I am always excited to speak with my health and wellness humans… and this convo is a connect of a connect as well = #TWOFER ! I am pumped to welcome Shanna Koenig Camuso Founder of Gather Nuts, to the T&T mic! Shanna was a long time CO local in addition to a bff of one of my friends (thank you, Kim:) – so naturally, we had to connect on the mic. Shanna shares her life and entrepreneurial journey breaking into the very competitive CPG (consumer packaged goods) space with her varsity, slow roasted nuts. Led by her passion, heart space and some major affirmations very early on in the journey, Shanna is continuing to prove she can positively impact the world one tasty intentional nut at a time. You don’t always need a detailed road map to the destination, you just need a solid balance of belief, enthusiasm, passion, and space for the universe to lead the way. Shanna and Gather Nuts are proof that that recipe works:) If you know me, you know I don’t endorse anything easily and I can firmly say these are hands down the BEST nuts I have ever tasted and I so appreciated the extra mile Shanna and her team go to preserve the nutrition and integrity of the product! If you are looking for the “how” in how to follow your heart, this is the convo for you. Check out Shanna and Gather Nuts, amazing mission driven food company that are leading with their core values first.
Following your heart. Consumer packaged goods. Health is wealth. Nutrition and health. Entrepreneurship. Taking care of our parents. Taking the leap. Breakdown and breakthrough. Turmeric and tequila. Friends, connect, and good vibes. Manifestation. Family.
I believe everyone can relate to the quote, “outwardly successful, but inwardly trapped” in some capacity. HENCE, I am so excited for this conversation with 2 Time New York Best-selling author, coach, motivation and Ted X Speaker, Christy Whitman, to the T&T mic! There was so much to unpack with Christy I encourage you to enjoy this convo and then go dig into all the VARSITY-NESS that she has going on several levels, you won’t regret it. Today Christy and I talk about her journey, her breakdown from unhappiness to breakthrough of living a purposeful life- with ease (for the most part:). Christy talks about the mind body connection, the power of our thoughts, listening to that inner voice, and letting go. She is intentional about her every move with her life and her family’s lives. She gives great tips for parents to add mindfulness into their kiddo’s every day and tips for the adults that need to re-connect to themselves too. It’s never too early or too late to lean into your purpose, your mission, and your truth. Whether your seeking quantum success or the desire factor… Christy has you covered! Those are also 2 of her books… she has you covered there too:) Enjoy this conversation, make manifestation your cardio like Christy.
Another awesome T&T Creatives convo coming at you, please welcome DJ Zenas to the mic! DJ Zenas is a Denver native, now Dallas based DJ, producer, songwriter, and recording artists. I was extra excited for this conversation as he is a connect of a connect- my favorites! DJ Zenas is a longtime friend of (sudo T&T co-host) Ashley Knight. We all grew up near each other and went high schools nearby… I was a little before them #botox:) DJ Zenas shares his love for music and how he found his way into the music business as an all-around creative. We talk about the importance of the art and business balance, leading with the heart and giving back, and also the importance of support… especially early on! The music business has changed greatly and social media has opened up some big doors, allowed for further connection easily, and also taught us all that there is a point of too much. I so appreciate DJ Zenas’ heart, mission, and general positive attitude. Being in the music biz is no joke, if you can chase the dream with a smile, you’re gonna be alright. This is a great convo for any aspiring artists, dreamer, philanthropist, or anyone that has said, “I think I can do this better”. Questioning a better way- WE ARE HERE FOR YOU:)
Questioning a better way. Chasing the dream. For the love of music. Letting the career and the passion unfold, in due time. The stock marketing and getting you money right. Covering all bases and wearing all hats. Tequila. Social media and social media detox. The kids, the future, the possibilities.
DJ Zenas is much more than just a DJ, he is a jack of all trades. Aside from spinning at many venues across the nation and the globe, he also produces, writes, and performs all of his own music.
Zenas is originally from Denver, CO. He recently moved to Dallas, TX in 2019 to further pursue his music career after linking up with Jon-John Robinson, a well-established R&B producer (with credits including TLC, Jon B, and more), and collaborating with him on multiple projects.
Since moving to Texas, Zenas has also produced several tracks for The Black Sands Soundtrack (a comic series turned animated series) and has continued working on music of his own. That said, Zenas will be releasing a new song on the first Friday of every month. These releases will highlight his many other talents and shift the conversation towards who he is as an artist as opposed to as a DJ.
It’s episode 100… I cannot believe it! Well, I can a little bit because the second I started podcasting I knew I wanted to do this forever… as imperfect as it started, as much as it will evolve, I knew it showed up right on time. As most important things in your life do:). This is a quick cast with just you and I. I share a story that I heard in elementary school that I have reflected on throughout my life. It’s a story that everyone should hear and keep in their back pocket for a rainy day. We all need reminders on things, this story is one.
I then had to give a nod to the life lessons that I have learned, continue to learn, and have been absolutely highlighted by podcasting! These are also great little love notes for everyone, regardless of where you are in your life- personally or professionally. I started podcasting to serve, I kept podcasting because I loved being of service… to others AND myself. The humans, the lessons, the inspiration, the education, ALL OF IT, I am eternally grateful for. A sincere THANK YOU to every single person that had a hand in helping T&T keep moving. My team (Theon and Fede), my guests, the social media supporters, the apparel rockers, the listeners, the #podfam as a whole, I so appreciate the time, energy and support! Cheers to 100 more!! XO #blessed
10 Life Lesson Podcasting has Re-Highlighted in My Life:
Community is essential, who you surround yourself is everything
Do a job that you are passionate about, don’t over look passion
Identify your core values and let them lead the way
Step away from home
Constantly keep learning, stay curious, stay young (minded)
Your dream job/life may not exist yet
Plan and have goals AND trust the process, surrender!
Boundaries are real, Take care of you, and then everyone else
Never dim your light, or be ok standing in the back group
Just start, it’s just not that serious and evolve
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For the love of podcasting. Gratitude. Growth. Good times. Life lessons and libations. Evolution and using your voice. Leading with the heart… and a dash of tequila. Changed plans and knowing all is on time. Be who you are, say what you need to, and welcome in the compliments and the (constructive) feedback- we are all passions projects in motion.
Kristen M. Olson
Experienced and innovative marketing professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management and particular expertise with strategic partnerships, integrated marketing strategies, strategic territory management and relationship building. Broad based background encompasses strong work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive athletic wellness, and fitness markets. Tactical planner and team builder with ability to attract key players, commercial sponsorships and develop lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships- domestically and internationally. Recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to execute sound decisions while directing product development and launches.
Love when the #FITFAM comes through on the T&T mic! Today I welcome longtime fit pro, Lin Hill, to join me and share her journey as a human, athlete, wellness practitioner/professional, and her overall whole-body approach to health and happiness. Lin has a verity of certifications, years of experience on all kinds of athletes and competitors (as well as civilians:), and is currently earning her Masters in Oriental Medicine and a Masters in Acupuncture. Anyone that has ever played sports knows how important it is to maintain your body and along the way you learn the importance of the mind and how it really all connects. We have made major strides as far as “wellness” goes in the last 5 years, people are starting to take change of their own wellbeing and are motivated by high health care costs and even more importantly, just general unhappiness, to take the rains and be more conscious consumers when it comes to their own health. Athletes are lucky to be exposed to some of these forward-thinking wellness modalities like fascial stretching, but luckily things are becoming more mainstream and affordable for every person that just wants to feel well. Sports and competing has brought so many great health tips, tricks, and lifestyle hacks to my life, I am so excited to see more and more people questioning a better way and embracing their own journey with health. It’s a jungle out there to figure out what is right for you, so when you come across someone like Lin, trustworthy and knows a variety of wellness approaches, you keep them in your corner. If you are looking to heal an old injury (or a new one), fine tune your athletic ability, further understand how your mind and body connect, or just want to loosen up, hit up Lin and see how her whole-body approach can help you! Mind, body, soul… always working to keep that balance- #TurmericAndTequila baby!
Mind, body, soul… and spirit! The physical and mental connect. Fascial stretching and all human optimization tricks. Health and wellness, health is wealth. Western and Eastern medicine and medical approaches. Merging of the worlds, humans young and old questing a better way. Starting a business and believing in yourself. Community and asking for help.