This May Be Oversharing: Episode 9 with Sasha Wolff, Still I Run

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I’ve long wished for some kind of group or community tying mental health struggles with running—and I found it about a month ago in this article in Women’s Running! Sasha Wolff is the founder of Still I Run, a community that that runs for their health, raises awareness of mental health issues and works to stop the stigma.

Sasha Wolff is the founder of Still I Run – Runners for Mental Health Awareness. She created the non-profit community after she discovered the benefits of running after a brief hospitalization for depression and anxiety. When she isn’t working on growing Still I Run, Sasha works full time as a communications specialist for a furniture manufacturer in Michigan. She is also a wife and mother to one (soon to be two!). Sasha and her family love to run, spend time on Lake Michigan, and be with their family and friends in their spare time.

Because one of the best ways to combat anxiety and depression is through exercise and running, we’re combining the two. Still I Run is our take on the famous Maya Angelou poem Still I Rise. Though we may feel defeated and deflated, we can fight the good fight and get out and be healthy both physically and mentally…. together.

We talk about using running as a coping tool for depression, Sasha’s own hospitalization and just kind of geek out on running. You’ll want to get running after you listen!

This May Be Oversharing: Episode 9 with Leanne Shear, founder of Uplift Studios

Today’s guest is a dear friend of mine, Leanne Shear. I have such admiration for Leanne—she kinda seems to be awesome at whatever she does. She’s written two books, run a 3:29 marathon and, oh yeah, runs a badass fitness studio, Uplift Studios, that is hands-down my favorite studio in NYC. (I’m currently on the hunt for an LA studio to love even half as much as Uplift.)

We talk about the realities of building a business and staying strong through adversity, female empowerment, running, writing and more.

Plus, find out the hilarious thing she does to combat negative thoughts. If you’re in NYC, look out for her doing this on the streets of the city!

As a sidenote, I’m working on podcasting more regularly. Let’s call it a work in progress…

Where to Find Leanne and Uplift

Leanne on Instagram

Uplift Studios website

Uplift’s Instagram

Things We Talk About

Fit & Fierce Over Fifty

Leanne’s books: The Perfect Manhattan and Cocktail Therapy

RIP Daily Candy


Workout + WineLeanne bought out her business partners

Meditation changing your brain waves

Growth mindset

Startup of You


Strong Women Uplift Each Other events

Build program at Uplift

Uplift Sculpt

Conversations with Friends

Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon

Modo Yoga

Chalk Gyms



Brene Brown