Inner Warmup

Inner Warmup

This podcast is where your inner work begins. Each season, we skip the small talk and get straight into: nuanced conversations about self-care and inner work where you’ll feel understood instead of overlooked, practices you can try as soon as the episode ends, and reflective prompts that connect you and your experience to the conversation.

Episodes

June 16, 2024 43 mins

Are you open to the idea of moving as an adult? - In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by Krissie McMenamin to tell the tale of her adventurous cross-country journey, and how she embraced vulnerability and change to form deeper connections. Together they explore the ways our bodies and minds respond to new environments and tips for building friendships beyond the surface level.

Whether you’ve recently moved, are planning to...

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In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by Marché Pleshette, a leadership and transition coach. Together they nerd out on one of Taylor’s favorite topics - organizational change! From the predictable change journey to how you can navigate it as an employee or leader. This episode explores:

  • the impact of change on well-being
  • the human aspect of navigating through change
  • the importance of communication, empathy, and celebratio...
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To be or not to be a mother? In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by Ruby Warrington, author of “Women Without Kids” to discuss society’s greatest expectation of women - motherhood. Taylor candidly shares her personal journey, reflecting on societal pressures and assumptions about motherhood, while Ruby shares valuable advice on:

  • owning the decision not to have kids
  • finding supportive communities
  • promoting meaningful conv...
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In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by Alisha Robertson. Alisha opens up about her journey from entrepreneurship to a 9 - 5 to being laid off. As someone who’s experience a rollercoaster of career-related emotions, Alisha highlights the importance of learning from past experiences to cultivate resilience. This episode gets real about:

  • the impact of work culture on personal well-being
  • the struggle with identity tied to a...
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May 19, 2024 42 mins

If you’ve ever caught yourself mid-scroll and thought, “Do I need to quit social media?” This episode is for you. Taylor’s joined by her friend and business bestie, Amelia Hruby, PhD. Together, they explore:

  • the societal expectations of social media
  • the mental health impacts of navigating personal and business relationships on social media
  • What happens when you quit social media

Even if quitting social media isn’t in ...

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May 12, 2024 41 mins

Let’s talk about the D word. In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by Kimberly A. Cook, Esq. founder of Grown Girl Divorce. Together they dig in to:

  • the signs that its time to consider a divorce
  • navigating the divorce process with empathy and understanding
  • how divorce impacts mental health and well-being
  • how to offer support to those going through the process.

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Welcome to Season Six of Inner Warmup! In today’s episode, Taylor and guest Mallory Contois come together to discuss the life-changing impact an illness has on someone. Mallory dives into how she navigated her diagnosis at the peak of her career, the support she received, and how cancer transformed the way she showed up in her personal life and career! 


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February 25, 2024 27 mins

In our finale episode, Taylor wraps up the season-long conversation around support. She explores the concept of investing in yourself, and the vehicles to help us get there. As a bonus, she shares three contextualizing questions to guide your self-investment journey.


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In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by Nafasi Ferrell, Founder and Principal Consultant of Narratives Unbound LLC. Taylor and Nafasi look back and look forward to explore the relationship between money and well-being. Nafasi draws on her knowledge as a historian to add context to the generational aspects of building wealth. Then she shares her seven stages for building wealth today. Listen in to feel supported in your per...

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In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by guest, Dr. Hope Mitchell, a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist.  Together, they delve into the skincare questions on your mind: how to know if you need a dermatologist, skin care misconceptions, and the essential aspects of skincare for diverse skin types. And as a bonus, Dr. Hope shares some of her skincare product recs! 

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In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by guest Camesha Jones, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness. Together, they dive into signs you might need therapy, how to find the best therapist for you, and how to navigate a therapist breakup. Wherever you’re at in your mental wellness journey, there’s something for you in this episode. 

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In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by guest Dr. Tina Sacks, an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in Racial Inequities in Health. Taylor and Tina discuss the intersection of systemic barriers and self-advocacy in healthcare for marginalized individuals—and for everyone!—as well as tips for finding a primary care doctor who truly cares. 

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In today’s episode, Taylor is joined by guest Dixie St. John to talk about all things coaching. They delve into the distinctions between coaching and therapy, the ethical considerations of coaching, choosing the best coach, maximizing the coaching experience, and budget-friendly coaching options. Taylor and Dixie also share their personal experiences and tips for those seeking coaching. Tune in to gain valuable advice, whe...

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In today’s episode, Taylor and guest Jessica Wilson, MS, RD,  go deep into the heart of diet culture. We talk about body shame, “healthy” eating, the difference between dietitians and nutritionists, and the importance of finding the right expert depending on your individual needs.  This episode is packed with eye-opening discussion and powerful insights that will leave you questioning the rules you’ve been taught.

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In today’s episode, Taylor and guest Dr. Xuan Zhao takes a dive deep into a topic that affects us all: asking for help. Xuan shares her research on why people struggle to ask for help and the relatable stories that inspired this research. Tune in to explore how community care can unlock moments of social connection and deepen friendships.

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November 26, 2023 17 mins

In today’s season finale, Taylor reflects on the importance of play, hobbies, and leisure in our lives. She shares insights from season four’s guests about how play can teach us about ourselves and the world around us. Taylor also provides a five-step blueprint for finding a hobby and incorporating more play into our daily lives.

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In today’s episode, Taylor and guest Kelsey Kates delve into the importance of playfulness in the workplace. Kelsey shares her own experiences of using props and creativity to engage her team, while Taylor emphasizes the positive impact of playfulness on team dynamics and productivity. They discuss how incorporating playfulness can enhance psychological safety, foster collaboration, and create a more enjoyable work environ...

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In today’s episode, Taylor interviews Natasha Samuel about finding balance between work and play. Natasha shares her experience of transitioning to a shorter work week and prioritizing hobbies such as gardening, ceramics, and learning Spanish. They discuss the lessons learned from pursuing new activities, and the value of finding what works for individual creativity and well-being.

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In today’s episode of Inner Warmup, Taylor interviews Justin Sheils about his journey with improv and the power of embracing hobbies that can't be monetized. Justin shares his experience of trying to monetize his various creative pursuits in the past and how he found freedom and joy in pursuing activities solely for the sake of enjoyment. The conversation highlights the importance of play, reconnecting with our inner child...

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In today’s episode, Taylor talks with guest Julia Seales delve into the themes of passion, work, and personal fulfillment. They discuss the importance of being compensated fairly for one's work and the pressure to monetize hobbies. They also explore the concept of making choices, focusing on one's own path, and being honest with oneself.

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