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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Jul 25, 2017

Today’s guest, Lisa Hayim shares some serious wisdom about the world of mindful eating. She shares her own journey to becoming a dietitian and mindful eater and how she teaches these skills to her clients.

If you’ve ever craved feeling healthy and normal around food this episode is for you. We dive in to the deep seeded reasons we over and under eat and why we’re so quick to want to label our diets.

If you’ve ever wanted to eat more intuitively or more mindfully but have absolutely no idea where to start, Lisa shares so many useful tools you can start using today. I consider myself a pretty intuitive eater and someone who now feels comfortable around food, and Lisa dropped even more knowledge that made the whole picture more clear for me too.

This episode will help you connect the dots between your mental and physical health and all the wonderful things that happen when you learn to listen to your body’s (sometimes subtle) cues.


We Talk About:

  • How Lisa got started as a registered dietitian
  • How and why she started her own private practice
  • The gaps she saw between what she knew to be true about health and the tools she had as a dietitian
  • How she discovered mindful eating and how she defines it
  • Why mindful eating closes the gaps between physical and mental health
  • Tools for eating mindfully
  • Balancing inner and outer wisdom with mindful eating
  • How it’s important to practice testing our limits in order to learn to listen to your body
  • Lisa’s own food and health journey, how she used veganism as a way to avoid eating mindfully
  • Her discovery of mindful eating and how good it feels
  • Why mindful eating can unlock so many wonderful more parts of your life
  • Why mindfulness isn’t just a trend
  • How mindful movement comes into the equation
  • The Quiet the Noise project & how it teaches mindfulness


This Episode is Perfect For Anyone:

  • Who wants to learn how to connect physical and mental health
  • Who is curious about what eating mindfully really means
  • Who wants practical tools for learning to eat mindfully (and feel better)
  • Who is feeling out of sync with their body and how they eat


Connect with Lisa


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Jul 18, 2017

This episode is an absolute gold mine of information and joy. Kelly Trach spent over 10,000 hours in her life working on healing herself from a plethora of autoimmune diseases including candida, IBS and more. She shares her story and the tools that made the biggest difference in her life, so you don’t have to spend 10,000 hours yourself. I seriously loved this episode. I let it run long because Kelly is so knowledgeable and fun to talk to. We cover everything from the mental traps the stop us from healing to the nitty gritty how to’s of ridding inflammation from the body.


We Talk About:

  • Kelly’s amazing story of how she went from feeling constantly bloated, tired, and unwell to discovering how to heal her body and the 10,000 hours of self work it took to get there
  • Why it was key to start the healing journey with emotional and mental healing first
  • The abundance mindset and why it will help you feel better (and get better results)
  • We talk the comparison trap, jealousy and how to reframe it
  • Mental tools Kelly uses to feel better every day
  • The role of boundaries in the healing process
  • How to not get overwhelmed when you’re making big changes
  • Kelly shares the low down on what inflammation in the body is and how it can show up
  • The breakdown on the difference between a food sensitivity and a food allergy and why both matter
  • How to eat in a way that makes you feel better without triggering restrictive eating patterns
  • We talk about the scary amount of toxins in our household and beauty products
  • How to identify them
  • The first 3 items Kelly recommends replacing


This Episode is Perfect For:

  • Seriously everyone, we talk about healing from so many perspectives I think everyone can benefit from this information
  • Anyone who struggles from an autoimmune disorder
  • If you’re feeling not yourself (tired, dizzy, bloated, mental fog, having skin issues)
  • Anyone curious about removing toxins from their life



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Jul 11, 2017

I first connected with Jasmine’s BrandHuman work through previous guest, Holly Finigan. Taking her workshop helped me become more present in my life and impactful in my work. I wanted to chat with Jasmine about business, how we show up in our business and how we own our unique stories and skills to create powerful work. This episode is perfect for both the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial spirited aka anyone who really cares about the work they’re doing.


On this episode we talk about:

  • What is brandhuman?
  • Why being an entrepreneur is like constantly dying
  • The process of evolving in your life and business
  • Getting comfortable with constant change
  • Why it’s important to always add value and grow in your business
  • The value of teaching to learn
  • why copying people’s work doesn’t ever really work
  • “no one else can be you if you’re interesting”
  • How to cultivate what makes you unique
  • How trying new things is important to finding out who you are
  • Importance of curiosity in finding what you’re meant to do
  • Why it’s important to step back and do something fun or creative to unlock new ideas
  • People can be multi-demensional
  • The difference between kindness and boundaries
  • How to evaluate your relationship with social media
  • Balancing aesthetic responsibly with over currating
  • How to be observant without judgement


This Episode is Perfect for

  • Small business owners
  • bloggers and freelancers
  • anyone with a side hustle
  • women who are career driven
  • anyone who wants to evaluate the relationship they have with themselves and their work


Books I mentioned

Sapiens &

Homo Deus


Connect with Jasmine




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Jul 4, 2017

On today's episode I'm chatting with the compassionate, humble Alexis Daddio aka @restoring_radiance on Instagram.

Lex is one of the first food and health Instagrams I followed way back and she continues to be one of my favorites because of her kind honest approach to health. Over the years she's shared her story with a binge eating disorder and how she over came it. On today's show, we talk about everything from how she started her Instagram (and accidentally made it public) to the path she's taken to overcome her binge eating disorder.

On this Episode We Talk About:

  • The unexpected way she started her instagram page
  • How she’s grown her page and why instagram stories have been a game changer
  • Why it’s ok to curate content online- or make your food look pretty, as long as you show a full picture
  • Resources for women who are struggling with eating disorders
  • How Lex defines success
  • Why it’s important to crowd out the bad with good (in thoughts, health & life)
  • The importance of challenging your food fears
  • Simplifying (your food and routine) and tuning into your intuition
  • Why it’s ok to to change your mind!
  • Lex’s history with binge eating disorder
  • The steps she took to recover
  • What it feels like to eat for satisfaction (versus counting calories)
  • How recovery helps you show up in your relationships
  • How intuitive eating has impacted her relationship with fitness
  • Why it’s ok to push and challenge yourself without judgement
  • Why you don’t need to workout to eat

This Episode is Perfect For Anyone Who:

  • Has struggled with disordered eating
  • Is curious about what goes on behind the scenes of an food instagrammer
  • Wants to learn about what intuitive eating and movement looks like
  • Wants to smile, because Lex is just lovely!

Connect with Alexis on Instagram


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