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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Apr 11, 2017

On today's episode of the Chasing Joy Podcast we're shaking things up and doing a Q & A episode. Listeners wrote in with their questions and today I'm answering! It's a really fun show.

On this Episode I Answer Questions About:

  • Journaling
  • Branching out from food blogging
  • Balancing bills budgets and expenses
  • How to handle being single for an extended period of time
  • Making friends after college
  • What to order at Starbucks when you don't like their coffee
  • How to find space in the wellness world outside of food and fitness
  • Listening to your (repressed) intuition
  • How to enjoy the moment when you're always thinking ahead
  • My career post-London
  • How to manage an unstructured schedule and be more spontaneous
  • How to distinguish versus trends and hype around new wellness products?
  • Major life lessons I learned in my 20's (so far)

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Apr 4, 2017

Today's episode of the Chasing Joy Podcast I wanted to have a conversation about finding joy, presence and mindfulness when your life (and mind) are busy. My guest, Catherine, writes the wellness blog: where she shares tips and tools on finding joy in the every day. Catherine is also on her way to becoming a health coach and shares her experience of choosing that path.

We Talk About:

  • Catherine's journey to becoming a holistic health coach
  • How to be present and joyful in the moment when you're a natural goal-chaser
  • How to bounce back from bad days
  • The dangers of self-care becoming over commercialized
  • How to manage when you have content consumption overload
  • How to stay present when you’re an over planner by nature


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Mar 28, 2017

On today’s show, Marina Di Loreto shares the ups, downs, challenges and triumphs of recovering from an eating disorder. Marina’s spirit is so vibrant and this episode really felt like a conversation between old friends. I can relate to Marina’s experience SO much (especially the binge gum chewing). Even if you’ve never struggled with disordered eating, Marina’s positive energy and drive to find body peace and positivity will inspire you.


We Talk About (a lot):

x Body image as a dancer

x How the mirror can distort your body image & the benefits of living without one in recovery

x Marina’s eating disorder story

x When she knew she needed to ask for help & who she went to

x Why recovery is not a linear journey

x The steps Marina took to recover from her eating disorder

x The surprising habit Marina quit and why it was important

x Is there ever a benefit to calorie counting?

x Wellness practices that help with recovery setbacks

x What it’s like to be stuck in pseudo recovery

x What it’s like to get stuck in the diet industry trap

x Why diets numb your intuition



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Books: Intuitive Eating


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Mar 21, 2017

On this week’s episode I talk to the wonderful yoga teacher, journalism student and instagrammer behind @thelittleflowerpetal, Georgina Berbari. Georgina is a constant source of light and inspiration to so many. We talk all about her yoga journey and how anyone and everyone can get something out from a yoga practice, yes, even the football team she teaches.


We Talk About

x What it’s like to go through yoga teacher training

x Balancing being a student and yoga teacher

x Transitioning from running to yoga

x How to a personal yoga practice

x How to let go of judgement in your yoga practice

x How yoga can be beneficial for everyone, including football players



Georgina’s instagram page:


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Mar 14, 2017

On today’s show I share a wonderful, powerful and entertaining conversation with the plant-based food blogger Emilie Hebert creator of Emilie’s approach to veganism is refreshingly down to earth and nonjudgemental. We talk about her journey to veganism. We also dive deep into Emilie’s struggles with perfectionism and body image and what she’s doing to get stronger and more positive every day.


We Talk About:

x Veganism: the good, the bad, the myths and the reality

x Diet labels

x The challenges of making different food choices in college and social situations

x Overcoming perfectionism

x Struggling with body image and how to make a change

x Changing school and career paths

x Plus we talk about how our boyfriends love Whole Foods



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Mar 7, 2017

Ashley is a popular food blogger with an expertise in making indulgent baked goods healthier (and still taste amazing.) Aside from being my scone idol, Ashley has built a strong brand that extends beyond the blog. On today’s episode we dive into what it takes to start a food blog and more importantly what it takes to stand out (and stay sane in the process.) This episode is perfect for anyone in the blogging world or anyone curious about what goes on behind the scenes of those mouthwatering cookie shots.


We talk about:

x How Ashley got started

x How she balances staying healthy while being a regular recipe tester

x The biggest lessons she’s learned from blogging

x The best and worst advice she’s gotten

x What it’s like to work with brands

x Where she thinks the blogging industry is going





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Feb 28, 2017

On this episode Jenn and I have an honest conversation about dating in your 20’s. We talk about how to find happiness in and out of a relationship and what it’s like when you or your partner struggle with mental illness in the relationship.


We talk about:

x  What it’s like to date as an introvert

x  How to make the most of dating apps

x  Being patient and finding joy during the process of dating

x  The importance of being honest with yourself about what you want out of a date

x  Being open with your partner about your mental health

x  Asking, and receiving help and support when you need it

x  How to help a partner (or friend) struggling with mental illness

x  Our worst first dates






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Feb 21, 2017

On this episode we discuss what it means to take a evidence based approach to nutrition and why mental and emotional health are an important part of the nutrition equation. We talk about:


x Lauren’s path to becoming a registered dietitian (and what that entails)

x Why the adage “eat less and exercise more” is an incomplete picture of health

x Why Lauren doesn’t focus on calories with her clients

x We rant about the diet industry

x and discuss what intuitive eating really means



Lauren’s website:

Lauren’s Instagram: @nutrition.elevated


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Feb 14, 2017

On this episode we discuss creating a more positive and intuitive approach to fitness with blogger and personal trainer, Les Alfred of We talk about

x How and why Les became a personal trainer

x Common myths in the fitness industry

x How social media can impact your body image

x How “transformation marketing” can dangerous

x How to find movement you love

x Approaching exercise outside of weight management









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Jan 31, 2017

On this episode I share what to expect from the Chasing Joy Podcast.

I also share my own background in blogging and health to help give a little bit of perspective and context on my own story.

On this episode I talk about

x Why I started the blog back in 2013

x How it evolved (several times)

x How my perspective on health has changed from restricted to intuitive

x A brief history of my eating disorder and recovery

x Why I quit my first job after college to pursue a career in blogging

x and how I wound up living in London for 3 months


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Jan 29, 2017

On this episode we discuss building an on & offline community around wellness with Kate Van Horn of We talk about

x How and why Kate quit her job in advertising to start a career in wellness

x Why community is important

x Why offline community is important

x The growth and need for wellness events

x How to network as an introvert

x Inspiration behind GOODFest & GOODSociety


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