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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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Mar 29, 2017

Today we're talking to Megan Bruneau about her history of struggling with her body image, her battle with eating disorders and how she became apart of the eating disorder recovery community. She's come out to the other side to start helping people love themselves.

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Megan and I talk about: 
-What wellness should really look like 
-Megan's own history with eating disorders and body image
-The negative implications of the wellness industry on young men and women
-Social media and advice for influencers and consumers on how to be a more critical voice
-Why airbrushing is really detrimental
-Why putting imperfections out in the world empowers women everywhere 
-Why it's important to not use "always" when it comes to eating healthy and working out
-Privilege in the wellness industry and why we need to be acknowledging it
-Health at every size and what that actually looks like
-Why demonizing food creates a cycle of bingeing and purging 
-Why it's not helpful to only post photos of kale photos — and why we shouldn't shame people for eating birthday cake
-The fact men also deal with body image and eating disorders
-Why Instagram is your "highlight reel"
-How to be a conscious consumer via who you follow on social media 
-Where the wellness industry is going
-Why the wellness industry is all about not feeling good about yourself
-How changes in your body shape and size reflect what's going on in your life
-Why your body has a set weight or shape 
-What habit can Megan not give up
-Who she looks up to in business 
-What Megan would tell her 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her 
 
Follow Megan: 
Podcast: https://www.forbes.com/podcasts/failure-factor/
Blog: http://meganbruneau.com/latest/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meganbruneauma
Instagram:http://instagram.com/meganjbruneau
Twitter: http://twitter.com/meganbruneau/
Mar 22, 2017

Today we're chatting with Alexis Joseph — RD, blogger and co-founder of Alchemy Juice Bar in Columbus, Ohio — about how she maintains purpose in her passions and businesses.

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We talk about:
-Alexis's daily routine
-How Alexis started Hummusapien
-What her role looks like at Alchemy
-How she balances her time between the two businesses
-What self-care looks like to her
-Alexis's book recommendations!
-How Alexis uses social media to empower others
-What Alexis wishes she could "un-know" about blogging
-What Alexis is motivated by when blogging
-Growing up with the blog and how its changed
-Disordered eating and using her blog as a positive influence
-What women attribute their success to — and what they should attribute it to!
-Transitioning her blog away from just food
-What she hopes people think when they look at her blog or social media
-What habit can Alexis not give up
-Who she looks up to in business
-What Alexis would tell her 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Follow Alexis:
Blog: hummusapien.com
Alchemy: alchemyjuicecafe.com/
Facebook: Facebook.com/hummusapien
Twitter/Instagram: @hummusapien

Mar 15, 2017

Today we are chatting with Amie Valpone from The Healthy Apple.

Amie's health story is nothing short of inspiring. Over the last decade, her body has been through quite a lot and she has had to become the #1 advocate for her health. She could have wallowed in her sorrows, but instead has taken a challenging experience and turned it into lemonade for all of you. She talks about things you have never heard of (did you know there's such thing as a detoxing gene?) and how she's learned to heal her body holistically.
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We talk about:
-Amie's health journey
-How her stressed out lifestyle and job affected her health
-What her healthy journey has looked like over the past 10 years
-Why Amie started The Healthy Apple
-How Amie decided to heal her body holistically
-Why Amie works with energy healers and not traditional doctors after her illness
-What are the components of energy healing and how can you incorporate it?
-What detoxing really means and how it works
-What eating cold food and drinks does for to our bodies
-Why to use your intuition when it comes to your health
-Is eating organic food really that important?
-Why organic home and beauty products are important
-The easiest and cheapest way to detox
-What the MTHFR gene is and what it means to be missing it
-How Amie is "re-entering" the world after her health traumas.
-What habit can Amie not give up
-Who she looks up to in business
-What Amie would tell her 17 year old self
-What Amie hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Follow Amy
Book: http://bit.ly/2nhyhiy
Blog: thehealthyapple.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/thehealthyapple
Instagram/Twitter: @thehealthyapple

Mar 8, 2017
Today we're chatting with Sarah Fennel from Broma Bakery. We chat about her journey from hobby blog to full-time blogger!
 

I also give you an update of where we are in settling down in San Francisco and we recap how we met in Israel! 

 
-Why Sarah started Broma Bakery
-Why running a blog is exciting for her
-How Sarah got the push to grow her blog
-What personal tactics Sarah used to grow her business
-Why you don't need validation to take the leap to start your own business
-What piece of advice Sarah has for someone who wants to blog full time
-Are you a freelancer or an entrepreneur?
-How Sarah used her blog as a platform to work on other projects 
-What other projects Sarah is currently working on
-How and why bloggers charge the money that they do 
-How Sarah recommends newer bloggers build their portfolio 
-How to start working with brands 
-What other bloggers Sarah works with 
-Sarah's tips for improving your photography
-What's coming next for Broma Bakery
-What healthy habit Sarah can't live without
-Who Sarah looks up to in business
-What Sarah would tell her 17 year old self
-What Sarah hopes her 50 year old self tells her.

Follow Sarah:
Blog: http://bromabakery.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/bromabakery 
Instagram/Twitter: @bromabakery

 

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Mar 1, 2017

Today we are talking to Katie Dalebout from the "Let It Out" podcast and book.

I give you an update on the last 6 months of my life and how I'm finally feeling creatively inspired again.

This podcast is for anyone who is dealing with comparing themselves to others, dealing with feeling uninspired when it comes to your work and Shine Theory.

We talk about:
-What inspired Katie to begin her podcast.
-How her podcast has evolved since she started podcasting in 2013
-How to deal with competitiveness in blogging and creative endeavors.
-What is Shine Theory?
-Why comparison brings you down.
-Why you should reach out to people you admire.
-How helping people you admire will benefit you in the long run.
-How you can get inspiration from other people and why that's okay.
-How journaling can help you work through comparison from her book on journaling, Let It Out. (Exercise below!)
-How being present helps you stop playing the comparison game.
-Why we feel jealousy and what those feelings mean.
-How to use journaling to work through things you are dealing with.
-What spurred the change in name from "Wellness Wonderland" to "Let It Out"
-Davida's episode of "Let It Out": https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/let-it-out-katie-dalebout-previously-wellness-wonderland/id669216566?mt=2&i=1000380376550
-What podcasts Katie is listening to
-The Cookbook Deal: https://itun.es/us/3DiThb.c
-What books Katie is reading
-What healthy habit Katie can't live without
-Who Katie looks up to in business
-What Katie would tell her 17 year old self
-What Katie hopes her 50 year old self tells her.

Follow Katie:
Website: http://katiedalebout.com/
Podcast: https://itun.es/us/2824N.c
Book: http://amzn.to/2lSNCCA
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/thewellnesswonderland
Twitter: http://twitter.com/katiedalebout
Instagram: http://instagram.com/katiedalebout

Shine Theory: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/05/shine-theory-how-to-stop-female-competition.html

NO. 18
THE WAY OUT OF COMPARE & DESPAIR: “Concern Yourself with You”

When I was a kid, my mom would constantly tell me something that sticks with me to this day. It became a mantra I used in elementary school, carried on to high school, and still use today well into adulthood. When I found myself constantly making choices based on other kids, my mom would say to me, “Concern yourself with you.”

Comparison is an easy trap to get caught in. With the advent of social media long after my mom first uttered the epic “Concern yourself with you” mantra, I wonder if perhaps she was predicting what was to come in an era where comparing yourself to other peoples’ highlight reels is easier and more addictive than ever.

Have you ever gone on a social stalking binge of someone, and next thing you know you’re so far down their Instagram feed that your thumbs hurt from scrolling and you pray they won’t slip and accidentally double-tap a photo, “liking” it and revealing how deep into their past you’ve scrolled? (Um, yeah . . . clearly that’s too specific to not be an autobiographical example.) Anyway, after talking with countless people I realized I wasn’t alone, and this comparison game is rampant.

I found myself giving the same advice to my friends and clients that my mom gave me long ago.

This tool guides us to take my mom’s advice and quit the compare-and-despair game we so often default to. Whether it's a mentor, a guru, a celebrity, your accomplished friend from high school, or your ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, comparing yourself keeps you stuck and makes you feel less than.

Conan O’Brien once said in a commencement speech at Dartmouth that comedians of his generation desperately wanted to be the next David Letterman. He remarked, “It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique.” I found that to be a deeply profound lesson of authenticity. We have to concern ourselves with our own truth, and not try to emulate anyone else’s.

The bottom line is that whenever you’re comparing yourself to others, you’re not concerned with you. The interesting thing is, the more you are yourself, the more attractive you become. This tool guides you to instead use who you’re comparing yourself to as a guide for something you want more of within yourself, which probably isn’t being fully expressed.

Directions:

• Step 1: Make a list of the people you most

compare yourself to. Then examine how you’re

separating yourself by answering these two

questions for each person on your list (if there

are several people, choose just one or two for this

exercise today):

 

a) Are you making yourself “more special”

or “better” than those you are comparing

yourself to? If yes, move on to Step 2.

b) Are you making yourself “less special” or

“worse” than those you’re comparing yourself

to? That is, are you regarding them as better

than you or more special by either idolizing

them or feeling jealousy toward them? If yes,

move on to Step 3.

• Step 2: Answer the following questions in your

journal if you answered “yes” to question (a)

above:

• What is it within you that feels insecurity around

this person you’re comparing yourself to?

• What is it within you that makes you feel like

you need to perceive yourself as better than

him or her?

• In what ways are you both equal?

• How can you see him or her with love instead?

When you’re done, move on to Step 4.

• Step 3: Answer the following questions in your

journal if you answered “yes” to question (b)

above:

• What are the specific qualities or attributes

that you find most inspiring about this person

you’re comparing yourself to?

• What is he or she mirroring back to you

regarding qualities that are within you but are

perhaps unawakened?

• How can you look at him or her as a positive

example of inspiration?

• How can you embrace ways you are unique

from him or her and love those qualities about

yourself?

• In what ways are you both equal?

• Can you find common humanity with him or

her?

• Step 4: Now concern yourself with you. Write a

sentence about yourself in the third person as

if someone else were admiring you. This is your

time to toot your own horn, which may feel

uncomfortable. It does for me, but I’ll take one

for the team and give you an example: “Katie is

an awesome podcast host, really kills it on the

ukulele, knows how to write a mean journal

prompt, and has an adorable little dog.” See

there, that wasn’t so bad—give it a go!

• Bonus step: Tweet your 140-character horn toot at

me (@katiedalebout)! I want to see how awesome

you are.


Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe 


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