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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 • 83 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!

    Can We End This Performance?

    Can We End This Performance?

    You’ve probably heard of the word “performative,” but how exactly does it manifest in our lives today? In this episode, Whitney Lauritsen reflects on the “performance” people put up online or elsewhere and how it affects how we live our lives. From social media, content creation, and even in our diets, striving to put on a show or follow certain rules to match expectations has its downsides. Whitney highlights the positive outcomes of the opposite—just doing and creating what feels right for you! She dives deep into her content creation journey, her relationship with fame and food, and some reflections on how she navigates life online. Whitney also shares her upcoming travels for her work and her personal life and the meaning behind them.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ways To Invite More Fun Into Your Life Fun Expert Michael Rucker, Ph.D

    Ways To Invite More Fun Into Your Life Fun Expert Michael Rucker, Ph.D

    Does having fun equal happiness? How can you invite more fun into your life, and why do you need to? Here to answer all these questions is Michael Rucker, Ph.D. Mike, aka the Fun Expert, is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He joins host Whitney Lauritsen to discuss and explain the challenges in “chasing” happiness and when it starts being problematic. Mike also dissects the concept relative to concepts such as toxic positivity and hustle culture. Psychology terms happiness as “subjective well-being” because it’s all in how you perceive it. You have more agency in it than you think. Listen in to learn about the different ways you can invite fun and happiness into your life with more insights from his upcoming book, The Fun Habit: How the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life!

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    • 56 min
    Removing The Shame From "Poor" Communication

    Removing The Shame From "Poor" Communication

    Many times, people tend to be wary of how others think of them and how they are perceived. And this is because of how they communicate and deliver information. This results in people feeling ashamed when they cannot communicate in a way that is expected of them. We all want to be socially accepted. That is why Whitney Lauritsen discusses why effective communication is essential. We need to identify and accept that some different barriers and challenges come with it. Let us remove the shame from poor communication by listening to this episode.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Decolonizing The Mind And Reclaiming Wellness With Jovanka Ciares

    Decolonizing The Mind And Reclaiming Wellness With Jovanka Ciares

    Because of unbalanced society standards, wellness has been dominated and almost became exclusive to white people. This must never be the case, and reclaiming wellness to become accessible to all has been the center of Jovanka Ciares’ crusade. This integrative herbalist and executive health coach joins Whitney Lauritsen to share about her education initiative that gives the minority access to proper wellness knowledge. Jovanka explains the work needed in raising awareness on plant-based living in BIPOC communities and solving various issues caused by cultural appropriation in her line of work. She also discusses decolonizing the mind from the idea of achieving perfection and simply doing the best for your body.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Giving Yourself Time To Recover

    Giving Yourself Time To Recover

    Why is it that when you call in sick for work, you tend to try your best to recover as quickly as possible? People don't allow themselves to recover from all the stress. That can be stress from work or even just social stress. Being around people takes a lot of energy and can really drain a person. People need to give themselves time to recover. They need to find fluidity in their schedule so that they can perform even better. Join Whitney Lauritsen as she shares how her past week has been and how she needs time to recover. Find out why people feel the need to share everything in their lives via social media. Discover your motivation and your purpose on why you do what you do. Why does Whitney do podcasting? Find out all the answers today!

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    • 50 min
    Reframing Clutter: From Chaos To Peace With Conny Graf

    Reframing Clutter: From Chaos To Peace With Conny Graf

    Why do you declutter your home when you know you’re expecting guests? Why don’t you declutter for the sake of yourself? That mindset of clutter needs to be reframed. It’s only natural that you view cleaning as a chore but decluttering is one way to take care of yourself. It is self-love. It’s transformational, self-development, and is a journey that brings you up-to-date with who you really are. Clearing clutter is not just about purging & organizing, it’s about exploring & releasing the limiting beliefs you tell yourself.
     
    Join Whitney Lauritsen as she talks to Conny Graf about clutter and how you can reframe your idea of decluttering. Conny is the founder of From Chaos to Peace Consulting Inc and is the host of the podcast of the same name. She doesn’t have a passion for clutter, but a passion for helping people remove the chaos in their lives. 
     
    Listen to this episode as Whitney and Conny talk about the stress you can have with clutter, how self-love relates to clutter, some decluttering techniques, and what financial clutter is. Learn how to declutter your life so that you can enjoy it today!

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 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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