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The Chasing Joy Podcast

The Chasing Joy Podcast shares meaningful conversations about wellness that will bring energy and joy into your life. Every week Chasing Joy dives into topics including creating joy, tuning into your intuition, personal growth & living well and brings on new guests with expertise in that area. This podcast will entertain, educate and inspire you to live a more joyful, energized life.
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Feb 12, 2019

Alexandra Catchpole is a Shamanic Healer, Reiki Master, and teacher. She underwent a Shamanic awakening in 2013 that redirected the course of her life to the service of others through the healing arts. She studied Shamanic Lightworking Empowerment Training in Metaphysics and the Healing Arts under Maya Cointreau in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

 

We Talk About:

  • Her path to shamanism
  • What her spiritual awakening looked and felt like
  • Shamanic energy healing
  • Working with spirit guides
  • How Alexandra defines: Energy
  • Health and lightness
  • Listening to our intuition
  • How our intuition speaks to us
  • The connection between energy and disease
  • Auras and how energy gets trapped in our auras
  • How to clear your aura - balancing chakras and auras
  • How to find a healer
  • How to protect your energy as an empath
  • The importance of grounding

 

 

Apply to be on the 100th episode:

https://goo.gl/forms/ODUk2H3F0i32ZkTH2

 

Connect with Alexandra

online: https://www.nantuckethealingarts.com/

on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ackhealingarts/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Feb 5, 2019

“You don’t need a study to believe a woman’s story about her body and that is where medicine is getting things backward.” - Dr. Jolene Brighten

 

We Talk About:

  • Her son’s sudden illness and how it led to Dr. Brighten living in Paris
  • PANDAs and PANs
  • Learning how to feel your feelings without getting stuck in them
  • Making the most of challenging situations
  • Hormone 101
  • Adrenal glands
  • The markers you need to test when your thyroid and hormones are off
  • 3 phases of the menstrual cycle
  • follicular phase
  • ovulatory phase
  • luteal phase
  • fertility window
  • progesterone and estrogen
  • how thyroid, adrenals and hormone cycles are all interconnected
  • Hormonal birth control
  • 60% of women use the pill for symptom management which can delay diagnosis
  • why it’s our right to choose
  • side effects that we should know before taking the pill
  • how to prepare your body to come off the pill
  • the connection between stress and hormones
  • the importance of light pollution and hormone cycles

 

 

Apply to be on the 100th episode:

https://goo.gl/forms/ODUk2H3F0i32ZkTH2

 

Links:

True dark glasses: https://truedark.com/

Beyond the Pill - (Dr. Brighten’s new book): https://amzn.to/2D9liVD

 

Connect with Dr. Jolene Brighten

online: https://drbrighten.com/

on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjolenebrighten/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Jan 29, 2019

Krista and Blair are 2 of the 5 team members at Women in Dharma. They lead journeys that will inspire you, awaken your higher self, and transform your being. From coaching, retreats to soulful photography, Women in Dharma is here to support you on your journey of you being you. They’re also pushing the envelope of how they do business as a co-op, from equal pay across all their team members and truly working together as a team with equal voices.

 

We Talk About:

  • How self love has translated into positive relationships
  • Both their journey’s to creating their cooperative company Women in Dharma
  • Blair’s experience with feeling lost
  • What they wish they had known during their times of feeling lost
  • What is Dharma - the journey of you being you
  • You’re still in your dharma even if you’re feeling lost
  • Tools for getting unstuck: gathering with women
  • The Enneagram - what is it? (energy assessment tool)
  • Blair and Krista explain all 9 types
  • Practices for tuning
  • How Women in Dharma is structured a feminine approach to business

 

Links:

Sleeping at Last Enneagram Songs http://www.sleepingatlast.com/

https://womenindharma.com/enneagram/

 

Connect with Krista and Blair

online: https://womenindharma.com/

on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenindharma/

facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenindharmasoulfulcommunity/?source_id=1446836198795695

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Jan 22, 2019

On this week’s episode, we dive into all things CBD with the husband and wife duo behind Luce Farm. They breakdown what CBD is, who it’s for, how to use it and so much more. This is a great episode for anyone curious about this plant-based remedy. I love the transparency behind Luce and their dedication to providing sustainable wellness.

 

We Talk About:

  • The impact of the farm bill
  • Luce farm - how they got started and going from CSA to CBD
  • CBD versus THC
  • Why CBD has become popular in the past few years
  • Most common uses for CBD
  • The difference between isolate and full spectrum CBD
  • Why organic matters for hemp products
  • What consumers should look for when shopping for
  • The different forms people can consume CBD and what forms are best for what ailments
  • Who CBD can benefit
  • Taking it for ailments versus taking it preventatively
  • How to find out the right dose to use
  • CBD success stories
  • Answer your questions covering:
  • Use for kids
  • Travel
  • Sleep
  • Pain
  • Anxiety

 

Connect with Luce:

On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucefarm/

Online: https://lucefarmvt.com/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Jan 15, 2019

On this week’s episode I’m talking with Carly Stein founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals a line of bee powered wellness products.

Carly is an inspiring 27 year old Goldman Sachs trader turned Bee Whisperer. She is on a mission to save the bees while educating people on the integral role they play in our food and eco-system. She is a beekeeper herself who developed an delicious and innovative bee-made nutraceutical product line that provides effective, natural solutions for a stronger immune system. Beekeeping was her side hustle as she worked 16 hour days on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs in NYC. 

We Talk About:

  • How Beekeeper’s Natural came to be and Carly’s experience with an autoimmune condition
  • How Carly discovered her love for all things bees
  • Making hard choices
  • Carly’s process of how to find out what’s holding you back
  • Maximizing your options
  • Why propolis hasn’t been well known in North America
  • A breakdown of the different bee products - what they’re used for in the hive and how they can support our health
  • Why non-pasteurized honey is so important
  • Why the bee population is in decline and why it’s a bad thing
  • What we can do to protect the bees
  • How to stay positive and empowered when the environmental issues can be so challenging
  • Navigating wellness trends - what’s hype versus real

 

Connect with Beekeeper’s Naturals:

Online: https://beekeepersnaturals.com/

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beekeepers_naturals/

 

Use Code Chasingjoy15 for 15% off

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Jan 8, 2019

Finding Confidence, “Not Trying,” ED Recovery, Depression & More - Q&A

 

This week’s episode I answer your questions about happiness, mental health, body image, photography, making friends and so much more. Thank you for all your thoughtful questions, I always enjoy sharing my thoughts. As always, I’m not a mental health professional and I highly recommend working with one if you’re struggling at all.

 

Find a Therapist Near You:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/

 

 

Links I Mention:

Brene Brown’s Book: Dare to Lead https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Lead-Brave-Conversations-Hearts/dp/0399592520/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1546883145&sr=8-2&keywords=daring+leadership+brene+brown

Dermot Kennedy on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5KNNVgR6LBIABRIomyCwKJ

Briogeo Hair https://briogeohair.com/

 

 

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Dec 18, 2018

On this episode, I’m sharing a more personal intimate reflection of 2018

The episode is broken into:

  1. Highlights of the Year
  2. Trends I noticed in the wellness and personal growth space
  3. What I think 2019 will bring to this space
  4. What I’m proud of this year & where I grew the most
  5. The areas I fell short in 2018
  6. How I’m approaching 2019

Links:

Favorite podcasts:

http://init4thelongrun.com/2018/11/07/wellness-podcasts/

http://init4thelongrun.com/2017/03/02/6-podcasts-health-happiness/

Wedding Recap Blog Post

http://init4thelongrun.com/2018/08/13/intimate-diy-wedding/

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Podcast Sponsor: Evolution Fresh Kombucha https://www.evolutionfresh.com/

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Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

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Connect with Me

Join the Joy Squad

Dec 11, 2018

The Well Essentials is a sustainable lifestyle brand founded by Megan Faletra (MS, MPH, RDN) that inspires others to reconnect with their food, culture, and the world around them to create incredible impact.

The Well Essentials is based off the belief that each and every individual is capable of creating immense change on the world around them through love and compassion, both for ourselves, for others, and for the world around us.

 

 

We Talk About:

Food culture and how it can enhance our experience of the holidays

How food culture supports intuitive eating

Sustainability during the holidays

Sustainable gift ideas

How to communicate with your loved ones your goals (in terms of sustainability)

The importance of shopping local

New Years Resolutions that have an impact

Focusing on fun and impact over fixating on health

Winter Wellness

how to change your perspective on wellness

tools to support your physical wellbeing during winter

How to support your mental health during winter

The importance of ebbs and flows in the winter

 

 

Sustainable Companies:

Follain https://follain.com/

Athleta https://athleta.gap.com/

Ten Tree: https://www.tentree.com/

 

Charities:

the Her Initiative: https://theherinitiative.org/

Heifer International https://www.heifer.org/

Rodale Institute: https://rodaleinstitute.org/

 

Supplements:

Elderberry

Magnesium

Vitamin D

Brand: Metagenetics

 

Connect with Meg:

On Instagram: https://www.thewellessentials.com/about/

On Her Website: https://www.instagram.com/meganfaletra/

 

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Dec 4, 2018

Movement and the Body as an Expression of Intuition, Creativity and Healing with Taryn Toomey

Known for transforming her students with her magical, virtually unexplainable workout, The Class, Taryn is on a deep soul journey to become one with her past and open herself to higher purpose and greater fulfillment. The Class by Taryn Toomey has been lauded as a transcending practice, garnering recognition from news outlets like Fast Company, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Taryn has presented her method at the TEDx Conference, Fast Company Innovation Conference, In goop Health Summit, The Wing's Camp No Man's Land, The Capital G Summit, Glamour’s Women of the Year Conference, The Wasatch Leadership Summit, and the The Wanderlust Festival. The Class by Taryn Toomey is currently in New York, Bridgehampton, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Miami – with plans to expand and bring its magic to major cities around the globe. Ever the alchemist, Taryn has also developed a holistic cleanse program (The Cleanse), wellness retreats (The Retreatment), a handcrafted fine jewelry line (The Airelume) and thoughtfully curated lifestyle products. 

 

We Talk About:

x How children are so wise and pick up so much

x Intuition as a kid and not knowing what we want to be when we grow up

x Allowing your body to channel a message versus just your brain

x How creativity and movement intersect

x Taryn’s journey to starting the class

x What The Class is and why it’s different

x The body as an instrument to channel the soul

x The connection between experiences thoughts and feelings

x Healing through movement

x Unconditioning from your past and childhood

x The importance of spiritual and community connection

x We’re conditioned to fix ourselves and our bodies to feel better

x Taking breaks from exercise and knowing when to say “when”

x Not needing to break down to break through

x Stepping back and getting perspective

x The knowing in the gut versus your intellect

x We don’t have to keep proving ourselves to ourselves

x Expressing versus repressing feelings and breaking the cycle

x Fear is the opposite of being present

 

 

Links:

Australia by Connor Youngblood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_iY2wNJlM

 

Connect with Tayrn:

On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclass/

https://www.instagram.com/taryntoomey/

On her website: https://taryntoomey.com/

 

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Nov 27, 2018

Taylor Simpson is a Life and Online Business Building Coach for women who have been holding themselves back for way too long, allowing limiting beliefs and their perfectionism to keep them from creating the life and/or online business they have been dreaming of. She is also obsessed with helping her community and clients tap into the power of The Law of Attraction and Manifestation so they can begin calling in all the Abundance they desire and deserve.  As a Motivational Speaker and the Host of the Podcast, A Taylored Adventure to Happiness, she utilizes her platforms to bring awareness to the power we have within once we get out of our own way, so we can gain clarity and take on our life’s purpose fearlessly!  She also has a slight addiction to Poptarts and her Dog, Trooper.

 

We Talk About:

  • Seeking affirmations and validations outside yourself
  • Shopping addiction and anxiety around work
  • Living for someone else
  • How Taylor’s fitness journey created the opportunity to start her first business
  • How her journey to work through her insecurity led her to the Law of Attraction
  • What Taylor learned from divorce
  • Curiosity and learning
  • The practical tools for how Taylor tunes into her intuition
  • Making big choices using intuition
  • Taking leaps of faith
  • Why life can be a game
  • Learning to embrace fear
  • Thank you versus sorry
  • Communicating your needs
  • Law of Attraction
  • Why worthiness is at the root of all desires
  • Surrender, presence and compassion on your off days

 

Links/Products Mentioned

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle: https://amzn.to/2DOnHaV

 

Connect with Taylor:

Listen to Taylor’s Podcast: A Taylored Adventure to Happiness https://thetaylorsimpson.com/podcast/

On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamtaylorsimpson/

On her website: https://thetaylorsimpson.com

 

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Get the Lightroom Presets:

buy here: https://gumroad.com/l/init4thelongrun-presets

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Nov 13, 2018

Chris Cieri is the owner and founder of Franklin & Whitman an all-natural skincare company. Chris founded the company two years ago after growing a beard and wanting a beard serum that actually smelled good. Since then the brand has expanded into natural skin, body and hair care. Chris founded the company with the social mission at the core and 5 percent of sales go to dog rescue.

 

We Talk About:

  • Working for yourself
  • The transition of becoming your own boss - giving yourself permission
  • Busyness as an excuse
  • What do we need to be resilient? Do we need struggle?
  • Doing the less fun stuff - why it matters
  • Moving through blocks/getting stuck
  • Using fear as a “tailwind”
  • There’s no scoreboard for fear or pain
  • Choosing to be happy
  • Being mindful about your energy
  • Making the “right” decision
  • Life is a choose your own adventure book
  • Figuring it out
  • The power of connecting people and helping people feel like they belong
  • Ending things on a high note
  • Nice versus kind
  • How to take advice
  • The power of getting help and building off others
  • The power and importance of vulnerability as a man

 

Links mentioned

HBO special “the defiant ones”: https://amzn.to/2DzP5Jx

Braving the Wilderness Brene Brown: https://amzn.to/2qGXQcf

 

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Get the Lightroom Presets:

buy here: https://gumroad.com/l/init4thelongrun-presets

 

Connect with Chris

On instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/frankandwhit/

Shop for Frank & Whit Products: https://franklinandwhitman.com/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Nov 6, 2018

Sam Vander Wielen is an attorney-turned-entrepreneur who helps coaches and entrepreneurs grow their businesses so they get paid, protect their content, and get legally legit. After nearly 5 years as a corporate attorney, Sam chose to leave it all behind to chase more joy and fulfillment in life. Sam's passionate about travel, coffee, cooking and learning more about how we can all live a more authentic life.

 

We Talk About:

  • Finding the right morning routine & the magic of the “menu”
  • how Sam started her career as an attorney
  • The scary flight that gave Sam a wake up call about her life
  • Why it’s so hard to change when you’ve invested so much in a career
  • The steps Sam took to start her business
  • The difference between a hobby and a business
  • Why not all your hobbies need to be a business
  • How you’ll always keep pivoting (whether you want to or not)
  • Why pivoting isn’t as scary as we think
  • Fear versus freedom
  • Why we aren’t wasting money or education when we change our careers/lives
  • How to know when you want your hobby to be a career (and when you don’t)
  • Do you love the boring parts of the job?
  • The power of connection and listening to grow your business and career
  • “What if the “what if” was a good thing”
  • Intent is so important
  • Finding fulfillment outside of work - taking the pressure of your career or relationship to bring you happiness
  • Balancing self-development with doing the work

 

 

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Get the Lightroom Presets:

buy here: https://gumroad.com/l/init4thelongrun-presets

 

Connect with Sam

On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samvanderwielen/

On her website: https://samvanderwielen.com/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Oct 30, 2018

This episode is all about uncertainty especially around career, making big life changes, handling anxiety, why mindset is so important for fulfillment, social media boundaries and more!

 

Olivia is a 25-year-old health, wellness & lifestyle Instagrammer. Full-time, she works as a Speech-Language Pathologist with children in Los Angeles, California. She is a yoga teacher & fitness enthusiast, preaching gratitude and healthy living on her Instagram and in real life.

We Talk About:

  • Olivia’s process to getting into grad school & why it’s not for everyone
  • Facing doubts on your career path
  • Making hard choices when your heart’s not 100% in it
  • The false “no turning back” mentality
  • Finding the good versus perfect
  • The middle ground in two extreme career narrative
  • Why mindset is so important to feeling fulfilled
  • Handling challenging situations
  • The power of allowing our feelings versus stuffing them down
  • Why overthinking always gets us in trouble
  • Thinking versus feeling
  • Why uncertainty can be wonderful
  • Instagram: Why Olivia took a year-long break
  • Instagram realness
  • The power of taking breaks from social media
  • Why it’s so important to slow down and reflect

 

 

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

Get tickets: https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Get the Lightroom Presets:

buy here: https://gumroad.com/l/init4thelongrun-presets

 

Connect with Olivia

On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olive.eeeats/

On the blog: https://www.oliveeeeats.com/blog/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Oct 23, 2018

A jill of all trades, Minna is a personal trainer, nutrition coach, wellness lifestyle blogger behind Living Minnaly, and founder of Live 24k. Through her writing and photos, she hopes to empower people to tackle their uncomfortable truths and take their health into their own hands. You'll find Minna running around NYC, adopting too many plant babies, and trying not to steal other peoples dogs.

We Talk About:

  • Living with Hashimoto’s (autoimmune disease)
  • Staring Live 24k - how it was a natural evolution from healing her health
  • How she advocated for her own health when doctors weren’t listening to her
  • How to navigate finding answers for you health when you’re feeling stuck
  • Blending holistic and western medicine
  • Tools for helping yourself get the right diagnosis
  • Balance and living intuitively with an autoimmune condition
  • Making peace with your health challenges
  • The power of sitting with emotional discomfort
  • Diversity and inclusivity in wellness
  • Being in the “middle” of transformation and embracing that place
  • Dating mindfully
  • Making wellness more accessible
  • Manufactured vulnerability when is it honest versus manipulative
  • We’ve forgotten how to do things just because they make us happy

Announcements:

New date: January 12th

Boston Frank & Whit Event

https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

Get the Lightroom Presets:

buy here: https://gumroad.com/l/init4thelongrun-presets

 

Connect with Minna

On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingminnaly/

On the blog: https://www.livingminnaly.com/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

Join the Joy Squad

Joy Squad Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thejoysquad/

Chasing Joy Podcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chasingjoypodcast/

Oct 16, 2018

I’m calling this the solopreneur episode because I’m answering all your questions about working for yourself, starting a blog and podcast, how I edit my photos, managing your time and so so much more. I had so much fun talking about all these topics.

 

what does a typical day look like for you?

Is podcasting/blogging your full-time job? If so how long did it take you to transition it?

How did you start your business? How do you make money?

What’s your driving force?

Can you talk about time management is needed to produce posts and podcasts?

How did you get started? Struggling to just START

What got you started on your blog/podcast?

How do you fight off loneliness when working for yourself?

How do you know if you’re cut out for entrepreneurship?

How does one find an effective theme for blogging podcasting etc.?

What do you do to get out of a funk or unmotivated mindset?

How do you edit your photos?

What advice would you give someone who wants to start a podcast?

Planning versus flowing in everyday life?

What’s the most challenging thing about working for yourself?

Where do you get work inspiration. (hard to know what’s next/right - copying other people)

How do you refuel when you’re feeling less than creative?

Please talk about how you started your blog and generally about tips to be successful and get discovered

 

If you had all the resources provided for you, what would be your dream project/job/adventure?

 

Announcements & Links:

 

Get the presets (after Oct. 17)

https://gum.co/init4thelongrun-presets

 

November Boston Frank & Whit Event

https://franklinandwhitman.com/products/yoga-for-the-pups-boston-1

 

How to start a podcast blog post:

http://init4thelongrun.com/2017/12/21/start-podcast-beginners-guide/


How to start a blog:

http://www.bgbcommunity.com/how-to-set-up-a-self-hosted-wordpress-blog/

 

Let a Podcast Out Course

https://frstre.com/go/?a=34399-3dcb1d&s=269136-ca5a13

Use the code GEORGIE for $100


Jess Lively’s podcast:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lively-show/id815582351?mt=2

 

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On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Oct 9, 2018

You asked, I’m answering! On this episode, I’m answering/talking about the questions you asked for this Q&A episode. Because of the volume of questions, I’ll be splitting it up into 3 parts over the next two weeks. This first part I’m talking about wedding planning & personal growth.

 

Wedding

  • I love the idea of a small intimate wedding but have a huge family. How do you find the right balance of who to invite? Do you regret not having some people there?
  • I’m going to try on some wedding dresses soon and I can’t shake the idea that I might look “fat” in them
  • Would love to know your best tips for wedding planning?
  • I’d like to know how you kept it simple at your wedding. How did you prioritize all the details?
  • Is marriage what you expected?
  • Any new adjustments to living with your husband since you got married?

Harrison Wedding Films: https://www.harrisonweddingfilms.com/ 

Life/Personal Growth/Transitions

  • What’s the best way to overcome insecurity and limiting beliefs?
  • Practical ways to start practicing intuition?
  • What are your thoughts on having a life coach or should I just get in touch with my intuition?
  • How to find a best friend at 25?
  • Advice for someone starting medical school? (new city, new life)
  • Are there any books you’ve read that helped shape your outlook and mindset on life?
  • How do you maintain happiness during stressful/dreary times of year?
  • Where did you go to college and why? Best part about your college experience?
  • How do you practice manifestation in your daily routine?
  • Could you share tips for transitioning seasons. I feel like my habits are in a roller coaster sometimes and it’s hard to be consistent?
  • How do you approach a difficult conversation/confrontation without feeling guilty or worried?
  • I quit teaching in June and had the hardest time finding a new job. I was very stressed and unhappy teaching. I found a new job, but it isn’t turning out to be what I expected. I think I need to leave the position but that puts me back at square one. I have savings so I’m not totally floundering but how can I deal with this transition and not being so hard on myself?
  • When you were off your phone how did you occupy the time you would usually spend scrolling?
  • Favorite activities that don’t include social media/things related to your blog
  • Dating as an introvert!
  • What advice would you give someone trying to balance other people’s expectations?

 

 

Announcements:

Boston Frank & Whit Event

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Notes:
Jess Lively

http://jesslively.com/intuition/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Oct 2, 2018

On this episode, I’m talking with Suze Yalof Schwartz creator of Unplugged meditation. We talk about the why behind meditation and the how to get you started

 

On this Episode We Talk About:

Suze’s life before meditation

how meditation changed her life

why we need to escape the internet

life before and after meditation

the difference between time and meditation

common misconceptions about meditation

how meditation helps you become aware of the different perspectives

what is and isn’t meditation

the unplug app

 

About Suze:

Suze Yalof Schwartz is the founder and CEO of Unplug Meditation, the world's first drop-in secular meditation studio. She is also the author of Unplug: A Simple Guide To Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers, and the creator of the Unplug Meditation App. In 2012, Suze learned a three-minute meditation that changed her life forever. Prior to this, she was a fashion editor and "makeover guru" working at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour Magazine with regular appearances on GMA, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, and more. Once she discovered meditation, she was determined to keep doing it but she could not find a place to easily learn and practice. After taking hundreds of hours of classes, reading every book possible, and listening to podcasts and lectures from the world's most famous meditation teachers, Suze realized that meditation needed a makeover and she was the one to do it. Suze's mission is to make meditation simple, accessible, powerful and interesting enough so that everyone will want to practice it and experience the benefits for themselves.

 

Links:

Unplug App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unplug-guided-meditation/id1188080269?mt=8

 

Unplug & Suze on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unplugmeditation/

 

Suze’s favorite meditations:

ideal life

inner rockstar

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Sep 25, 2018

On this episode, I discuss what it means to live a conscious lifestyle with Valeria Hinojosa. We discuss conscious travel, humility, positivity, and reducing waste.

Valeria Hinojosa is a sustainable and conscious lifestyle influencer. She shares tools, tips, brands and experiences that help inspire her audience to live more consciously. 4 years ago she left a high paying finance job to live a more simple and sustainable life. Since then she’s shared hundreds of more conscious and ethical brands and experiences.

On this episode we discuss:

Valeria’s story

Sustainable Travel

Fairtrade and sustainable coffee

Reducing waste

Elevating the style of consciousness and sustainability

How to find brands that are transparent and not using eco as a marketing tool

Ripple effects of sustainability

Being an example versus preaching

Valeria’s transition into veganism

How to travel when you’re eating vegan or plant-based

Traveling mindfully

Brands:

Soma https://www.drinksoma.com/products/pitcher

Links:

Lemon Press Nantucket http://www.lemonpressnantucket.com/

Meg Dixon (episode 43)

Meg Faletra (episode 59)

Victoria Myers (episode 51)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-chasing-joy-podcast/id1200321568?mt=2

Connect with Valeria

On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waterthruskin/

On her website: https://www.waterthruskin.com/

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Sep 18, 2018

On this episode, I’m sharing what I learned from taking a break from social media and stepping back.

 

I’m diving into 5 main topics:

  • How to Spot (and Prevent) Burnout
  • What I Learned from Slowing Down & Taking a Break
  • How to Deal with Uncertainty (and why it’s not always a bad thing)
  • Making Big Decisions
  • What I’m Hoping to do With This Podcast

 

 

One of my favorite quotes about decision making I mentioned in the show:

 

I love this quote from Deepak Chopra:

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience. 

If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”

 

Connect with Me

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On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Aug 14, 2018

Slowing Down, Learning to Enjoy Your Life and Healthy Boundaries with Social Media with Engrid Latina

 

Today’s episode is a little different. It’s more conversation than an interview. We talk about being more present in your daily life, creating healthy boundaries with social media and so much more.

 

We Talk About:

  • Not feeling enough, especially with social media
  • How uncomfortable boredom can feel
  • Addiction to growth
  • Getting curious when you’re dissatisfied
  • Feeling versus thinking and always being in your head
  • Why we make things harder than they have to be
  • “Boogie Board Moments”
  • The stories we’re told about having fun
  • Going from survival to thriving
  • Social media versus reality
  • Going with the flow versus forcing a situation
  • Being intentional on social media
  • Checking myself
  • Fearing falling behind
  • Healthy boundaries with social media

 

Connect with Engrid:

On her podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/liveng-proof-podcast/id1155709043?mt=2

On her website: http://livengproof.com/

On her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livengproof/

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Announcements:

The Chasing Joy Podcast will be on a break from 8/14-9/18

Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss the new episodes

 

Live Podcast: 9/18 Meg Faletra, Meg Dixon and Victoria Myers will all be joining me in a Live Podcast Event on Nantucket the evening of September 18th at Lemon Press

Aug 7, 2018

Kait is a movement and meditation teacher and entrepreneur based in Portland, OR. Kait struggled with meditation until she found that by moving her body beforehand, she was able to turn her attention inward and calm, focus and center the mind for a meditation session. Realizing this powerful synergy, Kait founded the Move + Meditate Method and launched her digital wellness platform to help women connect with themselves in a deeper, more meaningful way through mindfulness and motion.

 

We Talk About:

  • Anti-racism work
  • How Kait got into the work she’s doing now: Movement + Meditation
  • Going from seeking wellness and anxiety to slowing down and meditation work
  • Misconceptions about meditation
  • Transferring obsessive tendencies
  • How to recognize when you place worthiness in something outside yourself
  • Not everything is a perfectly linear story
  • The importance of awareness
  • What does intuitive movement look like?
  • How can we move in an empowered way
  • We get real real about perfectionism and what it looks like to push through those limiting beliefs
  • Why it’s ok if not everyone likes you - not trying to please everyone
  • It’s not our responsibility to please everyone
  • Practical tools for people with anxiety and stress
  • The power and importance of therapy

 

Links to Website / Social Channels:

 

 

Resources:

Anti Racism Work

Rachel Ricketts https://www.rachelricketts.com/

Rachel Cargle https://www.rachelcargle.com/

#Catriceology http://www.shetalkswetalk.com/

Layla Saad http://laylafsaad.com/

 

Books:

Eloquent Rage - Britany Cooper https://amzn.to/2vjxPTj

Blank Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness -Austin Channing Brown https://amzn.to/2vjy3d7

 

Connect with Me

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Jul 24, 2018

Today I’m talking with my friend Jeannie Vincent. Jeannie and I first connected when she was working at Follain on Nantucket. Now Jeannie is working independently as a makeup artist and esthetician. I wanted to have Jeannie on the show because of both her knowledge in the natural beauty space and her calming and joyful presence. I loved this conversation and feel so lucky when I get to have my interviewee’s hang out with me in my cottage on Nantucket.

Jeannie Vincent has been a makeup artist for 15 years. She recently completed her esthetics program and she specializes in clean beauty. Jeannie believes self-love is the key to glow through what you go through. 

 

We Talk About:

  • Jeannie’s beauty journey
  • How she discovered clean beauty and the importance of non-toxic products
  • Why natural ingredients really matter
  • How to transition the products you use without judgement
  • How to read labels to understand what products are legit
  • Jeannie’s health scare and what she learned from it
  • Why it’s ok to make small steps
  • What does your intuition feel and sound like
  • Examples of following your gut
  • We dive into crystals and spiritual tools
  • Jeannie shares why she loves them and how she uses them
  • Jeannie shares really simple tips for taking better care of your skin

 

Links/Products mentioned

https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

https://www.thinkdirtyapp.com/

https://www.beautymystic.com/shop/skincando-combat-ready-balm-2-oz

https://www.beautymystic.com/shop/olio-e-osso-balm-no-3-crimson

https://hauswitchstore.com/shop/lighthaus-cleaning-products/

 

 

Connect with Jeannie

on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanniev/

 

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On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Jul 17, 2018

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Madelyn Moon is a coach, retreat leader and speaker teaching women how to slow down and step fully into their feminine power and energy. Today on the podcast we dive DEEP into what that really means and looks like. After years of building armor through disordered eating and control, Maddy realized she was ready to change. Five years later, and lots of deep self work she’s empowering other women to evolve, too.

Maddy is fully present, powerful and herself. This episode is so full of information and inspiration. Definitely, one you want to have your pen and paper out for.

 

On this Episode We Talk About:

  • Maddy’s story
  • Slowing down and stepping away from consuming other’s work
  • Why she stepped away from talking about body image as much
  • What helped her heal and discover her true purpose
  • What is masculine versus feminine
  • The healthy and toxic versions of masculinity and femininity
  • How to step into your feminine
  • Ways to practice using your feminine energy
  • How to tell when you’re out of balance
  • Why polarity is important (especially in relationships)
  • Stepping into our power
  • We discuss people pleasing and why it’s not our job to make everyone feel comfortable

 

Connect with Maddy:

 

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Jul 6, 2018

Today’s episode is all about plants, well really it’s all about life and what we can learn about it from plants. My guest is Maria Failla who started Bloom and Grow Radio after falling in love with house plant care. Maria was a former plant killer turned crazy plant lady and the podcast grew from a place of joy and a desire to help plant killers become house plant nurturers.

 

On Today’s Episode We Talk About:

How to get started with caring for house plants

Why former plant killers don’t need to be intimidated or turned off

Why there’s no one size fits all plant

Why succulents aren’t as easy as everyone thinks

The common mistakes people make with plants and how to fix them

Life lessons learned from caring for plants

Why experience is the best teacher

How the law of attraction helped Maria grow her podcast in a flowing way

How Jess Lively’s flow with intention online brought connected together

 

 

Connect with Maria:

Online: www.bloomandgrowradio.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bloomandgrowradio

Join my online garden club at www.bloomandgrowradio.com/garden-club

Bloom and Grow Radio: https://apple.co/2srZf7Z

 

Episodes to get started with:

Episode 02: Top House Plants for Beginners

Episode 03: How to not kill your succulent

https://apple.co/2srZf7Z

 

 

Check out today’s sponsor: fit.co/joy

 

Connect with Me (Georgie)

On instagram: instagram.com/init4thelongrunblog

On the blog: http://init4thelongrun.com

 

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Jun 19, 2018

Ep. 71 - Finding Purpose in Your Career, Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs, Forgiving Yourself & More - Q&A part 2

Today’s episode is part 2 of last week’s Q&A.

Questions include:

  • what are your favorite podcasts as of late?
  • I’d love to know your favorite houseplants - how do choose them, which ones bring you the most joy and how do you maintain so many?
  • Any advice for sleeping?
  • I’d love to hear your thoughts on finding definition your passion and purpose in life. I’ve been struggling with finding a goal to putty energy towards lately that will help me find a meaningful career. I just want to help people and make the world a better placebo but none of my actions (or the jobs) seem like they will be enough to save the problem. Also, how can you identify what your special skills are that will help the most?
  • Loved your episode on manifestation - one of the things I’m wondering is how you eliminate the limiting beliefs that can stand in the way?
  • Can you talk about how to forgive yourself for something along the lines of going through that process?
  • How did you know starting a podcast was the next thing for you?
  • What are you looking forward to most about your wedding?
  • How did you start with your photography? I don’t know exactly where to start learning?
  • How did you turn our blog into a full-time income?
  • How do you stay true to your own endeavors when others are critical, tease or tell you what you should do?
  • What are your favorite self-care practices of late?
  • When deciding your current career isn't for you, how did you go to finding a new career and how do you make peace in that stressful time?
  • What do you do when you feel overwhelmed by all your goals and dreams, to the point where you have no idea where to begin or even if it’s all possible. And on a related note, how do you deal with the fear that you will achieve none of the things you always saw yourself doing?
  • What advice do you have for someone who is triggered by looking at old photographs? I have gained weight in the last year, and find old photographs of myself to send me down the rabbit hole of negative/obsessive thoughts.
  • How do you find the power to say screw it to what everybody else thinks?
  • How do you make friends when you are in your late 20s and don’t go out often?
  • How do you manage to eat intuitively while also following specific guidelines for an illness?

Links mentioned:
Camera Equipment http://init4thelongrun.com/2018/01/15/whats-in-my-camera-bag/

How to start a podcast: http://init4thelongrun.com/2017/12/21/start-podcast-beginners-guide/

 

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Check out today’s sponsor: fitt.co/joy

 

Connect with Me

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