What’s your story? What are you telling yourself on a daily basis? Is it empowering you or does it have you stuck? Is it exciting or boring? Would you read it or recommend it to a friend?

Often, we’re our own worst enemies. We’re quick to blame other people or certain events for our current circumstances and we forget that we have the final say. Ultimately, we’re the ones writing our stories! We get to choose what we do with every situation we come across. We choose whether we want to be the victor, or the victim. The villain or the hero. Our story can be a drama or an adventure. A comedy or a thriller.

No matter what you choose for your story, always remember, it’s your story. The pen is in your hands.

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“Inaction brings fear and doubt. Taking action brings confidence and courage.” – Tim & Ness

Why would you want to follow your fears? Because they will lead you to the life of your dreams!

Tim & Ness will teach you how to chase your fears down and turn them into fuel for your life. No more excuses! The tools you need to start living your dream life lie in this episode. A step by step process that gets to the root of what’s holding you back so that you can eliminate it once and for all. Lead your fears in the dance of life instead of having them lead you.

Meet Tim & Ness

Tim & Ness SunTim & Ness are lifestyle coaches and entrepreneurs who travel the world inspiring others who want more out of life. They help people to develop the mindset they need to create the lifestyle they want. They believe that life is about believing in yourself, living free from regrets, dreaming big and following your fears. They believe life is about unleashing the ultimate you.

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Show Notes
  • About Tim & Ness. [1:20]
  • Follow Your Fears… [1:50]
  • Follow your fears and become the person you’re meant to be. [3:46]
  • What Tim & Ness are all about. [6:35]
  • The lifestyle of Tim & Ness and how they got there. [7:35]
  • Busting Your Limiting Beliefs! – Step 1 – What Do You Want and Why? [12:40]
  • Busting Your Limiting Beliefs! – Step 2 – Identify Your Fears [14:19]
  • Busting Your Limiting Beliefs! – Step 3 – Chase Your Fears Down [15:42]
  • What fulfills Tim & Ness? [18:52]
  • Busting Your Limiting Beliefs! – Step 4 – Adopt New Beliefs [19:50]
  • How Tim & Ness busted their beliefs. [23:21]
  • Busting Your Limiting Beliefs! – Step 5 – How Will Life Be Better? [29:15]
  • Busting Your Limiting Beliefs! – Step 6 – Take Action NOW! [30:00]
  • Where can you use this? [32:10]
  • It’s not the fear that’s painful… [33:30]
  • Tim & Ness’ Lesson For The World. [35:31]
  • How to get a hold of Tim & Ness. [38:18]

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About_Jon_photo“Our head is always hoodwinking us out of the real experiences that we crave in life.” – Jon Gabriel

Diets don’t work! What’s the first 3 letters of the word diet? D-I-E… You feel like you want to die every time you diet. No wonder they don’t work. Who wants to put themselves through pain? It’s never sustainable unless it’s enjoyable.

The Gabriel Method is all about a mind-body approach to loosing weight and being healthy. Eat what you want, however much you want, when you want. Sound too good to be true? Well you better take a listen to find out for yourself. This podcast episode will have you living the life you desire. You deserve to give this to yourself.

Meet Jon Gabriel

Jon has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he also pursued extensive coursework in biochemistry and performed research for the internationally recognized biochemist Dr. Jose Rabinowitz.
jon_2001_photoIn 2001, Jon weighed 409 pounds. He’d tried almost every popular diet available without success. Overweight, overworked, and unhappy, Jon was ready to give up. Then on September 11, 2001, Jon received a wake-up call. He was scheduled to fly from Newark to San Francisco that day, and it was only by chance that he was not on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. This made Jon realize that life was a precious opportunity not to be wasted.
Jon also realized that his weight would eventually kill him, so he decided to do something about it. Over the next two and a half years, Jon lost more than 200 pounds without dieting, pills, or surgery. He also stopped feeling stressed and overworked and started living the life of his dreams. His book, The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body, is an international best seller, translated into 14 languages, with over 350,000 readers worldwide.

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Show Notes
  • Meet Jon Gabriel. [1:02]
  • How did Jon get to 409lbs? [2:31]
  • What does Dr. Atkins do when his “diet” doesn’t work? [4:50]
  • The list of things that didn’t work. [5:21]
  • The turning point… Your body wants to be fat… [7:00]
  • The decision that changed everything. [8:09]
  • Don’t stress out… You might get fat. [9:05]
  • Your head may be what’s holding you back. [10:23]
  • Eating junk food and loosing weight? [11:42]
  • What was Jon’s routine? [13:19]
  • The power of meditation and visualization. [14:38]
  • The premise of The Gabriel Method. [15:17]
  • Dieting doesn’t work! [16:20]
  • Cravings that serve you. [17:35]
  • Meditation. The world’s greatest experience. [18:32]
  • Follow the voice… [20:45]
  • Baby steps from the creator of The Gabriel Method. [25:58]
  • Turmeric Latté? [32:07]
  • Jon’s Lesson For The World. [33:39]
  • How to get a hold of Jon and the Gabriel Method. [34:27]


Todd & Cathy“Dude! Make yourself freaking happy!” – Todd Adams

Todd and Cathy are proof that it’s possible to work with your spouse, raise a family, have a career, follow your passion and have fun while doing it. This episode is a must for anybody who’s having trouble juggling their family, their passion and their career.

The Zen Parents will share what they do in order to make sure they not only are able to get everything done but also make their relationship stronger at the same time. From tips and tricks for parenting to learning from our kids, Todd and Cathy are walking their talk but know it’s not about being perfect.

Meet Todd & Cathy

Cathy (LCSW, CPC, CYT) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a PCI Certified Parent Coach, a Certified Elementary School Teacher, and a Certified Yoga Instructor. She is also the author of The Self-Aware Parent, The Self-Aware Parent Two, and the recently released Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self-Aware Parenting. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post, a columnist for Chicago Parent, and she offers retreats, presentations, and family yoga in Chicago. Cathy worked for many years as a Child and Family Therapist and Clinical Educator at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She currently teaches in the Sociology Department at Dominican University.
Todd is a certified instructor for the Institute of Heartmath where he was trained in stress reduction and relaxation. He is co-facilitator of a local men’s group called The Tribe where he leads monthly meetings and offers annual adventure retreats. Todd recently completed his New Warrior Training through The ManKind Project, and he’s a blogger for The Good Men Project. Todd is a soccer coach and a Junior Achievement Educator; he teaches parenting and self-awareness classes with his wife Cathy. He’s also a sales rep for JVI Inc., a real estate investor in Chicago.
And since they didn’t have enough on their plate… Together, they have founded Zen Parenting, Inc., which is a company committed to helping people practice self-awareness, develop compassion, and practice kindness through podcasts, community events, books, and blogs.
As parents of three girls they practice what they preach on a daily basis.

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Show Notes
  • Intro to Todd & Cathy. [0:46]
  • How do they get it all done? [3:01]
  • Letting go in order to do what you love. [4:35]
  • The difference between loving what you do and being a workaholic. [6:24]
  • How Gorge Lucas knew he was doing his passion. [8:06]
  • How do you know if you’re going in the wrong direction? [9:30]
  • Why Todd and Cathy make a great team. [10:23]
  • What is Zen Parenting Radio? [13:12]
  • Is Zen Parenting becoming main stream? [15:58]
  • Tips and tricks from the Zen Parents themselves. [18:28]
  • Casey and Natasha argue? [22:53]
  • Our greatest teachers are often not who we think. [23:43]
  • The best thing our kids teach us. [24:45]
  • What Zen Parents struggle with and how they get through it. [25:51]
  • What is marriage “suppose” to look like? [32:29]
  • Who’s job is it to make you happy? [33:46]
  • Zen Parenting World Lessons. [34:59]
  • Zen Parenting Conference. [37:42]

Adria Head Shot“You CAN make a difference by doing your part in your corner of the world.” – Adria Vasil

This episode is longer than usual but is jammed packed with a ton of information that will get you well on your way to living an Ecoholic life. Whether you’re new to the lifestyle or have been doing it for a long time, there’s something for you.

Adria will share things that will help you live a healthier life and also save you money. More importantly, she will tell you what you need to avoid all together. Anybody who cares about their health and the health of their children must listen to this episode. It may just save your life…

Meet Adria

Adria (pronounced uh-drEE-uh) is an Environmental Author and Journalist who has also written four books:

  1. Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products, and Services
  2. Ecoholic: US Edition
  3. Ecoholic Home: The Greenest, Cleanest and Most Energy-Efficient Information Under One (Canadian) Roof by Adria Vasil
  4. Ecoholic Body: Your Ultimate Earth-Friendly Guide to Living Healthy and Looking Good by Adria Vasil
Adria also writes a weekly column in Toronto’s NOW Magazine that’s called Ecoholic, which is an eye-opening guide to all of life’s greenest predicaments.

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Show Notes
  • An intro to Adria Vasil. [0:36]
  • How Adria got into the Ecoholic line of work. [2:19]
  • Why Adria loves writing Ecoholic. [6:11]
  • If not you, then who? [7:24]
  • You CAN make a difference by working in your corner of the world. [9:55]
  • How massive change happens. [11:37]
  • Why being an optimism is a MUST. [12:03]
  • The Ecoholic Body. [13:31]
  • Triclosan… What it is and why you need to avoid it. [15:15]
  • The “Mean 15” ingredients to avoid. [16:27]
  • Adria’s favourite natural toothpastes. [17:29]
  • Natural deodorants that work! [18:33]
  • Don’t waste your money on products that don’t work. [20:38]
  • For your Baby: What products to use and what ingredients to avoid. [21:38]
  • Adria’s take on Petroleum Jelly. [23:27]
  • One product. 1000 uses… [25:13]
  • Fragrance. It smells good. But is it good? [26:38]
  • What’s the point of all the “filler” ingredients? [27:45]
  • You’re voting every time you purchase something… Make your vote count! [28:14]
  • The best moisturizer in the world. [30:25]
  • How to communicate with corporations. [32:37]
  • Adria’s lesson for the World. [33:18]
  • An exercise in mindfulness. How are you impacting the world? [34:21]
  • Adria struggles just like the rest of us. [37:14]
  • The easiest way to start living the Ecoholic way. [39:35]
  • The best way to get in touch with Adria. [45:29]


“We are husband and wife and parents to our 2 year old son, Sullivan. We do our best in this journey called life. We strive for excellence, not perfection. We ponder our failures and celebrate our victories. We are human, just like you. We hope that sharing our experiences and the experiences of our guests will help you in some way.”

IMG_4726Casey’s passion for Conscious Living comes from his background in residential home construction. Having built everything from small renovations to major additions to custom homes, he has seen way too much garbage going to landfills. Now, as the President of Cornelis Grey Construction – The Conscious Builder, he is making sure that proper support and systems are being put in place in order to promote conscious, more sustainable building.

Casey’s leadership skills have helped him attract the people required in order to make real change in this world. He has many plans for the future but knows that he can’t do it alone. He understands that we all need to do our part. “All we can do is make sure we do the best we can with what we have and make sure we make the conscious decision,” says Casey. “Remember Newton’s Third Law; For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This means that every thing you do will affect something or someone, somewhere. It’s up to you whether you want that effect to be positive or negative.”

Natasha has a passion for life and all that can become of it. “I am a believer in the human potential and the uniqueness that we all bring,” says Natasha. “I seek others to be inspired and hope to inspire others.”

IMG_4894She has a Master’s degree in Psychology with an expertise in Child and Family Therapy; however, has has made the conscious choice to transition her work from treatment of illness to prevention of illness. She now focuses her time and energy on wellbeing and wholeness. Natasha also has extensive training in nutrition and everyday seeks to learn something that she did not know the day before; something that serves herself and the world at large.

Now, this city boy and small town girl (shout out to Journey) are making sure that they lead by example. Casey’s leadership and environmental experience teamed up with Natasha’s nutrition and psychology experience makes for one heck of a team. They do their very best to live by Mahatma Gandhi’s famous saying, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” To start this major shift, one of the first moves they did was to build one of Canada’s very few Passive Houses in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to this radical decision, Casey and Natasha make conscious daily choices about what type of food they put into their bodies as well as making sure they move their bodies; daily aerobic exercise, weight training and yoga are their go-tos.

Their son, Sullivan, is a constant reminder that they need to lead by example. They don’t want to do anything that they wouldn’t want their son to do. Natasha shares that “Knowing and doing are very different things. Most of us know what needs to be done but we may not necessarily do it. When Casey and I learn something new, it may be difficult, but deep down we know its the right thing to do – this is what we strive for – doing the right thing even if it is not the easiest.”

“It’s an ongoing process, but my wife and I are always looking for ways to improve ourselves and the lives of the people around us,” says Casey. “We Know it’s a journey and not a destination, as corny as that sounds.”

The Conscious Living Podcast is one of those things that can only create good. Not only will it serve Casey and Natasha, but it will serve it’s guests and it’s listeners. Win/Win/Win.

Whatever your next decision is make sure to make it consciously. Remember, even if you decide not to make a decision, that’s still a decision that, hopefully, you have made consciously!

Show Notes

  • Who Are Casey+Natasha? [0:35]
  • Who is Natasha Grey? [0:59]
  • Who is Casey Grey? [2:01]
  • What the The Conscious Living Podcast is all about. [2:49]
  • How The Conscious Living Podcast will serve YOU. [3:16]
  • The frequency of The Conscious Living Podcast. [4:12]
  • How can The Conscious Living Podcast better serve YOU? [4:20]