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Welcome to Seek The Joy Podcast - your go-to podcast for heartfelt storytelling and conversations on all things self-love, joy, connection, empowerment, wellness, and spirituality.

Inspired by our ongoing journey toward growth, empowerment, and self-love, every episode offers a fresh perspective, “aha” moments, laughs, stories and wisdom that will stick with you throughout the week.

Join Sydney, hit SUBSCRIBE, and let's #SeekTheJoy together - every Tuesday!

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 163 Ratings

Welcome to Seek The Joy Podcast - your go-to podcast for heartfelt storytelling and conversations on all things self-love, joy, connection, empowerment, wellness, and spirituality.

Inspired by our ongoing journey toward growth, empowerment, and self-love, every episode offers a fresh perspective, “aha” moments, laughs, stories and wisdom that will stick with you throughout the week.

Join Sydney, hit SUBSCRIBE, and let's #SeekTheJoy together - every Tuesday!

    Lifelines: The Journey Inward to Self-Discovery, Compassion, Light and Joy with Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder of Melissa & Doug

    Lifelines: The Journey Inward to Self-Discovery, Compassion, Light and Joy with Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder of Melissa & Doug

    Happy #SeekTheJoy Tuesday!
    On the podcast today is Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, and Author of the new book, LIFELINES: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light.
    In today’s episode Melissa and Sydney chat about:

    Melissa's experience with existential anxiety and depression, her journey inward from profound darkness to radiant light, and why our sensitivity is a strength and superpower


    The role of self-acceptance in finding fulfillment, choosing to define who we are on our terms, and becoming our own anchor


    LifeLines, Melissa's new book and online community


    How our experiences can offer connection and support, and why sharing our story reminds us that we're not alone


    Melissa's mantra, her biggest lesson from sharing her journey and new book, her biggest dream, and so much more!

    To connect with Melissa and learn more, visit her website https://www.lifelines.com and on Instagram @seekLifeLines Twitter @seekLifeLines and Facebook @seekLlifeLines
    We'd love for you to check out this week's new episode and join the conversation ✨
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    BETTERHELP: Today’s episode is sponsored by Betterhelp.
    We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    Join over one million people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    RATE AND REVIEW Seek The Joy! When you do, e-mail a screenshot of your review to sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com and we'll send you our NEW and improved #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life!
    SEEK THE JOY GUIDES: They're here and they're LIVE!! From our Seek The Joy Guide to Podcasting to Seek The Joy Guide Pitching Guests, click here (https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoyguides) to learn more and get your hands on a little more joy in your life. 

    • 49 min
    Finding the Joy in Uncertainty with Vrin Rao

    Finding the Joy in Uncertainty with Vrin Rao

    Happy #SeekTheJoy Tuesday!
    On the podcast today is Vrin Rao, an Enneagram Coach and Meditation Teacher.
    Vrin works with women and those who identify with the female energy to build strong and healthy relationships with themselves and others. She does this by using the personality framework of the Enneagram which helps us to understand the lens our ego sees the world through.
    In today’s episode we chat about:

    Why we haven't been taught how to manage and sit in uncertainty, and the power of holding opposites


    The connection between uncertainty, control, and compassion


    Becoming more wholistic beings, the three centes of intelligence in the Enneagram, and how the Enneagram can help us navigate uncertainty


    Reframing uncertainty as mystery


    Why joy can come from uncertainty, Vrin's biggest dream, and so much more!

    To connect with Vrin visit her website www.illuminate.nyc and on Instagram @illuminate.nyc you can find her Free Intention Setting Template here and coming soon! Enneagram Meditations: Get on the waitlist for this four week online course where we will be exploring the Enneagram energies through meditation, journaling, intention setting and prompts here
    We'd love for you to check out this week's new episode and join the conversation ✨
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    MERCH: Seek The Joy Merch is here! Grab your favorite Seek The Joy t-shirt and sweatshirt here
    BETTERHELP: Today’s episode is sponsored by Betterhelp.
    We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    Join over one million people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    RATE AND REVIEW Seek The Joy! When you do, e-mail a screenshot of your review to sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com and we'll send you our NEW and improved #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life!
    SEEK THE JOY GUIDES: They're here and they're LIVE!! From our Seek The Joy Guide to Podcasting to Seek The Joy Guide Pitching Guests, click here (https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoyguides) to learn more and get your hands on a little more joy in your life. 

    • 49 min
    Lessons In Relationships and Our Inner Child with Veronica Grant

    Lessons In Relationships and Our Inner Child with Veronica Grant

    Today we're sharing our next episode in our series "Lessons In" with Veronica Grant. 
    Veronica Grant is a Love + Life Coach, host of the popular Love Life Connection podcast, and believed deep work is the only way to deep love. She helps successful women who feel like they have it all except love, find it. 
    Veronica Grant joins us to share a lesson she’s learned about working with our inner child to transform our relationship patterns. Through healing her relationship with her body and discovering her own innate worthiness, Veronica embarked on a journey back to herself through uncovering and healing her limiting beliefs, and ultimately connecting with her inner child. As Veronica shares, when we work with our inner child we’re able to connect the dots between a core childhood wound we experienced with our dating and relationship patterns, and when we heal that wound we no longer attract partners from that place. Veronica’s reflections, honesty, and vulnerability will leave you feeling inspired, and remind you that to find the deep love that we’re craving, we have to be willing to do the deep inner work.
    To learn more about Veronica visit her website https://veronicagrant.com and on Instagram @Veronicaegrant Twitter @Veronicaegrant Facebook @Veronicaegrant1 and you can find 5 Steps To Ending Overwhelm and Anxiety In Love veronicagrant.com/workshop and The Love Life Connection Podcast: veronicagrant.com/podcast and discover what’s blocking you in love by taking her free quiz: veronicagrant.com/quiz
    We'd love for you to check out this week's new episode and join the conversation ✨
    YouTube: Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEPZ_6AgmGcGni7wMf-_TA
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    Show Notes: https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/show-notes
    Subscribe to our newsletter https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/subscribe
    MERCH: Seek The Joy Merch is here! Grab your favorite Seek The Joy t-shirt and sweatshirt here
    BETTERHELP: Today’s episode is sponsored by Betterhelp.
    We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    Join over one million people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    RATE AND REVIEW Seek The Joy! When you do, e-mail a screenshot of your review to sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com and we'll send you our NEW and improved #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life!
    SEEK THE JOY GUIDES: They're here and they're LIVE!! From our Seek The Joy Guide to Podcasting to Seek The Joy Guide Pitching Guests, click here (https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoyguides) to learn more and get your hands on a little more joy in your life. 
     

    • 30 min
    Celebrating Where Food Meets Feminism with Lindsay Gardner, Author of Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity and Connection

    Celebrating Where Food Meets Feminism with Lindsay Gardner, Author of Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity and Connection

    Happy #SeekTheJoy Tuesday!
    On the podcast today is Lindsay Gardner, illustrator, artist and author of the new book, WHY WE COOK: Women On Food, Identity, and Connection.
    Why We Cook highlights the voices of women in the culinary world, their varied perspectives and experiences, and is a beautiful celebration of where food meets feminism. Food has the power to connect us, and bring about greater empathy, compassion, and understanding. In many ways, Lindsay’s beautiful illustrations and writing serves to empower all women to reclaim their place in the kitchen.
    In today’s episode Lindsay and I chat about:

    The inspiration behind Why We Cook, Lindsay’s desire to share the perspectives and achievements of women in the culinary world that are often overlooked, and the questions that drove Lindsay’s research for the book.


    The impact of COVID-19 on the food and restaurant industry, what we can learn from being in the kitchen, the power of food to connect us, and cooking as a form of storytelling.


    Lindsay gives us a behind the scenes look at the first interview she did for the book, the conversation that surprised her the most, and we dive into just some of the profiles in the book, from Carla Hall, Gray Chapman, Celia Sack to Gail Simmons.


    Plus, Lindsay shares the greatest lesson she learned from writing the book, how her relationship to cooking has changed, her biggest dream, and so much more!

    We'd love for you to check out this week's new episode and join the conversation ✨
    To connect with Lindsay and learn more visit her website https://lindsaygardnerart.com and on Instagram @lindsaygardnerart and you can find Why We Cook here
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    MERCH: Seek The Joy Merch is here! Grab your favorite Seek The Joy t-shirt and sweatshirt here
    BETTERHELP: Today’s episode is sponsored by Betterhelp. We’re going through challenging times, and we know you’re feeling it too! Now more than ever it’s important we have reliable resources we can turn to. That’s where Betterhelp comes in. 
    Betterhelp will assess your needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist, and it’s easy and free to change counselors if you don’t think the person you’re matched with is a good fit. This service is available for people worldwide too. Betterhelp offers a broad range of expertise in their counselor network. You’ll get timely and thoughtful responses, plus you can schedule weekly video or phone sessions too. 
    We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    Join over one million people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    RATE AND REVIEW Seek The Joy! When you do, e-mail a screenshot of your review to sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com and we'll send you our NEW and improved #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life!
    SEEK THE JOY GUIDES: They're here and they're LIVE!! From our Seek The Joy Guide to Podcasting to Seek The Joy Guide Pitching Guests, click here (https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoyguides) to learn more and get your hands on a little more joy in your life. 

    • 50 min
    Reinventing Happiness, Positivity and Optimism with Brandon Posivak

    Reinventing Happiness, Positivity and Optimism with Brandon Posivak

    On the podcast today is Brandon Posivak, author of “Step on the Cracks: Reinventing Happiness, Positivity, and Optimism.”
    Brandon wrote Step on the Cracks: Reinventing Happiness, Positivity, and Optimism during one of the most difficult times in his life. Struggling to find happiness, he turned to writing and research for catharsis, then wanted to use what he had learned in order to help others.
    In this week’s episode Brandon and Sydney chat about:

    Brandon’s journey writing Step on the Cracks, his definition of happiness, and why happiness goes beyond checking all of the boxes.


    The happiness fingerprint, synthetic happiness, and the difference between happiness and joy.


    Brandon shares his perspective around Gen Z use of social media and technology, how we can avoid getting trapped in the productivity hamster wheel.


    Plus Brandon shares the role of vulnerability in his happiness journey, why he’s reminding himself to step on the cracks, his biggest dream, and so much more!

    To connect with Brandon and learn more visit him on Instagram @Brandonposivak LinkedIn @BrandonPosivak Facebook @BrandonPosivak Twitter @Brandon_posivak and you can find Step on the Cracks on Amazon here
    We'd love for you to check out this week's new episode and join the conversation ✨
    YouTube: Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEPZ_6AgmGcGni7wMf-_TA
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    SEEK THE JOY SUMMIT: Join us for Seek The Joy Summit, Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10am PT. To learn more and register for FREE (yes, for free!) visit https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoysummit
    Spots are limited and registration closes on Friday April 9th.
    PLUS when you register for the Summit, you’re automatically entered into our grand prize GIVEAWAY featuring prizes from some of our favorite mindfulness and wellness brands like Yoga Wake Up, nOMad always at OM, Mind Travel, Your Joyologist, Primally Pure, The I Am Journal, and so much more! 
    We can’t wait to see you there!
    BETTERHELP: Today’s episode is sponsored by Betterhelp. We’re going through challenging times, and we know you’re feeling it too! Now more than ever it’s important we have reliable resources we can turn to. That’s where Betterhelp comes in. 
    Betterhelp will assess your needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist, and it’s easy and free to change counselors if you don’t think the person you’re matched with is a good fit. This service is available for people worldwide too. Betterhelp offers a broad range of expertise in their counselor network. You’ll get timely and thoughtful responses, plus you can schedule weekly video or phone sessions too. 
    We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    Join over one million people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    RATE AND REVIEW Seek The Joy! When you do, e-mail a screenshot of your review to sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com and we'll send you our NEW and improved #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life!
    SEEK THE JOY GUIDES: They're here and they're LIVE!! From our Seek The Joy Guide to Podcasting to Seek The Joy Guide Pitching Guests, click here (https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoyguides) to learn more and get your hands on a little more joy in your life. 

    • 49 min
    Aly French & Erica Stein of Courageous Wellness on Leaning into Obstacles & Bridging the Wellness Gap

    Aly French & Erica Stein of Courageous Wellness on Leaning into Obstacles & Bridging the Wellness Gap

    Happy #SeekTheJoy Tuesday!
    On the podcast today is Aly French & Erica Stein, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches, health and wellness experts, and podcast hosts.
    Today’s episode is a powerful conversation about the opportunity that comes from leaning into life’s obstacles and how to begin to bridge the wellness gap.
    In this week’s episode Aly & Erica chat about:

    Their path to wellness, connecting to self-love and trusting their intuition, and creating their platform


    Opportunity that comes from leaning into obstacles, practicing courage, and the role of a spiritual practice


    Why it's revolutionary to do your human revolution


    Becoming your own health & wellness advocate and making empowered choices


    Bridging the wellness gap and how Aly & Erica are making wellness more accessible and affordable


    Aly & Erica share their wellness mantra, where they're taking Courageous Wellness next, their biggest dream, and so much more!

    To connect with Aly & Erica and learn more visit their website https://courageouswellness.net and on Instagram @courageouswellness and you can find their Nutrition Health Coaching Subscription Service on Patreon here
    We also did a podcast swap this week! Check out Sydney's episode on Courageous Wellness on Apple Podcasts here and on Spotify here
    We'd love for you to check out this week's new episode and join the conversation ✨
    YouTube: Subscribe to our new YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEPZ_6AgmGcGni7wMf-_TA
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seekthejoypodcast
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    E-mail sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com
    Show Notes: https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/show-notes
    Subscribe to our newsletter https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/subscribe
    SEEK THE JOY SUMMIT: Join us for Seek The Joy Summit, Saturday April 10, 2021 at 10am PT. To learn more and register for FREE (yes, for free!) visit https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoysummit
    Spots are limited and registration closes on Friday April 9th.
    PLUS when you register for the Summit, you’re automatically entered into our grand prize GIVEAWAY featuring prizes from some of our favorite mindfulness and wellness brands like Yoga Wake Up, nOMad always at OM, Mind Travel, Your Joyologist, Primally Pure, The I Am Journal, and so much more! 
    We can’t wait to see you there!
    BETTERHELP: Today’s episode is sponsored by Betterhelp. We’re going through challenging times, and we know you’re feeling it too! Now more than ever it’s important we have reliable resources we can turn to. That’s where Betterhelp comes in. 
    Betterhelp will assess your needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist, and it’s easy and free to change counselors if you don’t think the person you’re matched with is a good fit. This service is available for people worldwide too. Betterhelp offers a broad range of expertise in their counselor network. You’ll get timely and thoughtful responses, plus you can schedule weekly video or phone sessions too. 
    We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    Join over one million people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional https://www.better help.com/seekthejoy
    RATE AND REVIEW Seek The Joy! When you do, e-mail a screenshot of your review to sydney@seekthejoypodcast.com and we'll send you our NEW and improved #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life!
    SEEK THE JOY GUIDES: They're here and they're LIVE!! From our Seek The Joy Guide to Podcasting to Seek The Joy Guide Pitching Guests, click here (https://www.seekthejoypodcast.com/seekthejoyguides) to

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Justinek3 ,

Spreading joy ⭐️

This podcast is a must listen! Sydney is such an amazing podcast host and interviewer. She does a wonderful job listening to and engaging with her guests, asking the most insightful questions, and pulling out great nuggets of positivity and joy that you can hold onto throughout your day. If you’re looking to be inspired and uplifted, Seek The Joy is the place to go, and I know I’ll be tuning in.

Express yourself and shine ,

My new best friend!

Every time I listen to one of Sydney's podcasts o feel as if she is talking just to me. Her voice is so beautiful and her guests are inspiring and uplifting and really do make me feel joyful and hopeful. I adore her messages and when I need a boost, I tune in!

Kinmaine ,

So much love!

I’m very particular about the energy I allow into my space in the morning and this podcast is one of the few that makes the cut. Sydney’s energy is so electric. I feel like I’m being hugged when I listen. Thank you, Sydney, for amplifying the joy in the world ✨

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