24: Sarah Hepola: Blackout

June 16, 2017
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Alcohol. Blackout. Walking in high heels drunk. Things that Meredith and Sarah Hepola have/had in common.

For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was “the gasoline of all adventure.” She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman.

But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn’t remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead.

A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure — the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It’s about giving up the thing you cherish most — but getting yourself back in return.

Buy BLACKOUT
https://www.amazon.com/Blackout-Remembering-Things-Drank-Forget/dp/1455554588

Sarah on Social
Instagram: @thesarahhepolaexperience
Twitter: @sarahhepola

Meredith Atwood's Sobriety Story

In December of 2015, I decided that I would never drink again.

A Sobering Thought: In the Beginning
Teetotaler: One Year Sober

The story of alcohol struggles is one that is not told often, and if it is told, I am not sure it’s told very honestly (or well).

I think the shame and the barriers to discussing struggles with addiction should be destroyed, and obliterated, so that anyone (ANYONE!) who needs help will have it – and have it with LOVE and SUPPORT.

Through my work, I am seeking to break down the shame, the barriers, and the negative associations with taking a stand, grabbing our power, and deciding to be sober people.

In April 2017, I created the online support community called “Grateful Sobriety.”

Who is welcome? YOU are if you:

  • want to stop drinking;
  • think you need to stop drinking;
  • have years of sobriety under your belt and love the support;
  • are stubborn and scared about your drinking;
  • know someone who you want to support in their quitting drinking; or
  • just want to give back to your community with your gifts of counseling expertise or sobriety.

Go to GratefulSobriety.com to learn more. 

Resources:

http://www.drinkerscheckup.com/
http://www.hipsobriety.com 
http://www.aa.org/ 
http://al-anon.org/ 
https://www.na.org/ 
https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/addiction 
http://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/what-is-addiction.html

For those of you who might be struggling, please feel free to reach out or get help, and ask for help. I’m also here if you want to chat or confess or just need someone to talk to.  And I really do mean that.

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22: Deb Cheslow: Unrealogicial & Brave

June 9, 2017
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Using your brain for good, not evil... breaking boards, flying supersonic jets, and teaching others to be badass and brave just like her---the incredible Deb Cheslow, peak performance coach, on this episode with Meredith. 

Deb on Social
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/debcheslow  
Twtiter: http://Twitter.com/debcheslow 
IG: http://Instagram.com/cheslowachievementgroup 

Program with Meredith:  
Your Brave Mind - www.YourBraveMind.com 
Monthly LCM (Like Minded Community): https://oz967.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/showManageOrder 

Book:
Order Unrealogical - http://www.DebCheslow.com/unrealogical

Get a Monthly Dose of Deb:
http://www.DebCheslow.com/teleclass

Other Books, Coaching Programs, and Events:
www.DebCheslow.com/products

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19: Lesley Paterson: The Brave Athlete

May 27, 2017
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Abs and a$$-whooping. Lesley Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete, professional mountain biker, coach, motivational speaker, reluctant fitness model and foul-mouthed Scotts lassie. Growing up in Scotland, Lesley was the only girl on the rugby team - when she was banned from playing with the boys with the arrival of boobs, she went after running and triathlon. Lesley went on to become a national champion in cross country and an international triathlete. With her husband, Dr. Simon Marshall, an international expert in mental toughness and exercise behavior change, Lesley owns Braveheart Coaching, a San Diego based company that trains endurance athletes to be faster and happier. Lesley's athletic journey is one of passion, grit, toughness and an unwavering 'Braveheart' spirit in overcoming obstacles. Lesley uses her on-camera training, media-ready personality, and accent to create meaningful as well as "entirely useless" content for endurance athletes (her words). :)  

Enjoy!

The Book:
The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion; Available on Amazon; Learn more at:  www.BraveHeartCoach.com

Lesley on Social:

Web: http://www.lesleypaterson.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lesleydoestri/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesleydoestri 

Lesley's Ab Workout
www.6min6pack.com

The Podcast on Social:
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18: Jeff Galloway: Running and Walking and Running

May 24, 2017
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Running and walking and running again---the beauty, strength and brilliance behind the Galloway Method (and Injury Prevention!). Jeff Galloway is one of the kindest, most compassionate people I have ever met - AND maybe the biggest ambassador for ALL levels of runners. Meredith sat down with Jeff Galloway in his home in Atlanta for an hour that gives some laughs, lots of sound advice and explains what in the world "monkey brain" is. Enjoy!

Jeff Galloway on Social
Web: http://www.jeffgalloway.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffGalloway 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jeffgallowayfan/ 

Running Store - Phidippides - Atlanta
http://www.phidippides.com/ 

Training Groups
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training-groups/

Retreats
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/retreats/

Buy Books and More
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/ebook-store/jeffs-e-shop/

The Podcast on Social:
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17: David Leite: Notes on a Banana

May 22, 2017
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Food. Love. Manic Depression. This interview warmed my heart AND gave me some serious things to think about in my own "rollercoaster" world. A big thanks to David Leite for amazing work with "Notes on a Banana," and for his kindness, compassion and light in this world.

About David and "Notes on a Banana"

In one of spring’s most poignant, astonishingly courageous, and unapologetically hilarious titles, three- time James Beard Award-winner David Leite brings a dash of Anthony Bourdain, Augusten Burroughs, and Kay Redfield Jamison to his memoir, NOTES ON A BANANA: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression (Dey Street; April 11, 2017; ISBN: 9780062414373).  

In a true tale that dazzles, touches the heart, and inspires, three-time James Beard Award winner David Leite lays it all on the table.

Born into a devoutly Catholic, food-crazed family of Azorean immigrants in 1960s Fall River, Massachusetts, David had a childhood that was the stuff of sitcoms. But what no one knew was that this smart-ass, determined dreamer with a vivid imagination also struggled with the frightening mood swings of bipolar disorder. To cope, “Banana,” as his mother endearingly called him, found relief and comfort in food, watching reruns of Julia Child, and, later as an adult, cooking for others. It was only in his midthirties, after years of desperate searching, did he finally uncover the truth about himself, receive proper medical treatment, and begin healing.

Throughout the narrative, David takes the reader along on the exhilarating highs and shattering lows of his life, with his trademark sense of humor: We watch as he slams the door on his Portuguese heritage in favor of blond-haired, blue-eyed WASPdom; pursues stardom with a near-pathological relentlessness; realizes he’s gay and attempts to “turn straight” through Aesthetic Realism, a cult in downtown Manhattan; battles against dark and bitter moods; delights in his twenty-plus year relationship with Alan (known to millions of David’s online readers as “The One”); and shares the people, dishes, and events that shaped him.

NOTES ON A BANANA is at once a tender look at growing up, a candid take on the power of selfacceptance, and an unflinching tale of the hell of mental illness. David’s story is brutally honest and necessary, creating a sense of universality and enduring hope that today’s readers need more than ever.

David Leite has tackled everything from chocolate chip cookies to Welsh cakes, from the foods of Portugal to the tribulations of being a super taster—for print, radio, and television. In 1999, he founded the website Leite’s Culinaria, and in 2006 he had the distinction of being the first winner ever of a James Beard Award for a website, a feat he repeated in 2007. The following year, he won his third James Beard Award for his article on fried clams for the New York Times. His first book, THE NEW PORTUGUESE TABLE: Exciting Flavors from Europe’s Western Coast, explored the food of his heritage and won the 2010 IACP First Book/Julia Child Award. David is also a regular correspondent and guest host on NPR’s “The Splendid Table.” He splits his time between Connecticut and New York, but will travel anywhere for a good meal. 

David on Social

Web: http://leitesculinaria.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/davidleite
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidjosephleite/ 

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12: Audrey Sanchez: Balanced (Part II)

May 5, 2017
00:0000:00

Following the health primer with Dr. Michael Greger (Part I), I talk with Audrey Sanchez, the Executive Director of the new non-profit: BALANCED.

Balanced is a nonprofit aimed at making healthy food more accessible in workplaces, schools, hospitals, universities, and retail spaces across the country. Formed in collaboration with leading nutrition expert, Best-Selling author, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, Dr. Michael Greger, Balanced was created to help end the ongoing public health crisis that is associated with the overconsumption of unhealthy foods.

“As a mom, I know first-hand the challenges associated with finding healthy foods. The inspiration behind Balanced is simply the belief that it shouldn’t be as hard as it is to feed our families well,” Balanced Executive Director, Audrey Sanchez said. “Making healthier options more accessible in workplaces, schools, health care facilities, and universities is something I take very seriously. Given their scale, major food companies and institutions have the ability—and responsibility—to make simple but meaningful changes that will make it easier for our families to stay healthy. It’s time they stop serving foods that have such a negative impact on our health, and instead, serve more foods that reflect the best available nutrition evidence.”

Unique in its approach, Balanced's efforts focus on campaigning for alternatives to the unhealthy foods served by major food companies. Balanced’s goal of mobilizing consumers to demand these changes sets it apart. Balanced is calling on these food companies to reduce the amount of meat and foods high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and carcinogens they serve and increase health-promoting foods such as grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables.

Echoing Sanchez’s sentiments, Dr. Greger had this to say, “The science is clear. The research has shown, time and again, that diets high in meat are associated with increased risk of a variety of our leading killer diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, certain types of cancers, and premature death in general. One of the most significant ways a person can impact their overall health is to instead maximize their intake of whole healthy plant foods.”

Get Involved with BALANCED:

"Healthy food is a RIGHT, and we are going to FIGHT for it. For too long, too many major food corporations have prioritized their profits over our health. They’ve ignored federal dietary guidelines and the best nutrition evidence, and our families have paid the price—with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and premature death.

"These companies have created a public health crisis and blamed it on us, just like big tobacco did two generations ago. Like big tobacco, they’ve called consumer health an individual choice—not a corporate responsibility. The truth is, we’ve been set up to fail. When cafeterias, restaurants, and grocery aisles are overstocked with disease-causing foods, when major food corporations are promoting these products at every turn and piling them high on our plates, how much choice do we really have?"

Enough is enough: "TOGETHER, WE WILL HOLD MAJOR FOOD CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR BRINGING BALANCE TO CAFETERIAS, MENUS AND STORE SHELVES."

Learn more and sign up for the newsletter: http://www.Balanced.org 

Balanced on Social

People interested in joining the fight for balanced options can connect with the organization at its website, or on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, email info@balanced.org and direct media requests to media@balanced.org

Web: http://balanced.org
Facebook: http://facebook.com/getbalancednow 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/getbalancednow 
Instagram: http://instagram.com/getbalancednow 

The Trump Administration's Recent Act:

Dr. Greger (in Episode 10, Part I) references President Trump's recent directive unwinding Michelle Obama's nutrition efforts.
Read more here: 
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-administration-loosen-obama-era-school-lunch-rules-article-1.3120422

Other Links:
Dr. Greger's Podcast, Nutrition Facts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nutrition-facts-with-dr-greger/id1183093544?mt=2
NutritionFacts.org - http://www.nutritionfacts.org 

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11: Dr. Michael Greger: How Not To Die and Balanced (Part I)

May 5, 2017
00:0000:00

How not to die? A health primer with Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, the author of "How Not to Die," founder of NutritionFacts.org, and founder of the new non-profit: BALANCED. The mission of Balanced is that "TOGETHER, WE WILL HOLD MAJOR FOOD CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR BRINGING BALANCE TO CAFETERIAS, MENUS AND STORE SHELVES."  

Learn the THREE THINGS you must add to your diet AND remove from your diet to improve your 24 hours. 

Listen to Part II, with the Executive Director of Balanced - for more information on this ground-breaking non-profit.  

What can YOU do in your 24 Hours to make your life better?

Dr. Greger says, "Eat BETTER!"
- Three things to ADD every day: berries, greens and beans
- Three things to REMOVE from your diet: Trans Fats (deep fried foods), processed meats, and soda

Get Involved with BALANCED:

"Healthy food is a RIGHT, and we are going to FIGHT for it. For too long, too many major food corporations have prioritized their profits over our health. They’ve ignored federal dietary guidelines and the best nutrition evidence, and our families have paid the price—with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and premature death.

"These companies have created a public health crisis and blamed it on us, just like big tobacco did two generations ago. Like big tobacco, they’ve called consumer health an individual choice—not a corporate responsibility. The truth is, we’ve been set up to fail. When cafeterias, restaurants, and grocery aisles are overstocked with disease-causing foods, when major food corporations are promoting these products at every turn and piling them high on our plates, how much choice do we really have?"

Enough is enough: "TOGETHER, WE WILL HOLD MAJOR FOOD CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR BRINGING BALANCE TO CAFETERIAS, MENUS AND STORE SHELVES."

Learn more and sign up for the newsletter: http://www.Balanced.org 
Facebook: http://facebook.com/getbalancednow 
Twitter: http://twitter.com/getbalancednow
Instagram: http://instagram.com/getbalancednow 

 

The Trump Administration's Recent Act:

Dr. Greger references President Trump's recent directive unwinding Michelle Obama's nutrition efforts.
Read more here: 
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-administration-loosen-obama-era-school-lunch-rules-article-1.3120422

Other Links:
Dr. Greger's Podcast, Nutrition Facts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nutrition-facts-with-dr-greger/id1183093544?mt=2
NutritionFacts.org - http://www.nutritionfacts.org 

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10: Jason Cohen: #BigChangeTheFilm

May 4, 2017
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Inspiration, one pound at a time. Check out this short episode with Jason Cohen, his story and all the amazing people who have made "big changes" to inspire Big Change, The Film. 

Big Change the Film on Social

Web: http://www.bigchangethefilm.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bigchangethefilm
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bigchangethefilm

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9: Bridget Quinn: Art and Life

May 3, 2017
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Art and women and women and art. Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), which NPR’s Susan Stamberg calls “a terrific essay collection” with “spunky attitudinal, SMART writing,” marking the second time “attitudinal” has been used about Bridget's work (first: Kirkus Reviews, 1996). It is a book about 15 "underknown" women in the history of art, but it's also very much about perseverance and sticking with the hard things. Bridget's own story is woven into the biographies of the 15 women artists. In her life, as a young woman and now as someone who has entered the fifth decade, these women artists were lifelines for her: as inspirations and role models. She calls their art "a balm to [her] soul." Summary: these women are a f*cking big deal even if history hasn't always recognized them enough."

Raised on the high plains of Montana with two sisters, six brothers, a devout mother and a WWII Marine father, in a home surrounded by cows and nuclear missile silos, today Bridget lives in San Francisco with her husband, two children, two dogs and a ridiculous number of bikes. She's a grateful denizen of that lively creative community, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto where she is co-host of the GrottoPod, a lively ongoing conversation on writers and writing: https://www.sfgrotto.org/craft/grottopod/

She's also a triathlete, mom and pretty much awesome person.

Enjoy the show!

Buy BROAD STROKES
https://www.amazon.com/Broad-Strokes-Women-History-Order-ebook/dp/B01N6CJWVB 

Follow Bridget:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bquinnterest 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bquinnterest/ 
Web: www.bridgetquinnauthor.com 

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8: Sika Henry: Big Goals

April 28, 2017
00:0000:00

Goals are meant to be crushed. Sika Henry is a two-time marathon winner (yes, that's right---WINNER), and recently finished a marathon in 3:00:06. She found triathlon a few years ago, and has been hooked ever since. In this episode, we talk about why those six seconds make her crazy, her goals for being the first African American female professional triathlete, diversity in a largely un-diverse sport, and more.  

Sika is a fun and inspiring woman, who is headed for big things. 

Interested in supporting Sika in her journey via sponsorship?  
Email us at: same24hourspodcast@gmail.com 

Learn more about Sika by following her blog: http://why-i-run.blogspot.com 

More Resources:
Black Triathletes Associationhttp://www.blacktriathlete.org/ 
I Race Like a Girl - Tri Team: http://www.iracelikeagirl.com/

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