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After experiencing a cancer diagnosis in her twenties (Aly) and a self-love journey that led to a sustained 50lb weight loss experience (Erica), we created a platform to interview real people about their personal journeys in health and wellness. From physical wellness, to emotional and spiritual, we hear courageous stories and focus on why it is important to share them. We are committed to de-stigmatizing conversations in the wellness space and celebrate the experiences and lessons of our courageous guests. Aly and Erica are certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches with advanced training in gut health and hormone health.

Courageous Wellness Aly French and Erica Stein

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 100 Ratings

After experiencing a cancer diagnosis in her twenties (Aly) and a self-love journey that led to a sustained 50lb weight loss experience (Erica), we created a platform to interview real people about their personal journeys in health and wellness. From physical wellness, to emotional and spiritual, we hear courageous stories and focus on why it is important to share them. We are committed to de-stigmatizing conversations in the wellness space and celebrate the experiences and lessons of our courageous guests. Aly and Erica are certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches with advanced training in gut health and hormone health.

    Briana Smith of NED Discusses her Journey to Plants and Herbalism and How To Encourage Homeostasis In The Body Using Holistic Modalities

    Briana Smith of NED Discusses her Journey to Plants and Herbalism and How To Encourage Homeostasis In The Body Using Holistic Modalities

    Today on the podcast we have a beautiful conversation with Briana Smith, Traditional Herbalist, Intuitive, Yoga Instructor, and the Education Manager at NED.  Briana deeply believes that each of us have the capacity to heal within the right conditions. Her work is about listening to the body, mind and spirit as they communicate their necessities. She provides holistic spaces, remedies and perspectives that encompass the ancestral, spiritual and energetic needs of her clients. In this conversation Briana shares with us her personal wellness journey to the world of herbalism and also talks about the botanicals used in Ned products. Ned is a wellness company that offers Full Spectrum Hemp Oil products that are USDA certified organic. These products are science-backed, nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. We also had the pleasure of speaking with co-founder, Adriaan Zimmerman, in 2019 on his journey to founding Ned and transforming his anxiety with CBD. You can find the link to that episode by clicking here. 

    To learn more visit: www.helloned.com or follow on instagram @ned You can receive 15% off our favorite Ned CBD products, including the Hormone Balance Blend and the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, go to www.helloned.com and enter the code CWPODCAST at checkout

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday

    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 

    This episode is brought to you by NIX a sustainable & natural mouthwash that aims to eliminate single-use plastic waste while using the highest quality natural ingredients to create a mouthwash that is both gentle on you and gentle on our planet. You can save 25% when you visit www.nixmouthwash.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 20% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas. 

    You can also save 20% on all spa treatments at Milk+Honey Spa locations in Los Angeles and Texas and get a special rate on a curated Courageous Wellness Retreat Spa Package that includes a 60 minute massage and dry brushing. Book over the phone or online and visit: milkandhoneyspa.com

    Shop Vintners Daughter + Get 2-Day Free Shipping

    This Episode is Sponsored by Sprout Living. To Save 20% on Our Favorite Plant Based Protein Powders by Sprout Living visit: http://www.sproutliving.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by BASE. Improve your diet, sleep, stress, and fatigue with affordable at-home lab testing. To try BASE, take the quiz, and save 20% on your first month visit: get-base.com/CWPODCAST and use code CWPODCAST at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by OPEN. Open is giving Courageous Wellness listeners 30-days free when you visit withopen.com/CWPodcast With Open…you can practice with the best teachers in the world. Anywhere, anytime -- see you in class! 

    We are so excited to partner with Seed! You can save 15% on Seed Synbiotic by using code: courageous15 at checkout. Head to www.seed.com to learn more. 

    Save 20% on Sakara clean boutique and meal delivery with code: xocourageous at checkout! 

    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 

     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Jaycee Gossett Talks The Class, “The Fertility Series,” and Her Own Fertility Journey

    Jaycee Gossett Talks The Class, “The Fertility Series,” and Her Own Fertility Journey

    Today on the podcast we welcome Jaycee Gossett, Founding Teacher, and VP of Training & Development at The Class. The class is a cathartic workout experience, like no other, that combines movement, meditation, and guides you to restore balance in yourself. Jaycee’s classes create space to discover strengths, explore freedom, and reconnect to truth. She brings her love of music and dance to The Class and encourages her students to move, feel and live with full expression. She also just helped launch “The Class” Fertility Series in May – available on their online streaming platform.  The Fertitlity Series helps women, transgender and non-binary people understand that the stronger their mind and body are together, the more resilience they’ll have throughout their fertility journey. On this episode, Jaycee speaks about her own struggles and fertility journey, talks about the fertility series, and shares incredible tips and tools with us today to work through our emotions on fertility. 

    To learn more you can visit: https://www.theclass.com or follow Jaycee on instagram @jayceegossett

    To listen to our episode on Blood Sugar Balance (referenced in the intro) you can click here. 

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday

    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 

    This episode is brought to you by NIX a sustainable & natural mouthwash that aims to eliminate single-use plastic waste while using the highest quality natural ingredients to create a mouthwash that is both gentle on you and gentle on our planet. You can save 25% when you visit www.nixmouthwash.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 20% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas. 

    You can also save 20% on all spa treatments at Milk+Honey Spa locations in Los Angeles and Texas and get a special rate on a curated Courageous Wellness Retreat Spa Package that includes a 60 minute massage and dry brushing. Book over the phone or online and visit: milkandhoneyspa.com

    Shop Vintners Daughter + Get 2-Day Free Shipping

    This Episode is Sponsored by Sprout Living. To Save 20% on Our Favorite Plant Based Protein Powders by Sprout Living visit: http://www.sproutliving.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by BASE. Improve your diet, sleep, stress, and fatigue with affordable at-home lab testing. To try BASE, take the quiz, and save 20% on your first month visit: get-base.com/CWPODCAST and use code CWPODCAST at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by OPEN. Open is giving Courageous Wellness listeners 30-days free when you visit withopen.com/CWPodcast With Open…you can practice with the best teachers in the world. Anywhere, anytime -- see you in class! 

    Meet NED: You can receive 15% off our favorite Ned CBD products, including the Hormone Balance Blend and the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, go to www.helloned.com and enter the code CWPODCAST at checkout

    We are so excited to partner with Seed! You can save 15% on Seed Synbiotic by using code: courageous15 at checkout. Head to www.seed.com to learn more. 

    Save 20% on Sakara clean boutique and meal delivery with code: xocourageous at checkout! 

    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Cu

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Earth & Star Co-Founders, Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, Break Down Functional Mushrooms and Partnership in Entrepreneurship

    Earth & Star Co-Founders, Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, Break Down Functional Mushrooms and Partnership in Entrepreneurship

    Today we welcome, Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, wellness enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. As the founders of hugely successful BluePrint Cleanse, Earth & Star is the duo's second venture together in the wellness space. Earth & Star offers a wide variety of functional mushroom products, which provide powerful health benefits to consumers. In this conversation, we discuss Zoe and Erica’s personal journeys in wellness and with each other and talk all about functional mushrooms. You can also save 15% with code CWPodcast through August 31st on all Earth & Star products. To learn more visit: https://earthandstar.com

    to listen to our episode with Mia Lux on Humor and Wellness (referenced in the intro) you can click here. 

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday

    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 

    This episode is brought to you by NIX a sustainable & natural mouthwash that aims to eliminate single-use plastic waste while using the highest quality natural ingredients to create a mouthwash that is both gentle on you and gentle on our planet. You can save 25% when you visit nixmouthwash.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 20% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas. 

    You can also save 20% on all spa treatments at Milk+Honey Spa locations in Los Angeles and Texas and get a special rate on a curated Courageous Wellness Retreat Spa Package that includes a 60 minute massage and dry brushing. Book over the phone or online and visit: milkandhoneyspa.com

    Shop Vintners Daughter + Get 2-Day Free Shipping

    This Episode is Sponsored by Sprout Living. To Save 20% on Our Favorite Plant Based Protein Powders by Sprout Living visit: http://www.sproutliving.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by BASE. Improve your diet, sleep, stress, and fatigue with affordable at-home lab testing. To try BASE, take the quiz, and save 20% on your first month visit: get-base.com/CWPODCAST and use code CWPODCAST at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by OPEN. Open is giving Courageous Wellness listeners 30-days free when you visit withopen.com/CWPodcast With Open…you can practice with the best teachers in the world. Anywhere, anytime -- see you in class! 

    Meet NED: You can receive 15% off our favorite Ned CBD products, including the Hormone Balance Blend and the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, go to www.helloned.com and enter the code CWPODCAST at checkout

    We are so excited to partner with Seed! You can save 15% on Seed Synbiotic by using code: courageous15 at checkout. Head to www.seed.com to learn more. 

    Save 20% on Sakara clean boutique and meal delivery with code: xocourageous at checkout! 

    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 

     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Rachel Katz Shares Her Self Love and Healing Journey, Talks Leaving Toxic Relationships, and How to Live Your Most Authentic Embodied Life

    Rachel Katz Shares Her Self Love and Healing Journey, Talks Leaving Toxic Relationships, and How to Live Your Most Authentic Embodied Life

    To learn more visit: https://thefullifebyrachel.com

    or follow on Instagram @rachel_katz_

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday

    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 

    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 20% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas. 

    You can also save 20% on all spa treatments at Milk+Honey Spa locations in Los Angeles and Texas and get a special rate on a curated Courageous Wellness Retreat Spa Package that includes a 60 minute massage and dry brushing. Book over the phone or online and visit: milkandhoneyspa.com

    Shop Vintners Daughter + Get 2-Day Free Shipping

    This Episode is Sponsored by Sprout Living. To Save 20% on Our Favorite Plant Based Protein Powders by Sprout Living visit: http://www.sproutliving.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by BASE. Improve your diet, sleep, stress, and fatigue with affordable at-home lab testing. To try BASE, take the quiz, and save 20% on your first month visit: get-base.com/CWPODCAST and use code CWPODCAST at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by OPEN. Open is giving Courageous Wellness listeners 30-days free when you visit withopen.com/CWPodcast With Open…you can practice with the best teachers in the world. Anywhere, anytime -- see you in class! 

    Meet NED: You can receive 15% off our favorite Ned CBD products, including the Hormone Balance Blend and the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, go to www.helloned.com and enter the code CWPODCAST at checkout

    We are so excited to partner with Seed! You can save 15% on Seed Synbiotic by using code: courageous15 at checkout. Head to www.seed.com to learn more. 

    Save 20% on Sakara clean boutique and meal delivery with code: xocourageous at checkout! 

    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 

     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Alyssa Kuzins Shares Her Journey With Embodiment Work and The Creation of ”Body Art”

    Alyssa Kuzins Shares Her Journey With Embodiment Work and The Creation of ”Body Art”

    Alyssa Kuzins is an embodiment coach, retreat leader and writer, working on her first book, A poetry memoir of the human spirit, healing and love. Her mission in all her work is to guide women to be, express and honor who and how they are, in any given moment, in a body, as a body. Today Alyssa shares her journey with embodiment work, and talks the creation of Body Art. 

    To learn more visit: http://alyssakuzins.com

    or follow on Instagram @alyssakuzins

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday

    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 

    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 20% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas. 

    You can also save 20% on all spa treatments at Milk+Honey Spa locations in Los Angeles and Texas and get a special rate on a curated Courageous Wellness Retreat Spa Package that includes a 60 minute massage and dry brushing. Book over the phone or online and visit: milkandhoneyspa.com

    Shop Vintners Daughter + Get 2-Day Free Shipping

    This Episode is Sponsored by Sprout Living. To Save 20% on Our Favorite Plant Based Protein Powders by Sprout Living visit: http://www.sproutliving.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by BASE. Improve your diet, sleep, stress, and fatigue with affordable at-home lab testing. To try BASE, take the quiz, and save 20% on your first month visit: get-base.com/CWPODCAST and use code CWPODCAST at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by OPEN. Open is giving Courageous Wellness listeners 30-days free when you visit withopen.com/CWPodcast With Open…you can practice with the best teachers in the world. Anywhere, anytime -- see you in class! 

    Meet NED: You can receive 15% off our favorite Ned CBD products, including the Hormone Balance Blend and the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, go to www.helloned.com and enter the code CWPODCAST at checkout

    We are so excited to partner with Seed! You can save 15% on Seed Synbiotic by using code: courageous15 at checkout. Head to www.seed.com to learn more. 

    Save 20% on Sakara clean boutique and meal delivery with code: xocourageous at checkout! 

    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 

     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Kute Blackson Shares “The Power of Surrender,” Breaking Through Our Conditioning, Releasing Control, and Practical Tips on How to Apply “Surrender” in Your Own Life

    Kute Blackson Shares “The Power of Surrender,” Breaking Through Our Conditioning, Releasing Control, and Practical Tips on How to Apply “Surrender” in Your Own Life

    Today Kute Blackson shares “The Power of Surrender,” how to break through our conditioning, release control, and offers practical tips on how to apply “surrender” in our own lives. 

    To learn more visit: http://kuteblackson.com

    or follow on Instagram @kuteblackson

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday

    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and visit our website: www.courageouswellness.net to get in touch. 

    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 20% off your purchase visit www.milkandhoney.com and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas. 

    You can also save 20% on all spa treatments at Milk+Honey Spa locations in Los Angeles and Texas and get a special rate on a curated Courageous Wellness Retreat Spa Package that includes a 60 minute massage and dry brushing. Book over the phone or online and visit: milkandhoneyspa.com

    This Episode is Sponsored by Sprout Living. To Save 20% on Our Favorite Plant Based Protein Powders by Sprout Living visit: http://www.sproutliving.com and use code CWPodcast at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by BASE. Improve your diet, sleep, stress, and fatigue with affordable at-home lab testing. To try BASE, take the quiz, and save 20% on your first month visit: get-base.com/CWPODCAST and use code CWPODCAST at checkout. 

    This Episode is brought to you by OPEN. Open is giving Courageous Wellness listeners 30-days free when you visit withopen.com/CWPodcast With Open…you can practice with the best teachers in the world. Anywhere, anytime -- see you in class! 

    Meet NED: You can receive 15% off our favorite Ned CBD products, including the Hormone Balance Blend and the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, go to www.helloned.com and enter the code CWPODCAST at checkout

    We are so excited to partner with Seed! You can save 15% on Seed Synbiotic by using code: courageous15 at checkout. Head to www.seed.com to learn more. 

    Save 20% on Sakara clean boutique and meal delivery with code: xocourageous at checkout! 

    Are you interested in becoming a health coach or furthering your nutrition education? We loved our program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are happy to offer our listeners a discount on tuition! To receive up to $2000 off tuition (for payments in full and $1000 off tuition for payment plans) you can use our name Aly French or Erica Stein when you enroll. To learn more you can also take a Sample Class, check out the Curriculum Guide, or visit the application page to enroll. 

     

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

saradoane ,

love it!

love ali

Spirit_Sis ,

Feels like sisterhood!

Aly and Erica are so intentonal with their content, and I love their topics! Love listening in and feels like I am a part of the conversation!

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Love hearing real people sharing stories of wellness and courage.

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