MONTHLY MEANDERINGS. WHAT I’M READING // HEARING // AND WATCHING

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welcome back.

I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings for a real long time. It’s a way for me to be your internet tour guide show you all the things I’ve read / heard / watched recently. Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram or maybe explore the archive of my podcast or read my book.

 

 

 

// to read

-I always ask people about their morning routines because I think it’s nosey, fascinating, and inspiring. This website takes that question to the next level. I could get lost on here forever.

-I’ve probably shared this before but I don’t care, love this. 

-This study was impactful for me healing my eating disorder. It’s crazy the stuff we do to our bodies under the veil of dieting that is worse/ more restrictive than what the men in this medical study had to do. Past podcast guest Kelsey does such a great job summarizing the findings of the study which perhaps the most important study on the mental, physical, and social effects of food restriction.

-Another really important article where past podcast Guest Kelsey Miller interviews fellow past guest on my podcast Melissa A. Fabello. They talk about thin privilege and it is a must read.

-I really love that Elle Fanning likes REALgirl Empowerment Programs as much as I do. 

-How awkward are you? this quiz will tell you…

Bodies are not resumes. 

-For local people how cool is this Flower Week my friend Lisa is doing, let’s all go.

-Totally into this trend. I want to host these here. Will you come?

-One of my favorite people and thrilled to say soon-to-be podcast guest (it’s already recorded just waiting to release what I have already recorded in order), Josh Radnor now has a stellar newsletter which he’s calling his ‘Museletter’ and whenever it pops into my inbox (monthlish) it’s a good day. Get on it here. 

to listen //

-I was on Shawn and Jade’s podcast The Model Health Show last week, listen here. 

-I was also on my friend Meg’s show The Nourished Podcast, listen to that one here.

-My episode of the Wilder Podcast… for sure one of the best conversations I’ve had in a while. so fun.

-This wasn’t me on this episode but I especially loved the most recent episode of Jess Murnane’s One Part Podcast this week.

-Especially loved this week’s episode of Alexi’s podcast with Aya Cash too.

-My favorite human Tavi was on Anna Faris’s podcast this week.  aka highlight of my week.

-Are you listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast? Just making sure because it’s amazing and you should be.

-This week actor and director John Krasinski was on Fresh Air and it was one of my other favorite things I listened to this week. He seems like such a smart, humble, kind man. I look forward to seeing his new movie he was promoting too, looks fantastic.

-Not a podcast…the three seconds of my day where I’m not listening or recording podcasts I’m listening to music. Here’s the fall playlist I’m starting, not sure how great it is today but it will evolve if you want to follow.

// to watch

-I’m loving this series on British Vogue by Camille Rowe about wellness and health so much.

-My Columbus vlog if you haven’t already seen it. & Traverse City too.

-Okay wow I so love Laura Miller and her new series, ‘Talking in Circles’ is the coolest thing I’ve seen on the internet in …maybe ever.

-Sharing this funny video because I loved this movie and because if you watch until the end you’ll see the other reason…

-Writing a song in 20 minutes can be done.

-Did you love Curious George as much as I did as a kid? Of course you did. Support this cool doc about the creation of it.

-Three movies I loved and highly recommend this summer: Captain Fantastic, Tallulah, and Don’t Think Twice (Tallulah is streaming on Netflix, the other two are in theaters now)

 

 

NEW WEEK. NEW MONTH. NEW MEANDERINGS.

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New week. New month. New meanderings post + my latest vlog (my friend Jess & I hate that word, what could we call them…) episode. I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings monthly for-basically-ever. It’s a way for my to share links to things I’ve found around the internet enjoy exploring the below with me as your internet tour guide. Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram or maybe explore the archive of my podcast or read my book.

UPCOMING.

-Toronto this weekend LIVE podcast recording with my friends Nikky & Davida. Get your tickets here.

-My friend Holly & I are doing a fun event in Detroit the following weekend. RSVP here. 

EATING. 

-Craving PB & J now after seeing these.

-These muffins look real good.

READING. 

-How pretty is this wedding?

Do you say like and um? 

Pools I wish were mine, no never mind that seems like a lot of work. Scratch that, what I mean is pools I’d like to hang out by sometimes.

-Amazing points in this article by Jennifer Anniston. It’s a must read. So many great body positive points.

-If you’re a Rent-Head you’ll love this oral history, if you’re not you’ll become one when you read it or be really bored and stop. + this for deep Rent heads…if you haven’t already watched this.

-Be your own soulmate comic. 

Which Iconic Chair Are You?

LISTENING.

-Loved Dallas Clayton on Alexi’s podcast this week. 

-Super happy Jess Murnane’s podcast is back! & loved this week’s episode. 

-I was on my friend Andrea Owen’s podcast this week. 

-I had Dr. Linda Bacon on my podcast two weeks ago and I think it is really important one to listen to.

-& last week I had comedian Beth Stelling on & I loved our conversation. & one more of mine I want to call out, Galia Barkol’s episode was my fav of the new season so far.

WEARING.

-I can’t stop wearing this dress…I have it in both colors.
-Might buy this one next. Thoughts?

Newest coolest clothing brand out there. 

WATCHING.

Important topic and she is so articulate speaking out her experience with it.

Movies I’ve seen recently or want to see soon::
Captain Fantastic.
Don’t Think Twice
The Fundamentals of Caring  (watched this on Netflix the other night, really enjoyed it.)
James White 

 

 

4TH OF JULY MEANDERINGS

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oh FYI…  I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio next weekend for two events with my friend Simi. First my book signing at the Book Loft which you can RSVP for here and the next day I’m on a panel of Boss Babes  which you can sign up for here if it’s not sold out. then the following weekend I’ll be in Chicago for my book launch there on July 16 from 1-3pm details and location to come. Hope to see you there.

Now for the links… 

Flower infused lipsticks? cool. 

Song to meander the internet to.

This is goofy, aka a decent time-waster.

What a cool guy, he will be missed.

-Last 4 minutes of this Moby video are wise.

These are fun. 

-Aziz’s New York Times Op-ed, Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family.

-Cool wedding at my friend’s flower house!

Goth T.Swift is gone, rejoice. This article made me laugh.

This also made me really laugh. #Funny

Oprah & Michelle. #power

-The number one state is the one I live in. omg. #proud

-Best speech ever, hear smart people discuss it. 

Public Hair trends.

-I really enjoyed Ann Friedman talking about Freelancing here.

-I want this to be my wedding dress. I’m not engaged. But I want to be to wear this.

Loved this and love her. 

-Good summer book I’m excited to start reading.

-Yum everything on this I want to eat or drink. …. I actually ate this one with I was in LA at Squirl.

-I want to be a bestiepreneur.  Do you? call me…

-Catie’s podcast Employee of the Month is rad, so naturally I loved this interview with her in the hot seat.

-Where to buy the best bread.  & a trick to make better sandwiches with said bread.

3 things I liked from Rookie Mag this week…

blaming emotions on astrology.

-Summer make-up tutorial.

How to take yourself to dinner. 

Last but not least I few places I was around the internet… 

-I was did a post on friend of the podcast Natalie MacNeil’s blog!

-I was on the Recovery Warriors Podcast this month, here’s the link to that. 

-I was also on Terri Cole’s Hello Freedom podcast this week. Being in the guest seat is pretty fun.

 

EARLY SUMMER FRESH MEANDERINGS

13413163_908998672539217_1980594856393416726_nIt’s been way too long since I’ve done a Monthly Meanderings post. A long tradition in WW-Land meanderings are links to the things that have inspired me around the web this past month (plus a bit). Until next time keep in touch on Facebook & Instagram . The new season of the podcast starts up THIS WEEK so tons of new pod episodes coming but until then explore the archive or my book. Have you checked it out yet? Let me know what you think–here’s the link to my book + all the cool bonuses you can get when you order! & most importantly all the dates for my BOOK TOUR.

Places I’ll be… 13427831_910410179064733_8178824810734747341_n

-June 22- this Wednesday in my hometown East Lansing, MI
-July 10- Columbus, Ohio
-July 16- Chicago
-August 6- Toronto
-Full list of tour dates here. 

Very random links for you to meander … 

-I’ve shared this talk about Fame before from one of my fav people on the planet, Josh Radnor but I’m sharing it again because a) it’s so good and b) I interviewed him for the podcast this weekend! Get excited for his interview coming soon to headphones near you.

-I loved this episode of my friend Jess Murnane’s podcast  with Laura Miller the author of the cool new cookbook Raw Vegan Not Gross.

-Speaking of Jess, she’s killing it with the content lately and all her episodes have been especially awesome. I also really loved her recent article on motherhood in The Coveteur.

-Enjoyed this Father’s Day episode of Dear Sugar.

-I thought every summer I could go away and become a new person. This Rookie Mag comic is great. 

-My friend Rae just put all her amazing art on Etsy. She makes the best candles I’ve ever smelled in my life which are all natural + beautiful wall hangings.

-Well said & heartfelt from Tyler Oakley. 

Book I’m excited about right now.

13417399_909380669167684_705523689694149724_n-This Q round table on Queen Bey + the Fresh Air episode about Lemonade since I just saw BEY this week….Yes she was amazing live.  DUH!

Refinery 29’s Lucie Fink does 5 days of journaling. 

-All the amazing breakfast bowls you could ever need or want, both sweet and savory.

Dinner party tips. 

-Excited about this movie, want to all watch it together?

-Okay you’re welcome, this just might have changed your life! or at least your toast!

-The 9 types of people you’ll find in airports, which are you?

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Love him. 

-My friend un-quit sugar and this is what happened. 

-An awesome local magazine published this really in-depth interview with me. Read it here.

-Speaking of me, I was quoted in this important article.

-Still on me…my NYC first ever vlog in case you missed it!

-Made this list of women hosted podcasts along with some of my own podcast heroines.

-My blog post on my review of Gabby Bernstein’s SJMC Digital.

-The only all natural cover-up I use. I don’t even use foundation I just use a bunch of this stuff & I love it. I’ve used it for years. I also love that I happen to use shade 22 which matches my skin color perfectly year round because 22 is my lucky number.

-I’m going to Hawaii in November who wants to join me? 

-How pretty is this apartment?

-MUSIC:: I’m really loving the new James Blake album. It’s nice to work to. What are you listening to other than Beyoncé and Drake right now?

 

My HONEST Review of Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass

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Can you spot me in that crowd? I’m there in the front row, seat 111. Seriously. I will never forget that moment of Gabby coming out onto the stage and locking in at me as she begins telling the story of how she began in vivid detail I’d never heard before. More than any other time in my life I felt so certain I was meant to be somewhere…in that room, in that seat, surrounded by those people, at that time. It was epic and changed my life and the course of my career.

I had been asking my mentor Gabby to teach me how to do what she does in my own way for years. I heard she once asked Marianne Williamson how she could share spirituality 924580_1470695189864313_658335621_nwith her generation, so I asked Gabby that same question on her radio show when I was 21 years old and soon realized I wasn’t the only one asking her that (luckily because WE’RE ALL NEEDED!). Her answer for me & everyone of what to do if you have a message to share and an urge to teach?
Spirit Junkie Masterclass. 

I went to her very first three day weekend extravaganza filled with guest speakers (yep that’s crazy sexy Kris Carr), networking, speaking training, business training, extensive live q & a, workbooks, and all the support a girl could ask for with a side of dancing & fun was an experience I will never forget.

I’m not only grateful for the experience but I’m honestly kind of in awe of it. Hearing Gabby be so real with us, trusting us to open up about the inner workings of how she runs her spiritual business was really amazing. She opened up completely, answered every question, regardless of how personal or deep. She brought her best fri10666040_695282437228036_796817099_nends, coaches, and colleagues in to teach their areas of expertise too.

Anyway, clearly I just had a big ball but to be completely honest with you the experience 3 years ago left me wanting more.  I felt like I needed more time with the material, I needed more experts talking about their business experience not only the guests she had that time. I needed more practical advice like insurance, negotiations, and contracts to really be able create the platform and career I wanted. That’s when Gabby listened to that call and created the amazing Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital version which has all the content, guest speakers, practical advice plus quality videos of everything I was there for the first time including that opening talk I was in seat 111 for plus tons of updated content.

Her mission of not creating disciples but rather teachers is such a beautiful mission and will truly change the world way more than she could alone (although she’s an epic powerhouse duh). I considered myself her biggest disciple but now I have become her biggest teacher and that’s was Spirit Junkie Masterclass allowed me to do.

Since then, I have built a coaching practice, built my podcast to more subscribers than I ever thought possible, and published my first book with Hay House which Gabby wrote the forward. I tell you this not to boast, but to inspire you with what’s possible when you listen to a call to teach and SHOW UP, digitally for SJMC and simply for yourself an10693336_646892608762990_728514224_nd your life purpose.

I highly suggest you check it out if you’ve been hearing the call to share, lead, or teach in your unique way. Your way may not be a blog, podcast, or youtube channel although it might be and I can’t wait to listen, watch, and link to it, but also it might be bringing these messages into the office or to your kindergarden classroom or to your family. Wherever you feel called to share the message just share it because

WE NEED YOU. THE MORE LIGHT YOU SHARE THE LIGHTER THE WORLD BECOMES.

I clearly had a blast and I thought I’d show you how much Gabby’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital meant to me.  I wanted to be able to return to the content again. Gabby has created this comprehensive program that teaches all of that and provides concrete resources to help you launch whatever it is you want to share with the world.

She’s offering FREE 3-part video series check them out: Video 1, Video 2,& Video 3 where she dishes out wisdom that is 100% FREE. Then if you want to check out SJMC digital I highly recommend it of course to anyone that has the slightest desire to share, lead, or teach in your own unique way.

REGISTRATION IS ONLY OPEN FOR ONE WEEK so if you even have the slightest interest I highly recommend checking it out. And if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly, I’m happy to respond to anyone who is thinking about taking the course.