21: Business, Belief & Spirituality with Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen


Today we take on business, belief & spirituality on the Food Heals Podcast. Eco-Vegan Gal, Whitney Lauritsen is back to talk about how to turn your passion into your paycheck.

Just like you heard as a child, “You can be anything you want when you grow up.” It is never too late to change your life. In fact, today is the first day of the rest of your life! We want to give you the encouragement you may need to take the next step to do what you love and create your dream job and your dream life.

One of the keys to living a healthy, happy life is getting up every day and doing something you feel passionate about! We teamed up with Whitney Lauritsen for today’s podcast because she is living proof that you can turn your passion into a thriving career and wake up every day doing what you love!

Whitney shares some secrets & strategies to implement if you are wanting to walk away from your day job and do something that matters to you. Even if your ideal work isn’t fully formulated yet, or maybe it changes from time to time, we give you some practical things to consider to get you on the journey to doing it!  There are so many value bombs in this episode!

About Whitney:

Whitney Lauritsen is an online content creator, social media specialist and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet.

Whitney graduated from Emerson College in 2004 with a degree in film production. After several years of working in the industry she discovered a passion for journalism and launched the Eco-Vegan Gal website in 2008. She combines these skills and enthusiasms to produce video content on wellness and sustainability, which has resulted in a wildly successful channel on YouTube, acceptance into an elite Ford Motors program called The Fiesta Movement and cover of Laika Magazine. In 2014 she received the Ed Begly Jr. Environmental Activist Award. Whitney has also been tagged in social media circles as a rising star: Mashable named her one of the Top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter, and she was included in NBC New York’s list of Top 10 Eco Hotties on Twitter.

She has contributed to various health and green outlets. Her articles are published in VegNews, Organic Authority, Women’s Conference and Healthy Bitch Daily. She is the former host of Ecorazzi’s Good Gossip YouTube series, and she has appeared on shows such as Huffington Post Live. Additionally, her film background led her to assist the filmmakers behind acclaimed documentaries Forks Over Knives, FUEL and The Big Fix, and you can find her photography, videography and post production projects on sites like Sunwarrior Protein and Elephant Journal.

Originally from Massachusetts, Whitney lives in Los Angeles with her eco-vegan dog Evie.

Whitney’s Business Page:

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Our Favorite Moments:

@7:10 – The elevator pitches for Whitney, Allison and Suzy…Crusaders, Business Strategists and more

@15:00 – Why Allison never got a full time job

@20:00 – Whitney’s turning point video

@22:15  – Credit card debt is freedom

@24:00 – Who put a movie on their credit card and made it big?

@28:30 – Misconceptions about money and fear of wanting

@30:00 – Manifestation and how it can help your fear.

@31:40 – Where to find your tribe

@33:15 – Accountability partners and how they can help

@38:15 – Down and dirty tips for getting what you want

@41:50 – Whitney’s advice for getting clear about what you want in life

@45:45 – Figuring out how to add value to other people’s lives through what you do

@47:00 – The Allegory of the Long Spoons

@51:23 – When you know who you are, you can add value

@52:30 – Playing small does not serve the world

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Our favorite quote, that is so appropriate for this episode, comes from Marianne Williamson:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Recommended Reading:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want

Allegory of the long spoons – This is the story that Suzy thought she was crazy for mentioning.  It’s an interesting concept to separate the view of Heaven and Hell out by how well we feed others vs. ourselves.  It’s a very thought provoking parable!

Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It

The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources


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 Whitney Lauritsen’s Creators Community provides accountability and resources.  This is the private community of Eco Vegan Gal, and it provides accountability and resources within the group to help you make your passion your career.  Right now Food Heals Nation gets 3 months of free membership by signing up and you can lock down the lowest price ever offered.  Join the Creator’s Community today and let Whitney help you take your business and brand to the next level.  You have nothing to lose!

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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

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