Ep. 2.3: Grounding into Fall

Ep. 2.3: Grounding into Fall

The end of summer and the coming on of darker days (literally, not figuratively hopefully) in this hemisphere is a perfect time to reset and reground. 

Perhaps you’ve been craving that grounding feeling lately. You’ve been running around all summer, traveling, even quite literally flying in the air, and you are needing more stability and ritual and routine. That is where ‘grounding’ comes in.

Grounding is a popular term in the yoga and healing world. Grounding into a pose, grounding your energy, grounding practices, etc. But on this week’s episode, I dig a little deeper into this whole grounding thing to help you ease into the Fall Season.

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Danielle LaPorte on Self Love, Service, and Living Your Truth

Danielle LaPorte on Self Love, Service, and Living Your Truth

There is a lot of talk out there about self-love and living your best life, but it is rare to meet someone who has walked the walk and can really teach and inspire you to love yourself from a deep and authentic resource within. 

It is my pleasure to bring you Danielle LaPorte, a multiple best-selling author, a highly acclaimed spiritual teacher and speaker, a poet, a mother, and an all around incredible human being, here on the podcast.

Take a listen as Danielle shares her truth bombs on being your own best friend, the life-saving reasons for self-care practices, how to hear your own inner wisdom, how to serve in an empowered way, the importance of knowing your core desires, and so much more.

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Ep. 29 Self Care for Mental Health Part 1

Ep. 29 Self Care for Mental Health Part 1

My personal self care journey began shortly after I was diagnosed with depression in my teens. And my path to heal and maintain that part of myself is the substance the powers what I bring to the world, including through my work and through this very podcast. 

The subject of mental health is so near and dear to my heart that honestly, I'm a bit nervous to talk about it in this format. But with all that is going on, with so many people out there that suffer alone or don’t know how to help, I feel like it would be a disservice to keep sitting on the sidelines in this arena. 

So, I’m going to be taking the next two episodes to talk about the timely and timeless topic of mental health, my personal journey with it, the stigma around it, how you can really help others, and how you can use self care to help yourself.

This episode (part 1) is all about the issue at large and how we as a collective community can help each other. The following episode (part 2) will cover simple self care practices specific for mental health, including thoughts on using or not using medication, how to tune in when you fear what you might hear, the concept of a good day and bad day routine and more.

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Ep. 28 Lily Diamond on Honesty, Vulnerability, and Sharing it with the World

Ep. 28 Lily Diamond on Honesty, Vulnerability, and Sharing it with the World

In a world where we’ve become all about the likes and the followers and the curated feeds and all of that, it’s hard to know if we are really connecting with each other online. And if we are, it's hard to tell if that connection is feeding our deep need to connect or feeding our addiction to escape and compare. 

A leading force for good is writer and photographer Lily Diamond. Lily is the author of Kale and Caramel: Recipies for the Body, Heart, and Table. But she has also started quite the movement on social media with the hashtag #honestinsta. 

Take a listen as we discuss how to be honest on social media and why it’s so important, being the space holder of a movement, vulnerability and how to reach out in a way that is proactive instead of destructive, the importance of being a witness for each other, the joy of keeping it simple when it comes to self care, and the power of mental sanitation.

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Ep. 23: Healing with the Joshua Trees

Ep. 23: Healing with the Joshua Trees

In honor of Earth Day, I take you with me on my recent trip one of the coolest places on earth, Joshua Tree National Park with my friend, adventure and plant loving buddy, and past podcast guest Kristen Runvik.

There are many things that can fall under the self care umbrella, and I talk a lot about the day to day simple and practical things we can do to bring self care into every moment. But it is also important to think about the bigger picture ways of practicing self care.

And to me, this is travel, exploring, and getting out in nature for extended periods of time. 
Join Kristen and me as we recount our trip and share what we learned, and we even take you on a special plant hike with a local guide. 

Hopefully this episode can inspire some adventures of your own and remind you that the world, the earth, even the plants blooming outside your window, are there waiting for you.

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Ep. 22: Melissa Coleman on Simplifying the Kitchen and Your Life

Ep. 22: Melissa Coleman on Simplifying the Kitchen and Your Life

After my brief hiatus, we are back, and I am just giddy to bring you a conversation I had with the lovely Melissa Coleman from the beloved blog The Faux Martha

Her new book The Minimalist Kitchen just hit the stands a few days ago, and I got to chat with her not only about her book and simplifying the kitchen, but also some beginner steps for bringing minimalism into your life, how gathering around the table can bring healing, Melissa’s favorite self care rituals, and more.

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podcast 14: social media detoxing: embrace the empty space

podcast 14: social media detoxing: embrace the empty space

Sometimes we get so caught up in our external world that we forget to check in to our internal world. Whenever we have a spare moment, we reach for our phone or other distraction to fill that empty space.

To help calm some of the the chaos in my mind and my life, I decided to do a little experiment last month. For the whole month of December, I took a break from social media. 
In this episode, I share what I learned from that experiment and offer some insights on why it's important to embrace the moments of nothingness.

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podcast 9: what to do with overwhelm

podcast 9: what to do with overwhelm

There is so much going on, and there is too much going on. And it is so easy to get overwhelmed with all of life's demands and distractions. But feeling overwhelmed doesn't have to be a normal way of life.

This week's episode offers some simple ways to give your overwhelm a hug and let go of what isn't needed.

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