Better Together with Maria Menounos

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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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355. America's Maternal Mortality Crisis Explained by Birthing 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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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!!!!!!

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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/

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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.    

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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

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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

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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.

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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."

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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!

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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

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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

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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 :)

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.   

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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..

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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!

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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. ;) 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.


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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=

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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/

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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…

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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.

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RESOURCES:

Cyndi's Website: www.cyndidale.com

Cyndi's Socials: @CyndiDaleEnergy

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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.

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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

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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

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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."

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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…

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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.

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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!

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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!!!

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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…

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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."

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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.

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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....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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....

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!


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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 :)

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May 11, 2021
263. Hannah Stocking's Recipe for Success: Being Positive, Working Hard and Having an Open Mind
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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Apr 19, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 10: Emotions in Illness and Fearing Trap Doors
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Hey Kweenz! Happy Friday! Kels & Kev did this week's RGF remotely with Kelsey being back in LA. The duo discussed the power of empathy: how it may be the best coping mechanism for today and how it could be THE key to forgiveness. Kev talked about three different Kweenz he and Maria met over the past week, each of whom had varying physical ailments and mental anxieties. Though their physical ailments differed, each woman had similar emotional issues and traumas that led to their illnesses. Kels & Kev discussed how emotions triggering disease in women is a growing epidemic due to life being harder and, ironically, being easier. They also talked about women living life in constant fear that a trap door will open or the other shoe will drop and the role this thinking has in illness. Kelsey revealed the rules involved when singing in the car when driving with Kev and the duo teased forming a band and performing for Night of a 1000 Kweens 2. Sadly, they forgot to open the show with 'Hey Kweenz.' And worse, they forgot to end it with 'Bye Betch.' However, because we are all Kweenz we know our fellow Kweenz won't hold it against us:)

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Apr 16, 2021
250. Turning Tears To Triumph with Marianne Williamson
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Revisiting our interview with Marianna Williamson! NYT Bestselling Author @MarianneWilliamson says you'd be crazy if you WEREN'T feeling anxiety right now. For Marianne, anxiety isn't bad. It's a human acknowledgement of trauma, and a signal that it's time for us to make changes in our lives.  Marianne says that our country is having a "crisis of adulthood" and that this pandemic, while immensely challenging, may just be the earth-shattering event to wake us up, and move us from a position of self-contentedness to empathy and action.  For the full show, click the link in BIO, and make sure to subscribe to the YouTube when you land there!  RESOURCES:  Marianne's Socials: @MarianneWilliamson  Project Angel Food: www.angelfood.org

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Apr 15, 2021
249. How Your Ego Speaks First and Loudest...with Ryan Weiss
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Healer and life coach Ryan Weiss sat in with the Heal Squad to open up on the two wolves that sit on each of our shoulders: one wolf that feeds off love and the other that feeds off fear and how vastly the one we feed dictates the quality of our lives.  Ryan shares three steps to retrain your system to combat anxiety, the two basic needs that drive ALL our decisions AND the two things we need to heal. Ryan covers how our true safety lies within our defenselessness and a revolutionary technique to apply when you feel your buttons are being pushed.  Ryan defines what trauma is and with a time travel practice to alleviate the pains traumas leave behind.  He discusses 'A Course In Miracles' and how ego is the loudest and first voice we hear.  He shares a 4 question process to approaching conflict with others as well as what 'the Imposter Syndrome' is and how to avert it.   Too much takeaway for one episode, this Better Together two-part episode provides so many healing and self fulfillment life tools you can apply today toward. Enjoy part two of this two part show!

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Apr 14, 2021
248. The Two Things Needed to Emotional Healing with Ryan Weiss
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Healer and life coach Ryan Weiss sat in with the Heal Squad to open up on the two wolves that sit on each of our shoulders: one wolf that feeds off love and the other that feeds off fear and how vastly the one we feed dictates the quality of our lives.  Ryan shares three steps to retrain your system to combat anxiety, the two basic needs that drive ALL our decisions AND the two things we need to heal. Ryan covers how our true safety lies within our defenselessness and a revolutionary technique to apply when you feel your buttons are being pushed.  Ryan defines what trauma is and with a time travel practice to alleviate the pains traumas leave behind.  He discusses 'A Course In Miracles' and how ego is the loudest and first voice we hear.  He shares a 4 question process to approaching conflict with others as well as what 'the Imposter Syndrome' is and how to avert it.   Too much takeaway for one episode, this Better Together two-part episode provides so many healing and self fulfillment life tools you can apply today toward. Enjoy part 1 of this two part show :)

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Apr 13, 2021
247. How to Sleep and Age Better with Dr. Lipman
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Food, wellness and sleep expert and physician, Dr. Frank Lipman sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss how potent good sleep is in terms of anti-aging and how detrimental lack of sleep is to overall health. Lack of sleep can lead to obesity, anxiety and a list of illnesses including alzeimers and cancer. Dr. Lipman offers tangible means for which we can all improve our sleep and live stronger, healthier, and longer lives. He covers the factors that lead to poor sleep and how to vastly and safely improve them. For those who struggle with sleep or even for those who think they're getting their best sleep, this is a must see and listen episode for everyone.

To get the book:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316462128

https://drfranklipman.com/

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Apr 12, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 9: Be Aware of 'Like Minds' & Beware of 'Toxic Positivity'
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Hey Kweenz, we did it again.  We made it to another Friday. Kels is off to the airport for LA which led to the discussion of Rockstar friends vs. Real friends, surrounding yourself with like minded people in business and life, how every time you go on a trip you come back a different person and how you can never really go home. Kels and Kev also broke down the real dangers and downside to the notion of 'Toxic Positivity.'  Kelsey offered tips on self tanning and lip gloss while Kev teased a Night of 1000 Kweenz (hosting a yard party for 998 fellow Kweenz).  We also learned that, in life, "Losers Love Limbo" and why.  We learned how and why losers hate resolution. Perhaps most importantly, Kelsey teaches us the proper way to say bitch....we mean 'betch.'  AND how we will now open all episodes of RGF with 'Hay Kweenz' and close each one with 'Bye Betches.'

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Apr 09, 2021
246. Self Worth and How To Boost It with Rosie Acosta
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Yf1ZeGkOvZM

Yoga, meditation, wellness influencer and Heal Squad member, Rosie Acosta, joined Better Together for a rich two parter on how to manifest your best life from the worst circumstance.  Rosie describes her journey from living as an East Los Angeles first generation American, weighing 200 pounds, having trouble with the law (she was arrested for stealing a police car), dating abusive partners, being suicidal and feeling horrible about herself and future to a life rich with love, health and success. Rosie’s path to recovery began with a bus trip to hear a Yoga instructor speech then running a local road race.  Rosie shares all her hacks to getting out of her toxic rut (and yours) and how she remains out.  If you feel your life and situation is hopeless or even lacking fulfillment, this is a must view episode. Enjoy, part 2 :)

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Apr 08, 2021
245. How Break TOXIC Cycles with Rosie Acosta
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/xzAjV1712CU

Yoga, meditation, wellness influencer and Heal Squad member, Rosie Acosta, joined Better Together for a rich two parter on how to manifest your best life from the worst circumstance.  Rosie describes her journey from living as an East Los Angeles first generation American, weighing 200 pounds, having trouble with the law (she was arrested for stealing a police car), dating abusive partners, being suicidal and feeling horrible about herself and future to a life rich with love, health and success. Rosie’s path to recovery began with a bus trip to hear a Yoga instructor speech then running a local road race.  Rosie shares all her hacks to getting out of her toxic rut (and yours) and how she remains out.  If you feel your life and situation is hopeless or even lacking fulfillment, this is a must view episode. Enjoy, part 1 of 2 :)

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Apr 07, 2021
244. How to Use Your Mind to Remedy all Illnesses with Nicole Sachs
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/4IYWGsGljDc

Speaker, author and psychotherapist Nicole Sachs sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss her journey through extreme chronic pain - and a condition doctor’s said was hopeless. Nicole shares how it led to the revelation that her emotional pain and deep seeded personal issues were the roots of the problem. She reveals her near miraculous healing process free of medication or even surgery along with how many of our ailments and afflictions have roots in our emotions (anger, guilt, shame from past events) and how you too can heal them!  For anyone dealing with rashes, pains, lack of energy, thyroid, cancers or any number of aches and ailments, this is a valuable two part episode. This is part two!! Enjoy.

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Apr 06, 2021
243. The Role Emotions Play in Disease, Illness and Pain w/ Nicole Sachs
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1DbMrfJ_s-M

Speaker, author and psychotherapist Nicole Sachs sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss her journey through extreme chronic pain - and a condition doctor’s said was hopeless. Nicole shares how it led to the revelation that her emotional pain and deep seeded personal issues were the roots of the problem. She reveals her near miraculous healing process free of medication or even surgery along with how many of our ailments and afflictions have roots in our emotions (anger, guilt, shame from past events) and how you too can heal them!  For anyone dealing with rashes, pains, lack of energy, thyroid, cancers or any number of aches and ailments, this is a valuable two part episode. This is part one!! Enjoy.

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Apr 05, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 8: How to Feed Your Shadow Self?
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Hey Kweenz, we fooled 'em again and made it through another week. Yes, it's Friday.... YOUR day and THE day for us Regular Guys and Gals, living in this irregular world, to come together. This week we ask what's your 'Life One Liner.' We also ask what's your 'Shadow Word' and what feeds your shadow self?  We discuss how to feed the shadow self in a means to help not hurt with Kev and Kels citing their own life examples. We define what 'charges' are and how they vastly affect our reactions. We discuss how even though we acquire enough coping tools on Better Together to have a hardware store of self help equipment, we still need still time to use and apply them!   We discussed AGAIN how civilians only learn from lessons they pay for and how samurai accept all the FREE lessons they can.  We offer a couple of RGF tips and.... Winnie peed on our on studio table , mid show, no joking. However, we played through sporting our new RGF hoodies aka our 'fake merch' never for once forgetting that we are all Kweenz.

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Apr 02, 2021
242. Breaking Narcissism, Codependence, Forgiveness and Bad Habits w/ Xavier Dagba
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/R7a6PKbnrM4

Healer, wellness and life coach Xavier Dagba sat in with the Heal Squad  and shared so many amazing tools, tips and takeaways that we had to split the episode into two parts!  Xavier discusses his journey from Africa to Canada and being outcast from his entire family over his life choices.  Xavier opens up on how much the experience enlightened him to heal and to help heal others.  Xavier covers the widest array of topics such as shame being the ultimate divider, victim mindsets, trauma informed perspectives, the healing power of radical honesty and taking responsibility, the real reason people abuse drugs, how no emotion is negative, how to heal your inner victim, how suppressed emotions control us, how curiosity dismantles judgement, labels defining us and how to spot and cope with a narcissist. Yes, Xavier literally shared all that and more. This is your chance to get on the ground level to follow a great 21st century healer early in his career! Enjoy part 2 of 2! And share with someone who you think could benefit from listening x

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Apr 01, 2021
241. How Childhood Traumas Rule Our Actions Today w/ Xavier Dagba
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/74GcYGsDNvY

Healer, wellness and life coach Xavier Dagba sat in with the Heal Squad  and shared so many amazing tools, tips and takeaways that we had to split the episode into two parts!  Xavier discusses his journey from Africa to Canada and being outcast from his entire family over his life choices.  Xavier opens up on how much the experience enlightened him to heal and to help heal others.  Xavier covers the widest array of topics such as shame being the ultimate divider, victim mindsets, trauma informed perspectives, the healing power of radical honesty and taking responsibility, the real reason people abuse drugs, how no emotion is negative, how to heal your inner victim, how suppressed emotions control us, how curiosity dismantles judgement, labels defining us and how to spot and cope with a narcissist. Yes, Xavier literally shared all that and more. This is your chance to get on the ground level to follow a great 21st century healer early in his career! Enjoy part 1!! And share with someone who you think could benefit from listening x

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Mar 31, 2021
240. The Female Entrepreneurs' Guide to Parenting and Marriage w/ Nicole Walters
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/etXsaRwV8r4

Entrepreneur turned reality star, Nicole Walters, sits in with the Heal Squad for Part Two of her interview. In Part 1, Nicole gave us the blueprint to being an entrepreneur, discovering your why and starting your own business.  In Part 2, Nicole opens up about her seeing three children panhandling on the street and her successful journey to adopt them.  Nicole shares intricate, out of the box parenting tips to raising children while still succeeding at business.  Nicole talks about her parenting practices of 'one on ones' and 'same floor evenings' as well as how bad times are merely parts of our story but do not define us.  Nicole talks about marriages needing to grow side by side and not in a V, not falling in love with the fantasy and how one party is the gas and one is the brakes.  She also shares her quarterly self help sabbaticals and why they are keys to her health and success.  Whether you're a working woman or man whose a parent or even an at home parent or newlywed, this is an episode with incredible takeaway. This is part 2 of the two part show :)  we hope you enjoyed!

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Mar 30, 2021
239. The Female Entrepreneurs' Guide w/ Nicole Walters
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/PMv1gi4RNPs

Entrepreneur turned reality star, Nicole Walters, sits in with the Heal Squad to discuss what it takes to succeed when starting your own business. Nicole opens up on life as a first gen American and woman of color and how she quit her corporate job live on periscope.  She shares how to discover your WHY and how crucial knowing your WHY is, exit strategies from current jobs that aren't fulfilling and how crippling fear is to success.  She relays how money is a tool, what vanity metrics are, the impact of negative beliefs and how no thoughts are original.  For the aspiring entrepreneur, who believes they lack resources, this is a must watch episode. This is part 1 of the two part show :)

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Mar 29, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 7: You're Not the Role You Play
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Hay Kweenz (Regular Guys and Gals), another week is gone and we fooled 'em again!  It's Friday aka YOUR day and Kels and Kev are back with another episode of Regular Guy Friday.  The duo discuss attorney Brittany K. Barnett's philosophy of having your joy meet a need to have your best career. They also break down the amazing work tips offered by Barstool CEO Erika Nardini. In addition, Deepak Chopra reminded us that we play many roles in life and that we are not the roles we play while Qulit App Founder Ashley Sumner told us that we should not allow others to define who we are.  Kels and Kev weigh in on those sentiments and how vastly they affect us.

What is your life 'one liner'? You'll find out what that means and how It could guide you in all your career and life decisions.  Lastly, we are left with the hope for mass vaccinations and for 'Tour of 1000 Kweenz' to happen!

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Mar 26, 2021
238. Magic Happens When Your Greatest Joy Meets the Greatest Need w/ Attorney Brittney K. Barnett
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/7I6HlWzID-U

Attorney Brittney K. Barnett sat in with the HealSquad to discuss her incredible journey from humble East Texas roots to helping to free 25 non violent offenders from lifelong incarceration.  Brittney describes the great advice she received from her father and grandfather as well as how her nurse mother became an addict and was later incarcerated.  Brittany shares her journey in helping to free the first of many serving lifelong sentences. That journey began with her, as a student and a stranger, doing a google search and writing a handwritten letter saying 'one day I will get you out of prison..."    Brittney educates us on the amount of wrongful convictions and what we can do to help as well as how to manifest your dreams and how to discover YOUR best career and life path.

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Mar 25, 2021
237. How to Interview and Be THE Best Employee w/ CEO of Barstool Sports, Erika Nardini
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/EkbrtST0-g8

Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini sat in with the Heal Squad to share valuable tips on how to interview (even by zoom) as well as red flags to avoid, what to look for in a future employer, the difference between workplace toxicity and development, what makes a toxic work environment, how to spot toxic bosses and coworkers  and the habits of effective employees fast tracking to success. Erika also covers tips to help nip anxiety, steps to take when asking for a raise and exactly whom to seek advice from.  Whether you're moving on to your next job or venturing out to your first one, this is a vital interview from the female that runs one of the largest platforms in the world.

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Mar 24, 2021
236. How to Build a Successful Start Up with Quilt Founder Ashley Sumner
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/4m5gD7Y0ju8

Joining the HealSquad today was Ashley Sumner, Founder of the Quilt app, a revolutionary, safe means for women (and men) to connect and exchange support and information in all areas of life. Ashley shares incredible advice to entrepreneurs on all levels.  She discusses the power of having multiple careers, saying yes more in life, remaining open minded and applying love and purpose when finding a career. Ashley shares the best pieces of advice she ever received along with three acts of self care we can all implement.  She talks about self care leading to more thinking and feeling and how thinking and feeling are the means to breathoughs and success. She also shares how 95% of women won't venture into anything unless they can be perfect when only 45% of men do the same.  As a former matchmaker, she even offers tips for finding your best match in one of the most multifaceted interviews yet!

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Mar 23, 2021
235. Deepak Chopra on Healing Through Meditation
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/O-w6J5xCJlM

The one and only Deepak Chopra sat in with the Heal Squad to discuss the vast power of mediation, how it can heal you and even reverse aging.  He also discussed moral outrage being an actual form of rage, sacred activism in creating social change, applying the mantra Love in Action to all tasks and the best way to breathe to generate healing. Deepak also shares how we label things dictates the quality of experiences and how everything we see and hear is very much a dream.  In addition, Deepak offers that we play many roles in our days and in our lifetimes and why none of them define who we are.  It's a fascinating and rewarding sit down with endless amounts of takeaway to improve your mental, physical and spiritual well beings.

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Mar 22, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 6: Countering Submission Holds and Raising Your Awareness
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Happy Friday fellow Kweenz with a reminder that it’s YOUR day and that we have another episode of RGF!  It was a long week for Kels and Kev as the duo continue to wear many hats to keep Better Together afloat. Their fatigue didn’t stop them from discussing WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund and his submission hold ‘the Chicken Wing’ and the metaphor within: how we end up in bad situations or at the mercy of bad people and the role awareness, or lack thereof, plays in it all. Kev and Kels discuss 7 things that block awareness and how awareness is generally an attribute of those who are successful. They briefly touch upon narcissists and whom they generally prey upon (hello Heal Squad) while offering two amazing, easy and cost effective beauty tips, PLUS how chair recliners aren’t just for Regular Guys, they’re for Regular Gals, too - and they can help raise your awareness (whaaaaaat????).   The Regular Duo shared other tidbits and anecdotes in between it all while of course reminding us that YASSSS, WE ARE ALL KWEENZ!!!!

Ps please subscribe and comment to ‘Better Together with Maria Menounos’ on Apple Podcasts so Maria allows us to continue :)

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Mar 19, 2021
234. Joel McHale on How To Turn Your Greatest Weakness to Strength: From Severe Dyslexia to Career Success
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/e71TVBqGCRs

Joel McHale, actor, comedian and stand-up, sat in with the #HealSquad to discuss growing up with severe dyslexia, being told he was slow and how the disability pushed him to achieve even greater success. Joel offers, umpteen life hacks with regards to not only dyslexia, but also any of your life weaknesses. He discusses the work ethic required and also the importance of healthy relationships. Joel talks about the key to success of his 25 year marriage, and reveals why dyslexics happen to be some of the most gifted people. He discusses the current state of stand-up comedy and even what it took to stand up to the likes of Chevy Chase and why. All the while, Joel continues to make us laugh in a very multifaceted interview.

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Mar 18, 2021
233. Ask These Questions for Self Fulfillment w/ Mallika Chopra
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/E7VZRLNnb5U

Longtime family friend, author, media entrepreneur and speaker, Malika Chopra, sits in with the Heal Squad to share incredible mind tools and techniques to curb stress, anxiety and burn out.  Malika offers questions you (and family members) can answer and shares the practices of ‘Mindful Meals’ and ‘Mindful Walks’ that induce healing and growth.  She discusses the pressures and shame Moms experience and the life hacks to navigate them while admitting she is not rigid in her own healthy practices (and how she navigates that as well).  She lends great advice on parenting, how to get your children into meditation, service and gratitude and even how to handle kids when they have meltdowns.

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Mar 17, 2021
232. Nick Viall Talks Dating Post Pandemic and Chris Harrison Hiatus
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/ewjOVI3UtVM

Ep. 232 #NickViall

Nick Viall is not only Bachelor Royalty, he is also an entrepreneur, host of one of the top 100 podcasts in the world and has some incredible advice when it comes to dating. Today, Nick jumps on the Better Together mic to Guest Host and chat with us all about dating, especially in this wild new post pandemic age. He offers so many great tips for those looking to get back into the game post Covid and those who are in it right now and could use a helping hand. Nick also discusses his thoughts on Chris Harrison’s exit, and feelings on ex Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams stepping in for him next season.

Tag a #BachelorNation fan below and make sure they don’t miss this one. But even if you aren’t a Bachelor fan, this one's for you. Come soak up some dating advice, have a few laughs and learn with the #HealSquad!

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Mar 16, 2021
231. Bishop Omar in Memoriam
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/c7fsVYlFsX0

As the election mounts, it seems like the country has never been less unified, but today's AMAZING #BetterTogether shows us there's still hope - lots of it.  Bishop Omar is a widely respected community leader in Dallas, who began his career as Texas' first gang negotiator, a job where he was asked to go into prisons and negotiate tense dynamics between some of the state's most notorious gang leaders, including Bloods, Crips, and Neo-Nazis.Omar's revolutionary approach to gang negotiations centers on recognizing the humanity in all people, and figuring out our "intersections of agreement" so that we can take steps forward, together, rather than backwards. Omar's beautifully articulate storytelling and outlook really spoke to me, and had me emotional!  This is an INCREDIBLE episode, and I believe that Omar is offering tools that can help heal the ever-increasing divide in our country. Watch, listen, subscribe to my channel (link in bio), and please share this episode with 3 people who need some #BishopOmar in their life. Also, make sure to watch #BetterTogether every weekday! 

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Mar 15, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 5: The Deceptive Destructiveness of Half Commitments
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Regular Guys and Gals it's YOUR day and a tired Kels and Kev are back to usher it in.  Holding down the fort again this week for Maria, Kev and Kels deep dive into the ramifications behind 'half measure' approaches to relationships, work, life and even leisure. Piggy backing off interviews this week with Adam Grant and David Dobrik, K and K discuss the healthy form of procrastinating and the power of doing nothing. Kev describes how to have a 'carnie vacation' and why it is the most effective kind of vaca to partake in, especially during tough times.  In addition, the duo discuss how to turn a 'coffee and a cruller' into the most polite means to engage in discussion and avoid confrontation while standing your ground.  They contemplate this weekend being Night of 1000 Kweenz 2 while agreeing we are all #Kweenz no matter what.

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Mar 12, 2021
230. David Dobrik’s Most Candid Interview Yet
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/WNOdY5gAWiA

Ep. 230 #DavidDobrik #BetterTogether  David Dobrik, YouTube juggernaut, pioneer, entrepreneur and beloved personality sits in with the #HealSquad to discuss his life and career journey. David goes into detail over his selfishness in giving, empathy for fellow DACA kids, immigrant parents and intense feelings of nostalgia that have him texting his high school teachers daily. David also talks about being a pessimist and how that motives him, as well as the power of doing nothing during the pandemic. We play a fun rapid fire game to find out ALL of David’s favorite things (a few may surprise you) and have a few laughs. It’s one of the most candid interviews he’s done to date and is now one of our favorite guests.

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Mar 11, 2021
229. Do This to Retrain Your Mind to Achieve Positive Change w/ Adam Grant
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/we82jrsLWTw

Ted talker, best selling author and organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, addresses the Heal Squad on the process of 'rethinking' and how it promotes success and fulfillment.  Adam also defines givers, takers and matchers in business and in life - which of the three to embrace and avoid - and the surest means to attain success, based on data.  He shares strategies on how to achieve Mental Fitness via a 3 step process as well and so much more.  If you’re seeking a means to detox your brain and to open it up to new pathways to success, this is a must watch and listen!

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Mar 10, 2021
228. How Simplicity Leads To Success: Actress Kate Walsh on her ‘Ventilated Schedule’
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/aYw9mjtsKf0

'Grey's Anatomy' alum and entreprenuer, Kate Walsh, joins Keven, Kelsey and the Heal Squad to discuss her health ailments ranging from early menopause to her brain tumor to her hip replacement surgery.  Kate shares insight as to why women get sick and the emotional aspect tied to ailments.  She discusses sucessful remedies that she has implemnted from employing ventilated schedules to meditating to getting back to nature to simplifying her life.  She also admits it's still a daily challenge to do so while opening up about not being a parent while talking about her new movie 'Sometime Other Than Now' and making movies in Australia.  If anxiety, stress, not being ebough, aging and poor health has you down, this is another interview tohat willi inspire you toward getting better...together.

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Mar 09, 2021
227. How Jamie Kern Lima Turned 1 Million Rejections into a Billion Dollars
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https://youtu.be/2Dxj3rfUNgA

*This episode is pretaped, Maria will still be out this week*  For years and years, @JamieKernLima, the mega-mega-millionaire who sold her cosmetics company #ITCosmetics to @LOreal for over a billion dollars, was told her line wouldn't sell, she didn't have the instincts for beauty, and, prepare to get angry, she wasn't the type of person who woman would buy beauty products from... she didn't fit THEIR mold.  Yet, this fierce, smart, bad ass wouldn't take no for an answer. She listened to her gut, not the haters and just kept fighting, pushing and. BELIEVING.  How did Jamie continue to push through the criticism? How did she go from less than $1,000 in her bank account, 22 bank loan rejections and being a Denny's waitress to the CEO of a Billion Dollar company? How did she do it all and continue to do it all with light and kindness? She divulges all in our interview.   Tag a friend below who has big dreams yet feels defeated and that the odds are stacked against them. The  journey and advice Jaime shares on @BetterTogetherwithMaria  will help any budding entrepreneur or anyone with big goals. I learned a ton myself. Tune in, listen up, and prepare to be inspired.

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Mar 08, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 4: The Lottery Ticket Mentality
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Kweenz Kelsey and Kev break down the hectic, but educational week on Better Together.  From enduring windstorms, taping in the Prius and pirating Dunkin Donuts internet to receiving gems from Oprah's life coach, Tim Storey and Maria's longtime friend, Jillian Michaels..PLUS we can't forget the hilarious duo Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano.

Kels and Kev cover the difference between what we 'want' in life vs. what we 'really want' and the ramifications when they are not aligned.  This leads into a deep dive on the pitfalls of indulging a 'Lottery Ticket Mentality' in pursuing dreams, as well as how to view life 'milestones,'  and how to turn them to your advantage. They offer #RGF tips on teeth whitening and car windshield maintenance while celebrating Kelsey's birfday week and reminding everyone that Friday is YOUR day!

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Mar 05, 2021
226. Why Doing What You Love Is NOT Irresponsible with Jillian Michaels
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/iHbRharOv8I

Joining the Heal Squad today on Better Together was none other than America's Trainer, Jillian Michaels. Jillian shares 5 quick tips to getting healthy during COVID, how the pandemic has pushed everyone to their limits and how that may be a great thing. Jillian shares her early employment journey where she sought job security and how, after four years, it yielded depression and exhaustion. Pivoting from a showbiz office executive position to training people at the local gym yielded fulfillment and taught her (and us) how pursuing your passion is the best pursuit of all.  Jillian discusses the mindset required for life change as well as how to hang in when you make that change.  She also discusses her Fitness App which has everything you need from exercises to nutritional information to sleep aids to meditation.

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Mar 04, 2021
225. The Art of The Comeback w/ Tim Storey
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The great Tim Story, life coach to the likes of Oprah, Steve Harvey, Robert Downey Jr. and so many more, sat in and schooled the Better Together Heal Squad on the art of comebacks and the art of manifesting miracles. This is essential viewing, especially for those suffering pandemic losses and beyond.  Tim goes in detail over ‘never wasting failures’, the means to thriving ‘Life Interruptions’, the need for us to ‘cooperate with the comeback’, how a comeback is not a ‘go back’, embracing new assignments, returning to places of innocence, being over doing, staying plural, not becoming discounted versions of ourselves, remaining awake, aware and taking inventory, and how serving others is always essential.    Tim shares tools on breaking negative ways of thinking and so much more.  If you are someone you know has been knocked down or experienced deep loss or is trying to manifest a miracle, please share this episode.

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Mar 03, 2021
224. Starting / Succeeding at Business with Friends Lessons From Sal Vulcano & Joe Gatto
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/pZRiAfpTcyY

Impractical Jokers Sal Vulcano and Joe Gatto sat in on Better Together to discuss a wide variety of subjects. The duo shared the keys to launching and maintaining a successful business with friends and loved ones. Along with outlining their favorite movies, TV shows, books and podcasts, they touch upon the healing practice of EMDR, the impact of TikTok, variety shows and the state of comedy today.

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Mar 02, 2021
223. The Cure to Crippling Anxiety with Gabby Bernstein
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/R-ftNvvgmMY

Details of Maria's temporary hiatus are disclosed as Better Together friend and world class healer, Gabrielle Bernstein, subs in as co-host.  Gabby updates the Heal Squad, briefly, on Maria's struggles with anxiety while discussing the crippling effects it has on women - especially during COVID.  Gabby touches upon the origins of anxiety in each of us, those moments in our childhoods to review and the role they place in our anxieties today, when is the right time to take medications, if at all, and therapies to engage in. Gabby even gives recommendations for those without the finances to pay for help while demonstrating a live 'Tapping" session that you can use  curb your anxiety.  If anxiety plagues you or a loved one, you will not want to miss this episode.

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Mar 01, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 3: Resentment, Reflection and Night of a Thousand Kweenz
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It's here...the day you've all been waiting for...REGULAR GUY FRIDAY!! 😜 Hello all you regular guys and gals, Keven and Kelsey are back for this week's episode of Regular Guy Friday, #RGF if you will. Today we talk resentment, holding onto unnecessary anger from those who have hurt us or situations that have hurt us, just how it impacts us and what can be done to alleviate it. We also reflect on our 'Night of a Thousand Kweenz' adventure last weekend while sharing the 3 things it takes to be a Kween. AND of course we have some KILLER regular guy and gal tips. Kels also needs you all to pray for her hair...you'll understand when you listen. 😂

We hope you all enjoy. Thank you so much for the support. Please continue to send us your comments and questions. We are here for you and we love you!! Be well, Kweenz!! xo Kev & Kels

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Feb 26, 2021
222. HEALING MIND, BODY, SOUL
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/e5qteP6J0ww

Better Together staff members, Keven, Kelsey and Stephen dissect the many breakthrough lessons from this week's shows featuring guests Dr. Mark Hyman, Nicole,Avant and Anne Lemott. Lessons included the question to ask yourself before eating, rainbow diets, how to make the supermarket your farm-acy, how food can cure depression, how we know sugar feeds cancer and the only supplements you need. The trio went in depth on viewing yourself like an ATM machine, gratitude for all who serve, releasing people from life without conversation and how you can't be yourself if you don't know yourself.   They also went over the best advice dreamers can receive, how hopeless doesn't mean powerless and how to cure hopelessness, the #1 key to fulfillment, self esteem being an inside job and how perfectionism is the voice of oppression. We get many requests from our Heal Squad to go deeper on the life changing lessons guests bring us, so here it is!  If this episode resonates with you or if you'd like to share how the week's lessons impacted you toward positive change, let us know in the comments.

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Feb 25, 2021
221. The Art Of Self Fulfillment and Self Forgiveness w/ Anne Lamott
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/y2-P4Z0XgXg

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.

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Feb 24, 2021
220. How To Cure Disease and Depression with Food You Love w/ Dr. Mark Hyman
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/Fxxo_pDRp2k

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.

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Feb 23, 2021
219. The Infinite Power Of Yes with Nicole Avant
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Former music executive and US Ambassador to the Bahamas, TV and movie producer and all around people's champion, Nicole Avant zooms in to talk with her friend, Maria about the Netflix film "The Black Godfather."  Nicole produced the documentary feature centering on her legendary father, Clarence Avant and his incredible inspirational and aspirational life journey that helped people from so many walks of life from sports to entertainment to politics. Nicole goes in depth about his celebrity encounters as well as his positivity, endurance, awareness, selflessness, resilience, grit and generosity. He saved and made many careers, created paths that never existed and almost always for the greater good of all.  His life is one of the finest examples as to the positive impact we can all have. At the same time, Nicole shares so SO many life tips and tools for our Heal Squad to use in their own journeys toward fulfillment and happiness.

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Feb 22, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 2: How to Leverage the Power of Generosity and The Universe
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On this week's RGF, we learn the big impact that small acts of generosity have AND how to make the universe work for you as well as how to stop it from working against you. Kelsey offers inexpensive skin and hair tips while Keven offers a cheap organization hack and THE get out of jail free response for all dilemmas. The duo also touches on the need to 'red line' when chasing dreams, along with the difference between a civilian and a samurai while reminding us that Friday is the people's day.

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Feb 19, 2021
218. Breaking Your Trauma Loop w/ Margaret Cho
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/YaSu3OmHc3Q

On this episode of Better Together, Maria and the #HealSquad welcome comedian  Margaret Cho.  Margaret shares her techniques to getting past life's worst traumas. A survivor on many fronts, she defines what a trauma loop is and how to halt it. She discusses how to overcome anger and addiction, Hollywood then and now, her and Maria's love of animals as well as the state of comedy today.  The pioneer shares empathy for innocent comedians who are cancelled while saying the culture today could push comedians to do their best work. Margaret also discusses Marilyn Manson and Armie Hammer and breaks down kink culture in an informative, entertaining and aspirational interview.

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Feb 18, 2021
217. How To Manifest Medical Miracles
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/68vJ_yn9ykY

Medical miracles are hard to come by BUT, believe it or not, they do occur. Maria gives the #HealSquad a crash course in exactly how medical miracles can be manifested.   Whether you're a healer in training or someone seeking a medical miracle for you or your loved one, this episode is a must watch. Maria touches upon how important it is to work with your physicians while trusting your own gut and knowing we have more healing power than we think.  There is a healer inside us all.

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Feb 17, 2021
216. How Overcoming Covid Is Just Months Away w/ Dr. Oz
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/HvZICpvvbMg

Maria's good friend Dr. Oz sat in with Maria and the #HealSquad to discuss how YOU are your best health advocate.  Dr. Oz also provided vital, up to date information on Covid, the prospects of vaccines, the future of the virus and breaks down crucial myths and facts.  Dr. Oz, in addition, covers the importance of sleep in good health and provides breakthrough tips to getting the most restful slumber.  Maria and the crew touch upon some of their favorite TV and streaming picks right now.

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Feb 16, 2021
215. The Art of Guilt-Free Self Care
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On this episode of Better Together, Maria discusses the need for 'self care' when it comes to caretaking.  Too often caretakers, and Moms especially, experience guilt when they partake in any act of self care. Sadly, the guilt can be spurred on by those around us and even loved ones who shame us for not doing/being enough.  Maria discusses the crucial need for self care and the means in which to mute those around you who are making you believe otherwise.  Maria also discusses using the Peloton app for home workouts and whether it's worth the 40 dollars a month.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/parenting/self-care-moms.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

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Feb 15, 2021
Regular Guy Friday Ep. 1: Value of Seeing Others
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Hey regular guys and gals, Heal Squad, and Better Together fans if you’re craving more Better Together episodes to get you through your weekends, we proudly present the inaugural edition of Regular Guy Fridays. Hosted by Keven Undergaro and Kelsey Meyer! This week we discuss the importance of seeing other people’s value and purpose, as well as honoring ones own value and purpose. Based on guest Sahara Rose and some of the wonderful gems she dropped. BUT just to keep it regular, we talk about how to build your best at home desk on a dime and how to get the best at home hair blow out for you and your dog. Literally there is something for the whole family...lol. ENJOY!

Ps if you like the show, leave us a comment... but more importantly share that you’re listening and tag @mariamenounos to reassure there will be a second episode next week... 😝💙 love you guys.

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Feb 12, 2021
214. Blueprint To Finding Your Life’s Purpose w/ Sahara Rose
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/yqsCrZ9QkgE

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 lifes true purpose and mission and have the fastest route to happiness and fulfillment.

Dharma Quiz: https://www.dharmaarchetypequiz.com/

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Feb 11, 2021
213. How To Get Life Answers From a Higher Power w/ Meagan Good
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https://youtu.be/Qo5sRJKXGd4

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.

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Feb 10, 2021
212. How To Summon Your Inner warrior with Erin Brockovich
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Youtube: https://youtu.be/7Vb0yzSytUE

Ep. 212 She is a renowned Consumer Advocate and Activist who helped others, her community and the world against endless obstacles while refusing to dim her light and maintaining her sense of humanity...Erin Brockovich is not only a true American Hero, BUT she is just like you and me... we promise.

Erin teaches us how to stand up for ourselves, believe in ourselves and summon that inner warrior we ALL have inside of us. Especially as women we often feel we aren't good enough..well Erin has a message for you - stop caring what they think, be your OWN hero. Make your vulnerabilities your greatest assets.

Erin thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell, and in this convo you definitely see that. She stands up for all women everywhere. We can all take a lesson out of the Erin Brockovich rule book.

Enjoy the episode xo thanks Erin!

Newly launched Brockovich Report - her own unfiltered newsletter brining the truth about the harm being done to the environment and the impact on us https://www.thebrockovichreport.com/

Book: Superman’s Not Coming about the National Water Crisis and what we the people can do - where books are sold

New Series out in April about Erin’s life… called Rebel on ABC

And Superman’s Not Coming Podcast on Podcast One & Apple Podcast

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Feb 09, 2021
211. Priyanka Chopra on How to Adapt and Make Yourself Bulletproof to Any Situation
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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'.

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Feb 08, 2021
210. The Secret To Good Communication In A Relationship w/ Tayshia Adams
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Even after 15 seasons, @Tayshia Adams still stunned critics and audiences during her tenure as @TheBachelorette.  

Tayshia wasn't afraid to play by her own rules, even in a franchise with two decades of established traditions, tropes, and conventions. Instead, she bravely asked questions about this current cultural moment, and what her identity is within that moment. 

She stood up for what she believed in, and she confronted conflict head on when the situation asked for it. Naysayers might write her off as just another reality TV star, but clearly, there's a LOT we can learn from Tayshia. I certainly have.  

Tag a @Bachelorette superfan, and make sure you watch #BetterTogether w/ Maria everyday for a different side of your faves in pop culture! (Link in Bio!)  

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Feb 04, 2021
209. Adam Carolla’s Common Person Map For Thriving In Business
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We know Adam Carolla is many things, from comedian, to podcaster, but, on our show, he shares incredible tips on success, how to make it in show business and in life.

Adam went from being a construction laborer to a multi-millionaire, and you can, too. Adam talks about the importance of patience, awareness, self awareness and his process of deconstruction.

This is a great watch for anyone wanting to make it in our business or business, in general - especially those who hail from humble roots.

RESOURCES:

Adam's Website: www.adamcarolla.com

Adam's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Emotional-Support-Animal-Navigating/dp/1642935883

Adam's Socials: @AdamCarolla

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Feb 03, 2021
208. Why Your Ego Is The Biggest Thing Holding You Back
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Today was a snow day on Better Together With Maria Menounos... we did the show of course but it was a literal BLIZZARD outside, as we are still on the East Coast taking care of Maria's mom.

Maria gives us an update on how her mom is doing, and discusses how she continues to manifest a miracle for her. She talks about the power that is within ALL of us, we just have too trust, try and believe in ourselves. "As you're going through your journey, know it's not right and wrong.. but just trial and error" Maria says. All you can do it try. And when it comes to energy work and healing, there is NOTHING wrong with trying, it can only go up.

Through her own journey with her Mom Maria just wants to show everyone there is another way. It's not black and white. Be your own advocate and seek out the people and help that not only you admire and do the best work, but also who are going to support YOU. And when it comes to seeking help be aware of Egos... because that is really something that get's a lot of people in trouble. Ego is the main thing that can hold you back. Keep you from succeeding. As Maria says, when you are the family member of a loved one you will do whatever it takes to make sure they're okay. So, go in remembering "you're not crazy, you're wise," do your research, and look for doctors who are willing to collaborate and listen to you.

Make sure you are SUBSCRIBED to the channel for more incredible takeaway and nuggets of information from Maria + the crew. We love you #HealSquad, thank you as always, for everything.

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Feb 02, 2021
207. The Beautiful, Healing, Truth About Tragedy
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Are you having trouble finding a good reason for the challenges you're facing in life right now?

Even in your worst moments, God has a PLAN. As I've watched my ailing mom suffer, I've been pushed closer to God to ask some of life's biggest questions as we've journeyed together. I've also been given the privilege to help others who are dealing with the same traumas. We may not always see it, but God is always building us a road towards a beautiful destination, even if that road gets windy.

ALSO, we have some throwback Maria chat, and you get to find out what's THE one squirrel-related reason I got my big hosting break? You have to listen to find out

RESOURCES:

Patreon: www.patreon.com/bettertogetherwithmaria

Dr. Joe Dispenza Ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQmlDAzm_NA



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Feb 01, 2021
206. How To Successfully Navigate Working With Siblings w/ Olivia Culpo + Sisters
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You may recognize the Culpo sisters for their must-have Instagram looks and fabulous fashion sense, but these style icons are not only trendsetters...they are trailblazers. The three sisters worked together to launch an incredible clothing line with Macys, and not just that but they did it in the middle of the pandemic. 

These three share with us what it's like to work with your siblings - the good and the bad. And they teach us the most important lesson of it all - differences in personalities on a team are a GIFT, not a roadblock. Olivia even opens up about her recent health journey with Endometriosis, sharing so much that she even shocks her sisters. 

Olivia preaches about being your own health advocate (as you guys hear me talk about all the time, so I could not agree more!!), and discusses just how important it is to be your own investigator and find the right doctors and people for you.

This is a great episode - chalk full of fun and laughs, sibling love, but also tips and lessons about starting your own business. See a side of these sisters you've never seen before. 

Make sure to share with a friend you think will love this episode and SUBSCRIBE on YouTube and Apple Podcasts.

RESOURCES:

Culpo's x INC Line: https://www.macys.com/shop/womens-clothing/culpos-x-inc?id=296656


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Jan 28, 2021
205. Using Dreams To Heal Your Traumas w/ Penney Peirce
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Ever have a crazy dream and wonder 'what the heck was that about?!' We all do. Some are recurring, others just come and go, but you're often suck wondering, where did that come from? Well, today we had an amazing chat with spiritual teacher, bestselling author, coach, and dream interpretation thought-leader Penney Peirce.

She shared with us that there is no doubt our dreams are telling us something, and believes that reoccurring dreams are past life memories. She even shares with us how we can own our dreams and realties, by re-dreaming. What's that mean you may ask? Well, you'll have to tune in to find out.

Penny believes in validating our intuition while we are awake, and says that we are heading into the age of intuition, so learn how to trust your gut and listen to yourself.

We are all starting our Dream Journals after chatting with Penny...what about you #HealSquad? Did you learn something about yourself and your dreams from today? Something you are going to try or implement?

If you haven't caught the episode - click the link in my bio to tune in. PLUS make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube and on Apple Podcast so you never miss an episode of @BetterTogetherWithMaria!

RESOURCES:

Penney's Wesbsite: https://www.penneypeirce.com/

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Jan 27, 2021
204. How Rituals Create Connections That Will Save Your Personal and Professional Life w/ Erica Keswin
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Do you feel like your personal and professional boundaries have gotten totally blurred while working from home during this pandemic? You're not alone.

@EricaKeswin, one of the world's most sought-after management experts and business consultants, says MANY of her clients are struggling to draw clear lines between what is considered "work" and what is considered "rest." The reality is, many Americans have been forced to turn their own bedrooms into their offices.... BUT she has a SOLUTION!

Rituals. I know that may sound strange, but #rituals are one of the most important practices we can explore at this time to increase productivity AND preserve mental health. For Erica, rituals provide three important tools: Psychological safety, Purpose, and Performance. In this interview, Erica provides TONS of ideas for daily practices that will fundamentally change your relationship with your job, team, and overall health.

Do you have a friend who is constantly complaining about their boundary-crossing supervisor...? Or perhaps that they don't have anytime for themselves during the day?

Tag them below, and make sure to subscribe to Better Together on my YouTube and on Apple Podcast for more amazing tips and takeaways :blush::heart: Link in my bio. #HealSquad

RESOURCES:

Erica's Website: https://ericakeswin.com/

Erica's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Rituals-Roadmap-Transform-Everyday-Workplace/dp/1260461890

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Jan 26, 2021
203. When To Let Go Of A Loved One's Health Journey + How Supporting Someone's Dream Can Help You
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How many of you are care taking for a loved one right now? It’s HARD. I can say that firsthand. It’s hard, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. One of the hardest parts of caretaking is when you have a vision for your loved one, or a story of how their journey is supposed to go, when maybe it might not be what they want. That is really hard to grasp.   

Over the last year, I have really come to grips with that idea and today I talked about it on the show. You have to let them live their OWN journey. As my executive function coach Judi Johnson once told me, “it’s not my journey, it’s my mom's.” But when do you let go? How do you let go? Is "let go" even the right term? 

Come weigh in, and hang with us on @ BetterTogetherWithMaria…would love to also hear your thoughts.  We had some other new today that left us all in tears… One of us is leaving to go chase (his/her) dreams…I’m not telling you who, because you’ll have to tune in to find out. But we discuss what to do when you have to let go of one dream in order to chase another and the pain that comes with that. 

Today's show was heavy, but it was heartwarming. We laughed, we cried, my dog Whinnie joined us… and I hope you will too. Tune in, tag a friend to join you so you can watch and discuss, leave us your thoughts below, and make sure to SUBSCRIBE on YouTube and Apple Podcast so you get those notifications and never miss an episode… join our @BetterTogetherwithMaria #HealSquad… you won’t regret it. Xo

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AltWell CBD: https://www.google.com/search?q=altwell+cbd&oq=altwell+cbd&aqs=chrome.0.0l4j0i10i22i30.1454j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Jan 25, 2021
202. Queer Eye's Bobby Berk On Knowing How & When To Cut THAT Person Out Of Your Life | Maria Menounos
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See a different side of your FAVORITE Queer Eye Expert Bobby Berk!  

RESOURCES:  

Instagram: @Bobby  Website: www.bobbyberk.com  

Karamo Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/tn/podcast/karamo-brown-on-adversity-healing-success-queer-eye/id1320060107?i=1000431565732 

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Jan 21, 2021
201. The Unspoken Secret To Financial & Emotional Success w/ Ed Mylett | Maria Menounos
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Ed Mylett has built an incredible empire through hard work and sharp business instincts, but there's something else, something EVEN MORE important that he shares on today's show, and guess what, it costs you nothing.

Ed is not only an incredible entrepreneur, but he's an incredible person. This week, he gave me one of the most valuable gifts I've ever received, and I give the full details on the show. Ed is the EPITOME of class, grace, and kindness, and you need to tune into today's show to find out why.

Tag the kindest person you know in the comments (because kindness begets kindness), and make sure you subscribe to my show by clicking the link in the comments!

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Ed's Socials: @EdMylett

Ed's Website: www.edmylett.com

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Jan 20, 2021
94. Unlocking Your Mind & Full Potential with Dr. Joe Dispenza
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ORIGINALLY BROADCAST: 05/29/2020

About a year ago, 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.

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Jan 19, 2021
200. The 3 Ways That God ALWAYS Answers Your Prayers
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200 Episodes!? That was fast. And to celebrate 200 episodes we're asking a very DEEP question:

Does God ALWAYS answer our prayers?

YES. We don't always get the answer we WANT, but he's always listening, and he'll always bring an answer. In fact, he'll always bring you one of THREE answers, and to find out what those are, you have to tune into to today's episode.

For your friend who is going through a hard time, we promise comforting words in this episode, and we promise you comfort EVERYDAY here on Better Together w/ Maria Menounos. Thanks for being a part of our #HealSquad.

RESOURCES:

Anita Morjani Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/anita-moorjanis-fascinating-near-death-experience-miraculous/id1320060107?i=1000407289408

Joe Dispenza Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-your-mind-full-potential-with-dr-joe-dispenza/id1320060107?i=1000436840925

MaryAnn DiMarco: https://anchor.fm/better-together-with-maria-menounos/episodes/185--How-To-Drown-Out-The-Noise-And-Trust-Your-Intuition-w-Maryann-Dimarco-ent7np

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Jan 18, 2021
199. Why Yoga Is Your Easy Answer To Anxiety, Body Shame, and Unfulfillment w/ Jessamyn Stanley
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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 @JessamynStanley, 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

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Jan 14, 2021
198. Home Caregiving Tips During Covid
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How are we to take care of ailing loved ones during a global pandemic? As Hospitals are becoming increasingly crowded and infectious, #HomeCare​ has never been more appealing, but how can everyday Americans can't make it work financially?  

Ryan Iwamoto, co-founder and president of @24HrHomeCare, is doing everything he can to change the face and culture of home care. On today's show, he offers us practical caretaking hacks, great suggestions about emerging at-home caretaking technology, and most importantly how everyday people can AFFORD caretaking. He also provides optimistic hope about the future of caregiving as it relates to insurance coverage. 

If you, or someone you love, is dealing with the sometimes heartbreaking process of caring for an ailing loved one you HAVE to share this show with them. And if you want everyday tips to get better, make sure you subscribe!  

RESOURCES:   

PURE WICK Description:   https://www.crbard.com/Medical/en-US/Products/PUREWICK-Female-External-Catheter

Kapuna Act: https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/hawaii/kupuna-caregivers

Washington State's New Health Care Legislation: https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/hawaii/kupuna-caregivers

VA Aid And Attendance Guidelines: https://www.va.gov/pension/aid-attendance-housebound/

Medicare ADVANTAGE Plans: https://www.medicareadvantage.com/

GOOGLE: Caregiver Resource Center  

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Jan 13, 2021
197. Matthew McConaughey's 3 Steps To Navigating Crisis
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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!

RESOURCES:

Link To Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DFKSZDF/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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Jan 12, 2021
196. 5 Steps To Caretaking For Others & Yourself During Covid & Beyond
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For anyone who has ever had to be a caretaker, you and I both know it's HARD.

I've learned A TON about the process, and on today's show, I'm offering five steps to make you the best caretaker you can be. These five steps work for caretaking, or even just crisis in general, and God knows we could ALL use some tools to navigate crisis.

PLUS, if you need some catharsis, I shared a clip from @GoodNews_Movement that made our whole team cry (in a good way).Share your best tips for dealing with crisis in the comments below, and tag someone who could use some advice! For amazing takeaway everyday, from me AND the world's best experts, subscribe to #BetterTogether with the link in my bio!

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Jan 11, 2021
195. Kyla Pratt On Why Transparency Around Mental Health Is Crucial + Working w/ Eddie Murphy
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Need a little light right now? Look no further than award-winning actress & ball-of-sunshine @KylaPratt.  Kyla is known for originating the role of Penny Proud, but you may know her as Eddie Murphy's daughter in the Dr. Doolittle franchise, or for currently starring on FOX's hit comedy #CallMeKat opposite @MayamBialik. 

Kyla is a beloved actress, but we learn she is so much more than that. As a musician, mom, and passionate student of history, Kyla excitedly looks towards more "serious" roles on the horizon, even considering a career in producing and directing to elevate underrepresented voices (and possibly retell the incredible story of her Black Panther Uncle who was wrongly convicted of murder.)  She also discusses motherhood, mental health, The Proud Family and even plays Proud family trivia.  She also talks Eddy Murphy and many other Hollywood legends.    

Subscribe to my show! (Link in bio).  

RESOURCES:  Kyla's IG: @KylaPratt 

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Jan 07, 2021
194. Proven Natural Ways To Cure Depression: Breathing, Dancing, & Yes, Psychedelics w/ Aubrey Marcus
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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 @AubreyMarcus 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 #auyhuasca 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.     

Would you ever try ayahuasca? It's either a definitely, maybe, or HELL no. Let us know below, PLEASE!  Any answer is fine, but your answer to ‘are you subscribed to @BetterTogetherWithMaria ?’ well that better be a HELL YES  Link in my bio for the full show w/ #AubreyMarcus!   

RESOURCES:

Aubrey's Website: www.aubreymarcus.com

Join Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/bettertogetherwithmaria Subscribe To Better Together w/ Maria Menounos: https://www.youtube.com/c/mariamenounosSubscribe & Review Better Together w/ Maria Menounos: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107  FOLLOW BETTER TOGETHER WITH MARIA MENOUNOS  Instagram: https://instagram.com/bettertogetherwithmaria  TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJD6vrkY/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/432608110738691LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-together-with-maria-menounos    Follow us on Social Media! https://Instagram.com/bettertogetherwithmaria https://mariamenounos.com/

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Jan 06, 2021
193. Proven Steps To Eliminate Financial Shame & Fear That Will Make You Make You Rich w/ Rachel Cruze
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Whether you've felt financial consequences from 2020 or have always struggled with finances, you are NOT alone and hope is here. Today on @BetterTogetherWithMaria, bestselling financial expert @RachelCruze teaches us how our emotions and upbringing our key to how we deal with money and lays out practical steps to prosper no matter what your background and what the economy is like.  

On the show and in her new book, #KnowYourself #KnowYourMoney, Rachel helps you determine your money personality then offers PROVEN action steps TODAY to get your finances on track. The anxiety you're feeling about your financial situation can literally end TODAY - just listen to today's show.

In the comments below, help manifest money and prosperity by telling us what you one day plan to buy or have WHEN your finances grow! For @kelsmeyer2 it's the freedom to travel wherever whenever, for @jefferycranegraham it's a starter home.  What is it for you? Be sure to watch today's show so you can create your own action plan to get there. And for MORE amazing experts like Rachel, subscribe to our Life Improvement Series @BetterTogetherWithMaria  with the link in my bio. It's the best self-improvement tool there is, and you'll have a blast on the journey :heart:

RESOURCES:

ORDER Rachel's New Book: https://www.rachelcruze.com/store/product/know-yourself-know-your-money-book

Take The Quiz: https://www.rachelcruze.com/what-would-you-do-money-quiz

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Jan 05, 2021
192. Don’t Pray For Miracles, Pray For THIS & How To Resurrect Your Inner Warrior
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Do you feel like that WARRIOR who used to live inside of you is tired?

Trust me, I get it.  Maybe it's your work situation, or your personal life, or the crushing despair of a global pandemic, but listen to me: that beautiful, capable, vibrant warrior is in there, and she wants to be resurrected.

Today on @BetterTogetherWithMaria, we offer practical steps to exhume the warrior within you to set your 2021 up for an empowering, inspiring start.

Share this episode with your strongest "warrior" friend who inspires yo, or a fellow warrior who needs a boost. Join our community of #HealSquad warriors by subscribing to our show through the link in my bio, especially if you've felt lonely lately (and, let's face it, who hasn't!) We're here for you everyday.

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Jan 04, 2021
191. Redefining Success To Radically Improve Your Life w/ Gabbie Hanna
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This year, popular YouTuber @GabbieHanna deleted her social media accounts, begging the question: why would a digital influencer who built her entire community and brand online delete the very platforms that made her? The answer may surprise you.

Many things surprised me about this interview. Hear Gabbie's outlook on the nature of sexism in the workplace, and how she's navigated it. She also offers advice on separating personal and professional friendships, and We even discussed her ongoing battle with anxiety, a journey that she uncovers in her NYT Bestselling poetry collection DANDELION, a raw, vulnerable, meditation on mental health that everyone should read.

Do you have a friend who LIVES on @YouTube? If so, tag them below, and make sure you subscribe to our channel (link in bio!)

RESOURCES:

DANDELION Book: https://www.amazon.com/Dandelion-Gabbie-Hanna/dp/1982153385

YOUTUBE Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suzLeCoraVY


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Dec 29, 2020
190. How To Destroy Cancer From The INSIDE Out w/ Dr. Dan Peer
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Cancer. An awful illness too many of us have had to deal with in our families, loved ones, or even ourselves... I have, and for the lack of better words, it’s NOT fun. Well, what if I told you we are mere years away from technology that will infiltrate cancer cells and teach them to destroy themselves, curing terminal cancers from the inside out?  

Dr. Dan Peer is on the way, and his m-RNA, CRISPR-led cancer technology literally edits cancer cells, and TEACHES them to destroy themselves with new genetic code. He is seeing both Glioblastomas and Metastic Ovarian Cancers destroy themselves from the inside out in his research with Rats, based out of the Laboratory of Precision NanoMedicine at Tel Aviv University.   

He is one of the world's most important voices in cancer research, and it was a privilege to learn from him (plus, his research set important foundations for the m-RNA Covid Vaccines currently being administered all around the world.)  

You NEED to tag ANYONE you know struggling with cancer right now, because I PROMISE this will provide them hope. And for a daily dose of hope, make sure to watch Better Together w/ Maria Menounos everyday! Join our #HealSquad click the link in my bio and SUBSCRIBE on YouTube and Apple Podcasts.

RESOURCES:

Dan's Lab & Website: http://dan-peer.tau.ac.il/about/

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Dec 28, 2020
189. THIS Is The Most Important Thing To Do Over The Holidays
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Thank God we are ending 2020 with some LAUGHS!My wonderful husband @_undergaro joined to bring some of his trademark humor to a much needed Christmas show.

But it's not all laughs, we reviewed some of our favorite "a-ha" breakthroughs that we've throughout this incredible year, like emotional agility from @DrSusanDavid, the power of neutral thinking with @TrevorMoawad, or the importance of prioritizing your relationships with @ShaunaNiequist.

It's been an INCREDIBLE year with our #HealSquad, and we want to say THANK YOU to those who have been with us every day. If you haven't checked out #BetterTogether, come find out why hundreds of thousands of people in our Heal Squad are watching our show. JOIN US. Subscribe on YouTube and Apple Podcasts with the link in my bio!

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Dec 23, 2020
188. 3 Proven Techniques To Transform Rock Bottom Into Your Best Life w/ Marie Forleo
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What happens a New York Times Bestselling "Solutions Queen" faces a life-altering hysterectomy?

Ask @MarieForleo, whose NYT Bestselling book "Everything Is Figureoutable" has been hailed by many thought leaders in the self-improvement spaces as one of the best books of the past decade. But this health crisis has pushed even Marie to her brink.

Marie was incredibly vulnerable on my show today, and admitted that her recent hysterectomy has forced her to grapple with her teachings, leading to a process of faithful surrender, rather than optimistic willpower. MANY of you have had to surrender to the heartbreaking challenges this year has introduced, and I KNOW you'll resonate with what Marie offers on today show.

But even 2020 offers us beautiful lessons, like the unique opportunity to experience a new level of compassion and empathy our world has never seen. We need each other now more than ever, beacuse, of course,  we're Better Together.

Marie and I have A LOT in common, and I must say, this was a particularly compelling conversation for me, and I know it will be for you too. Tag someone who is going through a hard time and could use some words of encouragement, and for DAILY encouramgent, make sure you're subscribed to Better Together on YouTube, and Apple Podcasts (link in the description!)

RESOURCES:

MarieTV: https://www.youtube.com/user/marieforleo

Everything Is Figuroutable PRE ORDER: https://www.youtube.com/user/marieforleo

B-School: https://www.marieforleo.com/bschool/

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Dec 22, 2020
187. How To Take Your Power Back When The World Is Telling You "NO" w/ Rocky Barnes
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How do you take your power back when everyone around you is telling you no?

As a petite, half-Filipino model coming up in the early 2010’s, the chips were stacked against her. Both the industry AND her agents kept telling her to run away from the unique, eye-popping look that has since become her trademark, and instead, try to look as taller, skinnier, and whiter.

So what did Rocky do? She took her power back. Using her Instagram as a platform, she listened to her gut and focused on a look that felt authentic, and she has since become one of Instagram's most recognizable faces in fashion and modeling. Trusting her gut and listening to her inner-knowing has been the entire basis of her success!

Now she's created her own fashion line (that I'm OBSESSED WITH By The Way), and she's embraced marriage and motherhood with wisdom and maturity (get ready for some marriage advice).

I LOVED chatting with my new friend @Rocky_Barnes, and I was taken aback by how much wisdom she sent our way! Make SURE to your friend who LIVES on IG 😝 - and watch and subscribe my show Better Together EVERY weekday (link in my LinkTree!).

RESOURCES:

Rocky's Line: https://thebrightsidebyrockybarnes.com/

Instagram: @Rocky_Barnes


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Dec 21, 2020
186. Properly Mourning The Loss Of Your Dreams In Order To Create New Ones w/ Dana-Maxx Pomerantz
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Do you feel like you're stuck chasing an impossible dream?

Dana-Maxx Pomerantz (who created @TheBeHappyProject) gets it. After a successful, but unstainable career as a NY Fashion Designer, she had to say goodbye to that career and pivot to her Plan B. Dana-Maxx is beautifully honest: it was heartbreaking and very hard.

But saying goodbye to that dream led her to discover new ones, and her Plan B has led to her a happiness she didn't even know was possible. Dana-Maxx's newfound happiness is contagious: she's built a community of over 450k followers through @TheBeHappyProject, an initiative dedicated to encouragement, empowerment, and achievable ways to find more joy and contentment in our day to day.

In today's convo, we discuss these daily strategies and how you can start collecting your own moments of joy and dramatically alter your life. In the comments below, share something you're GRATEFUL for, and make sure you're subscribed to Better Together With Maria for breakthroughs on our show EVERY day! #HealSquad #BetterTogether

RESOURCES:

Instagram: @TheBeHappyProject

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Dec 17, 2020
185. How To Drown Out The Noise And Trust Your Intuition w/ Maryann Dimarco
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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 @MaryAnnTheMedium brought us a whole hour of comforting words, conversation, energy, and techniques to heal our broken souls.

MaryAnn DiMarco 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. 

RESOUCES:

www.nicoledimarco.com


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Dec 16, 2020
184. The ONLY Belief You'll Ever Need To Succeed Wildly w/ Tom & Lisa Bilyeu
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Every day I'm learning that my friend @glennondoyle was right... we CAN do hard things!!

These past few weeks have been challenging to say the least, but I can and I am getting through and I'm also growing and learning everyday because of it. We can do hard things!

This is something our incredible guests on today's @ BetterTogetherWithMaria, @TomBilyeu & @LisaBilyeu would definitely agree with.

The two of them are co-founders of @Quest Nutrition, and since exiting the company, they're combining their passion for media with their burning desire to create empowering content; enter: @ImpactTheory.Like my show, Impact Theory lives in what they call the "mindset space," or the ever-growing state of content dedicated to changing what goes on INSIDE our minds, so we can manifest the life we want OUTSIDE of our minds.

In this show, Tom talks about the physics of our belief systems, and how to shift our perceptions to unlock our best lives, and the idea that pain comes from a lack of growth. Lisa talks about the "purgatory of the mundane" and how we can escape it.

I KNOW you will leave with TONS of "a-ha" moments, and I'd love for you to share your favorite in the comments below. :point_down::point_down: And of course, make sure you're sharing the show with your mom, your friend, your sister, your brother, your dad, your dog - let's keep growing our @bettertogetherwithmaria #HealSquad

RESOURCES:

Impact Theory: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnYMOamNKLGVlJgRUbamveA

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Dec 15, 2020
183. How To Show Up For Your Friends When They're In Pain
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Are you struggling right now? Do you have FRIENDS who are struggling right now? It's 2020. The answer is almost surely YES.

Listen, it has been anything but easy watching two parents get Covid, but they're back from the hospital, and it looks like they're home from the hospital and we're doing everything we can to get them better. Prayers still needed.

Today we discussed how to show for people when they're struggling. How can we be a good friend in crisis and ACTUALLY help those who are hurting when we don't know the right thing to do or say?

Today the team and I have that conversation, and share helpful tips if you truly want to be there for your friends in need in WHATEVER crisis they're facing, joined by @undergaro. We offer you practical ways that we can help those who need it, and given how hard this year has been, I'm sure you know people who do!

These are some of my ideas, but I want to hear from YOU! Comment below how you show up for your loved ones in crisis, because we're all one big #HealSquad, we learn from each other, and of course, we're better together.

TAG someone who could use some encouragement in the comments below, and make sure you subscribe to @BetterTogetherWithMaria for more conversations like this one. Click the link in bio and join the #healsquad!!

RESOURCES:

Aveno Eczema Therapy: https://www.aveeno.com/products/eczema-therapy-moisturizing-cream

Rachel Hollis Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFbfN_HV1b0

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Dec 14, 2020
Anita Moorjani On Crossing Over & How To Recharge Using Your Life Force Energy
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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!

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Dec 11, 2020
182. Why Playing The Blame Game Ultimately Hurts YOU
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Good News, because we ALL need good news.

FROM MARIA:

Mom is coming HOME today! As I reflect, we can't help but feel a profound sense of gratitude.

I'm grateful for all your prayers, which helped carry my mom and our family through.

I'm grateful for all the doctors and nurses - it’s been a team effort.

I'm grateful to have great care lined up for my mom with @24hourhomecare, they have been working very diligently to provide care for Covid+ and at risk patients at home.

As soon as I can stabilize everyone, we will have episodes devoted to tips and tricks on how you can care for your loves ones in a cost efficient manner, how to handle insurance and Medicare, an expert that has helped top level athletes heal from Covid.

I’ve learned a lot on this journey and gotten a lot of helped that I’ll be passing onto to you.

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Dec 09, 2020
181. How To Cope When You Aren't In Control w/ Patti Penn
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Feeling out of control in 2020?  

You're not ALONE. This year has tested all of us physically, emotionally, and spiritually, but Reiki master and friend of the show Patti Penn is here to help us through it.' Patti has been coaching Maria through one of her toughest seasons, so you know she's the cream of the crop.  

How do we find self-discipline? What about the steps between breathing, singing, and screaming to find our peace? Patti answers all of these questions AND MORE today!  

Patti Website: www.pauseinjoy.com  

Vicki Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107

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Dec 08, 2020
180. Maria Menounos Opens Up About Recent Family Health Challenges
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After two weeks off air, we're returning to update you on EVERYTHING that has been going on w/ Maria and her family. Thank you to our Heal Squad family for all your support, we love you.

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Dec 07, 2020
Better Together #HealSquad Update
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Nov 30, 2020
179. Your Best Thanksgiving Ever (Even IN 2020): Last-Minute Turkey Day Tips w/ Meaghan B Murphy
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Panicking about #Thanksgiving prep?  

Do yourself a favor and devote ONE hour to today's #BetterTogether episode with @WomansDay Content Director @MeaghanBMurphy, who has you COVERED. 

First step, cut yourself some slack. There's a global pandemic - if you want to skip the turkey, skip the turkey (Meaghan is having steak). But why not try new side dishes? Maybe this year dinner is on the couch? Or maybe you could try some of these ADORABLE (and shockingly easy) crafts!  But most importantly, remember that this year is about #gratitude. It's been a heck of a year, but when you look there's ALWAYS something to be grateful for, so why not try gratitude jars (watch to find out what those are!)

For more, make sure to watch the full episode, and subscribe to #BetterTogether everyday for supercharged life hacks. FINALLY, tag your friend who hates.  

RESOURCES:  Meaghan's Socials: @MeaghanBMurphy  

Meaghan's Book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/624337/your-fully-charged-life-by-meaghan-b-murphy/ Join Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/bettertogetherwithmaria

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Nov 25, 2020
178. Proven Techniques To Redirect Negative Mental Chatter w/ Dr. Srikumar Rao
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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 we 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=

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Nov 24, 2020
177. 3 Steps To Total Realignment
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Feel stuck in a funk heading into the Holidays?

How could you NOT be? 2020 has thrown a wrench into all of our plans, but as you approach the holidays, DON'T neglect the importance of getting yourself into alignment. Today, I offer you a quick crash course on #EstherHicks, with practical strategies to find your center even if the world feels off balance.

PLUS! We're excited to announce our new partnership with @Dunkin! You can see from my IG that I'm a die-hard, longtime Dunkin' lover and it's such an honor to partner with them. Jealous of my Dunkin' track suit?? Of course you are... :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::smirk::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

Tag two friends below who could use some help getting back into alignment AND could use a good pick me up :blush::point_down:

Make sure you subscribe to @BetterTogetherWithMaria on YouTube, so you never miss out on the fun, the laughs and the life changing advice!! 

#BetterTogether #SelfHelpPodcast

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Nov 23, 2020
176. WWE Champion Alexa Bliss On Finding Perseverance Despite Humble Beginnings
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Ep. 176 #BetterTogetherWithMariaMenounos #AlexaBliss  What do Disney, The Big Comfy Couch, and Kicking Ass all have in common?  

They're three of @wwe_alexa_bliss_ 's favorite things in the world, among many others that we discussed here on today's show, but we also went deep. How does Alexa push through a grueling schedule (and injuries) and remain on top? 

A lot of it has to do with her humble upbringing, including the surprising place she grew up!  But it's not ALL serious talk. Alexa is head-over-feels for her new fiance @Ryan Nilsen_Cabrara and she has PLENTY of behind the details for those of you shipping them as hard as I do.  

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Nov 19, 2020
175. The Ultimate Self-Care Guide w/ Jen Louden
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Find yourself asking the question 'Why bother?' lately? Same here. Now more than ever, people are asking that question, but bestselling author and world-renowned self care expert @JenLouden wants you to go deeper and really ask the question, really think about it.

On today's show, she walks us through why it's important for us to bother about what matters, and how asking that question and approaching our life with "self-compassionate grit" can help us manifest the desires we really want.

PLUS, as the founder of the modern self-care movement, Jen has CRUCIAL thoughts on the state of self-care. For Jen, self-care isn't something you buy, it's something you CREATE for yourself so you can stay on your own side.

I know you have a friend who could use some comfort, a pick me up, or may just need a little love right now. Tag TWO of them below:point_down::point_down: and make sure subscribe to @BetterTogetherw/Maria for more, everyday! #BetterTogether #SelfCare

RESOURCES:

Jen's Website: https://jenniferlouden.com/

Jen's Socials: @JenLouden

A Very Covid Christmas: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/christmas-starts-in-august-podcast-episode-one/id1477764455?i=1000447772348

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Nov 18, 2020
174. How To Hack Menopause (Whether You're 20 or 50) w/ Alisa Vitti
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As women, we're taught to dread #menopause, but bestselling author @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.

For more about Alisa and @FloLiving, make sure to watch the full episode (link in bio), and share with someone who needs to hear!

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 - Magneisum

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Nov 17, 2020
173. Top Covid-19 Travel Tips
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It's a scary time to travel right now, but if you HAVE you travel in the next two months, we've got you COVERED on Better Together!

Today, we go over my top travel tips while traveling for Covid, so you can be as safe and responsible as possible because when you know better, you get better.

Plus, I have a trivia question!: What job was I offered as a sophomore in college that could've changed my whole career? 

You'll HAVE to tune to find out!If you have friends who are traveling, make sure they tune into the show to get all the advice they need to make it a safe and successful holiday season, and for more incredible daily talkaway, watch @BetterTogetherWithMaria Everyday!

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Nov 16, 2020
172. #FBF: Vin Diesel On How To Create Your OWN Career
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**ORIGINALLY BROADCAST ON SEP 13, 2013**

Most movie stars dream of starring in a film franchise. How about four?

Vin Diesel is the major engine behind The Fast & Furious, Guardians Of The Galaxy, XXX, Riddick franchises, ranking him amongst one of the greatest movie stars of all time. But people don't realize that he created his own career. Vin Diesel's first three films were written, directed, and produced by him - thanks to self-empowered, highly calculated risks that eventually caught the attention of Steve Spielberg, landing him a breakout role in Saving Private Ryan.

 That AGENCY is just one of the things that we discuss today! If you're not subscribed to the podcast, make sure you 

RESOURCES:

Vin Diesel: @VinDiesel


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Nov 13, 2020
171. Chris Harrison Weighs In On The Bachelor, Relationships, and Cancel Culture
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Chris Harrison is among the most accomplished reality TV hosts in history, having hosted over 45 season of ABC's various incarnations of The Bachelor franchise, but even NOW the job surprises him. 

On this show, we discuss the wild new season, Tayshia's arrival, and even whether or not a double standard exists within this franchise (Chris' answer might surprise you.) But even beyond that, Chris weighs on the DNA of this franchise, offering insight into why it's become one of the biggest reality franchises of all time.

But in the very little EXTRA time Chris has, he keeps busy. Most recently he launched a new ring line with Manly Bands wedding bands, beacuse, guys, you deserve some luxury jewelry too!

Chris spills some AMAZING bachelor tea in this interview, so make sure you tag your bachelor obsessed friend in this interview, and make sure you subscribe on YouTube!

RESOURCES:

MANLY BANDS: https://manlybands.com/collections/chris-harrison

CHRIS' INSTAGRAM: @ChrisBHarrison





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Nov 12, 2020
170. "You Don't Form Habits, Habits Form You": Break Bad Habits With THIS Surefire Plan w/ Trevor Moawad
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How does one of the world's best quarterbacks, @RussellWilson, keep his cool under pressure?Mostly beacuse 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 of 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." :exploding_head: 

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-Think-Neutrally-Control-ebook/dp/B07R8VDNMJ

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Nov 11, 2020
169. 5 Easy Life Changes For Optimal Gut Health w/ Dr. Frank Lipman
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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. @FrankLipmanMD, 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

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Nov 10, 2020
168. A Whole New Way To Look At Scheduling
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After a week long hiatus, I had a LOT to chat about on #BetterTogether’s Monday Funday show :heart_eyes:

My week in LA was A LOT, but, I made sure to pack in all of my essential appointments. A block schedule is a really valuable way to get done what you need to get done, and we do a deep dive on today's show.

But first, a very important question: would you watch Borat with your parents? Am I crazy for watching that "moon dance" scene with my #Greekimmigrant folks?

And of course, it's Monday, which means we had our #GoodNewsMonday show, courtesy of @GoodNewsMovement. We pay a very well deserved tribute to #AlexTrebek, one of the greatest and classiest hosts of all time.

Do me a HUGE favor and tag 3 friends below who need this show :point_down::point_down:& subscribe + follow @BetterTogetherWithMaria :sparkles:

RESOURCES:

WATCH THE BOY'S SEASON 2: https://www.amazon.com/The-Boys-Season-2/dp/B08C8NJQSH

PATREON: www.patreon.com/bettertogetherwithmaria

INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/bettertogetherwithmaria

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Nov 09, 2020
167. Look Your Best, Feel Your Best, Do Your Best w/ Dr. Diamond
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If you look your best, you'll feel your best, and if you feel your best, you'll DO your best. 

I love that quote from @DrJasonDiamond, celebrated cosmetic surgeon to the stars known for his subtle and artistic technique that has been publicly endorsed by many celebs, like #KimKardashian.  

On today's show we talk about emerging trends in beauty, the effectiveness of surgical threading, and a revolutionary new muscle-building enhancement therapy called EmScuplt that had my jaw ON THE FLOOR!!  

RESOURCES:

Dr. Diamond's Website: https://www.jasonbdiamond.com/

Join Our Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/BetterTogetherWithMaria

Follow @BetterTogetherWithMaria On Insta!: https://www.instagram.com/bettertogetherwithmaria/ 

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Oct 29, 2020
166. Cindy Crawford: 3 Steps To Aging Gracefully
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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-Crawford-Katherine-Leary/dp/0847846199

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Oct 28, 2020
165. How Ending Relationships Is STILL An Act Of Love w/ Mike Johnson
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Bachelor Nation is STILL upset that the franchise passed on the opportunity for Mike Johnson to become America's Bachelor, but he's doing JUST fine.

Fresh of the heals of a new book publication, Mike has never been better, and today, he discusses his journey to self-love, practical ways that we can achieve that self-love, and why he chose to get SO vulnerable in his new book.

And of course, we HAD to talk Bachelor. Mike weighs in on the new season, and when I say he weighs in, I mean he WEIGHS in. It gets juicy, and you have to tune in to make sure you get your fill.

If you liked today's show, make SURE you share it with your favorite Bachelor obsessed friend, and watch Better Together w/ Maria Menounos every day for more!

RESOURCES:

Mike's Socials: @Mike_Johnson

Mike's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Love-Want-Mike-Johnson-ebook/dp/B08F78Y8FV


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Oct 27, 2020
164. How To Stop Pushing Everyone Away
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Who else watched #Borat this weekend?! 

The new movie was BONKERS, and we talk all about that #MoonDance from the new movie featuring a never-better @SaschaBaronCohen. Are you a @Borat fan? After having seen the movie, I know I'd NEVER take advice from @Borat, but what about other people in your life? (See what I did there?)

I'm all about taking advice, but you need to remember WHO you're taking advice from as you make decisions. We talk ALL about that on the show today, and it's a can't-miss episode! 

Finally, it's our time-honored #GoodNewsMonday, courtesy of @GoodNews_Movement, so make sure you tune in!

Click the link in my bio to SUBSCRIBE on YouTube & Apple Podcast so you never miss a show, and share with people who need to hear this!

RESOURCES:

Homelessness Fund: https://endhomelessness.org/

A Very Covid Christmas Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/christmas-starts-in-august-podcast-episode-one/id1477764455?i=1000447772348

Watch Borat 2: https://www.amazon.com/Borat-Subsequent-Moviefilm-Sacha-Baron/dp/B08K3SDZJ9

Watch The Push: https://www.netflix.com/title/80220000

Shauna Niequest: https://podcasts.apple.com/bw/podcast/better-together-with-maria-menounos/id1320060107



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Oct 26, 2020
163. Easy, Healthy Eating Swaps & Other Takeaways From The Week
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How many of us REALLY think about what we're putting in our body?

@DrKristiFunk says it's a matter of life and death, and this week she BLEW our minds with some of the wild stats around dairy, and it's cancer-fueling properties! Today, we discuss some of #KritiFunk's most important takeaways, and discuss the SMALL incremental changes we're incorporating into our lives. It could be #vegan cheese, it could be organic wine, but YOU can get better too, i'll show you it's not as hard as we all think!! It's time for you to take control of your life and health, and stand up for yourself, and @GretchenCarlson (our Wednesday guest!) has a LOT to say on the subject.

Also, we have a very important conversation about #VSCOGirl culture, and ask an important question - now that I bought a #hydroflask, am I A #VSCO GIRL!?

Subscribe to my YouTube and @BetterTogetherWithMaria on Apple Podcasts so you never miss a show!!!

RESOURCES:

John Mulnaey Talks VSCO Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeOtElDyrgs

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Oct 22, 2020
162. 3 Steps To Stand Up To Any Bully w/ Gretchen Carlson
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Five years ago, the phrase #MeToo meant something completely different than it does today, and a lot of that has to do with @GretchenCarlson, the TV personality and well-known host famously launched FOX's sexual harassment investigation against Roger Ailes, and is now considered a major catalyst for the profound workplace reform that has swept across global offices.

In the interview, Gretchen and I discuss the reasons women are often afraid to step up, why Gretchen's new cause is dismantling the toxic NDA infrastructure that keeps women silent, and the main reason she chose to tell her truth, despite being the ONLY one to come forward at FOX when she did.This is a must listen episode for ANYONE. 

We can all grow and learn from Gretchen. Courage is contagious as she says, so share with a friend, we ALL need to hear this.Share with someone who loved the movie @Bombshell as much as I did... and make sure you listen for Gretchen's Bombshell #2 she drops...!! For the full show, click my link in bio and SUBSCRIBE on Youtube and Apple Podcast!

RESOURCES:

Gretchen's Website: https://www.gretchencarlson.com/

Lift Our Voices: https://www.liftourvoices.org/

"Get The News" Podcast: https://quakemedia.com/



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Oct 21, 2020
161. How & Why Dairy Is Causing A Cancer Pandemic w/ Dr. Kristi Funk
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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. @DrKristiFunk, one of the world's leading experts in Breast cancer research and prevention, says that diary 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 :point_down::point_down:

because they HAVE to hear the truth! And make sure you subscribe on YouTube for the full show! (Link in Bio!)

RESOURCES:

Dr. Funk's Website

Pink Lotus Affiliate Store Link!: https://pinklotus.com/elements?r=268


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Oct 20, 2020
160. When Are YOU Going To Matter? How To Stop Doing Everything For Everyone ELSE.
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Are you living a life where YOU actually matter?

It may seem obvious, but very few our actually living our life for ourselves.  We may be accomplish goals to please our parents, or our friends, or even those toxic people in our life who we STILL seek constant approval from.

Well, it's time to quit! As we approach the holiday's I have amazing advice for you to prioritize your needs,  make YOURSELF matter, and in turn, be the best you can be for the others who matter in your life!

If you see a friend who is bending over backwards for others, but deserves some time for themselves, share this episode with them now, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube (link in Bio!)

RESOURCES:

Better Together INSTAGRAM: @BetterTogetherWithMaria

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Oct 19, 2020
159. How To Let Go Of Your Addiction To People Pleasing
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Are you exhausted by having to please others?

@JaeRae will set you straight! She was one of TWO amazing guests featured this week (in addition to the incredible @AllyBrooke) who gave us amazing advice about how to let go of our people pleasing addiction. Remember, people pleasing is just US trying to control other people (thanks to Dr. Nicole LaPera @TheHolisticPsychologist for that tip!)

We're recapping ALL of those amazing breakthroughs and how we are implementing them, plus @ undergaro 's future as a cast member in @DirtyJohn. If you're confused by that, you have to see our chat!! And SUBSCRIBE on YouTube!

RESOUCES:

Better Together Instagram: @BetterTogetherWithMaria

Jae Rae Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/157-jennifer-lopez-intuitive-healer-jae-rae-unlock/id1320060107?i=1000494628879

Ally Brooke Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/158-how-ally-brooke-turned-pain-to-pride-how-you-can-too/id1320060107?i=1000494761020

Nicole LePera Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/125-heal-your-inner-child-w-dr-nicole-lepera/id1320060107?i=1000486644728


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Oct 15, 2020
158. How Ally Brooke Turned Pain to Pride & How You Can Too
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"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 @allybrooke 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-Harmony-Achieve-Imagine/dp/006289577X/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/143-3375783-8511340?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=006289577X&pd_rd_r=2eaf2593-da33-4c83-bde7-63eacfd385f7&pd_rd_w=WUBRe&pd_rd_wg=B4Hd6&pf_rd_p=b65ee94e-1282-43fc-a8b1-8bf931f6dfab&pf_rd_r=E1CQ1TMERY4ZAZD1RZCS&psc=1&refRID=E1CQ1TMERY4ZAZD1RZCS

Ally's Socials: @AllyBrooke

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Oct 14, 2020
SPECIAL: Bachelorette Premiere Aftershow: Ashley Iaconetti & Maria Menounos
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It's HAPPENING!  

Maria Menounos will be recapping new episodes of The Bachelor weekly on Better Together: Bachelor With The Stars! This, we're featuring bachelor royalty Ashley Iaconetti to talk about the new Covid version of The Bachelorette, Clare Crawley's overall performance, those limo entrances, and of course...DALE.  Make sure to tune in each week!  

RESOURCES:  

Almost Famous Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ben-and-ashley-i-almost-famous-podcast/id1238355247  

I Don't Get It Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-get-it-with-ashley-iaconetti-and-naz-perez/id1355212095?i=1000468102826

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Oct 14, 2020
157. Jennifer Lopez' Intuitive Healer Jae Rae: Unlock Your True Power w/ THIS One Step
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The magazines call her Jennifer Lopez's psychic, but she is SO much more than that.  

Jae Rae blew my mind today. She's part medium, part therapist, part life coach, part tough-talking New York auntie, and ALL genius. Together, we talk about the power hidden deep within all of us, what it means to align our intentions with our desires, and yes, even get her predictions on who is going to win the election in November. If EVER there were a must-see episode of my show, it's this.  

RESOURCES:  

Jae's Website: www.jaeraelive.com 

Jae's Socials: @JAE RAE LIVE

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Oct 13, 2020
156. How To Set Boundaries (& Why It's The Ultimate Act Of Self Care)
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Found yourself resenting family, friends, or loved ones lately? It might be on YOU.

So often, we refuse to set the boundaries we NEED in order to thrive, and then we find ourselves resenting the very people we insist on letting in, because they are "weighing us down." Boundaries are the ultimate #SelfCare, and today, I walk you through how to set them gently and responsibly! 

Link in bio, SUBSCRIBE on YouTube, and join us daily for more life hacks and reminders like this.

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4 Steps To Feeling Better:

  • echanacia oil
  • buffered vitamin c
  • organify rest and relaxation tea.
  • Airborne chewable.
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Oct 12, 2020
155. Brittany Snow On The Secret To Positive Mental Health
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Feeling ALONE in your journey with mental health?

@BrittanySnow 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, @JaspreGuest. 

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.Comment below what resonated most with you in this episode, tag a friend who needs to watch, and SUBSCRIBE on YouTube and Apple Podcasts to become part of our exclusive #HealSquad.

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Oct 08, 2020
154. Overcome Your Insecurities with this Simple List
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It's so easy for us to get wrapped up in the opinions of other people, especially at work, but that's why we NEED to come with armor, and a fierce understanding of our own gifts. I STILL struggle with insecurity and doubt, but the other day I created a list of things I KNOW I'm great at, where I add value, and I'm telling you, you MUST do the same.  

Take the time to list everything you know you're amazing at. Maybe you're a great listener, a great organizer,  a great friend, a great leader, or even a great driver. Having a strong relationship with your own gifts will make you invincible as people try to tear you down. 

Did this episode resonate with you? If so, tag 3 people in the comments you know who NEED to hear this message , and make sure to watch #BetterTogether every weekday on YouTube, Instagram, and Apple Podcasts! 

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Oct 07, 2020
153. How Your Jealousies Can Reveal The Life You Really Want w/ Shauna Niequist
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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 Shauna Niequist, 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.

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Shauna Nieqest: @SNiequist



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Oct 06, 2020
152. Is Social Media Toxic? Netflix's The Social Dilemma Says Yes
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Have you caught the INCREDIBLE @Netflix documentary #TheSocialDilemma?

It is jaw-dropping, heartbreaking, and completely RIVETING. Today, I debrief that doc with @KelsMeyer2 and @JeffreyCraneGraham and we had PLENTY of thoughts.I also talk about my continued love affair with Connecticut, the Fall, and the world's FREAKING best Apple Cider donuts!! Serious question, do I need to see a professional about my newfound apple cider donut obsession?

And of course, it's Monday, which means #GoodNewsMonday! Thanks as always to @GoodNews_Movement for finding the world's most heartwarming stories. This one is for all the pet mamas out there!

If you liked today's show, make sure to subscribe on YouTube for early access to these episodes! The link is in my bio! SUBSCRIBE and tag a friend below who NEEDS to listen the show :point_down::point_down:, help us help you. We are all Better Together.

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Oct 05, 2020
151. THIS One Secret Is How "The Rock" Built His Empire w/ Hiram Garcia
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Is there a more powerful or recognizable movie star than @TheRock?!  

But hang on... the better question is, how did he get to where he is now?! Partly thanks to Hiram Garcia, the brilliant president of Dwayne Johnsons production company 7 Bucks Entertainment, and #TheRock's longtime producing partner. Hiram and I had an amazing conversation LIVE from the set of the upcoming Netflix Blockbuster Red Notice, starring The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot. If you're curious about how a mega blockbuster gets made during a pandemic, trust me, so was I,  and we talk about it.

But we also talk about what it takes to help build the career of the most powerful star on the planet. What are the secret ingredients to #DwayneJohnson's success? What are the secrets to Hiram's success?If you're as obsessed with #DJ as I am, you HAVE to watch (especially to see the throwback pic of the two of us at WWE) and for the whole episode, make sure to subscribe to Better Together w/ Maria on Youtube!

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Hiram Garcia's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Through-Lens-Movies-World/dp/1250220424

Hiram Garcia's Social: hhgarcia41

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Oct 01, 2020
150. How To Overcome Profound Loss And Grief w/ Rachel Hollis
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Rachel Hollis is one of the most recognizes faces of self-help, known for her candid brand of playful, irreverent, and often hilarious honesty that makes her a 3-TIME, #1 NYT Bestselling Author. But what happens when someone, who built much of her following and success on the honest marriage advice that characterized her first to books, comes to realize that her marriage is ending? She speaks her truth,  and does it with power, passion, and conviction.

Rachel's new book  "Didn't See That Coming" offers incredible advice for any of us who are walking through grief, and let's face it, most of us are this year. Rachel's book uniquely unpacks the experience of offering incredible advice and tools for managing grief from someone who is smack dab in the middle of it.  

Rachel and Maria deep dive on what it means to show up for your loved ones when they're suffering, how to invite others in when YOU'RE suffering, and how we can take even the worst of circumstances and turn them into something that can make us better. As Rachel says, we're all walking through hell right now, but we can ALL come out better on the other side.

Rachel is beloved for a reason, and if this episode resonated with you, we ask that you'd share it with someone who need to hear it. In the meantime, make sure you're subscribed on your YouTube channel for bonus content, and make sure to tweet about our show @MariaMenounos for #InternationalPodcastDay!

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Rachel's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Didnt-See-That-Coming-Together/dp/0063010526

Rachel's Socials: @MsRachelHollis

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Sep 30, 2020
149. Jana Kramer & Mike Caussin : How To Save Your Marriage
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Jana Kramer (@KramerGirl) and #MikeCuassin are no strangers to the public eye, but in their new book #TheGoodFight, they REALLY tell all.  

Jana and Mike have learned A LOT about what it takes to make a marriage work, and they bravely share incredible tools and techniques that you can apply to your own relationship. By learning to recognize triggers, approach arguments with empathy, and even "cleaning up your side of the street," there is no fight too big to work through! The couple even gave ME some advice about a recent tiff with my hubby @ undergaro 😂  

For you #DWTS or #OTH fans, don't worry, we talk about that too. Most importantly, would Mike ever do dancing with the stars for an all starts season?   Tag a #OneTreeHill obsessed friend below, and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to see the full thing.  

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Sep 29, 2020
148. 5 Questions To Bridge Your Mental Health and Spiritual Life w/ Dr. Anita Phillips
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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.

If you LOVED today's episode, make sure to share it with a friend, and for the full show, hit the link tree in bio and make sure to subscribe on YouTube when you land!

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Sep 28, 2020
147. #FBF: How Avril Lavigne Runs Her Business
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Maria Menounos sits down with Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. In the interview Avril talks about her new self titled album, her upcoming tour, marriage with Chad, her peers in the music business like Pink and Britney Spears, her love of country music, a possible acting career and so much more. This interview was recorded September 24th, 2013.

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Sep 25, 2020
146. Why Your Biggest Enemy Is Your Own Mind & How To Overcome It w/ Peter Crone
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Do you ever feel like you're in a constant battle with your own mind?  I know how hard it can be, especially right now, but celebrated mind architect @PeterCroneOfficial,  has worked with some of the world's greatest athletes and celebrities to help them achieve and unlock their best selves but developing a more powerful and healthier relationship with their own mind.  This work starts with asking really important, specific questions, like: "can I be with this?" 

The "this" could be anything your life: a challenging relationship, a job you're struggling with, or even that headache you can't shake. Once we start asking the right questions, we can start finding the right answers. Peter's work is really all about perspective, and in this interview, he'll help you SHIFT your perspective to create a fundamentally different relationship with your mind, and by extension yourself.   

This is enormously POWERFUL stuff, and may be the ticket you need to keep pushing through the pandemic! 

I know this episode will resonate with many people, and if you're one of them, we'd love for you to share it with someone you love! If you haven't already, make sure to subscribe on YouTube! 

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Instagram: @PeterCroneOfficial  

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Sep 24, 2020
145. How To Own & Not Apologize For Your Success w/ Gen Padalecki + Special Guest Jared Padalecki!
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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! 

Do you ever feel like you're not entitled to your success?

Triple threat actress, entrepreneur, and writer Gen Padelecki (@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 Supernatural-obsessed friend, and check out the full interview on YouTube! 

Make sure you subscribe when you get there!! (link in my linktree!)

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Gen's Blog: www.nowandgen.com  

Gen's Socials: @GenPadalecki

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Sep 23, 2020
144. The Secret To Handling Any Challenge Life Throws Your Way w/ Dean Graziosi
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You've probably seen @DeanGraziosi on TV,  or YouTube, or social media, and for good reason. He's one of the world's most celebrated self-learning experts on the planet, so much so that's he's built a business partnership with Tony Robbins.

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. It’s not going to feel the most alive.

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, he'll have thoughts for you.

RESOURCES:

Dean's Website: www.deangraziosi.com

Dean's Teachings: www.deanstraining.com

Dean's Socials: @DeanGraziosi

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Sep 22, 2020
143. Dane Cook Spills About Jen Aniston & How Why Failure Is Actually The Best Thing That Can Happen
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Do you know what day job @JenniferAniston had before booking #Friends?!?

It will blow your mind!  It's one of many mind-blowing moments @DaneCook and I shared on today's episode of #BetterTogether, which featured some amazing behind the scenes tidbits from his recent #FastTimesLive table read with heavy hitters like @JuliaRoberts, @ShiaLeBueof, @BradPitt, and @SeanPenn. I've always loved Dane for his hustle, and you'll SEE it in this interview.

But Dane Cook is far more than a funny producer - he's an incredibly wise hustler, and his views on failure, or as he puts it "the puzzle falling apart," is actually the best thing that can happen to us. 

And finally, we can't forget - it's Monday, and we're covering a beautiful #goodnewsmonday story from @GoodNews_Movement. Learn about the billionaire who dreams of giving all his money to charity before he leaves this earth. Incredible.  Believe it or not, this is only PART of the show. To see the full thing, hit the link in my linktree, subscribe on YouTube, and make SURE to share this episode with a friend, especially that friend who is obsessed with #Friends!

Also, are you following @bettertogetherwithmaria on Instagram??

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Sep 21, 2020
142. #FBF w/ Zoe Saldana: From Queens, NY To Screen Queen
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Maria Menounos sits down to interview actress Zoe Saldana. They discuss Zoe's childhood and what it was like after she had lost her father, what it's like to be a woman in a business that's so male heavy and in particular how there's so few leading roles for strong minded females. 

Zoe goes in depth about her early movies like Crossroads with Britney Spears, Pirates of the Caribean with Johnny Depp, working with Steven Spielberg on Terminal and transitioning from dancing to acting. Maria then explores Zoe's thoughts on playing Nina Simone and the controversy surrounding Zoe's portrayal of Nina. 

Finally, they wrap things up by talking about fashion and what it really means to Zoe and what she hopes to still accomplish in the entertainment industry.


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Sep 18, 2020
141. How You Can Help Heal America w/ Omar Jahwar
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As the election mounts, it seems like the country has never been less unified, but today's AMAZING #BetterTogether shows us there's still hope - lots of it.

Bishop Omar is a widely respected community leader in Dallas, who began his career as Texas' first gang negotiator, a job where he was asked to go into prisons and negotiate tense dynamics between some of the state's most notorious gang leaders, including Bloods, Crips, and Neo-Nazis.Omar's revolutionary approach to gang negotiations centers on recognizing the humanity in all people, and figuring out our "intersections of agreement" so that we can take steps forward, together, rather than backwards. Omar's beautifully articulate storytelling and outlook really spoke to me, and had me emotional!

This is an INCREDIBLE episode, and I believe that Omar is offering tools that can help heal the ever-increasing divide in our country. Watch, listen, subscribe to my channel (link in bio), and please share this episode with 3 people who need some #BishopOmar in their life. Also, make sure to watch #BetterTogether every weekday! x

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Stand Together Website: https://standtogether.org/social-entrepreneurs/bishop-omar-jahwar/

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Sep 17, 2020
140. Unlock Your Best Self: Neuro Linguistic Programming w/ Damon Cart
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Anything @TonyRobbins endorses always piques my interest, and that's why I wanted to book #NLP expert and coach Damon Cart for my show Better Together, to help us unpack NLP - give us a beginners guide!

Maybe you've heard of #NLP, maybe you haven't, but today, you'll get a life-changing crash course on what it is, how to implement it, and why it can help unlock all of your deepest goals and desires.NLP, which stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming, posits that our experience is a completely subjective one, guided by our perception of the world, our past traumas, and our everyday values. By shifting the language and subconscious programs tied to that subjective experience, we can fundamentally shift our identity, and both set and achieve our goals - and FAST.

Damon teaches techniques like values elicitation, and swishing which are fast tracks to better understanding who we are and what we want. For more, you have to watch the show!We feature brilliant experts like Damon on our show everyday, so make sure you SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube (click link in bio) for more, and tag a @TonyRobbins loving friend who needs to watch in the comments below!

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Damon's Socials: @DamonCart

Damon's Coaching: @LifeMasteryGym

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Sep 16, 2020
139. Colbie Caillat On Why Vulnerability Matters & How To Find It
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Love this interview with Colbie Caillat where she highlights something very beautiful...endings are tough, but they signify something important: new beginnings.

It has been a year of many endings for Colbie - she said goodbye to her band, and even a ten year relationship - but she has beautifully embraced those as changes to invite a whole new chapter of life. Colbie says she's never been more open to change as she is right now, and she's found a great sense of joy and freedom in welcoming the future however it shows up, rather than trying to plan everything out perfectly.

This vulnerability is the center of her episode in the new Disney+ docuseries #Becoming, produced by Lebron James. For Coblie, vulnerability is everything. It's what allowed her to overcome her stage fright and embrace her true self. She even acknowledges that being vulnerable (even when you don't want to) gives permission for others to do the same!

If you love "Bubbly" "Realize" or "Lucky," you HAVE to check this interview out, and make sure you share it with someone else, especially if they're going through a breakup and need some really wise advice. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube for more. Thanks Colbie!!

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Colbie's Socials: @ColbieCaillat

Disney+: www.dinseyplus.com

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Sep 15, 2020
138. 4 Ways To Find More Everyday Joy In Your Life w/ Grace Harry
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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

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Sep 14, 2020
137. The Secret To Transforming Losses Into Wins w/ GaryVee
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There's a reason (Gary Vaynerchuk) @GaryVee is one of the most popular and respected media gurus & online personalities in the world: he practices what he preaches.  GaryVee has built multiple companies, brands, and perhaps most impressively a community of millions of followers who join him daily for his 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 and 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. I HOPE we're still friends after that one...  

You HAVE to share this with one of your GaryVee-loving-friends, and for the full interview, you HAVE to click the link in my bio! When you land there, make sure you subscribe!  

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Sep 10, 2020
136. Gabby Bernstein: 6 Messages to Move You Through Difficult Times
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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!

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Birthing Affirmations: https://gabbybernstein.com/birthingaffirmations/

You Are The Guru: https://gabbybernstein.com/you-are-the-guru/

Gabby's Website: https://gabbybernstein.com/

Gabby's Social: https://www.instagram.com/gabbybernstein/?hl=en

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Sep 09, 2020
135. Energy Healing for Beginners - Discover & Heal Your Primary Chakra w/ Cyndi Dale
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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

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Sep 08, 2020
134. How To Find Your Voice In Any Room w/ Sah D'Simone | Maria Menounos
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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.

For the full show, head over to my YouTube and SUBSCRIBE! Make sure to SHARE this episode with someone who REALLY needs it!

RESOURCES:

Sah's Website: https://www.myhealingally.com/

Sah's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritually-Sassy-Radical-Activate-Superpowers/dp/1683644891/ref=asc_df_1683644891/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459662044225&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=203709472857937976&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030990&hvtargid=pla-924395382704&psc=1

Sah's Social: @SahDSimone

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Sep 03, 2020
133. Dr. Wendy Osefo from Housewives of Potomac: "Don't Let Others Tell You Who You Are"
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Feel like you've lost your identity?

You're not alone. Dr. Wendy Osefo can relate, and as she's navigated the waters of press for her inaugural season of The Real Housewives of Potomac, she's learned the importance of "not letting others tell HER who she is."

Dr. Wendy's already impressive career includes on camera political commentary, community activism, and a well-respected tenure teaching at the collegiate level, but her deep dive into the world of Bravo housewives has tested her in ways she never expected.

I admire her STRONG sense of self she's held onto even amidst criticism. 

Wendy gives us a TON of great takeaway as she discusses strategies she's used to hold onto her identity. SO IMPORTANT!See a side of Wendy you never knew, and share this with a friend that you KNOW is obsessed with the Housewives! For more, check out my YouTube channel, and make sure to subscribe for more amazing episodes and fabulous guests like Wendy!!

RESOURCES: 

Dr Wendy's Website: https://wendyosefo.com/

Dr Wendy's Socials: @WendyOsefo

Grandma Ruth's Apple Crumb Pie: https://www.grandmaruthspies.com/

Easy Pad Thai: https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/pad-thai/

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Sep 02, 2020
132. Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: Everything Mainstream Science Gets Wrong
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Did you know that the CDC has officially declared #diabetes a pandemic in the USA?  NYT Bestselling authors Robby Barbaro and Cyrus Khambatta are Type 1 themselves, and after years of frustration on the diabetes roller coaster, they took matters into their own hands.

To their shock, most of what they'd been told by doctors and "experts" was abjectly wrong. The high fat, low carb diet you've been told about is actually encouraging insulin resistance in your body, and insulin resistance is one of the primary enemies in the diabetes struggle.  Once they discovered that they changed EVERYTHING.

Now, they encourage a high carb, low fat diet, based on plants and whole foods, and they teach their "@MasteringDiabetes" method to thousands,  and have produced astounding results in shockingly short amounts of time.

I KNOW you know someone who is struggling with diabetes, and this episode could change their life. Share it with them, and make sure to subscribe to #BetterTogether on YouTube and Apple Podcasts for game-changing information every weekday!

RESOURCES:  Mastering Diabetes BOOK: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/book/

Mastering Diabetes Community: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/

Mastering Diabetes on SOCIAL:  @Mastering Diabetes 

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Sep 01, 2020
131. How To Release Anger w/ Sharon Salzberg
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It can be hard enough learning to love ourselves and even our closest confidants, but now, we're being asked to love our enemies!?

For NYT Bestselling Author Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg), learning to love your enemies is one of the fastest ways to free ourselves from the burden of emotional unwellness, stress, anger, and depression in our own lives. In Sharon's words, hating your enemies just steals your own life force and allows them to "live rent free in your own brain."

To help us get there, Sharon provides beautiful techniques to help release anger, like mindset shifts, meditation, and remembering that anger is like "drinking poison and expecting to it to kill the bad guy."

Sharon's new book Real Change comes out tomorrow, and in the book, she connects the importance of spiritual harmony with activism, and in today's world, there may be no more important message to share.

For the full show, head over to my YouTube and SUBSCRIBE! Make sure to SHARE this episode with someone who REALLY needs it. 🙌

RESOURCES:

Good News Movement: @Goodnews_Movement

Sharon's Socials: @SharonSalzberg

Sharon's NEW Book: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/home/home.html

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Aug 31, 2020
130. 3 Questions To Achieve Self Love w/ Katherine Woodward Thomas
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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, @KatherineWoodwardThomas, 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/events/  Katherine's SOCIALS: @KatWoodwardThom & @KatherineWoodwardThomas  

Katherine's New Book: https://go.lnkam.com/link/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCalling-One-Weeks-Attract-Love%2Fdp%2F1400049296&campaign_id=b7YMMAqMdAL7wyzNe5m3wz&source=4apvesisr53xcf  

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Aug 27, 2020
129. Proven Techniques To Increase Willpower w/ Dr. Kelly McGonigal
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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/B07Q4LY2CV/ref=as_li_tl?camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07Q4LY2CV&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&linkId=6d4285f9e519e8d7677433eb189a9425&tag=kellmcgospers-20

Kelly's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyVTAoXEU&vl=en

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Aug 26, 2020
128. Barstool CEO Erika Nardini On How To Grow Thick Skin In Life And Business
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How did Barstool CEO Erika Nardini become one of the most respected and edgy CEOs in Sports Media?! How did she become UNFLINCHING?! Get and maintain THICK SKIN even during a pandemic?!  Erika has worked as a C Suite exec in "traditional" corporations like Yahoo and Microsoft, but it's her experience in smaller startups, that have given her such a wealth of incredible knowledge and takeaway.  

On today's show, she teaches how she grew a thick skin, even during a pandemic, and she offers incredible advice for college grads and entrepreneurs who are considering starting their own businesses. Believe it or not, Erika says that now is the BEST time to be starting a business. She says during this colossal culture shift, people are either getting sharper or duller, which can give you a competitive edge if you're willing to take it.  If you like today's show, share it with someone who needs it, and remember to SUBSCRIBE!  

#Barstool #Entrepreneur #Boss #Leadership 

RESOURCES:  Token CEO Podacst: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/token-ceo/id1503065691  

Erika's Socials: @EAKNardini  

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Aug 25, 2020
127. Protect Your Mental Health During Covid With Dr. Daniel Amen
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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!

But first, we cover our AMAZING Good News Movement story, courtesy of the IG @Goodnews_Movement.

Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube for a whole new experience, and share this with some who NEEDS this episode!! Enjoy :)

RESOURCES:

Dr Amen's Website: www.amenclinics.com

Good News Movement: @GoodNews_Movement

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Aug 24, 2020
126. The Gift Of Presence & Mindfulness w/ Caroline Welch
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Looking to make a change in your life?  

Bestselling author Caroline Welch is just the person to guide you through it. With her mindfulness practices based around purpose, pivoting, and pacing, she gives us (women in particular!) a beautiful framework to make big, purpose-driven decisions in our lives.  

Caroline offers some amazing strategies like "Selective Neglect" and "The 3 W's: What Went Well" for practical, everyday tools we can apply to our whole lives.  For the full episode, click the link in bio, and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to YouTube when you land there! 

RESOURCES:  Caroline's Website: https://www.carolinewelch.com/ 

 Caroline's Socials: @CarolineWelchAuthor  

Buy Caroline's Book!: https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Presence-Mindfulness-Guide-Women/dp/0593086805/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+gift+of+presence&qid=1596487278&sr=8-1  

Gretchen Rubin Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FmVSor3QRo  

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Aug 03, 2020
125. Heal Your Inner Child w/ Dr. Nicole LePera
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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!For the full show, click the link in bio, and subscribe on YouTube when you land there!

RESOURCES:

Dr. LePera's IG: https://www.instagram.com/the.holistic.psychologist/

Dr. LePera's Site: https://yourholisticpsychologist.com/about-me/

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Jul 30, 2020
124. Unpacking And Laughing, A Different Side Of Nikki Glaser
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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!

For the full interview, head to YouTube via the link in my BIO, and make sure to subscribe when you land there!

RESOURCES:

Nikki's Social: @NikkiGlaser

Nikki's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-up-with-nikki-glaser/id1399714847

Patti Penn Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwFrwryqWE

Peter Crone Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PASxHZH3eNM

Tammi Valecenti Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACGMRoi1khw&t=15s

Suzy Batiz Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCIZ0-0ftQc&t=3s

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Jul 29, 2020
123. Let Go Of Heaviness and Invite Lightness w/ Patti Penn | Maria Menounos
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It’s all about perception, right? This pandemic continues to be trying, BUT one thing it has given many of us is time.  

Celebrated Reiki master Patti Penn (@pauseinjoywithpatti) says that this time is our “great pause,” a chance to take stock of the energetic forces in our lives like work and our relationships, and really evaluate what's making us lighter, and what's making us heavier.  

Like so many inthe world, Patti rightly observed that I'm operating at 50% right now, and that I need to let go of the heavy baggage that's weighing me down.  

To see the full interview, click the LINK IN BIO, and SUBSCRIBE on YouTube for more AMAZING experts and healers every weekday on my channel!

RESOURCES:

FDA Dangerous Hand Sanitizers:  https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol

Patti's Website: www.pauseinjoy.com

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Jul 28, 2020
122. Understand Your Hormones And Biohack Your Cycle w/ Alisa Vitti
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You won't believe this: women undergo a 25% variation in their brain chemistry across their monthly cycle!

Understanding this variation is an essential part of your Infradian Rhythm, a term coined and popularized by bestselling female health advocate @Alisa.Vitti of @FLOLiving. For decades, all of the popular biohacking programs around diet and exercise have been engineered for a Circadian rhythm, which completely eliminates women from the equation! Once Alissa took her Infradian clock into her own hands, she shed 60 pounds, cured her insomniac, and eliminated a bout of cystic acne that covered her entire body.

Now, you can do the same thing by optimizing each day of cycle, and changing what you eat, how you diet, and when you sleep. Alissa offers invaluable tools and takeaway that will dramatically change the way you live your life. 

For more AMAZING takeaway, hit that link in bio and make sure you're subscribed on my YouTube channel!

RESOURCES:

FLO LIVING HOMEPAGE: https://www.floliving.com/

CYCLE SYNCING MEMBERSHIP: https://cyclesyncingmembership.com/

SUPPLMENTS: https://www.floliving.com/supplements/

ALISSA'S SOCIALS: @FLOLiving, @Alisa.Vitti


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Jul 27, 2020
121. Renowned Psychic John Edward On The Future Of COVID-19, Our Country, & Our Industry
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Curious what the world's foremost psychic has to say about the future of our country?!  When will we be able to hug someone again? How much longer will we have to be socially distant for? Are we going back to the office anytime soon??  

NYT Bestselling psychic medium, John Edward comes with answers, and LOTS of them. On today's show, he offers insight into the future of our economy, the direction of Hollywood, the culture of 2021, and what the next decade of real estate will look like.  John has even connected with those who have lost their lives to Covid, and he offers sharp insight and much needed comfort. 

This is only PART of the show, so for the full thing, click the link in my bio! When you land there, make sure you SUBSCRIBE for amazing interviews EVERY day.

RESROUCES:

John's Socials: @psychicmediumje

John's Website: www.johnedward.net

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Jul 23, 2020
120. Social Distance Summer Ideas + Fun! w/ Meaghan B Murphy
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