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Beautiful Souls Podcast celebrates the beauty and nourishment of health as a way of living and being. We embrace sustainable and slow but FULL food, fitness and living and speak with experts in the fields of whole foods nutrition, sustainable fitness, and long term healthy lifestyles and joy with real world impact. We deepen our journey into this space to wholeheartedly nourish our spirits. We’re not about body positivity, but every piece – rather, whole being positivity.

Beautiful Souls Julie Freeman

    • Health & Fitness

Beautiful Souls Podcast celebrates the beauty and nourishment of health as a way of living and being. We embrace sustainable and slow but FULL food, fitness and living and speak with experts in the fields of whole foods nutrition, sustainable fitness, and long term healthy lifestyles and joy with real world impact. We deepen our journey into this space to wholeheartedly nourish our spirits. We’re not about body positivity, but every piece – rather, whole being positivity.

    Lina Hayes – How One Moment Can Change A Life: On Conscious Living and Keeping It Real Through Photography

    Lina Hayes – How One Moment Can Change A Life: On Conscious Living and Keeping It Real Through Photography

    Lina Hayes – How One Moment Can Change A Life: On Conscious Living and Keeping It Real Through Photography
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    “We are fragile creatures, and it is from this weakness, not despite it, that we discover the possibility of true joy.” ― Desmond Tutu

    In this episode, I speak with Lina Hayes of Wild at Heart Photography.

    I am not sure where to start with Lina! She’s an amazing self-taught photographer from Sydney with acclaimed work in landscape photography and wedding photography. I’ve long admired the high calibre of photography that she produces – and the powerful stories behind what she shares.

    There’s beauty in what Lina talks about and the fact her Wild at Heart story begins from such a confronting moment of fragility. Throughout our conversation, I felt a lost for words but I hope the podcast speaks for itself. It was a real pleasure to sit down with Lina and discuss our shared passions.

    In a nutshell, we speak about the importance of making the most of our lives while we’ve got them and capturing real moments and stories with an underlying respect for slow, conscious living. Something that I treasure and I am sure you do too.

    I hope you love this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.

    Thank you, Lina. You’re top notch!

    Snapshot of this episode
    Lina’s reading: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


    Lina’s passion for storytelling and capturing moments through photography
    A severe case of the travel bug and the inspiration behind it
    “Colouring” outside the norm and the origins of Lina’s creativity
    The life-changing catalyst behind Wild at Heart Photography
    Blessings in disguise: Lina’s dramatic start in the industry
    The privileges and pleasures of documenting local, interstate and international weddings
    Mistakes, pleasures and lessons learnt from photography
    Lina’s respect and love for simplicity, slow living and mindfulness
    Enjoying each day and taking the time to slow down
    The pressure of living in an always on society and stepping outside that
    Taking inspiration and time to exercise: the power of moments away from work
    Photography’s ability to inspire positive actions and adventures
    Mindful wedding tips and wisdom for creating an authentic wedding
    The beauty of an unplugged wedding
    The joy of working with like-minded clients
    Where Lina finds the courage to swim against the current
    How Lina starts each day and finds strength within her lifestyle decisions and attitude
    The driving forces behind Lina’s work and the motivation to keep doing it


    Connect with Lina Hayes



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    Alexx Stuart – Can One Person Make a Difference? 3 Ways our Health Choices Impact the Planet

    Alexx Stuart – Can One Person Make a Difference? 3 Ways our Health Choices Impact the Planet

    Alexx Stuart – How Can One Person Make a Difference (While Having Fun)? 3 Ways our Health Choices Impact the Planet
     

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    In this episode, I speak with Alexx Stuart, Founder of the Low Tox Life.

    I first met Alexx at a Christmas party she hosted in 2014 – and while her hospitality inspired me, that wasn’t the only thing that got my attention. I started devouring her personal blog (an empowered movement and soon-to-be Low Tox Life business) while making some life-changes of my own.

    Her Low Tox Life community is now upwards of 53,000 people, with courses that’ve seen about 2,000 people go through.

    Alexx is an educator, health coach and influential authority in this space. Alexx’s infectious passion for change is creating ripples in the world. She’s helping a movement of people to ditch the guilt and get excited about the choices they make – and to ultimately be “a part of a solution.” She’s often at the back of my mind when I am buying food or coffees, or taking reusable bags to the shops! I rarely wear make up now too.

    If you’ve ever wondered – like I have many times before – how one person can make a difference, then I encourage you to listen to this episode with Alexx Stuart. She’s an example of just how powerful your voice and life can be.

    “My life is my message.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

    What is Low Tox Living?
    I believe it’s impossible to live a completely chemical-free life (chemicals exist in everything including the air we breathe) and, in a nutshell, the aim of low tox living is to be more mindful of any chemicals or toxins that we consume that could be detrimental to our health or the health of our planet. The idea is to minimise both the consumption and production of harmful chemicals or toxins.

    In this episode, Alexx talks more about her beautiful low tox life philosophy – and how it’s important for us to give what we can to low tox living. We don’t have to join a movement or become the next Gandhi, but we can make simple and affordable low tox choices right now.

    Low tox living could be our food choices, what we put on our skin or around our home, or it could even be our mindset.


    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt


    Snapshot of this episode



    The origins of Alexx’s insatiable enthusiasm
    Making a difference with our wallets each day
    The ability to relax and chip away with daily actions – without the pressure
    Alexx’s approach to low tox living
    Saying no to plastic
    Switching to spray-free foods or organic where possible
    Doubling your vegetable-intake
    The catalyst for Alexx turning her family organic in a week
    Making positive health and food choices even while money is tight
    Finding excitement in low tox living, without the overwhelm
    How one person can make an enormous difference/li

    Lily Nichols – Connecting the Body and Mind through Real Food Nutrition and Mindful Eating

    Lily Nichols – Connecting the Body and Mind through Real Food Nutrition and Mindful Eating

    Lily Nichols – Connecting the Body and Mind through Real Food Nutrition and Mindful Eating
     

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    In this episode, I speak with Lily Nichols of The Pilates Nutritionist.

    As well as being the founder of The Pilates Nutritionist – Lily’s business in making healthy uncomplicated and eating interesting again – Lily is a beautiful human being. One of Lily’s gifts is empowering others to discover healthy eating from a place of trust and enjoyment.

    I came to Lily in February 2015 with ailments galore (at least that’s what it felt like) and a question of whether food sensitivities were driving my myriad of icky symptoms. Things were not so peachy, but I was fortunate to work with Lily to solve some puzzles. I am grateful to Lily for her calm approach and ability to work me through the process of healing my body by firstly listening to its messages and I continue to reap the rewards.

    What is Real Food and Mindful Eating?
    What makes food REAL? Although all food may be “real” in some senses – it exists in the world after all – I’d like to get real with how I see it.

    Real food is not “food-like” substances or an imitation of foods. It’s the honest-to-goodness, bona fide of food: relatively unadulterated* and unrefined, simple yet delicious and highly nutritious whole foods that not only nourish our bodies, but also nourish our producers, consumers, and the earth, with great respect for the food system. It can be traced back generations and it’s closer to nature than what you’ll find on most supermarket shelves.

    Lily and I speak about real food as it relates to approaching and preparing food, and connecting deeper with what feels good for our bodies, which is basically where mindfulness and mindful eating come in. It’s about paying more attention to our bodies and being fully aware without judgement.

    If you’ve ever had a case of your food disappearing, followed by a sense of guilt, you’ll want to hear what Lily says about mindful eating.

    I get excited over the huge role that real food and mindful eating play in our lives, largely because the production and quality of the food that we put into our mouths (or into our bins!) has enormous impacts on our quality of life, our health, the health of our planet, and future food security.

    Snapshot of this episode
    A pivotal book for Lily: Nourishing Traditions

    Lily’s book: Real Food for Gestational Diabetes




    How Lily developed her philosophy in nutrition
    The strong foundation of a health-conscious family
    Importance of eating good quality food and maintaining health
    Combining wellness and nutrition focus to create The Pilates Nutritionist
    A tailored approach to mindfulness, movement and nutrition
    The infusion of mindfulness within Lily’s work
    Paying attenti

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    Kate Alexandra – Tuning Into the Body’s Wisdom and Creating Space for Radical Self Care

    Kate Alexandra – Tuning Into the Body’s Wisdom and Creating Space for Radical Self Care

    Kate Alexandra – Tuning Into the Body’s Wisdom and Creating Space for Radical Self Care
     

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    In this episode, I speak with Kate Alexandra of the Radical Self Care Project.

    Kate’s a multi-passionate YogaMama of two and Yogipreneur based in Sydney.

    The moment I met Kate I fell in love with her approach to women’s health and empowerment. Kate has a beautiful way of creating sacred space for wholehearted learning through embodiment and she empowers her students to tune into their bodies and connect with their highest potential.

    The Radical Self Care Project is a nourishing program for women, founded on the philosophies of yoga, mindfulness and the wisdom of seasons and cycles. Doors open again in mid 2017.

    What is Radical Self Care?
    What makes self care RADICAL? We often feel guilty about self-care because we worry we’re self-indulging or putting our needs above others; when that need not be the case.

    It’s radical due in part because of the guilt and, if taken seriously, it asks us to go beyond our ideas of what it means to be well and nourished. There’s a beautiful level of self love, awareness and listening that we can access through self care and I love the way Kate guides her students to get clear on what the body, mind, emotional self, and spiritual self needs for personal sustainability as a journey and process.

    I have experienced the powerful results of the RSCP process and I recommend digging in.

    Snapshot of this episode
    Kate’s reading: Yoni Shakti by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli




    An explanation of yoga nidra
    Unlocking stories within the body
    Yoga as a way of letting go
    The impact of insomnia and anxiety postpartum
    Post birth recovery and the healing power of yoga nidra
    Surrender and experience of self awareness
    Kate’s “magnum opus” and the catalyst for RSCP
    Coming into relationship with her own self care
    Making life-changing decisions and creating boundaries
    The deepening and intermingling of self worth, self love and self care
    Practical steps to tune into and listen to the body’s needs
    Focus of serving others and reacting to the urgency
    Self love and creating a positive change in the world
    Building resilience through practice
    Learning acceptance and maintaining focus when obstacles arise
    Experiencing ourselves through connection


    Connect with Kate Alexandra



    Follow Kate via her Website, Instagram and Facebook

    • 41 min

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