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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

Why You Don't Have To Prove Your Worthiness And How To Feel Valuable

9/27/2021
Do you have to prove your worthiness? No. No one else can define your worth. But you need to establish a framework of value for yourself. If you don't, you will leave it to other people to establish their perception of your value. In this episode, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen discuss why measuring someone's value based on their social metrics is disturbing. You ought to be accepted for who you are as a genuine person. If you doubt your worthiness, this episode's for you. Join in the...

Duration:01:03:25

How Not Fitting In Leads To More Joy With Meredith Keith-Chirch

9/24/2021
Society's standards and expectations are so entangled in our beliefs and upbringing that almost everyone is programmed in a single way. Therefore, making unconventional choices usually results in raised eyebrows and puzzling comments. But sometimes, going against the flow can reveal one's happiness. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk with health coach Meredith Keith-Chirch of M For Health to share her unique life decisions and preferences. She explains how refusing to simply check the...

Duration:01:31:33

Is Being Your Own Boss Worth The Stress?

9/20/2021
Is being your own boss worth the stress? Entrepreneurs often have to put up with longer work hours, and sometimes unbelievable levels of stress. Is the mental health challenge of being an entrepreneur worth it? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel discuss mental stability, freelance work and how this can affect your life. They talk money stress financial security and why you need to set aside some time for yourself. A great episode that freelance workers definitely need to...

Duration:00:57:33

Diverse Voices In Coding & Young Minds Making A Difference With Srini & Usha Gowrishetty

9/17/2021
You don't truly understand a concept if you can't teach it to a 12-year old kid. It's important to teach children about coding because these young minds bring fresh solutions to the community. The show's guests today are Srini & Usha Gowrishetty, the yin-yang couple behind Bitsy Bytesy, an excellent platform for teaching kids to code by developing their problem-solving skills. In this episode, Srini & Usha talk with Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen about how giving the youth the power of...

Duration:01:05:24

Tragic Optimism Vs. Toxic Positivity

9/13/2021
With the rise of social media, toxic positivity is slowly turning into a worrying trend. It is when someone uses a famous quote without really understanding the context of the quote. They use it because of that herd mentality. They don't make their own decisions. They see what is popular, and they follow. People need to be more in touch with themselves, especially today. Join your hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, for a discussion about toxic positivity. Stop with the spiritual...

Duration:01:06:13

Breathing Through The Trauma Of 9/11 To Enjoy Life With Kushal Choksi

9/10/2021
How does one process trauma and grief? How can one person rise above the trauma of 9/11? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel sit down and have a heartfelt discussion with author, entrepreneur, and chocolatier, Kushal Choksi. Kushal talks about his experiences dealing with the loss and grief of 9/11 and the resilience of the human soul. Overcoming it, he then discusses the intimate connection between the breath and the mind and the secrets in our breath. Kushal also highlights...

Duration:01:03:08

Emotional Numbness and Giving Ourselves Room to Grieve

9/6/2021
With the many challenges we face daily, you may think that emotional numbness is the best response to pain. It isn’t. In this episode, we talk about better ways to cope. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen sit down and talk about emotions and how we suppress these, often to our own detriment. We hear about how emotions affect our lifespan, media’s effect on us, and the effects the climate crisis and COVID has had on us all. Tune in for an insightful conversation as only Jason and Whitney can...

Duration:01:04:14

Feeling At Home Within Yourself With Amber Fortier

9/3/2021
Feeling at home within yourself is a lifelong journey. It’s not easy to get there but once you do, it’s very comforting. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen’s guest in this episode is Amber Fortier, the Founder of Embody Me. Amber is passionate about helping women embody the best versions of themselves so they can live the life they always dreamed of. She joins Jason and Whitney in this conversation about how you need to know with certainty that you always have your back. You need to love the...

Duration:01:16:13

Fear Of Rest In Our Hustle Culture

8/30/2021
With social media and influencer culture, it's easy to think that everyone is constantly on the grind and that you should be keeping up. Hustle culture seems more like an evolved form of peer pressure that results in rest shame and, eventually, burnout. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen confront how the millennial concept of hustle culture impacts their own personal and professional careers. Years and years of self-worth being anchored on external validation has most of us...

Duration:01:13:51

Fame Isn’t Everything: The Pressure To Be A Good Artist And Content Creator With Brittany Darby

8/27/2021
Social media has made it so easy for anyone to be viral. With apps like TikTok, there is so much content that it's hard to find the good ones. Everyone thinks they can be a star, but if you're doing what you're doing for fame instead of the art, then it's going to be difficult to succeed. People need to have the motivation to understand that not everything has to go viral. Join your hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen and their guest, Brittany Darby, on what it takes to be a content...

Duration:01:20:37

Is The Climate Doomed Or Is There Hope?

8/25/2021
Climate change has been an ongoing crisis for the world until now. Coupled with the fact that we’re still in a pandemic and have many human rights issues, many of us might be overwhelmed and drained. Where do we go from here? We know we can make a difference, but sometimes, we choose the easier road because it’s more convenient. Join your hosts Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen as they discuss their responses and opinions regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Jason...

Duration:00:53:49

The Lingering Emotional Toll Of The Pandemic

8/23/2021
The pandemic has caused much disarray in the lives of many. But aside from physical and financial damage, the psychological and emotional toll it’s taken on everybody might be the one that impairs us in the long term. Join Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel as they dive deep and dissect the impact of COVID anxiety in their personal lives. They give their perspective on the different views on the vaccine and how they manage political differences within their own social circles. They also go...

Duration:01:07:10

How To Have The Sex You Want

8/20/2021
People can have many hang-ups when it comes to intimacy and sex. But you can have the sex you want, as long as you’re open and willing to explore with your partner. In this episode, we tackle sexual intimacy and the joy of connection as our hosts, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen, sit down for a chat with Susan Bratton, a renowned intimacy expert. Susan discusses how intimacy, love and sexuality are linked and talks about technology’s impact on sex. We also get to learn some practical...

Duration:01:19:20

Reality As We Know It - Stranger Than Fiction?

8/18/2021
Simulation theory is the theory that we are all living in a simulation. There is a higher being that is controlling us like "The Sims" and we have no control of our ethics and free will. What if we are living in a multiverse? What if the matrix is real? Famous great minds like Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson mostly believe in it. Join your hosts Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen as they take a deep dive into discovering what's real. Embrace science fiction and ask what if the universe...

Duration:00:58:15

How To Plan For End-Of-Life And Why You'll Be Happy If You Did

8/16/2021
Trigger warning: this episode addresses sudden death and suicide ideation. Preparing your last will is one of the best things you can do for the loved ones you’ll leave behind. That’s why you need to be proactive about end-of-life planning. In this episode, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen discuss how sudden death can be. If you don’t plan ahead with your documents, insurance, and Last Will, your family will experience great difficulty. They will have to try and figure out where your...

Duration:00:56:12

Money Emotions: Deep Questions To Evaluate Budgets And Financial Risks With Jesse Mecham

8/13/2021
Do you feel content with your money? If not, then maybe you should evaluate budgets based on your why. When you align your money to your values, that’s where you feel peace. This episode’s guest is Jesse Mecham, the Founder of You Need A Budget. Jesse discusses with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen how the toughest part of money management is figuring out what you value. They break down some of the deep questions you need to evaluate budgets as well as financial risks. Jesse also shares...

Duration:01:18:07

To Regret Or Not To Regret? Why It's Not Worth Feeling Ashamed

8/11/2021
To regret or not to regret? The best thing you can do right now is to be kind to yourself. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about their past mistakes. Is it worth it to beat yourself up because of past decisions? In the end, pain and suffering can be wonderful teachers. You may not have made the best choices, but as long as you know in your heart that you did the best you can with the choices you had, keep moving forward! Tune in and work your way to freedom from...

Duration:01:09:46

Does Our Agenda And Impatience Prevent Us From Feeling Better?

8/9/2021
Right now, there is this huge debate among people to either take the COVID-19 vaccine or not. Some people refuse to protect themselves and their loved ones because of their egos. They think that it's limiting their freedom in some way. Then there are those people who genuinely believe that it's too risky to take the vaccine at this moment. Whether you take it or not, it is best to reserve any judgment on others. It might be a personal decision or something else. Everyone has their own...

Duration:01:07:50

Finding Your Identity Through The Noise And Conversations On Music, Cultural Appropriation, And Racism With Kitten Kuroi

8/6/2021
Finding your identity as an artist in the contemporary music scene is a unique challenge that none of our predecessors had experienced before. Before, artists had a deeper connection with the music they were making. The barriers to entry in music have gone way down since social media became a dominant cultural phenomenon, making it easier for artists to put their work out there for people to consume. However, there is also this pull to sound like everyone else. Amid all this noise, Kitten...

Duration:01:46:45

You Don't Have To Be Perfect, You Just Have To Mean It

8/4/2021
Humans have a tendency to obsess over perfection. We all want to be perfect, whether it’s in daily conversation or something else. We worry over misunderstandings and inefficient communications so much that we have resorted to abbreviations and shorthand to get our points across. Yet what if this same obsession is causing us to lose touch with ourselves, with our spirits? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss our dependence on emojis and memetics, while looking into what we lose when we...

Duration:01:07:32