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

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An episode of 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.
Preventing and Treating Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy
We hear a lot about diastasis recti after you've delivered the baby, but is it possible to prevent and treat diastasis recti when you're still pregnant? It sure is! In today's podcast, I'm diving into the most important exercises you can be doing to prevent diastasis recti in early pregnancy and to even help treat diastasis during your pregnancy. In Today's Episode: -The most important thing you can do to prevent diastasis recti during pregnancy. -Daily exercises to activate transverse abdominis. -Using belly bands and kinesio tape to help prevent further separation. 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.
14:41
August 15, 2018
Finding the positive qualities in your Ayurvedic dosha
Sure, you could think about your Ayurvedic dosha as an imbalance, but I prefer to think about the most positive ways to express my dosha. Let's discuss why each dosha is *perfect*, *beautiful*, and *awesome*. In Today's Episode: -The typical way of viewing your doshas vs how I examine dosha types. -My experience with embracing the positive aspects of my dosha. -What are the best attributes of each dosha and how to express them. 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.
22:02
August 13, 2018
15 minute short and sweet yoga flow
If it's been a few days, weeks, or months off yoga, this is a short and sweet practice to get you back into your body. I'm always amazed at what just a few mindful breaths can do for my energy and mood. 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 @behapppyhealthyhuman.
14:33
August 10, 2018
The First 12 Hours of your Baby's Life!
Most birth planning ends with the delivery of your baby, but there's so much more to it. Let's talk about what happens after that baby is out, so you can make the best start for your baby's life (and yours too!) In Today's Episode: -Why do we delay cord clamping? -The many benefits of going skin to skin. -What you need to know about delivering your placenta in a safe way. -Why all of those tests and measurements can be delayed. 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.
23:11
August 9, 2018
A Million Ways to Meditate
Today on the podcast, we're talking about all of the different ways to meditate, and why I think meditation is a critical skill in our current day and age. We'll finish with a short, 3 minute meditation that will leave your heart and mind feeling cleansed and renewed. In Today's Episode: -Why meditation is a critical skill. -All of the different ways that you can meditate. -How to bring a non-traditional meditation practice to a simple seated meditation. 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.
18:58
August 8, 2018
Vegan Baking Tips and an Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe!
Vegan baking can be daunting! But after a decade of playing with all sorts of baking recipes, I have three great tips that will help you turn your favorite baking recipe vegan friendly. And, I'm sharing a recipe for vegan apple cinnamon pull apart bread - it's basically like an apple-filled cinnamon roll, just even more delicious. Let's dig in! Make sure you get the recipe for Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread at BeHappyHealthyHuman.com! 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.
15:25
August 6, 2018
45 minute vinyasa yoga to find your flow (PMS-friendly, too!)
Life has been feeling pretty off-kilter the last few weeks with the ever changing weather here in Washington, DC. So in honor of the very vata-pitta weather we've been having, this practice is designed to help ground you while still maintaining fluidity and lightness. This combination means that it's also perfect for PMS or the start of your period: the more you soften the low belly muscles and uterus, the less cramps and the more ease you'll have in your period. This is a fun, challenging practice. Enjoy! By the way - the yoga podcasts have been the most popular here at Happy Healthy Human Radio, so I'd love to hear from you about the types and lengths of sequences you'd like to see more of! Drop me a line at sam@behappyhealthyhuman.com. 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.
46:35
August 3, 2018
Got big goals? Let's WOOP!
We all have goals. Maybe you make 5 year plans, set monthly intentions, or just try to make it through the day. No matter your time scale, there's a scientifically-proven way to make your dreams a reality: WOOP! WOOP is a process developed by Dr. Gabrielle Oettingen to combine aspiration with practicality. Luckily enough, this 6 minute process is something that all of us can do for goals big and small. In today's episode: -What is the WOOP process and why it's so important. -How to apply WOOP to your daily routines. 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.
10:27
August 2, 2018
Preparing for a cesarean delivery (even if you're low risk)
Birth is....unpredictable. So with my clients I always focus on exploring ALL of the options and all of the scenarios, so that there is no surprises when it comes to your birth. Cesarean deliveries is one of those things we don't like to think about, but with a 33% cesarean rate in the US, we have to. In today's episode: -How (or if) you can tell if you're going to have a cesarean delivery. -What a gentle cesarean delivery is. -All of the options you can ask for to make cesarean delivery an empowering and positive experience. 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.
17:33
August 1, 2018
The voices in your head and how to find your inner mentor
So maybe you've noticed that your brain chatter can get loud. All of the voices inside your head are telling you what to do, what to stay away from, and how to conduct your best life. But sometimes the voices are in opposition, so how do you know which one is the "real" you? In today's podcast, I'm sharing why NONE of these voices are the "real" you, how to cultivate the conditions for good decision making, and a meditation to get in touch with your inner mentor. In today's episode: -What the voices in your head are saying. -Who the "real" you actually is. -How to make better decisions with less stress. -Finding your inner mentor and getting the advice you ned. 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.
21:24
July 31, 2018
25 minute after work yin yoga
Work is fun and all, but all that time at a desk can really cramp your style (and your muscles). In this yin yoga sequence, we'll particularly target the shoulders and hips so that you can move on from your workday with positive energy flowing through your whole body.   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.
27:16
July 27, 2018
Is that your energy leaking?
Dang! This episode got real deep, real quick. Today let's talk about energy. Energy is the currency of our world, and it transcends both mental/emotional and physical. We're going to talk about why we have to be more aware of our energy, the sneaky energy drainers in our world, and how to find the beautiful sense of wu-wei - powerful, present energy - in our ever yday. In today's episode: -Why energy is our life currency. -What drains our energy. -What it feels like to have high energy reserves. -How to cut off our energy leaks. 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.
22:42
July 26, 2018
Vegan gluten free coconut chia energy balls!
In Ayurveda, there are 6 tastes, 3 of which balance pitta and 3 of which increase pitta in the body. Today I'm sharing a delicious energy ball recipe that's perfect for pitta season. In today's episode: -What tastes help pitta come into balance. -My pitta pacifying vegan, gluten free coconut chia energy ball recipe! 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. Find the recipe at http://behappyhealthyhuman.com/happyhealthyhuman/vegan-gluten-free-coconut-chia-energy-balls
11:16
July 24, 2018
Why having a birth plan is so important and how to create one
So I used to think that birth planning was for high-maintenance controlling types...and boy was I wrong. Birth plans aren't about naming the outcomes of your birth or pretending that you can control how your birth progresses. It's about being clear on your values for the *process* of your birth and the vibe you want in your birth space. In today's episode: -The three reasons why birth plans are so important (including one super surprising one!) -How to create your birth plan so the nurses want to read it. 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.
14:59
July 23, 2018
45 minute vinyasa yoga to celebrate infinite possibilities
Today's yoga practice is for celebrating the infinite possibilities in the future. We'll ground down into our present moment so that we're firmly anchored and ready to take the steps needed to build the future that we want to see! This practice is an intermediate-level flow. Feel free to take it up or down as you need!
44:55
July 20, 2018
Your future starts in your present
Today's podcast is a super important look into TIME. From the infinite possibilities of the future to our realities of the present, you'll learn how to achieve your dreams, one step at a time. Plus, I'm sharing my favorite tool for getting things done: WOOP! In today's episode: -Why stress happens in past and future, not present. -The reality of what the future holds. -How to bring your future into the present to get things done. 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. Learn more about upcoming events/offerings at behappyhealthyhuman.com!
09:53
July 18, 2018
The most underrated part of your birth plan
Time for another audio/video episode of the podcast. This podcast is all about an important part of your birth plan: what's going to happen in your car ride to the hospital. It sounds silly, but your car ride plays a huge role in your mental/physical wellness when you get to the hospital. In today's episode: -Why the car ride is an important part of your birth plan. -What questions to ask yourself as you prepare for your labor. -What questions to ask your partner/driver to have a positive experience on your ride. 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.
10:07
July 17, 2018
Monday motivation according to your Ayurvedic dosha
Happy Monday! Let's get your Monday motivation revved up this week by talking about how your motivation and, goal setting, and follow through differs depending on your Ayurvedic dosha. We often think that there's one prescription for "balance" in our life - we think that we need to have a certain amount of time at work, or home, or with family. Not true! Balance looks different for everyone, and by exploring your Ayurvedic dosha, you can find out what projects and priorities make the most sense for you. In today's episode: -How motivated you feel depends on your dosha. -Which doshas need help goal setting and which need to work on follow through. -When to actually DROP projects. -Plans for setting better goals according to your 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. Check out behappyhealthyhuman.com for more!
15:18
July 16, 2018
30 minute vinyasa yoga to balance your 5th chakra
Today's yoga practice is for balancing your 5th chakra and toning your voice. The 5th chakra is centered at the throat and is how we communicate with the world. The throat chakra is what allows us to express our inner world and our values. We need to learn to speak with integrity and love, which sometimes means keeping quiet. On the other hand, we need to speak up for what we believe in and share our truth. In today's practice, I'll help you find the balance between open and closed.   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.
31:40
July 13, 2018
Cooking for Two Different Doshas
Just when you think you've figured out your Ayurvedic dosha, you realize that your partner or roommate doesn't have the same dosha as you. Now what do you do? I think it's safe to say most of us don't have time to cook two meals every night... That's why in today's podcast, I'm sharing how to cook for two doshas in the same meal. That way, you can stay sane, minimize your time in the kitchen, and still balance your body and mind. In today's episode: -What flavors and foods to favor for each dosha. -Three ways to adapt your food to be balancing for all three doshas! 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.
11:37
July 12, 2018
Hydration During Pregnancy and a Call to Action
This is Happy Healthy Human Radio's first audio/video episode! I did a Facebook Live all about this topic of hydration during pregnancy and I wanted to make sure it was shared here on the podcast as well. We're talking all about hydration during pregnancy. I have a very important tip to reduce unnecessary labor inductions! There's also a call to action to support pregnant women currently being held in detention centers in the United States. In today's episode: -Why hydration is so important for both pregnant people and their babies. -How hydration can prevent unnecessary labor inductions. -How to get more water -How to provide needed aid to pregnant women in detention centers. 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. Donate here: -https://actionnetwork.org/campaigns/endfamilyseparation -americanimmigrationcouncil.org
13:43
July 10, 2018
Want to change someone's mind? Here's what to do.
Maybe you've noticed that you don't agree 100 percent with everyone in your life. People take jobs you don't think they should, date people you don't like, or have certain habits you think are unpalatable. What do you do when you want to change someone's mind? In today's episode: -Why telling someone what to do never works. -What your frustration says about you. -How to actually influence behavior in people around you. 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.
18:13
July 9, 2018
20 minute vinyasa yoga to find fluidity
Today's yoga practice is about cooling our bodies from pitta season and finding some fluidity in our bodies. One of the things I love about yoga is the sense of grace that it gives as you move smoothly with your breath and body. I wanted to invoke this feeling of moving through water so we could all feel grace, ease, and calm in a busy, fire-y time of year. 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.
20:00
July 6, 2018
How to reduce conflict
How many interactions with others do we have every day? Whether with acquaintances or our longest friends, conflicts happen. It's inevitable when we all have our own motives, schedules, needs, and impressions about what's happening in front of us. But I recently got to think about even when we feel most "innocent", we are co-creators of our situation. That means it's time to look at our own attitudes and actions to reduce the conflict in our lives. In today's episode: -Why we co-create the conflict (or the joy) that happens in our life. -Questions to ask yourself if you're trying to reduce conflict. -The different ways you can speak up, regain your autonomy and stay authentic to who you really are. 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 @instagram.
11:59
July 5, 2018
Tongue Scraping 101
Even though we all brush our teeth and floss, tongue scraping is a *quick* important addition to our oral hygiene routines. Ayurveda recommends scraping our tongues every morning to remove bacteria built up over the night. It's also a useful way for us to tell if our doshas (mind/body types) are in balance. In today's episode: -Why scraping your tongue is so important. -What type of tongue scraper to use. -How to scrape your tongue. -How to use tongue diagnosis to tell what your doshic imbalances are. 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.
07:58
July 3, 2018
Life as a newborn: from fancy hotel to Berlin nightclub
Ok, ok, ok, there's a bit of an extended metaphor in this podcast, but stick with me. We're talking all about why babies are the way that they are in the first few months of life. They don't sleep through the night, sometimes they eat for 4 hours in a row, and you can never predict when they're going to sleep. It's not their fault! The transition from life in the womb to life outside is tough. In today's episode: -Why life in the womb is like staying at the best hotel imaginable. -What happens when your baby is born. -How you can best respond to this poor, disoriented baby! 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. -Check out my offering for labor/postpartum doula services at behappyhealthyhuman.com! -Join me for a FREE Ayurveda 101 at Apothekary 7/11: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ayurveda-101-workshop-tickets-47472455392
09:27
July 2, 2018
30 minute vinyasa yoga to soften your heart
I've been feeling like a broken record in my yoga classes this last few weeks - "open your heart" and "soften your heart" have been the theme of multiple classes. But I think it's for good reason. We have become very good at building barriers around our hearts - good at creating separation between "us" and "them". In this practice, we'll relax the muscles and connective tissue around the heart and shoulders to that we can access the deep sense of peace within.   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.
31:43
June 29, 2018
Why I love Banana Nice Cream
I'm an "at-home" sweetener, which means I'd rather add sugar myself to a product than have it already present. That's why banana nice cream (i.e., frozen bananas blended to be like ice cream) is one of my favorite desserts! In today's episode: -When fruit can replace sugar. -How to make banana nice cream. -My favorite combinations! 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.
05:22
June 28, 2018
Why you have irregular periods
After a decade of wondering why I had irregular periods, I found a simple answer in a powerful book - "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler. Her wisdom has been life-changing, and there's an important lesson in this episode even if you don't experience irregular periods! In today's episode: -My 10 year journey to understanding my irregular periods. -What irregular periods mean about your hormone levels. -What you can do test test your own hormone levels. 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.
09:32
June 27, 2018
Ginger Pickle for Better Digestion
Does your belly feel a uncomfortable after eating? Maybe you get bloated, feel overly full, or get some acid reflux. In Ayurveda, these digestive discomforts would be due to low agni - low fire in your stomach/digestive system. In today's episode: -Why digestion is an important marker of our health. -What you can do to improve your digestive fire. -A quick ginger pickle recipe to take before eating! 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.
05:53
June 26, 2018
Expanding Your Definition of Success
Happy Monday, everyone! Today I'm talking about success, and specifically what we define as successful. Typically, we're taught to focus on external metrics - passing a test, getting a promotion, or someone telling us we're awesome. Unfortunately, we can't control those factors. We don't have complete control over outcomes and how people respond to us. And so when we "fail", we feel bad about ourselves. In today's episode: -Why focusing on outcomes won't work in the long run. -How shame plays into our definitions of success and failure. -What expanding our definition of success looks like. 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.
09:12
June 25, 2018
30 minute yin yoga for connection
Today's 30 minute yin yoga sequence is about connection and slowing down. After a full week of a 24-hour news cycle, PLUS my own realization that my brain has been moving just a *bit* too fast, I created this sequence to help us all reconnect to ourselves, our breath and each other. We move slowly in this practice, and it sure feels good. 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.
31:59
June 22, 2018
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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