Former Division I volleyball player and TED Talk speaker, Victoria Garrick, is a mental health and body-image advocate who sits down with all sorts of inspirational and awesome guests to bring you the REALEST conversations around success, failure, life, and challenge. New episodes every Wednesday!
Confidence Class w/ SI Swimsuit Model Ella Halikas: Owning Your Space, Controlling Intrusive Thoughts, & Feeling Sexy!
45:40Ella Halikas is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, social media influencer, and swimsuit designer with over half a million followers across social media! After losing her restaurant job in the pandemic, Ella turned to social media and quickly took off: She grew her following 10x the size, became a finalist in the 2021 Sports Illustrated Swim Search, and launched her own swimwear campaign line, Pebbles and Palms! Ella joins Real Pod to give us a master class in confidence… LITERALLY! She teaches us how to work on your own insecurities to gain more confidence, how to flip the switch in your mind when intrusive thoughts creep in, and how we can all embrace our sexy side (something Victoria admits she struggles with!) If you want to radiate from the inside out and start living for YOU, this episode is a must listen. Produced by Dear Media
Perfectly Hidden Depression: Keeping Shame, Trauma, & Hurt Under Wraps w/ Dr. Margaret Rutherford Psy.D
43:37Dr. Margaret Rutherford is a psychologist and has been in private practice for over 25 years. She is the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, and host of The Selfwork Podcast In this episode, Dr. Rutherford joins Victoria for a very important conversation to explain the difference between classic depression and hidden depression, the power of self-acceptance when it comes to healing, and how to break your silence so you don’t have to struggle in secret. . Whether you or someone you love is suffering from depression, we can all benefit from a deeper understanding of this silent disease. **We would also like to note that we do discuss topics of suicide and suicidal ideation throughout this episode so please do not listen if these topics are triggering to you.** Click here to learn more about Dr. Rutherford and purchase her book entitled, Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression Produced by Dear Media
The Single Girl’s Guide To Mastering Self-Love & Breaking Toxic Relationship Patterns with Lifestyle Guru Sierra Nielsen
39:11Sierra Nielsen is a Lifestyle, Fitness, and Nutrition Coach with an online following of over 250,000 women who tune into her message of emotional resilience, inner confidence, and personal empowerment! She has been featured in USA Today, Variety, and Self Magazine, and has worked with everyone from D.C. Politicians and Hollywood Models/Actors, to Award Winning Producers and NYT best selling authors. Sierra’s relationship wisdom teaches us how to break free from toxic relationship patterns, focus on ourselves first, discover our deal breakers, and even makes Victoria question her engagement (JK, Max!). Regardless of your age and/or relationship status, this episode will teach you the importance of self work, boundary setting, & shifting your expectations. Produced by Dear Media
My BFF Interviews ME! (and I cry...)
56:14In celebration of Real Pod’s 100th episode and surpassing 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS (!!!!) Victoria flips the script and sits down to be interviewed by her BFF Aubrey. Hear your favorite host like never before as she opens up and gets real about what’s actually going on in her life and with her mental health right now… Is she really happy? What are her future goals? What is she currently struggling with?? Whether you are new here or an OG Real Pod Squad member, this episode will have you laughing and crying along with Victoria! BetterHelp: Check out Betterhelp.com/realpod Produced by Dear Media
Remi Bader On Navigating The Thick Of Her Eating Disorder + Discussing Your Mental Health With Parents!
45:23Remi Bader is a TikTok superstar and curve model with over 2 million followers who has been featured on The Today Show, Vogue, and People magazine! Remi skyrocketed to fame after her hilarious and realistic clothing hauls went viral. She now candidly shares her mental health and body-image journey on social media every single day. On this episode, Remi gets real about her eating disorder… (she’s still in the thick of it and doing her best to navigate everything going on in her life!) On top of that, Remi shares candid details about opening up to family about your eating disorder, the different healing approaches she’s considered trying, and how sometimes it feels easier for her to open up to thousands of strangers online. If you’ve ever felt frustrated in the thick of your healing, or can relate to the difficulties of discussing mental health among family members, this episode is for you! Produced by Dear Media
Schuyler Bailar: The First Transgender D1 Athlete Shares His Story & Why Trans Athletes Should Be Allowed To Play Sports
57:56Schuyler Bailar is a former NCAA D1 athlete who competed on the Harvard Men’s Swimming Team. He is also a public speaker, LGBTQ activist, and has been featured in thousands of publications globally including The Washington Post, Guardian, ABC News, and ESPN. While attending Harvard, Schuyler became the first publicly documented transgender athlete on any NCAA D1 men’s team, received Harvard’s Director’s Award (the 7th in its history,) and his final times in his event ranked him in the top 15% of all NCAA men’s swimmers! In today’s episode, Schuyler provides us with a “Harvard level education” on gender assignment and identity, his full transition story, what it was like to join a Division I Men’s team, & how the misogyny of the patriarch could possibly ruin women’s sports! If you are looking to better understand the conversation surrounding trans athletes and high level sport, this episode with Schuyler will be game changing! Click here to purchase Schuyler's new book.Follow Schuyler on Instagram! Produced by Dear Media
Feeling Burnt Out? Life Coach Erin Treloar Shares How To Re-Charge & Reset (+ Revelations For The 70% of Women Who Struggle With Disordered Eating!)
53:15Erin Treloar is the Founder of Raw Beauty Co., a company whose mission is to help women live from a place of self-love. Not only does she have a social following of over 100,000 women, but she is a certified health coach and the host of Raw Beauty Talks. Erin’s work has been highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, and Elle Magazine. After battling with her own eating disorder, Erin created Raw Beauty Co’s Signature program, “The Raw Beauty Reset,” which helps people find freedom from their battles with eating disorders and their bodies. Erin’s program has helped thousands of people let go of their limiting beliefs to create the life they crave! In this episode, Erin dives into her experiences as a teenager with an eating disorder, why Diet Culture is decreasing our mental capacity, and teaches us the four main pillars of her Raw Beauty Reset program. Whether you’re looking to breakfree from disordered eating or just get closer to reaching your greatest potential in life, this episode is a must listen! Click Here To Join Erin Treloar’s Raw Beauty Reset Course! Follow Erin on Instagram @rawbeautytalks Follow Real Pod on Instagram @realpod Register here for live training with Raw Beauty Reset founder Erin Treloar. Sponsored by BetterHelp For 10% off, check out betterhelp.con/realpod Produced by Dear Media
51:17Victoria & Max are finally engaged!!! Listen to the full story and hear the juicy deets on this tell all engagement episode! Follow Real Pod on Instagram: @RealPod Ana Luisa: I absolutely recommend checking out Ana Luisa’s sustainable jewelry. I LOVE them, their pieces start at $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale by visiting https://shop.analuisa.com/realpodsun PayPal: To get $10 cashback on your first transaction of $20 or more, just head to your local CVS and pay using your PayPal or Venmo app. paypal.com/realpod Produced by Dear Media
Justine Wong-Orantes Shares Her Journey To Becoming Team USA’s Olympic Libero & Bringing Home The Gold!
58:13Justine Wong-Orantes is a libero for the USA Women’s National Volleyball team and shocked the world when she earned the “Best Libero” award after her gold medal winning performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games! Justine played at the University of Nebraska where she was a two time All-American, two time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, National Champion, AND finished her career as Nebraska's all-time career digs leader. (Yep, ICONIC!) After college she joined the United States national team where she spent three years competing vigorously for that one spot in the Tokyo 2020 games. After years of hard work and late nights in the gym, Justine was named the best libero of the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League tournament and finally solidified her roster spot to be an Olympina. She led the games in serve reception percentage and helped the US Women's National Volleyball team bring home their first ever gold medal! In this episode, Justine shares her entire journey to the olympics games, covering everything from her first game as a libero in high-school to the emotional team huddle before winning gold. Whether you’re a die hard volleyball fan or just somebody trying to achieve your dreams, this episode is proof that hard work and dedication pays off! Conair: conair.com + search waver Produced by Dear Media
Overcoming Fear Foods, Recovering From Binge Eating, & Opening Up To Your S/O About Your Eating Disorder with Influencer Kylie Katich
51:56Kylie Katich is a photographer and influencer whose fashion, comedy, and photography content has helped her amass over 350,000 followers across social media! While her job is to create portraits and photographs online that are perfectly posed and carefully curated, Kylie is human too… In this vulnerable episode, Kylie opens up about her secret struggle with binge eating disorder, explains the three things that are helping her recover, and shares how she manages to balance her insecurities and personal struggles with her perfectly curated Instagram aesthetic. This episode is proof that regardless of what you see on social media, you never know what someone is going through! Paypal: To get $10 cashback on your first transaction of $20 or more, just head to your local CVS and pay using your PayPal or Venmo app. paypal.com/realpod Produced by Dear Media