Be Well by Kelly Leveque

Kelly Leveque

Be Well By Kelly is on a mission to simplify the science of nutrition. I want to make choices, not cheats. I want to live in balance, quiet my inner perfectionist, and never feel like my goals are out of reach. I want to love the way I look AND feel. I want to be proactive about my long-term health and wellness. I want to have a positive relationship with food for the rest of my life. And I want the same for all of you! Join me and some of my favorite people every Wednesday as we give you all the good stuff (and none of the bad) about nutrition: the positive takeaways, the tools and tips that will help you feel and be well, and a dose of motivation to keep you going. read less
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288. Live Your Fullest Life: Top Takeaways on Business, Motherhood, Healing & the Science of Saffron with Nikki Bostwick #FabulousFriends
3d ago
288. Live Your Fullest Life: Top Takeaways on Business, Motherhood, Healing & the Science of Saffron with Nikki Bostwick #FabulousFriends
Get ready for an unfiltered conversation that’s full of takeaways for entrepreneurs, moms, and anyone looking to live their life to the fullest. I’m thrilled to welcome Nikki Bostwick, host of The Nikki Bostwick Unfiltered Podcast and founder of The Fullest, a saffron-based product line dedicated to sharing the mental health benefits of saffron supplementation.In today’s wide-ranging conversation, Nikki vulnerably shares her personal and business journeys. We talk about Nikki’s experience with an eating disorder, ADHD, and healing from generational trauma along with her family.We have an honest, revealing conversation about the expectations and pressures on working moms, and how Nikki has navigated her postpartum journey while running her business.We also talk about Nikki’s path to starting and evolving The Fullest brand, and her advice for other entrepreneurs. Hint: Focusing your vision is a game changer! Plus, Nikki explains why she built her business around saffron and the spice’s superpowers for the body and mind. For 15% off The Fullest Shop, use the code BeWellByKelly at checkout.We also cover:(00:02:34) Nikki’s Journey to the Fullest(00:08:43) Exploring the Science of Saffron(00:10:48) Nikki’s Experience With ADHD(00:16:52) Healing From Generational Trauma(00:25:32) Nikki’s Personal History With an Eating Disorder(00:32:03) The Pressures & Expectations on Working Moms(00:40:05) Postpartum Hormonal Changes (00:40:58) Following Your Intuition in Business(00:43:28) Revealing Saffron’s Superpowers(00:44:38) Focusing & Simplifying Her VisionResources:• Click here for full show notes• Website: nikkibostwick.com• The Fullest: thefullest.com• Podcast: Nikki Bostwick Unfiltered Podcast• Episode: Be Well, Not Perfect With Kelly LeVeque• Instagram, Nikki Bostwick: @nikkibostwick• Instagram, The Fullest: @thefullestco• TikTok: @thefullestco• YouTube: @nikkibostwickunfilteredConnect with Kelly:• kellyleveque.com• Instagram: @bewellbykelly• Facebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykelly* Content from this podcast is provided for information and education purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. The use of information from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. Always speak with your healthcare professional before taking any medication, nutritional or herbal supplement.Be Well By Kelly is produced by
287. The Power of the OS-01 Peptide: Reverse Aging, Reduce Inflammation & Get Glowing Skin with OneSkin’s Carolina Oliveira
Feb 16 2024
287. The Power of the OS-01 Peptide: Reverse Aging, Reduce Inflammation & Get Glowing Skin with OneSkin’s Carolina Oliveira
Meet the new face of age-reversal skincare. I’m thrilled to welcome Carolina Oliveira, the CEO and co-founder of OneSkin. Carolina and her team are disrupting the outdated anti-aging skincare industry with their groundbreaking research on our largest organ and its longevity. I’ve seen the results firsthand. You know that I’m a skeptic when it comes to commercial skincare products. But after digging into OneSkin’s research, I started using their products about a year ago. I’ve been so impressed – my skin looks more youthful, softer, and has a new glow!On today’s episode, we get into the science behind their topical skin products. We talk about what causes aging and if it’s reversible. Carolina explains what peptides are and how they work, sharing her revolutionary research into the OS-O1 peptide. This peptide has been shown to improve barrier function, increase collagen biosynthesis, and reduce “zombie cells” which are a central cause of aging. Plus, Carolina answers questions about retinol, exfoliation, and how to simplify your skincare routine. Don’t miss this insightful and educational look into the latest research on skin health.If you’re interested in trying OneSkin, go to my affiliate link and use code BEWELL for 15% off your first order: oneskin.coWe also cover:(00:01:43) Carolina’s Background as a Stem Cell Biologist(00:05:21) Yes or No: Is Aging Reversible?(00:07:34) What Causes Aging?(00:16:52) Kelly’s Personal Skin Journey(00:19:51) One Powerful Peptide for Age-Reversal(00:25:55) A Look Inside the OneSkin Laboratory(00:33:55) What You Need To Know About Peptides(00:38:31) Exfoliation Explainer 101(00:41:27) Peptides for Your Face vs. Your Body(00:48:32) A Look Into the Future of SkincareResources:Click here for full show notesOneSkin: oneskin.coOneSkin Instagram: @oneskin.coInstagram: @caroll_reisLinkedin: Carolina Reis OliveiraConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykelly* Content from this podcast is provided for information and education purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. The use of information from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. Always speak with your healthcare professional before taking any medication, nutritional or herbal supplement.Be Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get 1 FREE year of Vitamin D immune support along with 5...
286. Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy: Preconception Nutrition & Fertility Awareness with Lily Nichols & Lisa Hendrickson-Jack #WellnessWednesdays
Feb 7 2024
286. Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy: Preconception Nutrition & Fertility Awareness with Lily Nichols & Lisa Hendrickson-Jack #WellnessWednesdays
In today's episode, I welcome back Lily Nichols and Lisa Hendrickson-Jack. This time, they're here to talk about their new book, Real Food for Fertility, and to dive into the new research around nutrition and fertility. As an important topic for this community, I am so excited for you all to learn about how to prepare your body for pregnancy with preconception nutrition and fertility awareness from two women who are experts in the field.Lily Nichols is an RDN Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition. Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified fertility awareness educator and holistic reproductive health practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. Today you’ll learn how to best prepare your body for conception, what effect birth control has on fertility, when to transition to other contraceptive options if you’re thinking of getting pregnant, what foods are most important to increase your nutrient reserve, recommendations about meal timing if you’re hoping to conceive, and so much more! We also cover:(00:02:38) Preparing Your Body for Conception(00:06:01) The Impact of Hormonal Birth Control on Fertility(00:18:49) Explaining the AMH Hormone & Its Role in Conceiving(00:24:32) Important Nutrients Needed for Conception(00:41:07) How Meal Timing & Intermittent Fasting Impact Fertility(00:52:27) Remember These Fertility Enhancing Foods Resources:Click here for full show notesRead: Real Food For Fertility by Lily Nichols and Lisa Hendrickson-JackInstagram: @lilynicholsrdnWebsite: lilynicholsrdn.comRead: Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols Read: Real Food for Gestational Diabetes by Lily Nichols Managing Your Diet During Pregnancy with Lily Nichols, RDN #43Website: fertilityfriday.comRead: The Fifth Vital SignListen: Fertility Friday PodcastInstagram:
285. Raising “Healthy Strivers” in Today’s Toxic Achievement Culture with Jennifer Wallace #WellnessWednesdays
Jan 31 2024
285. Raising “Healthy Strivers” in Today’s Toxic Achievement Culture with Jennifer Wallace #WellnessWednesdays
Today’s topic is something every parent can learn from – how to raise our kids to value themselves for who they are, not what they accomplish. I’m thrilled to welcome Jennifer Wallace, an award-winning journalist and social commentator who covers parenting and lifestyle trends.Jennifer is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. She is the author of Never Enough: When Achievement Pressure Becomes Toxic — And What We Can Do About It. This is the definitive book on toxic achievement culture and the impact it has on parents and kids. Jennifer tells us all about the groundbreaking findings she uncovered in her book, explaining the societal and economic factors that contributed to the rise of achievement culture. We talk about the prevalence of anxiety and depression in children who go to high-achieving schools. And most importantly, we explore how to combat this phenomenon and support our kids. Jennifer shares fantastic advice on how to teach your kids about their unconditional worth, help them process envy and comparison, and foster a healthy sense of self. We chat a lot about mattering, and why it, well, matters so much, highlighting the importance of healthy interdependence. School might be in session for them, but it is for you (and me!) too. Jennifer recommends getting a PhD in our kids; I will definitely be implementing her advice in my home. The LeVeque family meetings start now! I’m so excited to share Jennifer’s research and perspective, so you can learn from her too. We also cover:(00:02:05) Why Jennifer’s Book Was a “MeSearch” Project(00:06:15) Identifying the Unseen Pressures on Parents(00:11:12) Health Risks for High-Achieving Kids(00:17:16) How Can We Course-Correct To Protect Our Kids?(00:20:48) How To Show Children They Matter(00:32:57) Get a PhD in Your Kids(00:39:42) Developing Healthy Interdependence(00:43:57) Tips for Minimizing Toxic Achievement(00:48:36) Avoiding the Comparison Trap Between KidsResources:Click here for full show notesRead: Never Enough by Jennifer WallaceWebsite: jenniferbwallace.comInstagram: @jenniferbrehenywallaceThe Mattering Movement: thematteringmovement.comConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykelly* Content from this podcast is provided for information and education purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. The use of information from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. Always speak with your healthcare professional before taking any medication, nutritional or herbal supplement.Be Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at
284. The Honest Truth About Postpartum: Kelly LeVeque & Brigid Titgemeier Share Stories & Tips
Jan 26 2024
284. The Honest Truth About Postpartum: Kelly LeVeque & Brigid Titgemeier Share Stories & Tips
Today I welcome back my friend, functional medicine registered dietitian, Brigid Titgemeier, to talk about all things postpartum. Brigid and I are both nutritionists who have experienced postpartum depletion, along with many other challenges (and joys!) that come with being a new mom. Brigid is also the CEO and founder of Being Functional Nutrition, a digital coaching company that has helped more than 20,000 people use food, targeted nutrition, and lifestyle strategies for better labs, symptoms, and a relationship with food. She recently launched The Being Collective, a meal plan and coaching membership with blood sugar balancing meals, a meal planner, and automated grocery lists. In the midst of running her business and creating a new program, Brigid gave birth to her daughter McKinley. She is now pregnant with her second. In today’s episode, Brigid gets honest about navigating postpartum and a second pregnancy at the same time. We both share advice for supporting your body postpartum through nutrition, supplements, and nutrient testing. We talk about trusting yourself as a parent, advocating for your child’s health, and balancing work as a new mom. Plus, we explore meal prepping, feeding picky eaters, and Brigid’s go-to supplement stack. The postpartum season is full of so many blessings, yet it can also be very overwhelming. Brigid and I encourage you to listen to yourself and give yourself grace along your journey. We also cover:(00:01:39) Brigid’s Postpartum Experience(00:08:37) Pro Tips for Nutrition Philosophy(00:12:49) Supporting Her Body & Baby Postpartum(00:18:17) Learning to Trust Yourself as a Parent(00:21:13) What if Your Kids Are Picky Eaters?(00:27:21) Navigating Meal Prep for New Moms(00:35:43) Giving Yourself Grace(00:38:05) Going Back to Work as a New Parent(00:49:56) Reflecting on Her Parenting Journey(00:57:19) Brigid’s New Meal Planning Program(00:59:59) Recommended Supplement Stack(01:01:53) Get to Know These Powerhouse Proteins(01:14:45) The Need for Nutrient TestingResources:Click here for full show notesWebsite: beingbrigid.comInstagram: @beingbrigidBeing Functional Nutrition: beingfunctionalnutrition.comInstagram: @beingfunctionalnutrition The Being Collective Meal Plan & Coaching MembershipThe Difference Between Preventing Disease and Creating Health with Brigid Titgemeier #51Connect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykelly* Content from this podcast is provided for information and education purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your...
283. Optimize Your Healthspan: How To Live Longer & Stronger with Dr. Peter Attia #WellnessWednesdays
Jan 17 2024
283. Optimize Your Healthspan: How To Live Longer & Stronger with Dr. Peter Attia #WellnessWednesdays
How do we live not just longer, but healthier? And how can we maximize the time we have to do the things we love? We tackle these essential questions, and more, today with longevity expert Dr. Peter Attia. Dr. Attia is the founder of Early Medical, a medical practice that applies the principles of Medicine 3.0 to help patients lengthen their lifespan and improve their healthspan. He's the host of The Drive, one of the most popular podcasts covering the topics of health and medicine, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity. On today’s episode, we talk about the important difference between lifespan and healthspan. Dr. Attia explains what Medicine 3.0 means, and why it’s the next frontier to help prevent chronic diseases. We get into key tactics to optimize healthspan, including exercise, nutrition, sleep, and emotional health. Plus, Dr. Attia gives us some great take home tips on how to regain muscle mass, enhance strength, and improve VO2 max. As a fellow parent, Dr. Attia shares his advice for cooking as a family, getting your children active, and modeling healthy behavior for our little ones. Dr. Attia’s message is all about looking forward – for your own wellness and the health of your family for years to come. We also cover:(00:01:13) The New Paradigm of Medicine 3.0(00:09:32) How Medicine 2.0 Fails to Treat Chronic Disease(00:12:33) 4 Tactics To Optimize Healthspan(00:19:58) How To Regain Muscle Mass(00:25:23) Getting Clear on Your Goals(00:32:35) Prioritizing Healthy Activity in Your Kids(00:39:03) Healthy Eating for Dr. Attia’s Family(00:45:44) Calories vs. Macros: Which Are More Important?(00:52:04) Establishing Your Baseline (00:56:04) Enhancing Emotional HealthResources:Click here for full show notesInstagram: @peterattiamdRead: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, MDWebsite: peterattiamd.comEarly Medical Website: earlymedical.comThe Drive Podcast: peterattiamd.com/podcastYouTube: @PeterAttiaMDConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykelly* Content from this podcast is provided for information and education purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. The use of information from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. Always speak with your healthcare professional before taking any medication, nutritional or herbal supplement.Be Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:Cozy Earth | Get 35% off site wide when you use the code BEWELL at CozyEarth.com.AG1 | Get 1 FREE year
282. Mindset as Medicine: Change Your Mind to Change Your Life with Dr. Josh Axe #WellnessWednesdays
Jan 10 2024
282. Mindset as Medicine: Change Your Mind to Change Your Life with Dr. Josh Axe #WellnessWednesdays
I am so excited to welcome Dr. Josh Axe, leadership expert, entrepreneur, physician, husband, father, co-founder and CVO of Ancient Nutrition, back to the show. He’s here for an open and honest conversation about his latest study and passion: Mindset as medicine. He's also a bestselling author, and his latest book is due out this April. We outline the research and personal anecdotal content baked into Think This, Not That, the title, among many, which Dr. Josh is most proud of and most excited to see in the hands of people around the world.We hear about how Josh spent ten months in bed suffering from a debilitating spine condition, the practices – mental and physical – which set him free from that reality, how he and Kelly approach parenting in the modern world, identity dynamics, masculinity vs. femininity, and so much more.But the key question in play is… Who could you become?As we learn today, the answer is limited only by your own imagination, but it can be amplified through community, self-development, and spirituality. It’s an important lesson for all of us to remember as a means to continue one’s growth as a person – and even more important as parents, as we seek to challenge our little ones to be the best versions of themselves they can be.We also cover:(00:02:05) Dr. Axe’s Pain-to-Purpose Inspiration Story (00:09:02) Believing You Can Get Better: Perception vs. Placebo(00:19:29) Challenges in Raising a Family in 2024(00:26:34) Biohacking 101 With Dr. Dr. Josh Axe(00:34:35) Common Identity Barriers That Hold People Back(00:43:05) The Cosmic Balance of Masculinity & Femininity(01:00:26) Pro Tips on Getting Started With Mindset WorkResources:Click here for full show notesPre-order: Think This, Not That by Dr. Josh AxeWebsite: draxe.comInstagram: @drjoshaxeYouTube: Doctor Josh AxeConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykelly* Content from this podcast is provided for information and education purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. The use of information from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. Always speak with your healthcare professional before taking any medication, nutritional or herbal supplement.Be Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get 1 FREE year of Vitamin D immune support along with 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/BEWELL.Primal Kitchen | Find Primal Kitchen at Target, Walmart, or at your local grocery stores!Vuori | Get 20% off your first order of Vuori AND...
281. How To Look Younger Naturally with Holistic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn #WellnessWednesdays
Jan 3 2024
281. How To Look Younger Naturally with Holistic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn #WellnessWednesdays
I’m excited to welcome Dr. Anthony Youn, a nationally recognized board certified plastic surgeon who is known as America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon. I’ve never had a plastic surgeon on the show before, but I was drawn to Dr. Youn’s unique, holistic wellness-based approach. Dr. Youn’s philosophy is that surgery is a last resort. He’s devoted his career to helping people look and feel their best naturally. In today’s episode, he fills us in on what autojuvenation is and why it’s the key to turning back the clock. We also talk about why our skin ages, and how to combat inflammation and oxidative stress through nutrition and lifestyle shifts. Dr. Youn shares his pro tips for a simple skincare routine – (you don’t need tons of steps and products!) Plus, he answers burning questions about collagen supplements, sunscreen, retinol, lasers, and even vampire facials. I’m proud to share such a uniquely informed and empowered voice with the Be Well community today.We also cover:(00:01:53) Plastic Surgery Is a Last Resort(00:09:45) Holistic Healing Before & After Surgery(00:12:57) Nutrients To Support You for Surgery(00:14:33) Can You Turn Back the Clock Naturally?(00:18:52) Should You Supplement With Collagen?(00:24:29) Fighting Oxidative Stress on the Skin(00:29:09) Striving for Progress Over Perfection(00:32:34) How To Create a Simple Skincare Routine(00:36:35) Shining a Light on Sunscreen(00:39:40) Building a Bedtime Skincare Routine(00:46:12) Beyond Creams: Lasers, Light Therapy & Vampire FacialsResources:Click here for full show notesWebsite: dryoun.comRead: Younger For Life TikTok: @doctoryoun Instagram: @tonyyounmdYouTube: @DoctorYounPodcast: The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show Connect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get 1 FREE year of Vitamin D immune support along with 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/BEWELL.Cozy Earth | Get 35% off site wide when you use the code BEWELL at CozyEarth.com.LMNT | Head to DrinkLMNT.com/Kelly to receive a free sample pack of LMNT electrolytes with any purchase!
280. Top Trending Topics 2023: A Wellness Roundtable Episode #FabulousFriends
Dec 22 2023
280. Top Trending Topics 2023: A Wellness Roundtable Episode #FabulousFriends
Today, we have another special mash-up episode put together to celebrate my third (!) year of podcasting. It's hard to believe so much time has taken place since we first launched. But when I look around my life it's crazy to see how much has changed in that short period.As all of our lives continue to evolve in new and interesting ways, first and foremost, I'd like to thank you all for making this podcast a consistent part of your routine. We all have so many choices of what to watch or listen to, things to do and places to be. But, 12 million downloads later, it's also easy for me to see this community for what it is – dedicated to their health and that of their families, curious to learn more and grow as individuals, loving to themselves and the people around them, and ultimately, tuned in for the greater good of all.Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for joining me on this journey.This year, I really focused on bringing you experts at the very top of their fields, resulting in a guest list that we're very proud of, and excited to build upon in the future. Here’s a glimpse into some of my favorite convos of the season, with people I love and admire so much:Dr. Jolene Brighten, Is This Normal? A Guide to Women’s Health #242Dr. Stephanie Estima, Cycle Syncing: Balancing Hormones through Diet & Exercise #226Dr. Izabella Wentz, Tips for Optimal Thyroid Health & Adrenal Support #246Dr. Amy Shah, Calm Your Cravings and Support Your Mood #248Dr. Kelly & Juliet Starrett, Universal Habits & Practices to Make Your Body Work Better #244Rachael DeVaux, Rachael's Good Eats’ Nutrient-Rich Recipes & Whole Food Philosophy #247Click the links above to hear my full conversations with these guests. And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, where this mash-up is also available on video!We cover:(00:01:19) Sex Hormones: Balanced vs. Unbalanced (Dr. Jolene Brighten)(00:08:54) Lifestyle & Diet Tips to Match Your Phase of Cycle (Dr. Stephanie Estima)(00:17:48) Hashimoto's & Thyroid Health 101 (Dr. Izabella Wentz)(00:26:01) How the Gut Microbiome Impacts Our Hunger (Dr. Amy Shah)(00:32:43) Building a Healthy Body for the Long Term (Dr. Kelly & Juliet Starrett)(00:38:27) Finding Comfort on Your Health Journey (Rachael DeVaux)This episode is brought to you by:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at
279. Redefining Fast Food & Going Seed Oil Free at Sweetgreen with Nicolas Jammet #FabulousFriends
Dec 15 2023
279. Redefining Fast Food & Going Seed Oil Free at Sweetgreen with Nicolas Jammet #FabulousFriends
Nicolas Jammet is the co-founder and chief concept officer of Sweetgreen, the mission-driven restaurant brand that serves healthy food at scale. Nick and his co-founder started Sweetgreen in 2007, just three months after graduating from Georgetown. Their vision is to be as ubiquitous as traditional fast food – but far, far more transparent and honest. I'm really excited to welcome my friend Nick to the podcast today for one of our “founder” episodes. We talk about the founding story of Sweetgreen, the importance of food quality, sourcing, and transparency, how they’ve grown and evolved the brand since it began, why they decided to go seed oil free, how they’re influencing the way the next generation thinks about food, and how they hope to transform the world of fast food.We also cover:(00:01:18) The Story of Sweetgreen’s Mission To Redefine Fast Food(00:06:57) The Future of Sweetgreen: How They’re Evolving & Growing(00:12:11) All About Sourcing & Transparency: Setting a Quality Standard for Cooking Oils(00:20:17) Good for You Cravings: Shifting the Fast Food Paradigm(00:23:11) Transforming Next Generation’s Relationship to Food(00:32:54) Celebrating Protein Plates & Broadening the Sweetgreen MenuThis episode is brought to you by:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/bewell.LMNT | LMNT's new Chocolate Medley bundle is here for a limited time! Head to DrinkLMNT.com/Kelly to receive a free sample pack of LMNT electrolytes with any purchase!Cozy Earth | Get 35% off site wide when you use the code BEWELL at cozyearth.com.Resources:Click here for full show notesInstagram: @nicolasjammet and @sweetgreenWebsite: sweetgreen.comTwitter: @nicolasjammetLinkedIn: Nicolas JammetTikTok: @sweetgreenConnect with Kelly:
278. Setting New Standards in the Beauty Industry with Gregg Renfrew, the Founder of Beautycounter #FabulousFriends
Dec 8 2023
278. Setting New Standards in the Beauty Industry with Gregg Renfrew, the Founder of Beautycounter #FabulousFriends
Let's welcome my friend Gregg Renfrew, founder of Beautycounter and a true pioneer of clean beauty, to today's podcast. She founded Beautycounter in 2011, charting an innovative and deeply personal path for clean beauty. A champion of the people – Gregg continues to set the highest standards for safety as she pushes the industry forward, testifying in front of Congress to advance legislative reform so that everyone has access to safer products.She's also inspiring a community of thousands of women to demand better for themselves by supporting women's entrepreneurship. She's led Beautycounter's growth as it's launched more than a hundred safe, award winning products – ultimately building an omni-channel business that's proven that clean beauty isn't just a trend. It's here to stay.In this conversation, we delve into Gregg's pioneering work in clean beauty, what to avoid and prioritize in your beauty products, the growth of Beautycounter, and how her unwavering standards are shaping the future of beauty. It's an episode filled with inspiration, advocacy, and a vision for a cleaner, healthier world. I am so proud to share Gregg’s incredible impact with you, and grateful to have access to products that will be go-tos for me and my family for years to come.We also cover:(00:02:14) The Inspiration Behind Beautycounter(00:08:41) The Beginnings of Beautycounter(00:14:56) Why There’s a Lack of Regulation in the Beauty Industry(00:23:08) Beautycounter’s Standards in Manufacturing & Traceability(00:32:38) How To Simplify & Prioritize Your Clean Beauty Products(00:38:12) Powering Up Women & Creating Impact(00:50:01) What’s on the Horizon for Gregg & BeautycounterThis episode is brought to you by:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/bewell.Vuori | Get 20% off your first order of Vuori AND free shipping on orders over $75 at vuori.com/kelly.Cozy Earth | Get 35% off site wide when you use the code BEWELL at cozyearth.com.Resources:Click here for full show notesGregg’s Instagram: @greggrenfrewWebsite: beautycounter.com/kellylevequeInstagram: @beautycounterYouTube: youtube.comKelly’s Clean Beauty Guide: bewellbykelly.comConnect with Kelly:
277. Inside Ezra’s Mission for Curing Cancer Through Early Detection #WellnessWednesdays
Nov 29 2023
277. Inside Ezra’s Mission for Curing Cancer Through Early Detection #WellnessWednesdays
For my 40th birthday, I decided to invest in my health by undergoing a full body MRI scan through Ezra, a New York based healthcare AI startup utilizing medical imaging and artificial intelligence to provide individuals with a full body cancer screening service that's fast, accurate, and more affordable than ever.Ezra is on a mission to create a new standard of preventative care and provide people with necessary knowledge to make decisions about their health. They look at 14 organs to advocate for early cancer detection as part of an annual health care screening.In today's podcast, I chat with Emi Gal, the CEO and founder of Ezra, Dr. Carol DerSarkissian, who is the medical director, and Dr. Daniel Sodickson, who is the scientific advisor (you can find their full bios at the end of the episode). We cover Ezra's full body MRI diagnostic process, how MRIs work, the common question regarding false positives, the use of AI and the future of imaging, Ezra's goal to reduce costs, as well as my own test results, and a lot more! This is not a sponsored podcast, but since early detection is the most effective cure for cancer we currently have, I felt like this technology was important to highlight in podcast form. If you're interested in going through with this type of an investment for your health, you can head to ezra.com/bewell to learn a little bit more about this technology – and use code BEWELLBYKELLY for $150 off.We also cover:(00:01:31) Exploring Ezra’s Diagnostic Process(00:10:14) Reviewing Kelly’s Ezra Report – Live!(00:23:10) Ezra’s Inspiration for Finding a Solution for Cancer(00:30:20) How Ezra Leverages AI for Cancer Screening(00:35:30) Different Types of MRIs & Partnering With Image Centers(00:42:32) Ezra Scoring Explained: Green to Yellow to Red(00:53:59) Developing A Plan To Cut Cost & Increase Early Detection of Cancer(00:58:22) Reducing Healthcare Costs & Appealing to Insurance Companies(01:05:47) Opportunities Beyond Cancer Detection(01:09:57) Dr. Dan: The MRI Expert(01:18:15) How MRIs Work & Addressing False Positives(01:32:33) The Latest Improvements With Ezra Flash AI & the Future of ImagingThis episode is brought to you by:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.Primal Kitchen | Visit primalkitchen.com and use the code KELLYSFAVORITES at checkout for 15% off your order of $40 or more.MasterClass | This holiday season, give one annual membership and get one free at masterclass.com/bewell.Resources:Click here for full show notesWebsite: ezra.comInstagram: @ezraincFacebook: facebook.com/ezraincConnect with Kelly:
276. Ending Alzheimer’s: Your Guide to Brain Health with Dr. Dale Bredesen #WellnessWednesdays
Nov 22 2023
276. Ending Alzheimer’s: Your Guide to Brain Health with Dr. Dale Bredesen #WellnessWednesdays
We don’t have to fear Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline like generations before us. Thanks to dedicated researchers and doctors like today’s guest, we know why Alzheimer’s happens – and how to prevent it.Dr. Dale Bredesen received his undergraduate degree from Caltech and his medical degree from Duke University. In 2013, he returned to UCLA as the director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research. The Bredesen Laboratory studies the basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process and the translation of the knowledge into effective therapies for Alzheimer's disease. He has published over 230 papers and has written two New York Times bestselling books, The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline, and The End Of Alzheimer's Program. In today's episode, he fills us in on everything he knows about how to protect your brain from this disease, what Alzheimer's is, how we can reverse and prevent it, and blood tests that can indicate our odds of getting it. Dr. Bredesen is a beacon of hope for so many of us and for families that have been affected by this disease. Knowing that we have the tests to catch early signs of cognitive decline and can harness the power of the Bredesen Protocol to fight inflammation through diet and lifestyle changes in our earlier years means that we can end Alzheimer’s.We also cover…(00:01:53) Preventing Alzheimer’s(00:06:56) The 4 Stages of Alzheimer’s(00:16:12) Understanding the Root Cause of Alzheimer’s(00:22:40) Alzheimer’s Testing 101(00:25:52) Addressing the Glucose Energetic Emergency(00:30:48) The Bredesen Protocol: Diet Recommendations To Prevent Alzheimer’s(00:38:36) What Leads to Brain Inflammation & How To Identify It(00:47:12) Why Alzheimer’s Is a Women Centric Disease(00:50:22) Best-in-Class Methods for Reducing Brain InflammationThis episode is brought to you by:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.Cozy Earth | Get 35% off site wide when you use the code BEWELL at CozyEarth.com.MasterClass | This holiday season, give one annual membership and get one free at masterclass.com/bewell. Resources:Click here for full show notesRead: The End of Alzheimer's by Dr. Dale BredesenRead: The End of Alzheimer's Program by Dr. Dale BredesenWebsite:
275. The 5 Major Hormonal Shifts & How To Restore Balance with Dr. Taz Bhatia #WellnessWednesdays
Nov 15 2023
275. The 5 Major Hormonal Shifts & How To Restore Balance with Dr. Taz Bhatia #WellnessWednesdays
In today's episode, I welcome back my friend, Dr. Taz Bhatia. She's a board certified integrative medicine physician, wellness expert, and founder of CenterSpringMD, an award winning medical and wellness practice in Atlanta, Georgia, focused on health transformation. She’s gained national recognition as the best selling author of the books What Doctors Eat, The 21 Day Belly Fix, and Super Woman Rx. Her integration of eastern medicine wisdom with modern science along with her unique power type discovery has led to featured segments on Today and Good Morning America.Today, we talk about her latest book, The Hormone Shift: Balance Your Body and Thrive Through Midlife and Menopause. This book is for women of all ages. It's full of information that every woman should understand how their hormones shift, and how to bring them back into balance.We talk about the important connection between gut health and hormones, how to teach teenagers to prioritize nutrition and sleep, the five major hormone shifts and what to expect in them, tips for preventing postpartum depletion, autoimmune disease, PCOS, and what you can do to combat environmental toxins and reduce cortisol naturally.We also cover…(01:24) Dr. Taz’s Guide to Navigating Hormone Shifts(09:04) The 5 Major Hormonal Shifts & What To Expect(18:12) Teaching Teenagers About Prioritizing Their Sleep & Nutrition(21:32) Tips for Helping Teenagers Manage Their Schedules To Lower Stress(23:51) Breaking Down the Cortisol Steal(26:32) Nutrients Needed To Rebalance the Body Naturally(29:42) How To Start Making Simple Changes To Support Your Hormones(34:19) Overall Hormone Superstars & 5 Hormone Traps(38:32) Kelly’s Postpartum & Busy Mom Nutrition HacksResources:Instagram: @drtazmdRead: The Hormone Shift by Dr. Taz BhatiaWebsite: doctortaz.comConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:AG1 | Get 1 FREE year of Vitamin D immune support along with 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/BEWELL.BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.Vuori | Get 20% off your first order of Vuori AND free shipping on orders over $75 at vuori.com/kelly.
274. How To Cultivate Creativity to Elevate Everything You Do with Jeremy Utley #WellnessWednesdays
Nov 8 2023
274. How To Cultivate Creativity to Elevate Everything You Do with Jeremy Utley #WellnessWednesdays
Flexing your creativity muscle plays a huge role in wellness that is often overlooked. If you don’t consider yourself a “creative” person, you might be surprised by what today’s guest, innovation expert and Stanford professor Jeremy Utley, has to say about the discipline of imagination and how it can be used to affect your life and the world in a positive way. Jeremy Utley is one of the world's leading experts in innovation. Over the last 12 years, he served as the Director of Education at Stanford's renowned Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka the D School), where his courses have been experienced by nearly a million students worldwide.Jeremy advises corporate leaders on how to embed the methods and mindsets of design into their organization and works with professionals to cultivate a robust personal creative practice. As the co-host of Stanford's Masters of Creativity, he shines the spotlight on creative practice across disciplinary boundaries. On top of blogging and podcasting, he's also the general partner at Freespin Capital and co-author of IdeaFlow, which offers a proven strategy for coming up with great ideas by yourself and with your team. In this conversation, Jeremy shares how to find inspiration, how to know if an idea is “good” through scrappy experimentation, lessons for entrepreneurs from our personal experiences, and how practicing the idea quota can make magic happen. If you ever shut down your creative thinking or you thought you didn't have it within you, Jeremy's here to show you otherwise.We also cover…(02:00) Why Creativity Is Wellness & How To Open Your Mind to Creative Possibilities(28:00) Tips for Building the Discipline of Inspiration(53:00) Why Taking Action Is Key for Creative Problem Solving(01:19:00) One Simple Thing To Do To Get Started With Being CreativeResources:Click here for full show notesWebsite: jeremyutley.designRead: IdeaFlow by Jeremy UtleyTwitter: twitter.com/jeremyutleyLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/jeremyutleyPodcast: The Paint & Pipette Instagram: instagram.com/jdutley Connect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:Hiya Health | Get 50% off your first order at HiyaHealth.com/Kelly.BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get 1 FREE year of Vitamin D immune support along with 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at
273. The Tools to Live a Fully Charged Life with Meaghan B. Murphy #WellnessWednesdays
Nov 1 2023
273. The Tools to Live a Fully Charged Life with Meaghan B. Murphy #WellnessWednesdays
Meet my mom role model, Meaghan B. Murphy. Meaghan is a powerhouse known for her high energy, upbeat personality, and her "yay" lifestyle. She's not just your average magazine editor; she's currently the Editor in Chief at Woman's Day magazine, co-host of the Off the Gram podcast, and an on-air TV personality. But Meaghan’s expertise doesn't stop there. She's a certified personal trainer, a breast cancer previvor, and a master of MacGyver-style life hacks – all with three children, a labradoodle, and a knack for holiday decorations, she's a true happiness hacker.In this contagiously inspiring episode, we explore the strategies outlined in her book, Your Fully Charged Life, designed to help you live a more optimistic and joyful life. We dive into how her insights are particularly valuable for working moms and anyone seeking to inject a little more "yay" into their daily routine, shedding light on how life’s most painful and challenging times can infuse your life with more presence, grace and gratitude.We also discuss what overcoming an eating disorder in her teens taught her, navigating the delicate balance of motherhood and career, Meaghan's inspiring journey as a breast cancer previvor, her proactive decision to undergo a double mastectomy due to genetic factors, and the tools of resilience she relied on in the process. She shares so many helpful, practical tools that can instantly brighten your life, so without further ado, let's jump into this uplifting conversation with Meaghan B. Murphy.We also cover…(02:00) Jumping Into Challenges & Fostering Open Communication With Your Kids(28:00) Tools for Cultivating Happiness & Grounding in Gratitude Daily(43:00) Building Resilience through Hardships & Tips for Owning Your TimeResources:Website: meaghanbmurphy.comInstagram: @meaghanbmurphyRead: Your Fully Charged Life by Meaghan B. MurphyConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is produced by Crate Media.Mentioned in this episode:BWBK Protein Powder | Get $10 off your order with PODCAST10 at bewellbykelly.com.AG1 | Get 1 FREE year of Vitamin D immune support along with 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/BEWELL.Cozy Earth | Get 35% off sitewide when you use the code 'BEWELL' at CozyEarth.com.LMNT | Go to DrinkLMNT.com/Kelly to order a free sample pack of LMNT electrolytes. Just pay shipping (only $5 if you're in the US)!
272. How Busy Parents Can Find Micro Moments for True Restorative Rest with Ashley Neese
Oct 27 2023
272. How Busy Parents Can Find Micro Moments for True Restorative Rest with Ashley Neese
Today we have the incredible Ashley Neese with us again, a renowned breathwork teacher, somatic practitioner, author, mother, land steward and dear friend of mine. Ashley is not only the host of The Deeper Call podcast, where she offers restorative conversations and somatic practices to foster connection and regeneration, but she's also the author of the newly released book, Permission to Rest.And let me tell you – this book is a game-changer for parents and young people alike, offering 35 transformative practices to find rest and reconnect with themselves. With over a decade of experience in the realms of embodiment, transformation, and renewal, Ashley is here to share her wisdom and insights for how to embrace real rest, the importance of somatic practices, balancing parenthood and self-care, and creating a nurturing environment for emotional growth. She's truly a 2023 version of Mother Teresa, extending her care and knowledge to all who seek it. In this episode, we dive into Ashley's journey and her mission to empower individuals to feel their emotions, put a pin in them, and schedule time for self-care. So, if you're looking to embrace your feelings, be present in life, and strengthen your relationships, you're in for a real treat. We also cover…(02:00) Learning to Downshift in Stressful MomentsWhat inspired Ashley to write Permission to Rest How our resistance to rest stems from how we were raisedWhat activities are simple but restoringHow to infuse more rest and ease into hectic transition times in your dayTips for managing meltdowns in the moment(19:00) Making Space for Processing Emotions Exploring tolerance versus capacity Understanding the body’s capacity for stress in the nervous systemWhy resistance to rest can be resistance to confronting emotionsSomatic practices for working through emotionsShifting the stress response cycle How to develop your relationship with grief Ashley’s process for making space to process grief or other emotions(37:00) Expanding Your Capacity for Rest & Presence How learning to rest can impact your kids, tooNavigating parenting challenges with tools that promote deeper connectionBuilding your capacity and resilience as a parent to show up for your kidsPractice for presence and attunementSaying no as a rest practiceSetting boundaries around being on the phoneWhat to do when you lose presence when you’re with your kids Resources:Read: Permission to Rest by Ashley NeeseInstagram: @ashley_neesePodcast: The Deeper CallSubstack: @thedeepercallWebsite: ashleyneese.comEpisode #94: The Power of the Exhale with Ashley NeeseConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook:
271. Creating an Environment of Health Within Our Household with Shawn Stevenson #WellnessWednesdays
Oct 20 2023
271. Creating an Environment of Health Within Our Household with Shawn Stevenson #WellnessWednesdays
Shawn Stevenson is all over the internet, social media feeds, and bestseller bookshelves with his fresh and relatable takes on family nutrition, microcultures, and attainable health and wellness tips. Today, he joins the show to spotlight his new book, the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook.We dive right into the deep end, setting the stakes on how seriously he deems our food culture to be at risk, explaining how and why cultures and microcultures affect our health and longevity. We also get Shawn’s backstory, raised in a food desert with rare and concerning health issues of his own – severe asthma, a broken hip while running track, and a degenerative disc disease diagnosis at 20.From there, Shawn shines a bright light on his miraculous recovery and resulting lifelong dedication to informing and educating the masses on his learnings.Shawn’s powerful stream of consciousness on these subjects rivals anyone in the game – informed by his rich educational background and familiarity with modern research (see links below), packed with easy everyday tips and recipes, and ignited by a palpable passion to energize people of all walks of live to get moving in the right direction.We also cover…(02:00) Inspirations for the Eat Smarter Family Cookbook Lifestyle shifts that occur with a growing family Processed vs. ultra-processed foods Artificial flavors, additive colors, and glyphosateTrends in Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods Among US Youths (Study)Commentary on Chronic Disease Prevention in 2022 (Study)The Past 200 Years in Diabetes (Study)Epigenetic influencers on gene expression Helping families to control the controllables(22:00) Shawn’s Upbringing, Background & Diagnosis  Growing up in a food desert Breaking his hip as a standout track athleteDiagnosed with degenerative disc diseaseTaking responsibility for our lives (40:00) Getting Serious About Your Menu at Home Exposing your family to real foods Tricky marketing by the ultra processed food industry The impact of blood sugar on your healthFood scientists have manipulated our desire to eat tasty thingsFlavor as an intelligence advantage(48:00) Actionable Tips to Transforming Your Microculture Consuming real foods should be enjoyable Eating foods that improve our metabolic health, cognitive function, our sleep quality, etc. How to get kids involvedCost vs. convenience vs. nutrition Example-setting power of eating as a family Shared Family Meals Related to the Nutritional Health of Children? (Study)Effect of Family Meals on Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Intake (Study)Strategies to make family meals rewarding and consistentResources:Read: Eat Smarter Family Cookbook by Shawn StevensonRead: Eat...
270. Navigating the Supplement Spectrum & Identifying What’s Right for You with Dr. William Wallace #WellnessWednesdays
Oct 11 2023
270. Navigating the Supplement Spectrum & Identifying What’s Right for You with Dr. William Wallace #WellnessWednesdays
I’m happy to have the esteemed Dr. William Wallace, Chief Scientific Officer for several prominent Midwestern nutraceutical companies, join us today. With a master’s degree in exercise and nutrition science and a Ph.D. in health and human performance, Dr. Wallace has a wealth of experience, knowledge, and insight when it comes to understanding what supplements to take (and of course, not take). His doctoral work focused on the use of cognitive enhancement agents in college students, and he's published peer reviewed literature and conducted research in fields of exercise and nutrition science. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the nutraceutical field and has conducted work in every stage of research and development including clinical research, product development, quality, and compliance.Today, we explore structuring a diet for optimal nutrient intake, the balancing act between supplements and whole foods, and the future of personalized supplementation – diving deep into magnesium and Omega-3s as we explore the characteristics of a healthy diet. Get ready for an enlightening conversation that bridges the world of academic research with the practical, everyday needs of individuals seeking to enhance their health and performance through informed nutritional choices. Dr. Wallace is such a great resource for what is practical, looking at the research and helping all of us supplement a little bit better.We also cover…(02:00) The Role Supplements Play in Optimizing Health• Moving from academic research to product development in sports supplementation• Life Extension: lifeextension.com• The main drivers of sports nutrition and supplementation• What nutrients most people may be deficient in• How to determine which supplements you do or do not need• What to look for in choline, magnesium, and Omega-3 supplements(31:00) Characteristics of a Healthy Diet + Magnesium Deep Dive• Structuring your diet for optimizing nutrients• 4 characteristics of a healthy diet • The importance of fiber and types of supplements to take• Symptoms of suboptimal magnesium• Does the type of magnesium supplement really matter? (42:00) Balancing Supplements With a Nutritious Diet & Insights on Omega-3s• A day in the life of William’s diet• Dr. Wallace shares his hero foods• Being flexible and consistent with the big picture of your diet • Recommendations for fish intake and Omega-3s• Omega-3 supplement recommendations• How to check on the sourcing and sustainability of a supplement• The future of personalized supplementation* Content from this podcast is provided for information and education purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. The use of information from this podcast is at the user’s own risk. Always speak with your healthcare professional before taking any medication, nutritional or herbal supplement. Resources:• Instagram: @dr.williamwallace• Podcast: Nutrients PodcastConnect with Kelly:• kellyleveque.com• Instagram: @bewellbykelly• Facebook:
269. Redefining Anxiety & Learning How to Build a Non-Anxious Life with Dr. John Delony #WellnessWednesdays
Oct 6 2023
269. Redefining Anxiety & Learning How to Build a Non-Anxious Life with Dr. John Delony #WellnessWednesdays
In today’s modern world we have everything, and yet we are more anxious and more depressed than ever. Our bodies are telling us that the world we've created for ourselves is not sustainable. So what if instead of judging ourselves, we get curious about what is going on beneath the surface? Dr. John Delony is here to dive into this question and share his 6 daily choices that can help you build a non-anxious life. He is a bestselling author, mental health expert, and host of The John Delony Show. He has two PhDs, over two decades of experience in counseling, crisis response, and higher education, and his goal is to help people navigate through tough decisions, improve their relationships, and believe they're worth being well. He's the author of two bestselling books, Own Your Past, Change Your Future and Redefining Anxiety, and today we talk about his new book, Building A Non-Anxious Life and his authentic and applicable real world takeaways for managing anxiety. If you struggle with over achieving, find yourself lashing out at friends and family, or staying distracted and numb to avoid confronting things in your life, Dr. Delony’s message is clear. You’re not alone, and you’re not broken. The relatable stories and mindset shifts John presents in his book and in this episode will give you practical guidance towards slowly making changes that can lead you towards a happier, healthier, non-anxious life. I loved this book and I love this episode. If this episode resonates with you, make sure to share it with someone in your life who could benefit from it, too.We also cover…(01:00) Exploring Anxiety & Loneliness in the Modern Age• 196. How to Take Charge of Your Financial Wellness with Rachel Cruze• John’s personal journey with anxiety• How we've created the loneliest generation in human history• Living in the distraction economy and avoiding discomfort• What anxiety really is • My relationship with anxiety • The 6 daily choices to build a non anxious life• Taking inventory of the light as well as dark in your life• What’s on the other side of trauma if you look for it (36:00) Fostering Connection & Freedom in Adulthood• Why connection and community are vital• Supporting our partners in making time for community and connection• How to create freedom with smart finances • Understanding how much are lives are run by other people• Ways to cultivate connection in our communities• Advice for making friends as an adult (01:00:00) Navigating Life’s Challenges with Mindfulness & Intention• Being intentional, mindful, and building a relationship of faith • Creating awareness around the story you tell yourself• Curiously investigating your responses to challenging situations• Determining when enough is enough when it comes to achievement• Getting comfortable with shifting priorities in different phases of life• Putting in the work to live a non anxious lifeResources:• Instagram: @johndelony• Read: Building A Non-Anxious Life by Dr. John Delony• YouTube: The Dr. John Delony Show• TikTok: