Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Adversity Advantage

Mar 6, 2023

Today’s guest is Olivia Amitrano (Organic Olivia). Olivia is an herbalist, an entrepreneur, a blogger, and most notably an educator. You may recognize her as the founder and formulator behind Organic Olivia the brand or perhaps you’ve heard her voice as the host of the chart-topping podcast, "What’s the Juice." Organic Olivia started as a blog and quickly morphed into a fierce community of like minds on a divine path of learning, growing, and healing. We believe our greatest tools are traditional wisdom, herbal medicine and a brave willingness to explore our own behavior and psychology. Olivia is on a mission to understand the human condition while sharing both the present chapter of her life as well as the lessons she’s learned getting here. Peeling back the layers isn’t always pretty, but life is juicy and it’s worth the squeeze. 


In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into Olivia’s story. We discuss how her parents getting sick and a spiritual experience transformed her relationship with herself, her fiancé and her family. We also discuss how constructive criticism has been instrumental in her healing journey, why changing your identity is so powerful when it comes to change, why she turned her back on wellness trends, how she changed her relationship with dopamine, overcame multiple addictions, and much more.



What to Listen For:


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:10 Olivia’s parents are hospitalized (this changed her life)
  • 05:45 The year of personal responsibility 
  • 08:20 Understanding her childhood trauma
  • 09:29 Studying psychology in college
  • 11:20 Letting go of anger
  • 13:25 How taking psilocybin transformed her life
  • 17:25 The power of intentional “alone time” 
  • 20:30 How to receive constructive criticism
  • 23:50 Olivia’s relationship with dopamine and addiction
  • 29:55 Quitting cannabis, caffeine and hyperpalatable foods
  • 36:15 How does she regulate her nervous system?
  • 40:30 Understanding addiction
  • 44:05 Why identity shifts are so powerful
  • 50:10 Turning her back on wellness trends

Episode Resources:


Please be advised; the topics related to mental health in my content are for informational, discussion, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your current condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard from your favorite creator, on social media, or shared within content you’ve consumed.


If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use these resources to find help:


Emergency Medical Services—911

If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 


SAMHSA addiction and mental health treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727) and