Meriam & Ashley: Owning Your Well Being


Sherley is a Haitian-American flight attendant who served eight years in the US Army Reserve. Her journey with Femme Naturelle began in 2012 as a way to build a safe space, a community to uplift and empower women in relationships transitioning out of crisis. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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In this episode, we are joined by Caregiver Advocate, Meriam Boldewijn, Author of “Caregiver 2.0 From Burnout to Powerhouse” from The Netherlands and Stage IV Cancer Caregiver, Ashley from Ohio. 

Burnout is real. Unhappiness is real. How do we stay motivated to get through burnout? How do we find support and peace while taking care of our loved ones? What tips are there for self care, for handling stress before it gets to an unmanageable state? Is it normal to grieve the lives we thought we’d have while in the midst of the life thrown our way? Even in our selflessness, how do we fight to get the best care not just for our loved ones but for ourselves? These are all great questions to meditate on and we just that here. So let’s dive into all of the above in this episode.  Grab your earphones and let’s listen!

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Meriam Boldewijn is a devoted wife, inspiring author, caregiver advocate, motivational speaker, and business entrepreneur. She is the author of Caregiver 2.0: From Burnout to Powerhouse and the founder and proud owner of Caregiver 2.0, a 6-week online program that offers support, coaching, and life skills to caregivers all over the world.


Ashley Jackson is a graduate of Xavier University, where she studied Finance and Human Resources (HR). Then went onto receiving her master’s degree in Human Resources Management, which she spent 10+ years of her professional career practicing. After Ashley’s husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer in stage 4, then beat that cancer with a 35% chance of survival, Ashley came to know her purpose in life. 

Timeless Dream Events was born out of her pain and its mission and vision is to provide terminally ill people and their family members with a “timeless dream event” that will celebrate life and love. She plans various events, at minimal notice due to each unique and sensitive situation. She is a Caregiver Advocate and is an admin of a Facebook group called Caring the Caregiver: Treat Yo Self ( Most recently Ashley has become an author of Lost Travel Found: Turning Pain into Purpose, which can be found on Amazon, Target, & Barnes & Noble’s websites! Ashley has been humbled by being able to turn her own pain into being a blessing to others.

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TikTok: @timelessdreamevents

Clubhouse: @timelessdream


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