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Peace and the Police - Part 1

9/16/2018
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A peace officer is any law enforcement official on a municipal, county, or state level. They are entrusted in keeping the public peace. But we’ve seen the opposite, lately, covered by the media. Horrific instances of police aggression–specifically against blacks. In this first episode of a two-part series, I speak with podcaster Rave X, about his personal experiences with the police, overall systemic racism, and law enforcement violence against people of color. Please come back next week,...

Duration:00:29:56

No is the new Yes

9/9/2018
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I found that I’ve been stressed lately - taking on too many commitments, work, and projects. I had to step back and fix it. In this episode I talk about how saying NO can lead to a more balanced and peaceful life. Mentioned in this episode: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations...

Duration:00:13:46

Yosemite is Open! Things to do in and around Yosemite National Park

8/26/2018
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In this episode, I talk about the wonderful things you can do in and around Yosemite National Park. The communities and businesses surrounding Yosemite have suffered this summer due to the Ferguson fire, but the fire is contained, and Yosemite National Park is OPEN once again. We’re revitalizing the tourism by promoting our area with the #YosemiteNOW campaign. On and off the web. Some things mentioned in this episode: Sierra News Online - Our hyperlocal news source for information about...

Duration:00:12:21

That Time I Dated a Guy Who Loved Guns

8/19/2018
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I grew up in a family of pacifists. A pacifist is defined as someone who is in opposition to war or violence, and the root of the word is peace. We were never allowed even toy guns in our house growing up. So it might surprise you that I had a lovely relationship with a guy who loved guns. This is the story of that relationship and what I found out about this man and his hobby. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life...

Duration:00:11:28

Making Peace with your Bullied Inner Child

8/12/2018
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Many of us have gone through some stage of bullying as a child – some more than others. I speak with fellow writer and podcaster Christopher Gronlund about how we were both bullied as kids, what we did to get through it, and how it affects us as adults. I then talk about how we can resolve our feelings from being bullied and take care of this inner child we carry around with us. For statistics and information, please visit: http://stopbullying.gov Pacer National Bullying Prevention...

Duration:00:41:34

The Importance of Community

8/5/2018
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Studies have shown that having a sense of community can actually increase your happiness level. I talk about finding your peeps - your community - both online and in real life. What does community mean to you? Email me at Laura@ThePeaceful.life to tell me your story. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen...

Duration:00:11:39

Inner and Outer Peace - with Susan Madden

7/29/2018
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I speak with Susan Madden, a woman dedicated to spreading inner and outer peace in our community, and in the world. Susan is a certified meditation instructor, labyrinth facilitator, founder of the non-profit Be The Power of One, and creator of the Yosemite Peace Symposium. The Yosemite Peace Symposium will take place October 26 & 27 near Yosemite National Park. For more information go to YosemitePeace.com. Our listeners get $10 off registration by entering discount code PCFL10. For the...

Duration:00:26:17

On Diana

7/22/2018
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Princess Diana fulfilled our expectations of being the perfect fairy tale hero. I talk about how she found her voice, revealed her flaws, and discovered ultimate peace in her own life. We can all learn the lessons of love and peace from this fantastic fable of a beautiful person. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever...

Duration:00:15:45

Extreme Happiness Visualization

7/15/2018
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This visualization/relaxation will take you back to a time and place when you’ve experienced pure and total happiness, and guide you through storing that so you can recall the feeling at any time. Before you start, put yourself into a position where you are relaxed and comfortable, with no distractions. Please do not listen to this episode while driving a vehicle or operating dangerous machinery! It is designed to take you into a state of relaxation. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast...

Duration:00:07:38

Communicating with Animals - with Karen Anderson

7/8/2018
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Haven’t you always wondered what your pets are thinking? Why haven’t we devised a system to communicate with animals, yet? I have an intriguing conversation with Karen Anderson, former law enforcement officer turned pet psychic, medium, and animal communicator! Listen to the fascinating tale of how she found her talent, how she communicates with animals, and what they have to say. Karen’s Books: Hear All Creatures! The Journey of an Animal Communicator The Amazing Afterlife of Animals:...

Duration:00:31:14

Making Peace with Money

7/1/2018
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Money is the #1 stressor in both relationships and in life! In this episode, I cover the basic strategies that I used to get from bankruptcy to building a comfortable, rich life — no matter what my income. Other related episodes: Episode 3: Simplifying your Life Episode 6: What People Think of You Episode 24: When is Perfect? Recommended book: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration,...

Duration:00:20:32

Podcasts I Love

6/24/2018
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Podcasts play a big role in my life and are a part of my daily entertainment and education. In a little diversion from my topic of peace, I discuss all the shows that I listen to, how I (simply) started my show, and how you, too, can podcast - if you want to. Podcasts mentioned in this show: The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio - Dragnet, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Rocky Fortune Stuff You Should Know - Various topics / How Stuff Works Serial - One crime a season / This American...

Duration:00:23:27

A Family on the Road - with Ricky Shetty

6/17/2018
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Father’s Day Peaceful Profile: Ricky Shetty is an entrepreneur, blogger, and life-long travel enthusiast. He and his wife did what many of us just dream about: picking up and living life on the road. Or in the air! Or on a bus! I talk with Ricky about his nomadic life with his wife and three children, his relationships, the challenges, and finding peace. For more information about Ricky Shetty, visit DaddyBlogger.com. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories,...

Duration:00:22:46

Happiness for Sale

6/10/2018
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Every day we encounter pitches for life coaches, empowerment seminars, and get rich quick schemes. Can you really buy the roadmap to success? In this episode, I’ll reveal the Big Secret that all those happiness hucksters are trying to sell you. Enjoy! ____ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For show...

Duration:00:11:17

Sharing our World with Animals - with Michael Howie

6/3/2018
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A conversation with wildlife advocate Michael Howie, about sharing our world with animals. We cover controversial animal issues including big game hunting, radical rescue, and zoos, as well as the best ways to be an animal ally online and off. Michael Howie is the host of Defender Radio, a podcast for animal lovers and and wildlife advocacy. A production of TheFurBearers.com. ____ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to...

Duration:00:36:40

Mindful Eating Affirmations - All-Inclusive

5/30/2018
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BONUS episode: Food is your life source. It is nourishing and entertaining. This is a set of mindful eating affirmations that you may use before your meals. It is all-inclusive, no matter what or how you eat. Choose which resonate with you, or use them all. ____ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For...

Duration:00:06:57

The “V” Word Part 2 - with Pamela DeRitis

5/27/2018
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A conversation with actress and YouTuber Pamela DeRitis on the path to going vegan, how people react to it, and the ups and downs of eating differently. Pamela’s Website: PamelaDeRitis.com Pamela’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/pderitis Have questions about veganism? Feel free to email me at Laura@ThePeaceful.life. Love the show? Tell a friend! To provide more support, help me offset some of my expenses by donating. One time donation, PAYPAL Laura@thepeaceful.life Monthly...

Duration:00:22:37

The”V” Word

5/20/2018
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What if someone told you that you could magically drop weight, feel great, have more energy, and look younger–with no side effects? Well that’s what happened to me when I went…shhhh...the V-word. No, I won’t try to convert you. I just tell my story about how a meat-eating midwest girl went from carnivore to herbivore. Special guest voice: Christopher Gronland from Not About Lumberjacks- a fun podcast with short stories written and produced by Christopher. Discussed in this...

Duration:00:15:13

Listener Mail #2 - Magic!

5/13/2018
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Listener Mail #2 - I read listener feedback with amazing stories about Magic in their lives! You’ll want to tune in to this one. The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

Duration:00:10:25

Why Not? A Practical way to Live your Dreams

5/6/2018
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Most of us have dreams, wishes, ideas, of what we want to do but somehow never achieve them. Maybe “life” gets in the way, maybe you tell yourself you can’t. I tell you my Big Secret, how I’ve lived a fulfilled life, and guide you though a practical approach to overcome those inner voices that say you can’t. You CAN and you WILL! ____ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google...

Duration:00:18:11