The Beach Speaks

Paige Friend

THE podcast for people who love the beach! Listen to inspiring stories of heart-centered businesses and individuals inspired by the Beach. The Beach Speaks is for anyone who wants to re-connect with the beach, return to their soul and re-imagine their life!Whether they're an entrepreneur, a conscious creator, or just someone who loves the beach, all my guests have a story to tell - about what makes the beach "the place to be!" read less

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EP 55 Sound Baths and Listening to the Heartbeat of the Ocean
Dec 2 2022
EP 55 Sound Baths and Listening to the Heartbeat of the Ocean
Remember the commercial for Calgon bath powder?  The one where a woman, totally frazzled and exhausted from the day's chaos, cries out: “Calgon, take me away!” Then she magically appears in a bubble bath, soaking in an oasis of relaxing healing water. When I was a kid, I thought it was just a funny commercial, but over the years, when I became that frazzled, exhausted woman, “Calgon, take me away!” had a brand new meaning. The idea of a bubble bath that could magically transport me to a beach oasis was no longer funny - it was necessary. A few years ago, when I was deep into learning about mindfulness, meditation, and energy healing - I discovered a new kind of “bath” - sound baths.In this episode, you'll hear:-  How I discovered this magical elixir that’s like "Calgon for the soul"  - My profound sound bath experience on the beach -  What a sunrise sound bath on the beach REALLY sounds like!- BONUS: ocean sounds, crystal bowls and Shanti bellsI really hope you enjoyed this "Calgon Take Me Away" sunrise sound bath on the beach episode, and if you’re into it, I’d love to share more sound bath experiences with you! Go to my website and click the subscribe button:  I will send you a message letting you know when I’m offering my next sound bath event, and I will also include a personal beach meditation that you can listen to any time. Namaste, Beach Lovers!Listen to The Beach Speaks on Buzzsprout   Apple, or  Spotify (or your favorite Podcast Player)Support the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing it with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and help me keep the podcast going: (it takes more than water to keep this podcast afloat) Leave a voicemail!
EP 55 Sound Baths and Listening to the Heartbeat of the Ocean
Dec 2 2022
EP 55 Sound Baths and Listening to the Heartbeat of the Ocean
Remember the commercial for Calgon bath powder?  The one where a woman, totally frazzled and exhausted from the day's chaos, cries out: “Calgon, take me away!” Then she magically appears in a bubble bath, soaking in an oasis of relaxing healing water. When I was a kid, I thought it was just a funny commercial, but over the years, when I became that frazzled, exhausted woman, “Calgon, take me away!” had a brand new meaning. The idea of a bubble bath that could magically transport me to a beach oasis was no longer funny - it was necessary. A few years ago, when I was deep into learning about mindfulness, meditation, and energy healing - I discovered a new kind of “bath” - sound baths.In this episode, you'll hear:-  How I discovered this magical elixir that’s like "Calgon for the soul"  - My profound sound bath experience on the beach -  What a sunrise sound bath on the beach REALLY sounds like!- BONUS: ocean sounds, crystal bowls and Shanti bellsI really hope you enjoyed this "Calgon Take Me Away" sunrise sound bath on the beach episode, and if you’re into it, I’d love to share more sound bath experiences with you! Go to my website and click the subscribe button:  I will send you a message letting you know when I’m offering my next sound bath event, and I will also include a personal beach meditation that you can listen to any time. Namaste, Beach Lovers!Listen to The Beach Speaks on Buzzsprout   Apple, or  Spotify (or your favorite Podcast Player)Support the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing it with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and help me keep the podcast going: (it takes more than water to keep this podcast afloat) Leave a voicemail!
EP 54 What's So Great About Maui? with Cathi Taucher
Nov 18 2022
EP 54 What's So Great About Maui? with Cathi Taucher
Aloha Beach Lovers!   I’ve been talking a lot about the not so fun aspects of beach life - hurricanes.   I thought you might need a break from that and want to hear more about the more pleasant aspects of beach life, so I called Cathi - my go-to beach travel expert and super fan of the podcast, because, lucky her, while we were battling hurricane force winds here, she was basking in the gentle island breeze - in Maui ,Hawaii!I have to admit, I don’t know why Maui isn’t super high on my beach adventure bucket list. What is it about Maui that everyone I know wants to go there?Fun fact:  According to statistics released by the state of Hawaii, last year nearly 2.3 million visitors set foot on the island of Maui  – put it this way, that’s the entire population of Houston, TX! I read in a blog that "Out of the eight Hawaiian Islands, Maui is by far the most unique."  It said that "As soon as you step foot on the 'Valley Isle' you’ll understand why it deserves the title of the must-see island in Hawaii" -the pristine beaches, blue waves, lush forests, hidden waterfalls, and two volcanoes!But wait, there’s more! Maui has been repeatedly voted number one by several travel magazines - and Travel + Leisure named Maui the 6th Most beautiful island in the world! Ohhh, the most beautiful islands in the world?!  That sounds like a great topic for a  future episode! What do you think?   I’m definitely up for that, but for now. . .Let’s find out what Maui is really like - from someone who’s right there - now! Listen to The Beach Speaks on: Buzzsprout   Apple  or  Spotify (or your favorite Podcast Player)Support the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and buy me a virtual coffee to help keep the podcast going: (it takes caffeine and cash to keep this podcast afloat) Click here to Leave a voicemail!   or send a message on the Web: on the Socials:Instagram: THE GUESTCathi Taucher specializes in custom travel planning designed to create personalized itineraries and one-of-a-kind experiences.  For more than 30 years she has been helping people see the world and realize their travel dreams.Contact Cathi here:   Destination Weddings, Luxury Travel Specials, Group Tours, and  more:
EP 53 The Beach Spoke to Me in a Cat 4 Hurricane!
Nov 4 2022
EP 53 The Beach Spoke to Me in a Cat 4 Hurricane!
A  friend of mine from “up North” asked me what’s it like to be in a hurricane? That got me thinking about my past 22 years living in Florida. How many hurricanes had I been in? I grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The only “natural disasters” I ever experienced were blizzards - which were fairly common and not all that disastrous. It wasn’t until I moved to Florida that I had ever been in an actual natural disaster - a hurricane.I had just moved to Orlando  when four hurricanes  rolled through Florida - one right after the other: Charlie, Francis, Ivan, and Jeanne. Don’t you love how hurricanes have “everyday” names?It makes sense to give hurricanes a name because it makes it really easy to talk about them later, like: “Remember when Andrew came one night and took our roof ?” Or, “Katrina - yeah - she was bad” And, like people, hurricanes have different personalities, are difficult to predict, and you never quite know what they’re going to do.In this episode, I tell my story of two significant hurricanes in my life (so far): my first, Charley, and my last, Ian. The hurricanes were roaring, the beach was speaking, and I was listening!Listen to The Beach Speaks on Buzzsprout   Apple, or  Spotify (or your favorite Podcast Player)Support the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing it with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and buy me a virtual coffee to help keep the podcast going: (it takes caffeine and cash to keep this podcast afloat) Leave a voicemail! on the Socials:Instagram:
EP 52 Hurricanes and Bioluminescence Kayaking with Kevin Lowe
Oct 21 2022
EP 52 Hurricanes and Bioluminescence Kayaking with Kevin Lowe
Ever since Hurricane Ian hit Florida a few weeks ago, I told you I would do an episode about what it’s like to be in a hurricane at the beach - and I fully intend to do that - soon, However, in the meantime, as I start collecting hurricane stories, I thought it might be interesting to hear from one of my fellow podcasters, Kevin Lowe, who lives a few hours south of us near Daytona Beach.A few days after the hurricane I reached out to see if everything was OK where he was and asked if would he would like to hop on the show and tell us what it’s like to experience a hurricane, especially when you’re completely blind!  You might be surprised by his answer! I did go a little off course in the middle of our conversation to talk about bioluminescent kayaking. We were talking about light, and electricity, and well. . .I was inspired!Listen to The Beach Speaks on Buzzsprout   Apple  or  Spotify (or your favorite Podcast Player)Support the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and buy me a virtual coffee to help keep the podcast going: (it takes caffeine and cash to keep this podcast afloat!) Leave a voicemail! The Beach Speaks:Instagram: THE GUEST:Kevin's Podcast, The Low Down With Kevin Lowe has changed! It's the same great content,  just a different name:  Grit, Grace, & Inspiration (available on all your favorite podcast players) You can find Kevin here:Web: (www.GritGraceInspiration.com)Instagram: (@GritGraceInspiration)Facebook: (@GritGraceInspiration)Coaching Services: (Work with Kevin)
EP 50 "I Quit!" and How These Five Episodes Saved My Show
Sep 16 2022
EP 50 "I Quit!" and How These Five Episodes Saved My Show
Welcome to my 50th episode!!  Now you might be thinking, “Ok, 50 is a good number - but what makes it so special? Why not 100?” Well, here’s the deal, according to the latest podcasting statistics, in the past several years a LOT of podcasts started, but the truth is most of those shows are - dead.  There are many good reasons why a show ends but most of the time it’s because people realize that podcasting can be really hard, and really lonely. Then there’s this thing called “pod fade” where you get tired of all the effort and wonder “Is anybody listening?” and then, you just fade away. I heard that “pod fade” often hits you around the 50th episode. So, the fact that I made it to 50 and I’m still here means a lot, because, honestly I was seriously thinking about packing up my microphone and quitting the show.Instead, I came up with a list of the top five downloaded episodes.  It was the perfect thing to remind myself of how the show has grown, and it inspired me to keep going. So let the countdown begin!5. EP 6 Beaches Go Green with Anne Marie Moquin 4.  EP 34 Paige’s Beach Adventure (part 2) Costa Rica!  3.  EP 1 Rachael Todd Speaks on the Balanced Life.  2.  EP 7 Stress, Addiction and Healing with Mindfulness: Gaya Kouba1.  EP 46 Let’s Talk About Death and Life with Sacred Servant Nada Frazier Three Honorable Mentions:EP 32 Customize Your Beach Vacation! With Judi DunlapEP 42 Let’s Go to Jamaica! With Cathi Taucher EP 35 Meet Your Soulmate, Quit Your 9 to 5, and Move to the Beach! My Story Support the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing it with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and buy me a virtual coffee to help keep the podcast going:  Leave a voicemail!
EP 49 Returning to St Pete, FL, the Beach, and Co-Creating for Social Impact: Emily Pasnak-Lapchick
Sep 2 2022
EP 49 Returning to St Pete, FL, the Beach, and Co-Creating for Social Impact: Emily Pasnak-Lapchick
My guest today, Emily Pasnak-Lapchick,  lives in Saint Petersburg, FL (we call it St Pete)  with her life partner Andres and two cats (there seems to be a theme with cats lately - since my recent guest Alise Sauders travels with her two cats.  It just occurred to me that I have a lot of friends and family that have two cats, and I’m allergic to cats!But what I’m NOT allergic to is St. Pete! And St Pete is what you’ll get to hear more about in this episode. Emily and I talk about her deep connection to the beach (and which one is her favorite), how she moved from Orlando to St Pete then New York City, and then back to St Pete, (‘cause you know wherever you are, the beach is going to call you back somehow, some way) You’ll also get to hear about:* Her work in social justice* The creation of her business Chrysalis Exchange * Coaching and co-creation for social impact* What is an  Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner?[For more about St Petersburg : ]LISTEN to The Beach Speaks on  Buzzsprout   Apple  or  Spotify (or your favorite Podcast Player)SUPPORT the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing it with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and buy me a virtual coffee to help keep the podcast going: (it takes caffeine and cash to keep this podcast afloat) Click here to leave a VOICEMAIL! The Beach Speaks on the Socials:Instagram: THE GUEST Emily Pasnak-Lapchick:Certified Life and Career Coach & Co-Creation EnthusiastFounder, Chrysalis Exchange Ocean Reflection (written while journaling at the beach)Remember that like the oceanYou can be tumultuous and strongYou can be gentle and calmYou harbor lifeYou flow between high and low tidesYou can stretch to the edges of yourselfYou can recede back to what's familiarYou are ever moving, ever-shifting, ever-changing<
EP 47 A Travel Blogger's Tale Of An Untamed Soul: with Alise Saunders
Aug 19 2022
EP 47 A Travel Blogger's Tale Of An Untamed Soul: with Alise Saunders
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just leave your job, travel AND make a living doing it?In 2018, Alise left her corporate life and six-figure salary, feeling like she wasn’t living life fully.  She created her first business, a virtual bookkeeping company, and two years later realized and  embraced her dream of being a travel blogger.She and her husband Gregg, let their apartment lease expire, sold or gifted most of their belongings, and with no home to return to, they (along with their two cats) set out on a transformational travel journeySounds beachy-breezy, right?  Well, for Elise it meant a lot more than just packing a bag and heading out on the road. It meant healing trauma she had been hiding from from since childhood and get past the beliefs that she thought were keeping her safe, but were really just holding her back and making her physically sick.     But this isn’t all we talk about, there’s plenty of beachy stuff, too!Like: What is was like growing up at the beachTraveling to the Florida keys, dolphin hugs and frozen key lime pieThe resort in Costa Rica that we both fell in love with, ocean kayaking and deserted beaches Be sure to listen to the end where Elise tells me what they did to travel in peace with two cats who really don’t like change - you’ll probably never guess. I thought it was brilliant!LISTEN to The Beach Speaks: or on your favorite Podcast PlayerSUPPORT  The Beach Speaks here: A VOICEMAIL here: ALISE SAUNDERS, Travel Blogger, Life Skills Coach, Entrepreneur, WarriorIn 2020 Alise realized and embraced her dream of being a travel blogger. Alise and her husband Gregg let their apartment lease expire, sold or gifted most of their belongings, with no home to return to, and in April 2021 they set out on a transformational travel journey.  In their blog, Tales From An Untamed Soul, they provide FREE travel guides to small town gems that remain the heart and soul of America, with images that reflect their authenticity, and share lessons learned as they navigate life and travels.Alise is a former controller for Hilton Hotel Corp, a Regional Director of Revenue, creating strategies to optimize the generation of revenue, and Director of Human Resources for other luxury hotel brands, while Gregg is a former hotel General Manager for Hilton Hotel Corp with domestic and international experience. Together they have over 60 years of hospitality knowledge. She helps others to embrace their entrepreneurial dreams through a variety of resources including an e-book, course, and coaching on her website: Tales From An Untamed Soul
EP 46 Let's Talk About Death and Life with Sacred Servant Nada Frazier
Aug 4 2022
EP 46 Let's Talk About Death and Life with Sacred Servant Nada Frazier
This episode is a bit of a departure from my typical beachy conversation - I mean, what does an end-of-life, death doula have to do with the beach?Please stick with me on this one because once you hear my guest, the Sacred Servant,  Nada Frazier, I think you’ll have a good idea why I invited her back to the podcast. My first conversation with Nada was in 2019 when the podcast was just beginning- episode 13 -  and since then, it’s been one of my most downloaded episodes. I highly recommend that you go back and listen - since it will give you an idea of what it means to be a death doula and how we can all think about death - and life - a little differently.What I’d like you to think about today is conscious community and freedom to live a happy, healthy life - which is what we love about the beach! It’s where we go to feel that sense of peace and ease, healing and happiness. And well, if you have listened to my story, you’ll know the beach has also been my relief from pain and loss. Our conversation today isn’t so much about death - it’s more about our experience with it - personally and as a community.Some of the topics we cover are:Moving to the beach during a pandemicLife and Death coaching, Being a Scared Servant Conscious community and collective consciousnessOur mental health - and the increasing benefit of telehealth and . . .What is a “Death Cafe?”Podcast Links:LISTEN to The Beach Speaks: or on your favorite Podcast PlayerSUPPORT  The Beach Speaks here: A VOICEMAIL here: NADA FRAZIER:Nada Frazier, Founder of The Sacred Servant™, accompanies and supports people through life and death experiences.  She is a Spiritual Mentor and Coach who meets you where you are at in your life. Through light-filled conversations, she illuminates new perspectives and possibilities, helps you plan, and guides you through your soul's journey.Founder and CEO Nada Frazier created the Sacred Servant name because she referred to her work for years as "sacred service." Hope, love, gratitude, guidance, growth, grace, planning, organization, education, and sacred service are cornerstones of The Sacred Servant™. On the Web: Cafe/Media/Events: nada@thesacredservant.com
EP 45 Radio Trop Rock: It's All About The Music with Eric Babin
Jul 21 2022
EP 45 Radio Trop Rock: It's All About The Music with Eric Babin
Radio Trop Rock is speaking and The Beach is listening -  because it's all about the music! Have you heard of Tropical Rock or Trop Rock?  I have to admit I didn’t until today’s guest, Eric Babin reached out to me with a story about how he left the Navy and went from hosting house parties for local bands from Florida to Texas and in between, traveling to beach music festivals just for fun, to a second career as owner of an internet radio station - Radio Trop Rock. So what is Tropical Rock? Well, if you Google it like I did, it’s described as a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of rock, reggae, country, folk, and calypso - inspired by an island style: think Jimmy Buffett wastin’ away in Margaritaville" - or the Zac Brown Band with their "toes in the water, ass in the sand." Yeah, I think you get it. I you Google “Trop Rock” chances are Radio Trop Rock will be top of the list because for the past five years in a row Radio Trop Rock has earned EVERY award within the industry! Yeah, I’d say in the Tropical Rock world, they’re kind of a big deal. But just like the music, Eric is as laid back, just livin’ the beach life, as it comes. For him, the musicians and the fans are the big deal. In this episode Eric describes:His love of the beach and beach musicWhat it was like hearing Jimmy Buffett for the first timeCruising tropical islands while in the NavyThe musicians, radio hosts, and iconic tropical bar owners he’s met along the way*And if you listen to the end, there’s a surprise visit from Amazon’s very own Alexa!If you need some beachy tunes to listen to while sipping on that Margarita or Coconut Rum drink,  search Radio Trop Rock on the world wide web and listen to your favorites - and maybe hear some new ones!About the PodcastListen to The Beach Speaks: or on your favorite Podcast PlayerSupport The Beach Speaks and buy Paige a coffee: a voicemail! “Enjoy the Island Reggae” by Musictown from Pixabay]About Radio Trop RockListen here: Instagram:   donation to Radio Trop Rock helps us cover the enormous cost of our monthly licensing fee. We continue to be one of the few licensed internet radio stations. We believe the artists deserve to be compensated for their work! Thank you for your donation!
EP 43 Let's Travel Gluten Free with Elikqitie
Jun 20 2022
EP 43 Let's Travel Gluten Free with Elikqitie
Hey, Beach Lovers! You know when you meet somebody, and there’s something about their energy and excitement for life - you just want to know more? Well, that’s my guest Elikqitie - the host of Travel Gluten Free podcast. I met her at PodfestExpo in Orlando. We were sitting in on a session about how to use Canva for our podcast, and the person that was supposed to present couldn’t make it, so the emcee asked if there was anyone in the room that knew Canva, and Elikqitie chimed in from the back of the room: "I can show you some of my tips" - and before we knew it, she was upfront with her laptop projected on the screen, showing us all her tips and tricks, and well, it was just an example of what’s in her nature - helping others find ways to work around life’s challenges. So afterward, I went up to thank her and learn a little bit more about her podcast, and of course, The topic of the beach and beach travel came up - we discovered we had a lot of beach adventures in common - So, as many podcasters do - we decided to do a podcast guest swap! Today we talk about what the beaches are  like on the Pacific Coast, some of her best  - and worst travel adventures, and what it’s like to travel gluten-free - especially when you’ve been diagnosed with  celiac disease where even the slightest exposure to gluten can really make you sick- and that’s no fun  And while you might not be “gluten-free” -  I think we can all relate to the idea that regardless of your limitations, it’s about freedom. It’s like Elikqitie says "You can still enjoy your life. You can still travel. Don’t let your autoimmune disease or any disability you have take away your freedom to enjoy life the way you want to. . .so go out there, learn what you have to do, and enjoy life!"Listen to The Beach Speaks:  or on your favorite Podcast PlayerSupport The Beach Speaks and buy Paige a coffee: a voicemail! More about Travel Gluten Free:Podcast:   Your Guide To Traveling Gluten-Free:
EP 42 Let's Go to Jamaica! with Cathi Taucher
May 4 2022
EP 42 Let's Go to Jamaica! with Cathi Taucher
Hey Beach Lovers, how is the beach speaking to you today?I’m having one of those days where it’s been difficult to do any work. The weather is beautiful, and I can hear the beach - and it’s calling my name! I’ll admit, I struggle with discipline and consistency  - especially with this podcast. And like many creatives, I’d rather be doing the fun, inspiring things - like recording a conversation with a guest- than doing the less than inspiring tasks that you know need to be done like writing show notes, editing the audio, creating social media posts - which I really do enjoy!But,  it takes so much time!     When can I go to the beach?So, what’s a beach lover to do when there’s work to be done, and all you want to do is play? Well, it seems like Cathi Taucher has that figured out.  And in today’s episode, we talk about how she runs a successful travel business while living only a few yards from the beach - on  Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica!Today, we dive into the topics:What it’s like to live and work in a beach paradiseAre people traveling more? Where are they going?   The essential things we need to do when planning a beach vacationWhy it’s so important to plan leisure time into your schedule- even when you don’t think you have the time - or the money. **Be sure to listen to the end to hear Cathi’s story about how she met a very attractive man on the beach - and what happened next!   Record a voicemail!  Click the link:   Follow on Facebook and Instagram @thebeachspeaksWebsite: www.thebeachspeaks.comEmail: paige@thebeachspeaks.com Support the podcast: buy me a coffee here: Information:For information about the "Jamazing Island Vibes" retreat in Negril mentioned in the podcast or to plan YOUR next beach vacation, contact  Cathi Taucher at  destinytravel@sbcglobal.net  or  Destiny Travel and Group Tours  on the web
EP 40 Stuck in a Funk? Try Some Beach! with Judi Dunlap
Apr 14 2022
EP 40 Stuck in a Funk? Try Some Beach! with Judi Dunlap
What do you do when you’re in a funk?  Do you wallow in your feelings, in thoughts of sadness, self-pity or resentment? - or maybe you stuff it all down, toss a blanket of positivity over it and act like everything’s just beachy" Been there, done that.  In fact, for the first few months of this year, I was right there - not full-blown depression - just that sad feeling that followed me around like a Charlie Brown raincloud. Imagine everywhere around you it’s sunny - not a cloud in the sky, except for one lonely raincloud that just so happens to be right above your head. Wherever you go, it goes. And there’s nothing anyone can do or say that will help you feel better.  You just have to see it, feel it, and then:Let. It. Go.That’s what my friend Judi and I are talking about today.  She had been in a pretty deep funk and was telling me all about it when I stopped her and said - this would make a great topic for the podcast!  So we hopped on Squadcast (my favorite for remote recording) and recorded our chat.  So, if you’ve been in a funk, I hope after listening, you’ll feel a little more like stepping out from under that Charlie Brown rain cloud and into the beachy sunshine. Let’s do this! Do YOU have a beach story to share? Send me a voicemail!  It’s super easy to record - and you can tell all your friends: "I’m on a podcast!"Use this link:   You'll also find it on my Instagram / Facebook pages @thebeachspeaks, and website www.thebeachspeaks.comSend an email to paige@thebeachspeaks.com and I’ll read it on the show!Support the podcast: buy me a coffee here: the podcast with a friend!
EP 38 Beach Rituals and Being "Beach Body Ready" with Chris Angel Murphy (they/them)
Mar 17 2022
EP 38 Beach Rituals and Being "Beach Body Ready" with Chris Angel Murphy (they/them)
Let's talk Beach rituals for a minute - do you have any? If so, what makes them so meaningful? Is it healing? Connection?  And, how about the "perfect" beach body - what do you think about that?To explore these ideas, I invited a fellow podcaster and beach lover, Chris Angel Murphy (they/them), to talk about their favorite beach rituals - and, what started as a fun conversation about salt baths, hypnotherapy, and cruising the beaches around Los Angeles, quickly morphed into the topic of having the “perfect" beach body.   Let’s face it, haven’t we all been a little anxious about not having the perfect beach body or felt self-conscious wearing a bathing suit in public, where all your insecurities are laid bare on the beach towel - where everyone can judge those body parts that you prayed would look different. What if baring your body felt not just uncomfortable, it actually felt - unsafe?That was Chris Angel’s experience, and even though they said parts of it felt a little embarrassing to tell, I felt like it was a beautiful opportunity to share and honor ourselves - as we are. Their story is, at times, humorous and yet self-affirming and authentic - and that’s what makes them so relatable. While you might not feel like rushing to the nearest topless beach after listening to this episode, perhaps you’ll feel a little less anxious about being beach body ready the next time you put on that bathing suit and head out for some sun, sand, and surf!Because, as Chris Angel says: "Everyone is beach body ready."Are YOU on a quest to be Beach Body Ready, or have a beach ritual you'd like to share?Please send me a Voicemail and tell me about it!  It’s super easy: Use this link   You'll also find it on my Instagram / Facebook pages @thebeachspeaks and website www.thebeachspeaks.com.Want to support the podcast? Buy me a coffee! with Chris Angel here:Chris Angel Murphy, MSWPronouns: they/themwww.allyshipisaverb.comallyshipisaverbpodcast@gmail.comPodcast: Allyship Is A Verb
EP 37 Feeling "Un-Beachy" (Bonus Episode)
Mar 11 2022
EP 37 Feeling "Un-Beachy" (Bonus Episode)
Ep 37  The Beach Speaks to Paige: Bonus EpisodeMy original intention for these bonus episodes was to share something short and sweet: stories, comments, tips, or maybe a meditation - something light to listen to in between the more in-depth episodes.However, as much as I want this to be uplifting, I feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t first acknowledge what’s going on in the world right now with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - the horrific suffering and loss. It's heartbreaking, yet when I witnessed the heroic resistance of the Ukrainians, I was going to say it’s inspiring, but that doesn’t seem to be the right word.  I guess I’m in awe.   What would I do in a situation like that?You know how conversations start with the question: “How are you doing?" Or, "How’s it going?" And typically, without thinking about it,  you say something like: “I’m good” or “Doing OK.” I mentioned this to someone the other day - that some days are "just beachy!" and some that are well, for lack of a better word: "un-beachy."  Some days I feel all love and light, and then there are the times I just want to crawl under the covers and stay there all day long - typically when it's cold and dreary, and there’s no sunshine - yes, we do have those days here at the beach.How about you? What do you do on those un-beachy days?What helps me is first to recognize that “this too shall pass,” and then find at least one thing I can be grateful for, and, if I can’t reach the beach for whatever reason, I’ll pick up my phone and scroll through my 30k beach photos and videos, listen to some music, or a podcast that makes me laugh. Like, Beach Too Sandy, Water Too  Wet - a comedy podcast where The hosts do dramatic readings of actual star Yelp reviews that, while I’m sure are meant to be serious,  are actually really funny. I tried looking for some Yelp reviews of my beach to share, but I couldn’t find anything very entertaining. So, if you happen to come across a beachy yelp review, please share! Leave a voicemail or email, and I'll include it in the show.Speaking of sharing, I have a listener voicemail to play for you. It’s from Hillary Rea, who wanted to share one of her favorite beach memories.You might be interested to know that Hillary is a storytelling coach!I just finished her Crafting Your Narrative: Solo Retreat, and I highly recommend it. Learn more about working with Hillary here:  you can find the excerpt I read from Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift From The Sea:  YOU have a “magical beach moment” to share? Please send me a Voicemail!  It’s super easy to record Use this link:   You'll also find it on my Instagram / Facebook pages @thebeachspeaks and website www.thebeachspeaks.com.Support the podcast and buy me a coffee!