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Living a Fully Charged Life with Meaghan B Murphy

Meaghan B Murphy is the author of Your Fully Charged Life: A Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with YAY published by Penguin Random House, Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day, co-host of Off the Gram Podcast on Dr. Oz’s OzTube network, an on-air personality, a life-hacker, a certified trainer, a lifestyle and health expert, a mother and a wife. In her new role as Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day, Meaghan was charged with re-energizing the brand across print and digital.

This follows a 6-year stint as executive editor at Good Housekeeping where Meaghan helped reinvigorate the 130-year old mega brand. A media veteran, Meaghan began her magazine career at YM as an intern after her college scholarship-winning essay on overcoming adversity garnered the attention of editors. Soon after, the prolific go-getter wrote her way to a contributing editor position. She became one of the founding editors of Teen People while still finishing her dual degree in English and acting at Rutgers University, then went on to write for and edit various websites, was an on-air lifestyle correspondent for MTV and worked on the Victoria’s Secret creative team that launched the PINK line. She dove back into magazines with a short stint at Lifetime before jumping to Cosmopolitan as a senior editor covering sex, relationships, health and wellness. Meaghan’s passion for fitness brought her to SELF in 2005, her home for nine years, first as fitness director then deputy editor. There she produced the magazine’s uber-popular Self Challenge program and appeared in fitness videos with stars such as Jillian Michaels.

In this rich and meaty episode, Nikki and Meaghan discuss Meaghan’s journey of making her “mess” into her “message.” Following a devastating personal tragedy, Meaghan used her writing as a tool to not only survive but to thrive. Nikki shares some of the key points from Meaghan’s book Your Fully Charged Life: A Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with YAY and asks Meaghan to touch on them. Nikki and Meaghan weigh in on the importance of vulnerability and connection and how they are integral in getting through challenging times. Meaghan discusses “toxic positivity” and the notion of “good vibes mostly.” In this episode, Meaghan shares some amazing real life strategies and touches on how we can all live our most fully charged lives!

More topics covered in this episode:

  • The concept of “if it’s mentionable it’s manageable”

  • Emotional bypassing

  • Dopamine dressing

  • Remembering the big picture

  • Having a purpose

  • Hope

  • Living honestly

  • Patience

  • Reframing

Connect with Meaghan: Web: IG: @meaghanbmurphy / @offthegrampodcast

Connect with Nikki: Web: IG: @nikkisappspo / @theknowwithnikkispo

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