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There are many elements in our life that affect our well-being and there are many different ways that we can explore it. One avenue to optimal self-care is having open, honest conversations about what it means to be well. Navigate love and relationships, purpose and meaning, mental health and wellness, success and failure, and all of those things that make us human with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. With a combined 25 plus years of professional experience in the health and wellness industries, Jason and Whitney will guide you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, the question of why we're here and what we're doing. Join them each week as they share their perspectives on wellness and have radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole because nothing is off limits here.Life presents us with challenges every single day. Many of us struggle to make life feel worthwhile, meaningful and peaceful. We’re confronted in our relationships, careers, faith and the health of our body, mind, and emotions. We often have questions in our mind that go unanswered, and sometimes, we don’t even want the answers. We just want to have a really unfiltered discussion, let it all out, be truly heard so we can process our emotions. We want to talk about our deepest passions and secret longings, share our unfulfilled dreams and big goals, and inquire into the mysteries of life. If you’re in that place right now, we invite you to join Jason and Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable.Jason, a.k.a. J-Wro, is the bestselling author of the Hay House cookbook and lifestyle guide, “Eaternity”. He is the first plant-based chef in history with a primetime television series, and his groundbreaking Cooking Channel show “How to Live to 100” taught millions of people worldwide how to prepare delicious, organic, healthy meals at home. A dedicated practitioner of yoga, Pilates, weight training, and meditation for over a decade, he infuses his events, videos, and teachings with the importance of mindfulness, spirituality, and self-awareness as the cornerstones of a balanced, nourished lifestyle. Jason is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute as well as Byron Katie’s School for the Work and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago. His life’s mission is to inspire people to achieve optimal well-being, clarity, confidence and contentment through optimizing their relationship with food, fitness and mindful living so they can live a happier, healthier, more joyful and truly satisfied life.Whitney Lauritsen is a coach and content creator who promotes healthy living and sustainability on her site EcoVeganGal.com and YouTube channels. Having grown up in rural Massachusetts, she was surrounded by an environment that fostered her love and respect for animals. Whitney graduated from Emerson College in 2004 with a degree in film production. After discovering a deep passion for the vegan lifestyle, she launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website in 2008 and combined her skill and enthusiasm to create content on sustainability and wellness. Passionate about business and marketing, Whitney has helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners create strategies for social media, YouTube and brand building.On this podcast, Jason and Whitney combine forces as they dig into the things that make people tick. The things that people are passionate about. The things that make people uncomfortable. The things that bring them hope, joy, and inspiration. The things that make them feel good in their bodies, minds, and hearts. The things that make life worth living and how to feel fully alive, genuinely happy and engaged everyday… and they want to share their modern take on wellbeing with you.Get to the core of who you truly are and live

There are many elements in our life that affect our well-being and there are many different ways that we can explore it. One avenue to optimal self-care is having open, honest conversations about what it means to be well. Navigate love and relationships, purpose and meaning, mental health and wellness, success and failure, and all of those things that make us human with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. With a combined 25 plus years of professional experience in the health and wellness industries, Jason and Whitney will guide you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, the question of why we're here and what we're doing. Join them each week as they share their perspectives on wellness and have radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole because nothing is off limits here.Life presents us with challenges every single day. Many of us struggle to make life feel worthwhile, meaningful and peaceful. We’re confronted in our relationships, careers, faith and the health of our body, mind, and emotions. We often have questions in our mind that go unanswered, and sometimes, we don’t even want the answers. We just want to have a really unfiltered discussion, let it all out, be truly heard so we can process our emotions. We want to talk about our deepest passions and secret longings, share our unfulfilled dreams and big goals, and inquire into the mysteries of life. If you’re in that place right now, we invite you to join Jason and Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable.Jason, a.k.a. J-Wro, is the bestselling author of the Hay House cookbook and lifestyle guide, “Eaternity”. He is the first plant-based chef in history with a primetime television series, and his groundbreaking Cooking Channel show “How to Live to 100” taught millions of people worldwide how to prepare delicious, organic, healthy meals at home. A dedicated practitioner of yoga, Pilates, weight training, and meditation for over a decade, he infuses his events, videos, and teachings with the importance of mindfulness, spirituality, and self-awareness as the cornerstones of a balanced, nourished lifestyle. Jason is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute as well as Byron Katie’s School for the Work and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago. His life’s mission is to inspire people to achieve optimal well-being, clarity, confidence and contentment through optimizing their relationship with food, fitness and mindful living so they can live a happier, healthier, more joyful and truly satisfied life.Whitney Lauritsen is a coach and content creator who promotes healthy living and sustainability on her site EcoVeganGal.com and YouTube channels. Having grown up in rural Massachusetts, she was surrounded by an environment that fostered her love and respect for animals. Whitney graduated from Emerson College in 2004 with a degree in film production. After discovering a deep passion for the vegan lifestyle, she launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website in 2008 and combined her skill and enthusiasm to create content on sustainability and wellness. Passionate about business and marketing, Whitney has helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners create strategies for social media, YouTube and brand building.On this podcast, Jason and Whitney combine forces as they dig into the things that make people tick. The things that people are passionate about. The things that make people uncomfortable. The things that bring them hope, joy, and inspiration. The things that make them feel good in their bodies, minds, and hearts. The things that make life worth living and how to feel fully alive, genuinely happy and engaged everyday… and they want to share their modern take on wellbeing with you.Get to the core of who you truly are and live

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There are many elements in our life that affect our well-being and there are many different ways that we can explore it. One avenue to optimal self-care is having open, honest conversations about what it means to be well. Navigate love and relationships, purpose and meaning, mental health and wellness, success and failure, and all of those things that make us human with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. With a combined 25 plus years of professional experience in the health and wellness industries, Jason and Whitney will guide you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, the question of why we're here and what we're doing. Join them each week as they share their perspectives on wellness and have radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole because nothing is off limits here.Life presents us with challenges every single day. Many of us struggle to make life feel worthwhile, meaningful and peaceful. We’re confronted in our relationships, careers, faith and the health of our body, mind, and emotions. We often have questions in our mind that go unanswered, and sometimes, we don’t even want the answers. We just want to have a really unfiltered discussion, let it all out, be truly heard so we can process our emotions. We want to talk about our deepest passions and secret longings, share our unfulfilled dreams and big goals, and inquire into the mysteries of life. If you’re in that place right now, we invite you to join Jason and Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable.Jason, a.k.a. J-Wro, is the bestselling author of the Hay House cookbook and lifestyle guide, “Eaternity”. He is the first plant-based chef in history with a primetime television series, and his groundbreaking Cooking Channel show “How to Live to 100” taught millions of people worldwide how to prepare delicious, organic, healthy meals at home. A dedicated practitioner of yoga, Pilates, weight training, and meditation for over a decade, he infuses his events, videos, and teachings with the importance of mindfulness, spirituality, and self-awareness as the cornerstones of a balanced, nourished lifestyle. Jason is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute as well as Byron Katie’s School for the Work and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago. His life’s mission is to inspire people to achieve optimal well-being, clarity, confidence and contentment through optimizing their relationship with food, fitness and mindful living so they can live a happier, healthier, more joyful and truly satisfied life.Whitney Lauritsen is a coach and content creator who promotes healthy living and sustainability on her site EcoVeganGal.com and YouTube channels. Having grown up in rural Massachusetts, she was surrounded by an environment that fostered her love and respect for animals. Whitney graduated from Emerson College in 2004 with a degree in film production. After discovering a deep passion for the vegan lifestyle, she launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website in 2008 and combined her skill and enthusiasm to create content on sustainability and wellness. Passionate about business and marketing, Whitney has helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners create strategies for social media, YouTube and brand building.On this podcast, Jason and Whitney combine forces as they dig into the things that make people tick. The things that people are passionate about. The things that make people uncomfortable. The things that bring them hope, joy, and inspiration. The things that make them feel good in their bodies, minds, and hearts. The things that make life worth living and how to feel fully alive, genuinely happy and engaged everyday… and they want to share their modern take on wellbeing with you.Get to the core of who you truly are and live

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Episodes

Creating Space Within To Re-Examine Our Personal Life And Career

11/30/2020
Life is full of contradictions in how we’re taught to live it by working hard and always striving. Yet, in order to keep ourselves sane and happy, we need to also learn how to step away from those. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss how we can create the space to re-examine our personal life and career, finding that balance between the two and disconnecting from the hustle culture and addiction to productivity and efficiency. Showing vulnerability on the show, Jason...

Duration:00:59:05

Interrupting The Model And Doing It Scared With Colleen Mitchell

11/27/2020
There are moments when we feel the fear of doing something, but we do it anyway. This is called “interrupting the model” and this is the topic that Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen take a deep dive on with Inspired Forward life coach, Colleen Mitchell. A lot of us are cowering in fear right now and understandably so. This fear causes us to shrink back and go on survival mode instead of thriving. How do we move past this base instinct and have the courage to experience the fear but not let...

Duration:01:19:57

Thanksgiving At A Time Of COVID, Social Media Pressures, And Finding Joy In Food

11/25/2020
Thanksgiving is coming up. In this day and age of quarantining, when better to talk about food and the comforts it brings than now? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen reveal their plans for Thanksgiving and recommend some great food and finds that you can get even while on lockdown. They share some vegan and plant-based menus and restaurants and, finding joy in food, impart some advice to keep our mental state just as healthy as our physical as we fight through this uncertain time. Plus,...

Duration:01:33:05

Reevaluating Travel – What Has Changed Since The Publication Of The Take Charge eBook?

11/23/2020
Travel has changed a lot globally since the publication of the Take Charge eBook, the last section of which is dedicated to that very subject. Faced with some pretty radical changes brought about by COVID-19 to the travel industry, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen share their reflections as they reevaluate the eBook’s final chapter. With much of their brand tied to travel, Jason and Whitney had had to make their biggest adjustments in that field since the pandemic hit. What lessons can be...

Duration:01:13:55

Untethering From Whiteness And Honing Creativity with Kate Faust

11/20/2020
In this world ruled by the powerful few, white supremacy is probably the hardest ideology to shake off since its roots are deeply embedded in socialism, capitalism, colonialism, and patriarchy. It acts as if a shackle that forbids us to fly, and untethering from whiteness is definitely a great leap in achieving our full creative potential. However, this can be truly challenging because of society's firm grasp on such a concept. Discussing this topic with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen is...

Duration:01:40:27

How To Make Money Sharing Your Knowledge and Passions

11/18/2020
Making money from passion is not some new age guru’s idea of glorifying the starving artist syndrome. More and more people are realizing that instead of constantly chasing that dollar value that they associate with success, they would be better off if they let their passion for something attract that success, however they define it for themselves. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen revisit this topic that they covered in Take Charge Now! – a free eBook that they wrote back in 2019. So much...

Duration:00:54:44

How To Overcome Fear And Believe In Yourself During Times Of Doubt, Stress Or Negativity

11/16/2020
For the US, election day felt very different this year, mainly because there was really no indication or clear-cut signs of who was going to win the presidency. People have been holding their breaths no matter who they’re hoping and voting to win. In the end, Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris wins the race. With all the uncertainty and disruption the year 2020 has brought, many are hoping that this leads to a good start for the US in 2021. Not knowing what the next few weeks or...

Duration:01:39:07

Self-Transformation: The Secret To Overcoming Trauma With Christa Gowen

11/13/2020
At some point in your lives, everyone experiences trauma in one way or another, and sometimes, it's passed onto the next generation in the family. With self-transformation, awareness, and wellness, it's possible to end it once and for all. This episode, Christa Gowen, a certified TRE® provider and yoga instructor, talks about her personal experience with trauma and shares how she dealt with it and turned it around for a better life. She gives out transformational techniques and trauma...

Duration:01:15:52

How To Commit To Personal And Professional Goals

11/11/2020
We all have goals, but not all of us follow through. If we’re honest about it, the path that leads us to them is often without some bumps; and most of the time, these challenges are enough to make us quit. So how do we find the courage and discipline to commit to them? In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen guide us with their insights to learn to stay on course with our personal and professional goals. They talk about the importance of being clear on our aims and centering on...

Duration:00:55:28

How To Achieve Peak Physical Condition That Is Sustainable And Healthy

11/9/2020
For many people, their journey to health and wellness is so inconsistent that it can feel like you’re not achieving any results thus far. It is time to change that and take charge of your health and wellness goals to achieve peak physical condition that is sustainable and healthy. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen guide us with the wisdom from their eBook, Take Charge. They share some of their personal tips, as well as those from other health and wellness thought leaders,...

Duration:01:19:43

How to Be a Good Enough Parent In The Time Of COVID-19 with Danielle Bettmann

11/6/2020
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Duration:01:29:39

How To Take Charge Of Your Health And Live A Long, Healthy, Vibrant Life

11/4/2020
People talk a lot about opportunity, vision, passion, or staying motivated, and that the lack of these things get in the way of achieving their aims and goals. We say things like, “If I was more motivated,” or, “If I had more clarity or passion.” However, the biggest obstacles seem to be self-created when we're inconsistent or we feel defeated. These are the moments where you can look at a possible shift and take charge of your life. But what exactly does it mean to take charge? On today’s...

Duration:01:08:19

Understanding Resistance: The Path To Pursuing What We Want

11/2/2020
There are so many things we keep ourselves from doing because we are in a place of resistance and fear. We have these inner monologues that hinder us from pursuing what we want, which often requires doing the unconventional. Timely in how things move in the world right now, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about understanding resistance and how you can overcome it to unleash your creativity and do what you love to do. They share some of their missed opportunities and the lessons it...

Duration:00:55:34

Friendly Vegan: An Amicable Way To Spread The Message Of Veganism With Toni Okamoto And Michelle Cehn

10/30/2020
Justifiably or not, vegans have often been accused of being pushy, overly zealous or simply assholes. Vegans may tend to be very passionate about what they stand for, but the phrase “friendly vegan” is hardly an oxymoron. In fact, there is good cause to look at it as something that we all should strive for if we want to effectively spread the message of vegan living. Return guests, Toni Okamoto and Michelle Cehn share some of their work in this space with Jason Wrobel and Toni Lauritsen....

Duration:01:33:04

2020 Holiday Travel: A Rewards-Risk Assessment

10/28/2020
The end of the year is almost upon us but the pandemic that largely characterized it is far from over. How will the winter holidays of 2020 look like for you? For a lot of us, it’s going to involve some kind of decision-making over whether we should go through the risk of travel and put ourselves and our loved ones in possible danger. Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel reflect upon this as they lay out their preliminary plans for the upcoming holidays. The pull of tradition is very strong,...

Duration:01:12:11

2020 Elections: Staying Sane Through The Voting Process

10/26/2020
In what seems like a very intense year for everybody, we are now nearly a week away from the November 2020 Elections. The path has been quite controversial, disorienting, and treacherous, to say the least, but it is something that we must all participate in the end. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen help keep you from losing yourself from all of this and dedicate this time to talk about staying sane during the 2020 election and the voting process. They explore the many...

Duration:01:08:22

Pivoting To A Life Of Higher Calling: Coaching And Philanthropy With Akbar Sheikh

10/26/2020
The great thing about life is how, as long as you’re alive, you will always have a chance to change and become better. Having lived in an identity that was at rock bottom, Akbar Sheikh made a complete shift—turning his life around from being overweight, hanging out with the wrong group of friends, and sleeping in a closet to pursuing a life of higher calling. In this episode, he sits down with host Khaled Elmasri to share with us his journey and how he was suddenly hit by this wave of...

Duration:01:08:22

Finding Peace And Emotional Balance: Healing Anxiety And Other Mental Health Struggles With Heather Rider

10/23/2020
Anxiety isn’t necessarily a fun topic to talk about, but it’s pertinent to most people’s lives. In this episode, Heather Rider, anxiety expert and The Energy Synergist, joins Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen to talk about finding peace and emotional balance amidst anxiety and rampant mental health issues. Heather shares her background in dealing with mental health issues and her own experience having high-functioning anxiety, perfectionism, and impostor syndrome. Heather dives into the...

Duration:00:58:09

Uncomfortable Nostalgia: How Our Past Impacts Our Career And Life Outlook

10/21/2020
Nostalgia can be uncomfortable, but it is worthwhile to sometimes take a walk down the memory lane and reflect on how our past experiences have shaped who we are today. For both Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel, visiting home evokes a stream of childhood and high school memories – the good and the bad, the uplifting and the humiliating, the comforting and the traumatic. Join them as they share some of these memories and how they have impacted their outlook towards life and career. On...

Duration:01:12:03

The Cultural Danger Of Light-Hearted TV Shows And Influencer Marketing

10/19/2020
With how crazy the world is, we sometimes just can’t help but crave anything light-hearted—something that will take our mind away from the things happening right now. One of the things that have been on many people’s mouths lately is the new feel-good Netflix series, Emily in Paris. In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel reflect on the reception of these light-hearted shows, their ripple effect, and to an extent, the cultural danger they pose towards people watching. They talk...

Duration:01:14:30