#160 Eat to Love with Jenna Hollenstein

Non-diet nutrition therapist Jenna Hollenstein’s book Eat to Love takes the ideas of intuitive eating and gives us a framework for putting them into practice: the six Buddhist paramitas. What does meditation have to do with fighting diet culture? Jenna explains how even those of us who aren’t religious can use mindfulness to transform our relationship with food, body, and life.

Links in this episode: Buy Eat to Love on Amazon, Jenna’s website and Instagram, Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse ReschMeditation teacher Susan Piver, Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron



#154 5 Tricks for Staying Present

Travel and parties and family get-togethers sound fun and we really look forward to them, but when we feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable, it can make those experiences stressful and we miss out on what makes them special. This week Daphnie and Joanna suggest five tricks to help you stay in the moment, whether you’re visiting someone for the holidays or having a conversation at a networking event.

Links in this episode: Hannah Aaberg writing about controlling her work email, Screen Time on iPhones, Amy Cuddy’s TED talk, Presence by Amy Cuddy, You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh

#049RR Inflammation

Talking about inflammation has gotten trendy recently. Is it really the cause of all of our problems? Daphnie explains the different kinds of inflammation, what the deal is with anti-inflammatory diets, and how we can use reducing inflammation to our advantage. Plus we talk about delicious nutritious olive oil in Power Foods.

Links in this episode: Chronic stress in kids, EWG guide to household cleaners, New Yorker article about inflammation, How strong is the link between inflammation and depression?, More info on probiotics in food4-7-8 breaths , Harvard's list of foods that fight inflammation

#138 Get Creative with Katherine Jaeger-Thomas

Creative career and business coach Katherine Jaeger-Thomas says we’re all creative beings, whether we’re professional actors, amateur painters, or parents inventing a new way to handle bedtime. We talk with her about how we can work on being more awesome by fostering creativity in our daily lives, even if we don’t have 15 (or even 5) minutes to spare.

Links in this episode: Katherine's website: KJT Coaching, Create Space Facebook group, International Coaching Federation

#045RR 10 Small Steps to Being More Awesome

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of making a change in your life because your ideal is so far from where you are? We know that feel. This week, start with one of these 10 small, super not scary changes and start becoming more awesome RIGHT NOW! #NoExcuses Plus, Daphnie talks us out of a detox in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: More info on Tabata and HIITOnline Tabata TimerWide Mouth NalgeneMouthpiece for Wide Mouth NalgeneMeditation App

#135 Changing Negative Self-Talk

The way we talk to ourselves matters. Whether it’s about our bodies, our jobs, or our relationships, negative self-talk feels productive but actually keeps us from the things we want out of life. Daphnie brings us tools for changing our negative self-talk into thought patterns that are productive and healthy, while still acknowledging the pain that fuels those harmful thoughts in the first place.  

Links in this episode: Heart and Brain comics, Free meditation app, Jezebel on how to find a therapist, Radiolab episode about VR Freud

#059 Lungs Breath and Endurance

Take a deep breath: it’s time to talk about our lungs. We know they’re important, but how do they actually work and how can we make them stronger? Are we going to get big, bulky lungs from exercising? (JK) Mostly, what do we have to do so that we won’t be so out of breath when we climb the stairs? Plus, Daphnie goes up against one of her faves in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links: Heart Health episode, Cool respiratory system graphics, How to make balloon lungs in a bottle, Resources for quitting smoking, Info on youth tobacco use, Health care costs of smoking, Freakonomics episode about flu shots

#052 Stress

Stress: we’ve all got it, and some of us are pretty proud of ours. It means we’re super successful and important, right? Actually, stress has some pretty negative effects on the body. In this week’s episode, Daphnie explains how our bodies are trying to help us with stress, why it’s actually hurting us, and what we can do to help let go of the stress we create for ourselves. Plus, we do a REALLY FUN PUSH-UP in "Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise".

Links: Our episode about Inflammation, 4-7-8 breaths, Push-up with shoulder taps

#045 10 Small Steps to Being More Awesome

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of making a change in your life because your ideal is so far from where you are? We know that feel. This week, start with one of these 10 small, super not scary changes and start becoming more awesome RIGHT NOW! #NoExcuses Plus, Daphnie talks us out of a detox in “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links: More info on Tabata and HIIT, Online Tabata Timer, Wide Mouth Nalgene, Mouthpiece for Wide Mouth Nalgene, Meditation App