108 Is The Pill Making Us Sick? Holly Grigg-Spall Interview

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Hello, my Clan of the Crave Bears! On today’s show we will be talking about the pill, actually, a book called “Sweetening the Pill” by Holly Grigg-Spall. In the interview, Holly and I talk about my experience with birth control and how scary it was. The reason I want to talk about this today is because millions of healthy women take a powerful drug every day, from mid-teens to menopause. Few know the effects or potential side effects.

Contrary to cultural myth, birth control pills impact every organ and function of the body and yet most women don’t even think of it as a drug. Depression, anxiety, rage, panic attacks, are just a few of the effects of being on the pill. When the pill was first released, it was thought that women would not submit to taking a medication when they weren’t sick. Now the pill is making women sick! Holly Grigg-Spall’s book that we are going to talk about has inspired a documentary! Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, the producers of “The Business of Being Born” are producing a new documentary, and Holly is the consulting producer and writer. This is a great book and great interview. If you are on birth control pills or any other hormonal birth control you will definitely want to listen to this episode!

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Show Notes:

  • When did Holly start taking the pill?
  • How long did she stay on the pill?
  • Why aren’t we worried about the impact of birth control?
  • How is her relationship with being a woman now that she is off the pill?
  • How does the pill affect attraction?
  • What is post pill syndrome?
  • What is the pro period movement?
  • What are some healthy alternatives?
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Resources:

bit.ly/craveoilkit

Moody Bitches by Julie Holland

 Daysyview App

www.sweeteningthepill.com

Mighty Maca Greens

Annmarie Gianni Essential Oils

 

 

107 Pussy with Mama Gena

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Hello, my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s show is going to be super juicy. There are going to be some naughty words so if you have any little bunnies you might want to listen to this episode when they are not around. I am interviewing Mama Gena also known as Regena Thomashauer! Regena is the founder of The School of Womanly Arts.

The final live Cravings Cleanse kicks off this week! There is still time to join! There are two classes a week and you can call in either one or both days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class number one is on Thursday, September 22nd! I have a special discount just for listeners: crave50 and get $50 off the cleanse. You can still get in January but it will be a play at home version.

I wanted to have Mama Gena on the show because I know a lot of women struggle with how to trust ourselves and how to trust our bodies. How do you do this? Mama Gena has been exploring female desire, pleasure and power for over 20 years. I believe her interview and book are going to set the world on fire! She started The School of Womanly Arts in her living room in 1998 and has since then grown it into a global movement. Regena believes that women are the greatest, untapped natural resource on the planet. She teaches us (them) to turn on our innate feminine power and create the life they love. Her approach comes from decades of research in the social, cultural and economic history of women. In addition to being the leader at The School of Womanly Arts, she is an author of 4 books.

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Show Notes:

  • How did The School of Womanly Arts come to be?
  • Why is the term sister goddess required?
  • How powerful are our pussies?
  • Why was Pussy chosen for the title of her new book?
  • How can pussy open doors?
  • What is clitoracy?
  • What is pussy rehab sequence?
  • What is her dream?
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Resources:

www.cravingscleanse.com

Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts: Using the Power of Pleasure to have your Way with the World

Mama Gena’s Owner’s and Operator’s Guide to Men

Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual

Pussy: A Reclamation

#pussyareclamationdancebreak – Rock out daily to your favorite jam and post the video with this hashtag!

Woman Don’t Ask- Linda Babcock

www.mamagenas.com/newbook

106 3 Mindset Tricks for Any Cleanse

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Welcome back to the Crave Cast! Today I will be talking about the 3 mindset tricks for any cleanse or detox, diet, exercise etc. Mindset is everything! That’s why I fell in love with positive psychology. A funny example of this comes from my kid from this past weekend. My husband and I decided that we love musicals so much that we wanted to show my kid. We started with “Chorus Line”. My kid fell in love with this, especially the number where there is acrobatics. My son decided he

A funny example of this comes from my kid from this past weekend. My husband and I decided that we love musicals so much that we wanted to show my kid. We started with “Chorus Line”. My kid fell in love with this, especially the number where there is acrobatics. My son decided he needed to start working out to be like the actor/dancer he saw in that number. He did a lot of push-ups, sit-ups and other exercises on Saturday. On Sunday, he came to me and told me that when he exercises that it makes his stomach hurt. I explained to him that this is normal and that sometimes you will be sore to get what you really want in life. This was a great mindset moment for us!

Also, I have a special announcement so make sure you take note!

 

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Show Notes:

  • Who are the happiest people?
  • What is something people everywhere value?
  • What is one of the best ways to boost your happiness?
  • How do you do gratitude correctly?
  • Growth mindset vs fixed mindset

 

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Resources:

 

www.cravingscleanse.com

 

105 Listener Q&A: On Cravings + Adulting

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Welcome back to The Crave Cast my Clan of the Crave Bears and welcome any new listeners from iHeart Radio! So honored to be added to iHeart Radio. I want to make sure everyone knows two of the greatest things that are going on in my world. I created this three-part series all about cravings: bacterial, nutritional, emotional and physical with some positive psychology sprinkled into the mix. That is up this week until September 9th! Go watch those at bit.ly/3cravevideos and you can also find them at cravecastpod.com. On the 10th, the Cravings Cleanse is opening its doors! This is an 8-week program and I give you live coaching sessions for 8 weeks to help you with your healing and it’s just a delicious cleanse. We are going to be drinking green smoothies and eating real food and I will be there for you twice a week! You can go to cravingscleanse.com on September 10th!

We have our winner for the August swag bag, Stephanie Cahill! I’m so excited to send this enormous box of goodies to you! On top of all the wonderful gifts, you get the special bonus gift from guest author Nancy Lavigne, her book Worthy! You get to join her Worthy program which is worth over 700 dollars!

Up next we have our two listener questions about adulting (not adultery) and cravings. Make sure you stay tuned all the way until the end because these questions are great!

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Show Notes:

  • Is there such a thing as willpower to ignore cravings?
  • How can you get naps in your day?
  • How can you use prepped foods to help with cravings?
  • What is adulting?

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  • What does learning entail?
  • Take the risk!
  • Can you ask too many questions?
  • How can you talk about challenging things together?

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Resources:

Bit.ly/funsummermenu

Bit.ly/3cravevideos

www.cravecastpod.com

www.cravingscleanse.com

 

104 Dairy Cravings: Tell Me About Your Mother

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! I am back from my summer vacation! We went to Oregon to visit with my family and then went to Pennsylvania to visit with my husband’s family. We have so much fun but it wasn’t a relaxing trip. We are all exhausted! Maybe you have had a similar experience visiting family.

Make sure you tune into next week’s show. I will be announcing September 2016 Craving Cleanse. I’m going to offer a great deal just for crave cast listeners. This will be the last live craving cleanse! Things are changing here at craving cleanse headquarters.

Today we are going to be talking about dairy cravings and fall energy. First, we are going to have a Q&A on dairy with Sarah Peck and then we are going to dive into a spiritual reading with Monica Kenton to see what’s in store for September!

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Show Notes:

  • When were Sarah’s cravings the strongest?
  • What was it like growing up with her mother?
  • Did her cravings change when her mother came to visit after giving birth?
  • Is your body asking for certain things with your cravings?
  • When did Monica’s spirituality pop up in her life?
  • How did she move from Catholic faith to Native American spirituality?
  • How does she help people find their balance?
  • What can we expect in September?

Resources:

www.monicakenton.com

www.facebook.com/monicakenton

103 Unlatched Breastfeeding with Jennifer Grayson

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Today on the Crave Cast I am interviewing Jennifer Grayson. She is an author of a new book called: Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of Controversy. Breastfeeding is certainly a controversy here in the United States. We have an incredibly large international diverse population but her book and the topic it covers is so interesting. Her book really dives into the history of breastfeeding and the trouble that women in America of having with it and the different topics around it.

Jennifer is an environmental journalist, Huffington Post columnist and her work has appeared in several publications. After having her own children, her lifetime commitment to restore the vanishing connection to the natural world led her to her research for Unlatched. Be sure to stay tuned until the end and share this podcast with anyone you know who is pregnant, wants to become pregnant or is having problems with breastfeeding.

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Show Notes:

  • How much controversy is there around breastfeeding?
  • Why are we afraid of boobs?
  • Modern society vs not
  • What are the rates of breastfeeding in America now?
  • What has she learned through the process of writing this book?
  • What can be done to support pro-breastfeeding?
  • Are all hospitals baby friendly?
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Resources:

www.jennifergrayson.com
Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of Controversy

Jennifer’s Facebook

102 Bread, Wine, and Chocolate with Simran Sethi

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Welcome back Crave Bears! In today’s interview, I will interview food educator, eco-hero, and journalist, Simran Sethi on her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods we Love. She reveals what we are losing and how we are losing it and how to rescue the foods that we crave. It’s an amazing book and a great introduction to all of the forces that come together to bring us this incredible cornucopia earth has to offer. Stay tuned until the end to dive into this book with me and Simran!

Also, this month’s swag bag is a $1700 swag bag! Our guest today is adding something juicy this month to the swag bag. Go over to iTunes and leave a review about the show!

 

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Show Notes:

  • How was Simran inspired to write her book?
  • Why is it a problem that our food is 30 percent the same stuff?
  • Why are we headed towards the sixth mass extinction?
  • How is the suicide rate within the farmer population?
  • Why is it important to let people know about the food crisis?
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Resources:

Seeds of Change

www.localharvest.org

Bread, Wine, Chocolate

 

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101 Feel Worthy with Nancy Levin

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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! Welcome to episode 101! A couple of announcements, last week we had a great interview with Dan Harris author of 10 Percent Happier where we talked about meditation for skeptics. We announced a 14-day meditation challenge! You can join us every day. It’s 5 minutes or less a day and we are right in the middle of it but you can join now! Go to the app store and download Dan Harris’s 10 Percent Happier meditation app. It’s free and for the first 7 days, you get quick little video lessons about the basics of meditation. Join us on facebook at bit.ly/wfdgroup with daily hits from me and tips, our meditation journey. We made it a 14-day challenge because the science shows that if you meditate every day for 14 days you start seeing a benefit from meditating.

Next big announcement, we are having our first live meetup! Come join me and other Crave Bears at our Crave Bear Picnic! I’ll be in my hometown, Portland, Oregon on August 14th from 5 to 7 pm. Come join me at the Arbor Lodge park in the picnic area!

Also, this month’s swag bag is a $1700 swag bag! Our guest today is adding something juicy this month to the swag bag. Go over to iTunes and leave a review about the show and we will tell you more about what that means in today’s episode! So make sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode.

Today we are talking about self-worth. This is one the biggest causes for food cravings and emotional eating. Just not feeling worthy. Today our guest, Nancy Levin will be talking about money, finances and the stress that women experience around these topics which then leads them to use food to calm us down. We will be specifically talking about how food and craving relate to our “money story”. We will be talking about Nancy’s new book: Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth. She is also the bestselling author of Jump…And Your Life will appear and Writing for my Life…Reclaiming the Lost Pieces of Me. She is a master integrative coach and the creator of the Jump coaching and Worthy coaching programs. She works with clients privately and in groups to design lives in alignment with their truths and desires. You can visit her online at www.nancylevin.com .

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Show Notes:

  • What made Nancy want to write “Worthy”?
  • What did she do at Hay House?
  • Why is it so hard to delegate?
  • What is the difference between self-worth and net worth?
  • When do we start to set our beliefs?
  • Self-esteem vs. self-worth
  • Let’s talk commitments!
  • How can boundaries affect net worth?
  • What is “the cycle”?
  • Why is action so important?
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Resources:

www.nancylevin.com

Hay House/Balboa Press http://www.hayhouse.com

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100 Meditation for the Skeptics with Dan Harris

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We’re here! It’s episode 100! Welcome, my Clan of the Crave Bears! I’m so excited to be announcing episode 100! Who would have thought a year and a half ago when I launched this little show that we would now have this vibrant, growing, engaged community of you, my Crave Bears. We are growing in numbers every week. Thank you so much for your support! And thank you to all the authors, experts and dear friends of mine who have come onto the show to share their wisdom and give you inspiration.

Our topic today is something that I have struggled with over the years but I have seen the positive effect it has had on my own life. When done correctly this technique can work on the body and mind. So today, my dears, we are going to talk about meditation with none other than Dan Harris! He is an award-winning journalist from Good Morning America. We are going to talk about the benefits of meditation and Dan’s story.

But at the end of the show, I want you to stick around because we have a special announcement on how you can get in on our two-week meditation challenge with me and Dan. I was very lucky to meet Dan a couple of times last year when his book 10 Percent Happier came out. This book is a skeptic’s guide to meditation. At 7 am in 2004 Dan Harris freaked out in front of 5 million people. He had an all-out panic attack on Good Morning America. Half way through what he was supposed to read on a live show, he just bailed. To redeem himself he had to go on a healing journey. The psychologist he saw found the probable cause of his well-hidden drug use, depression after recovering for several years reporting on the war in Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Iraq. He was self-medicating and dabbling in some serious drugs and it led to this on-air panic attack.

I want to tell you about our special August swag bag! For our 100th episode to celebrate, it’s actually not going to be a $1000 swag bag, but a $1700 swag bag! To win this swag bag all you have to do is go to iTunes and leave a meaningful review on The Crave Cast and subscribe to the show. Send me a screenshot of the review via email, Twitter, Facebook or in a comment here to be entered to win.

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Show Notes:

  • How did Dan get into meditation?
  • How does he feel about spirituality?
  • What is “the voice in our head”?
  • What kind of people should you be weary of when learning about meditation?
  • What is the science behind meditation?
  • Why keep meditating?
  • How many kinds of meditation are there?
  • How was his first retreat?
  • How does meditating make you less of an asshole?
  • What is emotional intelligence?
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Resources:

10 Percent Happier

10 Percent Happier App

www.headspace.com  

www.instagram.com/deliciousalex

99 Life + Spirituality for Healing

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! We have two great and interesting interviews for you today ,but first I want to make sure you know that we are having a picnic. That’s right! We are having our very first Crave Bear Picnic: August 14th in my hometown Portland, Oregon. So let’s have a picnic! On August 14th at Arbor Lodge Park in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Come out 5 to 7pm pacific time. I would love to see you and meet you. Bring something to share, bring yourself, your family. I’m going to bring my family and it’s going to be super fun.

This week we are starting something new on the Crave Cast. A lot of you, including me, have a spiritual bent. Many of us are curious about spirit, we pray, we meditate, we connect to the earth, we have our own version of connection with something bigger.

So I decided to have my dear friend Monica Kenton on the show. I call Monica when I need a little spiritual re-tuning. I asked Monica if she would be part of an experiment and be our spiritual guide. Help us bring more spiritual energy into our lives whether its God, the Universe, Spirit or whatever you call it. Monica agreed to come on the show once a month to tell us her perspective and help guide us a little bit. She is a wonderful spiritual mentor and trained in several different modalities from ancient wisdom, modern day spiritual practices, trained as a shaman and she is very socially conscience. She really wants to help people make a life they love while making a difference to the planet. Monica is going to tell us what’s happening right now and what are the energies of August and what actions can we take from this spiritual guidance to really awesome results. Be sure to listen all the way through!

After Monica, I am going to be interviewing Jamie Martin, the head editor at Experience Life Magazine. I was so honored to be on the cover of Experience Life Magazine a couple of months ago. I’m having her on the show to talk about as an experienced publisher what inspires her and what is she looking for next in terms of trends in this healthy living world.

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Show Notes:

  • How did Monica become a spiritual mentor?
  • What exactly does she do?
  • What is the energy like coming up?
  • How can we get over the “I’m not good enough”?
  • What advice does she have for people going into august?
  • How did Jamie get into Experience Life Magazine?
  • Why this magazine?
  • What kind of feedback does she get from readers?
  • What inspires her?
  • The 80/20 rule
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Resources:

www.monicakenton.com

www.facebook.com/monicakentonfans

www.experiencelife.com

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