Off The Gram


“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!

More Episodes


Back to School(?!?) with Teacher, Activist, & People Mag's "Sexiest Teacher Alive," Nicholas Ferroni

Going back to school is the topic hot on everyone's minds right now… and whether you're a mom or not, everyone seems to have an opinion. On one hand, we hear that we may be damaging our children (both educationally & emotionally) by restricting their socialization. On the other hand, we hear from experts and teachers across the country who say there is no possible way to return to school safely.We’re joined today by Nicholas Ferroni, a high school history teacher from Union, NJ who has a thing or two to say on the matter… and there’s no one whose opinion we value more. Why? Nicholas has been noted as one of the "100 Making a Difference” and one of the "Most Influential Educators In America;” he was named "Upstander of the Year" by the Human Rights Campaign for his work with LGBTQ youth; he designed a social experiment on the important of gender equality in politics that Whoopi Goldberg called “the best social experiment ever” (no big deal!)... oh and he was named the Sexiest Teacher Alive by People Magazine - CASUAL!!Nicholas is a walking, talking example of that which he preaches… he is a social activist who educates, mentors and inspires students causing them to not only BE inspired & to INSPIRE OTHERS. We’re grateful he’s here today to inspire us, and shed some light on this sticky topic from his view on the front lines of the conversation.