In the Spotlight with Tanya Geisler, featuring Tiffany Han

Hand raiser and yes sayer, Tiffany Han is a branding strategist for highly-creative women and host of the Raise Your Hand Say Yes podcast and co-host of the How to be Remarkable podcast. The love child of Terry Gross and Don Draper, she crafts programs and resources that not only help female entrepreneurs be more successful in their creative business but also have as much fun as possible. In her spare time (ha!), she starts as many dance parties as she can with her husband and twin daughters. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out more at and go behind the scenes on Instagram @thetiffanyhan.

In the Spotlight with Tanya Geisler, featuring Jen Brown

Jen is a Trail Running and Triathlon Coach as well as the founder of Sparta Chicks, a community and coaching business that supports women who participate in endurance sports and outdoor adventures to chase their dreams (in sport and life) with less anxiety, fear and self-doubt and instead with more confidence. A former Corporate Lawyer, Jen now specialises in coaching women and is an author, speaker and the host of the Sparta Chicks Radio podcast. In her spare time, Jen can be found drinking coffee or exploring her beloved trails throughout the world heritage listed Blue Mountains, outside Sydney, Australia.


It's Only Love That Matters

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Right there at the fish counter of my grocery store, I had this overwhelming pang that I was feeling a quart low of love. No, that’s not right. Not a quart low of feeling LOVE. More like a quart low of WITNESSING love. I was witnessing a lot of pain and a lot of alone and a lot of neglect around me.

As I waited for the fishmonger to wrap up my shrimp, my thoughts turned to three very different conversations with three brilliant women the day before that all culminated into one strange and mysterious point:

You are surrounded by guides, guardians and angels.
We all are.
But if you wish for support, you must ask for it.
Because of free will, they will not just show up.
They are waiting to be asked. Petition them clearly.
And then watch what happens next.

Alrighty then.

Hey Guides. TG here. I would love to witness an act of love please. It would mean something like everything to me right now.

And with that, I turned away from the fish counter and almost ran over an elderly man with my cart.

The same old man with a walker that I had impatiently tried to pass earlier as I was entering the store, my shopping list burning a hole in my hand and a day’s worth of to-dos to wrap up in four scant hours.

"If you wish for support,
you must ask for it!"


He gestured to the shrimp in my cart excitedly.

“So good. SO GOOD!” he exclaimed with a heavy Italian accent.

Yes, yes they are, I replied politely, totally captivated by the light that still danced in his milky eyes.

He told me that he liked them because they were soft on his sore teeth. He proceeded to tell me how he liked to prepare his shrimp. (This seems to be a recurring theme for me...being explained in great and elaborate detail how to prepare fish by elderly Italian folks.)

He then told me about his wife, his son. He showed me the missing basket on his walker. A cab driver didn’t return it. He was cross at first, but hey, we all make mistakes, he shrugged.

He told me he had had a good life. And that he was ready to go. But first, shrimp, he laughed.

I told him I was preparing shrimp just like he said, for my own father with sore teeth.

You are good woman of love. An angel, I think, he said. And took my hand. I didn’t want to let go.

But when I did, I reached over to give him a hug.

As I hugged him, I remembered Rosa’s truth...the same truth I shared on my Instagram feed not two days ago, but clearly my Guides felt I needed to be reminded once again myself:

It’s only love that matters.

Yes. That.

Got it?

And please don’t forget. Ever.
Ask for what you need.


In the Spotlight with Tanya Geisler, featuring Ricardo McRae

Ricardo  is committed to creativity and commerce working together. Today, he’s bringing creativity to life as the Host of The Framing Podcast on iTunes, and helping families across Canada as a licensed Financial Advisor. Prior to his most recent endeavours, Ricardo was the Creative Director of a boutique consultancy, Wedge15 and the Creator of - Canada’s leading source on Black Excellence reaching over 1M people in 100 countries with 30K+ fans and followers. He studied Fine Arts and Business at the University of Windsor and the Ontario College of Art and Design before acquiring his Project Management designation and becoming an award winning entrepreneur and TEDx speaker.