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Courageous Wellness

By Aly French and Erica Stein

After experiencing a cancer diagnosis in her twenties (Aly) and a sustained 50lb. weight loss and self-love journey (Erica), we created a platform to interview real people about their personal journeys in health and wellness. From physical wellness, to emotional and spiritual, we hear courageous stories and focus on why it is important to share them. We are committed to de-stigmatizing conversations in the wellness space and celebrate the experiences and lessons of our courageous guests.

  1. 1.
    Stephanie Center Talks Mold Exposure, Liver Detox, and How to Advocate for Your Health01/20/2021
    58:06
  2. 2.
    Victoria Albina Discusses Breaking Co-depency, and How the Nervous System Plays a Vital Role in Shifting Patterns and Awareness01/13/2021
    1:19:44
  3. 3.
    Britteny Floyd-Mayo (Trap Yoga Bae!) On Transforming Your life, Starting Over, and Trap Yoga01/06/2021
    59:37
  4. 4.
    Tinamarie Clark Talks Dissecting Shame Responses and Her Shift Stirrer Method12/30/2020
    1:10:53
  5. 5.
    Aly + Erica Share How to Support Yourself with Food Through the New Year12/25/2020
    36:43
  6. 6.
    Dr. Katrina Ubell Talks Yo-Yo Dieting, Emotional Eating, and Weight Loss for Busy Physicians12/23/2020
    1:00:24
  7. 7.
    Doug Bertram of Structural Elements Talks Our Connective Tissue’s Effect on Physical Health, Orthopedic Wellness, and Seeing the Opportunity Over the Obstacle12/16/2020
    1:02:30
  8. 8.
    Maggie Michalczyk, RDN, Shares How She Celebrates Food Creativity and Seasonal Eating, with "Once Upon A Pumpkin"12/09/2020
    46:27
  1. 9.
    Sheron McFarlane, RN, Discusses Reversing a Diabetes Diagnosis and Connecting to Food, Self, and Community Through Gardening12/02/2020
    58:12
  2. 10.
    Aly + Erica Offer Tips to Deal with Stress, Fuel Your Body, and Support Your Gut this Holiday Season11/25/2020
    36:33
  3. 11.
    Jacari Harris Discusses Life in the Foster Care System, Making the Impossible Possible, and Founding Families For All, Inc.11/18/2020
    43:50
  4. 12.
    Kate Crocco Talks Transforming Limiting Beliefs and How to Step into Your Power11/11/2020
    56:41
  5. 13.
    Ruth Elnekave of JOYÀ Discusses The Power of Adaptogens and Embracing the Joy of Food11/04/2020
    48:53
  6. 14.
    Aly & Erica Welcome Guest Erica Galia, of Rooted Beings, to Host a Guided Meditation10/30/2020
    29:26
  7. 15.
    Charlotte Martin Shares Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Recovery and The Importance of Early Detection10/28/2020
    54:11
  8. 16.
    Stephanie Gives Winckler Discusses Rett Syndrome and Honoring her Daughter's Life10/21/2020
    53:21
  9. 17.
    Makenzie Marzluff on Spiritual Awakening, Taking Action, and Heart-Centered Entrepreneurship10/14/2020
    56:50
  10. 18.
    Jeanelly Concepcion Shares Her Journey with Miscarriage and Healing and How She Makes Being Fashionable a Sustainable Act10/07/2020
    54:19
  11. 19.
    Lilly Brice on Māori Practices of Holistic Health and Well-Being09/30/2020
    45:15
  12. 20.
    Aly + Erica Discuss The Differences Between Self Care, Self Soothing and Self Medicating09/25/2020
    38:26
  13. 21.
    Gabrielle Ruiz and Pallavi Sastry Talk Friendship Wellness, Friendship Longevity and What Friends Really Are For!09/23/2020
    59:07
  14. 22.
    Gabrielle Rodman Talks Pelvic Floor Pain, Pelvic Floor Botox Injections and Not Giving Up on Yourself09/16/2020
    1:14:07
  15. 23.
    Robby Barbaro on Mastering Diabetes Through the Power of Fruits and Vegetables09/09/2020
    58:22
  16. 24.
    Tarın Calmeyer Talks Mindset, Healing + Transformation, and Remote Team Wellness09/02/2020
    45:35
  17. 25.
    Aly & Erica Answer Your Health + Wellness Questions!08/28/2020
    46:57
  18. 26.
    Violet Lange Discusses Wellness Practices for Finding Pleasure in Dating, Love and Partnership08/26/2020
    54:04
  19. 27.
    Julianne Vaccaro Talks Somatic Sexology, Sexual Healing, and Awakening the Feminine08/19/2020
    57:54
  20. 28.
    Sloane Elizabeth Talks Food Freedom and Eating with Love and Intuition08/12/2020
    46:45
  21. 29.
    Scientist Dr. Que Collins Explains Deuterium and The Importance of Deuterium Depletion for the Prevention of Chronic Illness and Cancer08/05/2020
    1:04:37
  22. 30.
    Aly & Erica Discuss Effects of Stress on the Body and Simple Digestion Tips07/31/2020
    47:28
  23. 31.
    Stephanie Cowie of StephBStrong Shares her Story of Spinal Chord Injury, Paralysis, and Leading and Living with Hope, Grit and Humor07/29/2020
    49:35
  24. 32.
    Kiley Anderson of Jetson Discusses How to Get a Quality Probiotic and Developing Good Gut Health for the Whole Family07/22/2020
    54:14
  25. 33.
    Richa Gupta on The Importance of Ingredients, Good Food for Good, and Finding Purpose07/15/2020
    52:52
  26. 34.
    Amber Romaniuk Talks Hormone Health and Working Through Disordered Eating07/08/2020
    57:44
  27. 35.
    Rachael Blumberg on PLATEFIT, The Health Benefits of Power Plate Technology, and Not Being Deterred by “No”07/01/2020
    48:19
  28. 36.
    GT Dave Talks Leading with Love and Increasing Vitality Through Living Foods06/24/2020
    59:59
  29. 37.
    Dr. Nagula Talks Doctor to Patient: Recovering From Stage IV Cancer Through a Holistic Mind, Body, and Spirit Approach06/17/2020
    57:54
  30. 38.
    Aly & Erica Discuss White Supremacy in Wellness + Our Continued Mission with Courageous Wellness06/12/2020
    34:45
  31. 39.
    Erin Claire Jones on Human Design and the Science of Understanding Yourself06/10/2020
    54:08
  32. 40.
    Summer Sanders Discusses Living a Plant-Focused Lifestyle, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Loving Your Body While Feeding Your Soul05/27/2020
    1:09:44
  33. 41.
    Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Reversing Type 2 Diabetes, Whole Food Plant Based Living, and How Changing Your Dinner is a Revolutionary Act05/20/2020
    47:43
  34. 42.
    Aly & Erica Talk Our Relationship with Our Bodies, ‘Legalizing' Food, and The True Privilege of Education in Wellness05/13/2020
    53:46
  35. 43.
    Kelly Bloodgood Talks Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Bringing Alternative Healing Treatments to Her Community05/06/2020
    47:24
  36. 44.
    Kensho Health Founders Krista Berlincourt and Danny Steiner Explore Being Your Own Health Advocate and Discuss Making Holistic Healing Modalities Accessible to All04/29/2020
    43:50
  37. 45.
    Dr. Amy Shah Discusses Intermittent Fasting, Eating for Hormonal Balance and Using Life’s Natural Cycles to Optimize Your Health04/22/2020
    52:26
  38. 46.
    Catharine Arnston of EnergyBits on why Spirulina and Chlorella can Change Your Life and Why We Should All Get Passionate About Algae! 04/15/2020
    1:10:33
  39. 47.
    LaToya D, Host of The Analog Girl, Discusses Living with Depersonalization, Healing from PTSD and Managing Anxiety04/08/2020
    52:11
  40. 48.
    Shannon McLay, CEO of The Financial Gym on Facing Your Finances, Ditching Money Shame, and Why Everything is FIXABLE - Even in a Recession04/01/2020
    59:20
  41. 49.
    Aly & Erica Talk Anxiety, Diet, and Daily Routine During a Global Pandemic03/25/2020
    59:40
  42. 50.
    Angela Mavridis On Optimzing Her Health Through an Ancestral Eating Style and Creating TRIBALÍ Foods Through Sourcing Sustainable and Delicious Ingredients03/18/2020
    45:38
  43. 51.
    Grigore Madikians of Gaffer & Child on Skin Care, Self Care and Radiating In the World 03/11/2020
    42:52
  44. 52.
    Aly & Erica Discuss Their Current Relationship with Food, Diet Culture, and Self Care 03/04/2020
    51:53
  45. 53.
    Katie Beecher Talks Medical Intuition, Being a Professional Medical Intuitive, and Tapping into Your Own Intuitive Power02/26/2020
    51:45
  46. 54.
    Cynthia Tice, Founder of Lily’s Sweets, Discusses Giving Up Sugar, Optimal Eating and Integrating Philanthropy and Business02/19/2020
    47:54
  47. 55.
    Your Joyologist, Tricia Huffman, Talks Self Love, Choosing Joy, Living in Integrity, + Giving Up the Word “Should” 02/12/2020
    57:20
  48. 56.
    Robyn Youkilis on Gut Health, Food Freedom, and Why There is No “There” 02/05/2020
    1:06:15
  49. 57.
    Catherine McCord Talks "Smoothie Project: The 28-Day Plan to Feel Happy and Healthy No Matter Your Age" & Easy, Fun, and Affordable Ways to Get Maximum Nutrients01/29/2020
    42:13
  50. 58.
    Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff Jones, Founders of Afro Flow Yoga, Discuss Healing Ancestral Trauma through Music, Movement and Breath01/22/2020
    57:36
  51. 59.
    Alysia Pope Discusses The F-Factor Diet, Creating a Daily Practice, and Finding Yourself in Wellness 01/15/2020
    48:10
  52. 60.
    Elise Museles Shares Her Own Food Story of Restriction and Healing, The Impact of Food and Mood, and Simple Tips to Maximize the New Year 01/08/2020
    49:42
  53. 61.
    Erica & Aly Talk Whole 30 and Finding Balance with Food01/01/2020
    49:38
  54. 62.
    Sand Sisters LA Founders, Tedi and Sonya, Discuss Social Emotional Learning for Tweens and Young Women, and Fighting the Confidence Gap12/18/2019
    58:49
  55. 63.
    Adriaan Zimmerman, Co-Founder of Ned, on Panic Attacks, Natural Botanical Remedies, and CBD 12/11/2019
    59:32
  56. 64.
    Lisa Hirsch-Solomon on Kindness in Business, Fitness Inclusivity, and The Studio MDR 12/04/2019
    55:18
  57. 65.
    Aly & Erica Discuss Mental Health, The Holidays, and IIN Live11/27/2019
    1:02:17
  58. 66.
    Sherry Zhang Talks Genetics and The Food You Should Eat for Your Genes11/20/2019
    49:12
  59. 67.
    Jess Suchan and Ryan Burch of Solo 2.0 Discuss Body Image, Career Hustle, Living Your Passion, and How to Manage the Holiday Season11/13/2019
    1:16:52
  60. 68.
    Kyle Godfrey Ryan Discusses Biotuning, Anxiety, and Accessible Wellness11/06/2019
    50:55
  61. 69.
    Sandy Sitron On Birth Charts, Mercury Retrograde, and Saturn Return10/30/2019
    1:03:46
  62. 70.
    Megan Accardo on Transforming Stress, Powering Your Purpose and Living Authentically 10/23/2019
    48:50
  63. 71.
    Dr. Orbuch and Dr. Stein, Authors of “Beating Endo” Discuss Endometriosis, Whole Body Treatment, and the Trouble with our Healthcare System & Insurance10/16/2019
    1:05:45
  64. 72.
    Mia Lux Talks Humor and Wellness, Being Concious-Ish, and Quitting Sugar10/09/2019
    57:41
  65. 73.
    Dr. Will Cole Gives The Functional Medicine Breakdown, Discusses The Inflammation Spectrum, and Shares His Passion for Patients 10/02/2019
    51:45
  66. 74.
    Candice Puthawala Talks Stress and Disease, Leaving a Successful Career in Fashion, and Beauty Bar Chocolate09/25/2019
    49:54
  67. 75.
    Alexandra Catalano of Eat Cute Discusses Overcoming an Eating Disorder, Giving up Sugar, and Using Food to Heal09/18/2019
    50:47
  68. 76.
    Dorian Morris of Undefined Beauty on CBD Skincare, Destigmatizing Cannabis, and Social Impact 09/11/2019
    45:43
  69. 77.
    Nadine Jane on Astrology, Birth Charts, and Empowerment09/04/2019
    53:34
  70. 78.
    Aly & Erica Discuss The Positivity Charge, Inclusivity and Judgement in Wellness08/28/2019
    53:01
  71. 79.
    Lara Parker Talks Endometriosis, Experiencing Painful Sex, and Sexual Health with ‘Vagina Problems’08/21/2019
    1:00:52
  72. 80.
    Ava Johanna On The Importance of Practice, Finding Your Intuition to Live in Alignment, and Working Through Fear08/14/2019
    56:49
  73. 81.
    Erin Smandych, Culinary Nutrition Expert, Talks Breaking Diet Culture through Mindset and Easy Nutrition Tips08/07/2019
    51:28
  74. 82.
    Allison Evans of Branch Basics on Toxic Chemicals, Healing Chronic Illness, Endocrine Disrupters, and Green Cleaning07/31/2019
    50:33
  75. 83.
    Jordan McCrary of Juices & Berries on Loving Your Whole Self, The Origins of Self Care, and Radical Transformation07/24/2019
    51:04
  76. 84.
    Genevieve Riutort on the West Side Food Bank, Fighting Food Insecurity, and the Importance of Social Services07/17/2019
    59:22
  77. 85.
    Holly Owens of Wellthy Belly Talks Living with Lyme Disease, Bee Venom Therapy, and Eating to Thrive07/10/2019
    57:55
  78. 86.
    Better Booch Founders, Trey and Ashleigh, Discuss Kombucha and its Health Benefits, Career Transitions and Partnership in and out of the Work Place07/03/2019
    54:48
  79. 87.
    Aly and Erica Discuss How They Met, Adult Friendships and Vulnerability06/26/2019
    1:00:54
  80. 88.
    Dr. Sanda Moldovan on Biological Dentistry, Oral Microbiome, & Easy Tips for at Home Oral Core06/19/2019
    44:45
  81. 89.
    Billy Bosch of Iconic Protein Talks Conscious Sourcing, Dairy Protein, and Building a Business 06/12/2019
    49:30
  82. 90.
    Nora Resnick Discusses Dealing with Death, Grief, and Healing06/05/2019
    1:20:44
  83. 91.
    Dr. Britta Bushnell Discusses Human Transformation, Childbirth, Mythology and Moving through Life Transitions05/29/2019
    1:03:28
  84. 92.
    Amrit-Sadhana Khalsa on Transforming Anxiety, Intuitive Eating, and Dealing with Trauma05/22/2019
    1:01:31
  85. 93.
    Rachel Katzman and Stephen Pasterino of P.volve and Cuvée Beauty On Fitness, Haircare, and Partnership05/15/2019
    54:24
  86. 94.
    Clea and Elly Co-Founders of Honey & Be on Intentional Self Care, Facial Rollers, and Friendship05/08/2019
    48:37
  87. 95.
    Arielle Lorre Returns to Discuss Sobriety, Social Media, and Relationship Wellness05/01/2019
    50:37
  88. 96.
    Dr. Joel Kahn on Holistic Cardiology, Plant Based Eating, and Living a Heart Healthy Life04/24/2019
    47:24
  89. 97.
    Catherine McCord Founder of Weelicious and One Potato on Creating Healthy and Delicious Meals and Affordable Shopping Tips04/17/2019
    47:05
  90. 98.
    Kerrigan Behrens Co-Founder of Sagely Naturals on CBD and the Medicine Cabinet Makeover04/10/2019
    44:18
  91. 99.
    Aly & Erica Discuss Cleanses, Body Image and Privilege in Wellness 04/03/2019
    47:31
  92. 100.
    Alicia “Ace” Easter on Yoga Practice, Finding Peace and the Value of Community03/27/2019
    57:51
  93. 101.
    Sharon Brown CEO of Bonafide Provisions talks Healing Illness with Bone Broth, GAPS protocol, and Gut Health03/20/2019
    46:44
  94. 102.
    Rachel Rhee of "The Dimple Life" on Cancer Diagnosis, Creating a Career in Wellness, and Finding Happiness03/13/2019
    49:47
  95. 103.
    Samara Zelniker of Mindfulness Matters On Mindfulness, Leaning In, and Using Your Intuition03/06/2019
    52:42
  96. 104.
    Sarah Norvilas on Acupuncture, Eastern Medicine, Creating Boundaries and Compassion Fatigue02/27/2019
    1:07:38
  97. 105.
    Danika Brysha on Food Freedom, Self Care, and Wellness Rituals02/20/2019
    52:36
  98. 106.
    Addictive Wellness Founders Sage and AnnaBlanca Discuss Superfood Chocolate, The Power of Herbs, and Love!02/13/2019
    56:10
  99. 107.
    Aly and Erica Talk All Things #Whole30 02/06/2019
    1:07:47
  100. 108.
    HelloWellness Founders, Sarah and Jenna, on Creating Community Offline and Being Entreprenuers01/30/2019
    55:00
  101. 109.
    Dr. Rubina Tahir, Co-Founder of the Positivity Charge, On Positive Thinking, Body Image, and Being Bold01/23/2019
    45:04
  102. 110.
    Joseph Corella, Founder of 567 Broadway, on the Healing Power of Dance, Inclusive Fitness, and Living Your Truth01/16/2019
    58:03
  103. 111.
    Leah of Leah’s Plate on Discovering Her Passion, Motherhood, and Creating Delicious and Simple Recipes 01/09/2019
    50:07
  104. 112.
    Robert Yang Talks Gut Health, Stress Management, and How to Reset in 201901/02/2019
    54:26
  105. 113.
    Aly and Erica Discuss Self Care During the Holidays, Finding Courage, and Share Goals for 201912/19/2018
    57:30
  106. 114.
    Carly Stein, CEO of Beekeepers Naturals, on Beekeeping, Battling an Autoimmune Condition, and Taking the Courageous Leap to Start a Business12/12/2018
    52:00
  107. 115.
    Danielle Hartnett Whittaker on Clean Beauty, The Beauty Counter, and Combating Fear 12/05/2018
    50:40
  108. 116.
    SoulCycle Instructor Sydney Rose on Career Changes and The Responsibility of Privilege11/28/2018
    50:22
  109. 117.
    OWL Venice Founder Lindsey Erin and Andre Bolourchi Discuss Bone Broth, Growing a Sustainable Business, and Nourishing Your Gut11/21/2018
    1:05:54
  110. 118.
    Amy Brubaker on Surviving Breast Cancer, Motherhood, and Finding a New Normal11/14/2018
    1:05:30
  111. 119.
    Joanna of Keto in Canada on Emotional Eating, The Ketogenic Diet, and Food Addiction11/07/2018
    47:30
  112. 120.
    Aly and Erica Discuss Weight Loss Journeys, The I Weigh Movement, and Responsibility on Social Media10/31/2018
    55:30
  113. 121.
    Pallavi Sastry on Fibromyalgia, Living with Invisible Illness, and Destigmatizing the Dialogue10/24/2018
    51:34
  114. 122.
    Arielle Lorre of The Blonde Files on The Gut Microbiome, Intuitive Fitness, and Running a Lifestyle Blog10/17/2018
    39:34
  115. 123.
    Dr. Darren Clair on Human Growth Hormone, The Paleo Diet, and Healthcare 10/10/2018
    47:55
  116. 124.
    Meredith Brayley on Holistic Health Coaching, Career Evolution and Exfoliating Your Life10/03/2018
    56:52
  117. 125.
    Mark Warren Co-Founder of FitVine Wine on Creating a Wine with Less Sugar, Sulfites, and No Additives 09/26/2018
    39:24
  118. 126.
    Candice Nikeia on the Power of Gratitude, Happiness, and Being a Professional Fashion Blogger09/19/2018
    45:37
  119. 127.
    Erika C. Weiss on Body Positivity, Slay by Erika, and All Things Fitness 09/12/2018
    38:20
  120. 128.
    Aly and Erica Discuss Whole30, Monthly Challenges, and Food Accessibility09/05/2018
    1:09:34
  121. 129.
    Krystal Rose talks Financial Wellness, Financial Literacy for Women, and Traveling the World 08/29/2018
    1:15:56
  122. 130.
    MaryKate Schmidt of Froyo to Fitness on Body Image, Weight Loss and the Importance of Community08/22/2018
    44:20
  123. 131.
    Melissa Harding talks Wellness on the Road, Vocal Health, and the Importance of Breathing08/15/2018
    49:12
  124. 132.
    Brenna Dwyer on Spiritual Fitness, Dealing with Grief, and The Class by Taryn Toomey 08/08/2018
    56:37
  125. 133.
    Anzaldúing It hosts Jackie & Angélica on Astrology, Self-Care in Academia, and Mental Health08/01/2018
    52:21
  126. 134.
    Coco Bakes on Dealing with Anxiety, Following Your Heart, and Creating a Bread with a Cult Following 07/25/2018
    35:04
  127. 135.
    The Fermenting Fairy on Gut Health, Transforming Chronic Illness, and The Microbiome 07/18/2018
    57:39
  128. 136.
    Taylor Stein on The Keto Diet, Body Building and Losing 100lbs 07/11/2018
    53:53
  129. 137.
    Avenue Mama / Annie Vovan on Whole30, Loss, and Creating a Mom Tribe07/03/2018
    53:04
  130. 138.
    Kendra Senn on Sobriety, #TheBrunchSeries, and Entrepreneurship06/27/2018
    42:25
  131. 139.
    Aly and Erica on Weight Loss, Self Love, and Cancer 06/27/2018
    24:01
  132. 140.
    Welcome to Courageous Wellness06/06/2018
    0:59

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