How to SAFELY navigate the new normal with Dr. Darria Gillespie
Dr. Darria is an ER doctor, CNN Medical Contributor, and all-around #bossbabe (her recent TED talk on “on How to triage your *Crazy busy* life” had over 1 million views in 1 month… #nbd! We asked her to join us to talk SAFETY: as cities move towards re-opening, how can we all start to “live our best lives” again (and ya know, like, maybe go to work!) but still manage risks?
Keeping Your Finances Healthy During a Pandemic with Trae Bodge
We’ve made it through a whole quarter in a pandemic, and many of us are left picking up the pieces. It seems like we get another closure notification of one of our favorite businesses every day (RIP POE Yoga in Short Hills, NJ and DanceBody in Williamsburg!), and so many laid-off or furloughed, we want to know what’s next, and what should we all be doing this month for the best chance possible at a financial come-back by summer’s end?We’re joined by the fabulous Trae Bodge, personal finance journalist & TV commentator, to help us work it all out. Trae was named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and FlexJobs. She is a contributor at CNN Underscored, and her commentary has appeared across media outlets nationwide… and we’re grateful to add Off the Gram to that list!
“Why Did I Come In This Room?” with Joan Lunden
Joan Lunden hosted Good Morning America for nearly two decades, making her the longest running host ever on early morning television. She remains one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities… not to mention she’s the mama of our co-host, Jamie!Joan redefined what it meant to be a working mom in America, and no one exemplifies aging gracefully and fearlessly like she does… and now she’s written a book about it! We chatted with this award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and all-around powerhouse about her book “Why Did I Come in This Room? A Candid Conversation on Aging,” to break down the stigma around “age” and talk about it all… the good, the “bad,” and the embarrassing!
“Should I Block My Boss?” and other quandaries, with TV’s Mara Schiavocampo
Mara Schiavocampo is a 4x Emmy-Award winning journalist who made her mark on shows like Good America and TODAY. But it was her personal journey to wellness that had the biggest impact on her life, and after losing 90 pounds and overcoming Binge Eating Disorder, Mara found that wellness was her new passion… especially after having her two adorable kiddos and wanting to be the best role model possible. Her passion fueled her, and today, she shares wellness trends on shows like Dr. Oz, and her own popular podcast, The Trend Reporter. Along the way, Mara struggled with conflicting feelings: was she a “serious journalist” or did she want to be a “lifestyle expert” & beacon of all things wellness? We can all relate to the feeling of being torn between our professional self and our personal persona, and social media makes it that much more pronounced. Knowing every post could be viewed by your friends - OR YOUR BOSS! - how do we balance the image we “put on” for work with the image we “put out there” for the rest of the world to see? Mara helps us dive in!
Telemedicine: Is this our future? with Dr. Robin Berzin
What is Telemedicine? Is it only for the very wealthy? Is it even “good enough”?! I mean… Can my doctor really see my hives from my iPhone camera in low light?! Is there even a “real” doctor on the other end of my tele-doc visit?We get the 411 from our guest, Dr. Robin Berzin. She is the founder and CEO of Parsley Health, a company that in 4 short years has basically CHANGED MEDICINE as we know it. No big deal!For more information on Parsley Health, or to connect with Dr. Robin Berzin, please head to:https://www.parsleyhealth.com/This episode is sponsored by Equilibria! Enter discount code "offthegram" for 15% off!
Leading the revolution in radical self-care with Latham Thomas
Fact: In the United States, Black women die from pregnancy-related complications three to four times the rate of white women. This is true no matter how much money they make, how much education they have, or where they live. We should all be furious that Black women are dying from preventable pregnancy-related causes… and WE ARE.We’re joined by Latham Thomas, a Celebrity Doula and Maternal Wellness Expert, named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100. Latham founded Mama Glow, a global women’s health and education brand serving women along the childbearing continuum. She is leading a revolution in radical self-care, guiding women everywhere to “mother themselves first,” and we’re grateful for her voice to help shed some light on these important topics on our show today!Latham's newest book,Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminious Living and Crowning the Queenwas JUST released on paperback from Hay House on June 16th. Learn more, and connect with Latham: @mamaglow @glowmavenwww.mamaglow.comThis episode is sponsored by Equilibria! Enter discount code "offthegram" for 15% off!
Learning To Chill the Eff Out While Still Slaying Life with Melissa Ben-Ishay
These days, the four of us co-hosts find ourselves hopping on our #TeamOfftheGramgroup text to yell "SOS!!" with increasing frequency. We are living in such difficult times, and there should be no shame in waving the white flag and admitting overwhelm... so why is it so hard sometimes?We're joined on today's show by Melissa Ben-Ishay, CEO of juggernaut sweets brand, Baked by Melissa cupcakes. After being fired from her advertising job back in '08 right in the midst of the recession, she decided to do something that made her feel happy rather than feeling sorry for herself. 10 years, 250 employees, 14+ retail locations, and a booming ecommerce business later, we know that Melissa - with her love of all things tie-dye & the Grateful Dead - is JUST the person we need to help us take pride inchilling the eff outin the pursuit of beingour best selves!This episode is sponsored by Equilibria! Enter discount code "offthegram" for 15% off!