People-Pleasing and More with Kween Granola Butter Co-Founder, Ali Bonar

Listen to this week’s episode with Ali Bonar as we chat about where the wellness industry has gone too far, examine people-pleasing behavior, and discuss what we can do to better advocate for ourselves in life and business.

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Episode 034 | Novemer 26, 2019

What’s new this week

First and foremost, if you haven’t tried granola butter, you’re sincerely missing out. It’s nut-free, packed with healthy fats, and all of the flavor.

Secondly, I had the honor of sitting down to chat with Ali Bonar behind @avokween and the co-founder of Kween granola butter.

In this episode, we dive deep into relevant topics floating around the wellness industry, as well as address what happens when a fixation on health goes too far. On top of that, we examine how people-pleasing can affect just about everything we do in life – and what we can do to change our behavior.


Ali Bonar is CEO and Co-Founder of Kween, a San Diego-based food company that makes Granola Butter: the world’s first spreadable granola. While studying nutrition at UC Berkeley, Ali developed an eating disorder — and started her Instagram account @avokween to document her recovery and journey to self-love.

Ali resides in San Diego with her boyfriend and ball of fluff, Squishy. 

Topics Covered

Navigating fear around food | 6:54

The “picture” of wellness | 11:25

A deep dive into people-pleasing | 16:00

Your emotions are not my problem | 24:10

People-pleasing and business | 28:20

Transformational self-care questions | 36:05

Connect with Ali

Follow along and get inspired by Ali on her Instagram (it’s a breath of fresh air!) at @avokween. Also, you can get your hands on her delicious granola butter and experience the deliciousness for yourself.

Grab your self-care kit

Whether you have 3 minutes or an hour a day, incorporating a simple self-care routine into your daily life has the power to bring satisfaction and joy back into your life.

You won’t find joy at the bottom of an ice cream pint or yet another pair of shoes; instead, real happiness starts with taking care of YOU and your needs. You’re worthy of caring for yourself.

With this guide, you’ll receive:

  • Journaling prompts to help you build soulful boundaries
  • Simple self-care recipes (like a toasted coconut latte!)
  • A list of my must-have self-care tools
  • Easy ways to care for yourself when you’re short on time
  • Inspiration to support you on your journey

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