Better Together with Maria Menounos

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 Oct 1, 2018
nice shortened conversations. Sometimes it feels like Maria agrees with people just to be nice, instead of challenging them or getting more diverse expert opinions. It would be neat to hear her research and explore the science

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Every week, host Maria Menounos will bring you the world's leading healers, experts, influential celebrities & game-changers to share groundbreaking secrets and tips to getting better in all areas of life, including physical health, emotional wellness, spirituality, finances, relationships & more. Getting better isn't easy, but it's a whole lot easier when we do it together. Support the show by becoming a patron and getting access to exclusive content, and an extra episode every week! Patreon.com/MariaMenounos Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support

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Regular Guy Friday Ep. 73: The Science of Seasonal Eating and the Science of People
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How you can get nourishment from things besides food. How to vacation with friends - and how not to.   What is seasonal eating and grounding and why is it essential to healing? What is the right way to deliver bad news? When you pierce your lips you mean this. When you turn a statement into a question, you mean that.  What to do when good friends do bad deeds. How to avoid being a double loser. Why the Fonz jumped the shark - and why you need to sometimes as well. Why buying a conversion van is key to solving crimes. @poojanayyar schools us on an old but new hip term. A fellow #Kween tells @thekelseymeyer she is cool. RGF bonus: @undergaro observations on Spencers Gifts and why everyone today is a kook. Have a #krisp 4th of July, Kweenz. Bye Betches.
Jul 01, 2022
489. How to Gain Financial Freedom with Tony Robbins & Financial Advisor Ajay Gupta
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Originally Aired: January 26, 2018 On this today’s episode: Tony Robbins shares his secrets for financial stability & the importance of working with a fiduciary! Ajay Gupta explains exactly how to access the power of compounding through low cost index funds! RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
Jun 30, 2022
488. Zachary Levi on How Self-Love Saved His Life
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Zachary Levi is an actor, author & mental health advocate most known for his leading role in the movie “Shazam!” In his new book, which is out now, “Radical Love: Learning to Accept Yourself and Others” Zachary opens up about his mental health & healing journey. After hitting rock bottom at 37, Zachary decided to work through the traumas he had been suppressing for so long - underlying childhood issues, imposter syndrome, anxiety, fear, and more. Today, we dive deep into how he navigated this difficult, yet transformative time in his life and learn how he pulled himself out of it. We hope you enjoy and that this helps you - we learned so much from Zach! ZACHARY’S RESOURCES: Instagram: @zacharylevi BOOK: Radical Love: Learning to Accept Yourself and Others BETTER TOGETHER’S RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Jun 29, 2022
487. Redefine Success & Reshape Your Life with Jenna Kutcher
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Tired of hustle-culture and not sure what you really want in life? This is the episode for you! Entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, host of one of the top-rated Podcasts “Goal Digger” and Maria’s dear friend Jenna Kutcher joins us to talk how to choose a path on your own terms and fully live your truth. We discuss a lot, so get your notepads ready! We chat: Boundaries and how to set them (Jenna even gives us a script we can use!) Redefining success on your own terms How to avoid burnout  How our feelings are our greatest navigation tools The idea of identity foreclosure and the first steps we can take to truly discovering ourselves  We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES:  Website: jennakutcher.com Her book: HOW ARE YOU, REALLY?! Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time  https://www.amazon.com/How-Are-You-Really-Living/dp/0063221942 Podcast: Goal Digger Podcast Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Jun 28, 2022
Ask the Manager Ep. 8: The Best & Worst Career Advice
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Happy Ask the Manager Monday. You asked. Keven and Kelsey answered. The best places to visit in LA along with the best and worst career advice ever received. The one single change that led to success. The second change that led to even more success. Underwriting your dream. Working for free vs. paying to work. The effects of clutter. How to prevent burn out. Monday IS the new Wednesday!
Jun 27, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 72: The Importance of Finding Magic
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Why finding magic is key. Why playing small is exhausting. Why does the claymation special 'Santa Claus is Comin to Town' have all the life lessons you'll ever need? What is friendship dating and what are friendship allergies? The surprising place(s) to find new friends and friend levels. @thekelseymeyer has a friendship date while @poojanayyarr stays loyal to her clique along with the mantra that will change your life. You win. You're right. Can I go now? Before you do...RGF bonus: @undergaro volunteers to be cat-fished.
Jun 24, 2022
486. Heal PTSD & Trauma using this Psychotherapy Technique with EMDR Therapist Tammy Valicenti
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Originally Aired: Dec 16, 2019 June is PTSD awareness month, so we are rerunning our interview with psychotherapist Tammy Valicenti.  How have we gone this long without hearing about EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing? The team feels indebted to Tammy Valicenti, a practicing psychotherapist and trauma recovery specialist with expertise in trauma and addiction recovery, for teaching us about this therapy that is helping heal people with incredible success rates. EMDR helps the patient process and resolve stored memories using an eight-phase approach. Practitioners initially used it to treat people with traumatic memories, but they now use it to treat a variety of disorders, including: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain and depression. EMDR addresses the past experience of trauma, the present triggers for dysfunctional emotions and beliefs, and the positive experience needed to improve future mental and emotional functioning. About Tammy: Tammy Valicenti, LICSW is the founder of The Transformation Center located in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts. She is a practicing psychotherapist with expertise in trauma and addiction recovery. Tammy works with clients nationally and internationally and has renowned success utilizing EMDR to treat trauma, anxiety and panic as well as to enhance performance for actors and entrepreneurs. Tammy has over twenty years of experience treating various forms of trauma and addiction, and has helped foster life-changing results for survivors of rape and sexual assault. As a result of her success, Tammy has been called on by leading addiction treatment centers in the U.S. to perform EMDR therapy for their inpatient clients.
Jun 23, 2022
485. The Key to Overcoming Your Greatest Fears & Never Being Held Back By Fear Again w/ Monica Berg
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Fear the unknown? Don’t we all. Luckily, international speaker and author of “Fear is Not an Option” and “Rethink Love” Monica Berg joins us on Better Together and shares how to overcome our fears so that we can step into our full power. In this episode, she teaches us how to get comfortable with change, shares tools to release your fears, and shows us how to adopt a growth mindset. We are all going to face hurdles in our lives, but Monica’s interview will help us be a little more prepared when they present themselves next time.  Tune in! MONICA’S RESOURCES: BOOKS:  “Fear is Not an Option”: https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Not-Option-Monica-Berg/dp/1571899642  “Rethink Love”: ​​ https://www.amazon.com/Rethink-Love-Steps-Attracting-Becoming/dp/1571899987  PODCAST: Spiritually Hungry With Michael & Monica Berg WEBSITE: www.rethinklife.today  BETTER TOGETHER’S RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Jun 22, 2022
484. Free Yourself from Generational Patterns with Family Patterns Expert Judy Wilkins-Smith
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Today’s episode will help free you of multigenerational patterns - so be sure to stay tuned. Author of Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint Judy Wilkins-Smith helps people detangle the limiting familial systems that no longer serve them on the daily and today, she shares the secrets on how we can do it too. These blueprints can be changed and guess what, it’s really not as hard as we think! Judy also talks about how to stop making yourself smaller for others and what it actually means to surrender to the universe.   Maria and the team were so moved by this episode and we know you will be too. If this resonates with you at all, please share with a friend.  JUDY’S RESOURCES: BOOK: ‘Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint: A Powerful Guide to      Transformation through Disentangling Multigenerational Patterns’      OUT NOW! IG: @judywilkinssmith BETTER TOGETHER’S RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
Jun 21, 2022
483. Why You Should Incorporate Naturopathy Into Your Life
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Britney Spears’s wedding, naturopathy, boundaries, oh my! We cover an array of topics on today’s episode, Heal Squad. Maria talks about Britney’s wedding and her birthday + the new important lesson in boundaries that she began implementing. And then Maria answers YOUR questions: What is the best way to eliminate toxicity out of your life? Any advice for staying calm when triggered? How do we quiet our inner critic that always seems to be popping up?What is the hardest life lesson that you’ve learned, but also has changed you or the better?  RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
Jun 20, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 71: The Power of Anticipation and How it Can be Yours
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Leaders anticipate, losers react and how worse case scenarios and awareness factor in. The business of life and being your own CEO. Why throwing money at issues is usually not the answer.  When anger is just the emotion you need. How we are forever hoeing our social gardens and how the golden rule trumps the platinum rule. The sexy brats we know, another @poojanayyar wedding, an @thekelseymeyer first date and no @undergaro RGF Bonus. Bye Betches.
Jun 17, 2022
482. This is The Secret to Healing Your Mind & Creating New Behaviors w/ Dr Joe Dispenza
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Today is the day - Dr Joe Dispenza is in the studio with Maria and the Better Together team and we cannot be more excited to share this episode with you all! If you’ve been following along to the show for the past 6 months you know that Maria has been transforming through Dr Joe’s work, practicing his meditations daily and incorporating his lessons into her day-to-day. Plus, she had a life-changing week at his meditation retreat. In part 2 of our interview with Dr Joe, we learn” How to manifest the life we want The science behind emotions/ thought & the influence of those reactions on the body Where to begin for those who don’t even meditate The difference between coherent heart and brain, and how to achieve both How to reprogram fight or flight The key to creating new behavioral patterns  What we love about this episode is that he explains the actual science behind his teachings - and as we know, the science doesn’t lie! We hope you enjoy and if this episode resonated with you, please share with a friend.  DR JOE’S RESOURCES: Website: drjoedispenza.comx IG: @drjoedispenza BETTER TOGETHER’S RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Jun 16, 2022
481. Create Your New Reality Through Meditation & Thought w/ Dr Joe Dispenza
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Today is the day - Dr Joe Dispenza is in the studio with Maria and the Better Together team and we cannot be more excited to share this episode with you all! If you’ve been following along to the show for the past 6 months you know that Maria has been transforming through Dr Joe’s work, practicing his meditations daily and incorporating his lessons into her day-to-day. Plus, she had a life-changing week at his meditation retreat. In part 1 of our interview with Dr Joe, we learn how: Your personality creates your reality To shape your personality To condition the body into the future To regain control over our thoughts What we love about this episode is that he explains the actual science behind his teachings - and as we know, the science doesn’t lie! We hope you enjoy and if this episode resonated with you, please share with a friend.  Plus, Maria shares her experience and progress - and how she has been able to move past her fears and reprogram herself from falling into old, destructive patterns. DR JOE’S RESOURCES: Website: drjoedispenza.com IG: @drjoedispenza BETTER TOGETHER’S RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
Jun 15, 2022
480. How Self Love Was The Secret To One Woman’s Powerful Cancer Journey
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If you’ve been listening to the show lately, you know that I’ve been on this journey with Dr Joe Dispenza for 6 months, doing his meditations daily and integrating his teachings into my life. His work has been life-changing not only for me but for so many. On today’s show you will hear from Kristin Bosteels, a woman who practices Dr Joe’s work and meditations daily while on her cancer healing journey. In her own words, Kristin writes:  “In August of 2019, I accidentally found over 100 tumors in my lungs. Over the last couple of years, the cancer in my body spread to my brain, bones, liver and thyroid. Every couple of months I would receive news that things were progressing. I have had over 150 tumors radiated individually from my brain and navigated incredible amounts of pain in my body, barely being able to walk less than a year ago. December of 2021, after practicing Dr Joe’s meditations since my diagnosis, I began to improve. Nothing else changed in my treatment plan, except the amount of meditation I was committed to! Since December, everything in my body continues to improve with each body and brain scan, mri and blood work. I am so grateful for this experience in my life, because it has truly woken me up to the love and happiness that is available to us all.” This interview is extremely powerful and emotional. If it resonated with you in any way, please share with a friend.  KRISTIN’S RESOURCES: IG: @kristinbosteels BETTER TOGETHER RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Jun 14, 2022
479. How Meditation Helped Heal One Woman’s Cancer
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If you’ve been listening to the show lately, you know that I’ve been on this journey with Dr Joe Dispenza for 6 months, doing his meditations daily and integrating his teachings into my life. His work has been life-changing not only for me but for so many. On today’s show you will hear from Evie Jennes, a woman who combined western medicine and Dr Joe’s meditations while on her cancer journey. In her own words Evie writes:  “In 2016 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was very fortunate in that it was contained to one breast, my lymph nodes were clean as was the rest of my body. I went through traditional treatment, switched up my diet, and exercise and got my ‘warrior’ on. I pretty much sailed through chemo, had a mastectomy, and had the best result you can get. No cancer in the tissue, no spread of the cancer I was ready to live life. Turn the page. In March 2019 I blew out my back and ended up with herniated desks. After my back got worse and I was in crazy pain a second MRI was taken. Spots were found on my pelvis. Not what you want to hear when you have had breast cancer. After a PET scan I found out it was not only in my pelvis, but my spine, shoulder, collar bone, both legs, both arms and my jaw. This was worse than bad. Stage 4 cancer. I was in shock. I never ever thought it would come back. I knew this time I had to treat more than my body but also my ‘being’. I had missed that the last time around. Within 24 hours of each other friends in Europe and the USA told me about Dr. Joe Dispenza. I watched several interviews and I was sold. I went all in. I was doing “ East meets West” this time around for my treatment. I believe that there are gaps in both. I learned how to meditate, create the future I wanted, and heal myself. There were many ups and downs. I got better. I got worse. There were joys and disappointments. There was celebration and complete devastation. But most of all I learned, I grew, I developed, and in the end I healed myself. I continue to ‘peel the onion’ of life every day. Cancer is the best, worst thing that ever happened to me. Through telling my story, and the work of the InnerScience Research Fund my big hope is that meditation becomes part of the standard of (health)care. It has been, and will continue to be the way I begin and end every day. Oh, and today, all my tumor markers are normal.” This interview is extremely powerful and emotional. If it resonated with you in any way, please share with a friend.  Be sure to tune in tomorrow’s episode where you will hear from Kristin Bosteels, another cancer patient who follows Dr Joe’s practices.   EVIE’S RESOURCES: Evie’s speech at Dr Joe’s meditation retreat that Maria attended: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_xVZHQAARo&t=883s  InnerScience Research Fund IG: @InnerScienceresearch This is a non-profit that Evie is on the board of. They fund clinical research on the biological effects of meditation. Their goal is to have meditation become part of the standard of care. Dr Joe’s event community are often the research participants.  Evie’s IG: @eviejennes  Dr Joe’s website: https://drjoedispenza.com/  BETTER TOGETHER RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Jun 13, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 70: How You Can't Heal in the Environment That Made You Sick in the First Place
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Why no bad news in the world should surprise you. Why doing is better than forcing. Why surrendering and detaching from outcomes is vital? Why you can't get better in the environment that made you sick in the first place. How working too hard can block opportunities. How to 'trust the data' when bad things happen. How bad things are something you can look forward to. But who are we kidding @thekelseymeyer, @poojanayyar and @undergaro? It's really about party buses, college reunions, being popular and getting likes. RGF bonus: a life changing message from @woahvicky.
Jun 10, 2022
478. Psychologist Amy Cuddy Shares Tips on How To Gain More Confidence
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Originally aired: Sep 16, 2019  Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist, bestselling author, award-winning Harvard lecturer, and expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Amy Cuddy sits down with Maria to teach us how to be present, bring your best self to every situation, the difference between confidence and arrogance, and how imposter syndrome is holding a lot of us back and moving past it.  In 2012 Amy Cuddy gave a TED talk called “Your body language shapes who you are,” in which she detailed the effects of “power posing,” based on research by herself and other scientists working in the field. The talk went viral, going on to become one of TED’s most watched talks ever, with more than 54 million views.  RESOURCES:  Purchase “Presence” here: https://smile.amazon.com/Presence-Bri...  Visit Amy: www.amycuddy.com  Watch Amy’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_y...   Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :)  Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether  Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
Jun 09, 2022
477. How To Get Out of A Funk, Find Motivation Again & Clear Mental Clutter w/ High Performance Coach Brendon Burchard
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Brendon Burchard was named the world’s leading high performance coach by Forbes and works with Olympians, Fortune 500 CEOs and those of the like… so it’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two! In part 2 of this 2-part interview, Brendon talks about how to maintain a healthy, happy mindset on the path to success. He shares: how to get out of a funk the key to finding motivation again the secret to finding joy in any situation the 10 minute meditation that he uses daily to reset his energy We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: IG: @brendonburchard Website: www.brendon.com  Personal development software: GrowthDay 
Jun 08, 2022
476. Small Steps To Improving Your Way of Life & How To Properly Manage Your Mind with High Performance Coach Brendon Burchard
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Brendon Burchard was named the world’s leading high performance coach by Forbes and works with Olympians, Fortune 500 CEOs and those of the like… so it’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two! In this 2-part interview, Brendon talks about his own journey as well as the secrets to being successful while also maintaining a happy mindset as both are equally important. He shares: the 2 main components to success the key to strengthening any skill the quality he sees in all high-performing people how they sustain success long term how to take that first step to developing this mindset why psychological necessity is the greatest motivator the 4 simple things that all humans really desire We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: IG: @brendonburchard Website: www.brendon.com  Personal development software: GrowthDay 
Jun 07, 2022
475. How To Easily Adapt To Change
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Originally Aired: September 8, 2021 On today’s show, the team discusses the famous Bruce Lee quote, “Be like water.” Maria dives into how she has taken on this mindset and in doing so, has learned to trust the universe and follow its guidance. We must have faith that life's roadblocks are there for our own good. She also shares her biggest piece of life advice and lastly, talks about the importance of creating a challenge network. Trust us guys, this is a good one. RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Jun 06, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 69: The Emotional Weight Women Carry
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Peace sign selfies must accompany a soft smile. The unnecessary emotional weight women carry and the eventual effects on physical health. How youth is but a mask. How the mask falls off with age. How anger and sadness can be positive emotions. How comedy must rule. How you may be a priest but not a saint. How overindulging those around you robs you and them. @askjillian takes on the #mansonfamily. @undergaro trolls Tex Watson while attempting to be the most popular Regular Guy in Canterbury, CT.  @thekelseymeyer is in Chicago and will remind us how all trips change us in some way. @poojanayyarr realizes the only scam better than Fridays, is being in your 20's and forgets it's not bitches but 'betches'. She still a Kween. Bye Betches. .  
Jun 03, 2022
474. The Power Of Surrendering
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Maria recently spoke at Ed Mylett’s “The Power of One More” event and learned all about standing in her power. She, like many of us, gets nervous about public speaking and was feeling insecure before going on stage until she did this one simple thing - that we reveal on today’s episode ;) We talk: Overcoming public speaking nerves Cultivating confidence from intention Channeling an inner power you didn't’ know excised Surrendering to the universe & how that allows space for more opportunities to present themselves … and so much more! RESOURCES: You can purchase Ed’s new book “The Power of One More” here! https://www.amazon.com/Power-One-More-Ed-Mylett/dp/1119815363  Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
Jun 02, 2022
473. What is Human Design? Understanding & Living in Accordance with Your Soul’s Purpose w/ Jenna Zoe
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Looking to better understand yourself and how you function? Look no further! Leading Expert in Human Design Jenna Zoe joins us and shares that we each have our own unique human design that serves as a roadmap to living your happiest, most fulfilled life. All you have to do is enter your birth information on her website (linked below) and your entire chart is revealed. Today, Jenna walks us through the different energy types and the more nuanced properties within the chart so we can all be our most authentic selves!  RESOURCES: IG: @jennazoe App: My Human Design App in the Apple Store  Website: www.myhumandesign.com 
Jun 01, 2022
472. Living Authentically: Redefine Balance & Nourish Your Soul with Touré Roberts
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We all know about self-awareness, but have you heard of soul-awareness? Our guest pastor and bestselling author Touré Roberts argues why the latter is most important to being happy and living authentically. Today, he shares what soul-awareness is and how we can cultivate it. Plus, we talk: The courage in slowing down and being still Being tired vs. being weary The importance of being alone Simple practices to build self-love What is holding you back from success We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: IG: @toureroberts His Book “Balance” - is out NOW!! https://www.amazon.com/Balance-Tipping-Scales-Leveraging-Change-ebook/dp/B085XNBQDF Website: www.toureroberts.com
May 31, 2022
471. Must-Have Summer Salad with Chopped Judge & Chef Marc Murphy
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Happy Memorial Day, Heal Squad! Today and everyday lets honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. We know that with this day off comes beach days, barbecues, backyard dinners, etc. that you are probably going to have to contribute to. If you are like us and leave things like this to the last minute, don’t fret - we got you! We are re-running our episode with world-renowned chef and judge on The Food Network’s food competition show “Chopped” Marc Murphy where he takes us step-by-step through his easy salad recipe. We hope you enjoy and let us know in the comments if you tried this recipe out!
May 30, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 68: How Truth Eliminates Stress
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Beliefs can create or prevent. Earthing is healing. Where do you pour your daily cup of energy? The positive energy of prayer. The negative energy of stress. Truth reduces stress. Childhood traumas then, affect our reactions today. The mind can make the body sick - it can also make it heal. Wishing illness to feel cared for. Living in joy to honor loved ones who have passed. RGF Bonus: @poojanayyar gives @undergaro and @thekelseymeyer a play by play from her recent Indian family wedding.
May 27, 2022
470. Tips on Reducing Plastic Waste & Why Crying is Cool w/ Quilt Founder Ashley Sumner & Founder of FullCycle Climate Fund Ibrahim AlHusseini
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Want to reduce waste without putting in all the work? Look no further! Founder of FullCycle Climate Fund Ibrahim AlHusseini and Quilt Founder Ashley Sumner share easy, simple tips to reduce our carbon footprint. We also talk about beating the trap of consumerism and chasing meaning over money.  We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: IG: @ashleyjsumner & @ialhusseini  Download the Quilt App in the App Store!   Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :)  Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether  Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
May 26, 2022
469. Tapping Into Your Emotions with Quilt Founder Ashley Sumner & Founder of FullCycle Climate Fund Ibrahim AlHusseini
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I think we can all agree that feelings are HARD. We get caught up in “the grind” and oftentimes, push our feelings onto the back-burner. Well today, Quilt founder and CEO Ashley Sumner along with Founder of FullCycle Climate Fund Ibrahim AlHusseini join us to talk about the importance of slowing down and how it can actually HELP progress our careers and improve our mental health. We know that this can be a difficult feat but lucky for us, Ashley and Ibrahim talk us through tapping into our emotions and how to cultivate that awareness.  We hope you enjoy!  RESOURCES: IG: @ashleyjsumner & @ialhusseini Download the Quilt App in the App Store! Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
May 25, 2022
468. Bethenny Frankel on Creating Boundaries in Business + Building Your Empire
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Although we know Bethenny Frankel as a former NY Housewife and business badass, her life wasn’t always so luxurious. With divorced parents, an absent father and a complicated relationship with her mother, Bethenny knew that she was going to have to make her own way in this world. Her journey was anything but smooth sailing but she learned a lot along the way and today she shares some of those lessons with the Heal Squad. We discuss:  Her interesting perspective on failure  How to create boundaries in both business and life Commanding respect at work, especially as a woman That business is personal and why we should view it that way We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: IG: @bethennyfrankel Book: BUSINESS IS PERSONAL: The Truth About What it Takes to Be Successful While Staying True to Yourself. Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
May 24, 2022
467. Take Control of Your Negative Thoughts
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Stuck in a negative thought pattern? Maria shares the lessons she learned from world-renowned author and healer Dr. Joe Dispenza that helped her break this self-destructive habit. Dr. Joe went on an incredible self-healing journey after a debilitating broken back injury, using solely the power of his brain to recover. His teachings have changed lives and helped people reverse incurable ailments. Maria attended one of his meditation events and lucky for us, we get to borrow the benefits. Today the team discusses why we stay stuck in these negative thought loops and shares practices to stop and even reverse them.  We hope you enjoy! 
May 23, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 67: Compassion Moves Guilt
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Compassion moves guilt and EVERYTHING is an opportunity for compassion, says @drkimderamo. Your body is your teacher AND your healer. Your internal guidance system. Your mind can live in the past and future but your body only lives in now, and now is truth so therefore.... Your surrendering truth to not be abandoned. Your surrendering health along with that truth. You only learn from lessons you pay for. The art of playing through. The self improvement hamster wheel. The 'Fight' against diseases does not heal. Switch guilt/shame for hope/optimism. Ground the body in nature to restore body function, says @clintober. Play by play of @undergaro's recent colonic.  RGF Bonus: RGF Retro Matchmaking continues. This week @poojanayyar and @thekelseymeyer weigh in on Tony Manero from #SaturdaynNightFever while their moms weigh in on #JimMorrison. Bye Betches.
May 20, 2022
466. Thriving in Business w/ Your Best Friend, Finding Your BFF Later in Life & BTS Office Moments with Angela Kinsey & Jenna Fischer
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Think working with your BFF is a recipe for disaster? Well, it may be, but former co-stars of NBC's hit sitcom, The Office, hosts of The Office Ladies Podcast, authors of The Office BFFs & best friends Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer join us today to share how they not only make it work, but they thrive. The two have entered several business ventures together, all of them being some of their most successful. These two are the definition of friend goals and we learn so much from them. The trio chats about finding best friends later in life, how to maintain long-lasting friendships & the key to successfully working with a BFF. Angela and Jenna also share some behind the scenes moments from the show, The Office - from the episode that sparked their friendship to the reason why they weren’t allowed to be in scenes together … All that and MORE! We hope you enjoy. RESOURCES: Website: www.officeladies.com  Their book: ‘THE OFFICE BFFS: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There’  Link to their book: https://www.amazon.com/Office-BFFs-Tales-Friends-There/dp/0063007592/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg_iTBhDrARIsAD3Ib5i2T1ArbhnVd8qbvarC6YUeO4F91DlRQ764haxbYFLJvHY2jhGcKyAaAlBREALw_wcB&hvadid=590801614720&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9031149&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=1913682991339141697&hvtargid=kwd-1646276164450&hydadcr=27862_10743475&keywords=the+office+bff+book&qid=1652484335&sr=8-1  Podcast: The Office Ladies Podcast  Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
May 19, 2022
465. How My Work With Dr. Joe Dispenza Is Changing My Life in Real Time
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Maria had the most life-changing week of her life at Dr. Joe Dispenza’s meditation retreat, more whole and at peace with herself than ever before. In part 2 of this episode, she is going to dive deeper into all the lessons she learned from her experience so that we can borrow the benefits! Plus, we hear how the work she did during the retreat manifested during the premiere of the Pentaverate - the new Mike Myers series that Maria is in. She calls it the craziest experience of her life! Keven also shares the difference he’s seen in Maria since the retreat. We hope you enjoy!   Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!  Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether
May 18, 2022
464. Lessons From Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Retreat: How To Create the Future Your Want with Just Your Mind
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Maria had the most life-changing week of her life at Dr. Joe Dispenza’s meditation retreat, feeling more whole and at peace with herself than ever before. Today, she is going to share all the lessons she learned from her experience so that we can borrow the benefits! We have heard before that our thoughts control our reality, but Maria shares the actual science behind it. Plus, she reveals a step-by-step guide on how we can do so with a simple meditation. We hope you enjoy!  Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!  Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether
May 17, 2022
Ask the Manger Mondays Ep. 8: Failure vs. Regret
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The balance in giving up on finding balance. How is gut health tied to so much including happiness and success and how do I know my gut is unhealthy? What's worse, failure or regret? Work to live or live to work? How does one minimize needs to maximize happiness? Why is everything you own 'on loan' and how knowing that matters? Why Monday is the new Wednesday. The answers to these questions and more on this edition of Ask the Manager Monday! 
May 16, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 66: How Your Body Always Keep Score
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When you don't process all that's in your mind, your stomach will process it for you - and you'll feel it. When you feel it, you need to listen. When you listen, you need to surrender. When you surrender, you need to love. When you release attachments to outcomes you receive more. When you say 'I forgive you' here's the problem. Don't improvise. Hoe vegetables, not weeds. Take Coke, make Pepsi. There's a Bizzaro version of Superman in the comics but did you know there's a Bizzaro @mariamenounos in real life?  RGF Bonus: @thekelseymeyer & @poojanayyarr continue to rate icons. This week they rate @williamshatner aka #CaptainKirk while @undergaro does a scene breakdown from #wrathofkahn highlighting it's many life lessons. In every revolution there's always one man with a vision. Bye Betches.  
May 13, 2022
463. Control Your Reality with Your Mind with Dr. Joe Dispenza
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Originally Aired: 5/29/2020 In preparation for our upcoming interview with Dr. Joe Dispenza, we are rerunning our first interview with him! If you don’t know, Maria has been taking his courses over the last few months and attended one of his meditation retreats. It was life changing and we cannot wait to have him back on! Maria interviewed Dr. Joe Dispenza about his incredible self-healing journey after a debilitating broken back injury, to a recovery driven solely by the power of his brain. Dr. Dispenza is an incredible teacher and can help you unlock your brain to create a physical and emotional reality you never knew was possible. For those who feel burdened we also discussed how to break away from your past and unlock your full potential. Your future is limitless and Dr. Dispenza can help you get there. RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
May 12, 2022
462. Sabotage Your Self-Sabotage with Impact Theory Co-Founder Lisa Bilyeu
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Before she was the co-founder of billion-dollar company Quest Nutrition, Lisa Bilyeu was a doting housewife for 8 years. After finding herself feeling unfulfilled, she started the company with her husband and her success only grew from there. Lisa is now the co-founder and president of Impact Theory, host of Women of Impact, and author of Radical Confidence: 10 No-BS Lessons on Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life. She wasn't born with this radical confidence, but instead took active steps to build it throughout her incredible journey. Today, she shares the lessons she learned with all of us so we can too be the hero of our own life and embrace our most authentic selves! We talk: Her practice “No BS, what will it take?” that will help you through any problem  Sabotaging your self-sabotage Reframing failure to use it to your advantage The 4 factors to successful goal-setting  RESOURCES: IG: @lisabilyeu BOOK: Radical Confidence: 10 No-BS Lessons on Becoming The Hero of Your Own Life LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Confidence-No-BS-Lessons-Becoming-ebook/dp/B09JPHK9C3 Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
May 11, 2022
461. Boost Your Confidence with Impact Theory Co-Founder Lisa Bilyeu
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Before she was the co-founder of billion-dollar company Quest Nutrition, Lisa Bilyeu was a doting housewife for 8 years. After finding herself feeling unfulfilled, she started the company with her husband and her success only grew from there. Lisa is now the co-founder and president of Impact Theory, host of Women of Impact, and author of Radical Confidence: 10 No-BS Lessons on Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life. She wasn't born with this radical confidence, but instead took active steps to build it throughout her incredible journey. Today, she shares the lessons she learned with all of us so we can too be the hero of our own life and embrace our most authentic selves! We talk: How to use that negative voice in your head as fuel How gratitude may actually keep you from growing The building blocks to boosting your confidence  Advice for those stuck in a mundane daily routine  RESOURCES: IG: @lisabilyeu BOOK: Radical Confidence: 10 No-BS Lessons on Becoming The Hero of Your Own Life LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Confidence-No-BS-Lessons-Becoming-ebook/dp/B09JPHK9C3 Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
May 10, 2022
Ask the Manager Ep. 7: Discovering Your Passion
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Happy Monday, Heal Squad. If the sound of the British lady’s voice isn’t enough indication, you are listening to another episode of Ask the Manager Monday with Manager Keven, Assistant Manager Kelsey and Associate Producer Pooja. After declaring that Monday is the new Thursday, the managers get right into business. How do you discover your passion in life? How do you differentiate work time from the rest of your life, especially in an industry where you are always on the clock? What is the price you may have to pay when setting boundaries? All that and more for this edition of Ask the Manager Monday! 
May 09, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 65: RGF Zero, The Art of the Work Around
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Producing 2 Lonely Guy editions has Kev depleted so we bring you another installment of RGF Zero! RGF Zero, the great taste of regular Guy Fridays with ZERO takeaways! In reviewing past incidents of irony, comedy and coincidence, the universe was telling you something but you probably didn't listen then, so listen now. Master 'work arounds' to master life.. Kev's carnie adventures and gossip from Netflix star studded 'The Pentaverate' premiere party. Kels offers tips on easy nails and mascara. DJ Pooj Pooj rolls out the hits. RGF Bonus: What do Jim Morrison, Adam West and Henry Winkler have in common with @poojanayyar and @thekelseymeyer? Remember, it's RGF Zero. Stay #krisp. Bye Betches.
May 06, 2022
460. Better Together Lonely Guy Thursday
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And on this very special Better Together RGF crossover (think when Laverne and Shirley appeared on Happy Days) we bring you BT 'Lonely Guy Thursday Edition' as Keven sits in solo for Maria, Pooja and Kelsey.  Gratitude for what family and loved ones have done for us AND what they failed to do. Sometimes in relationships, you can do the work for both of you to heal. Sometimes we think we are helping others but really they are helping us, even our furry friends. Seeing the world as dark place only attracts that. The positive truth about #WaltDisney. The universe is always speaking to us. Keep listening and if you haven't seen HBO Max 'Somebody Somewhere' then you're missing out on a work of beauty, learning and inspiration.. The great Larry Miller says if you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in and people that love you, it's game's over. YOU WON! Stay lonely, stay #krisp.
May 05, 2022
459. Respecting the Work of the Stay-At-Home Partner + Prioritizing What’s Truly Important in Life w/ Justin & Emily Baldoni
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In part 2 of our interview with Justin and Emily Baldoni, the group dives deeper into the patriarchal system and how it affects all of us. Plus, Keven and Emily speak to what it is like being the stay at home partner and how oftentimes, those in that role are overlooked. Justin and Emily share how they work through arguments and what has worked for them. Lastly, they discuss the importance of rest and why we must prioritize it more. We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: IG: @justinbaldoni ; @wearemanenough ; @emilybaldoni ; @weareamma Podcast: The Man Enough Podcast Emily’s website: https://weareamma.com/ Justin’s website: https://manenough.com/ Man Enough episode with Emily: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-baldoni-the-invisible-work-of-women/id1571480224?i=1000532778798 Link to Justin’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Enough-Undefining-My-Masculinity/dp/0063055600/ref=asc_df_0063055600/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=532660552781&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3285176613126000751&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030973&hvtargid=pla-1408389667893&psc=1 Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :)
May 04, 2022
458. Heal Yourself & Strengthen Your Relationship with Justin & Emily Baldoni
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In this couple’s edition of Better Together, Maria and Keven are joined, in studio, by one of Hollywood’s kindest, most genuine “it” couples - Justin and Emily Baldoni. The pair have been together almost 10 years while navigating the hecticness of the entertainment industry and just everyday life and today, they teach us what they’ve done to strengthen their relationship. The two also open up about their healing journeys & working on their inner-child and trauma. Lastly, they discuss masculinity and the patriarchy… and how we all suffer under this system.  RESOURCES: IG: @justinbaldoni ; @wearemanenough ; @emilybaldoni ; @weareamma Podcast: The Man Enough Podcast  Emily’s website:  https://weareamma.com/ Justin’s website: https://manenough.com/ Man Enough episode with Emily: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-baldoni-the-invisible-work-of-women/id1571480224?i=1000532778798  Link to Justin’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Enough-Undefining-My-Masculinity/dp/0063055600/ref=asc_df_0063055600/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=532660552781&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3285176613126000751&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030973&hvtargid=pla-1408389667893&psc=1 Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!  Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :)
May 03, 2022
457. Maria on Her Mom’s 1-Year Passing: Honoring a Lost Loved One + Forming a New Relationship with Your Remaining Parent
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Today is the one-year death anniversary of Maria’s mother Litsa. In this emotional episode, she opens up about her grief journey, how much she has evolved over the year, and what she has learned through the process. Later, we are joined by end of life and grief doula Dianne Gray to talk: Memorializing a loved one & what to do if you don’t know how  Grief fog & anticipatory grief, two symptoms of mourning that you may not know about Life with the remaining parent & the new relationship you will build with them Proven scientific methods to help with grief Why your loved ones can’t really ever leave you  We’ve all dealt with so much loss over the last couple of years and we know that this episode will help anyone mourning right now, so please share with a friend who you think could benefit. Dianne’s advice helped Maria tremendously through her grieving journey.  RESOURCES: IG: @diannebgray Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether. Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) Check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves!
May 02, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 64: Lonely Guy Edition
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And on this very special Regular Guy Friday: we bring you RGF 'Lonely Guy Edition' as Keven gives Pooja and Kelsey the day off. The importance of 'taking the temperature' of your relationships. The therapy and release behind free dancing and the 20 dollar shower speakers to help you do so. Be willing to give but willing to receive, too. Sometimes they love you as much as they can. Let your past guide the present. You survived the battles, therefore you won. and @stevemartin #lonelyguy movie is underrated. RGF Bonus: a deep dive on the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven. Stay lonely, stay #krisp. Bye Betches! 
Apr 29, 2022
456. Maria’s Breakthroughs From Brain Expert Dr. Daniel Amen: 5 Daily Check-Ins For a Happier You
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Today the Better Together team sits down to recap their breakthroughs from Dr. Amen’s interview. We talk the 5 daily behaviors we can continuously keep in check that will immensely improve our mood and how the brain is an organ we must continue to nourish.  And as a bonus we tease our Better Together merch!!! We hope you enjoy! Resources: Yogi Cameron Supplements: https://108.health/pages/about-yogi 
Apr 28, 2022
455. The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type with Brain Expert Dr. Daniel Amen
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Brain expert Dr. Amen has studied the brain probably more than anyone else having built the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, totaling more than 200,000 scans on patients from 155 countries. Today he joins us to talk all about how to get happier!!! He teaches us proven, easy techniques to reduce anxiety and the best part, they are natural AND free! Plus Dr. Amen reveals the 5 different brain types and the 7 neuroscience secrets of feeling good based on your type. We also go over the increase in ADD/ ADHD and the connection between concussion and anxiety. We go over a lot today but don’t feel overwhelmed as Dr. Amen breaks it down simply for all of us to understand and gives us the simple steps to increase our happiness!!  RESOURCES:  IG: @doc_amen Website: www.brainmd.com  Book: “You, Happier” Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/You-Happier-Neuroscience-Secrets-Feeling/dp/1496454529  App: Hapi Brain
Apr 27, 2022
454. Proven Natural Techniques to Get Happier Now with Brain Expert Dr. Daniel Amen
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Brain expert Dr. Amen has studied the brain probably more than anyone else having built the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, totaling more than 200,000 scans on patients from 155 countries. Today he joins us to talk all about how to get happier!!! He teaches us proven, easy techniques to reduce anxiety and the best part, they are natural AND free! Plus Dr. Amen shares the science behind what creates happiness in the brain and how slight adjustments to our daily actions can greatly increase it, reducing the need for medication. We go over a lot today but don’t feel overwhelmed as Dr. Amen breaks it down simply for all of us to understand and gives us the simple steps to increase our happiness!!  And if that isn’t enticing enough, Dr. Amen’s story about his pet raccoon as a teen is pretty epic - you don’t want to miss it ;)  RESOURCES:  IG: @doc_amen Website: www.brainmd.com  Book: “You, Happier” Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/You-Happier-Neuroscience-Secrets-Feeling/dp/1496454529  App: Hapi Brain 
Apr 26, 2022
453. Unlocking The Full Potential of Your Mind to Create a Reality You Want
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As we’ve learned, our thoughts really can control our reality and can shift it for the better or worse. Over the last few weeks, Maria has been doing Joe Dispenza’s meditation “The Formula,” learning how to direct her thoughts away from the sufferings of the past and into the possibility of the future. And today she shares what she has learned so we can do the same! We go over the key to visualization so that we can think our dreams into reality, why protecting your energy is more than just staying away from negative people, how to make space for your goals … and so much more!  Maria is continually updating this page to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, even if you don't see something you like here but having something in mind you do want to buy at Macy's, please support us and use the link. Every purchase through this link helps us keep the show going :) www.macys.com/bettertogether  Also, be sure to check out www.mariamenounos.com for the “cliff notes” of all our episodes where we compile the life-changing lessons into one blog called "life-hacks." Plus, we share Maria's favorite new products & her must-haves! 
Apr 25, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 63: How Forgiveness Works with Laws of Karma and Attraction
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Hey Regular Guys and Gals, happy Regular Guy Friday. The power of 'Intentional Purchasing'. Scheduling may be your way to success and fulfillment. Be honest, but be mindful of who deserves your truth. Accountability coaches or accountability friends. Dream analysis. Task journals. Grace Slick 'focused' on Somebody to Love at Woodstock while Thelma Houston played 'Don't Leave Me This Way' in Provincetown. Bye Betches.
Apr 22, 2022
452. Are you living sustainably?! Simple Daily Habits That Will Lower Your Carbon Footprint & Help Save Mother Earth
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Are you aware of your impact on the environment? Because today we learned how much our small daily habits are actually really harmful to the environment and learned some statistics that were shocking to say the least. BUT we also learned a lot of easy, simple changes we can make that will greatly reduce our carbon footprint. In our Earth Day special, Maria is joined by two incredible pioneers in the sustainability space: co-founder & co-CEO of List Perfectly Clara Albornoz and founder & CEO of Bite Lindsay McCormick.  Clara reveals the fashion industry’s detrimental impact on the planet and how you can make a difference AND make money by selling your trash (yes, you read that right).  Lindsay talks the beauty industry and how its use of plastic not only affects mother earth but also our health, sharing that microplastics were found in the human bloodstream… We are so grateful to have learned these amazing and surprisingly simple tips from two inspiring women - we hope you learned as much as us! Show the earth some love by sharing this with a friend so that we can all do our parts in keeping our gorgeous planet clean and healthy! RESOURCES IG: @bite Website: www.bitetoothpastebits.com  IG: @listperfectly  Website: www.listperfectly.com 
Apr 21, 2022
451. Creating & Enforcing Boundaries + Improving Your Relationship with Anger
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In part 2 of our interview with Somatic Experiencing Therapist, with whom Maria works with weekly, Brian Mahan walks us through creating boundaries and a healthy relationship with anger. We talk: why inhibited anger makes it difficult to create boundaries. How to set and sustain boundaries. Tips to handle breached boundaries in the workplace and in life. Why anger will set your free. And an easy, free tool to release anger.  We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: Website: https://briandmahan.com/  Link book: https://www.amazon.com/Cried-All-Happy-Hour-Transformation-ebook/dp/B09TY3S6TP 
Apr 20, 2022
450. Healthy vs. Toxic Shame + Build Your Foundation for Healing
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Somatic Experiencing Therapist, with whom Maria works with weekly, Brian Mahan comes on to talk about overcoming shame and healing trauma. But don’t fret, while it may seem heavy, Brian breaks it down super simply for us. We talk: Healthy vs. toxic shame. Trauma is a physiological wounding experience. Shame leads to loss of authenticity. First steps to healing childhood wounds. Why millennials and Gen-Z struggle with perfectionism and self-sabotage. And MUCH more! We hope you enjoy!  RESOURCES: Website: https://briandmahan.com/  Link book: https://www.amazon.com/Cried-All-Happy-Hour-Transformation-ebook/dp/B09TY3S6TP
Apr 19, 2022
449. Your Spring Restart
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Today the Better Together gals talk everything from Easter to astrology. Maria discusses the new way we should view spring. The shocking medical discoveries she learned from her chiropractor. Kelsey shares Easter statics. We talk about where we should visit based on our star signs. And lastly, we should expect astrologically in the coming month. We hope you enjoy and had a great Easter and Passover, if you celebrate! 
Apr 18, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 62: The Alternative to Talk Therapy That Provides Healing AND Success
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Happy Passover and Good Friday Regular Guys and Gals. This technique to curb anxiety and induce prosperity. This person to help you do so. This diet will cleanse your body and improve your energy and is easier to adhere to than you think. This is a canary in a coal mine, This creates new pathways in our brain. But who cares. Most importantly, ow do we rebrand (and revive) the Easter Bunny and how do @thekelseymeyer and @undergaro get into @poojanayyarr 's clique?  RGF Bonus; the music of Charles Manson, the fine line between sociopath and star and how turning future serial killers into Tik Tok stars may be the answer plus the angel that was Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole. Bye Betches. 
Apr 15, 2022
448. A Path to Overcoming Addiction with WWE Superstar Sean Waltman
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The Heal Squad has had many questions about coping with addiction. Maria's and Keven's friend and brother Sean 'Xpac' Waltman sits down to discuss his journey through addiction as well as some of the orthodox and not so orthodox means in which he succeeded. It's his journey and path but our hope is that those battling addiction and their loved ones may benefit. They also discuss the true meaning of NWO. PS when you're NWO, you're NWO 4 Life.
Apr 14, 2022
447. Strengthen Your Connection with the Universe + Harness the Power of Prayer with Agapi Stassinopoulos
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Bestselling author and speaker Agapi Stassinopoulos joins us to chat her non-denominational guide to harnessing this power of prayer in your life and using it to find connection, peace, and gratitude. She helps us strengthen our connection with the universe, explains the difference between prayer and affirmation, shares the first steps for those at the beginning of their spirituality journeys, and MORE! She even reads a few prayers from her book “Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You” that we can all use to prime us for the day or in times of struggle. We hope you enjoy this powerful episode! RESOURCES: IG: @agapisees Book: Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You Link to Book: https://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Spirit-Prayers-Inspire-Uplift-ebook/dp/B098HX7ZKX  Website: www.wakeuptothejoyofyou.com
Apr 13, 2022
446. Awaken Your Psychic Powers & Set Energetic Boundaries with Psychic Medium and Healer MaryAnn DiMarco
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Looking to deepen your spirituality or connect with a late loved one? We got the show for you. Psychic Medium and Intuitive Healer MaryAnn DiMarco chats fostering your psychic abilities (because we all have them!) and strengthening your intuition. She shares how to connect with our spirit guides and create energetic boundaries when entering our mediumship journeys. Plus, she gives a tutorial on a simple 1 minute practice to fill yourself up with light every morning. She reveals the meditation that allows you to “hang out” with your late loved ones again and shares why you may not be feeling their presence. All that and MORE on today’s episode. We hope you enjoy!  RESOURCES: IG: @maryannthemedium Website: www.maryanndimarco.com  BOOK: Medium Mentor: 10 Powerful Techniques to Awaken Divine Guidance for Yourself and Others (linked below) https://www.amazon.com/Medium-Mentor-Powerful-Techniques-Guidance/dp/1608687635 
Apr 12, 2022
Ask the Manager Ep. 6: Stand Out Amongst Peers & Stay Present
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Your managers were called back to duty and this time, we have decided that we are taking back Mondays! That’s right - Mondays are no longer for the bosses but for YOU, the people. With that, Manager Keven answers some of your burning questions to prime you for the week. How do you stay motivated when you feel completely drained? How do you stay present in the world of cell phones and social media? How do you stand out amongst peers when entering the workforce? Kev even gives some advice on a TV series pitch - advice that can be applied to anyone trying to create a show or movie. We hope you enjoy the program!
Apr 11, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 61: How to Regain Your Superpowers
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On this special ‘RGF Zero’ (our calorie, low substance edition of RGF) we learn about the power of belief and the technique of ‘not blinking’, how mold poisoning and fungi could be behind your physical woes, how we all have superpowers, how those superpowers got us into trouble, brought us shame and were dimmed by age and how they use be regained with new perspective.  Also, how to become part of a clique, how honey-badgers don’t care and how in life you gots be NWO.  Seem a little lighter than usual, heal squad?  Well it’s RGF Zero after all. RGF bonus offers a song on reincarnation and comebacks, some #wrestlemenia gossip and a rich fat-head, poor fat-head interaction. Bye Betches.
Apr 08, 2022
445. Is Maria Getting Back in The Wrestling Ring?! + How to Shut Out External Noise and Live Your Life for YOU
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On today's Better Together, it's NATIONAL BEER DAY! As Maria sips on Stone Cold Steve Austin's IPA (yes he has a beer brand!), she and Kelsey discuss her weekend at WrestleMania!! Did it give Maria FOMO?! Is she getting back into the ring?! Who were the coolest celebs and people she ran into?! She did end up sitting next to Logan Paul 's parents, but she missed the Jack Ass boys because she had to go to the bathroom and get a hot dog...girls gotta eat!! The two also discuss Bret Hart's quote about loneliness and how it only gets lonelier as you become more successful, but it's a sacrifice you have to make (it's one of Maria's fave quotes). They talk confidence and being BOLD. Maria gives her 'wet hair look' tutorial and shares the secret to the perfect body glow. We talk boundaries and give our girl Terri Cole a little shoutout, because remember what she said, until you set boundaries no one is really going to know who you are!!! Remember to shut out that external noise and live your life for YOU. Enjoy the episode everyone, and crack open a cold one to celebrate national beer day 🥳🍺 EPs on boundaries: Terri Cole Boundary Ep Pt 1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107?i=1000554958758 Terri Cole Boundary Ep Pt. 2: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107?i=1000555109997 Maria's Lessons on Boundaries: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107?i=1000554727213 RGF on Setting Boundaries: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107?i=1000555198977 To Shop: macys.com/bettertogether Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/mariamenounos/ https://www.instagram.com/bettertogetherwithmaria/ https://www.instagram.com/thekelseymeyer/ Time Codes: Maria talking about Wrestlemania: 1:04 Maria talking about loneliness at the top: 16 A tutorial on Maria's wet hair look: 17:50 Maria talking about getting back into the ring: 20:50 Being bold & setting boundaries: 23 National Beer Day facts: 37:40
Apr 07, 2022
444. How To Embrace Change, Reinvent Yourself & Find Your Purpose with Apolo Ohno
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The most-decorated winter Olympian Apolo Ohno joins us today to talk all about reinventing yourself. After leaving the Olympics, he had to make a hard life pivot, and learned a lot along the way. Today he talks about that process and how we can embrace change and even find purpose from it. Apolo also shares the key to find internal validation as well as easy practices to help on the journey of self-discovery.  We hope you enjoy!  RESOURCES: IG: @apoloohno BOOK: HARD PIVOT: Embrace Change. Find Purpose. Show Up Fully.  Linked here: https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Pivot-Embrace-Change-Purpose/dp/168364932X 
Apr 06, 2022
443. Randy Jackson's Health Journey: His Secret to Losing over 100 Pounds & Successful Battle With Diabetes
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We all know Randy Jackson as the fun-spirited, warm-loving judge from American Idol and other TV shows, but in today's interview we see a different side of the musician and producer as he opens up about his health journey, diabetes scare and how he lost 100 pounds. He shares how behavioral psychology contributed immensely to his success. And lastly, give first steps to those at the beginning of their health journeys. We hope you enjoy!  RESOURCES: SHOW: “Name That Tune” - airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX SUPPLEMENTS:  Unify Health Labs: www.unifyhealthlabs.com  IG: @unifyhealthlabs & @randyjackson
Apr 05, 2022
Ask The Manager Mondays Ep. 5 : Simple Tips to Stay Motivated & Organized
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Happy Monday Heal Squad, it's another edition of Ask the Manager Monday where Kev, Kelsey and Pooja 'get right to business'. How to get proximity to successful people. How pot luck dinners may be your cheap ticket to success. How to deal with rejection (they say no, you say next). How organization may be the key to happiness, how organization could be just one weekend away and how zip lock bags, drawer dividers and labelling are your best friends. How to budget through journaling, the one place to put your savings that will stabilize all your money problems and how you only need a small sum each week to do so. How the term 'toxic positivity' is in fact toxic. How ATM has no signature outro and how Kelsey had no finger nails to lend her signature, talk to the hand, 'Bye B' and how Pooja made the save with a 'we out.' And that's why we managers get paid the big bucks.
Apr 04, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 60: How The Universe Tests You When You're About to Change
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And on this week's Regular Guy Friday: These two cheap and easily accessible things to do each morning to curb depression and improve mindset. These are the ways different generations deal with the fragile egos of bosses, coworkers and collaborators aka the 'fatheads' of the world. These are the games, tests and messages the universe and our angels send us constantly before we are about to ascend or even to protect us. These are the days @PoojaNayyar had food poisoning yet belongs to an awesome LA clique of friends. These are the days @TheKelseyMeyer is moving and @Undergaro is at #wrestlemania. And these are two people who have no clique. No revenge but flat diet cokes and stale pretzels to all who do you wrong. JK. May all your @wetzelspretzels be hot and fresh and may your @dietcoke be effervescent. Bye Betches.
Apr 01, 2022
442. Maria's Career Advice, Stories from Hosting Eurovision & Dealing with Public Criticism
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Today Maria sits down and answers your questions, Heal Squad, with a focus on CAREER!!! How to navigate shrinking yourself in the workplace to make others comfortable. How to maintain your personal style in a professional setting. Maria’s big break. Her advice to someone just starting out in this career. What Maria wishes she could tell her younger self. How she deals with resting guilt. Maria’s experience with public criticism, and how she dealt with it. Her adjustment from Boston to LA…and much more! RESOURCES: The Better Together Macy’s Link: www.macys.com/bettertogether Email your questions at info@betterotgetherwithmaria.com and we will try to answer that in a future chat show!
Mar 31, 2022
441. The Scientific Formula for Happiness + Attracting Abundance Into Your Life with Deepak Chopra
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Heal Squad, today we are joined by world-renowned healer Deepak Chopra! We discuss the scarcity of the mindset and how to increase our awareness. We also chat about the scientific formula for happiness and tools and techniques to attract abundance. We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: IG: @deepakchopra Book: Abundance: The Inner Path To Wealth App: Chopra Meditation & Well-Being App Website: www.deepakchopra.com and https://neveralone.love/  Our first episode with Deepak: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107?i=1000513948547 
Mar 30, 2022
440. Heal Your Chakras & All Illnesses with Intuitive Healer Cyndi Dale
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What if we told you that you can balance your chakras and heal your medical ailments yourself?? Intuitive Healer Cyndi Dale goes through 4 pathways you can practice yourself that will help in doing so. Step by step, we dissect the elemental, power, imaginal and divine pathways and how to tap into each of them and why doing so will help shift your energy back into the right place. Cyndi even does a live tutorial on Kelsey to show us how we can apply this at home! We hope you enjoy :)  RESOURCES: Website: www.cyndidale.com  IG: @cyndidaleenergy
Mar 29, 2022
439. Oscar Special: BTS of Maria on the Red Carpet, Maria’s Oscar Beauty Secrets + The Will Smith & Chris Rock Situation
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Heal Squad, today you are in for a treat as Maria shares an exclusive BTS look into one of Hollywood’s most prestigious nights of the year: the Oscars! She hosted the red carpet this year for Live with Kelly and Ryan and talked to all of your favorite stars from Andrew Garfield to Billie Eilish. Maria reveals the vibe of the carpet, and how it was much different than prior years. She chats her dress and the surprisingly simple and affordable celeb fav product for dewy skin (that she learned from JLo’s team!). Plus she talks the Oscar gift baskets that cost hundreds of thousands dollars. And lastly, Maria and the team discuss the Will Smith and Chris Rock incident and share their thoughts. 
Mar 28, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 59: How Setting Boundaries (Or Not) Defines How Others Treat Us
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Why Needs and Desires are so important in life decisions. Defining and dealing with "Fatheads" and why doing so is sometimes necessary. Why people who remind you to 'remember the little people,' are the exact people you need to forget. The art of 'not blinking' in sales. What's the best TV viewing currently and what the Drop Out, We Crash and Super Pumped reveal about business and generations. What is the lottery ticket mentality in business? What's GNO mean? (hint it's Pooja's weekend plans). Kelsey's big date night and Kev's attending FatHead Anonymous meetings.  RGF Bonus: What to do when fostering/adopting a pet and why like #SammyDavisJr 'I Gotta Be Me.'
Mar 25, 2022
438. How To Set Boundaries with Your Family + Release Guilt Around Boundary-Setting w/ Psychotherapist Terri Cole
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In part 2 of our interview with psychotherapist Terri Cole, we go deep into creating boundaries within your family system (which can sometimes be the hardest to implement). Luckily, Terri shares a practice to help you stick to the boundaries you’ve established and also reveals how you may be enabling others to cross those lines without even knowing it. For those of you who don’t know where to begin, she talks about the first step to creating boundaries. And lastly, Terri reveals how we can let go of the shame and guilt that come with boundary-setting. All that and more! We hope you enjoy.  RESOURCES: IG: @terricole Book: Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen and Finally Live Free  Website: www.terricole.com  QUIZ: https://boundaryboss.me/better 
Mar 24, 2022
437. Are You a High-Functioning Codependent with Boundary Issues? Feat. Psychotherapist Terri Cole
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The team has been anticipating this show for months now … we are talking boundaries with psychotherapist Terri Cole! We learn the true definition of codependency plus the real reason we are codependent. Terri shares the life lesson that freed her from taking on others' problems. We learn why not having boundaries prevents us from being seen. And lastly we talk about positive projections - what they are and how they are doing us a disservice.  RESOURCES: IG: @terricole Book: Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen and Finally Live Free  Website: www.terricole.com https://www.boundaryboss.me/better
Mar 23, 2022
436. Camila Alves McConaughey: From Housekeeper to International Supermodel + Her Emotional Caretaking Journey
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You may know Camila McConaughey from the runway or as the brilliant woman behind Matthew McConaughey, but on today’s episode we get to see a different side of the model and writer. In this emotional interview, Camila opens up about her brother’s struggle with diabetes and how it has deeply affected her. She also talks about her tumultuous journey into the industry - moving here at 15, not knowing the language, and working as a housekeeper and then server for years before catching her modeling break. And, for the first time ever, Camila reveals her side of Matthew’s proposal and explains why she turned him down at first. Lastly, she talks her new healthy-eating book “Just Try One Bite” and online community www.womenoftoday.com.  We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: https://sites.prh.com/justtryonebite www.womenoftoday.com 
Mar 22, 2022
Backyard Breakthroughs Ep. 1: How to Set Boundaries and Why They Define How Others Treat Us
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How a Maria and Keven late Sunday walk created the following 'Backyard Breakthroughs.' How 'walking and talking' yields far more than just talking. How surrendering old ways, trying new things and peeing on new trees could vastly improve your life. How anger and fear can both inspire AND limit you and what new means can inspire you better. How cutting back on everyday habits by as little as 10% and achieving minuscule wins now will help you achieve those huge goals, later. How and why to apply the art of behavior modeling. How being trapped in old dreams prevents us from living today's dreams. How our new antagonists are often just the old antagonists with a different name and face and how to prevent this (and them) from hurting us. How all of this will help you have the greatest week. Happy Monday Heal Squad.
Mar 21, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 58: How to Reduce Stress for Just 20 Dollars a Month
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What's a 'heal phone' and why you need one? What are attachment agendas and why must they be released? What year does adulthood really kick in and why entering it affects you in ways you don't realize. What are physical and emotional foundations and why are they vital. What really causes auto immune diseases and why we are really just fighting against ourselves when we have them. What are 20th century career plans people continue to practice and why they no longer work. What fighting as a way of life yields and why those yields are limited. RGF Bonus: Elvis' last song, Kev bumping into Cheech from Cheech and Chong as Kelsey says so long: Bye betches.  
Mar 18, 2022
435. How To Practice Gratitude & Attract The Life You Want
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Did you know that science has shown gratitude to be one of the key ingredients to our overall happiness? That is why today Maria discusses what she calls the “gratitude reset,” revealing how she gets back into a mindset of gratitude. She shares her daily practices that have immensely helped her, especially during her mother’s cancer journey. Maria also talks about attraction points - what that means and how you can stabilize yours to attract the life you want.  We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: Dr. Lipman’s episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5u9MGwRmvo&t=1162s Maria's personally curated Macy's page: www.macys.com/bettertogether And as a reminder, if you are going to shop on the site, please go through our link. Even if you don’t buy anything from our page, it still helps if you use our link:)
Mar 17, 2022
434. How To Deal With Rejection and The Key To Making It In Any Business with Comedian, Actress and Writer Esther Povitsky
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For anyone who knows us, you know that today is a huge deal. The Better Together team is joined by the one and only…Esther Povitsky!!! Esther is a comedic genius and is the creator of our favorite show “Alone Together.” In this episode, she shares the key to making it in Hollywood, how to handle rejection, what helped her heal after her miscarriage, how she learned to cope with anxiety and so much more!!   RESOURCES: IG: @ esthermonster SHOWS: DollFace Season 2 is out NOW on Hulu Podcast: Trash Tuesday w/ Annie, & Esther, & Khalyla: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trash-tuesday-w-annie-esther-khalyla/id1570695066
Mar 16, 2022
433. Ludacris on Balancing Being A Dad & A Rapper, Plus What’s Next For His Music & Netflix Show “Karma’s World”
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Rapper, actor and entrepreneur Ludacris joins us today and reveals what’s in store for his new music and the second season of his Netflix show “Karma’s World.” He opens up about his evolution as a musician and how fatherhood has impacted him as a creator. Lastly the two talk about the true meaning of life and the mantra that Ludacris lives by.  We hope enjoy!  RESOURCES: IG: @ludacris SERIES: “Karma’s World” Season 2 out on Netflix now!
Mar 15, 2022
Ask The Manager Mondays Ep. 6: The Key To Success In Any Business
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With Maria's packed schedule, it's time again for our Managers, Kev, Kelsey and Pooja to put on a black pot of coffee, loosen their ties and sit at the manager's desk to answer your letters. Jessica from New Jersey asks how you stay healthy in the age of pandemic. Sophie from Washington asks for tips on putting yourself first. Patty from Pennsylvania asks how to stay focused when busy? The Heal Squad asks Kelsey about 'SIBO' kits and Kev talks about the most important factor in business that only the rich are aware of. Keep your questions coming. Have a great week, Heal Squad!
Mar 14, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 57: Navigating Fatheads & 1% Business Decisions
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Hey Regular Guys and Gals, we fooled 'em again, made it through another week and onto another edition of Regular Guy Friday. Healthy responses to difficult people and when not offending others hurts you. Work for free and pay to work but never suffer fools. Conscious capitalism, patriarchal truth and the need for education and empathy. @TheKelseyMeyer an independent pro wrestler and @poojanayyar her manager? Plus RGF bonus: @undergaro 's #Liberace story and desire for butlers, robes and candelabras.
Mar 11, 2022
432. The Influence Of Your Favorite Childhood Shows + Maria Recalls Keven’s Surprising Celebrity Dating History
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Your favorite childhood shows are impacting you today?! Maria had this epiphany while re-watching the 70s TV sitcom “Bewitched” and realized that the main character’s trait, a common one among many of the protagonists of Maria’s fav childhood programs, contributed to her weak coping mechanisms. Kelsey and Pooja weigh in on how the shows they watched growing up impacted them & their generations. Plus, the trio discusses how TV can shape society’s ideals and norms. As a bonus, Maria recalls Keven’s surprising celebrity dating history. You’ll never guess who he dated! And which former NBA player prank called Kev. Listen to find out! We hope you enjoy and if you do, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. They really help us out! RESOURCES: Maria is continually updating her personally-curated page www.macys.com/bettertogether to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, if you are going to shop on the site, please go through our link. Even if you don’t buy anything from our page, it still helps if you use our link:) Link to Amy Cuddy’s Ep: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107?i=1000450012532 
Mar 10, 2022
431. Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry on The Best Way to Process Grief And The Right Time To See A Psychic
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On today’s episode the Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry sits down with Maria to talk about how to process grief. The two both experienced major loss and shared tools that helped them cope. They also recall what Tyler predicted for Maria 6 years ago and if his predictions came true. Lastly, he talks about staying true to himself and how he tunes out others’ opinions. We hope you enjoy!  RESOURCES: IG: @tylerhenrymedium BOOK: Here & Hereafter: How Wisdom from the Departed Can Transform Your Life Now – out March 29 SERIES: Netflix Reality Series, Life After Death, out March 11th 
Mar 09, 2022
430. How To Build Healthy Habits, Stay Grateful and Keep Your Skin Looking Ageless with “The Golden Girl of Wellness” Candice Kumai
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Today we are joined by the “The Golden Girl of Wellness” Candice Kumai and she reveals the key to building healthy habits. She and Maria talk easy skincare routines and tips and nighttime rituals that you can implement today! The two also discuss how they stay grounded in gratitude and the practices that help them enforce that muscle. Lastly, Candice and Maria bond over being first gen, discuss why we should be proud of our heritage and even share lessons they learned from their cultures that we don’t necessarily focus on in the West.  We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: Order her newest book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062669850/?ref=exp_influencer-0c39ba4e_lv_dp_vv_d  Website: www.CandiceKumai.com   IG: @candicekumai
Mar 08, 2022
429. How To Set Boundaries & Cultivate a More Positive Mindset (ala Maria Gives Kelsey a Therapy Session)
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Heal Squad, today’s chat show is a little different. Maria helps Kelsey through some issues she has been having with creating boundaries, something we all can relate to. Maria gives tangible tools that she learned in her own therapy session, along with tips on how to actually confront said person. They also chat about why setting boundaries is so difficult for them and why it may be for you too (hint: it usually stems from childhood…). Maria then reveals the one simple thing we can all do to shift our minds into a more positive headspace.   We hope this helps. If you know someone who would benefit from this episode, please share it with them <3
Mar 07, 2022
Pot Luck Saturday: Clearing Codependence, Raising Vibrations and Practicing the Full Body Yes
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Dr. Laura Berman led this month's Better Together Heal Event where she covered the pitfalls (and treatments) of codependence. Kev and Kelsey break down Dr. Laura's event. Why codependent love is transactional and where codependent self worth comes from. Why are we attracted to those who need taking care of? Why do we surrender our truth? What is the technique for separating from selfish people? What is the technique to attract higher beings? What is a full body Yes and how this process could cure most of your problems. Happy Saturday, Heal Squad!   
Mar 05, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 56: Curing Codependency Takes Practice
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The medicinal practice of speaking truth that disappoints others. The truth behind saying no. The truth behind dealing with what is vs. what you wish. The truth behind what you want vs. what you really want and how we generally receive the latter. BTW, not everyone deserves your truth. @poojanayyar 's truth behind 'the power of the pen'. @tonyrobbins truth behind priming exercises to alter moods. And truth is, there's no better primer than music from Boney M, Bacara and Thelma Huston to do so as @thekelseymeyer bday week continues! Bye Betches!
Mar 04, 2022
428. Your Spring Style Guide + A Step-By-Step To Find Your Own Style
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On today’s chat show the Better Together ladies sit down and talk spring 2022 fashion trends so you can be ready to enter the season in style! Maria also goes over step-by-step how to curate your own unique look. We so often follow what everyone else is wearing when really, we should be dressing for ourselves!  Plus, The girls discuss their latest Macy’s favs - from clothing to coffee machines. For anyone looking to revamp their wardrobe, Macy’s is the perfect place to do so. You’ll find pieces that are stylish AND affordable. And if you are in the market for higher end brands, they have those too! They have something for everyone. Maria is continually updating her personally-curated page www.macys.com/bettertogether to find the best of the best so you don’t have to do the work! And as a reminder, if you are going to shop on the site, please go through our link. Even if you don’t buy anything from our page, it still helps if you use our link:)
Mar 03, 2022
427. The Key to Looking and Feeling Your Best, How To Overcome Body-Shaming & Tips To Navigate Business as a Female Entrepreneur With Blogilates Founder Cassey Ho
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Today, social media fitness entrepreneur and founder of Blogilates Cassey Ho sits down with Maria and chats how to find joy in working out AND how to gain body and mental confidence. Cassey reveals the key to sustaining a workout plan. Maria shares her fitness journey and the secret to losing 40 lbs, and keeping it off. Cassey opens up about online hate and body-shaming, how it really got to her, and what helped her rise back up. And lastly, she talks what is next for Blogilates. We hope you enjoy part of this interview! Cassey Ho is a social media fitness entrepreneur, coach and influencer who advocates for finding joy in working out. She has helped millions through her YouTube channel and website Blogilates…many have said that especially through quarantine, she was their fitness and mental SAVIOR.   RESOURCES: IG: @blogilates Website: https://www.blogilates.com/  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@blogilates?lang=en  Clothing line at Target: https://www.target.com/b/blogilates/-/N-q643ler8trk  Pop Flex website: https://www.popflexactive.com/ 
Mar 02, 2022
426. How Blogilates CEO Went From Studying Pre-Med To Founding A Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Company, Going Against Your Parents Wishes
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Today, social media fitness entrepreneur and founder of Blogilates Cassey Ho sits down with Maria and chats how she made a 360 career change - going from studying pre-med to founding and running a multimillion dollar company, even though it went against her parents wishes. Cassey shares how she was able to do this, and reveals all the lessons she learned along the way.  Cassey Ho is a social media fitness entrepreneur, coach and influencer who advocates for finding joy in working out. She has helped millions through her YouTube channel and website Blogilates…many have said that especially through quarantine, she was their fitness and mental SAVIOR.   RESOURCES: IG: @blogilates Website: https://www.blogilates.com/  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@blogilates?lang=en  Clothing line at Target: https://www.target.com/b/blogilates/-/N-q643ler8trk  Pop Flex website: https://www.popflexactive.com/
Mar 01, 2022
Ask The Manager Mondays Ep. 4: How To Easily Adapt to Change & Break Into Any Industry
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Bet you thought you'd seen the last of us, huh? Well we are back and better than ever, baby. After some thinking, resting, and a scheduling conflict, your managers have been called back to duty for another episode of Ask the Manager Mondays. You heard that right! On today's show, Manager Kev, assistant manager Kels and associate producer / DJ Pooj share: the key to success in any area of life, advice to youngsters trying to break into the industry, how to handle rejection, how they themselves got their foot in the door, and lastly they break down one of the best lessons we learned on our sister show Better Together.  As a bonus, Kels shares her anti-aging and acne-preventing oil and clean hair products. We hope you enjoy our special edition of Ask the Manager Mondays!
Feb 28, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 55: Ascension Symptoms & Shame Keeping You on the Barstool
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This is why you may be experiencing headaches, fatigue, aches, nausea, shortness of breath and stomach issues right now.  This is why pain interferes with healing. This is when medicating helps and when it hurts. This is the reason you may be struggling to ascend. This is where your real strength comes from. This is the 150 dollar recliner to change your life. And this is RGF bonus content: episode 2 of 'God Save the Kweenz', woke motorcycle gangs, country bars and Pooja on the prowl while Kelsey watches the series from a $150 recliner of her own.  Bye Betches.
Feb 25, 2022
425. The Key to Sustaining Wealth & How To Recover From Failure with America’s Money Maven Patrice Washington
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We’ve all had to rebuild these last few years, and it hasn’t been easy. Our way of life was flipped on its head overnight. And while we have made much progress, construction isn’t over just yet. Lucky for us, America’s Money Maven herself Patrice Washington teaches us how she was able to financially and mentally recover after losing her 7-figure business at 25 years old and what she learned from her journey. We learn the difference between knowledge and wisdom, the main thing that helped Patrice back up on her feet, the secret to cultivating great relationships, how to sustain wealth and so much more.  RESOURCES: Website: www.patricewashington.com  To work more with Patrice, she has multiple courses on her site!!
Feb 24, 2022
424. The Steps To Begin Healing From Trauma and The Key To Breaking Addictive Patterns with Gabby Bernstein
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If you’re reading this, you’ve experienced trauma. We all have. Our entire way of being was flipped on its head 2 years ago, and still hasn't recovered. We were locked away and told not to leave our houses. It can feel hopeless, like there is no coming back from all that we have endured. We are here to tell you that is NOT true and that you can, in fact, thrive even while working through traumas. Lucky for us, author and spiritual leader Gabby Bernstein teaches how we can do just that. In today’s episode we go over: the difference between trauma with a “little t” and “big t,” and how both affect you equally. Why we must shift the shame around medication. The key to breaking addictive patterns. How trauma can affect your physical health. Gabby’s tips on handling dissociated memories. How to talk and comfort your inner child.  We hope you find this helpful and if you do, please share with someone you think could benefit. RESOURCES: Her new book, HAPPY DAYS is out NOW: https://gabbybernstein.com/happy-days-book/  Gabby’s Podcast Dear Gabby: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-gabby/id1561694805  IG: @gabbybernstein 
Feb 23, 2022
423. Reinvent Your Career, Avoid Failure, Shift Your Mindset & Overcome Anything with BossBabe Danielle Canty
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Our guest today went from being a chiropractor to running a multi-million dollar global empire in just 2 years at the age of 25. BossBabe founder Danielle Canty shares how she was able to do that and how you can too with practical, tangible action steps. We learn the first steps to changing your mindset. How to never fail again. How you actually may be taking yourself out of the game, before even starting. The most effective way to overcome perfectionism. How to find a mentor when you are new to an industry. Our new favorite time-management hack (that Maria, Kelsey and Pooja started using immediately after the show!)…and so much more!  Get your notepads out, Heal Squad, Danielle drops a lot of easy-to-apply tools that you can implement TODAY!  RESOURCES: IG: @ daniellecanty and @ bossbabe.inc Website: www.bossbabe.com  Podcast: The BossBabe Podcast
Feb 22, 2022
422. Advice for Living With Parents and Her Recent Therapy Breakthrough
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On today’s show, Maria shares her experience of living with her parents and gives advice to anyone who is acting as caretaker right now. She also reveals her latest emotional breakthrough and the exercise she is doing to help her break that old pattern, that anyone can apply without having to go to therapy. Kelsey shares her stories from traveling alone in Europe, and she and Pooja share the key to make traveling alone more fun. We hope you enjoy it! 
Feb 21, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 54: What is Ascension Syndrome & How it's Affecting Your Health
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Here's why you're exhausted, burnt out or sick at this point in time and history? Here is why you can't tolerate tasks and people like you used to. Here's why God loves heros and villains equally and what happens when you don't love the hero and villain within you. But whose kidding who? It's all about RGF bonus content where the real questions get answered. How does the  pilot episode of 'God Save the Kweenz' end? Why does @sonyadevillewwe replace @thekelseymeyer in the series? What consolation news does @poojanayyarr have for Kels?  Who remembers the Saturday a.m. series Run Joe Run and what did it REALLY mean to the castaways when they were rescued from #GilligansIsland.  Bye Betches ! #LeechFarming #krisp #kweenz
Feb 18, 2022
421. Why Being Realistic Will Stop You From Achieving Your Dreams + The Pets vs. Children Debate
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From how to manifest your dreams to whether or not pets can be considered children, we talk about it all today, Heal Squad. Maria and Kelsey share their magic castle experiences (and Kelsey reveals which huge celeb she talked to there), Maria opens up about her pregnancy and surrogacy journey, and the three discuss the children vs. pets debate sparked by Pope Francis. Maria also reveals why being realistic will actually stop you from achieving your dreams.  Plus, Kelsey shares her latest Macy’s find. She has been looking for this for a while and finally found the perfect one at Macy’s. Let us know what you’d like to see on Maria’s personally curated page. If you are looking for spring dresses or new boots, let us know at info@bettertogetherwithmaria.com and Maria will shift through the site for the perfect products! And as a reminder, if you are going to shop at the store, please go through our landing page www.macys.com/bettertogether. Even if you don’t buy anything from the page itself, it still helps if you use our link :)
Feb 17, 2022
420. You Can Manifest Your Dream Partner?!? Learn How with Relationship Expert Dr. Laura Berman
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Hold up, hold up - you can manifest your dream partner?!? Relationship Expert Dr. Laura Berman drops this gem on today’s episode and reveals the physics behind how you can actually think your dream man or woman into existence. Yup, it’s true. And for those who have a boo, Dr. Berman shares tangible tips on how to strengthen your relationship, especially when it comes to communicating your needs.  As a bonus, Maria and Kelsey share their Super Bowl weekend experience and all of the celebrity parties they attended (including the exclusive Sports Illustrated event)!  RESOURCES: IG: @drlauraberman Podcast: The Language of Love with Dr. Laura Berman Website: drlauraberman.com
Feb 16, 2022
419. Human Connection Specialist Reveals Why Your Past Is Hurting Your Current Relationship
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Ever wonder why you keep going after the people with glaring red flags? Or why your current relationship may be having problems and you don’t know where they stem from? Well Human Connection Special Mark Groves is going to explain all of that and more on today’s episode. We talk: why we attracted to people who hurt us like our parents. The trait that Mark has seen in all successful relationships. How to use a breakup constructively. Advice for over-functioners. Why relationships often lose “the spark” and how to rekindle it. We go in deep, Heal Squad, so get your notebooks out! RESOURCES: IG: @createthelove Website: www.createthelove.com  Podcast: Create The Love: Making Your Heart Make Sense https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mark-groves-podcast/id1282044290
Feb 15, 2022
418. Better Together Valentine’s Day Edition: How Maria Knew Keven Was The One & Why You May Find Your Soulmate This Week According To Astrology
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Happy Valentine’s Day, Heal Squad! Today, the girls sit down and chat about their love lives, past and present and (possibly) future. We also talk: Maria’s new fashion obsessions. Her latest self-tanner find. Why Maria needed a bodyguard growing up, but not for the reason you may think. Pooja’s high school drama. Why Kelsey needs a 2rd or 3rd string NFL player. The surprising celebrity athlete that hit on Maria. How Maria knew Keven was the one. Why astrology says you may find your soulmate in the next few days… and much more!  We love you Heal Squad and hope you have an amazing holiday. And even if you don’t have someone to spend it with, you won’t be alone because we are your valentines! We are sending you all virtual chocolates, flowers, and hugs <3
Feb 14, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 53: How Life Transformations Put You at Your Weakest
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Defining psychic attacks, JOMO, generational toxicities, vampire herd immunity and 'fatheads.' Explaining how narcissists killi truth tellers, anger can prompt positive action, energy exchanges lead to depression and mental illness and how biofeedback and kinesiology can detect. Plus the important stuff: Kev humble brags, Friday name drops, and the difference between Millenial and Gen Z IG posts. Plus an RGF bonus: more news on the drifter throwback TV series Kels, Kev and Pooj are working on. #QuantumLeap #HighwaytoHeaven #theFugitive #KweenzOntheGo  Have a #Krisp superbowl weekend, Kweenz!
Feb 11, 2022
417. Navigating Friendship Speed Bumps: How to Create Boundaries & Confront A Friend
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On today’s show, the Better Together girls sit down and talk about everything from mental health to safety in ride sharing to navigating friendships speed bumps. The team also shares their Valentine’s Day plans, or lack thereof… But it’s ok! We are each other’s Valentine’s, Heal Squad. They also chat about their Macy’s favs right now as Maria has updated her personally-curated page with items that she loves. She even got her Super Bowl party dress from Macy’s (PS - you can find it on her page)! You can find all of her latest finds on www.macys.com/bettertogether. And if you have anything you want to see, like more loungewear or cute going out tops, let us know by emailing info@bettertogetherwithmaria.com with the subject line “Macy’s Suggestion.”  RESOURCES: As you know Heal Squad, Macy’s has come on to support and we are so excited because we love them. If you do make any purchases there please do us a favor and shop through our link www.macys.com/bettertogether. Even if you don’t purchase anything on the page, just starting through that link will give us some credit and it really helps us. Thank you all!
Feb 10, 2022
416. How to Survive Toxicity at Work & Get Through Creative Blocks with Director Becky Read
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‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas' is now one of Better Together’s new favorite documentaries and thanks to our amazing producer Kelsey, we were able to snag the director herself for an interview! Becky Read is a brilliant Emmy-nominated director however, her success hasn’t come without its hardships. From overcoming creative blocks to preventing burn out, she shares a lot of valuable advice on how she maintains a healthy, work-life balance. Plus, she reveals some BTS secrets, how the stars were off-screen and even discloses the crazy stories she has from set (like how someone drove through a carwash with a Christmas tree attached to it?!) RESOURCES: Watch ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas on Apple TV now: https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/twas-the-fight-before-christmas/
Feb 09, 2022
415. Surviving and Thriving Through Grief with JoAnna Garcia Swisher
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You may know JoAnna Garcia Swisher from her role as Sam in “Are You Afraid of The Dark?” or Cheyenne in “Reba” or most recently, Maddie Townsend from Netflix’s “Sweet Magnolias,” but in our interview we see a different side of the actress. Maria and the star sit down and discuss their shared experience of losing a parent, or in JoAnna’s case two parents and a grandparent, during COVID and reveal what helped them get through the grief. 
Feb 08, 2022
414. The Truth About Living in LA, Our Craziest Celebrity Interactions & Maria’s Untold Industry Stories + A Proven Technique To Release Anger
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Heal Squad, we present to you our latest Better Together segment “Ask Maria Mondays” where Maria answers YOUR questions! For all of you “Ask the Manager Mondays” fans out there, we are on the verge of getting canceled so if you want us back on air, make sure to mention that in your reviews ;) Today is jam packed with lessons, so get your notebooks out. The proven, simple technique Maria’s uses to release anger. The one thing Maria did that she accredits all of her success to. The “easy” one-liner you can use to stand up to a bully. People come into your life for this reason. What to ask yourself when you are on the verge of quitting. How to deal with grief on the days it just hits harder.   On a lighter note, Maria almost threw up next to Al Rocker on “The Today Show”? Kelsey is dating One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan?! Maria saw which international super star’s bare butt?!? All of that and more on today’s episode!
Feb 07, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 52: How Shame Blocks Dreams & Why Anger May Open Them
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Here's why you wrongly 'explain' your side of the story. Here's why you wrongly 'explain' your true life dreams and goals. Here's why you shouldn't ever do, either. Here's why your explaining is you negotiating and why you shouldn't do that, either. Here's how anger can be the catalyst to remedy. Here's one reason suicides occur. Here's the sacrifice you make for acceptance. Here's a method to apply when you have a lot to do yet feel too overwhelmed. Here's the 90 day rule to apply when de-hoarding. Here's the 'back to one' process before sleep to insure a better morning. Here's to 'the minimalists' and the 'Daily Stoic.' Here's to why 'Ask the Manager Mondays' was launched and why it has been cancelled. Here's to all of us who try but never know why. Here's emulating one of those old TV series where the character travels town to town, helping others, searching for greater things may be a fine option. Listen through for RGF bonus material. Bye Betches.
Feb 04, 2022
413. This New Life-Improvement Resource will Change Your Life
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On today’s episode, Maria sits down with the team to talk about her new website www.mariamenounos.com!!! She shares what you can expect and how the site will serve as a resource for you to come to for tools and advice on how to improve in all areas of life. We have so many shows and we know that it can be hard to absorb all of the amazing lessons we learn from our experts, which is why we have pulled the biggest takeaways from each episode and compiled them in blog form. Maria will also be consistently blogging about her newest favorite lifestyle and fashion finds, so keep an eye out for those!  Lastly, Maria shares her latest Macy’s obsessions!  As you know Heal Squad, Macy’s has come on to support and we are so excited because we love them! Please support us by using our link if you do make any purchases on the site. It really helps us!  www.macys.com/bettertogether 
Feb 03, 2022
412. Astrologist On The February 2022 Retrograde
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What major world event is happening to the U.S. this month? Mercury is in retrograde, what does that mean for you? What happens to life after death? All of these questions and more are answered in part 2 of our interview with world-renowned astrologer and psychic medium Jessica Lanyadoo. And as a bonus, she even reads Maria’s chart on the show… you don’t want to miss it! RESOURCES:  Podcast: Ghost of a Podcast: Astrology & Advice with Jessica Lanyadoo: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ghost-of-a-podcast-astrology-advice-with-jessica-lanyadoo/id1422483488  Website: www.lovelanyadoo.com  IG: @ jessica_lanyadoo  
Feb 02, 2022
411. The Difference Between Intuition and Anxiety Explained by Psychic Medium and Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo
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Today we chat with world-renowned Astrologer and Psychic Medium Jessica Lanyadoo about HOW to lean into your psychic abilities, refine your intuition and THEN we will be talking about what the next couple of months look like astrologically … and Maria might even get a reading… you don’t want to miss it.  RESOURCES:  HOST OF Ghost of a Podcast: Astrology & Advice with Jessica Lanyadoo - on Apple Podcast  Website: www.lovelanyadoo.com  IG: @ jessica_lanyadoo 
Feb 01, 2022
Ask the Manager Mondays: Ep 3 Work Hard, Relax Hard
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Why is it easier to uphold promises to others instead of ourselves? What is mental violence? What are self fulfilling prophecies and how do we manifest them. When is shame a good thing? When did Maria know she 'made it' and what's the REAL story behind her getting there. Why work hard play hard may be a myth? What is the best natural remedy for preventing disease and prolonging life? Why focus on process over results creates wins and why focus on goals creates losses and how habits make up the process? Announcements on the new MariaMenounos.com, a Sunday show and our PSA movie to win the war on drugs must be produced by the Better Together Players.
Jan 31, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 51: The Power Behind Honoring Addictions
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When the people that matter mind and when to pay no mind to those that don't. When farmers lecture pigs. When you value process over results. When addictions help you. When working less does more. When you do half the work for your therapist. When the rules of the game are harder for some. When you make time as important as currency. When you spend more time to suss game peep game then get love bombed and ghosted. When West Elm Caleb, or any Hinge guy, makes you a playlist. When Johnny Thunder replaces Ava Max on days you don't feel like a #Kween. Bye Betches. #johnnythunders
Jan 28, 2022
410. Change Your Reality Through Thought
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Our thoughts control our reality? Today Maria shares what she learned from the course “The Formula” by Dr. Joe Dispenza, a man who literally healed his back with his mind when doctors said he would need surgery if he ever wanted to walk again. Maria is early in his course but what she learned thus far has relieved her life-long TMJ and subsided her security fears. For anyone looking to change their negative thought patterns, this episode is for you! RESOURCES: The Better Together Macy’s Link: www.macys.com/bettertogether Listen to Joe’s episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQmlDAzm_NA  Check out “The Formula” here: https://drjoedispenza.com/products/the-formula-online-course-by-dr-joe-dispenza
Jan 27, 2022
409. Tips on How To Pull Yourself Out Of Depression and Tools on How To Cope with Daily Anxiety with Jay Glazer
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In this vulnerable episode, TV personality and sports reporter Jay opens up about his own anxiety, admitting that he has a panic attack every time he is on TV. We learn more about his mental health journey and the tools he’s picked up along the way that allow him to cope with the daily stresses that come with depression, or “the gray” as Jay calls it, as well as how to find success in any industry. He reveals the one thing you can do to guarantee success, how you can start to heal your younger self, the blueprint for greatness, how to reach out for help, his 3 methods to alleviate mental darkness and so much more.  We hope this helps and if it does, please share with someone who could benefit.  RESOURCES: You can buy his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Unbreakable-Jay-Glazer/dp/0063062852 IG: @jayglazer
Jan 26, 2022
408. Brooke Shields on Growing Up in the Spotlight, Embracing Aging and Finally Feeling Empowered
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On today’s show we have actress, model, entrepreneur and mother Brooke Shields. Ever since her acting debut at 11 months old, she has lived her entire life in the spotlight. She shares what it was like growing up in the public eye, reveals how she got through the media scrutiny, and opens up about how she really feels about that infamous Barbara Walters interview. Brooke also talks about her own insecurities and what helped her stop comparing herself to others. Why just because you are able to do everything, doesn’t mean you should. Her tips on parenting. And how she is embracing her age instead of running from it, and how you can too! In September 2021, Brooke launched her own digital wellness brand “Beginning Is Now” which creates a supportive space for women over 40, inspiring women of every age to live their fullest lives on their own terms! RESOURCES: Website: www.beginningisnow.com IG: @brookeshields  Click here to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts :) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107 
Jan 25, 2022
Ask the Manager Mondays Ep.2: Regret vs. Failure
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And...how role models fit into your journey? How you maintain New Year goals? How you pursue dreams over 50? How rich kids have it? How to create work-home boundaries? How to maintain a work-life balance when pursuing dreams? Most importantly, how Better Together is considering reviving the 80's war on drugs, shooting a PSA set in high school, starring BT Players Maria Menounos, Kelsey Meyer, Pooja Nayyar as students, where, in the end, they unite to perform as a music group in order to summarize and share all the valuable lessons they learned? Just when you think we have all the answers, you change the questions. Ask the Manager and you shall receive...answers as well as a show transcript and a signed 8x10, too, IF you have a self addressed stamped envelope.
Jan 24, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 50!! + Work-Scam Balance
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The cost of being grateful. The three ways to break up with a friend. The truth about waking sleepwalkers and raising awareness to those who lack self-awareness. The truth over when the truth is not the best option. The technique to employ before any act of giving. The same technique to employ when dealing with narcissists, criminals and enemies. The four word technique to employ against bosses or anyone else who disagrees that Friday is your day. The practice of comedy defiance and the fact that Cinderella isn't the only one to attend Balls. Kelsey attended a Military Ball in college, Keven attended a Soccer Ball in high school, Poojah never attended a ball and the RGF Ball will be 'ah-mazing' but who's got the biggest balls of them all? Shuffle off to Buffalo and stay #Krisp. Bye Betches. #Kweenz 
Jan 21, 2022
407. What Is Personal Branding, Why It Is So Important & How To Create Yours Today with Business Development Coach Priscilla Presley
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Today, Co-Founder of The Forward Female, a coaching and creative agency for female entrepreneurs, Priscilla Presley is on the show to talk about our rebrand and Maria’s new website! Priscilla and her team gave Maria’s and Better Together’s brands a makeover and she shares what you can expect to come, particularly with Maria’s site (which will launch with all of the updates on Feb. 1)! We also discuss what a personal brand is, why you need one and the best way to create it. Priscilla shares how she was able to pivot during the pandemic and successfully transform her in-person business into a global online community in just one weekend.  Lastly, Maria reveals the one Macy’s that we all need.  We learn a lot on today’s episode, Heal Squad! We hope you enjoy. RESOURCES: Website: forwardfemale.com/  For anyone interested in their services, you can reach out here: hello@forwardfemale.com  IG: www.instagram.com/forwardfemale/  Please use our Macy’s URL when shopping on the site!: www.macys.com/bettertogether
Jan 20, 2022
406. How to Break Up with Your Friends and How Friendships Affect Health with Erin Falconer
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“How To Break Up With Your Friends" author Erin Falconer joins the Heal Squad to share the starting link between your friendships and your productivity. The existence and handling of 'legacy friendships.' The need to examine invites: is your attendance at that kid bday party, baby or bridal shower 'meaningful'? How 50% of those with fewer social connections experience this. How you are the co-creator of your friendship problems. How cutting toxic friends off is only step one and how this second step is even more important. How friends not showing up may be more on you and the best means to communicate with friends.    We hope you enjoy!   RESOURCES: Link to Erin’s new book “How To Break Up With Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection and Boundaries in Modern Friendships” : https://www.amazon.com/How-Break-Your-Friends-Friendships-ebook/dp/B096NH11Z3 Erin’s Instagram: @erinfalconer Leave a review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107 
Jan 19, 2022
405. Barbara Corcoran on How She Created Her Business Empire + Her Secrets To Success
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Business mogul, Shark Tank star and budding TikToker Barbara Corcoran joins us on the show today to teach YOU how to succeed in business! How to start your business the right way. Why the “down and dirty” approach trumps the “intelligent” approach. How you can determine if a business will be successful with just 2 questions. Why business school is not necessary. The one thing you should be looking for when hiring people. The key to getting over rejection. Why your biggest drawback may actually be your superpower. And who Barbara thinks was the best celebrity shark (PS - it is NOT who you would think)... RESOURCES: IG: @barbaracorcoran Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-unusual-with-barbara-corcoran/id1378685290 
Jan 18, 2022
Ask The Manager Mondays Ep. 1: The Simple Trick To Getting Out Of A Funk & How To Deal With Jealous People
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Heal Squad, brace yourselves. You've endured Regular guy Fridays and Pot luck Saturdays but are you ready for “Ask The Manager Mondays?” Kev steps in and channels Dana Hersey's old show from Boston's WSBK ch. 38 by answering YOUR questions. How do you get out of a funk? How can you overcome seasonal depression? How do you find patience when you’re ready for a big move, but lack the means? How do you deal with jealous people, or as the cool kids say, what do you do when someone is totally jelly donuts? Is regret worse than failure? You’ll have to wait until next Monday for that answer. Is this the first and last episode of “Ask The Manager Mondays”? That’s up to you! Let us know if you like it and if you do, maybe this will become a permanent part of Better Together… 
Jan 17, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 49: The Power of Detachment
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How most people are too rooted in beliefs to ever see the truth. How the truth won't exonerate you when dealing with narcissists - or their followers. Why sometimes followers of narcissists deserve your empathy. When and who to share the truth with. How swearing less, impacts more. How @theMinimalists, @DailyStoics and @StevenBartlett share the same secret to overcome traumas.. When your bosses yell at you over the phone, mute yourself, stick your tongue out and twerk to Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's performance. When you want to be inspired to not care what others think, watch the performance again! Talking RGF Forgiveness Tour '22, update on our 'How to Build Your Throne in a Sea of Kweenz' upcoming RGF book deal, Junkie Outward Bound, Fun Boy Island and knowing that when you're backed against the wall, Comedy Must Rule. Bye Betches. Stay #Krisp. 
Jan 14, 2022
404. Can You Actually Find Love Online Dating? Plus The Biggest Fashion Drawback You Never Knew You Had
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Shop Maria’s Macys Faves: http://macys.com/bettertogether  The online dating craze is in full swing as apps up their game with new features that can lead to…uh…some cringe worthy voice messages. Luckily, our producer Kelsey saves said messages so we can play them for the Heal Squad ;) Maria shares what you need to do to find success in online dating. She reveals how her and Keven have created and sustained a healthy partnership after 23 years. We talk why the time in your life when you got the most compliments on your fashion is drastically hurting you now. And lastly, we share our newest obsession and sponsor Macy’s and how they have the shopping service that you will no longer be able to live without.  As you know Heal Squad, Macy’s has come on to support the show and we are so excited because we love them! If you do decide to make any purchases from Maria’s picks, please do so using our link. It really helps us! http://macys.com/bettertogether
Jan 13, 2022
403. Tapping Into The World Of Power Animals & How To Use Them As Your Spirit Guide
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Alyson Charles, also known as Rock-Star Shaman, is a world-leading author, teacher, medium and shaman who is called to bring sacred rituals and shamanic teachings to the mainstream in powerfully unique ways. Alyson has shared shamanic journeys for audiences larger than 15,000 and was the resident energy guru for the world's top wellness platform. In part 2 of our interview, Alyson reveals how she actually co-wrote her new book “Animal Power: 100 Animals To Energize Your Life And Awaken Your Soul” with animal spirits. She then discusses how we can all tap into our animal guides and call to them in times of confusion or when we are in need of guidance. Alyson even does a live reading for Maria and shares which animals came through for her, and what they revealed about her life... This is a powerful one and we hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: Order Alyson’s new book: https://www.alysoncharles.com/animalpower   Website: https://www.alysoncharles.com/  IG: @iamalysoncharles
Jan 12, 2022
402. What Is Shamanism, How To Start Your Spiritual Journey & What To Expect During Your Awakening with Rock-Star Shaman Alyson Charles
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Alyson Charles, also known as Rock-Star Shaman, is a world-leading author, teacher, medium and shaman who is called to bring sacred rituals and shamanic teachings to the mainstream in powerfully unique ways. Alyson has shared shamanic journeys for audiences larger than 15,000 and was the resident energy guru for the world's top wellness platform.  In part 1 of our interview with Alyson, she talks about her own spiritual awakening and journey to shamanism, and how you can discover that path for yourself as well. For anyone who is looking to tap into their spirituality, this episode is for you! RESOURCES: Order Alyson’s new book: https://www.alysoncharles.com/animalpower   Website: https://www.alysoncharles.com/  IG: @iamalysoncharles
Jan 11, 2022
401. Toxic Friendships: How To Let Go Of Them & What To Expect When You Move on
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You are consciously trying to improve yourself and your life. As a result, you get pushback from people you're close to. On today’s episode, we talk about how those around you react to your growth. How many only learn to adjust, rather than change and how that can be okay. How you may be too available. How you must go where you're celebrated not tolerated. How some around you are jealous of the work you're doing and unwilling to do it themselves. How great spirits always get opposition from mediocre minds. How your happiness is always directly related to your peer group. How proximity can maintain some friendships. How this may be the episode to replay and share!
Jan 10, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 48: The Proven Means to Stop Consuming
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Romper, bomper, stomper boo, Regular Guys and Gals tell me do! On this RGF: THIS is the reason we over-consume and THIS is the proven means to stop. THIS way of consuming makes you sad. THIS way brings you joy. THIS untold truth about human beings brings you peace. THIS technique to employ when arguing. THIS is what true power looks like. THIS is why you must be angry and THIS is what to do after that. THIS is the non cheugy way to do peace sign selfies, THIS is the real reason the Fonz jumped the shark and THIS just in: the American F Machine, @stephenlemieuxphoto, is heading to work on @Fboyisland. OMG is right. Happy Friday, betches. 
Jan 07, 2022
400. How To Transform Your Weakness into Your Greatest Strength
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How many of you feel like you’ve lived in fight or flight your whole life? Maria has and always considered this to be one of her weaknesses. What if we told you that you could transform that weakness, and any you feel you have, into your greatest strengths? Maria teaches us how to do just that in today’s episode. Hint - it is MUCH easier than you think to do so! We hope you enjoy.
Jan 06, 2022
399. The 7 Mindset Changes To Achieve Lasting Weight Loss with Dr. Gary Foster
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Today we are chatting with the Chief Scientific Officer at WW, formerly Weight Watchers International, Dr. Gary Foster about health and wellness for the New Year. For those looking to lose weight and keep it off, THIS is the episode for you! He reveals, with scientific backing, the key to achieve lasting weight loss. Trust us, it is not what you think. Lastly, Maria shares her own journey and explains the steps she took to lose 40 pounds! RESOURCES: His book, The Shift 7 Powerful Mindset Changes for Lasting Weight Loss is out NOW!!  Link: https://www.amazon.com/Shift-Powerful-Mindset-Changes-Lasting/dp/1250277752  Twitter: @DrGaryFoster
Jan 05, 2022
398. The White Lotus’s Brittany O’Grady on How to Step Into Your Own Power and Deal with Bullies
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On today’s show, Maria sits down for one of our most vulnerable interviews to date with The White Lotus star Brittany O’Grady. She reveals, for the first time ever, her struggles with body-image issues. Brittany also discusses her experiences with bullying, both growing up and in the industry, and shares what helped her heal. We learn why pain and suffering are actually happening FOR you. And lastly, Maria reminds us that you have the power to use your voice and own your power.  
Jan 04, 2022
397. The No Pressure Guide to New Year's Resolutions
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Feel like you've failed at 2022 before it's even started? Haven't got a handle on what you wanna do or accomplish? Here's why that's a good thing. Why you can be more productive by doing less. Why YouTube Yoga Nidra may be THE cure for anxiety. Why alcohol tastes better, the less you drink it and when it tastes best in your 20's. Why you cant always do it alone and why life organizer friends and professionals are worth it.  Why Miley Cyrus is amazing hosting New Year's Eve celebrations.
Jan 03, 2022
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 47: The Final and Most Important Year End Lessons
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Hey Kweenz, we fooled 'em again - we made it through another YEAR and to the last Regular Guy Friday of 2021. The Ava Max line from 'King's and Queen's' you wrongfully ignored. The definition of Real Friends vs Rock Star Friends and why it's okay to have both. The New Year's resolution to be more out for self is best applied when you lack this intention. The social media postings of your year end accomplishments are great when you lack this other intention. The social media postings of your year end accomplishments are even greater when you apply this '1% barometer.' The list of people you create before the year's end may predict success for the following year. The thought that maybe it's less about being more out for self and more about being more self-reliant. The theory that every time you go on a trip, you return a different person. The magic mirror Miss Jean used to thank the Romper Room audiences works just as well to thank RGF audiences.  The fact that Kelsey forgot the RGF signature sign-off message, after almost 40 shows, means maybe we have another 40 shows to do. The three things you MUST continue in the New Year: 1) Be a Kween 2) Stay Krisp 3) Keep scamming (while doing the work). Bye 2021, Betches! See you at Club Freeze. #Krisp #Kweenz
Dec 31, 2021
396. When Details Derail Dreams and New Year's Eve Manifestations
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Why Thursdays you don't need make-up, just ask Jess Glynn. Why making a 'life annoyance list' is the most important New Year step toward a better you, just ask Maria. Why removing those items from your life is the second most important step, just listen to Maria. Why making a list of small, attainable goals is the third most important step, just ask Keven. Why making certain, specific life adjustments may help you find your ideal mate, just ask Kelsey. Why you may want to mesh your creative pursuits into your day job, just ask Pooja. Why it's still all about hard work and sacrifice to achieve success yet as much about detachment. Why the last two years may have set you back, yet also set you forward. Why Freeze remains the best underground nightclub in LA, why Komebacks are spelled with a 'K', why calling things 'Krisp' is huge with Eastern European teens. So Heal Squad, here's to our last BT show of '21 and to Krisp Kween Komebacks in '22. See you at Freeze. #Krisp #KomebackKweenz
Dec 30, 2021
395. How the Past is Not Real ...Now
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Happy Wednesday as Better Together's Very Covid Christmas Week continues to deliver you fresh new episodes daily. How Wednsdays are the day to get it right, just ask Johnny Cash. How being sick at home while the rest of the world is on vacation may not be the worst thing, just ask Keven. How being sick at home may force you to be present and how being present may force you to appreciate more, just ask Maria. How being the one to help others even when no one helps you is cause for appreciation, not bitterness, just ask Marcus Aurelius. How you can't allow anyone to put you in a box, just ask Leeza Gibbons. How you may see yourself as weak when all along others saw you as strong, just ask the cast of One Tree Hill. How no matter what traumas you've endured, you're still standing and why that's the biggest win of all, just ask Elton John. How you never lose unless you quit, just ask Bob Backlund. How Mr. Miyagi trained with movement, spirituality and nature as enemies trained with violence and who really wins by the end, just watch Karate Kid III. After that, watch #CobraKai which drops this weekend. Stay #Krisp Heal Squad!
Dec 29, 2021
394. Riding Life's Roller Coaster and Navigating the New Normal
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A Very Covid Christmas Week continues as does Better Together's commitment to deliver new content daily. How recliner's are so underrated, just ask Keven. How roller coasters and life are similar and how managing the highs, lows , exhilarations and fears are essential, just ask Maria. How managing fear may be the key to life, just ask Sly Stallone. How embracing a new normal and dealing with what is, rather than what was, is crucial. How anxiety blocks creativity and your dreams and how scheduling your creative endeavors may be essential. How detachment from success may lead to more of it and why wasted talent may be the biggest faux pas of all. How 'goin' to the club on a Tuesday got the girl in the cut and she ain't choosey' may not make sense to you but does to Turkish DJ Burak Yeter.  And BTW, why does Tuesday get such a bad rap? Why shouldn't we Kweenz hit the club on Tuesday? THESE are the important questions. Stay #Krisp #HealSquad. 
Dec 28, 2021
393. The True Meaning of a Very Covid Christmas
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Didn't have the perfect Instagram Christmas? Neither did we! Maria, Keven, Winnie and Max are down for the count but prove we are still Better Together, delivering fresh new episodes - albeit from bed. When we get sick over holidays and vacation it's for this very reason. How these home treatments may be able to navigate you through flu and colds. How pet's getting ill or injured over holidays can sometimes be remedied at home. How texting loved ones who have passed may help you cope. How your Christmas may have been better than you think and a reminder of the holiday's true meaning. The official date Christmas ends and when to take down decorations. Installing steam showers, buying portable steamers online, the best means to refinish hardwood floors, cool retro songs about Mondays, how underrated singer Mama Cass was, a reminder that Lowes will have Christmas trees and decorations on it's floors by August and the usual random ramblings received when Keven gets to co-host. Happy Christmas week!
Dec 27, 2021
391. Take Control of Your Fear and Live with Love with Mark Nepo
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Mark Nepo has moved and inspired millions of readers and seekers all over the world with his bestselling books. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time," "a consummate storyteller," and "an eloquent spiritual teacher." Today, he sits down with Maria to teach the Heal Squad how to stop fear from ruling and why leading with love will not only make life more enjoyable, but will improve our relationships. And lucky for us, in this interview, he reveals practices that we can be doing daily that will help us lean more into love! We hope you enjoy this interview! RESOURCES: You can sign up now for the new webinar at www.Live.MarkNepo.com Website: marknepo.com Instagram: @mark_nepo
Dec 27, 2021
392. Annual Christmas Eve Eve Show
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Heal Squad and Better Together Fans, put down your notepads and put up your feet, cuz it's Christmas Eve Eve! Former show producer Jeff Graham joins today's episode with Kev, Pooja and Kelsey to explain: How Christmas Eve Eve is it's own holiday. . How to celebrate Christmas Eve Eve and how Christmas Eve Eve may be even BETTER than Christmas? How going home to be with parents is a means to recapture Christmas. How some childhood bedrooms are preserved like a time capsule from your past while others are redecorated like a room from the Sheraton. How Christmas ornaments can salute the past and maintain tradition in the most practical way. How working on Christmas can be just as special and how we should treat others we meet that do. How less shopping at the mall can conjure more Christmas spirit. How being a cool mom is cool as long as you're still a Mom. How Better Together will deliver fresh content throughout the holidays. Oh who cares! Merry Christmas Eve Eve and same onto you.
Dec 27, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 46: A Regular Guy & Gal Christmas
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Hey Kweenz, Christmas Eve is here and, as promised, so is RGF. How going home, or being with people from your past, can return you to your eight year old self and what can be done to resist. How not stepping on false accusations can make them truths. How much the name of your business, or title of your project, equates to success. Just ask @prettylittlebakers. How there's a difference between civilians and samurai and the importance of knowing both. How carnies named Popcorn and Clyde can teach us the difference between a Tuesday and a Saturday and how knowing the right answer factors into achieving the loftiest goal.   Are you, or have you ever been, a Pick Me Girl or Guy? Are you, or have you been, a Main Character? Is there anything more important than being popular or getting likes?  A HUGE RGF book announcement, tentative title: How to Build Your Throne in a Land of Kweenz. Rankin and Bass tells us that Christmas is what you make it and RGF tells us this, or any, holiday season you're never alone. LOOK FOR FRESH BETTER TOGETHER CONTENT DURING THE ENTIRE HOLIDAY WEEK! Bye Christmas Betches.
Dec 27, 2021
390. Maria's New Year Plan and Navigating Life Disruptions
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It's Christmas week and Maria, along with Keven, sit on their recliners, treeside, to discuss using this time wisely to set up for the best New Year. Maria shares tips on how she will implement improvements and how you can, too. It's not just about New Year's Resolutions, it's about Marriage Resolutions, too. Resolutions can be skipped altogether when in this situation. Coming back from life's devastations begins with these two steps. Purpose may be something you discover ONLY at the end of your life. You are most likely living your purpose now and just don't know it. These actions will lead you to discover success and fulfillment. Couples need to remove this one thing from their bedrooms. Olivia Culpo will be watching 'It's a Wonderful Life' with Maria and these are the Christmas specials to watch. Happy shopping!!
Dec 27, 2021
389. Create Your New Year Life Plan: Step 2 - Make Your Dreams a Reality
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On today’s episode, Keven sits down and shares his New Year’s planning secrets!!! He has been following this plan since the beginning of Maria's career, which led to her achieving her dreams… so it is safe to say that it works. He lays down in detailed steps how he guarantees improvement with each year and reveals just how we can effectively move towards attaining our goals and aspirations. We hope you enjoy part 2 of this interview! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 20, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 45: The Art of Non Negotiation
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Hay Kweenz, it's a Christmas prep edition of RGF.  The reason your skin is crawling may be because you're shedding it. How to keep old friends in your new life. Meet and Greets could be the solution you never thought of, just ask Kelsey.   That one tiny, life victory could be the first step on the road to your superbowl, just ask Steve Grogan. This new way to do 'drive-through' could change someone's life,  '29th Street' and 'Fat Man' could be the most underrated Christmas movies and the RGF Forgiveness Tour could be coming to a city near you in '22, just ask Kev.  Better yet just savor everyday till Christmas and that remember Christmas Eve 'Eve' IS a holiday (just ask Jeff Graham) and right around the corner!  Bye Betches!!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 17, 2021
388. Create Your New Year Life Plan: Step 1 - Organize Your Life
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On today’s episode, Keven sits down and shares his New Year’s planning secrets!!! He has been following this plan since the beginning of Maria's career, which led to her achieving her dreams… so it is safe to say that it works. He lays down in detailed steps how he guarantees improvement with each year and reveals just how we can effectively move towards attaining our goals and aspirations. We hope you enjoy part 1 of this 2 part interview! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 16, 2021
387. Cultivate Self-Love: Free and Easy-to-Apply Self-Care Practices with Koya Webb
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On today’s episode, Maria sits down with internationally recognized yoga teacher, celebrity holistic health coach, author, speaker, and vegan activist Koya Webb, whose mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness and eco-friendly living to combat some of the world’s biggest challenges including mental health, anxiety, and social injustices. In part 1 of this interview, Koya and Maria chat about how we can heal our past traumas and how aligning with love will help mend old wounds and allow you to tap into your highest self. Koya also teaches us how we can achieve self-love and the free, easy-to-apply practices we can start doing TODAY to get there. We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: Website: www.koyawebb.com BOOK: “Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth” - out NOW: https://www.amazon.com/Let-Your-Fears-Make-Fierce/dp/1401956955 IG: @koyawebb --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 15, 2021
386. How to Align with Love and Tap Into Your Highest Self with Koya Webb
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On today’s episode, Maria sits down with internationally recognized yoga teacher, celebrity holistic health coach, author, speaker, and vegan activist Koya Webb, whose mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness and eco-friendly living to combat some of the world’s biggest challenges including mental health, anxiety, and social injustices. In part 1 of the 2-part interview, Koya and Maria chat about how we can heal our past traumas and how aligning with love will help mend old wounds and allow you to tap into your highest self. Koya also teaches us how to live with love and use fear as motivation. We hope you enjoy!! RESOURCES: Website: www.koyawebb.com BOOK: “Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth” - out NOW: https://www.amazon.com/Let-Your-Fears-Make-Fierce/dp/1401956955 IG: @koyawebb --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 14, 2021
385. Mastering the Art of Manifesting + The Key to Manifest Successfully
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On today’s episode, Maria sits down and talks about manifestation! She shares what she learned from the great Wayne Dyer and discusses his take on manifestation + reveals the proper way to manifest. We hope you enjoy! RESOURCES: Wayne Dyer Video: https://youtu.be/zNrEFpkgWQo --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 13, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 44: Owning the Positive Past and the True Way to Manifest
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BREAKING NEWS: Ava Max met with Kev, in person, to discuss her hit song, RGF anthem and Kween manifesto, 'Kings and Queens.'  The duo debated the song's genesis, meaning and what it takes to be a Kween. How and why to own the positive parts of your past. 'The Secret' has one way to manifest success. Stoics have another. But THIS is the truest means to manifest desires. Sly Stallone shares the most important trait needed for success. Random texts of kindness are best sent with this intention. Paris Hilton is 'sliving', Gen Z's aren't 'cheugy' but EVERYONE is 'Krisp'.  It's Friday everyday till Jan 3 and some mean people aren't so hard to figure out. They're just dicks. Bye Betches. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 10, 2021
384. Maria’s Career Journey & Road to Entrepreneurship: Her Advice to Fellow Females and Working Women
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On today’s show, we round out “bad ass female entrepreneur week’ with Maria’s story and her career journey! Kelsey and Pooja have collected some questions from interns, Patreon members, and you guys on social media that she answers in this interview. We go over career advice, how to push through fear, how to avoid burnout and so much more! If you enjoyed this episode please give it a thumbs up and tell us your favorite part in the comment section below. We love hearing from you :) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 09, 2021
383. Successfully Balance Your Business, Relationship, Family & Life with The Skinny Confidential Lauryn Bosstick
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On today’s episode, Maria sits down with founder of The Skinny Confidential (TSC) Lauryn Bosstick. For those that don’t know, TSC is one of the most distinctive blogs online today and has been featured in SHAPE, Women’s Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, The Gary Vee Show & People Magazine. Lauryn turned a small health & fitness blog into a total lifestyle with an incredible community and for the last 12 years, TSC has rightfully solidified its title as a digital global empire. In this interview, Lauryn shares all of the lessons she learned along her journey and shares what she found has worked and doesn’t work when it comes to business strategy and brand building. If you enjoyed this episode, please click that like button and let us know your favorite part in the comments below:) RESOURCES: Her NEW Hot Shave Razor just came out + her ice roller is on www.shopskinnyconfidential.com Website: https://www.theskinnyconfidential.com/ IG: @theskinnyconfidential & @laurynbosstick --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 08, 2021
382. How Kendra Scott Went From A Small Business To A Billion Dollar Company
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On today’s episode, Maria sits down and chats with business mogul and entrepreneur Kendra Scott. Kendra transformed her small jewelry company, run out of her basement, into a billion-dollar, globally-recognized brand. with us today. From how to hire the right people to creating a work-life balance, she gives us SO many invaluable career tips. Whether you are a seasoned business owner, a young entrepreneur, or someone who has an idea that you want to bring to life, this episode is for you. RESOURCES: IG: @kendrascott --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 07, 2021
381. Getting Through the Holidays After the Passing of a Loved One
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This was Maria’s first Thanksgiving without her mother and today, she discusses what that experience was like, reveals what helped bring her comfort, and shares a sweet moment she had with her mom. Pooja and Kelsey talk about their breaks and how they spent this holiday, and Pooja chats about what it was like going home for the first time since moving to LA. Both her and Maria also reveal how they were able to beat the holiday travel rush (they faced NO lines at the airport!). Maria then gives an update on their Connecticut home renovation and talks more party planning tips as the movie premiere for her Lifetime Christmas film “The Holiday Fix Up” is coming up. The team also talks gift ideas, Maria’s favorite home decor brands, where to shop for designer fashion while on a budget, and much more. We hope you enjoy and if you do, please give this video a thumbs up and let us know in the comments! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 06, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 43: Random Texts of Kindness and the Fight Before Christmas
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Hay Kweenz, time for another edition of Regular Guy Friday. Random Texts of Kindness are worth sending. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Apple TV is worth watching - and essential viewing for any aspiring Narcissist Hunter OR anyone who finds themselves in the crosshairs of a narcissist. Note: half of you or a loved one will one day be there.  There's what you want and what you really want. Knowing the latter will dictate your fate. The question you're not asking yourself daily that's preventing your success. Not enough Fridays till Christmas. Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 03, 2021
380. Put Your Ego Aside and Shift Into A Positive Mindset
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On today’s episode, Keven, Kelsey and Pooja break down our interview with Anthony Trucks and share what spoke to them the most. We dive into how guilt can actually make you a better person (so long as it is not crippling you), why admitting your shortcomings is the first step to healing, and how you can actually create new reactions to triggers instead of acting in anger or frustration. We hope you enjoy this episode! RESOURCES: Website: https://anthonytrucks.com/ Buy Anthony’s book here: https://identityshiftbook.com/ IG: @anthonytrucks Listen to his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aww-shift/id1453722690 Check out our interviews with Anthony here: --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 02, 2021
379. How to Forgive Someone Who Hurt You & Overcome Guilt with Former NFL Athlete & Motivational Speaker Anthony Trucks
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On today’s episode, Anthony Trucks sits down with Better Together’s back-up quarterback for an incredibly moving interview FULL of so many “aha” moments and breakthroughs. We talk how to navigate relationships and how forgiving those who have wronged you can actually be healing. Anthony also teaches us how to eliminate guilt and create a work-life harmony that will lead us towards creating a more balanced, well-rounded life. Resources: Website: https://anthonytrucks.com/ Buy Anthony’s book here: https://identityshiftbook.com/ IG: @anthonytrucks Listen to his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aww-shift/id1453722690 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Dec 01, 2021
378. How to Overcome Past Demons To Find Happiness and Success with Former NFL Athlete & Motivational Speaker Anthony Trucks
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Our guest today teaches us how to make shift happen!!! You heard that right. Former NFL athlete, American Ninja Warrior and international speaker Anthony Trucks uses cutting edge science and psychology to help you reach your full potential so that you can elevate your life and business. After being given away to foster care at 3 years old, suffering abuse from his foster parents, being adopted into an all-white family at 14, losing his NFL career to an injury and much more, Anthony had to learn how to shift and adapt from a very young age. Now, he teaches us how to do the same. In this episode, we learn the 3 steps you can take to make shifts in our own lives. This extremely emotional and vulnerable episode is a must-watch, especially if you feel stuck. Please share with anyone you think would benefit. RESOURCES: Website: https://anthonytrucks.com/ Buy Anthony’s book here: https://identityshiftbook.com/ IG: @anthonytrucks Listen to his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aww-shift/id1453722690 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 30, 2021
377. Identifying and Ending Toxic Friendships
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On today’s episode, Maria and Kelsey talk about some trouble they have had or are currently having with people they consider close friends. Maria gives Kelsey advice on how to handle her specific situation and also shares wisdom that will help anyone who has dealt with disappointment in friendships. We also talk about how to re-prioritize YOU and those closest to you. For anyone who struggled with toxic friends, this episode is for you. If this helped you in anyway, please like and comment. RESOURCES: Link to our episode with Shauna Niequist: https://youtu.be/pbbB-aSsA7E --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 29, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 42: Gratitude: A Choice and Your Best Medicine
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Hay Kweenz, Happy Scamsgiving weekend and Happier Black Friday!  Be grateful for the bad things in your life along with the good and watch this happen. The best thing about many of your friends and family may be you. This the best way to deal with being ghosted. Watch the new director's cut of Rocky 4 on Amazon. Bye Betches. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 26, 2021
376. Heal Yourself: Practical, Free Tools for Self-Healing w/ The Holistic Psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera
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In part two of our interview with Dr. Nicole LePera aka the Holistic Psychologist, Nicole breaks down how to form a healthy, lasting relationship. We go into how your childhood trauma can carry into adulthood and how that can negatively affect your relationships. We also discuss codependency (and how to break free from it) and trauma bonds. Luckily, Nicole teaches us how we can start to reverse these unhealthy habits and shares easy to apply, practical tools that will help you on your healing journey. If you are struggling from any sort of anxiety or depression, or if you are having trouble in your relationships and don’t know why, this is the episode for you. We hope you learn as much as we did. And if you did, please make sure to like and comment :) RESOURCES: Self Healer Circle - opening enrollment soon - can sign up for waitlist now: https://theholisticpsychologist.com/waitlist/ Website: www.theholisticpsychologist.com IG: @the.holistic.psychologist --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 24, 2021
375. Secrets To A Healthy, Successful Relationship + Stop Being Codependent w/ Dr. Nicole LePera aka The Holistic Psychologist
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In part one of our interview with Dr. Nicole LePera aka the Holistic Psychologist, Nicole breaks down how to form a healthy, lasting relationship. We go into how your childhood trauma can carry into adulthood and how that can negatively affect your relationships. We also discuss codependency (and how to break free from it) and trauma bonds. Luckily, Nicole teaches us how we can start to reverse these unhealthy habits and shares easy to apply, practical tools that will help you on your healing journey. If you are struggling from any sort of anxiety or depression, or if you are having trouble in your relationships and don’t know why, this is the episode for you. We hope you learn as much as we did. And if you did, please make sure to like and comment :) RESOURCES: Self Healer Circle - opening enrollment soon - can sign up for waitlist now: https://theholisticpsychologist.com/waitlist/ Website: www.theholisticpsychologist.com IG: @the.holistic.psychologist --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 23, 2021
374. Party Planning 101: How To Plan The Perfect Party
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Anyone who knows Maria knows she plans the BEST parties. Seriously. She is known for her legendary throwdowns and today, she reveals ALL of her party planning secrets and tips. From preventing noise complaints from neighbors to picking the music to arranging the food and drinks (yes, even placement is important), you are guaranteed to come out of this episode fully-equipped and ready to plan the perfect get-together. The team also discusses their Thanksgiving plans and shares how they are going to spend their holidays. We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you did, please give it a thumbs up and share your favorite part in the comment section :) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 22, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 41: Bday Edition & the Power of Negative Visualization
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Hey Kweenz, it's Regular Guy Friday Burf-day Edition where Kev discusses how to find meaning in the day and also that...we don't control what happens but we do control this. How we react to 'this' dictates how our lives will end up. Be less reachable, have more success and happiness. Why setbacks are 'chosen' for you and better when they happen to you. That moment between stimulus and response. The mindset needed in all decisions in order to be most productive. The Daily Stoic is a must watch on YouTube. Rocky vs Drago is a must watch on Amazon. The former inspires you on how to move forward in life, the latter inspires you to go back and make things right. Both teach us, it's never too late. Regulars Guy and Gal vacation tips, cool moms who make out with frat boys and going home for the holidays while you can. Bye Betches! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 19, 2021
373. Dealing with Anxiety and Bullying in the Age of Social Media with Content Creator and TikTok phenomenon Rod
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On today’s show, Kev aka Mr. Maria Menounos sits down with TikTok star Rod to talk about anxiety and bullying and their tools to overcome it, especially in the age of social media. Rod posts to his 1.1 million followers on TikTok daily, leaving him vulnerable to the not-so-nice side of the Internet. As a result, he has dealt with online toxicity and even bullying, something many can relate to. Luckily, Rod shares the tools he has learned to combat this negativity and keep a healthy mindset! For anyone suffering with anxiety or who knows someone dealing with it, this episode is for you. RESOURCES: @justme.rod on TikTok and IG --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 18, 2021
372. Alyson Stoner: The Struggles of Leaving Hollywood & Her Personal Journey To Mental Health Advocacy
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Chances are you may recognize today’s guest Alyson Stoner from one of her many roles on the Disney Channel and other blockbuster hits like the Cheaper By The Dozen franchise, Camp Rock, Step-Up or from Missy Elliott’s music video for “Work It.” Well today, the former child super-star sits down with Maria to talk about how she navigated the industry, the struggles she faced as she transitioned out of Hollywood, the steps she took to successfully start over and her journey to mental health advocacy. We especially dive deep into the mind-body connection, which is the basis of Alyson’s business! Her company “Movement Genius” is a radically inclusive platform that uses movement to improve emotional and mental health. This is such a powerful and emotional interview and we hope you all enjoy it. If you do, please let us know by liking this video and commenting what your favorite part of the episode is! RESOURCES: **This gets our audience a free 30-day trial of Movement Genius, plus the Mind Body Pride book and Mind Body Movement book. Direct link: https://www.movementgenius.com/offers/oQSgLodB?coupon_code=MARIA Code: MARIA Website: www.alysonstoner.com Affirmations Albums - www.alysonstoner.com/affirmations ‘Mind Body Pride Book - The 7 Step Guide for Deeper Inner Connection’: https://www.alysonstoner.com/e-book-landing-page Movement Genius: https://www.movementgenius.com/ IG: @alysonstoner & @movementgenius --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 17, 2021
371. Country Music’s Cody Alan on Coming Out at 30 Years Old and Becoming His Most Authentic Self
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Cody Alan is as beloved by the Nashville stars he covers as he is by millions of country fans. As Host and Executive Producer of CMT Radio, listeners hear Cody daily on more than 200 radio stations. Cody is Country’s Renaissance Man. In 2017, Cody came out in a very public way and in turn has helped so many others. Today, Keven and Cody discuss his new book “Hear’s the Thing,” where he gives us an all-access pass into his life. He talks about his coming out experience (and how he told his ex-wife, children, and parents) and offers advice to those who are stuck in a similar situation he was in. The two also talk about the future of the country-music industry and how in any business, more diversity equals more success. Cody’s positivity and spirit is a breath of fresh air whose story will inspire you to embrace your authentic self, no matter your sexual orientation. RESOURCES: Cody’s book, Hear’s The Thing, Lessons on Listening, Life & Love: https://www.amazon.com/Hears-Thing-Lessons-Listening-Life/dp/078524915X IG: @codyalan --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 16, 2021
370. The Ultimate Italy Vacation Guide, Travel Tips and The Best Packing Hack
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Maria Menounos is talking about her recent “work-cation” with hubby, Keven Undergaro. The duo went overseas for some work Maria was doing with MTV and then stayed an extra week and explored. They went to Amsterdam and then popped around Italy before coming home. Maria recounts her trip, the lessons she learned along the way, some of her favorite spots, meals and stories ANDDDD she also dives into some packing and travel hacks she learned and will forever use. She shares European fashion secrets and says she thinks she has never, EVER in her life packed better for a trip...and (like no one ever does) she wore everything she brought!!! She shares her secrets with us today :) Links: Follow us on IG: https://www.instagram.com/mariamenounos/ https://www.instagram.com/thekelseymeyer/ https://www.instagram.com/bettertogetherwithmaria/ **Travel Agents: https://www.instagram.com/creations_worldconcierge Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thekelseymeyer https://www.tiktok.com/@bettertogetherwithmaria https://www.tiktok.com/@mariamenounos --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 15, 2021
Potluck Saturday! First Customer Follies...
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As you know by now Heal Squad, anything can happen on Pot Luck Saturday. This Saturday proved it yet again as Maria and Keven stumble upon a grand opening of a major chain and find themselves being THE first customers.  More proof dreams CAN come true and that anything and we mean ANYTHING can happen on Pot Luck Saturday. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 13, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 40: How Anger Works for You and the Need to Work for Yourself
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Hey Kweenz we fooled them again and made it back to good old Regular Guy Friday. What kind of woman can only succeed in their own business? How the wild animals we love most reveal so much about who we really are. How anger could be the spark to your healing and overcoming. Visit a small sushi joint in the valley and you may randomly see not one but two TV icons. Bonus: How Bhad Baby and Ava Max have great songs to pregame to but WHICH is better to listen to when heading to the clubs? Bye B's. #krisp --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 12, 2021
369. Live Life On Your Own Terms & Find Peace Being Alone
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On today’s episode, Maria, Kelsey and Pooja sit down and recap their interview with Dr. Shefali, doctor of clinical psychology and bestselling author of “A Radical Awakening: Turn Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth, Live Free.” The 3 reveal their thoughts on society’s expectations of women, in particular when it comes to relationships. Maria chats about marriage and shares why she waited so long to get married. The trio also dive deep into the practice of “who said?” and how it will change your perspective greatly. Lastly, Maria discusses how our childhood baggage carries into adulthood, whether we realize it or not. RESOURCES: Link to Dr. Shefali’s Mind-Valley talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9SauG4f70 Website: www.drshefali.com/ Book: A Radical Awakening: Turn Your Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth and Live Free. IG: @doctorshefali --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 11, 2021
368. Living Life on Your Own Terms, Conscious Parenting & Redefining Motherhood with Dr. Shefali Tsabary
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On today’s show, we have Dr. Shefali Tsabary, who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. Maria and Dr. Shefali sit down to talk about her new book A Radical Awakening: Turn Your Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth and Live Free. The two talk about breaking free of expectations, societal boundaries and MANY other things holding back women in particular from becoming their most authentic self. We dive in deep today, Heal Squad, and figure out how to live free and live for OURSELVES, not anyone else! RESOURCES: WEBSITE: www.drshefali.com/ BOOK: A Radical Awakening: Turn Your Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth and Live Free. IG: @doctorshefali --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 10, 2021
367. Your Radical Awakening: Shedding Societal Gender Norms and Not Feeling Guilty About It with Dr. Shefali Tsabary
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On today’s show, we have Dr. Shefali Tsabary, who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. Maria and Dr. Shefali sit down to talk about her new book A Radical Awakening: Turn Your Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth and Live Free. The two talk about breaking free of expectations, societal boundaries and MANY other things holding back women in particular from becoming their most authentic self. We dive in deep today, Heal Squad, and figure out how to live free and live for OURSELVES, not anyone else! Enjoy part 1 of this 2-part interview with Dr. Shefali! RESOURCES: WEBSITE: www.drshefali.com/ BOOK: A Radical Awakening: Turn Your Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth and Live Free. IG: @doctorshefali --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 09, 2021
366. The Secret World of Pyramid Schemes: How To Spot and Avoid One
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On today’s show, the team sits down and talks about the secret world of Pyramid Schemes and MLMs (Multi-level Marketing Schemes). We were inspired to chat about this problem after Maria had an experience with a pyramid scheme...luckily she caught on quick and now, she reveals all there is to know about these scams. She also shares some real-life stories about people whose lives were ruined after joining these types of schemes. To learn how to spot one and more importantly, avoid one, make sure to listen to this episode. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 08, 2021
Maria Menounos on #Krisp Fashion for Travel & How To Spend Fashion Dollars
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Hey all you bad B's just a random edition of Better Together's Pot Luck Saturday. Maria and Kev discuss how to spend fashion dollars, plus additional fashion tips. Also, do you call friends bitches, betches or B's? How to be you best 'Boyfriend (Partner) of Instagram' ? You'll find out in today's ep. 😏 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 06, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 39: Fear & the Female Instinct
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Hey Kweenz, welcome another edition of Regular Guy Friday: Lonely Guy Edition.  You have senses beyond the five basic ones - especially if you're a female.  The positive things that come from fear and trauma and how you may be able to use them to your advantage. Why the European lifestyle may be a glimpse into the future. The importance of art and how European art history and architecture are humbling. Thousands of artists are represented in Italy alone through one thousand plus years. Will Bhad Babie, Woah Vicky or today's Tik Tok stars one day join them?  Are you Team Woah Vicky or Team Bhad Babie? Maria joins RGF to tease a potential 180 degree swing to 'FGF' - Fabulous Guy Friday, sing UB 40 drunk and eat Burger King Milan. If this makes less sense than normal, please accept our apologies and know I Got Juice, Bitch. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 05, 2021
365. How to Protect You and Your Dogs from Illness with Top Veterinarian Dr. Barbara Royal
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Originally Aired: March 23, 2020 Join us on today's episode of Better Together where we're joined by internationally-renowned veterinarian Barbara Royal who provides integrative care that bridges Western and Eastern medicine. We talk today about what to do and what not to do with your pets during quarantine, how cleaning products can affect your pets, the best ways to sanitize your pets, and how careful you need to be with them coming in and out of the house. We also discuss the long term ramifications of the coronavirus. Resources: Tamar Geller's 30 Days Well Mannered Dog Method https://www.amazon.com/30-Days-Well-M... The Trainable Cat Book https://www.amazon.com/Trainable-Cat-... Recipe ideas: The Animal Diet Formulator Program https://animaldietformulator.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 04, 2021
364. Oprah’s Dog Trainer on How Dogs Can Help Us Be Better Humans
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On today’s episode, Maria is joined by celebrity dog trainer and “life coach for dogs and their people,” to quote Oprah, Tamar Geller! The two chat about how quarantine has affected dog ownership and Maria even answers some of Tamar’s questions! If you're a pet or dog owner, this episode is for you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 03, 2021
363. How to Help Your Dog Live Healthier and Longer with Holistic Veterinarian & Dog Expert Dr. Karen Becker and Rodney Habib
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On today’s show we have Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker and Dog Expert Rodney Habib. The NYT bestselling authors globe-trotted (pre-pandemic) to research for their new book, The Forever Dog, obtaining the best wisdom from top geneticists, microbiologists and longevity researchers; also interviewing people whose dogs have lived into their 20s and 30s. They share their results with us today, talking how to be a proactive dog parent, how you can cure illness and prolong your pet’s lifespan through simple diet changes, what foods are beneficial and harmful for your dogs, and so much more. If you have a dog or are even just an animal-lover yourself, this episode is for YOU! RESOURCES Their book “The Forever Dog” is available NOW: https://foreverdog.com/#order-window Rodney Website: www.rodneyhabib.com Karen Website: www.drkarenbecker.com/dvm/ IG: @ForeverDogBook --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 02, 2021
362. The Ultimate Guide for Dog Owners with the Dog-Whisperer Himself Keven Undergaro
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In honor of PET WEEK here at Better Together with Maria Menounos, Maria’s husband Keven Undergaro teaches us all his tips and tricks when it comes to owning dogs and curing them of ailments like Rheumatoid Arthritis. He shares stories of when he and Maria were new dog owners and also touches on being an owner of a sick dog or a dog with medical issues, like they were. Kev and Maria are the biggest animal lovers. At one point in time they had 5 dogs, all of which outlived what their breeds are “supposed to” live until!! Kev takes us through this journey teaching us everything he has learned along the way, including how he helped their pup Noel who had Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was given only a few more months to live and ended up living 9 more YEARS!! We talk about diet, grooming tips, rescue pups vs getting pups from a breeder, how dogs’ teeth are mirrors into their health AND how ultimately dogs make us less selfish and truly are humans best friend. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Nov 01, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 38: Clarifying Who You Are and Start Making Room To Be Seen
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YAS KWEENZ we fooled 'em again for this very special Regular Guy Friday: Lonely Guy Edition with Kev, hosting solo from another country and timezone. He messy.... BUT if you're defending and clarifying who you are over and over then you're not talking to the right people just ask Maria or a certain cast member from MTV's Challenge. Thank universe nightly for continuing to bring people who see you and make room for them to come. Your enemies are teachers who can guide you to your best selves. How having less can reduce anxiety, instill confidence and increase strength. How more Americans will migrate to more relaxed cultures. How you don't need to spend a lot on style even if you're on MTV.  How Bhad Baby and the Heal Squad have this one thing in common. How it's not Happy Halloween but Happy HalloKween. How Kev, without Kelsey, forgot the signature RGF sign off but remembered to  remind you all "I Got Juice Bitch.'  Sorry...."I Got Juice, Betch.' PS: The biggest question remains: Do the Heal Squad Got Juice, Bitch? Bhad Bhaby and Kelsey thinks so. Let us know in the comments. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 29, 2021
361. Cure Yourself of Illness from Cancer-Survivor Anita Moorjani
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*Originally Broadcast On 3/23/2018* New York Times bestselling author of “Dying To Be Me” Anita Moorjani is back! This time around she’s teaching us about life force energy and how we can use it to recharge ourselves and shine our brightest light. Anita explains that illness starts at the energetic level, and following her own near-death experience and crossover to the other side she’s learned to eliminate from life what drains her. With reality star Jenni Pulos and celebrity dog trainer Tamar Geller joining in the conversation, this is a must-listen! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 28, 2021
360. Your Soul’s Purpose and Where It Goes After You Die with Wayne Dyer's Daughters Serena and Saje Dyer
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On today’s episode, we talk with Saje and Serena Dyer, the daughters of spiritual thought leader and the beloved “Father of Motivation” Wayne Dyer. When their father suddenly died in 2015, the sisters were blindsided by grief and thrown into an adventure from loss to understanding, as they came to realize their father’s teachings with a new urgency, intimacy, and power as they applied them to their lives. On today’s show, Maria and the Dyer sisters sit down for our longest interview yet! The trio talk about how to connect with loved ones who have passed, how to recognize the signs that the deceased may be sending you and how to find peace when someone dies. We also learn how to be there for someone who is grieving (as we know it can be uncomfortable sometimes). We hope you enjoy part 2 of this amazing 2-part interview with Saje and Serena Dyer. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 27, 2021
359. Connecting with & Receiving Signs from Deceased Loved Ones with Wayne Dyer's Daughters, Serena & Saje
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On today’s episode, we talk with Saje and Serena Dyer, the daughters of spiritual thought leader and the beloved “Father of Motivation” Wayne Dyer. When their father suddenly died in 2015, the sisters were blindsided by grief and thrown into an adventure from loss to understanding, as they came to realize their father’s teachings with a new urgency, intimacy, and power as they applied them to their lives. On today’s show, Maria and the Dyer sisters sit down for our longest interview yet! The trio talk about how to connect with loved ones who have passed, how to recognize the signs that the deceased may be sending you and how to find peace when someone dies. We also learn how to be there for someone who is grieving (as we know it can be uncomfortable sometimes). We hope you enjoy part 1 of this amazing 2-part interview with Saje and Serena Dyer. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 26, 2021
358. How To Stay Connected With A Loved One Who Has Passed
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On today’s episode Maria talks about her final moments with her uncle and how moments after he passed, his spirit visited her. She also shares how she stays connected with her mother, who recently passed away from glioblastoma. Maria then dives deeper into a topic she discussed with the Dyer sisters earlier this week about how to “choose sooner” in regards to mourning. For anyone who is mourning or knows someone who is mourning, this episode is a must-listen.  Please share with anyone you think would benefit. RESOURCES: Briotech Link (discount automatically applied): We use the Briotech Sanitizer + Disinfectant and the Briotech Topical Skin Spray: https://briotechusa.shop/discount/Bet... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 25, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 37: How Explaining is a Means of Seeking Approval
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Yes, when we are explaining, often we are seeking approval. And when we are responding, often we are negotiating - and none of it's a good thing. When we make choices, this is the question we  must ask ourselves. Feed your messiah complex and get nailed to the cross. During times of transformation, be aware of this test the universe will give you. The series Maid on Netflix is great for anyone devastated by life circumstances and attempting a comeback. You can scam all you want but you gotta work - and clean up after yourself if you move back in with your parents while you're at it. What is the acronym FEPO and how can it help you cope with certain people? Over on Tik Tok, Couch Guy is a thing of the past making room for Noodle the Pug. Why Los Angeles may value Halloween over all the holidays and how Keven is off to Amsterdam, Kelsey is off to Washington and Pooja doesn't know what three costumes she will wear. Yet only Kelsey can properly enunciate 'Bye Betches.' Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 22, 2021
357. How You Can Attract Miracles & How Maria Has Attracted Her Own Miracles In The Past
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On today’s episode, Maria and Kelsey recap our episode with Marianne Williamson and break down the lessons we learned from her. In particular, we dive deep into how you can actually attract miracles and how Maria has done so in the past. Maria also shares her caretaking advice, specifically for those with loved ones in a hospital. After having been in and out of hospitals for the last 5 years caring for her mother, she has learned a thing or two about how to make your patient the most comfortable AND get the care they deserve. This episode is a must-watch for anyone who has an ill family member or friend in the hospital right now, or for anyone who is just looking for a miracle. If this moved you in any way, please let us know by liking this episode and leaving a comment. We appreciate all of your support. RESOURCES: Altwell Link: https://altwell.com/?rfsn=5259244.de3681         - Use code "Better Together" for 25% off your first purchase Briotech Link:         - We use the Briotech Sanitizer + Disinfectant and the Briotech Topical Skin Spray: https://briotechusa.shop/discount/Bet... Pure Wick External Catheter Link: https://spl.it/29hRBH --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 21, 2021
356. How to Attract Miracles Into Your Life with Marianne Williamson
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Today’s guest is a Marianne Williamson, a political activist, spiritual thought leader and author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers...so, she knows a thing or two. In today’s episode, Marianne schools us on miracles, revealing what they really are and teaching us the steps we can take to attract them into our lives. Hint, the power lies in YOU! She and Maria also discuss the state of the world and where they think it’s heading, post-COVID. For anyone in need of a miracle, this episode is a must-watch. Please share with anyone who you think could benefit. RESOURCES Substack: www.MarianneWilliamson.Substack.com Website: https://marianne.com/ Podcast: Conversations with Marianne Williamson on Apple Pod IG: @mariannewilliamson Mornings with Marianne: https://marianne.com/welcome/final-mornings-with-marianne-starburst-fb-2/ Briotech (discount applied at check out special for our community): https://briotechusa.shop/discount/BetterTogether --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 20, 2021
355. The U.S. Maternal Health Crisis: Maternal Health Explained & How It Affects You w/ Doula Callie Chamberlain
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Did you know that black and Indigenous birthing people in the U.S. have a higher chance of dying in childbirth than a U.S. soldier has of dying in combat. Yeah. And that is only ONE of the terrifying statistics we learned on today’s show. Maria sat down with Callie Chamberlain, birthing doula and Optum Social Responsibility program leader, to talk about the U.S. maternal health crisis. Callie educated us on the inequality that many minority populations face from the medical system, and also shares how we all can help. This is a really important episode and we hope it was informative and helpful. Please share with anyone you think would benefit. RESOURCES: ‘Until It’s Fixed’ podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/until-its-fixed/id1531518492 Optum website:  www.optum.com/about-us/health-equity.html IG: @optum and @ckchamberlain --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 19, 2021
354. How To Get Eliminate Thyroid & Vocal Cord Nodules, Reverse Type 2 Diabetes & Get Rid Of A Hernia Without Surgery Or Medicine I How Maria Menounos Healed All Of This On Her Own
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Maria has cured herself of not one but FOUR medical ailments...3 of which she was told she needed surgery for. She was able to eliminate her thyroid and vocal cord nodules, reverse Type 2 Diabetes and lower her a1c levels, and get rid of her hernia (which is almost impossible). Her doctors were always extremely shocked at her results. Turns out, the solutions weren’t anything crazy, just minor adjustments to her lifestyle and diet. And today, Maria shares her secrets to averting all of these medical issues and teaches you how you can heal yourself, just like she did. If you are suffering from any of these ailments or know someone who is, this episode is a must watch. Share with anyone who you think would benefit. Disclaimer: Maria is not a medical professional, she is simply sharing her experiences. Consult with your doctor before trying her methods to make sure it is right for you. RESOURCES Altwell Link: https://altwell.com/?rfsn=5259244.de3681  - Use code "Better Together" for 25% off your first purchase! Our episode with Deepak Chopra: https://youtu.be/O-w6J5xCJlM Click here to leave a review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 18, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 36: How to Master the Fast Fail for Lasting Success
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Hey Regular Guys and Gals, it's Friday (aka YOUR day) and time for another edition of RGF. Anyone can be a boss, few people can be leaders.  What is an "Idea Ball" and why you must keep it in the air. Who is a Couch Guy, what is Squid Game, who and what else is trending on TikTok and why should you care. When is your national name day? Why mistakes are necessary to grow and be successful and how the 'fast fail' is something you must master. The upside to helicopter parenting. Kelsey and Kev want to return to their college bars and Pooja wants three different Halloween costumes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Big dilemmas for our Kweenz but we trust they'll make it through. Stay #Krisp. Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 15, 2021
353. How to Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes
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On today’s episode, the team sits down and recaps our interview with Mel Robbins and how her new High Five Challenge has already helped them! Maria also talks about how to become your own cheerleader and take your power back into your own hands. Finally, she finishes by posing a question: “what do you want your life to look like?” If we can answer this question, we can begin to take the steps towards creating our dream life. We hope you enjoyed :) If you know someone who is struggling to silence their inner critic, share this episode with them. RESOURCES Mel’s Instagram: @melrobbins The High Five Habit Instagram: @High5Habit Order Mel’s New Book “The High Five Habit”: https://www.amazon.com/High-Habit-Take-Control-Simple-ebook/dp/B096JQSWQ6 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 14, 2021
352. The Danger of People Pleasing and How You Can Stop It Right Now with Mel Robbins
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Are you lacking confidence? Feel full of self-doubt? What if we told you that you can change that all with a simple high-five? Best-selling author of “The Five Second Rule” Mel Robbins sits down with Maria to talk about how her new book and global movement “The High Five Habit” and how this simple exercise is scientifically-proven to boost your mood, increase your confidence and eliminate self-doubt AND will guide you towards truly loving yourself. Maria has incorporated this into her morning ritual and she already feels the difference. We also dive into people-pleasing, the root behind it, and how to eliminate this habit. We hope you enjoyed part 2 of our interview with Mel Robbins and we hope this episode helps you as much as it helped us. If you know someone who would benefit from it, please share it with them :) RESOURCES Mel’s Instagram: @melrobbins The High Five Habit Instagram: @High5Habit Order Mel’s New Book “The High Five Habit”: https://www.amazon.com/High-Habit-Take-Control-Simple-ebook/dp/B096JQSWQ6 Mel Robbins & GrowthDay Present The High 5 Challenge: a 5-day challenge to breakthrough self-doubt and take control of your life. You get 5 days of inspirational training from Mel in the GrowthDay platform, along with digital tools for journaling, goal setting, and community sharing -- all in one place! Link: https://www.growthday.com/pro-signup?via=highfivemaria-uto3f --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 13, 2021
351. How to Gain More Confidence in As Little As 5 Seconds with Mel Robbins
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Are you lacking confidence? Feel full of self-doubt? What if we told you that you can change that all with a simple high-five? Best-selling author of “The Five Second Rule” Mel Robbins sits down with Maria to talk about how her new book and global movement “The High Five Habit” and how this simple exercise is scientifically-proven to boost your mood, increase your confidence and eliminate self-doubt AND will guide you towards truly loving yourself. Maria has incorporated this into her morning ritual and she already feels the difference. We hope you enjoyed part 1 of our interview with Mel Robbins and we hope this episode helps you as much as it helped us. If you know someone who would benefit from it, please share it with them :) RESOURCES Mel’s Instagram: @melrobbins The High Five Habit Instagram: @High5Habit Order Mel’s New Book “The High Five Habit”: https://www.amazon.com/High-Habit-Take-Control-Simple-ebook/dp/B096JQSWQ6 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 12, 2021
350. How to Make a Comeback: The Ultimate Guide to Coming Back From Rock Bottom
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The pandemic has altered, devastated or even decimated many lives between loss of finances and career, break-ups, increased addictions, deaths of loved ones and more. Keven Undergaro, aka Mr. Maria Menounos, sits in for surviving these losses, rebuilding your life and coming back. If you feel your life is in ruins and are in need of a comeback or have a loved one whose life is in ruins and in need of one, Keven shares his own comeback journey and easy-to-apply tips for you to do the same. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 11, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 35: THIS Keeps You From Breakthroughs and THAT Keeps you Young
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Hey Kweenz, we fooled them again - made it through another week and to another edition of Regular Guy Friday. This one thing prevents you from breakthroughs and transformation. This other thing prevents you from staying young. This one term is no longer hip while this other one is. This question (and this topic) may prove RGF is out of gas: What defines an F-Boy and how does one navigate being an F boy during these challenging times? On that note, we hope you look forward to the 35 episode, complete box set of RGF. Kels and Kev gave it a good run and are both in need of a bender. Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 08, 2021
349. How To Overcome The Pressure of Perfection That Society Has Placed on Women
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Today, Maria reports to you from the couch! Maria and the team sit down to piggyback off of Lisa Donovan’s episode and dive deeper into the topic of perfection. Maria breaks down the 3 types of perfectionism (we didn’t know there was more than 1 type either!). The team also discusses how as women, we are pressured by society to always be perfect, while our male counterparts don’t face that same expectation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 07, 2021
348. October 2021 Libra New Moon: What To Expect, How To Prepare For & How To Manifest The Relationship You Want with The Pattern CEO Lisa Donovan
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Today we learn all about the new moon in Libra which starts TODAY! Founder and CEO of the astrology app The Pattern Lisa Donovan gives us the low-down and shares what we can expect, how we can prepare, and how we can actually manifest the relationship we WANT in this new moon phase. It’s time to set your intentions, people! If you think a friend or loved one would enjoy this episode, please share it with them! RESOURCES: Lisa’s IG: @motherofpatterns The Pattern IG: @thepattern Link to The Pattern: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-pattern/id1071085727?ls=1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 06, 2021
347. The Best Astrology App and How to Use It as a Guide for Your Life with The Pattern CEO Lisa Donovan
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On today’s show we have founder and CEO of the astrology app “The Pattern” Lisa Donovan! This app is one of Maria’s favorites and she’s been using it for years. Kelesy also loves it and this interview got Pooja so hooked that she downloaded it right after the show. Maria and Lisa sit down and talk about her entrepreneurial journey and the hurdles she had to overcome. They also discuss how life is happening for you, not to you. And lastly, they dive into perfectionism and how to overcome it. RESOURCES: Lisa’s IG: @motherofpatterns The Pattern IG: @thepattern Link to The Pattern: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-pattern/id1071085727?ls=1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 05, 2021
346. How to Relieve Stress, Increase Your Energy & Get Better Sleep with this Life-Changing Yoga Meditation
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On today’s show, the trio sits down and discusses everything from how Yoga Nidra helped solve Pooja’s coffee addiction and how it is helping both her and Maria get a better night’s rest to tips for those just starting a business. We also give updates on the rebrand and how it seemed daunting and overwhelming at first, but now is starting to come together. Maria then shares why it is important to always take video and capture moments with your loved ones because when you’re gone, you will take solace in those recordings. We hope you enjoy the episode! If this moved you in any way, please share with a friend :) Link To Brian Mahan’s Guided Meditation https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tba8UU_LeHwqrI7XnNrVV2fEwnfmcN6x?usp=sharing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 04, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 34: Why Breakthroughs May Not Be Good to Share with Loved Ones But Better to Share with The Universe
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Hey Kweenz, Regular Guys and Girls, we fooled 'em again, made it through another week and to another edition of Regular Guy Friday.  Being aware of the things you consume that leave you in a bad state is one thing. Being aware of the things you consume that leave you in a good state is another and something we must also consider. Discovering the little things that make your heart sing may be the beginning to awakening you. Discovering what makes another person's heart sing may be the key to gaining desired proximity. The best negotiations are when both parties end up with less and begin with each party understanding what the other side desires. Besting the other party in negation is often a temporary victory.  Discover this about your enemy in order to thwart them - or flee from them.  How purifying your life will attract pure people as well as clarity for the universe to message you. Breakthroughs may not be good to share with loved ones. Getting those we love to empathize with our plights can be done through the magic of the universe. Kelsey may be a covid-free viking with dragon's blood BUT that doesn't mean she can sing at the top of her lungs when driving in LA with her mom, Deb. Lowes put out Christmas decor and we couldn't be more excited.  Kev admits to Kween Imposter Syndrome. Kelsey says 'Bye Betches.' Link to Brian's meditations Kelsey LOVES: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tba8UU_LeHwqrI7XnNrVV2fEwnfmcN6x?usp=sharing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Oct 01, 2021
345. How To Make New Friends At ANY Age Using These Easy Tips
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Making friends and meeting people at any age is hard, but is especially difficult when you are out of school and in the “real world.” That’s why we are here! On today’s episode, Maria shares her tips on making new friends. She is in a period where she is meeting new people and building budding friendships - at 43! Yes, it took her this long to find “her people.” So don’t get discouraged, there is no right time to find your friend group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 30, 2021
344. Home Improvement Expert: Follow These Steps To Increase The Value of Your Property with Kohler Spokesperson Ed Del Grande
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Today we sat down with three-time master plumber, home improvement expert and Kohler spokesperson Ed Del Grande. We talk about all things generators and why it is the number 1 thing you need if you’re a homeowner...and how they’re not as expensive as you may think. We also discuss why investing in your home is investing in yourself. Remember, in most cases your home is the biggest investment you will ever make in your life - you need to invest time into protecting it!. As a bonus, Ed shares some fun hacks … like you can use your washer as a fridge? What?!!! RESOURCES: To learn more about automatic standby generators, visit KOHLERGenerators.com for helpful videos, pricing calculators and other resources. WEBSITE: www.us.kohler.com/us/ IG: @kohler --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 29, 2021
343. How To Become Your Most Authentic Self with Melissa Wood Tepperberg
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TW: discussion of eating disorder  On today’s episode, Maria sits down with health and wellness mogul, founder of Melissa Wood Health and creator of the MWH Method, Melissa Wood Tepperberg! She opens up about the abuse she suffered in the modeling world, and how it guided her towards her true purpose and led her to becoming her most authentic self. Melissa also shares her journey to self-love and the steps she took to achieve and maintain it. As a bonus, she also reveals her secrets to clear skin and how she got rid of life-long cystic acne (it’s a lot easier than you think!). RESOURCES: Website: melissawoodhealth.com App: "Sign up for the 7 day free trial of Melissa’s APP here." IG: @melissawoodhealth --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 28, 2021
342. How To Find A Work-Life Balance
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On today’s show we talk about budgeting your time and all things time management from work to your social life. I help you so you don’t end up burning out like me! Plus I help Kelsey structure her week. We also discuss how to say no to social events and NOT feel guilty about it. It’s a good one guys so stay tuned! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 27, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 33: The Hazards of Mental Time Travel & Beating Yourself Up After Life Does
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Hey Kweenz, Regular Guys and Gals, we made it to yet another edition of Regular Guy Friday. We learn why beating yourself up after life beats you up, makes you a double loser. The real truth behind the Fonz's jumping of the shark on the old sitcom 'Happy Days' may inspire you. The real truth behind Clint Eastwood's falling short on his old films may also inspire you. On that note, there are two sides to every truth: a positive truth and a negative truth. Embrace and trust the former for success and beware the latter. Is the latter even true? Codependents adapt well, maybe too well. 47% of us engage in Mental Time Travel and it's proven to lead to unhappiness. These three steps will rewire the brain to disable mental time travel. These two minutes will create a new habit. This message, from Julie Chen to her 'Talk' co-hosts will get you through any difficult time. Kelsey may have Covid but she also has Jonas Brothers tickets....what? Remember Kweenz, 'You got this.' Stay #krisp. Bye Betches. #YouGotThis --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 24, 2021
341. Why Good Health Is The Key To Success
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On today’s episode, the team sits down to debrief our episodes with Yogi Cameron and Yogini Jaima. We talk about health and why it is a KEY factor in achieving success in any aspect of life. You can’t chase your goals if you are lying in a hospital bed from dehydration or exhaustion or whatever ailment you have from not taking care of your body. Pooja and Kelsey share their perspective on this as two young, working women trying who are still building their careers. Maria steps in and gives them some advice on how to handle the pressures of balancing work and health when trying to make it in this industry. We hope you enjoyed this episode! If it helped you in any way, please share with a friend :) RESOURCES: Website: inspiringliving.co Supplements: https://108.health/ Instagram: @yogicameron @yogini_jaima --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 23, 2021
340. How To Use The Power of Thought To Live A Stress-Less Life with Yogi Cameron and Yogini Jaima
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In today’s episode, Maria talks with some Heal Squad favorites, Yogi Cameron and his amazing wife, Yogini Jaima and discusses the power of thought and how we can use thought to cultivate a blissful life, a stress-less and joy-filled life. You heard that right! Our minds have limitless power that we are just not yet tapped into. We also talk about how to determine, understand and accept your true, birth-given nature and why doing so will allow you to live a more fulfilled, happy life. And lastly, Yogi and Yogini teach us how to attract what you want in life… This is an AMAZING episode with so many gems. If you enjoyed the show, please share it with a friend! RESOURCES: Website: inspiringliving.co Supplements: https://108.health/ Instagram: @yogicameron @yogini_jaima --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 22, 2021
339. The Connection Between Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health with Yogi Cameron and Yogini Jaima
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On today’s show we have on Yoga and Ayurveda experts and practitioners Yogi Cameron and Yogini Jaima. They break down ayurveda, introduce us to some tools and techniques like Yoga Nidra that will allow you to literally slow down your brain waves, and as a bonus, they give our associate producer Pooja some advice for her caffeine addiction… Any coffee lovers out there? Maybe their advice will help you too! Resources Website: inspiringliving.co Supplements: https://108.health/ Instagram: @yogicameron @yogini_jaima --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 21, 2021
338. Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski on Quick, Easy but Still Delicious Go-To Meals and Pantry “Must Haves”
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On today’s episode we have a very special guest … Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski!!! We talk about his new cookbook “Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner,” his kitchen “must-haves,” and he even shares easy recipes that you can cook TODAY! Oh, and Antoni has an adorable fan-boy moment when he first meets Maria...he used to watch her on Channel 1 News!! We absolutely love Antoni and this episode and we hope you do too! Please share with a friend who you think could benefit (maybe someone who could brush up on their cooking skills 😂) RESOURCES: IG: @antoni LINK TO BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Untitled-Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt/dp/0358395321/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1GOVUC8MC183P&dchild=1&keywords=antoni+let%27s+do+dinner&qid=1631738065&sprefix=antoni+%2Caps%2C226&sr=8-2 LINKTREE: https://linktr.ee/antoniporowski --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 20, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 32: Trevor Moawad May Have Left Us But His Incredible Life Lessons Live On
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Hey Kweenz! Fooled 'em again, made it through another week and to another edition of Regular Guy Friday. Trevor Moawad, sports mental coach to the likes of @RusselWilson and @NickSaban, author of 'It Takes What It Takes', frequent BT guest and, most importantly, our dear friend, has passed away but his work, and love for people, lives on forever. Amongst dozens of lessons, Trevor taught us the benefits to remaining in a neutral state and that 'WE DON"T FORM HABITS. HABITS FORM US.' When you're seriously ill, or one you love is, don't be afraid to open up to others. Be gracious in victory. Continue to ask the universe for answers and do not ignore the numbers. When one commits suicide it may be because no one saw them. Wayne Dyer and Albert Einstein believe for life to be beautiful and bountiful, it merely comes down to  perception. It's good business for the news to relay dark information but most of the time it's none of YOUR business. Marie Forleo says to 'simplify to amplify. Complexities may be the true cause of our depression but simplifying takes time. Joe Gear says when talking to strangers to 'tell 'em nothing, feed 'em beans.' Often we engage in tasks that wear us down mentally and physically just to evade what's going on emotionally. This can form a habit  (and lend further proof that habits DO form us - thanks again Trevor Moawad.). Kelsey had her stomach Cat Scan aka 'Cat Scam' conducted by a Cat Scam Vampire no less ! YES Energy Vampires show up in the most random places, work alone and can make you physically ill.  They're tough to repel BUT there are ways.... Patreon members, Maria's personal therapist (the amazing Brian Mahan!!!!) will be hosting a Heal Event on Monday. We may be two Saturdays away from the launch of a new podcast, 'Christmas Specials and Spirits', to get you in the Holiday mood. Who knows we may even 'Slay for a Sleigh'.  Till then, stay #krisp. Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 17, 2021
337. How To Not Care What Others Think
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On today’s show, the team sat down to recap our 2 episodes with Jonathan Fields and all the amazing lessons we learned. We talk about starting over, not worrying about others’ opinions, managing your social schedule, trusting that what is meant to be, will be, and so much more. And guys, everything that could go wrong, went wrong while filming this episode from cameras dying to lawn mowers interrupting our sound BUT we still trudged through for you guys, so make sure you stay tuned. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 16, 2021
336. How to Figure Out What To Do With Your Life with Jonathan Fields
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Ever ask yourself, “What Should I Do With My Life?” It’s an overwhelming thought but today award-winning author, entrepreneur, and our friend Jonathan Fields guides us through answering this question. Jonathan created an online questionnaire called Sparketype that helps you discover the work that makes you come alive. This test can help re-remind you what brings you joy, purpose, and fulfillment and on today’s show, he teaches us how we can use this knowledge to enrich our careers and lives in general. We hope you enjoyed it and if you did, please let us know in the comments and share with a friend! RESOURCES: Website: https://www.jonathanfields.com/ Podcast: Good Life Project Instagram: @jonathanfields Pre-Order: https://sparketype.com/book-buy/#order --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 15, 2021
335. How To Change Careers Successfully At ANY Age With NO Experience with Jonathan Fields
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Are you feeling stuck or unfulfilled in your job but think it’s too late to change career paths? Well, we are here to tell you that it’s possible! Award winning author and host of one of the world’s top podcasts Good Life Project Jonathan Fields changed his ENTIRE life at 31 years old, leaving his prestigious job at a top law firm to follow his passion, entering an industry he had no experience in at all. Well today, he is a top player in that field and lucky for us, shares how we can successfully start over and live the life we’ve always wanted to live! RESOURCES: Website: https://www.jonathanfields.com/ Podcast: Good Life Project Instagram: @jonathanfields Pre-Order: https://sparketype.com/book-buy/#order --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 14, 2021
334. 5 EASY Steps To Reduce Your Neck and Back Pain
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On today’s show, Maria talks about the 5 steps she took to ELIMINATE all of her neck and back pain. She hasn’t needed an adjustment for a year now! Kelsey shares the stretches she did that helped her back after a terrible car crash. The duo discuss the importance of listening to your body when working with medical professionals and how to ask better questions to get the answers you need. And as a bonus, Kelsey explains sibo and how you may have it, but not know. We hope you enjoy and please share with anyone who has stomach, neck or back pain as we know it will help. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 13, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 31: Why Half Measures Will ALWAYS Hold You Back
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Hey Kweenz, we fooled em again - made it to another edition of Regular Guy Friday.  If there was one thing that could be attributed to Maria's success it was THIS philosophy. When you need advice, especially with regards to your dreams and careers, friends may be the worst to turn to and the same goes for parents.  We may be judged not by what we did to help others, but what we didn't do when we could have.  When do you give advice and to whom?  The right advice could keep you from being poisoned or stabbed. Rocky tried to give advice (and failed). 'Screw you, Creepo.' Walter White from 'Breaking Bad' heard advice and listened. 'No more half measures, Walter.'  Whether seeking fulfillment in relationships or career, half measures will always hold you back. Summa isn't officially ended. There's still time to inform us how one can Slay for a Sleigh. Bye Betches. #kweenz #krisp #RGF #SaveRgf --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 10, 2021
333. Gabby Bernstein’s 6 Emotional Survival Hacks I Maria Menounos
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Originally Aired: September 9, 2020 Looking for solutions to navigate these challenging times? You need @GabbyBernstein’s new book, ‘You Are The Guru,’ which is all about embracing stillness so that we can create space to "surrender to creative solutions." Her book is anchored by six principles: seeing through the lens of love, surrendering to creative solutions, clearing our path through inspiration, embracing stillness, channeling compassion to create and connection, and recognizing that WE are the guru. Gabby is always reminding me that my power lies within myself, and she can do the same thing for you. What I love about Gabby is her willingness to share her own struggles, experiences, and growth to demonstrate her work in action, and you'll leave this interview with TONS of practical takeaway to do the exact same thing!! For the full interview, click the link in my bio, share this with someone who needs it, and make sure to watch & SUBSCRIBE to Better Together w/ Maria Menounos every weekday! RESOURCES: You Are The Guru: https://gabbybernstein.com/you-are-th... Gabby's Website: https://gabbybernstein.com/ Gabby's Social: https://www.instagram.com/gabbybernst... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 09, 2021
332. How To Easily Adapt To Change
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On today’s show, the team discusses the famous Bruce Lee quote, “Be like water.” Maria dives into how she has taken on this mindset and in doing so, has learned to trust the universe and follow its guidance. We must have faith that life's roadblocks are there for our own good. She also shares her biggest piece of life advice and lastly, talks about the importance of creating a challenge network. Trust us guys, this is a good one. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 08, 2021
331. How To Use Envy As Your Guide To Get What You Want
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Feeling jealous or envious? Watch this. In today’s show, Maria discusses the idea that envy can actually be used as a drive for good. Shauna Niquest has also talked about this on the show...let your jealousies, and what you are jealous of in others, help guide you to what YOU want to really do or who you want to really be. We also talk about the importance of an envy list and how you can use it to attain the qualities you wish you possessed. And lastly, Maria forces us to ask the hard question, how much work are you willing to put in to achieve your goals. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 07, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 30: How Bottoming Out Leads To Breakthroughs & Transformation You Desire
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Hey Regular People, TGIRGF ! Finding out who you are is not about what you do (or had to do) to survive. When people you know need help, for your sake (and theirs), sometimes it's not about giving money or saving the day, it's about being present. Bottoming out and extreme pain is no fun but can lead to the breakthroughs and transformation you desire. Heavenly hells prevent bottoming out but heavenly hell is still hell. What does WCS stand for? Hint: it will help you make your best life decisions! Simplify and detach to reduce fear and make even better decisions. You can't build a house on sand but you can go back to live away, at college, after 40. Just ask Kev. You don't have to be up on the trends to be cool but you can attend your 10 year high school reunion with a date dressed like Batman. Just ask Kels.  Ava Max is opening for Maroon Five and even though we know her make up artist, whether she lives the Kween-life that she sings about remains unclear. Last weekend of summa so get ready for the holidays and to Slay for a Sleigh. Can someone PLEASE tell us what slaying for a sleigh is already??? Bye Betches. Stay #krisp. PS Happy 30TH EP!!!!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 03, 2021
330. Dr Hyman on How Food can Cure Disease & Depression
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Originally Aired: February 23, 2021   World famous pioneer physician Dr. Mark Hyman teaches Maria and the Heal Squad how food is the best medicine there.  Dr. Hyman discusses the Pegan lifestyle, a phrase he coined marrying vegan and paleo diets and why it’s best. He covers what kind of meat is healthy to consume as well as supplements and even cooking spices that will boost your immune system.  He shares the means in which to cook meat to induce healing, what ingredient definitely causes cancer, the one question to ask yourself before eating and how to view supermarkets as pharmacies or as he puts it “Farm-acies.”  Dr. Hyman even provides proof of diets that eliminate depression and curb suicides. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 02, 2021
329. How to Fix Hormones, Cure Cramps & Have Better Periods with Women's Hormone Expert Alisa Vitti
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Originally Aired: November 17, 2020 As women, we're taught to dread #menopause, but bestselling author, functional nutrition and women's hormone expert and founder of modern hormone health care company FLO Living Alisa Vitti wants to change that narrative! In fact, she says that, when nurtured the right way, menopause, (or really #perimenoapuse), is a beautiful, healthy process that our body undergoes to serve us, protect, and keep us performing at our optimal health! The key lies in how we treat our body (what we eat, how we workout, etc.) as we embark on the journey. Alisa has SO MANY amazing perimenopausal health hacks that it will literally make your head spin. If you don't leave this convo inspired and empowered, you WEREN'T watching close enough. RESOURCES: Alisa's Socials: @Alisa.Vitti @FloLiving Alisa's Website: www.floliving.com NATURAL Herbs To Aid You Leading Up To Menopause:  - Maca - Ashwagandha - Vitex - Flax SUPPLEMENTS To Aid You Leading Up To Menopause:  - Melatonin - B Vitamins - Probiotics - Omega 3s - Magnesium --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Sep 01, 2021
328. Top Breast Cancer Surgeon Dr. Kristi Funk: How Dairy Can Fuel Cancer & The Government’s Involvement In The Dairy Industry
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Originally Aired: October 20, 2020 Do you consider "Dairy Queen" both a soft serve chain, and a perfect descriptor of your relationship to cheese? If so, I'm about to give you some tough love in honor of #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. Dr. Kristi Funk, one of the world's leading experts in Breast cancer research and prevention, says that dairy is one of the worst cancer fuels we can be putting in our body. Yep, and the CONNECTION between our dairy-obsessed culture and the motives of our very government will make your jaw drop. But it's not ALL bad news. Dr. Funk has some amazing milk alternatives, like soy, almond, and cashew, and says that ONE of those alternatives literally causes cancer cells to commit suicide! Which milk option? You'll have to tune into see.Tag your cheese obsessed friend below, because they HAVE to hear the truth!  RESOURCES: Pink Lotus Store Link!: https://pinklotus.com/elements?r=268 Dr. Funk's Website: www.pinklotus.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 31, 2021
327. How To Reduce Bloating, Improve Gut Health & Age Well with Top Gut Expert Dr. Frank Lipman
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Originally Aired: Nov 10, 2020 It seems like EVERYONE is talking about #GutHealth lately, and for a good reason! We ALL feel and hate a bloated uncomfortable tummy, but with so many "experts" offering their opinions, who should we listen to??   How about bestselling author Dr. Frank Lipman, the gut health doctor who has been featured in over 100 outlets for his groundbreaking philosophies on diet, fasting, lifestyle tweaks and supplement options for optimal health. Dr. Lipman's new book 'The New Rules of Aging Well' is a GAME CHANGER and he breaks everything down for us - giving us all the secrets to aging well (*spoiler a happy gut has a lot to do with it!!)   The episode is FULL of takeaway that you can apply TODAY to radically transform your health. Make sure to subscribe to my channel for more amazing experts like Dr. Lipman, and watch Better Together everyday for health, wellness and life hacks!   RESOURCES:   Dr. Lipman's Book: https://drfranklipman.com/new-rules/  Dr. Lipman's Instagram: @FrankLipmanMD --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 30, 2021
Potluck Saturday
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of potluck Saturday, your random Saturday Better Together. On this episode, we review this week’s Patreon Heal Event and dissect some of the teachings, therapy, and healing offered to members of our Heal Squad. Maria surprises us (and herself) by popping in on the episode. Maria, Kelsey, and Keven break down some of the interactions and offer advice and guidance for anyone who doesn’t feel they’re enough or is trapped in a situation that is killing them. We hope this is a great listen. This is the first of many random potluck Saturdays for when we feel the need to share. We look forward to your comments and to let us know if we are on to something. P.S. We are still open to ideas for our Slay for a Sleigh Christmas content. Again, we don’t know what Slay for a Sleigh means, we just know, who doesn’t want to Slay for a Sleigh?! Happy Saturday! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 28, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 29: How the Universe Tests Us During Times of Transition
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Regular Guys and Gals, we fooled em again and made it through another week.  When you think everything is war, everything will be a war. Sometimes you need to go to war and when you do, it's where your focus must go.  When you ask the universe for answers in key moments of life transition, you'll get them. But beware! The universe's initial answers may be a means to test you: to see if you're truly ready to change. There are not bad days, just bad moments. Can we really change who we are?  Ida Kendall says speaking from your greatest place of inadequacy and where you're most vulnerable will cut through years of self-defense, survival constructs that prevent fulfillment.  Tony Robbins says the Dickens process, identifying three limiting life beliefs and the negative consequences they've produced and replacing them with three empowering beliefs will create fulfillment. Kels and Kev say summer may almost be over BUT Christmas is around the corner. ADD moment #1: can the movie Love Actually really be compared to It's a Wonderful Life.  A Regular Guy Christmas podcast could have the answers. ADD MOMENT #2: We still plan on holding our 'Slay for a Sleigh' contest. Still no idea what the contest is BUT who the F doesn't want to Sleigh for a Sleigh? Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 27, 2021
326. Psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera: How To Break Negative Thought Patterns & Quit Judging Yourself
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Originally Aired: July 30, 2020 Feeling stuck? You NEED today's episode. All of us have been there, even Cornell trained Psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera. When she noticed she was stuck in the same negative thought patterns and beliefs, she pivoted her entire philosophy on psychological wellness. Now billed as @The.Holistic.Psychologist, Dr. LePera has built a community of nearly 2.7 million  #selfhealers on Instagram who have changed their lives through Dr. LePera's practical everyday healing tools. Dr. LePera believes in the enduring power of addressing our inner child, and believes that most of our negative thought patterns date back to lessons instilled by caregivers. By learning how deepen our conscious mind, engage in self-observation, and make deliberate choices, we can experience a full 180 in our own lives. You WILL leave this episode with new daily practices that can change your life as well! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 26, 2021
325. Sahara Rose on Finding Your Life’s Purpose and Personality Archetype
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Originally Aired: February 11, 2021 Are you someone who believes you’re not living your life’s purpose. Better yet, do you not know what your life's purpose is at all? Leading wellness guru, bestselling author and Ayurvedic expert, Sahara Rose  has you covered. In this episode of Better Together, Sahara reveals to Maria the 9 basic personality archetypes that exist, helps us discover which archetype we are the most, and how to honor that archetype. In doing so, we can learn our life's true purpose and mission and have the fastest route to happiness and fulfillment.    Dharma Quiz: https://www.dharmaarchetypequiz.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 25, 2021
324. Natural Ways To Alleviate Depressions, PTSD & Anxiety with Aubrey Marcus
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Originally Aired: January 6, 2021 Have you been experiencing increased anxiety and depression  over the last year? I know I have and I'm sure we're not alone.  Anxiety and depression levels have been increasing for years and the pandemic has only heightened matters dramatically. Hope came today via my interview with performance expert/modern renaissance man Aubrey Marcus who shared incredible groundbreaking, natural remedies that could be the ultimate cure for so many mental and emotional ailments.   Aubrey is studied in the world's most ancient spiritual traditions including the use of psychedelics. If you're like me, you're TERRIFIED about the idea of #ayahuasca or #mdma (aka psychedelic drugs), but Aubrey makes a VERY compelling case to give it a shot. If that's not for you, he goes in depth on alternatives such as deprivation tanks, shamanic breathing and ecstatic dancing. There's PLENTY of safe, practical advice to settle your soul and turn your life around.     --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 24, 2021
323. Jessamyn Stanley on How To Ease Anxiety, Combat Body Shame & Boost Self-Esteem With Yoga
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Originally Aired: January 14, 2021   Imagine your life if you shifted your thinking from: "how do I look," to "how to I FEEL?" Don't you think it could change your life? For Jessamyn Stanley, bestselling author and celebrated Yoga practitioner, it HAS changed her life, her followers lives and now your life. Jessamyn is a plus-sized Yoga teacher, who has proven Yoga isn't for skinny girls in Lululemon drinking expensive juices, it's for everybody and every BODY. MORE IMPORTANTLY, Jessamyn teaches us how Yoga is more than a physical exercise.  Yoga is the cure for anxiety, self loathing, envy and the feeling you're not enough.  It will also give you daily breakthroughs on who you are in this world and what your purpose is.  If you've ever thought, "why would I ever do Yoga," you'll leave this interview thinking, "why would I ever NOT do Yoga!?"   RESOURCES:   Jessamyn's Website: www.jessamynstanley.com IG: mynameisjessamyn --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 23, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 28: How to Reveal If Someone is Toxic!?
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Hay Kweenz, we fooled 'em again!  We made it through another week for another edition of Regular Guy Friday. If you have only a hammer in your tool box, then everything becomes a nail. Traumas are opportunities. People with talent AND consciousness will always question themselves. And people often can't see you beyond what they see in themselves. Narcissists believe the world owes them, says Lisa Romano. Kweenz are spelled with a K, says Astrid Brookes. Speaking of Kweenz, Kev and Kels have a bestie who works for Ava Max – whaaaaat??!!! PYE stands for Protect Your Energy and we must protect ours from toxic people. And speaking of toxic people, Maria thinks Kev's advice to Kelsey is toxic and so is he. Oh well, surely Kel's former co-worker, Tom from Nordstrom's, can do better. #kweenz #krisp #kweenfluencer --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 20, 2021
322. Meagan Good On Britney Spears, Child Stardom & Faith in God
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Originally Aired: February 10, 2021 Movie, TV Star and best selling author Meagan Good sat down with Maria and the #HealSquad to discuss everything from Brittney Spears to working on the set of Friday. In between, Meagan shares the prayer rituals she developed and utilizes to get answers from God on major life questions and decisions. Meagans reveals how this process helped her to find a husband and teaches us how we can do the same.  She opens up on how her faith in God always comes first and how she navigates Hollywood carrying that sentiment.  She also discusses how she avoided the pitfalls of child stardom and how parents and kids today can do the same.  Maria and Meagan discuss Proactive Marriage Counseling, how parenting and marriage may not be for everyone and fear of being a parent, in general. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 19, 2021
321. Priyanka Chopra on How to Stand up to Haters, Build Self-worth & Miss Universe Secrets
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Originally Aired: February 8, 2021   Priyanka Chopra sits with Maria to discuss her global journey from Bollywood to Hollywood stardom. Priyanka shares the tough decisions her parents made along the way along with the incredible advice and wisdom that dreamers can apply in their own journeys. Priyanka also shares advice on how to deal with critics and haters as well as how to adapt to any situation while maintaining one's integrity. In addition, Priyanka and Maria touch on their Pageant lives and competition, class distinctions worldwide and about the making of her Netflix Blockbuster movie "The White Tiger." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 18, 2021
320. Matthew McConaughey on Equality in America, Secrets to Success & WWE I Maria Menounos
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Originally aired: Jan 12, 2021 As the number of bonafide A List movie stars grows smaller and smaller, it's more impressive than ever that Matthew McConaughey has maintained such an impressive stronghold on pop culture. Matthew McConaughey may be one of the world's last true #MovieStars. YET, he still carries a beautiful air of relaxed, Texas wisdom and Southern Americana soulfulness that make him an incomparable voice in Hollywood. On my show, we got the chance to discuss his INCREDIBLE new book #Greenlights, which is part memoir, part self-help book, and ALL genius, offering incredible lessons and takeaways from his incomparable journey. Listen to Matthew offer advice about navigating crisis, self success without self compromise, creating and maintaining your own brand of faith, and...oh yeah...our mutual OBSESSION with all things @WWE. We may be entering a SECOND Matthew reinvention, and I'm thrilled to be a platform that springs to Mr. McConaughey's next, beautiful, chapter. Alright, alright, alright, send this to your favorite #McConaughey - loving friend, and for more sides of your favorite celebs, subscribe to my channel! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 17, 2021
319. RHONY alum Dorinda Medley on Life Post Housewives + Advice For a Healthy Divorce
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You may know her from her iconic catch phrases like "I'll tell you how I'm doing, not well bi*ch" OR "Make it Nice"...Dorinda Medley was Real Housewives of New York Royalty, and after her pause from this season, she is STILL royalty, Real Housewife or not.  Today Keven sat in for Maria and chatted with Dorinda, discussing her new memoir, "Make it Nice." Dorinda discussed her Polish Italian upbringing and her ultimate role model and the person she goes to for advice still to this day, her mom. She herself gives incredible advice on how to cope with divorce in a healthy way, PLUS healthy coparenting tips. The duo talk about being gracious, balanced relationships, and even Dorinda's love of gumballs and of course, Christmas. She tells Keven that she has "nothing negative to say" about her pause from Housewives, and she has a new found freedom she has never been able to experience. We are such huge fans of Dorinda Medley, and we hope you enjoy the episode. Share it with a RHONY obsessed friend and always remember to Make it Nice!! xo Get your copy of Make It Nice: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Make-It-Nice/Dorinda-Medley/9781982168322 https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1982168323?tag=simonsayscom --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 16, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 27: Purpose vs. Goals, Karma vs. Intention & Riding the Kiddy Roller Coaster
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Hay Kweenz, Regular Guys and Girls, we fooled 'em again! We made it to another edition of Regular Guy Friday!  Jury Duty is your duty to serve that also serves YOU. Kelsey planned to put the system on trial but the juror next to her was an energy vampire.  Pretending to be on the phone, reading a book or working on a deadline humanely repels energy vampires.  Brian Mahan says to work toward purpose not goals. If Janis Joplin did the former she may still be here. New centuries generally begin in year 20 and this one redefines success - lets have empathy for those grieving the loss of the 20th century.  There is meaning and messages in so many signs that we ignore.There are many ways to run from a problem and sometimes when you do you end up with a broken foot.   Use shame as a tool not as a weapon. Dianne Gray reminded us that energy cant be created or destroyed, that love is energy and that therefore loved ones remain with us always - unless you drink 3 glasses of wine, Sanjeev taught us that karma is tied to intentions, not just actions. And though some fans have written Apple Podcasts to 'Save RGF', one fan called to cut the show and the opening song. #NotaKween. But then Kev agrees and admits he's #NotaKween, either.   Goodbye Regular Guy Friday? Hello Polka Tuesday?  Roll out the barrels, Betches!    Follow us on social!! TikTok & IG:  @TheKelseyMeyer @bettertogetherwithmaria --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 13, 2021
318. Maria Menounos Opinion On Celebs Not Showering, The Delta Variant & Lessons From “Dr. Death”
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On today’s show, Maria, Keven, and Kelsey sit down to talk about everything from the new Delta Variant to their favorite TV shows, to the new trend of celebrities not bathing…?!?! Kelsey shares her jury duty experience with the gang, and Maria reminds us that it is our civic responsibility to serve as a juror when we are called in. After careful thought, Maria and Keven decided to follow the CDC’s advice and cancel their trip to Greece. Is another wave coming? What should we expect? Maria then shares her favorite new TV shows and why we ALL must watch. Lastly, the trio discuss celebrities’ surprising new bathing habits…Trust us, you will be shocked. This episode is a fun one and we hope you enjoy it! Tell us your favorite part in the comments below and share with a friend who needs a smile :) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 12, 2021
317. The Truth About Karma & Your Destiny Revealed by Vedic Astrologer Sanjeev Verma
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Today, Master Vedic Astrologer Sanjeev Verma joins us on Better Together and explains what an astrology chart is, how it works, what it tells you, and how you can use it to guide you in life. He also discusses free will and reveals if you really have it, or if your destiny is already predetermined. Sanjeev also shares that we may be accumulating bad karma without realizing it…WHAT!!  But don’t worry he explains why this is so we can stop ourselves from doing it next time. We hope you enjoy this episode and please comment what you learned from it! Plus share with a friend who would find this interesting! SANJEEV’S RESOURCES WEBSITE: https://sanjeevsv.com/ APP: Ananta on Apple App Store and Google Play https://ananta.app --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 11, 2021
316. Grief Expert Dianne Gray on Quick Tools To Ease Grief & How To Cope With Death
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End of Life and Grief Doula, Dianne Gray joins us today on Better Together. Her journey in this space, plus her unwavering commitment to improving care for seriously ill children was born from her 14-year experience as caregiver and mom to her ill son. In addition, dedication to her work was sparked from the sudden loss of her father to a heart attack when she was just 9 years old. Today, Maria and Dianne talk about how to cope with death and Dianne shares easy-to-apply tools for those who are grieving. Did you know that we can still connect with those who have passed and actually feel them?!! She also reveals that scientifically, love can never die...!! We learn how to correctly support someone who is grieving through an idea called companioning. Lastly, Dianne reminds us that it is not all about us. Everyone makes mistakes and we are all perfectly, imperfect. We hope you enjoyed this episode! Please share with a friend who is going through a hard time and could use this ❤️ DIANNE RESOURCES: Dianne: @diannebgray on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 11, 2021
315. Jana Kramer Opens Up To Maria Menounos About Divorce; How They Helped Each Other Through Tough Times
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Today, Maria’s co-stars and director from the Lifetime Christmas movie they just shot, The Holiday Fix, join her on Better Together! Jana Kramer, Ryan McPartlin, and Brian Herzlinger not only talk about their new movie, but also why this film is uniquely special for each of them. Jana even opens up about her recent divorce from ex-husband Mike Caussin, how she is holding up, and how the split has affected her kids. She and Maria bonded over how much they helped and lifted one another up through their own respective difficult times. Ryan reveals how he and Maria formed such a strong bond so quickly and then the two share their very different, yet equally interesting experiences with Jack Nicholson!! Last but not least, Brian and Maria sit down to talk about the key to creating a great Christmas movie (Brian has made 10!!!) and possibly making another Christmas movie?! So who knows… maybe this isn’t the last you’ll see the gang all together! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 09, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 26: Why the Universe Has You and Shame Should Not, So Long As.....
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Hay Kweenz, Regular Guys and Girls, we fooled 'em again! We made it to another edition of Regular Guy Friday! Life is happening for you, not to you, and the universe has you always.  Nature walks will help raise awareness to see it but walking alone in LA at night may not be the best idea, Kelsey!  Lacking awareness, being self involved, chasing rainbows,  focusing on what the universe isn't giving you and medicating is a recipe for mediocrity (and medicating doesn't just come in the form of alcohol or drugs). Then comes the shame which can elevate or destroy you. How we view the past is rarely accurate, making the allowance of shame and guilt to destroy us even more pointless.  Kelsey knows what the kids mean then they ask 'who's got the aux? ' While Kev thinks it's all chugey. We wonder where Kelsey's friend Tom from Nordstrom is at with all of the above. And if you're really cool, you don't call your friends 'betches', you call them 'B's.'  Bye B's. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 06, 2021
314. How To Heal Trauma Through Somatic Therapy with Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Brian Mahan
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Shame is a disease that affects us all, shame is a survival mechanism. Lucky for us, trauma expert and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Brian Mahan teaches us the key to stop shame from ruling our lives. We learn about toxic shame vs healthy shame, and how shame can be stored in our bodies. We also learn about memory and the brain - the higher brain vs the lower brain - and how we can’t always believe what we remember. Aka almost 50% of what we remember is often altered...what! He also shares how to avoid attracting negative energy…*hint* stop looking for the bad things, because that's bringing energy to them!! We learn how to rewire our brain to create new neural pathways to create better behavioral patterns! We hope you enjoyed part two of this two-part episode. BRIAN RESOURCES *Brian’s website has amazing resources for everyone: www.briandmahan.com *Also traumahealing.org & healingshame.com - two other amazing resources Brian: @briandmahansep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 05, 2021
313. How To Overcome Shame With Trauma Expert Brian Mahan I Maria Menounos
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Shame is a disease that affects us all, shame is a survival mechanism. Lucky for us, trauma expert and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Brian Mahan teaches us the key to stop shame from ruling our lives. We learn about toxic shame vs healthy shame, and how shame can be stored in our bodies. We also learn about memory and the brain - the higher brain vs the lower brain - and how we can’t always believe what we remember. Aka almost 50% of what we remember is often altered...what! He also shares how to avoid attracting negative energy…*hint* stop looking for the bad things, because that's bringing energy to them!! We learn how to rewire our brain to create new neural pathways to create better behavioral patterns! Don't miss this incredible two-part episode...and please let us know what you learned from it. BRIAN RESOURCES *Brian’s website has amazing resources for everyone: www.briandmahan.com *Also traumahealing.org & healingshame.com - two other amazing resources Brian: @briandmahansep --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 04, 2021
312. How To Get Through Tough Situations And Grow From It
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Going through a tough time? On today’s show, Maria talks about coping with rainy seasons and picking up the right umbrella . Bad things may be meant to happen in order to elevate you. Most positive  changes won't feel good - at first. Are you giving away your power? Want to raise your vibration when down - don't hang out with old acquaintances, hang out with new strangers, just ask Ester Hicks.  The  quality of your life  is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peers - just ask Tony Robbins.   Do those around your push you to reach your full potential. We certainly are trying  here!     Enjoy this episode and  share with a friend who you think would benefit from it,  too! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 03, 2021
311. Determine Your Chakra Type and How to Balance Your Chakras With Food with Clairvoyant, Intuitive Healer and Renowned Author Cyndi Dale
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What's a chakra? How do chakras work? What do chakras tell us? Well, everyday clairvoyant, intuitive healer and renowned author, Cyndi Dale is here to answer ALL your burning chakra questions, and more. Today Maria Menounos and Cyndi Dale discuss the 12 chakras and Cyndi teaches us how to determine our chakra type. Once determining your charka type you'll then be able to tap your individual energy system for health, healing and harmonious weight. The duo discuss how food and what you should eat is determined by your chakra type, call it the charka diet if you will. We learn that food cravings are ironically most often things we are allergic or intolerant to AND your cravings can even come from a place in your childhood that needs healing. Enjoy this episode and please share with a friend who you think would love it too! Cyndi's book available Aug 3rd: https://www.amazon.com/Chakras-Food-You-Individual-Harmonious/dp/1250790670 @TheKelseyMeyerHandles: @CyndiDaleEnergy @BetterTogetherWithMaria @MariaMenounos --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Aug 02, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 25: How Overindulgence Leads to Rage and Getting Less Gives You More...
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Hay Kweenz, Regular Guys and Girls, we fooled 'em again! We made it to another edition of Regular Guy Friday!  Overindulgence leads to rage and whether it's mindless rage or focused rage, it's still rage.  When it comes to projects and jobs: 1)  less people means more productivity - and more happiness.  2) comfort zones may be comfy but will age you fast 3) adapt to new situations and learn new skills - new skills come from young, open minds.  Whether in a relationship or a divorce, eye the big picture and keep your ego out of it. All Setbacks are Set-Ups as long as.....  The 21st century is changing negotiation techniques - and why it's better to get a little less than you think you deserve. If we got everything we wanted in life, we would be married to our elementary school crushes - or in Kelsey's case, a heroin addict.  Finishing schools may be a thing of the past, but life schools are more necessary than ever.  Who else will teach Kelsey's dates that they serve tacos on Taco Tuesdays?  Whether it's Simone Biles at the Olympics, you or someone you love, it's better to bend than break, unless you're Joe Frazier in Manilla. Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 30, 2021
310. Psychic Medium MaryAnn DiMarco On How To Talk To Your Angels, Connect To the Universe, & Listen To Your Gut
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Originally Aired: Dec 16, 2020 No matter how hard this year has been, even if you're DREADING the Holidays, you are NOT alone. These words of comfort have never been more important, and the beautifully eloquent MaryAnn DiMarco brought us a whole hour of comforting words, conversation, energy, and techniques to heal our broken souls. MaryAnn  teaches us how to tune into our inner knowing, reinstate faith in our lives, and even reach those guides and deceased loved ones to put their hands on our backs and remind us: "I've got you." Give me a (🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️) if you NEEDED this as much as I did. And PLEASE tag someone who you know could use some comfort right now. I guarantee they'll find it with MaryAnn ❤️. If you haven't already, make sure you're subscribed on YouTube where I have conversations like this almost EVERY day.    ALTWELL CBD: https://altwell.com/ MaryAnn's Instagram: @MaryAnnTheMedium  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 29, 2021
309. Coping With The Loss of a Pet | Better Together with Maria Menounos
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Maria is updating us on her latest project...a CHRISTMAS MOVIE!! She spills all the details on what she has been filming in Connecticut, and how she and her castmates, Jana Kramer and Ryan McPartlin are bonding. She also shares some heartbreaking news about her parents dog Beethoven who they had to put down the other day. She gets emotional with the Heal Squad talking about how she knew it was time and the lessons they learned and the advice they have for others who are going through a similar situation. Maria also discusses her love of Caliper CBD (our discount code below!!), she and Kev share how they are loving Connecticut and Kelsey informs them that LA is still "poppin'" !! Kelsey also shares how she got a zillion mosquito bites over the weekend and Kev said she can't sit outside at those later hours anymore.. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 28, 2021
308. 3 steps to break your self destructive habits with Bestselling author Anne Lamott
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Originally aired: February 24 2021 World acclaimed author Anne Lamott sat in with Maria, and Heal Squad friend and guest co-host, Lisa Bilyeu.  What began as promotion for her upcoming book “Dusk, Night, Dawn” turned into a one hour guide for people (especially women)  on how to navigate so many familiar dilemmas. Anne shared pearls for first time writers, the cure for feelings of hopelessness, how to silence feelings of fear and fraud,  how perfectionism is the voice of oppression, how to diffuse female shame bred into us and three steps to breaking self destructive habits.  She also discusses how much society wires us to ‘get’ (achievements, accolades, wealth etc.) as opposed to ‘give’ and the bottomless life void it fails to fill. The best part is the solutions, faith and hope she shares. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 27, 2021
307. 10 Foods To Improve Memory, Increase Productivity, & Boost Brain Health With Brain Expert Jim Kwik
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Originally aired: October 7, 2019   Maria sits down with brain expert, Jim Kwik who was once known as the “boy with a broken brain” after a childhood brain injury left him struggling in school. He’s now a memory & speed-reading expert who has spent the last 25 years helping people improve their memory, learn to speed-read, increase their decision-making skills, and unleash their super brains. Today, he’s helping us unleash our super brains. We’re talking memory tips, the power of the brain, the best food and supplements for your brain and so much more! Interview starts at 18:00   Jim is the CEO of Kwik Learning, founder of SuperheroYou, social entrepreneur and international speaker.   Jim Kwik’s Website: https://jimkwik.com/Kwik Learning: https://www.kwiklearningonline.com/Social: @JimKwik --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 26, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 24: The Illusion of Affirmation without Discipline while Making Life Maps AND Cable Christmas Movies
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Hay Kweenz, Regular Guys and Girls, we fooled 'em again! We made it to another edition of Regular Guy Friday. Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of illusion...WHAT!? Culture is a direct result of what you'll tolerate. Summer downtime is for fun but also for planning. And as far as planning goes, you may have a business plan and maybe a life plan, too. Forget them! It's business and life MAPS that yield results and success.  Putting your companion animal down is never easy but remember their brief time here should teach us something. Making Cable TV Christmas Movies isn't easy either, especially when you're paired in a scene next to a Christmas Movie Extra Vampire. That time when Vampires go from blood suckers to comedy gold.  Most of us can never be Kweenz. Kels came close. Is #KweenAdjacent a thing?  If so, it's totally #krisp. Can Kels survive LA without her Regular Guy partner, Kev? Something tells us her old coworker, Tom from Nordstrom, isn't doing the job...what do you guys think?? Bye Betches. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 23, 2021
306. 8 Natural Remedies for Depression with Psychiatrist and Leading Brain Health Expert Dr. Daniel Amen
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Originally Aired: August 24, 2020 Covid got you down? Most Americans are lonelier and more depressed than they've EVER been. You may be one of them, but you don't have to be, we have some solutions for you. In his return to our show, Dr. Daniel Amen, whom the Washington Post called "the most popular psychiatrist in America," acknowledges a surge in his suicidal clientele, but he is not giving up hope. By offering simple, everyday strategies like Havening or, even habitually saying to ourselves, "today is going to be a great day," we can create noticeable shifts in our everyday life. Dr. Amen discusses the "dragons" that breathe fire into our past traumas, and how we can fight those dragons to find peace, even though we're facing the most challenging chapter of our current century. Dr. Amen also gives a list of amazing natural remedies for depression like Omega-3, saffron, and lavender, which studies have proven can act as natural anti-depressants. Trust me, we understand how hard it is right now, but there is hope! RESOURCES: Dr Amen's Website: www.amenclinics.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 22, 2021
305. Achieve Self Love By Asking These 3 Questions with Bestselling Author & Relationship Therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas
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Originally Aired: August 27, 2020 You've probably heard the term #ConsciousUncoupling, but you may be surprised to learn the author who coined the term does not advocate for divorce. Instead, Katherine Woodward Thomas, bestselling author and relationship thought leader, believes that we need to heal our traumas and discover our best self before we're capable of fostering a beautiful relationship. Do you believe you're worthy of love? Do you believe you're worthy to GIVE love? Katherine will help you through these questions with practical techniques like #Visioning your future with 3 simple questions, and employing "best future self" exercises to turn your life around, faster than you could have ever imagined. Katherine is a BEAUTIFUL storyteller, and I got very emotional during our lovely chat. Share this episode with someone who needs it, and make sure to subscribe to my channel on YouTube for amazing tips EVERY weekday, using the swipe up link in my story! RESOURCES: Katherine's Website: https://katherinewoodwardthomas.com/ Katherine's Class: https://katherinewoodwardthomas.com/e... Katherine's SOCIALS: @KatWoodwardThom & @KatherineWoodwardThomas Katherine's New Book: https://go.lnkam.com/link/r?u=https%3.. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 21, 2021
304. Designing On A Budget & Healing Through Design with International Celebrity Designer and Design Psychology Expert Kelli Ellis
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In part 2 of our interview with international celebrity designer and design psychology expert Kelli Ellis, we discuss why and how she moved her entire life to Barcelona from California during a pandemic and dive deeper into how one can actually heal faster through design. Kelli reveals that our decor can effect our emotions and lucky for us, even shares what colors and lighting will improve our mood. And if you are having trouble decluttering, Kelli also shares a couple of tricks and exercises that will help you get rid of those old items. And lastly, we talk about how to design on a budget and make your space look like a million bucks, without spending that much money. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 20, 2021
303. Design Psychology 101: Curating Your Perfect Space with International Celebrity Designer and Design Psychology Expert Kelli Ellis
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Interior designer Kelli Ellis joined the Heal Squad today to discuss renovations and the psychology behind renovations. Kelli discussed the tremendous positive impact lighting and mirroring has. She also shared the healing power of plants – including even the healing power of artificial plants. What? Floating shelves increase room size appearance. Cooler light bulbs vs. warmer light bulbs. White lighting vs. yellow lighting. What bulbs to install for which rooms and why as well as the psychological ramifications of either. How the container store, mirrors and Pinterest can give you the designer closet on a dime and in small spaces. Lamps Plus outlets can give you a ton of bang for your buck. You CAN do interior design, digitally. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 19, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 23: Seeking Progress Over Perfection & Why Your Best Self Includes Your Worst Self
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Hay Kweenz, Regular Guys and Girls, we fooled 'em again! We made it to another edition of Regular Guy Friday. Another lock down may come just in time for Christmas. And as far as Christmas goes, forget Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Bob Crachet, It was Fezziwig who had it right all along. Everything you do in your day must somehow serve your dream with this ONE exception. Dreams come true, fantasies don't. Trinkets may be shiny BUT they're holding you back. Your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness. Seek progress over perfection. Your perfect self is NOT your best self. Your best self are all these parts - and those parts will surprise and even relieve you. Knowledge is only potential power. Execution IS power while complexity is the enemy of execution. When it comes to health care it's east meets west that's best. We judge others negatively based on our own shortcomings. Kev doesn't have the time to meet Kelsey's Nordstrom coworker friend Tom but will make time to organize her closet. Maybe that will change when Regular Guy Friday ends after 25 shows to complete a box set.  Pop champagne this weekend, while you still can. Bye Betches. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 16, 2021
302. What Every Stressed Person Needs to Hear: How To Navigate Stressful Situations & Crises + Maria's Quick De-stressing Tips
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On today’s episode Maria shares tools on how change isn't always bad and how to navigate stressful situations and crises.  She offers breathing techniques as well as actions you can do with your hands to bring relief.  But that was just the beginning.  The problems when making decisions out of panic, how stress is really fear masked and practices to escape that state of mind also came up.  Maria shares the value of morning rituals in curbing stress and how everyday is an opportunity to re-calibrate your attraction. She reminds us that we are magnets: whatever we feel is what we will attract. Lastly, Keven and Maria discuss the power of neutrality vs. positivity which mindset  successful thought leaders practice.  What magic REALLY happens when belief meets desire.  Whether navigating post pandemic stressful changes or even daily obstacles, this is a valuable episode. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 15, 2021
301. Stanford Psychologist Dr. Kelly McGonigal on Why Stress Is Good For You and How Stress Can Make You Stronger
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Originally Aired: August 26, 2020 You've probably been told by many smart people that stress is harmful for your body, but get ready to have your mind blown. Studies show that the BELIEF that stress is harmful is far more toxic than the actual stress itself. Dr. Kelly McGonigal will fundamentally change your entire relationship to stress through her incredible teachings. She's grown a massive following (including O Magazine's FIRST Visionary Award), because of her powerful advocacy of MINDSET shifts around stress. Kelly says that stress is simply:  "what arises in your brain and in your body when something that you care about is at stake." By ingraining this belief system into our everyday life, we'll create new neural pathways that will actually create a "biology of courage" in our bodies when we face stressful moments. And don't even get me STARTED on Kelly's research on movement and exercise. She highlights new studies that show us that our muscles are our own pharmacies that produce natural anti-depressants when we exercise. Talk about inspiring! I know this episode can change lives, and I'd LOVE for you to share it with someone who needs this message. Check out the full show on YouTube, and make sure you subscribe when you land there! RESOURCES: Kelly's Website: http://kellymcgonigal.com/ Kelly's New Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07... Kelly's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyV… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 14, 2021
300. The Truth About Grieving and How Difference Creates Shame with Maria Menounos
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Maria’s back! In this powerful episode she gives us an update on everything that has happened since her mother’s passing. Maria talks about her grieving process, her mother communicating through dreams, her surrogacy journey, her new Target obsession, and lastly discusses how often with difference comes shame. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 13, 2021
299. Nikki Glaser on The Power of Saying No, Dating, and Her New-Found Relationship With Herself
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Originally Aired: July 29, 2020 I didn't think I could love the always hilarious @NikkiGlaser more, but after my amazing conversation with her today, I do. I was thrilled to experience a different side of Nikki, where she opened up about everything from considering a permanent move to St. Louis, to her relationship with herself and it affecting other relationships. We talked stand-up, hosting @jimmykimmellive in quarantine, dating, and I prescribed her some Better Together episodes she has to listen to. As a fellow type-A in this business, we connected on a LOT of levels. How do we strike that perfect balance between work, love, and happiness? Are we entitled to saying no when presented with huge opportunities? I applaud Nikki's openness and vulnerability here, and I'm grateful for the laughs that came along the way! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 12, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 22: The Mini Miracles + Mini Monsters Around Us
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Hey Kweenz, Regular Guys and Gals, we fooled em again - we made it through another week and to another Regular Guy Friday. Kelsey is back from Seattle and our duo is reunited in LA. Our loved ones who have passed on are always around us, sending us messages - we just need to be open to receiving them as Maria learned. Narcissism continues to rise, in all generations. Why our generation is responsible, what we can do to curb the tide and how important it is to do so. We are here to help one another, learn from mistakes and have a few laughs. We need to write it because Kev forgot to say it. Luckily, he and Kelsey remembered to say 'Bey Betches.'  Bye Betches. ;)  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 09, 2021
298. How To Be Okay with Disappointing Others And Why It Will Help You Live The Life You Want
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Originally Aired: October 6, 2020 What's it going to take for you to FINALLY live the life you want to live? For me it was a brain tumor. For @ShaunaNiequest, it was the painful realization that her stress, exhaustion, and overwhelm had turned into nothing: complete numbness. But wasn't Shauna was living her dream..? Multiple #NYT bestselling author, frequently booked international lecturer, and celebrated thought leader? Despite the success, she realized that her inability to be present with the people she truly loved the most - her husband and her children - was the final straw. As she says in her bestseller #PresentOverPerfect: "It's very hard to be loved and connected to the people in your home when you're always bringing them your most exhausted self and resenting the fact that the scraps you're giving them aren't cutting it.” Shauna's decision to choose presence over perfection wasn't an easy one; as she mentions in the interview, saying yes to some people means saying no to others. But if we're guaranteed to disappoint people, shouldn't we make those people the least important people, rather than our closest loved ones? In today's beautiful convo, Shauna and I discuss how to make those decisions as we inevitably disappoint certain people in our lives so we can honor those we love the most. Subscribe To Better Together w/ Maria Menounos: https://www.youtube.com/c/mariamenounos Subscribe & Review Better Together w/ Maria Menounos: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107 Join Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/bettertogetherwithmaria Check out our BT Clips channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHMkQ9ASfIEwqvkR7KHu-FQ FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL! Instagram: https://instagram.com/bettertogetherwithmaria TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJD6vrkY/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/432608110738691 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-together-with-maria-menounos --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 08, 2021
297. Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John on How To Successfully Build Your Own Brand While Staying True To Yourself
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Originally Aired: November 18, 2019 We have the woman redefining “badassery” herself, Bozoma Saint John. Over the course of her highly successful career, she has earned a reputation as a trailblazing brand marketing executive and change agent. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, and a global leader in entertainment, sports & fashion. Today we’re talking to her about her journey, taking up space, being authentic in the workplace, how to live life bold, own your accomplishments and create a group of supportive people around you. Before joining Endeavor, she served as Chief Brand Officer at Uber, Head of Global Consumer Marketing at Apple Music & iTunes and Head of Music and Entertainment Marketing at PepsiCo.  She was inducted into Billboard’s Women in Music Hall of Fame and the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement, as well as recognition on The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 list in 2018 and as Billboard’s Executive of the Year in 2016. She has worked with celebrities like Beyonce, Jimmy Iovene and Dr. Dre and continues to be celebrated in every space she enters. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 07, 2021
296. Gen and Jared Padalecki on How To Own Your Success, Memories from Supernatural, and New Show Walker
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Originally Aired: September 23, 2020 Do you ever feel like you're not entitled to your success? Triple threat actress, entrepreneur, and writer Gen Padalecki (@NowAndGen) opened up about that in our lovely convo on my show @BetterTogetherwithMaria. We discuss this tendency, especially for women, to discount their success, but Gen, who recently launched a clothing line with @Khols, has a LOT of success to own. Learn how she manages three kids, her marriage, AND an upcoming, starring role on #CW #Walker across from her @CWsupernatural hubby Jared! Speaking of Jared, he pops in for some laughs, an exciting tease about the upcoming #Supernatural season, some couple advice, and even his thoughts on the new @ParisHilton doc since he's worked with her many times, including her first on-screen role in #HouseOfWax. Share this with a friend who LOVES Supernatural! RESOURCES: Gen's Blog: www.nowandgen.com Gen's Socials: @GenPadalecki --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 06, 2021
295. Brittany Snow on The Ups & Downs of Her Mental Health Journey + Advice She Got From Amanda Bynes
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Originally Aired: October 8, 2020 Feeling ALONE in your journey with mental health? Brittany Snow knows how you feel. She's been open about her mental health journey, but acknowledges it was someone else's story that helped carry her out of her own darkness. Having been on both sides of it, Brittany realized something powerful: sharing your mental health journey may be the ticket to rescuing someone else from their struggles. Out of that realization, #SeptemberLetters was born, thanks to help of her creative partner and co-founder of September Letters, Jaspre Guest. September Letters is an online community to share your stories about mental health, publicly or anonymously, so NONE of us feel so alone. We are all here to help one another, because we are #BetterTogether. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 05, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 21: How to Fight Enemies, Get Off Merry Go Rounds and Anticipate in Business
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Hey regular guys and gals, we fooled em again and made it through another week and to another edition of Regular Guy Friday. Kelsey is reminded you can never go home and how getting off life's merry go round is uncomfortable to  you and to others on the ride as well. Sometimes when you help fulfill people's needs, they use the free time to create new needs, then expect you to fulfill them AND be angry when you don't. OUCH. You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. Responding to put downs and verbal insults is hard for those not programmed to give them. The difference between rest and vacation and why the former is more important when pursuing dreams. Life and business is about awareness and anticipation which most Regular Guys and Gals don't know.. however, when Regular Guys and Gals learn and apply this, the results are extraordinary. Regular People can win - even in Hollywood. Big Sister Friday inches closer to taking the Regular Guy Friday spot. That's okay. It gives Regular Guys and Gals more time to prepare for Christmas. We are 6 months away from the holidays!  Happy Leon Day and Bye Betches. To sign up for Gaby Piccirilli's Reflexology Class: https://www.rpt.health/courses Use code 'bettertogether' for $100 off!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 02, 2021
294. Silence Your Inner Critic: Proven Techniques To Redirect Your Negative Thoughts & Live Your Best Life with World-Renowned Joy and Creativity Coach Dr. Srikumar Rao
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Originally Aired: November 24, 2020 Do you want to have a terrific day... EVERY DAY!? Dr. Srikumar Rao, a world-renowned joy and creativity coach, offers tools that can set us up to do just this, which is that he's one of @Mindvalley's top-rated experts. Dr. Rao uses ancient teachings from all traditions to illuminate simple truths about what it means to live our best lives. Dr Rao can help you navigate challenging family members, fears about our futures, and that nagging #MentalChatter that can be so hard to let go of! In his words: "Why would we hand over the keys of our own happiness to someone else?) If you know someone who is stressed about the upcoming holiday season, TAG them below, and make sure you subscribe to @BetterTogetherWithMaria with the link in the bio! RESOURCES: The Rao Institute: https://theraoinstitute.com/ Masterclass Page - https://mval.li/?a=9321&c=2468&p=r&s1= Sales Page - https://mval.li/?a=9321&c=2469&p=r&s1= --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jul 01, 2021
293. How To Find Happiness in Life: Simple Ways to Get Happy Now with NYT Bestselling Author and Happiness Expert Gretchen Rubin
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Originally Aired: July 7, 2020 Craving more happiness in your life? Today, I featured NYT bestselling author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin to discuss the practical "emergency toolkit" methods to increase your happiness; did you know "smelling the roses" is scientifically proven to increase your happiness? Also, did you know that clutter doesn't necessarily equal disorganization!  You HAVE to watch today's episode to find out why! I know there are people in your life who NEED a happiness boost right now, so @mention them in the comments below to change their day! RESOURCES: Gretchen's Socials: @GretchenRubin Gretchen's Emergency Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4OJ... Gretchen's 4 Tendencies Quiz: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 30, 2021
292. Cindy Crawford: The 90s Supermodel Industry, Her Aging Insecurities, and Parenting & Her Marriage
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Originally Aired: October 28, 2020 Growing up, I idolized Cindy Crawford, and even today, I STILL view her career as a north star while I navigate my own. Cindy is the embodiment of class, grace, and sophistication, but it's her open willingness to share her insecurities that make her such an important voice in this business. In today's interview, we discuss the heyday of 90's supermodel obsession, her reckoning with the inevitable aging we ALL face, her tips on parenting, marriage, diet, and even even business. Cindy says that knowing your authentic self is one of the best ways to find self confidence in any room, and emphasizes the importance of knowing who you are, because NOBODY can take that away from you! RESOURCES: Cindy's Socials: @CindyCrawford Cindy's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Cindy… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 29, 2021
291. Energy Healing for Beginners - Discover & Heal Your Primary Chakra
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Originally Aired: September 8, 2020 Curious about energy healing, but not completely sold on it? Unsure where to even begin? If you are, Cyndi Dale is the teacher for you. This 27 (!) time bestselling author has won multiple awards for her accessible, but academic approach to energy work, and she believes it is for everyone! How about this, are you always feeling tired? Do you feel BURDENED by the sadness or anxiety of other people? Cyndi will help you by giving you practical techniques, meditations, and exercises to block out those hurdles and invite energetic freedom into your own life. By outlining what a Chakra actually is, how we can clear our own Chakras and protect our auras, Cyndi's method could change the way you experience your day to day life. Watch to find out what made ALL of us cry on air. For more AMAZING tools, techniques and topics that will better you and your life, SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube, and make sure to watch Better Together w/ Maria Menounos EVERYDAY! Also, make sure you are following our new Better Together Instagram: @bettertogetherwithmaria ! RESOURCES: Cyndi's Website: www.cyndidale.com Cyndi's Socials: @CyndiDaleEnergy --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 28, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 20: Tools to Combat Narcissists, Proximity, Intention & Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation
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HAPPY 20TH EP KWEENZ!!!! We fooled em again!! We Regular Guys and Gals made it through another week where we discovered two valuable, if only, tools when being forced to deal with narcissists and criminals. Hero or villain? The narcissist external narrative has them portrayed as either or and nothing else. You still can never go home in life BUT it can be positive reinforcement when you do. Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation. Forgiveness always creates light, but the same cannot always be said of Reconciliation. Discerning the non reconcilable and the reconcilable and the healthy means to approach the latter. The underrated power of intention in ALL actions and perhaps the most underrated tools in growth, success and fulfillment. Regular Guy Friday to be permanently pre-empted in favor of Big Sister Friday which doesn't matter because we will always be Kweenz. Bye Betches has even more meaning when you say it twice. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 25, 2021
290. 4 Easy Ways To Find More Joy Everyday
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Originally Aired: September 14, 2020 Do you feel like you're stuck in someone else's dream? Or maybe you feel like you're stuck in the WRONG dream. Joy strategist @GraceHarry can relate. After a mega-successful career in the music industry, Grace took a step back and realized she still hadn't unlocked the truth of her own joy. Since then, she's pivoted and works as a celebrated joy strategist to powerful C-suite execs and pop culture icons like #Common. Grace says that "happiness is ethereal, but JOY is your birthright." By implementing strategies like "finding your starting 5" and viewing all of your relationships as partnerships to accomplish the goals that we want, we can unlock the life we've always wanted to live. Everyone NEEDS this right now, so share it!! Share it with all your  friends & family who will benefit, and for the full interview, you HAVE to click the link in my bio! When you land there, make sure you subscribe!!! RESOURCES: Grace's Socials: @GraceHarry --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 24, 2021
289. Ally Brooke: Fifth Harmony’s split, her insecurities, industry toxicity & her solo career journey
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Originally Aired: October 14, 2020   "Sharing my stories and my pain to help somebody else that’s the most beautiful thing, because it doesn’t matter who you are or what your job is, we’ve all felt insecure, we’ve all felt lonely, we’ve all felt helpless…" YEP!! Right there with you Ally. And I bet a lot of you are too? This beautiful soul Ally Brooke and I had the most incredible conversation today - all about her journey, from illustrious girl band #FifthHarmony to a killer solo career, the nasty and beautiful moments she's experienced in the music industry and how she has turned her pain into pride... curious what wound us BOTH up in tears?! You'll have to watch to find out. Tag an #AllyBrooke obsessed friend below! Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE needs to listen to this right now. Link in bio to full show, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE when you get there! RESOURCES: Ally's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Your-H...  Ally's Socials: @AllyBrooke --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 23, 2021
288. How To Break Bad Habits and Control Negative Thoughts
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Originally Aired: November 11, 2020 How does one of the world's best quarterbacks, @RussellWilson, keep his cool under pressure?Mostly because of @TrevorMoawad, his mental conditioning coach, and one of the world's most sought-after experts, particularly in high-performance athletics. Trevor is a pioneer in the "neutral thinking" thought space, and stresses the importance of avoiding negativity, monitoring our self-talk, and taking pragmatic action when faced with challenges. And how about this one: "So much of what defines a great performer is not what they’re willing to do, it’s what they’re willing NOT to do." Make sure you subscribe to @BetterTogetherWithMaria by clicking the link tree in my bio :) RESOURCES: Trevor's Website: https://moawadconsultinggroup.com/ Trevor's Partnership w/ Russell: https://www.thinkbig-gofar.com/ Trevor's Instagram: @TrevorMoawad Trevor's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Takes-What-Thi… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 22, 2021
287. The Importance of Spirituality in Your Mental Health Journey
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Originally Aired: September 28, 2020 Are you feeling emotionally and spiritually lost? @DrAnitaPhillips has exactly what you need. Dr. Anita Phillips is a world-renowned expert lauded for her unique and powerful blend of spirituality and mental health advocacy. For centuries, spiritual communities and psychology communities have shunned each other, but Dr. Anita sees both spirituality and mental health as having inextricable ties. For Dr. Anita, our mental health is directly tied to our beliefs about purpose, life, and deity. In a time where the world is in crisis, our beliefs about where we go after we leave this world, for example, have profound conscious and subconscious effects on our mental health. She provides POWERFUL excessive to help us get to these beliefs so that we can start having a foundation on which to anchor emotional wellness. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 21, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 19: Tale of Lobster Boy, Vampires and Mini Monsters Around Us + Their Toxic Effects
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Hay Kweenz we fooled ‘em again!! It’s another edition of Regular Guy Friday, this week Kev and Kelsey bring you the wild tale of Kev’s past 90s adventures with “Grady ‘Lobster Boy’ Styles!!” The discussion leads to talks about the sociopaths, vampires and little monsters all around us, and the serious tole they take on our individual wellbeing. Kels shares her own personal adventures with mini monsters, upper endoscopies and the fun of anesthesia. Kelsey then reads a powerful passage by @Chimamanda_Adichie with regards to narcissism and behaviors today, and the duo discuss how it’s an inditement of all vs one generation, and how the passage should be used as a tool for all of us to self evaluate and improve..."what I find increasingly troubling: a cold-blooded grasping, a hunger to take and take and take, but never give; a massive sense of entitlement; an inability to show gratitude..." OUCH! Heavy and powerful stuff. BUT we of course end the episode reminding ourselves and everyone else that we are all still Kweens and how summer can be your moment to reset, pause or just blow steam: just be aware of whatever option you choose. Bye Beeeetches! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 18, 2021
286. How To Be More Productive in Your Day and Get Shit Done
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Originally Aired: July 8, 2020 Overwhelmed? Not where you want to be in your life?! Bestselling author of "Get S**t Done" Erin Falconer BLEW MARIA'S MIND today when she stressed the importance of checking in with ourselves. Erin's revolutionary techniques to productivity will CHANGE YOUR LIFE: take stock of what you ACTUALLY want limit your goals to three major focuses throw off the expectations of perfection You can literally do a 180 on your own life!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 17, 2021
285. GaryVee on His Secret To Success, Avoiding Self-Sabotage, and the Jets vs. Patriots
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Originally Aired: September 10, 2020 You've seen his videos, you know his voice, and chances are he's helped you CRUSH IT in your own life... There's a reason everyone knows @GaryVee! He is one of the most popular and respected media gurus and online personalities in the world, and he practices what he preaches. GaryVee has built multiple companies, brands, and perhaps most impressively a community of millions of followers who look to him for wisdom about self-esteem, achieving our goals, and as he says: CRUSHING IT. As the CEO of VaynerX media, Gary has consulted with companies like Chase, Toyota, and Craft to teach them how to survive and thrive in a digital world, and his corporate advice can help you too. But Gary is more than just a sharp media mind. He's a humble Russian immigrant who admits in today's conversation that his biggest fear isn't failure, or backpedaling, it's the fear of creating hurdles in his own life to prevent him from moving forward. More than money, fame, or success, Gary values freedom, and he says it's been the single biggest asset to building his companies. Also, for you sports fans, Gary and I go AT IT on the show in a Jets v. Patriots showdown. I HOPE we're still friends after that one… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 16, 2021
284. Set Yourself Free of Society’s Expectations with Glennon Doyle
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gdl0u3XHbCk Originally Aired: July 13, 2020 Feeling like you've hit your rock bottom? 3-Time NYT Bestselling author @GlennonDoyle can relate. After a severe alcohol addiction, a crippling fight w/ bulimia, and a broken marriage, she's reinvigorated herself with yet another lauded book "UNTAMED" - where she teaches women everywhere including me, how to finally listen to that inner voice and chase the life we actually want to live. There's a reason Oprah Winfrey is producing a scripted film based on her life. Glennon believes that women are tamed to shrink and disappear, rather than embrace the wild, beautiful lives that live inside each and every one us. Really, her message is simple: "Disappoint as many people as you can to avoid disappointing yourself." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 15, 2021
283. How To Find Your Voice and Make It Heard
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/dvIsEDeubxw Originally Aired: September 3, 2020 Tired of being told you’re ‘to this’ or ‘too that’? Feeling outcast, like you’re never accepted or enough? Well Sah D'Simone is here to tell you to FORGET THAT. The author and spiritual activist passionate about the message of authenticity and self acceptance, created a space where everyone is welcomed, loved and appreciated for who they are. But Sah had his own journey to acceptance. After being ousted from the company he helped build, Sah began his spiritual voyage, traveling to India and Nepal to study under, among others, the Dalai Lama, and he's never been the same since. Now, Sah is a beloved author and TED speaker whose #SpirituallySassy community is committed to inclusion and authenticity above all else, even in spaces that don't always welcome it with open arms. As a queer Brazilian immigrant, Sah noticed that many of the "tables" that preach inclusion didn't have a seat for him, so as he puts it, "he created his own table!” Sah says that #forgiveness is the secret sauce to presence and has three pillars - forgiving yourself, forgiving those who have unintentionally harmed you, and even forgiving those who have gone out of their way to cause you harm. Sah's undeniable charisma and beautiful heart & spirit make him a rising star in the world of empowerment spirituality - he’s amazing, such a big Sah fan. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 14, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 18: The Regular Guys (and Gals) Guide to Reset
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Hay Kweenz, we fooled em again. We Regular Guys and Gals made it through another week! The duo discuss post-pandemic 'reset'. And on that note: trauma leaves you in all or nothing state. Divorce your story and own your positive truth. Leaders anticipate, losers react and winners respond. Life is a dance between desire and fear and complexity is the enemy of execution. Self-limiting beliefs turn into habits. Judge someone and surrender the ability to influence them. Don't stay in what you did. Don't view past with regret and future with fear. The end does not justify the means because the means becomes the end. Affirmation without discipline is a dangerous illusion. And while we need judgement detox, there IS a difference between judgement and being measured. We who don't want to be measured, don't want to be accountable. Yikes. New improvements for 'Better Together' when Maria returns to the starting line up. Kev bumps into billboard icon, Angelyne, in LA while Kels gets hit on three times in Boston. Seltzer alcohol drinks are the new nectar of Kweenz. And Kels ending the show by butchering the Kweenz tongue with a 'Bye Bi-tches', in favor of the accepted annunciation, 'Bye BETCHES' has us judging her and proving, once again, we Regular Guys and Gals have SO much more work to do. Bye Betches.... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 11, 2021
282. The Secret Habits of Multi-Millionaire Dean Graziosi: Every Problem is Solvable
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1YTaOdJebEo Originally Aired: September 22, 2020 Feeling stuck? Like you're in a rut and can't seem to find a way out? You most likely need to shift your beliefs and focus... Dean Graziosi, who you've probably seen on TV,  YouTube, social media, or at a @TonyRobbins seminar, is one of the world's most celebrated self-learning experts, and today he helped us realize we ALL need to shift our beliefs and focus if we want to feel good & succeed. When you put Dean on a mic, his wisdom is apparent and immediate. Today, he discussed how this pandemic can be an opportunity for us, why the pain of inaction can move us to make real changes, and why we feel most alive when we shift towards uncomfortable, imperfect, courageous action. Dean also has incredible advice about our access to free knowledge and education,  and for those of you struggling with decisions about whether you (or your kids) should go to college, he'll have thoughts for you. Everyone NEEDS to hear this episode. I don't just say this because he's my friend, the proof is in the pudding(!!) Dean is one of the best and he can help us all change our lives by changing our minds. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 10, 2021
281. Your Chronic Pain Relief Guide: How Realigning Your Hips Can Help You Realign Your Life
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/NAdVQURTxzo Originally Aired: July 20, 2020 #Egoscue practitioner @TheBrianBradley has worked with @TonyRobbins for nearly 30 years, and these practices have revolutionized the way Tony, and Brian's many high-profile clients, live their lives. Today, we'll learn targeted, easy-to-apply "e-cises" that take about 5 minutes every day, and can promote everything from chronic pain management to cellulite reduction, even amplified immunity! 94% of patients who practice E-cises see measurable improvements. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 09, 2021
280. How to Relieve Headaches and Stomach Issues With Reflexology, Massage and Castor Oil
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/zg_HBGDESwA Gaby Piccirilli is a holistic health professional and founder of Regenerative Pathway Therapy. Gaby who specializes in treating ailments from the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional sides sat in with the Heal Squad for a special two part episode. Life is always on our side as well as one giant school. Feed your mind, daily. Build the life you want through thought. The 62 page book written in 1903 entitled 'As a Man Thinketh' can give you all life's answers just by reading one page everyday. Journaling, being alone in nature, improved diet, volunteer work, giving to others and giving them foot massages could be all the therapy you need. You don't need to spend a lot of money on therapy - you mainly have to be in this state of mind. Castor oil, cloth and hot water bottles can heal you and supplements may not always be the answer. Your mind is there to protect you but doesn't have the answers to your healing like your body does. It's easy to guess why Gaby Piccirilli and all her info, tips and tools had to appear in two episodes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 08, 2021
279. 3 FREE and EASY alternatives to traditional therapy and How To Manifest the RIGHT WAY
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FfvYUjVgXj8 Gaby Piccirilli is a holistic health professional and founder of Regenerative Pathway Therapy. Gaby who specializes in treating ailments from the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional sides sat in with the Heal Squad for a special two part episode. Life is always on our side as well as one giant school. Feed your mind, daily. Build the life you want through thought. The 62 page book written in 1903 entitled 'As a Man Thinketh' can give you all life's answers just by reading one page everyday. Journaling, being alone in nature, improved diet, volunteer work, giving to others and giving them foot massages could be all the therapy you need. You don't need to spend a lot of money on therapy - you mainly have to be in this state of mind. Castor oil, cloth and hot water bottles can heal you and supplements may not always be the answer. Your mind is there to protect you but doesn't have the answers to your healing like your body does. It's easy to guess why Gaby Piccirilli and all her info, tips and tools had to appear in two episodes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 07, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 17: Post Pandemic Behavior Awareness and How Caring What Others Think is Proven Illogical
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Hey Regular Guys and Gals, we fooled em again - made it through another week!  And what a week it was as Kev and Kels host the show from separate coasts (thank you zoom and technology!) You can never go home and every time you go on a trip you come back a different person. We need to be there for those who suffered loss without them knowing we are there. It's all about perspective and owning the positive truth in order to get more of the same. You don't know a homeless person's story and when you come back into this new world, you may want to check yourself. Oh, and there is proof as to the illogic and insanity of caring what others think - today more than ever. Kev's fave age group are millennials. Kels IS a millennial. 2 star Apple podcast ratings can kill RGF. If you don't get say Bye Betches right the first time, just say it again. Bye Betches. #KWEENZ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 04, 2021
278. Why Perfectionism is the Lowest Life Standard & How It Prevents You From Your Highest Potential
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/bDaFMgtR2_o World acclaimed motivational speaker and life coach,  Nick Santonastasso, 25, was born with one arm and one finger, no legs and a short life prognosis yet went on to become a varsity wrestler, bodybuilder, a key recurring speaker at Tony Robbin's events, a life coach and an entrepreneur.  Nick  sat in with the Heal Squad for a two part episode to share a near endless list of life lessons and tools to achieve success and fulfillment. Part Two: Perfectionism is the lowest life standard. Perfectionism is the procrastinator's way to be successful. The past doesn't define you, only the present. Love family and friends but choose your peer group.  It's not lack of resources, it's lack of being resourceful. Victim mindset gives you love and attention....at first. The brain is always trying to prove itself right. Stand guard at the door of your brain. Visualization and neuron mirroring.  Fearful states lower your life.  If after two parts of Nick Santonastasso you're not inspired.... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 03, 2021
277. How To Build Confidence When You Feel Hopeless, Success For Underdogs
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/dIshP8B_jHs World acclaimed motivational speaker and life coach,  Nick Santonastasso, 25, was born with one arm and one finger, no legs and a short life prognosis yet went on to become a varsity wrestler, bodybuilder, a key recurring speaker at Tony Robbin's events, a life coach and an entrepreneur.  Nick  sat in with the Heal Squad for a two part episode to share a near endless list of life lessons and tools to achieve success and fulfillment.  Part One: Focusing on negatives will never serve you and there are tools to reframe your mind. It's not the quality of life but the quality of questions you ask.  Suffering stops when we focus on giving to others. Always seek lessons in the greatest of tragedies. How to build confidence and the art of modeling,  Leisure time yields best ideas. The dirt road to happiness and the highway to hell. A compelling vision will outweigh the greatest of  fears. If any of that has you thinking (and why wouldn't it) then this episode is for you.  Oh yeah, and that's just Part One of our talk with Nick! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 02, 2021
276. The Difference Between Passion and Purpose & How To Glow From Within
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/3PgqZgtgpRg Celebrity Doula, Lifestyle Guru, Mama Glow Founder and Oprah Super Soul 100 member, Latham Thomas, sat in with the Heal Squad for a two parter. Here in part two, Latham discusses how to achieve mindfulness, morning rituals and breathing. Then she got serious! We learned how fences keep good neighbors, external messages that turn us away from ourselves and becoming our own masters. We learn why bubble baths and mommy juice (wine) may not be enough for true acts of self care. Most importantly, perhaps, we learned about 'callings' in life.  How do we find our callings and purpose? How passion may differ from calling. How fulfillment comes from answering our calling and how answering that calling may not always be fun or easy. If you're searching for more, feel lost or need direction, this episode is for you. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Jun 01, 2021
275. Parenting & Mental Health Advice for New Moms During COVID Plus How to Prevent Social Media Anxiety
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gag2S_tcgZA Celebrity Doula, Lifestyle Guru, Mama Glow Founder and Oprah Super Soul 100 member, Latham Thomas, sat in with the Heal Squad for a two parter where she offered a variety of subjects, lessons and life tools. Fear strips us of our power and courage and baby steps gets us through our fear and back toward power. Social media is a cruel master unless... What we consume, consumes us.  Don't call people out, call them in! There are so many apps for new moms to get them through mental health woes and so much more. If you want tips on how to get through these times and beyond in this ever challenging new landscape, this episode is a must listen. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 31, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 16: Crippling Effects of The Victim Mindset + Kween Memorial Day Weekend?
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KWEENZ! We fooled em again!! It's another Regular Guy Friday *Memorial Weekend Edition* ! K & K are hoping and wishing you all the most fun Memorial Day, and wondering if perhaps this is the beginning of Kween summer?? The duo discuss the week, touching on Maria's beautiful episode she did, catching everyone up to speed on how she's doing and her own grieving journey. They discussed, of course, Jae Rae and listening to signs from the universe. Kev keeps getting bird visitors on and around his car?! We dive into what this could potentially mean....any thoughts? We also discuss an amazing guest we had on this week, Nick Santonastasso, who you will all get to hear next week. Born with no legs and one arm, Nick is a living miracle, but not only is his story powerful so are his lessons and teachings. He has an impactful take on the victim mindset, which we break down. We end the show with another congrats to Nick Cannon's baby, Powerful Queen (misspelled clearly) Cannon...I mean what a NAME! Cheers to the weekend KWEENZ!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 28, 2021
274. Maria Menounos’s 1st Time Opening Up After Mom’s Passing; Talks Caretaking & Her Grieving Process
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/rOvbXo3wH00 Our fearless leader Maria returns to open up about her mother Litsa's passing for the first time. In this emotional episode, we learn about Maria’s journey of  caregiving, grief and self-growth. Maria discusses her own health issues as well as her intervention from none other than Heal Squad friend, Gabby Bernstein. Like many caregivers, Maria not only tirelessly grinded day and night to make Litsa as comfortable as possible, but also never slowed down her work schedule, leading to health issues of her own. Only recently did she have the life-changing revelation that she was a gas tank running on empty. So, under the strict instruction of her friend Gabby Bernstein, Maria shares the importance of taking mental health breaks, standing your ground when working with other caretakers, accepting God's plans, coming to peace with death, and understanding that there is no right way to mourn. Maria opens up about trusting your instincts, even when medical professionals tell you otherwise. Maria also shares a lesson that brought her immense peace: the soul is eternal and ever-present and therefore, even those who have passed will always be with you. Maria discusses her gratitude to this show's audience for standing by her and the show as well as what the future may hold. Whether you have lost a loved one, are losing one, or just want to be there one day someone you love does fall terminally ill, this is an episode you do not want to miss. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 27, 2021
273. How To Grieve and Help Others Who Are Grieving
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/ckZ39IHoQmo Author and founder of Grief.com, David Kessler sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss a subject familiar to all of us: grief. Whether you are a loved one who lost someone during Covid or had any other kind of major loss, this episode has you covered. David shares losing his mother when he was 13 while witnessing a mass shooting then losing his beloved 21 year old son, suddenly. David discusses the importance of finding meaning in passages, and in grief, to help cope. He also shares there is no means to fix grief because grief is not something that is broken.  He also discusses the things to say and do when helping others cope and how anger is pain's bodyguard and what to do with anger. The notion we have become 'judgement machines' is covered, as is the very real concept of afterlife and why people on deathbeds see loved ones who have passed. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 26, 2021
272. Psychic Jae Rae on What to Expect During The May 2021 Supermoon and How To Prepare For It
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/TN_L8RzlY3M Clairvoyant and psychic to the stars, Jae Rae, sat in with the Heal Squad for the second half of our two part interview.  Jae Rae shares the recipe for disaster in looking to others to find our own happiness.  She explains 'Destination Happiness', how many of us buy into it and the MANY pitfalls involved when doing so.  We learn about not stepping into other people's karmas and, often, our trying to help and fix people is only interrupting their life lessons.  Instead of being a victim post dilemmas and bad news, realize there is a lesson the universe wants you to learn. Find that lesson and apply it.  The first 4 minutes of your day can affect whether you're going to have a good one or bad one.  Bad news finds you fast and if someone isn't in jail or dead and hasn't called you, then they don't want to talk to you. Replace the word anger with fire, the arts lift us all, supermoons and crazier days are coming and after that: fun and harmony.  Yes, Heal Squad the great Jae Rae always delivers and then some. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 25, 2021
271. What Really Happens When You Die and Deja Vu Explained
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/PAUEZnQBxHo Clairvoyant and psychic to the stars, Jae Rae, sat in with the Heal Squad to share what really happens when you die and how our souls live many lives - and all at the same time. Deja Vu is explained as is the difference between spirituality and religion. When you're an empath, you should be a conduit only and keep your ego out of it. Jae Rae opens up about her own journey: her father's heroin addiction and why his own psychic gifts led him to succumb to said addiction. She discusses how dark entities can enter our bodies and what we can do to thwart them as well as how dark individuals, generally, either avoid her OR attempt to glom off her power. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 24, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 15: NEVER Interfere in Other's Lessons, Try to Go Home or Deny Being a Kween
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Hey Kweenz!  Happy Regular Guy (& Girl) Friday. We fooled 'em again - made it through another week.  Kev and Kels were joined by new Gen Z staff member, Pooja, to cover the usual array of topics.  An impromptu "Kween and Greet' is proposed for this Saturday Night up in Boston.  A startling 'Krisis of Kweenz' ensued where Kev revealed how him being a Kween was recently called into question.  Pooja relayed new, Gen Z  vocab terms to maintain your inner Kween: Gas, Choogey, Cap....Soggy, Krisp.  Kels went deeper on how to salute with 'bunny ears.' The trio also talked about a ghost (Kev's dad) visiting an interview they did this week. When the subject came up, we kid you not, a sign mysteriously fell in the studio.  Is Kev's Dad a Regular Guy Friday fan, too? The first few minutes of the morning dictate your happiness. Steve McGarret from the original Hawaii Five O a fine model  but only to a degree.  20th century vs. 21st century work practices.  College graduation is something to grieve but not fear.  Grief is something all are entitled to BUT with grief should come perspective.   'Post-Prom' events should be a thing for the classes of 2020 and 2021. There's advice for college graduates entering this wonky employment environment. You can NEVER go home yet many of us spend our lives trying to 'go home' like addicts chasing their first great high. Do not interfere with others' lessons or karma.   And while Pooja proved she can school Kev and Kels on many of the kewl Kween lingo of the day, she signed off with a Bye "BITCHES."  Luckily, Kels made the save, reminding her that it's 'Bye BETCHES!'  before asking for more itunes comments and then leaving us all on a cliffhanger: will there be a Boston Kween and Greet Saturday night? Hmmmm.   BYE BETCHES!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 21, 2021
270. Alter Your Schedule to Cure Anxiety, Lose Weight and Reverse Aging
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/bPhNzyaNaYE Dr. Suhas Kshiragar, is a world renowned ayurvedic physician and author of The Hot Belly Diet and his latest book Change Your Schedule Change Your Life.  Dr Suhas presents data on how changing your schedule vastly affects aging, weight, happiness and success.  Dr. Suhas offers simple easy tips you can apply now.  He also discusses the three different body types each one of us has and how each body type demands a different environment, schedule and lifestyle. Dr. Suhas, in addition, discusses how phones and blue light use by the younger generation will shorten their lives, significantly, not to mention decreasing resiliency and increasing anxiety and depression.  The importance of purpose and passion, those who work too hard vs. those who work too little and when to eat and even have sex was also touched upon.  Dr. Suhas, in addition, shared a four step, Deepak Chopra tip, that he teaches all his patients in dealing with life’s day to day challenges. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 20, 2021
269. Lifestyle Rules for Different Doshas and Body Types: Your Ayurvedic Guide
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/YcAXmIoBv6M Dr. Suhas Kshiragar, is a world renowned ayurvedic physician and author of The Hot Belly Diet and his latest book Change Your Schedule Change Your Life.  Dr Suhas presents data on how changing your schedule vastly affects aging, weight, happiness and success.  Dr. Suhas offers simple easy tips you can apply now.  He also discusses the three different body types each one of us has and how each body type demands a different environment, schedule and lifestyle. Dr. Suhas, in addition, discusses how phones and blue light use by the younger generation will shorten their lives, significantly, not to mention decreasing resiliency and increasing anxiety and depression.  The importance of purpose and passion, those who work too hard vs. those who work too little and when to eat and even have sex was also touched upon.  Dr. Suhas, in addition, shared a four step, Deepak Chopra tip, that he teaches all his patients in dealing with life’s day to day challenges. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 19, 2021
268. Jillian Barberie on Molestation, Foster Care, Divorce, Surviving Breast Cancer and Finding Birth Parents
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/NWLIb9cNhp0  From the Manson Family and Sharron Tate to El Chapo and Sean Penn, this former Good Day LA host and current badass extraordinaire, Jillian Barberie sat down with Better Together and the Heal Squad to discuss...well, everything. We thought this would be a conversation about her life, career and health journey, but it was SO much more than that. Jillian's wit, interviews and commentary were the go-to morning viewing for not only LA residents, but also every celebrity in Hollywood..additionally she kept crowds informed and entertained as the weather girl for FOX NFL Sunday. BUT aside from those fabulous gigs, Jillian had a few other cases she was tending to...whether it was supporting her friend Debra Tate, sister of Sharron Tate, and their family in the years following the Manson Family murders, experiencing 6 degrees of El Chapo, being a regular on the Howard Stern Show, beating cancer, being a single mom, combatting Hollywood and workplace toxicity, paying ‘pal-amony’ or selling great merch on HSN, Jillian is one of the most incredible and coolest people on the planet with so much life experience and advice to offer. SO much to offer that we had to make this two parts...so enjoy part 2 of this 2 part interview! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 18, 2021
267. Battling The Manson Family, Helping The Tate Family, Plus BTK and El Chapo
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/wnf1MYs2nck From the Manson Family and Sharron Tate to El Chappo and Sean Penn, this former Good Day LA host and current badass extraordinaire, Jillian Barberie sat down with Better Together and the Heal Squad to discuss...well, everything. We thought this would be a conversation about her life, career and health journey, but it was SO much more than that. Jillian's wit, interviews and commentary were the go-to morning viewing for not only LA residents, but also every celebrity in Hollywood..additionally she kept crowds informed and entertained as the weather girl for FOX NFL Sunday. BUT aside from those fabulous gigs, Jillian had a few other cases she was tending to...whether it was supporting her friend Debra Tate, sister of Sharron Tate, and their family in the years following the Manson Family murders, experiencing 6 degrees of El Chappo, being a regular on the Howard Stern Show, beating cancer, being a single mom, combatting Hollywood and workplace toxicity, paying ‘pal-amony’ or selling great merch on HSN, Jillian is one of the most incredible and coolest people on the planet with so much life experience and advice to offer. SO much to offer that we had to make this two parts...so enjoy part 1 of this 2 part interview! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 17, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 14: The Art of 'Non Negotiation' and Being Krisp
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Hay Kweenz! We did it again. We Regular Guys and Gals made it to another Friday to discuss the usual variety of important and not so important topics.This week's RGF included discussion on seeing friends differently when you begin to evolve and other challenges involved. Kev shared a spark-note therapy session and formula to apply to 'said friends.' Winston Churchill taught us how we negotiate with others when we don't even know it and they do! The tale of the scorpion and frog came up as Kev and Kels bantered about those who just can't help but be who they are (scorpions) and how to be aware of the scorpions lurking in our own lives. Kelsey discussed acupuncture and seeing light. Just when it seemed like smooth sailing, Kelsey confessed to creating the term 'bish' (short for bitch) which horrified Kev who reminded us of 'Kweenz Rules' and the amendment that Kweenz don't lead, they follow! Kels recovered by offering a new, popular Kween term and re-taught us about snapping, roses, thorns and bunny ears. Kev discussed what being 'Krisp' means and how popular the term is with the kids on IG. The two debated the need for adding a Gen Z Kween to RGF to help them with Kween speak updates as well as an expert in Kween studies, overall. Exacerbated, Kev revealed he only has two RGF shows left of content in him and how moving to Vegas to drink oneself to oblivion may not be the worst option. Yes, it was one of the most relevant, clear and important RGF episodes to date and no, Kels and Kev did NOT screw up their sign off: Bye Betches. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 14, 2021
266. When Children Have to Become Caretakers to Their Parents
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/DJYcQQG-R9s On today’s episode, Keven, Kelsey, and our new team member Pooja discuss the role reversal that occurs when the child begins to look after the parent. Both Maria and Keven have experienced this first hand, having taken care of their own ailing parents. Though, their cases are not unique and at one point or another, most of us will have to take on the role of caretaker. However, as Keven reminds us, those that have good, loving parents have a responsibility to be there for them, especially in times of need. And lastly, if you are lucky enough to still have your parents around, show them some love. Call them, give them a hug, or do anything that shows your parents that you appreciate everything they do. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 13, 2021
265. How to Live a More Effortless Life w/ NYT Bestselling Author Greg McKeown
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/11oCYuAZasQ Greg McKeown, New York Times Bestselling author of Essentialism, sat down with the #HealSquad to discuss his new book, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. Greg taught us how overthinking leads to clutter and less mental energy, and emphasized that we must declutter our brains. We discussed burnout and how there are only two types of people in the world right now, those who are burnt out and those who acknowledge they are burnt out. Greg gives us tools on how to spot burnout and teaches us that past a certain point, working harder leads to negative results...it’s not worth the burnout. We learned that through journaling, making our chores fun and giving them purpose, being more present and CHOOSING to take the lighter vs the heaver path we can all start to live a more effortless life. Greg teaches us that instead of saying “how can I work harder to get better results?” say “how can I achieve better results by making it more effortless?” We also discuss the power of having the ‘courage to be rubbish’ or not being held down by perfectionism, which is crucial to living more effortlessly. Greg had so many incredible lessons and life hacks we had to make it a two-part episode. So please enjoy part two! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 12, 2021
264. How to Declutter Your Brain and Your Life w/ Greg McKeown
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/lr3rMmZGu-Y Greg McKeown, New York Times Bestselling author of Essentialism, sat down with the #HealSquad to discuss his new book, Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. Greg taught us how overthinking leads to clutter and less mental energy, and emphasized that we must declutter our brains. We discussed burnout and how there are only two types of people in the world right now, those who are burnt out and those who acknowledge they are burnt out. Greg gives us tools on how to spot burnout and teaches us that past a certain point, working harder leads to negative results...it’s not worth the burnout. We learned that through journaling, making our chores fun and giving them purpose, being more present and CHOOSING to take the lighter vs the heaver path we can all start to live a more effortless life. Greg teaches us that instead of saying “how can I work harder to get better results?” say “how can I achieve better results by making it more effortless?” We also discuss the power of having the ‘courage to be rubbish’ or not being held down by perfectionism, which is crucial to living more effortlessly. Greg had so many incredible lessons and life hacks we had to make it a two-part episode. So please enjoy part one and stick around for part two :) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 11, 2021
263. Hannah Stocking's Recipe for Success: Being Positive, Working Hard and Having an Open Mind
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/RcSvKz8DdQA The wonderfully witty and talented Youtube, Instagram and Tik Tok star, Hannah Stocking, sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss her life's journey from straight A med student and collegiate volleyball player to mega successful influencer and comedic performer. Hannah opens up on how the extreme career pivot happened, including her interactions with King Bach. She reveals the work ethic and mindset she had to apply and still does as well as how the same work ethic paid off though high school and college. She discusses her love of Mom and Dad as well as the key principles instilled in her along with her getting Covid not once but twice! Hannah dishes on acting aspirations while promoting her new film, Vanishing, and teasing a return to working in science one day. She even clued us in on what it's like to watch movies and go to dinner with her friends and how they restrict phone use! Without even trying, Hannah provides a blueprint for success and happiness for all of us. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 10, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 13: Formula for Thriving While in Limbo
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HAAYYYYY KWEENZ!! That’s right…we made it…it’s FRIYAY aka YOUR day!  It’s definitely not been an easy week for Kev and Kels, but connecting with fellow Regular Guys and Gals always makes it better. This episode is VERY important as Kelsey teaches us some new, and dare we say, vital Kween lingo: words, hand gestures, head movements and all.  Yass Kween.   Kev updates us on the passing of his mother-in-law, reminding us about how funerals are for the living.  Losers love limbo but sometimes winners are forced into limbo. Kev relays his proven daily formula to making limbo work for you.  Kev's limbo process led him to a cemetery and a gravesite marked 'Mr. Christmas.'  Hmmmmm. It all makes sense when you hear the story.  Unfortunately we failed you all and didn’t end the show with ‘byeeee beeetches’ but will you all give us a pass this week? LOVE U KWEENZ. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 07, 2021
262. When Expectation Meets Reality; How To Let Go of Expectations w/ DeVon Franklin
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/a0UB5bILWVE DeVon Franklin, award-winning producer, New York Times best-selling author and renowned motivational speaker sat in with the #HealSquad to discuss his new book, Live Free: Exceed Your Highest Expectations. DeVon talked with us about managing our expectations; we must manage them or they will manage us. Whether it’s societal expectations, expectations we have of ourselves, our loved ones, our bosses, you NAME it...we are letting all these expectations run the show! If we want to fully live our destinies and live FREE we must let go of expectations, they are the weights holding us down. DeVon also helped us with how to cultivate hope and reminded us that pain is the greatest catalyst for change. We are so grateful for all of DeVon's incredible lessons, and hope that you gain some incredible tips, tricks and tools too. Let’s all learn to manage our expectations so we can live the life we are really supposed to live! Find DeVon’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/Live-Free-Exceed-Wildest-Expectations/dp/0063031175 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 06, 2021
261. Lala Kent on Motherhood, Abortion, and Changing Her Name
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/hh4AvdT_JU0 Vanderpump Rules fan favorite, Lala Kent sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss her new book, Give Them Lala. The book, which she dedicated to “those courageous enough to be themselves” is a raw and vulnerable look into her life - from her younger years to now. Born Lauren Burningham in Salt Lake City, Utah, this talented girl always had big dreams. Even though she was constantly picked on and bullied throughout adolescence, Lauren didn’t let that deter her from her end goal - to be an actress. Lauren made the move to Hollywood where she would face her fair share of difficulties, including her own awful “Me Too” moment from a slimy agent, an abortion, slut shaming by her own Vanderpump cast members and fans, and more..It wasn’t long that dropped the name Lauren and took on the name and persona of Lala Kent, Lala which she viewed as her “armor” that would protect her from all the hate. Lala Kent is such an evolved, beautiful soul and friend and we are so grateful to have her on the show and excited for you to all hear her incredible story. Find her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Untitled-LK-Be-Confirmed-Gallery/dp/1982153849 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 05, 2021
260. How To Rewire Your Brain To Eliminate Anxiety, Trauma, Shame, and Bad Habits Part 2
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/WYNFOhD0Jl4 Dr. Caroline Leaf, best selling author and physician whose innovative work and research has led to the successful treatments of ADD, PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression and so much more sat in with the Heal Squad for a two part interview.  Dr. Leaf shares the science behind rewiring our brains  and how our brains and mental thoughts lead to over 90% of our physical ailments and even age us.  Dr. Leaf shares her 63 day, five step method to rewiring our brains to eliminate anxiety, depression, bad habits, shame and more.  She also discusses how you can rewire the brain for positive actions and occurrences.  This may be one of the most powerful interviews yet as if a brain can truly be rewired imagine all the positive things that can come and the negative things that can be averted. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 04, 2021
259. How To Rewire Your Brain To Eliminate Anxiety, Trauma, Shame, and Bad Habits Part 1
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/dyutuW2YMug Dr. Caroline Leaf, best selling author and physician whose innovative work and research has led to the successful treatments of ADD, PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression and so much more sat in with the Heal Squad for a two part interview.  Dr. Leaf shares the science behind rewiring our brains  and how our brains and mental thoughts lead to over 90% of our physical ailments and even age us.  Dr. Leaf shares her 63 day, five step method to rewiring our brains to eliminate anxiety, depression, bad habits, shame and more.  She also discusses how you can rewire the brain for positive actions and occurrences.  This may be one of the most powerful interviews yet as if a brain can truly be rewired imagine all the positive things that can come and the negative things that can be averted. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
May 03, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 12: How to Help You and a Loved One Pass On
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Hay Kweenz! We made it through another week. It's another edition of Regular Guy Friday. The episode may be a bit of a downer as the Kweenz discuss the dying process. It's a subject we rarely wish to discuss or face, even though it's the surest reality we will experience in life. From taking ego out of the process to remembering who the final days are about (the person passing) the duo share actions that have helped them and loved ones. The truth is revealed about the purpose of funerals: funerals are for the living not the dead. They also discuss the best means of preparation and the best means to honor those who have passed, along with why gravesites may be of value to those alive.  The Western 'Disney' view of death is covered vs. a perhaps more healing, mature and healthy means that other cultures subscribe to.  Our life here is brief, our loved ones never leave us  and we will see them again soon enough.  Kels and Kev discuss this and how they coped with their losses.  On a lighter note, Kelsey teased a Saturday of 500 Kweenz up in Boston with Kev's family and how we should view more tasks and periods in our lives as adventures rather than duties we dread.  We were reminded AGAIN that 50% of life is showing up an that the other 50% is knowing your a Kween.  Actually, whose kiiding who, it's 100% about knowing you're a Kween, Keenze. Bye Betches. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 30, 2021
258. Undefining Masculinity with Justin Baldoni
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/7ltQ-rAvHFw Jane the Virgin star, filmmaker, director and author Justin Baldoni sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss his new book 'Man Enough' and the process of undefining masculinity. Justin who has worked closely with people in their last stages of life shared powerful thoughts and experiences to help us all cope with death.  The conversion turned to the detrimental stereotypes  of masculinity that hinder and hurt men and women. Justin shared his 'why ladder' tool : a means to cure so many mental ailments including depression and the lack of fulfillment. Whether you're a male or female this is a great interview to help you, a son, brother or partner live their best life. He also shared its not about achieving self love - it's more about achieving self awareness! Get the book for ALL the men in your life - https://manenough.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 29, 2021
257. How To Alter Your Negative Mindset
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Woman's Day Editor In Chief, author of Your Fully Charged Life and Better Together friend sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss the power of positive mindsets and how to achieve and maintain one even in the worst of times. Meagan opens up about her own negativity growing up, along with her best friend's suicide at age 16 and what steps she took to change it.  Meagan drops so many gems from making your mess your message to gratitude not being negotiable to happiness being a state of 'doing' not 'being' to seeing the pandemic as the Great Life Edit to Dopamine Dressing to finding purpose from your traumas and how to be the boss of your own brains.  Somehow there was room to discuss the need for specificity in breaking habits, how to build resilience, beat FOMO and how negativity loves company. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 28, 2021
256. What’s Your Aura Telling You About Your Life’s Journey
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Maria is back and sitting down with Christina Lonsdale, a conceptual artist who has been dubbed “The Annie Leibovitz of aura photography” by The New York Times and is the author of new book, Radiant Human: Discover the Connection Between Color, Identity and Energy. Christina, Maria and the Heal Squad to discuss the science behind each of our auras. We learn how there are special aura portrait photographers and cameras that capture images of us.  When the portraits are printed, the colors that show up in those photographs explain who we are and what we are experiencing at the moment. Maria covers the process which could be a revolution in self discovery.  http://www.radianthuman.com/about  https://www.instagram.com/radianthuman_/?hl=en  https://www.amazon.com/Radiant-Human-Exploring-Aura/dp/0062877151 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 27, 2021
255. Terry & Rebecca Crews on The Secrets to a Long and Successful Marriage
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If you have long, long term relationship goals, this is THE must see episode. Terry Crews and wife, Rebecca King Crews, sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss their four decade long relationship and marriage that took them through their teen years to careers in the NFL and Hollywood followed by experiences with addiction, separation, healing and reconciliation.  This amazing duo shares secrets and tips on how they navigated it all and came out on top and how they continue to grow.  If you want to know how to hear the answers God gives you as well as the power of forgiveness and faith, they share that, too.  They discuss their new audiobook, STRONGER TOGETHER on Audible, which covers, even further, everything you need to know about realistic success in marriage and life. **Get their Audiobook on Audible HERE: https://www.audible.com/pd/Stronger-Together-Audiobook/B08Y9BZ385 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 26, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 11: Do As They Say, Not as They Do
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Hey Kweenz, we Regular Guys and Gals made it through another week. Kels is back from LA discussing her newly elevated lips (thanks to our new bffs at Younique Med Spa @realdryou) while Kev discusses receiving his second shot and how the recovery briefly ignited anger and his shadow self. The conversation led to a discussion on how many healers and experts don't walk the walk and why that's perfectly okay. Soon the duo revealed the greatest tool, one can have in life and why and how that tool will keep you young. They segwayed into cosmetic surgery, gave tips on how to get the very best service and discussed how paying more doesn't always mean you're getting the best..PLUS talked how cosmetic surgery is often looked down upon, but if it's something that at the end of the day makes you feel good/better, that's what it's all about! The episode ended on a positive note with the two agreeing that we are all born "Kweenz" and one last reminder/lesson in the proper way to say 'bitches' (i.e. Betches). The Regular Duo ended as a united front, reciting, in unison, a perfectly synced 'Bye Betches...' Bye Betches! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 23, 2021
254. Why Shame and Guilt Are Both Lies with David Koechner
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Anchorman star and comedian, Dave Koechner, sat in with the Heal Squad to turn in one of the most surprising interviews we have had yet!  Dave shares how all the answers we need in life are always available - just not from the brain. Dave goes on to discuss how our bodies hold the answers we need as well as the process we can apply to hear those answers. He opens up on the falsehoods we subscribe to that limit us while explaining why shame and guilt are lies. Dave relays exactly how we set our children up to fail and even hosts an intervention and therapy session with our own Producer.  This is part two of one powerful life changing interview. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 22, 2021
253. How to Access ALL of Life's Answers with David Koechner
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Anchorman star and comedian Dave Koechner sat in with the Heal Squad to turn in one of the most surprising interviews we have had yet!  Dave shares how all the answers we need in life are always available - just not from the brain. Dave goes on to discuss how our bodies hold the answers we need as well as the process we can apply to hear those answers. He opens up on the falsehoods we subscribe to that limit us while explaining why shame and guilt are lies. Dave relays exactly how we set our children up to fail and even hosts an intervention and therapy session with our own Producer.  This is part one of one powerful life changing interview. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 21, 2021
252. How to Find True and Lasting Love with Married at First Sight’s Pastor Calvin Robertson and Dr. Viviana Coles
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Married at First Sight relationship experts, Pastor Calvin Robertson and Dr. Viviana Coles sit in with the Heal Squad to discuss their new series: Married at First Sight Unmatchables as well as how to find your true love and, of course, how to keep that love.  The duo discusses the importance of knowing your values and in knowing a would be partner's values. They talk about the crippling nature of insecurities and how to diffuse them, how love is a value not a feeling, the need everyday you have to recommit, display random acts of kindness and the means in which to have your relationship appreciate in value. They also dish on Married at First Sight in an interview that will be helpful to any and all in a committed relationship or seeking to find one. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/better-together-w-maria/support
Apr 20, 2021
251. How to Repair Leaky Gut and Increase Your Energy Levels with Dr. Stephen Gundry
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Feeling low on energy? Living on caffeine and sugar to get through your day?  Dr. Gundry sits in with the Heal Squad to discuss how and why this is happening more and more in Western civilization AND how it all begins in the gut aka what we eat.  Dr. Gundry shares how "leaky gut" is the main culprit to zapping our energy and to many autoimmune diseases.  He discusses what foods with lectins tear the holes that cause leaky gut and what foods can seal them.  Dr. Gundy discusses the various do's and don'ts behind leaky gut along with the proper and affordable testing for leaky gut.  If you're low on energy or having stomach issues of any kinds, this episode is a must listen! --- Support this podca