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!

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 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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