The Whole View
The Whole View
Nov 25, 2020
Episode 432: Giving Thanks
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The Whole View, Episode 432: Giving Thanks

Welcome back to episode 430 of the Whole View. (0:27)

This week is all about positive mindsets and giving thanks.

Stacy opens the shows talking about how thankful she is for laughter and how she'd like to take some time this week to focus on what we are grateful for this week.

She also jokes about how embarrassing it is, but she'd like to share one of the meditative practices she's been doing.

Meditation is something that Stacy has often struggled with. She can't sit down and do a guided meditation.

She hopes that it might make you realize, as it did for her, even just taking a couple of minutes to focus on breathing can have a huge impact on your health and wellness.

Sarah explains it's not just about mindset.

It's actually rewires the brain and the connectivity between different areas. It limits the overactive flight-or-fight response and helps to regulate a ton of hormones. It is very well understood as a tool.

Dan Siegel's site and the book can be found by following this link, which Sarah thinks is a great place to start. 

Dr. Siegel studies the science behind mindfulness and how it's impacting the brain and other biological systems. 

Sarah recommends starting with his book Mindset. She adds he has a lot of other great books to check out for kids and teens especially.

Stacy jokes that she will not be reading them. But she is super thankful to Sarah for sharing that information!

Stacy's Breathing Exercise

Stacy explains that she came to this type of meditation while trying to make quiet time for herself. (6:35)

Before then, she wasn't incorporating breathing until she got sick with the coronavirus. 

Lung health was something she could control and manage while she was sick. And it's since been something she's kept on for stress relief. 

Stacy tells listeners the exercise has you breathe in slowly for a four-count, hold it for a four-count, and then exhale for an eight count. 

The goal in doubling the amount of time you're exhaling, you're mindfully slowing down and thinking about needing to exhale slowly.

She adds that she wants listeners to cycle through it three times. 

You should feel your chest rising and your lungs filling. 

When Stacy does this exercise, it takes her about 2-5 minutes to cycle through, depending on how much she wants to do it. 

Positive Affirmations

She tries to practice giving thanks to the things she's grateful for as she practices it.

Stacy shares she is grateful for all the parts of her body doing jobs she doesn't even know they're doing.

"Think about how you're just grateful to exist in that body in that moment, and tell your body that you love it. You have to mean it! Sometimes faking it before making it is okay. You're grateful for being able to do all of those things. Tell your body is whole. You are whole. Your body is a gift. It's a vessel for who you are and what you are. And I know we all get hung up on our imperfections, so the more that you tell yourself: I am whole; I love myself; I love my body; my body is worthy of love; I am worthy love; I am incredible, smart, kind, generous..." All of the things that you can feel proud of, of what you are, think them, say them out loud, whatever you want to do while you practice your breathing."

Stacy shares how ridiculous and silly it seems to her but concedes that it actually is a great way to reflect on mindset while focusing on your wellness.

Within a couple of minutes, she feels so much better and better able to handle her life stress.

Alternatives to Meditation

Sarah jokes that there is science in this, but it may seem a little out-there to regular viewers.

Gratitude journaling is a great alternative if meditation isn't really your thing and has shown to be very effective. Plus, you can even do it digitally if you prefer.

Sarah also tries to jot little things she's grateful for on little scraps of paper and uses them to fill a jar.

There's a lot of resilience that comes out of taking the time to focus on positive things that we can appreciate.

It's really easy to get into this negative thought process and being intentional in thinking about the positives and bringing perspective to our lives.

Especially with the challenges of this year, developing a habit like this can be very beneficial.

Sarah shares her personal experiences with integrating grateful meditation and journaling into her life.

Mindset Is Key

Stacy thinks the idea of being aware of what you're grateful for is beneficial. (17:13)

She shares that she is thankful for her patience.

Stacy jokes that she does not have infinite patience, that she's a perfectionist, and can be very competitive.

She shares that she worked very hard this year on developing more patience, and she's very thankful for the progress she's seen. 

Sarah gives thanks for the strength and resiliency she's developed over the years.

This year really put Sarah to the test, so she's thankful she had that skillset in place to help her navigate.


Giving Thanks to Life & Family

Stacy is thankful for the changes she made to her life 18 months ago that made this year so much more manageable.(25:03)

She shares the changes she and her family made for any new listeners.

Stacy is also very grateful for realizing her other dream of being a foster parent. And that her family was up for supporting that dream.

She also shares that they will be fostering two siblings for the holidays.

Sarah gives thanks for rediscovering a very good marriage and that the pandemic allowed them to have a lot of high-quality family time. 

She is also very thankful for the chance to get to know her children at the age they are now.

Stacy talks a little bit about her boys and how they're doing with virtual school.

She also references this post about a comedian reading her 2020 goals list for anyone looking for a laugh.

Sarah is thankful for her team - Charissa, Nicole, Kiersten, and Denise - and their adaptability since many of their 2020 plans wasn't workable this year.

Stacy thinks it's important to acknowledge that adaptability is not only for business but also for helping others who are also stuck at home.

She is also thankful for Penny, who has joined their family 2 years ago now as an emotional support animal.

Stacy and Sarah both share how integral their puppies have been to their emotional health, this year especially. 

Stacy talks about her husband Matt, and how much she's thankful for everything he does. 


Giving Thanks to the Community

She also is so thankful for all the frontline workers out there who are doing everything they can to help others. (38:13)

Sarah adds that online shopping, zoom, and the Internet are all on her gratitude list.

Stacy also gives thanks to YOU listeners.

You all support her and Sarah in ways they never imagined possible when they started this podcast years ago. 

Sarah also so thankful for their Patreon family and shares this comment from a listener: 

"There's so much to say, I'll try to make it concise. I will start with this - the reason I joined Patreon was because I wanted to support you. Period. You have both given me so much, more than I can put into words - my heart feels it.

I wanted to support you, even monetarily with a small amount a month (and it really isn't a lot). (The cost of feeding 5 kids in Africa (if you remember the commercial from when we were kids). As it turns out, I'm getting so much from the Patreon content (and I shouldn't be surprised) - more frankness, honesty, and judgement free commentary that continues to make me grow. I feel even more connected to you now. As you say Stacy "I know we'd be besties if we could be".

I call you my gurus and my kids laugh ("what are they monks?", they ask). Wishing you both health safety, love, prosperity, kindness, nachas (have no idea how to explain that in English) and continued personal growth. I encourage anyone who enjoys your podcast as much as I do to support you through Patreon too - you deserve it. Devora"

Stacy is so touched and grateful that she's getting the information she wants and needs.


Final Thoughts

Stacy is also thankful for her updated kitchen due to the amount of cooking that's taken place in her house in the last year.

Sarah shares her last gratitude is Stacy. She's so glad to have been able to maintain her friendship with Stacy through doing this podcast.

She is also thankful to Matt and Moira for the work they do produce this podcast.

And the mutual respect she and Stacy have is so amazing.

Stacy jokes that she's blushing. And that she feels the same way.

She's so thankful for Sarah, her drive to be the voice of science, and stand up to do the right thing in the community.

Stacy takes a moment to thank listeners for tuning in today and hopes you have a great rest of the week!

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It is The VBAC Link. You are going to be hearing an amazing story today from our friend Brittany. We are so excited to hear from her. She had a C-section and then a VBAC. She is from Florida. She is actually a hairstylist and she does it all day. We were just talking about her bio, how cute it is. She says, “Hairstyle by day and mama by night.” We totally get that because that’s how we roll. We are podcasters by day. Julie: Podcaster by day. Podcaster by night. Doula by day. Doula by night. Meagan: Right? Oh my gosh. It’s a crazy life that we all live. But man, we are so excited to hear her story. We do have a Review of the Week. So before we get into it, I want to turn the time over to Julie to read that review, and then we will get right into Brittany’s story. Review of the Week Julie: I am super excited. Brittany, I feel like we could be friends, just from the short time that we have been talking to you before we were recording. Meagan, we have a lot of people we need to go visit, I think, from our podcast. The VBAC Link world tour. Alright, let’s see. Today we have a review from JessieMarie3 from Apple Podcasts and the title is “So Inspirational.” She says, “I don’t even remember how I came across this podcast, but I am so glad I did. The birth of my daughter ended in an unplanned C-section and was very traumatic for me. I’m currently working with a therapist because I think about it every single day and have so many regrets. I asked my doctor about a VBAC almost immediately because I just knew something was missing, if that makes any sense. This podcast makes me feel so empowered and prepared for my VBAC, and I’m not even pregnant again yet. I tear up a little bit with each birth story and hope I can share my VBAC story on your podcast someday, whenever it happens!” Oh, that makes me so happy. I love it when people find us before they are even pregnant again. After their C-section, they just know they want a VBAC. I love that so much. It gives me major warm and fuzzies. If you haven’t had a chance, we would absolutely love for you to leave a review of the podcast. We show up on Google. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts and you can always on Facebook. We haven’t gotten Facebook reviews in a little while. It’s been a little while. Meagan: It has been. Julie: We’ve seen lots from Apple Podcasts and a few from Google. If you are hanging out with us on Facebook, go ahead and give us a five-star rating over there. It would make our day. Episode sponsor Julie: Do you want a VBAC but don’t know where to start? It’s easy to feel like we need to figure it all out on our own. That’s what we used to do, and it was the loneliest and most ineffective thing we have ever done. That’s why Meagan and I created our signature course, How to VBAC: The Ultimate Preparation Course for Parents, which you can find at It is the most comprehensive VBAC preparation course in the world, perfectly packaged in an online, self-paced, video course. Together, Meagan and I have helped over 800 parents get the birth that they wanted, and we are ready to help you too. Head on over to to find out more and sign up today. That’s See you there. Brittany’s story Meagan: Okay, Ms. Brittany. We are so, so, so excited to hear your story. Like Julie said in the beginning, just chatting with you, I feel like we are friends. Instant friends. I can’t wait to get to dive in and be even more intimate with your amazing story. Brittany: Well truly, you are my friends. I’m so thankful, thankful, thankful for you guys. There are not enough words to say what having like-minded people can do for you when you are going into something that a lot of people don’t agree with. With a VBAC specifically, that was huge for me. Huge. I held onto our time together. I would walk-- I have a pier. I live in a little beach town is what we call it. It’s beautiful, but there is this pier that is actually on the river. It’s one long strip of concrete. I would just walk back and forth, on that strip of concrete. I’d drop my son off at school, and just walk and listen to other people, and you guys. I mean, you guys just being the heart of it and encouraging, but also other mamas-- many souls out there that had done this journey already. It was so encouraging. It was where I needed to be. It was like a refuel for me because, like I said, I am a hairstylist. I talk to women all day long. We talk in my salon. We friends. They would say to me, “I don’t know. It just makes me nervous.” I wasn’t out to argue, but it was nice to have numbers, facts, and things that I could say, “Well actually,” or, “It’s not quite what you think it is. Did you know?” Meagan: You were educating. You were educating out there. Yes. Brittany: Yes, totally. But I also understand that when you love people, you are concerned for their well-being. People don’t know what they don’t know. I think with my first pregnancy, I learned that everyone has their own opinion and that’s okay, but you don’t have to value it all. You do need to find people you align with and let that feed you. This show was so great because it fed me and was able to keep me focused, encouraged, and on track. I would go into my appointments and I’d be like, “Alright Angie. I’ve got questions.” I would list them out and they would be from the episodes. She would be like, “I love this.” I went into my labor and delivery like, I trust it all because I know any questions that I have. I wouldn’t have known to even ask them had I not have listened. So, thank you. Julie: I love that. Do you know what? I am going to make a word image to post on our social media account with something that you said a few sentences back. You said something to the effect of, everyone has their own views on pregnancy and birth. Everybody loves you. They want the best for you, but you have to find people that align with your views and beliefs about birth to support you and keep close. I just really love that effect. That really spoke to my heart. Because it’s true. People just want the best for you and they don’t…
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Action Steps: * Focus on hydration when you want to optimize the health and beauty of your skin. * Go for walks and spend more time in nature. * Make sure to include healthy fat in your diet. * If you’re looking to connect more deeply with your body, bring in more movement to your day. * Learn to take risks and work your trust muscle in business. * Don’t neglect sleep and set healthy boundaries around it. Get into a healthy routine in terms of when you go to bed and when you wake up, and keep to that routine even on weekends. * Know your human design and learn more about it. * Stop rushing through things all the time. * Eliminate sugar, gluten, and dairy from your diet. Or at least minimize your intake. * Do breathwork. * Go for oil cleansing. * Use essential oils. * Recognize the importance of your relationships and having a creative outlet for your health and healing. * Make time for sex. * Eat more vegetables. * Build your team of people around your health and business. Hire experts and find your support network to help you grow. * Reframe how you see your failures and your mistakes, and never give up based on what has happened in the past. * Trust what your instincts are telling you. * Stop waiting. There’s no perfect time to launch your business or wear that bathing suit or whatever it is you tell yourself. Go and do it now. * Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. * Detox yourself from unhealthy relationships. * Lean into your fears. Your fears are lessons. Don’t avoid them. * Lead with love. Samantha said: “I don’t always know the answers. I don’t always know exactly how things are going to work out. I just know that I’m going to show up in full integrity and authenticity, and show up for my community and do my best work, and trust that it’s going to work out.” “Nutrition, sleep, stress, supplements, your relationships, sex life, your creative output… No one magic bullet that is going to magically fix you. It is all of these things.” Thanks for listening! Important Announcements: Sign up for our newsletter at! And don’t forget to connect with me over on Instagram, @holisticwellnessfoodie. Let me know if there’s anything you’d love for me to expand on. It would also mean so much if you would leave us a rating or a review at any podcast platform that you’re listening to us on. Links to things I talk about in the show: * myBodyGraphs’ free Human Design BodyGraph service * Save 20% off Energybits Spirulina and Chlorella at Use the code HEALTHYHORMONES. * Save 15% off ALL Organifi products at Check out the NEW Organifi Harmony Women's Hormone Balancing Blend. Use the code HEALTHYHORMONES. * Check out CANPREV products across Canadian Health Food Stores and online at - I personally LOVE their MYCO10 and Collagen powder. They’re great to add to smoothies and elixirs. Also, check out their product ADRENAL CHILL for supporting the adrenal glands and helping your body better adapt to stress. * Head to your local health food store and check out some amazing products from Garden of Life. Two products mentioned in today's episode - Garden of Life Plant Iron and Herbs and their vegan vitamin D3 spray. Where you can find me: Samantha’s Facebook Samantha’s Instagram Samantha’s Website Samantha’s Twitter Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast Private Community on Facebook How you can work with me: * 6-Week Healthy Hormones for Women Intensive - Get 60% off when you enroll today! * Healing & Dealing with Hashi’s
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The Fasting Highway
The Fasting Highway
Graeme Currie
Episode 37 Matt Hall a cancer survivor tells us about his journey with intermittent fasting. We discuss men's IF and places to get support.
Matt Hall is a 36-year-old Youth Minister in Silicon Valley and has been married for six years and has two kids. He grew up skinny, oblivious to the struggles of weight but by the end of high school was bigger than he felt comfortable. From college onward, he would try to lose weight but slowly gained the weight over time. He finally came to Intermittent fasting and the weight started to come off. Whilst he is not at his goal weight, he knows how to manage his weight and will kick off toward his goal when his life allows, and he is in the space to do so. A refreshing looks at how to get to goal without feeling like you cannot stop or take a breath and hold weight at a number for a while while you re-group. He talks about the ups and downs of his intermittent fasting journey and how, at times he was incredibly successful and other times where life got in the way and he became what he calls he calls “an occasional intermittent faster”. He is also a cancer survivor and talks about how he felt at that time with his diet and weight. Matt is an incredibly passionate advocate about men’s health and has a group exclusive to men where they can discuss things that they may feel uncomfortable discussing in the company of women. Link to Matts group for men to discuss IF. (1) Men's Support for Delay, Don’t Deny Intermittent Fasting | Facebook News Please feel free to join The Fasting Highway Facebook group. We have some of the worlds most successful fasters in the group, join here at the link (20+) The Fasting Highway -Intermittent Fasting Podcast And Book | Facebook My book the The Fasting Highway is available on Amazon in both e book and paperback follow the link The Fasting Highway: Graeme Currie from Australia takes you on a journey through the highs and lows of beating a crippling food addiction by losing ... living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle: Currie, Graeme: 9780648965206: Books If you are in Australia or New Zealand you can get the book direct from my web page- follow the link The Fasting Highway with Intermittent Fasting Advocate Graeme Currie Enjoy the show. Graeme --- Send in a voice message:
59 min
Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy
Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy
Katie Ferraro
How to Choose a Safe Seat for Your Baby to Eat with High Chair Designer Kirsti Vandraas
#92: Have you ever looked at your baby’s high chair and wondered, “Who in the world designed this thing?” In this episode I’m joined by Kirsti Vandraas, a physiotherapist and ergonomist who works closely with Peter Opsvik, designer of the Tripp Trapp and Nomi high chairs. Kirsti is taking us on a tour behind the design of Opsvik’s Tripp Trapp and Nomi high chairs, including how they promote freedom and fellowship at mealtimes from baby’s first bites. From the absence of a tray, to the inclusion of an adjustable footplate and why European versions of these chairs do not include straps, prepare yourself to learn more about your child’s chair design than you ever thought imaginable! In this episode Kirsti is also sharing about high chair safety, including the difference between European and American standards. We chat about movement at mealtimes and how a few simple tweaks in your baby’s setup in the chair can help facilitate independent eating early on in feeding. If you’re ready to raise an independent eater and prevent picky eating then let’s get started learning about baby-led weaning together! Subscribe, rate and review the podcast here. FREE BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS ONLINE WORKSHOP: FREE BABY-LED WEANING RECIPE IDEAS FACEBOOK GROUP: FOLLOW @BABYLEDWEANTEAM ON INSTAGRAM: SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:
33 min
Well-Fed Women
Well-Fed Women
Noelle Tarr
Physical Manifestations of Stress, Postpartum Hormones, and Sugar Cravings vs. Intuitive Eating
Here’s the notes for episode #306 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe! To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: In this episode, Noelle and Stefani discuss physical manifestations of stress, postpartum hormones, and sugar cravings vs. intuitive eating. Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at 10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week. Topics! [24:52] Physical Manifestations of Stress [40:23] Postpartum Hormones [50:30] Sugar Cravings vs. Intuitive Eating Links! Noelle’s website: Stefani’s website: Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells Well-Fed Women Holistic Health Facebook Group #300 How Trauma Impacts Your Health + EMDR with Dr. Mark Mayfield #272 Using Tapping to Reduce Anxiety, Fear, and Chronic Pain with Nick Ortner Noelle’s Instagram Post: 2021 Goals LMNT This podcast is Supported by LMNT, I have been looking for a company for years like LMNT, that makes clean and easy electrolyte supplementation, for both myself, my husband, and my kids, and I have repeatedly come up short—until now. When training, especially fasted, electrolytes are critical for performance. Many athletes feel dehydrated and drink more water – however this can dilute blood sodium levels even further. This shows up as muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. And Electrolytes play a key roll in hormone regulation, too. Low sodium levels actually spike adrenal hormones like cortisol. And get this, if you’re following a lower carb or whole foods diet, added salt is needed because you’re not getting it though processed foods. And if you’re regularly training and sweating, this need really increases. LMNT makes grab and go electrolyte replacement supplementation. You just take an LMNT recharge packet, mix it up with water, and sip! There’s absolutely no sugar, gluten, fillers, artificial ingredients, and it’s paleo friendly. To grab packets of LMNT recharge, go to, there you’ll get free shipping on all orders. There’s also a money back guarantee, so if you don’t like it, you can send it back. Grab yourself some packets to have on hand! Prep Dish                     If you’re looking for a simple and easy solution for meal planning, Prep Dish is everything you need, and more. Prep Dish is a subscription-based meal planning service with both paleo and gluten-free options. When you sign up for PrepDish, you’ll receive an email every week with a grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. After only 1-3 hours of prepping on the weekend, you’ll have all of your meals ready for the entire week. This is especially helpful for folks who work full time or are balancing multiple kids and school and many different schedules. We personally love Prep Dish because everything is planned out. All you need to do is go to grocery store, pick up the food on the meal plan and then follow the instructions. Allison, the woman behind Prep Dish is an RD and professional chef, and her meals and recipes are so easy to follow and super delicious! As a special offer for our community, Allison, the founder of PrepDish, is offering 2 weeks of free meal plans. To get your two weeks for free, go to When you sign up the cost will be zero’d out and you’ll get your two weeks of free meal plans!
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