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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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Apr 17, 2019

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

Serum sample kit: https://www.annmariegianni.com/samples/thehealthymaven 

Some of my other favorites include:Probiotic Serum, Aloe Herb Cleanser, Herbal Facial Oil, Kaolin Exfoliant. Use code MAVEN15 to save 15% off your first order.

What do your adrenals, your thyroid and your hormones all have in common? Today on the show Dr. Aviva Romm is chatting about all 3 and how you can take better care of your endocrine system. I discovered Dr. Aviva Romm while navigating my own hormonal challenges and instantly connected with her. Her functional and integrative approach to medicine leaves room for both western approaches and traditional eastern medicine. I'm deeply grateful for your sustainable approach to hormonal health.

Today on the show we're discussing:

  • Aviva's unconventional path to medicine through herbalism
  • Adrenal fatigue and if it really exists (note - the name is misleading!)
  • Thyroid health and how it connects to the adrenals
  • Lifestyle habits that contribute to adrenal and thyroid health
  • Supplements + herbs to support your endocrine system
  • Stress! It's impact, what to do about it + how to say no

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Follow Aviva:

Website: https://avivaromm.com/

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

Books: https://avivaromm.com/books/

Apr 10, 2019

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100 episodes! I'll be honest, when I set out to create That's So Maven I wasn't thinking beyond the first 10 episodes, let alone 100 but 100 intros + outros, 93 guests, 7 solo episodes and countless incredible discussions later, we've done it! That's so maven has officially entered triple digits.

I've known for a while now what I wanted to discuss on episode 100. This past year has been nothing short of transformational. Yoga teacher training, getting married, creating Camp Wellness have all been monumental, but the mindset shift that's taken place has changed me deeply as a person. For lack of a better description, I've had a spiritual awakening and that's what I'll be discussing today.

For a long time (more than I'd like to admit) I judged people who had experiences like these. The people who suddenly became so enlightened and wielded their crystals around like a gift from the universe. I am certainly not "enlightened" and while I live my crystals as one of the many tools I use to support my mental, emotional and spiritual health, I don't think they're the answer to everything. BUT I have woken up to a new perspective on seeing the world and truly for the first time in my life am letting go of the reigns and putting more trust in the possibility of the universe to deliver exactly what I want and need.

Yes I just typed that.

So like I said, I judged these types of people...hard. And now I am one of those people. So obviously something has shifted and on today's episode - episode 100 no less!- I'm chatting about my spiritual awakening and what's really been going on in my life this past year. From yoga, to journaling, to crystals + spirits, a lot has happened so come along as I share the ride.

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Apr 3, 2019

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Thank you to today's sponsor, Liveli. Use code MAVEN20 at checkout to receive 20% of your order

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What is breathwork? If I got a nickel for every time I answered this question I'd be rich! To be fair, it's usual my fault they're asking the question since more often than not I'm the person who brings it up. But it's true, ever since discovering breathwork a few years ago, I've been obsessed. That doesn't really answer the question "what is breathwork?" now does it? Good thing I have the perfect guest on the show today sharing her knowledge and wisdom of breathwork with you. Kay Ellis is a breathwork and yoga instructor, practicing buddhist and all around incredible human. We met last year and pretty much from the moment we met it was clear we were connected. I'm grateful to call her a guide and a friend.

Some other things we discussed:

  • How Kay discovered breathwork and began teaching it
  • Her connection to Buddhism and her first introduction at 5 years old
  • What is holotropic breathwork + how Kay's practices differ
  • How to practice breathwork at home
  • What is Bhakti yoga + spreading joy through your practice
  • ...and so much more!

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Follow Kay:

Website: https://www.ohkayyoga.com

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

Mar 27, 2019

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Thank you today's sponsor, Liveli

Use code MAVEN20 at checkout to receive 20% of your order

Kindness...it seems so simple right? And still many young women (and men) struggle to be kind to themselves and to others every single day. Why is that? Why do we find it so challenging to extend kindness? Today on the show I'm chatting with Molly Thompson and Lauren Paul of Kind Campaign all about kindness, why it's missing and the long-term effects we're seeing from bullying.

We've all had some kind of experience with bullying. Whether it's as the bully or the victim these traumas stay within us until we confront them. But once we do, we regain the power to put an end to hate. This episode is all about overcoming bullying and the importance of raising women up!

Some other things we discussed:

  • How Lauren and Molly started Kind Campaign
  • The long-term impact of bullying
  • How to move forward after bullying
  • What is I was a bully?
  • How to be kinder to yourself and to others
  • ...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!

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Website: https://www.kindcampaign.com/ 

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

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

Mar 20, 2019

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Thank you today's sponsor, Liveli

Use code MAVEN20 at checkout to receive 20% of your order

Focus Blend

Episode 91 with Amanda Green of Intuitive Galaxy

Episode 94 with Tiila Abbitt from Aether Beauty

Clean Beauty 5X5 Series

It's been a while since we had any nutrition talk around here! To be honest, a lot of it stems from feeling like I'm in a good place with my body and my diet that sometimes knowing less is actually better for me. That being said, this show isn't just about me and I think it's important to jump into topics that I may not implement but could be helpful to other people. So today Dr. Josh Axe (yes - THE Dr. Axe!) is on the show today talking about the keto diet, intermittent fasting and how to tackle inflammation through diet.

Fair warning: This episode may be triggering to people with a history of an eating disorder or who may be sensitive to diet talk. Weight-loss is mentioned and using diets to lose weight is a topic of conversation. While I do my best to try to keep this space body positive, I also am not here to edit my guests and I think it's important I keep an open mind with every interview, even if I don't necessarily agree. BUT one of the best parts of not agreeing with someone is also seeing how you can maintain respect for one another and meet each other in the middle. 

Some other things we discussed:

  • Who should be doing the keto diet?
  • Changes in your diet to help with inflammation
  • Using essential oils to support your overall health
  • Is celery juice all it's cracked up to be?
  • ...and so much more!

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 Dr. Josh Axe:

Website: https://draxe.com/ 

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

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

Mar 13, 2019

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Use code MAVEN20 to save 20% off your first Liveli order

It all started with an email. The Liveli team reached out asking if I was interested in trying some of their products and I'll be honest, my initial reaction was to say no. I get pitched daily to try out a new and innovative product and 99.9% of the time I say no. The wellness space can be overwhelming and I don't believe you need a ton of products to feel good in your body. Not to mention the fact that most brands sending products are doing so with some strings attached.

But this email was different. Not only did their story catch my attention, but they weren't asking for anything in return- simply to try, and enjoy and provide them with any feedback I may have for them. No blog posts, or Instagram shares. Just my true and honest feedback. Now there's something I could get down with.

So What Is Liveli?

Liveli is a line of supplements made from biologically active vitamins, minerals, botanicals and precursors that are most proven to elevate the ease of body and mind. They have three lines: Focus Clearli (my fave!), Restore Dayli and Sleep Peacefulli. What I love about Liveli's line is that it's not just vitamins and minerals. They've incorporated herbs and plant medicine that can work in conjunction with vitamins and minerals to make the most effective supplements. And even better, they've formulated it into two pills so you're not taking 234628394 different pills all at once.

For example, Focus Clearli, which helps with focus and concentration is a blend of: Bacopa, Ginseng, B12 and L-tyrosine (among several others)...

Better yet, the story behind Liveli is nothing short of inspiring. Founded by a husband and wife team of MDs after Dr. James Lee was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010. Dr. James and Dr. Tess began their own supplement routine to help support Dr. James' recovery and improve his brain health. They realized they were onto something and began prescribing a similar routine to their patients and saw incredible results. From their own experience they founded Liveli and the rest is history. After trying out the products for myself and falling in love with them, I reached out to the team asking if Dr. James and Dr. Tess would be willing to come on the show and share their story. I'm thrilled they agreed and today I'm sharing this informative episode all about brain health with you.

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Follow Liveli

Website: https://www.liveli.com/ 

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

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

Mar 6, 2019

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Thank you to today's sponsor, Anne Marie Gianni Skincare

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Clay Exfoliant

Facial Oil

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We talk a lot on here about how to nourish and move our bodies but what about how we manage our energy? And no, not just how many cups of coffee are your drinking a day...The more I dive deep into the world of yoga and develop more connection to spirituality, the more I have come to understand the value of energy and more specifically, our energetic bodies. How are we caring for ourselves? How are we setting boundaries? How are we nourishing our souls? The questions keep coming up in my own life and I knew it was time to have a candid conversation about it here on the show. Luckily, I knew just the person to have it with and I'm thrilled to welcome Deborah Hanekamp aka Mama Medicine onto the podcast today.

It truly is hard to describe the work that Deborah does (hence why she's on the podcast!) but in essence, she brings 17 years of healing modalities into a specifically curated space for each client. Every session begins with an aura reading and ends with a prescriptive ritual bath. It's not meant to replace conventional or traditional medicine but instead to work with it. Oftentimes helping uncover a deeply seeded trauma that's been hiding in your body. As someone who carries their own trauma that can oftentimes be felt physically and most definitely, emotionally this resonates deeply with me. We're also chatting about sound healing, integrating the shadow and how to turn into your own energetic power. It's a good one!

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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 Deborah + Mama Medicine:

Website: https://www.mamamedicine.nyc/ 

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

 

Feb 27, 2019

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Use code MAVENLOVE to save 15% at Aether Beauty 

Clean Beauty 5 x5 video!: http://bit.ly/clean-foundations

If you saw my post on Monday you know that clean beauty/makeup is something that's been on my mind a lot recently. It's been wonderful to see the incredible array of products now available in the clean beauty space, but it's also making it increasingly more confusing. How does one determine what's a quality product from one that isn't? What about sustainability and packaging? That's why I invited the incredible Tiila Abbitt, founder of Aether Beauty on the podcast today to discuss just that: how to make cleaner makeup choices and also support the environment. 

Tiila started off her career in beauty working at Sephora in their product innovation group. It's no surprise she learned a ton from this experience which she's now brought to her latest venture, Aether Beauty. Aether is not only a cleaner, more sustainable makeup brand, they're also blurring the lines between makeup and spirituality. As I've begun experiencing a spiritual awakening of sorts (more on this soon), I love anyone who is considering spirituality as they develop new products. This is a great conversation for anyone looking to convert their makeup bag to cleaner products and be more intentional about their makeup choices.

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!

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Website: https://aetherbeautyco.com/ 

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

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

 

Feb 20, 2019

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Ann Marie Gianni Skincare has generously offered That's So Maven listeners 15% off anything on their site! Use code MAVEN15 at checkout to save! SHOP HERE → http://bit.ly/2R4N62f

The Art of Gathering...what does this really mean? To be honest, up until a few months ago I didn't think too much about the art of gathering, or if it existed at all. People can simply just come together in a space and enjoy themselves, right? Wrong. While gatherings can certainly happen spontaneously and still be enjoyable, there is much more to a successful and meaningful gathering. And the work that you put in ahead of time certainly is worth it. How do we know this? Thanks to Priya Parker, a conflict-resolution mediator and gatherings consultant.

Priya is also the founder of Thrive Labs, where she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings. She's the author of The Art of Gathering and is truly transforming the thought and practice that goes into creating meaningful gatherings, something that we do every day of our lives. This episode is applicable to everybody, whether you love to host dinner parties, find yourself in frequent meetings at your office or are deep in the wedding season circuit. There's something for everyone!  

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Follow Priya:

Website: https://www.priyaparker.com/ 

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

Facebook: https://twitter.com/priyaparker 

Book: https://www.priyaparker.com/thebook 

Feb 13, 2019

Camp Wellness: http://bit.ly/cw-bootcamp 

Listen to last year's episode with Curt: http://bit.ly/2STXcYC

It's the Valentine's Day episode! Or at least, it's the day before Valentine's Day...you get it! After last year's episode with my husband (then fiancé) Curt Lederle seemed to really resonate with you guys so I asked if he'd come back and join me again this year. Fortunately, I didn't seem to traumatize him too much after last year's episode and he happily said yes. So today's episode is all about what's changed, what hasn't changed and what's coming up next now that we're married.

A few other topics we tackle:

  • Did we know we were meant to be together when we met?
  • How we managed long distance
  • Best advice for supporting your SO when they’re going through job searching and transitioning jobs?
  • Is Curt into health and wellness?
  • What are you two most excited about that’s coming up?

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Feb 6, 2019

Camp Wellness Bootcamp: http://bit.ly/cw-bootcamp 

Human Design Quiz: https://www.jovianarchive.com/get_your_chart 

Amanda's booking page: https://www.intuitivegalaxy.com/readings/ 

Human Design - Have you heard of it? Up until a few months ago I hadn't either. As a total astrology and personality testing nerd, it's no surprise that as soon as I discovered Human Design, I was obsessed. In some ways I believe that the universe meant for me to discover it because for months I kept having people bring it up with me and ask me what my design is? I knew it was time to dig in full-force when past podcast guest, Kelsey Patel connected me with a Human Design reader. And that's how I met today's podcast guest, Amanda Green from Intuitive Galaxy.

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Follow Amanda + Intuitive Galaxy:

Website: https://www.intuitivegalaxy.com/ 

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

 

Jan 30, 2019

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I love when I meet readers and people who follow The Healthy Maven and they're surprised that I'm pretty much the same human in person as I am online. I suck at lying so even if I wanted to live an alternate persona, there's no way anyone would buy it. Of course, I tend to have the same reaction when I meet people in real life. I'm not going to lie, I've been disappointed a few times, but most of the time it's pretty much as expected. And then sometimes you meet someone you follow and they're not only as cool as their online persona, but actually cooler. This, my friends, is Lily Diamond. I had the privilege of meeting Lily a few months ago during our trip with Earthbound Farms. Meeting Lily was like meeting a way cooler version of myself while simultaneously hoping she doesn't think I'm a huge weirdo (I am for the record). She's just one of those people.

I think what I admire most about Lily is how she keeps it real. I've always valued authenticity. Not in the 2019 sense of overexposure and word vomit vulnerability, but in being thoughtful with your words and sharing with intention. So today on the show we're chatting about honesty, Lily's own health and wellness journey and how she's navigated many shifts in her life. It's a good one!

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Follow Lily + Kale & Caramel:

Website: https://www.kaleandcaramel.com/ 

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

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

Book: https://www.kaleandcaramel.com/kale-caramel-cookbook-recipes-for-body-heart-and-table/ 

Jan 23, 2019

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Ann Marie Gianni Skincare has generously offered That's So Maven listeners 15% off anything on their site! Use code MAVEN15 at checkout to save! SHOP HERE → http://bit.ly/2R4N62f


My Skincare Routine:

Cleanser: http://bit.ly/2DqS3iq

Makeup removing cleanser: http://bit.ly/2M1iLDp

Toner: http://bit.ly/2KFxgrT

Serum: http://bit.ly/2MdgvZG

Moisturizing Oil (for PM): http://bit.ly/2sFNrij

Moisturizer with SPF (for AM): http://bit.ly/2hsml8y

Other products I love:

Mother Dirt Cleanser: http://bit.ly/2HmoyCe (very affordable!)

SW Basics Oil Serum: http://bit.ly/2U8vi8w (affordable)

Ann Marie Neroli Toner: http://bit.ly/2FRCpOI

Ann Marie Prebiotic Serum: http://bit.ly/2DrOjwV

Ann Marie Clay exfoliant: http://bit.ly/2RWvQkn

...list could go on! Check out more here: http://bit.ly/2PwqECD

My Skincare Journey: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (<- this one has pictures)

Skincare! Probably my favorite topic to discuss. What started out of necessity - I woke up one day with horrible hormonal acne all over my face, chest and back - has turned into a real passion of mine. I never thought I'd see that day when a) I would be acne free and b) I would actually be grateful for my acne for teaching me all about skincare and how to take care of and protect my skin. But I have to give credit where credit is due and my skin would not be what it is without my #1 skincare guru, Katie Woods. Katie is a holistic esthetician and the owner of Ritual Skincare. She gives the most glorious facials and between those answers my millions of questions about skincare. So it was due time she join me on the show!

On today's episode we're chatting all about Katie's journey in skincare, why she decided on holistic skincare and we're getting into her best tips for taking care of your skin. We're also discussing natural hair removal with sugaring and answering YOUR skincare questions. I'm so excited to share Katie's unlimited amounts of skincare wizardry with you today!

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Follow Katie + Ritual Skincare:

Website: https://ritual-skincare.com/ 

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

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

Jan 16, 2019

This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart and one that I think as women (and men!) we need to be talking about more. I could not have asked for a better or more knowledgable guest to come on the show and share her wisdom. Paige More (better known as Paige Previvor on the 'gram) never meant to become an advocate for breast health. It wasn't until she was diagnosed in her early 20s with the BRCA 1 gene mutation that she even considered the health of her breasts. From there her life flipped upside down.

It started with an Instagram image as she went in for a preventative double mastectomy at age 24. From there she was introduced to a community of women that she never knew existed. Since then she's launched The Breasties and become an advocate for breast education and story-telling around women with the breast cancer gene mutations and breast cancer survivors. She is, without question, a huge inspiration to so many - myself included.

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 Paige:

Website: https://www.paigeprevivor.com/ 

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

The Breasties: https://www.paigeprevivor.com/breasties-1/ 

Jan 9, 2019

Jerico Mandybur is an accomplished writer, editor, speaker, podcaster, and the author/tarot deck creator. By day, she’s the editorial director for Girl Boss. By night, she’s a tarot reader, reiki healer, and mentor. Most impressively, Jerico has been able to fuse her passions together in her awesome podcast, Self-Service.

Today on the show we're discussing spirituality and how it connects to wellness. We're also discussing tarot 101 and how to incorporate tarot into your day-to-day life.

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 Jerico:

Website: https://www.jericomandybur.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerico.mandybur/?hl=en 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jerico_m 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerico.999 

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/self-service/id1331159494 

 

Jan 2, 2019

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Stay up-to-date on Camp Wellness: http://bit.ly/2CL4sxf

Follow The Healthy Maven on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2LLyKTp

Get Weekly Affirmations straight to your inbox: http://bit.ly/2TnNTg7

Show notes with Kathryn Budig:

I'm thrilled to welcome Kathryn Budig to the show. Kathryn is an internationally renowned and respected yoga instructor. She also runs a podcast of her own with her wife Kate Fagan (who I also love!). Kathryn is someone who I deeply admire for her introspection, self-compassion and for inspiring me to deepen my yoga practice. But in today's episode we're going beyond just yoga and why no one can be defined by a single thing.

While Kathryn may have started her career as a yoga instructor she is, as we chat about, so much more than this. This episode really spoke to me as I evolve more in my personal and professional life and move through the rocky transition of change. Kathryn is reminding me that change and growth is a positive thing and not to resist the process.

Follow Kathryn on Instagram 
Check-out Kathryn's Podcast: Free Cookies

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Dec 19, 2018

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Curt's Dad's article: http://bit.ly/2Lj7FH8 

I'm having a hard time believing 2018 is coming to an end. At the same time I also feel a deep sense of relief that it is and am looking forward to welcoming in a new year and a clean slate. Though to be fair, I don't necessarily believe that come Jan 1 everything resets, but just by nature of having some time off around this time of year I have more time for reflection and brain space to consider what changes I might want to implement. It could just as easily happen on July 23rd (or any other day) but Jan 1 works for me...and seemingly the rest of the world!

With more reflection time comes a new podcast episode where I'm sharing some things I'm afraid to tell you about 2018. The "things I'm afraid to tell you" series was inspired by Jess Lively (who also has a great podcast!) and I've shared my own version of it in the past. This time it comes to you in podcast form because these days it feels like the easiest and safest way for me to communicate my feelings with you. Because to be totally transparent with you: this year was HARD. That's not to say it's been all negative, it's just required a lot of reflection, intention and accepting that growth isn't always easy or fun.

As I look back I certainly notice all the challenging moments, but there's also been some incredible ones. My husband and I committed to life together. I fulfilled my passion of bringing together women into a safe community with Camp Wellness. San Francisco 100% feels like home.

It's been a year of a lot of highs and lows and some of them I haven't shared a whole lot with you. So in today's podcast episode I'm throwing it all out there and letting you in on the things I'm afraid to tell you and how I'm setting intentions as we go into 2019. Enjoy!

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Dec 12, 2018

Mentioned in the episode:

Tanya's blog post, Being Behind-the-Scenes in the Wellness World

Emotional Freedom Technique: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/what-is-eft-tapping/ 

Bettina Bogar: http://www.bettinabogar.com/ 

Over the past year you've gotten to know my operations manager, Tanya through her story and work she's shared here on THM. She is an invaluable member of Team Maven and everyday I feel so so grateful to know her and work with her.

Not only is she my go-to sounding board, but she's also wise behind her years. I know so many of you enjoyed her post on Working BTS In The Wellness Space so we decided we'd go in depth on the show and discuss her journey and what being behind-the-scenes is really like. We also have a very candid conversation about social media and its affects on all of us. Enjoy our chat!

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

  • Tanya's journey to working behind-the-scenes in wellness
  • Not pursuing a dietetics internship and her experience with IIN
  • Why she chose not to become a health coach
  • How she landed her first job in the wellness space
  • How we met and began working together + what it's really like working with me
  • What you don't see working BTS with a blogger
  • Social media and why she doesn't use it
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Connect with Tanya at operations@thehealthymaven.com

Dec 5, 2018

Mentioned in the episode:

This episode's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Enter code "Healthy Maven" at checkout to receive 50% off your first box

Capsule Wardrobe: http://www.stylebee.ca/10-x-10-challenge/ 

It feels like I've been waiting years to have an episode like this week's. For one, I've wanted to chat with Lee Vosburgh for a long time. Additionally, I've wanted to have a show dedicated to sustainable fashion and making more conscious choices with your wardrobe for even longer. Lee Vosburgh, the ethical and sustainable fashion blogger behind Style Bee was the perfect guest to bring on the show to chat about these topics.

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

  • Lee's style journey and what led her to create Style Bee
  • Finding and identifying your fashion story 
  • The difference between fast and slow fashion
  • What does sustainable fashion mean? How about ethical fashion?
  • Creating her first Closet Mission and what she's learned along the way
  • Building a capsule wardrobe and the 10 x 10 challenge
  • Her favorite sustainable brands and tips for saving money
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Follow Lee:

Website: http://www.stylebee.ca/ 

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

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

 

Nov 28, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

This episode's sponsor, Imperfect Produce. Use the code "Healthy Maven" at checkout to receive 50% off your order

Have you ever thought about what goes in to making your mattress? How about your carpet? Do you really need an air purifier? These are all questions or thoughts that have come up over the last year. While I'm certainly not here to scare anyone, I do think it's important that we ask these questions and seek helpful answers to make educated decisions. That's why I asked Sophia Ruan Gushée of Non-Toxic Living to join me on the show to answer these questions.

As I mentioned, my goal is never to scare anyone, only to inform and empower. Did I throw out my mattress after this episode? Hell no! I'm obsessed with our Four Seasons PillowTop, toxic or not! But when it comes to easier swaps like household cleaning products, body care products and the like, I really do feel it's valuable to have all the information. Sophia is an incredible resource for all of this information and more and like me believes in baby steps. So excited to share all this information with you.

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

  • Sophia's journey and what was the catalyst to her explorations in non-toxic living
  • Hidden toxins in our everyday lives that we may not even notice
  • Home cleaning products and what to lookout for when buying them
  • Tips for swapping out products without feeling overwhelmed
  • Ways to improve the quality of the air in your home and plants galore!
  • Is it time to get rid of your mattress?
  • EMFs and the importance of detoxing from our technology
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Follow Sophia:

Website: https://www.nontoxicliving.tips/ 

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

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

 

Nov 21, 2018

Mentioned in this episode:

This episode's sponsor, Imperfect Produce

You Need a Budget (YNAB) app

Personal Capital website

5 Day Money Savers Challenge

How often has money been the root cause of your stress? What if I told you it didn't have to be? Well guess what? I am! Today on the pod I have Jamila Souffrant, a certified financial education instructor sharing all about managing your money, some important steps to take and how to not stress out about your bank account. Let's just say this episode is an important one.

A lot of us don't talk about the struggles we have around money because we're ashamed and afraid. Many of us suffer in silence. But it doesn't have to be this way. Financial health is a key component to your overall health and well-being. It's not something to be ignored. It's also not something we're traditionally taught in school. So today's episode is tackling all of these questions and topics and jumping in to how to manage your relationship with money so it isn't rooted in fear.

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

  • Jamila's story with money and her story that led to Journey to Launch
  • What starting a vending machine business taught her about managing money
  • Practical steps to saving money and gaining financial independence
  • Budgeting for the future- short-term vs. long-term goals
  • Saving for a side-hustle or turning your passion into a career
  • Talking about financials with your partner
  • Resources for learning more about financial independence
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Follow Jamila + Journey to Launch:

Website: https://www.journeytolaunch.com/ 

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

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

Podcast: https://www.journeytolaunch.com/category/podcast/ 

Nov 14, 2018

Mentioned in episode:

Want to join us on the next Camp Wellness? Sign-up here to stay up-to-date!

Yoga + Reiki Event with Kelsey Patel: http://bit.ly/2z9bk5m

Camp Wellness Recap #1 blog post

Meet Team Maven blog post

Weekly Affirmations 

Healdsburg SHED restaurant

As promised, here is part #2 of my Camp Wellness recap! In case you missed part #1 you can check it out here. Rather than sharing my thoughts and feelings around Camp Wellness in written form, I felt like a podcast episode would be the best way to vocalize my very *human* thoughts around the experience and really be transparent with you about some stuff I've been dealing with. If you're new to the podcast, Hi! So happy to have you. You can either listen here on the blog or use some of the links below to listen on a podcast player of choice. I'd also love to hear your thoughts on these solo episodes and if you enjoy them. I've been thinking of doing more of them so your feedback is so helpful! A few snippets from today's episode below...

A brief overview of today's episode:

  • Some challenging things I've been dealing with this year
  • How I manifested Camp Wellness and when I really started planning it
  • Selling tickets and confronting my limiting beliefs
  • Some mental challenges I had to tackle before starting Camp
  • A play-by-play of the weekend
  • My main takeaways and what I learned from the experience
  • Keeping in touch and cultivating community outside of Camp
  • Will we be doing another one?!

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Nov 7, 2018

I've spent the last couple of years making a concerted effort to follow and be surrounded by people who promote positivity, or better yet, exude it. I've found that the more positivity I surround myself with, the better I feel. We weirdly all have this innate instinct to be attracted to things that we do not have and in the process follow and surround ourselves with those people who in the end we just don't feel all that great about. We focus on our lack, rather than our abundance. If you're one of those people, I feel you and I have been there. These days life looks a lot different, both in terms of my surroundings, but also in terms of the abundance I experience in my life, but it wasn't an easy journey to get there.

In fact, the journey really was about flicking a switch in my brain - something that's easier said than done- to focus on the positive, rather than the negative. The repercussions of this are 10 fold. That's the theme of today's episode with my friend Taylor Simpson. How to flick that switch and start feeling your abundant life, instead of the one that for lack of a better term, makes you feel pretty crappy. Because no matter where you're at in this journey, we all have something to be grateful for.

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

  • Where Taylor's journey began and how she transitioned from fitness to life coaching
  • What is the law of attraction and can you really manifest the life of your dreams?
  • What if your facing challenges like debt, supporting a family etc...but still want to make changes in your life?
  • High vibe living and "raising your frequency"
  • How to raise your vibe even on days when you're just not feeling it
  • Combatting feelings of fear and lack of self-worth
  • Identifying the stories you're telling yourself and removing limiting beliefs.
  • The benefit of being vulnerable with your struggles
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

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Follow Taylor: 

Website: https://thetaylorsimpson.com/ 

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

Podcast: https://thetaylorsimpson.com/podcast/ 

Oct 31, 2018

Mentioned in the episode:

https://votesaveamerica.com/ballot

Information on how your representatives have voted on the environment from the EWG (Environmental Working Group)

President's Cancer Panel - evidence that pesticides are leading to increased cancer diagnoses (from 2010)

I've talked about it many times before, but my trip to Sonoma earlier this year with Stonyfield Organic was truly life-changing. While I had a sense of the importance of organic food and the organic movement, I wasn't fully aware of the impact it actually had. To be honest, I hadn't interacted with the farmers, learned about how their practices differ and really the art that is organic food until this trip. Once Pandora's Box had been opened, it was hard to go back.

One of the things that made this trip so phenomenal was getting to share it with Stonyfield's co-founder Gary Hirshberg. When it comes to yogurt and organics, he might be the most knowledgable person in the room. He's also incredibly inspiration so getting to hear his story in person left a profound impact on me.

As I'm sure many of you know, we have a very important election coming up next week. There are many hot-button issues from healthcare to women's rights to immigration and while I wish I could dedicate an episode of the show to each, it just wasn't a possibility. But when it comes to the environment, I knew exactly who to ask to join me on the show in discussing the impact of this election on our planet. In addition to co-founding Stonyfield, Gary is also the founder of Just Label It, a coalition of voices in the organics space lobbying government for increased transparency in food labeling. Clearly, he's a busy man so I'm honored and excited to have him on the show today.

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

  • How Gary got started in organics in the 1970s
  • What led Gary to found Stonyfield and how it has evolved
  • The benefits of choosing organic - for the planet and your body
  • What is glyphosate and how is it affecting our bodies and the planet
  • Why organic can absolutely feed the world
  • The lack of government support for organics and why this matters
  • How to vote with your dollar but also with your vote

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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Follow Gary + Stonyfield: 

Website: https://www.stonyfield.com/ 

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

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

Oct 24, 2018

Perhaps one of the most requested episodes of the podcast has been one focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in particular. While I have wanted to jump into this topic for a while now, the timing just hasn't been right. I knew I wanted to speak to someone I really trusted and knew would be able to answer my questions in an easy to understand manner and until I got connected to Karinn Gallagher, that wasn't a possibility. Luckily, a few months ago the stars aligned I finally met Karinn in person. I knew immediately we needed her wealth of knowledge on the show.

For anyone who has been curious about TCM, acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs and how they can benefit you, this episode is for you! It's also a great conversation on the wellness community in San Francisco and how important those human connections truly are.

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

  • What led Karinn to study TCM
  • What is Traditional Chinese Medicine and which practices are used
  • What is "Qi" and ways you can help balance it
  • The benefits of acupuncture and does it really hurt?
  • Cupping and how it differs from acupuncture
  • What are meridians and using acupressure on them
  • Some of Karinn's favorite herbs and the ones she recommends for different ailments
  • How to use TCM in conjunction with western medicine
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self

Follow Karinn:

Website: https://retreatacupuncturecenters.com/karinn-gallagher-3/

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