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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 Kugelmass 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 22, 2017

Today we're talking with Alexis Davidson, author of both the cookbook (my favorite of 2016!) and blog Lexi's Clean Kitchen! This podcast is for anyone who wants to learn more about how to eat to feel your best mentally and physically, where to find delicious, healthy recipes, what goes into making a cookbook and more.

I also give you a life update on what's going on with my move to San Francisco and how I'm feeling about leaving Toronto.

We talk about:
-What ailments prompted Lexi to change her diet.
-Why Lexi started her blog.
-What foods she cut out to reduce inflammation in her body.
-How she healed her body with food.
-How a functional doctor helped her heal her candida and leaky gut.
-What types of tests go into determining food sensitivities.
-Why she doesn't label her blog or lifestyle.
-The process behind Lexi's Clean Kitchen cookbook and why it was unconventional.
-Why Lexi decided to wait writing her cookbook despite having a literary agent.
-What Lexi did for a career before starting her blog.
-How Lexi balanced her blog and her cookbook.
-How she had to let her perfectionism go to help the cookbook process along.
-What goes into deciding what recipes go into a cookbook.
-What goes into the recipe testing process to make sure each recipe is the best it can be.
-What the most daunting part of writing a recipe is.
-How an editor helped Lexi's recipe writing.
-What part of Lexi's cookbook process was the most unusual.

-What healthy habit Lexi can't give up
-What piece of advice Lexi would give her 20 year old self
-What Lexi hopes her 50 year old self tells her
-What person in business Lexi looks up to

Follow Lexi:
Blog: http://lexiscleankitchen.com
TW/IG: @lexiscleankitchen
FB: Facebook.com/lexiscleankitchen
Cookbook: http://amzn.to/2li9EzK

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Feb 15, 2017

Today we chat with Natasha Adamo from the relationship, wellness, beauty and lifestyle blog, Post Male Syndrome. You'll hear about:

-How Natasha started her blog, Post Male Syndrome
-How to determine what your calling is 
-How you don't need to be healed to help someone
-What is emotional survival mode?
-How "checking off the boxes" doesn't help anyone grow.
-How helping other people helps you heal. 
-What makes people depressed
-What happens when you have an unhealthy level of self-obsession 
-How Natasha overcame feeling like she wasn't enough and a low self-worth
-How Natasha came to her self-actualization that people are not born insecure 
-Why security is habitual and it takes practice everyday 
-How you have to get out of your head to heal and solidify your healing by helping someone else 
-How Natasha still struggles with liking herself and accepting who she is now
-How making her younger and older-self proud channels her positive affirmations 
-What the key to self-acceptance is
-How taking care of an animal or child teaches you how to prioritize self-love
-How practicing self-worth helps you maintain a relationship 
-Why you're the only person who shows up consistently every day 
-Why you can't really change someone
-What to do if you want to change someone 
-What dating looks like now because of dating apps
-How to preserve your self-worth while on dating apps
-How to be successful on dating apps
-What the biggest mistake in dating is for most people 
-Is taking a break from dating to focus on yourself a good idea or bad idea?
-How competing against other people will never validate you 
-What Natasha's self-care practice looks like 
-What healthy habit Natasha can't give up
-What piece of advice Natasha would give her 20 year old self
-What Natasha hopes her 50 year old self tells her
-What person in business Natasha looks up to 
 
Connect with Natasha
Blog: postmalesyndrome.com
IG/TW: @natashaadamo
 
Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and 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 best podcast for you!

Feb 8, 2017
Today I'm chatting with blogger and author Jordan Younger of The Balanced Blonde and Breaking Vegan. We talk about content creation, how we decide what to share about our lives publically and Jordan's self-care routine. 
 
You'll hear about:
 
-Why Jordan Younger is no longer a vegan 
-What the public transition from no longer being a vegan was like
-How Jordan balances the interconnection between her blog and life
-How Jordan decides what to share publicly
-What Jordan's boundaries are on sharing things publicly 
-How Jordan's friends and family handle her documenting her life for content
-How Jordan decides how curated her content should be
-Being more authentic and in the moment on social media
-Why Snapchat and Instagram Stories make bloggers more relatable 
-What keeps Jordan inspired
-The pros and cons of working with brands 
-How Jordan and Davida keep boundaries when working with brands 
-How to navigate around dramatic changes
-How to handle rude comments and negative feedback with such grace
-How the media manipulates headlines to make things sound more dramatic 
-What it was like to handle the negative backlash around her transition from veganism
-How self-care has become a priority for Jordan
-What is panchakarma is and how she is incorporating it into her self-care routine
-How Jordan tries to keep from over committing and over working
-What Jordan's self-care routine looks like.
-What Jordan's morning routine looks like
-How getting a pet has changed Jordan's life 
-The surprising thing people don't know about Jordan. 
-What healthy habit Jordan can't give up
-What piece of advice Jordan would give her 20 year old self
-What Jordan hopes her 50 year old self tells her
-What person in business Jordan looks up to 
 
Connect with Jordan
Blog: thebalancedblonde.com
IG/TW: @thebalancedblonde
 
Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else!
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 best podcast for you!
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