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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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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

    Understanding The Pros, Cons, Realities, And Misconceptions Of Tiny House Living With Adam Garrett-Clark

    Understanding The Pros, Cons, Realities, And Misconceptions Of Tiny House Living With Adam Garrett-Clark

    Increasing prices in the housing space, and restrictive legislation leave many without good alternatives. Today’s guest, however, has found a great way to get around these issues – tiny house living. Adam Garrett-Clark is the founder of Tiny Logic and is here today to discuss accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, with our host, Whitney Lauritsen. Adam discusses how he got started in the ADU space, the ins and outs of ADUs, and what you need to know before building one. If you’re thinking of building a tiny home or renting one, then this episode is for you. 

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    Dealing With Toxic Work Environments

    Dealing With Toxic Work Environments

    One of the most successful and famous tennis players in the entire world, Naomi Osaka, made a surprise announcement to pull out of the French Open at the last minute because of a mental health crisis. Naomi spoke out about how being in a room full of journalists gives her anxiety. Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen discuss Naomi’s decision, how it can hopefully set a great example for the youth, and the backlash she’s received. Join in the conversation and witness how elements of racism, toxic capitalism and the work environment come into play. There are better ways to accommodate mental health and we’re on it in this episode. Don’t miss out!

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    Bo Burnham & The Blurred Line Between Reality & Performance Art

    Bo Burnham & The Blurred Line Between Reality & Performance Art

    TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes a discussion on suicide based on Bo Burnham's statements in his special "Inside." If you need help with suicidal thoughts, visit https://www.wannatalkaboutit.com. 
     
    The pandemic has pushed the limits of society, which is evident in how content creators approached creativity. Something that recently piqued the interest of many is Bo Burnham's Netflix comedy special Inside, particularly with how it blurs the line between reality and performance art. Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dissect the show full of relatable humor that cleverly hides messages around validation struggles, social issues, YouTuber clichés, and success addiction. The two then look at the comedy special through the lens of mental health, discussing the hidden messages underneath Bo's songs and jokes about existential crisis and the bleakness of life.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Treating Our Animal Companions Right: Responsible Pet Parenthood With Lindsay Rubin

    Treating Our Animal Companions Right: Responsible Pet Parenthood With Lindsay Rubin

    Since we recorded this podcast back in February, Lindsay started a new chapter and no longer works at V-Dog. We’re happy to share her insight and experience with you, nonetheless! 

    Animals aren’t simple commodities or items. Our pets have lives and personalities, and part of responsible pet parenthood is looking after our companions and making sure they live a long, full life. Jason Wrobel & Whitney Lauritsen get into a lively conversation with the former Vice President of V-Dog, animal rights advocate Lindsay Rubin. Lindsay talks about V-Dog and the company’s mission to provide healthy, safe and delicious vegan food for dogs. She shares her insights on feeding your dog a vegan diet and she thinks you should consider it. A discussion on the commodification of animals and pets also comes up.  

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Post-Pandemic Loneliness: Superficial Friendships & Social Anxiety

    Post-Pandemic Loneliness: Superficial Friendships & Social Anxiety

    Many people are experiencing post-pandemic loneliness and are craving for social interactions. But then there are others who embrace introverism and having social anxiety in dealing with socially starved people because they would much rather be left alone. On today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen dissect loneliness, superficial friendships, and social anxiety. Did you know that loneliness and chronic social isolation can be as damaging to physical health as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day? At the end of the day, we all want friendship and a deep sense of connection to people who are unafraid of being vulnerable and real. If you resonate with these topics, you’re in for a treat. Tune in!

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    Human Domestication: Its Pros And Cons For Today’s Humanity

    Human Domestication: Its Pros And Cons For Today’s Humanity

    From artificial intelligence to genetically modified foods, cryptocurrency, and self-driving cars, humanity is at a point of burgeoning and exploding movement in different technologies. We live in these giant and concrete jungle landscapes with digital mediums that aim to improve the human condition. While that may extend our lifespans and make access to our basic needs easier, it brings the question of whether we, as humans, are losing touch with our wildness and connection to nature. In today’s show, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen explore the concept of human domestication and its pros and cons at this point in time for humanity. They compare the physical and emotional aspects throughout and how they've changed based on our lifestyles, including the role of social media on our mental health, the increasing instances of gun violence, and the stimulation overload of our nervous system due to the dense, stressful, and urbanized environment. They also touch on the dichotomy between the emerging technology to make food more accessible and the growing movement to grow organic food, save seeds, and do food sharing. Join Jason and Whitney as they tackle all these and more in this deep dive into human domestication. Are we ultimately domesticating in a positive direction? Find out why it’s yes and no at the same time.

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Customer Reviews

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73 Ratings

SunnyBlue19 ,

Love these two!

I always love to hear what these two exceptional minds and humans have to say!

LiveFitBeHealthy ,

Great Podcast

I love this show! Congratulations on your 1 year!!

Bloggggggirl ,

Real, honest, but judgy

I love that the two are so closely connected and feel comfortable being vulnerable to the world. They give great advice and talk about deep personal issues alongside with the health of eating correctly. HOWEVER, I do feel that in times they can come off as too judge mental on others (which kinda goes against what the way preach) or salesy. Like one time they talked about how people who start off with the conversation “I’m going to get vulnerable” aren’t really being vulnerable but instead trying to gain clout?

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