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Girls in Real Life

English, Education, 3 seasons, 141 episodes, 4 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes
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Women have been conditioned by society to be, act, and think a certain way. Here at GIRLS IRL, we encourage women to challenge societal norms and embrace their femininity so they can live a fearless and filter-free life. Join your host, Mariah Clayton, every Monday as she educates, inspires, and motivates you through light hearted conversations each week.
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Breaking Free from Self-Sabotage: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviors

Happy Monday girlies! In today's episode, we dive deep into the issue of self-sabotage and explore how it can hold us back from achieving our true potential. Whether it's procrastination, perfectionism, or negative self-talk, self-sabotaging behaviors can silently impair our personal and professional lives. Join Mariah as she discusses the psychological roots of self-sabotage while offering you inspiration and concrete steps on how to break free from the cycle.  SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
7/22/202434 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Harsh Reality of an Unplanned Pregnancy

Happy Monday girlies! This week marks the 2 year anniversary of Mariah finding out she was pregnant. In this episode, she dives deep about the feelings, thoughts, and emotions she experienced during her unplanned pregnancy and how they shaped her experience. She discusses thoughts of abortion, mourning her past self, and feelings of resentment. But more than that, she expresses how much her son has changed her life for the better. SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
7/8/202450 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Power of Your Choices//Your Decisions Matter...

Do you ever feel torn between what you want to do and what you believe you *should* do? 🤔 In this episode, Mariah explores the powerful concept of choices and how they shape our lives. Dive into the discussion about the balance between making our own decisions and aligning with a greater purpose. SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
6/24/202446 minutes, 4 seconds
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2024 Summer Bucket List!!

Happy Monday girlies! Apologies for my 2 week hiatus... My hard drive gave out on me 😭 But we are finally BACK! Summer is here, and it's time to make the most of every sunny day! In today's episode, I am sharing the ultimate 2024 Summer Bucket List so we can create a summer to remember ☀️🍉🏝Sidenote: please ignore my Memorial Day reference... this was recorded weeks ago now at this point lol. 
6/10/202431 minutes, 28 seconds
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Stop Blaming People for Your Downfall//How to Handle Rejection and Move on from Situations That Don’t Go Your Way

Happy Monday girlies! Rejection and setbacks are inevitable parts of life, but how we handle them can make all the difference. In this episode, Mariah dives into the art of taking responsibility for your own journey, letting go of blame, and moving forward with resilience and grace.FOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
5/20/202437 minutes, 10 seconds
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Surviving my First Year of Motherhood: Advice for Young/New Moms

Happy Monday girlies! And happy belated Mother's Day to all my fellow mamas out there 💐 Becoming a mother is a beautiful journey, but it comes with its fair share of challenges and uncertainties - especially in the first year. In this episode, I am reflecting on my personal journey through the joys and struggles of motherhood and giving advice to any other first-time-moms out there! SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
5/13/202450 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Achieve a Balanced Life

Are you constantly juggling various responsibilities? Overwhelmed with life? Stressed?? You are not alone! In this episode, we dive into strategies and insights to help you find harmony and balance in your life. From setting healthy boundaries to managing time effectively to prioritizing your values, this episode provides the tools you need to create a life that feels balanced and fulfilling 💖SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
5/7/202431 minutes, 32 seconds
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Things I Wish I knew Sooner (As a Woman)

Happy Monday girlies! On today's episode, Mariah is sharing valuable insight on the things she wished she sooner as a woman! From practical tips on different types of underwear and hair removal methods to important lessons on setting boundaries and embracing your own authenticity, this episode covers it all!SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
4/29/202441 minutes, 15 seconds
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This is How You're Going to Reinvent Yourself and Change the Narrative of Your Life

Happy Monday girlies! In today's episode, we dive into the transformative power of reinvention and self-discovery. Listen as we explore how to break free from limiting beliefs and societal expectations that hold us back from becoming our ideal self. Mariah  discusses practical strategies for challenging negative thoughts, shifting habits, and embracing change. Whether you're unmotivated, dealing with personal struggles, or simply seeking a fresh start, this episode offers guidance and motivation to take control of your journey and create a life aligned with your dreams and values. It's never too late to reinvent yourself.SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
4/22/202445 minutes, 12 seconds
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Spring is for the Girls

Happy Monday girlies :) Today's episode is short but fun! Mariah is sharing a list of Spring activities to do by yourself or with your girlfriends. These girly springtime activities are perfect for embracing the beauty of the season and creating cherished memories!SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
4/15/202427 minutes, 20 seconds
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Older, Hotter, Wiser//Everything I Learned in my Past Year of Life

Happy Monday girlies! This week is Mariah's birthday reflections episode. She is sharing a list of things she has learned in her past year of life to take with her into the new one. Listen as she talks candidly about what she went through and how it has helped shape her thoughts today. SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
4/8/202443 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Secret's Out...

Happy Monday girlies! Today is the day that Mariah shares the secret of what she's been working on the past few months 👀 She talks about the process of it all and how to overcome fear and doubt while starting a new venture! Hope y'all are excited for what's to come ☺️SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
4/1/202441 minutes, 5 seconds
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We FINALLY Moved!!!!

Happy Monday girlies!! I have missed you ❤️ It has been pure chaos over here with the big move, celebrating Ace's birthday, home renovations, and soooo much more. I'm so glad I was finally able to find some time to sit down and chat with you. I am catching y'all up on everything that has been going on these past 2 weeks and also chit chat about some other random things! Hope you enjoy 😘SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
3/25/202434 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to Stop Rejecting Change and Embrace Your New Life

Hiiii girlies! I know this is not our scheduled day for episodes, but it has been pure CHAOS over here. As you know Justin and I are in the process of moving into our new home and trying to get situated which is a lot in and of itself. Throw in having a birthday party for a one year old in the same weekend and I'm sure you can just imagine how all over the place we have been. I do apologize for the late upload, but still wanted to get up something this week for y'all!Today's episode is all about embracing change and leaning into your new life instead of rejecting or denying it. Change is the one constant thing that can be expected, but a lot of times we are never truly prepared for it. I am sharing with you all my experience with big life changes and how to positively cope with that change. I hope you enjoy! SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
3/6/202430 minutes, 33 seconds
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This is How You're Going to Fix Your Relationship With the Gym

How are we in the last week of February already!?!? Anyways, happy Monday girlies :) Today's episode is all about fixing your relationship with the gym and fitness! Thanks to society, a lot of women don't work out because they want to but because they feel like they HAVE to. Which in turn conditions us to have a negative relationship with fitness, food, and our bodies. Listen as Mariah gives you all the tips on how to overcome your resistance to the gym and enter your fitness era for GOOD 😍SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
2/26/202442 minutes, 5 seconds
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Turning Your Delusions Into Reality - How to Manifest Your Dream Life

Happy Monday girlies! Today's episode is all about being delulu 🤪 But moreso how to turn those delusions into your real life! Mariah is giving you all the inside scoop on how to manifest your dream life and turn your delusions into reality! She talks about what manifestation is, answers the question does it actually work, and gives you 5 steps on how you can implement manifesting into your own life so you can have the life of your dreams. SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
2/19/202437 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Truth About Self Love...

Happy loveeeeee week girlies! On today's episode, Mariah is talking all about self-love. She discusses her personal struggles with accepting herself, questioning if self love can be toxic, and leaving you with 5 steps on how to achieve unconditional self love for yourself ♡SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
2/12/202434 minutes, 31 seconds
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Important Life Updates//Daycare Nightmare, House Updates, ACOTAR Foreverrrrr, Grammy Thoughts

Happy *Tuesday* girlies. I apologize for missing last week and also for the late upload this week. But hopefully today's episode explains and excuses me for my absence 👀 Enjoy this long winded rant about what's been going on in my life and my thoughts on what's been going on in the world that nobody asked for :) SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
2/6/202434 minutes, 44 seconds
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EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Starting a Podcast in 2024

If you've ever thought about starting a podcast, then today's episode is just for you! Today I am sharing all of my knowledge and tips on how you can make your thoughts a reality. From how to get started to equipment needed to monetization... I pretty much cover all the bases. I know this episode isn't my usual content and not for everyone, but it's here for the girlies who need it. We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week. Leave any additional questions in the comments 💋SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
1/22/202454 minutes, 19 seconds
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This is Why Self Reflection is Important...

Happy Monday girlies! Today Mariah is sharing the importance of why self reflection is important and can be beneficial to our lives. But instead of just telling you she is showing you 👀 by playing the Skin Deep The {     } And game - self edition. Listen as she gets extremely transparent and vulnerable answering questions that cause her to look deeper inside herself. And yes.... she does cry 😂SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
1/15/202449 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Build a Routine and STICK TO IT

How are we feeling 2 weeks into the new year girlies? 👀 Today's episode is all about creating routines and being consistent in doing them. Mariah shares insight on why it can be difficult for us to stick to a routine, tips and tricks on how to create a routine, habit stacking, and more! Consider this your sign to keep going... You got this ♡SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
1/8/202437 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Fresh Start... My 2024 Goals + Habits

It's officially 2024!! The Holiday season is over and done, and now it's time to get locked in for the new year. Today, Mariah is sharing her goals for 2024 and the habits she wants to start in order to be the best version of herself! SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured on an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:@girlsirlpod@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate the podcast and leave us a 5-star review!
1/1/202444 minutes, 18 seconds
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Getting Real About: Fall Fashion Trends 2023

Fall is upon us and the fashion girlies have not let us forget, okay?! Today, Mariah is discussing all of the fashion trends she's been seeing for the upcoming season. From the gorgeous cherry red to the hideous ballet flats she's giving y'all the tea on trends she'll absolutely be partaking in and the ones that should've stayed in the vault. SHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured in an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:Instagram: @girlsirlpod TikTok: @girlsirlpodHost: @mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate and review!
9/18/202345 minutes, 24 seconds
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Getting Real About: Passion for Fashion//How to Find Your Personal Style with Regan Bartley

Let's face it... in a trend focused world it can be pretty difficult to find what your "style" really is. Pulling inspiration from celebrities, Pinterest, and social media can be a guideline for some and more confusion for others. We may find ourselves asking the question, "Do I like this for me, or do I just like it on her?" Today's episode Mariah and her guest Regan are sharing their tips for how to find your personal style so that hopefully you can thrive fashionably and exude the energy you always wanted!Regan is a content creator, fashion enthusiast, and entrepreneur who is the owner of Bartley Brand. She offers personal styling and closest clean out services in order to inspire individuals to build versatile and essential looks. She prides herself on helping her clients meet the most fashionable version of themselves!Connect With Regan:InstagramTikTokStyling ServicesSHARE YOUR STORY:Want your story featured in an upcoming episode? Head over to our website and tell us everything: www.girlsirlpod.comFOLLOW US:InstagramTikTokYouTube@mariahclayton_Don't forget to rate and review!
7/24/202338 minutes, 43 seconds