FemiNinja Podcasts

The FemiNinja is a podcast about personal empowerment, strength, grace, confidence, health, fitness, standing your ground, finding your voice, living large and loving life. Because living well and looking good is the way of The FemiNinja!

Episode #035 A Life of Healing 

As an infant, Carly Kaatz Hudson suffered a devastating and life-threatening illness. Although she recovered, she was left with neurological dysfunction including left-sided neglect, balance disorders, spasticity, and hearing loss. Carly shares her remarkable story about her journey which led her on a path of life-long learning and healing.

Episode #034 Saved By The Bells

Shari Wagner struggled with her health and fitness her entire life. Over the years she tried many different exercise routines, but boredom, lack or results, and injuries always stopped her dead in her tracks. Until the day she discovered kettle bells. Discover how Shari was literally saved by the bells.

Episode #033 Breathe….Inspiring Insights to Better Health

Breathing and visualization are powerful tools to help relieve stress, anxiety, chronic pain, fatigue, and can even prevent and cure disease. A daily breathing practice can improve your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In this episode, The FemiNinja chats with renowned wellness educator, professional yoga therapist, reiki master, and breathing coach, Sharon Harvey Alexander. Sharon shares how a daily breathing practice can improve the quality of your life and give you a new sense of health and vitality.

Episode #032 The Unshakable Faith of A Child  

In this episode, Cheryl reveals how (and when) she discovered that no one could ever shake her faith, and why she still believes in Santa Claus. She explains that she believes in the magic of childhood, and of the mystery and reality of things that cannot be explained but she knows, in her heart, it exists.

Episode #031 Common Courtesy Is Not So Common  

It seems like common courtesy and old-fashioned good manners have gone the way of the dinosaur and the dodo bird. Meet Anthonette Klinkerman (also known as Colonel Klinkerman), who is determined to bring it back in her unique style as the Chief Etiquette Officer and Expert with Courtesy Bootcamp ™. This is one episode that you simply have to share with everyone you know, including your kids.

“Why is common courtesy not-so-common these days? Cheryl talks to Anthonette Klinkerman, also known as Colonel Klinkerman, who is a one woman etiquette force to be reckoned with! She’s determined to Bring Manners Back to society, one Courtesy Bootcamp at a time! This fantastic episode will inspire you to bring Thank Yous and Pleases back into your life.” –Mandy Connell, founder and co-owner of The Ladies Chit Chat Club

Episode #030 Age of Elegance, Style, and Grace

Meet Gayle Novak, a woman of incredible talent, beauty, strength, grace, elegance, intelligence, and vibrant energy. She also happens to be the newly crowned Ms. Senior America 2018. Her remarkable story will inspire you to push yourself beyond your limits, at every stage of life.

Episode #029 Life’s Lessons and Pearls of Wisdom

Every life experience comes with important lessons and pearls of wisdom. Here are just a few of them, along with the characteristics that keep us striving to be our best, in every situation.

Episode #028 The Walk of A Lifetime

Meet the award winning and bestselling author Polly Letofsky, who has the distinct honor of being the first woman to walk around the world. Hear her remarkable story, learn why she did it, and what kept her going during this remarkable journey, especially when 9/11 flung us all into a crosswords in world history.

Episode #027 No More Agony of Da Feet

Our feet are an important part of our overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, we often ignore them, even when they are screaming for attention. Here are a few tips to keep your feet strong, flexible, healthy, and pain free for life.

Episode #026 Betrayal of Trust and Test of Faith 

A betrayal of trust is always devastating.  It often requires a test of faith to not only recover from the experience, but to thrive in spite of it.

Episode #025 Giving Thanks, and A November To Remember

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and giving thanks, even when the going gets tough. The spirit of gratitude is something we can practice all year long and will help get us through even the most challenging situations.

Episode #024 Let There Be Light

Medical science has rediscovered a powerful and highly effective form of natural healing and vibrant health. Discover what it is and how you can use it for optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Episode #023 Fifty Is Fabulous

Don’t fear the 5-0, because fifty is fabulous, and here are some fun facts that prove it. Included in this uplifting episode are a few true and tried tips to make sure that you will be fabulous at fifty, and beyond.

Episode #022 You Can Have Your Kale and Chocolate, Too

Are you ever confused about what to eat, what not to eat, what is going to kill you long before your time, and what is going to make you live forever? There is so much confusing information out there, but his episode clears up the confusion in a way that is simple, informative, and fun.

Episode #021 Core Power And Inner Strength

When we think of our core power we think of strong abdominal muscles, but it goes beyond that. Core power refers to our inner strength, our intuition, and the very core of our being. When you find your core, there is nothing you can’t do, and no one who can take you down!

Episode #020 The Confidence Conundrum

Have you ever wondered how you can be confident in some situations and fold like a deck of cards in others? Discover how you can improve your confidence in every situation and eliminate the seeds of doubt that could be getting in your way.

Episode #019 The Genius Of Pilates

The six basic principles of Pilates can be applied to every physical activity you do to help you get a Pilates body, even if you never take a Pilates class. Discover what these principles are, how to use them, and explore the genius of the method.

Episode #018 Three Ninja Tips For Life

There are three simple ninja secrets that serve as a way of life in every situation. Find out what they are and how you can use them to improve every aspect of your life.

Episode #017 Everything’s A Weapon

This fun-filled ninja secret is one that I learned about even before I began my martial arts training. It rocked my world, and it can rock yours, too!

Episode #016 The Magic of Healing Through Movement

Discover the magic of healing through movement and accessing our body’s natural ability to heal itself. It seems like magic, but there is definitely science behind it, and this magic is in each and every one of us.

Episode #015 Change Your Mind, and Change Your Life

The ability to change our mind is our God-given right. But, what happens when you change your mind, or more specifically, your mindset? The results are miraculous, and this miracle of nature exists in all of us. Discover how you can tap into it, all for the power of good.

Episode #014 Physician Heal Thyself

When you seek the expertise of a physician, the last thing on your mind is becoming a statistic. Knowledge is power, and knowing the facts can help keep you and your loved ones safe from the ultimate betrayal of trust when you are in the most vulnerable situation.

This is the podcast Cheryl didn’t want to do. She shares her nightmare experience of being abused by a physician because knowledge is power and she wants to prevent this from happening to any of you!” –Mandy Connell, founder and co-owner of The Ladies Chit Chat Club

Episode #013 Come To Your Senses 

Discover how you can improve your awareness by using all of your senses including the most reliable sense of all, your intuition. Learn nifty little ninja tricks and secrets which will fine tune your senses with fun tips to share with your kids. Be aware….or beware.

Episode #012 Action In The Presence Of Fear

Courage is not the absence of fear. In reality, courage is action in the presence of fear. Hear the inspiring stories of several women who found their courage, along with helpful hints on how you can find yours, too.

Episode #011 Stand, Walk, and Move Like A Ninja

Our posture and our body language communicates to the world how we feel about ourselves, and what kind of a day we are having. It can even signal to potential bad guys if we are an easy target, or not. These ninja secrets will help you present yourself to the world with strength and confidence while improving your posture at the same time.

Episode #010 If You Can’t Bend Your Knees, You Can’t Do Squat

Have you ever wondered how martial artists manage to stay flexible during he course of their entire lifetime? This ancient ninja secret is a miracle of nature that is in each and every one of us. Here’s how to find it.

Episode #009 Strong Is Sexy, At Every Age

A strong body is a healthy body, and an attractive one as well. But even more important than the way a strong body looks is the way it feels. If you hate the thought of going to a gym, here are a few quick tips to strengthen and tone your body without leaving your house.

Episode #008 Simple Fit Tips For Life

Do you want to be fit and healthy, but hate going to the gym? Here are some surprisingly simple tips to help you get fit and stay fit in every stage of life!

Episode #007 What Are You So Sorry For?

How many times a day do you say the words “I’m sorry?” Women are always apologizing, even when we haven’t done anything wrong. I call it Excessive Apology Disorder. Here’s how to recognize if you have it, and how to cure yourself of it. Because not everything is your fault.

I think EVERY woman needs to hear this podcast. We spend a lot of time apologizing for things we have no business apologizing for and Cheryl simply NAILS this discussion. Learn to say No and STOP APOLOGIZING for everything.” –Mandy Connell, founder and co-owner of The Ladies Chit Chat Club

Episode #006 Friends For Life

We all have life-long friends that we don’t get to see very often, but still have plenty to say to each other even after not keeping in touch for a few years. But what could you possibly say to someone that you haven’t seen in 40 years? You might be surprised. I know I certainly was!

Episode #005 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. Or Not.

Breaking up with someone is always awkward, and uncomfortable. A few years ago I had the McDaddy of all breakups when I had to break up with my BFF. It was so bad I actually had to seek professional help. Because, how do you tell someone you have been best friends with that you haven’t liked them for the past 15 and  have been trying to figure out for the past 10? Find out what happened and why it’s important to chose your friends wisely.

I just listened to the Breaking Up podcast and WELL DONE! There is so much right here and I loved it!” –Mandy Connell, founder and co-owner of The Ladies Chit Chat Club 

Episode #004 The Woman Behind The Ninja Disguise

We all have our dirty little secrets. Here are just a few of Cheryl’s (aka The FemiNinja), as well as how to ignore the naysayers, follow your own true path, listen to your instincts, and unleash your own passion and power.

Episode #003 Secret Ninja Safety Tip

Here is a secret ninja safety tip that will keep you safe in a variety of different situations and environments. Even though it’s a secret, I want you to share it with everyone you care about, especially your children. And part of the secret is right in the palm of your hand.

Episode #002 Super Sneaky Ninja Secret

This super sneaky ninja secret was one of the first things I learned as a brand new martial arts student. It was a powerful lesson that changed my life forever, in a good way. Discover what it is, and how it can change yours, too. But, don’t tell anyone, because it’s a secret. Shhhh…..

Episode #001 How A Middle-Aged Princess Found Her Might on the Mat

At the tender young age of 47, I surprised everyone who knew me (including myself), when I began training in an ancient Japanese martial art called Ninpo Tai Jutsu, the Art of the  Ninja. But how in the world did a middle-aged princess end up in a male-dominated, testosterone-infested martial arts school and begin training? Find out in this episode to discover how the journey began….