The Hungry for Happiness Podcast

Hosted by Samantha Skelly, the Hungry For Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations and comedy to shake up the way you connect to yourself and the world. Samantha Skelly is a best selling author, international speaker and the founder of Hungry For Happiness.
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Sep 29, 2017

Today on the podcast I have one of my mentors who I literally can't say enough good things about. He has changed my life in so many ways and I am endlessly grateful of the amount of love, support, care and attention he's poured into me since the beginning. I remember him saying to me, when I was first starting Hungry for Happiness, he grabbed my hand, looked me in the eye and said, "I believe in you." It's a moment I remember every time I feel like I'm pushing boulders uphill. This episode is all about relationships, childhood wounds and appreciation. Neil Moore has such wisdom around creating intimacy through conscious connection. He gives us beautiful insight to his marriage with his wife Hunter of over 30yrs and teaches us how to slow down so we can invite more ease into our own relationships.


About Neil

Neil Moore is the Founder and Executive Director of the Simply Music Institute of Learning & Education and the creator of the Simply Music Piano Method. Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1957, Neil began studying piano at the age of 7 and has spent most of his life actively involved in ‘playing-based’ music learning. He is deeply in love with his wife and spends his time traveling, running Simply Music, creating, building relationships and coaching. He also plans on living until 150 years young.


In this episode Neil shares

  1. How Neil and his wife have stayed in love with each other for over 30yrs.
  2. Appreciating the beauty of tragedy.
  3. Speaking to our inner child and addressing their needs.


What You’ll Hear:

19:40- How to create more connection in your relationships.

26:00- Finding love by being open to love.

28:00- Working at a relationship vs being in a relationship.


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Sep 27, 2017

Sunny is an amazing, down to earth force full of radical honesty and in this episode we talk all about people pleasing, setting boundaries and standing behind your truth. This is such a hot topic in the Hungry for Happiness community and it was one of those things where I had to really be honest with myself and ask myself, “What is it costing me to be a people pleaser? What is it costing me to not put myself first? To not set healthy boundaries? To not be connected into my truth?”

 About Sunny

Sunny is a former broadcaster turned award winning video, social media and online business strategist. Sunny has worked with clients across industries – helping Hootsuite develop a YouTube series that increased subscriptions by 75% and Applebee’s hit 1 billion impressions in 1 day. Sunny is also the creator of BOSS Video Branding, a digital course on how to leverage social video for your business.

 What Sunny Shares:

  1. Her experience with people pleasing and how she’s worked to release it.
  2. Using vulnerability to create connections and set boundaries.
  3. The steps she took to build her business.
  4. How to reach a big audacious goals.  

 What You’ll Hear:

4:00- The most effective way to build a business and create a tribe.

11:30- How to be ok with pissing people off.

17:18- Important questions we should ask when we’re out of alignment.

21:50- The antidote to feeling stuck.


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Sep 22, 2017

Today’s episode is all about love and for those of you guys that know me, this is literally my favorite topic ever. Cole really teaches us how to infuse more love in our lives. She talks about her morning love rituals, the essence of what self love actually is and what it feels like in our body. It doesn’t matter if you have five minutes or two hours to do a self love ritual. It is so important to anchor in that energy in our bodies on a regular basis.


About Cole Bombino

Cole Bombino is a Love Coach, Healer, and Love Intuitive. She has coached thousands of women around the world, and has been the spark to open up their hearts so they can finally have the love that they desire. She has an incredible capacity to love and is recognized for her ability to teach women how to tap into their power.


In this episode, Cole shares:

1. How to feel self love on a visceral level.

2. Increasing productivity while surrendering and releasing control.

3. Her experience with breaking through restriction and binge eating.

4. Shifting from scarcity to abundance.


What You’ll Hear:

8:12- Peeling back the different layers of self love.

18:11- How to create a personalized morning ritual.

25:06- Connecting to our bodies through movement.

33:02- How high achievers can learn to soften and surrender.

41:02- Being productive in a feminine space.


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Sep 20, 2017

JJ Virgin In this episode JJ and I spoke about all of the things. From motherhood, family, growing a business, sugar cravings, willpower and victimhood, we talked about how our mindset is the foundational support for every belief we have (something we talk about all the time on the show). So many of us become attached to a story of victimhood and if we're not mindful, it can seep into every area in our lives. I love how JJ breaks this down in the episode and sums it up with her quote, "There are no victims, only volunteers."


About JJ Virgin

Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident . JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.


In this episode, JJ shares:

1. An in depth explanation of sugar cravings and the importance of reading food labels.

2. Her son’s near death experience and how it changed her life.

3. How being afraid of our next step is an opportunity to level up.


What You’ll Hear:

9:00- Is willpower actually a thing we all struggle with?

18:00- How our behaviors are a result of our belief systems.

22:00- What keeps JJ going?

31:00- How to continually level up when it gets sticky.


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Sep 15, 2017

Today I brought on my dear friend and client Mrs. Chelsey Dixon. Chelsey talks to us today about her journey through her battle with her eating disorder and how she is recovering. She really talks about how everyday is an opportunity for us to get deeper and connected into our body for us to heal and grow a little bit more. Chelsey recently completed The Society, which is our signature group coaching program, and she had such an incredible transformation. I wanted her to come on the show and share that with you guys.


About Chelsey

Chelsey Dixon is the owner and principal photographer of Chelsey Luren Portraits: a portrait studio specializing in helping women feel confident and beautiful through boudoir and glamour photography.

After a full recovery from a decade long eating disorder, she transformed her passion for art and helping others into a career of photography. Infusing body positivity into her business, she creates a safe space for her clients to transform and reconnect with themselves through timeless portraits.


In this episode, Chelsey shares:

  1. Using vulnerability to dissipate shame.
  2. Chelsey’s mantra, beliefs and practices around perfectionism.
  3. Viewing the world as your mirror to see what’s inside of you.
  4. How Chelsey inspires other women to feel seen and beautiful.


What You’ll Hear: 

11:09 Chelsey’s biggest catalyst for growth during her journey.

18:10- The reality of triggers and blocks and how we get to address them.

27:20- How Chelsey has learned to invite more trust into her life.

33:46- Creating deeper relationships with the people around us.


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Sep 13, 2017

Today I’m interviewing Rachel Foy and I loved this episode. We touched base on so many levels in this episode. Her and I both were chronic dieters for years and we talked about having a respect and appreciation for food. I know for a lot of people listening, they’re like, “I don’t know how to do that because I’m feeling so anxious around it!” so we kind of go through the cycles of what it takes in order to truly come to a place of appreciation around food.

About Rachel Foy:
Rachel Foy AKA The Food Freedom Coach is a UK based eating psychology mindset coach. She works with smart ambitious women to stop fighting food, make peace with their body and take their life back so food and weight obsession are no longer a part of it.

Her background is in clinical and cognitive hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eating Psychology, nutritional therapy and EFT (emotional freedom technique).

In this episode, Rachel shares:
Our emotional state is tied to our digestion.
The shifts that change once we create an appreciation for our food.
How often we blame our weight...but it’s not actually the problem.

What You’ll Hear:
4:45- How our emotional state around food ties into our digestion.
11:15- Rachel’s heartbreak and how it led to her self-discovery.
22:00- Recognizing the media’s portrayal of beauty is a belief we don’t have to follow.
28:50- Developing trust and neutrality around food.

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Sep 8, 2017

Jason Sieb

Jason is a powerful, passionate and incredible dude. Him and I connected a few years ago and it was one of those moments where I was like, “You get me! You get what I’m trying to do!” Him and I have so many of the same beliefs, so many of the same ideas of how we want to shift this weight loss industry and so I’m super excited for you guys to check out this episode.

About Jason

Jason Sieb is the creator of the popular AltShift Diet, the author of Body Beliefs - Women, Weight Loss, and Happiness. He is the host of the popular AltShift Podcast, a national speaker, trainer, and fat loss coach. Marrying his extensive knowledge of fitness and nutrition with his love of psychology, he has built his career by helping thousands of women change their perspective and find a healthy, sustainable path to their goals.

In this episode, Jason shares:

  1. A rational approach to emotions and the questions we should ask ourselves.
  2. How he gets his clients to shift their weight loss perspectives through his AltShift program.
  3. How children mirror their parent’s bodily views.


What You’ll Hear:

18:00- Adopting a different mindset to enjoy your fitness journey.

25:54- The reason why we get sucked into believing the weight loss industry.

34:27- Alcohol depency to survive social situations.

42:20- The main thing men are seeking in women for long term commitment.


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Sep 6, 2017

Lori Harder

In this episode we talk about resistance. The power of resistance and why it is so important for becoming the highest version of yourself. Rather than thinking of resistance as something that’s happening “to” you, use it as a tool to see that it’s happening “for” you so you can become stronger and more powerful.


About Lori Harder

Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. As a self-made millionaire, successful entrepreneur, network marketing professional, author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, she offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom.


In this episode, Lori shares:

  1. Loving your pain and using it as a teacher.
  2. Knowing your worth and overcoming disempowering beliefs.
  3. Welcoming resistance and using it to build mental strength.
  4. Creating boundaries in order to show up as your best self.


What You’ll Hear:

6:26- How Lori manages time scarcity on a busy schedule.

14:59- A breakdown of the mindset and fears of an achiever.

20:38- Finding your own significance without externalizing it.

25: 39- The importance of paying attention to life’s miracles and practicing gratitude.


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