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#126 - Tyler Tomasello - Photojournalist, Ultra Runner Talks Coaching Female Ultra Runners in Afghanistan

Tyler Tomasello has lived a couple lives in his time on this planet. At a young age, he was a professional snowboard competitor. After his competitive days were done he turned to Ultra Running and has competed in races around the world. A few years ago he picked up his camera and has been exploring the world of photojournalism ever since. He has combined his love of nature, people, and the outdoors into his work. He often tells the stories of the people who are normally missed by mainstream...


#125 - Samantha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen of Badassery Magazine - Empowering Women Globally in Business

Samantha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen co-founded Badassery Magazine and co-host the Badassery Podcast. Both Parker and Rasmussen are ridiculously passionate about living a life of true Badassery, by definition, rendering all onlookers as awestruck. The two women started Badassery Magazine as more than just a magazine, creating a global community of female entrepreneurs who live boldly, with passion-filled lives. Badassery has been featured on NowThis, The Daily Vee, Bold TV, and numerous...


#124 - Donna Cameron - On A Year of Living Kindly and Why Kindness Matters More Than Ever

Donna Cameron has spent her career working with nonprofit organizations and causes—as an executive, consultant, trainer, and volunteer. She has seen kindness in action and been awed by its power to transform. When she committed to a year of living kindly she considered herself a reasonably nice person (with occasional lapses into bitchiness), but she knew that true kindness was a step above—and over the course of that year, she learned that it takes practice, patience, and understanding . ....


#123 - Danielle Arsenault - Raw Food Chef - Talking The Plant Paradox, Incorporating Raw Foods into Your Diet, and Overall Health on a Plant Based Diet

Danielle Arsenault is a passionate Raw Food Chef and Educator. She has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drama Education and a post-grad degree from the Masters of Teaching Program both from the University of Calgary, a Living Foods Lifestyle Education Certification from the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico, a Raw Food Educator Certificate from the Raw Foundation Culinary Arts Institute in Vancouver, a certificate in Permaculture Design from Sadhana Forest in Haiti and is also...


#122 - Anne Champagne - Making Obstacle Racing History as the First Woman to Outright Win a Spartan Ultra Beast

When Anne Champagne crossed the finish line at the Spartan Stoneham Ultra Beast she made history. Not only did Champagne win the race for women she beat all the men by over 45 minutes. I checked with Spartan HQ to confirm my suspicion that Anne was the first woman in the race company history to outright win an Ultra Beast. Spartan confirmed that she was the first women to ever accomplish this feat and that only one other time in the companies history had a woman outright won a Spartan of any...


#121 - Roshi Joan Halifax - Talking about Edge States, Buddhism, Compassion, Living in Service to Others and Ourselves, and her latest book

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions and medical centers around the world. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, was an Honorary...


#120 - Alexandra Walker - Full Tim Working Mother and Top Obstacle Course Racer Talks about Balancing a Family, Career, Racing, and Keeping it Fun

Alexandra Walker is a 33-year-old mother and top obstacle racing athlete. She currently lives in San Antonio Texas with my training partner/pit crew who is 11 (her son). During the week she is a Dental Hygienist, saving teeth one day at a time on the weekend she is chasing podiums around the country. Walker was born and raised in South American moved to Texas right before high school. Played all sports but mainly equestrian. On the podcast, we talk about growing up in multiple countries...


#119 - Sue Kerber of Rad Soap Company - Founding a Soap Empire from the Farmers Market to Whole Foods and Universal

It all began in a small kitchen fueled by a mother’s love where the founder, Sue Kerber searched for something natural to relieve her son’s eczema. In early 2009, she turned her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for blending natural ingredients into what is today known as the Rad Soap Co. From that point forward Sue and her family developed a unique and top secret proprietary process for creating their handcrafted batches of soap. The process includes suspending the soap in a glycerin...


#118 - Amber Magnolia Hill of Mythic Medicine and Medicine Stories Podcast

Amber is a mom, herbalist, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in Northern California. Her work focuses on the myth and magic of herbal medicine, recent genealogy and deep ancestry, psychedelic healing, conscious dying and natural death care, birth, motherhood, and women’s wellness. She and her husband Owen create small batch, seasonal medicines from plants either organically grown in their garden or mindfully wildcrafted in the Sierra for her company called Mythic Medicine. Her ...


#117 - Lindsay Webster - Chatting About India, Nepal, and her and Ryan Atkins new place in the Adirondacks.

Lindsay Webster is back on the podcast for a second episode! Lindsay is the leading obstacle racing female in the world. She won the Spartan Race World Championships and OCR World Championships in 2017. In the past year, she was a finalist for OCR Humanitarian of the Year for her work with Back to Back Ministeries in India. She and her husband (Ryan Atkins) traveled to Nepal and visited Everest Base Camp. On the podcast, we chat about their new house in the Adirondacks, food, and seasonal...


#116 - Carli Jo - Cannabis Sensuality Coach - Connecting Women with their Sensual Self through Cannabis and Jade Egg Practices

As a Sensuality Coach, Cannabis Feminist Consultant and certified Aerial Yoga Instructor, Carli Jo combines the sacred & ancient healing benefits of the jade egg, guided meditations, pleasure rituals & cannabis to help women connect to their authentic sexuality. Through movement, sounding and breath work Carli Jo helps women release stagnant energy from the body while integrating more love and compassion. She believes fully expressed sexuality is the most potent fuel for living one's most...


Update Episode - Andi Hardy - Talking All About Balance

Back in May, I caught up with our very first guest on the podcast Andi Hardy! She stayed over at my house and we decided to sit down and catch up on life with the audio recorder on talking all about life, balance, and more. Until now it's been for Patreon Patrons only but now it's available to everyone and the first update show. No idea how many we will do but it's a stripped down chat. I hope you enjoy! Show Supported by: Four Sigmatic - http://www.foursigmatic.com Use code: DIYS to...


#115 - Erin Broadfoot - Little Beasts Brewing talks Brewing Craft Beer and Obstacle Course Racing

Erin Broadfoot the co-founder and co-owner of Little Beasts Brewing in Whitby, Ontario. A 10hL brewery that produces craft beer. They brew a variety of hoppy ales and saisons and pride themselves on consistency and quality. A strong understanding of microbiology and chemistry has really helped me in my brewing career. This is a second career for Broadfoot, she was an ND that focused on gynecology and obstetrics previously. She began brewing professionally in 2014 and subsequently won a...


#114 - Michelle Johnson on Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World

Michelle Cassandra Johnson, the recent author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. Michelle is a yoga teacher, social justice activist, a licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer. She approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment, and integration. With a deep understanding of trauma and the impact that it has on the mind, body, spirit, and heart, much of her work focuses on helping people better understand...


#113 - Kara Lubin Founder of The 100 Mile Club Inspiring Kids to Get Active since 1992

Kara Lubin, a 4th generation public school teacher and special education specialist. started the 100 Mile Club® in 1992 with 15 kids and one idea: run 100 miles and earn a gold medal. What Kara didn’t realize, however, was that she was starting a national movement…literally! This year alone, her national nonprofit organization, the 100 Mile Club, will reach 1.2 million students in over 4,700 schools spanning all 50 states and internationally. Special for Dirt in Your Skirt Listeners If...


#112 - Mean Mugs Pottery Creating Modern Heirlooms

Over two years ago Judy Nelson and Jessica Thesing created Mean Mugs Pottery. The two met while teaching pottery and both were looking for a new venture. Mean Mugs Pottery are making modern heirlooms through the process of traditional pottery making. I have been working with them for the last two months to create the Dirt in Your Skirt Mugs. We showcased their story on this week's podcast. Mugs available now: http://shop.dirtinyourskirt.com More about the Mugs:...


#111 - Lizzie Post - Exploring Etiquette in the 21st Century, Running the Emily Post Institute and Awesome Etiquette Podcast

Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 19edition as well as Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette 6 edition, and The Etiquette Advantage in Business 3 edition. She is a co-president of the Emily Post Institute as well as a co-host of the Awesome Etiquette podcast, a weekly Q&A show that explores the topic of etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect, and honesty. Lizzie joins the podcast this week to talk about the importance...


#110 - Christian Griffith - Run2Heal - Running 3000 Miles Changing the Story of Child Sexual Abuse

Christian Griffith joins the podcast as our fourth male guest. He is currently on the road in Colorado running across the country on a mission called Run2Heal. He is changing the narratives around child sexual abuse running and speaking across the country. Christian is a survivor himself of child sexual abuse from both his mother and men. During the episode, Christian goes into the staggering numbers of those that are sexually abused as children. I have known Christian since 2012 or 2013...


#109 - Leanne Vogel - Talks about the Ketogenic Diet on the Road, Eating with the Seasons, Sugar Alcohols, and Her Book Tour For The Keto Diet Book

Leanne Vogel is back on the podcast this week! Leanne was last on the podcast (Episode 30) talking all about her book The Keto Diet, and Keto for women. Since recording with her she and her husband have moved out of their house and into a large RV. We caught up with her while she was in Ohio and about to head out on her second book tour. In this episode, we chat about maintaining Keto for the long haul. Where fruit can fit into a keto diet, if at all. We chat about some of the challenges of...


#108 - Natalie Ross of Dream Freedom Beauty Talking About Self-Care, Following Your Path, and the Importance of Mentors

Natalie Ross helps lightworkers and shadow hunters to align with their truth and embody their magic and medicine. Her podcasts, Dream Freedom Beauty and Self Care Club, are a wake-up call from the Universe for people who have spent years trying in vain to fit in and conform to the status quo. Natalie helps her people to know that they're not crazy, no matter how much it feels like their lives are falling apart. She helps people understand that they're ditching their old programming to...