ON AIR WITH ELLA | live better, start now

Ella Lucas-Averett

On Air With Ella is for women who want to feel better, look better, live better - and have more fun doing it. This is where we share simple strategies and tips for living a bit better every day. (Not in a generic “live / laugh / love” way, but in a kick-more-a$$-every-day-at-every-age way!) If you’re interested in mindset and wellness, healthy habits and relationships, or hormone health, aging well and eating well, then you’re in the right place. You'll hear interviews with experts, Ella’s favorite things that make her life better, and loads of conversations that help us take small steps toward a better version of ourselves. We’re not here for perfect, we’re here for a little bit better every day. Join us - you're only 35 minutes away from living better. read less
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340: Functional Mushrooms - exploring the benefits of Lion's Mane, Reishi, Chaga, and Cordyceps for digestion, immunity, performance & wellness
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340: Functional Mushrooms - exploring the benefits of Lion's Mane, Reishi, Chaga, and Cordyceps for digestion, immunity, performance & wellness
Nature's fungal miracle? We're exploring many benefits of functional mushrooms. There's a TON of info in this episode, so get detailed notes right here.[00:01:55] Grocery mushrooms vs Functional mushrooms vs Psychedelic shrooms[00:06:53] How to best prepare mushrooms[00:13:04] Lion's Mane cognitive benefits[00:18:15] The functional mushroom supplements market[00:21:14] Reishi "the king of mushrooms" [00:25:21] Chaga for digestive health[00:26:42] Cordyceps: the performance mushroom[00:30:26] Authenticity/purity in mushroom products[00:31:36] Mushroom coffee - worth the hype?Get 20% off Real Mushrooms (no code needed for a limited time)Show notes: https://www.onairella.com/post/340-functional-mushrooms -----------------------------------LET'S CONNECT:Instagram @onairwithella Web www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------We'll make you famous ;-)Would you take 32 secs leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review?Click here, scroll to bottom, and tap 5 stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment so we can read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Build and keep muscle. Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLATone your pelvic floor! YARLAP Kegel System - use code ELLA for $30 off (US only)My favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)See all of my discounts and promos for brands that I love right here: www.onairella.com/faves
338: Embracing Discomfort: Small Steps to Develop a Better Relationship with Uncertainty - Nicole Whiting
Apr 7 2024
338: Embracing Discomfort: Small Steps to Develop a Better Relationship with Uncertainty - Nicole Whiting
We repeat behaviors because they are familiar to us.Our tendency to repeat patterns, even when they don't serve us, is often rooted in our desire for the familiar and our resistance to uncertainty. We cling to these bad habits subconsciously, because they provide a sense of comfort and predictability. In this episode, guest Nicole Whiting talks about being willing to be uncomfortable; about recognizing that uncertainty is required for habit breaking and habit making. In this episode:- The familiarity of behaviors we're trying to break - Get off autopilot! Making intentional choices- Allowing ourselves to change our minds- Fitness vs. Movement - Being willing to be a beginner- Practice being uncomfortable- Small steps to develop a relationship with uncertainty🌟 Connect with Nicole: @nicolewhitingcoaching📝 Show notes: https://www.onairella.com/post/338-embracing-discomfort----------------------------------------------------------------------LET'S CONNECT:Instagram @onairwithella Web www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------We'll make you famous ;-)Would you take 32 secs leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review?Click here, scroll to bottom, and tap 5 stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment so we can read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Build and keep muscle. Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLATone your pelvic floor! YARLAP Kegel System - use code ELLA for $30 off (US only)My favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)See all of my discounts and promos for brands that I love right here: www.onairella.com/faves
335: Reinvention after 40 + Embracing Authentic Aging with Tosca Reno
Mar 18 2024
335: Reinvention after 40 + Embracing Authentic Aging with Tosca Reno
[CW: domestic violence, language, dieting/weight loss]"I began my life at 40." Tosca Reno's story of empowerment, renewal, and resilience. Including:Why neither Tosca nor Ella buys into the "anti-aging" narrativeTosca's early challenges, her divorce and obesityFrom overweight to competing in bodybuilding at age 42How Tosca's midlife 'Cinderella' experience came crashing down - hard.Tosca's healing journey including plant medicine (psilocybin) Creating a new energy around the 'women and aging' conversationDetaching our sense of worth from our physicality - while still investing in bothBLOG / show notes: https://www.onairella.com/post/335-embracing-authentic-aging-tosca-renoConnect with Tosca: @toscareno-----------------------------------JOIN THE WAITLIST 📋: get first access to the LIVE BETTER program + 2024 in-person event. Simply message me the word “WAITLIST” 📧 Ella@onairella.com or DM ME-----------------------------------CONNECT WITH ELLA:Instagram @onairwithella Web www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------Would you take 32 secs leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap 5 stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment & we might read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Build and keep muscle. Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAMy favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)Tone your pelvic floor! YARLAP Kegel System - use code ELLA for $30 off (US only)See all of my discounts and promos for brands that I love right here: www.onairella.com/faves
334: Attachment Theory; Rediscovering your identity after kids; Social Anxiety - Tillie Harris
Mar 11 2024
334: Attachment Theory; Rediscovering your identity after kids; Social Anxiety - Tillie Harris
We're answering 2 listener questions: how to overcome over-analyzing and self-doubt in social situations, andhow to find one's identity and purpose after kids.We're talking about overcoming overanalyzing and insecurity, understanding attachment styles, building a relationship with oneself, and finding personal identity and purpose.The more threatened we feel, the more we need to control. And if we can't control anything else, we'll control the narrative. - Tillie HarrisIN THIS EPISODE:The role of the internal critic and its originThe concept of attachment styles and their impact on relationshipsHow a fear of not being thought about can drive our behavior Attachment styles and survival strategiesWhy we overanalyze and assign negative motives to othersTraining the brain to behave differently and remapping the story AND...How to find out what to do nextBeing self-focused isn't being selfishYour intuition will tell you...if you are listeningStarting where you are and practical resources to helpGET A FULL TRANSCRIPT + show notes: www.onairella.com/post/334-tillie-harris-----------------------------------LET'S CONNECT:Instagram @onairwithella Web www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Would you take 23 secs to leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)
333: Your Menstrual Cycle, Fertility & Hormones with Nicole Jardim | Understand Your Body, Combat Period Pain & Feel Better
Mar 8 2024
333: Your Menstrual Cycle, Fertility & Hormones with Nicole Jardim | Understand Your Body, Combat Period Pain & Feel Better
Nicole Jardim is busting some myths and teaching us everything nobody else did. Please share this with a young woman in your life and save her a years of mystery about her own body!Why do we have period cramps? 3 possible reasons.Chronic inflammation has everything to do with how we experience our cycles.Ovulation and fertility How to reduce / prevent PMS discomfortWhy our Omega 3-6-9 intake matters for womenHow does food impact our painful periods?The menstrual cup vs period underwearEndometriosis - what is going on?The type of tampon you use mattersSupplements that help with painful periodsConnect with Nicole: https://nicolejardim.com/>>> GET THE SHOW NOTES & ALL RESOURCES MENTIONED:https://www.onairella.com/post/333-menstrual-cycleLET'S CONNECT:Instagram @onairwithella Web www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Would you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)Menstrual Health: Expert Insights on Cycle, Hormones, and Wellness with Nicole Jardim | Understand Your Body, Combat PMS, and Embrace Wellness Habits
332: Build a life rich in experiences and die with no regrets - Bridget Hilton, Joe Huff
Feb 27 2024
332: Build a life rich in experiences and die with no regrets - Bridget Hilton, Joe Huff
A rich life doesn't always correlate with your financial statusOur experiences are the real wealth of our lives. So, why aren't we taught how we seek out and invest in them above all else? Instead, we postpone our personal goals to a vague "someday," and put them off until it’s too late.Bridget Hilton and Joe Huff are obsessed with experiences and teaching others how to become an "experiential billionaire."Join us as we talk about how to live a rich life, filled with worthwhile experiences and avoiding life's regrets for what we didn't do.IN THIS EPISODE:What is an Experiential Billionaire?We all want to live a life with purpose - but, how do we do it? How your calendar holds your real wealth"We can make more money, and we can never make more time."The importance of play - why did we stop?The role of community and connection"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future."Building enriching friendships through experiences, and enriching experiences with friendsEpisode show notes: ​​ https://www.onairella.com/post/332-experiential-billionaire-----------------------------------LET'S CONNECT:Instagram @onairwithella Web www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Would you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)
331: 6 steps to overcome body image issues when 'body positivity' doesn't work for you
Feb 20 2024
331: 6 steps to overcome body image issues when 'body positivity' doesn't work for you
Over the years, I've struggled with accepting my body and dealing with the pressures of societal norms. 'Body positivity' didn't work for me. Inspired by a heartfelt message from a longtime listener, I decided to tackle why this topic continues to be so important to us. I've spent years consumed by trying to "fix" my body, but I've reached a point where I can say I've healed from that constant journey. While I still care about staying fit and vibrant, I'm no longer spending my days' energy on fixing my body.In this episode, I shared 6 insights that have forever changed my perspective on body image, along with actionable tips that have helped me. So, if you are navigating your own journey with body image, I hope these insights resonate with you and help you on your own path to self-acceptance. As we drag these limiting beliefs into the light, they often lose their power over us. Please share this episode with someone who can use it. Episode summary & show notes: ​​ www.onairella.com/post/331-body-imageEpisodes that expand on my journey with body image & food:Episode 134 - My Most Dysfunctional Relationship Ever. Episode 131 - The Root of Food Dysfunction - Isabel Foxen Duke -----------------------------------LET'S CONNECT:Instagram @onairwithella Web www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Would you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)
329: Can we enhance longevity through oral health? Tongue scraping, gut health and your teeth - Whitney DiFoggio
Feb 8 2024
329: Can we enhance longevity through oral health? Tongue scraping, gut health and your teeth - Whitney DiFoggio
People want to talk about oral health the same way they want to talk about budgets: they know it's important, but BORING....But not when you have Teeth Talk Girl, Whitney DiFoggio!ORAL HEALTH, BUT MAKE IT FUN...The connection between our teeth, gums and the complex ecosystem within our mouths has the potential to lead to higher risks of diseases like dementia, Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes, even erectile dysfunction (!).Diseases in the mouth can potentially spread to other parts of the body – a compelling reason to pay more attention to oral health. What if we could protect our guts and enhance our longevity through simple adjustments in our oral health care routine?I'm having more fun than I should with this topic talking to Whitney Difoggio, also known as Teeth Talk Girl, as she tells us everything we need to know, what we've got wrong and what to do right! Connect with Whitney on IG: @teethtalkgirlSHOW NOTES: https://www.onairella.com/post/329-oral-health-----------------------------------CONNECT WITH ELLA:Instagram @onairwithella Blog www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Would you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ------------------------------- 🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for additional 20% discount)
328: How to build Connection, Communication & Intimacy in marriage - a conversation with my husband
Jan 30 2024
328: How to build Connection, Communication & Intimacy in marriage - a conversation with my husband
My husband Jeremy is back to chat love and marriage - and making it all work. If you didn't catch his first visit, I highly recommend listening to episode 186 "Secrets of My Marriage" in Apple or Spotify In this episode:Connection and communication to create intimacyPower of physical touch in diffusing conflicts and creating connection Creating an 'aspirational' marriageTaking 100% responsibility (versus 50% each)Importance of timing for deep and meaningful conversationsImportance of understanding love languages in marriageWords of affirmation are critical...for everyone?Tips for having difficult conversationsMutual respect and understanding of individual time and spaceUnderstanding your communication tendenciesImportance of encouragement and support in marriage TIMING NOTE: This episode first aired in the midst of all that was 2020. BLOG: https://www.onairella.com/post/328-marriage   ----------------------------------- CONNECT WITH ELLA:Instagram @onairwithella Blog www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a voice message: +1 (202) 681-0388 ------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Would you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ----------------------------------🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for an additional 20% discount)
327: Psilocybin, psychedlics for anxiety, chronic pain, perimenopause & creative breakthroughs - Dr. Maya Shetreat
Jan 23 2024
327: Psilocybin, psychedlics for anxiety, chronic pain, perimenopause & creative breakthroughs - Dr. Maya Shetreat
Dr. Maya Shetreat is a neurologist, an herbalist, and avid researcher of plant medicine and psychedelics. She is answering our questions about everything from ayuascha to magic mushrooms (psilocybin) and other master plants for trauma, chronic pain, perimenopause and other mental and physical conditions, as well as for generating personal breakthroughs.  We talk about macrodosing, microdosing and even quantam dosing.  Get the show notes here.TIMESTAMPS:Stigmatization around psychedelics  (00:02:32)Differentiating plant medicine and "doing drugs" (00:08:54)Master Plants, psychedelics, and the distinction between different types of plant medicines (00:05:09)How psychedelics work in the body and brain (00:13:46)Types of dosing (00:19:37)The potential benefits of mushrooms for addiction, traumatic brain injury, PTSD (00:20:50)Risks of unsupervised use (00:21:25) Legalization and decriminalization (00:22:59)Microdosing and perimenopause (00:24:49)Treating depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and autoimmune disorders (00:29:13)Plant medicine for chronic pain (00:30:27)Quantum dosing and vibrational transmission (00:36:12)The potential risks of plant medicine, the importance of protection, and setting oneself up for a successful experience (00:40:12)The potential of plant medicines in transforming addiction  (00:42:06)Risks and considerations (00:43:28)DISCLAIMER: this podcast is for information and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe or direct. Talk to your own health practitioner for guidance, or work with Dr. Maya...Connect with Dr Maya: https://drmaya.com Get her book: The Master Plant Experience GET THE SHOW NOTES: https://www.onairella.com/post/327-microdosing-benefits   ----------------------------------------- CONNECT WITH ELLA:Instagram @onairwithella Blog www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a message: +1 (202) 681-0388 -----------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Can you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ----------------------------------🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for an additional 20%...
325: Weight loss after 40 + Building sustainable habits
Jan 10 2024
325: Weight loss after 40 + Building sustainable habits
A listener's real-life journey of personal development, weight loss and growthToday, we're catching up with Mandy K, who you might remember from episode 316, which was originally recorded in 2021. I highly recommend listening to that show so that you can follow along in this real-life journey. In that conversation, we discussed Mandy on the "weight loss roller coaster" and the deprivation-binge cycle; her fears and realizations around intuitive eating, and her discovery that mindset was the key all along; and, the real secret behind accomplishing what you want when can’t seem to start.Flash forward to present day, and Mandy's story is one of curiosity, consistency, and personal growth, and she's here to share her updates with us in real time.In this episode:Mandy's transformation beyond her 30lb weight loss - how a health kick spawned a journey of self-exploration
Fat loss, fitness and intermittent fastingDealing with body image and expectations
The iterative journey of self-improvement
The tendency to compare ourselves to past versions of usConfidence and self-esteem - Mandy's mindset shiftThe journey to self-validation and building self-belief"It's not about the destination; it's truly about the journey. Stay curious, stay consistent, and most importantly, stay true to yourself."GET THE SHOW NOTES: www.onairella.com/post/325-beyond-weight-lossConnect with Ella:Instagram @onairwithella  www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a message: +1 (202) 681-0388 -----------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Can you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ----------------------------------🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAGet my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for an additional 20% discount)
323: Want more energy? Try these simple tips! - Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, The Fit Mother Project
Dec 7 2023
323: Want more energy? Try these simple tips! - Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, The Fit Mother Project
Yes, aging is inevitable, but how we feel is largely in our hands. Dr. Anthony Balduzzi shares really easy, healthy changes we can make if we want to radiate vitality and energy at any age. Try any of these simple tips to decrease the drain on your life battery and live in alignment with our natural design. In this episode:What works? light, melatonin, EMF, groundingThe importance of melatonin for longevity and your immune systemHow morning light exposure supports Vitamin D production and improved circadian rhythmOptimizing nitric oxide and blood flow - through nasal breathing and humming (!!)Why being sedentary all day can increase hunger levelsThe potential impact of non-native EMF on health + longevity, including on circadian rhythm, mitochondria, and sleepThe benefits of grounding / earthing - including improved blood flow and healingSuper simple strategies for limiting exposure to EMF SHOW NOTES:  www.onairella.com/post/323-simple-health-tips  ----------------------------------------- CONNECT WITH ELLA:Instagram @onairwithella  www.onairella.com☎️ Leave a message: +1 (202) 681-0388 -----------------------------------------⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Can you take 32 secs leave a review?Click here, scroll to the bottom, and tap five stars. Then click "Write a Review." Leave a comment and we might read it on the air! ----------------------------------🛍️ PROMOS:Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLA Get my favorite probiotic Oxyceutics - use code ELLA15 to save 15% (tip: use “subscribe & save” for an additional 20% discount)
322: Speaking with Confidence from the stage to everyday conversations - Jacqueline Nagle
Nov 29 2023
322: Speaking with Confidence from the stage to everyday conversations - Jacqueline Nagle
The ability to speak up and express ourselves is required for personal growth and creating the life that we want. Sometimes, though, we struggle with finding our voice, owning our story, or asserting our opinions and needs.  Jacqueline Nagle, repeat On Air with Ella guest, is a business leader and certified speaking professional. She's providing insights and resources for using your voice with confidence in everyday conversations and any context. In this episode:Speaking with confidence in any context Ditch the affirmations - how to find authentic self-beliefHow to manage adrenaline and nerves before speaking upWhy Jacqueline believe the "Power Pose" and "ditching the script" are total BSThe power of personal story to move othersThe skills of confidence and persuasion aren't inherent - they can be learned and honedInner critic and imposter complex will never fully go away - how to use them to your benefitInvesting in intentional speaking skills - Jacqueline's new TED talk coaching program  RESOURCES MENTIONED FREE access to The Confident Voice course (typically $200) - details + code: hereSpeak Like TED - 2024 program - teaching TED Talks structures to those who are serious about developing their public speaking skills - details hereSHOW NOTES: https://www.onairella.com/post/322-speaking-with-confidence-jacqueline-nagleFollow Ella on Instagram @onairwithella PARTNER PROMOS: Shop organic, hexane-free Castor Oil - 10% Off Code: ONAIRWITHELLA10 for any order of $59 or more!Shop Kion Amino Acids - promo code ONAIRELLAHave questions or feedback?CALL ELLA: Leave a message for Ella +1 (202) 681-0388