A Dose of Inspiration w/ Michelle Lenae

Meet Michelle Lenae, Founder & Host of Christ over Culture Podcast. She was definitely put on this earth to inspire. Christ over Culture is a podcast for Christian millennials who wish to seek or renew their relationship with Christ. New episodes air every 2nd and 4th Wednesday on iTunes, GooglePlay and Stitcher. It features inspirational conversations with everyday millennials who share their life stories, lessons learned and ways to keep Christ first in our lives, in today’s society. It’s a must listen! Our favorite is the 3 part series with Brie Daniels.

Here is what Michelle had to say:

What inspires your fire (what inspires you)?
God, my family, my community, and my friends; that’s what inspires my fire! I love all of them! They encourage me, challenge me, and inspire me to give back.

What piece of advice would you give your 16 year old self?
Take a deep breath boo, slow down, but keep the same spunk that you have as a teenager in your later years. You’ll need that. You’ll need that to constantly believe that you are a fearless woman, even when (it seems like) you have everything to fear, and you’ll need that to believe that the world is your oyster, because the world is undoubtedly yours. Never ever give up the spunk. Dream big dreams my love and then pursue them with reckless abandon. You are the co-creator of your dreams…paint your dream life with God.

On boys…because let’s face it, it was the vein of our existence in high school. Nobody said it better than Cristina Yang herself, Grey’s Anatomy “Don’t [ever] let what he wants eclipse what you need. He’s very dreamy, but he is not the sun. You are.”

What’s one healthy habit that keeps you going and why?
I run and pray together. Running clears my mind and prayer keeps me balanced. The combo is a win-win. I can stay fine all year long and spend time with God. I love running outside because I’m reminded of God’s nature and creation, it’s a beautiful thing.


You can follow Christ over Culture on Instagram, Facebook and also check out her lastest episode on Soundcloud, iTunes, or Stitcher.

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A Dose of Inspiration w/ Taylor Hayden

Meet Taylor The Traveler and creator behind the blog Taylor Takes a Trip. She describes herself as a twenty-something year Houston native with an obsession for travel, having fun, & creating new life experiences.

Taylor inspires our fire because she didn’t wait for opportunity, she created it. Her travel and lifestyle blog will inspire you to own who you are, do what you love and of course travel the world.

Here is what Taylor had to say:

What inspires your fire?

Surrounding myself with like-minded women, peers and/or elders, is one sure way to add fuel to my fire! It’s an exhilarating feeling to see various women not only sustain an accomplished career, but living in their purpose. That’s the true definition of being successful, in my opinion.

What piece of advice would you give to your 16 yr old self?

Haha, there’s a list of things I would like to tell my 16 year old self. If I had to choose one, I would say “Nothing is is as scary as it may seem.” I use to be so afraid to do certain things, and I would allow fear to dictate my decisions, which did nothing but hold me back from potential blessings. As I grew older, I knew the type of life I wanted to live and the person I wanted to become and remaining a “scary person” wasn’t going to help me to get where I wanted to be. When I started overcoming little fears, I would always think to myself, “why was I even afraid of doing that in the first place?!”

What’s one healthy habit that keeps you going? 

Praying on a daily basis is my oldest healthy habit, but a new habit I’m working on growing more accustomed to is “becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable.” I believe that in order to reach your maximum potential, enduring challenges and expanding your horizons is a must. It’s sure enough one the best ways to reveal hidden qualities that you probably never knew you had.


For more on Taylor, travel tips and inspiration be sure to check out her website.
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A Dose of Inspiration w/ Aysia Woods

Meet Aysia Woods, The Professional People Gatherer. Her expertise is connecting  people and  creating moments through unforgettable events.

Aysia inspires our fire because she took a leap a faith and decided to create the career she wanted instead of caving into the pressures of society. You can now find her gathering people through the Art of Journey meet ups or by cultivating beautiful experiences through event planning.

We caught up with her to pick her brain a bit!


What piece of advice would you tell your 16 year old self?
What’s one healthy habit that keeps you going?


Aysia is based in DC. If you’re ready to take your event to the next level or just feel like getting inspired check out her website AsyiaWoods.com.


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