Season 2

Feb. 1, 2023

Overcoming the Lies of Childhood, with Judy Schwingel

Episode 83. “… those lies early on really informed a whole lifetime of shielding myself that really was unnecessary because we have unlimited capabilities that are never tapped if we just give every individual the opportunity...

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Jan. 25, 2023

Uncover Your Inner Genius, with Avadhi Dhruv

Episode 82. "... it's each individual person's duty in their life to fulfill on their purpose, and follow the path of their dharma and this is where the societal conditioning and all of those lies that we are set up …

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Jan. 18, 2023

Caring & Empathy: A New Path to Leadership & Success in Business, wit…

Episode 81. “… people appreciate my leadership style, which is one of caring and empathy and really trying to relate with people but still have standards and expectations. But, because I couldn't see myself in a lot of the p...

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Jan. 11, 2023

Question Your Choices & Discover Possibilities, with Keltie Maguire

Episode 80. “… one of the great joys of my life is to really question how I'm living and the choices I'm making. Whether things need to be a certain way, whether I want them to be a certain way …

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Jan. 4, 2023

From Competition to Collaboration, with Melissa Davis

Episode 79. “… entrepreneurship can feel really lonely. And the reason that it feels really lonely is because I believe we isolate ourselves based on this competitive, usually adopted, mindset or collective behavior that we h...

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Dec. 28, 2022

Wisdom in the Finale, Part 7

Episode 78. This is a compilation of Linda’s most recent guest's answers to her finale questions: What’s the best piece of advice you received when you were younger? A lie you wish you discovered sooner? What’s the thing that...

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Dec. 14, 2022

How Our Passion Can Lead to Burnout, with Prithvi Madhukar

Episode 77. Prithvi Madhukar is known as The Marketing Nomad. Prit is the CEO of The Marketing Nomad LLC, a global Marketing Consultancy Firm in Delaware that, as of this year, has helped sixty-plus clients from eight differ...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Exposing Myths of White Supremacy, with Jill Nagle

Episode 76. “… white supremacy mythology is so deeply embedded in the US culture… meaning images and stories on television and other places, and it's slippery and it's insidious and it's persistent.” Jill Nagle is an author...

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Nov. 30, 2022

How to Navigate Change and Thrive, with Luz Flores Lee

Episode 75. “… if you're in a place where you know you need to make changes, if you're suffering, it's okay. The way to get through all of this, the way to get to what you actually want, is love …

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Nov. 23, 2022

The Magic in Owning Your Story, with Jackie Goddard

Episode 74. “…hopefully people will realize that there's nothing wrong with a bit of showing off and it's not showing off. It's just being confident…” Jackie Goddard has spent 30 years working in the arts. She’s been a High S...

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Nov. 16, 2022

Unlock Your Happiness by Embracing Your Flaws, with Tanya Cole-Lesnick

Episode 73. “… to me, the secret to a life that is satisfying and has peace and happiness in it, is learning how to connect to yourself.” Tanya Cole-Lesnick has been a psychotherapist (licensed clinical social worker) and c...

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Nov. 9, 2022

Generational Myths from a Baby Boomer & a Gen "Z"er, with Jonathan Go…

Episode 72. “Things are not the way they used to be. And a lot of times when people who will criticize the younger generation will say that we are soft, that we don't work hard. They're thinking of what hard …

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Nov. 2, 2022

The Man Behind the Curtain: Jessica Renee’s Courageous Journey From V…

Episode 71. *This episode deals with the subject of child sexual abuse, listener discretion is advised.* Valerie Dimino joins Linda to talk about her experience coauthoring the memoir, The Man Behind the Curtain, her debut bo...

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Oct. 19, 2022

Learning to relish uncertainty, with Dr. Carla Fowler

Episode 70. “I think that our sense of happiness and how we feel about things, is both something we can influence through our perspectives, but I also think it is related to, “Are we spending time on things that most …

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Oct. 12, 2022

Busting the myths of goal-setting, with Dr. Carla Fowler

Episode 69. “I think goals are a useful tool, but like any tool you have to decide where is the appropriate place to deploy them and and how are they serving you?” Dr. Carla Fowler is an MD PhD and …

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Oct. 5, 2022

Wisdom in the Finale, Part 6

Episode 68. Linda, once again, brings a compilation of her most recent guest's answers to her finale questions: What’s The best piece of advice you received when you were younger? A lie you wish you discovered sooner? What’s ...

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Sept. 28, 2022

“Is this my normal or, is this good for me?” with Mark Dulaney

Episode 67. “We will stop someone from being foolish with their money. We'll stop someone from being foolish with their marriage. But we'll just let people eat their way into an early grave and not think anything of it.” Mark...

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Sept. 21, 2022

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, with Rehnuma Karim, Ph.D

Episode 66. “Sometime the things that we thought are good for us may not be good in the long term. Those are the moments when those things are happening (and) you will feel catastrophic loss and all those kind of …

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Sept. 14, 2022

Replay: "Momming," Shaming & Vulnerability Hangovers, with Amanda Har…

Episode 65. "This podcast is about the “normal lies" that we have been born into that have become so “normalized.” I think is one of them is that whole “American work ethic.” Yes, we, we want to work, but it's …

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Sept. 7, 2022

Find Your Freedom by Letting Go, with Gary Miles

Episode 64. “My happiness is being true to myself and being a better person today than I was last year. The only person I should really compare myself to is me. Am I growing? Am I learning? Am I responding …

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Aug. 31, 2022

From "Hustle & Grind" to Living in the NOW, with Sarah O'Brien Hammond

Episode 63. “My hope is really for people to reclaim or to claim and know that they have the power to design a life that truly serves them first and foremost.” Sarah O’Brien Hammond Sarah O’Brien Hammond is Chief Community …

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Aug. 24, 2022

Finding Ourselves Through Self-Expression, with Beverly Price

Episode 62. “…one of the pieces of advice that I would give to any woman (is) to believe in yourself, no matter what, no matter what anybody says, no matter what your childhood was like, no matter what kind of …

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Aug. 17, 2022

Exploring the Myths of Mindset, Marketing & Managing Your Social Medi…

Episode 61. “What role does social media play in your business? A lot of times, I don't think people can even answer that question. And so, if you're not clear on that, how are you gonna know if you're getting …

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Aug. 10, 2022

Unpacking The Truth about Failure & Success, with Michelle DeNio

Episode 60. "I've never really feared failure. I've always felt like there's a million ways to make money in this world. You can figure it out, right? " You are going to love Linda's conversation with Michelle DeNio. Michel...

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Aug. 3, 2022

Wisdom in the Finale, Part 5

Episode 59. At the end of each guest’s episode, I ask them to complete these sentences: The best piece of advice when I received when I was younger is… One lie I wish I discovered sooner is… The thing that …

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July 20, 2022

Why I Think the Advice to "Never Give Up" is Stupid, with Linda Heeler

Episode 58. "How many times have you heard, "never give up." It sounds great, just keep working hard, don’t give up and your dreams will come true. It makes my head want to explode because I think to live by …

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July 13, 2022

Becoming an Epic Entrepreneur, with Bill Gilliland

Episode 57. “…everybody's talking about the great resignation. I think it's just the great reshuffling.” Bill Gilliland is an award winning business coach, best selling author, presenter, and a 5X business owner and entrepren...

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June 29, 2022

The Power of American Culture, & The Aftermath of September 11th, wit…

Episode 56. “It’s our culture that cannot be denied. Whether it's music, whether it's motion pictures, whether it's television, the creativity in America is unbelievable.” Mitchell Fink returns for part two of his conversatio...

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June 22, 2022

The Truth Behind Celebrity and Fame, with Mitchell Fink

Episode 55. “Nobody ever took a course in a college or a high school that teaches you how to be famous. So everyone who becomes famous is learning it in real time.” Mitchell Fink is an internationally recognized journalist an...

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June 15, 2022

Revisiting The Black & the White of It, with Michelle Wescott

Episode 54. Juneteenth celebrates the day that the last of the slaves in this country were freed. It is truly a day for all of us to celebrate! In honor of the upcoming Juneteenth celebration, Normal Lies is replaying episod...

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June 8, 2022

Embracing the Mess, with Elle Rosselli

Episode 53. “This isn't going to look perfect. This is going to be messy, but as long as it gets done and keeps moving in a forward direction, it doesn't matter how many steps you take. It's part of being …

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June 1, 2022

Using Your Strengths to Find Your Voice, with Golden Madume

Episode 52. Meet Golden Madume, a teacher, coach and speaker. Born in Nigeria, Golden moved to the United States as a teenager in 2007 and began his journey of education and self-discovery. Golden is a Gallup-certified streng...

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May 25, 2022

"Just Calm Down, It's All in Your Head," & Other Lies About the "Baby…

Episode 51. “…everyone’s really excited about a new baby, and so is the mom, don't get me wrong. But ask mom if she's okay too. It's possible, she’s really not.” A few months ago, Megan Mills introduced Linda to the …

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May 18, 2022

The Hard Truth about Motherhood, with Nyeshia Gibson

Episode 50. Nyeshia Gibson is 31 years old, a single mother of three and the CEO of Saving AJ, Inc. Nyeshia spends her days working with single moms, victims of domestic violence, victims of rape, victim of circumstances, pos...

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May 11, 2022

"Slow down to speed up" & other truths about time & productivity, wit…

Episode 49. "You can never be productive if you’re exhausted." Vaida Cesnulyte is a numbers girl from Lithuania who has her Bachelor's and Masters's degrees in Applied Mathematics. She then moved to Finland to get her Ph.D. i...

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May 4, 2022

The Best Advice, Lies & How to Change the World

Episode 48. The best piece of advice when I received when I was younger is... One lie I wish I discovered sooner is... The thing that makes you, you is... What is one change you’d like to see in the …

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April 27, 2022

You are Not Alone: Advice for Handling our Changing Times, with There…

Episode 47. “I had this really challenging client, very dysfunctional company. I was really struggling about what to do with them, because I felt like we just were doing the job well, but I felt like we weren't being super …

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April 20, 2022

The Truth about Self Discovery, with Sara Troy

Episode 46. For 10 plus years, Sara Troy and her hosts at Self Discovery Media have lived within the philosophy of authenticity. With thoughtful guidance from extraordinary people from all across the world, they have come to...

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April 13, 2022

Giving an Idea Life, with Ashley Fico, Ph.D. & CEO/Co-Founder of Inno…

Episode 45. Ashley Fico is back with some exciting news! The Innoquests App is launching on April 16th, 2022! We first heard from Ashley in episode 25 when she told us that she and her brother, Kyle, were in the …

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April 6, 2022

Me First: A Surprising Truth about Leadership, with Mike Palanski, Ph…

Episode 44. "If you're not willing to do the hard work of looking inside, you shouldn't be out in front of people. You shouldn't be beside them, you shouldn't be behind them. You shouldn't be leading them in any way." …

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March 30, 2022

Celebrating Women's History Month, with 20 Amazing Women

Episode 43. In honor of Women’s History Month, Linda brought back the 20 women who were guests over the last year to share their wisdom on: work/career religion health & wellbeing addiction trauma & resilience racism and more...

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March 23, 2022

"Undaunted" by Lies, with Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham

Episode 42. Undaunted: not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment. Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham’s picture should be next to the dictionary entry of undaunted. Tracy is the Founder and President...

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March 16, 2022

Exposing Lies of HR, with Kevyn Rustici

Episode 41. HR stands for Human Relations, but what is it really? What is HR supposed to be doing for employees? For companies? Kevyn Rustici works as a Strategic Human Capital Consultant helping HR teams, business leaders a...

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March 9, 2022

Claiming Space & Unraveling Lies, with Eliza VanCort

Episode 40. How can women claim their space, stand tall, and let their voice be heard? You can start by listening to today’s episode with Eliza VanCort, and purchase her powerful book, A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space ! El...

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