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Every Thursday, we invite creatives from our own #createlounge community to open up about their creative journey and share their best advice for embracing everyday creativity. Topics include writing, design, photography, art, blogging, social media, business growth, and personal growth. Be a part of our community at createlounge.com!
 
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As we close this chapter for The Lavendaire Lifestyle Podcast, we’re celebrating the past 5 years by revealing our top 5 most popular episodes of all time. I also revisit my vision for Lavendaire, talk about tuning into your inner changes, and share the things that have been lighting me up recently. Top 5 Podcasts Episodes: 001: Be stronger than yo…
 
Cultivate more self love, self confidence & self worth with this 12 minute guided meditation with positive affirmations. Download the audio to this guided meditation. Use this meditation for your daily practice or whenever you need guidance towards gratitude, affirmation and positive energy. The post 174: Guided Meditation for Self Love appeared fi…
 
Jade Darmawangsa is a 19 year old entrepreneur and YouTube star who founded X8 Media, a media agency that helps brands produce educational videos. In this episode we discuss the future of social media, the role of failure in entrepreneurship, and the concept of how quantity creates quality in the creative process. Jade’s Links: Instagram | https://…
 
“If you truly want to build a lasting brand, it’s about 99% of the hard work and 1% of the red carpets.” In this episode, fashion designer and entrepreneur Rebecca Minkoff talks overcoming challenges in your business, tradeoffs in entrepreneurship, and evolving your brand through everchanging trends. Rebecca is a mother of two, podcast host, and Co…
 
In this episode we’re talking with content creator, Ivan Lam, on gender identity, self-confidence, and becoming yourself. Ivan Lam is an LA-based Content Creator with a focus on self care, gender identity, and beauty. Ivan’s links: Instagram YouTube Show notes: BetterHelp | http://betterhelp.com/lavendaire 10% off your first month w/ code ‘LAVENDAI…
 
“It’s less about improving yourself and more about getting to know yourself.” Sahara Rose is back on the podcast to talk about how the meaning of life is living your purpose. Sahara has been called “a leading voice in the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra and is a Best Selling Author of Eat Feel Fresh, Idiots Guide…
 
“Our life plays out at the corner of free will and destiny.” This week’s guest is Brandon Beachum: philosopher, host of The Positive Head Podcast, and author of The Golden Key. In this episode, we’re exploring consciousness, destiny, and the interconnectedness of life. Brandon’s links: The Positive Head podcast Optimystic TV The Golden Key Show not…
 
Hi loves! This week’s podcast episode is a break from our regular interview schedule. The holidays are here which means many of us have some extra space in our days, so I’m sharing a guided meditation for positive energy and relaxation. The meditation is 20 minutes, but you can listen for as long as you feel called to. I hope you take some time thi…
 
Be honest: Do you take more from the world than you give? Sorelle Amore had the “best job on the planet”, taking glamorous photos all around the world during three months of luxury travel. Today she’s slowing down, staying local, and asking: Now, how can I *give* instead? Sorelle’s sharing regrets from her early years of travel, lessons from living…
 
This one’s for those looking for love, healing from lost love, or running out of love to give. Today’s guest is Amy Chan, relationship expert and author of Breakup Bootcamp, sharing her wisdom on the psychology of love and relationships. Listen on to learn why we ignore relationship red flags, what to do when you’re giving more than receiving, and …
 
Here’s the truth: You don’t need to be a morning person to have a morning routine. You don’t even need to exercise, read, or meditate either – not unless it works for YOU. Amy Landino is sharing her insights on how to master your mornings and start every day on your own terms. Amy also… The post 165: Good Morning, Good Life: Perfect Morning Routine…
 
Have you ever been in the “purgatory of the mundane”? That place in life where things are neither good or bad, fulfilling or disappointing. Today’s guest Lisa Bilyeu spent eight years there, before going from housewife to co-founder of the billion dollar brand, Quest Nutrition. In this episode we explore: 2:22 – Aspiring filmmaker to… The post 164:…
 
What makes self help stick? Lee Rankinen is the co-founder of the Optimal Living Daily podcast, along with Justin Malik. Lee spends four hours a day reading self help content, so he’s figured out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to learning how to live an optimal life. We get an inside look… The post 163: Living an Optimal Life w/ Lee Rank…
 
We don’t give teenagers enough credit. Through the power of social media, they’re the ones changing the world one candid conversation at a time. Today, we have on Mark Hugo & Isaac Hurtado of Teenager Therapy, a podcast of five teenage friends opening up to break the mental health stigma. In this episode we explore:… The post 162: Teens Taking Cont…
 
What’s the disconnect in your life right now? When does anxiety seem to creep up on you? Meera Lee Patel is returning to the show to share her insights on quieting your anxiety, coping with big changes in your life and the world, and cultivating a sense of inner calm despite it all. In Meera’s… The post 161: Create Your Own Calm w/ Meera Lee Patel …
 
“Forget what Instagram told you to do.” If the self care tips trending on Instagram just aren’t cutting it anymore, this episode’s for you. Les Alfred of Balanced Black Girl is sharing her insights on what self care really looks like and her work in the wellness space as a Black woman. Les is on… The post 160: Real Self Care & Diversity in Wellness…
 
If you’re feeling stuck, ask yourself: Am I living my life consciously? According to Dr. Nicole LePera, we spend 90% of our lives on autopilot: unconsciously. Sure, you can make plans to get unstuck. But to actually follow through on your plans, first you have to become conscious. You probably know Nicole through her viral… The post 159: Self Heali…
 
Cathy Heller doesn’t mean to be the bearer of bad news, but her words are a necessary reminder: “Your purpose isn’t something you discover under a rock.” Today we’re talking about developing your purpose over time, with an open mind, active listening, and a love for meaningful connection. For the finale of Season 5 of… The post 158: Don’t Keep Your…
 
Comfort foods, cheat days, guilty pleasures – Food is an emotional experience for most of us. We eat to celebrate, to destress, and sometimes to numb or escape. Today, Amber Romaniuk is sharing her experiences and advice for unpacking the love/hate relationship we have with food. Amber overcame her own emotional eating after gaining and… The post 1…
 
“So, what do you do?” A simple question that everyone asks, but so many of us don’t feel confident answering – especially if you’re a creative. Emily Capshaw does it all (acting, writing, filmmaking, and more) and she can assure you: It’s okay to not be defined by a single identity. For those who stay… The post 156: Defining Yourself & Dealing With…
 
It’s time to rethink what you know about love. Today we have Monica Berg on the show to talk about adapting to change, building radical accountability with yourself, shattering the illusions in your relationship, and what it looks like to actually love someone unconditionally. Monica is a spiritual thought leader, self-proclaimed “Change Junkie”, a…
 
If you’re fascinated by self discovery tools like the MBTI or the enneagram, this episode is perfect for you. We have Erin Claire Jones on the show to teach us about Human Design: an intricate tool to help you navigate life with more harmony and alignment to what feels right. When you understand your design… The post 154: Human Design: Discover You…
 
When was the last time you felt safe enough to be 100% yourself around other people? If you can’t answer that question, try this one: When was the last time you created that sense of safety for others? We have Dr. Nima Rahmany to talk about stress, healing, and managing your triggers. We talk about… The post 153: How to Become Trigger-Proof w/ Dr. …
 
This might be hard to believe, but: Astrology might have predicted the current pandemic. We have astrologer Tali Edut on the show to break down what the planets reveal about our ‘new normal’ and how millennials and Gen Z are working to guide our potential future. 2020 is looking pretty bleak so far, I know.… The post 152: Understanding COVID-19 thr…
 
You know I’m all about personal growth, but I can also admit: Sometimes self help isn’t enough. Especially now, some of us need more than self help to feel okay – and that’s okay. Today, therapist Kati Morton is on the show to talk about caring for your mental health, especially in a pandemic. If… The post 151: Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety w/ T…
 
Now more than ever, we all need to be mindful of our energy: Control your time on social media. Pull away from the noise. Protect yourself – especially my fellow empaths. Spirituality YouTuber Leeor Alexandra is on the show sharing her top practices for living a conscious life. Leeor is a treasure trove of spiritual… The post 150: Self Healing, Bre…
 
If you’ve ever hit rock bottom, you know there are only two types of thoughts that go through your head while you’re there: 1) This is the end, or 2) This is the beginning. Today’s guest, Alivia D’Andrea, is sharing her rock bottom journey, from falling down to glowing up. Alivia is best known for… The post 149: How to Glow Up w/ Alivia D’Andrea ap…
 
Have you ever felt like you had to put on a mask for people? Like you’ve created a ‘character’ for others that just isn’t the real you? Today’s guest knows that exact feeling: Natalie Alzate is showing her more authentic self on YouTube with over 10m subscribers, after 5 long years. Natalie’s rapid channel growth… The post 148: Living a More Authen…
 
Be honest: Do you respect your own time? If you aspire to live a purposeful and fulfilling life, you have to be intentional with how you spend your time. Or better yet: be RUTHLESS with it like Vicky Tsai, today’s guest and founder of Tatcha, a luxury skincare line. Today you can find Tatcha on… The post 147: Be Ruthless With Your Time & Purpose w/…
 
Raise your hand if you’ve avoided setting goals because you’re worried you won’t complete them. You can’t fail at goals you don’t set, right? To help us stop beating ourselves up about ‘failed’ goals, Michelle Barnes, creator of the YouTube channel MuchelleB, shares her story and tips for organizing your life for success. Getting organized… The pos…
 
With how easy it is to shop online, it’s no wonder people say “brick-and-mortar is dying”. But nothing beats trying on an outfit at your favorite store and posing with confidence in the mirror, right? Morning Lavender CEO Kim Le Pham opened her boutique & café with you in mind. You may have noticed that… The post 145: Following Your Heart as an Ent…
 
Stop taking things too seriously. The stress it causes you is probably causing those things to suffer as well – you’re just not at your best. Today we have content creator Carrie Rad to share the value of taking care of yourself first, so you can be at your best for everything else. It’s tough… The post 144: How to Unplug & Be Gentle with Yourself …
 
Life as a content creator looks glamorous, but even your favorite creators get burnt out. And when social media is your job, burnout means you’re suddenly in survival mode. Anh Luu, founder of Girl & the Word, shared her lessons and tips for staying afloat as a content creator. I’ve known Anh since high school,… The post 143: How to Become a Succes…
 
If you’re looking for a sign to refresh and rearrange your space, this is it! We have feng shui expert Anjie Cho on the podcast to talk about how you can optimize the energy flow of your space for a more nurturing and mindful home. For some, feng shui may seem like a woo-woo concept,… The post 142: Feng Shui & Decluttering w/ Anjie Cho appeared fir…
 
Have you always wanted to start a YouTube channel or blog, but you’re worried no one would actually be interested in what you have to say? Business coach & YouTuber Erin May Henry has a tough truth for you: You’re probably right. BUT she also has the tips & tricks for you to change that… The post 141: Building an Audience & Figuring Out Your Unique…
 
How much time did you spend on social media today? How much of that time actually made you feel good? Clinical psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu is sharing his thoughts on the mental health discussion, social media, and anxiety – as licensed professional and YouTuber himself! Mental health can be a sensitive topic, so Ali shares… The post 140: Mental Heal…
 
How many times have you said “yes” to something you REALLY wanted to say “no” to? When was the last time you were able to say “no” without feeling guilty? Coach and author Nancy Levin is teaching us how to set guilt-free boundaries with ourselves and the people around us. Nancy shares why you shouldn’t… The post 139: How to Set Boundaries w/ Nancy …
 
Have you ever felt called to go somewhere else in the world? An unexplainable longing to experience a place that isn’t where you are now? Astrogeographer Dara Dubinet explains what that call is and how answering it can set you on the life path meant for you. Dara took us on a crash course through… The post 138: Astrogeography, North Nodes & Finding…
 
If you made a list of ALL the promises you’ve made to yourself that you’ve broken, you’d probably end up feeling pretty disappointed in yourself. Life coach Lauren Zander’s here to help you stop breaking those promises and start fulfilling your juicy dreams. Lauren’s sharing her tried-and-true Handel Method, a coaching system refined over 20… The p…
 
If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to create an app, this episode’s for you! We’re talking to Teri Yu, the founder of Vibely: an app to help people make meaning connections and find their community, both online and offline. Teri walks us through the journey of a tech startup: figuring out the purpose… The post 136: Tech Startups & Building …
 
Everyone is biased: you, me, your teachers, your parents, even your kids – everyone. Despite all of our differences as human beings, as Liz Kleinrock puts it, “bias is our common denominator.” The question is: So what are you going to do about it? Liz is an anti-bias and anti-racist educator for both children and… The post 135: Anti-Bias Education …
 
Have you ever felt like there was a ‘hidden meaning’ to déjà vu? That your recurring dreams and random gut feelings HAD to mean something? Congratulations! You’re probably subconsciously trying to access your line within – without even knowing it. Accessing your line means connecting with the full history of your soul: your past lives… The post 134…
 
“No one shops online.” Today, that sentence sounds ridiculous – some of us only shop online. But back when Jane Lu was just starting her entrepreneurship journey, that sentence resulted in the failure of her first business venture. Almost a decade later, Jane is the self-proclaimed “Lazy CEO” and founder of Showpo, Australia’s fastest growing… The …
 
What’s that story deep down inside of you that needs to be put out into the world? What experiences have you had that need to be shared? Today we’re talking about staying authentic to yourself, creative struggles, and telling stories through film. Today’s guest is an old friend from my music days, filmmaker Mimi Lee.… The post 132: Storytelling & t…
 
Rose quartz, clear quartz, phantom quartz – What’s the difference? We love looking at crystals for their beauty, and you’ve probably heard that crystals are also used for their healing properties. But a lot of people never end up using crystals in a deeper way because there are so many crystals with different colors, shapes,… The post 131: Crystals…
 
You’ve probably heard of Mercury retrograde, but what about Saturn return? And have you heard what Pluto’s doing recently? We’re back with another astrology expert for a deeper dive into what these planetary patterns mean for our daily lives – and our entire lifetimes. I’m chatting with soul astrologer Danielle Paige, who has been reading… The post…
 
It’s tough dealing with your own emotions on a daily basis, but what if you’re also dealing with everyone else’s? If you can deeply feel others’ feelings, if you can actually feel the mood in a room, you’re probably an empath! But it goes beyond just being able to sense what others are feeling. Robin… The post 129: Empathy, People Pleasing & Protec…
 
Today’s guest is a dear friend and one of the first ever Lavi Loves: transformational Diamond Process Coach, Mandy Van De Brug! Mandy is full of wisdom on cultivating self love, a sense of self worth, and overcoming mental health struggles. As a Diamond Process Coach, she actually studied the methods created by a past… The post 128: Self Worth, Men…
 
If you want a way to stay grounded, try looking up! I’m chatting with coach and author Dr. Ezzie Spencer about the moon: how to keep time with the moon, setting intentions with the cycles, and why we feel connected to it. Ezzie shares how she used journaling to interpret the moon cycles, ways to… The post 127: Moon Cycles & Lunar Abundance w/ Dr. E…
 
You’re probably carrying around more garbage than you realize. If you’re angry, resentful, or holding a grudge, all of those emotions are not only weighing on mental health – they’re taking a physical toll on your body. Rachel Reimer’s on the show to talk about her work as a medical intuitive, the different forms of… The post 126: How to Heal Your …
 
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