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Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.

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Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings to the show people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.


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Chief Dream Chaser Aimee J. brings to the show people you never knew you needed to meet. Aimee talks to fellow dream chasers who share the story of their chase, the lessons they've learned, and have a good time doing it. Life is too short to live with regrets. You need to make moves, take a chance, and chase your dreams.








Ep 262: Time to Rest

You can’t just be hustling all the time, you also need to take time to rest. We’ve been glorifying the hustle culture for far too long that taking a break seems unacceptable. In this episode, Aimee tackles a topic that we don’t normally discuss - taking a break. For the longest time, we’ve been taught that hustling is the only way to achieve our dreams. We didn’t realize that too much hustle leads to burnout and not becoming the best version of ourselves. There should be no shame in taking...


Ep 261: Aimee J – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

We’re halfway through the year, it seems that days went by so fast. Some of us feel like not having enough time to process everything we’re going through. Some days we feel okay, others not so much. But you have to remember, it’s okay to not be okay. In this episode, we have another inspiring discussion about it’s okay to not be okay. Aimee shares that for the past couple of months, she’s not feeling good. A lot of things happened, she lost some loved ones and this puts her in a space where...


Ep 260: Tim Tortora – How To Make It In Hollywood

For some, getting into the entertainment industry is like having that impossible dream that’s never going to happen. And the perpetual question everybody’s asking - how to make it in Hollywood? In this episode, Tim Tortora tells how he conquered Hollywood and made a living out of it. He shares some of the biggest lessons that only the industry can impart and why building a connection is the number one factor for success in this arena. WHAT DID YOUNG TIM WANT TO BE WHEN HE GREW UP? With...


Ep 259: Carolyn Yates – Give Yourself Permission To Put Yourself First

The time used to invest in yourself reflects on the quality of relationships you engage in. In this episode, Carolyn Yates shares her expertise and advice for people struggling with their mental health. Our mental health condition is often affected by a lot of factors; the people around us, social media, and personal pressures but the best way to deal with this is to prioritize self-care. WHAT DID YOUNG CAROLYN WANT TO BE WHEN SHE GREW UP? Carolyn wasn’t sure what she wanted to be when...


Ep 258: Aimee J – Let’s Talk Mental Health

Mental health is not something we openly talk about and yet it greatly impacts how we live our lives. A lot of us perceive mental health as an essential topic we should be talking about. However, we all know that it’s difficult to take action when we suffer from mental health issues. In this episode, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness month, Aimee tackles a topic close to her heart and something she supports fully - mental health. Through this episode, Aimee shares how she handles...


Ep 257: Aimee J – You Can Do Hard Things

We tend to think that life is hard, and it is but what we fail to realize is that we’re capable of improving our lives, we have the power to pivot and deal with hard things. In this episode, Aimee explores something that she’s always been afraid to do - speak to her listeners directly. She shares her thoughts and insights about various topics and this episode, it’s about the hard things in life and why we should be empowered to handle them. Life is not always going to be a smooth ride,...


Ep 256: Drew & Sylvia Nixon – Know You and Walk in it!

Tap into yourself, figure out who you really are, and embrace that. In this episode, Sylvia and Drew Nixon, share the value of knowing who you really are and walking in your purpose. Life can get too noisy that we often miss the very thing that we would like to do, but we are given the opportunity to recognize our strength and learn the process of chasing our dreams. WHAT YOUNG DREW AND SYLVIA WANTED TO BE It’s always an interesting question when someone asks us what our dreams are when...


Ep 255: Don’t Take For Granted There Is A Next Time

We always believe that we have time to do things. We focus too much on the future that we forget to enjoy the present. In this episode, Aimee shares a personal experience with loss, grief, and the learnings she got from losing two people close to her heart. It is during the dark moments in our lives we realize that life shouldn't be taken for granted, and we need to make the most of it. THE PERSONAL EFFECTS OF WORLD-CHANGING EVENTS A few months ago, a friend of Aimee's passed away...


Ep 254: Daree Allen Nieves – Follow Your Multi-Passions

Chasing our dreams will demand persistence to learn and explore various options and oftentimes, it will call for multi-passion experiences. My good friend Daree Allen Nieves is back on Chasing Dreams. She was on episode 77 and now she’s here to tell us about her multi-passions. Daree has been doing a wide variety of things in her life and she encourages people to do the same. She shares how it helped her relationships, perspectives, and life in general. ONE THING THAT CHANGED IN DAREE’S...


Ep 253: Challenge Societal Norms & Stereotypes

Can you believe that in this day and age of technological advancements and intense social awareness, there are still norms and stereotypes that don’t serve us well? In this episode, Aimee shares with us why she didn’t come back straight away. She did a lot of experimenting and along came her realizations about life. She was a victim of societal norms and stereotypes and through this episode, she hopes to create a difference and call for a challenge so that other people will not experience...


Ep 252: Finding Our Outer Voice With JAM & Philly

Are you prepared to break through stereotypes and traditions to chase your dreams? We welcome the second season of Chasing Dreams with two guests who can give us a new perspective on how we pursue our goals. In this episode, I get to chat with the duo from JAM & Philly, James, and Philly Mathew. We’re family, and I’ve seen the struggles, how they follow their passion, and their journey to becoming successful music artists and record label owners. YOUNG JAM & PHILLY Growing up in a typical...


Ep 251: Aimee J. – Guess Who’s Back!

After a few months off and hearing the asks, we're bringing Chasing Dreams back in 2022. Figured sharing the news on my birthday would be appropriate. Make sure you're subscribed so you can see when we return with Season 2!


Ep 250: All Good Things…

We’ve reached the last episode of Chasing Dreams. 250 amazing episodes. 250 stories. So many lessons learned. When I started this podcast, I never imagined getting to 250 episodes. I thought 50 episodes would be good. Then I thought a hundred would be okay. But I was blessed with amazing guests, listeners, and a team to keep going. Today, we reach the final episode of Chasing Dreams. In saying goodbye, I wanted to share with you this journey, how I got here, where I’m going and my fellow...


Ep 249: Julie Hall – Leading with Self Compassion

How can you better prepare yourself to chase your dreams? As we enter the penultimate episode of Chasing Dreams, I try to make sure that I’m bringing you the best guests I can. In this episode, I get to chat with experienced licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Connecticut, Julie Hall - who also happens to be my cousin. I know her well and wasn’t wrong with bringing her on the second to the last episode of the show to share her knowledge and expertise. YOUNG JULIE As a young girl,...


Ep 248: Tommy Breedlove – How to Build and Live a Legendary Life

We all have the power of choice. But some of us think otherwise. If you don’t believe you have a choice because of the stories that others have put in your mind, ask yourself what will you choose today to start unwiring that lie, so that you can live your life and not that story you’re telling yourself. In this episode of Chasing Dreams, we get to chat with the amazing Tommy Breedlove on how, through conscious actions and inner work, you can build and live a legendary life. Tommy...


Ep. 247: Andrea Parker – Create A Life That You Are SO In Love With!

We all have our own unique potential in this world. It’s up to us to find it and live up to it. Because if we aren’t living life to its full potential, then we are missing out. Today’s guest is someone who shares so much value on how stepping out of your comfort zone is the best way to reach your full potential. Andrea Parker is a former police detective turned human potential coach. As an accredited International Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Andrea works with high-performing women,...


246: Jewel Turner – Being The Light In A World Full Of Darkness

It’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to. What do you answer to? This is Jewel’s favourite quote and the questions she asks her guests all the time. It makes you define yourself and not have anyone else define you. This time, I was able to ask her the same question. For Jewel, she answers to who God defines her. She answers to being worthy of belonging in the community and to the personification of her name - Jewel - a rare and precious person. JEWEL’S JOURNEY Jewel and I...


245: Frank King – Let’s Talk Suicide Prevention

TRIGGER WARNING: Topics covered may elicit strong emotions. Suicide is a large and growing public health problem and it has been for a while. But with COVID-19, the numbers have seen a large spike. According to the World Health Organization, almost 800,000 people in the world die by suicide every year. “For each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. Suicide and attempts have a huge ripple effect on families, friends, communities, and societies.” But there is something that we...


244: Maaden Eshete Jones – Healing Through Hospitality

March is Women’s History month. During this celebration, the media usually focuses on Oprah, Michelle Obama or other famous women in history. But today’s guest should also be one of the many women to be honoured this Women’s History Month In this episode of Chasing Dreams, we get to speak with Maaden Eshete Jones, the founder of Love, Maaden. Maaden is a wellness advocate, story teller, and lover of celebrations. She believes that community begets fearlessness, and that gathering around the...


Ep 243: Rochelle Gapere – One Happy Day at a Time

Are you a glass half-empty or half-full sort of person? What if there was another way to see it? That is, that the glass is refillable. No matter what you go through in life, you have the power to choose to fill and refill your life with what makes you happy. Filling your life with happiness starts from within. Today’s guest is the best-selling author of One Happy Thought at a Time: 30 Days to a Happier You - Rochelle Gapere. She teaches readers how to live a life that fulfills and engages...