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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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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

It's been a while since an episode has made me emotional. Maybe it's the PMS but after listening back on the episode I found myself crying. It felt cathartic to let out some things I've been keeping in. I have today's guest, Simi Botic to thank for that.

Simi is a health coach, author and speaker who helps women struggling with disordered eating, overexercise and other perfectionist tendencies learn to let go of control and accept and love yourself exactly as we are. Something I know I'm still working on everyday. Simi's new book, Letting Go of Leo jumps head first into this topic through short stories based off of Simi's own experiences growing up. The book really hit home for me. So much so I finished it in one night!

Today on the show we're digging into these perfectionist tendencies, talking about how they manifest differently and ways to embrace self-love, especially when life feels out of control

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

  • Simi's story and her journey to self-acceptance
  • Rejection and how it can deeply affect our self-worth
  • The college transition and why it was so tough for both of us
  • The underlying root of disordered eating and exercise
  • Coming to terms with her eating disorder and binge eating disorder
  • Recovery and what that looked like for her
  • Perfectionist tendencies and how to let go of trying to control
  • How to block out the noise and listen to your body with so much external influence
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to 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 podcast best for you!

Follow Simi:

Website: https://www.simibotic.com/

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

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

Book: https://www.simibotic.com/book/

Apr 18, 2018

My deep love for all things nut butter is not a secret around here. The passion runs deep and anyone who has the courage to jump head first into this world (as a college student no less!) deserves serious respect in my book.

Yes, I am taking about one half of the Wild Friends Foods duo, Erika Welsh. Erika and her business partner (then college roommate) stumbled into a business as college freshman. Never in their wildest dreams did they think they'd end up taking the peanut butter they ground up in their college dorm room and selling it for profit. Let alone having mass distribution across the country and a whole lineup of nut butters and overnight oats!

Today on the show we're going back to the early days of Wild Friends and chatting about how Erika and Keely got started, when they knew they wanted to take the leap and what it's been like growing a business in such a competitive industry.

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

  • How Erika and Keeley met and started Wild Friends
  • Why nut butter and how the obsession started
  • Their "ah ha" moment when they realized Wild Friends was more than just a fun side project
  • How they came to the decision to drop out of college and how that decision feels now
  • How people reacted to them dropping out of college
  • Their experience on SharkTank and how that changed the course of their business
  • What's it like running your business with your best friend
  • Asking for help with your business and finding trusted advisors
  • How to handle competition in the business space and shift your perspective on it
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Mentioned in the episode:

Butcher's Box special discount for That's So Maven listeners: https://www.butcherbox.com/healthymaven/

A 10-Day Guide to Busting Your Stress ---> http://bit.ly/2jb7Gjc

Get a Weekly Affirmation straight to your inbox! --> https://bit.ly/2HX6DNM

Join The Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guest questions and to 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 podcast best for you!

Follow Erika + Wild Friends Foods:

Website: https://wildfriendsfoods.com/

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

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

Apr 11, 2018

Feng Shui! Probably one of the most requested topics for the podcast. We've talked a lot about how to care for your mental, emotional and physical health on the show, but what about your spaces? We spend a lot of time at in, at work and indoors in general so understandably, how we organize and decorate them has an impact. That's the topic of today's episode.

Anjie Cho is an architect and Feng Shui expert. She helps to build homes and decorate homes in accordance with Feng Shui principles to help maximize the energy and flow of your space. Her focus is to create a nurturing and supportive environment for each of her clients, tailoring her practice to each person's specific needs.

Today on the show we're going back-to-basics with Feng Shui and some easy principles everyone should know to help maximize and balance their space. It's a fascinating episode for those who are new to Feng Shui and also for those who are already familiar.

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

  • About Anjie and why she went into architecture and Feng Shui
  • An intro guide to Feng Shui and how it started
  • The different Feng Shui "camps" and how they differ
  • Ways you can build a home using the principles of Feng Shui
  • Tips for designing a home using the principles of Feng Shui
  • The importance of spring cleaning and keeping clutter out of your home
  • Plants and why they're important in Feng Shui
  • Tips for implementing Feng Shui on a budget
  • Numerology and how numbers play into designing your home
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Mentioned in this episode:

BTB Feng Shui

https://www.anjiecho.com/holistic-spaces-blog/2014/4/28/feng-shui-101-the-bagua-map

https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2014/07/know-secret-skinny.html

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 Anjie:

Websites: https://www.anjiecho.com/ and https://www.holisticspaces.com/ 

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

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

Apr 4, 2018

I can't help but love the episodes where I get to welcome my friends onto the show. This week's is no exception. It's been a long time coming so I am EXTRA excited to have my dear friend, Megan Faletra from The Well Essentials on the show today.

Megan and I met through the interwebs and I don't know what exactly clicked when we discovered each other but somehow I felt like I had always known her. When we met in person last year at Expo East that feeling only intensified. It was like meeting my long lost soul sister who lived on the opposite coast. Literally everyday we discover something new that we have in common. It's these scenarios that make me LOVE social media. If it weren't for instagram, we never would have met!

Back to Megan...Megan Faletra (MS, MPH, RDN) is a global health dietitian, humanitarian, and founder of The Well Essentials where she is devoted to helping others create a sustainable healthy life that supports a healthy body and planet. She has worked on food security and global health issues around the world, and advocates for a reconnection to the world around us. She believes that by rethinking the way we choose to consume we can change how we view the world and most importantly how we can impact it.

Her life motto is to “live with purpose”, which guides virtually every way she lives her life. Megan lives in Boston with her husband where she also runs a nutrition coaching practice, when she is not working you can most likely find her with a passport in hand planning that next great adventure. --> VERY true. I am constantly in awe at the cool places Megan visits.

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

  • About Megan and how she became a Global Health Dietitian 
  • Why Megan went to school to become a registered dietitian and got her masters in public health
  • Food culture and why it's the missing piece to the way we eat
  • How to cultivate a food culture if you didn't grow up with one
  • Teaching kids where food comes from and the importance of doing so
  • Organic food and why most of our food is not organic
  • Food security and why it's a major problem in North America
  • Pesticide use and why organics and regenerative agriculture is so important
  • Why it's better for the planet to buy organic food and other organic products
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Mentioned in this episode:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/organic

https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/02/does-organic-really-matter.html

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 Megan: 

Website: https://www.thewellessentials.com/

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

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

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