Category Archives: Conversations With Smart People

A Radical Approach to Forgiveness with Brenda Reiss

brenda reiss forgiveness coach

In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I interviewed Brenda Reiss, a gifted forgiveness coach whose guidance has changed my life in so many beautiful ways. I first interviewed Brenda back in 2017, when I was just beginning to move into the forgiveness process. At the time, I was struggling to accept that my […]

Lifestyle Design and Traumatic Brain Injury

Jennifer Soames of Santosha Bodywork

In this episode of Living Upp’s Conversations with Smart People, I talked with Jennifer Soames of Santosha Body Work about lifestyle design strategies related to Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, a topic that seems to be popping up more and more in the media recently. Scroll to the bottom for the full video interview. As someone who has […]

Self-Care for Cancer Survivors

Author Laren Watson's headshot

In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I talked with Laren Watson, author of WTF?! I Have Cancer?* and founder of The Permanent Remission Project, about how cancer survivors can use self-care in their healing journey. After being blindsided by a double cancer diagnosis (triple negative breast cancer and mantle cell lymphoma), Laren leaned […]

Overcoming Emotional Eating with Jessica Setnick

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In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I’m talking with Jessica Setnick, a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, about emotional eating. Jessica is the owner of Congruence Consulting and the author of The Eating Disorder Clinical Pocket Guide. She also teaches healthcare providers how to support those suffering with eating disorders through her Eating […]

Are You a Misunderstood Martyr?

Stephanie Myer, the Martyr Coach

In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I interviewed Stephanie Myer, The Martyr Coach, to better understand what it means to be a martyr. It’s a label that carries a lot of judgment. As Myer describes on her website, “Martyrs can be put down, eye-rolled and snickered at. We’re seen as melodramatic, self-imposed victims […]