This Might Get Uncomfortable

This Might Get Uncomfortable

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... Show More

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March 3, 2021 50 min

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 thi...

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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 fe...

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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...

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We have reached a point in our time where social media has penetrated almost every nook and cranny of our lives. And while many of us adults have lived those days where the online world is almost non-existent, not the same can be said for children now who are born at the peak of it. Diving deep into this topic, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss the horrors and long-term impact of social media on children. In particular, th...

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February 22, 2021 59 min

In a world full of criticisms, judgment, and discrimination, people often feel insecurities and contentment, and it all boils down to hating yourself. As everyone continues to sexualize women, degrade self-worth, and besmirch beauty standards, loving yourself is slowly becoming extinct. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen's discussion goes deep into disregarding the standards imposed on us by society and instead pay more attenti...

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The world we live in today is so focused on success, materialism, and personal disputes that there is almost no space to breathe and actually grow. Luckily for success coach Christine Roberts, her experience living in an RV gave her a brand new perspective in life that changed her as a person. Sitting down with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, she narrates how she attained healing from her childhood trauma by traveling across th...

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One of the biggest contradictions we have now in this day and age is social media. While it has opened up ways for us to connect, it has also managed to heighten the need for outside validation, giving birth to more and more people putting a façade online and faking it. One of the recent documentaries that explore this social dilemma is HBO’s Fake Famous. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen share their reactions and...

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There is something to be said about platonic relationships that often outweigh romantic relationships. In our evolving world, more and more are starting to value friendships in partnerships more than the trappings of sex and romance. In this episode, Jason Wroble and Whitney Lauritsen dive deep into these non-traditional relationships, finding their inspiration from an article in The Atlantic titled “What If Friendship, Not Marriag...

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In our busy and noisy world, many people forget how to look within and become agents of inspiration and change. By expressing from the heart, even the things we consider impossible can finally become possible. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen sit down with Ibrahim Sharkas to discover how letting out all the emotions and thoughts deep within the heart is key in achieving peace and unity in a world too focused on not-enoughness, po...

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Elon Musk is more than just a businessman; he is also an ambitious man with a limitless desire to contribute to the survival of human consciousness. After Whitney Lauritsen attended an online event through the Clubhouse app, where Elon appeared with Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev, she became curious about the man's uber futuristic plans. Together with Jason Wrobel, they discuss how an influential figure like Elon can strongly impact ...

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In today's age of data and information, our ideas of success are measured mainly by numbers, from social media followers, bank account status, and current weight. And since these numbers are truly powerful despite their fluctuating nature, they can control our thoughts and push us to have this addiction to validation. Jason Wrobel shares his recent panic attacks caused by discontentment with his career and investments and how h...

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Mindfulness suffers when we get too busy filling up bank accounts, managing a business, or taking care of loved ones. If you’re not unplugging yourself from your hectic and loaded world, you will eventually get out of touch with everything. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk with Tara Stiles to discuss how taking a step back, going for some rest, and slowing down a bit is an effective strategy to discover a better version of y...

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February 3, 2021 46 min

Is it really possible to be motivated by something other than money, material objects or any other tangible outcome? Is there such a thing as sustainable motivation? It’s almost a cliché to say that we need to be motivated by the process of creation instead of the outcomes of that process, but it’s also almost too hard to extricate ourselves from the material aspects of success. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen spend this episode...

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Understanding willpower is one of the things we sometimes take for granted, so much so that it is considered as if a supernatural force. If left unchecked, it can affect addictive tendencies, lead to a judgmental attitude, and make the body unhealthy. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dissect how willpower plays a role in our lives, discussing how a simple change in habits, becoming self-aware with our current situation, and adopt...

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We love to think that society has moved significantly forward in terms of gender diversity and inclusion, but there is still so much to work on for us and future generations. From “gender reveals” to gendered clothing to the historically unfortunate way the English language uses pronouns, a lot of aspects of contemporary culture are still rooted in binary assumptions. In response to popular demand, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobe...

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Is it really possible to be honest about your opinions and without being judgmental? Could it be possible that we are inherently judgmental? When you think about it, being totally non-judgmental about things is impossible unless we live in a homogenous society, which we don’t. That is why sometimes it can be triggering to hear someone call you out for being judgmental when as far as you are concerned, you were merely being honest a...

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All of us have dreams. What separates those who achieved them and those who don’t is their ability to believe in themselves, to reach forward. Yet, even before starting the journey towards our goals, so many stop themselves through self-sabotage. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dive deep into one of the biggest culprits that keep people from living the life they want. They break down the reasons why people self-sabotage, going d...

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“Adulting be like…” You can almost think of an unlimited number of possible phrases to add to this phrase, ranging from the mildly amusing to the terribly depressing. But if you’re a young adult, you would (for better or for worse) be very conscious of how difficult and interesting it is to emerge from the cocoon in these uncertain times. This is what creative entrepreneur and mindset coach Katina Mountanos beautifully captures in ...

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Humanity has achieved so much by doing things differently every now and then, and doing more things differently is what’s going to ensure its survival moving forward. It’s paradoxical that while this might seem like a no-brainer, many humans do, on the other hand, feel absolutely uncomfortable with things being done differently from what they expected. It’s as if every time an innovation comes to the fore, it encounters resistance ...

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January 18, 2021 48 min

Have you ever felt like being pushed to ride the train on something and yet be pulled inward out of fear of failing? In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen share their experience of being stuck in this uncomfortable space between the fear of missing out and uncertainty when it comes to investing money. At a certain point in your life, you will encounter this challenge. On the one hand, there is this urge to do somethin...

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