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Our biggest lessons in life come from imperfect moments. That is why “well, not perfect” is an honest yet encouraging phrase often heard inside Audrey Grunst's therapy practice, Simply Bee. Everyday we face messy, difficult and real life problems and striving for growth rather than perfection is the healthiest mindset to have. On this podcast, you will hear experts share their personal and professional experiences that aim to inspire and humble listeners to examine their own mindset through ...
 
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Today for our last episode of this season on Well, Not Perfect, I have a timely and important episode for you. In response to many recent events involving gun violence, today’s guest Kitty Brandtner went to social media with one thing to say: “You messed with the wrong mom.” The events following are nothing but heroic and nearly impossible. Kitty, …
 
Welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today I got to sit down with Kelly Oberle, and I was immediately struck by all the things we have in common. Kelly is a leadership development coach and founder of Access Human Potential, an emotional intelligence and performance enhancement organization working with corporations, schools, and a…
 
Hello again and welcome back to Well, Not Perfect. I had an absolute blast putting on my clinical hat with our guest today. Dr. McGrath currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for NOCD, an app-based platform for the treatment of OCD. He leads their teletherapy services across the world. He is also a Lead Psychologist at Ascension Illinois Al…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today I have Vanessa Bohns on the show and let me tell you, this was one of the most thought provoking conversations I’ve had on this podcast to date. Vanessa is a social psychologist and a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Columbia Un…
 
Hello & welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today’s guest is someone who knows first hand what it’s like to overcome a seemingly impossible challenge. Nick Lavery is an active-duty member of The United States Army Special Forces. In 2013, on Nick's second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insi…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. This week I got to sit down with fellow Simply Bee clinician Eric Stevenson. Eric is a licensed professional counselor and certified mental performance coach. He specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and athletes, helping them with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem…
 
TW: Eating Disorders Hi everyone and welcome back to Well, Not Perfect. This week we’re doing something a little different. I want to share with you again one of my favorite episodes from last season. Dionne Miller was my first guest on Season 2 and someone who I feel really embodies what this show is all about. So whether you’ve listened to this e…
 
We’re back for another episode of Well, Not Perfect. This week’s guest is someone who is literally overcoming mountains every day. Dr. Jon Kedrowski earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Geography, Weather, and Climate and he is also the owner and founder of Dr. Jon’s Adventures, which leads expeditions to all corners of the globe. He has climbed 6 of …
 
Welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today I sit down with Michael Gazzo, a music producer with an absolutely fascinating story. Michael has been in the music industry for 10 years as an artist, songwriter, producer and artist developer. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry from Jordin Sparks to the Backstre…
 
Today on Well, Not Perfect, I have a timely and important episode for you. In response to many recent events involving gun violence, we at Simply Bee stepped back and asked ourselves, “How can we help?” To answer this question, I turned to our community and sought out a person who is initiating positive and powerful discussion. Today I interviewed …
 
Hi everyone, we’re back with another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today’s guest is someone who is passionate about helping women live their most healthful and happy lives. Brooke Boskovich, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a functional & integrative practitioner. She focuses on nutrition and lifestyle to help women with issue…
 
Hello and welcome back! I had so much fun with my guest this week. She’s down to earth, funny and so relatable and I know what she shares with us today will be impactful for every listener. Elizabeth Earnshaw is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author and has one of my favorite Instagram accounts in the game. Make sure you follow her on…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today’s guest is someone who uses her expertise to change the lives of people around the world. I’m thrilled to introduce you all to Ariana Gibson, a documentary filmmaker, mental health activist, and the founder and CEO of STIGMA. Stigma is a new mental health app that uses storytelling to figh…
 
We’re back for another episode of Well, Not Perfect. I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one with you all! I had the honor to sit down with Dr. Donna Baptiste, I had the opportunity to get to know Dr Baptiste in 2020 during Simply Bee’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel Discussion. Dr. Baptiste is the Department Chair of the Master of Art…
 
Hello and welcome back! I’m so excited to be here for season 3 of Well, Not Perfect. We have so many amazing guests lined up this season and I can’t wait for you to meet them all. In this first episode, I want to introduce you to the amazing Allison Herman. Allison is the Director of Education at Hope For The Day. Hope For The Day is an incredible …
 
Hi, everyone and welcome to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. This episode is going to be the last episode of season 2 and it’s going to look a little different. Instead of having a guest with me this week, I’m going to share some of my own advice on a topic I talk to clients about all the time. I’m going to use this format for some of the epis…
 
On today’s show, I sit down with writer, actor, director, and TedX Global Speaker Cara Greene Epstein. She is the award-winning writer and co-directed of Dragonfly, streaming on Amazon Prime. Today I talk to her about all things being a creative. We dive into the ways in which creatives think, feel and act. We discuss the benefits of being a free s…
 
We’re back for another episode of Well, Not Perfect. This week I’m here again with David Gray, who shared his knowledge of psychedelic medicine with us in the last episode. In Part 2, we flipped the script and this time David asked me the questions. Our conversation dives into the reality of talking about controversial topics in the age of the Inte…
 
Hello there and welcome back to Well, Not Perfect! I’m so excited to introduce this week’s guest, David Gray. He is a fellow therapist and good friend of mine. He is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Gray Matter Therapy, a private practice in the Chicagoland area. He is a trained therapist who assists clients who use psychedelic medicine for …
 
Today on Well, Not Perfect, I sit down with Kati Wax. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and the owner of Lincoln Park Psychology. Her passion is to affect others to make meaningful change. She is an extraordinary therapist and leader in the field of psychology in the Chicagoland area. Listen in as she explains the power of boundary setting du…
 
Welcome to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today, I want you to prepare yourself because this is a conversation most of us dread, and that is discussing our financial health. Now before you turn off this show, I want you to just take a moment and think about why this is one of the most important elements of your well being. On today’s show, y…
 
TW / Trigger Warning Welcome back! This is your host and therapist, Audrey Grunst. Boy do I have a good episode to share with you today! It’s a story that most of us could never imagine—yet somehow throughout this story, there's an interconnection between what my guest went through and what we experience everyday. Today I sat with Elena Breese. She…
 
Today on Well, Not Perfect I have a guest who doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk. I would like to introduce you to Mason Spector, the Co-Founder of Madhappy, a global lifestyle and apparel brand on a mission to create a more optimistic and inclusive world. Mason has been named Forbes 30U30 and is changing the world through his platform a…
 
Hello hello and welcome back to another episode of Well, Not Perfect. Today I sit down with Whitney Reynolds, and let me tell you that my conversation with her left me feeling empowered to say the least. Whitney is the Emmy nominated host of The Whitney Reynolds Show, a talk TV show that is dedicated to being a safe space for delicate life stories.…
 
Welcome back to Well, Not Perfect. Today I sat down with an extremely wise, humorous, and lovely guest who I absolutely admire in the field of counseling and entrepreneurship. I can't wait for you to meet her. Sarah Buino is the CEO, Founder of Heart Heart Therapy in Chicago, and podcast host of Conversations With A Wounded Healer. If you are someo…
 
Today October 10th, 2021, is World Mental Health Day. On behalf of Simply Bee and our relationship with MTV Entertainment and Mental Health Is Health, we are using this opportunity for you to get inspired and take action towards mental health in your life and your community. This is on the heels of May 20th, the first inaugural Mental Health Action…
 
Welcome back, everyone! I have an AMAZING show for you today. I sit down and vibe with Lola Wright. When I mean vibe, I mean I sit down and find myself immediately absorbed into the conversation with her. She is incredibly smart, insightful, and in tune with the world today. Every guest I have on the show is special in their own way and Lola is spe…
 
TW // Trigger warning: This episode contains sensitive topics. Welcome back to Part II of the episode with Morgan’s Message. I now sit down with Dona and Aberlee Rodgers, Morgan’s mom and twin sister. Dona and Aberlee share their own experience and what they’ve learned through their tragic loss. In Part II of this episode you will learn: How to tal…
 
TW // Trigger warning: This episode contains sensitive topics. Welcome to a very special 2-part episode on Well, Not Perfect. This episode is close to my heart because it hits home for me. You guys may or may not know that I was a D1 volleyball player who experienced a sudden career-ending injury that caused me to spiral into anxiety and depression…
 
Today on Well, Not Perfect, I am so proud to have Dionne Miller. She is an incredibly talented female Sports Anchor and Reporter at ABC7 Chicago. Prepare to get a glimpse inside of her incredibly resilient mind and see the personal side of her life that often doesn’t get seen on TV. As I was talking with Dionne, I couldn’t get over the fact that he…
 
If you or someone you know has ever been in an abusive relationship this is the episode for you today because I’m talking to Beth Watson, a survivor, and activist. Beth's Instagram account @yourinnersherlock gives you an honest look at the mindset of a survivor and the horrible manipulation that's called gaslighting. This is a really important epis…
 
If you are a businesswoman, this is the perfect episode for you because I’m chatting with two inspirational sisters, Sarah and Erin Potempa the owners and creators of The Beachwaver and a local store which is my favorite, B.Bungalow here in Libertyville, Illinois. This episode was recorded all the way back before COVID believe it or not, and we met…
 
Are you a woman growing a business but feel like the stereotypes are getting in the way of your success? If so then this is the episode for you because today I’m chatting with Rita Barry, marketing expert and the founder of Rita Barry & Co., a digital marketing strategist expert. For the past ten years, she and her team have been helping women-led …
 
If you are an entrepreneur, writer or artist then this episode is for you because today on AOTC we dive deep (and I mean deep) into the mindset of people who are creators and who have a mission to share their gift. Today I sit down with Jennie Nash, creator and owner of Author Accelerator Today you will learn, the money mindset that will mess with …
 
Do you practice gratitude everyday? If not, then this is the episode for you because today I’m chatting with Lani Silversides. Lani was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2018 and she found purpose in her diagnosis and founded the nonprofit, SG United Foundation and Mindful Performance, LLC to empower young girls through sports, m…
 
Do you have an emotional relationship with food? If so, this is the episode for you because today I sit down with Amber Romaniuk. She is the CEO of Gain Food and Body Freedom and host of The No Sugarcoating Podcast. Amber is helping women to overcome their eating disorder behaviors and rebuild healthy relationships with food and their bodies throug…
 
Has mental health impacted your life or someone you know? If so then this is the episode for you because today I sit down with Nancy Eigel-Miller founder of the nonprofit 1N5. Nancy turned a devastating life experience into the fuel to drive her new lifes purpose which is to save young lives from suicide. Her organization partners with the Cincinna…
 
If you or someone you know has struggled with infertility or pregnancy loss, and feels like no one understands what you are going through then this episode is for you because today I chat with Aimee Baron, Founder and Executive Director of “I Was Supposed to Have a Baby”. Today Aimee shares her struggle with infertility and the losses she has exper…
 
If you are someone who has a goal in mind and wants to show the world what it is but the imposter syndrome is getting in the way then this episode is for you because we talk about the mind traps of self doubt and the fear that holds you back from showing the world what it is you are capable of. Today you will learn how to stop comparing yourself to…
 
The uncertainty of COVID-19 has put all of us in the unknown territory of working from home. If you are someone who thrives on routine and consistency yet you feel out of control and aimless then this episode is for you because today we share concrete suggestions on time management and how to create a mindset that makes you productive and successfu…
 
If you are someone who has struggled to find self-love, then this episode is for you because we are breaking down why self-love isn’t just a cliché and what it can do for you after you find it. Today you will learn, why therapy is important even though it might seem selfish, how to become a leader when you’ve never considered yourself as one, and t…
 
If you are or someone you know is a rescue and responder then this podcast is for you because today we dive into the mental and physical demands that are unique to those people who put their life on the line every single day. In this episode I sit down with Annette Zapp owner of Fire Rescue Wellness. Fire Rescue Wellness is dedicated to improving q…
 
This week is a bonus episode where I join Dayhouse Coworking in Highland Park, Illinois for one of their free virtual coworking sessions to speak about certainty in uncertain times. Right now their is an oppurtunity to showcase mental health in a new light. As something that everyone has, we can now break the stigma and talk about it now more openl…
 
Whether you are someone who is skeptical about astrology, or an avid horoscope reader this episode is for you because were diving into everything you need to know to use astrology to transform your life. Today you will learn, what a birth chart really is and how to use it to your benefit, what mercury in retrograde really means, and why it’s import…
 
If you are someone who wakes up in the morning and dreads the question "What am I going to wear today?" This is the episode for you because we are getting real and honest about why women hate to get dressed in the morning and what positive body affirmations help us feel better about the body we live in. Today you will learn how to navigate the sens…
 
If you are someone who has been told to keep your opinion to yourself in order to fit in to society’s image of the perfect female then this podcast is for you because were breaking down why it is important to let young girls say what they’re thinking and have their own voices. Today you will why letting go of what people think will make you happier…
 
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