Here’s what happens when people stop using filters, and start getting real. Each week, your host Lauren will be interviewing different influential people from around the internet and asking them about how they manage their relationship with social media. The conversations are candid and unedited. You’ll hear from bloggers, influencers, actresses, singers, directors, podcasters, entrepreneurs and more. No one has it all figured out. These conversations with cure your FOMO and encourage you to confidently pursue your own dreams, whatever they may be.
Today we are joined by the baddest babe I know, Kandi Steiner. Kandi is a super prolific, self-published angsty romance author. She's just published her 18th book! The career she has built for herself and the community she has cultivated around it is nothing short of amazing. Kandi is 1,000% herself and gets real with us about following her dreams, trusting her intuition and finding her voice. If you've ever wanted to pursue your passion and didn't feel confident enough to take that leap of faith, this conversation with Kandi will give you the loving shove you've been waiting for. She also is offering a sweet little giveaway at the end of the episode, so stay tuned for that!
Saying YES to your passions
Doing the work until the thing gets done
Finding your own place and maximizing your presence
Sharing authentically, knowing your tribe is listening and needs your voice
Honoring your past self and thanking her for getting you here now
Having a love-hate relationship with social media
Taking the time to look back on the long road you've walked to get to where you are
Appreciating your hard work, celebrating your wins and having the confidence to know you deserve it
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Read Kandi's latest release, Manhattan, the third in her Becker Brothers series
Today we are speaking to Cassandra Eldridge, the beautiful mind behind The Calm Collective, a lifestyle blog and podcast dedicated to simplicity and creating your best life through wellness and mindful living.
In today's conversation, we get into all sorts of things, but we continue finding our way back to the idea of boundaries and why they are so important in creating and living your best life. We also discuss how social media fits into a mindful and minimalist lifestyle. Social media is the antithesis of minimalism. Its noise and flash and clutter. I am asking Cassandra how she manages to coexist with this technology in a way that is harmonious with her minimalist lifestyle.
What I love most about Cassandra and this conversation, in particular, is that everything we discuss is so actionable. You can start implementing each idea into your routine today. And that type of inspired action is exactly what we all need right now as we embark on this new year and a new decade.
Tapping in our worth and setting boundaries, because we can't have one without the other
Developing and setting firm boundaries based on our own individual needs
Getting a clear vision as to what our needs are so we can start building a lifestyle to suit them
Protecting our energy and boundaries by doing the oftentimes very difficult thing of saying NO or removing ourselves from toxic situations and relationships
Practicing flexibility within the confines of our boundaries through life's inevitable transitions, shifts, and changes
Going with the flow and non-attachment
Making intentional choices regarding all aspects of life (purchases, opportunities, relationships, etc.)
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Lacy Phillips- https://tobemagnetic.com/
I can't say enough good things about today's guest. She's talented, hilarious, brilliant, gorgeous. She may very well be an alien from another planet.
Today I am sharing a candid conversation with Courntey Dlugos. Courtney is an actor, writer, and content creator out in LA. We get into everything in this episode. From her childhood in West Virginia to pursue her career, to managing the pressures of Hollywood. She's such a real, down to earth chick and I can't fcking wait for you to hear from her.
Some things we cover:
Honoring your talent
Trusting your gut
Honing your craft
Putting yourself out there
Cultivating real connections
This is one of my favorite episodes so far! I was pretty into Courtney before we spoke, but once we got done with our conversation I was completely sprung on this girl. I know you will be, too.
Press play + enjoy!
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Today's guest is one of my favorite people on the internet, the hilarious Julie Burton. Julie is a mom, humor writer and truth-teller. She was such a pleasure to chat with and our conversation was full of real talk and valuable insights. She is a humorist who writes parenting content online. We get into how she got her start, how she manages life online and how her two teenaged daughters are an endless source of content. Join us as we get to know each other and have a frank discussion about showing up on the internet and creating community. Julie's advice: you've got to be relatable, you've got to be honest, and you've got to be brave.
How one article started her writing career
Parenting teenage girls
Deciding what parts of our lives to share online
The importance of authenticity when showing up online
Writing to tell the truth
Being a voice for parents with older children
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Today's guest is Ali Katz. She is a meditation coach who teaches people how to incorporate the tools of meditation and energy clearing into their daily lives. The best part is that she does it in a way that makes it all so accessible. She's so easy to talk to, super down to earth and relatable, and she makes this whole "meditation" thing seem really easy to get into. We discuss her philosophy of "following the universe's breadcrumbs" and pursuing what you feel called to do. We also explore the idea that meditation practice doesn't suddenly make you a zen person all the time, but it does shorten your recovery time after you are triggered. If you're at all curious about incorporating these sort of practices into your lifestyle, listen to this episode. You'll be able to make that change, today. We also end the call with a really powerful, but super simple, guided breathing meditation. So stick around for that!
Leaning into the impermanence
Exploring our interests and passions
Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into daily life
Consuming less and experiencing more
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Hey guys, it's me, Lauren! I'm the host of the Perfcked Podcast. I just came back from the 7-day social media detox challenge that I hosted. And I'm here to talk about it. Today's episode, I am focusing specifically on what we need to do once we're back on social media. Setting. Boundaries. Let's get into it.
Reflecting on the 7-day social media detox
How to reintegrate once we sign back online
Making social media a safe space
Finding your people and showing up for them
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Today's guest is very near and dear to my heart. Hilary Pearlson, the brilliant magic woman behind The Dreamerie, speaks to us about learning how to listen to your body before it gives you a wake-up call. She shares candidly about her health journey, which has taken her life in directions she had never expected. But she's gained so much from the experience, and now she's sharing those learnings by way of teaching. Her mission is to teach others how to become their own healers. This conversation was so impactful and healing. Hilary is extraordinary and I know listeners will come away feeling empowered and inspired.
Listening to our bodies
Prioritizing our health
Learning to slow down
Diving into our own personal brand of spirituality
Becoming our own healers
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Kate Crocco is a psychotherapist, published author and confidence & mindset coach. She helps ambitious female leaders uncover what’s been holding them back, works through those blocks (or limiting beliefs), and helps them step into a true CEO mindset. She is a badass boss babe and I had so much fun chatting with her about her story. It took lots of twists and turns, but it all ended up taking her where she needed to go. This episode is full of valuable insight into how to shift your mindset and perspective and judge your reality with clearer eyes.
How to notice our blocks and limiting beliefs
Mastering our mindset
What we think, we become
Balancing motherhood and personhood
Trusting life's twists and turns
Finding your tribe
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PRE-ORDER KATE'S NEW BOOK "THINKING LIKE A BOSS" LAUNCHING FEB. 2020
Today we are hearing from Nicole who is bringing the real talk (and the real food) to an Instagram near you. You may know Nicole from her popular food blog, lettuceturniptheeats.com. She just launched the very badass NWBulk Market, an online farmers market full of incredible small + local businesses. We get into all of that, plus being a working mama, navigating the online landscape and finding your tribe. This girl is the real deal and she doesn't sugar coat anything (except apparently Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi which she somehow made into a dessert dish and I died).
You can't determine health by how someone looks
Being healthy is a lifestyle, not a strict diet
The difference between whole foods and "healthy foods"
Quality of quantity when it comes to social media
Balancing motherhood, a fulltime job and pursuing your passions
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On today's episode, we have Landis, the therapist to the brides. She has started her own private practice, Aisletalk, offering therapy and counseling to brides and anyone who is about to participate in a wedding. It is a brilliant idea and I'm so excited for you all to hear more about it. We discuss following life's zigzagging path and trusting wherever it's leading us. We also discover that we have very, very different memories of how we met and who we were in high school. I love her, you'll love, it's truly impossible not to love her.
Knowing what you want and knowing that might change
Trusting those intuitive hits
Feeling confident about an idea and running with it
Filling your own cup so you can show up for the people who need you
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In this episode, your host Lauren is introducing herself and the idea behind her new podcast. She shares why she started this show and why it’ll be valuable to YOU, the listener.
You may know Lauren from her blog, MyBrandOfHappy.com, where she explores the intersection of mental health and social media use. Lauren has decided to take the trial and error approach to self-help and she shares her findings through her blog and social media channels.
Each week, Lauren will be interviewing different influential people from around the internet and asking them about how they manage their relationship with social media. The conversations are candid and unedited. You’ll hear from bloggers, influencers, actresses, singers, directors, podcasters and entrepreneurs. Here is what happens when people stop using filters and start getting real.
The Perfcked Podcast is a show about real people, talking about real life, in real time. Everyone has a story to share, and the more stories we hear the more connected we become. And if we need anything right now, it’s more human connection. Enjoy!