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There are many elements in our lives that affect our well-being and there are many ways that we can explore them. One avenue to optimal self-care is having open, honest conversations about what it means to be well. Navigate love and relationships, purpose and meaning, mental health and wellness, success and failure, and all of those things that make us human with Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney has over 13 years of professional experience in the health, wellness, and entertainment industries. She guides you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, and the questions of why we’re here and what we’re doing. Join her each week as she shares her perspectives on wellness and has radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole. Nothing is off-limits here! Life presents us with challenges every single day. Many of us struggle to make life feel worthwhile, meaningful, and peaceful. We’re confronted in our relationships, careers, faith, and the health of our body, mind, and emotions. We often have questions in our minds that go unanswered, and sometimes, we don’t even want the answers. We just want to have a really unfiltered discussion, let it all out, be truly heard so we can process our emotions. We want to talk about our deepest passions and secret longings, share our unfulfilled dreams and big goals, and inquire into the mysteries of life. If you’re in that place right now, we invite you to join Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable. 
Whitney Lauritsen is a podcast host, social media advisor, and well-being coach. She founded Eco-Vegan Gal in 2008 to share lifestyle practices and product recommendations that improve the quality of body, mind, and planet. Her books include best-seller The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget.
As an advocate for high-performance living and mental health, Whitney launched Wellevatr.
Passionate about business, Whitney advises creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing strategies that amplify their passions. She regularly coaches, consults, and presents on social media trends, influencer partnerships, and content monetization. A six-year stint teaching workshops at the Apple Store advanced her tech knowledge and experience. She has participated in business programs led by Google, Facebook, and Scripps Network. Recognized by her colleagues as a connector, Whitney has run numerous wellness industry events at YouTube Space, during the Natural Products Expo, and on Clubhouse app.
Media appearances include Stossel, HuffPost Live, and The Ultimate Health Podcast. Whitney has contributed to Forks Over Knives, VegNews Magazine, Simple Habit, New Hope Network, iHerb, and Organic Authority. She has spoken at many conferences, summits, and festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Fitness Magazine, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and BlogHer Food. In 2014, she received the Ed Begley Jr. Environmental Activist Award.
Whitney minored in psychology while studying film production at Emerson College. She also took classes at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Boston College. Her short films were broadcast on HBO and part of Steven Spielberg’s reality competition “On the Lot”. Before pivoting her career to content creation, she worked as a mentor at the Cannes Film Festival, managed an acclaimed production office, and assisted Rob Reiner’s family.
On this podcast, Whitney digs into the things that make people tick. The things that people are passionate about. The things that make people uncomfortable. The things that bring them hope, joy, and inspiration. The things that make them feel good in their bodies, minds, and hearts. The things that make life worth living and how to feel fully alive, genuinely happy and engaged every day. It's time to get to the core of who you truly are!

This Might Get Uncomfortable Whitney Lauritsen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

There are many elements in our lives that affect our well-being and there are many ways that we can explore them. One avenue to optimal self-care is having open, honest conversations about what it means to be well. Navigate love and relationships, purpose and meaning, mental health and wellness, success and failure, and all of those things that make us human with Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. Whitney has over 13 years of professional experience in the health, wellness, and entertainment industries. She guides you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, and the questions of why we’re here and what we’re doing. Join her each week as she shares her perspectives on wellness and has radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole. Nothing is off-limits here! Life presents us with challenges every single day. Many of us struggle to make life feel worthwhile, meaningful, and peaceful. We’re confronted in our relationships, careers, faith, and the health of our body, mind, and emotions. We often have questions in our minds that go unanswered, and sometimes, we don’t even want the answers. We just want to have a really unfiltered discussion, let it all out, be truly heard so we can process our emotions. We want to talk about our deepest passions and secret longings, share our unfulfilled dreams and big goals, and inquire into the mysteries of life. If you’re in that place right now, we invite you to join Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable. 
Whitney Lauritsen is a podcast host, social media advisor, and well-being coach. She founded Eco-Vegan Gal in 2008 to share lifestyle practices and product recommendations that improve the quality of body, mind, and planet. Her books include best-seller The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget.
As an advocate for high-performance living and mental health, Whitney launched Wellevatr.
Passionate about business, Whitney advises creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing strategies that amplify their passions. She regularly coaches, consults, and presents on social media trends, influencer partnerships, and content monetization. A six-year stint teaching workshops at the Apple Store advanced her tech knowledge and experience. She has participated in business programs led by Google, Facebook, and Scripps Network. Recognized by her colleagues as a connector, Whitney has run numerous wellness industry events at YouTube Space, during the Natural Products Expo, and on Clubhouse app.
Media appearances include Stossel, HuffPost Live, and The Ultimate Health Podcast. Whitney has contributed to Forks Over Knives, VegNews Magazine, Simple Habit, New Hope Network, iHerb, and Organic Authority. She has spoken at many conferences, summits, and festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Fitness Magazine, VidCon, Podcast Movement, and BlogHer Food. In 2014, she received the Ed Begley Jr. Environmental Activist Award.
Whitney minored in psychology while studying film production at Emerson College. She also took classes at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Boston College. Her short films were broadcast on HBO and part of Steven Spielberg’s reality competition “On the Lot”. Before pivoting her career to content creation, she worked as a mentor at the Cannes Film Festival, managed an acclaimed production office, and assisted Rob Reiner’s family.
On this podcast, Whitney digs into the things that make people tick. The things that people are passionate about. The things that make people uncomfortable. The things that bring them hope, joy, and inspiration. The things that make them feel good in their bodies, minds, and hearts. The things that make life worth living and how to feel fully alive, genuinely happy and engaged every day. It's time to get to the core of who you truly are!

    Body Curiosity And Health Systems That Benefit All Of Us With Dr. Ibby Omole

    Body Curiosity And Health Systems That Benefit All Of Us With Dr. Ibby Omole

    People think that their doctor knows more about their bodies than themselves. That way of thinking is very wrong. You are in your body 24/7, so you need to be more curious about it. You are on a journey to where you want to be, and the doctor is your guide. Whatever works for someone might poison you since everyone's genes are different. That is why everyone's health should be personalized.
     
    Join Whitney Lauritsen as she talks to Dr. Ibby Omole, a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, about understanding your body and what diet works for you. Learn more about personalized health, and discover why we need to embrace change in our diet. Finally, find out what it's like to be a black woman in a "white profession." Listen in to Dr. Ibby's journey and what preconceived systems need to change. 


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Processing Uncomfortable Moments From The Past

    Processing Uncomfortable Moments From The Past

    It is human nature to avoid uncomfortable situations. Yet, it is also part of life to find ourselves in these moments. After all, as the adage claims, being uncomfortable is a catalyst for growth and could also lead you to a renewed sense of understanding and perspective. Whitney Lauritsen has long stopped hiding from them, especially those that come creeping up from her past. In this episode, she lets us in on how she processes uncomfortable moments by sharing the things that have been tough for her. From a podcast guest canceling on her at the last minute to a speeding ticket to a childhood traumatic experience, Whitney opens up and shares the lessons she learned from being uncomfortable. 

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    Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR.Visit zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code "wellevatr" to get 30% off your first three months. 
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    • 58 min
    Finding Worthiness Through Purpose And Harmony With Lena Winslow

    Finding Worthiness Through Purpose And Harmony With Lena Winslow

    As human beings, we thrive to survive. And as we go through life, we face pivotal, traumatic, and dramatic moments that shape our outlook and beliefs. And oftentimes, we struggle to find our ultimate purpose. But not #1 international bestselling author, speaker, and motivation-builder, Lena Winslow. In this episode, Lena tells the story of adversities starting with the Chernobyl disaster and seeing first-hand the effects of the nuclear accident that happened just 70 miles from her home in Ukraine at age 7. Through the years, she dealt with personal tragedies like cancer, adjusting to a new community and language, and the complex health care needs of her child. Be inspired by how she has weathered through and taken those moments of weakness and use them as motivation to help others. So tune in and learn about the fundamental struggles we go through as human beings and how you can flip the script on any circumstance and find worthiness through purpose and harmony.

    This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Zencastr.
    Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR.Visit zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code "wellevatr" to get 30% off your first three months. 
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    • 57 min
    Experiencing Nature: My 2022 Cross-Country Road Trip, Part 2

    Experiencing Nature: My 2022 Cross-Country Road Trip, Part 2

    Whitney Lauritsen takes us into the second part of her cross-country road trip. Picking up from Mount Hood in Oregon, she reflects on how she is drawn to the power of nature every time she travels. In this episode, Whitney recounts how she prepared for the trip and the interruptions along the way. One example is the traffic on Mount Rainier, which went against her plan. Whitney also shares her road trip experience from Oregon to Forks, Washington, and how it almost felt cinematic, like in Twilight. She then recommends items that can be handy when traveling, along with the stops you might want to make if you travel on the same route she had. So tune in and be inspired by Whitney's trip to set out on your own drive!

    This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Zencastr.
    Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR.Visit zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code "wellevatr" to get 30% off your first three months. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    How To Talk To Other Humans With Daniel Mangena

    How To Talk To Other Humans With Daniel Mangena

    Talking to people can be really difficult for some people. Most people have to resort to small talk just to get the conversation going. Others just aren't comfortable because they can get asked questions they don't want to answer. Talking is hard and that's okay. You just have to find what language works for you and create boundaries around that. Join Whitney Lauritsen as she talks to Daniel Mangena about communication and how people can get more clarity in their life. Daniel is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, and podcast host of Do it with Dan and Beyond Success. Learn more about how you can be more direct with your goals and that there is more than one way to do things. Understand the true meaning of abundance today!

    This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Zencastr.
    Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs of AG1 (episode sponsor) at athleticgreens.com/WELLEVATR.Visit zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code "wellevatr" to get 30% off your first three months. 

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    • 48 min
    The Power Of Awe In Nature: Part 1 Of My 2022 Cross Country Trip

    The Power Of Awe In Nature: Part 1 Of My 2022 Cross Country Trip

    Whitney Lauritsen is on a cross country trip once again. This time, she’s taking a northerly route that goes up to the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, The Twin Cities, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland and onto the East Coast. This episode was recorded before Whitney made the trip. Here, she shares how she manages her finances so she gets the privilege to go on travels like this. She unpacks a little bit of her background that gave her the privilege of being able to travel like not a lot of people could. She also shares some of the tools and hacks that she has used during her many travels and how they help her make the most out of her experiences without breaking the bank. Most importantly, she explains the key things to consider when preparing yourself for travel, financially or otherwise. Tune in for some inspiration that you can use the next time you hop on a car for a long drive!

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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

David Richman Author ,

A genuine soul!

It was such a delight to be a guest on Whitney's podcast. Whitney is truly a genuine soul! She's very passionate, dedicated, and asks thought-provoking questions. We had a raw and meaningful conversation that you really need to listen to. Kudos to your show, Whitney! Thank you!

Victoria Volk ,

Wonderful Host

Loved my conversation with Whitney. We connected through our stories and natural curiosity, and it felt like a conversation with a long-time friend who I hadn’t seen in a long time. It felt as if we were two friends catching each other up. Whitney has a heart of gold. It shows through how she holds space for her guests and invites vulnerability and curiosity.

khauer44 ,

Makes you ask hard questions, get uncomfortable and do the internal work

As both a listener and a guest I have enjoyed everything about this podcast! The conversations are truly raw and are willing to explore topics that are often uncomfortable and that we actively avoid. As a therapist, I’ve loved being able to share these episodes with clients and have learned a lot that has expanded the way I see the world and reflect on my own life as well.

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