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 29, 2018

I loved interviewing Summer. She is a force in this space. She had so many interesting philosophies in how she explained what she does. We talked a lot about this place of neutrality with our bodies. Rather than body love as this place that we strive for, it’s about removing the body love or hate or anything and just not focusing on the body. I would really love to hear your thoughts on how you feel about this interview and let me know your stance. It might be something that makes you think, “Wow, that would be so helpful for me. I would love to hear more about that.” Of course we have the body positivity/body love movement, which is obviously telling us to love our bodies ( and there’s a large emphasis on that) I know for a lot of you, based on the feedback I’ve gotten, that feels really overwhelming because you’ve never known how to love your body so I think this interview is going to be really powerful for you.


About Summer Innanen

Summer Innanen is a  professionally trained coach specializing in body image, body positivity, self-worth and confidence and best-selling author of Body Image Remix. She’s the creator of You, On Fire – a 3 month online program that helps women break out of the diet culture cage so they can wear, say and do what they want. She’s also the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to anti-dieting, body positivity and feminism.

In this episode, Summer shares:

  • How to accept our bodies at any weight.
  • How elements of self doubt and criticism become rooted in our belief systems.
  • Getting to a place where weight change and the way our bodies look doesn’t affect our quality of life.
  • How to feel more comfortable and lighter in your body without focusing on weight.

You can find more of Summer at:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Aug 1, 2018

In this conversation we talked about the importance of spending time with Mother Nature. I wrote a post a little while ago about how I have incredible mentors, coaches and teachers but I said, my greatest teacher is Mother Nature. Just learning from Mother nature and her ability to be patient, to connect and thrive. I wanted to bring in Alex because I was really inspired by her message in the world of interacting with Mother Nature for the well being of our lives.

About Alexandra Goldman

Al Goldman is a former Copywriter, Digital & Social Media Strategist & Creative Director (LA/NYC) known for making waves at major companies for the past 7 years. She is currently a social media influencer & founder of the Rip It Life movement, podcast (turning dreamers into do-ers) & online community.

In this episode, Alexandra shares:

  • The importance of getting out in nature to fuel your soul.
  • Utilizing an hour of creative time into your daily routine.
  • Healing childhood wounds and having a tough conversation with her parents.
  • The vicious cycle of overachieving, perfectionism and binge eating.
  • How to heal compulsive behaviours.
  • Following your natural curiosities and inviting adventure into your life..


You can find more of Alexandra at:

Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Jul 25, 2018

Mike is one of my best friends in the entire world. He is such an incredible human doing absolutely amazing things in this work. In fact, I just got off a house build with Mike. We went down to Mexico and we built houses from the ground up and offered them to these beautiful families. It was just such an incredible time and so fulfilling. This conversation with Mike is all about how to live a life with purpose, how to live an inspired and great life by being an example, not only to the people around you, but to children and just the collective. Mike is a man of just so much integrity, gives back so much, and he has such wise words to share.


About Mike Sherbakov


Entrepreneur, philanthropist, adventurer. Mike is the founder of The Greatness Foundation, a global community creating a better world, and CEO of Greatness Media, helping launch and grow purpose-driven brands. Mike works closely with individuals, startups, and large organizations alike - supporting Fitbit, lululemon athletica, and Equinox with recent initiatives. He is a former active duty United States Marine, has traveled to 52 countries, and believes strongly that our greatness is not what we have but what we give.


In this episode, Mike shares:


  • The secret to living a great life. IT’S SO SIMPLE!
  • Tapping into our divine discomfort and making choices that will elevate our life.
  • What we often miss when deciding to make a major change in our life.
  • The top three ways we can give back to the world.
  • How to find our purpose within 5 minutes.
  • How to make a profit out of our passion.


You can find more of Mike at:


Website | Facebook | Instagram


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Jul 11, 2018

This conversation was so good. We talked about meditation and mindfulness as a tool to heal disordered eating. So often when people struggle with disordered eating they try to externalize an internal issue. It is so internal. It is a mental and emotional issue. So when we dig into the energetics of the body, meditation being just one of those tools, we’re able to truly get in our bodies and heal from within. You guys have heard me saying multiple times, “You have to feel in order to heal.” This is what this episode is all about.


About Sarah Anne Stewart


Sarah Anne Stewart was thrown into the world of wellness as a teenager when her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her family made a choice – to fight back with alternative medicine. Seven months later, her father was declared cancer-free, and a spark was lit in Sarah that propelled her to dedicate her life to spreading the healings her family had discovered.


In this episode, Sarah shares:


  • What it was like watching her father heal his cancer through holistic nutrition.
  • The guilt and the shame of having an eating disorder even though she had a holistic upbringing.
  • How meditation and mindfulness improves our physical bodies.
  • Suffering from breast implant illness and having the courage to remove her breast implants.
  • How emotional food journaling has helped heal her relationship to food.
  • The fear of feeling hungry and how to appreciate the information our bodies are giving us.
  • How to create a toolbox of self care practices when resistance comes up.
  • The importance of connecting with other people to share your experience.


You can find more of Sarah at:


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Apr 11, 2018

This episode is all about taking personal responsibility (which I love) and shifting out of victim mentality, which I also love. Lauren breaks down the steps we can take to truly shift our inner dialogue and get it to work for us, rather than against us.


About Lauren

Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international coaching company based in New York City. She is the author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life (Published by Hachette Book Group, April 2017) and has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients from around the world.


In this episode, Lauren shares:

 8:07- One major reason we block our transformation.

16:45- How to change the narrative of our blocks and change the way we view significant memories.

27:40- The different ways we lie to ourselves and others and how to notice when it’s happening.

30:30- Why we protect our inner dialogue, even when it keeps us stuck.

29:56- How to recognize when we’re living in truth vs following a fantasy.



You can find more of Lauren at:



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Mar 28, 2018

This episode is all about the small steps we can make to create big shifts in our lives. So often we think that in order for us to have these enriching, meaningful lives we have to go out and change the world or change the planet, and it’s simply just not true. We can create change in our everyday community just by focusing on things that matter the most in our hearts like lighting someone else’s heart up through a smile, conversation, a hug. That changes the world. And I think so often we just bypass that stuff and don’t pay attention to it. This episode is all about cultivating awareness around this. This could be simply using our voice to open up discussions around social injustice, creating a community garden, offering social services to propel a support group, truly anything. There are so many different avenues we can take when we learn to look at our pain as a teacher and a guide.


Cassandra Bodzak

Cassandra Bodzak is the best selling author of “Eat with Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life the Lights You Up". Cassandra teaches women who want to have it all how to create rituals using food, meditation, and self-care to create sustainable success and wellbeing. She has been dubbed a "spiritual leader" by Well and Good and is the host of Eat with Intention TV or you may know her from ABC’s The Taste.


In this episode, Cassandra shares:


4:08- Why our triggers are a call to take action.

10:53- The first step we can take to create social change.

13:20- Using energetics to build a business.

23:19- Creating daily rituals to connect to source.

37:51- The most effective way to create an impact.

46:00- How we can stop our emotions from hijacking our experience.

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Mar 14, 2018

This conversation energized me to the core. Adam is such a force. We talked about how to become a magnet and match for the things we truly want, how to ask for what we want from our partners, ourselves and the planet. We talked about forgiveness, the ‘Me Too’ movement, healing sexuality, healing the masculine/feminine dynamic. There was so much goodness in this episode.

Adam Roa

Adam Roa's spoken word poetry and deeply moving multi-media creations take the viewer on a transformational journey that leads to greater self-awareness and compassion. Whether he's supporting high-impact individuals in creating profitable businesses, captivating audiences from the screens and stages, or facilitating breakthroughs at workshops and retreats, Adam shows up to life with consistent excellence and soul-inspired passion. His ability to speak both the spiritual hippie and corporate business languages makes him highly sought after.

In this episode, Adam shares:

3:00- Why embracing uncertainty is one of the best things we can do for ourselves.

8:40-The question we should ask ourselves when seeking romantic relationships.

11:18- How to create containers for emotional safety in partnership.

22:40- How masculine and feminine wounding is created within us.

31:20- Why we fear interacting with the opposite sex.

34:40- Sexuality wounds.

41:00-Identifying and shifting our belief systems around sexuality.

49:21-Why we should stop externalizing the meaning of 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.

You can find more about Michelle at:

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Feb 14, 2018

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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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