9 episodes

Welcome to Free to Thrive! A wellness podcast sharing inspiring conversations to help you thrive on your health journey. Hosted by Lauren Kenson, Holistic Health Coach and founder of Free Your Fork. Each week, tune in to a new solo episode or expert interview for powerful mindset shifts, knowledge, strategies, inspiration, and tools to help you live the vibrant life you want to be living. Let’s let go of the pressure to do it perfectly, leave diet culture behind, and get curious about what wellness really means to you. With intention, openness, and self-love.

Free to Thrive Lauren Kenson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

Welcome to Free to Thrive! A wellness podcast sharing inspiring conversations to help you thrive on your health journey. Hosted by Lauren Kenson, Holistic Health Coach and founder of Free Your Fork. Each week, tune in to a new solo episode or expert interview for powerful mindset shifts, knowledge, strategies, inspiration, and tools to help you live the vibrant life you want to be living. Let’s let go of the pressure to do it perfectly, leave diet culture behind, and get curious about what wellness really means to you. With intention, openness, and self-love.

    Clearing Your Closet for Better Body Image

    Clearing Your Closet for Better Body Image

    Do you have clothes sitting in your closet that don't fit your right-here & right-now body? This episode is all about looking at how that impacts our body image, confidence, and overall happiness. And what we can do about it.
    We'll explore why clothing is more than just a superficial concern and how the idea of the "ideal body" comes into play. Plus some positive affirmations to use when you start dressing your right-now body and tips for overcoming any dread around stepping into a dressing room.
    For this episode’s biggest takeaways, links, and resources - check out the shownotes at freeyourfork.com/podcast (Episode 08)
    For more conversations like these, follow me on instagram @freeyourfork

    • 59 min
    Maintaining Meaningful Boundaries

    Maintaining Meaningful Boundaries

    In this solo episode, I talk about why it’s important to set and enforce boundaries in your life - for yourself and for others. I lay out some of the common barriers that prevent people from enforcing boundaries, and discuss the mindset shifts you can make to move past any of your boundary blocks. At the end, I offer you some simple phrases and conversation starters that can help you easily enforce your boundaries with others. With tips for how to make your boundaries known - without having to apologize, share too much, or feel like you have to justify your worth.
     
    For this episodes biggest takeaways and helpful links, check out the shownotes at freeyourfork.com/podcast
     
    For more conversations like these, follow me on instagram @freeyourfork

    • 54 min
    Sustainability & Reducing Your Eco-Impact with Megan Putney

    Sustainability & Reducing Your Eco-Impact with Megan Putney

    In this episode I'm joined by holistic health coach, Megan Putney, to talk about sustainability and how to add more eco-friendly practices into your life. We share how you can begin the process of transitioning over to more environmentally-friendly products and habits, and offer simple ways to up your sustainability game if you are already on that path. Plus actionable habit changes and mindset shifts that can help you help the environment and what small changes you can make that will have the biggest impact.
    For links, resources, to connect with Megan, and get this episodes biggest takeaways - check out the shownotes at freeyourfork.com/podcast 
    For more conversations & content like this, follow me on instagram @freeyourfork

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Intuitive Eating, Perfectionism, Privilege, & Health at Every Size with Haley Goodrich, RD

    Intuitive Eating, Perfectionism, Privilege, & Health at Every Size with Haley Goodrich, RD

    In this episode, we dive into a deep discussion about diet-culture with registered dietitian, Haley Goodrich. We talk about what HAES and intuitive eating really mean, and how diet culture muddles these inclusive health-promoting models. We dig into why diet culture is so pervasive, and talk about how opening yourself up to these concepts can help you combat it.
     
    Haley and I explore the importance of ditching perfectionism, setting boundaries, claiming your innate worthiness, and minding your mindset as you seek more joy with your relationship to food, your body, and yourself as a whole.
     
    You can catch our top takeaways, learn more about Haley, and get more information about the resources we discuss in this episode in the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast.
     
    Follow me @freeyourfork on instagram for more about the concepts we discussed today. If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to leave a review and let us know so we can keep bringing you conversations like these.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Leaning into Resilience, Vulnerability, and Community with Amanda Katherine Loy

    Leaning into Resilience, Vulnerability, and Community with Amanda Katherine Loy

    I'm joined by Amanda Katherine Loy, mindset & wellness coach, She shares what it's been like to navigate a serious health challenge, and her advice for how to get through life’s messiest & toughest times.
    As she shares so openly in the episode - at the age of 27, Amanda discovered she had the BRCA gene and decided to get a preventive double mastectomy. Life can be beautiful, unpredictable, and at times downright scary. But, as Amanda helps us see through her story, there are ways that we can reclaim control over our thoughts + our mindset + our daily choices. We can use these strategies and mindset shifts to empower ourselves - coming out on the other side even stronger than before.
    If you like this episode, be sure to leave a review & subscribe for more! For top episode takeaways or to connect with Amanda, see the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast.
    For more content & conversations like these, follow me @freeyourfork on Instagram

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Letting Go of Intentional Weight Loss with Cara Carin Cifelli

    Letting Go of Intentional Weight Loss with Cara Carin Cifelli

    I'm joined by Cara Carin Cifelli, fellow Holistic Health Coach, to talk about letting go of the goal of deliberate weight loss - aka embracing weight neutrality.
    We discuss how focusing on weight loss in the name of wellness can actually compromise your health. Leading to unintended consequences - including binge eating behaviors, feeling out of control around food, food obsession, disordered eating habits, gut health issues, negative body image, and hormonal imbalances.
    If you like this episode, be sure to leave a review & subscribe for more! For top episode takeaways or to connect with Cara, see the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast.
    For more content & conversations like these, follow me @freeyourfork on Instagram

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

LovesVeg ,

Loving this podcast!

I’m so glad I started listening to this podcast. Each episode is like a mini personal development workshop that gives you practical advice for everyday situations. I’ve really enjoyed all of the episodes that I’ve listened to so far and am excited for more. The host, topics and guests have all been a delight to listen to on my drives home.

<3 nat ,

Motivation at its best!

Lauren is an amazing human being and her desire to take her previous successes to the next step with this wonderful podcast is just another testament to how much she cares about helping others reach their own goals whether it’s career goals or just being happier, healthier versions of themselves! So blessed to have this podcast be a part of my daily routine and Lauren’s calming voice, a part of checking in with myself. Definitely adding the intentional practice of journaling and a mindful relationship with my idea of being healthy to my tools of self improvement! Sincerely recommend this podcast for everyone!!

Kate | TSF ,

always leave feeling more capable + grounded

Lauren is such a calming, yet motivating host who really gets to the heart of the issues and explores those extra layers I may not normally realize! I love more in-depth conversations and it’s rare to find podcasts that don’t skim the surface or just check off a list. In just a few episodes I’ve already discovered some new helpful perspectives and am excited to continue my journaling practice in a totally *new* way. Highly recommend!!

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