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020: Lisa Merkle, Yogis Get Cancer, Too

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Yogis Get Cancer Too, with Lisa Merkle

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In this episode, we’re talking with Lisa Merkle, a self described yogi, event designer, and cancer survivor, about her life before cancer, how she navigated both western and eastern approaches to fighting the disease and healing her body, and what she learned through the process.

Diagnosed with cancer in July of 2016 and recently resurfacing from treatment, Lisa is moved to share lessons endured in an effort to educate and inspire others on the topic of cancer prevention and awareness.

As a certified yoga teacher, Holistic Health Coach, and with a background in photo and event production, Lisa launched an event and lifestyle design studio with a focus on serving clients associating with health and wellness trends.

She recently relocated to Miami after 17 years in New York City, with sights set on developing an Urban Farm in Overtown Miami: a food desert and historically underserved community in downtown Miami.

Prior to launching her own business, she spent a decade as Studio Manager at the photography studio of photographer Bruce Weber.

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Key Takeaways

Living the wellness lifestyle before cancer.

Her symptoms and experience with treatment prior to the diagnosis.

Lisa’s cancer diagnosis, and the decisions she faced going into treatment.

The bias she held against western medicine, and how she worked with both eastern and western practitioners to address her illness.

Why the antithesis to polarization is inclusivity, to connect and to create a dialog.

The healing practices she implemented during treatment and recovery.

Why she chooses love over fear.

Lisa’s next project in Miami.


Show Resources

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead by Joe Cross

Judith Hanson Lasater Restorative Yoga

Far Infrared Bio Mat


Guest Info

Website: lisamerkle.com

Instagram: @lisamerkle212


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019 Phoebe Lapine, The Wellness Project

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Finding Healthy Middle Ground + Thriving with an Autoimmune Disease, with Phoebe Lapine

Phoebe Lapine, The Wellness Project, Feel Good Effect Podcast

In this episode we’re chatting with Phoebe Lapine about autoimmune disease, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, finding middle ground when it comes to health, and her book, The Wellness Project.

Phoebe is a food and health writer, wellness personality, gluten-free chef, culinary instructor, recipe developer and speaker.

On her award-winning blog, Feed Me Phoebe, she shares recipes for healthy comfort food, and insights about balanced lifestyle choices beyond what’s on your plate.

Her memoir, The Wellness Project, chronicles her journey with Hashimotos Thyroiditis and how she finally found the middle ground between health and hedonism by making one lifestyle change, one month at a time.

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Key Takeaways

Overview of autoimmune disease and Hashimotos Thyroiditis.

Thoughtful systematic way of figuring out what works for you. 

How to fit health changes into real life.

Finding the sweet spot between health and hedonism and feeding your spirit.

The effect of stress on health, autoimmune disease, and the benefit of letting go of unrealistic ideals of perfection.

The One Big Question--if you could tell someone one thing to change about their life that would have a profound impact on their wellbeing, what would it be?

Thinking about health in terms of concentric circles, and then focusing on locking down the center circle.

The Ten Commandments of healthy hedonism.

Why focusing on balanced blood sugar is a great place to start when it comes to health change.

Approaching an elimination diet with an experimental mindset.

The benefit of consuming fermented foods.

Why taking small steps can make such a big difference over time.

How cooking at home can move the needle when it comes to health.

Finding the middle ground and balance between making your body feel good and living a good life.



Guest Info

Website: feedmephoebe.com

Instagram: @phoebelapine


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018 Kate Fagan, What Made Maddy Run

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Why Struggle is Not Weakness with Kate Fagan, What Made Maddy Run

Why Struggle is Not Weakness with Kate Fagan, What Made Maddy Run, Feel Good Effect Podcast

In this episode we’re talking with Kate Fagan, author of the book, What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen.

We unpack the themes of perfectionism, the effects of social media on our brains, difficult transitions, and mental health.

And we explore how healthy is driving satisfaction from activities and engagement not dependent on outside validation.

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Key Takeaways

Madison Holleran’s story.

Unpacking the themes of perfectionism, the effects of social media on our brains, difficult transitions, and mental health.

How we seem to need one box for everything and how that can be problematic in talking about mental health.

How filters played a role in Maddy’s life, and how they may be playing a role in all of our lives.

How much photographic information we are consuming and the possible impact on our brains.

The inability to see that everyone else’s social feeds were filtered, too.

The problem with filtering in and filtering out.

Social isolation and social media.

The difference between connectivity and true social connection.

The ways that the digital medium can cloud a real emotional state.

Real conversations are messy and lack control vs. digital interactions.

Connecting one human to another is asking follow up questions and staying in the relationship through the hard questions.

If you think you are alone in your feelings it may be difficult to share your experience and ask for help.

The transition to college and the challenges this experience can bring.

“I know I’m supposed to feel like the lucky chosen few, but all I feel is overwhelm.” This can be a really difficult mental battle.

The risk of “I should be feeling.”

Struggle is not weakness.

“When the hurdle you are supposed to clear is actually a brick wall, you’re not going to get to the other side, you’re going to actually hurt yourself in trying to push through.”

The problem with perfectionism.

“Notice how close perfection is to despair.”

Why checking boxes and achieving will never be enough when it’s in the absence of true joy, knowing who you are and what makes you happy.

“I’ve been at the bottom and I’ve been at the top and I know I won’t find peace in either.” -Aaron Rogers

Finding joy and peace with things that have nothing to do with external validation.

Healthy is driving a majority percentage of satisfaction from activities and engagement not dependent on outside validation.



Guest Info

Website: bykatefagan.com

Instagram: @katefagan3

Podcast: Free Cookies


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017: What I Wish I’d Known When Starting a Wellness Journey

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What I Wish I’d Known When Starting a Wellness Journey

What I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Wellness Journey

In this episode we’re diving into the 5 things I wish I’d know when starting my wellness journey.

Website: realfoodwholelife.com

Instagram: @realfoodwholelife


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KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE

1. Gentle Over Perfect

It’s hard to be gentle when you have big goals.

But perfection is an impossible target, and holding yourself to such a standard is a quick way to burnout.

Plus, it’s just really difficult to maintain in the long run.

Instead try to be gentle in the process. 

2. Know and Honor What Works for You

Know yourself, your life context, and what works for you. Then honor it. 

3. Not For Skinny, Just For Me

External outcomes are fine, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, get toned, eat healthier, or meditate more.

Try to keep in mind why you’re doing this, and then see if you can bring the focus inward.

4. There is More Than One Right Way to Do This

Even though there are a million prescriptive diets and wellness plans in the world, there is more than one right way to wellness.

Trust yourself in finding what works for you.

Not doing things according to a perfect plan does not mean you’re failing.

5. Step Back From Pushing Through and Lean into Support, Belief + Slow

If you find yourself pushing through, checking boxes, and missing the joy see if you can take a step back.

Is there a way to make some changes so that you’re working from a place of support, belief, and slowness?



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016, Jon Acuff, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

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Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done with Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff on the Feel Good Effect Podcast: Finish Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Jon Acuff is the New York Times-bestselling author of six books including his most recent, Finish.

He's helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at companies such as Microsoft, Nissan and Comedy Central, and been featured regularly on national media.

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Jon Acuff

Website: acuff.me

Instagram: @jonacuff 


KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE

Why Jon followed up his book Start with his current book, Finish to answer the question of how to actually reach your goals.

Shining light on why the middle is so hard.

Why perfectionism is one of the biggest hurdles to success.

What to do on the day after perfect, when things haven’t worked out.

Escaping all-or-nothing thinking when it comes to goals.

Reconciling the perceived definition of perfectionism with how it manifests in real life.

“Amazon has sold millions of imperfect, finished books.”

The significance of day 2 and day 13 in reaching your goals.

How cutting goals in half can help you succeed in the long run.

Secret rules and why they are keeping you from your goals.

Why being kind to yourself is the key to success.

How self-awareness leads to understanding secret rules and moving beyond them.

The importance of fun and how it contributes to success.

Why you can’t do it all, shouldn’t do it all, and how to let things go.

Shame is pretending you can do it all.

Using perfectionism to avoid the true work.

Being honest about your own failures and not painting a perfect picture of yourself to the people around you.

Remember one size doesn’t fit all. Always be editing, always be tweaking, always be curious.

A health goal isn’t turning you into a different person. A health goal is allowing you to celebrate you you already are even more.

RESOURCES

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work the Matters

Do Over: Make Today the First Day of Your New Career

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Brene Brown TED talk on shame

Teach Girls to Be Brave, Not Perfect TED talk

Jon Acuff on The Moment with Brian Koppelman podcast

Good Life Project podcast


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015: Gretchen Rubin, The Four Tendencies

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The Secret to a Happy, Healthy Life with Gretchen Rubin

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We are diving into The Four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin, and why knowing yourself is the way to a happy, healthy life.

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. 

She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before and The Happiness Project

A member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, and she has a highly ranked, award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin

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Gretchen Rubin

Website: gretchenrubin.com

Twitter: @gretchenrubin


Key Takeaways from this Episode

How she left a successful law career for writing.

Why it took Gretchen 10 years to become an overnight success.

The origin story of the Happiness Project, and why she focused on the practical daily life activities for health and happiness.

What “Be Gretchen” means, and why the only way to build a happy, healthy, creative, efficient life is to base it on the foundation of our own nature, our own values, our own interests, our own temperament. 

There is no magic one-size fits all solution. 

We are mostly alike but the differences are so important.

Sometimes things work, sometimes they don’t and it’s not your fault.

Why it’s so hard to know yourself. There’s the way we wish we were, the way other people wish we were, and our assumptions about what people are like.

Using the laws of distinction to describe our differences. What did you love to do when you were 10 years old, what do you lie about (which means there’s a disconnect between you life and your values), who do you envy?

Shining a spotlight on hidden patterns and lending a vocabulary.

What to do when you’re telling yourself “I should.”

The Four Tendencies and how you respond to outer and inner expectations.

The difference between Upholder, Questioners, Obligers, Rebels.

Diving into the challenges and positives of each tendency.

Why it doesn’t work to try to change your tendency.

Why “should” is a trigger. It’s only what I can do, what I will do, and what works for me.

Why September is the new January



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014: Colleen Wachob, mindbodygreen

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The True Meaning of Wellness (From the Biggest Brand in the Game), with Colleen Wachob

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In this episode we dive into the true meaning of wellness with Colleen Wachob, the Founding Partner and Chief Brand Officer at mindbodygreen, one of the biggest brands in wellness.

Colleen graduated from Stanford University with degrees in International Relations and Spanish, and spent ten years working at Fortune 500 companies including Gap, Walmart and Amazon. 

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, mbg founder, Jason Wachob, and daughter Ellie.

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Key Takeaways from this Episode

How she switched careers to find health and connect with her passion in the wellness world.

How a health scare led to a significant life changes and served as the catalyst to leave her traditional career path.

Why wellness is living a complete and fulfilling life. That’s a life of connections with self, with your family, with your community and your environment.

Why wellness is a journey with no no clear destination.

How the actual practice of wellness is progress.

The mbg definition of wellness that requires looking at the connections across the pillars of wellness: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and environmentally. 

Why the wellness industry runs the risk of turning narcissistic and obsessive.

Clarifying the distinctions between science-backed wellness trends.

Why there isn’t one answer--and how to tune into you when it comes to navigating the wellness space. 

The Feel Good test: Does this make you feel good?.

Wellness has to become so much more accessible. Making it part of everyday life.

Navigating big life transitions from the corporate world to a start-up and Colleen’s new role as a mother.

Intentionally disconnecting from social media and connecting with family to create balance and balance.

The upcoming mbg Revitalize conference.



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013: Davida Kugelmass, The Healthy Maven

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013 Ditching Extremes & Finding Joy with Davida Kugelmass, The Healthy Maven

Feel Good Effect Episode 013, Ditching Extremes & Finding Joy with Davida Kugelmass, The Healthy Maven

In this episode, we’re chatting about ditching extremes, setting boundaries, listening in and finding joy with Davida Kuglemass from the Healthy Maven.

Davida Kugelmass is the creator behind The Healthy Maven, a multi-channel health and wellness platform dedicated to making healthy living easier and sustainable.

Davida’s content is diverse, ranging from recipes, to travel, to self-care with a focus on how to live healthfully, rather than living for your health.

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Davida Kuglemass

Website: The Healthy Maven

Instagram: @thehealthymaven

Podcast: That’s So Maven


Key Takeaways from this Episode

How to take what works for you (and ditch the rest).

Overcoming an exercise addiction by taking a break and finding joy in movement.

Giving yourself permission to explore different options for healthy living.

Quitting the exhausted, hungry, guilty, frustrated cycle when it comes to food and exercise.

Why health is so much more than your pant size.

Letting go of compulsive exercise and leaning into intuitive movement. 

How to really listen to your body and give yourself permission to get what you actually need.

Davida’s self-nourishing morning and evening routine.

Why simplifying is healthy.

Balance is nourishing your body to feel good and that it changes from day to day.



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012: Catherine McCord, Weelicious + One Potato

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012 How to Create Healthy Habits from Day One with Catherine McCord, Weelicious + One Potato

012 HOW TO CREATE HEALTHY HABITS FROM DAY ONE WITH CATHERINE MCCORD, WEELICIOUS + ONE POTATO

In this episode we’re diving into developing healthy habits from day one, creating a balanced food philosophy, and raising children who listen to their bodies while still maintaining expectations around healthy eating with Catherine McCord of Weelicious and One Potato.

Catherine, mom to Kenya (9), Chloe (7) and Gemma (2), created Weelicious.com as a platform to show parents around the world how easy and beneficial it is to expose children to wholesome, delicious homemade food.

She is the author of multiple cookbooks, has a monthly “Snack Mom” column in Parenting Magazine, and has appeared in People, Self, Real Simple, the Today Show, among others.

In 2016, she founded One Potato, an organic family friendly meal delivery kit offering three meals a week that take around 30 minutes or less to prepare.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE

How to create good eaters from day one.

Catherine’s philosophy about one family, one meal (and avoiding becoming a short-order cook).

Why everything leads to the next step.

Creating a balanced food philosophy of healthy nutritional meals with nutrient density (fruits, veggies, protein, fats and carbs) and also allowing for treats.

Raising children who listen to their bodies while creating expectations around healthy eating.

The Smoothie Project chart and how to create a nutrient-dense smoothie each day.

Creating structure while also allowing choice and freedom for children.

Incrementally introducing vegetables and fruits to get your child used to healthy options. 

Knowing your child and shaping your approach based on their needs while holding the line on second meals.

Creating a list of the 10 foods you know your child loves and using it to build lunches around with some variations.

How Catherine created One Potato organic family meal delivery service.

The challenges of being an entrepreneur and balancing work and family.

Why you can’t do it all and letting things go without beating yourself up and why everything is a tradeoff.

Catherine’s definition of balance: feeling good and taking care of yourself.



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011: Taesha Butler, The Natural Nurturer

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011 The Key to Feeding Your Family Healthy Food (Even if They’re Picky and You’re Exhausted)

Taesha Butler is the blogger behind the site, The Natural Nurturer. In her journey to health she lost over 70 pounds, and figured out how to feed a partner and child real, healthy food along the way. 

She is a full-time teacher and mother, and today shares family-friendly real food recipes, clean living tips, and natural parenting ideas. 

Taesha aims to empower parents and caregivers to raise their families in healthy way that fits into their busy lives, and today is breaking down real food for busy families and how to take care of yourself in the process.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE

Taesha’s weight loss journey and how she lost over 70 pounds.

Handling family grief and finding food as a way to heal.

Finding a new healthy normal after baby.

Keeping an eye on small steps and celebrating small success.

Overcoming sheer exhaustion when it comes to incorporating real food and cooking.

Using the slow cooker to get dinner on the table (even when exhausted).

Letting go what you think dinner is supposed look like, and embracing what is.

Transitioning a family to real food by taking baby steps. 

Leading by example when it comes to real food.

Using muffin tin meals and choice to feed your child real food.

Putting together a real food lunch box.

Living simply and enjoying the little things in life.


RESOURCES

Voxer app

The Natural Nurturer slow cooker recipes

Real Food Whole Life slow cooker recipes

The Natural Nurturer smoothie recipes

The Goal Digger Podcast

The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You

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010: How to Create a Wellness Routine (You Can Actually Stick To)

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010: How to Create a Wellness Routine (You Can Actually Stick To)

Feel Good Effect Podcast Episode 010: How to Create a Wellness Routine (You Can Actually Stick To)

We're taking a deep dive into getting started with a wellness routine that you’ll actually be able to stick to in real life. By the end of the show you’ll have an actionable plan to get started with your own routine today!

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KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE

Part One: Set for Success

1 | It’s Not Self-Care, It’s Self-Compassion

2 | The Wellness Trifecta 

3 | Rethink Success 

Part Two: Food & Movement

4 | A Fresh Start

5 | Nourish in the Middle

6 | Finishing Strong

7 | The Right Amount of Movement for You

Part Three: State, Track, and Ground in Self-Compassion

8| Gentle Goal, Contingency goal, Kindness Statement

Read a full transcription and dive deeper here.


RESOURCES

More on a Fab Four meals: Episode 003 with Kelly LeVeque.

Real Food Fix: Meal prep and planning simplified.

Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Pesto recipe.

Thank you to our sponsor, Thrive Market. Head to https://thrivemarket.com/feelgood for a free month trial membership, 25% off your first order, plus free shipping.


Create your own wellness routine by downloading this free tracking sheet.


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009 Natalie Franke, The Rising Tide Society

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The Secret to Overcoming Comparison & Competition Online with Natalie Franke

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Natalie Franke Hayes is an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd. As one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, she leads tens of thousands of creatives and small business owners while fostering a spirit of community over competition.

Website: nataliefranke.com risingtidesociety.com

Instagram: @nataliefranke

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KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE

How to build a mindset of community over competition online.

Figuring out what lights you up and finding your calling.

Eradicating isolation and helping people feel like they are not alone.

Overcoming fear and living courageously. 

Starting small and building momentum beyond insecurities and fear.

How to not be a passive observer of your life.

Building relationships with a goal to build others up. 

Being imperfect together and fighting for each other, not against each other.

Combating comparison and competition with vulnerability and connection.

Making the distinction between a brand on social media and a human being.

Prioritizing what you value.

Setting a timer and being efficient with your time on social. 

Turning it all off or participating in a total digital detox.

How balance can be defined in quality (not quantity) of time. 

On how to be intentional and protective of personal time.


Quotes from Natalie

“Whatever you do when you first open your eyes is what you prioritize in your life.”

“As long as we are constantly trying to discover that calling, that purpose, and work toward making an impact, not just for ourselves or for others, that’s where the magic happens.”

“Fear will always be with you. It’s like breathing. It’s like heartbeat. It is there. It is going to be a part of your makeup forever. However, you can chose to act in spite of it. And that’s courageous. That's living courageously.” 

“Social media is glass windows into a curated space that we believe to be truth. But it’s not.”


RESOURCES

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Brene Brown Vulnerability and Listening to Shame TED talks

Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher


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