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If you’ve ever wondered what it really takes to become a successful entrepreneur in the wellness industry, grab your headphones and start listening. Brand Yourself is a show that gives you a behind the scenes look at what female business owners in the health, mindfulness, and personal growth space have done to build thriving businesses and stand out brands. Hosted by brand strategist, Blair Badenhop, you’ll hear guests reveal the up and down journeys to finding success and how they leveraged ...
 
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Ali Bonar is CEO and Co-Founder of Kween, a San Diego-based food company who created Granola Butter: the world's first spreadable granola. While recovering from an eating disorder, Ali launched her Instagram account @avokween, as a way to document her journey and connect with others going through similar experiences. Ali studied nutrition at UC Ber…
 
Susanna Barkataki is the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute and runs Ignite Be Well 200/500 Yoga Training programs. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). And she is the author of the forthcoming book Honor Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. With an Honor…
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today I have a very exciting guest.. Bethany Ugarte from @lilsipper! She is one of the most creative and innovative food bloggers I've ever followed, and is a wealth of gut health knowledge. We talk about: Her journey with IBS (and how she almost died from it) Healing her body back to health Gu…
 
Hi friends, welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today we are talkin' all about carbs, baby !! For years, I was terrified of carbs — opting for protein & vegetables rather than eating the toast I was really craving. In today's episode, I talk all about my journey with carbs and how I healed my relationship to them. And boy, lemme tell ya.. li…
 
Talia Pollock is an author, speaker, storyteller, plant-based chef, TV personality, and health and empowerment coach. She’s the host of the popular Party in My Plants Podcast and the proud founder of Party in My Plants, an internationally celebrated wellness platform that helps real, busy, everyday people skyrocket their energy to boldly show up in…
 
Hi friends, welcome back to Kweencast with @avokween. Today I chat with Olivia Noceda of @olive.eeeats ! Olivia and I actually went to college together and it's so fun to watch her growth on the 'gram. She's an incredible human and I know you'll love this ep. We talk about: Acne Anxiety & depression Body image Why change is a beautiful thing Don't …
 
Jackie Knechtel is the co-founder of the Flow Consciousness Institute, a research and training body dedicated to developing cutting-edge, consciousness-based tools for unlocking human potential. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher, known for her pioneering work in the area of flow and the mechanics of consciousness. Jackie travels the world g…
 
Hi friends, welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today I'm talking all about fear of eating in front of others. For years I struggled with anxiety around eating in front of people — leading to nighttime eating, eating in secret, and more. On today's episode, I'm going to share my top 3 tips that helped me heal my fear of eating in front of ot…
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. So excited to share this incredible episode with Lisa Hayim, RD — founder of The Well Necessities and all-around badass human. I'm a *huge* advocate for her program, Fork The Noise, which singlehandedly shifted my mindset around food and my body. We talk about: Why control over food is an illus…
 
Pilin Anice is a yoga, dance, and meditation instructor, wellness coach, actress and model. For over a decade, she has guided students of all ages and levels in the sacred movements of yoga and dance through a range of workshops and classes to help connect to their highest self. She has been a featured yoga instructor on Good Morning America, The T…
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today we chat with Carissa Stanton of Broccyourbody, the incredible LA-based food blogger and ~culinary genius~ !! We touch on: a day in her life what it's like *really* being a full-time influencer body image stuffs — body neutrality, and why it's okay that you'll never look like a victoria's se…
 
Tricia Huffman is the founder of Your Joyologist, a platform devoted to calling out shitty thoughts and urging people claim their joy. She’s a rock and roll roadie at heart and spent the first part of her career as a touring sound engineer for music icons like Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, and Jason Mraz. Being in this environment, she saw that …
 
Alexi Panos is a best-selling author, leadership and embodiment trainer, humanitarian, and the host of the Unleashed podcast. She is insanely committed to empowering others to activate and own their greatness and live a life they are completely OBSESSED with. Her mission is to reinvent “personal development” into what she and her husband call the E…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today's episode is 🔥, you guys. I talk with Tiffany Ima about all things disordered eating / recovery: Her journey with food / her body How eating disorders are commonly perceived as a "white woman's disease," but is common in the Black community as well Binge eating Exercise bulimia How she healed her rel…
 
Valerie Oula is the founder of Modern Ritual NYC, a holistic lifestyle offering for mind, body and soul. As a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master Teacher, she shares her passion for vibrational medicine through healing sessions, classes, workshops, events and trainings. She is the author of “A Little Bit of Reiki” from Sterling…
 
Robyn Downs is the founder of the mission-driven media and education brand, Real Food Whole Life, creator of the Feel Good Effect Mindset & Method, and author of the upcoming book, The Feel Good Effect. Holding a Master’s degree in education with an emphasis in behavior change, and 4 years of public policy & health change at the doctoral level, her…
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today we're talkin' all things exercise: Exercise bulimia Exercise addiction Rest day anxiety Feeling burned out by HIIT My transition to low impact movement Tips on healing your relationship with working out Don't forget to leave a review for a chance to win free Granola Butter!…
 
Aycee Brown is psychic channel, spiritual teacher, entrepreneur, and your favorite Human Design bae. Leveraging spiritual self-development, human design, and astrology, she offers people a deeper look into themselves, helping them re-frame who they are, and clarify where and why they belong. She’s also the founder of Good Night Darling Co, a brand …
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. I'm *thrilled* to share today's episode with you. Chloe Elise is a personal finance coach for millennials. She makes talking about money approachable and (gasp) — even exciting?! Today, we touch on: How she paid off $36k in debt in <18 months Why you can save money AND still do the things you l…
 
Jolinda Johnson is a Women’s Health Coach who’s passionate about helping brilliant women master their stress and protect themselves against burnout so they can create big, bold lives as visionary leaders. She’s over the version of health we're constantly being sold as women and is much more concerned with the things that actually make us feel vibra…
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today we talk to Francina Kahl, of @bestilltea. She's starting her tea business in a pandemic as a mom of 5 — aka proof that anything is possible. Today we talk about: Her story, and how her depression and near suicide inspired her business today Why it's important to be still The difference be…
 
Michelle Jeovanny is the #1 Latina Speaker on a mission to change this world and support all humans to create a life that excites and inspires them every day. She is obsessed with people living their full potential, and has a gift for empowering, educating, and inspiring her audience through thought-provoking stories and tangible takeaways. Her com…
 
Hi friends, welcome back to Kweencast by @avokween !! Today is a very special episode. Today we talk to Molly Alliman of @balancebymolly — the woman who singlehandedly changed my relationship with food. We get into: her relationship with food food morality (good vs. bad food) binge eating Join Molly's Free Masterclass: https://www.feartofreedomcour…
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today I'm talking about a topic that's very near & dear to my heart, because I struggled with it for over a decade: orthorexia. Orthorexia is an obsession with eating clean, safe or healthy foods — all of the time. In today's episode, I talk about my journey with orthorexia and how I healed my …
 
Megan Roup is a celebrity trainer and the founder of The Sculpt Society, a fitness platform and app that makes lengthening and strengthening dance cardio and sculpting workouts accessible to all women. As a professional dancer, fit model, and fitness instructor, Megan struggled to find a workout that was both effective and fun until she found dance…
 
Hey friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today we chat with Blair Imani, a critically-acclaimed historian, activist and author. We discuss: Her journey to where she is today Re-writing history through the lens of largely underrepresented groups in America Accidentally coming out on national television (!) Blair is passionate, knowled…
 
Dr. Anna Cabeca is an Emory University trained triple-board-certified physician - with specialties in gynecology and obstetrics, Integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has worked with thousands of patients, spoken for dozens of healthcare organizations and associations, and consulted with physicians around the world. He…
 
Hey friends, welcome back to Kweencast by @avokween! Today we're talkin' allll things STARTING A BIZ. The Kween story! How we started our company Some successes I'm really proud of Some mistakes I learned from My top tips for starting your own company Feedback, comments, questions? Send me an email ali@kween.co or DM me on IG @avokween.…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween 😘 Today we interview Talia Pollock of @imtaliapollock (formerly @partyinmyplants). She's an author, comedian and podcast host — and also happens to be one of my favorite people on the internet. 😉 We talk about: Her journey with food and her body How finding her purpose helped relieve food issues The power of …
 
Berrion Berry is a Holistic Menstrual Health Educator and Practitioner. Her #1 goal is to teach modern women how to have pain free periods, period. As the founder of The Flo Academy, she focuses on teaching those who identify as female entrepreneurs or modern women, how to utilize their menstrual cycle to optimize their life. From hormone balancing…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, friends! Today we talk to Elizabeth Stein, founder and CEO of Purely Elizabeth. We touch on: How she started Purely Elizabeth and how it began somewhat unintentionally What her relationship with food is like Body image tips Why self-care is so important, even if you're building your empire ;) What's to come for Purely Eli…
 
Victoria Albina is a Certified Life Coach, Breathwork Meditation Facilitator, and host of the Feminist Wellness Podcast. Her work and platform are devoted to helping women overcome perfectionism, people-pleasing, and codependency and realize that they are their own best healers. She is a UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner, has a Master’s degree…
 
Hello — welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween 😘 Today I'm sharing a crazy story about how my birth control caused my boobs to go from a size B to a size F, and how I subsequently needed a breast reduction from it! What the experience was like How much did my breast reduction cost? Is it covered by insurance? What was recovery like? How am I feeli…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today I talk to Aleen Kuperman, Co-founder and CEO of Betches. We get into: why Aleen had been on a diet for over 20 years of her life what prompted her to start the Betches podcast, Diet Starts Tomorrow what her relationship with food looks like today Can't wait to hear what you think!…
 
Hi friends 👫 welcome back to Kweencast! Today, we're talking all about ~alcohol~ 🍷🍺 And touching specifically on: My complicated relationship with alcohol Binge eating while drunk Alcohol induced bulimia Depression after drinking How to create an intuitive relationship with alcoholBy Ali Bonar
 
Ilene Godofsky Moreno is a cookbook author, food photographer and the gal behind the plant-based blog The Colorful Kitchen. She combines her background in design with her passion for plant-based food to create and share recipes that are "colorful, not complicated." Ilene's recipes have been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed,…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today I chat with Jordan Syatt of @syattfitness, who's a strength & nutrition coach and one of my FAVORITE people to follow on the 'gram. We talk about: How eating disorders also affect men, and why many think it's a female-only issue Scale neutrality, and not being afraid to weigh yourself Tangible tips on …
 
**100% of Kween Granola Butter profits from today will be donated to MPJI** Welcome back to Kweencast! Today we talk to Elle Hearns, who's founder of director of Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI), who's mission is to protect and defend the rights of Black transgender people. We learn about Elle's story, why Black Trans women are targeted, who Mars…
 
Jill Wintersteen is the founder of Spirit Daughter, a popular astrology and wellness platform designed to help you live your best life. She was introduced to astrology as a teenager and continued her exploration while studying yoga, meditation and Chinese medicine. These practices served as the foundation of her life for over twenty years even as s…
 
Hi friends! Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today we chat with Kara Loewentheil, JD: Master Certified Life Coach. We touch on: How to unpack body image issues as a byproduct of being raised in a white, patriarchal society How the body positivity movement is more than just “feeling positively about your body” How to love your body at any …
 
Kait Hurley is a student, teacher, entrepreneur, and the creator of KAIT, an app and online training platform that combines movement with meditation to help people care for their body, mind, and heart. Classes range from high-intensity sweat sessions to guided runs to yoga and meditation. And she is honored to share the teachings and practices that…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, with @avokween. Today I chat with Yasmine Yousaf of @krewella. We get into: her journey with food/her body why setting boundaries is so important inner child work using psychedelics as a tool for working on body image issues She's such a deep, genuine person and I know you'll LOVE this episode :) P.s. we give away free gr…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today, I chat with Camillia Nwokedi of @camillia.fitsta. Last week, Camillia made an incredible IGTV that struck me to my core, and I had to have her on the podcast. We talk: what is an ally, and how can non-Black people work towards continuous allyship without burning out? educate, participate, listen, get …
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today we're chatting about body changes during quarantine. I've received dozens of messages about this topic, so I thought it was time to do a full episode on it. I touch on: What happens if your body changes during quarantine? Why does weight gain = failure? Fatphobia & COVID-19 Why weight fluctuations are …
 
Welcome back to another #OnTheRise conversation— If you’re new here, #OnTheRise is an interview series with early-stage entrepreneurs who are experiencing significant success within the first few years of launching their brands. I created this series to give you a peek at the decisions, intuitive guidance, and strategy that have empowered young bus…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today I chat with Kira West of @bykwest. We met a few months ago and hit it off right away — I *knew* I had to invite her on the pod. We talk about: Freedom: in food, fitness and beyond Side hustling: Kira works full time, AND runs her brand solo. She shares time management tips and how she does it all Inclu…
 
Welcome back to Kweencast, by @avokween. Today, we're chatting all things ~influencing~ : How much money do influencers make? I share real numbers! What goes into a sponsored post? (Behind the scenes, etc) How do I approach brands? How to grow your following? If you want to win some free Granola Butter, leave a review and we pick a winner every wee…
 
Jamie Graber is the founder of Organically Jamie, where she works as an Integrative Life Coach and meditation teacher to help clients discover their best selves by releasing old patterns and belief systems. As a self-proclaimed “mindset shifter”, her method brings together energy, kundalini, meditation, and breathwork with the principles of talk th…
 
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