Erika Kawalek: Exploring Women's Pleasure
Erika Kawalek: Exploring Women’s Pleasure

Welcome back to the second season of the Erica Diamond Podcast! WARNING: if you’re prudish, you might want to sit this episode out. However, if you’re not, and if you come to realize that women’s pleasure and sexuality are a part of everyday life, I think it’s definitely worth tuning in.

I grew up with Erika Kawalek and was pretty blown away by her career path since we lost touch after high school.

If you’re a follower of my work, you know that I don’t shy away from hard topics. I actually welcome them! And because this topic has become so mainstream – thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix Show The GOOP LAB, and specifically “THAT episode,” that’s why this conversation is taking place. Betty Dodson and her famous Bodysex circles exist to decrease shame around our bodies and heal ourselves from previous trauma, allowing women to experience pleasure in and out of the bedroom.

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.

Self-Care Calendar for May
Self-Care Calendar for May

Happy Tuesday. I received tons of messages thanking me for…

Two Questions To Ask Yourself Under Quarantine
Two Questions To Ask Yourself Under Quarantine

Today’s post is for those who are able to use a little bit of time to strategize for the future. If you are functioning daily on survival mode (as most of the population is), you can absolutely sit this one out. No pressure. ?
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I am thankful that my coaching practice is busy these COVID-19 days with people who need wellness strategies and who want to plan for the future after the fog is lifted. ?
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These are the first two questions I ask every new client. It gives me an idea of where you want to be, and what is standing in the way of you getting there. ?
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Spring Break Insights
Spring Break Insights

On my 8-day spring break holiday, I have spent so much of it listening to podcasts. It’s funny, when I feel inspired, I listen to podcasts. When I feel uninspired, I listen to MORE podcasts. My favorite is listening to business shows. That might sound weird to you, but I have after all, started 3 businesses and sold one.

This morning on my meditative walk by the ocean, I wanted to share with you a few insights as to my learnings this week in podcast life:

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.

Navigating the New Normal of COVID-19
Navigating the New Normal of COVID-19

Good morning.

I have been grateful to Global TV who has let me carry on each week with my parenting and lifestyle segments from home – keeping me safe over here, but still working.

Each week, we have been tackling a new COVID-19 topic as it pertains to how we are living that week. And that living, has become a NEW NORMAL.

Many of you have asked for my thoughts on COVID-19, and what we can do to boost our spirits and our wellness, and those of our kids’, during these times.

Therefore, I decided to create one post today, cumulative of the past six weeks, with all my Global TV segments and all my online yoga classes, so that NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL is in one place for you.

Self-Care Monthly Calendar
Self-Care Monthly Calendar

Hello, June. When I shared my self-care regime infograhic and then my partial…

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!”

Making New Friends After 50
Making New Friends After 50

I just finished reading the book Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane.  I discovered it quite fortuitously; I think I was googling ‘loneliness’ as a theme in novels and it popped up.

At first, I was put off thinking it might be a book about visiting someone sick at a hospital… but when I read the synopsis, I was immediately intrigued.  The premise about an unmarried 40-year old woman who mostly keeps to herself and lives in her childhood home with her aging father, who suddenly decides to explore the meaning of “friends” and embarks on a friendship journey – got me to immediately click purchase!

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?

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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