34 | Heather Thomas and the Nature Relatedness Practice


Welcoming our next guest to the MNBP, Heather Thomas.

Source: The Mindful Kitchen’s Instagram

Source: The Mindful Kitchen’s Instagram

Movement medicine. Seasonal, local food. A visceral understanding that we are not separate from nature. Heather is not only a sweet friend of mine she is the brains and being behind The Mindful Kitchen.

We met almost four years ago when she co-owned and co-ran a hyggeligt eatery in Copenhagen where regular environmental and food-related events were held. Two, in particular, that stand out to me include an evening where Sarah Britton of My New Roots planned and prepared a delicious meal for attendees (and fans!) and a Christmas gathering where we made Gingerbread cookies and fruitcake and learned about cinnamon farmers and basic holiday traditions.

Having called Copenhagen home for six years, Heather has created an avenue, via The Mindful Kitchen, where she is able to combine her keen interest (and depth of knowledge) in environmental awareness and policy with her curiosity about how we, as individuals, can change our behavior to combat climate change and how we can feel more connected to our planet each time we prepare food or sit down for a meal.

At The Mindful Kitchen “making a difference begins with understanding that nature isn’t out THERE, it is in YOU. By practicing nature relatedness much in the same way you practice yoga or meditate, this understanding will continue to grow.”

Remember: “Change doesn’t happen overnight. Like anything, its practice that leads to progress. To eventually nail a Mozart concerto, you start by playing Twinkle, Twinkle. Nature relatedness is the same as mastering the piano. The Mindful Kitchen offers a blue print for how to establish a nature relatedness practice in the big city whilst doing something you do every day, and most likely brings you joy – eat.” (The Mindful Kitchen’s website.)

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Source: The Mindful Kitchen’s Instagram

In this episode we touch on ecopsychology, how where you fall on the nature relatedness scale can be adjusted, and how “the more ones identity becomes nature related one begins to feel better. It actually correlates with mental well-being benefits (ex: less anxious, depressed, more creative, more focused, greater sense of empathy) while simultaneously creating different synapse connections in your brain.

From the healthier M-E to the healthier W-E.

Individuals who are nature relatedness practitioners seamlessly begin to adopt more eco friendly behavior.

Heather shares with us how to create your own nature-relatedness practice. She lays out the three steps that can be fully incorporated into your day to day. We also get a peak into how she explores the world and her mind, body, and spirit.

I hope you will enjoy this information-packed, smile, and though-inducing conversation.

In the meantime, check out Heather’s recently released cookbook, The Mindful Kitchen: Vegetarian cooking to relate to nature!

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33 | Heirloom Food Project with Gina Lorubbio

Welcoming Gina to the MNBP!

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She is curious. She is smart. And she has humor!

Our conversation will make you laugh and will hopefully make you think twice about food, culture, and tradition. Gina is a writer. She is a visual story teller and teacher AND she is at the helm of the Heirloom Food Project (HFP).

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The concept behind the HFP is to pass on a resilient food culture to the next generation. And it aims for us to consider:

What is our food culture?
What is worth holding onto?
What do I want to pass on?

Our conversation includes discussion about the food culture in the U.S., which expands way beyond the golden arches, as the food culture in the U.S. is highly regional and depends on the background of each family. The HFP nudges us to look at our ancestors and think about what they ate while marrying it with current/modern habits.

Gina gently reminds us to:

Explore every day.

And ask ourselves: How do I feel and what do I need?

Then just do it.

Gina writing for The International Denmark.

Gina writing for The International Denmark.

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Thanks for tuning in! If you want to connect with Gina check out the links to her website and Instagram below.

Until next time!

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32 | Working Hard and Taking Chances with President of the Florida Bar, John Stewart

Welcoming John Stewart, the 71st President of the Florida Bar to the MNBP!

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John was recently sworn in as President of the Florida Bar, the 3rd largest bar in the United States, after having served on the Young Lawyer’s Division, having been President of the Young Lawyer’s Division, and having served on the Board of Governors. He is a third generation Florida lawyer who has a great balance of being humorous while maintaining the seriousness that is required of lawyers.

Our conversation begins with a few tidbits about his hometown, Vero Beach, Florida, which can be described as the perfect place for people who do not like cold weather and who enjoy being outdoors. Our conversation was a fun one with lots of laughs and I hope that you will enjoy getting to know John on a better level.

He shared about his first post-college, non-law job abroad that provided him great perspective about the world. We learn not only how he spends his time (between his law practice and being a Dad) but how he has been heavily active and involved with the FL Bar for over the past twenty years.

It was so refreshing to hear how he has, at this point, reflected on his career, what he has learned, and in general, his thoughts about how he has gotten to where he is. While he has worked hard, he shared with us that he has taken chances and that they were well worth it. He provides great advice for young lawyers and seasoned practitioners alike. Florida lawyers are lucky to be members of a bar that is led by such a kind and down to earth leader.

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I hope that you will find our conversation as enjoyable as I did.

Thanks again for joining us, John!

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31 | A Sustainable Lifestyle with Chloé Kian

Welcoming Chloé Kian to the MNBP! Chloé joined us from her home country of Switzerland after living aboard for numerous years and recently graduating from film school in Berlin.

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Credit: Chloé’s Instagram account

As you will hear, our conversation was bubbly and fun. It was her first podcast episode and she did a great job - you would not have noticed if I hadn’t said anything :)

From having multiple side jobs to now being able to focus on consolidating her Youtube channel, she always creates in her special way, enjoys her surroundings, and takes the best care of herself.

Credit: Chloé’s Instagram account

Credit: Chloé’s Instagram account

Whether she is training for a triathlon or simply reconnecting with herself by hopping into the lake, she loves to be outdoors, and to move her body. She shared with us a few tips, based on her experience, on how to overcome being in front of the camera to grow and develop a Youtube channel. She also has a French and English channel so if you speak either, both, and/or are studying French, be sure to tune in.

Credit: Chloé’s Instagram account

Credit: Chloé’s Instagram account

Also, do not miss a few awesome budget travel tips she shared with us, what led her to experimenting with veganism, and more about what upcycling is and how she upcylces.

And last but not least, she has a neat project in the works so be sure to tune into her Youtube channel so you can be in the loop, learn about it, and of course, support her!

Thanks for spending some time with us, Chloé!

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30 | Meredith Jones of Do Justly Now on yoga-based-mindfulness for lawyers

The next episode of the MNBP features Meredith Jones, a former public defender and small firm owner, who followed her enthusiasm and continues to by helping lawyers manage their stress through yoga-based-mindfulness.

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Currently based in Minneapolis, MN with a move to her homestate of Florida planned this summer, Meredith owns and operates a beautiful “law adjacent endeavor” called Do Justly Now. This allows her to work primarily with lawyers (and others interested!) where she teachers them “to decrease stress and increase job satisfaction” through yoga-based-mindfulness. Practicing law is very stressful and in years past there were not as many resources, discussions, and individuals like Meredith working with lawyers to help them manage their stress, positively and in a productive manner, so it is refreshing to hear and learn more about the work Meredith is doing.

We learn how she fell into yoga during law school and how she has forged this path for herself taking into account her past experience as a practitioner and her passion for yoga. Our conversation even touches on a few pointers Meredith shares for students who are studying for the Florida Bar Exam so be sure to listen until the end when we learn these.

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If you are in the legal profession, keep Do Justly Now and Meredith’s work on your radar and be on the look out for her upcoming creation titled: “Meditate, Eliminate, and Regulate: three steps to decreasing stress in your law practice.” Also, if you are interested in working with Meredith to cultivate and have your very own home yoga practice protocol designed for you, get in touch with her.

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Thanks for spending time with us, Meredith. Keep shining bright :)

 

A huge shout out to Na'an Stop the jammin' band from Boulder, Colorado for the accompanying podcast music. Their music makes you feel good and want to get up and dance! 

Visit them on social media:

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And, yes, I am aware that I made an error with the numbering of the podcast episodes. The last episode was numbered 29 but should have been 28.

In any event, we will just keep moving forward :)



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29 | Aubree Deimler and living in peace with Endo(metriosis)

Welcoming Aubree Deimler to the MNB Podcast!

Aubree is an author, coach, and energy healer who specializes in working with women who have endometriosis to naturally manage their pain, increase their energy and find peace with endo.

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Our conversation focuses on Aubree’s personal journey after being diagnosed with endo in 2011 and how her struggle and experience with it has led her to her current work: helping other women who experience the discomfort and unease of living with endo. As you will hear, Aubree is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. Tune in to hear her take on simple dietary changes that can help symptoms as well as an approach to begin meditation if you are new to the practice.

Remember:

“You can always pivot back in the right direction through your choices everyday.”

- Aubree Deimler

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If Aubree’s work resonates with you, please do reach out to her via her website (link below). And also, check our her recently published book called the Energetics of Endo, “a journey to uncover deeper meaning behind endometriosis and infertility.”

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My Natural Beet Podcast Archive

A recap of all MNB podcast episodes starting from the beginning. Check ‘em out!

27 | G.C. Murray

Welcoming friend and former colleague, G.C. Murray to the MNBP!

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By way of a brief introduction, G.C. is a kind, smart, and all around great guy.

He works as the Special Counsel at the Florida Justice Association (FJA). If you are not familiar with the FJA, it is an important, plaintiff trial lawyer association that advocates on the behalf of injured citizens, making sure that the courts are accessible and that the civil justice system is protected for every Floridian. When I was I law student I worked at the FJA so, fortunately, I was able to contribute to the unique cause and mission of the FJA and it was where I met G.C..

As a young kid, G.C. knew he wanted to be a lawyer. A main contributor that propelled him in the legal direction was his father, he was an attorney (he is now currently a judge).

Our conversation covers a lot of ground! From his favorite thing about Tallahassee, Florida, the town he has called home for the past ten or so years to founding the Innovative Community Engagement Foundation (ICE Foundation) to even sharing with us his personal health journey and "scare” that led him to change his habits and take his health a lot more serious. The changes have led to a light, happy feeling, a different outlook, and loss of weight.

We also talked about what he believes to be as the biggest challenges that young lawyers face today versus young lawyers twenty years ago and he even shared a few words of wisdom for fellow young lawyers.

I hope you will enjoy my conversation with G.C.! And that you will more learn about the ICE Foundation so that, if you are in the state of Floria, you might be able to do some community service! The foundation’s mission is the following:

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“to stimulate different segments of society through mentorship, service, and professional development. We offer a unique approach to community service specifically tailored toward millennials. With chapters all throughout Florida, there are several opportunities for engagement.” If you are interested in getting involved, don’t be shy to contact them! Last November they fed over 500 people at Thanksgiving and in December they had their Annual Share the Warmth Event which is an event that supplies students with clothing for cool weather during the holiday season. Their flagship office is in Tallahassee but they are located throughout the state of Florida and hope to expand to D.C. and Chicago sometime in the near future.

“At a certain point you have to focus on you.” - G.C. on finding ways to take care of yourself

“At a certain point you have to focus on you.” - G.C. on finding ways to take care of yourself

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Visit them on social media:

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26 | Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner Danielle Levy

Welcoming Danielle Levy to the MNBP!

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Danielle is a bubbly, kind spirit who works as a registered holistic nutrition practitioner. I think you will agree with me when I say that you can hear in her voice how passionate and excited she is about staying active, staying in tune with her body through exercise, food, and journaling, and helping others tune in too.

Based in Montreal, Canada, she has a great home base - Apartment Therapy toured her apartment and it is so cute! She recently started a small food product business called Spice & Seed. Although I have not yet tried her seed mix, I have a feeling it is delicious! She also shares with us a little bit of advice for someone who is new to plant-based eating and/or is curious about what it means.

In this episode Danielle tells us what she does in her capacity as a registered holistic nutrition practitioner whether working one on one with clients or through hosting cooking courses/other community events that lay the backbone for how she educates the community and on a greater scale, the world about nutrition and the role it plays in our every day. She shares what is most gratifying in her work and learning about how she lives and stays in her Natural Beet was a pleasure.

I hope you will enjoy our conversation and perhaps take away something - whether it is remembering to add an extra veggie to your plate or to be a little more patient with yourself :)

Thanks for spending time with us, Danielle!

QUOTABLES/TAKE AWAYS:

“Your struggles are never in vein when you are able to harness what you have learned and pass that on and you just hope that something is helpful for the other person.”

“Always sort of planting the seed and offering something.”

“Self care is so DIY”

“We can’t do things alone, we all need help.” 

“Three things that we stopped doing that are essential to human health: Breathing, drinking water, and walking” “When we do those three things it actually really helps our mental, physical, spiritual wellbeing.”

“So simple, we just make stuff so complicated.”

“Whole food (unprocessed, unrefined), plant-based (mostly plants).”

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A huge shout out to Na'an Stop the jammin' band from Boulder, Colorado for the accompanying podcast music. Their music makes you feel good and want to get up and dance! 

Visit them on social media:

Na'an Stop website
Facebook
iTunes

 

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If this episode was inspiring, made you laugh, or gave you something new to think about consider sharing it with a friend and/or leaving a review on iTunes.

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Stay true to you!

25 | Sabrina Patricia

Welcoming Sabrina to the MNBP!

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It was so enjoyable to spend a few hours with Sabrina recording this episode as we munched on Sabrina's homemade banana bread and fresh fruit and sipped on tea.  As you will hear, Sabrina has a beautiful voice and had much to share with us about finding balance as a busy Masters student at Copenhagen Business School.

Sabrina works and tries to find a balance in maintaining her studies, work, and her interest in yoga, meditation, and cooking. You will learn how Sabrina first became interested in yoga as it quickly became an outlet for her as she learned how to cope with the pressure and stress she felt at business school.  We both agree that if you are generally interested in and want to explore something more whether it is yoga, meditation, or another avenue,  talk to people who are doing what you would like to do or who are interested in the same thing as this will help you along and provide you a bit of guidance and  you will not feel so alone.

I hope this episode will serve as a source of inspiration and a nudge to those interested in yoga and/or meditation who have not felt comfortable learning or experiencing more.  And remember, you can always contact Sabrina (the link to her website is below) or myself if you would like to learn more.

 “One of the greatest teachings of CBS”
– leading her to yoga and meditation

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Keep trying, it is when you least expect it.
- on finding a place to practice yoga that feels right to you

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Sabrina's Guide To Vegan Deliciousness in Copenhagen
The Unteathered Soul - the book that led Sabrina to meditation and starting to experiment with it

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Thank you, Sabrina for sharing your light and perspective with us!

 

 

A huge shout out to Na'an Stop the jammin' band from Boulder, Colorado for the accompanying podcast music. Their music makes you feel good and want to get up and dance! 

Visit them on social media:

Na'an Stop website
Facebook
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24 | Non-toxic products and lifestyle hacks with My Lemon Crate owner Mia Gomez

Welcoming busy and beautiful mother of four Mia Gomez of My Lemon Crate to the MNBP!

Credit: www.mylemoncrate.com

Credit: www.mylemoncrate.com

What is My Lemon Crate you might ask?

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Well, in short, it is a monthly subscription that "sends you themed boxes filled with fun, unique, and all natural products aimed to help you reduce the toxins in your home and lifestyle. With step by step instruction cards and pre-measured ingredients you are able to easily create the products and have the tools to recreate them over and over when you need to replenish or if you'd like to create additional products to share with loved ones.  Each month has a new theme to help you gradually eliminate chemically laden products, replacing them for all-natural alternatives in all areas of your home and lifestyle."  

A company dedicated to helping reduce toxins in your home and in your lifestyle? What could be better than that!?  Mia shares with us how she first was introduced to essential oils and the power behind nontoxic products.  We also learn how she keeps herself healthy and well when traveling.  I hope you will enjoy hearing from Mia and also, being introduced to My Lemon Crate if you were previously unfamiliar with it.

 

Notable Quotes:

“Schedule that self-care.” - on taking time the time to care for yourself

“Permission to pause and come back to it.” - on prioritizing tasks

"Trust your own instinct."

"Progress over perfection."

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Show memo:

Mia's website

MOPS - Moms of Preschoolers

Holistic Mom’s Network

Top resources to use so that you know what you are bringing into your home:

Think Dirty App - An app that you can use to scan bar codes of any product in your house

Environmental Working Group (EWG) 

Check out last spring's crate!  Credit: My Lemon Crate Instagram

Check out last spring's crate!

Credit: My Lemon Crate Instagram

 

A huge shout out to Na'an Stop the jammin' band from Boulder, Colorado for the accompanying podcast music. Their music makes you feel good and want to get up and dance! 

Visit them on social media:

Na'an Stop website
Facebook
iTunes

 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Thank you for tuning in. I appreciate your feedback and words so please feel free to reach out to me. Do not be shy!

If this episode was inspiring, made you laugh, or gave you something new to think about consider sharing it with a friend and/or leaving a review on iTunes.

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23 | Michael Higer, Immediate Past President of the Florida Bar, on the Importance of Mental Health and Wellness in the legal profession

Welcoming Mr. Michael Higer to the MNBP!

Source: The Florida Bar,  International Law Section  

Source: The Florida Bar, International Law Section 

As a practicing attorney for over thirty years and Immediate Past President of the Florida Bar (2017-2018), Mr. Higer brought his experience, perspective, and kind heart to our conversation. 

This episode is a special one and came together in a serendipitous way, thank you G.C.! We recorded live in Key West, FL just as he concluded his term. The primary topic of this episode is the most important initiative during his time as President of the Florida Bar:


the mental health and wellness of Florida lawyers

 

Despite my limited and inexperienced perspective as a young lawyer, I feel the stress, anxiety, and the pressure that accompanies working as a lawyer. Fortunately, due to experiences in my life, I am aware of it, how I deal with it, and on a daily basis, take steps to cope in healthy ways as well as continue in the direction of being of service to others who need support.  

Mr. Higer shared with us the ways in which The Florida Bar is supporting their members. What is important to remember is that the conversation now exists! Whereas in years past for attorneys struggling, there was no conversation.

I hope that Michael's words hit a cord in you so that you can recognize in yourself, if you are a practicing attorney or not, when you need to take a stand. If you work as an attorney in Florida or in any other state and you are struggling with stress, anxiety, and taking care of yourself, I encourage you to speak up, reach out, ask for help. It is worth it - you are not alone.

 

Memorable quotes: 

“Engage the conversation, elevate the conversation, maintain the conversation, and continue the conversation if you are going to address the core issue which is the stigma.” - on the conversation about the Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Attorneys

“We have started the conversation so people can feel a little bit more comfortable about the conversation.”

“How are you going to make yourself stronger, how are you going to make yourself more equipped.” - on coping with stress in the legal profession 

 “Whatever you do, do it because you love doing it, because you are passionate and you really care.” - advice to a young lawyer or anyone in 2018

“There is always time in every single day to take a little time for yourself.” - on self-care 

 

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Where you can learn more about Mr. Higer
Florida Bar website



 

 

A huge shout out to Na'an Stop the jammin' band from Boulder, Colorado for the accompanying podcast music. Their music makes you feel good and want to get up and dance! 

Visit them on social media:

Na'an Stop website
Facebook
iTunes

 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/naanstopmusic & http://www.boulderweekly.com/entertainment/music/green-light-for-boulder-band-naan-stop/edit: 

Thank you for tuning in. I appreciate your feedback and words so please feel free to reach out to me. Do not be shy!

If this episode was inspiring, made you laugh, or gave you something new to think about consider sharing it with a friend and/or leaving a review on iTunes.

The more the merrier my friends! 

Also, if you want to Nominate a Guest to be on the MNB Podcast, feel free to do that by clicking here.

Stay true to you!