That's So Maven by The Healthy Maven

That's So Maven is a weekly health and wellness podcast from blogger Davida Lederle 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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Sep 19, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

The Wellness Handbook:

Last week's podcast episode with dosist: 

67% Project: 

Kelsey's new book, out on October 23rd:

Connie Wang: 

I was so excited to hear your response to the return of Season 4! We definitely kicked things off with a bang in Episode #71 with dosist. I so appreciate your openness to learning about new topics that carry some stigma. I truly do have the best tribe!

Today's episode is equally as interesting and important. I'm chatting with Kelsey Miller, an anti-diet writer and body positivity activist. She is well known for her writing on Refinery 29's Anti-Diet Project and her memoir, Big Girl. She's also been working on her newest book, a pop-culture look at everyone's favorite TV show, Friends.

Not only is Kelsey incredibly knowledgeable in helping us navigate our diet-focused culture, but her story in and of itself is inspiring. I'm so excited to welcome Kelsey Miller to the show today.

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

  • Kelsey's upbringing and how she got caught in the diet-binge cycle
  • Growing up in diet culture and if and how things have changed
  • The history of diet culture and diet fads
  • Why all diets inevitably fail
  • Her wake-up call and when she finally realized she didn't want to be caught in the diet cycle
  • Kelsey's thoughts on Intuitive Eating and what it really means to embrace IE
  • "Clean" eating and why it's still a diet and the dangers of the wellness space
  • The difference between dieting to manipulate your body and chronic illness
  • Getting married and the dieting culture that permeates it
  • Her new book and why she chose to write about friends

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Jul 25, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

Retreat Preview List: 

Saje Wellness Yoga Event: 

Episode 31 with Sadie Lincoln: 

Episode 33 with Jessamyn Stanley: 

Episode 43 with Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella: 

Episode 45 with Reilly Brock from Imperfect Produce: 

Episode 50 with Latham Thomas from Mama Glow:

Episode 52 with Ezzie Spencer from Lunar Abundance: 

Episode 55 with Kait Hurley:  and her book recommendation, What Made Maddy Run: 

Episode 56 with Megan Faletra: 

Episode 60 with Jasmina Aganovic from Mother Dirt: 

Episode 63 with Kat Dahlen: 

Episode 64 with Cassie Johnston from Wholefully: 

Episode 68 with Lara Briden: 

It's the official end of Season 3 AH! There really is no method to the madness when it comes to the various seasons of the show other than to let my gut dictate when it's time to close one chapter and prep for another. It's just feeling like the right time to end season 3 with a few weeks off to make some tweaks and improvements before we kick off season 4. Luckily there are 70 shows out there to keep you entertained while I do a little restructuring and take some time off to reset.

I thought it would be fun to reflect back on season 3 and pick out some of the top lessons I've learned from the show. Truthfully, I don't go back to listen to old episodes (it's weird hearing your own voice!), but from the 40 episodes this season, a bunch of important lessons learned still stand-out. Today's episode will be all about these lessons and why they've stuck with me. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so that you know when I'm back from my short hiatus. In the meantime, enjoy!

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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:

A 10-Day Guide to Busting Your Stress --->

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Dec 5, 2016

Andie Mitchell, New York Times bestselling author of "It Was Me All Along" and "Eating in the Middle" speaks about finding balance in health, work, life and blogging as a business. 

You'll hear about:

  • How Andie Mitchell started blogging.
  • How she uses a standing desk to keep her energy up throughout the day.
  • Is blogging a difficult career?
  • What it was like to write and shop her book proposal?
  • How we use food to channel negative or positive energy.
  • How we use our blogs to channel positive energy.
  • Struggles with social media and keeping reality in check.
  • Over-sharing on social media.
  • Separating your brand from yourself on Instagram.
  • Dealing with food restriction and binge eating disorder.
  • Why celebrities saying they love their bodies is a disconnect at times.
  • Knowing that you will feel differently about your body every day.
  • What a day in the life of Andie Mitchell looks like.
  • Andie Mitchell's third book proposal.
  • What’s the one health item you can’t live without?
  • What advice would you give your 20 year old self?
  • What do you hope your 50 year old self would tell you?

And more!