Erin Blaskie Portrait“The world is noisy and there are a lot of opinions out there…” – Erin Blaskie

Have you ever accomplished a goal and then asked yourself; “is that all there is?” Better yet, have you ever made it to a point in your life where you thought you would feel “successful” only to realize it wasn’t what you imagined? Erin Blaskie hit the wall this past year and is here to share her story with you.

Erin shares how she worked her butt off to accomplish what she thought would make her feel successful but instead found a deep state of depression. On this episode Erin will share how she made it to the top only to figure out it was actually the bottom and then how she climbed her way out, one baby step at a time.

Meet Erin Blaskie

Erin has helped numerous businesses come online, establish their web presence and create community. Erin’s primary expertise is in creating solid systems and processes for businesses but she also leads clients to leverage the power of the Internet to nurture community, create culture and inspire change.

Erin has worked with companies such as Disney, Travelocity, Microsoft Canada, Ford Canada, Canadian Tire, Alliance Films, TD Bank and many more.

She has also been quoted in five print books, received numerous business awards, has delivered presentations on local, national and International platforms and has been featured in notable media such as the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Huffington Post, and many more.

Erin loves telling stories that get audiences engaged, excited and inspired to take action.

Erin Blaskie’s Links & Resources

Show Notes

  • Meet Erin Blaskie. [1:18]
  • What does Erin Blaskie really do? [2:19]
  • Major Corporations & Movie Stars… How did Erin Blaskie get into this? [3:23]
  • How did Erin Blaskie quit her full time job to follow her passion? [7:32]
  • Do you have to be fearless to take the leap? [11:36]
  • How to follow your dreams even when you have opposition. [14:45]
  • Tips on if the opposition is a loved one who is trying to protect you. [17:55]
  • What makes a good story and the wall that Erin Blaskie hit this year. [20:45]
  • How being open and vulnerable improved Erin Blaskie’s business. [26:16]
  • Define success for YOU… It may just be the key to happiness. [31:02]
  • What do you want? Erin Blaskie shares how she got clear. [33:49]
  • Why we’re so busy and how to open your schedule. [36:55]
  • Erin Blaskie’s World Lesson. [40:47]
  • Feel the fear… And then what to do. [40:57]
  • How to get in touch with Erin Blaskie. [43:38]

Marni Headshot“Passion is an evolution.” – Marni Wasserman

You’ll never find your passion unless you’re willing to put yourself out there. You need to put yourself in situations that empower you, surround yourself with people that inspire you and create habits that propel you!

This is exactly what Marni Wasserman has done and continues to do. Marni has followed the path to her passion and has turned it into her career. She’s done what she’s needed to do to make it happen and is loving every minute of it. In this episode, Marni shares all sorts of tips and tools that will help you get started or keep you going along your journey. She’ll also make sure you’re set up properly in your kitchen so that you can have all the energy you need for your life trek.

Meet Marni Wasserman

Marni Wasserman EyesSimply said, Marni Wasserman’s life is rooted in healthy eating. Culinary Nutritionist, Health Strategist, Co-Host of The Ultimate Health Podcast and founder of Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop located in midtown Toronto. Here, she teaches her signature cooking classes, and offers collaborative workshops and urban retreats. She is also the Author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet For Dummies.

She has has made several media appearances on Breakfast Television, Global News, CBC, CHCH and Newstalk 1010 and has articles in the National Post, Toronto Star, Huffington Post and Chatelaine Magazine. Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic plant-based diet that is both simple and delicious.

Marni Wasserman’s Links & Resources

Show Notes

  • Meet Marni Wasserman. [1:03]
  • Marni Wasserman’s journey to her Passion. [2:06]
  • How Marni Wasserman saw and filled a need in the marketplace. [5:27]
  • How to find your passion and what fulfills you. [7:47]
  • Get out of your head! [10:42]
  • Marni Wasserman’s business struggles. [11:58]
  • How to get through the tough times in business. [15:47]
  • Marni Wasserman’s daily menu. [17:36]
  • Elixirs? [19:34]
  • Marni Wasserman’s “staples” for her kitchen [20:07]
  • Kitchen Tools and how to cook properly. [21:11]
  • How to get protein on a plant based diet. [23:29]
  • Marni Wasserman’s habits that keep her going. [25:29]
  • The 5 Minute Journal. [26:38]
  • How to get a hold of Marni Wasserman. [30:53]

“I decided that, in order for me to get better, I needed to take life into my own hands.” – Justin Gauthier

What do you do when you live in constant pain, you’re constantly loosing weight and the doctors are making things worse? Justin shares what he did in this inspiring interview about healing through Juicing and what ended up being the beginning of his life’s purpose.

Unfortunately, most people leave 2 of the most important things in their lives in other people’s hands. Their Money and their Health. Sure, these 2 things aren’t the end all be all but it’s hard to live the life of your dreams without these 2 things. Justin has found a way to stay healthy, make money and live his life’s purpose. The cool thing, it all revolves around Juicing!

Instagram_Vers_mediumMeet Justin Gauthier

Justin started URBAN JUICE PRESS with his partner, Tyler Saikaly, 2 years ago. Justin is originally from Winnipeg and spent most of his childhood growing up in a small town, north of Toronto. He moved to Ottawa after high school to pursue a degree in Science with a major in Human Kinetics.

In 2010, Justin become quite ill and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After being prescribed a cocktail of medications, which further declined his quality of life, he discovered juicing and started to use this as one of his healing tools.

Today, Justin’s business continues to grow along with his underlying passion which is to show how powerful juicing can be.

Urban Juice Press Links & Resources

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Show Notes
  • Meet Justin. [1:10]
  • The worst time of Justin’s life. [2:08]
  • What is Crohn’s Disease and what are the symptoms? [3:30]
  • Medications for Crohn’s Disease and the side effects. [5:40]
  • What do you do when you run out of options? [8:37]
  • The road to the Urban Juice Press. [11:48]
  • How did Justin start juicing, how often did he do it and what did he notice? [13:50]
  • How is Justin doing today with all this Juicing? [15:08]
  • Did Justin go back to the doctors and tell them about Juicing? [16:48]
  • Justin’s habits… Think it involves Juicing? [19:15]
  • Emotional Freedom Technique and Tapping. [20:00]
  • Transitioning from Government Worker to Juice Bar Owner. [21:31]
  • How does the Urban Juice Press make money? [22:55]
  • Juice cleanses by the Urban Juice Press. [24:28]
  • Kids and Juicing. [28:33]
  • Justin’s lesson for the World. [29:34]
  • Justin’s Juicing resources and how to get a hold of him. [30:27]


Todd & Cathy“Dude! Make yourself freaking happy!” – Todd Adams

Todd and Cathy are proof that it’s possible to work with your spouse, raise a family, have a career, follow your passion and have fun while doing it. This episode is a must for anybody who’s having trouble juggling their family, their passion and their career.

The Zen Parents will share what they do in order to make sure they not only are able to get everything done but also make their relationship stronger at the same time. From tips and tricks for parenting to learning from our kids, Todd and Cathy are walking their talk but know it’s not about being perfect.

Meet Todd & Cathy

Cathy (LCSW, CPC, CYT) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a PCI Certified Parent Coach, a Certified Elementary School Teacher, and a Certified Yoga Instructor. She is also the author of The Self-Aware Parent, The Self-Aware Parent Two, and the recently released Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post, a columnist for Chicago Parent, and she offers retreats, presentations, and family yoga in Chicago. Cathy worked for many years as a Child and Family Therapist and Clinical Educator at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She currently teaches in the Sociology Department at Dominican University.
Todd is a certified instructor for the Institute of Heartmath where he was trained in stress reduction and relaxation. He is co-facilitator of a local men’s group called The Tribe where he leads monthly meetings and offers annual adventure retreats. Todd recently completed his New Warrior Training through The ManKind Project, and he’s a blogger for The Good Men Project. Todd is a soccer coach and a Junior Achievement Educator; he teaches parenting and self-awareness classes with his wife Cathy. He’s also a sales rep for JVI Inc., a real estate investor in Chicago.
And since they didn’t have enough on their plate… Together, they have founded Zen Parenting, Inc., which is a company committed to helping people practice self-awareness, develop compassion, and practice kindness through podcasts, community events, books, and blogs.
As parents of three girls they practice what they preach on a daily basis.

Zen Parenting Links & Resources

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Show Notes
  • Intro to Todd & Cathy. [0:46]
  • How do they get it all done? [3:01]
  • Letting go in order to do what you love. [4:35]
  • The difference between loving what you do and being a workaholic. [6:24]
  • How Gorge Lucas knew he was doing his passion. [8:06]
  • How do you know if you’re going in the wrong direction? [9:30]
  • Why Todd and Cathy make a great team. [10:23]
  • What is Zen Parenting Radio? [13:12]
  • Is Zen Parenting becoming main stream? [15:58]
  • Tips and tricks from the Zen Parents themselves. [18:28]
  • Casey and Natasha argue? [22:53]
  • Our greatest teachers are often not who we think. [23:43]
  • The best thing our kids teach us. [24:45]
  • What Zen Parents struggle with and how they get through it. [25:51]
  • What is marriage “suppose” to look like? [32:29]
  • Who’s job is it to make you happy? [33:46]
  • Zen Parenting World Lessons. [34:59]
  • Zen Parenting Conference. [37:42]