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What if there was a different way to live and work? Hard work, hustle, thinking and planning created a lot of success for you along the way - but now you’re feeling called for something more. A way to live and work that is nourishing, grounded, meaningful and in line with your deepest, truest self. This podcast explores nature-based personal growth for high-achieving women. Join author, entrepreneur and alchemist Amanda Cook as we explore topics like mindfulness, seasons and natural cycles, ...
 
Take a seat around the community fire and listen to stories that inspire with host Kathy Robinson, author of The Athena Principles, Simple Wellness Practices for Overworked Professionals. Reclaim your Warrior Spirit, rekindle your passion and explore your mind, body and spirit in a safe, uplifting space. Once a successful corporate executive, Kathy followed her own passion and built a business including wellness and business coaching, women’s writing and meditation circles, speaking, bloggin ...
 
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#107 Today’s show is about living life in a way where no bucket list is needed. Our guest today is Tedi Brunetti, a drummer, singer and songwriter who recently released an album at age 69. Tedi generously shares her life experiences that will leave you feeling inspired to take another look at that dream you have tucked away. We cover a range of top…
 
#106 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by meditation and yoga teacher, Mary Meckley, who has created a special meditation for listeners of The Athena Wellness Podcast. Links: Sip and Om – Mary’s website The Daily Meditation podcast If you'd like …
 
#105 Today’s show is all about the importance of pausing to access our inner still point. Our guest today is meditation and yoga teacher, Mary Meckley, who is the creator and host of the Daily Meditation podcast which has over 50 million downloads. Mary also offers a meditation app called Sip and Om, which includes all aspects of the meditation lif…
 
#104 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. In this episode, Kathy reflects on her father’s hundredth birthday celebration, sharing her observations that she believes has added to his overall longevity and ongoing vitality. If you'd like to join our circle and never miss a weekly e…
 
#103 What do you think about when you hear the word wonder? Maybe it takes you back to when you were a kid or a moment in time that stopped you in your tracks. Perhaps it was an experience that you couldn’t explain but left you feeling inspired. Two books were recently released on the topic of wonder: Tracking Wonder, Reclaiming a Life of Meaning a…
 
#102 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by Kristen Manieri, author, mindfulness teacher, life coach and host of the 60 Mindful Minutes podcast. During this discussion, Kristen shares some practical steps listeners to start the new year mindfully. …
 
#101 Our guest today is Kristen Manieri, a mindfulness teacher, life coach and host of the 60 Mindful Minutespodcast. She’s also the author of Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact. The theme of Kristen’s work is to help others live a more conscious, connected and intentional life. We cover a range of topics including…
 
#100 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, we spend a few minutes looking back over the last year of episodes and get a glimpse of 2022 podcast plans. There are also some heartfelt thank yous to our previous guests and, of course, to you – thank you for listening! If you'd …
 
#099 Since Kathy started this show, she’s had a dream of taking it on the road, visiting guests on their home turf and capturing the conversation on portable equipment. This podcast is a test run of the concept and gear. Kristie McLean, who was featured in Episode 7, turns the mic and interviews Kathy. Here’s what we cover: The act of reinvention; …
 
#098 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by writing coach and educator, Nicola Davison, who shares practical ways to organize family memories, mementos, pictures and movies into a cohesive family story. Links: Forever Young Autobiographies – Nicola…
 
#097 Our guest today, Nicola Davison, is a mum, wife and journalist from New South Wales, Australia, who loves inspiring others to preserve their memories. She is the owner of Forever Young Autobiographies.com- a website dedicated to helping people write their life stories so treasured memories endure for future generations. After a decades-long ca…
 
#096 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by end-of-life, grief, and resilience coach, Lee Atherton, also known as Coach Rev. In this episode, we get practical on how we can prepare for the end-of-life and have these conversations with our loved one…
 
What if you could work with your natural creative cycles to help your life & work feel easier? I've noticed sometimes I'm hugely creative, and other times I'm more suited for admin work or doing something less creatively intense. What if instead of beating yourself up over not being "creative enough" and forcing yourself to produce, you could work …
 
#095 Like many things related to wellness, today’s topic is one of those things we can easily put off until a later date. But our guest today takes the counter position, explaining how taking care of end-of-life planningsooner rather than later is not only a gift to our loved ones, but an empowering act of wellness and care for ourselves. Our guest…
 
#094 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Kathy is joined, once again, by Victor Briere and Joe Rich, cofounders of the International Institute of Ayurveda. In this conversation excerpt, Victor shares his thoughts on the difference between Western medicine’s approach to treating …
 
Have you ever thought about quitting social media? In this episode I'll share my own experience with social media personally and for my business, and various questions to help you think through the right approach for you. Learn more at AmandaCook.me Copyright 2012-2021 Wellpreneur Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.c…
 
#093 I’m joined today by Joe Rich and Victor Briere, A.D., co-founders of the International Institute of Ayurveda, which is both a clinic and an academy, offering clients and students ayurvedic diagnostic techniques and health counseling. Long-time listeners will remember Victor, who is an Ayurveda doctor, from Episodes 39 and 40, when he shared hi…
 
#092 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by Kelly Mackin, the co-founder of Motives Met, a well-being assessment tool that was created to bring more mindfulness into how we work. During this discussion, Kelly shares some practical steps listeners c…
 
Autumn is a time of letting go, and this week we're exploring letting go of excess clutter in your business. Over time we accumulate habits, recurring payments, marketing activities, products and services, and clients that don't add a lot to our business joy or bottom line. This is the season to streamline and let go of that which doesn't bring you…
 
#091 Our guest today is Kelly Mackin, the co-founder of Motives Met, a well-being assessment tool that was created to bring more mindfulness into how we work, to challenge workplace norms and to empower people to incorporate well-being into their work life. Kelly is a quantitative researcher, coach and meditation teacher, blending ancient wisdom wi…
 
#090 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Kathy is joined, once again, by artist and teacher Stephanie Weaver, a corporate project manager turned entrepreneur, who founded Positive Painters, a supportive online artist community and art business membership. Stephanie shares simple…
 
Have you ever felt like you've outgrown your business? That it just doesn't light you up or excite you the way it used to? As an entrepreneur who was likely really excited and motivated about your business for a long time - this can be concerning! What happens if you never want to work again? What if you can't find the motivation to consistently wo…
 
#089 Our guest today is Stephanie Weaver, a corporate project manager turned entrepreneur, who founded Positive Painters, a supportive online artist community and art business membership. Stephanie is also a full-time artist and instructor, using oil paint to create and teach landscape, still life and portraits. We cover a range of topics including…
 
#088 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Kathy is joined by Dr. Robyn Health Coach, who, once again, draws on her extensive medical training to give us insight on why it’s so important to take mental breaks and the impact rejuvenation has on our immune system. Links: Dr. Robyn’s…
 
The holiday season of November, December, and January can be a whirlwind of obligations and expectations. Are you looking forward to the holiday season, or do you have more mixed feelings (and a little exhaustion already?) In this episode we'll talk about how to have a more meaningful and mindful holiday season, so you can spend your time and energ…
 
#087 Dr. Robyn McIntyre, a good friend of the podcast, returns for another appearance. Dr. Robyn is a New Zealand and Australian trained family physician, mental health counsellor and public health practitioner with over 30 years of experience. Since moving to the US, she has become a certified health coach, focusing on behavioral change to optimiz…
 
#086 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by innovation coach Melinda Livingstone, who shares a bit more about her process on how she coaches new clients through the business ideation process. Link: IncomeConnection – Melinda’s website LinkedIn – In…
 
When you hear the idea of slowing down, do you feel like "I wish I could do that" or "that's a nice idea but really not for me"? Today we're talking about slowing down - living and working at a slower pace. I personally discovered that by slowing down my own work gained more depth and richness, in spite of the fact that the "old me" from 10-20 year…
 
#085 Our guest today is innovation coach Melinda Livingstone, who founded her company, IncomeConnection, after a 20+ year corporate career in Sydney, Australia. IncomeConnection leverages what she learned developing business cases to help clients identify business ideas that are a good fit for them through a combination of innovation processes and …
 
#084 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by author and sailor, Paul Trammell, who shares his writing process, that includes his daily ships log and recording voice memos on his phone while at the helm. Paul also shares his thoughts on the importanc…
 
Do you struggle with impatience and wish everything would just happen faster? I do. In this episode, we'll look at impatience, how it shows up in your body, negative and positive impatience, and some strategies to work with your impatient feelings next time they appear. What if there was a different way to live and work? Hard work, hustle, thinking…
 
#083 Have you ever dreamed of leaving your current life behind to sail the tropics? Our guest today, Paul Trammell, did just that. Paul takes us on a story-filled journey from growing up in West Virginia, to becoming a teacher for a brief period of time before settling on the northern Florida coast as a musician and carpenter. When Paul decided to …
 
#082 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by author Rachel S. Heslin, who share her thoughts how to find safe space and common ground for dialogue in times of conflict. Link: The Fullness of Your Power – Rachel’s website Humans of New York If you'd …
 
Are you a success? Do others see you as a success? And what does success even mean? In this episode, we explore the idea of success and how we can define it for ourselves. Links discussed: AmandaCook.me The Desire Map - Danielle LaPorte Loving what is - Byron Katie What if there was a different way to live and work? Hard work, hustle, thinking and …
 
#081 Our guest today, Rachel S. Heslin, is the founder of The Fullness of Your Power, a company that helps people embrace all parts of their true selves so they can live more deeply fulfilling lives. Rachel has been immersed in the study of psychology for over 40 years, learning the concepts of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) from her clinical ps…
 
#080 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by Dr. Leslie Kasanoff, holistic health practitioner, who shares her thoughts on simple, practical steps to increase plant and veg in your diet. Link: Dr. Leslie’s website Dr. Leslie’s Facebook group – Vibra…
 
We know that routines and habits are really effective - but they sound really dry and practical. They work, but they're certainly not inspiring. What if we reframe some of our daily actions as rituals? A ritual is an action we do repeatedly - but it's infused with meaning (and a bit of magic!) In this episode we'll look at some of the ways you migh…
 
#079 Today’s show is about empowerment. It revolves around the idea that we can take positive action to increase our health and well-being, which, in turn, leads to living and aging vibrantly. Our guest today, Dr. Leslie Kasanoff, is a holistic health practitioner. Her experience includes more than two decades as a chiropractor. Prior to that, she …
 
#078 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Autumn is time where we can feel like we’re overflowing. It can signify a bountiful harvest and a season of celebration. And the time will come where we are overfilled, where there is no more room – when we need to empty our cup. The best…
 
What if we could accept that we didn't have to perform at peak everyday? What if we could align with the natural seasons and cycles in the world and our life, to make everything feel more easy and flowing? In this episode, we look at the natural cycles and seasons that affect our life and work. The seasons of the year, the wheel of the year, the mo…
 
#077 Well before autumn begins, we can sense the seasonal shift, feeling the summer wind down in spite of the warm weather. We may begin to crave rest, balance and a slower pace. To prepare for the months ahead, we may gather, harvest and store for the winter season. We may also settle into more of a routine at school or work. How do we ground ours…
 
#076 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by coach and lifestyle medicine practitioner, Angel Shannon, who shares her thoughts on the importance of writing practice and how to ritualize journaling as a wellness practice. Links: Seva Health Group – A…
 
Each season has it's own natural energies. I've found that if I align with the energy happening that season, life and work feel easier. So this week let's dig into the energies of autumn. We'll look at the four main energies of the season and what they mean for your life and work. If you'd like to go deeper into connecting with autumn, nature aroun…
 
#075 Today’s show feels like loving medicine. Our guest today, Angel Shannon, is a lifestyle medicine practitioner, board certified nurse and the founder of Seva Health Group. Her experience includes over two decades of clinical practice and a lifetime of integrative health and mind-body medicine. As a speaker and educator, Angel teaches people how…
 
#074 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. In this episode, Kathy shares a story that Chris Heeter, founder of The Wild Institute, has relayed to corporate audiences throughout the years. Chris has been a wilderness guide for more than 30 years and leads groups into the deep wilde…
 
Connecting with the natural seasonal cycle where you live is the fundamental practice in my work. In this episode, you'll learn about the Wheel of the Year and begin noticing how the season shows up in your place. We'll explore how living in tune with the natural cycles is something already part of you as a human - it's not so much learning as reme…
 
#073 We’ve all heard the sentiments: timing is everything; right place, right time; if it’s meant to happen… and so on. But aren’t there times when you want something to happen so badly – and it doesn’t. When you’re poised to make a move, but in your gut, you know it’s not time. Then there are times when the very thing you’ve been dreaming of happe…
 
#072 Today is Wednesday, time for a little wellness boost - a shortened episode to keep your Warrior Vibe high. Today, I’m joined, once again, by Rachel Astarte, transpersonal psychotherapist, life coach and author, who share her thoughts on transcendence, which means beyond the ordinary range of perspective, and how related practices can enhance o…
 
The Wellpreneur Podcast is back with a new season, a new name (Alchemy & Action), and a new focus: nature-based personal growth for high-achieving women. In this special relaunch episode, your host Amanda Cook shares the changes happening to the podcast, and why this new season is so important. She also digs into our new focus: personal growth to h…
 
#071 Today’s show feels like a deep exhale. It revolves around this idea that self-development does not have to come from feeling that something is wrong with us. Rather, it can be born from a remembrance of who we are. Our guest today, Rachel Astarte, is a transpersonal psychotherapist and life coach. Rachel is the author of Celebrating Solitude: …
 
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