Are you feeling like you want more meaning and purpose in your life? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the chaos and challenges you are up against? Then this is the podcast for YOU. In each episode, Amelia Barnes will deep dive into how we can overcome our biggest obstacles, fears and insecurities, and create lives that are truly aligned with our passions and values. Through personal reflections and intimate conversations with thought leaders, experts, and inspiring souls, Amelia explores what it means to walk in your truth, your love, your joy, and your grief. Globally known on Instagram as @ameliakyoga, Amelia is a yoga teacher, environmentalist, wife, mother, founder of eco-friendly clothing brand PranaVidaStyle.com and author of Landon's Legacy - the riveting story of her son's brief, yet powerful, life. If you have been waiting for the inspiration to turn your pain into your purpose and manifest your dreams --- click play. Some of the topics explored on the podcast are: - mindfulness, yoga and self growth - wellness and plant-based nutrition - living a low waste, minimalist lifestyle - conscious parenting and relationships - entrepreneurship, manifestation and finding your purpose - overcoming loss and hardship - body image and self-love - living in the "flow" and in alignment with your values

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How to Live a Plant-Powered Life with Gemma Newman, MD

Curious about how to optimize your health through plant-based nutrition? In this episode I interview Dr. Gemma Newman, a specialist in evidence based nutrition and lifestyle medicine with over 15 years experience as a doctor. Some of the topics we dive into are:

  • Her personal experience discovering plant-based nutrition, and the skepticism and doubts she had when she first heard about it
  • What motivated her to look into the research and what she was surprise to find
  • Low-carb vs plant-based for weight loss/management and long term health
  • The importance of gut health and how to build a healthy gut microbiome
  • Pesticide use and the impact on our health (individual and global)
  • Why pesticides, other environmental toxins and harmful substances become more concentrated in animal products vs plants 
  • What the science shows about plant-based diets for pregnancy, breastfeeding and kids
  • Supplementation - what's recommended and why?
  • Is dairy healthy?
  • Why more and more kids are choosing to abstain from animal products

Instagram: @plantpowereddoctor
Website: https://gemmanewman.com/

01:21:44 7/22/2019

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Known as @onedayofwinter on Instagram, a Nicola is a UK blogger and author of Life after Baby Loss: A Companion Guide for Parents. Her candid reflections and insights of her son Winter’s life and raising her rainbow baby Raven deeply resonated with me in my loss and parenting journey, and I was honoured to speak with her and hear first hand her story. Whether you’ve lost someone or know someone who has, there are so many gems in this episode and I hope you enjoy. 

Nicola shares about:

  • her pregnancy with Winter and what it was like loosing him unexpected only a day after he was born
  • the taboos and stigma around baby loss, and what she wished she’d known then
  • What others did or said after Winter died that she appreciated the most
  • how she was able to cope and begin to heal in the years that followed
  • What pregnancy after loss was like, and the challenges of parenting a child after loosing one
  • Buddhism and how her meditation practice helped her find peace, perspective and community
  • Breastfeeding a toddler and reflections on cross-cultural parenting norms
  • Self care: how this changes as a mother and how she finds ways to fit it in throughout her days
01:13:39 7/8/2019
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In this episode Amelia shares the arrival of Ava Rosemary, and chats with fellow loss mom and owner of The Enchanted Farm Sanctuary, Robin Birdsong. Robin lost her beautiful little boy, Danny, to SIDS in 2007. She fell into a depression so deep she couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, couldn’t function. Her 10 year relationship with her fiancé, Danny’s father, fell apart. She lost everything, including the will to live. Then finally one night after months of despair she googled “bereaved mother” to find help. What popped up was totally unexpected, and altered the course of her life completely...

This is a powerful episode and a reminder that our deepest grief can also become our greatest ally and gift. Our suffering can help us become more empathetic and deepen our resolve to help others. Out of the darkest days of our life may come a spark of light that reveals truths that were hidden or we were blind to before. Pain can propel us towards living a life with more meaning and purpose.

Connect with Robin and The Enchanted Farm Sanctuary:

PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/enchantedfarmsanctuary

INSTAGRAM: @enchantedfarmsanctuary

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/EnchantedFarm/

01:16:34 6/13/2019
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Amelia interviews Dr Renae Thomas, an Australian-born lifestyle medicine doctor in Loma Linda, California. Loma Linda is one of five extensively researched Blue Zones, which are places in the world where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else on earth. The average lifespan of Loma Linda residents is 10 years longer than the US national average, and they are 10 times more likely to live to 100 than typical Americans. And they aren’t just living long either—these people are living into old age while remaining active and healthy, and often without medication or disability.

How is this possible? What role does nutrition play? We talk about this and so much more. Dr Thomas' enthusiasm is truly contagious and uplifting, and you’ll finish this episode feeling inspired and amazed at the power we have to transform our own lives.

We talk about:

  • Her dad's cancer diagnosis and why she went plant-based over 30 years ago (before “plant-based” was a word!)
  • Why she decided to go to medical school after first starting a career in health and nutrition journalism
  • How she managed to land her dream job in Loma Linda, and what researchers have learned from studying this population about the relationship between dietary patterns and the prevention or reversal of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers, and more.
  • Her work at the clinic in nearby San Bernadino, one of the poorest zip codes in California where the people suffer from very poor health and short lifespans, and some incredible inspiring stories of patients who have transformed their lives
  • How the media and nutrition education we receive is strongly influenced by industry interests and economics rather than science
  • How preventative and lifestyle medicine is changing lives everywhere and revolutionizing the medical system (and society)
  • how we can inspire, motivate and support others to make positive lifestyle changes in a love-centred way

About Dr. Renae Thomas:

Dr Thomas is completing a masters in Public Health (Population Medicine), is a published co-author and an international speaker on nutrition and health, is the co-Vice President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Trainees, is on the lifestyle track committee for the American College of Preventive Medicine, a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine spokesperson, and a qualified yoga teacher. Her greatest passion is empowering people to optimize their health through lifestyle choices in an evidence-based, gimmick-free and fad-free fashion.

Website: drrenaethomas.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drrenaethomas/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-renae-thomas-md-2b71b0aa/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Drrenaethomas/
Email: doctor@drrenaethomas.com

01:06:31 5/29/2019
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Amelia interviews Jenay Rose (@namastejenay), a Certified Thought-Coach, Transformational Life Coach, 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher, and Mindfulness Expert. Jenay dives deep into how we can find purpose through pain, shift from a scarcity to abundance mindset, balance manifestation and self care with the hustle and grind, and incorporate simple yet powerfully transformative rituals into our day-to-day lives.

Connect with Jenay:
Instagram: @namastejenay
Podcast: Align Your Life
Website: www.namastejenay.com
Facebook group:  "Namaste Babes Sisterhood"

00:32:26 5/23/2019
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Amelia shares about the times in her life where she felt stuck, depressed and unmotivated, and the things that helped find purpose and meaning once again. She takes you through the past 11 years of defining struggles that challenged her identity, her worth and her abilities, and reflects on what helped her pull through and learn from these experiences.

Connect with Amelia:

Instagram: @ameliakyoga @pranavidastyle

Shop: www.pranavidastyle.com

Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as PranaVidaStyle.com updates and exclusive offers.

AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES:

MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK

7 EASY VEGAN CHEESE RECIPES

EASY AND CHEAP PLANT MILK RECIPES

DIY BEAUTY RECIPES

IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES

The music for this podcast, Better Late than Never, is written and performed by Katie Matzell.

00:52:28 5/16/2019
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Do you want to make positive changes in your life but fear judgment? Or failure? Then this episode is for YOU! Amelia shares personal reflections, psychological and anthropological perspectives and simple but highly effective strategies that will help you step out of your own way and start making real, long-lasting changes. She also discusses how to deal with loved ones who don’t understand or support you, and opens up about conflicts and learning experiences in her own life, such as why her husband Justin didn’t want to raise their daughter Lily vegan and how that played out.

WATCH: You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again (Earthling Ed) 

Connect with Amelia:

Instagram: @ameliakyoga @pranavidastyle

Shop: www.pranavidastyle.com

Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as PranaVidaStyle.com updates and exclusive offers.

AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES:

MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK

7 EASY VEGAN CHEESE RECIPES

EASY AND CHEAP PLANT MILK RECIPES

DIY BEAUTY RECIPES

IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES

The music for this podcast, Better Late than Never, is written and performed by Katie Matzell.

00:53:44 5/8/2019
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Amelia interviews Ashley Wood @_ashleywood, mother, Akashic records reader and host of the Manifest This podcast. Ashley shares channelled wisdom on how to live in flow and in alignment with your intuition, and how to manifest an abundant and fulfilling life. Amelia and Ashley talk about intuitive eating, self-love, how to overcome resistance when trying to make positive shifts in life, and how to stay connected to your authentic self in your career and parenthood.

Ashley also opens up about her own struggles and triumphs, from healing from severe burns she got during a house fire, to her life-altering experience with debilitating postpartum anxiety. This episode will leave you feeling inspired, empowered and help you tap into and trust your own inner knowing and intuition.

00:58:00 5/1/2019
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Amelia interviews her friend and fellow loss mom Emma Hansen (@emmahansen). Emma shares about her experience losing her firstborn son Reid who was stillborn, and the subsequent tragedies that completely shattered the foundation she built her healing on. Her resilience, honestly, and decision to continue choosing hope over fear and advocate for those going through child loss, even in the midst of unimaginable hardships, is truly inspiring. Emma breaks through stigmas associated with stillbirth, opens up about what helped her cope and heal through pregnancy after loss with her son Everett, and offers insight for those who are supporting loved ones through loss. She also shares some very exciting news! This episode is equally heartbreaking and uplifting, and offers a profound reminder that although death changes a relationship, it doesn't end it.

REID & RETT Beluga Baby Rainbow Wrap

01:16:04 4/24/2019
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Amelia shares the emotional stories of Landon's and Lily's births, her experience with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), and what her plans for baby #3 are. In this solo episode, she talks about:

- how this pregnancy has been going so far (now 30 weeks pregnant!)

- Landon's birth and the signs that told her something was wrong in the weeks leading up to it

- Lily's birth and her eventual diagnosis with ICP

- Grieving the loss of a child and the loss of an ideal birth

- What every birthing person should know about ICP

- Natural remedies and the role of diet in supporting healthy liver function

- Plans for baby #3's birth

 

Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as PranaVidaStyle.com updates and exclusive offers.

AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES:

MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK

7 EASY VEGAN CHEESE RECIPES

EASY AND CHEAP PLANT MILK RECIPES

DIY BEAUTY RECIPES

IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES

The music for this podcast, Better Late than Never, is written and performed by Katie Matzell.

 

00:57:45 4/17/2019
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In this episode, Amelia interviews sustainable fashion blogger and photo journalist Aditi Mayer @aditimayer. They talk about the true cost of fashion, from the exploitation on marginalized peoples to the environmental impact of fast fashion, and also the need for more true diversity and inclusion within the fashion world. Aditi shares some great tips and advice on how to find your unique style, thrifting and how to shop sustainably on a budget. Amelia and Aditi also discuss the differences between synthetic and natural fabrics, whether semi-synthetics and recycled polyester are sustainable choices, and what certifications to look for when trying to decide if something is truly eco-friendly, healthy and ethical.

But making a difference doesn’t have to end with our consumer choices - Aditi shares about her experience living at Her Farm in Nepal, a matriarchal organic farm created as a safe space for women coming out of domestic abuse. This experience opened up her mind to the questions: What does sustainability look like beyond consumerism? How can we become “green citizens”, not just “green consumers”? And what can we learn from indigenous communities about sustainability?

This episode is an eye-opener and valuable resource for anyone interested in living more sustainably and having a conscious wardrobe!

Watch: THE TRUE COST on Netflix

Aditi’s blog: ADIMAY.com

Want to stay in touch? Subscribe to Amelia's emails for weekly healthy and sustainable lifestyle inspiration, as well as PranaVidaStyle.com updates and exclusive offers.

AMELIA'S FREE EBOOKS/RESOURCES:

MINDFUL PARENTING: 5 STRATEGIES THAT WORK

7 EASY VEGAN CHEESE RECIPES

EASY AND CHEAP PLANT MILK RECIPES

DIY BEAUTY RECIPES

IMMUNE-BOOSTING RECIPES

The music for this podcast, Better Late than Never, is written and performed by Katie Matzell.

 

00:56:10 4/10/2019

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