Channel Casimir, the brains and beauty behind the motivational brand "Complex Simplicity", chops it up with Squirrel Rosenberg. It's another Jewel filled podcast as Channel holds nothing back. Her journey begins growing up in the quintessential 2 parent, 2 child household. Mom was brutally honest; as a result of the difficult life she experienced growing up, whereas Dad is the more diplomatic, nurturing and loving type. "My dad is everything to me, he was the man who taught me how I should be treated, without having to verbally say it. He taught me with his actions.", one of the many profound jewels dropped throughout this refreshing podcast. Listen as Channel shares her insecurities growing up taller and thicker than the other girls in middle and high school. However, with reassurance from her brother and family, she realized and owned her beauty. This gave her the confidence to forge her own lane and sense of fashion in college, which she revered. Ruled under the astrological sign of Leo, Channel speaks of her loyalty and bossy swagger which has propelled her to host her show, "Candid talk with Channel". As a star to look out for, Channel Casimir harnesses a simple approach to navigate the complexity of life. Enjoy.
Born and raised in Clermont St. Ann, Jamaica to a mother who gave him away at 2 years old, Don Reid had no immediate family members. A poor, malnourished little boy, he found himself being mothered by Miss Louise (Miss Lu), a complete stranger.
Don reflects on his past, including going to Clermont All-Age School; which was approximately 4 miles from his house. He walked it bare-footed as he had no shoes. In his small community, he was known as the little boy that was given away. However, he was extremely bright and well read. A spelling bee champion and involved in the schools' Drama Club, Don Reid did not allow his circumstances to dictate his future. Don shares of his 1st unconditional love and support system, which came from Rev. Tuller, the local pastor from his church. "I'm proud of you", words that stuck with Don as he reflects on the impact of that relationship; Rev Teller treated him like a son. High school was a complete 180 degree turn for Don. The onslaught of puberty & the assumed freedom to attend or not to attend high school had him on a path to failure. Don recalls a high school friend who embraced him unfortunately was a certified loser. Due to his influence on Don, they would ‘go to school and do everything; except go to school'. Certified the class dunce, he was still able to finish 19th out 40 students.
After a stern and sincere discussion with the principal, coupled with the threat of Miss Lu's belt, Don straightened up and became a straight-A student. Don shares his journey into the medical field via a threat, and his transition into the banking profession. The undeserved care and advice from the people God has placed so strategically throughout his life allowed Don to confidently walk through all doors that were opening.
"Throughout all these experiences, I have learned to laugh at myself", among the many jewels dropped by this ‘little boy that was given away', now known as Don Reid. Enjoy this riveting, honest and hilarious SQR Podcast production.