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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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Everyone is your mirror
There's a common teaching that says that every thing you find angering or annoying in other people are actually things that you dislike or see in yourself.  While I've theoretically understood this, in the past week, I've had first hand experience in seeing how things that I find annoying are also things that I am actively doing. So today, I'm sharing what these situations were, how I am dealing with them, and what I would do differently in the future. Check out this special garden edition of Happy Healthy Human Radio!  And, don't forget to check out the new website, spirocollective.com, for upcoming events and announcements.
20:12
August 21, 2019
Why we don't have to justify all of our life decisions.
Hello friends!  Today's episode of Happy Healthy Human Radio is a special one - I'm recording from my family's cottage on Lake Erie! It's been so nice to be outside (without sweating all of my body weight) and be near the water - I needed to share a little piece of what it's like here with you!  In today's episode, I'm exploring a concept that I was working on recently with a client. We were talking about how to not over explain and justify all of your decisions with the people around you. In our conversation, however, we realized that one of the most important people to not explain or justify to is yourself. So listen in to learn about how our explanations to ourself actually undermines our goals, plus how to treat these thoughts instead. I hope you have a WONDERFUL week and enjoy this special episode! 
19:35
August 15, 2019
How to eat healthy when everything makes you want to barf (aka: prenatal nutrition!)
Hello all! Today let's take a deep dive into pregnancy nutrition. It's a crazy time. Not only is your nutrition super important (you're making a new human out of what you eat!), it's also incredibly hard to stick to a healthy eating plan when most foods make your stomach turn. So on this episode, I'm sharing: The vitamins and minerals that are important to get tested for and to watch during pregnancy. The best ways to get your omega 3's (hint: fish isn't my top choice). How to eat more vegetables when they make you want to barf. What's the deal with carbs and how low can you go? Why pregnant women have to take a gestational diabetes test and how to make sure you ace it. I hope you find this post useful as you navigate your pregnancy. Be sure to share comments, thoughts, and questions!
35:31
August 7, 2019
Moon Chat: Eclipse Season, Mercury Retrograde, and all the feels
Hello my friends! It's time for another amazing moon chat with my friend Kathleen Barry. Kathleen is a yoga instructor and astrology expert, who always lays down some amazing wisdom in these conversations. Today, we're talking about living through the swirl of emotions that is brought on by eclipses, mercury retrograde, and Cancer season. We dive into the ins and outs of living a mindful life, and how to handle the seasons our lives take. I hope you'll love this conversation as much as I did. As always, be sure to follow Kathleen on IG - @kbb323 - for more astrology and yoga-related wisdom.
51:44
July 31, 2019
Atara Bernstein: Food as Personal Style
WOW what a delight it was to talk with Atara Bernstein, co-founder of Pineapple Collaborative. We dove into her history with food, living in a new city, and creating balance as an entrepreneur. Atara is a master holistic thinker who feels food can influence every part of our lives. Her work with Pineapple Collaborative is bringing women together all across the country to use food to express their personal style. This conversation was wonderful, and I think you'll love it too. You can find Atara and Pineapple at: pineapplecollaborative.com instagram.com/pineapplecollaborative
58:12
July 24, 2019
Healing Our Relationship with Other
Hello friends! Welcome to another episode of Happy Healthy Human Radio.  Let's talk about the other - our brains developed to split the world into me vs you and us vs them. But is that really the healthiest way to look at the world? Let's talk about how to turn the world to one big US, and why that's so important. 
22:35
July 18, 2019
When a Yogi Doubts
When do you think the yoga poses were invented? While there were about 12 poses that were defined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika over 3,000 years ago, the majority of the shapes that we do in our Western yoga classes weren't invented until the early 1900s. In today's conversation, I'm talking about the history of our yoga poses and what to do with that information. While the podcast is inspired by my experiences in the yoga world, it is useful for talking about any tool that you use to find more happiness, health, and joy in your life.
38:38
July 11, 2019
40 minute yoga sequence for hips
I don't know about you, but my hips could use some love. Whether it's from sitting too much throughout the day, your latest run or spin workout, or you're just naturally a little tighter in that area, let's do a 40 minute yoga sequence to specifically stretch out the hips. 
38:36
July 3, 2019
Guided Meditation: Let Emotions Flow
In today’s 12-minute guided meditation, we’re focusing on letting thoughts and emotions rise and fall. You’ll experience old thoughts and experiences flowing out of your body, releasing stuck emotions and finding new space to be present in your everyday life. No meditation experience necessary! Just find a place to sit or stand where you’ll be uninterrupted for 12 minutes.
12:02
June 27, 2019
Kathleen Barry: Making peace with our shadow selves + Trauma Recovery Yoga
Hello friends and welcome back to another amazing conversation with our resident astrology expert, Kathleen Barry. This episode is a little different. While we talk a bit about the summer solstice and Cancer season that we are in, we quickly turned our conversation to other topics, most notably how to make peace with our shadow selves. We also talked about the Trauma Recovery Yoga teacher training that Kathleen just completed down in New Orleans. This is an important and full conversation. Enjoy! 
58:56
June 24, 2019
Pregnancy Update - 20 weeks!
Halfway there! In today’s episode, I’m talking about lessons I’ve learned through my conversations with clients as well as experiencing my own pregnancy. We’re going to talk about: Creating connection with your baby How to involve your partner with your pregnancy The wonderful Spinning Babies technique - standing release How to feel good about what you’re eating (even if it feels super unhealthy compared to your usual diet) Why more exercise might not make you feel more tired If you're pregnancy or know anyone else that is, please come on out to my workshop at Take Care Shop on June 27th! We're talking about preparing mind and body for labor. Register here.
27:50
June 20, 2019
You can always win the game
You can always win the game. The game of your relationships, your work, your energy, your life. You are in charge of you. And thus you can choose the rules. That means you always have the possibility of winning. Today we're talking about how changes in the weather and our life situation can impact us physically and emotionally. But just because they impact us doesn't mean that we're at their mercy. It's time to pay attention to the game you're playing and take action to bring body and mind into balance. You're also going to hear about how Ayurveda talks about this exact issue and teaches us how to balance body and mind. 
22:33
June 17, 2019
Diana Morales: Social Media as a Tool For Connection
I love doing this podcast because it's an opportunity to talk to people with a completely different skillset and set of experiences. I so loved talking with Diana for this reason. She's a social media expert that has worked for larger corporations, non-profits, small businesses, and for herself. She uses these experiences to craft social media strategies for her clients. We had a wonderful conversation that ranged from the nitty-gritty of social media strategy to the over-arching role that social media can play in our lives. It was a beautiful conversation, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Diana Morales is the founder of Lust Local Media - a full service Social Media Consulting Firm. Diana actually began her career in social media when she was working in  Corporate Recruiting at the Lucas Group. During this time, Diana was able to master Social Media Management, working under the wing of one of the top ranked recruiters in the country, Diana was able to establish a savvy social media strategy that would leap the firms visibility in the online world. From this desire to connect people socially Lust Local was born in November 2015, and has been managing media and strategy for the past two and half years.  Find Diana online: Lustlocaldc.com instagram.com/missdianamorales twitter.com/thelocalmaven
1:03:33
June 14, 2019
25 minute slow flow yoga to find calm
Life moves pretty fast. So take 25 minutes out of your day to slow down, breathe deep, and feel some peace. Today's yoga sequence is a gentle practice designed to help you find peace and ease. Enjoy! 
25:08
June 12, 2019
Moon Chat: Time, Self-Talk, and the new moon in Gemini
Hello friends!  We are BACK with another Moon Chat with the fabulous Kathleen Barry. Today we're talking about the new moon in Gemini and Mercury in Cancer, which leads to conversations about time, following your intuition, and your positive (or not so positive) self-talk. It's an amazing conversation with tons of information to help you feel your best.  Enjoy! 
37:58
June 7, 2019
Finding Calm in the Eye of the Storm
Today's podcast comes out of a mix of yogic teachings, self-reflection, and conversation with clients. It's so common to feel pulled in multiple directions. First you're happy about this, then sad about that. An issue at work turns into problems at home, or anger at something you did turns into frustration with others. We can tell when we're not acting from integrity and when we're not proud of our actions, but how do we handle those feelings? Today we're using a visualization that I come back to again and again. Being the eye of the storm means you're tapping into the quiet calm center that exists inside. It means you can act from a place of peace, even if the world doesn't feel very peaceful. Let's tap into the endless power.  Listen in! 
20:08
June 4, 2019
30 min Chakra Balancing Yoga Sequence
Today let's tap into the steady energy of the body by doing a chakra-balancing yoga sequence. This practice is designed to help you steady your energy throughout the body. It's a 30-minute practice. Enjoy! 
34:39
May 31, 2019
Chakra Balancing Meditation
Today's guided meditation will walk you through the 7 energy centers known as the chakras. It's the perfect reset button if you want to rebalance your energy, and it's a powerful framework to understand emotions and energies that arise in your life.  If you do enjoy this meditation, consider getting the chakra meditation program from my website - it has 8 guided meditations to lead you through each chakra, plus a workbook to show you other ways to balance each chakra in your life.
13:52
May 28, 2019
Hit the Energy Reset Button
Hello friends! I'm back from a wonderful weekend hosting an Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat at Lake Anna. WOW did it feel good.  I was actually surprised at HOW good I felt upon my return to Arlington, so I wanted to share some thoughts on why that was, plus how we can all find opportunities to reset and renew in our days.  This is a great podcast to listen to if you've been feeling stale in your habits or like your days feel full, but not always meaningful. Give it a listen! 
23:25
May 22, 2019
Gretchen Schutte: The Power of Yin Yoga in a Yang World
Today's interview is an absolute delight. Gretchen Schutte is an amazing yoga instructor who specializes in teaching yin, restorative, and yoga nidra. In this podcast, we dive in to her path from a Power Vinyasa yoga training to a full-time teaching career that focuses primarily on these modalities. We talk about the benefits of yin, and take a deep dive into yoga nidra - what it is, how to do it, and why it's so powerful. Beyond that - Gretchen is an amazing teacher and has a beautiful way with words. It's a delight just to listen to her, and there are tons of gems in this episode to help you live a more mindful, embodied life. Gretchen Schutte is the founder of Tulaprana Yoga and host of the Peace in the Pause Podcast. She hosts Monthly Yoga & Tea Meditations at Elden Street Tea Shop in Herndon, and has a Monthly Guided Meditation Membership on her website. Gretchen always has amazing workshops going on, so check in with her Facebook page to get the latest updates and details. You can learn more about all of Gretchen's happenings at her website, TulapranaYoga.com or on social media: Instagram.com/tulapranayoga, facebook.com/tulapranayoga, and twitter.com/tulapranayoga. Enjoy this amazing episode with Gretchen Schutte.
59:26
May 15, 2019
Moon Chat: Daily Rituals, Full Moon in Scorpio, and Spring Energy
Welcome to another installment of Moon Chat, where astrology expert Kathleen Barry and I talk about what's happening in the stars and how that's impacting us down here on Earth. Today we're talking about about that growing Spring energy, how that relates to the waxing moon, and daily rituals to keep you happy, sane, and connected. 
38:48
May 10, 2019
Notes on Pregnancy - 13 weeks edition
You might have heard when I announced it last week - I'm pregnant! It's a very exciting time, and I wanted to share some of the things I've been learning and thinking about in the period between my miscarriage last November, attempting to get pregnant again, and these first 13 weeks of pregnancy.  As always - everyone's experience is incredibly different! I had some difficult times mentally and emotionally in between my two pregnancies, and it's felt like my pregnancy has been one lesson after another every day. If you're thinking about getting pregnant, already are pregnant, or know someone that's pregnant, this is a great episode to listen to to understand what might be happening mentally and physically.  I'd love to hear your feedback on this episode - your experiences and lessons from your first trimester or your fertility journey. Thanks for all of your support and well wishes! 
29:09
May 9, 2019
Chris Parkison: Yoga Studios vs Gyms and the DC Yoga Scene
Chris Parkison is the Group Program Manager at VIDA Fitness (Yards), Director of the Yoga Alliance RYS-200 school at VIDA Fitness, and host of the DC yoga Podcast. He's an incredibly funny, genuine, and thoughtful guy. In our conversation, we talked about why Chris prefers to teach yoga at a gym versus a yoga studio, why he has the best job in fitness, and why he thought it was important to create his podcast, the DC Yoga Podcast.  As always, talking with Chris is enlightening and fun. Check out this episode, then be sure to go listen to HIS podcast to learn from studio owners and teachers all around DC.  You can find Chris at: facebook.com/Chris.Parkison.5  instagram.com/chrisparkison  Soundcloud.com/chrisPyoga
50:46
May 2, 2019
4 Keys to Serenity According to the Yoga Sutras
We all want to feel a little more peaceful right? Well, the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali have a formula to help us find this ease and calm in our lives. Here's what Patanjali offers: "In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion for those who are suffering, goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil." Today we're breaking down those four different situations - why they're not so easy to do, and how we can find a more virtuous response.
18:58
May 1, 2019
Moon Chat: Finding Quiet and Comfort as We Enter Taurus Season
Hello friends! We're back with another Moon Chat with the amazing Kathleen Barry. In today's episode, we're talking about the shifts into Taurus season (and what Uranus' transit into Taurus means for future generations). Plus, we take a deep dive in acceptance, trust, and weathering all of the seasons of your life, whether it's an off day, an off month, or an off year. 
37:09
April 26, 2019
Yoga Sutras, Jane Austen, and Faulty Cars
Hello friends! Time for another episode of Happy Healthy Human Radio. I so enjoyed recording this podcast. Today we're talking about how the book "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen got me thinking about the Yoga Sutras, which in turn led me to a thesis on whether we should punish our senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) for all the stress and messes we humans make or if it's actually the fault of our ego/atman and inherent biases. Listen in for a fun riff on how to be a happier human in the world, without giving up the pleasure of the world around you. 
19:22
April 23, 2019
20 minute yoga: Wake up your upper back
Today's yoga practice is a joyful, brief 20-minute practice designed to help you turn on the muscles of the upper back. If you get a tense, tight spine or sore shoulders, this is the practice for you!  Enjoy! 
23:18
April 18, 2019
Amanda Greenwell: Mantras, Malas, and Creating a Supportive Wellness World
WOW - what a great conversation with Amanda Greenwell, the founder of GreenwellNYC. Amanda works at an investment bank and is a yoga teacher who right out of yoga school realized that the yoga and wellness world in NYC was a more competitive and difficult landscape than she thought it would be. In this conversation, we talk about those early days teaching and how it led her to create her business, GreenwellNYC. We also talk about Amanda's self-care habits, particularly her use of malas and mantras for her daily meditation. If you've been interested in bringing new techniques to your meditation practice or are unfamiliar with malas and mantras, this is a great episode to listen to.  I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it. 
55:55
April 15, 2019
Moon Chat: Black Holes, Aries, and Self-Love
Today we are back for another moon chat with the fabulous <a href="http://instagram.com/kbb323" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Kathleen Barry</a>. We're knee-deep in Aries season, so we're talking about action and inaction, as well as making peace with some of the more reckless and high energy aspects of Aries. We're also talking about the latest Black Hole sighting and how it impacts our personal world, PLUS we take a nice detour into self-love vs self-care, simplifying your routines, and the struggle of decision making.  It's a wide-ranging and delightful conversation. Enjoy! 
46:19
April 12, 2019
40-minute vinyasa yoga - Basic Goodness
Today, a sweet vinyasa yoga practice to remember your basic goodness. It's a beginner-intermediate level class with a lot of great hip work. Please use a yoga block (or a Harry Potter book) as a prop! If you like to practice with music, try this playlist I created.  For more information on basic goodness - check out my podcast on the topic!  Thanks for listening to Happy Healthy Human Radio. If you enjoy this podcast, please subscribe, rate and leave a review, and share with a friend!
38:05
April 10, 2019
We're Only Human
Hello hello! Today's podcast is a big one. My trip to Tokyo plus an apartment move created a HUGE disruption in my routines the last few weeks. I was feeling pretty angry at myself for not sticking with my meditation and movement routines, and it made me think of a favorite quote from a book by  He says - "there's no embarrassment in being human." This got me thinking....am I embarrassed to be human?  Today's podcast is an investigation into embarrassment at being human, basic goodness, and overcoming deep fears.  Links: "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior."  by Chogyam Tronpa Rinpoche "Daring Greatly" by Brene Brown Relax into your Human-ness Playlist May Yoga Retreat! 
03:12
April 9, 2019
Lessons from my trip to Tokyo: Why you don't want to be like a cheap coffee grinder
Hello friends! I'm back from my week in Tokyo, and I'm bringing with me some powerful life lessons.  Tokyo was a beautiful, bustling city, but it was also incredibly friendly and personal and quiet. In today's podcast, I'm sharing these lessons on quiet, mindfulness, presence, and human connection.  If you like this episode, be sure to subscribe, rate and leave a review on iTunes, or share with a friend! 
27:50
April 4, 2019
Green Beauty and Authenticity with Professional Makeup Artist Ky Washington
I am SO excited to introduce you all to Ky Washington, founder of Modern Green Goddess. Ky is an amazing professional makeup artist who uses exclusively green/non-toxic makeup products. We met when she taught me how to do my makeup for my wedding, and I was so in awe of this bright spirit and knowledgable guide.  In today's episode, we talk about her transition from regular to green make-up products, including how she decided to stand up for her beliefs regarding the importance of green beauty. Plus, we talked about the power of intention, why makeup is about more than just looking pretty, and how you can make the switch to green beauty products. You are going to LOVE Ky as much as I do, AND Ky is going on tour this April teaching makeup classes! You can find her schedule on her website moderngreengoddess.com, or shoot her a message on Instagram at @kydoesmakeup. Ky also does makeup tutorials on her facebook page at KyDoesMakeup.
41:29
March 26, 2019
45 Minute Vinyasa Yoga: Enjoy the Process
And we're back! After a long hiatus, our beloved yoga podcasts are back. My apologies for the delay. I was trying to improve my process, and in doing so, forgot to actually record. But no longer - I'll be uploading yoga sequences more regularly in the future.  Today's yoga sequence is a favorite and a companion to our lesson on Enjoying The Process. It's an intermediate level class that has good side bends, twists, and hip work. I know you'll love it. If you do have requests, suggestions, or questions about our yoga podcasts, please send me a message! I always am wanting to improve and tailor these podcasts to fit your needs. Enjoy enjoy enjoy, my friends! 
45:47
March 21, 2019
Learning to Enjoy the Process
Are you a super goal-oriented person? I'm right there with you. Today on the podcast, I'm talking about how to have goals *and* enjoy the process. We'll be using wisdom from a former Jain monk, Stoic philosophy, and the founder of the Spartan Race to learn how to have goals and move forward while still dealing with the difficulties, uncertainties, and discomforts of the process.   You'll also get to hear some personal examples of how I've reframed past "obstacles" and "lost years" to be essential parts of my journey. This is a great podcast for anyone that's interested in finding more joy in their every day 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. Subscribe to Happy Healthy Human Radio on your favorite podcast player: Apple Podcasts Google Play Podbean Overcast Anchor Thanks for being a part of the community!
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March 18, 2019
Moon Chat: Reframing Mercury Retrograde
Today on the podcast we have Kathleen Barry back to talk about Mercury Retrograde! I know - it's everyone's favorite astrological phenomenon (or at least the one we hear about the most), but in this podcast, we're going to do a deep dive in Mercury Retrograde to understand how it can be a catalyst for self-discovery, boundaries, and rebalancing in our crazy, tech-obsessed world. This conversation, while wonderful, is imperfect - our tech, unsurprisingly, wasn't working wonderfully, so you might miss a few words throughout the podcast. No fear - you'll still get some amazing ideas and practices from the podcast. Find your Birth Chart (for free!):Beginner: https://alabe.com/freechart/default.aspAdvanced: https://www.astro.com/ (Click on "Free Horsocopes", then "Chart drawing, ascendant"  Send Kathleen an email at kbb323@gmail.com if you could use some extra help understanding your birth chart. Thank you for listening! If you enjoy this podcast, please do rate and leave a review on iTunes!   If you're interested in joining our May Yoga and Ayurveda retreat, there are only 3 spots left! Reserve yours at bit.ly/mayyogaretreat. And if you live the DC area and want to come out to a wonderful, integrative yoga class, join me on Saturdays in Ballston. More info at bit.ly/ballston-yoga. 
31:27
March 15, 2019
Nicole Lanteri: Work/Life Balance (or lack thereof) and using your gifts
I am SO grateful for this conversation with Interior Decorator Nicole Lanteri. Nicole is an amazing creative and business woman. She started her interior design business 10 years ago when she realized that being a lawyer wasn't using her gifts and energy to the best of her ability. I'm so glad that she made that change, because she now brings a wealth of kindness, empathy, and a brilliant design eye to her client's homes. I often think that Nicole has so many clients because you just want to hang out with her, and after this conversation, I know that many of you will want to hang out with her too.  In this conversation, we talked about: The difference between an interior designer and decorator. The fabulous advice Nicole received on making big changes in your life. How Nicole feels about work/life balance and using your gifts. What to know if you're interested in a career of interior decorating. A key to great listening. You can find more about Nicole at NicoleLanteri.com and on Instagram at @NicoleLanteriDesign.
43:45
March 11, 2019
Moving through fear and setting big audacious goals
Setting goals is such an important aspect of being human - we're always aiming for something that's just out of reach. But how do we deal with the fear that comes along with setting these goals? In today's podcast, you'll learn why setting goals are so scary and how to overcome that fear so that you can feel good about your progress, however fast or slow it is moving!  Mentioned in this episode: -Momento Mori -The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People -Ira Glass on the Creativity Gap -Saturday Yoga in Ballston! -May Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat! As always, if you enjoy this podcast, please do subscribe, rate and leave a review, and share with a friend.  I want to hear from you! Let me know how you liked this episode - reach out on instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman!
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March 7, 2019
Moon Chat: How to Find and Read your Astrology Birth Chart!
Most of us know the sign based on our date of birth, but do you know that you actually have MULTIPLE signs? These signs are based on the positions of the planets at the time and place of your birth. With this information, you are armed with a fuller picture of your personality, work, life, and values.  Today on our Moon Chat, resident astrology expert Kathleen Barry is sharing how to find your birth chart and how to interpret it. We're dropping a TON of knowledge, and it's going to help you look at yourself in a whole new way. We'd recommend grabbing your birth chart before you tune in so you can have all the information you need as we go through this episode! OR, send Kathleen an email at kbb323@gmail.com if you could use some extra help understanding your birth chart.  Find your Birth Chart (for free!): Beginner: https://alabe.com/freechart/default.asp Advanced: https://www.astro.com/ (Click on "Free Horsocopes", then "Chart drawing, ascendant"  Kathleen's Favorite Monthly/Weekly Astrology Forecasts: Astrotwins - https://astrostyle.com/ Chani Nicholas - https://chaninicholas.com/horoscopes/ Susan Miller - http://www.astrologyzone.com The Numinous - https://www.the-numinous.com/ Thank you for listening! If you enjoy this podcast, please do rate and leave a review on iTunes!  If you're interested in joining our May Yoga and Ayurveda retreat, there are only FOUR spots left! Reserve yours at bit.ly/mayyogaretreat. And if you live the DC area and want to come out to a wonderful, integrative yoga class, join me on Saturdays in Ballston. More info at bit.ly/ballston-yoga.
51:22
March 1, 2019
Getting rid of "should" - an interview with social worker Jerusha Hull
Today on the podcast, we have an interview with the talented and caring Jerusha Hull. Jerusha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Virtue Counseling in Arlington, VA. Jerusha specializes in issues particular to women such as prenatal loss, infertility, birth trauma and recovery, postpartum depression and anxiety, your role as a mother, wife, and woman as well as childhood trauma and relationship concerns. She works with women both individually and with their loved ones. Jerusha believes that every woman should have access to quality mental health care. You can find Jerusha at VirtueCounseling.com and on Instagram @VirtueCounseling In our conversation, we talked about: What makes a social worker different than a clinical psychologist, and how Jerusha approaches care with her patients. How Jerusha  has redefined what "has" to get done and is dropping the "shoulds". What Jerusha defines as success in her life as a mother, entrepreneur, wife, and friend. Podcasts Jerusha recommends for new parents: The Birth Hour The Mom and Mind Podcast Come out to see Jerusha at Blue Nectar Yoga on March 3rd for The Nurture Series: Keeping the “Us” After Baby. Register here.  Thanks so much for listening to this podcast. If you do enjoy it, please subscribe, rate and leave a review on iTunes, and share with a friend! Namaste! 
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February 22, 2019
Embodying Your Heroic Identity - Guided Meditation
Here’s a 10-minute guided meditation to help you embody your heroic identity. The warrior poses are actually based on a sage, Virbhadra, who was a great hero and friend. We’re going to embody the virtues of a hero - a protector, someone with strength and loyalty and stamina. In the process, we’re going to strengthen and balance the 3rd chakra (our center of identity). Learn more about embodying hero virtues in the latest blog post: http://behappyhealthyhuman.com/happyhealthyhuman/warrior-poses-name-hero-virtue/ And, if you’re interested in balancing your third chakra, check out my chakra balancing meditation program: https://shop.behappyhealthyhuman.com/products/your-chakra-guide-with-guided-meditations Last up, join me a Saturday yoga classes in Ballston: bit.ly/ballston-yoga Thank you for listening! If you enjoy this podcast, please do subscribe, rate, and leave a review on iTunes. Thank you! 
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February 20, 2019
Moon Chat: Embracing the Light and the Dark
It's time for another amazing moonchat with our resident astrology expert, Kathleen Barry.  In today's episode, we're talking about the full moon in Virgo, getting your inner life in order, and embracing the light and the dark. You'll learn about how linear thinking and overthinking can get us into trouble, why seasonal affectedness disorder is *definitely* a real thing, plus learn a little biology along the way!  One of my favorite parts of the conversation is about how we're never *quite* at perfection. We are always learning, retooling, and reshaping. This doesn't mean we suck - it means we're human! And this waxing and waning of the moon reminds us that we can tread the same territory again and again, yet still be learning something new.  Mentioned in this episode: "The Artist's Journey" by Steven Pressfield One Strange Rock (also available to watch on Netflix) Playlist about leaning into discomfort, instead of amassing pain Kathleen's Instagram Upcoming Events: Saturday Yoga Classes in Arlington!  Demystifying the Menstrual Cycle at Apothekary - save the date March 6th! May Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat! THANK YOU for being an amazing community! 
39:47
February 15, 2019
Finding Stable Equilibrium and Trusting Your Balance
Throughout biology and even in our own biochemistry, the world is held together by stable equilibrium: when something gets out of balance, compensation mechanisms come into play, bringing us back to balance. Unfortunately, we often find it harder to believe in that stable equilibrium within ourselves. We fear feeling emotions fully, or get overly controlling in our own lives. In this podcast, we'll talk about having the courage to trust that we are in stable equilibrium, PLUS share a short guided meditation to help us embody that truth. Mentioned on this podcast: -Yoga classes starting soon in Ballston! -Work with me! As always, if you do enjoy this podcast, please do share it with a friend who would also appreciate it. Thank you!
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February 11, 2019
How do you know if you're burned out? Interview with Ingrid Vaicius
Today on the podcast, we have a special interview with my friend, colleague, and fellow wellness warrior - Ingrid Vaicius. We talked about her path from foreign policy to wellness coaching, the major signs that told her she was in the throws of burnout, and how she nursed her body back to health. We also talk about her evening routine, what she does when she turns off screens at night, and the lesson she would share with the listeners and world at large. Ingrid is smart, funny, practical, and honest. I know you'll love her as much as I do.  Like this episode? Tell Ingrid: IngridVaicius.com instagram.com/ingrid_wellness Ingrid's Delicious (and healthy!) cookie company: baktbyingrid.com Be sure to check out our 4-week stress cleanse course at 4-week-stress-detox.teachable.com. And as always, if you enjoy this podcast, please do subscribe and share with a friend! Thank you!
41:17
February 7, 2019
New Moon in Aquarius and Finding Oneness
Welcome to another Moon Chat with the fabulous Kathleen Berry! (@kbb323). Today we’re talking about the New Moon in Aquarius. You’ll learn about the types of intentions and initiatives will be most superpowered during this next month. We’ll also talk about the Age of Aquarius (and how it’s a real thing!!), how the astrological signs relate to the Hero’s Journey, plus the connection between the astrological signs, the elements, and approaches to solving problems. This is a great, free-form chat - Enjoy!
24:53
February 1, 2019
Moon Chat! Super Blood Wolf Moon
Join me and the amazing Kathleen Barry (@kbb323) to talk about the upcoming super blood wolf moon, personal power, shedding kapha, and setting intention.
21:01
January 18, 2019
Your 2019 Vision
We're baaackkk! I'm so excited to be back for 2019. In this episode we'll dive into some lessons about creating your vision for 2019 (hint: everyone has a vision, you just decide to intentionally choose it or not).  PLUS learn all about what's coming up in 2019 for Happy Healthy Human Radio. *Sign up for virtual or in person discounted private yoga! *Prenatal Yoga at Spark Yoga *Happy Healthy Human Yoga starting in mid-February!  *4-Week Stress Cleanse It is SO great to be back. As always, please do share feedback at sam@behappyhealthyhuman.com. If you enjoy this podcast, please do subscribe, rate, and leave a review! <3 
14:48
January 16, 2019
2018 in Review!
Can you believe it!? We're at the end of 2018. I'm getting ready to go on official break - I'll be back with more blogs and podcasts mid-January. In the meantime - here are some of the best things that happened in Happy Healthy Human world in 2019: --I started a podcast, Happy Healthy Human Radio, which has 116 episodes and over 10,000 downloads. --In August, I started a charitable giving arm to Happy Healthy Human, giving proceeds from my services to charities such as Charity:Water and the Thich Nhat Hanh foundation. --I led a weekend Ayurveda immersion retreat in June! --We held 20+ workshops at more than 10 different locations in the DC area. --Launched the 4 week Stress Cleanse Course! It is *truly* amazing, and I'm so proud of what this year has brought. I'm also so excited for what the new year will bring - I'm working on guided chakra meditations, a monthly yogi box, and more yoga offerings. ***I want to hear from you!*** In the meantime, I'd love to hear from you about what you're loving and what you'd like to see more of. --Want podcast interviews? --More yoga podcasts? Longer or shorter sequences? --Specific workshops and retreats? Share your feedback by sending an email to sam[at]behappyhealthyhuman[dot]com. I truly appreciate hearing from you!
09:15
December 19, 2018
Overcoming Fear in the Heart Chakra
We all want to feel more connected. But what's stopping it from happening? In this podcast, I explore the reasons why we cut ourselves off from others and how you can reach out a little more.
18:19
December 11, 2018
Guided Meditation: 4th Chakra and Heart Connection
Have someone that you're not seeing eye-to-eye with? Want to feel a little more heart connection? This guided meditation will help you reconnect to your own heart, and also spread some of that love to someone else in your life as well. Let's feel the connection. 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.
09:26
December 6, 2018
30 minute yoga: Softening and opening the heart chakra
This yoga podcast is a simple yoga flow to open up the shoulders and heart. It's perfect if you've been sitting or slouching at your desk, and will leave you feeling open and calm. 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.
31:55
December 5, 2018
Understanding the Fourth Chakra - "Courage, Dear Heart"
Let's continue our exploration of the chakra system! We're halfway through at the 4th chakra. Learn why strengthening your heart also leads to better (and easier) decision making. As always, if you like this episode, please subscribe, rate and leave a review, and share with a friend! I want to hear your feedback - send me a message on instagram - Instagram.com/behappyhealthyhuman.
14:07
December 4, 2018
Balancing Energy This Holiday Season
The holidays tend to go one of two ways: 1. Working super hard to finish work deadlines, organize parties and holidays, shopping lists, and activities. 2. Living fun and free, with plentiful holiday parties, cocktails, and sugar comas. Both of these situations relate to an imbalance in the second chakra. So this holiday season, let's look at how you can find balance. The benefit of balancing this second chakra energy? You'll finish the holiday season with good energy, no guilt, and some joy. You'll learn the mantras to use for balancing your second chakra, plus practices you can do to help you feel joyful and bright this holiday. 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.
09:23
November 29, 2018
Finding one's own place with svadhistana - the 2nd chakra
Svadhistana! Let's talk about the second chakra. The second chakra is just *fun*. It's about joy, sensuality, and creativity. When we connect with the 2nd chakra, we connect with our creative potential and power. Ruled by the element of water, the 2nd chakra allows us to get into the flow and find joy in life. We move from the stability and material goods of the 1st chakra to the emotions and creativity of the 2nd chakra. Too little 2nd chakra energy? You survive, not thrive. Too much 2nd chakra energy? You might deal with issues like addiction or inability to plan ahead. Learn how to balance the 2nd chakra in this episode using affirmation, meditation, breath, and movement. 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.
13:37
November 28, 2018
Guided Meditation: 3rd Chakra and the Power of the Sun
Want to feel confident and powerful? Embody the strength of the sun. I know...sounds like a little much, but as Hafiz said - "you are the sun in drag"...so let's put the outfit on for a few minutes and see how it feels, shall we? 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.
11:11
November 27, 2018
Remover of Obstacles - YOU! All about the 3rd Chakra
Let's talk Third Chakra. This is the center of your confidence, esteem, and strength. In today's episode, I'll discuss how you can build your confidence through affirmation, meditation, exercise, and action. PLUS the difference between preparation and anticipation. You'll learn why fear isn't as useful as we all pretend, and how you can become your own remover of obstacles. Have feedback on this episode? Leave a message on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman!
21:35
November 21, 2018
Vinyasa Yoga - Continuous Movement
Today's yoga sequence is a short, continuous, and circular flow. Use this sequence to reset your energy and find smooth, continuous movement. 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.
12:43
November 9, 2018
Circles and Seasons Guided Meditation + Listener Q&A
Let's do an 8 minute guided meditation to experience the circles and cycles occurring internally as well as externally. We'll converge that energy through our meditation. Then, tune in to an answer to a listener question: "how do I acknowledge and give myself credit for? And How do I let things go? 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.
18:47
November 8, 2018
Circles and Seasons: the most important perspective to bring happiness
Let's talk about circles, cycles, and seasons. From a global scale all the way down to the breath - our life is ruled by circles, cycles, and seasons. It's amazing how much of our sadness or anger is due to a desire to stop this change - we either want to hold on to what is here or to push away what we don't want anymore. Let's talk about how to view the circles and seasons PLUS why Ayurveda says we need to adjust our routines based on these external seasons. In Today's Episode: -What cycles and seasons are at play in the world around us. -How these external cycles relate to our internal cycles. -Bending time with our perspective. -How to adjust daily routines to the cycles 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.
19:56
November 7, 2018
15 minute Meditation and Yoga for Muladhara Chakra
Today's podcast is a combination of yoga and meditation to help you balance muladhara chakra. You'll feel calm, grounded, and abundant after this podcast. 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.
15:42
November 2, 2018
Balancing Muladhara Chakra
Muladhara Chakra is our first chakra and our center of stability and safety. In this episode, we'll talk about why balancing Muladhara chakra is so important these days, how to figure out if your Muladhara chakra is out of balance, plus practices to balance it again!
17:09
October 31, 2018
30 Minute Vinyasa Yoga: Interdependence & Connection
Today's yoga practice uses smooth, connected movements and mudras to help you stay connected to your own body and connected to the energy of others. 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.
27:32
October 26, 2018
Guided Meditation: Interdependence and labels
Today's episode is a guided meditation to help you experience interdependence and to start letting go of the labels that can rule our life. We'll use a meditation on our breath, plus a guided meditation into our own roles and values. We'll explore the qualities you find difficult to accept in others, and then practice letting go of our own labels and self-perception. This is a beautiful guided meditation that will leave you feeling expansive, grounded, and connected. 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.
14:51
October 25, 2018
Labels, Interdependence, and Harry Potter
Let's explore the Buddhist idea of interdependence, why we can learn about it from Harry Potter, and most importantly - why it's so great for you as well! Interdependence is all about building more compassion for yourself and for those around you. You'll learn to release inhibiting self-talk and labels, while also connecting better to those around you.
10:55
October 24, 2018
35 Minute Vinyasa Flow: Let's boost some Prana!
Today's vinyasa flow is dedicated to the feeling of prana flowing through your body. We'll do some breath work and invite movements that sync with our breath. Grab a yoga mat and a block, and let's get to 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.
37:13
October 19, 2018
Practices for Prana
Now that we've done an introduction to prana - let's talk about some practices to increase your access to prana in your body and life. We'll talk about foods that are high in prana (check out this post for more details and a recipe!), breathwork, and do a short guided meditation to connect to the universal flow of energy. In Today's Episode: -What foods are high in prana. -What are the ida and pingala nadis and how to activate them. -What breathwork is good for inviting prana. -A short, guided meditation to connect to prana in your body and your world. 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.
16:23
October 18, 2018
May the Prana be with you
This week is all about prana - that life force and energy that's flowing through each and every one of us. In today's episode, we're doing an intro on prana and discussing how do we even notice this subtle energy flowing through our bodies? Get ready for a week full of prana and energy-filled goodness. In Today's Episode: -What is prana -How do we feel prana in every day life? -The connection between breath and prana. -Ways to increase your access to prana. 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.
14:20
October 16, 2018
Meditation: Finding your Purpose
Today's episode is a guided meditation about finding your purpose. Through breath, stillness, and focus, we'll help you tune into your sense of purpose plus help you identify how to know you're on the right path. This is a fast and simple guided meditation, perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike! 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.
09:06
October 10, 2018
Purpose, Dharma, and Intuition
Let's talk dharma. Dharma is a purpose - it's why we show up in this body, at this specific time, in this specific environment. We each have our own purpose, but it can sometimes feel elusive. How do we know that we're on the right path? Today's episode explores how to cultivate your intuition to find your purpose. In Today's Episode: -What is dharma. -How do we find our purpose? -What do obstacles mean about our purpose? -How to cultivate our intuition and connect to our purpose. 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.
15:22
October 9, 2018
When Change Doesn't Feel Good
On a fundamental level, we're always experiencing change. Our cells are constantly in motion, and our energy is as well. We as humans are constantly evolving. But sometimes....this evolution doesn't feel that good. We gain new insights and views into the world that aren't pretty - we see war, sadness, poverty, despair... what do we do when we experience change and can't help but miss that innocence we used to enjoy? How do we deal with our new reality? In Today's Episode: -What happens when we experience change as a negative event. -Why old traumas come up again and again. -How to grieve change. -My secret to moving through tough times: remembering what is constant beneath the change. 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.
14:11
October 4, 2018
Understanding the Chakras
Oh, chakras. It's an esoteric term often used to make fun of people in movies when they're a little too "hippie". But let's talk about what the chakras ACTUALLY are, how they relate loosely to Western medicine and physiology, and most importantly, how they can be used to add intentionality and balance to your day. No, I don't know or believe that using the chakras will cure major disease. But they can give you great insights into what's happening in your body and mind, and sometimes that's all we need. In Today's Episode: -What are the seven chakras and where are they located. -How the chakras relate to the endocrine (hormone) system. -The relationship between the chakras and the Ayurvedic doshas. -How to use chakras to better understand your emotions, plus how to balance 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.
17:18
October 3, 2018
30 minute vinyasa yoga for internal strength
Today - we're playing the long game. We're remembering that tension is always followed by release. That uncertainty is always made certain. So we'll work our strength, our grounding, and our resolve to learn our internal strength. 30 minutes of vinyasa yoga - grab a block or book and a mat - let's go! 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.
30:24
September 28, 2018
What's your period's dosha?
It's basically the biggest annoyance of your life, and the thing you can't leave behind. Your period. We learned about it in an awkward health class, and it's time to gain a greater understanding of what's happening in your body each month. Let's talk about how the Ayurvedic doshas play out throughout the menstrual cycle, PLUS how to tell if your period is vata, pitta, or kapha. In Today's Episode: -How do the doshas correspond to different times of the month. -What your period says about your dosha. -The major secret no doctor has told 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.
16:35
September 27, 2018
Seeing Tension for What it Really is
"I'm so tense" is a complaint I often hear as a yoga teacher. But what is tension really, and how do we deal with it constructively? Listen in on this episode to learn about the real reasons we need to reduce our tension PLUS how to go through it. In Today's Episode: -Why is tension so insidious? -How does tension relate to energy and alignment? -How to release tension in your body. -Meditation to identify tension and stuck emotion. 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.
18:03
September 25, 2018
30 minute yin yoga for vata season
Welcome to vata season! Vata is ruled by movement and change, so we can best balance our bodies with stillness. Yin yoga is perfect for this intention. Let's do a grounding, simple practice to find refuge from the busy fall season.
29:55
September 21, 2018
Welcome to Vata Season!
Let's dive deep in to Vata season. What is vata energy? Where do you find it? And most importantly, how do you balance it? Stay for the end: there's a great lesson in self-acceptance, love, and expressing your highest strengths. In Today's Episode: -What is vata energy? -Where do we find vata energy in our world. -The important pitta and kapha-related ways to balance vata energy. -The major lesson in accepting vata. 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.
20:42
September 20, 2018
Be the Change
There is a LOT of change happening in our world, and figuring out how to serve and share your energy can be overwhelming. Let's talk about how you can best make a difference in the world and be of service to those around you while being true to yourself. In Today's Episode: -Why starting with yourself is the most important way to make change. -The energetic blocks that happen when you're not authentic to yourself. -How to be more authentic in your everyday actions. -The "big 3" of service - time, energy, and money. 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.
11:32
September 18, 2018
Rebroadcast: how to create an Ayurvedic routine
While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes! This episode will teach you how to create an Ayurvedic routine, no matter what your dosha is. If you don't know what your dosha is and want to learn more about it- head on over to behappyhealthyhuman.com/discover-your-dosha-quiz to learn more! And if you want to follow along with my travels - catch me on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman!
10:16
September 14, 2018
Rebroadcast: how to do Tonglen Meditation
While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes! This episode teaches you how to do Tonglen meditation - it's a powerful practice to help you find compassion for yourself and connection with the world around you. And if you want to follow along with my travels - catch me on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman!
10:58
September 12, 2018
Rebroadcast: why you should try yin yoga
While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes! This episode explains why, after 11 years of doing exclusively vinyasa yoga, I became a practitioner, advocate, and teacher of yin yoga. If you've been interested in trying yin yoga but don't know if it's right for you - check out this podcast! And if you want to follow along with my travels - catch me on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman!
11:25
September 7, 2018
Rebroadcast: how to change your diet!
While I'm out of the country for my wedding and honeymoon, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite podcast episodes! This episode is an exploration of how to start making dietary changes that feel authentic, effective, and attainable. And if you want to follow along with my travels - catch me on Instagram at @behappyhealthyhuman!
07:49
September 5, 2018
My Yoga Journey - an interview with Chris Parkison
A different sort of episode today! This is the recording of the DC Yoga Podcast, where I was interviewed by host Chris Parkison. It was a breath of fresh air to get to talk yoga, Ayurveda, and life with Chris in his studio in Shaw. I thought you might enjoy this conversation as well (notably because I think I explain Ayurveda in probably the most eloquent way that I ever have). DC Yoga Podcast is awesome. There are conversations with yoga teachers and studio owners from around the DMV! I highly recommend you check it out on iTunes and Soundcloud. Thanks Chris!
1:02:14
September 3, 2018
My favorite Travel Yoga Sequence (15 minutes!)
In honor of my impending travels to Europe, I wanted to share my favorite yoga routine to do when traveling. Travel can aggravate Vata dosha - the wind and air energy, causing us to feel overwhelmed and unfocused. This set of sun salutations will put you in a grounded rhythm to help you feel like home, no matter where you roam. Even if you're at your house, this routine is the perfect "get up a go" yoga sequence to get your heart rate pumping and help you feel the power of your breath. 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.
16:59
August 31, 2018
From fear to empowerment
If you have a stressful thought or fear that keeps coming up again and again, you need empowerment statements. Unlike affirmations, empowerment statements are specific and evidence-based, so they don't feel false or arbitrary. They're built from your own knowledge and beliefs. In this podcast, learn how to create your own empowerment statements for labor OR for any situation you're facing. In Today's Episode: -Why empowerment statements are more powerful than affirmations. -How to create an empowerment statement. 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.
12:27
August 30, 2018
How to accept help with grace
Accepting help can be difficult. We tell ourselves that we're lazy, incapable of taking care of ourselves, or otherwise aren't being the strong being we're supposed to be. This is particularly an issue for my pittas listening! Let's talk about why accepting help is SO important for your sense of connection and happiness, plus, how to accept help with grace. In Today's Episode: -Why it's OK to ask for help. -How to trust your intentions. -What to do in the moment to transform anxiety to gratitude. 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.
10:21
August 27, 2018
15 minute flow to get into bow pose
Bow Pose! This heart opener, shoulder opener, hip opener, and back strengthener is more complex than it looks! Let's open up the front body and work the abdominals so you can find your way into bow pose (and learn to love this shape!) 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.
14:24
August 24, 2018
The Power of Sharing Your Story
Life can be tough (no kidding). But too often these tough moments become an opportunity for us to blame and shame ourselves. In today's podcast, we're talking about why you could be doing ALL of the right things and still not get the outcome you desire, PLUS talk about the power of sharing your struggles with others. In Today's Episode: -Why your worth is not tied to outcomes. -How your self-protection is causing loneliness. -How to connect and pull yourself out of the shame spiral. 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.
10:43
August 23, 2018
What to do if labor slows down
Did you know that 25% of emergency cesearean births are because of "failure to progress?" Once labor starts, we all want it to keep going. In this podcast, I discuss why labor slows down and how to speed it back up again. In Today's Episode: -Why your hospital room isn't set up to have a speedy labor. -What you can do to get labor started again if it slows down. -Why most of us worry about the speed of labor way too early. 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.
16:23
August 22, 2018
How I create my yoga sequences
If you've ever taken yoga with me (in person or on the podcast!), you know I create pretty unique sequences. But these poses are not random - they're always tied to an energetic or emotional theme that I want to embody physically. In today's podcast, you'll learn how I create my yoga sequences PLUS get tips on creating your own powerful sequences at home. In Today's Episode: -How I create yoga sequences. -What has to happen before you figure out the poses to teach. -How you can create a mindful yoga sequence at home. 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.
16:58
August 20, 2018
25 minute yoga to relax your back
It's the request I get most often from private clients and yoga students: can we do something to relax my back? If you want to soften up your spine and release tight muscles, this is the practice for you. 25 minutes of simple movements to help your back relax! 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.
27:01
August 17, 2018
Life 101: How to Breathe
Are you breathing correctly? Breathe is the most fundamental part of our lives (you don't go a day without it!), yet most of us aren't breathing correctly. Our shallow breaths are weakening our core muscles, starving our bodies, and stressing us out. In today's podcast: how to take proper, diaphragmatic breaths, PLUS an explanation of why yogis aren't always the best breathers. In Today's Episode: -Why we are so bad at breathing. -The muscles of the torso and how to use your diaphragm to breathe. -Why yogis aren't always the best breathers. -Breathing practice and exercises you can do at home! 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
15:06
August 16, 2018
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
I’m Samantha Attard and this is my first Anchor episode! Send me a voice message to let me know your thoughts about my podcast.
00:40
April 30, 2018
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