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Natural Living Family Podcast
7 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Five Ways to Reach Your Health Goal with Orange Essential Oil
Primarily because of its rich d-limonene content (more on that to come), orange oil is truly one of the most versatile and cost-effective essential oils on the market. Just look at these five ways that orange oil can be used therapeutically. 1. Fight Cancer 2. Improve Cognitive Function 3. Relieve Anxiety CITRUS LOVER’S ANXIETY INHALER RECIPE 4. Reduce Joint Pain 5. Ward Off Harmful Microbes Learn more and get the bonus inhaler recipe in this amazing episode!
61 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
WE’RE BACK: SO EXCITED TO BE RECORDING AGAIN
It’s been a long couple of months since our last podcast, but we’re excited to announce that we are back! Why were we gone for so long? Well, our family faced a series of crises that lead to challenges, stress, and a complete hold on all our projects. And that was all before COVID hit! We learned a lot of crucial lessons during this period and are excited to share them with you. In this podcast, you’ll learn how we faced these difficulties – poorly at first. But then, with patience, God’s grace, and a whole lot of prayer, we worked on making things right. What we learned helped us to grow and prepared us for the challenges that came with COVID. Join us to learn how we maintained hope and why we believe we were all born for such a time as this! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Catching up with the Z’s and our family news! (1:35) Why we stopped the podcast: floods, floods, and more floods (7:01) The next big crisis… (17:02) And then there was COVID (23:18) What we did to weather our crises (33:27) You’re stronger than you think & remember whom you are battling (37:51) More lessons from Mama Z (47:16) Final thoughts (53:03) Closing prayer and episode wrap (57:52)
56 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
Suicide Prevention & Managing the Overwhelm
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with licensed counselor Brandon Browne, you will be EMPOWERED with hope, peace and the tips you need to navigate through overwhelm. Specializing in PTSD counseling, Brandon will share tips on how to successfully manage suicidal thoughts and the mental anguish related to traumatic situations and crises like COVID-19. TRUTH: you have the mental & emotional strength to overcome all adversity and this interview will help you tap into that power! We end today's episode with a heartfelt prayer for all suffering during this pandemic. And, please don't forget, God created humans to function with each other in community. If you or someone you know struggles with suicidal thoughts or tendencies, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night 24/7, or go online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Along with his wife Brittany, Brandon Browne has been leading the charge toward integrative health care in the metro-Atlanta area through their practice: Mind & Body Christian Health Group. Having a heart for ministry and healthcare, they felt called to combine these two passions so that they could help others find Hope and Restoration for whatever they are facing through the Gospel and the expertise of evidenced based therapies that align with the Word of God. Partnering with local schools and churches, the Brownes (and their team of providers) speak frequently about anxiety, depression, marriage and family dynamics, parenting, physical health, and spiritual development. Learn more at https://www.mindandbodygroup.com.
53 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Preventing PTSD & Managing it in a Healthy Way.
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with Frank Ritz, you will be empowered with tips and strategies on how to prevent PTSD from ever settling in your mind and soul. You will learn what signs and symptoms to look for and the first thing to do when tragedy hits. The Biblical insights you will gain from this show can transform your life and free you from a life of suffering so please share with your loved ones! Frank is first a follower of Christ, a husband and a father. He also is a 10-year veteran of the US Army, where he studied to become a Physician Assistant. He is a PTSD survivor and has help many people on their road to recover and enjoying the abundant life that Christ promises us!
46 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
How a Small Business Owner is Making a BIG Difference
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with Stephen Ezell, you will be empowered with faith-based pivoting strategy to help secure your business tips to maintain conscious capitalism and consumerism during hard times. You will also learn about "greenwashing" and how to protect your family. There are a few people in the world who get different results than others, because they tend to ask different questions. That would aptly describe Stephen Ezell, the CEO of MyGreenFills and Founder/CEO of MemberBox. A passionate entrepreneur, philanthropist, and sustainable living enthusiast. Through some divinely orchestrated events in 2012, he invested in a little soap company in Michigan and today, environmentally friendly cleaning and laundry products are shipping to over 40,000 homes every month. Learn more at https://mygreenfills.com
33 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Successfully Manage Fear, Anxiety & Social Isolation
Coronavirus Support Series - During this interview with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, you will be empowered with the art of asking for help, strategies on helping protect yourself on social media, and the science behind "sacred rest." Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith empowers leaders and teams to thrive. She is a Good Housekeeping Top 100 Medical Expert, Best-Selling Author, Corporate Trainer, Professional Coach, Board-Certified Physician, CDC Wellness Series Speaker, & TEDx Speaker. Dr. Dalton-Smith is an international wellness expert featured in numerous media outlets including Prevention, MSNBC, Women's Day, FOX, and Redbook. She has been featured in 2019 in Fast Company, Psychology Today and as a guest on Dr. Oz show. She is the author of numerous books including her new book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, including ground-breaking insight on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness, overcome burnout, and live your best life. Over 90,000 people have discovered their personal rest deficits using her free assessment at RestQuiz.com. Learn more at https://IChooseMyBestLife.com.
57 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Keys to Staying Motivated and Productive
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with Tasha Smith, you will be empowered with keys to working from home "when everyone is home," tips to quick-start on online business, how to talk to (potential) customers without seeming opportunistic, a proven strategy to "close sales" online regardless of the business that you're in, and more! Tasha Smith, Founder of Emerge Sales Training, is a business coach, speaker, and author. With over 19 years of experience in sales and leadership, she is the author of Customer First: Create more Impact and Income With Your Network Marketing Business (Without Being High-Pressure or “Salesy”). Over the past 4 years, she and her team have trained and coached over 8000 network marketing clients to create thriving teams and businesses full of confidence, profit AND joy. One of Tasha’s clients describes it best when she said, “Tasha has a HUGE HEART and she and her team are pulling for students every step of the way”.
50 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Parents' Guide to Thriving in a New Home Environment
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with Dr. Ryan Wohlfert, you will be empowered with the four pillars of a healthy, positive and fruitful mindset. You will learn how to THRIVE in a new environment as well as sage advice from the ancient parable about the farmer and the neighbor. Dr. Ryan Wohlfert is a highly specialized healthcare practitioner who has helped thousands of patients elevate their health and energy at his multiple chiropractic, nutrition, and wellness clinics. He’s the co-creator and host of the Superhuman Brain Masterclass, bringing together the world's top neuroscientists, brain researchers, and doctors to uncover proven solutions to upgrade the brain to high energy and performance. To date, it has reached 100,000+ people worldwide. He also founded Total Health Spine & Nutrition and UpgradedParents.com to help people eliminate dependence on drugs and medications, and upgrade their brain for maximum energy, performance, and longevity. Learn more at https://www.totalhealthspine.com
37 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Online Business Tips & Pivoting Strategies
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with JJ Flizanes, you will be empowered with tips on how to start a get up and go morning routine, how to monetize your skillsets online and you will learn about the Law of Attraction along with momentum & pivoting strategies to THRIVE during this season of uncertainty. JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcast including People’s Choice Awards nominee Spirit, Purpose and Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, a best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame. Named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine, JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, and Women's Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, the CW and KTLA. Grab a free copy of the Invisible Fitness Formula at jjflizanes.com/book.
58 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Week #2 Check-In w/ Dr. Z & Wendy Myers
Coronavirus Support Series - welcome to week #2! In this episode, hosts Dr. Eric Zielinski & Wendy Myers discuss important COVID-19 global updates, and highlight some of their favorite tips and insights from the experts they've interviewed for the podcast.
32 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
As if it Weren't Hard Enough...Now This?!?
Coronavirus Support Series - during this episode with Dr. Debi Silber, you will be empowered with tips on how to manage anger and betrayal as well as respecting and putting up personal boundaries. You will learn about the Love vs. Hate Principle, "Yes & No Confusion," and that NOW is the time to reconcile broken relationships. We also cover triaging stress to prioritize your immediate need and how to successful manage toxic thoughts, people and situations. Dr. Debi Silber is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert and the author of the 1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis. Her recent PhD study on how we experience betrayal made 3 groundbreaking discoveries that changes how long it takes to heal. In addition to being a two time TEDx speaker, a guest on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show and more, she’s an award winning speaker, coach and author dedicated to helping people move past their betrayals…once and for all. Get plugged in at https://pbtinstitute.com.
31 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Homesteading Tips for Everyone Practicing Social Distancing
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with Jill Winger, you will be empowered with tips on how to practice being in "the moment," fall in love with home again, must-have pantry items, garden hacks for everyone (even if you live in a one-bedroom apartment!), and a fun "shop at home" exercise. Jill Winger is the founder of the Prairie Homestead, a lifestyle blog with over 500K FB followers, and millions of visitors each year. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook in 2019 (The Prairie Homestead Cookbook) and hosts a top-rated podcast (The Old-Fashioned on Purpose Podcast). She has been featured in People magazine, The Epoch Times, Woman's World, and Country Living Magazine. Check her out at https://www.theprairiehomestead.com.
52 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Transforming to a New, Better You During Times of Crisis
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with Shanna Lee, you will be empowered with tips on how to process anger & other emotions in a healthy way, find that reason to "put your make-up on," and will explore the anatomy of transformation to help you build you career and life in alignment with who you are meant to be in life! Shanna Lee is an Intuitive Healer and Business Catalyst who is soulfully dedicated to coaching and mentoring you in raising your frequency and manifesting. Pick up her book, The Soul Frequency, on Amazon and tune in to her podcast The Soul Frequency Episode. Get plugged in at https://thesoulfrequency.com/.
57 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Quick Tips to Circuit Break Stress & Guided Meditation
Coronavirus Support Series - during this interview with Dr. Heidi Hanna, you will be empowered with stress mastery tips & strategies, 3 steps to processing overwhelm, how to practice self-compassion (without guilt!), self-care for virtual first responders and we end with a faith-friendly guided meditation. Dr. Heidi Hanna is the Chief Energy Officer of Synergy Brain Fitness, a company providing brain-based health and performance programs to individuals and organizations, a Founding Partner of the Academy for Brain Health and Performance and a Fellow and Advisory Board Member for the American Institute of Stress. She is a NY Times bestselling author of several books, including The Sharp Solution, Stressaholic, and Recharge. You can download her Recharge Tool Kit at http://rechargetoolkit.com.
44 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Coronavirus Support Series: Welcome to Our First Show!
Dr. Eric Zielinski & Wendy Myers team up for the first episode of The Coronavirus Support Series, a “virtual first responder” initiative that will help answer the most pressing, practical needs everyone has regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and how to best navigate the current state of affairs in our daily lives, businesses, and social interactions. We have mobilized experts in a variety of disciplines to help you THRIVE, not just thrive during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond as we adjust to a new “normal.” On today's podcast you will learn: What is the Coronavirus Support Series? Practical information and solutions on how to navigate work, relationships, and obligations during the outbreak. How to be prepared and stay positive during this pandemic.
7 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Can EOs Be Used for Infertility?
So, let’s talk about how essential oils can be used for infertility. I’ve had women, desperate for help, ask me about how to use essential oils to increase their odds of conceiving and avoiding miscarriage, and I’m always at a loss for a definitive answer because the research is so quiet in this area. What really confuses people is that if you search “essential oils for infertility” online, you’ll get 2.5 million hits on Google (up from 536,000 at the time I wrote my first book, two ago) linking you to articles that offer all sorts of infertility solutions using essential oils. Let me be the one to burst the bubble here: Most of the so-called fertility blends and lists of oils you see out there in the blogosphere are nonsense. There is absolutely no scientific evidence suggesting that they really work. What we do know is that stress, diet, comorbidities (other health issues), prescription drugs, prior use of birth control, and a number of other factors can play a role in the fertility of both partners. We also know that oxidative stress is a leading cause of male infertility and antioxidative supplementation (including essential oils) can produces an improvement in sperm motility (how well the sperm are able to move). Whatever course you choose, never lose hope. Keep trying different options, and I pray that you find the answer that you’re looking for! Just do me a favor and keep me posted. I always love to read the “medical miracles” that flow through my inbox telling me how essential oils have changed people’s lives!
5 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Skin Healing Serum
So, let’s talk about… Mama Z’s Skin Healing Serum For decades, Sabrina's dad has battled melanoma on his head and has also recently developed precancerous lesions on his arms and hands. During his most recent bout with skin cancer, he showed her the cream his doctor prescribed. One of its side effects was cancer! Isn’t that crazy?? I still can’t get over the insanity behind an anti–skin cancer cream prescribed by a medical doctor that can cause cancer in other parts of the body. Her dad had been applying this cream on his skin for months after having several tumors removed. Unfortunately, this approach didn’t really help at all. In fact, the skin began to scale and resembled a candida infection. Mama Z asked him if he wanted to be healed and he said, “Of course!” She asked him if he’d be willing to try her favorite DIY anti-aging skin cream and he said yes, but only if he could finish off the prescription stuff he was using. I said, “Fair enough,” and went to work. She ended up making her dad two varieties of her anti-aging cream for him to try: one with lavender oil only and another with a blend of lavender, tea tree, and frankincense. He used both her cream and the prescription stuff for a short time and ended up using my concoctions alone. From what we can tell, the precancerous lesions were not a sign of a candida infection and they simply disappeared and didn’t progress to melanoma. Within six weeks, his hands and arms were completely clear, and now he’s a believer in the power of DIY with essential oils! Praise God!
68 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Giving the Gift of Health This Holiday Season
At Christmastime, people often give gifts that are not-so-healthy and we want to empower you to give the gift of health instead! Just think about it: loads of sugar (tasty treats) and lots of chemicals (smelly body care & perfumes) are just the tip of the iceberg. This year, join us in starting a NEW tradition and let’s bless the people around us with healthy gifts that will truly be appreciated! In today’s episode, we’ll explore the best gifting options to fit any budget. Whether it be a DIY gift that you pour your heart into, healthy events that you can do together, or simple gifts like an essential oil, we have you covered. We’ll even tell you how to figure out what to give, and how to put it together super fancy! We’ll also share lots of recipes and other ideas to bless loved ones and the people with natural gifts that help them share in the abundant life this holiday season. Join us to get your holiday gifting started! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Diffuser reveal, testimonial time & topic introduction (3:06) Why give the gift of health? (9:37) Healthy gift-giving tips and ideas (16:32) DIY gifts & recipes (25:46) DIY toothpaste gifts & recipes(33:15) More DIY gifting tips (37:43) Gifting single essential oils (49:06) The gifts of the magi (1:00:21) Natural living tip and episode wrap (1:05:25)
6 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: The Power of Scent and Managing Your Weight
So, let’s talk about how essential oils can help you reach your weight-loss goals. Trust me, it’s not hocus-pocus. There is an entire branch of science that validates why essential oils “work.” Scent can communicate to your body that it’s time to burn fat. According to one study, “Olfactory stimulation with scent of grapefruit oil excites the sympathetic nerve innervating the white adipose [fat] tissue. It [the scent] can also reduce appetite and body weight.” Pretty cool, huh? But let’s go a little deeper. Inhaling volatile organic compounds has a direct effect not just on your body but also on your brain. That’s because these compounds affect the limbic system of your brain (aka your primal brain) that controls emotions, mood, and memory. This explains why certain scents can be associated with certain memories and can even trigger post-traumatic stress. Here’s how it works: When you smell a rose, for example, the volatile organic compounds in the rose oil dissolve in the mucous lining on the roof of your nasal cavity and stimulate olfactory receptors. Sensory neurons carry signals from your receptors to your brain’s olfactory bulb, which filters and then processes the input signals of the rose scent. Next, mitral cells carry output signals to the olfactory cortex, which allows you to perceive and recognize the rose scent. This system is amazingly complex, but even more amazing is that it happens within an instant. The Limbic Brain and Weight Management What role does the limbic brain play in weight management? In simple terms, the scents of various essential oils impact your brain’s responses. A response to grapefruit oil can decrease your appetite and even stimulate fat breakdown. Orange oil can help alleviate depression, making you less likely to reach for (junk) food to cheer you up. Peppermint oil boosts your energy level by relaxing bronchial smooth muscles, thereby expanding your lung capacity so you can breathe in more oxygen. The result is that your cells burn fat more efficiently.
69 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Holiday Hospitality: Tips from a Professional Host
Showing holiday hospitality, especially at this time of year, is a great way to serve and show your love for others. However, for some of us, hosting holiday events can be intimidating, stressful or downright scary -but it doesn’t need to be! If you don’t know how to get started, we’re here to help make it easy. In this week’s podcast, we will provide expert tips from Mama Z’s years of experience as a “hospitality pro.” Tune in to learn everything you need to know to host a smooth function, from planning to clean up. And if you’re attending an event and don’t know what to do, we have tips for you as well. From what to bring to a potluck, to setting the mood when hosting, we have it all covered so you can have a blessed and joyous holiday season with those you love! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Topic introduction, diffuser reveal, book news & an announcement! (2:28) Your reviews (7:08) A system for holiday hospitality (11:01) Why holiday hospitality is important (20:48) Advice for those who are uncomfortable hosting (26:32) What to bring to a potluck & what you get out of hosting (29:13) How to get things ready for your event (36:30) Planning recipes & to-go items (42:11) Making time for prayer and more on potlucks (48:51) Timing your meal and setting the mood (57:32) Mama Z’s final holiday hospitality tip (1:03:05) Natural living tip and episode wrap (1:05:30)
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