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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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Apr 18, 2018

My deep love for all things nut butter is not a secret around here. The passion runs deep and anyone who has the courage to jump head first into this world (as a college student no less!) deserves serious respect in my book.

Yes, I am taking about one half of the Wild Friends Foods duo, Erika Welsh. Erika and her business partner (then college roommate) stumbled into a business as college freshman. Never in their wildest dreams did they think they'd end up taking the peanut butter they ground up in their college dorm room and selling it for profit. Let alone having mass distribution across the country and a whole lineup of nut butters and overnight oats!

Today on the show we're going back to the early days of Wild Friends and chatting about how Erika and Keely got started, when they knew they wanted to take the leap and what it's been like growing a business in such a competitive industry.

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

  • How Erika and Keeley met and started Wild Friends
  • Why nut butter and how the obsession started
  • Their "ah ha" moment when they realized Wild Friends was more than just a fun side project
  • How they came to the decision to drop out of college and how that decision feels now
  • How people reacted to them dropping out of college
  • Their experience on SharkTank and how that changed the course of their business
  • What's it like running your business with your best friend
  • Asking for help with your business and finding trusted advisors
  • How to handle competition in the business space and shift your perspective on it
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Mentioned in the episode:

Butcher's Box special discount for That's So Maven listeners: https://www.butcherbox.com/healthymaven/

A 10-Day Guide to Busting Your Stress ---> http://bit.ly/2jb7Gjc

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Follow Erika + Wild Friends Foods:

Website: https://wildfriendsfoods.com/

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

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

Apr 11, 2018

Feng Shui! Probably one of the most requested topics for the podcast. We've talked a lot about how to care for your mental, emotional and physical health on the show, but what about your spaces? We spend a lot of time at in, at work and indoors in general so understandably, how we organize and decorate them has an impact. That's the topic of today's episode.

Anjie Cho is an architect and Feng Shui expert. She helps to build homes and decorate homes in accordance with Feng Shui principles to help maximize the energy and flow of your space. Her focus is to create a nurturing and supportive environment for each of her clients, tailoring her practice to each person's specific needs.

Today on the show we're going back-to-basics with Feng Shui and some easy principles everyone should know to help maximize and balance their space. It's a fascinating episode for those who are new to Feng Shui and also for those who are already familiar.

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

  • About Anjie and why she went into architecture and Feng Shui
  • An intro guide to Feng Shui and how it started
  • The different Feng Shui "camps" and how they differ
  • Ways you can build a home using the principles of Feng Shui
  • Tips for designing a home using the principles of Feng Shui
  • The importance of spring cleaning and keeping clutter out of your home
  • Plants and why they're important in Feng Shui
  • Tips for implementing Feng Shui on a budget
  • Numerology and how numbers play into designing your home
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Mentioned in this episode:

BTB Feng Shui

https://www.anjiecho.com/holistic-spaces-blog/2014/4/28/feng-shui-101-the-bagua-map

https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2014/07/know-secret-skinny.html

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Follow Anjie:

Websites: https://www.anjiecho.com/ and https://www.holisticspaces.com/ 

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

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

Apr 4, 2018

I can't help but love the episodes where I get to welcome my friends onto the show. This week's is no exception. It's been a long time coming so I am EXTRA excited to have my dear friend, Megan Faletra from The Well Essentials on the show today.

Megan and I met through the interwebs and I don't know what exactly clicked when we discovered each other but somehow I felt like I had always known her. When we met in person last year at Expo East that feeling only intensified. It was like meeting my long lost soul sister who lived on the opposite coast. Literally everyday we discover something new that we have in common. It's these scenarios that make me LOVE social media. If it weren't for instagram, we never would have met!

Back to Megan...Megan Faletra (MS, MPH, RDN) is a global health dietitian, humanitarian, and founder of The Well Essentials where she is devoted to helping others create a sustainable healthy life that supports a healthy body and planet. She has worked on food security and global health issues around the world, and advocates for a reconnection to the world around us. She believes that by rethinking the way we choose to consume we can change how we view the world and most importantly how we can impact it.

Her life motto is to “live with purpose”, which guides virtually every way she lives her life. Megan lives in Boston with her husband where she also runs a nutrition coaching practice, when she is not working you can most likely find her with a passport in hand planning that next great adventure. --> VERY true. I am constantly in awe at the cool places Megan visits.

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

  • About Megan and how she became a Global Health Dietitian 
  • Why Megan went to school to become a registered dietitian and got her masters in public health
  • Food culture and why it's the missing piece to the way we eat
  • How to cultivate a food culture if you didn't grow up with one
  • Teaching kids where food comes from and the importance of doing so
  • Organic food and why most of our food is not organic
  • Food security and why it's a major problem in North America
  • Pesticide use and why organics and regenerative agriculture is so important
  • Why it's better for the planet to buy organic food and other organic products
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Mentioned in this episode:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/organic

https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/02/does-organic-really-matter.html

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Follow Megan: 

Website: https://www.thewellessentials.com/

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

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

Mar 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive words and support on last week's podcast episode with Nourishing Minds Nutrition. It's so encouraging to me to hear how many of you are embracing intuitive eating and ditching the calorie counting and endless diet cycle. Meg and Victoria are such an inspiring team and incredible resource for learning how to listen to your body and embrace your intuition.

Speaking of inspiring and intuition, I'm so excited to introduce you to today's podcast with Kait Hurley. Kait is a movement and meditation teacher and entrepreneur based in Portland, OR. Kait struggled with meditation until she found that by moving her body beforehand, she was able to get in turn her attention inward and calm, focus and center the mind for a meditation session. Realizing this powerful synergy between movement + meditation, Kait was inspired to create a digital platform to help women connect with themselves in a deeper, more meaningful way through mindfulness and motion.

On today's episode we're chatting about intuitive exercise, embracing your anxiety and using movement and meditation to help harness it for good.

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

  • Intuitive exercise and how she found balance after years of overexercise
  • Kait’s panic attacks and how she discovered she was struggling with an anxiety disorder
  • Meditation and how meditation has helped her to manage her anxiety
  • Her meditation journey and the obstacles she was challenged with along the way
  • Kait’s anxiety and how she sees it as a benefit in her life
  • How meditation has helped her work through the shame of her anxiety
  • Who Kait looks to for inspiration and how they inspired her movement and meditation platform
  • Why combine meditation and exercise
  • Why “less is more” when it comes to meditation and exercise
  • What advice she would give to her 20 year old self.

Mentioned in the episode:

Kate Fagan and her book What Made Maddy Run

Podcast survey - http://bit.ly/2GhcEom

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Follow Kait:

Website: https://kaithurley.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kait.hurley/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hello.kait.hurley/

 

Mar 21, 2018

We're over 50 podcast episodes in and truthfully, I don't know why I waited this long to bring these two beautiful women onto the show. Victoria Myers and Meg Dixon are the pair that makeup Nourishing Minds Nutrition and the hosts behind the Nourishing Women's Podcast. They're easily the most bubbly fun-loving women I follow but they're also a huge wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition and holistic wellness. They're my intuitive eating soul sisters and kind of make me want to jump on a plane and move to St. Pete's Florida.

On today's episode I wanted to bring Meg and Victoria on to chat more in-depth about eating disorder recovery, why calorie counting is archaic and how to get back to listening to our bodies. This is one of the most important conversations we've had on the show and I hope it can inspire everyone to live a bit more intuitively. This episode is all about cutting out the noise and the best ways to do that to get back to your body's individualized version of health.

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

  • Meg and Victoria's journeys and how they met and launched their business
  • Eating disorder recovery and what to tackle first when it comes to healing
  • How to let go of calorie counting and why it's not accurate assessment of nutrition
  • What is intuitive eating and how to learn to trust your body as a traditional eater
  • Binge eating disorder and how to stop the binge-restrict cycle
  • What is orthorexia and how social media perpetuates it
  • Food intolerances and can you eat intuitively while eliminating foods?
  • The Brain-Gut axis and how to know the difference between intolerances and anxiety
  • Supplementation for nutrition and wellness
  • Hormones and why so many women are struggling with hormone disorders

Mentioned in this episode:

Simply Organic special discount code for 20% off PLUS free shipping: maven18

Georgie from In it 4 the Long Run

Chris Kresser

Christy Harrison

Megan Faletra from The Well Essentials

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Website: https://www.nourishingmindsnutrition.com/

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

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

Podcast: https://www.nourishingmindsnutrition.com/podcast/

Mar 14, 2018

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I think there will be no surprises here that we have a second episode dedicated to my absolute favorite company, Saje Wellness! Last year, we featured the co-founder of Saje, John-Pierre LeBlanc (episode #29) and on today's episode we have his daughter, Kiara LeBlanc. Kiara is the Creative Director of Saje Wellness and the mastermind behind their gorgeous branding. If you've ever been into a Saje store you know what I'm talking about...

On today's episode I wanted to get deep with Kiara about what it was like to grow up within Saje Wellness (she was 2 when they started the company) and how essential oils have impacted her life. I also wanted to learn more about the vision behind Saje Wellness and why they chose to take such a unique approach toward essential oil sales.

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

  • Kiara's journey and how she ended up working as creative director of Saje Wellness
  • What it was like growing up with Saje and how she felt different from other kids
  • Her career transition and moving from her acting career to working for Saje
  • Their vision behind Saje and how they took Saje more mainstream
  • What it's like working with her parents and how her role has evolved
  • What makes Saje different from other essential oil companies out there
  • What makes an essential oil "quality"
  • Why essential oils are so individualized and how to maximize their adaptogenic properties
  • The one health habit she can't live without

Mentioned in this episode:

Saje Goddess Blend

Saje Tranquility Blend

Saje Starter Kit

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Follow Kiara and Saje Wellness:

Website: https://www.saje.com/

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

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

Podcast: https://www.saje.com/podcast.html

Mar 7, 2018

I don't know about you, but I've always had an infatuation with the moon. When full moons appear in the sky I have a deep pull to gaze at them and have always had so many questions about how the moon cycle impacts our human experience. Cue to discovering Ezzie Spencer and her incredible work with Lunar Abundance. It was like finding the holy grail of all things moon knowledge. Suddenly I could have all my questions answered!

What I've also discovered is that I'm not alone in this curiosity around the moon. So many of you have reached out that you feel intense sensations around different times of the moon cycle. And I'm not just talking lady cycles - Did you know there are more visits to the ER during full moons than any other time of the month?! That is precisely why I wanted to bring Ezzie onto the show to share some of her lunar knowledge with all of you and hopefully answer some of your burning questions.

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

  • Ezzie's journey and how she discovered moon cycles and launched Lunar Abundance
  • The moon in history and how its been used in different ways
  • The difference between the yin and the yang phases of the moon
  • Each of the 8 phases of the moon and how to use them to manifest different intentions
  • What is an intention setting practice and how to sync it to the moon
  • Why Ezzie recommends setting only one intention per moon cycle
  • Using the moon as a guide for your menstrual cycle
  • Planning a new moon or full moon ceremony
  • Using the elements like water and fire during your ceremonies
  • The one health habit she can't live without 

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Follow Ezzie + Lunar Abundance:

Website: http://www.ezziespencer.com/

Lunar Abundance: http://www.lunarabundance.com/

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

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

Feb 28, 2018

It's always fun to welcome friends to the show! This week that friend is Marc Champagne, the co-founder of Kyo, an online journaling and daily gratitude app. I've discovered Kyo (and Marc!) through a friend of a friend and immediately upon meeting - digitally first and then in person - I knew he would be a source of inspiration for me now and into the future.

Besides the hard work and commitment he's put into getting Kyo off the ground, he's an advocate for journaling and the short and long-term benefits it has on your health. He's hoping to make journaling mainstream and not the daunting task we make it out to be. This isn't your average "Dear Diary" situation...

I am obviously a huge fan of journaling, both on paper and digitally. In many ways I consider THM to be a journal. Of course it's a journal that's read by hundreds of thousands of you, but I do put my thoughts to keyboard and oftentimes feel the same sense of catharsis that I do when I'm writing privately.

But sometimes I don't want to or it doesn't feel appropriate to pull out my journal. Though I do travel with it to most places, I love that Kyo allows me to write down thoughts or do more targeted daily affirmations and intentions when I'm on the run. On the bus, in an uber, on a plane. Places where many of us find ourselves. He's making journaling accessible and that's one of the many reasons I'm excited to welcome him to the show.

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

  • Marc's journey and how he found the courage to quit his corporate job and take on Kyo full-time
  • When is it the right time to quit your job?
  • Marc's morning routine and how he's found it beneficial
  • The different types of journaling and how to find one that sticks
  • The benefits of gratitude journaling
  • Why an app and what was their vision with it?
  • How they chose the design of Kyo and why they went "design-forward"
  • Why they chose to release design packs for mental fitness
  • The one health habit he can't live without

Mentioned in this episode:

Butcher's Box with code: HealthyMaven 

Zen Habits

Tim Ferriss

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Follow Marc + Kyo:

Website: http://kyoapp.com/

App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kyo-daily-reflection-journal/id1218663401?mt=8

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

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

Feb 21, 2018

Welcome back to episode #50 of the podcast! Can't believe there's been 50 episodes. Honestly, it feels like there's been so many more but 50 is big and feels monumental. I'm so proud of this little pod and the community we've built around it. Here's to 50 and beyond!

On today's episode we have the incredible Latham Thomas of Mama Glow and the author of Own Your Glow on the show today. Latham is a pre and post-partum doula, maternal lifestyle maven and wellness coach. Beyond that, she's just such an inspiring human helping women and men alike reframe the fertility and birth process ad well as helping non-pregnant women embrace their feminine instincts and glow.

This episode was really interesting for me as I learned a lot about how I've mistakenly interpreted the birth process and where I could use some reframing. I also learned that when that day comes, I am 100% reaching out to Mama Glow! Don't hold your breath Mom...it won't be anytime soon!

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

  • Latham's journey and how she launched Mama Glow
  • Her calling to become a doula and what that experience was like
  • What is a doula and why she recommends getting one if you're pregnant
  • What advice Latham has for expectant Moms
  • Reframing the narrative that birth is painful
  • How to prepare your body for pregnancy even if it isn't on your radar right now
  • How self-care ties into fertility and why you must care for yourself first
  • How to cut out the noise and focus on what YOUR body needs 
  • Developing your own "glow time" practice

Mentioned in this episode:

Tonya Lewis Lee + Movita Organics

Black Lives Matter

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Follow Latham + Mama Glow:

Website: http://mamaglow.com/

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

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

Book: Own Your Glow

Feb 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day lovers!

Today I have a very special guest on the podcast...its someone you might be familiar with. I'm welcoming my fiancé, known around here as "C" onto the show to chat about love. Well, we get into more than just love but in honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I would share the hot seat with my love.

Now I may be biased, but I'm pretty sure Curt might be the wisest person we've ever had on the show. I've never met anyone who is so deeply content with their life but also strives for so much more. He's a dreamer by nature and his taught me so much about what it means to create the life you want to live.

I could not be more honored (or thankful!) to have Curt on the show today.

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

  • Curt's own journey and how we met
  • What he does for a living and how we make it work living and working under the same roof
  • Long distance and how we did 2.5 years of it!
  • Being in a relationship with someone who is more emotional and extreme than you
  • His involvement with THM and what he thought when I first started a blog
  • His best tips for training a dog
  • His version of self-care and how he takes care of himself daily
  • His favorite and least favorite things about me
  • Random facts you may not know about me

Mentioned in this episode:

Iceland Trip Video + Post

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Feb 7, 2018

By now you know that I don't shy away from exploring taboo topics on the podcast (or really just in life!). From my own mental health journey, to cannabis awareness and now today's episode all about relationships and sexuality, having conversations that we're told to keep private has become my personal mission.

A few months ago a couple of you requested that we bring a relationship coach/expert onto the podcast and after Georgia and I jumped into the research we discovered Susana Frioni. Immediately I know we had to have her on the show. Susana's journey has taken many unexpected turns and from this she's built Love, Sex, Desire, a podcast and coaching business that has helped thousands of women come to terms with their own sexuality and relationships. I'm honored to have her on the show today.

Beyond her sage wisdom, Susana's approach towards life is both calming and encouraging. She is the reminder we all need to be patient and to quiet the noise and listen to our intuition.

Here are a few other things we discussed on today's episode:

  • Susana's journey and what led her to found Love, Sex, Desire
  • Her personal awakening and experience at Vipassana 
  • What her upbringing was like and how she felt about exploring sexuality growing up
  • The end of her marriage and the start of her relationship with a woman
  • How to have conversations around sexuality with our current or future partners
  • Exploring your sexuality without feeling judged by those around you
  • What she wishes was being taught in sexual education
  • Sacred dance parties and what that experience looks like
  • The one health habit she can't live without

Mentioned in the episode:

Vipassana Meditation

Sacred Dance Parties

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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 Susana:

Website: http://susanafrioni.com/

Podcast: LOVE SEX DESIRE

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

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

 

Jan 31, 2018

One of my favorite parts about being a part of the podcasting world is getting to chat about topics that we often feel scared or shameful about. Whether it's our use of cannabis to support our health or how our expectations of fertility are forced to change amidst unexpected circumstances, having a platform that allows me, my guest and you to feel comfortable opening up about these things is by far the most rewarding part of my job. When I started The Healthy Maven many years ago I did not expect my business to look like this. Although to be honest I did not expect it to be a business at all...though I will say I'm pretty damn proud of what we do!

This week's episode is no exception. Sonja Overhiser, one half of the duo behind A Couple Cooks is on the podcast today chatting about her own struggles with infertility, adoption and getting a cancer diagnosis. Her story is nothing short of inspiring and I'm honored to share this episode with you today.

I could go on about how incredible Sonja is, but I'll let the episode speak for itself. Here are a few other things we discussed:

  • Sonja's background and how she launched A Couple Cooks with her husband, Alex
  • Her cancer diagnosis and how that changed her perspective on health
  • Miscarriage and coming to terms with her own fertility
  • Adoption and what that process looked like for her
  • Her advice for anyone struggling with fertility or family planning
  • Writing a cookbook and getting their newborn son Larson at the same time
  • How Sonja and Alex make parenting and running a business together work
  • The one health habit she can't live without

Mentioned in this episode:

Food Matters by Mark Bittman 

Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

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Follow Sonja + A Couple Cooks:

Website: https://www.acouplecooks.com/

Cookbook: A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking

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

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

A Couple Cooks Podcast 

 

Jan 24, 2018

I think the title of this post really gives away the topic of the podcast this week...Yes, you read that correctly! We're chatting Ganja Yoga with the incredible Dee Dussault and also about how cannabis can actually be good for you.

This is a topic of conversation that has come up frequently in my friend groups lately, so I figured it was about time we discuss it on the show. I know there are a lot of opinions around cannabis use and all I ask is that you go into this episode with an open mind. So much research has come out in the last 20 years showing the benefits of cannabis use so we'll be focusing on those, but also some of the reasons cannabis-use has been stigmatized. As more and more countries and states legalize it, I truly believe education around cannabis will become increasingly important and my hope is that it can start for some of you on the podcast today.

Besides Dee's knowledge around cannabis in the wellness scene, she is also an experienced yogi with over 20 years of teaching experience under her belt. She has a deep understanding of the human body and the importance of supporting it holistically. She's also super articulate and I truly feel she did the best job explaining ganja yoga for all to understand.

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

  • Dee's background and how she launched Ganja Yoga
  • Her first experience with cannabis both with and without yoga
  • How cannabis can enhance your yoga experience
  • How to break the stigma surrounding cannabis use 
  • How legalization of marijuana will change our use of cannabis in yoga
  • The difference between THC and CBD and why choose one over the other
  • Which strains to use if you're just starting out with cannabis
  • Sexyflex yoga and how to use yoga to get in touch with your sexuality
  • What's next for Ganja Yoga and how you can try it at home

Mentioned in this episode:

Dee's book - Ganja Yoga: A Practical Guide to Conscious Relaxation, Soothing Pain Relief, and Enlightening Self-Discovery

MoonMans Mistress paleo-centric edibles

 

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Follow Dee and Ganja Yoga:

Website: https://www.theganjayoga.com/

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

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

 

Jan 17, 2018

It is no secret that I adore Imperfect Produce. Besides the fact that they save me SO much money each month on my grocery bill, I love that I get access to fresh fruits and veggies, all while saving the planet. Yes...it is THAT amazing. It's one of those companies that seems so obvious in concept, you wonder why it didn't exist sooner. But more on that in the episode...

I wanted to bring on a member of the Imperfect team to not only share all about IP's mission, but also talk about the huge issue that is food waste in this country. It's not as simple as those soggy carrots at the bottom of your produce drawer. It goes so much deeper than that. So today's episode is talking about the many points of intersection when it comes to food waste and how to manage it in this country.

Reilly, who is the hilarious voice behind IP's brand is on the show today to talk about all of these points, but also about root to leaf cooking and tips and tricks on how to reduce your food waste individually, while IP tackles the issue on a larger scale.

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

  • How Imperfect Produce got started and why tackle food waste?
  • How big is the food waste problem and how Imperfect Produce is tackling these issues
  • Why so much food goes to waste even when it's great quality
  • Eating sustainably from a food waste perspective
  • Does local and seasonal make a difference and why we need to rethink seasonal
  • What is the "New Year No Waste Challenge" and how to preserve, reuse and eat all your fruits and vegetables
  • Root-to-stem eating and other healthy habits to reduce your food waste
  • Where to next for Imperfect Produce!

Mentioned in this episode:

Vegetable Stock recipe using veggie scraps

My Imperfect Produce Unboxing video

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Follow Reilly and Imperfect Produce:

Website: https://www.imperfectproduce.com/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Imperfectfruit

Jan 10, 2018

Hello again and welcome back to the second episode of the podcast in 2018. I feel like we're off to a really great start! Thank you so much for your kind words on last week's episode with Ella Mills from Deliciously Ella. I'm still over-the-moon excited about our interview. But this week's podcast guest is no less impressive! I'm so excited to welcome my friend and wellness guru, Beth Manos Brickey from Tasty Yummies to the show!

It's hard to really describe how amazing Beth is, you kind of have to see it to believe it! She's one of those people who literally radiates to a point where you actually wonder if she's somehow figured out how to apply the beauty filter mask to herself at all times.And I can say this with confidence having met her last fall. But before we met, I was an avid follower of Beth's and have loved keeping up with her wellness journey as it evolves. She's a huge inspiration in this community and even though I don't make the same diet choices that she does, I love her overwhelming sentiment of self-love and compassion and her motto "eyes on your own plate".

In today's episode we discuss a bunch of different topics including Beth's decision to go gluten-free over 12 years ago. How she continues to experiment with her diet as well as what she does to support her health beyond just what she eats.

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

  • Beth's journey and when she developed a passion for health and wellness
  • How she determined her gluten-intolerance and what her symptoms were like
  • Her "eyes on your own plate" mentality and how to talk to people who disregard your symptoms
  • Self-care and how there was a period in her life when it felt selfish to her
  • What advice she gives to her nutrition clients about stress and self-care
  • How she discovered she had a type of kidney disease and what she's doing to heal it naturally
  • All about the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting
  • The one health habit she can't live without

*note: to anyone who is sensitive to diet talk, this may be an episode for you to skip. I adore Beth and know her message can be helpful to so many people, but if you're easily triggered by other people's food choices, this may not be the episode for you.

Mentioned in this episode:

Diane Sanfilippo

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Follow Beth:

Website: http://tasty-yummies.com/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TastyYummies

Jan 3, 2018

Welcome back to the podcast and to the first episode of 2018! After taking some time off for the holidays, we're back and better than ever with a brand new episode. And I figured I'd kick off 2018 with a bang. If you've listened to past episodes of the podcast (notably the episode #39 Q&A) you will have heard me rave about this guest. She's someone who I have admired for years and have always dreamed of speaking with. Fortunately, I now have a podcast where it makes it much less creepy for me to ask her personal questions...

With that, I'm honored, grateful and SO excited to welcome Ella Mills from Deliciously Ella to the show!

I thought Ella would be the perfect person to intro a new year of the podcast. Her balanced approach to health is what has amassed her millions of followers, successful cookbooks (I own all 3!) and many many other ventures including a product line and 3 restaurants! If this woman doesn't inspire you, I'm not sure who will!

Besides how much Ella has inspired me, I thought she'd be a huge inspiration for you, especially as you set your intentions for this year! Such an amazing episode that I'm so excited to share with you.

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

  • Ella's journey and her health struggles with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Why she launched Deliciously Ella and if she ever imagined it would grow into what it's become
  • Her struggles with self-confidence and how she's tackled it over the years
  • What advice she has for bloggers looking to grow their blogs and run them as a business
  • What it's been like to be thrown into such success and how she managed it along with her illness
  • Working with her husband and how they manage their relationship personally and professionaly
  • How she decides what's public on social media and what she keeps private
  • The one health habit she can't live without

Mentioned in the episode:

Ella's new cookbook, Natural Feasts

Emily Weiss of Glossier

Whitney Wolfe of Bumble

Karlie Kloss of Kode with Klossy

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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 Ella:

Website: https://deliciouslyella.com/

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeliciouslyElla

 

Dec 20, 2017

Welcome to the final podcast of 2017! I'm so excited to welcome Christy Harrison, an intuitive eating and anti-diet dietitian to the show today to chat about, well, anti-dieting and intuitive eating!

It felt fitting to have Christy on the show during the holidays as I know many of you guys struggle with how to navigate them as you sort out your own health and eating journeys. It isn't easy with so many triggers and messaging telling you to work off that turkey dinner or set weight-loss goals for the new year. I feel you and I'm with you. Last year around this time I ended up unfollowing so many people because I couldn't handle all of the messaging making me feel inadequate being exactly where I am. So hopefully this episode helps to remind you that the holiday season is so much more than food and your body.

Beyond being a perfect guest for this season, Christy has also been one of the most highly requested guests. She runs a very successful podcast herself so she's no stranger to this world. As a result this episode really resonated with me and I hope it resonates with you too.

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

  • Christy's journey and how she became an anti-diet dietitian
  • Her history with disordered eating and what helped lead her out of it
  • Thin privilege and how to talk about intuitive eating and anti-diet from this perspecitve
  • What "Intuitive Eating" really means and how its been misinterpreted
  • How to be an intuitive eater with digestive issues
  • How to talk to friends and family members who are struggling with eating disorders
  • Resources for breaking weight stigma and bias and encouraging health at every size
  • The one health habit she can't live without

Items mentioned in this episode:

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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 Christy:

Website: https://christyharrison.com/

Podcast: https://christyharrison.com/foodpsych/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chr1styharrison/

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

Intuitive Eating Fundamentals Course: https://christyharrison.com/intuitive-eating-online-course

Dec 13, 2017

I'll be honest, I was highly skeptical when I first started chatting with Ana Maria Vasquez from Intention Training. I was introduced to her at the yoga retreat I attended earlier this year and since then have followed her closely, while also keeping her teachings at a distance. A piece of me wanted to believe her, but the realist in me didn't. Today's podcast episode with her was enlightening...to say the least!

Ana Maria is a self-described multi-sensory animal and nature intuitive. What does this mean? Through various types of sensory energy, she is able to communicate with plants and animals. Pretty cool, right? It gets cooler...Ana Maria also believes that all of us are capable of these abilities, it's just a matter of tapping into the right frequency. How does she do this? Well you'll have to listen to the episode...

Beyond her ability to communicate with plants and animals, we discuss in-depth all about energy healing, why animals and nature are good for our health and what we can learn from our pets. Hint: Bodhi was very much in attendance.

Here are a few other things we discussed in today's episode.

  • Ana Maria's journey and how she discovered she was a plant and animal intuitive
  • How we can all energetically "tune-in" to the world around us
  • What communication means beyond verbal communication and how to pay attention to these signals
  • Grounding and the benefits of being outside
  • How to connect to other dimensions through energetic portals like nature and animals
  • What we can learn from our dreams and accessing other dimensions?
  • The law of attraction and how to boost your vibrations
  • How to tune in to what our animals are trying to teach us

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Follow Ana Maria and Intention Training:

Website: http://www.intentiontraining.com/

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

Dec 6, 2017

Ooooooh meditation! I feel like it's something that everyone talks about but no one really knows what it means. That's probably because there's so many ways to define it and beyond that, so many different traditions of meditation that there really is no one size fits all. And in case you've guessed it, that's what today's episode is all about!

I'm honored and excited to welcome Ellie Burrows, the co-founder of MNDFL, a meditation studio in New York City to the show today. On today's episode we're exploring meditation, what it means to Ellie, the different types of meditation practices available and tips for new and experienced meditators to explore and deepen their practices.

As someone who has a love-hate relationship with meditation, I'm happy to say that this episode inspired me to rekindle my practice more consistently, and I even signed up for my first meditation class!

Since I know the new year is just around the corner, and lots of you are setting goals and resolutions, my hope with this episode is that it inspires you to develop a meditation practice or explore the possibility of it in 2018.

Here's a breakdown of some of the stuff we talked about:

  • Ellie's journey and how she got started on her spiritual path
  • How she met her co-founder, Lodro and launched MNDFL
  • The different types of meditation and how she recommends finding the one that works for you
  • Some of the health benefits of a meditation practice
  • What to do on those days when you can't seem to let go of your thoughts?
  • Is there a benefit to practicing in a group vs. practicing at home
  • Rituals that help keep you consistent and on track with your meditation practice
  • How to prioritize your health when there's a never-ending list of wellness items to check off
  • How do you meld meditation and spirituality with religion?

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Follow Ellie + Mndfl:

Website: https://www.mndflmeditation.com/

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

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

Nov 29, 2017

Well I have a seriously fun episode of the podcast for you today! We're changing things up and my friend Talia from Party in my Plants Podcast is taking over as host and putting me in the hot seat!

We held nothing back and given that Talia is pretty experienced at this, she went deep with me. We talked for over and hour and covered everything from intuitive eating, to wedding planning to how C and I manage to both work from home. And so so much more! Talia met virtually almost a year ago and in person a few months ago. She is true gem and the real deal in the health and wellness space. Her energy is intoxicating and I know you'll love her

I'm also interviewing Talia over on her podcast TOMORROW so make sure you subscribe to her podcast so you don't miss that episode! And be sure to follow her on her blog and Instagram.

Today's episode is a long one, so buckle up and enjoy the show!

Here are some things we discussed:

  • My favorite and least favorite parts of my job
  • How I tackle my anxiety and create a better work-life balance
  • Essential oils and other practices I use to destress
  • My green beauty favorites and why I wear makeup
  • How I stay organized and on top of my content calendar
  • My biggest insecurities personally and professionally
  • What's next for The Healthy Maven
  • How wedding planning is going and some wedding planning details
  • I'm answering my hot seat questions! 

Items mentioned in this episode:

Gressa Foundation: http://bit.ly/2xQJcBh
Ilia Lipstick (Perfect Day): http://bit.ly/2hAafL3
Ilia Lipstick (Madam Mina): http://bit.ly/2wr5auI
Essentialism: http://amzn.to/2jNB5mZ
Daring Greatly:  http://amzn.to/2iIvk6N
Saje Wellness Diffusers
Credo Beauty (online store)
No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls (recipe)

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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 Talia:

Website: http://partyinmyplants.com/

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

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-party-in-my-plants-podcast/id1173220211?mt=2

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/partyinmyplants

Nov 22, 2017

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! I thought today's episode would be perfect for those of you traveling today or are on your way to a family function to tune in and bring a little sunshine to your life. Because that's what Alison Wu is, pure, radiant sunshine. 

But beyond that, she's also an incredibly talented food, prop, and wardrobe stylist who specializes in healthy recipe development and making smoothies look out of this world good...that taste great too!

A lot of the episodes lately have been quite heavy or science-loaded, so I wanted a lighter episode that highlighted someone who brings positivity, creativity and art to the wellness space. Alison is one of those people who you just want to be friends with. And I not so secretly hope that bringing her on the podcast was the first step in becoming her friend!

Alison is just a ray of sunshine who delivers helpful tips in such a relatable way. Today's episode is no exception.

Here are some things we chatted about:

  • Alison's journey and how she found herself as a food stylist
  • Her biggest creative influences for recipe development and styling
  • Why she was a vegetarian and then started eating meat again
  • Tackling her food fears and eating intuitively
  • Adaptogens and using plants to help balance her hormones
  • Spirituality and her experience on an ashram learning yoga
  • Intentionality and the trendiness of crystals and alternative healing methods
  • Instagram algorithms and how to stay authentic online
  • The many layers of self-care and how to individualize this practice

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Sun Potion Transformational Foods (website)

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Follow Alison Wu:

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

Website: wuhaus.com

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

Nov 15, 2017

I love every single podcast episode I've recorded, but there are certain ones I never want to come to an end. Today's conversation with Dr. Will Cole was one of them. 

I invited Dr. Cole on to chat all things functional medicine, but what I got was so much more. We jumped into topics like hormone health, adrenal fatigue, our microbiome and the importance of FAT, among many other things. It was an enlightening and inspiring conversation, that unfortunately only last one hour. I wish we could have chatted all day!

Dr. Cole is an influential functional medicine doctor who has worked with many large publications so I'm thrilled he made the time to come onto the show.

Here are some things we discussed:

  • Dr. Cole's journey and how he decided to focus on functional medicine
  • What is functional medicine and how does it differ from mainstream western medicine?
  • Hormone health and how to treat it from a functional medicine perspective
  • Adrenal fatigue and what it really means
  • Food and lifestyle tips for someone struggling with adrenal fatigue
  • Brain health and the effects it has on your hormones and beyond
  • Inflammation in the brain and markers of inflammation
  • Tips for naturally treating your body during cold and flu season

Mentioned in the episode:

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Follow Dr. Will Cole:

Website: https://drwillcole.com

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

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/drwillcole

Nov 8, 2017

A couple of years ago on a dark January day, I walked into a storefront on Kings Street in Toronto with little knowledge of how transformative the contents inside would be. It was called Body Thoughts and it was a traveling art show-experience focused on creating dialogue and expanding our knowledge of how we perceive our bodies. Run by two young women, each of whom had their own body image struggles and conversations to share, Body Thoughts ended up being one of my highlights of 2016 and an experience I haven't forgotten. 

Fast-forward to today and one of the founders of Body Thoughts and the creative vision behind it, Alexa Mazzarello is on the podcast today to chat about that experience, her struggles with body image and how her perception of her body has changed since taking on photography full-time. 

Alexa is an insanely talented photographer, body positive creative and a friend. It's been a year in the making bringing her on the show and I'm so happy to have her on board today!

Here are some things we discussed:

  • Alexa's journey and how she launched Body Thoughts
  • Losing her aunt and how that changed her perception of her body
  • The power of body positivity for men and why we must not exclude them from the conversation
  • How Body Thoughts helped shift her perspective when it comes to health
  • How she uses her photography to help women improve their body image 
  • The power of photography as a form of therapy and self-improvement
  • How her perception of body diversity has changed since becoming a photographer 
  • The one health habit she can't live without 

Mentioned in this episode:

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Follow Alexa:

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

Website and portfolio: www.alexamazzarello.com

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

Nov 1, 2017

WHEW! Coming up with a title for this episode was a real struggle. Why? Because on today's episode, I'm chatting with Lauren Geersten from Empowered Sustenance and Meo Energetics about everything! No really, everything.

Lauren is a wealth of knowledge and since starting the podcast I have wanted to bring her on the show. I had an hour of her time and I really tried to make the most of it so we covered a lot of ground. From her struggles with ulcerative colitis, her healing journey, mental health and chronic illness, energy medicine, and what it means to be an "empath", we're talking about it all. 

At 24 years old, Lauren's journey is nothing short of inspirational. She is currently writing a book and I am eagerly waiting for it to come out. In the meantime, I have today's episode to listen to on repeat.

Here are just a few of the things we discussed:

  • Lauren's journey and how she launched Empowered Sustenance
  • Her struggles with ulcerative colitis and how she healed her body with food
  • The healing archetype and how to support your mental health with chronic illness
  • How to use food to heal your body with a history of an eating disorder
  • Health perfectionism and how to recover from it
  • Health as a journey, not as a destination
  • Energy medicine - what it is and how it can benefit your health
  • Living as an empath vs. being a highly sensitive person

Items mentioned in this episode:

  • Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet (Amazon)
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Amazon)
  • Lauren's energy medicine company, Meo Energetics 

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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 Lauren:

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

Websites: https://empoweredsustenance.com

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EmpoweredSustenance

Oct 25, 2017

The dreaded quarter life crisis...have you ever had one? I most certainly did and I can assure you that this blog would never exist if I hadn't had one. Silver lining? In today's episode, we're welcoming Kali Rogers from Blush Life Coaching to talk about the quarter life crisis and how to navigate it if you feel like you're having one. 

What I love about Kali is that she always keeps it real. This isn't some mumbo jumbo "go after your dreams" speech - it's real, effective strategies to navigate a very stressful period in your life. Usually these periods are just bumpy transitions, but it certainly helps to have someone holding your hand as you make your way to other side. 

In this week's episode, we hear how Kali got started in the life coaching world and how to identify if you're having a quarter-life crisis. And even if you aren't, I think this episode will be helpful to anyone going through a transition phase. Because life certainly isn't stagnant so we all have that to relate to. 

Here are just a few of the things we discussed:

  • Kali's journey and how she got started in life coaching
  • What is a quarter-life crisis and who can have one?
  • How to navigate those transitions when you don't know what direction to go in
  • Do we all need a side hustle and if so, should it be our career?
  • What is a life coach and do they actually help?
  • How to ignore what is happening around you and focus on your journey
  • The one health habit Kali can't live without

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!

Photo credit:  http://jasonflynnphotography.com/

Follow Kali:

Website: https://joinblush.com

Email: kali@joinblush.com 

Book: Conquering Your Quarter-Life Crisis: How to Get Your Sh*t Together In Your 20s (Amazon)

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoinBlush

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