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There are many elements in our lives that affect our well-being and there are many ways that we can explore them. One avenue to optimal self-care is having open, honest conversations about what it means to be well. Navigate love and relationships, purpose and meaning, mental health and wellness, success and failure, and all of those things that make us human with Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney has over 13 years of professional experience in the health, wellness, a ...
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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the fields of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody, author of the book, Food Heals: Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Stories to Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Health. This sexy, savvy show provides friendly advice on a variety of issues including ...
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Essentia: Rise & Thrive

Jack Dell'Accio and Whitney Lauritsen

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What does it mean to thrive? Really thrive. To wake up every day not just rested, but resilient. Not just recharged, but ready for anything. And not just happier, but healthier – from bedtime to all the time. To thrive is to rise, without compromise. Our goal is to bring you an array of topics and special guest speakers, experts in wellness, to help you learn how to wake up every day ready to take on the world. What little (or big) changes can you make to say you are truly thriving? Join us ...
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If you're surprised and frustrated by high prices at the grocery store, you are not alone. National data shows that grocery shopping and dining out are more expensive than ever. The latest data from the Agriculture Department shows consumers spent 11.3% of their disposable income on food in 2022. This means that Americans are currently spending mor…
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The sixth session of the Well-Being Beyond Measure series focuses on understanding different methods and styles of communication. Whitney discusses passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive communication, and explores the challenges with each. She encourages listeners to understand their unique communication style and offers ways to im…
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Megan Lyons is a sought-after health & wellness expert who is deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest. Megan is a Harvard graduate, MBA, and former management consultant who left the business world to follow her passion for wellness by opening The Lyons' Share Wellness in 2014. Since then, she's earned a Maste…
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The fifth session of the Well-Being Beyond Measure series delves into the importance of self-compassion. Whitney offers an honest account of her struggles with perfectionism, self-loathing, stress, and career transition. She discusses the critical nature of self-acknowledgement and positive self-perception, sharing psychological studies that valida…
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Do you ever wonder why diets work at first and you fall off track? What is the key to consistency? When you're fed up with asking "How do I resist food temptations?" and are ready to discover "How do I become the person who is no longer tempted by food?"– Aki Shapiro is here to help. (And hint: it's not about willpower or the food). Ali is the host…
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The fourth session of the Well-Being Beyond Measure series centers on understanding and managing stress. Whitney shares her personal experiences with stress, burnout, and learning to prioritize wellbeing. She discusses different techniques for handling stress, like distraction, mindfulness, meditation, self-affirmation, and resilience-building exer…
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What is fascia and why is it an essential tool to help your body heal itself? Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber, and muscle in place. The tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. My guest today, Anna …
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In the third session of the Well-being Beyond Measure series, Whitney takes you on an introspective journey exploring strengths, values, and personal growth, with exercises and reflections to gain clarity and self-understanding. She emphasizes the significance of starting despite uncertainties and encourages active participation in this self-discov…
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In the second session of the Well-being Beyond Measure series, Whitney explores the theme of redefining personal goals and mindfulness. This episode invites listeners to challenge traditional goal-setting norms and embrace a more personalized approach to wellness. With a focus on mindfulness practices and understanding one's unique life transitions…
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Are you tired of shaming yourself every time you look in the mirror? Sick of turning to the fridge for comfort food when you know it's going to perpetuate your negativity around your body but you are too exhausted to figure out how to stop? Do you feel stuck and not sure how to get out of this endless food and shame cycle? Then today's episode is f…
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Welcome to the final episode of our New Year's series! We've had an incredible journey so far, exploring topics like "The Truth About 'The Secret'" with Jason Wrobel, discovering "How Guided Meditation Helps You Trust Your Intuition" with Katie Krimitsos, and learning "How To Reach Your Goal in 100 Days" with John Lee Dumas. Today, we're wrapping u…
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The first session of the Well-being Beyond Measure series focused on self-awareness. Whitey delves deep into the realms of self-care and personal growth, emphasizing the uniqueness of individual experiences. Through a blend of reflective exercises, breathwork, and community insights, listeners are encouraged to explore their own paths towards welln…
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Join Whitney Lauritsen in a profound conversation with Arwinder "Arwi" Kaur as she navigates the complexities of modern life, technology, and environmental consciousness. Arwi delves into the implications of technology on our daily lives and the struggle to maintain balance between advancement and ecological responsibility. They explore the impact …
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What do you want to create this year? How will you make 2024 the best year yet? What steps can you take today that will lead to a better tomorrow? Asking myself these very questions inspired me to go back and listen to some of our favorite stories from Food Heals. I put together a collection of incredible stories to inspire you to create the life y…
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Join Whitney in her inaugural recording of Well-Being Beyond Measure, a free program. She navigates through the concept of well-being, questioning traditional ideas about figuring everything out. She emphasizes the ongoing process of emotional wellness and the value of community in personal growth. This introductory session is a journey of self-dis…
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What are your goals for 2024? What do you truly want to change in your life to experience the life of your effing dreams? Asking myself these very questions inspired me to go back and listen to some of our favorite stories from Food Heals. I put together a collection of incredible stories to inspire you to create the life you want and reach your go…
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Whitney introduces a new podcast format and project called "Well-Being Beyond Measure," exploring the intersections of self-care, learning, and community engagement. She also reflects on her journey into 2024, discussing her shift away from New Year's resolutions and into a more introspective, mindful approach to life. She shares insights about bal…
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Join Whitney in this introspective episode as she shares her journey through 2023, a year of significant changes and reflections. She delves into her transition from social media to podcasting, her experiences with neurodivergent workload management, and her exploration of time management strategies. Whitney candidly discusses the challenges of bal…
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Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! I hope you're enjoying some time with the people you love. It's a time for family, fun festivities, cooking, baking, and gift-giving. But it's also a time that can bring up a list of traumas to the surface, challenge us, and remind us of those we have lost who aren't with us to celebrate. And it can give us paus…
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Respect knows no gender; diversity is our collective strength. The goal is not inclusivity; it’s providing equal opportunities for everyone to be the best that they can be. In this episode, Lauren Neal, an award-winning chartered engineer and chartered project professional in the energy industry and author of #1 bestseller Valued at Work, discusses…
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Join Whitney as she explores the nuances of balancing personal growth, career success, and mental well-being in today's complex digital landscape. From her transition from heavy social media usage to a more podcast-centric approach, Whitney opens up about her journey, including the challenges and triumphs of managing workload as a neurodivergent in…
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What are aminos, and why are they vitally important for plant-based dieters? How does building muscle help us age in reverse? What are Kion aminos, and why are they essential to our health? These questions and more are answered by CEO of Kion, Angelo Keely, on today's episode of Food Heals. Angelo Keely was born in Austin, Texas, and raised there o…
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How can you experience a profound life transformation that lets you unlock genuine happiness and understand your true purpose on earth? For Jeff Golden, it can be done by embracing the sacred and appreciating the wonder within and around you. In this conversation with Whitney Lauritsen, he talks about approaching the sacred, embracing your opportun…
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How might psychedelics, also known as plant medicine, revolutionize our approach to mental health by offering swift healing for lifelong trauma and PTSD for people in traumatic jobs such as police officers without the need for prolonged traditional therapy? What are the legal ramifications of growing and consuming plant medicine? Asking questions l…
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Despite their controversial reputation, psychedelics are being widely used by doctors, shamans, retreat leaders, and more across the world to treat trauma and PTSD. Whether it's Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, or another form of plant medicine, rapid healing can occur when using these medicinal plants. So, how do we learn to unlock the rapid healing power o…
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This episode takes you through a series of adventures, reflections, and meaningful moments as Whitney Lauritsen traverses national recreation spots, encounters family and friends, and delves into her personal growth. Discover insights on embracing the beauty of travel, the power of reconnecting with roots, and the challenge of maintaining psycholog…
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Whether it's Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, MDMA, or even LSD, Psychedelics have been given a bad name over the years, but what is the truth about these demonized drugs? Do they fit the drug category or do they fit the plant medicine category? What if we could unlock their healing power in a matter of minutes, addressing lifelong trauma and PTSD without ye…
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Happy Thanksgiving! If you're celebrating, I hope you're surrounded by people who light up your world, enjoying delicious, nourishing food and, of course, some fine wine! Speaking of wine, did you know that not all vino is created equal? From glyphosate lurking in the soil to fish bladder fining agents, a lot of what's in our glasses can be a chemi…
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We are all striving for happiness; so much so that it seems society puts this pressure on us to find and embody it. We are bombarded with these images of what a happy life looks like that makes us ask: are we failing at happiness? Well, what if we tell you that we can get past that and go beyond happiness? In today’s episode, Whitney Lauritsen inte…
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Happy, healthy holidays! I hope you're cooking and spending time with people you care about. Today, we're going to talk a little bit about forever chemicals and how to avoid them. Then, we'll lighten it up with some fun holiday and year-round healthy recipes. Glyphosate - one of those scary forever chemicals - is the most widely used herbicide in t…
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Join me for Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Daryl Gioffre, where we’re diving into some crucial health topics that affect us all plus- some surprising revelations! We'll be delving into protecting our loved ones (yes that includes our furry fiends!) from mold toxicity, exploring why insulin is hormone that ages us, and why healing the gut is the…
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Whitney Lauritsen delves into our complex relationship with time and the pressures of modern society. From societal norms that push us to hustle to the beauty of slowing down, Whitney shares personal stories of her struggles to be present. She talks about how books like "In Praise of Slowness" have influenced her perspectives. Explore how technolog…
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We know the gut is the second brain and I know this conversation will blow your mind! You'll learn how to get off your ass-id and detox your way back to health. Dr. Daryl Gioffre is a highly sought-after gut health and inflammation specialist with over two decades of experience in the field. Having overcome a life-long sugar addiction, in addition …
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Can humans live to be 500 years old? Will death one day become optional? Which of our science fiction movies from the past are now a reality today? My guest Marek Piotrowski answers these questions and more on today's episode of Food Heals. With a background as a CMO in robotics, Marek is dedicated to demystifying breakthroughs in the field of long…
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