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There are many elements in our lives that affect our well-being and there are many ways that we can explore them. 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 Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney has over 13 years of professional experience in the health, wellness, and entertainment industries. She guides you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, and the questions of why we’re here and what we’re doing. Join her each week as she shares her perspectives on wellness and has radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole. 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 minds 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 Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney Lauritsen is a podcast host, social media advisor, and well-being coach. She founded Eco-Vegan Gal in 2008 to share lifestyle practices and product recommendations that improve the quality of body, mind, and planet. Her books include best-seller The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget. As an advocate for high-performance living and mental health, Whitney launched Wellevatr. Passionate about business, Whitney advises creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing strategies that amplify their passions. She regularly coaches, consults, and presents on social media trends, influencer partnerships, and content monetization. A six-year stint teaching workshops at the Apple Store advanced her tech knowledge and experience. She has participated in business programs led by Google, Facebook, and Scripps Network. Recognized by her colleagues as a connector, Whitney has run numerous wellness industry events at YouTube Space, during the Natural Products Expo, and on Clubhouse app. Media appearances include Stossel, HuffPost Live, and The Ultimate Health Podcast. Whitney has contributed to Forks Over Knives, VegNews Magazine, Simple Habit, New Hope Network, iHerb, and Organic Authority. She has spoken at many conferences, summits, and festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Fitness Magazine, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and BlogHer Food. In 2014, she received the Ed Begley Jr. Environmental Activist Award. Whitney minored in psychology while studying film production at Emerson College. She also took classes at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Boston College. Her short films were broadcast on HBO and part of Steven Spielberg’s reality competition “On the Lot”. Before pivoting her career to content creation, she worked as a mentor at the Cannes Film Festival, managed an acclaimed production office, and assisted Rob Reiner’s family. On this podcast, Whitney digs 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 every day. It's time to get to the core of who you truly are!

There are many elements in our lives that affect our well-being and there are many ways that we can explore them. 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 Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney has over 13 years of professional experience in the health, wellness, and entertainment industries. She guides you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, and the questions of why we’re here and what we’re doing. Join her each week as she shares her perspectives on wellness and has radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole. 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 minds 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 Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney Lauritsen is a podcast host, social media advisor, and well-being coach. She founded Eco-Vegan Gal in 2008 to share lifestyle practices and product recommendations that improve the quality of body, mind, and planet. Her books include best-seller The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget. As an advocate for high-performance living and mental health, Whitney launched Wellevatr. Passionate about business, Whitney advises creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing strategies that amplify their passions. She regularly coaches, consults, and presents on social media trends, influencer partnerships, and content monetization. A six-year stint teaching workshops at the Apple Store advanced her tech knowledge and experience. She has participated in business programs led by Google, Facebook, and Scripps Network. Recognized by her colleagues as a connector, Whitney has run numerous wellness industry events at YouTube Space, during the Natural Products Expo, and on Clubhouse app. Media appearances include Stossel, HuffPost Live, and The Ultimate Health Podcast. Whitney has contributed to Forks Over Knives, VegNews Magazine, Simple Habit, New Hope Network, iHerb, and Organic Authority. She has spoken at many conferences, summits, and festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Fitness Magazine, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and BlogHer Food. In 2014, she received the Ed Begley Jr. Environmental Activist Award. Whitney minored in psychology while studying film production at Emerson College. She also took classes at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Boston College. Her short films were broadcast on HBO and part of Steven Spielberg’s reality competition “On the Lot”. Before pivoting her career to content creation, she worked as a mentor at the Cannes Film Festival, managed an acclaimed production office, and assisted Rob Reiner’s family. On this podcast, Whitney digs 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 every day. It's time to get to the core of who you truly are!

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There are many elements in our lives that affect our well-being and there are many ways that we can explore them. 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 Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney has over 13 years of professional experience in the health, wellness, and entertainment industries. She guides you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, and the questions of why we’re here and what we’re doing. Join her each week as she shares her perspectives on wellness and has radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole. 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 minds 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 Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney Lauritsen is a podcast host, social media advisor, and well-being coach. She founded Eco-Vegan Gal in 2008 to share lifestyle practices and product recommendations that improve the quality of body, mind, and planet. Her books include best-seller The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget. As an advocate for high-performance living and mental health, Whitney launched Wellevatr. Passionate about business, Whitney advises creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing strategies that amplify their passions. She regularly coaches, consults, and presents on social media trends, influencer partnerships, and content monetization. A six-year stint teaching workshops at the Apple Store advanced her tech knowledge and experience. She has participated in business programs led by Google, Facebook, and Scripps Network. Recognized by her colleagues as a connector, Whitney has run numerous wellness industry events at YouTube Space, during the Natural Products Expo, and on Clubhouse app. Media appearances include Stossel, HuffPost Live, and The Ultimate Health Podcast. Whitney has contributed to Forks Over Knives, VegNews Magazine, Simple Habit, New Hope Network, iHerb, and Organic Authority. She has spoken at many conferences, summits, and festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Fitness Magazine, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and BlogHer Food. In 2014, she received the Ed Begley Jr. Environmental Activist Award. Whitney minored in psychology while studying film production at Emerson College. She also took classes at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Boston College. Her short films were broadcast on HBO and part of Steven Spielberg’s reality competition “On the Lot”. Before pivoting her career to content creation, she worked as a mentor at the Cannes Film Festival, managed an acclaimed production office, and assisted Rob Reiner’s family. On this podcast, Whitney digs 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 every day. It's time to get to the core of who you truly are!

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Episodes

Drawing From The Difficulty & Enjoying Life Intentionally With Joel Green

8/19/2022
Back when you were, you probably remembered a life full of joy with no worries about the state of the economy. Why do people stop enjoying life when they get older? Is it because people fail to filter their struggles so they just end up hating everything? Or is it because people have the “I can’t” mentality. I can’t do this. I can’t do that. It’s never about having the confidence to just pursue something knowing that you’ll be great. People are unhappy because of all of the above. They need...

Duration:00:59:08

The Power Of Journaling: Self-Reflection And Identifying Self-Worth

8/15/2022
Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR. Every day is a learning opportunity to rediscover yourself and assess the changes that have happened to you over the years. Listen to Whitney Lauritsen as she shares in-depth insights on the power of journaling in identifying self-worth. An old journal is an excellent way to reflect on what you have become and what your thoughts were. Live a life that is...

Duration:00:55:54

The Problem With Problematic: Staying True To Yourself And Respecting Differences With Coach Lee Hopkins

8/12/2022
Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR. We all have our own struggles and different ways of dealing with them. Some of us choose to expose our vulnerability by connecting with others and drawing strength from our relationships. Others face the challenges head-on and without reservations, while the rest of us deal with them on our own. Either way, we will have different experiences with people...

Duration:01:22:22

Traveling To Singapore & Fiji: A Neurodivergent, COVID-Conscious, Vegan Overview

8/8/2022
Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR. Are you fond of traveling? Do you search on the internet for tips and recommendations? Listen to this episode as your host Whitney Lauritsen shares her trip to Singapore and Fiji in a very detailed manner. She dives deep into her flight experience and some tricks to make it worthwhile. She also shares the restaurants she explored and her ultimate...

Duration:01:47:51

From Force To Power: Let Go Of The Ego And Heal With Dr. Robert Ciprian

8/5/2022
Have you gone through so much that you don't have the self-esteem to move forward? Listen as Whitney Lauritsen talks with Dr. Robert Ciprian about letting go of ego so that you can heal profoundly. But what if you can't let go of it? Then, you have to find its purpose and understand it in order to feel its benefits. In this episode, Dr. Robert shares his journey on how he transitioned from a gang member and graffiti artist to a doctor and the learnings he earned along the way. He also shares...

Escaping to The Jungle: What The Costa Rica Retreat Was Like

8/1/2022
Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR. The long-awaited Costa Rica Retreat has arrived! In today’s special solo episode, Whitney Lauritsen details her trip and walks you through her experience with everything from travel, food, accommodation, activities, and more. She shares highlight moments from the trip and the fantastic food that catered to her sensitivities—all thanks to Max and the chef...

Duration:01:18:54

Seeds Of Self-Care: How To Say Yes To Yourself With Roberta Hughes

7/29/2022
How do you start and end your day? Do you have morning or evening rituals? Sometimes, it may feel like many things are going on in your life, and you need to pause and restart. Join your host Whitney Lauritsen as she shares a meaningful conversation with Roberta Hughes about understanding the seeds of self-care so you can say yes to yourself instead of trying to impress everyone else. Roberta shares insights on motherhood, spiritual investments, and addressing anxiety triggers. She...

Duration:01:04:19

Disconnect To Reconnect: Taking Stock Of Life Through A Retreat

7/25/2022
Stepping away from work could be challenging, especially if you have been a workaholic. It seems impossible to break your routine because your goal is to grow professionally. But what if you’re neglecting part of yourself in that process? Join your host Whitney Lauritsen as she shares in-depth insights on how you can disconnect to reconnect through a retreat. It’s called the Sand And Salt Escapes, where it could inspire you to go or to do something similar so you can create special memories....

Duration:00:47:14

Unlearning Restriction & Practicing Self-Acceptance

7/22/2022
Fitness and diet culture is centered around changing your appearance and restricting yourself. But what if it doesn’t have to be that way? Today’s guests promote a method for fitness that revolves around unlearning that restriction and practicing self-acceptance, so you choose and want to move because it feels good for you. Emma and Carla Papas are founders of The Merrymaker Sisters and MerryBody Online Yoga, Pilates, and Meditation Studio. Their MerryBody Method for exercise combines...

Duration:01:16:26

Signs Of Self Neglect (Or Just A Dream?)

7/18/2022
Dreams range from simply unique to extremely bizarre. They are hard to explain most of the time, and tons of dream interpretations try to make sense of this unusual phenomenon. Whitney Lauritsen opens up about her fair share of disturbing dreams of neglected animals and being forgetful. Citing several resources online, she discusses the possible meanings and symbolisms of dreaming about dying pets, hungry animals, and misplaced possessions. Whitney tries to connect these explanations to her...

Duration:00:50:03

The Things We Can't Afford To Accept With Charles Mitchell And Dr. Daryl L. Jones

7/15/2022
Why can't we all just get along? We often hear the phrase "just like kids in a sandbox," where you meet someone new, and in five minutes, you feel like you've been best friends forever. But sadly, circumstances in our lives make us forget who we were and how we were when we were young. And worst is when we are haunted by our childhood experiences, leading us to withdraw from society and detach ourselves from people who can truly be our best friends. We blame our differences for how we...

Duration:00:41:38

Traveling With An Invisible Disability

7/11/2022
The planning and preparation for traveling via plane come with their challenges. These are only amplified when you’re also dealing with an invisible disability. In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen opens up about how she’s navigating her neurodivergence in the context of travel. Whitney will be flying out for the first time since 2019. With all the self-discovery and new things she’s learned about herself since then, plus the new rules surrounding flights due to the pandemic, she will be...

Duration:01:21:00

The Life-Giving Outcomes Of Frugality With Jill Sirianni

7/8/2022
Changes in the economy are forcing a lot of us into frugality. But what if there are more benefits to cutting down on our finances than just saving money? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen chats with natural-born frugalista Jill Sirianni on the many life-giving outcomes of living well below your means. Jill is a licensed clinical social worker and co-host of the Frugal Friends Podcast. Her frugal lifestyle started when she got into RV living as a means to cut costs and pay off her student...

Duration:01:09:58

The Expense Of Visibility: The Consequences Of Fitting In

7/4/2022
What is the cost of visibility online? With the power of social media, everyone wants to be visible and they would go to extreme lengths just to be seen. Women who think they are not up to the beauty standard would go to TikTok just to laugh at themselves. All of that just to be seen. It's crazy because you don't have to care about how you look. Everyone has different perceptions of beauty. Join Whitney Lauritsen as she shares more about the cons of wanting to be visible. Learn the...

Duration:01:07:19

Do You Need A Soulbbatical? With Shelley Paxton

7/1/2022
Sometimes in life, we feel unfulfilled, especially when we're living someone else’s dream and just ticking things off that we think we're supposed to be doing. Stop living success-empty and start living success-full. Today, Whitney Lauritsen is joined by transformational coach and author Shelley Paxton. Shelley was a former Chief Marketing Officer at Harley-Davidson. Finding herself at the top of her career but never feeling any of the success led her on her “soulbbatical” journey. Shelley...

Duration:01:07:00

Can We End This Performance?

6/27/2022
You’ve probably heard of the word “performative,” but how exactly does it manifest in our lives today? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen reflects on the “performance” people put up online or elsewhere and how it affects how we live our lives. From social media, content creation, and even in our diets, striving to put on a show or follow certain rules to match expectations has its downsides. Whitney highlights the positive outcomes of the opposite—just doing and creating what feels right for...

Duration:01:35:22

Ways To Invite More Fun Into Your Life Fun Expert Michael Rucker, Ph.D

6/24/2022
Does having fun equal happiness? How can you invite more fun into your life, and why do you need to? Here to answer all these questions is Michael Rucker, Ph.D. Mike, aka the Fun Expert, is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He joins host Whitney Lauritsen to discuss and explain the challenges in “chasing” happiness and when it starts being problematic. Mike also dissects the concept relative to...

Duration:00:56:46

Removing The Shame From "Poor" Communication

6/20/2022
Many times, people tend to be wary of how others think of them and how they are perceived. And this is because of how they communicate and deliver information. This results in people feeling ashamed when they cannot communicate in a way that is expected of them. We all want to be socially accepted. That is why Whitney Lauritsen discusses why effective communication is essential. We need to identify and accept that some different barriers and challenges come with it. Let us remove the shame...

Duration:01:04:47

Decolonizing The Mind And Reclaiming Wellness With Jovanka Ciares

6/17/2022
Because of unbalanced society standards, wellness has been dominated and almost became exclusive to white people. This must never be the case, and reclaiming wellness to become accessible to all has been the center of Jovanka Ciares’ crusade. This integrative herbalist and executive health coach joins Whitney Lauritsen to share about her education initiative that gives the minority access to proper wellness knowledge. Jovanka explains the work needed in raising awareness on plant-based...

Duration:01:05:06

Giving Yourself Time To Recover

6/13/2022
Why is it that when you call in sick for work, you tend to try your best to recover as quickly as possible? People don't allow themselves to recover from all the stress. That can be stress from work or even just social stress. Being around people takes a lot of energy and can really drain a person. People need to give themselves time to recover. They need to find fluidity in their schedule so that they can perform even better. Join Whitney Lauritsen as she shares how her...

Duration:00:50:51