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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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Nov 29, 2017

Well I have a seriously fun episode of the podcast for you today! We're changing things up and my friend Talia from Party in my Plants Podcast is taking over as host and putting me in the hot seat!

We held nothing back and given that Talia is pretty experienced at this, she went deep with me. We talked for over and hour and covered everything from intuitive eating, to wedding planning to how C and I manage to both work from home. And so so much more! Talia met virtually almost a year ago and in person a few months ago. She is true gem and the real deal in the health and wellness space. Her energy is intoxicating and I know you'll love her

I'm also interviewing Talia over on her podcast TOMORROW so make sure you subscribe to her podcast so you don't miss that episode! And be sure to follow her on her blog and Instagram.

Today's episode is a long one, so buckle up and enjoy the show!

Here are some things we discussed:

  • My favorite and least favorite parts of my job
  • How I tackle my anxiety and create a better work-life balance
  • Essential oils and other practices I use to destress
  • My green beauty favorites and why I wear makeup
  • How I stay organized and on top of my content calendar
  • My biggest insecurities personally and professionally
  • What's next for The Healthy Maven
  • How wedding planning is going and some wedding planning details
  • I'm answering my hot seat questions! 

Items mentioned in this episode:

Gressa Foundation: http://bit.ly/2xQJcBh
Ilia Lipstick (Perfect Day): http://bit.ly/2hAafL3
Ilia Lipstick (Madam Mina): http://bit.ly/2wr5auI
Essentialism: http://amzn.to/2jNB5mZ
Daring Greatly:  http://amzn.to/2iIvk6N
Saje Wellness Diffusers
Credo Beauty (online store)
No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls (recipe)

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 Talia:

Website: http://partyinmyplants.com/

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

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-party-in-my-plants-podcast/id1173220211?mt=2

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/partyinmyplants

Nov 22, 2017

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! I thought today's episode would be perfect for those of you traveling today or are on your way to a family function to tune in and bring a little sunshine to your life. Because that's what Alison Wu is, pure, radiant sunshine. 

But beyond that, she's also an incredibly talented food, prop, and wardrobe stylist who specializes in healthy recipe development and making smoothies look out of this world good...that taste great too!

A lot of the episodes lately have been quite heavy or science-loaded, so I wanted a lighter episode that highlighted someone who brings positivity, creativity and art to the wellness space. Alison is one of those people who you just want to be friends with. And I not so secretly hope that bringing her on the podcast was the first step in becoming her friend!

Alison is just a ray of sunshine who delivers helpful tips in such a relatable way. Today's episode is no exception.

Here are some things we chatted about:

  • Alison's journey and how she found herself as a food stylist
  • Her biggest creative influences for recipe development and styling
  • Why she was a vegetarian and then started eating meat again
  • Tackling her food fears and eating intuitively
  • Adaptogens and using plants to help balance her hormones
  • Spirituality and her experience on an ashram learning yoga
  • Intentionality and the trendiness of crystals and alternative healing methods
  • Instagram algorithms and how to stay authentic online
  • The many layers of self-care and how to individualize this practice

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Sun Potion Transformational Foods (website)

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 Alison Wu:

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

Website: wuhaus.com

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

Nov 15, 2017

I love every single podcast episode I've recorded, but there are certain ones I never want to come to an end. Today's conversation with Dr. Will Cole was one of them. 

I invited Dr. Cole on to chat all things functional medicine, but what I got was so much more. We jumped into topics like hormone health, adrenal fatigue, our microbiome and the importance of FAT, among many other things. It was an enlightening and inspiring conversation, that unfortunately only last one hour. I wish we could have chatted all day!

Dr. Cole is an influential functional medicine doctor who has worked with many large publications so I'm thrilled he made the time to come onto the show.

Here are some things we discussed:

  • Dr. Cole's journey and how he decided to focus on functional medicine
  • What is functional medicine and how does it differ from mainstream western medicine?
  • Hormone health and how to treat it from a functional medicine perspective
  • Adrenal fatigue and what it really means
  • Food and lifestyle tips for someone struggling with adrenal fatigue
  • Brain health and the effects it has on your hormones and beyond
  • Inflammation in the brain and markers of inflammation
  • Tips for naturally treating your body during cold and flu season

Mentioned in the episode:

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 Dr. Will Cole:

Website: https://drwillcole.com

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

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/drwillcole

Nov 8, 2017

A couple of years ago on a dark January day, I walked into a storefront on Kings Street in Toronto with little knowledge of how transformative the contents inside would be. It was called Body Thoughts and it was a traveling art show-experience focused on creating dialogue and expanding our knowledge of how we perceive our bodies. Run by two young women, each of whom had their own body image struggles and conversations to share, Body Thoughts ended up being one of my highlights of 2016 and an experience I haven't forgotten. 

Fast-forward to today and one of the founders of Body Thoughts and the creative vision behind it, Alexa Mazzarello is on the podcast today to chat about that experience, her struggles with body image and how her perception of her body has changed since taking on photography full-time. 

Alexa is an insanely talented photographer, body positive creative and a friend. It's been a year in the making bringing her on the show and I'm so happy to have her on board today!

Here are some things we discussed:

  • Alexa's journey and how she launched Body Thoughts
  • Losing her aunt and how that changed her perception of her body
  • The power of body positivity for men and why we must not exclude them from the conversation
  • How Body Thoughts helped shift her perspective when it comes to health
  • How she uses her photography to help women improve their body image 
  • The power of photography as a form of therapy and self-improvement
  • How her perception of body diversity has changed since becoming a photographer 
  • The one health habit she can't live without 

Mentioned in this episode:

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 Alexa:

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

Website and portfolio: www.alexamazzarello.com

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

Nov 1, 2017

WHEW! Coming up with a title for this episode was a real struggle. Why? Because on today's episode, I'm chatting with Lauren Geersten from Empowered Sustenance and Meo Energetics about everything! No really, everything.

Lauren is a wealth of knowledge and since starting the podcast I have wanted to bring her on the show. I had an hour of her time and I really tried to make the most of it so we covered a lot of ground. From her struggles with ulcerative colitis, her healing journey, mental health and chronic illness, energy medicine, and what it means to be an "empath", we're talking about it all. 

At 24 years old, Lauren's journey is nothing short of inspirational. She is currently writing a book and I am eagerly waiting for it to come out. In the meantime, I have today's episode to listen to on repeat.

Here are just a few of the things we discussed:

  • Lauren's journey and how she launched Empowered Sustenance
  • Her struggles with ulcerative colitis and how she healed her body with food
  • The healing archetype and how to support your mental health with chronic illness
  • How to use food to heal your body with a history of an eating disorder
  • Health perfectionism and how to recover from it
  • Health as a journey, not as a destination
  • Energy medicine - what it is and how it can benefit your health
  • Living as an empath vs. being a highly sensitive person

Items mentioned in this episode:

  • Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet (Amazon)
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Amazon)
  • Lauren's energy medicine company, Meo Energetics 

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 Lauren:

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

Websites: https://empoweredsustenance.com

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EmpoweredSustenance

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