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Overview

Half advice show, half cultural critique, and one wild ride through the world of wellness. Join podcast besties Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg as they dissect the inner workings of the betterment industry - and offer up some advice along the way. Their goal? To help get you a little closer to fine. Kristen and Jolenta's first show By the Book is on this feed. To hear back episodes of By the Book, just scroll down!

306 Episodes

By The Book: Class with the Countess

Jolenta and Kristen attempt to curb their barnyard language by reading Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair by Luann de Lesseps (who you might know from The Real Housewives of New York). Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

By The Book: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Are men and women inherently different? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by living according to the bestselling relationship guide, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray, PhD. Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

By The Book: America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

Is saving more fun than spending? Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out by following the rules of America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right On the Money, the guide to ultra-frugal living by homespun financial gurus Steve and Annette Economides. Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

By The Book: Past Lives, Future Healing

Do you believe in past lives? If so, you're not alone. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a quarter of Americans believe in reincarnation. In this episode, Jolenta and Kristen attempt to find out what the 25% might know, by following Sylvia Browne's bestseller, "Past Lives, Future Healing." Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

By The Book: The Memory Book

On this episode of By the Book, Jolenta and Kristen dive into The Memory Book, with the hopes of becoming memory geniuses in two weeks flat. Written by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas, the bestselling classic promises to help readers do everything from memorize lists to speak foreign languages. But does it actually work? Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

Epilogue: French Women Don’t Get Fat

Jolenta and Kristen have recovered from living by French Women Don't Get Fat. Join the ladies as they read listener mail and talk about leeks some more. And of course, next week's book is announced! If you or anyone you know is fighting food or body-image issues, there’s help. Please call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

By The Book: French Women Don’t Get Fat

On this episode of By The Book, Jolenta and Kristen put on their berets and live by Mireille Guiliano's French Women Don't Get Fat. The ladies experiment with leek soup, the benefits of champagne, and lots and lots of yogurt. Do French women really not get fat? We're about to find out. Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

By The Book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

On this episode of By The book, Jolenta and Kristen live by Marie Kondo's popular minimalist guide, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The book tells them to throw out belongings, fold socks into pinwheels, and say thank you garbage! Can they do it? Will it change their lives? Did Kristen throw out her passport? Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

By The Book: The Secret

On this episode of By the Book, hosts Jolenta and Kristen dive into their first self-help book - the mega-bestseller The Secret. They follow it to the letter for two weeks. Listen as Kristen tries to manifest thoughts into things and Jolenta explores whether the Law of Attraction is as real as the Law of Gravity. Along the way, you can eavesdrop on the stranger moments of their social experiment, and learn whether either Jolenta or Kristen buy into the philosophy of The Secret at the end of their experience. Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

Mini-Ep: New Year, Same Old BS

On this episode of How to Be Fine - Kristen and Jolenta share listeners’ reactions to the New Year, Same Old BS mini series. Plus, they make a special announcement! Keep in touch with us! Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2024

The Cigarette Diet

On the final episode of How to Be Fine’s special series - New Year, Same Old BS - Kristen and Jolenta talk about the history of tobacco and weight loss marketing. Plus, they offer up advice on how to communicate more clearly as a new manager, and when to consider a therapist's techniques as red flags. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-021-01202-9.epdf https://www.britannica.com/topic/smoking-tobacco/A-social-and-cultural-history-of-smoking https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/1920s-food-flapper-diet https://books.google.com/books?id=Aiwdx4k4uNoC&pg=PA21&hl=en&sa=X#v=onepage&q&f=false https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigarette_smoking_for_weight_loss https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2602591/ https://time.com/3747439/smoking-cigarettes-weight-loss/ https://nypost.com/2022/11/02/heroin-chic-is-back-and-curvy-bodies-big-butts-are-out/ https://www.esquire.com/uk/style/fashion/a43258212/cigarettes-90s-london-kate-moss/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tobacco https://www.science.org/content/article/why-smokers-are-skinny-rev2 https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/selfcare-instructions/weight-gain-after-quitting-smoking-what-to-do https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2023/07/12/dua-lipa-lily-rose-depp-jenna-ortega-celebrities-smoking-cigarettes/70346466007/ https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/ https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/index.htm

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2024

Christian Diets

On this episode of How to Be Fine’s special series - New Year, Same Old BS - Kristen and Jolenta talk about a handful of the many Christian Diet plans. Plus, they offer up advice for dealing with jealous feelings, and finding the right therapist. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/the-seesawing-history-of-fad-diets-180981586/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_diet_programs https://academic.oup.com/columbia-scholarship-online/book/22528/chapter-abstract/182850030?redirectedFrom=fulltext https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/13/2/182#:~:text=Christian%20diet%20culture%20focuses%20on,importance%20of%20a%20healthy%20lifestyle. https://scholarspace.library.gwu.edu/downloads/4q77fr355?locale=zh https://thebiblicalnutritionist.com/christian-weight-loss-programs/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_Graham https://www.livestrong.com/article/120805-christian-weight-loss-programs/ https://erinltodd.com/making-another-christian-weight-loss-resolution-read-this-first/ https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/sep/29/gwen-shamblin-docuseries-the-way-down-remnant-fellowship https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-07-12/how-christianity-has-been-weaponised-by-weight-loss-movements/102509732 https://abcnews.go.com/Health/daniel-diet-straight-bible/story?id=21029387

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2024

The Tapeworm Diet

On this episode of How to Be Fine’s special series - New Year, Same Old BS - Kristen and Jolenta uncover the surprising history of the Tapeworm diet. Plus, they offer up advice on how to accept a post-birth body, and how to get over unrequited love. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.healthline.com/health/diet-and-weight-loss/tapeworm-diet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cestoda https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/tapeworms https://www.mdpi.com/2673-6772/2/3/15 https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20695743 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-tuberculosis-shaped-victorian-fashion-180959029/ https://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/eat-eat-eat-those-notorious-tapeworm-diet-pills/ https://thequackdoctor.substack.com/about https://www.latimes.com/archives/blogs/booster-shots/story/2009-12-29/tyra-banks-and-the-tapeworm diet https://www.today.com/health/iowa-woman-tries-tapeworm-diet-prompts-doctor-warning-6c10935746 https://metro.co.uk/2015/03/24/eeew-one-of-the-kardashians-said-she-wants-a-tapeworm-to-get-slim-5118092/ https://www.vice.com/en/article/xw5nnq/inside-the-lasting-legacy-of-tapeworm-diets https://www.huffpost.com/entry/woman-swallows-tapeworm-iowa_n_3780313 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-horrifying-legacy-of-the-victorian-tapeworm-diet https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10607615/Journalist-infested-himself-with-tapeworm-for-BBC-documentary.html https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-25968755 https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/diseases-conditions/tapeworm-infection-beef-or-pork

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2024

The Cabbage Soup Diet

On the first episode of How to Be Fine’s special series - New Year, Same Old BS - Kristen and Jolenta dig into the Cabbage Soup Diet. Plus, they offer up advice on how to wake up with more energy, and how to keep in-laws out of reproductive matters. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/cabbage-soup-diet https://www.insider.com/guides/health/diet-nutrition/cabbage-soup-diet https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/food/1996/02/21/the-cabbage-soup-diet/25081d4f-ebd4-4c48-ba7e-a6d7af4edb54/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/food/1996/03/06/a-closer-look-into-the-cabbage-soup-diet/52684c10-9c2d-445e-ac95-d198fd546e01/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/the-seesawing-history-of-fad-diets-180981586/ https://health.usnews.com/wellness/food/articles/cabbage-soup-diet https://www.science.gov/topicpages/c/cabbage+soup+diet https://news.ufl.edu/archive/2002/03/cabbage-soup-diet-no-lucky-charm-for-weight-loss-says-uf-expert-1.html https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/cabbage-soup-diet https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/the-cabbage-soup-diet https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/cabbage-soup-diet https://www.verywellfit.com/what-is-the-cabbage-soup-diet-3496214 https://www.emedicinehealth.com/cabbage_soup_diet_help_you_lose_weight/article_em.htm https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/cabbage-soup-diet.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabbage_soup_diet#:~:text=The%20origins%20of%20the%20diet,and%20%22Russian%20Peasant%20Diet%22.

Transcribed - Published: 4 January 2024

Mini-Ep: Made-For-TV Holiday Movies and New Year’s Resolutions Featuring Juliet Giglio

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta have a conversation with special guest: screenwriter Juliet Giglio. Plus, they share listener feedback on Made-For-TV Holiday Movies and New Year’s Resolutions. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 28 December 2023

New Year’s Resolutions

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta discuss whether or not New Year’s resolutions are actually effective. Plus, they offer up advice on dealing with medical vulnerability, and how to find an IRL literary community. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://slate.com/human-interest/2014/01/new-years-resolutions-are-lame-the-peacock-vow-is-awesome.html https://www.teenvogue.com/story/new-years-resolutions-history https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/01/05/the-origin-of-new-years-resolutions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_resolution https://www.history.com/news/the-history-of-new-years-resolutions https://www.merriam-webster.com/wordplay/when-did-new-years-resolutions-start https://www.forbes.com/health/mind/new-years-resolutions-statistics/ https://today.yougov.com/society/articles/44868-americans-new-years-resolutions-2023-poll?redirect_from=%2Ftopics%2Fsociety%2Farticles-reports%2F2022%2F12%2F28%2Famericans-new-years-resolutions-2023-poll https://faculty.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Dai_Fresh_Start_2014_Mgmt_Sci.pdf https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/why-most-new-years-resolutions-fail https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jclp.1151 https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/6/3084 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0234097#pone-0234097-g002 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2980864/

Transcribed - Published: 21 December 2023

Made-For-TV Holiday Movies

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the positive impact of made-for-tv holiday movies. Plus, they offer up advice on how to curb an emotional shopping habit, and how to create a more inclusive curriculum. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/07/749067994/this-changes-everything-geena-davis-on-empowering-women-in-hollywood https://www.fielding.edu/why-christmas-movies-make-us-feel-good/#:~:text=The%20familiar%20tropes%2C%20and%20simple,seated%20need%20for%20social%20connection. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nancyberk/2022/08/24/ashley-williams-sparks-hallmark-medias-new-female-focused-storytelling-initiative/?sh=2628c9875a13 https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/pictures/hallmark-channels-leading-ladies-a-guide-to-the-networks-stars/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-normalizing-of-horrible-christmas-movies-must-be-stopped http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2022/12/13/hallmark-channels-countdown-to-christmas-continues-to-be-viewers-number-1-home-for-the-holidays-in-its-eighth-week-566510/20221213hallmark01/ https://www.vulture.com/article/lifetime-christmas-movie-santa-bootcamp.html https://www.vogue.com/article/why-are-all-the-women-in-hallmark-holiday-movies-portrayed-as-soulless-money-machines https://nursingclio.org/2019/01/17/hallmark-christmas-movies-guilty-pleasure-or-feminist-rallying-cry/ https://fortune.com/well/2022/11/24/christmas-movies-happiness-mental-health/ https://www.kqed.org/arts/10179597/anatomy-of-a-made-for-tv-christmas-movie https://www.her.ie/entertainment/christmas-movies-2-567989#:~:text=According%20to%20science%2C%20watching%20Christmas,actually%20good%20for%20your%20health.&text=That's%20right%2C%20tuning%20into%20Elf,us%20feeling%20happier%20and%20lighter. https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/here-s-why-it-feels-so-good-watch-those-hallmark-ncna1080841 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/article-why-do-women-fall-for-made-for-tv-holiday-movies/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2022/12/07/hallmark-netflix-tv-christmas-movies-can-be-good/10837984002/ https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/12/14/16752012/hallmark-christmas-movies-explained https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/positively-media/202212/why-christmas-movies-make-us-feel-good#:~:text=The%20Benefits%20of%20Holiday%20Movies&text=They%20are%20heart%2Dhealthy%2C%20reducing,inspire%20new%20activities%20and%20goals. https://www.mentalfloss.com/posts/watching-holiday-movies-makes-us-feel-good-according-to-science

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2023

Mini-Ep: S.A.D. and The Great Divorce Featuring Melanie Hamlett

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta have a conversation with special guest: Melanie Hamlett. Plus, they share listener feedback on Seasonal Affective Disorder and The Great Divorce. Melanie Hamlett's Tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@melhamlett?lang=en Cecilia Regina: coined phrase "shut up ring" - https://www.tiktok.com/@ceciliaregina275?_t=8hy39NsPQob&_r=1 Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 7 December 2023

The Great Divorce

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about a looming feminist movement called “The Great Divorce”. Plus, they offer up advice on how to manage a shifting friendship dynamic, and how to avoid keeping track of family gift ideas. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: The great divorce - https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8joNFfe/ Decenter men summer - https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8jEv7gv/ Mel Hamlett decentering men - https://www.tiktok.com/@melhamlett/video/7272349102459866401?_r=1&_t=8fpYVdiBQUt Shar Henley on king baby - tiktok.com/@sharhenley_/video/7236168121772526894?_t=8fpVerh8qXG&_r=1 https://charliestoolbox.medium.com/what-happened-once-i-decentered-men-54a36bd2d9db https://news.umich.edu/exactly-how-much-housework-does-a-husband-create/ https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2013/03/14/chapter-6-time-in-work-and-leisure-patterns-by-gender-and-family-structure/ https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220511-why-women-file-for-divorce-more-than-men https://yougov.co.uk/society/articles/34980-women-are-still-much-more-likely-have-do-most-coup https://web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/Rosenfeld_gender_of_breakup.pdf https://www.forbes.com/advisor/legal/divorce/divorce-statistics/#sources_section https://www.bgsu.edu/ncfmr/resources/data/family-profiles.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9434459/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3478728/ https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2019/11/06/marriage-and-cohabitation-in-the-u-s/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352250X21001299#bib9

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2023

Seasonal Affective Disorder

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share surprising facts about S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Plus, they offer up advice on how to make less noise as an upstairs neighbor, and how to cope with a new work schedule. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20364651 https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/seasonal-affective-disorder https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/seasonal-affective-disorder/#:~:text=Seasonal%20affective%20disorder%20occurs%20in,of%20people%20with%20bipolar%20disorder. https://www.bu.edu/articles/2019/seasonal-affective-disorder/ https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/pn.39.14.0390031 https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/research/programs/clinical_people/winter/ https://newsone.com/4418543/seasonal-depression-seasonal-affective-disorder-black-people/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23820095/ https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/496414 https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/01/12/seasonal-affective-disorder-depression-symptoms/ https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seasonal-affective-disorder-can-affect-you-in-the-summer-too ​​https://abcnews.go.com/Health/longer-dangerous-heat-waves-raises-concerns-increased-seasonal/story?id=101953058 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/seasonal-affective-disorder-summer-1.6939208 https://www.ciphr.com/advice/seasonal-affective-disorder-at-work/#:~:text=You%20may%20find%20that%20SAD,while%20absence%20levels%20may%20rise. https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/seasonal-depression-could-lead-to-violent-tendencies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8154709/ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170314-the-town-that-built-a-mirror-to-catch-the-sun https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/03/seasonal-affective-disorder-mosaic/519495/ https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/shining-a-light-on-winter-depression https://www.cuimc.columbia.edu/news/how-fight-seasonal-depression https://www.va.gov/washington-dc-health-care/stories/combating-seasonal-affective-disorder/

Transcribed - Published: 23 November 2023

Mini-Ep: Not Washing and Dopamenus

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on Not Washing and Dopamenus. Plus, Kristen creates her own dopamenu, and listeners share some additional tips for a letter writer who regrets giving her children culturally insensitive names. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2023

Dopamenus

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about how to create a dopamenu, and when it may be useful. Plus, they offer up advice on dealing with a life-changing medical diagnosis, and maximizing limited free time. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @kristenmeinzer or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6WCkTwW6xg https://www.adhdrewired.com/about/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/style/self-care/adhd-youtube.html https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/adhd-dopamine https://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/adhd-dopamine#causes https://www.bustle.com/wellness/dopamenu-productivity-dopamine-menu https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/184547 https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/imaging-study-shows-dopamine-dysfunction-is-not-the-main-cause-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity

Transcribed - Published: 9 November 2023

Not Washing

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about showering, and how much of it is actually necessary. Plus, they offer up advice to a parent who regrets giving their children culturally insensitive names, and a letter writer who is getting ready for a fresh start on life. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/showering-daily-is-it-necessary-2019062617193 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/07/hygiene-is-overrated/612235/ https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/26/917019912/in-the-era-of-hygiene-clean-author-makes-the-case-for-showering-less https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-without-underarm-protection/ https://www.cosmo.ph/kloka/korean-beauty/koreans-odorless-a4575-20230407 https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20121129-the-origins-of-bathhouse-culture-around-the-world#:~:text=Much%20later%2C%20around%20300%20BC,visited%20by%20rich%20and%20poor. https://www.salon.com/2007/11/30/dirt_on_clean/ https://www.medicaldaily.com/brief-history-bathing-importance-hygiene-ancient-romes-sophisticated-showers-modern-364826 https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/bath/hd_bath.htm https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2021/07/bathing-in-ancient-times/ https://healthfacts.blog/2017/09/25/how-often-did-people-bathe-in-ancient-times/ https://www.verywellhealth.com/evolution-of-personal-hygiene-1958874 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2542893/ https://www.voanews.com/a/science-health_historian-explores-evolution-personal-hygiene/6187950.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/weather/2023/08/22/hurricane-hilary-rises-water-level-lake-mead/70654623007/ https://www.thewaterscrooge.com/blog/how-many-gallons-of-water-does-a-shower-use#:~:text=The%20average%20American%20shower%20uses,gpm)%20(7.9%20lpm) https://www.today.com/shop/how-often-shower-t248281

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2023

Mini Ep: Marathons and Brain Tapping

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on Marathons and Brain Tapping. Plus, listeners share some additional tips for a letter writer who recently went through a breakup, and another who is concerned about not having shared interests with her partner. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 26 October 2023

Mini-Ep: Marathons and Brain Tapping

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on Marathons and Brain Tapping. Plus, listeners share some additional tips for a letter writer who recently went through a breakup, and another who is concerned about not having shared interests with her partner. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 26 October 2023

Brain Tapping

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the history and potential benefits of brain tapping. Plus, they offer up advice on how to get the most out of therapy, and how to adjust to an unforeseen life change. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @kristenmeinzer or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.tiktok.com/@theholisticpsychologist/video/7036902110285352198?q=brain%20tapping%20eft&t=1691517241661 https://www.tiktok.com/@kaityneiswonger/video/7020212324610903302?q=sleep%20tapping&t=1691516953542 https://www.tiktok.com/@thetappingsolution/video/7163406927404305710?lang=en&q=brain%20tapping%20for%20sleep&t=1691517356191 https://www.tiktok.com/@thetappingsolution/video/7172362075635830062?q=tapping%20for%20sleep&t=1691534858065 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_Freedom_Techniques https://www.thrivingnow.com/history-of-tapping-eft/ https://www.everydayhealth.com/wellness/eft-tapping/guide/ https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/brain-tapping-sleep https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/health-fitness/brain-tapping-for-sleep https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259548223_The_current_status_of_energy_psychology_Extraordinary_claims_with_less_than_ordinary_evidence https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23364126/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381429/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27642676/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1744388122001219?via%3Dihub https://www.thrivingnow.com/history-of-tapping-eft/ https://www.tappingwithdani.com/history-of-eft-tapping

Transcribed - Published: 19 October 2023

Marathons

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the shocking side effects of marathon running. Plus, they offer up advice on how to explain the value of money to a young child, and how to make a relationship work without shared interests. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.history.com/news/why-is-a-marathon-26-2-miles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon https://marathonhandbook.com/how-many-people-have-run-a-marathon/ https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/celebs-who-run-marathons-w446410/ https://www.distractify.com/p/why-does-running-a-marathon-make-you-poop https://www.iflscience.com/marathon-runners-poop-themselves-an-extraordinary-amount-this-is-why-66799 https://www.businessinsider.com/olympics-runner-yohann-diniz-poop-problems-why-marathons-are-bad-2016-8 https://www.insider.com/woman-stopped-9-porta-potties-during-marathon-got-personal-record-2021-11 https://www.insider.com/marathoner-pooped-pants-mile-7-down-legs-photo-fast-pace-2021-12 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139872/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3119133/ https://www.bswhealth.com/blog/much-running-bad-heart https://ec.europa.eu/research-and-innovation/en/horizon-magazine/marathon-runners-produce-proteins-linked-heart-attacks https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/well/move/does-marathon-running-increase-the-risk-of-cardiac-arrest.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4792989/#!po=76.6667 https://waseda.elsevierpure.com/en/publications/marathon-running-alters-the-dna-base-excision-repair-in-human-ske https://marathonhandbook.com/is-running-a-marathon-bad-for-you/ https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/38/4/498 https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/health/injury/a30056593/common-injury-marathon-runners/ https://prophysiotherapy.co.uk/blog/common-marathon-injuries/ https://www.memorialhermann.org/services/specialties/rockets-sports-medicine-institute/sports-science-tips/tips-for-runners/marathon-injuries#:~:text=Hip%20pain%20and%20pain%20along,require%20time%20off%20from%20running. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-13844-4 https://marathonhandbook.com/8-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-run-marathon/

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2023

Mini-Ep: TV Dining and Skychology

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on TV Dining and Skychology. Plus, they reveal the results from a survey posted on the How to Be Fine private Facebook community. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2023

Skychology

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta investigate skychology and the claim that looking at the sky increases wellbeing. Plus, they offer advice on how to support a depressed partner and struggling with body positivity. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @kristenmeinzer or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a41528108/looking-up-skychology-wellbeing-trend/ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331702864_The_extraordinary_in_the_ordinary_Skychology_-_an_interpretative_phenomenological_analysis_of_looking_up_at_the_sky https://metro.co.uk/2022/10/04/how-looking-up-can-boost-your-wellbeing-according-to-skychology-17498824/ https://healthnews.com/mental-health/self-care-and-therapy/skychology-what-is-it-and-does-it-really-work/ https://www.naturalhealthwoman.com/the-skys-the-limit https://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/a20464437/reduce-stress-with-sky-walking/ https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10902-020-00337-2#ref-CR5 https://news.stanford.edu/2015/06/30/hiking-mental-health-063015/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17439760.2016.1221126 https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/images/uploads/GGSC-JTF_White_Paper-Awe_FINAL.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320435835_The_buffering_effect_of_awe_on_negative_affect_towards_lost_possessions https://www.bauer.uh.edu/mrrudd/download/AweExpandsTimeAvailability.pdf https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-pspi0000018.pdf

Transcribed - Published: 28 September 2023

TV Dining

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the stigma of eating while watching television. Plus, they offer up advice on determining when a breakup is justified, and how to become more positive. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/health/16well.html https://www.ratemds.com/blog/letting-kids-watch-tv-good-eating-habits/ https://blog.ochsner.org/articles/how-tv-can-help-kids-eat-healthy-foods https://www.wellandgood.com/eating-watching-tv/#:~:text=%22For%20my%20clients%20who%20look,watching%20something.%22%20 https://mashable.com/article/binge-watching-health-effects https://www.redbookmag.com/body/health-fitness/news/a20046/there-are-serious-health-benefits-to-staying-in-and-watching-tv/ https://www.prevention.com/health/a40107617/watching-less-tv-can-reduce-heart-disease-risk-study-says/ https://www.ndtv.com/food/pay-attention-to-food-here-are-bad-eating-habits-you-need-to-quit-1746095 https://wp.wwu.edu/eatingandreading/lettuce-discuss/#:~:text=Meal%20memory%20is%20how%20well,their%20brain%20from%20the%20meal https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1479-5868-10-58 https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/distracted-eating-may-add-to-weight-gain-201303296037 https://www.lakanto.com/blogs/food-nutrition/mindless-distracted-eating https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/study-tv-feel-lonely-51511/ https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2022/09/351497/study-watching-tv-during-meals-disrupts-kids-cognitive-development https://www.chop.edu/news/health-tip/language-development-talking-not-just-your-child#:~:text=It%20turns%20out%20that%20the,matter%20the%20family's%20socioeconomic%20status https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/DDN-20180706-1 https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2023/06/more-than-a-quarter-all-households-have-one-person.html

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2023

Mini-Ep: Myers-Briggs and Skinimalism

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on Myers-Briggs and Skinimalism. Plus, listeners share some additional tips for a letter writer who wants to make friends in a new city, and another who is having trouble communicating with their teenager. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 14 September 2023

Skinimalism

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about simplified skincare routines, also known as skinimalism. Plus, they offer up advice on how to deal with a friend that makes bad decisions, and how to get through to a noncommunicative teenager. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.cnn.com/cnn-underscored/beauty/skinimalism-beauty-trend https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/skinimalism-beauty-trend https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion-beauty/what-is-skinimalism https://www.oprahdaily.com/beauty/skin-makeup/a42405264/skinimalism-new-beauty-skincare-routine-2023/ https://www.vogue.com/article/skinimalism-skin-care-benefits https://www.health.com/skinimalism-tiktok-trend-6826266 https://www.instyle.com/beauty/skin/skinimalism-trend https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/skinimalism-beauty-trend https://www.thelist.com/304958/heres-what-you-should-know-about-skinimalism/ https://www.allure.com/story/skin-care-ingredients-should-not-mix https://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-beauty/skin-care-ingredient-combinations-that-dont-mix/ https://business.pinterest.com/pinterest-predicts/2021/skinimalism/

Transcribed - Published: 7 September 2023

Myers-Briggs

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the Myers-Briggs type indicator and its surprising origin story. Plus, they offer up advice on making friends in a new city, and how to be your true self around in-laws. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.themyersbriggs.com/en-US/Support/MBTI-Facts https://www.myersbriggs.org/more-about-personality-type/mbti-organizations/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/personality-change#:~:text=As%20consistent%20as%20a%20personality,are%20measurable%20through%20personality%20questionnaires https://psycnet.apa.org/buy/2018-39707-001 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/my-brothers-keeper/202002/in-defense-the-myers-briggs#:~:text=The%20next%20time%20someone%20tells,is%20not%20based%20on%20research https://nesslabs.com/mbti https://www.marketplace.org/2018/10/30/myers-briggs-system-evaluate-employees/ https://www.vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/the-problem-with-the-myers-briggs-personality-test https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28315137 https://www.livescience.com/65513-does-myers-briggs-personality-test-work.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/06/myers-briggs-type-indicator-does-not-matter/3635592002/ https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/is-the-myers-briggs-test-meaningful-or-is-it-just-pseudo-science.html https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/myers-briggs-psychology-test-garbage-b2200663.html https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/mar/03/they-become-dangerous-tools-the-dark-side-of-personality-tests https://www.vice.com/en/article/bjv8y5/the-myers-briggs-personality-test-bullshit

Transcribed - Published: 31 August 2023

Mini-Ep: Standing Desks and Branding the Summer

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on Standing Desks and Branding the Summer. Plus, listeners share some additional tips for a letter writer who gets anxious when trip planning, and another who hates cooking. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 24 August 2023

Branding the Summer

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about “rat girl summer”, and why we give the summer a new theme every year. Plus, they offer up advice on how to set new career goals, and ways to feed your family without having to cook. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.tiktok.com/@lolaokola/video/7240910529332809006 https://www.tiktok.com/@lolaokola/video/7241253801053850926 https://www.tiktok.com/@umgabi/video/7243077034442804522 https://www.bustle.com/life/rat-girl-summer-tiktok https://www.intheknow.com/post/its-time-to-embrace-the-rodent-energy-content-creator-declares-2023-rat-girl-summer/ https://metro.co.uk/2023/06/06/its-time-for-your-rat-girl-summer-to-begin-18902539/ https://screenshot-media.com/the-future/trends/rat-girl-summer-vs-bed-rotting/ https://nypost.com/2023/06/21/im-having-a-ratgirlsummer-embracing-my-rodent-energy/ https://thetab.com/uk/2022/05/03/the-that-girl-vibe-is-over-were-about-to-enter-the-era-of-feral-girl-summer-249192 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Girl_Summer https://www.glamour.com/story/sex-drive-changes-summer https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22810997/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17129909/ https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/03/style/summer-predictions-branding.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/14/style/delta-variant-vaccine-covid-summer.html https://www.vice.com/en/article/43je7w/megan-thee-stallion-fans-what-is-hot-girl-summer-wireless-festival https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/feral-girl-summer-creator-meme-1369450/ https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/7/12/20690515/hot-girl-summer-meme-define-explained https://www.vox.com/2018/3/20/16955588/feminism-waves-explained-first-second-third-fourth https://time.com/4314413/modern-feminism-is-selling-out/

Transcribed - Published: 17 August 2023

Standing Desks

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the benefits and pitfalls of standing desks. Plus, they offer up advice on dealing with a seemingly one-sided friendship, and how to ace trip planning with ADHD. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/the-dangers-of-sitting https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/magazine/who-made-that-standing-desk.html https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/upshot/why-standing-desks-are-overrated.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4167884/#:~:text=It%20is%20often%20suggested%20that,less%20effort%20(Steenstrup%202004). https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/standing-desks-alongside-other-measures-cut-office-workers-sitting-time-by-an-hour-a-day/ https://walkolution.com/blogs/the-walkolution-blog/standing-deks-overrated https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-truth-behind-standing-desks-2016092310264 https://www.posturite.co.uk/blog/standing-desks-are-they-still-popular https://themillions.com/2014/05/the-literature-of-the-standing-desk.html https://medium.com/smart-office/a-short-history-of-stand-up-desks-4951b1e49f50 https://www.carouselpt.com/2022/02/04/how-many-calories-are-burned-with-standing-desks-and-are-they-worth-it/

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2023

Introducing Kristen's New Show: The Daily Fail!

Kristen has launched a new podcast called the Daily Fail, and we're giving you a taste of it today! In each episode of the Daily Fail, Kristen and her friend Maura read the dumbest stories in the world’s worst daily tabloid so you don’t have to - from dangerously stupid weight loss stories - to misogynistic celebrity profiles - to flat out racist hot takes on Meghan Markle. The Daily Fail is a comedy show. It's close reading. And to quote one Apple Podcast reviewer: "it's service journalism at its finest." If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the Daily Fail wherever you get your favorite shows.

Transcribed - Published: 7 August 2023

Mini-Ep: Soft Life and Hilaria Baldwin

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on the Soft Life and Hilaria Baldwin. Plus, listeners share some additional tips for a letter writer who’s thinking of moving to another country, and another who’s dealing with face picking. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

Hilaria Baldwin

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the controversy surrounding Hilaria Baldwin’s identity. Plus, they offer up advice on deciding if it’s time to move to another country, and politely declining gifts. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.vulture.com/article/alec-baldwin-rust-shooting-hilaria-baldwin-halyna-hutchins.html https://www.vulture.com/2023/04/alec-baldwin-charges-dropped-rust-shooting.html#_ga=2.15440117.213573197.1682019009-1992599784.1654648858 https://www.vogue.com/article/hilaria-baldwin-accent-controversy-explainer https://www.instagram.com/p/CJB4FXwBmq3/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/style/hilaria-baldwin-interview.html https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/hilaria-baldwin/ https://www.thecut.com/2021/07/hilaria-baldwin-is-once-again-defending-her-culture.html https://www.instagram.com/p/CRE6J9WMvAC/ https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/instagram-detective-tracie-egan-morrissey-on-hilaria-baldwin.html https://www.insider.com/hilaria-baldwin-spanish-controversy-public-life-timeline-2020-12#baldwin-goes-on-to-say-she-feels-lucky-she-grew-up-with-two-cultures-and-speaking-two-languages-36 https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/12/hilaria-baldwin-book-living-clearly-method https://www.thecut.com/2016/03/hilaria-baldwin-diet-workout-routine.html https://jezebel.com/alec-baldwin-hilaria-charges-dropped-instagram-1850362101 https://www.instagram.com/p/CrRnITqv9ir/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CrRcNmjuZVd/ https://www.vulture.com/2020/12/hilaria-baldwins-accent-and-amy-schumer-feud-explained.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0QmKL8irgI&t=64s https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/tvshowbiz/video-2319068/Video-Hilaria-Baldwin-talks-Amy-Schumer-comments-body-shaming.html https://stylecaster.com/hilaria-baldwin-spanish-accent/ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9099983/Genealogist-weighs-Hilaria-Baldwin-fiasco-confirm-NO-Spanish-roots.html https://www.today.com/video/make-hilaria-baldwins-simple-gazpacho-547323459831 https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17865567221283105/

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

Soft Life

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the “soft life” trend and its origin story. Plus, they offer up advice on how to start a new career journey, and how to stop picking facial blemishes. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/soft-life/#:~:text=The%20term%20soft%20life%20and,popularity%20among%20young%20Black%20women https://fortune.com/2022/09/11/the-soft-life-of-dar/ https://www.insider.com/how-young-black-women-are-manifesting-a-soft-life-2022-12 https://andscape.com/features/the-softlife-isnt-as-easy-as-it-looks-online/ https://hermoney.com/earn/work-life-balance/is-living-a-soft-life-the-secret-to-success/ https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a42740284/soft-living/ https://mashable.com/article/soft-life-quiet-quitting-trend https://www.bustle.com/wellness/soft-life-black-women-self-care https://houston.momcollective.com/soft-life/ https://www.essence.com/health-and-wellness/living-the-soft-life/ https://heragenda.com/p/tips-for-living-a-soft-life/ https://africasacountry.com/2023/05/pitfalls-of-the-soft-life https://www.inhersight.com/blog/mental-health/soft-life-without-quitting-your-job https://www.ellecanada.com/culture/society/living-the-soft-life https://nordot.app/981848352915898368

Transcribed - Published: 20 July 2023

Mini-Ep: Hydration and NXIVM Featuring Sarah Edmondson

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Jolenta has a conversation with a special guest: NXIVM survivor, Sarah Edmondson. Plus, Kristen and Jolenta share listener feedback on hydration and NXIVM, and listeners share some additional advice for letter writers. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 13 July 2023

NXIVM

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about the infamous sex cult, NXIVM. Plus, they offer up advice on how to overcome procrastination, and how to stop comparing your life to others. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/court-affirms-ouster-nxivm-doctor-s-medical-17895553.php https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/nxivm-sex-cult-member-fails-in-suit-to-get-medical-license-back https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Secrets-of-NXIVM-2880885.php https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgxzjj/dont-call-it-a-cult-the-shocking-story-of-keith-raniere-and-the-women-of-nxivm-excerpt https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/nxivm-keith-raniere-wellness-scam-sex-cult-848439/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/willyakowicz/2019/05/15/keith-raniere-the-leader-of-the-nxivm-sex-cult/?sh=6e17981f35a9 https://www.timesunion.com/7dayarchive/article/Discount-service-target-of-probe-15640345.php https://www.thecut.com/2019/04/nxivm-sex-cult-case-a-complete-timeline-of-events.html https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/11/bronfman-201011 https://frankreport.com/2017/12/03/nxivm-endless-curriculum-list-of-raniere-courses/ https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/NXIVM-loyalist-Danielle-Roberts-loses-license-for-16501584.php https://www.nytimes.com/article/nxivm-timeline.html

Transcribed - Published: 6 July 2023

Hydration

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta myth-bust some common misconceptions about hydration. Plus, they offer up advice on how to plan a balanced summer break, and managing expectations from family members. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK555956/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/great-hydration-myth-why-dont-need-2-litres-day/ https://news.virginia.edu/content/everything-we-think-we-know-about-drinking-water-may-be-wrong https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-nutrition/water-myth https://www.everydayhealth.com/dehydration/the-truth-about-hydration-myths-and-facts/ https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/health/healthy-eating/a557375/8-signs-your-teen-has-an-eating-disorder/ https://toledocenter.com/bulimia/what-are-the-symptoms-of-bulimia-nervosa/

Transcribed - Published: 29 June 2023

Mini-Ep: Going Damp and Gua Sha

On this mini episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta share listener stories and feedback on Going Damp and Gua Sha. Plus, listeners share some additional tips for letter writers dealing with loved ones who won’t stop toxic diet talk, and more information on getting diagnosed with autism. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2023

Gua Sha

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about Gua Sha, the origin, and the potential benefits. Plus, they offer up advice on whether or not to get a diagnosis, and how to make newly “empty-nesting” parents feel special. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.tiktok.com/@mountlai/video/6994538050252475653 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmyMze9iQtQ www.npr.org/2022/05/28/1101640995/gua-sha-hair-oiling-aapi-culture https://www.healthline.com/health/gua-sha#side-effects https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/style/story/gua-sha-chinese-medicine-experts-explain-tiktoks-viral-77742894 https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/skincare/a37661679/facegym-sculpting-tools-celebrities/ https://www.lofficielusa.com/beauty/cultural-significance-gua-sha-traditional-chinese-medicine-skincare https://sea.mashable.com/life/20804/slugging-gua-sha-rice-water-and-more-how-stolen-cultural-beauty-practices-feed-viral-videos https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gua-sha-tools-lanshin_l_63d8797de4b0c8e3fc802245 https://www.wmagazine.com/beauty/sandra-lanshin-chiu-gua-sha-tcm-interview Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese “Gua Sha” Therapy in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial Exploring Scraping Therapy The Effect of Gua Sha Treatment on the Microcirculation of Surface Tissue Gua Sha, a press-stroke treatment of the skin, boosts the immune response to intradermal vaccination https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27760084/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254627214600546 https://www.beautyindependent.com/asian-american-beauty-brand-founders-ethics-selling-gua-sha/

Transcribed - Published: 15 June 2023

Going Damp

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about going damp, and all that it entails. Plus, they offer up advice on steering conversation away from diet talk, and how to trust your gut. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm#:~:text=To%20reduce%20the%20risk%20of,days%20when%20alcohol%20is%20consumed. https://landmarkrecovery.com/what-is-going-damp/ https://www.instyle.com/damp-lifestyle-mindful-drinking-trend-6889419 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/damp-lifestyle-drinking-sober_l_6400ceb7e4b05f1e793e144d https://www.glam.com/1174682/what-it-means-to-live-a-damp-lifestyle/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/philosophy-stirred-not-shaken/202212/is-damp-approach-drinking-right-you https://nypost.com/2022/11/17/damp-lifestyle-is-the-newest-drinking-trend-on-tiktok/ https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/tiktok-nhs-b2264455.html https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/damp-drinking-tik-tok-wellness-trend-alcohol-dry-january-123553499.html https://www.besthealthmag.ca/article/how-to-drink-less-alcohol/ https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2015-57039-001 Damp TikToker Hana Elson: https://www.tiktok.com/@hana.elson

Transcribed - Published: 8 June 2023

Mini-Ep: Almond Moms & Bullet Journals

On this mini-ep, Kristen & Jolenta share listener stories and feedback on bullets journals and almond moms. We hear from Moms who are grappling with their own relationship to food and diet culture and listeners who grew up with an almond Mom. Plus, listeners share some additional advice for our letter writers and some tips on keeping your journal organized. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2023

Bullet Journals

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk all about bullet journals. Plus, they offer up advice on dating as a tall woman, and how to accept help in times of need. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/are-you-bad-at-bullet-journaling-try-these-digital-alternatives https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323323#How-perfectionism-affects-our-overall-health https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2022/10/19/perfectionism-anxiety-excellence/ https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/11/27/20975989/perfect-mental-health-perfectionism https://www.thelazygal.com/pros-cons-bullet-journaling-2021/ https://www.planningmindfully.com/reasons-people-struggle-with-bullet-journals/ https://www.bitofclarity.com/why-people-quit-bullet-journaling/ https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/yoga-wellness/how-to-bullet-journal https://www.berkeleywellbeing.com/habit-tracking.html https://thefinancialdiet.com/the-dangers-of-data-fetishizing-3-ways-habit-tracking-helps-you-3-ways-its-hurting-more/ https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/can-bullet-journaling-save-you https://bulletjournal.com/pages/about https://lifehacker.com/the-bullet-journal-minus-the-hype-is-actually-a-reall-1786382012 https://community.bulletjournal.com/

Transcribed - Published: 25 May 2023

Almond Moms

On this episode of How to Be Fine, Kristen and Jolenta talk about “almond moms” and diet obsession. Plus, they offer up advice on dealing with people that have strongly differing views, and how to occupy downtime at work. Do you have an advice question for us? Email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://wholesalenutsanddriedfruit.com/almond-mom/#:~:text=In%20it%2C%20Walker%20describes%20Almond,to%20her%20career%20and%20family. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/28/barack-obama-seven-almonds-every-night-new-york-times#:~:text=%E2%80%9CSo%2C%20Michelle%20%5BObama%5D,That's%20it. https://www.bustle.com/p/these-shrill-moments-had-fans-praising-the-show-on-twitter-proving-we-need-more-plus-size-women-on-screen-16962988 https://jezebel.com/everything-i-fucked-up-while-trying-to-eat-like-gwyneth-1596037126 https://www.teenvogue.com/story/almond-mom-viral-on-tiktok-diet-culture https://www.today.com/parents/moms/almond-mom-food-recovery-rcna53873 https://www.insider.com/almond-mom-explainer-gwyneth-paltrow-yolanda-hadid-eating-habits-2023-3#:~:text=Gwyneth%20Paltrow%20drew%20backl https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/23/there-are-more-male-ceos-in-advertising-than-female-pay-gap-exists.html https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/fjollaarifi/tiktok-almond-mom https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/almond-mom-trend-tiktok-parenting-diet-culture-96706555 https://parade.com/health/what-is-an-almond-mom https://www.parents.com/what-is-an-almond-mom-and-how-to-not-be-one-6822156 https://katiecouric.com/lifestyle/parenting/what-is-an-almond-mom/ https://www.glamour.com/story/growing-up-with-almond-mom https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/young-women-tiktok-want-generation-avoid-becoming-almond-moms-rcna54432 https://archive.nytimes.com/well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/31/fat-bias-worse-for-women/

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2023

Special Announcement: Ask Us Anything Facebook LIVE!

Join Kristen and Jolenta for a LIVE Q&A on the ‘How To Be Fine Community’ Facebook group - Wednesday, 5/24 at 4pm ET. Ask us anything! You can email us at [email protected], or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. You can join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2023

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