That's So Maven by The Healthy Maven

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


The Healthy Maven Tribe:

Season 1 Survery (and win a $50 Amazon gift card):


FDA regulation on tampons and their verdict on asbestos and dixoin:

Protest for more transparency on ingredients:

Ova article on LENA cup:

Ova article on tips for trying the cup for the first time:


Follow Elise and OVA Woman:
Elise’s Facebook:


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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.


The Healthy Maven Tribe:
Jessica Murnane’s Website:
One Part Podcast:
Jessica’s Blog Post on adoption:
Jessica’s Mind Body Green post on adoption:

Follow Jessica:

Instagram: @jessicamurnane
Twitter: jessicamurnanes


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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!

Dec 5, 2016

An Introduction to the podcast That's So Maven - a podcast by The Healthy Maven

Learn what to expect in the coming season!