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Welcome to the The Alchemy Podcast, where we dig into the great stuff that can come out of failures, obstacles challenges, and fuck ups in business, wellness, relationships and life.

Welcome to the The Alchemy Podcast, where we dig into the great stuff that can come out of failures, obstacles challenges, and fuck ups in business, wellness, relationships and life.
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Welcome to the The Alchemy Podcast, where we dig into the great stuff that can come out of failures, obstacles challenges, and fuck ups in business, wellness, relationships and life.




The Dream Snatching Quicksand of Analysis Paralysis

Analysis paralysis describes a moment where over-analyzing or over-thinking a situation can cause it to become 'paralyzed', meaning that no action was taken therefore a solution is not reached. A situation may be deemed as too complicated and a decision is never made due to the fear that a potentially larger problem may arise. A person may desire a perfect solution but fear making a decision that could result in error, while on the way to a better solution. (Wikipedia) Sound familiar?...


Did you stop dreaming when your business fell apart?

I got a facebook message the other day and it hit me right in the gut. It read: "Hi. If you don't mind me asking, did you stop dreaming when Method 360 fell apart? I think my business is crumbling soon." We unpack this, talk about dreaming, the creative process and how "failure" can impact this. I hope this helps you if you've ever been in this place. Interested in coaching? Fill out my google intake form...


News flash: Everybody is f@&ked up in their own special way - and it's great

Ok- You're fucked up. Yes you. Me too. We ALL are. From our body image shit to our daddy issues, to the way we eat corn on the cob. It's one of the wonderful things we all have in common - much like how we're all human, we all poop and we all breathe involuntarily. Understanding this is a great way to connect and see each other. It's our fucked up-ness that helps us empathize and be vulerable. How do we use our fucked up-ness and embrace it? How do we stay out of the armor of "The...


Liz Vetrano - yogi, mom and all around dynamo

Please welcome my friend Liz Vetrano to this week's episode. We cover a whole lotta ground in this one. From leadership, to single motherhood to divorce and being "too much," I think if you've ever been through a really brutal transistion or are feeling that way now, this will really be healing for you. I hope you learn as much from her as I did. You can find her on Instagram: Or at Catalyst Fitness in Buffalo:


The bad stuff is always easier to believe

Ever notice how it's easier to believe the bad stuff about other people's intentions? Ever notice how when someone validates some yucky thing we feel about ourselves - that we take it as evidence that we really are a waste of skin? Ever notice how easy it is to pick out the things about yourself that you don't like, but in contrast - how hard it is to highlight the things you love? Yup. we go there today - and as always - we turn it around into something we can use. Love you guys! Intersted...


2 Minute Monday

World's worst boss: Tim Ferriss Podcast with Seth Godin:


This One's for the Haters!

Don't hate, congratulate!! Haters, man...boy can they drum up stuff for us...BUT can they be some of our greatest teachers? Listen to unpack it! Lionel Ritchie clip: Cardi B Clip : Tony Robbins clip: Interested coaching? Email me:


2 Minute Monday

Just 2 minutes - kick off your week with some good vibes.


Imposter Syndrome

Ever felt like a big, fat fraud or that you are underqualified? Ever had the feelind that at amy momement you'll be found out? Well!! The good news is you're not alone. Maya Angelou and Albert Einstein felt that way too! In fact, most of us do when it comes to achievement based stuff. Today we unpack the imposter phenomenon or as it's more commonly referred: Imposter syndrome. The funny thing is: it's not a self esteem issue - it's a belief, which can often vacilate between thoughts of...


Too Much - a collaboration

After the huge response from one of our most popular episodes, "Too-Muchness" I wanted to open up the platfrom to our listeners so that they could share their own stories. This collaboration blew me away. In a world where, as women, we are continually getting the underlying message to " be small" and adhere to a norm that has us being less than we could be, the "you're too much" trigger is one that I felt was really important to hghlight. When a woman is told what she's doing or how she's...


It doesn’t have to be that hard

Look, my friends: I promise you it doesn't have to be so hard. You don't have to beat the shit out of yourself to make progress. I see people "hate fuck" exercise and diet stuff all the time, and I'll tell you: from the bottom of my heart- it doesn't work long term, and it's probably why you've struggled with it so much. I usually don't like to dealve too much into wellness stuff on the podcast, but I felt like it needed to be spoken to. The fitness industry monetizes the fact that 1) you...


Michelle DaRin - artist, creative, and all-round badass

Michelle DaRin Jewelry is best described as bohemian, bold, edgy, eccelectic style, think Pocahontas goes to Burning man. Michelle's designs are inspired by her love of color and nature. She uses a variety of materials including forged and enameled copper, caste silver, resin, bronze, feathers, leather and gem stones. Michelle received her BA in Sculpture from SUNY Cortland. She went on to pursue her MFA in Metalsmithing from Syracuse University and combines her love of sculpture into...


Knowing your value

"The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, will point blank not like you. But it is also filled with those who will love you fiercley. They are your people. You are not for everything and that’s OK. Talk to the people who can hear you. Don’t waste your precious time and gifts trying to convince them of your value, they won’t ever want what you’re selling. Don’t convince them to walk alongside you. You’ll be wasting both your time and theirs and will likely inflict...


The Truth About Scarcity

Definition of scarcity : the quality or state of being scarce especially, want of provisions for the support of life What happens when we operate of a a scarcity mindset and what is the impact? What ways does it show up? Is it more than mindset? Is it a time management issue? An old belief system? A way to gain control or certainty? This mindset can show up in relationships, business, and is especially present in competition, comparison, and feelings of "lack." What's the opposite of...


Jason Bridges - Bike tours, Baristas, Selectboard and E.Q.

So excited to introduce to you my friend Jason Bridges for this week's guest episode. I met with Jason on a cold, drizzly early September day on Nantucket Island in a cozy upstairs office above one of his businesses, The Handlebar Cafe - right off of Main Street in the heart of town. We cover so much in this episode - from how he manages two businesses, a six-month old baby girl named Eloise, holding space for his marriage as well as his seat on the Nantucket Selectboard. We dig into how a...


Your "Representative"

We all have at least one. Maybe a few depending on our situations. "The Representative." The part of our personality that we "hire" to step in and take care of things when we don't feel brave enough to show up totally as ourselves. Some people would call it your ego or your "avatar" and I call it The Representative. Glennon Doyle speaks to it in her book, 'Love Warrior' also. This part of ourselves is there to control a situation or help us to feel safe and protected. It serves a purpose for...


There is nothing f@$cking wrong with you.

Have you ever considered that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you? Crazy concept right? What happens if we imagine letting go of our "problems" and entertaining the fact that we're already perfect. Just as we are. News flash- there is nothing fucking wrong with you.


Robyn Stockdale - Rockstar, Creative Director, Spirit Junkie

So excited to introduce you to my dear friend Robyn Stockdale. You can find her at and explore some of her creative projects from videography, to photography and how she uses her skills in creative project managment. As an artist and singer herself, she has a gift for taking a creative idea from the first spark to completion in her unique way. We go all over the place on this one from branding and business cards to being "too much" and a tom boy growing up all the way up...


The Comparison Complex

Comparison is the thief of joy, right? So why do we engage with it so much? It causes pain and even worse moves us away from who we really are. We talk today about that and the difference between two types of motivation: Intrinsic and Extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is the kind where you do something because it feels right to you and for you, where extrinsic motivation is when you do something based on something outside of yourself like acceptance, approval from others or monetarty gains....


What it's like to fall face first in front of everybody.

Even wonder what happens when you get your ass kicked in public? Spoiler alert: It’s not as bad as you think. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but...