Grant Baldwin: How To Get The Speaking Gigs You Want and Get Paid For Them and How To Share Your Message with the World
Grant Baldwin: How To Get The Speaking Gigs You Want and Get Paid For Them and How To Share Your Message with the World

Welcome to season 2, episode 1 of The Erica Diamond Podcast! We hope you enjoyed your holiday break.

Listen for new episodes every 2nd Monday!

If 2020 is the year you want to make speaking your career, get paid to speak, or just improve your public speaking skills, this episode is for you!

Grant shares with us how to get the gigs we want, and get paid for them too. When I met Grant in Nashville this past fall, he blew me away, and I knew I wanted to share him with you.

Dr. Deborah Gilboa: On Raising Resilient and Independent Kids
Dr. Deborah Gilboa: On Raising Resilient and Independent Kids

Welcome back to the second season of the Erica Diamond Podcast! I recently saw Dr. G speak in Montreal on how to raise resilient children, and I was truly captivated. She’s both exceptionally knowledgeable, and extremely relatable, which you will come to hear throughout our interview.

Hear how we can foster resilience at home AND in the workplace. Know when to rescue our kids, and when to hang them out to dry! Dr. Deborah Gilboa will walk us through it all.

Listen for new episodes every second Monday!

Mitsou on Music, Overnight Fame, Reinvention, and Living Life on Her Own Terms
Mitsou on Music, Overnight Fame, Reinvention, and Living Life on Her Own Terms

Welcome back to the second season of the Erica Diamond Podcast! This is probably one of my favorite interviews to date. Please listen to the entire episode if you can. Mitsou shares so much with us, in the most engaging and candid ways.

Mitsou was catapulted to overnight success as a teenager, and then by 22, called herself a “has-been.” She talks about the music industry, what overnight fame felt like… and then having to reinvent herself. Her struggles with an eating disorder, and aging as a media host. I have no doubt, you will fall in love with Mitsou.

Creating Your Self-Care Regime
Creating Your Self-Care Regime

Living an Empowered Life Filled With Love, Happiness & Success IS Absolutely Possible For You

Today is Day 7 of the Self Love and Self Care Symposium that I took part in as a Wellness Lifestyle Expert, and my session is today! Please set aside 30 minutes to an hour to hear from all new peeps today! 😉 It’s easy to watch and listen from home, your laptop or computer, phone or tablet. You can access all of today’s interviews immediately and they will be available for you to watch for 48 hours for free.

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Creating Your Self-Care Regime

I'll Tell You What ISN'T Cancelled...
I’ll Tell You What ISN’T Cancelled…

Morning walks in nature aren’t cancelled.

In fact, they should become an everyday occurrence for you now.

Spring is coming.

Sending virtual healthy hugs,

A Woman Should Have...
A Woman Should Have…

This poem has been said to have been written by Maya Angelou, but it is written by none other than the brilliant Pamela Redmond, New York Times-bestselling author of more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including the show that I am binge watching right now, Younger. It’s an honor to have her personally share her poem on EricaDiamond.com today in honor of International Women’s Day.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…

On Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
On Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Some bosses are tough, aggressive, direct, and curt. That might be considered acceptable behavior, even if it doesn’t suit you. But harassment and abuse are not acceptable. It can be hard to tell the difference, particularly when you’ve been heating up degree by degree. That’s what I found from my research on Millennials at work.

Over the course of two years, I interviewed over 200 high performing, high potential women and men to explore how young leaders develop. Through story analysis, we found twelve important challenges that almost everyone faces during their first ten years of work. Sadly, working with an office villain is among them.

Off the Fence and Saying Goodbye to Women on the Fence
Off the Fence and Saying Goodbye to Women on the Fence

Sometimes, you just know when it’s time for a change. When it’s time to take a new path, shake up your look, or look at life from a new perspective.

Or, in my case, reinvent your brand for a new decade. (Keep reading for the big reveal!)

For me, that moment came in the Winter of 2019 at the Blissdom conference for women’s lifestyle content creators. I used to attend these conferences regularly, back when they were conferences primarily for mom bloggers and the brands that wanted to work with them. It was the perfect event for me to attend as the creator of the Women on the Fence brand. But over the last few years, I had skipped the annual event.

How to Self-Publish Your Book
How to Self-Publish Your Book

I have a question for you: What are you doing with your manuscript?

You finally finished writing your book.  Congratulations!  Possibly, you spent years writing and rewriting it.  I’m sure it represents a ton of work and an unbelievable amount of time, so you have accomplished something to really be proud of.

Now you have to address the publication issue. One possibility is self-publishing. Writing a book and publishing a book require very different skills, so you’ll have to do some internet research.  Once you start, you’ll be shocked at how much information is available on the web. What you probably won’t realize at first is that the web searches can lead to unintended problems.

There are two areas of concern here. First, some of the self-publishing information is inaccurate or flat out misleading.  Second, the web is filled with scam artists looking to prey on first-time self-publishing authors.

Unplugging For A Digital Detox
Unplugging For A Digital Detox

I was back at my Wednesday morning home. But I will miss my Global TV viewers for the next two weeks! I will see everyone back Wednesday, March 18th. I am practicing what I preached this morning at 8:20am.

Kids going on spring break in March?

This morning I shared how to unplug and be a more present parent throughout Spring Break. We aren’t just seeing kids glued to their screens, parents are as well. To ensure the time we have with our kids this spring break is quality time, how can parents unplug?

5 'Must-Have' Mom Apps and 'Must Listen To' Mom Podcasts to Entertain and Inspire in 2020!
5 ‘Must-Have’ Mom Apps and ‘Must Listen To’ Mom Podcasts to Entertain and Inspire in 2020!

Yesterday morning on Global News, I shared 5 Great ‘Must-Have’ Mom Apps and ‘Must Listen To’ Mom Podcasts to Entertain and Inspire in 2020! We tell moms to put away their phones, but yesterday we offered ways to use it for enjoyment, pleasure and productivity.

Please feel free to let us know what podcasts you’re enjoying and what apps you’re using.

Also, stay tuned for a little announcement…

Boosting Your Children's Self-Esteem and Body Image
Boosting Your Children’s Self-Esteem and Body Image

Whether you thought Jlo and Shakira’s halftime Super Bowl performance was empowering or inappropriate, we can all agree we want to raise daughters (and sons) with healthy self-esteem and a positive body image.

This morning on Global TV, I shared just how we can do that.

And as for the halftime performance, I am leaving it up to a few smart ones to express how I felt. Personally, I was mesmerized.

Here are the words of wisdom, in my humble opinion…

Rewire Your Brain to Generate Joy
Rewire Your Brain to Generate Joy

Where is our joy located? It’s an odd question. Especially during these past few weeks. Perhaps you think joy is in your heart, or maybe you experience joy as a state of mind.

It turns out, according to scientists, joy originates in the limbic system of the brain—the part of the brain that controls emotion, behavior, and long-term memory. Unlike happiness, which is a cognitive experience based in the brain’s neocortex, joy is an emotion we feel without conscious thought. We feel joy without thinking about it, and we can train our brains to feel it often.

Join Erica Diamond and 35 Other Experts at the Self-Care Virtual Symposium
Join Erica Diamond and 35 Other Experts at the Self-Care Virtual Symposium

Living an Empowered Life Filled With Love, Happiness & Success IS Absolutely Possible For You

You probably don’t hear this often enough and I want you to really take this in…

You are SO LOVED!

More than you know…

Life loves you and wants you to succeed!

You are a magnificent human being with unique talents and gifts that are truly valued.

But that’s not why you are loved.

Love is your birthright … you are loved, just because you exist.

Zen Flow Yoga Class Online (30-Minute)
Zen Flow Yoga Class Online (30-Minute)

If you missed today’s Instagram live yoga class, here is the 30-minute Zen Flow Yoga Class Online. All levels welcome. Grab your partner, your kids, and join along in moving your body to breath. You will need a yoga mat (or beach towel).

The playlist that accompanies this class: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7sFvGXAcpmeerlj2J14hhr?si=J4wGxYftTF25rtn08xCOrw

Happy practicing this weekend. Harvard medical school is recommending yoga to deal with COVID-19 anxiety. Stay well. Self-care is pertinent.

In All the Illusions of Social Media Perfection, Here I Am
In All the Illusions of Social Media Perfection, Here I Am

#TruthTuesday in effect.

Guys, this is me. I wrestled sharing this, but I am all about authenticity – I think you know that by now.

So, let’s get to it, shall we? I always share with a purpose and for a reason. ??
Last fall, I kissed my son goodnight and we leaned into each other and my nose was smacked hard. I had a nasal trauma, and what was already a pretty ugly nose, got even uglier??

I have wrestled with the idea of shaving the bump on my nose since my early twenties. So, after this incident, I went to a plastic surgeon and asked what could be done for the gonzo honker.

And OMG.

A few things:

How To Embrace Aging and Make Peace With It
How To Embrace Aging and Make Peace With It

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
— Mark Twain

If there’s one thing that no one in this world is exempt from, no matter how rich, how poor, how thin, how heavy, how nice, how evil, how generous, how WHATEVER… it’s AGING. Yes, we are all aging. And we are all fighting it at the exact same rate as the next person. Some will age better, some will age worse, but it’s a process we all must face whether we like it or not.

It’s a topic of conversation with women I meet and coach a lot lately.  Who is having work, who isn’t, how to age happily. And yesterday on Global TV, I discussed it. If you have or haven’t received a little help or needles from Dr. 90210, you still can try any or all of these 4 tips to make peace and help with the aging process.

Aging
Aging

I was teaching an exercise class a few years ago and a rumor popped up that a man coming to my class and I were having an affair. We weren’t. We barely said, “Good morning.” But he was losing weight and feeling better about himself and feeling more confident, and the gossip started.

I was 43 years old at the time.

Because of the rumors, I presume, he started going to another instructor’s class.

She was in her early 30’s.

I heard, “So now he’s going to a YOUNGER instructor! That’s even worse!”

6 Types of Toxic Friends and What To Do About It
6 Types of Toxic Friends and What To Do About It

There are tall ships
There are small ships
But the best ships
Are friendships…

Unless of course, when they’re not.

Yes, this post is about the dark side of friendship, better known as toxic friends, the Global TV segment I did this morning.

Could a Sleep Divorce Help Your Marriage?
Could a Sleep Divorce Help Your Marriage?

A sleep divorce! It’s all the rage!

JUST KIDDING!

But with headlines like these: Getting a Sleep Divorce Is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Done for My Marriage—and My Health and A sleep divorce could save your marriage, I wanted to discuss it on Global TV this week.

So, let’s discuss the ins and outs. And what is a sleep divorce anyhow?

How Technology is Spoiling Your Relationship
How Technology is Spoiling Your Relationship

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! A different kind of post today… maybe one that might be a wakeup call.

I was once in a relationship with a wonderful guy who treated me like an absolute princess. In return, I treated him like he was second to my cell phone.

Charming, right?

Seeing those words on the screen, I doubly realize how incredibly pathetic that sounds. After all, if you have a great guy spoiling you, who wants to spend all of his time with you, why do you still need the lure of a cell phone to keep you entertained?

For some reason, I did.

Summer Is Here NOW
Summer Is Here NOW

Hello, beautiful ladies!

I’ve been back in action this week.

The summer has been a lovely mix of work and play. I usually take two consecutive weeks off, but this year I split my weeks up.

Early July, I went to California with Hilly, and two exhausted and overwhelmed parents began to relax. We just enjoyed the outdoors– hiking, biking, yoga, and just being together. It was just what the doctor ordered for us.

It Feels Like Summer!
It Feels Like Summer!

Quoting one of my favorite songs right now by Childish Gambino, “It Feels Like Summer.”

Finally!

And although my favorite season for fashion is fall (gotta be honest), my favorite season for feeling ALIVE is summer! So let’s get excited! Let’s take off the sweaters and the jackets, and let’s embrace the heat. It’s Summer #FashionFriday, baby! Bring on the weekend vibes!

You know by now I am the Brand Ambassador of Lisette L Montreal. 😉 Why? Because their technology is everything to me, “We’ve simply created a line that fits women of all ages and all lifestyles.” Lisette L flatter women of every body type, shape and size. They are designed with a tummy control mesh on the inside and come in a variety of colors and patterns.

A Mother's Day Giveaway!
A Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Happy Mother’s Day!

And seeing that this is a woman’s lifestyle blog, I wanted to give away something fun for both YOU and YOUR MOM! Cuz, who can’t use a little spring floral to brighten up their wardrobe right now?!

Before I tell you how to enter to win, I thought I would inspire you first with some of my favorite looks right now!

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