Kick Ass Life
By Elle Russ & Tara Garrison
Kick Ass LifeAug 11, 2021
Ep 74: Tara's new book - SHORT-TERM KETO!
Elle Russ chats with Tara Garrison about her new book Short-Term Keto: A 28-Day Plan to Find Your Unique Carb Threshold. Her book is available for pre-order on Amazon now!
Ep 73: Coaching & Retreats
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ talk about Tara's recent regenerative farm event in Oklahoma and her 2022 Zion National Park "Higher" Retreat! They also chat about their experiences as coaches and some of the themes that show up.
Ep 72: Regenerative Agriculture - The “Clean Meat”
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison discuss the regenerative agriculture movement and why it is critical to all of our futures and the future of food in general. Also discussed are the misconceptions behind climate change and meat consumption put forth in vegan propaganda films.
Ep 71: Is Ego the Enemy?
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss the concept of the ego - how it benefits us and how we can use it to our advantage in order to improve our lives, yet also pointing out the negative sides and how to adapt our primal egos to this modern world of higher consciousness.
Ep 70: Self-Perception
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about our perceptions of self as it relates to how we inform and instruct people on who we are and how to treat us. They discuss everything from the unconscious formation of self-image to the conscious practice of developing positive self-perceptions...and thus creating and fostering high self-esteem and confidence.
Ep 69: Addictions to Emotions
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ talk about how we get unconsciously addicted to certain unhealthy emotions and states of being, and how to unravel it so we can move forward with focusing on our future - versus being stuck in past patterns or past events. They discuss what causes and ignites these addictions and how to work ourselves out of it and into more elevated states and more elevated, positive emotions.
Ep 68: Seriously, What Do You Want?
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison discuss getting to the core of identifying what you want in life so that you can create it. How knowing what you want helps cultivate and define your boundaries.
Ep 67: To Each Their Own
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about the various ways in which we judge how other people run their lives and discuss the root of why and when we get involved in other people’s business, and how to get out of that mode so we can uplift our vibrations and focus on our own success and happiness.
Ep 66: Forgiveness
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about the concept of forgiveness - towards others and towards ourselves. Why it is important to go down the path of forgiveness, regardless of whether the wrongdoer deserves it or not.
Ep 65: Nature Deficiency
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ talk about the scientific research behind why being immersed in nature is critical for our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.
Ep 64: Neanderthal Thinking
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison talk about the inner lives of our hunter-gatherer ancestors and how we have a lot to learn from their qualities, and ways of thinking.
Ep 63: Capacity Vs. Confidence
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about our capacity versus our confidence when it comes to pursuing our dreams, learning new skills, and more.
Ep 62: Marie Kondo-ing Your Life
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about the concepts in Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - and how you can synthesize these principles into ALL areas of your life.
Ep 61: Challenging Your Beliefs Around Food
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss how people identify themselves with food/diets and how to challenge and uncover your true beliefs around specific diets or eating paradigms - noticing where you might be too attached in ego or adopting beliefs that aren’t even true for you and your body.
Ep 60: How We Eat at Home and Away
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison talk about how they eat at home, at restaurants, and while traveling - offering tips, tricks, and hacks to stay on the healthy track and getting rid of any restrictive mindsets.
Ep 59: Reparenting Yourself
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about crappy parenting elements that contribute to the skewed way we look at the world, our life, and our relationships. Discussion includes how to identify these factors and how to parent yourself out of them so that you no longer sabotage your current life and future.
Ep 58: Improving Your Relationship With Social Media
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about improving the relationship you have with social media and how to use social media platforms in a positive, enriching way vs. a toxic approach.
Ep 57: Are You Fear Or Faith Motivated?
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about the various ways in which we are motivated by fear or by faith in all of our endeavors, and how to move away from fear-based motivations.
Ep 56: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about tips and tricks for eating healthy on a budget.
Ep 55: Tara's Bikini Competition
Elle Russ interviews Tara Garrison about her recent experiment of jumping into the world of bikini bodybuilding - the good, the negative, and everything in between!
Ep 54: Power Dynamics: Offense vs. Defense
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison discuss healthy and unhealthy power dynamics in all kinds of relationships - and how to be more assertive vs. passive in your communications with others.
Ep 53: Boundaries
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss establishing healthy boundaries for yourself in all areas of life, and how to recognize when and where you might be falling short.
Ep 52: The 5 Love Languages
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about and break down Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages. Discussion includes recognizing what your love language is and how to navigate your partner’s language in concert with yours, and what actions can be talking to promote harmony.
Ep 51: Manipulation
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about manipulation in its various forms - from recognizing if and when you are being manipulated to when you might be the manipulator.
Ep 50: Time Management
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ talk about tips and tricks for mastering time management while highlighting the pitfalls of distraction.
Ep 49: Getting to Know Elle
Tara Garrison gets to know her co-host, Elle Russ, in this episode! Tara asks Elle a variety of questions about her life and opinions on random topics.
Ep 48: Getting to Know Tara
Elle Russ gets to know her co-host Tara Garrison in this episode! Elle asks Tara a variety of questions about her life and opinions on a variety of random topics!
Ep 47: Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Issues
Ep 46: Keto In & Out - Do Keto. Not Forever.
Elle Russ chats with Tara Garrison about the ketogenic diet and Tara's Keto In & Out program. They discuss what keto is and is not, who may and may not benefit from going keto, and the power of metabolic flexibility.
Ep 45: How To Get Hired & Hiring Tips
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about aspects of looking for work and also finding people to work for you. They discuss tips and tricks for the resume process, interviewing, and mindset work that can propel you towards finding a great job.
Ep 44: How To Be A Good Friend
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about all things friendship - what it means to be a great friend and attract great friends. They discuss the positive qualities of great friends and shed light on the red flags of subpar friendships and how to disengage/ leave friendships that have met their expiration date.
Ep 43: Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about how and why we believe in the things we do, and which beliefs are holding us back, hindering our goals and limiting our lives. How to identify a limiting belief and how to let it go and adopt new ones that serve you and your best future.
Ep 42: Pushing Your Limits
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about pushing your limits in a variety of ways: Mentally, physically, and emotionally. How to push past your limits by taking on newer challenges so that you can work beyond the confines of what you already can do so that you can reach new heights and levels with your goals.
Ep 41: Self-Compassion
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about why self-compassion is the name of the game when it comes to reaching your full potential. How to recognize a bad decision versus being a bad person and shifting the punishment for past mistakes into self-worth and confidence.
Ep 40: End Self-Sabotage
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss the reasons and behaviors behind self-sabotage: Actively or passively taking steps to prevent ourselves from reaching our goals. Tara and Elle deconstruct this frustrating cycle of behavior that lowers our self-confidence and leaves us feeling stuck.
Ep 39: The Importance of Vulnerability
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about the importance of vulnerability in all areas of life and how to overcome the fear of what others think of you within this context and how lack of vulnerability could be holding you back in life. Tara and Elle make the case for why you should want to be more vulnerable and tips for how to get there.
Ep 38: Navigating Change
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison share personal experiences and tips for navigating change and the stresses and missed moments that can follow.
Ep 37: Giving & Receiving
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss the variety of intentions behind giving and receiving and tips to identify unhealthy patterns within these realms - as well as how to practice and cultivate positive patterns.
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Ep 36: Self Love
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison discuss the personal journey of how self love has shaped and shifted their lives, and how to become more loving, accepting, and forgiving of yourself.
Ep 34: Your Inner Child
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss inner child work - what it is, why it's valuable, and how to identify parts of your adult life that might be affected by something in your childhood that needs addressing.
Ep 33: Spiritual Narcissism
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about the concept of spiritual narcissism and spiritual superiority. How to identify it in others and in ourselves.
Ep 32: Plant Medicine
Elle Russ and Tara Garrison chat about the new world of plant medicine including current research, warnings, and their personal experiences with it.
Ep 31: Gut Instincts and Intuition
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about why following your gut instincts and intuition will always guide you in the right direction and how to tap into listening to this critical inner voice and knowing. They also talk about distinguishing between gut instinct and a trauma trigger - and how to decipher if your own shortcomings are holding you back from recognizing what is what.
Ep 30: Dealing With Difficult People
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about dealing with difficult people and difficult personalities - from diffusing contentious situations to owning your own power in speaking up and drawing boundaries.
Ep 29: Emotional Eating
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss the ins and outs of emotional eating: Why we do it, how we are wired to eat, and what steps we can take to get off this destructive roller coaster. Tara and Elle are both a part of an amazing online summit on this very topic - visit WhatWeCrave.com for access to a ton of great video interviews with doctors, health experts, and authors who understand emotional eating.
Ep 28: Health Hacks
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ roll through some of their favorite health hacks and supplements that they have implemented over their years of health expertise and personal biohacking.
Mentioned in the episode: Systemic/Protealytic enzymes (vitalzym XE), The book BREATH by James Nestor, Spectracell test, Upgraded Formulas hair analysis, oregano oil (organol P73), OMAD, COLD THERAPY (Wim Hof), Milk Thistle & Dandelion, Essential Oils, Minerals.
Ep 27: How To Get Out of an Emotional Rut
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about emotional ruts - dissecting the causes while also providing solutions and tips for reigniting your spirit to move onward and upward.
Ep 26: Building a Better Relationship With Your Body
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ chat about building a better relationship with your body through self-talk, action, passionate reverence, compassion, and gratitude.
Mentioned in this episode: Eli Rohde’s guest appearance on The Primal Blueprint Podcast,
Ep 25: The Art of Goal Setting
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ discuss the art of goal setting. They discuss the elements of spiritual and ethical alignment, getting out of learn-mode, being flexible, visualization, and dreaming big.
Mentioned in this episode: Tony Child, Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich
Ep 24: Adult Bullying
Tara Garrison and Elle Russ talk about the nature of bullying and adult bullying: The root causes of bullying, when and how to confront bullies, and how to avoid being a target for bullies.