Conversations about changing our minds, hosted by self-care coach, Stephanie Kirylych. RETHINKING IT is focused on looking back at moments from our lives and forgiving ourselves for not knowing more or doing better. In these conversations, Stephanie and her guests explore how their behaviors, beliefs, and minds have changed, identify the places where they still have work to do and give themselves [and you!] permission to continue to grow and learn and rethink it all.


  • 16 | Rethinking Lyme Disease

    16 | Rethinking Lyme Disease

    31/05/2020 Duração: 44min

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and I am so happy to share this conversation with Courtney Schutze from Splash of Lyme. Courtney is hosting her second Crushing Lyme awareness campaign this month. In this discussion we discuss Courtney's journey to a diagnosis of chronic Lyme, how it has changed her life, and how tools like journaling, meditation, and acceptance have supported her healing.Lyme disease is often overlooked and misrepresented. I so admire people like Courtney who are willing to authentically share their health journeys to raise awareness and compassion.GET TO KNOW COURTNEY SCHUTZEFollow Splash of Lyme on InstagramCourtney's post on living with LymeCourtney's website

  • Rethinking how to truly let it out with Katie Dalebout

    Rethinking how to truly let it out with Katie Dalebout

    09/03/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    I love this episode because it's two friends just talking about our lives. Katie and I explore our complicated relationships with social media, why mental health matters, and how we're both trying to live less in our heads and more in our bodies.This episode is brought to you by Let [a podcast] Out - Katie's DIY podcasting workshop. I created RETHINKING IT because of Let [a podcast] Out. By the end of the workshop, my first three episodes were recorded, edited, and released! I was the round one winner of the contest and an episode of my podcast was featured on Katie's podcast, Let it Out with Katie Dalebout! Registration for the spring 2020 class of Let [a podcast] Out is open now + early bird pricing ends on March 15. You can save an additional $25 with the code STEPHANIE.

  • 14 | Rethinking wholeness + illness with Hilary Pearlson

    14 | Rethinking wholeness + illness with Hilary Pearlson

    24/05/2019 Duração: 01h14min

    "I have chronic illness and this is my normal. And that's okay." Hilary Pearlson is sharing her journey through a bone marrow transplant and healing from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. Together we explore how to let go of our old lives and dreams and routines in order to surrender to the reality of living with chronic illnesses. Chronic illness doesn't have to mean that we can't live a whole and full life. It means, though, that we have to rethink what wholeness looks like for us given the reality of illness. Hilary has reframed her experience to allow her to find purpose and connection. But she doesn't gloss over the dark moments. She vulnerably shares both the lessons and the struggles. GET TO KNOW HILARY PEARLSON HILARY PEARLSON is a Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, intuitive guide, writer and creator of the conscious lifestyle blog, The Dreamerie. She was inspired to do this work through her health journey, living with chronic illness and surviving a bone marrow transplant at 21 years old. In her p

  • 13 | Rethinking the promise of a diagnosis

    13 | Rethinking the promise of a diagnosis

    09/05/2019 Duração: 41min

    It wasn’t until the doctor told me that my illness was incurable and untreatable that I realized how much I was clinging to the hope of a “cure” for whatever was wrong with me. In this episode of RETHINKING IT, I am opening up about my recent health diagnosis and how it is forcing me to rethink my journey and what health and wholeness will look like for me. Closing music: Moby Long Ambients1 Calm. Sleep. | Track LA1 My writing on chronic illness

  • 12 | Rethinking grief and loss with Lisa Nagel

    12 | Rethinking grief and loss with Lisa Nagel

    18/04/2019 Duração: 01h10min

    In this episode, I explore grief and loss with Lisa Nagel. Our shared intention for this conversation is to support anyone moving through grief and to create the space to invite healing. Lisa shares so many insights around the grief process, how our society treats loss and grief, and what she means when she says that grief is an invitation. She also helps me rethink how I look at self-care by sharing a question she asks herself and her clients. It completely changed my approach to caring for myself in moments of stress, grief, or illness and I'm so grateful. GET TO KNOW LISA NAGEL LISA NAGEL is a guide and intuitive helping womxn resolve and heal personal and inherited trauma, move through grief with grace and live a life of sustainable aliveness and tenderly being fully human. She believes in gentle bravery, transformation that lasts and remembering that our stories aren’t over yet. Everything is still possible. You can find her at and follow her @wildsensitivesouls. Lisa has created f

  • 11 | Rethinking self-love with Jennifer ONeill

    11 | Rethinking self-love with Jennifer O'Neill

    07/02/2019 Duração: 01h07min

    In this episode, Jennifer O'Neill and I are tackling the concept of self-love. So often we think self-love is the all or nothing, romanticized concept that we see on social media. Jennifer and I disagree and are sharing our versions of self-love and self-acceptance relating to body image, chronic illness, and work. In my conversation with Jennifer, we share personal stories about rethinking our relationship to self-love. Self-love isn't about slapping an affirmation on top of our self-hatred and going about our days. We talk about how self-love is really about accepting yourself and being honest with yourself. It's about respecting yourself enough to nourish all parts of your being and getting curious about why you are making the choices that you are making. GET TO KNOW JENNIFER O'NEILL JENNIFER O'NEILL is a graduate of The Institute for Integrative​ ​Nutrition and is on a mission to help women free their bodies​ ​from the pain of dieting and negative body image, and lead​ ​them to a life of freedom, balance,

  • 10 | Body scan meditation

    10 | Body scan meditation

    24/01/2019 Duração: 21min

    In this episode I guide you through one of my favorite meditations for relaxation - a body scan. This is a great meditation to practice before bed or whenever you need to reconnect to yourself, your breath, and your body. Music: Moby Long Ambients1 Calm. Sleep. | Track LA7

  • 09 | Rethinking our relationship with alcohol with Ruby Warrington

    09 | Rethinking our relationship with alcohol with Ruby Warrington

    10/01/2019 Duração: 57min

    I'm kicking off the new year and season 2 of RETHINKING IT with a really engaging conversation with Ruby Warrington. Ruby just released her second book, Sober Curious, and together we share our personal experiences with alcohol, talk about the reasons we drank, feeling like not drinking wasn't even an option in a world that normalizes alcohol, and how being sober curious allowed us to be more present in our lives and stop hiding and get comfortable in our own skin by having sober firsts. In my conversation with Ruby, we share personal stories about rethinking our relationships with alcohol. We do so without judgment - judgment of ourselves or of others who are drinking. Ruby highlights how her Sober Curious journey is exactly that - her journey. And that's the point of her book: that each other us gets curious about why we drink, how it makes us feel, and what type of relationship we truly want with alcohol. And the more we begin to question alcohol, the more we begin to turn off autopilot in all areas of our

  • 08 | Rethinking our relationship with food with Isabel Foxen Duke

    08 | Rethinking our relationship with food with Isabel Foxen Duke

    29/11/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    Season One Finale! Do you ever feel crazy around food? Like find yourself standing with the freezer door open eating ice cream as fast as you can because tomorrow you "can't" have the ice cream crazy around food? Or maybe you're always stressing about what you "should" eat or determining your worth based on what you did eat? Today's guest, Isabel Foxen Duke can help. She is on a mission to help you stop feeling crazy around food. In this episode we dig into why we even feel crazy around food and Isabel shares her personal journey with binge-eating and how she was able to break the diet cycle. Isabel doesn't hold back which is why I was so excited to have this conversation. She calls out diet culture, wellness culture, and fat phobia. I know that you're going to love this conversation as much as I loved having it. Learn more about Isabel Foxen Duke Isabel Foxen Duke is the Creator of Stop Fighting Food — a free video training program for women who want to "stop feeling crazy around f

  • 07 | Rethinking activism, community, and what it takes to live a peaceful life

    07 | Rethinking activism, community, and what it takes to live a peaceful life

    01/11/2018 Duração: 01h19min

    In this week's episode Stephanie talks to Michelle Maros, mindfulness expert and co-founder and creative director of Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering inner peace, wellness, and equality. In our conversation we rethink activism, politics, and how to truly live a peaceful life. Michelle shares about her journey to Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, what it's like to work with her mother (aka Peaceful Barb), and how the Parkland school tragedy led to the creation of a fellowship to mentor the next generation of leaders. Learn more about Michelle Maros She teaches regular meditation workshops and seminars on mindfulness, meditation, and personal empowerment at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Florida Atlantic University. She is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders. She currently teaches mindfulness tools to teens through The Barb Schmidt Fellowship for Cultivating Community Involvement, Activism, and Social Change at Florida Atlantic University. Con

  • 06 | Rethinking our goals

    06 | Rethinking our goals

    18/10/2018 Duração: 39min

    This week it's just me and you. I share a recent experience when I achieved a goal and realized that I actually didn't really want it anymore. It's an important reminder to check-in with yourself along the way to your goal to see if you still want it and why you're working toward it. I think it is important to allow yourself to change your mind. And follow your dreams. And live your life. And be enough as is. But sometimes those things are at odds with each other. In this episode we explore what happens when that's the case. Blog post I wrote about letting go of my coaching business The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte

  • 05 | Rethinking work you love with Aileen Axtmayer

    05 | Rethinking work you love with Aileen Axtmayer

    04/10/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    In this episode, Stephanie is talking with holistic career and coach, Aileen Axtmayer. Aileen shares her values, interests, personality, and skills (VIPS) model for finding work you love and how our health, happiness, and careers are intertwined. Aileen is Stephanie's career coach on speed dial and has helped her finally find work she loves. In their conversation, Aileen and Stephanie explore the messages they received about work growing up. Both share their personal journeys with major selection in college and navigating career exploration once they graduated. They also discuss how happiness in our careers can make us healthier and being healthier can allow us to thrive in our work. Connect with Aileen Axtmayer Aspire with Aileen Instagram Free career resources from Aileen Resources Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want Mari Andrew's Instagram

  • 04 | Rethinking me

    04 | Rethinking me

    20/09/2018 Duração: 25min

    In this episode Stephanie shares her story of identifying the stories she told herself - about herself - and how she worked to rewrite them. Links: Learn more about Stephanie Stephanie's health journey 30 ways to self-care

  • 03 | Rethinking chronic illness with Emily Aube

    03 | Rethinking chronic illness with Emily Aube

    06/09/2018 Duração: 01h23min

    Emily Aube, holistic life coach specializing in nervous system health, and Stephanie are rethinking chronic illness in this week's episode. They get real about their own, ever-changing, journeys with invisible illnesses. They talk about the part of the journey that often gets glossed over - the middle. We often hear about the beginning and the end of illness but we try to forget the middle because it's often hard and painful and all-consuming. Emily and Stephanie are in the middle and sharing the truth of what it's like to go from healthy to sick, how it impacts our relationships, and how it changes the way we think about ourselves. Links Medical Medium Website Medical Medium Book 6 things to help you sleep Connect with Emily Aube Emily on Instagram Website Read Love before Fear Disclaimer: All information presented on this podcast is for informational purposes only. This podcast is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and is not intended to be a substitute or replacement for any m

  • 02 | Rethinking the good girl with Ashley Watson

    02 | Rethinking the "good girl" with Ashley Watson

    24/08/2018 Duração: 01h08min

    This week Stephanie is talking to therapist and relationship coach, Ashley Watson. We're rethinking what it means to be a "good girl" and how we define our enoughness. We also talk love and Ashley shares how putting yourself in an adult timeout might be the key to a successful relationship. Ashley and Stephanie discuss how to prioritize relationships while also not losing sight of your own identity. We share how we navigate disagreements in our relationships [both successfully and not so successfully] and our favorite communication tools. We also reference the Imago Dialogue technique. Connect with Ashley Watson Website Instagram

  • 01 | Rethinking diet culture, feelings, and perfectionism with Simi Botic

    01 | Rethinking diet culture, feelings, and perfectionism with Simi Botic

    10/08/2018 Duração: 01h05min

    I met Simi at Katie Dalebout's book launch for Let it Out: A Journey through Journaling. I knew immediately that Simi was someone special and we instantly connected. In December, Simi released her first book, Letting Go of Leo: How I Broke Up with Perfection. It's fitting that Simi is the first guest on Rethinking it because her book was a major factor in me moving from talking about starting a podcast to actually starting a podcast. In this episode, we look back at the moments in our lives when we picked up stories about our worthiness, the impact diet culture had on our development, and the ways we have sought out control as a means to feel safe. My biggest rethinking it moment was when Simi explained that feelings are not facts and how to feel your feelings without being consumed by them. Connect with Simi Website: Follow Simi on Instagram Get a copy of Simi’s book: Letting Go Of Leo Join Simi’s Facebook community: Beautifully Imperfect