AA 059: Self-Worth, Self-Love, and Middle School Bullying with Olivia Vella

This week I’m sitting down the Olivia Vella, the amazing young woman behind the monologue about self-worth and peer pressure that went viral a few weeks ago on news outlets in the U.S. You can find the video of her performing her monologue here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/teen-inspires-with-powerful-school-poem-popular-isnt-always-a-good-thing/. Olivia lives in Arizona and will be entering eighth grade in the fall, and she was kind enough to come on the podcast and let me ask her questions about her inspiration behind the monologue and what middle school is really like right now. We discuss the way young adults use social media, peer pressure and bullying that goes on in middle schools, and why there is a lack of respect amongst teens. We talk about why teens might be afraid of high school, how things are different when you get older, and more. Olivia shares how she prepared for her monologue and why she is so passionate about this subject. She opens up about her own experiences as a teen and describes the changes she noticed in other students after sharing it with them.

Don’t forget to check out my favorite way to stock up on all of my pantry staples – THRIVE MARKET! You guys know how picky I am about my ingredients and kitchen staples, which usually means having to make multiple trips to different grocery stores just to keep my favorite products stocked up. Plus, a lot of the food brands I love most have a high markup at the store. Thrive Market is the best because you can order organic, nutritious foods and nontoxic home and personal care items at discounted prices all online and get them delivered straight to your door! You can use filters like “Paleo,” “vegan,” “raw,” “gluten-free,” and more to find new products as well!

For a limited time Thrive is offering a FREE 15 oz jar of Organic Coconut Oil with your first purchase! Coconut oil is my favorite oil to cook with and has so many amazing health benefits. It’s a staple in baking and roasting. I also love to use it to moisturize my skin, to remove makeup, to oil pull, and more!

Head to thrivemarket.com/actuallyadultish to get your free jar of coconut oil with your first purchase!

 

Head to my blog to read my post all about the cooking oils you should be using, and which you should avoid: http://addictedtolovely.com/2016/07/14/the-oils-you-should-be-cooking-with/

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!

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AA 058: Weird Things Guys Do on Dates and How to Get Over Someone with Addie Martanovic

In this week’s episode, I sit down with Addie Martanovic from chickpeainthecity.org to discuss dating! We talk about dating apps, the ideal way for us to meet people, and good first date ideas. We discuss the difference between Tinder and Bumble and some of the weirdest Tinder dates Addie has been on. We also talk about the role of social media and the Internet in relationships nowadays. We talk about what it might be like to date a blogger like Addie, and the most annoying questions we get asked on dates. We also discuss what to do when you breakup with someone and how to get over him or her.

Check out Addie’s blog, chickpeainthecity.org, and follow her on Instagram (@chickpeainthecity)!

This week I am so excited to talk about my favorite way to stock up on all of my pantry staples – THRIVE MARKET! You guys know how picky I am about my ingredients and kitchen staples, which usually means having to make multiple trips to different grocery stores just to keep my favorite products stocked up. Plus, a lot of the food brands I love most have a high markup at the store. Thrive Market is the best because you can order organic, nutritious foods and nontoxic home and personal care items at discounted prices all online and get them delivered straight to your door! You can use filters like “Paleo,” “vegan,” “raw,” “gluten-free,” and more to find new products as well!

For a limited time Thrive is offering a FREE 15 oz jar of Organic Coconut Oil with your first purchase! Coconut oil is my favorite oil to cook with and has so many amazing health benefits. It’s a staple in baking and roasting. I also love to use it to moisturize my skin, to remove makeup, to oil pull, and more!

Head to thrivemarket.com/actuallyadultish to get your free jar of coconut oil with your first purchase!

 

Head to my blog to read my post all about the cooking oils you should be using, and which you should avoid: http://addictedtolovely.com/2016/07/14/the-oils-you-should-be-cooking-with/

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!

Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 057: The Bachelorette / RHONY: Blake’s Keto Diet & DeMario’s Girlfriend

WELCOME BACK to a special reality TV recap episode! I’ll be doing these solo episodes every so often to talk about my thoughts surrounding some of my favorite trashy reality television shows at the moment – The Bachelorette and The Real Housewives of New York.

Please keep in mind that I am an extremely sarcastic person and half of what I’m saying in this episode is a total joke.

This episode recaps the first three episode of this season of The Bachelorette featuring Rachel, and the first few episodes of this season of RHONY. I talk about Blake’s weird hair, the annoying Waboom guy, and how I hate pointless drama. I also talk about how I have a huge crush on Dean, am clearly over DeMario, and am confused about why Eric is suddenly causing drama.

Then I move onto RHONY where I talk about my deep personal connection with Bethenny, how my mom is exactly like Ramona, and how I am literally so tired of LuAnn’s marriage.

Would love to hear your thoughts!

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!

Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 056: Jessica Sepel on Living the Healthy Life

In this episode, I sit down with Jessica Sepel, Australia’s leading nutritionist as well as an author, blogger, and health and wellness expert. Jessica has written two incredible books, The Healthy Life and Living the Healthy Life, and has created the amazing JS Health program, an 8-week plan to quit diets forever, reach your balanced weight, and live the healthy life.

In this episode, Jessica shares her history of fad-dieting, disordered eating, and struggling with her relationship with food. She talks about how she became a nutritionist and how learning about nutrition gave her the tools she needed to ditch the diets and find a balanced lifestyle. We talk about the many different aspects of health and how people can find a balanced weight. We talk about balancing hormones, reducing cortisol, and the importance of a nourishing morning routine. We also talk about health trends we see in the media, why we think girls struggle so much with body image, how to set boundaries with social media, the difference between the health scene in Australia and America, and more. We discuss veganism, ketogenic diets, and extreme approaches to eating. We talk about dieting, overexercising, and how to find good information when it comes to health.

To learn more about Jessica, head to her blog, jessicasepel.com. You can also follow her on Instagram (@jshealth). You can find Jessica’s books, The Healthy Life and Living the Healthy Life, on Amazon. You can buy her 8-week program online at theprogram.jessicasepel.com. If you want to buy her program, use the code “JESSLA” at checkout to get 20% off! I HIGHLY recommend this program!

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!
Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 055: Creating a Minimalist Lifestyle with Amie Tollefsrud

THE PRIMAL KITCHEN GIVEAWAY IS STILL RUNNING! One lucky winner will win all of my favorite condiments from Primal Kitchen (dressings, mayo, avocado oil)! I am obsessed with this stuff and can’t live without it. It’s all paleo, super healthy, and oh-so-delicious. To enter, follow @actuallyadultish on Instagram and leave a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher. Screenshot the rating and review and send it to actuallyadultish@gmail.com or DM it to me on Instagram! If you’ve already left a rating or review, join our Facebook Group, Actually Adultish Podcast Nation, and write a post in it! Giveaway ends May 29, 2017. The winner will be emailed and announced on Instagram!

For 10% off all things Primal Kitchen, head to bit.ly/primalATL and use the code “ADDICTEDTOLOVELY” at checkout! Dressings, collagen fuel, avocado oil, collagen bars, mayo… you name it. I’m obsessed with Primal Kitchen and can’t get enough, so wanted to share the love.

This week, Amie Tollefsrud from Rebelle Nutrition (rebellenutrition.com) joins me to talk about MINIMALISM! Amie lives in a TINY HOUSE in Maui and knows all about being a minimalist. She talks about leaving everything behind to move to her tiny house and how she made the transition. We discuss her minimalist wardrobe, kitchen, cooking routine, makeup routine, skincare, workout routine, and overall lifestyle. Amie is a certified personal trainer and NTP, so we also discuss topics like adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalances, acne, overexercising, and eating disorders. She talks about taking the leap to quit her regular job and pursuing her online business full time. We talk about letting people go, personal growth, and more!

For more about Amie, head over to rebellenutrition.com and follow her on Instagram (@rebellenutrition). For a tour of her tiny hut, head to her YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/XT_H258ESfY. If you’re interested in her adrenal fatigue detox program, head here: bit.ly/adrenalfatigueATL!

Head to beautycounter.com/christinarice if you want to pick up our favorite Beautycounter products – the charcoal bar, charcoal face mask, and balancing oil are 3 of our favorites!

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!
Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 054: Disordered Eating, Losing Control, & the Truth About Fashion Photography with Danika Miller

THE PRIMAL KITCHEN GIVEAWAY IS STILL RUNNING! One lucky winner will win all of my favorite condiments from Primal Kitchen (dressings, mayo, avocado oil)! I am obsessed with this stuff and can’t live without it. It’s all paleo, super healthy, and oh-so-delicious. To enter, follow @actuallyadultish on Instagram and leave a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher. Screenshot the rating and review and send it to actuallyadultish@gmail.com or DM it to me on Instagram! If you’ve already left a rating or review, join our Facebook Group, Actually Adultish Podcast Nation, and write a post in it! Giveaway ends May 29, 2017. The winner will be emailed and announced on Instagram!

For 10% off all things Primal Kitchen, head to bit.ly/primalATL and use the code “ADDICTEDTOLOVELY” at checkout! Dressings, collagen fuel, avocado oil, collagen bars, mayo… you name it. I’m obsessed with Primal Kitchen and can’t get enough, so wanted to share the love.

This week, Danika Miller from iselinandhale.com joins me again to talk about a more serious topic – disordered eating. Danika talks about what it’s like to feel like you’ve lost control of everything in your life and don’t know what to do next. She talks about her experience at her last job in fashion photography and shares what it’s like to have to edit fashion models and morph their bodies. We talk about how editing girls’ bodies and losing her job prompted her to have some disordered thoughts around eating. We talk about losing weight, gaining weight, and why people restrict to feel like they have control. We talk about how restricting your food just harms you in the long run and comes from a place of hate towards yourself, rather than a place of love. You are beautiful just the way you are, and you deserve to show yourself love by nourishing your body – not depriving it. We also talk about passive aggressive girls, chronic exercise, and more.

Make sure you follow Danika on Instagram (@iselinandhale and @itsdanikamiller), and read her blog, iselinandhale.com!
As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!
Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 053: Addie Martanovic on Expecting the Unexpected and Dealing with Grief

GIVEAWAY THIS WEEK! One lucky winner will win all of our favorites condiments from Primal Kitchen (dressings, mayo, avocado oil)! We are obsessed with this stuff and can’t live without it. It’s all paleo, super healthy, and oh-so-delicious. To enter, follow @actuallyadultish on Instagram and leave a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher. Screenshot the rating and review and send it to actuallyadultish@gmail.com or DM it to us on Instagram! If you’ve already left a rating or review, join our Facebook Group, Actually Adultish Podcast Nation, and write a post in it! Giveaway ends May 29, 2017. The winner will be emailed and announced on Instagram!

For 10% off all things Primal Kitchen, head to bit.ly/primalATL and use the code “ADDICTEDTOLOVELY” at checkout! Dressings, collagen fuel, avocado oil, collagen bars, mayo… you name it. I’m obsessed with Primal Kitchen and can’t get enough, so wanted to share the love.

This week, Addie Martanovic from Chickpea in the City joins me to discuss overcoming grief and how you have to always expect the unexpected in life. Addie shares her story about losing her mom and aunt recently and how she never thought it would happen so early in her life, and so close together. Addie talks about how she copes with grief, maintains a positive attitude, and finds ways to keep pushing forward. We talk about how we learned that we can’t always plan ahead and how we have to roll with whatever life throws our way. We also discuss unhealthy ways to cope with grief and how you can avoid those. We explain how sometimes the worst events can actually turn into something positive, and you never know how life will turn out.

Make sure you read Addie’s blog post on expecting the unexpected, which you can find here. Make sure you follow her on Instagram (@chickpeainthecity) to catch all of her shenanigans.
As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!
Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 052: The Ketogenic Diet, Biohacking, & Meditation with Spencer Brooks

In this week’s episode I sit down with my friend Spencer Brooks to discuss BIOHACKING. Spencer is a wellness consultant, biohacker, science writer, and basically one of the smartest, most interesting people you will ever come across in your life. We spend a good portion of this episode talking about ketosis, which has been a hot topic in the wellness world recently. Spencer explains the ketogenic diet, its benefits, and how to get into it. He tells his own weight loss story about how he found keto, and he also talks about how it has improved his life overall. He explains the truth about exogenous ketones, the differences for men and women on keto, common mistakes and misconceptions about ketosis, the ins and outs of fasting, and more. He also explains the differences between keto and paleo, and the differences between keto and the bulletproof diet. Spencer talks about the power of meditation and how it has transformed his life. We talk about efficient exercise, fitness myths, HIIT training, chronic cardio, and more.

If you want to learn more about Spencer or work with him as a wellness consultant (he’s taking new clients!), email him at spencerwbrooks@aol.com or message him on Instagram (@spencerwbrooks)!

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.
If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!
Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 051: Mental Illness Doesn’t Define You ft. Kate Van Horn

In this episode, I sit down with Kate Van Horn, creator of KaleInIt.com and founder of the GOOD Fest, to discuss mental illness. Kate shares her personal story with mental illness and how she has learned to deal with it throughout her life. We discuss stigmas around mental illnesses, why it doesn’t define you, and even how you can use it to your advantage. We talk about healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with depression and anxiety, how to handle rude comments from people, what we think about medication, and more.

For tickets to the GOOD FEST in February in LA, you can use the code “ADDICTEDTOLOVELY15” for 15% off at thegoodfest.com. You can find  Kate at kaleinit.com and on Instagram (@she_be_kale_in_it)!

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!

Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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AA 050: Jackie Aanonsen McEwan from Gluten Free Follow Me

In this episode, I sit down with Jackie Aanonsen McEwan, founder of Gluten Free Follow Me! Gluten Free Follow Me is a website that features over 2,000 eateries throughout the world, highlighting the gluten-free items each menu offers. Jackie also blogs about her favorite gluten-free products and shares her own gluten-free recipes on her website! Jackie discusses what it was like to jump from a job in finance to building her own brand, the differences between California and New York, and how she manages the entrepreneurial lifestyle. We discuss stigmas that come along with blogging and the differences for men and women in the workplaces. Jackie also shares her personal story about how she found out she has Celiac, how she dealt with it, where gluten is hiding, her favorite places to eat, and more.

Be sure to check out Jackie’s website, GlutenFreeFollowMe.com! You can also find her on Instagram (@glutenfree.followme), Twitter (@GlutenFreeFM), and Snapchat (@jackieaanonsen)!

As always, if you have a question you want us to answer or topic you want us to discuss, you can submit it on our website (www.actuallyadultish.com). You can also tweet us (@actuallyadult) or email us at actuallyadultish@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/actuallyadultish) to keep up with updates! You should also definitely check out Christina’s blog, addictedtolovely.com.

If you haven’t already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and/or Stitcher to keep up with new episodes! And leave a rating and review to show us some love! Tell us what you want us to discuss next!

Creating and maintaining a podcast takes a lot of time, energy, and out-of-pocket money that us college students can barely afford. If you’d like to support us so that we can continue to bring you new content each week, we would be forever grateful if you’re willing to donate by clicking the button below!




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