Top 5 Podcasts

I discovered podcasts about a year ago. It was a life changer. Dishes aren’t nearly as dreadful to do when I can be entertained by a podcast at the same time! I also love to put one going on walks, car rides, anywhere really. Learn and do life at the same time?! Win-win. I used to say I would love to be a professional student (nerdy I know), but now I don’t have to, because there are so many podcasts, that you could learn almost anything you wanted to for FREE!! How awesome is that?!

Another huge plus is whenever I listen to a great podcast, it inspires me to keep going on a project, or it lets me know I’m not alone, mostly just inspires me in many areas of life. I listen to a few for my business and I have learned SO much, it makes running a business much easier. So what I’m trying to say, if you don’t podcast yet, start! Right now!! {On iphones, there is a podcast app, and with my Android, I use the music app and there is a section called podcasts.}

Over the past year, I have honed into what my favorite podcasts are. I haven’t gotten into podcasts where they tell stories and what not so mine are all about learning; from self-care, to marketing, to health. Here we go:

The Tony Robbins Podcast

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Ah. So good. I started with Tony, and once I started, I binged and listened to every podcast he has in like 2 weeks. I haven’t done that with a single other podcast to date. The reason I love it so much is because it’s a podcast filled with many different subjects with guests of all kinds. It’s super inspirational too, well, that’s what Tony does. I learned about everything from business to emotional health to leading and beyond.

Bulletproof Radio

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So you probably have heard of Bulletproof Coffee, well Dave invented that. He also created the Bulletproof diet as well, which is a keto diet. His message is that you can feel great and have tons of energy if you eat the right foods as well as supplement where you cannot get the enough vitamins from food. He is a bio-hacker, always trying new and “crazy” things to see if it will make him feel and perform better. It’s all about health and for me, I love knowing why I should do something, even if I don’t always implement these things into my own life.

Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis

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Okay, ladies. SO GOOD!! Honestly. I just got introduced to this podcast last week and I have listened to probably 20 episodes. You’ve probably heard of the new book, “Girl, Wash Your Face”, right? (If you haven’t read it-go get it now.) This podcast is from the author of that book, Rachel Hollis. And if you read the book and loved it, this podcast is for you. If you don’t know who Rachel Hollis is, she is a mom of 4, who talks about everything from business to raising kids to marriage…and much much more. For me, she is super relate-able and open which I love. Go check this one out ASAP!

The Goal Digger Podcast

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This one is for all of you entrepreneurs out there. I have learned so much about marketing and running a small business from Jenna, it’s unbelievable! Sometimes, I can’t believe it’s free! SO much good content here from how to succeed on Instagram and Pinterest, to how to treat your customers, to why you should have an email list. I have started doing many things for my company from advice given straight from this podcast. Jenna is awesome, also down to earth, and she lives in Duluth! I think it’s awesome that she is in the midwest.

The School of Greatness

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Can you tell I like to be inspired? This podcast is just how it sounds. Lewis interviews awesome people, who inspire and have interesting backgrounds and stories. He was actually on The Rise Podcast and was really inspiring there, and that’s how I got connected with his. Totally worth the listen!

BONUS:: Rise Together Podcast

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This one is a bonus for two reasons. 1. I couldn’t leave it out. 2. I’ve only listened to one episode, but I loved it. So Rachel Hollis, from The Rise Podcast, is together with her husband here for a couples podcast! I love it for all of the reasons that I love the Rise Podcast. I’ve tried other podcasts about marriage and honestly, the couples bicker, or you can tell they are annoyed at times. But, I’m hoping I will love this as much as I’ve loved her podcast.

So there you go, all of my favorite podcasts! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And, I would love to know what you think! Also, if you have a favorite podcast that I need to know about, I am always looking for new podcasts! Leave a comment with your favorites :)

Happy listening!

Nikki

Pre-Natal Care: Part 2

I’m back for part 2 of my pre-natal care blog. I got so wrapped up in supplements, that the first part was a little longer then anticipated. But that’s all right, I’m now 4 days overdue, so I have been given ample time to add to the first part, haha. Also, I take that to mean that I am passionate about this subject. And I am, I love talking about pregnancy and think that you DON’T have to suffer through it! And that’s what these posts are intended to deliver. Take care of yourself during pregnancy, and you can feel great! I’m not talking about sickness here, I am talking about aches and pains, soreness, headaches or low back pain. Almost every mom I’ve met has had some sort of pre-natal tension or pain at some point in their pregnancy. So, what can you do? Continue on to find out! Here are my 3 Must Have Therapies:

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Introducing...

One thing that has gotten me thinking is how you can feel better at home in between sessions. How can I help you achieve that? I can show you stretches (more coming on YouTube soon!) that will help to keep everything lengthened and feeling good, I can give you tips on how to feel better, but I can also offer products such as lotions or Essential Oils to help relieve stress, pain, tension while we aren't together. 

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Self-Love Menu

Have you ever heard of a Self-Love Menu? I hadn't until a couple of weeks ago, but I love it! Basically, it's a menu of all of -or a few of- the things that you do to love yourself. I can't remember exactly where I saw it, but they recommended starting with a list of 10 things. In my head, I was like "Oh! That'll be easy!" Yeah, not so much. It was actually harder then I anticipated. 

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The Power of Touch

Touch is very powerful, both bad and good. I want to discuss the power of touch in a healthy, loving environment. Did you know that to thrive in relationships, as a baby, or as a child touch is SO important? The smallest touch can activate those reward centers in the brain and make us feel better. We feel happier, safer, more confident, more soothed and more connected.

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DIY Sunburn Relief

Hello, Hello! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. We decided to spend it as a family and had so much fun at the beach, doing yard work (yes that's fun to me!) and visiting friends and family. 

We had beautiful weather here in UP and I know quite a few people who enjoyed it so much they got sunburn. Some got REALLY bad sunburn. So this blog is for them, and any of you who may be in the same boat. 

This is a super quick DIY-talking 5 minutes quick- as long as you have the ingredients. I put this up on my Instagram stories too, and they will be on my highlight reel if you want to see videos there. 

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DIY Sunburn Relief

 

Ingredients Needed:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Jar to Store Cream
  • Pot 
  • Spoon
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The first step is to spoon about 1 cup of coconut oil into a pot.

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Then, turn on the heat and melt the coconut oil until it is completely melted. Once the coconut oil is melted, you can add 24 drops of Lavender and mix that into the coconut oil. (24 drops is for 4 oz of finished product. If you're doing less, reduce the amount of Lavender too).

 

 Hi Mary and pregnant belly! Haha

Hi Mary and pregnant belly! Haha

Once you mix in the essential oil, then you can put the mixture into a jar and ta-da! You're done! It's that easy. 

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Before using, let the mixture cool down a little, most likely back to a harden texture like regular coconut oil is. 

Then, you can apply the sunburn relief a few times a day until you feel like you've healed and redness has gone down. 

Enjoy!!