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StrongHer Podcast

Join Laura and Allie, two ridiculous, unapologetic, and sometimes-sassy spiritual gangsters as they forge a strongHer community for women. Through interviews, investigative reports, and the occasional rant or ramble, Laura and Allie provide a silly-but-soulful look at the journey to a place of presence as women.

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Q and A and 500 Slinkies...

Welcome to our first StrongHer question and answer session!In today’s episode, the girls answer listener questions, including: What does it mean to be mindful? A big shout-out to Ann Marie for sending her question in! Make sure you listen to the end of the pod to hear about the #500Slinkies debacle.Resources for Mindfulness Practice: Mindfulness according to the Mayo ClinicThe Chopra Center on Mindfulness Luke Story’s Podcast with Guest Elian Zach:Part OnePart TwoYoga NidraThen, as a result of a lack of listener questions, Allie and Laura dive into a very bizarre yet altogether very fun Q&A session of their own.  Questions asked included:Q: Current Favorite Crystals?A: Laura: Rose Quartz    A: Allie: Selenite, Pyrite, CitrineCrystal and Gemstone Exhibition in San FranciscoQ: What’s one video that always makes you laugh?A: Allie: James Franco Reunion from SNLA: Laura:  Daily Affirmation VideoQ: What’s your best glute exercise?A: Laura:  Deadlifts, Dirty Dog (weighted)A: Allie: Bridges (One legged, weighted)Q: What’s the last gift you gave someone?A: Allie:  Facial Sprays—Mario BadescuA: Laura: FlowersQ: Currently Reading?A: Laura: You Are a Badass at Making Money, Million Dollar Women, You Can Heal Your Life, Judgment Detox, Shut the Stuff UpA: Allie: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, South and West, Lullabies, Essential Law of Attraction BookQ: What is your go-to workout?A: Allie: UFC Gym—DUT (Daily Ultimate Training) or Popsugar, specifically Raneir PollardA: Laura: Scheduled at-home workouts, Fitness Marshall VideosQ: Favorite Kombucha?A: Laura: Tangerine KevitaA: Allie: Suja Kombucha Peach, GT’s Trilogy, Lime Mojita Kevita Q: If you had to give up one sense, what would it be? If you could only keep one sense, what would it be?A: Allie: give up-sight, keep one-taste  A: Laura:  give up-taste, keep one-scentQ: Shuffle your iTunes, tell the people the artist and the song name that comes up on shuffle.A: Laura: In My Room, Yellowclaw ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga; Pulsar, Armin Van Buuren; a Frank Sinatra albumA: Allie: Ayo Technology, Fifty Cent ft. Justin Timberlake, Six Foot Seven Foot, Lil’ Wayne ft. Cory Gunz, Lolli Lolli Pop that Body, Three Six MafiaQ: What are your last five Amazon orders?A: Laura: You Can Heal Your Life, Face Masks, Jade Roller, Corgi Wine Bottle Stopper, 500 SlinkiesA: Allie: Nature’s Hangout Bird Feeder, Endust Electronics wipes, Audirex Water Drop Proof Laptop Tablet Sleeve Handbag, Koolkatkoo Surpise Kitty Coffee Mug, URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser Email us at strongherpodcast@gmail.com and send us some Q’s we can A!Don’t forget to head over to iTunes to rate and review the podcast.  We love feedback, and more reviews=more awesome guests!  Make sure to like StrongHer Podcast on Facebook, or follow us @strongherpodcast on Instagram. Check out our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/strongherpodcastFind Laura at www.ohmyfitness.com and Allie at www.alliebecker.com.

15 Feb 2018

Rank #1

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Judgment Detox time!

Join in our journey of Gabby Bernstein's newest book, Judgment Detox! In this episode Allie and Laura deep dive into the book's six steps and discuss visiting Grace Cathedral to see Gabby talk about it in person (plus another awesome visit to Grace Cathedral for a Daybreaker yoga + (sober) rave event with DJ Scumfrog!).-The Universe Has Your Back Card Deck -Meditation music and other resources-Order Gabby's book here! -For a chance to win a copy of Judgment Detox from StrongHer Podcast, make sure to follow us on Instagram + tag a friend who might enjoy listening to us! For an extra entry, rate and review us on iTunes!

8 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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Fa La La La La...

In this episode of the podcast, Laura and Allie talk all things Christmas. Recorded on the floor of Allie’s apartment, there is a special guest appearance by the grandfather clock in this episode.  Each time you hear the clock, drink 8 oz. of water (#hydrationsquad). Laura and Allie are all sorts of festive this episode. They chat about Christmas songs they love and the songs they have to skip when they pop up on shuffle. Then the girls talk Christmas movies, why Randy needs to start listening to the podcast, and what their favorite traditions are.   Laura and Allie ask the hard-hitting questions. Should we partake in White Elephant Christmas parties? Is Diehard a Christmas movie? Is there such a thing as too much maca? What are the optimal NYE plans? Tune in to find out.  Drink of the Episode: The “Coffee Concoction”Recipe:1 Coffee Pod of your choosing (we are flexible here)1 Tsp. Maca1 Tsp. Sex DustCashew Milk to taste Laura and Allie’s Christmas Songs of Life:Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, DMXJingle Bell RockAll I Want for Christmas is You, Mariah CareyMerry Christmas, Happy Holidays, N’Sync & PentatonixLast Christmas, Wham!Christmas DonkeyMary Did You Know? (especially Pentatonix version!)Cold December Night, Michael BubleIt’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Michael BubleMannheim SteamrollerTrans Siberian OrchestraJoy to the World, Francesca BattestilleMalachaliki Macka, Bing CrosbyWhite Christmas, Bing CrosbyI’ll Be Home For Christmas, Bing Crosby Movies:White ChristmasCharlie Brown ChristmasThe Christmas List--Laura’s Favorite ABC Family Original EVER. Ever. Ever.Garfield ChristmasA Christmas StoryThe Grinch“ Claymation Things” NB: Amateur herbalist Allie was wrong on the Maca front.  It is not an herb, but in fact a root.  

23 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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"Home" For The Holidays

In this episode, Laura and Allie jump in with their travel essentials, just in time for the winter holidays.  How can we make a place feel more like home? The girls discuss the importance of scent in creating a space that feels inviting, and Laura, our resident creature of light, needs brightness to feel home.  A cozy, hygge space is of great importance to both girls--the feeling of being comforted and cocooned in the winter months is paramount.  The girls talk organized travels, and why it is important to make things beautiful to build an efficient travel space.Laura delivers some expert tips on how to feel good on the airplane with a go bag, breathing exercises, and affirmations. Allie divulges that she takes a full half-day to pack for her trips to ensure she’s got what she needs when she gets where she’s going, and that her daily exercise time during the holidays is a huge part of her wellness routine. The girls round out the episode with a special shout-out to sleep and hydration, and explain the many and varied benefits of keeping up on that water game throughout the day.Special prize to our listeners who can tell us the minute marker when the ice in our kombucha cooler rudely crashes in the studio. #hearthatice List of Essentials from this Pod EpisodeMini USB Party LightBars: Quest Bars, This Bar Saves LivesHummusKombuchaGreen JuiceCloud of ProtectionCandles (in-Studio): DW Kind Wine, Glade No. 3Crystals: Hematite (grounding and calming), Quartz (amplifies other crystals, or can be programmed with an intention), Rose Quartz (receive and give love, open heart chakra)Intention Cards: The Universe Has Your Back Laura’s Go BagEssential Oils-- Lavender and Stress AwaySilly PuttyMintsKleenexSnacks-Trail Mix (potassium+fiber+protein) Email us at strongherpodcast@gmail.com and let us know your favorite ways to make a place feel like home.Don’t forget to head over to iTunes to rate and review the podcast.  We love feedback, and more reviews=more awesome guests!  Make sure to like StrongHer Podcast on Facebook, or follow us @strongherpodcast on Instagram.Check out our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/strongherpodcastFind Laura at www.ohmyfitness.com and Allie at www.alliebecker.com.

16 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Your High-Vibe Toolbelt!

In this vibrational-toolbelt of an episode, Allie and Laura discuss how to take those low-vibe moments or phases and reframe them. They talk about their favorite activities for bringing back your high-vibration in a sometimes low-vibe world (from reading and crafts to jamming to EDM and group activities to spending time in nature). They fangirl freak-out about getting to go see Kesha in concert soon, of course, then dive into how your behavioral style and intro/extrovert personality influences activities that will help your vibe soar. They also share some tips for digesting the news on a day-to-day basis!-Quiet: Book about how introverts change the world (The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking)-Free Myers Briggs Test on 16Personalities-From books to meditation to upcoming shows: Gabby Bernstein!Remember to check out our Patreon page, so we can get more cool guests on the show and bring you more resources, and follow us on the social media circuit with @strongherpodcast!  Also, how Laura is apparently a high-vibe snail. Cool. 

26 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Interview on Authenticity (what? how? where?): Kavita Melwani

Authenticity. We LOVE that word. We also have felt a little confused knowing how to feel and flow with it all the time! So, we asked Women's Empowerment Coach, Kavita Melwani, to help teach us all! Kavita has incredibly numerous degrees, certifications, and amazing personal stories on how she has healed and continued fulfilling her purpose.Join us as we flow through this journey of learning about authenticity, 1.0-10.0s, worrying about the "should's" of life, tools to sharing your heart with those who are called to it, and taking the baby steps every day to embody your most purposeful life. Some fun resources we mentioned:-InsightTimer: Choose how much time and space you have for meditation with this crowd-sourced app. (THIS. IS. AMAZING.)-Understand Your Dreams, about lucid dreaming, imagery, and inspiration-Jen Sincero books!-Keeping a wellness toolbox: Meditation/Affirmation recording (in your own voice), inner child play time tools, daily self-care and in-flow tools, travel tools, and obviously---glitter!!-Card deck by Doreen VirtueFind Kavita on Instagram, Facebook, and her website!If you're interested in supporting our podcast so we have more amazing interviews and opportunities to enlighten us all, ponder joining our Patreon! This will help support our studio time, research time, and live recording to rise all of our tides! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for our hilarious, soulful journey!You can also find Allie Becker on her website and Instagram, and Laura on her web and dual IG well!

19 Oct 2017

Rank #6

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This is Halloween! Special

In this episode, Allie and Laura deep dive into one of their favorite holidays of the year: Halloween. They discuss some controversial feelings about #psl season, list their favorite costumes from their past, reveal plans for their present costumes, and deliver wishes to the Ghost of Halloween Future.The girls explain why they find scary movies problematic, but how they still find it appropriate to decorate their houses with spooky paraphernalia.The conversation turns serious when Allie and Laura discuss the cultural implications of a holiday like Halloween, and the disassociation that needs to happen in order to avoid cognitive dissonance. As we become more spiritually #woke, there’s a need to evaluate the decorations we put up in our houses and the imagery we allow minds to consume.  Though there is no judgment towards anyone, the girls grapple with these changes in their own mindsets.Do we believe in ghosts? Do we believe in aliens?  Tune into the pod to find out answers to these questions and more.During this episode, Allie mentioned the podcast Raw Talk with Sheena.  Absolutely worth your time.  Go check out this high vibrational, informative show here.StrongHer-Approved Halloween Movies Mentioned in the Halloween Special:HalloweentownMom’s Got a Date with a VampireTrue Blood (HBO Series)ET (except for the ending)Hocus Pocus (except for the beginning)Official StrongHer-Endorsed Halloween Candy ListAllie:3. Take Five*2. Peanut Butter Blossoms (wax paper wrapping and all)1. Reese’s *For those who are concerned, this is the official list of ingredients of a Take Five, according to the Wikipedia page: “pretzel, caramel, peanut and peanut butter-filled, milk chocolate coated cookie bar.”  Laura:3. Kit Kats2. Microwaved!! Skittles1. Sour Anything (Worms, Gummies, Sourpatch Kids) Email us at strongherpodcast@gmail.com and let us know your favorite candies, and also if you agree with Allie’s team #nevermoundsDon’t forget to head over to iTunes to rate and review the podcast.  We love feedback, and more reviews=more awesome guests!  Make sure to like StrongHer Podcast on Facebook, or follow us @strongherpodcast on Instagram.Check out our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/strongherpodcastFind Laura at www.ohmyfitness.com and Allie at www.alliebecker.com.Special Halloween-Themed introduction music sourced from freesound.org: Find the song here. Left: Allie in all of her Zipper glory. Right: Laura's "Watching You" wall 2017.

12 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Season Three Premiere: Mod Podge Hodge Podge!

Get a glimpse into the girls’ dreams and desires in the Season Three premiere* of StrongHer!  In today’s episode, the girls are working hard on creating vision boards. Go grab your best scissors, some magazines, and a vat of Mod Podge, and work along with Laura and Allie as they catch up on life. Buckle up for some talk about babies; breastfeeding; and the perils of snorkeling, surfing, and online shopping.  Make sure to listen through the episode to find out why the #superbloom on instagram has us #supermad, and why the tourism board of Hawaii better not @ us with our suggestions.  Mentioned in Today’s EpisodeBeverages: GT’s Lavender Love KombuchaGT’s Pink LADY Basil KombuchaKevita Watermelon Rose Probiotic DrinkKevita Tangerine Probiotic drinkBooks: The Road Back to You, Ian Morgan CronThe Mistborn Series, Brandon SandersonMan’s Search For Meaning, Viktor FranklEveryone, Always, Bob GoffThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, Mark Manson Supplements: UP4 gummy probioticsJarrodophilus ProbioticsNatural Calm Magnesium Supplement—————————————————————-*A note about the sound quality of this show: Season three is starting with a bang (literally)!  Throughout today’s episode, you will get the immersive experience of hearing Allie and Laura cut paper, chew cookies (Allie), and sit next to a grandfather clock, all the while sharing one microphone betwixt them.  Please bear with the sound quality on this episode—next time, in a not-so-interactive episode, we promise to have two mics.Email us at strongherpodcast@gmail.com and show us some pictures of your vision boards!. Don’t forget to head over to iTunes to rate and review the podcast.  We love feedback, and more reviews=more awesome guests! Make sure to follow us @strongherpodcast on Instagram. Check out our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/strongherpodcast Find Laura at www.ohmyfitness.com and Allie at www.alliebecker.com.Attribution notes: Censor Bleep sound sourced from freesound.orgThank you to user xtrgamr! Link to audio file: https://freesound.org/people/xtrgamr/sounds/252729/

14 May 2019

Rank #8

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Snack-Sized Episode: App Attack-What's on our iPhones?

Today, the girls deep dive into the applications they know and love on iOS. Let’s cut to the chase—here is a list of all the apps we mentioned.  Are we missing out on something? Let us know!Business Apps:PaypalGoogle VoiceAirtableTEDLinkedIn Health:FloSoulCycleSpirit JunkieTabataMyFitnessPalCalm10% Happier: Meditation DailyClue-Period and Health TrackerMeditation Studio Entertainment:Gaia TVKindleMoviePassIMDB Socials:Instagram (@strongherpodcast)Goodreads (follow Allie Becker)WhatsApp MessengerYelp Photos & Video:KiraKira+FacetuneOver ($10/mo, WORTH IT) Finance:SimpleVenmoSquare Cash Shopping:ThredUPSephoraNordstromASOSUltaAmazonPostmatesTargetAntonia Saint NY Education:AudibleOvercastMerriam-Webster Dictionary Games:Hair Salon 3The RoomThe Room 2LumosityElevatePeakTiny TowerBejeweledThrees Travel:Hotel TonightSouthwestLyft Music/Thunderstorms:SpotifyThunderspace Email us at strongherpodcast@gmail.com and let us know your favorite applications. Don’t forget to head over to iTunes to rate and review the podcast.  We love feedback, and more reviews=more awesome guests!Make sure to like StrongHer Podcast on Facebook, or follow us @strongherpodcast on Instagram.Check out our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/strongherpodcast

15 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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Snack-Sized Episode: Written in the Stars

In this episode, Allie and Laura dive into their birth charts and explore what the stars have in store for their personality matrix.Interested in charting your own star path? Check out the below resources:astrostyle.com: Wonderful website for calculating your birth chart, checking out the cosmological forecast, and keeping your pulse on your daily horoscopes.alchemywithambi.com:  Ambi’s approach to the cosmos is unique and wonderful.  She recently launched her own podcast here, and she’s been a repeat guest on one of StrongHer’s favorite podcasts, That’s So Retrograde. Ambi’s website also has a birth chart calculator, and her blog posts and newsletters are super-informative.Interesting in being a more cosmic creature? Check out these books as well:The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon The Secret Language of Birthdays, Gary Goldschneider Email us at strongherpodcast@gmail.com and let us know your rising signs.Don’t forget to head over to iTunes to rate and review the podcast.  We love feedback, and more reviews=more awesome guests!Make sure to like StrongHer Podcast on Facebook, or follow us @strongherpodcast on Instagram. Check out our Patreon page: www.patreon.com/strongherpodcastFind Laura at www.ohmyfitness.com and Allie at www.alliebecker.com. #infjsquad #deepdive #dictatorday

9 Mar 2018

Rank #10