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55 How to Discover Your Superpower with Karen Walrond

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Karen Walrond is a consultant and coach, who uses courage, vulnerability, and positive psychology to help people bring purpose into their lives and businesses.

Read on for more from Karen, and to listen to this episode of the Feel Good Effect podcast about finding the beauty in being different.

How to Discover Your Superpower with expert guest, Karen Walrond

How to Discover Your Superpower with Karen Walrond

Have you ever felt different, like an outsider, or somehow like you didn’t fit in?

What if instead of thinking of these differences as a weakness you instead flipped the script and started thinking of them as your superpower?

That’s exactly what we’re talking on about on today’s episode: diving into how to discover your superpower and find beauty in the different, with expert guest Karen Walrond.

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Show Notes

On what she does:

Karen is a leadership consultant, who helps people provide purpose in their work by identifying gifts and values to integrate into work-life and life-life.

Started out by doing what she was supposed to be doing, earning degrees in engineering and law.

“I was doing what I was supposed to do rather than what I was called to do… I decided that this couldn’t work”

Although she was successful and respected in her work, she wanted something different, and ended up leaving her law position without a set plan.

In search for the next step, she discusses how she had to dig deep, asking…

  1. What is it that I love to do?

  2. What are the things that bring me joy?

  3. What are the things that when I achieve them, I get a real sense of purpose?

  4. What are my values?

On making the decision to leave:

After catching a client in an ethical dilemma, Karen realized the effect of her values mixed with her work responsibilities affected her well-being negatively.

She had been blogging for 5 years, and knew photography, writing, and public speaking were her biggest strengths and passions.

Using her site as portfolio of what she could do, Karen found practice in speaking, writing, and shooting.

Through this process, she valued and found importance in…

  1. Being patient

  2. Being open to opportunities

  3. “Being loud about the things that were important to me”

The hardest part about the transition of trading her old life for one of uncertainty was not loss of income, but loss of identity.

She felt like with her identity as a woman of color and values, she was letting down the people who needed her to stay.

“Mine your past for what it has given you thus far, and see how you can use that into the future; I don’t think anything is wasted”

After leaving her job, Karen sat down and made a list of everything she loves to do, both related to work and life.

She remembers reviewing her list, point by point, asking, “why do I love these things?”, to find clues as to what’s there for her and where they might take her.

She also made a list of passions, including both passions of love and passions of anger, asking further, “where can these take me?”.

On creativity and vulnerability:

“It’s easier to endure vulnerability, than comparison”

Vulnerability: risk coupled with emotional exposure

Comparison: comparing your insides with somebody’s outsides

“Comparison will kill creativity… there is room in this world for all of us to do our art form… nobody does it with your voice, nobody does it with your experience, nobody does it with your insight.”

Keep falling forward.

On finding your superpower:

What makes us different makes us beautiful, from Karen’s book, The Beauty of Different: Observations of a Confident Misfit

We tend to be uncomfortable with standing out, yet we are captivated by the people who do.

Find purpose in your life with the things that make you different: these are your superpowers.

You cannot get farther without diversity of thought and diversity of experience.

Fitting in vs. Belonging, from Brené Brown’s, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Fitting in- forces you to fit a standard that holds you back

Belonging- understanding your self-worth and value, everyone else is worthy

On overnight success:

Yes, some people may become an overnight success.

But not a transformative success.

Hard work and practice at something purposeful will bring transformative success, although much of the behind-the-scenes may not be seen.

On leveling-up versus meeting expectations:

Something new takes time to get comfortable and routine with, but at some point we can get too comfortable and stop moving forward (or leveling-up).

Sometimes comfort is good, and leveling-up isn’t necessary.

Other times, in areas you feel like you just need more- don’t get comfortable.

Use that to progress.

On what it means to be healthy:

“I think being healthy is the same as being mindful and self-reflective… Being able to check in with yourself and give yourself a certain amount of grace and kindness”.

Karen’s morning intentions

  1. What can I do to feel healthy today?

  2. What can I do to feel purposeful today?

  3. What can I do to feel connected today?


Resources

Take the Quiz! Wellness Personality Quiz

Catch up on past Feel Good Effect Podcast episodes here

More on Karen’s writing and books.

Karen’s TEDx Talk.


Guest Information

Karen Walrond, is a consultant and coach, with a focus on building meaningful business and leadership skills to change the world.

Using empirical, research-based principles of courage, vulnerability, authenticity and positive psychology, she helps executives, professionals & entrepreneurs infuse purpose in their lives and businesses.  

She’s a sought-after keynote and TEDx speaker, and has spoken around the United States and abroad to individuals and organizations on the topic of thriving, through leadership development, the magic of creativity, the valuing of cultural and racial diversity and inclusion, and the power of social media.  

Her bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of observations that what makes us different makes us beautiful -- and may even be the source of our superpowers.

And finally, as an avid photographer and journaler, she uses creative exercises to help clients discover their own their gifts and superpowers, and how to use them in a way that allows them to thrive.

Website: chookooloonks.com

Instagram: @chookooloonks


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54 5 Things to Do So You Can Actually Take a Break

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5 Things To Do So You Can Actually Take a Break!

5 Things to Do So You Can Actually Take a Break

When was the last time you truly took a break?

If you struggle with taking down time, then this episode is for you, because wellness is about so much more than green smoothies and the perfect exercise routine.

It’s also about tuning in, taking a break, and finding time for rest.

But taking a break? It’s not always so easy.

Today on the show we’re unpacking the importance of taking a break, and diving into 5 tactical mindset shifts you can use to put this practice into your life right now.

Let’s make it happen!

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Website: realfoodwholelife.com

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5 Mindset Shifts for Taking a Break

1 | Ditch Guilt + Should

2 | Get out of FOMO

3 | Actually Take the Break

4 | Quality Over Quantity

5 | Think Sustainability


5 Things To Do So You Can Actually Take a Break!


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53 What You Really Need to Know About Mindfulness

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Mindfulness tips and strategies for real life and the workplace with mindfulness expert, Dr. Leah Weiss.  An interview on the Feel Good Effect podcast.

What You Really Need to Know About Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness has so many positive benefits, but it can seem challenging to fit into everyday life.

If mindfulness sounds daunting, boring, or like something you don’t have time for, then this episode is for you.

We are taking a deep dive into its many benefits, and how to practice mindfulness in real life with expert Dr. Leah Weiss.

Let’s make it happen!


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Guest Information

Leah Weiss, Ph.D. is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author.

She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perennially-waitlisted course "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion."

She is a principal teacher and a founding faculty member of Stanford's “Compassion Cultivation Program,” conceived by the Dalai Lama.

Her first book, “How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind” (HarperWave) focuses on developing compassionate and soft skill-based leadership while also offering research-backed actionable steps towards finding purpose at work."

Website: leahweissphd.com

Instagram: @leahweissphd


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52 How to Create a Morning Routine in Less Time with More Impact

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How to Create a Morning Routine in Less Time with More Impact

How to Create a Morning Routine in Less Time with More Impact

Morning routines: you know that creating a streamlined and simple routine can make a huge difference in your day.

But who has the time?

Today on the Feel Good Effect Podcast, we’re deconstructing the exact steps to create a morning routine in less time, and with more impact.

And don’t worry, this isn’t about some perfect ideal that works for someone else.

This is about creating a routine that works for YOU. Let’s make it happen!


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10 Steps to Create a Simple, Impactful Morning Routine

1 | Intentionality: Know Your Why

2 | Know Your Personality

3 | Go on a Decision Diet

4 | Set a Time + Skip the Snooze

5 | Limit Consumption

6 | Micro Mindfulness

7 | Balance: Sleep & Season

8 | Balance: Partner, Travel, Weekends

9 | Should vs. Good

10 | Gentle is the New Perfect


Resources

Take the Quiz! Wellness Personality Quiz

Episode 15: The Four Tendencies

Episode 37: How to Go on a Decision Diet

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51 How to Quit Your Day Job & Find More Purpose + Fulfillment with Cathy Heller

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How to Quit Your Day Job & Find More Purpose + Fulfillment with Cathy Heller

If you’re feeling stuck--either in your day job or in your day-to-day life, this episode is for you.

Cathy Heller, host of the wildly popular podcast, Don’t Keep Your Day Job, is walking us through capitalizing on your unique qualities, finding your superpower, and accessing greater fulfillment and purpose in life.

Let’s dive in!

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Resources

Take the Wellness Personality Quiz


Guest Information

Each week on Don’t Keep Your Day Job, host Cathy Heller interviews someone truly inspiring who’s created a life they love through figuring out how to be truly themselves and use their zone of genius to make the world better.

You’ve got so much to contribute and Cathy is here to help you do it.

Website: don’tkeepyourdayjob.com

Instagram: @cathyheller

Podcast: Don’t Keep Your Day Job


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50 The Secret to Self-Care in Real Life: 20 Ideas Beyond Baths & Massages

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Looking for the secret to self-care in real life? This episode is packed with ideas that go well beyond bubble baths, massages, and journaling.

The Secret to Self-Care in Real Life: 20 Ideas Beyond Baths & Massages

Looking for the secret to self-care in real life?

This episode for the Feel Good Effect podcast is packed with ideas that go well beyond bubble baths, massages, and journaling.

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Self-care is trending right now, and for good reason.

Because if self-care means intentionally taking care of yourself: mind, body, soul, then absolutely, let’s start a self-care revolution!

The problem?

All the self-care lists out there seem to be packed with ideas that frankly seem unrealistic.

Because as much as I love a good bubble bath + hour-long message, this working mama--who’s balancing entrepreneurship, family, life responsibilities, and taking care of herself--well, let’s just say there aren’t a lot of bubble baths happening around here.

Here’s the truth about self-care: It’s simply about all the small ways you tune in, listen to your body, and take small steps to take care of yourself.

It’s about flipping the script from what you should be doing, to focusing instead on what feels really good.

So how to make it happen in real life?

In this episode we dive into 10 self-care ideas beyond bubble baths, massages, and journaling


29 Real Life Self-Care Ideas Beyond Bubbles Baths & Massages

Read on for the full list . . . 


More Resources

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Looking for the secret to self-care in real life? This episode is packed with ideas that go well beyond bubble baths, massages, and journaling.


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49 How to Find Perfection in Imperfection + Kintsugi Wellness with Candice Kumai

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How to Find Perfection in Imperfection + Kintsugi Wellness With Expert Candice Kumai

How to Find Perfection in Imperfection + Kintsugi Wellness with Candice Kumai

Candice Kumai, the golden girl of wellness, is sharing takeaways from her new book, Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit .

We’re diving into how to find perfection in imperfection, the Japanese art of golden repair, the philosophy of wabi-sabi, and the real story of her wellness career pivot.

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Guest Information

Candice Kumai is an internationally-renowned wellness writer, chef & content creator, described by ELLE magazine as “The Golden Girl of the Wellness World.”

She is the author of the new book, Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit

Candice contributes to numerous, national wellness & lifestyle publications including ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appétit, Shape, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, Well+Good, Pop Sugar, Girlboss and Byrdie.

A Top Chef alumna, Candice has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America & Beat Bobby Flay.

Website: candicekumai.com

Instagram: @candicekumai


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48 Unpacking Mindset: What Mindset Is, What It’s Not & 5 Ways to Shift It

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Unpacking Mindset- What Mindset is, What it's Not, and How to Shift it

Unpacking Mindset: What Mindset Is, What It’s Not & How 5 Ways to Shift It

In the never-ending search for wellness solutions, we’ve forgotten something monumental: mindset.

In this must-listen episode, we’ll unpack mindset: what it is, what it’s not, and 5 keys ways to shift it.

Because mindset matters when it comes to change, growth, and busting out of old patterns that have you feeling stuck. Let’s dive in!

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Resources

Take the Quiz! Wellness Personality Quiz

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck's Mindset TED Talk

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5 Ways to Begin Shifting Mindset 

1 | Know that mindset matters, and that you are not the problem. Consider that you may just have some thought patterns that aren’t serving you

2 | Know what mindset is not: not the thought, not controlling the thought, not choosing an emotion or feeling, not manifesting. Mindset is simply a different tool in the toolbox.

3 | Shine the light: Bring awareness + start noticing thought patterns.

4 | Start thinking about the thought pattern feedback loop: how they affect mood, how you act, the decisions you make, and the results you get.

5 | Open the door to the possibility of changing those engrained patterns, which will change how you process information, and eventually change your brain.


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47 How to Live a Resilient Life with Dr. Rick Hanson

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How to Live a Resilient Life with Dr. Rick Hanson

If want to live a more resilient life, to grow an unshakable core of calm, strength, and happiness, then this episode is for you.

Using his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology, Dr. Rick Hanson--psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author--is unpacking true resilience, and sharing how you can begin to cultivate it through simple daily practices.

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Guest Information

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author.

His books are available in 26 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture.

He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs.

A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.



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46 How to find a Middle Ground Between Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement

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How to Find a Middle Ground Between Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement

Ever feel like you’re kind of over self-improvement?

Or that you’re not doing a good enough job at self-acceptance?

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, so today we’re unpacking self-improvement, self-acceptance and how to navigate the two approaches.

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45 Rethinking Healthy Skin: How to Restore the Skin Biome + Glow from the Inside Out with Jasmina Aganovic

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Rethinking Healthy Skin- How to Restore the Skin Biome and Glow from the Inside Out

Rethinking Healthy Skin: How to Restore the Skin Biome + Glow from the Inside Out with Jasmina Aganovic

If you want better skin from the inside out, this episode is for you!

Our guest is Jasmina Aganovic, President of Mother Dirt, a line of biome-friendly personal care products focused on restoring and maintaining the balance of the skin biome.

We’re unpacking the skin biome, and how balancing your bacterial ecosystem may be the key to better skin.

This episode is all about cutting-edge science and radiant natural beauty, so let’s make it happen!

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Ingredients that don't pass the Biome-Friendly test:

(1) Alcohol and ethanol 

(2) Strong surfactants like: SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) &  SDS (Sodium Hydroxide) - these are the most common. A bit less common but still come up regularly are quaternary ammonium surfactants, such as quaternium-15 and benzalkonium (try saying that 10 times fast!)

(3) Broadly all preservatives are not biome-friendly. Afterall preservatives are in formulas to kill bacteria. Some common examples here are phenoxyethanol, parabens, and sodium benzoate.

(4) Anti-microbial essential oils (thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree). Essential oils are potent in general. Those with antimicrobial activity are especially powerful. These should be used sparsely, and for specific areas (not everywhere all the time). 

For more information about how we test for impact on the skin microbiome, please visit biomefriendly.com


Guest Information

Jasmina Aganovic is the President of Mother Dirt, a line of biome-friendly personal care products focused on restoring and maintaining the balance of the skin biome.

The technology is based off research from AOBiome Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on transforming human health through products that restore Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB), which current hygiene practices have stripped from the modern microbiome.

She is a cosmetics and consumer goods entrepreneur who received her degree in chemical and biological engineering from MIT. H

er career path combined her technical background with roles at consumer brands like LVMH, Fresh, and Living Proof.

Website: motherdirt.com

Instagram: @motherdirt



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44 Grand Openings Don't Work for Wellness: Here's What to Do Instead

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Grand Openings Don't Work for Wellness: Here's What to Do Instead

You don’t need to go-big-or-go-home when it comes to wellness.

Sure, we’ve been told that the all-or-nothing mentality is where it’s at, but what if there’s a better way?

Today we’re unpacking the idea of a grand opening when it comes to wellness, and exploring the alternative of playing your own wellness game.

Thanks to Seth Godin, and his podcast, Akimbo, for inspiring this episode.

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43 How to Discover Your Dosha + Ayurveda 101 with Sahara Rose

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How to Discover Your Dosha + Ayurveda 101 with Sahara Rose

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How to Discover Your Dosha + Ayurveda 101 with Sahara Rose

We’re diving into all things Ayurveda in today’s episode with Sahara Rose is the best-selling author of the Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda.

Find out how to discover your Dosha, and how Sahara’s modern take on Ayurveda can help you balance mind and body.

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Guest Information

Sahara Rose is the best-selling author of the Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda (Penguin Random House) and has been called “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra.

She is a Certified Ayurvedic, Holistic and Sports Nutritionist and host of the Highest Self Podcast.

Sahara's mission is to awaken people of their innate potential so they can share their gifts and fulfill their purpose on this planet.

Website: iamsahararose.com

Instagram: @iamsahararose

Podcast: Highest Self


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42 A Quick Guide for the Perfectionist: What to Do (and Not Do)

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A Quick Guide for the Perfectionist: What to Do (and Not Do)

A Quick Guide for the Perfectionist: What to Do (and Not Do)

What to do (and not do) if you’re a perfectionist.

We all have an image in mind when we think of a perfectionist.

Impeccably dressed, clean home, always arriving on time, having it all together.

And while that image is certainly one way of perfectionism can show up, it’s not the only way.

Perfectionism shows up in different ways for different people.

So just because you don’t fit the stereotype image of the perfectionist, doesn’t mean perfectionism isn’t a mindset that’s affecting your life, or holding you back from where you want to be.

In this episode we’ll dive into why you might be a perfectionist (and not even know it), plus how this mindset may be holding you back from your wellness goals, as well as what to do (and not do) about it.

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41 How to Nurture Self-Love in the Age of Digital Media with Erin Treloar

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How to Nurture Self-Love in the Age of Digital Media with Erin Treloar, Raw Beauty Talks

How to Nurture Self-Love in the Age of Digital Media with Erin Treloar, Raw Beauty Talks

If you’re struggling with self-love, self-esteem, and comparison, this episode is for you.

Beauty, confidence, and self-love expert Erin Treloar takes us into the “why” behind criticism and negative self-talk, and then offers specific shifts to change our self-image.

Erin is the founder of Raw Beauty Talks, an online platform dedicated to positive body image and self-love.

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Erin’s greatest passion is helping girls and women learn to live from a place of self love.

She launched Raw Beauty Talks in 2014 with an interview series featuring over 200 women without makeup, photo editing or filters that ignited a conversation surrounding beauty, confidence and self love.

In 2014, she founded Raw Beauty Talks Society to support programs raising self esteem in youth.

Her work has been featured in publications including Elle magazine, the LA Times and Marie Claire amongst others.  

She is a public speaker on the topics of beauty, confidence and self love and a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, being named as one of HuffPo Canada’s Top 50 Bloggers.

Website: rawbeautytalks.com

Instagram: @rawbeautytalks


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40 How to Flip Your Goals to Be Happier + Healthier Right Now

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How to Flip Your Goals to Be Happier + Healthier Right Now

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How to Flip Your Goals to Be Happier + Healthier Right Now

We’ve all been told that setting goals will make healthier living easier.

But what if there’s a better way?

Today we’re diving into how to flip your goals, and to focus on the process instead.

In the episode you’ll get a quick overview of the research, hear the problems with traditional goal setting, and dig into actionable steps to harness the the power of process.


The Problems with Traditional Goal Setting

  • Living for the Future

  • Outcome Over Sustainability

  • Never Done

  • Goal Jumping

  • Failure State

Action Steps

  • Feel Good Goal Setting Process (more here)

  • Focus on how you feel at the end

  • More joy

  • Bite-sized change

  • Feel good


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39 Eating Local, CSA’s and Farm with Table with Andrea Bemis

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The Secret to Eating Local, CSA’s + Farm to Table with Andrea Bemis

We’re going behind the scenes with farmer + blogger Andrea Bemis, to hear her story and how she'e become a farmer. 

Listen to understand organic vs. non-organic, why Andrea thinks local trumps organic, how to fall in love with vegetables, and embrace trying something new.

In this episode we dive into what life is really life living off the land, what a CSA is, how to eat locally (even if you’ve never tried it before), the secret to falling in love with vegetables, and so much more!

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Nine years ago Andrea Bemis and her husband Taylor packed their bags, ditched their minimum wage jobs and drove from Oregon to Massachusetts to learn how to farm.

Andrea was yearning to do something meaningful with her life, and her husband grew up on a 60-acre organic vegetable farm.

For the past eight years Andrea has blogged about their life as farmers on her website, sharing meal ideas and a lighthearted look at the not-so-glamorous life of living off the land.

Website: dishingupthedirt.com

Instagram: @dishingupthedirt


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38 How to Restore, Repair + Thrive with Mark Sisson

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How to Restore, Repair + Thrive with Mark Sisson

We’re diving into mindset, ancestral + paleo diet/lifestyle, and the ketogenic diet today with Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple and Primal Kitchen.

Listen to learn about shifting from a pain and suffering mindset to one of restore and repair, transitioning from a high-carb diet to an ancestral way of eating, ketogenic diet 101, and the purpose of movement for Mark.

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Ancestral health pioneer and ex-endurance athlete, Mark Sisson, is the New York Times bestselling author of the The Keto Reset Diet, bestselling author of Primal Blueprint and Primal Endurance, and blogger at top-rated health and fitness website MarksDailyApple.com.

He is the founder of several companies: Primal Blueprint, Primal Kitchen®, Primal Kitchen Restaurants, and  Primal Health Coach.

Website: marksdailyapple.com

Instagram: @marksdailyapple

Podcast: Primal Blueprint Podcast


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37 How to Go on a Decision Diet for More Mental Energy & Willpower

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How to Go on a Decision Diet for More Mental Energy & Willpower

How to Go on a Decision Diet for More Mental Energy & Willpower

Today we’re diving into the research on willpower + decision making, and I’m sharing 7 strategies for making fewer decisions, combating mental depletion, and having more mental energy and willpower.

What we think of willpower is really is a form of mental energy that can be exhausted through the process of decision making.

We have a finite store of mental energy for exerting self-control, so we need to find ways to manage this energy.

A Decision Diet is a way to manage mental energy so you have more self-control and willpower when it comes to things that matter.

The magic formula: More decisions = mental depletion = less willpower and self-control.

What to do about it: Conserve mental energy by reducing the decision load.

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Download your Decision Diet Cheat Sheet, below:

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36 A Holistic Approach to Depression + Finding Your Voice with Minaa B.

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A Holistic Approach to Depression + Finding Your Voice with Minaa B.

Embracing what it means to be human, approach depression holistically, and how to speak up + find your voice (and why it matters).

Our guest is Minaa B., a writer, author of the book Rivers Are Coming and a licensed psychotherapist based in NYC.

She inspires people with her work through her hope filled messages and aims to bridge the gap between shame and mental health treatment for people who feel alone in their struggles.

Listen to hear about Minaa’s struggle with depression, trauma and isolation, how to embrace what it means to be human, how to approach depression holistically, apeaking up and finding your voice (and why it matters when it comes to mental health), and moving from a place of isolation to one of community.

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Guest Information

Website: minaab.com

Instagram: @minaab

Minaa B. is a writer, author of the book Rivers Are Coming and a licensed psychotherapist based in NYC.

She inspires people with her work through her hope filled messages and aims to bridge the gap between shame and mental health treatment for people who feel alone in their struggles.


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