IMG_4894“We are so unique, yet similar.” – Natasha Grey

This is a very special episode. Every week you tune in and every week you listen to Natasha as she interviews guests from all over the world and from all walks of life all about Conscious Living; however, you may not know Natasha very well. This is your chance to hear her inspiring story.

Just like everybody else in this world, Natasha has had her fair share of struggles. Eating disorders, anxiety, depression and loneliness are all things that Natasha has dealt with in the past and still works on to this day. She’ll share how these experiences have helped her get to where she is today and how she’s using the pain from these “labels” to do her part in helping people wake up to the lives they’re meant to live.

Natasha will also share what The Conscious Living Podcast is all about, what keeps her going every single day and what habits help her stay on track. She even touches on how to help your kids with struggles they may be dealing with. To say this episode has a ton of information would be an understatement. Natasha holds nothing back and proves that she’s here to serve.


Meet Natasha Grey

In addition to being the host of this Podcast, Natasha has a Master’s degree in Psychology with an expertise in Child and Family Therapy and is the co-author of the children’s book Everyday Superheroes. Her work has also been featured in Holistic Parenting Magazine and Nurture Parenting Magazine.


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Mallika Chopra

Who am I? What do I want? How can I serve? What am I grateful for? Those are the questions that Mallika’s dad, Deepak Chopra, instilled in her as a young child.

Mallika is here to share that even when you’re dad is Deepak Chopra life can still be messy. We all have our own paths to walk and have our own unique lessons  to learn.

Mallika shares some of the greatest lessons her father taught her as well as how you can incorporate mediation into your daily life. Even after Mallika left meditation for years, she was pulled back and it once again has proven to be a significant factor in living a life with purpose, peace and joy.

Join us as we step into the world of Mallika Chopra.


Meet Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and author of the book, ‘Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy.’

Mallika is also the founder of Intent.com, a website and app focused on personal, social and global wellness. Her intent is to harness the power of social media to connect with people from around the world to improve their own lives, their communities and the planet.


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Show Notes

  • Meet Mallika Chopra. [1:24]
  • What is I-N-T-E-N-T? [2:05]
  • The Intent.com app. [4:30]
  • What’s so messy about growing up with Deepak Chopra? [6:25]
  • Mallika Chopra’s journey as an entrepreneurial mom. [9:40]
  • How to figure out what your intention is. [12:48]
  • What Mallika Chopra does when overwhelm starts to take over. [15:05]
  • How to work meditation into your life. [17:21]
  • What does Mallika Chopra’s meditation practice look like? [20:53]
  • Mallika’s advice for getting out of your “messiness”. [24:04]
  • Mallika Chopra’s World Lesson. [26:13]
  • How to get in touch with Mallika. [26:55]

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Drew Dudley On Stage (1)“Stop looking for your passion! Instead, live a life that’s worth being passionate about.” – Drew Dudley

This episode is part 2 of our conversation with Drew Dudley. If you did not catch Part 1, we strongly recommend you go back and check it out. If for some reason you can’t or don’t want to, that’s fine too because you will still get a tremendous amount of value out of this episode. Not only does Drew put Casey on the spot and get him thinking, he also gives us some tasks, lays out a challenge for all of us and leaves us with some amazing resources.


Meet Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley is the former coordinator of one of the largest university leadership development programs in Canada and is the former National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students. Drew also founded Nuance Leadership where he works with organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity.

Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington PostForbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”.


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Show Notes

  • Can Casey pull out his top 3 values? [1:09]
  • The key to decision making. [1:57]
  • Casey get’s put on the spot again… 🙂 [3:35]
  • How to live your values every day. [4:55]
  • A challenge for you… Are you up for it? [11:08]
  • Stick to your values and please more people. [14:55]
  • STOP looking for your passion Ladies and Gentlemen! [19:09]
  • Journal about THIS QUESTION for the next 30 days. [20:28]
  • Drew Dudley’s World Lesson. [21:52]
  • How to get in touch with Drew Dudley and resources. [25:14]

Leading With Lollipops


The Game Has No Winners


The Leadership Game


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Drew Dudley - 165 (2)Drew Dudley is here to show what’s possible when you DECIDE to become a leader. He has delivered so much value that we had to split it into 2 parts!

What do you think life is? Is it a game? Is it a party? Is it work? Is it a journey? Is it hard? One thing is for sure, your life will reflect whatever you think it is. Think about this for a minute… Do you know anybody who thinks life is a party? How do they live life? How about someone who thinks life is hard? How do they live? The language we use is so powerful! Not just the language we speak out loud but also the language we use in our own minds at every moment of every day.

Do you want to become a leader? I would venture to say that you already are and you may not even know it… Drew Dudley is here to help us wake up to our leadership skills.


Meet Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley is the former coordinator of one of the largest university leadership development programs in Canada and is the former National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students. Drew also founded Nuance Leadership where he works with organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity.

Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington PostForbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”.


Drew Dudley’s Links & Resources

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Show Notes

  • Meet Drew Dudley. [1:35]
  • The definition of a leader. [3:15]
  • You CAN become a leader and become indispensable. [5:06]/li>
  • Change your language, change your life. [11:23]
  • Does school limit us? [17:07]
  • How do you know if you have delivered value? [27:29]

Leading With Lollipops


The Game Has No Winners


The Leadership Game


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Alok Appadurai Headshot Square“Failure does not kill you.” – Alok Appadurai

If you wear clothing, you need to listen to this episode.

Whether you realize it or not, the fashion industry is a huge part of our lives. Every time we purchase clothing (or anything for that matter), we’re making a vote for what we want more of. If you purchase clothing made by cheap labour and full of chemicals then more clothing made by cheap labour and full of chemicals will be produced.

Not only will Alok and his journey with Fed By Threads educate you on the fashion industry, it will also inspire you to take action on your dream. That dream that you have kept tucked away or that dream that seems unattainable. That dream that lights you up and gives you goose bumps. That dream that wakes you up in the middle of the night or steels your attention in the middle of the day.

Remember, every journey starts somewhere and, as Martin Luther King Jr. so wisely said; “You don’t have to see the entire staircase, just take the first step.” That first step is always the toughest but can also be the most rewarding. Do not underestimate the power of your actions and how powerful those first baby steps can be.

This episode is a real eye opener. Our intent is to give you information and knowledge and you do what you will with it! Once we know something, it becomes difficult to ignore.


Meet Alok Appadurai

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Alok Appadurai is Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Integrity Officer at Fed By Threads, the first multi-brand American-made Sustainable Sweatshop-Free Clothing Store & Custom Print Service that feeds meals to Americans in need from each garment sold. He is vegan, loves small houses, riding bicycles, being kind to animals, and is a proud dad. Alok lives a compassionate lifestyle striving to simply walk the good walk.


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 Show Notes

  • Meet Alok Appadurai. [1:29]
  • Where do our clothes come from and why are they so cheap? [2:36]
  • What is “Fast Fashion”? [5:37]
  • How Alok Appadurai and Feb By Threads are changing the fashion industry? [7:03]
  • Are you just complaining and blaming or are you doing something about it? [11:02]
  • Do you LOVE the clothing in your closet? [16:53]
  • The biggest failure that Alok Appadurai had and what he did to get through it. [19:30]
  • With if… What if you actually went after your dreams? [22:36]
  • What is REALLY happening in the fashion industry with regards to labour? [27:37]
  • What about the materials in fashion? [33:37]
  • Is the fashion industry warping your sense of self? [37:06]
  • Do not underestimate the power of yourself and your actions. [38:59]
  • Alok’s World Lesson. [43:14]
  • What about thrift stores? [43:56]
  • How to get a hold of Alok. [45:53]

 

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Gabrielle Brick Family ShotGabrielle Brick says it just right, “Life is messy. We’re not messy. Life is messy.”

When we understand and fully embody this principle, we can be free of perfection and the need to control everything. What do we really have control over anyways? Other than ourselves and how we choose to act or react, is there anything else that we can control? When we really think of this question, we’ll realize that there is nothing else that we have control over. And with that comes freedom!

This is one of the reasons Gabrielle Brick has been able to build her business and raise twin boys as a single mom at the same time. She understands that everyday is going to be different and embraces the adventure that comes with the uncertainty of life. Join us as Gabrielle shares her journey of how she arrived where she is today and what she continues to move towards.

Meet Gabrielle Brick

Gabrielle is a Raw Nutritionist, Transformational and Executive Coach. She has 20 years of experience in coaching people to their optimal state of well being having started out as a professionally trained dancer for 25 years and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Fitness Association. After healing her own chronic health issues, depression, and addictive patterns, Gabrielle went on to help many heal from their own chronic health and emotional challenges. Her ability to help people overcome and transform their lives is derived from her ability to help people re-discover their authentic self by leading them on a journey through holistic nutrition and radical self love.

Gabrielle is an Ambassador at the Body Mind Institute, with David Wolfe, and has founded the program, Prosperity of Wellbeing™. She has studied with Masters in the fields of Nutrition, Longevity, Superfoods, Herbalism, Medical Qi Gong, Psychology, NLP, Life Coaching and Landmark. She has been asked by various institutes to create nutrition programs, and has lead seminars across the United States and Canada. Gabrielle’s highly acclaimed program, The Alchemy of Self™ has changed the lives of many people. Gabrielle, considered a Celebrity in her field, has been featured as an expert on National Television with shows on E! TV and WE TV.  She also created two organic, raw, vegan, health food lines, The ONE Fudge Chocolate Bar and Sun & Moon Organics Superfood Mixes, that are sold online and in Whole Foods Markets. As an Executive Coach, Gabrielle has also founded the comprehensive program for entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners through her ‘Global Network of Eco Conscious Shoppers & Entrepreneurs’, Healthy Product Hub™ Product Launch Program, that offers a complete step-by-step guide on how to launch a healthy food and or eco green product into the market place. She is also a proud mother of twin boys living in the NY countryside with her sons and rescued kitties. In her free time Gabrielle volunteers for a non-profit rescue organization, CATS. Gabrielle has a private practice offering her coaching programs via Skype, globally as well as in person for VIP Mentorships.


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 Show Notes

  • Meet Gabrielle Brick. [1:33]
  • The moment that started it all. [2:24]
  • Life & struggles before the drastic change. [8:19]
  • Gabrielle Brick creates her own reality. [10:21]
  • Life is messy… [12:50]
  • Your schedule will change as your life changes. [15:38]
  • Colouring may be what you need… [20:25]
  • Why does Gabrielle send her boys to Waldorf? [21:07]
  • How to get twin 5 year boys to eat healthy. [25:02]
  • What to do when your children want “unhealthy” options. [29:30]
  • The first time Gabrielle shares this publicly… [35:56]
  • One Life. One Love. One Chocolate Bar. [38:43]
  • Gabrielle Brick’s World Lesson. [43:13]
  • How to get a hold of Gabrielle Brick. [43:38]

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Crafty Gemini Headshot 2016Would you be able to run your own business, take care of your own organic garden with 40+ farm animals and homeschool 2 kids all at the same time? Vanessa Vargas Wilson, a.k.a. the Crafty Gemini, does and we’re going to find out how.
This week’s episode is dedicated to all you parents out there who have dreams and ambitions but feel held back because of money, security or kids. Vanessa will share how she transitioned from being a law professor born in the city to being an entrepreneur, farmer and mom. She has taken everything that she loves most and made it work for her and her family. Needless to say, Vanessa has designed her work around her life instead of her life around her work.

Meet The Crafty Gemini

Vanessa Vargas Wilson, a.k.a Crafty Gemini, is a sewing and quilt pattern designer and instructor. Vanessa is mostly known for her clear and concise instructional YouTube videos. Her channel, TheCraftyGemini, has over 270,000 subscribers and her tutorials have been viewed 25 million times worldwide.
A law professor turned entrepreneur, Vanessa now shares her lifestyle and crafty skills with a global audience via the web. She teaches viewers how to do everything from sewing and quilting to organic gardening and even woodworking projects. Her work has been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and the New York Times.
Vanessa currently lives on an organic homestead in Florida with her husband, their two young children and 40+ farm animals.

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 Show Notes

  • Meet Vanessa Vargas Wilson. [1:15]
  • Is an education what you need? [3:12]
  • Where the Crafty Gemini all began. [5:37]
  • From law school to sewing. [11:52]
  • How Crafty Gemini generates revenue. [14:33]
  • Homelife and priorities for the Crafty Gemini. [19:10]
  • If you work on your weaknesses, all you will get is stronger weaknesses. [23:22]
  • No money? No problem! [25:30]
  • The transition from what your education is in to what you love to do. [27:12]
  • Where you can find the support you need. [30:09]
  • Why the Crafty Gemini has an organic farm and 40+ farm animals. [32:20]
  • The Crafty Gemini’s World Lesson. [36:13]
  • How to get in touch with the Crafty Gemini. [37:39]
  • Extra resources. [38:35]

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JudgementWhen someone judges us, why do we hold onto it for so long? Why do people judge in the first place? Actually, what is a judgement?
A judgement is essentially a survival mechanism that we, as human beings, need in order to navigate our world. Based on the fact that we all have different experiences, this means that we all have different judgements. Knowing that, it would be safe to say that a judgement is just a rule that we have created for our life.
The thing about these rules that we create for our lives is that they are normally unspoken and are unconscious. We use these rules to navigate and live in our world. Problems arise, however, when our rules causes us pain and suffering.
So how do we deal with all these judgements (or rules) that seem to be coming at us from all angles? How do we make sure that we stay true to ourselves and do what we know to be true for us? That is exactly what we discuss during this weeks episode!
Since we just returned from Florida after being away for 3 months, we’ve had to deal with our fair share of judgements being thrown our way. The 3 steps that are shared in this episode are the steps we practice ourselves and continue to do everyday in order to overcome these judgements.
Be sure to let us know how these steps work for you. We would love to hear your success stories! Post them in the comments below.

 Show Notes

  • Everybody deals with this on a regular basis. [1:19]
  • What is a judgement? [3:49]
  • Who’s belief is right? [6:52]
  • Stop judging yourself! [8:49]
  • Step 1: Challenge the Judgement! [9:24]
  • Step 2: Recognize the Truth! [12:14]
  • Step 3: Surrender to the Reality. [16:23]
  • Recap. [21:37]

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Fulfilled LifeWhat does it take to be fulfilled? Is it different for you than it is for us? Do we need to go out and achieve things? Do we need to acquire stuff? Is it based on our circumstances? Do we need to have specific opportunities?
We believe that we all have the ability to be fulfilled. It doesn’t matter what you have, what you have done where you are or what has happened to you in the past. All that matters is what you do what what you know right NOW.
It’s not about the circumstances you find yourself in. It’s about the mindset you bring to those circumstances. Ultimately, our mindset is the only thing we truly have control over. As much as we may like to think that we can control other people and circumstances, the truth is, we can’t. We can only control ourselves.
This episode will share the 3 things that matter most when creating a fulfilled life. These 3 things can be applied by anyone, anywhere, anytime. They are things that you have 100% control over. You get to decide whether or not you want to use them in every single moment of your life. The more you practice using them, the better you will get. If you’re dedicated enough, they will become 2nd nature to you and, before you know it, you will be living a fulfilled life.

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  • Key #2 [7:44]
  • Key #3 [11:08]

 

Shirley Plant“Moms need to give themselves permission to say … I’m going to go have a hot bath.” – Shirley Plant
Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to changing your eating habits (especially your children’s)? Do you feel like you don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you have to sacrifice foods you once loved that aren’t so healthy to foods that are healthy, but maybe not so good? What if you could have both – food that is healthy AND tastes good!
The truth is that eating healthy does not have to be complicated. Like everything in life, there is always a learning curve when doing something new but it’s only as complicated as we decide to make it in our mind. If you believe eating healthy is complicated, then it will be complicated.
Thankfully, Shirley Plant is here to share some simple tips to get you on the track to living a healthy, more energetic life. It is possible and it does not have to be complicated.

Meet Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant has learned, through personal experience, how hard it is to change your life for the better. Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and multiple food and environmental allergies 25 years ago, Shirley knows all about challenges—including how to plan creative, nutritious, and affordable menus that avoid common foods such as dairy, eggs, corn, soy, gluten and sugar. Thanks to an extensive educational background and a passion for helping people find food alternatives that fit their unique requirements, Shirley has earned a reputation for excellence in dietary design.

Shirley is the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat—an inspirational dietary guide and cookbook for people affected by food allergies and intolerances. She is recognized as a menu-planning expert through her company Delicious Alternatives and has also written articles for Eco-Sense, the Celiac News, Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Life blog, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and Total Fit Magazine. Shirley has given seminars on food allergies, cooking and menu planning at Health Clinics and Natural Health Food Stores. She offers online programs like The Gluten Free Sugar Free Way where she helps people to remove gluten, dairy and sugar from their diets, the healthy way. Her yearly Eat Real Food Online Health Summit is a free 7 day Summit where she and medical experts share their knowledge on how food plays a role in your health. Offering tips and the latest research on healing with food and the power of the body mind.

As a nutrition coach, Shirley offers her clients and their families a rare understanding and unique expertise that few people can match. Her pleasant and caring manner, her own experience as a food-allergy sufferer and her creative design flair offers hope for clients struggling to find the light at the end of a dark dietary tunnel.


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 Show Notes

  • Meet Shirley Plant. [2:00]
  • A train accident changed everything. [2:53]
  • Little changes will lead to BIG results. [5:02]
  • You need to take control of your health. [8:14]
  • What the traditional medical field may be missing… [11:27]
  • Wifi… Is it affecting your health? [13:28]
  • How to create GOOD habits. [14:39]
  • How to make sure your children eat healthy. [20:18]
  • We, as parents, need to lead by example. [24:48]
  • Food can taste good AND be nutritious. [26:45]
  • Healthy on the outside doesn’t mean healthy on the inside. [27:05]
  • Shirley Plant’s World Lesson. [34:19]
  • Healthy doesn’t need to be complicated. [34:51]
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit. [35:39]
  • How to get in touch with Shirley Plant. [38:30]

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