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This or Something Better is a podcast dedicated to the stories of innovators and positive changemakers committed to making the world better. Each week you will hear from founders and CEOs, Olympic athletes, health and wellness professionals, authors, motivational speakers and those whose passion and work is dedicated to Something Better. Guests will provide listeners with insights, advice and inspiration on how to bring positive change to your own life, work and world.

This or Something Better is a life mantra of the host, Regan Nelson. Regan is a lifelong learner and self-development junkie, an outdoor enthusiast and an advocate for Better Beauty. Regan lives in Sun Valley, Idaho with her husband and daughter. Follow her adventures on Instagram @this.orsomethingbetter or connect with her on Facebook at The This or Something Better Podcast.

This or Something Better Regan Nelson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 89 Ratings

This or Something Better is a podcast dedicated to the stories of innovators and positive changemakers committed to making the world better. Each week you will hear from founders and CEOs, Olympic athletes, health and wellness professionals, authors, motivational speakers and those whose passion and work is dedicated to Something Better. Guests will provide listeners with insights, advice and inspiration on how to bring positive change to your own life, work and world.

This or Something Better is a life mantra of the host, Regan Nelson. Regan is a lifelong learner and self-development junkie, an outdoor enthusiast and an advocate for Better Beauty. Regan lives in Sun Valley, Idaho with her husband and daughter. Follow her adventures on Instagram @this.orsomethingbetter or connect with her on Facebook at The This or Something Better Podcast.

    “And Then I” with Regan Nelson and Christine Grimm

    “And Then I” with Regan Nelson and Christine Grimm

    In this episode I am trading places and taking on the role of podcast guest as I re-share my interview with Christine Grimm on the podcast, “And Then I…”. 
    Chris is an accomplished executive coach and facilitator at Aria Consulting with over 25 years helping executives grow organizations and lead meaningful change for themselves, their people and company. In this conversation we talk about intentionality, resilience and my super powers. 
     
    Links
    And Then I Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/and-then-i-podcast/id1561367270?i=1000545307859
    Aria Consulting https://www.ariacx.com
    Lean more about Christine https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinegrimm/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Less Phone and More Fun with Catherine Price

    Less Phone and More Fun with Catherine Price

    Hello, my name is Regan, and I am addicted to my phone. I am guilty of mindless scrolling, I feel anxious when I leave it somewhere, and I’ve been known to hide in bathrooms with it. When my attention isn’t on a screen, a lot of my time is spent on activities that quite honestly feel boring, draining, and mundane.  Does this sound familiar to anyone? I’m guessing that many of you are shaking your heads in agreement.
    Today’s guest Catherine Price is here to help us, not only to find better screen life balance, but she’s also going to help us find some fun in our lives again. I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use more fun.
    A quick bio on Catherine... She is a science journalist, speaker, coach, consultant, and author of the books, "How to Break Up With Your Phone" and "Vitamania." Her newest book launches today, and it is called "The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again."
    This episode will inspire you to spend less time on your phone and more time having fun.
     
    About Catherine
    Dubbed “The Marie Kondo of Brains” by The New York Times, Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist and speaker and the author of How to Break Up with Your Phone. She is also the creator and founder of ScreenLifeBalance.com, which is dedicated to helping people learn how to scroll less and live more. Her work has appeared in The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Men's Journal, Self, and Outside, among others.
     
    Resources Mentioned
    The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain https://www.amazon.com/Shallows-What-Internet-Doing-Brains/dp/0393339750
     
    Connect With Catherine
    Website http://catherineprice.com
    Twitter https://twitter.com/Catherine_Price?s=20
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_catherineprice/?hl=en
    Screen Life Balance https://www.screenlifebalance.com
    Screen Life Balance Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ScreenLifeBalance/?hl=en
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/slbalance
    How to Have Fun https://howtohavefun.com

    • 1 hr
    Fighting Pretty with Kara Fraizer

    Fighting Pretty with Kara Fraizer

    Kara Frazier was only 26 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. To encourage her to keep fighting, her friend’s mom gave her a pair of mini pink boxing gloves. Those gloves reminded Kara that she was strong and beautiful. Three years later, Kara passed those gloves on to another woman fighting her battle with cancer, and that was the beginning of Fighting Pretty!
    The mission of Fighting Pretty is to remind every woman how strong and beautiful she is, especially if she's battling cancer. At the heart of Fighting Pretty’s work is the “Pretty Package”, a care package containing a scarf, a lipstick, words of inspiration, and most importantly, a pair of mini pink boxing gloves.
    Since 2013, Fighting Pretty has sent over 10,000 pretty packages to women battling cancer. Kara and her team’s work has lifted so many women during their darkest times by providing hope, support, encouragement, and something pretty. 
     
    About Kara
    Fighting Pretty founder, Kara (Skaflestad) Frazier had just mourned the death of her Mema, who passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. Kara was in the shower when she performed her first self-breast exam and found a suspicious lump in her armpit area. In December of 2008, at just 26 years old, she went to her doctor and was told she was “too young to worry.” Kara pushed for a closer examination, only to find out that she did, in fact, have stage 3 breast cancer, which is considered to be an advanced and invasive stage of the disease.
    Kara faced a double mastectomy, eight rounds of chemotherapy, four weeks of radiation, fertility treatments, a year of Herceptin treatments. This was followed by hormone therapy that would last for a total of 10 years. Kara realized she wanted to go through this ordeal by “Fighting Pretty”—with a smile on her face, lipstick on her lips, and strength in her heart.
    Since becoming a 501 c(3) non-profit organization in 2013, Fighting Pretty moved from Kara's apartment in New York City to a headquarters in Portland, Oregon, with two part-time employees. In just a few years, Fighting Pretty has impacted over 10,000 women battling all types of cancer in 50 U.S. states and 16 countries globally. Plus, Fighting Pretty has received over $1 million worth of product donations from top cosmetic brands to send to women battling cancer.
    Kara works full time as the Marketing Manager at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and devotes her life to helping cancer patients through their fight. Kara now lives healthy and happily in Oregon with husband Ben, her new step-daughter Aubrey and dogs Archie and Zulu.
     
    Connect with Kara
    Website https://www.fightingpretty.org
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FightingPretty/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fightingpretty
    Twitter https://twitter.com/fighting_pretty

    • 41 min
    Kindness and Compassion with Lisa Fipps, Author of Starfish

    Kindness and Compassion with Lisa Fipps, Author of Starfish

    Recently my daughter and I became a part of a mother-daughter book club. Our first book was an amazing middle-grade novel called Starfish. Starfish is both a heartbreaking and heartwarming story about a young girl named Ellie who, ever since she wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash at her fifth birthday party, has been bullied about her weight. 
    At our first book club meeting, we had the incredible fortune of having a zoom call with the author of Starfish, Lisa Fipps, and after talking with her, I knew she would be a fantastic guest for the podcast. Starfish is based on experiences that Lisa had as a child, and she wrote this book because it is what she wished she had when she was a fat kid trying to cope with bullying. Lisa never told anyone what she was going through. She never reached out for help with the emotions: sadness, anger, shame and she never stood up for herself. 
    In a world where bullying is all too common, Starfish carries an incredible message that truly has the power to teach people, both young and old, about self-acceptance, compassion, and kindness to all. 
     
    About Lisa
    Lisa Fipps is a graduate of Ball State University, award-winning former journalist, current director of marketing for a public library (where she won the Sara Laughlin marketing award), and an author of middle-grade books. Starfish is her debut novel. She’s working on her next novel and several others. She currently lives in Indiana and lived in Texas. 
     
    Connect with Lisa 
    Website https://authorlisafipps.com
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorlisafipps/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authorlisafipps/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/AuthorLisaFipps

    • 40 min
    We Are Brave Together with Jessica Patay

    We Are Brave Together with Jessica Patay

    At just a few weeks old, Jessica Patay’s son Ryan was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome, and shortly after his diagnosis, Jessica received a call from a mentor mom from the Prader-Willi California Foundation. In that moment, she knew she was not alone. Along her journey, Jessica learned how important it is to have support from other moms with special-needs children, and in 2017, Jessica founded We Are Brave Together,  a non-profit organization that provides respite, community, inspiration, and mentoring for mothers caring for children of any age with disabilities, special needs, or other medical or mental health challenges. Jessica is passionate about serving and encouraging moms of special needs children everywhere and wants every mom to know “You are not alone.”
     
    About Jessica
    Jessica Patay is a mother, wife, and advocate/cheerleader for Special Needs Mothers.  She has been married to her husband, Chris, for 23 years and they reside in the Palos Verdes area of Southern California. They have two sons and a daughter, all teenagers.  Their second son, age 17, was born with a rare, medically complex genetic disorder, called Prader-Willi syndrome.
    Because Jessica is passionate about serving, mentoring, and inspiring other Special Needs Moms, she launched and leads a non-profit organization called We Are Brave Together.  WABT provides resources, respite, support groups, mentoring and inspiration for moms caring for children or adult children, any age, with any diagnosis, disability or challenge. She believes in the power of gathering to empower, strengthen and uplift moms in their unique, diverse and difficult journeys. WABT offers support groups, workshops, retreats and inspirational events.  (During this quarantine, WABT is offering Zoom Support Group meetings. Jessica Patay is the host of Brave Together podcast, which can be found on iTunes and Spotify.  
     
    Connect with Jessica
    Website https://www.wearebravetogether.com
    Podcast https://www.wearebravetogether.com/podcast.html
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wearebravetogether/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wearebravetogether
    Twitter https://twitter.com/wearebravemoms

    • 39 min
    Reimagining Menopause with Jill Angelo of Gennev

    Reimagining Menopause with Jill Angelo of Gennev

    Approximately 25 million women go through Menopause each year and yet women aren’t prepared for it. They are embarrassed. They feel dismissed by their doctors, and they feel alone. As CEO and co-founder of Gennev, Jill Angelo is doing something about it. Gennev’s goal is to empower women to take control of their health in the second half of life. 
     
    Gennev is fundamentally re-imagining the way women manage menopause with telehealth, products and community. They’re changing the way women are supported in the workplace, and they;re influencing women’s health and menopause research with the hopes of finding promising new solutions.
     
    While this conversation is about menopause, it’s also about identifying a hole in the marketplace and delivering a solution to truly serve and empower women, and that’s innovation at its finest. So regardless of your gender or stage in life, this conversation is worth a listen. 
     
    About Jill
    Jill is the co-founder and CEO of Gennev whose mission is to empower every woman to take control of her life in menopause. Gennev is the first-ever telehealth provider and community for women in menopause. Jill has 20 years’ experience in the tech industry, primarily at Microsoft in executive roles such as Chief of Staff to the CMO, Director of Global Media, and Product Management for Emerging Markets. Jill is also a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Washington. Named as one of Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Top 100 Female Founders, Jill is a driving force for bringing effective health solutions to women in the most vibrant years of their lives.
     
    Connect With Jill
    Website https://gennev.com
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mygennev/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mygennev/
    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/gennev/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/mygennev/
    For employers https://gennev.com/workplace
    Email jill@gennev.com

    • 43 min

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