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This podcast is a space for people to share their real, unfiltered experiences of success and failure and everything in-between. Join me as I interview people from all walks of life - and dive into their inspiring stories of making changes, overcoming challenges, and achieving goals all while embracing the messiness of life because life is…well, not perfect.
 
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Hi, everyone and welcome to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. This episode is going to be the last episode of season 2 and it’s going to look a little different. Instead of having a guest with me this week, I’m going to share some of my own advice on a topic I talk to clients about all the time. I’m going to use this format for some of the epis…
 
On today’s show, I sit down with writer, actor, director, and TedX Global Speaker Cara Greene Epstein. She is the award-winning writer and co-directed of Dragonfly, streaming on Amazon Prime. Today I talk to her about all things being a creative. We dive into the ways in which creatives think, feel and act. We discuss the benefits of being a free s…
 
We’re back for another episode of Well, Not Perfect. This week I’m here again with David Gray, who shared his knowledge of psychedelic medicine with us in the last episode. In Part 2, we flipped the script and this time David asked me the questions. Our conversation dives into the reality of talking about controversial topics in the age of the Inte…
 
Hello there and welcome back to Well, Not Perfect! I’m so excited to introduce this week’s guest, David Gray. He is a fellow therapist and good friend of mine. He is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Gray Matter Therapy, a private practice in the Chicagoland area. He is a trained therapist who assists clients who use psychedelic medicine for …
 
Today on Well, Not Perfect, I sit down with Kati Wax. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and the owner of Lincoln Park Psychology. Her passion is to affect others to make meaningful change. She is an extraordinary therapist and leader in the field of psychology in the Chicagoland area. Listen in as she explains the power of boundary setting du…
 
Welcome to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today, I want you to prepare yourself because this is a conversation most of us dread, and that is discussing our financial health. Now before you turn off this show, I want you to just take a moment and think about why this is one of the most important elements of your well being. On today’s show, y…
 
TW / Trigger Warning Welcome back! This is your host and therapist, Audrey Grunst. Boy do I have a good episode to share with you today! It’s a story that most of us could never imagine—yet somehow throughout this story, there's an interconnection between what my guest went through and what we experience everyday. Today I sat with Elena Breese. She…
 
Today on Well, Not Perfect I have a guest who doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk. I would like to introduce you to Mason Spector, the Co-Founder of Madhappy, a global lifestyle and apparel brand on a mission to create a more optimistic and inclusive world. Mason has been named Forbes 30U30 and is changing the world through his platform a…
 
Hello hello and welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today I sit down with Whitney Reynolds, and let me tell you that my conversation with her left me feeling empowered to say the least. Whitney is the Emmy nominated host of The Whitney Reynolds Show, a talk TV show that is dedicated to being a safe space for delicate life stories.…
 
Welcome back to Well, Not Perfect. Today I sat down with an extremely wise, humorous, and lovely guest who I absolutely admire in the field of counseling and entrepreneurship. I can't wait for you to meet her. Sarah Buino is the CEO, Founder of Heart Heart Therapy in Chicago, and podcast host of Conversations With A Wounded Healer. If you are someo…
 
Today October 10th, 2021, is World Mental Health Day. On behalf of Simply Bee and our relationship with MTV Entertainment and Mental Health Is Health, we are using this opportunity for you to get inspired and take action towards mental health in your life and your community. This is on the heels of May 20th, the first inaugural Mental Health Action…
 
Welcome back, everyone! I have an AMAZING show for you today. I sit down and vibe with Lola Wright. When I mean vibe, I mean I sit down and find myself immediately absorbed into the conversation with her. She is incredibly smart, insightful, and in tune with the world today. Every guest I have on the show is special in their own way and Lola is spe…
 
TW // Trigger warning: This episode contains sensitive topics. Welcome back to Part II of the episode with Morgan’s Message. I now sit down with Dona and Aberlee Rodgers, Morgan’s mom and twin sister. Dona and Aberlee share their own experience and what they’ve learned through their tragic loss. In Part II of this episode you will learn: How to tal…
 
TW // Trigger warning: This episode contains sensitive topics. Welcome to a very special 2-part episode on Well, Not Perfect. This episode is close to my heart because it hits home for me. You guys may or may not know that I was a D1 volleyball player who experienced a sudden career-ending injury that caused me to spiral into anxiety and depression…
 
Today on Well, Not Perfect, I am so proud to have Dionne Miller. She is an incredibly talented female Sports Anchor and Reporter at ABC7 Chicago. Prepare to get a glimpse inside of her incredibly resilient mind and see the personal side of her life that often doesn’t get seen on TV. As I was talking with Dionne, I couldn’t get over the fact that he…
 
If you or someone you know has ever been in an abusive relationship this is the episode for you today because I’m talking to Beth Watson, a survivor, and activist. Beth's Instagram account @yourinnersherlock gives you an honest look at the mindset of a survivor and the horrible manipulation that's called gaslighting. This is a really important epis…
 
If you are a businesswoman, this is the perfect episode for you because I’m chatting with two inspirational sisters, Sarah and Erin Potempa the owners and creators of The Beachwaver and a local store which is my favorite, B.Bungalow here in Libertyville, Illinois. This episode was recorded all the way back before COVID believe it or not, and we met…
 
Are you a woman growing a business but feel like the stereotypes are getting in the way of your success? If so then this is the episode for you because today I’m chatting with Rita Barry, marketing expert and the founder of Rita Barry & Co., a digital marketing strategist expert. For the past ten years, she and her team have been helping women-led …
 
If you are an entrepreneur, writer or artist then this episode is for you because today on AOTC we dive deep (and I mean deep) into the mindset of people who are creators and who have a mission to share their gift. Today I sit down with Jennie Nash, creator and owner of Author Accelerator Today you will learn, the money mindset that will mess with …
 
Do you practice gratitude everyday? If not, then this is the episode for you because today I’m chatting with Lani Silversides. Lani was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2018 and she found purpose in her diagnosis and founded the nonprofit, SG United Foundation and Mindful Performance, LLC to empower young girls through sports, m…
 
Do you have an emotional relationship with food? If so, this is the episode for you because today I sit down with Amber Romaniuk. She is the CEO of Gain Food and Body Freedom and host of The No Sugarcoating Podcast. Amber is helping women to overcome their eating disorder behaviors and rebuild healthy relationships with food and their bodies throug…
 
Has mental health impacted your life or someone you know? If so then this is the episode for you because today I sit down with Nancy Eigel-Miller founder of the nonprofit 1N5. Nancy turned a devastating life experience into the fuel to drive her new lifes purpose which is to save young lives from suicide. Her organization partners with the Cincinna…
 
If you or someone you know has struggled with infertility or pregnancy loss, and feels like no one understands what you are going through then this episode is for you because today I chat with Aimee Baron, Founder and Executive Director of “I Was Supposed to Have a Baby”. Today Aimee shares her struggle with infertility and the losses she has exper…
 
If you are someone who has a goal in mind and wants to show the world what it is but the imposter syndrome is getting in the way then this episode is for you because we talk about the mind traps of self doubt and the fear that holds you back from showing the world what it is you are capable of. Today you will learn how to stop comparing yourself to…
 
The uncertainty of COVID-19 has put all of us in the unknown territory of working from home. If you are someone who thrives on routine and consistency yet you feel out of control and aimless then this episode is for you because today we share concrete suggestions on time management and how to create a mindset that makes you productive and successfu…
 
If you are someone who has struggled to find self-love, then this episode is for you because we are breaking down why self-love isn’t just a cliché and what it can do for you after you find it. Today you will learn, why therapy is important even though it might seem selfish, how to become a leader when you’ve never considered yourself as one, and t…
 
If you are or someone you know is a rescue and responder then this podcast is for you because today we dive into the mental and physical demands that are unique to those people who put their life on the line every single day. In this episode I sit down with Annete Zapp owner of FireSQ Fitness. FiresSQ Fitness is dedicated to improving quality of li…
 
This week is a bonus episode where I join Dayhouse Coworking in Highland Park, Illinois for one of their free virtual coworking sessions to speak about certainty in uncertain times. Right now their is an oppurtunity to showcase mental health in a new light. As something that everyone has, we can now break the stigma and talk about it now more openl…
 
Whether you are someone who is skeptical about astrology, or an avid horoscope reader this episode is for you because were diving into everything you need to know to use astrology to transform your life. Today you will learn, what a birth chart really is and how to use it to your benefit, what mercury in retrograde really means, and why it’s import…
 
If you are someone who wakes up in the morning and dreads the question "What am I going to wear today?" This is the episode for you because we are getting real and honest about why women hate to get dressed in the morning and what positive body affirmations help us feel better about the body we live in. Today you will learn how to navigate the sens…
 
If you are someone who has been told to keep your opinion to yourself in order to fit in to society’s image of the perfect female then this podcast is for you because were breaking down why it is important to let young girls say what they’re thinking and have their own voices. Today you will why letting go of what people think will make you happier…
 
Is self care overrated and actually putting more pressure on women? If you are someone who thinks self care means soaking in a bath and listening too Josh Groban then this podcast is for you because we are breaking down the brutal truth behind self care and debunking the myths behind the self care fad that leads women to believe that a massage can …
 
Are you someone with limiting beliefs and it holds you back from living your most authentic life? If you are a women who was raised in a traditional home that supports traditional beleifs about women then this is the show for you because I sit down with Ruby Kular, CEO of Nazarr Cosmetics, Ruby is a second generation Indian-Canadian women has desig…
 
Before we get into today’s episode I just want to tell you how much I am loving this journey in the podcast world. I have never felt more invested in a project in my life! This is a true labor of love. Today, December 25th 2019 I am sincerely grateful for all of you who have shown me an immense amount of love. Since starting this show almost 8 week…
 
When does ambition turn into workaholism? If you are someone who runs on a hamster wheel trying to discover new ways to build your happy life but you get less than desirable results then this podcast is for you because I sit down with Haley Burkhead, an extremely positive, eager, and successful young female CEO who tells the brutal truth about why …
 
Do you aspire to open your own business but you let fear get in your way? If you are someone who has a talent and want to enter the world of ownership then this is the episode for you because Liz Hansen, owner of Chicago Boudoir Photography tells us why you don’t need to have it all figured out before you start. It is time to be your own boss. In t…
 
Are you searching for a way to feel more confident in your skin? If you are someone who avoids looking in the mirror and prefers to be intimate in the dark this episode is for you because it’s not about how you look it's about how you feel inside. Discover how boudoir photography can empower you. Today I sit down with Liz Hansen owner of Chicago Bo…
 
Do you measure your worth based on how much you got done? If you are someone who measures her success based on a to-do list, then this episode is for you because your worth is NOT measured by a list of to-dos, your sense of worth lives inside of your mind. It’s time to conquer it. Learn how to slow down and measure your worth from the inside out. T…
 
Did you know more and more adults are identifying procrastination as one of biggest causes of anxiety? Yet it remains a taboo topic for most adults? Why is that? Well today we explore why it’s not just teenager thing, it’s something we all do in varying degrees. Today on AOTC we dive into the nitty gritty aspects of procrastination to figure out ex…
 
Ok guys, how many of you are curious about what people talk about in therapy? Of course that next to impossible because of privacy laws but I wanted to find a way to open the door, just ever to slightly, to give you a glimpse inside my office. TodayI sit down with a former client of mine. Her name is Tessa and she is a successful women who is so fr…
 
If you’re like me, saying no is hard. It’s even harder as a woman when we are taught to be the “nice girl” After listening to Anne Levinstein a female veteran police officer, turned divorce coach and mediator, you will learn why it’s not safe to be the nice girl and why a firm 'no' can save your life. If that wasn’t enough she will also teach you h…
 
When you're split between home and work and social life, it's hard to be genuine all the time, let alone find time to take care of yourself. Today, I get some great life advice from Jess Stoffel, a #LadyBoss business owner with some words of wisdom for all you women out there that (just like me) let your inner critic get the best of you. Not anymor…
 
Women have medical and legal concerns that the other half of the population will never know about (can I get an amen, mothers?). Join me as I learn from one of the best experts on these topics, Sarah King. She gets into what to expect at the doctor's office, what to do if you feel wronged, and how to set yourself up for success at every stage along…
 
Join me (and my new puppy, Rosie) as we interview Sarah Hillenbrand about health, fitness, and the dreaded imposter syndrome. Learn to live authentically as a woman, wife, and mother. Sarah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahfitfoody/ Sarah's LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/sarahhellenbrandfun --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aud…
 
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