59 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
08. Clearing Your Closet for Better Body Image
Do you have clothes sitting in your closet that don't fit your right-here & right-now body? This episode is all about looking at how that impacts our body image, confidence, and overall happiness. And what we can do about it. We'll explore why clothing is more than just a superficial concern and how the idea of the "ideal body" comes into play. Plus some positive affirmations to use when you start dressing your right-now body and tips for overcoming any dread around stepping into a dressing room. For this episode’s biggest takeaways, links, and resources - check out the shownotes at freeyourfork.com/podcast (Episode 08) For more conversations like these, follow me on instagram @freeyourfork
54 minutes | May 27, 2019
07. Maintaining Meaningful Boundaries
In this solo episode, I talk about why it’s important to set and enforce boundaries in your life - for yourself and for others. I lay out some of the common barriers that prevent people from enforcing boundaries, and discuss the mindset shifts you can make to move past any of your boundary blocks. At the end, I offer you some simple phrases and conversation starters that can help you easily enforce your boundaries with others. With tips for how to make your boundaries known - without having to apologize, share too much, or feel like you have to justify your worth. For this episodes biggest takeaways and helpful links, check out the shownotes at freeyourfork.com/podcast For more conversations like these, follow me on instagram @freeyourfork
73 minutes | May 20, 2019
06. Sustainability & Reducing Your Eco-Impact with Megan Putney
In this episode I'm joined by holistic health coach, Megan Putney, to talk about sustainability and how to add more eco-friendly practices into your life. We share how you can begin the process of transitioning over to more environmentally-friendly products and habits, and offer simple ways to up your sustainability game if you are already on that path. Plus actionable habit changes and mindset shifts that can help you help the environment and what small changes you can make that will have the biggest impact. For links, resources, to connect with Megan, and get this episodes biggest takeaways - check out the shownotes at freeyourfork.com/podcast For more conversations & content like this, follow me on instagram @freeyourfork
67 minutes | May 14, 2019
05. Intuitive Eating, Perfectionism, Privilege, & Health at Every Size with Haley Goodrich, RD
In this episode, we dive into a deep discussion about diet-culture with registered dietitian, Haley Goodrich. We talk about what HAES and intuitive eating really mean, and how diet culture muddles these inclusive health-promoting models. We dig into why diet culture is so pervasive, and talk about how opening yourself up to these concepts can help you combat it. Haley and I explore the importance of ditching perfectionism, setting boundaries, claiming your innate worthiness, and minding your mindset as you seek more joy with your relationship to food, your body, and yourself as a whole. You can catch our top takeaways, learn more about Haley, and get more information about the resources we discuss in this episode in the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast. Follow me @freeyourfork on instagram for more about the concepts we discussed today. If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to leave a review and let us know so we can keep bringing you conversations like these.
64 minutes | May 6, 2019
04. Leaning into Resilience, Vulnerability, and Community with Amanda Katherine Loy
I'm joined by Amanda Katherine Loy, mindset & wellness coach, She shares what it's been like to navigate a serious health challenge, and her advice for how to get through life’s messiest & toughest times. As she shares so openly in the episode - at the age of 27, Amanda discovered she had the BRCA gene and decided to get a preventive double mastectomy. Life can be beautiful, unpredictable, and at times downright scary. But, as Amanda helps us see through her story, there are ways that we can reclaim control over our thoughts + our mindset + our daily choices. We can use these strategies and mindset shifts to empower ourselves - coming out on the other side even stronger than before. If you like this episode, be sure to leave a review & subscribe for more! For top episode takeaways or to connect with Amanda, see the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast. For more content & conversations like these, follow me @freeyourfork on Instagram
50 minutes | May 1, 2019
03. Letting Go of Intentional Weight Loss with Cara Carin Cifelli
I'm joined by Cara Carin Cifelli, fellow Holistic Health Coach, to talk about letting go of the goal of deliberate weight loss - aka embracing weight neutrality. We discuss how focusing on weight loss in the name of wellness can actually compromise your health. Leading to unintended consequences - including binge eating behaviors, feeling out of control around food, food obsession, disordered eating habits, gut health issues, negative body image, and hormonal imbalances. If you like this episode, be sure to leave a review & subscribe for more! For top episode takeaways or to connect with Cara, see the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast. For more content & conversations like these, follow me @freeyourfork on Instagram
92 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
02. All Things Accountability Partners with Kate Foley
In this episode, I am joined by my accountability partner, Kate Foley, founder of The Shop Files, to share what it takes to create an accountability partnership that is effective, supportive, fulfilling, and strong. If you like this episode, be sure to leave a review & subscribe for more! For top episode takeaways or to connect with Kate, see the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast. For more content & conversations like these, follow me @freeyourfork on Instagram
57 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
01. Harness the Power of Journaling & Affirmations with Jen Rao
Welcome to the first official episode of Free To Thrive - the Podcast! I’m joined by Jen Rao, simple-living and clutter-clearing expert with over 13 years of life-changing journaling experience! We talk about how you can utilize a journaling practice to bring more of what you desire into your future, and how to grow and learn from the past (without your journal becoming a space to complain or just document your life). You won’t want to miss Jen’s great tips for starting and maintaining a meaningful journaling practice that can help you transform your life and manifest massive change. If you like the first official episode of the Free to Thrive podcast, I’d love for you to leave a review – and be sure to subscribe for more! Catch the top takeaways from this episode and read more about my guest, Jen Rao, in the the full shownotes on freeyourfork.com/podcast. Feel free to follow me @freeyourfork on instagram for more content and conversations like this!
9 minutes | Apr 23, 2019
Welcome to the Free to Thrive Podcast!
The Free to Thrive Podcast is all about helping you live the kind of life you want to be living. With intention, purpose, openness, and self love. I’m your host, Lauren Kenson, Holistic Health Coach and creator of the food & wellness blog freeyourfork.com. This show is here to support you on your health journey. To give you a safe, non-judgmental, non-diet space to get curious about what wellness really means to you. Each week, I’ll offer you support, space, and empowerment via in-depth conversations. Bringing you a mix of solo episodes with me and interviews with experts. Talking about what really shapes your physical, mental, & emotional health and inviting you to take charge of your life in ways that feel good. We’ll dig into topics beyond just food & movement - including inspirational conversations around mindfulness, movement, vulnerability, sustainability, natural living, green beauty, spirituality, and so much more. Each episode will offer up powerful mindset shifts, strategies, and tools to help you break free of your limiting beliefs. So you can reclaim confidence and step into your most vibrant self. I’m excited to introduce you to some amazing guests and chat with you about ways you can have more freedom to thrive in your life. Letting go of deprivation and yo-yo dieting and focusing instead on nourishing your mind, body, and spirit. After you listen, you can check out the shownotes for each episode on freeyourfork.com/podcast. There you’ll find more about my guests along with helpful links, resources, main takeaways, and a list of next best steps to help you take your inspiration and turn it into real action!