Monica Parkin

Mental Health Matters with Jocelyn Bystrom

I am talking to Jocelyn Bystrom today, teacher on medical leave, turned writer and mental health advocate. Jocelyn will take us through her 7-year struggle to get answers to troubling medical symptoms. Eventually progressing to seizures, cognitive decline, and central apnea and the loss of her driving privileges.  Jocelyn truly hit rock bottom before she…

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Snack Video Dating with Kim Kaplan

I am talking to Kim Kaplan today, Founder and CEO of the Snack dating app. Kim joins us to discuss the inspiration, the journey, and what the future holds for Snack. Snack is a video-first dating app that combines the best of Tik Tok and Tinder to create a more authentic dating experience. Once you…

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Cannabinoid Medicine with Dr. Rachna Patel

On today’s show I am talking to Dr. Rachna Patel, a physician that specializes in cannabinoids and has been treating patients with CBD and medical marijuana since 2012. Dr. Patel joins us to discuss her work and to answer listener questions. Initially on the path to becoming and emergency room physician, Rachna ventured into cannabinoids…

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Mindset Matters with Susan Thomas

Today I’m talking to Susan Thomas, the Vice President of Eastern Canada for InvIs Mortgage Intelligence. Susan is passionate about health and fitness and is certified as a level 1 CrossFit trainer. She has overcome her fair share of obstacles in her life, and she’s excited to share her journey on the show today. Susan…

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A Compassionate and Curious Eye with Karen McKinnon

In this episode I am talking to Karen McKinnon, owner of McKinnon Photography and Director of Family Services at Habitat for Humanity North Island, in this episode. Karen will talk about how she started her photography journey, going back to school while running a business, and how to make sure you are serving yourself. Karen…

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Letting go of Judgement with Christine Buemann

In this episode I speak to Christine Buemann of the Collective Mortgage Group in Prince George BC. Christine is the winner of many awards, including the prestigious CMP Women of influence award 2 years in a row. She has been vocal in speaking about the difficulties of being a parent and starting out as an…

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Redefining Intimacy with Tziporah Kingsbury

In Episode 15 I speak with Tziporah Kingsbury, Somatic Intimacy and Relationship Educator and Breath Therapy Trainer, featured on ABC’s “The Bachelor”. She helps high achieving adults to leverage their emotional intelligence and to feel more connected to their mind and body. As a result they can feel safe, seen, and confident when it comes…

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Hired in 7 Days with Lauren Bell

In Episode 14, I talk to Lauren Bell director of a company called “Hired in 7 Days”  where she is turning the hiring process upside down and using a unique game, changing obstacle based hiring strategy .  As a fellow juggler, she is also currently working on her Master’s of Educational Policy specializing in Adult…

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A Passion for Education with Marieke Holtkamp

My guest this week is Marieke Holtkamp who is Vice Principal of a distributed learning program in SD 71 and an Instructor of Online Learning at Vancouver Island University. Early on in this episode, we learn that English is not Marieke’s first language and that her family immigrated her from Holland when she was ten….

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The Gender Code with Danielle Dobson

In Episode 12 I speak to Danielle Dobson, author of The Gender Code. Danielle is a speaker, facilitator, author, corporate advisor and mother, with an extensive background in corporate finance and then in the wellness industry. Danielle conducted a 2-year grounded-theory research project to understand why her clients were struggling with the tension of achieving…

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