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Episode #084 - Wellness For the Win with Shanna Hutcheson


Welcome to a special edition of the EnRich Your Soul podcast where I’m joined by my friend and wellness expert, Shanna Hutcheson.

A registered dietician, wellness blogger and lover of all things healthy with a side of positive energy, her online presence through her blog and instagram content as @wellnessforthewin has moved thousands to embracing, or at least entertaining, healthy eating as a preferred and fun way of life. 

I’m incredibly excited to share this conversation with Shanna as her outlook on health, food, exercise and emotional self care is very near and dear to my own heart. 

In this information, content and laugh filled hour, we discuss:

  • Shanna’s background and her why of getting into wellness (2:25)

  • How we should focus more on preventative wellness vs. reactive health  (6:27)

  • The impact of social media on physical and mental well being (9:27)

  • An explanation of intuitive eating and how it can benefit your life (16:14)

  • How portion control can jumpstart your weight loss journey (21:50)

  • Using social media to make healthy fun  (26:45)

  • Her impact on wellness through social media (35:32)

  • Why women who incorporate weight training find more joy with their bodies (43:47)

  • The value of self acceptance (50:35)

And why a Lil Wayne ice cream cake may be in our future along with the world’s first cellphone less social festival.

Visit Shanna’s website for her blog, recipes and amazing content to help you on your way to being healthier inside and out.

Episode #057 - Just Breathe


Over $300 billion is spent every year in our country because people are too stressed out.

The mentality of extreme high performance, low life satisfaction and the pressure to be "on the grind 24/7" causes more problems than anything else in our day to day life.

In this episode, I will first debunk the "grind all the time" mentality. This is the type of mindset that will drive you into the ground if you're not taking proper care of yourself as well.

Second, I will give you several tips on how to implement intentional relaxation and recharging in your life. In just 20-30 minutes a day, I will help make you more productive and happy as you've ever been. And yes, you too have 20-30 minutes a day to do so.

Make sure you take a photo or video of how you're implementing intentional relaxation in your life and share it on Twitter or Instagram and tag me @richbracken1.

This podcast was created from some listener requests and questions. Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated!

Photo by Cody Black on Unsplash

Episode #050 - Social Media & Celebrity Branding Expert Jeremy Ryan Slate


Have you ever been sorting through your social media and you start following someone and realize that you need to elevate your game ASAP? That this person is just crushing it and you start taking notes? 

Jeremy Ryan Slate is that guy.

He is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, to create life on their own terms. He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion powerlifter turned new media entrepreneur. Specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrity and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and Noteworthy and #26 in the business category. He has also been featured in such publications as Inc., Forbes and Buzzfeed.

In this episode, Jeremy and I talk about:

  • How personal tragedies reshaped his outlook on life
  • What podcasting can do for building brands.

  • How a podcast can increase brand awareness.

  • How to create celebrity in 3 easy steps 

You can learn more about Jeremy at and subscribe to his podcast "Create Your Own Life" on iTunes Absolutely follow him on Twitter ASAP as well.

I would love to hear what passion you want to pursue. You can contact me by email at or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated!

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Episode #024 - Wellness & Mindfulness with Rae Ehly


Everybody on this planet is capable of chasing a healthy lifestyle.
— Rae Ehly

In the never ending battle of trying to be healthy, happy and mindful, we can find ourselves searching endlessly for resources and inspiration to live a better life.

However, there comes a time where you find someone who's energy, humility and sheer joy in what they're sharing is intoxicating and you want to learn more.

Meet Rae Ehly, a 23-year-old Kansas-City native whose passion for the growing health and wellness industry has led her to starting her blog, Wholehearted, where she shares anti-inflammatory recipes, research and thoughts surrounding hormonal health, gut health and mindfulness.

Her creative spirit energizes her as she shares her love for all things Matcha and fitness related to her friends and followers on her Instagram and her website. You can also find Rae on Spotify where she shares some of her favorite music for happiness and workouts.

In this episode with Rae, we discuss:

  • How to be more conscious of your body needs
  • Healthy options for food and exercise
  • Her go-to resources for wellness inspiration
  • The app that keeps her most mindful

As we go into the New Year, Rae's tips will help get you off to the right foot with your mind and body.

Thank you for supporting the podcast and please share with your friends to improve the wellness of our communities!

Drop me a note at or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1

Episode #002 - Motivational Monday - Definitely Win

Welcome to the first Motivational Monday!

This will be an ongoing theme where I breakdown some of my favorite inspirational quotes and give you the immediate applicability to kick your week off right.

This week: "I will win. Not immediately, but definitely"

Have you ever felt that the closer you get to a big goal, the more derailing the distraction or issue?

Join me in this podcast episode as I discuss how to overcome the potential issues that you may face and how to keep your eye on the finish line!