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Steph Gaudreau from Stupid Easy Paleo interviews the best experts in fitness, nutrition, sleep, and mindset so you can apply their lessons to optimizing your own health and wellness. Discover how to improve your health using a multi-faceted, holistic approach so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy in life instead of being a slave to diet and exercise. Steph weaves her science teaching experience with her holistic nutritionist training and years as a competitive athlete into a rich tapestry supplemented by the experiences of her expert guests to help you dial in your lifestyle.
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Let's talk about menopause. Perimenopause and menopause is something that every woman is headed towards, and yet we are so scared to talk about it due to the taboo society has imposed. Amanda Thebe says enough is enough and started her company, FitnChips, to open up the conversation about menopause, staying fit, and how to best take care of your body through this time of transition. Optimize Your Hormonal Landscape If you are already in perimenopause or menopause or are looking for some information to prepare yourself for what is to come, Amanda is here to make the conversation of menopause exciting and sexy. Learn how to adjust specific exercises and meals to suit your changing body, how to optimize your hormonal landscape with a little bit of fat, what to do if you are struggling with hot flashes, and much more. Too often women feel invisible when dealing with the symptoms of menopause, and Amanda is determined to change that. A real talk all about no gimmicks, no diets, and no BS, Amanda is here to provide you info on how to manage your stress, stay on top of your nutrition and movement, and be kinder to yourself.  Are you ready to embrace the fact that you are enough and enter this new chapter with strength and vitality? Share your menopause journey with us in the comments on the episode page.   On Today's Episode What you need to know to prepare yourself before perimenopause (21:20) Lifestyle tips that you can focus on to lose weight during menopause (25:10) How to use movement to feel better during perimenopause and menopause (32:50) Ways to elicit positive change on a cellular level through anti-rotation exercises (47:50) The role stress management plays in a healthy menopause process (53:16)   Quotes “While we are feeling all of these feelings of despair, we are then being told by the bigger conversation out there ‘you are an ugly old hag and you're never going to amount to anything’. And I just think that's a type of conversation I would love to hear more over here, not in a ‘woo-woo’ hippy kind of way that you are enough, just that you fucking are enough, alright?” (13:22) “Really, when you say you are doing absolutely everything that you need to do, I mean are you really? Chances are you are not.” (29:10) “I just needed to be uncomfortable, I needed some change, I needed to do something different. Because what I was doing wasn't working.” (37:50) “Prioritizing time for just actual self-care is one of the things that most women don't do.” (56:58) “Just being a little bit kinder to the narrative that is going on in your head can actually even in your more symptomatic days where you just hate the world can actually still make those days better than they would be if you were thinking in a different manner.” (59:05)   Resources Mentioned In This Show FitnChips Website Follow Amanda on Facebook | Instagram Fit n’ Chips Chats Podcast Menopausing So Hard E-Book Make Menopause Matter Petition Order The Core Four Here Nutritional Therapy Association Website Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s September class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Get ready for an imperfect conversation about food, body image, diet drama, and all of the things I see my community struggling with in regards to food. Speaking to both the consumer and the fitness professional, my goal with this episode is to start to unpack the ways in which you can explore your role in the stigma surrounding weight and body image and let you know that you are not alone.  Stigma Surrounding Weight & Body Image A stream of consciousness about feeling broken by the number on the scale, fat-shaming, and being okay with being vulnerable, I intend to open up the conversation about a topic so many are confused about but unwilling to admit they need help with.  You are not alone in your struggle to stop blaming yourself for being unable to ‘fix’ your body. If you are terrified of letting go of the familiarity of dieting, feel like you don't know how to listen to your body anymore, or are looking for real people to relate to in the fitness world, this episode is the jumping-off point you need.  Are you confused about food rules or are looking to escape the toxic diet culture? Share how you are trying to make sense of where your body fits into your identity in the comments on the episode page.    On Today's Episode The most common things I see my community struggling with in regard to food (8:20) What to do about the worry, anxiety, and isolation caused by diet culture (10:58) Exploring the ways I have experienced negative body image and obsession (13:55) Understanding the impact that eating disorders and body shame have on all types of bodies (15:56) How to change the messaging of your business to align with your intuition (20:40)   Quotes “I don't know who needs to hear this, but if you are confused about food rules you are not alone.” (9:29) “I wanted to start off by giving you that context, of the things that people are struggling with, the things that you are likely struggling with, and what we are going to do about it.” (13:02) “Eating disorders happen to people in all different types of bodies. Body shame happens to people in all different sizes of bodies. Negative body image happens to people in all different types of bodies. And I am one of those people.” (16:04) “I am still teasing all of this apart, and where do I fit and what are my gifts and skills? And whats my knowledge base and how do I want to use this to help people?” (21:14)   Resources Mentioned In This Show Order Core 4 The Book Here Nutritional Therapy Association Website Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s September class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. The Core 4 book is now available! Click here to get a free gift when you purchase. Thank you so much for all your support! Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Information and education are the most powerful ways to advocate for your body. From greenwashing to pesticides to cancer, informed consent is a crucial part of making decisions about how you want to heal your body. This is where Dr. Christian Gonzalez comes in, a licensed naturopathic doctor and oncology expert specializing in breast cancer. Finding The Root Of Your Ailments Dr. Gonzalez has seen first hand the toll that misinformation, incorrect diet and cancer-causing agents have had on our population, especially women, and decided to do something about it. Dr. G uses practical tools to empower people to make informed decisions about things they encounter on a daily basis to help reduce your risk of cancer, find the root of your ailments, or just live a healthier and more liberated life. Learn about anti-cancer foods, the importance of physical activity, small changes you can gradually make in your household, and non-negotiable testing that you need to be doing if you take your health seriously. By simplifying your nutrition, discerning from true and false information on the internet through real research, and understanding the process of how cancer is formed, you can protect yourself and your family from the modern cancer causers we find all around us.  Dr. G is doing his part to change the game and open up the conversation around nutrition, health, cancer and how to live your best life. What role do informed consent, research, and education play in the way you take care of your body? Share your strategies with us in the comments on the episode page.   On Today's Episode What to look out for when grocery shopping and how to avoid greenwashing The importance of paying close attention to high-quality foods and ingredients How your bed, couch or paint could be affecting your brain health and cancer risk Exercise tips to help you reduce your risk of cancer without high intensity  Practical ways to empower yourself with informed consent to make changes in your life   Quotes “We have to pay attention to what healthy even means and how we can maximize well past that.” (19:17) “There is such a huge deficit in nutrition when it comes to cancer, understanding what needs to happen, why cancer occurred and how to look for those reasons after. So that is what my work is.” (22:52) “If I could bottle up the benefits of physical activity into a capsule and sell it, I would be a billionaire right now. That is how powerful physical activity is, it is as effective as many of these interventions that we do, even conventional medical intervention.” (34:06) “Give those gut bugs love, have the rainbow of colors, plants… whatever it is, just have these foods found on Earth that the Universe blessed us with these forms of food.” (42:20) “You can find affordable options. Either way, just the awareness of all of this, you are already in the right direction. Because having that click and looking for these things… you are much better than you were before.” (52:42)   Resources Mentioned In This Show Follow Dr. Christian Gonzalez on Instagram | Facebook  Heal Thy Self Podcast Environmental Working Group EWG’s Skin Deep Database Order The Core Four Here Nutritional Therapy Association Website Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s September class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Letting Go of "Used To"

Letting Go of "Used To"

2019-09-0600:22:18

Are you stuck comparing yourself to what you used to be able to do...or how you used to be like in a different season of life? Well, it's time to cut that out because it isn't helping. “I used to be able to…” At one time in my life – about 6 years ago – I front squatted 240 pounds. Today, I front squatted 75 pounds. I’m not a bad person. I’m not “worse” now than I was back then. This is a different time in my life, and I have different priorities and interests. Back then I was training for olympic weightlifting. Now I do a mixture of different training: kettlebells, barbells, BJJ, corrective exercise. Be honest, how often do you start a sentence with “I used to be able to…” and go on to trash yourself for not being as XYZ as you used to be? Here’s the fierce love truth: You aren’t there anymore. You’re here, now. Maybe things have changed.Maybe you chose those things and you’re happy about it. Maybe you didn’t choose those things and it sucks. Either way, yes, feel your feelings. Reminisce, even. But at some point you have to process and keep moving. But let’s be clear: You weren’t a better person because you could squat more once upon a time. In today's episode, I'm serving up some real talk, support, and love so you can let go of living in the past and actually enjoy your present. Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA's September classes. You can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com (and don't forget to mention my name on your application!)  You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by going to: https://nutritionaltherapy.com/nutritional-therapy-101/ Remember to find the show notes and other episodes on StephGaudreau.com The Core 4 book is now available! Click here to get a free gift when you purchase. Thank you so much for all your support! Resources from this episode: The Core 4 Book Setbacks - Harder to Kill Radio 128 Core 4 Club Follow Steph on: Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter I'd really love it if you would take 10 seconds and subscribe to the podcast!
Holding tight to your values when life gets hard can help you stay calm through a storm. Today’s guest, Abby Corriveau, has been through a lot over the past couple of years. Her dedication to creating community, holding tight her values, and practicing gratitude has had a tremendous impact on her life. Community, Values & Gratitude Abby is a strength and sustainable movement coach who’s life was turned upside down when she found out her husband, also in the fitness industry, was cheating her. She felt she didn’t have anywhere to turn but ended up building her own community. Life changed again when she had to have intensive back surgery, causing her to reevaluate her approach to women’s fitness. When Abby felt like she’d lost everything, she realized she no longer had a fear of failure. In fact, she embraced chances like she never had before in order to create sustainable movement in her local community. By reflecting on her values, she knew that she had to build that community in order to stay true to herself. With her new community and support system, Abby has discovered the power of asking for help. Even as a solo entrepreneur, it’s okay to take a step back and let other people help you. And you never know what other people can teach you. As Abby healed through both her physical and emotional trauma, her view of the world and her career changed. There are other lifestyles and abilities out there, and just because they’re different to yours doesn’t mean they’re any less. This has caused an entire world shift for her and one that she’s been open with through her social media. Have you experienced any trauma that has changed your viewpoint? What are your core values? Share with us in the comments on the episode page.   On Today's Episode How starting a new business can help you meet and grow within your local community Why it’s important to make something you feel in your heart happen What happens when you accept the risk of failure How identifying your values will help guide you to create good in the world and have clarity with who you are and what you want to do Why you should step back and let other people help you What types of things you can learn from your children to help create your vision How healing through physical and emotional trauma can open your eyes to other lifestyles and abilities What happens when you publicly acknowledge your mistakes How your online identity will change as your personal life evolves   Quotes “I really have tried to create a physical space but also an energetic and emotional space where people will come and feel welcomed and supported in whatever may be going on in their lives that we may or may not know about.” (10:20) “I might be a sole entrepreneur here but I don’t have to do everything, I can learn to let go and trust others.” (18:02) “We’re human. How could you not make mistakes? I don’t know anyone who’s perfect and guilt-free of any kind of… everyone makes mistakes. But it’s, for me, part of my healing process is acknowledging them and owning them.” (49:36)   Resources Mentioned In This Show Abby Corriveau Website Follow Abby on Facebook | Instagram | Personal Instagram Contact Abby at abby@sustainable-movement.com Join Abby's Kettlebell Basics Workshop Join the Beautycounter Pop-Up with Steph & Alison | NYC Order The Core Four Here Nutritional Therapy Association Website Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s September class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
  Okay time for some real talks. Mentally beating yourself up, talking shit to yourself, and using negative motivation are not long-term, sustainable, kind solutions to making change in your life. Practicing self-compassion – the awareness and attempts to soothe your own pain – is so incredibly important. And yes, when you’re used to using the former strategy to prompt change, self-compassion can feel fkn hard. But that’s why self-compassion is a practice…rarely something you can flip the switch on overnight. People often ask, “Well if I’m kind to myself, then I’m just letting myself be lazy and [insert here, usually has to do with catastrophic-type thinking] will happen.” Here’s a subtle distinction that my help you: Self-compassion can co-exist with getting super honest with yourself. Getting honest with yourself and taking responsibility for what’s been under your control is NOT the same as negative self-talk. But often, it takes looking at a situation as objectively as possible before you’re able to move ahead. What you don’t see honestly is hard to address objectively. In this episode, I'm sharing five strategies that may help you move forward with self-compassion + honesty: In this episode I covered: What self-compassion is How honesty and self-compassion can exist Why honesty is necessary for objective action Why catastrophic or all-or-nothing thinking isn't helpful 5 strategies for getting more honest with yourself Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA's September classes. You can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com (and don't forget to mention my name on your application!)  You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by going to: https://nutritionaltherapy.com/nutritional-therapy-101/ Remember to find the show notes and other episodes on StephGaudreau.com The Core 4 is now available! Click here to get a free gift when you purchase. Thank you so much for all your support! Resources from this episode: The Core 4 Program starts September 1 The Core 4 Book Laura Schoenfeld James Wedmore The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Allegra Stein Harder to Kill Club Follow Steph on: Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter I'd really love it if you would take 10 seconds and subscribe to the podcast!
Cassy Joy wants to make putting a healthy, budget-friendly meal on the table as simple as possible. With experience throwing herself into different diets that never quite seemed to work, Cassy Joy started to sift through the noise of diet culture and realized there wasn’t much out there that made sense for her. Feeding Yourself With Food, Nutrition, & Happiness While pregnant with her daughter, Cassy Joy created the Cook Once Eat All Week Method and put it into the universe in hopes of helping some women who were struggling like she was. What happened next was an explosion of the theory that has now been embraced by countless women to save time, money and energy. Providing prep day instructions, nutrition information and meal planning strategies, the Cook Once Eat All Week method puts a new spin on eating leftovers that will leave you excited rather than bored and fill you and your family with the nutrients necessary to thrive. A good friend of mine who is unapologetically herself in every way, Cassy Joy is all about finding a sense of community and comradery with your fellow humans through food, nutrition, and happiness. Have you fallen in love with the Cooke Once Eat All Week Method? Share your favorite meal planning tips with us in the comments on the episode page!   On Today's Episode Simple strategies to make your leftovers into a new meal every night Learn about orthorexia and how to use your awareness to move past it The importance of finding a genuine connection with other humans Ways you can save time, money and calories by meal prepping once a week How being a rebel works for and against you as a business owner   Quotes “A hot dumpster fire is a great analogy, that’s really what it feels like. And then when something is in order, it is worth celebrating! And I think that sums up my view on life.” (5:12) “I did have this vision in the back of my mind of ‘what if I could turn this into this online editorial one day that helps a lot of people, where I can share my lessons learned.’ And that’s really what it became.” (8:39)  “Don’t feel guilted or slide into temptation because of the ‘shoulds’ out there, I say make sure you are making a decision, an informed decision, based on what your goals are and what will actually move you there.” (14:18) “It’s just intuitive. You look at what you have got, and you combine them with leftovers from the night before. But it’s not leftovers, it’s a totally new dish.” (21:45) “I really try to pay attention when I am walking around in the world and interacting with other humans because they are real people.” (41:43)   Resources Mentioned In This Show Cook Once Eat All Week by Cassy Joy Follow Fed and Fit on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Fed and Fit Website Fed and Fit by Cassy Joy Order The Core Four Here Nutritional Therapy Association Website Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s September class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
There's nothing worse than getting to the end of your work day feeling utterly exhausted and like your brain is a pile of mush but also feeling like you have nothing to show for it. In the wellness space, there's a lot of chat around sleep and why it's so important. Yet, rarely do I see folks talking about how what you do during the other 16 hours of your day can affect how you feel. In this episode, I'm laying out three keys ways to beat workplace exhaustion. As you listen, consider your own workday. Whether you have all the flexibility or none, you work inside the home or out, or you're an employee or the boss, there's something in this episode that will benefit you.  Specifically, I'm covering the importance of channel switching, the false promise of multi-tasking, and the key reasons you need to have a stress defusing tactic or two in your back pocket for day to day use.   In this episode I covered: Why sleep matters to energy but why it's not the only consideration How to fit in energy rechargers if you have little flexibility 3 ways to beat workplace exhaustion Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA's September classes. You can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com (and don't forget to mention my name on your application!)  You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by going to: https://nutritionaltherapy.com/nutritional-therapy-101/ Remember to find the show notes and other episodes on StephGaudreau.com The Core 4 is now available! Click here to get a free gift when you purchase. Thank you so much for all your support! Resources from this episode: The Core 4 Program starts September 1 The Core 4 Book SelfControl App Steph's Instagram Harder to Kill Club Follow Steph on: Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter I'd really love it if you would take 10 seconds and subscribe to the podcast!
After a whirlwind career in publishing and marketing, Ashleigh Van Houten managed to combine her passion and persistence into a job that she loves. A writer for Paleo Magazine, two-time podcast host and strength trainer, Ashleigh knows the power of perseverance and is here to help you develop your skills so that you can make the best out of any situation. Love Of Learning & Confidence Building Ashleigh believes in the importance of enabling yourself as a strong, confident and independent woman. A lover of the journey of education, Ashleigh has an amazing ability to take every experience as a learning opportunity and still finds the joy in learning something new every day.  Attracted to all things strength and fitness, Ashleigh is here to highlight how you can use fitness to find your confidence and the importance of bringing new perspectives and voices to a stagnant sphere. You owe it to yourself to find ways to develop your skills, find a path that works for you and have fun learning along the way.  How do you feel like your skills are interested are discussed in the health and fitness industry? Share what you would love to see more of in the comments on the episode page!   On Today's Episode How to approach physical training scenarios with more knowledge and confidence Why you should be focusing on the process more than the outcome  Learn the benefits and drawbacks of the working for yourself lifestyle  Takeaways of the life lessons learned through Jiu Shih Tzu and other training methods Exploring the need for more diversity in fitness and health podcasting   Quotes “I’m very much like look, this is the situation, am I going to just be pissy about it, am I going to sit here and wish it was a different way, or am I going to approach it like what can I get, how can I benefit from whatever the situation I am in?” (17:28) “I’ve always been fascinated by what people can do when they like something and they train hard. What physical feats we are capable of, I think it is so fun to watch, it's so attractive and it's so interesting.” (27:45) “It’s really just about finding the joy in learning and confidence-building, because that's what life is, it’s a learning process.” (31:39) “Nothing feels better than throwing a good punch. You gotta try it!” (46:49) “There's always room for more perspectives and voices and ideas and opinions. And that's what I want to help facilitate.” (53:14)   Resources Mentioned In This Show Ashleigh Van Houten Website Follow Ashleigh on Instagram   Paleo Magazine Radio Muscle Maven Radio Human Potential Party Website Order The Core Four Here Nutritional Therapy Association Website Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s September class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
MOTIVATION IS CHEAP. Yep, that’s right, I said it. Motivation can be so fleeting. How often have you had plans to cook dinner or get that workout in but you throw your hands up to the sky and get frustrated about why motivation seems to be eluding you? (And then you get mad and blame yourself for being weak-willed, undisciplined, or plain ol' bad. Not helpful.) In this episode, I'm dishing on five different strategies you can use whenever you're not feeling motivated. Warning: Some of them are real talk and you may not like them. But trust me when I say that sometimes you need to hear it for your own good. Fierce love and compassion are always present. With these five strategies you'll build the frameworks that really help change stick.  In this episode I covered: Why motivation is cheap Why it's time to stop waiting around for motivation 5 ways to get change to really stick  Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA's September classes. You can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com (and don't forget to mention my name on your application!)  You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by going to: https://nutritionaltherapy.com/nutritional-therapy-101/ Remember to find the show notes and other episodes on StephGaudreau.com The Core 4 is now available! Click here to get a free gift when you purchase. Thank you so much for all your support! Resources from this episode: The Core 4 Steph's Instagram Harder to Kill Club Follow Steph on: Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter I'd really love it if you would take 10 seconds and subscribe to the podcast!
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Heather Gibson-Broyles

love the food and workout conversations...meditations you lost me with all the "identity" and "shame" crap.

Sep 17th
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Alison Anderson

Another absolutely amazing episode!

Mar 10th
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Rachel Kline

I love this so much! I'm a trainer and constantly talking to clients about healthy eating including allowing themselves to enjoy the foods they love in moderation. You are spot on with the chips at Mexican food places! I love Mexican food! Thank you for sharing!

Feb 4th
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Diandra C

love her! great stuff!

Jan 11th
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Elizabeth Shannon

loved this episode!

Jan 7th
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Lisa Littell

YES! comparison is the thief of joy.

Jun 30th
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Kat Reuter

great episode!!

May 18th
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