InterView: Valerie Martin on ‘Valerie’ Series

Valerie Martin

Episode 71

Valerie Martin with me, Valerie Moss on the 'Valerie Series'
Valerie Martin with me, Valerie Moss on Valerie’s Variety Podcast

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie Martin, I found her through iTunes when searching for Valerie’s for this series. She’s a physiotherapist (she helps people change their behaviours and overcome problems). Things like past trauma, eating disorders, people pleasing, or self-destructive coping mechanisms, her purpose is to help, period!

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss, this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. This show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

This new series called ‘Valerie’ is a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread. Todays’ episode is with Valerie Martin from Nashville Tennessee.

Valerie Martin on the ‘Valerie’ Series

Valerie is light hearted but with serious undertones, she’s believes that everyone matters and is very positive about outcomes. She teaches Yoga, has an inspiring instagram page, a wealth of excellent books and resources. We started with a bit of a video chat and her studio is FULL of books, like FULL. She loves to read. She’s from Texas, y’all.

From Valerie Martin’s IG

Thank you for listening to the interview check out my site ValerieMoss.ca for all the photos and links to the show notes and to Valerie’s Martin, her life and her social pages.

This show is written and produced by me, Valerie Moss, the theme music for this show is written and produced by Jason Schnell, the artwork for these episodes was supplied by Valerie’s Martins website and Instagram check it out over at WonderWell. Reach out to her, say hi from me, look at yourself and say positive words. Listen to her podcast called ‘What’s the effing point’ Where she’s talks candid and swears a little to get her point across about life.

InterView FollowUp

Valerie Martin is one of the first Valerie’s I InterViewed and will not forget, I just like her real down to earth character and her belief in helping people find the brightness within them. She’s been on the other side of addition and has truly learnt from it. She’s a vegan in a meat state – like Calgary but south of the border. While editing this episode there was a few outstanding quetions I needed some answers on

1) I pressed her about the origin of her name – but she forgot to ask her dad, so funny, when this episode is about your name. How oftern to you get questioned about these details, so hard to forget to ask

2) When I first reached out to her, she had an immediate comment about being in love with Moss – so I asked her why, she says It’s stunningly beautiful and biologically incredible! The book Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer (and even just this teaser from Brain Pickings) will blow your mind.

3) she was on her first ever trip to Canada like that weekend following our phone convo – so asked her about it! Kingston, year long training eco-pyshology – Can you give me an update on this portion?

Yes, I’m training with Andy Fisher and a small group of other therapists/folks from related professions. I’ve now been twice, and will have two more trips over the next few months. I haven’t had a chance to see much else of Canada, but the Sumac Centre (in Mountain Grove, ON, not far from Kingston) is a beautiful event space and I’m learning so much that’s really exciting to integrate into both my professional and personal life.

4) I owed her the link to the Melissa Gilbert TED talk – this is a great episode to listen to. This is the EAT Pray LOVE lady but guess what she had other books. One was a sirendipidously journey with another person – great story, I highly recommend to listen to this TED talk.

4) Melissa Gilbert, The TED Interview: Elizabeth Gilbert shows up for … everything | TED …https://www.ted.com/talks/the_ted_interview_elizabeth_gilbert_shows_up_for_everythin… 

 As promised a little late

Thanks for sharing, it’s on my list!

5) Valerie Chainy, Peter’s wife You made it Weird.- If you can send her my way. Or put me in touch with her, do you know Peter personally or just love his podcast?

I’ve never interacted with Valerie or Pete (Pete is kind of a big deal here in the US, haha) — but I did hear her lovely interview on one of Katie Dalebout’s podcast episodes (now called Let it Out, formerly known as The Wellness Wonderland). Maybe give it a listen and if you want to invite her on, reach out to her on Twitter?

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie?

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me, I want to get to know you…we might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s) just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on, thank you Valerie… I cannot wait to get started. 

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today, getting to know my new friend who has my name too. Leave me a rating on your podcast app, a comment and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! See you next Tuesday!

InterView: Valerie (Flexual) on ‘Valerie’ Series – Part THREE

Episode 68 Part THREE (Final)

Check out Part TWO from last week. and Part ONE from the week before.

This ‘Valerie’ Series a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie ‘Flexual’, I found her through instagram @ValFlexual and like me she doesn’t know any Valerie’s. She’s kind, she cares about the environment, she does her part. She has collected over 100 shark teeth. She’s scared of fresh water lakes. She’s a Sagittarius and she’s never left South Florida. Enjoy our banter, at times she gives me the chills with her good vibes that I feel right through the microphone. She loves to love and gives back. She believes…

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valerie Flexual on ‘Valerie’ Series Part THREE (final)

ValFlexual on Valerie’s Variety Podcast, ‘Valerie’ Series

In this final part of the Valerie Flexual InterView, we are now friends, common passions in life, kindship we’re connected. She has a great voice, and is so full of compassion. I really enjoyed talking to her and getting to know her on a deep level. She’ll be on the show again. Did you know about Crocs versus Alegators? I didn’t but I do now. Next time you litter think of this show and remember Valerie Flexual who’s doing her best to keep her footprint clean, take care of pets and humans, who need it most.

Find her on Instagram @ValFlexual and on Facebook @ValerieFlexcobar

Talk to you next Tuesday.

InterView: Valerie (Flexual) on ‘Valerie’ Series – Part TWO

Episode 67

Check out the link to Part ONE from last week.

This ‘Valerie’ Series a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie ‘Flexual’, I found her through instagram @ValFlexual and like me she doesn’t know any Valerie’s. She’s kind, she cares about the environment, she does her part. She has collected over 100 shark teeth. She’s scared of fresh water lakes. She’s a Sagittarius and she’s never left South Florida. Enjoy our banter, at times she gives me the chills with her good vibes that I feel right through the microphone. She loves to love and gives back. She believes…

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valerie Flexual on ‘Valerie’ Series Part TWO

Val Flexual on Valerie’s Variety Podcast, from her IG page

What do you think of part two? Depending on where you are listening from – if you live around the beaches, would you do a beach clean up? Pickup gargage around your neighbourhood? Have you? I should do this more but I have picked up garbage flying around when on walks with my daughter. I haven’t had to question picking up a syringe or a condom yet but would I? Maybe. How about changing a diaper on your grandfather when you are such a young adult? Honestly people I have a hard time with personal body fluids, being a mom makes you come out of your shell and pushes you to do things and touch things that you woudn’t normally.

Find her on Instagram @ValFlexual and on Facebook @ValerieFlexcobar

Talk to you next Tuesday.

InterView: Valerie (Flexual) on ‘Valerie’ Series – Part ONE

Valerie Flexual and Me, Valerie Moss InterView

Episode 66 Part ONE

This is PART ONE

This ‘Valerie’ Series a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie ‘Flexual’, I found her through instagram and like me she doesn’t know any Valerie’s. She’s kind, she cares about the environment, she does her part. She has collected over 100 shark teeth. She’s scared of fresh water lakes. She’s a Sagittarius and she’s never left South Florida. Enjoy our banter, at times she gives me the chills with her good vibes that I feel right through the microphone. She loves to love and gives back. She believes…

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valerie Flexual on ‘Valerie’ Series

Enjoy the episode.

Part 2 of this episode will be released next week.

This show is produced by me, Valerie Moss, the theme music for this show is written and produced by Jason Schnell, the artwork for this particular episode was developed with the help from Valerie Flexual and her wealth of available photos off Instagram. Reach out to her, say hi from me, and pickup that extra piece of garbage, re-use your water bottle and take care of the environment.

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie?

V stands for Valerie
Valerie, who are these amazing people?

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me, I want to get to know you…we might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s) just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on, thank you Valerie… I cannot wait to get started. 

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today, leave me a rating on your podcast app, a comment and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! See you next Tuesday!

A New ‘Valerie’ Series

V stands for Valerie
Valerie, who are these amazing people

Episode 62

Valerie Jean Moss on the ‘Valerie’ Series

Me, Valerie Moss my Hubby Jeff and Daughter London

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss. This show is about ReViews InterViews and my Daily Views, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. WhatEVER | WhenEVER, this show drops every Tuesday.

Follow me On:

Valerie Series…starting with Moi!

Todays episode is the start of a new series on the show the ‘Valerie’s series where I’m combing through the Emily’s, Christine’s Danielle, Jennifer’s and Michelle’s looking for the Valerie’s of the world. I rarely come upon women with the same name as mine. Once in Calgary and she ended up being a Valora. 

So come hang out with me and the ‘Valerie’s that will be featured on the show. Women like, One who collects shark teeth, one who loves pretty paper, one who can categorize your personality, one who can draw like no one i’ve met before, one who loves food but didn’t always and me, who loves to create. And so many more…

Me, Valerie Moss and my Hubby Jeff (date night #yyc)

My sister Janice has been on this show before in an early episode called ‘Broadcasting for Correstions’, she lives in Regina Saskatchewan and the best one for the role. She has a great radio voice too. I wanted someone who knew me well to InterView me.

My Pitch

“Morning Valerie, I run a podcast, Valerie’s Variety Podcast, it’s a weekly show about my life in Calgary, Re-Views and InTerViews. It’s a story podcast. Each week is a new story. I’m thinking of running a segment on “Valerie’s” (with a variety of spellings 🙂 to include questions like: Where are you from?, Where did you get your name? Who are you? A place to bring us all together. You interested? Since there isn’t many of us, this will be fun!! Let me know email me, Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca and check out my legitimacy at Valerie’s Variety Podcast

when checking if the ‘Valerie’ were interested…guess what they were!

Do you think there’s a thread that connects the Valerie’s? So far, one of the Valerie’s LOVES Moss so she’s in love with my last name…one of them is inspiring to be a Project manger…and I’m a PM. A couple of them run their very own podcast…hmmm, this sounds like it’s going to be fun hey?

Do you know a Valerie – if you do, please send them my way so they can join other like-named Valerie’s of the world…in this New ‘Valerie’ Series on my podcast, Valerie’s Variety Podcast.

Some of the questions I’ll be investigating within this deep rabbit hole searching and by-passing the Michelle’s, Jaime’s, and Jennifers – while honing in on the very few Valerie’s of the world will be:

Questions:

  • What’s your Sign? Signs are HUGE to me I’m an Aries and I’m most compatible with Aries and Libras.
  • What’s your favourite number? Mine as my loyal listeners likely know is 17 (doesn’t it just have a nice ring to it).
  • How would someone describe you? Me, I’m driven, I’m organized, I need purpose, I’m better one on one, I like my life to be full by accomplishing things.
  • Who’s your favourite person (can be living or past on) and Why? hmm I miss my Gramma Ramsey, she wasn’t my true gramma for every sense of the word (must be related) but she was a good influence on me and cared for me and I felt that she truly loved me. RIP Gramma Ramsey.
  • On a scale of 1-10, how weird are you? What do you do that’s weird? I love to figure out how things are connected like if I get along great with someone, I will try to figure out why – same age, same sign?
  • Are you Frugal or a Extravagant? I’m Frugal, I’ll buy consignment clothes and things on sale for both myself and my daughter…way before I purchase something at full price. I have been known to have buyers remorse also. Plus, I’ll go without instead of spending money – I’m a saver.
  • and more..

Thank you Janice for helping me with this interview, asking me these questions, via remotely. Janice and I have been sisters since we were like 13 for her and 15 years for, me our parents in love…

And if you noticed I have this great background music for this new series. Tascam 128 called Valerie Valerie – written and produced and played by Jason Schnell same guy that wrote my original background music Tascam 40. 

Background Noise

You can hear my daughter and her friend in the background giggling while I record,. They are in the other room, and it’s a nice summer day so ….life’s good when the kids have the kiss of summer on their skin.

Thanks for listening today, and I hope you’re intrigued by this new series coming up on this show called ‘Valerie’. Those of you who have been listening from the start did you picture me like this? Are you like I didn’t know that about you or think of you like this? 

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie?

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me, I want to get to know you…we might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s). Just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on, so thank you Valerie… I cannot wait to get started.

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today, leave me a rating on your podcast app, a comment and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! See you next Tuesday!