16 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

    • Nutrition
    • 4.9 • 152 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.

    The Secret Life of Fat with Dr. Sylvia Tara, PHD

    The Secret Life of Fat with Dr. Sylvia Tara, PHD

    We all know that person who can down a plate of brownies and not gain a single pound (cough cough, Brad).
    And then there are some of us who can look at a photo of a cupcake and instantaneously gain three pounds. Why the heck does this happen and what are we doing wrong to cause this?!
    Dr. Sylvia Tara is a biochemist and a bestselling author, and today she is talking to us all about fat and the role it plays in our bodies. This conversation is enlightening and more importantly encouraging.
    We learned a ton about the importance that fat plays in our bodies as well as why each of us respond so differently to what we consume. That cookie cutter diet might work for your friend, but you’re not a failure just because it’s not working for you. Drop the shame and listen in on this conversation to learn more!
    Episode Highlights:
    The purpose behind the diet industry and why it keeps us from actually learning the truth about fat. The different types of fat and what that means for us. The role that exercise plays in relation to fat. Why our bodies respond differently to fat. Michelle asks Brad to rate her as if she was a movie. Any guesses as to what rating he gave her?! (Hint: It definitely wasn’t PG.) Find More on Dr. Sylvia Tara:
    Get Dr. Sylvia’s Book  “The Secret Life of Fat” thesecretlifeoffat.com IG: @sylviataraphd Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Order my new cookbook HERE! IG: @thewholesmiths IG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 47 min
    Finding and Cultivating Adult Friendships with Kat Vellos

    Finding and Cultivating Adult Friendships with Kat Vellos

    Still pondering how to actually invest in good friendships since our amazing episode with Kristen Boehmer? Us too!
    That’s exactly why we invited Kat Vellos to join us on Get Wellthy. Kat is an author, speaker and community creator specializing in the areas of connection and adult friendship.
    Over the last year we’ve all been forced to isolate, sit in front of screens, and reconcile current friendships. Many would contend that these circumstances have been a massive disservice to our relationships, methods of connecting and well being. Today Kat spends some time reframing our thinking about what it truly means to invest in our relationships, how we can continue to have friendships even in the midst of a pandemic, whether it’s better to have a vast amount of surface level relationships or only a few relationships that take place on a deeper level and more.
    If you enjoyed our first episode on friendship, you’re going to LOVE our conversation with Kat.
    Episode Highlights:
    What makes it hard to find friends as adults. What the loneliness epidemic is. What the four pillars of connection are and how to use them to find friendship. How to find the balance between just making small talk and trying too hard to bond. The role that social media plays on our relationships. Michelle and Brad try and convince themselves that they don’t look as old as the characters in Sex and the City (no comment). Find More on Kat Vellos:
     Website: www.weshouldgettogether.com Book: We Should Get Together Book: Connected from Afar Sign Up for Connection Club IG: @katvellos_author Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Get 20% off your first Belcampo order with the code: WHOLESMITHS Order my new cookbook HERE! IG: @thewholesmiths IG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Meaningfully Connect with Our Tweens and Teens with Kirsten Cobabe

    How to Meaningfully Connect with Our Tweens and Teens with Kirsten Cobabe

    “Oh, you think parenting toddlers is hard? Just wait until the teen years!”
    Chances are if you’re a parent, at one point or another, someone has projected their negative feelings toward being a parent of older kids. But is that really the narrative we need to accept?
    Today on Get Wellthy, we are chatting with Kirsten Cobabe who is known as the “teen whisperer” and has some amazing resources for parents of teens. Kirsten was so helpful in answering many of the questions that come along with being parents of teens. Not only was she helpful, but she was encouraging. Parenting teens doesn’t have to feel like a continuous struggle, in fact it can be enjoyable.
    Listen today to hear some tips from Kirsten as we cover everything from how we can be intentional as parents to what we can do to facilitate healthy communication with our growing kids.
    Episode Highlights:
    Michelle and Brad seriously contemplate the status of Brad’s “temporary-ness” as he continues to try to escape work for the hot tub. Spoiler alert, sounds like he will be temporary for a while. How easy it is to carry the way our parents “parented” us into our our parenthood journeys. Why it’s so important to be intentional as parents in the pre-teen-teen age ranges. How to approach conversations and facilitate healthy communication with our teens. Oversharing vs. being able to let them know that we understand where they are coming from. How to break our kids into technology in a healthy and realistic way. How school has changed this year and how to support our kids through it. How to approach kids who don’t open up. Find More on Kirsten Cobabe:
    kirstencobabe.com IG: @kirstencobabe Teen 2.0 by Robert Epstein   Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Get 20% off your first Belcampo order with the code: WHOLESMITHS Get 15% off Real Coco Creamers on Amazon with the code: GETWELLTHY15 Order my new cookbook HERE! IG: @thewholesmiths IG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Quieting Internal Chatter with Ethan Kross

    Quieting Internal Chatter with Ethan Kross

    Do you ever have moments where that voice inside your head just keeps talking and you can’t get it to stop?
    The voice that replays that and awkward interaction over and over again? Or that negative self talk that you just can’t seem to turn into a positive. The voice that’s rehashing past events or worrying about future ones? That voice.
    Ethan Kross calls that “chatter” and details all we need to know about that voice in his new book, Chatter. Today we are talking to him all about why this happens, what that means for us, and how we can reign it in and get control.
    Ethan is a scientist, psychologist, one of the world’s leading experts in controlling the conscious mind and he is a leading expert when it comes to all that we need to know about these internal dialogues.
    This conversation comes at such a fitting time as the chatter within all of us is at an all time high with today’s current events. The fact is, we have this chatter for a reason. It’s a powerful tool if we can learn to train it, but if it’s left untamed it can be extremely destructive. Listen today to hear more about how we can use it to our benefit rather than our detriment, and get a sneak peak in Ethan’s brand new book, Chatter!
    Things We Discussed In The Episode:
    Michelle shared one of her not great (or should we say terrible) ideas for an invention What “chatter” is and how it impacts our daily lives How we can think more objectively to help with chatter that might not be good for us Why negative emotions are actually helpful for us in small doses How we can help out kids to maintain their chatter at healthy levels Find More on Ethan Kross:
     www.ethankross.com Order Chatter Here! Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Get 20% off your first Belcampo order with the code: WHOLESMITHS Get 15% off Real Coco Creamers on Amazon with the code: GETWELLTHY15 Order my new cookbook HERE! IG: @thewholesmiths IG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 59 min
    Diet and Exercise Can’t Fix Everything with Dana Monsees, MS, CNS, LDN

    Diet and Exercise Can’t Fix Everything with Dana Monsees, MS, CNS, LDN

    Have you ever spent months of your life being dedicated to a diet and exercise plan, and yet your health goals are never reached, the scale never budges and you still feel like SH!#?!
    Today Michelle and Brad chat with Dana Monsees from Real Food with Dana. She is a  board certified dietitian-nutritionist, and body image coach. She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to what works and what doesn’t in our wellness worlds.
    Dana spends her time today sharing about how diet and exercise are not always the solution to our health. In fact, most of what makes us truly healthy goes so much deeper than the foods we consume and the exercise regimens we choose. Dana has a special way of explaining the science behind why things in our bodies work (or don’t) the way they do, while still keeping the information she shares simple and interesting.
    If you have given yourself grief over eating that piece of cake at the birthday party or have found yourself feeling guilty for skipping a workout after a super stressful day, you absolutely need to listen to this episode because it will transform the way you talk to yourself, view the foods you eat, and ultimately make you a ‘wellthier’ human overall.
    Things We Discussed In The Episode/Episode Highlights:
    Michelle challenges Brad to try 60 days caffeine free--and as usual Brad shuts her down big time (...and he wonders why he’s temporary). The impact that our views on food have on the way our bodies process it. The impact stress has on our hormones, blood sugar, and health overall. The importance of having a healthy inflammatory response. Tactical tips on how to get a hold of your health (that don’t have to do with food). Find More on Dana Monsees: 
    Dana’s Website: https://www.realfoodwithdana.com/ Real Talk with Dana IG: @danamonsees_cns Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Get 20% off your first Belcampo order with the code: WHOLESMITHS Get 15% off Real Coco Creamers on Amazon with the code: GETWELLTHY15 Order my new cookbook HERE! IG: @thewholesmiths IG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 59 min
    What the Heck is EFT aka Tapping?! with Stephanie Telfer-Lara, MA

    What the Heck is EFT aka Tapping?! with Stephanie Telfer-Lara, MA

    Stephanie Telfer-Lara, MA. is a spiritual psychologist and transformation coach specializing in anxiety and EFT (emotional freedom technique.) Today, Stephanie shares a bit about her journey with anxiety and how tapping has helped her tremendously along the way.
    Wondering what the heck tapping is? Brad was too. In short, tapping is an easily accessible tool we can all use to help us manage the times we are feeling out of alignment. Today Michelle and Brad spend some time exploring more about this topic including the science behind why it actually works. Not only is tapping a free tool, but it’s something that can be done literally anywhere and anytime.
    We can always use more tools to add to our wellness toolkits, and tapping is definitely one you’re not going to want to leave out!
    Things We Discussed In The Episode/Episode Highlights:
    Stephanie’s journey through anxiety, illness, and recovery What EFT is, the science behind it, and how it might benefit you The five-step process to doing EFT and a practice round walking you through how to perform tapping yourself Temporary co-host Brad botches his one shot at the outro, but Michelle insists on continuing to record as Brad tries everything in his power to sabotage it so they can “re-do.” (It’s actually quite hilarious and we think Brad should be a keeper.) Find More on Stephanie: 
    Book a Consultation with Stephanie
    Find Stephanie’s Course Here
     Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on The Whole Smiths:
    Get 20% off your first Belcampo order with the code: WHOLESMITHS Get 15% off Real Coco Creamers on Amazon with the code: GETWELLTHY15 Order my new cookbook HERE! IG: @thewholesmiths IG: @getwellthypodcast

    • 51 min

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