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079: Actress Jenna Elfman on Life & Love in Hollywood

On Air with Ella - podcast episode 079 (original air date June 2016*)

jessica lahey

Jenna is making it all work. But not all at once.

You might know her from the Fear the Walking Dead, but I first fell in love with Jenna Elfman in the late 90’s watching Dharma & Greg. I remember wanting to be more like Dharma – carefree, confident, really tall. It’s 20 years later, and I’m killing 2 out of the three :-). When I crossed paths with Jenna’s work again recently, I re-crushed. I just love her attitude toward life, and I wanted to bring some of that to you. When we got together, we recorded our conversation where we talked all about marriage, kids, jobs, self-care and trying to make it all work.


  • Jenna spills the secret to her successful 26-year relationship and the simple truths she learned about making her husband Bodhi happy

  • How has Jenna kept her sanity, her confidence and her centeredness within the Hollywood culture?

  • Jenna’s 6 pillars of self care, including her take on:

    • sleep

    • alcohol

    • vitamins. supplements

    • hormonal balance

    • movement

  • Jenna’s struggle with Hashimoto’s and what she’s doing to manage it

  • Why does Jenna keep dumbbells in the bathroom?


  • Jenna was in the Big Stone Gap movie, and we both loved the book (and everything Adriana Trigiani writes – fun fiction, great storytelling)

  • Glennon Doyle is one of my absolute favorite writers, speakers, humans. Jenna and I rave about Carry On, Warrior and I really, really want you to read it


*original air date June 2016. We're slowly rebuilding the show notes for episodes 001-200 which were lost in the 'Great Hack of 2020.' If you are looking for a particular episode, email us and we'll do our best to recreate them for you!


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