If you've been following along with WANT for a while, you're probably already familiar with who I'm about to introduce you to - at the very least just because I talk about her all. the. time.
Today's guest is Jessica Murnane, wellness advocate, podcast host, and creator of the One Part Plant movement. She's the author of a brand new cookbook, One Part Plant, and the host of two wildly successful podcasts: One Part Podcast and The Cookbook Deal.
After being diagnosed with endometriosis and receiving a pretty crazy ultimatum from her doctors, Jessica decided to try overhauling her diet to see if she could heal herself naturally. Fast forward to today, and Jessica now has zero of those debilitating endometriosis symptoms and follows a full-on plant based diet.
If Jessica looks familiar, it might be because she’s been on WANT before. First in an interview, next on the tenth episode of the WANTcast, and then lots of guest appearances here and there as she's become a dear friend and a person I feel is truly out there changing the world, on and off-line. In Episode 10, Jessica talked about her brand new cookbook deal, and we casually mentioned her coming back to do a "Part Two" episode...
WELP, little did we know how much could happen in just one year. I won't ruin it for you, but I'll just say her newest podcast's subtitle is "Also, The Weirdest Year Of My Life." That should say it all. I knew we'd have a lot of ground to cover, but what we ended up talking about most actually wasn't the year or the cookbook - it was everything else in between. Her candor, humor, and heart are hallmarks of why her OPP peeps adore her so much...and why her cookbook became a #1 New Release on Amazon after only a day. A DAY.
One Part Plant is so much more than a cookbook - it's a memoir slash self-help guide slash ode to all the reasons eating "one part plant" can enhance your life from the inside out. Think I'm exaggerating? Check it out and we can start a little OPP cooking club from afar.
This episode's title could have been the longest thing ever, because we truly covered so much good ground. In this episode we talk about caring about being "cool" vs just liking what you like, food issues and Jessica's past with not just what put in her body but how she viewed her body, toxic relationships and the need to "fix" others, her relationship with her husband and what makes a healthy relationship in general (especially when you come from having body/food/fixer issues), the crazy way her new Cookbook Deal podcast panned out, asking for what you need personally, professionally, and financially, her beef with people who say they're "too old" for things, the barometer to use when you're deciding whether to say yes or no to a project...oh my goodness, I should probably just stop there so you can listen for yourself.
I'm honored to have her on the WANTcast again and pumped to see what she does next...
Oh, and just for some context: we begin this episode discussing something her husband does for her every year on her birthday: an eight-day lead-up entitled "Murnanukkah."
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