E.54: Feed Your Soul... Not Just Your Body

with Carly Pollack

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Episode Notes:

Award-winning holistic nutritionist Carly Pollack talks about her book Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently and Live Fulfilled. In the conversation, Carly talks about:

  • Her personal struggles with weight loss until she realized that losing weight is about more than just eating less and exercising; 

  • Why there's no single diet that is right for everyone, nor one that is right for any single person ALL the time.

  • The importance of paying attention to the thoughts and emotions underlying weight struggles and the desire to go on a diet.

  • Why self-care is essential to weight loss, and how true self-care arises from self-love. 

  • The role of "manifesting" in achieving optimal weight and good health.

  • The role of gratitude and how dropping “love bombs” on other people helps you achieve your goals.

You can find more information about Carly’s services at her website: www.CarlyPollack.com

 

E.53: The Healing Power of Sisterhood

with Jessica Barnum

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Episode Notes:

Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and English teacher, Jessica Barnum talks about the sisterhood she started:

  • What "Goddess Gigs" consist of.

  • The beauty of showing up vulnerably, with open hearts, and wanting to know what is true for each sister, whatever is going on for her in her life.

  • Thoughts on forming these intentional sisterhood and ‘goddess gatherings’.

  • The magic of welcoming playfulness and silliness.

Her new children’s book, 'Round the World about Alu the owl who decides to go on a monocycle adventure is available online now through Lulu Press.

E.52: From Suffering to Peace

with Mark Coleman

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Episode Notes:

Author and mindfulness teacher of 20+ years, Mark Coleman, presents to us the vast and profound ways in which mindfulness can transform our lives. From our experience within our body, to cultivating the mind, to creating peace in the heart, and navigating our interactions with the outside world with awareness. 

He touched on…

  • Peace to the Mind: Transforming judgment, self-criticism, comparison, and dissatisfaction.

  • Peace to the Heart: Learning to let be and let go. Allowing the "dark night of the soul" to transform us and open us.

  • Peace with the Outer World: How to practice radical acceptance in our relationships. Cultivating a relationship and a consistent practice of communing with nature.

  • Peace within our Body: How mindfulness brings us into full embodiment and awareness of all our experiences.

 His book, From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness is available online and also on his website MarkColeman.org

E.51: The Power of Meditating With Kids

with William Meyer

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Episode Notes:

Bill Meyer, lifelong meditator and teacher of history, economics, and humanities is the author of the book, Three Breaths and Begin, A Guide to Meditation in the Classroom. Bill speaks of how he has brought meditation into his teaching curriculum and the impact it has had not only on his students but also on himself. He talks about how mediation is helping to correct the failures of our modern education in teaching children how to develop self-awareness, acquire wisdom, and be the owners of their own learning.

His book, Three Breaths and Begin, is available in bookstores and online, and also through his website: http://billpmeyer.com

E.50: Miracles In Small Acts of Kindness

with Laura Schroff

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Episode Notes:

Laura Schroff is the author of a memoir about the course of events that took place when an 11 year-old boy asked her for spare change because he was hungry. The story of the relationship the ensues is captured in her book, An Invisible Thread, #1 New York Times Best Seller for 39 weeks in 2011, and now released in a young readers' version. Laura's is the story of the life-changing power of small acts of kindness.

Her award-winning books are available at bookstores and online, and also through her website: http://lauraschroff.com

E.49: Finding Joy After Tragedy

with Belinda Farrell

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Episode Notes:

Overcoming the tragedy of her son's suicide, losing all of her money in a Ponzi scheme, and healing herself from incapacitating back injuries, Belinda Farrell is a powerful voice for resiliency and the human ability to find joy even after adversity. She shares:

  • An ancient Huna chant for clearing dark energy

  • How Huna (ancient Hawaii) healing helped her heal her back.

  • The practice of Ho'Oponopono, Cutting cords and what that does.

  • Reconnective Healing

Her book, Find Your Friggin Joy, is available online. 

E.48: The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology

with Dominique Antiglio

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Episode Notes:

Sophrologist Dominique Antiglio shares:

  • What is Sophrology and why professional athletes are using it all over Europe

  • The different ways in which the practice helps with stress management, anxiety, and other emotional/mental challenges

  • How to use Sophrology for achieving goals, productivity, birth preparation, and more.  

Her book, The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology, is available online. To learn more, visit Dominique’s website: Be-Sophro.com

E.47: Renewal Through Nature

with Andrés R. Edwards

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Episode Notes:

What if the key for both personal thriving and planetary thriving is that humans return to our innate interconnectedness with the natural world?

Andres R. Edwards, award-winning author of sustainability books, shares deep insights and science from his new book, Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy:

  • In busy urban areas… how to bring the benefits of being out in nature into our interior spaces?

  • What awe, beauty, time in spent in nature, and natural design do for human health…

  • The difference between children with “Nature Deficit Disorder” and children in Scandinavian countries who are raised with “friluftsliv”

  • What is Compassionate Conservation and what the case of the relocation of the leopards in Mumbai teaches us about how we can do conservation well

  • Nature as a mentor for humans… where that takes us…

To learn more about Andrés’s work, visit www.AndresEdwards.com

E.46: The Magic of Small Spaces

with Patricia Foreman

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Episode Notes:

What if BIGGER is NOT better? What if the answer to all of the stresses related to your home is to move to a smaller one?

Patricia Foreman talks about:

  • The many advantages of living in not-so-big homes  

  • What is the biggest challenge people face when considering a smaller home

  • The many different uses and financial benefits of just-right-houses

Her book, A Tiny Home to Call Your Own: Living Well in Just-Right Houses, is available online.

E.45: Giving Back Through Simple Acts

with Natalie Silverstein

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Episode Notes:

Natalie is a busy mom of three. She talks about her new book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, and shares:

  • The many simple, at-home activities in which parents can engage children in order to instill an easy community service attitude

  • What’s the right age to start teaching children about community service…

  • The impact of volunteering and service on children; the life skills it builds; the lessons and conversations that emerge from it.

  • The empowering and also healing effect of community service for both children and adults.

E.44: The Promise of Food Co-Ops

with Jon Steinman

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Episode Notes:

Grocery giants are shaping our food systems, the health of our farms, and the quality of our food. Food co-ops present a powerful avenue for consumers and producers to reclaim their power to shape the health of their communities, their food systems & personal health.

Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants, touches on:

  • How a handful of giant grocers have shaped the continent’s food systems.

  • The ways in which co-ops help ensure affordable food, as well as fair food pricing that ensures a sustainable, livable income for farmers.

  • How food is inherently intertwined with physical health, community prosperity, and overall community health.

Jon’s book tour is taking him through Vermont this week, and he will be visiting co-ops all over the country in the next few months.

E.43: Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader

with Marc Lesser

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Episode Notes:

Zen teacher, CEO & author shares the seven practices he teaches leaders at Google, SAP, Kaiser & others. He touches on:

  • Mindfulness, the beginners' mind, and experiencing the fullness of life;

  • Learning to listen, and developing compassion for ourselves & others;

  • Leaning into our pain and emptiness, rather than avoiding them;

  • Our fear of interdependence and our regard for independence;

  • Making things simple, and so much more.

Book: Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader - Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen

E.42: From Chronic Pain to Radiant Relief

with Brendon Lundberg

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Episode Notes:

Brendon Lundberg, Co-Founder of the Radiant Relief Pain Centers in Oregon shares:

  • The new technology used at Radiant that is showing extraordinary results in the relief of chronic pain

  • Why the conventional treatments for pain (opioids, surgery) don’t work for chronic pain, and are actually working from an outdated theory of pain

  • How chronic pain is an issue of the brain improperly reading stimulus and interpreting them as pain, and it gets stuck in this pattern

Brendon’s book, Radiant Relief: A Case for a Better Solution to Chronic Pain, is available online.

To learn more about Brendon’s work and Scrambler Technology for chronic pain, you can find them at Radiant Pain Relief.

E.41: Women's Health with Keto

with Vivica Menegaz

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Episode Notes:

Whole-food nutritionist, author and blogger Vivica Menegaz shares her insights and experience on:

  • Addressing complex hormone issues through a keto-paelo approach

  • The multi-dimensional reality of health issues

  • The connection between emotions, trauma and hormones.

  • Individualized nutrition, processed foods, supplements and keto products

  • Self-love as the most important key to optimal health

  • Special gift: The labs you need for hormone assessment your doctor might not prescribe

Win a copy of Vivca’s cookbook!

Her excellent cookbook, The Keto-Paleo Kitchen, is available now. You can win a copy by sharing this episode on social media and/or subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review (email me once you leave a review so I can add your name to the drawing.)

The winner’s name will be drawn on Sunday April 7th.

E.40: Being a Man in the Post #metoo World

with Robert Kandell

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Episode Notes:

Robert Kandell, author of the book Unhidden: A Book for Men & Those Confused by Them, talks about:

  • How men can learn to live unhidden and be the best expression of masculinity.

  • How we collectively can participate in raising all boys to be men of integrity.

  • When a man knows his behaviors have not been 100% on the up-and-up, what he can do about it.

  • How by speaking their truths, women help men learn about being in relationship with them.

  • How we can gradually dismantle predatory behaviors in our cultures by taking responsibility, naming abuse, and empowering ourselves to overcome our place of victimization.

E.39: I Think, Therefore I Eat

with Martin Cohen

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Episode Notes:

Martin Cohen, author of the book I Think, Therefore I Eat: The World's Greatest Minds Tackle the Food Question, shares with us:

  • How we can apply the philosophical method to make better food choices.

  • The importance of skepticism.

  • Whether we should eat more like Rousseau, Thoreau or Nietzche

  • Some of the myths of the nutrition world as well as some of the dark secrets of the food industry.

You can find Martin’s book on Amazon and other bookstores.

E.38: The Art of Listening to Your Inner Diagnostics

with Sharon Roemmel

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Episode notes:

Tapping into the wisdom inside us.

  • Understanding how your body communicates & the various ways in which you can access its messages.

  • Noticing what strengthens us and what depletes us.

  • To learn more about Sharon’s work, you can visit her website: Practically Enlightened You

Guided Meditation Gift:

Sharon has a free guided meditation for you to download. Access it here.

E.37: Tapping Into The Wisdom of Plants

with Katherine Elmer

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Episode notes:

Katherine shares her vast experience with herbs that started in childhood and led her to eventually become a Clinical Herbalist and Professor. She talked about:

  • How plants help us reconnect with ourselves, our communities and the earth

  • The local, indigenous superfoods that are available in your neighborhood. Including her top Vermont-native superfoods and herbs.

  • The interconnectedness between herbal medicine, social justice, and sustainability.

  • Learn more about Katherine’s Clinical Herbalism work at Railyard Apothecary

  • Learn more about Spoonful Herbals, Katherine’s non-profit herbal CSA and educational organization. Some upcoming workshops include:

E.36: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection

with Morella Devost, EdM, MA

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Episode Notes:

  • The three scientific fields that have proven to us without a shadow of a doubt that the mind not only affects the body, it SHAPES what the body is doing

  • What is the placebo effect and how can we harness it for our benefit?

  • The power of beliefs and where they come from

  • How to rewrite our beliefs and reshape how we create health

  • Download 3 tools to help you start mastering your health today

E.35: Building Your Own Healthcare System

with Matt Rushford, DC

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Episode Notes:

Dr. Rushford talks about why allopathic medicine is not truly about health-care, what are the inherent flaws in this paradigm, and how we can shift the way in which we view our health in order to seek true paths towards optimal health.