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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

How The Pandemic Impacts Introverts And Extroverts Differently

4/12/2021
This pandemic made a significant impact in our lives that introverts and extroverts alike are dealing with this unexpected switch. Do introverts feel relieved that they no longer need to socialize with other people? How are the extroverts dealing with the restriction against going out and mingling with others? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen take a moment to talk about how the pandemic affects both of these personalities. As they dig deeper, learn personal tips on how to manage burnout...

Duration:01:02:07

Key Points In Discovering Yourself With Gresham Harkless Jr.

4/9/2021
People are considered the most adaptable creatures that they can acclimate to various degrees. We were once in the "discovering yourself" stage but it seems we cannot go out of our prized comfort zones. Almost always you hear people saying that they are growing and yet, they are lost in the stagnant space. Sitting down in conversation with Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel, Gresham Harkless Jr., Founder of CEO Blog Nation, imparts his insights and personal experience he used to get that aha...

Duration:01:10:06

The Importance of Advocating For Indian Farmers And Spreading Awareness In The Wellness Industry

4/7/2021
There's an immense rise in popularity with superfoods in the Western diet, like quinoa, spirulina, and chia seeds. The dark side of this is how Indian farmers, who grow these crops, are now unable to purchase these products themselves. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss how the soaring demand and price of superfoods result in the exploitation of Indian farmers. To help remedy the issue, Jason and Whitney talk about the importance of taking responsibility and using...

Duration:01:01:23

How Financial Gaslighting Affects The Lives Of Ordinary Households

4/5/2021
You may not have heard of the term financial gaslighting before, but chances are you have already felt its effects in one way or another. Do you feel like it’s harder to live nowadays? That no matter how hard you try, you still find yourself struggling to provide more for your family? You are not alone. Keeping afloat in this economy as a single person is hard enough in itself. Starting a family is a whole another conversation. In fact, it has almost become a luxury for many people. As if...

Duration:00:43:22

Recovering Out Loud: Achieving Mental Healing In The Most Natural Way With Rynda Laurel

4/2/2021
The path towards sobriety is also a story of mental healing. Since it directly impacts our minds, dealing with anxiety and depression is also a huge factor when getting rid of addiction. However, treatments for such a diagnosis are primarily dependent on a huge amount of medication. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk with Rynda Laurel to share how her pursuit for natural-based solutions to overcome her own addictions led to the creation of VRY everyday. She talks about her work on...

Duration:01:26:22

Understanding The Dangers To Women’s Physical Safety And The Precautions That Women Can Take To Protect Themselves

3/31/2021
Trigger Warning: Discussion of harassment and harm to women. In this episode, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen discuss the issue of women's physical safety. Whitney starts off with a curiosity around her seeming ignorance of her own safety as a woman. She's traveled very far distances on her own without having been threatened. But one woman’s experience, of course, cannot speak for all the others. Is it true that women generally feel unsafe? Both the media and statistics claim that the...

Duration:00:43:37

Does Reverse Comparison Trap Alleviate Or Worsen Suffering?

3/29/2021
Are you often told that other people have it worse than you? This phenomenon is what Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen refer to as the Reverse Comparison Trap. When you share your sufferings with people, their immediate response is to compare your pain with that of others in an attempt to console you. The question is, does it help? Or does it worsen your sufferings? Jason and Whitney believe the latter - when you're told that others have it worse than you, they essentially diminish your...

Duration:00:46:46

Britt East: Why Dealing With Multiple Identities Must Begin With Yourself

3/26/2021
In today's world full of divisive communities, many people deal with multiple identities, particularly their sexual orientation. But this burden does not only lie with the people who are struggling with their own identities, but also the individuals who mingle with them – and sadly, diminish their importance through homophobia and misogyny. Author and speaker Britt East joins Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen to discuss how society's seemingly unending discrimination of the LGBTQ+ community...

Duration:01:18:19

Why You Aren’t Getting Better: Examining The Reasons Behind Being "Better"

3/24/2021
Human as we are, we’re living life constantly reaching for the better things. We’re aiming for the next opportunity, next level, next step in our career, or the next phase in our lives. But why is that? Why do we want to be better? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen reflect on this human quest of personal development, seeking and striving to become better. At the heart of this episode is the quote from Alan Watts that goes, “the reason you want to be better is the reason why you aren't.”...

Duration:00:49:59

How To Get Rid Of The People-Pleasing Attitude

3/22/2021
Society has instilled in our minds that we should gain the trust of others to have self-fulfillment. But with our constant pursuit of people-pleasing, our own personality and humanity may be sacrificed and diminished. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about how seeking validation from others can lead to making ourselves small, have a constant feeling of burnout, and ultimately, soul exhaustion. They discuss why it is not wrong to go according to what you think is right and good despite...

Duration:01:05:55

Shame Rules! The Relationship Between Shame & Power With Nick Jaworski

3/19/2021
We often take shame for granted, but it is actually one of the most basic, earliest developed emotions that we, humans, have. Nick Jaworksi even goes so far as to treat shame as a structural force that shapes a lot of things we live with in the world. In his podcast, Shame Rules! he explores the different ways in which shame shapes the way we think, speak and act in the world. In this conversation with Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel, Nick discusses many things that illustrate what he is...

Duration:01:26:05

Milestones: Is There More To Them Than Just Being Arbitrary Markers?

3/17/2021
What does it mean to reach milestones personally and professionally? The show has been on for 200 episodes now, but to Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, it seems like it was only yesterday when they capped the 100th. With Wellavatr’s third anniversary and Whitney’s birthday on the horizon, there is much to unpack when it comes to milestones. Is there a deeper significance to these markers aside from just being arbitrary measurements? More importantly, is there a real benefit in ascribing...

Duration:00:50:31

Digital Minimalism: Why Unplugging From Technology Is Good For You

3/15/2021
Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen take the National Day Of Unplugging seriously. Also inspired by "Digital Minimalism," they realize the many benefits that you gain when unplugging from technology. For one, you'll have more time in your hands, helping you to become more present in the moment. You get many things done when you're not distracted by scrolling through social media on your phone. But many of us are not simply distracted by technology; we're addicted to it. We get dopamine hits...

Duration:01:07:19

Treating Anxiety As Your Friend: Reframing Our Relationship With Mental Health Issues With Dr. Kathleen Smith

3/12/2021
“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology." ~ E. O. Wilson Society treats anxiety like a tumor. We have been trying to cut it out, burn it, and act like it's something that needs conquering. Yet even with this, so many people still suffer from anxiety no matter how hard they try to run away. Maybe it is time to change how we deal with anxiety and instead treat it as a friend. This episode's guest, Dr....

Duration:00:59:26

Erosion Of Social Trust

3/10/2021
The pandemic has made many of us a bunch of skeptics, particularly on the institutions that seemingly hold us during these trying times. Now, social trust is deteriorating, and more and more people are holding back from a lot of things they used to do. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dive deep into the erosion of social trust that is happening during this pandemic. They look back to history and try to find parallels that could offer a glimpse of what life will look like...

Duration:00:44:10

Why Compassion Fades

3/8/2021
Termed by psychologist and researcher Paul Slovic, compassion fade is the idea that the more people are impacted by a tragedy, the more empathy decreases. In today’s episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss compassion fade in light of approximately 500,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 in the US as of February 2021. It begs the question, "What are the roots of how empathy is born and engendered in us?" as well as, "When and how do we decide to extend that empathy toward others?" Jason...

Duration:00:55:06

Powering Your Experiences With Plant Medicine With Rellies’ Creators Ryan And Jacob

3/5/2021
Even with the growing use of plant medicines, many people are still hesitant to try out these alternatives to healing—owing to the fact that we simply haven’t fully understood it yet. When thinking about plant medicine and CBD products, people get so hung up on the images of stoners and other misconceptions, overlooking the many health benefits it offers. Sponsoring this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen are with Rellies and its creators, Ryan and Jacob, to guide us deep into the...

Duration:01:11:25

Breaking Down The Wall Of Fear That Keeps Us From Our Purpose

3/3/2021
What are your dreams and ambitions, and why aren't you going after them? The biggest roadblock between you and your destiny is fear. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen break down the reasons why people are afraid to take that first step. It could be the fear of not getting instant results, the fear of failure, or the fear of getting out of their comfort zone. If you're experiencing these right now, then this episode is for you. Tune in and discover how you can break down...

Duration:00:50:52

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Honoring Each Other’s Food Journey

3/1/2021
Just because your food choices work for you doesn’t mean you’re entitled to use your lifestyle as a club to bash anyone who doesn’t live by it. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to achieving a better relationship with food. It is a highly personalized journey that varies with each person’s physical, mental and emotional needs. It’s when people get too hung up with the physical side of it all that they begin to feel the need to assert the superiority of their chosen...

Duration:00:40:49

Charlene DeCesare On The Right Way To Handle Criticism And Maximizing The Law Of Attraction

2/26/2021
To discover any room for improvement, gathering customer feedback is the most effective first step. But most of the time, you will get negative comments more than favorable ones, which calls for a proper approach when you handle criticism. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen sit down with sales advisor and speaker Charlene DeCesare to talk about the best ways to connect with your critics and help them understand their demands rather than simply shutting them down. Charlene explains how this...

Duration:01:10:19