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Are you craving Best Life, minus the Burnout… constantly striving for more, and quite frankly — F’n over it? Want more happiness, peace, and purpose… NOW? Well then LET’S. GO. From Emmy Award Winning TV host Zuri Hall comes ‘Hot Happy Mess’ — your new go-to podcast for mindfully ambitious Millennial women. It’s the same fun, down-to-earth vibes that Zuri’s known for during her candid red carpet interviews + celebrity sit-downs (on MTV, E! News, and now Access Hollywood)... but this show is all about the most important VIP of your life: YOU. And it’s time to own it!This podcast will help you take it all a little less seriously, and find your magic in the middle of life’s messes. No more putting off your living for tomorrow.Self-Care. Relationships. Mental Wellness. New Motherhood. Team No Kids. Career Wins (and Fails). Social Media. Real stories from real, amazing everyday women. We’re covering it all. Our North Star is ‘Happy’ and it’s not an end destination — it’s a state of being, during the entire journey of our lives. Wine (and tequila, and vodka, and whiskey… and pretty much everything else) will be spilled. The occasional f*bomb will be dropped. Laughs (and a few tears) will be shed. Messes will be made… but we’ll find our magic, in the middle of them. Together. New episodes every Monday!Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 326 Ratings

Are you craving Best Life, minus the Burnout… constantly striving for more, and quite frankly — F’n over it? Want more happiness, peace, and purpose… NOW? Well then LET’S. GO. From Emmy Award Winning TV host Zuri Hall comes ‘Hot Happy Mess’ — your new go-to podcast for mindfully ambitious Millennial women. It’s the same fun, down-to-earth vibes that Zuri’s known for during her candid red carpet interviews + celebrity sit-downs (on MTV, E! News, and now Access Hollywood)... but this show is all about the most important VIP of your life: YOU. And it’s time to own it!This podcast will help you take it all a little less seriously, and find your magic in the middle of life’s messes. No more putting off your living for tomorrow.Self-Care. Relationships. Mental Wellness. New Motherhood. Team No Kids. Career Wins (and Fails). Social Media. Real stories from real, amazing everyday women. We’re covering it all. Our North Star is ‘Happy’ and it’s not an end destination — it’s a state of being, during the entire journey of our lives. Wine (and tequila, and vodka, and whiskey… and pretty much everything else) will be spilled. The occasional f*bomb will be dropped. Laughs (and a few tears) will be shed. Messes will be made… but we’ll find our magic, in the middle of them. Together. New episodes every Monday!Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.

    Here’s How to Use Astrology for Happiness, Love, Success, and Wellness with Mecca Woods

    Here’s How to Use Astrology for Happiness, Love, Success, and Wellness with Mecca Woods

    Capricorn, Aquarius, Gemini, Cancer, oh! In today’s episode, Zuri is joined by astrologer and author, Mecca Woods, who is breaking down romantic compatibility for the zodiac signs, how each sign can best protect their peace for ultimate mental wellness, and how each sign can improve their relationships with family and friends!

    Join us for a deep dive into the celestial as Mecca explains the importance of Saturn’s Return, planet alignments, and why it's not too late for a ‘new year, new me’ refresh. Mecca, shares her forecast for Summer 2022, if your little three is more important than your big three, and why astrologers are always talking about houses?!

    If birth charts, rising signs, and retrogrades have you intrigued but you don’t know where to start, this episode is for you. Tune in and join Zuri and Mecca to find out what’s in the stars for you?!

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Don’t forget to hit up hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group! 

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    ICYMI: Episode 62: How to Cultivate Unconditional Self Worth
    ICYMI: Episode 61: How To Authentically Make (and KEEP) Friends as an Adult
    ICYMI: Episode 40: Got Peace? The Six Types of Boundaries to Reclaim Yourself
    ICYMI: Episode 38: Unlock The Secrets to Your Personality, Emotions, and Relationships through Enneagrams
    ICYMI: Episode 37: What’s in the Stars for You? Self-Discovery Through Astrology & The Zodiac with Mecca Woods
    Episode 1: How to Be Happy (But Also WTF Do I Know)

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    • 48 min
    How to Build Your Confidence and Become That Girl with Achieng Agutu

    How to Build Your Confidence and Become That Girl with Achieng Agutu

    Babes, the tantalizing queen Achieng Agutu joins Zuri for a refreshing, joyous, and vulnerable conversation on how she lost herself after a bad breakup and why choosing herself was the best decision ever made. Achieng gets emotional as she shares about her journey to becoming her unapologetic self,  why her therapist is her homegirl, and her special tips on how to actually build confidence!

    Stay tuned as Achieng shares the #1 tool to bypass imposter syndrome, why she loathes being called bold (treat her, like you treat Queen Bey!), and why she’s done being resilient and ready to step into her Soft Girl Era. 

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Don’t forget to hit up hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group! 

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    ICYMI: Episode 3: Self Love is Sexy AF
    ICYMI: Episode 2: Comparison Can Steal Your Joy (But This Will Fix It)

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    • 49 min
    Web 3.0, NFTs, The Metaverse, and WTF Does It All Mean with Melissa Henderson

    Web 3.0, NFTs, The Metaverse, and WTF Does It All Mean with Melissa Henderson

    Are you ready to step into the future? In this week's episode, Zuri is chatting with digital media executive Melissa Henderson and deep-diving a bit deeper into the crypto of it all. Melissa is breaking down what exactly NFTs are (and why you should care), why Web 3.0 is the future of the internet, and just how the metaverse works. Melissa also shares why Black women & WOC should be pivoting into the crypto space, potential career opportunities (without tech skills!), and how we can buy our first NFT. 

    It's so good, and we don't want you to miss a thing, so grab a pen/notepad because Melissa is dropping all the decentralized gems!

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Don’t forget to hit up hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group! 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to Cultivate Unconditional Self Worth Outside of Sex, Your Career, and Toxic Relationships with Dr. Adia Gooden

    How to Cultivate Unconditional Self Worth Outside of Sex, Your Career, and Toxic Relationships with Dr. Adia Gooden

    Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time. This week, Zuri sits down with Dr. Adia Gooden, a licensed clinical psychologist, for a fantastic conversation on how we can cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth outside of our career ambitions and our romantic and platonic relationships. They explore how we can show up for ourselves by reinforcing our boundaries, speaking up for ourselves (including in the bedroom), and the ultimate key to creating a healthy romantic relationship. 

    Dr. Adia also shares her personal story of contracting an STD while in college, how that experience rocked her sense of self-worth, how self-forgiveness freed her from shame, and how it can free you. 

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Don’t forget to hit up hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!

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    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 17: ...Are You in a Toxic Relationship?
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 12: The Best Sex Ever Episode (What You’ve Been to Shy to Ask!!)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 10: ...I Have Commitment Issues, Let's Chat, Attachment Styles
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 9.5: The Craziest Single Years Sh#t We've Ever Done
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 9: ...How to Be Single & (Not Just Pretend to) Love It
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 3: Self Love is Sexy AF 

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    • 55 min
    61: How To Authentically Make (and KEEP) Friends as an Adult with Danielle Bayard Jackson

    61: How To Authentically Make (and KEEP) Friends as an Adult with Danielle Bayard Jackson

    Moved to a new city? Searching for mom friends? Need a brunch, bestie? We got you! This week, Zuri is joined by Danielle Bayard Jackson, a certified friendship coach, and she’s sharing her expert tips on how women can make friends (and how to keep them!) They also explore what it means to be a low-maintenance friend, can you have more than one BFF,  and how to break up with your toxic friend (plus what are the red flags!). 

    Stay tuned as Z shares how her ten-year friendship began from slidin’ in the DM! And Danielle shares her fave apps for making friends and why it's okay to have different friends for different seasons!

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Don’t forget to hit up hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!

    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:


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    ICYMI: Listen to 58: A Beginners Guide to Crypto 


    ICYMI: Listen to 55: Dating Red Flags. One Night Stands. And Keeping Secrets from Your Man


    ICYMI: Listen to 36: How To Make Friends in Your 30s, Balancing Wellness Within Your Relationships, and Do We Have To Love Our Bodies?


    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 17: ...Are You in a Toxic Relationship?


    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 10: ...I Have Commitment Issues, Let's Chat, Attachment Styles


    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 3: Self Love is Sexy AF

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    • 57 min
    60: Girl Talk Unfiltered: F*ck Boys, Friends With Benefits, Situationships… Oh My!!!

    60: Girl Talk Unfiltered: F*ck Boys, Friends With Benefits, Situationships… Oh My!!!

    Gorgeous, gorgeous girls, do NOT date F*CK Boys! Zuri’s back at it again with her girls from the Group Chat (Ashlee and Cleo) for an honest convo about sex and relationships. They’re sharing their personal stories on how to tell if he’s a f*ck boy and the red flags to watch out for! They break down the difference between situationships and friends with benefits (and what are the rules?!), and how to avoid catching feelings for your f*ck buddy!

    Listen for the laughs and tips as they share if they’d rather be dominated, the perks of walking home naked,  and  *someone* shares what happened when another girl showed up at her f*ck buddys’ house! 

    If you’re ready for a good time, hit play and get ready for a hilariously honest convo with Z and her close friends!

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Don’t forget to hit up hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!

    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
    ICYMI: Listen to 58: A Beginners Guide to Crypto 
    ICYMI: Listen to 55: Dating Red Flags. One Night Stands. And Keeping Secrets from Your Man
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 17: ...Are You in a Toxic Relationship?
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 12: The Best Sex Ever Episode (What You’ve Been to Shy to Ask!!)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 10: ...I Have Commitment Issues, Let's Chat, Attachment Styles
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 9.5: The Craziest Single Years Sh#t We've Ever Done
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 9: ...How to Be Single & (Not Just Pretend to) Love It
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 3: Self Love is Sexy AF 

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
326 Ratings

326 Ratings

Deganit ,

✨🙌🏽✨

Zuri is a prolific journalist! The expertise of her guests vary from finance to fitness and they’re all wonderful and it’s all relevant! Each episode is so uplifting, fun and *helpful!* I’ve learned so much in a way that’s easily digestible and applicable. Zuri is excellent at commanding the energy in a way that elevated her guests and her audience. She’s serving medicine wrapped up in what feels like a friendly, cozy chat with a bestie. A true masterpiece!

@omo.lara__ ,

What an amazing way to fulfill my time ! So grateful 🌞

This podcast is so captivating and driven by topics with real substance. I’ve found my history with podcasts to be strenuous & not finding something to really capture my attention as i fulfill other tasks, but this! isn’t that . THIS ! makes me put my things down and soak in all of the beauty of this podcast. Amazing🌞 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

jeraldinem ,

Everything you need to hear! 💕

I really like listening to this podcast as I can definitely relate to all of the topics Zuri and her guests discuss. I feel like she asks the questions that I’m wanting to ask but just don’t know how. The group chat stories are not to be missed as well.

@jeraldinem_

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