86 episodes

Welcome to the Medium Well podcast with Sara Weinreb, your host and guinea pig. Medium Well follows Sara's adventures and misadventures with navigating transitions, embracing uncertainty, and figuring out what it means to be human on this very fine and often confusing planet. Along the way, Sara openly (like, really openly) speaks to everyone from spiritual guides to career coaches, accomplished entrepreneurs and healers, consultants and creatives, all in hopes of finding her way to Medium Well.

Medium Well Sara Weinreb

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

Welcome to the Medium Well podcast with Sara Weinreb, your host and guinea pig. Medium Well follows Sara's adventures and misadventures with navigating transitions, embracing uncertainty, and figuring out what it means to be human on this very fine and often confusing planet. Along the way, Sara openly (like, really openly) speaks to everyone from spiritual guides to career coaches, accomplished entrepreneurs and healers, consultants and creatives, all in hopes of finding her way to Medium Well.

    What you should(n't) do in your business (or life!)

    What you should(n't) do in your business (or life!)

    This episode is a bit of a rant— I am so frustrated seeing folks on the internet telling others what to do. The truth is they have no idea how you operate, what your privilege and access is, your mental and physical health, your trauma response, how your brain works, or more. I break down why this frustrates me so much, and how to avoid it.
    In this episode, I discuss:
    How no one can or should give general advice to an audience knowing what each individual should do
    How folks giving generalized advice don’t know your personal unique situation, yet tell you what to do
    Why it’s problematic that often people giving advice on the internet come from massive privilege and don’t acknowledge that
    Why you should focus on sharing experiences and your stories, versus giving (or taking) blind advice
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Want to request an episode topic or question you’d like me to answer? Contact me here or shoot me a DM on Instagram (@saraweinreb).
    How to keep up with my work:
    IMBY, my new virtual community center, where we talk about the topics discussed on this podcast and more.
    Follow @gatherimby on Instagram to keep up with what’s going on in the community center.
    Follow me, @saraweinreb, on IG for more podcast episodes, mediocre reels, and rants

    • 12 min
    Wtf do I do when I see a friend post conspirituality content?

    Wtf do I do when I see a friend post conspirituality content?

    Someone asked me how I approach seeing folks I know posting or re-posting conspiracy theory and conspirituality-focused content on social media. In this episode, I break down my approach to these conversations, when I engage, when I do not engage, and how I assess the situation!
    In this episode, I discuss:
    My process when I see someone I know post something problematic
    How I decide when to engage and when not to engage
    Why I (generally) don’t engage with true conspiracy theory folks
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Conspirituality Podcast
    Want to request an episode topic or question you’d like me to answer? Contact me here or shoot me a DM on Instagram (@saraweinreb).
    How to keep up with my work:
    IMBY, my new virtual community center, where we talk about the topics discussed on this podcast and more.
    Follow @gatherimby on Instagram to keep up with what’s going on in the community center.
    Follow me, @saraweinreb, on IG for more podcast episodes, mediocre reels, and rants

    • 13 min
    How to be an anti-capitalist rich bitch

    How to be an anti-capitalist rich bitch

    Of course this title is a little tongue-in-cheek, but the question remains: how do we be anti-capitalist and also thrive within the capitalist structure we exist under? I don’t have the answer, but in this episode, I break down how I am thinking about this question which I am asking and you might be too.
    In this episode, I discuss:
    Questions I am asking myself as I explore existing as an anti-capitalist in my daily life
    Considering your “enough” point
    Rethinking your pricing if you’re an entrepreneur
    Exploring redistribution of your wealth and income
    Mentioned in this episode:
    My amazing coach Alexis Rockley
    Want to request an episode topic or question you’d like me to answer? Contact me here or shoot me a DM on Instagram (@saraweinreb).
    How to keep up with my work:
    IMBY, my new virtual community center, where we talk about the topics discussed on this podcast and more.
    Follow @gatherimby on Instagram to keep up with what’s going on in the community center.
    Follow me, @saraweinreb, on IG for more podcast episodes, mediocre reels, and rants

    • 15 min
    Finding your way in a saturated market (and is there really space for everyone?)

    Finding your way in a saturated market (and is there really space for everyone?)

    Today’s topic of conversation came about from something that recently came up at an IMBY gathering about standing out as an entrepreneur in a saturated market. Is there really space for everyone? How do you find your people? I don’t have all the answers, of course, but in this episode, I share some ideas to play around with. If you try them out, I’d love to hear how it went!
    In this episode, I discuss:
    The beauty and challenges of everything moving online during the pandemic
    How to narrow in your audience to be clearer on who you’re trying to reach
    Explore creating a more specific offering
    Seeking local partnerships
    How there are no clear answers for the uncertain times we’re in
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Want to request an episode topic or question you’d like me to answer? Contact me here or shoot me a DM on Instagram (@saraweinreb).
    How to keep up with my work:
    IMBY, my new virtual community center, where we talk about the topics discussed on this podcast and more.
    Follow @gatherimby on Instagram to keep up with what’s going on in the community center.
    Follow me, @saraweinreb, on IG for more podcast episodes, mediocre reels, and rants
     

    • 11 min
    Four ways I am approaching anti-capitalism in my business

    Four ways I am approaching anti-capitalism in my business

    There’s a lot of talk about anti-capitalist business in my communities, and while I have been embodying some of the principles for some time now, I built IMBY with anti-capitalism as a core value. In this episode, I break down four ways that I am approaching anti-capitalism in my business, with specific examples. Please note— I am not an expert on this topic! I am still learning and growing, and if there are things you’ve learned that you’d like to share or ways I can evolve my understanding of the topic, I am always open to feedback and conversation.
    In this episode, I discuss:
    How I am approaching anti-capitalism as an entrepreneur with a small business
    How I define anti-capitalism (a work in progress!)
    Using a sliding scale for equity and accessibility
    How we focus on the collective
    Why we are transparent with our finances
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Jennifer Patterson of Corpus Ritual’s sliding scale
    IMBY’s sliding scale details and transparency reports
    Want to request an episode topic or question you’d like me to answer? Contact me here or shoot me a DM on Instagram (@saraweinreb).
    How to keep up with my work:
    IMBY, my new virtual community center, where we talk about the topics discussed on this podcast and more.
    Follow @gatherimby on Instagram to keep up with what’s going on in the community center.
    Follow me, @saraweinreb, on IG for more podcast episodes, mediocre reels, and rants
     
     

    • 15 min
    Who's at the table in your small business? (and all about my new series!)

    Who's at the table in your small business? (and all about my new series!)

    Welcome back to Medium Well! Today I am launching a solo series where I break down topics I am thinking about, learning about, or have expertise in-- all in 5-15(ish) minute episodes. More about this format at the beginning of this episode! In today's episode, I speak about something I am thinking about as I learn more about equity-centered design (a reframe of design thinking)-- who's in the room, and who has access to making decisions within our businesses? I break down what I am learning and thinking about in my business and beyond!
    In this episode, I discuss:
    What my new solo series is all about
    How I am changing my thinking about design thinking, and learning more about equity-centered design
    Evaluating who has decision-making power in your organization and if it’s the same folks who are impacted by the decisions being made (and why it’s problematic if the latter folks aren’t included)
    Valuing lived experience in addition to professional experience
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Episode 45 on design thinking 101 (please note this episode was recorded 2 years ago, and my relationship to and understanding of design thinking is shifting as I learn about taking an equity-centered design approach)
    The most popular design thinking strategy is BS (Fast Company)
    Links to keep up with my work:
    IMBY, my new virtual community center, where we talk about the topics discussed on this podcast and more.
    Follow @gatherimby on Instagram to keep up with what’s going on in the community center.
    Follow me, @saraweinreb, on IG for more podcast episodes, mediocre reels, and rants
     
     
     
     

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

lizzyatapple ,

So interesting!

A really great podcast. Sara introduces us to so many people and approaches for exploring our lives and finding the path we want to be on. Since most of us don’t have the time and $$ to go meet the people and try all these things ourselves, this is a great way to learn.

julia elise mpls ,

So unique and honest!

I’ve been hooked on medium well ever since I discovered it. Sara is an thoughtful, honest, and funny host and an insightful interviewer. I love the variety of topics including sustainability, wellness, herbalism, and especially entrepreneurship. Sara brings into the conversation lots of facets of these topics that you just don’t hear elsewhere.

maiazw ,

a must listen!

sara is a wonderful interviewer and curates a compelling and diverse range of guests. her perspective as an enthusiast for all things wellness with a healthy dose of skepticism cultivates thought provoking conversations that make you feel like you are on the journey with her.

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