Apr 13, 2021
In this episode, my guest, Amy Morin and I are discussing very important topics.
Amy Morin @amymorinauthor
I started my career as a psychotherapist thinking I’d use what
I’d learned in college to teach people how to be mentally strong. I
never imagined how much I was going to need to build my own mental
muscles. When I was 23, my mother passed away. When I was 26,
my husband passed away. Losing the two most important people in my
life made my interest in mental strength personal. With a
broken heart, I began studying people. I wanted to know why some
people felt stuck after they went through hard times and why other
people emerged from hardship feeling stronger than ever.
As I studied mental strength, I realized that mentally strong people didn’t just have good habits. They also avoided any unhealthy habits that could hold them back. In 2013, during one of my lowest points in my life, I wrote a letter to myself about all the things mentally strong people don’t do. When I was done, I had a list of 13 things that could rob me of mental strength if I let them. I found comfort in reading that letter. So a few days later, I published it online. I hoped someone else might find it helpful too. I never imagined it would resonate with so many people—but that letter was read by more than 50 million people. Within a matter of days, a literary agent called and suggested I write a book. And my life has never been the same.
Olyasha Novozhylova - NotBasicBlonde @notbasicblonde_
NotBasicBlonde Podcast - @nbbpodcast
Olyasha Novozhylova is the founder and creator of Not Basic Blonde, a fashion, and lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring young women to create an extraordinary style.
Graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Managerial Sciences, Olyasha successfully built a career in IT/Project Management, before she became a full time blogger.
A model, blogger, entrepreneur, author, and celebrity podcast host of NotBasicBlonde Podcast.
As the founder and host of NotBasicBlonde Podcast, where no topic is off limits, Olyasha provides millennials an ultimate guide on entrepreneurship, dating, marketing, self-development, astrology, spirituality, fashion, coaching, beauty, health & wellness.
Author of the children’s book
Cutie the Unicorn – It’s ok to be different, Olyasha teaches our younger generation how to express their individuality.
The Russian model led an impressive 15-year career in fashion and runway in Atlanta and overseas, as well as enjoying several acting roles.
Now a leading influencer, Olyasha shares her beauty, wellness, and fashion tips with an audience of over half a million.
As seen in YahooFinance, Jezebel magazine, Thrive, Medium, and Fashion Week Online magazines.
Olyasha has also partnered with brands such as Cartier, Revolve, PrettyLittleThing, PGA, Steve Madden, Too Faced, Vital Proteins, Tarte, DryBar, Drunk Elephant, etc.
When she’s not documenting her travels through the world, Olyasha is busy masterfully educating women how to create iconic looks with a mix of affordable and designer pieces, as well as offering makeup, skincare, and fitness tips to encourage her followers to live their best and most beautiful lives!