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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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Oct 16, 2019

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This episode feels incredibly full circle for me. I remember following Gina Harney's blog all the way back in 2009 while a junior in college. In some ways this feels like the hay day of blogging. I would wake up, grab my coffee and check-in with my healthy living blogs each morning on my google blog reader. The Fitnessista was at the top of this list. 10 years later, Gina is on That's So Maven to chat all about her blogging journey and how the landscape has changed since she first started.

Gina Harney is a personal trainer and group fitness professional. She runs online programs and blogs about her journey over on The Fitnessista. She's also a Mama to two awesome daughters and a wife to who many of us know as "The Pilot". The thing that I love most about Gina is her transparency. She has taught me so much simply by sharing her experiences. From getting her breast implants removed to sharing her postpartum recovery journey, it truly is an honor to have Gina share the mic with me today.

On today's episode we also discuss:

  • Gina's journey and why she started The Fitnessista
  • How the landscape of blogging has changed as well as her perspective on health and wellness
  • The future of blogging and how social media changed the game
  • Diastasis Recti and her best tips for postpartum fitness and recovery
  • Why she got breast implants and eventually why she got them removed
  • Breast plant illness and how to know if you are being affected by it
  • ...and so much more!

Follow The Fitnessista on Instagram | Learn more about Gina Harney HERE

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Oct 9, 2019

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If I had a nickel for every fearful thought I experienced in a day I would RICH. In fact I'd probably be a billionaire. Fear...it's what our mind feeds on - or so we think. Though far more difficult, our minds can feed off love, but this means facing our fear and moving forward anyway. Today on the show I'm chatting with Koya Webb, a holistic health coach and yoga instructor all about facing your fears and how to turn obstacles into seeds of growth.

Koya is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, personal trainer, holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model revolutionizing the holistic living landscape. She is known as a “transformational specialist” when it comes to helping people reach their goals—by encouraging sustainable positive lifestyle changes. She believes the most important element in health is Self-Love; from this belief came the creation of Get Loved Up. Get Loved Up encourages clients to practice daily self-care and make healthy living a priority in a fun and accessible way. Get Loved Up aims to lower the number of people with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.

On today's episode we chat about:

  • Koya's journey and what led her to teach yoga
  • Radical self love and starting "Get Loved Up"
  • Increasing diversity in the yoga space and starting her own teacher program
  • Identifying fear and when the stories you tell yourself aren't true
  • How to find the courage to tackle your fears even when they paralyze you
  • What teaching yoga has taught her about life
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Koya Webb on Instagram | Learn more about Koya Webb HERE

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Oct 2, 2019

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I had been looking forward to chatting with Minna Lee aka Living Minnaly for several weeks after she scheduled her interview. I've always resonated with her message and have loved following along with her journey though it wasn't until we sat down and chatted that I learned how much we had in common. From growing up figure skating to struggling with an eating disorder and eventually to starting our blogs, meeting Minna was like meeting a long lost sister.

To date, this felt like one of the most genuine conversations I've had here on the show. From fitness coach, to blogger, to photographer to downright awesome human, it's safe to say that Minna wears many hats so it was fun to have her on the show to share more about her journey and how she defines wellness.

On today's episode we chat about:

  • Minna's journey and her past as a competitive athlete
  • How she transitioned to fitness coaching and how that's changed her perception of exercise
  • Getting diagnosed with Hashimoto's and the changes she's made to support her body
  • Body image and how she's learning to embrace what she has
  • Mental health and social media - can the two coexist?
  • Being a "Jill of all Trades" and why she likes having a lot of projects
  • Balance - does it really exist?
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Minna Lee on Instagram | Learn more about Minna Lee HERE

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Sep 25, 2019

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CBD is all the rage these days, but did you know that there's more than just one type of cannabinoid? Ever heard of CBN or CBG? What about pairing CBD with herbal medicine? Where are you sourcing your CBD from? These are all important questions that we have yet to tackle here on the podcast. So today I invited Prismatic Plants founder, Sarah Polansky onto the show to share all of her CBD and herbalism wisdom with us today.

After struggling with a parasite and prolonged antibiotic use, Sarah turned to alternative medicine to help restore her gut. In the process she discovered how many women are also struggling with similar and sometimes unknown issues that could benefit from plant-based medicine. But as Cannabis (and CBD specifically) gets more and more popular, it's important to discuss where it is coming from and the effects it is having on the body. So today we're diving deep and getting the down low on CBD. We're also chatting about:

  • All about Sarah's health journey and how she found plant-based medicine
  • Cannabinoids and how they affect your body
  • The inspiration behind starting Prismatic Plants 
  • Beyond CBD - different types of cannabinoids i.e. CBG, CBN etc..
  • CBD for energy and how to pair it with herbs
  • The biggest myths about CBD and what's coming up next for cannabis
  • ...and so much more!

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Sep 18, 2019

This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare.  For the month of September, they are offering TSM listeners a sample trio of their serums + cleanser and facial oil by purchasing through THIS LINK.

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While I absolutely love having discussions around wellness week-to-week, at times this space can feel quite insular and exclusive. My hope with the podcast is to use this platform to share with voices that are often ignored or overlooked. It's important that we remember that a) health and wellness looks different on everyone and b) every body is deserving of health and wellness. That's why I am thrilled to have Ariel Lawrence on the show today sharing more about her experience with Type 1 Diabetes and the advocacy work she does with marginalized communities with diabetes.

Today we are discussing Ariel's own journey with type 1 diabetes and why she uses her platform, Just a Little Suga' to raise awareness around diabetes. We're also chatting about:

  • The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • The treatment for type 1 diabetes
  • The experience of marginalized communities with diabetes
  • Why she started her blog, Just a Little Suga'
  • How she is increasing inclusivity in the diabetes community and beyond
  • Her favorite resources when it comes to diabetes awareness and education
  • ...and so much more!

Learn more about Ariel Lawrence HERE

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Sep 11, 2019

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This week's episode is jam-packed! Brain health is something I'm deeply passionate about both because of my past work in brain imaging research but also from my own struggles with mental health. I'm both fascinated by and mystified by the brain. For something that has so much power, there's little we know about it. But in today's episode we're demystifying the brain and talking about how you can actually change it with neuroscientist, Dr. Andrew Hill. Dr. Hill is the founder of Peak Brain Institute which uses neurofeedback to help its clients tackle everyday and chronic concerns.

Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is a peak performance coach and EEG scientist with a practical emphasis of optimizing executive function and improving brain performance at any age though EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, and an advocate of understanding our brains through QEEG Brain Mapping. Here are some of the many topics we discuss in today's episode:

  • Dr. Hill's journey and what made him decide to pursue a PhD in neuroscience
  • Founding Peak Brain Institute and what neurofeedback means
  • Different brain waves and how they change our physiological state
  • Using neurofeedback to change chronic conditions and habits
  • Meditation and how it can work in conjunction with neurofeedback
  • Brain mapping and what your brain can really tell you.
  • ...and so much more!

Learn more about Peak Brain Institute HERE

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Sep 4, 2019

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It was love at first bite with Siren Snacks. If you know me, you know my love for Siren Snacks! If you know C, you know HIS love for Siren Snacks. It truly is one of the only snacks we can both agree on (much to my disappointment because he always eats them and leaves me empty-handed!). So, of course, I had to have Elizabeth Giannuzzi, one of the co-founders of Siren Snacks on the show to chat about her journey, why she and her sister launched Siren and what's it's really like to get a food product on the shelves.

Also GREAT news! Elizabeth has hooked a sister up and is offering you guys 15% off your order of Siren Snacks on their website. You know I've already taken advantage of that discount! Just use code MAVEN at checkout to save 15% off your entire order. Today we're chatting about:

  • Elizabeth's health journey and getting diagnosed with an autoimmune condition
  • Plant-based eating and how it's improved her health
  • How she and her sister Abby conceptualized Siren Snacks
  • Taking the leap to start her own food business
  • How to actually get a food product on the market
  • Working with her sister and what she's learned about having a cofounder
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Elizabeth + Siren Snacks:

Website: https://sirensnacks.com/

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

Aug 28, 2019

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It's not a secret that I am deeply passionate about women's health, but what I've found in my many conversations on this topic is that women are rarely informed about what's happening in their body before they run into an issue. It's very much reactive medicine rather than preventative. Besides getting a pap smear, it is incredibly difficult for women to start a conversation about their reproductive health unless they're already dealing with an issue. This is why Modern Fertility was born.

Today on the podcast I am chatting with Afton Vechery, one of the cofounders of Modern Fertility all about women's preventative health including getting your hormones tested, preparing for fertility (even if you don't want kids right now) and making the tools for these accessible to ALL. 

On today's episode we also discuss:

  • Her own hormone struggles and why she decided to start Modern Fertility
  • The factors that affect female fertility and getting your hormones tested
  • PCOS vs. POI and why it's important to know the difference
  • The most common issues with fertility
  • Freezing your eggs - should you do it?
  • Misconceptions and myths with female health
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Modern Fertility on Instagram | Learn more about Modern Fertility HERE

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Aug 21, 2019

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Lindsay Mack, a healthy survivor of childhood abuse & PTSD has had no shortage of trauma and her story is nothing short of inspirational.

Lindsay has used many different modalities to assist in her healing but has found power and strength through Soul Tarot, a healing tool that can assist us in differentiating the noise of our brain from the truth of our soul. Lindsay is also a Tarot teacher, mentor and the host of the popular podcast, Tarot for the Wild Soul. Today we're chatting about:

  • Lindsay's upbringing and experiences with childhood abuse
  • Reparenting herself for self-healing
  • How she discovered tarot and when she truly connected with it
  • The difference between tarot and oracle decks
  • How to use tarot for healing and connecting with your soul purpose
  • Her interpretation of "witchiness"
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Lindsay:

Website: https://lindsaymack.com/

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

Aug 14, 2019

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I'll be honest, I often find Instagram to be a pretty toxic place, with the exception of a view good souls whose stories and journeys continue to inspire me and remind me of the most important message: You.are.enough. Lex Daddio of Restoring Radiance is one of those people. Lex's journey hasn't been straight-forward or simple. After years of struggling with body image, food restriction and binge eating disorder, Lex has chronicled her path to recovery over on Restoring Radiance. Most importantly, she reminds me that this is a light at the end of the tunnel and joy to be found in food, and life.

On today's episode we discuss:

  • Lex's struggles with body image and when her eating disorder began
  • The restrict and binge cycle and what binge eating disorder is
  • Exercise addiction and finding a healthful way to move your body
  • Sharing her story on Instagram and being public about her eating disorder
  • Pregnancy and how it shifted her view on her body
  • What intuitive eating means to her and embracing food freedom
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Lex:

Website: https://restoreyourradiance.com/

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

Aug 7, 2019

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We're BACK! After a nice 6-week summer hiatus, we are back with all new episodes of That's So Maven and the official release of season 5! I've got a stellar line-up of guests for you and couldn't be more excited to be launching this season with one of my all-time favorite humans, Ashley Neese.

Ashley is a somatic breathwork healer.... We also met each other a few years ago when I was on one of her retreats. She is kind, compassionate and truly a gift to the world. I'm honored she came on the show to share her story with me. I'm opening the show with a little life update and some changes happening around here and then we're jumping into the good stuff. Enjoy! Today we're chatting about:

  • Ashley's upbringing and her history with addiction
  • Discovering meditation and breathwork in rehab and connecting with her sponsor
  • Breath and the nervous system- why breathing is so important
  • Separating breathwork from yoga and meditation
  • Modernizing breathwork for the 21st century
  • Breathwork for new moms
  • How to be consistent with your breathwork practice
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Ashley:

Website: https://ashleyneese.com/

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

 

Jun 26, 2019

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Ruby's books: Material Girl, Mystical World and Sober Curious

Podcast Episode #27 with Bess Matassa: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/episode-27/

The Numinous Astro Deck

It's the final episode of Season 4 and I figured we should probably go out with a bang! I'm thrilled to have Ruby Warrington from The Numinous on the podcast today chatting all things spirituality, sobriety and her new AstroDeck! As many of you know from my spiritual awakening episode, this year has been pretty defining for me in terms of spirituality. Suffice to say I was thrilled to chat with Ruby and ask her all the questions I have.

Also since this is the final episode of Season 4, I'd love to hear from YOU. Fill out THIS SURVEY for your feedback on the podcast so we can continue to bring you topics and guests you want to hear about/from in Season 5. I'll also be giving away two free enrollments to Camp Wellness - The Bootcamp

Today we're also chatting about:

  • Ruby's journey and how she launched The Numinous
  • The "now age" and why spirituality has become so popular
  • Embracing spirituality outside of religion
  • How to explore spirituality without feeling judged
  • Some of her more defining spiritual practices
  • What it means to be "sober curious"
  • Her new Astro-Deck and how to use it
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Ruby:

Website: http://www.rubywarrington.com/

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

https://www.instagram.com/the_numinous/

Jun 19, 2019

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Podcast Episode #106: Kim Anami + All About the Female Orgasm

One of the most overlooked conversations when it comes to holistic health is about the importance of sexual health. Women especially have generally downplayed the value of having a healthy sex life and seen it as a frivolous or unnecessary. But guess what, ladies? Your sexual health is as important as your mental and otherwise physical well-being. They're all connected!

Today on the podcast I've invited female sacred sexuality coach, Tiffany Janay to join us to discuss the importance of a healthy sex life, how to tap into your masculine and feminine energies and how yoni eggs - yes we're talking crystals in your vagina!- can help support these.

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Tiffany's journey and how she learned about sacred sexuality
  • Masculine vs. feminine energies and how to cultivate both
  • Why masculine energy became more valued + how to tap into your divine feminine
  • Yoni eggs and what they support
  • Can you lose a yoni egg inside of you?!
  • What is sacred sexuality + why is it important for women?
  • Male sexuality and why we need to redefine it
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Tiffany:

Websites: https://www.tiffanyjanay.com

https://www.yonieggs.com 

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

Jun 12, 2019

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Blog Post: Our Southwest US Road Trip + What I Learned Along the Way

Herbalism School: Herbal Academy and its Introductory Herbal Course

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Beautycounter Video: Huge Beautycounter Haul + Review

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Podcast Episode #85: Things I'm Afraid to Tell You About 2018 + Intention Setting for 2019

Since it's been over a year since my last Q&A I thought I would drop-in today to share some life updates and answer some of your questions. There are certain questions I get asked all the time so I felt today's episode would be a great forum to answer them. I'm also discussing some thoughts and emotions that came up along our most recent Road Trip as well as some changes I'm making to my mental health care - including coming off medication. As always, I'm here to answer any questions- feel free to drop them in the tribe

Today I am also sharing:

  • Sharing on social media + how that's changed as I've evolved
  • Taking some time off work and sharing older content
  • Teaching yoga + can you make money as an instructor?
  • How I design my yoga class + how I got my start teaching
  • Helpful discount codes to some of my favorite products + stores
  • My mental health story and how it's changed over the years
  • Coming off medication for depression and anxiety - my game plan.
  • ...and so much more!

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Jun 5, 2019

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I'm a true believer that it's our pain that becomes our power; that we are not defined by our triumphs but by our struggles and how we recover from them. Today's podcast guest is no exception. I'm thrilled and honored to have Dr. Adi Jaffe, founder of IGNTD on the show today sharing his journey with addiction and how he turned his pain into power. Dr. Jaffe's story begins with his own addictions and while it could have ended with 9 felony convictions, he didn't allow his story to end there. Dr. Jaffe went back to school to get his masters and ultimately his PhD to study addiction and redefine with recovery actually means. Today on the show he's sharing his story, his struggles with mental health and why he believes that abstinence is a myth. 

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Dr. Jaffe's story and upbringing
  • How he began dealing drugs and ultimately got caught
  • The "addictive personality" and if it really exists
  • Why he decided to go back to school and study addiction
  • IGNTD and why he believes that abstinence is a myth
  • Redefining what recovery actually looks like
  • Shame and how it plays into addiction
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Dr. Jaffe:

Website: https://www.igntdrecovery.com

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

 

May 29, 2019

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While the women's health series may be finished, the conversation still continues and today's episode is no exception. Navigating the healthcare system is difficult to begin with, but women have it especially tough with a system that has been built to tailor to conventionally male needs. Changes need to be made, and it starts with conversations like these. Adrienne Nolan-Smith has had her own series of health issues in her lifetime and has dedicated her work to helping others navigate their own health struggles as a certified patient advocate. Today on the show we're discussing her journey to take control of her body and get the resources she needed and how you can do the same.

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Adrienne's diagnosis of chronic lyme as a teenager
  • Her hormonal struggles and how she found the resources she needed
  • Helping her Mom navigate the mental health system
  • The "disease-care" system and what it means
  • Gaslighting in healthcare and how it affects women
  • Research-based evidence and how to find resources for her own health needs
  • How to make the most of your doctor's appointments.

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Follow Adrienne:

Website: https://getwellbe.com/

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

May 22, 2019

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The female orgasm...how much do you know about it? Today is the fifth installment and last episode of my women's health series so I thought we'd spice things up a bit and discuss how you can have the best big O of your life. And who better to talk on the subject than the orgasm queen herself, Kim Anami.

Kim Anami is a holistic sex + relationship coach, writer and speaker. Her work is a spiritual synthesis of over two decades of Tantra, Taoism, Osho, Transpersonal psychology, philosophy and a host of quantum growth-accelerating practices she uses to propel clients into higher stratospheres of connection, intimacy, energy and creativity. She divides her time between Bali and Los Angeles and a host of beaches in between, where she not only lives and surfs, but lifts objects with her vagina (for real!). Today we'll be chatting all about how to make the most of your sex life and own your sexual power.

We are also discussing:

  • Kim's story and how she became a holistic sex + relationship coach
  • What anami means and how she adopted the name
  • The female orgasm: breaking it down - clitoris vs. g-spot stimulation
  • Ways women can experience more intense orgasms
  • Ways women stand in their own way with the female orgasm
  • The difference between male and female orgasms
  • The Salons including Kim's Latest: The Well F*cked Woman
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Kim:

Website: https://kimanami.com/ 

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

May 15, 2019

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How much do you know about menopause? If your answer is "not a whole lot", I'm right there with you! So for the 4th installment of our women's health series, I invited Dr. Christiane Northrup onto the show to talk about menopause and the joy of aging!

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer in women’s health, a board-certified ob/gyn, former assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and three-time New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being. Needless to say, she knows what she's talking about!

We are also discussing:

  • Dr. Northrup's journey and why she decided to become an OBGYN
  • Why she doesn't like the word "aging"
  • The difference between menopause and perimenopause
  • How women's hormones change throughout our lifetimes
  • The benefit of menopause for a woman's body
  • HRT and its long-term effects on the body - is it safe?
  • Natural remedies for women's hormones
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Dr. Northrup:

Website: https://www.drnorthrup.com/

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

May 8, 2019

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This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare

Serum sample kit: https://www.annmariegianni.com/samples/thehealthymaven 

Some of my favorites include: Aloe Herb CleanserHerbal Facial OilKaolin Exfoliant. Use code MAVEN15to save 15% off your first order.

Enrollment for the 6-week Camp Wellness Bootcamp will be open through May 13th: http://bit.ly/wellbootcamp

If you're in the San Franciso area, check out my prenatal yoga class at The Pad Studios: https://thepadstudios.com/yoga/

Stay tuned for the WMN Space Retreat this September: https://wmnspace.com/wmn-space-retreat/

On Episode 3 of the women's health series I'm chatting with Paula Mallis a birth doula and the founder of WMN Space all about what happens during pregnancy and what changes to expect in your body. We're also discussing the 4th trimester and why women need to not just be preparing for birth but for the transition that comes after giving birth. Pregnancy tends to be a time when women focus on what their bodies CAN'T do instead of focusing on what they CAN do. Today's episode breaks down this special time and why pregnancy is meant to be embraced, not feared.

We are also discussing:

  • Paula's story and how she became a birth doula
  • Paula's own birth stories with her children
  • The three pregnancy trimesters and what they look like
  • The fourth trimester and why it's important
  • Birth options and why one woman might embrace one over another
  • The placenta birth and cord cutting
  • Eating the placenta - is it safe?
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Paula:

Website: https://wmnspace.com/

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

May 1, 2019

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This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare

Serum sample kit: https://www.annmariegianni.com/samples/thehealthymaven 

Some of my favorites include: Aloe Herb CleanserHerbal Facial OilKaolin Exfoliant. Use code MAVEN15to save 15% off your first order.

Hustle and Flow Masterclass: http://bit.ly/HustleAndFlow 

Episode 2 of the women's health series here on the podcast! Today I'm chatting with Aisling McDonagh from The Clear Way To Conceive all about her experience with conceiving on her own as well as what the process of IUI and IVF looks like. Whether you're conceiving on your own or struggling with infertility, this episode talks about how to prepare for both and put your body in its best possible state to achieve a happy and healthy pregnancy. 

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Aisling's story and why she decided to conceive on her own
  • What she did to prepare her body for pregnancy at 42
  • What happens to your eggs as you get older
  • What is infertility and how do you know you have it?
  • Stress and how it affects pregnancy
  • The process of IUI and IVF
  • What it means to conceive on your own and her best advice for single women looking to pursue this route

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Follow Aisling:

Website: http://www.theclearwaytoconceive.com/ 

Apr 24, 2019

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Some of my favorites include: Aloe Herb Cleanser, Herbal Facial Oil, Kaolin Exfoliant. Use code MAVEN15 to save 15% off your first order.

My weekly pre-natal yoga class at The Pad Studios in San Francisco: https://thepadstudios.com/yoga/

Welcome to the first episode of my women's reproductive health series! I'm thrilled to be kicking it off and sharing this resource with all of you. As women, it is so important we understand what is happening in our bodies and there simply are not enough people talking about this. The resources are there, it's just about accessing them and understanding what it all means for us.

For the first episode, I invited Kim Vopni, a pelvic floor and women's empowerment coach onto the show to discuss the importance of the pelvic floor and how to take better care of it. Most women are not educated about the pelvic floor and don't worry about theirs until a problem arises, however there is so much you can do for your pelvic floor preventatively.

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Kim's story and how she become a pelvic floor coach
  • What the heck is the pelvic floor and where is it?
  • Issues that can arise with your pelvic floor
  • Exercises for taking care of your pelvic floor
  • The pelvic floor and pregnancy- what to do pre and post?
  • Do men have pelvic floors?
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Kim:

Website: https://www.vaginacoach.com/

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

Apr 17, 2019

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What do your adrenals, your thyroid and your hormones all have in common? Today on the show Dr. Aviva Romm is chatting about all 3 and how you can take better care of your endocrine system. I discovered Dr. Aviva Romm while navigating my own hormonal challenges and instantly connected with her. Her functional and integrative approach to medicine leaves room for both western approaches and traditional eastern medicine. I'm deeply grateful for your sustainable approach to hormonal health.

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Aviva's unconventional path to medicine through herbalism
  • Adrenal fatigue and if it really exists (note - the name is misleading!)
  • Thyroid health and how it connects to the adrenals
  • Lifestyle habits that contribute to adrenal and thyroid health
  • Supplements + herbs to support your endocrine system
  • Stress! It's impact, what to do about it + how to say no

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Follow Aviva:

Website: https://avivaromm.com/

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

Books: https://avivaromm.com/books/

Apr 10, 2019

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100 episodes! I'll be honest, when I set out to create That's So Maven I wasn't thinking beyond the first 10 episodes, let alone 100 but 100 intros + outros, 93 guests, 7 solo episodes and countless incredible discussions later, we've done it! That's so maven has officially entered triple digits.

I've known for a while now what I wanted to discuss on episode 100. This past year has been nothing short of transformational. Yoga teacher training, getting married, creating Camp Wellness have all been monumental, but the mindset shift that's taken place has changed me deeply as a person. For lack of a better description, I've had a spiritual awakening and that's what I'll be discussing today.

For a long time (more than I'd like to admit) I judged people who had experiences like these. The people who suddenly became so enlightened and wielded their crystals around like a gift from the universe. I am certainly not "enlightened" and while I live my crystals as one of the many tools I use to support my mental, emotional and spiritual health, I don't think they're the answer to everything. BUT I have woken up to a new perspective on seeing the world and truly for the first time in my life am letting go of the reigns and putting more trust in the possibility of the universe to deliver exactly what I want and need.

Yes I just typed that.

So like I said, I judged these types of people...hard. And now I am one of those people. So obviously something has shifted and on today's episode - episode 100 no less!- I'm chatting about my spiritual awakening and what's really been going on in my life this past year. From yoga, to journaling, to crystals + spirits, a lot has happened so come along as I share the ride.

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Apr 3, 2019

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What is breathwork? If I got a nickel for every time I answered this question I'd be rich! To be fair, it's usual my fault they're asking the question since more often than not I'm the person who brings it up. But it's true, ever since discovering breathwork a few years ago, I've been obsessed. That doesn't really answer the question "what is breathwork?" now does it? Good thing I have the perfect guest on the show today sharing her knowledge and wisdom of breathwork with you. Kay Ellis is a breathwork and yoga instructor, practicing buddhist and all around incredible human. We met last year and pretty much from the moment we met it was clear we were connected. I'm grateful to call her a guide and a friend.

Some other things we discussed:

  • How Kay discovered breathwork and began teaching it
  • Her connection to Buddhism and her first introduction at 5 years old
  • What is holotropic breathwork + how Kay's practices differ
  • How to practice breathwork at home
  • What is Bhakti yoga + spreading joy through your practice
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Kay:

Website: https://www.ohkayyoga.com

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

Mar 27, 2019

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Kindness...it seems so simple right? And still many young women (and men) struggle to be kind to themselves and to others every single day. Why is that? Why do we find it so challenging to extend kindness? Today on the show I'm chatting with Molly Thompson and Lauren Paul of Kind Campaign all about kindness, why it's missing and the long-term effects we're seeing from bullying.

We've all had some kind of experience with bullying. Whether it's as the bully or the victim these traumas stay within us until we confront them. But once we do, we regain the power to put an end to hate. This episode is all about overcoming bullying and the importance of raising women up!

Some other things we discussed:

  • How Lauren and Molly started Kind Campaign
  • The long-term impact of bullying
  • How to move forward after bullying
  • What is I was a bully?
  • How to be kinder to yourself and to others
  • ...and so much more!

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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!

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

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