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 #044 - Health & Sleep Expert Julian Hayes II


Some of my favorite topics to talk about are health, business, leadership and.....


Something I definitely don't get enough of, as most of us don't. In fact, some reports show that up to 80% of adults in America get less than the recommended 7-9 hours a night. Add on the overwhelming statistics on how unhealthy we are and that's where my guest this week comes in to save the day!

Julian Hayes II is the CEO of The Art of Fitness & Life where he works with executives and business people on how to achieve optimum performance in their daily health routines. An author of several books, Julian is also a regular contributor to such publications as Inc. Magazine, Success, Entrepreneur and Huff Post.

In this episode Julian and I discuss:

- What is the #1 thing that business people/entrepreneurs need help with?
- Why don't we have more energy as a society?
- Discuss 3 things that will dramatically improve your sleep and workday. What are those and why are they so important?
- What role does self doubt play in body and lifestyle transformation?

You can learn more about Julian, as well as pick up some amazing free resources, on his website theartoffitnessandlife.com

I'd love to hear from you!. You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

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Have an amazing day!

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 enrichyoursoul@gmail.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1