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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.

Heather Bulk: Navigating the Space Industry as a Woman

Heather Bulk: Navigating the Space Industry as a Woman

March 25, 2019

Heather Bulk is the CEO and Co-Founder of Special Aerospace Services and SAS Manufacturing. SAS is a leader in aerospace systems engineering solutions and is a Certified 8(a), Woman-Owned engineering services, systems and solutions business. The Companies provide innovative aerospace solutions to the aerospace industry, U.S. government agencies, Department of Defense, and the emerging commercial spaceflight sector. Heather holds a JD and LLM in Taxation from the University Of Denver and a BS in Finance from California State University, Chico. Heather and Carrie discuss the challenges of being a a female in a male-dominated industry, how to best navigate and what we can do to help support more more women and minorities pursue a career in the space industry.

Kaley Klemp: The Happiness Perspective

Kaley Klemp: The Happiness Perspective

March 25, 2019

Kaley Klemp, Author and Executive and Personal Coach, joins Carrie to talk about the Happiness Epidemic. What does happiness mean to you? What do we do with the negative emotions? How the pressure to be happy is effecting our kids. Kaley and Carrie also share personal examples of how they cope with the happiness pressure.

Ellie Kempton, RDN: Hormone Balance

Ellie Kempton, RDN: Hormone Balance

February 27, 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 what can feel like a complicated topic… hormone balance. Ellie breaks it down in a way that is easy to understand as well as humorous. She also shares practical tips on how to recalibrate our hormones…especially as we age.

Kathryn Dickinson: The Clean Beauty Revolution

Kathryn Dickinson: The Clean Beauty Revolution

February 27, 2019
Kathryn Dickinson founded AILLEA, as a result of her personal mission to take back control of her health. After years of chronic ailments which doctors would simply medicate the symptoms, but never cure the source of the problem, Kathryn set out to heal her self, and part of that journey was cleaning up her beauty routine. Kathryn holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia University. Kathryn and Carrie discuss why we need to be reading the ingredient labels on our beauty products, what to look for, how to use natural deodorant and still not stink, top tips to get started and where the evolution of Clean Beauty might be headed.