This Might Get Uncomfortable

Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen

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

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A lot of us want to become better allies for LGBTQ+ community. But how do we achieve that, especially in the workplace? Today’s guest is Heidi Duss, Founder/Gender Equity, LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Belonging Advisor at Culturescape Consulting, helping leaders get diversity, equity, and inclusion right and foster more inclusive workplaces. Heidi joins Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen to break down where organizations lack in empowering their diverse workforce and what they can do to fix that gap. Listen in to an insightful discussion on intersectionality, inclusive leadership, and how to build and better your allyship to diverse communities.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 26

1 hr 17 min

As human beings, we don't want the feeling of being ashamed, canceled, or simply failing. But why does seeing these happen to others instead of ourselves bring most people pleasure and joy? Join hosts Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen in this episode as they dive deep into justice and people's misfortune. It was depicted that as we are now in the Digital Age, current trending technologies can empower people who gain pleasure from watching somebody fall. We must always pause for a while and reflect. We need to be more aware of our actions for the good of others. Tune in to learn how to make better decisions and be better persons as well. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 22

51 min 18 sec

We typically don't think about fertility until our 30s or when we're actively planning to conceive. What people don't know is it's a numbers game, and you need to be thinking about this at a much earlier stage than most people do because you don't know how things will turn out. On today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk with Khaled Kteily, the CEO of Legacy, a digital fertility clinic for men helping change the outdated view that fertility is a “women’s issue.” Khaled shares the core, motivation, and intention he had into diving into this business. He also shares his personal story on wanting to be a dad but being scared at the same time. Everyone thinks about having a family, but not everyone chooses to and can. Whether you’re ready to have kids or not, this episode is a must-listen to help you make the choice.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 19

1 hr 22 min

Meritocracy is not a common word we hear every day, but it's something we see all around us. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dissect how meritocracy in the upper middle class manifests itself through parents' and children's mental and psychological well-being. The jarring wealth inequality only pushes those in this status in this toxic cycle of driving this wealth inequality further while trying to maintain their status. Jason and Whitney dive deep into the impact this has on children and, essentially, on one's quality of life. Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion on how society has driven us to sacrifice ourselves for the unattainable.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 15

55 min 46 sec

Are you afraid of being seen starting small? So you push yourself too hard, and you make no room for self-care. Are you proud of doing everything until health breaks down? Then, you’re doing it wrong. Attaining success doesn’t mean that you have to be in a pitiful state. Tune into this episode as Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk to certified high-performance coach Eva Medilek on how people can achieve success without sacrificing health, well-being and relationships. Eva dives deep into setting boundaries and resistance. She also emphasizes that we all have a responsibility to educate ourselves about the systems in place, how we can benefit from the systems, and how we can't benefit from parts of the systems. Once you have an education, you can make responsible choices for yourself. Tune in and learn how to prioritize yourself!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 12

1 hr 10 min

It might seem harmless to scroll through social media several hours a day mindlessly. You might think that it's a way to fight away boredom or escape reality for a moment. But social media can be a prison that can impact your health negatively. On today's show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about how our digital addictions are drowning us in dopamine and not benefiting us at all. Be aware of the dangers it may bring to your mental health especially when you’re comparing your life to other people. Tune into this episode to manage your wellness and increase real happiness in your life. Trigger warning: facts about suicide are mentioned in this discussion.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 8

46 min 1 sec

Everyone experiences burnout. Sometimes we reach a point where we desperately want to take a career break or a Sabbatical, or even quit our job, but we don’t because we’re too afraid. We’re afraid of the unknown or to face failure. But we just need to be reminded that we don’t have to please anyone, especially at the cost of ourselves. It’s okay to follow our career dreams and cure our burnout. Tune in to today’s episode to take that first step. Joining Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen is Katrina McGhee, a career break and Sabbatical coach. Learn how to achieve your dreams, add some spice to your life, get off the hamster wheel, and break free from people pleasing. Discover what awaits you when you let go of attachments and choose your own adventure!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 5

1 hr 12 min

There are people who are less fortunate than others. Sometimes, they may feel trapped by setbacks, trauma, and disaster and wonder why life is different for others. We have different childhood experiences and environments that contributed to our mental health and insecurities. Join your hosts Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen as they dive deep into freedom, opportunities, and the privilege of safety. No matter how much we protect ourselves from danger and harm, we don’t know when our time will come. In this episode, they explore safety, death, and finding balance in our lives. This is a wake-up call for everyone to start shifting focus and start living. If you have been through something traumatic or shocking that has created an opportunity for you to reframe and re-envision your life, this episode is for you.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Nov 1

41 min 53 sec

Trigger warning: This episode is a deep conversation on death and suicide is mentioned. Throughout our journey in this lifetime, we all experience losing our loved ones, and sometimes we aren’t prepared for it. It’s important to know how to deal with such disasters and process our grief. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk with Beth Cavenaugh about the most uncomfortable topic they have ever addressed. Beth is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse and educator with over 14 years of experience caring for terminally ill patients. She shares her personal journey on death and grief during her mother’s final moments and how terrified she was to be her caregiver managing her pain and honoring her wishes. Tune in and learn the power of processing our emotions and accepting our fate.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 29

1 hr 10 min

These past few years have been rough for anyone who is sensitive and open. The amount of death, grief and violence that we hear in the news or watch on the media today is hard to cope with. Imagine a young child who just heard of the news about Gabby Petito or stumbled upon Squid Game on Netflix. That is a lot to deal with and it's something they are not yet ready for. Join your hosts Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen as they talk about grief and violence and how they cope and respond to that. Learn how social media helped amplify all the negativity in the world today. Discover how to just be fortunate that you're still alive and feel for those who have lost someone. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 25

1 hr 4 min

It's okay to have a temper tantrum every once in a while. By having a temper tantrum, you're releasing all of your pent-up emotions. These are the negative thoughts and anger that could potentially eat you up from the inside. Learn how to fight your inner critic with self-trust and self-acceptance. Join your hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, as they talk to Andrea Hanson on temper tantrums and invisible illnesses like MS. Andrea is an author and a master certified mindset coach. Learn from her personal experience how to deal with judgment and vulnerability. Discover how she fought through MS and how she releases her anger through temper tantrums. Learn how to accept yourself for who you are today.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 22

1 hr 4 min

Excessive use of social media is dangerous. But why do teens keep on spending too much time scrolling down through Facebook, posting photos on Instagram, or escaping reality through TikTok? They consciously know that it wouldn’t help them in the long run, but they keep doing it. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dive deep into social media's impacts on teen mental health and companies' profiting from comparison and chaos. There’s totally a link between social media and increased risk for depression and anxiety. And yet, companies continue their online platforms without considering the harmful effects. Find out why and learn how teens can use social media more deeply than just comparing.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 18

1 hr 7 min

Societal standards and career pressure have convinced today's millennials that going after money and being a “boss” is the definition of success. In reality, there's no one right way to go about figuring out your career. It's important to know that whatever career path you pursue is your choice to make. Joining Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen in today's episode is Jazmine Reed-Clark. She is a self-employed career coach and Talent & HR consultant for her company, JRC Collective and host of the Office Politics: The Anti-#GIRLBOSS Podcast. The three sit down to dive deep into career pressure and discuss different concepts of a successful career. Jazmine explains career wellness and what it means for each individual in pursuit of a successful life. They also discuss hustle culture, ageism, parental expectations, and other factors that may impact your career outlook. Tune in for more fruitful insights on this installment of This Might Get Uncomfortable.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 15

1 hr 10 min

How prepared can you be when traveling? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel discuss statistics and stories of travelers gone missing. Whitney shares with Jason how she went to Grand Teton a few days before Gabby Petito was reported missing in the area. It's interesting to be somewhere where something mysterious happens because you feel connected to it yet completely helpless. Join in the conversation to learn useful protective measures. The best advice? Follow your intuition and make sure you're paying attention to your surroundings. If you feel afraid and unsafe, this episode's for you. Tune in!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 11

1 hr

In today’s changing world, life gives us a dose of challenges and tough situations. With that, it’s important to learn how to build up your resilience and experience internal satisfaction. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen sit down for a conversation with Katy Dolle about techniques to achieve that. Katy is an actress, filmmaker, and podcaster whose ultimate passion is creating art that makes a difference in people’s lives. They delve into self-authenticity and their respective definitions of it. Perception of our work as creatives can be radically different from how the public, friends, or family perceive us. It isn’t easy because you have a filter on what you think you're creating, but then people have a different interpretation. In this episode, Katy explains internal satisfaction with our work, independent of other people's opinions. She shares both personal and professional experiences and the impacts of all those on her mental health. Coping and healing from life’s traumatic experiences, Katy faces every disappointment and obstacle through her journey. Find inspiration from this conversation.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 8

1 hr 16 min

Swearing can make people uncomfortable. However, using epithets and curses do have their place, as a means of emotional release, and swearing, according to science, has several positive effects. In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel explore the place of swearing in our culture and language. They also discuss authenticity, the intersection of etiquette, ethics and language. Listen in and learn more about why people have foul mouths in this thought-provoking episode.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 4

47 min 27 sec

Your core essence is never wrong. You just have to find the right container to fit you. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen's guest today is Mike Iamele, a Purpose + Brand Strategist. He helps hundreds of celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs, and more tap into their purpose and discover their brand. Mike discusses with Jason and Whitney that your core essence is who you truly are. You are your every desire, every emotion, and every fetish. Join in the conversation and listen to Mike's crazy adventures as he uncovers the core essence of who he is. Tune and be who you truly are! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Oct 1

1 hr 18 min

Do you have to prove your worthiness? No. No one else can define your worth. But you need to establish a framework of value for yourself. If you don't, you will leave it to other people to establish their perception of your value. In this episode, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen discuss why measuring someone's value based on their social metrics is disturbing. You ought to be accepted for who you are as a genuine person. If you doubt your worthiness, this episode's for you. Join in the conversation and learn why you are valuable as you are. Tune in! Sponsored by Embody Me. To receive a free 7-day trial and 20% off your first month, use the code "Wellevatr" at https://embodyme.liveLove the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 27

1 hr 3 min

Society's standards and expectations are so entangled in our beliefs and upbringing that almost everyone is programmed in a single way. Therefore, making unconventional choices usually results in raised eyebrows and puzzling comments. But sometimes, going against the flow can reveal one's happiness. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk with health coach Meredith Keith-Chirch of M For Health to share her unique life decisions and preferences. She explains how refusing to simply check the boxes dictated by society changed everything for her. Staying away from social media and even ditching her own car, she was able to tap into her intuition and know herself better. Meredith also discusses how this mindset impacts her community building and parenting, leading to pretty uncomfortable conversations.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 24

1 hr 31 min

Is being your own boss worth the stress? Entrepreneurs often have to put up with longer work hours, and sometimes unbelievable levels of stress. Is the mental health challenge of being an entrepreneur worth it? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel discuss mental stability, freelance work and how this can affect your life. They talk money stress financial security and why you need to set aside some time for yourself. A great episode that freelance workers definitely need to listen to.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 20

57 min 33 sec

You don't truly understand a concept if you can't teach it to a 12-year old kid. It's important to teach children about coding because these young minds bring fresh solutions to the community. The show's guests today are Srini & Usha Gowrishetty, the yin-yang couple behind Bitsy Bytesy, an excellent platform for teaching kids to code by developing their problem-solving skills. In this episode, Srini & Usha talk with Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen about how giving the youth the power of coding opens up multiple entrepreneurial opportunities for them. Join in the conversation to discover how simple coding can be and how anyone can learn it.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 17

1 hr 5 min

With the rise of social media, toxic positivity is slowly turning into a worrying trend. It is when someone uses a famous quote without really understanding the context of the quote. They use it because of that herd mentality. They don't make their own decisions. They see what is popular, and they follow. People need to be more in touch with themselves, especially today. Join your hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, for a discussion about toxic positivity. Stop with the spiritual bypass and the "good vibes only" mindset. Learn how to be a positive force in social media and in real life.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 13

1 hr 6 min

How does one process trauma and grief? How can one person rise above the trauma of 9/11? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel sit down and have a heartfelt discussion with author, entrepreneur, and chocolatier, Kushal Choksi. Kushal talks about his experiences dealing with the loss and grief of 9/11 and the resilience of the human soul. Overcoming it, he then discusses the intimate connection between the breath and the mind and the secrets in our breath. Kushal also highlights why we need to pause and take stock of life and why taking shortcuts is not the best approach. What is more, he takes us to his newest venture into chocolate. Join him in this inspiring conversation for more.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 10

1 hr 3 min

With the many challenges we face daily, you may think that emotional numbness is the best response to pain. It isn’t. In this episode, we talk about better ways to cope. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen sit down and talk about emotions and how we suppress these, often to our own detriment. We hear about how emotions affect our lifespan, media’s effect on us, and the effects the climate crisis and COVID has had on us all. Tune in for an insightful conversation as only Jason and Whitney can have. This episode is sponsored by Embody Me. To receive a free 7-day trial and 20% off your first month, use the code "Wellevatr" at https://embodyme.live.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 6

1 hr 4 min

Feeling at home within yourself is a lifelong journey. It’s not easy to get there but once you do, it’s very comforting. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen’s guest in this episode is Amber Fortier, the Founder of Embody Me. Amber is passionate about helping women embody the best versions of themselves so they can live the life they always dreamed of. She joins Jason and Whitney in this conversation about how you need to know with certainty that you always have your back. You need to love the flaws and nuances that make you who you are. Tune in and join Amber as she shares her story of self-love. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Sep 3

1 hr 16 min

With social media and influencer culture, it's easy to think that everyone is constantly on the grind and that you should be keeping up. Hustle culture seems more like an evolved form of peer pressure that results in rest shame and, eventually, burnout. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen confront how the millennial concept of hustle culture impacts their own personal and professional careers. Years and years of self-worth being anchored on external validation has most of us caught in a toxic loop of feeling not enough. In reality, and as research has shown, self-compassion and sleep lead to increased productivity. So, why do we keep falling into this trap? Today, Jason and Whitney open up on their own limiting beliefs and the ways they've been dealing with them. Tune in for more of their realizations and hear how Jason was able to verbalize his concerns with workaholism on another eye-opening episode of This Might Get Uncomfortable.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 30

1 hr 13 min

Social media has made it so easy for anyone to be viral. With apps like TikTok, there is so much content that it's hard to find the good ones. Everyone thinks they can be a star, but if you're doing what you're doing for fame instead of the art, then it's going to be difficult to succeed. People need to have the motivation to understand that not everything has to go viral. Join your hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen and their guest, Brittany Darby, on what it takes to be a content creator. Brittany is a Los Angeles-based creative producer and digital creator. She is on a mission to teach entertainment industry realism to up-and-coming content creators. Join in the conversation to learn how you can be a good artist and not worry so much about the clicks. Learn what it takes today.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 27

1 hr 20 min

Climate change has been an ongoing crisis for the world until now. Coupled with the fact that we’re still in a pandemic and have many human rights issues, many of us might be overwhelmed and drained. Where do we go from here? We know we can make a difference, but sometimes, we choose the easier road because it’s more convenient. Join your hosts Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen as they discuss their responses and opinions regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Jason and Whitney express their frustrations because of the data that their efforts aren’t making a difference and analyze every aspect that contributed to the results. Do you sometimes feel like whatever you do, you’re not making any impact on climate change? Tune in for some perspective.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 25

53 min 49 sec

The pandemic has caused much disarray in the lives of many. But aside from physical and financial damage, the psychological and emotional toll it’s taken on everybody might be the one that impairs us in the long term. Join Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel as they dive deep and dissect the impact of COVID anxiety in their personal lives. They give their perspective on the different views on the vaccine and how they manage political differences within their own social circles. They also go into the impact of the pandemic on the service industry and the toll it takes on customer service employees. The volatile times the world is living through right now are hard enough, but the division among people has its own sets of problems that need to be dealt with. Listen in and share your thoughts on what they have to say on the matter.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 23

1 hr 7 min

People can have many hang-ups when it comes to intimacy and sex. But you can have the sex you want, as long as you’re open and willing to explore with your partner. In this episode, we tackle sexual intimacy and the joy of connection as our hosts, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen, sit down for a chat with Susan Bratton, a renowned intimacy expert. Susan discusses how intimacy, love and sexuality are linked and talks about technology’s impact on sex. We also get to learn some practical techniques to help further couple’s intimacy. A great episode for those looking to improve their sex lives or looking to regain the spark in their relationships. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 20

1 hr 19 min

Simulation theory is the theory that we are all living in a simulation. There is a higher being that is controlling us like "The Sims" and we have no control of our ethics and free will. What if we are living in a multiverse? What if the matrix is real? Famous great minds like Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson mostly believe in it. Join your hosts Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen as they take a deep dive into discovering what's real. Embrace science fiction and ask what if the universe is coded like a computer. What if deja vu is a result of having multiple realities? Listen to the conversation as Jason and Whitney try to find the glitch in the matrix.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 18

58 min 15 sec

Trigger warning: this episode addresses sudden death and suicide ideation. Preparing your last will is one of the best things you can do for the loved ones you’ll leave behind. That’s why you need to be proactive about end-of-life planning. In this episode, Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen discuss how sudden death can be. If you don’t plan ahead with your documents, insurance, and Last Will, your family will experience great difficulty. They will have to try and figure out where your important documents are while mourning for you. Join in the conversation to get practical advice on planning for end-of-life. You may not know when your life will end, but you’ll always have peace of mind knowing you’re prepared. Tune in!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 16

56 min 12 sec

Do you feel content with your money? If not, then maybe you should evaluate budgets based on your why. When you align your money to your values, that’s where you feel peace. This episode’s guest is Jesse Mecham, the Founder of You Need A Budget. Jesse discusses with Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen how the toughest part of money management is figuring out what you value. They break down some of the deep questions you need to evaluate budgets as well as financial risks. Jesse also shares how budgeting is similar to preventative medicine. At the heart of it, they talk about the importance of money emotions and why it is more beneficial to become emotionally involved with your finances. Once you do, your money lines up. Tune in and learn to be content with your money!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 13

1 hr 18 min

To regret or not to regret? The best thing you can do right now is to be kind to yourself. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen talk about their past mistakes. Is it worth it to beat yourself up because of past decisions? In the end, pain and suffering can be wonderful teachers. You may not have made the best choices, but as long as you know in your heart that you did the best you can with the choices you had, keep moving forward! Tune in and work your way to freedom from shame and regret. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 11

1 hr 9 min

Right now, there is this huge debate among people to either take the COVID-19 vaccine or not. Some people refuse to protect themselves and their loved ones because of their egos. They think that it's limiting their freedom in some way. Then there are those people who genuinely believe that it's too risky to take the vaccine at this moment. Whether you take it or not, it is best to reserve any judgment on others. It might be a personal decision or something else. Everyone has their own anxieties, so it's best to respect one another. Join Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen in this discussion about whether your agenda prevents you from feeling better. Learn about ghost pipes, micro-dosing, therapy, and the COVID vaccine debate.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 9

1 hr 7 min

Finding your identity as an artist in the contemporary music scene is a unique challenge that none of our predecessors had experienced before. Before, artists had a deeper connection with the music they were making. The barriers to entry in music have gone way down since social media became a dominant cultural phenomenon, making it easier for artists to put their work out there for people to consume. However, there is also this pull to sound like everyone else. Amid all this noise, Kitten Kuroi strives to stay true to herself – to an identity that she felt naturally drawn to, even if she can’t exactly explain why. That is what makes her music unique and unlike anything you’ll hear in the charts today. She joins Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen on the show to talk about her search for identity as a musical artist and as a person. They also throw around insights on feline energy, the comparison trap, cultural appropriation, diversity, and racism. Stay tuned for a barrage of truth bombs in this insightful episode!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 6

1 hr 46 min

Humans have a tendency to obsess over perfection. We all want to be perfect, whether it’s in daily conversation or something else. We worry over misunderstandings and inefficient communications so much that we have resorted to abbreviations and shorthand to get our points across. Yet what if this same obsession is causing us to lose touch with ourselves, with our spirits? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss our dependence on emojis and memetics, while looking into what we lose when we don’t take the time to communicate properly. A provocative discussion sure to stoke inquisitive minds.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 4

1 hr 7 min

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only shifted the way we work; it also forced us to make lifestyle adjustments. But now that restrictions are slowly being lifted and life is getting back to normal the way we are used to, do we go back to how we are before or carry on with the new lifestyle changes we made? In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen take a closer look into the many lifestyle changes people made in the first fifteen months of the pandemic and what trends they see now that will affect our future. They talk about the explosion in animal adoptions and the problems shelters face now as people go back to their lifestyles. They also talk about the van life that gained popularity online during this pandemic—from how people opted to go houseless to start living on the road, to the drawbacks they have discovered, to how being a Vanlifer is faring now. Join Jason and Whitney in this conversation where they dig deep into the lifestyle changes people made out of fear and loneliness in this pandemic and where they are now that life is moving back to the way it used to be. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Aug 2

50 min 59 sec

We currently live in a world that begs us to pick a side. It is polarizing and even more stressful than many of us think about because it puts this unwanted pressure on us. But why do we have to choose when we can learn to sit in the space between and keep our hearts open? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen are joined by none other than the host of You, Me, Empathy, Nōn Wels. In this episode, they talk about dismantling the system of this versus that, changing one heart at a time. They discuss how we can live in the messiness, the spaces of gray that are part of the human experience, and how we can keep our hearts open instead of being crushed by the weight of it all. Just imagine the many things we're missing out on by trying to fit into a singular side or point of view. Join Jason, Whitney, and Nōn as they show you a whole different way of perceiving the world, helping us think about our identity, unconscious biases, intention, mental health, family, and more.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 30

1 hr 13 min

Daniel Suelo, the man who quit money, said money only exists if two or more people believe it exists. Back then society didn't have this concept of money or material things. So why did people invent currency? Was it to subjugate and enslave others and create power structures? Learn why living in a moneyless world wouldn't work in today's economy. Discover what it means to have ownership with your hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen. Join in the discussion about money, financial decisions, and emotional detachment. Having an expensive bag doesn't mean you're rich. Know why you don't truly own anything that you buy today.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 28

58 min 37 sec

The way we respond to failure and criticism depends in large part on how big our ego is. Have you ever spoken in front of an audience and just feel like someone isn't listening? That feeling is your ego talking and it's best to ignore it. There could be so much different factors as to why they are doing that. Maybe something urgent happened and people have to walk out of your talk. You need to understand that not everything you do and say is as important as you think it is. Maybe your audience heard that speech two days ago. You have to learn how to deal with those things. Come in with the right expectations and always bring your A-game in this episode with Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 26

1 hr 26 min

How do you learn to let go? How do you receive love and healing? We tackle these questions and so much more as our hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, get into a provocative interview with business owner and podcast host, Kelli Tennant. Kelli discusses her views on porn, OnlyFans, and open relationships and talks about her bisexuality and how it changed her relationship with her fiancé, Connor. She also discusses grief, letting go, and manifesting dreams in this hour-long, introspective interview.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 23

1 hr 16 min

An impulse purchase is often something a lot of us grapple with. It's not just a financial issue; it's a personal and psychological thing too. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen have a provocative discussion about impulse purchases and why people buy things we do. Jason and Whitney discuss a German study on impulse purchasing and talk about credit scores, knock-off items, and the cost of living. This is an interesting discussion on consumerism, finances, chasing accomplishments, the psychology of winning, and more that you don't want to miss!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 21

53 min 8 sec

In this day of social media, it has become so rare not to see someone on their phones. So much so that in every gathering, the first thing many want to do is take pictures and post them online—often forgetting to savor the moment instead. Join Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen as they dive into how phones ruin our experiences and memories. They discuss how technology has made huge impacts on our mental health. Why has it become a norm in today's world? Do we really want to sacrifice the life we have right now just to get validation from people on social media? Let us claim our lives back and listen to this episode as Jason and Whitney elaborate on the importance of spending our time building memories without having to be on our phones all the time. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 19

1 hr 6 min

What does home mean to you? Homeownership can mean a lot of different things for different people. For Sherri and John Monte, home is quite simply, “everything you need and nothing more.” Joining Whitney Lauritsen and Jason Wrobel in an engaging exchange of thoughts, the couple share their ideas on the challenges of homeownership, the pandemic’s impact on the home industry, making educated decisions about your home, and the benefits of simplicity and minimalism. Sherri and John’s insights show us just how much of an emotional investment homeownership is, leading us to eye-opening realizations about this multifaceted topic. The group also go into a couple of fruitful tangents on social impact, charity, the difference between what you want and what you’ve been conditioned to want, going against the grain, risk-taking, clarity and more.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 16

1 hr 14 min

For the longest time, astral projection has been a mystery that piqued the interest of many. The ability to go beyond your physical and mental limitations has been subject to a lot of studies and conspiracy theories for years. But what if this unexplained phenomenon is turned into an espionage weapon? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen delve into the possibility of the CIA using these out-of-the-body experiences to carry out well-targeted spy missions and even dabble in mind control. They also discuss humanity's unending curiosity about the craziest and maddening things in the world. Jason and Whitney talk about the music industry's perspective on using autotune, how the slightest tunes can affect your thinking, and how a visit to the world's quietest room may look like.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 14

42 min 45 sec

We have to realize that we are not perfect. I'm sure there was a time when Michael Jordan had an off game or when the greatest authors had a subpar book. Not everything that you do has to be game-changing or one of a kind. Sometimes you have to accept the fact that you can make mediocre things. There is no deadline. Just keep at your own pace to find inner peace so that you can create that amazing thing. Join your hosts, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen, in this conversation on how to lose the fear of failure. Learn how to maneuver around stress and anxiety so that you can move at your own pace, not at the pace of others. Listen in to today's episode for a deeper understanding of self-care.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 12

1 hr 9 min

Trigger Warning: This episode includes personal stories of severe depression and suicide ideation. While it may look like a passing health fad, using cannabinoids has actually produced a lot of great results. CBD products have helped people manage body pains and emotional issues without using anti-depressants and other synthetic products. Join our hosts Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen as they get into a lively discussion about CBD products with the founder and CEO of Head and Heal CBD, Karli Miller-Hornick. Listen in as Karli discusses using CBD products for bodily and mental health, and for your pets, too. We also learn what you need to look for in a CBD product in this brilliant episode. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 9

1 hr 20 min

Does the idea of impending doom due to climate change cause your anxiety? Well, you’re not alone. New research has shown a rise in climate anxiety and PTSD cases that therapists now call “eco-anxiety.” Hosts Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen talk in-depth about this phenomenon and discuss how climate change affects mental health. Extreme weather conditions reported from various places around the globe only seem to amplify and validate this to the point, and people need to learn how to cope or else this concern will be detrimental. Learn all about it in this episode.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 7

56 min 45 sec

We should never expect our relationships to fully heal us from our deepest traumas. But we can work on ourselves towards healing. Jason Wrobel talks with Whitney Lauritsen about how he was triggered when he saw an unknown number text to his girlfriend at 3 am. Due to his deepest trauma of abandonment from his father, he was instantly afraid that she might be cheating on him. Join in the conversation as Jason and Whitney process healing, trauma, trust and relationships. Why do humans cheat? Why do we expect relationships to heal us? Tune in!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the This Might Get Uncomfortable community today:wellevatr.comWellevatr FacebookWellevatr TwitterWellevatr Instagram

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Jul 5

54 min 53 sec