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Give A Damn

Give A Damn

By Alana Weinroth
A podcast that intentionally and mindfully explores life’s common challenges, in order to break down the barriers between us and become the best version of yourself.
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Give A Damn

Give A Damn: The Final Episode
After a year and a half, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that the Give A Damn podcast is ending…for now. The Give A Damn brand will continue on in the form of yoga, merch, and new things to come! I am excited to explore new ways to serve you all and remind you that you are not alone in anything that you go through. This community will always be here for you to come back and access. I am always here for you if you need me. Please follow my Instagram page @alanaweinroth for updates and news on what’s to come. I love you, and as always…give a damn about your community, give a damn about your neighbor, but most importantly, give a damn about your damn self!
August 09, 2021
Dasha Glozman: Redefining the American Dream
On today’s episode, I sit down with friend, fellow yogi, and health coach, Dasha Glozman. Tune in as we talk about redefining the American Dream as going after your passion and what makes you the happiest. Learn about her journey through corporate America to ultimately quitting her job to pursue a health coaching career called The Balanced Method. To learn more, visit her page at @dashaglozman
July 20, 2021
How Your Thoughts Create Your Reality
On today’s episode, I come to you from the hills of Laguna Beach, walking in nature. Post massage/healing session, I reflect on the ways our thoughts spiral and can create an alternate reality for us. Right now, more than ever, I notice that we all are struggling with creating a new reality and how to re emerge into the world. I provide helpful tools on recognizing those thoughts and taming them to live our happiest, most abundant lives!
June 15, 2021
Friendship Break Ups- How to Know When it’s Time to Move On.
On today’s episode I am talking about friendship break ups. Pandemic life changed so many of us, and some of the things that fit before, no longer are serving us. How do you know when that applies to a friendship and how do you navigate that tricky space? I’ll talk through all the ways to navigate that in a healthy way!
May 25, 2021
Scott Taylor Jr: How to Manifest More Money!
On today’s episode I interview financial advisor and money guru, Scott Taylor Jr. Tune in to hear all about working through our limiting beliefs on money and how to start making the money of your dreams! @scottietaylorjr
May 04, 2021
It’s OK To Let Yourself Feel Blah RN
Todays episode is a bit of an open heart discussion. After a year of pandemic pivot and hustle, a lot of us are feeling a little worn down as the world opens back up. This is an episode of holding space and discussing why it’s ok to give yourself time to rest.
April 19, 2021
Why Are We All Burning Out?
We have to stop glorifying hustle culture because guess what it leads to? BURNOUT! On today’s episode I am going to unpack hustle culture, why we are all burning out right now, and how to create self care cures!
March 31, 2021
Girl Talk Pt.3: Back with Cass & Ash
We are continuing the girl talk conversation today with Cass & Ash. Tune in as we dive back into the mysteries of being a thirty-something woman.
March 17, 2021
Girl Talk: Wives & Moms Tell All
We continue on our mini series of Girl Talk discussions, this time from the perspective of women who are married and women who have children. Join me, Lilah Richcreek, and Courtney Owens for a tell all conversation about navigating marriage, children, and all the in between we don’t talk about.
March 09, 2021
Mark Birnbaum: Giving What You Got
On today’s episode I interview Mark Birnbaum, my friend, and Co-Founder of the mega successful and star studded Catch Hospitality Group. Tune in as we talk about how to give back to your community most effectively and the massive way that Mark employed staff and fed the homelessness with just one small idea.
February 22, 2021
Girl Talk: With Cass & Ash
Happy Valentines Day, friends! In honor of this holiday, I am bringing you a very special episode with two special friends, Cassidy Thompson and Ashley Capurro. We polled all of you to find out what topics you wanted women to discuss more, that you felt uncomfortable talking about or just alone in your struggles with, and we dug into them for you. You might want to have a drink in your hand for this one! It’s getting REAL!
February 14, 2021
Sam Heumann: Breaking Down Habits with Habit Lab
On today’s episode I brought Sam Heumann back to the podcast. You may remember Sam from Season 1, a wholistic health coach and barre instructor. Well today she is back sharing all about her new program called Habit Lab. Tune in to hear about why she created this program and why breaking habits has nothing to do with how strong or dedicated we are to ourselves, and everything to do with psychology and tiny steps toward a bigger goal.
January 26, 2021
Contemplating the Meaning of Life
On today’s episode I am going deep...we are exploring the meaning of life. Between the pandemic, a new year, and some recent books I’ve been reading, I realize that the meaning of life isn’t what I thought it was all my life, which is to be happy. I realize that it is to stay present in the Now. Tune in as we dive deep and get emotional together.
January 17, 2021
Kelli Jackson: Turning a Corner Store into a Canvas
On today’s episode I interview Kelli Jackson. Kelli is the second generation owner of Hank’s Mini Market located in the Hyde Park community of South Central Los Angeles. Tune in to hear about her journey from getting an Art degree at USC, to ultimately following her calling of taking over the family business and turning it into a gathering place for the community and a bright spot in the neighborhood.
January 10, 2021
Ashley Capurro: Saying Yes to Yourself
On today’s episode, I sat down with Personal Development Coach, Ashley Capurro. Tune in as Ashley and I discuss her personal journey to self discovery and why it’s important for women to be honest and vulnerable. Learn how she now helps women overcome stress and anxiety and coaches them to get unstuck to find purpose and fulfillment so they can create the life of their freakin dreams.
January 03, 2021
Goodbye 2020...Bring on 2021!
On today’s episode of the podcast, I decided to close out the year with a New Years reflection episode. Tune in as I talk through the ways that I like to close out a year, and set myself up for successful for the coming year! Lord knows we need all the extra intention setting we can get!
December 27, 2020
Kristine Carlson: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
On today’s episode, I sit down with the legendary Kristine Carlson. Kristine is a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker of the book series Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. Over the past two decades, Kris and her late husband Richard have sold more than 30 million books worldwide. She has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show,Good Morning America, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Tune in as she shares her journey with grief and now she cracked herself open to her life’s purpose, and how she lives her life not sweating the small stuff for optimum happiness and joy.
December 20, 2020
Reinventing December: 11 Ways to Thrive During the Lockdown
When we got news of the second Covid wave and lockdown in California, my good friend and personal trainer, Cassidy Thompson, reached out to me and we decided to make a plan to support our communities. We made a list of 11 ways to not only stay sane this last month of 2020, but THRIVE! Tune in as we talk through our 11 concepts and don’t forget to have a pen and paper to take notes!
December 13, 2020
Holding Strong to Self Love When in Relationships
QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be releasing one episode a week for the month of December to support our community during this next phase of shutdown. Hope this helps just a little 😊 On today’s episode, I am talking about how we tend to get insecure when we’re dating. I explore the ways we question our worth and can get knocked off our self love mission and give you 5 helpful tools to help stay strong, confident, and grounded.
December 06, 2020
I’m Back!: The Importance of Healing Mind, Body, and Soul
I’m back, you guys! Let’s embark on a new season together, literally and figuratively. We are all still learning how to cope with new obstacles and realities, and for me, I needed to take a break for social and podcasting and do some healing work in order to get the tools and clarity to share with you all. Today I am back launching season 2, which has a new bi-weekly release schedule, sharing with you what I did to care for myself over the last 2 months, in hopes it inspires you. Enjoy!
November 22, 2020
End of Season One: Taking Time to Heal
Today is a very special episode. With my heart on my sleeve and no script, I am putting a close to our first season of the podcast. With a little hiatus, I am intentionally taking time to heal, process, give back to our community, and come back with a fresh perspective and inspirational content. I will see you all soon!
September 18, 2020
Monique Iniguez: On What You Should Know About Human Trafficking
On today’s episode, I sit down with Covenant House’s Human Trafficking Case Manager, Monique Iniguez. Monique Iniguez was born and raised in California, In 2010 she began to learn about the issue of human trafficking and started attending task force meetings to become more educated on the issue. In 2012 Monique moved to Los Angeles to work with survivors of human trafficking and by the end of 2016 Monique became the program director of a human trafficking residential program. Over the course of the last 8 years Monique has not only worked in a residential setting with survivors but has also been a part of a street outreach team. She has participated in numerous special operations with the FBI, law enforcement, and Homeland Security. In September of 2018 Moniquetransitioned to the Covenant House and is now their Human Trafficking Case Manager. Tune in to conversation as we discuss all the important things we should know about Human Trafficking and we break down the myths around this very hard topic.
September 13, 2020
Why Gratitude is the Most Important Part of your Day
On today’s episode I am talking about the most important part of your day: gratitude. Tune in as I talk through why I think everyone should have a daily gratitude practice, the studies that prove it, and then break down how to do gratitude most effectively.
September 06, 2020
Rikki Mendias: On Spreading Love and Connection One Pair of Sneakers at a Time
On today’s episode of the podcast I interview the amazing and inspiring Rikki Mendias. Rikki is the Founder and CEO of HavASole, a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to provide the homeless and at risk youth population with quality footwear to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent disease, while fostering a sense of community along the way. Tune in as Rikki talks about his upbringing and how it inspired him to start HavASole and the all the reasons he has made this his life’s mission.
August 30, 2020
Melissa Ellingson: On Optimizing your Health from the Inside Out
On today’s episode I am interviewing Melissa Ellingson. Born and raised in Seattle, Melissa has lived “the dream”, living in both NYC and LA and working high profile jobs in fashion and events. However, after encountering a health battle and finding holistic healing methods, Melissa became fascinated with the world of clean and holistic wellness. Tune in as Melissa talks about some of the big things we can change now, and how to clean up your life from the inside out!
August 23, 2020
Birthday Reflection: Thirty-three years of life lessons.
On today’s episode I reflect on the life lessons that I have learned over the span of my life, as I celebrated my birthday this week. I share the 8 most important lessons I have learned that I use as my guiding principles.
August 09, 2020
Shannon Morton: On Black Women Leading
On today’s episode I interview writer/producer/activist/ organizer Shannon Morton. Shannon has spent most of her career working in tv and film, and her love of storytelling drew her to writing courses at UCLA extension and ultimately producing her own web series. Through all that, Shannon has always been an activist for BLM. After the most recent racially charged deaths, her heart for social justice moved her to start her own non profit called Black Women Lead, which is focused on equal justice for black people and the preservation of black lives. Tune in as we talk through her journey, what Black Women Lead is doing in the community, and why she believes black women leaders could change our world.
August 02, 2020
The Year of Wonder: Questioning More and Answering Less
On today’s episode I explore the concept of wondering. Inspired by my friend and GAD podcast guest, morgxn, and his newest song called wonder, I propose a year of questioning more and searching for answers less to help us all navigate the second half of this uncertain year. I wonder what you’ll think of this...
July 26, 2020
Sam Heumann: On Holistic Wellness & Prioritizing Yourself
Tune in today’s episode where I interview friend and holistic wellness coach Sam Heumann, founder of HumanlyWell. Sam started HumanlyWell to help her clients make wellness-driven decisions that align with their health goals. As a holistic wellness coach, she provides support, education, and accountability in developing a framework for them to lead a healthier life with a focus on mindfulness, nutrition, and fitness. Tune in to our conversation as we break down the myths about diet and exercise and explore all the other factors like stress and sleep that play a critic role in our wellness.
July 19, 2020
Identity Crisis: Finding your true identity vs. external identity.
On today’s episode, we are talking about how we form our identities. We discuss the difference between external and internal identities and I give you tools to start taping deeper into your true self versus letting the external world define you.
July 12, 2020
Dr. Cynthia Ganote: On Racism and Systems of Oppression.
On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing my favorite college professor Dr. Cynthia Ganote. Dr. Ganote has been teaching about race, class, gender and sexual inequality for the past 20 years at Saint Marys College of California and most recently at the University of Louisville. Join us as she educates us through her sociology lens on BLM movement, white privilege, and intersectional systems of oppression.
July 05, 2020
Manifestation & the Power of Controlling your Thoughts
In today’s episode I share my take on manifestation. Siting the great Dr. Joe Dispenza, I talk through his principles on thought and feeling control and how that understanding ultimately sets you up for manifesting a big abundant life.
June 28, 2020
Georgi Kay: On Beating To Her Own Drum.
Join me as I interview Grammy nominated, multi-ARIA and APRA award winning singer-songwriter Georgi Kay. Tune in as we talk about growing up in Australia, coming out to her family, and how she’s never let herself fit into one bucket and continues to explore her creativity and talents.
June 14, 2020
Brit Moore Gilmore: On Racial Injustice and Homeless Workforce Initiative
On today’s episode I interview former Giving Keys President Brit Moore Gilmore. Recorded weeks before our nations uprise for equality, Brit talks about her passion for racial equity within our country, as well as within the workforce. Recently leaving Giving Keys she turned her focus to systems change work, and is currently scaling the model to get hundred of people transitioning out of homelessness back into the workforce.
June 07, 2020
Eric Rias: On Making Your Mess Your Message
On today’s episode I sit down with Eric Rias, a coach pretend, pretend writer, and the host of the Hearts Over Everything podcast. Tune in as Eric talks openly about his journey with addiction, sobriety, and how we found redemption in a life of service and love.
May 31, 2020
Less Fixing, More Filtering: Finding new ways to cope.
In today's episode I am talking with you about something I have learned a lot about lately, and that is how to cope. As things have spiraled in our lives to a new level of lack of control, all of us control freaks out there need to find new ways to process things. I talk about the theory that everything is figureoutable and how to switch your mindset from controlling to careful processing. This new switch will help you not only to relieve stress in your life, but also to create healthier habits that go far beyond quarantine. 
May 24, 2020
Aubree Nichols: On Finding True Self Love
Tune in as I talk to the amazing Aubree Nichols about her journey and experience with finding true, unconditional self-love. Aubree is a feminine feminist that believes self love heals all. Her writing has been featured in The Week, Observer, and Elite Daily making her a resonant voice in the self-love movement, which she believes is the ultimate love story. She has a M.A. in Organizational Change and cultivates community and creativity within organizations with her proprietary workshop, Stoked! Sit back, get out your journal, and enjoy this beautiful conversational.
May 17, 2020
Kevin Francis: On A Life vs. A Lifestyle
Today I sit down with my friend and generational influencer Kevin Francis. Kevin is a shepherd, a preacher, a speaker, a musician, and a mentor. Tune in as we talk about faith, finding your spiritual home, and learning the difference between living a life and living a lifestyle.
May 10, 2020
Finding Happiness: The lies we tell ourself and how to actually be happy.
In this episode I talk about happiness. The one thing that everyone wants to attain but we don’t always know how to get there. Today I go over all the ways we try to cheat our way there and what things in life ACTUALLY make us happy.
May 03, 2020
Slowing Down: How to avoid burnout and create healthy habits.
I had planned to do an episode about slowing down and avoiding burnout long before the pandemic hit, so it felt even more right to cover this topic now. In today’s episode I talk about how we can set ourselves up for success to notice burnout sooner after life goes back to normal.
April 26, 2020
morgxn: On the great slow down and how to embrace the process of finding your own way.
On today’s episode I have a conversation with my dear friend morgxn. morgxn is a musician with over 3m views on YouTube on his hit song “home”. morgxn is also an all around beautiful human, soul, advocate, and humanitarian. Check out our conversation on life, pandemic, and finding your own way.
April 19, 2020
Missy Modell: On following your heart & turning your passion into a business.
On today’s episode I am interviewing my dear friend and absolute soul sister Missy Modell. Missy is a pop parody artist and the founder of YES MAM - a creative consulting agency focused on socially conscious brands. We discuss spiritual practices, self care, and how to find the belief in yourself to start your own business.
April 12, 2020
You Are Not Your Thoughts: How to overcome limiting beliefs.
Today we unpack the concept “you are not your thoughts”. Limiting beliefs can hold us back our whole lives, so while we are home and have the space to process, I teach you an exercise on working through and overcoming limiting beliefs.
April 06, 2020
Being Ok With NOT Being Ok: How to move through the stages of grief we’re experiencing.
Everyone is moving through a space of unknown right now. Each week is different, each day is different, HECK, each hour is different. So today I talk about being ok with not being ok and how to honor our feelings in a healthy way and move through the stages of grief we are in.
March 29, 2020
Week One Down: What did we learn?
We may have thought we had a plan last week, but a lot has changed. Today I talk about finding the true message in this social distancing time, how you can take advantage of the space the Universe is giving us, and some recommendations on who to follow to stay healthy.
March 22, 2020
Who’s Got Lemons?: When shit doesn’t go according to plan.
There’s an elephant in the room and everyone is talking about it... Corona Virus! So let’s talk about it. Today I discuss how we can learn to see this time as an opportunity to slow down and reflect on the way we’ve always done things.
March 14, 2020
Nick Perdomo: On why joy feels different on & off the yoga mat.
On this episode, I do my first interview with my dear friend Nick Perdomo. Nick is a brilliant yogi and yoga teacher and one of the people in my life who inspires me the most. We discuss his upbringing in Venice, CA, his journey in becoming a true yogi, and discovering a life of purpose and mindfulness.
March 08, 2020
Do Unto Others: Stopping the ish talking.
Today we are going to discuss the importance of giving a damn about other people. We get to the root of why we talk ish about people and go over some easy tools to stop the cycle of negative energy output.
March 01, 2020
The importance of personal boundaries.
On today’s episode I am talking about personal boundaries. I discuss why we need them, why so few of us have them, and how to start implementing them into your life before burnout hits.
February 23, 2020
Sharing my journey
On today’s episode, I share with you all my journey in finding myself and following my heart. I share this today so that my listeners can better understand why this is so important to me and why I started this podcast.
February 16, 2020
Viewing obstacles as growth vs. detriments.
In this episode, I discuss the choice we all have to view obstacles that come up as opportunities for growth. Obstacles can get us stuck or hold us back from accomplishing our goals if we don’t prepare for them. I talk through each stage of facing obstacles and how to reframe your mindset to show up with grace and move through stronger.
February 09, 2020
Not feeling like you’re enough.
In my very first episode, I explore the one thing that has held me back from starting this podcast, and that is not feeling like enough. I discuss all the things that make us feel like we’re not good enough and what techniques we can use to get over that feeling and love ourselves for who we are.
January 28, 2020