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Episode 2: Elana Lyn Gross On Her Career Change Journey

Drama-Free Healthy Living With Jess Cording

Release Date: 04/08/2019

Episode 141: Emotional Eating Expert Tricia Nelson show art Episode 141: Emotional Eating Expert Tricia Nelson

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In this episode I’m speaking with Tricia Nelson, an internationally acclaimed author, transformational speaker, and Emotional Eating Expert. She lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating and has spent over thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality. Tricia is the Founder of , author of the #1 bestselling book, and host of the popular podcast, . Additionally, Tricia is a TEDx speaker, a highly regarded coach, and has been featured on The List, NBC, CBS, KTLA, FOX and Discovery Health.    There so many...

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Episode 140 My Favorite Clean Beauty Products show art Episode 140 My Favorite Clean Beauty Products

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In this solo episode I share how I got interested in clean beauty (and what the heck that term means) and share some of my very favorite products. A few of the brands I mention are:   Crunchi ( check out my shop: ) Beautycounter ( —I almost always order from my sister, linked here, but you probably know at least one Beautycounter consultant) Cocokind () Native ( )    For more healthy food and lifestyle content and special deals delivered right to your inbox, sign up for my newsletter and enjoy a free guide to flexible meal planning as a thank-you for signing up. () 

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Episode 139: Spiritual Mixtape Founder Daisy Mack show art Episode 139: Spiritual Mixtape Founder Daisy Mack

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As a career changer, I sincerely love speaking with other career changers and learning from their experience. Because of this, I’m especially excited to speak with Daisy Mack, a breath work and stress management expert, certified integrative nutrition health coach and yoga teacher. Daisy helps people struggling with chronic stress build a personalized self-care protocol that supports and lifts them above their challenges. Prior to moving into wellness, Daisy spent 15 years working in the music industry, first as an agent and then as a North American VP for an entertainment conglomerate....

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Episode 138: Pilates Instructor and Educator Linda Farrell show art Episode 138: Pilates Instructor and Educator Linda Farrell

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I've often talked about how much I love Pilates. While I don't teach a lot right now I still have my own practice that's been so helpful for my mental and physical health. I’m thrilled to be bringing you a conversation with Linda Farrell, who trained not just me but hundreds of other instructors. In this episode, we talk about how she found this amazing exercise regimen and how it can help you support your mind and body. We also get an eagle-eye view of how life has brought her to this workout trend personally.   This will also give you perspectives on not only Pilates, but also...

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Episode 137: Little Game Changers: Hanger Management show art Episode 137: Little Game Changers: Hanger Management

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Have you ever experienced moments of hunger and anger combined, known affectionately as hanger?    In this episode of my Little Game Changers podcast series, I’m sharing tips on how you can eat to support stable blood sugar and your emotional and physical well-being, while also enjoying foods which satisfy you and your cravings. I hope you come away with some helpful suggestions on how to best fill your plate with foods that fuel your body healthfully!   Want to learn more about other game changers I depend on for healthy living? Check out my book   and reach out to me...

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Episode 136: Seemore Meats & Veggies Founder Cara Nicoletti show art Episode 136: Seemore Meats & Veggies Founder Cara Nicoletti

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I love having conversations with people who create things and bring about change, so I’m especially happy to share my interview with Cara Nicoletti! Cara is the Founder & CEO of , a women-owned meat company that makes sausages with fresh veggies and humanely raised meat.   Cara is a fourth generation butcher, winner of The Food Network’s Chopped, television host of VICE Munchies’ The Hangover Show and Open Fire, and author of literary cookbook, Voracious. She grew up working at her family’s butcher shop in Boston, and took up the family trade working in top restaurants and butcher...

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Episode 135: Announcing my new book, The Farewell Tour show art Episode 135: Announcing my new book, The Farewell Tour

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Caregivers. Literally the word reflects how they “give”-but what about what they need to take? If you’ve ever been in a caregiving role, you know the self-care struggle is real.    After months of waiting to share this with you, I am thrilled to announce my upcoming book, The Farewell Tour: A Caregiver’s Guide to Stress Management, Sane Nutrition, and Better Sleep (Viva Editions, October 2022).    Inspired by my family’s experience caring for my father after his diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer (an experience which he, a music industry veteran, called his...

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Episode 134: Science Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling AuthorMax Lugavere show art Episode 134: Science Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling AuthorMax Lugavere

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I am so excited to be able to share this episode with you. I’m chatting with Max Lugavere, a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, now published in 10 languages around the globe. Max’s sophomore book, also a best-seller, is called The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. Max is also the host of a leading health and wellness podcast, titled The Genius Life.   Max appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the...

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Episode 133: Freshly CEO Anna Fabrega show art Episode 133: Freshly CEO Anna Fabrega

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In this episode I chat with Anna Fabrega, the CEO of . I also answer a listener question about how much protein you need.  I’m so excited to share this episode with you because we’re talking about one of my favorite topics: making healthiery eating more accessible.  We talk about debunking the myths of healthy eating being costly and providing food without comfort or taste. Fabrega shares her thoughts oon making healthy eating more than doable, but also enjoyable and affordable.  In this podcast interview, we discuss the company’s mission to not only will we break down the...

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Episode 143: Little Game Changer: Set Aside Worry Time show art Episode 143: Little Game Changer: Set Aside Worry Time

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Worry has often been my resting state, so I can relate to others who also find themselves worrying a lot. Thankfully though, there is hope for us! As I share in this episode, allowing yourself time to worry every day can go a long way in giving your mind and body the respite it needs from the negative and spiraling thoughts worrying creates.   Want to learn more about some of my favorite tips for managing stress and anxiety? Check out my book where I dive into life hacks that have positively changed the lives of many! You can also connect with me via , , and .

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Learning to assert oneself isn’t always an easy process. Whether it’s taking a leap of faith by leaving one career behind for another or learning to pursue a personal goal, going after what you want is a skill many of us develop only over time. In today’s podcast, I’m chatting with prolific writer and journalist Elana Lyn Gross, whose accomplishments are extensive and varied. Speaking with her provided me with great insight into the importance of looking forward and not stopping until a goal is accomplished.
Here are some of my takeaways from our conversation:
·       Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want or need. While this might seem risky (especially in the professional arena), it’s a great way to assert yourself and give agency to your goals.
·       “Work hard and be nice” is a mantra we should live by. Never undervalue the importance of collaboration with others.
·       Healthy living means focusing on your physical and emotional health however works best for you. Whether it’s working out regularly, going to bed early, meditating, or even taking a break from your to-do list to get dinner with a friend or watch a movie, it’s important to make time for both your emotional and physical well-being.
Elana is full of wonderful advice and suggestions, and I hope you enjoy listening to her story and learning from her experience. Of the many astute observations she made during out chat, this one stands out: “You’re one workout away from a better mood!” How true is that? No matter what you choose to do to relieve stress, there’s something incredibly cathartic about sweating it out for a bit.
Elana is a freelance journalist, Forbes contributor, and student at Columbia Journalism School. Her writing has been published in Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, TIME, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, USA Today, Mashable, The Huffington Post, Delish, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Women's Day, Good Housekeeping, Allure, Women's Health, Teen Vogue, Redbook, Men's Health, Runner's World, POPSUGAR, Refinery29, Brit + Co, Well+Good, Thrive Global, The Muse, and additional publications. She specializes in business journalism, but has covered an array of topics from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout routine to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement. When she is not writing, you’re likely to find her running, biking, walking, or petting dogs in Central Park.
You can connect with Elana via her website, on Twitter and Instagram.