36 episodes

Hi! I'm Michelle, founder of The Whole Smiths and author of two best-selling, healthy cookbooks. Somewhere along my journey into health and wellness, I realized wellness and feeling good was about more than just diets and exercise. It's about the people we surround ourselves with, our mindsets, the belief systems we hold on to and the habits and rituals we hold for ourselves.In Get Wellthy, we explore a myriad of wellness topics that have the potential to improve our lives, reset our bodies, shift our minds and get us feeling good again. Not to mention, we do it in a fun, approachable, and super unpretentious way. And if that doesn't hook you, I'm a wanna-be comedian so come join us for the jokes and let me entertain you.

Get Wellthy Michelle Smith

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 197 Ratings

Hi! I'm Michelle, founder of The Whole Smiths and author of two best-selling, healthy cookbooks. Somewhere along my journey into health and wellness, I realized wellness and feeling good was about more than just diets and exercise. It's about the people we surround ourselves with, our mindsets, the belief systems we hold on to and the habits and rituals we hold for ourselves.In Get Wellthy, we explore a myriad of wellness topics that have the potential to improve our lives, reset our bodies, shift our minds and get us feeling good again. Not to mention, we do it in a fun, approachable, and super unpretentious way. And if that doesn't hook you, I'm a wanna-be comedian so come join us for the jokes and let me entertain you.

    35. What actually counts as “self-care”?

    35. What actually counts as “self-care”?

    What do you think about when you hear the word self-care? A 5 star resort? Or something more simplistic like an uninterrupted shower?
    Over the last several years, the meaning of self-care in our culture has morphed. While bringing this idea to light has definitely helped some realize the need to slow down and fill their cups, it has also given others a warped sense of the phrase, leaving them to believe that they are undeserving or not in need of the “luxury” of self-care.
    Today, we are diving into what true self-care is and why it’s essential for all of us. Not only will you leave this episode with a clear understanding of what self-care is, but you will walk away with tactical steps on how to begin identifying what you are currently lacking in the self-care realm.
    Life is crazy, and in a world that encourages productivity over sanity, it’s easy to feel depleted. Taking care of yourself is not a luxury, it’s a basic human need. 
    Listen today to learn more!

    Episode Highlights: 
    Michelle makes up yet another new word, and Brad is not having it.Michelle and Brad share what self-care is to them.Why self-care is a basic need and looks different for all of us.Tactical steps to take to begin implementing necessary self-care.The importance of having a hobby.Michelle shares her dream hobby, and again, Brad is not having it.Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Order Zoup! HERE and Use the Code GETWELLTHY on Amazon Join our Patreon Community HERE!Order Athletic Greens HEREOrder my new cookbook HERE!IG: @thewholesmithsIG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 45 min
    34. Making Gratitude Who We Are

    34. Making Gratitude Who We Are

    We always talk the talk about gratitude but what does it mean to walk the walk of gratitude? 
    There’s no doubt gratitude has become yet another coveted buzzword. If you get online for any amount of time, you’ll find gratitude practices, meditations, and memes all around the idea of producing ways to be grateful. But how does that actually apply to our everyday lives? Is what everyone is selling us online actually making a difference or is it all a fluke?
    Today Michelle and Brad talk about gratitude from a higher level standpoint, as well as a more tactical approach. It’s true that gratitude can have a direct impact on our well being and our lives as a whole, but these practices should be more than just another task we cross off of our never-ending to-do list before we mindlessly go about our days. 
    Gratitude is more about who we are, and how we can find ways to be grateful in even the seemingly insignificant circumstances. That’s what today’s show is all about.
    We also take a deeper dive into why “shallow” gratitude is a-ok in this week’s Get Wellthy Bite-Sized pod on Patreon. Not to mention, we created a worksheet for our Patreon community that will walk you through a deeper level of gratitude for you to connect with. 
    Listen today to hear more, and don’t forget to grab your gratitude worksheet from Patreon!

    Episode Highlights: 
    A study on gratitude and how it correlates to our moods.The benefits of having a gratitude practice.How gratitude impacts the way we view things like money and how we spend it.How to get into a state of gratitude.Michelle and Brad share the story of a pivotal season where they shifted to gratitude.Ways to implement gratitude into our lives.Baby Knox makes his grand debut with adorable baby grunts as he snoozes on the job.

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Order Zoup! HERE and Use the Code GETWELLTHY on Amazon Join our Patreon Community HERE!LOVEVERY Order my new cookbook HERE!IG: @thewholesmithsIG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 59 min
    33. Embracing Nuance and the Ability to Change

    33. Embracing Nuance and the Ability to Change

    What the hell does nuance have to do with wellness?!
    Extreme dieting or eating whatever you want. 
    Working out to the extreme, or not working out at all. 
    Carb cutting, or carb-loading.
    Cutting out all technology, or using it for everything.
    Here’s the point: a black and white way of thinking isn’t healthy, and it’s not helping our wellness or our well-being in any sense of the word.
    That’s where nuance comes in, and why we are discussing the need to embrace nuance in today’s episode. If you’re unfamiliar with what we mean by nuance, you’re in the right place because we are breaking it all down today. 
    We live in a beautiful world full of choices and more information than ever at our fingertips. Making space for nuance allows us to continue learning, growing, and it keeps us from feeling handcuffed to old ways of thinking with no rationale. Ultimately, embracing nuance gives us space to continue being well, learning, and growing and that’s why it’s so important. Listen today to learn more.

    Episode Highlights: 
    Defining nuance.Why trying to make a positive spin on everything is ridiculous.The importance of being able to accept that some parts of life simply suck...and that’s ok.The impact that marrying ourselves to ideologies has on us.Why critical thinking is so essential.Michelle teases everyone with a story that she never tells. Email complaints to podcast@thewholesmiths.com.Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Join our Patreon Community HERE!LOVEVERY Order Athletic Greens HEREOrder my new cookbook HERE!IG: @thewholesmithsIG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 50 min
    32. Motherhood and Finding Balance in 2021

    32. Motherhood and Finding Balance in 2021

    Does anyone else feel like motherhood has become an unrealistic juggling act even more than normal over the last several years?
    Honestly, between school and sports, Pinterest parties, PTO, snack, field trips, and trying to actually manage work and home, and then adding a pandemic on top of that, it’s no wonder we are all losing our minds!
    Today, we are talking all about the struggles that come along with modern day parenting. And while the list of expectations seems to be never-ending, the reality is that at the end of the day, we get to choose how we do this parenting thing. And we get to say “no” to things that are no longer serving us and our families.
    If you’re feeling completely overwhelmed, we get it, but it’s time to take a step back and reprioritize what gets to fit in your life. If you need some encouragement on how to get there, this episode is a great place to start. 
    It’s true, this motherhood journey is chaotic, but it doesn’t have to be miserable. Moms are what make the world go round, so it’s time we start taking our worlds back!


    Episode Highlights: 
    Brad raves about his drink choice of the night and it might just tempt you to start drinking non-alcoholic beer. ;)The challenges parents are facing today.Why the juggling act of parenting is a lot more than it used to be.Michelle and Brad discuss what they think life might look like with baby Smith #3.The importance of getting honest with yourself and finding balance

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Use the Code GETWELLTHY on Amazon for 20% off ZoupZoup InstagramLOVEVERY Order my new cookbook HERE!IG: @thewholesmithsIG: @getwellthypodcasthttps://www.thewholesmiths.com/

    • 32 min
    31. Girl, Why you so Triggered?

    31. Girl, Why you so Triggered?

    We all have different triggers, what are yours?
    This week we are diving into different types of triggers. And while the word “triggers” has certainly become buzzworthy, we aren’t just going  to talk about them for the fun of it. Today, we are going to actually start doing something about them.
    Triggers, annoyances, and pet peeves, all look different for each of us, but if we learn to lean into them they can become productive bits of information that help us to learn more about ourselves and grow as people.
    If you’ve been feeling triggered more than normal recently, just know it probably comes with the craziness of all that’s going on around us. BUT there are things you can do to learn and grow through them. Listen today as we dive deeper and start leaning into our triggers.


    Episode Highlights: 
    A check in with Michelle and Brad.The two main types of triggers.Michelle tries her damndest to make up another word, in fact, she may have her own dictionary coming.How to manage triggers.A note about the obligation we feel to follow others online.


    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Join our Patreon Community HERE!LOVEVERY Order Athletic Greens HEREOrder my new cookbook HERE!IG: @thewholesmithsIG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 49 min
    30. Mental Health Check-In

    30. Mental Health Check-In

    Have you checked in with yourself recently?
    Life has been crazy and it can be easy to lose track of the time, get busy with never ending to-do lists, and neglect what’s truly going on inside. Before you know it, you are feeling restless, uneasy, and on the verge of losing it.
    If you are feeling this way, just know you’re not alone. There’s so much crazy floating around in the world and trying to process all of the extra stuff on top of our regularly scheduled programming can be tough. 
    That’s why today we’re having a light-hearted mental health check-in with all of you. It’s important to get honest with how you’re truly feeling, take a breath, and find a plan to work through it. 
    Life is crazy, but you are worth the pause and reflection. Listen in today to hear what we have found helpful for us as we work through our own mental health check in’s.


    Episode Highlights: 
    Michelle and Brad’s “Mental Health Quiz” results.The importance of accepting progress over perfection.Why we should be giving ourselves permission to have empathy without internalization.What to do with triggers after we identify them.The importance of getting yourself in alignment.Michelle forces Brad to play a mind reading game. He is not amused.

    Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Join our Patreon Community HERE!LOVEVERY Order Athletic Greens HEREOrder my new cookbook HERE!IG: @thewholesmithsIG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

Cher Hale ,

Relatable and funny

I love how real Michelle is when it comes to applying wellness principles to her life. Her honesty and relatability keep me engaged and help me consider new ways to incorporate wellness into my life.

Marlankat ,

So Insightful and Relatable

I just listened to the episode on anxiety with Dr. Jud to help deal with crippling anxiety over Covid + Delta. Listening did so much to help start breaking the cycle of why and how I feed my anxiety. Honestly, every episode I’ve listened to is incredibly relatable to what I strive for in my wellness. Michelle’s questions are so insightful and her experiences are so universal. I’m so glad to have this podcast in my toolbox!!

carrieann ,

Great down to earth podcast

Love Michelle & Brad, their humor, honesty and vulnerability, especially with the topic of anxiety. Looking forward to future podcasts. Best news to hear of baby Smith on the way. Can’t wait to hear on the podcast about adjusting for big changes in your life. 💕

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