In today’s episode, of The Daily Sweat Podcast, Ariana talks with Jessie Golden, a mind-body and Level 1 Precision nutrition coach about the power of meditation to break up with unproductive thoughts about food, our bodies, and exercise. Jessie shares her journey through the other side of eating disorder and learning to balance stressors and rest when she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder.  

Key Points of Discussion 

  • How meditation helped Jessie recognize unproductive thoughts & behaviors 
  • A social media can serve as a catalyst for awareness….and a potential cause of concern 
  • Why extreme behaviors and attitudes in health can do more harm than good 
  • How to meditate in less than 5 minutes per day 
  • How the discipline of meditation spread into other areas of life 
  • How she learned to work with her body after being diagnose with Hashimoto Disease 

 Notable Quotables 

“It’s amazing how disconnected we can be from our bodies when we’re stuck in those diet cycles….” (Ariana Fotinakis) 

“How often are we just thinking habitually based on old thought patterns” (Jessie Golden)

“The goal is not to not think. It’s to learn how to catch those thoughts and just identify them for exactly what they are” (Jessie Golden)

Resources Mentioned 


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment -Eckhart Tolle 

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story -Dan Harris 




Sam Harris Waking Up App 

Connect with Jessie 


Facebook: Jessie Golden Facebook Page 

Instagram: Jessie Golden’s IG page  


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