Best Episodes on Self-Love, Body Acceptance, & Wellbeing

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We are excited to share with you 6 must listen to podcast episodes that will guide you on your wellbeing journey. From body acceptance to veganism, chakra alignment to morning routines, we’ve got you covered! As always, we hope you take what resonates and leave the rest.

Reminder: Self love doesn’t just happen. It requires inner and outer work, dedication, permission, guidance, and support. 

In this post we’ll explore:

  • Krista Williams on her body acceptance journey
  • Adriana Ayales on the power of herbs and how to use them in your life
  • Jenné Claiborne on being vegan
  • Millana Snow on aligning your chakras
  • Mckel Hill on creating a healthier relationship with food
  • Dana James on finding body balance through food and feelings

The Journey of Body Acceptance with Krista Williams (Episode #318)


Krista Williams reflected on the habits and mentalities around her body and how she has shifted away from the behaviors that kept her at the lowest weight she’s ever been.

Krista Williams has been learning how to live with her new body and wanted to share how she deals with body image issues, how her relationship with her body has changed over time, and some tips and resources regarding health and diet, and well-being.

We also talk about:

  • How being okay with your body is an act of defiance
  • How mindset is the problem, not body
  • The energy we waste worrying about our bodies
  • Motivating yourself to do what you know is healthy
  • Krista answers your questions about body acceptance
  • Not letting the patriarchy win

Herbal Healing with Adriana Ayales (Episode #295)

Joining us in this episode is clinical herbalist, medicine maker, and founder of Anima Mundi Apothecary, Adriana Ayales! Adriana Ayales is a wealth of knowledge, studying everything from shamanic style healing and hands-on energy work to medical astrology, cosmology, and consciousness.

Adriana has always been deeply connected to nature, sharing how as a child, her grandmother helped her cultivate her intuition and engage with spirit energy.

We talk deeply about the power of herbs and how to use them in your life to level up your well-being. We dig into herbs that help you lucid dream, expand psychic vision, and decalcify the pineal gland. You’ll learn ways to prepare mushrooms to receive benefits and a comparison of psychoactive mushrooms versus ayahuasca.

Adriana Ayales shares her ritual for starting a conversation with plants, and how we all have the ability to connect in that way. At the end, Adriana Ayales also explains how to respect cultures when exploring herbalism and ancient practices, like using Palo Santo and sage.

We also talk about:

  • Lucid dreaming, astral travel, + rewiring your stories
  • What it was like for Adriana coming to the U.S.
  • What the pineal gland controls
  • Why adaptogens are fascinating + beneficial
  • Accessibility and sourcing of herbs
  • Mushrooms metabolizing toxicity
  • Herbs for hormone balancing + a healthy microbiome
  • What is a flower essence and how to make them
  • Cleansing tools to use instead of sage

Veganism + Sustainable Living with Jenné Claiborne (Episode #278)

This is an incredible conversation with vegan chef, blogger, and author of the cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul, Jenné Claiborne! We ask where Jenné Claiborne’s vegan story began, and she shares how her first introduction to veganism was through her dad’s religious background. It was the exposure to the ethical side of veganism that actually had her changing her diet from mostly plant-based to vegan.

Jenné recounts the journey of her career — from going to school for acting, to being a private chef in NYC, to now becoming a full-time blogger with a YouTube channel. We also ask her recommendations for transitioning to veganism, any controversies she encounters online, and her experience with being a woman of color in the wellness space.

We also talk about:

  • Helping people align with their values
  • Jenné Claiborne’s desire to be an entrepreneur
  • How word-of-mouth helped grow her business
  • Privilege and being vegan
  • Deregulation of organic labeling laws
  • The problems with factory farming
  • How being a mother has fulfilled her
  • Jenné Claiborne’s experience with mom guilt

How to Expand Your Consciousness + Align Your Chakras With Reiki Healer Millana Snow (Episode #103)


An incredibly wise reiki healer, speaker, breathwork facilitator, and entrepreneur, Millana Snow is the founder of She is also a dear friend! She aims to connect with, empower, and support others as they heal themselves by expanding their consciousness in their everyday lives. In this episode, Millana’s insight on practicing and benefitting from reiki, the physical benefits of energy healing, and understanding our chakras for wellbeing is invaluable.

We also talk about:

  • Krista’s emotional reiki session with Millana Snow
  • Causes of energetic depletion and ways to fill up your energy container
  • That we are all vessels through which energy flows out to the world
  • The concepts of reiki and chakras + how Millana Snow began her journey as a healer
  • Millana Snow’s real life examples of her energy healing journey + opening up chakras
  • That you don’t have to be in the room with someone to experience true healing
  • How energy work is about maintenance
  • Meditation and spending time with yourself

Mckel Hill on Creating a Healthier Relationship with Food (Episode #280)

Registered dietitian and creator of Nutrition Stripped, McKel Hill, talks about nutrition and fostering a healthy lifestyle. We also chat about how she has built a sustainable business and online courses. McKel Hill shares her health journey with chronic migraines, and how she learned to practically eliminate them through food and lifestyle adjustment for better wellbeing.

When it comes to nutrition and diets, we ask how to decipher between what’s trending and what’s going to support YOU. McKel Hill also talks about mindfulness and awareness, and shares two questions to ask yourself to intentionally begin your day!

We also talk about:

  • Practices that build self-worth
  • McKel Hill’s tips for getting to the root cause of migraines
  • Learning to slow down to support yourself
  • One practice to strengthen your intuition
  • Framework for intuitive eating and wellbeing
  • Being in touch with your community’s needs
  • McKel Hill’s morning routine and smoothie tips
  • McKel Hill’s supplement choices for wellbeing

The Archetype Diet: Finding Body Balance Through Food, Feelings + Spirituality with Dana James

Dana James is a triple-certified nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and cognitive-behavioral therapist. She is a big believer in addressing both the tangible and intangible, and places self-worth at the center of the weight loss conversation. Dana James is the founder of Food Coach NYC, where she has helped more than 3,000 women decode their body.

We chat about the four different archetypes from her book, The Archetype Diet, and what each archetype works best with when it comes to food, lifestyle, and exercise. Dana James also shares her own journey with health and nutrition, and how she got into this line of work.

We also talk about:

  • Reprogramming what we eat
  • Examples from different clients Dana James has seen
  • The role of metabolism with hormones
  • Paying attention to the gut microbiome
  • The subconscious and the role it plays
  • Stress reducing practices + your sense of self
  • What it’s like to work with Dana James
  • The archetypes for men

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