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That's So Maven by The Healthy Maven

That's So Maven is a weekly health and wellness podcast from blogger Davida Kugelmass of The Healthy Maven. That's so Maven interviews "mavens" and shakers in the health, wellness and business spheres helping to tackle some of life's biggest challenges in leading a balanced and intentional lifestyle. This podcast is meant to inspire, entertain and above all — find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone in your struggles.
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May 10, 2017

Today's episode is for anyone has tried changing their body by restricting their calories, eliminating whole macronutrients or other dangerous decisions that loop them into the diet-binge cycle that (I can assure you) will never end.

For example — you know the feeling, when you've just eaten a couple sweet treats or a bag of chips and suddenly you get hit by ravenous hunger and cravings for more. Our blood sugar doesn't always communicate with our hunger signals and even though we may have just eaten a ton, our blood sugar has not gotten the memo.
But not everyone has gone through this journey or understands our bodies reaction to carbs and how to regulate our blood sugar. Luckily for us, Kelly LeVeque from Be Well By Kelly is here to break it all down for you. She's a nutritionist, whose understanding of food and our bodies reaction to it is approachable and demystifying.

She uses plenty of analogies and examples to help her clients (and now you guys!) understand the science behind nutrition so that eventually these decisions can be intuitive for you too!

You’ll hear about:
-What made Kelly interested in health
-Kelly's own journey and her unconventional route to a career in nutrition
-How many streams of income a business person told Kelly she needed to have
-What getting a book deal for Body Love looked like
-What her day-to-day schedule looks like
-What type of clients Kelly LeVeque works with
-What Kelly is really trying to teach her clients to do
-Why extreme over-correcting on your diet backfires
-The science behind the different foods we nourish our bodies with
-Carbs, sugar and what can we ADD to our plates to stabilize our blood sugar
-How does insulin work and why it's important to understand it
-What to do when you "overdo" it
-Where you store carbs in your body
-Why we need to differentiate our stores of energy
-How to get over food anxiety and food guilt and find more balance in your meals
-Why calorie counting is archaic and not an effective weight-loss practice
-Ketones and why using fat as an energy source is beneficial for our bodies
-How to emotionally unconnect to one meal so you can stabilize your insulin
-Why you should focus on the quality of your food, NOT calorie count (there's a shopping analogy there!)
-Kelly's holy-grail foods
-Kelly's one piece of weight loss advice
-The one health habit Kelly can't live without
-Who she looks up to in business
-What she would tell their 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe


Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Kelly:

Website: http://bewellbykelly.com/

Pre-order her book, Body Love: http://amzn.to/2poBmNy

Facebook: https://facebook.com/bewellbykelly

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyLeVeque

May 3, 2017

Episode 17: What's the Deal with Crystals and Do They Actually Work? with Timmi and Heather from Energy Muse

Today's episode might be a little controversial. I wanted to learn more about crystals and when Timmi and Heather from Energy Muse offered their services to help clear up my and your misconceptions when it comes to crystals, I couldn't say no.

Timmi and Heather are total crystal experts. They own a crystal shop in LA that's been open for 17 years. They also have a book coming out in October that's all about crystal healing for your various ailments and struggles. After chatting with them I know I'll be buying the book.

You’ll hear about:
-How they got into crystals and started Energy Muse
-How Timmi got background on all parts of running a business
-How Heather became attracted to the world of energy
-What Energy Muse's early days looked like
-Do crystals really work?
-The historical background of crystals
-How crystals are already incorporated into your life
-Why some crystals feel different than others
-How crystals are a common denominator between all people
-What crystal healing actually means and how it works
-Why crystals are making a resurgence
-Activating your crystals and caring for them after use
-Where did the uses of different crystals originate?
-The unexpected side effects of using crystals
-The true goal of using crystals
-Ways to incorporate crystals into your lives
-Picking the right crystals and whether or not they "call to you"
-Is there a benefit to wearing crystals?
-Their new crystal recipe book and what crystal recipes entail
-How they incorporate crystals into their own lives.
-The one health habit they can't live without
-Who they look up to in business
-What they would tell their 20 year old selves
-What they hope their 50 year old selves tell them

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Timmi and Heather:

Website: https://www.energymuse.com/ P.S. Use the code “HEALTHYMAVEN” at checkout and you’ll receive 20% your purchase from their online shop!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/energymuse

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/energymuse

Apr 26, 2017

Today we’re chatting with Phoebe Lapine from Feed Me Phoebe. Phoebe wanted to figure out how to do right by her body without having to give up her life. It's important to live healthfully, not live for your health.
Phoebe captured her journey of a yearlong exploration of this topic and how she was learning to balance health and hedonism on her blog. She is also releasing a book, The Wellness Project that tracks her entire journey and lessons learned.

You’ll hear about:
-Phoebe's journey before The Wellness Project and what led her to want to commit herself to this project
-How Phoebe was able to go from a corporate career to a career in food
-Her diagnosis of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and how it became a wake-up call for her.
-Why Phoebe didn't want to be on a synthetic medication for the rest of her life.
-Why Hashimoto's Thyroiditis typically makes people gain weight
-What finally made Phoebe decide to treat her autoimmune disorder
-What led her to want to capture her journey and share it in a book
-How she picked the 12 topics of the book
-How Phoebe tracked her progress
-How the topics changed and morphed as the project progressed
-If there were moments Phoebe thought she wouldn't see the project through
-Which topics were the hardest to tackle and which were easier than she expected
-What medical discoveries she made during the way
-The thought that pain is sometimes caused by anxiety rather than an actual problem
-Her biggest takeaways from her experience and what lessons she learned
-Which habits she's kept up since completing the project
-Tips for how you can launch your own wellness project
-The one health habit she can't live without
-Who she looks up to in business
-What she would tell her 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Phoebe:

Blog: https://feedmephoebe.com/

Pre-order The Wellness Project: http://amzn.to/2oLUaWs

Facebook: https://facebook.com/FeedMePhoebe

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoebeLapine

Apr 19, 2017

Today we’re chatting with Brittany Mullins from Eating Bird Food. If you’ve read a health or wellness blog in the past nine years, it’s likely you’ve read EBF. What started as a virtual diary became a career for Brittany. In the process, she was diagnosed with Hypothalamic Ammenorhea, and her blog became a place to help her recover and heal.

You’ll hear about:
Brittany’s blogging journey
Why she started Eating Bird Food
When she knew she wanted to take her blog full-time
What she did once she decided to take her blog full-time
Why she think her blog has been so successful
How Brittany’s blog has changed since she started
Brittany’s best tips for bloggers
Where she thinks the blogging world is going
Brittany’s tips for new bloggers
What is Hypothalamic Ammenorhea?
How Britt was diagnosed with HA
How Britt’s lifestyle changed once she was diagnosed with HA
How exercising causes stress on your body — and how it can sometimes be a bad thing
Brittany’s journey to healing her hormones
How Brittany’s eating and exercise habits changed after her diagnosis
The power of vulnerability
How sharing her HA story online helped in her recovery
What healthy habit Britt can’t live without
Who Brittany looks up to in business
What Britt would tell her 20 year old self
What Britt hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Brittany:

Blog: https://www.eatingbirdfood.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/eatingbirdfood

Instagram: http://instagram.com/eatingbirdfood

Twitter: http://twitter.com/eatingbirdfood

Apr 12, 2017

What are "essentials" when it comes to health? My belief is that eating your veggies, moving your body, hydrating and sleeping well make up the framework for a healthy life. Is there more to health? Absolutely. But these "add-ons" as I like to call them look so different on everyone.

Determining which products and supplements to invest in can be overwhelming. So I've decided to expand some of the conversations on the podcast to include interesting and innovative products that either I've found helpful or I'd like to learn more about.


You’ll hear us chat about:

-What prompted Sarah to become interested in bees and propolis?
-How she became a Beekeeper's apprentice
-What is propolis and how can it benefit your body?
-What historical figures used propolis
-How Europeans treat illnesses differently with natural products
-Why are bees so important?

-How is Beekeeper's Naturals different from other producers?

-What's threatening bees and what kind of impact will it have on the environment?
-What it means to be a company with a cause and how they've incorporated bee education and bee research
-Is there a difference between conventional honey and raw honey?
-What other products Beekeeper's Natural sells
-The health habit Carly can't live without
-What Carly would tell her 20-year old self
-What Carly hopes her older self tells her
-Who Carly looks up to in business

 

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Beekeeper's Naturals

Website: https://beekeepersnaturals.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beekeepers_Nat
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beekeepers_naturals/

Apr 5, 2017

Maddy is sharing more about her own journey with black and white thinking and how she’s learned to set goals without becoming attached to the results.

 
You’ll hear us chat about:
 
-What initially triggered Maddy's body image and extreme disorder eating patterns 
-Maddy’s history with othorexia and how she was able to enter recovery
-How getting a pet helped Maddy's recovery
-How she got out of the diet mentality 
-Masculine vs. feminine energy
-How to balance your masculine energy
-How Mandy knew it was time to make a change in her life
-What Mandy was missing out on while competing in fitness competitions
-What practices and methods Maddy used to accept her weight gain to get healthy again 
-Why to find someone who is a strong soundboard during your recovery 
-How social media can set back your recovery 
-How Maddy overcame her addiction to working out and the gym 
-What goals for her body look like now 
-How to goal-set with a black and white personality
-Why people use exercise and diets to try and have control over their lives 
-Learning to trust and let go of the outcome
-What her self-care practice looks like
-Why acro-yoga is great for people with control issues. 
-The health habit she can’t live without
-Who she looks up to in business 
-What Alexis would tell her 20 year old self 
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her 
 
Listen to Davida's interview with Katie Dalebout: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thats-so-maven-by-the-healthy-maven/id1183021461?mt=2&i=1000382040504
 
Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe

Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Follow Maddy

Blog: https://maddymoon.com 

Podcast: https://maddymoon.com/podcasts/ 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindbodymusings

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

Mar 29, 2017

Today we're talking to Megan Bruneau about her history of struggling with her body image, her battle with eating disorders and how she became apart of the eating disorder recovery community. She's come out to the other side to start helping people love themselves.

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe

Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Megan and I talk about: 
-What wellness should really look like 
-Megan's own history with eating disorders and body image
-The negative implications of the wellness industry on young men and women
-Social media and advice for influencers and consumers on how to be a more critical voice
-Why airbrushing is really detrimental
-Why putting imperfections out in the world empowers women everywhere 
-Why it's important to not use "always" when it comes to eating healthy and working out
-Privilege in the wellness industry and why we need to be acknowledging it
-Health at every size and what that actually looks like
-Why demonizing food creates a cycle of bingeing and purging 
-Why it's not helpful to only post photos of kale photos — and why we shouldn't shame people for eating birthday cake
-The fact men also deal with body image and eating disorders
-Why Instagram is your "highlight reel"
-How to be a conscious consumer via who you follow on social media 
-Where the wellness industry is going
-Why the wellness industry is all about not feeling good about yourself
-How changes in your body shape and size reflect what's going on in your life
-Why your body has a set weight or shape 
-What habit can Megan not give up
-Who she looks up to in business 
-What Megan would tell her 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her 
 
Follow Megan: 
Podcast: https://www.forbes.com/podcasts/failure-factor/
Blog: http://meganbruneau.com/latest/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meganbruneauma
Instagram:http://instagram.com/meganjbruneau
Twitter: http://twitter.com/meganbruneau/
Mar 22, 2017

Today we're chatting with Alexis Joseph — RD, blogger and co-founder of Alchemy Juice Bar in Columbus, Ohio — about how she maintains purpose in her passions and businesses.

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

We talk about:
-Alexis's daily routine
-How Alexis started Hummusapien
-What her role looks like at Alchemy
-How she balances her time between the two businesses
-What self-care looks like to her
-Alexis's book recommendations!
-How Alexis uses social media to empower others
-What Alexis wishes she could "un-know" about blogging
-What Alexis is motivated by when blogging
-Growing up with the blog and how its changed
-Disordered eating and using her blog as a positive influence
-What women attribute their success to — and what they should attribute it to!
-Transitioning her blog away from just food
-What she hopes people think when they look at her blog or social media
-What habit can Alexis not give up
-Who she looks up to in business
-What Alexis would tell her 20 year old self
-What she hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Follow Alexis:
Blog: hummusapien.com
Alchemy: alchemyjuicecafe.com/
Facebook: Facebook.com/hummusapien
Twitter/Instagram: @hummusapien

Mar 15, 2017

Today we are chatting with Amie Valpone from The Healthy Apple.

Amie's health story is nothing short of inspiring. Over the last decade, her body has been through quite a lot and she has had to become the #1 advocate for her health. She could have wallowed in her sorrows, but instead has taken a challenging experience and turned it into lemonade for all of you. She talks about things you have never heard of (did you know there's such thing as a detoxing gene?) and how she's learned to heal her body holistically.
Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe

Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

We talk about:
-Amie's health journey
-How her stressed out lifestyle and job affected her health
-What her healthy journey has looked like over the past 10 years
-Why Amie started The Healthy Apple
-How Amie decided to heal her body holistically
-Why Amie works with energy healers and not traditional doctors after her illness
-What are the components of energy healing and how can you incorporate it?
-What detoxing really means and how it works
-What eating cold food and drinks does for to our bodies
-Why to use your intuition when it comes to your health
-Is eating organic food really that important?
-Why organic home and beauty products are important
-The easiest and cheapest way to detox
-What the MTHFR gene is and what it means to be missing it
-How Amie is "re-entering" the world after her health traumas.
-What habit can Amie not give up
-Who she looks up to in business
-What Amie would tell her 17 year old self
-What Amie hopes her 50 year old self tells her

Follow Amy
Book: http://bit.ly/2nhyhiy
Blog: thehealthyapple.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/thehealthyapple
Instagram/Twitter: @thehealthyapple

Mar 8, 2017
Today we're chatting with Sarah Fennel from Broma Bakery. We chat about her journey from hobby blog to full-time blogger!
 

I also give you an update of where we are in settling down in San Francisco and we recap how we met in Israel! 

 
-Why Sarah started Broma Bakery
-Why running a blog is exciting for her
-How Sarah got the push to grow her blog
-What personal tactics Sarah used to grow her business
-Why you don't need validation to take the leap to start your own business
-What piece of advice Sarah has for someone who wants to blog full time
-Are you a freelancer or an entrepreneur?
-How Sarah used her blog as a platform to work on other projects 
-What other projects Sarah is currently working on
-How and why bloggers charge the money that they do 
-How Sarah recommends newer bloggers build their portfolio 
-How to start working with brands 
-What other bloggers Sarah works with 
-Sarah's tips for improving your photography
-What's coming next for Broma Bakery
-What healthy habit Sarah can't live without
-Who Sarah looks up to in business
-What Sarah would tell her 17 year old self
-What Sarah hopes her 50 year old self tells her.

Follow Sarah:
Blog: http://bromabakery.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/bromabakery 
Instagram/Twitter: @bromabakery

 

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe


Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Mar 1, 2017

Today we are talking to Katie Dalebout from the "Let It Out" podcast and book.

I give you an update on the last 6 months of my life and how I'm finally feeling creatively inspired again.

This podcast is for anyone who is dealing with comparing themselves to others, dealing with feeling uninspired when it comes to your work and Shine Theory.

We talk about:
-What inspired Katie to begin her podcast.
-How her podcast has evolved since she started podcasting in 2013
-How to deal with competitiveness in blogging and creative endeavors.
-What is Shine Theory?
-Why comparison brings you down.
-Why you should reach out to people you admire.
-How helping people you admire will benefit you in the long run.
-How you can get inspiration from other people and why that's okay.
-How journaling can help you work through comparison from her book on journaling, Let It Out. (Exercise below!)
-How being present helps you stop playing the comparison game.
-Why we feel jealousy and what those feelings mean.
-How to use journaling to work through things you are dealing with.
-What spurred the change in name from "Wellness Wonderland" to "Let It Out"
-Davida's episode of "Let It Out": https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/let-it-out-katie-dalebout-previously-wellness-wonderland/id669216566?mt=2&i=1000380376550
-What podcasts Katie is listening to
-The Cookbook Deal: https://itun.es/us/3DiThb.c
-What books Katie is reading
-What healthy habit Katie can't live without
-Who Katie looks up to in business
-What Katie would tell her 17 year old self
-What Katie hopes her 50 year old self tells her.

Follow Katie:
Website: http://katiedalebout.com/
Podcast: https://itun.es/us/2824N.c
Book: http://amzn.to/2lSNCCA
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/thewellnesswonderland
Twitter: http://twitter.com/katiedalebout
Instagram: http://instagram.com/katiedalebout

Shine Theory: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/05/shine-theory-how-to-stop-female-competition.html

NO. 18
THE WAY OUT OF COMPARE & DESPAIR: “Concern Yourself with You”

When I was a kid, my mom would constantly tell me something that sticks with me to this day. It became a mantra I used in elementary school, carried on to high school, and still use today well into adulthood. When I found myself constantly making choices based on other kids, my mom would say to me, “Concern yourself with you.”

Comparison is an easy trap to get caught in. With the advent of social media long after my mom first uttered the epic “Concern yourself with you” mantra, I wonder if perhaps she was predicting what was to come in an era where comparing yourself to other peoples’ highlight reels is easier and more addictive than ever.

Have you ever gone on a social stalking binge of someone, and next thing you know you’re so far down their Instagram feed that your thumbs hurt from scrolling and you pray they won’t slip and accidentally double-tap a photo, “liking” it and revealing how deep into their past you’ve scrolled? (Um, yeah . . . clearly that’s too specific to not be an autobiographical example.) Anyway, after talking with countless people I realized I wasn’t alone, and this comparison game is rampant.

I found myself giving the same advice to my friends and clients that my mom gave me long ago.

This tool guides us to take my mom’s advice and quit the compare-and-despair game we so often default to. Whether it's a mentor, a guru, a celebrity, your accomplished friend from high school, or your ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, comparing yourself keeps you stuck and makes you feel less than.

Conan O’Brien once said in a commencement speech at Dartmouth that comedians of his generation desperately wanted to be the next David Letterman. He remarked, “It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique.” I found that to be a deeply profound lesson of authenticity. We have to concern ourselves with our own truth, and not try to emulate anyone else’s.

The bottom line is that whenever you’re comparing yourself to others, you’re not concerned with you. The interesting thing is, the more you are yourself, the more attractive you become. This tool guides you to instead use who you’re comparing yourself to as a guide for something you want more of within yourself, which probably isn’t being fully expressed.

Directions:

• Step 1: Make a list of the people you most

compare yourself to. Then examine how you’re

separating yourself by answering these two

questions for each person on your list (if there

are several people, choose just one or two for this

exercise today):

 

a) Are you making yourself “more special”

or “better” than those you are comparing

yourself to? If yes, move on to Step 2.

b) Are you making yourself “less special” or

“worse” than those you’re comparing yourself

to? That is, are you regarding them as better

than you or more special by either idolizing

them or feeling jealousy toward them? If yes,

move on to Step 3.

• Step 2: Answer the following questions in your

journal if you answered “yes” to question (a)

above:

• What is it within you that feels insecurity around

this person you’re comparing yourself to?

• What is it within you that makes you feel like

you need to perceive yourself as better than

him or her?

• In what ways are you both equal?

• How can you see him or her with love instead?

When you’re done, move on to Step 4.

• Step 3: Answer the following questions in your

journal if you answered “yes” to question (b)

above:

• What are the specific qualities or attributes

that you find most inspiring about this person

you’re comparing yourself to?

• What is he or she mirroring back to you

regarding qualities that are within you but are

perhaps unawakened?

• How can you look at him or her as a positive

example of inspiration?

• How can you embrace ways you are unique

from him or her and love those qualities about

yourself?

• In what ways are you both equal?

• Can you find common humanity with him or

her?

• Step 4: Now concern yourself with you. Write a

sentence about yourself in the third person as

if someone else were admiring you. This is your

time to toot your own horn, which may feel

uncomfortable. It does for me, but I’ll take one

for the team and give you an example: “Katie is

an awesome podcast host, really kills it on the

ukulele, knows how to write a mean journal

prompt, and has an adorable little dog.” See

there, that wasn’t so bad—give it a go!

• Bonus step: Tweet your 140-character horn toot at

me (@katiedalebout)! I want to see how awesome

you are.


Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else! http://facebook.com/groups/THMTribe 


Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Feb 22, 2017

Today we're talking with Alexis Davidson, author of both the cookbook (my favorite of 2016!) and blog Lexi's Clean Kitchen! This podcast is for anyone who wants to learn more about how to eat to feel your best mentally and physically, where to find delicious, healthy recipes, what goes into making a cookbook and more.

I also give you a life update on what's going on with my move to San Francisco and how I'm feeling about leaving Toronto.

We talk about:
-What ailments prompted Lexi to change her diet.
-Why Lexi started her blog.
-What foods she cut out to reduce inflammation in her body.
-How she healed her body with food.
-How a functional doctor helped her heal her candida and leaky gut.
-What types of tests go into determining food sensitivities.
-Why she doesn't label her blog or lifestyle.
-The process behind Lexi's Clean Kitchen cookbook and why it was unconventional.
-Why Lexi decided to wait writing her cookbook despite having a literary agent.
-What Lexi did for a career before starting her blog.
-How Lexi balanced her blog and her cookbook.
-How she had to let her perfectionism go to help the cookbook process along.
-What goes into deciding what recipes go into a cookbook.
-What goes into the recipe testing process to make sure each recipe is the best it can be.
-What the most daunting part of writing a recipe is.
-How an editor helped Lexi's recipe writing.
-What part of Lexi's cookbook process was the most unusual.

-What healthy habit Lexi can't give up
-What piece of advice Lexi would give her 20 year old self
-What Lexi hopes her 50 year old self tells her
-What person in business Lexi looks up to

Follow Lexi:
Blog: http://lexiscleankitchen.com
TW/IG: @lexiscleankitchen
FB: Facebook.com/lexiscleankitchen
Cookbook: http://amzn.to/2li9EzK

Join the Healthy Maven Tribe to ask guests questions and find out who will be on the show before anyone else!
facebook.com/groups/THMTribe
Please don’t forget to rate + review in iTunes if you love the podcast. Your comments and subscriptions help us make the best podcast for you!

Feb 15, 2017

Today we chat with Natasha Adamo from the relationship, wellness, beauty and lifestyle blog, Post Male Syndrome. You'll hear about:

-How Natasha started her blog, Post Male Syndrome
-How to determine what your calling is 
-How you don't need to be healed to help someone
-What is emotional survival mode?
-How "checking off the boxes" doesn't help anyone grow.
-How helping other people helps you heal. 
-What makes people depressed
-What happens when you have an unhealthy level of self-obsession 
-How Natasha overcame feeling like she wasn't enough and a low self-worth
-How Natasha came to her self-actualization that people are not born insecure 
-Why security is habitual and it takes practice everyday 
-How you have to get out of your head to heal and solidify your healing by helping someone else 
-How Natasha still struggles with liking herself and accepting who she is now
-How making her younger and older-self proud channels her positive affirmations 
-What the key to self-acceptance is
-How taking care of an animal or child teaches you how to prioritize self-love
-How practicing self-worth helps you maintain a relationship 
-Why you're the only person who shows up consistently every day 
-Why you can't really change someone
-What to do if you want to change someone 
-What dating looks like now because of dating apps
-How to preserve your self-worth while on dating apps
-How to be successful on dating apps
-What the biggest mistake in dating is for most people 
-Is taking a break from dating to focus on yourself a good idea or bad idea?
-How competing against other people will never validate you 
-What Natasha's self-care practice looks like 
-What healthy habit Natasha can't give up
-What piece of advice Natasha would give her 20 year old self
-What Natasha hopes her 50 year old self tells her
-What person in business Natasha looks up to 
 
Connect with Natasha
Blog: postmalesyndrome.com
IG/TW: @natashaadamo
 
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Feb 8, 2017
Today I'm chatting with blogger and author Jordan Younger of The Balanced Blonde and Breaking Vegan. We talk about content creation, how we decide what to share about our lives publically and Jordan's self-care routine. 
 
You'll hear about:
 
-Why Jordan Younger is no longer a vegan 
-What the public transition from no longer being a vegan was like
-How Jordan balances the interconnection between her blog and life
-How Jordan decides what to share publicly
-What Jordan's boundaries are on sharing things publicly 
-How Jordan's friends and family handle her documenting her life for content
-How Jordan decides how curated her content should be
-Being more authentic and in the moment on social media
-Why Snapchat and Instagram Stories make bloggers more relatable 
-What keeps Jordan inspired
-The pros and cons of working with brands 
-How Jordan and Davida keep boundaries when working with brands 
-How to navigate around dramatic changes
-How to handle rude comments and negative feedback with such grace
-How the media manipulates headlines to make things sound more dramatic 
-What it was like to handle the negative backlash around her transition from veganism
-How self-care has become a priority for Jordan
-What is panchakarma is and how she is incorporating it into her self-care routine
-How Jordan tries to keep from over committing and over working
-What Jordan's self-care routine looks like.
-What Jordan's morning routine looks like
-How getting a pet has changed Jordan's life 
-The surprising thing people don't know about Jordan. 
-What healthy habit Jordan can't give up
-What piece of advice Jordan would give her 20 year old self
-What Jordan hopes her 50 year old self tells her
-What person in business Jordan looks up to 
 
Connect with Jordan
Blog: thebalancedblonde.com
IG/TW: @thebalancedblonde
 
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Dec 28, 2016

Episode 4 — Beyond Kegels: What Does Reproductive Health Really Mean?

 

Today we talk with Elise Maxwell from OVA Woman, a hub for women to find the most innovative women's intimate health products, such as menstrual cups and absorbent underwear.

 

We talk about:

-How did Elise become interested in reproductive health?

-How Elise started OVA Woman.

-What’s the lowdown on pelvic floor health and why it is important.

-What are kegels and why you need to do more than just those to strengthen the pelvic floor.

-How a lot of women are impacted by pelvic floor health but they don’t know.

-Are men impacted by pelvic floor health as well?

-What are long-term implications for ignoring your pelvic floor health?

-How practicing good pelvic health can prevent surgery later on.

-What are the regulations around feminine hygiene products and why should you care?

-How the ingredients in feminine hygiene products could be affecting you.

-Tips for how you can change your feminine hygiene routine if you’re having issues with dryness, irritability, etc.

-What are alternatives to tampons and maxi pads?

-What are the best feminine hygiene products on the market?

-How can you try a new feminine hygiene routine without feeling intimidated or scared?

-What feminine hygiene products Elise recommends.

-What are the best brands of menstrual cups?

-How to bring up feminine hygiene routines with your friends to get the conversation going.

-Who Elise looks up to in business.

-What one health habit Elise could never give up.

-What Elise would tell her 20-year-old self.

-What Elise hopes her 50-year-old self tells her.

 

Links:
The Healthy Maven Tribe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thmtribe/

Season 1 Survery (and win a $50 Amazon gift card): https://goo.gl/forms/hqeole4xczau1jNX2

BWOM App: https://www.b-wom.com/en/

FDA regulation on tampons and their verdict on asbestos and dixoin: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PatientAlerts/ucm070003.htm

Protest for more transparency on ingredients: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/business/under-pressure-feminine-product-makers-disclose-ingredients.html

Ova article on LENA cup: http://ovawoman.com/blogs/ova-stories/115131334-two-thumbs-up-for-the-lena-cup

Ova article on tips for trying the cup for the first time: http://ovawoman.com/blogs/ova-stories/89731846-5-tips-for-trying-the-menstrual-cup

 

Follow Elise and OVA Woman:
Elise’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elise.maxwell.1

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



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Dec 21, 2016

Today we talk with blogger, podcaster and upcoming cookbook author Jessica Murnane from One Part Plant and the One Part Podcast. She tells us about her health journey with endometriosis and how she healed her body and hormonal issues through food.

 

We talk about:

-Can you heal your hormones with food?

-Can food help heal endometriosis issues?

-Does food affect chronic pain symptoms?

-How a plant based diet saved her from having to have a hysterectomy in her early 30s.

-What happens to her body when she eats gluten or sugar.

-How she defines “plant-based eating”.

-What effect eating inflammatory foods has on her body.

-How “messing up” when it comes to eating a plant-based diet helps reinforce the behavior.

-How eating a plant based diet has affected her PMS symptoms.

-Does being dogmatic about your diet set you up for failure?

-Why food guilt is unnecessary.

-The biggest surprise for Jessica when she moved to a plant-based diet.

-How Jessica was able to get everyone to accept her plant-based diet.

-How One Part Plant launched.

-How Jessica was able to get restaurants to start adding plant-based options to menus.

-What pushback Jessica has gotten from her lifestyle choices.

-How to help people accept your lifestyle.

-The importance of being flexible with traditions and making new traditions.

-What made Jessica decide she was going to eat a plant-based diet and what made her stick with it.

-Why Jessica Murnane’s decided to adopt her child.

-Whether her endometriosis influenced her decision to adopt a baby.

-What surprise chefs contributed to her cookbook.

-What celebrity wrote the foreward for her cookbook (!!)

-Who Jessica looks up to in business.

-What one health habit Jessica Murnane could never give up.

-What Jessica would tell her 20-year-old self.

-What Jessica hopes her 50-year-old self tells her.


Links:
The Healthy Maven Tribe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thmtribe/
Jessica Murnane’s Website: http://jessicamurnane.com
One Part Podcast: http://jessicamurnane.com/onepartpodcast/
Jessica’s Blog Post on adoption: http://jessicamurnane.com/on-never-wanting-to-pregnant/
Jessica’s Mind Body Green post on adoption: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22884/my-son-is-adopted-here-are-the-questions-im-constantly-asked-what-id-really.html

Follow Jessica:

Instagram: @jessicamurnane
Twitter: jessicamurnanes

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

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Dec 14, 2016

Davida sits down with Lee of the fitness website Fit Foodie Finds to talk about a kind of uncomfortable topic — can you work with your best friend? They also talk about making friends with other bloggers, strategizing your business and comparing yourself with others and accepting that it’s okay to have different goals.

 

You’ll also hear about:

 

Making friends with other bloggers.

How Davida from The Healthy Maven and Lee from Fit Foodie Finds met.

Reaching out to bloggers you admire.

At what point Lee decided she needed to hire another person to help run her business.

How Linley, Lee’s first full-time hire, is an integral part of Fit Foodie Finds.

How Fit Foodie Finds and Davida transferred their blogs into a business.

The challenges best friends have working together.

Do acquaintances make better business partners than best friends?

What success looks like for Lee.

How Lee started creating a strategy for her blog.

Whether Lee is afraid to test and learn and take risks.

How getting rejected from design school gave Lee her inspiration to start her website.

Why Lee started Fit Foodie Finds as a creative outlet rather than business.

What would Lee tell new bloggers knowing how saturated the blog industry is now.

Why Lee doesn’t call herself a blogger.

What Lee and Davida say when people ask them how they make money.

Where Lee sees the future of Fit Foodie Finds.

What Lee’s new business is.

What Lee’s one health habit she can’t give up.

Who she looks up to in business.

The entrepreneurial spirit of the Twin Cities.

What she would tell her 20 year old self.

What Lee hopes she knows at 50 years old.

 

You can find Lee on Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter/Pinterest/Facebook: @fitfoodiefinds.

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!

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