Happy Healthy Human Radio - Find Balance With Samantha Attard PhD, RYT, Doula

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By Samantha Attard
These broadcasts deliver big life lessons in digestible packages. You'll find meditations, recipes, yoga, and lessons on gaining balance from Samantha Attard. Sam is a doula, yoga instructor, nutrition PhD, and coach who specializes in eastern philosophy and Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system. Listen and find bliss and balance in your every day.
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Your Guide to Eating Healthy Oils
Jun 18, 201812:37
40 More Episodes
Your Guide to Eating Healthy Oils
Jun 18, 201812:37
Creating Routines According to your Dosha
Jun 18, 201809:51
Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle
Jun 18, 201810:15
Instant Gratification & Self-Improvement
Jun 18, 201809:09
30 minute yoga for creating space
Jun 11, 201833:29
Vegan, gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi
Jun 11, 201807:33
Tonglen Meditation - You are not alone
Jun 11, 201809:45
Relaxation from the inside out
Jun 11, 201809:20
How to find your intrinsic motivation
Jun 11, 201810:40
7 minute Rebalancing Yoga Sequence
Jun 4, 201810:18
Vegan Smoked Gouda Recipe
Jun 4, 201808:25
Your most significant relationship: media and you
Jun 4, 201810:09
The First Step in a Diet Makeover
Jun 4, 201806:24
Finding your Super Power (hint: it's not what you think)
Jun 4, 201809:12
45 Minute Yoga Sequence - Feeling your Infinite Potential
May 29, 201848:25
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
May 28, 201804:29
What to Eat Postpartum
May 28, 201811:02
Balancing Two Doshas At Once
May 28, 201809:12
Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation and Infinite Potential
May 28, 201810:01
20 minute yin yoga sequence
May 21, 201824:08
Pitta Pacifying Mint Lemonade Recipe
May 21, 201804:12
Labor Prep: Visualizing how labor starts
May 21, 201807:08
Savasana goals: letting go of labels
May 21, 201812:52
Finding the Yin in your Everyday Yang
May 21, 201812:08
30 Minute Yoga for Receiving Inspiration
May 17, 201835:28
Can your dosha change? And a pitta balancing recipe
May 17, 201810:19
Life is your Creative Process
May 16, 201807:11
In your third trimester? Know your Bishops Score!
May 15, 201811:48
In times of transition - "no new friends"
May 14, 201807:13
15 Minute Yoga to Relax your Shoulders - No Mat Necessary!
May 11, 201821:00
Beet-Sweetened Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe
May 10, 201812:05
Selfishness vs service and an abundance mindset
May 9, 201809:36
Ego eradicator: 3 minute exercise for confidence
May 8, 201815:02
5 questions to ask your doctor
May 7, 201808:52
Chocolate peanut butter date ball recipe
May 4, 201808:07
Breathwork for Balancing: Nadi Shodhana
May 3, 201808:47
30 Minute Morning Yoga
May 2, 201834:31
Snacking and meals - how much is too much?
May 1, 201810:50
The demons hate fresh air
Apr 30, 201810:00
Intro
Apr 30, 201800:40
Your Guide to Eating Healthy Oils
Are oils good for you? I say yes, as long as they're fresh! Yep - not all oils are created equally AND it's actually pretty easy for our standard oils to go rancid. YUCK. Today on the podcast, I'm sharing which oils are in my kitchen cabinet, and how I make sure that my oils stay fresh and healthy. PLUS, I'll share with you the super fast, easy, and cheap way that I make homemade nut butters! In today's episode: -Why all fats are not healthy for you. -How to tell if an oil is still fresh or has gone rancid. -What to look out for when you eat at restaurants to avoid rancid oils. -Why you need to look at your fish oil, your coffee, and your nut butters to reduce inflammation in your dit. -How to make the most delicious peanut butter ever! If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
12:37
June 21, 2018
Creating Routines According to your Dosha
In Ayurveda, we create daily routines to keep us in rhythm with our bodies, our days, and our seasons. In true Ayurvedic fashion, these routines need to be personalized according to your dosha (your mind-body type). When we create routines in line with our dosha, we reduce the risk of exacerbating our dosha and can keep our body in balance. Let's explore how to go about routine building according to your mind body type. Don't know your dosha? Take the quiz here: behappyhealthyhuman.com/discover-your-dosha-quiz In today's episode: -Why routines are so important for our mental and physical health. -How routines can be approached healthfully for vata, pitta, and kapha dosha. If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
09:51
June 20, 2018
Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle
Science has been slowly exploring and confirming the existence of a mind-body connection. One of the most palpable ways to see the mind-body connection in action is to explore the fear tension pain cycle. This is a cycle that happens in labor/delivery, in workouts, menstrual cramps, and stressful situations. In today's episode: -What the fear-tension-pain cycle is and how you can recognize it. -Why the fear-tension-pain cycle exists. -How to reverse the fear-tension-pain cycle to work in your favor. If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
10:15
June 19, 2018
Instant Gratification & Self-Improvement
Whew! After an amazing weekend at my Ayurvedic retreat in Virginia, I'm sharing a powerful lesson on self-compassion and self-improvement. I can't even count the amount of times that my clients have told me "I just need to let this go" in reference to stress or turmoil. My answer? Actually you don't need to let it go. In today's episode: -Why "I need to let this go" is an invitation for deeper inquiry. -What questions you can ask yourself to understand the root cause of your stress. -How self-improvement really happens. If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
09:09
June 18, 2018
30 minute yoga for creating space
Today's 30 minute yoga sequence is based on a sequence I used last week in class to help my doula client relax her pelvic floor, tone her leg muscles and get ready for labor! Don't worry - this is a great class to do, even if you aren't pregnant. Enjoy the space and relaxation that YOU create in your body in this sequence.  If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
33:29
June 15, 2018
Vegan, gluten-free sweet potato gnocchi
A new favorite recipe at my household: fast vegan gluten free sweet potato gnocchi (say that 5 times fast). My methods of making gnocchi may not be traditional, but you still get the delicious flavor and texture of traditional gnocchi. It's worth a try. In today's episode: How I prefer to cook gnocchi for perfect consistency. A vegan, gluten-free gnocchi recipe that takes 15 minutes or less to make!  If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
07:33
June 14, 2018
Tonglen Meditation - You are not alone
After a week where two very famous and "successful" people committed suicide, I'm sharing how I understand suicide from the lens of yoga, Ayurveda, and Buddhist wisdom. I'm also sharing a meditation practice that's beneficial for feeling your connection to others and less alone in your pain. If you're experiencing issues or thoughts of suicide, please contact that National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. In today's episode: -Yoga/Eastern theory on depression and suffering -How to view our own suffering -Tonglen meditation and how to process both internal and external suffering. If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
09:45
June 13, 2018
Relaxation from the inside out
It is so easy to get caught up in the external - all of the things that we can see and direct with our own eyes. But stress is a two-way street. It can come from an external source or an internal source. That means that relief can be internally generated as well. Today I'm sharing an exercise that will help you relax from the inside out. In today's episode: -Why it's so hard to recognize internal stress/tightness. -Why it's important to release physical tension. -How to do belly breathing to relax from the inside out. If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
09:20
June 12, 2018
How to find your intrinsic motivation
Happy Monday, everyone! The theme of last week was balancing your internal and external world. We live in a world with SO much sensory input. There are lessons, teachers, articles, and media everywhere we turn, and it can be hard to tap into what it is that WE value. Today on Happy Healthy Human Radio, I'm talking about intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation and how we can tap into the lasting, powerful, internally generated motivation. In today's episode: -What's the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? -Why extrinsic motivation won't make you happy in the long haul. -The difficulty of determining your intrinsic motivators. -An exercise to tap into your core values and find your intrinsic motivation. If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
10:40
June 11, 2018
7 minute Rebalancing Yoga Sequence
Try this simple set of poses after a long day at work. It will rebalance your energy and give you the boost you need to have a great evening with friends or family. I recommend using a block, book, or blanket, but you can do this without any props if you don't have them! As always, take care of your body, support yourself, and enjoy! If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
10:18
June 8, 2018
Vegan Smoked Gouda Recipe
Today I'm sharing one of the staple recipes in our house - a vegan smoked gouda recipe. The recipe is adapted from Julie Piatt (@SriMati)'s great book "This Cheese is Nuts". I can't recommend this book enough for any vegans or non-dairy eaters. It's full of delicious, fun recipes that will mean you'll never miss cheese (and that you have something delicious to bring to a party). We make this recipe just about weekly, and we can't get enough. Try it out! If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
08:25
June 7, 2018
Your most significant relationship: media and you
Have you ever heard that quote that "you're the average of the five people you spend your time with?" I truly believe in this adage, but in our current age of media and social media, I think we have to alter the message to be aware of our media consumption as well. Our bodies can't tell the difference between imagination and reality, so if we invite stressful or troublesome images to our head through our media consumption, it will affect our body just as negatively as having that person in our life! In this episode: -Why media is such a huge part of our lives -How reckless media consumption affected my wellbeing. -What you can do to reframe your relationship with media. If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman.
10:09
June 6, 2018
The First Step in a Diet Makeover
This past weekend, I spoke on a panel at Spark Yoga (www.SparkYoga.com) about finding balance. One woman asked a question regarding diet, and I wanted to answer it here, because it's a question that comes up often. She asked what to do when she knew there were all of these changes that she could make, but was overwhelmed at choosing how to begin. She had the sense that something needed to change, but didn't know what to do. Without knowing her exact situation, preferences, health history, and goals, I couldn't give her an exact prescription. But I could tell her what I do know to be true: the diet change has to start small and it has to feel doable. In this episode: -How to start making dietary changes -The importance of having a plan -How motivation requires some knowledge of the outcome If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me
06:24
June 5, 2018
Finding your Super Power (hint: it's not what you think)
Happy Monday, everyone! The topic of super powers came up for me A LOT in this past week. In working with my coaching clients, multiple times we realized their super power that was hidden in a place they didn't expect. And this is true for a lot of us - it's hard to truly discern our strengths from our weaknesses so that we can see where we should put our energy and time. In today's episode: -Where your super power is hidden -How to reframe your weaknesses to find your inner strengths -Why finding your super power is so important If you like this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes or share it with a friend. I also love to hear your feedback and questions! You can send me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman .com. BeHappyHealthyHuman.com.
09:12
June 4, 2018
45 Minute Yoga Sequence - Feeling your Infinite Potential
Hello friends! Today's yoga sequence is a FAVORITE and is a play off of Monday's post about recognizing your infinite potential. There are some fun and funky transitions, great strengtheners for the lower body, and a super sweet savasana. I know you'll love it! This is an intermediate level class, so feel free to modify as you need to reduce the intensity or ramp it up! As always - if you like this sequence, drop me a message over on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman or share this with a friend. Thanks for being a part of the community!
48:25
June 1, 2018
Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
This chia seed pudding recipe is a fabulous quick and hearty breakfast. It's perfect for anyone that's experiencing constipation or digestive difficulties.
04:29
May 31, 2018
What to Eat Postpartum
We get caught up with the baby's eating schedule after birth, but what about yours? Today we'll discuss what to eat after delivery and in the postpartum period so that you'll have energy and good digestion.
11:02
May 30, 2018
Balancing Two Doshas At Once
What's your Ayurvedic dosha? Most people have two predominant doshas, and it can be hard to figure out which one to balance and how to go about doing it. In today's episode, I discuss 4 different strategies for balancing two doshas at once. Don't know your dosha? Take the quiz at behappyhealthyhuman.com/discover-your-dosha-quiz
09:12
May 29, 2018
Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation and Infinite Potential
How much potential do you have? The yogis would say infinite. Let's explore what infinite potential means, plus learn a meditation exercise to help you embody it on a daily basis.
10:01
May 28, 2018
20 minute yin yoga sequence
This simple yin yoga sequence will help you find the balance between your inner and outer world. Explore the strength of your body and the softness of your spirit. No yin yoga experience necessary, just bring an open mind and an even breath. Enjoy!
24:08
May 25, 2018
Pitta Pacifying Mint Lemonade Recipe
This delicious and refreshing beverage will keep you well-hydrated all summer long! Make this simple mint lemonade to cool the fire-y pitta so you feel your best!
04:12
May 24, 2018
Labor Prep: Visualizing how labor starts
All labors are unique - you don't know if you'll go into labor at home, at work, if it will proceed quickly or slowly, or if your bag of waters will break or not. Taking time to visualize all of the ways that your labor might begin will help you emotionally prepare for your labor and delivery.
07:08
May 23, 2018
Savasana goals: letting go of labels
The first time I learned the true purpose of savasana and applied it to my practice, I learned an incredible amount about myself and my relationship to the world. In today's episode, learn about letting go of labels and getting in touch with reality through savasana pose. UPCOMING EVENT! June 9th at Take Care Shop in Georgetown. Learn how to have a happy and healthy menstrual cycle. happyperiod-takecare.eventbrite.com
12:52
May 22, 2018
Finding the Yin in your Everyday Yang
As I finish up my yin yoga training with Gretchen Schutte (http://tulapranayoga.com/), here are some lessons I learned about finding the yin in our very yang world. PLUS - join me at Take Care Shop in Georgetown on June 9th for my workshop on having a happy and healthy menstrual cycle. Tickets available at happyperiod-takecare.eventbrite.com.
12:08
May 21, 2018
30 Minute Yoga for Receiving Inspiration
Today's podcast is a fabulous 30 minute yoga sequence. We'll play with lots of open shoulder and chest poses so that you can be receptive to the beauty and inspiration the world has to offer you. When we receive, we can give, and this yoga sequence is perfect for feeling that energy movement. Block or blanket suggested, not mandatory!
35:28
May 18, 2018
Can your dosha change? And a pitta balancing recipe
Today on the podcast we're answering a listener question about if your dosha can change PLUS there's a recipe for pitta balancing blueberry bliss balls. There are tons of insights in this episode about achieving balance and I hope you'll enjoy! If you have a question you'd like to see answered on the show, leave me a message on Instagram, I'm at @behappyhealthyhuman. Enjoy!
10:19
May 17, 2018
Life is your Creative Process
Today's episode is all about how to create. Creativity requires more than sitting down and *doing* the work. The first step is to get inspired, so that we have some work to give. This episode is perfect for anyone that feels lackluster in their energy at work or at home, and needs to find some new ways to engage with their work and life. Enjoy!
07:11
May 16, 2018
In your third trimester? Know your Bishops Score!
For all my pregnant folks in the house- make sure you ask your doctor about your Bishops score if/when they're considering inducing labor. This measure tells you how close your body is to spontaneous labor and how likely a successful induction will be!
11:48
May 15, 2018
In times of transition - "no new friends"
An exploration of how to find balance in times of transition. We'll discuss setting boundaries, checking in with your energy, and honoring your "yes" by saying "no" more. Enjoy!
07:13
May 14, 2018
15 Minute Yoga to Relax your Shoulders - No Mat Necessary!
We hold so much tension in our shoulders - from carrying heavy bags to hunching over our desks and phones. All of this tension cuts off the energy to our shoulders and heart. Try this 15 minute yoga sequence to help you relax your shoulders. Great news - you can do this sequence even if you've never done yoga before, and you don't even need a yoga mat! You can do this sequence anytime, anywhere, but I think it's especially great for a mid-day stretch at the office. Enjoy this episode of Happy Healthy Human Radio!
21:00
May 11, 2018
Beet-Sweetened Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe
The best part of my day? My morning hot chocolate. In this episode you'll learn the difference between natural and refined sugars, plus get a recipe for vegan, sugar free hot chocolate. Enjoy!
12:05
May 10, 2018
Selfishness vs service and an abundance mindset
Can we have it all? Look into the ways we fall into scarcity mindsets and find how you can be both selfish and of service at the same time.
09:36
May 9, 2018
Ego eradicator: 3 minute exercise for confidence
Today learn a powerful breathing technique to boost confidence and power. This breathwork/exercise is great for pregnant women and for all of us who want to learn how to be present amongst discomfort.
15:02
May 8, 2018
5 questions to ask your doctor
Learn about my first experience as a labor doula and how to get personalized recommendations from your doctor.
08:52
May 7, 2018
Chocolate peanut butter date ball recipe
Learn why dates are so great for pregnancy and labor, plus instructions on how to make vegan peanut butter chocolate date balls.
08:07
May 4, 2018
Breathwork for Balancing: Nadi Shodhana
Learn why our breath is so powerful for healing our bodies inside and out, plus learn my favorite breathing technique: nadi shodhana. Nadi shodhana is also known as alternate nostril breathing and it helps to balance and calm the nervous system. Check it out!
08:47
May 3, 2018
30 Minute Morning Yoga
Check out this 30 minute yoga sequence that I created for a client who needed to get his body loosened up in the morning. It's the perfect way to shake out the creaks from sleep and feel invigorated for a fabulous day!
34:31
May 2, 2018
Snacking and meals - how much is too much?
Let's explore how many times you should be eating each day according to your Ayurvedic dosha, plus some tips for better digestion.
10:50
May 1, 2018
The demons hate fresh air
Lessons on airing out the demons so that fear and anxiety don't win.
10:00
April 30, 2018
Intro
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00:40
April 30, 2018
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