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Imagine Yourself Podcast

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Imagine your next chapter of life with grace, gratitude, courage & faith! Looking for something positive and uplifting? With real talk, Lanee Blaise and Sandy Kovach try to help you through life's many challenges. In each episode, we will Imagine Ourselves rising above life’s bumps and bruises, taking on a specific challenge, and strategizing our way to peace and contentment. Along with expert guests from the mental health, faith, wellness arenas and more, we give you ideas and actionable steps to help you live your best life! More info at ImagineYourselfpodcast.com

Imagine your next chapter of life with grace, gratitude, courage & faith! Looking for something positive and uplifting? With real talk, Lanee Blaise and Sandy Kovach try to help you through life's many challenges. In each episode, we will Imagine Ourselves rising above life’s bumps and bruises, taking on a specific challenge, and strategizing our way to peace and contentment. Along with expert guests from the mental health, faith, wellness arenas and more, we give you ideas and actionable steps to help you live your best life! More info at ImagineYourselfpodcast.com

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Imagine your next chapter of life with grace, gratitude, courage & faith! Looking for something positive and uplifting? With real talk, Lanee Blaise and Sandy Kovach try to help you through life's many challenges. In each episode, we will Imagine Ourselves rising above life’s bumps and bruises, taking on a specific challenge, and strategizing our way to peace and contentment. Along with expert guests from the mental health, faith, wellness arenas and more, we give you ideas and actionable steps to help you live your best life! More info at ImagineYourselfpodcast.com

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English


Episodes

How Slowing Down Speeds Up Success (and Happiness!)

5/28/2022
We live in a society that glorifies “the grind.” We’re proud of our hustle and hard work to make things happen. Setting goals and going after them is a good thing, the trick is to pace yourself; and to take time to "stop and smell the roses" on the way. We know that constantly pushing ourselves and rushing around can lead to burnout both physically and mentally, but many of us continue at a breakneck pace because we think it’s necessary to achieve our goals and dreams. The reality is,...

Duration:00:15:22

Making Time for What Counts: Tips from Busy Pros

5/14/2022
We can think of “time for what counts” in a couple of ways. Making sure we check the most pressing things off our to-do list, or getting our business taken care of so we can focus on the things in life that matter to us most: like family, friends, faith or causes we support. In this bonus mini episode, we talk about both as we get advice from to two very accomplished professionals who juggle all these things and are the kind of people who you might want to ask, “how in the world do they get...

Duration:00:09:57

Diversity is More Than a Buzzword (w/ Gail Perry-Mason & Mark S. Lee)

4/30/2022
Imagine yourself in a world of open-armed opportunities for all. It’s what we all say we want. However, there still exist many shallow, external factors that people consciously or unconsciously use to exclude others. Why do humans do this? Why not take the strengths and perspectives of people of various ages, races, genders, and backgrounds and use their viewpoints to enhance our communities, organizations, businesses, and our lives? Sometimes we just need a little help learning how to do...

Duration:00:30:10

Imagine Yourself Podcast Trailer - Lanee Blaise and Sandy Kovach

4/21/2022
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Duration:00:01:14

When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn

4/15/2022
Finding someplace we’ve never been is a fairly low-stress thing these days using navigation systems. You just put in the address and off you go. It wasn’t always like that. Back in the day with MapQuest or even paper maps, the routes didn’t automatically just re-calculate and course-correct us if we took a wrong turn. The road of our lives is also filled with wrong turns, or maybe a better way to phrase that would be unexpected turns. These detours might shake things up for just a season,...

Duration:00:05:59

Holding On To Hope (w/ Marilyn Nutter & April White, authors of "Destination Hope: A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart")

4/2/2022
Ups and Downs are part of life, but sometimes the “downs” seem more like cliffs we can’t climb up. “We encourage women to see that the hit that knocks you down doesn’t have to keep you there,” Marilyn Nutter wrote to us in an email a few months back. Marilyn and her co-author April White have become affectionately known as “The Hope Ladies” and we are excited to share their stories of hope and faith. Connect with our guests: MarilynNutter.com AprilDawnWhite.com For more inspiration,...

Duration:00:34:18

What To Do When You’re Hurting

3/19/2022
The answer to “what to do when you’re hurting” is not a simple one, and it can be very different for people. However, there are guideposts that can help in many cases. In our episode “God Will Get You Through”, writer and speaker Angela Scott told us about the emotional road she traveled and ways she dealt with devastation in her life. In this bonus episode, we reflect on what we learned and open up about what got us through some very rough circumstances in our own lives. These few minutes...

Duration:00:12:38

God Will Get You Through! (w/Writer & Speaker, Angela Scott)

3/5/2022
There’s a good chance you’re going through something challenging right now. Maybe you’re even facing a huge mountain of adversity. Whatever you’re dealing with and as impossible as the odds may seem, one way or another, God will get you through. That’s the message of our guest, Angela Scott. She’s turned her misfortunes into a ministry to help other women know that they, too, can turn to the Lord. She’ll walk us through some of her struggles and the steps she’s taking to “turn mourning into...

Duration:00:34:43

Why Black History Month

2/20/2022
Who doesn’t love a good celebration? Celebrating and enjoying traditions and taking time to honor those who have paved the way for us is part of the fabric of America. And Black History is a prominent, distinct, and very valuable piece of that fabric. We decided to focus in on the significance and beautiful benefits of celebrating the heritage, culture, history, and contributions of Black Americans in a way that doesn’t feel like a high school history lesson. We have chosen to take you to a...

Duration:00:20:25

The Power of Prayer in Marriage

2/12/2022
Prayer has the power to change things and that includes marriages. In this bonus mini-episode, we dig into more of our discussion with Relationship Coach, Rev. Monica Humpal, this time with a focus on faith. So much impact can be made when we pray with and for our spouse, and so much good can come out of looking to the example of Jesus to help us with communication, boundaries and how we treat each other. In our last episode “Are You Fighting Fair With Your Partner?”, Rev. Humpal gave us...

Duration:00:08:28

Are You Fighting Fair With Your Partner? (w/Relationship Coach, Rev. Monica Humpal)

1/30/2022
Fighting is a given in relationships. While it’s certainly not healthy to constantly be in conflict, it is normal (and potentially beneficial) to argue with your partner. It’s how you both handle it that can make all the difference. Do your clashes strengthen the bonds of love and respect or rip them apart piece by piece? We called on relationship coach, Rev. Monica Humpal to help us fight fair and lead us through the keys of effective communication in good times and bad. In addition to...

Duration:00:39:28

New Directions for Your Professional Life

1/16/2022
Are you thinking about a new direction professionally? It doesn’t matter what age or stage or life you’re in, we think this episode may open your eyes to possibilities that you may not have considered. So much has changed lately and there are new and different options that may be on the table for you. We’re spotlighting four interviews with career coaches and experts in the professional space who want to talk about a new path forward, one that will address real priorities and honor the...

Duration:00:29:39

Healthier Living: Small Steps, Big Results

1/2/2022
It seems like we are always bombarded with messages about how we should live a healthier life, but it really kicks up every January. That’s all good, but it can be overwhelming... especially because some of the advice or tips contradict other things we hear. So, our goal is simple: cut through the clutter and focus on what you can do now. Over the years, we’ve talked to many wonderful experts in different areas of health and wellness and discovered a running theme: small changes can lead to...

Duration:00:34:24

Faith Boosters: Women Who Helped Us Trust God in 2021

12/19/2021
When it comes down to it, a big part of growing in our faith is learning more and more to trust God and His timing. Part of the process is sometimes having to go through things that are (to say the least) challenging and uncomfortable. It helps to hear stories and from others who have walked a difficult path and have turned their tests into testimonies. In this episode, we feature five women we talked with over the past year. You’ll hear stories of enduring through trials, learning total...

Duration:00:28:53

5 Tips from Mental Health Pros

12/12/2021
Mental Health can be a weighty and serious issue, but that doesn’t me we can’t have more casual or even fun conversations about it. In this episode, we hear from some of the mental health professionals we’ve talked to on the podcast. Each one drops nuggets of information and practical advice on topics like experiencing anxiety, feeling depressed, being affected by negative self-talk, taking control of our thoughts and suffering from loneliness. Some of our chats are serious and some more...

Duration:00:26:41

Mind-Blowing Lessons From Life Coaches

12/5/2021
These days life coaches are becoming more and more popular. We love talking to them so we can pass along ways to make us better, happier humans. So, let's dig in to help motivate us in areas we might need to work on, but do it without all the judgement. In this episode we highlight lessons learned from four coaches we talked to in previous episodes. We’ll get eleven keys to self-care (Kerry Rasenberger), how to break a bad habit by "deconditioning desire" (Leslie Hoerner), overcoming fears –...

Duration:00:29:29

Beating the Holiday Blues

11/28/2021
While everyone is “decking the halls with boughs of holly”, what if this year it doesn’t feel like the season to be jolly? What if grief, depression, loneliness, or something else makes this season especially difficult? We talked to a professional to get some tips especially designed to help with these issues during the holiday season. We hope what Matt Lawson of Chicago Compass Counseling has to say will help - whether it’s something unique to this year or if the Christmas season is just...

Duration:00:07:52

Next Level Gratitude

11/21/2021
There’s a wonderful quote that says “gratitude turns what we have into enough.” It’s a simple concept but one that’s worth repeating: if we focus on the things that we DO have instead of what we feel we lack we realize we are truly blessed. But how can we have NEXT LEVEL gratitude? What does that even mean? We’re releasing this episode just before Thanksgiving, the time when we many of us will go around the table and say what we’re grateful for. Some of us are better at counting our...

Duration:00:10:25

Help for a High-Priced Holiday Season w/Financial Coach Kembala Evans

11/14/2021
It’s no secret that prices have gone through the roof lately. The cost of everything from filling up your gas tank to filling up your shopping cart has spiked. From cat food to cars and hamburgers to houses, we are feeling a big pain in the wallet. Not to mention, sometimes we just consider ourselves lucky to even FIND what we set out to purchase. Words that most folks don’t hear much outside of an economics class like “supply chain” and “inflation” are now common in everyday language....

Duration:00:08:22

The Biggest Money Mistakes w/Financial Coach & Author, Kembala Evans

11/7/2021
Ready to reframe your financial picture? Let’s take a good look at your relationship with money. Hopefully, there are many things working well, but there may be mistakes you’re making that you weren’t even aware of. Our guest, financial guru, Kembala Evans wants to help you find ways to make your money work for you instead of against you. Words like budgets, savings, credit scores and emergency funds can give you hope instead of fear. You just need a proper introduction to what they can mean...

Duration:00:34:45