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The Pure Living Family Podcast

The Pure Living Family Podcast

By Shawn Blymiller
Our self-awareness journey through our son Theo's Autism and PANDAS diagnoses.
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Things You Wish You Could Ask Families With Special Needs Children But Don't Know How.
In this episode we tackle questions that parent’s of typical children have asked us to answer about our child with special needs. Everything’s on the table, no question is a bad question! We love that parents out there are wanting to learn and understand so that they can be a better support to friends and their community. We’d like to thank Aeroflow Urology for sponsoring this post. As a parent to a child with special needs, I’m always looking for tips and tricks to share with my friends here on this space. Many kids who have special needs experience delayed potty training or the inability to completely potty train. We’re all too aware that diapers and pull-ups can be super expensive. But did you know that your insurance benefits can cover the cost of these items? With Aeroflow Urology, your little one may be able to get their diapers and pull-ups for free! Visit
August 11, 2022
The Birth of Functional Medicine Coaching Academy with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum
Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum the founder of FMCA ( joins us for this episode. Dr. Sandi has her PhD from Fielding Graduate University and trained as an Integrative Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Sandi is a member of the Forbes Business Council and contributes regularly to their publication. Here is one of her latest articles:  Dr. Scheinbaum talks about how she started to teach special needs parents stress management in a local market and how that inspired her to start a coaching course in collaboration with the The Institute for Functional Medicine. ( Shawn graduated from FMCA in March of 2021 and absolutely loved the program. If you are wanting a personal transformation and to help others along the way sign up for their 12 month program.  Dr. Mark Hyman recently came out and praised the program. He stated: "If you love teaching others about wellness, listening to their unique health stories, and helping people reach their goals, I highly recommend considering FMCA 12-month, self-paced Health Coach Certification Program." 
July 21, 2022
The Birth of Utah Men's Circle with Joe Speredon
Shawn sits down with Joe Speredon the founder of the Utah Men's Circle to hear about his experience in birthing this amazing group. Joe talks about how he discovered and what happened when he attended one of their events. Joe didn't know how he was going to bring home what he learned. Now Joe leads mens groups every 2 weeks here in Utah and he invites all who hear the call to come and participate. If you live out of state and are interested in traveling to Utah to attend one of these events email us at  You can find Joe at the following links:
July 07, 2022
Happy Camper's Gluten Free Bread
In this episode Angela sits down with Lacy and Jan from Happy Campers bakery. If you haven’t tried their bread, you’re missing out!  Listen to this episode to learn about why the ingredients in your bread are so important to your overall health.  Happy Campers truly cares about the health of their customers and we just love their mission. Happy Campers website: Use discount code “THEOBOY” for 10% off your purchase.  This is not just for first time orders!!! The code that keeps on giving. Follow them on instagram here: “Hello, Lacy and Jan here! We embarked on a mission to bake great gluten free bread and started Happy Campers bakery back in 2010, before gluten free was cool. The mission has always been to make an everyday staple that is BOTH super delicious and super healthful. Everything we make is a product of our personal need for safe gluten free food and our passion for organic, healthy, whole and nourishing foods. We’re so excited our paths have crossed and we can’t wait for the opportunity to bake for you!”
June 23, 2022
Savor by Suzie
Join us for an amazing conversation with Suzie from Savor by Suzie. The company has created gluten free, grain free, allergy free pretzels that are seriously some of the most tasty pretzels we've ever had. They are Theo approved and even Eva loves them too! The most amazing part about Savor by Suzie is their mission to employ neurodiverse adults and help them tap into their potential. Suzie says, "they are here to teach us more than we are here to teach them."  Excerpt from their website: Calling All Autistic Entrepreneurs, Dreamers and Creatives! Autism Awareness Grant Contest. How would you like the chance to win money so you can finally realize your dreams for your company, idea or passion? If you answered YES, then you’re in the right place….. click below: Use code THEOBOY for 20% off your order
June 02, 2022
Today's the big day
When Eva was 4 year's old Angela started teaching Eva affirmations to say out loud every morning. This has become a favorite for us and for our friends on Instagram. This is our story of why we started the affirmations and how we came to decide to create affirmation shirts. Eva tells everyone how she gained the confidence to learn her back handspring and her back tuck, as well as how she gives herself confidence for tests in school.  We're so excited to finally launch Eva's affirmation shirts. Take a listen to to this video SHE made. You'll die, she's just the sweetest! We hope her affirmations will inspire you just like they've inspires us. You can go to the link in my bio to preorder.  We are offering a discount code to anyone that shares her reel. Just tag @angelablymiller on Instagram and we will send you the code. ( If your account is private direct message us a screen shot because your tag won't come through) ***** we sized up one size for each of us for a more loose fit***** The shirts are super soft & comfy (infant & toddler shirts are not available quite yet). The shirts are made to order and will be shipped out biweekly. Small new business here, thank you for the support. #affirmations #dailyaffirmations #specialneedsfamily #manifestyourdreams #positivevibes #sharepositivity #childrenaffirmations #specialneedslife #specialneedsister #kindnessmatters #pandasawareness #autoimmuneencephalitis #childentrepreneur #dancingdiva #evathediva #thepurelvingfamily
May 28, 2022
The story behind “I Want to Tell You” book series
Today we interview Natashia, the creator of “I Want to Tell You” books. -The I Want to Tell You book series is composed of seven titles, each with a topic to help your child connect to his or her world, and to you! Communication is essential to life, and as caregivers, we must support our children and give them a tool to make those vital connections. The soundboard books offer multiple communication approaches, between the photographs, the soundboard audio, and the sign language. Website: Instagram: Unique discount code offered to our listeners: THEOBOY for 15% off
May 12, 2022
Movement is Medicine- Finding Mental Health and Clarity with Movement with Austin Rawlings
Movement is Medicine. @austinrawlings talks about how he used #75hard to help improve his mental health and clarity. Taking care of yourself can be challenging and exhausting, especially when you are worried about taking care of everyone else. I have learned that when we take better care of ourselves we have more energy and more clarity to offer to others. #mindfulness #stressawarenessmonth #movementismedicine  You can find Austin's piano service at : You can follow him on Instagram at: @austinrawlings  Don't forget to check out This Christmas we would like to donate money to families that are wanting to work with Functional Medicine doctors or to do stem cells and are unable to pay for it. These services are all cash based and are expensive. Do you want to help us gift a family something special this year? You can donate on our website.
April 28, 2022
Men Have Feelings? What?!? with Taylor Cooper
I met Taylor Cooper at a men's group about 18 months ago. This men's group practiced meditation and created a space for men to express themselves. Taylor stood out in the group so I followed him on Instagram. He soon later posted a picture of him crying on Insta. That picture really bothered me for a while. Why would a man put a picture up on social media of him crying? Over time I have really grown to appreciate and respect the work that Taylor is doing. Taylor helps people to find their own healing. In this podcast Taylor talks about what he does and what his Conquer You Experience offers. He leads drum circles, yoga, helps people build sweat lodges, and so much more. Check out the podcast to hear about his work. Taylor helps run a mens group now called Utah Men's Circle. They meet 1-2 times a month. Check out the link below: Taylor's Instagram: The Conquer You Experience: CYE - Medicine Wheel Drummers - Facebook link Utah Men's Circle (formally CYE - Men's Brotherhood Tribe)- Facebook link The Drum Circle in Salt Lake County is held here: This company runs men's retreats all over the country: Remember, we give you permission to take better care of yourself so you can take better care of those who you care for. (Dad's need to care for themselves too) -
April 14, 2022
7 Month Update Post Stem Cells
We went to Dream Body Clinic in September 2021. We have seen so many benefits. This is just a quick Theo update. I apologize for the sniffling. This time of year Shawn gets hit with allergies. Our lesson learned is to mute the mic when not speaking.  Remember to check out This is the clinic that we went to for stem cells. We love them.  Also, don't forget to check out our website at
April 08, 2022
Raising Testosterone Naturally through Mindfulness Meditation and Cold Plunges with Shane Rawlings
Shane Rawlings is a very successful businessman and entrepreneur. We are fortunate enough to have him on the show to tell us how he came to discover the benefits of cold plunging and raising his testosterone naturally. Shane joined me on one of my Saturday hikes in December 2021 and did a cold plunge with me. Shane even broke the ice with his boot when I wasn't so sure we were going to be able to do the plunge, because our spot was frozen over. Shane was the one who said : "I came all of this way, I am going to do it."  Shane has since become a dedicated cold plunger. He has measured his testosterone levels with his doctor and lowered his testosterone dosage that he has been receiving from his doctor because of his weekly plunge routine. Shane mentions a supplement that he has been taking. Here is the link to the rhodiola:  Shawn also mentioned the supplements that he takes daily to raise testosterone naturally. Here are the links to those 2 products: Pine Pollen Tincture: Beef Testicle Capsule: Shaman Shane offers insights on tapping into your own mental capacities.  Funny video from JP Sears: AwakenWithJP -Cold Plunging - The Hottest Biohacking Trend Right Now- Video: Make your own Cold Plunge Video:  If you are fancy, buy this one:  “Mindfulness is always mindfulness of something. You cannot concentrate on or become mindful of nothing. So to practice mindfulness you need an object. When you focus your attention on your breath, your breathing is the object of your mindfulness and concentration. When you generate the energy of mindfulness, it will embrace the object of your attention and keep it alive in your mind… -Thich Nhat Hanh in The Art of Power We would like to challenge all the dads out there to do a cold plunge for at least 3 minutes, if you can go longer, do it. Cold showers don't count. Tell us about the experience on social media with the hashtag #wildwarriordad  Don't forget to check out
March 31, 2022
March 22nd Update- Trying to Find the Flow in all the Chaos
We have so much to be grateful for. Theo did amazing attending Eva's dance competition. He sat for 3 hours and really watched Eva perform. Shawn finished 75-Hard on March 21st based on Angela's leadership and example. We are trying to find our highest selves and we have learned that we can only get there when we take care of ourselves, so we can better be present for our kids.  We are grateful for our friends, family, and supporters as we really try our very hardest to find answers for Theo. You guys fuel us with your positive affirmations and by telling us about the changes you are making based on what you are learning and hearing. There is so much hope and light.  #75hardchallenge Remember to check out our website at We give you permission to take better care of yourself, so you can take better care of those who you care for. 
March 26, 2022
Nikou Lohse- Healing your Gut through Movement, Mindfulness, and Nutrition
I first met Nikou Lohse on the social audio app called Clubhouse. She was hosting a room called Failing Forward: Taking Back Your Health. The energy in the room was upbeat, energetic, and super informative. I knew I had to stay and learn. That is how I was first introduced to Dr. Phil. Remember we had him on the podcast a few weeks ago. He is the Pharmacist turned Naturalistic Health Coach. You can listen to our podcast with him and Nikou's podcast with him here: The Pure Living Family Podcast with Dr. Phil: Nikou's Failing Forward Podcast with Dr. Phil: Dr. Phil Carson Part 1 – Natural Ways to Cure Disease and Fix Your Gut-Brain Connection with Dr. Phil Carson: Nikou comes on our show to talk about how she healed herself from SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), better known as leaky gut. She also talks about why she started the Failing Forward Podcast and the Failing Forward Clubhouse room. Nikou has also graciously extended a special offer to all of the Pure Living Family Podcast listeners.  We know that working out when you are a parent is not always easy. Nikou has created an On Demand library of workouts for all those Mommas out there with workouts that are anywhere from 15-90 minutes, and she provides journal prompts for meditation. She has also created a meal plan to help others to heal from SIBO. You can access it all here: For a 20% lifetime discount (use code PURELIVING) Nikou's Instagram- Elev8ted Tribe Website Failing Forward Podcast Thank you for being part of the Pure Living Family. We hope that we have helped you feel supported, uplifted, and guided to the next steps in your healing journey.  Don't forget to check out our Micro-Greens that help to establish a healthy gut microbiome: 
March 17, 2022
Recreational Therapy for Mental Health with Co-founder of Thread Wallets, Colby Bauer
I am humbled and grateful to welcome this week's guest to the Pure Living Family podcast. Colby and Mckenzie Bauer created Thread Wallets when they were living in Hawaii back in 2015. has listed @thread_wallets in their top 5,000 businesses in 2021 with over 1,000% in 3 year growth.  My favorite thing about these futuristic leaders is their desire to give as they grow. Listen as Colby, co-founder of Thread Wallets, tells the story of how he came to create the @carry_on_foundation. This is their non-profit focused on #mentalhealth. Colby tells his real life, raw story of how he came to realize the importance of his own mental health if he was going to take care of his employees and the business. The Carry On Foundation mission statement reads: Our purpose is to educate youth on the importance of mental health and to provide them with the necessary tools to help them find mental stability and learn life skills through action sports (surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding/skiing, outdoor recreation, art and music.  We will also provide a network of external resources such as therapist/specialists, doctors, facilities, and other organizations that facilitate helping individuals to get the clinical attention they need. You can check out Thread Wallets here: The Carry On website is: Carry On Instagram:
March 03, 2022
Dr. Phil Carson- Pharmacist turned Naturalistic Health Coach
Dr. Phil Carson has been practicing Naturopathic, Holistic, Integrative medicine since the early 1990’s. He is a registered Pharmacist in Mississippi and he is a Doctor of Pharmacy in Tennessee. Shawn met Dr. Carson on Clubhouse where he was volunteering his time to help people that are trying to take back their health naturally and holistically. Dr. Carson offers his expertise through telemedicine and he was gracious enough to sit down with us to tell his story. You can find him at the following links: Check out all that Dr. Phil Carson has to offer. Schedule time with Dr. Carson to help you take control of your health This is Dr. Carson's supplement line of products. Dr. Phil Carson's book that is such a great resource. Simple and effective ways to find your best healthy version of yourself. Buy his book on Amazon  Phil Carson, President of Carson Natural Health, LLC is a Pharmacist and Wellness Coach who thinks outside the box of traditional medicine. He believes in helping people avoid or reduce medications by finding natural and integrative holistic solutions to their health problems. He is committed to leading people to finding the root cause of their health problems and not just treating the symptoms. Phil is passionate about inspiring and teaching people how to live more happy, healthy and whole lives by equipping them with the knowledge to make the right choices for optimal health. Website… Don't forget to check out The Pure Living Family products at
February 24, 2022
Let’s talk diapers! - Mica from Aeroflow Urology
Angela sits down with Mica from Aeroflow Urology to discuss the incontinence needs we are faced with as a special needs family. The best think about Aeroflow is they help you get it all covered by your insurance! Start here to fill out their quick intake form to get insurance coverage.  You will get assigned your own personal Aeroflow Specialist to guide you through the already easy process If for some reason your insurance does not cover your needs use code THEOBOY to lower the already warehouse prices! Follow on instagram to see their amazing tips and tricks to help our kiddos Don't forget to check out 
February 10, 2022
Dr. Armen Nikogosian Talks About How He Discovered Functional Medicine and His Approach to Medicine
Dr. Nik has become an extension of our family. He has helped us get through the darkest and hardest hours. The thing that I love the very most about Dr. Nik is his humility. He talks about how we are all still learning things about Autism and in Theo's case, PANDAS. Find a doctor that is open to discussion and conversation about the path for your kid. Dr. Nik shares his experience of how he found Functional Medicine courses to help treat his son. I love how aligned we are with Dr. Nik both medically and spiritually. These special kids have a lot to teach us.  You can find Dr. Nik here: Don't forget to check out our website and check out our products, like the micro-greens that we talk about in this podcast.
February 03, 2022
Self-Healing through Breathing Practices with Audrey O'Brien of
Angela and Shawn have both attended breathing courses by Audrey O'Brien and have gained immensely from the experience. We wanted to invite Audrey onto the show to give a brief introduction into her work. She offers so much free content through her instagram @thebreathingco but my experience in her breathing exercise was life changing and it was empowering. We can be our own healers. Our body can begin to heal itself in all categories. I speak of emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. Listen to the conversation to hear about how to enter this healing state of consciousness.  Audrey uses the term Physicianship when discussing the healing journey. This is her disclaimer: "Physicianship disclaimer - I am not a doctor and would never want to portray that I am something I am not. The articulation of ‘autonomous physicianship’ in this discussion, it is my suggestion that through the heart, lungs, respiratory muscles, and internal systems there is autonomous individual healing and in that way tools and ‘physcianship’ of and within self." Here are where you can find Audrey online. Breathwork as medicine course - ig @thebreathingco Product to aid in meditation: Komuso Link Remember that The Pure Living Family gives you permission to take better care of yourself, so you can take better care of those that you care for. 
January 27, 2022
Seth Hooley of talks to us about CBD
Disclaimer: This particular podcast includes adult conversations with cursing. Also, we are not doctors but Seth grows hemp himself so you are learning directly from a farmer. CBD is legal in all 50 states but THC levels are still in most CBD products. Do your research to make sure that the product is not going to bring your THC levels too high for your job or for your personal beliefs. Please consult with your doctor and do your own research.  Cannabis has been used for thousands of years and the CBD craze has hit America since the the 2018 Farm Bill. Title X of the bill states that the federal government was going to start implementing rules for the commercial production of hemp. Seth Hooley has spent his life in agriculture and tells us about why and how he started farming and cultivating his own hemp flower. He talks about the process of breeding flowers to get the legal and proper THC levels sorted out. He talks about why he does it, because it is really meaningful to help people be present and live their lives. He strongly believes that does that for people.  You can find Seth at the following links: or his Instagram. For a 20% discount use discount code THEO. Remember to check out If you are on your own self-healing journey, we try to provide guidance, insight, and products that we have used on our path to healing. 
January 13, 2022
What every day toxins in your home are effecting your health? Ryan Blaser from Test My Home.
When I was in the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy we learned a lot about toxic overload. ( Our home is the holiest of holies. It is where we lay our head down to rest to recover from life's challenges. Ryan Blaser from Test My Home teaches us the concept of the toxic soup that we live in. He uses the analogy that there is this bucket that is being filled up by all of the toxins in our surroundings. He helps us to identify these toxins and understand how they impact our bodies. Test My Home helps to identify which toxins are present in your home and in your environment so you are empowered to know what to do about it.  We learned a lot and know how to move forward because of what Ryan showed us. We encourage all to check out their website because they give simple and free tips of how to lower the toxic load on you and your family. Here are the links to their website and their social media: Here are links to some of the other brands and things that we talked about in the show: For a $10 gift from Angela at Branch Basics: We use this for our multipurpose cleaner, laundry & all stains from clothes to carpet.  Force of Nature is a total disinfectant that's as effective as bleach. We use this after meal prepping on counters and in bathrooms. EWG has an app and this is what we use to scan products before purchasing to check their toxic levels:
January 06, 2022
Dr. Hailey Arnold discusses the NutriTot's Genetic test and how you can learn what nutrients that your kid needs the most
Angela sits down with Dr Hailey Heard Arnold from NutriTots and discusses the importance of knowing our children’s genetic makeup. Dr. Heard explains how giving our kids the right vitamins, minerals and supplements is important for total wellness but it needs to be individualized! That’s where NutriTots and genetic testing comes in. Some bodies have a harder time processing and digesting specific vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. Being aware of that will help you create a personalized nutritional plan.  Check NutriTots out here: The Pure Living Family NutriTots Link NutriTots Instagram NutriTots Facebook Remember that you can check out our website at 
December 23, 2021
December 15th, 2021 update from Shawn and Angela
We have had a lot of really amazing guests over the last few weeks and we just wanted to summarize where we are and where Theo currently is in his treatment and health. We are so grateful for our friends that we have met through this multi-media world.  Keep your eyes and ears alert and ready for the new podcasts that we will be dropping in the next few weeks.  Theo is doing really well and we are so grateful for his progress since his stem cells treatment.  Be sure to check out our stuff at and follow us on Instagram @shawnblymiller and @angelablymiller
December 16, 2021
Restorative Coach Kevin Rail talks to us about Time Restricted Eating and Fasting
Kevin Rail is a Restorative Coach/Biohacker/Fasting Specialist/Fitness Entrepreneur/Co-founder of My Inferno Body. He was featured in the documentary film called Fasting that you can find on Amazon Prime. We talk about time restricted eating and fasting and the impact that it has on the body and the brain. (Shawn actually did a 3 day water fast this week with the help of our friends at WaterFusions and is finishing it later today) Kevin is considered a fasting expert, he has been practicing fasting for 20+ years. He is a fireball. He offers so much energy as we talk about overall health and fitness. We even get into talking about the different energy centers in the body.  My goal is to bio hack myself so I can help others bio hack themselves. Fasting Documentary- Kevin's website: -- 40 minute workouts to do in your own home. Kevin's Facebook: Kevin's Instagram: Kevin's YouTube: Our goal and our mission is to empower parents of special parents to take better care of themselves so they can take better care of those who they care for. Part of that journey is abandoning the structures that have abandoned us, and finding companies that care about us individually. Parents of special needs kids also have special needs to get themselves operating at the highest peak performance. When we are fit and healthy, we have more to offer to our special needs kids. Please check this podcast out #functionalmedicine #fasting #timerestrictedeating #intermittentfasting #functionalmedicinecoach
December 09, 2021
We interview Dennis Knibbe the owner of Water Fusions- How to add excitement and fun to nutrition
The story of Water Fusions is beautiful. The Wellness industry is growing exponentially and they are leading a revolution of delivering nutrients in a fun, creative and tasty way in the form of their micronutrient infused drinks that are excellent.  They also offer a DNA test that is an electromagnetic device. You place your hands on this medal sensor that sends electromagnetic waves through your body to read where your cells are inflammed or degenerative. They then give you a list of foods to eat to replenish yourself.  They also offer meditation courses that I intend to attend over the next few months.  Please check out their website at: STORE LOCATIONS SUGARHOUSE Water Fusions 2236 S 1300 E Suite D7 Salt Lake City UT, 84106 801-486-1523 The Ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food". Pure Living Family encourages everyone to get their main source of macro and micro nutrients from whole organic foods. We also encourage you to find creative and new alternative ways to deliver the micronutrients to your cells that need them.  Be sure to check out
December 02, 2021
We talk with Mandy Doman, The Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Brain Technologies about The Listening Program
We welcome in Mandy Doman, the Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Brain Technologies to talk about The Listening Program. Theo has been using the Listening Program now for over a year and it has been a huge help when Theo is in a flare and emotional. The music has helped to calm his nervous system in his worst moments and we are so grateful for music therapy. Listen in to hear about how Advanced Brain Technologies started, and how it works for our kiddos.  Check them out at: Founder of Advanced Brain Technologies Alex Doman interviews Dr. Allen T. Lewis, who specializes in PANDAS: Dr. Allen T. Lewis' practice in Ohio: The book I read that introduced me to The Listening Program:  Coloring Books that Mandy mentioned for a fun activity while listening: 
November 18, 2021
We talk with Michael DiCroce of Wild Warrior Nutrition about Men's Health and Testosterone
I am very excited about this podcast for a number of reasons. Our tag line on is "We give you permission to take better care of yourself, so you can take better care of those that you care for." As Special Needs parents our energies are challenged constantly. I never knew how much stress was possible to feel until Theo was in his PANDAS flares. I think it is time to take our own advice, specifically for myself as the Dad. We talk about how to raise your testosterone through diet, nutrition, and lifestyle change. Testosterone is our Life Force, it is our Life Energy for Men's Health. As a Functional Medicine Coach it is important to me to follow the Functional Medicine model in my overall health. The Functional Medicine model focuses on natural organic nutrition and lifestyle changes to optimize your health. We are launching a new project alongside Wild Warrior Nutrition with the hashtag #wildwarriordad.  Watch my instagram for the details on the project. @shawnblymiller -  Here are subjects we talked about in the podcast: Wild Warrior Nutrition YouTube playlist:
November 04, 2021
The Pure Living Family Talks with Brittyn, the Autism Dietitian
Meet Brittyn, the Autism Dietitian.  Brittyn is your go-to for everything diet related in navigating an autism diagnosis. The information she provides is everything we wish we had at the beginning of this diagnosis.  Check out library and her instagram
October 29, 2021
Post stem cell recap
Angela and Shawn give a run down of the latest updates with Theo 5 weeks post the stem cells procedure. We have some exciting news!  Remember to check out our Pure Living Greens. They are micro greens to help have a diverse and healthy microbiome. Our gut health greatly impacts our overall health. Check it out here;
October 14, 2021
Choosing a School
Angela and a few of her autism mom friend's, Laura & Marissa, discuss the different routes their kids are taking for school. Each one of our kids have unique strengths and struggles. Finding a school that is tailored to each one of them is possible and we will tell you how.
September 24, 2021
Rolling with the Punches
Life with a kid with special needs is hardly ever free sailing. There seems to be challenges that pop up at every opportunity. We talk about rolling with the punches and pushing through the tough times.  This podcast we highlight our new favorite product that we bought for Eva. The Gabb Watch. This allows us to get a hold of our 8 year old daughter whenever we need to, without having to worry about strangers trying to contact her. We control all of her contacts. Let us know what you think.  Don't forget to subscribe. 
September 02, 2021
Katie Wright and the story of Autism Speaks
We understand that there might be conflict with some very important relationships in most people's lives, especially with everything going on right now. We definitely have experienced conflict with loved ones. It is not fun and it is not easy to navigate.  This episode we interview Katie Wright. Her parents Bob and Suzanne Wright started Autism Speaks in the early 2000's. Katie offers wisdom that is not easy to find, especially in the special needs world.  The Pure Living Family Podcast is brought to you by - Empowering people to take control of their wellbeing Tinctures, Roll-ons, Pain cream, Hemp and CBD flower discount code THEO You can find the New York Times article that we discuss here:  If you would like to reach out to Katie you can find here on Twitter here:
August 19, 2021
Perception is Reality - Choose Your Narrative
Sponsor- We give you permission to take better care of yourself, so you can take better care of those that you care for. - Empowering people to take control of their wellbeing Tinctures, Rollons, Pain cream, Hemp and CBD flower discount code THEO A funny story about money with Eva Gestalt therapy: a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Fritz Perls (1893–1970). It focuses on insight into gestalts in patients and their relations to the world, and often uses role playing to aid the resolution of past conflicts. An important aspect of the GT mentality is an emphasis on being creative, spontaneous, and taking risks (Wheeler & Axelsson, 2015). It is expected that healthy behavior will sometimes be in conflict with societal norms.
August 12, 2021
Self-Care: It is not all about you.
We give you permission to take better care of yourself, so you can take better care of those that you care for. Sponsored by: - Empowering people to take control of their wellbeing. CBD Tinctures, Rollons, Pain cream, Hemp and CBD flower. Discount Code; THEO Shawn and Angela talk about self-care and what that looks like for the both of them. Shawn's self-care looks much different than Angela's and that is ok. Find what lights you up, excites you, and recharges your batteries.  You can't provide for others if you are on empty. Re-charge and rejuvenate yourself through self-care. Yoga : Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Character Strengths assessment- -  Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
July 29, 2021
Balancing acceptance with hope
As a parent to a special needs kid you are given a diagnosis and sent on your way. They try to point you to different resources of support but for the most part you are left to navigate this new reality on your own. I sometimes hate the diagnoses because it can be limiting. It seems to say that your kid will never do this or that. How do you arrive at acceptance but yet still hold on to hope that you can still find ways to help your kid progress? We discuss in this episode.
July 22, 2021
Dr. Nathan Wall with Thriving Family Chiropractic comes and hangs out with us to talk about the body's stress response.
Dr. Nathan Wall owns and he has become a dear friend. He has taken excellent care of Theo, and now me since the car accident. We catch up about the bodies stress response in general, and especially with kids with sensory challenges. Hear from one of our favorite medical providers around. 
July 09, 2021
Speech Therapists Haley Brooks & Jenna Kellogg
Speech therapists Haley Brooks & Jenna Kellogg chat with Angela about what speech therapy looks like with treating kids with autism. They discuss the barriers that interfere with care as well as provide help to find a great speech therapist for your child.
July 02, 2021
Eva the diva
We know that our kids are really the stars of the show. We know that is why you follow us on social media and why you support Pure Living Family. Here is an episode to get to know Eva a little bit better. Remember to follow us on Instagram. @shawnblymiller and @angelablymiller. You can also check out our website at 
June 24, 2021
Fecal Microbiota Transplant
 We did a Fecal Microbiota Transplant with Dr. Jason Klop : It helped Theo so much. Dr. David Perlmutter in his book Brain Maker has a whole chapter on how beneficial FMT can be for kids on the Autism Spectrum. Check out the book: This episode we talk about our overall experience going to Mexico for the procedure. 
June 17, 2021
How We Arrived At Theo's Diagnoses Part 2
We give a detailed history of Theo's background before autism and lead up to his diagnosis of Autism and PANDAS.
June 10, 2021
How We Arrived At Theo's Diagnoses Part 1
We give a detailed history of Theo's background before autism and lead up to his diagnosis of Autism and PANDAS.
June 03, 2021
The Pure Living Family Intro
We are the parents to a special needs boy named Theo. This is our story of our self-awareness journey through our sons diagnosis of Autism and PANDAS.
May 01, 2021