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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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.

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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!