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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Oct 31, 2017

Kate was my first podcast guest back in February and I brought her back today to talk about community in the wellness world (and so much more.) I love this conversation because Kate shares so many well articulated insights. We talk about the wellness trends we’re just not that into and why that’s totally fine. The overall theme was definitely that wellness practices are meant to be a tool, not a strict regime. The GOODfest will be in LA this coming February and I’m so excited to attend. You can get $10 off your ticket price using the code “CHASINGJOY10


On this Episode We Talk About:

  • Story/Goodfest
  • How to make the most out of your schedule - tapping into your different energy throughout the day
  • How slowing down helps you make better more clear decisions
  • What it was like to see the GOODfest come to life
  • Why the speakers helped cultivate a uniquely body positive event
  • Ups and down from planning a large day long event
  • GOODfest LA - why the GOOD fest believes in accessibility
  • Why wellness is “choose your own adventure” not following every Guru’s life plan
  • Why it’s ok to not love a trend
  • Why it’s important to be honest about why you’re following certain practices and trends
  • The wellness ritual Kate is practicing and why it’s working for her now
  • Why exercise breaks can help you love and appreciate moving your body even more
  • Why it’s a-ok to take breaks from wellness habits that don’t serve you
  • How to be social and enjoy it as an introvert - balancing fostering community out and taking care of yourself
  • Being honest with new friends about how you communicate starting out
  • Realness on Instagram
  • How to consume social media more mindfully
  • How to post and share more mindfully
  • Why you don’t need to be an expert to help and serve
  • Why social media serves best when it’s about creating community versus a source for detailed expertise


The GOODfest

Info about the GOODfest

Buy tickets here

Use code CHASINGJOY10 for $10 off your ticket


Connect with Kate

on Instagram

on her blog


For Full Show Notes Visit:

Oct 24, 2017

This week I’m talking with Follain’s founder and CEO, Tara Foley. I had the pleasure of meeting Tara this past summer at Follain and she is so kind, smart, humble and easy to talk to. I was so thrilled when she agreed to be on the show. Follain is a leader in the clean beauty movement creating a curated store of clean beauty products that really work. Not only that but the staff are welcoming, and so so knowledgable.


On this Episode We Talk About:

x Tara’s background and how she got started with Follain

x Why Follain curates brands versus producing their own products

x There was a whole in the market for a curated clean beauty brand

x Why the natural skincare and beauty business is building momentum as result of the healthy food movement

x What green washing in the beauty industry means

x Building trust with brands is important - talk with owners, employees

x Why we should be suspicious about mainstream brands promoting being sulfate free (because they sometimes replace them with worse chemicals

x It’s best to support brands who build clean products from the ground up

x We discuss the regulations that exist is the US right now (last change was in 1938)

x Why it’s important to vote with your dollar and your ballot

x Follain’s process for choosing new products to sell

x How natural products are a form of self care

x What’s the best way to start replacing your skincare products

- start with what you run out of first

- the go clean kit is a starter pack

- what products are on you the longest - deodorant - hand and body lotion

x How to build a skincare routine: start with removing makeup, use a cleanser, then natural toner, finally use a moisturizer and any other serums

x Tara’s message: Why risk it? (when it comes to using harmful products)


This Show Is Perfect For Anyone Who:

Wants to learn more about the beauty and clean beauty industry



Follain Website

Restricted Substance List

Skin Quiz

Go Clean Kits

Soapwalla deodorant


Connect with Tara:

On Instagram


For full show notes visit:

Oct 17, 2017

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This week’s episode was such a pleasure to record. I was giddy with excitement to talk to Cassie owner of my favorite jewelry shop Zenned Out Jewelry. We talk less about her work journey and much more about her spiritual journey. She’s a wealth of knowledge about everything from crystals to astrology to meditation to chakras and so much more. I think we just skimmed the surface of her knowledge in this hour. This episode is rich with both useful tools and information about spiritual practices as well as enlightening stories from Cassie’s life. Enjoy!


We Talk About:

  • Morning Routines and how to actually get up and not hit the snooze 10x
  • Cassie’s history and how she started Zenned Out jewelry
  • Using jewelry as a tool for spirituality & reminder of intentions
  • Why jewelry is a great place to get started with spirituality and crystals
  • Crystals 101
  • Crystals are about setting an intention & using as a reminder
  • Why it’s important to approach things with a spirit of curiosity versus judgement
  • How crystals can relate to your chakras - a tool to help notice imbalance
  • How to cleanse your crystals
  • How do you protect yourself when you’re in challenging experiences - how do you protect your good energy
  • Spiritual tools can help us protect our energy
  • Tools for staying present and in the moment
  • Why not being your “best self” in difficult moments isn’t the worst thing, it’s just a warning sign
  • Cassie’s process for tuning into her intuition
  • Listening to your intuition versus asking for advice
  • Making big decisions
  • Why there’s not always a right and wrong choice to make
  • Astrology for beginners
  • How you can use astrology in your life
  • How do you decide what you believe in and what’s legit in your own life


This Episode Is Perfect For Anyone Who:

  • Is dipping their toes into spirituality
  • Wants to learn more about crystals
  • Wants to learn how to notice and tune into their intuition
  • Is looking to cultivate a mindset of curiosity over judgement
  • Wants to hear from a purpose driven entrepreneur
  • Loves geeking out on all things wonderful, spiritual and a little witch-y




Connect with Cassie:


For Full Show Notes Visit:

Oct 10, 2017

*Advisory: Today I’m talking with my guest Alli who bravely shares her story of sexual assault and rape and how she healed from that trauma. If this is a topic you’re not comfortable with that’s ok. Feel free to skip this episode.

Alli Owen is an engineer, writer, and life coach. She vulnerably owns her story of trauma and shares

her journey to healing on her blog where she posts inspirational stories, life advice, and guided meditations.


We Talk About:

  • Alli shares her story of trauma and sexual assault and her process of healing
  • How hookup culture can be damaging to your relationship to self
  • How to own your story without labeling yourself as weak
  • Why it’s helpful to see your story through an outsider’s persepctive to give yourself compassion
  • Why vulnerability isn’t weakness
  • Why is it so hard to admit we’re brave versus weak?
  • How memory can be clouded by confusion and emotion - how shame can cloud our experiences
  • How to start opening up and healing from your experience
  • - start small with friends and trusted family
  • It’s so important to validate people’s experiences
  • Why is it so scary to share? Fear that people will deny your experience
  • Knowing when it’s the right time and whether you should sharing your story on a larger platform
  • Ask: “am I sharing this to help people and serve people or am I sharing this to sort it out for myself”
  • You don’t have to solve everyone’s problems - it’s better as a friend just to listen
  • Being ok with being different - measuring your self worth against who you are and who you want to be - it’s a daily practice - accepting it’s not something you can achieve
  • Creating your own standard of worthiness
  • Cutting ties with friends who trigger unworthiness
  • Why achievement is a coping strategy - and why you need to feel the pain in order to heal
  • How to practice mindfulness regularly (to help build awareness)
  • How to deal with the “not enough-ness” feeling
  • Why play is so important for overachievers


This Episode is Perfect for Anyone Who:

  • Has experienced trauma
  • Has friends or family who have experienced trauma and you want to be a support
  • Is on a journey of healing
  • Has used achieving as a coping mechanism for dealing with pain
  • Has felt "not-enough" in their life, work, health, relationships


Connect with Alli:

On instagram:

On her blog:


Resources: (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Help is available 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE


Get the Full Show Notes:

Oct 3, 2017

Robyn is a guest I’ve wanted to have on the show pretty much since I started. I turned to Robyn’s blog the Real Life RD years ago when I was struggling and trying to heal my body and mind from disordered eating. She combines evidence based knowledge with empathy and wisdom to help women heal. Her work helped me realize that contrary to diet culture, eating more and moving less was actually what could help me feel better. In today’s episode we dive deep into hormones, periods, what happens when you restrict food, intuitive eating and self love. Robyn brings so much light, joy and knowledge to this conversation. I know you’ll love this episode.


We Talk About:

  • Robyn’s current views on work life balance
  • What does it mean when a woman doesn’t have her period
  • Why it’s important for women to get their period
  • Why losing your period could be a sign of something bigger
  • Looking at health from more of a preventative and long term perspective
  • What to do to balance your hormones to get your period back
  • How to take health resources and make them work for you
  • PMS = Estrogen and progesterone imbalance
  • Why it’s helpful to bring a succinct history of your symptoms to your doctor
  • Why it’s really helpful to track your period
  • How to take care of your hormone health
  • What happens in your body when you restrict your food
  • Why intuitive eating is about more than just hunger and fullness
  • When you micromanage food from only external cues it’s harder to listen to your body’s cues
  • Your HPA get’s disrupted when you restrict too much
  • 4 Key ares of health: nutrition, movement, sleep perceived stress
  • When you restrict too long your body goes into fight or flight mode - elevated stress levels
  • Why working out too much can do more harm more than good
  • How do you start to feel comfortable and love a bigger body when you’re healing from an eating disorder
  • It’s ok to go from tolerate, to acceptance, to love - you don’t need to go from hate to love overnight
  • How creating a full life can shift focus away from our poor body image


This Episode is Perfect For Anyone Who:

  • Has had hormone issues
  • Has missed their period or is trying to get off brith control
  • Wants to know what really happens in their body when they restrict food
  • Wants to learn to love their body
  • Wants to learn about intuitive eating


“Your body is a vehicle for living out your purpose”


Tests that Robyn recommends:


  • Complete Thyroid Panel
  • TSH + free T4
  • free T3 (metabolically act)
  • reverse T3 (too much is not good)
  • thyroid antibodies


  • Estrodial
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Prolactin
  • DHEA
  • Testosterone


Resources Robyn Mentions:


Connect with Robyn:


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