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Vitamin Joy with Shelby Stanger

Vitamin Joy with Shelby Stanger

By Shelby Stanger
How do we inject more health, humor and fun into our daily lives, even when things get messy? That’s the question driving award-winning journalist and podcaster Shelby Stanger as she interviews health, science and wellness experts as well as entrepreneurs, authors, artists and comedians. From breath work and diet, to brain training, physical outdoor challenges, and increasing our humor muscles, Shelby tests out her guest’s prescriptions, offering how a little Vitamin Joy is more of the medicine we all need everyday.

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The Joy of Radical Self-Love with Lori Harder
Lori Harder is a force of nature. The fitness model, author and entrepreneur has had a wild story. She is all about self-love, setting strong boundaries and leaning into your energy to create the life you want. In this episode, we get into all of it: Lori’s background and how she went from overweight kid to fitness model, entrepreneurship and boundaries, and how to add in more self-love with your body, your mind and your work. We even talk about going to the Vans Warped Tour. At the end, she offers one of my favorite Vitamin Joy challenges. Enjoy! Sponsors: Lazy Acres Natural Market -- www.lazyacres.com for the best local natural grocery store with five locations in Southern California. FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’ at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/ Resources from this Episode: Lori’s Book: A Tribe Called Bliss - https://amzn.to/3rEuzfT Rob Dyrdek Caroline Myss Shawn Stevenson Jim Rohn Connect with Lori: Website - loriharder.com Instagram - @loriharder Podcast - Earn Your Happy Lite Pink Rose Seltzer - litepink.com
42:24
May 10, 2021
The Joy of Getting Offline with Chris Colin
Chris Colin is a writer and author whose work has appeared in Best American Science & Nature Writing, the New York Times Magazine, Pop-Up Magazine, Wired, NewYorker.com, and Outside Magazine. In 2014, he co-wrote a book called What to Talk About, and in 2020, he started publishing Six Feet of Separation, the nation’s first pandemic newspaper by and for kids. Chris just published a new book, Off: The Day the Internet Died: A Bedtime Fantasy. It’s a kid’s book for adults -- beautifully illustrated, quirky, fantastical -- and it makes readers wonder: how would we all survive and deal with ourselves without the internet? In this episode, we talk about the joy of writing a kid’s book for adults, how joyful it is to go offline, how you can do it without going cold turkey, and the benefits of an analog world. Just like Chris’s book, this episode is short and sweet. Enjoy! Sponsors: Lazy Acres Natural Market -- www.lazyacres.com for the best local natural grocery store with five locations in Southern California. FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’ at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/ Resources from this Episode: Off: The Day the Internet Died: A Bedtime Fantasy - https://amzn.to/3sAgiRF Six Feet of Separation - sixfeetofnews.com Rinee Shah (illustrator) - rineeshah.com Connect with Chris: Website - chriscolin.com
29:54
April 26, 2021
The Joy of Healing Trauma and Awakening Our Wild Self with Kimberly Ann Johnson
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Somatic Experiencing™ practitioner, author, breath coach, entrepreneur, and educator. Her first book, The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality, is about what happens after women give birth. It was a global success and has been published in seven languages.  Kimberly just released a brand new book called Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken our Body and Use it for Good. It’s packed with science and information about our nervous systems, how we can heal, and how to reclaim our own natural power after experiencing trauma. Kimberly is big on helping us heal our nervous systems so we can have more Vitamin Joy. Today’s show talks about actionable things we can do to heal ourselves -- things that are accessible, like breathwork, cold immersion, orienteering, and making a blue sandwich. (You’ll have to listen to find out what that is.) It’s a great episode, and one I think you’ll enjoy. Sponsors: Vuoriclothing.com/Shelby - for our listeners they are offering 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Buy a pair of the joggers. You won’t go wrong. Lazy Acres Natural Market - www.lazyacres.com for the best local natural grocery store with five locations in Southern California. Resources from this Episode: Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken our Body and Use it for Good  - https://amzn.to/3my4Mon Wim Hof Connect with Kimberly: Website - kimberlyannjohnson.com Instagram - @kimberly.ann.johnson
43:09
April 12, 2021
The Joy of Biohacking Your Health with Dave Asprey
Sharing greater health and joy with others often starts with figuring out what works for yourself, and that’s exactly what Dave Asprey has done. Dave is the founder of Bulletproof Coffee, the creator of the Bulletproof Diet, a best selling author, and the self-proclaimed founder of biohacking. Over the last two decades, Dave has personally spent nearly $2 million to study with top scientists and doctors in order to better understand the most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. His goal is to help people be better partners, parents, providers, and overall human beings in every aspect of life. Basically, to be bulletproof. He’s also the author of the new book Fast This Way. In this episode, Dave and I talk about fasting, how it differs for men and women, ways to make fasting easier, his bulletproof diet, foods and vitamins he recommends, and of course, humor. While Dave and I don’t agree on all things, I find him to be incredibly fascinating, and I appreciate his personal story behind why he came to do the work he does, and why he finds so much meaning doing it. Disclosure: This podcast is for informational purposes only. The material presented is the opinion of guests, not of the host or sponsors of this show. Before you try anything recommended on this podcast, please consult your doctor. Sponsors: Vuoriclothing.com/Shelby - for our listeners they are offering 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Buy a pair of the joggers. You won’t go wrong. Organifi.com/Shelby - enter code SHELBY at checkout, and you’ll get 15% off your order. I also love the Green Juice and Gold Powder. Dave’s Book: Fast This Way - https://amzn.to/31LmwTr Resources from this Episode: fastthisway.com daveasprey.com/roadmap Bulletproof Coffee Margaret Paul Dr. Stephen Cunnane Connect with Dave: Website - daveasprey.com
47:25
April 5, 2021
The Joy of Simplicity, Sobriety and Minimalism with Courtney Carver
Courtney Carver’s book Soulful Simplicity really changed how I think about “stuff.” I have been on a minimalist trend for years, but Courtney’s story really resonated with me. On overachiever in work and life, Courtney had developed an autoimmune condition that led her to re-examine her life -- the result led to a simpler lifestyle, which led to a blog, a book, another book, and a whole movement that’s brought a lot of people a lot more health and joy. I go back and read Soulful Simplicity a lot, because her messages about having more with less have brought so much Vitamin Joy to my life. It was an honor to talk with her about the joy of simplicity and minimalism -- both emotional and physical -- and we even got into the joy of sobriety, adding to the insights other guests have shared this season. This episode is packed with wisdom. Enjoy! Sponsors: Vuoriclothing.com/Shelby - for our listeners they are offering 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Buy a pair of the joggers. You won’t go wrong. Lazy Acres Natural Market - www.lazyacres.com for the best local natural grocery store with five locations in Southern California. More from Courtney: Soulful Simplicity - https://amzn.to/38Ng7ez Project 333  - https://amzn.to/2Ow596r Soul and Wit podcast Resources from this Episode: This Naked Mind by Annie Grace - https://amzn.to/2Q2Wska SNL - Zillow Connect with Courtney: Website - bemorewithless.com Instagram - @bemorewithless
45:25
March 29, 2021
How to Achieve Your Impossible with Steven Kotler
Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, award-winning journalist, the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, and one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He’s also the co-founder of a dog sanctuary and a really good guy. Steven has worked incredibly hard for his success, but he’s also figured out a way to work smart. He has studied top performers in science, art, sports, and business, and he’s written about his findings in his new book called The Art of Impossible. In this episode, we talk about the book, and how to have more joy in your life by achieving your own impossible. It’s a packed episode with practical tips on getting into flow, having hard high goals, and the science behind it all. Enjoy. Sponsors: Vuori.com/Shelby - for our listeners, they are offering 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Buy a pair of the joggers. You won’t go wrong. Organifi.com/Shelby - enter code SHELBY at checkout, and you’ll get 15% off your order. I also love the Green Juice and Gold Powder. Steven’s Book: The Art of Impossible - https://amzn.to/3qmHQbM Resources from this Episode: Flow Research Collective Flowblocker.com Thepassionrecipe.com Dr. Andrew Huberman (on stress and calm) Dr. Glenn Fox (on gratitude) Locke and Latham (on goal-setting theory) Connect with Steven: Website - stevenkotler.com Instagram - @Kotler.Steven
41:45
March 15, 2021
The Joy of Being Alcohol Free with Chris Cote
Chris Cote is one of the most respected action sports personalities around. The San Diego native is the editor and founder of Encinitas magazine and a commentator for the World Surf League (basically the NFL of surfing). He’s also a musician, plays guitar and sings in a punk band, DJs and MCs parties, and he’s just an all-around great guy and a rad dad to two adorable boys. Chris has been alcohol-free for over six years, and he happens to be one of the funniest, most authentic humans I know. In this episode, I talk with Chris about how he became sober, the joy of sobriety, and  where humor fits into his life. Chris shares some serious gems of wisdom, and I know you’ll get a lot out of it. Enjoy. Sponsors: Vuori.com/Shelby - for our listeners, they are offering 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Buy a pair of the joggers. You won’t go wrong. Organifi.com/Shelby - enter code SHELBY at checkout, and you’ll get 15% off your order. My favorite new product is the Harmony Blend. I also love the Green Juice and Gold Powder. Connect with Chris: Instagram - @ChrisCote The Monday M.A.S.S. Podcast  Shownotes for this episode: www.shelbystanger.com/vitaminjoy
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March 1, 2021
How to Stop Procrastinating with Christine Li
To kick off Season 2 of Vitamin Joy, we’re diving into an issue a ton of people struggle with: procrastination. I spoke with expert Christine Li about how to stop procrastinating so we can have more Vitamin Joy in our lives. Christine is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety and procrastination, and she’s helped thousands of people address their procrastination -- from people at institutions like Columbia University to everyday creatives like you and I. In this episode, we talk about how Christine’s got into this field, and she walks us through concrete, specific steps we can all take to stop procrastinating now. We also talk about how to approach procrastination in times like these, when so many of us might already feel stressed out. Enjoy! Sponsors: Organifi, who makes the best green powder juice around. Go to www.organifi.com/Shelby and enter Code SHELBY at checkout for 15% off your order AquaTru - www.aquatru.com - Enter Code SHELBY for $150 off your new portable at home reverse osmosis water filter system which I love! Christine Li’s Book: 5-Minute Self-Discipline Exercises: Stay Motivated, Cultivate Good Habits, and Achieve Your Goals Christine Li’s Podcast: Make Time for Success Connect with Christine: Instagram: @procrastinationcoach Facebook: Procrastination Coach Dr. Li Website: procrastinationcoach.com
41:17
February 16, 2021
The 2020 Vitamin Joy Recap
Host Shelby Stanger looks back at highlights from 2020 guests, lessons learned, and what's to come. Plus, she gives her own recipes on what’s bringing her Vitamin Joy these days and what she’s cutting out for next year. Previous episodes highlighted: Caroline MacDougall Chef Ramses Bravo Dr. Alan Goldhamer Comedian Fortune Feimster Sleep Expert Kelly Murray Dr. Louise Stanger Gabby Reece Meredith Arthur 2020 Vitamin Joy Sponsors Kashi Active Skin repair (code: Joy25) FX Chocolate supplements (code: VitaminJoy) Oars and Alps Skin Care (code: Shelby) Box Union Digital (code: VitaminJoy) The Urban and the Mystic crystals (code: VitaminJoy) Avocado Green Mattresses Sign up for the email newsletter to get free classes, events, info and more: www.shelbystanger.com Follow Vitamin Joy and Shelby on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shelbystanger/
12:47
December 28, 2020
How the Embrace the Suck with Brent Gleeson
2020 has been a year with some serious suck -- which is why today’s guest, Brent Gleeson, a retired Navy SEAL combat veteran turned accomplished entrepreneur, author, and acclaimed speaker, is the perfect person to talk about embracing sucky moments. Brent Gleeson has suffered some serious suck through his Navy SEAL training and startup business days. He recently wrote a book, Embrace the Suck, about his principles of why going through hard times and difficult challenges makes us stronger, more resilient beings. Brent is a San Diego local. In this episode, we talk about how to embrace the suck through our work, our relationships, our adventures, and just everyday living in 2020. We also talk about his approach to getting over fear, setting goals, why values matter, why dealing with trauma is so important, altruism and what it does for our brains, and how to use humor, even in the suckiest of situations. Sponsors: Zero B.S. Podcasting – An on-demand course to help you launch, grow and monetize a podcast show www.shelbystanger.com – Sign up for my email newsletter and get updates on a free New Year’s class I am teaching to green light your goals for 2021 Brent Gleeson’s Book Embrace the Suck Connect with Brent TakingPointLeadership.com or BrentGleesonSpeaker.com Brent Gleeson on Instagram Books Brent Recommends No Easy Day Lone Survivor
38:06
December 21, 2020
Addiction in the Family with Dr. Louise Stanger
Dr. Louise Stanger is a licensed clinical social worker, former college professor, three-time published author, internationally renowned clinician, interventionist, speaker, and an expert on mental health, addiction, process disorders and chronic pain. She’s also my mom! She was named Interventionist of the year last year by Harvard’s McClean Hospital and recently published her third book, Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions, and Recovery, published by Rockridge Press.  Addiction affects a lot of families, and in this pandemic, a lot of people have turned to substances to get through it. My mom and I talk a little about her background and why this field is so important to her having grown up in an alcoholic family. We get into what addiction is, how to start when helping yourself or a family member with an addiction, and some practical strategies to help you navigate making positive changes in your own life and in the lives of your family. Interviewing a parent is a real gift, and it’s a first for me. So listen all  the way to the end as we really find our flow. We get into practical tools to cope, real solutions, there’s some laughter and personal stories, and at the very end, I share a little about her book and my review. Enjoy! Sponsors: FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’ at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/ Avocado Green Mattress – The most sustainable, comfortable and supportive mattress around. Handmade in California, I love these mattresses. https://www.avocadogreenmattress.com/ Books by Dr. Stanger: Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions and Recovery Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions Connect with Dr. Louise Stanger Website Instagram Books Dr. Stanger Recommends/was Shaped by: The Art and Science of Portraiture by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot I’ve Known Rivers. Lives of Loss and Liberation by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! By Sheldon Kopp
44:10
December 8, 2020
How to Sleep Better with Kelly Murray
A great night’s sleep is the most cost effective Vitamin Joy there is. Today’s guest, Kelly Murray, is not only is an award-winning pediatric sleep consultant, but she literally coaches busy and ambitious professionals to sleep like a boss. Over the last few years, she’s helped hundreds of people get better sleep. We go beyond turning off our screens and not eating before bed. We get into the science of sleep, why we wake up in the middle of the night, how to go back to sleep, how hormones affect this, and so much more. I hope this short episode gets you more rest and more joy. Sponsors: Avocado Green Mattress – The most sustainable, comfortable and supportive mattress around. Handmade in California, I love these mattresses. https://www.avocadogreenmattress.com/ FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/ Resources: Sleep Like a Boss Connect with Kelly Murray: Website Instagram
35:30
November 24, 2020
Prescriptions for Vitamin Joy with Gabby Reece
Gabby Reece is an athlete, a former  professional volleyball player, a model, wife to pro surfer Laird Hamilton, a mom and step mom, podcast host, author, entrepreneur, and health and fitness advocate. We recorded this episode in person at her house in Malibu before the election I left feeling so joyful. Gabby has had a big career and spent time with very smart people in the realm of health and fitness so she gives great advice. We talk about everything from training your body to your mind and detailed things you can do every day that add up over the longtime to keep it healthy and joyful -- from sleep to training, to nutrition, saying no, romance, and where humor fits into all. Listen all the way to the end as there are some nuggets in here. I hope this show gives you as much Vitamin Joy as it did for me. Sponsors: FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/. Active Skin Repair –  Natural non-toxic solutions to dealing with everything from cuts and scrapes to burns, insect stings, cuts and more. They even have an alcohol free antimicrobial spray perfect for the current times. I take this stuff on every surf trip and hike I go on. Code: ‘Joy25’ gets you 25% off your order at BLDGActive.com. https://shop.bldgactive.com/?rfsn=4792972.ea536f The Urban and The Mystic - Beautiful crystal box sets perfect for the family. I love this female -founded company. Code “VitaminJoy” gets you 15% off your first order. https://theurbanandthemystic.com/ Resources: XPTLife Training Laird SuperFood Connect with Gabby Reece: Website Instagram The Gabby Reece Podcast
59:56
November 16, 2020
Movement is Medicine with Jessie Salas
Jessie Salas is a former firefighter and a Coach who is also the Program Director for Foundation Training , a program which uses  simple corrective exercise to help people move free and easily without pain. Jessie regularly works with people like you and I but also big wave professional surfers, professional athletes, active and retired military firemen, stuntmen,  and celebrities like Josh Brolin, Madonna, and so many more using Foundation Training to help them be pain free, and to maximize their potential Jessie travels all over to work with clients and people of all types to teach them Foundation Training and is constantly self-experimenting with different remedies and modalities to get the most out of life. We talk about what Foundation Training is, how you can use it at home, plus other things Jessie uses to get more vitamin Joy out of life including breath work, cold, grounding, different forms of movement, nutrition and more. Enjoy! Sponsors: FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’ at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/. Active Skin Repair –  Natural non-toxic solutions to dealing with everything from cuts and scrapes to burns, insect stings, cuts and more. They even have an alcohol free antimicrobial spray perfect for the current times. I take this stuff on every surf trip and hike I go on. Code: ‘Joy25’ gets you 25% off your order at BLDGActive.com. https://shop.bldgactive.com/?rfsn=4792972.ea536f Resources Foundation Training Foundation Training on Youtube Tutorial on Decompression Breathing Connect with Jessie Salas Jessie Salas on Instagram
35:07
November 2, 2020
The Joy of Plant-based SOS-free Cooking with Chef Ramses Bravo
Chef Ramses Bravo  is the head chef at True North Health Center. He’s been making plant based food without added sugar, salt, or oil for 15 years, and he actually makes this way of eating taste good. I’ve spent time in his Ramses Bravo’s kitchen, eaten his delicious food and taken his online classes. Ramses, has a dry sense of humor, a huge heart, and he is really good at what he does. We talk about his journey to cooking this way,  how you can get started, some of his favorite recipes, and how this way of eating has benefitted him personally. Ramses also shares what he does when he goes to restaurants at friends and family members houses who don’t eat the same way he does. His answer is refreshing and might surprise you. At the end, I share some of my own favorite plant bases SOS free recipes that help me maximize my own health and vitamin joy. Sponsors: FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’ at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/. Oars + Alps – Peak skincare for the naturally elevated. Shop the amazing Vitamin C eye serum, natural deodorant and more. Use the promo code ‘SHELBY’ for 20% off your order at https://www.oarsandalps.com/. Develop a Successful Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. I am teaching a class live (available on video on demand) to start, grow and monetize a show. For new and existing podcasters. Go to https://shelbystanger.com/courses. . Resources Bravo’s Health Promoting Cookbook Bravo Express Cookbook True North Health Learning Center My Previous Podcast with Ramses, Boss, Dr. Alan Goldhamer Connect with Ramses Bravo Website Bravo’s Cooking Classes
53:48
October 19, 2020
Water Fasting and the Joy of a SOS-Free Plant Based Diet with Dr. Alan Goldhamer
Dr. Goldhamer is the founder of the True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA, which specializes in supervised water fasting. For over 35 years they’ve helped over 20,000 patients reverse various aliments and diseases through supervised water-fasting and the introduction and education of a plant-based, sugar-free, oil-free, and salt-free diet. I know that sounds pretty hardcore, but this podcast is called Vitamin Joy. It’s about doing simple things in your life that can create massive amounts of joy. His techniques for what his results are are fairly simple – changing your diet and drinking only water. I get it’s  big leap for some people. Dr. Goldhamer, who is a licensed osteopathic physician, the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook, and the co-author of The Pleasure Trap, has seen the process work firsthand and been part of several big-time peer reviewed studies published in major medical journals, and  recently been featured in movies like What The Health, and the Netflix special UnWell. For today’s show, I talk about my own experience working with Dr. Goldhamer. I ask him to give us an overview of eating this, and how it can add more health and immunity to our lives, something we all care about right now. We also talk about how come it’s so hard for us to change our diets and how water fasting can make that change easier. This podcast gets even better towards the end. Sponsors: FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’ at checkout to get 20% off your first order at https://fxchocolate.com/. Oars + Alps – Peak skincare for the naturally elevated. Shop the amazing Vitamin C eye serum, natural deodorant and more. Use the promo code ‘SHELBY’ for 20% off your order at https://www.oarsandalps.com/. Develop a Successful Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. I am teaching a class live (available on video on demand) to start, grow and monetize a show. For new and existing podcasters. Go to https://shelbystanger.com/courses. Connect with True North Health Website Facebook True North Health Learning Center Resources The Pleasure Trap book by Alan Goldhamer and Dr. Doug Lisle The Health Promoting Cookbook Mamma Sezz Meal Delivery Previous Podcast on Wild Ideas Worth Living with Dr. Alan Goldhamer
57:02
October 16, 2020
Humor, Even in Emergencies with Dr. Candice “Dr. Bikini” Myhre
Emergency Room Doctor Candice Myhre saves lives in emergency situations every single day. For her job, she has to flexible and fast – going from patients who are literally dying to dealing with things like an ear infection in the next room. Humor eases the transition. It also lets her connect with her patients better, getting critical diagnoses, and easing her patients’ pain and fears more easily in emergencies --where every second matters. Recently, Canadice went viral on social media. After reading a study in a well-respected medical journal written by vascular surgeons that criticized women doctors for wearing bikinis on social media calling them more “unprofessional,” Candice spoke out about sexism in medicine. Her post went viral and she followed up by using humor to talk about a difficult subject. On today’s show I ask Candice how humor brings her not only Vitamin Joy for herself, but how humor helps her in medicine, how it helps her patients, her coworkers and even how it helps make people healthier. We also talk a little about her newfound social media fame, how humor helps her as a parent, and on how humor can help us in our own lives,  even in emergencies, even when things feel heavy, even in the year 2020. Sponsors: FX Chocolate – Amazing supplements inside sugar-free, keto-friendly dark chocolate squares. Use the promo-code ‘VitaminJoy’ at checkout to get 20% off your first order at FXchcoloate.com. Oars + Alps – Peak skincare for the naturally elevated. Shop the amazing Vitamin C eye serum, natural deodorant and more. Use the promo code ‘SHELBY’ for 20% off your order. Develop a Successful Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. I am teaching a class live (available on video on demand) to start, grow and monetize a show. For new and existing podcasters. Early bird Special through September 5th. Connect with Candice Myhre Instagram Facebook MedBikini Facebook Group
39:26
September 14, 2020
Caffeine Free with Caroline MacDougall
Today’s guest doesn’t drink caffeine. Caroline MacDougall is the founder, creator and CEO of Teeccino® an herbal tea company that makes coffee alternative beverages all with herbal products and adaptogenic herbs. She’s also designed numerous award-winning herbal beverages for top tea and natural products companies you have likely heard of including: The Republic of Tea, Yogi Tea Company, and more. She began her journey studying, growing, importing, blending and selling herbs in the 1970s, traveling around the world, to wilderness areas and remote villages, all to find herbs and teas. It’s lead her to a successful career that’s brought herself and a lot of others a lot of health and a lot of joy. Caroline shares her case for why caffeine is something we can all give up for at least a few months, the power of herbs and adaptogenics, and her journey of following her passion that’s lead to a fulfilling and joyful career. If you are a tea lover or are curious about giving up caffeine, keep listening. Resources Mentioned: Juilette de Bairacli Levy Sponsors: Oars + Alps – Peak skincare for the naturally elevated. Shop the amazing Vitamin C eye serum, natural deodorant and more. Use code SHELBY for 20% off your order. Develop a Successful Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. I am teaching a class live (available on video on demand) to start, grow and monetize a show. For new and existing podcasters. Early bird Special through September 5th. Connect with Caroline MacDougall and Teeccino Website Instagram Facebook Twitter
35:35
August 31, 2020
The Joy of Mindfulness Through Parenting (and Life) with Jaimal Yogis
Using Mindfulness to Find Joy as a Parent, and even not as a parent -- not that easy right now. Today’s guest,Jaimal Yogis, is a longtime friend, a dad to three boys under ten, a husband, an author, a speaker, and a mindfulness expert. Jaimal has written several bestselling books, including Saltwater Buddah, The Fear Project, and his latest book, which is a beautifully illustrated kid’s book (equally pleasing to adults) called Mop Rides the Waves of Life. It teaches kids about feelings through surfing. Jaimal and his wife are busy. She’s a CEO of a health technology company. He’s got a fulltime job. And they are moving houses right as we record this show. Since he’s so great about talking about mindfulness (the guy once tried to be a monk) I asked Jaimal tips and tricks about his own journey on finding joy through the chaos of parenthood, being a husband and just being a human in this time. This conversation made me feel calmer. I hope it does the same for you! Resources Mentioned: Mop Rides the Waves of Life – Jaimal’s new Kid’s book (Good for adults too) Zen Mind Beginners Mind Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh Robert Thurman’s Podcast Sponsors: Develop a Successful Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. This 90 minute class teaches you the things you can’t find from an Internet search about actually growing and monetizing your show from someone who has actually sold a podcast. ACTIVE - Real science for clean skin. Code JOY25 for 25% off your first order. This stuff is amazing! Connect with Jaimal Yogis Website Instagram Facebook Twitter
37:42
August 17, 2020
Grieve Better with Libby Carstensen
Today’s guest Libby Carstensen literally specializes in helping people find joy through grief. Libby is an executive and life coach, and a meditation, and mindfulness teacher who specializes in grief and loss. She’s been a Master Educator at Chopra (as is Deepak Chopra). She teaches an amazing Kundalini yoga class every morning available for all on Instagram, which we talk about towards the end, and she teaches by the motto, “Don’t just feel better, get better at feeling!” On today’s show we explore where grief comes from, ways to approach grief differently, where movement, breath practice and getting into nature fit in, and how grief can transform into a source of Vitamin Joy. Tools Mentioned: The Grief Recovery Handbook Breath of Joy Sponsors: Kashi, We make eating well, easy Start, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. This 90 minute class teaches you the things you can’t find from an Internet search about actually growing and monetizing your show from someone who has actually sold a podcast. Connect with Libby Carstensen Website Instagram Facebook
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August 3, 2020
The Joy of Consistency with Gregg Clunis
Consistency and Joy. Two words that don’t always go together. But today’s guest, Gregg Clunis, of the podcast and book, Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, has become a master at consistency and making tiny leaps to create big life changes. Along the way, he’s found a lot of Joy. Today, we talk about why and how consistency can be joyful ,and how you can have more in your life. We also dive into actual tools to achieve greater consistency in your life, plus where Gregg gets his Vitamin Joy. Enjoy. Tools Mentioned: Tomato Timers Hello Focus Simple Habit Monday.com Sponsors: Start, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. This 90 minute class teaches you the things you can’t find from an Internet search about actually growing and monetizing your show from someone who has actually sold a podcast. Kashi, We make eating well, easy Connect with Gregg Clunis Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Podcast
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July 20, 2020
Sweet and Salty Humor with Fortune Feimster
Life can be salty, but comedian Fortune Feimster uses comedy and humor to make it sweeter. With an appetite for the truth in her work, and for being authentically herself, even on giant stages like the one where she performed her amazing Netflix special, Sweet and Salty, (out now) Fortune has become a master at finding humor, even in more challenging times (like now). On today’s podcast show, we talk about how Fortune got into comedy, why comedy is so important, now more than ever, how to get over fear, even on stage, what makes her laugh out loud, and how you can start making light of your life more today. Connect with Fortune Feimster: Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Sponsors: Start, Grow and Monetize Your Podcast Class – If you have ever wanted to create a podcast, now is your time. This 90 minute class teaches you the things you can’t find from an Internet search about actually growing and monetizing your show from someone who has actually sold a podcast. BoxUnion Digital, Check it out with a 14-day FREE trial and 33% off your first two months (just $20) with promo code VITAMINJOY
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July 6, 2020
The Joy of Saying No with Derek Sivers
Often known for the phrase, “If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no,” Derek Sivers has a refreshing approach to saying no and minimalism that’s been especially helpful to me. The entrepreneur, who started and sold CD Baby for millions of dollars and gave much of it away, has also been a musician, producer, circus performer, entrepreneur, TED Speaker, and book publisher. He’s lived in different places around the world, often for a year or so at a time, and he is a huge fan of New Zealand, also my favorite country. His voice is also very calming. On this podcast, we go over everything from how saying no to things allows you to say YES to the things that matter, minimalism, and what brings Derek more joy. We recorded this episode back in April in quarantine, but even as we get back to a new normal, this message is more important than ever. Connect with Derek Sivers: Website Twitter Sponsors: BoxUnion Digital, Check it out with a 14-day FREE trial and 33% off your first two months (just $20) with promo code VITAMINJOY ACTIVE, Real science for clean skin. Code JOY25 for 25% off your first order.
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June 23, 2020
How to Get Out of Your Own Head with Meredith Arthur
Meredith Arthur worked for three startups in one year before getting diagnosed with general anxiety disorder. The San Francisco-based writer and video producer, who worked at places like Chowhound, Food Network and now Pinterest, was an early pioneer of "getting people to talk about mental health in a normal way.” She created the website Beautiful Voyager in 2015 for overthinkers, perfectionists, and people pleasers, and also edited Invisible Illness, the largest mental health publication on Medium. Most recently, she wrote the beautifully illustrated book, How to Get Out Of Your Own Head: Inspiration for Overthinkers in an Anxious World. On the show, Shelby and Meredith discuss tactics for getting out of your own head, with things like color, protecting your head, opting out, naming your inner critic, play, journaling, juggling, and so much more. Connect with Meredith: Website Instagram Meredith’s Book, Get Out Of Your Head, Inspiration For Overthinkers in an Anxious World Resources: Beautiful Voyager Meredith on Medium Sponsors: Kashi, We make eating well, easy ACTIVE, Real science for clean skin. Code JOY25 for 25% off your first order
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June 15, 2020
How to Breathe Better with James Nestor
Breathing seems like a simple act, but the way you breathe can affect the way you sleep, workout, talk, your health and even your mood. Best-selling author James Nestor spent the last three years studying ancient bones of ancestors to see how our breathing bones have evolved over the years and also trained with breath gurus, doctors, even plugged his nose and then taped his mouth shut to see how nose vs. mouth breathing affects your health in his latest book, Breath, The New Science of a Lost Art. On the show, Shelby and James talk about the difference and result between nose and mouth breathing, how certain ways of breathing can evoke so much joy, how a tribe of native Americans used a certain way of breathing to achieve optimal standards of health, how our sex and nasal tissue is similar, and how you can breathe better now to have more joy in your life today. At the end, Shelby tests the recipe. Connect with James: Website Instagram James’s Book, Breath - The New Science of a Lost Art Resources: Durapore tape (use at your own risk) Buteyko Breathing Our Breath Collective, Code: Vitamin Joy for $10 off your first month Sponsor: Kashi, We make eating well, easy.
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June 15, 2020
Welcome to Vitamin Joy with Shelby Stanger
How do we inject more health, humor and fun into our daily lives, even when things get messy? That’s the question driving award-winning journalist and podcaster Shelby Stanger as she interviews health, science and wellness experts as well as entrepreneurs, authors, artists and comedians on advice for how we can all attain more health and joy.
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June 4, 2020