Can I Just Say? with Nikki La Croce

Nikki La Croce

Can I Just Say? is a phrase that I often say and one which is deeply rooted in the essence of who I am. It is how I enter conversations, initiate connection, and invite people to share their stories. The idea being that this is a platform and community where guests and listeners have the freedom to say whatever is on your mind and in your heart. So, when somebody leads with, “Can I just say?”, my answer is an emphatic “YES.” As I embark on this next stage of my podcasting journey, guests will be going beyond what’s expected and diving into the more raw, vulnerable parts of their stories that don’t often get enough air time or perhaps they’ve never shared before. In keeping aligned with my personal values, I am focused on building a community of cycle-breakers who want to connect and grow together. read less
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Empowering the Next Generation to Live Authentically with Emer O’Donnell
4d ago
Empowering the Next Generation to Live Authentically with Emer O’Donnell
In this episode, I have the pleasure of welcoming Emer O'Donnell, the founder of Teen Reconnect. We dive deep into the crucial topics of identity, connection, and personal growth for young people. Emer shares her mission to empower teens through self-awareness, positive relationships, and mental health support. We discuss the challenges and triumphs she has faced, the innovative, psychology-backed programs she’s developed, and the importance of having supportive adults in teenagers' lives. Join us for an insightful and inspiring conversation on helping teens navigate modern life's complexities with confidence and support.   🎧 Episode Chapters 00:41 Meet Emer O'Donnell 02:05 The Importance of Self-Knowledge 03:15 Challenges Faced by Teenagers 10:22 The Role of Parents and Educators 19:27 Navigating Social Media and Mental Health 40:55 Embracing Boundaries and Personal Growth 41:56 Higher Consciousness and World Issues 42:35 Understanding and Harnessing Emotions 43:49 Navigating Personal Challenges and Growth 45:10 The Power of Vulnerability and Connection 49:06 Reflecting on Personal Journeys and Lessons ******************************************** 📚 Get your copy of Emer's book:  Understanding Teen Stress & Anxiety: A Parent's Guide to Building Love And Connection https://amzn.to/3x8GxHd  💡 Learn more about Emer's mission and Teen Reconnect services: https://www.teenreconnect.com/    ******************************************** 📺 Subscribe to Can I Just Say? on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@nikkilacroce ✨ Learn more and sign up for updates from Can I Just Say? at canijustsaypodcast.com 👉 Follow Me: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Career Satisfaction and the Quest for Fulfillment with Anthony Kuo
Jun 11 2024
Career Satisfaction and the Quest for Fulfillment with Anthony Kuo
In the quest for career satisfaction, many of us find ourselves at a crossroads, pondering if the path we're on truly aligns with our deepest desires and personal values. This conundrum served as the catalyst for this enlightening conversation I had with my friend and career satisfaction coach, Anthony Kuo. Anthony passionately speaks about his personal journey from corporate life to entrepreneurship, as well as his work helping individuals navigate career transitions. His approach focuses not just on the what but the why behind their professional discontent and involves creating spaces for clients to safely express their frustrations and aspirations, to guide them toward a career path that reflects their true selves.    🎧 Episode Chapters: 00:00 Meet Anthony Kuo: Career Satisfaction Coach 01:36 The Journey of Career Dissatisfaction 04:40 Statistics on Workplace Stress 06:40 Personal Stories of Career Struggles 10:19 The Importance of Self-Actualization 14:04 Navigating Career Changes and Uncertainty 28:24 The Role of Gratitude and Dissatisfaction 33:21 The Unspoken Struggles of Career Unhappiness 34:19 The Facade of Professionalism 36:05 The Dilemma of Speaking Up at Work 43:10 The Journey to Self-Employment 51:57 Finding Fulfillment and Career Satisfaction 56:30 The Power of Intimacy and Validation 01:01:57 Creating Safety and Intimacy in Groups 01:03:25 The Importance of Community and Belonging 🤝 Work with Anthony: https://untamedcareer.com/ 👉 Follow Anthony: https://instagram.com/untamedcareer  ********************************************   📺 Subscribe to Can I Just Say? on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@nikkilacroce 👉 Follow Me: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Integrating Psychology and Spirituality with Dr. Jisunny Fisher
Jun 4 2024
Integrating Psychology and Spirituality with Dr. Jisunny Fisher
In this enlightening conversation, I share the mic with Dr. Jisunny Fisher, a licensed psychologist deeply engaged in blending the practices of positive psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, and hypnosis with spirituality. Jisunny opens up about her personal journey, emphasizing the importance of overcoming fear and navigating the path to self-love in pursuit of living a more fulfilling life. We delve into the significance of self-love, self-expression, and learning to show up authentically. Our discussion also explores the transformative power of confronting personal challenges and the role of spirituality and meditation in achieving inner peace and understanding one's purpose. Without a doubt, this episode offers profound insights into how embracing discomfort can lead to growth and the interconnectedness of humanity, and urges listeners to embark on their self-discovery journey, even and especially when it can feel scary to do so. 🎧 Episode Chapters 00:00 Introducing Dr. Jisunny Fisher 02:03 Dr. J's Journey into Psychology 04:16 Intersection of Psychology and Spirituality 05:05 Challenging Traditional Beliefs 12:41 The Role of Meditation in Healing 16:20 Navigating Discomfort and Growth 24:10 Connecting with Nature and Spiritual Insights 29:05 The Tapestry of Love and Oneness 39:35 Self-Love and Authenticity 48:58 Closing Thoughts and Farewell   ----------------------------------------------- 🤝 Work with Jisunny: https://bodhifully.com/ 🎙️ Listen to Bodhifully (Aloha & Peace with Dr. J) https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jisun  👉 Follow Jisunny: https://www.instagram.com/bodhifully 📚 Read Dr. J's book, The Bodhi Blueprint: https://amzn.to/3V44U0D    -----------------------------------------------   📺 Subscribe to Can I Just Say? on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@nikkilacroce 👉 Follow Me: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Reimagining Safety in Our Communities with Matthew Solomon
May 28 2024
Reimagining Safety in Our Communities with Matthew Solomon
In this episode, I share the mic with filmmaker and director Matthew Solomon to discuss his recent documentary, 'Reimagining Safety,' which explores systemic issues in policing and law enforcement in America. Matthew shares his journey from wanting to be a rock star to becoming a filmmaker focused on social justice. The conversation dives deep into the concept of abolition, the importance of community, and the need to recognize humanity in one another. Matthew highlights the impact of social justice movements like Black Lives Matter and the importance of conflict resolution and empathy. They also touch on the influence of capitalism, systemic issues, and the critical need for community-based responses to policing. This episode aims to activate listeners to connect with local organizations and foster community engagement to promote social change.   🎧 Episode Chapters 00:00 Introducing Matthew Solomon: A Journey into Filmmaking and Social Justice 02:13 The Unexpected Path to Documentary Filmmaking 07:09 Exploring the Roots of Social Justice and Empathy 19:42 The Complex Journey of Making a Documentary on Policing and Abolition 31:35 Personal Reflections and the Impact of Community Engagement 37:31 The Human Cost of Conflict and Personal Loss 38:14 Navigating Personal Opinions and Social Media Dynamics 40:50 Reflecting on Loss and the COVID-19 Pandemic 43:50 Challenges of Vaccine Hesitancy and Misinformation 46:47 The Power of Progress and the Importance of Change 56:27 Exploring Law Enforcement and Community Safety 01:04:15 Vision for a More Empathetic and United Future   📺 Watch Reimagining Safety: https://www.reimaginingsafetymovie.com/    📧 Connect with Matthew to set up a screening of Reimagining Safety: reimaginingsafetymovie@gmail.com   👉 Follow Matthew: https://instagram.com/mattytheglue    🎙️ Check out more interviews with Matthew: https://linktr.ee/mattytheglue    ---------------------------------------------------     📺  Check out Can I Just Say? on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@nicandnik   💌  Share your email at canijustsaypodcast.com to subscribe to the CIJS newsletter!  👉  Follow Me: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Spiritual Wisdom for The Modern World with Greg Ripley
May 21 2024
Spiritual Wisdom for The Modern World with Greg Ripley
During this conversation, Greg Ripley and I delve into how spirituality, especially Taoism, can inform and enrich our lives, guiding us toward a more harmonious relationship with ourselves and the world around us. A central tenet of Greg’s philosophy draws from Taoism's teachings on acceptance and living in the present. He emphasizes the power of recognizing and allowing life to unfold in its own time, resisting the urge to fight against reality. This approach not only reduces personal suffering but also opens up a path to clearer vision and meaningful action. His insights touch on the practical applications of these principles, offering listeners tangible ways to integrate them into daily life. Greg's latest book, "100 Remedies of the Tao: Spiritual Wisdom for Interesting Times”, seeks to distill these ancient teachings into accessible, practical wisdom for modern seekers. Through this work, Greg aims to bridge the gap between spiritual tradition and the demands of our fast-paced, often disconnected world.  📚 Get your copy of 100 Remedies of the Tao here: https://amzn.to/4bIB4p0  💡 Learn more about Greg's work at: https://gregoryripley.com/ -------------------------------------------------------- 🎧 Episode Chapters 00:00 Welcome to the Show: Introducing Greg Ripley 00:51 Discovering the Path to Taoism 01:25 Early Influences and Finding Belonging 03:17 Turning Points and Embracing Eastern Philosophy 04:05 Journey Through Education and Rediscovering Nature 13:57 The Practical Application of Taoism in Modern Life 22:48 Exploring the Dao De Jing and Personal Interpretations 30:44 The Power of Reminders and Memory in Personal Growth 33:27 Exploring the Role of a Taoist Priest 36:00 The Intersection of Taoism and Forest Therapy 37:09 Understanding Qigong and Its Health Benefits 40:07 The Importance of Integrity in Practice and Teaching 43:39 Humanity's Potential for Unity and Success 55:28 Navigating Life's Journey and Future Aspirations 57:37 Final Thoughts on Taoism, Nature, and Humanity --------------------------------------------------------   📺  Check out Can I Just Say? on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@nicandnik   💌  Share your email at canijustsaypodcast.com to subscribe to the CIJS newsletter!  👉  Follow Me: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Why 'We' is the Most Important Word in Leadership with Kyle McDowell
May 14 2024
Why 'We' is the Most Important Word in Leadership with Kyle McDowell
Ever wondered how a tough moment can lead to incredible personal growth and inspire a whole new approach to leadership? In this episode of Can I Just Say?, I chat with Kyle McDowell, author of 'Begin With We'. Kyle shares the pivotal moments in his career that transformed him as a leader and how those experiences shaped the 10 principles he outlines in his book. These principles are key to building teams that are collaborative, authentic, and supportive, which in turn leads to happier and more engaged employees. Throughout our conversation, Kyle highlights the power of principled leadership in action, as he talks about how owning up to mistakes, prioritizing quality, and staying true to core values can create truly amazing connections at work. This type of leadership fosters a positive work environment where employees feel valued, heard, and empowered to do their best work.  Kyle's stories are not only inspiring but also a great reminder of the importance of self-reflection, honesty, and integrity in building successful teams and achieving personal success. These qualities are not only valuable for leaders but also for employees who want to grow professionally and build stronger relationships with their colleagues. So, if you're ready to be inspired, come join us for this heartwarming conversation about the power of personal growth and principled leadership. You'll walk away feeling motivated to reflect on your own career journey, build stronger relationships at work, and discover how beginning with "we" can make all the difference.   -----------------------------------------   📚 Get your copy of Begin With We: https://amzn.to/4bgM64X  🤝 Work with Kyle: https://kylemcdowellinc.com/  🎤 Hire Kyle to speak to your team: https://kylemcdowellinc.com/speaking/  📺 Subscribe to Kyle's channel on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@kylemcdowellinc  👉 Follow Kyle: https://www.instagram.com/kylemcdowellinc    ----------------------------------------- 🎧 Episode Chapters 00:00 Introducing Kyle McDowell: Leadership Expert and Author 01:20 The Genesis of 'Begin With We': Transforming Leadership and Culture 13:08 Embracing Feedback and Accountability: A Personal Journey 19:47 The 10 Principles of 'Begin With We': A Framework for Excellence 26:28 Challenging and Supporting: The Core of Effective Leadership 37:07 Unpacking Systemic Issues in Corporate Culture 38:37 Breaking the Cycle: A Personal Journey to Leadership 39:41 The Challenge of Staying True to Oneself in the Workplace 40:38 Navigating Career Paths: The Impact of Leadership and Decision-Making 51:45 Embracing Vulnerability and Authenticity for Growth 01:02:46 Reflections on Leadership and Building Trust -------------------------------------------------------------------  💌  Share your email at canijustsaypodcast.com to subscribe to the CIJS newsletter!  👉  Follow Me: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Reframing Your Thoughts for a Positive Life with Kristen Butler
May 7 2024
Reframing Your Thoughts for a Positive Life with Kristen Butler
Are you ready to unlock a more positive and fulfilling life? In this inspiring episode, I sit down with Kristen Butler, the founder of Power of Positivity, for a transformative conversation on the importance of cultivating a positive mindset. Power of Positivity is a community dedicated to inspiring positive change with a global community of more than 50 million people. Her work is grounded in her personal journey and insights into finding positivity amidst life's challenges. Kristen reveals her own journey and shares essential tips on: * The Real Power of Positive Thinking: Learn how to cultivate positive thinking without dismissing challenges or embracing "toxic positivity". * Prioritizing Self-Care: Discover simple practices for boosting your well-being and setting boundaries. * Expanding Your Comfort Zone: Understand why personal growth thrives when you test your limits. * The Joy of Gratitude: Practice gratitude to uncover happiness in the everyday. * Your Mood and Movement: Explore the positive connection between your mood and physical activity. If you're ready to embrace a more positive outlook, take actionable steps for change, and find joy in the journey, this episode is a must listen! 🎉 About Kristen Butler Kristen Butler is the founder of Power of Positivity, a community dedicated to inspiring positive change. Her work is grounded in her personal journey and insights into finding positivity amidst life's challenges. ---------------------- 🎧 Episode Chapters 00:23 Introducing Kristen Butler: A Beacon of Positivity 01:03 The Power of Journaling and Personal Transformation 03:52 Exploring the Depths of Resilience and Self-Discovery 04:40 The Turning Point: From Rock Bottom to Rebuilding Life 06:48 Embracing Comfort and Expanding Boundaries 08:31 Healing, Safety, and the Journey to Self-Love 15:06 The Role of Boundaries in Personal Growth and Safety 21:13 The Impact of Communication and Boundaries in Relationships 33:07 The Genesis of Power of Positivity 34:56 Exploring the Impact of Community Building 35:56 The Journey from Personal Passion to Global Community 37:09 Embracing Positivity and Transformation 38:59 The Power of Affirmations and Positive Thinking 41:05 Navigating Life's Challenges with Positivity 48:56 The Role of Journaling and Emotional Release in Personal Growth 51:41 Reflecting on the Ripple Effect of Positive Change 57:11 Curating a Positive Lifestyle Amidst Global Challenges 01:02:48 Closing Thoughts: The Mission of Spreading Positivity ---------------------- 📚 Find Kristen's books on Amazon: The Key To Positivity: https://amzn.to/3Qwtkyn The Comfort Zone: https://amzn.to/4b5JRkV 3 Minute Happiness Journal: https://amzn.to/3Uws4My 3 Minute Positivity Journal: https://amzn.to/3WqPdTm   * Visit the Power of Positivity website: https://powerofpositivity.com * Learn more about Kristen and her mission: https://positivekristen.com * Follow Kristen on Instagram: @positivekristen   ************************   📺 Check out Can I Just Say? on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@nicandnik 💌 Share your email at canijustsaypodcast.com to subscribe to the CIJS newsletter! 👉 Follow Nikki: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast
Learn To Love Yourself After Divorce with Leah Marie Mazur
Apr 30 2024
Learn To Love Yourself After Divorce with Leah Marie Mazur
In this engaging episode, Leah Marie Mazur discusses the importance of establishing a strong sense of self for true joy and inner peace. During our conversation, Leah offers advice on recognizing red flags in relationships, setting boundaries, and the importance of nurturing meaningful connections and support systems during the divorce recovery process. As a divorce recovery coach and the founder of Mindfully Ready, Leah focuses on healing, self-awareness, and self-love, as she guides clients through their recovery with empathy, practicality, and a holistic approach. This discussion aims to inspire and empower individuals navigating their path to healing after divorce and includes more information available through Mindfully Ready for individuals seeking support while navigating their divorce recovery process. ---------------------------- 🎧 Episode Chapters: 00:31 Introducing Leah Marie Mazur: A Journey Through Divorce Recovery 03:28 Leah's Personal Story: From Loss to Finding Self 10:30 The Power of Self-Awareness and Mindfulness in Healing 13:58 Creating Supportive Communities for Healing 23:57 The Importance of Journaling and Self-Reflection 28:41 Navigating Relationships: Recognizing Toxicity and Embracing Change 33:57 Embracing Solitude and Self-Fulfillment 34:38 Redefining Relationships: You Are Whole On Your Own 35:07 Perspective on Love and Self-Worth 35:51 Recognizing and Responding to Red Flags 38:29 The Power of Self-Love and Setting Standards 39:42 Do You Know Your Wants, Needs, and Deal Breakers? 41:12 The Importance of Boundaries and Self-Respect 50:05 Finding Support and Building New Relationships 59:15 Mindfully Ready: Building Resources for Healing 01:02:26 Closing Thoughts and Gratitude ---------------------------- 📚 Resources from Mindfully Ready that will help heal and empower you: https://linktr.ee/mindfullyready   🤝 Join the Mindfully Ready support group - Divorced and Empowered: https://www.facebook.com/groups/divorcedandempowered/   🎙️ Listen to The Ugly Truth Of Divorce with Samantha Boss and Leah Marie   📺 Check out Leah Marie Mazur on Youtube:  @mindfullyready    👉 Follow Leah: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindfullyready TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mindfullyready   ---------------------------- 📺 Subscribe to Can I Just Say? & Conversations with Nic + Nik on Youtube:  @nicandnik    💌 Share your email at canijustsaypodcast.com to subscribe to the CIJS newsletter!   👉 Follow Me: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Understanding Injustice, Creating Change with Rev Brig Feltus
Apr 23 2024
Understanding Injustice, Creating Change with Rev Brig Feltus
This insightful discussion delves into personal agency, control, identity, and the profound impact of systemic racism, with a focus on transforming understanding and fostering societal progress.  In an enlightening and deeply moving conversation with Rev. Brig Feltus, founder of the Remember Institute, we embark on an exploration of the nuanced and multifaceted nature of race, power, oppression, and community healing. Through Brig's wealth of knowledge and compassionate perspective, we delved into the historical roots of oppression, the psychological underpinnings of privilege and bias, and the transformative power of community and awareness. Emphasizing the importance of mental health, community involvement, and the rejection of consumerist complicity in oppression, the Remember Institute’s 'Heal Thyself’ program aims to foster a collective understanding, empathetic dialogue, and a dedicated movement towards healing racial divisions and transforming societal structures.   00:00 Exploring Control and Identity in Relationships 00:36 Reflecting on Parental Influence and Generational Differences 02:17 The Evolution of Parenting: From Boomers to Gen X 05:55 Embracing Community and the Value of Shared Experiences 07:06 The Impact of Industrialism and Capitalism on Family and Community 10:38 Navigating the Challenges of Modern Parenting and Societal Expectations 11:27 The Power of Community in Personal and Societal Well-being 17:16 Redefining Value and Success in a Capitalist Society 30:25 Confronting the Realities of Systemic Oppression and Seeking Change 42:56 The Urgent Need for Societal Transformation and Collective Action 50:09 Unveiling the Shadows: The Evolution of Fear and Control 51:12 Historical Roots: From Religion to Propaganda 51:59 Cultural Appropriation and Historical Misconceptions 54:13 The Power of Community and Empathy 55:44 Personal Journeys: Race, Identity, and Advocacy 56:02 The Impact of Ethnic Background on Advocacy 59:49 Confronting Racism and Embracing Diversity 01:05:26 Understanding Privilege and the Need for Change 01:16:25 The Role of Education in Combating Racism 01:34:32 A Call to Action: Community Involvement and Personal Responsibility   ---------------------- ✨ Sign up for the next Heal Thyself cohort (May 1 - August 6) ***Use code: nikki for 25% off at checkout*** https://www.rememberinstitute.com/healthyself   🎙️ Who Should Join Heal Thyself? Ideal for people passionate about personal growth, this course is for those racialized as white seeking to be effective allies and agents of change.   👉 Follow Rev Brig: https://www.instagram.com/brig_feltus https://www.facebook.com/brigfeltus   ----------------------------------------------   📺 Check out Can I Just Say? on Youtube:  @nicandnik  💌 Share your email at canijustsaypodcast.com to subscribe to the CIJS newsletter!   👉 Follow Me: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast
The Path To Liberated Love with Mark Groves
Apr 16 2024
The Path To Liberated Love with Mark Groves
Are you ready to transform your relationships and step into your most authentic self? In this profound episode, I share the mic with Mark Groves, founder of Create The Love and host of The Mark Groves Podcast. Join us as we delve into the imperative nature of self-awareness, personal accountability, and transformative growth, inspired by the wisdom of his recently released book, 'Liberated Love’, co-written with his wife Kylie McBeath.    💡 Key ideas in this episode: Overcome Shame: Break the cycle of shame and discover the healing power of aligning with your core values. Change Relationship Patterns: Understand how your upbringing influences relationships and how to create new, healthier patterns. Boundaries are Key: Learn the importance of setting boundaries for empowered, fulfilling connections. Living in Integrity: Understand your values, advocate for yourself, and step away from harmful relationships. Confronting Your Past: Dive deep into past behaviors and unlock the growth that comes with taking accountability. Authenticity is Courageous: Find the courage to be your true self and build genuinely fulfilling relationships. Letting Go is Trust: Learn to surrender control and trust the process of growth and change.   This episode is for you if you want to: Understand the impact of self-awareness on personal growthHeal from past relational wounds & release codependent patternsDevelop stronger, healthier relationshipsDiscover your authentic self and embrace it wholeheartedly       🎧 Episode Chapters:   00:00 Introducing Mark Groves: A Catalyst for Change 01:21 The Power of Podcasting and Personal Transformation 03:52 Exploring the Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing 06:32 Navigating Relationships and Self-Awareness 20:05 The Impact of Generational Trauma and Personal Values 31:23 Embracing Grief, Forgiveness, and Moving Forward 38:00 Reflecting on Past Selves and the Path to Healing 43:47 Embracing Discomfort for Growth 44:10 The Journey of Self-Transformation 45:12 The Power of Apology and Repair 45:29 Challenging Societal Dependencies 46:15 Navigating Safety in Relationships 47:04 The Importance of Being Internally and Externally Resourced 47:45 Understanding Trauma and Choice 55:21 The Role of Parenting in Personal Development 01:01:01 Navigating Social Media and Personal Integrity 01:01:50 Building Bridges Between Ideologies 01:05:49 Liberation Through Accountability and Choice 01:11:46 The Impact of Authenticity and Personal Growth 01:17:57 Concluding Thoughts   ——————————————— 📚 Get your copy of Liberated Love on Amazon (currently 24% off!) https://amzn.to/4axh6NZ     💌 Join the Create The Love community: https://createthelove.com/    🎙️ Listen to The Mark Groves Podcast: https://markgroves.com/podcast/  📺 Check out Mark Groves on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@markgroves   ——————————————————  💌 Share your email at canijustsaypodcast.com to subscribe to the CIJS newsletter!   📺 Check out Can I Just Say? on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@nicandnik    👉 Follow Me: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast
It's Time for a Change - New Name, Same Heart
Apr 10 2024
It's Time for a Change - New Name, Same Heart
✨ I have a BIG announcement. This show, formerly known as Who The F*ck? is now Can I Just Say?. This evolution is a reflection of my growth as both a person and a podcaster. Here's why I made the switch: Finding My Voice: Over the years, I've gained a stronger sense of self through conversations with incredible guests. I wanted the show's name to be more clearly connected to that sense of authenticity.Beyond the Profanity: While I loved the edginess of the old name, I worried it might turn off potential listeners who knew nothing about the show's actual content.Open Invitation: "Can I Just Say...?" is how I often start conversations, injecting my perspective and inviting genuine connection with others. It's a phrase that represents me on a deeper level. 🎙️ What Can I Just Say? is All About This podcast remains dedicated to sharing the untold stories that make us all human. Here are the topics I'm most excited to explore with guests and listeners: Personal Growth Journeys: How do we learn from and adapt to our unique life experiences?Healing Through Connection: Reflecting on life's challenges and finding support in a community.Building Empathy: Learning from diverse perspectives with curiosity, without judgment.Embracing Our Complexity: Exploring both the light and the shadow within ourselves for holistic growth. 📣 Join the Conversation! Become part of the CIJS Crew: Visit canijustsaypodcast.com and share your email to join a community of introspective and  compassionate people just like you!Subscribe wherever you listen or watch so you don't miss upcoming episodes! https://youtube.com/@nikkilacroce Connect: Follow me on social media for extra insights and to share your own stories. TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce IG: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce  FB: https://www.facebook.com/@canijustsaypodcast Give Feedback: I want this show to be a true community. Let me know what you want to explore in future episodes! Thank you for being a part of this journey! 🙌❤️🙏 Nik
Embracing Life’s Expansion with Walt Thiessen
Apr 2 2024
Embracing Life’s Expansion with Walt Thiessen
If you've ever felt stuck in life, or wondered if there's 'more' out there, this episode is for you! I chat with Walt Thiessen from the LOA Today podcast about how podcasting helped both of us find fulfillment and hope during tough times. We dive into the Law of Attraction, the importance of staying true to yourself, and the unexpected magic that happens when you say 'yes' to new opportunities. ✨ Episode Highlights 00:47 Introducing Walt Thiessen and the Power of LOA Today 02:07 The Catalyst Behind Walt's Podcasting Journey 03:04 Navigating Financial Crisis and Discovering the Law of Attraction 04:43 The Birth of LOA Today: A Desperate Solution Turns into a Global Community 06:17 The Authenticity Revolution: From Curated Content to Real Connections 08:32 Exploring the Impact and Ethics of AI in Content Creation 17:33 Sharing Cross-Generational Perspectives 24:29 Navigating Life's Challenges with Radical Responsibility 27:29 Parenting Parents and the Power of Choice in Life's Challenges 33:09 Embracing Change and Vulnerability 33:36 The Journey of Incremental Improvements 34:18 Expanding Comfort Zones and Personal Growth 38:02 Exploring the Concept of Vibration and Personal Energy 40:41 Acknowledging Opportunities for Growth 48:44 The Role of Podcasting in Personal Development 53:03 Reflections on Monetization, Passion, and Purpose ************************************************************ 📺 Enjoyed this conversation? Subscribe to LOA on Youtube to join Walt & his co-hosts for live streams *every week*: https://www.youtube.com/c/LOATodayPodcastVideos 🎙️ Tune into LOA Today wherever you get your podcasts: 🍎 Apple: https://bit.ly/4aDxFaA 🎧 Spotify: https://bit.ly/4aGEdW1 🔗 Visit LOA Today's website for more content: https://www.loatoday.net/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📺 Want to check out new video episodes when they drop? Subscribe to my Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@nikkilacroce 👉 Follow Me TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce Instagram: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📣 Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency and to comply with legal requirements, please be advised that some of the links in the description of this content may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on these links and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Please note that using these affiliate links is at no additional cost to you, and it helps support and maintain the content creation on this channel. I only promote products or services that I personally believe in and think would provide value to my audience.
The Intersection of True Crime & Healing with David McClam
Mar 26 2024
The Intersection of True Crime & Healing with David McClam
Join host of True Crime, Authors & Extraordinary People, David McClam, and I as we discuss our personal journeys of surviving domestic abuse and the healing power of storytelling. David's platform combines his passion for true crime with reading, providing a safe space for others to share their stories of resilience and healing. The episode also touches on the importance of men speaking out about their abuse experiences, the nuances of domestic violence across different communities, and the critical role of understanding and compassion in healing. David hints at his latest projects aimed at addressing missing and murdered cases, including the release of a new podcast, 'Extinguished', in partnership with LaDonna Humphrey. 00:00 Kickstarting the Episode with a Heartfelt Request 00:48 Introducing David McClam: A Survivor's Story 02:36 David's Journey into True Crime and Podcasting 10:16 Exploring the Depths of Domestic Abuse and Its Impact 23:13 The Power of Storytelling in Podcasting 32:12 Exploring True Crime's Impact and Personal Growth 32:22 The Power of Storytelling in Healing and Understanding 34:52 Navigating Relationships and Personal Trauma 36:59 The Journey of Self-Reflection and Healing 41:03 Building Stronger Bonds Through Conflict Resolution 47:18 Embracing Change and Growth in Long-Term Relationships 58:04 Expanding the Conversation: New Projects and Hopes ------------------------------------------------------------------ Listen to True Crime, Authors & Extraordinary People: https://www.truecrimeandauthors.com/ This is the podcast where two passions become one. Here weekly I will present a true crime story. It may be a crime you know about and it may be one that is new to you. Every other week, I will be interviewing an author. Maybe an author and some books you have never known about. So if you like True crime and have a passion to read, this is the podcast for you! 📺 Tune into David's podcast on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCltdxSeFoFBqFqxq7G2apzw ------------------------------------------------------------------ Want to check out new video episodes when they drop? 📺 Subscribe to my Youtube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@nikkilacroce 👉 Follow Me https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/
Foundations of a Healthy Relationship with Nicole Skutelnik
Mar 19 2024
Foundations of a Healthy Relationship with Nicole Skutelnik
🎉 Celebrating 100 Episodes: A Candid Look at Love, Growth & Healthy Relationships 🎉 In this milestone episode, my wife Nicole and I dive deep into the lessons we've learned about building a healthy partnership. We discuss: Moving on from unhealthy relationshipsDiscovering your self-worthCommunication and conflict resolutionSetting healthy boundariesUnderstanding attachment stylesThe power of self-love Whether you're navigating a new relationship or seeking to strengthen an existing one, this episode offers valuable insights and inspiration for your own personal journey. Episode Highlights 00:00 Celebrating 100 Episodes: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Vulnerability 00:38 Introducing Nicole: A Deep Dive into Healthy Relationships 02:04 From Unhealthy Past to Healthy Present: Personal Growth and Accountability 04:25 Navigating Communication and Conflict in Relationships 05:43 The Power of Self-Reflection and Therapy in Personal Growth 08:44 Embracing Change and Growth for a Healthier Relationship 11:05 Conflict Resolution and the Importance of Setting Boundaries 14:46 Understanding and Overcoming Attachment Styles 19:12 The Journey to Self-Awareness and Mutual Growth 24:32 Breaking Free from Toxic Patterns and Embracing Compatibility 33:15 The Courage to Leave and the Gift of Compatibility 36:09 The Power of Saying No and Self-Love 36:31 Unpacking Self-Love and Its Impact 37:25 Exploring Generational Perspectives on Self-Perception 38:40 The Journey to Self-Acceptance and Love 41:31 Navigating Relationships with Self-Awareness 44:57 The Importance of Boundaries and Self-Respect 46:11 Reflecting on Parental Influence and Personal Growth 49:31 Improving Communication and Understanding in Relationships 52:49 Embracing Authenticity and Letting Go of Control 57:17 Finding Happiness and Fulfillment in Relationships
Living Your Spiritual Truth with Roxanne Chaput
Mar 12 2024
Living Your Spiritual Truth with Roxanne Chaput
Are you ready to explore the depths of your being and unlock your full potential? 🎙Join me as I share the mic with Roxanne Chaput, a globally recognized luminary, celestial & generational shaman, and creator of Soullular Healing.  Our conversation delves into the fascinating intersection of spirituality, science, and personal growth. If you're curious about self-discovery, spirituality, and the unseen forces shaping our lives, this episode is for you! ✨ Highlights from this episode ✨ 02:02 Roxanne's Journey to Spiritual Awakening 07:36 The Power of Divine Guidance and Angelic Lineages 08:30 Exploring the Unseen: Spirituality is More Than ‘Woo Woo’ 11:10 The Science and Spirituality of Energy and Consciousness 22:04 Understanding Our Multidimensional Selves 26:10 Roxanne's Personal Transformation and Healing 30:54 Embracing Core Values and Emotional Awareness 35:48 Navigating Resistance on the Journey of Self-Discovery 37:14 Achieving Emotional Regulation and Inner Peace 41:12 How Our Mistakes Promote Personal Growth 48:08 The Path to Vibrational Alignment and Manifestation 01:01:09 Learning to Trust Your Soul’s Guidance 🙏 Do you feel called to take the next step on your spiritual journey? Visit Roxanne’s website to learn more: https://www.roxannechaput.com/ 🎙️ Interested in hearing more of Roxanne’s spiritual insights? Listen to the Soul to Soul podcast: https://bit.ly/3T2PI2N 👉 Follow Roxanne on social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roxanne_chaput_soulpreneur/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roxannechaputsoulpreneur/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/RoxanneChaput/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📺 Want to check out new video episodes when they drop? Subscribe to my Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@nikkilacroce 👉 Follow Me TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce Instagram: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📣 Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency and to comply with legal requirements, please be advised that some of the links in the description of this content may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on these links and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Please note that using these affiliate links is at no additional cost to you, and it helps support and maintain the content creation on this channel. I only promote products or services that I personally believe in and think would provide value to my audience.
A Journey of Healing & Transformation with Constantin Morun
Mar 5 2024
A Journey of Healing & Transformation with Constantin Morun
Are you ready to move past surface-level awareness and truly change your life? This episode dives deep into overcoming internal blocks, embracing individuality, healing old wounds, and living with purpose. In this episode, I share the mic with Constantin Morun. Constantin is a Holistic Life Empowerment Mentor & Coach, passionate about personal growth, self-discovery, and professional development. Through his coaching practice and his podcast, Unleash Thyself, Constantin inspires and empowers individuals to unlock their full potential and foster a positive impact on the world around them.  Highlights from this episode: The Blind Spot of Awareness: It's time to move beyond simply being aware of your challenges – how do you take action for true transformation? Pleasure vs. Pain Paradigm: Exploring our innate drive to avoid discomfort and seek pleasure, and how that can shape our behaviors. Your Internal Dialogue: Power or Poison? Reflect on your self-talk and how it fuels or limits your growth. How The Path is Not One-Size-Fits-All: Embrace your unique journey; strategies that work for others may not be right for you. The Trap of Comparison: Understand that progress happens on its own terms, don't be discouraged by external measures of success, especially other people’s timelines and expectations. Why You Need to Heal Your Inner Child to Break the Cycle: Explore how childhood experiences lead to limiting beliefs, and the path to self-healing. Trigger Management and Tools for Emotional Stability: Different techniques to manage your reactions and gain more internal control. Navigating the Rough Waters of Self-Discovery: Facing the discomfort to sit with yourself and uncover who you truly are. The Value of Mentors and Coaches: How expert guidance tailored to your goals can make your journey more purposeful and effective. Living Your Values: Align your actions with your inner compass, create congruence in your life. The Power of Intention and Integration: How to apply lessons from hypnotherapy, plant medicine, breathwork, meditation, and other practices into your daily life. Want to hear more of Constantin’s powerful insights? Listen to Unleash Thyself wherever you get your podcasts. Apple: https://bit.ly/4330XwE Spotify: https://spoti.fi/49Bk4R3 Ready to take the next step on your personal growth journey? Visit Constantin’s website to learn more: https://unleashthyself.com/  Subscribe to Unleash Thyself on Youtube: https://bit.ly/unleash-thyself  Follow Constantin on social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unleashthyselftoday/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@unleashthyself LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/constantin-bo-morun/ ************************************************************************ 📺 Subscribe to my Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@nikkilacroce  🔗 Visit the link below for more episodes, show updates, merch & more… https://whothefck.com/   👉 Follow Me TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce   Instagram: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📣 Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency and to comply with legal requirements, please be advised that some of the links in the description of this content may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on these links and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Please note that using these affiliate links is at no additional cost to you, and it helps support and maintain the content creation on this channel. I only promote products or services that I personally believe in and think would provide value to my audience.
The Truth About Success with Adam Hergenrother
Feb 27 2024
The Truth About Success with Adam Hergenrother
🎙️ Is your definition of success causing inner turmoil? Explore the misconceptions that tie success to external factors, and discover the path to true fulfillment within yourself. We'll discuss shifting societal views on success, finding purpose, emotional awareness, and the transformative power of surrender. Ready to let go and embrace your most authentic self? In this week’s episode, I share the mic Adam Hergenrother. Adam is the author of The 200% Life, a memoir that delves into the importance of connecting our personal, spiritual and professional growth, so that we can live our most fulfilling and joyful lives.  🎧 Highlights from this episode: 01:44 Exploring the Concept of 200% Life 06:16 Adam's Personal Journey and Turning Points 09:17 The Misconception of Success and Inner Fulfillment 13:45 The Shift in Society's Perception of Success 15:51 Understanding Our Existence and Purpose 19:32 The Essence of Being and Emotional Awareness 21:57 A Personal Anecdote on Ego and Arguments 23:27 The Challenge of Letting Go in Relationships 28:07 The Journey of Spiritual Growth 30:45 Navigating Life's Challenges with Openness 35:11 The Power of Surrender in Personal Growth 40:49 Embracing the Inner Work for True Change 45:13 Concluding Thoughts on Life's Journey 🎙️ Listen to The 200% Life, Adam’s top-rated podcast for leaders & high-achievers: Apple: https://apple.co/3OXhJaM  Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3uNnGA4  📚 Grab your copy of The 200% Life on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3IgdlzI  🔗 Check out Adam’s website & sign-up for his newsletter where he shares tools and resources to help you accelerate both your inner and outer growth https://adamhergenrother.com/ Follow Adam on social for more great insights: 👉 https://www.instagram.com/adamhergenrother/  👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamhergenrother/  *************************************************************** 📺 Subscribe to my Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@nikkilacroce  🔗 Visit the link below for more episodes, show updates, merch & more… https://whothefck.com/   👉 Follow Me TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce   Instagram: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📣 Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency and to comply with legal requirements, please be advised that some of the links in the description of this content may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on these links and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Please note that using these affiliate links is at no additional cost to you, and it helps support and maintain the content creation on this channel. I only promote products or services that I personally believe in and think would provide value to my audience.
Turning Trauma into Hope and Healing with Amanda Blackwood
Feb 20 2024
Turning Trauma into Hope and Healing with Amanda Blackwood
In this honest and impactful episode, I share the mic with Amanda Blackwood, a human trafficking survivor, author, public speaker, and trauma recovery mentor. Amanda shares her experiences from being trafficked, the traumatic aftermath, and her long journey to healing, rebuilding her life, and becoming an influential advocate for others. She also clarifies the misconceptions about human trafficking and sheds light on the more hidden aspects of this grim reality. Amanda's insightful understanding of trauma aids in illuminating how the process of healing is unique to each person and emphasizes the importance of seeking help. 🎧 Tune in to hear Amanda and I discuss: - The Misconceptions of Human Trafficking - The Power of Forgiveness - Amanda's Fight Against Online Exploitation - The Struggle to Escape and the Loss of Hope - The Power of Human Connection in Overcoming Trauma - Finding Love and Support in the Midst of Recovery 🎙️ Listen to Survivors - Stories of Hope Live On https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amandablackwood 📚 Get your copy of Amanda's book, Stages of Trauma (Growth from Darkness) https://amzn.to/3SL2mDh  👉 Follow Amanda on Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaBlackwoodSurvivor/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/detailedpieces/ *************************************************************** 📺 Subscribe to the podcast on Youtube: https://youtube.com/@nikkilacroce  🔗 Check out the show's website to learn more https://whothefck.com/   👉 Follow Who The F*ck? TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce   Instagram: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 📣 Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency and to comply with legal requirements, please be advised that some of the links in the description of this content may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on these links and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Please note that using these affiliate links is at no additional cost to you, and it helps support and maintain the content creation on this channel. I only promote products or services that I personally believe in and think would provide value to my audience.
Lead with Love, Find Your Purpose, & Live Authentically with Laura Fortgang
Feb 13 2024
Lead with Love, Find Your Purpose, & Live Authentically with Laura Fortgang
Fed up with a job that drains you? In this conversation, I share the mic with Laura Fortgang, author, speaker and life coach, who will inspire you to lead with love, listen to your heart, and build a life of fulfillment. Whether you're feeling stuck in "golden handcuffs" or facing fears from the past, this episode explores breaking cycles and finding your unique path to an authentic, meaningful life. For over 20 years, Laura has helped hundreds of people make career transitions and improve their lives. Through her coaching company, books, corporate and civic speeches and her media appearances on such shows as The Oprah Winfrey show, CBS This Morning, GMA, The Today show and more, Laura has reached millions of people and showed them how to figure out what to do with their lives without ever looking at their resume. 🔎 Key Takeaways: Who Do You Want to Be?: Discover why being the right person in your work is key to lasting happiness. From Fear to Love: Break free from limitations rooted in fear and make decisions driven by love and purpose. Divine Timing & Inner Intuition: Recognize those "violent shoves" from the universe – your intuition guiding you toward change. Overcoming the 'Golden Handcuffs': How salary and external factors can't mask deeper dissatisfaction. Taking Responsibility for Your Growth: Learn the value of seeking guidance (coaches, etc.) on your journey. 📖 Resources: Learn more about Laura’s Now What?® Methodology for career seekers and her A-List Business Mentoring Program for entrepreneurs on her website: https://laurabermanfortgang.com/   Laura’s TedX Talk: Find Your Dream Job Without Ever Looking At Your Resume https://bit.ly/laurafortgang The 5 Step Quick Guide to Clarity https://laurabermanfortgang.lpages.co/the-five-step-quick-guide-to-clarity/ Recommended reading: Now What?: Know Who You Are, Get What You Want https://amzn.to/4bBw9H9  🎉 Support the podcast Ready to break free and live authentically?  Support the podcast by subscribing on YouTube or your favorite app. Visit whothefck.com to find out more about the show’s mission, discover new episodes, and join our growing community of listeners.  👉 Follow Me TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@nikkilacroce    Instagram: https://instagram.com/nikkilacroce  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkilacroce/ 📣 Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency and to comply with legal requirements, please be advised that some of the links in the description of this content may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on these links and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Please note that using these affiliate links is at no additional cost to you, and it helps support and maintain the content creation on this channel. I only promote products or services that I personally believe in and think would provide value to my audience.