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Join Amy Brown, co-host of The Bobby Bones Show, as she chats about “4 Things” each episode that she practices to promote an overall healthy well-being and maintain an attitude of gratitude, which she is trying to instill in her newly adopted children from Haiti while juggling the crazy schedule of a working mom! Tune in to find ways to sprinkle joy, self-care, and giving back into your life too!!

4 Things with Amy Brown Nashille Podcast Network

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 5K Ratings

Join Amy Brown, co-host of The Bobby Bones Show, as she chats about “4 Things” each episode that she practices to promote an overall healthy well-being and maintain an attitude of gratitude, which she is trying to instill in her newly adopted children from Haiti while juggling the crazy schedule of a working mom! Tune in to find ways to sprinkle joy, self-care, and giving back into your life too!!

    When Music Helps You Heal From An Eating Disorder (Outweigh)

    When Music Helps You Heal From An Eating Disorder (Outweigh)

    (OUTWEIGH) Singer/Song-writer Maura Streppa is Amy's guest today! Maura battled with an eating disorder for most of her life, but didn’t realize it until she was a freshman in college. She started recovery over COVID and really used songwriting to help get through it. She wrote a song called “Skinnier” that comes out December 2nd and hopes it will help others feel less alone + encourage them to NOT think that life will be better if/when they are skinnier!!

    About Maura: There is a place where country meets soul meets pop. That sweet spot exists in the heart of singer/songwriter, Maura Streppa. Heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Amy Winehouse, Kacey Musgraves, and more, Maura uniquely and effortlessly creates a home for lovers of the old and the new alike. Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Maura discovered her love for music at a young age. After a move from the city to the south lands of North Carolina, Maura found that her mother’s piano keys helped her express her deepest emotions. It was from that moment on that she decided she wanted to share these cathartic songs with the world. Maura continued writing, singing, and sharing until the age of 18, when she was asked to play the Carolina Country Music Festival and to open for country music star, Jimmie Allen. It was in that opportunity that Maura became more sure than ever that singing country music for thousands of people was what she wanted to do with her life. She promptly packed her bags and made her way to Music City. Since making the big move to Nashville, Maura has been performing almost every single night, sharing her soulful songs with those who cross her path. She recently won Tennessee Songwriter’s Week and made her debut at The Bluebird Cafe with her song, “Singer and The Song”. The eclectic artist has a strong conviction to create music with authenticity, love, and purpose and works hard to carry out that calling every day. Instagram: @maurastreppamusic 

    To contact Amy about Outweigh: hello@outweighpodcast.com

    Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy
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    • 21 min
    'HOLIDAY HARMONY' Is Out Today + Amy's Eyebrow Drama Before Filming + Amy & Kat's Turkey Day Gratitude + Chats With Lauren Swickard & Annelise Cepero

    'HOLIDAY HARMONY' Is Out Today + Amy's Eyebrow Drama Before Filming + Amy & Kat's Turkey Day Gratitude + Chats With Lauren Swickard & Annelise Cepero

    Happy Thanksgiving!! Today's the day that Amy's Christmas movie is available to stream on HBO Max. It's a romantic drama called 'Holiday Harmony' and we are freaking out. Amy tells Kat about the eyebrow mistake she made just days before filming. Brooke Shields is in the movie, so maybe Amy was inspired by her brows?? Big mistake, huge. In honor of thanksgiving, Kat & Amy do a special "4 things gratitude" sharing the thanksgiving side dishes + pies + family games + Christmas movies that they're most thankful for!

    Amy also sat down for 2 separate chats with people from 'Holiday Harmony.' The first chat is with the writer & producer of the movie, Lauren Swickard! The second chat is with the lead actor in the movie, Annelise Cepero (her character is Gail & that's who Amy shares a pivotal moment with during the infamous bathroom scene!) 

    HOPE YOU HAVE THE THANKSGIVING YOU NEED TO HAVE!!

    Don't forget you can shop with a purpose this holiday season at @TheShopForward. There are so many amazing gifts that GIVE BACK! High quality stuff (beware of knock off pullovers and other things - they are NOT the same quality and they do not have a donation attached!) ShopEspwa.com will get you to items that support Haiti. 4Things.com will get you all 4 things type items (that also support Haiti). But you can also just go to TheShopForward.com. Whatever is easiest for you to remember! It's all under the TSF umbrella!!! You'll also find all PIMPINJOY items there - if you want to spread a message of JOY this holiday season!

    Also, Amy's friend Andrea makes the most beautiful vintage ornament wreaths! You can check out her instagram if you're into that sorta vibe for your holiday decor because these wreaths are STUNNING! Her handle is @tannersbridewreaths !! Amy's other friend Sundi also has amazing Christmas gift ideas/options if you want to support another woman run, small business - just go to MockingbirdOnBroad.com to check out all the goodies on her site!

     

    Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy

    4ThingsWithAmyBrown@gmail.com 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Staying True To Yourself, Tips For Peeing In Public, Grieving With Kids, Amy's Christmas Movie Comes Out In 2 Days & More (5th Thing)

    Staying True To Yourself, Tips For Peeing In Public, Grieving With Kids, Amy's Christmas Movie Comes Out In 2 Days & More (5th Thing)

    Welcome to the '5th Thing' with Amy & Kat!! Today’s quote is: "I've learned to hold on to me. My favorite version of myself. Don't lose yours, okay?" - Amy in Holiday Harmony (the Christmas movie that she is in...it comes out on HBO Max in 2 days...eeeeeekkk!!!!) That line isn't exactly what Amy ended up saying in the movie, but that was the original script and we love that it's a reminder to stay true to ourselves....our favorite versions of ourselves!!!!!! This Thursday's 4 Things episode will be a special Thanksgiving episode with Kat joining in a little, along with the writer/producer of Holiday Harmony and the main character...can't wait for y'all to hear that!

    Amy heard a woman humming while she peed. It wasn’t like a musical hum…it was like she was peeing and hummmmmming to make it possible since she was in a public restroom. Seemed like she had to hum to pee. Or it was a meditative type thing. Not sure. Also, did you know we aren't supposed to squat to pee?? Squatting over instead of sitting down on the toilet can change the mechanics of urinating; over time that can increase the risk of lowering urinary tract symptoms including pelvic floor dysfunction and infections.

    Amy share's an email from a listener that just lost 2 loved ones this year so the grief is super heavy...and she's trying to hold it together for her family & 2-year-old. Amy recommends Megan Devine's grief journal (link below) and Kat shares her thoughts on showing emotion/grieving/crying in front of our kids. How to Carry What Can't Be Fixed: A Journal for Grief:https://www.amazon.com/How-Carry-What-Cant-Fixed/dp/1683643704 

    Thank you licensed therapist, Kat Defatta, for joining us with her wisdom. You can find her on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta + @YouNeedTherapyPodcast.

    Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy

     

    Send emails for the '5th Thing' to 4ThingsWithAmyBrown@gmail.com!

     

    P.S. '4 THINGS' CUSTOM CHRISTMAS PULLOVERS ARE AVAILABLE:

    This is a limited time thing and super cute for the holidays!! You can put whatever 4 things you love about Christmas on the red pullover (just has to be 13 characters or less) and these make great shirts for holiday events + matching family pajamas + gifts for friends!

     

    4things.com to make Christmas pullovers and for other 4 Things gifts that give back to Haiti. You can also check out ShopEspwa.com or TheShopForward.com for gifts that give back!! So many cute, high quality, meaningful items...including all 4 things items, PIMPINJOY, and more!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Navigating Cancer After Eating Disorder Recovery (Outweigh)

    Navigating Cancer After Eating Disorder Recovery (Outweigh)

    OUTWEIGH: Emily Riley is Amy's guest today and she's sharing her own journey living with an eating disorder, and then cancer.

    About Emily:Emily Riley is a people-lover, sunshine addict, and latte-obsessed human being with the painful experience of choosing eating disorder recovery in 2014 and then simultaneously walking through an unexpected journey with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma cancer treatment at 28 years old in 2019. Emily is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, yet moved to Nashville in 2013 after graduating from Auburn University. Follow along Emily’s continued pursuit in finding beauty in the mundane on Instagram @emilybrookeriley! 

     

    To contact Amy about Outweigh: hello@outweighpodcast.com

    Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Give Fear Space, Try Stream of Consciousness Writing, Make Easy Cookies (You're Welcome), & Seek Change Out Of Love (Not Hate) For Yourself

    Give Fear Space, Try Stream of Consciousness Writing, Make Easy Cookies (You're Welcome), & Seek Change Out Of Love (Not Hate) For Yourself

    FIRST THING - Give Fear Space:

    Amy's friend @LisaHayim put up a post on Instagram recently about giving fear space! Everything she shared about fear is so spot on, including the things we can do instead of pushing through fear (thank you Lisa for the tips!) We second Lisa's plea to normalize being afraid, have healthy skepticism, and give fear some breathing space. Such a good IG post!!! Speaking of IG, Amy also shares that you need to be following @BrunchWithBabs on IG if you’re not already! Her bio: “the internet mom/grandma you didn’t know you needed - come for family recipes, stay for the motherly advice!”

     

    SECOND THING - Try Stream Of Consciousness Writing:

    One of Amy's recent journal entries was dedicated to this mantra: "Think thoughts about what you want to be." and that led into her making a list of all the things she wants to be and then flowed into "stream of consciousness writing" - a helpful tool that Amy uses to just get everything from her brain to paper!

     

    Benefits of Stream of Consciousness Writing:

    -allows you to avoid overthinking

    -takes you on a journey of self-discovery

    -stops writer's block

    -teaches you to be vulnerable

    -helps you explore your thinking patterns

    -can help you make decisions

    -you can discover your writing style

    -can help release your mental load

     

    THIRD THING - Make Easy Cookies:

    It's that time of year!!! Amy always loves to remind you about her favorite & VERY easy Pumpkin Cookies. They require only 2 ingredients.

     

    Ingredients:

    -1 can of pumpkin puree (15 oz)

    -1 box spice cake mix (or simple mills pumpkin muffin mix) 

     

    Instructions:

    -Preheat the oven to 350°

    -Line baking sheet with parchment paper

    -Mix your pumpkin and cake mix together in a medium bowl until there are no more lumps.

    -Scoop a tablespoon(ish) onto baking sheet & keep them an inch or 2 apart

    -Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges start to golden a little bit

    -Remove from the oven & allow cookies to cool - if you can even wait that long before eating one!

     

    *You can also frost them with cream cheese, vanilla, or a sugar glaze icing if you want to go the extra mile, but not necessary (as that would technically be a 3rd ingredient and we don't have time for that!!) 

     

     

    FOURTH THING - Seek Change Out Of Love (Not Hate) For Yourself:

    Amy actually shares 4 things inside this fourth thing - it's like inception - or something??

     

    One of the most popular 4 things items for Christmas is now available - for a limited time - red customizable Christmas pullovers! You can put whatever 4 things you want (each thing just has to be 13 characters or less!) For example Amy's says: 

     

    BABY JESUS. 

    MARIAH CAREY. 

    FAMILY TIME. 

    COOKIES. 

     

    These pullovers also go towards supporting Haiti, so if you want to make some as gifts or for a cute family pajama pictures (just add flannel bottoms & everyone looks festive) then order soon - because you'll want enough time to get them made & shipped out to your before the holiday season really kicks into gear! 
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    • 19 min
    A Divine Moment, Music Is Therapeutic (Cursing Can Be Too), Emergency Confetti & More (5th Thing)

    A Divine Moment, Music Is Therapeutic (Cursing Can Be Too), Emergency Confetti & More (5th Thing)

    Welcome to the '5th Thing' with Amy & Kat!! Today’s quote is: "I used to sneak out of my house to go to parties, now I do the opposite!" (from the @elarroyo_atx sign) Hopefully not too many people snuck out of our Wichita LIVE party...Lol. At the beginning of the evening (before everyone attending took their seats) some people wrote down their expectations for the night. You'll hear Kat share some of them with Amy (because she never got to look at them) and it's cool to hear what people hoped to get out of the evening...and even cooler that most expectations seem to have been met!

     

    Amy then shares a few emails from people that were at the LIVE podcast and one of them is a very touching email from a listener named Tosha...it's such an impactful note about what went down for her that night and her plans moving forward. Tosha's words are going to touch someone listening to this episode...we just know it!! We are so thankful to listeners that are willing to share their stories with all of us! Thank you, Tosha!

     

    Since cursing is a topic that came up during the LIVE podcast, Amy tells Kat about a study she came across the other day: "Swearing Is Extremely Helpful in Modern Life!" Kat says she keeps a book about cursing at her office!! There's obviously times when it's offensive and inappropriate - but the point of this chat is simply that it can be helpful at times if you just need to release anger or frustration, etc...

     

    Thank you licensed therapist, Kat Defatta, for joining us with her wisdom. You can find her on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta + @YouNeedTherapyPodcast.

    Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy

     

    Send emails for the '5th Thing' to 4ThingsWithAmyBrown@gmail.com!

     

    P.S. '4 THINGS' CUSTOM CHRISTMAS PULLOVERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE:

    This is a limited time thing and super cute for the holidays!! You can put whatever 4 things you love about Christmas on the red pullover (just has to be 13 characters or less) and these make great shirts for holiday events + matching family pajamas + gifts for friends! Go to 4Things.com to customize Christmas pullovers and to see other 4 Things items that help spread hope in Haiti!

     

    You can also check out TheShopForward.com or ShopEspwa.com for so many cute gift ideas that give back!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min

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Love listening to Amy Brown and her journey through life… she has great guests! This podcast won’t disappoint!

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