By Kristen Smith
I’ve lost over 250 pounds and changed my life radically many times over. I’ll be detailing my life as a child in a religious cult, growing up as a fat kid, losing weight, bariatric surgery, fitness hacks, meal and life planning strategies and real life, tough love cheering you on to achieving your goals and aspirations. I don’t pet. I am silly. I am fun. And I am simply ordinary. Which means I am qualified to convince other ordinary folks how to do the extraordinary.
Destination Begin Sep 17, 2023
Nutrition and Teens with Dr Carla
Dr Carla Caturia, Teen Coach, assistant principal and college professor, joins me in this episode to talk about teenagers! Nutrition, habits, how to talk to and listen and lead by example are just a few topics we chat about. You can find Dr Carla on Instagram @drcarlacaturia to follow and learn more strategies and encouragement from her on all things kids and teens and more! Dr Carla would love to be a resource for you and your family. Reach out for a call to find out how she can best serve you! Carla@tamingteens.com
Sep 17, 202343:01
Your Day One Why and How
The final wedding recap, plus compelling reasons why today needs to be your day one and how to implement it being your day one. I also digressed into a little narrative about the value of letting go of your victim flag.
Sep 10, 202353:28
Some of the idiosyncrasies of Minnesota, and the things that stood out on my recent trip. Plus some live reporting at the Minnesota State Fair with Roy. This episode is all fun so listen in and experience a little Minnesota with me.
Aug 31, 202346:15
Roy’s First Story
A long and emotional sit down with my husband, Roy to hear the details of his life story. This is raw and unedited, in the hopes that you will hear the sincerity and emotion, and get a picture of the trajectory of his life. Over 48 years headed in one direction, repeating patterns that kept him stuck, before a hard pivot into a new direction, and the start of his second story. He tells his story so you will see that no matter what the theme of your first story, you can turn the page and write a new one, the moment you grab the pen.
Aug 20, 202301:51:48
Protein and Emotional Eating
A freedom experience in Chicago, some of my favorite protein ideas and a deep dive into emotional eating. Why do you emotionally eat and how can you break the chains?
Aug 13, 202301:07:18
Freedom - In Your Soul, Mind and Body
My next group program starts September 7 and it’s going to be a fully immersive intensive group “therapy-style” program. Freedom from food addiction, learning how to truly love on and invest in YOU and freedom from diet culture will be the focus. This is going to be life-changing and in this episode, I tell about why I chose this program to offer and who I am praying will be a part of it.
Aug 10, 202317:52
You are Coming to Save You
In this episode, I tell you all about my wedding, and then connect you to the power that you have to save yourself, one moment at a time. Also included is our wedding song.
Aug 02, 202348:09
Meditation and 10 Day Weight Loss
Creating your future via meditation and visualization. The power of rehearsing your food behaviors and my 10 day cut for wedding weight loss.
Jul 23, 202340:47
Freedom from Divorce
Divorce. It’s not easy to navigate and sometimes we have horrible ex’s to get over. So how do you do it? How do you move on happily and take your life back? I share my experience on finding freedom over time and ideas on how you can indeed take your life and make it whatever you wish, ex or not.
Jul 16, 202333:43
Weight Loss Success Story: Kate
My client, Kate is experiencing great success with consistently losing weight. In this episode, Kate talks about how she got started, how it’s going and what she’s learning in her first 10 weeks of individualized weight loss coaching with me. Listen and learn from Kate.
Jul 09, 202347:60
Eight reasons why you may not be losing weight
In this episode, I talk about meditation and learning about my brain and habits through Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work. His guided mediation and online course has been changing me, Roy and the energy in our household. www.doctorjoedispenza.com. Also in this episode, the top 8 reasons why you may not be losing weight plus how to address them.
Jul 02, 202301:04:37
How to Be The Greatest Woman Alive
Surround yourself with people who call you higher and make you better. A few of the life changing lessons I have learned from my best friend Amanda on her birthday - it’s wisdom we all need!
Jun 25, 202334:44
45th birthday list
I want more joy in my 45th year of life and some of the things that will curate that make a nice little list to focus on. Maybe some of these things will resonate with you too.
Jun 18, 202340:09
7 Pillars of Wisdom
A little recap about my Minnesota trip, my review of Shiny Happy People, and a list of the seven pillars of wisdom on which I frame my daily life.
Jun 11, 202351:57
Quit Drinking Or Sugar the EasyWay
A special guest this week, my friend and client Rachel Haugo! She found and read Allen Carr’s book, Quit Drinking Without Willpower - The EasyWay Method and it changed her life. This book applies also to any addiction, for me it’s sugar, and we talk about the book and it’s effect for her new sobriety and my relationship with sugar.
Jun 03, 202349:27
Is it really enjoyable?
You don’t have to go on auto pilot doing the things that you continually wish that you could stop doing. You can take a moment and notice what you’re really getting out of the things that you do each day. See how long the enjoyment lasts and really assess if it’s something that you want to keep going in your life.
May 31, 202303:36
Rehearse your experience
Instead of using energy to white knuckle your way away from being the old you, use your energy to mentally rehearse and prepare by creating the future you do want.
May 31, 202304:46
Memorial Day Morning
Free morning. Bask.
May 29, 202301:52
Fueling with Healthy Food
In this episode, I talk about the difference between fueling your body and simply eating for any other reason. I also dig into what foods to purchase at the grocery store for protein-based eating and what carbohydrates go well with it.
May 28, 202301:01:43
Your life will stay the same if you don’t allow your dreams some time in your imagination. Dream it. Visualize it. Then watch it come to you.
May 28, 202302:40
Nine minutes of hard work doesn’t accomplish a whole lot, but we sure think that nine minutes of extra sleep is worth delaying the start of our day. Defy the snooze button with logic.
May 27, 202303:14
You’re Suffering From Withdrawal
A craving is simply a withdrawal symptom. Pay attention to the next time you really want some thing and notice if the relief comes from actually eating the thing or is simply the relief of wanting the thing
May 26, 202303:59
It’s only food
Food is emotional and beautiful, and often presented to us in such a way that it pulls us in so we want it badly. One of my favorite mantras is to simply say “it’s only food” and move on. Give it a try.
May 25, 202303:41
Do you have to eat NOW?
Pay attention to your hunger cues. Do you have to stop everything and eat the minute you feel hunger? Do you feel physical hunger or is it just time to eat
May 24, 202303:40
24 hours in your dream body
If you could spend 24 hours in your dream body, you would come back from the experience, lit up and questioning why you hung onto the things that kept you stuck for so long.
May 23, 202303:58
What are you really giving up?
What are you really giving up when you stop eating junk food? Make a list and compare it to what you’re gaining. You may be surprised to see what you’re clinging to for no good reason at all.
May 22, 202304:31
The story of my love for origami, and how folding 1000 cranes changed my experience through one of the most difficult transitions of my life.
May 22, 202344:34
Soul Food Week - Assignment 7
This week is all about feeding your soul. Each day there will be an assignment for you to complete to feed your soul. At the end of the week you will be astonished at how much goodness you have fueled your self with Assignment 7 - Reflect and Implement
May 21, 202302:59
Soul Food Week - Assignment 6
This week is all about feeding your soul. Each day there will be an assignment for you to complete to feed your soul. At the end of the week you will be astonished at how much goodness you have fueled your self with Assignment 6 - Clean
May 20, 202302:31
Soul Food Week - Assignment 5
This week is all about feeding your soul. Each day there will be an assignment for you to complete to feed your soul. At the end of the week you will be astonished at how much goodness you have fueled your self with Assignment 5 - Fun
May 19, 202302:02
Soul Food Week - Assignment 4
This week is all about feeding your soul. Each day there will be an assignment for you to complete to feed your soul. At the end of the week you will be astonished at how much goodness you have fueled your self with. Assignment 4 - $5 Venmo
May 18, 202303:35
Soul Food Week - Assignment 3
This week is all about feeding your soul. Each day there will be an assignment for you to complete to feed your soul. At the end of the week you will be astonished at how much goodness you have fueled your self with Assignment 3 - Your Baby Blues
May 17, 202303:06
Soul Food Week - Assignment 2
This week is all about feeding your soul. Each day there will be an assignment for you to complete to feed your soul. At the end of the week you will be astonished at how much goodness you have fueled your self with. #2 Say Thank You Again
May 16, 202302:27
Soul Food Week - Assignment 1
This week is all about feeding your soul. Each day there will be an assignment for you to complete to feed your soul. At the end of the week you will be astonished at how much goodness you have fueled your self with.
May 15, 202302:23
Your Body and You
Some of my simple keys to wellness and using your body well. Your body is a powerful tool, and if it doesn’t work, you don’t get to experience life outside of 4 walls.
May 14, 202337:23
A little bit about my mom on this happy Mother’s Day.
May 14, 202304:51
The necessity of you
You are needed by those who know you AND by those you don’t. We can’t actually see all of those that have been impacted by us. But it is 100% true that you matter so bask in the necessity of you.
May 13, 202303:44
You are a soul that lives in a body and your body is the only way your soul gets to move around on the Earth to experience life. If you’d like a free workbook from my workshop, Healthy You, emailed to you, send me a DM at the Kristen Experience on Instagram or email me Kristen@kristensmithonline.com.
May 12, 202303:48
Creating a podcast
This podcast is called Destination Begin because from the very beginning, I have preached the beginning of anything is the most important part.
May 11, 202303:31
Believe someone else
When we can’t find the belief in our own power, we can call on the opinions of those who love us and imagine they’re correct. This feeds the transformation cycle and creates actual belief in your value. Rinse and repeat!
May 10, 202303:41
The power of a positive word cuts through the mundane and the fog and brings energy that can be felt in the moment and in the future. Can you change someone’s life today?
May 09, 202304:08
Don’t poll the audience
You already know the answer if you’re brave enough to listen to YOU.
May 08, 202302:56
Let it flow
Can you let yourself flow through your obligations today? Instead of hoping that they’re all over soon, so you can chill, can you notice the beauty around you, have gratitude for what you get to do, and simply be present?
May 07, 202302:30
The Floor of Not Fair
Digging into finding out my personal “why” led to the retelling of a story that was a turning point in my life. I discovered what was inside of me, that it had been there all along and would serve me through all of life’s unfair moments.
May 06, 202345:02
Let you be you
Can you double down on what you know you do well and pull yourself out of tasks and experiences that simply don’t bring your best? It’s great to work on your weaknesses, but also let you be you.
May 06, 202303:50
Yes you can
You will find reasons why you can’t, as well as reasons why you can. The reasons why you can’t will always be there, but the reasons you can will be built, found, given to you, and developed. Yes you can, absolutely you can.
May 05, 202304:01
What do you want to be known for?
Someday, people will stand around at your funeral and talk about you. You still have time to impact what they will say.
May 04, 202304:05
What qualities are you most proud of?
This podcast exists to empower you by you. So list off, rapidfire, the qualities of yourself that you’re most proud of. Return to this again and again, and continue to add to the list.
May 03, 202303:15
What do people come to you for?
What do people come to you for advice on? When someone has a need, and they reach out to you, what are they looking for? Focus on the gifts of your soul and how you serve those around you..
May 02, 202304:05
What are the consistent themes in your life?
Identify patterns and themes in your history. Notice where they have served you and where they have taken from you. With this information you can craft a more intentional future.
May 01, 202303:55