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Challenging the Collective is a podcast from the founder of popular wellness and lifestyle blog, On Adulting. Katina Mountanos has created a space where we can question everything...so that together, we can all make conscious choices for the improvement of our lives and our world.

She and her guests push your thinking on topics such as spirituality, self-care, minimalist fashion, green beauty, impact investing, healing methods, entrepreneurship, and so much more.

So, slow down for a bit and let yourself become awake to your choices...so that you can Challenge your version of the Collective, too.

Challenging the Collective Podcast: Becoming Awake To Conscious Choices Katina Mountanos

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Challenging the Collective is a podcast from the founder of popular wellness and lifestyle blog, On Adulting. Katina Mountanos has created a space where we can question everything...so that together, we can all make conscious choices for the improvement of our lives and our world.

She and her guests push your thinking on topics such as spirituality, self-care, minimalist fashion, green beauty, impact investing, healing methods, entrepreneurship, and so much more.

So, slow down for a bit and let yourself become awake to your choices...so that you can Challenge your version of the Collective, too.

    36. Clean Beauty Warrior, Indie Lee, On Staying Grounded With Nature's Help

    36. Clean Beauty Warrior, Indie Lee, On Staying Grounded With Nature's Help

     
    Do you ever feel like the Universe is giving you a major sign?
    Indie Lee, the founder of the renowned clean beauty company, had an experience that shifted the course of her life. After spending much of her early career “following the rules” - working a corporate job, traveling the world, raising a family - she decided that she needed to get closer to her passions.
    So, she built a greenhouse and started growing healing plants.
    But that complete career shift wasn’t enough. It wasn’t until she found out that she had a life-threatening illness that she knew she had to align with her life’s purpose: help others heal.
    She started Indie Lee, a clean beauty company, to educate others about the healing power of nature without sacrificing beauty, quality and clean products. Indie’s story will leave you feeling inspired, energized and empowered to make the change you wish to see in your life and find the strength you never knew you had.
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    For more info, visit: www.onadulting.com/podcast
     
    To connect with Katina about questions, comments, speaker ideas, or sponsorship inquiries please email katina@onadulting.com.
     
    To join the On Adulting Tribe + email newsletter, please visit http://eepurl.com/dhaq_T
     
    Resources:

    Read more about Indie Lee and her clean beauty products here: https://www.indielee.com/
     

    • 53 min
    35. Founder of Modern Fertility, Afton Vechery, On Taking Control Of Our Bodies

    35. Founder of Modern Fertility, Afton Vechery, On Taking Control Of Our Bodies

     Did you ever wonder why fertility is something that’s talked about in hushed tones and quiet corners in our modern world?
    Me neither. And, neither does Afton. 
    During this podcast episode, we will hear from Afton Vechery, the co-founder of the San Francisco-based startup, Modern Fertility. Modern Fertility is an at-home fertility test, where for only $150, you can have access to your fertility hormones in an easy and accessible way.
    After Afton went through her own difficult experience trying to understand what her fertility options were, she decided that something more needed to be done. So, she set out to democratize women’s hormones - and understanding of our bodies.
    During our chat, Afton takes us back to the beginning - starting with her passion for melding science and business back in middle school (seriously!). She spent her entire career so far sitting in between these two areas, always asking “why”.
    No matter what life stage you’re at, this episode is an inspiring take on questioning the status quo...and doing something about it. It’s time to take control ladies!
     
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    For more info, visit: www.onadulting.com/podcast
    To connect with Katina about questions, comments, speaker ideas, or sponsorship inquiries please e-mail katina@onadulting.com.

    To join the On Adulting Tribe + email newsletter, please visit http://eepurl.com/dhaq_T
     
    Resources:

    Learn more about Modern Fertility here: https://modernfertility.com/

    • 49 min
    34. Acupuncturist, Christine Friel, On Finding Our Ch'i

    34. Acupuncturist, Christine Friel, On Finding Our Ch'i

     What does it mean to find your ch’i?
    In this podcast episode, Christine Friel, an acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner walks us through the many different ways that we can re energize our ch’i, or life force - no matter if needles freak you out or not.
    Christine walks us through the many different facets of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and her approach to looking at the whole picture for her patients. Think of her as a professional dot-connector; able to see how your angry outbursts might be connected to liver inflammation.
    In this episode, we walk through the basics of acupuncture: what it is, why needles shouldn’t scare you, and how we can use many different aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to heal.
    Christine is also an expert on women’s health during all aspects of life - and how our diets, movement, and mindset could impact our vitality. She explains different ways that we could connect the dots ourselves - and live a life filled with Ch’i.
     
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    For more info, visit: www.onadulting.com/podcast
     
    To connect with Katina about questions, comments, speaker ideas, or sponsorship inquiries please e-mail katina@onadulting.com.

    To join the On Adulting Tribe + email newsletter, please visit http://eepurl.com/dhaq_T

    • 1 hr 3 min
    33. Social Entrepreneur, Angela Luna On Creating With A Purpose

    33. Social Entrepreneur, Angela Luna On Creating With A Purpose

     Did you ever think that a fashionable jacket could double as a place of shelter?
    Me neither. But, Angela Luna always believed that fashion could be used as a tool for change - even in the most dire situations. After seeing the impact of the refugee crisis firsthand, Angela was not only inspired - but felt responsible - to create something with a purpose.
    And so, ADIFF was born.
    ADIFF is a socially conscious clothing brand that is using fashion to aid in global displacement. Angela created ADIFF during her time at Parson’s School of Design, and was name Designer of the Year Award for her work. But, ADIFF wasn’t just a school project - it is a social impact company that is redefining the way that we look at clothing as a tool, a statement, a way to change the world (literally).
    Tune in to this episode of Challenging the Collective for a raw and real conversation about entrepreneurship, making an impact, and all the unpredictable, unromantic moments that come with starting a company with a purpose. It’s definitely one you won’t want to miss!
     
    Resources:

    Check out more about ADIFF at their website, https://www.adiff.com/
     
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    For more info, visit: www.onadulting.com/podcast
     
    To connect with Katina about questions, comments, speaker ideas, or sponsorship inquiries please e-mail katina@onadulting.com.

    To join the On Adulting Tribe + email newsletter, please visit http://eepurl.com/dhaq_T

    • 58 min
    32. Yogi and Urban Mystic, Darren Main, On Making the Mundane Sacred + Finding Your Breath

    32. Yogi and Urban Mystic, Darren Main, On Making the Mundane Sacred + Finding Your Breath

    Have you ever thought about the power of our minds and breath?
    Darren Main, one of the most well-respected yogis, authors and spiritual thinkers in San Francisco and truly, around the world, invites us to see “what a clusterfuck our lives might be” - and how we can use our own selves to transform.
    Darren is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and has this amazing ability to make extremely deep topics like religion, addiction and spirituality light. He takes us through his own life experiences as a gay man who is HIV-positive - and a yogi.
    He also explains the science and spirituality behind breathwork.
    Remember: you may not be able to change the facts, but you can change the narrative.
    For more info, visit: www.onadulting.com/podcast
     
    To connect with Katina about questions, comments, speaker ideas, or sponsorship inquiries please e-mail onadulting@gmail.com.

    To join the On Adulting Tribe + email newsletter, please visit http://eepurl.com/dhaq_T

    • 58 min
    37. Founders of Almost 30 Podcast, Lindsey + Krista, On Navigating Our 20s And Beyond

    37. Founders of Almost 30 Podcast, Lindsey + Krista, On Navigating Our 20s And Beyond

    Did you ever think...I’m almost 30 (or 25 or 20) - and I have no clue what I’m doing with my life?
    Krista and Lindsey felt the same exact way (same). But now, they’re here to help.
    It seems fitting that for the last episode of Challenging the Collective, Season 1, we’re lucky enough to hear from the coolest ladies on the block about Growing Up: Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik, the founders of the Almost 30 Podcast.
    Krista and Lindsey have spent the last two years chatting with some of the brightest and most inspiring minds in  health, wellness, entrepreneurship, self-development. Their podcast, Almost 30, has been named one of iTunes Top 100 - and they’ve reached hundreds of thousands of women around the world.
    So, in honor of growing up in a mindful & happy way - let’s all lean in and have a real, raw, unfiltered chat about Growing Up.
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    For more info, visit: www.onadulting.com/podcast
     
    To connect with Katina about questions, comments, speaker ideas, or sponsorship inquiries please email katina@onadulting.com.
     
    To join the On Adulting Tribe + email newsletter, please visit http://eepurl.com/dhaq_T
     
    Resources:

    Listen to The Almost 30 Podcast here: https://www.almost30podcast.com/

    • 48 min

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