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Ellie Kempton: Nutrition Hot Topics, September 2019: Keto, Fasting + Seaweed

Ellie Kempton: Nutrition Hot Topics, September 2019: Keto, Fasting + Seaweed

September 19, 2019
Ellie Kempton is the Founder of Simply Nourished Nutrition and LS x CD Council Member. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who earned her BS in Sports Medicine/Biochemistry from University of Virginia and MA in Nutrition from Bastyr University. Ellie was a collegiate swimmer who became very sick with a diagnosis if autoimmunity. Before completely giving up, Ellie found real food transformed her performance, health and life. 
 
Ellie and Carrie begin a Monthly Hot Topics Discussion around what it buzzing in the Nutrition world. In this episode they address: Keto, Fasting and Seaweed! 
Tran Wills: The Realities of Running Small Businesses…and as a Mom of 4!

Tran Wills: The Realities of Running Small Businesses…and as a Mom of 4!

September 12, 2019

Tran Wills is the Founder of Base Coat non-toxic nail salons and plant-based spa products. She is leading the charge in disrupting the nail care industry by providing a cleaner, safer experience. When Tran was pregnant with her fourth child, she decided she wanted one last pedicure before going into the hospital. Upon waiting for a treatment at a neighborhood salon, her nose started bleeding and she became nauseous due to the smells and harsh chemicals. She believed there needed to be another way. 

Tran and Carrie discuss creative ventures, community based marketing (an area where Tran thrives), being a mompreneur, the realities of small business and going with your gut.

Ellen Bruss: Creativity: The Process Itself, How to Successfully Integrate Creative + Business + Inspiring Advice

Ellen Bruss: Creativity: The Process Itself, How to Successfully Integrate Creative + Business + Inspiring Advice

August 15, 2019
Ellen Bruss is the Creative Director, CEO and Founder of Ellen Bruss Design. She also is a sister Michigan State Spartan! Ellen Bruss Design has become one of the most respected design companies in Denver and deservedly so. A glance at EBDs impressive portfolio proves each design to be thoughtful, inspiring and timeless. Ellen began her career as a graphic designer, later launching EBD. She now bounces between creative directing and managing the business, enjoying both parts.
 
Ellie and Carrie discuss how to carve out time and space to be creative, the creative process itself and Ellen’s advice for budding creative.
 
Kaley Klemp: The Enneagram: Why you should know your Personality Type

Kaley Klemp: The Enneagram: Why you should know your Personality Type

August 15, 2019

Kaley Klemp, an Author and Executive and Personal Coach, is also a Master Enneagram Specialist. The Ennegram measures why we do what we do.  Kaley joins Carrie Dorr to discuss how using the Enneagram System can be beneficial in both your personal life and career. Kaley and Carrie also share their types!  

Ellie Kempton, RDN: Non-Drastic Ways to Shed a Few Pounds

Ellie Kempton, RDN: Non-Drastic Ways to Shed a Few Pounds

May 30, 2019

Ellie Kempton is the Founder of Simply Nourished Nutrition and LS x CD Council Member. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who earned her BS in Sports Medicine/Biochemistry from University of Virginia and MA in Nutrition from Bastyr University. Ellie was a collegiate swimmer who became very sick with a diagnosis if autoimmunity. Before completely giving up, Ellie found real food transformed her performance, health and life. Ellie and Carrie discuss feeling puffy and non-drastic ways on how to decrease the puff. Whether you are coming out of winter hibernation, headed to the beach or are looking to lose a few pounds any ole’ time, these few tangible nutrition tips will have you on your way de-puffing.

Cristina DeVito + Peter Mack: Meaningful Travel, Authentic Experiences + Partnership

Cristina DeVito + Peter Mack: Meaningful Travel, Authentic Experiences + Partnership

May 24, 2019

Cristina DeVito is the Co-Founder and CFO of Collective Retreats. A veteran in the experiential startup space, Cristina spent two years as the Chief Strategy Officer at Tough Mudder and went on to be the creator and CEO of Muderella Inc., where she developed a passion for connecting people with exceptional outdoor experiences. Cristina, a graduate of Harvard Business School, has 10 years of experience consulting and growing successful startups and popular consumer brands.

Peter Mack is the Founder and CEO of Collective Retreats. Peter started Collective Retreats following his role as Vice President of Product Innovation at Tough Mudder, where he oversaw experience design and product. Prior to Tough Mudder, Peter spent over 10 years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. A graduate of the hospitality school at Cornell University, Peter decided to turn the hotel model upside down and create a new type of retreat that creates as little barrier as possible between each location’s breathtaking landscape and guest accommodations.

Cristina, Peter and Carrie discuss the shift in consumer demand towards meaningful travel, creating authentic and exceptional experiences and how to lay the foundation for a healthy partnership…even in the trenches of a start-up.

Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell, ND: Health After 40

Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell, ND: Health After 40

May 23, 2019

Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell, ND is a results-obsessed Naturopathic Doctor. She has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Washington, registered Naturopathic Doctor in the State of Colorado, an author and speaker and nation-wide consultant. Throughout her career she has also worked on the "raw-materials" side of the nutritional supplement industry giving her the advantage of knowing what works and, more importantly, what doesn’t. Carrie and Carrie talk about about life after 40! Aging challenges, the science behind them and what to do to live optimally at 40 and beyond.

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler:  How Connection + Friendships are being challenged by the Modern World

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler: How Connection + Friendships are being challenged by the Modern World

May 3, 2019
Dr. Ziegler is the founder and managing director of The Child & Family Therapy Center in Denver. She gives statewide presentations on a variety of child development related topics, provides expert court testimony on child development issues and conducts testing and assessment. Sheryl is the Author of “Mommy Burnout:How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process", as well as the TEDx speaker of Why Moms Are Miserable. Sheryl holds a Doctorate in Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. Sheryl and Carrie discuss the role connection and friendships play in mental health and how social media and the modern world are challenging our basic human needs.
Mirinda Carfrae: Purpose, Training + Motherhood from a Professional Triathlete Lens

Mirinda Carfrae: Purpose, Training + Motherhood from a Professional Triathlete Lens

April 29, 2019

Mirinda Carfrae “Rinny” is a professional triathlete, 3 x Ironman World champion and a Mom. If you are not familiar with the Kona Ironman, the race consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. Rinny recently took some time off from the sport to start a family and has returned with the same competitive fire, yet the perspective of a mom. Rinny and Carrie discuss finding your purpose, the impact of aging and motherhood on physical training, mental training and persisting at sport and life despite fear.

Mary Stein: The Impact of Social Media + Technology on our Kids and our Own Brain Chemistry

Mary Stein: The Impact of Social Media + Technology on our Kids and our Own Brain Chemistry

April 29, 2019

Mary Stein is the Founder and Director of Dream BIG Day Camp, an amazing camping experience here in Denver. After leaving a successful counseling career on the east coast where she worked with children and families, Mary has enjoyed over 25 years in the camping community! Mary received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and her Master’s Degree from Fordham University in New York City.

Mary and Carrie begin by talking about the benefits of summer camp for kids which leads to a discussion around the impact of technology on our kids’ brain chemistry, how social media is contributing to child and teen depression, why parenting has changed from when we were kids and some helpful advice on how to navigate the emotional pains of life our inevitably kids must go through.