PRPD #11: Managing anxiety, challenging mental health stigmas, & defining your personal style with Celia Edell.

Celia Edell is a contributing vlogger for Everyday Feminism, an advice for Polyester Magazine, a freelance writer and a feminist philosopher. She has her Master’s degree in philosophy and is especially interested in critical race theory, mental health awareness, feminist ethics and bad reality television.

In this episode Celia talks about why herbal tea and yoga aren’t always enough when it comes to managing our mental health. She shares the coping strategies she uses for dealing with her generalized anxiety disorder. She offers advice on what to do if you’re struggling with your mental health and don’t know where to turn. And she talks about how to find your own personal style and use it as a tool for your personal growth and development.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Celia deals with online trolls and protects her energy from negativity
  • Her advice for anyone who is struggling with their mental health and doesn't know where to turn
  • What Celia's generalized anxiety disorder feels like to her and how it impacts her day-to-day life
  • The coping mechanisms that she uses to manage her anxiety
  • Why her mental health changed when she moved overseas and how she dealt with it
  • Why Celia became a big advocate for anti-anxiety medications, even though she resisted them when they were first prescribed for her
  • How she met people and created support systems after moving to a new country
  • The ways her partner is able to support her when she's feeling anxious
  • How Celia developed her very unique personal style and the ways it contributed to her own personal growth

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PRPD #10: Loving your life, healing from chronic illness, & finding your own path to health with Meghan Telpner

PLUS, get a free audio download of Nicole Harlow's guided meditation from last week's episode!

Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. I started reading her blog back in 2009 when it was called Making Love in the Kitchen. While you can now find her at, she's still an advocate for vibrant living and her positivity is absolutely infectious! Meghan's story is incredible! She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had been told that medication and surgery were only treatment options. But she felt certain there was another path and within a month of making diet and lifestyle changes, Meghan was system free. We had an incredible conversation about her healing journey, how to find your own unique path to health, her new cookbook Undiet, and so much more. I also share why talking to Meghan created a big shift for me and how it changed the way I'm approaching my life.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why we should be finding our own unique path to health rather than following a particular program and how we can start doing that
  • How Meghan went into a mini retirement after being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and what he did that led her to be symptom-free within a month
  • The components of her ideal morning routine as well as a breakdown of the daily practices that she considers non-negotiable
  • What she's set her phone alarm to remind her of each morning
  • Why HIIT workouts are not right for everyone all the time and how to tune into your body to decide how it wants to move
  • What it means to "Undiet" your life and what the benefit of it are
  • The small tweaks you can make this week to boost your health monumentally (and they might not be what you'd expect)
  • Why lifestyle choices are so important to the health of your body
  • How to marinate in "awesome sauce" every night

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