Episodes

How to Be a Voice for Your Body | EDIT14S3

Dec. 15, 2021

On today’s edit, Anna talks to Diana Bedoya, a Senior Lecturer and teaching fellow at Simon Fraser University, who has taught thousands of undergraduate students to understand their bodies and care for them in a way that doe…

How to Build a Successful Brand | EDIT13 - S3

Dec. 8, 2021

On today’s edit, Anna talks to successful Dragon’s Den candidate, Aeryon Ashlie, who recently secured a $100,000 investment from 2019 Unapologetically Her keynote speaker, Arlene Dickinson, for her line of wellness products …

How to Silence Your Inner Critic: The True Story of Ranbir Puar | EDIT12-S3

Dec. 1, 2021

Today’s episode is all about learning and practising the art of mind habits and silencing that critical inner voice using the all-new (coming soon!) Today, I Practice app and digital card deck. The advice and recommendations…

How to Find Liberation after Incarceration: The True Story of Bridgette Simpson | EDIT11-S3

Nov. 10, 2021

On this week’s edit, Anna talks to speaker, activist and the Founder of Broke Budget and Small Step Credit , Bridgette Simpson. A recent graduate of the True Story Talks speaker training program, who spent a decade behind ba…

How to Resurrect Your Life after Familial Sex Trafficking: The True Story of Aurora Winters | EDIT10-S3

Nov. 3, 2021

On this week’s edit, Anna talks to author and speaker, Aurora Winters, a survivor of familial sex trafficking, incest and abuse. Aurora credits that survival to self-expression, which she now shares with others in her work a…

How to Overcome the Unthinkable: The True Story of Alex Schneider | EDIT09 - S3

Oct. 27, 2021

On this week’s edit, Anna talks to author and speaker, Alex Schneider, whose mother was murdered by her step-father when she was only 16 years old. After a decade of healing, Alex has remarkably learned how to find compassio…

How to Reclaim Your Sexual Power | EDIT08-S3

Oct. 20, 2021

It’s all about boudoir, overcoming shame and feeling empowered to own our unconventional paths in this nostalgic edit featuring the very first editor of the Unapologetic Stories podcast. This week, Anna talks to Hayley Loewe…

How to Set Boundaries and Avoid Burn Out: The True Story of Justine Sones | EDIT07-S3

Oct. 13, 2021

Depression, boundaries, mental health and self-care are just some of the BIG topics we talk about on this week’s powerful edit with Stress Management Coach, Justine Sones. Anna and Justine get real about their personal exper…

How to Create Communities Where Everyone Matters | EDIT06 - S3

Oct. 6, 2021

On this week’s edit, Anna talks to Cicely Belle Blain, an anti-racism educator working to create communities where everyone matters. That goal requires a wide range of diverse yet intersected topics to be considered; Through…

How to Face Challenges With Confidence: The True Story of The MomBabes | EDIT05 - S3

Sept. 29, 2021

On an episode they tried recording once, and almost canceled a second time due to some major life events for both of them, Host, Anna Mullens, and guest, Carolyn Turkington (one half of The MomBabes), tackle the notion that …

How to Say Yes to New Things | EDIT4 - S3

Sept. 22, 2021

On this powerful edit, Anna talks to Canadian Idol Winner, Theo Tams, about rediscovering his life as an artist after facing tremendous personal and professional challenges, the roller-coaster of sobriety, and cultivating th…

How to Find a Career You Love: the True Story of Makenzie Chilton| EDIT03-S3

Sept. 15, 2021

On this edit of Unapologetic Stories, Anna talks to Makenzie Chilton, Career Coach and former prison therapist, about how people can find a career they love by drawing on and cultivating their values, motivations and mindset…

HOW I USE STORYTELLING TO HEAL: THE TRUE STORY OF WRITER + EDITOR, LORI BAMBER | EDIT02 - S3

Sept. 8, 2021

On this edit, Anna chats with Lori Bamber, Writing Coach and Senior Editor with The Self Publishing Agency Inc. about what it takes to truly heal our stories and reframe our perspective to reveal the universality of our uniq…

How to Move Forward: The True Story of What’s to Come | EDIT01S3

Sept. 1, 2021

Welcome to Season 3 of Unapologetic Stories! On this week’s edit, host Anna shares where she has been this past month and what hurdles she has overcome to arrive at the next phase of this movement. Anna also shares some rese…

How to Find Your Purpose as a Storyteller | EDIT27

July 28, 2021

Closing out a record-breaking Season 2 of the Unapologetic Stories Podcast, Anna shares her learnings from this season’s guests as well as her thoughts about the power of true storytelling and how we come to find out purpose…

When Cancer Strikes: How to Find Hope Amidst Healing | EDIT26

July 21, 2021

For the last guest-attended edit of Season 2, Anna welcomes profound storyteller and cancer survivor, Trevor Howes, to the show. The pair discuss how cancer can become a through line to your life, the difficulties of facing …

How to Turn Ideas into Impact | EDIT25

July 14, 2021

On this edit, Anna talks to Kelly Strongitharm, founder of Ruben’s Shoes Society, about her all new book, I am Emmanuel, her life as a farmer, her new role as “Mom” to son Fanelson, and the impact that her organization is ma…

How to Stand Up For Yourself (and break from cultural tradition) | EDIT24

July 7, 2021

We contemplated “How to NOT be Martha Stewart” as an alternate title for this episode, which should tell you a lot about the nature of our discussion and the raw, real, unfiltered truth you’ll be getting with this week’s gue…

Adult ADHD: How to Find Support, Connection and Community | EDIT23

June 30, 2021

This very powerful edit dives into the widely unexplored and undiscussed topic of adult ADHD, and how to navigate and embrace the discovery of a neuro-divergency later in life. Anna talks to newly diagnosed and recently cert…

How to Lead with Respect (And ditch the need to be liked) | EDIT22

June 23, 2021

On this mind-shifting edit of Unapologetic Stories, Anna talks to Chau Lui - co-owner of Paris Jewellers - who shares her powerful (and sometimes painful) lessons from her childhood, growing up Vietnamese-Canadian with a nam…

How to Embrace Your Anger | EDIT21

June 16, 2021

On this edit, Anna welcomes Seryna Myers, Sacred Transformation Mentor and author of the new book, Sacred Anger, to talk all about this outcast emotion. The ladies discuss Seryna’s book, her personal history witnessing abuse…

HOW TO RE-PARENT YOURSELF AFTER ABUSE | EDIT20

June 9, 2021

On today’s edit, Anna talks to Rebecca Wilson, author of Rebecca Grows Up (At 40) , about her new book, her work in attachment parenting, and her fight to know and re-parent herself after suffering a lifetime of abuse from h…

How to Understand The Mortgage Market | EDIT19

June 2, 2021

Anna goes outside the box on this edit, bringing in friend and Managing Partner of Bespoke Lending Solutions, Shaun Francis, to help explain the “insanity” of the current mortgage and housing market. The two talk all about l…

How To Know The Me You Cannot See | EDIT18

May 26, 2021

Back with a solo edit to cap off Mental Health Awareness month (and her birthday week), Anna shares her inspiration from the new Apple TV+ Docuseries, The Me You Cannot See, created by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. She dig…