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That's So Maven by The Healthy Maven

That's So Maven is a weekly health and wellness podcast from blogger Davida Lederle of The Healthy Maven. That's so Maven interviews "mavens" and shakers in the health, wellness and business spheres helping to tackle some of life's biggest challenges in leading a balanced and intentional lifestyle. This podcast is meant to inspire, entertain and above all — find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone in your struggles.
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Feb 20, 2019

Mentioned in this episode:

Ann Marie Gianni Skincare has generously offered That's So Maven listeners 15% off anything on their site! Use code MAVEN15 at checkout to save! SHOP HERE → http://bit.ly/2R4N62f

The Art of Gathering...what does this really mean? To be honest, up until a few months ago I didn't think too much about the art of gathering, or if it existed at all. People can simply just come together in a space and enjoy themselves, right? Wrong. While gatherings can certainly happen spontaneously and still be enjoyable, there is much more to a successful and meaningful gathering. And the work that you put in ahead of time certainly is worth it. How do we know this? Thanks to Priya Parker, a conflict-resolution mediator and gatherings consultant.

Priya is also the founder of Thrive Labs, where she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings. She's the author of The Art of Gathering and is truly transforming the thought and practice that goes into creating meaningful gatherings, something that we do every day of our lives. This episode is applicable to everybody, whether you love to host dinner parties, find yourself in frequent meetings at your office or are deep in the wedding season circuit. There's something for everyone!  

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Follow Priya:

Website: https://www.priyaparker.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/priyaparker/ 

Facebook: https://twitter.com/priyaparker 

Book: https://www.priyaparker.com/thebook 

Feb 13, 2019

Camp Wellness: http://bit.ly/cw-bootcamp 

Listen to last year's episode with Curt: http://bit.ly/2STXcYC

It's the Valentine's Day episode! Or at least, it's the day before Valentine's Day...you get it! After last year's episode with my husband (then fiancé) Curt Lederle seemed to really resonate with you guys so I asked if he'd come back and join me again this year. Fortunately, I didn't seem to traumatize him too much after last year's episode and he happily said yes. So today's episode is all about what's changed, what hasn't changed and what's coming up next now that we're married.

A few other topics we tackle:

  • Did we know we were meant to be together when we met?
  • How we managed long distance
  • Best advice for supporting your SO when they’re going through job searching and transitioning jobs?
  • Is Curt into health and wellness?
  • What are you two most excited about that’s coming up?

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Feb 6, 2019

Camp Wellness Bootcamp: http://bit.ly/cw-bootcamp 

Human Design Quiz: https://www.jovianarchive.com/get_your_chart 

Amanda's booking page: https://www.intuitivegalaxy.com/readings/ 

Human Design - Have you heard of it? Up until a few months ago I hadn't either. As a total astrology and personality testing nerd, it's no surprise that as soon as I discovered Human Design, I was obsessed. In some ways I believe that the universe meant for me to discover it because for months I kept having people bring it up with me and ask me what my design is? I knew it was time to dig in full-force when past podcast guest, Kelsey Patel connected me with a Human Design reader. And that's how I met today's podcast guest, Amanda Green from Intuitive Galaxy.

So what is human design? Great question! To be honest, I think the show does a much better job at explaining it than I can do here, but in essence it is a personality test (of sorts) that combines astrology, the I-Ching, Kabbalah and the Chakra system. It's comprehensive and has many many pieces to it (hence the need for a reading!). You can get a quick overview of your design by putting in your full birthdate here. But to get a good sense of the system, have a listen to today's episode and hear what it's like to get a reading. Enjoy!

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Follow Amanda + Intuitive Galaxy:

Website: https://www.intuitivegalaxy.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/intuitivegalaxy/ 

 

Jan 30, 2019

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I love when I meet readers and people who follow The Healthy Maven and they're surprised that I'm pretty much the same human in person as I am online. I suck at lying so even if I wanted to live an alternate persona, there's no way anyone would buy it. Of course, I tend to have the same reaction when I meet people in real life. I'm not going to lie, I've been disappointed a few times, but most of the time it's pretty much as expected. And then sometimes you meet someone you follow and they're not only as cool as their online persona, but actually cooler. This, my friends, is Lily Diamond. I had the privilege of meeting Lily a few months ago during our trip with Earthbound Farms. Meeting Lily was like meeting a way cooler version of myself while simultaneously hoping she doesn't think I'm a huge weirdo (I am for the record). She's just one of those people.

I think what I admire most about Lily is how she keeps it real. I've always valued authenticity. Not in the 2019 sense of overexposure and word vomit vulnerability, but in being thoughtful with your words and sharing with intention. So today on the show we're chatting about honesty, Lily's own health and wellness journey and how she's navigated many shifts in her life. It's a good one!

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Follow Lily + Kale & Caramel:

Website: https://www.kaleandcaramel.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilydiamond/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaleandcaramel 

Book: https://www.kaleandcaramel.com/kale-caramel-cookbook-recipes-for-body-heart-and-table/ 

Jan 23, 2019

Mentioned in this episode:

Ann Marie Gianni Skincare has generously offered That's So Maven listeners 15% off anything on their site! Use code MAVEN15 at checkout to save! SHOP HERE → http://bit.ly/2R4N62f


My Skincare Routine:

Cleanser: http://bit.ly/2DqS3iq

Makeup removing cleanser: http://bit.ly/2M1iLDp

Toner: http://bit.ly/2KFxgrT

Serum: http://bit.ly/2MdgvZG

Moisturizing Oil (for PM): http://bit.ly/2sFNrij

Moisturizer with SPF (for AM): http://bit.ly/2hsml8y

Other products I love:

Mother Dirt Cleanser: http://bit.ly/2HmoyCe (very affordable!)

SW Basics Oil Serum: http://bit.ly/2U8vi8w (affordable)

Ann Marie Neroli Toner: http://bit.ly/2FRCpOI

Ann Marie Prebiotic Serum: http://bit.ly/2DrOjwV

Ann Marie Clay exfoliant: http://bit.ly/2RWvQkn

...list could go on! Check out more here: http://bit.ly/2PwqECD

My Skincare Journey: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (<- this one has pictures)

Skincare! Probably my favorite topic to discuss. What started out of necessity - I woke up one day with horrible hormonal acne all over my face, chest and back - has turned into a real passion of mine. I never thought I'd see that day when a) I would be acne free and b) I would actually be grateful for my acne for teaching me all about skincare and how to take care of and protect my skin. But I have to give credit where credit is due and my skin would not be what it is without my #1 skincare guru, Katie Woods. Katie is a holistic esthetician and the owner of Ritual Skincare. She gives the most glorious facials and between those answers my millions of questions about skincare. So it was due time she join me on the show!

On today's episode we're chatting all about Katie's journey in skincare, why she decided on holistic skincare and we're getting into her best tips for taking care of your skin. We're also discussing natural hair removal with sugaring and answering YOUR skincare questions. I'm so excited to share Katie's unlimited amounts of skincare wizardry with you today!

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Follow Katie + Ritual Skincare:

Website: https://ritual-skincare.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ritual_skincare/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RitualSkincareSF/ 

Jan 16, 2019

It's hard to believe that it took 88 episodes to finally start talking about boobs. Yes, you read that correctly, BOOBS. Or perhaps more appropriately, breast health. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart and one that I think as women (and men!) we need to be talking about more. I could not have asked for a better or more knowledgable guest to come on the show and share her wisdom. Paige More (better known as Paige Previvor on the 'gram) never meant to become an advocate for breast health. It wasn't until she was diagnosed in her early 20s with the BRCA 1 gene mutation that she even considered the health of her breasts. From there her life flipped upside down.

It started with an Instagram image as she went in for a preventative double mastectomy at age 24. From there she was introduced to a community of women that she never knew existed. Since then she's launched The Breasties and become an advocate for breast education and story-telling around women with the breast cancer gene mutations and breast cancer survivors. She is, without question, a huge inspiration to so many - myself included.

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Follow Paige:

Website: https://www.paigeprevivor.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paige_previvor/ 

The Breasties: https://www.paigeprevivor.com/breasties-1/ 

Jan 9, 2019

As 2019 has kicked off and sorts of health resolutions and goals are being thrown around, I oftentimes find myself having defend the broader definition of health. It's easy to think that health is all about what you eat and how you move. Are these two things important? Absolutely. But they don't tell the whole story. Health is also about relationships, including the ones you have with your broader community and the one you have with yourself. It's about conviction in your beliefs and support and understanding for those whose beliefs may be different than yours. It's about self-care...however different that might look each day. Today on the show we're jumping into all these topics and more with the incredible Jerico Mandybur.

Jerico Mandybur is an accomplished writer, editor, speaker, podcaster, and the author/tarot deck creator. By day, she’s the editorial director for Girl Boss. By night, she’s a tarot reader, reiki healer, and mentor. Most impressively, Jerico has been able to fuse her passions together in her awesome podcast, Self-Service.

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Follow Jerico:

Website: https://www.jericomandybur.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerico.mandybur/?hl=en 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jerico_m 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerico.999 

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/self-service/id1331159494 

 

Jan 2, 2019

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Stay up-to-date on Camp Wellness: http://bit.ly/2CL4sxf

Follow The Healthy Maven on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2LLyKTp

Get Weekly Affirmations straight to your inbox: http://bit.ly/2TnNTg7

Show notes with Kathryn Budig:

I'm thrilled to welcome Kathryn Budig to the show. Kathryn is an internationally renowned and respected yoga instructor. She also runs a podcast of her own with her wife Kate Fagan (who I also love!). Kathryn is someone who I deeply admire for her introspection, self-compassion and for inspiring me to deepen my yoga practice. But in today's episode we're going beyond just yoga and why no one can be defined by a single thing.

While Kathryn may have started her career as a yoga instructor she is, as we chat about, so much more than this. This episode really spoke to me as I evolve more in my personal and professional life and move through the rocky transition of change. Kathryn is reminding me that change and growth is a positive thing and not to resist the process.

Follow Kathryn on Instagram 
Check-out Kathryn's Podcast: Free Cookies

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Dec 19, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

Curt's Dad's article: http://bit.ly/2Lj7FH8 

I'm having a hard time believing 2018 is coming to an end. At the same time I also feel a deep sense of relief that it is and am looking forward to welcoming in a new year and a clean slate. Though to be fair, I don't necessarily believe that come Jan 1 everything resets, but just by nature of having some time off around this time of year I have more time for reflection and brain space to consider what changes I might want to implement. It could just as easily happen on July 23rd (or any other day) but Jan 1 works for me...and seemingly the rest of the world!

With more reflection time comes a new podcast episode where I'm sharing some things I'm afraid to tell you about 2018. The "things I'm afraid to tell you" series was inspired by Jess Lively (who also has a great podcast!) and I've shared my own version of it in the past. This time it comes to you in podcast form because these days it feels like the easiest and safest way for me to communicate my feelings with you. Because to be totally transparent with you: this year was HARD. That's not to say it's been all negative, it's just required a lot of reflection, intention and accepting that growth isn't always easy or fun.

As I look back I certainly notice all the challenging moments, but there's also been some incredible ones. My husband and I committed to life together. I fulfilled my passion of bringing together women into a safe community with Camp Wellness. San Francisco 100% feels like home.

It's been a year of a lot of highs and lows and some of them I haven't shared a whole lot with you. So in today's podcast episode I'm throwing it all out there and letting you in on the things I'm afraid to tell you and how I'm setting intentions as we go into 2019. Enjoy!

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Dec 12, 2018

Mentioned in the episode:

Tanya's blog post, Being Behind-the-Scenes in the Wellness World

Camp Wellness Bootcamp

Emotional Freedom Technique: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/what-is-eft-tapping/ 

Bettina Bogar: http://www.bettinabogar.com/ 

Today's episode is a very special one! Over the past year you've gotten to know my operations manager, Tanya through her story and work she's shared here on THM. She is an invaluable member of Team Maven and everyday I feel so so grateful to know her and work with her.

Not only is she my go-to sounding board, but she's also wise behind her years. I know so many of you enjoyed her post on Working BTS In The Wellness Space so we decided we'd go in depth on the show and discuss her journey and what being behind-the-scenes is really like. We also have a very candid conversation about social media and its affects on all of us. Enjoy our chat!

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Tanya's journey to working behind-the-scenes in wellness
  • Not pursuing a dietetics internship and her experience with IIN
  • Why she chose not to become a health coach
  • How she landed her first job in the wellness space
  • How we met and began working together + what it's really like working with me
  • What you don't see working BTS with a blogger
  • Social media and why she doesn't use it
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Connect with Tanya at operations@thehealthymaven.com

Dec 5, 2018

Mentioned in the episode:

This episode's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Enter code "Healthy Maven" at checkout to receive 50% off your first box

Capsule Wardrobe: http://www.stylebee.ca/10-x-10-challenge/ 

It feels like I've been waiting years to have an episode like this week's. For one, I've wanted to chat with Lee Vosburgh for a long time. Additionally, I've wanted to have a show dedicated to sustainable fashion and making more conscious choices with your wardrobe for even longer. Lee Vosburgh, the ethical and sustainable fashion blogger behind Style Bee was the perfect guest to bring on the show to chat about these topics.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Lee's style journey and what led her to create Style Bee
  • Finding and identifying your fashion story 
  • The difference between fast and slow fashion
  • What does sustainable fashion mean? How about ethical fashion?
  • Creating her first Closet Mission and what she's learned along the way
  • Building a capsule wardrobe and the 10 x 10 challenge
  • Her favorite sustainable brands and tips for saving money
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Follow Lee:

Website: http://www.stylebee.ca/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leevosburgh/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stylebeeblog 

 

Nov 28, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

This episode's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Use the code "Healthy Maven" at checkout to receive 50% off your order

Have you ever thought about what goes in to making your mattress? How about your carpet? Do you really need an air purifier? These are all questions or thoughts that have come up over the last year. While I'm certainly not here to scare anyone, I do think it's important that we ask these questions and seek helpful answers to make educated decisions. That's why I asked Sophia Ruan Gushée of Non-Toxic Living to join me on the show to answer these questions.

As I mentioned, my goal is never to scare anyone, only to inform and empower. Did I throw out my mattress after this episode? Hell no! I'm obsessed with our Four Seasons PillowTop, toxic or not! But when it comes to easier swaps like household cleaning products, body care products and the like, I really do feel it's valuable to have all the information. Sophia is an incredible resource for all of this information and more and like me believes in baby steps. So excited to share all this information with you.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Sophia's journey and what was the catalyst to her explorations in non-toxic living
  • Hidden toxins in our everyday lives that we may not even notice
  • Home cleaning products and what to lookout for when buying them
  • Tips for swapping out products without feeling overwhelmed
  • Ways to improve the quality of the air in your home and plants galore!
  • Is it time to get rid of your mattress?
  • EMFs and the importance of detoxing from our technology
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Sophia:

Website: https://www.nontoxicliving.tips/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ruanliving/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaRuanGushee/ 

 

Nov 21, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

This episode's sponsor, Imperfect Produce

You Need a Budget (YNAB) app

Personal Capital website

5 Day Money Savers Challenge

How often has money been the root cause of your stress? What if I told you it didn't have to be? Well guess what? I am! Today on the pod I have Jamila Souffrant, a certified financial education instructor sharing all about managing your money, some important steps to take and how to not stress out about your bank account. Let's just say this episode is an important one.

A lot of us don't talk about the struggles we have around money because we're ashamed and afraid. Many of us suffer in silence. But it doesn't have to be this way. Financial health is a key component to your overall health and well-being. It's not something to be ignored. It's also not something we're traditionally taught in school. So today's episode is tackling all of these questions and topics and jumping in to how to manage your relationship with money so it isn't rooted in fear.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Jamila's story with money and her story that led to Journey to Launch
  • What starting a vending machine business taught her about managing money
  • Practical steps to saving money and gaining financial independence
  • Budgeting for the future- short-term vs. long-term goals
  • Saving for a side-hustle or turning your passion into a career
  • Talking about financials with your partner
  • Resources for learning more about financial independence
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Jamila + Journey to Launch:

Website: https://www.journeytolaunch.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/journeytolaunch/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeytolaunch/ 

Podcast: https://www.journeytolaunch.com/category/podcast/ 

Nov 14, 2018

Mentioned in episode:

Want to join us on the next Camp Wellness? Sign-up here to stay up-to-date!

Yoga + Reiki Event with Kelsey Patel: http://bit.ly/2z9bk5m

Camp Wellness Recap #1 blog post

Meet Team Maven blog post

Weekly Affirmations 

Healdsburg SHED restaurant

As promised, here is part #2 of my Camp Wellness recap! In case you missed part #1 you can check it out here. Rather than sharing my thoughts and feelings around Camp Wellness in written form, I felt like a podcast episode would be the best way to vocalize my very *human* thoughts around the experience and really be transparent with you about some stuff I've been dealing with. If you're new to the podcast, Hi! So happy to have you. You can either listen here on the blog or use some of the links below to listen on a podcast player of choice. I'd also love to hear your thoughts on these solo episodes and if you enjoy them. I've been thinking of doing more of them so your feedback is so helpful! A few snippets from today's episode below...

A brief overview of today's episode:

  • Some challenging things I've been dealing with this year
  • How I manifested Camp Wellness and when I really started planning it
  • Selling tickets and confronting my limiting beliefs
  • Some mental challenges I had to tackle before starting Camp
  • A play-by-play of the weekend
  • My main takeaways and what I learned from the experience
  • Keeping in touch and cultivating community outside of Camp
  • Will we be doing another one?!

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Nov 7, 2018

I've spent the last couple of years making a concerted effort to follow and be surrounded by people who promote positivity, or better yet, exude it. I've found that the more positivity I surround myself with, the better I feel. We weirdly all have this innate instinct to be attracted to things that we do not have and in the process follow and surround ourselves with those people who in the end we just don't feel all that great about. We focus on our lack, rather than our abundance. If you're one of those people, I feel you and I have been there. These days life looks a lot different, both in terms of my surroundings, but also in terms of the abundance I experience in my life, but it wasn't an easy journey to get there.

In fact, the journey really was about flicking a switch in my brain - something that's easier said than done- to focus on the positive, rather than the negative. The repercussions of this are 10 fold. That's the theme of today's episode with my friend Taylor Simpson. How to flick that switch and start feeling your abundant life, instead of the one that for lack of a better term, makes you feel pretty crappy. Because no matter where you're at in this journey, we all have something to be grateful for.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Where Taylor's journey began and how she transitioned from fitness to life coaching
  • What is the law of attraction and can you really manifest the life of your dreams?
  • What if your facing challenges like debt, supporting a family etc...but still want to make changes in your life?
  • High vibe living and "raising your frequency"
  • How to raise your vibe even on days when you're just not feeling it
  • Combatting feelings of fear and lack of self-worth
  • Identifying the stories you're telling yourself and removing limiting beliefs.
  • The benefit of being vulnerable with your struggles
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Follow Taylor: 

Website: https://thetaylorsimpson.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamtaylorsimpson/ 

Podcast: https://thetaylorsimpson.com/podcast/ 

Oct 31, 2018

Mentioned in the episode:

https://votesaveamerica.com/ballot

Information on how your representatives have voted on the environment from the EWG (Environmental Working Group)

President's Cancer Panel - evidence that pesticides are leading to increased cancer diagnoses (from 2010)

I've talked about it many times before, but my trip to Sonoma earlier this year with Stonyfield Organic was truly life-changing. While I had a sense of the importance of organic food and the organic movement, I wasn't fully aware of the impact it actually had. To be honest, I hadn't interacted with the farmers, learned about how their practices differ and really the art that is organic food until this trip. Once Pandora's Box had been opened, it was hard to go back.

One of the things that made this trip so phenomenal was getting to share it with Stonyfield's co-founder Gary Hirshberg. When it comes to yogurt and organics, he might be the most knowledgable person in the room. He's also incredibly inspiration so getting to hear his story in person left a profound impact on me.

As I'm sure many of you know, we have a very important election coming up next week. There are many hot-button issues from healthcare to women's rights to immigration and while I wish I could dedicate an episode of the show to each, it just wasn't a possibility. But when it comes to the environment, I knew exactly who to ask to join me on the show in discussing the impact of this election on our planet. In addition to co-founding Stonyfield, Gary is also the founder of Just Label It, a coalition of voices in the organics space lobbying government for increased transparency in food labeling. Clearly, he's a busy man so I'm honored and excited to have him on the show today.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • How Gary got started in organics in the 1970s
  • What led Gary to found Stonyfield and how it has evolved
  • The benefits of choosing organic - for the planet and your body
  • What is glyphosate and how is it affecting our bodies and the planet
  • Why organic can absolutely feed the world
  • The lack of government support for organics and why this matters
  • How to vote with your dollar but also with your vote

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Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Gary + Stonyfield: 

Website: https://www.stonyfield.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stonyfield/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonyfield 

Oct 24, 2018

Perhaps one of the most requested episodes of the podcast has been one focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in particular. While I have wanted to jump into this topic for a while now, the timing just hasn't been right. I knew I wanted to speak to someone I really trusted and knew would be able to answer my questions in an easy to understand manner and until I got connected to Karinn Gallagher, that wasn't a possibility. Luckily, a few months ago the stars aligned I finally met Karinn in person. I knew immediately we needed her wealth of knowledge on the show.

For anyone who has been curious about TCM, acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs and how they can benefit you, this episode is for you! It's also a great conversation on the wellness community in San Francisco and how important those human connections truly are.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • What led Karinn to study TCM
  • What is Traditional Chinese Medicine and which practices are used
  • What is "Qi" and ways you can help balance it
  • The benefits of acupuncture and does it really hurt?
  • Cupping and how it differs from acupuncture
  • What are meridians and using acupressure on them
  • Some of Karinn's favorite herbs and the ones she recommends for different ailments
  • How to use TCM in conjunction with western medicine
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

Follow Karinn:

Website: https://retreatacupuncturecenters.com/karinn-gallagher-3/

 

Oct 17, 2018

Social media tends to get a bad rap for a multitude of reasons. One of the biggest ones is that it creates a comparison trap that makes users feel "less than" the people they follow. Yet many of us continue to follow these people even though we know it isn't good for us.

And then there are the people who have made it their mission to make every social media user feel less alone. To be transparent and honest about their struggles and lift the veil on what "reality" online actually looks like. Rini Frey from Own It Babe epitomizes these people. If you aren't following Rini on Instagram, I urge you to do it RIGHT NOW. Her growth this year has been explosive, and for good reason. After battling an eating disorder for many years, she has single-handedly taken on the BS messaging we are fed by social media and digital marketing about what our bodies should look like. She is, quite simply, an inspiration.

For anyone who has or continues to struggle with body image, this episode is for you. For anyone who has or continues to compare their bodies to other people's, this episode is for you. For anyone who wants to end the binge-restrict cycle and learn to embrace who they are with compassion and love, this episode is for you.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Rini's history with an eating disorder and how it affected her body image
  • How the fitness industry affected her body image
  • Binge eating disorder and what that looked like for her
  • At what point she knew "enough was enough"
  • How she's coped with her body changing as she recovers
  • Shifting identity and the mental struggles of a new way of life
  • How to continue to have a healthy relationship with exercise after an eating disorder
  • Using positive affirmations to build body image
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

Follow Rini:

Website: https://ownitbabe.ca/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ownitbabe/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ownitbabe/ 

 

Oct 10, 2018

I've decided that the theme of season 4 of That's So Maven is "expectation" or more specifically, releasing expectations. I'm not gonna lie, I go into most episodes with some kind of plan in my mind. I invite guests on with some type of expectation that we focus on a particular topic or area of interest. This season has thrown me for a loop. Many of the guests who have come on have completely dispelled my expectations, in the best way possible. This week's guest, Kelsey J Patel is no exception.

I originally invited Kelsey onto the show to chat about reiki, EFT and energy healing. While we definitely jump into these topics, the episode kept coming back to me and some struggles that I've been having. Without me knowing, Kelsey was helping me tap into my energy and some things I need to work on. I'm forever grateful to her for tuning into this and most importantly, reminding me to tune into myself.

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Kelsey's upbringing and what led her to Reiki
  • Back pain and realizing it's more than just a physical issue
  • The importance of talking about mental health struggles
  • The energy of our words and how to reframe them
  • What is reiki and why you don't "do" reiki but "live" reiki
  • EFT and opening up your chakras for healing
  • Why you aren't what you do but who you are
  • Magik Vibes Box and why she created it
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Kelsey: 

Website: https://www.kelseyjpatel.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelseyjpatel/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelseyjpatel/ 

Oct 3, 2018

Mindfulness - what do you know about it? I feel like these days there so much talk about living more mindfully and embracing mindfulness but what does that actually mean? Today I'm chatting with neuroscientist and mindfulness expert, Nkechi Njaka all about this.

I met Nkechi after attending one of her classes and knew immediately that I wanted her on the show. Not only was it one of the most blissful 30 minutes of my week, but I just had this feeling that she was a wealth of knowledge. Glad I went with my gut, because I was right.

You can find Nkechi teaching at a couple studios around San Francisco, including The Pad and The Assembly, but you can also try out some of her mindfulness meditations here. Or just listen to the episode and learn a thing or two. Mindfulness is more than just sitting and meditating. Let's talk about it!

Here are a few things we talked about in today's episode:

  • Her unique name and how she got it
  • Her upbringing and struggles with mental health
  • Landing her dream job and then realizing it wasn't her dream job at all
  • How she took what she learned from that job and launched her own business, NDN Lifestylist
  • What is mindfulness and what are the benefits of it
  • Mindfulness meditation vs. general mindfulness - how to cultivate both
  • Her creative practices and how she starts everyday
  • How to deal with mindfulness in challenging moments
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Nkechi: 

Website: http://www.ndnlifestylestudio.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/ndnlifestylist

 

Sep 26, 2018

One of the many reasons I love running the podcast is because I get to pick the brains of people I admire and ask them questions that I know will make me a better and healthier human. Knowing that you get to eavesdrop on those conversations is just icing on the cake! Today's episode is no exception.

To be honest, I went into today's episode with Fern Olivia with somewhat of an expectation. I knew we'd talk about Thyroid Yoga and how to support our thyroid health, but what I got in return was so much more. As you guys know, I completed Yoga Teacher Training last spring and have begun my journey of teaching yoga. It has been a STEEP learning curve (if you think yoga teaching is easy - well I urge you to give it a try!) and one that left me with a lot of knowledge but an equal amount of questions. Fern must have picked up on this because the conversation that ensued both inspired and equipped me to be a better yoga teacher. I left our convo feeling amped up and eager to see this next chapter through.

Of course, if you're not on a journey to teaching yoga, this episode is still relevant for you! We chat about Fern's decision to move to a blue zone and pursue her dreams as well as how to support your thyroid holistically among many other things.

Here are a few things we discuss in today's episode:

  • How Fern got sick and changed her entire life course through yoga
  • Her thyroid condition and how she learned to care for her thyroid holistically
  • The hustle culture of yoga and how she learned to live in the flow instead
  • 5th chakra healing and how it affects your thyroid
  • Identifying your dharma and following through with it
  • What Thyroid yoga is and how to use yoga to support your thyroid
  • Pursuing a career in yoga and how to find empowerment in your teaching
  • How she ended up moving to Costa Rica and what her life looks like now
  • The one health habit she can't live without (I love her answer!)

Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to find out who will be on the show before anyone else!

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Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Fern:

Website: http://www.fernolivia.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fernolivia/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YogaWithFern/

 

Sep 19, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

The Wellness Handbook: http://bit.ly/wellness-handbook

Last week's podcast episode with dosist: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/09/episode-71.html 

67% Project: https://www.refinery29.com/67-percent-project-plus-size-body-image/ 

Kelsey's new book, out on October 23rd: https://amzn.to/2NrDkKA

Connie Wang: https://www.instagram.com/conconwang/?hl=en 

I was so excited to hear your response to the return of Season 4! We definitely kicked things off with a bang in Episode #71 with dosist. I so appreciate your openness to learning about new topics that carry some stigma. I truly do have the best tribe!

Today's episode is equally as interesting and important. I'm chatting with Kelsey Miller, an anti-diet writer and body positivity activist. She is well known for her writing on Refinery 29's Anti-Diet Project and her memoir, Big Girl. She's also been working on her newest book, a pop-culture look at everyone's favorite TV show, Friends.

Not only is Kelsey incredibly knowledgeable in helping us navigate our diet-focused culture, but her story in and of itself is inspiring. I'm so excited to welcome Kelsey Miller to the show today.

Here are a few things we discuss in today's episode:

  • Kelsey's upbringing and how she got caught in the diet-binge cycle
  • Growing up in diet culture and if and how things have changed
  • The history of diet culture and diet fads
  • Why all diets inevitably fail
  • Her wake-up call and when she finally realized she didn't want to be caught in the diet cycle
  • Kelsey's thoughts on Intuitive Eating and what it really means to embrace IE
  • "Clean" eating and why it's still a diet and the dangers of the wellness space
  • The difference between dieting to manipulate your body and chronic illness
  • Getting married and the dieting culture that permeates it
  • Her new book and why she chose to write about friends

Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to find out who will be on the show before anyone else!

http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe

Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Kelsey:

Website: https://www.kelseymiller.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mskelseymiller/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KelseyMillerWriter/

Sep 12, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

Episode 27 with Bess Matassa from Mojave Rising

Mission Loft in San Francisco 

Hello friends! After a 7 week hiatus from the pod, it feels SO good to be back. The break was needed as we gear up for Camp Wellness (are you coming?!) and other fun and exciting things happening but honestly, I missed this space. I haven't been 100% off the airwaves though. In prep for season 4 I've lined up an incredible array of guests that I know you're going to love. As promised, you will get your usual That's So Maven interviews and hot seat questions but this season we're branching out a bit. Not only are we exploring more of the business side of wellness, but also new modalities we've never chatted about before. From mindfulness meditation to breathwork to becoming a yoga teacher (!) this season is guaranteed to be the best one yet.

Any great season requires a great kick-off episode and I could not be more excited to share today's LIVE podcast recording with dosist. A few weeks ago in SF, a group of 25 of us gathered in the most beautiful home (hi Mission Loft!) for an evening of community, conversation and cannabis. Yes, you read that correctly: cannabis. This isn't a new topic to the show, but given that more and more states and countries are legalizing the plant, I felt it was due time to dive deeper into the topic and answer all of your questions - and mine!

On today's episode, we welcome Claire Anderson, the field marketing manager for dosist to the show to answer all of your questions about cannabis, how it's actually good for you and tips for getting started if you've never used cannabis before.

Here are some other things we chatted about:

  • Claire's background and all about dosist
  • What is the cannabis plant and how is it good for your health?
  • Why has cannabis gotten a bad rap?
  • What are tips for discovering or rediscovering cannabis?
  • What is the difference between CBD and THC? How about Indica and Sativa?
  • Different methods of consumption and how dosist is different
  • What are terpenes and can they be beneficial?
  • What Claire thinks is coming next in the Cannabis Space.

Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to find out who will be on the show before anyone else!

http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe

Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow dosist:

Website: https://dosist.com/#

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meetdosist/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meetdosist/

Jul 25, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

Retreat Preview List: http://bit.ly/2LB8pcU 

Saje Wellness Yoga Event: http://bit.ly/2uziqOn 

Episode 31 with Sadie Lincoln: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2017/10/episode-31.html 

Episode 33 with Jessamyn Stanley: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2017/10/episode-33.html 

Episode 43 with Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/01/episode-43-ella-mills-from-deliciously-ella.html 

Episode 45 with Reilly Brock from Imperfect Produce: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/01/episode-45.html 

Episode 50 with Latham Thomas from Mama Glow: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/02/episode-50.html

Episode 52 with Ezzie Spencer from Lunar Abundance: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/03/episode-52.html 

Episode 55 with Kait Hurley: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/03/episode-55.html  and her book recommendation, What Made Maddy Run: https://amzn.to/2OeTWCg 

Episode 56 with Megan Faletra: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/04/episode-56.html 

Episode 60 with Jasmina Aganovic from Mother Dirt: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/05/episode-60.html 

Episode 63 with Kat Dahlen: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/06/episode-63.html 

Episode 64 with Cassie Johnston from Wholefully: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/06/episode-64.html 

Episode 68 with Lara Briden: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/07/episode-68.html 

It's the official end of Season 3 AH! There really is no method to the madness when it comes to the various seasons of the show other than to let my gut dictate when it's time to close one chapter and prep for another. It's just feeling like the right time to end season 3 with a few weeks off to make some tweaks and improvements before we kick off season 4. Luckily there are 70 shows out there to keep you entertained while I do a little restructuring and take some time off to reset.

I thought it would be fun to reflect back on season 3 and pick out some of the top lessons I've learned from the show. Truthfully, I don't go back to listen to old episodes (it's weird hearing your own voice!), but from the 40 episodes this season, a bunch of important lessons learned still stand-out. Today's episode will be all about these lessons and why they've stuck with me. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so that you know when I'm back from my short hiatus. In the meantime, enjoy!

Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to find out who will be on the show before anyone else!

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Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Jul 18, 2018

Check out Lee's first episode on the podcast here: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2016/12/thats-so-maven-episode-2-lee-hersh-from-fit-foodie-finds.html

Guess who's baaaaack! Now that we're almost 2 years into the podcast, it's been fun to bring some return visitors back on the show to catch-up about life and what's changed since we last spoke. Today's guest is no exception and likely requires no introduction: Lee Hersh from Fit Foodie Finds. I've known Lee for 5 years now after meeting through the blogging space and we've chronicled our friendship online and in our last podcast episode together. Today's episode is a bit different. We kept things conversational and open and I loved the result! A true reflection of our friendship but also some much necessary realness.

Lee reaches millions of visitors every month and has inspired so many with her recipes and body positive content. Today we're chatting about what it's really like behind the scenes of FFF and how things have changed recently.

Here are some other things we chatted about:

  • Lee's recent trip and what she learned from going off the grid
  • Expanding her team and how Team Fit Foodie has changed
  • The term "influencer" and how she describes her business
  • Body image and why it's a conversation we both don't find ourselves having
  • Mental health and sharing your mental health struggles on the internet
  • Her relationship with Mark and how he's helped to balance her out
  • What she's looking forward to in the future and big projects she's working on
  • The advice she wishes she'd gotten when she started out on this journey

Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to find out who will be on the show before anyone else!

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Please don't forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the podcast best for you!

Follow Lee + Fit Foodie Finds: 

Website: https://fitfoodiefinds.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FitFoodieFinds/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fit-Foodie-Finds/

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