By Ashley Barnhart
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Ashley and her guests share their life struggles and lessons they've learned along the way. From ordinary everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning, to major life milestones like buying your first home, the Adult Struggles podcast discusses finance, family, travel, personal growth, career challenges and more. As a 20-something herself, Ashley doesn't claim to be a life expert, but simply desires to help others and save them from the struggle of figuring things out by sharing her successes and failures.
||CleanAS 021: Career Comeback: How to Overcome Company Layoffs||Matt is a skilled marketing analyst in the Bay Area who found himself unexpectedly unemployed after a company layoff. Rather than lament over the situation, Matt used this time to evaluate his goals and seek out a job he loves. He shares the key...||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 020: Wonderful World of Wine w/ Sommelier Madeline Puckette||In this episode, certified sommelier Madeline Puckette talks everything wine-related, from her first sip of wine at age 9, to losing her job and landing her first job in the wine industry, to the creation of the Wine Folly blog and books. And of...||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 019: Hope & Healing after Miscarriage||Despite miscarriage being a fairly common occurrence, it is not often discussed. This can make it difficult for mothers and families in the grieving and healing process. It will never be an easy story to share, but my guest Hannah knew it was...||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 018: Adulting by Design: Creative Journals & Daily Doodles||Cristina Vanko is a Chicago-based freelance artist with an expansive portfolio of work, including hand-lettering, graphic design, creative advertising, art direction, and more! Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work with big name clients,..||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 017: Goal Setting Pt. 2: Self-Confidence is the Key to Accomplishment||Did you know that self-confidence is a learned skill that requires practice? You can train your brain to think more confidently, which will result in positive, successful outcomes in your life. In this episode, my guest Jacqui Letran teaches the power..||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 016: Goal Setting Pt 1: Get Motivated, Stay Motivated!||Nadalie Bardo is here to help you slay your goals, so you can pursue your dream life! As the Founder of It's All You Boo blog and creator of the Slay Your Goals Planner, she curates content to keep you motivated and inspired in life and business. In...||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 015: With Rhyme & Reason: Hip Hop and High School English Converge||Nate Whitsell is an active member of the San Diego hip hop community, one half of rap duo The Piecemakers, and…a high school English teacher. He shares the incredible journey that led up to working at schools in Compton & South Central LA, how...||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 014: Help Save the Environment w/ Levi Hildebrand||It can be difficult to commit to being more eco-friendly because you don’t always see an immediate change, or you think your contribution won’t make an impact. But today's guest will change your thought process and empower your world-changing...||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: What's New in 2019||This week, I discuss the Top 5 things I am looking forward to in the New Year, including exciting plans to make Adult Struggles more interactive moving forward and a couple of big events I will be attending. Listen to hear what's new in 2019, and be...||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 013: How Childhood Traumas Impact our Adult Lives||Clinical Mental Health Therapist Courtney Riddle addresses questions about how our past traumatic experiences can continue to trickle into our every day adult lives. Learn about the 2 most common ways trauma manifests in adulthood, the 3 different...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 012: Pet Adoption 101 w/ Humane Society of the United States||It's the holiday season and a wonderful time to welcome a new pet into your life, donate to your local shelter, or volunteer your time! I'm speaking with Kimberley Alboum, Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement Director at the Humane Society of the...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 011: Breaking out of your Comfort Zone with Comedian Linda Schwartz||Linda Schwartz is a stand up comedian and the host of She Shed Comedy podcast. So you would never guess that she suffered from social anxiety as a young adult. How did she break out of her comfort zone and destroy the fear that was holding her back?...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 010: Neuromuscular Therapist on the Importance of Everyday Stretching||Whether you're an athlete or not, stretching is vital in maintaining muscle function and health...but are you stretching the proper way? Erin Brassington is an Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist and Certified Health Educator. She specializes in...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 009: Gardening Tips - Plan Now, Plant Later||Plant Lady Life w/ Lana LeFevre||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 008: Generational Evolution of the Church Experience||Stephen co-founded Port City Church in Tacoma, WA, seeking to disrupt the church "industry" by changing people's perspectives on God, the Church, and Christians. Port City is all about building a community of young adults who may have never...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 007: How Technology is Impacting your Vision||How do our wake-to-sleep screen habits affect our vision? I'm talking to Dr. Shawn Prapta, O.D., to get a better understanding of how technology is changing the eyesight of the millennial generation and what we can do to prevent as much damage as...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 006: Youtube, Professional Dance, and Touring the World: How to Live your Passion||Brittany lives her life to the fullest by pursuing her passions for dance, travel, and entertaining others on a daily basis. Learn about how she puts her dreams in the forefront and the rewards and struggles that come along with it.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 005: Postpartum Self-Care & Recovery w/ Sunflower Motherhood||Andrea Madril is the founder of Sunflower Motherhood, a company started by a new mom, for new moms! Andrea conceptualized her business shortly after having her first baby, in the hopes of helping other moms through their postpartum recovery. In this...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 004: Personal Branding Secrets from Self-made Investor and Entrepreneur Codie Sanchez||Creating your "personal brand" is easier said than done. That's why I spoke with Codie Sanchez, businesswoman extraordinaire, to share her success story and advice for anyone looking to develop their brand. Codie has invested or advised 24+ start up...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 003: Youtuber Fights Back Against Depression & Anxiety||We’re joined by Mackenzie Brown who runs a popular Youtube channel that revolves around make up, fashion, and Disney. But despite her typical happy persona, she also shares her ongoing struggles with anxiety and depression.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 002: Former Miss Washington's Pro Networking Secrets||Reina represented Washington State in the 2013 Miss America pageant, and most recently graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, currently awaiting her Bar Exam results. She shares the professional networking tips she has learned...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 001: Living, Working, and Adventuring in Europe||Meet Bailey Smith, a Portlander who spent the last 2 years living in Germany. She shares the details about how to prepare for an overseas adventure, acquire housing in a foreign country, and overcome language barriers. Plus, lots of fun stories along...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAS 000: What is the Adult Struggles podcast?||In this introductory episode, learn about the idea behind the Adult Struggles podcast, meet your host, and discover what you can expect to hear on future episodes.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Perfect Podcast for Car Ride with My Teens
I do a lot of travelling for vacations and visiting grandparents, and I'm always looking for good podcasts that both teach me, as well as help my two teenage daughters. I really like the guests and the topics that Ashley covers. It always sparks an interesting conversation on our rides. Very helpful.
Hey... I really needed something like this!
To tell you the truth I've always had that childish illusion that when I reached adulthood every one of my problem would just magically solve itsellf just because... I already was a grown-up, an adult. And I've always thought that just because I was an adult everyone would respect me, that I wouldn't feel embarassed with anything anymore and all those things you think adults are safe from and don't go through. The reality though is... very different. So thank you Ashley for putting up this amazing and much needed podcast that is already helping and making feel I'm not the only going through all of these struggles! Amazing show and totally recommended! I'm already a fan!
Exploring Adulting! Love it
It's like Ashley looks into your brain and takes a look at the things that people moving into the adult life. The life lessons that come from living fearlessly into life. I think the struggle for many who feel like they are alone or going through things with out support. Cool concept.