Rachel Gersten

Ali on the Run Show Episode 198: Rachel Gersten, Co-Founder of Viva Wellness

“The goal isn’t to stop feeling anxious or to judge yourself for it. That’s like saying, ‘Oh, it shouldn’t be raining.’ But it is. So now what?”

Rachel Gersten is a New York City-based licensed therapist, and is the co-founder of Viva Wellness. On this episode — perfect for the new year! — she dishes out advice about dealing with burnout, anxiety, and what to do when you realize you have no idea what you want to do with the rest of your life. She also talks about her lifelong battle with chronic pain, and how running more than 150 races, including marathons, has actually helped her cope with the pain.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What does it actually mean to be a wellness coach? (2:30)
  • Why are most people going to therapy these days? (10:30)
  • What to do when you realize you’re not sure what you want to be when you grow up (18:00)
  • What do appointments with Rachel look like? (24:25)
  • On chronic pain, and becoming a runner (34:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Hannah Montana: The Bone Dance

Find a Way by Diana Nyad

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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