32 episodes

What started as weekly 15 minute coaching calls morphed into hour long passionate discussions about topics within the health and wellness space and beyond! We realized that we wanted more people to be a part of the conversation, so we created this podcast. Join us every week as we break down topics ranging from body image, mindfulness practices that actually make a difference, dispelling myths and shining a light on what it actually takes to live a happy and healthy life, and SO MUCH MORE! We are so grateful to have you join us on this journey!

Meet your hosts!

I’m Lizzie! I am a lover of getting shit done, moving my body, and giving women actionable resources for finding balance. I am the creator of Donuts and Downdog, where I blog and share content to empower women to do the same. I have become an expert in all things yoga, meditation, mindfullness, and owning my own business and how to balance it all as a high achieving and wonderful woman!

I’m Stacia! I’m the founder of Strength By Stacia, a health and wellness company dedicated to empowering women to love, connect, and accept themselves through revealing their inner and outer strength. And while I have many years of education and certifications, my biggest teacher has been going through this all on my own personal journey and then working with countless women to empower them to do the same.

Hey, You Got This Hey You Got This

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

What started as weekly 15 minute coaching calls morphed into hour long passionate discussions about topics within the health and wellness space and beyond! We realized that we wanted more people to be a part of the conversation, so we created this podcast. Join us every week as we break down topics ranging from body image, mindfulness practices that actually make a difference, dispelling myths and shining a light on what it actually takes to live a happy and healthy life, and SO MUCH MORE! We are so grateful to have you join us on this journey!

Meet your hosts!

I’m Lizzie! I am a lover of getting shit done, moving my body, and giving women actionable resources for finding balance. I am the creator of Donuts and Downdog, where I blog and share content to empower women to do the same. I have become an expert in all things yoga, meditation, mindfullness, and owning my own business and how to balance it all as a high achieving and wonderful woman!

I’m Stacia! I’m the founder of Strength By Stacia, a health and wellness company dedicated to empowering women to love, connect, and accept themselves through revealing their inner and outer strength. And while I have many years of education and certifications, my biggest teacher has been going through this all on my own personal journey and then working with countless women to empower them to do the same.

    Hey, Let's Talk About Yoga

    Hey, Let's Talk About Yoga

    In this episode we dip our toes in the wonderful, mysterious, and complicated world of yoga. Lizzie talks about her 7 years of experience in the industry, behind the scenes facts you may not know about your favorite class styles, how yoga came to America, and more. 
    Things we mentioned in this episode:
    This documentary (https://www.netflix.com/title/80221584) on Bikram (of Bikram Yoga). 
    The book Hellbent (https://amzn.to/2Zp6Ft0) - an inside look at the world of competitive yoga. 
    Alo Moves (http://alomov.es/lizzie) is a great place for online yoga, mindfulness, and fitness classes. 
    We also LOVE the YouTube channel Yoga With Adriene (https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene/featured) for awesome free yoga classes.
    Our September 2020 Book Club read is “The Body is Not an Apology” (https://amzn.to/3lUnciu)- by Sonya Renee Taylor. We can’t wait to read with you!
    Don’t forget to follow us on social media! Our brand account is https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/ (https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/) 
    Hey, don’t forget we have an email list! You can sign up here (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f0e4a3dafcf2b0026f009c3).
    Episode Highlights:
    1:05 - We dive right into today’s topic, Yoga: the good, the bad, the ugly and all things wellness weirdness
    5:35 - Lizzie shares about her expertise and experience in the world of yoga and her journey to become a certified teacher.
    22:05 - Lizzies breakup with Bikrim Yoga
    26:00 - The darker side of the Yoga industry
    29:55 - Cultural appropriation in Yoga
    38:25 - What is your favorite aspect about Yoga and what brings you the most joy?
    42:05 - We share our Yay for the Day!

    • 47 min
    Hey, Let’s Talk About Our August Book Club Read “10% Happier!”

    Hey, Let’s Talk About Our August Book Club Read “10% Happier!”

    Our August 2020 book club pick was “10% Happier” by Dan Harris - a book about the benefits of mindfulness from the perspective of a skeptic. In this episode we discuss realistic approaches to mindfulness, different types of meditation, and our own personal experience with meditation.
    Things we mentioned in this episode:
    Stacia recorded a loving kindness meditation that you can find HERE! (https://totalbodyconfidencebreakthrough.s3.amazonaws.com/Final+Lead+Magnet+Marketing+Funnel+May+2020/Loving+Kindness+Meditation+May+2020.mp3)
    We also love using the app Insight Timer (https://insighttimer.com)for all things meditation and mindfulness.
    Our September 2020 Book Club read is “The Body is Not an Apology” (https://amzn.to/3lUnciu)- by Sonya Renee Taylor. We can’t wait to read with you!
    Don’t forget to follow us on social media! Our brand account is https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/ (https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/) 
    Hey, don’t forget we have an email list! You can sign up here (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f0e4a3dafcf2b0026f009c3).
    Breakdown of the episode:
    1:35 - we give the backstory to 10% Happier and some insight into the author Dan Harris
    15:00 - Stacia gets deep and personal on her retreat into to solitude at a cabin in the woods for 4 days and why she was there and what transpired.
    21:30 - What are your thoughts on meditation and mindfulness and the bad rap they get about causing you to lose your edge or become lazy/unengaged in life?
    28:45 - What is loving kindness and how do you practice that in your life?
    34:45 - How did you feel reading a book written by a privileged cis white man? What were your thoughts on his perspective?
    40:30 - We share our Yay for the Day

    • 47 min
    Hey, Let’s Chat About All Things Wellness!

    Hey, Let’s Chat About All Things Wellness!

    In this episode we get back to our roots of chatting all things wellness! Hey, You Got This was created as a platform to critique, analyze, and laugh about all things wellness weirdness. This episode is exactly that! We hope you enjoy.
    Things we mentioned in this episode:
    Stacia is in the market for a van! If you have any leads, DM her on Instagram.
    Ern & Lu (https://www.instagram.com/ernandlu/) - the marketing agency Stacia worked with for her launch. 
    Stacia’s reading (https://amzn.to/3hvTWMo), a book about radical self-love *hint hint this will be our September Book Club Read*
    Lizzie’s reading (https://amzn.to/31yq5gN),  a book about the science (and unknowns!) of human consciousness.
    Our August 2020 Book Club read is “10% Happier” by Dan Harris (https://amzn.to/3aDvuWN) - we can’t wait to read with you!
    Don’t forget to follow us on social media! Our brand account is https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/ (https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/) 
    Hey, don’t forget we have an email list! You can sign up here (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f0e4a3dafcf2b0026f009c3).
    Episode Highlights:
    1:30 - we dive right into Stacia and her putting it out into the universe to find herself a van for some #vanlife adventures
    5:51 - In terms of wellness weirdness what’s been on your mind lately? We discuss body shame and women’s bodies
    13:45 - Stacia discusses her plan to go away to a cabin in the wood for 4 days to work the 9th step of her recovery program
    20:05 - Taking time to be present with yourself and do things solo even if you are in a relationship
    34:35 - We share some nuggets of wisdom and encouragement to help you through the shitstorm of 2020
    42:05 - We discuss the books we are currently reading
    45:15 - We share our Yay for the Day

    • 50 min
    Hey, Let's Talk About Financial Wellness

    Hey, Let's Talk About Financial Wellness

    When you’re stressed about money, it’s hard to focus on your overall wellness. In today’s episode we dive deeper into what it means to be financially well. We cover tips and resources that we’ve used, share our best tips, and discuss how to normalize conversations around money.
    Things we mentioned in this episode:
    The Profit First (https://amzn.to/31ceCmT) approach to running a business and finances. 
    Salary negotiation classes from Ladies Get Paid.  (https://www.ladiesgetpaid.com)
    Stacia answers allllll your questions about personal training in this blog post! (https://www.donutsanddowndog.com/blog/2020/7/13/staciafitness)
    Stacia’s reading: (https://amzn.to/2Fo6ozr), a book about finding the instinctual nature of women.
    Lizzie’s reading: (https://amzn.to/31SxI0l) a novel about a young slave escaping through (you guessed it!) The Underground Railroad. 
    Our August 2020 Book Club read is “10% Happier” by Dan Harris (https://amzn.to/3aDvuWN) - we can’t wait to read with you!
    Don’t forget to follow us on social media! Our brand account is https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/ (https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/) 
    Hey, don’t forget we have an email list! You can sign up here (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f0e4a3dafcf2b0026f009c3).
    Breakdown of the episode:
    2:05 - What does financial wellness mean to you?
    14:10 - What’s the best financial advice you’ve been given?
    23:15 - Do you budget? Is budgeting part of your financial wellness?
    35:40 - What financial goals do you have right now?
    41:25 - We share our Yay for the Day!

    • 45 min
    Hey, Let’s Talk About Multi-Level Marketing in Wellness!

    Hey, Let’s Talk About Multi-Level Marketing in Wellness!

    In this episode we’re talking about a CONTROVERSIAL topic in the wellness and fitness industries; multi-level marketing. Should we be buying our vitamins from at home “consultants”? How do you know if a workout program your neighbor is selling you is legit? Listen in as we talk ethics, wellness trends, influence culture, and more!
    Things we mentioned in this episode:
    (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296) has an entire season dedicated to MLM’s in wellness.
    We talked a lot about Lularoe! You can read the video we referenced here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6eujSJ0-RU)
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Becoming_a_God_in_Central_Florida) on Hulu is a show about a woman who schemes her way through the ranks of a pyramid scheme after her husband is eaten by an alligator.
    Stacia answers allllll your questions about personal training in this blog post! (https://www.donutsanddowndog.com/blog/2020/7/13/staciafitness)
    Stacia’s reading: (https://amzn.to/2Fo6ozr), a book about finding the instinctual nature of women.
    Lizzie’s reading: (https://amzn.to/31SxI0l) a novel about a young slave escaping through (you guessed it!) The Underground Railroad. 
    Stacia is on the final days of her launch for The Total Body Confidence Breakthrough 8-Week Program. Find out more about this amazing fitness coaching program here (https://strengthbystacia.com/totalbodyconfidencebreakthrough)!
    Breakdown of the episode:
    1:45 - What is an mlm?
    4:15 - We discuss our experiences with mlm’s in the wellness space and the weirdest proposals we’ve gotten from brands to sell their products
    32.30 - What are your thoughts on big fitness mlm’s like Beachbody etc
    40:25 - What would you say to someone trying to sell you on an mlm product?
    46:25 - As fitness professionals what are some good brands for people to look up who want either supplements or workout programs etc?
    53:40 - We highlight our latest review!
    59:00 - We share our Yay For the Day
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    Our August 2020 Book Club read is “10% Happier” by Dan Harris - we can’t wait to read with you!
    Don’t forget to follow us on social media! Our brand account is https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/ (https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/) 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hey, Let's Chat About "Big Magic" By Elizabeth Gilbert

    Hey, Let's Chat About "Big Magic" By Elizabeth Gilbert

    Our guide for the episode:
    2:05 - What were you biggest takeaways or messages that spoke to you while reading this book?
    11:10 - Letting go of expectations when you’re creating and how this helps you to find more room for enjoyment in your creative endeavors
    20:35 - Do you consider yourself a creative person?
    32:30 - Would you recommend this book to a friend?
    34:35 - We share our Yay for the Day!
    39:10 - We announce our August Book Club read
    Our August 2020 Book Club read is “10% Happier” by Dan Harris - we can’t wait to read with you!
    Don’t forget to follow us on social media! Our brand account is https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/ (https://www.instagram.com/donutsanddowndog/) 
    Hey, don’t forget we have an email list! You can sign up here (https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5f0e4a3dafcf2b0026f009c3).

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jazzy Galindo ,

Hey I got this!

Lizzie and Stacia have invested in themselves throughout the years to share their knowledge and resources in all things health and wellness. Despite their expertise, they continue to explore new perspectives and topics about what makes a wholesome human. This podcast is an an open door, a seat a table, an invitation for us to learn and grow together. I always feel like I had a coffee date and the most rad conversation with a girlfriend at the end of each episode. I look forward to every topic they shed light on.

eds206 ,

Highlight of my week

Getting my notification that there’s new episode of Stacia and Lizzie’s podcast is a bright spot in my day! I love their approach to topics, so real and down to earth, and they generously share so much of themselves. Thank you for giving us a window into your lives and for sharing your wisdom! 💚

brl_2020 ,

Love this!

Listening to this podcast is like sitting down with two of your best gals and having juicy chats about life. Their episodes are relevant, funny, and packed with great information. I listened to one and immediately started binging the others- so good!

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