Pursuit of Wellness
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Ep #76 In today’s episode, I get intimate and vulnerable with Sami + Sami, the dynamic duo behind the brand “form” and co-hosts of the Transform podcast. They share their unique journey from the inception of their joint business venture to blending friendship with professionalism. We talk about the art of communication, navigating difficult conversations, and the importance of transparency in their partnership. Sami B. opens up about her personal weight loss journey, shedding light on the realities of embracing weightlifting and debunking the myth of quick fixes in fitness. Meanwhile, Sami C. opens up about her introduction to fitness, the struggle of identifying one's purpose, and how the podcast has influenced their personal lives and perspectives. The conversation further explores the challenge of dealing with differing opinions in the health and wellness industry, the significance of self-compassion through various life stages, and the healing power of sharing personal stories. Both Sami B. and Sami C. discuss their individual paths to mental well-being, the importance of setting boundaries, and how embracing the messiness of growth leads to true wellness. This episode promises a heartfelt look into personal transformation, the strength of friendship, and the continuous journey towards wellness. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Sami C.’s instagram click here! For Sam B.’s instagram click here! For the Transform podcast click here! For Transform’s instagram click here! For form’s instagram click here! Sponsored by: Right now, Chomps is offering our listeners 20% off your first order and free shipping when you go to Chomps.com/POW Get 40% off your first order of Sundays. Go to sundaysfordogs.com/POW or use code POW at checkout. Seed Oil Scout is available globally for iOS and Android, download at seedoilscout.com/pow today! Topics Discussed: 02:36 - Introduction to Sami + Sami, founders of form and cohosts of Transform 04:18 - The beginning of Sami + Sami 08:50 - Mixing friends and work 16:34 - Communication and having hard conversations 21:48 - Sami B’s Weight Loss Journey 32:41 - Lifting Weights 36:08 - No quick fix 38:13 - Sami C’s intro to fitness 47:15 - Not knowing your purpose 49:41 - Impact of podcast on personal life 54:11 - Navigating different opinions in the health and wellness space 58:20 - Compassion for all versions of yourself 01:04:40 - Sami B’s healing and journey of grief 01:09:38 - Positive impact of podcasts and sharing your journey 01:15:06 - Sami C’s mental journey and setting boundaries 01:24:22 - Growth comes from messy versions of yourself 01:30:20 - Wellness to Sami B is prioritizing and loving herself 01:30:58 - Wellness to Sami C is a way of living
Ep #75 In this solo episode, I share top strategies for sustaining weight loss and nurturing a lifelong dedication to health and fitness. I'll offer insights on diet, activity, routine, and the value of a supportive community. You'll learn about the benefits of a high-protein diet and finding healthy sweet treats, among other practical dietary tips. Tune in to discover how to implement these changes in your life for lasting health improvements. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! Sponsored by: - Use code POW15 at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. 1 time use only. - Visit BetterHelp.com/POW today to get 10% off your first month. Show Links: Paleo Valley Meat Sticks Dr. Gabriella Lyon Episode Topics Discussed: 00:30 - How to keep the weight off 02:03 - Fitness is a lifetime journey 04:16 - High protein 08:29 - Incorporate fats 09:11 - Finding a healthy sweet treat 10:19 - Bring your water everywhere with you 14:49 - Don’t leave the house hungry 16:34 - Stay active 18:04 - Allow for flexibility in your lifestyle 20:05 - Keep fitness and health fun 21:33 - Stay strong against outside judgments 24:05 - Find people who match your values 25:00 - Educate yourself around nutrition and fitness 26:49 - Use your calendar to plan out your goals
Ep #74 Muscle isn't just for bodybuilders; it's the cornerstone of a healthy life. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon joins me to chat about muscle-centric medicine and its profound impact on weight management and longevity. Dr. Lyon's shares her journey, where she challenges traditional weight loss paradigms with a refreshing focus on muscle health. We dive into the connection between muscle mass and brain health, debunk myths about plant-based diets, and navigate the controversial world of protein intake for various life stages. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Dr. Lyon’s instagram click here! For Dr. Lyon’s book Forever Strong click here! Show Links: White Oak Pastures Simon Hill Episode Paul Saladino Episode Paleo Valley Meat Sticks Forever Strong: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well Sponsored By: Bite is offering our listeners 20% off your first order. Go to trybite.com/POW or use code POW at checkout to claim this deal If you want to get on my daily routine, you can get 30 days free of Open by visiting withopen.com/POW Get 15% off your first purchase at kosterina.com with code POW
Ep. #73 Today is an intimate discussion with the lovely Fiona Attix in our Austin studio. We discuss the intersection of fitness, friendships, love languages, and boundaries. We jump straight into maintaining and nurturing both new and existing relationships and then finish the episode by answering your personal questions surrounding topics like Ozempic, weight loss, and love for Ausitn’s vibrant lifestyle. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Fiona’s instagram click here! Show Links: Strength App Branch Basics - use code POW Sponsored By: Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/POW Use code POW at Naturalcycles.com to get 15% off an annual subscription + a free thermometer Topics Discussed: 01:13 - Discussing Relationships 03:08 - New workout routines in Austin 15:15 - Gen Z Terminology 18:10 - Fi’s Relationship Tip #1 22:18 - Mari’s Relationship Tip #1 29:42 - Fi Relationship Tip #2 32:02 - Mari Relationship Tip #2 38:24 - Who is Ozempic good for? 43:42 - Advice on yo-yoing weight 48:35 - Most exciting parts about Austin 51:18 - Laundry Detergent and Body Lotions
Ep. #72 In this episode, Roxie Nafousi, author and manifestation advocate, shares her journey from battling depression and addiction to discovering the power of manifesting and self-worth. Roxie discusses hitting rock bottom, the transformative role of yoga, and introduces her 7-step guide to living your best life. Roxie also explores the impact of motherhood on her healing, how to manifest multiple goals, and maintaining a positive mindset. She concludes with her personal take on wellness, emphasizing self-love and respect. Join us for an episode filled with actionable insights on personal transformation and living intentionally. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Roxie Nafousi Instagram click here! Show Links: Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life Transform Podcast Sponsored By: Visit Carawayhome.com/PURSUIT to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code POW, you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers! Vivobarefoot are offering 100-day trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with code POW for an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners. Topics Discussed: 02:45 - Introduction to Roxie Nafousi 03:44 - Lack of an emotionally safe environment, depression, low self-esteem, and drug addiction 06:17 - Yoga and hitting rock bottom 08:29 - Manifesting and self-worth 9:42 - You have to grow through what you’re going through 10:45 - manifesting out of self worth, taking responsibility 15:34 - Roxie’s 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life 16:59 - Step One: Be Clear in Your Vision 20:09 - Step Two: Remove Fear and Doubt 25:38 - Affirmations are a powerful tool 33:53 - Step Three: Aligning Your Behaviour 37:43 - Step Four: Overcome Tests From the Universe 41:11- Step Five: Embrace Gratitude Without Caveats 45:15 - Step Six: Turn Envy Into Inspiration 48:49 - Step Seven: Trust in the Universe 51:12 - Motherhood’s affect on Roxie’s healing journey 53:46 - Manifesting multiple goals at once 56:40 - Focusing your vision board 57:44 - Maintaining the Manifest mindset 01:00:53 - What Wellness means to Roxie
Ep. #71 I recently moved to Austin, Texas, and the experience has been a mix of challenges and discoveries, from integrating into a new community to adjusting my home life for both humans and pets. In this solo episode, I share insights into my journey, including the warm welcome from neighbors, and address your questions with honesty. I reflect on personal growth, using therapy, meditation, and gratitude to navigate this transition, while discussing topics like hair care, wellness tips, Bloom, social media engagement, and my road trip from LA to Austin. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! Sponsored By: Use code POW15 at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. 1 time use only. Visit clearstemskincare.com and use code POW for 15% off Show Links: Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life JW Pei handbag BY FAR handbags PEMF Mat How To Build Small Habits That Will Change Your Life Topics Discussed: 01:47 - Acclimating to Austin 04:28 - Why Austin? 07:22 - Non-pore clogging shampoo and conditioners 08:19 - POW Videos on YouTube and Instagram 13:44 - Seeking Validation 16:14 - Austin Home Progress 16:59 - Making New Friends 18:23 - Favorite Grocery Stores and Restaurants 19:21 - Favorite Affordable Handbag 19:50 - Bloom Updates 20:54 - Being a Woman in Business 23:26 - Cutting and Bulking 24:13 - PEMF Mats 24:39 - What Mari Misses About Los Angeles 25:35 - Maintaining Motivation 27:15 - Finding the Right Therapist
Ep. #70 Join us in this episode as we delve into the fascinating world of nutrition with Simon, exploring his journey from curiosity to expertise. From the debate between veganism and the carnivore diet to dissecting social media extremes versus scientific thinking, we navigate through topics like Bio Individuality, the Mediterranean diet, Danish Dietary Guidelines, and the American food pyramid. Uncover the truth about saturated fats, cholesterol, and the impacts on heart health. We'll even touch on the Hadza tribe's lifestyle and diet, questioning ancestral norms and finding a sustainable approach. Whether you're into ketogenic diets, fish consumption, or the nuances of veganism, this episode takes a deep dive into the diverse realms of nutrition, emphasizing the importance of domain-specific experts in shaping a healthy lifestyle. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Simon Hill’s Instagram click here! For Simon Hill’s Podcast click here! For The Living Proof Challenge click here! Show Links Bite is offering our listeners 20% off your first order. Go to trybite.com/POW or use code POW at checkout to claim this deal. Right now, Chomps is offering our listeners 20% off your first order and free shipping when you go to Chomps.com/POW Today my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com and enter the code “POW” at checkout. Studies and Links From Simon: 1) Saturated fats versus unsaturated fats 2) High saturated fat rich low carb diet in healthy women markedly raises LDL-C and ApoB in just 4 weeks 3) Plant-based dietary patterns typically lower LDL-C by 0.3 mmol/l which equates to about 20% reduction in risk of atherosclerotic CVD 4) The hadza 5) Red meat does increase LDL-C and ApoB 6)Swapping animal protein for plant protein improved LDL-C levels 7) LDL-C is causal in development of atherosclerotic CVD 8) All cells produce their own cholesterol and the brain does not rely on systemic cholesterol 9) Low cholesterol does not negatively affect sex hormones 10) When optimal protein is achieved (1.6g per Kg), there is no difference in strength/hypertrophy between animal and plant protein 11) Total protein and plant protein are associated with reduced mortality. Swapping animal protein for plant protein is associated with reduced mortality 12) Two clinical studies looking at soy foods, or soy isoflavones, fed to men that measured semen parameters and/or sex hormones: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11352776 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19819436/ 13) Meta-analysis of 38 clinical interventions looking at soy foods/isoflavones and sex hormones: 14) Danish dietary guidelines and 3 other evidence-based nutrition guidelines
Ep. #69 Join me for a final update before I leave for Austin. This last month has been filled with a lot of life changing moments and I’m excited to share them all with you. From exciting new business ventures, to moving cross-country - we’ll talk life updates and remembering to set time to reflect amidst the chaos! Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! Show Links: Go to earthbreeze.com/pow to get started with 40% off Earth Breeze Eco Sheets! Use code POW at Naturalcycles.com to get 15% off an annual subscription + a free thermometer or go to https://naturalcycles.app/POW Natural Cycles is for 18+ and does not protect against STIs Topics Discussed: 00:30 - Mari’s life changing month 01:54 - Bloom partnership with Nutrabolt 04:50 - Moving to Austin 12:32 - Taking Time to Reflect & Set Intention 14:38 - Work Life Balance 18:28 - Sharing on Social Media
Ep. #68 Explore the world of holistic skincare with expert Celeste Thomas as she opens up about her personal journey, offering valuable insights into achieving clear and radiant skin. Celeste emphasizes the importance of addressing the root cause of skin issues and introduces key principles for maintaining healthy skin. Dive into the discussion on stress management, the impact of daily habits, proper facial cleansing techniques, and the benefits of various skincare procedures. Celeste's vulnerability shines through as she shares her journey through motherhood and fertility, providing a unique perspective on wellness. Discover Celeste's favorite non-pore-clogging products and gain practical skincare tips for men, postpartum care, and recommended facial routines. Join us for a holistic exploration of skincare, motherhood, and overall wellness, guided by the insightful experiences and wisdom of Celeste Thomas. Tune in to elevate your skincare and wellness journey with expert advice and genuine insights. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Celeste Thomas’s Instagram click here! For Celeste Thomas’s TikTok click here! Show Links: RMS foundation Merit blush Honest Simple Gel Cleanser CLEARstem Natural Cycles Clearstem Hello Sunshine sunscreen Clearstem Mens Kit Vivobarefoot are offering 100-day trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners. Seed Oil Scout is available globally for iOS and Android, download at seedoilscout.com/pow today! Visit https://carawayhome.com/pursuit to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. This deal is exclusive for our listeners, so visit https://carawayhome.com/pursuit or use code PURSUIT at checkout. Caraway.
Ep. #67 Embark on a journey of personal development with us as we explore actionable tips aimed at guiding you towards becoming the best version of yourself. The episode kicks off emphasizing the significance of incorporating practical advice into your life for transformative change. Mari shares her inspirational journey of habit transformation. Delve into the power of taking baby steps and breaking habits, gaining valuable insights on the strategies to implement these changes effectively. Tune in for an episode packed with practical advice, real-life examples, and actionable steps to pave the way for lasting personal growth and positive change. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! Topics Discussed: 00:18 - Tangible tips to apply to your life to become a better version of you 00:55 - How to create a habit 02:17 - Mari changed her habits with baby steps 02:46 - Habit stacking 03:05 - Breaking bad habits is a daily practice 03:37 - Get 1% better everyday 04:17 - Small habits keep you going when motivation isn’t there 04:32 - Figuring out a sustainable plan that works well for you 10:35 - Coming up with a plan B for when you miss your goals 11:40 - Optimize for the start line, not the finish line 12:25 - Providing rewards for yourself 13:09 - Setting a calendar and checking off a todo list 13:40 - Change happens habit by habit 14:03 - Believe you are the person you are trying to be Show Links: Visit Clearstemskincare.com and use code POW for 15% off. Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to RocketMoney.com/POW Use code POW15 at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. 1 time use only.
Ep. #66 Unlock the secrets of nutrition and wellness as we discuss the profound impact our food choices have on health, sharing personal stories along the way. Our episode features Shawn Stevenson, author of the 'Eat Smarter Family Cookbook’. Learn how ultra-processed foods are rewriting our genetic blueprint, and savor the rich discussion about the misinformation regarding the calorie. We stress the importance of family time, shared meals, and the psychological nourishment they provide. We share practical tips for creating a thriving diet that's as enjoyable as it is beneficial, advocating for a minimum of three shared family meals a week to strengthen those precious bonds. Whether you're a seasoned health enthusiast or just starting your wellness journey, this episode will empower you to take control of your narrative and savor the path to healthy living. If you want to leave us a message for next time, click here! Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Shawn Stevenson’s Instagram click here! For Shawn Stevenson’s latest book click here! Show Links: Eat Smarter Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Transform Your Health, Happiness, and Connection 15% off your first purchase at kosterina.com with code POW For a limited time, you can get $30 off the first box - PLUS free Croissants in every box - when you go to Wildgrain.com/POW to start your subscription. Vivobarefoot are offering 100-day trial on their footwear. You can purchase yours today with an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners with code POW at vivobarefoot.com Topics Discussed: 00:00:56 - Intro to Shawn Stevenson, positivity, sharing info in a digestible way, helping make healthiness achievable, family, mental health 00:03:05 Shawn Stevenson’s personal story and introduction into health 00:05:42 - Ultra Processed Foods 00:07:42 - Epigenemonics 00:10:17 - Degenerative Disk Disease 00:11:38 - Questioning health in relation to disease 00:13:04 - Dysfunction and self-sacrifice among health care professionals 00:15:10 - Taking accountability for your health 00:17:00 - Instinctive Elaboration 00:18:30 - Shawn deciding to go into health as a career 00:23:04 - Mari’s journey with Borderline Personality Disorder 00:25:20 - Poor diet is the number one risk to human health globally 00:27:33 - Obesogens - obesity causing agents 00:27:51 - Epicaloric Controllers 00:30:59 - How does weight loss work? 00:34:20 - Lack of diversity is the number one thing to lead to poor metabolic health 00:40:58 - Eating the foods your ancestors ate and personalized nutrition 00:43:30 - Top 3 tips for getting started on your health journey 00:45:00 - Tip 1: Striving to have diversity in your diet 00:46:31 - Tip 2: Upgrade your favorite foods and give yourself permission to enjoy food 01:01:16 - Tip 3: Make it an absolute mandate to eat with friends or family 3 times a week 01:06:41 - The Eat Smarter Family Cookbook 01:07:15 - What does wellness mean to you?
Ep. #65 Join us as Fiona and I unpack the emotional baggage of relocating to Austin, Texas. We're spilling the tea on our major move and the fresh perspectives that are guiding us toward a more balanced lifestyle. We're discussing self improvement goals for the new year, exploring topics like skincare routings, late-night scrolling and dehydration. As we respond to your heartfelt voice messages, we discuss our journeys and recommendations with managing acne purging, sifting through conflicting health recommendations, and the impact of lifestyle choices on fertility. But it's not all clear skin and clean living; we get real about the insecurities that can sneak up in spite of success. Hear how self-reflection intentional routines are shaping our goals for 2024. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Fi’s Instagram click here! Show Links: Roadway Moving Mari & Fi Christmas Special episode Oura Ring Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins Hatch alarm clock Bloom - strawberry kiwi If you want to get on my daily routine, you can get 30 days free of Open by visiting withopen.com/POW. Again, 30 days free by visiting withopen.com/POW Get 20% off your first order of fresh venison, jerky, broth, and ‘ohana subscription with discount code POW on the Maui Nui website. Topics Discussed: 0:18 - Intro to Fi 1:00 - responding to voice messages today 01:12 - We are moving to Austin 05:00 - Taking applications for Austin friends 05:40 - Ins and Outs of 2024 06:13 - Mari’s Ins 07:47 - Fi’s Ins 14:00 - Mari’s Outs 16:30 - Mari’s Out - saying yes to everything 17:01 - Fi’s Outs 21:21 - Opening voice messages 21:51 - Mari and Greg’s fertility journey 24:20 - Mari’s acne transformation & purging 26:04 - How to know which information to consume 28:55 - Refraining from weed while attempting pregnancy 32:57 - How to deal with weight insecurity while dating 36:18 - Mari’s perspective on her financial success 41:46 - How to submit a voice message
Ep. # 64 Discuss the secrets to transforming your health and fitness journey with Sal Di Stefano, the host of Mind Pump, as we discuss the shift from aesthetics to holistic wellness. Sal shares his personal evolution, from opening his own wellness facility to overcoming gut health challenges, and how these experiences informed his mission to guide others toward mindful practices for their bodies. As we delve into his story, listeners are invited to reshape their perspective on health, valuing overall well-being over mere physical appearance, and discovering the unexpected physical benefits of such an approach. Sal dismantles common myths that often discourage women from weightlifting, shedding light on how it can be a powerful tool for empowerment and body image transformation. We also tackle the art of mindful eating, emphasizing the importance of whole foods and protein-rich diets to achieve sustainable weight loss without the need for obsessive tracking. This episode is packed with practical tips and heartfelt advice for those seeking a healthier, more balanced relationship with food and exercise. Whether you're a seasoned fitness enthusiast or someone embarking on a new wellness journey, this conversation promises to be a trove of wisdom, laughter, and genuine passion for aiding in the achievement of your health goals. Join us for a conversation that's as impactful as it is entertaining, providing a fresh, holistic view on the fitness landscape. Products Mentioned: Mind Pump MAPS Fitness Program Mind Pump Media Free Resources Mind Pump Podcast Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Sal Di Stefano’s Instagram click here! For Mind Pump podcast click here! For Mind Pump free resources click here! For Mind Pump’s MAPS fitness program click here! Bite is offering our listeners 20% off your first order. Go to trybite.com/POW or use code POW at checkout to claim this deal. Visit BetterHelp.com/POW today to get 10% off your first month. Go to Chomps.com/POW, to see all the delicious flavors and get 20% off your first order and free shipping. Topics Discussed: 01:24 - Meet Sal Di Stefano, host of the Mind Pump Podcast 01:43 - Talking all things health, fitness, weightlifting, fat loss, muscle gain, protein and more 02:09 - Women have been misled more than men in the fitness and health space 04:16 - Mindset shift from aesthetic bodybuilding to more of a wellness approach 04:42 - Dangers of insecurity being a driving force and listening to your body’s signals 08:19 - Freedom in being the healthiest version of yourself on the inside 08:50 - Start of Mari’s fitness journey 09:31 - Food is medicine 10:20 - Looking your best vs feeling your best 11:37 14:15 - Social media paints a picture of comparison that doesn’t exist in the real world 14:36 - Benefits of looking through a lens of self care and balance 16:33 - 2024 moving towards importance of ingredients and food in your body 18:23 - Food sensitivity testing and leaky gut syndrome 21:43 - Bodybuilding and mindfulness 23:26 - Intuitive eating 29:15 - The importance and effectiveness of weightlifting 31:11 - Habits of Hadza tribe, a modern hunter-gatherer tribe in Northern Tanzania 32:56 - Fat vs muscle 35:53- Pro Active Tissue Growth 37:11 - Empowering women to strength train 41:56 - The impact of bodybuilding on body image and food 42:32 - Best body acceptance age 43:26 - We are attracted to health and vitality 46:26 - Advice for beginners with strength training 51:08 - Value of tracking your food and when not to 55:22 - Four stages of learning 57:15 - Making sustainable changes 59:25 - The right amount of weight to lose a week 01:05:02 - Advice for beginners intimidated at the gym 01:11:08 - Where Sal is at in his fitness journey
Ep. #63 As the new year unfolds, I've found myself surrounded by angel numbers and big-ass calendars, plotting my journey towards grand aspirations and daily triumphs. My latest podcast episode is a sanctuary where I unravel the threads of wellness, from the proteins that fuel my day to the ghee that graces my table, all while wrestling with the profound search for life's purpose. Join me in a heartfelt Q&A session that ventures beyond the surface, exploring how the choices we make align with our deepest values and the pursuit of wellness. In this conversation, you'll hear about the complexities of fertility and the misconceptions around trying for a baby, as I open up about my own journey and readiness for parenthood. I also respond to your curiosity about my stance on lip fillers and my personal experiences with cosmetic procedures. Plus, I don't shy away from talking business – highlighting the importance of community building and sharing my own ventures. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/POW. Use our exclusive link to get 20% off - honeylove.com/POW Use code POW15 at checkout for 15% off your entire order at www.vionicshoes.com when you log into your account. 1 time use only. Visit clearstemskincare.com and use code POW for 15% off your order. Show Links: In My Healing Era hats Big Ass Calendar Bloom - strawberry kiwi Rawr bars Unreal almond butter dark chocolate cups Evolve chocolate white chocolate Episode with Anthony Youn Episode with Emily Morrow Open Studio in Venice and the app Oura Ring Topics Discussed: 00:11 -”In My Healing Era” hats available 00:36 - Today is a Q&A 00:51 - Angel Numbers, Mari’s lucky number 111 01:20 - Big Ass Calendar 02:16 - Top tips for 2024 and wellness goals 02:28 - new years goals and intentions in upcoming episode with Fi 02:57 - What I eat in a day 06:03 - Raw butter or regular butter 06:27 - Knowing your purpose 08:28 - Stevia is natural 09:08 - Dealing with confrontation 11:01 - Bloom launching in the UK in 2024 14:23 - Dealing with burnout 15:44 - Mari’s journey with attempted pregnancy 16:27 - Getting ready to parent despite past trauma 17:25 - Preparing your body for pregnancy 18:33 - Lip fillers 19:39 - Advice for starting a business 21:01 - Listening to your body about when to eat 22:27 - How to stay consistent 23:51 - Eating more protein when you are dairy free 24:58 - Mari’s acne journey 26:21 - What keeps you up at night? 27:15 - Mari’s horse & barn 30:22 - Horse related goals 32:05 - Ongoing supplements for your skin 33:46 - Moving to Austin 35:51 - Breathwork studio 36:06 - Eating the placenta 36:24 - Potential Bloom probiotic soda 36:51 - Breast Implant Illness 37:05 - Relationship with your physical appearance 38:11 - Oura Ring 39:16 - Mari’s period journey 39:48 - Mari’s bedtime 39:55 - Sal Di Stefano episode
Shop the Healing Era Hat- click here! Ep. #62 Join us for an intimate exploration of eating disorders, starting a business, and infusing joy with Melissa Wood. Melissa courageously shares her battle with an eating disorder, binge drinking, and the self-loathing she felt about her acne. She discusses the life-altering impact of "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay and the pivotal moment when she hit rock bottom. Her journey is one of radical honesty, the courage to seek help, and the relentless pursuit of self-love. Listen in as Melissa's story unfolds, offering hope and inspiration to anyone seeking to rewrite their narrative and step into a life of wellness and authenticity. From the spiritual and physical benefits of colonics to the grounding practice of acupuncture, we share personal anecdotes and insights on how internal care is as vital as external treatments. We also reflect on the evolution of body image, the significance of joy in self-care routines, and how embracing multiple roles in life demands authenticity and the prioritization of joy. Whether it's through meditation, nostril breathing, or setting boundaries as a sensitive leader, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone looking to navigate life's chaos with grace and self-compassion. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Melissa Wood’s Instagram click here! For Melissa Wood’s website click here! Show Links: You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson Melissa Wood Health app Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code POW, you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers. Visit Carawayhome.com/POW to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase Seed Oil Scout is available globally for iOS and Android, download at seedoilscout.com/pow today! Topics Discussed: 03:49 - Where were you before Melissa Wood Health 06:02 - Hitting rock bottom 06:40 - Adapting with new tools for anxiety 07:10 - Taking full responsibility for your life 08:22 - Self hatred around acne and forming a positive dialogue 17:38 - Changing your perspective towards yourself 18:28 - Face breaks out in different areas for different reasons 19:21 - Benefits of acupuncture for nervous system regulation 21:21 - Colonics & meditation 27:44 - The importance of flexing within routines 28:22 - Tapping into complete alignment within ourselves 29:58 - Misery loves company and reassessing who you surround yourself with 31:44 - Communicating your boundaries 34:19 - Healing your relationship with yourself and navigating food triggers 35:45 - Therapy is a practice, not just for big issues 38:47 - Carving out your own identity with a successful significant other 40:37 - Meditation and redirecting your focus 49:55 - Mari’s journey started with feeling good and optimizing wellness, not with goals of a business 53:09 - Melissa’s business expansion and blurring the lines between business and relationships 54:31 - Sharing with your audience vs when to keep things private 57:25 - Changing your mindset between your different roles 59:14 - Infusing joy into everything you are doing
Ep. #61 Breast implant illness, BBL’s & more. Our conversation with America's holistic plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn takes us behind the scenes of his transformative journey, where the commitment to his team and the desire to spread light in dark times led to an explosion of followers across online platforms. We navigate the glamorous yet complex terrain of plastic surgery, where Dr. Youn marries entertainment with education, sharing the emotional and professional shifts that define the industry, and how he champions a patient-first approach in a world obsessed with perfection. Dr. Youn doesn't shy away from tackling the hot-button issues head-on. He provides a candid look at the nuances of breast implant illness, the intricacies of various cosmetic procedures, and the considerations that patients should weigh before making life-altering decisions. Our conversation delves into the realistic expectations of treatments, the rise of non-invasive options, and the ethical responsibilities resting on the shoulders of medical professionals. Dr. Youn shares invaluable anti-aging advice and his holistic perspective on maintaining health and vitality. From the debatable safety of certain surgeries to the effectiveness of collagen supplements and skincare treatments, we cover it all. If you've ever been curious about the interplay between wellness and cosmetic enhancements, this episode is a treasure trove of knowledge from one of the leading voices in the field. Products Mentioned: Younger For Life - Dr. Youn’s new book Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Dr. Anthony Youn Website click here! For Dr. Anthony Youn’s Instagram click here! For Dr. Anthony Youn’s book click here!
Ep. #60 Happy January 1st! What a year 2023 has been for me and this podcast. To celebrate the success of this show, I am going to be sharing the top lessons that I learned from all 59 episodes that we recorded in 2023. From wellness tips to life hacks, this end of year roundup you are not going to want to miss. I also share some POW updates and changes for 2024. A huge thank you to our listeners for your unwavering support and encouragement. We hope you've found our show as enriching as we've found making it! Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! Show Links: My Brain Scan with Dr. Amen - YouTube Pasture Bird White Oak Pastures Think Dirty Strength App Topics Discussed: 01:19 - New Studio Announcement 01:57 - New Merch/Hats 03:04 - Launch Of The Pow Network - Separating From Dear Media 05:30 - Mindful Eating 06:28 - Walking = Longevity 07:29 - Birth Control And Hormone Health 08:23 - Emotional Trauma + Gut Health 09:02 - Processed Foods And Why You Want To Avoid Them 13:57 - How To Eat Sweets In A Healthy Way + Blood Sugar Spiking 14:09 - Order Of Eating To Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes 14:56: - Removing Pore Clogging Beauty Products 15:38 - Cancer And Alcohol 16:37 - High Impact Workouts Vs Slow Impact Workouts 17:15 - Why Women Should Eat More Red Meat + Carnivore Diet 18:00 - Lab Tests And Why They Are Essential + What Tests Are The Best 18:30 - Importance Of Knowing Your Farmer + Regenerative Farming 19:01 - Toxic Products And Our Hormones 19:26 - It’s Okay To Take A Break 20:08 - No Loss In Educating Yourself Around Fertility 20:43 - Cooking Oils 23:51 - Goal Setting Tips 25:43 - Vision Boards + What My Goals In 2023 Were
Ep. #59 It’s a Christmas Powgirl chat! Battling the holiday fatigue and a touch of the sniffles, I couldn't let Christmas Day pass without a heartwarming chat with my partner in crime, Fiona. Come along for an unfiltered exchange as we share our wellness journeys, discuss health and wellness trends, and give a preview of our upcoming "In My Healing Era" hats. We even open up the floor to our listeners, responding to voice message submissions. If you want to leave us a message for next time, click here! Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Fi’s Instagram click here! Show Links: Nose Tape Mouth Tape Sauna Blanket Oura Ring Natural Cycles Hair Oil Pellequr Korean Spa Topics Discussed: 00:01:14 - Merch Announcement 00:03:42 - Bloom Holiday Code 00:06:15 - Mouth and Nose Taping 00:12:49 - Bioidentical Progesterone: Why I’m Talking It + Benefits of Taking It 00:19:15 - Fi’s Space Conscious Sauna Routine + Sauna Benefits 00:23:50 - My Peptide Journey 00:24:25 - My Fertility Journey + Greg’s Semen Enhancing Routine 00:31:47 - Hair Oiling + Dry Brushing 00:34:00 - Korean Body Scrub 00:37:12 - Creatine: Should You Take It? 00:40:00 - Are We Moving to Austin? 00:41:49 - Falling in Love with the Potential of Someone not with who they really are + When is the right time to leave a relationship 00:44:25 - Nutritional Changes Whilst Trying to Conceive 00:45:53 - Maintaining Healthy Balance During the Holidays and While Traveling 00:50:46 - My Healthy Holiday Routines and Plans + Tips For You To Try
Ep. #58 Imagine waking up one day, plagued by a mystery illness that leads to narcolepsy, central nervous system fatigue, and soaring inflammation levels. This was the reality for Alex Tarnava, the founder and inventor of hydrogen tablets from Drink HRW. Alex shares his experiences and the pivotal moments that led him to develop a method for regulating inflammation using hydrogen. From a personal need sprang a revolutionary wellness solution. Alex's story of resilience and innovation takes us on a fascinating exploration of the healing properties of hydrogen. Learn how he tackled the challenges of creating a commercial product in the form of hydrogen tablets and the transformative health benefits they offer. From reducing wrinkles to improving brain metabolism and easing jet lag, the potential of hydrogen appears limitless. If you want to try Drink HRW, click here! Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Alex’s Website click here! For Alex’s Instagram click here!
Leave Me a Message - click here! Ep. #57 Ever wondered about the true impact of what you put on your plate? Health and nutrition advocate, Courtney Swan of Realfoodology and The Realfoodology Podcast, joins us to unravel the truth around this crucial topic. Courtney's passion is to educate others about hidden realities of the food industry. Throughout our conversation, we tackle the tough questions about diet and well-being, the challenges of producing healthy foods, the worrying effects of glyphosate on our health and food system, and the controversial raw dairy movement. We expose deceptive marketing tactics, uncover hidden nasties in baby formula, and reveal the misleading allure of trendy food options like oat milk. But it's not just about what's on your plate - we also discuss how the items you cook and store your food in, such as nonstick pans and plastic containers, can impact your health. But don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom! Our chat with Courtney is ultimately about empowerment, self-care, and making informed choices about your food and overall health. We share tips on navigating restaurant orders, reducing plastic use, and even our personal definitions of wellness. We wrap up with a powerful reminder - there's no shame in past decisions; armed with knowledge, we can all make better choices moving forward. Tune in to this eye-opening episode, and don’t forget to check out more from Courtney on her podcast, Realfoodology, and on her social media platforms. Leave Me a Message - click here! For Mari’s Instagram click here! For Pursuit of Wellness Podcast’s Instagram click here! For Mari’s Newsletter click here! For Courtney’s Podcast click here! For Courtney’s Grocery Guide click here! For Courtney’s Instagram click here! Show Links: You Are What You Eat - Book Kiss the Ground - Documentary Biggest Little Farm - Film Common Ground - Documentary Seed Oil Scout - App Serenity Kids (Better Baby Formula) Podcast Mamavation Glass Air Fryer Pique Tea Tea Pigs This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode.