Author and wellness advocate, Jessica Murnane, asks the tough questions that you're already thinking in this weekly podcast. Each week she brings conversations with some of the biggest names in in food, wellness, business, and design. Hear revealing stories of successes & setbacks, sweet motivational secrets, and a whole lot of actionable advice.
In this episode, Robyn and I discuss why our brains recognize threats before recognizing good, making small mindset shifts for big change, why personality and psychology are not interchangeable, and how gratitude can interrupt anxiety.
Episode 159: Quieting Anxiety + Reframing The U...
In this episode, Meera and I discuss why we can't always fear the unknown, how she approaches anxiety, the unpaid labor of free content, promoting your work with transparency, and how she's pivoted her business during the last six months.
Episode 158: Orgasms + Libido + Expanding The D...
In this episode, Dr. UC and I discuss pelvic floor therapy, sexual communication, orgasms (having them/not having them/faking them), painful sex, libido, and why penetration is not the gold standard of sex.
Episode 157: Before + After Getting A Book Deal...
Courtney Maum and I discuss finding an agent, writing a proposal, dealing with impostor syndrome, becoming a better writer, and (not) reading reviews.
Special Episode: Why We're Over It + How To Amp...
This week we're doing something a little different. I'm sharing part of an episode from Food Heaven (The Podcast) with Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez.
Episode 156: Diabetes 101 (Type 1, 1.5, 2, and ...
Robby and I discuss the different types of diabetes (there might be more than you think), why fruit isn't the enemy, insulin resistance, and Robby’s number one suggestion for what you can do today to make change if you have diabetes.
Episode 155: F*cking Up + Changing The Way We C...
Laura and I discuss equity in food blogging/influencer content, her missteps in the past and how she's fixing them, crediting ingredients, how she's rethinking and changing the way she creates content and works with brands, and how context, intention, and clear communication is everything.
Giselle and I discuss growing up as an Iraqi American, how things have to fall apart to come back together, hiding and keeping our struggles secret, and using your community to feel less alone.
REVISIT: Why Context Matters + Making Space For...
In this episode, Kholi and I discuss how much context and language matters, her personal struggles with identity and race, how we can do diversity and inclusion better, and making space for everyone (not just for optics, but truly making space and opportunities for everyone).
Episode 153: Living A Multi-Hyphen Life + Your ...
This week I'm talking to Emma Gannon. Emma is a Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker, novelist, and the host of the Ctrl Alt Delete podcast. Emma and I discuss living a multi-hyphen life (having multiple careers and passions), self-sabotage, reprioritizing your time, chasing someone else's success, indulgent pajamas, and more.
Episode 152: Being Present, Not Perfect With Da...
Daphne and I discuss quieting the wellness noise, finding consistency and routine, acknowledging your limitations, leveling up your health (on your own terms), and the power of "yet."
Episode 151: Gut Dysbiosis + To Gluten Or Not T...
It's the season premiere, and we're back for a second round with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (Dr. B) to talk about his new book, Fiber Fueled: The Plant-based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Health, Optimizing Your Microbiome. Dr. B and I discuss why gluten has gotten a bad rap, how to have a healthier relationship with food after elimination diets, his take on the low-FODMAP diet and SIBO, the importance of plant-diversity in our diets, what a good poop looks like, and building a healthier gut with food.
Special Episode: Processing Grief During These ...
In this episode, Claire and I discuss processing grief during this time, how not to judge or feel guilt about our grief, supporting others (and ourselves) when we cannot be with loved ones, grieving in front of our children, moving grief through our body, and how none of us will be perfect at any of this (and that's ok).
Season Finale! Episode 150: Trauma Recovery + T...
In this episode, Elizabeth Stanely and I discuss trauma recovery, the damaging effects of always pushing through, the epigenetics of stress, how stress responses can be contagious, respo, why breath-focused meditation is not always right for unprocessed trauma and stress, memory capsules, and being a trauma magnet.
Episode 149: EMF Protection and Exposure + Elec...
August Brice and I discuss her electromagnetic sensitivity, cell phone radiation exposure, if our phones are really listening to us (and what to do about it), tech neck/face, and tips to lessening our EMF exposure and having more online privacy.
Episode 148: Why Movement Matters With Kelly Mc...
Kelly and I discuss how movement can change the stories we tell about ourselves, the joy gap, the importance of movement for our mental health, how listening to music can change what we think we’re capable of, struggling to find a movement routine (and what to do about it), and how movement has changed Kelly's life.
Episode 147: Breast Implant Illness with Jacque...
In this episode, Jacqueline and I discuss plastic surgery in the wellness space, breast implant illness, her decision to remove her breast implants, how she feels in her new body, and her new work helping people heal adult acne naturally.
Episode 146: The Art Of Self-Definition + How T...
Holley and I discuss how she was able to thrive and succeed during/after a chaotic childhood, the driving force of her career (it's not fame or money), how to choose love, the difference between passion and purpose, how your job does not define who you are, the art of self-definition, and the one question she never wants you to ask again.
Episode 145: PMS And PMDD + The Importance of M...
Kirsten and I discuss how every piece of the menstrual cycle tells us something about our bodies, why it's important to talk about PMS and PMDD right now (15% of people with PMDD will have one suicide attempt in their lifetime), how to better communicate with our partners, family, and friends about the symptoms we face each month during our periods (and how they can support us), and why mindset and surrendering play such an important role in our health.
Episode 144: Creating Rituals And Tradition wit...
Sasha and I discuss the difference between being atheist/agnostic/secular, why she believes there is third option beyond "believing" and "not believing, " embracing ambiguity, creating rituals and tradition without religion, and honoring your family's traditions while creating your own.
Episode 143: Chronic Inflammation + The Mind/Bo...
In this episode, Will and I discuss chronic inflammation, taking inventory of your health, defining what "your best" means, why there are no neutral foods, and untangling the mind/body inflammatory connection - our lifestyle choices impact our inflammation, too!
Season Finale // Episode 142: Miscarriage + Hea...
Whitney and I discuss her struggles with pregnancy loss, understanding the process of a miscarriage, healing and being intimate after loss, living with a chronic condition (hers is endometriosis), and the excitement and hope Whitney has found in creating her family.
Episode 141: Breast Cancer Prevention With Shan...
Shaney Jo and I discuss the importance of self-checking your breasts (Shaney Jo walks us through it), how a low-toxin lifestyle plays a role in breast cancer prevention, how to educate the next generation of women about their bodies, and using your voice (in loud and quiet ways) to create change.
Episode 140: Human Design (What It Is + How To ...
In this episode, Erin Claire and I discuss what Human Design is, how it's different than astrology, how to read your Human Design chart results, building confidence around your unique abilities, gut instincts vs. sleeping on it, and how embracing patience has catapulted her career.
Episode 139: A Social Media Face-Off + Why It's...
Serena and I discuss the state of diet culture, the media we consume, why it’s ok to not love your body all the time (how you can be confident and also have insecurities), social media boundaries and its connection to anxiety, and the number one things that’s giving Serena more confidence in herself right now.
Episode 138: Gut Health 101 + The Microbiome Ex...
Dr. B and I discuss the ins and outs of the microbiome, why more gut issues are on the rise, his take on the no-lectins craze, how eliminating entire foods groups can be damaging to the gut, the importance of plant-diversity in our diets, and his number one building block for a healthier gut.
Episode 137: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Manif...
Emily and I discuss how mindfulness and meditation are different, using meditation as a performance tool, how to clear your backlog of stress, why mediation might not have “worked” for you in the past (and how to make it work for you now), and the single most important thing you can do for your brain health.
Episode 136: ALS + Navigating Grief + Ignoring ...
Kate and I discuss her father's ALS diagnosis, the feeling of performing grief, being present for someone else's pain, her choice to leave ESPN, ignoring outside validation, and being/not being Type A.
Episode 135: Zero Waste 101 With Kathryn Kellogg
Kathryn and I discuss what the zero waste movement is all about, her three biggest tips to reduce your waste (and the two biggest myths), how going zero waste can actually simplify your life, celebrating your wins to lessen eco-anxiety, and the number one way you can reduce waste starting today.
Episode 134: How To Breathe (Breathwork 101) wi...
In this episode, Ashley and I talk about her recovery from addiction, how learning about yoga/meditation in rehab lead her to breathwork, what breathwork is (and how it differs from meditation), how breathing can help us hit pause and self-regulate our emotions, and how you can begin to practice (right now).
Episode 133: Making Space for Difference + Why ...
In this episode, Kholi and I discuss how much context and language matters, her personal struggles with identity and race, how we can do diversity and inclusion better, and making space for everyone (not just for optics, but truly making space and opportunities for everyone).
Episode 132: Digital Minimalism + The Power Of ...
Cal Newport and I discuss digital minimalism, the importance of solitude, the psychological and addictive effects of social media, creating leisure time sans screens, and why he never wants you to click that "like" button again.
Episode 131: 100% Natural vs. 100% Safe + Chang...
Hillary Peterson and I discuss how her thyroid cancer diagnosis changed her career path, creating products that are 100% safe vs. 100% natural, her mission to change the skincare industry, playing big (including her decision to take an investment from Unilever), and why perfectionism is the booby prize in life.
Dr. Ashton and I discuss the stigma that suicide survivors face (and how we can shift this), the healing power of community after loss, the importance of teaching our children about mental health and illness, distress tolerance, and how best to support suicide survivors.
Episode 129: Feeling Worthy Of Change + Not Jud...
Danielle Duboise and I discuss finding her voice, her struggles with body image, feeling worthy of change, why good food shouldn't be a luxury, and her top three favorite foods to incorporate each day.
Episode 128: Being Single (And Happy) + Deletin...
Shani Silver and I discuss her decade of being single, the power in deleting your dating apps, the four things to stop saying to your single friends (and what to say), and the power of creating community/making new friends as a single woman.
Episode 127: Motherhood, Marriage, And The Mode...
In this episode, Dr. Millwood and I discuss the power of being unattached to expectations, gender inequalities in parenting, how children impact the stability of marriage, attachment bonds, the gray area of depression/postpartum depression, and the importance of face-to-face interactions with women.
Episode 126: Energy Medicine (The Science, Myst...
In this episode, Jill and I discuss the science and mystery behind Chinese Medicine, why she embraces the skeptics, the silent connection we all have with one another, the concept of "what we resist persists", and her biggest lesson in letting go.
Episode 125: Perimenopause 101 With Dr. Jolene ...
Dr. Brighten and I talk about perimenopause (what it is and what it isn't), how to prepare our bodies as they transition, recognizing our super powers, tapping into our cycles to be more present + productive, and finding lessons in difficult times.
Episode 124: Deciding What To Share + Being Exa...
In this episode, Amber and I discuss making friends as an adult, the importance of having a solid foundation as a growing brand, deciding what to share online (and off), working for free, and being exactly who you are.
Season Finale! Episode 123: The Pill + Post-Bir...
In this episode, Dr. Brighten and I talk about post-birth control syndrome, the mood altering and damaging effects linked to the birth control pill, fertility, and non-hormonal birth control options.
Episode 122: Emotional Eating + Healthy At Any ...
Laura and I discuss what intuitive eating is (and what it isn't), understanding hunger cues, emotional eating, focusing on health instead of weight loss, and learning to eat intuitively with a chronic illness. Plus, she answers the OPP family questions!
Episode 121: Ayurveda 101 with Sahara Rose Ketabi
Sahara and I discuss how Ayurveda has impacted her life, doshas and elements (what are they?), and the evolution and modernization of Ayurveda. She also answers all the OPP Family questions!
Episode 120: Overcoming Overwhelm With Dr. Sama...
Dr. Samantha and I discuss the difference between stress and overwhelm, why stress-management tactics don't always work, the art of resilience, and how past trauma can affect how you handle stressful situations.
Dr. Romm and I discuss the upside of stress, knowing when to push and when to pause, the highs and lows of cortisol, trauma and its connection to stress, and setting the record straight on "adrenal fatigue".
Episode 118: Period Shame + Breaking The Curse ...
Amanda and I discuss fat neutrality, why the medical science on menstruation has been ignored (and how it's changing), overcoming period shame, and all the OPP fam period-questions (including period sex, hormone headaches, and perimenopause).
Episode 117: Questioning Your Food with Nil Zac...
Nil and I discuss questioning your food choices, animal agriculture and its connection to our biggest environmental issues, the history of food subsidies in the United States, and how we all have the opportunity to make small changes to have a big impact on our planet.
Episode 116: Forgiving The Unforgivable + Learn...
Anita and I discuss what it means to be indigenous, her personal story of forgiving the unforgivable, how listening can be a healing mechanism, and honoring and practicing indigenous wisdom/medicine without appropriating it (your biggest question for Anita).
Episode 115: Get Money (Investing, Saving, Debt...
Kristin and I discuss saving vs. investing, the emotional toll of debt (and ways to tackle it), how her upbringing shaped her view of wealth, and the importance of remembering your future self when making financial decisions.
Episode 114: Real vs. Fake Wellness Trends + Ge...
Liz Moody and I discuss how wellness trends can do more harm than good, how some brands are taking advantage of the body-positivity movement (and not in a cool way), her top picks for the best and worst wellness trends, and the power of getting healthier together.
Episode 113: Pressing Charges After Sexual Assa...
Sarah and I discuss the decision to press charges after her sexual assault, the roadblocks and waiting game she faced during the process, forgiving yourself, and working to bring more women together around this issue.
Episode 112: Finding The Silver Lining With Nat...
This week, I’m talking to Nathalie Williams. Nathalie and I discuss being diagnosed with cancer twice in one year, finding adult friends, the power of knitting, and how she always manages to see the silver lining.
Episode 111: The Grandma Principles of Health +...
We discuss getting back to the basics of health (the "grandma principles"), how the self-care movement has gone too far, and connecting through the positive (not the negative).
Episode 110: Being Enough + Escaping Feelings +...
Escaping feelings, boundaries with self-promotion, being good enough, why minimalism doesn't solve all your problems, and Tupperware parties. Plus Cait answers all the OPP fam questions!
Losing Everything + Accepting Help + The Power of Connection With Karen Walrond
Episode 108: Hypnosis 101 + Reprogramming Your...
Hypnosis 101, Taking Responsibility, Reprogramming Your Beliefs With Grace Smith
Episode 107: Applied Empathy With Michael Ventura
Talking Applied Empathy with Michael Ventura
Episode 106: Confessions + Feelings On Food Wit...
A conversation with Timothy Pakron of Mississippi Vegan
Episode 105: LGBTQIA+ Defined, Body Love, and R...
LGBTQIA+ Defined, Body Love, and Religion vs. Spirituality with Bethany C Meyers
Episode 104: Building Confidence + Letting Our ...
Candice and I talk about how confidence is contagious, the Japanese principles she uses to find a more balanced life, eating the frog, and how her struggles over the years have only fueled her to do more.
Episode 103: Brain Health + Alzheimer’s Prevent...
Dr. Lisa Mosconi Lisa and I discuss the the importance of water (in relationship to our brain health), glucose vs. sucrose, Alzheimer's prevention, the Keto diet, and how genes are not our destiny.
Episode 102: Where Are They Now? / Your Favorit...
To celebrate our 100th interview, we're bringing back some of your most favorite and most controversial guests to find out what they're up to now.
Episode 101: Anger Management With Lauren Toyota
In this episode we discuss accepting your "flaws", anger issues, maintaining and growing a thriving brand, and how she's living in the now.
Episode 100: One Size Doesn't Fit All With Rose...
One Size Doesn't Fit All With Rose-Marie Swift Of RMS Beauty
Episode 99: Money Issues With Kathleen Shannon ...
Money Issues With Kathleen Shannon of Being Boss
Episode 98: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse with ...
In this episode we're talking about weight loss. A tricky and often shame-filled topic in the wellness world, but it was time we discussed it here. Make sure to listen to the intro and make sure this show is right for you.
Episode 96: Finding Your Worth + Creating Succe...
Sheri Salata discusses finding success at any age and finally putting herself first.
Episode 95: Are You An Empath? + Strategies For...
This week is the season finale and WOW do we have a huge finale guest! We’re talking to psychiatrist, empath, and best-selling author, Dr. Judith Orloff. No really. Do you understand how fortunate we are to get to learn from this incredible woman?
This week, I’m talking to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) expert and author, Amy Medling. We discuss how she transformed her health after being diagnosed with PCOS, her biggest tools to managing the syndrome,
Episode 93: Sober Curious + The Shades Of Grey ...
This week, Ruby Warrington is back! We’re exploring the idea of sober curiosity, the shades of grey of alcohol addiction, how Ruby became more spiritual when she ditched the spirits, and her biggest advice to living a sober-curious lifestyle.
Episode 92: Aging Parents + Elder Care + Having...
This week I’m talking to the founder of Working Daughter, Liz O’Donnell. Working Daughter is a community for women balancing caregiving and career. Liz and I discuss her journey to becoming a voice and advocate for working daughters,
Episode 91: Living With Cancer + Unexpected Pat...
This week, I’m talking to Sonja Overhiser, founder of A Couple Cooks and author of the soon-to-be-released cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking. Sonja and I discuss living with cancer, the grieving process of a miscarriage, her wild ride to motherhood,
Episode 90: How To Crush Negative Self-Talk + T...
This week I’m talking with Lauren Handel Zander. She’s an author, coach, and co-founder of The Handel Group. We discuss how to turn shitty situations into sacred ones, crushing negative self-talk (the inner dialogue that doesn’t serve us),
Episode 89: Empathy + How To Have Conversations...
This week I’m talking to journalist and author, Celeste Headlee. We discuss why we’re doing empathy wrong and how to do it better, how to navigate those tricky conversations, and why we all need to just put our phones away (with the science to back it ...
Episode 88: Crystals 101 (Even For The Skeptics...
This week I’m talking to Heather Askinosie, co-founder of Energy Muse and author of Crystal Muse. This episode is truly Crystals 101. Heather answers all your questions (even the skeptical ones) related to crystals, energy,
Episode 87: Medical Marijuana (CBD, Edibles, an...
This week I’m talking to medical marijuana expert, Maya Elisabeth. Maya has been “treating cannabis as a superfood since 2008” with her brands, Om Edibles and Whoopi and Maya. In this episode, she answers every cannabis-related question you’ve ever had...
Episode 86: Leaving Your Mark + Redefining “Ent...
This week I’m talking to kombucha queen, Daina Trout. Daina and I discuss her path to launching her brand Health-Ade, why starting small can be a good thing, inspiring vs. helping, and leaving your mark + doing something that matters.
Episode 85: Reproductive Health For All With Er...
Erica Chidi Cohen is a doula, the co-founder of Loom, and author of the new book, Nurture: A Modern Guide To Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood – and Trusting Yourself and Your Body. Erica and I discuss mental illness + pregnancy,
Episode 84: Not Having Children By Chance Or By...
Jody Day (the founder of The Gateway Foundation) and I discuss her journey to being childless, the ideology of pronatalism, how the festishism of motherhood serves no woman, and 50 reasons why a woman may not be a mother (they aren’t what you might exp...
Episode 83: Going After What You Want With Lail...
This week I’m talking to wellness and fitness expert, boxing champion, author, TV host, and a million other awesome things, Laila Ali. We discuss how she’s gotten more no’s than yes’s in her career, women of color in the wellness world,
Episode 82: Finding Love In Unexpected Places +...
This week I’m talking to author, yogi, and podcast host, Kathryn Budig. We discuss her finding love in unexpected places, living through hardships and happiness publicly, her beef with the yoga community, and what’s next for her.
Episode 81: Change Your Plate and Transform You...
This week I’m talking to author, podcast host, chef, meditation guide, and singer (she does a lot of things), Julie Piatt. We discuss her new book(s), the impact of plant-based eating for our bodies and our planet, creating a judgement-free home,
Episode 80: Eating Without Limitations And Labe...
This week I’m talking to author and blogger, Lily Diamond. We discuss her complicated relationship with “healthy food”, how her mother’s death impacted her belief system, eating without limitations, and good ol’ s-e-x.
Episode 79: Simplifying Your Life + Ditching Th...
This week I’m talking to writer and podcaster, Brooke McAlary. We discuss her struggle with postpartum depression, how it triggered her to live a more simple life, her #1 tip on slowing down, and how we all need to ditch the work-life balance myth (and...
This week I’m talking to author and chef, Phoebe Lapine. We discuss the relationship between stress and disease, Hashimoto’s, working through false narratives, and figuring out what works best for your own body.
Episode 77: The Hidden Dangers In “Healthy” Foo...
This week I’m talking to heart surgeon and author, Dr. Steven Gundry. We discuss the hidden dangers in “healthy” food, his research on lectins and their damaging effects on our bodies, and why you just need to eat before you go to a party. Here’s Dr.
Episode 76: Having The Confidence To Dream Big ...
This week I’m talking to the founder of SW Basics and author, Adina Grigore. I believe this is her twentieth time on the pod (it’s only her third) and this might be my favorite conversation we’ve had. We talk her #1 tip when starting a business,
Episode 75: Every Body Is A Yoga Body With Laur...
This week I’m talking to journalist and author of Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories & The Power Of Transformation, Lauren Lipton. We talk Lauren’s definition of yoga, how there is no “real” yoga body, and why we will never do a yoga class together...
Episode 74: Doing Your Dharma + Questioning The...
This week I’m talking to journalist, founder of The Numinous, and author of Material Girl, Mystical World, Ruby Warrington. We chat about astrology, doing your dharma, not having kids, and how she found her higher-self.
Episode 73: Literally Growing Your Business Wit...
This week I’m talking to farmer and author of Dishing Up The Dirt, Andrea Bemis. We talk what it’s really like running a successful farm and how it’s way different than gardening. Here’s Andrea: Listen and subscribe in iTunes Listen and subscribe in ...
Episode 72: Three Things You’re Not Supposed To...
This week, I’m talking to style expert, podcast host, and founder of Season, Jessie Artigue. We talk religion, politics, and money (specifically starting a new clothing line). Here’s Jessie: Listen and subscribe in iTunes Listen and subscribe in Stit...
Episode 71: Shame, Healing, + The Secret Life o...
This week, I’m talking to licensed psychotherapist, mental health consultant, and author, Minaa B, about shame, healing, and the secret world of living with depression. Here’s Minaa B: Listen and subscribe in iTunes Listen and subscribe in Stitcher ...
UPDATE: THE COOKBOOK DEAL PODCAST Has Its Very ...
Hey! Hope you’ve been loving The Cookbook Deal podcast so far. Starting with this week’s episode, it will have its own feed and website. You’ll be able to listen to the rest of the series there! When you go over to subscribe,
THE COOKBOOK DEAL | Episode 01: Getting The Deal
In the last episode, we covered the basics of getting an agent and writing a proposal. If you haven’t heard it, go back. This week, I’m in New York. meeting with publishers. Trying to make the deal happen. This is also the episode that you’ll begin to ...
THE COOKBOOK DEAL | Episode 00: The Agent + Pr...
Welcome to The Cookbook Deal, Also The Weirdest Year Of My Life, a podcast series brought to you by One Part Podcast. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking you through the entire year I spent making my cookbook, One Part Plant.
Introducing THE COOKBOOK DEAL Podcast
In this new podcast series, I’ll be taking you through the roller coaster year I spent pitching and making my cookbook, One Part Plant. With interviews and recordings that span the entire process, I documented the ins and out of how she got the deal a...
Episode 70: Asking For Money, Standing Your Gro...
This is the last episode of the season. I’m taking a mini-break, which actually isn’t a break, because I’m going to be working on the new podcast series during that time. So it’s more of a you-won’t-hear-from-me-for-a-few-weeks break.
Episode 69: Aligning With The Real YOU + Using ...
Today’s guest is Amanda Chantal Bacon of Moon Juice. I’ll have to say that this is one of my favorite interviews of the season – because of a big piece of advice that Amanda gave. I almost cancelled therapy for the week because of it.
The Things That Freaked My Week Micro Podcast W...
This month on Freak Your Week we’re doing something a little different. Listen in to hear guest Jolene Hart (author of the Eat Pretty series) and see what I’m talking about. Here’s Jolene: Listen and subscribe in iTunes Listen and subscribe in Stitch...