Be Who You Want to Be with Kristen Hewitt

Kristen Hewitt - South Florida Television Reporter, host, writer, and mom of two

“Be Who You Want To Be” is a series of conversations with Kristen Hewitt, an Emmy-Award winning South Florida Television Reporter, host, writer, and mom of two. Each episode features a fun and candid discussion with people who are living their best, and most authentic lives. The goal is to learn about their journey and inspire others to be who t

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This week, Kristen welcomes Shannon Watts. Shannon has been the leader of the grassroots movement Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and she and Kristen discuss an epidemic in this country; gun violence. They talk about how & why Shannon started this group, how she handles the daily threats and negative posts from the NRA, and what she and her group actually stand for. Prior to starting Moms Demand, Shannon was a mom and PR guru, who was mortified at what happened at Sandy Hook, so she decided to do something about it. No matter what your stance in on gun laws, every person needs to listen to this interview! www.fightlikeamother.org BUY FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER https://amzn.to/2QnNutX   * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout! https://shop.carrieelle.com/collections/gratitude-journals/products/gratitude-journal * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Subscribe on iTunes  

May 2019

28 min

Reset your rhythm this week with Kristen and Michelle Fortin of “Leeann and Michelle”. She and Kristen discuss Michelle’s viral comedy duo, and how taking a full year off was the key to finding her passion.  Every woman and mother can relate to their conversation of overcoming burnout, and how to stop doing all the things.   You have to follow them everywhere possible! Website: leeannandmichelle.com Instagram: @leeannandmichelle Watch THE DIET https://www.facebook.com/leeannandmichelle/videos/323702458151391/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_E3ChvErVRVPTFcrLApnA Facebook: facebook.com/leeannandmichelle Twitter: @_LeeannMichelle   * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout! https://shop.carrieelle.com/collections/gratitude-journals/products/gratitude-journal * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Subscribe on iTunes

May 2019

42 min

This week, Kristen talks kindness with Leon Logothetis, author of “Go Be Kind” and host of “The Kindness Diaries". A former stockbroker goes on a mission to both give and be willing to receive kindness. They talk about what you can learn when you go into the world with an empty wallet, but an open heart.   * Catch up on “The Kindness Diaries” - Season 1 on Amazon Prime * Watch Season 2 of “The Kindness Diaries” on Netflix * Support the show, pick up “Go Be Kind” on Amazon Follow his adventures on his website: leonlogothetis.com Leon’s Twitter: @LeonLogothetis Facebook: facebook.com/TheKindnessGuy And Instagram: @TheKindnessGuy   * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ * Get Kristen’s exclusive Gratitude Journal at Shop Carrie Elle use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout! * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Subscribe on iTunes and leave a 5 Star rating and comment on your favorite part of the show!

May 2019

27 min

This week Kristen talks to Emmy-Award Winning news anchor and host of the “Happiness in Progress” Podcast Danielle Craig. Danielle tells the compelling story of her husband’s shocking illness, dealing her son’s potentially deadly allergy, living with anxiety and depression,  and still finding a way to find the joy amidst life’s pain. She is hopeful, articulate and radiates her bright light in this candid interview. You will leave it feeling uplifted and knowing that you are WORTHY. Check out her website at http://daniellecraig.com/ Follow her Instagram: @MrsDanielleCraig Listen to her inspirational podcast today: http://daniellecraig.com/category/podcast/

May 2019

37 min

 “I don’t live with mental illness - mental illness lives with me.” - Ben Meisner He penned an incredibly candid story in the Player’s Tribune about his deep depression, and now hockey player Ben Meisner opens up to Kristen about all things mental health. This week the pair discuss his diagnosis, breaking the stigma against medication, learning to love yourself, and overcoming self-doubt. This episode isn’t just for someone who lives with depression and anxiety, it’s an honest and vulnerable talk that can’t be missed.  Read his article in the Players Tribune Email Ben (benmhockey37@gmail.com) Follow Ben on Twitter: @ben_meisner A Book mentioned in this episode is one of Kristen’s T op 5 inspirational books: Get it here - "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz 

Apr 2019

48 min

Next up this season is Kristen’s talk with “Start Loving You” conference founder Kelsy McHenry. They discuss being your family’s best advocate and why she started an annual conference to inspire moms to pursue their possibility. Get tickets to the conference May 3 & 4 in Atlanta, GA   https://www.startlovingyou.com/buy-tickets * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ *The book mentioned is The Artist’s Way *Pick up a Gratitude Journal 10% off using code BEYOU

Apr 2019

29 min

In the debut episode of season two, Kristen talks about surviving and thriving through life’s challenges. She talks through the past year of ups and downs that she’s personally experienced, and reveals the four lifelines that have helped her through three surgeries and the death of a loved one. No matter where you are in life, if you need a little help or positivity, start here. * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ *The book mentioned is The Artist’s Way *Pick up a gratitude journal 10% off using code "BEYOU"

Apr 2019

18 min

Kristen chats with news veteran Sonni Abatta about all things motherhood. The two commiserate about the chaos of being a mom and working in live television, all the things they wish they would have known about motherhood, why Sonni walked away from the glamorous life of TV, and what’s she learned about herself since. She is real, raw, beautiful and has an exquisite way with words. All parents can and will relate to this show! www.sonniabatta.com

Jul 2018

36 min

Parents, authors, and full-time students of life Marc and Angel Chernoff join Kristen this week for a frank discussion of their journey that brought them to write a personal development blog and New York Times Best Selling book about how it takes practice to get happy, and inspiring you to take the next step. *Pick up the book “Getting Back to Happy” today! *Follow Marc & Angel online at their website MarcandAngel.com, Instagram, & Facebook Group * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout!  * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a rating and review

Jul 2018

42 min

From the archives: Host Kristen Hewitt chats with WICS Illinois news anchor Stacey Skrysak on her weekly FB Live show from 2017 called “THE YAP”. They discuss body positivity in the television world, infertility, NICU babies and the THREE HEART FOUNDATION. *Read the 2016 Today.com article that inspired the interview! *Follow Stacey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram *Stacey on the Web: staceyskrysak.com *Read along on the “Perfectly Peyton” Blog *Find out how to help the Triple Heart Foundation * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing * Get your Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle -  use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout!  * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Jun 2018

27 min

This week Kristen talk with Start Planner CEO, author of Start Balancing, and keynote speaker Kristy Dickerson. Kristy manages several businesses as well as being a mom who has dealt with severe medical issues, both her own and her husband’s. On this episode they chat about why everyone needs to START, tips to figuring out who you are, and shares her personal explant story and how she’s healed herself back to optimal health. By the time you’re done listening you will want to jump out of your chair and START whatever it is you’ve been wanting to do! Buy a Start Planner here! Read Start Balancing and live the life you’ve always imagined! Book Kristy to speak! And follow her on Instagram. * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle use code BEYOU for %10 off at checkout! https://shop.carrieelle.com/collections/gratitude-journals/products/gratitude-journal * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Subscribe on iTunes

Jun 2018

38 min

On this show Kristen chats with hilarious mom blogger, vlogger, and author Meredith Masony of the famous That’s Inappropriate. They not only have a lot of laughs, but also dive deep and talk about Meredith’s health scare, what she learned from her tumor, and gives great advice to anyone that might be feeling stuck in their life. There’s more to Meredith than mimosa’s and man-colds, and she also shares who and what inspires her on the hard days. Join the hot mess express and tag along during this friendly conversation! Book “Scoop the Poop” available here. Join the Hot Mess Express Community Like Meredith on Facebook Follow the That’s Inappropriate Parenting Page * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle use code BEYOU for %10 off at checkout! https://shop.carrieelle.com/collections/gratitude-journals/products/gratitude-journal Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Subscribe on iTunes 

Jun 2018

34 min

Special Episode! This week Kristen shares her story of the seven-year battle she and her husband waged against infertility, and the life-lessons she’s learned along the way. She delves into past surgeries, her disease that caused infertility, their IVF obstacles, and the conception of their two miracle daughters. She also shares the "Six Be's" which have helped shaped the mother and woman she's become. Taken from Kristen’s address at the “Start Loving You Conference" in San Diego in May of 2018. * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at https://kristenhewitt.me/blog/ * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle use code BEYOU for %10 off at checkout! https://shop.carrieelle.com/collections/gratitude-journals/products/gratitude-journal * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook * Subscribe on iTunes and follow us on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/kristenhewitt

May 2018

19 min

Kristen’s guest this week is New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, Jon Acuff. He's written six books to help you quit, do over and start something new as you finally finish your goals. Jon shatters the illusion of perfection and gives three tips to get motivated to finish what we've always wanted to do! No matter where you are in live or your career, you will gain something from this hilarious and poignant interview. * Check out Jon’s website: www.acuff.me * Follow Jon on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jonacuff * Buy his books here: https://t.co/waHO577Jx9 * Listen to his new podcast: http://jonacuff.libsyn.com/ * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at KristenHewitt.me! * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle available here, use code BEYOU for %10 off at checkout! * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook here! * Subscribe on iTunes and follow us on SoundCloud

May 2018

37 min

This week Kristen interviews an Olympic Gold Medalist. Samantha Livingstone (Arsenault) won gold at just 18 years old in Sydney where she swam in the women’s 4x200 meter freestyle relay. But now Sam travels the country speaking and coaching high-performance athletes and coaches, is a women’s empowerment coach and the mom of four girls. On the show she shares the whole and not so pretty truth about winning gold, her struggles with perfectionism, and gives us steps we can all take to crush our inner critic. * Discover more on Samantha’s website * Get on the waiting list for Samantha’s Rise Free Academy * Follow Samantha on Instagram * Join the “I AM CHALLENGE” * Watch Samantha’s TEDx Talk “An Olympian’s Path to Recovery” * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at KristenHewitt.me! * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle available here, use code BEYOU for %10 off at checkout! * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook here! * Subscribe on iTunes and follow us on SoundCloud

May 2018

36 min

This week’s guest is popular national television journalist Diana Falzone. You may have seen her on FoxNews, heard her on the radio with Deepak Chopra, or read her Op-Ed column about struggling with the disease Endometriosis. We talk about her miraculous pregnancy, why she decided to speak out about Endo, and learning to find stillness in the chaos.  * Follow Diana on Twitter * Read the controversially-received Op-Ed “Women should never suffer in silence” * Read her piece from Goodhousekeeping.com * Diana’s interview with The Endometriosis Foundation of America * Bold TV where Diana is currently guest hosting is available at www.Bold.global * Visit HotMessComic.com for Diana’s Webcomic series!   * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at KristenHewitt.me! * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle available here, use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout! * Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook here! * Subscribe on iTunes and follow us on SoundCloud

May 2018

31 min

“Be Who You Want To Be” is a new series of conversations with Kristen Hewitt, a South Florida Television Reporter, host, writer, and mom of two. Each episode features a fun and candid discussion with people who are living their best, and most authentic lives. The goal is to learn about their journey, share their message, and inspire others to be who they truly want to be. * Watch Trista Sutter’s full TEDx talk * Follow Trista Sutter on Instagram * Pick up Trista's book Happily Ever After * Read Kristen Hewitt's blog at KristenHewitt.me * Get 10% off Kristen’s personally designed Gratitude Journal at Shop Carrie Elle with the code BEYOU at checkout! *Join the discussion, and follow “Be Who You Want to Be with Kristen Hewitt” on Facebook

May 2018

5 min

In this episode, Kristen talks with Meditation and Mindfulness teacher Andy Hobson. Based in the United Kingdom, Andy is a psychotherapist and meditation author, whose meditations are popular on apps like Simple Habits and Insight Timer. They talk about how to start a meditation practice, overcoming anxiety, surrendering to life, taking risks, and how to teach our kids to be mindful as well. Tune in and hear how meditation can help you, even If you’re convinced you can’t keep your mind still!   *Books mentioned by Andy: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle “The Power of Now” and “The New Earth”, and “Meditation for Dummies” *Find Andy’s meditations here! * Follow Andy Hobson on Twitter for more mindfulness and meditation updates. * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at KristenHewitt.me! * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle available here, use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout! *Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Facebook here!

May 2018

44 min

This week's guest is Trista Sutter; the original Bachelorette on ABC. Trista and Kristen open up about motherhood, gratitude, doubting yourself before others can, self-worth, the secret to a happy marriage, and how Trista survives without coffee!  * Trista's book Happily Ever After is available here! * Listen and watch Trista's TEDxVail talk The Value of You here. * Follow Trista Sutter on Instagram for more behind the scenes moments.  * Read more of Kristen Hewitt's writing at KristenHewitt.me! * Gratitude Journal by Kristen Hewitt & Shop Carrie Elle available here, use code BEYOU for 10% off at checkout! *Follow BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE the podcast on Facebook here!

Apr 2018

34 min

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