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Two best friends’ honest musings on life, happiness, health, and wine.

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Once upon a time in the quiet, peaceful village of Westerville, Ohio there were two freshman roommates named Nina and Liz. They boycotted washing dishes, made YouTube videos instead of studying, and thought they had life all figured out.

As it turned out, their journeys toward self-discovery and acceptance were only beginning (and still have a long way to go!). Now nearly a decade later the two of them have teamed up for their next big project, the Wine and Shine Podcast, a venture that seeks to inspire women to be their best and most authentic selves.

Ten Ways to Keep Your Space Clean

On Episode 25 we chatted with Melissa Maker, author of Clean My Space and host of the infamous Clean My Space YouTube channel that actually inspired Liz’s husband Zach to clean up his apartment act (or at least, complain about it a little less). The episode...
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Ep. 25 – Clean Your Space (and Laugh) – with Melissa Maker

We’re really excited to chat with today’s guest, Melissa Maker, because she helps us live happier lives. Melissa is an entrepreneur, cleaning expert, founder of Toronto’s most popular boutique cleaning service, and star of the Clean My Space channel on YouTube (but...
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Ep. 24 – Letting It Out with Katie Dalebout

Today we’re talking to our original podcast inspiration: the wonderful Katie Dalebout!!! She’s the enthusiastic host of the Let It Out podcast and a newly published author. Her book, Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling, is about why writing, expressing your...
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Ep. 23 – Catching up With Nina & Liz

It’s just the two of us, Liz and Nina, catching up while we drink kombucha and tea. We have more awesome guests coming up over the next few weeks (!!!), but we want to take some time to chat and share news in between all of the excitement. So… what should we call...
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Ep. 22 – We’re Almost 30 (and We’re Kind of Excited)

Today we’re talking to two wonderful ladies: Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik from the Almost 30 podcast. They’re like the cooler, LA version of Wine & Shine, so you’ll love them! Lindsey is an actress, singer, model and SoulCycle Instructor from a small town in...
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Ep. 21 – Kick Back, De-Stress, & Get Your Gut Right

Kelly Graham is Nina’s Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, AKA nutritional therapist. She helps clients overcome their fears, heal from the past, and nourish themselves through good food for the body. It’s not all about nutrition – it’s a wholistic approach to...
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Ep. 20 – Don’t Be Shackled By Someone Else’s Dream

Amanda Thomas McMeans is Liz’s boss, mentor, friend, and fellow showtunes fan. She is the Founder and President of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach their...
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Ep. 19 – Discussing the F Word: Feminism

The “F word” doesn’t have to be bad!  Today we have two awesome guests, Ashley Stacey and Christine Horvath. They both have degrees in Women’s Studies and they’re here for a big juicy conversation about feminism!  Christine has her own show, Babes to Know, in which...
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Ep. 18 – Gettin’ Jiggy: Hip Hop Dance with Martha Martin

Some people avoid exercise because it’s just not enjoyable for them, but we contend that there’s something for everyone.  The key to enjoying grind time at the gym (or your living room) is finding something you enjoy!  Liz LOVES hip hop dance, so she completely geeked...
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Ep. 17 – In the Kitchen with “Simply Taylor” Riggs

Taylor Riggs, RD, LDN is a health and wellness blogger and featured dietician on Good Day Columbus, the Huffington Post, and tons of other amazing publications.  Even cooler, she recently published her own cookbook!  Today we discuss all of that, along with her paleo...
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About Nina

Nina Boyce is a middle school choir director in Columbus Ohio. She shares her love for music and teaching with a passion for health and wellness. Her quest to live a more holistic life began in the fall of 2015 after facing her struggles with anxiety head on, turning to an all-natural lifestyle to regain control of her health and happiness. Exploring and embracing the world of nutrition, yoga, and meditation,

Nina is driven to help other women find the balance needed to live confident and fulfilled lives. When she isn’t teaching or podcasting, you can find her attending to her favorite yoga classes, enjoying a nice glass of wine, and spending free time with her closest friends, husband, and pup Jaxon. A believer in finding the ability to truly love yourself from the inside out, she is excited to embark on this journey with all of you.

About Liz

Liz Garster helps people across the country achieve financial freedom through her work in the credit union movement. A recovering perfectionist, she’s on a mission to live a more present, mindful life free of negative self-talk and people pleasing. In doing so, she has made a commitment to surround herself with positive, inspiring people who value a life of balance in health, family, and career.

Off the airwaves you can find Liz breaking it down at a hip-hop dance class, working on her yoga practice, taking long walks with her dog Kobe and husband Zach, or reading a business best-seller over coffee. She looks forward to celebrating this journey into podcast land and learning and growing from all of the experiences it brings!

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