We are so excited to share The Divine Breadcrumb podcast with our global community! Each week we will be talking with a variety of people who are doing wonderful and amazing things in the world. We ALL have a story to tell about the most pivotal moments in our lives and we ALL have gifts to share. We can learn from one another and inspire each other! New episodes will be posted every Sunday. You can find The Divine Breadcrumb podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio or right here on this page. Let us know if you have ideas for an episode!
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In this episode, we’re talking about an important topic: mental health. Our guest is Amanda Phillips. We’re all aware that there’s a stigma when it comes to mental illnesses and Amanda works tirelessly to educate people on this topic. Through her coaching, blogs and speaking engagements, Amanda’s mission is to raise awareness and get people talking.
After the death of a college friend, Amanda, a super-high achiever, went into a downward spiral which lead to severe depression and suicidal thoughts. During her journey back to health she encountered prejudice towards her mental illness from the very people she expected to support her. After experiencing the stigma of mental illness first-hand, Amanda changed her professional focus and now dedicates her life to helping the many people who suffer in silence.
Totally unplanned, and in true Divine Breadcrumb fashion, we realized as we were recording that it was World Suicide Prevention Day. For anyone struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, or you know someone who is, we invite you to listen and learn. You are not alone!
In this informative episode we are talking with Missy Cohen, owner of the Just Breathe Salt Room in Westborough, MA. Missy is also a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, working with her clients using functional medicine principles and other holistic healing modalities.
Like many people, Missy’s journey to holistic healing came about after encountering frustration with Western medicine. She was diagnosed with fibroids and was told that she needed surgery. Feeling that was not the route for her, she got a second opinion from a functional medicine doctor. With the care of her new doctor and a health and wellness coach, Missy eventually found that her fibroids had vanished.
Join Deb and Carol as they talk with Missy about the functional approach to medicine, energy healing, the benefits of salt therapy, and of course, Divine Breadcrumb moments!
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Today’s guest hails from across the pond! Deb and Carol are talking with Nicola Buckley. Nicola is the host of the popular podcast StrongHER where she helps women to slow down, know and love themselves and live more fully.
In this episode, Nicola talks about why people are so hard on themselves, changing the stories that no longer serve us, why the brain is like “velcro for negativity and teflon for positivity” and the pivotal moment in life that she refers to as the F#$%-it moment (what we would call a huge Divine Breadcrumb!).
Nicola truly believes we are not broken. We have all the answers we need. But sometimes we need help seeing that we are enough and Nicola excels in this area. Nicola provides workshops, group coaching and one on one coaching.
Nicola has so much to offer the world and her wisdom, compassion, humor and strength shine through!
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In this special episode, Carol and Deb talk with Karen Laine, the Mom half of the dynamic duo on HGTV’s Good Bones, where she and her daughter renovate houses and work tirelessly to revitalize their beloved Indianapolis neighborhoods.
What may come as a surprise is that Karen used to be an attorney—not what one would expect from a woman who operates heavy equipment! Join Carol and Deb as they talk with Karen about her journey from law to construction, and how each stage of her life has built upon the next.
We also talk about a home with such crazy energy, it made Karen dizzy! And of course, we had to ask about the recent Brady Bunch house renovation. Karen reveals some surprising emotions that came up during this time.
Karen also shares how she parented, what it’s like to work with her adult children, and how she created healthy boundaries.
Join us for a fun and surprising conversation!
In this very special 9/11 edition of The Divine Breadcrumb, Deb and Carol welcome back Wendy Taylor. As you may recall, Wendy is the founder of the West Place Animal Sanctuary, where she and her team of hundreds of volunteers give neglected, abandoned and abused animals a save haven (and lots of love!).
But years before West Place was a glint in Wendy’s eye, Wendy had an experience on 9/11 that was frightening, moving, and life-altering.
On September 11, 2001, Wendy was leaving early from a vacation in Italy. She didn’t want to leave, but she was getting pressure from work that she was needed back in the office. The series of events that happened next…well let’s just say, you can’t make this up. Wendy’s story got a ton of press at the time. But as you will hear, the story is timeless.
Please join Deb and Carol as they talk with Wendy about an experience that caused her to see friendship, selflessness and hope on a whole new level.
Carol and Deb had the distinct pleasure of talking with Dr. Michael Lennox, a psychologist and world-renowned dream expert, interpreting thousands of dreams through his workshops, media and one-on-one sessions with his private and corporate clientele.
Dr. Lennox is the author of Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Dreams and Llewellyn’s Complete Dictionary of Dreams all which help people understand their dreams by helping them to navigate the symbolism and universal meanings in a dream.
Who hasn’t wondered the meaning of a dream? We talk with Dr. Lennox about how to interpret your own dreams as well as the universal meanings behind some of the most common dreams (including snakes and bathroom dreams!)
Also in this episode, Dr. Lennox takes questions submitted by our very own TDB tribe!
Join us for a fun and fascinating conversation!
Today Deb and Carol are joined by Karen Hutton, renowned international landscape and travel photographer, speaker, voice-over artist, teacher, athlete and story-teller.
Karen looks at her photography, art and life through the lens of "awe." She teaches her students to work in this state as well as it transports you to a divine part of yourself.
We chat about so many topics in this conversation: living in awe, cross-training in life, Karen’s near-death experience and why artistic voice matters. Karen’s stories and sense of humor are entertaining and inspiring. Join us!.
Resources Referenced by Karen
Awe Research: Dacher Keltner, Paul Piff, Michelle "Lani" Shiota
Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness - Quing Li
The Tree - John Fowles
"Your Job is To Make Art" - Seth Godin
In this episode, Deb and Carol had the pleasure of talking with Debbie Jodoin, owner of Oils of Eden Wellness Techniques where she uses essential oils to address a myriad of health issues.
Debbie explains that each oil has a different frequency and different oils can be used to detoxify different parts of the body. In her practice, Debbie creates a stress-free atmosphere where clients can learn about the effectiveness of therapeutic grade essential oils and how they can be effective through this specific detoxification bodywork.
When Debbie was in her 20s, she was diagnosed with a debilitating chronic digestive illness. At the time she was a young wife and mother, so when traditional healing methods didn’t help, she went on a quest to find answers for herself. It was then that she happened upon the book Patient Heal Thyself by Jordan Rubin and it changed the trajectory of her life. She learned something that already resonated deep inside her: The physical body and the spirit are parts of the same whole.
Join us as we talk with Debbie about the healing properties of essential oils and their many uses!
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On this episode Carol and Deb speak with Ruby Lee, founder of Own Your Hustle, a business she started to help side hustlers and early stage entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.
Ruby’s energy is infectious. She truly walks the walk and her success story is mind-blowing! About 16 months ago she went full in with her business and now she’s living the nomadic lifestyle she dreamed of, traveling all over the world with her family.
Ruby is also highly spiritual and Carol and Deb talk to Ruby about how she has weaved spirituality into her career and the affect that’s had on her life AND her bottom line. Her ability to manifest her desires in incredible ways has made her a sought-after speaker and coach and her Own Your Hustle podcast is consistently at the top of the business charts.
Join us for this fun and truly enlightening episode
Deb and Carol are joined by Georgina Playsted, author of the book Animal Wisdom, which Georgina not only wrote, but illustrated as well! Georgina grew up in Australia in Ballarat Victoria and describes her home town as “heaven on earth.” It was here that her love of animals and nature started. After the death of her mother in 2017 her passion for the natural world kicked into high gear and ignited the spark to create art.
Georgina is also a passionate student of Universal Law and she shares how these teachings have affected her life. In addition, Georgina talks about why she puts her health above all else and how eating for your blood type can positively impact your health. Georgina and her brother, Ash Playsted, are on a mission to helps thousands through their new coaching program! Join us for a delightful conversation about our furry friends, puns, Divine Breadcrumbs, and more!
Carol and Deb had the pleasure of sitting down with Jordan Gross, author of Getting Comfy, Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness as well as the founder of Cloud Nine Living, a way of life that embraces living your life from a place of meaning and purpose. Jordan is also a leadership coach and Tedx speaker. He’s accomplished all of this (and more!) before the age of 30, smashing the negative Millennial stereotypes.
Currently Jordan is working on his new book, The Journey to Cloud Nine, a fictional book that incorporates the real stories that people have shared with him.
Join Carol and Deb as they talk to Jordan about why this book will be so impactful as well as the importance of putting good into the world and helping people to live their best lives. Learn how you can start your own Cloud Nine Life!
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In this episode, Deb and Carol are joined by the delightful Sue Gilbert, a talented mixed-media artist who started her craft late in life and is mainly self-taught. Sue’s pieces are whimsical, happy, full of color and exude positive vibes.
Sue’s art is sought-after. She was one of four featured artists in Art Saves Live, a film by Sharon Sanborn. Her work was exhibited at the film’s premiere during the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square in 2015. But what sets Sue apart and makes her story truly unique is that she’s heading in to her 70’s and she has an invisible muse named Susan Bird! Sue gains daily inspiration from Susan Bird and has created several pieces at the prodding of her muse.
Sue Gilbert believes it’s never to late to bring your gifts to the table—and then get them out into the world! Thank goodness for that, because her artwork is truly beautiful and each piece has its own personality.
Please join us for a show about creativity, inspiration from seen and unseen, and giving birth to something truly amazing.
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Today our guest is Robbi Packard, founder and owner of the metaphysical shop, The Robin’s Nest, where, as Robbi says, magic meets community. Robbi used to work in corporate, but life had other plans!
The Robin’s Nest is not just another shop; it’s truly a place where you can hang out, talk with like-minded people, read, take classes all while breathing in the aroma of herbs, candles and essential oils. Robbi has created a very special space, but it didn’t happen overnight. Robbi was able to marry her business skills with her interest in the metaphysical and create a place that is truly magical!
As the Robin’s Nest celebrates its 10th anniversary, Robbie shares some of the trials, tribulations (and Divine Breadcrumbs!) she faced along her journey, which ultimately led to success and fulfillment. The Robin’s Nest community embraces everyone and is a microcosm of the world we light-workers would like to see.
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Jessa Lewis is a social media maven, founder of This Jessa Lewis, helping people grow their business in an organic and soul-aligned way. She’s cool, she’s a business Jedi and she unapologetically embraces the “woo,” sharing with us how her spiritual journey has helped in her business. Jessa also possesses a unique combination of creativity and technical savvy which now serves to help, what she calls, “heart-centered entrepreneurs.”
If you’re trying to grow your business and need help with navigating the social media platforms, this is the show for you. Jessa talks about how to make the process fun and effective for your business. She leads by example and has successfully gone full in with her side hustle, recently able to leave her 9 to 5.
Join us for this fun and informative conversation where we talk social media, confidence, crystals, astrology, family, Veronica Mars and more!
In this episode, Carol and Deb welcome Megan Jo Wilson. Megan Jo is a singer, an author, and a life coach. In her most recent venture, Rock Star Camp, Megan Jo helps women find their voice and step into their power. It is a life-changing program attracting women from all over the globe. Through this unique program, women are learning how to crush their self doubt. Megan Jo recently started a Rock Star Camp for men as well.
Join Carol and Deb as they talk with Megan Jo about her beginnings as a cook and farmer by day and musician at night; until one day her brother introduced her to life coaching. Megan Jo had what she refers to as a “spiritual download,” where she knew coaching was her life path. Rock Star Camp was born out of this desire to help people reclaim their power.
In this episode, Deb & Carol talk with the fabulous & hilarious Shua Potter. Shua is an actor, singer, speaker, a blogger, a drag queen, a Liza Minnelli impersonator, and even a wedding officiant!
But first and foremost, Shua is a kind and compassionate human being, spreading his inspirational messages through humor and grace via his You Tube channel “Before Werk,” and his blog.
Shua recently lost his long-time partner, Landon, to a tragic accident. Shua shares how Landon impacted his his life and how it’s important to “lean into your grief” and embrace your creativity after a loss.
Shua believes his calling is to help reduce people’s suffering through his creativity and humor and after spending some time with him, Deb & Carol can attest to the fact that Shua’s vibe instantly brightens your day.
Join Shua, Deb, Carol, and possibly Liza Minnelli (?!!) for a thoughtful and often hilarious discussion.Connect with Shua
Thirteen years ago, Wendy lost all 9 of her pets in a house fire. During this interview, Wendy explains how she was able to transmute her overwhelming grief into founding the West Place Animal Sanctuary. West Place, located in Tiverton, RI, rescues animals from abuse, cruelty and neglect situations and gives them a second chance at life.
It takes a village to keep West Place going and Wendy explains the symbiotic and healing relationship between the animals and the many volunteers who keep the sanctuary running on a daily basis. It’s truly heart-warming.
Wendy explains that we all have an “impact footprint” and there are so many ways that, as humans, we can help the world be a better place.
A few weeks prior to this interview, Carol and Deb had the honor of visiting the sanctuary to meet with Wendy and some of the incredible animals who call West Place their home. It was a life-changing experience and Wendy is truly an exceptional human being.
If you are interested in supporting the West Place Animal Sanctuary, either monetarily or in a volunteer capacity, there are numerous ways to help. Below are the links.
Roxana Herzog joins Deb and Carol to talk about some of the big questions in life--why are we here? What’s our purpose? Roxana immigrated from Romania to the US at the age of 15. Her life took some truly fascinating twists and turns--including one involving the movie “Dirty Dancing!”
Roxana is an energy healer who practices more than 10 different healing modalities, one of which is the Energy Codes, founded by Dr. Sue Morter. Roxana is a Master Trainer in the Energy Codes and not only explains what they are but also shares some of her incredible experiences.
Deb and Carol had a chance to talk with Roxana about some of their favorite subjects--energy healing, connecting with your Higher Self, and…uh…the benefits of “staying regular.”
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Deb and Carol had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer Spor, a Transformational and Law of Attraction coach who also happens to be an intuitive and clairvoyant. Imagine having a coaching session where you also get messages from the Divine! Jennifer’s unique coaching style is fascinating and is making a positive impact on so many lives.
In this episode, Jennifer discusses how everything is energy, the power of the Law of Attraction, and how you can use this knowledge in your own life (and in practical ways!). How do we get abundance flowing? Money is energy and Jennifer provides some easy steps to create new patterns and create positive shifts in this area.
Deb and Carol also had a chance to talk with Jennifer about a favorite topic—life purpose. Jennifer provides some tips on getting clear and assuring us that we can have the life we want!
Join us for a fun and informative episode!
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In this fascinating and fun episode, Deb and Carol have the honor of speaking with Crystal Heinemann, founder of Crystal Sunshine Psychic Services and the founder of the Ascending Woman on-line community. Crystal is also co-host of the Metaphysical Q&A Podcast with Dr. Lauren Cielo. Crystal’s joy and passion for life is infectious!
Crystal was raised in a small community in Southern California. Born to young, spiritually open-minded parents, Crystal was raised vegetarian and was taught about reincarnation, especially in relation to animals.
When Crystal’s Mom remarried a man from the South, Crystal was enrolled in Catholic School. During these years, Crystal’s old belief system was put on the back burner. When Crystal graduated high school, she had no direction, but she knew she had to get out of her small town.
At the age of 18 she wrote letters to all the airlines asking for employment and within three weeks was hired. Talk about gumption! During her career in aviation she met a man who later became her husband. This horrible relationship caused a shift in Crystal, bringing her back to her Soul’s calling.
In this episode, Crystal shares her unique journey to becoming a clairvoyant psychic, the incredible connection with her dog, Luna, AND she even gifts Deb and Carol with readings! Enjoy!
In this episode, Deb and Carol talk to Michelle Wax, author, entrepreneur and documentary filmmaker. Michelle has had an entrepreneurial spirit since childhood, starting with a lemonade and cookie stand she ran with her brothers.
Years later cookies would play a larger role in Michelle’s life when she founded Kitchen Millie, which became the premier cookie catering company in the Boston area.
But Michelle didn’t stop there. She is now on a new mission—filming a documentary! Michelle is traveling across America, talking to people in all areas of the country about happiness.
Join Deb and Carol as they talk with Michelle about this exciting adventure to showcase happiness across the United States. There is more good out there than we think!
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In this episode, Deb and Carol talk with Amy Perkins, founder of Keys to Courage, a platform where Amy helps people live their dream life through her blogs, workshops and her amazing community. Amy is a sought-after speaker and all-around champion of women everywhere.
Amy had it all—a career in education, a wonderful family and a life she loved. But when her best friend passed away from Cancer two years ago, Amy’s whole world was turned upside-down. She made a vow to her best friend that she was going to live an amazing life and not waste a moment. Amy began to push herself out of her comfort zone, which as she says “is where the magic is.” The things Amy has experienced in these last two years are inspiring and there’s no sign of her slowing down!
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In this episode, Carol and Deb go deep with Tracey Maxfield, author of the book, Escaping the Rabbit Hole, a compilation of Tracey’s journal entries and blogs during the darkest depression of her life.
In this interview, Tracey goes into detail about “DBS” (Death By Suicide), a voice who whispered into her ear to commit suicide. Find out how Tracey not only was able to crawl out of the “rabbit hole”, but also uses her experience to help thousands around the world.
Tracey is a nurse, an author and a champion for anyone suffering mental illness or bullying.
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Have you ever made a promise to yourself and didn’t keep it? How did it feel?
For the first time since their debut podcast, Deb and Carol fly without a guest and get real about integrity and the challenge of keeping promises to ourselves.Join Carol and Deb for this fun conversation about their own experiences and tips that have helped them in this area of their lives. Enjoy!
What lies beyond the Earthly plane? Are there Angels and Guides who help us on our Earthly journey? In this episode, Deb and Carol have a fun and fascinating conversation with Dr. Lauren Cielo about these topics and more.
Dr. Cielo is a Clairvoyant, a Teacher, an Author, co-host of the podcast Metaphysical Q&A and founder of Golden Rose Psychic Services. Formally an Engineer in Corporate America, Dr. Cielo discusses the serendipitous moment that caused him to take the leap into the world of Metaphysics and ultimately find his passion.
If you love music, this show is for you!
Colleen Murphy is the founder and host of Classic Album Sundays, a live show where the audience is treated to a communal listening experience, enjoying an album (on vinyl!) with no distractions and telling the album’s story. Colleen also hosts “Cosmodelica,” a radio show which airs on the global radio station, Worldwide FM.
Carol and Deb talk with Colleen about the synchronicities that took her from hosting a radio show in high school, to being David Mancuso’s mentee, to creating a life where her love of music takes center stage.
It might be the only show where Donny & Marie and Pink Floyd are mentioned in the same interview!
Our guest is Jen Deraspe, the Founder and Owner of The Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center located in the heart of Western Maine's Lakes and Mountains region. The Center is a solar-powered, off the grid retreat haven where you can create your own personal experience for healing and rejuvenation. We talk with Jen about her vision for creating the center and the many options available for guests: classes nature tours, coaching services and more! Jen shares the truths she's found along the way and a bit about her amazing 12-day solo canoe trip down the Androscoggin river!
Read more about Jen and The Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center: http://www.ntnretreats.com/
Join Carol and Deb as they talk with Missy Cohen, an award-winning music and sound editor in both film and television. Missy shares a behind-the-scenes look at the editing process and reveals the biggest serendipity of her life. You won’t believe how she got her big break!
Carol and Deb chat with Deb Uscilka, award winning photographer and the graphic designer behind The Divine Breadcrumb logo. Deb shares her stories of shattering limiting beliefs from her younger years to create the life she has now. Join us for this engaging, funny and inspiring episode.
You can contact Deb Uscilka through her website: http://www.debuscilka.com.
Please get in touch if you have any comments or stories of your own to share!
What is it? Who are we? What are we doing? Meet Carol and Deb the co-founders of The Divine Breadcrumb. After a brief introduction, we discuss our vision for The Divine Breadcrumb; plans, goals and where you fit in. Have a listen..