Don't Tell Me What To Do

Don't Tell Me What To Do

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In the age of social media and choice overload, we’re constantly bombarded with opinions on the “right” and “best” way to live a fulfilled life. Eat this. Live here. Go after this job. Buy this. It goes on. But what happens when you want to pivot? How do you navigate all the advice — internally & externally? Don’t Tell Me What To Do dives into conversations about pivoting from the advice you’re given and charting a new path. This season we’re diving into relationships, family, politics, finance, work life balance & more to share a balanced perspective on living a life YOU want.


What We Don’t Know About the Beauty Industry and How It’s Affecting Our Health
Feb 11 • 36 min
Today we are diving into the topic of the beauty industry and the effects on our health. We’re shown millions of cosmetic ads yearly telling us to buy products to take away our wrinkles, die our hair, cover our face, and more. But did you know that many…
New Ways To Think About People Management and Leadership
Feb 4 • 51 min
Today we are diving into the topic of people management. A manager can make or break how you feel for so much of your day — yet some of the things we’re taught about management are so antiquated. This is a topic I’m personally so passionate about as a…
Navigating Conflicting Advice On All Things Nutrition with Tracey Grant, RDN, CHWC
Jan 28 • 43 min
Today we’re diving into the complicated — yet oh so important — topic of food and nutrition. I’ve always loved cooking and eating healthy food, but this year in particular, I’ve begun to really tune into the effects my food intake on how I feel, how I…
Reframing Fitness to Longevity with Seattle Strength Coach Josh Hunter
Jan 21 • 44 min
Today we’re talking to Josh Hunter, Seattle strength coach and podcast host of Treat Yo Health. We go back to the beginning and talk about Josh’s journey from management to fitness 10 years ago. We also chat about what he learned about himself through…
How to Find Your True Authentic Happiness With Mona Lee Locke
Jan 14 • 42 min
Today we have a very special episode with Mona Lee Locke. She has held many different titles throughout her life and career including journalist at King5, former First Lady of Washington State, Executive Director of Susan Komen Foundation and most…
Turning Your Passions Into a Money Making Side Hustle
Jan 7 • 31 min
To kick off 2020 and inspire new ideas and ways of work, we’re sitting down with Jenny MacLeod - from Jenny Girl Friday - to dig into everything side hustles and entrepreneurship. Jenny is a Seattle resource for self-employed women. She coaches, speaks…
Why Are We All So Burned Out?
Dec 10, 2019 • 46 min
Todays episode is all about boundaries — creating and setting boundaries in your work and personal life so you can focus on what makes you happy and fulfilled. But you can’t talk about boundaries without first talking about burnout. We usually need these…
Giving Yourself Permission To Be A Relationship Novice
Dec 3, 2019 • 43 min
Today we’re diving into the topic of romantic relationships and love. This is a topic that seems to bring up so many opinions from so many sources — internal, family, the media, friends. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, how do you navigate all…
Fertility Talks - Technology, Ethics And Our Own Biology
Nov 26, 2019 • 42 min
Today we’re talking about fertility with Alexa, a nurse practitioner that works at a Pacific Northwest fertility clinic. As IVF technology has advanced, women have been empowered to live their own “don’t tell me what to do” story when thinking about when…
Let’s Stop Fearing Money Talk
Nov 19, 2019 • 31 min
Today we’re diving into the black box of finances with Tori Dunlap. She’s a financial coach and millennial money expert who was featured on Good Morning America for achieving her ambitious goal of saving 100K before she was 25. I personally find it so…
Season 2 Trailer
Nov 13, 2019 • 2 min
Welcome to season 2 of the Don’t Tell Me What To Do Podcast. As we talked about in our season one re-cap, We’re taking a slight turn this season and digging deep into specific “don’t tell me what to do” themes on topics like relationships, family,…
Recapping Season 1 & Looking Ahead to Season 2
May 29, 2019 • 25 min
In today’s episode Amy and Jori reflect on season one of the podcast. We delve back into the moment that kicked off this adventure and what we set out to do together. We share our favorite moments of the season and what we learned from our amazing guests.…
Forging A New Path in Living With Chronic Illness
May 14, 2019 • 30 min
What happens when you’re diagnosed with a chronic illness and medicine just isn’t working? In this episode we talk with Carly Brawner, a health coach and wellness advocate based in Austin Texas. We talk about what happened after she was diagnosed with…
What To Do Next After a Breakdown-Breakthrough Moment
May 7, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode, we’re serving up real talk on anxiety and depression with Seattle strength and fitness coach Anna Clausen Williams. We talk about Anna’s “breakdown-breakthrough moment” during a yoga class that precipitated her decision to leave her…
Reframing The Narrative On Women And Physical Weakness
Apr 30, 2019 • 33 min
Dr. Ellie Somers, founder of SISU Sports Performance and Physical Therapy, is working to reframe the narratives that women hear around healthcare and injury prevention. She’s bucking the traditional medical system by listening and empowering her clients…
Confessions of an Unemployed CEO
Apr 23, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode we dive into the messy middle of what happens after you sell a company and don’t know what happens next. Last November, tech entrepreneur Kristen Hamilton sold her latest company. As the funds crossed the wire, she shut her laptop and…
Bringing Black Girl Magic to Wellness
Apr 16, 2019 • 31 min
What happens when you look around on your social media feed and see no one that looks like you? Shouldn’t someone do something about that? For Lestraundra Alfred, it was a moment where she realized that someone was her. After building her online community…
Navigate Anxiety & Depression by Telling Fear to F*ck Off
Apr 9, 2019 • 41 min
Building a strong community in a 24/7 always on, frenetic world isn’t easy. For Molly Kieland, creating a family that combined her love of strength training and a community that relentlessly supported each other was exactly what she needed to do at a time…
Ignoring Your Inner Critic
Apr 2, 2019 • 33 min
Sometimes the hardest advice to ignore is our own. Those internal voices that try to guide us in a different direction than we know is right for us. But when we push away our fears and insecurities, we can actually hear the true voices that matter and…
That Time You Ignored Your Family’s Advice
Mar 26, 2019 • 35 min
When the people we love the most give us advice, it’s pretty dang hard to ignore — especially when it comes to family. In this episode we meet Jen Hope, executive coach and badass fitness lady. Her “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” story spanned a decade of…
Finding Your YES
Mar 19, 2019 • 49 min
We’ve all had the feeling that others want to put us in a box — the mom box, the career woman box, the friend box and more. What happens when you don’t fit perfectly into that box? Today we talk with Samantha Willing, an HR professional turned freelance…
PILOT: Don’t Tell Me What To Do
Mar 18, 2019 • 2 min
Today we’re launching a new podcast: Don’t Tell Me What To Do, brought to you by Seattleite 30somethings — Jori Saeger and Amy Kugler. Many stories of success start with the moment that precipitated future greatness and jumps to the end. But what happens…