This Might Get Uncomfortable

This Might Get Uncomfortable

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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May 23, 2022 50 min

Are we doing enough to help the planet? Is the responsibility on us to save the world from the climate crisis? What more can we do? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen dives deep into the topic featuring articles that tackle environmental responsibility, begging the question of whether it is up to the individual or are there bigger powers at play? Join Whitney as she also shares her challenges and learnings while studying the climat...

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Everyone undergoes a grieving process at some point in their lives. It is usually associated with losing a loved one and can come in the most unusual and unexpected forms. For some people, they experience major breakdowns because of a failing career or a pet passing away. Therefore, one must know how to break away from the typical ways grief is supposed to be addressed. Joining Whitney Lauritsen is Victoria Volk of The Unleashed He...

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For women, thinking about going on a solo trip can be intimidating. You have to consider the aspect of being alone and, at the same time, being a woman in a world that can sometimes be unkind. So how do you prepare? Join host Whitney Lauritsen as she shares her travel preparation before a long trip. Do you need a tracking device that will help you and your family locate you when there is no signal? Do you find it hard to relieve yo...

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No matter how bad things get in life, the power of hope can drive you to build a better life. Whitney Lauritsen chats with Cynthia Jones, the founder of Royalty Mindset. Cynthia is on a mission to motivate women entrepreneurs to live the life they desire, no matter their circumstances. She believes that the key is to have a big vision that’s a little bigger than yourself. Then, backtrack until you can take practical steps daily to ...

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May 9, 2022 46 min

A lot of people struggle with how society sees them. Beauty is power, and if you don't conform to what society thinks is beautiful, you'll be seen as weak. This whole mindset is just wrong. Embrace who you naturally are. Let go of the wheel a little bit and just be yourself. Remember you'll be more remembered for your personality and how you show up versus how you look. Join Whitney Lauritsen as she dives into the topic...

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How do you turn social anxiety into confidence and connection? Whitney Lauritsen chats with author and coach Marcus Bales. He shares his journey from being a socially anxious child to an award-winning professional speaker. Join the conversation as Marcus provides hard-fought wisdom for those who struggle with similar social situations and self-doubt. Believe it or not, one surefire way of gaining confidence is acting in haunted hou...

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May 2, 2022 65 min

The world is evolving fast. And whether you like it or not, web3 is moving us to the next phase of the Internet. So before we get left behind in the dark, let us get to know web3 and how it is redefining community. In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen helps us understand this world along with social tokens and the future of content. She dives deep into what web3 means and shares the crypto she uses that is geared for creative communi...

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“Disconnection is symptomatic of modern life, but not necessary.” This is a beautiful quote from the guest in this episode, Dr. Stacy Berman. It calls for a number of reflections on the ways we connect in this chaotic world—even if sometimes, all we want is to do the opposite. Through our quest for connection, how much of ourselves do we show to be liked? Are the methods we’re using to connect disconnecting us instead? In today’s c...

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Every podcaster has a unique podcasting journey. In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen shares hers by answering questions about her background in film and psychology from Emerson College in Boston. She opens up about how the two programs impacted her journey into podcasting and the lessons she’s carried during that transition. Whitney also shares how being the “teacher’s pet” helps her become a better podcaster. She dives deep into he...

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When you make a mistake, it's important to accept yourself for what you did. Show up for yourself despite all your flaws. Everyone has faults; we are human. That's why it's best not to 'should yourself'. Learn how to shift away from this with Whitney Lauritsen and her guest Tammie Bennett. Tammie is a creative entrepreneur, mindset coach, and host of the Show Up Society Podcast. She takes what she has learned to...

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The world of content creation is saturated and potentially toxic if you don't have the right purpose and principles. In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen opens up about her journey of finding clarity, confidence, and self-trust while navigating the industry. She voices her internal struggles and insecurities while socializing with peers and how it impacts her mentally. On the other hand, she shares how she overcame those negative...

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In a society of comparison and fitting into a mold, we need more conversation around stepping outside the box to find joy. Laurel Wilson believes in the saying: “write your vision in pen and your path in pencil.” Life throws unexpected curveballs that move us from our original path, but that doesn’t mean we should give up on our goals. In her chat with Whitney Lauritsen, Laurel shares how she’s teaching these values as a parent to ...

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April 11, 2022 64 min

“Who am I?” In this introspective episode, Whitney Lauritsen goes on a raw and honest journey as she answers questions as a part of a feature from Shoutout LA. Whitney dives deep and uncovers her personal stories and turning points that lead to her recent discoveries on her identity. She also shares the inspiration behind Beyond Measures and opens up about her renewed definition of success. Tune in to learn more about Whitney and t...

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There is much to be said about connecting with people who are going through trauma. Not only do we help them in the process, we also transform our lives with their stories. Today's guest is passionate about doing this. Whitney Lauritsen sits down with David Richman to talk about how we can form deeper connections with ourselves and those in our lives. David shares his transformational journey from an overweight, sedentary smoke...

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There are countless ways women can excel in our society. However, there are just as many ways society hinders women from fitting in and feeling misunderstood. Whitney Lauritsen dives deep into this uncomfortable notion. She shares her learnings from the book Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You by Jenara Nerenberg. Listen in as Whitney tackles this paradigm-shifting study of neurodivergent women with...

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Decluttering is one of the simplest ways to boost your mental and emotional well-being. In this episode, Krista Lockwood gives simple practices and tips that can positively impact your life. She is the Founder of Motherhood Simplified and host of the podcast with the same name. Krista joins Whitney Lauritsen to share that decluttering doesn’t have to mean embracing a minimalist lifestyle. Instead, it’s about removing what overwhelm...

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Meaningful conversations can only take place in a culture of respect and courtesy between people who are capable of seeing their highest ideals in each other. This is a quote that Whitney Lauritsen considers a part of her awakening. With all the unpleasant experiences people around the world are going through today, it can be a challenge to engage in difficult conversations bounded on respect and compassion. Dive into an uncomforta...

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This episode is sponsored by Zencastr. Visit zencastr.com/pricing to try it out for free. And when you're ready to up level, enter the code "wellevatr" to receive 30% off your first 3 months of the Pro plan!

Awareness for mental health has grown, which helps break stigmas and opens up a lot of discussions. But do people truly grasp the debilitating effects of anxiety? According to today's guests, we have a long way t...

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Celebrating birthdays can be a huge pressure, especially for women, because society expects them to look young. Host Whitney Lauritsen talks about her birthday experiences, the paradox of getting older, and her reflections on ageism. When we’re young, we want to grow up as fast as possible because we feel limited based on our age. But now that we’re older, we wish to become young again. It’s a constraining paradox that steals the j...

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This episode is sponsored by Zencastr. Visit zencastr.com/pricing to try it out for free. And when you're ready to up level, enter the code "wellevatr" to receive 30% off your first 3 months of the Pro plan!

Peace is the opposite of discomfort. So how do leaders apply peace to their coaching and team leadership? Joining Whitney Lauritsen to talk about this is Diana Cutaia. Diana is the president/founder of Coaching Peace...

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