December 4, 2018
We Tried Wellness Ep. 10: Wild Friends + We Tried Sleeping
Snacks, sleep, and meditation
We Tried Wellness, an original podcast from The Natural, takes on the latest and greatest trends in wellness and discusses their merits. Our podcast is all about investigating practical tips and hacks we come across on social media and in our communities, and seeing how they fit into our lifestyle. Each episode, we’ll try a wellness trend and talk to influencers and experts in the field.
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Episode 10: Wild Friends + We Tried Sleeping
The Portland fog has fallen upon us and we’re kicking off this unintentionally hygge-themed episode with some autumnal hibernation topics (think: sleep, snacks, and meditation). Joining us this time around are Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh, best friends and co-founders of Portland-based, nut-butter centric brand, Wild Friends. We chat with these inspiring women about making nut butter fun, one wellness trend at a time.
Other things we chat about…
- Alison kicks off the episode taking us on her journey to personal contemplativeness. She recently attended The Big Quiet and shares her experience in group meditation.
- How to back out of plans with your friends without offending anyone.
- Of course, Wild Friends! Their story is BFF mania: two childhood friends, turned college roommates, turned nut butter entrepreneurs. Here’s where you can find them on the Internet and Instagram (which Erika still manages herself, major kudos).
- Can opposite personalities collaborate in the workplace? Learn more about Myers-Briggs, or take this free personality test (because who doesn’t love an online quiz?).
- I (Jillian, speaking) have some trouble making smoothies with PB in them (my blender tends to get blocked up!). The solution: ORDER MATTERS. In your blender, add ingredients in order: liquids, dry goods (this is where the nut butter goes), leafy greens, fruits and veggies, ice and frozen ingredients.
- Sleep and wellness are one in the same. Keeley’s sleeping tips include no screens before bed, a nice cup of tea, and a really, really long work of fiction. While Keeley recommends anything in the science fiction category, Alison reco’s The Name of the Wind in the fantasy category, and I recently read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in the regular old fiction category (not very long, but an enjoyable evening read).
- Erika is all about that mind-gut connection. Have you ever tried elimination diets? Find out more about the intense GAPS diet she went on for a year to discover more about her gut health.
- P.S. I think eye masks can really help block out the light if you’re overexposed to screen time and they help me (again, this is Jillian here!) fall asleep more soundly. I really love Slip but also this vegan alternative looks amazing too.
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