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Untamed is a gift to the global sisterhood of wild women.

In the Untamed Podcast host Lu Uhrich interviews wise, inspiring, badass, soulful, innovative, creative, silly, powerful, honest, interesting and world changing women who are LIVING BEYOND LIMITS, breaking molds (and ceilings), defying odds, challenging stereotypes, promoting justice and living radiant, radical lives.

Together Lu and guests will take on topics that inform and activate listeners through lively conversation, curiosity and personal story telling. They’ll talk body image, weight stigma, racial inequality, gender, trauma, politics, social justice, rape culture, disordered eating, liberation, art and entertainment, intersectional feminism, spirituality, business, relationships, sex, self-care, parenting, friendship and SO MUCH MORE.

No matter who you are or how you identify, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

To listen, learn, live and laugh along with us.

UNASHAMED + ABSOLUTELY UNTAMED.

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Untamed is a gift to the global sisterhood of wild women.

In the Untamed Podcast host Lu Uhrich interviews wise, inspiring, badass, soulful, innovative, creative, silly, powerful, honest, interesting and world changing women who are LIVING BEYOND LIMITS, breaking molds (and ceilings), defying odds, challenging stereotypes, promoting justice and living radiant, radical lives.

Together Lu and guests will take on topics that inform and activate listeners through lively conversation, curiosity and personal story telling. They’ll talk body image, weight stigma, racial inequality, gender, trauma, politics, social justice, rape culture, disordered eating, liberation, art and entertainment, intersectional feminism, spirituality, business, relationships, sex, self-care, parenting, friendship and SO MUCH MORE.

No matter who you are or how you identify, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.

To listen, learn, live and laugh along with us.

UNASHAMED + ABSOLUTELY UNTAMED.

(For show notes and more go to untamedpodcast.com)

    UNTAMED 020: On Coming Out + I AM with Lauren Stamm

    UNTAMED 020: On Coming Out + I AM with Lauren Stamm

    Welcome to Episode 20 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Lauren Stamm.

    Lauren Stamm is the creator and songwriter of ‘I AM,’ a play with music. Throughout her own life experiences, Lauren consistently turned to music as a means of self expression and a source of healing. Discovering that the songs she had written over the course of nearly a decade told an important story, she created ‘I AM,’ which explores the parallel stories of two main characters struggling to find personal fulfillment and acceptance.

    Lauren currently resides in New York City, where she works as an onset teacher and tutor to young actors and continues to bring her creation, I AM, to life.



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    EPISODE DETAILS:

    2:12 Surprise! It’s a Guest Episode!

    3:16 Lu Answers a Listener Question

    5:40 How to Get the Bonus Episode

    10:20 Lauren’s Bio

    11:45 Lauren Introduces Herself

    12:49 Songwriting about Science

    15:35 Lauren’s Thoughts on Music

    18:00 Musical or a Play with Music?

    20:35 All About I AM

    23:20 Lauren’s Personal Connection to the Characters

    32:30 Conservatism + Coming Out

    38:20 I AM is for Everyone!

    42:45 Why Adoption is a Part of the Story

    45:35 Lauren Explains the Title, I AM

    48:25 Lauren’s Advice on Self Discovery + Being Supportive

    58:00 The Evolution of I AM

    61:21 Kickstarter + What Comes Next

    64:48 About the Art + Animation

    68:35 Lauren Shares the Rewards + Hardships of Creating I AM

    73:30 How to Learn More about I AM + Stay Connected to Lauren

    75:15 Lauren Answers the Untamed Closing Questions

    86:40 One Word UN Words



     

    RELATED LINKS:

    Lauren’s Natural Disaster Song Series



     

    CONNECT WITH LAUREN:

    Kickstarter

    Instagram

    PODCAST CREDITS:

    Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.

    Photography by Sam Interrante

    Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    UNTAMED 19: On Beautiful Me + For Black Girls with Ruby Taylor

    UNTAMED 19: On Beautiful Me + For Black Girls with Ruby Taylor

    Welcome to Episode 19 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Ruby Taylor.

    Ruby is a healer, social worker, filmmaker, and seed planter. Following a significant medical event that prevented her from continuing her work in the field of mental health, Ruby decided to change the world through film and advocacy.

    Ruby’s first documentary, Mad Believer, explored the murder of her older brother and her anger towards God. This film has been screened at various venues including the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the Cape Fear Film Festival, the Lancaster Area Film Festival, and the Urban Philadelphia Film Festival. Her most recent documentary is the award winning Beautiful Me, an exploration of Black girls’ beauty through painted portraits by Atlanta based artist Shanequa Gay. This film has been recognized as the Best Documentary in the Princeton Independent Film festival and Best in Show at the Reading Film Festival.

    In addition to her film creations, Ruby is the author of four books entitled Confidence to Greatness for Teenage Girls, No More Goodbyes-What The Bible Say’s About Winning In Grief, Good Grief Bear, and Aunt Ruby, Do I Look Like God?

    Ruby is a graduate of Virginia Union University, and Howard University School of Social Work. She is originally from The Bronx, NY and currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

    Her next mission is to spread the truth and call to love no matter a persons gender or sexuality. In June 2018 she will release her latest book on that topic entitled,  The Book of SunShine.



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    EPISODE DETAILS:

    3:50 Next Episode Marks the End of Season 1 – STAY CONNECTED!

    5:00 I’m Answering Your Questions on Episode 20

    6:26 Rate, Review + Share Please!

    7:40 Ruby’s Bio

    9:47 Ruby Introduces Herself

    11:33 Ruby Describes For Black Girls

    13:37 About That Dove Commercial

    16:20 The Story Behind For Black Girls

    20:20 Commissioning Art to Celebrate Black Girl Beauty

    23:22 The Documentary: Beautiful Me

    25:05 The Importance of Celebrating Black Girls’/Women’s Beauty

    29:00 Stereotypes and Oppression

    33:30 Ruby Reads Her Poem: I Celebrate My Black Beauty

    40:25 The Impact of Beautiful Me

    46:20 The Augusta Savage Day of Beauty

    48:40 What Beauty Means to Ruby

    52:24 How You Can Get Involved

    56:05 What’s Next for Ruby: Love is Love

    60:20 A Few (Lu) Thoughts on Religion/Spirituality/Humanity

    62:45 Ruby Answers the Untamed Closing Questions

    69:58 One Word UN Words

    71:15 How to Learn More about For Black Girls and Stay Connected with Ruby

    72:40 Some Closing Thoughts on Belief + Acceptance

     

    RELATED LINKS:

    Beautiful Me Trailer

    The Studio Museum in Harlem

    Dove Body Wash Ad – Times Article

    Gather Together In My Name by Maya Angelou

    Viola Davis’ “Classic Beauty” Response

    More About Augusta Savage

     

    CONNECT WITH RUBY:

    Website

    a href="https://twitter.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    UNTAMED 018: On Self-Compassion + Being Kind To You

    UNTAMED 018: On Self-Compassion + Being Kind To You

    Welcome to Episode 18 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Dr. Kristin Neff.

    Dr. Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," released by William Morrow, and the 6 CD audio set called “Self-Compassion Step by Step,” released by Sounds True.  In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically

    supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.  Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.



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    EPISODE DETAILS:

    3:30 Rate, Review and Share to Win a Free Session with Lu

    4:56 Dr. Neff’s Bio

    6:36 Dr. Neff Introduces Herself

    8:05 How Dr. Neff Discovered Self-Compassion

    10:39 The Definition of Self-Compassion and Its Elements

    14:01 Dr. Neff Explains Mindfulness and How it Relates to Self-Compassion

    16:34 Kindness Towards Oneself

    17:39 Why It’s Hard to Be Nice to Self

    20:55 The Mammalian Caregiving System

    24:00 Common Humanity and Cultural Ideals

    29:25 Control and Compassion

    33:11 Self-Compassion for Caregivers

    39:50 Underlying Beliefs

    42:18 Backdraft

    45:01 Blocks to Self-Compassion

    48:59 The Biology of Self-Compassion

    56:15 Dr. Neff Talks About Being an Untamed Woman

    58:46 How to Learn More and Stay Connected

     

    RELATED LINKS:

    Get the Free Video Series

    Self-Compassion, The Book

    The Horse Boy – Book

    The Horse Boy – DVD

    Self-Compassion Resources

    How Compassionate Are You?

    Dr. Neff’s Ted Talk

     

    CONNECT WITH DR. NEFF:

    Website

    Twitter

    Facebook

     

    PODCAST CREDITS:

    Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.

    Photography by Sam Interrante

    Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei

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    Thanks for listening to the Untamed Podcast.  I’d love to hear your feedback. Simply comment below, send me an email or reach out on social media:

    • 1 hr 2 min
    UNTAMED 017: On Microagressions + The I’m Tired Project with Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans

    UNTAMED 017: On Microagressions + The I’m Tired Project with Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans

    Welcome to Episode 17 of the Untamed Podcast with guests Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans of the I’m Tired Project.

    Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans are the founders of The I’m Tired Project, a project aiming to highlight the lasting impact of everyday microaggressions, assumptions and stereotypes. It was founded just a few short years ago, in 2015, while Paula and Harriet were studying at the University of Nottingham. Both Harriet and Paula now work in communications outside of their work with their project, and are based in Brighton and London, United Kingdom.



     

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    EPISODE DETAILS:

    2:24 Rate, Review and Share to Win a Free Session with Lu

    3:30 My Intro of Paula, Harriet and the I’m Tired Project

    4:59 Paula Introduces Herself and Tells Us How the Project Began

    5:39 Harriet and Paula Describe The I’m Tired Project

    8:00 Defining Microagressions

    10:27 Paula Shares Some Examples of Microagressions

    14:30 The Community Aspect of The I’m Tired Project

    17:27 Harriet Recalls the Birth of “I’m Tired”

    28:20 How the Project Gets Its Photos

    32:44 Who Isn’t Represented?

    40:49 Paula and Harriet Share What They’re Tired Of

    45:30 What’s Behind the Growth and Camaraderie of the Project

    52:41 Kids are Tired Too!

    58:48 What’s Next for The I’m Tired Project?

    62:15 Paula + Harriet Answer the Untamed Closing Questions

    82: 21 One Word UN Words

    83:48 How to Learn More about The I’m Tired Project and Stay Connected

     

    RELATED LINKS:

    Paula’s I’m Tired Photo

    Miscarriage Photo

    Glamour UK Instagram Power List

    Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

    Hunger by Roxane Gay

    Advocate Article on Nico Tortorella

    French Montana – Unforgettable

    Diane Abbott

    Jhene Aiko – The Worst

    Girl Boss

     

    CONNECT WITH THE I’M TIRED PROJECT:

    Website

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Facebook

     

    PODCAST CREDITS:

    Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.

    Photography by Sam Interrante

    Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei

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    Thanks for listening to the Untamed Podcast.  I’d love to hear your feedback. Simply comment below, send me an email or reach out on social media:

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    UNTAMED 016: On Diet Culture + Body Justice with Melissa Toler

    UNTAMED 016: On Diet Culture + Body Justice with Melissa Toler

    Welcome to Episode 16 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Melissa Toler.

    Melissa Toler is a speaker, writer and educator. Her goal is to help women make the connection between our culture’s oppressive beauty standards and our personal struggles with self-acceptance. She helps women unlearn the toxic messages and behaviors from lifelong dieting so that they can live free from obsession and self-loathing. Having a 25-year history with dieting herself, she knows personally what it means to be stuck in the diet-binge cycle. Melissa gave up the weight loss quest years ago and it was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. Now, she’s working in several capacities to help others do the same.



    Listen on:  ||  iTunes  ||  Stitcher  || Google Play  || YouTube ||

     

    EPISODE DETAILS:

    3:45 Share or Leave a Review and Win a Coaching Call with Me!

    5:34 Melissa’s Bio

    6:30 Melissa Introduces Herself

    8:00 Writing as Discovery

    9:10 On Not Being an Expert

    10:20 Melissa’s Transition from Selling Weight Loss

    18:00 What is “Health and Wellness?”

    20:48 Melissa’s Advice for Listeners Who Want to Ditch Diet Culture

    23:35 Body Image Struggles are a Collective Suffering

    27:30 Manufactured Insecurities

    30:40 The Trouble with Mainstream Body Positivity

    39:37 We’ve Been Taught to Pursue the Beauty Ideal

    41:20 Racism + Diet Culture

    43:35 An Example of BoPo and the White Male Gaze

    47:50 Melissa Answers the Untamed Closing Questions

    53:30 One Word UN Words

    55:24 How to Learn More about Melissa and Stay Connected

     

    RELATED LINKS:

    Read Audre Lorde

    Watch Queen Sugar

    Faithful by Meshell Nedegeocello

    Melissa’s Words on Health + Wellness

    My Favorite Quote from Melissa

     

    CONNECT WITH MELISSA:

    Website

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Facebook

     

    PODCAST CREDITS:

    Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.

    Photography by Sam Interrante

    Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei

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    Thanks for listening to the Untamed Podcast.  I’d love to hear your feedback. Simply comment below, send me an email or reach out on social media:

    Instagram

    Twitter

    Facebook

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    • 57 min
    UNTAMED 015: On Cannabis + Sisters of the Valley with Sister Kate

    UNTAMED 015: On Cannabis + Sisters of the Valley with Sister Kate

    Welcome to Episode 15 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Sister Kate of Sisters of the Valley.

    Sister Kate graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Business Education. She spent the first decade of her career working in project management in the credit card industry and the newly de-regulated telecom industry, before beginning her own consulting firm and embarking on a journey that took her, as an analyst, into a specialization in newly de-regulating industries. She consulted globally helping clients open for business in countries such as Canada, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

    Later, Sister Kate moved to California after some major life changes that made it impractical to continue in her international consulting career. So, she looked to California’s newest and most interesting de-regulating market: the cannabis industry. She founded a non-profit cannabis collective in the Fall of 2009 and opened for business in 2010. After three years of serving local terminal patients, and developing teas and tinctures for the express reason of avoiding potential injuries incurred by sick and dying patients who were learning to use cannabis paraphernalia, she decided to close her original cannabis business and focused on developing a product line that would reach even more people. During the Harvest Moon of 2014, Sister Kate developed her first line of products for the Sisters of the Valley.

    Sisters of the Valley is an organization based in California’s Central Valley that is built on the tenants of spirituality, service and activism. Their fundamental mission is to get plant-based medicine into the hands of those in need – and to do that in a responsible and sustainable manner. The Sisters of the Valley, affectionately called the “Weed Nuns” by many, have recently gone viral. But, just in case you haven’t caught them in a video or a publication yet – this episode serves as the perfect introduction.



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    EPISODE DETAILS:

    2:55 Share or Leave a Review and Win a Coaching Call with Me!

    6:10 Sister Kate’s Bio

    8:55 Sister Kate Introduces Herself and Sisters of the Valley

    9:54 My Personal Interest in CBD

    10:50 Sister Kate Brings the Wisdom and the Generosity

    12:10 The Barriers Faced by the Medical Community in Working with Cannabis

    14:25 The Story Behind Sisters of the Valley

    19:45 Cults, Hags and Beguines

    22:45 The Vows

    25:05 The Trouble with Institutionalized Religion

    28:50 Preventing Hero Worship, Prayer, Meditation and Evolving Together

    32:50 The Connection Between The Degradation of Women, The Planet and Cannabis

    35:40 The “War on Weed” was Rooted in Racism

    39:08 Pot, Politics and the Personal (Not-So-Private) Library

    43:04 Cannabis and Health

    49:10 Cannabis is a Smarty Pants

    51:20 Confronting the Stigma

    53:45 Changing the Law, Synthetic THC and Reparations

    62:55 What’s Ahead for Sisters of the Valley

    65:00 About the Brothers

    70:00 Sister Kate Answers the Untamed Closing Questions

    76:28 One Word UN Words

    79:00 How to Learn More about Sisters of the Valley and Stay Connected with Sister Kate

     

    RELATED LINKS:

    Wholesale Site

    Personal Not-So-Private Library

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    • 1 hr 21 min

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