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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October 21, 2020 72 min

Nostalgia can be uncomfortable, but it is worthwhile to sometimes take a walk down the memory lane and reflect on how our past experiences have shaped who we are today. For both Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel, visiting home evokes a stream of childhood and high school memories – the good and the bad, the uplifting and the humiliating, the comforting and the traumatic. Join them as they share some of these memories and how they ...

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With how crazy the world is, we sometimes just can’t help but crave anything light-hearted—something that will take our mind away from the things happening right now. One of the things that have been on many people’s mouths lately is the new feel-good Netflix series, Emily in Paris. In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel reflect on the reception of these light-hearted shows, their ripple effect, and to an extent, the c...

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Before you can influence others, self-acceptance is the first thing you need to accomplish. Liberation guide, KaRonna Lynn, joins Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen this episode to shed some truth on what it truly means to accept and liberate oneself. She explains the origins and meaning behind body positivity and gives insight into social media influencers within the body acceptance circle. Learn what subliminal messaging is and t...

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October 14, 2020 74 min

With a lot of people talking about burnout, it seems like the buzzword for 2020. And yet almost every single year towards the end of the year, we can't wait for the year to get over because it was that bad. On today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen take a closer look at burnout and share the ten signs of this condition and what you can do to combat it.


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Nowadays, receiving a few emails from random people who seem to want something from you is not unusual. These emails make it sound like there is something in it for you, luring you with offers of quick fixes, fame, and even money from winning in online lotteries when all they really are methods to cheat the system to get you to buy their product, avail of their services, or become a follower or a subscriber. On today’s show, Jason ...

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Boundaries are one of the tricky parts of a relationship, but setting them for your comfort is necessary. To explain the essence of boundaries, Shannon Corn, a Clinical Therapist at Waterford Counseling and Psychological Services, joins Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen this episode. She starts off by defining the difference between a boundary and a preference. Listen in as she shares her knowledge on how to deal with boundaries f...

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About 450 million people worldwide live with consistent mental health disorders, which are among the leading causes of ill-health, disability, and mortality worldwide. Dedicating this episode to not only celebrate but educate as well, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen go in-depth about mental health this World Mental Health Day 2020. They talk about the importance of having a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, highlighting...

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Did the search query, “podcast farts” bring you here? Believe it or not, there might be a decent chance that it did. While sifting through search queries in their Google Analytics, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen found out that people are somehow finding their way to their website while typing in the search queries, “podcast farts” and “episode fart”. Whatever it is they were looking for, it shows that you’ll never really know w...

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There are times when content creators are criticized because people don’t know the amount of work that goes on in the background. Writer and Comedian Jason Horton joins in to shed some light on the identity and existential crises content creators go through in their careers. He explains the grind that needs to happen to be successful in a very competitive field. Jason also shares some tips and practices when it comes to distributin...

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An exposé of how technology giants have manipulated the human psychology to influence how we behave, Netflix's new documentary, The Social Dilemma, is raising eyebrows and concerns from many people from all walks of life. On today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen share their insights on the documentary and how it’s examining the role of social media and technology in our lives, and how much things have changed in the ...

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Getting out of the house and away from home gives you the opportunity to reflect on your life, and what better way to do that than road trips! On today’s podcast, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about the preparation and planning that goes into a road trip with the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. From food and supplies to cool, innovative gadgets, discover what you need to bring to make your trip much more pleasurable an...

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In many ways, life is like a road trip – a constant transition to somewhere else, sometimes stopping, but always moving forward to the next destination. In this episode Jason Wrobel catches up with Whitney Lauritsen and their mutual friend, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, just after Whitney and Mai-ly concluded a life-changing, 10-day, cross-country trip that led them to many realizations. Being in a time of transition in their careers, the...

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At a time that is considered as one of the most challenging chapters of modern human history, isn’t it fascinating to think that CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has become the first human being to cross the $200 billion mark in his personal net worth? Extracting this very uncomfortable conversation, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen guide us into a discussion around money. They take us from a macro to a micro perspective ab...

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Are you feeling anxious, angry, triggered? Take comfort in the knowledge that all emotions, good or bad, are of temporal nature and they would soon leave us as easily as they came if we learn how to honor their presence. Join Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen in another uncomfortable conversation where they share their thoughts on the temporal nature of emotion, suffering amnesia, what we can learn from Chadwick Boseman’s death, t...

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In this episode, Keisha Greaves, joins Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen as they talk about being at war with your own body when battling a chronic illness as well as striving to raise awareness about the experiences of others also affected. Keisha dives into what she went through as her illness progressed and manifested and how she got through the emotional process of it all. Get to know how she surrendered to the reality of what...

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Just because flying is out of the question at this time doesn’t mean that you can’t still experience the outside world—particularly for this episode, the outdoors. And what else can you do where you remain safe from social contact than camping? In this conversation, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about their upcoming camping trip, sharing their preparations in terms of tent camping and the Tesla camp model as well as their...

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September 14, 2020 82 min

Do you need what you want or do you just want it? Desire is so much a part of being human that we take its nature for granted. From where does it stem? What is its purpose, if any? Does it ultimately drive us to achieve more or is it ultimately the root of all suffering? Like almost everything else that is deeply rooted in our humanity, these questions are some of the most polarizing of all. As if that’s not hard enough to ponder, ...

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What does it mean to be the best version of yourself? In this episode, Jackie Coban, Founder of Table For 9 Coaching, joins Whitney and Jason as they talk about becoming the healthiest version of yourself based on your personality by knowing what that means and what it looks like. Jackie shares the details of her goal to help people develop language to describe who they already are and who they want to be. Learn why taking an onlin...

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As much as the conversation around suicide has been opened significantly in recent years, the public stigma towards persons with suicidal thoughts still persists, especially among celebrities and public figures. On today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen explore this serious subject matter of suicide. Is it preventable? And will talking about it chase away the thought of committing it? Join Jason and Whitney as they take a...

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September 7, 2020 75 min

Does listening to music help you work? One study called The Mozart Effect suggests that listening to Mozart would improve performance. On today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss how music affects our brains and bodies, diving into The Mozart Effect, sound healing, white noise, and many other phenomena cementing the connection between our mental and physical aspects. They also touch on memories of high school teache...

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