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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Aug 16, 2017

I am so incredibly excited for you guys to dig your teeth into this episode. Every time I speak to this woman whether its in person, on the phone, through text, I just cling to her every word. She is just so educated in this world of trauma and I know this conversation and this topic is very common in the Hungry For Happiness community. I know a lot of people listening are going to love this.


About Rachael Maddox

Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who dedicates her days to helping women who’ve experienced sexual and complex trauma unshame and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness. In her first book, SECRET BAD GIRL, Rachael mixes story, science and poetry to reveal the ins and outs of breaking the trauma spell. Rachael's on a fierce mission to help as many women as possible via one-on-one support, groups, and courses.


In this episode, Rachael shares:

1. Generating trust in your body by slowing down and realigning.

2. Reintegrating into sexual relationships after experiencing sexual trauma.

3. Mind mapping your inner child’s needs to understand your triggers.

4. Creating a firm foundation of boundaries around your sexual needs.


What You’ll Hear:

9:36- How we can trust ourselves after trauma.

18:30- Ways to truly feel safe in your body.

25:30- Having emotionally safe sex and accessing your inner child.

30:47- Developing a healthy relationship to sex after being violated.

40:07- Our bodies emergency response and how we fall into numbing.


You can find more of Rachael at:

The Grown Goddess


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Aug 11, 2017

Chandler Bolt

I absolutely loved interviewing Chandler. He’s actually a really good friend of mine with an incredible company that helps people write and publish their first best selling book. He did that exact thing for me earlier this year. A lot of you guys have been asking me about book publishing, how I did it and all of that kind of stuff. I thought it would be super valuable just to bring Chandler on the show so you can hear it from him. Check out his amazing program Self Publishing School. Its how I went from from blank pages to best selling book author in only a matter of months!

About Chandler Bolt

Chandler is the host of the Self Publishing School podcast & the author of 6 bestselling books including his most recent book titled “Published.”. He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, podcast, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.

In this episode, Chandler shares: 

1. Creating a ripple effect through your story.

2. The shift from traditional publishing to self-publishing.

3. The internal growth we experience through writing our own story.

4. Chandler’s experience with writing his first book. 

What You’ll Hear:

11:35- Chandler's three step method on creating your first book.

23:44- His journey from having no money to making 1.32 million.

26:02- What you may not know about the NY Times best seller list.

30:00- A detailed breakdown of how Self Publishing School works.

You can find more of Chandler at:

Skype: chandler_bolt


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Aug 9, 2017

In this episode Andrea Owen and I talk about the concept of shame. This comes up so often in The Hungry For Happiness tribe. It’s a conversation we talk about a lot in our blogs, websites, social networks and our Society. I love Andrea’s fresh perspective on shame. It’s a beautiful conversation and I know you’re going to love it. 


About Andrea Owen

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps women get what they want by letting go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage instead.

She is the author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Simon and Schuster). Her second book, How To Stop Feeling Like Shit will be released in January, 2018 (Hachette Books).


In this episode, Andrea shares:

1. A deep explanation of perfectionism and control.

2. The magic of surrendering to the present moment.

3. Her process of releasing shame and moving on with life.

4. Seeking ‘compassionate witnesses’.


What You’ll Hear:

5:00- How to navigate through comparison and negative self talk.

11:05- Why we try to control everything in our lives.

18:34- Trusting your feelings and choosing the right people to share them with.

26:26- Vulnerability, intimacy and deeply connected relationships.

31:10- The power behind making a concrete decision.


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Aug 2, 2017

In this episode, Susana Frioni and I get into the concepts of love, sex and desire because that is what this girl is ALL about! Really inviting more pleasure, more desire and having more passionate sex. This episode is super fiery, beautiful and I love the way Susana describes these concepts and how it’s not only nice to have as a woman but an absolute need to have. 

About Susana Frioni:

Susana Frioni is a speaker, personal coach and embodiment teacher igniting women through erotic empowerment via her brand, LOVE SEX DESIRE. With an audience in 164 countries, Susana produces a weekly podcast series alongside her sacred dance events, workshops and intimate gatherings, both online and in person.

In the last 15yrs, Susana has taught over 4000 movement classes and facilitated several workshops and hundreds of private coaching sessions. Her love for movement and music combined with her experience as a Group Fitness Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Certified Deep Living Coach have all influenced the creation of these Sacred Dance experiences. 

In this episode, Susana shares:

1. Experiencing shame can actually be helpful.

2. The beauty of erotic empowerment.

3. Our bodies as containers of sensations.

4. How pleasure is not productive but makes you feel better.

5. Being compassionately curious about our bodies.

What You’ll Hear

4:40 The sensual, free flowing movement in Susana’s sacred dance parties.

13:40 How she came home to her body.

20:00 Finding sensations in your body and translating their meaning.

27:30 Ways to invite more pleasure in your life.

34:00 Exploring your sexuality from a place of curiosity.

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Jul 26, 2017

In this episode, Kelsey Grant and I touch on a super important topic of women who don’t acknowledge and allow themselves to feel angry and to process anger effectively. So often we’re walking around this planet with so much suppressed anger, rage and emotion. That stuff needs to be cleared and processed because it’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just emotion information. Once we allow ourselves to clear that, we get to experience those higher vibrating emotions of bliss, freedom and liberation in our bodies.

About Kelsey Grant:

Kelsey Grant is a Love and Relationship Educator who runs an organization designed to help men understand women and women understand men.

Currently, she's teaching “A Year Of Love” her flagship relationship program, and producing her one day event "Get the Love Worth Having" with her incredible team. Together, with her team, they're dedicated to teaching men and women how to attract and keep high quality love and high value relationships worth having.

In this episode, Kelsey shares:

1. Falling in love with ourselves first.

2. Partnership Vs Relationship

3. Moving through anger and its relation to aggression.

4. Allowing our emotions equal exposure.

What You’ll Hear:

5:21 Connecting to yourself and learning what it’s like to love yourself.

8:20 A deep explanation of partnership vs relationship.

16:00 Consciously dating and setting boundaries.

22:45 How to use movement as an effective way to release.

35:00 Giving your emotions stage time to fully be acknowledged.

42:03 How we unconsciously choose to re-experience childhood wounds.

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Jul 17, 2017

Isabel Foxen Duke has this amazing way of amalgamating science with the food and body conversation to really speak to the minds who are super logical and sometimes don’t resonate with a lot of the woo hoo stuff we all know in the personal development and self love realm.

About Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke is the Creator of Stop Fighting Food—a free video training program for women who want to "stop feeling crazy around food." A fixture in the greater body-positive movement, Isabel's been featured in the Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, XO Jane, and has been praised by Ricki Lake. Her writing and free guide, How To Not Eat Cake, can be found at and you can watch her free video training series at

In this episode, Isabel shares:

1. Body image work is the key to breaking the diet/binge cycle.

2. Exploring the true meaning of eating intuitively.

3. Perfection around food isn’t possible.

4. Relaxing and releasing control around food. 

What you’ll hear:

4:30 How our culture shames emotional eating.

13:30 Health at every size movement.

17:55 Letting go of your control around food.

24:30 Isabel’s experience with overcoming binge eating.

35:00 Everyone has a different “set point” weight 

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Jul 17, 2017

This episode is all about truly uncovering your authentic self. Philip McKernan has a refreshing, amazing, direct way or really talking about it and we discuss the fear of being authentic and connecting to our truth. The way he describes this in this episode is just incredible.

About Philip McKernan:

Philip McKernan is an international speaker, author, filmmaker, and it’s been said, "enlightened hooligan" who coaches entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. Philip helps those seeking clarity about their future and to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen. His most recent film entitled 'Give & Grow' helps people to Uncover, Understand, and Unleash their Gift on the World. 

In this episode, Philip shares:

1. Why people are afraid of their truth.

2. The costs of not living your purpose.

3. The different masks we wear for acceptance.

4. How control is actually an illusion.

What you’ll hear: 

6:05 How most people think they don’t deserve their true desires.

12:59 We have a moral obligation to work on ourselves before we can teach.

21:37 Using your pain as a catalyst for growth.

31:47 The importance of understanding your past to create your future.

42:00 Self-awareness and self-responsibility.

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Jul 17, 2017

I absolutely love this conversation. We dug into the importance of boundaries. Creating boundaries in your life and what it’s costing you to not have boundaries in your life. Elizabeth says, “A woman is NOT a lovelier version of a man,” and we really dig into what that means and how to really hone and harness your feminine power.

Catch Elizabeth and I hanging out on FB live this week as a follow up to this episode. You don't want to miss out. We went deep!

Also, Elizabeth DiAlto has gifted us a special offer for her signature program, Wild Soul Movement. Her meditation series is designed to help you connect your mind and body through flow and sensual movement. This practice is grrreat for those those who struggle with sitting still in meditation. It’s only available for a limited time Phoenix’s; you don’t want to miss out!

About Elizabeth DiAlto

Known for her raw, honest, and grounded approach to self help and spirituality, Elizabeth DiAlto is a practical mystic, an author, CEO, and host of the popular Untame The Wild Soul podcast. She’s been a teacher, leader, speaker, coach and trainer to groups and individuals for 15+ years in three different industries.

Elizabeth works with women internationally through her digital programs and speaking engagements and more intimately through in-person intensives, retreats, workshops, Wild Soul Movement teacher training, and her annual mentorship program, EMERGE. Her greatest mission in this life is to help those who identify as women worldwide to reclaim and redefine their own womanhood, and contribute to a new paradigm of culture where it is both safe and natural for women to love, trust, and accept themselves fully.

In this episode, Elizabeth shares: 

1. Cultivating self-trust and boundaries.

2. Using your body as a compass to make yes/no decisions.

3. Slow, sensual movement as a way to connect to your body.

4. How to not live in the space of regret.

What you’ll hear:

5:41 Finding confidence in trusting yourself.

9:48 Elizabeth’s experience with trusting her choices.

21:47 Feeling safe in our bodies.

29:30 Spending time in favor of our desires vs spending more time cleaning up our mess.

35:00 We cant miss out on what’s meant for us.

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