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How to Be Fine

Podcast Series How to Be Fine

Half advice show, half cultural critique, and one wild ride through the world of wellness. Join podcast besties Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg as they dissect the inner workings of the betterment industry - and offer up some advice along the way. Their goal? To help get you a little closer to fine.

Kristen and Jolenta's first show By the Book is on this feed. To hear back episodes of By the Book, just scroll down!

Series Episodes

By The Book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By The Book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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On this episode of By The book, Jolenta and Kristen live by Marie Kondo's popular minimalist guide, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The book tells them to throw out belongings, fold socks into pinwheels, and say thank you garbage! Can they do it? Will it change their lives? Did Kristen throw out her passport? Keep in touch with us! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

36 mins

22 February Finished

Epilogue: The Secret

Epilogue: The Secret

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Jolenta and Kristen have a Secret postmortem. Join the ladies as they hear from listeners, give post-Secret updates, discuss Kristen's husband's popularity, and get ready for their next self-help book. Keep in touch with us! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

7 mins

15 February Finished

By The Book: The Secret

By The Book: The Secret

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On this episode of By the Book, hosts Jolenta and Kristen dive into their first self-help book - the mega-bestseller The Secret. They follow it to the letter for two weeks. Listen as Kristen tries to manifest thoughts into things and Jolenta explores whether the Law of Attraction is as real as the Law of Gravity. Along the way, you can eavesdrop on the stranger moments of their social experiment, and learn whether either Jolenta or Kristen buy into the philosophy of The Secret at the end of their experience. Keep in touch with us! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

39 mins

8 February Finished

Mini-Ep: New Year, Same Old BS

Mini-Ep: New Year, Same Old BS

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On this episode of How to Be Fine - Kristen and Jolenta share listeners’ reactions to the New Year, Same Old BS mini series. Plus, they make a special announcement! Keep in touch with us! Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta

24 mins

1 February Finished

The Cigarette Diet

The Cigarette Diet

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On the final episode of How to Be Fine’s special series - New Year, Same Old BS - Kristen and Jolenta talk about the history of tobacco and weight loss marketing. Plus, they offer up advice on how to communicate more clearly as a new manager, and when to consider a therapist's techniques as red flags. Do you have any advice question for us? Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or follow us on Instagram @howtobefinepod. And if you haven't already, please join our How to Be Fine (formerly By the Book) Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/kristenandjolenta Sources: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-021-01202-9.epdf https://www.britannica.com/topic/smoking-tobacco/A-social-and-cultural-history-of-smoking https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/1920s-food-flapper-diet https://books.google.com/books?id=Aiwdx4k4uNoC&pg=PA21&hl=en&sa=X#v=onepage&q&f=false https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigarette_smoking_for_weight_loss https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2602591/ https://time.com/3747439/smoking-cigarettes-weight-loss/ https://nypost.com/2022/11/02/heroin-chic-is-back-and-curvy-bodies-big-butts-are-out/ https://www.esquire.com/uk/style/fashion/a43258212/cigarettes-90s-london-kate-moss/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tobacco https://www.science.org/content/article/why-smokers-are-skinny-rev2 https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/selfcare-instructions/weight-gain-after-quitting-smoking-what-to-do https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2023/07/12/dua-lipa-lily-rose-depp-jenna-ortega-celebrities-smoking-cigarettes/70346466007/ https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/ https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/index.htm

36 mins

25 January Finished

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