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There are many elements in our life that affect our well-being and there are many different ways that we can explore it. 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 Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. With a combined 25 plus years of professional experience in the health and wellness industries, Jason and Whitney will guide you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, the question of why we're here and what we're doing. Join them each week as they share their perspectives on wellness and have radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole because 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 mind 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 Jason and Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable.Jason, a.k.a. J-Wro, is the bestselling author of the Hay House cookbook and lifestyle guide, “Eaternity”. He is the first plant-based chef in history with a primetime television series, and his groundbreaking Cooking Channel show “How to Live to 100” taught millions of people worldwide how to prepare delicious, organic, healthy meals at home. A dedicated practitioner of yoga, Pilates, weight training, and meditation for over a decade, he infuses his events, videos, and teachings with the importance of mindfulness, spirituality, and self-awareness as the cornerstones of a balanced, nourished lifestyle. Jason is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute as well as Byron Katie’s School for the Work and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago. His life’s mission is to inspire people to achieve optimal well-being, clarity, confidence and contentment through optimizing their relationship with food, fitness and mindful living so they can live a happier, healthier, more joyful and truly satisfied life.Whitney Lauritsen is a coach and content creator who promotes healthy living and sustainability on her site EcoVeganGal.com and YouTube channels. Having grown up in rural Massachusetts, she was surrounded by an environment that fostered her love and respect for animals. Whitney graduated from Emerson College in 2004 with a degree in film production. After discovering a deep passion for the vegan lifestyle, she launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website in 2008 and combined her skill and enthusiasm to create content on sustainability and wellness. Passionate about business and marketing, Whitney has helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners create strategies for social media, YouTube and brand building.On this podcast, Jason and Whitney combine forces as they dig 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

This Might Get Uncomfortable Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen

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    • 4.8, 47 Ratings

There are many elements in our life that affect our well-being and there are many different ways that we can explore it. 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 Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen on This Might Get Uncomfortable. With a combined 25 plus years of professional experience in the health and wellness industries, Jason and Whitney will guide you through the confusion and the curiosity, the suffering and the unfulfilled potential, the question of why we're here and what we're doing. Join them each week as they share their perspectives on wellness and have radically authentic, insightful conversations about life with special guests. This Might Get Uncomfortable, so prepare to dive deep into the rabbit hole because 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 mind 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 Jason and Whitney here on This Might Get Uncomfortable.Jason, a.k.a. J-Wro, is the bestselling author of the Hay House cookbook and lifestyle guide, “Eaternity”. He is the first plant-based chef in history with a primetime television series, and his groundbreaking Cooking Channel show “How to Live to 100” taught millions of people worldwide how to prepare delicious, organic, healthy meals at home. A dedicated practitioner of yoga, Pilates, weight training, and meditation for over a decade, he infuses his events, videos, and teachings with the importance of mindfulness, spirituality, and self-awareness as the cornerstones of a balanced, nourished lifestyle. Jason is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute as well as Byron Katie’s School for the Work and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago. His life’s mission is to inspire people to achieve optimal well-being, clarity, confidence and contentment through optimizing their relationship with food, fitness and mindful living so they can live a happier, healthier, more joyful and truly satisfied life.Whitney Lauritsen is a coach and content creator who promotes healthy living and sustainability on her site EcoVeganGal.com and YouTube channels. Having grown up in rural Massachusetts, she was surrounded by an environment that fostered her love and respect for animals. Whitney graduated from Emerson College in 2004 with a degree in film production. After discovering a deep passion for the vegan lifestyle, she launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website in 2008 and combined her skill and enthusiasm to create content on sustainability and wellness. Passionate about business and marketing, Whitney has helped countless entrepreneurs and small business owners create strategies for social media, YouTube and brand building.On this podcast, Jason and Whitney combine forces as they dig 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

    Food For Thought: Are We What We Eat, Mentally?

    Food For Thought: Are We What We Eat, Mentally?

    “We are what we eat,” so the old adage goes. How well does this wisdom apply to the mental food that we feed our minds with? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen share their thoughts on this in relation to our seemingly universal fascination with death and violence. How does our consumption of violent content affect the way that we think and behave? Should it be any cause of concern? This conversation wrestles with these questions and more. Speaking of food, Jason and Whitney also talk about real food in this episode. Learn about the amazing work done by Pets of the Homeless, a nonprofit organization that channels donations from the community for pet food and supplies for homeless people. Stick to the end for Jason and Laura’s latest food product recommendation plus answers to some interesting questions from their community.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    On National S’mores Day: Restaurants During The Pandemic, Intuitive Eating, And Food Willpower

    On National S’mores Day: Restaurants During The Pandemic, Intuitive Eating, And Food Willpower

    The halt in the dine out experience during this COVID-19 pandemic has led to many heartbreaks, especially for restaurants who are now forced to close. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dive deep into the situation that has been affecting not only the restaurant owners but also their staff and patrons alike. They share their own insights and feelings about the great effects of the pandemic and what it has done for those who used to frequent restaurants and are now cooking inside their homes. Speaking of food, Jason and Whitney then celebrate National S’mores Day, sharing their love for vegan s’mores, vegan frozen yogurt, and soft serve. Plus, they also tackle what Intuitive Eating is and what it says about diet culture and further tap into food willpower, supplements, ghost protein, and more.


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    How To Rise From The Ashes And Find Your Best Expression With Brandy Champeau

    How To Rise From The Ashes And Find Your Best Expression With Brandy Champeau

    When you have been through many struggles and challenges, it can be tough to rise from the ashes. However, one survivor of homelessness, domestic abuse, pregnancy-induced heart failure, and devastating natural disasters tells her story of how she not only survived but also living her best expression. On today’s podcast, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen introduce the resilient Brandy Champeau. Brandy is the Founder of Exploring Expression as well as an author, speaker, and curriculum developer. She talks about some of the grueling experiences she had and how she was able to build resilience. She also explains the work she’s doing with Exploring Expression and how she’s helping people find their best expression safely even after they've experienced trauma.


     


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Down The Research Rabbit Hole: Are Conspiracy Theories Real Or Magical Distractions?

    Down The Research Rabbit Hole: Are Conspiracy Theories Real Or Magical Distractions?

    There are just so many corners and caves to explore in the research rabbit hole of the internet, especially during this time of quarantine. One of the fascinating places you may even have found yourself in is the world of conspiracy theories. In a world that is becoming more uncertain, what we crave now, more than ever, are answers. Conspiracy theories provide that relief and even that grounding that make us feel like we're making sense of everything. But are they real or simply magical distractions? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen explore that question, taking us across aliens, extraterrestrials, and UFOs to the Loch Ness monster, Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, Tooth Fairy, and more! Are conspiracy theories part of our coping mechanisms? Where do narcissism and ego play in that? Plus, can any fool be uncomfortable? Can two chameleons live together? How do you know if your cat is depressed? Join Jason and Whitney as they try to answer these questions. 


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Veganism And Ethical Food Production: How Much Do You Really Want To Know?

    Veganism And Ethical Food Production: How Much Do You Really Want To Know?

    Is there such a thing as a perfect vegan or a perfectly ethical consumer? How far would you go down the rabbit hole in researching the food that you eat for you to deserve the food-specific label you’re putting yourself in? When you start finding out that your coconut comes from monkey labor in Thailand or your wine is laced with fish parts, you might think about questioning your integrity as a vegan and an ethical consumer. How far do we need to go in untangling these difficult questions of food ethics and food transparency? How can we ensure that our food choices are aligned with our values without beating ourselves up for every tidbit of imperfection? Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen share their thoughts on these in this conversation. As a bonus, learn which wines are truly vegan and find out how happiness feels like physically.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Diversity, Shame And Duality: Taking A Closer Look At Sexuality With Natalie Rivera

    Diversity, Shame And Duality: Taking A Closer Look At Sexuality With Natalie Rivera

    An incredibly uncomfortable topic for many people is sex and sexuality. On today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen interview video producer, podcaster, and journalist Natalie Rivera about sexual identities, bisexuality, the relationship between mental health and sex, dating during quarantine, safe sex during COVID, and many more. Natalie has produced and reported for media outlets, including ATTN: and POPSUGAR. She is also the host and creator of How I F*ck, a podcast about sex and inclusivity.


     


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47 Ratings

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Love this show!

Jason and Whitney do such a great job hosting really great guests and sharing their own stories and insights. I especially loved the attachment theory episodes. Subscribe and binge, you won’t regret it!

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Favorite podcast, hands down!

I always look forward to this podcast when I have alone time. I absolutely love and appreciate the topics, the raw and witty banter, the chemistry between Whitney and Jason, and I totally dig how go-with-the-flowy the show is. I have LOL’ed and cried while listening to these episodes - they’re moving and insightful, and gah, I could go on and on. Such a treat, always. Thank you, Whitney and Jason!

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Authentic & Engaging!

I can't say enough good things about this podcast! Whitney & Jason bring such wisdom and knowledge to every topic they cover, while at the same time being vulnerable and relatable. They have such a wonderful dynamic that every episode just flows so smoothly. I love the various topics and subjects covered on the podcast and I always feel that I have learned something after listening to the show.

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