Health & Nutrition

COVID-19 Series: Part 7

For our last episode of our COVID-19: Perspective Series, Nurse Akal joins us. Akal is a seasoned yoga practitioner, kundalini instructor and mother of two. As we speak, Akal is working as a nurse on the front lines helping Covid-19 patients during their time of need, and like many healthcare professionals, this pandemic has given her a renewed sense of purpose. This shift from doubt to certainty has confirmed that she is exactly where she is supposed to be: in the role of what she now calls “service leadership.” Join us to hear more of this modern-day hero’s story.

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COVID-19 Series: Part 5

Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Ryan Monahan discusses the ways in which Eastern medicine takes a different approach to Western medicine by looking at how eastern and functional medicine practices don’t “treat” diseases but “treat” the person and how there isn’t a focus on fixing symptoms but getting to the root cause. He explains the connection between us and nature and how stress (real or perceived) affects the body. Dr. Monahan touches on the chaos of our current world, but says that within chaos exists all possibilities.

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COVID-19 Series: Part 2

Dr. Stephanie, a Critical Care Pulmonologist who works in Portland, Oregon, shares with us what her and her team have been experiencing over the last few months from when they first started to hear about the virus back in December 2019, to the care they are providing today. This is an episode filled with HOPE and POSITIVITY, as she believes that this crisis is making us all realize the importance of community. This is a very special look into the inner workings of today’s hospitals and how our healthcare system is fighting COVID-19.

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Spritual Guide for Surviving Quarantine

This week we are bringing you our go to Spiritual Guide for Surviving Quarantine with three of our favorite ladies – Mama Medicine aka Deborah Hanekamp, Feng Shui expert Meghan Wallace James, and Crystal Queen Colleen McCann. This episode is FILLED with practical tips and tricks that we can use right now to help us spiritually survive this COVID-19 quarantine.

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We All Need Some Meditation Right Now

After several years in a high-pressure position in the music industry, Megan Monahan went in search of a life with more balance – heading south to the coastal retreat of San Diego. Away from the urban sprawl, Megan was able to destress and immerse herself in her own healing at the Chopra Center of Wellbeing. Megan is the author of Don’t Hate, Meditate and we are so lucky to have her with us at The DEN for a light hearted conversation about meditation, forgiveness, and finding inner calm.

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Living at a Higher Vibration

Spiritual writer, certified spiritual practitioner, and founder of Vibrate Higher Daily, Lalah Delia, opens up and shares her story of making a conscious shift from showing up without power in relationships to breaking out of the cycle of abuse. Once she realized that she needed to have her own needs met before she could share herself with others, then, and only then, could she take a step on the ladder toward self-actualization. Her fascinating journey reminds us of our shared humanity as so many of us struggle to recognize our own self worth or have the courage to stand in our power.

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Learn to Love Your Body

Embody Love Movement is a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Melody Moore is doing incredible work and shares with us her own personal struggles with body image, her traumatic childhood, how yoga came into her life, and the importance of pausing and taking a deep breath. She even opens up deeply about her affair and the importance of learning how to forgive yourself. Dr. Moore is relatable and a wealth of knowledge and we feel so lucky to have her as a guest on DENtalks.

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Lessons from a Mindful Millennial

This week we sit down with one of our very own DEN teachers, Laurasia Mattingly. She shares with us how the loss of her mother unconsciously lead her down a path of reckless behavior and self numbing and how discovering meditation and mindfulness brought awareness to what she was doing so she could begin the healing process. If you’re looking for ideas on how to manifest and practice gratitude in the midst of personal struggles, or even just hear more insight from one of your favorite DEN instructors, then this is a great episode for you!

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Lisa’s Thirty Life Crisis

For anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, or OCD – this episode is proof that you are not alone. Youtuber and author of Thirty Life Crisis, Lisa Schwartz aka Lisbug, is very vulnerable with us as she dives into her experience with anxiety and OCD, healing childhood wounds, the key role relationships played in her finally getting help, how finding a therapist is like dating, and the many ways she’s learned to deal with her anxiety including using a mantra! She even shares advice on how to support someone who is suffering with anxiety, OCD, or depression.

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All the Astrological Details

Rose Theodora discusses the level of responsibility involved in giving an individual a reading, why strategy and knowing the basic formula is consequential, as well as the importance of practicing discernment. We also get into the difference between fortune telling and deriving information, the effects of being born during a lunar or solar eclipse (talk about magnetic), how being born a twin affects your chart, and all the nuances of chart reading! Rose even shares how your choices of food, the clothes you wear, and your favorite colors all are impacted by the arrangement of the planets in your chart!

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