body dysmorphia

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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The event:


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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

Episode #38: Orthorexia and the shit no one talks about in the fitness world | A Solo Episode



“If you’re not happy with something in your life. Whether it’s your health, your relationships, the way you talk to yourself, the way you prioritize things, your job…literally anything in your life. You are in control. You are at the drivers seat. And you have the power to change your life if you decide to.


A word that until a couple of years ago, I had no idea existed, and yet, applied so wholeheartedly to my relationship with fitness for years.

How does fitness fit into your life?

Do you approach it from a place of lack? Working out because you at that cookie and you’re trying to “work it off”? Or because you are trying to get in shape for that big trip so you can look “good in a bikini”?

Or do you approach it as a gift? Something that gives you energy? Brings positivity into your day? Makes you feel confident, happy, vibrant?

Today’s episode dives into the pitfalls of fitness and how to move out of a negative mindset around fitness.

Episode #11: The truth of being a woman in theatre with Harmony France



" Women would talk about it together but we kept it to ourselves. And I reached a point where I'm not afraid of who is willing to hire me and who isn't. If they don't want to work with me because I'm speaking out about how it's messed up how women are treated in this community, then they're not my people." 

Harmony France is the artistic director of the world's first feminist musical theatre company, Firebrand Theatre. She is a casting director, teacher, actress, singer, home-style guru, writer, activist, and Navy Veteran.

Here are a few things we discussed in today’s episode:

  • The TRUTH of what it's like to be an artist in Chicago
  • The mission behind Firebrand theatre and why she started the first equity feminist theatre
  • The fat shaming and harassment we've experienced in the theatre community
  • The "is this why" rabbit hole
  • The moment when she joined the navy that sparked her journey with body dysmorphia
  • How we individually choose to show up as an artist every day
  • The theatre experience that changed my life
  • The power of not taking the easy way out
  • Launching a company and having her dad pass away the same week
  • The behind the scenes of launching a business and the mess along the way
  • The path to happiness *hint* it's not what you expect
  • The top 3 tool for tackling your to-do list


Bullymake discount code: LYFYL for $10 off your box

Firebrand theatre // Get your tickets to 9 to 5

Harmony's blog

Lizzie Borden: the musical

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Diva Cup / Thinx

The musicals Dessa Rose and Loving Repeating

Black Panther

The Den Theatre in Chicago



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