From Investigative Reporter to PR & Media Guru and the lessons she learned along the way


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Emmy award winning journalist and entrepreneur, Christine Haas shares with us her journey to becoming an investigative reporter to ultimately leaving her profession to start her own media consultancy. She speaks openly about the circumstances driving those decisions and all the lessons she learned along the way. Christine inspires us with her wisdom and enthusiasm around the power of believing in yourself.

Guests Social Media Links:
Website: https://www.christinehaas.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Christine-Haas-310933232259775/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/christinemhaas/

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0:00 Intro

0:54 Christine shares a little background of how she got into journalism as a career

3:09 Christine talks about how long she has been in the journalism career and how she even became an investigative reporter

7:08 Christine talks about how she is using her expertise to help her clients in Haas Communication grow their businesses

9:47 Christine talks about where she got the courage to leave one career to go and start her own company

12:00 Christine talks about what gave her the strength to get through a divorce and at the same time starting a company

15:05 Christine talks about her success in business and what she contributes that success to

17:06 Christine talks about the importance of always believing in yourself and stop criticizing yourself

19:04 Christine talks about how being in the public eye also impacted her after leaving her career and starting a business

21:33 Christine talks about some of the obstacles that she faced along the way before she became successful

26:20 Christine talks about what mental fitness means to her and some of the things she does to stay mentally fit and stay positive

31:22 Christine talks about the importance of resilience and continually doing the things that help you succeed regardless of what people say

33:42 Christine talks about accountability and why it is important to hold yourself accountable for things

35:00 Christine shares pieces of advice to people that are going through hard times to motivate them to keep on working hard

 


Erin Washington finds balance with Squats & Margaritas


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Erin Washington shares with us her incredible story of discovering her best self mentally and physically once she changed her definition of healthy. In this episode, Erin shares how she went through this process and found her purpose in sharing her journey with others.

Guests Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.squatsandmargaritas.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-washington-627a608/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/squatsandmargaritas/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Squats-and-Margaritas-312195776310189/

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0:00 Intro

1:57 Erin talks about what the term healthy means to her now as opposed to when she was young

4:25 Erin talks about her book and what it is all about and some of the reasons that made her write that book

10:17 Erin talks about some of the things that got her through when she was going through dark times

12:33 Erin talks about why she hid from people that she had an eating disorder and the impact it had on her life

16:01 Erin talks about the importance of sharing your secrets with other people that you feel might be shameful

19:34 Erin also talks about the importance of asking yourself if you are being true to yourself doing what you are doing

24:04 Erin talks about why you should do what makes you happy and not be bothered by what other people say

25:44 Erin talks about her brand Squats and Margaritas, how she came up with it and what’s its purpose is

33:10 Erin talks about why people need to focus on what’s working for them instead of what’s not working for them

37:05 Erin shares her thoughts on why people should have people to listen to them and guide them through like a therapist

40:25 Erin explains why people need to be real especially when it comes to the social media and the impact it will have on other people

 


A Story of Fortitude, Purpose & Joy


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Lauri Burns & Peter Olsen share with us the amazing journey of how they survived and thrived despite their horrific childhoods, how they found purpose and joy helping others like them, and how their lives divinely intersected. They walk us through their discovery of how their experiences should have left them wanting to quit life but ultimately gave them purpose and joy.

Guests Social Media Links:

Lauri Burns
Website: https://theteenproject.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauriBurnsTeenProject/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theteenproject
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theteenprojectca/

Peter Olsen
Website: https://www.camdennewjournal.co.uk/article/arsenal-fan-sends-money-home-to-fund-lorry-load-of-food
Podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/volume-up/episode-6-peter-olsen-VCcPrEm52z4/

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Key Takeaways:

0:00 Intro

1:47 Lauri shares a little bit of background about herself, where she came from to where she is now and her journey in founding The Teens Project

20:35 Peter shares his story, how he lives in Hong Kong but he’s from London, how he meet Lauri, why he does what he does and his journey to success

35:58 Lauri talks about why she feels that she had to go through what she had gone through as a teen to prepare her for what she is doing now

50:01 Lauri talks about the best way that people with the resources can also contribute in doing a noble thing to the world

51:06 Peter talks about why it is important to also help drug addicts and foster kids because most of them will become successful when helped

52:44 Lauri explains why we should not give up when faced with challenges, but let them inspire us to do well and be successful

 


Staying Present in a World of Distractions


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Beth Shaha, Certified Life Coach and Founder of The Grounded Canary joins us again to share some great insights and wisdom around how to stay present in a world of distractions.  Beth helps us to see that we have a choice to live in the present moment.  Instead of worrying about the past or future, Beth guides us through finding freedom in living in the moment.

Guests Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.thegroundedcanary.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-shaha-4aa96095/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegroundedcanary/?hl=en 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegroundedcanary/ 

Email: beth@thegroundedcanary.com

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Key Takeaways:

0:00 Intro

2:21 Beth talks about the importance of being present and mindful, some of the tricks to being present, and what happens when you’re in that zone

7:23 Beth talks about the power that our minds have and why it is important to be careful of what we feed our minds

9:55 Beth talks about how people can overcome the internal narrative that they have that there’s a storm in their lives and they can’t make it

12:39 Beth shares some of the tricks that you can use to bring yourself back to the present such as using the alarm clock in your phone

14:26 Beth also talks about how you can use technology to bring yourself back to the present such as Apple Watches

17:27 Beth talks about some of the simple things that we do at home that can help you be in the present

19:54 Beth talks about why appreciating and being grateful for the moment is a bonus to being aware and present

20:29 Beth also shares other things that people can do to help them be in the moment which she also does

24:05 Beth talks about the To-Do list, why it is important to have it, and how you should make your To-Do list

28:23 Beth shares her thoughts on what she feels are some of the things that would make your day fulfilling

30:00 Beth talks about some of the things that she includes in her To-Do list that makes her feel great at the end of the day

32:43 Beth explain why you should always look at things from different angles and not flee away when hard situations come your way

Quotes Mentioned:

“Our body is constantly working for us, not against us.”

“Our body wants what’s good for us.”

“Presence takes slowing down.”

“We can’t do anything about the present, but we can do something about the right now.”

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you’ve chosen it, always work with it, not against it, make it your friend, your ally, not your enemy, and this will miraculously transform your life.”

“Presence requires practice.”

“If not now, when?”

“Create a space that allows you to look at a situation rather than be in it.”

“An emotion only lasts 90 seconds, the only reason it would last longer is if you continue to re-engage.”

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“Create a space that allows you to look at a situation rather than be in it.”

“An emotion only lasts 90 seconds, the only reason it would last longer is if you continue to re-engage.”

 


Finding Your Cause


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Mara Gubuan, the Founder of Equality League takes us on a journey of how she went from being a tax accountant to finding her purpose by starting multiple nonprofit agencies focused on advancing women’s rights and gender equality in sport. Mara shares with us the incredible work she is doing to help save Afghan women athletes and their families and how she supported a coalition of women to end a 40 year stadium ban for Iranian women. Mara inspires us with her passion and relentless fight to drive equality.

Guests Social Media Links:

Website: https://weareeql.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/equalityleagues
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mara-g-bb9a68132/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/equalityleagues/

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Key Takeaways:

0:00 Intro

1:06 Mara explains the stresses of the current Afghan crisis and what EQL is doing to get involved

2:39 Mara gives examples of current success stories with refugees in sport that the EQL has been able to help with

5:33 Mara talks about the dangers these people face as high level athletes and how their accomplishments are now harming them

7:26 Mara details the start of the EQL and how it came to be and their original focus on Muslim female athletes

12:35 Mar talks about the struggles the EQL faces in terms of short staffing and needing help with the current Afghan crisis

16:32 Mara talks about how she really found cause during the quarantine when kids lost sports and tried to find a way to give that back to them

19:34 Mara talks about the EQL’s youth council and what they advocate and fight for

23:43 Mara details the toughest project she’s had to work on though EQL

26:53 Mara talks about a current evacuation of 100 people in conjunction with their partner FIFA

30:22 Mara explains a project and accomplishment she is most proud of

32:44 Mara talks about the EQL and where you can find out more information online

Resources Mentioned:

FIFA – FIFA is a non-profit organization that describes itself as an international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer. It is the highest governing body of association football.

Equality League – Equality League is comprised of leaders from sport, human rights, and the media working to advance gender equality in and through support. We create and support campaigns to advance access, equality and safety in sport for women and girls worldwide.

Champion Women – Champion Women is a non-profit organization that provides legal advocacy for girls and women in sports.

Nancy Hogshead-Makar – Founded in 2014 by 3-time Olympic gold medalist, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Champion Women is dedicated to advocating gender equality in sports for girls and women

Quotes Mentioned:

“One person in the right place with the right intentions can make a difference. And even what I tell the Youth Council is that if you are just authentic in what you’re attempting to do, people want to be part of your team where they want to help you, where they see their deficits.”

“It is very difficult to field message after message. You’re my only hope. When is it my turn? What happens next? And we’re working with a wonderful ally, but they can only do so much because are tremendous negotiations with different countries and the Taliban that are underway so we can only try to be supportive.”

“The FIBA hijab ban overturned, another recent victory was the overturn of the 40 year old ban on Iranian women. The 41 million Iranian women and girls were not allowed to enter stadiums to watch men’s football matches. And so you’re exactly right where I see that there is an egregious problem, we try to help solve it because we know with my powerful board and our community that we can reach the decision makers.”


The Grounded Canary


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Beth Shaha, Certified Life Coach and Founder of The Grounded Canary shares with us her journey of how a mission trip to Romania changed her forever and led her down a path of leaving her career in the higher education industry to becoming a certified life coach. Beth provides great insights on how we can start being more curious about who we are and show compassion versus judgement. She encourages us to think about our internal narratives and change our perspective on how we approach our lives.

Guests Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.thegroundedcanary.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-shaha-4aa96095/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegroundedcanary/?hl=en 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegroundedcanary/ 

Email: beth@thegroundedcanary.com

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Key Takeaways:

0:00 Intro

0:55 Beth talks about the term wayfinder, what it means and the kind of things a wayfinder does

2:54 Beth shares her journey of where she came from, why she decided to pivot and build her company Grounded Canary and become a certified life coach

11:18 Beth also shares advice to people who haven’t found their purpose yet and those that have the purpose but are afraid to make the transition

14:02 Beth talks about how people put shackles on themselves without even noticing, what they need to do to realize the limiting beliefs they have and how they can change that

18:21 Beth talks about why people should be compassionate about themselves rather than be judgmental towards themselves

21:58 Beth talks about ways to realize that you’re in a bad situation, how to not beat yourself about it, and how to be curious to know what you can do to get out of it

25:58 Beth shares a technique you can use to help be able to pull yourself out of a situation that you are in and look at it from a different angle to help you solve the problem

29:32 Beth shares some resources that people can learn from more about some tools and tricks to use to better themselves

Books Mentioned:

The Work by Byron Katie: https://thework.com/ 

Walking Back The Cat: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/173806.Walking_Back_the_Cat 

Shows Mentioned:

Kristin Neff: https://self-compassion.org/ 

Positive Psychology: https://positivepsychology.com/

Quotes Mentioned:

“Where you are is a great place to start.”

“The power of story is inevitable.”

“Fear screams, intuition whispers.”

“Basic pausing and noticing is the first step towards finding your way and finding your purpose.”

“Limiting beliefs could be about anything and they’re beliefs that keep you shackled.”

“Knowledge is power, knowledge is truth, and knowledge helps us to see.”

“If we use our now to inform our then, it’s freedom.”

“Create a space that allows you to look at a situation rather than be in it.”

“An emotion only lasts 90 seconds, the only reason it would last longer is if you continue to re-engage.”

 


A Panel of Wellness Entrepreneurs

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This panel of all female wellness entrepreneurs share why those chose to become wellness professionals and the pivotal moments that led them to eventually go out on their own. They speak about the importance of their networks, how they learned to trust their instincts, and the importance of self care and strengthening your mental fitness.

 

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro

3:53 Lauren talks about how she knew that she would become an entrepreneur at a young age, what drove her to be one, and how the journey has been for her

6:04 Elizabeth talks about her journey being a physical therapy and starting her own business and what drove her to be an entrepreneur

10:15 Julie also shares  a little bit of background of how she knew that she wanted to be a dentist and own her business and how her journey has been

13:48 Julie also shares her experiences at school for the blind kids and the orphanages that she visited and what she did for the kids

15:43 Lauren talks about some of the things that she did that really made her feel that it was the moment to do something for herself

19:07 Lauren talks about some of the things that she was doing and putting out there as she was growing her business and how she got her building

21:14 Elizabeth also shares her story of how she got her office space and what happened that made her know that it was the right space

26:32 Julie talks about some of the things that were happening that were pushing her to grow to the next phase and heading to a leadership position more

32:16 Elizabeth talks about mental fitness and some of the most important things that you can do to be mentally fit and be successful

35:05 Elizabeth talks about the importance of knowing what you value the most and how she came to know what she valued the most

38:01 Julie talks about self-care and shares some of the things that she does to be mentally fit and have that self-care

42:05 Lauren also shares some of the things that she does to fuel her mental fitness muscle and improve on her self-care

45:33 Elizabeth talks about brain dumping, what it is and why she feels it’s important to the mental fitness of people

49:08 Lola shares some advice to people who are thinking to start their businesses and what they should do to fuel their mental fitness muscle

50:10 Julie also shares her advice to people who are starting out and want to be entrepreneurs and what they should do

51:31 Lauren also shares what she feels is one of the most important things that people wanting to be entrepreneurs should do

53:12 Elizabeth also shares her advice to people that want to be entrepreneurs so that they can be successful

 

Books Mentioned:

The Artist’s Way: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/615570.The_Artist_s_Way 

 

Shows Mentioned:

https://www.pivotalmoments.org/ 

Craigslist: http://www.craigslist.org/ 

IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/

QuickBooks: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/global/ 

 

Quotes Mentioned:

“Life is short.”

“Everybody’s life is different, there’s no perfect kind of model to what it’s supposed to be.”

“Do right by the client always, especially in mental health.”

“There’s got to be some reason why you’re doing what you’re doing.”

“Everybody is going to have different values.”

“Creating moments of self-reflection to re-prioritize is an important skill to hold ourselves accountable to.”

“I can’t pour into your cup if mine is empty.”

“Your client is only going to be ever as healthy as you are, so you better be two steps ahead.”

“Don’t listen to those who are going to doubt you and tell you that you can’t do it”

“Courage is when you feel the fear, but you still do it.”

“Always learn from the failures.”

“You’ve got to know what works for you.”

 

Guests’ Social Media Links:

Lola Capps

Website: https://www.chrysalischiropractic.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinbylola/?hl=en 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lola-capps-108b5011a/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/livinbylola 

Lauren Fischer:

Website: http://www.delraypsych.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-fisher-psyd-593a2b55/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Delraypsych/ 

Elizabeth Stroot:

Website: https://alexandriaphysicaltherapist.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDelRayPT 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedelraypt/?hl=en 

Email: elizabeth@corewellness.net

Julie Tran:

Website: http://www.4delraysmiles.com/ 

Website: https://thegentledentist.net.au/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julietrans/?hl=en 

This panel of all female wellness entrepreneurs share why those chose to become wellness professionals and the pivotal moments that led them to eventually go out on their own.

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They speak about the importance of their networks, how they learned to trust their instincts, and the importance of self care and strengthening your mental fitness.

 

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro

3:53 Lauren talks about how she knew that she would become an entrepreneur at a young age, what drove her to be one, and how the journey has been for her

6:04 Elizabeth talks about her journey being a physical therapy and starting her own business and what drove her to be an entrepreneur

10:15 Julie also shares  a little bit of background of how she knew that she wanted to be a dentist and own her business and how her journey has been

13:48 Julie also shares her experiences at school for the blind kids and the orphanages that she visited and what she did for the kids

15:43 Lauren talks about some of the things that she did that really made her feel that it was the moment to do something for herself

19:07 Lauren talks about some of the things that she was doing and putting out there as she was growing her business and how she got her building

21:14 Elizabeth also shares her story of how she got her office space and what happened that made her know that it was the right space

26:32 Julie talks about some of the things that were happening that were pushing her to grow to the next phase and heading to a leadership position more

32:16 Elizabeth talks about mental fitness and some of the most important things that you can do to be mentally fit and be successful

35:05 Elizabeth talks about the importance of knowing what you value the most and how she came to know what she valued the most

38:01 Julie talks about self-care and shares some of the things that she does to be mentally fit and have that self-care

42:05 Lauren also shares some of the things that she does to fuel her mental fitness muscle and improve on her self-care

45:33 Elizabeth talks about brain dumping, what it is and why she feels it’s important to the mental fitness of people

49:08 Lola shares some advice to people who are thinking to start their businesses and what they should do to fuel their mental fitness muscle

50:10 Julie also shares her advice to people who are starting out and want to be entrepreneurs and what they should do

51:31 Lauren also shares what she feels is one of the most important things that people wanting to be entrepreneurs should do

53:12 Elizabeth also shares her advice to people that want to be entrepreneurs so that they can be successful

 

Books Mentioned:

The Artist’s Way: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/615570.The_Artist_s_Way 

 

Shows Mentioned:

https://www.pivotalmoments.org/ 

Craigslist: http://www.craigslist.org/ 

IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/

QuickBooks: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/global/ 

 

Quotes Mentioned:

“Life is short.”

“Everybody’s life is different, there’s no perfect kind of model to what it’s supposed to be.”

“Do right by the client always, especially in mental health.”

“There’s got to be some reason why you’re doing what you’re doing.”

“Everybody is going to have different values.”

“Creating moments of self-reflection to re-prioritize is an important skill to hold ourselves accountable to.”

“I can’t pour into your cup if mine is empty.”

“Your client is only going to be ever as healthy as you are, so you better be two steps ahead.”

“Don’t listen to those who are going to doubt you and tell you that you can’t do it”

“Courage is when you feel the fear, but you still do it.”

“Always learn from the failures.”

“You’ve got to know what works for you.”

 

Guests’ Social Media Links:

Lola Capps

Website: https://www.chrysalischiropractic.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livinbylola/?hl=en 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lola-capps-108b5011a/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/livinbylola 

Lauren Fischer:

Website: http://www.delraypsych.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-fisher-psyd-593a2b55/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Delraypsych/ 

Elizabeth Stroot:

Website: https://alexandriaphysicaltherapist.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDelRayPT 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedelraypt/?hl=en 

Email: elizabeth@corewellness.net

Julie Tran:

Website: http://www.4delraysmiles.com/ 

Website: https://thegentledentist.net.au/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julietrans/?hl=en 


Pursuit of Finding Your True Self with Jen Hampton

Jen shares her journey of fighting societal norms and finding her true self.

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After finding huge success in her chosen profession, Jen again took a huge risk and left her career to start her own company and pursue her passions in a completely different field where she is now a highly sought after medium and intuitive guide. Jen’s journey will provide insights on:

  • How to change your internal narrative to find inner peace
  • Keys to visualizing what success means to you and ways to manifest your dreams
  • Unlocking your intuition
  • Redefining failure – embracing stepping-stones
  • Meditation – listening to our own boundaries

 

Guest Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.spiritedtreasure.com/ 

Company’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spirited-Treasure-102175795135631/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jen.hampton.39 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritedtreasure/

 

Show Notes:

0:00 Intro

1:59 Jen shares a little bit of history about Spirited Treasure and how the journey has been for her starting her own company

6:24 Jen talks about how she got over the guilt as a parent and as a woman that it is not her time to be happy and started to think about her happiness and fulfill her desires

10:46 Jen talks about the importance of letting go of things that are not working out for you and always trusting the process

14:46 Jen talks about the societal structures that the society was expecting her to follow, how she overcame them and how she felt when people said she would fail when she started following her own direction

23:04 Jen talks about intuition and how people have shut down the gift that everyone has of helping others unlock their own intuition

26:46 Jen shares an example and what she experienced after she decided to fully trust her intuition

30:32 Jen talks about the importance of letting go of what does not work for you, how to identify that thing, and how to know it’s not working for you

33:48 Sandy also talks about how she becomes aware of something that she had to let go of in her life

37:38 Jen explains why you should not only stick to one thing in life and shares an example of why not

40:55 Jen talks about what she tells herself and what she does so as to go with the right thoughts

46:25 Jen also talks about some other practices that people can do so as to solve their problems

 

Guidance Oracle deck: https://www.spiritedtreasure.com/shop/p/oracledecks

 

Quotes Mentioned:

“Take the leap, and trust that everything was going to be okay.”

“The more you move forward, the more things open up and more opportunities present themselves to you.”

“If something starts to crumble, it’s deemed as a failure, and I don’t think we should look at anything as a failure because it’s an unfoldment, we’re getting to know who we are.”

“Instead of seeing things as a failure, look at things as a stepping stone.”

“It’s okay for you to be you, it’s safe for you to be you, and it’s okay for you to do things differently.”

“Each experience that you have, there’s the light or the epiphany or the space to learn from that situation.”

“Happiness equals success and if you’re happy, you are successful.”

“You’ve got to let go of what’s not working for you.”

“If we’re unaware of our reactions to things, how are we going to know what we’re really reacting to or how we’re really reacting to something?”

“Either keep going and lose yourself or make a change for what you need.”

“Life is about taking chances on yourself.”

“Life is about exploring who you are.”

“Everything works on a vibration and frequency.”