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Well Aware Podcast

Lindsay Mueller

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Well Aware Podcast

Well Aware Podcast

Lindsay Mueller

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Intersection of mindfulness, creativity, spirituality, yoga, meditation, writing, art, and more.

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WELL AWARE 43: Erin Telford on Breathwork, Boundaries, and Being Enough

EPhoto by Melodee Solomon Do you remember that peculiar but serendipitous feeling when someone’s in your orbit, and you end up meeting simply by virtue of unplanned but repeated, consistent encounters? In 2019 it seems to happen virtually, too, and that’s the story of how Erin Telford and I met. She and sound therapist Sara Auster—one of Well Aware’s very first guests who notably has a book coming out in the fall—have been long-time buddies. Two of my dearest friends Alex and Meesh completed their trainings with Erin’s teacher David Elliott and have since become breathwork facilitators. She leads breathwork events at Sky Ting, my yoga home base, a few times each year. When I reached out to Erin, she shared that she was excited because Well Aware had been on her radar for quite some time, and because of our many mutual friends. I suppose it was only a matter of time before universal forces brought us together. We recorded our first conversation back in February 2019 and it was e...

82 MIN2019 AUG 28
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WELL AWARE 43: Erin Telford on Breathwork, Boundaries, and Being Enough

WELL AWARE 42: Succurro Founder Owyn Ruck on Being A Sensitive Person, Self-Inquiry, Astrology, and Integrity

EArticulate, headstrong, deft, hard working, self-aware, sensitive, nurturing, and collectively-oriented are all words that describe Owyn Ruck, the founder of Succurro. Succurro is a space that helps individuals as well as the collective regenerate humanity and reclaim a right to their own health. It’s located in East Meredith, New York — upstate, but away from all of the recent Brooklyn-transplant activity, claiming a space of its own. Late last year I took an astrology class with Owyn through Succurro, and it changed my life. It was October, and I was in the beginnings of my healing crisis without even fully understanding what was going on. She opened up my eyes to a new way of thinking about astrology. Instead of rooting it in personality traits, she looks at a natal chart and sees potential and a clear healing journey, taking energetic cues rather than literal ones. I’ve known about Succurro for a year or so, and I truly cannot remember how I came across it, but I’m glad I di...

75 MIN2019 AUG 22
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WELL AWARE 42: Succurro Founder Owyn Ruck on Being A Sensitive Person, Self-Inquiry, Astrology, and Integrity

WELL AWARE 41: Ryan Lemere on Social Responsibility and Privilege in Wellness

E“When you get these jobs that you so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” —Toni Morrison To know Ryan is a privilege. He’s a good listener, a strategic thinker, is generous with his energy, and spends most of his spare time in service of others or dreaming of ways we can all be, at scale. His ability to do exquisite boots-on-the-ground work while holding a higher vision not only for himself, but for the collective, is as rare as it is impressive. Ryan is a freelance designer, brand strategist, yoga teacher, reiki master, artist, creative director—a true multi-hyphenate, like many Well Aware guests—who has done work for Wanderlust, Daybreaker, adidas, The Numinous, Lululemon, and more. He’s also the founder of Aligned, a media company disrupting the way we think of well-being that’s focused on the collective. Our conversation took p...

64 MIN2019 AUG 14
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WELL AWARE 41: Ryan Lemere on Social Responsibility and Privilege in Wellness

WELL AWARE 40: Human Design with Erin Claire Jones

EPhoto credit: source unknown Human design is a new(ish) way to learn about yourself. Like astrology, you need the date, place, and time of your birth to generate an accurate chart, which looks something like this: The diagram above is apparently Beyonce’s human design chart :). You’re welcome. Believe it or not, everyone’s chart looks this crazy and confusing! Shapes, lines, numbers, colors, astrological conventions, and other terms (not pictured here) like “type” and “strategy” create a blueprint, another way for us to glean information about ourselves. After generating my chart, I was full-on stumped. I listened to a few human design podcasts and learned about the five main archetypes, but I couldn’t find a crash course in chart reading that didn’t exist behind a paywall. I was also pretty skeptical. Human design purports to be a combination of the chakra system, astrology, the i-ching, Kabbalah, and hexagram that was channeled in 1987 by one man. While I’m still not qui...

53 MIN2019 AUG 8
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WELL AWARE 40: Human Design with Erin Claire Jones

WELL AWARE 39: Erika Bloom on Pilates, Bodywork, Body Reading, and Unpacking Self-Love

EPhoto credit: Live the Process; edit by Lindsay Mueller Erika Bloom is one of the most literate bodyworkers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I trekked to her Upper East Side studio—which was kind of a big deal, because I don’t particularly enjoy venturing above 14th street—prior to our interview to see what the buzz was about. This was once upon a time in 2017. Photo credit: Varley; edit by Lindsay Mueller I had my (completely unfounded) doubts. The best somatic experiences I’ve had have come from scrappy yoga teachers or humble bodyworkers, not celebrity teachers who look like supermodels themselves. Expecting a challenging session on some combination of the cadillac and the reformer, I was floored by Erika’s process and intuition. She read my body head to toe, front to back, and silently decided on a gentle plan of action. We did some small, targeted movements for which the breath was central, but our hour together was focused on bodywork and release. Bodywork! I ...

57 MIN2019 JUL 31
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WELL AWARE 39: Erika Bloom on Pilates, Bodywork, Body Reading, and Unpacking Self-Love

WELL AWARE 38: Toronto Ink Company’s Jason Logan on Making Ink and Finding Your Visual Voice

EPhoto of Jason byLauren Koyln I first stumbled Jason Logan’s work through the social media channels ofHorses Atelier, a clothing line run by Canadian writers Claudia Dey and Heidi Sopinka, who happens to be Jason’s partner. His ink tests occasionally appeared on Horses’ Instagram and I liked them so much I started following his handle, @toronotoinkcompany,which started a slow burn obsession. This was probably 2012-ish timing. Jason’s style was a welcome departure from the too-curated, desaturated, shades-of-white, minimal Instagram feeds I followed back then. It seemed like every photo had to be styled and edited and professionally shot, and Jason’s ink tests were a breath of fresh air, respite from the contrived identities we all (yep, myself included) were projecting onto social media. Photo by Danielle Suppa of Souvenir Studios I was also drawn to his experimental approach and focus on the process. He refers to his artwork at Toronto Ink Company as “ink tests,” which is a ...

48 MIN2019 JUL 25
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WELL AWARE 38: Toronto Ink Company’s Jason Logan on Making Ink and Finding Your Visual Voice

WELL AWARE 37: The Big Update

EThis episode is by request. It’s the episode I’ve been wanting to post but haven’t yet, for reasons I name below. This is also the episode where I deliver a 40 minute soliloquy, so if you prefer the interview format, feel free to skip today and hang tight till the next one, my conversation with Jason Logan of Toronto Ink company. No hard feelings. Truth: I didn’t update Well Aware for the better part of two years. Why?In this episode, I explain everything. The yoga teacher training, the book deal, the demanding job, and the diagnoses that kept me from podcasting. In considering what to share and when, a monologue about my own health journey felt iffy. Is it TMI, does it sound like a sob story, or is it simply unprofessional? I hesitated and mulled for quite some time. Because of my transparent approach to Well Aware, it’s become a living, breathing audio record of my journey. This little ditty is (for now) too big a part of me to ignore, and it’s important context for the show...

38 MIN2019 JUL 18
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WELL AWARE 37: The Big Update

WELL AWARE 36: Marlee Grace on Rhythms, Sobriety, Expertise, Anxiety, and Being Alive

ELong time no see! It’s good to be back and worth acknowledging that it’s been a minute (ahem, a couple years) since I’ve posted a podcast. There are plenty of reasons why that is the case—if you follow me on Instagram you have an idea—but to go through them all would be to monopolize this interview and, quite frankly, it’s too good for that. I will address the silence and all your questions in my next episode. In case you’ve forgotten (and I don’t blame you if you did) Well Aware is an audio project that explores personal and collective well-being. I started it 2014 with a focus on fitness, mindfulness, and “wellness,” and intentionally included folks of all stripes: yoga teachers, artists, farmers, florists. The concept of what Well Aware is and what it will become has been evolving behind the scenes—admittedly almost completely inside my mind. Perhaps while Well Aware was gone, what you’re looking for has shifted too. Well Aware has expanded. It’s now an audio project...

84 MIN2019 JUN 26
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WELL AWARE 36: Marlee Grace on Rhythms, Sobriety, Expertise, Anxiety, and Being Alive

WELL / AWARE Show 035: What Defines You?

EYou ever really stop and think about that? Just do it with me for a sec, see what comes to mind. You might envisiona list of personality traits, achievements, a mental resume, your book deal, the day you came out, your instagram following—there’s no wrong answer. I think the interesting part is wheneverwe’re asked about defining moments it’s always the “big ones.” (You can’t see me right now, but I’m doing air quotes.) I think about this a lot because whenever I have a guest on the show, I’m trying to figure out how to help them tell their stories. And it makes sense, by the way. I love big moments, personal growth, celebrations, and what not. But the stories that are most fascinating to me are the ones that preceded the big day.When did you know you’d quit your job one day and start your own company? What shift happened internally or who inspired you to createan imprint on your soul that you’d actually act on? When you look at these mini memories, they are without a shad...

7 MIN2017 APR 28
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WELL / AWARE Show 035: What Defines You?

WELL / AWARE Show 034: Saturn Return with Mojave Rising

EIt’s been since June since I last released an episode—I missed you guys SO MUCH. For anyone who is new to the show—WELCOME!—I’m Lindsay and this is the WELL / AWARE Show, where we talk about all things wellness from the inside out. I also just wanted to say I SO appreciate your emails and notes and continued reviews of the show. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about this space, and it was really a show of support and community that you all kept writing. So please keep writing! It’s so good to hear what you like, what you could do without, what you’re not getting anywhere else, all that good stuff. Nothing is changing about the show immediately, but I do have a few things planned including some events—a few of you have been asking about the workshop with Jessa Blades. That’s still in the works. The long and short of it is our event space had some issues with flooding, so we’re waiting on a new space to be finished. It’ll be amazing whenever it does ha...

71 MIN2017 APR 20
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WELL / AWARE Show 034: Saturn Return with Mojave Rising

Latest Episodes

WELL AWARE 43: Erin Telford on Breathwork, Boundaries, and Being Enough

EPhoto by Melodee Solomon Do you remember that peculiar but serendipitous feeling when someone’s in your orbit, and you end up meeting simply by virtue of unplanned but repeated, consistent encounters? In 2019 it seems to happen virtually, too, and that’s the story of how Erin Telford and I met. She and sound therapist Sara Auster—one of Well Aware’s very first guests who notably has a book coming out in the fall—have been long-time buddies. Two of my dearest friends Alex and Meesh completed their trainings with Erin’s teacher David Elliott and have since become breathwork facilitators. She leads breathwork events at Sky Ting, my yoga home base, a few times each year. When I reached out to Erin, she shared that she was excited because Well Aware had been on her radar for quite some time, and because of our many mutual friends. I suppose it was only a matter of time before universal forces brought us together. We recorded our first conversation back in February 2019 and it was e...

82 MIN2019 AUG 28
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WELL AWARE 43: Erin Telford on Breathwork, Boundaries, and Being Enough

WELL AWARE 42: Succurro Founder Owyn Ruck on Being A Sensitive Person, Self-Inquiry, Astrology, and Integrity

EArticulate, headstrong, deft, hard working, self-aware, sensitive, nurturing, and collectively-oriented are all words that describe Owyn Ruck, the founder of Succurro. Succurro is a space that helps individuals as well as the collective regenerate humanity and reclaim a right to their own health. It’s located in East Meredith, New York — upstate, but away from all of the recent Brooklyn-transplant activity, claiming a space of its own. Late last year I took an astrology class with Owyn through Succurro, and it changed my life. It was October, and I was in the beginnings of my healing crisis without even fully understanding what was going on. She opened up my eyes to a new way of thinking about astrology. Instead of rooting it in personality traits, she looks at a natal chart and sees potential and a clear healing journey, taking energetic cues rather than literal ones. I’ve known about Succurro for a year or so, and I truly cannot remember how I came across it, but I’m glad I di...

75 MIN2019 AUG 22
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WELL AWARE 42: Succurro Founder Owyn Ruck on Being A Sensitive Person, Self-Inquiry, Astrology, and Integrity

WELL AWARE 41: Ryan Lemere on Social Responsibility and Privilege in Wellness

E“When you get these jobs that you so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” —Toni Morrison To know Ryan is a privilege. He’s a good listener, a strategic thinker, is generous with his energy, and spends most of his spare time in service of others or dreaming of ways we can all be, at scale. His ability to do exquisite boots-on-the-ground work while holding a higher vision not only for himself, but for the collective, is as rare as it is impressive. Ryan is a freelance designer, brand strategist, yoga teacher, reiki master, artist, creative director—a true multi-hyphenate, like many Well Aware guests—who has done work for Wanderlust, Daybreaker, adidas, The Numinous, Lululemon, and more. He’s also the founder of Aligned, a media company disrupting the way we think of well-being that’s focused on the collective. Our conversation took p...

64 MIN2019 AUG 14
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WELL AWARE 41: Ryan Lemere on Social Responsibility and Privilege in Wellness

WELL AWARE 40: Human Design with Erin Claire Jones

EPhoto credit: source unknown Human design is a new(ish) way to learn about yourself. Like astrology, you need the date, place, and time of your birth to generate an accurate chart, which looks something like this: The diagram above is apparently Beyonce’s human design chart :). You’re welcome. Believe it or not, everyone’s chart looks this crazy and confusing! Shapes, lines, numbers, colors, astrological conventions, and other terms (not pictured here) like “type” and “strategy” create a blueprint, another way for us to glean information about ourselves. After generating my chart, I was full-on stumped. I listened to a few human design podcasts and learned about the five main archetypes, but I couldn’t find a crash course in chart reading that didn’t exist behind a paywall. I was also pretty skeptical. Human design purports to be a combination of the chakra system, astrology, the i-ching, Kabbalah, and hexagram that was channeled in 1987 by one man. While I’m still not qui...

53 MIN2019 AUG 8
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WELL AWARE 40: Human Design with Erin Claire Jones

WELL AWARE 39: Erika Bloom on Pilates, Bodywork, Body Reading, and Unpacking Self-Love

EPhoto credit: Live the Process; edit by Lindsay Mueller Erika Bloom is one of the most literate bodyworkers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I trekked to her Upper East Side studio—which was kind of a big deal, because I don’t particularly enjoy venturing above 14th street—prior to our interview to see what the buzz was about. This was once upon a time in 2017. Photo credit: Varley; edit by Lindsay Mueller I had my (completely unfounded) doubts. The best somatic experiences I’ve had have come from scrappy yoga teachers or humble bodyworkers, not celebrity teachers who look like supermodels themselves. Expecting a challenging session on some combination of the cadillac and the reformer, I was floored by Erika’s process and intuition. She read my body head to toe, front to back, and silently decided on a gentle plan of action. We did some small, targeted movements for which the breath was central, but our hour together was focused on bodywork and release. Bodywork! I ...

57 MIN2019 JUL 31
Comments
WELL AWARE 39: Erika Bloom on Pilates, Bodywork, Body Reading, and Unpacking Self-Love

WELL AWARE 38: Toronto Ink Company’s Jason Logan on Making Ink and Finding Your Visual Voice

EPhoto of Jason byLauren Koyln I first stumbled Jason Logan’s work through the social media channels ofHorses Atelier, a clothing line run by Canadian writers Claudia Dey and Heidi Sopinka, who happens to be Jason’s partner. His ink tests occasionally appeared on Horses’ Instagram and I liked them so much I started following his handle, @toronotoinkcompany,which started a slow burn obsession. This was probably 2012-ish timing. Jason’s style was a welcome departure from the too-curated, desaturated, shades-of-white, minimal Instagram feeds I followed back then. It seemed like every photo had to be styled and edited and professionally shot, and Jason’s ink tests were a breath of fresh air, respite from the contrived identities we all (yep, myself included) were projecting onto social media. Photo by Danielle Suppa of Souvenir Studios I was also drawn to his experimental approach and focus on the process. He refers to his artwork at Toronto Ink Company as “ink tests,” which is a ...

48 MIN2019 JUL 25
Comments
WELL AWARE 38: Toronto Ink Company’s Jason Logan on Making Ink and Finding Your Visual Voice

WELL AWARE 37: The Big Update

EThis episode is by request. It’s the episode I’ve been wanting to post but haven’t yet, for reasons I name below. This is also the episode where I deliver a 40 minute soliloquy, so if you prefer the interview format, feel free to skip today and hang tight till the next one, my conversation with Jason Logan of Toronto Ink company. No hard feelings. Truth: I didn’t update Well Aware for the better part of two years. Why?In this episode, I explain everything. The yoga teacher training, the book deal, the demanding job, and the diagnoses that kept me from podcasting. In considering what to share and when, a monologue about my own health journey felt iffy. Is it TMI, does it sound like a sob story, or is it simply unprofessional? I hesitated and mulled for quite some time. Because of my transparent approach to Well Aware, it’s become a living, breathing audio record of my journey. This little ditty is (for now) too big a part of me to ignore, and it’s important context for the show...

38 MIN2019 JUL 18
Comments
WELL AWARE 37: The Big Update

WELL AWARE 36: Marlee Grace on Rhythms, Sobriety, Expertise, Anxiety, and Being Alive

ELong time no see! It’s good to be back and worth acknowledging that it’s been a minute (ahem, a couple years) since I’ve posted a podcast. There are plenty of reasons why that is the case—if you follow me on Instagram you have an idea—but to go through them all would be to monopolize this interview and, quite frankly, it’s too good for that. I will address the silence and all your questions in my next episode. In case you’ve forgotten (and I don’t blame you if you did) Well Aware is an audio project that explores personal and collective well-being. I started it 2014 with a focus on fitness, mindfulness, and “wellness,” and intentionally included folks of all stripes: yoga teachers, artists, farmers, florists. The concept of what Well Aware is and what it will become has been evolving behind the scenes—admittedly almost completely inside my mind. Perhaps while Well Aware was gone, what you’re looking for has shifted too. Well Aware has expanded. It’s now an audio project...

84 MIN2019 JUN 26
Comments
WELL AWARE 36: Marlee Grace on Rhythms, Sobriety, Expertise, Anxiety, and Being Alive

WELL / AWARE Show 035: What Defines You?

EYou ever really stop and think about that? Just do it with me for a sec, see what comes to mind. You might envisiona list of personality traits, achievements, a mental resume, your book deal, the day you came out, your instagram following—there’s no wrong answer. I think the interesting part is wheneverwe’re asked about defining moments it’s always the “big ones.” (You can’t see me right now, but I’m doing air quotes.) I think about this a lot because whenever I have a guest on the show, I’m trying to figure out how to help them tell their stories. And it makes sense, by the way. I love big moments, personal growth, celebrations, and what not. But the stories that are most fascinating to me are the ones that preceded the big day.When did you know you’d quit your job one day and start your own company? What shift happened internally or who inspired you to createan imprint on your soul that you’d actually act on? When you look at these mini memories, they are without a shad...

7 MIN2017 APR 28
Comments
WELL / AWARE Show 035: What Defines You?

WELL / AWARE Show 034: Saturn Return with Mojave Rising

EIt’s been since June since I last released an episode—I missed you guys SO MUCH. For anyone who is new to the show—WELCOME!—I’m Lindsay and this is the WELL / AWARE Show, where we talk about all things wellness from the inside out. I also just wanted to say I SO appreciate your emails and notes and continued reviews of the show. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about this space, and it was really a show of support and community that you all kept writing. So please keep writing! It’s so good to hear what you like, what you could do without, what you’re not getting anywhere else, all that good stuff. Nothing is changing about the show immediately, but I do have a few things planned including some events—a few of you have been asking about the workshop with Jessa Blades. That’s still in the works. The long and short of it is our event space had some issues with flooding, so we’re waiting on a new space to be finished. It’ll be amazing whenever it does ha...

71 MIN2017 APR 20
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WELL / AWARE Show 034: Saturn Return with Mojave Rising
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