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Life is filled with shoulds: Why should I have children? Why should I get married? Why should I be happy? This is where women have real conversations about the shoulds in life and give ourselves permission to ask, “Why should I?” Join the conversation.

Why Should I?: A Podcast for Women Holly Ybarrola

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 125 Ratings

Life is filled with shoulds: Why should I have children? Why should I get married? Why should I be happy? This is where women have real conversations about the shoulds in life and give ourselves permission to ask, “Why should I?” Join the conversation.

    Ep 78 Why Should I Protect My Finances During a Pandemic? with Tess Wicks

    Ep 78 Why Should I Protect My Finances During a Pandemic? with Tess Wicks

    Joining the conversation is Tess Wicks, finance expert and creator of Wander Wealthy.  In this episode, Tess addresses the global pandemic and financial crisis, as well as how we can protect ourselves financially in the current climate.
    Tess Wicks is a business coach and creator of Wander Wealthy, a website and podcast that guides online money coaches to build their booked-out coaching businesses.  Tess spent four years creating content and coaching individuals and entrepreneurs around their personal finances. She believes the world needs more money coaches and is now on a mission to bring more of them into the world.  You can find Tess at wanderwealthy.com and on Instagram @tess_wicks.
    Be sure to check out our two other conversations with Tess on the podcast!  
    Episode 24: “Why Should I Invest?”
    Episode 39: “Why Should I Control Mindless Spending?”
    For show notes and additional information on our guest, please visit whyshouldipodcast.com.

    • 54 min
    Ep 77 Why Should I Address My Mental Health During a Pandemic? with Whitney Russell

    Ep 77 Why Should I Address My Mental Health During a Pandemic? with Whitney Russell

    “Even before all of this, our world was kind of going through this compassion epidemic.  And if we’re going to be able to be in this together, we have to have compassion for ourselves and each other.  None of us have the answers and a lot of us are going to get the majority of things wrong right now, and that’s okay.”
    Joining the conversation is Whitney Russell, founder of Brave Haven Counseling and Co-Host of Real Messy Real Happy Podcast.  In this episode, Whitney addresses mental health during a pandemic.  She discusses the importance of compassion, grieving our old normal as we continue to adjust to our new normal, feelings of guilt, pandemic diet culture, parenting, and so much more.
    Whitney Russell is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor, and the founder of Brave Haven Counseling.  She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas.  She and Casey Bonano co-host Real Messy Real Happy Podcast.  You can find her at bravehavencounseling.com and on Instagram @whitneylpc.
    For show notes and additional information on our guest, please visit whyshouldipodcast.com.

    • 59 min
    Ep 76 Why Should I Live Minimal-ish? with Desirae Endres

    Ep 76 Why Should I Live Minimal-ish? with Desirae Endres

    “Minimal-ish living is intentional living and taking steps toward the life that you want to be living by cutting out the excess.”
    Joining the conversation is Desirae Endres, creator and host of the hit podcast Minimal-ish.  In this episode, Desirae explains her personal experience with minimalism, how to incorporate a minimalist lifestyle that is approachable, the benefits of clearing out the clutter, and why waking up earlier leads to more opportunities for gratitude.
    Desirae Endres is the podcast host of Minimal-ish, where she speaks with guests about topics such as minimalism, motherhood, and intentional living.  You can find her at desiraeendres.com and on Instagram @desirae.endres.
    For show notes and additional information on our guest, please visit whyshouldipodcast.com.

    • 45 min
    Ep 75 Why Should I Hold Onto Negative Experiences? with Annie Chang

    Ep 75 Why Should I Hold Onto Negative Experiences? with Annie Chang

    “I always think of negative experiences as a situation...if you look at it as a situation, there is always a way out.  It’s a matter of whether or not you let your emotions dictate your response to it.”
    Joining the conversation is Olea and Fig Co-Founder Annie Chang.  Having studied chemical engineering and business, she began her career in Silicon Valley in marketing and business development in tech.  After experiencing burnout, moments of injustice, and facing some pretty big “shoulds”, she realized she needed to make a serious pivot and build a career and life that allowed for more creativity and fulfillment.  Annie discusses some of the negative experiences she holds onto and why, the difference between holding onto negative experiences and negative emotions, and how we can turn negative experiences into power.
    Annie Chang and her sister Terrie Chang are the co-founders of Olea and Fig, where they help driven women entrepreneurs build their brand, business strategy, and marketing plan.  You can find them at oleaandfig.com and on Instagram @oleaandfig.
    For show notes and additional information on our guest, please visit whyshouldipodcast.com.

    • 56 min
    Ep 74 Why Should I Seek Postpartum Health Care? with Dr. Ashley Plowman of New Mom Guru

    Ep 74 Why Should I Seek Postpartum Health Care? with Dr. Ashley Plowman of New Mom Guru

    “You are peeing your pants when you laugh--that’s embarrassing!  It’s innately something you try to hide until you finally reach the stage in your life when your friends are also mothers and then you just kind of laugh about it.  It’s such a huge misconception that because something is common it’s normal--it’s not normal.”
    Joining the conversation is Pelvic Floor Specialist and Founder of New Mom Guru, Dr. Ashley Plowman.  After the birth of her two daughters and realizing how few resources exist for new moms and postpartum care, she created New Mom Guru to provide busy moms with the care they need virtually, including physical therapy, counseling, dietary services, and so much more.  In this episode, Ashley explains the purpose of pelvic floor physical therapy, the importance of postpartum health care, and provides information women need to become their own health advocate.
    Dr. Ashley Plowman is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Founder and CEO of New Mom Guru.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, she is now also virtually treating most general physical therapy needs.  You can find her at newmomguru.com and on Instagram @newmomguru. Be sure to check out the newest programs offered on New Mom Guru: SMART and PREP.  Use code “WHYSHOULDI” for 10% off services and offerings on newmomguru.com.
    For show notes and additional information on our guest, please visit whyshouldipodcast.com.

    • 56 min
    Ep 73 Why Should I? Solo Episode: Checking In, Resources, and Changes

    Ep 73 Why Should I? Solo Episode: Checking In, Resources, and Changes

    In this solo episode, Holly draws from a decade of experience in education to provide advice on how to engage children in learning at home and additional educational resources.  She also highlights her favorite sources for at-home fitness, date night, and family activities and gives an update on future plans for the podcast.  
    For show notes and links to all sources referenced, please visit whyshouldipodcast.com.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Cam.Cunning ,

Authentic + Real

I don't even remember how I came across this podcast. I think Holly might have started following me on Instagram and I fell instantly in love with her. She is refreshingly authentic and real. She's not trying to become Insta-famous or some kind of social guru. She is delightfully honest with all things life. There is a reason why this podcast has a 5 out of 5 star rating... yes, friend, it is THAT good!

Murphyfal456 ,

A gem of a podcast!

I like to make myself a cup of earl grey and sit on the couch and listen to this podcast. This podcast gives me life.

rm3112 ,

Wonderful show and wonderful host

Amazing and inspiring podcast! Holly is wonderful and so kind and authentic. I was honored to speak on her show and learn so much for her speakers and from her!

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