Ep. 54 Why We Need To Open Up About Our Struggles. W/Olivia

The Podcast

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Interviewing Olivia during was an absolute blessing. 

In this interview she shares her journey of dealing with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. 

I want other people to know they are not alone. For a long time I thought it was just me.”

The key things we talk about are: 

  • How important it is to find someone to talk to through your struggles. Even if you’re ashamed or embarrassed. 
  • Practical advice to calming down from a panic attack.
  • Olivia shares what panic attacks feel like for her. 
  • In a season of loneliness and rejection, Olivia started having extreme feelings of isolation. She shared that she wouldn’t have been able to get through it without the support of her mom and best friends. 

“No one on this earth is meant to get through life alone. There are people in your who want to support you even in the darkest moments.”

Remember, if you’re struggling, feeling alone, or having suicidal thoughts. Reach out to a trusted friend. Talk about it. Don’t feel guilty for sharing. Your friends and family WANT to be there for you and that’s why we are all here. To support each other.

If you’re struggling reach out to Olivia on instagram.

Below, we listed phone numbers you can contact if you need to talk with someone. Including phone numbers provided by Bakersfield Psychiatric Wellness.

Open up, share your struggles and share what’s going on.
Until next time, keep on pursuing your greatness! 

XO, Sarena 


Ep. 53 The Inside Scoop About Virtual Assistants. With April

The Podcast

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April is a military spouses, a mother of 2, a business strategist and a VA coach for military spouses. She is a woman who is focused and on a mission to take over the world I’m pretty sure. 😉

Phew, that sounds like a lot right?

In this interview we take a lot of twists and turns in April’s life to understand how she got to where she is today. From the moment she went into labor, at 26 weeks. Which totally rocked her world.

We talk about how scary and unknown events can change your life.

Other things we talk about in this interview include:

  • We talk about how she dove into the world of being a Virtual assistant, and she started.
  • April shares what a virtual assistant actually is and does.
  • We dive into specific strategies to overcome people pleasing.
  • Including April’s Lipstick mirror reminders.
  • It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to have different expectations.
  • How in a healthy way you can gain control of situations.

I hope this episodes was helpful and inspiring for you as you chase your side hustle and business.

Thank you for sharing in the Women For Greatness Community. Don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes.

And until next week, Keep on pursuing your greatness.

XO, Sarena.

Ep. 52 Create A Healthy Relationship With Your Phone.

The Podcast

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In 2019 the average US adult spends 2 hours and 55 minutes on their phone. It’s the last thing we look at, and the first thing you see.

Every. Single. Day. Is that a good thing…?

Step #1 for developing a healthy relationship with your phone is to acknowledge where you’re at. How much time do you spend on your phone on average? On what apps? Do you really need to spend the tmuch time on those? What would you like to change?

Step #2 Establish boundaries for WHEN you will be on your phone. How Much time will you be on your phone? How much time are you okay being on your phone? And WHERE you will be on your phone.

Inappropriate places to be on your phone.

Your bed. At parties. When you’re visiting with friends. The list might be different for you, but it’s important to establish boundaries.


You don’t need to be plugged into the world 24/7. Everything will be okay if you step away from your phone for 30 minutes.

Another App I love if Called Flora and it helps me get work done. With this app you just set a timer for the amount of time you have to get to work. It has changed the game for me!

Thanks for listening and I can’t wait to chat with you next week.

Xo, Sarena.