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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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Aug 15, 2017

Email me your struggles & wins over at georgie@init4thelongrun.com to be featured on the next episode!

This week’s episode is with a huge inspiration of mine, Chinae Alexander. Former Texan-turned-New Yorker, Chinae Alexander is an entrepreneur, lifestyle personality, writer, speaker, and wellness expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Her message is to empower people to be better through positive thinking, active change, self-love…with a lot of humor along the way. 

We Talk About:

  • Chinae shares how she got to the work she’s doing today
  • The crazy story of how an old boss pushed her into entrepreneurship
  • How Chinae took her instagram and turned it into a business
  • What it means to show up as yourself in your work
  • What authenticity means and what it means now that it’s more of “trend”
  • Why authenticity can’t be a strategy
  • Why truth will always resonate
  • We discuss how self love isn’t a trend, but a lifelong pursuit
  • The difference between vulnerability & floodlighting and why Chinae doesn’t really talk about her weightloss anymore
  • How to celebrate your wins with grace
  • The other side of vulnerability - celebrating what you’re great at
  • How to be confident with humility and grace
  • How to be truthful when talking about the great stuff and trusting that people will be there to win with you
  • What it’s like to live in New York City
  • Challenges of working for yourself and letting go of what you think your day will look like
  • The scary reality of loving the work you do
  • Being open to receive and let go and being more fluid with your plans
  • How to embrace opportunities without over planning your life
  • What it’s like to meet friends online
  • How to use these platforms to connect with people offline
  • How to understand and grapple with identity
  • Reacting when people put you in a narrow box with empathy

 

This Episode is For Anyone Who:

  • Is a classic over planner and wants more fluidity in their schedule and life
  • Runs their own business or side hustle or has an entrepreneurial attitude at work
  • Is curious about what it’s like to live in a big city
  • Loves talking/listening to conversations around identity, boundaries, empathy, authenticity and vulnerability
  • Loves a good laugh!

 

Connect with Chinae:

On Instagram: http://instagram.com/chinaealexander

 

For Full Show Notes Go to:

http://init4thelongrun.com

Aug 8, 2017

 

Davida Kugelmass is the creator behind The Healthy Maven, a multi-channel health and wellness platform dedicated to making healthy living easier and sustainable. Davida’s content is diverse, ranging from recipes, to travel, to self-care with a focus on how to live healthfully, rather than living for your health. When Davida isn’t in the kitchen, she is travelling, hiking with her puppy or trying out local restaurants in her current home of San Francisco.

We Talk About:

x How the school system does not allow for a lot of creativity and self discovery as kids

x Women and success. Why is it so hard as women to celebrate our successes

x Why it’s important to share the lows and the highs (not just one or the other)

x Finding the happiness middle ground - it’s ok to not be high high or low low

x Why Davida encourages women to share what’s on their mind (when they’re ready to)

x How she’s learned how and when to share - (and when to journal/talk to friends first)

x It’s important with blogging to always remember to add value when you share your own story

x One of her biggest points of growth has been getting comfortable following her own path versus fitting into a mold that’s worked for others

x When she knew she didn’t have to define success the way others were

x How Davida’s relationship with her business has changed and how it’s changed her as a person

x Quitting the hustle culture and not being the “healthy maven” 24/7

x Setting boundaries in her business

x How building a great online life can sometimes replace real life magic

x Why friendships & relationships are so important for health/happiness

x How Davida’s definition of health has expanded since starting her blog

x Health experts are meant to be advisors - not dictators

x Judgement goes both ways

x Being open minded when it comes to letting people be on their journey

x Davids’s experience with exercise addiction

x Being patient with changing and improving our mental health

x Having compassion for how long change takes

x Lessons from dog ownership

x The alternative health practice that Davida loves - (essential oils)

 

This Episode is Perfect For Anyone Who:

x Runs their own business

x Learning to create boundaries

x Expanding and challenging their definition of health

x Has struggled with exercise addiction

x Honestly there are so many gems in this episode, everyone should listen!

 

Connect with Davida

For Full Show Notes Go To:

init4thelongrun.com

Aug 1, 2017

We Talk About:

  • Alexis’s journey to getting started with her blog Hummusapien & restaurant Alchemy Cafe
  • How Alchemy is coming at health from both health extremes with the goal of approachability
  • Why we share and teach what we need to learn
  • How Alexis has grown from her clients
  • Food issues reflecting deeper struggles in our lives
  • Eating intuitively as the gateway to living intuitively
  • Dieting is rooted in self-control while intuition is rooted in self-compassion
  • Why it’s empowering to know that no one has it “all figured out”
  • Why it’s ok to need help - in regards to eating
  • How food and nutrition information can be interpreted in so many ways, there’s no one true answer the same way as religion and politics
  • Alexis shares examples of intuitive eating in her life
  • Why it’s important to acknowledge your your food rules and challenge where they came from
  • When you listen to your body - you think about food less - free your mind for greater things
  • Why we need to change out mindset around fitness from weight management to feeling good
  • Your attitude around fitness matters more than your actual movement when it comes to health
  • How self-compassion can unlock your intuition
  • Understanding your true values to help let go of pieces of your past
  • Finding ways to create a perspective shift
  • How to find compassion with yourself when your body changes & why it’s ok to be upset about it
  • Curiosity over judgement & how to handle comparison with curiosity
  • How food freedom leads to stronger relationship
  • Why being nicer to yourself helps you become nicer to others
  • “Shit is not perfect, but I like it that way, and let’s talk about it”

 

This Episode is Perfect For Anyone:

  • Who has had a past with restrictive eating or an eating disorder
  • Is curious about intuitive eating and how it impacts other areas of life
  • Wants to find more freedom in their fitness
  • Struggles with comparison and judgement

 

Books Alexis Mentioned:

  • The Light Side of the Dark Chasers
  • Health at Every Size
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Body Positivity
  • No Period
  • Podcast: Food Psych - Why Food is Like a Religion

 

Connect with Alexis

On Instagram: http://instagram.com/hummusapien/

On her Blog: http://www.hummusapien.com/

 

For Full Show Notes Visit:

http://init4thelongrun.com

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