#60 Vanessa Benton (Miss V) + Mariel Fiori (La Voz) + Hillary Harvey (The Source) “Spreading Truth and Love”

Guest host Vanessa Benton talks about growing up in a musical family and how becoming a dancer and being a part of the dance community helped her grow and develop her own self esteem. Guests Hillary Harvey and Mariel Fiori both journalists and radio hosts share about the how and why of journalism, race and the women’s movement, #metoo, self care and more. Miss V and Theresa close it out with LOVE.

#59 Sharon Lindeman (Yogini ) / Amanda Cole (Quill and the Man Documentary) “Don’t Give Up On Yourself”

Happy Women’s History Month! Shana grew up more feminine and Theresa more masculine, we discuss! Our first guest is yogini Sharon Lindeman, a deep and compassionate soul who’s lived a well traveled life! Our second guest is Amanda Cole, musician, writer, poet and filmmaker who is making a documentary about her father who performed at the original Woodstock concert. Self care is here…as always, talking about assumptions and getting out of the head into the heart.

#58 Coaching Women (Blair Glaser / Rebecca Wong / Lauree Ostrofsky) “Leadership, Connection and Holding Space for Growth”

Girl Talk on White Supremacy. And our 3 guests today share their thoughts on how women do business and life differently. We talk about how they help their clients identify their goals and stay committed to them and how they help them identify and overcome fear. These women are amazing and walk the walk of what they teach others.

#57 Rita Bolla-Lapinel (Artist, The Book of Persistence ) / Kristin Olsen-Huddle (Infertility, Going On ) “Art, Healing and Persisting Through Infertility”

Shana signs to a new label, taking your power back, and The Four Agreements! Our first guest is Rita Bolla-Lapinel, a Hungarian-born artist, rape survivor and fertility conquerer who shares about her persistence. Our second guest is Kristin Olsen-Huddle, mother of twins after struggling with infertility. She’s sober, a writer, a performer and a true inspiration.

#56 Megan Offner (NY Heartwoods) / Erica Chase-Salerno (Thank You Cancer) “Living and Dying On Your Own Terms”

Girl Talking about Valentine’s Day and loving ourselves. Then our first guest, Megan Offner, owner of NY Heartwoods , talks about how she shifted into work that is aligned with her principles of sustainability, localism and community. She’s someone who’s worked to understand her own needs and balances her needs with the demands of running your own business. Let us all learn from Megan! Our second interview today is one that Shana lovingly recorded of her friend Erica Chase-Salerno from her hospice bed, 6 days before her passing. Erica was someone who embraced life fully and has done the same as well in her death. She’s beyond an inspiration to us all. Thank you Erica for being you in all you do! We love YOU!

#55 Women in Small Town Business (Jen Donovan, Maria Philippis, Elenie Loizou) “Wishing the Competition Success”

Not wishing our enemies to fail. Women doing business differently. Embracing competition and building family at work. Those are the topics we dig into today with our guests, Jen Donovan, Maria Phillipis and Elenie Loizou. They are three successful business women in a thriving smallish town in Kingston, NY. How do they do what they do, balancing work with children and sneaking in naps on the regular? Tune in to find out!

#54 Lea Garnier (Sage Academy of Sound Energy) / Dee Solin (Magic Palette) “The Magic of Sound and Color”

Girl Talk is an exciting frenzy of us gushing about our progress in getting the Podcast ready…and here she is!!! We also should out the film “No Choice” by Bill Moyers…check it. Our first guest is Lea Garnier of Sage Academy of Sound Healing who shares about her journey into and through sound healing, shamanism, the feminine and the magic of accidents. Our second guest is Dee Solin, award winning American Abstract Color Painter, known for her MAGIC PALLETTE, who shares about the importance of staying positive, moving forward by separating emotion from the goal and working with her mantra, focus and clarity. Self care is New Moon astrology via Theresa and the interwebs.

#53 ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW (w. Beetle, Freedom Walker and Julie Novak) “SEASON TWO, it’s All About the LOVE”

It’s our FIRST show of SEASON TWO!!!! We can hardly believe it ourselves. In Girl Talk we gush a bit about all that, catch up on the women’s march happenings and give props to an important suffragist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Today we mix things up from our Season One format and invite three fabulous humans to be our guests for a buzz session of sorts where we muck it up over things like comedy, love, fear, stage fright, overcoming, public speaking, queerness and more. Joining us are Julie Novak, Beetle and FreedomWalker, three people you really need to know. We promise!

#52 Marcina Hale (Disturbing the Peace Doc) / Molly Hamilton (Widowspeak) “Transforming and Reconnecting”

Girl Talking about the Women’s March, the controversy surrounding the 2019 marches and how or why to show up. Our first guest is Marcina Hale who’s changing the way we live and work through conflict together as a community through her work at Reconsider, an organization that sparks innovation, encouraging creativity, and forms community to make our world more compassionate and connected. Our second guest, Molly Hamilton of the band Widowspeak talks about her rise to fame and how that led to a slowing down and a reconnection to her art and music in a more authentic way. Self care touches on asking in order to receive and how cooking is a powerful form of self care.

#51 Jennifer Dignon (Heart Child Yoga) / Lara Hope (Lara Hope and the Ark-Tone) / “The Benefit of Presence and Magical Gifts from the Universe”

Girl Talk get’s cute with an audio recording of Shana and Mike singing Theresa “Happy Birthday.” Haha… Love celebrating Theresa. Then we go deep into the subject of doubt and whether it’s useful or not and how to move past it. What are your thoughts? Our first guest today is Jennifer Dignon of [Heart Child Yoga][1]. She is a yoga teacher and therapist here in the Hudson Valley, working mostly with kids and kids with special needs. The secret to her success, listening to the children. Our second guest today is Lara Hope, a local Hudson Valley touring musician. Her band is [Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones][2].They just got back from a whirlwind tour opening for Brian Setzer of the band The Stray Cats. Lara shares about her growing success, hard work ethic, her ability to keep moving forward, and how getting the booking agent of her dreams who focuses on roots music was the missing piece of the puzzle. Self Care…cake! Well, it’s Theresa’s birthday, but yes, we do also talk about what Lara does for self care and the benefits of journaling.