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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Mar 7, 2018

I was so pumped on this conversation. I was actually at a dinner with JJ Virgin, who has also been on this podcast, and someone mentioned Jason and how he had an eating disorder as a young man. We get so many men who ask us if we have services for men and I’m so excited to say that we’re in the process of doing that. But I just wanted to get Jason on the show to share his story. He is so passionate about what he’s doing in the world and I know that’s going to come across in his voice.

About Jason Phillips
Jason is a former anorexic and has a fundamental understanding of the mindset issues related to dietary compliance. Today, as a thought leader, Jason is excited to help people use nutrition to truly unlock other areas of success in their lives.

In this episode, Jason shares:
7:29- What it’s like to have anorexia and body image issues as a male athlete.
16:58- Shifting away from viewing food as the “enemy”.
22:44- The shocking number of males in the fitness industry that experience disordered eating.
24:49- The vicious side of the physique world.
29:57- The long term repercussions fitness competitors have to deal with.
33:50- The scientific reason behind the diet binge cycle.
37:07- The easiest way to achieve our set point weight.
45:33-The importance of integrating fun and play into disordered eating.

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Feb 28, 2018

Loralei Bayette

This episode is all about relationships and viewing our relationships as a mirror. She got really real and vulnerable and basically said on the show, “I don’t trust myself to be in a relationship.” And it’s so freakin cool for a woman to just own that and just really say, “Ok listen, now is not the time. The time is to love ME. The time is to be in my own body. The time is to understand myself.” I just thought that was one of the rad-est things that has ever been shared on the show so I appreciate her so much for saying that. We’re really digging into the topics of feeling lonely, insignificant, unloveable-whatever it may be- and how we are dependent on relationships to provide that for us. That’s a broken model, we really have to fulfill that within ourselves, because a relationship is only adding value to what we already have.


About Loralei Bayette 

Loralei Bayette is a speaker and Holistic Trasnformation Coach. She helps clear obstacles and uses herself as a stepping stone and mirror to her client's self discovery and manifesting power. She's a self love advocate and rebellious creative who believes in questioning everything and going within to ignite the goddess within. She has a Youtube Channel called HolisticGoGetter and will be doing events in 2018. So make sure you check out her channel and instagram for more updates.


In this episode, Loralei shares:

07:29- What self abandonment looks like and how we can heal it.

19:35- How to create a felt sense of belonging from the inside.

24:20- Simple practices to instantly increase your energetic vibration.

30:45- Tapping into our own internal light source.


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Feb 21, 2018

Everything about this conversation excites me to the core! For those of you who’ve been in my world following my things, you know how passionate I am about money and our relationship with money. More importantly, healing our relationship to money, and not allowing it to be the root of all evil anymore. This episode is about creating a space and a relationship where money can flow easily to us and through us so that we can create more abundance in the world.

About Michelle Lowbridge

Michelle is a Brit with a hot chocolate obsession and a cheeky sense of humor, who has a (not so) secret dream of being in a Hallmark Christmas movie. Her work demystifies the weird stuff we believe about money, so we can stop repelling it, make lots of it, and enjoy more freedom and choice.

Inside this episode, Michelle shares:

  • 2:45- Six common beliefs that ruin our relationship with money.
  • 9:06- How Samantha connected to the energy of abundance and cleared her money blocks.
  • 10:12- An exercise to activate and release negative money beliefs in 30 seconds.
  • 16:51- The most powerful way we can spend our time.
  • 21:45- Getting clear about what success looks like on an individual level.
  • 25:33- Creating new money beliefs.
  • 30:00- Simple, effective ways to release fears around money.
  • 34:25- How to use energy editing to create rapid change.
  • 39:55- Smashing money blocks with Michelle’s new book, Wealthology.

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Feb 14, 2018

Enter to win a copy of Peta’s amazing new book, Earth is Hiring. From now through Monday, February 19, you can enter the contest by doing something fun and posting a photo of yourself at play on Instagram with the hashtag #earthishiringmetoplay. Winners will be chosen the week of 2/19 and books will be shipped shortly after!

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Peta Kelly

You know when you talk to someone, and it literally feels like you’ve injected caffeine straight into your body? That’s what this felt like hours after this conversation. I’m so stoked to have you guys listen to her. The way she shares is so authentic; she’s a force. We dug into all sorts of things but primarily one of the biggest things we dug into was our money stories and our relationship to money. We talked about the importance of play and the importance of taking responsibility of our frequency. Hearing it in her terms was so beautiful.


About Peta Kelly

Peta Kelly is a mum to her magical baby Sol, an Angel Gifter, Entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist, cacao and vintage denim enthusiast and a voice for the millennial generation. SRecently ranked by Inc Magazine in the Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs changing the world. Her favorite title is Human AF and she’s also the author of new her book, Earth Is Hiring.


In this episode, Peta shares:

04:59- Money and the stories we create around it.

10:36- The truth about abundance and what it actually means.

14:00-The definition of alignment and various ways we block ourselves from living in its flow.

16:31- The reason we reject feeling in alignment.

17:33- The difference between resistance and misalignment.

19:10- Getting to the root of our responsibilities: What we need to keep vs what we need to release.

23:13- Peta's divine connection to source through cacao. Get yours here!

30:00- Peta’s Earth is Hiring book tour. Claim your spot!

37:33- What Mother Earth is asking of millennials and how they can take action.


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Feb 7, 2018

Andrea Owen      

Andrea is a returning guest because her first episode kicked off and you guys loved it. This episode, we’re talking about her new book and it has literally the best title ever. It’s called, How to Stop Feeling Like Shit. We dove into all of the principles of how we are addicted to our own suffering and how we create structures in our lives that literally set us up to feel like shit. She talks through these principles and really breaks them down, making it easy. We extracted a lot of the value from the book and brought it to the show so you guys can really absorb a lot of what she has to say.


About Andrea Owen

Life coach. Author. Hellraiser. Andrea Owen is passionate about empowering women to value themselves and fiercely love who they are. She helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. You can learn more at


In this episode, Andrea shares:

 5:21- The difference between using food as a numbing mechanism and overeating.

12:43- How we can express, feel and release our emotions in a safe way.

16:00- Why the need to constantly “be strong” is detrimental to our health.

22:00- Navigating through judgement and comparison.

30:00- How we can identify and dismantle the imposter syndrome.

35:26- How we can honor ourselves and take pride in our accomplishments.


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Jan 31, 2018

Johnny Blackburn

Today in this episode Johnny and I talked about masculine and feminine energies. The divine integration of how we understand each other and how we communicate to each other. It’s the whole topic of feeling emotionally safe in our connection and Johnny walks us through a process of having the confidence to share with our partner how we truly feel safe. Safety is such an important piece of connection and feeling intimate with our partner. We talk all about the masculine and feminine integration and how we can truly learn to not only connect, but truly understand one another.


About Johnny Blackburn: 

Johnny Blackburn is a coach, author, speaker, facilitator and holds a MA in Psychology. He was originally in Business Management Consulting, 10 year career as a functional Nutritionist specializing in the psychology of eating. He's facilitated San Diego Men’s Groups for seven years and his mission is to empower men & women to live from a deeper presence & connection, awakening greater human potential in work, love & life. 


In this episode, Johnny shares: 

  1. How we can feel our emotions without our minds creating stories around them.
  2. The developmental stages of masculine and feminine energy and how they tie into gender identity.
  3. The various ways our emotions hijack our nervous system.
  4. How we can approach our partners and communicate our need for safety.


What You’ll Hear:  

9:27- Embracing our emotions and taking responsibility for our lives. .

12:53- The link between neuroscience and emotional regulation.

19:15- How men and women can understand and connect with each other.

28:20-What’s possible when our masculine and feminine energies are balanced.

32:44- How Johnny helps women and men experience emotional safety.

42:19- What men appreciate most in relationships.


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Jan 24, 2018

Maggie Berghoff

This episode with Maggie is about slowing down and paying attention to our gut health. Our overall well-being, internal and external, is channeled through our gut. What we decide to eat, how we think, our physical environment, all of these things affect our gut and if something is off balance, our body calls out for help through sensations. This can show up as anxiety, depression, moodiness, the inability to sleep, bloating after meals, food intolerances; all of that fun stuff. Maggie gets really deep into this and gives us some insight on how we can explore our bodies' signals so we can heal.


About Maggie Berghoff: 

Maggie Berghoff is a nurse practitioner trained in Functional Medicine. She uses a renowned step-by-step framework known as Balance Protocol to transform the lives of men and women using cutting-edge and natural medicine. Maggie’s clients report increased energy and vitality, weight loss, hormone balance, glowing and anti-aging skin, and chronic disease reversal. They are able to fully live the vibrant, beautiful, happy life of health freedom and bliss they deserve.


In this episode, Maggie shares:

  1. How we can reduce inflammation and cultivate more energy in our bodies.
  2. Symptoms of an unhealthy gut and how to identify the problem.
  3. How we can stop ourselves from spiraling into self-sabotage when we start to feel it coming on.


What You’ll Hear: 

3:16- How Maggie healed her body from years of restriction.

9:30-How to identify if your gut is off balance.

15:27- How we can reverse the symptoms of our gut health.

25:05- How our gut health is related to inflammation.


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Jan 17, 2018

Mary Shores 

In this EP Mary and I talk about conscious communication. Our words are our wands. They're the gateway between our souls and what actually manifests in our lives. Mary does a great job explaining this and she also presents our words a feedback loop. When we speak, our words go out into the world and loop back into our bodies, strengthening our beliefs. This episode is riddled with takeaways on how to empower yourself through your language.


About Mary Shores

Mary Shores is the founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar business. Recognized as a thought leader, Mary teaches individuals how to inspire others, create new ways of thinking, achieve their goals, and take action to create meaningful results. She developed the Words That Work system, which inspired her Hay House book, Conscious Communications. Mary travels across the nation giving lectures and teaching courses, and has been featured on international television shows, podcasts, and blogs.


In this episode, Mary explains:

  1. How to harness the power of your words and speak in a meaningful way.
  2. How she rose after hitting rock bottom several times.
  3. Loosening our attachment to stories.
  4. The steps we can take to reframe our stories.


What you’ll hear:

6:03- Following our souls desires and releasing the "I'm not" belief.

11:15- The key to rewiring our thoughts and patterns.

16:30- Creating affirmations that spark visceral reactions in your body.

25:30- The greatest resistance points we have to speaking our truth.

30:19- How every decision we make is either cleansing or clogging our thoughts.


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Jan 10, 2018

Thais Sky

This EP with Thais Sky is such gold and it’s about the topic of worthiness, something that comes up in the Hungry for Happiness community all of the time. We really talk about the root of the good enough complex that so many of us deal with and it manifests in such different ways. So it really comes from our inner child feeling lost, lonely and unloved. What ever it may be, when we numb we’re searching for safety. I really love how she invites us to look at our wounds as our power source. I resonate with this so much because there is so much power hidden within our pain.


About Thais Sky

Thais comes from a background of binge eating and has since created a thriving business supporting women to navigate their worthiness, wounds and reclaim their sovereignty. She's an open book and happily speaks about what it truly looks like to rise from the ashes and love yourself fiercely.


In this episode, Thais shares:

1. What worthiness viscerally feels like in our bodies.

2. Why the core of so many of our challenges as women lies in our worthiness.

3. Why our wounds are our greatest source of power.

4. The difference between being a victim and having a victim mindset.


What You’ll Hear:

2:02- Exploring and dismantling our deep worthiness wounds.

9:46- The defensive mechanisms we create out of fear.

16:10- Different ways we can create safe containers to communicate our wounds.

22:55- How we can co-exist with our wounds.

31:20- Observing our behavior to see where we're playing into victimhood.

38:22- How we can start a relationship with our inner child.

43:33 Conscious movement and how it allows us to get deep into our bodies.


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Jan 3, 2018

Madelyn Moon

I absolutely loved connecting with Maddy. Our conversation flowed so effortlessly on and off the podcast. Specifically in this episode, we talk about getting to the root of our truth and being honest about where we’re at. I think so often in personal development, spiritual development (however you want to label it), we can often bypass the truth which truly prevents our transformation. We get into all sorts of subjects in this episode around truth telling. We talk about boys, dating, relationships, ourselves and our own innate growth.


About Madelyn Moon

Madelyn Moon is an author, podcast host, retreat leader and transformational life coach. She is a guiding force for women who want to stop over-thinking their lives away, and live with more trust, intuition and flow.


In this episode,  Madelyn shares:

  1. How our ego interferes with the true definitions of masculinity and femininity.
  2. Being honest with how we feel in our bodies and making choices that feel.
  3. The importance of protecting our boundaries with others and ourselves.
  4. How we can bridge our internal emotions with our external world.


What you’ll hear:

4:45- The power of intentional creation.

8:15- How we can integrate the masculine and feminine parts of ourselves and create harmony within.   

12:40- Surrendering into our feminine and releasing our perfectionism, overachiever mindset.

22:51- Relinquishing the dependency we have on the weight loss industry and the body positivity movement.

30:17- The mental, physical and energetic struggle disconnection creates in our bodies.

40:10- How we can create an intimate, healthy relationship with money.


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Dec 27, 2017

Jennifer Cassetta


Jennifer Cassetta is a Clinical Nutritionist, Self Defense and Fitness Expert, Author, and Motivational Speaker; With a 3rd degree black belt and Master’s degree in Nutrition, Jennifer has been helping others for over 15 years feel stronger, safer and confident, speaking to audiences all over the world on topics such as health, wellness, personal safety, empowerment, self-defense, and more. I loved this episode. It is so powerful and important for women to understand how to defend themselves. She walks us through a beautiful framework to truly understand how to feel safe in potentially vulnerable situations.


In this episode, Jennifer shares:

  1. The ABC’s of self-defense.
  2. How the paralyzing fear of a near death experience led her to finding strength in martial arts.
  3. Gut health and how the foods we consume, including coffee, affect our brain.
  4.   Becoming a true badass after undergoing tragedy and loss.


What you’ll hear:

2:49- How we can protect ourselves at home and in public.

7:42- Different ways we can communicate our boundaries with strangers.

18:00- Healing our trauma response to men when we feel unsafe in our bodies.

23:00- Foods that help lower anxiety.

33:51- Sexual assault prevention, self-defense and standing firm in your boundaries.


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Dec 20, 2017

Rachael Maddox

This is the second time I’ve had this wonderful soul on the show and she came back because you guys wanted her to come back. We are talking more specifically in this episode about sex, sexual trauma, sexual expression and liberation. So if you do have kiddos around I would highly recommend popping in some headphones.


About Rachael Maddox

Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who’s helped hundreds of women and men resolve their sexual trauma and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness. The Kickstarter for her second book, Sex After Trauma, is live NOW. Head to to get stories and strategies for life under the sheets when you've been through the worst of it.


Inside this episode, Rachael shares

  1. A 5-minute practice to reconnect with sexual pleasure.
  2. Practicing the art of saying, "no".
  3. Releasing the fear of rejection.
  4. Knowing when to stay or when to go in a relationship.


What you'll hear:

  • 9:18- Asking for what you want in an intimate connection.
  • 16:20- How to know when it’s safe to have sex with someone.
  • 20:00- Getting clear on your needs and preferences.
  • 35:12- Making the decision to have sex.


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Dec 13, 2017

Renee Airya

This episode with Renee Airya is about accepting the range of our emotions and feeling comfortable with expressing them. We also talk about connecting to our truth, which comes up often on the podcast, but it's so important for us to create that internal channel of connection. I love how Renee invites us to feel into our truth to decide who we are and who we’re not in the moment. And, we get to change that every moment. I tell my client's all the time, it’s all about what we can do in the moment because as we grow and evolve, our truth will change- and that’s OK. 

About Renee:

Renee Airya is a former fashion model who has healed from three near death experiences, including massive brain surgery and facial paralysis. Her book, “Flip Your Flaws” is a compelling story of Renee’s personal emotional, spiritual, and physical journey from paralyzation to liberation. She encourages everyone to step out of hiding by flipping their flaws and using them as a gateway for expressing their sincerity and most unique abilities.

In this episode Renee shares:

  1.   How we can learn to appreciate our flaws and change the story surrounding them.
  2.   What happens when we assume other people have it together and we don’t.
  3.   How we can invite more creativity into our lives.


What you’ll hear: 

11:12- How we can experience different emotions without negating them.

19:55- How we can understand ourselves on a deeper level.

23:00- The reason why it’s so hard to connect to our truth.

36:00- How to set fierce boundaries with compassion.  


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Dec 6, 2017

In this episode Jill Coleman and I talk about how we can find purpose outside of the obsession we have with our bodies. This is a huge conversation and a core desire for a lot of the women who come into HFH community. You know, it's something I had to figure on my own, understanding how to be in our bodies and how to just love myself without obsessing over myself. Jill and I also talk about creating a unique approach to life. We tend to over-consume information and jump to the thing, the next podcast, next plan, the next book and we really talk about experiencing transformation on a visceral level.


In this episode Jill shares:

  1. How to find balance in the chaos of managing your relationship with food.
  2. Why we're stuck in a state of urgency and scarcity.
  3. Shifting out of the belief that when we get to a certain weight, we will be happy.
  4. How we can transform our bodies from a place of acceptance.


What You'll Hear:

7:40- Overconsumption and implementing our truth

19:10- How we can find purpose outside of obsessing over our bodies.

22:20- How dieting drained Jill's intimacy, confidence and libido.

30:50- Reframing the way we look from a place of acceptance.

40:10- Unlearning the social conditioning we've been programmed to believe.


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Nov 29, 2017

This episode with Lisa Kaplin is all about getting over the fear of voicing our truth and creating a clear channel of communication. You know something I see constantly with my clients is the fear of speaking up because we're afraid of rejection and something I always say to them is it's not rejection, it's re-direction. As children we were taught to be quiet, fit in, just accept what’s given to us and follow the rules because that’s the respectful thing to do. So as evolved women when we want to speak out, wr second guess ourselves and think, "What if they don’t like me?", "What if I'm not loved?", "What if I'm rejected?" Lisa does a great job explaining how to get out of this mindset so we can feel worthy and deserving and truly just ask for and get what we want.

About Lisa

Lisa Kaplin is a psychologist and professional certified coach who works with women on building their confidence in all areas of their lives. She believes the least important aspect of a woman is her appearance so she's dedicated to helping women find meaning and joy in other ways. Lisa is a recovered good girl and perfectionist and her life is so much better because of it.

In this episode, Lisa shares:

  1. How to get clear on your needs.
  2. Asking for what you want from a position of power.
  3. Understanding your love language and expressing what makes you feel appreciated (link below)
  4. What happens when we have expectations that aren’t communicated.

What You’ll Hear:

2:02- What it costs us when our needs aren’t communicated.

7:40- The small steps we can take to ask for what we want.

19:00- The difference between being assertive and discerning vs aggressive.

31:28- The extremes of helplessness vs taking on everything.

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Nov 22, 2017

I loved this episode. One thing we talked about with our group programs and with all of our clients is life is constantly happening for us in perfect timing. When we can step out of that victim mentality of "Life is happening to me" and and "Life is happening for me" it shifts our emotionality and we're able to see and experience more miracles and so we talked a lot about this. Jessica opens up about her condition, endometriosis and how it's given her awareness of her body.  By going plant based, she has managed and eliminated many of her symptoms. We talk about the impact of food and our bodies from an internal approach, how it affects our menstrual cycles and Jessica takes us through a body scan practice to check in which was super cool.

About Jessica

Jessica Murnane is the creator of the One Part Plant movement (she’s working to get everyone on this planet to eat one plant-based meal each day), host of the One Part Podcast, and wellness advocate (she works to raise awareness for endometriosis).

Jessica has contributed to and appeared in countless magazines and websites, including Mind Body Green, Goop, The Coveteur, Food 52, PopSugar, and Chalkboard Magazine and has spoken at Apple, Taste Talks, and Wanderlust.

Inside this episode, Jessica shares

  1. How Jessica created a cookbook from experimenting with food.
  2. Living with endometriosis and managing the symptoms. 
  3. How we can check in with our body and use our pain as a teacher. 

What you'll hear:

  • 8:00-How food affects our menstrual cycles. 
  • 21:00- What Endometriosis has taught Jessica about her body.
  • 26:08- Living with body dysmorphia and being open to how our bodies change.
  • 40:00- A body scan practice to connect with the different sensations we feel. 

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Nov 15, 2017

This episode with the lovely Rebecca Niziol is all about recognizing our flow states. Flow is something that’s naturally accessible in our bodies and it feels different for everyone. For Rebecca, it’s the feeling of ease. For me, it’s losing track of time because I’m doing something I'm so immersed in and I totally love. We’re this steady stream of love but as we go through life, we get blocked from the pain, trauma and forced actions we experience. Rebecca explains how we can acknowledge our blocks so we can heal, remove them and get back into our natural state, which is of course flow.

About Rebecca

Rebecca Niziol is the Creator of Work with Soul, an ever-expanding community of support that connects who we are and what we do in soulful ways, as well as the host of The Work with Soul Podcast. She is a movement specialist who brings spiritual tools and practices in down to earth ways. She has taught yoga to the men’s national soccer team, guided a group of over two thousand people in meditation.

Inside this episode, Rebecca shares

  1. Why we're afraid to face our pain and how we can view it in a different way.
  2. Why we continually create the loop of feeling stuck and how we can break out of it.
  3. How to release the blocks that build up in our natural state of flow.

What you'll hear:

  • 3:49- Viewing pain as a portal to the divine.
  • 10:00- How to detach from the feeling of being stuck.
  • 14:47- The difference between forced action and inspired action.
  • 19:29- Getting over the fear of doing something new and trusting the process.
  • 25:49- How we can take inspired action to connect to our natural flow state.

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Nov 8, 2017

In this episode with Katie Dalebout we talk about expressing our true selves through journaling. I freaking love journaling and for those of you who are not journalers, journaling is a beautiful way to release the emotionality that’s trapped in our bodies so we can really decipher the difference between what is true and what is not true. So whether we have an idea, need to process an emotion or we just literally need to dump our thoughts down, we can do it in a sacred space without any fear of judgment. Katie really speaks to this and shares how journaling has helped her connect to her higher self.

About Katie

In 2013 Katie Dalebout launched the weekly podcast Let It Out which now has over 100 episodes. She’s the author of the Amazon best-selling book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling and has contributed to Hello Giggles, Refinery29, and Mind Body Green. Through her speaking and writing she aims to help people develop a positive image of their bodies by embracing their creativity & personality outside of their physicality.

Inside this episode, Katie shares

  1. How journaling allows us to be the observer of our thoughts.
  2. Creating more of what we want by having gratitude around what we have.
  3. Releasing the fear of uncertainty and saying yes to opportunities. 

What you'll hear:

  • 2:23- How journaling inspired Katie to connect to her truth.
  • 7:37- How we can remove our masks and show our true selves.
  • 13:40- The reason why we compare ourselves to other people.
  • 18:58- How to incorporate gratitude into your journaling.
  • 24:00- Allowing uncertainty to be apart of our lives.

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Oct 31, 2017

In this episode Tara and I speak about how the food and body disconnection among women ties into feminism. This was a juicy topic that we haven't addressed on the show yet and I was fired up after hearing what Tara had to say about this. She also asks a question that I want you to think about, “What could you actually accomplish if your fight with food and  weight didn’t exist?” Let this settle in and once you have the answer, pop into the Facebook group and let me know!

About Tara

Tara Whitney is a Mother, CPA, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Yoga Life Coach and Yoga Teacher who runs an accounting consulting business. Tara’s vision is to live in a time and place where women’s lives are no longer ruled by food and their hatred of their body.

Inside this episode, Tara shares

  1. The magic of integrating more simplicity in journaling.
  2. How we can allow our body to be our main source of feedback.
  3. Breaking away from the need to lose more weight before we can fully show up.

What you'll hear:

  • 2:37- How to find inspiration in stillness.
  • 13:30- Tools to identify what freedom feels like in your body.
  • 29:20- Feminism, body image and food dependency.

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Oct 25, 2017

Today I have Rosie Acosta on the podcast and we get into the beauty of yoga, stillness and truly honoring our bodies. Each and every day we’re moving around in these amazing vessels that literally guide our human experience and we just often don’t take time to acknowledge how profound and how amazing it is. Rosie lets us in on different yoga practices and breathing techniques that we can use to get balanced whenever we feel untethered.

About Rosie Acosta

Rosie is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. An East Los Angeles Native, troubled teen who suffered from depression, anxiety, and overeating and turned her life around with Yoga + Meditation. Currently an ambassador for Yoga Journal traveling the U.S. for 6 months to 22 major cities exploring Yoga culture across the country.

Inside this episode, Rosie shares

  1. How to effectively disengage from stories that no longer serve us.
  2. The importance of proper guidance and finding the right tribe.
  3. Inviting more joy and less fear into our lives.  

What you'll hear:

  • 5:30- How we can express and connect to our soul.
  • 10:00- Identifying what creates disconnection in our bodies.
  • 22:30- Rosie takes us through a pranayama exercise to feel more grounded in our bodies. 
  • 28:43-How Rosie's breakdown was her journey toward healing.


Oct 18, 2017

In this episode we talk about the mindset of men and how women can support them in cultivating emotional intelligence. He said something really profound, “Women are the permission cards for men’s vulnerability and growth.” I  loved that because it’s not from a place of trying to control, but from us being the example. You know, showing up, being vulnerable, talking about our emotions and processing them in real time. It’s a beautiful dance.

About Connor

Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s health, wellness, success and fulfillment. Connor is also an international speaker, podcast host and lifestyle entrepreneur. Before founding ManTalks, Connor worked with Apple leading high performance sales and operations teams. Since founding ManTalks, Connor has spoken on stage at TEDx, with Lewis Howes, Gary Vaynerchuk, Danielle LaPorte, taken ManTalks to over a dozen cities internationally.

In this episode Connor shares

  1. How men and women say the same thing in a different language.
  2. The social and emotional intelligence of men.
  3. How to create a relationship where your partner can safely express anger.
  4. How to identify the way you want to feel around your partner.

What You’ll Hear

4:27- How women can get men to feel more into their bodies.

13:00- Decoding masculine verbiage.

17:35- The different ways men experience anger.

31:24- How women can hold space for men.

48: 35- Being mindful of narratives women may have around men.

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Oct 16, 2017

I have brought on one of my dear clients, Sue Spencer. She is a society alumni and she is currently in the Hungry for Happiness Certification Program to certify herself to become a Hungry for Happiness coach. The reason I brought Sue on the podcast is she is so incredibly inspiring. I love when my clients come on. They can really speak to where they're at and the journey they go through so you as listeners can really have an inside scoop of what it's really like to finally end the battle with food and your body.

About Sue Spencer

Sue Spencer started competing in Olympic weightlifting at 62 years young. She broke provincial records and qualified for the 2017 World Masters Games in New Zealand earlier this year. Sue promotes the thought that we’re all capable of amazing things at any age and says YES to any possibility that comes her way. Sue was apart of Society 001 and is now currently in the Hungry for Happiness Teacher Certification program.

Inside this episode, Sue shares

  1. How she shifted her mindset and became in tune with her body. 
  2. Deciding to compete in Olympic weightlifting at 62.
  3. How she was able to open up her experience of life by saying yes to new opportunities. 

What you'll hear:

  • 3:55- How Sue re-discovered herself and her love for lifting weights. 
  • 15:33- Shifting from a guilty conscious to being mindful and flexible around food. 
  • 22:53-Finding the one thing that makes you come alive. 

You can find more about Sue at:


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Oct 11, 2017

Today Robyn and I talk about energetic frequencies, vibrations and flow. I am so into this conversation about vibe and food. It is something that I am personally really digging into in my own life and I using in my own work as well. But what I love about this episode is how Robyn brings quantum physics to the conversation, so it's like combining woo woo stuff with actual science proving we and everything around us is just energy. All day long we’re either giving or receiving energy. The more energy we have, the higher we vibrate and more of what we LOVE becomes available to us. Robyn goes more in depth in her new book Vibe and has given our listeners some great freebies. Make sure to listen in for the links or check the show notes.

About Robyn

Robyn Openshaw is the author of 15 books, including bestsellers The Green Smoothies Diet and 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Her latest book, Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love & Success, will be released by Simon & Schuster in October 2017. She is a former psychotherapist, university professor, and lectured in 450 cities in the 6 years. She believes that everything is possible if you leverage the highest frequencies in the Universe.

In this episode, Robyn shares:

1. How alignment makes our decisions easy.
2. Using food to increase our frequency instead of targeting our weight.
3. How our emotions affect our vibrations.


What you’ll hear:

10:46- How we can allow our emotions to flow through our bodies.
16:19- Clearing energy as an empath or energy healer.
19:26- The vibrational frequencies of pork vs green juice.
31:59- How siting in gratitude affects us on a cellular level


You can find more of Robyn at:


Robyn has gifted our community some good stuff. Make sure you check it out!

Her new book, Vibe, goes into more detail about today's topic. You can find it here-

High vibe food shopping list-

Are you an Intuitive, Empath, Energy Healer, or Highly Sensitive Person? Take the test to see your results!


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Oct 6, 2017

This episode with Alex is all about navigating through the world as an empath and how we can connect and protect our energetic field. I know for myself, I had no idea I was an empath and constantly felt drained by other people's energy. She's all about focusing on what feels good to us individually and honoring that it may look different for everyone. We chatted about connecting to our true desires and releasing any thoughts, beliefs and actions that no longer serve us. Even if you don't know what you want, you know what doesn't feel good. Alexandra has a great resource called How To Write Your Fuck It List that will allow you to focus on what you want to get rid of and invite more of what you love.


About Alexandra 

Best Selling author of Women, Food & Desire, co-creator of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, the host of Her Rules Radio and highly-sought-after wellness expert, Alexandra's mission is to empower women to create epic lives–by honoring their cravings and kicking body shame to the curb. She's been on Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Goop, etc. She attended the Natural Gourmet Institute, Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has been certified in applied positive psychology since 2004.


In this episode, Alexandra shares:

  1.     How to protect your energy as an empath.
  2.     Getting rid of dependency and trusting yourself.
  3.     Relying on yourself to choose your next best step.
  4.     Alexandra’s How To Write Your F*ck it List eBook.


What you’ll hear:

4:06- What it’s like to be an empath and how to protect/recharge your energy.

15:42- Shifting the dynamic of the body positivity movement.

20:14- Choosing what works for you and living life on your own terms.

34:00- How Alexandra invites more play into her life.


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Oct 4, 2017


This conversation with Christine made me feel so energized. She is a force. She’s one of those beautiful women who’s been in this industry for quite a while and she has never swayed from her integrity. That’s what I appreciate so much about her.  She’s just so knowledgeable in the realm of personal development and we get into the fundamental reasons why of so many of us don’t fully jump into our transformation with both feet. You know that feeling of having one foot in and one foot out? We really want it but we don't know why we’re fully not in it yet. This episode really digs into that pattern. We talk about pain, fear, anger and the big one, purpose. For those of you saying,”I don't know how to find my purpose.” and for those of you searching for your purpose, Christine gives us a different definition of what purpose truly is and you may find that you’re right where you need to be. Also, for those of you who really resonated with this episode and the message Christine delivered, she will be hosting a free webinar called The No Regrets Masterclass: Transform Your Struggles into Superpowers in 3 Simple Steps on Oct. 11th at 5pm. The link will be in the shownotes!


About Christine

Christine Hassler is the best-selling author of three books, most recently Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change your Present and Get What you Really Want. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade, as a keynote speaker, retreat facilitator, spiritual psychologist and life coach, and host of the top-rated podcast “Over it and On With It”, she has been teaching and inspiring people around the world. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. Visit her online at


In this episode, Christine shares

  1. The first steps we can take to unravel old beliefs.
  2. Fear is not an indicator that we’re making the wrong decision.
  3. As long as we’re carrying pain, we believe something bad happened to us.
  4. What having a purpose actually means.


What you’ll hear:

5:20- The fears that block us from personal transformation.

12:20- Logical vs Intuitive decision making.

22:00- How something devastating can be magical.

25:01- Christine’s temper tantrum technique.

34:57- How to actually find your purpose.   


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