Kindness is our default setting. But past experiences can make us afraid to be kind and loving. Let's use the energy of the full moon to release and cleanse away all these fears so we can go back to our natural state of loving freely and abundantly.
Episode webpage: https://www.veganosaurus.com/it-is-safe-to-be-loving-and-kind-full-moon-meditation-episode-70/
“I’ve spent a lot of years wasting my time, thinking about other people, and doing other things. I figure I got another 40 years to really turn it around and do the things that I wanna do. Write more books, design courses, help more people, and stay on this way of eating to ensure my health to the end of my genetic potential. And that’s my plan.” – Karen Warwick
After a long hiatus away from the show, this interview seemed like the perfect come back episode to me. Karen Warwick is all about being truly authentic, healthy, and free. It was such a pleasure to have her wisdom, energy, and quick wit on my podcast.
We had a long, insightful, and fun conversation about so many things!
Emotional benefits of eating WFPB
Saving energy for greater things than counting calories
Acceptance and humour in uncontrollable situations
Meal prepping like a ninja
Importance of availability of healthy food at all times
Food addiction, binge eating and bulimia
Finding her soulmate when not looking
Funny wedding story
How simplification is underrated
The freedom of new relationships as you grow older
Realising what’s really important and being true to yourself
Healthy dessert recipe ideas
Dangers of sugar
And so much more…
I know you’re going to love listening to Karen!
Episode web page with more information and photos: https://www.veganosaurus.com/karen-warwick-episode-69/
From growing up in a village in Kenya, to becoming a nurse in the USA, from having zero knowledge about technology a year ago to successfully running online challenges and becoming an author now, the trajectory of Flossie Njama's life is absolutely incredible! And she's only just beginning the immense impact she's about the create on the world.
In this episode, Flossie shares her story, her struggles, and her successes through her life. Her experience as a nurse and personal journey of recovery ignited the passion in her to help others heal through a mind, body, soul approach.
She's also a big proponent of simplification over perfection. Her wisdom and energy will make you feel like you can absolutely accomplish anything, as long as you believe in yourself and just try. And she'll also have you wanting to start drinking warm lemon water and ginger shots. haha
Read more about Flossie and find all the links to connect with her on the episode's web page: https://www.veganosaurus.com/simplify-believe-flossie-njama-episode-68
In this powerful guided meditation, harness the support of the full moon's magic to release all unwanted energy from your life – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Then set a clear intention to attract whatever you desire, all that's good for your higher growth.
Find more of my meditations at: https://insighttimer.com/veganosaurus
Last month I got to meet my grandmother after more than a year. Though we've had phone calls and even a few video calls, getting to experience her beautiful, warm, loving energy in person felt so good!
In her eighties, she still keeps herself occupied all the time. It's so inspiring to watch her. Spending time with her made me reflect on the amazing life she's lived.
I began to wonder what she must've been like when she was in her early forties, and it dawned on me...when my grandma was as old as I am right now, she already had her first grandchild, me. That thought really shook me awake and took me on an introspective journey that triggered this episode.
Episode web page with transcript: https://www.veganosaurus.com/grandmother-inspiring-life-episode-66
Efia Sulter is a manifestation and mindset coach. After having experienced tragedy, trauma and incredible transformation in her own life, she started Conscious Alchemy, where she teaches her V.I.B.E.S method for conscious manifestation.
I ran into Efia on Clubhouse when she was talking about manifestation techniques and I immediately felt a connection to her work. After attending her workshops and online retreat, I really wanted to invite her on to my podcast so all of you could get to know her.
In this episode, Efia and I have discussed a number of things surrounding conscious manifestation. Some of them are:
The importance for having the right mindset
Understanding the “why” behind your desires
What you want vs who you want to be
Universal laws beyond the Law of Attraction
Recognising how incredible you are
And so much more…
Join Efia’s Free Online Retreat on Facebook. She’s incredibly generous in sharing information to truly help women transform lives.
Check this episode's blog page for the link to Efia's online retreat and other information: https://www.veganosaurus.com/conscious-manifestation-efia-sulter-episode-65/
This conversation with Debra Kasowski is packed with inspiring stories and insights. The most important of them all is why it's so important for all of us to share our unique gifts with the world.
Debra shares her learning through different life experiences, and how she's applied them in her own personal life, and coaching business.Here are a few of the many things we discussed: Believing in where you’re going against all odds Collaboration instead of comparison The power of community and giving Her beautiful Christmas shoebox treasures story Experiencing excitement in the process Life as a marathon – enjoying the journey and the view The magic in the smallest of things How impacting even one person substantially can create ripples And so much more...
This amazing woman has much wisdom to share. You're in for a treat!
Episode blog page with more information: https://www.veganosaurus.com/share-unique-gifts-debra-kasowski-episode-64
I mix the sauces and tofu together, cover and let it marinate, bake everything, relish the dish, and slow down to let it digest. That’s an excellent process to achieve delicious baked tofu, but it also works successfully in other endeavours.
Here are the five steps:Inspiration – creation/planning/ideation Marination – allowing the ideas to come together Action – doing the work Celebration – savouring and honouring everything that led to this success Relaxation – resting after a job well done
In this episode I explained each step in detail, and share how you can incorporate this process into your business and personal life.
Implement the system and watch things fall into place beautifully. It’s an enjoyable cycle that keeps your work, your projects and your life flowing smoothly.
Blog post with all links mentioned on the episode (including an additional one for a yummy baked tofu recipe): https://www.veganosaurus.com/formula-for-joyful-success-episode-63
“Does it make your soul happy?” This the magic question Shailaja Vishwanath asks us to go back to again and again as individuals, entrepreneurs or content creators. And I for one can say it’s an approach that works like a charm!
Our conversation here is packed to the brim with so many nuggets of wisdom, so keep a pen and notebook handy. These are just a few of the many, many areas we covered:
Masculine energy vs feminine energy in marketing
Creating without attachment to results
Being productive while not pushing yourself
Finding joy in whatever you’re doing
Looking for ways to make things interesting
Doing things for their own sake
Being compassionate without being a pushover
Abundance mindset and community
And so much more…
Check this episode's web page for more details and links: https://www.veganosaurus.com/selfless-service-shailaja-episode-62
The energy of the waning moon is very conducive to clearing unwanted energy from your life so that space can be created for new, useful energy. I follow various spiritual practices on full moon nights and the days following it. Here are my five favourite full moon rituals for you to try.
They're simple and powerful. If you're new to this, don't have to do all of them at once. Just start with the practice which most resonates with you and build from there.
I've spoken about these five rituals in detail on this episode:
Washing and Charging Crystals
Write, Tear, Burn – Emotional and Mental Clearing
Sound and/or Aroma Ritual – Energetic Cleansing
Intentional Decluttering– Physical Cleaning for Manifestation
Apart from these, if you're able to, spend at least 30-60 minutes looking at the moon and bathing in its light every full moon night. It's a beautiful, calming, energising experience.
Episode blog post with links and additional information: https://www.veganosaurus.com/full-moon-rituals-episode-61
Marsha is hands down the most fun, interesting person I’ve interviewed on my show until now! As soon as you start listening to this conversation, you’ll feel the energy uplifting you. Our excitement and laughter throughout are both totally contagious, so make sure you’re somewhere where it’s okay for you to randomly burst out laughing.Storytelling as time travel Everything you need to know about how to tell good stories (in 5 mins) How to edit your stories Marsha's thoughts on manifestations and tarot (and how they can work, even for the skeptics) Her philosophy on why it's important to get your hopes up Her best ever life hack — writing letters to your future self
The episode made me feel so good that I’ve listened to it multiple times. Yes, even after I had completed the editing and refining work and didn’t “need” to listen to it anymore! That’s how much I love it.
This woman is full of delightful stories and ideas! I can’t get enough of them. And I’m beyond excited for you all to get as hooked as I am to the wonderful world of Yes Yes Marsha.
Oh and if you’re a podcaster, you’d be lucky to have her as a guest. She created a secret web page just for my audience with all the links and resources she mentioned on the show. And what’s even more amazing is that she freaking noted down all our talking points and sent them across to me so I could easily copy/paste them below. How thoughtful is that?!
Here they are, the key topics we discussed in this episode:
Episode web page with Marsha's secret web page link and additional information: https://www.veganosaurus.com/yes-yes-marsha-episode-60
My friend Shilpa did a series of video interviews featuring women supporting women on her Instagram page during the week of International Women’s Day. I was delighted to be a mid-week guest!
The idea was to discuss mindfulness, joyfulness, and being yourself – through all of life’s ups and downs. But as the conversation progressed, she had so many more interesting questions that we ended up covering a wide range of topics. Tips and guidance to help women in their entrepreneurial journey and personal life.
Shilpa has a beautiful way of guiding the conversation and asking the kind of questions to dig up nuggets of wisdom and insights from you that you didn’t even realise you had. Once you listen, you’ll agree with me that this woman should be running her own podcast! Haha
By the end, I knew I just had to pull the audio from that interview and put it here for all of you. It’s like getting a delicious assorted platter of all the things I usually discuss on the show, plus more.
Here are some of the things Shilpa and I conversed about:
Mindfulness – being fully present in each moment
Establishing boundaries with family, colleagues and customers
Unapologetically taking time for yourself
Delegation over perfection
The power of prioritising fun
Need for digital and physical disconnection
Running your business from a place of inspiration
Enabling others through your own happiness
Quieting the mind and avoiding overwhelm
Making lists, brain dumping and taking deep breaths
Overcoming blocks to having an abundance mindset
Being excited, finding lessons and showing gratitude
How to make difficult choices and when to let go
Episode Web Page: https://www.veganosaurus.com/when-life-gives-you-lemons-episode-59
Use code "veganosaurus10" on Shilpa's website Jus'Amazin and get 10% off on your first order.
Holistic health and wellness coach Manasa Rajan experienced the magic of going vegan in her mid-twenties. It immensely benefitted her and her family’s wellness, and over the years has shaped her purpose in life.
Manasa's mission is to help people upgrade their food and take control of their health! And this means work within the food ecosystem to make clean, healthy alternatives easily accessible and the norm in the country.
In this conversation, we speak about the impact of switching to a plant based life beyond just food. The way it uplifts our energy and emotions, how it influences our way of thinking, and inspires us to help others.
We also discuss the need to prioritise women’s health, the great need to create positive change in the food eco system so everyone can access healthy food, the beautiful way the vegan and health food movement has been growing, and so much more.
Visit this episode's webpage to read about one of my earliest memories of Manasa, our parallel journeys, and also see the weight lifting photograph I mentioned on the episode: https://www.veganosaurus.com/manasa-rajan-episode-58
The thing I love most about podcasting is getting to have meaningful connections with a bunch of awesome folks! In the year (and few months) since The Feel Good Factor was launched, I’ve been able to reach out to so many people whose unique voice and message I admire, and invite them to have a conversation with me on the show.
This interview with @shivya is one of the most enjoyable exchanges I’ve had the privilege to experience. Shivya is all about thinking and living outside the box. She’s a proponent of breaking norms and forging your own path in life. And through her work she inspires others to do the same.
I loved how easily we were able to converse with each other and smoothly navigate multiple topics. If we hadn’t had internet issues on the day of the recording, I think we might’ve gone on chatting for an additional hour. haha
Life as a digital nomad
Solo travel stories
Our creative processes
Developing your voice as a writer
Balancing authenticity with privacy
Feeling financially secure as a freelancer (especially in these uncertain times)
The Journeys project
Consciously aligned collaborations
What she liked about my Vegan Immersion Experience course
The positive impact we can create on others through our work
How to travel the world as a vegan
Being “cornered” into discovering hidden skills
Thinking outside the box
I just know you’re going to love getting to know this amazing woman!
Episode web page with more information: https://www.veganosaurus.com/outside-the-box-shivya-nath-episode-57
What can you do when scary things are happening in the world and you feel helpless at the unfairness? What can you do when you want to heal someone or keep them safe, but you’re not in a position to do so?Focusing on what you can do instead of on what’s not in your control Protecting yourself from negativity Not getting attached to others reactions and opinions Raising your vibrations before taking any action The power of surrender and visualisation
I had a different episode planned for this week, but with what’s going on right now, I felt like answers to these questions were desperately needed by all of us. So I sat down and meditated, and channeled the messages I received into a recording.
I trust that this episode will help us all to create a positive impact in the world today and in the future too. Some of topics covered are:
I’ve also included an 8 min long Visualisation exercise (from 12:00 to 20:00). Make sure to sit in a quiet place and try it out. It’ll immensely uplift your energy and feelings.
Episode blog page with more information and links: https://www.veganosaurus.com/positive-visualisation-episode-56
This short episode is all about why it’s so important to invest in yourself, especially when it comes to anything that’ll make your life easier, eliminate friction or help in your personal growth. And how to recognise the difference between impulse buying that gives you short term pleasure and spending on something that’ll keep you happier for the longer run.
A few months ago, I invested in a ring light. It wasn’t even expensive, but I had kept putting off the purchase for the longest time because I kept wondering if it would be a “waste”. But when I finally did get it, it helped me create much more video content than I had before because I was not dependent on daylight anymore. Whenever inspiration strikes now, I can just sit down and start recording. The quality of my IGTV live videos and online workshops have also gone up noticeably, and this motivates me to do them more often.
Now looking back, I’m like, “duh! why didn’t I buy this gadget sooner?” Haha
This is just one example of the things I’ve hesitated to invest in at first, but after I did, it contributed to my life in multiple ways and paid off significantly. Mindfully investing in yourself creates a domino effect of opportunities and opens up your world. And I just had to talk about this on my show!
Bottomline – if it will bring you more peace of mind, give you more time freedom, make your work smooth, result in self-improvement and knowledge upgrade, help you build meaningful connections to benefit you in the longer run…don’t hesitate to spend. Investing in your present life, your present self is just as important as saving up for your future.
Episode web page with more details: https://www.veganosaurus.com/investing-in-yourself-episode-55
Kathryn Ely of the Imperfect Thriving Podcast talks about how to overcome the obsession with perfectionism and the different ways this can makes our lives so much more easy and joyful.
She shares anecdotes from her own personal experiences and how these incidents not only led her to embrace and harness imperfection in her life, but also help others do the same.
Listen to our conversation and learn about:Eliminating procrastination Being your own best cheerleader Letting go of judgement and limiting beliefs Being more confident Focusing on the process instead of the result Learning to forgive yourself Finding joyfulness in relaxation
Get ready for some deep insights!
Episode web page: https://www.veganosaurus.com/perfection-kathryn-ely-episode-54
Kathryn is a former attorney turned licensed, national certified, counselor, and a recovering perfectionist. Through her Imperfect Thriving Podcast, counseling, consulting, and program development, Kathryn helps you let go of perfection and get out of your own way so you can take action, reach goals, and love yourself.
Connect with Kathryn on her Website (where you can avail the Free Gift), Instagram @imperfectthriving and Facebook Group.
Last week we focused on inspiration, this week let’s delve into productivity. Today’s guest, my friend Kris McPeak of the Elevate Your 8 podcast is a pro in the art of planning and getting things done!
Kris has a full time job, and has multiple side hustles too. She shares how she creates a framework for her days but also relies on her feelings to decide on what to do. It’s all about being present in the moment and checking in with yourself while also checking things off your tasks list.
Our conversation in this episode touches on various topics.
Making pretty checklists
Creating a roadmap for your day
Giving yourself permission to put things off
Determining what method works for you
Becoming an author and podcaster
Balancing your full time job and side hustle
And so much more…
I love Kris’s fun, uplifting energy and I’m sure you’ll connect with it too! Connect with her on her instagram @krismaspeak and podcast.
Episode web page with more information, links and a photo of Kris I love: https://www.veganosaurus.com/productivity-kris-mcpeak-episode-53/
Today’s episode features Adam Schaeuble of Podcasting Business School. This guy is full of amazing insights and he’s very generous when it comes to sharing them! So I thought he’d be the perfect person for everyone to listen to at the beginning of the year.
In this conversation, Adam and I have discussed:Motivation vs inspiration Using your life experiences to teach and serve other people Adding value and sharing implementable steps as a teacher/coach Building a side hustle out of your passion point Understanding your audience and niching down on what you create Respecting what you’re offering enough to charge what you deserve And so much more!
The episode is chock full of information that’ll leave you with so many creative ideas for your life and your business.
Here’s a link to his Podcasting Business Builders Course Bundle that I mentioned: https://www.transformationcoach.me/a/33864/nNiPtK8q What I learnt on this course has had a huge impact on my business journey! I highly recommend it to all podcasters
Adam is a full time podcaster, podcasting business coach, and the host of the top ranked podcast, Podcasting Business School. Adam’s goal is to teach his students how they can love their show like a hobby, but build it like a business. Connect with him on his website or instagram @podcastingbusinessschool
Episode web page where you can send me a voice note with your thoughts about The Feel Good Factor: https://www.veganosaurus.com/adam-schaeuble-inspiration-episode-52
Begin the new year with a simple technique that combines the power of creativity and journaling to manifest your goals and desires. Cultivate this as a regular practice to fill yourself with positive, uplifting energy.
There are many paths to manifestation, what I've shared here is a fun, light way to go about it. And the doodling component helps you get in touch with your inner child too.
Episode web page where you can leave me a voice note: https://www.veganosaurus.com/creative-manifestation-meditation-episode-51
At the start of the episode, I've spoken about my two online courses to help you be more joyful. Here are the links:
Ignite Your Joy: https://learnwith.veganosaurus.com/ignite-your-joy
Vegan Immersion Experience: https://learnwith.veganosaurus.com/vegan-immersion-experience