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Long-form organic conversations with a diverse group of guests including visionary authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, chefs, comedians, and actors with interesting perspectives, careers, and stories. Here they candidly discuss everything including productivity, creativity, self-care, wellness, sex, love, body image, and more. Sometimes things get super deep and spiritual and sometimes they are funny and light because life is both.

Long-form organic conversations with a diverse group of guests including visionary authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, chefs, comedians, and actors with interesting perspectives, careers, and stories. Here they candidly discuss everything including productivity, creativity, self-care, wellness, sex, love, body image, and more. Sometimes things get super deep and spiritual and sometimes they are funny and light because life is both.

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United States

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Long-form organic conversations with a diverse group of guests including visionary authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, chefs, comedians, and actors with interesting perspectives, careers, and stories. Here they candidly discuss everything including productivity, creativity, self-care, wellness, sex, love, body image, and more. Sometimes things get super deep and spiritual and sometimes they are funny and light because life is both.

Language:

English


Episodes

"no one can do everything, but everyone can do something." with Meena Harris, lawyer, author, and CEO of Phenomenal 👩‍❤️‍👩

1/14/2021
This week I spoke with Meena Harris, a Harvard-educated lawyer, best-selling children's book author, founder and CEO of Phenomenal, and mom. Meena's outstanding work in social change and empowerment is in her blood - she's the niece of vice president elect Kamala Harris and the daughter of Kamala's sister Maya Harris, a civil rights lawyer and public policy advocate, who once led the nation's largest ACLU affiliate. Meena's first book Kamala and Maya's Big Ideais based on her mom and aunt,...

Duration:01:14:35

creative rest, boundaries, belonging, and overwhelm with dr. saundra dalton-smith, author of sacred rest

1/8/2021
Today’s guest is Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine physician with an active medical practice near Birmingham, Alabama. She is also an author and an international media resource who has been featured in Prevention, MSNBC, Women's Day, Redbook, self, and numerous other media outlets. In this episode, we talk about different types of rest, friendship, love, boundaries, mental refocusing, and more. Since this is a bit of a shorter episode, I also share some of the top...

Duration:01:21:55

2020 music, the best part of this year with James McCrae 🎧

12/17/2020
As our last episode of the year, I thought it would be fun to do a year in review of the music of 2020 with my friend James McCrae. Neither of us are music experts, but we do have similar taste in music and got a lot of comfort out of music this year. It’s been such a strange year and so hard for artists to not be able to tour, and as consumers we miss live shows so much. In this episode we each came with 3 albums we loved this year and talked about songs we listened to on repeat. We also...

Duration:02:01:57

((happy thank you more please )) relationships, jobs, and new skills with Christine Nguyen 🍩

12/11/2020
This is the fourth episode of the HappyThankYouMorePlease series we started this year, where each guest comes with three cues: -something they’re happy about -something they’re grateful for -something they want more of What’s great about this series is that I can bring back guests, which is what I got to do this week with my close friend Christine. We recorded this earlier this week at my kitchen table over wine and snacks. It’s a cool conversation with one of my favorite people who I’m...

Duration:01:40:12

317 slowing down, change, and creativity with Whitney Kent Chamberlin 🔥

12/3/2020
This week I spoke with Whitney Kent Chamberlin. In this conversation we talk about how he was shaped by his tumultuous childhood, and his career that ranged from marketing to photography to starting a bunch of businesses. One of these was an event called Field Trip, which feels like a culmination of his interests, work, and experiences. We talk about navigating unexpected twists this year with covid, meditation, parenthood, relationships, slowing down, self-awareness, identities, being an...

Duration:01:26:36

((happy thank you more please)) friendship, bonding, space, music, sister act 2, big thief, persimmons, and more with erin and noah 👒

11/25/2020
This week's episode is the next installment in the series called HappyThankYouMorePlease, where we have guests talk about three things: something they're happy about, something they're craving more of, and something they are grateful for. This week I spoke with herbalist and author Erin Lovell Verinder (who you know from episode 297) and her husband Noah Checkle about their want for space, the movie Sister Act 2, persimmons, their home (which is an old church), friendship, and so much more....

Duration:01:21:13

everything we've learned about meditation and mindfulness so far with Kelsey Mccormick

11/20/2020
In this week's episode, I spoke with my pal Kelsey about where we are and where we've been in terms of meditation. We cover everything from how to start meditation, our full history with meditation, types of meditation we've tried (TM, Vedic, Kundalini...), getting too dogmatic with meditation, how meditation and journaling go together, and more. Show notes: - Connect with Kelsey on The Web | Instagram - Use the code HOLIDAY for 20% all kits, including The Write Kit, The Podcast Kit, and...

Duration:01:08:04

reimagining a system to work for you and growth with aycee brown

11/12/2020
This week I spoke with Aycee Brown, founder of @goodnightdarlingco and spiritual thought leader. In our conversation, she gives advice for sleep, romantic relationships, friendships, entrepreneurship, and more. She spoke about human design and how it fits with astrology, her trajectory to sharing the work she does now, and much more. Show notes: - Connect with Aycee on the Web | Instagram - Aycee's podcast, Is My Aura On Straight? (a few of my favorite episodes: Projectors Not Self, The...

Duration:01:17:39

getting to center and being in process: marlee grace returns 🛹

11/6/2020
This week's episode will be comforting and nourishing. I spoke with Marlee Grace for the second time on LET IT OUT. She’s a dancer, radio show host, and writer. She's also the author of the books How to Not Always Be Working, which we spoke more about the last time, and the new book GETTING TO CENTER. She’s genuinely one of my favorite thinkers and people, and I loved both of our episodes together. This time we discuss crushes and big feelings, creativity and routines, catastrophic thinking,...

Duration:01:34:46

feng shui & making space for creativity with Anjie Cho 💐

10/29/2020
this week i got to talk to my good friend Anjie Cho. Anjie and i met several years ago and for the entire time I was in NYC we would meet wednesdays to meditate together. Anjie has helped me with the feng shui of all of my apartments, and in this episode I spoke with her about my new space in LA. it's a real session where you'll hear me candidly speak about where I am and what i'm hoping for as she helps me with my space. we also talk about what we've learned from the pandemic, the...

Duration:01:55:26

shifting thinking and beliefs, change, and more with Naomi Mdudu ⚡

10/15/2020
You may have noticed there was no podcast the last two weeks...we took an impromptu break because I moved! I met today's guest Naomi through my friend Simi, and I'm so glad I did because this was one of my favorite conversations I've had. We talk about change, growth, our thoughts and beliefs, shifting low self worth, and so much more. It was a really illuminating conversation and I'm excited for you to hear it. Show notes: -Connect with Naomi on The Web | Pinterest | Instagram |...

Duration:01:41:36

confidence contagion with Hannah Faust

9/24/2020
This week I'm talking to dancer, actress, model, interior designer, and podcast host Hannah Faust. Hannah bursts with confidence in a way I admire, and I loved this conversation with her. We talk about creating spaces and decorating, organization, becoming an organized person, recovery, becoming better at being yourself, confidence, dating during the pandemic, and more. In the intro, I share a few suggestions of items and content I've been into lately. Show notes: - Spiraling Podcast -...

Duration:02:08:37

in process & becoming hosted by Emily Schultz with guest Katie

9/17/2020
This week I’m airing a recent interview where I was a guest on the new podcast Back To You with Emily Schultz. Emily and I met years ago at my book launch in Columbus and kept in touch ever since. In this episode we have a candid catch up about change during a year of uncertainty and how the pandemic has impacted us. We get into how the last several months have been, podcasting, creativity, and change. Emily is an amazing host and I loved seeing where she took the conversation. She is an...

Duration:01:37:24

writing rituals & mental health with Jeni McFarland + current favorites!

9/10/2020
This summer we decided to do our first let it out book club, and my friend Karolina told me she had the perfect book for us. We chose the new novel The House of Deep Water by today's guest Jeni McFarland. It's a unique story with deeply developed characters about family, trauma, and change, and it takes place in my home state of Michigan. This conversation covers trauma, therapy, mental health, Jeni's writing rituals, and how’s she taking care of herself in the pandemic. I loved speaking...

Duration:01:16:45

change is funny with writer, comedian, and musician Shanthony Exum ☀️

9/3/2020
Welcome back to a new season of the podcast! This week I spoke with my friend Shanthony Exum who is a true life artist. She's one of the funniest people I know and talented at so many things. She is a writer, musician, and comedian who is hilarious, wise, and so supportive and kind, which you’ll hear in the funny story of how we met in Las Vegas. We talk about: moving and change, being a performer during Covid, what happens after a big success, body image, DIY culture, defying traditional...

Duration:01:25:22

writing, feelings, and friendship with Leah Clancy

8/6/2020
I'm speaking to my friend Leah Clancy. Leah and I met in the most kismet circumstance and developed a bond around several things, including writing and creativity, which we focus on in this episode. Leah is a poet and writer who holds both a bachelor's from NYU and an MFA in writing from CAL Arts. We talk about process, habits, and routines around writing and beyond. We drank wine and giggled as we answered listener questions on writing. I hope you have as much fun eavesdropping as we did...

Duration:01:42:32

((happy thank you more please)) with Ella Wiznia, founder of The Series 👖 on Intuition, ED recovery, Frances Ha, Creativity & more.

7/23/2020
This is the second episode of our new series: happy thank you more please. The title comes from Josh Radnor's 2010 film, and the series is based on the central theme of the movie: gratitude. Each guest comes with: something they're happy about, something they're grateful for, and something they're craving more of. It's a place to share art, quotes, places, food, and ideas. Above all, it’s a show about bonding over what we share and discovering. This second episode is with Ella, founder of...

Duration:01:36:47

inner play, outer work, & being a beginner with Lenéa Sims 🤸‍♀️

7/16/2020
Lenéa Sims is the founder of @innerplay__outerwork. We’ve known each other for years and this conversation covered so much ground and felt so nourishing to me. Whether she's teaching about self-development or systemic racism, her mission is the same: to provide a safe, communal, and fun place to learn and grow. Her work has been featured in Paper, Essence, and on stage at SXSW. We will be collaborating a lot more. As I mention in this episode, I'm a member of her antiracism practice group...

Duration:01:35:30

food, sex, & creativity with Stephanie Danler 🥬

7/9/2020
In this conversation I got to speak with one of my favorite writers, Stephanie Danler. She is the author of the international bestseller, Sweetbitter, and the creator and executive producer of the Sweetbitter series on Starz. Her work has appeared in the Sewanee Review, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, and The Paris Review Daily. I loved her latest book, Stray, a memoir that came out recently. In this episode we discuss many of the themes of the book including inheriting trauma,...

Duration:01:23:04

direct communication in business & pleasure, bias, design and more with Puno, founder of ilovecreatives 🦙

6/25/2020
This week I spoke with web designer and digital entrepreneur Puno, the founder of ilovecreatives, a platform connecting and edu-taining creatives living what she calls a "slashie life". She also co-created PeopleMap.co, an Instagram marketing tool where you can strategically find, grow, and track your community. She is a new friend and someone I super enjoyed speaking with. We discussed topics including direct communication, starting a business, learning styles, working with a partner,...

Duration:01:28:25