Chasing Brighter Podcast: A Journey Of Self-Discovery And Lifestyle Tips For Women

**2024 PODCAST OF THE YEAR WINNER: BEST FEMALE HOSTED PODCAST** ’Chasing Brighter Podcast: A Journey Of Self Discovery And Lifestyle Tips For Women’—a sanctuary for the modern woman seeking to navigate the complexities of life with grace, strength, and a sense of adventure. We are your hosts, fervent believers in the power of storytelling and personal growth, here to guide you through a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation. Each episode is a treasure trove of wisdom, designed to inspire, educate, and empower women from all walks of life. We delve into topics that matter to you—from achieving career success and financial independence to fostering meaningful relationships, embracing self-care, and pursuing your passions with confidence and courage. ’Chasing Brighter’ is more than just a podcast; it’s a movement. It’s about challenging the status quo, breaking free from societal expectations, and crafting a life that’s truly your own. Through in-depth interviews with inspiring women leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives, and thinkers, alongside actionable lifestyle tips and personal reflections, we aim to provide you with the tools and inspiration to chase your brightest life. Whether you’re looking to make a big change, find more joy in the everyday, or simply enjoy a moment of connection and inspiration amidst your busy schedule, this podcast is here for you. Let’s embark on this journey together, as we chase brighter, one story at a time.

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2 days ago

Welcome to the Chasing Brighter Podcast! In this episode, hosts Kelly & Jessica, reflect on completing our incredible second season with over 70 episodes. Kelly shares her favorite episode featuring Dr. Corinne Cherek, founder of Grace from Grief Counseling. They discuss the profound conversation about grief, loss, and Dr. Cherek's inspiring spiritual journey. Despite technical difficulties with a new iPad, the heartfelt connection and admiration for Dr. Cherek's work are clear. Listen to the encore of this touching interview that left a lasting impact.
 
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Thursday Jul 04, 2024

This week we talk to Jesica Medellin author of 'First Moon Manual: Letters to our Daughters' book aimed at empowering young women and helping them embrace their menstrual cycles. She shares with us her story and amazing journey of publishing this incredible book for all our daughters out there and this:
Jesica shares her experiences, motivation for writing the book
Breaking down the stigma and shame around menstruation
Educating young women about their bodies effectively
How Jessica's book attempts to alter this narrative.
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Monday Jul 01, 2024

In this episode of the Chasing Brighter Podcast, hosts Kelly and Jess engage in an extensive discussion about the challenges and humorous aspects of parenting, particularly through the lens of managing their children's sports activities and personal growth. They share stories of unexpected emergencies, like sick kids and sports injuries, illustrating the need for adaptability and resilience.  The episode emphasizes the value of communication, flexibility, and finding joy in the journey of parenting.
00:28 Surviving vs. Thriving: Real-Life Parenting Struggles00:43 Unexpected Turns: Sick Kids and Batting Cage Incidents08:01 Sports Season and Balancing Family Life10:08 Maximizing Downtime: Self-Care and Parenting Hacks12:57 Diving into Shondaland: Discussing TV Shows and Parenting Insights16:41 Navigating Sports Parenting: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly17:12 The Ever-Changing Landscape of Youth Sports Teams17:59 Dealing with Toxicity in Sports: A Parent's Perspective19:13 The Highs and Lows of Competitive Sports for Kids27:32 Rethinking Parental Pressure and Supporting Kids' Choices31:40 Finding Balance: Parenting, Pressure, and Water Battles
**2024 PODCAST OF THE YEAR WINNER: BEST FEMALE HOSTED PODCAST**
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Thursday Jun 27, 2024

In this episode of the Chasing Brighter Podcast, hosts Jessica and Kelly discuss their June book club pick, "All Boys Aren't Blue" by George M. Johnson. They delve into the themes and stories within this powerful memoir and manifesto, highlighting George's journey as a Black, non-binary individual navigating issues of race, gender, and sexuality. The hosts discuss their experiences reading and listening to the book, touching on topics such as representation, family support, and the importance of inclusive language. They also reflect on their connections to George's life, emphasizing the significance of reading banned books and celebrating Pride Month by featuring LGBTQIA+ voices. The episode encourages listeners to explore George's memoir and join in the celebration of diverse stories and perspectives.
Support Pride Month by Reading our June Book Club Book: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson <-- It's SO, SO, Good!! And it's one of the most banned books!! 
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Monday Jun 24, 2024

In this episode of the Chasing Brighter Podcast, Kelly and Jessica discuss their upcoming summer travel plans and how they handle pet care through the Rover app, highlighting the convenience and cost-effectiveness of house sitters over boarding pets. They delve into the adventures and mishaps of managing sports schedules for their kids, sharing humorous and relatable stories about rainy soccer games and valuable equipment investments like pop-up tents and wagons. The conversation transitions into a reflection on social interactions and friendship styles, inspired by a New York Times quiz that Jessica and Kelly take, revealing their "firefly" and "evergreen" friendship types, respectively. They emphasize the importance of meaningful connections and staying energized through intimate conversations with close friends. The episode closes with actionable advice on maintaining strong friendships, especially when life gets busy.
 
Friendship Quiz: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/06/09/well/mind/friendship-style-quiz.html
 
Our June Book Club pick: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson. 
 
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Thursday Jun 20, 2024

This episode of the Chasing Brighter Podcast focuses on how parents can be allies to the LGBT+ community and raise their children to be allies. Hosts Jessica and Kelly discuss the importance of fostering inclusivity and acceptance, debunk common misconceptions about being allies, and provide practical tips for supporting LGBTQ+ rights. They emphasize continuous learning, the impact of representation and visibility, and how to use inclusive language at home. The conversation also highlights the significance of mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth and the role parents play in advocating for equality and standing against discrimination. The episode aims to offer guidance and inspire listeners to create a compassionate and accepting environment for all.
Support Pride Month by Reading our June Book Club Book: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson <-- It's SO, SO, Good!! And it's one of the most banned books!! 
Follow Us for More Inspiration:
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Blog: www.chasingbrighter.com
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Monday Jun 17, 2024

The episode of the Chasing Brighter Podcast features a conversation between Kelly and Jessica about Kelly's recent experience with skin cancer. Kelly shares her feelings about having had basal cell skin cancer removed and the impact it has had on her appearance, specifically a bald spot on her hairline. Despite these challenges, Kelly ends on a positive note, expressing a rare moment of feeling normal amidst her medical struggles.
Support Pride Month by Reading our June Book Club Book: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson <-- It's SO, SO, Good!! And it's one of the most banned books!! 
Follow Us for More Inspiration:
Instagram: @chasingbrighter
Blog: www.chasingbrighter.com
Exclusive Offers:
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Thursday Jun 13, 2024

**2024 PODCAST OF THE YEAR WINNER: BEST FEMALE HOSTED PODCAST**
Welcome to our episode of our award-winning podcast, in this episode, Jessica and Kelly talk about the history and significance of Pride Month, offering insights into the LGBTQ+ community and the importance of inclusivity and advocacy.
Topics Discuss: Understanding Pride month, the history of Pride, decoding the acronyms and terms, new terms and inclusivity, the role of allies.
Support Pride Month by Reading our June Book Club Book: All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson <-- It's SO, SO, Good!! And it's one of the most banned books!! 
Follow Us for More Inspiration:
Instagram: @chasingbrighter
Blog: www.chasingbrighter.com
Exclusive Offers:
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Amazon Prime: Special 50% discount on Amazon Prime memberships for our listeners. Join now!
Warrior Strong Wellness: Fuel your body and mind. Use the code "chasingbrighter" for a 10% discount on all products. Shop here!

Monday Jun 10, 2024

**2024 PODCAST OF THE YEAR WINNER: BEST FEMALE HOSTED PODCAST**
This episode of the Chasing Brighter Podcast's Mom Talk we discuss spontaneous vacation plans that fell perfectly into place during a casual conversation at a baseball game. The discussion then transitions to a viral social media trend comparing the fear of encountering a man versus a bear in the forest, highlighting female safety concerns. The conversation wraps up with an in-depth look at the complexities of modern marriage, particularly focusing on women's mental load, high divorce rates, and efforts to reignite intimacy in relationships.
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Thursday Jun 06, 2024

In this episode of the Chasing Brighter Podcast, hosts Kelly and Jessica engage in a heart-to-heart discussion with Kathy Colaiacovo, a marketing strategist and president of Pepper Marketing Services. Kathy, who also hosts the 'Marketing Your Private Practice with Kathy C' Podcast, shares her personal and professional journey, offering insights into her upbringing as a military brat, her transition from a full-time at-home mom to a business owner, and the challenges of raising her three children. The conversation delves deep into Kathy's experience with her youngest child coming out as transgender, the emotional rollercoaster that followed, and the significance of love and acceptance in parenting. The episode offers valuable lessons on resilience, the importance of community support, and the power of understanding when dealing with life's adversities.
 
Connect with Kathy  online via her website  www.PepperitMarketing.com or on  Instagram, LinkedIn or Facebook. 
 
Chasing Brighter is winner of the 2024 PODCAST OF THE YEAR for BEST FEMALE HOSTED PODCAST!!  Follow Us for More Inspiration in Instagram @chasingbrighter  and on our blog - www.chasingbrighter.com.

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