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Create The Ripple Podcast

Feb 9, 2022

Rachel Shumway joins me to have a beautiful, candid, and unscripted conversation. This is about two healed trauma survivors who connect on anger, acceptance and being unafraid to be messy in our own journey to heal more fully and share with total transparency.  



“In a partnership, I think we have to be able to be vulnerable and have that trust. First of all, it takes time. Second of all, having the expectation that it is going to be easy to have that vulnerability is setting us up for massive failure when it does happen.” -Rachel Shumway 


“Resilience is building a container within your mind, within your body, a relationship with yourself and with your pain that it's going to pass, that it's okay. You are still lovable, worthy and infinitely capable of processing this pain, even though it doesn't feel good.” -Rachel Shumway 

Rachel is an Emotional Literacy Expert who delivers keynote presentations and workshops that provide audiences with enjoyment in learning emotions and create solid foundations for navigating through life challenges. Her favorite space is in a 1-1 client session where she guides clients through all the feels and builds systems to help them demystify feelings. 


Rachel obtained her BS of Exercise and Wellness from BYU Provo and certified as a Life Coach through The Life Coach School. She has received numerous recognitions as a speaker and guide from entrepreneurship academies, and established coaching communities. Her life experience through addiction, relocation, divorce and neurodiversity challenges, along with her background in education, workplace wellness and intercultural communication makes her an excellent facilitator for teams and corporations. 


Organizations and individuals hire Rachel because of her fun and factual approach to emotions that support in managing stress, streamled communication, time management and improved quality of life.

Connect with Rachel Shumway:

Not Your Basic Badass Podcast:

Not Your Basic Badass (Candice Smiley):

Brene Brown (Courage Over Comfort): Rumbling With Shame, Accountability, and Failure at Work

Dr. Mikolaj Raszek (Merogenomics Inc.).:

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Thoughts of a Random Citizen Podcast:



“21 years ago I survived a sexual assault from my boyfriend. 

14 years ago I decided not to kill myself. 

11 years ago I was left with 350 k worth of bad debt. 

9 years ago I walked away rather than endure sexual coercion and harassment from my boss.

7 years ago I welcomed my beautiful daughter into the world. 

5 years ago I left my marriage to fall in love with myself.

3 years ago I allowed myself to fully heal and reconnect with my feminine; 

2 years ago I rebuilt my life, moved into my own tiny home and found my Lifetime Love. 

Last year, I started my podcast and welcomed my baby boy earth side."

Candice is a mom, podcaster, social marketer and essentialist who loves to engage in interesting conversations with other influencers and entrepreneurs.  Her favourite conversations are the ones that take courage to engage in.  (Check out her podcast, Create the Ripple Podcast)


She has learned the power of saying no, listening to your own heart and speaks openly about subtle abuse as it occurs in relationships - personally and professionally.   She’s become a voice for listening to your own truth and speaking it clearly, powerfully - at home, at work and in your life.  She spends her time living - in a tiny home (250 sq ft), traveling, speaking and sharing candidly with others how to live life after betrayal, to trust themselves, to speak up for themselves and set powerful boundaries. 


After a narcissistic partner cheated on her with multiple women, left her (and the country!) With over 350 thousand dollars worth of bad debt, Candice was forced to rebuild her life, her credit and her trust in herself. Coming out of this, she encountered her own “Me Too” moment dealing with sexual coercion and harassment in her professional life; saying no resulted in her being the target of gossip that tarnished her reputation. 


Deeply affected by the gaslighting and the experiences, she adopted a minimalist lifestyle, leaned on her personal network and practiced radical personal forgiveness, acceptance and responsibility.  The journey was not without its impact and Candice shares powerfully about dealing with anxiety, depression, shame and learning to let go.


When grief rocked her world a little less than 2 years ago, Candice knew it was time to stop her life, hit the pause button and finally do the deep work to heal her heart, self and mindset.  Emerging from this place, Candice has begun to embrace her fierce and receptive feminine nature.  The journey to be and embrace all the parts of herself has led her to the place to start her wildly successful Create the Ripple Podcast; Trust the Niggle and Tell the Truth - where she features other amazing guests who are not afraid to do the hard work of personal development, listen to their own minds/heart and then speak up and out for those things that matter; to themselves and to make a difference in the world.


Candice loves her essentialist lifestyle for the beauty and freedom it offers her.  She can never resist the urge to take off her boots to walk barefoot into a clear mountain lake or stream. When she is not connecting or writing, she can be found disappearing into the backcountry trails of Canada with her life-love Mark and losing herself exploring waterfalls and mountain trails. She is a quiet introvert who adores eating clean foods and reading a great book.  


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Special thank you to Angel Carrola Hennig for making this podcast happen




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