Eps. 15 - From Passion to Obsession to ANXIETY!!!! aka My journey with Zero Waste.

In this month’s solo episode of Rainy Day Diaries, I talk about how learning about something new (an important cause in this case!) can quickly turn into a passion… or if you’re really lucky, can quickly turn into a reason you beat yourself up.

I discuss the Zero Waste Movement and easy ways for all of us to eliminate trash. 

My favorite straw!
My favorite silverware set!

Also HERE is my full list of my FAVORITE waste-free products!

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So cool story, this is one of the VERY FIRST episodes of the podcast I recorded when I was pregnant. I actually came up with the idea of this episode while at a networking event in St. Pete while being surrounded by plastic cups and pre-wrapped granola bars.

In all honesty though, since I became a Mom, this has been WAY harder. WAY WAY harder. Mom Brain is a real thing, and I often can’t even remember to wear shoes when I leave, let alone remember all my reusable items, but I’m trying my best. :)

Mentionables:
- Sad Sea Turtle with Straw in Nose - graphic.
- Give Yourself a BREAK!
- I didn’t know about her back when I recorded this episode but I love that she explores way to reduce waste without making us feel bad about it. :)

 
 PS: The link above with the product recommendations are Amazon affiliate links.

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Eps. 14 - April Heather talks about how migraines started her art journey + how friendships helped her along the way.

Today’s inspiring episode is with Heather Davulcu aka April Heather Art. We covered so many topics, from Friendship to Illness, and how art helped her cope with her pain she was feeling. We also chatted about how one bridesmaid card changed the course of her art career.

Friendship was a big full circle of topic in this episode. We talked about learning how not only to make friends as a adolescent, but as an adult as well. I literally cried while editing this. I’m so inspired by Heather (and Alyssa from episode 3)’s bravery - they both got bulled and then both joined tons of groups to make friends, even though joining things and meeting new people is scary!

PS: You can tell when I recorded this, it was almost Mother’s Day! Ha! But her women marching artwork is so amazing and still available!!

A few fun Topics: 
-   How completely debilitating migraines can be.
-   How painting through the pain of them led to a business venture.
-   How creating a Bridesmaid card line changed her art path.
- “The daily of practice of something makes it look like you know what you're doing. you can’t NOT get better.”

Mentionables:
- The Big Green.
- The Artist’s Way
- The Dot - by Peter Reynolds.
 
 

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Eps. 12 - Jessie Olsen talks following her dreams & beating an eating disorder!

* Content Warning: Discussions of eating disorders.

* Content Warning: Discussions of eating disorders.

In this episode of Rainy Day Diaries, Jessie and I talk about everything from unicorns to following your dreams, and oddly enough, bond over our recoveries of our eating disorders.  

In this talk we discover how someone with a hardcore eating disorder can simultaneously have a business around dessert recipe development. 
 

A few fun Topics: 
-  Believing in Miracles. 
-  Creating the perfect job based on all of your favorite things.
-  How Jessie managed a business ALL about baking WHILE struggling with an eating          disorder.

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You can Find Jessie here:
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Now I will say... since I've talked to Jessie, she has changed directions in her business, but stay tuned on her website and Instagram to keep up to date with what she has up her delicious sleeve next!! :) 

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Eps. 10 - Vanessa Newton talks about how Dyslexia (among other things) did NOT hold her down in pursuit of inspiring children around the world.

Vanessa Newton is a BEACON OF LIGHT. She's a magical unicorn, an incredible storyteller, and quite honestly, she has the most infectious laugh ever!

She's illustrated of over 20 picture books, a handful of those she has authored as well. Her many styles of illustration are not only joyful, but captivating. 

When I first found out about Vanessa's work, I was babysitting a cute little munchkin.  When it was bedtime, I read her the most beautiful book, One Love. The collaged illustrations of this book were so gorgeous, I snuck the book out of the room once I put her to bed to look at all the pictures again.  It's an honor to now call the illustrator of this book, my friend. 

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In addition to how Dyslexia (among other things) did NOT hold her down in pursuit of inspiring children around the world, a few fun Topics we discuss are: 

- Her interesting journey to illustrator-hood.
- How she overcame her nay-sayers.
- How music can change and uplift even the 

You can Find Vanessa here:
Website I Instagram I Facebook

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Eps. 6 - Lauren Lowen talks about growing as an artist and the hardships of motherhood.

* Content Warning: Discussions of infertility and miscarriage. <3

* Content Warning: Discussions of infertility and miscarriage. <3

Welcome to another episode of Rainy Day Diaries! This week I talk with talented illustrator (and almost new mom!) Lauren Lowen. We talk about the hardships of going from high school to college, and Lauren BRAVELY shares about the hardships of miscarriage.  (and how to get back up after going through these hard challenges.)

In this episode we talk about Lauren encourages her students at the university she teaches. Lauren is an INCREDIBLE teacher as well as a fantastically quirky illustrator.

Goodness, I wish she was MY teacher! Her students are very lucky kids indeed.

 

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You can Find Lauren here:
Website I Instagram
 

Also, check out Lauren’s new book on Motherhood!

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Eps. 5 - Why is Mental Illness SUCH a Taboo?!?!

One of the things about Mental Illness I don't understand... like AT ALL, is why it's such a taboo topic. Why can others see the need to seek help for other illnesses but NOT related to mental illness? It just makes no sense at all.

In this month's solo episode, I go into details about why it's potentially considered taboo and how we can hopefully change that! 

 

Mentionables:

- 42.5 MILLION people, that’s 1 in 5 people. - Newsweek Article.

- It's time to change this!! Olivia's take on the taboo-ness.

 

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Eps. 4 - Alyssa Hopkins talks about Bullying & Community Outreach.

* Content Warning: Discussions of depression & suicidal thoughts.

* Content Warning: Discussions of depression & and suicidal thoughts.

For the 2nd interview on Rainy Day Diaries, I chat with my friend Alyssa Hopkins from "The Lovely Lyss". Alyssa is a Graphic Designer and Photographer but even more importantly, Alyssa has a heart to help people like non other. On this episode we cover everything from bullying to suicidal thoughts, to how mission work changed her life. 

A few fun Topics: 
-   How God/The Universe changed her perspective on Life.
-   Bullying & Mental Wellness. 
-   Community Outreach.

You can Find Alyssa here:
Website I Instagram I Facebook

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Eps. 1 - Introduction & Interview with me, Jenipher Lyn!

Ahhh Y'all! Today is THE DAY! Rainy Day Diaries, my new podcast is LIVE! I am SO freaked excited to share it you, and truth be told, VERY nervous too! lol

In this VERY FIRST episode of Rainy Day Diaries, (yay!!) I vulnerably answer all the questions I’ll be asking my future guests. Come sit with me and learn the reasons I’m starting this podcast, and the good I hope it will do in the world! <3

A few fun Topics: 
-   Awkwardly hard Teen Years
-   Mental Wellness
-   Pregnancy :) 

Mentionables:
- "When Nothing Else Matters Anymore" by Bev Cobain.
 

Ahhhhh, so please go ahead and subscribe in Itunes, and if you write a review, you have a chance to win a FAB goody bag giveaway!!! YAY!!!
 

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Website: www.jenipherlyn.com/podcast

Music: Cute uke tune by Scott Homes.

Exciting Changes ahead!!!

I have something exciting and scary to share with you..

but first a story...

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Growing up I was basically told I was too dumb to be in the "regular" classes. So i got lumped with the slacker rich kids who just didn't give a crap and you know what? It made me just give up and not give one single crap either.

(Not that i cared that much anyways lol but still...)
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Fast forward life and I *still* felt like the dumb kid who can't learn new things. (i literally did NOT know i wasn't an idiot until i was 25, i even wrote about it in my book)
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But this year, life has to change, my business has to change, and I've decided to start an encouraging podcast to discuss mental wellness, imperfection and failure/getting back up and holy CRAP i have never researched this much. For ANYTHING as I have for this podcast and gosh DARNIT, i WILL start this freaking podcast if it .... makes me eat dozens of cookies.
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So... this leads me to YOU, dear friends! 

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I'd really love your opinions on what you'd like to hear about, or if there's certain topics you feel aren't freely discussed! Or of any guests you'd like for me to interview! :)

Feel free to comment below with any suggestions! <3
Love, Jenipher