Why is Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop so polarizing? We’ll hear two very different opinions about the brand. Plus, one of Goop Guides go-to healers is here in the Forty Thrive studio. Not only do we discuss the brand new Goop Lab on Netflix (spoiler: I share my own opinion on episodes 1-3), but we dive deeper into what’s really happening when we claim to be supporting each other as women. 

Plus, my big, fat mess up. I totally call myself out.

If you are part of our free and private community, I’m sure you saw the post recently about Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show, Goop Lab. The website’s been in existence for over a decade but the Netflix show just launched and is definitely getting people talking.

I asked a simple question, “How do you feel about group in three words or less?“ 

• Overpriced vagina candle

• Snake oil con woman

• Vile elitist pseudoscience 

These were just a few of the comments that were flowing in soon after posting. But not everyone was hopping on the anti-Goop bandwagon. There were actually plenty of women who shared quite positive opinions. 

• Optimizing your life

• Interesting, relevant, refreshing 

One woman shared, “She’s innovative and pushing the envelope, whether you agree with her or not.”

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg Lenz, OB/Gyn and Advocate for Women’s Integrative Health, weighs in, calling Goop “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Guest: Stacey Justis, professional intuitive tarot card reader and energy healer. She is also is certified in Hypnotherapy, past life regression, EFT and Reiki.

Goop Guide​ calls her “Refreshingly laid-back and smart, equal parts straight-up psychic and intuitive life coach.”Stacey helps private clients and groups connect with spirit through her energy work and collaborates with them to guide them to their own personal power and supports truly transformative healing. She provides insight as well as practical tools to achieve goals.She is a conduit for the journey of self-discovery and delivers messages, helps heal emotional wounds and fears, and even unlocks reasons for unexplained physical pain. Stacey is devoted to empowering her clients to create the lives they’ve always wanted and realize their true purpose and potential.


Thriver of the Week!

Julie Neale, founder / host of Mother’s Quest podcast and community

My 40’s have been a time in my life that I like to refer to as my mid-life renaissance. My life is far from perfect, but I’m seizing the opportunity to embrace who I am, share my voice, and have an impact in ways that I did not until this stage of my life. 

Congratulations, Julie! 

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