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In December of 2022, I (Kristin) took the biggest risk I ever had: going all in on myself. Broken-hearted, unfulfilled and energetically stunted, I left my highly successful fitness career and the studios associated, sold all of my belongings and took to the world as a nomadic full-time entrepreneur. Somewhere in the most unstable version of my existence, I found my purpose (and only one part of it is yammering into a microphone named "Barbara") Join me each week as I candidly and unapologet ...
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This week, our episode is packed with laughter, love and major lessons as life-long friends reunite on the mic! I'm thrilled to be joined by my spirit sister, boss lady, and animal philanthropist extraordinaire: Kirsten Dale. Hear how Kirsten’s journey from a tipsy tourist to animal saviour began with one look into literal puppy eyes, leading her t…
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This week, I'm wrapping up my time in Mexico and coming to you solo on my final day because I have some big - and long overdue - thoughts. (No seriously, I go off) I chat TikTok/Instagram trolls and delve into the spiritual "why" for their actions, share the story of how I first acknowledged my eating disorder, my healing and the impact it's had on…
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This week, I'm joined by my fellow fitness pro, barn buddy, performance coach, and the woman behind The Strong Rider: Nardine Oakes. Nardine and I swap stories of the clients that reframed major elements of our careers, the universal significance of fitness beyond just equestrians, our authentic approach to wellness (and lollies), and unlearning ho…
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This week, on the pod, I'm joined all the way from London town by my friend, fellow life coach and dynamo boxing instructor at 1Rebel: Lily Beaumont. In this episode, we head right into the fitness ring and discuss our shared opinions on the ever-changing body standards, training trends and the dangers of industry-related social media consumption b…
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When Max Martin walks centre stage to announce your Broadway debut, you know your world just got “Larger Than Life”. (But for today's guest, those kinds of moments have become just another day at the office) This week, I'm joined on the pod by my sweet angel on earth, Sex in the City lover & original Broadway cast member of the 9-time Tony-nominate…
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OH EM GEE a BONUS episode! You know when your girl comes to you solo it means one of two things: a big announcement or some BIG drama (it's definitely the second.) In this episode, I'm coming in hot and spilling some MAJOR infideli-TEA from my week. You'll have to listen to get all the nitty gritty details, but let's just say I can't be held respon…
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Back by popular demand, I'm joined on the co-host mic by my fellow horse girl, Aries queen, money mogul and the brains (and beauty) behind Sync Equestrian: Natalia Graf-Anders. This week, Natalia - an entrepreneurial visionary who's scaled her business to a jaw-dropping 7 figures in under 4 years - and I do a deep dive into the world of money magne…
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This week, I'm joined by my hilarious friend, mom of two, and former soccer star turned grade school teacher: Vanessa Johnson. VJ gets real about the impact motherhood has had on her personal life and career, her journey to reclaiming her athletic prowess with a limited schedule and changed body, and candidly shares the trials and tribulations of w…
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Saddle up, fam; this is one of the wildest podcast rides to date. This week, I'm joined by 4* eventer, coach and owner of Dauntless Performance Horses, trainer and horse behavioural specialist: Chelsea Kolman. With a life that rivals an Emmy-winning drama series, this military-bred girl learned discipline, determination, and the art of well-placed …
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Today, it's just me. At 5:19 am this past Sunday, my world was rocked when I lost my little potato, my ride-or-die, my bestie for 17 years: Daphne. Don't let the subject matter fool you: this episode is filled to the brim with beauty, alignment, stories and - most importantly - why it's life-changing when you learn to trust your gut and believe in …
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We're wrapping up the final day of Pisces szn with the fishiest flower femme I know: owner, founder and CEO of My Lady Garden, Kaiva Kaimins. Don't let the watery energy of this Pisces Princess fool you; this gal is as focused and driven as they come. From moving to London at 18 to creating a full-bloom (pun inteded) flower empire - Kai has no inte…
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From being a group fitness lover to creating and hosting Canada's biggest in-person group fitness event, City Shred, the Queen of the Turf herself, ultimate life athlete, PR mastermind and warrior woman triathlete, "PR Cheryl," joins me on the pod. Being no stranger to leaving it all on the turf, Cheryl and I take inspiration from her "all in" mind…
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This week on the co-host mic, I'm joined by my internationally acclaimed former SoulCycle sister, founder and CEO of the hottest new spin studio in Vancouver and self-made music video diva Queen Supreme: Daniela Dib. Daniela and I chat about how DibFit was born, our Soul days, confidence, social media branding, and the power of building an unshakea…
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Fresh off the turf from Toronto's biggest group fitness event, joining me on the co-host mic this week, I have lululemon ambassador, Rumble Boxing coach and Spinco instructor: Natalie Kwong. From competitive figure skating to the CrossFit box, then spin bikes to punching bags - Nat isn't one to shy away from a new challenge (and she also won't stop…
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You all know her as a founding Barry's Canada instructor, yoga & pilates teacher, wellness coach extraordinaire and celebrity trainer.... I know her as my secret spiritual sister. This week, joining me on the co-host mic is the one and only: Karina Vee. Karina and I get real about her "influencer" game, chat about business growth, and candidly shar…
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This week, I’m joined by the co-founder of Very Polite Agency, Billion Trillion and Maater Cosmetics. She’s a fashion icon, Vogue contributor, mama and all-around boss lady: Andrea Mestrovic (but her friends call her “Dre”) Having worked with brands such as Burberry, Canada Goose, Amazon, Hootsuite and Mackage (to name a few) Dre shares the story o…
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This week, I'm joined by one of LA's finest in her field, cosmetic injector, PDO thread artist and skin specialist: Sara The Injector. Sara takes time out of her star-stacked schedule to answer some of your burning questions about all things injectable, debunks cosmetic myths + gives you a few trade secrets to help with the longevity of your...ahem…
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This week, I'm joined by saucy Scorpio, movement mogul and dancer & choreographer to the stars (all at just 26 years old ) Christos Tsiantoulas. On what feels like a much-needed motivational coaching episode for us both, Christos and I get real about dealing with imposter syndrome, making it in LA, trusting your art, reigniting inspiration and what…
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This week, I'm joined by certified trauma coach, my SoulCycle turned soul sister and the ultimate twin (in utero and astrologically), double Gemini kween: Cayla Meredith. Sharing our own personal journeys as trauma survivors, Cayla and I discuss and dissect deep healing, trauma responses, managing triggers and, of course, a healthy dose of witchy w…
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This week’s guest puts the “can” in “Can can”. I’m joined by TikToker, TV star, co-founder of the hot new dance brand “Ready Freddie” and professional dancer at the Moulin Rouge, in Paris: Allie Goodbun. Allie and I chat big moves, bigger dreams, and the self-love and confidence it takes to make it all happen. If she can - You can can too. Follow A…
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This week, I'm joined by Adidas ambassador and in-game host for the Vancouver Canucks, Kat Stefankiewicz (and let's just say, Kat has a lot more than a great mic voice on "her side"). Having had both of our industries come to a screeching halt in 2020, Kat and I get deep into the mass shift our lives, careers, and perspectives took over the last fe…
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Starting 2024 off with a bang, I'm joined by my friend and the star of "American Gods," Ricky Whittle. We talk about the power of manifestation, tarot readings, dream projects, and everything in between. Plus, Ricky gives us the low down on his new box office film "Land of Bad," his up-and-coming project "Beast In Me," and a little inside scoop int…
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In honour of Divine Whining's 6 month anniversary, I do what could be considered one of the scariest things I've done since starting this pod: I hit the mic solo. No guests to deflect, just moi. You asked, I delivered. Join me for a little reflection (and story time) of how I got here, share some holiday love and pump you up for some big 2024 energ…
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This week, I'm joined by the girl who seems to be everywhere : Karen Wong. Never one to miss an invite (or an opportunity to put a lash on), Karen shows up to the pod to share how she went from fashion lover and merchandiser to now teaching and leading the pack at one of Canada's top boxing gyms, Rumble. Charismatic, honest and funny, this "Privile…
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This week, I'm joined on the cohost mic by my fellow Sagittarian, dear friend and infamous lover of all things drag, Jeff Brown. Introspective and reflective, Jeff and I put our coaching hats on and get extra personal in this very raw episode of Divine Whining. We talk about our ongoing journey of self-improvement, tools and exercises for a happier…
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This week, I'm joined by the man behind the brand: James In The City. From selling real estate for Royal Lepage at 21 to joining the Agency, rubbing shoulders with The Real Housewives, and scaling a social media mega-brand; this former star athlete won't stop until he's achieved Kim K level global domination. We get polarizing, opinionated, obnoxio…
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This week, I’m joined by the CEO and founder of Sync Equestrian, fellow horse girl and magic-making goddess, Natalia Graf (Anders!) She shares her journey of moving back home, unemployed, depressed and demotivated to scaling a 7 figure business in under 5 years; all thanks to a (not-so-little) divine equine inspiration. Natalia preaches the importa…
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This week, I'm joined by fellow entrepreneur, podcast host of the Goal Digger Guide and all-around inspirer, Breanne Burke. We dive into Breanne's story of world travelling, life-altering choices and how honouring her true self ultimately led to the birth of her brand "The Confident Mindset Accelerator", a podcast and leading communities of other w…
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This week, I'm joined by the woman who puts the "Coach" in "Coachella": my blunt and bold Barry's Bootcamp sister Jela Tubei. We talk about the power of authenticity, releasing the ego, our training styles and, of course, our mutual love for all things Housewives. ...oh - and you'll never say her name wrong again. Support the Show.…
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This week, I’m joined by my lifelong best friend & Witch sister from another mister, Kirsten Dale (and let’s just say; we go deep.) Kirsten openly shares her story of navigating the loss of multiple family members, her connection with the “other side”, and how to manage grief or show up for those suffering in a society that doesn’t understand how t…
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This week, I'm joined by my first-ever repeat guest, my bestie and co-hostess with the mostess: Andrew Gouveia. We take a deep dive into the unhealthy relationship women and queer men have with body image, the pressure social media puts on appearance, dating icks and, of course, a healthy dose of TV talk. Support the Show.…
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What happens when you mix Britney, glitter cannons and infectious laughter? Brett Owen. This week, Brett pops on by the pod to chat about their non-binary identity, alter-egos, empowerment through sex work, and how their fierce love and admiration for all things Britney Spears shaped them into the most authentic and unapologetic version of themself…
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This week - on an episode that hits particularly close to home - I'm joined by Alessia Scauzillo, owner and founder of A Sculpt Body. She shares how she left the security of her finance job, scaled a hugely successful online fitness community, walked away from a 12-year relationship, survived her first post-marriage boyfriend, and what life looks l…
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This week on the pod, I'm joined by my former Barry's Bootcamp colleague (and good booty Judy) Cameron Francis. We talk fitness, body image pressure, owning your sexual prowess, and - of course - our questionable addiction to reality TV (+ a whole lot of other moderately unhinged chatter) Full of laughs, sass, and a whole lot of a$$; it's no surpri…
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From walking the runways of Milan as a teen to opening multiple businesses in the fashion and restaurant industry, Cameron Alastaire is more than just a pretty face (though please get his good side.) We chat about the pressures of the male modeling industry, scaling your business and being a self-proclaimed "lucky boy"; all from the couch of his ne…
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This week, I'm joined by the guest we've all been waiting for: Jeff Brown. Supporter of the arts, master of the Irish exit and pretty much the low-key funniest person I know, Jeff and I discuss everything from his long-time love affair of drag to career leaps, SoulCycle memories and cooking shows. There's a reason Jeff has been discussed on this po…
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Fresh off his win from the One Shot Hair Awards, I sit down with Aveda master colorist, stylist and educator, Gabo Hernandez. We chat about family, fostering human connection, asking for help and how his salon, Gabo On Queen, has become THE hair destination of Toronto - in under a year. Kindness is king….but it never hurts to have gorgeous tresses …
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On this weeks episode, I'm joined by my music theatre bestie and powerhouse entrepreneur, Raechele Lovell. Rae and I chat about breaking trauma cycles, racial injustices, spill the tea on theatre school and how she owned her blackness to help create space and elevate other POC artists through her performing arts company, Diverse Works. New episode …
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This week, I’m joined by one of Toronto’s finest body workers, Kaitlin Turner from For Health’s Sake (whom I fondly refer to as “The Intuitive Physio”) We chat spiritual discovery, redefining her career purpose, pelvic health and most importantly, the reason why you should always heal your body from the inside first. Support the Show.…
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This week, on the pod, I'm joined by the baddest babe in nutrition & fitness femme fatale, Michelle of The Michelle Method (and that's trademarked, ya'll!) We chat about our shared experiences in the fitness industry, answer your burning nutrition/wellness questions and hone in on the importance of being authentic in your brand, your relationships …
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This week, on the pod, it's all about the vulva and removing the stigma around how we view our reproductive bits (Penis owners, this is for you too!) Dr. Lesley Hawkins MD -Obstetrician and gynaecologist - takes your questions, myth-busts gyne health and shares her own balancing act of being a mom, surgeon & couch nap enthusiast (who rarely misses …
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This week, on the pod, I’m joined by my travel wifey for lifey, Andrew Gouveia (and we unpack more than the 5+ suitcases we regularly bring on a four day trip) Andrew and I chat about his rise in the PR world, his booming Amazon career, the importance of therapy, and, of course, some good ol’ celebrity goss. Grab yourself some San Pellegrino and si…
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This week, I'm joined by the Abbess of the Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister Prudence Pride of Perfection. Who are the Sisters, exactly? Simply put, a global Order of queer and trans drag nuns fighting for human rights, uplifting their communities and fundraising for AIDS drug assistance, amongst many other 2SLGBTQIA+ causes. Pru and…
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When Arturo said "I'm an open book" - he wasn't lying. From Daddy discoveries (courtesy of ancestory.com) to being THE daddy in an open relationship, we take a deep dive into Arturo's incredibly inspiring (& wild) journey through life navigating addiction, the AIDS epidemic and rediscovering his identity, in his sobriety. Bust out the tissues...thi…
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They say absence makes the heart grow fonder - we say absence shows you who your real friends are. On this episode, I chat with Dylan Pritchard (Sanders) about our decade-long friendship, RPDR All Stars, queer expectations and his domination of the nail industry.....with a dose of thread thoughts for good measure. Support the Show.…
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How does collecting dolls lead to working with celebrities? On this special extended episode, I sit down with Lanie Labens to talk about how her doll dreams led to creating a company, living in LA and traveling the world with Hollywood's elite. Don't let her pink Juicy suit fool you....this girl is anything but basic. Support the Show.…
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