Episode #62: What It Takes To Make A Relationship Work with my husband, Kevan Loy


Do relationships take work or should they be seamless? There’s a shit ton of debate about this and today, I’ve brought on a super special guest to dig into the age old question — my husband Kevan!

We are certainly not experts when it comes to relationships — you can listen to a bunch of previous podcast episodes around relationships, sex and beyond — but I do think that almost 10 years of going through the shit with a human entitles us to have some shit to say that’s worth sharing. And hell, we are DEFINITELY experts on our relationship.

And today on the podcast, we deep dive into some pretty dense topics around relationship longevity, health and beyond and I am THE MOST excited to share this conversation with you all.

Things we discuss on todays episode:

  • The real story of how we met

  • The crazy story of how and why we got legally married (our first wedding!)

  • Our differing perspectives on marriage

  • The concept of possession in intimate relationships

  • How to keep a relationship thriving


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Episode #61: Plant medicine, energy healing and living in high vibe bliss with Lindsay Schroeder


Lindsay is a Spiritual Wellness & Mindset Coach. She helps soulpreneurs & spiritual boss babes develop their intuition, connect with their divine feminine & up-level their life. She is a lightworker, Reiki Master, intuitive healer, & she is a passionate Divine Feminine practitioner.

 Her comprehensive approach to spiritual connection includes coaching, mindset, lunar phases, embodiment, busting limiting beliefs, manifestation, EFT, NLP, crystal therapy, energy healing practices, meditation, rituals, & much more.

Her work focuses on developing the intuition - she gives women an experience when they work with her, but she also provides them with the tools to continuously develop their intuition & use their skills daily.

She works with women on connecting to their Divine Feminine - that soft, feeling, juicy feminine aspect. She teaches an opening to our divine magnetic nature as women, a willingness to receive. She is committed to up-levels and elevating your vibration. Her results include increased happiness, self love, abundance, and a more fulfilling life.

She was called to this work because she's spent years healing her own self. In healing her own life she found that she longed to share this great work. She is passionate about helping women become the conscious creators of a life they truly desire.

Things we talk about on todays episode:

  • Masculine vs. feminine energy and finding the divine balance within ourselves

  • How to get out of our heads and into our hearts

  • The Chakra system & energy healing

  • Why the term high vibe exists and how to access high vibrations on the daily

  • Ayahuasca and her personal experience with it

  • The subconscious, trauma and healing


Ana Luisa Jewelry

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Episode #60: The Secret Sauce to Living an Authentic Life | A Solo Episode


When you think of your values, what comes to mind?

I know this word gets thrown around, especially in the personal development space but I believe there is SO much unspoken and unsaid in the power of uncovering our true values and living into them.

And today, I tackle how to truly get clear on what your values are so you can show up accordingly in all aspects of your life.

Things I cover on todays episode:

  • My personal struggle with figuring out what my true values are

  • Your first step in uncovering your values system

  • Finding your two words

  • How to move from a place of authenticity

  • Mini workshop that allows you to get crystal clear on how to actually show up the way you desire

Episode #59: Trusting the Timing of the Universe with Nina & Liz of Finding Your Shine


Nina and Liz make up the dynamic duo behind the Finding Your Shine Podcast. A weekly show that focuses on helping women bust through their fears and live a life that truly lights them up. Each week, they bring on leading experts in the field of health/wellness, career, spirituality, and personal growth to help inspire you to take aligned action towards a life you love. 

Both Nina and Liz have gone through their own transitions from struggling with body image and hormone imbalance, to some intense anxiety. Through resources like podcasts, blogs, and some amazing professionals in the field, they have taken the necessary baby steps towards overcoming these challenges and busting through their negative self-talk. Nina is a full-time hormones and anxiety coach, while Liz works full-time in marketing and is currently getting her coaching certificate in intuitive eating. They can’t wait to share their story and all they have have learned along the way with you!

Things we talk about in todays episode:

  • How to pivot in the entrepreneurial space

  • What it’s like starting a business with your best friend

  • The difference between spirituality and religion

  • My first time reiki experience tell all

  • Using the strategic and intuitive parts of our brain

  • The link between music/creativity and entrepreneurship

  • The details of their Empowered Voice event



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Episode #58: What the f*ck to do after a breakup with Jessica Smith


I am so excited to have Jessica back on the podcast to talk about BREAKUPS.

Let’s be honest — the dating world these days is tough as nails. And while Cosmo may be full of dating tips, relationship tips and sex tips, the thing we never hear about is how to navigate a breakup. Which feels SO backwards because I’d bet that 95% of you have been through one in your lives — I know I have.

And it’s gut wrenching. Heartbreaking. And there’s no support attached to that. So as always, I brought the MF support with this incredibly open and vulnerable conversation.

As a reminder, Jessica Smith is the author of YOUR TWENTIES, a book about change and how to take good care of yourself as a 20-something navigating the “real world.” Jess is the host of two podcasts, THAT VALLEY VIBE, a show about wellness and CAREER COACHING WITH JESSNESS, a show about doing your best work in the world, landing job interviews and how to build a personal brand. When she’s not writing or recording podcasts you can find her meeting with people 1:1 about how Doterra Essential Oils can positively impact their health and hosting events with her oil community, The Wellness Squad.

In today’s episode we cover topics like:

  • Her story of getting broken up with the man she thought she was going to marry

  • The 5 stages of a breakup

  • What to do when you feel like you can’t function

  • The journey back to yourself post breakup

  • Body work as a powerful positive coping mechanism

  • The answers you’re looking for? They are within you.

  • Finding closure in the most unexpected way


Episode 16 with Jess Smith

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Episode #57: Why Celery Juice is a Load of Bullshit | A Solo Episode



For the longest time, food consumed my life. I was OBSESSED with every diet trend — the celery juice craze y’all are sooooo in love with? I would have 100% been on that train a few years back.

I had convinced that the only way that I could be “healthy” was to eat bird food and rock every diet trend in sight (which caused my mental health and bank account to suffer REAL quick), and eating quickly became my least favourite activity because it truly controlled my life.

Not to mention it led to years of yo yo-ing like crazy.

Why I’m so AGAINST the trendy diets and health hacks like celery juice? They more often than not ‘cause our bodies to go into distress and lead to the inverse of our intentions: OVEREATING.

Do you struggle with this too? You are SO not alone.

Now I am NOT saying this is true for everyone on the planet. We ALLLLL have different needs and triggers. But I know my gals, my overachieving all or nothing, yo yo dieter babes. If you’re not that and don’t struggle with this shiz, move on sistah ;) But if this resonates hard core, this episode is for YOU.

Things I tackle in todays episode:

  • How this trend has become so huge without any science backing it up

  • How this craze reflects a lack in critical thinking happening in society

  • The power of the placebo effect

  • My own history overcoming chronic eczema

  • Debunking the myth of this craze

Episode #56: Vulnerability in the Bedroom, Orgasms and All Things Sex with Olivia Seline


Olivia Seline is a leader who shows women how to lead themselves. She lead’s women to sexual liberation so they can have vibrant, intimate relationships & steamy sex lives. 

As a Sex & Success Coach for entrepreneurial women, she shows you how your sex life is DIRECTLY correlated to the success that you create and magnetize in your life and business. By turning yourself on and harnessing your sexual energy, Olivia will guide you to intimately know your power. She will walk alongside you to your self-discovery. She will show you that you have had the power all along. The power not only to love, know, trust, and feel confidently about yourself, but to change the trajectory of your relationship, your business, your life, and the lives of all of those you come in contact with to being confident there too.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Why the f*ck sex is such a stigma in our world

  • Faking orgasms

  • How to improve your sex life

  • The best ways to bring true pleasure into your life

  • The 5 Erotic Blueprints

  • Conscious Monogamy


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Episode #55: Embodying Your True Magic, Beating the Burnout & Embracing your Next Level Self with Lexi D'Angelo


Lexi D’Angelo is a Quantum Transformation Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner, and Clinical Hypnotherapist for leaders who are ready to fully claim their highest level of prosperity, self-expression + fulfillment on THEIR terms.

She has created a highly effective modality for change called Integrative Alchemy™ which is a potent blend of neuroscience, energetics, psychology, metaphysics, quantum physics, and ancient wisdom. By utilizing Integrative Alchemy™, Lexi is able to help her clients ditch the bullshit beliefs, limiting programming, and self-sabotaging tendencies that have been holding them back, and instead, upgrade their Co-Creatrix Coding so they can collapse timelines and experience Quantum $hifts in days, hours, or even minutes, instead of years.

When Lexi isn't supporting her epic clients, you can find her enjoying life in Bermuda with her husband, going for walks in on the railway trail with her fluffy Samoyed dogs, dancing like a total weirdo, or snuggling up on the couch with a cup of tea and a juicy fantasy romance novel.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Creating a really amazing and profitable business

  • The non cookie cutter approach to creating the business of your dreams

  • Burnout and how to handle that as an entrepreneur

  • Morning Magic time (her morning rituals)

  • Unconscious programming and how our beliefs are often not our own

  • We work through a limiting belief I’ve been working through in my own business (holy vulnerability hangover)


Lexi’s Instagram | Podcast

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Episode #54: Mastering Your Money Mindset | How I Went from $1.5 K Months to $7K Months in my Business


Do you cringe every time you think about money?

Struggle with anxiety when you look at your bank account?

Constantly feel “broke” and like you’re living paycheck to paycheck?

I feel ya sister, because I was right there with you. And today I deep dive into my money story, how I spent years paralyzed by my beliefs and feelings around money, and how by shifting my mindset around money, I’ve been able 5x my income in a the last year because of a set of simple SHIFTS.

Things I dive into in today’s episode:

  • My past working 7 part time jobs and endlessly feeling broke as a joke

  • The struggling actor mentality

  • My journey from hustle to flow

  • The 3 big shifts that really changed the game for me

Episode #53: The Power of Passive Income Through the Authentic Use of Network Marketing | A Conversation with Mallory Eden


Network Marketing. MLMs.

Chances are you have a pretty strong reaction to both of those terms — either positively or negatively.

You’ve been added to a facebook group without your permission. Your ex boyfriend high school’s sister who you haven’t spoken to in 15 years started a business and reached out inviting you out of the blue. #notcool am I right?

Network marketing gets a bad rap but let me tell ya, it can (and should) be the most life changing things you will ever do for yourself if you are aligned with a mentor you love and partner with a company who’s products you believe in.

I was the biggest skeptic. I thought I was going to be scammed. Drink the koolaid and join a cult. And to be honest, I had good reason. I’d been surrounded by people who were doing it wrong and were partnered with companies that were 110% out of alignment with what I believed. But having the courage to follow my gut, and kickstart my business education with a side hustle in the network marketing space has given me so many opportunities and gifts that I couldn’t have ever imagined possible. And almost every single successful entrepreneur I know has a stream of revenue dedicated to affiliate marketing (most of which are in the network marketing realm) soooo success leaves MF clues you guys. And I’m so excited to have Mallory Eden on — an incredible woman in the network marketing space that is showing up in this business model with true authenticity.

So who is Mallory? She is a self love + holistic health advocate, and essential oils lover. Her mission is to help guide and empower women to live healthier + happier lives…on their terms and going for their dreams while thriving from the inside out. She loves reading about a million books at a time, green smoothies, coffee, a huge bowl of popcorn with a chocolate side, painting huge canvases, twinkling diffusers, Sacred Frankincense, and cuddling with her family for a movie night by the fire. Essential oils & holistic nutrition are her deepest passions. She’s been with Young Living for almost 2 years and it's been the most amazing, best surprise of her life!! She’s been constantly learning that sometimes veering off course IS THE COURSE that was meant for us all along.

Today we deep dive into allllll things network marketing, our experiences in the space and how passive income has changed our life.

Some of the main things we touch on in today’s episode:

  • Pulling back the curtain on the truth about network marketing

  • How network marketing is really just another form (and a way more lucrative form) of affiliate marketing

  • The key to living a life by design

  • The importance of vision and being authentic to yourself

  • How to overcome the fear of being perceived as scammy

  • Using this opportunity as a chance to foster community where you truly belong


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Episode #52: How Entrepreneurship Helped Me Discover my MF Purpose in Life



“You can do any job for the rest of your life. But if you are not happy. If you are not fueled in your relationships. If you are not feeling like a health, happy and alive version of yourself, what is the f*cking point?”

This is a long time coming request for an episode that I’m SO freaking excited to share with you all. So many of you ask me how I started my business, had the courage to quit my day jobs and dive into entrepreneurship and how I make it work.

So today, I dish.

The good, the bad, the unexpected and all the in betweens.

‘Cause the entrepreneur life is a MF rollercoaster. It has opened up so many incredible doors for my life and I could not imagine living my life any other way now that I’m in it, but there were years when I thought it for sure wasn’t for me (and still days where I just wanna throw my hands up in the air and go f*ck it, I’m done).

But the honest truth of it is? This path has helped me uncover my purpose in life and today, I share my story and the jumping off pieces that you can use in your own life to figure out WTF your purpose (or multiple purposes? plural? who knows?) are on this planet.

You ready? Here we go.

Episode #51: Breaking the Stigma of Therapy with Rachel Wright


When you hear the word therapy, does it bring up positive or negative emotions for you?

Therapy used to be something I didn’t think I needed and gave a it a major bad rap. But my perspective on the matter has changed drastically in the last few months as I’ve explored my own experience of working with a therapist. Yup, I am a major therapy convert. And I’m talking about my own experience in therapy for the first time on todays episode.

So to talk about all the things and give you the most candid conversation about a topic so polarizing, I brought back on to the podcast one of my favorite humans on the planet, therapist and sex, relationships and mental health expert Rachel Wright.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Why Rachel wanted to be a therapist

  • How therapy and theatre are so linked

  • Her first experience of therapy as a fourteen year old (and the juicy deets on why her parents shoved her into therapy in the first place)

  • The good, the bad & the ugly of the therapy model

  • Where to even start on finding the right therapist for you

  • Why I finally took the deep dive and started going to therapy

  • Self care starts with mental health

  • How to know if you need therapy

  • A huge aha moment I had in therapy a few weeks ago


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Episode 37 with Rachel on Anxiety


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Episode #50: Bare Naked Bravery with Emily Ann Peterson



“The people who we define as brave are those that are able to utilize the fear itself to do the thing that they want to do.”

In 2013, Emily Ann Peterson was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist/cello teacher. Refusing to lose her life's love of expression, she knew she’d have to be brave. In an act of neurological defiance, she expanded into wider mediums and broke through her creative glass ceiling, opening the door to limitless possibilities through songwriting.

Her best-selling book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous helps people from all walks of life understand what bravery really is - allowing them to step into it by creatively using vulnerability, imagination and improvisation. She also founded The School of Bravery, a learning lab for creative visionaries which supports everyday heroes and creative entrepreneurs prepare, endure, and recover from their seasons of bravery.

Emily Ann's community of fans, listeners, and readers offers a welcoming, safe place for creative misfits to finally find belonging and acceptance. Emily Ann writes for people who struggle to remember what hope feels like and sings to those who yearn for something secret. She speaks to those who are done being bored and crave all things beautiful, strong, sacred, and sensual. Her goal is to inspire a global resonance and magnanimous community through the marriage of art and whole-person development.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • What the f*ck bravery actually means

  • How developing a hand tremor totally changed the trajectory of her life

  • The frustration of hearing words like “keep being brave” or “you’re so brave”

  • How traumatic events can shift your identity

  • The process of writing a book

  • The starving artist mentality

  • What her research on bravery showed her

  • How she confessed her love to a guy in the most creative and amazing way


Emily’s Instagram | Website

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Emily’s Ted Talk

Bare Naked Bravery

How To Be Everything


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Episode #49: Mood swings, menstrual cycles and my journey of going off the birth control pill | A Solo Episode


On today’s episode I’m deep diving into the past year of navigating my body and hormones after going off the birth control pill.

This time last year, I remember sitting in a coffee shop with my friend Jen talking all about the birth control pill. She had decided to go off of it 6 months prior and was sharing her experience with me and it got me thinking ... "why have I been on the pill for so goddamn long?"

I mean OBVIOUSLY to not have a baby. But the reason I went on the pill in the first place? I was 15 years old and my doctor misdiagnosed me with PCOS and said "here, just take the pill. It'll help your symptoms." And she was right, it did. And I didn't question it (and hadn't questioned it for years).

But that conversation got me thinking about how I'd been putting synthetic hormones into my body for 12 years of my life without question ('cause ya know, everyone is on the pill, right?) and that I hadn't even thought to question it.  And after my 27th birthday, after all of the medical stuff going on with me at the time, and the incredible conversation I had with Claire Baker on episode 7 of the podcast and speaking with my doctor, I decided to officially go off of the pill. 

Now I want to preface this by saying this is in NO WAY a "you need to go off the pill" podcast. YOU are the only person that can make choices for YOUR body (and girlfriend, you 100% know what's best for YOU and where you're at in life), but this past year has given me SO much insight into my body and my hormonal health

So here is MY story based off of my personal findings, speaking with my trusted hormone experts, my doctor and MY BODY.

Things I cover in today’s episode:

  • My journey with the birth control pill

  • What is actually happening to your body when you’re on the pill

  • Why I decided to go off the pill and what path I decided to go with

  • The nitty gritty of what it's really like to get an IUD inserted

  • Embracing my body and learning to love myself via my menstrual cycle

  • The pressure to show up in a way that goes agains our bodies in a masculine focused world

  • Reframing cramps and our periods as positive and beautiful experiences

    *edit: the Paraguard lasts 10 years not 5!

Episode #48: Using The Enneagram as a Tool For Self Awareness with Sarajane Case


To kick off a new month, we’re deep diving into everything get to know yo’ self because, let’s be honest, through all the mess that life brings, we can move further and further away from who we truly are, deep down.

One of the ways I love deep diving into getting to know myself in a deeper meaning is through personality tests and when I really took a deep dive into the Enneagram this past fall, I knew I needed to bring on an Enneagram expert to dish all the goods. And that’s why I’m SO excited to introduce Sarajane Case to the podcast today!

Sarajane Case is a writer, coach and speaker based in Asheville, NC. She's the creator of the Brave Collective - a membership community for people who want to create the life of their dreams from right where they are! She's the founder of Enneagram & Coffee and host of both Brave Radio & The Enneagram & Coffee Podcast!

Here are some things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • What the enneagram is and how Sarajane got into it

  • What makes the enneagram different from other personality tests

  • Embracing your shadow side

  • Using the enneagram as a tool for self awareness, deeper understanding of your partner and even bringing it into your work

  • An overview of the 9 types

  • How to use this tool as a way to grow and love ourselves more

  • How different types work together

  • Answering listener questions from our facebook community

  • Using the enneagram in business

  • How our types impact how we show up in the world and how we are perceived


Empowered and Free Retreat

Sarajane’s Personal Instagram | Enneagram and coffee Instagram

Free enneagram webinar at www.sarajanecase.com/enneagram

The Enneagram Institute

The Road Back To You

Sharp Objects


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Episode #47: Using Joy as a Vehicle for Change with Melanie C. Klein and Marc Cordon



“ We need to tend to the internalized oppression. We need to tend to all of the garbage that we’ve absorbed since the time we were born. We need to tend to our inner life and we need to bring in whether it’s joy, love, connection and to feel full to do this. Otherwise, how can we be effective instruments?”

This conversation is one of my absolute favorites. As someone who is constantly looking for ways to cultivate more joy AND more social change, these two are fostering a community that fosters a space to breed just that in a FUN and INTENTIONAL way. And I can’t wait to introduce you to this badass duo who are making waves.

Melanie C. Klein, M.A., is an empowerment coach, thought leader and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies. Her areas of interest and specialty include media literacy education, body image, and the intersectional analysis of systems of power and privilege. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body (Llewellyn, 2014) with Anna Guest-Jelley, a contributor in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice (Horton & Harvey, 2012), is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis (Shroff, 2014), a featured writer in Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llewellyn, 2016), co-editor of Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis with Dr. Beth Berila and Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) as well as the editor of the new anthology, Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body. She co-founded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition in 2014. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1996 and currently lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Marc Cordon, MPH, is a positive psychology coach, professional speaker, and author of the book "Beyond Resilient: The Coach's Guide to Ecstatic Growth." He has received coaching accolades from the Institute for Professional and Excellence in Coaching including an Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner, Certified Professional Coach, and specialties in transitions, leadership, performance, and wellbeing. Before co-founding the Joy Revolution, Marc served as the Associate Directors of the Office of Health Promotion and the Office of Multicultural Programs & Services at Emory University where he developed programs and curriculum on social justice, positive psychology and community engagement. He also received a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a Masters in Public Health in Policy & Management. For over two decades, he has assisted countless people in self-development through speaking engagements, retreats, mini-courses, and 1-on-1 advising and mentoring.   

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Shiny penny syndrome

  • The importance of practicing what we preach

  • Simple tangible ways of experiencing true joy

  • Hedonic happiness

  • What the Joy Revolution is all about

  • Using personal narrative as a form of empowerment

  • Legacy in today’s day and age being all about our own agenda and far removed from true social movement

  • Fostering a collective for joy & change

  • Self care as an act of political warfare

  • Using social media for social good

  • Positive psychology, intersectional feminism, legacy and beyond

  • And…a shit ton of poop references…’cause would you expect anything BUT that?


Melanie’s Instagram | Website | Yoga and Body Image Coalition

Marc’s Facebook | Website

Slut walk

The Joy Revolution

90 Day Fiance

Email Marc for his positive psychology book: marc@marccordon.com


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Episode #46: Gut Health Matters: Heal Your Anxiety Naturally, Live Happier & Feel Your MF Best | A Solo Episode



“The food you’re ingesting and is being absorbed by the gut directly impacts your mental health/anxiety in profound ways.”


Two things so many of us struggle with on the daily (I know I’m raising my hands), but they’re treated as SEPARATE issues.

The reality?

The two are SO freaking linked and nobody EVER talks about it. I know I have personally struggled with anxiety for YEARS and it was something that perpetuated my binge eating. I would feel anxiety coming on and I’d turn to pints of Ben & Jerry’s and all the MF chips and dips this gal could stuff in her face to numb my feelings, only to make my anxiety worse...

And the cycle continued.

Can you relate?

Maybe you struggle with both. Maybe you are living with anxiety and it’s taking over your life and you feel constantly overwhelmed, exhausted and burnt out. Maybe you’ve tried every diet under the sun and are TIRED of feeling like food is controlling you and you just want to be able to FEEL ENERGIZED and HEALTHY. 

Well, YOU CAN. And it starts here.

Here are a few things I touch on in todays episode:

  • The 5 major symptoms you might have that can tell you if you’re gut is healthy

  • What healthy poops look like

  • The path out of brain fog/exhaustion

  • How I healed my eczema

  • How to overhaul your gut in just 3 days

  • 3 simple steps to support your gut health you can implement today

Episode #45: Creating Female Friendships as an Adult, NAVIGATING shame and Living Your Kickass Life with Andrea Owen



“If you’re engaging in the behaviors of numbing out. If you’re using alcohol or food or exercise or relationships to run away from the feeling and take the edge off. If you’re isolating and hiding out, meaning you don’t reach out for help when shit hits the fan in your life. If you’re perfecting or performing or proving, overachieving, self sabotaging. If you are participating in those behaviors, then you are doing it in an effort to avoid shame. Bottom line. So essentially shame is running your life and you don’t know it.”

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.

She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 16 languages, as well as her inaugural book, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster).

When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Honey badgers. Yup. We get weird real quick you guys.

  • Her big fetal position breakdown at the age of thirty one

  • How to make friends as an adult

  • Shame, and the way it plays a part in all our lives

  • Breaking free of perfectionism

  • Her journey to sobriety

  • Specific tools to incorporate positive self talk

  • Self care 101

  • Where to start if you feel like you’re life is a MF mess


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Episode #44: What It's Like To Get a Double Mastectomy At the Age of 27 | A Solo Episode



“I lost an entire six hours of my day. One minute I was holding my husbands finger and the next minute I was blinking half awake in the ICU saying I was nauseous.”

Happy season 2 my Live Your F*ck Yes Lifers!

Holy balls, it’s good to be back. I’ve missed you guys.

Season 2 is about to be incredible so hold onto your hats — the lineup of conversations are seriously so juicy and amazing and I can’t wait for you guys to hear them.

But before we get there, I thought it was only fitting to kick off the start of season 2 with the true tell all about my preventative double mastectomy and what it’s really been like.

So many of you have been asking about the nitty gritty deets so today, we get into all of that and more.

Things I cover in today’s episode.

  • Navigating trauma and facing your fears head on

  • Fears I had heading into surgery, body dysmorphia and sex

  • Breast cancer awareness, the BRCA gene, major surgery

  • What I did to prep for it

  • The nitty gritty of my personal choices

  • What recovery has really looked like

#43: It's Okay to Slow Down | A Busy Babe's Confession



“ There is power in moving towards the peace, the calm, the grounding. And moving away from the hustle and the grind and the anxiety.”

Do you struggle to slow down?

As type A, overachievers, we’ve been taught to hustle and grind to succeed in life. And slowing down? It’s HARD. And in less than two weeks, I’m going to be literally forced to do just that for an entire month.

I’ve been ruminating a lot on slowing down and been working on practicing doing just that in my own life with intention — and I hope this reminds you that slowing down is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.

Here are a few things I touch on in todays episode:

  • The struggle of slowing down

  • Being present with ourselves and our thoughts is something so few of us actually know how to do

  • Tapping into your inner wisdom

  • How giving ourselves the space to breathe can lead to so many incredible things

  • Some of my favorite tools to intentionally be present with myself every single day

  • Worth and work