Curated conversations that dig deep into the ancient rituals and modern research we can all use to build lives we love living. Each week, Sakara Life founders, Whitney & Danielle, sit down with today's top physicists, mystics, chefs, healers, and CEOs, to explore the areas of life where science and spirituality coexist and thoughts turn into real, live things.
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The Full Body Yes with Scott Shute
57:21In this episode, we sit down with author and former Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn, Scott Shute, to discuss his bestselling book, The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out. We discuss the important connection between compassion and success - and how we can all reach our true potential through mindfulness and meditation. Committed to helping others live a more balanced life, Scott reminds us all that human connection and caring for others is essential to individual fulfillment and happiness. Ultimately, this episode will encourage you to examine your own daily practices and interactions with those around you to reconsider the role connection to one another plays for the greater good. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Motherhood on Your Own Terms with Angela Garbes
51:34Becoming mothers ourselves has transformed our lives in the best ways possible. That being said, it’s a complex and exhausting journey that we never feel prepared enough for - filled with constant surprises and lessons. In this episode, we’re joined by the incredible Angela Garbes, author of Like a Mother, to discuss what it means to be a mother in today’s world, the need for more maternal resources, and how profound the shift from maiden to mother is. Angela shares her refreshingly candid attitude about motherhood and the societal expectations that come with it, along with her quest to remain true to her inner being once she became a mother. This beautifully honest conversation serves as a reminder to show ourselves more grace throughout this journey and trusting our innate wisdom always. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Body is Not an Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor
47:05In this incredibly powerful episode, we are joined by Sonya Renee Taylor, author, founder, and Radical Executive Officer of The Body Is Not an Apology - a movement that focuses on self love and body empowerment. We discuss how we can live more fulfilled and empowered lives by challenging engrained societal narratives around beauty and worthiness. In doing so, Sonya reminds us that we can unlock our full power and create a more equitable, compassionate planet. This episode serves as an incredible reminder of the power of self love and how each of us must actively practice it - radically - every single day in order to experience true happiness and freedom. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Future of Maternal Care with Dr. Neel Shah
50:14In this episode, we’re joined by the Chief Medical Officer of Maven Clinics, Dr. Neel Shah, to discuss his work in the birth equity space. We examine the importance of feeling empowered during birth and how every birthing person deserves the right to feel safe and supported during their journey regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances. Dr. Shah’s work has been dedicated to giving people the tools to grow their family with dignity and throughout this episode, he explains the role that gender inequality, geographic inequity, racism, and generational inequity plays in this experience. This conversation provides an honest look at our maternal healthcare system in the last 20 years and discusses what needs to be done on an institutional level to change this system and its outcomes for the better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Girlhood: Growing Up Female with Melissa Febos
52:32In this episode, we sit down with former dominatrix and critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos to discuss her book Girlhood - which is both a memoir and an inquiry on growing up female in today’s society. We discuss the seemingly overnight shift that occurs when girls hit puberty and what’s expected of them in terms of their sexuality, power dynamics with men, and beauty standards. This conversation felt therapeutic, as it encouraged us to reflect on how societal norms have shaped our own experience in terms of how we view our bodies, our worth, and relationships with others. This emotional conversation will encourage you to recognize your worth beyond your gender and step into your individual power. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Science Behind Good Sleep with Dr. Shelby Harris
45:59As part of our Sleeping with Sakara program, we’re joined by sleep psychologist and author, Dr. Shelby Harris, to discuss all things sleep. In this incredibly informative episode, Dr. Shelby dives into what makes a good night sleep and how we can all work on improving our sleep hygiene, which inherently improves our overall quality of life. We also discuss the intersection of nutrition and sleep and how all of our lifestyle habits deeply impact our ability to get a great night’s sleep. Ultimately, this episode will encourage you to evaluate your own sleep habits and establish a consistent bedtime routine to feel your best. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Enriching Urban Communities through Gardening with Ron Finley
40:37In one of our favorite episodes yet, we sit down with Ron Finley, self-proclaimed “Gangsta Gardener”, to discuss his incredible work in turning food deserts into “food forests”, through urban farming via The Ron Finley Project. In this conversation, we discuss how access to healthy food is a fundamental human right and how individuals can make small steps to change our own health, as well as the health of the planet. Ron’s moving message will inspire you to re-think about how you interact with nature in order to live a more beautiful and harmonious life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ask Us Anything with Danielle and Whitney
46:58In our first episode of The Sakara Life Podcast Season 3 (!), we reunite in our hometown of Sedona, Arizona to answer all of your burning questions. We receive countless DMs everyday and in celebration of the community we’ve built, we wanted to dedicate this episode to getting back to the Sakara Life basics. Throughout the episode we discuss the founding principles of our Nutrition Program, dive into why all fiber isn’t created equal, and much more! We hope you enjoy this episode and stay tuned for our best season yet! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sustainability and the Future of Farming with Jim Livengood
52:49In this episode, we sit down with Sakara farm partner and co-founder of Radicle Farms, Jim Livengood, to discuss the important connection between farming and the food on our plate. Jim walks us through various farming practices and explains the direct impact each has on our environment and future. He also dives into the true meaning of eating organic and why it’s important for consumers to consider how our food is sourced. In sharing his inspiring farming ethos through his work at Radicle Farms, this conversation will encourage you to further evaluate where your food comes from and understand the lasting impact the choices you make as a consumer has on our planet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Creating Your Dream Life with Jessie De Lowe
40:37In this episode, we sit down with Jessie De Lowe, co-founder of How You Glow and manifestation coach, to discuss the true meaning of manifestation and how the thoughts we think have the power to create our reality. She also explains how we can all hone our energy to make a positive change in our world and uncover our soul’s purpose for achieving lasting fulfillment. Throughout this conversation, we are reminded that in order to continue to grow and shift our reality, we must be radically honest with ourselves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.