Tuesday 3 March 2015

#038:In the Flow

We're back!!!
In this episode we talk about why we haven’t recorded a podcast since December {where we’ve been + what we’ve been up to}, what’s it’s like to live in the flow {+ how to do that}, how David Wolfe taught Gill how anything is possible, Ange shares her new life goal to achieve by 2020, we announce our Instagram contest with Rocking Vibe, & we feature an amazing Southern Ontario songbird with a big voice, Allison Brown!

GIVEAWAY!!!  If you can tell us how many times we say "in the flow" in this podcast you will win a bottle of dōTERRA Wild Orange essential oil. Mmmm...it's sunshine in a bottle. =)

Some of our favourite things and people mentioned in today's Holistic Health Diaries podcast:

Sacred Chocolate (what we are eating + loving on the pod)

London Potter’s Guild (where we had a Ghost moment…sort of + made mugs)

Dani Reid [where Gill goes for Strucutal Integration (aka Rolfing)] 

Coursera.com (free online courses from top universities + educational organizations)

Oprah at Stanford (she tells us why we need to take care of ourself)
doTerra Wild Orange Essential Oil (what you can win if you count how many times we say “in the flow” on the pod)

Rocking Vibe (our partner for an awesome Instagram giveaway)

Allison Brown (amazing local songstress who sings at the end of the pod)

Leaving you with this quote today....

Peace, Love + #intheflow
The Girls of HHD

Wednesday 5 November 2014

#036: Growing Into Grace with Mastin Kipp from The Daily Love

In this episode, We talk about finding your purpose, facing your deepest fears, the hierarchy of power, how to follow your bliss, "spiritual brats", spiritual entertainment, Mastin's non-negotiable health habits and MORE! 
Make sure you tune into the last 5 minutes of this pod...we promise you it will be your daily LAUGH ;)

Connect with Mastin here:
Twitter @ MastinKipp
Facebook @ Mastin Kipp
Buy his book HERE
Get more Daily Love HERE

U P D A T E S:

Gillian is spending a week in New York attending an event with the Dalai Lama, supporting the New York City Marathon with Barefooters and has been sharpening her spring water hunting skills. 

Ange is excited for Halloween and shares the strategy she uses with her kids to keep this fun day healthy. {Check out her blog post on it here} candy fairy poem

Also if you're on Instagram - check out Ange's upcoming Hol:Fit Holiday Blitz - a daily product giveaway from Nov 17 - 30th!!

On Dec 14th - Ange will be joining Rita Catolino and Dr. Carlen Costa on stage for the second Women's Empowerment Series. Tickets on sale now HERE

I N T E R V I E W:

Mastin Kipp was in Toronto for his last stop on his Growing Into Grace tour and Gill caught up with him to interview him for the podcast.

Mastin: is the founder of TheDailyLove.com that serves soulful inspiration to new generations. Oprah dubbed him as 'an up and coming thought leader of the next generation of spiritual thinkers.' His mission is to connect people back to what makes them happy. Because happy people make better choices and better choices make for a better planet. How awesome is that!!!

AND.....We have a signed copy of his book to giveaway!!!

Enter by posting either to the HHDiary Facebook wall or on Twitter
What is one way that you show love to yourself?

Monday 6 October 2014

#035: How do YOU tell your fear story?

What story do YOU tell your fear? 

In this episode we talk about what we did on our "summer sabbatical" + which books we read during it. We also talk about having fear, being fearless, & the science/biology of fear. We chat about the power of how we tell fear stories, what makes us feel afraid, strategies we use to show courage in the face of fear, & we end with the best quote ever! #befearless
Please listen on iTuneshttp://bit.ly/ituneshhdiary 

S H O W N O T E S:
We’re Back!!! 
We had a great time taking some downtime in Aug + Sept to be with friends + family and focus on projects we want to give our attention to over the fall months. 

We share a few updates:

  • Ange's updates:
    • The Fall session of Eat Clean :: Get Lean starts Oct 12 and runs until Nov 9th. There's still time and only a few spots left to register. Here's the link to learn more + register
    • Want to learn more about using pure essential oils to up level your health + self care? Over 800 wellness advocates have joined the Hol:Fit doTERRA team in the last 6 months - come on out to a free class to learn why. Here's Ange's essential oil class calendar
    • If you're in London - Ange is co-hosting a DIY essential oil + self care night this Friday, Oct 10th. Tickets avail here.
    • Want Ange to come teach to you and your friends? Message her at heyholfit@gmail.com to set it up!

  • Gillian's updates:
    • Gillian was recently interviewed on the #WellnessBizSummit with Lori Kennedy. You can listen to the full interview here!
    • Gillian was honoured to be the keynote speaker last week at Bustin' Out and delivered a speech titled “Above all, be the heroine of your own life” This topic inspired us to have some conversation on the podcast about fear....

We talked about strategies we both use in the moment to breathe into fear and move towards it. Fear can really hold us all back from being our best and living life full out. And much of fear comes from the little stories we tell ourselves and give our power to. 

We are both inspired by this quote from Marianne Williamson: 


So we want to hear from you! What is an effective fear busting strategy you use when necessary? Post to  our Facebook wall!

Peace, Love + #nofear,
The Girls of HHD

Tuesday 5 August 2014

#034: Gratitude & The Five Minute Journal with UJ Ramdas

In this episode we talk about the simplest, most effective thing YOU can do everyday to be happier with The Five Minute Journal co-founder UJ Ramdas. It's been proven over and over again that shifting your focus to the positive can dramatically improve your happiness. The key is consistency. This journal has been created by combining the proven elements of positive psychology that can make all the difference in your life.

We talk to UJ {from Bali} about how the journal was created, why you need a toothbrush for your mind, how important routines are, walking meetings, positive psychology, how to solve the problem of a scary blank page when journaling, why you should never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious mind, and how + when a gratitude practice can change your life. 

**To save some green, use the promo code HOLISTICHEALTHDIARIES at the checkout when ordering from http://www.fiveminutejournal.com/ :) 

S H O W N O T E S:

We are taking a summer sabbatical the month of August and don't have much going on....on purpose. Hope you're all enjoying your summer so far!

UJ Ramdas is passionate about bringing together practical psychology and business to create a better world. With a background in Behavioural science, Marketing and Hypnosis, he's consulted with (several hundred) clients, bringing them from confusion to clarity. Currently based out of Toronto, Canada, he's a big fan of the wilderness, eastern meditative practices and a good cup of tea.

The 5 Min Journal is the simplest, most effective thing you can do everyday to be happier.

We love this quote by John C Maxwell {one of the quotes in the 5 Min Journal}: “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine."

It's this idea of really cultivating your happiness...that yeah there are those people that seem to just always be happy but it really needs to be something that's practiced. 

"Never go to sleep without a request of your subconscious mind" ~ Thomas Edison

We are not the only ones that adore The 5 Min Journal - check out this YouTube review by Tim Ferris:

Saturday 26 July 2014

#033: POSITIVE pauses + letting it all sink in

In this episode we talk about why it's important to pause and let the good things in life really sink in. We reflect back on the podcast since the beginning {over a year and half ago}, and we talk about lessons and memories we've experienced along the way. As we enter August {and take that month as a podcast sabbatical}, we discuss how this is a really PAUSE-itive time to stop and reflect. We also chat about what we are going to do in the upcoming month and give thanks to all of YOU for joining us on this journey! Lots of silliness sprinkled into this on such as our fave Anchorman clip and Bryan Adams song {you may or may not hear us singing on this one}

What's one thing YOU are going to do to take a purposeful pause in August? Please share!!

Ps...how awesome is this!!??

Thursday 3 July 2014

#032: Making Sustainability Easy #RETHINK

E P I S O D E   O V E R V I E W

Sustainability is more about trees and whales, it's about US! In this episode we talk to Stephen Szucs from Sustainable Joes about making sustainability EASY for the "Average Joe/Jo". Stephen talks about the #RETHINK Tour - his trip on a solar and pedal powered trike from Canada to Key West amplifying the voice of sustainable change in an effort to create the world's largest sustainability network!

We talk about why we can't keep heading in the direction we are headed and expect to survive, following your passion, why it's important to feel the fear and do it anyway, what happens if you don't even try to fulfill your dreams, and how together we can move in sustainable direction. 

Head over to www.sustainablejoes.com and make your #rethink pledge!
Follow Stephen on Twitter, Facebook + YouTube

U P D A T E S  +  S H O W N O T E S

Ange has been busy spreading the Essential Oil love all across London, Toronto + Niagara! If you're interested in learning  - join the Hol:Fit Essential Oils Facebook group and check the class calendar pinned to the top of the wall for all the FREE classes happening over the summer!

Ange also mentioned that the summer round of her popular program Eat Clean :: Get Lean is in full swing. The Fall dates have just been announced and will run from Sept 28 - Oct 26 and you can learn more + register here.  

If you're in the London area - consider competing in the Trail Cross Race on Sat, July 5th @ 9am. This race is for all levels and is a shorter distance but more intense track. Gillian will be there teaching about mobility {using her blue balls of course}

So we want to hear from you....what does sustainability mean to you?
Post your pledge on sustainablejoes.com, take a screenshot and post it to our Facebook wall! 

Monday 16 June 2014

#031: SIMPLE Solutions for Modern Stresses

In this episode we talk about simple solutions for modern stresses.
You don't realize how much these constant little stresses add up in your day and just by applying a few techniques you can very quickly regain control! 

U P D A T E S:
Gill announces her new role on the advisory board at Examine.com and talks about her experience guest hosting on HSN!

Ange's popular online program Eat Clean :: Get Lean starts back up Sunday, June 22. Program eBooks go out to all registered students this Thursday!
Ange also shared that she's teaching a few more Essential Oil classes {click the link to view the oils Facebook group and you'll find a calendar pinned to the top} through the month of June and will also be part of a presentation panel doing a whole FREE biz building session in Oakville

S H O W N O T E S :

Have you ever had a 'walking meeting?' We had one last week and it's what inspired the topic of this episode. Walking is so invigorating, increases cognitive function + is a great way to infuse more exercise into your day while being effective!

Does your inbox stress you out? We share tips to help organize your time, your inbox + that 'shiny key' problem a lot of us with smartphones face.

This is the eBook Gillian refers to about inbox help: Work Smarter, Rule Your Email. And followup.cc might be a service worth looking into if you struggle with a large volume of emails daily. Do you check your email constantly? We chat about what this is a BAD idea.

We also talk about an awesome tip you can do to manage what comes onto your Facebook feed, why you shouldn't use your cell phone as your alarm clock and all those crazy notifications your receive on your phone.

Think about those tasks that are currently taking up time that you could be more efficient in such as:
Groceries: Have healthy groceries delivered to your front door (in London - Ange uses Eat Green Organics}
Note Taking: use Siri on your iPhone! We talk about a few ways to utilize 'her'

And we finish off talking about Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy - have you read that book? Take Ange up on her challenge!