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Welcome to Courageous Wellness. Each week we will be releasing episodes interviewing real people about their individual journeys in health and wellness. From physical wellness to emotional and spiritual, we will hear courageous stories of wellness and why it is important to share them.

Courageous Wellness Aly French and Erica Stein

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to Courageous Wellness. Each week we will be releasing episodes interviewing real people about their individual journeys in health and wellness. From physical wellness to emotional and spiritual, we will hear courageous stories of wellness and why it is important to share them.

    Aly & Erica Talk Anxiety, Diet, and Daily Routine During a Global Pandemic

    Aly & Erica Talk Anxiety, Diet, and Daily Routine During a Global Pandemic

    This week on the podcast it is just the two of us and we are sharing updates during this uncertain time. In this episode we answer some of our most asked questions as we discuss anxiety, diet, and daily routine's during this global pandemic. We also dive deeper into tips and tools that are helping us manage and hope will inspire you during your own self-quarantine. We also realize it is a privilege to be home right now and have the most appreciation for our healthcare workers, grocers, delivery service workers, and all those who are working outside the home right now. We are also thinking of all the people (and our friends) who have lost their jobs at this time. 
    We recorded this just yesterday (March 24th!) and hope you enjoy the episode. Feel free to reach out at www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com
    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!



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    • 59 min
    Angela Mavridis On Optimzing Her Health Through an Ancestral Eating Style and Creating TRIBALÍ Foods Through Sourcing Sustainable and Delicious Ingredients

    Angela Mavridis On Optimzing Her Health Through an Ancestral Eating Style and Creating TRIBALÍ Foods Through Sourcing Sustainable and Delicious Ingredients

    Today on the podcast we sit down with Angela Mavridis founder of TRIBALÍ Foods! As a kid in her grandmother’s kitchen in Greece, Angela discovered the nurturing power of real foods. Angela saw her grandmother happily cooking, a naturally paleo diet, from scratch — using only real organic, local, and heirloom foods. Ironically, back in the states, Angela’s dad owned a fast-food hamburger drive-thru serving up burgers, fries, and shakes. With a busy schedule, the family ordered dinner from their restaurant more often than not. On her quest for healthier eating, Angela became a vegetarian at the age of 13. 
    As an adult, She was constantly bloated and tired -- and was suffering from a variety of unidentifiable health issues that were masked by modern medicine.  She decided to go back to school and become a holistic nutritionist -- and after years of fueling her body with endless combinations of protein powders, shakes, supplements, and bars, she decided to return to her original way of eating when growing up in Greece. 
    After 35-years as a vegetarian, she came to realize that clean animal meats paired with real, ancestral ingredients made her feel better physically and emotionally. Within days, her gut and digestive issues subsided and her body started to heal. Making it her mission to capture the magic of her grandmother’s kitchen in a way that fits into today’s busy lifestyles, Angela got cooking -- and her business was born. Today, TRIBALÍ Foods seeks and sources 100% organic high-quality animal meats — from grass fed and grass finished pastured beef to free-range chicken, humanely raised pork, and wild-caught seafood — to create a flavorful, versatile, and nutrient-dense centerpieces for wholesome, satisfying meals. On this episode, Angela takes us through her incredible personal journey as we discuss all things food, diet, meat industry, and TRIBALÍ. 
    We can’t wait to hear what you think of this episode, so don’t forget to tag us on instagram @courageouswellness and let us know your thoughts!
    To learn more about TRIBALÍ Foods you can visit: https://tribalifoods.com
    Or follow her on Instagram at:https://www.instagram.com/tribalifoods/
     

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!



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    This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout! We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit www.foursigmatic.com and use the code: courageous at checkout!

    • 45 min
    Grigore Madikians of Gaffer & Child on Skin Care, Self Care and Radiating In the World

    Grigore Madikians of Gaffer & Child on Skin Care, Self Care and Radiating In the World

    On this episode we sit down with Grigore Madikians the founder and creator of Gaffer & Child, a company that uses clean skincare to inspire mindful living. Grigore shares his personal story of struggling with problem skin and the harsh chemical products he was given as treatment. Using these products ignored his own core beliefs around sustainability and how he wanted to treat his body, but was unable to find an alternative -- so he started to create his own natural skin care products! 
    In the last two decades of making his own natural skin-care products, he has  learned so much about the farmers who sustainably grow the ingredients, the health and safety of people using the products, how we improve our local economies when we buy from businesses within our own communities, and how we show respect to the creatures we share this planet with by not using them in product testing.
    In this conversation we discuss the unique Gaffer & Child products, his commitment to self care rituals through skincare and beyond, and so much more! We can’t wait for you to hear this conversation -- and also have a special discount code for our listeners. For 33% off all Gaffer & Child products, visit GafferandChild.com and use the code: courageouswellness at checkout.
    We personally love the hydrating serum and are excited for you to try these products too! 
    We can’t wait to hear what you think of this episode, so don’t forget to tag us on instagram @courageouswellness and let us know your thoughts!
    To learn more about Gaffer & Child you can visit: https://www.gafferandchild.com
    Or follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/gafferandchild/
     

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!



    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and get in touch at https://www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com


    This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout! We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit www.foursigmatic.com and use the code: courageous at checkout!

    • 42 min
    Aly & Erica Discuss Their Current Relationship with Food, Diet Culture, and Self Care

    Aly & Erica Discuss Their Current Relationship with Food, Diet Culture, and Self Care

    Today on the podcast it is just the two of us! On this episode we discuss our current relationship with food, diet culture, and self care. We also discuss Geneen Roth's book: Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, our experience during January Whole30, and much more! 
     
    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!



    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and get in touch at https://www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com


    This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout! We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit www.foursigmatic.com and use the code: courageous at checkout!

    • 51 min
    Katie Beecher Talks Medical Intuition, Being a Professional Medical Intuitive, and Tapping into Your Own Intuitive Power

    Katie Beecher Talks Medical Intuition, Being a Professional Medical Intuitive, and Tapping into Your Own Intuitive Power

    This week on the podcast we have internationally known Medical and Emotional Intuitive and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience, Katie Beecher. Katie has been featured in popular publications including Goop and was first exposed to medical intuition at a workshop with famous Medical Intuitive Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, where she discovered her unique abilities. 
    With countless testimonials, and an insane accuracy rate, Katie has helped people all over the world with their medical ailments. On this episode we dive into her personal story tapping into her psychic abilities, and how she helps individuals tap into their own intuition -- with practical tools and tips. We also discuss skepticism around medical intuition, and psychic abilities in general, and have an incredible discussion that has stayed with us far beyond the conversation!
    We can’t wait to hear what you think of this episode, so don’t forget to tag us on instagram @courageouswellness and let us know your thoughts!
    To learn more about Katie you can visit: https://katiebeecher.com
    Or follow her on Instagram at: @KatieBeecher_medical_intuitive
     

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!



    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and get in touch at https://www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com


    This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout! We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit www.foursigmatic.com and use the code: courageous at checkout!

    • 51 min
    Cynthia Tice, Founder of Lily’s Sweets, Discusses Giving Up Sugar, Optimal Eating and Integrating Philanthropy and Business

    Cynthia Tice, Founder of Lily’s Sweets, Discusses Giving Up Sugar, Optimal Eating and Integrating Philanthropy and Business

    This week on the podcast we are happy to bring you a conversation with Cynthia Tice, founder of the popular sugar-free chocolate brand, Lily’s Sweets. In everything they make, Lilys sources Non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients harvested through Fair Trade practices, and ensures every product is botanically sweetened—meaning no refined or processed sugars. On this episode Cynthia takes us through her own journey with food and how she was a pioneer in the natural foods business with her own Philadelphia market in the late 1970’s. In the early 2000’s she kicked sugar for good but of course her love of chocolate made that difficult. In 2010 she and her long time friend, launched lily’s sweets and since then Lily’s have grown and become a mainstream staple for all of us who want to enjoy well sourced delicious chocolate without the added sugar!
    Cynthia has now transitioned to overseeing Lily’s philanthropic work, which has been a core component of the company, since its inception. Lily’s pledges a percentage of its earnings to non-profit organizations that support the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. If you are interested in how to be a conscious entrepreneur and how to create wonderful products without compromising quality, you won’t want to miss this conversation with Cynthia! We are sure it’s going to make your mouth water for some healthy chocolate alternatives this February!
    To learn more about Lily's Sweets you can visit: https://lilys.com
    Or follow them on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/Lilys_Sweets/
     

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday!



    You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness and get in touch at https://www.courageouswellnesspodcast.com


    This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals!  To receive 15% off your purchase visit www.beekeepersnaturals.com/courageouswellness and use code: courageouswellness (all one word) at checkout! We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit www.foursigmatic.com and use the code: courageous at checkout!


     
     
     

    • 47 min

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