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.
#48 Travel Light Experience Heavy | Sheila Murray & James Simone
How to follow Sheila and James!
How Sheila and James met
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.
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
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
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: https://www.livelovivo.com/about
#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 email@example.com and check out what she is up to at https://betterbeings.net/
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.
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: https://www.nammex.com/
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
Episode 42 : Wellness While Pregnant & Living With MS
Natural birth control methods; Natural Cycles
Pregnancy and life changes
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
Episode 41: Clear Space, Clear Mind. Nat and Sam talk about the impact your space has on your LIFE.
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.
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
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.
Writer, deep thinker, passionate human
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.
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:
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
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.
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
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
Food for pleasure
Why eating doesn’t have to be complicated
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 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.
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.
Reducing toxic load
*AND so much more
#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
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!
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
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
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.
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?
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.
#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.
If you find one of Ashley’s cards, you can tell them where you found the card on their website!
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
#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.
Instagram: @jennynbarber @vitalproteins
First Descents: https://firstdescents.org
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*
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
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
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
Episode 35: Matt shares his passion for movement and how he started an incredible movement community at Boulder Movement Collective
The Boulder Movement Collective
3280 Valmont Rd, Unit A
Boulder, CO 80301
Video of Ido Portal and THE Movement!
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!
#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.