Ep. 168 Diet Culture, Mindful Eating + Letting Go of Restriction with Jessica Sepel

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Today we are joined by the beautiful Jessica Sepel, clinical holistic nutrition expert and best-selling author of The Healthy Life, and Living The Healthy Life. Jessica offers a gentle and simple approach to health and well-being. We talk about how she healed and transformed her mentality around wellness after having a ten year fad-diet obsession, as well as ways that you can change your own mindset around health. Jessica shares how her last two years of nutrition school really changed the game for her personal wellness, the growth of her blog, and how to deal with bad days. We also dive into Jessica’s approach to exercise, what happens to your body when you over-exercise, and achieving weight-balance.


We also talk about…

  • Meeting at the GOODfest

  • Guilt surrounding diets

  • How to talk to your kids about health/diet

  • Why you should get rid of your scale

  • Jessica’s relationship with therapy

  • Morning routines + social media

  • Ways that Jessica’s husband helped her find self-worth

  • What Jessica is excited about

  • An average day for Jessica


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Ep. 167 Inhabiting Your Wholeness with Jessica Lanyadoo—Psychic Medium, Animal Communicator + Astrologer

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Today we are honored to speak with Jessica Lanyadoo, Oakland CA based Astrologer and Psychic Medium. Currently, Jessica is the resident Astrologer for well-known publications such as Girlboss and The Hoodwitch, as well as offering personal readings which incorporate astrology, intuitive ability, tarot, Medium work, and even using animal communication. Jessica’s goals are to counsel her clients to find their own strategies for helping themselves, and she does so in a safe, fun, and enlightening way. In our conversation, we talk about creating healthy boundaries, how Jessica began her practice in a time where astrology wasn’t accepted, and finding out that she can communicate with animals. Jessica also helps us more understand what the Saturn Return is, and offers ways to help those that are currently going through it, she also introduces us to the Christ Year and just what that can look like. Jessica even shares a little bit about what her own Saturn Return was like, and reads both Lindsey and Krista’s charts!


We also talk about…

  • How to properly sage and clear

  • Day to day ways that Jessica supports herself

  • Being featured on Explained

  • Understanding what houses are + why they matter in your chart

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Ep. 166 ‘She’s All Fat Podcast’: Finding Your Way To Body Positivity + Social Change with April K. Quioh and Sophia Carter-Kahn

Sophia Carter-Kahn and April K. Quioh, the voices behind the She’s All Fat podcast, join us for an open and honest conversation about varying opinions and their experience in building a body positive podcast. Both April and Sophia have backgrounds in writing, and that’s how the two initially met! We chat about why they decided to create a podcast, and how they picked the name, She’s All Fat, plus we get into their favorites topics to cover on their show. Sophia and April also share their own personal journey towards self-love, and how the road to loving their own bodies and self acceptance—it hasn’t always been linear. The girls all laugh over the ways they take a break to digest all of the (at times heartbreaking) media, mainly in the forms of binge-watching new television series. In our conversation we go deep into how words like “fat” and “skinny” are neutral, and how we need to change the way that these topics are approached, especially in today’s social media-driven culture.


We also talk about…

  • Influence from our parents + how that affects us as we grow

  • Comments + backlash

  • How having a podcast has become therapeutic

  • The importance of having a therapist

  • April + Sophia’s life outside of their podcast

  • Where they go to stay educated

  • What’s to come for She’s All Fat


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Ep. 165 Your Super: How A Cancer Diagnosis Inspired A Superfood Company with Michael Kuech and Kristel DeGroot

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The founders of Your Super, Michael Kuech and Kristel DeGroot, join us today for their first ever podcast interview. Your Super is a superfood company focused on the health benefits of the superfood ingredients used. Their inspiring story began after Michael was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 24. Kristel wanted to create something to help Michael nourish his body while he was recovering from his treatments and into his remission. In our conversation, we talk about the highs and lows of running a company as a couple, bringing spirituality into the workplace, eating plant-based as an athlete, plus the different superfoods they use in their products and what they do for your body. We even get into how the two practice self care outside of the workplace, and how they handle the life/business balance. Michael also shares about his journey with cancer, from diagnosis to remission, and his hope to inspire other men to pay better attention to their health. The products Kristel and Michael have created are not only delicious, but they are made of quality ingredients that are properly sourced.


We also talk about...

  • How their business was born

  • The way they source ingredients

  • Prioritizing travel over work

  • What self care looks like as an entrepreneur

  • Why Michael left the corporate world

  • Their favorite superfood mixes

  • What’s next for Your Super


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Ep. 164 The Wild Woman: Practical Tantra + A Pleasure-Filled Life with Michaela Boehm

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Today we get real and raw with Michaela Boehm, intimacy and sexuality expert, and internationally recognized teacher. Michaela is also the author of The Wild Woman’s Way, a tantric book on how to unlock your potential for a pleasure-filled life. We haven’t talked about relationships and sexuality in a while, so we’re excited to dive in with you. Michaela shares with us how she developed a comfort around the topics of love and intimacy (beyond being European). We talk about why opposites really do attract, and what kills sex in relationships and somes tips on how to fix it. Michaela also helps us understand how to separate who we are from the conditioning we received in our youth, as well as an exercise to help determine what kind of person we want to be with. We can never go too deep when talking about relationships and intimacy.  


We also talk about...

  • How changing her location has affected her nervous system + energy

  • The ways her parents shaped her view on relationships

  • Today’s dating scene

  • Why pleasure is important + how available it is  

  • How to engage your partner to be more interested in relationship topics

  • Michaela’s new book

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Ep. 163 - Evangelist For Good: The Importance of Voting, Midterm Elections, and The Pink Wave - with Jehmu Greene

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Today we are joined by Jehmu Greene, a political and media strategist, television commentator, and social justice advocate. She is well known for her position with Fox News as a correspondent, for her interview in the New York Times article surrounding her own assault, and for her involvement in Rock the Vote. Jehmu’s mission is to disrupt the political atmosphere with her visionary and provocative insight, through both writing and speech. We dive deep into Jehmu’s roots of growing up with activism in her DNA, and how she learned from a young age that women mattered and have a voice. We also talk about how the political atmosphere and the #metoo movement, how Jehmu handles fear, and using her understanding of her privilege as a platform to help others. With the upcoming midterm elections quickly approaching, (November 6th) Jehmu also shares why she believes this is the most important election in our lifetime, especially for women.


We also talk about...

  • Receiving feedback from the public on her appearance  

  • Jehmu’s warrior mentality  

  • Her involvement in the #metoo movement

  • Why Jehmu loves the Millennial generation  

  • The upcoming midterm elections

  • Who Jehmu is excited about on the ballot

  • Where you can find helpful information about candidates


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Ep. 162 Human Design + Deconditioning To Find Yourself with Jenna Zoe

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Our girl, Jenna Zoe, joins us today to dig even deeper into Human Design. Jenna first introduced us to this work and has since become a dear friend and guide aswe are constantly learning more about ourselves and those close to us. In today’s episode, we have a little refresher in what Human Design is, as well as deconditioning yourself to move more towards the life you were meant to lead. Jenna also shares how you should use the Human Design and astrology tools in your life, connecting people’s design with their personal qualities and characteristics, and ways you can read your own chart. Plus, we both share a little more about our Human Design - Lindsey is a Manifesting Generator, Krista is a Projector - and how understanding it has helped us so much in connecting more as business partners and best friends. Jenna has a grounded approach to Human Design that allows us to process it and use it to uplevel ourselves, and in the world around us.


We also talk about...

  • How Jenna got into Human Design

  • The 5 types of Human Design

  • All of the offerings that Jenna now has

  • Aliens and technology

  • Questions from #ALMOST30NATION

  • What’s next for Jenna


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Ep. 161 Vulnerability + Female Empowerment in Comedy with Iliza Shlesinger

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We have been big fans of Iliza Shlesinger for-ev-er.  Her ability to find humor to connect people around important topics, to stay relevant and inclusive, and to make audiences laugh show after show, is so inspiring.  Iliza has been a comedian for over a decade now, but since winning Season 6 of Last Comic Standing, she has truly been unstoppable and ever-evolving.  With four Netflix comedy specials, a co-star in her first movie out next year, her 5th special on the horizon, and material that is vulnerable, empowering, and hilarious, Iliza is making people laugh and think. . We talk about what it’s like to be recognized in public, positive and negative feedback from society, and what it’s like to be a powerhouse woman in comedy. With Iliza working on a new movie, we also take a minute to laugh over our fake Boston accents!  


It’s so refreshing to watch Iliza perform.  Whether she’s in character as a gazelle or herself, there is truth in both.  You can tell she has been herself since day one. Iliza is playful, unbelievably smart, and has worked hard on her way to the top.


We also talk about…

  • Letting comments and remarks go

  • The #metoo movement

  • Iliza’s evolution as a comic

  • Creating and preparing for her special, Elder Millennial

  • Why she decided to not share her relationship on social media

  • Plus, Iliza answers questions from #ALMOST30NATION


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