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THE CITY CONFESSIONS

Summary: In The City Confessions, host and Native New Yorker Mariann Yip leads an ongoing, causal and raw discussion with real people living in the city to share and laugh about their highs and most importantly their lows. She invites guests to open up about what they’re really going through on a daily basis, what the city has taught them, and ultimately gives them a platform to talk about what’s on their mind and what keeps them up at night. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

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 Ep 150: Solo Episode - Mariann Yip- Opening Up About Personal Struggles- Advice on Getting Through Rough Times in Life - Seeing Life as a Movie Script - Finding Light in the Darkest Times | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1054

This episode is the 150th episode and the last episode of Season 7 of The City Confessions! This is a solo episode featuring me, your host Mariann Yip. I open up about what I'm currently going through by offering insight and advice on how to weather out the storms. I also reveal my technique of seeing life as a movie script as a healing tool to  restore power back into your life.  I advocate for mental health and explain why I'll be taking time for myself to take care of her mental well being and emotional health. Please share this with a friend who might be going through a rough patch and please use this episode as a reminder that it's okay to rest and to put yourself first. Thank you for all your support and I'll see you on other side when Season 8 premieres later this year. Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 149: Marilyn Hucek- Emerging American Pop Singer- Songwriter Based in NYC/ DC- Moment She Decided to Follow Her Dreams- Auditioning for The Voice- Being Her Own Fan and Cheerleader | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1448

This week's guest is emerging American Pop Singer/ Songwriter based in NYC and DC, Marilyn Hucek. In this episode, we talk about her pursuing her dream as a music artist and her rebirth and rediscovery for her passion. The topics we cover include: – Marilyn Hucek's internal struggle of wanting to be a singer but not thinking it was possible – Auditioning for the Voice without anybody knowing (why she kept it a secret and what she learned from it) – The moment she decided to follow her dreams (how covid pushed her to be an artist, struggling with personal family matters, overcoming fears and insecurities) – Asking for help and tapping into her network – Being Her own fan and cheerleader – Behind the scenes: creative process, releasing a song, booking concerts – Confession about funding and believing in herself If you are available on June 27, definitely check out Marilyn Huckek's show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets can be found here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00005CA2059F5596 ABOUT MARILYN HUCKEK: Marilyn Hucek, is an American-Chilean pop singer-songwriter. Born in Washington D.C., Marilyn currently resides in New York City. After dreaming of being a pop star since before she can remember, Marilyn auditioned for The Voice with hopes of finally starting her career. After not securing a spot on the TV show, Marilyn had all but lost hope in a career as an artist. During the stay-at-home order of 2020 her father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, contracted coronavirus while at a retirement home. In order to cope with her inability to visit him, Marilyn returned to songwriting, which she had used to express her emotions since she was young, and gave life to a special song she dedicated to her father and soon became her debut single. Since then, Marilyn has released several singles and an EP which collectively received hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify. Marilyn is currently working on new music. Music, Concert Ticket, Socials: https://listen.marilynhucek.com/profile --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 148: Debora- NYC Content Creator, Youtuber and Photographer - Maintaining her Identity with Social Media -Pros and Cons of being an Empath- Power of Goal Setting- Her Relationship with NYC | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1759

In this episode, I am joined by my good friend Debora also known as Deb, who is a NYC content creator, Youtuber and photographer. We sit down to talk about her journey and story with social media.  Other topics include:  - What her relationship with NYC is: identity with being an American Haitian (what that means to her and what that means from the world) - Her journey and story with social media: how she got started (teaching herself everything she needed to know with content creation including video editing, photography, etc) - How she structures her days: what her morning routine looks like, why she sets goals and what her personal goals are at the moment - Being an Empath: how she balances that out with taking care of herself - Confession regarding NYC and her love for it Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. You can find and connect with Deb bellow: https://www.instagram.com/msnerdychica/ https://youtube.com/msnerdychica https://amzn.to/3lhhSaK --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 147: Phillip Lim- Asian Fashion Designer- What is House of Slay and How He Got Involved - Partnership with Diageo - Opening up about Stage Fright Being a Public Figure | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 868

I am so thrilled and honored to have American fashion designer, Phillip Lim on this week's episode of The City Confessions to talk all about House of Slay, partnership with Diageo and his commitment to amplify Asian voices.  The structure of this episode is as follows: - How Phillip Lim got started in the fashion industry: breaking the expectation of being a lawyer and doctor growing up in an asian family and following his dreams as a designer and creative  - House of Slay: what it is and how it got started (social platform to amplify Asian voices and create a safe and fun community) - Partnership with Diageo: how that came to be and why the partnership makes sense for both companies  - What his Superpower is in House of Slay Comic: protecting family, friends and community - Opening up about stage fright as his confession even though he is a public figure and fashion designer Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. About House of Slay and Diageo partnership: In Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, DIAGEO Partners with Asian Creative Collective, House of Slay to Bring a Sensorial Day/Night Market Experience to NYC From coast to coast, DIAGEO honors the rich Asian diaspora with pop-up night markets in NYC and LA, striving to shape a more inclusive and sustainable world for all. Diageo and its brands Johnnie Walker, Tequila Don Julio, Tanqueray and Smirnoff Pink Lemonade are honoring AAPI Heritage Month by partnering with House of Slay: designers Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, designer and creative director Laura Kim, socialite Tina Leung and Ezra J. William; collectively known as the “Slaysians.” The AAPI-founded, fashion-forward collective is united by a single mission: stop anti-Asian discrimination while creating safe, inclusive spaces for underrepresented people from all walks of life. https://thehouseofslay.com/ https://www.instagram.com/houseofslay/ https://www.instagram.com/therealphilliplim/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 146: Alison Hall - Reporter and Anchor in NYC - Challenges and Highlights of Being a Journalist- Clarifying Misconceptions as a Reporter - Covering the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1816

This week's guest is Alison Hall, a reporter for Inside Edition and Anchor at Law & Crime. In this episode, we dive into what it's really like being a journalist and reporter in NYC, covering breaking news and navigating the media industry.  Alison and I also discuss:  - How she got into journalism and why she moved to NYC   - What it’s really like being a reporter and anchor in NYC (including highlights and challenges) - How she carved out a niche for herself at Inside Edition   - Understanding the theory of journalism and the core values of the industry   - Misconceptions of journalists and the challenges of being a reporter   - Overview of her schedule and mastering the skills of being camera ready in 10 minutes   - How she viewed success before moving to NYC and what success means to her today - Being grateful and celebrating the present - Confession involving being alone in the rain in Central Park    Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. ----------------------------------- ABOUT ALISON HALL: Alison is the host of Between Headlines and is a multimedia journalist based in New York City, currently serving as a Correspondent & Producer at America’s longest-running national news magazine, Inside Edition. Alison launched the podcast, Between Headlines in Fall 2020, interviewing newsmakers and the people behind today’s biggest news stories. Alison’s first independent documentary-short ‘Ken’s Story’ was published online by Canada’s largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail in 2017 to much critical acclaim.  With Inside Edition, Alison has traveled across the United States, telling the stories that people talk about and share. She has covered the biggest stories of the last decade, from the Black Lives Matter protests of 2014 and 2020, to how America is adjusting to the new reality of Covid-19 to serving as a court reporter for the landmark #MeToo cases of both the Weinstein and Cosby trials. Alison is equally versed in legalese as entertainment jargon, having covered award shows, red carpets and the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in England in 2018. Alison frequently appears on the Inside Edition YouTube channel which is the #1 news and politics channel with 10 million subscribers.  Alison has put her passion to work in both the United States and Canada in online, television and documentary mediums, always striving to understand the people behind the headlines. Alison is the co-founder of a charity event, The Challenge for Life, that has raised over $8 million dollars for cancer research in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Alison was once named Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 and carried the Olympic torch over the Esplanade Riel Bridge helping to kick off the 2010 Winter Olympics. She lives in New York City with her fiance and bernese mountain dog. https://www.instagram.com/alisonhallreporting/ www.betweenheadlines.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 145: Berto Calkins- Vegan Social Media Content Creator from NYC- Why and How He decided to Adopt a Vegan Lifestyle - His Love for Traveling and Fear of Flying- Being a Private Person on Social Medi | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2177

Today's guest is Berto Calkins, a Vegan Social Media Content Creator from NYC. Like myself, Berto grew up in the Lower East Side and now resides in Brooklyn, so we have a shared common foundation. In this episode, Berto and I talk about the following topics: - How he started his vegan journey: why he decided to become vegan and what that transition was like - Why having support is important when you’re making a lifestyle change -What Berto’s friend group and circle is like and how they dine together - How he cultivated a detachment mindset in life which has helped him on his lifestyle change - Showcasing travels on his social media and bringing his audience on his vegan food adventures: how he is impacting the people around him - Opening up about what traveling has done for him - Why he keeps a lot of his private things in life to himself - A city confession that a lot of people don't know but is valid! Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. --------------------------------- ABOUT BERTO: Based in Brooklyn, Berto is a vegan food, travel and wellness content creator who has been vegan for over 8 years. Sharing his life observations with a dose of positivity and sometimes humor, he provides his followers with different ways to move your body and accessible vegan food options on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Be sure to tune in for his podcast series, The Berto Calkins Podcast, for a peak into his day-to-day life, and thoughts on the ever evolving world of wellness. He is also a former CPT, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certified. https://www.instagram.com/whatsgoodberto/?hl=en https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5DbX_Kt2qVq038KN_U3WA https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-berto-calkins-podcast/id1539170580 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 144: Kira Jones- Founder of Cacti Wellness Collective- Moving to NYC & Love for City - Connection Between Wellness and Productivity - Power of Habits - Productivity Tips- Breaking Cycles/ Routine | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2180

This week's guest is Kira Jones, the Founder of Cacti Wellness Collective, which is a wellness and productivity platform for ambitious women. In this episode we talk all things related to mindset, productivity and wellness. The topics we discuss include: How and Why Kira Jones created Cacti Wellness Collective Finding What Works for You: morning routine, workout, habits Productivity Tips for Beginners and getting clear about your goals Manifestation affirmation: Universe, show me how good it gets Breaking our routines and cycles to level up  How to Reprogram our minds and lifestyles A City Confession from a new New York resident You can all use the code 'CITYCONFESSIONS' for a free month of membership on the Cacti Wellness Collective platform* Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. -------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT KIRA: Kira's wellness journey began in 2015 when she was a marketing undergrad at DePaul University with a full academic schedule, an internship, and two part-time jobs. Working that hard was causing extreme stress and anxiety, so she turned to fitness and meditation as a way to release that pent up energy and calm her mind. In 2019, she set out to combine her business background and passion for wellness & productivity into a blog, Cacti Wellness. Flash forward to 2020, she launched 'Cacti Wellness Collective', an OTT platform for ambitious women who want to take care of business while taking care of themselves. After living in Chicago, Los Angeles, and now- NYC, Kira is passionate about bringing access to innovative, urban wellness trends and practices to the masses across the US and beyond. Website: www.cactiwellnesscollective.com App: www.cactiapp.com Instagram: instagram.com/cactiwellness --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 143: Divya Gugnani - Co-Founder & CEO of Wander Beauty- Difficulties and Realities of Being a Serial Entrepreneur- Using Instagram Community as a tool for the Business and New Product Launches | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1720

This week's guest is Divya Gugnai, the Co-Founder and CEO of Wander Beauty, a serial entrepreneur and a mom of two. As someone who has built several companies and have sold them, we sit down to talk about her journey, what she's learned and where she's at now. Other topics we discuss include: Divya Leaving Corporate Finance World to Being an Entrepreneur: her story and journey Skills and Traits of a Serial Entrepreneur: difficulties and realities of growing and selling businesses  How the idea of Wander Beauty came to be, how she met her Co-Founder Lindsay and the company grew with social media Using Instagram Community as Focus Groups and Taking the consumers along the journey  Truth when it comes to balancing life with being a mom and being an entrepreneur Evolution of Success and Happiness and what how those definitions have changed throughout the years  Her City Confession involving makeup and fire round answers to questions involving NYC Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. About Divya Gugnai: Divya Gugnani, CEO and Co-Founder of Wander Beauty, spent nearly 20 years searching for beauty essentials that could keep up with her on-the-go lifestyle.After earning her B.S. from Cornell University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Divya began her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs before moving on to private equity and venture capital at Investcorp International and FirstMark Capital. A self-proclaimed ‘accidental entrepreneur,’ she later left the finance world after selling her first business, and, bitten by the startup bug, went on to become a serial entrepreneur. After co-founding multiple companies and having children, she found her former beauty rituals tossed to the wayside asshe became more time-starved than ever. Balancing a thriving career and motherhood left Divya applying concealer during her morning subway commute and touching up her lipstick in between meetings in the backseat of a cab. She soon realized that her beauty products and routine weren’t made for beauty in motion: There were too many products, an arsenal of “must-have” tools, and products were housed in packaging that was too heavy, bulky, and fragile to take beyond her vanity. She needed products that saved time in her day, space in her beauty bag and that never sacrificed on performance.  Thus, Wander Beauty was born. Launched in 2015 with Wander Beauty creates effortless essentials you reach for every day, wherever you wander. Each essential is co-created with our community and enriched with clean, globally sourced ingredients that work with your skin, not against it. With over 30 prestigious beauty awards, Wander Beauty has a loyal following of celebrities, top journalists, and notable beauty and style influencers. https://www.wanderbeauty.com/ https://www.instagram.com/wander_beauty/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 142: Dr. Lauren Becker - General and Cosmetic Dentist based in NYC - Changing Stigma on Dentistry - Realities of Being a Dentist - Creating a Comfortable Ambiance and Culture - Dental Tips | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1818

Today we are joined by Dr. Lauren Becker, a general and cosmetic dentist based in NYC. Topics that we discuss include the following: • How Dr. Lauren Becker got into dentistry and the moment she decided she wanted to be a dentist • Transition of working for someone else to working by herself, including challenges and highlights of opening her own practice • Realities of working a as a dentist: day to day activities working on patients and behind the scenes of her work • Creating a comfortable ambiance in her office: why she loves her team and her business • Dental and hygiene tips • How her definition of success has evolved over the years • Her city confession involving the love for the theater Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. About Dr. Lauren Becker Dr. Lauren Becker is a general and cosmetic dentist with a wide range of skills and experience in the field of dentistry. Dr. Lauren Becker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Binghamton University. Immediately following her undergraduate education, Dr. Lauren Becker was accepted to New York University College of Dentistry where she received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Lauren Becker has completed a postgraduate residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Lauren Becker returned to her alma mater New York University College of Dentistry to advance her training in implantology, where she completed a 2 year fellowship in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Dr. Lauren Becker lives on the upper east side of Manhattan where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, two daughters, Marlowe and Chandler, and their dog, Herschel. She enjoys traveling, Broadway shows, all things Bravo and Bachelor, and is a Friend of The Pod. http://literallythebestdentistever.com/ https://www.instagram.com/drlaurenbecker/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 141: Emily Roberts- Cofounder of Monday Network- American Living in London - Struggles of Transitioning Lifestyles - Power of Self Development, Networking and Patience - Embracing Life Changes | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2044

Today's guest is Em Roberts, a content creator, podcaster, and co-founder of Monday Network.  She is an American now living in London, and we chat about her current life and the below topics: - Why she moved to London and what that transition was like - Realities of moving to a new city and finding her footing through networking and patience - What inspired her to start her podcast, The Big Move and why she co-founded Monday Network - Why Em values self development and mental health (in her personal and professional life) - Similarities and Differences in New York and London lifestyles - Challenges and Highlights of her blogging/podcasting career - Defining Happiness and Joy  - Confession regarding her first NYC apartment involving bed bugs and mice and what NYC has taught her  Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. About Emily Roberts: Em is a content creator, podcaster, and co-founder of Monday Network.  An American now living in London, she created her style blog, The Lipstick Fever in NYC in 2015 alongside working full-time in adtech.  She's been recognized by The Huffington Post as a top micro-influencer in 2018, as well as The Evening Standard, Elle, and Sheerluxe, and continues to grow her audience and platforms in the UK / EU through content creation and partnerships with her favorite brands (Elemis, French Connection, NARS, and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few).  She built her podcast 'The Big Move' in 2019, inspired by global boss ladies who are making #moves both professionally and geographically.  With guests like Marianna Hewitt, E! Host Zanna Rassi Roberts, and authors like Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Sarah Knight, she is sharing some of the top female founders and entrepreneurs success stories and their 'big moves' to in turn inspire audiences to do the same. She is now also the co-founder of a new podcast network called Monday, a female-led collective aiming to bring together podcasters and listeners around themes of self-development. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-big-move/id1459351637 https://www.instagram.com/emroberts.m https://www.instagram.com/monday_network/ https://www.instagram.com/thebigmovepodcast/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 140: Taylor Fellman- Founder of Sh*t You Should Eat - Leaving Her Job to Build Her Own Brand- Love for Food and Art- Confessions Relating to Olives and Chopped Liver - Top NYC Restaurants | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1951

Today's guest is Taylor Fellman, who is the founder of Sh*t You Should Eat. We are recording this episode together in person, and we discus the following topics: - How Taylor founded her brand and came up with the name Sh*t You Should Eat - How we met and the power of energy and intentions - Challenges running and starting her own business - Her unique and funny trip to Burlington involving baby shoes  - Her love for food and confession about olives and chopped liver - Favorite NYC Restaurants - Thoughts on unexpected food combinations and creations and more! About: Taylor Fellman, Founder and CEO of Sh*t You Should Eat Taylor Fellman is originally from Florida and is a nationally-ranked figure skater. She traveled and competed year-round and also danced for The Florida Panthers before heading to college. She studied Hospitality Management and Business and created SYSE in 2022. She's been the biggest foodie practically her whole life and has always enjoyed connecting with people. This is where her passion for creating Sh*t You Should Eat began. SYSE’s mission is to inspire positivity and a hunger for new experiences. https://shityoushouldeat.com/ https://www.instagram.com/shityoushouldeat/ Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 139: Alexis Wolfe- Founder of NYCDateNite - Reality and Struggles of Dating in NYC - Relationships Lessons from Online Dating - Staying Relevant on Social Media - Faking it till You Make it | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1680

Today's guest is Alexis Wolfe, founder of NYCDateNite, a New York based blog that has become the go-to resource for dating in New York City. We sit down and talk about the below topics: How and why she started her blog: love for food and dating in NYC How she met her boyfriend on Hinge, biggest lesson with dating and focusing on if you like them, rather if they like you Building her community and followers on Instagram: how she structures her day and posting schedule and restaurant visits Realities and difficulties of dating in a city like New York and seeing someone for who they are instead of romanticizing the relationship Struggles with stressing about the future and not living in the present Confession Relating to ‘faking it till you make it’ About Alexis: Dating can be a treacherous road, potentially leaving a girl pretty frustrated. On the other hand, dating can also be an amazing time — that is, of course, if you know exactly where to go and what to do. That’s why I launched NYCDateNite. NYCDateNite is an ever-evolving repository of the trendiest places to take your date, while also serving as a guide to enjoying a night out with friends, brunch with family, and everything in between. I’m here to help you navigate the maze that is dating, especially in a city like NYC where the choices seem endless (including the wrong choices). At times, you almost want to give up — at least I did. That’s why this platform was born. I realized that even if I didn’t have control over finding my perfect man, I did have control over where to meet him. So even if the guy wasn’t for me, it would never again be a total loss because, hey, at least the food was good. Assembled here are some of my most trusted recommendations to ensure that you’re dating both efficiently and enjoyably. You will hopefully find, as I have, that there’s no such thing as a failed date if you’re equipped with a game plan. https://www.nycdatenite.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nycdatenite/ Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 138: Jacob Lucas- Professional Dating Coach- Sneaky Relationship Red Flags - NYC Independent Women - Why Most Relationships Fail - UK Flirting Slang - Differences in UK and US Dating Culture | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3081

Today's guest is not from NYC, but is currently in NYC and has many clients in New York. This episode is all about relationships and dating! We are joined by Jacob Lucas, a professional dating coach from the UK and has a popular social media presence of over 500,000 followers learning tips and advice on dating. We sit down and talk all about all things related to dating including: - How he became a dating coach and the psychology of attraction - Should women make the first move? - Sigma Female traits and why it’s so unique and rare - Alpha males and ego - Feminine and Masculine energy and traits in relationships - Emotional spiking, poison dripping and Relationship Cycles - Relationship Red Flags and Why Most Relationships Fail - How and Why Anger is a Form of Pleasure - Why Women Can't Change Men and Not falling in Love with Potential - Difficulty for New York Women to Find Love - Secrets to a Healthy, Successful Relationship and a confession you will definitely not expect!  About Jacob Jacob Lucas is Professional Dating Coach who is from the UK and has a popular social media presence of over 490,000 followers learning his tips and advice on dating. Jacob favours a more psychological, analytical approach to dating and has great success in educating many people on how to be successful in their dating lives. Jacob has a firm understanding of social dynamics and the psychology of attraction. His methods of teaching are very effective as his knowledge of human behaviour can be applied to most social situations and he makes it very easy for anybody to understand and learn how to be happy and successful in their love life. Jacob has always had a fascination with social dynamics and the psychology of attraction and in a short time grow very popular for his methodologies of how to become successful in dating. Jacob has had multiple viral videos, with millions of views, of his teachings circulating the internet and has been featured in news articles, live TV appearances and world famous podcasts. Jacob’s mantra to finding happiness and success in your dating life is, ‘Education is the key to your happiness’ Jacob finds great joy in helping people become more confident and happy and believes love is one of the greatest joys that everyone should have in their lives https://www.jacoblucasdating.com/ Instagram: @jacoblucas101 TikTok: @jacoblucas10 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep: 137: David Lesser- Founder & CEO of Numina - Helping People Discover Their Gifts and Talents - Why Transformation is So Important in Personal Growth - Emotions Driving Change and Finding Purpose | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2941

This week's guest is David Lesser, the Founder & CEO of Numina, whose main mission is to empower people to discover their unique gifts, strengths and talents and create the most conducive setting to express them. They also launched The Numina Transformation Retreat at the beginning of the pandemic, which is a half-day experience of deep reflection and vision to fuel the next chapter of your life.  In this episode, David Lesser and I sit down and talk about his coaching background and what led him to finding Numina. As an executive coach, David Lesser thought it would be helpful to create a program where people can experience a do it yourself, at home transformation retreat, using the following 5 key processes: Discover the future you want, reveal what matters most to you. Learn from past experiences, explore basic problems on your own. Understand what drives you, realize your unique gifts, strengths and talent. Recognize what holds you back, take different points of view and unleash sabotage. Commit to your next steps, walk away from the retreat with new ideas you have come up with. We also talk about the most common emotions driving change, and why it's so important for people to discover their true passions and gifts in order to live a purposeful, fulfilling life. Other topics include how to handle emotions, which involves observing them, rather than associating your identity with them, how to handle intensity or certain flaws/ traits that disturb others, embracing who you are and the power of self awareness, change and transformation.  Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. SPECIAL OFFER: Get 20% off the Numina At-Home Transformation Retreat from March 29th- April 28 by using this link here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/A1BAOGBKKKQBNK About David Lesser: David is a social entrepreneur who believes the best way to change the world is to empower people to be more fully themselves. He has guided people and organizations through crucial transitions for over 35 years, acting as coach and confidant to CEOs and senior executives aspiring to the highest levels of personal growth in a variety of fields. David is passionate about helping executives, teams and individuals to discover their unique gifts, strengths and talents and to find the most conducive setting to express them. He believes strongly in the power of creating personal networks of support for people to encourage and inspire each other to realize their full potential. David has an MBA from London Business School. Formerly CEO of a $100m London-based real estate and construction group and executive director of a $40m worldwide not-for-profit operation, he combines a strong management pedigree with perceptive facilitation skills and clear insight in working with people. David has held senior corporate positions in marketing, real estate and corporate finance. He has taught as visiting professor at Redlands University and spoken at a number of conferences in the US, Europe and Africa. David is trained in emotional process work with Shadow Work training, facilitation with Interaction Associates and in coaching with New Ventures West, and is a certified transformational forum facilitator for Young President’s Organization. He has learned Golden Shield Qigong under Paul Holden and Attunement Energy Work under Roger de Winton. David was born in London, England. He moved to Colorado, USA, in 1994. Since 2004, he has been living with his wife, Chellsa, near San Francisco, California. https://numina.team/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

 Ep 136: Taylor Worden- Celebrity Esthetician- Her Personal Skin Journey- How She Built Her Clientele in NYC - Challenges and Highlights of Opening Her Spa in Soho - Skin Tips and Skincare Routine | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1732

Today's guest is Celebrity Esthetician, Taylor Worden, who has a NYC spa tucked away in Soho. Her facials are all known for being #TaylorMade, as they are all customized to each of her client's skincare needs. In this episode Taylor and I sit down to talk about her personal skin journey and struggle with acne. She began to research own skincare tips and products, which sparked her curiosity and passion for skincare. Taylor Worden has an impressive list of clients and explains how she built her roster and how she managed to open a spa in Soho. She also offers skincare tips and chimes in on Jlo's skin, the fascination with skincare tools and gadgets and reveals a funny confession, obviously related to skin. You can find more about Taylor Worden at https://www.taylorworden.com/ and follow her on Instagram @taylorwordenskin Feel free to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify if you enjoyed this episode and be sure to share this with a friend! You can also email any questions or feedback to thecityconfessions@gmail.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support

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