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Roots to Roam
31 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
Cat answers some interesting and frequently asked questions about veganism!
29 minutes | May 16, 2018
Surrender: A Story About Letting go and Embracing the Higher Self
Cat is back from a month in Mexico where she discovered some pretty big life lessons, notably about the concept of Surrender. In this episode, Cat talks about surrender in Yoga but more importantly, surrender IRL, where all change, alignment, and intuition are born. Tune in now for this vulnerable, exploratory, and inspiring conversation about surrendering to Self.
39 minutes | May 12, 2018
Fast Fashion and Ethical Shopping
In this solo episode, Cat talks about her recent re-discovery of the horrors of fast fashion and takes a pledge to shop ethically and mindfully. Tune in for some quick facts and some inspiration to kickstart your own ethical shopping journey!
28 minutes | May 2, 2018
Self-Leadership, Goal Setting, and Personal Growth with Katie Wilkinson
Katie Wilkinson is a Self-Leadership Coach and Facilitator with almost a decade of leadership experience around the world including in Australia, Canada, South Africa, the US. She has worked on Leadership Development initiatives for major brands like Lululemon and Philz Coffee and where she helps leaders rise into their power. Katie also happens to be one of Cat's best friends (since freshman year in high school!) and the two get together for this episode of Roots to Roam to talk about personal leadership and accountability, goal setting, and alignment with personal values. This informative episode has all the tools you need to get started on discovering alignment. Tune in now! To learn more about Katie, you can find her on Instagram: @katiemaewilk Or on her website where you can grab a free goal-setting tool: www.katiewilkinson.co
55 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Building a Lifestyle Business, Entrepreneurship, and Serving the World With John Clarke
Get ready for a really special episode... this week Cat chats with John Clarke, aka her husband! John is a therapist turned digital marketing pro and entrepreneur whose main mission in life is to serve others. He talks about the tough decisions he's had to make in the journey towards entrepreneurship and the rewards he has reaped along the way. The pair also talk about living in Mexico, living a life of service, and building businesses in alignment with your values. This episode is packed with valuable advice about life, business, and personal change. Tune in now! To learn more about John, you can find him at: Private Practice Workshop as mentioned on the show or Unconditional Media for digital marketing services.
39 minutes | Apr 19, 2018
Starting a Zero Waste Journey: Part 3 - Tulum, Mexico
This is the third part of Cat's Zero Waste Journey story - this time reporting live from Tulum, Mexico, where Cat and her husband are living for the month. Tune in to see how zero waste is going (or not) in another country and what lessons we can all learn about our consumption and waste from places like Mexico. Tune in now! And spread the love by subscribing and sharing with your friends <3 #zerowaste #tulum
39 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
Starting a Zero Waste Journey: Part 2
This episode is Part 2, a continuation from last weeks episode where Cat shares the beginning of her journey towards zero waste. Last week she talked about why she is making a change, and in this episode Cat talks about how she plans on making it happen. Tune in to learn about Cat's experience visiting Package Free Shop in Brooklyn, about some of her new zero waste items for the home, and whats inside her 'zero waste to-go kit'. Cat also shares a few of her recent learning moments (zero waste successes and "fails") with anecdotes that can help anyone grow in their own process of waste reduction. Tune in now for some zero waste inspiration! And as always, remember to subscribe to this podcast and share it with your friends! <3
60 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Starting a Zero Waste Journey: Part 1
In this solo episode, Cat shares the beginning of her new journey towards Zero Waste. She talks about how she discovered this movement, some of her favorite influencers (like Lauren Singer, for example), cultural mindsets about waste in different parts of the world, and the slow awakening of her eco-consciousness. Cat also shares a few of the important pillars of behavior change, including goal-setting and resource-discovery as she begins a new change in her current lifestyle. This is the first part of a series of Zero-Waste-related episodes that will chronicle Cat's own journey of aligning her actions to her values of environmentalism. Stay tuned for this and several more! If you'd like to join in on the zero-waste journey, connect with Cat on the facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/rootstoroam) or on Instagram (@rootstoroam) or directly via email (email@example.com) and let her know you're IN! And remember to subscribe and share to help Roots to Roam grow!
43 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
Quitting the 9-to-5, Financial and Location Freedom, and Living in a Sprinter Van with Alli and Matt Owen
Alli and Matt Owen are former engineers who recently left their six figure jobs to live in a converted Sprinter van and travel the Americas. They help people align their finances to their values over at Owen Your Future. In this episode, Cat chats with the couple about: Financial freedom and alternative ways of thinking about saving for retirement. Feeling misaligned in their careers Trapped in the 9-5 grind Living a freedom-based lifestyle Aligning careers with their values Analyzing risk Letting go of social expectations and living life on their own terms Living out of a sprinter van and traveling around the Americas Check this episode out for some major life inspiration! And to learn more about Alli and Matt Owen: Owen Your Future: www.owenyourfuture.com Instagram: @owenyourfuture, @cliffordthevan And a few of their favorite links referenced during the show: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2018/03/09/money-and-confidence-are-interchangeable/ http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/01/13/the-shockingly-simple-math-behind-early-retirement/ And as always, remember to Rate, Review, and Subscribe to Roots to Roam! <3
103 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
This Is Now Your Company: Mike Rognlien on Ownership, Honesty, and The Meaning of Work and Life
On this episode, Cat chats with Mike Rognlien: Mike is the Chief Builder of Awesome People at his consulting firm, Multiple Hats Management, where he helps organizations through Learning & Development, management, facilitation, and unconscious bias consulting. Mike’s expertise comes from years as a learning and development leader in the Silicon Valley, most notably and most recently at Facebook, where he helped the company create, define, and build its famously awesome culture. Mike is the author of a new book called This Is Now Your Company, where he shares his wisdom from his time at Facebook. Cat has the pleasure of calling Mike a former colleague from their years at Facebook where they both worked on the Learning & Development team together, and more importantly, she gets to call Mike a dear friend. In this episode, Mike and Cat get real about finding meaning at work, taking ownership over your life and career. Topics include: Working at Facebook Helping build the culture for a major tech company Unconscious Bias Speaking authentically, living your authentic self at work and at home Having hard conversations What is your life worth? What would you do if you weren't afraid? How to never settle and how to live your best life How to expand your self awareness and personal consciousness What does success mean And of course, Oprah Be sure to check this episode out now! Mike's candor and authenticity will inspire you to live your best life. Learn more about Mike Rognlien and his new book here:Learn more about Mike Rognlien and his new book here: https://www.facebook.com/badmikeyt https://www.facebook.com/thisisnowyourcompany https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1634891171/
52 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
How to Be a Thoughtful Human: Grief, Empathy, and Entrepreneurship with Ali O'Grady
Ali O'Grady is the founder of Thoughtful Human, a zero waste plantable greeting card company based out of Oakland, California. Thoughtful Human designs cards that talk about cancer, addiction, grief, and family dysfunction and they help you find honest ways to help you communicate and practice radical compassion and empathy. In this episode, Cat and Ali chat about Ali's own personal story of loss, healing, and learning along the way as her inspiration for starting her own company. They also discuss entrepreneurship and creating a conscious business that is aligned with your values. Check out Ali O'Grady at www.thoughtfulhuman.co And remember to subscribe to Roots to Roam and share this episode!
65 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Lifestyle Design, 20-hour Work Weeks, & Entrepreneurship with April Beach
This episode is jam-packed with information to inspire your journey in or towards living an intentional life! Come prepared to take some notes and soak it all up. Cat talks to April Beach about entrepreneurship, lifestyle design, and aligning business with your values. April Beach is the creator of the SweetLife Entrepreneur System and she works as a business strategist for entrepreneurs who believe that purpose and freedom are as important as profit. Since launching her first business consulting work at age 20, April has gone on to coach over four thousand entrepreneurs and has developed world-class coaching programs for corporations. She’s also a podcast host, an author, speaker, and creator of online courses, socially conscious businesses, the founder of a non-profit, an environmental rights activist, and mom of three boys. April has been featured all over the media, from The Today Show to the New York Times because she is the embodiment of lifestyle design. In this episode April and Cat discuss: What is lifestyle design? (Hint: It’s not about Ferrari’s, but if it were, we wouldn’t mind) Who is entrepreneurship for? Scalable business models, automation, and relationship-building for time and location freedom. The 5 phases of the SweetLife Entrepreneur System. The realities of being an entrepreneur and what it takes to get to a 20-hour work week. The importance of knowing your why. How fear shows up for entrepreneurs and how to use it as a strength. Social entrepreneurship, giving back, having a business that cares. The connection between a values-based business and a values-based life. A few of April’s recommended resources are: Start With Why - Simon Sinek The One Thing - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan Think And Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill Take April’s Free Assessment here: https://www.sweetlifeco.com/ And be sure to listen to The SweetLife Entrepreneur Podcast wherever you get your podcasts! And as always, remember to spread the Roots to Roam love and share this episode with anyone who might benefit! <3
24 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
8 Influencers Who are Changing the World
This week Cat sits down solo to talk about 8 of the people who have influenced her most in her journey towards alignment. These influencers come from all walks of life, different industries and varying messages, but one thing they all have in common is that they are all changing the world in their own authentic way. These folks are living life in alignment with their values and are paving the way for more people to do the same. On this episode you'll hear about: Cat's favorite vegan/plant based voices that helped her discover and adopt a vegan life. Yoga and spiritual leaders that help open a consciousness for modern folks, millennials, and open-minded seekers. Modern environmentalists that help us understand how we can actually have a positive impact on our planet. Huge voices who are defining lifestyle design and creating a life and a career that defies the status quo. Lots of stories from Cat's own journey of alignment to help bring these influencers' lessons to life. Who are some of your favorite influencers that have helped you learn and grow in your own life? Share in our Facebook group filled with other seekers of truth and wellness. Join here today!
51 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
2 Year Vegan Anniversary: Lessons Learned about Food, People, and Self with Cat Fríes
In this episode, Cat sits down solo to chat about hitting her 2 year vegan anniversary and she shares 20 of her top observations and lessons learned during these two transformative years. She chats about food, of course, but she also chats about people and culture and most importantly, she talks about the changes in the Self, specifically HERself. This episode is valuable for everyone - not just vegans - so tune in now to learn a thing or two about growth, change, and how to ask the big questions in life. You can share your thoughts, your own lessons, and your own journey in our Facebook group filled with other seekers of truth and wellness. Join today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/rootstoroam/ And as always, check out more thoughts and resources on www.rootstoroam.com <3
75 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
Uncovering your Intuition, Understanding the Clairs, and Intuitive Energy Healing for Self-Discovery with Tina Conroy
This week on Roots to Roam, Cat chats with Tina Conroy about intuition. Tina Conroy is an intuitive energy healer and medium, a yoga instructor and Reiki master, a transformational health coach, and she's the host of The Intuitive Woman Podcast. Tina works with women to develop their intuition and connect with their inner guidance to create a passionate, spiritual life. On this episode, Tina shares her wisdom and experiences around intuition and helps us begin to understand how to connect with our own intuition for self-discovery. Tina talks about: What is intuition? How do we define it? How do we learn to tap into and develop our intuition? Learning to discover our dominant clairs: Clairvoyance, claircognizance, clairsentience, clairaudience. Dealing with fear, especially fear of ghosts (!) Why analyzing is the opposite of intuition The value of developing your intuition (hint: creativity, imagination, puts you in touch with your truth, and so much more!) What types of practices or healing methods help us develop our ability to listen to and act upon our intuition? This episode is fascinating and powerful - give it a listen and let us know what you think at www.rootstoroam.com or on Instagram! To learn more about Tina Conroy, you can find her at: www.tinaconroy.com The Intuitive Woman Facebook Group The Intuitive Woman Podcast
74 minutes | Feb 7, 2018
Seeking Magic and Healing with Emily Levenson
Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, master meditator and seeker of everyday magic. She has a really compelling story to share about her own wellness journey and in this episode, Cat chats with her about the hurdles and the serendipitous moments in her life that helped discover a path to authentic joy. In this episode you'll hear about: Knowing when its time to take a pause, move on, or walk away from things that you love. Real-life application of alternative forms of healing like acupuncture, energy work, cellular expansion and meditation. Seeking moments of magic in everyday life and welcoming the mystery and miracle of daily life. Overcoming infertility through surrender and miracle-seeking. Healing from debilitating food sensitivities to feel joyful in one's own body. This is a super honest episode that tells the story of one remarkable woman. Tune in to hear Emily Levenson's story of personal growth. Episode References: Dancing With Life by Phillip Moffit Meditation Oasis Podcast The 100 Day Project by Elle Luna Calm App Loving Kindness Meditation Make Miracles in Forty Days by Melody Beattie Find Emily at: www.emilylevenson.com Instagram and Twitter: @emilylevenson And stay tuned for her podcast, Some Kind of Magic coming March of 2018!
50 minutes | Jan 31, 2018
How Self Care & Chinese Medicine Help Us Achieve Actualization with Brodie Welch
In this information-packed episode, Cat chats with Brodie Welch, a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, holistic health coach, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003. During this conversation, Brodie and Cat discuss: What is Chinese Medicine? What is Ayurveda? What can Chinese Medicine and alternative healing methods like acupuncture help treat? How do we incorporate Chinese Medicine into our daily lives and routines? How does Chinese Medicine help us achieve our highest purpose? What is Qi Gong? How can we practice this to develop spiritual alignment? Why is self-care a Feminist issue? How do we learn to connect with our own energy? How can we experience a spiritual evolution? How does our Constitution help us achieve our Dharma? Get your pens and papers ready - this episode is jam-packed with valuable information and you won't want to miss a thing! Brodie is a knowledge powerhouse and she's here to help you revolutionize your personal journey. More about Brodie Welch: Brodie helps caring, high-achieving, women put themselves on their own to-do lists so they can trade stress and burnout for energy, joy, and vibrant health. She has helped thousands of clients improve their digestion, sleep, and mood; dial in a regular bodymind practice, and step into the next version of themselves. She leads self-care bootcamp programs to help women bridge the gap between what they know they should be doing to take care of themselves and actually doing it. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world. Links: Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto: http://brodiewelch.com Calm and Centered Bundle: http://brodiewelch.com/opt-in-bundle/ Free 5-minute breathing meditation: http://brodiewelch.com/breathing-break/ Brodie’s website: http://brodiewelch.com Podcast page: www.brodiewelch.com/podcast Brodie’s Signature Program, Level Up Your Life: http://brodiewelch.com/level-up What’s Your Chinese Element? http://brodiewelch.com/chinese-element-quiz/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrodiewelchLAC Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-healthy-curiosity/id1133292360# A Healthy Curiosity Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ahealthycuriosity/ A Healthy Curiosity on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ahcuriosity
36 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
When It Rains, It Downpours
Sure, it's actual winter and raining and everything... but we're less worried about that and more about how life is completely sh*tting all over us! Cat shares some of her insane ups and downs of the past month... what does it all mean, anyway? We wish there were answers and pretty conclusions to why bad things keep happening (and happening, and happening) but, we just don't think there are. Cat and Madeline chat over the ways you can make sense of hard life moments and how to pull out of it and how they realized the answer to everything is just #therapyforlife. Plus we still find plenty of reasons to laugh and make fun of stuff. Cause we can.
52 minutes | Dec 31, 2017
Body Kindness with Rebecca Scritchfield
Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified health and fitness specialist. Through her weight-neutral Body Kindness practice, she helps people create a better life with workable, interesting self-care goals. She has influenced millions through her writing, podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others.' Read more from her website, BodyKindnessBook.com On this episode, I sit down with Rebecca to talk about taking down the lies we've been fed by the health and wellness industry that keep us from reaching our highest potential. Rebecca talks candidly about her revolutionary approach to loving yourself and shares strategies from her book, Body Kindness, that you can implement today to live a life that is more aligned with the person you are meant to be. Tune in now for the full chat! And remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share the Roots to Roam podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher now!
36 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
A Very Woke Christmas
Happy Holidays everyone! Christmas (or your celebrated holiday) is just around the corner and this week on Roots to Roam, Cat talks about how she decided to live Christmas on her own terms, aligned with her values, and in rejection of the commercialized monster it has now become. She talks about her travels to Cambodia and how they changed her perspective on the holidays and on how to have a minimalist, generous, gift-less Christmas. Make the most out of your holidays this year - learn how through this short episode!
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