Love You More Podcast

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By: Jennifer McDaniel

As a dietitian who works in behavior change, I've noticed a common theme in my work: the need for people to give themselves permission for true self care. But, sometimes, the world makes us feel like self-care should be ONE more thing we strive for leaving us feeling like we even fail at this! The Love You More podcast is here to support you in your personal journey towards being there for THE most important person in your life: YOU.

Ep 41: Taking Control of Your Pelvic Floor - An Interview with Dr. Jamie Kocher
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April 16, 2024
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Ep 41: Taking Control of Your Pelvic Floor - An Interview with Physical Therapist Jamie Kocher

Episode summary:

Dr. Jamie Kocher, a leading expert in women's health and fitness,  joins us today to get personal about everything from incontinence to how tight jeans can affect your health. With years of experience helping women work through pelvic floor dysfunction to return to sports and active lifestyles. 

Pelvic floor concerns can be extremely embarrassing and frustrating. So many people feel really alone with it and pelvic fl...


Ep 40: Reframing Masculinity: Navigating Emotions and Self-Care with Dr. Bryan Pearlman
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04/02/2024

April 2, 2024
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Ep 40: Reframing Masculinity: Navigating Emotions and Self-Care with Dr. Bryan Pearlman

Episode summary:

In this episode, Jen's family therapist, Dr. Bryan Pearlman, joins the show as we delve into the topic of self-care for boys and men. From exploring the barriers that get in the way of emotional awareness to the stigma surrounding vulnerability and expressing feelings, this conversation goes deep. 

In his practice, Dr. Bryan focuses on the power of mindfulness and being present and living in the now. He works with m...


Ep 39: Unpacking Anxiety with Rhett Smith
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03/19/2024

March 19, 2023
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Ep 39: Unpacking Anxiety with Rhett Smith

Episode summary:

Want to hear two emotionally in-tune professionals talk about all things anxiety? Tune into this conversation between Jen and Rhett. Rhett Smith is a marriage and family therapist, executive coach, speaker, and author with an expertise in the treatment of anxiety. And we already know that Jen is a dietitian with a passion for self care and personal growth.

From delving into the root cause of anxiety (a violation of trust) to their own personal...


Ep 38: Restlessness in St. Louis
03/05/2024

March 4, 2023
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Ep 38: Restless in St. Louis

Episode summary:

Restless is a word that represents a lot of complicated feelings, but we all know what it feels like in our bodies. In this episode, Jen explores how she deals with restlessness; that feeling that you should clean the house or be productive or make time for volunteering at your kids' school. She reminds us that rest and stillness are also important. Take the challenge to slow down and take some time to just sit and be.

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Ep 37: The Weight of It
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02/20/2024

February 20, 2024
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Ep 37: The Weight of It

Episode summary:

In this candid, vulnerable episode, Jen opens up about her past struggles with disordered eating and control around food and exercise. This year has re-ignited some of these old thinking patterns and Jen shares openly about how she's still healing this part of her.


Favorite Quotes:

“Peeling back the artichoke leaves to get to the very juicy heart of peace, acceptance, love, and letting go of some control.”


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Ep 36: Zero Proof, Full Flavor: Unveiling the Non-Alcoholic Napa Cab Crafted by a Family of Visionaries
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02/06/2024

February 6, 2024

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Ep 36: Zero Proof, Full Flavor: Unveiling the Non-Alcoholic Napa Cab Crafted by a Family of Visionaries

Episode summary:

The Kamat family is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. In this episode, Jen talks to Drs. Vinay and Sona Kamat and their son Ehan. They stopped drinking alcohol 10 years ago, but maintained an appreciation for exploring the complexities of flavors. 

Jennifer and the Kamats talk about the benefits of not drinking, how you can still enjoy beer and wine through mocktails and N...


Ep 35: Troubleshooting Triggers
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01/23/2024

January 23, 2024

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Ep 35: Troubleshooting Triggers

Episode summary:

Everyone gets triggered. It's normal and a part of life. When you get triggered, do you find yourself asking, "Why can't I get past this?" "Why does this still bother me?" ?

In this solo episode, Jennifer processes where she is in her current place of growth when it comes to managing triggers. She explores changing her approach from thinking about the root cause of triggers to experiencing the feelings and emotions that come up and moving...


Ep 34: One Year Without Alcohol
01/09/2024

January 9, 2024

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Ep 34: One Year Without Alcohol


Episode summary:

The decision to stop drinking was one of the top best choices Jen's made in her life. A Little over a year after her last drink in December of 2022, Jen talks about how her life has changed, the feedback she's received, and what's next for her.

In this episode Jen gets personal about why she shares her journey so publicly and how she responds to people's reactions to her decision to stop drinking. She also...


Ep 33: Grateful for Gratitude, but not Gratitude Gone Wrong
12/27/2023

December 27, 2023

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Ep 33: Grateful for Gratitude, but not Gratitude Gone Wrong


Episode summary:

What is gratitude? What are the benefits to health? When does gratitude extend beyond the positive and go wrong?

In this episode Jennifer reflects on a couple of interactions with her sons over the past few weeks that got her thinking about staying grateful. They also got her thinking about how gratitude can go wrong and more intentional ways to approach gratitude in her own life.  

There are times w...


Ep 32: Shaking Yourself Out of Stuck-ness
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12/12/2023

December 12, 2023

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Ep 32: Shaking Yourself Out of Stuck-ness with Becky Vollmer


Episode summary:

In this episode Jennifer gets to interview one of her dream guests! She sits down with renown writer, teacher, speaker, and leading voice in the recovery and sobriety community, Becky Vollmer. When Jen first started Love You More, she had a vision of the content she would produce and the people she would dream of having on the show. Becky was one of those dream guests.

Becky's expertise is in helping...