Activated Lifestyle podcast

Welcoming the Fall Equinox Podcast Notes

Happy Fall Equinox! The Fall Equinox is the transitional decline from the Summer Solstice leading into the shortest day of the year on the Winter Solstice. This year, in 2019, the Fall Equinox lands on 9/22- 9/23. Autumn is often seen as a season of mystery and darkness, but it is also a celebration of new beginnings and closing old chapters.

Erin Oberlander

In this podcast episode, I have an amazing conversation with my dear friend, Erin Oberlander, certified aromatherapist. Erin has a background in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) as well as Ayurveda. She is just sooo full of knowledge, and has even created an amazing online academy, The Intuitive and Seasonal Living Academy. This online academy comprises of Kori Messer, Inspired Life Strategist, and Erin, Certified Holistic Aromatherapist. Together, they have collaborated to bring all online students an offering that includes personal development of Body, Mind, and Soul while you connect with the ancient wisdom traditions of Ayurveda & Traditional Chinese Medicine and the modern art of Aromatherapy.

Topics Discussed in The Fall Equinox Podcast

This episode is full of so much amazing information. Below are the time stamps and shows notes. To follow Erin, or sign up for her Intuitive Seasonal Living Academy, be sure to scroll down to the bottom for all of her links and social media handles!

3:37- 4:05 – Erin’s background and Intuitive Seasonal Living Academy
6:45-9:20 – Elemental changes of Fall according to TCM
9:22-10:50 – Protective Chi
11:02-13:01 – Aromatherapy for Immunity Boosting in the fall
13:50-18:00 – Embracing seasonal changes
19:00-22:13 – Erin is a Prarie Perma-Ninja
22:13-24:00 – Taking the Dogma out of our belief systems
24:17-30:23 – TCM / Amplifying our Chi for the Fall
30:40- 31:55 – Bringing in warms colors & earth elements into our environment during Fall
32:07-43:00 – Grounding during the Fall season
44:29-47:00 – Establishing Morning/ Evening routines during the Fall
47:02-48:15 – Are you saying “Yes”, to your commitments out of shame, guilt, or obligation?
49:00-52:17 – Celebrating during our “Harvest Seasons” of our lives
52:26-56:17 – “Digital”/Detox during the seasonal shifts
56:20-59:07 – Yerba Mate Tea for grounding
59:22-1:06:00 – Whats the TEA on PSL (Pumpkin Spice Lattes) ? Should we be drinking cold brews during the Fall months?
1:07:00-1:20:00 – Cacao + Cacao Ceremonies – How do we honor this seed? Is it Westernized Rituals or Indigenous Ceremony?
1:20:00 -1:27:00 – Finding clarity in our grounding practices
1:27:13- 1:28:00 – Finding your Medicine

Mentioned in the Episode…

Follow Erin Oberlander

Erins Instagram
Erins Website
Intuitive & Seasonal Living Academy

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Mind podcast

Podcast Episode 2- Navigating Stress

The second episode of The Activated Living Podcast is here and today it’s all about stress and simple ways to help navigate stressful situations and managing anxiety and stress. No one is immune to stress. Stress effects all of us in one form or another. Throughout the episode I talk about major tips to help you navigate your stress in the three main categories of Mind Body and Soul.

Podcast Episode 2- Navigating Stress

Navigating Stress Podcast Show Notes:

1:32 – Stress is your body reaction to a harmful situation, whether or not it is truly harmful. 

1:50 – The physiological symptoms of stress

5:00 – Other people’s beliefs that were adopted as my own – more stress
5:45 – Scarcity mindset Navigating Stress via The Mind
8:32 – Deep Breathing + Meditation
8:45 – I said I wouldn’t quote anything but here’s a scientific article about the benefits of deep breathing >>
10:16 – Driving mindfully
12:54 – Learn to say, “No”, more often
14:37 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) OR therapy in general

Navigating Stress via The Body
18:32 – Getting good and consistent amounts of sleep
21:33 – My recent panic attack that I believe was triggered from my stress which led to acute insomnia
24:50 – APA (American Psychological Association) Study I’m referring to can be found here >>

Physical stress response within the body
27:00 – Chronic stress affects your sleep
28:05 – Exercising to navigate stress
29:59 – Eliminating coffee and highly caffeinated drinks to help with stress 30:49 – Scientific article on Caffeine and the stress response on a physiological scale >>

Navigating Stress via The Soul
34:05 – Self Care
35:56 – Self Care – your needs are important !
40:04 – Self Care Tips when you don’t have a ton of money
41:06 – Self Care Magnesium Flake Bath

Body podcast

Balancing Hormones (Bonus Podcast!)

Let’s talk about hormones. As a woman who lives with an auto immune disease I know all too well the struggles that come with balancing hormones. Here’s something I want everyone to hear: Our bodies DESPERATELY want to work on a higher level of optimal functioning and thrive. With a little nourishment, love and listening, our bodies can truly thrive. It just takes some time, patience, learning, and implementing better habits into our lives for optimal health and wellness. Be sure to scroll down to view the show notes from today’s episode.

Episode 1- Balancing Hormones Show Notes

The 4 Pillars of Balancing Hormones:

1- Learning How to Manage Stress

2- Getting Good + Consistent Sleep

3- Real Food Nourishment

4- Keeping Your Body Moving

1:40 – My experience with Western medicine growing up

3:00 – Women in modern day society experiencing abnormal symptoms during their cycle

3:25 – My history + journey with balancing my hormones

5:25 – Disclaimer

6:10 – The top 4 pillars of balancing hormones

6:30 – Managing Stress

7:07 – Physical vs Emotional Stress

10:50 – 10 tips to help manage stress

12:30 – Getting consistent sleep

15:48 – Tips for a consistent nights sleep

18:45 – Real Food Nourishment

19:00 – 4 tips for real food nourishment

23:25 – Keeping your body moving

24:38 – Tips on how to add more movement into your lifestyle

Mentioned In The Episode..