Not Another Wellness Podcast

#37 Is It Time To Break Up With Coffee? | Rasa Koffee, Lopa van der Mersch

An episode of Not Another Wellness Podcast

By Natalie Dellinger
Welcome to Not Another Wellness Podcast, a podcast on a mission to destigmatize wellness one episode at a time.

No, you don't need a dry brush, a jade roller, a collection of crystals, or a fridge full of kale to be healthy. Health and wellness is really about tuning inward, following the things that light you up in this world, and honoring what makes you, you.

Join Natalie Dellinger and guests as they dive into everyday wellness. This podcast covers topics like the self-care, entrepreneurship, authenticity, nutrition, spirituality, healing, movement, and so much more.
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#48 Travel Light Experience Heavy | Sheila Murray & James Simone
#48 Travel Light Experience Heavy | Sheila Murray & James Simone How to follow Sheila and James! Instagram: @shetravls @shemurray @mrwordsmith Interview notes: How Sheila and James met
October 4, 2019
#47 Episode 47- A Life Journey to A Place to Heal | Fiona Arrigo
Episode 47- A Life Journey to A Place to Heal | Fiona Arrigo Fiona Arrigo is the founder of the Arrigo Program and A Place to Heal, London Our work is to heal ourselves so our own healing can spread to our families and communities- Fiona Arrigo A Place to Heal by Arrigo offers an inner-city sanctuary – a hub of learning, healing, inspiration and community. The intimate West London clinic hosts a deep programme of events, lectures and workshops alongside life-shifting one-to-one consultations. Fiona’s award-winning retreat, The Arrigo Programme, has gained a world-class reputation for creating deep and lasting transformation. Now A Place to Heal by Arrigo will offer more people the opportunity to access the unique Arrigo blend of cutting-edge psychotherapy, ancient wisdom, healing and compassionate support. Now more than ever, we need teachers we can trust, practices that really work, places in which we can feel at home, and safe communities of like-minded people. With 30 years of experience and research, alongside deep intuitive wisdom, Fiona Arrigo cuts through the often-bewildering field of psychology, healing and self-transformation. Fiona’s consultants are peerless and her curation of events is designed to stretch the mind, soothe the body and heal the soul. Fiona’s most trusted team are available in London, including Mary Molloy, founder of Biodynamic medicine and psychotherapist, Simon Heathcote. Both are joined by a select band of psychotherapists, healers, mentors, natural health practitioners, and visiting clinical psychologists and consultants, including Gaylin Tudhope and Dr Ana Aquirregabiria. Interview notes: What is wellness? Being deeply centered/anchored in oneself, meeting life as it roles, having saliency, flexibility, joy, knowing our limits, understand that everything changes; we are constantly changing and upgrading, being humbled to meet life What happened during Fiona’s Saturn Return and how it was her great awakening. What is the Saturn Return in astrology? The idea that adversity is the doorway to become more of oneself 15-20 years of training post accident that changed her life an led her to share her learnings with others to help them
September 30, 2019
#46 "It’s Not About Talent or Being Lucky, It's About the Perseverance to See Something Through" | Marissa Yennie
Episode 46- "It’s Not About Talent or Being Lucky, It's About the Perseverance to See Something Through" | Marissa Yennie Founder of Lovivo"I founded Lovivo because I believe that when we show up for ourselves first, only then can weshow up best in our businesses. A lot of entrepreneurs struggle with telling their story - who they are, what they do, what they offer and how their audience can be impacted by the benefits. After nearly 10 years of helping massive global brands do this (yes, they needed help, too), I now help small businesses grow intentionally and authentically.”- Marissa Yennie Topics covered: Who is Marissa Yennie and what lights her up in this world? What it takes to start a business, (or multiple businesses). "It’s Not About Talent or Being Lucky, It's About the Perseverance to See Something Through How being an entrepreneur can be lonely Lovivo- the making The power of connection and collaboration   Want more from Marissa?Website: Instagram: @livelovivo
August 14, 2019
#45 The YOU Revolution; The Journey of a Better Being | Michelle Zellner
#45 The YOU Revolution; The Journey of a Better Being | Michelle Zellner Over the past 22 years, Michelle has built a thriving business Better Beings around helping people become healthier humans, aka Better Beings, and credits much of her business success to sharing the challenges and strategies along her own wellness journey. Her book grew out of her successful program she built for Denver Public Schools and other Denver-based corporations. In her new book, the YOU Revolution: the Journey of a Better Being, Denver-based wellness guru, Michell Zellner, explains that wellness isn’t only about fitting into clothes or avoiding illness, it’s about taking a holistic approach to mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Want more from Michelle? You can send her an email here and check out what she is up to at
July 31, 2019
#44 Technology and Behavioral Health and Wellness | Dr. Julie Kinn
Episode 44: Technology and Behavior Health and Wellness | Dr. Julie Kinn Dr. Julie Kinn is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience researching and implementing health technology for suicide prevention and other behavioral health promotion. She oversees the development and implementation of health technology for the military and veteran communities at the Department of Defense and the Defense Health Agency. The Defense Health Agency’s Connected Health Branch to help develop mobile apps and online resources to improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families. The DHA is working to bring these resources into the lives of service members, veterans, and their families through technology. Small habits like a few minutes of daily reflection and meditation can be a great way to care for your mental health and wellness during your career transition out of the military. Want more?
July 31, 2019
#43 An Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms | Jeff Chilton
Episode 43: An Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms | Jeff Chilton Nat and Jeff chat all about the benefits of medicinal mushrooms on this episode. We dive into what mushrooms are, how they are grown and cultivated, the nutritional benefit of mushrooms, how and why you should cook them, and so much more! Jeff Chilton is the President of Nammex, a mushroom spawn business offering a complete line of Certified Organic mushroom extracts to the US nutritional supplement industry. He is also the author of The Mushroom Cultivator! Check out their website: Topics covered: What is a mushroom? What is mushroom hunting? How do you know a mushroom is safe to eat? What is the natural growing cycle of a mushroom? How do you grow mushrooms? What is fungi? The historical role of mushrooms in healing in many cultures around the world. What are the nutritional benefits of mushrooms? What are the primary uses for medicinal mushrooms? How to cook mushrooms for best enjoyment :) What is a mycelium? What is nutrient “fairy dusting” and why it is a huge issue in the health and wellness industry? How and why Jeff went about starting the first organic mushroom farm in China
July 17, 2019
#42 Wellness While Pregnant & Living With MS | Samantha Hayes
Episode 42 : Wellness While Pregnant & Living With MS Samantha Hayes Health Coach @theunwelladventures Topics covered: Natural birth control methods; Natural Cycles Pregnancy and life changes MS journey Wellness while pregnant  How to eat and be pregnant and listen to your body Fitness while pregnant Morning walks** this has become a new habit of mine! "There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather” - Linda McGurk On raising resilient, curious and active children  How life’s events shape us and teach us how to live Health coaching
July 16, 2019
#41 Clear Space, Clear Mind | Samantha Mech, OrganizeDecor
Episode 41: Clear Space, Clear Mind. Nat and Sam talk about the impact your space has on your LIFE.  Samantha Mech OrganizeDecor Instagram: @OrganizeDecor_ Samantha Mech is a NYC based, professional organizer and founder of OrganizeDécor. As a former collegiate athlete and marathoner, she is a fitness and wellness enthusiast. Sam believes that the secret to leading a happy, healthy, and balanced life starts in the home. Her passion for organizing was borne out of her personal struggle with anxiety and the resulting desire to cultivate a clean, calm, and balanced environment in which she could thrive. Sam's expertise lies in organizing any and all parts of the home and creating orderly and peaceful spaces. Her previous career as a fashion buyer equips her with the added talent of merchandising and consigning unwanted items. Topics covered: Organized and tidy spaces and how they impact your life From an idea and an Instagram, to a full time business Why an organizing business is a wellness business Showing gratitude for what you have in your space "The less clutter you have, the less stress you have” Clear space, clear mind’ How to handle items with sentiment value and still be clutter free What is a curated wardrobe? Self Care and what that looks like for Sam The Joy of Missing out JOMO *AND SO MUCH MORE
July 8, 2019
#40 Meaning Less; On Choosing Self-Acceptance and Losing Respect for Others’ Respect | Adam Hise
Episode 40: Meaning Less; On Choosing Self-Acceptance and Losing Respect for Others' Respect. Nat and Adam dive into the journey of self-acceptance and why it is so crucial to our livelihood. Adam Hise Writer, deep thinker, passionate human Instagram: @baronvonhise Adam Hise is a writer from Covington, Virginia. Adam and I met in 2006 and then reconnected in 2018. In those years in between, Adam turned inward. He challenged nearly every aspect of his “identity," dug deep, got vulnerable, and faced his ego head on. On the podcast today, Adam shares his journey of self- discovery. It’s jam packed with insight and what he found on the other side. This passionate soul is going to change the world someday. Stay tuned for more from him.  Topics covered: What is the health and wellness lifestyle? Adam’s daily routine: Stretching, cold showers, meditation, and more! The journey to self-acceptance "All of mans trouble stems from his inability to sit in a room by himself" How summers in Bozeman, Montana and how that turned Adam, “inward." Writing and impact, “seeming" vs. “being” What is the ego? Want more from Adam? Here are some of Adam's Medium Articles:
June 10, 2019
#39 Body Wisdom, Diet Culture, and Healing From an Eating Disorder | Cara Carin Cifelli
Episode 39: Body Wisdom, Diet Culture, and Healing From an Eating Disorder. Natalie and Cara talk about diet culture, what it is, how it affects us, and how we can heal our bodies through practices like intuitive living. Cara Carin Cifelli Host of Love Your Bod Pod Author of the book Body Wisdom Instagram: @Caraskitchen Cara Carin Cifelli is a certified holistic health coach who helps humans feel confident around food and in their bodies. Cara is a certified holistic health coach who helps humans feel confident around food and in their bodies. Through education, positive psychology, neuroscience, intuitive development and major realness; she offers her clients a personal, integrated experience that allows them to connect deeply to the woven in wisdom of their bodies so healthy eating and healthy living is fun and easy, not full of guilt, stress and shame. Through her private mentorship, online course, podcast, and Instagram, Cara is inspiring others to live fully self-expressed, free from societies expectations of their bodies and their lives. She's been featured in Mind Body Green, Recovery Warriors, Elephant Journey, and The Feed Feed and is the author of the book Body Wisdom now available on Amazon. Topics covered: Cara’s journey of healing from an eating disorder Cultural programing and the issue with grouping "health and weight loss” in the same category The impact of the media The pursuit of thinness  The pressure on women to be thin and beautiful Fat-phobia  The real story behind the food industry Orthorexia, what is it? How we demonize food in diet culture The impact of the wellness culture on diet culture Body Wisdom  Food for pleasure Why eating doesn’t have to be complicated
May 31, 2019
#38 What You Need To Know About Periods And The Pill | Amanda Montalvo
Episode 38: What You Need to Know About Periods And The Pill with Amanda Montalvo. Nat and Amanda explore periods, explain the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle, birth control, birth control symptoms, and how our environment impacts the way our body functions. Amanda Montalvo Amanda is an integrative dietitian & women’s health expert specializing in women's hormones. She helps people have an awesome period by decreasing their toxic load and balancing their hormones naturally.  Instagram: @amandamontalvord  Topics covered: What is a period? How does birth control work? What is the difference between a hormonal and a copper IUD? How can you transition off hormonal birth control? How you can naturally support liver detox to balance hormones. Seed cycling. Reducing toxic load *AND so much more
May 12, 2019
#37 Is It Time To Break Up With Coffee? | Rasa Koffee, Lopa van der Mersch
#37 Adaptogenic Herbal Coffee  // Lopa van der Mersch, Rasa Koffee. Nat and Lopa dive into the journey to creating Rasa and how coffee can negatively impact the body. How does your body respond to coffee?  Think about it for a second... Does it make you feel jittery, anxious or irritable? If so, you are NOT alone and there are healthy alternatives for you and your body! Rasa is an organic adaptogenic herbal coffee alternative with deep roots in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine.  The Rasa formula is packed with great-tasting herbs that provide lasting energy and nourish your adrenals rather than tax them.   Lopa van der Mersch Founder of Rasa Coffee Instagram: @wearerasa  Topics covered: How Rasa was started: Where motherhood and business intersect  Adaptogenic herbs and  how they are useful in the body  How coffee affects the body  Coffee & Kapha body types  Acknowledging and listening to our natural energy states  Lopa’s favorite way to made a Rasa latte  *And so much more!
May 9, 2019
#36 Sex Every Day | Caitlin & Michael Doemner
Episode 36: Sex Every Day. Nat, Caitlin and Michael dive into their book Sex Every Day and why it is as important as communication in a relationship. Caitlin and Michael Doemner co-authored the book of Sex Every Day, a guidebook to prioritize sex in your marriage. They believe that everyone would be happier & healthier if they focus on their pleasure. They have been happily married for over ten years and have continued to have sex every day despite having four children and building several successful businesses together. In their new book Sex Every Day Caitlin & Michael share the 3-step process they use to prioritize sex in their marriage. Topics covered on the episode: The difference between men and women and how they might approach sex The barriers to intimacy in a marriage, like having kids Body shame while naked and how to overcome it Prioritizing daily sex and intimacy How to talk about sex with your partner How you can use communication to enhance your relationship/marriage/sex life The benefits of daily intimacy How mindfulness can increase pleasure
May 8, 2019
#35 The Mind Body Soul Connection | Noelle Agape
Episode 35: The Mind-Body-Soul Connection // Noelle Agape. Nat and Noelle discuss Noelle's life's purpose of helping clients find balance in their lives so they can live the highest version of themselves, coaching them to self mastery; mastering their mind, mastering their ego, mastering their body, mastering their energy and mastering their souls purpose. Noelle Agape M.A, PPS, NLP Health and Wellness Counselor NLP & Energy Medicine Trainer TV Host of The Infinite Wellness Show- available on BingTV Instagram: @noelle_agape Noelle Agape is a health and wellness Counselor for the past 17 years with a focus on Health and Wellness. She have 12 years of formal Education and Training in Psychology, Quantum Physics, Energy Healing, Neuro Linguistic Programing and Yoga. She is a TV Host of the Infinite Wellness Show, International Speaker and has developed and implemented wellness retreats around the world. Her goal is to help clients find balance in their lives so they can live the highest version of themselves, coaching them to self mastery; mastering their mind, mastering their ego, mastering their body, mastering their energy and mastering their souls purpose. Her practice is about connecting Mind, Body, Soul and Spirt, through emotional counseling, nutritional support, life coaching and overall health and wellbeing counseling. Notes: Wellness as a mind body soul connection Living your purpose What it means to be a health and wellness counselor. What is NLP? What are limiting beliefs?  How emotions are stored in the body as energy and how we can connect to our body. Meditation as a tool to listen to our body. How can we tune into our bodies? We can connect to your breath. Stop what you are doing and breath in deeply and feel it through your entire body. 5-second breathing technique to calm you down. Meditation in every day life and activities to bring you back into your center ”Death taught me how to live life.” What is an alkaline diet? Living consciously What resonates with you? Follow that. Everything we need is already within us if we listen to our bodies. What brings you joy? Joy is the highest possible vibration on the planet.
April 25, 2019
#34 Share Love Everywhere | The Power of Positivity | Love Everywhere, Ashley Reale
#34 Share Love Everywhere | The Power of Positivity | Love Everywhere, Ashley Reale. Nat and Ashley talk the power of positivity and how it has the power to change the world! Love Everywhere is a company with a mission to spread love around the world. Ashley Reale If you find one of Ashley’s cards, you can tell them where you found the card on their website! Instagram: @shareloveeverywhere  Topics/themes covered in the podcast: What is Love Everywhere? The corporate environment and how unhappiness in the office turned a secret mission to encourage her coworkers through positivity and affirmations Change, a move and motherhood and how that changed Ashley’s life Spreading affirmations became a hobby that grew into a website and Instagram account which lead to much, much more! "You are on purpose” & “Perfect is being exactly who you are" The power in affirmations and speaking kindly to yourself. How manifestation ties into affirmations The downside of being a people pleaser and how it can actually be damaging to your self worth Motherhood and how it shifts your priorities Why it’s important to realize that people are not thinking about you as much as you think they are and how that realization gives you a bit of freedom The value in learning from failure Ashley shares one of her failures and what she learned from it
April 1, 2019
#33 What is Collagen? & The Power of Community | Jenny Barber
#33 What is Collagen? & The Power of Community | Jenny Barber.  Nat and Jenny talk collagen. What is collagen and what are the benefits? We also cover health and wellness tips and life lessons that have helped us get to where we are today. Jenny Barber Instagram: @jennynbarber @vitalproteins First Descents: Topics covered in the episode: What is collagen? The benefits of collagen, joints, gut health, hair, skin and nails Jenny’s background- how it started with food: Culinary school How Jenny used her love and knowledge of food to heal  What is First Decents?  The power of a community and human connection The power of empathy We are here to lean on each other so why not do that? Giving and exchanged of energy Receiving and giving as a part of human connection Why you should enjoy the journey of your life and where it leads you Life lessons and advice: Enjoy the ride: Let go and let things happen without stressing about them. Living in the moment. It’s OK to not be sure. There is so much to be learned at every corner of life. Gratitude is seeing the beautiful in every moment of life. There is magic in being grateful for what would be perceived as small all the way to the grand things. There is more positivity in life when you are looking for.  How social media can take you out of the moment Wellness habits: dark chocolate every day ;) Body oils, rose quarts rollers, quiet time in the morning, working out, coffee or matcha, spending time in nature, nutrition and cooking, seeing food as energy Human design: the study of how we best exchange energy in the world Go easy on yourself, self love, compassion and grace "Thats why they make chocolate and vanilla.” *A grace pass*
March 24, 2019
#32 What Are You Willing To Do For Health? | True Core Health, Amy Morrison
Episode 32: What Are You Willing To Do For Health? | True Core Health, Amy Morrison Nat and Amy talk about wellness, curving the mindset around health mentally, spiritually, and physically Amy Morrison Certified Coach, has a degree in Clinical mental health counseling, is a personal trainer and fitness instructor, and works with people through relationship issues, anxiety, grief and loss, motivation issues, and weight loss just to name a few using various therapeutic modalities.    True Core Health & Fitness True Core is all about connecting clients to what is most important to them. I am passionate about utilizing goals and values to give clients a clear vision into what they want for their future. I know lack of motivation or a lack of vision can get in the way, which is why I am passionate about traveling alongside my clients in their journey to increased self awareness and upward movement. Topics/themes for the episode: Health and wellness Self-care Living a life you are proud of The journey to True Core Health and Fitness Sharing inspiration and how it can impact others Encouraging local entrepreneurs by supporting the good vibes! *And SO much more
February 20, 2019
#31 What is CBD? | NOHI Wellness
What is CBD? All of your cannabis and CBD questions answered by the experts!
February 17, 2019
#30 I'm Scared As Hell But I'm Doing It Anyway | The Power in a Positive Mindset // Maddie Stoddard
Nat and Maddie talk wellness and the importance of having a positive mindset. Life will throw you curve balls and how you handle them makes all the difference.
January 27, 2019
#29 Mindfulness with Molly | Woodhull Wellness, Molly Woodhull
Nat and Molly talk Mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Why is it such a buzzword right now? Molly shares the tips and trips for how you can practice mindfulness in your every day life.
January 6, 2019
#28 Adding Value to Your Life & Home | Samantha Claire Design, Samantha Dalton
“Always add value to the spaces and lives around you.” Nat and Sam talk about her interior design business and the ways she uses human connection for the better!
December 18, 2018
#27 Let's Get Personal | My Interview with Andy Kushner
Nat shares her life story and travels with Andy Kusher. Recorded in January 2018 at Podfest 2018!
December 7, 2018
#26 Healing with Herbs | Bridget's Botanicals, Bridget Molloy
Nat and Bridget talk women's health and vitality, natural healing herbs and cocktail bitters!
October 28, 2018
#25 The Movement Episode | The Boulder Movement Collective, Matt Bernstein
Episode 35: Matt shares his passion for movement and how he started an incredible movement community at Boulder Movement Collective Matt Bernstein The Boulder Movement Collective 3280 Valmont Rd, Unit A Boulder, CO 80301 Website: Instagram:  @BoulderMovementCollective Facebook: Video of Ido Portal and THE Movement! Show Notes: Matt’s path from being a Firefighter, a CrossFitter second and a movement expert Ido Portal- inspiration behind BMC Why every person who is in a discipline has a lot in common with each other.  Morning meditation groups at 5am at the Bernstein house in Boulder Movement= Footwork drills, hand-eye coordination, being able to change direction quickly, expression, spine movement, breathing, mindfulness, rhythm, mobility, somatic breathing/meditation, being able to sitting still The importance of a work life balance no matter what your passion is How Matt raises his kids with movement principals Matt’s perfect morning The one movement that can help you in your day-to-day life.. How movement has changed his life and how you can come in for FREE to try out the Boulder Movement Collective!
October 16, 2018
#24 Bonus Episode: Accepting Change with an Open Heart | A Guided Meditation for Fall
A guided meditation for accepting change with an open heart.
September 19, 2018
#23 Cultural Exchange and Why They're Important | Ana Troha, Patrycja Kolsut, Vera Danheiser
A Serbian, a Polack and a German walk into a bar.. and talk all about their experiences immigrating into the USA.
August 22, 2018
#22 The Self-Care Episode | Inner Light Wellness, Kelly Ingraham
Nat talks with Innerlight Wellness founder Kelly Ingraham about the benefits of Infrared saunas and other important self-care practices!
August 12, 2018
#21 Trauma Recovery Support and Emotional Healing | Bodywiseyt, Becca Filiault
Nat and Becca talk yoga therapy and what it looks like to create space for healing.
July 11, 2018
#20 Bonus Episode: Mid-2018 check-in | A Guided Meditation for Beginners
A guided meditation or beginners
July 10, 2018
#19 Helping People Live Healthier | Salt Water Wellness, Jenny Hayes
Nat and Jenny talk about how we can all be healthier by finding balance in our lives.
July 7, 2018
#18 Naturopathic Living | Revitalize Wellness Center, Dr. Nina Manipon
Nat sits down with natropathic physician Dr. Nina Manipon to talk wellness!
July 2, 2018
#17 Safer Beauty & Personal Care Products | Beauty Counter, Danica Delia
Danica and Natalie talk safer beauty care products.
May 22, 2018
#16 Mindful Education | Mindfullnest, Emily Tully
Mindfullness programs and curriculum for schools
May 15, 2018
#15 Bonus Episode: Nat's Live Meditation Event Recap | 8 Minute Meditation
Nat's meditation background and a guided mediation.
May 8, 2018
#14 The Art in Photography | Dave Dellinger Photography
Nat sits down with her big brother to talk about life and his photography business!
April 24, 2018
#13 CrossFit 101 | Dynamic Athletics, Bill Gallagher
Why is Crossfit for life? Listen to this episode to find out! Bill shares his story from desk job to opening his own gym all before 25!
April 10, 2018
#12 Bonus Episode: How To Set Intentions For April | Breathing Meditation
Intention setting and meditation for a new month!
April 2, 2018
#11 Healthy Food Home Delivery | Maikana Foods, Jaimeson Van Loan
Did you know Maikana means "come and eat " in Fijian? Healthy food made fresh and delivered to your door!
March 27, 2018
#10 When Wellness Is So Much More Than A Trend | Samantha Hayes
When a diagnosis of MS sparks a new wellness journey for Sam.
March 20, 2018
#9 How Nutrition Can Combat Inflammation | Comprehensive Nutrition, Loryn Galardi
Anti-inflammatory diets and why they work!
March 13, 2018
#8 Bonus Episode | 5 Minute Guided Meditation
Nat's Wellness Tidbit and Meditation!
March 6, 2018
#6 How to Fuel Your Fitness with Nutrition | FYF, Georgette Naber
Count Macros, love food
February 20, 2018
#2 Reiki Healing | Dinah Reyes
We all need a little reiki in our lives.
January 23, 2018
#1 Why Yoga Rules | Regina Hodel
#01 Why Yoga Rules // Regina Hodel Welcome to Not Another Wellness Podcast! This is our first episode, an interview with YTT200 yoga teacher Regina Hodel. We dive into Regina's life and journey to becoming a yoga teacher. We talk spirituality, religion, yoga, meditation, mindfulness and why yoga is always a practice. Namaste
January 16, 2018
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