Tell Me More with Amanda Nielsen
034. Karsten Nielsen - on helicopter parenting and letting kids learn by failing

034. Karsten Nielsen - on helicopter parenting and letting kids learn by failing

September 8, 2020

Karsten is back for the third time! This time he's here to talk with me about the idea of Free-Range parenting and Lenore Skenazy's article entitled "The World's Worst Mom". After letting her 9-year-old ride the subway alone, and writing an article about it, she got a lot of criticism from the media and her community. Listen to me chat with my husband about how much we think we should be involved in our kids lives, and whether or not everything has to be a "teachable moment". 

033. Jodi Hiebert - on cocaine addiction and social work

033. Jodi Hiebert - on cocaine addiction and social work

September 1, 2020

Today I chat with one of my closest friends about her struggle with addiction in her early 20's. Jodi walks us through what caused her to start using in the first place, what happened in her life, and how she was able to recover. She talks about how addiction doesn't discriminate, and how anyone can fall victim to it. 

Take a listen to the episode, and if you have any feedback or questions for her, let me know. I'll put you in touch. tellmemorepodcast@outlook.com

 

032.Daniel Nielsen - on struggling to conceive and having a baby during COVID (from a male perspective)

032.Daniel Nielsen - on struggling to conceive and having a baby during COVID (from a male perspective)

August 25, 2020

Today, my brother from another mother (aka Karsten's brother) joins us to "Tell Me More" about the crazy stuff that's been going on in his life lately. When he and his wife PJ decided to start trying for a baby, they had no idea that it would take two years to conceive. They also didn't think that by the time she was born, there would be a worldwide pandemic going on. Dan tells us about their struggle with getting pregnant, the 90-hour labor which ended in c-section, the health issues after birth, and parenting a newborn in the middle of COVID. Somehow this craziness only made their marriage stronger, and that's why I love them. You might have heard similar stories before, but not from a male perspective. Take a listen, and send me some feedback. Follow me on FB and Instagram, or email tellmemorepodcast@outlook.com

031. Krystal Laferriere - on how to use Cannabis for health and wellness and how it’s not just for “getting high”.

031. Krystal Laferriere - on how to use Cannabis for health and wellness and how it’s not just for “getting high”.

August 18, 2020

Krystal joins us to "Tell Me More" about how she uses Cannabis to manage her chronic illness. She lives with Crohn's disease and after discovering that cannabis helped manage the symptoms, she started dabbling in making her own products. In 2017, she started a Cannabis health and wellness company with her husband, where they focused on topicals and other non-intoxicating products. Krystal is definitely a cannabis expert, and she helps explain ways that we can end the stigma surrounding it. Did you know that you can treat things like sore muscles with a cannabis balm? Or that you can treat anxiety with an oil? You can use these products without actually getting high (unless you want to!). Follow Krystal on Instagram #candidlykrystal.

030. Michelle Robinson - on racism in Canada and generational trauma

030. Michelle Robinson - on racism in Canada and generational trauma

August 11, 2020

Michelle from the Native Calgarian podcast joins me to talk about systemic racism in Canada. We talk about the Indian Act and what actually happened when the white man stole the natives land. Michelle shares some specific calls to action that we can use in our everyday life to work towards reconciliation, and we discuss the systemic issues and laws that have really hurt our indigenous population. Check out her podcast for more information @Native Calgarian and follow her on FB and Instagram.

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029. Nick Eibler - on Queer identity and bringing visibility to the community

029. Nick Eibler - on Queer identity and bringing visibility to the community

August 4, 2020

Nick is an actor, singer, and dancer who also happens to be gay. We talk about the universal experience of love and self-acceptance, and how it's not any different for the Queer community. Nick tells us about how he didn't actually feel the need to "come out" and we also talk about why it's not ok to assign gay stereotypes. Listen to Nick's podcast "Queer Queeries" anywhere that you listen to podcasts, and you can find more information on www.nickeibler.com

028. Kirsten Lankester - on changing her mind (a million times) and finding her passion

028. Kirsten Lankester - on changing her mind (a million times) and finding her passion

July 28, 2020

Today I talk with Kirsten about leaving the security of a well paying corporate job, to follow her dreams. Her journey has not been a straight line, and it took a lot of courage to leave comfort for fulfillment. We talk about how it's never too late to make a career change, and how you're never too old to fail at something and try something new. A lot of us are living our lives constantly wondering what would happen if we took a risk, but we are too scared to make the change. Kirsten did just that and tells us all about it. Listen to the episode to hear how she went from a corporate downtown working lady to an actress who is about to film her first movie. Follow her on Instagram @Kirstenstyles and go check out her production company website www.anyroadproduction.com 

027. Shane Harrington - on life insurance and making sure you’re set up for all the “what if’s”.

027. Shane Harrington - on life insurance and making sure you’re set up for all the “what if’s”.

July 21, 2020

Shane is back again for the third time! We spend this episode chatting about how important life insurance is, and why we should all have it. If you pass away suddenly, will your spouse be able to continue paying all the bills without your income? I would guess not, especially if they are dealing with the grief of losing you. In order to avoid these terrible situations, we need to have a plan. Shane talks about different options to make sure you're covered. Follow him on LinkedIn and Facebook at Shane Harrington or Advise Owl. 

026. Two Beavers and One Eagle - a Canadian vs American podcast showdown

026. Two Beavers and One Eagle - a Canadian vs American podcast showdown

July 14, 2020

Today I welcome back Monica and Timm, both previous guests of the Tell Me More Podcast. You'll hear us question each other on Canadian stereotypes, as we try to educate Timm on all things Canada. Timm currently lives in Austin, TX, and has limited experiences in our country. so Monica and I go through a series of questions aimed to see what he knows about Canadian culture. If you like what you hear, go check out Monica's podcast @Front Seat, the road back to you, and Timm @Ten Items Or Less. Follow us all on FB and Instagram, and reach out to me if you have any questions or comments! 

025. Carol Hanna - on The Golden State Killer and our fascination with True Crime

025. Carol Hanna - on The Golden State Killer and our fascination with True Crime

July 7, 2020

True Crime stories seem to be everywhere these days. Whether it's podcasts, movies, or documentaries, someone is always bringing up some sort of True Crime story. For some reason, that's one genre I could not get into... until Carol opened my eyes. We chat about how society seems to be obsessed with stories of strange, scary, and unusual people, and why we are all so fascinated with exploring the darker side of humanity. She explains how Jack the Ripper started her initial obsession, and how she has spent her entire academic life learning about people like him. She also tells me a bit about The Golden State Killer, and if anyone wants to check out the story, read "I'll be Gone in the Dark - by Michelle McNamara", or check out the HBO/Crave series of the same name. 

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