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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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Dec 20, 2017

Welcome to the final podcast of 2017! I'm so excited to welcome Christy Harrison, an intuitive eating and anti-diet dietitian to the show today to chat about, well, anti-dieting and intuitive eating!

It felt fitting to have Christy on the show during the holidays as I know many of you guys struggle with how to navigate them as you sort out your own health and eating journeys. It isn't easy with so many triggers and messaging telling you to work off that turkey dinner or set weight-loss goals for the new year. I feel you and I'm with you. Last year around this time I ended up unfollowing so many people because I couldn't handle all of the messaging making me feel inadequate being exactly where I am. So hopefully this episode helps to remind you that the holiday season is so much more than food and your body.

Beyond being a perfect guest for this season, Christy has also been one of the most highly requested guests. She runs a very successful podcast herself so she's no stranger to this world. As a result this episode really resonated with me and I hope it resonates with you too.

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

  • Christy's journey and how she became an anti-diet dietitian
  • Her history with disordered eating and what helped lead her out of it
  • Thin privilege and how to talk about intuitive eating and anti-diet from this perspecitve
  • What "Intuitive Eating" really means and how its been misinterpreted
  • How to be an intuitive eater with digestive issues
  • How to talk to friends and family members who are struggling with eating disorders
  • Resources for breaking weight stigma and bias and encouraging health at every size
  • The one health habit she can't live without

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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 Christy:

Website: https://christyharrison.com/

Podcast: https://christyharrison.com/foodpsych/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chr1styharrison/

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

Intuitive Eating Fundamentals Course: https://christyharrison.com/intuitive-eating-online-course

Dec 13, 2017

I'll be honest, I was highly skeptical when I first started chatting with Ana Maria Vasquez from Intention Training. I was introduced to her at the yoga retreat I attended earlier this year and since then have followed her closely, while also keeping her teachings at a distance. A piece of me wanted to believe her, but the realist in me didn't. Today's podcast episode with her was enlightening...to say the least!

Ana Maria is a self-described multi-sensory animal and nature intuitive. What does this mean? Through various types of sensory energy, she is able to communicate with plants and animals. Pretty cool, right? It gets cooler...Ana Maria also believes that all of us are capable of these abilities, it's just a matter of tapping into the right frequency. How does she do this? Well you'll have to listen to the episode...

Beyond her ability to communicate with plants and animals, we discuss in-depth all about energy healing, why animals and nature are good for our health and what we can learn from our pets. Hint: Bodhi was very much in attendance.

Here are a few other things we discussed in today's episode.

  • Ana Maria's journey and how she discovered she was a plant and animal intuitive
  • How we can all energetically "tune-in" to the world around us
  • What communication means beyond verbal communication and how to pay attention to these signals
  • Grounding and the benefits of being outside
  • How to connect to other dimensions through energetic portals like nature and animals
  • What we can learn from our dreams and accessing other dimensions?
  • The law of attraction and how to boost your vibrations
  • How to tune in to what our animals are trying to teach us

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 Ana Maria and Intention Training:

Website: http://www.intentiontraining.com/

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

Dec 6, 2017

Ooooooh meditation! I feel like it's something that everyone talks about but no one really knows what it means. That's probably because there's so many ways to define it and beyond that, so many different traditions of meditation that there really is no one size fits all. And in case you've guessed it, that's what today's episode is all about!

I'm honored and excited to welcome Ellie Burrows, the co-founder of MNDFL, a meditation studio in New York City to the show today. On today's episode we're exploring meditation, what it means to Ellie, the different types of meditation practices available and tips for new and experienced meditators to explore and deepen their practices.

As someone who has a love-hate relationship with meditation, I'm happy to say that this episode inspired me to rekindle my practice more consistently, and I even signed up for my first meditation class!

Since I know the new year is just around the corner, and lots of you are setting goals and resolutions, my hope with this episode is that it inspires you to develop a meditation practice or explore the possibility of it in 2018.

Here's a breakdown of some of the stuff we talked about:

  • Ellie's journey and how she got started on her spiritual path
  • How she met her co-founder, Lodro and launched MNDFL
  • The different types of meditation and how she recommends finding the one that works for you
  • Some of the health benefits of a meditation practice
  • What to do on those days when you can't seem to let go of your thoughts?
  • Is there a benefit to practicing in a group vs. practicing at home
  • Rituals that help keep you consistent and on track with your meditation practice
  • How to prioritize your health when there's a never-ending list of wellness items to check off
  • How do you meld meditation and spirituality with religion?

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 Ellie + Mndfl:

Website: https://www.mndflmeditation.com/

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

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

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