my Favs / Gratitudes No. 013 | April 2017 Favorites

April 2017 FavoritesIt’s been quite a while since I made a favorites / gratitude episode so I had an abundance of favorite things to share this week. Today’s episode is packed with things I’ve been into in the last couple months. If you are subscribed to my newsletter you may see some overlap. If you aren’t and want more favorites along with extras on things I’ve been exploring be sure to sign-up here.

Thank you to everyone who came to the podcast listener meet up in Philly this weekend, it was so cool meeting you guys. I for sure want to do another meet up in New York once I move and let me know what city you are listening from so we can meet up if I’m ever visiting. I loved recording this episode, it’s always fun to share things I’m loving and grateful for with my friends. Life can be (has been) so busy but recording this episode helped me to slow down enough to enjoy the people, music, movies, podcasts and  other little things in life that make it so good. It’s good to focus on the things that we’re grateful for rather than the things we wish were different or wanted to change. Hopefully these recommendations allow you to explore something new and if you have things you love share them in the Facebook Group with me, I’d love that.


I was just at the Good Fest in Philly and had an incredible time seeing so many of you and meeting new people as well.

NEXT UP — I’ll be at Wanderlust in Vermont on June 22-25 — come hang with us!

That’s So Retrograde
The Rookie Podcast
Another Round
The Daily from New York Times

-Crosswords — we use the NY Times crossword puzzle app

Ashley C. Ford — LOVED her article called Seeing My Body with Fresh Eyes

All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists by Terry Gross

-90’s  Lilith Faire style — Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Meredith Brooks, Alanis Morissette
-My 90s Playlists: here’s one & here’s another.
Theme song for the show Big Little Lies Cold Little Heart – Michael Kiwanuka

Manchester By The Sea
Get Out
Away We Go
Big Little Lies on HBO
Crashing on HBO
-the final season of Girls
-Season 2 of Love & Master of None

-Yogurt Bowls using So Delicious soy yogurt, Kite Hill almond yogurt, Forager Cashewgurt with cinnamon and sea salt topped granola, coconut flakes, seeds, nuts, crumbled muffins or bars, berries, kiwi, Lily’s chocolate chips (stevia sweetened)

Siete Tortilla Chips — made with cassava flour, coconut flour, avocado oil and chia seeds etc… — I love all the flavors…a bunch…

Cha Cha Matcha
-Milkadamia Macadamia Nut Milk
Prince of Peace Detox Tea
Green Mountain Gringo Salsa

-Monq personal defuser — use code KATIE222 for a discount
Underwear I got from Urban Outfitters and this summer dress
Care/Of vitamins — use code KATIE for 50% off first order
CW Hemp oil tinctures — use code LETITOUT 10% off all orders
Aaptiv workouts on the go! GET A FREE 30 DAY TRIAL with “LETITOUT

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16 Things I Tried in 2016

Today I have a special end of the year podcast episode. I recorded this episode last night on a whim as I was reflecting on all the things that have happened in the past year.  In many ways this episode is me ‘letting it out’ and sharing with you in audio format a final journal entry for the year. Below you will find a quick list of the 16 things I tried over the past year. I elaborate on each one more in the podcast so be sure to listen to the episode as well. And if you feel up to it, as a bonus exercise, grab a journal and take a few minutes to reflect and let out some of the things you tried this year too.

16 Things I tried in 2016 and suggest trying…

  1. Travel alone. Go on trips by yourself. Visit friends.
  2. Meditate. Learn and actually work it into your routine.
  3. Switch up your hair. Trust your hairstylist.
  4. Say Yes. Do things that you might on want to leave the house for. (dates, classes, meet ups,)
  5. Say no. Be protective of your time.
  6. Put happiness above health and don’t feel guilty about that. (spoiler alert: that actually is the healthier thing for you.)
  7. Make new friends and reconnect with the old friends.
  8. Walk. Walk. And walk some more…
  9. Make up games. Say jokes and puns when you think them. Be silly.
  10. Go to the movies, watch movies, and talk about movies.
  11. Cook healthy food and share it with people.
  12. Have sleepovers with everyone.
  13. Exercise in ways you actually like.  The best exercise for you is the one that is convenient for you.
  14. Listen to a lot of podcasts. They’re my favorite way to learn and feel less alone.
  15. Listen to a lot of music It will give your life a soundtrack.
  16. My ‘Go-To Cocktail’ for feeling good –>Read or listen to You Are A Badass & watch “HappyThankYouMorePlease”



Remember — “Stagnation is the only thing we should fear.” 

Wishing everyone a happy 2017!

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Katie WONDERS No. 012 | October/November Favorites + Your Questions Answered!


 This episode is special because it is a combo of my favorite things right now + answers to your questions + quotes and wisdom I took away from my recent retreat in Hawaii. It’s a jam packed episode. The links and notes for everything I mentioned in this episode are below. I hope you enjoy it. Also, if you aren’t already be sure to join the Facebook Group for extended conversation on this episode and whatever else you have on your mind.





You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes
Making Oprah
Putting Happy Back Into the Holidays (bonus episode between #25 & #26)
Lena Dunham’s podcast Women of the hour new season

Valerie Chaney

Krishna Das
Sway by Anna of the North
Downtown by Downtown, Majical Cloudz
Misty Boyce 

Faces and Sounds – Pete’s comedy show
Career Suicide — Chris Gethard’s new comedy
Easy on Netflix (show)
Moonlight (movie)

Experiments in Truth by Ram Dass on Audible
Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
If the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
-I love listening to my books via Audible. You can also grab your first book with them for free.

SeaClear (seriously my favorite thing)
-Friendsgiving — highly recommend doing this anytime of the year!

Ram Dass Retreat in Maui
Loving Kindness Meditation
Check out my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
-Come hang with us in the Facebook Group


“You can’t think yourself out of a thought prison.” — Jack Kornfield

“You have to remember to keep remembering, the moment we realize we’re on automatic is the moment of wakefulness.” — Jack Kornfield

“The most important part of your practice, is the moment you decide to do it.” — Sharon Salzberg

“Let go, gently, to whatever takes you away, and then lovingly return.” — Sharon Salzberg

“Never go where love isn’t.” — Sharon Salzberg

“The healing is in the return, remembering without guilt.” — Sharon Salzberg

My hair in Hawaii –>


Theme song::
I Wonder by Kanye West

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Katie WONDERS No. 011 | August/September Gratitudes ft. Liberated Movement, Striiike Salon’s Feathered Brows, A Giveaway for my Fav Candy, Pancakes + more!


Welcome to episode 11 of my podcast mini series Katie WONDERS. In these episodes I share all the things I’ve been exploring and loving over the past month or two. You can read more about the concept in this post where I explained it.

The links and notes for everything I mentioned in this episode are below. If you have any questions, things you want to share with me or just want to say hi the best way to do that is to join the extended conversation in the Facebook Group.  Enjoy!


-Pilates with my best friend Amanda + her new online course Liberated Movement. Registration opens today and early bird prices ends on October 7th.

Best of Friends with hosts Erin Mallory Long, and Jamie Woodham

Don’t think Twice (movie)
Other People (movie)
James White (movie)
Stranger Things (awesome show on Netflix I’ve mentioned a ton over the past couple months… it’s so good)


Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
Experiments in Truth by Ram Dass  (I can’t wait to go to Ram Dass’s retreat in Hawaii this December. Anyone else going?)
-I love listening to my books via Audible. You can also grab your first book with them for free.

-I’m super into the the brow tips from Striiike Salon in LA. Check out their feather brow method. They even have a Spotify playlist I’ve been listening to.
Here’s a R29 interview with them, they are way cool.

Before the World Was Big by Girlpool
Up & Up Remix by Coldplay + Freedo

-Tacos specifically here.
-My best friend Amanda’s pancakes –FYI her course includes a COOKBOOK! Registration opens today and early bird prices ends on October 7th.
Dr. Johns candies (Want to win some? I’m doing a giveaway! Find out more in the Facebook Group.) 

Josh Radnor

-I’m changing up the way I send emails! No more ‘new episode out’ emails on Wednesdays. Instead I’ll only be sending out emails with fun things I’m into so be sure to subscribe to get some fun in your inbox.
-Also make sure you are subscribed to the pod on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play or whatever you use to listen to podcasts to make sure you don’t miss new episodes!
– And be sure to let me know what your favorites are in the listener Facebook group! I’m always excited to explore and discover new things so share with me what you are loving and/or not liking so much these days.

Theme song::
I Wonder by Kanye West

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