Join Tosha Bailey of The Mix EduKitchen and Fitness and I as we discuss entrepreneurial journeys, showing up authentically in life and at work, and improving our relationships with our bodies! Then stick around and check out previous episodes from Be Well ATL - Season 1.
Join us as we chat with Josh Jarmin, owner and fitness expert at Blueprint Fitness, about fitness (duh) and superheroes.
Brett is one of my most favorite people, and even more so every time I get to spend some time chatting with him. I'm pretty sure you're about to feel the same.
Brett's day job (do you still call it that when someone is rocking the whole mission-driven, work/life balance thing so hard??) is running a recovery residence for young adult men that is heavily focused on showing them that there is a lot of fun to be had in recovery. You can find them at www.purpletreatment.com, on facebook, and instagram@activerecoverylifestyle.
Hey y'all! Some technical difficulties tonight getting an intro recorded, so we just jump right in on this one! Margaret and I chat about our visit to psychics, her Holistic Health and Eating Psychology Counseling practice - Authentic Nourishment, showing up fully in our lives, and more!
Check out Margaret's website and facebook page to find out more about her work. Keep your eyes peeled, as we are working on an exciting joint project for y'all that will be announced soon into the new year! :)
Join me and my honeybee Maha Devi as we talk about yoga, science, writing, and getting naked. <3 Here are all of the links of interest:
Maha Devi's facebook page, and the best way to reach her for private and/or corporate yoga.
You can also find her at Kashi Atlanta. Here are other Kashi links of interest:
Yoga Class Schedule
Service Programs: Street Meals, Kids Art, Jail Yoga
You can financially support these programs by donating to my Yogathon fundraiser page!
Keep your eyes peeled for Alison's original sketch comedy show, U up? coming soon to Dad's Garage.
As always, Be Well ATL is sponsored by Align Wellness Solutions. Please check us out if you're in need of counseling, coaching or consulting.
I'll close out this post with a variety of inspirations.
Y'all, never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed that there would be this fabulous rap about my cell membrane wonderment.
And here's some space, for Maha Devi. <3
And the column referenced in our episode, A Flower for the Graves.
Come listen in as I chat with Lena Franklin, LCSW - therapist, meditation teacher, and wellness travel expert. Lena has inspired me on my own journey of stepping outside of my comfort zone and dreaming bigger. She is my original #GoalsSquad crew of one, co-founder of shameless bragging dates, and headed for Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, I just know it. <3
Go visit Lena at http://www.lenafranklin.com and http://www.innerjourneyretreats.com. She is gearing up for a journey of a lifetime trip to Thailand next month. There is one spot remaining - maybe just for you?
And on Instagram!
My first podcast guest is a good friend and amazing lady, Dr. Nzinga Harrison. She is a psychiatrist and involved in so many good things. We talk about mental health stigma, criminal justice reform, essential oils, and Grand Slams! Here are the links, as promised, for some of the things we mentioned if you want to check them out for more info and ways to get involved.
Nzinga's website for her consulting business: NAHMDLLC
Not mentioned in the podcast, but an amazing article written by Dr. Harrison on the topic of tragic and repeated killings of unarmed black men by police officers, recently featured on the front page of the Huffington Post!
Let's Get Mentally Fit! Campaign
Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform
DoTerra Essential Oils
Poomoji - The Poo Emoji App
Blue Apron - Click the image below or this link for a special deal for Be Well ATL listeners - THREE meals free on your first order!
Stitch Fix! Click the image below or this link to try out this fantastic service. My favorite part (other than they are the main reason you'll ever see me wearing anything but jeans and yoga pants) is that this is NOT a subscription service. You can order a box when you want, and not order one when you don't. Or if subscriptions are your thing, you can set it up that way too.
As always, Be Well ATL is sponsored by Align Wellness Solutions.
Guys. We did it. I mean, I'm saying we to feel inclusive, but I did it. :) The podcast is ALIVE!!! Here is our intro episode. Stay tuned... I mean, really tuned, because two more episodes are coming at you TODAY!
Me: I wonder how to do a podcast?
Also me: *doing a podcast*
You guys. Yesterday Be Well ATL was just an idea. Granted, it was an idea with a purchased domain (can we all rave about the great name and how I can't believe it hadn't been snagged before?!), a microphone, downloaded free audacity software, and a scheduled guest, but it was still just an idea. Then, me and my friend and colleague, the amazing Nzinga Harrison, sat down and recorded a loosely-mission-driven conversation, and now it EXISTS. It's an actual thing that is real now. And before the domain, the schedule, the mission, and the supplies were real things, they were just ideas too. Isn't it amazing, y'all? This is how the world works. We hold the power to have ideas, and then *poof*! They're HERE. (Dislaimer: *poof* = action steps). They're THINGS THAT EXIST and OTHER PEOPLE CAN PERCEIVE THEM. I don't think I'm being overly excited here. Let's allow ourselves to be amazed at our own creative power. We. Can. Make. Anything. (I'll pause for you to take a moment to oooh and ahhh in awe and wonderment).
And let's also talk about the things that almost prevented this podcast from happening. (and also almost prevented me from doing yoga teacher training and moving to Atlanta and applying for big jobs and asking for more money and so on and so on...) Or, at least the chief-among-them culprit. This guy: "who am I to host a wellness podcast?" "who am I to interview experts?" "who am I to put myself in some kind of leadership role in this community of amazing people?" Sound familiar? As I share all of my "who the hell am I?" thoughts with friends, they all have that voice too. (whew!) Well, let's answer the question. Who am I? I'm a therapist. A leader in my industry. (true statement, still hard to say). I'm the founder of a nonprofit. I'm a business owner. I'm a yoga teacher. (new one, so also uncomfortable to claim!) I am a wellness-enthusiast. I have some qualifications, sure. But I don't have any more special knowledge, skills, or abilities than any of my guests, nor than any of my listeners! By hosting a podcast, I am laying no claim to any expertise or mastery that is any more than anyone else. Or any less. We are all just people, sharing what we know and how we've grown in the hopes that it's helpful to other people. And really, the thing I have in common with all of the other podcast hosts out there: I decided to do it and I did it. And the only difference between that thing that you've been wanting to be, and maybe even that you've been afraid to want to be... the only difference between you and that person is that you haven't decided to do it and done it yet. So, I'm not a leader in the Atlanta community of wellness professionals. Except that I had an idea to create something that might be of benefit to others, and I chose to ignore that scary voice telling me all of the reasons I shouldn't/can't/don't deserve to do it, and I am doing it anyway. Will you do it, too? That thing you want to do but don't think you've "earned the right"? I hope you will. It's kind of great out here - in a chaotic, unstructured, terrifying but "good-terrifying" (whatever the hell that means) kind of way.
Episodes are being recorded, and will launch bi-weekly beginning in October. Stay tuned for our first episode: The Grand Slam with Nzinga Harrison.
BE WELL ATL
Join us for our podcast that is all about being well in the ATL. We talk to local artists, therapists, spiritual leaders, health and fitness experts, and anyone inspiring others to live their best, authentic, and out-loud lives. Hosted by Melanie Storrusten, owner of holistic therapy practice Align Wellness Solutions.