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Finding Your Shine

Best friends Nina and Liz give you a dose of Monday motivation each week through interviews with people lighting up the communities of health and wellness, spirituality, and personal growth. Wherever you are on your journey to health, happiness, and self-love, these real and authentic conversations will keep you inspired and laughing. Join us in finding your shine!
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Dec 26, 2016

Show yourself some grace in 2017.  Today we talk about how we tend to inundate ourselves with lofty goals, pies-in-the-sky, and self-defeating mindsets.  This new year, set attainable goals for yourself, build your mindfulness, and surround yourself with people that build you up.  Set yourself up for success; this is your year to shine!

 

We’ll Discuss:

  • Wine of the Day: Cooper’s Hawk Winter Red
  • The history behind the new year’s resolution
  • How we set goals
  • Our own stories in goal setting
  • Our tendency to downplay our little victories
  • Building your “tribe”
  • Choosing your own mantra—there are no rules!
  • Simplifying your life
  • Using a journal to keep your mental space tidy

 

Links:

 

Resources:

  • The Minimalists (Podcast)
    • www.theminimalists.com
    • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (Available on Netflix)

 

Shout Outs:

  • Businesses, podcasts, recommendations, other

 

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Dec 19, 2016

It’s super easy to get caught up in the mundanity of our daily routines, and even easier to let that burn us out!  During this episode, we talk about ways to check your ‘tude at the door when you get to work, and how to keep your work stress out of your home life in order to prevent ourselves from getting burned out.

 

We’ll Discuss:

  • Wine of the Day: None! We went to yoga instead.
  • “Highly Sensitive People”
  • Leaving your work stress at work
  • What is burnout?
  • What works for us
  • Making lists: the good, the bad, the ugly
  • Accountability buddies
  • Work is not the be-all-end-all

Links:

Resources:

Shout Outs:

 

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Dec 12, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes we lose track of how we’re treating ourselves amidst all the love we’re trying to show everyone else.  The holidays, while very special, can be super strenuous on you!  Practice self-care this year, making sure to take time for yourself and honor your feelings and health.

 

Quotes:

  1. “Don’t freak out, eat what’s there… have some grace for yourself and know this may not be the season or the time to be super down on yourself.” - Liz
  2. “We should be trying to achieve this balance throughout the whole year.” - Nina
  3. “It is the time when we’re likely to get sick especially because we’re around so many people.” - Liz
  4. “We always are trying to please others at the expense of ourselves.” - Nina

We’ll Discuss:

  • Wine of the Day: Gerstacker Nürnberger Christkindles Markt-Glühwein (Holiday Mulled Red Wine)
  • Honoring your health during the holidays
  • Being okay with indulgence
  • The 80/20 rule
  • Letting go of anxiety when circumstances are beyond your control
  • Taking some time for ourselves when our family is all around
  • Incorporating our routine into the holidays
  • Stay hydrated!
  • Spiritual continuity throughout the holiday season
  • The rule of “me,” and getting our of our own way
  • “How to Live a Good Life”
  • Do what best serves you, not everyone else
  • How do you self-care?

Links:

Resources:

Shout Outs:



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Nov 28, 2016

Today we interview the founders of the blog Gals with Goals, Angela & Brooke.  Like us, they’re college pals that build each other up and push each other to meet the goals they set together!  One of the key elements we also discussed was that grace and understanding can be useful and important in reaching the goals we set for ourselves.

 

We’ll Discuss:

  • Gals with Goals: Origins
  • What is Gals with Goals?
  • Brooke’s Book and challenges in writing
  • Angela’s website, and goals for the future
  • Advice for goal setting and accountability
  • “Cycle of Grace”
    • Acceptance of Self
    • Sustenance
    • Significance
    • Accomplishment
  • How do our activities affect women in our communities?
  • Keeping negativity at bay, and avoiding burnout
  • Goals for Nina & Liz
  • Wine of the Day: Cupcake Pinot Grigio

Links:

Resources:

Shout Outs:

  • Michelle Tuesday Music School
    • 1173 N. Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, OH
 

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Nov 21, 2016

We had so much fun in this episode interviewing Natalie Burrage, owner of L-Yoga Flow!  Natalie provides us (and other women) advice from her journey to mindfulness and self-love, amidst struggles with body image and motivation.  

 

We’ll Discuss:

  • Wine of the Day: Just Peachy - French sparkling wine
  • Natalie: my journey in mindfulness
  • Natalie’s advice for women who are just starting their spiritual journey
  • Getting spiritually unstuck
  • Where does Natalie get her inspiration?
  • Kundalini Yoga and language
  • Is it better to embrace and engage negative feelings, or change your mindset?
  • Self-awareness does not equal perfection
  • The purpose behind L-Yoga Flow
  • “Love Your Body” Yoga
  • Cute yoga clothes
  • Daily routines and So Purkh

Links:

Resources:

 

 

Shout Outs:

 

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Nov 14, 2016

In this episode of Wine & Shine, we delve into the realm of the mainstream media to uncover why women have primarily negative self-perceptions.  We’ll discuss why it’s important to let go of these perceptions and love yourself as you are despite constant media bombardment, while still consciously making choices toward self-improvement.

 

Quotes:

  1. “People definitely thought we were taking engagement photos, and I support that.” - Nina
  2. “How come we can’t see these positive sides of ourselves [and] it takes someone else to point out something that can be super-beautiful?” - Nina
  3. “The issue I have in the mainstream media is that what is and is not attractive is being determined by a bunch of old, white men.” - Liz
  4. “People don’t buy products, they buy what that product will make them become.” - Liz
  5. “How can we begin a shift of having women believe in these ideals sooner so that we can make a shift as a society?” - Nina
  6. “I do think it’s really important for women to support each other, because if we don’t, who will?” - Liz
 

We’ll Discuss:

  • Wine of the Day: 2014 Charles Smith - “Eve” Chardonnay
  • Miss Representation
  • Pro’s and cons: the pageantry of competitive beauty
  • Men are the decision makers in the media, and why that’s a problem
  • The interpretation gap, and supporting retailers you don’t support
  • Body-neutral retailers
  • Youth-targeted and gender-biased media
  • Why we don’t take curvy women seriously
  • The fine line between self-improvement and self-deprecation
  • Your “best” body is up to you
  • Comparing ourselves, positive or negative, is a dangerous game
  • “Pretty is as pretty does.” - Grandma Belden
  • The pressure is real for men, too
 

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Resources:

 

Shout Outs:

 

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Oct 31, 2016

Today we chat about the expenses of supplying your household with food, and the social aspect of eating.  Our friends, as much as we love them, influence us to spend money going out and, as a result, we neglect the groceries we spent way too much money on!  Grab a glass and join the conversation.

 

Show Notes:

  • Groceries are expensive!
  • One-stop shopping versus shopping the town for the best prices
  • Value added: quality over cost?
  • Tip: Get “basics” at the lowest-price store you can (canned goods, dry goods, spices)
  • Food is a controllable expense… or is it?
  • Social pressure to spend money on food
  • Creating a social event out of saving money on food-- our ideas
  • Budget honestly for your social eating expenses
  • What happened to pregaming?!
  • Shopping based on what’s on sale, then planning your meals around what you bought
  • Balancing a busy life and economical habits
  • Wine of the Day: tastefully absent (the reviews are made up and the points don’t matter)
  • Questions:
    • Gretchen in Kent, Ohio: As a grad school student cooking for one on a limited budget, what do you suggest for eating healthy and keeping my funds in check?

Links:

Resources:

  • “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown
Shout Outs:
  • Various grocery stores:
    • Aldi (Liz highly recommends for anyone on a budget)
    • Kroger
    • Meijer
    • Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market
    • Giant Eagle
    • Marc’s
    • Trader Joe’s
  • Piada
  • Chipotle (again!)
 

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Oct 24, 2016

Today, we chat about our health and what we feed our bodies. Are fad or “crash” diets the way to go, or is it better to change to a vegan, vegetarian, or paleo lifestyle? Is diligent calorie counting truly the best way to watch your waistline? We discuss these questions along with the idea that maybe it’s just better to go with whatever works best for your body.

 

We’ll discuss:

  • Wine of the day: 2014 Colby Red Blend
  • Our dieting stories
  • Is calorie counting a silver bullet for weight loss?
  • Make health work for you even when life (or master’s studies) gets in the way.
  • Quality versus quantity: is it what you eat more important than how many calories you consume?
  • Charcuterie… is that Japanese?
  • Whole foods (not the store) in America
  • The cost of high quality food
  • Volunteer opportunities? Let us know!
  • Heal your mindset surrounding food.
  • Map out your food history
  • Male issues with nutrition and body image… are they the same?
  • Childhood coping mechanisms and how they affect us now

Links:

Resources:

Shout Outs:

  • The Sycamore Gastropub
    • 262 E Sycamore St, Columbus, OH 43206
    • Advice: Make reservations! Order the poutine fries.
    • 614-754-1460
 
 

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Oct 19, 2016

Do you find yourself struggling to be the best you can be?  Many times, we get caught up in trying to achieve perfection, forgetting that our imperfections are often the best parts of us! “The Gifts of Imperfection,” by Berne Brown, is an amazing book that encourages us to delve into our uncomfortable inner bits to get to the root of what makes us “us.”

 

Show Notes:

  • 1:32 - Wine of the Day: 2015 Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio ($12.95)
  • 4:19 - Wine substitute of day: Chai Tea Latte/ Peach Tranquility Tea from Starbucks
  • 6:44 - The week in review
  • 7:54 - The Gifts of Imperfection
  • 9:37 - The definition of “shame” and the “shame cycle”
  • 17:50 - Who to talk to about your shame cycle
  • 24:06 - Something’s gotta give
  • 27:09 - The definition of “authenticity”
  • 41:18 - Nina’s experience with and advice for meditation
  • 49:29 - Joy, gratitude, belonging, and Pocahontas (and sometimes negativity, too)
  • 57:35 - You are not your thoughts, and stop being so hard on yourself
  • 1:05:23 - Questions (send them to us!)
    • Amanda: How do I stop myself from having negative dialogue in my head?
    • Kelli: What can I do in my profession to avoid the pressure of living up to my personality type?
  • 1:15:29 - You’re never too far gone… start now!

 

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Resources:

Shout Outs:



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Oct 18, 2016

In this episode, we talk about our start as friends, and why we started a podcast.  We also talk about the social pressures to be a homeowner, our desire to move downtown and live the millennial lifestyle in an urban environment, the pros and cons about moving and the suburbs, and much more!

 

Show Notes:

  • 0:46 - Wine and Shine Podcast: our “why”
  • 3:29 - Our journey as friends
  • 10:52 - Wine of the Day: 2012 Chateaux de Cruzeau Bordeaux ($24.99)
  • 18:18 - Let’s talk about moving
  • 20:50 - Pro’s & Cons: Houses vs. Apartments
  • 28:00 - Looking for places downtown
  • 35:03 - The appeal of moving downtown
  • 42:00 -Do you have a story about moving downtown from the suburbs, and was the move worth it?
  • 42:38 - Pros: living in suburbia
  • 46:19 - Questions from the “audience” (our friends)
    • Natalee: Can you raise children in a big city?
    • Thespina: Risk versus reward financially when moving into a big city?
    • Brittany: How to decide which furniture to keep and which to get rid of when moving AND saving for a wedding?

 

Links:

 

Resources:

 

Shout Outs:

  • Carnardo Wine & Cheese
    • 3576 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221
    • Phone: (614) 326-0960
  • Gervasi Vineyard
    • 1700 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721
    • Phone: (330) 497-1000
  • Rogue Squadron Podcast
  • Tom’s Deodorant (for her)
  • Herban Cowboy Deodorant (for her)



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