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33: Zuri Hall on Protecting Your Peace, the Best Dating Apps, AND Why You NEED to Do a Year of Yes!

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

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Get in, babe; we're getting our life together! It's officially time for our Wellness series, and we're starting with our signature segment #AskZuri. Zuri is answering YOUR questions about how to protect your peace when you're a high-achieving go-getter, on how to be intentional when swiping right, and if you should say yes to being flew'd out (guess what... Z did!)

Zuri is also sharing a juicy secret about the new love of her life! Stay tuned for the end, as Z also shares the winners of our Ellevest & Amazon giveaway! Could it be you?! 👀

Let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall + @HotHappyMess

Share this episode with a friend, NOW!



In honor of BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, check out the “Happy Gems Virtual Event” on July 22nd, presented by the Black Effect Podcast Network! It’ll be hosted by me, @ZuriHall from Hot Happy Mess, and @DeviBrown from Dropping Gems! Get the tools you need to create balance and manifest happiness!

Click here to reserve your tickets now!!!


Ellevest is an investment platform and financial literacy program primarily for women, with the goal to help close the gender money gaps.

The winner of the giveaway is getting a :

  • 1-year Executive membership plan to Ellevest + a bundled gift set from their merch collection: barrette set and tote that says: “Damn It Feels Good to Be a Go-Getter”.

Ellevest Giveaway Winner: Alecia @leashybeefit

In her entry @leashybeefit shared:

“My favorite episode has got to be the ‘Fixing Bad Credit’ episode with The Budgetnista and Korbyn. Not only did I learn so much about how to handle debt and go about paying off things like student loans and the ins/outs about debt, (Tiffany is literally one of my favorite Black inspirational women 😍) but I got to hear a story about paying off debt from someone who’s ‘’normal/real’ which I thought was amazing.
Hearing Korbyn’s story led me to her podcast and IG, only to find out we knew each other from way back in the day in the same hometown!!! It’s crazy and wild that Hot Happy Mess made that connection for me, and just adds another reason why I absolutely love this podcast and continue to be a huge fan!”

$100 Amazon Giftcard Winner: @the_alysee_show

Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going! :)



The HMM FB group is a safe space for our community -- it’s where can talk about our Hot Happy Mess, share tips, tricks, dish on the latest episodes, talk all things Bridgerton (or whatever show you’re currently bingeing), chat with Zuri and the ladies of the Groupchat and so much more!!!

We welcome multi-cultural, inclusive individuals who identify as female/femme/women, non-binary, trans, genderqueer, agender, or any combination of the above! – who appreciate sharing & celebrating one another experiences and learning about others’ stories + POVs (especially BIPOC + Queer).

We’re women of all races + backgrounds, united by one mission: living our lives as fully, happily & mindfully as we can.

In the HHM Crew, we value Community. Kindness. A Work Hard, Play Hard Mentality

(she likes to laugh, have fun, and maybe have one vodka shot too many after a long day of getting her AlphaBabe on).

We can't wait for you to start sharing your stories, not just with one another, but also with Z! Remember, this is a safe space, so no topic is off-limits. We just want us to have FUN! We want this space to feel like a long-distance brunch. Y'know? So grab a drink, a snack, pull up a chair, and let's all virtually hang!

Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing!

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 29: Homeownership 101

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 28: It’s Time to Fix Your Bad Credit

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 25: Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself

ICYMI: Listen to Episode 6: Is It Time for You to Pivot?! (ft. Deepica Mutyala)

Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy


Hit Us Up:

  • #AskZuri — Submit your questions for advice straight from me (advice I'd very much prefer you not hold me legally responsible for, thaaaanks) !

  • #OkDontJudgeMeBut — Submit your wildest, juiciest confession(s) to your girls (us, duh.) Just be sure to leave a code name, if you don't want us to use your real one.

  • Join as a Podcast Guest — We are committed to telling + sharing diverse stories + POVS. Real Stories, from Real Women! (And yes we want men to be a part of the conversation - they’re just not leading it, often. lol — drop a line!)


If you loved this podcast episode, you’ll also love our first episode in our Protect Your Peace Series: Episode #1: How To Be Happy

Come listen, laugh, and maybe even learn a lil something’ -- with new episodes of Hot Happy Mess dropping every Monday on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!

PS. Leave a review on iTunes for a chance to be spotlighted in an upcoming episode of HHM!


Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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