If you have ever felt like therapy was not for you, this episode is for you. I wanted to open up a little about my experience with therapy, and eliminate some of the stigma around it. It was the perfect time to give you a talk with Matt Marr. Matt is a therapist, an actor, and hosts The Dear Mattie Show.
Do you know who holds office for your district in the House of Representatives for your State? If you don’t, you’re not alone. With the country so hyper focused on national politics, it might seem tedious to focus on local government. However, no one is having a greater impact on your daily life than your locally elected officials. Not to …
One of my favorite parts of the United State Of Women Summit was attending the Athletes As Activists panel. It was organized by Dr. Kimberly Clay who created Play Like A Girl. It’s a wonderful organization that supports girls in both sports and STEM. Dr. Clay and I quickly bonded over our love for Mississippi since she’s from Batesville, and I went to Ole Miss a few miles down the road. The panel was informative, heartwarming, and filled me with determination to keep sports as a part of my daughter’s life where I had let them go in my own. Liz Loza of Yahoo Fantasy Sports (and previous Enthusiasm Enthusiast guest on Feminism And Football) was a wonderful moderator.
I was introduced to Intuitive Eating through listening to The BodyLove Project with Jessi Haggerty. It’s been a formative influence on me, as it has been for so many others who listen to her show. I was honored when Jessi agreed to talk with me about her experience as a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Health At Every Size practitioner. Jessi not only helps her clients understand and love their bodies, but she teaches personal trainers how to motivate their clients without focusing on weight, shame, and judgement. I think you’ll love hearing from her as much as I do. We share a love of dogs with people names and a love for shirts that say IDGAF ABOUT YOUR DIET SUSAN.
Some women are earth shakers, and on this show, I’m grateful to speak with lots of them. In this case, there was a magnitude 5.3 earthquake while I was interviewing registered dietician and author, Elyse Resch. I think it was a sign!
In 2014, when Serial debuted, it would change many lives. Not only would the most popular podcast of all-time change the course of Adnan Syed’s legal path, but the show itself would bring podcasting into the mainstream media. One of the people who is both directly and indirectly responsible for all of it is Rabia Chaudry. Without Rabia presenting Adnan’s story to Sarah Koenig and the Serial team, none of it would’ve happened. Rabia has since launched her own podcasts, Undisclosed and The 45th. She’s a NY Times Best-selling author of Adnan’s Story. She continues to practice law, write, and bring the issues of immigrants and Muslims to the forefront of discussion.
If all of your favorite female musicians toured together, supported each other, and donated some of the proceeds from the concerts to charities that help other women, would you go? Because that DID happen. It was called Lilith Fair, and in 1997 it changed the musical landscape for the next three summers.
To my knowledge, Ilana Levine is the only actor who learned she could sing AFTER she was cast in a Broadway musical. Her path as a performer has been anything but typical, and in her latest incarnation as the host of her own podcast, Little Known Facts With Ilana Levine, she’s doing things differently again.
It started as a way to celebrate one woman’s birthday by supporting a charity. From that idea, Dining For Women blossomed into a non-profit organization with thousands of members nationwide.
Local chapters of friends get together to eat and learn about the needs of women and girls in international communities.
For member, Nancy Stern, it became much more. I spoke with her and President Beth Ellen Holimon about their experiences with DFW.
If you haven’t already, spend some time perusing the Reductress website. Go ahead, check out headlines like “We Drew These Disney Princesses As Size 10s And Now They Are All Being Harassed On Twitter” or “4 Ways To Make Life Easier For Yourself, and Harder For Everyone Around You.”
She’s the queen of Halloween. She’s one of my best friends. She’s a Syrian-American.
The recent Muslim ban and general climate toward refugees has both terrified and activated her. We got together to discuss our experiences at the Women’s March in L.A., what we’re doing to make good on the promises we made that day, and how we handle the stress of the current administration in VERY different ways.
Lots of great stuff in this episode! First, I give you some updates on some of my most popular guests – Katie Von Till (Heartbreak Part 1), Kim Evey (Road To Adoption), and Lauren Koenig (Pregnancy Loss).
Actor Wendi McLendon-Covey is all heart and 0 effs. This special mix is why she’s compelling as a person and a performer. She was about to abandon acting altogether when she booked the job (Reno 911) that would transform her career and life forever. She told me all about the joy of being in your 40s and gave me some great advice for my birthday.