Nicole and Ali are lifelong friends, in their early 40s experiencing restlessness in their careers and personal lives. They have launched this comedic, personal development podcast to help them and others get inspired and unstuck. They interview guests who have taken risks and made pivotal changes. Are you trying to get unstuck? Or are you just wanting a few laughs? Come listen to this raw, funny, and vulnerable podcast.
Come Check Out Nicole's New podcast 'Found Down' - A Podcast of Untold Nursing Stories
11:14HI Meltdown City Peeps, I have officially launched my new nursing podcast - Found Down. Here is the first episode. If you like it, please like, review and subscribe!Also, Ali and I are going to do a random episode in the coming weeks just for the hell of it.I miss you guys.XONic
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This is the End. Thank You and Goodnight.
46:24Well, we have decided to call it quits and press pause on The Meltdown City Podcast. This has been the best and most fun adventure for both of us. We are so grateful for anyone who has ever listened, liked us, supported us or been a guest on the show. We could not have done it without you.On this episode, this very last episode, we definitely hit all of the emotions. We talk about our journey, this experience, where we were started in the beginning and where we have come. We take the time to thank a bunch of people and we know we didn't hit everyone. We also talk about what is going on in the world with George Floyd's death and racism in America. Black Lives Matter. All lives will matter when black lives matter. We need to do better. Check out the BLM website here. Check out this resource for what you can do if you are white and how you can support racial justice.We honestly love you all. We will miss hearing from you but you can reach me, Nicole @nicolejohnson.rn on Instagram. You can reach Ali @alisundet on Instagram. I'll keep monitoring the email [email protected] and we'll leave the episodes up. Remember, you can shake things up and you can start over. If you are not happy, keep digging and working on what you are after. You are worth it. Your dreams are worth it.We love you. Peace Out, Nic & Ali
Meltdowns and Catch-ups
49:47On this episode, we realize we have not recorded just the two of us in since mid-April so we have a lot to catch up on. We shout out to our listeners who have written in such as Katrina, James and Thomas. We share epic meltdowns and bring back 'TV Time.'We hope you are managing ok in this Pandemic. We discuss what has been getting us through. This is a crazy time and we want to know how you are holding up. What are you doing to get by? Please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] miss you guys and wish you well. Stay safe!XOXONic & Ali
Conversations with Musician Joe Syverson of Floored Faces – Part 2
27:32Today we are talking to Joe Syverson, a seasoned musician from bands such as Throw me the Statue, The Final Spins and his solo act Joseph Giant. Joe is currently fronting a new band, Floored Faces with brand new album out called ‘Escapism Prism.’ Joe is also the owner of his own construction company Viking Construction. He is a family man, married with four kids. We wanted to chat with him about his musician life and his new album! You can buy and listen to his album here https://flooredfaces.bandcamp.com/Follow them on social media @flooredfaces on Instagram and on FacebookIn this second half of our interview, Joe shares the details of his very serious accident he had this fall, how that impacted his life, the making of this new album and his thoughts on making music. It was a harrowing tale. We hope you tune in to listen to this one!We end this episode with the song 'How to Break' off of their new album 'Escapism Prism.'Thanks for much for listening and we hope you enjoy it!XONicole & Ali
Conversations with musician Joe Syverson of Floored Faces – Part 1
38:34Today we are talking to Joe Syverson, a seasoned musician from bands such as Throw me the Statue, The Final Spins and his solo act Joseph Giant. Joe is currently fronting a new band, Floored Faces with brand new album out called ‘Escapism Prism.’ Joe is also the owner of his own construction company Viking Construction. He is a family man, married with four kids. We wanted to chat with him about his musician life and his new album! You can buy and listen to his album here https://flooredfaces.bandcamp.com/Follow them on social media @flooredfaces on Instagram and on FacebookOn part one, we learn about his musical influences, how Floored Faces came to be and and how it feels to perform on stage. We end this episode with Till Beds, a song from the new album Escapism Prism.Thanks for much for listening! Stay tuned for Part 2 - next week's episode where we learn a lot more about Joe.XONicole & AliThank you!
Nicole Johnson is United with Travel Unites Us
2:26Hey Everyone,I had the uptmost pleasure of being interviewed by my very good friend, Aaron Schlein on his new show Travel Unites Us. Aaron has partnered up with Richard D'ambrossio to create a movement and community to come together over travel. Aaron interviews me about the genesis of my business Unwound Retreats, a wellness business for nurses. We discuss how I got unstuck from my restlessness and also how travel has impacted my life. Aaron also asks me what my life as an ICU nurse is like during the Covid 19 pandemic. So, I tell him and I get a little emotional about it but if you know me, that is no surprise.Click on the link below to go listen to my interview.https://travelunitesus.com/captivate-podcast/united-with-nicole-johnson-icu-nurse-wellness-retreat-host/Also, if you have want to share your story on Travel Unites Us, fill out the form at here. Aaron and Rich are looking for guests in the travel space that have stories to tell. Or maybe you are a lover of travel and you want to share your travel tales!Peace Out!XONic
Ten Ways to Boost Your Confidence
45:46On this episode, we catch up and do fun shout outs to our loyal listeners Barry and Nelson among others. Were you shouted out? Come listen!Ali has an epic meltdown involving her timeshare and Nicole is looped out after being up all night at the hospital.Periodically, we all suffer from low self esteem as this is a part of the human experience. So, this week we dig into the topic of self confidence. We discuss '10 Things You Can Do to Boost Self-Confidence' by Chris W. Dunn and discuss his ideas for how to improve your sense of self.Come take a listen!Stay Safe!XONic & Ali
Conversations with Entrepreneur and Podcaster Quynh Nguyen, Founder of Pink & Posey
32:04Today we chat with Quynh Nguyen, the founder of Pink & Posey where she makes paper flowers “that are as realistic - or vibrant - as your dreams.” She is a “wife to a drone nerd, mom to a doodle furbaby, a chef and an artist at heart". She is the Founder of The Paper Florist Facebook Group and The Posey Box and cohost of the Paper Talk Podcast. She is also a founding member of the Paper Florists Collective.Quynh is a power house. We learn how she accidentally fell into this career. She is an entrepreneur, an educator, a podcaster and an artist. She shares her wisdom on important aspects of owning your own business as well as great advice for how to handle your business doing this time of Covid 19. Plus, she shares how having mentors and relationships can advance your business and goals.You can find her website at pinkandposey.com and follow her on Instagram @pinkandposeyWe loved talking with Quynh and hope you enjoy this very special episode!XONicole & Ali
10 Tips for Dealing With the Stress of Uncertainty
42:44Today we report on how we are doing in the midst of this Global Pandemic. Ali reflects on her feelings about having to adapt to things completely out of her control and Nicole wrestles with her emotions about being on the frontlines amidst all of the uncertainty. Our topic for the day is a timely one - we bring you some real applicable tips for how to deal with all of the stress we are facing. We discuss '10 Tips for Dealing With the Stress of Uncertainty' an article by the American Psychological Association. Although this was written in 2017 and updated in 2019, this article is relevant to what we are all experiencing.Come listen in! We hope you can glean some practical ways to manage your stress. What are you doing to take care of yourself? Let us know how you are doing at [email protected] & Ali