WANTcast: The Women Against Negative Talk Podcast

Oct 23 2020 41 mins 37

Welcome to the WANTcast: The Women Against Talk Podcast -lessons in moving forward fearlessly, and spreading the (good) word. In each episode, writer, speaker, coach and WANT founder Katie Horwitch unpacks tips, tools, motivation and inspiration to help you shift your self-talk: the internal narrative you have on loop 24/7 that tells you who you are and who you should be. You can't change the world until you change YOUR world, first - and shifting your self-talk is where it all begins. Dive into topics such as confidence, fear, trust, body image, self-doubt, self-worth, relationships, career, friendships, social issues, and more. Walk away from each episode with hyper-actionable steps to shift your self-talk from reactive to proactive, as well as inspiration to keep going when the going gets tough. The goal isn't to change who you are - it's to BECOME who you know you're meant to be. Get the show notes + more at womenagainstnegativetalk.com





115: Positive Self-Talk Not Working? How To "Be Positive" In The Middle Of A Dumpster Fire
Oct 23 2020 11 mins  
Trying to flip the script when everything feels like a dumpster fire feels silly at best, tone deaf and demeaning at worst. If you're trying to force your positive self-talk right now, you might be feeling exhausted, defeated, enraged, lonely, confused, or some kind of special cocktail of all the above ingredients. “Positive self-talk” probably feels pretty empty, and pretty hokey. It does to me, too. Because the thing is that positive self-talk doesn’t always work. In this episode we talk about WHY it doesn't work (I mean, it works SOMETIMES, but usually not when we need it most), and the one thing to do in order to harness real-deal positivity that you'll actually believe. SHOW NOTES: SUBSCRIBE-RATE-REVIEW on iTunes! Read about POSITIVITY here on WANT WANT website Katie’s Instagram @womenagainstnegativetalk on Instagram Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This episode is in support of Sisters Network, Inc. Sisters Network is the largest Black breast cancer survivor-run organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen Eubanks Jackson founded Sisters Network Inc., during her personal fight to survive breast cancer Jackson recognized a lack of “sisterhood” in traditional organizations, a staggering breast cancer mortality rate for African American women and limited culturally sensitive material. Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community, as well as giving assistance to those undergoing treatment, and educating/empowering others with information on the importance of early detection. Their Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. As a Survivor, this program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for women. To learn more + donate, click here.

114: How Deep Kindness Will Save The World with Houston Kraft
Oct 09 2020 59 mins  
Houston Kraft is a speaker, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong to help schools more effectively teach empathy, connection, and kindness. To date, they have worked with over 2500 schools globally serving over 1 million students. His new book, DEEP KINDNESS, is a call to action, moving us past the surface level ‘confetti kindness’ marked by cutesy phrases and empty gestures. Featuring a 30-act starter plan, journal prompts, and practical exercises, DEEP KINDNESS dives into the types of kindness the world needs most today, taking an honest look at the gap between our belief in kindness and our ability to practice it well. In this episode we talk about the difference between kindness and niceness, the dangerous mindset we have around kindness and how to change it, social and emotional learning (it's not just for kids!), figuring out what your markers of success are, and SO much more. SHOW NOTES: Buy DEEP KINDNESS here! Houston Kraft - website Instagram Facebook CharacterStrong - website Instagram Facebook WANT website Katie’s Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This episode is in support of Sisters Network, Inc. Sisters Network is the largest Black breast cancer survivor-run organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen Eubanks Jackson founded Sisters Network Inc., during her personal fight to survive breast cancer Jackson recognized a lack of “sisterhood” in traditional organizations, a staggering breast cancer mortality rate for African American women and limited culturally sensitive material. Sisters Network Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community, as well as giving assistance to those undergoing treatment, and educating/empowering others with information on the importance of early detection. Their Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. As a Survivor, this program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides free mammograms for women. To learn more + donate, click here.


113: The "No-Rules" Rules For Starting Your Own Podcast
Sep 25 2020 27 mins  
Over the last 5 years I've had coffee dates and phone calls and quick-question-for-yous with SO many people who ask me about how to start a podcast. The logistics of podcasting are Google-able and straightforward (I use an Audio-Technica mic, host on Libsyn, and record with either SquadCast.fm or Zencastr). The stuff that I *really* try to share with people, beyond that, are the things that will make their podcast MAINTAINABLE and JOYFUL instead of an overwhelming time/energy suck. After a half-decade, I've FINALLY put my biggest self-made rules in one place. While I don’t do things by the book, I attribute the WANTcast’s longevity to sticking to a few specific self-made rules. Here are my top podcasting tips for anyone who wants to start a pod from the heart. SHOW NOTES: WANT website Katie’s Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk GET MONEY GET PAID conference - click this link for 50% off your ticket This episode is in support of Ladies Get Paid, a platform that provides the tools, resources, and community to help women negotiate for equal pay, and power in the workplace. Their Get Money Get Paid 1-day Virtual Conference is coming up on October 1st - with 4 workshop tracks (Work, Money, Business, and Wellness) plus the main stage, they’re bringing attendees everything they need to grow their career and bank account. It’s a day not to be missed (I'll be there!) - use this link to get 50% off your ticket!

112: Why (And How) You Should Bother with Jennifer Louden
Sep 11 2020 55 mins  
Ever felt like you want to start something, do something, be something...but "what's the point?" Or maybe you've "already tried"? Or it just seems too daunting, too trivial, too...fill in the blank? Have you ever asked yourself, rhetorically, some version of the question: Why bother?? Jennifer Louden thinks you should ask that question more - but for real. Jen is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Her newest book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next, challenges us to open our minds, our hearts, and our lives by following where that question leads. In this episode we talk about why (and how) to bother, prioritization, making a difference/impact, reframing success, tapping into what your desires actually are...oh, and her rendezvous with Oprah. This episode is a MUST LISTEN for any age, life stage, or mindset. Show Notes: Why Bother? book Instagram Facebook Jen's site Navigating Your Self-Talk During The For-Now Normal event on 9/19 WANT website Katie’s Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This episode is in support of NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. To get involved, learn more, or donate, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org

111: Building Healthy Body Image with Helen Phelan
Aug 24 2020 59 mins  
This episode is for anyone and everyone who wants to rework their relationship with their body - maybe after years' worth of body-shaming the skin you're in. Helen Phelan is a Health At Every Size aligned pilates instructor, intuitive eating coach, and Reiki practitioner, who works with women to heal their body image and find joy in movement and food. Her approach is creative, anti diet-culture, and designed to enhance your intuition to feel better on and off the mat. Helen is dedicated to improving the collective body image and diet culture issues within the wellness industry by proving that fitness can be good for both the body and soul. Her method is designed to elicit STRONG sensation to encourage improved body awareness and mindfulness while strengthening and mobilizing the body to unstick any energy we don’t need, and make room for feeling good. In this episode we talk about HAES principles, the business of digital fitness, how to find a trainer/coach (and red flags to look for), body neutrality vs body positivity, thin privilege, how to cultivate body awareness, and more. To workout with Helen for 50% off: Go to https://tv.helenphelanstudio.com/ Choose monthly membership Enter code: WANT50 (must enter code for 50% discount after the free 10 day trial) Sign up for BODY TALK on 8/30 SHOW NOTES: All the books Helen mentioned! Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is by Dr. Lindo Bacon Helen Phelan Studio Instagram WANT website Katie’s Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This episode is in support of NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association). NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. To get involved, learn more, or donate, visit nationaleatingdisorders.org

110: Freedom, Structure, and Flow with Daigi-Ann Thompson
Aug 13 2020 54 mins  
Most podcasts are just interviews OR solo episodes...cue that song from Sweet Charity: there's gotta be something OTHER than this! Don't get me wrong, we LOVE interviews and solo episodes and they'll continue to remain the bulk of our podcast episodes....but shifting your self-talk also requires activating your creative brain and getting inspired in unexpected ways. For the first time on the WANTcast, we're interviewing a spoken word artist...and then she is PERFORMING her piece here on the show. We were so moved, and know you will be too. Daigi-Ann Thompson is an actress, dancer, spoken word poet and fitness instructor from The Bronx, New York by way of Jamaica. She grew up an athlete, running track and playing basketball up until college where she made the pivot and studied Theater and dance at Buffalo State College. Writing poetry since she was 12 years old and performing spoken word since 2012, she performs under the stage moniker, The Perfect Dai. She has performed and won an open mic slam at the world renowned Nuyorican (noo-your-ee-can) Poet's Cafe, performed on the No Boys Allowed Tour, a college performance tour for female emcees, poets and singers. She was also an original member of the NYC artist collective "Good Vibes Creative Minds," a community of artists dedicated to curating experiences and events for POC creatives. She is also a part of the intergenerational new media collective Eres.you, a platform dedicated to empowering and uplifting folx of color. In addition to a commitment to movement and wellness, Daigi is also committed to a lifetime of inspiring action and progressive thought through creativity and will continue to share her gifts and voice with the world. SHOW NOTES: Daigi on Instagram Stars In The House Eres.you Variis Angela Scarfia (Daigi's fruitfluencer friend) Lindsay B. Davis (LBD Workout) Daigi's spoken word piece on Stars In The House/Plays In The House on 6/17 WANT website Katie’s Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This episode is in support of Small Projects Istanbul. Small Projects Istanbul is dedicated to helping those displaced by the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, or the M.E.N.A. region, rebuild their lives. They do this through supporting community development, education and empowerment. Their Community Centre is designed to be a place of safety and belonging; and within this space they are committed to working with the community to ensure the best opportunities for families, students and individuals to reach their full potential in Istanbul and beyond. Within the Community Center, SPI strives to provide livelihood support opportunities through the establishment of a Women’s Social Enterprise, enabling skills development, income generation and economic integration. To get involved or to donate, visit smallprojectsistanbul.org

109: Do The Best With What You've Got And The Best For What's Next
Jul 31 2020 16 mins  
A negative self-talk loop is when the demeaning and degrading story we tell ourselves about ourselves or our life not only plays on repeat in our brain, but leads to even more demeaning and degrading thoughts. And since negative self-talk thrives off of uncertainty, it makes complete sense that it’s been having a field day for so many of us in so many ways throughout 2020 in particular. If the self-talk coming up for you right now is along the lines of: "I’m exhausted. I’m doing everything I can and it’s just not cutting it. I'm so behind. I can't believe I’m still HERE. If I only had ______, this wouldn’t be so hard."...then this episode is for you. SHOW NOTES: Episode 71 with Christen Brandt WANT website Katie’s Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This episode is in support of Small Projects Istanbul. Small Projects Istanbul is dedicated to helping those displaced by the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, or the M.E.N.A. region, rebuild their lives. They do this through supporting community development, education and empowerment. Their Community Centre is designed to be a place of safety and belonging; and within this space they are committed to working with the community to ensure the best opportunities for families, students and individuals to reach their full potential in Istanbul and beyond. Within the Community Center, SPI strives to provide livelihood support opportunities through the establishment of a Women’s Social Enterprise, enabling skills development, income generation and economic integration. To get involved or to donate, visit smallprojectsistanbul.org

108: The Life-Changing Power Of Turning Off Your Notifications with Kelsey Patel
Jul 24 2020 60 mins  
Burnout and overwhelm are timeless and can show up any time, anywhere, around anything. Kelsey Patel is one of Hollywood’s leading wellness and reiki experts, as well as newly published author of Burning Bright: Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress. She is not only a sought-after spiritual empowerment coach, yoga teacher, reiki healer and meditation teacher, but also a multi-faceted entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She is the creator and founder of Magik Vibes, a soul-enhancing lifestyle brand, which is also the name of her wellness-meets-spirituality podcast. Patel is an expert on burnout and conscious capitalism, facilitating workshops and giving keynote addresses for organizations such as Free People, Aerie, GOOP, and more. Kelsey’s first book, Burning Bright is a path out of pain, anxiety, burnout, and overwhelm, and shows you the tools you already possess to heal through unique rituals, reiki, and self-care practices. This episode was recorded a few months back, specifically to address coronavirus-related burnout and overwhelm, and how to transition from what we've been calling the 'For-Now Normal' to what will eventually be our new normal. Kelsey shares so many ACCESSIBLE tools we can use to, as the artist Bansky once said, “Learn to REST, not QUIT.” Listen for more on this in the episode's intro. Additional listening centered specifically around burnout while doing anti-racism work, and leaning into wellness as a person of color: PAUSE ON THE PLAY Episode 42: How To Avoid Burnout As An Imperfect Ally BLACK GIRL IN OM SHOW NOTES: Burning Bright Website Instagram Magik Vibes podcast WANT website Katie’s Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk ~~~~~~~~~~~ This episode is in support of Reclamation Ventures, a family of brands reclaiming our right to be well. They create conversations, invest in the best talent, and support innovative programs to transform wellness – for all of us. They believe “that when we elevate the capacity of diverse wellness leaders to thrive, we can start to close the wellness gap and increase health equities in communities that need it most.” To get involved, click here.




105: Going Beyond Diversity with Carrie Kholi-Murchison
Jun 12 2020 71 mins  
Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison is a critical thinker, writer, entrepreneur, and growth strategist with 10+ years experience defining brands and gathering and growing communities, and is currently Whole30’s Director of People and Culture, leading their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across all Whole30 platforms. She is also the Director of Culture + Content at HOLI. Brands, a think tank enhancing the lives of women, people of color, and LGBTQI communities by catering to five tiers of human need, falling into two categories: deficiency needs and growth needs. Kholi believes that every human being has the right and responsibility to confidently and creatively contribute to an equitable future for all. She expedites these contributions by working to enhance the quality of life for historically marginalized communities. As a Taurus obsessing over wellness and – not just chasing, but – catching up to our dreams, she lives to help people manifest personal and professional shifts, create brave and welcoming space, and build for long-term sustenance. Find Kholi at http://www.carriekholi.com, and on Instagram at @khoLi. Show Notes: Episode with Jessica Murnane on One Part Podcast WHOLE30 Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Facebook HOLI Brands Khafra Community Cohort Hella Black Brunch Everyday Devotion Elizabeth McGrath Ologies with Alie Ward about “Matrimoniology” This episode is in support of Reclamation Ventures, a family of brands reclaiming our right to be well. They create conversations, invest in the best talent, and support innovative programs to transform wellness – for all of us. They believe "that when we elevate the capacity of diverse wellness leaders to thrive, we can start to close the wellness gap and increase health equities in communities that need it most." To get involved, click here.


103: The Power Of Not Knowing with Karen Walrond
May 22 2020 52 mins  
Leadership consultant, attorney, speaker, author and photographer Karen Walrond is the kind of person you just want to know. You just want to soak in some of her light and magic, because maybe, JUST MAYBE, you can use it to help make your own. As someone who has worked extensively with Dove Real Beauty and Brene Brown, Karen is in the business of helping you shine your unique light, no matter WHAT the world throws at you or tells you you need to be. In this episode we talk about grief and the "phases we go through when bad things happen," holding space for each other in a way that feels true, the intersection of JOY and ACTIVISM, how Karen uses her practice of Positive Psychology to cultivate resilience within her clients and her self, and how to gracefully "not know." SHOW NOTES: Chookooloonks.com Karen's Instagram Disquiet Time Sign up for Karen's Making Light newsletter Karen's Facebook Karen's Twitter MAKING LIGHT SHOW commencement speech about grief Episode 059 of the WANTcast with Karen ONE campaign Valarie Kaur and her prayer WANT website Katie's Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This month is in support of ON BEING HUMAN 2020. The OBH 2020 COVID-19 Food Drive supports families who were hit financially by COVID-19 by offering each household a $100 grocery card. They act as a bridge between folks who are in immediate need of food and folks who are able to give a little to help them. To donate, click here.


101: Unlearning Fat Phobia + Reclaiming Self Worth with Patricia Moreno
May 08 2020 65 mins  
Patricia Moreno is the trailblazing founder of spiritual fitness, leading a conversation about living a full potential life and the importance of each and every one of us making a vow to wake up and be a positive and effective part of the raising of the consciousness of the planet. After years of training and studying with personal optimization experts, mindset scholars and spiritual teachers, Patricia Moreno created her own practices to integrate spiritual fitness into the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. Before anyone was saying affirmations on a spin bike, Patricia Moreno was pairing mindfulness with physicality with intenSati, her signature movement method that has been packing classes and changing lives for over 15 years. In this episode, we talk about Patricia's journey from a girl whose parents put her on a diet at eight years old, to the thought leader and powerhouse she is today. We talk about fat-phobia, and the way our culture (and the fitness industry!) keeps us limiting ourselves without us even KNOWING. We talk about keeping secrets and hitting rock bottom when it looks like you're at the top. We talk about how to achieve the changes you're after, and how physicality is only part of making those changes. We talk about where we are, where we've been, and where we MUST go if we want to move forward fearlessly in our lives. (This is a rebroadcast of one of our favorite WANTcast interviews of all-time from 2018.) Show notes: Free live intenSati classes at 12pm EST daily on YouTube RSVP for the intenSati Experience LIVE every Saturday at 10AM EST on Zoom Website Instagram Facebook Deepak Chopra Joe Dispenza Anti-Fragile WANT website Katie's Instagram Leave a review on iTunes! Subscribe to The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest filled with tips, tools, motivation, and inspiration to shift your self-talk This month is in support of ON BEING HUMAN 2020. The OBH 2020 COVID-19 Food Drive supports families who were hit financially by COVID-19 by offering each household a $100 grocery card. They act as a bridge between folks who are in immediate need of food and folks who are able to give a little to help them. To donate, click here.



















084: From Evolution To Revolution With Seane Corn
Oct 11 2019 56 mins  
Seane Corn is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and raw, honest and inspired self-expression. Featured on over 40 magazine covers and countless media outlets, Seane has chosen to use her platform to bring awareness to global issues including social justice, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, generational poverty, and animal rights. Seane is the co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World (OTM), which trains thousands of leaders in conscious activism worldwide, and its offshoot, the Global Seva Challenge, which has raised over 3.5 million dollars for service programs in Cambodia, South Africa, Uganda, Haiti, India, Ecuador, and Kenya. Her first book, Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love, Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action was published in Fall 2019, and it is what it says: a REVOLUTION. In this episode Seane and I talk about dismantling deeply-engrained systems within ourselves and our society, the dark side of yoga, the nuances of "God" and "spirituality," competition and judgement in what are supposed to be the most non-judgmental of spaces, and SO much more. This episode is a call-to-action for anyone who is brave enough to do the challenging, meaningful, profound work needed to make a difference in the world. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SHOW NOTES: • Revolution Of The Soul • seanecorn.com • Off The Mat, Into The World







078: Keep Going Or Shut Down With Jennifer Pastiloff
May 20 2019 68 mins  
Jennifer Pastiloff’s debut memoir, On Being Human, is set to release on June 4th, and it’s already getting massively well-deserved buzz. Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning. It’s about how years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness. The world is about to watch her explode. And so, before they do, I wanted to give you all a chance to meet her, so you too can say you knew her “way back when.” In this episode we talk about navigating trauma and grief (especially from unexpected death), feeling worth and building confidence when all you feel is worthless, and shifting from a mindset of expecting to be disappointed to expecting to be delighted. ~~~~~~~~~ SHOW NOTES: • To preorder On Being Human, click here. • Follow Jen on: Instagram Facebook Twitter and at @NoBullshitMotherhood and @GPowerYouAreEnough Website • Lidia Yuknivitch • Attend a retreat • Sign up for The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest • Check out She’s The First, this season’s spotlight • Let’s be friends on Instagram! ~~~~~~~~~ Like this episode? Take a screenshot + share on social, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast and #womenagainstnegativetalk!



075: Living Your Best Life + Getting Healthier Together with Liz Moody
Apr 28 2019 51 mins  
Today's guest is a leading voice in the wellness industry that champions the kind of wellness we should all be striving for: the kind that's got a BACKBONE. Liz Moody is a writer, editor, host of the Healthier Together podcast, recipe developer, and the author of two healthy cookbooks: Healthier Together and Glow Pops. She's a fierce advocate for mental health and emotional intelligence, a fiction enthusiast who encourages you to not only embrace the power of your imagination but also experience stories that AREN'T like your own, and a firm believer that community and connection are at the heart of living a life that's truly lived well. In this episode we tackle mental health and how anxiety might show up for you, chasing your dreams, nurturing healthy relationships, why community is an integral part of wellness, what it actually means to "live your best life," real vs pseudo inspiration on the internet and beyond, and more. ~~~~~~~~ SHOW NOTES: • LizMoody.com • Buy Healthier Together • Buy Glow Pops • Healthier Together podcast • Esther Perel • Onsite • Minimalist Baker • Connect @lizmoody on Instagram ~~~~~~~~ • Sign up for The (Good) Word, our monthly email digest • Check out She's The First, this season's spotlight • Let's be friends on Instagram! ~~~~~~~~ Like this episode? Take a screenshot + share on social, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast and #womenagainstnegativetalk!




072: Acting Training is Human Training with Fay Simpson of The Lucid Body
Mar 29 2019 48 mins  
IN THIS EPISODE, we talk about how Fay's method, The Lucid Body, is really human training disguised as acting training, developing compassion in the face of turmoil and trauma, the "shadow" and working with it, how chakras apply to everyone (actors and otherwise!) way more practically than their woo-woo associations imply, how to forgive and develop compassion and why it's essential, and SO MUCH MORE. . . . Fay Simpson is a celebrated and visionary artistic director, acting teacher, and the founder of The Lucid Body. Informed by her 20-year career in dance and theatre, Fay created The Lucid Body as a process of introspection, exertion, and mental challenge which empowers actors to express their fullest potential. She conducts private classes and training workshops for other teachers at her Manhattan studio, The Lucid Body House. She is currently writing the 2nd edition of her book The Lucid Body; A Guide for the Physical Actor which has been hailed as “one of the ten most essential books for the actor.” . . . An award-winning performer and writer, Fay is currently an Associate Arts Professor in the NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program, Fay has taught at The Yale School of Drama, The New School, Michael Howard Studios, The Studio/NY, Marymount Manhattan College, and the Actor’s Center. She is also the Artistic Director of the not-for-profit Impact Theatre, which she co-founded in 1990 as a collective of physical theatre artists devising work with a social bite. . . . . Show notes: Website The Lucid Body Buy the book Impact Theatre Monthly performance salons Drop-in classes in NYC Online intro class Three-week The Lucid Body intensive in Bali (co-led by Fay) . . . This episode is sponsored by Let [A Podcast] Out. Wanna start your own podcast but don’t know where to begin? Let [A Podcast] Out is a comprehensive workshop for anyone looking to host, produce, and launch a podcast of their own. This 8 module workshop is designed to answer every question you have about podcasting. Former WANTcast guest Katie Dalebout is the OG of podcasting and the person I go to when I’m feeling lost or alone in this crazy podcasting world. Her goal is to make the whole pod process easier to navigate, and to help you dial down the logistics so you can focus on crafting the best content. Head over to LetAPodcastOut.club and Use code WANT for $25 off the course.

071: The Right Way To Make A Difference with Christen Brandt of She’s The First
Mar 15 2019 41 mins  
Christen is a feminist, an activist, a self-defense instructor, and co-founder of She’s the First, a non-profit that fights gender inequality through education. . . . She's the First began as a grassroots movement in 2009, and has since grown into a worldwide movement with programs in 21 countries. STF partners with local organizations to support programming for girls, including training and grants for capacity building; the organization also trains students on more than 200 high schools and universities in 10 countries to be gender activists. . . . Christen has spearheaded change by leading focus groups on uncovering reasons for high drop-out rates in West Africa, creating a framework for understanding community priorities in rural Nepal, and consulting on pregnancy policies in Uganda. Above all else, Christen works to ensure that girls' voices are heard first. . . . In this episode, we talk about how to find your change-making sweet spot and direction, the power of providing education, examining privilege and using it for good, misconceptions around how to make an impact (I learned a new word: voluntourism!) and so much more. ••• SHOW NOTES: She's The First STF on Instagram Christen's website @cjbrandt on Instagram @cjbrandt on Twitter @nowhitesaviors on Instagram The Center for Anti-Violence Education ••• This episode is sponsored by Let [A Podcast] Out. Wanna start your own podcast but don’t know where to begin? Let [A Podcast] Out is a comprehensive workshop for anyone looking to host, produce, and launch a podcast of their own. This 8 module workshop is designed to answer every question you have about podcasting. Former WANTcast guest Katie Dalebout is the OG of podcasting and the person I go to when I’m feeling lost or alone in this crazy podcasting world. Her goal is to make the whole pod process easier to navigate, and to help you dial down the logistics so you can focus on crafting the best content. Head over to LetAPodcastOut.club and Use code WANT for $25 off the course.


069: Orthorexia, Explained...And What Worked For Me When I'd Had Enough
Mar 01 2019 21 mins  
Orthorexia nervosa is a sickly ironic twist on healthy eating, a laugh in the face of nutrition facts. It’s what used to be called an EDNOS: Eating Disorder Not Specified. The term “orthorexia” was coined circa 1997 by a doctor who suffered from the condition himself: there was no name for this condition, therefore there was no research. And since there was no research, it was just deemed a vague, disordered set of habits. Still, 20 years later, the information about Orthorexia out in the world – and by the world, meaning The Internet, of course – is mostly the same words regurgitated over and over. Speculation. Haziness. • • The worst part? Orthorexia is still not recognized by some doctors as a “real” eating disorder. • • I mean, what? • • Isn’t any form of an eating disorder a “real” eating disorder? Orthorexia and other EDsNOS don’t always result in extreme weight loss. For me, it did. But even in my healing process, my weight fluctuated up and down – it was never a true indication of whether I’d moved forward or not. • • • So how do you know that you or a loved one might be on the orthorexic path – or developing disordered eating habits? Here’s some signs you might need to intervene, and some things that worked for me when I was at my all-time low and decided I’d had enough. • • • SHOW NOTES: The Recovery Myth on WANT NEDA National Alliances On Mental Illnesses • • • Like this episode? Leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself! • •• Today’s episode is sponsored by Marie Forleo’s B-School, an 8-week online course for creative entrepreneurs that gives you the tools, strategies, clarity, and guidance to create the business you’ve always wanted to see in the world. Sign up at http://share.marieforleobschool.com/WANT (I’ll be doing it again this year, so we’ll be schoolmates!)

068: Valuing Your Agency + Inclusive Actualization with khoLi.
Feb 22 2019 69 mins  
Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison, aka khoLi., is a writer, editor, and strategist, developing impactful tools and workshops for personal and professional growth. khoLi. believes that every human being has the right and responsibility to confidently and creatively contribute toward an equitable future for all. As the Founding Partner and Executive Director of HOLI. BRANDS, khoLi. expedites these contributions by working to enhance the quality of life for historically marginalized communities through the fulfillment of deficiency and growth needs like belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization. In this episode we talk: • Valuing your own agency and how to be in charge of the story you’re writing for yourself in this journey • Looking at branding/business/wellness/community through a Maslow’s Heirarchy Of Needs lens • Self-actualization, and what that even MEANS • How to make the words “diversity” and “inclusion” more than empty words • Healthy relationships when the person you’re in a relationship with (romantic or otherwise) is also your business partner • Intensity addiction • Imposter syndrome • Dealing with jealousy …and so much more! Find khoLi. at http://www.carriekholi.com, on Instagram at @khoLi. • • • Show Notes: Facebook HOLI Brands Khafra Community Cohort Hella Black Brunch Everyday Devotion Elizabeth McGrath Ologies with Alie Ward about “Matrimoniology” • • • Today’s episode is sponsored by Marie Forleo’s B-School, an 8-week online course for creative entrepreneurs that gives you the tools, strategies, clarity, and guidance to create the business you’ve always wanted to see in the world. Sign up at http://share.marieforleobschool.com/WANT (I’ll be doing it again this year, so we’ll be schoolmates!)

067: Rethinking Influence, Impact + Healing with Jessica Murnane
Feb 14 2019 52 mins  
This ep should be subtitled "The Conversation That Gave Me A Vulnerability Hangover." And that's exactly why I love talking to Jessica - she's a pro at being kind, inclusive, AND pushing you to examine your beliefs and norms at the same time. Jessica Murnane is an author, women's health advocate, host of the One Part Podcast, and founder of endometriosis awareness platform Know Your Endo AND One Part Plant, a movement that's all about eating one plant-based meal a day to make a big difference from small changes. In this episode Jessica and I talk about depression, moving through mental and physical health struggles (especially in our "sharing" culture), her endometriosis advocacy, being an influencer vs having influence, fitting in with the other people in your industry, how the new-age wellness industry can step up their game and how YOU can be a part of that, and - my favorite - making change happen and creating impact out there in the world, FAR from the online space. • • • • Show Notes: || Jessica Murnane + One Part Plant || One Part Podcast || Know Your Endo (sign up for the course here!) || The WANTcast, Episode 010: On Letting Go Of The Life Weight || WANTcast 028: On Fixing Others, Food Issues, Forgiveness + Feeling Fly As F**k (No Matter What) || Dr. Aviva Rohm on the One Part Podcast || • • • • Every season, we'll be spotlighting an organization that's making strides when it comes to making shift happen. This season, we're proud to support She's The First, an award-winning non-profit organization that fights gender inequality through education. To learn more, go to shesthefirst.org



065: Following Your Gut (Literally) with Phoebe Lapine
Feb 01 2019 54 mins  
People like to say "go with your gut." But what if your gut is totally messed up and hurts all the time? Literally?? Today's guest is one of the smartest, funniest, most insightful people I know in the wellness world. Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness expert, culinary instructor, and Hashimoto’s advocate and speaker. On her award-winning blog, Feed Me Phoebe, she shares recipes for healthy comfort food and insights about balanced lifestyle choices beyond what’s on your plate. Named by Women’s Health Magazine as the top nutrition read of 2017, Phoebe’s best-selling debut memoir, The Wellness Project, chronicles her journey with Hashimotos Thyroiditis and how she finally found the middle ground between health and hedonism by making one lifestyle change, one month at a time. Phoebe is also the host of the new podcast SIBO Made Simple. Having suffered from her own host of gut health issues, Phoebe wanted to take all she learned and share it with those recently diagnosed or chronically fighting Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth - people who are hungry for solutions and wondering WTF to do next. This podcast is for you if you fit into one simple category: you want to feel better than you do right now. Plus, Phoebe is funny as hell and her laugh is infectious. SHOW NOTES: Feed Me Phoebe SIBO Made Simple Dr. Allison Siebecker What Thyroid Blood Tests to Get & How to Interpret Them

064: Best Body Ever
Jan 25 2019 24 mins  
If you're listening to this because you were searching for the secrets to your Best Body Ever...well, I'm so glad you're here. Although, this might not be what you were expecting... In this episode, we'll break down the dangers of diet culture and weight loss disguised as "wellness" and "self-care" - plus how to keep your eyes open and know the difference between true wellness-focused brands and the ones that are just disguising the D-word. Still wondering how to get your Best Body Ever? I've got some tips and tricks for that, too. And they're ones you probably don't hear very often...because this is the WANTcast, after all. More into reading? Here's the written version of this podcast. SHOW NOTES: Feeling Myself Episode 057: Treating Yourself The Way You'd Want To Be Treated 5 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Exercise Mindful Social Media • • • Like this episode? Take a screenshot + share on social, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast and #womenagainstnegativetalk! • • • Today’s sponsor is S.W. Basics! This all-natural skincare brand is one of THE. BEST. in the biz – and every single product contains a grand total for five ingredients or less. They’re all about simplicity, sustainability, and super-inclusion – no skin-shaming allowed. Use code WANT at checkout for 15% off your order at swbasicsofbk.com…and then thank me later.

063: Let Go and Let GOAL with Goal Coach Jacki Carr
Jan 18 2019 57 mins  
Jacki Carr is a goal coach, writer, motivational speaker, and co-founder of Rock Your Bliss, which offers radical coaching to help you design a life that...well...rocks your bliss. As a leader in transformation, her coaching style includes real + honest conversations and true connection to your most powerful and whole self. She is a Lightyear Leadership faculty member, helping people to lead themselves to leave a legacy of their own design. She has worked with companies such as Patagonia, lululemon and NIKE on Leadership and Personal Responsibility. She believes in a World where we all truly belong and each and every one of us has unique gifts to contribute. • • • In this episode you'll hear about: • What's the anatomy of a good goal? • How to goal set BIG if you're good at the micro/immediate goals, and SMALL if youre a big-picture person • How to be a goal GETTER instead of just a goal SETTER • Moving forward after failure: what to do when you set a goal and don't achieve it • Post-goal life: what do you do after you get the thing you wanted? • Goals with negative language – are they okay? • Goal laziness and goal obsessiveness Plus building community LATER in life, and friends vs community – how to find your people when it feels like everyone else has found theirs. • • • SHOW NOTES: Jacki’s site Instagram Facebook Twitter Rock Your Bliss Episode 006 Lightyear Leadership Living Beautifully With Uncertainty And Change Core Values Word Bank • • • Like this episode? Take a screenshot + share on social, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast and #womenagainstnegativetalk! • • • This week's WANTcast is sponsored by Care/of, a monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. Take advantage of this month’s special New Year offer! For 50% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter WANT50.

062: Does Pain Make You Bitter Or Make You Better? Healing From Trauma with Brittany Piper
Jan 11 2019 61 mins  
Today's episode is one of the most important we've done so far: with activist and speaker Brittany Piper. It's not just for people who identify as "survivors" or people who have experienced unthinkable trauma - it's for anyone who has ever felt pain, who has ever identified with pain as a part of their story, and for anyone who not only wants to move THROUGH their pain, but be an advocate and ally for others who are moving through theirs, too. • • • Brittany Piper is an international activist, speaker and healing + wellness coach—cultivating 200+ programs spanning eight years and three continents. Her work has been recognized by the The Clinton Foundation, Elite Daily, Yoga Journal + more. She is the co-founder and healing coach of On The Mend—a women’s holistic healing retreat which supports survivors of trauma by empowering self-love. She is also a rape survivor and leading national expert on sexual violence prevention & recovery, as well as a photojournalist for women’s organizations in conflict countries, and the founder of Love Conquers Photography—a renown social-enterprise dedicated to ending child marriage. This conversation might just change your life. Take a listen. • • • SHOW NOTES: Website Instagram Facebook On The Mend retreat ACES Study Article mentioned: Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? • • • Like this episode? Take a screenshot + share on social, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast and #womenagainstnegativetalk! • • • This week's WANTcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, the #1 audio fitness app. Use code KATIE30 for 30% off your annual membership when you sign up for a 7-day trial at aaptiv.com/signup

061: Reflections + Projections: How To (Actually) Have Your Best Year Yet
Jan 04 2019 25 mins  
Making mindful goals and setting realistic resolutions isn’t as easy as it seems like it would be…mainly because, much like our self-talk, we’re so used to jumping to the WHATs before exploring the WHYs. • • • Now, if that sentence sounded a little TOO hippie-dippie woo woo for you, don’t worry: this episode is actually super pragmatic. In our SEASON FOUR premiere, we'll be breaking down some of my most useful exercises and thought-starters to help you design the kind of year you actually WANT to have (instead of relying on a to-do list of goals to throw you around). • • • SHOW NOTES: Check out WANT's facelift! katiejoyhorwitch.com Episode 24: The Art Of The Planned Freak-Out Episode 42: Defining Your Through LineEpisode 57: Treating Yourself The Way You'd Want To Be Treated • • • Like this episode? Take a screenshot + share on social, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast and #womenagainstnegativetalk! • • • This week's WANTcast is sponsored by 4 Weeks To Wellness: a plan that ditches quick fixes and helps set you up for long-term wellness success physically, mentally, and emotionally. You'll get daily and weekly emails giving you coaching, mind-blowing info, and challenges to work up to a weekly goal, a symptom and activity tracker worksheet that covers all the wellness bases, recipies, shopping lists, video coaching, and so much more. Use code WANT at checkout for 15% off your order - and act fast, enrollment ends January 10th. Sign up at thewellnessproject.com

Baby One More Time: Extroverts, Introverts, and Turning FOMO to JOMO with Goal Coach Jacki Carr
Dec 14 2018 58 mins  
BABY ONE MORE TIME is the WANTcast’s take on “Greatest Hits” or “Best Of” episodes: conversations that were so awesome the first time around, we needed to bring them back! Missed it the first time around? We’re back with a remastered version. Loved it back in the day? Re-listen and re-love it (and maybe pick up on some gems you didn’t hear when we first aired). Jacki Carr is a goal coach, motivational speaker, and leadership consultant. She has become a highly sought-after pro in her arena who’s helped hundreds of people across the globe not only reach their goals, but actually craft exactly what those goals look like, why they matter, and a path to them that is unique to every single person – personal goals, professional goals, and everything in between. What I love is that Jacki’s not a life coach, and she’s not a therapist, she’s got a passion for GOAL SETTING and ACHIEVING specifically that just exudes from every single thing she does. I found this episode not just uplifting… but action-inspiring. Listening back on this episode made me reflect on my own goals and visions, and how I can use what I’ve been given to make my own unique impact both personally and professionally. I thought about the stages I’ve been through, and what kinds of changes I might want to make in the future. Hopefully, it’ll do the same for you too. Show Notes: Jacki’s site Instagram Facebook Twitter Rock Your Bliss Quiet by Susan CainCreative Start podcast with Jacki igolu Rock Your Bliss on WANT Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

Baby One More Time: Abiola Abrams on Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone + Getting Your Voice Heard
Nov 30 2018 64 mins  
BABY ONE MORE TIME is the WANTcast's take on "Greatest Hits" or "Best Of" episodes: conversations that were so awesome the first time around, we needed to bring them back! Missed it the first time around? We're back with a remastered version. Loved it back in the day? Re-listen and re-love it (and maybe pick up on some gems you didn't hear when we first aired!) ******** Abiola Abrams is an award-winning author, advice columnist, motivational speaker, and certified life coach who has given her life-changing advice on networks from MTV and BET to the Discovery Channel and the BBC, as well as being a popular advice columnist for Essence and on sites like Match.com. Her book The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love won Best Self-Help Book at the African American Literary Awards. As what she calls the “Midwife for Your Inspired Life,” her online empowerment programs help women to answer and rock their callings, by turning self-love to self-launch. She is the founder of the women’s empowerment blog and web series on SacredBombshell.com and the podcast Spiritpreneur School, aka – yes – The Goddess Factory. (and yes, I know. She’s a master at naming things. Just you wait ’till you listen to the episode) I LOVE each twist and turn of this conversation, talking everything from what to do when you feel like other people just don’t quite GET what you’re about yet and sticking to your guns when it seems like everyone else is getting ahead, to getting your voice heard even when other people are trying to manipulate it to their liking along the way. We also talk about being an extroverted introvert and getting swept up in the bigness of whatever’s going on around you, and whether you’re super extroverted or incredibly introverted, how to stay grounded AND enthusiastic even when life is demanding a lot of you (especially when things are really good and borderline overwhelming, which are the times that can sometimes throw us off the most if you’re anything like me). ********** Show Notes: Sacredbombshell.com Gift for WANTcast listeners! Instagram Facebook Twitter The Goddess Factory Spiritpreneur School Say Word! Voices From Hip Hop Theater Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. The more you share, the more Abiola’s message can be heard. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

Baby One More Time: Sarah Britton of My New Roots on Manifesting It All + Waking Up Fully
Nov 16 2018 59 mins  
BABY ONE MORE TIME is the WANTcast's take on "Greatest Hits" or "Best Of" episodes: conversations that were so awesome the first time around, we needed to bring them back! Missed it the first time around? We're back with a remastered version. Loved it back in the day? Re-listen and re-love it (and maybe pick up on some gems you didn't hear when we first aired!) ******** Today’s guest is Sarah Britton – author, holistic nutritionist, certified nutritional practitioner, and artist (you’ll hear why later in the podcast) who’s based in Copenhagen Denmark. She is the creative force behind MY NEW ROOTS, an award-winning food blog featuring original recipes that taste great, look beautiful, and boast incredible health benefits (ps, she’s been doing this since 2007 – so she really is the food blogger OG). In this episode we talk about overcoming obstacles, manifesting things in your life and how important it is to be mindful of what you wish for, how Sarah completely revamped her relationship with food, and three things that ANYONE can do to remove what Sarah calls the fog from your life and wake up FULLY. I’m talking super simple things that don’t involve going to a fancy store, searching for some weird gadget on Amazon, or overhauling your life – these are small tweaks that anybody can make no matter what your lifestyle. Basically, this episode is all about how to realize and actualize how good you’re meant to feel on a day-to-day basis. SHOW NOTES:Order Naturally Nourished now! My New Roots Facebook Instagram Gourmet Print Shop Facebook Instagram Esther Hicks Jessica Murnane on the WANTcastLaura Wright of The First Mess How To DIY Your Own Planned Freak-Out Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out onTwitter, or post it on Instagram. The more you share, the more Sarah’s message can be heard. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!




058: On Fat-Phobia + Changing Your Self-Concept with Patricia Moreno of intenSati
Oct 05 2018 73 mins  
As a fitness star at the top of her field, Patricia Moreno appeared to have it all, but knew she was both living and selling a lie: preaching that diet and exercise were the keys to true happiness, while inside she was suffering under a heavy spell of shame and unworthiness. She knew there was more to life, and made it her mission to find the answer and break that spell for everyone suffering the same as her. After adventures that took her around the world studying, meditating and practicing with gurus and scholars, Patricia created the intenSati Method and began to reshape the fitness industry, and the lives of tens of thousands from the inside-out. Today she's speaking up and calling out the very methods and mindset that she used to be a part of. She is on a mission tear down the body-shaming self-objectifying thin-ideal norms, and show what self love in action truly looks and feels like. In this episode, we talk about Patricia's journey from a girl whose parents put her on a diet at eight years old, to the thought leader, powerhouse, and "Spiritual Fitness" pioneer she is today. You're not going to want to miss a beat. *** Show notes: Website Instagram Facebook intenSati leadership training *** Liked this epiosde and everything WANT is throwing down? Be sure to head on over to the site and SUBSCRIBE to The GOOD Word, WANT's monthly email love letter where you'll get all the posts and pods delivered directly to your email doorstep...plus first dibs on events, workshops, and the stuff I'm WANTing that I think you'll love too. Also head on over to iTunes and subscribe to the show, and leave 5 stars and a review to spread the WANTcast love. Send me a screenshot on Instagram @katiehorwitch so I can shout you out! I apprecite it more than you know - these reviews are the EASIEST way to help WANT grow and help spread the (good) word. *** I'm now on Aaptiv, the #1 audio fitness app! Use code KATIE30 for a free month + 30% off when you sign up after that. I cannot WAIT to workout with you in the way a workout should be: all about fun and fearlessness.


056: On Owning Your Awesome with Tricia Huffman of Your Joyologist
Sep 07 2018 56 mins  
Tricia Huffman's been in the business of real-deal feel-good since way before social media was a thing. And here's what I love most about her: she's all about the rogue affirmations. Most people in the feel-good biz will shower their people with "You Are Beautiful"s and "Abundance Is Yours"s and say see ya. But Tricia? She digs deeper. Tricia Huffman, aka Your Joyologist, is on a mission to inspire you to truly live YOUR life and love yourself through all the ups and downs and curve balls life throws us. While living out her first dream as touring sound engineer she saw that everyone, including the people we think “have it all” don’t feel fulfilled. So she first created her Joyology to keep artists healthy, ground and inspired in body and mind while on tour. She got off the road to make space to become a mother and create her affirmation based product line. She is now a mom of two little girls and works with everyone from Grammy Award winning artists to stay at home moms, to become and commit to the person they know they are capable of being deep down and keep them in integrity with who they want to be in the world, for themselves, and for their families. While this coversation starts with a little bit of a venting session on both our parts, I decided to keep it in because I think it's a GREAT example of productive venting, which is quite different from aimless complaining. Bitching about social media is becoming a "thing" ON social media (lol, the irony), however a lot of what I read simply talks about how annoying and tiring it all is...and places blame on everyone else for the rules we're supposed to follow. But really...who tells us we are "supposed" to follow them? Nope, no one but ourselves. Which leads me to my absolute FAVORITE part of this interview with Tricia: where we dive in and dig deep about how to distance ourselves from our need for validation, and how to take accountability and responsibility even when we feel something is entirely someone else's fault. Tricia knows how it feels to be resistant, and she knows what it means to OWN YOUR AWESOME. But she didn't get there without getting real with herself and examining what was actually getting in her way. Take a listen and let me know what you think! ***we do use a good deal of salty language in this episode*** _______________________________________________ Show Notes: Your Joyologist @yourjoyologist @beingtricia Facebook Own Your Awesome app The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Liked this epiosde and everything WANT is throwing down? Be sure to head on over to the site and SUBSCRIBE to The GOOD Word, WANT's monthly email love letter where you'll get all the posts and pods delivered directly to your email doorstep, plus first dibs on events, workshops, and the stuff I'm WANTing that I think you'll love too. Also head on over to iTunes and subscribe to the show, and leave a review to spread the WANTcast love. I apprecite it more than you know.

055: Making (And Keeping) Goals That Are Actually Right For You (Vs. What Looks Or Sounds Good)
Aug 24 2018 33 mins  
In this episode of the WANTcast, one of our listeners asked to hear about how to make (and keep!) life goals that are realistic and are actually right for you, not just what looks or sounds good or "right." What's right for one person isn't necessarily right for another - and what's unrealistic to one person might be more attainable for you than you think. Some questions to ask yourself, some red flags to look out for, how to figure out goals that work for you, and yes - how to actually go about ACHIEVING them (no bs here, folks). __________ Liked this epiosde and everything WANT is throwing down? Be sure to head on over to the site and SUBSCRIBE to The GOOD Word, WANT's email love letter where you'll get all the posts and pods delivered directly to your email doorstep, plus first dibs on events, workshops, and the stuff I'm WANTing that I think you'll love too. Also head on over to iTunes and subscribe to the show, and leave 5 stars and a review to spread the WANTcast love. I apprecite it more than you know. __________ Today's sponsor is S.W. Basics! This all-natural skincare brand is one of THE. BEST. in the biz - and every single product contains a grand total for five ingredients or less. They're all about simplicity, sustainability, and super-inclusion - no skin-shaming allowed. I'm currently OBSESSED (seriously.) with their new hydrosols aka floral waters, especially the Lavender and Orange Blossom ones. Use code WANT at checkout for 15% off your order at swbasicsofbk.com...and then thank me later.

054: On Publishing A Book, Believing In Yourself + Saving The Planet with Ashlee Piper of Give A Sh*t
Aug 10 2018 67 mins  
Wanna get a book published, but nervous you might not have what it takes? Wanna save the planet, but too busy shaming yourself because you don't know if you even recycle the "right way?" Ashlee Piper's got you covered. Ashlee is an eco-lifestyle journalist, TV personality, and author of the new sustainable living book, Give A Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. Her work has been featured in and she's a regular contributor for Glamour, Refinery29, The Washington Post, NBC, FOX, and more. In this episode, Ashlee breaks down ALL the real-deal step-by-steps of getting a book published by a major publishing house (yep, even if you don't have "connections" or tens of thousands of followers), how an idea can evolve over time to become what it's actually meant to be (everyone needs a first draft in life!), and how we can all do our part, no matter WHAT our life looks like, to give a sh*t and save the world - literally. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes: Website: www.ashleepiper.com Book info: www.ashleepiper.com/book IG: @ashleepiper FB/Twitter: @thelilfoxes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today's sponsor is S.W. Basics! This all-natural skincare brand is one of THE. BEST. in the biz - and every single product contains a grand total for five ingredients or less. They're all about simplicity, sustainability, and super-inclusion - no skin-shaming allowed. I'm currently OBSESSED (seriously.) with their new hydrosols aka floral waters, especially the Lavender and Orange Blossom ones. Use code WANT at checkout for 15% off your order at swbasicsofbk.com...and then thank me later.



052: On Entrepreneurship In The Digital Age + Expanded Consciousness with Ksenia Avdulova of Breakfast Criminals + Woke And Wired Podcast
Jul 13 2018 58 mins  
Ksenia Avdulova is a FORCE to be reckoned with in the digital world. a speaker, social media strategist, and founder of @breakfastcriminals, an award-nominated digital platform known for its influential online presence and offline experiences that merge food and mindfulness. You've probably seen her gorgeous acai and smoothie bowls on Instagram in her signature "heart bowl." Ksenia's conscious social media methodology, Hashtag Mindful, is rooted in the idea that social media is a tool to share our message, expand our success, and create a positive impact. She has been a workshop leader and speaker at the United Nations GirlUp summit and other empowerment-centered events and retreats around the world. Ksenia is also a featured marketing teacher on Skillshare and co-founder of @crystalcriminals. In her podcast, Woke and Wired, Ksenia and her guests have unfiltered conversations about expanded consciousness and entrepreneurship in the digital age. Ksenia has created something REALLY special through Woke and Wired. After binge listening to the first few episodes, I was immediately certain that this is the missing piece we need in a wellness culture that values spirituality over practicality, and a business culture that values the bottom line over looking inside. I am so inspired by these intelligent and nuanced conversations that Ksenia leads with such grace, ease, and mindfulness. There's truly nothing else like it. Whether you're looking to use the internet to build out a business, stumped on how/when to monetize, curious what goes on behind the scenes (and screens) of influencers, or you're just wondering how the heck to stay grounded and centered in our Like!-Post!-Share! culture, this is a conversation you're going to want to come back to over and over again. Grab a pen, take notes, and come hang with us. Show Notes: Woke + Wired Podcast @wokeandwired @wokeandwiredpodcast Breakfast Criminals @breakfastcriminals YouTube @crystalcriminals This episode of the WANTcast is sponsored by LOLA, a female-founded company that believes women shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to feminine care products. Their line of of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and sex products is made by women, for women. Unlike other major brands, LOLA products are 100% natural and easy to feel good about. No BS, mystery fibers, or doubts about what’s going in your bod. Plus, LOLA products come in a simple, customizable subscription. LOLA will deliver exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. Pick your products: Choose from organic cotton tampons, pads, or liners - or add a box of each! Sex by LOLA products are gynecologist-approved to maintain a healthy pH balance (and keep sexytime sexy). The best part? You do good with your purchase. For every purchase, LOLA donates feminine care products to homeless shelters across the U.S. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter promo code WANT when you subscribe!

051: On Going All In, Risk Tolerance, and Getting Out From Behind The Shadows with Amber Rae
Jun 29 2018 54 mins  
Today's guest is author, speaker, and artist Amber Rae, author of Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear And Doubt To Unlock Your Full Potential. Amber guides you to dialogue with the self-sabateur that is Worry, uncover the ways your unexplored emotions are leading you to numb out/procrastinate/hold yourself back, and access your inner wisdom to reach your full potential. In this episode we talk about going from behind the scenes to out in front as a creative, how to know when you’re on the right track, how to distinguish between signs from the universe and stories youre fabricating, how to know when fear is leading the way, making a living through creativity and the many ways that can manifest, what it means and looks like to live out your truth, and so much more. If you've been waiting for a sign - then maybe this episode is it. ~~~~~~~~~~ Show Notes: Website Choose Wonder Over Worry Buy the book! Twitter Instagram Danielle Beinstein's astrology post Dhru Purohit Phoebe Lapine on the WANTcast ~~~~~~~~~ Our sponsor this week is Franklin and Whitman, an all-natural, plant based, cruelty free skincare line with a mission to make your skin AND the world a better, kinder place. Frank + Whit donates 5% of all sales to various rescue dog organizations. Try some of my favorites - their Cleansing Serum, their Oak Lane face mask, their dry shampoo - and more. Be sure to use the code WANT at checkout for 20% off your entire order at franklinandwhitman.com.

050: Dealing With Jealousy + Wanting What You Don’t Have
Jun 15 2018 16 mins  
Reframing and reworking jealousy has been a GAME CHANGER for me. I'm highly sensitive, so jealousy isn't just wanting what I don't have: it's also feeling BAD about wanting it, feeling GUILTY for spending time wanting it, and feeling like a lame person for focusing on it instead of focusing on "uplifting others." It sends me into a shame spiral, and I don't get anything done when I'm in a shame spiral. There' a saying that goes “Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to.” And it’s true: without a sense of control over your own jealousy, it pushes people away, squelches opportunity, and is one of the most effective forms of self-sabotage. Yet learning to harness your jealousy can actually inform you of an important missing link, the most important element in any relationship. On today's episode, I'm going to share a few strategies that have worked for me. Find yourself prey to your own jealous mind? Here’s what to do. ~~~~~ Show Notes: Episode post - leave a comment here I Am Still Learning: On Leaving Your Job Sign up for The (Good) Word Read the transcript of this episode here (if that’s more your thang) Our sponsor this week is Franklin and Whitman, an all-natural, plant based, cruelty free skincare line with a mission to make your skin AND the world a better, kinder place. Frank + Whit donates 5% of all sales to various rescue dog organizations. Try some of my favorites - their Cleansing Serum, their Oak Lane face mask, their dry shampoo - and more. Be sure to use the code WANT at checkout for 20% off your entire order at franklinandwhitman.com.

049: On Making Your Mess Your Message with Kate Van Horn
Jun 01 2018 65 mins  
May was Mental Health Awareness Month - but just because the month is over doesn't mean we should stop talking about it. I can't think of a better guest to remind us of this: someone who is a prime example of taking your pain and trauma and turning it into something that can help and empower others. Kate is a wellness blogger, yoga instructor and entrepreneur based in Philadelphia. Kate promotes health through mindful living, intuitive movement, food freedom and a body positive message. After recovering from an eating disorder and experiencing childhood trauma, Kate chose to heal through community. She now shares her story with her audience in hopes of about building a community centered in authenticity and radical self love. (Kate is also a dog mom, lover of matcha lattes and anything "woo woo", from crystals to astrology and tarot.) Kate is the co-founder of a wellness events business, The GOOD Festival, which hosts festivals, retreats and workshops nationally. Kate was recently names 1 of 25 Influential Women to Watch in Wellness by Yogiapproved.com and her story and writing have been featured in mindbodygreen, Yoga Digest and Thoughtfully Magazine. This episode is AMAZING for anyone who wants to build a community of like-minded people sans the BS (whether in-person or online), interested in creating serial success instead of being a one-hit-wonder, loves wellness but is looking for a little more substance than what's on-trend, is curious as to how wellness practices can ACTUALLY heal past wounds and trauma...and, speaking of trauma, anyone who has either experienced trauma in their past that might be holding them back, or knows someone who is still working through their own trauma and might not even recognize it. So grateful to Kate for sharing so much of herself and being so willing to talk about some sensitive subjects. (Note: we do not go into graphic detail, but if you have experienced trauma or abuse, please be mindful that we DO talk about these subjects. We make sure we don't speak in a triggering way, but everyone is different - you know yourself best.) Show Notes: Website Instagram The GOOD Fest Jessica Murnane on the WANTcast (and here!) Katie Dalebout on the WANTcast Talia Pollock on the WANTcast Getting Curious by Jonathan Van Ness Christina Rice National Alliance on Mental Illness Dialectical Behavioral Therapy . . This episode of the WANTcast is so graciously sponsored by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box that includes full-sized beauty, fitness fashion and lifestyle products and TRULY DELIVERS. Use code WANT for $10 off your first box (so $39.99 for super-quality stuff...usually valued at $200, such a steal!) at fabfitfun.com . . If you liked this show, make sure to sign up for The (Good) Word, weekly WANT tips, tools, and resources to shift around your negative self talk patterns. Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave a five-star review if you’re feeling it, so that iTunes knows to get it into people’s ears AND so that future guests can get excited when I approach them to be on the pod. All that stuff helps the algorythms and goes a long way, plus, I love knowing what you’re enjoying and why, so I can give you more of it!

048: Circumstantial Happiness
May 18 2018 26 mins  
How many times throughout the week do we play the “If Only” game? Think: If only I had a higher budget, I could afford that apartment/car/clothing/etc. If only I had a tech team, I could crush the online game. If only I looked like that, I could avoid feeling like this. If Onlys hold us in a loop of constant longing; constantly believing that our happiness is way far out of reach. Positive affirmations don’t cut it without a solid base to make them work. And for most of us, it’s marathon-level difficult to “affirmation” our way out of a feeling like worthlessness, shame, or lack that cuts super deep. If Onlys can get us feeling downer than down, and at their worst, stop us from taking any proactive action in our lives. This episode is all about how to move PAST the If Onlys and get back on a proactive path that's also pragmatic for where you are in this very moment. ***** This episode of the WANTcast is sponsored by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box that truly delivers. Use code WANT for $10 off your first box ($39.99, such a steal!) at http://www.fabfitfun.com ***** If you liked this show, make sure to sign up at womenagainstnegativetalk.com for weekly WANT tips, tools, and resources to shift around your negative self talk patterns. Be sure to subscribe in itunes and leave a five-star review if you’re feeling it, so that iTunes knows to get it into people’s ears AND so that future guests can get excited when I approach them to be on the pod. All that stuff helps the algorythms and goes a long way, plus, I love knowing what you’re enjoying and why, so I can give you more of it!

047: On White-Knuckling Through Life + Wellness Real-Talk with Talia Pollock of Party In My Plants
May 04 2018 54 mins  
Today’s guest is my dear friend Talia Pollock, blogger, holistic health coach, plant-based chef, comedian, and creator of Party In My Plants. Party In My Plants is a platform and podcast that proves to people that becoming happier and healthier doesn't have to suck. Through her humorous and honest approach to healthy living, she inspires, instructs and empowers people to take small steps to transform their lives and take the HELL out of HEALTHY. She’s currently writing her first cookbook, which will be published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin, and I could not be prouder to call her my pal. I’ve learned so much from her when it comes to engaging an audience, staying true to who you are, and making the serious stuff feel a lot more fun and accessible. In this episode we talk the business side of podcasting/blogging/coaching and our advice to newbies, Talia’s plant party journey, our beef (or should I say, our tofu??) our beef with the commodification of the wellness industry, the link between wellness pros and food or body images and the stuff to be mindful of if that IS your story (it was with me), and so much more. I had so much fun with her and was on a high for the rest of the day, and know you will be too. Here’s Talia! ***** Party In My Plants Instagram Facebook YouTube Party In My Plants Podcast ***** This episode of the WANTcast is sponsored by FabFitFun, the seasonal subscription box that truly delivers. Use code WANT for $10 off your first box ($39.99, such a steal!) at http://www.fabfitfun.com ***** If you liked this show, make sure to sign up at womenagainstnegativetalk.com for weekly WANT tips, tools, and resources to shift around your negative self talk patterns. Be sure to subscribe in itunes and leave a five-star review if you’re feeling it, so that iTunes knows to get it into people’s ears AND so that future guests can get excited when I approach them to be on the pod. All that stuff helps the algorythms and goes a long way, plus, I love knowing what you’re enjoying and why, so I can give you more of it!

046: I Make Money Moves (How To NOT Freak Out Over Your Bank Account)
Apr 20 2018 23 mins  
It’s very likely that if the thought of checking your bank account balance makes you break out in cold sweats, you’ve got quite a few people around you who are reinforcing this. Family, friends, coworkers, media personalities, Money Shame is everywhere. Just like Casual Negativity, money problems can be a way of bonding with others: commiserating over how expensive something is or how you really can’t afford such-and-such or UGH taxes amiright?? It can be a relief to know that you’re not alone…but it can also be damaging if you’re not devising a game plan to shift into a more positive and proactive reality. Here are some tools to break out of financial fears, shift into a rich mentality, and stay…shall we say…ACCOUNTABLE.Let’s talk about CENTS, baby. Or for a more current pop culture pun…LET'S MAKE MONEY MOVES! ~~~~~ Need this episode in a bookmark-able version? Read it here: How To Not Freak Out Over Your Bank Account~~~~~ This Episode Is Sponsored By: 4 Weeks To Wellness The 4 Weeks To Wellness program is a plan that ditches quick fixes and helps set you up for long-term wellness success physically, mentally, and emotionally. It's all about finding - REALLY finding - what works for you, putting your wellness puzzle together, and finding a way to do right by your body without giving up your life. It's for anyone looking to make healthy changes (but lacking the framework and structure to actually make them happen) is gonna love this. Added bonus, Phoebe has personal experience with autoimmune diseases, thyroid issues, SIBO, Hashimoto's - so if you do, too, Phoebe might be the accessible coach and cheerleader you need. It all happens online and is completely up to you how fast or slow you go. ****Enrollment closes TONIGHT, APRIL 20TH, so go to thewellnessproject.com to sign up - use the code WANT for 15% off, AND be sure to enter The WANTcast in the How Did You Hear About Us section.*** If you liked this epiosde and everything WANT is throwing down, be sure to head on over to the site and SUBSCRIBE to The GOOD Word, WANT's weekly email love letter where you'll get all the posts and pods delivered directly to your email doorstep, plus first dibs on events, workshops, and the stuff I'm WANTing each week that I think you'll love too. Also head on over to iTunes and subscribe, and leave some stars and a review to spread the WANTcast love, I apprecite it more than you know.

045: On Switching Gears + Embracing Your You-ness with Rachel Winard of Soapwalla
Apr 06 2018 50 mins  
Today's guest started her business from her own personal experience with autoimmune disease. Rachel Winard is the founder of Soapwalla, a indie skincare brand based in Brooklyn that prides itself on being pure, effective and trustworthy. The all-female company is based in Gowanus in a converted canning factory - so cool. After discovering that she had systemic lupus (an autoimmune illness that led to skin irritations), Rachel started creating products that wouldn't irritate her skin. Today Soapwalla is a globally sold and recognized brand, and truly one of the OGs when it comes to the world of natural beauty. Soapwalla is proudly an LGBTQ-run business, an active advocate of gay and women's rights, and works on getting customers involved too. In this episode we talk about Rachel's crazy career journey from music to where she is now, how to advocate for a more inclusive and just world in both business and life, our mutual love for kind of unexpected things (like dinosaurs) and so much more. She is such a calming force and at the same time, so bright and effervescent - a friend of mine likes to say that certain people are like the "bubbles in champagne" and that's definitely the case with Rachel. This Episode Is Sponsored By: 4 Weeks To Wellness The 4 Weeks To Wellness program is a plan that ditches quick fixes and helps set you up for long-term wellness success physically, mentally, and emotionally. It's all about finding - REALLY finding - what works for you, putting your wellness puzzle together, and finding a way to do right by your body without giving up your life. It's for anyone looking to make healthy changes (but lacking the framework and structure to actually make them happen) is gonna love this. Added bonus, Phoebe has personal experience with autoimmune diseases, thyroid issues, SIBO, Hashimoto's - so if you do, too, Phoebe might be the accessible coach and cheerleader you need. It all happens online and is completely up to you how fast or slow you go. Enrollment is open from now till April 20th, so go to thewellnessproject.com to sign up - use the code WANT for 15% off, AND be sure to enter The WANTcast in the How Did You Hear About Us section. If you liked this epiosde and everything WANT is throwing down, be sure to head on over to the site and SUBSCRIBE to The GOOD Word, WANT's weekly email love letter where you'll get all the posts and pods delivered directly to your email doorstep, plus first dibs on events, workshops, and the stuff I'm WANTing each week that I think you'll love too. Also head on over to iTunes and subscribe, and leave some stars and a review to spread the WANTcast love, I apprecite it more than you know. SHOW NOTES: Soapwalla Instagram Facebook Twitter Rachel's dino office ACLU Call Your Representative 4 Weeks To Wellness


044: Staying Sane On Social Media (WITHOUT Disconnecting)
Mar 23 2018 21 mins  
I know. Social media can be frustrating for me, too. And I can't count how many times I've heard my friends say they're going on a digital detox or post a #DeleteFacebook hashtag (especially after all the drama of this week in particular; I'm looking at you Cambridge Analytica). But the thing is, going cold turkey DOESN'T REWRITE our bad habits. If you're listening to the WANTcast, you're probably already pretty mindful IRL. You’re present in your conversations, you live for the now, and you’re all about savoring the moment. But here’s the hard reality: social media, smartphones, and being in-somewhat-constant-contact are not the exception anymore, they’re the norm. Facebook or #DeleteFacebook, there will ALWAYS be some new platform for us to use and abuse. Whether you’re looking to grow your business or are the average social media user catching up on cute baby/puppy pics and posting funny memes, the social media overwhelm factor is loud and proud and REAL. It’s not just that social media is a distraction – it’s that it makes us question how true our truths really are. Today on the WANTcast, a few solid social media tips + strategies to follow (ha, no pun intended) so you can have your life and post it, too. ______________________ Like this episode? I’m so glad! Sign up for The (Good) Word, WANT’s weekly email love letter, at womenagainstnegativetalk.com, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews and five-stars, the more our message is spread!), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

043: On Woke Wellness, Feminist Fitness, Having Hard Conversations, and The History of "Happiness" with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Mar 09 2018 62 mins  
Today's guest is one of the coolest chicks I know (and you too, soon!), and a conversation that's a LONG time coming: scholar/writer/teacher/activist Natalia Mehlman Petrzela. Natalia is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture and is currently writing a book on American fitness culture. She is the author of Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture, and the co-host of Past Present Podcast, a show that turns hindsight into foresight by examining what's going on in America today through a historical lens. Natalia is Associate Professor of History at The New School, a co-founder of wellness education program Healthclass 2.0 and a Premiere Leader of intenSati, a fitness class that combines cardio with positive affirmations to make the ultimate uplifting workout. In this episode we talk about (and, we go there) gun violence and talking to kids about what's going on in an "appropriate" way, where a quest for happiness and "following your bliss" really came from and if it's actually serving us, making wokeness more than a gimmick, locker room talk (no, not in THAT way), feminism/activism's place in the wellness industry, and so, SO much more. Show Notes: Website Past Present Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Choose Love, Not Fear in 2013 How “Empowered” Speech About Your Body Might Mask The Same Old Issues Derek Beres (introduced us!) Gerren Liles (asked an awesome question!) Like this episode? I’m so glad! Sign up for The (Good) Word, WANT’s weekly email group, at womenagainstnegativetalk.com, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews and five-stars, the more our message is spread), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram (and tag Katie and I so we can send you love!). Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!


041: On Conquering Change (When You Don't Like Change) + Making Wellness Intersectional with Katie Dalebout
Feb 09 2018 69 mins  
We're back in action, baby!! I can’t think of a better guest to kick off Season Three (which, by the way, will be 20 episodes and now run every other week instead of every three weeks) than author and host Katie Dalebout. In this episode, Katie and I talk about major transitions, navigating change (when you don’t have a high threshold for change), moving across the country and what it’s taught us, why constant growth and goal-chasing isn’t always a good thing, the value in doing what doesn’t feel like yourself, and so much more (including a topic I was really excited to dive into with her: INTERSECTIONAL WELLNESS). Katie is the host of the Let It Out Podcast and the author of Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling (Hay House 2016). Katie is a writer and podcast host focusing on self-care, self-awareness, and self-expression for the greater good. Through her speaking and writing, she aims to help people develop a positive image of their bodies by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their physicality. Show Notes: Katie Dalebout InstagramFacebook Let It Out podcast Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling The GOOD Fest The Dreams We Woke Up From: Navigating transitions on WANT Like this episode? I'm so glad! Sign up for The (Good) Word, WANT's weekly email group, at womenagainstnegativetalk.com, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews and five-stars, the more our message is spread), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram (and tag Katie and I so we can send you love!). Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!






036: The Recovery Myth Part 3 - Nathaniel V. Dust, Breathwork For Recovery
Aug 30 2017 55 mins  
Today, I'm diving in and digging DEEP with Nathaniel V. Dust, healer and founder of Breathwork For Recovery. Nathaniel has worked as a professional healer for almost a decade, using the power of a person’s breath as a catalyst for positive changes in clients’ lives. Equipped with an arsenal of techniques – with a special focus on breathwork – Nathaniel has helped thousands of people process trauma, disarm negative thought patterns, and maintain healthy and happy relationships with themselves and loved ones. And while his specialty IS working with treatment centers, it's not just substance abusers or people with eating disorders who are changed by his work: Nathaniel’s client base ranges from those seeking relief from everyday anxiety to people suffering from severe emotional and physical trauma who are desperate for help. Which is why I truly feel this episode is a MUST-LISTEN for everyone. Nathaniel will BLOW YOUR MIND with his dissection of trauma, his detailed account of his own recovery, and some alternative forms of therapy you might not have ever know existed (one word: HORSES). Also important: we talk about how to be acutely aware of your recovery journey, and if and when and HOW you can help others who are stuggling if you are still in the thick of it. If you feel unsettled trauma in your body...if you ever wondered if there was another way to heal...if you have ever been in a toxic relationship or known someone who has...then this is the episode you're meant to hear today. Show notes: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Breathwork For Recovery Equine therapy The 7 biggest recovery myths Lynn Chen on The Recovery Myth Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself! Know someone who might need this miniseries? Forward it along and let them know you care. Know someone who might be able to contribute something unique to the conversation? I’d LOVE to meet them. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS GONE THROUGH AN ED/ADDICTION/SUBSTANCE ABUSE (**AND HAVE SUCCESSFULLY RECOVERED), OR ARE AN EXPERT IN THE FIELD, shoot me an email at [email protected] and we can get to talking.



033: On Cool Girls, Wellness Experiments, and Finding Answers (Without Blowing Your Budget) w/ Phoebe Lapine
Jun 27 2017 73 mins  
Today’s guest is Phoebe Lapine, food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, and speaker here in NYC. On her award-winning blog, Feed Me Phoebe, she shares recipes for healthy comfort food and insights about balanced lifestyle choices beyond what’s on your plate. Her newly released book, The Wellness Project, chronicles her journey with Hashimotos Thyroiditis and how she finally found the middle ground between health and hedonism by making one lifestyle change, one month at a time. I have got to say that I was on a little reading freeze for a few months – I know – not ideal – and when I received Phoebe’s book I literally read about 150 pages in one sitting. Not only is she such a personal, down-to-earth writer, but she truly makes each chapter, or wellness experiment, so accessible for anyone no matter where they are on their health and happiness journey. In this episode we talk about why getting a diagnosis by a doctor is only a small part of the equation, fighting for answers without blowing your entire paycheck, the “cool girl” trope in society, living up to other people’s expectations of you and SO MUCH more. Phoebe and I met through a mutual friend a couple months ago, and I am so happy to be introducing you to her today. Show Notes: Feed Me Phoebe The Wellness Project Instagram Facebook Twitter The Wellness Project Tour The National Gourmet Institute Dinner (scroll down - get tickets!) All of Phoebe's Stews This week’s WANTcast is sponsored by GOOD: A Wellness Festival. GOOD is an all-day event created to ignite your passion for wellness and inspire you to achieve your GOOD life. I’ll be speaking at and MCing GOOD in Los Angeles on February 3rd, 2017 – use code WANT10 to snag $10 off your ticket. I can’t wait to see you there!

032: A Creative Gal's Guide To The Daily Grind
Jun 06 2017 17 mins  
On one hand... you’ve got creativity running through your bloodstream. You think outside the box and see the world as one big art project waiting to happen. Whether you’re the kind of creative who writes, draws, sings, sews, photographs, or simply has a right-brained mind that just won’t quit, you have a unique way of looking at life that serves you in any situation. On the other hand... a girl’s gotta eat. Five (or more) days a week, you do the work to pay the bills, and have a job you’re plugging away at – maybe even a full-blown career you’re carving out for yourself. You’re no stranger to the so-called daily grind: the traffic-jammed commute, the stressors of your job, the responsibilities that loom over your head as you hustle at work. Whether you are in love with your job or are just trying to get by, there’s one thing most creative types have in common when it comes to the daily grind: do I have to give up my identity as an artist just to fit in? Just because you’re a working girl doesn’t mean that you have to squash your creative impulses. If you’re not used to singing your own praises, this is a really good time to start: you have a special, visionary way of viewing the world that not only serves you, but serves all those around you. Whether your daily grind is in an artistic field or not, here are four ways to honor your creative work, your 9-5 work…and still end the day feeling like you can do it all, just as you are. Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews, the more these stories and lessons can be found by others who need them!), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

031: On Body Memories, Gut Feelings, and The Taboo Therapy You're Not Supposed To Talk About w/ Somatic Healer Pamela Samuelson
May 09 2017 62 mins  
*This episode is for mature audiences only* One day back in early January, I saw a post from today's guest that said something unnerving: that every single woman she'd worked on (she's a bodyworker) since November had experienced some sort of trauma related to the election. Obviously I knew I needed to talk to her on the WANTcast. This got me thinking about not only the political climate, but trauma in general. How we deal with it, how it lives in the body, and maybe the very most mind-boggling, how many times we don't even know it's there. Trauma isn't always a car accident or violence. Trauma can take on many forms. So how does that impact us on a daily basis? And do we even realize it? In this season of the WANTcast, I am determined to be a little bit bolder and expose you to different stories, ideas, techniques, tricks, methods, and practices that are helping others move forward fearlessly in their lives and can maybe do the same for you - or at the very least, which is not something to take lightly, get you thinking outside the box. Some of them might be sort of familiar. Some of them might blow your mind. Some might be toeing the line of what is "acceptable" to talk about and what isn't. Today's episode with bodyworker Pamela Samuelson details ALL of the above. From how trauma lives in the body to what YOU can do to let go of negative energy to the taboo form of therapy that even I was a little nervous to talk about when Pam brought it up to me....we really go there. Show Notes: Embodywork.LA website Facebook The Institute for Core EnergeticsDr. Vincent MediciHugh Milne and Visionary Craniosacral WorkCarol Downer and The Federation for Feminist Women’s HealthcareThe Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy


029: On Being Healthy-ish + Building A Brand (And Life) With Lasting, Long-Term Value with Derek Flanzraich of Greatist
Mar 21 2017 60 mins  
Do you ever feel like everyone else is running circles around you while you're walking through quicksand toward success? If you're like me, you're probably nodding your head vigorously, right? I thought so. Whether it's business success, achieving that ever-elusive "healthy lifestyle," or making an impact in the world, the pressure to perform is real. A lot of times I find myself all tied up in mixed messages: one day someone's telling me to do what works for me, the next day they're telling me a $500 supplement is the answer to all my problems. One day I'm encouraged to go slow and steady, the next I'm being sold a recipe for overnight success. My life naturally ebbs and flows - sometimes I'm in periods of fast growth and rapid success, but most of the time it's about those small shifts or baby steps. So when websites, blogs, celebrities, influencers, etc etc etc etc tell me one thing but show me another, it can begin to feel like there's this pressure to keep up. Especially in the "health and wellness" space. The one site I have always turned to for no-bs advice that actually works for me and respects who I am is Greatist. It's a website and media company that truly talks the walk and walks the talk of living a healthy, happy life in a realistic, authentic, true-to-you way. Have a little too much to drink this weekend? That's cool, we'll help you feel better. No time for a workout today - like, really, no time? Don't stress about it. Having trouble at work or making friends as an adult? We feel you. Greatist never judges, has always "been there too," and never pretends like we need to overhaul our life to make it what we want it to be. I've been die-hard obsessed with Greatist since they launched in 2011 - you'll hear more about why in today's episode. I know a lot of brands say they're all about this...but Greatist is one of the only ones that actually means what they say. It's not about being the healthiest all the time, it's about being healthy-ish. And as today's WANTcast guest told me, it's not about being the greatest all the time. It's about working on greatness like an artist works on art. It's about being a great-ist. Derek Flanzraich is an entrepreneur on a mission to give everyone a healthyish attitude. He is the CEO & Founder of Greatist, a next-generation media startup working to make healthy living cool and build the first truly trusted healthy living brand for this generation. Derek's been building brands and organizations that last since his dog-walking business at 10 years old, so he knows a thing or two about what it takes to create something with long-term value and meaning. I love our conversation so much. In this episode, Derek and I talk about building a brand that lasts, taking hits and making compromises, and the gaping hole in the health and wellness industry that led Derek to found Greatist. We also talk about the state of masculinity, the future of gender neutrality, the three things anyone can do to live a "healthy-ish" life, and why health and wellness can't just begin and end with food or exercise. We had a blast together - he is truly a WANT Man through and through. So down to earth, so genuine, and so the embodiment of this brand he's created. I mean, anyone that can play Drake-related games with me and not think I'm a crazy person is an A+ human being in my book. Don't ask. Just take a listen.


028: On Fixing Others, Food Issues, Forgiveness + Feeling Fly As F**k (No Matter What) with Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant
Feb 28 2017 64 mins  
If you've been following along with WANT for a while, you're probably already familiar with who I'm about to introduce you to - at the very least just because I talk about her all. the. time. Today's guest is Jessica Murnane, wellness advocate, podcast host, and creator of the One Part Plant movement. She's the author of a brand new cookbook, One Part Plant, and the host of two wildly successful podcasts: One Part Podcast and The Cookbook Deal. After being diagnosed with endometriosis and receiving a pretty crazy ultimatum from her doctors, Jessica decided to try overhauling her diet to see if she could heal herself naturally. Fast forward to today, and Jessica now has zero of those debilitating endometriosis symptoms and follows a full-on plant based diet. If Jessica looks familiar, it might be because she’s been on WANT before. First in an interview, next on the tenth episode of the WANTcast, and then lots of guest appearances here and there as she's become a dear friend and a person I feel is truly out there changing the world, on and off-line. In Episode 10, Jessica talked about her brand new cookbook deal, and we casually mentioned her coming back to do a "Part Two" episode... WELP, little did we know how much could happen in just one year. I won't ruin it for you, but I'll just say her newest podcast's subtitle is "Also, The Weirdest Year Of My Life." That should say it all. I knew we'd have a lot of ground to cover, but what we ended up talking about most actually wasn't the year or the cookbook - it was everything else in between. Her candor, humor, and heart are hallmarks of why her OPP peeps adore her so much...and why her cookbook became a #1 New Release on Amazon after only a day. A DAY. One Part Plant is so much more than a cookbook - it's a memoir slash self-help guide slash ode to all the reasons eating "one part plant" can enhance your life from the inside out. Think I'm exaggerating? Check it out and we can start a little OPP cooking club from afar. This episode's title could have been the longest thing ever, because we truly covered so much good ground. In this episode we talk about caring about being "cool" vs just liking what you like, food issues and Jessica's past with not just what put in her body but how she viewed her body, toxic relationships and the need to "fix" others, her relationship with her husband and what makes a healthy relationship in general (especially when you come from having body/food/fixer issues), the crazy way her new Cookbook Deal podcast panned out, asking for what you need personally, professionally, and financially, her beef with people who say they're "too old" for things, the barometer to use when you're deciding whether to say yes or no to a project...oh my goodness, I should probably just stop there so you can listen for yourself. I'm honored to have her on the WANTcast again and pumped to see what she does next... Oh, and just for some context: we begin this episode discussing something her husband does for her every year on her birthday: an eight-day lead-up entitled "Murnanukkah." --- Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews, the more Jessica’s message is spread), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

027: On Education, Immigration, and The Power Of Conversation with Brenda Gonzalez of Tamarindo
Jan 31 2017 46 mins  
We all have a story of moving forward fearlessly on a big or small scale. Some of us are in the middle of our own right now - and I want to learn about them all. So instead of reading a crapton (I have been) and learning in just a few months what seems like more than I did in an entire year of school (also true) and then regurgitating the information to you (down to do that!), I thought I'd do what I would want to listen to right now: talk to someone who knows a lot more about this stuff than I do and has personally experienced it firsthand. Brenda Gonzalez is co-host and co-creator of Tamarindo, a socially conscious podcast she hosts with her friend, Luis Octavio. Together, Luis and Brenda discuss politics, food, music and life through a Latino lense. Recommended by NPR's Latino USA, they interview comedians, artist, activist, and those that want to shake things up in their community. Brenda has over 15 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, most recently with a national Latino civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza - which is the country's largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization. She is also the Board Chair of Los Angeles Education Partnership, an education nonprofit working in high poverty communities to foster great schools. Bonus points - she's my former neighbor! In the episode we talk about Brenda's experience coming into the United States from Mexico as a four year old, the complications that come with wanting to become a citizen (or even just go to school!), how she began working with non-profits, and how a dark diagnosis in her family led them to the lives they are leading today. We also talk Brenda's experience at the Women's March in Washington D.C, the power of simply having conversations, and what YOU can do to make a difference in your own community even if you don't have a background in politics or civil rights. This is a must-listen, must-share...all the musts.




023: On Confronting Fear, Fighting The Good Fight + The Return Of Chivalry with Danielle Beinstein
Nov 22 2016 56 mins  
For this episode, I wanted to talk what's going on post-election - but I didn't want to simply have a conversation about how scary things are over and over. I think that we've all had enough of that. I wanted to have an in-depth conversation with someone who could speak to the nitty-gritty details and logistics of it all way more than I could...someone who (preferably) had an inside look into politics, and also (preferably) was in the business of mindfulness. Because in order to change minds and change lives, we can't speak in vague terms. We need to be able to articulate why exactly things are as terrifying as they are, and we need to be solution oriented and determined to mobilize in a way that works for us. I knew that Danielle Beinstein would be the perfect person to have this kind of conversation with. Dani is a meditation teacher and astrologer in Los Angeles - and go figure, also has a background in politics! You might remember her from Episode Two, which is still one of the most downloaded episodes...so if you haven't listened to that definitely put it on your to do list. In this episode, we dive into what's going on in the country, we explore why exactly this is so terrifying (like, actually break it down, not just get worked up about it being terrifying and get ourselves more and more anxious along with you), what we need to know about the way our government is set up, what astrology has to say about this time in history (it's mind-blowing), the dangers of "spiritual bypass," what we can do about it all, and how to talk to those who might have different viewpoints than we do. It's the perfect episode to air right before Thanksgiving and the holiday season kicks - a time during which you might be spending time with people who not only have different views than your own, but with people you usually don't have emotional, impassioned conversations with in the first place. Plus Dani has a fascinating theory on the return of chivalry, and what men's role is during this incredibly fascinating time. I'm so pumped about this conversation and know I'll be listening multiple times to really soak it in. And I was there in the first place!

022: On Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone + Getting Your Voice Heard with Abiola Abrams
Nov 01 2016 60 mins  
Abiola Abrams is an award-winning author, advice columnist, motivational speaker, and certified life coach who has given her life-changing advice on networks from MTV and BET to the Discovery Channel and the BBC, as well as being a popular advice columnist for Essence and on sites like Match.com. Her book The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love won Best Self-Help Book at the African American Literary Awards. As what she calls the "Midwife for Your Inspired Life," her online empowerment programs help women to answer and rock their callings, by turning self-love to self-launch. She is the founder of the women’s empowerment blog and web series on SacredBombshell.com and the podcast Spiritpreneur School, aka The Goddess Factory. (and yes, I know. She's a master at naming things. Just you wait 'till you listen to the episode) Flashback for context: seven years ago, I was going through a huge life shift. Or, rather, I was about to go through a huge life shift - I just didn't know it yet. I had just moved to Venice Beach, gotten a steady job at one of my favorite fitness studios, finally gotten over a rough breakup, and was starting to feel more like myself than ever. I was starting to realize that maybe the life I'd planned out for myself wasn't the life I was really supposed to lead...and instead of being scary, that glimmer of a thought was actually starting to feel freeing. Basically, all of my channels were open for change - I just didn't know what was coming next. It was also around this time I started running. Every week, I'd lace up my New Balances and drive to the long stretch of grass along Ocean Avenue and just go. I'd call them my thinking runs: the time that was just for me, where I could zone out and tune into what my heart was really saying. One day before a thinking run, I was looking for a way to tune into the radio show I'd been listening to on my drive over (I miss the car radio in NYC!) and came across these new things called "podcasts." My first observation? There weren't a lot of female hosts. Finally, I found one. The Goddess Factory by Abiola Abrams. Looked promising. I could get down with goddess talk. Well, I ended up becoming HOOKED. I found Abiola's enthusiastic yet no-bs outlook on life just the type of inspiration I needed. It felt like she wasn't just talking directly TO me, but like she was a friend who was giving me permission to be as passionate, deep, silly, funny, and BIG as I wanted to be. It was just what I needed to catapult me into the next stage of my life, which ultimately, has led me right here. It sounds kinda cheesy to say I couldn't have done it without her, but honestly - I couldn't have done it without her. I LOVE each twist and turn of this conversation, talking everything from what to do when you feel like other people just don't quite GET what you're about yet and sticking to your guns when it seems like everyone else is getting ahead, to getting your voice heard even when other people are trying to manipulate it to their liking along the way. We also talk about being an extroverted introvert and getting swept up in the bigness of whatever's going on around you, and whether you're super extroverted or incredibly introverted, how to stay grounded AND enthusiastic even when life is demanding a lot of you (especially when things are really good and borderline overwhelming, which are the times that can sometimes throw us off the most if you're anything like me). We seriously could have talked for ages - you'll hear, her energy and genuine enthusiasm are infectious. Make sure you download this one everywhere you listen to podcasts, because you're gonna wanna go back and re-listen later. I know I will.

021: On Adrenaline Addiction + Forging Your Own Path with Jordan Younger of The Balanced Blonde
Oct 11 2016 57 mins  
Chances are, you've heard of Jordan Younger, aka "The Balanced Blonde." Maybe it's because of her best-selling book, Breaking Vegan. Maybe it's because of her lifestyle blog that's literally read by thousands of people worldwide weekly. Maybe it's because of her adorable clothing line, or uber-popular social media channels... ...Or maybe it's because you saw her on virtually every morning news circuit two years ago, when she "came out" to her readers saying her intense focus on healthy, vegan living had spiraled her into an eating disorder. One that had zero to do with veganism but everything to do with the way she was using the label to mask her unnatural obsession with eating as "pure" as possible. And one that, subsequently, made her the target of intense hate and even death threats from people convinced that she was speaking ill of the vegan community. In reality, nothing could have been farther from the truth - or the real Jordan behind the news headlines and blog posts. Only 26 years old (as of today! Happy Birthday, Jordan!), Jordan's transition from The Blonde Vegan (her former blog name) to The Balanced Blonde made her a wellness "It Girl" virtually overnight. She's managed to navigate both the highest highs and lowest lows of being in the public eye with grace, humor, and integrity, all while unapologetically being, well, herself. She is bubbly like champagne, kind to the core, and just as enthusiastic about championing others' success as she is when it comes to pursuing her own. She takes her work seriously but takes reactions in stride, and treats each person she meets like a new friend in the making. In a scene that's becoming almost overly-saturated with a wellness-elite vibe, Jordan is a breath of fresh air and true authenticity. After years of "knowing" each other from afar and running in so many of the same circles, Jordan and I finally got to met at the WANT Moving Forward Fearlessly event back in April. She crushed it (check out the recap here). And she's become a cherished friend ever since. What I love about Jordan is that she doesn't apologize for being who she is, and she doesn't tailor herself to fit other people's liking. We share countless similarities - from our history with Orthorexia to our blogging backgrounds to our Libra birthdays - and I know I can always speak candidly to her about both the exciting moments and, well, b.s. that comes along with starting up your own purpose project from scratch. The thing about Jordan is that while she’s gotten a lot of outward success in a relatively short amount of time, what impresses me the most about her is how completely transparent she is about her journey getting there, how she was feeling at the time, and how she currently navigates the extremes that come with both being a highly creative and driven person. It’s a lot easier to take risks and pivot when you’re lesser known or just starting out at whatever you’re doing, but once you’ve got all eyeballs all on you, it can be tough not only to take those risks in the fist place, but also manage the reactions of others you get in response to those risks. She’s able to laugh at herself, is incredible self-aware, and takes it all in stride without throwing out the sensitive parts of her that have made her so magnetic to so many people. In this episode we talk about adrenaline addiction, the fear of success instead of fear of failure, finding the work style the works for you, how Jordan has learned to manage both the highs and lows of her business while staying true to herself, being a leader when you still feel like you're learning, and forging your own journey even when it's tempting to compare yourself to other people in your age range or career field. We also talk about some of her not-so-traditional health and spiritual adventures, the latter of which starts off with us laughing about it, but ends with a lesson all of us should remember about believing what we can't see. I can't think of a more perfect, pragmatically positive person to kick off Season Two of the WANTcast. WANT Jordan: Show Notes: The Balanced Blonde Facebook Instagram Twitter Snapchat Breaking Vegan E-book preorder Jordan at WANT's event in April That time she was on Chelsea Handler's Snapchat Miranda Alcott Orthorexia, Explained WANT to support the WANTcast? Click over to Amazon via this link, then shop as usual. I will receive a small-but-meaningful kickback, which means we can invest in things like sound editing, new equipment, and more. No extra charge to you. Easy as that! Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!


020: 30 Lessons I've Learned In 30 Years (Season 1 Finale)
Sep 23 2016 44 mins  
* SEASON ONE FINALE * As you probably already realized…this episode is a little different. It’s just me today. I’m gonna try something new. It just so happens that by the time a lot of you listen to this, it’ll also be my 30th birthday. I decided that today, I’d jam about 30 lessons I’ve learned in 30 years. I know. A little headline-y. But hey. I always love reading those lists, and hearing what others have to say about the lessons they’ve learned, so I thought maybe you’d like to, too. And honestly, as I was thinking about it, there is a LOT of overlap in the lessons I learned in season one of the WANTcast. Some of these are a little more trivial than others – like, stuff about smog checks, for example – but when I was in the moment and didn’t know what to do or was thrown off my game, they seemed like really big moments. 30 lessons in 30 years. As full of a list as I could muster up. Here we go! Show Notes: WANTcast archives Benjamin Mathes episode Kirsten Potenza episode Ashlee Piper episode Jessica Murnane episode Kate Northrup Many Lives, Many Masters Using Your Intuition Vs. Being Triggered I Love You And I Like You: The Ebbs And Flows Of Body Image The Dreams We Woke Up From: An Ode To Transitions Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes, share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

019: On Becoming A Leader, Quarter-Life Crises, and Letting Love In w/ Emily Greener of I AM THAT GIRL
Aug 30 2016 43 mins  
The end of August/beginning of September always symbolizes a fresh start to me - and this is the perfect episode to hopefully catapult you into whatever newness is in store for you in the season to come. Emily Greener is the CEO and co-founder of I AM THAT GIRL, a global movement inspiring girls to be, love, and express who they are through education, content, and community. She’s been Emily and the IATG crew have taken their movement off-line into communities all over the world, motivating girls from SoCal to South Africa to live the lives they were meant to lead, judgement-free. For even more on Emily, you can check out her WANT Woman spotlight here. In this episode we talk about navigating major turning points in life (like quarter-life crises and your "Saturn Return," which I've got links to read up on in the show notes), how to become a leader in whatever space you're in whether it's in work or in life, the power and scariness of going first, and of course, the chance meeting and turning-point moment that sparked the mass movement that is now I AM THAT GIRL. Two super-powerful parts of this conversation in particular really struck a chord. The first is when Emily talks about how to hold space for others as a leader, and the moment when she realized that in order to be the leader she was striving to be, she would have to let go of some stuff first. The second? The mindset shift she experienced recently when it comes to success. We talk about the delicate balance between humility and recognizing your successes, and how she was able to find that happy medium and really let love in. What I love about you guys, as WANTcast listeners and fellow WANT Women (and WANT men, too!) is that...it's so cool, you are natural-born leaders. I see it in the comments on the site, in the emails, on social, when I meet you in person - you can't ignore it. But just because you're a leader, or you maybe don't view yourself as a leader yet but WANT to be a leader, it doesn't mean you're immune to self-doubt, fears, or moments where nothing seems to make sense. If anything, you're probably even more sensitive to those moments BECAUSE of that leadership chip in your brain and hear. This episode might be just what you need to help you be the leader you know you've been inside all along. Also, next episode will be the end of SEASON ONE of the WANTcast! I was thinking of doing something special and different - I know a lot of people have asked me how to start a podcast, or what my favorite things about doing a podcast are, or what I've learned - I don't know, would you want to hear an episode like that? Let me know - email me at [email protected]gainstnegativetalk.com, or shoot me a comment on social, or drop me a line in the comments section of this post. I really want to do something cool for episode 20. Alright, we'll talk about that later. For now, let's live in the moment. Episode 19. Enjoy. WANT Emily. Show notes: I AM THAT GIRL Find a chapter Start a chapterIATG Facebook IATG Instagram IATG Twitter Emily's WANT Woman spotlight Emily's Instagram Twitter Saturn return 101 Astrologer Danielle Beinstein on the WANTcast Emily's DVF Award Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews, the more Emily’s wisdom is spread), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

018: On Following Your Intuition In Work, Love + Life with Ashlee Piper
Aug 09 2016 61 mins  
Today’s guest is the lovely Ashlee Piper. Ashlee Piper is a political strategist turned vegan and eco-lifestyle expert, writer, and TV personality whose work has been featured in/on Refinery29, Apartment Therapy, Women's Health, Reader’s Digest, Mirror Mirror, Mind Body Green, VegNews, Vegetarian Times, AOL, NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX News, to name a few. Piper is also a brand strategist and influencer for some of the world's most ethical and innovative companies. One of the things I love about Ashlee is her versatility and mad smarts. I’m fascinated by Ashlee’s background as a political strategist and creative consultant, and how that has led to her building a name for herself as an “eco-lifestyle expert” over the years. In this episode, we talk Ashlee’s winding career journey that ultimately led her to where she is today, how to pivot both personally and professionally when what you had or who you were no longer serves you, the importance of listening to your intuition and how to discern whether it’s your gut talking or if you’re being triggered, how personal and professional brand can, and maybe even should, be one and the same, and the social media frenzy to keep it hashtag-authentic vs. actually authentic. We also talk about how to push through when you’re afraid of taking chances and asking questions, self-promotion, and how to deal with that nagging question we all get at one point or another: what will people think of me. She gets me a little more chatty than usual when we start talking about intuition, and at one point got me revealing a story about a time that I was trying to convince myself that I was following my intuition, but I really wasn’t – a story that I probably would have been more comfortable just writing about and calling a day (because, I don’t know, it’s less vulnerable than saying it out loud?), but I’m so glad that she turned the tables a little on me, because it opened us up to an even greater conversation around what it really means to be happy. Whether you’re feeling solid in your career, romantic life, and personal life or you’re feeling like you’re on shaky ground somewhere in the mix, I can guarantee this episode will have something for you to take with you into your day and into your life, and make you even 2% more positive and proactive in being the you YOU know you’re meant to be. Show Notes: Ashlee's site The Little Foxes Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Ashlee's WANT Woman spotlight

017: On Confronting The Uncomfortable with Erica Chidi Cohen
Jul 19 2016 53 mins  
A note on recent events in our country and world... There is a dark cloud over our world right now and for weeks I was trying to decide what to do and how to proceed. And no, that doesn't mean using hashtags and prayers (although those should never be thrown aside because every teensy tinesy step counts). I realized that "doing something" meant talking to EVERYONE, asking questions, and ESPECIALLY informing myself when it comes to perspectives other than my own. This has been my MO for as long as I can remember, but this month has been a huge, grim reminder that I can do more and be better and search harder and dig deeper. Always. However, there is a delicate balance. For me, someone who has been born into skin deemed "white" and therefore has never experienced racism firsthand, I've wanted to gain massive insight on how I can be an ally and work toward change beyond posting an article on FB or a hashtag on Instagram (both of which are still important and will continue to do). But I know that some people aren't ready to jump into explaining "How You Can Help" to me. The country is grieving right now. The world is grieving. And it's wrong to assume that just because one person wants answers, another person is ready (emotionally) to give them counsel. And so I wanted to have a conversation about it....and so, so more. Enter Erica Chidi. Blending her skills as a doula, lactation counselor and chef, Erica guides expectant parents through their pregnancy and transition into parenthood. Her intuitive and gentle approach, coupled with her expertise has helped hundreds of families easily adjust into their new roles with support and confidence. In 2013 Erica founded The Mama Circle, which focused on nurturing women into motherhood. The Mama Circle provided doula services, lactation counseling, nutritional support as well as prenatal, postpartum and parenting education programs. Her newest venture, LOOM, is co-founded with Quinn Lundberg and set to open in Los Angeles in 2017. LOOM will be a wellness hub for pregnancy and parenting offering coaching, classes and community events. Erica's first book on pregnancy and early motherhood will be published by Chronicle Books and released in fall 2017. What I LOVE about this episode is how unexpectedly seamlessly all the topics flow together. From ways to practice gratitude during times of strain to how to prep for motherhood even if you don't really know if you're wanting kids yet to the generational wounds triggered by the most recent shootings and racist violence, this conversation with Erica is filled with wisdom, introspection, and inspiration to stay not only grounded, but balance being both empathetic and self-loving at the same time. Basically: what it means to confront the uncomfortable in all aspects of life. If you are feeling low, please do not berate yourself for being so profoundly affected...even if you can't put words to it. Energy is neither created nor is it destroyed. Our world is at an empathetic standstill, which means that those who DO feel deeply might be feeling enough for many others who don't have the awareness or courage to sit with and process their own emotions. It's okay. Feel all you feel, and feel it deeply. And then once you've let it sink into your bones, like calcium to the skeleton, use that empathetic energy you've metabolized to TAKE SUCH STRONG AND POWERFUL action that the world can't help but be better for you being in it. Thank you a million times over to Erica for sharing so much of herself with all of us. This episode is a must-listen. Be sure to listen until the end for a challenge for all WANTcast listeners - one of those small things that can make a HUGE difference.

016: Your Vulva Is A Snowflake: On Hang-Ups, Trauma, + Screwing The Shame w/ Sex Educator Anne Hodder
Jun 28 2016 54 mins  
So, you’re probably wondering about that title, “your vulva is a snowflake,” and the fact that today’s episode had the word “sex” in the title. You might even be thinking, oh this episode isn’t for me, I’m not in a relationship – or, I AM in a relationship and it’s a healthy relationship – or, I’m not looking for sex advice right now – or whatever might be coming into your brain because this episode has “sex” in the title. I want to make this clear – yes, we talk about the act of sex a little, but this episode is not about intercourse or partnership. Like, at all. This is, I mean, maybe one of the most all-inclusive, body-positive conversations I know I’ve ever had. And probably, you too. Anne Hodder is a Certified sex educator, sex toy expert, and sex-positive PR & marketing pro at Hodder Media. She’s also been a friend of mine for about….5 years now?...I met her at the gym, in a spin class, and since then she has just been such a thoughtful, wise, and supportive presence in my life. I knew that when the time was right, I needed to have her on the pod. And today, more than ever, seems like the moment to talk as candidly, honestly, graphically, and altruistically about sex, sexuality, trauma, consent, desire, and body positivity as we do here in Episode 16. So when you hear “sex educator,” if youre like me, you probably think about your health teacher in middle school and that one unit they did on basically the how tos of sex and our bodies. Talking to Anne, I learned it’s, so, SO much more than that. And while most of us get the birds and the bees talk or maybe get that year or two of classes in school, it’s NOT enough. What Anne does isn’t just talking about intercourse – it’s about owning your body, your decisions, your emotions, and making empowered choices. Yes, sometimes in the bedroom – but a lot of what she talks about doesn’t even have to do with going between the sheets. In this episode, we talk about shame, what we get wrong about sexual trauma – or at least what I did – and how MUCH that explains when it comes to the way we navigate our relationships and sexuality, her experiences with talking to high schoolers vs. adults, Anne’s journey into the sex journalism and then sex education world, judgement, dealing with embarassment, body hangups, sex positivity, body positivity, and why no emotion is mutually exclusive. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. I came to a realization while listening back to this recording: Ann says "There are things we can and cannot say to people under 18. The thing we need to remember when talking with high school kids is that developmentally they're in a totally different place." And it donned on me that most of our FORMAL, ACTUAL SEX ED ends in high school health class. Which means that, for most of us, the education ends before we're actually experiencing the majority of our mature sexual life. The education ends - and the speculation begins. No wonder sex, sexuality, and everything even closely related seems like such a mystery - the information we have was given to us based on what we were actually able to process at the time! When we were kids! The rules around sex ed are so varied from region to region - I mean, I had "human development class" every single year from kindergarten to sixth grade, talking about everything from dating to kissing to drugs to yes, how babies are made. And then I got to middle school, and I distinctly remember we talked about sex in 7th grade. And then nothing in 8th, then barely anything in 9th, and that was it. In 9th grade, I was 14 years old. I was really lucky to have incredibly open-minded and candid parents, especially a mom I could talk to or ask anything. But I know most young women aren't as lucky growing up. Even with her guidance, I was still being handed a set of experiences and opinions - nothing from anyone actually trained to guide me through things from an educational non-parental perspective. So it makes sense to me that sex and sexuality are most commonly surrounded by shame, mystery, rebellion, etc. And moreOVER!, we only see sex portrayed a certain way in the media - USUALLY heterosexual, usually cisgender, and USUALLY two young, pristine-looking people. Very little body diversity, age diversity, gender diversity... that's why shows like sex and the city and girls were and are so groundbreaking. This should go without saying, but this episode IS for mature audiences – we swear a bit, we talk not GRAPHICALLY in a vulgar way but in an anatomical way, and while Anne was cracking me up throughout the entire episode, it’s definitely not a set of subjects to be taken lightly. If you’re not into it, cool, or if you’re, I don’t know, my grandma listening (and she does listen) and you don’t really want to hear your granddaughter talking about this, that’s cool too! But on the flipside, I would say that this is an episode that should DEFINITELY be shared with anyone in your life who is open to listening because as we discuss on the episode, we live in a culture that dodges these important topics way too often and to our detriment.

015: On Wake-Up Calls, Making New Friends + Finding Your Worth with Audrey Bellis of Worthy Women
Jun 07 2016 60 mins  
Something I'm realizing now more than EVER is the power of community. So it's only fitting that today's episode is with community builder extraordinaire Audrey Bellis. Audrey is a FORCE OF NATURE. A first-generation Latina, she's is shaping the future of Los Angeles, and specifically, Downtown LA by fostering the startup and tech communities as a founder of StartupDTLA and as a cofounder ofGRID110. Not only that, she’s linking creative female entrepreneurs as the founder of Worthy Women. Mayor Garcetti's office honored her as 1 of 5 "Inspiring Latinas of LA" and TechOutLA named her "a key player in the Eastside/DTLA tech movement." If there's anyone who knows how to create community and make a collective impact as visionary women in the world, it's this stunner. In this episode, we dive deep into knowing your body and healing past trauma, why owning your worth is so important in everything from business to friendships, Audrey’s crazy medical complications that gave her a huge wake up call – and her sort of Eat Pray Love experience that helped facilitate that, and why it’s so important that we’re never, ever, ever done with the work, even if we think we’ve reached success or that we know it all. We also talk building community, making friends as an adult, finding the people who we connect with on the deepest levels, which can be hard sometimes as an adult, and so much more. HEADS UP: this episode contains graphic descriptions of Audrey's health scare. So if you're squeamish, you might want to skip over the part about 15 or so mins in where she's talking about the bathtub. We don't shy away from anything here on WANT - it's so important to me that these podcasts tell unedited, unglossy stories (because life is unedited and unglossy). But you've been warned ;)

014: On The Value Of Going Slow + The Fitspiration Shift with Kirsten Potenza of POUND
May 17 2016 51 mins  
If you follow me on Instagram or read WANT often, you know I'm a sucker for a good fitness experience. And it's not because I'm super passionate about how to do a lunge or because of any sort of caloric burn: just like anything else worthwhile, fitness, to me, is all about how it makes you feel. Today’s guest is a long time in the making (we may or may not have tried to record this 7xs, nbd), someone whose journey I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing over the last five years: Kirsten Potenza, the co-founder of POUND. POUND is a workout unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced - IF YOUR IDEA of a workout looks more like head-banging at a rock concert than logging miles on a treadmill, then POUND may just be your fitness spirit animal. The concept behind this killer workout is simple yet genius: a full-body cardio jam session using weighted Ripstix to drum to the music for 45 crazy minutes. I live for music, so when I was first introduced to POUND, and Kirsten, I felt like I’d found a workout meant for me. The POUND story was born from struggle and a journey to self-realization that involved finding out what was missing for both Kirsten and co-founder Cristina. When they met, they were both living in extremes - Kirsten, in particular, was a work-a-holic and a play-a-holic with zero sense of balance. After realizing there was a shift that needed to be made, POUND and the POUND philosophy was born: life can’t be fully enjoyed without balance and nurturing, and if you give up on self-improvement, you give up on yourself. There is always something you can do, big or small, to be the you YOU know you're meant to be. In this episode we talk Kirsten’s past with negativity and her catalyst for a new way of thinking, going from feeling completely alone to being a community builder extraordinaire, why all "fitspiration" is NOT created equal, and the immense value in going slow in whatever you feel passionate about. I’m thrilled to have her on the WANTcast and to be able to introduce you to her. WANT Kirsten. SHOW NOTES: POUND - website Instagram Facebook Twitter Kirsten's Instagram Highway To Well Emotional Intelligence Mind Of A Chef Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews, the more Kirsten’s awesomeness is spread), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

013: On Being Who You Truly Are with Jay Pryor
Apr 26 2016 62 mins  
Jay Pryor is a life coach, speaker, corporate trainer, and author who inspires people to harness their power to create the lives of their dreams. He works exclusively with women, and among other reasons, has a great reason why: he used to be one. Jay was born as a female and transitioned to male in 2001 when he was in his 30s. The second I heard Jay's story and mission, I knew I had to get him on the WANTcast. You hopefully know I don't play favorites, but honestly, I've been telling everyone I know that this podcast is coming up, even the people who don't normally listen to podcasts - that's how important I think this episode is. In this episode we talk in detail about Jay's experience transitioning, his reality show stint, and having a need to do more to help a cause without even knowing what that help looks like. We also talk about why Jay chooses to work specifically with women, being "hijacked" and how to get your brain back on track, the huge things holding women back, and so, so much more. There's been a lot of press right now around the North Carolina restroom laws, which had not been passed yet when we scheduled this interview, but I'm so glad that Jay and I got a chance to talk about that, too. This episode took me a while to edit, and not because I edited a lot of it. Just the opposite actually – I barely edited anything. But I found myself transfixed by it and having to go back because I wasn't in editor mode I was in listener mode. That's how good Jay is. WANT Jay. Show Notes: Website Facebook Twitter YouTube Lean Inside It Gets Better Project DCATS Jay on Dance Moms I Am Cait segment Laverne CoxStone Butch Blues North Carolina restroom laws Kroger being awesomeDaniel Golman's Emotional Intelligence Being Boss podcast w/ Jay WANTyourself: An Afternoon Of Moving Forward Fearlessly - BUY TIX HERE


012: On INFJs, Deflecting Bad Juju + Being A Highly Sensitive Person w/ Jenn Granneman Of Introvert, Dear
Apr 05 2016 44 mins  
I am an emotional sponge. I walk into a room and can instantly feel whether people are relaxed or tense. I can speak two words to you and feel what’s going on. And you can bet yer bottom dollar that I internalize whatever energy is swirling around me. For the longest time, I felt like an outsider – and truly weirded out by the fact that things as small as people laying on their car horns in rush-hour traffic would leave me shaken for a good few minutes. And then I found out that not only was I not alone, but that I could work with what I’ve got – and it was my greatest asset in this world. If you’ve been reading and listening for a while, it *probably* doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I’m into personality tests, personality indicators, and the psychology behind personality types. I find any chance to learn more about the inner workings of others, and myself, absolutely fascinating. About 6 years ago, I stumbled upon the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (here’s one you can take forfree!), took the test, and the results completely blew my mind. All this time, when I had been thinking “Oh, I’m so different. Oh I don’t fit in,” berating myself for feeling awkward in certain situations while in others I’d completely own it, or the big understanding gap there seemed to be between myself and certain people, or why I’d get into the same ruts over and over…now EVERYTHING started to make sense. THEN I read a book that was recommended to me called the Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron. I think I cried when I read it the first time through. Because again, this was so much of who I was – that I was either trying to fight against or was struggling to understand/make others understand – I had just never had words to describe it. Introvert, Dear is the #1 website and community dedicated to introverted personality types AND HSPs. This site is followed by literally hundreds of thousands, the community is SO strong, and it’s a resource that’s really helped me when it comes to not just understanding why I am the way I am, but communicating who I am to others (and understanding THEM better, too). Introvert Dear is the brainchild of Jenn Granneman, a teacher, writer, introvert expert, and fellow INFJ/HSP. So basically, I knew I had to have her on the podcast (especially since I get asked so often what the heck these acronyms even mean). Here’s the deal, in a nutshell: Myers Briggs personality types are broken down into four components – introverted vs extroverted, intuitive vs sensing, thinking vs feeling, and perceiving vs judging. A lot of people will just focus on the introvert/extrovert part of the equation, but Myers Briggs, and Jenn’s site, dissects the fine nuance between each specific combination.) There’s a big theme in this episode of the number one lesson every introvert (and HSP) needs to learn in order to thrive. Even if you’re not either, take a listen – we’ve all got a little bit of introvert in us, and WAY more of us are HSPs than we realize, we just never talk about it. At the best, you’ll learn about yourself. At the very least, you’ll definitely learn about someone you care about. Ready? WANT JENN. Show Notes: Introvert, Dear Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ TumblrTake the personality type test Introvert Dreams coloring book Quiet by Susan Cain The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine AronQuiet Revolution Space2Live Introvertology Introvert Spring Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews, the more Jenn’s awesomeness is spread), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it onInstagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself!

011: On Skin Shame, Body Image + Kanye West Behavior With Adina Grigore of S.W. Basics
Mar 15 2016 54 mins  
She had me at "hello." And by "hello"...I mean lip balm. Today’s episode is with Adina Grigore, who, if you DON’T know, you’re going to WANT to know after we’re through here. Adina is the founder of S.W. Basics, one of my absolute FAVORITE all natural skincare lines – and the author of Skin Cleanse: The Simple, all-natural Program for Clean, Calm, Happy Skin.So, funny thing about me and Adina – I actually fell in love with her before I even met her, and what’s even weirder is that it wasn’t through social media or a podcast – it was because at my former editorial job, someone sent us a pack of her lip balms. You know how sometimes you’ll see someone from afar and think, I need to be friends with this woman? That’s how I felt when I saw the lip balms. I know. What a weirdo, right? But here's the thing: there was something so special and unique about the S.W. Basics brand that felt so personal, so down to earth, I knew that could only come from this badass woman founder who was steering the ship. This podcast is actually the very first time we talked, and I think you’ll be able to hear it, she just has this way of making you feel so at ease and like you’ve known her forever. It's no wonder she's in the business of making people feel good in the skin they're in.In this episode we talk about the correlation between skin and body image, the trajectory that took her from dancing at The Ailey School to having a skincare line that's in Target stores nationwide, dealing with skin issues as an adult and the stigma that surrounds it, and why Adina is so passionate about not doing this ONE specific thing that basically everyone does in order to grow their business (hint: it's kind of like Kanye West's behavior).She also gets me being more of a Chatty Cathy than usual, but I couldn't help myself - she's one of those infectiously passionate and all around rad people you could talk to forever. (But I did you a favor and kept "forever" to under an hour.) Let's do this thang!Like this episode? Shoot me a comment below, leave a review on iTunes (the more reviews, the more Adina’s awesomeness is spread), share it on Facebook, tweet it out on Twitter, or post it on Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtags #WANTcast, #womenagainstnegativetalk, and/or #WANTyourself! Show Notes:InstagramTwitterS.W. Basics-Instagram-Facebook-TwitterS.W. Basics makeup removerSkin CleanseThe Ailey SchoolAdina's blog post - "You're Really Hot. No, Really."Womens Leadership ConferenceWANTcast on Youtube!

On Letting Go Of The Life Weight with Jessica Murnane
Feb 23 2016 71 mins  
Hold the phone. Stop the presses. We are, officially, IN THE DOUBLE DIGITS. When you’re creating one new pod every three weeks, getting to double digits feels like forever – so, to me, this is a huge deal (we’re heading towards the 6-month mark!). Especially because of this one little not-so-secret: I was scared out of my mind to start this podcast. I had a smidge of sound editing experience under my belt, had NO clue how to record with someone over Skype, and forget about even getting the tech stuff up and running. This podcast has taught me to be ballsy and just make things happen – because once you’re ballsy a few times in a row, it starts to get easier and easier.I will say, it’s a lot easier to be ballsy when you’ve got people in your corner. And today’s guest is a super special one, because she has been in WANT’s corner since literally the very first email conversation we had (she was actually the person who told me, “You HAVE TO START A PODCAST” and never let me forget she was waiting for it). She’s now become a dear friend of mine, a woman I admire endlessly – and, well, you probably already listen to her podcast religiously. Jessica Murnane is the wellness Wonder Woman behind JessicaMurnane.com, host of the wildly popular One Part Podcast, and, the MOST exciting, author of a soon-to-be released full-on plant-based cookbook with Harper-Wave in 2017! If Jessica looks familiar, it might be because she’s been on WANT before. After being diagnosed with Endometriosis and receiving a pretty crazy ultimatum from her doctors, Jessica decided to try overhauling her diet to see if she could heal herself naturally. Fast forward to today, and Jessica now has zero of those debilitating endometriosis symptoms and follows a full-on plant based diet. In this episode we talk about the HUGE thing on Jessica’s mind lately, something I don’t think we talk about nearly enough in our culture if even at all: letting go of the past and what that actually looks and feels like in the body. We also talk endo, mendo (yup), listening fiercely to your body, and Jessica’s refreshingly honest take on motherhood. (This episode also contains a little bit of quasi-gangsta-rap-language, so if you’re sensitive to that, you’ll be getting fair warning beforehand.)Show Notes:JessicaMurnane.comOne Part PodcastJessica on WANT (“Positivity is…”)FacebookTwitterInstagramSnapchat: @JessicaMurnaneEndometriosisEndo in men0 to 100/The Catch Up – DrakeOn Never Wanting To Be Pregnant (from jessicamurnane.com)Jessica’s octopus platesAnd just for fun: Watch Drake Perform At A Bar Mitzvah

On Showing Up + Throwing Down w/ Producer Komal Minhas of Dream, Girl
Feb 02 2016 61 mins  
Episode NINE!Today's guest is Komal Minhas: an Indo-Canadian film producer, writer, and investor. She has been deeply committed to improving the lives of women and girls globally, and champions this work with her continued investments and work in film and storytelling through her company KoMedia Inc. Most recently, Komal's been working as producer and co-founder of Dream, Girl.Dream, Girl tells the inspiring stories of female entrepreneurs and CEOs in order to empower the next generation of girl bosses to dream bigger. The Dream, Girl movement was brought to life by director Erin Bagwell, and close to 2,000 backers on Kickstarter, with $100k pledged. This is the kind of documentary we SO NEED right now.The film is set to release in the spring of 2016, but the amount of momentum behind this film right now is absolutely extraordinary. To some people it might make more sense to run this closer to the film, but I wanted to give you a first look so you can get on the action before it hits big and trust me, IT WILL HIT BIG. Komal is taking the Dream, Girl movement and its feminist message global to empower more women and girls to dream big in business, media, and beyond. In this episode, we talk about the sort of feminist renaissance we’re having at the moment and why this point in time matters, going big and making your dream your reality, the health challenge Komal’s been facing in the mist of producing this dream project and how to take care of yourself when things get tough, mentorship, being ballsy – and maybe my favorite part of this episode, making friends as an adult and the power of female friendships.She is beautiful, inside and out, and even though this was literally our VERY first time talking, I already feel like I have a new friend. And I feel like that’s part of Komal’s magic – her magnetism, enthusiasm, and inclusive personality combined with this drive you can just feel.

On Lessons From Rock Bottom + Listening As Service with Benjamin Mathes
Jan 12 2016 60 mins  
Today’s guest is the PERFECT way to ring in 2016. And yes, it’s a dude. Since the beginning, I’ve wanted to include MEN in the WANT gameplan, because I truly believe that if we’re going to make a dent when it comes to negative self talk, men need to be a part of the conversation, too. So, now, once a quarter (which is every 3 months or so), I’m going to be featuring a WANT MAN on the pod; a person I feel truly embodies the message of WANT and has a unique story of moving forward fearlessly to offer up. Our first WANTman is Benjamin Mathes. Ben is the founder of Urban Confessional: A Free Listening Project. Started as a way to challenge conventional actor training, Urban Confessional is a community of artists who believe people should be heard. They stand on street corners all over the world with signs that say "Free Listening" - and you can imagine what happens next. Their work has been featured in academic and commercial publications, blogs, on radio and television, and recently in a Kleenex campaign I’ll put in the post on the site. Ben has been an actor for over 20 years on film, television, and stage, and he has worked with artists such as Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Brian Grazer and more. He serves as Head of Production for Seine Pictures, a film finance and production company in Hollywood, overseeing the creative development and production of each film. As a teacher, he has been on faculty or taught workshops at universities all over the world, and his acting studio, Crash Acting, inspires a guerrilla approach to acting driven by the idea that service is the context for artistic greatness. As an executive coach, Ben draws upon his 15 years of creative development, artistic leadership, and social entrepreneurship to help senior executives, management, and sales teams increase their creative capital in business leadership and team building, individual productivity, and presentation acumen. He’s also the author of two books detailing and investigating the creative process: Thought Lozenges for Artists, and CRASH, Unstuck Yourself, a guided journal designed to directly combat the blocks holding us from our creative potential. In this episode, we dive super deep. We talk hitting rock bottom and the lessons that come from there, how to make whatever work you do in this world leave a legacy, judgement and being judged, and how to reach a place of self-forgiveness. I can’t stress this enough- this episode is really, truly, for everyone. At the end of the episode, Ben and I are going to give you a challenge, so be sure to listen to the whole deal and join on in. Without further ado, the first WANT man, the brilliant Ben Mathes.


On Extroversion, Introversion + Rebranding Your Life with Jacki Carr
Dec 15 2015 57 mins  
Today's WANTcast guest is someone who's been on my list for a while now: goal coach Jacki Carr. Jacki’s become a highly sought-after pro in her arena who's helped hundreds of people across the globe not only reach their goals, but actually craft exactly what those goals look like, why they matter, and a path to them that is unique to every single person – personal goals, professional goals, whatever. I've met a lot of fantastic people over the internet through the years (holy jeez, just realized I made my first virtual friend at 12. Almost two decades. How did that happen?! [ps. it was a 14 year old girl who loved RENT as much as I did, natch]). What's interesting about Jacki is that we actually should have met in person. We've got about a zillion mutual friends, from fitness instructors we've both worked with to former Lululemon employees (Jacki used to work for Lulu) to various personalities in the Venice/Santa Monica region (where we both called home for one point in time), even people I've met through work that I'd never expect to have a mutual connection with - Jacki is our mutual connection.And it's not hard to see why: Jacki is gregarious to the core and electricity personified. People who meet her are swept up by her enthusiastic and vivacious personality and get hooked on her attention connection. In other words, they come for the spark and stay for the soul. Jacki has the ability to bring out the best in whoever she meets, whether it's in person or virtually. And yet, we'd never met. I was nervous to talk to her one-on-one for the very first time, as when you've connected with someone from afar you sometimes get nervous it won't be that great in person... Boy, was I wrong. We chatted like old friends, and it truly felt like I'd known her a lifetime ago. I know I'm not the only one who has felt this way, which is why I think Jacki is such a powerhouse: she makes everyone around her feel like family. The way I structure my podcasts is very, very loosely - I do a bit of research, I gather a few points I'd like to discuss, and then we just go. I end up rarely needing my notes, as each conversation unfolds so beautifully and naturally, and the women on the WANTcast really have a knack for being a next-level open book. With Jacki, it was just like that. I'd read somewhere that she identified with being an extrovert while her best friend and business partner, Mary Beth LaRue, was an introvert, and as an introvert myself, I was curious to hear the other side of the story when it comes to relationships with different personality types. What unfolded was even better than what I could have imagined. Her husband, turns out, is an introvert as well, and Jacki and I got to dive into the nuances of what happens when we're with our opposites, both in love and in life. Having grown up in an entirely extroverted family and always been attracted to extroverted personalities, I was sucked in by this (in a good way!). Other big things we talked about? Making friends later in life. As Jacki put it, "making new friends in your 30s is gnarly." She's just relocated to Denver after living in LA for quite some time, and we got down and dirty into the topic of navigating life transitions, from business rebranding to personal rebranding to pregnancy and even those little-big stages we all go through in life. Basically, the through-line of this episode comes down to one thing: rebranding your life. What I love is that Jacki’s not a life coach, and she’s not a therapist, she’s got a passion for GOAL SETTING and ACHIEVING specifically that just exudes from every single thing she does. I found this episode not just uplifting... but I was sitting for a WHILE after this call reflecting on my own goals and visions, and how I can use what I’ve been given to make my own unique impact both personally and professionally. I thought about the stages I've been through, and what kinds of changes I might want to make in the future. Hopefully, it’ll do the same for you too. *Little note: this is technically supposed to be the last episode of 2015, but I’m thinking that maybe we throw in an extra episode before the year is up! Not really sure what that looks like yet, but if you’d like that extra episode, shoot me a tweet, or leave me an Instagram comment and just say "YES!" I’ll know what you mean.

On Making Your Mark + Meaning In Darkness with Rachelle Tratt Of The Neshama Project
Nov 24 2015 51 mins  
The Neshama Project has developed almost a cult following here in LA, and it was born out of her desire to bring her passion for educating others about a culture she loved and wanting to make the world a healthier, brighter place. Rachelle inspires me because she’s not your typical yoga pro or even your typical entrepreneur. She’s seen a LOT, which we’ll get into in this episode, and she always just rode on the feeling that she was meant to do something important with her life, without even knowing exactly what that meant. As you’ll hear, and as you probably already know about me, I’m not just interested in the light easy breezy moments or the dark rough spots, I’m most fascinated by the intersection of the two and how they can, as the tagline says, help you move forward fearlessly onto the path you're meant to follow. Just a heads up, we do discuss some dark topics in this podcast, namely suicide. So if that’s a trigger point for you, you might want to skip through minutes 20-30ish or just skip this one altogether, or just mentally prepare yourself. YOU know yourself best. In this episode, we talk about the fallacy of the necessity of the 5-year plan, turning ideas into action, being a people person and the necessary boundaries that come with that, cultivating your intuition, moving forward through what seem like the worst of challenges life can throw at you, and finding not only meaning but a lesson in every single moment, even if it’s not clear at first. Oh, and of course, before this episode, I internet-stalked her and read a sentence somewhere about a Hummus challenge she took. So obviously, I HAD to ask about that. If you’ve ever experienced extreme lows, loss, have a sense of adventure but don’t know how to cultivate that, or are interested in building a community that speaks to who you are and who you want to be, this is the episode for you.


On Accepting What Is + Making Huge Shifts with Actress/Activist/Blogger Lynn Chen
Nov 03 2015 50 mins  
This is the time of year we’re the most contemplative about where we are in our own lives - and it’s for that reason I’m so excited to introduce you to today’s guest. Lynn Chen is an actress, activist, and food blogger who’s been seen in countless TV shows and films, serves as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, and has not one but TWO blogs. The Actor’s Diet, which Lynn started in 2009 as a sort of journal to help her make peace with her food after years of eating disorders, it’s now one of the most influential food blogs on the web, with some of the most longevity at that. AND, she’s got a podcast, the Actor’s Diet Podcast! Her other blog is called Thick Dumpling Skin, a phenomenal body-image blog that’s centered around the Asian American community. We ended up talking for close to two hours – Lynn shared so much of herself with me, and with us, that I really, really wanted to be mindful to do each word and thought and story and lesson justice. She’s in a majorly transitional time in her career right now, and that can be really scary – I went through the same thing multiple times – where you’ve pretty much built your identity being one thing, and then you decide to change directions from that. I don’t care what kind of career your in or what your life looks like, it’s something we all experience, but we usually hear people talking about it AFTER it’s happened. I’m honored Lynn opened up about this to me. We dive deep in this episode, but the one theme that kept popping up was learning how to accept what is, and then moving forward from there. We talk about the way blogging’s shifted over the last six years, Lynn’s choice to move away from acting and why success isn’t always what it seems, the lessons she learned while she was trying to get pregnant, and the unexpected strategy she’s used to cope with everything from the sudden death of her father a few years back to her long history with eating disorders. We also talk about rejection, comparison, and how to make your mark by being exactly who you are. It gets deep and it gets emotional and we both cry a little, but I promise, just like anything else with WANT, this is really about hope, taking what’s handed to you, and asking yourself, where can I go from here.

On Capitalizing On Your Differences + Making Your Own Rules With Negin Singh
Oct 13 2015 51 mins  
Today’s guest is Negin Singh, the Founder and Artistic Director of cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, and currently the Director of Inspiration (real title) for top Augmented Reality developer DAQRI. She’s been featured on the White House Blog, spoken for the big-wigs at places like NASA, and was named one of the top 30 Indian Entrepreneurs under 30 by India Current Magazine. If you’ve ever wanted to create something in your life – whether it’s theater, a business, a product, whatever – you KNOW how many hoops there are to jump through and how often it is that the good stuff never gets out into the world simply because people don’t have the resources or funds to let their extraordinary talent or vision live. As you’ll hear from Negin, cARTel was formed to solve that problem and take away those barriers that usually end up preventing really fantastic art from every even happening. They’ve put on critically acclaimed concerts, film festivals, circus and theater events, live radio shows, spoken word performances, art installations…most of which have been held in unexpected places like parks, vintage stories, pool parties, living rooms, and pretty much any place that’s anything BUT traditional. Back to DAQRI - if you're anything like me, you read the words "Augmented Reality" and thought...what? Basically, as Negin taught me, AR is where technology meets the “real world.” Think Google Glass and projects like that. The fact that Negin is the leader when it comes to creating such literally life-changing, visionary projects absolutely blows my mind. Negin is actually a friend of mine from college. I’ve had the honor of watching her grow and flourish for the last decade and completely shift the way others think about what it means to CREATE. What's more, is that every step of the way, she's championed other artists, other woman, and even when we were competing for the same roles, she never let me forget what a joy it was just to be "it it" together. In this episode, we talk about body image and fitness experiments, Negin’s tweendom in Dubai (and her most embarrassing childhood memory), capitalizing on what makes you different, recognizing your privilege, and how she turned her frustration with the system she was supposed to prescribe to into a movement so big that their annual music festival got called out by a certain “-chella” festival ;) We also talk about not fitting in, not following rules, and about how you really don’t have to have a degree or background in something in order to succeed at it. If you’re a creative of ANY type, you’ve ever felt different, or you’ve ever wondered how you’re going to get your message out into the world, I think you're going to really resonate with Episode 003.

On Honoring Your Personality Type + Following Your Own Path with Astrologer Danielle Beinstein
Sep 22 2015 52 mins  
Today's WANTcast guest is Danielle Beinstein, an LA-based Astrologer, meditation coach, spiritual counselor, and co-founder of the New Moon Circle in Venice Beach, CA, which gives women a sacred space to set intentions, form bonds, and heal their lives from the inside out (on the new moon of each month, of course). I first met Danielle Beinstein at a cocktail party a few months ago, and by the end of the night we’d pretty much locked down our first friend date because I could just tell this was a woman I needed to have in my life . It was probably after she told me that she was, like me, an introvert usually confused for an extrovert AND an HSP, or a highly sensitive person. For those of you who are thinking this might be getting a little too hippie dippie groovytime for you, I promise you, you’re in for a surprise. I am, admittedly, a little hippie dippie groovytime myself, but the reason I was drawn to Dani was…she’s got this intellectual, pragmatic, reason-based side of her that is able to boil down more esoteric matters to be incredibly accessible, relatable, and highly personal. Turns out, she has a crazy academic and business background, so something I really wanted to talk to her about was how this highly off-the-beaten path career took shape, when it was nothing that was anywhere where she thought she wanted to be her entire life. In this episode, we talk about how to balance being an introvert with extroverted tendencies, adapting and protecting yourself as an HSP, or highly sensitive person, and Dani’s windy, highly untraditional path from living in Manhattan in a super competitive world to ending up in politics to finding her way into the entertainment industry, to trying out tech, to a degree in Spiritual Psychology (which I didn’t know was a thing) from university of Santa Monica and ”coming out of the astrology closet”, She also talks about following your heart, conscious friendships, and, my favorite, what the planets in your chart say about where you are in your own personal growth cycle which will NOT look like anyone else’s. Bonus? Dani’s also giving away a copy of the New Moon Circle journal on the site! Head over there for all the details and some little teaser images which are absolutely stunning. One more little public service announcement, there’s some pretty fun stuff going on in these next couple months, so be sure to subscribe to pod, and to the WANT newsletter so we can share the fun together, there are some super cool events coming up, and way more weekly content, so I’d love to see you there.

On Creative Depression + Facing Your Fears with Artist Delia Brown
Sep 01 2015 69 mins  
Welcome to the WANTcast: the Women Against Negative Talk Podcast - lessons in moving forward fearlessly and spreading the good word. I cant even tell you how stoked I am to be sharing this very first podcast with you. Today’s guest is – she’s more than inspirational, she’s electric. I first met Delia Brown a couple years ago when she became an indoor cycling teacher at Equinox, and was instantly drawn to her down to earth, inclusive, sassy but soulful personality. As I got to know her, these little pieces of information started to surface. Like that she rapped. Or that she swam in the ocean every morning. Or that she was literally a famous artist - like art-history-books-famous. Big time fame. And earlier this year, something else surfaced: that she had been diagnosed with, in her words, a pretty gnarly strain of cancer. So just so you know, she is in remission as of last month – and it’s not the cancer I wanted to talk to her about per se, but her perspective on life that could have only been achieved with the solid base of self-awareness she’d cultivated her entire life. In this episode she talks about falling into a creative depression that lasted years, doing things because they’re scary, finding role models that reflect who you know you can be, and - of course - her rap career (she opened for Wu Tang Clan once, btw) as well as her appearance on Daytime TV (which I had zero clue about before I recorded this). If you are into living life to the fullest – yes, I‘m going to be that general – this episode is for you. I love her and I know you will too. Little disclaimer: I’m still figuring this whole podcasting thing out, so if there’s some sound wonkiness, vocal ticks and habits that just won't quit, etc, please go easy on me. I'm only human, and only figuring this out as I go along. To go along with the theme of today’s episode, making this honestly scared the living bejeesus out of me. Good –scary, not my-intuition-is-screaming-to-stop scary. But my life philosophy is that anything new that’s really worth doing is always a little scary at first, and moveover that fear is a sign youre on to something big. So my hope is that today is the start of what is something huge, not just for me and not just for the guests, and not just you as an individual, but for all of us as a community – because in order to make a positive change in ourselves and in the world, we need to work together to set the example. I honestly cannot say enough about this amazing woman, so I’ll just let you listen to the episode. Enjoy.tags: self-help, wellness, art, career, cancer, health, fitness, fame, personal stories, interviews, women, women in podcasting


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