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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 a topic related to wellness 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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May 30, 2017

Today’s guest is extra special. She’s someone who’s known me my entire life. Yup, that’s right my sister is on the podcast. Nellie is a teacher, world traveler and an amazing best friend. We chat all about her career in teaching, navigating friendships after college, making wednesdays as special as fridays, what happens when travel plans aren’t what you expected and creating a flexible life plan.

 

On this episode we talk about

  • Choosing where to move after college
  • Making friends again after college
  • Why college doesn’t really prepare you for your first job (and why that’s ok)
  • Balancing ambition and burnout
  • Coping with disappointment when you don’t feel like you’re meeting your goals
  • Managing feeling mediocre when you’re in the beginning of your career
  • Creating small moments of purpose and meaning when you feel overwhelmed by your work so you don’t live for the weekend
  • How to make Wednesdays as special as Fridays
  • De-stressing after work and feel energized for the next day
  • How Nellie decided to leave her first job
  • Why you have to shift inward to find peace with your current situation
  • How seasonal work can give you freedom
  • What to do when the trip you planned turns out different from what you expected
  • Being more honest with yourself when you are planning a trip - what do I need vs. think I should need
  • Giving yourself permission to be honest with yourself (about what you’re comfortable with)
  • Making decisions based on intuition vs. what you think other people are expecting
  • Social media and travel comparison
  • Making big life decisions without over planning

 

This episode is perfect for anyone:

  • Navigating the begining of their career
  • Feeling stuck at their job or feels like they live for Friday
  • Trying to figure out where they want to live
  • Working a 9-5 job and wants more flexibility
  • Feeling lost when it comes to making big decisions
  • Wanting to travel without the comparison trap

 

For more information and full show notes visit http://init4thelongrun.com

May 23, 2017

I was so excited to score an hour of today’s guest time. Holly Finigan is the creator of the Nantucket blACKbook a modern day marketing agency. It’s pretty much a go-to guide for all things food & drink, shopping, and real estate on island. She’s one of the hardest working female entrepreneurs I know. Not only that, but she runs her business with a spirit of creativity, growth, positivity and best of all, a great sense of humor.

 

On this episode we talk about

  • How Holly first discovered Nantucket
  • How Holly first created her brand Nantucket blACKbook and how it's evolved
  • The power of community and support in local business
  • Dealing with resistance when you start something new (and different)
  • When Holly knew it was time to take her side hustle full time
  • Learning through experience what collaborations were not on brand
  • Creating boundaries and the power of saying "no" to opportunities that aren't for you
  • The importance of the "YOU" factor in influencer marketing
  • How attitudes are changing around influencer marketing
  • The importance of slowing down to build a strategy for your brand
  • Taking the high road when bullshit comes around
  • Handling negative feedback with grace (and humor)
  • Where Holly sees her brand evolving

This episode is perfect for anyone who

  • is navigating the world of blogging and influencer marketing
  • runs or aspires to run a small business
  • wants to hear what the behind the scenes of an online business looks like
  • wants to expand and utilize their local network
  • needs help establishing boundaries and when to say "no"
  • wants a good laugh, seriously Holly is hilarious and so fun to talk/listen to

Links:

Website - http://nantucketblackbook.com

Instagram - http://instagram.com/nantucketblackbook

 

For more information and full show notes visit http://init4thelongrun.com

May 16, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. On today’s show Jenn Orcutt and I have a uplifting, stigma-busting conversation surrounding mental health. Jenn and I share our experiences with the goal to not only get the conversation started, but also share the tools and resources we’ve used to make our lives ones of joy and growth. Neither of us are defined by our past with mental illness, rather it’s given us a platform to become more self aware and intentional about creating a joyful life, despite our struggles.

On this episode we talk about:

  • Jenn & my experiences with our own mental health
  • how to reach out for help
  • how mental illness looks different on different people
  • the tools we’ve used to help us grow, heal, thrive
  • why therapy is amazing
  • how to find the right tools to help you process your feelings
  • creating a support system & how to help others help you
  • how to navigate difficult life transitions
  • social media’s impact on our mental health - how do we find a balance?
  • how to get unstuck

This episode is perfect for anyone who:

  • has struggled with anxiety, eating disorders, depression or OCD
  • has someone they love who has struggled with mental illness
  • is curious about other’s experience with mental health
  • wants to learn tools to cope in anxiety triggering experiences
  • is looking for a little hope
  • needs a reminder that they aren’t alone or crazy
  • is in a period of stressful change or transition

Links:

Website - http://isntshelovelydesigns.com/client-request-form/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/isntshelovelydesigns

 

For more information and full show notes visit http://init4thelongrun.com

May 9, 2017

On today’s episode of the Chasing Joy Podcast I’m chatting with friend, fellow blogger and former boss, Rachel Mansfield. Rachel runs the (super) popular blog and instagram: @rachLmansfield. What started as an overnight oats account grew into a healthy recipe brand.

We Talk About

  • How Rachel got started blogging
  • The surprising event that pushed her to blog full time
  • How she stays healthy & happy working at home for herself
  • What it takes to be your own boss
  • Lessons she learned about being a boss from her job as a CEO's assistant
  • How blogging helped her build confidence
  • Rachel's struggles with her own body image
  • How she's grown since starting her own business
  • How she stays above the cliques and comparison that come with blogging
  • What it was like to reintroduce meat back into her diet and live to blog the tale

Links:

Blog - http://http://www.rachlmansfield.com/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rachlmansfield

 

For more information and full show notes visit init4thelongrun.com

May 2, 2017

Kylie Mitchell is the founder of the food/lifestyle blog immaEATthat.com, which she started 6 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food and their bodies. Through her blog and her private practice, immaEATthat Nutrition Counseling, Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating, eating disorder recovery and Health at Every Size. 

In 2016, Kylie released her “How to Eat” eCourse, an online course on intuitive eating & body acceptance.  The course was created to offer a more affordable option for nutrition counseling other than one-on-one counseling with a non-diet dietitian.

We Talk About

  • Kylie’s history with disordered eating
  • How Kylie got into working in eating disorder recovery
  • How to identify food rules and overcome you’ve built up over the years
  • What is intuitive eating
  • Myths perpetuated by the diet industry
  • How our bodies change shape/size during different phases of our lives
  • Affirmations to help you develop a positive relationship with your body
  • How to interrupt disordered eating thoughts
  • Intuitive eating: what if I “let myself go” and other fears
  • How to stop calorie counting
  • Body acceptance

This Episode is Perfect for Anyone:

  • Has struggled or is currently struggling with an eating disorder
  • Is stuck in the binge/restrict cycle
  • Has dealt with exercise addiction
  • Wants to learn tools to break the disordered thought pattern
  • Is curious about intuitive eating
  • Is scared to try intuitive eating
  • Wants to let go of counting calories

Links:

Blog - http://www.immaeatthat.com/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/immaeatthat

For more information and full show notes visit http://init4thelongrun.com

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