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Introducing Live. Love. Eat., the Podcast!

This weekend I recorded the first episode of a weekly podcast.  It is called Live. Love. Eat, and each episode is an interview with someone who has stepped up to share the story of her (or his) relationships with food and with her body.  She may be a disordered eater, she may be a paleo dieter, she may be totally at peace with her body or not.  The whole point being that I can do all of the writing on my blog here that I want, but I will never be able to do something as empowering, comforting, and inspiring as sharing with y’all the beautiful and brilliant lives of others.

Additionally: I really, passionately want this movement to be about community ownership.  It’s not just me, living the example– it’s millions, and every one of us has a powerful story and voice.  I consider it an honor to be gifted with those stories, and an even greater honor to share them with the community.

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Episode One is with guest Manda Leisten.

Amanda Leisten (Manda) was born and raised in Colorado but has recently embraced Sioux Falls, South Dakota as her current home. She makes a living through American Sign Language Interpreting which is just one of her many passions. She loves spending time with family and friends, enjoys a good book, feels at peace when writing, and sings almost constantly. Much to Stefani’s chagrin she also is quite fond of the color pink. Loving life and living to love is what she is most driven by and she is currently working toward the serenity of self-love. Manda, also, is a compulsive overeater and a member of Overeaters Anonymous a 12-step program geared toward helping disordered eaters find serenity through self-growth and acceptance. She is engaged to be married to Ben who, too, is a disordered eater. They enjoy cooking healthful foods together and helping each other continue to love and discover new things about themselves. Their future plans currently contain nothing but bliss and happiness because Manda is working diligently on not planning too many things; just enjoying life as it comes. Manda’s most recent ambition is to help the women of the world help and love themselves as they are, which is why she is a part of this kick-ass revolution.  She can be read at her blog: primalterp.blogspot.com, or reached at her gmail, amleisten06@gmail.com.

Two final relevant notes:

If you would like to be on the podcast, please contact me via my contact tab.  I would love to have you on, no matter where you on your journey or what kind of person you are, or how popular or not.  We are all worth it, and I want the depth and reality of your life to be heard, should you have something you would like to say.

Leaving a review of the podcast really is important.  It’s the most powerful way to reach people who might find resonance in and solace from our work.  Sharing it in other mediums is cool, too, as in everything we do, but in all cases I invite you to help us as much as you please.  Podcasts, additionally, are expensive, if you want to help us in that donation kind of way.

One fun relevant note:

I grew up with a speech impediment.  I’m mostly better these days, but I’ll be tickled if you can spot it and poke fun at me.


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Managing director of Paleo for Women and author of Sexy by Nature.


  1. So excited and thrilled for you 🙂 (and for us listeners…)

  2. THANK YOU STEF! Thank you for having me on the show, and I can’t wait to see where this goes! 🙂

    Love you so much!


  3. I haven’t listened to the first episode yet, I just downloaded it and will be listening in just a couple minutes. I just wanted to say how glad I am that you are doing a podcast! I listen to podcasts at work (my favorite being Latest in Paleo) and I’m really glad that I can get your messages on audio.

    About a month ago, I kind of fell off the primal bandwagon in a lot of ways. Too much sugar, too much wine, not enough activity and it was starting to make me feel bad and very, very anxious. Feeling that way, I decided that being primal made me happy on so many levels. (Not to mention it helped with my gluten, milk, nut, and sunflower allergies:)) I’m so glad that when I decided to start feeling good again, I found your blog. I am so inspired by you and I’m trying to get every woman I know to read your blog, and feel as strong about self esteem as you do.

    But I digress from my way to long comment, to say I am extremely excited for you. And I will definitely be giving you a rating on iTunes. I usually use Zune, so I will check that rating system out as well. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Kayla! I’m registered over at Blackberry/Zune directories as well, so you should be able to access it there, too.

      YES I am glad! If all I can say for myself when it’s all well and done and I’m doing all the accounting for my life is that I inspired people to love themselves, I will die a blissfully happy woman.

  4. i can’t believe you did a guest post on that asshole nickoley’s bog. don’t criticize him, or he’ll call you a cock-sucking cunt too. and we women sure do need allies like him

  5. i fell asleep before it was over 😛 but it is incredible to hear from women with a similar background who are aware and working towards a healthy relationship with their bodies and food. its kinda funny i listen to this as well as alan watts and get super philosophical and start thinking about the words self-esteem, self-image, self-love and how these are really most usually based on how we think other perceive us or the feedback we get from the outside world, and to think that, dammit, if we just lived in a more loving and accepting world it would be perfectly alright to rely on that as what builds up our self esteem, unfortunately we live in a critical, insecure world, and to have the strength to well up a positive self esteem is very difficult, so thank you both for sharing your stories and strength!

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  7. Thank you so much. I have listened to all three podcasts and each woman has something wonderful and beautiful to contribute. They are all Bad Ass!

  8. I just found your podcast and haven’t even finished this episode and I’m practically in tears. Everything you talked about in this podcast rang so true. I’ve always struggled with my body image for as long as I can remember. I’ve always considered myself fat whether that was true or not and never developed a healthy relationship with exercise because I always used it as a method of self-flagellation for a lack of willpower reagrding food, particularly sweets. Last summer, I discovered Paleo and adopted it immediately. Though I wasn’t wrestling with any health issues, I noticed that my mood, my outlook on my life and my view of my body were so much more positive. I did fantastic with Paleo up until Halloween when I had some candy and instead of forgiving myself, laughing it off and getting right back on the wagon, I let that slip and stress in my life turn into a cycle of stress-eating garbage food, hating myself for eating that way, and then eating more garbage food to deal with the negative feelings. The worst part of it all is that I am a health care practitioner, and I’m constantly prescribing a Paleo-type diet to help my patients heal from autoimmunse disease, allergies, and other chronic conditions. When Paleo didn’t instantly turn my body into the physicque of crossfit games competitior, I assumed I was ‘doing it wrong’ and that people would see me as a fruad who was too fat to be telling them how they should eat. This also contributed to bad food choices, which just left me feeling like even more of an hyprocrite, exaggerating behaviors I already had of binging on ‘bad’ foods in secret. I could go on, but from what I’ve heard on the podcast so far, you already know how this story goes.

    Like I said before, as I’m listenting to the podcast I’m practically in tears hearing that, yes other people struggle with this (my embarassment and shame prohibited me from talking to others about this) and that yes, I can forgive myself and I can learn to love myself and my body just the way I am. I know this is going to be long journey, but you have inspired me to big the trip.

  9. Hi Stefani! I found your blog through your appearance on the Balanced Bites podcast. I just listened to your first podcast with Manda and I was practically in tears. I think the work you’re doing is wonderful and I really appreciate you being so open and honest and creating a place where we can all be equally open and honest about our struggles.

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