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It Has To Be You with Tess Masters
Episode 45821st March 2024 • Plan Simple with Mia Moran • Mia Moran
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“The mess is where you find the magic.”

–Tess Masters

You have permission to go after whatever you want, no matter what. That’s the idea behind Tess Master’s new podcast It Has to Be Me.

Tess has been on the show before and we’ve talked about eating to thrive and food choices and hormones and blender recipes. Today we’re talking about the magic in the mess.

What happens when you get really clear on what you want? What happens when you give yourself permission to go for what you want — and to celebrate all you’ve done? You have to go through the mess — the talking it through, the doubting, the crying, the rejoicing, the trying on different hats and deciding what is and isn’t for you — to get to the magic. But you can get there and celebrate it!

We talk about: 

  • Valuing stillness and quiet and listening to your intuition
  • Your purpose being connected to your heart’s desire
  • How your capacity expands in “it has to be me” moments
  • Limiting your potential by not making time to be the healthiest, most energetic you
  • Making decisions based on your now or future self, not your past self, and differentiating between what is yours to be or do, and what isn’t
  • I’m not enough and I’m too much are part of the same story


Tess Masters is a wellness coach, speaker, podcaster, chef, and author of The Blender Girl, The Blender Girl Smoothies, and The Perfect Blend published by Penguin Random House. You can find hundreds of easy recipes at

Through The Decadent Detox® and Skinny60® health programs, Tess and her team of dietitians have helped over 30,000 people get healthy using science-based food and lifestyle strategies. The “Good, Better, or Best, Not Perfect” philosophy of the programs encourages participants to empower themselves in all parts of their lives to find a balance of self-care and fun! 

Tess and her health tips and recipes have been featured in the L.A Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Real Simple, Prevention, Shape, Glamour, Clean Eating, Yoga Journal, Vegetarian Times, Yahoo Living, the Today show, Fox, Home & Family, and many other media outlets.

As a spokesperson, presenter, and recipe developer, Tess has collaborated with many brands, including KitchenAid, Vitamix, Williams-Sonoma, Four Seasons, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Silk, So Delicious, and many others.

Tess has a passion for sharing stories that inspire people to go after what they want. On her podcast, It Has To Be Me, she interviews trailblazers about how they conquer fear to take action on the things they’re dreaming about.


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At the end of every episode, we share three doable changes, so you can take what you've heard and put it into action. Action is where change happens.

Even though we want big change, it’s really little things done over and over that make the difference. So pick a doable thing. Put it in your calendar. Weave it through your days for a week and then move on to the next one. It will have a snowball effect.

Here are three Doable Changes from this conversation:

  • CLEAN UP YOUR FOOD. A lot of times we try to shift our food because we want to lose weight or deal with a health issue. When we clean up our food, we also clean up the pathways within us. It makes it easier to hear our own intuition and get clear on what we want. Play with something new: blended foods, raw foods, more veggies.  If this feels too big, schedule some time to explore the links to our shows with Tess where we share lots of ways to make clean food easier. From there, choose one change you will  make.
  • CELEBRATE WHAT YOU’VE DONE. We’ve been taught not to promote ourselves or take too much pride in what we’ve done. Stop today and celebrate yourself. Having trouble? Celebrate somebody else first (we’re usually better about that). Then find something about yourself to celebrate. You probably know what it is, but you are holding back.
  • GET QUIET AND LISTEN. You get the biggest downloads when you're still and quiet and you just listen, but we don’t get quiet very often. Schedule time to get quiet. Find a space away from other people. Turn off your phone. Sit through all the chatter about what you should be doing. See what happens as you move beyond the discomfort of getting quiet. The more you do it, the more practiced you get. Commit to doing it regularly for a trial period.





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