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April 20, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

Sharita Star - Astrologist, Author, Speaker, International Radio Host

Sharita Star’s mission is to guide people to better understand the tools of Astrology, Numerology and Lexigrams into a simple, yet powerful road map, so that they can achieve life success. As she puts it, "You already hold the keys to your success. Your name, and birthday simply unlock the door.


Sharita Star - Design 101 Podcast

Our astrology charts give clues about whats up ahead - a way to navigate the waters with more awareness. Our numbers, and the vibrations of the numbers around us, give clues to patterns of who we are. Combine the two, astrology and numerology and you not only have a clear roadmap or what to expect, but a better explanation of how you are currently thinking, why you are the way you are and even specific preferences.

Today Sharita and I talk about

  • Saturn and turning 30
  • Cycles and how they affect our lives
  • Astrology and what it means to be in tune with Nature
  • How astrology relates to every aspect of our lives of money, career, relationships, health and more
  • The best ways to prepare for the ups and downs
  • Sharita's top three tips
  • How understanding astrology leads to more fulfilling and aware lives.

Click below to listen, or find us on iTunes @ Design 101, Living Your Best Life.

March 25, 2015 @ 7:54 am

Kim Salter – Interior Designer, Design Thoughts Interiors

It was early in the morning and as I went through emails I noticed a designer reached out to me on twitter looking for an upholstery shop. She had just moved to Nashville and was struggling to find the necessary trades she needed for an upcoming job. I had never met her and had no idea who she was but I gave her what she needed, and proceeded to track down more info on this new Nashville designer by checking her out online. After visiting her website I was in love, and decided at that very moment Kim and I were going to be friends.

Who is she you ask?

Kim is the owner of Design Thoughts Interiors, an intentional design practice located in East Nashville. Like me, her design approach is all about the why. As we discuss in the podcast, many designers design for their portfolios and magazine pages, not rooms that need to be lived in. Designing with intention takes great care and more importantly time to learn about the who, what, and why.

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March 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

Holistic MBA with Carey Peters

Holistic MBA is a community built for the holistic practitioner who is looking for more. They offer world class training for holistic entrepreneurs who want to build a profitable business that feeds their soul. Are you a holistic practitioner who is burnt out, frazzled, overwhelmed and exhausted? Well if you said yes, then this podcast is for you!

Holistic MBA was the brain child of Carey Peters. After a huge aha moment in the snowy streets of Chicago, Carey had a pivotal, life changing moment - pay attention to her health or continue down a deadly path of Captain crunch, taco bell and enormous amounts of diet coke.

After attending a school to become a health coach, she decided that would be her day job, while moonlighting as an actor in LA. Problem was, she had no idea how to run a business, or a profitable one at that. After realizing that there was little information out there to help her, with nothing more than sweat, grit and determination, Carey launched Holistic MBA.... to continue reading click here

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February 16, 2015 @ 12:01 pm

Melissa Kitto - Angel Guidance Coach

It is often said that a coach can change your entire life in less than a year. They bring to the table a level of expertise and guidance to help navigate murky waters of the unknown. I’ve worked with coaches for the past six years and know first hand the value they bring to my business. Simply put, you don’t know what you don’t know. And a coach can get you there faster.

It takes great understanding to see the value of what a coach does. One of my coaches put it in terms that instantly made sense to me:


Focusing on the cost rather than the investment value will prevent you from  growth. I’ve been fortunate to work with many great coaches who have helped me see and experience this over and over again. The very first coach I ever worked with gave me one piece of advice, and that piece of advice cost me $6,000, but the value changed the entire landscape of my business. It was worth all six thousand dollars that I paid her because it gained me four times more business in six short months. And I still use that six thousand dollar nugget of advice to this day. That is the power of value.

In the fall of 2011 I was in the midst of hell. I was surrounded by all sorts of turmoil, ( I go into further detail at the end of the podcast so if you want all the juicy details, tune in!) but despite being in turmoil, I decided to attend a conference that I already paid for to get my head out of the sand. Enter in: Melissa Kitto.

We were having lunch at the same table and as we went around the table giving our elevator speeches of what we do, Melissa explained that she was an Angel Guidance Coach. I had never heard of such a coach and to be honest I had my doubts. Was it possible to use higher guidance as a source for vision and focus? Could she tap into an inner wisdom to help cut out the noise? And if so, could she teach me how to do it even in the midst of turmoil?

Turns out the answer was yes! Join Melissa and I today to find out:

  • How to reawaken what you already have
  • How to stay centered and connected
  • What would you accomplish if you knew you could not fail?
  • How to get confirmation and trust your decisions
  • Daily rituals to keep you tuned in
  • How to get out of your own way
  • How to trust the unknown to allow more to unfold

Once you have a greater understanding of what your spiritual thrust in life is, you can accomplish things with greater clarity and quickness. Why waste years figuring it all out, if you can simply cut to the chase and do it now? Listen below to find out how to connect with God, or find it on iTunes at Design 101.

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January 5, 2015 @ 8:44 am

New Year 2015 Astrology With Josh Brady

Ever had one of those days? Maybe one of those months? How about one of those years that had “murphy’s law” written all over it? Perhaps you had a month or a year that blew you away and you felt incredibly blessed? Chances are it was written in the stars. The planets are symbols that when aligned in certain ways read like an astrological weather report, and as many of you know, just because there is a hurricane outside doesn’t mean you’re bound to the indoors, however, you better be prepared to weather the storm.

Astrology, like Numerology, is not fortune-telling, but both are great indicators to your personal seasons. Astrology let’s you know when it’s summer and when it’s winter – and if you’re launching a new product, getting married, or about to travel, etc. – most of us would prefer summer over winter. In other words, it’s a heavenly farmers almanac that helps you understand the trends and patterns that have occurred before so that you know how to prepare. Certain things tend to happen during certain patterns and it’s through this knowledge an astrologer can determine what to expect.

Our ancestors used astrology for worship, ceremony, and as a way to honor their heritage. Cultures that were close to nature understood the natural rythms of nature, unlike many of todays city dwellers who’s closest contact with nature is walking to their car.

As we approach 2017, we are about to enter into yet another pivitol time – a square of planets that are about to create a great tug of war. Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter and Chiron are about to hold hands in the sky. So what does all this mean? RADICAL transformation.

New Year 2015 Astrology

Join me as I sit down with Josh to discuss:

1) The events of 2008 and how it equals transformational change in upcoming years

2) What to expect in 2015 and how to embrace evolving change that started in the sixties

3) What we have to look forward to and how this effects us personally

5) The economic climate – is it improving?

6) What to prepare for as we approach the 2017 square

7) Sustainability and how it’s now or never to get our heads out of the sand and start giving-back


For more info on Josh or Gates please visit our website: https://gatesinteriordesign.com/new-year-2015-astrology/

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December 14, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

Lori Jacobs Naturepath and Herbalist

We all love a New Year. It allows us to swipe the slate clean and start over. A fresh start, with no regrest and a whole new perspective. I love the New Year. It’s when I feel the most organized, and focused. I take the month of December to reflect on my year, reviewing accomplishments, goals and the sheer misses that ultimately taught me so much.




According to statistic brain, 45% of American's make resolutions. Unfortunately, only 8% of us follow through and achieve success. Not so surprisingly, the number one and number five resolutions made every year are related to health. Lose weight, get fit. But I have found that simply trying to lose weight or even getting fit is putting a bandaid on the overall issue. It’s like treating the symptom without looking at the heart of the problem, or true cause.



While I don’t believe that western medicine is a curse, I also don’t believe it has all the answers. Our bodies are like well oiled machines – if they are properly taken care of they just simply work. Just like a tune up is recommended for your car every three thousand miles, it is recommended that we honor our systems and give it the necessary nutrients it needs to thrive. 




Synthetics to me are like taking poison and expecting your enemy to get sick. While your illness may seem like the enemy, more often than not, your just hurting yourself. There are huge benefits to going all natural, and if it seems too overwhelming, and you are not sure where to start,  take it all in stride. As we approach the new year, a time of resolutions,  it's all about setting goals that will make a lasting impact in your life, so set goals that will make you feel good, feel empowered, and feel accomplishment. Trust me, your body will thank you!  

Join me as I sit down with Lori Jacobs, an herbalist and naturopath to discuss:

 7 Super Easy, All natural Tricks Your Body Needs You To Do Now!


  • Herbs, tinctures and healing in an all natural way.
  • Benefits of going all Natural
  • How herbs normalize and work with the body rather than against it.
  • Why synthetics don't work
  • How to cure many everyday ailments like arthritis, migraines, cholesterol, depression, asthma and more, with herbs!


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December 1, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

Chris Saaco - Groundswell International

Groundswell International is a partnership of local civil society organizations, NGOs and people grounded in diverse contexts and experiences, to share a common approach to supporting social change. 



Groundswell’s founders and partners have worked for decades to enable thousands of rural communities and organizations in many countries to sustainably improve their lives through better farming practices. Our global agricultural and food system is broken and needs to transition to one that is more sustainable and beneficial to the world’s population. This must happen in the face of the linked challenges of climate change, natural resource depletion, and worldwide economic and social upheaval. Join me and Chris Saaco, one of Groundswell's founders, as we discuss: 


  • social change, and how groundswell plays a part in creating it's structure
  • improving third world villages
  • Seed saving
  • GMO's and the threat they harbor worldwide
  • New U.S. program launching in 2015
  • Reconnecting with our food system
  • Top three tips on how you can create change too.



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November 12, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

Chris Alexandria - Transformational Soul Coach

Todays guest is Transformational Soul coach, Chris Alexandria. Chris has been intuitive all her life. But with a hectic life her gifts became suppressed in order to, raise kids, run a household and be a wife. Something each and every one of us, can relate to.

With inner wisdom, grown kids and newfound confidence by her side, (which she gained after age 40) her intuition re-entered into her life with great jabbering enthusiasm- something she calls Angel Chatter.   

Since her awakening, Chris has made it her mission to help women over 40 embrace their destiny, connect to their higher calling and awake to the life they truly deserve; her love letter to the goddess within you, to help you emerge, embrace and empower who you are and restore your brilliance. For more information please visit the design 101 website, GatesInteriorDesign.com
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October 25, 2014 @ 10:56 am

Sue Painter - Confident Marketer

Sue painter of Confident Marketer is driven to help women entreprenuers around the globe become better business owners. She offers coaching and mentorship, sharing her valuable background in business, to help others become successful and profitable. 

Sue is a serial entrepreneur. She has owned and operated two thriving business' and she has experience running large organizations to small holistic practices. She teaches, encourages and challenges her clients to be better business owners to help them thrive.



Today we'll discuss:


  • The safest job you'll ever have; the one with yourself
  • Developing you as a brand
  • How to become more consistent
  • How to keep moving forward
  • Business rules and how they apply to you
  • Developing an international reach, even if you sell pizza
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September 22, 2014 @ 10:14 am

Donna Frasca - Certified Color Expert

Donna Frasca, is an Interior Designer turned Color Expert who specializes in JUST color. What does that mean? That means she is highly specialized in choosing color palettes for large homes, sub specializing in homes that have open floor plans.

She is a color forecaster, color trend setter and an overall expert in the field of color. I know that sounds like a tall order but it’s her 30 years of experience that leads the way.

Join me today as we discuss why color is important, feng shui and how color effects our moods, and why it’s worth the investment to hire a color expert to get it right the first time!

To find out more about Donna, click here!

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