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I love podcasts. I’ve got a long list of must-listens that I download each week and I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting shows to add to my rotation. My favourites leave me feeling uplifted and inspired — in mind and spirit, as well as overall health and wellness. I wanted to share a few of my favourite podcasts with you here; two that will inspire your mind and three to improve your health!

HappierHappier with Gretchen Rubin
Given how much I loved The Happiness Project it’s no surprise that Gretchen Rubin’s new(ish) podcast is one of my current favourites. Each week she records the show with her sister Elizabeth Craft, sharing “practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits.” This show is entertaining, candid and full of tips and tricks to make subtle changes to your life to make every day just a little bit better.

onepartpodcastOne Part Podcast
Last summer I was super stoked to learn that Jessica Murnane was launching a podcast of her own – not only do I love her blog, but her interview on The Lively Show was incredibly inspiring and really helped me to focus on changing my diet to improve my health. Well, she did not disappoint and now this podcast is what gets me out of bed on Thursday mornings! Each episode is like sharing an intimate conversation with some of the most inspiring and interesting people I’ve ever heard, with subjects touching on everything from mental health to motherhood, business to plant-based eating.

ultimatehealthlogoThe Ultimate Health Podcast 
This podcast comes with a little hometown pride as it’s produced by fellow Toronto-based health and wellness experts Marni Wasserman and Dr. Jesse Chappus. Each week Jesse and Marni sit down with interesting guests to chat every aspect of ultimate health from food to exercise, sleep to spirituality and everything in between. My favourite part of each episode is hearing about guests’ morning routines — like Jesse I love hearing about how successful people start their day!

nutritiondivalogoThe Nutrition Diva’s Quick & Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous
In contrast to The Ultimate Health Podcast, what I love about the Nutrition Diva’s podcast is the fact that it’s short and sweet, with a laser-focus on one specific topic or question from a listener. The show is described as sharing “simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits” which sounds great to me! I also appreciate that the Nutrition Diva includes lots of research in each of her podcasts. When it comes to this show I like to save a few episodes up to listen to all at once.

periodpartylogoThe Period Party 
Hormones and women’s health issues are one of my main areas of focus, likely in part because this is where so many of my own health challenges stemmed from. The Period Party podcast is an invaluable resource and I learned so much about rebalancing my own hormones after 13+ years on birth control and managing polycystic ovarian syndrome from this podcast. While there hasn’t been an episode published in awhile now there are tonnes of great episodes to listen to in the archives, perfect for binging!

What are your must-listen to podcasts? I’d love to hear your favourites as I am always looking to expand my podcast library!