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5 Wellness Podcasts For Your Post-Pandemic Bounceback

Let’s face it: the past year-and-a-half threw most of us for a loop. Routines were disrupted. Stress was ever-present. Fitness went out the window. Now, with light at the end of the tunnel, we’re all looking for ways to reboot. But where to begin? These wellness podcasts can help you bounce back.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin


The name says it all: Happier. On this podcast, writer Gretchen Rubin digs in deep to find out how people can make their lives better. But don’t expect a magical solution to every one of your problems. Instead, you’ll get a kaleidoscopic view of various approaches to wellness. We’re all different, so the most important thing is self-knowledge. “When we know ourselves and what works for us, we can change our habits and our lives,” Rubin says.

Start Here: Design Your Summer, Splurge on Colorful Felt-Tip Pens, and a Conversation with Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife”

Talks with Tara Brach


Bringing together Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, Tara Brach’s talks are illuminating and often surprising. Her unique approach towards mindfulness and self-care will give you new perspectives and interesting ways to increase your quality of life. Emotional healing is the name of the game — and Brach will set you on the right path.

Start Here: Bridging the Divide: Learning to Tend and Befriend

Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert


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You may know Elizabeth Gilbert’s name from her blockbuster bestselling book Eat Pray Love. On her Magic Lessons podcast from a few years back, she talked with fellow writers about their wellness routines, their daily lives, their creative processes … basically everything. These wide-ranging conversations aren’t your standard celebrity chats; they get into the nitty-gritty of how to make real-life magic happen.

Start Here: “Living the Dream and Facing the Nightmare” featuring Neil Gaiman

Hurry Slowly with Jocelyn K. Glei


Calm, comfort, clarity. These are all things we want, but they’re often in short supply. Hurry Slowly is here to help. Host Jocelyn K. Glei is focused on helping listeners slow down. Sounds simple, but it’s not. The podcast will spark your creativity and get your engine running when it comes to genuine productivity.

Start Here: Activist Adrienne Maree Brown on how we define pleasure, the wisdom of the body, and what it looks like when you have “enough.”

Hurdle with Emily Abbate


Hurdle Emily Abbate

On this wellness-focused podcast, Emily Abbate talks with a wide array of guests about how to lead “happier, healthier and more motivated lives.” As a former editor with Shape magazine, Abbate has an interest in fitness, but she touches upon virtually all aspects of the wellness world.

Start Here: My Biggest Lessons From 13 Years of Running (& 9 Marathons)