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Don't Tell Me What To Do

22 EpisodesProduced by Jori SaegerWebsite

In the age of social media and choice overload, we're constantly bombarded with opinions on the "right" and "best" way to live a fulfilled life. Eat this. Live here. Go after this job. Buy this. It goes on. But what happens when you want to pivot? How do you navigate all the advice — internally & ex… read more

22 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

What We Don’t Know About the Beauty Industry and How It’s Affecting Our Health

February 11th, 2020

36:52

Today we are diving into the topic of the beauty industry and the effects on our health. We’re shown millions of cosmetic ads yearly telling us to buy products to take away our wrinkles, die our hair, cover our face, …

New Ways To Think About People Management and Leadership

February 4th, 2020

51:02

Today we are diving into the topic of people management. A manager can make or break how you feel for so much of your day — yet some of the things we’re taught about management are so antiquated. This is a topic I’m …

Navigating Conflicting Advice On All Things Nutrition with Tracey Grant, RDN, CHWC

January 28th, 2020

43:23

Today we’re diving into the complicated — yet oh so important — topic of food and nutrition. I’ve always loved cooking and eating healthy food, but …

Reframing Fitness to Longevity with Seattle Strength Coach Josh Hunter

January 21st, 2020

44:00

Today we’re talking to Josh Hunter, Seattle strength coach and podcast host of Treat Yo Health. We go back to the beginning and talk about Josh’s journey from management to fitness 10 years ago. We also chat about what …

How to Find Your True Authentic Happiness With Mona Lee Locke

January 14th, 2020

42:59

Today we have a very special episode with Mona Lee Locke. She has held many different titles throughout her life and career including journalist at King5, former First Lady of Washington State, Executive Director of …

Turning Your Passions Into a Money Making Side Hustle

January 7th, 2020

31:19

To kick off 2020 and inspire new ideas and ways of work, we’re sitting down with Jenny MacLeod - from Jenny Girl Friday - to dig into everything side hustles and entrepreneurship. Jenny is a Seattle resource for …

Why Are We All So Burned Out?

December 10th, 2019

46:01

Todays episode is all about boundaries — creating and setting boundaries in your work and personal life so you can focus on what makes you happy and …

Giving Yourself Permission To Be A Relationship Novice

December 3rd, 2019

43:20

Today we’re diving into the topic of romantic relationships and love. This is a topic that seems to bring up so many opinions from so many sources — internal, family, the media, friends. Whether you’re single or in a …

Fertility Talks - Technology, Ethics And Our Own Biology

November 26th, 2019

42:42

Today we’re talking about fertility with Alexa, a nurse practitioner that works at a Pacific Northwest fertility clinic. As IVF technology has …

Let’s Stop Fearing Money Talk

November 19th, 2019

31:58

Today we’re diving into the black box of finances with Tori Dunlap. She’s a financial coach and millennial money expert who was featured on Good Morning America for achieving her ambitious goal of saving 100K before she …

Season 2 Trailer

November 13th, 2019

2:36

Welcome to season 2 of the Don’t Tell Me What To Do Podcast.

As we talked about in our season one re-cap, We’re taking a slight turn this season and digging deep into specific "don't tell me what to do" themes on topics …

Recapping Season 1 & Looking Ahead to Season 2

May 30th, 2019

25:38

In today’s episode Amy and Jori reflect on season one of the podcast. We delve back into the moment that kicked off this adventure and what we set out to do together. We share our favorite moments of the season and what …

Forging A New Path in Living With Chronic Illness

May 14th, 2019

30:54

What happens when you’re diagnosed with a chronic illness and medicine just isn’t working? In this episode we talk with Carly Brawner, a health coach and wellness advocate based in Austin Texas. We talk about what …

What To Do Next After a Breakdown-Breakthrough Moment

May 7th, 2019

34:56

In this episode, we’re serving up real talk on anxiety and depression with Seattle strength and fitness coach Anna Clausen Williams. We talk about Anna’s “breakdown-breakthrough moment” during a yoga class that …

Reframing The Narrative On Women And Physical Weakness

April 30th, 2019

33:33

Dr. Ellie Somers, founder of SISU Sports Performance and Physical Therapy, is working to reframe the narratives that women hear around healthcare and injury prevention. She’s bucking the traditional medical system by …

Confessions of an Unemployed CEO

April 23rd, 2019

28:51

In this episode we dive into the messy middle of what happens after you sell a company and don’t know what happens next. Last November, tech …

Bringing Black Girl Magic to Wellness

April 16th, 2019

31:45

What happens when you look around on your social media feed and see no one that looks like you? Shouldn't someone do something about that? For …

Navigate Anxiety & Depression by Telling Fear to F*ck Off

April 9th, 2019

41:48

Building a strong community in a 24/7 always on, frenetic world isn’t easy. For Molly Kieland, creating a family that combined her love of strength …

Ignoring Your Inner Critic

April 2nd, 2019

33:23

Sometimes the hardest advice to ignore is our own. Those internal voices that try to guide us in a different direction than we know is right for us. But when we push away our fears and insecurities, we can actually hear …

That Time You Ignored Your Family's Advice

March 26th, 2019

35:04

When the people we love the most give us advice, it's pretty dang hard to ignore — especially when it comes to family. In this episode we meet Jen Hope, executive coach and badass fitness lady. Her "Don't Tell Me What …

Finding Your YES

March 19th, 2019

49:11

We've all had the feeling that others want to put us in a box — the mom box, the career woman box, the friend box and more. What happens when you don't fit perfectly into that box? Today we talk with Samantha Willing, …

PILOT: Don't Tell Me What To Do

March 19th, 2019

2:58

Today we're launching a new podcast: Don't Tell Me What To Do, brought to you by Seattleite 30somethings — Jori Saeger and Amy Kugler. 


Many stories of success start with the moment that precipitated future greatness …

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