Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 14: Jackie Reynolds of Artillery Outlaws Strength and Conditioning

Jackie Reynolds of Artillery Outlaws Strength and Conditioning is a huge personal inspiration of mine. Jackie helped me regain strength and self confidence after my pregnancy, and I will be forever grateful for her guidance and empowerment. Her boot camp classes changed my body and my mindset out of weakness and self-pity and gave me a loving nudge after having fallen so far behind physically.

Jackie is of the former Core Values Health and Fitness, and is now merged with Artillery Outlaws Strength and Conditioning at Napa Valley Total Health and Fitness. In this episode she gives insight into how she stays in peak shape year round, how she channels her higher self, and tips about self-care that help her stay positive and energetic, so she can continue to inspire others.

For more information on Jackie and Artillery Outlaws, you can follow their Facebook page “Napa Valley Total Fitness” or visit their website  ArtilleryOutlaws.com

Episode 13: Deep Spiritual Diving with Suzanne Nicholas and Donny Frate

In this episode I have the honor of speaking with Suzanne Nicholas, who is a doTerra Wellness Advocate and longtime experienced meditator, and Donny Frate, who is a world class massage therapist/bodyworker, Reiki Healer, specializing in Shamanic studies.

Suzanne and Donny enjoy a palpable love and idealistic lifestyle of homesteading, fermenting kimchi and kombucha, spiritual practices and physical wellness. I felt compelled to interview this special couple to help share with others how they came to live this beautiful empowered life!

If you’d like to reach Suzanne Nicholas regarding doTerra essential oils, she is deeply knowledgable about plant medicines and spiritual practices. You can follow her on Instagram @suzannemnicholas

If you’re in the Napa Valley area and would like to schedule an appointment with Donny Frate, his email is Donnyfrate@gmail.com. He does spiritual journeys, bodywork, and energy work in his own unique, powerful way, I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Episode 12: Deadly Secrets You Probably Don’t Know About Eggs

Made of old skateboards by artist Haroshi

I pretty much HAD to make this episode, from a deep inner compulsion. After spending the past eight years studying vegan nutrition, it became insane to me that pretty much everyone has been programmed through lifelong propaganda from the egg industry, including myself!  I spent the past four days and countless hours just now compiling information gathered over these eight years and finally created this podcast episode, and I’m seriously giddy with satisfaction. I even managed to make it a little bit funny and entertaining even though we get deep into nutrition and statistics.

For me, honestly this episode might be one of my greatest life achievements, and I’m not kidding. Learning about vegan nutrition has been a journey in which I have discovered a deep well of passion and interest, and to be able to create this report and broadcast it to the world is soul satisfying in a way I cannot explain. The fact that I have the opportunity to potentially help even one person learn the truth and live a longer and healthier life, is a privilege that is not lost upon me.

Having loved eggs previously, I totally get Not wanting to accept the fact that they are unhealthy. I would read things about eggs being unhealthy and I was like “WHATEVER, we are all gonna die, why are vegans so uptight about everything, vegans are so annoying, nothing will make me stop eating eggs, I don’t even eat meat so whatever I’m super healthy.” This is literally my previous standpoint. Now I’ve eaten numerous humble pies and I decided to accept the truth and make a change, and the results have been extraordinary in my life. I’ve learned that by eating more plant foods, I feel light, energetic, happy and healthy in a way I hadn’t experienced before making this change. This is why I share this, to hopefully inspire others to feel better and live longer!

I understand that it is inappropriate most of the time socially for me to go into a lengthy dissertation in casual conversation about the multitude of ways eggs are not just unhealthy, but downright poisonous for the human body.  This podcast is my way of sharing this information to those people who have a desire to learn the truth. It feels personally important to me to help raise awareness about the foods that are threatening the lives of the people I care about. If you eat eggs, I urge you to take 30 minutes of your life and listen. I am confident that within this episode you will learn something you did not know. If you DID already know everything in this episode, let me know! I could use more vegans in my life…

 

I don’t go into the animal rights issues behind eggs at all, because this podcast’s purpose is fitness and wellness. However, there are majorly unethical egg industry practices that I do mention exist, and for further information on that subject I have listed all of the links of resources below.

This is probably my most important episode yet, and I did all of this work because there are a lot of humans I love and I want to keep you guys here for as long as possible, feeling vibrant and loving life! Hope you enjoy! Thank you for listening!

Below I’ve listed the best YouTube videos from each source of info I refer to in the episode. Most of them are short with powerful info!

nutritionfacts.org

whatthehealth.com/facts

drmcdougall.com

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

Diet for a New America by John Robbins

IGF-1 Information

Dr. Michael Greger

Dr. Neal Barnard

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

Dr. Dean Ornish: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

What’s Wrong with Eggs? The Truth about The Egg Industry by Erin Janus

Rip Esselstyn

 

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Episode 11: Self Transformation Through Journaling, Books and Youtube with Keri Martin

Despite this ridiculous picture, this painstakingly edited recording might be the most important conversation I ever publish. It took me over 20 hours to edit this, and halfway through I accidentally deleted my work. The strangest sensation was when I realized I wasn’t even upset, because I had learned so much about editing in that eight hours of botched work! It felt good to start over, because this conversation deserves the extra attention, being such valuable content, full of transformative, life-perspective shifting, mind- blowing science and psychology.

In this episode, I interview my mysterious sister Keri Martin about how she came to experience self-realization through journaling, introspection, books and YouTube. These characteristically obscured photos are unfortunately the only images I was able to obtain of this exotic, gorgeous, highly intelligent creature.

I have personally witnessed Keri make a drastic change in attitude and life perspective over the past few years, and it is so profound I had to have her share her insight and the deeply therapeutic healing she has experienced through writing.

We also both share an insatiable desire for knowledge of Universal truths, quantum science, and spiritual advancement, so this episode does dive into the esoteric more than others have. If you have an open mind and are as curious about the truth as we are, she shares several compelling resources of books and Youtube videos for you to research all of these subjects! Links are listed at the bottom of this page.

Keri eloquently explains the life-changing power of releasing the past through journaling and self- forgiveness. We talk about the stacks of books that have changed her life perspective and why she doesn’t participate in any social media or watch Television. (The Snapchat filter was on her husband’s phone!)

Keri is not reachable due to her commendably private and intentionally unplugged lifestyle, but if you have any comments or inquiries you’d like me to pass on to her, feel free to reach out to  me on my contact link here!

My podcast is still new, and I’m discovering through these conversations that my subject matter tends to dig a little deeper than just health and wellness. It’s about holistic wellness and spiritual journeys in many ways, and my podcast is in the process of rebranding, which will be revealed very soon!!

My intention with this podcast is to be as authentic as I am in real life, and part of that is being honest with myself and my audience about the subject matter that ends up coming to the forefront. I am discovering my podcast’s purpose as I create it, and rather than trying to force it to go one direction, I’m following where it is going… This will all make sense to you guys very soon, I can’t wait to explain more when things are finalized! Thank you for listening and supporting the podcast! The goal is always to help you enjoy life right now!

Subscribe to my podcast on iTunes here so you’ll never miss a weekly episode!

The Source Field Investigations by David Wilcock

The Synchronicity Key by David Wilcock

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Teal Swan on YouTube

Spirit Science on YouTube

The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

Convoluted Universe series by Dolores Cannon

Marianne Williamson on YouTube

We the Arcturians by Betty Rice with Cynthia Ploski

The History of God by Guy Needler

A Course in Miracles by The Foundation for Inner Peace

 

 

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Episode 9: Mental Wellness and Healthy Eating with Karina Fernandez of Live Well, Live Golden, and Well & Golden Eats

In this episode, I interview Karina Fernandez of Live Well, Live Golden and Well & Golden Eats, a wellness blog and Instagram account focused on inspiring people with simple, nutritious recipes and tips on emotional wellness. Karina and I have been friends since high school and have both braved the challenges of experiencing the world as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Due to the fact that it is a trait that isn’t widely known about or accepted, being highly sensitive presents unique challenges that we discuss in this episode, as well as how we have coped with this condition/ability/gift/curse. We discuss the pros and cons of being highly sensitive, how to know if you are, and how to deal with an overstimulating world and people who don’t quite understand the severity of being highly sensitive, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. Karina gives great advice on self-care and the importance of accepting oneself without judgment, as well as actionable tips to overcome anxiety. You can follow Karina on Instagram for beautiful photos of healthy meals and tips on self care to improve and maintain your overall wellness:  @wellandgoldeneats and @karina_jacqueline

Episode 8: Guided Mindfulness Meditation and Treehouse Visualization for Beginners/Anxiety

 

Trying not to fall off and die. Photo has nothing to do with meditation but I was bored of all my meditation photos. Photo by @Joeburke108 on Instagram

This episode is a guided meditation intended for complete beginners who need more guidance and have a racing mind. My hope is with this meditation to impart the tips you can use in the future to meditate on your own, without anyone’s voice as your guide. There is no shame in using guided meditations on Youtube, they are an Excellent resource to help you relax and feel genuine relief from anxiety and mental overwhelm.

I understand that this treehouse visualization exercise may be a bit “silly” or childish. It probably is, I am a grown child. With an open mind, visualization is a powerful practice of cultivating your imaginative capabilities. The more clearly we can visualize what we want in our minds, the more effectively we can attract what we want to see in our lives. We are creating our reality with our perception, so if we feel appreciation for our lives, and use our visualizations as a tool for creation, you can start to see some pretty unbelievable occurrences in your life. Don’t take my word for it, these things must be experienced personally. This meditation is mainly a great way to create a peaceful inner sanctuary that you can use to help transition out of a negative mindset and into a healthier, happier mindset.

Photo by @Joeburke108 on IG

I hope you find value and pleasure in listening to this meditation, my intention is to help others begin to feel the benefits and hopefully experience genuine relief and active eradication of uncomfortable feelings through honing meditation practices and mindful, conscious breathing. Remember that meditation is like exercise, in that results are only seen and maintained with consistent, earnest, diligent, committed daily practice. I know I am prone to hyperbole, but I mean it literally when I say the rewards are infinite. Have fun meditating!

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds” –Bob Marley

Episode 7: Benefits of Meditation: How to do it and Why you want to

Photo by Joe Burke @Joeburke108 on Instagram

In this episode I’m not interviewing anyone, it’s just me talking about my favorite subject: meditation. People often ask me how to meditate or say they want to start meditating but they don’t have time, or they aren’t good at it. One, we all have time for things that are important to us, and Two, No one is good at something as a beginner. It has a learning curve but once you get past that and get a regular practice established, it is immensely rewarding for reasons I go into at length in the podcast.

I’ve done my best to make this as succinct as possible, but there is so much to say about this. Nothing like listening to your own voice for 7 hours to scrutinize my own unconscious repetitive speech patterns and my ability to create some unnecessarily verbose word salad. Aaaaand I just did it again right there.

Honestly though, I feel like making this episode is so satisfying, this is basically the stuff I was teaching to the recovery group that I need to get back to working with. After every class they would line up and thank me for coming in and tell me about their experiences, it was incredible to feel helpful in a deep and meaningful way.

All of the things that I say in this episode are my personal truth and opinion, and I realize many people may judge me as an odd duck for certain viewpoints. We all know we are different and unique human beans, and this is my humble opinion after spending over 4 years now studying esoteric ancient knowledge. I have been an avid reader my whole life, I currently read about six non-fiction books a month. I also watch lectures on Youtube, read articles, and talk to people about this stuff often. I always validate information from many sources before deciding something is true, and I look at what biases each source may have, who sponsors what articles or websites, what companies the author of my books own. Some of my sources for this podcast episode are:

Remote Viewing by Tim Rifat

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

The Source Field Investigations by David Wilcock

The Everything Answer Book by Theoretical Nuclear Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami

Thanks for listening! I’ll post the guided meditation episode next week!

Episode 6: Reiki Healing with Natalie Rodarte

photo by Jayne of the beautiful Natalia

In this episode, Reiki II Master Natalie Rodarte explains what energy healing is in the first place, how she can help people, and who might desire an energy healing. We also discuss her experience with finding a connection to her higher self through meditation and insight into what a spiritual path entails. Natalie is available and open to new clients in the Napa area. You can reach Natalie at Nads711@gmail.com or follow her on Instagram @hippyasstreehugger

Episode 5: The History and Benefits of Cannabis and Wine Country Cannasseurs

In this episode I break it down for people briefly about why cannabis was made illegal, why there is a negative stigma attached to it, and the truth about this incredible healing plant. I also explain how cannabinoids secreted from cannabis flowers affect cannabinoid receptors in our brain and throughout our body. Our bodies were made to coexist with, and benefit from this God-given natural healing herb.

Wine Country Cannasseurs is a medical cannabis collective and delivery service, serving the valley from Napa, St. Helena, and Calistoga.

Episode 4: All About doTerra Essential Oils with Kim Brown

In this episode I interview my friend, a doTerra Wellness advocate: Kim Brown. We talk about the incredible, seriously life changing benefits of using essential oils for emotional and physical wellness, as well as why doTerra specifically has such a great reputation for being the leader in the industry due to their commitment to purity and empowering their producers with humanitarian projects in the third world countries they source from.

my girl Kim Brown!

Visit Kim’s Living Daily with Essential Oils Facebook Group Here.