All Too Well

Erica Huss

The world of wellness can feel exclusive, confusing, and preachy. Even the word “wellness” can leave you sick. We know that feeling All Too Well – that’s why we’re here. Join Erica Huss, longtime wellness industry expert and entrepreneur, as she shares what she’s learned from over the years from building brands and products, creating conversations and experiences, and on my own health journey. Each week, she’ll chat with doctors, authors, and thought leaders to get the expert info, asking the questions you want the answers to, and give you the stuff you can actually apply to your life to improve your own well-being without all the extra smug sh*t that makes you cringe. Follow All Too Well so you don’t miss an episode. read less
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51. Defy Gravity By Building Strength, with Patricia Ladis, Holistic Physical Therapist
09-05-2024
51. Defy Gravity By Building Strength, with Patricia Ladis, Holistic Physical Therapist
Ladies, sit up and take note! That was a posture joke, but Patricia Ladis is not kidding. “No matter what, every woman over 35 should start strength training,” she says, which is not an unfamiliar recommendation to many of us by now, but I loved this chat with her because she really drives home the WHY. And the HOW. So no joke-take notes. In historical studies of conditions that primarily affect women, women were not part of the study until 1993. Yep. So when we say it's on us to manage our own health, we are literally bearing that weight.WE COVERED:How our physical bodies begin to deteriorate and disintegrate as we age, and what we can do to stave it off Bone density loss-you've heard the term countless times but do you actually know what it means? Posture as the key to priming the deep muscle systemWhat building muscle can do for our bodies, our organs, and our brainsWhat actually happens to our bodies when we sit for prolonged periods of timeOne way to prevent and manage back pain that you've never considered beforeThe critical importance of rest & recovery Patricial Ladis is a Holistic Physical Therapist, Behavioral Breathing and Biomechanical Analyst, the Founder & CEO, WiseBody PT, and the Author of The Wise Woman’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy & Birth. Patricia works with professional dancers, professional tennis players, Olympians, collegiate and junior athletes. Patricia is certified in Kinetic Control’s Performance Matrix Screen (TPM) and is working toward her Visceral Manipulation Certification.  She is certified in the Integrative Systems Model (Diane Lee, LJ Lee) (for root-cause diagnosis), Perinatal Mood Disorders (PSI) and is working toward her Visceral Manipulation Certification.  She has international post-graduate certificates focused on orthopedic manual therapy, biomechanical assessment, nerve pain (including neurodynamics), chronic pain, tennis rehab, sports PT, real-time ultrasound neuromuscular re-education, injury prevention, prenatal/postpartum wellness, diastasis recti resolution, nutrition and holistic health.Patricia is proud to be part of the HOLOGIC + WTA Women’s Health Task Force to support the female athlete and active females globally.RESOURCES:www.wisebodypt.comwww.patricialadis.com@patricialadis* * * * * * * * * * * * *Follow: @misshussSign up for my newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom!Work: www.ericahuss.com
50.  Living Joyfully By Facing Death With Grace with Alua Arthur
25-04-2024
50. Living Joyfully By Facing Death With Grace with Alua Arthur
This is one of those conversations that changed me. "The only fact of our life is death," yet we spend most of our time trying to ignore it, instead of developing the tools to embrace it. But don't think for a second that this episode will bum you out or make you feel icky-it's quite the opposite!Alua Arthur is the most prominent death doula in America today. She is seeker, a recovering attorney and the founder of Going with Grace, a death doula training and end-of-life planning organization, where she has helped thousands of people confront this inevitable stage of life. Her TED Talk, “Why thinking about death helps you live a better life” has received 1.5 million views since it aired in July 2023. Alua's work has been featured on CBS’s The Doctors and in Disney’s “Limitless” docu-series with Chris Hemsworth, as well as in Vogue, InStyle, the Los Angeles Times, The Cut, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. Alua’s journey to death work started when her family fled a murderous coup d’etat in Ghana in the ‘80s – a time of chaos and fear that dramatically impacted her life and influenced her restless, peripatetic spirit.  Her new book Briefly Perfectly Human: Making an Authentic Life By Getting Real About The End is a deeply transformative memoir that encourages us to think about how embracing our mortality can help us lead better, more fulfilling lives.WE COVERED:Our cultural obsession with youth and against aging-we shun elderhood and everything it's associated with, i.e. deathWe have a hard time accepting the one true fact of our lives: we are human and we won't be here foreverGetting comfortable with death, it's a privilege to even be able to imagine how we want our death to come. It shouldn't come as a stranger Potato chips as self care The role that psychedelics can play in helping people facing end-of-life stagesRESOURCES:Going With GraceTED TalkBook: Briefly Perfectly Human * * * * * * * * * * * * *Follow: @misshussSign up for my newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom!Work: www.ericahuss.com
47. How EMDR Therapy Can Heal Trauma When Nothing Else Can
28-03-2024
47. How EMDR Therapy Can Heal Trauma When Nothing Else Can
I'm so happy to share this conversation to shed some light on another tool for your mental wellness toolkit. EMDR is an evidence-based, memory-focused trauma treatment, which Michael Baldwin says saved his life. This revolutionary method can yield significant progress in just a single session, compared to years of talk therapy. Baldwin instigated a collaboration with renowned trauma therapist Deborah Korn, PsyD, on an eye-catching, inspirational book on EMDR, Every Memory Deserves Respect—his way of throwing a lifeline to other trauma survivors. EMDR has become a go-to treatment for PTSD as well as depression and other stress-related disorders.WE COVERED:The scope of trauma, from "little t" to "Big T" and how it can go unrecognized for decades- everything from a bad breakup to physical abuse can create an emotional wound that will eventually need healing The mind is wired to heal emotional trauma in the same way the body is wired to heal us physically, once we have the right tools in placeHow EMDR differs from other types of therapyWhat a typical EMDR session feels likeWho is a good candidate for EMDRRESOURCES:Book and More Info: https://www.everymemorydeservesrespect.comJoin Debbie at the Cape Cod Institute for her course, "EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Complex PTSD in Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect," August 5-9, 2024 in person and online, www.cape.orgNewsletterDebbie and Michael will be attending the EMDRIA Summit in Bellevue, Washington (April 18-20, 2024) as part of a fundraiser for the EMDR Research Foundation. They will be doing book signings for our book on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the Summit.Deborah L. Korn, PsyD, a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Cambridge, MA, is on the faculties of the EMDR Institute in CA and the Trauma Research Foundation in Boston. She is an EMDR International Association-approved consultant and presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect.Michael Baldwin is an accomplished leader in the communications industry with more than 35 years of award-winning work in advertising. He is founder and principal of the branding and communication firm MICHAEL BALDWIN INC, in New York. Michael is a trauma survivor actively engaged in the process of recovery.* * * * * * * * * * * * *Follow: @misshussSign up for my newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom!Work: www.ericahuss.com
46. Busting The Myths on Hormone Therapy with Anne Fulenwider of Alloy
21-03-2024
46. Busting The Myths on Hormone Therapy with Anne Fulenwider of Alloy
If medical myths and misinformation get you as fired up as me, then this is a must listen. (And if they don't get you fired up, then maybe you REALLY need to listen...)Did you know that the pain associated with certain menstrual cramps has an equivalence to that of a heart attack?? Yet women have been told to suck it up, "this is just part of being a woman," and get back to work/life/parenting/etc. And due to one flawed study on hormone therapy from decades ago, a generation of women has been robbed of the opportunity to safely alleviate symptoms of hormonal changes. The good news is that today we have a range of options to help combat our suffering.Anne Fulenwider is co-founder and co-CEO of Alloy, a digital health company changing the conversation around menopause. The former editor in chief of Marie Claire magazine, Anne became motivated to make an impact in women’s health after her mother died of a sudden heart attack. She became an entrepreneur in 2020, creating Alloy with Monica Molenaar to deliver expertise, information, and solutions to improve women's post-reproductive health.WE COVERED:How concierge support is changing the way women can manage perimenopause and menopause The difference between synthetic and micronized ProgesteroneAlternatives to traditional hormones exist but they are complicated-herbal interventions can work, but require very high dosages, other hormone solutions are highly unregulated and expensiveVaginal dryness can be debilitating and even pose serious health risks, and it does NOT have to be toleratedWhat happens later? Menopause does not mean our golden years have to stop being golden!RESOURCES:www.myalloy.comBook: Estrogen Matters by AVRUM BLUMING, MD and CAROL TAVRIS, PhD* * * * * * * * * * * * *Follow: @misshussSign up for my newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom!Work: www.ericahuss.com
44.  Making Oral Health Sexy with Dr Lauren Poole
14-03-2024
44. Making Oral Health Sexy with Dr Lauren Poole
This episode is an absolute game-changer. If you think oral health is just about brushing and flossing, you need to listen and listen well. Dr Lauren Poole is a holistic dentist and she's here to bust myths and shed light on the critical importance that your dental health plays in your full body well-being.How this information has not been drilled into us before (yes that was a dental pun) is beyond me- your mouth is literally your gateway to total body health, and it's not just about what you put in it, but how you care for it.WE COVERED:How dentistry got a bad rap for only addressing problems once they exist, instead of taking a preventative approachWhen it comes to cavities, sugar is NOT the bad guy - this is a myth worth busting Bad news for lovers of Goldfish crackers!Pros and cons of Fluoride, and using Hydroxyapatite as alternative Gum, mints, mouthwash- what dentists love and what to avoid- you’ll be surprisedXylitol vs sorbitol Mouth tape for sleep, and how your sleep affects your oral health RESOURCES:Dr. Lauren Poole is the founder of Sweet Truth Dental in Nashville, TN. After six years in the traditional dentistry world, she became passionate about caring for her patients’ entire wellbeing—not just their mouths. So she set out to research and acquire the skills that can make dentistry safer, healthier and keep the whole body in mind. Today, Dr. Poole goes beyond traditional certifications to stay up-to-date on all the modern, holistic ways that non-toxic, preventive treatments can make living smart feel so so sweet.@SweetTruth.Dental* * * * * * * * * * * * *Follow: @misshussSign up for my newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom!Work: www.ericahuss.com
43. Random Acts of Kindness Towards Yourself, with Dr Kristin Neff (Replay)
07-03-2024
43. Random Acts of Kindness Towards Yourself, with Dr Kristin Neff (Replay)
This topic never gets old, so I'm giving the episode another play!How far has being incredibly shitty to yourself got you? Today’s guest, Dr. Kristin Neff, is not just an expert on self-compassion; she's a pioneer in the field, authoring 'Fierce Self-Compassion' and transforming how we view kindness towards ourselves. In this deep dive, Kristin unravels the intricate balance between the tender and fierce aspects of self-compassion, revealing how it's not just a personal healing tool but a radical act of breaking gender norms and societal expectations. As we explore the misunderstood paths of self-compassion, Kristin shapes its profound impact on mental health, relationships, and even our performance in life. Prepare to shift your perspective and learn to embrace both the gentle and the bold within you, because this conversation is about redefining strength through self-kindness.Kristin discusses:The essence and importance of self-compassionDifferentiating self-compassion from self-pity and self-esteemGender differences in self-compassion practicesSelf-compassion as a form of radical authenticity and political actThe wide-ranging benefits of practicing self-compassionPractical methods to cultivate self-compassion in daily lifeOvercoming cultural and societal barriers to practicing self-compassionThe role of physical touch in conveying self-compassion to oneselfResources:Learn more at self-compassion.orgRead: "Fierce Self-Compassion"Follow Kristin Neff on Instagram: @NeffSelfCompassionWant more? Sign up for the All Too Well newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom with a side order of fun.Follow: @misshussWork: www.ericahuss.com
41. How to Make Friends (And Magic) With Insomnia, with Annabel Abbs-Streets
29-02-2024
41. How to Make Friends (And Magic) With Insomnia, with Annabel Abbs-Streets
This episode is a must for my fellow sleep-challenged listeners. Finally, a refreshing take on how to think about insomnia in a more productive way. Instead of beating yourself up and spiraling down, author Annabel Abbs-Streets shares her research on how many insomniacs throughout history have harnessed the magic that lies in the Night Self and given themselves permission to be awake. The stress of not sleeping can be worse than the actual lack of sleep, and Annabel's book Sleepless: Unleashing the Subversive Power of The Night Self, offers guidance on becoming more comfortable amid the challenges.WE COVERED:The powerful impact of grief and trauma on our sleep cycles, and how to respect and lean into itHow we change on a chemical, biological and energetic level when we sleep, and how those changes impact us when we wake mid-slumberThe resilience of women and how we are designed to endure more than we think: "if women couldn’t cope with broken nights, the human race would have ended"The Cathedral Effect- the healing benefits of cultivating a sense of wonder in nature and the night skyOur unique circadian rhythms and chronotypes -some people are hardwired to be nocturnal, and they can benefit from wakefulness while the rest of the world sleepsRESOURCES:Sleepless: Unleashing The Subversive Power of the Night SelfThe Mind After MidnightAnnabel Abbs-Streets is the award-winning author of seven books, most recently Windswept: Walking the Paths of Trailblazing Women (voted a Top Ten 2021 Travel book) and 52 Ways to Walk (an Amazon bestseller). Her work has been translated into thirty languages. She is a Fellow of the Brown Foundation, writes regularly for a wide variety of media, and often appears on radio, TV, and podcasts. She lives in London and Sussex with her family.* * * * * * * * * * * * *Follow: @misshussSign up for my newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom!Work: www.ericahuss.com
40. Trendspotting: What's Ahead for 2024 and Beyond with Kim Marshall of Global Wellness Conversations
22-02-2024
40. Trendspotting: What's Ahead for 2024 and Beyond with Kim Marshall of Global Wellness Conversations
How about a peek into the future of wellness and how it will impact you?I chatted with my friend and colleague Kim Marshall, a fellow expert, podcaster and pioneer in her own right. Kim is the Co-Founder of S'well The Agency, and the host of the Global Wellness Conversations podcast. If wellness were a fashion show, we had a front row seat! We share what's ahead for 2024 and beyond in wellness trends, and I'm happy to report these are not fleeting fads but real movements that have staying power for the better.If we had a crystal ball, it wouldn't be any more clear. This is some great stuff!WE COVERED:Trends ranging from climate-adaptive wellness to how men's retreats are getting a makeover with an eye on building stronger bondsWeight loss drugs like Ozempic are here to stay-how can the wellness industry best support this controversial conversation?Hi-tech vs low-tech wellness: there's something for everyone!Strategic storytelling and branding expert for the wellness and hospitality industries, Kim has worked as an executive at iconic hotel properties in the U.S. and established The Marshall Plan in 1995. The agency’s client list became a who’s who of spa resorts around the world.  In 2018 she co-founded S’Well The Agency to focus on the growing wellness marketplace.  Since 2019 Kim has executive produced and hosted the Global Wellness Conversations Podcast for the Global Wellness Institute & the Global Wellness Summit featuring conversations with thought leaders from all sectors of the $5.6 trillion wellness economy – from Blue Zone’s Dan Buettner to Dr. Deborah Birx, the only female on the Trump Administration’s White House COVID Taskforce.  RESOURCES:www.swelltheagency.com@swelltheagencyFacebook.com/swellprLinkedIn.com/themarshallplanwww.GlobalWellnessSummit.com/gws-podcast-serieswww.GlobalWellnessInstitute.org@globalwellnesssummit@global_wellness_institute* * * * * * * * * * * * *Follow: @misshussSign up for my newsletter for a weekly dose of wellness wisdom!Work: www.ericahuss.com
37. Quick Tips For Taming Inflammation with Dr. Shivani Gupta
08-02-2024
37. Quick Tips For Taming Inflammation with Dr. Shivani Gupta
I'm all about finding ways to incorporate the wisdom and common sense of Eastern medicine practices into our Western medicine paradigm, which is long overdue for a shift.So I LOVED this chat with Dr. Shivani Gupta, an Ayurvedic practitioner and expert in fusing Eastern and Western practices that help our bodies achieve equilibrium. She completed her Master’s in Ayurvedic Sciences and her PhD on Turmeric. Dr. Shivani's passion is teaching at-home remedies to reduce inflammation naturally will help you enjoy more energy, less brain fog, less pain, and ultimately achieve vibrant health! She is also the founder of Fusionary Formulas, an Ayurvedic company that helps people with inflammation and pain. ***SPECIAL OFFER: Use the code ALLTOOWELL for 15% off your order at www.FusionaryFormulas.comWE COVERED:Understanding your dosha as part of the programming you were given at birth, and leaning into working with it instead of fighting itBuilding food into your balancing plan where you can, without overhauling your entire lifestyle Using Ayurveda with a western oversight -we are bioindividual, not everything works for everyone the same wayThe self care rituals which serve as tools that anyone can access The real deal with turmeric-how to find the right potency and understanding what you're getting RESOURCES:www.FusionaryFormulas.comwww.ShivaniGupta.comhttps://www.FusionaryMethod.com/ - My 6-Week Ayurveda Immersion - Fusionary MethodFree 7-Day Inflammation Detox Challengehttps://www.7dayinflammationdetox.com/optin1641313075014Fusionary Health PodcastFusionary Health podcast on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCivSN4fn6N-6s-7x2FAsMkEu-dyvtOuI&feature=sharedFB Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/theinflammationsolutionhttps://www.facebook.com/TheShivaniGuptahttps://www.instagram.com/dr.shivanigupta/https://www.youtube.com/@dr.shivanigupta/videoshttps://www.tiktok.com/@dr.shivaniguptahttps://www.facebook.com/FusionaryFormulashttps://www.instagram.com/fusionaryformulasrx/
35. Creating A Healing Community with Lacey Tisch & Lauren Zucker of Sage & Sound
01-02-2024
35. Creating A Healing Community with Lacey Tisch & Lauren Zucker of Sage & Sound
The human journey through tragedy and challenge can often produce powerful results. In this case, two powerful results: Lacey Tisch and Lauren Zucker each have their own inspiring story-navigating addiction, physical challenges, trauma, grief, and medical PTSD, only to meet and collaborate, to turn their experiences into healing opportunities for others. Together they created Sage & Sound, an oasis of wellness here in New York City, and their passion and energy towards building this beautiful experience for others to come together for healing, community (and yes, also some fun!) is an absolute delight. Sage & Sound is a destination where the best healers, practitioners, and brands exist under a single roof, creating a type of community they had once searched for. They are excited to be helping people connect with themselves and others through a mind, body, and soul connection. We dig into:The power of healing through community, whether from physical illness and limitations or emotional traumaFinding energy and inspiration to create something meaningful out of the difficult experiences they each facedThe wide range of offerings they have created at Sage & Sound and the ways in which people can access their experience from a variety of touch pointsWant more? Sign up for the All Too Well newsletter for Erica's weekly wellness wisdom with a side order of fun.RESOURCESwww.sage-sound.comFollow: @misshussWork: www.ericahuss.com
34. Getting Intimate About Female Pleasure with Kiana Reeves of Foria
25-01-2024
34. Getting Intimate About Female Pleasure with Kiana Reeves of Foria
Let's talk about sex, baby. The pleasure principle. Other risqué 90s music references, anyone? We're unpacking all of it with sexual wellness guru and health educator Kiana Reeves. Kiana is a somatic sex educator, certified sexological bodyworker, pelvic health practitioner, certified doula, and Chief Education Officer at plant-based sexual health and wellness brand Foria. She believes society needs better education around female pleasure, intimacy, and sexual wellness, and she’s passionate about educating others and improving access to pleasure. She has a fascinating background that has led her to this important work and we had a grand time talking about all of it.We dig into:How changes in the body, from postpartum to perimenopause, all have an impact on our sexual relationship with ourselves and our partnersThe difference between spontaneous desire vs responsive desire--this is important, you are not alone in your frustration! When sexual needs bump up against sexual expectationsThe role of estrogen and blood flow when it comes to pleasure The role of stress when it comes to pleasure--spoiler alert: it's not cuteTips, tools and toys that can elevate the experience for everyone involvedThe orgasm gap--some staggering statistics on the quality and frequency of orgasm in hetero couples Want more? Sign up for the All Too Well newsletter for Erica's weekly wellness wisdom with a side order of fun.RESOURCEShttps://www.foriawellness.com/Foria InstagramKiana Reeves InstagramFollow: @misshussWork: www.ericahuss.com