Episode 85: Just Be Your Own Guru With Rosanne Grace

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Rosanne’s fathers death was a catalyst for her awakening. Then during a divorce and multimillion dollar lawsuit she realized she had two choices, heal or die. Rosanne chose to heal and became her own healer allowing her to learn from some of the best.

As an Intuitive Holistic lifestyle coach specializing in inner child integration and Quantum healing hypnosis practitioner she’s been able to support her clients heal the root cause of their stories (whether it be in this lifetime or another).

According to Rosanne, ascension does not have to be so challenging...

Having experienced overwhelming pain and suffering on her journey of awakening, she realized that there had to be a better way. An easier more graceful way. This is her purpose here.

Rosanne’s mission is to support the individual and collective in their healing and ascension. As an Ascension Advisor and Metaphysical Coach Rosanne has successfully connected and guided thousands of clients to their higher self, inner child, divine intelligence of the physical body and their true Source Consciousness to facilitate the deepest, easiest and most graceful healing and integration possible.

Connect with Rosanne at:

Website: https://www.rosannegrace.com/
Instagram: Instagram@rosanne.grace
Facebook: Facebook@rosanne.grace.home

Sedona Retreat: https://www.rosannegrace.com/e-v-e-n-t-s


In this episode we talk about:

  • False spirituality - what that means and how we can create awareness

  • Inner child work - how to listening to your inner children can help you heal

  • Beliefs around suffering - unconscious behaviors and the influence they have

  • How energy doesn’t lie - acknowledging the things we cannot logically explain or see

  • How to be radically responsible - what do you want to create and what are you serving


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EP 84: Embodying The Masculine & Feminine With Maddy Moon

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Maddy Moon is a guiding force for women who want to stop over-thinking their lives away and live with more trust, intuition and flow.

Maddy uses her knowledge of the Feminine and Masculine to help women of all ages learn how to build confidence in their voices, feel ALL of their feelings, let go of control in their day-to-day lives and enjoy an abundance of self-worth.

Her mission is to help you unify all the pieces that make you you including your Feminine with your Masculine, Light with your Dark, Introvert with your Extrovert and your Doing with your Being.

Through transformational experiences such as coaching, shadow work, spiritual healing, polarity, and Feminine // Masculine embodiment, Maddy will warmly guide you to see the beauty of what exists right now in this wildly beautiful and messy thing we call life.

Her work and story has been featured in hundreds of podcasts as well as various publications such as The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Thought Catalog, Nylon Magazine, The Daily Mail, Vice, Greatist, Men’s Health, PEOPLE and ABC News Nightline.

Through her weekly podcast Mind Body Musings, online platform MaddyMoon.com and ongoing retreats, thousands have come to self-reclamation and feminine embodiment.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What is a healthy expression of feminine and masculine as opposed to an unhealthy expression

  • Why embodying and embracing your shadow parts can be extremely healing

  • What authentic self care is and we discuss what it means to us

  • How true self care is about learning how to take good care of yourself

  • Setting healthy boundaries so you have enough energy to be you


Resources Mentioned in this episode:

David Deida

The Way Of The Superior Man

John Wineland

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EP 83: Primal Birthing With Kimberly Nelli

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Kimberly realized she knew nothing about pregnancy, childbirth, mothering and relationships when she became pregnant with her first born (2008). She considered herself a pretty educated woman during this time holding two degrees, one in communications and one in veterinary technology, she was running her own business in a gym, as a personal trainer and very informed about holistic lifestyle including: movement, sleep, food, water, stress, rest, thoughts, emotions, modern medicine…

She thought she was going to give birth with a doctor at the hospital like all the other women. Kimberly didn’t even know what a midwife was or the business of being born. Her partner at the time was encouraging her to explore natural birth outside of the hospital. Kimberly was unsure if this was safe and she had her mother’s and grandmother’s birth stories imprinted in her conscious and subconscious.

Kimberly’s mother gave birth to four live babies in which three were premature and two of the three passed away shortly after birth. She was the 4th and her mom was going to try for a vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean section). It ended up in an emergency c-section. Thus all four births were traumatic and scary for her mother and for her.

Because Kimberly was into holistic living, she was open to exploring birth centers and other options for childbirth besides the hospital. Little did she know that a birthing center was only a few miles away. Kimberly took a tour there and spoke to the midwives and that was it…she knew instantly that she wanted to birth there and she also enrolled into midwifery school at the same birth center.

What a blessing. During her first pregnancy, she had the opportunity to attend over 20 births. Birth became magical, beautiful, and mystical. Kimberly loved every birth and by the time she was 40 weeks, she was so excited to give birth and see how it feels!

At exactly 40 weeks Kimberly gave birth to her first born, in the warm water. It was the most empowering and difficult moment in her life. After she gave birth she looked back at her husband and said, we are not having seven of these and at the same time she was in deep bliss…the most present she’s have ever been.

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EP79: Harnessing The Energy Of Spring With Danielle Melanson


Danielle received her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

She’s a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

She has additional certifications in Chinese herbal medicine and the ability to prescribe custom Chinese herbal formulas for her patients in Portland, Oregon.

When not caring for patients, Danielle enjoys a lifestyle of hiking, skiing, mountain biking, boogie boarding and cooking with her son, Harry.

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In this episode Danielle and I talk about:

  • How acupuncture works

  • How acupuncture can aid in allergy relief

  • What organs are related to springtime (according to Chinese Medicine) and why

  • What spring represents from a Chinese Medicine perspective

  • What we should be focusing on in the springtime for better health

  • Strategies for letting go of the energy of winter and stepping into spring

EP78: Cultivating Courageous Habits With Kate Swoboda

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Kate Swoboda is creator of YourCourageousLife.com, Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification at TeamCLCC.com and author of The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life. She helps individuals, teams, and companies see where old, fear-based habits have kept people stuck or started to limit what’s possible for an organization, and then start creating more courageous lives by getting into “the courage habit,” a four-part process for behavioral and organizational change.

Kate has appeared in MindBodyGreen, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, Lifetime Moms, The Intelligent Optimist, Business Insider, and more, and her website Your Courageous Life was named a top-50 blog for happiness by Greatist.

She’s spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques.

What The Courage Habit is:

  • How we can recognize these fear patterns

  • How we can better recognize fear;

  • Ways that we can unhook from old fear-based habits;

  • How to practice the four parts of it in doable ways in our lives.


In this episode we talk about:

  • How you can start making more progress on your goals

  • Steps toward feeling more confident even when making difficult decisions

  • Develop more emotional resilience: by understanding how habits work

  • How fear patterns can keep you in a continuous feedback loop of unhealthy habits

  • Four fear patterns that most people fall under and go unnoticed

  • How habits are formed in the brain

  • How any habit can be broken and changed for the better

  • How community plays an important part in reflecting back to us what goes unseen

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EP77: Preparing Your Kids For Sports (and Life) Mastery With DeShawn Fontleroy

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DeShawn is a coach and mentor. He has facilitated lectures and seminars concerning the theory of sports training and has helped professional, collegiate, and high school athletes develop explosive power and jumping ability.

DeShawn also facilitates lectures and group consultations centered around sport psychology, mental toughness, and motivational interviewing.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The right questions to ask a potential college or coach to assure it’s a good fit

  • What could potentially be a bad situation if not addressed and considered

  • The best way for parents to communicate with coaches so that your child’s best interests are in mind.

  • How to find the right college for your child

  • Important things to consider during the interview with a potential college coach

  • Why life skills are more important than sports


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EP76: Bridging The Gap Between Hormones & Self Worth With Justine Cecile


Justine Cécile is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner supporting professional women who are struggling with raging hormones, even when they are on hormone therapy.

While working on herself and with clients, Justine discovered that there are three areas in women’s health that are largely ignored; hormonal health as a whole, gut health and how our mind works with our biology.

Realizing that we are each responsible for our own health, Justine Cécile brings her personal experience, education and resources together to guide and mentor women to regain control of their health and happiness.

In addition, to analyzing lab diagnostics and supporting corrective care with targeted supplement protocols, Justine Cécile has developed a systematic approach to coaching based on her philosophy that the reality of an individual’s health and happiness is designed by them, not built by them alone and five principles that supports the individual’s ability to know themselves and develop their own systems for achieving both health and happiness with a true sense of freedom.

Justine Cécile has spent the last 18 years mastering how to get in-tune with the body, learning how to uncover what the subconscious wants and desires and how to influence environments to improve our experience with life.

Prior to championing women’s health, she served in the military and worked with refugees, was a university professor, a programmer and managed software development and now has branched out to support women who have put themselves last for most of their lives.

Her personal experience with a chronic illness that is poorly understood and her strengths of being able to connect the dots, to communicate complex issues with simplicity and to sincerely connect with others has led her to the path she is on today.

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EP75: Creating Accountability In Your Fitness Practice

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I think accountability, the act of being responsible for self, is a practice and depending on where we start and how well we know ourselves, it’s a process.

According to Brene Brown accountability is connected to courage. She explains since accountability opposes blame, we can see how not having accountability can keep us in a victimhood state of mind. One that paralyzes us and keeps us in shame without being able to move forward and find resolution.

I’ve gone through this myself and with many of my clients. Accountability is hard and most of the time we need someone to walk us through it if we’re not sure where to start.

The most uncomfortable part is finding the courage to be honest with yourself about what is or isn’t working. I’ve been in denial about what’s not working more times than I can count. Sometimes it takes a little push from the people who care about me most, but when I can be honest with myself and begin to take steps toward what could work, I find my life shifts into alignment.

When you stop hustling and guessing you can begin to make decisions that are based on your values. When you give yourself space to slow down and to reflect then you’re better able to make decisions from a place of awareness rather than not.

Coming from this place of awareness is incredibly helpful in shaping a foundational plan that’s based on your values (not someone else’s)

You no longer have to guess, self criticize or get frustrated because things aren’t working. Instead you come from a place of knowing what works and what doesn’t so that you can start moving toward your goal.

But you’ll never know this unless you look at what you’re doing first.

You most likely will make mistakes, but it’s a learning process. If we can avoid attaching ourselves to the shame of messing up and instead realize that messing up is part of the process of learning, our experience can be way more impactful.

Moving forward with courage instead of shame and blame is the first step in holding yourself accountable and trusting yourself again.


Accountability tools for Success

You don’t even have to participate in extreme dieting tactics if you don’t want to. All you have to do is become aware of how much you take in in relation to how much you move. It’s that simple.

Some people are not taking in enough and some are taking in too much without getting enough movement to offset the calorie intake. Some people are eating too much in one sitting and could benefit from splitting the bigger meals up and spreading them out throughout the day.


What these tools will help you see:

  • Your macronutrients ratios and discover what works best

  • What vitamins and minerals you’re getting and which ones you may not be getting enough of.

  • Your food patterns - if you’re eating too much in one sitting or not eating enough.

  • If you’re eating low quality foods you’ll quickly discover that you’ll not be satisfied with your normal calorie intake.


Tools I Use:

Cronometer - A food logging app. It tracks calorie intake and compares it to how much movement you’re getting each day. This app helps you discover how much you’re taking in comparing to how much you’re expending. Cronometer integrates with Fitbit and offers a paid option of splitting your meals so you can see how much you are eating at each meal. I find this to be incredibly helpful to know.

Fitbit - tracks; hours of sleep, gives you your weekly average weight, daily water intake and movement

Note: If your goal is to lose weight, You want to take your weight everyday first thing in the morning with the same scale. Then take the weekly average. That way you will see a true measure of weight rather than the day to day fluctuation (because you will fluctuate depending on the time of day and where you are in your cycle)

Temp and pulse - Use your temperature and pulse readings to find out how your metabolism is functioning and responding to changes you are making.

Mood - Your mood will always give you an indication of how your physiology is working. It will also tell you if you’re not getting enough energy or if you have tons of energy.

If you want to learn more about how I teach my clients to build a foundation of fitness and nutrition so they can live the life they love in the body they love contact me today for a free 30 minute consultation.

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EP74: Exploring New Core Values With John McMullin

This is me and John when I had short hair. One of the many of John’s intensives that I attended in Florida.

This is me and John when I had short hair. One of the many of John’s intensives that I attended in Florida.

John McMullin has been my personal life coach for years now. I’m excited to share his teachings with all of you today. I hope his work impacts you as much as it did me.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Discovering your own core values aside from your parents and how this impacts how you relate to the world.

  • How to relate to aging parents.

  • What you can do to change your perspective on aging.

John is dedicated to serving anyone seeking a self empowered life. He believes that balancing the energy of mind, body and spirit opens the door to self empowerment. Becoming aware of areas where energy is in harmony and discovering areas where energy is blocked, leads to greater self understanding. Once a light is cast on how and when the self started accepting concepts that block energy, a new window of opportunity opens for learning how to change beliefs and habits that are self defeating.


Journeys of Wisdom is founded on these beliefs:

  • Every individual is perfect and whole and has a right to discover their own greatness, to fully experience life, and to know they are loved.

  • People become more empowered when they learn how to balance the energy of the mind, body and spirit at all levels – conscious, subconscious, and unconscious.

  • Each person should have the opportunity to experience a reverence for self in all aspects – intuitively, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

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EP73: Flow State & Training Colin O'Brady with Mike McCastle

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Mike McCastle is a sponsored American endurance athlete, four-time world record holder, nationally acclaimed performance coach and motivational speaker. After serving 11 years in the U.S. Navy, McCastle founded Twelve Labors Project, a company and charitable initiative driven by a purposeful mission to push the limits of human potential in hopes of inspiring others to explore their own capacity for greatness. With over a decade of experience in the field, high-achievers in the athletic, military and corporate sectors have enlisted McCastle's expertise with the goals of improving performance, mental strength, productivity, leadership and team cohesion. 

In addition to collegiate, professional and national level athletes, Mike's clientele have included teams from Microsoft, Amazon, the FBI, U.S. Navy SEALs and elite polar explorers to name a few. His efforts and expertise in human performance have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, HBO Real Sports, NBC news, Men's Health Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine plus many more local and national news media outlets. 

In his free time, Mike remains actively involved in a number charitable efforts centered around Veteran mental health issues, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy research. He is the current Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter president at Concordia University where he studies Psychology and Exercise & Sports Science.


In this episode we discuss:

  • What flow state is and how to identify it

  • How what you think and feel is directly linked to your physical performance

  • The difference between flow state and detachment

  • What triggers flow state

  • The phases of flow state

  • How you can create an environment to connect with a state of flow more often and easily


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Website: http://www.twelvelaborsproject.com/home

IG: @mikemccastle
Twitter: @mikemccastle


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EP: 72 Brain Based Fitness, Acupuncture & Pregnancy

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Alisha is a Personal Trainer, ZHealth Practitioner and a Board Certified & Licensed Acupuncturist. Alisha is particularly passionate about combining Acupuncture and movement coaching to focus on Women’s health and wellness.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • What is brain based fitness

  • Knowing how to assess can help you progress so much faster

  • How pregnancy is an athletic event and how you can better prepare for it

  • Your threat bucket

  • How Alisha shares her teachings with other trainers

  • The principles of Chinese Medicine and how it relates to the food we eat


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EP 71: The ELDOA Method, Fish Oil & Serotonin With Andrew Johnston


About Andrew:

A native of Atlanta, Andrew Johnston has been a personal trainer for over two decades. He got into the business for self-improvement, arming himself with knowledge to combat the performance enhancing drugs that inundate the sport of professional cycling. This strategy worked, and in 1992 he was invited to be a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Upon graduation from Eckerd College in 1994, he turned pro and took his ambitions to Europe to race for the Belgian Haverbeke GB team. After the 1996 Olympic Trials, he moved to Spain to race for the Palafrugell and Homs squads until 1998. Andrew devoted his full attention to personal training in 1999 after a crash ended his cycling career just as he was entering his prime. But his competitive drive was satisfied for only a year before discovering his interest in triathlon. In his first full season of triathlon competition, he was the 2001 Olympic Distance Champion of Georgia and 5th overall at the National Long Course Triathlon Championships, earning All-American status as well as a slot on the U.S. World Triathlon team.

Andrew founded Triumph Training in 2000, using his athletic experience and insatiable appetite for knowledge to build a successful training business. Not content with having obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist degree, arguably the most respected credential in the fitness industry, Andrew became the first Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist in the state of Georgia in 2001.

His passion for the body and its limitless potential has grown only stronger since Men's Journal named him one of the Best Trainers in the U.S. in 2005 and again in 2006. Perfecting what he preaches to his clientele as well as various audiences throughout the Southeast, in 2006 Andrew became the first Leukemia Survivor to qualify for and finish the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.  The award-winning documentary Living Is Winning captures the events leading up to that race and takes the audience deep into the life of an aspiring triathlete.

After several years of "retirement" from competition to open up his private training studio in Atlanta and to author his first of two published books, Andrew stormed back onto the triathlon scene in 2012 to qualify for the 70.3 World Championships followed three weeks later with the Overall Win at the Great Floridian--the first Leukemia Survivor to ever be crowned the champion of an Iron Distance Triathlon. He then got permission from his wife and son to tackle the 3000 mile Race Across America, raising over $250,000 dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Now he takes his knowledge as a CHEK Practitioner and one of the select few ELDOA Trainers in the world to guide people in their pursuit of wellness, ultimately helping them to realize that the only limitations they truly have are the ones they set for themselves.

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The Benefits Of Sound Healing With Shalom Mayberg

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For over 10 years, Shalom Mayberg has been helping people from all over the world relax, heal and find overall balance in order to live a healthier life. He uses traditional healing modalities, which are practical and useful; such as a combination of energy work, Chakra balancing, and intuitive touch. These techniques help to release emotional and physical pain which remove blockages in mind and body. Much of the work Shalom does is transformative and intuitive based; some techniques are centuries old while others are modern day practices.

Shalom began practicing yoga and meditation in 2001; this lead to a healthier lifestyle and a more vibrant approach to life in general. Family, friends, and strangers on the street began asking his advice and seeking his help and thus, Shalom found his passion. After working for a few years for the State of Florida as a Police officer in Miami, Shalom left his position and began his journey through both India and Asia for a period of deep learning and exploration to answer his calling. 

After living, learning, and teaching in India and Asia for almost three years, Shalom returned home with two separate 200 hour YTTC (yoga teacher training certifications) in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and training in Yoga Nidra guided meditations. He also received his certification in Levels 1, 2, and Master Level Reiki practice, and training in mediumship and psychic work. In addition, Shalom holds a Rabbinical Certificate from his time spent studying in Israel. 

Shalom enjoys practicing yoga, group meditation, nutritious cooking and hiking as well as mentoring teens to encourage a healthier lifestyle. As a Spiritual and Wellness Guide, Shalom offers sound healing, SuJok therapy, and Energy Work.


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EP69: Build The Body You Love With Kitty Blomfield

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Kitty Blomfield is a director at Nustrength Personal Training based in Brisbane Australia. She also has the Nustrength Youtube Channel with a series of different shows geared toward food prep, nutrition education and inspiring testimonials. She's passionate about empowering people through the right nutrition and strength training.

For many years Kitty struggled with body image and was your typical over-exerciser and under-eater. Her weight would yo-yo, she lacked energy, slept poorly, and suffered from terrible binge eating. It was so bad that she'd train six days a week for up to two and a half hours a day and would eat a low calorie and low carb diet.

In 2014 Kitty was introduced to the work of Doctor Ray Peat, Emma Sgourakis (The Nutrition Coach), Dodie Anderson and Rob Turner. Their research challenged her entire belief system around what constitutes ‘true health and fitness’. Since then, she's never looked back.

Kitty now only trains three days a week and does very little cardio apart from the occasional walk in the sun. She follows a structured and measured training program and eats to fuel her body now as opposed to depriving her body the way she used to.

As a result Kitty is the strongest she's ever been and she's in the best shape of her life but most importantly she feels the best she's ever felt. In 2015 Kitty competed in her first powerlifting competition and broke the GPC record for deadlifting in the under 75kg weight class. In March 2016 she competed at ProRaw8 and won the female deadlift only competition with a deadlift of 207.5kgs at 71.5kgs body weight.

She believes that if you want to be in the best shape of your life you need to love the process. If you focus on getting stronger in the gym, tracking and measuring your training and nutrition and nourish your body with the right food the physique will look after itself.

According to Kitty, there's something extremely empowering about being a strong female, she wants to help you become the healthiest, happiest and strongest version of yourself in and out of the gym.


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You'll need:

1 1/12 cups milk or coconut milk

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1/4 tsp turmeric, pinch of fresh or powdered ginger (to taste)


Heat milk on low until warm. 

Add all ingredients to a blender or mug, and froth or mix until thoroughly combined and frothy. 

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EP68: Rituals For Recovery With EKKA

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It’s impossible to journey through this life without experiencing damage. And, because of that, we seek to escape and numb – with work, food, alcohol/drugs, relationships, the internet and more.

Therefore, we move away from Spirit and become lost in a repeating cycle of destructive behavior.

EKKA is the world’s first ritual based self-care recovery subscription box. Ekka was founded in 2016 by Yvette Jacquez and Nuria Reed.

They envisioned a better holistic wellness system – one that went deeper, built community and created sustainable change.

At Ekka, Yvette and Nuria work with experts in the broad fields of recovery and wellness practitioners, and creatives to be sure they send you a different self-care box every month. they each bring to the table a lifetime of longing, loss, and love.

Yvette and nuria continue to embrace recovery by creating rituals. With this intention they hope to find peace and balance in this strange and beautiful world we live in.

We have one body, one life, one planet and one community and we’re all recovering from something together.

EKKA is a monthly subscription service that provides tools to balance mind, body and spirit done with intention.

Yvette Jacquez – CEO &  Co-Founder

Yvette is a passionate fitness expert with a keen respect for the role that consistent ritual and self-care play in her well-being.

Recovering from anxiety disorder and has experienced cycles of abusive relationships and self-harm. Yvette has spent over ten years focusing on wellness specifically around food & exercise to help her journey through recovery.

Yvette lives in Portland, Oregon with her dog Odys. You can find her outdoors bouldering, snowboarding, camping.

She embraces change and seeks adventure while taking each step with care.


Nuria Reed – Chief Wellness Officer & Co-Founder

Nuria is an ERYT500 and certified Usui Reiki Master with over a decade in meditation and yoga experience, PTSD and the mind/body connection.She is in recovery from anorexia and drug abuse.

Nuria lives in Santa Barbara, California. She’s obsessed with making the world a better places through the tools of yoga and meditation. When not teaching or educating the Ekka community on wellness you can find her playing in the ocean.

She is a teacher and mentor to people in recovery and the wider community. 


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In this episode we discuss:

  • The EKKA Life philosophy

  • How Yvette and Nuria created a company based on recovery rituals

  • How a ritual is really a habit that you’ve given some meaning to.

  • The purpose of the EKKA boxes is to create balance to mind, body and spirit that’s done with intention. Providing you with the tools for self care and recovery.

  • We discuss what recovery means to us and EKKA and how it can be used to create transformation and positive change in someone’s life.

  • What role recovery plays in our rites of passage as women.


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EP67: Owning Your Fitness With Ryan Hurst


Ryan Hurst is head coach and program director for GMB Fitness. With many years of experience in strength and movement coaching, he holds black belts in Kendo, Judo, and Shorinji Kempo and practiced 10 years as a competitive gymnast.

He's married with two children and has lived in Japan for over 20 years.

Ryan has devoted his life to coaching others in strength and movement, but always lets his philosophy of “training for a healthy life” lead the way. He is a father to two young children, and the most important thing to him is to be able to play with them without pain or fear of injury.


In This episode we talked about:

  • The story of GMB and how it was created

  • How GMB has evolved since they first began.

  • The mission of the company and how they strive to help people become more physically autonomous

  • The challenges of having an online fitness program

  • Where they see themselves heading in the future


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EP66: How You Breathe Shapes Your Metabolism With Josh Rubin

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Josh Rubin and his wife Jeanne Rubin are owners of East West Healing where they specialize in nutrition for thyroid health.

The philosophy behind their approach to nutrition was developed under the influence of human physiology and research studies dating way back to the late 1800’s early 1900’s and some even earlier.

The science Josh and Jeanne are presenting is what they like to refer to as Universal Science, a science based on principles that can be applied to everyone.

These are facts we know are true, such as – the sole purpose of eating food is to fuel the body’s cells with energy. Just like a car needs gas, humans require food.

Metabolism begins in the cell, which is the most basic unit of life and where your body converts food to energy.

Each and every one of your trillion cells has an engine designed to produce energy – the energy needed to fuel ALL your systems. The more efficient your cells are at producing energy, the more energy your body will have at its disposal.

When the systems of the body have a steady supply of energy, they are able to repair, rebuild, and function at very high levels.

One of the most efficient ways in which the body produces energy is through a process called cellular respiration.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • How you breath can indicate the state of your metabolism

  • What role C02 plays in your metabolic function and how wasting C02 can be a problem

  • How conserving C02 can help us better produce energy, sleep and exercise by ultilizing 02 more efficiently.

  • How we can easily test our tolerance to C02 and why that matters.

  • How your breathing effects your posture and what you can do about it.

  • Why nose breathing is the best way to balance your ph, raise your metabolic rate and lower your stress hormones.

  • How breathing through your mouth affects the shape of your jaw and how this relates to your posture.

  • How we eat and breathe shapes our jaw.


Josh and Jeanne’s Metabolic Breathing Program



References mentioned in this episode:

Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
By Sandra Kahn, Paul R. Ehrlich
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
By Weston Andrew Price

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