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The HYE Life Podcast

The HYE Life Podcast

By Meredith Wadsworth
The HYE Life is about Honoring Yourself Everyday. In essence, this is about tuning out the noise, and tuning in to yourself-- not who others expect you to be or who you used to be, but who you are now, with the understanding that that determines who you become and the life you continue to lead. Whether you have 10 minutes or 2 hours, whether you're looking to improve upon your health, mindset, wealth, general wellbeing, or simply want to expand your relationship to your self and those around you, this podcast has something for everyone. Ready to feel the HYE? Let's dive in.

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056 // Take Charge Of Your Life through Eastern Medicine with Dr. Bita Yadidi

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074 // Vulnerability, Authenticity and Oversharing
Vulnerability is of integral importance in our lives and personal development. While often seen as a weakness, vulnerability is an incredible strength and is often that "missing piece" in relationships that allows us to be fully authentic and understood-- when shared in the right way.  Vulnerability not only forges deeper connections with those we entrust with our truth, but it allows us to begin to integrate into our identities the very parts of ourselves we have felt ashamed of or abandoned, and gives others the permission (they've been unwittingly seeking outside of themselves) to do the same. That said, as publicly sharing vulnerability is becoming more of a thing, it's common to feel pressure to be vulnerable for the sake of being seen as "authentic," but if we aren't respectful of boundaries or sharing with the right intentions, we can end up oversharing and causing more harm than healing-- for yourself and for those you are trying to connect with or serve. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email  
27:27
June 9, 2021
073 // Conscious Creativity
When was the last time you created just for the sake of creation, without all the pressure that comes with needing it to be a “good idea,” visually pleasing, or profitable? For many, we lose touch with our inner creator when we reach that certain point in our youth where the world suddenly asks more of us than to simply experience the joys and wonders it has to offer; when we are told to leave our imagined worlds behind and come back to reality; when we aren’t recognized by institutions or society at large as “artistically inclined,” and so we are told to spend our time and efforts on something more lucrative. And even for those who have the natural talent, the pressure to make something of oneself through their art is often enough to disconnect them from it. But creation isn’t reserved for the artistically talented, nor is it restricted to sensory mediums. We create every day with our thoughts, choices, and actions that make up our life experience, and when we are blocked or stifled creatively, we become blocked in our lives. Reconnecting with and nurturing your inner creative is vital to allow for greater self-expression and self-awareness, and as a result, a sense of empowerment, purpose and autonomy in creating an aligned and authentic reality for yourself. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
34:36
June 1, 2021
072 // Relate By Design: Human Design w. Brigit Ritchie
This episode welcomes to the show Human Design expert Brigit Ritchie to walk us through the basics of HD and how we can harness its offerings to honor our individuality and build stronger relationships. According to Ritchie, Human Design is a lens through which we honor our unique wiring, create space to own our truth and accept others more fully, and find enjoyment in taking the risk to live from your wiring so you can connect and contribute to your greater community. By understanding your design, which is your unique energy flow, you will feel more connected in your relationships and do your best work from a place of intuitive abundance. I highly recommend checking out your own Human Design chart as you listen, and then booking a session with Brigit! She offers free 20-min consultations, as well. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review and share with others! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1 to cultivate greater levels of confidence, resourcefulness, creativity, emotional resilience, and feel more embodied. Learn more about how to Work with me. Episode Links: // Follow Brigit on Instagram @brigit_ritchie // Her website Relational-design.com // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Work with me for 1-1 holistic wellbeing + life coaching // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
01:09:16
May 24, 2021
071 // Navigating Resistance: When to Lean In or Walk Away
Is resistance a good or bad thing? What about "taking the path of least resistance?" When taking action or saying yes to an opportunity causes feelings of fear and discomfort to arise, it can be hard to know whether to lean in or walk away. Is this fear coming up because the situation requires me to be vulnerable? To try something new? To put myself out there in a way that is stretching my comfort zone? Or is this my intuition telling me to get the hell out, because this is not meant for me? That this could be harmful to myself or others? That this is not true to who I am?  This is a topic that always comes up with my private coaching clients, and there is a simple process to getting clear on what these feelings are trying to tell you.  If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
29:20
May 11, 2021
070 // My One-Year HA Recovery Update + Reflections
It's been one year since I first recovered my cycle, so I thought I'd share an update on how things are going! If you are also experiencing or recovering from HA, it's important to remember that recovery extends beyond getting your cycle back, and that long-term healing takes time, grace, and a boatload of self-compassion. I share my story in the hopes that it provides some comfort, relief, and support for you in whatever challenge you're currently facing, health or otherwise. There is always an opportunity to grow. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
38:17
April 30, 2021
069 // Bonus Interview: My Self-Healing Story
This bonus episode is a re-air of my interview on the podcast Pick A Topic with Leah Rice aired Jan 31, 2021. Leah interviewed me on my own self-healing story, from how I first got into health coaching and how that has shifted into the kind of self-healing and holistic life coaching that I do now; my journey through restrictive dieting from a young age, body image, and healing my relationship with food and movement; finding my true self and authentic voice throughout this process and how it has expanded my entire world.  *Minor edits have been made for length, and original episode can be found here. If you enjoyed this episode (or any episode you've heard so far), please take a moment to leave a 5-star review. It would mean so much to me, and it would help to get this free resource to reach other listeners and create a greater impact. Thank you! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
01:06:31
April 10, 2021
068 // Intentional Mornings for Hormone Healing + Quantity vs. Quality for Perfectionists
The first half of the episode covers some morning habits I've adapted for healthier hormones, including the benefits of morning sunlight exposure and the importance of eating breakfast for metabolic healing and re-regulating your hunger signals after restrictive habits.  Then we shift gears and get into the "quantity vs. quality" mindset when it comes to doing the scary thing of putting your work out into the world, especially when you're a recovering perfectionist like yours truly! If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
24:16
April 2, 2021
067 // Perfectionism + Catching Stealthy Expectations
We all have expectations that we set for ourselves, for situations, and for others. As humans, we have the incredible power of imagination. We dream and we tell stories, automatically creating a set of ideals for how things and people ought to be... how they “should” be. Some of the time, we can catch our expectations and recognize when they aren't realistic or fair, but not always. And it's those subtle expectations-- the stealthy ones-- that go under our radar and no longer feel like expectations but feel like facts. These are the most dangerous to our wellbeing, our self worth, our goals, and our relationships. This episode covers how to go about catching our perfectionism and expectations before they take over our behavior, relationships, goals, and ultimately our lives. These tools and takeaways will help you to not only unpack your anxiety and difficult emotions, but be more present and compassionate towards ourselves and others. Practicing Intentional Imperfection Conditional action Calling yourself out with self-compassion The difference between normal and stealthy expectations The root of blame/guilt/resentment/frustration Creating false narratives around unmet expectations, assumption and perception 4 questions to catch your expectations / storylines LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
34:30
March 26, 2021
066 // Indulging in Your Overwhelm
When we find ourselves overwhelmed, stuck or continuing to bump up against a problem that won't go away, it can be worth looking at how these situations may be subconsciously serving us. Find out why you might be creating and choosing to indulge in your overwhelm or undesirable situation in order to get to the real root of the matter. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review! And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
19:56
March 19, 2021
065 // Looking at What's Behind Your Productivity Rut
This is a topic that comes up all the time in my client sessions, and is something we all go through every now and then. The key is (as with pretty much everything we do here on The HYE Life) to look at what is going on beneath the surface. This episode offers two important aspects of what is happening to us energetically and mentally when we are going through a period of feeling stuck, unmotivated, uninspired, and unproductive, and offers a way to move through with self-compassion and grace. If you're enjoying the podcast, please take a moment to leave a review!  And if you're wanting to get even more out of our time together, I'd love to work with you 1-1. Work with me! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
20:10
February 17, 2021
060 // Recover Your Periods and Your Life w. Dani Sheriff
After discovering that her "healthy" habits were actually the cause of her absent cycles (hypothalamic amenorrhea), Dani Sheriff began channeling her frustration with societal expectations on women's bodies through her childhood hobby: drawing and illustration. She quickly learned that there was a need to help other women with HA and share her own experience, and The HA Podcast was born. Soon after, she created The HA Society, an online membership community offering support, guidance, and tools for women recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea. In this epic discussion, I share reflections on my recovery journey as we dive into Danny's story, how she not only recovered her periods but her life, and turned her experience into a career.   We also get into...  How creativity helped me in my own journey Releasing the limiting belief that doing the easy thing is a cop out A tangent on why finding your "talents" should be taken off a pedestal The importance of community and support in this healing journey Her membership community, The HA Society, and what its all about How HA is becoming more and more well-known, and the information is consistent: trust your body and nourish it properly. How expanding her life outside of food + fitness was the key to her recovery and tapping into her aligned self Breaking up with "fitness" as an identity Getting pregnant after HA and the expectations fitness marketing places on women's pregnancy bodies Recovery and dating/marriage How recovery opens you up to more opportunities, relationships and deeper connection and compassion How recovery made us better people Getting stuck in quasi-recovery Reprograming restrictive food thoughts Slip ups and letting go of perfectionism in recovery  Episode Links:  // Follow Dani on Instagram @danisheriff  // The HA Podcast // No Period Now What Facebook group // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
57:37
February 16, 2021
064 // Growth Grief
“There is a grief that occurs in your healing. They don’t talk about that so much. It’s a messy, complicated, beautiful and raw place, To have so much unconditional love for the person you once were, a person who wanted to be anybody but themselves.”— excerpt from a little personal reading I give during the episode (let me know if you like when I do these!) Grief has a very heavy and often negative connotation, and understandably so. In the thick of it, it weighs on you like sandbags tied to your ankles. But it's when we try to ignore our grief, when we trudge forward without pausing to really embrace it and feel it, that our journey is slowed and we drag our feet— and our past. But if there’s anything that my self-healing process has shown me, time and again, its that grief is good. It has so much to reveal to you. Sit with it, and you’ll see that it isn’t sand bags on your ankles, but a shoreline showing you the horizon, calling you to be fully present to the beauty that is caught in the inbetween, of the day that is setting, and the next that will come to rise. This episode is for those who need to hear it most, and to know you aren’t alone. Grief— whether for your past self, for your past relationship, for your old dreams— can feel really isolating. but when we open our hearts to it and don’t close it off to others, it can be a place of profound connection, compassion, and more love than you knew you were capable of. LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
28:10
February 9, 2021
063 // Perfectionism + Perseverance: Push Through Doubt, Redefine "Success," and Stop Making It All About You
This special episode features audio from a coaching session with one of my private 1:1 clients who was coming up against fears and doubts around pushing her comfort zone, trying something new, and going after her goals of teaching yoga. Our session covered several powerful (yet extremely common!) limiting beliefs within the realm of perfectionism and how we shape our identity (and ultimately our worth) around our work, productivity, and outcomes.  Perfectionism may be holding you back from showing up and doing scary things Pushing through doubts, fear, and calling out limiting beliefs Redefining "success" and how you identity with your work Feeling multi-passionate, not having "a thing" and not sure what to pursue How putting pressure on something you love changes the energy you bring to it How to take the pressure off by stop making it about yourself. If you enjoyed this episode, you'd love coaching! Learn more LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my bi-wekkyl-ish HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
30:58
January 29, 2021
062 // To Do More, or To Do Less?
Inspired by an unexpectedly uplifting conversation with an internet customer service representative, we talk about the concept of doing less in order to do more: doing less of what isn't serving you, to do more of what lights you up and moves you forward. We go over two simple yet incredibly powerful questions I love to ask my clients in order to recognize the ways in which we give up our power each day, both by doing more of what we don't want to do, and less of what we love. LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
22:05
January 18, 2021
061 // Self-Healing Through Releasing Diet + Fitness Culture
Self-healing is, in essence, healing your relationship with yourself. It is about uncovering and mending the beliefs that are forming the basis of your behaviors and lifestyle choices that aren't actually serving you.  For me, that meant shedding an identity that centered around nutrition and fitness culture-- two things that I thought were serving me, but were actually keeping me stuck in an unhealthy place and causing me to misplace my sense of self and self-worth.  If I could speak directly to my past self, this is what I would say. Because of that, this episode feels a bit scary to put out into the world because it is specific and vulnerable, but thats how I am hoping to connect with those who need to hear this message the most. If this resonates with you and you are looking for greater support in your self-healing journey, I invite you to work with me for private coaching. Head to my coaching page to submit the inquiry form, and we'll get started! LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my HYElights Newsletter // Have a question you want answered on the show? Send me an email
36:51
January 11, 2021
059 // 4 Simple + Effective Ways to Start Making Life Shifts
You know you want to make some changes, but you're overwhelmed at the idea and not sure where to start. One of the biggest things keeping people stuck where they are is the belief that they need to make big changes in order to experience a real shift in their lives. But the opposite is true-- the biggest shifts often come from the smallest of changes.  This episode walks you through 4 simple yet incredibly powerful ways to go about making shifts that feel doable and that you can implement right away. If you're new to me, to The HYE Life, to self-healing and personal development, start here. I recommend pairing this episode with my Take The HYE Road workbook and using this work as your launchpad for coming into alignment with your HYEr self.  LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready to shift your story and take charge of your journey? Work with me via 1-1 coaching + support // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
29:00
December 9, 2020
058 // The Practice of Embodiment with Riki Rosenthal @Riki_Wellness
Sometimes the best interview episodes are the ones where nothing is planned and we just roll with whatever is top of mind. That's exactly what you're getting in this chat with my dear friend and movement teacher/healer, Riki Rosenthal @Riki_Wellness. We met on our teacher training in Bali earlier this year (throwback to pre-Covid) and we've been supporting each other in our entrepreneurial and personal growth journeys ever since. I wanted to bring Riki onto the show because she is incredibly down to earth, so honest and real, and brings out the same in me. She happens to be an amazing yoga teacher, acupuncturist, and embodiment coach. We discuss all of this and more in this fun girls chat. Enjoy! We also get into... our experiences and perspectives on the pressures to be fit as movement teachers and wellness professionals how yoga has helped us to cultivate our true selves making your movement practice more intuitive the struggle for new yoga teachers during COVID times owning what you love and what you're good at while embracing being a forever student releasing perfectionism, showing up and taking messy inspired action experimentation and trying new things just for the hell of it, without needing something to come of it breaking the molds in personal brand-building finding multiple outlets for expression and embodying creativity why you don't HAVE to make your passion your job (if you don't want to) living in tune with your cycles as women her amazing Embodiment program to help introduce you to, understand, and be within your body Episode Links: // Follow Riki on Instagram @riki_wellness // Riki's website https://www.rikiwellness.com/ // Her Embodiment program // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // work with me for 1-1 coaching. Details and inquiry form here // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
57:47
December 3, 2020
057 // Why An Identity Crisis Is A Good Thing + How to Embrace It
Most of us find ourselves diving into our self development journeys after the catalyst of an identity crisis. And in the thick of that uncertainty, all of that questioning, all of that uprooting, it can be difficult to be present to the exponential growth that is taking place.  I have had my fair share of identity crises over the last few years: when I first realized I didn't want to work in fashion anymore; when I decided I wanted to start The HYE Life, and again with this podcast; when I realized I wanted to leave NYC and travel without any sort of plan; all throughout my recovery to regain my cycles and restore my relationship with food, exercise, and my body; when I decided to move back to Boston last month, all just to name just a few. And the thing about identity shifts is, once you have your first one, they just keep coming!  But today's episode talks about why this is not only a good thing, but a great thing, and something we can embrace with curiosity, appreciation, resilience, and excitement. As you dive deeper into your self-discovery, the more identity shifts you will encounter and the more aligned with your HYEr self you become.  We also mention... how you can have multiple relationships with the same person (or a place) over time why journaling and writing your thoughts down is so important and how it helps with meditation the 3 versions of you and why it's so important to integrate them  the discomfort and grief that comes with growth LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready for a Root Awakening and to shift your story? work with me for 12 weeks of personalized 1-1 coaching  // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
42:04
November 26, 2020
056 // Take Charge Of Your Life through Eastern Medicine with Dr. Bita Yadidi
The HYE Life is about honoring yourself every day. And by that, we refer to your whole Self, your entire Self-- mind, body, and spirit. One of the incredible benefits of working on your Self through a holistic and integrative lens is getting a variety of perspectives on your current situation or condition and the Self discovery that comes with it. Eastern medicine practices such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, while they work on the physical body, are rooted in spirituality and emotional wellbeing via the energetics of the body. THIS I find incredibly fascinating, and it made a profound impact on my own healing journey. Today's guest, Dr. Bita Yadidi, is a doctor of eastern medicine and owner of the Beverly Hills wellness clinic, Wellness To Be. She is helping busy, overwhelmed and stressed women worldwide through her in-person and virtual practice to find their unique path and experience a holistic lifestyle transformation - so they finally feel physically energized, mentally clear, emotionally grounded, spiritually attuned, and relationally connected. Episode Links: // Follow Dr. Bita on Instagram @drbitayadidi // Free meditation https://drbitayadidi.com/freemeditation // Her 12-week program Take Charge Of Your Life // Her clinic Wellness To Be // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // work with me for 1-1 life + self discovery coaching + book a free consultation //  The Intuitive Kitchen Guide // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
59:32
November 18, 2020
055 // Distraction vs. Healthy Distance on Your Healing Journey
While it's important to take the time to be with your emotions and understand them, sometimes what we really need is to take some space and perspective. But there is a fine line between taking healthy distance from your healing, and distracting yourself as a means of avoidance. Today's episode dives into the difference between the two, some examples of what they might look like, and why you don't have to wait until you're healed to find happiness.  LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Ready for a Root Awakening and to shift your story? work with me for 12 weeks of personalized 1-1 coaching // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
16:38
November 6, 2020
054 // Healing the Community Starts With Healing the Self w. BBP Eric Adams
Today's episode hyelights Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to share his healing journey that has extended into the healing of the community. We dive right in, covering everything from his experience with recovering from Type 2 diabetes through plant nutrition, his take on spirituality, and his efforts in office to bring greater access to lifestyle medicine to the community at large. We also discuss his experience working 20 years in the police force, including how he was one of the original advocates for police reform, and how we can all do our part in the building of healthier, stronger communities and, as a result, a healthier, stronger nation.  Also discussed: - gender roles we are told around health - the process of unlearning, reprioritizing, reexamining life itself - how stabilization of disease has lead to the normalization of disease - the narratives that we accept about our health - how a whole food, plant based diet returned his vision in 3 weeks! - “our spirit has an anatomy: I didn’t want to be physically obese or spiritually obese” - “we demonize the thought of the power of our own existence” - how the spiritual body feeds into the communal body - how he sees holistic health initiatives fitting into the community  - how this health epidemic is shining a light on our entire health care system - the importance of proactive education around healthy living within school systems and senior centers  - intersectional environmentalism - the civil rights organization he created while in the police force - how our neighborhoods are more broken than ever - the role of technology on this communication divide - “we look at the meanness on a national level, but on a local level, we are really just nasty to each other” - how we can get directly involved in our health and community reform Links: // Follow BP Eric Adams on Instagram @bkborohall //  Episode 44: The Healing Power of Carbs w. Diabetes Experts Robby Barbaro + Cyrus Khambatta // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // work with me + book a free consultation //  The Intuitive Kitchen Guide // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
35:37
October 20, 2020
053 // Life Update Episode! Honoring Your Internal + External Shifts
Dropping in with a life update episode! why I've been a bit MIA and sharing less than usual how my understanding and perspective on the world of "wellness" has shifted why it's always so important to look more deeply at the trends, general health guidance and research we all have to take responsibility for the messages we share and the way we share them hormone/period recovery update! I'm finally moving! the difference between expanding v. leaving your comfort zone Giving yourself permission to change your mind, your plans, your dreams Honoring the shifts within and without to release resistance ** Journal prompt: What narratives have you been telling yourself that no longer apply? LINKS: // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // work with me + book a free consultation //  The Intuitive Kitchen Guide // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
25:07
October 13, 2020
052 // Curating & Cultivating Your Aligned Home w. Jessie Ruane (@JessieFinds)
Following the idea that your thoughts create your reality, it comes as no surprise that your environment, and especially your home, becomes a reflection of your internal environment. And because we are energetic beings, we also easily absorb the energy of our environment, and thus our relationship with our home is just as important as any other. Creating an aligned home environment is something that takes time, attention, and love. It should be an expression of who you are, and what you're about! So with that in mind, today's guest is Jessie Ruane, aka @Jessiefinds, an actress and home decor genius based in Brooklyn. I stalked her TikTok and Instagram, and fell in love with her design ideas, totally doable DIYs, and budget-friendly finds (not to mention her positive energy!). So go check out her IG profile and tune into this fun, laid-back episode, and get inspired to cultivate your own aligned home! How she scored her Brooklyn loft Her decoration process How to create spaces where there are none How to prevent the cluttered look in a small apartment How to work with color and accent pieces Where to save and where to splurge Creating a space with a partner How the space around us is a reflection of our inward reality Following you gut and intuition in designing your home How the energy of a room impacts you Breathing new life into your old and tired pieces Her best tips for saving money and finding hidden gems in unexpected places // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // work with me + book a free consultation //  The Intuitive Kitchen Guide // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
51:15
August 26, 2020
051 // Becoming Trigger Proof: How Regulating Your Nervous System Can Heal Your Past, Present, and Create Your Aligned Future, feat. Dr. Nima Rahmany
It's no secret that our past shapes who we are today. But what's less understood is how our past-- in particular our traumas, anxieties, beliefs and implicit biases-- causes much of today's current suffering, physically, psychologically, and spiritually.  After recognizing this pattern in his patients, chiropractic Dr. Nima Rahmany is now on a mission to guide others in dissolving the root cause of their stress-induced ailments.  He is the creator of The Overview Method, where participants are taken through an exercise to clear emotional baggage and resentment that holds them back from moving to new levels in business, health, and family relationships.  In episode 51 of The HYE Life podcast, Dr. Nima explains how he has helped countless people who are stuck in toxic relationships, career limbo, and emotional trauma to overcome their anxiety and create powerfully aligned relationships by deepening their intimate relationship with themselves. The HYElights: how his practice transitioned from traditional chiropractic to incorporating self-development work what our nervous system has to do with how we handle stress, trauma, and anxiety what it means to self-regulate your nervous system, and how why the key to conscious relationships is co-regulation, and how this begins with the self the role of the vagus nerve in all of this how self-healing enables you to attract relationships, careers, and communities that align with your authentic self  how to be a conscious, supportive partner, parent, and member of your community the importance of healing ancestral wounding, in tandem with social reform, in order to move forward into a new world Dr. Nima's Overview Method, and the 5 steps to becoming trigger proof the importance of reparenting and shadow work, as told from a clinical perspective Episode links: www.DrNima.com Trigger Proof Facebook Group 90-min training - use code triggerproof Dr. Nima on Instagram and Youtube // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // work with me + book a free consultation //  The Intuitive Kitchen Guide // Take the HYE Road Workbook - the best place to start (besides the podcast) if you're new to me! // Sign up for my weekly Newsletter
32:39
July 14, 2020
050 // Redefining What is "Healthy" at Different Stages of Health
One of my biggest qualms with the world of wellness is how often general health advice is shared without real context or consideration of the state of health of those consuming these "tips and tricks."  Am I grateful that access to health information is so widely available now? Absolutely! We can't just depend on doctors and researchers. But unfortunately, that also means we are seeing a lot of agenda-driven studies published on popular media outlets that all conflict each other, as well as a mass arrival of health coaches, fitness experts, and anyone pushina social media following and abs claiming to be a wellness influencer. And frankly? It's creating a whole lot of noise around what is "healthy," and even despite the availability of information, it's making it harder and harder to know what we should actually be doing. The truth is, we cannot all simply follow general health advice in order to get well, and for many, this could make things a whole lot worse. For me, a lot of the things I was doing to try to achieve long term health did not align with my current needs of restoring hormone balance.  What you need in order to get well could, and likely will, look very different from what someone else needs. Not only that, but what you need NOW, could and likely will look very different from what you will need in the future! It all depends on your current stage of health and your conditioned mindset around what "healthy" means and looks like-- both physically and in terms of lifestyle. Let's get into it. Taking bioindividuality to the next level Recognizing what your current mind, body and spirit need RIGHT NOW, knowing that it will be different from your past and future needs Coming into a place of consciousness about information sharing and being mindful of what you consume and share Unravelling societal belief systems around "health" You cannot sustain life long health without first getting healthy and balancing this current stage Why you can't trust everything everything you see on social media (shocker!) Taking a closer look at general advice around things like fasting and exercise The dangers of the scarcity mindset Our past is crucial to assess in order to determine our state of health and what we need to do to heal Why it's important to seek personalized support Take care of your three brains The pursuit of health should not be stressful Work with me https://www.feelthehye.com/1-1-sessions Book a free consultation https://hyescheduling.as.me/Consultation Connect with me https://www.instagram.com/thehyelife Ebooks + Guides https://www.feelthehye.com/hye-ebooks
27:47
June 20, 2020
049 // Opening Up About Cycle Recovery + Regaining our Periods w. Allie Labazzo
For the longest time, I thought I was totally alone in my struggle with missing periods. It wasn't until I first opened up about my hormonal imbalance and hypothalamic amenorrhea on episode 16 that so many others started sharing their experiences with me, looking for a path to regaining their cycle.  As it turns out, this issue is far too common, especially among women who are involved in the world of health and fitness. Why is it that the journey to greater health is leaving many of us without our fifth vital sign?  This episode is as real, raw and honest as it gets. I sit down with Allie Labazzo, a personal trainer who also struggled with HA, to talk about our experiences with HA, the recovery process as mapped out by Dr. Nicola Rinaldi in her book No Period Now What, and why it's about so much more than getting your period back-- it's about getting your life back. This experience has totally shifted the way I look at health, my work, my identity, and what it means to be truly alive. Whether you're struggling with missing periods or not, this episode is worth a listen.   Referenced in this episode: Allie on Instagram @allie_labazzo No Period Now What by Dr. Nicola Rinaldi NPNW Facebook Support Group
01:13:30
May 28, 2020
048 // Releasing Restriction + Getting Fiber Fueled with Dr. B @TheGutHealthMD
Gut health has exploded in the last few years, and I think now is certainly as good a time as any to be paying attention to our gut health. With the topic of immunity on our minds, the gut isn't often the first place we think of-- but it should be. As you'll learn, "gut health IS immune health!"  What impacts our gut the most? Turns out it's not just what you eat, but what you're not eating. In this episode, Dr. B returns to the show to discuss the dangers of restrictive diets, the reason why so many are experiencing digestive distress, and how the answers to fix your microbiome are revealed in his new book, Fiber Fueled. This episode covers... Embracing the now: identifying the positives of Quarantine Releasing your to-do list, letting go of the need to be productive Why gut health IS immune health Gut health and hormones! The impact of restrictive diets on your gut, and how it ties back to hormones (and my own experience with this!) Touching on gut health and disordered eating Using science (GOOD science) as your compass to better health The 5 microorganisms (it's not just all "bacteria") To wash or not wash our produce? The connection between gut & mental health This is just scratching the surface... In Fiber Fueled Dr. Will lays out the science (spoiler alert: there’s a lot of it) that supports a plant-forward diet for total wellness. And if you don’t believe me, or him, then we’ll let 600+ scientific citations do the talking. Plus, Fiber Fueled has a 28-day jumpstart program with menus and 65+ recipes, along with essential advice on food sensitivities. And maybe the best part is that this book is fun and easy to read. I can't recommend it enough! Stalk Dr. Will: Website Book Page Fiber Fueled on Book Shop (Buy local! Support your local bookstore!) Fiber Fueled on B&N Fiber Fueled on Amazon Facebook Instagram
01:13:28
May 15, 2020
047 // Astrogeography + North Nodes w. Dara Dubinet
Have you ever traveled somewhere and immediately felt connected to it? Or maybe you've been somewhere that felt really off, but you couldn't quite put your finger on it. Well, there's actually an explanation for that, and it's called astrogeography. I had the great pleasure of chatting with astrogeography and north nodes expert Dara Dubinet all about how "the astrology of place" and interpreting your north node (your soul path) can help you to not only understand where you've been, but guide you where to go next-- geographically and spiritually.  What exactly is astrogeography, and what we can discover about ourselves How the energies of different places impact us individually and how to work with those energies How to utilize astrogeography in planning trips, business, and putting down roots The intersection of astrogeography and north nodes (and what those are) South Node vs. North Node: is this our individual "path to enlightenment" ? Signs that we are shifting towards our north node What we can learn from our north node about how we show up in relationships, career, home, etc How does this differ or relate to other personality/design typing, like Human Design? Mentioned in this episode: - Dara Dubinet @daradubinet // www.daradubinet.com - www.astro.com - Meredith Wadsworth @thehyelife // www.feelthehye.com - Work with Meredith
58:30
April 23, 2020
046 // Responsibility v. Reactivity + Moving Forward in Times of Stillness
These are crazy times, there's no denying that. With the majority of the world in quarantine, plans postponed or cancelled, businesses struggling, loved ones forbidden from seeing each other, there is a lot of uncertainty circulating and as human nature would have it, uncertainty breeds fear. But it doesn't have to be this way. When our circumstances feel out of our control, what we always have control over is our responsibility-- that is, our ability to respond rather than react. This episode goes into the difference between the two words in a way you may not have considered, as well as how to embrace the now as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, rather than closing our eyes until it's all over. In addition, we cover... How to deal with shifting timelines and agenda this season How and why yoga teacher training is for everyone Responsibility vs. reactivity - are you living "above or below the line" ? A more empowering outlook on life's happenings How to acknowledge who you truly are (not just what you do) Breaking up with toxic habits (that may be masked as "productivity") Finding gratefulness in the little things that we take for granted The truth behind “wherever you go there you are” Places AND people can have energy than can be overwhelming and stagnating What lesson can you take from this current experience? Mentioned in this episode: - Matt Corker, Leadership Coach and Yoga Instructor, https://www.mattcorker.com/  - The Sacred Fig Yoga YTT and retreats , https://www.thesacredfig.com/ - Related blogs: Taking Back Quarantime
32:30
April 15, 2020
045 // Identity, Intuition, Integration, Intention
Identity, Intuition, Integration, Intention. These are the 4 guiding principles I've come to live, learn, and love by. These are the pillars of what The HYE Life is all about!  I'm grateful to be able to share this interview I had with another wellness entrepreneur from an online summit series. We talked about these 4 concepts, how they provide a blueprint for us to take a closer look at our lifestyle and daily choices, and how they can guide us back into alignment. 
36:34
March 8, 2020
044 // The Healing Power of Carbs w. Diabetes Experts Robby Barbaro + Cyrus Khambatta
There’s a lot of conversation around blood sugar stability in today’s dietary health circles, but not a whole lot of clarity around how to go about achieving it, particularly for long term health. When primary care doctors are prescribing one type of diet, alternative medicine doctors another, and social media influencers another, it becomes even more confusing to know what’s truly trustworthy. For a long time, the accepted protocol in the medical field for those with insulin resistance and diabetes was  to follow a high fat, low carb diet and take high doses of insulin injections for life. But that never truly felt like a solution for the guests on today’s show, who have taken the old methods the outdated science and turned it on it’s head. Diabetes experts Robby Barbaro, MPH and Cyrus Khambatta, PhD share their stories from being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to how they conquered their condition and learned to thrive through the healing powers of a high-carb plant-based diet. Since healing themselves, they’ve gone on to help thousands of others manage and reverse their diabetes through diet and lifestyle changes, as outlined in their online program and newly-released book, Mastering Diabetes . VISIT THE SHOW NOTES FOR ALL LINKS HERE // Follow Cryrus @mangomannutrition // Follow Robby @mindfuldiabeticrobby // Follow Mastering Diabetes @masteringdiabetes // Mastering Diabetes Book // Visit https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/ // Follow me @thehyelife // Get my new ebook, The Intuitive Kitchen Guide // Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com // Sign up for the bi-weekly HYElights Newsletter // Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist // Shift Your Self 12-Week Holistic Program
01:26:51
February 18, 2020
043 // Creating Hormonal Harmony with Emily Waterfield-Buttner @golden.wellness
Hormones have long been the butt of every joke for why something in us just isn’t quite right. “I’m just hormonal,” “I feel like shit, my period must be coming soon,” “she’s being so bitchy, she must be PMSing,”… I could go on. But as we are learning more and more, as alternative and natural health medicine is growing in popularity and in depth, hormones are no joke. A topic that is near and dear to my heart, as I’ve been dealing with my own hormonal imbalance the past few years, I brought my friend and fellow health coach Emily Waterfield-Buttner to the show to talk creating hormonal harmony, the importance of balancing your hormones for overall health, vitality, aging, and how to not just learn to live with your hormones, but learn to thrive. Whether you are on BC or au natural, whether you are regular or irregular, this chat is not to be missed! Episode HYElights: Her story with hormone imbalance and experience with birth control How she became a hormone coach and discovered the the power of living in tune with her cycle How to adjust your lifestyle to each phase of your cycle, from exercise to foods to self care to socializing and work Why sometimes you feel on top of the world and others not so much Why you should start to track your energy Experimenting with different forms of meditation Why your period is like a monthly checkup How to go about regulating your cycle for those who are irregular Why removing toxins and plastic is so important for hormone balance Tapping into feminine energy, yin vs. yang, what they look like and how to know which you live in more Why we need to stop trying to catch up to men and forge our own path What your coffee/caffeine habits can tell you about your hormones Why menopause is not to be feared What you need to know about the pill, even if you aren’t having any symptoms < Visit the > // Follow Emily @golden.wellness // Visit www.goldenwellness.co // Read WomanCode by Alisa Vitti and Beyond the Pill by Jolene Brighton // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Get my new ebook, The Intuitive Kitchen Guide // Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com // Sign up for the bi-weekly HYElights Newsletter // Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist // Shift Your Self 12-Week Holistic Program
01:05:39
February 7, 2020
042 // Negative Signs of Positive Growth + the Practice of Slowing Down
“If I’m making progress, why do I feel so off?” Often times, when we are first stepping into a new level of growth, abundance or opportunity, the transition can feel more negative than immediately positive. Why is that? And how do we proceed without sabotaging ourselves? Sharing my thoughts and experience with arriving in Bali, how changing things up is vital for self reflection, and my intention for the year. ~ These short n’ sweet episodes are meant to be enjoyed whenever you want a little boost in your day, a little food for thought, a little shift in perspective, a little realignment. Play this while you’re getting ready in the morning, between classes, on your lunch break, or whenever feel you don’t have time for a full episode but still want to feel hye vibe ~ < Subscribe for clickable links! >>
17:28
January 28, 2020
041 // The Nitty-Gritty on Non-Toxic w. Jill Sheridan, M.Ed Biology + Founder of Ms. Fresh Organics
“Non-toxic” has become another trendy word, right up there with “organic,” “all natural,” “plant-based” and the like. These are all vitally important terms and concepts to understand and implement, but the fact that they are trendy makes it harder for some of us to actually embrace them— and makes it easier for big companies to abuse them. Just as we can’t always trust every snack label claiming “all natural” and “organic” as healthy, it can be even trickier to discern dishonest marketing practices in the realm of skincare, beauty, and cleaning products. The best things we can do to support our health, vote with our dollar, and shop non-toxic is to make our own (incredibly simple, and affordable!) and to buy from small businesses, like Ms. Fresh Organics. Today’s guest, Jill Sheridan, M.Ed, biology started her non-toxic business in 2017 after 7 years of creating her own home and body care products for her family and friends. After her son’s bad reaction to the steroid cream he was prescribed for eczema, she took matters into her own hands (literally) to craft her highly-renowned “body buttah.” And thus, Ms. Fresh Organics was born. A note from Jill: “I just want people to know that safe and effective choices are available at a price families can afford. I specialize in education and empowerment and I provide safe swaps. My products are made in small batches with organic, toxin-free ingredients. I love that women in science and engineering are leading the way with this movement.” Episode HYElights: The minimal ingredients that provide maximum benefits across the board Why detoxing is not just about removing the toxins— it’s about keeping them out in the first place Why “Anti-Aging” is a misnomer The product I am the MOST obsessed with, and why The #1 thing to avoid in all beauty and home care products, and other top offenders The heated debate around regulating the personal care products industry Trusted sources for getting your information How chemicals found their way into our products in the first place The impact of these chemicals on everything from our skin to our liver, hormones, thyroid, immune system, and gut Simple ways to start to shift to non-toxic routines + SO much more— we dive deep!! < Visit the > www.feelthehye.com/podcast/041
01:01:20
January 16, 2020
040 // Finding Confidence Through Vulnerability
“How do I build confidence?” We all want confidence but we don’t want to be vulnerable. But we forget that true confidence requires courage— the ability to do something that frightens us. Without courage, there is no growth. Vulnerability is courage. To show up, to trust, to walk into the arena, to accept the unknown. ~ These short n’ sweet episodes are meant to be enjoyed whenever you want a little boost in your day, a little food for thought, a little shift in perspective, a little realignment. Play this while you’re getting ready in the morning, between classes, on your lunch break, or whenever feel you don’t have time for a full episode but still want to feel hye vibe ~ < Subscribe for clickable links! >>
16:48
January 10, 2020
039 // The Life Science of Ayurveda with Nidhi Pandya
As an integrative health practitioner, I have always had an interest in all forms of health and medicine, especially those that use a holistic approach to healing. And of them all, Ayurveda is truly a lifestyle science that not only addresses creating balance and harmony within your body, but within the world around you. Nidhi Pandiya is a third-generation Ayurvedic practitioner and brings this ancient wisdom and science into a modern world to unlock the universe, help you to understand your body rather than make assumptions, and not treat— but transform your health and life. Episode HYElights: What is Ayurveda, and its connection to all of life Understanding the 5 elements within nature and in the body How to identify your imbalances, what elements you are lacking and the ways to replenish them The three dosas (types) that make up all things Why you don’t need to know your dosha to practice Ayurveda (I loved this!) The relationship between air (vata) imbalances, gut issues and mental health The 3 most important takeaways to start embracing Ayurveda Why “you are what you eat” isn’t exactly true… Ayurveda’s take on popular fads The gap between modern science and Ayurveda The importance of counseling and seeking support through healing < Subscribe for clickable links! >>
51:56
January 2, 2020
038 // My Favorite Trick For Cultivating Gratitude + Excitement
These short n’ sweet episodes are meant to be enjoyed whenever you want a little boost in your day, a little food for thought, a little shift in perspective, a little realignment. Play this while you’re getting ready in the morning, between classes, on your lunch break, or whenever feel you don’t have time for a full episode but still want to feel hye vibe ~ “What are you most excited for?” This little question led to have a crazy aha-moment where I knew I had accomplished a major shift in my life. I take you through that shift, from where I was to where I am now, and my favorite little trick to bring gratitude and excitement into every single day. < Subscribe for clickable links! >> // Ready to Live From Within in 2020? Join my small group coaching program! // Follow me on IG @thehyelife // Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com // Sign up for the bi-weekly HYElights Newsletter // Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist // Shift Your Self 12-Week Holistic Program
14:01
December 19, 2019
037 // Sound Healing + Pursuing Supernatural Grace with Lindsay Bilezikian
For the first interview of Season 2, I sit down in-person with my dear friend, former client, and gorgeous soul, Lindsay Bilezikian. Lindsay and I met back in NYC shortly before we both hit the road on separate journeys in pursuit of our own uniquely aligned life. Lindsay takes us through her story, from leaving behind layers of her life that no longer served her to step into her true, HYEr self. She also expands upon her heart calling as a sound reader and healer, where Lindsay works with the energy of Crystal Tones Alchemy singing bowls to offer a modality of healing that is deeply personal, and allows the individual to experience and activate their energetic body through the vibrational power of sound. In addition to Sound Healing, Lindsay is a reiki master and holds a 200hr Katonah Yoga certification. Episode HYElights: Listening to your intuition + recognizing gut feelings Breaking away from what is breaking you How she came to find her Sound, and the journey it’s taken her on Stepping into your own power and putting that into practice Finding beauty in chaos Recognizing your ego (because it’s super sneaky!) Having resilience (and Lindsay’s unexpected spirit “animal”) Becoming your own decision maker < Subscribe for clickable links! >>
01:10:59
December 10, 2019
036 // Season 2: Finding & Embracing Your HYE Life
Welcome back! Season 2 is starting off with a little re-introduction of what living the HYE life, and Honoring Yourself Every day, is truly about. I give you the skimm notes version of my own journey thus far, from leaving a life built on everybody’s terms but my own to now— learning to fully embrace each day with an intuitive and intentional sense of Self. Episode HYElights: What sparked my own HYE life discovery The de-layering process of finding your aligned life Some of the subconscious beliefs I was holding, that were holding me back from my best life How to start leaning into your own HYE life < Subscribe for clickable links! >>
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December 3, 2019
035 // Seasons of Change: Growing Pains, Embracing Discomfort + HYE Updates!
For this Season 1 finale, I went in not having any clue what I was going to talk about, but ended up speaking from the heart about “growing pains” and how it’s probably one of the most accurate terms in the English language. There’s also some talk about navigating decisions (wink, wink— you’ll get it, just listen) and some exciting talk about what’s to come in the future of The HYE Life! Episode HYElights: Back from hiatus! Regrounding after travel Exciting newcomings for The HYE Life! When to embrace growing pains How to never regret a decision (because the universe will ALWAYS course correct!)  The BEST way to “shortcut” your success Why it’s okay, and important, to outgrow good things  Lots of love & thank you’s, deep thoughts and probably poor analogies
30:40
November 28, 2019
034 // Finding Your Flow as an Entrepreneur with Nicole Nelson @LivingWellWithNic
One of the many beautiful souls that this journey into entrepreneurship and “following my path,” if you will, has connected me with is Nicole Nelson. Nicole is a fellow IIN grad and a health and business coach (but let’s be honest— what truly brings us together is our mutual love of oatmeal and chickpea cookies). Before we dive into the interview, you’ll hear some real talk between Nicole and I as we catch up on life, my travels, and how running your business on the road isn’t all glamorous (though parts of it certainly are!)Nicole then takes us through her 2.5-year process of working at a corporate 9-5 while building her coaching business on the side, all the way through taking the leap into full time coaching. Her warm and welcoming personality is enough to keep you engaged to every word, not to mention the tips and insights she has to offer when it comes to stepping out of your own way and into your own spotlight. I gleaned so much from chatting with her and I know you will as well! Episode HYElights:Real talk on balancing traveling and work, the misconceptions of being a digital nomad Ways to recharge your battery and to refocus on your end goals Getting out of a rut (check out podcast #23) How not working can often be more productive How to get your first clients as a coach Why it’s important to not ignore the signs and be open to different outcomesHow the above point led to Nicole’s Business Breakthrough Academy Her shift from a corporate job to coaching full time, and how she’s changed as a personThe 3 key contributors to her successBalancing hustle and flow as an entrepreneurKeeping yourself accountable and creating your own structureThe sensitive topic of social media + being more mindful, especially when it’s central to your business< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
01:09:58
September 25, 2019
033 // Is ‘Authenticity’ Even Real?
We all speak pretty confidently about ourselves when we describe what we do for our job, what role we play within our family, who we are with friends— but are all these “selves” really the same person? What about when we have an off day, and we say we “aren’t our best selves today.” Who, then, is our best self? Are they more or less authentic than our worst self? Who is our authentic self? Does such a thing even exist? In a slightly different kind of episode (which I recorded a week or so prior to it going live), I take a philosophical deep dive on these ideas as I’ve been inspired by travels and trying to understand this about myself, as well by several books I’ve read lately (linked below!)Episode HYElights:What does “home” mean for you, and how does it shift during different phases of your life? Does a single home really exist?Does having multi-personalities mean that you lack a core self?What really is the authentic self?Can you ever really be authentic around others and yourself?The link between identity and habit formation, start telling yourself a new storyThe power of being alone and forming an internal connection and a sense of selfWays to step into your truest self and to find your mechanisms of self expressionEnjoy! xx MW< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
23:20
September 6, 2019
032 // The Simple Truths for Optimizing Gut Health with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, MD, aka Dr. B aka @theguthealthmd, is a Charleston-based gastroenterologist with a whole lot to share about the bacteria living in our gut and how to cultivate a happy, healthy microbiome. There’s no question that gut health is ev-er-y-where nowadays, from your social media news feeds to online news articles, blogs, books and grocery stores. And while awareness is a step in the right direction, it can be tricky to filter through all that information and know what’s actually trustworthy.Sometimes complex topics have truly simple solutions. Dr. B takes us through the issues and solutions surrounding gut health, and the shockingly simple solution behind what it takes to heal. What I love about Dr. B is not only his no-frills, holistic approach to health (a rare thing in western medical practices), but how he is able to take such complex topics as the gut and really break them down to help us understand exactly what we need to know— no sugar-coating added.Episode HYElights:His journey through training and medical school and what drew him to gastroenterologyHow the evolution of global access to information has changed the healthcare philosophy, and where he hopes it will continue to shiftThe biggest misunderstandings around gut health that are circulating the web todayWhat creates an optimal gut microbiome and how it is the starting point for all healthWhat is gut dysbiosis and how things get out of whack in the first placeThe importance of plant diversity in the diet, and how to properly shift to a plantbased lifestyle without wreaking havoc on your gutWhy “the people who need this diet the most are those who are going to struggle the most to transition” (this is GOLD)The truth behind any kind of restriction diet (ahem— low FODMAP) and why you can’t rely on short term benefits to produce long term gainsThe difference between healing diets in the short term and long term (and this is KEY!)How to eat for lifelong optimal gut health, and thus optimal overall healthThe role of supplements vs. lifestyle when it comes to healing the gutWhy we should be paying more attention to PREbioticsThe very first thing to look for when healing your gut and going more plantbased (you could be struggling with this and not know it!)Where animal products fit in with all of thisLooking at lifestyle v. genetics in the development of diseaseWhy we should aim for progress, not perfection and the harmful effects of fixation and hypervigilence around our health and nutritionThe importance of being able to “look at the layers” of information we take in to guide our lifestyle choices, from scientific research studies to social mediaAnd this is honestly just scratching the surface!< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
01:26:07
August 21, 2019
031 // Disconnect to Reconnect to Your Intuitive Self with Energy Healer Joy Dushey
Joy Dushey is a gentle, nurturing force to be reckoned with. After having a stroke at just 29, Joy embarked on a personal healing journey that would change her life and career forever.  Now, as an intuitive energy healer based in NYC, Joy has developed her own two-tier system, aptly named The Joyful Approach, which employs various modalities, from breathwork to reiki and soundbaths, to help her clients heal the spiritual body from within, and ultimately the physical body from without. Joy’s story is as unique as your own, but it’s what she has been able to build with her story that creates a ripple effect and changes the stories of others. Her zen vibes alone are enough to spark a day full of self love and, well, joy :)Episode HYElights:Joy’s personal story of recovery and transformation after having a stroke at 29How she listened to what she calls her “divine spark” to guide herMagic of synchronicitiesWhat it’s like to work with a shamanWhy we need to disconnect in order to reconnectHow she developed the 2-tiered “Joyful Approach” life systemHow to embrace more yin and awaken to your inner divine feminine energyThe most common issues she sees in her practiceHow to protect your energyWhy it’s important that even coaches and healers have their own coaches and healersHer refreshing perspective on rituals and routinesHer own morning ritualWhat’s to come from the Joyful Approach and how to get in on the magic!< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
47:53
August 10, 2019
030 // Stopping Negative Momentum + Raising Your Vibe
First you wake up after a poor night’s sleep, then stub your toe on the way to the bathroom, then spill coffee on your new top, then every little thing about your coworker starts to piss you off, the guy you’re seeing didn’t text you “good morning” (‘what an asshole, so dumping his ass’) and on and on and on… notice how one little negative thing starts a snowball effect and suddenly you’re feeling frustrated, annoyed and anxious about things that have nothing to do with it, but they get swept up in the negative momentum as collateral.Momentum is a powerful concept (thank you, high school physics!) and anything that holds power can be used to create or destroy. Stopping negative momentum in its tracks is quite simple, but takes practice and above all it takes awareness. It’s then only a matter of shifting that momentum in the other direction to raise your vibe and use that power for good. It also takes letting go of the specifics of the negative thought and going general. What do I mean by that? So glad you asked ;) Let’s dive in!Episode HYElights:How your vibe (the energy you give off) effects your physical energy levelsHow to stop negative thought patterns before they become a patternThe energy scale and how to shift from the negative end to the positive endWhy the key to improving your vibe is to release specificities and go GENERALThe power of getting into a “flow” state, and the duality of self love v. detachment of the self < Subscribe for clickable links! >>
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August 6, 2019
029 // How to Create an Epic Plate with Celebrity Chef Dan Churchill
“Cooking is not what a chef does, it’s what you’re able to do in a convenient and accessible way with your resources.”From writing his first book in his boardshorts on the shores of Sydney to owning a restaurant in NYC, Dan Churchill is not your average chef. In fact, he calls himself a “creative,” and there’s no argument there! With a background in exercise science and strength and conditioning, he noticed a huge disconnect between what nutritional guidelines were being given and how people were actually taught (or not taught) to apply them in the kitchen— enter Dan. After writing Dude Food, which helped him to build a personal brand overseas, he became internationally recognized for his holistic and refreshingly simplistic approach to healthy (insanely delicious) cooking. Now, as the founder of Charley Street, a Soho-based healthy food hot spot and personal favorite of mine, Dan continues to exercise his creative spirit in the kitchen and beyond, venturing into the world of podcasting and multimedia projects, from ebooks to TV hosting, to help spread his approach. Episode HYElights:Where his passion for holistic cooking originated and how he created his personal brandThe differences between Australia and America when it comes to the wellness communityDan’s food philosophy, “built around color not calories” and how it all comes down to our biological response to foodThe only 3 things you need to consider when building a well-balanced plateHow he hopes to empower people to be more confident and creative in the kitchenWhat the colors of food say about their flavor and nutrient profileTop 3 tips to shift toward a healthier dietary lifestyleHow to cook for maximum results with minimal effortA typical day in his life as a celebrity chef, creative and entrepreneurHow to keep a healthy balance between creation and relaxation, work and relationshipsThe biggest misconception around “food as fuel” (and this was SO interesting!)The only things that matter when it comes to proper nutrition for athletes and trainingThe things and people he contributes to his success… and more!< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
56:21
August 2, 2019
028 // "What I Manifest In a Day" - An Everyday Example of Applying Intuition and Universal Guidance
With this new wave of manifestation and spirituality on the rise (which is amazing), phrases like “listen to your intuition” and “let the universe guide you” get tossed around a lot but aren’t so readily explained. What does this even mean, and how do you do that all day every day? Lean in, friends, because this short, sweet yet powerful episode recaps a day in the life of listening to my intuition and following universal guidance to manifest a reality that is beyond my conscious desires. The best part is, this was an extraordinarily ordinary day, as in, these moments and sequences of events are happening all. the. time. to me, to you, to everyone! And it’s only a matter of knowing how to tune into them to allow them to change your life. *Note, this episode was recorded several days ago so if you hear me talking about being in Paris, that’s why!Episode HYElights:An average day of manifesting beyond my conscious desiresWhat it feels like to trust your gut, even when it doesn’t make senseHow to stop viewing things as positive or negative< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
15:53
July 27, 2019
027 // Conscious Beauty & Building a Brand That Reflects Who You Are with Divya Gugnani
As a serial entrepreneur and mother of two, it’s safe to say that Divya Gugnani leads a crazy hectic lifestyle— which is exactly why she needed a beauty routine that was crazy simple. As the co-founder of Wander Beauty, a brand built on the principle that “less is more,” Divya and her business partner, supermodel Lindsey Ellingson, bonded over their need for a beauty routine that was as on-the-go as they were, and set out to create fewer, better beauty essentials. We discuss not only what goes into building a thriving beauty brand, but the importance of understanding how one’s business is a reflection of who they are. Divya shares how both motherhood and her personal health journey with autoimmune imbalances has made her a more conscious consumer and creator, from what she puts into her body to the products she puts on it, and all the lifestyle factors in between.Episode HYElights:Divya’s story leading up to Wander Beauty, and how her life has changed sinceHow to apply the principle of “minimum effort for maximum results” when it comes to skincare and lifestyleHer personal health story and journey into going more plant-basedDivya's skincare essentials, and her surprising skincare secret weapon!The ingredients to look out for in your skincare productsDivya’s “on/off” rule and why doing everything at once does not make you more efficientHow to create a routine that spices up your lifeHow your brand is a reflection of your beliefs, and vice versa… and more!< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
48:16
July 24, 2019
026 // Staying Open to Spontaneity, Keeping Your Control In-Check + Acting "As If"
“Having too much structure would not have allowed me to create new experiences based off of experiences I couldn’t have known that I would have”This show includes a little of everything: a little life & travel update, a few travel and budgeting tips, some manifestation talk, a few random tangents… just HYE vibes all around! The perfect way to vibe into your weekend or week ahead xxEpisode HYElights:Why I love overcast daysRiding in cars and living with strangersWhy I worked in a garden for a weekHow to reinvigorate your day-to-day How to travel on a budget without sacrificing all your comfortsHow to guarantee a well-rounded experience when travelingHow to welcome in spontaneity into your lifeWhy it’s important to keep your control “in-check” The importance of staying open to ways of receiving your desiresActing “as if,” and why presence is more important than patience// Workaway.com// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching (use code “summervibes” at checkout for 20% off ANY coaching option! valid thru June 27 at midnight EST)// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
41:26
July 19, 2019
025 // The Medicinal Powers of Tea + Building a 7-Figure Business from Home with Adi Arezzini
 Teami Blends is a lifestyle brand that is dedicated to improving the health of their customers by the use of wellness and skincare products inspired from tea! After serving as a fitness instructor in the Israeli Defense Force, Teami Founder + CEO, Adi Arezzini, developed various digestive issues from the poor nutrition served at the base. After returning home, she dug deep into the gut health landscape, and became her own scientist of tea-based remedies. After restoring her health with various teas found in her mother’s garden, Arezzini went on to help several friends and family recover from their ailments, as well. Seeing the business potential in her tea elixirs, Arezzini set to work to build a multi-million dollar brand to help others regain balance and health through the power of tea. Episode HYElights:What it was like to serve as a combat trainer at age 19 How Adi discovered the magic of tea for gut health, and began blending them right at homeHow she managed to start and grow a multi-million dollar business from her mother’s homeThe things she has found surprisingly easy— and surprisingly difficult!— about creating a business from scratchHer top 3 tips for entrepreneurs looking to market their brand/product in today’s social media environmentWhat it’s like to give up total control, have faith, and manage a team of 60+ employees Infusing the benefits of tea into skincare and beyond!…and more!< Subscribe for clickable links! >>
49:40
July 5, 2019
024 // Double-False Beliefs + Embracing Plateaus
There's no time like half-way through the year to reflect back on your progress, no matter where you are in your journey, and to take inventory of where you are now-- especially if you're feeling like you're at a bit of a plateau.Because I want to let you in on a secret...Plateaus are a GOOD thing. Nay, they're a GREAT thing!To learn why, and hear me talk about how I truly stepped into this life I'm deliberately creating by acknowledging where I was holding myself back with what I'm coining to be "double-false beliefs," you don't want to miss this short and sweet mindset + motivation episode!Episode HYElights:How plateaus are not only inevitable, but a good thingHow my New Year’s plateau got me to where I am now How to know if you are holding “double-false beliefs” and how to release themHow to live a life without regrets// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching (use code “summervibes” at checkout for 20% off ANY coaching option! valid thru June 27 at midnight EST)// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
18:12
July 1, 2019
023 // 7 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut
Ruts are unavoidable, and actually, they can even be a good thing. They may feel like inconvenient road blocks (or road ditches), but they can actually tell you something really important: that what you’re doing isn’t working, and it’s time to try a new approach. Whether you’ve fallen out of healthy eating habits, an exercise routine, or just feel overwhelmed about everything, this episode provides my 7 best tips for getting past a rut, and coming back even stronger! Also in this episode…Episode HYElights:A recap of my trip to Greece and what made it SO awesomeEating healthy in Europe and a little chat on “food freedom”TWO (yes 2) super exclusive summer offers on 1-1 health coaching just for you listeners! (Valid thru June 27th, 2019 at midnight EST)~SUBSCRIBE~ for clickable links!// Fantasy Travel Greece // Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching (use code “summervibes” at checkout for 20% off ANY coaching option! valid thru June 27 at midnight EST)// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
35:18
June 24, 2019
022 // Turning Darkness Into Light: ED Recovery with Jana Ruthberg aka @NamasteSweet
Me, replying to Jana’s IG story: “Brownies must be good for your skin— you flawless”Jana: “Maybe it’s brownies, maybe its Maybelline.”Me: “I think we’d be friends.” And thus commenced a year long (and counting) friendship, virtually bonding over a love of almond butter, dates, and yoga. You may know Jana Ruthberg as @NamasteSweet, her instagram alias where she loves sharing drool-worthy food and yoga stories whilst studying law at UVA (which, if we didn’t already have enough in common, just so happens to be my alma mater). What you may not know is how her well-adored foodie account came to be. After going through a traumatic time that left her in painful bouts of IBS, Jana’s struggle to eat anything that didn’t upset her stomach spiraled into a type of eating disorder that isn’t commonly acknowledged, or supported. I asked Jana to come on the show and share her story of recovery, and how she ultimately turned her source of darkness into a source of light.Episode HYElights:How her foodie instagram account @namastesweet came to be— and maybe even saved her lifeHer journey recovering from a stress-induced eating disorder How the assumption that EDs are based on physical appearance is isolating and ignoring many who are sufferingHer greatest tools for recovering, managing stress and dealing with the emotional side of thingsWhy getting involved in something outside of yourself is so importantHow to keep a positive relationship with social media...and more! ~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~// Follow Jana @namastesweet// Follow me @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Seed Cycling for syncing with the moon // Spirit Daughter Workbooks// Get the HYE workbook + the HYE Road Masterclass // Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
47:05
June 5, 2019
021 // Looking for Satisfaction in All the Wrong Places
I thought I craved the stability of a salaried income... but then I discovered that the happiness and joy I’ve received from turning my passion into my purpose, combined with the relationships, community, and opportunities that I’ve had as a result of that, has given me more stability and abundance than I could’ve ever asked for— and in a fraction of the time. All I had to do was stop resisting. All of this, plus a few life updates, adventures and more on this latest HYE episode! 🎧 ✨Episode HYElights:What I’ve been up to & where I’ve been since I left NYC Keeping grounded during times of travel and changeHow I’ve been able to make this leap of faith, away from stability, without worry and only joyHow to open up to abundance from unknown placesHow you could be holding yourself back from what you want, whether money/relationships/a car, etcHow stability is a belief, and things are only as stable as you believe them to beHow to bring more joy to your life with only a few simple questions ~SUBSCRIBE~ for clickable links!// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
30:40
May 29, 2019
020 // Major Life Changes, Overcoming Limiting Beliefs + Opening Yourself Up to the Universe with Sharon Quinn
My dear friend and college classmate Sharon appears on the show today as a beautiful example of someone learning to be open to receiving miracles, not only by embracing major life changes but by seeing the beauty in the more minor moments, as well. When her relationship pulled her out of the life she knew at a corporate fashion job in the city and brought her to a rural beach town, Sharon went through a major identity shift. By taking the time to reflect on her desires and go through the Take the HYE Road Masterclass, she’s been able to recognize her own limiting beliefs and begin creating the life she’s truly wanted after realizing she was the only one holding herself back. Episode HYElights:Adjusting to life in unfamiliar placesCalling out limiting beliefs around what we “deserve” or are “worthy of”How to overcome barriers to what we really wantHow to live a full life without regretsHow opening yourself up to the universe will present opportunities you could never predictHow to recognize and receive miracles every single dayShifting out of the scarcity mindset and allowing yourself to be abundantSeeing the miracles in seemingly negative situationsWhy you don’t yet have what you want, whether it’s health, weight loss, a relationship, a career, etc. and how to actually get it and keep itWhy who you surround yourself with is so, SOO important and how to identify the right people ~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~// Follow Sharon @shar.quinn// Follow me @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get the HYE workbook + the HYE Road Masterclass // Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
50:29
May 15, 2019
019 // The Biochemistry of Going Plant-based with Nadja Pinnavaia, Founder of Plantable
Nadja Pinnavaia is the founder of Plantable , a whole foods, plant-based meal service that offers so much more than simply shipping delicious food to your doorstep (although it certainly does that!). After her mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment, Nadja took it upon herself to research what truly creates total body health and to find that “silver bullet” to not only help cancer recovery, but to help others fend against it and create greater health and longevity. With a background in biochemistry and personal experience with shifting to a plant-based diet, Nadja created Plantable as a meal service rooted in just that— service and support, offering others a gateway for a happier, healthier way of living while loving every bite! Episode HYElights:The greatest impact that a plant-based diet had on her lifeHow her background in biochemistry has influenced her understanding of how we form relationships with foodHow Plantable came to be, and how it is helping people reverse diabetes and get off lifelong medicationHow addiction to processed food is not unlike addiction to alcohol or cigarettesHow to regulate your hormonal response to food to better balance your blood sugarHow to shift into a more plant-based lifestyle, and how Plantable will set you up for success in that transitionWhat to look for when checking food labelsHow to prevent “falling off the wagon,” or better yet, get rid of the wagon!How to implement the Plantable way in your own kitchenSo much more! ~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~// Follow @Plantable // Try Plantable and get $25 off your first order with code “MEREDITHW25” (valid thru June 1, 2019)// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
52:23
May 1, 2019
018 // Gone Traveling: Leaving the 9-5 Behind, Working Remote, and Living Life to the Fullest
Ever dream of traveling the world on nobody’s agenda but your own? Seeing and experiencing different cultures, meeting up with friends and loved ones in exotic places, trying new foods and discovering all you can about this incredible world? Samesies. And I used to believe this could only ever remain a dream. But then, after lots of thought and reflection, I realized that it was only those limiting beliefs that were holding me back, and that I didn’t have to abide by the standards of corporate America in order to be successful and happy. In fact, it was that very 9-5 grind life that was keeping me from tapping into my full potential, following my passion, and ultimately creating my own success and happiness. So? I left. And I don’t know exactly where or for how long, but I couldn’t be more sure about this being the best decision of my life.Episode HYElights:Why I left New York City to travel indefinitelyHow I decided I was ready to leave the 9-5 corporate worldI don’t have it all figured out, and that’s exactly the way I like itMy travel plans (and lack thereof!)What to expect from The HYE Life gone nomad!~SUBSCRIBE~ for clickable links!// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
28:10
April 26, 2019
017 // Natural Remedies to Hormonal Imbalance with Dr. Nat Kringoudis
Dr. Nat Kringoudis, Chinese Medicine Doctor, Acupuncturist and women’s health specialist has a thriving practice in Australia where she works with clients with hormonal imbalance and fertility issues to treat the root cause and rebalance the body in a holistic way. We dive into the factors that contribute to hormonal imbalance, how going on birth control disrupts the body’s natural rhythms, and how you could subconsciously be preventing yourself from getting well. Episode HYElights:The root cause of hormonal imbalanceWhy we need to look at lifestyle, career and relationships in addition to diet & exerciseWhy supplementing with artificial hormones is not the answerThe sneaky way you could be blocking yourself from getting wellHow we need to stop defining ourselves by our conditionsHow to stop shooting ourselves in the foot by doing EVERYTHING, and why we should focus on the ONE THING we can start to do today to produce the greatest changeHow acupuncture works to treat hormonal imbalance— and pretty much anything elseWhat is seed cycling & how it worksHow to start getting real answers to your imbalance~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~// Follow Nat @NatKringoudis// Visit Nat’s website// Nat’s book Beautiful You// Hear more from Nat on The Wellness Collective Radio Show and The Period Party Show// Fertility Tracker (use code “DR.NAT” for 15% off)// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
01:12:31
April 11, 2019
016 // My Hormone Story: Restriction, Birth Control & Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
Let’s just say, today’s episode is pretty personal. While it seems the topic of hormones and birth control is all the rage these days, I haven’t previously shared too much about my story because I didn’t want to just add to the noise without making any effective contribution. Only now, from the research and studies I’ve done and the lengths I’ve gone through to get a better understanding of my own body, do I feel that I can’t share my story and experiences in an impactful way. I hope that, if nothing else, that this episode brings comfort to those going through anything similar in knowing they are not alone, and that your body is never messing up!Episode HYElights:My story of restriction and how it was the perfect storm for my hypothalamic amenorrhea How going on the pill at age 15 basically cut short my puberty (and how my body is trying to catch up now!)My experience going off the pill, and how I handled the acne situationHow running functional medicine labs showed me deeper insights to my path to recoveryHow stress is EVERYTHING, and can be coming from everywhere!What I am doing now to get my period back, and why I KNOW it will— and yours will, too!~SUBSCRIBE~ for clickable links!// Seed Cycling on The Cabral Concept podcast// My Amazon Shop// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
58:38
March 29, 2019
015 // The Secret to Habit Formation
There is all this talk about the importance of routines and creating healthy habits, and we have such an interest in learning about other people’s routines. But have you stopped to think about why? What is the point of having a routine? Why do we want things to become habit? The immediate answer is simple: we do things repeatedly so that it eventually becomes something we just do, so that it becomes effortless— right? I argue that it’s not about the level of effort, but the intention behind the action that creates habits and determines their value in our life. Episode HYElights:Understanding the true purpose of creating “habits” and “routines”Why we shouldn’t strive for “effortlessness” when it comes to our healthy actionsHow healthy habits can easily become unhealthy Why its OK to change your habits that no longer serve you~SUBSCRIBE~ for clickable links!// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
11:52
March 20, 2019
014 // Functional Medicine Detox Q&A
As you may know, I am a huge proponent of functional medicine detoxes. Unlike a "cleanse" or juicing or other detoxes that are truly more like elimination diets, an FM detox will allow your body to go through phase 1 & 2 of liver detoxification in order to cleanse the body, eliminate toxins and toxic water retention (le worst), reduce inflammation and allergies (bye sniffles!), bloating (so over it), improve digestion, boost energy, and SO much more. I have begun doing these 7-day detoxes seasonally to help my body prepare for new temperatures, new foods, and flush out any stagnant energy. I have gotten several questions about the detox, what it’s like, how to do one, etc and went on Instagram to do a live Q&A last week that I’ve now brought to the podcast! I will be doing my next one starting on Monday April 7, 2019 and would LOVE to have you join me! If you're interested in participating, simply sign up here! Episode HYElights:What exactly is a functional medicine liver detox?Why should I do this, and how is it different from just eating clean?What all am I allowed to eat? Can I even eat at all?? (hint: ohhhh yes!)Can I workout during the detox? Will I lose weight? What if I don't want to lose weight, can I still do it?~SUBSCRIBE~ for clickable links!// Sign up for the HYE Spring Community Detox starting April 7th and order yours now!// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
25:28
March 20, 2019
013 // Self-Care Through Home Cooking with Intuitive Chef Lex Shamis
Meet Lex: my dear friend, fellow health coach, fitness trainer, and intuitive chef in New York City. From growing up as a gluten-free kid with a highly restrictive diet to becoming a fitness trainer in NYC, Germany, and back again, Lex’s personal experience and work with clients quickly taught her the importance of clean eating and how the simple art of home cooking is the most basic act of self-care. Now, she works as an at-home holistic chef, guiding clients how to eat well for their lifestyle and become their own intuitive chef.Episode HYElights:Where to start in the kitchenHow often to cook at home in order to feel your bestHow to be your own intuitive chefWhy cooking does not require following recipesHow your kitchen can impact your relationship with foodThe sneaky ways eating out, even at healthy spots, can impact your healthHow to balance eating out vs. cooking at home~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~// Follow Lex on IG @lexshamis// Get recipes, tips and guidance at GuidedByLex.com // Sign up for the HYE Spring Community Detox starting April 7th!// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
43:40
March 14, 2019
012 // The Cleansing Arts: Cryotherapy, Saunas, and Colonics with Mike Perrine
Michael Perrine is a colon hydrotherapist and founder of Vitality NYC. By nature, he happens to be a detoxing pro and is my go-to guy for all things relating to infrared sauna, cryotherapy, colonics— the “cleansing arts,” as he so eloquently refers to them. If you’re curious about how to start incorporating detoxing rituals into your routine, from daily practices to seasonal, this is the show for you!Episode Hyelights:The first steps to detoxing if you’re a total beginnerThe best daily cleansing rituals to get intoThe benefits of cold immersion, from cold showers to cryotherapyThe difference between white fat and brown fatDetoxing daily through eating a plant-based dietThe basics of colonicsRegularity, transit time, and what’s considered “normal” when it comes to BMsHow most people don’t go to the bathroom correctly~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~// Follow Mike on IG @everydaydetox// Tune into the Everyday Detox Podcast and Youtube Channel// Book a session at Vitality NYC// Vitality Broom Cleanse// Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
59:01
March 5, 2019
011 // Self-Imposed Stress, Self Sabotage, and Why Choosing The Easy Option Isn't a Sign of Weakness
We’re often told to challenge ourselves, to continually push ourselves past our comfort zone, to try again, and be okay with failing the first few times. And while challenging your abilities is no doubt on the path to growth, so too it can end up challenging and belittling our confidence. We can’t forget what we know and do best. There is still strength in choosing to do what you know you’re good at, and embracing those talents for what they are—gifts. Join me on a Wellness Walk-n-Talk for today’s show! Recorded outside, on a walk, you’ll be getting a full sensory experience of being on a stroll with me in NYC— birds, breeze, sirens and construction noise and all. Episode HYElights:I little anecdote from my yoga class this weekWhere self-sabotage truly stems from, and how to avoid itHow we are programmed to crave difficulty, and why we need to shift away from that mindsetI passed a really cute puppy on the walk, you should’ve seen it*SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!*// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist and Ultimate Bloat Busting Cheatsheet// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// Download the Take the HYE Road eGuide//  Want to work 1-1? Request a Free Health and Wellness Consultation // To get exclusive HYE vibes in your inbox every week, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
17:26
February 20, 2019
010 // Create Motivating Habits + Ditch Lifestyle Labels with @SweatsAndTheCity
We welcome guests Elizabeth and Dale of the blog and Instagram channel @SweatsAndTheCity to the show to cover everything from their morning routines to how they keep motivated as entrepreneurs in the wellness space. As former roommates, they worked full time corporate jobs before their joint passion for fitness classes lead them to build one of NYCs go-to platforms for honest, candid studio reviews and fitness tips. Tune in to this fun, easy going convo and stick around till then end for an exciting HYE Life announcement!Episode HYElights:Their transition from corporate 9-5 jobs to being full time wellness influencersCreating habits to keep you motivated, keep your home tidy, and keep your sanityHow switching to low impact workouts could be the best thing for your bodyFood sensitivity testing, and how to shift from away from a restrictive mindsetHow there are levels to improving your health, and why it’s important to meet yourself where you areWhy you don’t have to label your lifestyleTheir best tips for amazing sweat-to-city hair!~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~// Follow Elizabeth & Dale on IG @sweatsandthecity// Visit the SweatsAndTheCity blog// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Email me at Meredith@feelthehye.com// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// Download the Take the HYE Road eGuide//  Apply for 1-1 Wellness Coaching // To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
01:00:17
February 14, 2019
009 // The What, Why, and How of Curing Candida Overgrowth
This long overdue episode goes into all things candida! If you’ve been struggling with it for a while, and have been on a “candida diet” (likely more than once), you’ll want to tune in to hear exactly why it’s not working, and what you must do instead! Episode HYElights:How do you get it?How to know if you have bacterial overgrowthWhy you can’t just do a dietThe CBO protocol I’m taking to get my candida under controlWhy your immune system will be imbalanced until you cure it, making you’re susceptible to more dis-ease!*SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!*[BLOG] 13 Reasons You’re Still Bloated CBO ProtocolFunctional Medicine DetoxFunctional Medicine Lab Testing// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist and Ultimate Bloat Busting Cheatsheet// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// Download the Take the HYE Road eGuide//  Want to work 1-1? Request a Free Health and Wellness Consultation // To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
26:44
February 7, 2019
008 // Breakfast Smoothies, Breathing, and Finding Your Inner Being
This episode touches on a lil of everything, and gets to the root of what “holistic health” truly entails— the bigger picture. I totally sat down fully intending to record an episode on candida and CBO, but the message that spilled out of me after hitting ‘record’ was far different. Instead, we talk about how smoothies are even better than fasting, how your hobbies can help you get a promotion (or whatever your goals are), and why you must look beyond food for what nourishes your life. Enjoy!Episode HYElights:Why having a breakfast smoothie is a GAME.CHANGER.How to be more mindful during the day to improve your sleep at nightWhat I learned from a weekend intensive yoga workshop (that has nothing to do with yoga)Your circle of life, and the difference between “primary food” and “secondary food”What you need to address in your life in order to truly be happy~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~Institute of Integrative Nutrition// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist & Ultimate Bloat-Busting CheatSheet// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// Download the Take the HYE Road eGuide & Masterclass//  Want to work 1-1? Request a Free Health and Wellness Consultation // To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
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January 30, 2019
007 // Stop Asking For Permission to Take Control of Your Health with Dr. Stephen Cabral
It is with IMMENSE joy that we welcome one of my greatest mentors at the moment, Dr. Stephen Cabral, to the podcast! You all get to witness my own first interaction with him, including my story of how I believe I manifested this interview before I even had the idea for a podcast. Dr. Cabral is a wealth of knowledge and one of the most generous people I know, simply in terms of how much free health information he shares every single day on his own podcast, The Cabral Concept. As a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute and StephenCabral.com, Dr. Cabral has not only helped over 250,000 people worldwide to rebalance and re-energize their body, but claims himself as his first and greatest client. After being diagnosed with a life-altering illness at 17 and given no hope for recovery, Stephen traveled all over the world and discovered how to combine ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art Naturopathic & Functional Medicine to fully heal himself along with all who have since come to his online and Boston based practice. Through the use of Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plans, Cabral and his team help people rebalance their mind and body to recover all forms of “dis-ease,” including auto-immune, thyroid, fatigue, hormone, weight gain, digestive, childhood, mood, skin, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions.His mission is to help people understand that there is always a reason why you have not achieved your ideal wellness or weight loss goals and that you can and will get well again!Click Here for more about Dr. Stephen CabralEpisode HYElights:Why you shouldn’t keep guessing, and just start testingThe case for functional medicine lab tests, and why annual blood work just isn’t enoughWhy we need to stop asking for permission to take our health into our own handsThe difference between a functional medicine detox and your typical “cleanse”How giving ourselves ultimatums is the root of self-sabotageHow the timeline should be less relevant than the end goal when it comes to our healthWhy the liver is the secret window to your healthHow to empty your “rain barrel”How all forms of stress impact hormonesThe impact of birth control Why a clean diet and exercise will only take you so farThe importance of becoming “self aware” and finding your authentic self to be truly happyAnd literally SO much more! You’ll just have to listen :)~SUBSCRIBE for clickable links!~The Rain Barrel Effect by Dr. Stephen CabralThe Cabral Concept PodcastAnatomy of The Spirit by Dr. Caroline MyssThe Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda by Sahara Rose KetabiFunctional Medicine DetoxFunctional Medicine Lab TestingIntegrative Health Practitioner// Follow me on IG 
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January 25, 2019
006 // Stop Living For The Weekends, Cellulite Tips, Sugar Count vs. Glycemic Load + Manifestation in a Nutshell
This was one of my favorite IG lives! Everyone had such great questions and we touch on a little of everything :)Episode HYElights:- How I stopped sleeping in by finding purpose in my day- Tips for minimizing cellulite- Morning stretches- Eating dates, and sugar count vs. glycemic load of foods- Nutrition certification courses- What brain fog can tell you about your diet- Manifestation in a nutshell…and so much more!Institute of Integrative NutritionIntegrative Health Practitioner// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Sign up for my latest Masterclass// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// Download the Take the HYE Road eGuide// Want to work 1-1? Request a Free Health and Wellness Consultation// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
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January 16, 2019
005 // Veganism, Intuitive Eating, Social Pressure + Mindset Shifts with Caroline Deisler
Today’s show features a special guest that I’ve admired for a long time, and is just as lovely as she seems in the digital world! Vegan Instagram star and Youtuber Caroline Deisler is known not only for her incredibly delicious looking (and quite massive) plant based meals, but mostly for her beautiful mindset when it comes to diet and exercise and her infectious positivity. Not to mention she is always literally glowinggg from the inside out.We chat everything from her morning routine, intuitive eating, changes in mindset, and even how to deal with family and friends who may not understand your lifestyle. This was such a fun conversation, and can’t wait for you to listen!Episode HYElights:- How Caroline went from unhappy, unhealthy yoyo dieting and binging to veganism and literally glowing from the inside out- How to make intermittent fasting a part of your daily routine- How to stay true to yourself in social settings and relationships- How it feels to eat intuitively and listen to your body- SO much more!*[Subscribe to enable clickable links!]*// Follow Caroline on IG @carolinedeisler// Caroline’s Youtube Channel// Follow me on IG @thehyelife// Sign up for my latest Masterclass// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// Download the Take the HYE Road eGuide// Want to work 1-1? Request a Free Health and Wellness Consultation// To get HYE vibes in your inbox, join the HYElights Newsletter HERE!
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January 9, 2019
004 // What NOT to Do to Lose the Vacation Weight (+ What to Do Instead)
So you let loose a little over your vacation or holiday… big deal. It’s called living! Instead of punishing yourself and turning to restrictive diets and intense workouts to shed the holiday weight, here’s what to do instead (and its way, WAY easier!)Episode HYElights:- Why you shouldn’t punish yourself for indulging- The biggest mistake people make when trying to lose the vacation weight- How this mistake leads to the dreaded vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting- What to do instead to lose those 5 or so pounds, without torturing yourself*[Subscribe to enable clickable links!]*Instagram: @thehyelife// Sign up for the Take The HYE Road Live Masterclass// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To download the Take the HYE Road eGuide, click HERE!// Apply for personal health and wellness consulting
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January 4, 2019
003 // What's The Deal With Keto, and How To Find Your Carb Sweet Spot
One of the hottest topics du jour in nutrition is the Keto diet. It honestly still baffles met how it is still trending so strongly, but nonetheless, I get asked about it pretty frequently. Is it healthy? If not, why are people seeing results? What to do instead? Tune in to find out!Episode HYElights:- Why keto is not for everyone, and is detrimental in the long term- The ideal amount of time to go low carb, and how to add them back in- How to determine your carb sweet spot (see what I did there? :P )- You may hear a bird or two, as I recorded this while taking a walk in Florida!*[Subscribe to enable clickable links!]*Instagram: @thehyelife// Sign up for the Take The HYE Road Live Masterclass// Get my FREE StressLess Daily Checklist// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To download the Take the HYE Road eGuide, click HERE!// APPLY for personal health and wellness consulting
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January 4, 2019
002 // Why Honoring Yourself Starts with Investing In Yourself
We are all after the same thing-- happiness, satisfaction, vitality... Once we recognize that the only thing we are after is a feeling, we stop focusing on spending time, money, and energy on material objects or our looks and instead invest in getting to know ourselves. There is nothing else in the world with a greater ROI than yourself-- YOU determine it's value simply by knowing your worth.Episode HYElights:- how to stop focusing on the means and focus on the end goal- how to take a holistic approach to your wellness by looking at the root cause- how your thoughts create your reality, and your desires are closer than you think!- I also dropped the F bomb once or twice. Sorrynotsorry.*[Subscribe to enable clickable links!]*Mentioned in this episode:>> CBO Protocol>> Dr. Cabral DetoxInstagram: @thehyelife// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To download the Take the HYE Road eGuide, click HERE!// APPLY for personal health and wellness consulting
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December 9, 2018
001 // Welcome and Who The Hell Am I
This very first episode of the HYEly anticipated (at least by me) podcast gives you a little glimpse at who I am, what I’m currently doing with my life and why I feel inclined to share my voiceEpisode HYElights:- My career transition from fashion to health coach & fitness-Where “HYE” comes from-We also establish the current state of my love life*[Subscribe to enable clickable links!]*// Join The HYE Life Daily Facebook Group// To download the Take the HYE Road eGuide, click HERE!// APPLY for personal health and wellness consultingInstagram: @thehyelife
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December 2, 2018