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Thank you for joining us, I’m your host, Catrina Houston. Girl mom, dental hygienist, author and life enthusiast. Every single person has a story. On this show we will talk to people who have dusted themselves off and turned their pain into purpose. Don’t wait for someone to tell you that you can. It’s time to break free from the past and become who you are meant to be.

Thank you for joining us, I’m your host, Catrina Houston. Girl mom, dental hygienist, author and life enthusiast. Every single person has a story. On this show we will talk to people who have dusted themselves off and turned their pain into purpose. Don’t wait for someone to tell you that you can. It’s time to break free from the past and become who you are meant to be.
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Thank you for joining us, I’m your host, Catrina Houston. Girl mom, dental hygienist, author and life enthusiast. Every single person has a story. On this show we will talk to people who have dusted themselves off and turned their pain into purpose. Don’t wait for someone to tell you that you can. It’s time to break free from the past and become who you are meant to be.

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English


Episodes

12: Sandra Elia: Overcoming food addiction

4/29/2019
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Sandra Elia is one of the world’s first Certified Food Addiction Counselors. Sandra knows first hand the pain of living with morbid obesity and has developed a proven program to overcome addictive eating and achieving a healthy body size. Sandra is also influencing the way doctors treat obesity, doing away with unhealthy and unhelpful calorie-counting myths. In this episode, Sandra talks about her struggle with food which began in childhood, how she took control of her life and how she used...

Duration:00:48:37

11: How to stop body shaming and get off the yo-yo diet train

4/15/2019
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Emily is not your 'typical' trainer or nutrition professional. As a child, she was never involved in sports and typically felt like a chubby outsider. It took a long time for her to find motivation and the drive to become mentally and physically healthier. See, Emily is a real person with real struggles and her own story. On this episode, Emily walks us through how she stopped the body shaming and jumped off the yo-yo diet train. As a gym owner and health coach, Emily has spent countless...

Duration:01:04:47

10: Dr. David Vaughan, Planting a Million Corals

4/1/2019
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In episode 10, we have Dr. David Vaughan. He is a Marine Biologist who has found a way to save our coral reefs, which in turn, is saving our oceans and most importantly, our plant. We discuss how his love of the ocean grew from childhood, to how crucial the oceans are to our survival and what we as individuals can do to help. Dr. Vaughan is down to earth and full of tremendous wisdom. I know everyone can find some inspiration from this episode. Dr. Vaughan has held positions in aquaculture...

Duration:01:12:05

09: Jennifer Morrone: How to see past your pain to find your purpose

3/25/2019
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Jennifer Morrone's life was changed when she became blind in her right eye after proper infection control procedures were not followed at the Dentist when a needle was dropped in her eye. Following the accident Jenn became the leading force in patient advocacy (especially in eye protection) in the Dental profession, bridging the gap between the professional industry, the students and the patients. Listen to Jenn's story and how she took a tragic event and turned it into a worldwide message.

Duration:01:16:34

08: The Path to Empathy

3/18/2019
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In this episode of the podcast, Christie Lincoln discusses what life was like growing up in a Native American tribe, how she moved past two miscarriages as well as postpartum depression. Christie knew at a young age that she wanted to speak up for those who did not have a voice, which she does through her website, Your Smiling Hygienist. Links to Christie and her website, visit https://catrinahouston.com/

Duration:01:02:25

07: Adapia D'Errico: Breaking free from the life you thought you wanted

3/11/2019
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Adapie D'errico is best known for a Goal Cast video that went viral with more than 12 million views. In the talk, Adapia discussed the moment she realized the life she thought she always wanted was actually holding her back. I would be putting it mildly if I said that video caused quite the reaction from people. In this episode of The Smile Effect, Adapia discusses the true meaning of that Truth-telling for truth seekers speech, why she believes so many people were affected and how important...

Duration:01:27:37

06: How to kick the American diet

3/4/2019
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Chris Swirski grew up eating the typical American diet. In this show, Chris tells us how he not only transformed his body but also his mind and lost 70 pounds in 6 months. Chris now shares his message with the world with the hope that we can all live a happier, healthier life. For more inspiration go to: https://catrinahouston.com/ instagram @catrina_houston or @the.smileeffect facebook catrina houston

Duration:01:08:32

05: Elijah Desmond, Overcoming your limited beliefs

2/25/2019
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Elijah Desmond is a best selling author, serial entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Growing up, Elijah struggled with identity and "fitting in" in a blended multi-racial family, being pulled out of class to attend the "special classes", and public ridicule by a person he trusted....... teacher. Elijah now travels the world sharing his message in the hopes others will realize they too have a beautiful mind. For for information or to reach out to Elijah for speaking engagements, you can...

Duration:00:46:51

04: Living without kidneys

2/18/2019
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Alphonso Jefferson has lived without kidneys since his early 20's. After years of denial, he finally decided to take control of his life and has since begun educating others on living a full life after diagnosis. In this show, Alphonso clears up some common myths and gives us some early warning signs for the disease. This is not a show you want to miss.

Duration:01:07:14

03: Ryan Long- Welfare to philanthropist

2/11/2019
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Ryan Long tells us how he went from growing up in the ghettos of Los Angeles, California to partnering with the worlds most recognized names. Ryan is the founder of the nonprofit organization, City Gala which is advancing community through humanitarian activities and events. The purpose of the gala is to assist startup, charitable organizations gain access to funds and awareness. The City Gala has featured speakers and honorees such as Sir Richard Branson, Sean Combs, Jane Seymour, John...

Duration:00:54:10

Episode2: When rock bottom becomes your solid foundation

2/4/2019
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Jamie Freitag-Dooley, RDH, BIS is a certified life coach who specializes in program development and written goal setting (Manifesto writing). She coaches people toward inspired action, through clarity and authenticity in their careers and lives. In this episode, Jamie tells us how she found herself through two failed marriages, being a single mother of two girls, one with spina-bifida, bankruptcy and the loss of a child to suicide. Jamie now coaches others on working through the darkness so...

Duration:01:16:45

Episode1 Welcome to the Smile Effect

1/31/2019
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In this episode, Catrina dives into the purpose of starting this podcast. Catrina, like most, has suffered immense struggle through-out life but the one thing she has always been great at is breaking free from the pain while learning the lessons hidden within. Catrina wants to help you discover your inner strength so you can live the life you are meant for.

Duration:00:06:07