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Happily Holistic with Amy Leigh Mercree

Happily Holistic with Amy Leigh Mercree

By Amy Leigh Mercree
Welcome to Happily Holistic where we dive deeply into everything health and wellness with a big dash of spirituality and a sprinkle of business. We spotlight the uplifting and the positive and share the secret ways top wellness authors and celebrities get inspired, stay healthy, and enjoy this beautiful life.

Join me, Amy Leigh Mercree, to dive into innovative ideas, metaphysical insights, and wellness hacks to enliven your life. I am a bestselling author of 15 books and I’ve been a holistic health expert for the last 20 years. I have invited some amazing people to chat with us: my bestselli
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Hot Yogic Intimacy with Madelyn Moon
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Madelyn Moon, a Top 50 podcast host on iTunes for the category “All Self-Help,” and spiritual coach who is committed to radical truth-telling and teaching people how to embody polarities across every spectrum. Madelyn was led divinely to coaching after experiencing a challenging upbringing in which her autonomy and agency were often taken away. Emotions went unacknowledged, and she was often told that what she was feeling wasn’t real. She coped with self-hatred through calorie counting, counting steps, bodybuilding, and OCD tendencies, which inevitably led to panic attacks. By college, she was still spiraling in self-destructive patterns – abusing alcohol, food, and Adderall, which led to several breakdowns. Fortunately, she realized she was hurting herself and went on a personal retreat for a year at age 22, which is when she started podcasting and coaching. Her work has been a massive deep dive into all things innately feminine and masculine, relationships, polarity, finding spirit, and living a tantric life in regards to the world. Madelyn’s lineage is yogic intimacy, exploring how you can transmit a message using the body. After a two-year deep dive into masculine/feminine energy with two teachers, she was up-leveled to a deeper understanding of embodiment and what it actually means: feeling a spiritual presence in your openness all day long. As Madelyn explains, duality exists on every kind of plane. We engage with polarity in three layers: ourselves, the other, and the world. For example, in order for a relationship to work with couples there needs to be a sense of “the other,” and needs to be sameness, but too much sameness often kills polarity. Therefore, creating polarity through distance – physically (a trip) or energetically (being more of how you identify, such as feminine) – in the name of love can keep polarity alive. Links IG: @madelynmoon Website: maddymoon.com Podcast: Mind, Body, Musings with Maddy Moon
33:16
July 29, 2021
Miracle Healing With Medicinal Plants: Cannabis, CBD, & Mushrooms with Jenny Sansouci
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Jenny Sansouci. Jenny is a certified health coach and author of The Rebels Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms, a book that shifts the stigma of these plants to a medicinal outlook and educates readers about their healing power. Working in wellness for many years, Jenny’s interest in the healing power of cannabis, CBD, and mushrooms began when her father was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2017. After diving into research, Jenny created a regime for her father including mushrooms, CBD, and medical marijuana, and he experienced a notable reduction in chemotherapy side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, and pain, as well as a stronger immune system. In an effort to share this information with the public, Jenny wrote about it in her blog - healthycrush.com - which piqued the interest of a book agent. The process of writing the book ultimately gave her father purpose and helped his healing journey. Four years later he is still doing well. Amy and Jenny discuss the different kinds of medicinal (non-psychedelic) mushrooms and their uses, such as cordyceps (endurance), lion’s mane (cognitive function), reishi (nervous system), and turkey tail (immune system). They also discuss how the endocannabinoid system works directly with molecules in the body to help reduce pain perception, anxiety, and support the sleep cycle. Links IG: @jennysansouci The Rebels Apothecary: rebelsapothecary.com (and anywhere books are sold) Jenny’s blog: healthycrush.com
32:44
July 15, 2021
Feng Shui Makeover with Karen Rauch Carter
In this episode, Amy chats with Karen Rauch Carter about the life-changing capabilities of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the process of mindfully arranging your home. With almost 30 years of experience, Karen has devoted her life and her books to teach others how to Feng Shui the spaces in which they live. Karen shares that her life wasn’t always about Feng Shui. In the podcast, Karen talks about her previous job as a Landscape Architect and how a minor project requirement became the focus and passion she pursues today. Later in the podcast, Amy opens up about the role of a 911 call powerfully demonstrated the ways of Feng Shui and the impact it has continued to have on her life. Karen shares tips with us about how to Feng Shui our homes. In addition, We learn why mindfulness is important to this process and what it could mean for our past, present, and future selves. She breaks down the five elements of Feng Shui and tells us about a few simple changes in our bedrooms that can make all the difference. Also, find out how Fung Shui might help Amy’s teeth and why space can bring opportunities.   ** PLEASE NOTE - apologies for confusion but the offer stated in the interview is no longer available BUT Karen is offering something EVEN BETTER!**   Go to - ChangeItWithKaren.com For a special offer!! Enter promo code READYFORCHANGE, to receive $200 off Karen's Virtual Feng Shui and Healthy Home Consultation. (from $697 to $497) Karen’s books mentioned in the Podcast: Move Yourself, Change Your Life Make a Shift, Change Your Life Find Move Your Stuff With Karen: https://karenrauchcarter.com/moveitplus/ For more on Mindful Living Checkout: A Little Bit of Mindfulness Guided Journal, Volume 26: Your Personal Path to Awareness Amy’s Newest Release: 100 Days to Calm
28:02
July 1, 2021
Flower Power with Katie Hess
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy chats with Katie Hess, owner of Lotuswei. Katie has a passion for plants. She motivates people to use flower elixirs in their own lives. At the start of the podcast, Katie shares her own motivations that led her into the world of flower elixirs. Her journey began with a desire to help others improve their own lives. This desire grew and she began to find her own way. In exploring the possibilities and existence of natural medicine, Katie came across a teacher in Madrid, Spain. This teacher conducted classes in Spanish, focusing on flower elixirs for multiple decades. She learned that each flower had a purpose and that if people leaned into it, it would have a rippling effect on our planet. Inspired, Katie took her new knowledge to Mexico. She soon noticed that Mexico was not where she was meant to reside. She was being called back to the U.S. As a young and excited teacher, she found herself taken aback when she saw the lack of development in the field of natural medicine in the states. Katie had to adjust her teaching style to find a way to show others the benefits of flower elixirs. Oftentimes, she would integrate the elixirs into a less intrusive form, introducing them via aromatherapy instead of ingestion. Only in the last two years, Katie noticed that there was a shift occurring in the business. As western society moved to accept wellness alternatives, people became more accepting of the direct applications of flower elixirs. Listen along to learn about the power of flowers and what role they could play in your life. Links: https://www.youtube.com/c/LOTUSWEI https://www.instagram.com/lotuswei/ https://www.lotuswei.com/
30:17
June 17, 2021
Overcoming Underearning with Barbara Huson (formerly Stanny)
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy talks to Barbara Huson (formerly Stanny). Barbara is an author, financial therapist, and wealth coach. She focuses on teaching women to empower themselves. Barbara grew up in a wealthy family with little knowledge about money. She was told by her dad not to worry, but that changed when her husband of 15 years started to gamble her inheritance. After her divorce, she found herself with 2 million dollars in taxes for illegal transactions her ex-husband had made. Through many books, classes, and interviews, Barbara was able to climb out of financial disparity and turn her earnings around. By the time her book, Secrets of Six Figure Women, was released, Barbara was making more than six figures. She says that her success was divinely ordained. During the podcast, Barbara breaks down the difference between making money and being wealthy. We learn what some six-figure women are not doing to secure their future and how we can all implement strategies to change our own bank accounts. Barbara defines an underearner and shows us key differences between an underearner and an overearner. She goes into the biology of why patterns and new habits might push us to be more financially successful. Link https://www.barbara-huson.com/ https://www.barbara-huson.com/books-and-products/
25:02
June 10, 2021
Meditation Recharge with Megan Monahan
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with Megan Monahan. Megan is the author of Don’t Hate, Meditate. She leads meditation all around the world and virtually. Megan works as an instructor for the Chopra Center, an organization that aims to make well-being accessible for everyone. At the beginning of the podcast, Megan shares with Amy how meditation came into her life. Her body underwent a massive amount of stress in her early 20s, resulting in the removal of her gallbladder. She explains that these were all signs that something needed to change in her life. If she wanted to live comfortably, she would need a change in lifestyle. Her therapist recommended she meditate and that’s where her journey began. As she began her own journey, she found that all she wanted to do was share her experience. While taking a “leap of faith,” she ended up working with a company and writing a book based on meditation. Megan tells us what her title originally was and gives us some insight into the process of making a meditation based book. Amy talks about her own experience with book covers, going into detail about her book Joyful Living. Amy and Megan share ways to keep a strong sense of self during these difficult times, felt by all. Megan touches on the importance of having agency over your mind and tells us in which ways meditation can assist. She has created a 21-day meditation challenge. The challenge was created with the intention to ring in 2021 in a way that could help people feel more connected and supported. Listen along to find out how you can use meditation in your own life.
25:31
May 20, 2021
Practical Intuition with Laura Day
In today’s episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with author and business psychic Laura Day. Laura shares with us the beginning of her intuitive work. In 1981, before Laura had a name for her own abilities, she became part of a university led experiment. The university was focusing on the expansion of the human mind and she quickly found herself in it. What started as an anonymous project, soon led to the start of her career. She found out an experiment she was a part of was televised, without her permission; after it was shown, she ended up with the beginnings of her following. Although the experience of being exposed to the world was difficult at first, Laura is thankful for it. As a self-proclaimed introvert, she doesn’t know what else might have lead her into the work she does today. During the podcast, Laura shares information about her intuition boot camp, an evidence based course that focuses on connecting others with their own intuition. She concentrates on showing people how to gain intuition in a business environment over any other. Her boot camp aims to pass down her own work. She has seen her groups stay connected for years and remains attached to those she has worked with. Aside from her boot camp, Laura hosts a plethora of non-traditional workshops through Instagram Live and many other platforms. She aims to keep some of her work free and accessible to those who want to take advantage of a life changing experience. Throughout her career, Laura has cultivated a community that not only supports her, but supports each other. She shares her preparations for the pandemic and tells us about the kindness of those around her. During the podcast, we get examples of how her community has shown up to help one another in simple, but valuable ways.
29:14
May 6, 2021
Squeeze the Juice Out of Life with Cassandra Bodzak
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy talks to author, speaker, and TV personality Cassandra Bodzak. Cassandra focuses her teachings on global meditation and wellness. Cassandra is the host of Eat with Intention TV or you may know her as the happy, healthy living guru from The Taste TV with Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson. Cassandra began participating in guided meditations and incorporated different variations of guided meditations into her life at least three times daily. She found that it had transformed her day, bringing her an abundance of clarity and peace. Cassandra and Amy share their thoughts on how nature connects us and how outdoor meditation can increase that connection. Of the three daily meditations, Cassandra takes part in, one of those is in her walk. While creating deep connections, we begin to expand our abilities. Cassandra talks about her time as a dancer and the impact visualization had on her. Amy and Cassandra riff about the human experience and ways we may stifle our enjoyment by defining ourselves by how much we achieve instead of our innate being. They talk about how simply existing is perhaps the crux of the human experience. And, maybe, all our actions are our discovery of the world and can help us further understand how we are all divine and connected. Links: https://cassandrabodzak.com/
29:52
April 22, 2021
Unicorns, Angels, and Dragons, Oh My! With Diana Cooper
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Diana Cooper. Having written over 30 books, Diana Cooper focuses on energies and angels. One of her most talked about subjects is unicorns. She debunks the myth and explains how unicorns are completely real and deeper than just a horse with a horn. Diana tells us about the enlightenment of the unicorn, the pure white energy that exists in the universe and aligns with our chakras. Having interviewed many who have encountered this divine energy, Diana explains that the unicorn always instills hope in others. She connects the unicorn to the turmoil the world has experienced during 2020. She’s found that it is an important process to go through and that in the end, it is necessary. Diana explains our aura and how we can accidentally let dark energy in. We find out how we can close ourselves from negative light and what part unicorns play in our personal lives. Unicorns go down the paths we have created in our lives and bring healing light to them. They go as deep as to heal past life beliefs. Diana tells us about the dark genetic life paths we carry and why it is important to try and heal them. Listen along to find out the effects of COVID-19 on our society and how this has become an opportunity for many. Follow along, as Amy and Diana talk about angels and other guides. Diana Cooper’s Website: https://dianacooper.com/ Diana Cooper’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/dianacooper
26:13
April 8, 2021
Becoming Who We Are With Amy B Scher
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy Leigh Mercree speaks with Amy B Scher. Scher is the bestselling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can. Scher teaches others how to become their truest self and what can come of it. She pushes people to let go of fear and other obstacles they allow themselves to explore who we are at their core. Working with people with chronic illness, Scher shares about the effects of failing treatments and how it can impair other treatments from working. Scher explains how trying too hard can be counterproductive. Mercree and Scher talk about how society’s pull can change the outcome and how a balance of both internal and external drive is imperative for movement. Listen along to understand how to have a healthy relationship with determination. This podcast with Scher covers how to surrender to our issues and start to heal. Surrendering is the first step to success according to Scher. She explains how she had to surrender in her own life and what changes came because of it. Scher shares her struggles about being bed bound and how she found little steps to cope and heal. As experienced healers, Mercree and Scher share their beliefs and draw similarities in their teachings. The duo discusses the multiple ways healing can exist and all the people who can contribute to better health. Listen along to find out how to stop resisting and start your path to healing. In addition to Scher’s advice, she has also written a book on the topic! If you or someone you know suffers from any form of depression—from feeling exhausted or blue to not being able to get out of bed Amy B. Scher’s newest book, How To Heal Yourself From Depression When No One Else Can: A Self-Guided Program To Stop Feeling Like Sh*t*. I got a copy of the book, and what I love is that Amy sees depression (and healing it when no one else can) in a very unique way. She sees it as the literal depression of self—a side effect of being buried under our lives. Amy explains that depression isn’t all in our heads. But it’s not all in our body, either. Depression happens in the whole self and that’s where the healing has to happen, too. The book will help you to really address this issue to the core by: ·       Releasing stuck emotional baggage specifically related to feeling down, heavy, and depressed, even if you don’t know what’s causing it ·       Walking you through Amy’s techniques step-by-step to help you clear stuck energy ·       Addressing important aspects of reclaiming your joy such as: lightening up on yourself, forming energetic boundaries, releasing perfectionism, and more. Her work has helped thousands of people overcome emotional and physical challenges when nothing else worked for them, and she’s now with her newest book she is teaching her tried-and-true energy therapy techniques to help people who have been trying to feel better but still feel sad, blah, blue, or depressed. Here’s the link to get your copy today: https://amy-b-scher.mykajabi.com/how-to-heal-yourself-from-depression
25:38
March 25, 2021
Fix Your Period with Nicole Jardim
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Nicole Jardim. Nicole is a women’s health coach and author of Fix Your Period, a book talking about women’s relationship with their periods and how we can fix the stigma surrounding period talk. Growing up, Nicole did not expect her profession to surround women's menstrual cycles. The journey of education began with her own struggles. During her period, she would experience cramps and other issues that caused her an extreme amount of pain. Eventually, she turned to medical assistance and ended up on a birth control pill. Like many women around the U.S. she took the pill, but unknowingly ended up with many side effects; side effects that were slowly destroying her health. No doctor was able to point out what had gone wrong. It was not until she took a trip to the acupuncturist that she found her answer: The Pill. She began changing her life and slowly became an advocate for women’s health. Together, Amy and Nicole break down the chemical changes in women’s bodies throughout the cycle. Amy shares her experience with period irregularities and Nicole tries to pinpoint a few changes that could have caused them. They talk about common issues and how to find the right solutions. Nicole covers hormonal imbalance, how to spot the symptoms, and about bleeding disorders. With the lack of available information about periods, diseases related to them often get shadowed, leaving thousands of women struggling. She encourages every person experiencing a cycle to get tested for them. Listen along to learn how changing everyday tasks and stress levels can change your own cycle. Links Nicole’s Website: https://nicolejardim.com/ Fix Your Period : https://www.fixyourperiod.com/
38:18
March 11, 2021
The Winner’s Mindset with Ryan Harris
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with former NFL player, Ryan Harris. Ryan’s book Mindset For Mastery focuses on overcoming failure and destigmatizing the idea that failure is separate from success. Ryan writes this book in hopes to show others how his success came with difficulties and answers he refused to take from others. He shows throughout his career that his determination to succeed is a valuable tool. His book talks about his experiences and shares how others might be down a similar path, regardless of profession. During the podcast, Ryan and Amy discuss the importance of “I am” statements and visualization. Ryan refers back to his Super Bowl success and the days leading up to it. He mentions to Amy the importance of preparation and the difference between him and his competitors. He applies these techniques to situations many will face in the future. He goes further to show how leaving space for conversation and being knowledgeable will change situations. By showing empathy when we speak, we can increase the opportunity that others will respond with empathy as well. Throughout the podcast, Ryan shows us what a different mindset can lead to. Backed up by science, Ryan states that even if we don’t believe our “I am” statements at first, repeating them aids in the visualization process. Eventually, these mantras can become reality. Listen along to discover your “I am” statements and how a change of mindset can change your life. Links: https://www.ryanharris68.com/ryan-best-selling-author-of-mindset-for-mastery/ https://twitter.com/salaams_from_68 https://www.instagram.com/ryanharris_68/?hl=en
23:54
February 25, 2021
Calling in the One with Nicole Moore
In this episode of the Happily Holistic podcast,  Amy sits with an NYU education life coach and love expert, Nicole Moore. As a love expert, Nicole believes that only one (with the exception of polyamory) true love path exists. While loving some can lead to valuable lessons, a TRUE LOVE path is when you find your ‘soulmate’ or partner that makes love and life the easiest. She assures us that love still requires work, but the true love path is just the one that requires the least amount of work. The ladies start the podcast by pulling out a card out of Nicole’s Love Answers Oracle Deck. Tune in because this card could be a message specifically for you! After Nicole reads the card, she begins to take us into a deep dive through the world of love and that through the thousands of women she has consulted, she finds the same issue every time. Either women try to find a love as perfect as their parents, or find love as imperfect as their parents. She explains that there is not a single one of us who is separate from our formative years and those who raised us. While many might wish for love, there are more who are not ready for it. Nicole goes through the realities that many women face. Leading with fear and anxiety. So much of love depends on our state of mind. And when we are not ready and hold ourselves to a low expectation we get treated just as low. Listen to find out how love requires self-work and bravery. Nicole Moore’s Website: https://loveworksmethod.com/ Love Answers Oracle Deck: https://www.etsy.com/listing/768095070/love-answers-oracle-card-deck-love
24:14
February 11, 2021
Queer Cosmos With Colin Bedell
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with Colin Bedell. Bedell is a fellow author, writing A Little Bit of Astrology part of the Little Bit of series. Focusing on astrology and running Queer Cosmos, Colin writes for Cosmos and finds many other ways to share his insite. Colin shares with us his experience with astrology and how it peaked his interest at a young age. He tells us about how he started his website as a hobby and how the universe had different plans. After being fired from his job, Colin invested more time and energy into his website. Five months later he was contacted by a publishing company and he began to make astrology his career. Amy and Colin talk about the unique challenges that come along with being “your own boss.” They discuss Amy’s experience with her business coach and what brought her into a different mindframe. Managing your own time comes with a price, but experiencing the reward is worth every sleepless night. These experiences are not exclusive to them. They explain how this could happen to others and they give us a look into their lives. Colin shares with us the last 3 years from an astrological point of view and tells us what might have changed in our own lives. Find out what priorities have shifted and why it could help your lifestyle. Together, Amy and Colin give tips to those seeking entrepreneurial opportunities. They talk about valuing others’ advice. Links: https://astrostyle.com/bundle-colin-bedell https://www.queercosmos.com/colin https://www.instagram.com/queercosmos/
38:56
January 28, 2021
More Than A Body with Lindsay Kite
In today’s episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with Lindsay Kite, Ph.D. Dr. Kite is a co-founder of non-profit Beauty Redefined and More Than a Body LLC. Together with her sister, Lexi Kite, she works to educate women about the impact of media and culture on body image. During Dr. Lindsay and Lexi’s research on the objectification of women's bodies, they found that the issue was not feeling beautiful. They came to the conclusion that many people define themselves with his, her, or their own beauty. According to Dr. Kite, creating an identity with beauty can be difficult to live with. The two women work to build a world where, “bodies are an instrument, not an ornament.” During this podcast, Amy and Lindsay talk about Dr. Kite’s book More Than a Body. The book is a guide for change. It breaks down the process of developing body image resilience. Lindsay shares with us the first few steps in changing our own resilience and what we might reevaluate. We learn about the skeleton of media literacy and get incite of how knowledge can change what we spend our money on. While fighting against constantly changing media-set beauty standards, Lindsay and Lexi aim to change individual minds. They believe that the best approach is giving individuals the tools they need to push past standards set. It is redefining beauty. Listen along to learn about the struggle of body image and how it affects your everyday life. Website link: https://www.morethanabody.org/
32:46
January 14, 2021
Medicine Woman - Secrets and Stories with Amy Leigh Mercree
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with you to honor her late teacher Levity Laughingstar. Levity, otherwise known as Laurie, was a medicine woman whose practices date back many generations. Amy teaches us about the true traditions of a medicine woman's teachings and how it is still happening in the world today. Amy sits with us to explain how she uses Levity’s teachings and passes them down to her clients and readers. She tells us about her job as a medical intuitive and the power of listening to our guides. As a channel for spirits, Amy talks to us about her changing connection. We are let in to see how Amy continues to communicate with Levity and what that means for her. Learn through Amy’s experiences about the current traditions that are still in place today. Watch to see Levity’s teaching in action and how they can help you. See the life that is breathed through her late teacher’s lessons. During the podcast, Amy shares special techniques passed down from Levity herself. Amy guides us through a series of techniques that can help us protect ourselves. We learn how to seal our space and where it might be important to protect our energy. In this episode, we get to take part in a special technique to ground ourselves. Some of this information is also shared in Amy’s book A Little Bit of Chakras: An Introduction to Energy Healing. Sit comfortably and grab a pillow as we take a dive into new tools that can help with re-centering ourselves. Amy’s books mentioned in the podcast: A Little Bit of Chakras: An Introduction to Energy Healing  For more guidance on energy healing check out: A Little Bit of Chakras Guided Journal, Volume 24: Your Personal Path to Energy Healing
14:33
December 31, 2020
2020 WTF!? Astrology With Danielle Paige
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy discusses intuition and self awareness with Danielle Paige. Astrologer, spiritual teacher, podcast personality and author Danielle Paige works to “shake people up” in order to show them how to use their intuition. Her journey started off with difficulty and confusion. In her 20’s she worked with interior architecture. She received a masters degree and fell in love with design, but knew it was not her calling. After a difficult 30th birthday, she began her new journey. In her deep and long term struggles she found her spiritual awakening. In her journey to achieve a higher consciousness, she found herself drawn to astrology. Once she got started, she could not stop. She focuses on continuing to learn and grow. Amy and Danielle talk about their current lessons and goals in their personal development. As an astrologer, Danielle Paige talks about her experiences in 2020 and why she is not completely shocked. She tracks back to when she knew 2020 would be a pivotal moment in history. She explains to us what planets tipped her and others off. She talks about her instagram post that projected the year and how others reacted at the time. Danielle tells us her energetic predictions for the rest of 2020 and how the deconstruction of structures will be changing soon. Danielle ties in current events to her astrology to the US’s chart. Listen along to find out what else this year might have in store for us and the United States.
29:18
December 17, 2020
Fixing Adrenal Fatigue with Locke Hughes
This week on the Happily Holistic podcast, Amy speaks with Journalist and HealthCoach, Locke Hughes. Locke first met Amy while writing for The Oprah Magazine. For Locke it was a “full circle moment,” taking her 10 years back to when she interned with the magazine to stack boxes and organize files. As writers, Amy and Locke talk about getting over the anxiety of writing and the importance of practicing the art. Locke gives tips for aspiring writers on how to improve their reach. As a writer for The Well, Locke is working virtually and will continue to do so until 2021. Locke explains to us what changes are made to the company and how virtual classes and events are changing the way The Well interacts with their audience. During the podcast Locke talks about the book, Melatonin: The Natural Supplement for Better Sleep. We find out what adrenal fatigue is and what could cause it. We get tips on how to handle stress and what can happen when we fail. Amy and Locke discuss the five senses. Listen along to learn about the harsh impact of your senses when trying to sleep. Locke gives advice on how we can use our senses to develop a well rested sleep. While talking to Locke, we get a look at some of her favorite recipes from her book. Observing differences in taste that can change the way we experience sleep. We wrap up the episode finding out more about Locke and how her journey towards learning about adrenal fatigue began The Well: https://www.the-well.com/ Relax Essential Oils: https://www.the-well.com/products/relax-everything-mist
32:04
December 3, 2020
Understanding Happiness With Robert Mack
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Robert Mack. Robert is one of the world's leading experts in happiness and success. As a celebrity coach and author, Robert is endorsed by many popular faces such as Oprah and Vanessa Williams. Robert Mack shares with Amy how his tribulations and frustrations as a young adult led him down a road of unhappiness. He talks about how his suicidal thoughts led to a change in direction. He made a choice to keep living after studying life and literature. As a happiness expert, Robert shares with us how happiness can manifest itself and what we have to gain when we focus on our individual happiness. Together, Amy and Robert tackle the question “I don’t know what I want?” and show us why it is not as difficult as it may seem. During the podcast, Robert shares what a “happiness island” is and why you might want to track yours. Listen along to find out how you might find your purpose and better understand it. Happiness is not only an emotion. Robert explains some scientific research on what happiness can look like as a chemical and how the brain works to interpret or reform it. In this episode you can find out how to generate happiness in your own life. Robert talks about some of the newest research on the brain and how rewiring your outlook on life can lead to increased happiness. He helps us navigate some myths about creating happiness and shows us how present we can feel in our journey to discovering the sweeter side of life.
26:37
November 19, 2020
Party in Your Plants with Talia Pollock
This week on the Happily Holistic podcast, Amy sits down with the multi talented Talia Pollock. Talia has a number of titles such as health advocate, speaker, comedian, and author. Her book Party in your Plants promotes plant based eating in a fun way. With over 100 different recipes and tips, Talia’s perspective for plant based eating encourages new cooks to experiment in the kitchen. In this episode, Talia and Amy talk about the launch of Talia’s book at the beginning of the pandemic. She shares her experience on Good Morning America as one of the first virtual interviews and tells us about the funny “behind the scenes” with her impromptu camera man. Amy gets tips on what to expect for her next virtual appearance and how to handle the new world of pandemic interviews. During the conversation, we get the inside scoop on what made Talia shift her career from comedian to health advocate. We learn what it took for her to marry the two passions and how she continues to push for a less stressful lifestyle. Talia tells us about her first vegan experience before the trend. She shares the revolution of veganism and the wonders it did for her cooking. While she no longer is vegan, her time spent exploring it was influential to her book and advocacy. The two women discuss the pandemic and the new shift that is occurring in our society and anxiety. Listen along to learn how to make Talia’s plant based pumpkin bread and find out the ways we can change our cooking habits to create new and fun healthy habits. Talia’s Book, Party in your Plants: https://partyinmyplants.com/the-book/ Talia’s Good Morning America Segment: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/food/video/make-easy-plant-based-pasta-recipe-pantry-staples-70180068 Amy’s April Releases: https://amyleighmercree.com/books/ Little Bit of Meditation Guided Journal Little Bit of Mindfulness Guided Journal Little Bit of Chakras Guided Journal
23:15
November 12, 2020
Pop Culture Meditation with Biet Simken
In this episode of Happily Holistic sits with, the “Lady Gaga of Meditation”, Biet Simken. Biet Simken is a world renowned meditation leader, author, and musician. Her teachings aim to combine pop culture with meditation and deliver her message in a unique way. Biet gets candid with us, sharing her story of her success with Sony at the age of 18. She shares her struggles of deeply close loss and difficulty in finding herself through her youth. She found herself using heroin and it was in her decision to become sober that led her down her path of spirituality. As she craved to be deeply spiritually connected, she found herself starting a journey. Biet found that her target audience would overthink when it came to typical guided meditation. Her metropolitan youth would worry about it all, so she came up with using a more shocking meditation technique to help others stop thinking and start connecting. Biet tells us about the intense meditative transformation she hosts at festivals and how hung over men in their 20s end up in emotional tears. BIet shares her discovery of suffering and fear. She shares how formative it is and why we never shake it. Because of the difficulty she has gone through, she realized life is living in duality. She tells us about how the strength of her duality caused her to switch life coaches. Listen along to find out how her work on herself continues and how making yourself public might be best. Biet Simken’s website: https://www.bietsimkin.com/ Biet Simken’s book Don’t Just Sit There! https://www.bietsimkin.com/copy-of-about-1 Amy’s Classes: https://amyleighmercree.com/classes/
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November 5, 2020
Channeling For Others & The Deep Truth About Isolation with Dr. Deganit Nuur
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy calls up Dr. Deganit Nuur to chat about their jobs as energy messengers and their findings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deganit holds many titles such as writer, clairvoyant, and doctor of acupuncture. Like Amy, she channels spirits to help others connect and heal. Together, Amy and Deganit talk about the personal growth involved in being a spiritual messenger. Deganit lets us in with her observations about her sessions and how the impact has led her to become stronger in her personal life. Between helping others and managing themselves, Deganit and Amy do not fail to mention lessons learned from client readings. One of their most important tips is the value of personal power. Deganit teaches us why we are quick to let go when we should be holding on. In light of the pandemic, Deganit and Amy share some common concerns of clients. We learn about the capabilities of isolation and why not all effects are negative. The duo, armed with spiritual guidance, let us see the true effects of this pandemic and how we all will grow. Find out why we lacked deep connections and how this global difficulty is restoring humanity. Amy’s Newest Release: 100 Days to Calm
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October 29, 2020
Radical Love with Gala Darling
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Gala Darling joins Amy to talk about wellness and. Gala Darling, author of best selling book Radical Self-Love, teaches others how to use radical self-love to revolutionize their own lives. The two ladies kick off the podcast talking about Gala’s travels with her best friend. She explains how seeing women make lives out of passions has inspired her. Gala Darling gives us some information on her new book, Hologram Heart. She explains about the new focus of the third book in an unofficial series. She takes the next step to write about how to hold self-love while in a relationship. Gala gives us a guideline of how to keep an individual identity while bringing another into our lives. She runs us through how taking a relationship slow can truly save it and those in it. Sometimes tradition does not equate to happiness and Gala brings a fresh perspective to the meaning of relationships. Listen along to hear her vouch for independence in space and time during a relationship. Find out why she won’t be giving up her hot pink couch. Gala brings up the progression of women and how creative and successful women crave different companionship. Her new book connects to a virtual book club. In doing so, Gala hoped to bring women together who might otherwise feel alone in a world full of diverse relationships. Listen to the podcast to find how empowered women can change the course of their lives through their relationships. Find out how you can rewrite the script to keep your radical self-love.
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October 22, 2020
The Truth about Lightworkers, Masculine Energy and Feminine Energy with George Lizos
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy Leigh Mercree speaks with George Lizos. George is the best-selling author of Lightworkers Gotta Work: The Ultimate Guide to Following Your Purpose and Creating Change in the World. George Lizos is a lightworker who has dedicated his life to find others and guide them to their calling. He shares with us some of his journey through the difficult obstacles and how he overcame them. George opens up about his personal journey through mental health and sexuality. In this podcast, George introduces us to the meaning of a lightworker. Find out how to light the spark that changes a thinker to a lightworker. You might be surprised to find out how history has been shaped by the roles of these incredible lightworkers as George gives us some valuable information covered in his book Lightworker Gotta Work. The pair break down the issues with a patriarchal society and its implications on people. They talk about the importance of accepting the masculine and feminine powers that lie unbalanced and untapped in many. We learn about the power of balancing energies and where to find them. Later in the podcast, George lays out his three-step plan on how to begin living a successful and balanced life. Together, they guide us through some difficult topics and teach us how to break free of the misconceptions surrounding spiritual people. Listen to Amy and George as they discuss the incredible power of nature and find out why it is important to connect with it. Wait until the end of the podcast to find out why tree hugging can be beneficial.
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October 15, 2020
Feminine Cycles and Activism with Amy Wilding
In today’s episode of Happily Holistic, Amy Leigh Mercree sits down for a call with Amy Wilding. Amy Wilding is a feminine advocate, aiming to normalize “taboo” subjects surrounding the female body. Wilding runs Red Tent Louisville, a safe nonsecular space for women to share their stories. She runs a number of services such as leadership circles, e-courses, and speeches in order to teach women about the in-depth workings of menstruation. Wilding aims to deconstruct the patriarchy by allowing women to learn about their bodies. The two Amys discuss their own personal experiences as service providers. Both women have concluded that medical information surrounding female menstruation is limited and difficult to access. Wilding is also an author. Her book Wild and Wise takes a deep dive into the “sacred feminine”. Her book guides women through a series of meditations. She aims to push women further into understanding their own bodies and honoring their processes. Mercree and Wilding talk about Wild and Wise and what it can do for you. The two women share with us future projects, specifically Wilding's new and upcoming book. Wilding’s new book will cover menopause. The book will introduce and prepare women for the multidimensional experience that leaves many women feeling alone or invalid. Listen through the podcast to find out how menopause is an experience that can be life-changing and why it affects multiple components of your body, mind, and spirit. As part of a quick-moving society, both women seek to make a difference. Wilding talks about her activism and the part she plays in transforming lives for women of all ages. She shares her emotions and shows us why it can be important to feel enraged. Listen along as the Amys cover these topics and more. Included in today's podcast is also an excerpt from Wild and Wise.
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October 1, 2020
Listening to the Universe with Tammy Mastroberte
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Tammy Mastroberte--the founder of Elevated Existence. Tammy focuses on taming chaos and how to get intouch with the universe. Tammy’s new book, The Universe is Talking to You, is her longest project. The book encompasses Tammy’s teachings over the course of her lifetime. Amy and Tammy talk about the importance of letting yourself be guided. Especially in the face of uncertainty, staying connected is Tammy’s speciality. Throughout the podcast, Tammy shares the best ways to “tame the chaos” during a global shift. Tammy breaks down the difference between internal and external chaos. She shares with us how to limit the external chaos that we are unconsciously accepting into our lives. Tammy shares with us how chaos changes not only our life, but also our health and wellness. In the podcast we get a sneak peak of some of the exercises Tammy offers in her new book. These exercises are quick 3-5 minute exercises easy enough for anyone to participate in. Tammy and Amy dive into the importance of vibration and how it can change the way we communicate and experience joy and chaos in life, along with how it can change your interaction with medical intuitives. In the podcast, Amy talks about her “Meet Your Guides” classes. You find out why our guides start celebrating when we begin to open up and listen to them. Listen along to learn how to listen to the universe and become intuitive to its signs.
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September 24, 2020
Immune Health Using Ayurveda with Deacon Carpenter
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks to Deacon Carpenter. Deacon is a wellness advocate and yoga instructor. He dedicates his career to making the knowledge of ayurvedic medicine accessible and practical for people of different walks of life. Deacon started learning about ayurvedic medicine at 16 years old and continues to learn more about what makes it successful. Deacon is the author of A Little Bit of Ayurveda, a book focused on giving the breakdown of Ayurveda medicine. The two authors laugh and share memories about herbal medicines and the variety of effects they can have. They talk about the importance of both gradual and intense cleansing and how ayurveda plays a deep role in it. Ayurveda, according to the two authors, is more than cleansing the body. Just as important as cleansing the body is cleansing the mind. In the time of a pandemic, Amy and Deacon talk about what role ayurveda medicine plays in helping others heal and work through illness. Deacon shares with us why this medicine is different from traditional western medicine and why it is important to have a space for both styles to coincide. Listen to find out how this Ayurveda can explain why someone gets sick and what karma has to do with it. During the podcast, Deacon tells us about the five elements of Ayurveda; while we find out what element Amy relates to the most. Find out why balance, feminine, and masculine energy play a large role in our lives. Listen along for Deacon’s tips on how to stay safe from COVID-19.
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September 17, 2020
Spiritual Queen Badass with Emma Mumford
In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks to Emma Mumford. Emma is not only a fellow author and podcaster, but also a coach and mentor for many women. Emma kicks off the podcast by telling us a bit about her “Spiritual Queen’s Badass”. She shares with us how the name came to life and what surprises she came with starting a podcast. Formerly known as the “Coupon Queen” in the UK, Emma was guided towards making a book about having a healthy relationship with money. She saw a need in her spiritual community and in her own life to teach and learn about how to use money correctly. While writing the book, The Positively Wealthy Journal, Emma’s own relationship to wealth changed. She found herself craving connections and realizing that she poured too much into work and not enough into deep friendships. As she finished the book and the release date got delayed due to a publisher switch, Emma found herself in the perfect timing to help others. In a time where many are struggling with financials, Emma hopes to guide others to become fulfilled and stable. Amy and Emma discuss the beautiful ways women get to express themselves and share their own experiences. Emma breaks down what the law of attraction is and goes through some law of attraction protips. She gives us the steps needed to work with the law of attraction.
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September 10, 2020
Being a Joy Seeker with Shannon Kaiser
In this episode, Amy sits down to speak with her “super soul cheerleader” Shannon Kaiser. Shannon is the best selling author of The Self-Love Experiment and Adventures for the Soul. She wears many other titles including Global Speaker and Life Coach. During the podcast, Shannon shares how Amy’s book The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating led her to her friendship with Amy. Now, soul sisters, Amy and Shannon go through the many adventures they had while traveling to different parts of the world. We learn about their trip to Costa Rica and the lessons that met them while sitting in an old shack. Through these stories, Shannon explains the importance of inner work. She breaks down her journey about writing her newest book, Joy Seeker. Listen as Shannon teaches us the true value of vulnerability. Having overcome drug addiction and depression, Shannon describes her books and information as “memoirisc.” Having those experiences she opens up to us, giving us a better understanding of why we should find honesty in our lives. With five books released, Shannon has managed to connect with her audience and is the perfect person to explain to us the continuous struggles and successes honest writers face. Through this, we learn the truth of inner peace and the way to find it. We also learn about her newest project. As she turns over to a new page in her business, Shannon revisits her former skills and mixes them with her current passions to design a unique Mantra card deck. Listen to see what it took for this former Digital Designer to find herself and devote her life to guiding others. Shannon’s books mentioned in the podcast: Joy Seeker The Self-Love Experiment  Adventures for the Soul Amy’s books mentioned in the podcast: The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating A Little Bit of Goddess: An Introduction to the Divine Feminine (Little Bit Series) Amy’s Newest Release: 100 Days to Calm
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September 3, 2020
Welcome to the Happily Holistic Podcast
Welcome to Happily Holistic where we dive deeply into everything health and wellness with a big dash of spirituality and a sprinkle of business. We spotlight the uplifting and the positive and share the secret ways top wellness authors and celebrities get inspired, stay healthy, and enjoy this beautiful life. Join me, Amy Leigh Mercree, to dive into innovative ideas, metaphysical insights, and wellness hacks to enliven your life. I am a bestselling author of 15 books and I’ve been a holistic health expert for the last 20 years. I have invited some amazing people to chat with us: my bestselling author and influencer friends and new friends that we will get to meet together! I can’t wait to get happily holistic with you today!
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August 24, 2020