Challenging the Collective Podcast: Becoming Awake To Conscious Choices
By Katina Mountanos
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Challenging the Collective is a podcast from the founder of popular wellness and lifestyle blog, On Adulting. Katina Mountanos has created a space where we can question everything...so that together, we can all make conscious choices for the improvement of our lives and our world. She and her guests push your thinking on topics such as spirituality, self-care, minimalist fashion, green beauty, impact investing, healing methods, entrepreneurship, and so much more. So, slow down for a bit and let yourself become awake to your choices...so that you can Challenge your version of the Collective, too.
||Clean36. Clean Beauty Warrior, Indie Lee, On Staying Grounded With Nature's Help||Do you ever feel like the Universe is giving you a major sign? Indie Lee, the founder of the renowned clean beauty company, had an experience that shifted the course of her life. After spending much of her early career “following the rules”...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35. Founder of Modern Fertility, Afton Vechery, On Taking Control Of Our Bodies||Did you ever wonder why fertility is something that’s talked about in hushed tones and quiet corners in our modern world? Me neither. And, neither does Afton. During this podcast episode, we will hear from Afton Vechery, the co-founder...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34. Acupuncturist, Christine Friel, On Finding Our Ch'i||What does it mean to find your ch’i? In this podcast episode, Christine Friel, an acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner walks us through the many different ways that we can re energize our ch’i, or life force - no...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33. Social Entrepreneur, Angela Luna On Creating With A Purpose||Did you ever think that a fashionable jacket could double as a place of shelter? Me neither. But, Angela Luna always believed that fashion could be used as a tool for change - even in the most dire situations. After seeing the impact of the...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32. Yogi and Urban Mystic, Darren Main, On Making the Mundane Sacred + Finding Your Breath||Have you ever thought about the power of our minds and breath? Darren Main, one of the most well-respected yogis, authors and spiritual thinkers in San Francisco and truly, around the world, invites us to see “what a clusterfuck our lives might...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37. Founders of Almost 30 Podcast, Lindsey + Krista, On Navigating Our 20s And Beyond||Did you ever think...I’m almost 30 (or 25 or 20) - and I have no clue what I’m doing with my life? Krista and Lindsey felt the same exact way (same). But now, they’re here to help. It seems fitting that for the last episode of Challenging the...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31. Corporate Idealist, Christine Bader, On Bending The Rules for Good||If you’ve ever had the urge to save the world, but had no clue where to start: this is it. Christine Bader, who was most recently the Director of Social Responsibility at Amazon, is on Challenging the Collective today - talking about her path...||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30. EFT Tapping Expert, Kate Winch, On Releasing Fear With Our Fingertips||Have you ever known that you should be doing something, but a little voice in your head tells you to do the opposite? It could be about drinking that third cup of coffee, or quitting your job (we’ve all been there). Oftentimes, hearing your true...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29. Co-founder of Apothecanna, Joie Meffert, On The Healing Power of Plants||Did you know that you could use cannabis...on your skin? And, that it provides pain relief almost immediately? Joie Meffert is one of the co-founders of Apothecanna, the first all-natural body care line supercharged by plants - such as cannabis...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28. Doula and Cannabis Mama, Ozzie, On Bringing Women Up||There are many different ways that you can build a tribe. And, Ozzie is kind of an expert on all of them. She’s been building communities, especially those that bring women up, since she’s been a little girl. And, after spending time as a doula...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27. Neurologist and Environmental Scientist, Ilene Ruhoy, On How Our Environment Affects Our Brain||Have you ever wondered what impact our environment can have on our health? Ilene Ruhoy is the perfect person to ask. As a neurologist, holistic health practitioner and with a phd in environmental toxicology - she has an extreme understanding of how...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26. Founders of Fair Harbor, Caroline and Jake Danehy, On Using Trash For Good||Did you know that you can make swimsuits out of recycled plastic? Well - Fair Harbor, a sustainable swimsuit and lifestyle brand uses 11 plastic bottles in each of their swimsuits. Yes, you heard that right - all of their products are created...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25. Community Healer, Polina Smith On Getting Better From The Inside Out||We all have different definitions of healing. For some of us, it looks like going for a walk in the park. For others, it’s adjusting our diets. But, we all know deep down what it is - we just need to listen. Polina Smith is a holistic healer and...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23. Founder of PiperWai, Jess Edelstein, On Making A Side Hustle Your Reality||Have you ever wondered about what goes on in the mind of a true entrepreneur - especially one in the wellness world? Jess Edelstein is a prime example of someone who took her side hustle to a multi-million dollar business in a few years - and has...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24. Founder of WearWell, Erin Houston, On Using Fashion To Change The World||Are you confused about how you could make an impact in the world? Do you feel like you have to make a choice between working at a big bank or sacrifice everything to work at a nonprofit in Kenya? Erin proves that you could fit somewhere in the middle...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22. Feng Shui expert, Amanda Gibby Peters, On Creating Space For Your Best Self||Have you ever noticed that things weren’t going right in your life - and your space (whether it’s your home or your desk) is mirroring it back to you? In this episode of Challenging the Collective, we dive deep into the ancient practice of Feng...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21. Solo Travel Expert, Sahaj Kohli, On Doing Something Scary Every Day||What’s the worst that could happen? That’s a question that Sahaj asks herself each time she decides to do something kind of scary...alone. Sahaj Kohli, a solo travel extraordinaire and senior editor at the Huffington Post, talks us through her...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20. SOLO EPISODE: Katina Mountanos On Being Okay With Growing Up||What's the scariest part about getting older? In this solo podcast episode (on her birthday, no less!), Katina digs into everything she knows about Growing Up. She turns around some of the questions she asks her own guests on herself (yes,...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. Natural Hair Color Extraordinaire, William Scott Blair, On Finding Joy & Treating Your Hair with Care||Did you know that your scalp is actually part of the largest organ in your body - and by putting toxic hair dyes on it we could be doing major damage to it? William Scott Blair, a NYC-based Natural Hair Color Extraordinaire walks us through the...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18. Author of Bouncing Forward, Michaela Haas On Channeling Resiliency In Your Darkest Hour||89% of us will go through a trauma at some point in our lives. That’s trauma with a Big T or a little one. It’s surviving a car crash or a ending a toxic relationship. It’s losing a loved one or a limb. It’s getting sick or getting laid off....||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17. Sustainability Influencer, Anna Lisa Graves On Conscious Consumerism & Making Minimalism Cool||What if you only had 5 pieces of clothing in your closet? Do you think you would survive? Sustainability influencer and fashion blogger, Anna Lisa Graves does--and it’s her job to blog about clothing. On this podcast episode, Anna Lisa shares her...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. Jennifer Cookson of Mother Dirt On Rethinking Our Version of Clean||Have you ever thought that bacteria can be good for you? During this podcast episode, we’ll head from Jennifer Cookson, a veteran in the green chemistry world and Head of Product at Mother Dirt. Jennifer is on a mission to help us redefine what we...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. Serial Entrepreneur, Katina Mountanos on Connecting The Dots Looking Backwards & The Healing Power of EVOO||When you look back at your career, how would you connect the dots? For (the other) Katina Mountanos, my cousin + entrepreneur extraordinaire, she is always keeping her eyes peeled for the next exciting challenge--and worries about connecting the dots...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14. On Expanding Your Mind & Healing Your Soul with Medicinal Mushrooms and Other Sacred Plants||We have often been taught to see the world in black and white. We have been taught since we were young: Don’t do Drugs. Drugs are Bad. But, what if I told you that “drugs” like Ecstacy, Mushrooms, and MDMA are actually proven to heal even those...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. Wellness Warrior, Walela, On Kicking Cancer's Ass & Getting In Touch With Your Spirit||What would you do if you got diagnosed with cancer at the age of 22? Would you crumble...or would you become a Warrior? Well, we all hope our answer would be the latter. On this podcast episode we have the opportunity to hear from a real live Wellness..||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. Molly Goodson of The Assembly on Bringing People Together IRL||Have you realized women’s clubs are making a comeback? In San Francisco, there’s a brand new space for women to connect with each other, to celebrate both work + play, and to find comfort in a city that has been basically founded by dudes on...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Daughter of the Land's Ashley Spierer on Natural Skincare + Going With Your Gut||It took the summertime heat in India and naturally frizzy hair for Ashley Spierer to get rid of her familiar supply of products, and experiment with coconut oil. Fast forward three years later, and she’s now the founder of a growing natural skincare..||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. Avocado Green's Co-Founder, Jay Decker On Getting a Healthy Night's Sleep||What do petroleum-based polyurethane foam, flame retardants, dangerous pesticides, and volatile chemicals and gases have in common? These materials are found in our everyday mattresses and pillows--products we’ve been using for years, every...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09. Former-Model, Podcaster & Sustainability Advocate, Tess Bengsston on Embracing Change like a Bada$$||Change. It’s something that we all experience at one time or another. And, every single time that we do--it’s just as difficult. On this podcast, Tess Bengsston - a rebel in her own right, takes us on her journey of how she has embraced the...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08. Reiki Master & Crystals Guru, Tanya Corona On What It Means To Have Good Vibes||Can crystals talk? For Tanya Corona, a Reiki Master + Spiritual Healer who has been practicing for 20+ years, they can. In our world today, we’ve been conditioned to believe that spirituality should be suppressed and healing can only take place in...||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07. CMO of Swell Investing, Teresa Orsolini, on Impact Investing for Real Humans||Did you ever think that with $50, you could invest your money, and make the world a little bit better? In this podcast, we’ll be talking money. And, more importantly--money that can make a difference. Teresa Orolini, the Chief Marketing Officer of...||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06. Astrologer, Sherene Schostak On Mysticism + Using Stars To Analyze The Future||Do you find yourself checking your horoscope monthly (daily? By the minute?) - intrigued at the potential of what information our stars can hold? Have you always been interested in understanding why Mercury Retrograde might mess up our communication...||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05. Neuroscientist + Essential Oil Guru, Leigh Winters, on the Science Behind Self-Care||Did you know that you might have been breathing wrong for your entire life? According to Leigh Winters, a clinical researcher and aromatherapist, this might be one of the simplest mindfulness techniques out there--and we have all the tools we’ll...||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04. Clinical Herbalist Laura Ash on What The Heck Adaptogens Are + How Self-Learning Can Fuel Your Passions||If you’ve been hearing the word “adaptogen” buzzing around your Instagram feed, and have no clue what it is--you’ve come to the right place. And, even if you’ve been adding Ashwagandha to your tea for decades, don’t worry. Laura Ash, a...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03. LOLA Co-Founder, Jordana Kier, On Making Periods Less Weird||Did you ever think about what ingredients are in your tampons?||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02. BONUS EPISODE: My Wellness Guru, Jess Vitucci, On Treating Your Body Like A Science Experiment||During this BONUS podcast episode get inspired to listen to your gut||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01. The Introduction: How are you Challenging the Collective?||Katina Mountanos shares what inspired her to start this podcast, Challenging the Collective||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
LOVE this podcast!! SO inspiring!!!
If you are looking for a podcast that will make you question/reflect/think, inspire you to action & make you smile--this is IT. This podcast is incredibly thought provoking. Each guest is super diverse in their background, but all have one thing in common: they have redefined what they do, how they live, and who they are based on their own truth. They have questioned the status quo & they inspire us to do the same!! Katina is a skilled interviewer. She asks the most interesting questions! Literally cannot recommend this podcast enough!
Inspiring and motivating!
Listening to Katina's podcast will not only leave you feeling relaxed and at peace but she is also extremely motivating and inspiring. Her and her guests' stories are challenging what we all consider to be the norm - I think it's an important perspective especially considering we all only have one life to live! Listening definitely makes me wanna get up and get moving with what makes me happiest :) great job!
Thank you so much for having me on as a guest Katina! So much gratitude for giving us the platform to reach curious minds and create positive dialogue around a heavily stigmatized topic. 🙏🏼💚