The Beach Speaks

Paige Friend

The Beach Speaks is a podcast that shares stories about the beach and our connection to it. I’m your host and beach lover, Paige Friend, helping YOU reconnect with the beach, return to your soul and re-imagine your life! read less
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From One Year to Live to Life and Healing - at the Beach! Jen Hardy’s Fabulous Over 50 Journey
Jun 12 2024
From One Year to Live to Life and Healing - at the Beach! Jen Hardy’s Fabulous Over 50 Journey
Send us a Text Message.Jen Hardy is a true beach girl - so much so that after receiving a life-threatening health diagnosis, she instinctively knew that she - and her family - needed the healing power of the beach to get through it. So, Jen, her husband, and their seven kids moved from their home in Tennessee to an island paradise off the coast of Florida, where she found the healing she needed and is living her best life - at the beach!In this episode, you'll hear about her journey to the “Sunshine State,” what life is like on a coastal island, and the profound healing she has experienced since making the beach her forever home.We talk about:Jen's podcast Fabulous Over 50, and her wildly popular YouTube Channel called The Jen Hardy ShowLife on the Southern California Coast vs. the Florida Atlantic Coast Paddleboarding with sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees Avoiding shark attacksHow the beach helped her heal from a life-threatening diagnosis  -  and more!ABOUT JEN:Jen Hardy is on a mission to help women find their inner fabulousness and transition to the life of their dreams. She wrote the book  The Sick Mom's Guide and hosts the Fabulous Over 50 podcast, and the YouTube channel The Jen Hardy Show. Follow Jen on:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@thejenhardyInstagram: @thejenhardyTo learn more about Jen, her courses and speaking opportunities go to: https://jenhardy.net/PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Searching for Seashells: An Artist’s Guide to Treasures on the Beach with Jessie King Regunberg
May 29 2024
Searching for Seashells: An Artist’s Guide to Treasures on the Beach with Jessie King Regunberg
Send us a Text Message.Today’s episode is a conversation I had recently with Jessie King Regunberg, author of the book SEARCHING FOR SEASHELLS: An Artist’s Guide to Treasures on the Beach It’s all about the enchanting world of seashells and how they have touched our lives and sparked our curiosity. Jessie’s book is a testament to her passion for shells, art, and history. It’s filled with 200 hand-painted illustrations, intriguing facts, and interesting stories about shells you might already have in your collection (I know you have one!) and shells you dream of finding—perhaps along a magical moonlit shore or on a sparkly beach at sunrise. Now, as you’re admiring all your beautiful shells - ask yourself, what one speaks to your soul? If it could talk, what stories would it tell? The beach says, “Like seashells, you are beautiful and unique. Each one has a story to tell - and I’m listening.!”Poem by: E. E. Cummings (1983). “Hist Whist: And Other Poems for Children”, p.13, W. W. Norton & CompanyABOUT THE AUTHOR:Jessie King Regunberg is an artist and writer in Washington, DC, living with her husband and three children. She trained as a historian at the University of Pennsylvania, and her knowledge of the past informs all her work. Her projects include fiction and nonfiction, and she feels lucky to be making a career out of the things she loves most. ABOUT THE BOOK:Searching for Seashells: An Artist's Guide to Treasures on the Beach By Jessie King RegunbergAvailable anywhere you purchase books. Be sure to support your local indie bookseller!ABOUT HER ART:Follow Jessie on Instagram: @jessie.regunberg.paintsPODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
What Happens When Your Dream Vacation Ends? How to Ease Back into "Reality" with Travel Agents Judi Dunlap and Cathi Taucher
Apr 30 2024
What Happens When Your Dream Vacation Ends? How to Ease Back into "Reality" with Travel Agents Judi Dunlap and Cathi Taucher
Send us a Text Message.In early October 2021, when the post-pandemic world was beginning to open up for travel, we had just discovered that Ernie only had a month's vacation before starting a new job; we decided to go on a 12-day adventure in Costa Rica!It was last minute, and I had no idea how we were going to pull it off - but I knew my friend and travel agent Judi could make it happen and, true to form,  she took care of all the details   - from booking flights to finding the hotels and excursions that she knew we would love - she arranged all our transportation and even the Covid tests that we would need to get back into the states  - she had every detail covered so that when we got there - all we had to do was enjoy our dream of 12 days of relaxation and adventure in a tropical paradise. Ahhhh. . . But then - on day 12, something happened.The moment we walked off the plane, loaded our luggage in the car, and drove home, that peaceful “Ahhhh”  feeling I had just hours before suddenly turned to “UGH”—the shock of coming back to “ life.” Since many of you are getting ready to go on your vacation getaway, I thought it would be helpful for Judi and Cathi, my other travel agent friend and frequent podcast guest, to give us some tips for making that return to real life a little less…shocking. So, what will YOU do after your next fabulous vacation getaway?  I'm making a list,  so if you have any more suggestions - what works for you or something you’d like to try - email me at paige@thebeachspeaks.com, and I'll add it. Visit Destiny Travel Agency to schedule your dream vacation! Contact:Judi Dunlap:  luxurytravel2day@gmail.comCathi Taucher:  destinytravel@sbcglobal.netPODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Plein Air Painting on the Beach with Annora Lemieux
Apr 10 2024
Plein Air Painting on the Beach with Annora Lemieux
Send us a Text Message.Capturing the essence of the beach with my phone is one thing, but in a painting - in real-time - it is a whole other thing.  I’m in awe of anyone who can paint in the moment - no photograph- just sitting in nature with a canvas, painting the scene in quick brushstrokes. You have to stay in the present and pay attention. This painting practice is called plein air, a form of impressionism that my guest Annora does so well. At only 19, Annora is making herself known in our local artist scene at the beach where I live. You can see her sitting at the beach at sunrise with her canvas and palette, making quick brushstrokes across the canvas as the scene changes moment by moment.  You could say that the beach speaks to her in a language of shapes and colors - and energy - which she mentions often - and I think every beach lover can relate to that.But this conversation isn’t just about painting beach scenes; it’s a lesson in not being afraid to “put yourself out there”—to overcome the fear of being judged. It's about recognizing your worth and the value of perseverance. It’s beach-inspired wisdom from a Gen Z that I needed to hear. Connect with Annora on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/artbyannora/PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Be Water, My Friend: My Relationship with the Ocean and How Water Has Shaped My Life
Mar 20 2024
Be Water, My Friend: My Relationship with the Ocean and How Water Has Shaped My Life
Send us a Text Message.I was a guest on an Instagram live with Amanda from Northern TIdes Studio and Wallace J. Nichols, author of Blue Mind - talking about water, the Blue Mind movement, and the healing properties of the ocean. Amanda asked how living at the beach has changed me. I don’t know why that question caught me off guard - it was a great question. I wasn’t really sure I had the answer - at least nothing I felt I could articulate at the moment.  If I had the chance to answer the question again, I would say that although I have always felt a connection to the beach and the ocean - now that I live here - we’ve bonded - we’re in a relationship.    In 2020 when the world took a collective pause, I had a lot of time to sit at the beach alone, to listen, and think about the podcast and how I wanted it to grow. I needed to connect with other beach lovers, and since no one was meeting in person, I went to the next best thing - Facebook.  I found the group “I Love the Beach” and posted a question: “What do you love most about the beach?” minutes later, a flood of responses appeared in the comments.Most comments were about how peaceful, soothing, or healing it felt to be at the beach. And I certainly could relate to that.But what stood out to me was that nearly everyone said something about the ocean - the water. I could definitely relate! That’s what I love most about the beach  -  the water  - - there’s a sense of comfort and belonging -  it feels like “home.”I felt compelled to tell a story about this relationship with water, but honestly, I didn’t know what story to tell. I made a list: Learning to swim by jumping into the deep end of a poolMy first trip to the oceanGrowing up in a house across the street from the riverSunday afternoon hikes in the woods along a streamSwim Team . . .I never really thought about its significance, but being a swim team member was a significant part of my formative years, and that’s when my relationship with water really began. Listen as I recall my childhood swim team experience: from making the big shift from being an “OK” sprinter to a long-distance “Champion" and how water saved me from drowning from the pressures of college life and beyond.What influence has water had in your life? Has it made you happier? Healthier? More connected?“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Be water, my friend.”  ~ Bruce LeePODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Ocean Love, Embracing the Blue Mind, and the Art of Creating Ocean-Inspired Jewelry with Amanda Esposito
Feb 21 2024
Ocean Love, Embracing the Blue Mind, and the Art of Creating Ocean-Inspired Jewelry with Amanda Esposito
Send us a Text Message.When I started thinking seriously about moving from land-locked Orlando to the beach, the first three questions people would ask were, “What beach?” “Where will you live?” and “What will you do?” I would say, “I haven’t decided what beach yet, but I’m sure I’ll find one with a couple of palm trees where I can hang a hammock,  and, I don’t know, I’ll make jewelry out of sea shells, and sell it to the tourists. It was a silly answer, but in my mind, I was serious - if that were what I had to do to live at the beach - I would do it. Now, I live in a beach house (not a hammock), and instead of seashell jewelry, I’m making a beach podcast! I love hearing stories about how others have used their love for the beach to fuel their life’s passion - how they create that beach connection - that beach mindset - wherever they are. My guest today, Amanda Esposito, artist and creator of Northern Tides Studio, has a unique way of doing just that - taking her passion for the beach and the ocean to create jewelry that reminds you of how you feel at the beach and your connection to it - wherever you are. I have been following Amanda on Instagram, and when she posted about her latest creation, “Ocean Love,”  I had to get it! She mentioned that she was looking at places in Florida to sell her pieces, so we ended up on a Zoom call to talk about it, and as she started to tell me the story - I stopped her in mid-sentence and said, “Wait, I love this story - would you be willing to share iron on the podcast”? Of course, she said yes - sharing her love for the beach and what it means to her is what her art is all about.This conversation means a lot to me. First, I met a new friend! Second, hearing Amanda’s story behind the making of her beautiful ocean love necklace makes me love mine even more! I initially bought it as a birthday present to myself. But when I think about it, it’s more than that - it’s a reminder of the days leading up to my birthday - beautiful beach love memories: the day I met my soulmate for the first time - on the beach, our beach wedding, and celebrating my birthday at the beach. I’m curious: what do you do to capture your special beach moments?Message me on Instagram or Facebook, or record a voicemail and let me know!ABOUT MY GUEST:Follow Amanda on Instagram: Northern Tides Studio to see her ocean-inspired jewelry designs and behind-the-scenes footage of her studio and her brand! Shop Northern Tides Studio here: https://northerntidesstudio.com/PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Beach Love and Beach Stories: Celebrating Love Month with My Soulmate
Feb 7 2024
Beach Love and Beach Stories: Celebrating Love Month with My Soulmate
Send us a Text Message.It’s February, so in the spirit of this Month of Love, I asked my soulmate, Ernie, to join me on the podcast because it’s a very special month for us.Although I’ve talked about how we met and our journey to living out our vision here at the beach on the podcast before, I thought it would be the perfect time for Ernie to share some of his own beach stories and reminisce about our beach adventures together.  We talk about growing up in Tampa and always being in the water, camping, and “spring hopping,” You’ll hear Ernie’s stories about a wild encounter he had on an Island beach in Florida and a rare sighting he had off an aircraft carrierWe talk about beach adventures we have had together and where we would like to go next. I ask if he has ever considered moving away from the beach. You’ll have to wait until the end to hear his answer!Links to podcasts mentioned in this episode:Finding My Voice: How the Beach Led Me to Podcasting Lost and Found at the Beach: Connected to My iPhoneMeet Your Soulmate, Quit Your 9 to 5, and Move to the Beach! My StoryPODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
How to Live Wild and Free on a Beach in Greece! with Alise Saunders
Jan 24 2024
How to Live Wild and Free on a Beach in Greece! with Alise Saunders
Send us a Text Message.I love quotes, especially the ones that when I hear them, I think, " Oooh, I can relate to that - or that is so inspiring! I need to write that one down before I forget it! " I’ll rush to scribble it in a journal or notebook - it’s like I’m attaching a sticky note to my brain - you know, a reminder, to go back to it later. And let me tell you - there are a LOT of sticky notes in there. However, there’s one quote - it’s actually a question - that when I first heard it, I could “feel” the words, the ideas they invoked, tumbling around my head with an enthusiastic energy that flowed from my brain, through my heart, and then - settled in an anxious knot in my gut, just waiting for the answer.  The quote is the last line from Mary Oliver’s poem The Summer Day: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  Whether you want to spend your wild and precious life traveling around the world or live out your dream right where you are, my guest today, Alise Saunders, a digital nomad, coach, and freedom seeker, is here to be our trusted friend and travel guide - from her house on the beach - in Greece!Grab your copy of The Beach Speaks e-book:  The Beach Speaks - Are You Listening?Episode with Elise: A Travel Blogger's Tale of an Untamed SoulAbout My Guest:Alise Saunders is a digital nomad, traveling the world, with her husband Gregg and two cats. The media has called her a "thought leader" in the digital nomad space, Alise brings her decades of life skills and business coaching to help people finally have the life of travel they’ve been dreaming about. She helps freedom-seekers create a new business or identify a remote job, and dive deep within to free themselves of the disempowering thoughts keeping them small in their own life through personalized coaching program and other services. Visit her website: Tales from an Untamed Soul - Creating a Life Wild and Free to check out all the different ways Elise can help free you to live your one Wild and precious life!PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Finding My Voice: How the Beach Led Me to Podcasting
Jan 11 2024
Finding My Voice: How the Beach Led Me to Podcasting
Send us a Text Message.Imagine, you’re about to do what might be the craziest thing you’ve ever done. And you’re thinking this could be crazy good or crazy stupid.Then the “what ifs” start to creep into your consciousness: “What if something goes wrong?” “What if I’m not good enough?” “What if it turns out to be nothing but a waste of time and money?”That’s how I felt three years ago, staring bleary-eyed at my computer monitor, my hand nervously resting on the mouse, guiding a bold black arrow across the screen, stopping to hover over a bright green button that says “publish.”I spent at least 100 hours working on this podcast and my brain ached.  My heart was pounding. This might be the craziest thing I’ve ever done. Just a simple click of a button and I’ll be taking a deep dive into the vast ocean of podcasts. Will I sink - or swim? It’s a new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about this podcast and how it came to be - how what seemed like a crazy thing to do at the time turned out to be something more than just recording my voice and sending it out into the ether. It’s actually helped shape how I use my voice.More than that, it’s helped me trust my voice. To trust what I have to say is something you want to hear.The beach is speaking.  I’m so grateful you’re listening, PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Service with a Side of Stand Up Comedy with Rabiah Coon
Dec 21 2023
Service with a Side of Stand Up Comedy with Rabiah Coon
Send us a Text Message.Recently on The Beach Speaks, I posted an episode sharing my beach story as a guest on Rabiah Coon’s podcast More Than Work. Today, I’m bringing Rabiah back - this time as my guest - to hear her beach story. Rabiah currently lives in London, but she grew up near the beach in California. When she said she was coming home to California for the holidays, I thought it would be the perfect time to share her story on the podcast. For many of us, this is a time for sharing with family and friends, and when you listen to her story, you’ll find out that family and friends are two very important things in Rabiah’s life. In this conversation, Rabiah talks about what it was like growing up at the beach in Southern California and how the beach continues to show up even when she’s landlocked. We also talk about her side gig as a stand-up comic and the important role that service plays in her life. After hearing Rabiah’s story, I think you’ll understand why her podcast is called More Than Work. It’s a reflection of a way of living that we all can aspire to. Listen to More Than Work podcast here:  https://www.rabiahsaid.com/podcastInstagram:  https:// www.instagram.com/rabiahcomedy/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabiahcomedy/PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
More Than Just The Beach: Paige Speaks on the More Than Work podcast with Host, Rabiah Coon
Nov 29 2023
More Than Just The Beach: Paige Speaks on the More Than Work podcast with Host, Rabiah Coon
Send us a Text Message.Hey Beach lover, How is the beach speaking to you today?I’m sure you have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of solo episodes: like, how I met my soulmate - on the beach,  watching fighter jets fly over the beach, and how learning to fly was a lot like moving to the beach -  and while it’s been a lot of fun sharing stories about how the beach speaks to me, I thought I’d do something different this time, and share more about my journey to the beach on this episode I recorded with Rabia Coon on her podcast More Than Work. We first met as members of the “Squad Pod” - a slack group created by Squadcast - the remote recording platform we both use to record our podcasts. It’s a super supportive group where you can ask random questions, get tech advice, promote your show, and my favorite thing to do - collaborate with other podcasters - like Rabiah!More Than Work is a podcast that shares stories of individuals who have found that their self-worth is determined by more than their job title - it’s one of my favorite podcasts to listen to on my beach power walks - with each step I take along the shore, I listen to her guests describe the steps they took to create a life beyond their “work” - and think about how I have created mine. The stories are different but to me there’s a similar “vibe”- the kind “vibe” you feel when you stand on the beach, staring across the vast ocean - at all the possibilities.  So when Rabiah invited me to share my More Than Work beach story on her show - I was thrilled. This was my first time as a guest on someone else’s podcast, and while I expected to talk about my journey to the beach, what I didn’t expect to come up in conversation were the other parts of my story that go beyond the beach. I have to say, I learned a little more about myself. It was a little different being on the other side of the mic, as they say - but Rabiah is a great host and a fabulous human. And. . it was a fun way for me to share one of my favorite podcasts with you!The beach is speaking. . .   PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Learning To Fly: My Fear Of The Unknown And Trusting My Inner Knowing
Nov 16 2023
Learning To Fly: My Fear Of The Unknown And Trusting My Inner Knowing
Send us a Text Message.Many of you have asked me how I found the nerve to leave my job - to move to the beach - and not have a job to go to, and what beach? Where was I going to live? I would laugh and say, I’m sure whatever beach I go to, there will be a couple of palm trees where I can hang a hammock, and I’ll make jewelry out of shells! It sounded silly when I said it out loud, but in my head, I was serious. How DID I get here? I’ve done a lot of thinking about that recently, about the times in my life that I just said, I don’t know how this is going to work, but I’m going to do it.  It’s strange because I always thought of myself as pretty risk averse - not at all fearless -  I would rarely try something new if I weren’t reasonably sure I would be good at it immediately.  I needed to feel safe.What I keep coming back to is the moment 25 years ago:  alone, sitting in the left seat of a tiny, two-seater Cessna, 152 - about the size of a Barbie car - at the end of an 11,000-foot runway (that’s almost 2 miles long!)  waiting for clearance to take off.My first solo flight. Today's episode is about how it felt learning to fly and how the experience of getting my pilot's license was a lot like moving to the beach.   I believe that our most powerful memories are etched into our brains by the feelings attached to them. The details might not be the same  - but the feelings are, and now that I actually live at the beach, when I think about all that I went through to get here - I can feel it all: from fear and trepidation to awe and joy.PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Blue Angels and the Beach
Nov 2 2023
Blue Angels and the Beach
Send us a Text Message.You know I love the beach, but I also love airplanes! This fact is especially poignant because aviation and learning to fly was one of the (many) surprising characteristics that attracted me to my husband, Ernie (You can hear more about that in my recent episode “How I Met My Soulmate - On the Beach”) Ernie spent the majority of his Navy career on an aircraft carrier where he worked on the F-18s (the same aircraft as the Blue Angels) Jets aren’t a completely foreign concept to me since I have been around them almost daily in my 20-year career in Corporate aviation -  Lear Jets and Gulfstreams are cool, but supersonic fighter jets - In my opinion - are super cool.The Blue Angels were in town recently for an air show at the beach on Saturday and Sunday, and I wanted to go both days. Because even though I’ve been to many air shows over the years, n my opinion,  there’s nothing quite like watching one up close and personal on the beach! But I had forgotten the announcement that the jets would conduct practice runs along the beach on Thursday. So you can imagine my shock as two navy blue and gold supersonic F-18 fighter jets screamed across the tree tops right over my head - to say that I was thrilled would be an understatement. I was ecstatic! Immerse yourself in the story of The Blue Angels on the Beach - and find out why I burst into tears! It's one I'll never forget!PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
How I Met My Soulmate - On The Beach!
Oct 11 2023
How I Met My Soulmate - On The Beach!
Send us a Text Message.If you are a regular listener to the podcast, you’ll know that I often talk about how I met my soulmate, quit my nine to five and moved to the beach - it almost always comes up in conversation when I meet someone new, and we get to talking about the beach. Of all three, I get the most response from the “met my soulmate” part - like “that’s amazing!” Or “How did you do that?” or “I met my soulmate, too!” - and then they proceed to tell me their story. I noticed how, in the past several conversations with my guests, the same topic “How we met our soulmate, partner, significant other” - has come up. While talking about her book One Fire Island, Jane Rosen mentioned that she met her husband on a date at the beach on Fire Island, Cathi Taucher met my guest Oneike, the beach lifeguard, at the beach in Negril, and most recently, in the conversation I recorded with Pam Uzell about her love/hate relationship with the beach, she mentioned that she met her soulmate on her birthday, It wasn’t at the beach, but it was a significant time in her life that was the catalyst for her return to loving the beach again.It made me think about how similar my story was to theirs  - I met Ernie, my soulmate, on the beach - on my birthday! I have learned from past experience that when such synchronicities appear, it’s a sign from the Universe to pay attention - in this case, perhaps this is a sign that I need to tell my story,  on the podcast,  of how I met Ernie on the beach, on my birthday!PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Listener Voicemails and Exciting News for the Podcast!
Sep 29 2023
Listener Voicemails and Exciting News for the Podcast!
Send us a Text Message.Listening to your voicemails is like going on a beach walk, picking up the messages like seashells and adding them to my collection. The voices and stories are different  -  but what they all have in common is a shared connection to the beach - I love them all - and I’m excited to share them with you!Thank you Terri Maxwell, Jen Hardy, Terry Brock, Meshell Baker, Keith  Wilhelm and Teresa Lisum for these messages.  It was so much fun connecting this way! My intention for this  podcast has always been to create a collaborative space where beach lovers can come together as a community - where listeners can become a part of the podcast. - my co - hosts ! I love doing all the things it takes to produce this podcast solo,  the beach is speaking is anyone listening? But regardless of how many people are actually listening, I would still do this podcast because  it’s my way of  using the gift of my voice to connect with something greater than myself, the Beach and all it represents - and the bonus is - I get to share that connection with you! It takes a lot of time energy and resources to Put the show together, and your support goes a long way in helping keep the show on the air. It’s like that symbiotic relationship between the ocean and the beach - the ocean sends waves to the shore and the beach sends them back.  What would one be without the other?If you’re wondering why I’m talking so passionately about community,  collaboration, and what it means to me, it’s because I'm so excited to announce that I have launched a Patreon - a membership platform that helps build community and a way for you to contribute to the future of the show - it costs as little a $5.00 to join and as a member you’ll receive some cool Beach Speaks “goodies,” plus the opportunity to get exclusive bonus audio content and other beachy stuff. Join our community here on  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359See you at the beach! PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Overcoming a Love/Hate Relationship with the Beach: Pam Uzzell
Sep 13 2023
Overcoming a Love/Hate Relationship with the Beach: Pam Uzzell
Send us a Text Message.Today’s guest is Pam Uzzell, the creator and host of Art Heals All Wounds - a podcast that’s changing the world - one artist at a time. Pam and I met as members of the “pod squad,” - the slack community created by Squadcast - a remote podcast platform we use to record our shows. Pam reached out to me a few months ago with a wonderful story about her love-hate relationship with the beach. It starts out in childhood and ends in her adulthood - with the series of events in between that helped shape and form her sense of self-worth and belonging. It’s a self-described rom-com of sorts.We talk about the differences between East Coast and West Coast beaches, how relationships reflect who we think we are or should be, and all the ways we listen to the beach - not just with our ears, but deep within our body - and soul.Here’s Pam’s story of how her love/hate relationship with the beach became a profound lesson in love, acceptance, and belonging  - when she finally chose to listen!Pam's Podcast: Art Heals All WoundsStories of Belonging: Season 5Instagram: ArtHealsPodcastFacebook: Art Heals All WoundsTwitter/X: Art Art Heals All WoundsPODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks
Jamaican Beach Lifeguard Vibes: Stories of Heroic Rescues, Coconut Climbing, and Scuba Adventures with Oneike Jackson
Aug 30 2023
Jamaican Beach Lifeguard Vibes: Stories of Heroic Rescues, Coconut Climbing, and Scuba Adventures with Oneike Jackson
Send us a Text Message.My guest today is Oneike Jackson, the beach manager at the Boardwalk Beach Resort in  Negril, Jamaica. I have to say, after editing this episode, I couldn’t stop smiling! His high-vibe Jamaican energy is just that palpable. Oneike is a great storyteller; however, he did not want to come on the podcast at first. He was shy, and he didn’t know what to say - but his partner Cathi, who has been on the podcast numerous times, said “Don’t worry, Paige is so easy to talk to - it will be fun!” And true enough, when I got him talking, the conversation was. . .  jammin’!One of the things I admire so much about Oneike is that he's not afraid to admit that when trying something new that makes him nervous - his way is to acknowledge it and then  "do the 'ting.” Also, I will NOT close my eyes the next time I get on a water slide!  He is very proud of his island home and eager to share its unique vibe with everyone who visits.  It makes me want to hop on a plane and head to Jamaica - right now. I have some exciting news! The Beach Speaks is now on YouTube! So, if you or anyone you know loves “the Tube” - check it out!  Even if you don’t listen, check out the episode cover photos! They're all mine - just a few drops in the ocean of 40 thousand images I’ve taken over the past few years. Until next time, stay high vibe and don’t be afraid to "do the 'ting!"PODCAST LINKS: Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks