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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 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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Dec 11, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Foods. Use the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout to receive 50% off your first box

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Is there anything in life more polarizing than body hair? This is particularly true for women who are often judged for having any ounce of hair on their bodies. What about for men? Why are they revered for their body hair and judged for removing it? Today on the show I'm chatting with Breanne Fahs a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University and expert on body hair all about it.

So if you've wondered what the deal is with body hair, is it healthy (spoiler alert: YES!) and why we feel so inclined to remove it, this episode is for you. On today's episode we also discuss:

  • Dr. Fahs' background and her interest in women + gender studies
  • Why body hair is so polarizing for people
  • The history of body hair + why women feel the need to remove it
  • Is body hair clean? The stigma around body hair
  • Her best tips for being confident with body hair
  • Her takeaways from challenging her students to grow out their body hair
  • ...and so much more!

Learn more about Breanne: http://www.breannefahs.com/

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Dec 4, 2019

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After 128 episodes it's probably no surprise to any of you how much I love astrology. We've chatting about astrology many times here on the show but never have we delved into the birth chart and looked at it from an applied perspective. That's why I'm thrilled to welcome Debra Silverman, a psychotherapist, astrology and writer to the show today. She takes a clinical approach to astrology where it's not just predictive horoscopes but how to get to know your inner self better and live life to your highest potential. She helps you get to know you as it is written in the stars. But we also discuss the importance of fate vs. free will and how to find what your true calling and purpose is in life.
 
Today's episode is a bit different. Rather than just explaining how a birth chart works, Debra is breaking it down for all of you by jumping into my birth chart and sharing some of my inner workings. I hope you enjoy!
 
On today's episode we also discuss:
  • Debra's background and how she combines psychotherapy with astrology
  • Her approach to astrology and how its different from others
  • What is a birth chart + how are you born with one?
  • Your sun, moon and rising signs
  • The 4 elements and what they tell you about yourself
  • The missing element and what it can teach you
  • Saturn returns and what you need to know about it
  • South and north nodes and how you can use them to live life to the fullest
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Debra on Instagram | Learn more about Debra Silverman HERE

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Nov 20, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Ann Marie Gianni Skincare. For the month of November, they are offering TSM listeners a 1-week trial of FOUR of their products for just $10 which includes shipping: http://bit.ly/maven-annmarie

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Episode #83 with Lee Vosburgh from Style Bee

Without question, sustainability is an important and pressing dialogue we all need to be discussing. It's part of the reason you have been seeing more posts about sustainability on THM and in my personal life I've found myself gravitating towards resources that are discussing it. One of the most relatable and empowering of these resources is The Good Trade, a website founded by AmyAnn Cadwell, a leading voice in the sustainability movement, an entrepreneur and social impact angel investor. She wears many hats, but educating the world on how to make more sustainable choices is the primary of them.

The Healthy Maven and That's So Maven has always been a place where we discuss health and wellness and how to take better care of yourself, but you cannot take care of yourself while ignoring the health of the planet. They are one and the same and need equal attention and respect. So today we are chatting about this parallel between sustainability and wellness and how to make everyday choices for sustainability and curb our fast fashion addiction.
 
On today's episode we also discuss:
  • AmyAnn's background and getting a degree in social entrepreneurship
  • Why she launched The Good Trade in 2014 and what inspired her decision
  • "The True Cost" and how fast fashion became so popular
  • How to shop more sustainably and her favorite sustainable clothing brands
  • How to prioritize decision making when it comes to sustainability
  • Everyday changes we can all implement to live more sustainably
  • Making sustainability conversations accessible and less scary
  • ...and so much more!

Follow The Good Trade on Instagram | Learn more about The Good Trade HERE

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Nov 13, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Ann Marie Gianni Skincare. For the month of November, they are offering TSM listeners a 1-week trial of FOUR of their products for just $10 which includes shipping: http://bit.ly/maven-annmarie

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Episode #119 with Sarah Polansky of Prismatic Plants

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Medicinal mushrooms?! I know what you're thinking here...but hang with me! This episode is a juicy one. Over the last several years medicinal mushrooms (mushrooms that have benefits for our bodies...not of the magic variety!) have had a huge resurgence. But these incredible fungi are not new and in fact, are likely older than us. So what's the deal with them and are they really that great? Simple answer: Yes. But for the longer answer tune into today's episode with Jeff Chilton, president of Nammex, author of The Mushroom Cultivator and mushroom grower and researcher for over 40 years is on the show today sharing all of his mushroom wisdom.

This was honestly one of the most interesting conversations I've had this year on the show. Not only are we going deep into how mushrooms are grown, the benefits of different varietals (reishi, lion's mane, cordyceps etc...) but we're also discussing the importance of sourcing and what's really in some of the more popular mushroom products out there. On today's episode we're also discussing:

  • Jeff's passion for mushrooms and what started his 40+ year career In the business
  • How mushrooms are grown and the difference between mushrooms and mycelium
  • The nutritional benefits of mushrooms and how to consume them 
  • Does it matter where mushrooms are grown? What about organic?
  • The different types of medicinal mushrooms and their benefits
  • How to determine quality of your mushroom products
  • Starting an organic mushroom farm in China
  • ...and so much more!

Learn more about Jeff Chilton HERE

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Nov 6, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Foods. Use the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout to receive 50% off your first box

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Chatting with Tiffany Ima was something I had been looking forward to for a long time. Finally getting the chance to sit down and discuss her journey and experiences ended up being even better than I had imagined. Not surprisingly, we have a lot in common. Tiffany's journey has not been direct (is anybody's?!) and has evolved in a messy, beautiful and very public way. Nevertheless, the most important piece is that she showed up. period.

One of my favorite discussions we have on the show is about exercise addiction and how to use exercise to support your wellness and not as a tool to manipulate and change your body. As someone who struggled with exercise addiction, this part really hit home with me. But there is so much more!

On today's episode we also discuss:

  • Tiffany's journey and how she started off of a fashion blogger
  • How being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder changed the trajectory of her message
  • From fitness trainer to body-positive activist
  • Exercise addiction and how to find a healthy relationship with exercise
  • The benefits of journaling and what "consistency" really means
  • Why so many creative women struggle with body image
  • Her best tips for confidence and what simple wellness means to her
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Tiffany on Instagram | Learn more about Tiffany Ima HERE

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Oct 30, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Foods. Use the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout to receive 50% off your first box

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I'm so excited to share today's podcast episode with Taran and Bunny Ghatrora, the co-founders of an incredible company called Blume. I discovered Blume through a mutual friend and fell in love with their concept and how they are changing the game when it comes to period products and self-care. Self-care goes beyond face masks and baths (though I do love me a bath...and face mask!). Self-care is also about accessibility to products for something that 50% of the population experiences...periods.

From acne care, to menstrual cramp solutions and organic period products, Blume is here to solve these problems, and give back along the way. I'm so excited to be sharing this incredible company and their founders here on the show today.

On today's episode we also discuss:

  • How Blume got started
  • Accessibility to period products and Blume's partnership with Days for Girls
  • Puberty and the education for young girls on changes in their bodies
  • Societal stigma around periods and how to remove it
  • What's in our period products + the Pink Tax
  • Sex education and self-care - do they go together?
  • PCOS and educating young women on it
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Blume on Instagram | Learn more about Blume HERE

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Oct 23, 2019

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You and I may never become Soulcycle instructors but something about Jera Foster-Fell's story will ring true with all of us: What happens when you accomplish your dream and then realize it isn't your dream anymore? From Soulcycle instructor to body positive influencer, Jera's story has taken many turns and she's chronicled it all over on her account Jera.Bean.

On today's show I'm chatting with Jera all about this journey and where she's landed now. We talk about life as an influencer, what a day in her life looks like now and being okay with change even as we confront our own identity.

On today's episode we also discuss:

  • How Jera fell in love with fitness
  • Soulcycle and her journey to becoming an instructor (hint: it wasn't easy!)
  • Deciding she was done with teaching and how to take the leap into another direction
  • Watching her body change and sharing this journey publicly
  • What her job actually looks like and the pressures of social media
  • Where she gets her positivity and confidence from
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Jera Foster-Fell on Instagram | Learn more about Jera HERE

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Oct 16, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Use the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout to receive 50% off your first box

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This episode feels incredibly full circle for me. I remember following Gina Harney's blog all the way back in 2009 while a junior in college. In some ways this feels like the hay day of blogging. I would wake up, grab my coffee and check-in with my healthy living blogs each morning on my google blog reader. The Fitnessista was at the top of this list. 10 years later, Gina is on That's So Maven to chat all about her blogging journey and how the landscape has changed since she first started.

Gina Harney is a personal trainer and group fitness professional. She runs online programs and blogs about her journey over on The Fitnessista. She's also a Mama to two awesome daughters and a wife to who many of us know as "The Pilot". The thing that I love most about Gina is her transparency. She has taught me so much simply by sharing her experiences. From getting her breast implants removed to sharing her postpartum recovery journey, it truly is an honor to have Gina share the mic with me today.

On today's episode we also discuss:

  • Gina's journey and why she started The Fitnessista
  • How the landscape of blogging has changed as well as her perspective on health and wellness
  • The future of blogging and how social media changed the game
  • Diastasis Recti and her best tips for postpartum fitness and recovery
  • Why she got breast implants and eventually why she got them removed
  • Breast plant illness and how to know if you are being affected by it
  • ...and so much more!

Follow The Fitnessista on Instagram | Learn more about Gina Harney HERE

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Oct 9, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Use the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout to receive 50% off your first box. And Imperfect Produce is officially launching in NYC!

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If I had a nickel for every fearful thought I experienced in a day I would RICH. In fact I'd probably be a billionaire. Fear...it's what our mind feeds on - or so we think. Though far more difficult, our minds can feed off love, but this means facing our fear and moving forward anyway. Today on the show I'm chatting with Koya Webb, a holistic health coach and yoga instructor all about facing your fears and how to turn obstacles into seeds of growth.

Koya is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, personal trainer, holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model revolutionizing the holistic living landscape. She is known as a “transformational specialist” when it comes to helping people reach their goals—by encouraging sustainable positive lifestyle changes. She believes the most important element in health is Self-Love; from this belief came the creation of Get Loved Up. Get Loved Up encourages clients to practice daily self-care and make healthy living a priority in a fun and accessible way. Get Loved Up aims to lower the number of people with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.

On today's episode we chat about:

  • Koya's journey and what led her to teach yoga
  • Radical self love and starting "Get Loved Up"
  • Increasing diversity in the yoga space and starting her own teacher program
  • Identifying fear and when the stories you tell yourself aren't true
  • How to find the courage to tackle your fears even when they paralyze you
  • What teaching yoga has taught her about life
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Koya Webb on Instagram | Learn more about Koya Webb HERE

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Oct 2, 2019

Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Use the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout to receive 50% off your first box. And Imperfect Produce is officially launching in NYC!

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I had been looking forward to chatting with Minna Lee aka Living Minnaly for several weeks after she scheduled her interview. I've always resonated with her message and have loved following along with her journey though it wasn't until we sat down and chatted that I learned how much we had in common. From growing up figure skating to struggling with an eating disorder and eventually to starting our blogs, meeting Minna was like meeting a long lost sister.

To date, this felt like one of the most genuine conversations I've had here on the show. From fitness coach, to blogger, to photographer to downright awesome human, it's safe to say that Minna wears many hats so it was fun to have her on the show to share more about her journey and how she defines wellness.

On today's episode we chat about:

  • Minna's journey and her past as a competitive athlete
  • How she transitioned to fitness coaching and how that's changed her perception of exercise
  • Getting diagnosed with Hashimoto's and the changes she's made to support her body
  • Body image and how she's learning to embrace what she has
  • Mental health and social media - can the two coexist?
  • Being a "Jill of all Trades" and why she likes having a lot of projects
  • Balance - does it really exist?
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Minna Lee on Instagram | Learn more about Minna Lee HERE

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Sep 25, 2019

This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare.  For the month of September, they are offering TSM listeners a sample trio of their serums + cleanser and facial oil by purchasing through THIS LINK.

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CBD is all the rage these days, but did you know that there's more than just one type of cannabinoid? Ever heard of CBN or CBG? What about pairing CBD with herbal medicine? Where are you sourcing your CBD from? These are all important questions that we have yet to tackle here on the podcast. So today I invited Prismatic Plants founder, Sarah Polansky onto the show to share all of her CBD and herbalism wisdom with us today.

After struggling with a parasite and prolonged antibiotic use, Sarah turned to alternative medicine to help restore her gut. In the process she discovered how many women are also struggling with similar and sometimes unknown issues that could benefit from plant-based medicine. But as Cannabis (and CBD specifically) gets more and more popular, it's important to discuss where it is coming from and the effects it is having on the body. So today we're diving deep and getting the down low on CBD. We're also chatting about:

  • All about Sarah's health journey and how she found plant-based medicine
  • Cannabinoids and how they affect your body
  • The inspiration behind starting Prismatic Plants 
  • Beyond CBD - different types of cannabinoids i.e. CBG, CBN etc..
  • CBD for energy and how to pair it with herbs
  • The biggest myths about CBD and what's coming up next for cannabis
  • ...and so much more!

Learn more about Sarah and Prismatic Plants HERE  | Save 20% off your first order with code MAVEN

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Sep 18, 2019

This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare.  For the month of September, they are offering TSM listeners a sample trio of their serums + cleanser and facial oil by purchasing through THIS LINK.

This episode is also brought to you by Imperfect Produce. Try out your first Imperfect Produce box for 50% off by using the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout. And be sure to check out Imperfect Produce's new podcast, Unwasted, featuring me as the first guest. 

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While I absolutely love having discussions around wellness week-to-week, at times this space can feel quite insular and exclusive. My hope with the podcast is to use this platform to share with voices that are often ignored or overlooked. It's important that we remember that a) health and wellness looks different on everyone and b) every body is deserving of health and wellness. That's why I am thrilled to have Ariel Lawrence on the show today sharing more about her experience with Type 1 Diabetes and the advocacy work she does with marginalized communities with diabetes.

Today we are discussing Ariel's own journey with type 1 diabetes and why she uses her platform, Just a Little Suga' to raise awareness around diabetes. We're also chatting about:

  • The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • The treatment for type 1 diabetes
  • The experience of marginalized communities with diabetes
  • Why she started her blog, Just a Little Suga'
  • How she is increasing inclusivity in the diabetes community and beyond
  • Her favorite resources when it comes to diabetes awareness and education
  • ...and so much more!

Learn more about Ariel Lawrence HERE

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Sep 11, 2019

This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare.  For the month of September, they are offering TSM listeners a sample trio of their serums + cleanser and facial oil by purchasing through THIS LINK.

This week's episode is jam-packed! Brain health is something I'm deeply passionate about both because of my past work in brain imaging research but also from my own struggles with mental health. I'm both fascinated by and mystified by the brain. For something that has so much power, there's little we know about it. But in today's episode we're demystifying the brain and talking about how you can actually change it with neuroscientist, Dr. Andrew Hill. Dr. Hill is the founder of Peak Brain Institute which uses neurofeedback to help its clients tackle everyday and chronic concerns.

Dr. Hill holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is a peak performance coach and EEG scientist with a practical emphasis of optimizing executive function and improving brain performance at any age though EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, and an advocate of understanding our brains through QEEG Brain Mapping. Here are some of the many topics we discuss in today's episode:

  • Dr. Hill's journey and what made him decide to pursue a PhD in neuroscience
  • Founding Peak Brain Institute and what neurofeedback means
  • Different brain waves and how they change our physiological state
  • Using neurofeedback to change chronic conditions and habits
  • Meditation and how it can work in conjunction with neurofeedback
  • Brain mapping and what your brain can really tell you.
  • ...and so much more!

Learn more about Peak Brain Institute HERE

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Sep 4, 2019

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It was love at first bite with Siren Snacks. If you know me, you know my love for Siren Snacks! If you know C, you know HIS love for Siren Snacks. It truly is one of the only snacks we can both agree on (much to my disappointment because he always eats them and leaves me empty-handed!). So, of course, I had to have Elizabeth Giannuzzi, one of the co-founders of Siren Snacks on the show to chat about her journey, why she and her sister launched Siren and what's it's really like to get a food product on the shelves.

Also GREAT news! Elizabeth has hooked a sister up and is offering you guys 15% off your order of Siren Snacks on their website. You know I've already taken advantage of that discount! Just use code MAVEN at checkout to save 15% off your entire order. Today we're chatting about:

  • Elizabeth's health journey and getting diagnosed with an autoimmune condition
  • Plant-based eating and how it's improved her health
  • How she and her sister Abby conceptualized Siren Snacks
  • Taking the leap to start her own food business
  • How to actually get a food product on the market
  • Working with her sister and what she's learned about having a cofounder
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Elizabeth + Siren Snacks:

Website: https://sirensnacks.com/

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

Aug 28, 2019

This episode is brought to you by Imperfect Produce. Try out your first Imperfect Produce box for 50% off by using the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout.

It's not a secret that I am deeply passionate about women's health, but what I've found in my many conversations on this topic is that women are rarely informed about what's happening in their body before they run into an issue. It's very much reactive medicine rather than preventative. Besides getting a pap smear, it is incredibly difficult for women to start a conversation about their reproductive health unless they're already dealing with an issue. This is why Modern Fertility was born.

Today on the podcast I am chatting with Afton Vechery, one of the cofounders of Modern Fertility all about women's preventative health including getting your hormones tested, preparing for fertility (even if you don't want kids right now) and making the tools for these accessible to ALL. 

On today's episode we also discuss:

  • Her own hormone struggles and why she decided to start Modern Fertility
  • The factors that affect female fertility and getting your hormones tested
  • PCOS vs. POI and why it's important to know the difference
  • The most common issues with fertility
  • Freezing your eggs - should you do it?
  • Misconceptions and myths with female health
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Modern Fertility on Instagram | Learn more about Modern Fertility HERE

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Aug 21, 2019

This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare.

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Lindsay Mack, a healthy survivor of childhood abuse & PTSD has had no shortage of trauma and her story is nothing short of inspirational.

Lindsay has used many different modalities to assist in her healing but has found power and strength through Soul Tarot, a healing tool that can assist us in differentiating the noise of our brain from the truth of our soul. Lindsay is also a Tarot teacher, mentor and the host of the popular podcast, Tarot for the Wild Soul. Today we're chatting about:

  • Lindsay's upbringing and experiences with childhood abuse
  • Reparenting herself for self-healing
  • How she discovered tarot and when she truly connected with it
  • The difference between tarot and oracle decks
  • How to use tarot for healing and connecting with your soul purpose
  • Her interpretation of "witchiness"
  • ...and so much more!

Follow Lindsay:

Website: https://lindsaymack.com/

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

Aug 14, 2019

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I'll be honest, I often find Instagram to be a pretty toxic place, with the exception of a view good souls whose stories and journeys continue to inspire me and remind me of the most important message: You.are.enough. Lex Daddio of Restoring Radiance is one of those people. Lex's journey hasn't been straight-forward or simple. After years of struggling with body image, food restriction and binge eating disorder, Lex has chronicled her path to recovery over on Restoring Radiance. Most importantly, she reminds me that this is a light at the end of the tunnel and joy to be found in food, and life.

On today's episode we discuss:

  • Lex's struggles with body image and when her eating disorder began
  • The restrict and binge cycle and what binge eating disorder is
  • Exercise addiction and finding a healthful way to move your body
  • Sharing her story on Instagram and being public about her eating disorder
  • Pregnancy and how it shifted her view on her body
  • What intuitive eating means to her and embracing food freedom
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Lex:

Website: https://restoreyourradiance.com/

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

Aug 7, 2019

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Ashley's Gratitude Lists: https://ashleyneese.com/category/gratitude/

We're BACK! After a nice 6-week summer hiatus, we are back with all new episodes of That's So Maven and the official release of season 5! I've got a stellar line-up of guests for you and couldn't be more excited to be launching this season with one of my all-time favorite humans, Ashley Neese.

Ashley is a somatic breathwork healer.... We also met each other a few years ago when I was on one of her retreats. She is kind, compassionate and truly a gift to the world. I'm honored she came on the show to share her story with me. I'm opening the show with a little life update and some changes happening around here and then we're jumping into the good stuff. Enjoy! Today we're chatting about:

  • Ashley's upbringing and her history with addiction
  • Discovering meditation and breathwork in rehab and connecting with her sponsor
  • Breath and the nervous system- why breathing is so important
  • Separating breathwork from yoga and meditation
  • Modernizing breathwork for the 21st century
  • Breathwork for new moms
  • How to be consistent with your breathwork practice
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Ashley:

Website: https://ashleyneese.com/

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

 

Jun 26, 2019

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Podcast survey: http://bit.ly/mavensurvey

The podcast survey will run for 1 week and then two winners will be randomly chosen.

Thank you to today's sponsor, Grove Collective. Use code MAVEN or visit Grove.co/Maven and receive a FREE Mrs. Meyer's 5-piece cleaning set and 60 day VIP membership when you spend $20 on your first order.

Ruby's books: Material Girl, Mystical World and Sober Curious

Podcast Episode #27 with Bess Matassa: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/episode-27/

The Numinous Astro Deck

It's the final episode of Season 4 and I figured we should probably go out with a bang! I'm thrilled to have Ruby Warrington from The Numinous on the podcast today chatting all things spirituality, sobriety and her new AstroDeck! As many of you know from my spiritual awakening episode, this year has been pretty defining for me in terms of spirituality. Suffice to say I was thrilled to chat with Ruby and ask her all the questions I have.

Also since this is the final episode of Season 4, I'd love to hear from YOU. Fill out THIS SURVEY for your feedback on the podcast so we can continue to bring you topics and guests you want to hear about/from in Season 5. I'll also be giving away two free enrollments to Camp Wellness - The Bootcamp

Today we're also chatting about:

  • Ruby's journey and how she launched The Numinous
  • The "now age" and why spirituality has become so popular
  • Embracing spirituality outside of religion
  • How to explore spirituality without feeling judged
  • Some of her more defining spiritual practices
  • What it means to be "sober curious"
  • Her new Astro-Deck and how to use it
  • ...and so much more!

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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 Ruby:

Website: http://www.rubywarrington.com/

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

https://www.instagram.com/the_numinous/

Jun 19, 2019

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Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Try out your first Imperfect Produce box for 50% off by using the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout.

Podcast Episode #106: Kim Anami + All About the Female Orgasm

One of the most overlooked conversations when it comes to holistic health is about the importance of sexual health. Women especially have generally downplayed the value of having a healthy sex life and seen it as a frivolous or unnecessary. But guess what, ladies? Your sexual health is as important as your mental and otherwise physical well-being. They're all connected!

Today on the podcast I've invited female sacred sexuality coach, Tiffany Janay to join us to discuss the importance of a healthy sex life, how to tap into your masculine and feminine energies and how yoni eggs - yes we're talking crystals in your vagina!- can help support these.

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Tiffany's journey and how she learned about sacred sexuality
  • Masculine vs. feminine energies and how to cultivate both
  • Why masculine energy became more valued + how to tap into your divine feminine
  • Yoni eggs and what they support
  • Can you lose a yoni egg inside of you?!
  • What is sacred sexuality + why is it important for women?
  • Male sexuality and why we need to redefine it
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Tiffany:

Websites: https://www.tiffanyjanay.com

https://www.yonieggs.com 

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

Jun 12, 2019

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Thank you to today's sponsor, Grove Collective. Use code MAVEN or visit Grove.co/Maven and receive a FREE Mrs. Meyer's 5-piece spring cleaning set and 60 day VIP membership when you spend $20 on your first order.

Blog Post: Our Southwest US Road Trip + What I Learned Along the Way

Herbalism School: Herbal Academy and its Introductory Herbal Course

Podcast: The Dream

Skincare Recommendation: Marie Veronique

Beautycounter Blog Post: I Tried Beautycounter for the First Time...Here are My Thoughts

Beautycounter Video: Huge Beautycounter Haul + Review

Blog Post: 5 Natural Skincare Alternatives to Beautycounter

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Currently reading:

Bodhi's Food: Open Farm

Favorite podcasts:

The Healthy Maven Spotify Channel 

Skincare Recommendation: Annmarie Gianni Herbal Facial Oil

Makeup Recommendations: Ecobrow and Juice Beauty Brow Gel

Podcast Episode #85: Things I'm Afraid to Tell You About 2018 + Intention Setting for 2019

Since it's been over a year since my last Q&A I thought I would drop-in today to share some life updates and answer some of your questions. There are certain questions I get asked all the time so I felt today's episode would be a great forum to answer them. I'm also discussing some thoughts and emotions that came up along our most recent Road Trip as well as some changes I'm making to my mental health care - including coming off medication. As always, I'm here to answer any questions- feel free to drop them in the tribe

Today I am also sharing:

  • Sharing on social media + how that's changed as I've evolved
  • Taking some time off work and sharing older content
  • Teaching yoga + can you make money as an instructor?
  • How I design my yoga class + how I got my start teaching
  • Helpful discount codes to some of my favorite products + stores
  • My mental health story and how it's changed over the years
  • Coming off medication for depression and anxiety - my game plan.
  • ...and so much more!

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Jun 5, 2019

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Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Try out your first Imperfect Produce box for 50% off by using the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout.

I'm a true believer that it's our pain that becomes our power; that we are not defined by our triumphs but by our struggles and how we recover from them. Today's podcast guest is no exception. I'm thrilled and honored to have Dr. Adi Jaffe, founder of IGNTD on the show today sharing his journey with addiction and how he turned his pain into power. Dr. Jaffe's story begins with his own addictions and while it could have ended with 9 felony convictions, he didn't allow his story to end there. Dr. Jaffe went back to school to get his masters and ultimately his PhD to study addiction and redefine with recovery actually means. Today on the show he's sharing his story, his struggles with mental health and why he believes that abstinence is a myth. 

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Dr. Jaffe's story and upbringing
  • How he began dealing drugs and ultimately got caught
  • The "addictive personality" and if it really exists
  • Why he decided to go back to school and study addiction
  • IGNTD and why he believes that abstinence is a myth
  • Redefining what recovery actually looks like
  • Shame and how it plays into addiction
  • ...and so much more!

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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 Dr. Jaffe:

Website: https://www.igntdrecovery.com

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

 

May 29, 2019

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Thank you to today's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Try out your first Imperfect Produce box for 50% off by using the code HEALTHYMAVEN at checkout.

While the women's health series may be finished, the conversation still continues and today's episode is no exception. Navigating the healthcare system is difficult to begin with, but women have it especially tough with a system that has been built to tailor to conventionally male needs. Changes need to be made, and it starts with conversations like these. Adrienne Nolan-Smith has had her own series of health issues in her lifetime and has dedicated her work to helping others navigate their own health struggles as a certified patient advocate. Today on the show we're discussing her journey to take control of her body and get the resources she needed and how you can do the same.

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Adrienne's diagnosis of chronic lyme as a teenager
  • Her hormonal struggles and how she found the resources she needed
  • Helping her Mom navigate the mental health system
  • The "disease-care" system and what it means
  • Gaslighting in healthcare and how it affects women
  • Research-based evidence and how to find resources for her own health needs
  • How to make the most of your doctor's appointments.

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Follow Adrienne:

Website: https://getwellbe.com/

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

May 22, 2019

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Thank you to today's sponsor, Grove Collective. Use code MAVEN or visit Grove.co/Maven and receive a FREE Mrs. Meyer's 6-piece cleaning set and 60 day VIP membership when you spend $20 on your first order.

The female orgasm...how much do you know about it? Today is the fifth installment and last episode of my women's health series so I thought we'd spice things up a bit and discuss how you can have the best big O of your life. And who better to talk on the subject than the orgasm queen herself, Kim Anami.

Kim Anami is a holistic sex + relationship coach, writer and speaker. Her work is a spiritual synthesis of over two decades of Tantra, Taoism, Osho, Transpersonal psychology, philosophy and a host of quantum growth-accelerating practices she uses to propel clients into higher stratospheres of connection, intimacy, energy and creativity. She divides her time between Bali and Los Angeles and a host of beaches in between, where she not only lives and surfs, but lifts objects with her vagina (for real!). Today we'll be chatting all about how to make the most of your sex life and own your sexual power.

We are also discussing:

  • Kim's story and how she became a holistic sex + relationship coach
  • What anami means and how she adopted the name
  • The female orgasm: breaking it down - clitoris vs. g-spot stimulation
  • Ways women can experience more intense orgasms
  • Ways women stand in their own way with the female orgasm
  • The difference between male and female orgasms
  • The Salons including Kim's Latest: The Well F*cked Woman
  • ...and so much more!

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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 Kim:

Website: https://kimanami.com/ 

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

May 15, 2019

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This episode is brought to you by Ann Marie Gianni Skincare

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How much do you know about menopause? If your answer is "not a whole lot", I'm right there with you! So for the 4th installment of our women's health series, I invited Dr. Christiane Northrup onto the show to talk about menopause and the joy of aging!

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer in women’s health, a board-certified ob/gyn, former assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and three-time New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being. Needless to say, she knows what she's talking about!

We are also discussing:

  • Dr. Northrup's journey and why she decided to become an OBGYN
  • Why she doesn't like the word "aging"
  • The difference between menopause and perimenopause
  • How women's hormones change throughout our lifetimes
  • The benefit of menopause for a woman's body
  • HRT and its long-term effects on the body - is it safe?
  • Natural remedies for women's hormones
  • ...and so much more!

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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 Dr. Northrup:

Website: https://www.drnorthrup.com/

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

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