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May
2015

069 | StyleLikeU

Lily Mandelbaum and ElisaGoodkind are some of coolest women I’ve ever met and they’ve changed my perspective of style for the better and forever.They started StyleLikeU by blending their unique strengths and experiences to create my favorite website on the internet right now & favorite web series  What’s Underneath & SOON their full length documentary filmStyleLikeU is a multimedia platform that honors individuals with authentic personal style. Elisa and Lily decided to combat fashion’s top-down ideology that you need to be “on trend” in order to be “in fashion” and that you need to change yourself physically in order to be beautiful. Together they are reconstructing fashion by highlighting genuine individuals who, as a collective, embody a culture where people are honored for their differences and connected through personal, universal truths. With each post, Elisa and Lily they are extremely aspirational and inclusive, proving that fashion is a symbol of consciousness and confidence. They are changing people’s perception of fashion including my own by showing the world that true fashion can’t be reduced to a trend, price tag, or air-brushed photograph. True fashion is the foundation for one’s identity.Screen Shot 2014-01-01 at 3.37.44 PM

LINKS WE MENTION:

Notes from the show:
-Support the show & try audible for a free audiobook!
-Get on my email list to get the latest episode to your inbox & the free”Wellness Wonderland Quick Start Guide” 
-Please live an iTunes review (must launch the application) & win a book!
-email me if you have questions on her program, my story or anything.
-What’s Underneath project
-StyleLikeU Kickstarter about their upcoming full length movie What’sUnderneath
-Elisa on What’s Underneath
-Lily on What’s Underneath 

-StyleLikeU’s Website| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

My favorite lines & nuggets of wisdom: YEP THEY’RE TWEETABLES…Just click right on ‘em!

“We’re meant to tell our stories.” 

“I can envy my 20 lbs lighter self but I know what went into that & I know this body is who I am.” Lily

“Getting dressed can take me a minute or an hour based on how authentic I’m feeling that day.” Elisa 

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Like the show? Leave a comment or question for me or our guest below. Also, it would be awesome if you could leave an iTunes review when you have a second too (just launch the iTunes application to get it to work).

20
May
2015

How To Start A Podcast & Follow-Though On Ideas

I’m way more of an idea person and lack when it comes to action and execution. But I have followed through on a few things and in this video I share my top tips to stop perfectionism from keeping you stuck and how to actually take action on your dreams, goals, and good ideas. I explain how I started my podcast and how I was able to get some pretty neat guests to come on the show even in the very first season.

I give two of my favorite quotes of all time in this video and if you like them. Tweet ‘em out. 

“When the time is on you start & the pressure will be off.” #YogiBhajan 

“We are what we pretend to be so be careful what you pretend to be.” #KurtVonnegut

13
May
2015

068 | Alicia Overton and Audrey Smith, Holistic Skincare

portraits-meet-usAlicia Overton and Audrey Smith are some of coolest women I’ve met and I’m so happy to connect with them, wow. They started Imbibe Skincare with an inspired idea to bring conscious, fresh, enlivened skin care products to women and men looking for a healthy alternative to chemicals, dyes and synthetic ingredients. They believe that what your put on your skin is as important as what you put into your mouth. As I’ve shared on the blog, I’ve struggled with my skin a lot over the years and 3 years ago when I was really struggling again I decided I didn’t want to go back on a pill to clear it but rather use the holistic remedies I desperately wanted to work. I became a seeker on a journey to discover something that would work for me, it look a long time but eventually found making my own oil based products worked for my skin, but I missed the girly spa-like quality to trying new beauty products–then I found Imbibe this year. And basically the rest is history. I’m obsessed, so much so I had to have the brains behind the brand on my podcast.

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LINKS WE MENTION:

Notes from the show:
-Support the show & try Imbibe use the code: “wellnesswonderland” for 15% everything
-Get on my email list to get the “Wellness Wonderland Quick Start Guide” 
-Please live an iTunes review (must launch the application) & win a book!
-email me if you have questions on her program, my story or anything.
-The two earlier episodes from season 1 I mentioned about acne:
Episode 013 – Tracy Raftl 
Episode 037-Fran Kerr

-Imbibe’s Website| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

My favorite lines & nuggets of wisdom: YEP THEY’RE TWEETABLES…Just click right on ‘em!

“Every photo you see on our website is someone using our products.” 

“I’m not just washing my face, I’m having a sensory experience.”

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Like the show? Leave a comment or question for me or our guest below. Also, it would be awesome if you could leave an iTunes review when you have a second too (just launch the iTunes application to get it to work).

8
May
2015

April 2015 Favorites // Gratitude {Video}

April was my birthday month & I actually shot this video on my birthday which was the last day of the month. Below I listed everything I shared in the video and linked it for you. If you have any questions let me know & let me know in the comments what you loved this month. oh and if you missed last month’s February video here’s that and March’s too. Also if you want to buy a book on Audible you can get one free if you go through this link! & you support the show! woot!

1. Hat 1- Madewell White Baseball Cap 
2. Hat 2- The Slap use the code “katie” for 15% off
3. Hat 3- American Apparel Floppy Hat 
4. Air Ferns (similar)
5. My Ukulele 
6. Mandala Coloring  + fav coloring pencils 
7. Books that I listened to on Audible (get your FREE audiobook if you click this link)
 #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso  
& The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

4
May
2015

May Meanderings.

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11174815_716961878409565_1435156734253458993_nNew month means Monthly Meanderings in Wonderland. If you’re new to WW-land, Monthly Meanderings are things th10985868_716032448502508_7465497866190952848_nat have genuinely inspired or intrigued me around the web over the past month. Comment below what is inspiring you around the internet lately. Have an fun meandering  the internet until I see you back here for a new post. Until then keep in touch with me on Facebook & Instagram (above are some Insta-glimpses into my past week or so) until we meet back here in WW-land next week (or sooner).

-Have you gotten the quick start guide to WWLand yet? If you like Monthly Meanderings your LOVE this, trust me.

-Did you listen to the most recent WWRadio episode with Stefani Ruper? It was one of my favs yet.
New episode coming to you in a week or two but for now here’s the archive to re-listen to your fav episodes or catch up.

-My thoughts on TV as a spiritual practice.  (part 2)

-An article my favorite author Dani Shapiro wrote that I love.  This line I mean…
“The gratification we memoirists do experience is infinitely deeper and more bittersweet. It is the complicated, abiding pleasure, to paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, of finding the universal thread that connects us to the rest of humanity, and, by doing so, turns our small, personal sorrows and individual tragedies into art.”

-My friend and one of my favorite podcast guests Julie Piatt and her husband Rich Roll’s new cookbook came out and I’m loving it so much. I just love them.

-My friend Laura sent this to me. “..keeping a journal is important, even if you’re not a writer.” yep.

-Article I enjoyed about goal setting. You’ll probs like it too.

-My work day hacks to stay high vibing throughout the work day. 

-The man behind Big Bird is 81 and this NPR story my friend Sacha sent me is amazing. 

-“Nothing any good isn’t hard,” F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted in his letter of advice on writing to his fifteen-year-old daughter upon her enrollment in high school. Read this article where another one of my favorite authors shares about writing.

-Why intuitive eating is complicated, here’s how to do it right.

-Another really great article from Isabel about emotional eating. 

-Moral Bucket List, great article one of my students sent me.

-My weekend with Simi in the form of a blog post!

-Dig deep and fly higher with my buddy Heather! 

-Hehehe! This was funny!

-What to do when you’re “feeling fat”? aka having a bad body image day. Read this.

-Favorite interview with Lena Dunham 

-One of the funniest graduation speeches ever. So great.

-This message is beautiful from my idol Elizabeth Gilbert (video quality, not great, message awesome).

-This quote from Elizabeth Gilbert’s husband is everything. So romantic and perfect.

-Last but not least I’m hosting this rad sleepover with my friend Elle! Sign up and come!

I’m really into my Friend Jordan Bach‘s playlist this month so listen to this while you meander today and who knows you might just want to stand up and dance. Listen here.

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