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Embracing a holistic lifestyle with a dash of farm charm, this weekly podcast will shed light on the hard and the toughness we put into sowing the seeds of our health, and cultivating our futures, so we can reap what we sow into a fulfilled rural life. Join me, Dawn Marie as your host, a certified nutrition coach, mama of 3, farm wife of 1, living in rural Iowa - loving the heck out of life!

Harvesting Her Way Dawn Marie

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Embracing a holistic lifestyle with a dash of farm charm, this weekly podcast will shed light on the hard and the toughness we put into sowing the seeds of our health, and cultivating our futures, so we can reap what we sow into a fulfilled rural life. Join me, Dawn Marie as your host, a certified nutrition coach, mama of 3, farm wife of 1, living in rural Iowa - loving the heck out of life!

    Securing Your Harvest: A Guide to Financial Wellness

    Securing Your Harvest: A Guide to Financial Wellness

    Financial Planning and Investment Strategies in the Agricultural Community

    This episode engages with financial advisor Amanda Schneider from Foundations Wealth Partners based in Iowa, focusing on financial planning and investments within the agricultural sector.

    Amanda offers insights into common financial misconceptions, and the importance of having a comprehensive investment strategy that spans operating expenses, life events, and retirement savings. She addresses the unique challenges faced by those in the agricultural community.

    Emphasis on succession planning, risk management, and the value of maintaining a diverse financial portfolio alongside agricultural investments. The conversation also covers the practical aspects of starting financial planning, regardless of one's current financial situation, and highlights the psychological barriers to effective financial management.

    Additionally, the relevance of life insurance as a tool for estate management and smooth transition in farm operations is discussed. Amanda advocates for proactive financial health checks and encourages listeners to be advocates for their financial well-being.



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    Thank you to today's episode sponsor, the ⁠Iowa Pork Producers Association⁠ - it's no secret I'm crazy about pork but if you asked me what my favorite pork cut is - it'd have to be tenderized pork loins. Because they help me hit my protein goals and they grill up so deliciously quick when we are busy with planting, softball, or if I space off starting supper on time!
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    Questions or want to connect with Amanda? Find her at all the places:

    raymondjames.com/fwp

    IG: foundations.wealth.partners

    FB: Amanda Schneider, Financial Advisor with Raymond James

    00:00 Welcome and Podcast Rebranding
    00:29 Introducing the Episode's Theme: Financial Planning in Agriculture
    01:20 Guest Introduction: Amanda Schneider, Financial Advisor
    03:33 Diving into Financial Planning: Misconceptions and Strategies
    06:47 The Importance of a Good Fit with Financial Advisors
    10:56 Understanding Investments and Retirement Planning
    19:45 The Role of Life Insurance in Financial Planning
    21:55 Closing Thoughts and Contact Information

    • 26 min
    Empowering Ag Chicks: The Importance of Female Fitness

    Empowering Ag Chicks: The Importance of Female Fitness

    We have another returning guest, Andrea Flemming, who is not only the host’s mentor and friend but also a multi-passionate serial entrepreneur now venturing into fitness programs. Our discussion kicks off with a reflection on Andrea’s fitness journey, highlighting her transition from a fitness skeptic to an advocate, particularly for women in agriculture. Andrea shares her personal battle with anxiety, depression, and her initial distaste for physical exercise, tracing her path to finding joy in fitness through weightlifting over cardio.

    More in this episode: importance of fitness in the agricultural sector, addressing the physical demands of farm work, and the benefits of strength training and core exercises.

    Andrea emphasizes mobility, stability, and strength in preventing injuries and improving daily functional movements. We encourage listeners to find a fitness routine that fits their lifestyle and to continue exploring until they find what works best for them.



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    Find Andrea in all the places:

    www.thatfitagvocate.com

    @thatfitagvocate on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube & Facebook


    00:00 Welcome Back to Harvesting Her Way
    00:41 Diving Deep into Female Fitness with Andrea Flemming
    01:14 Andrea's Personal Fitness Journey and Transformation
    06:22 The Importance of Fitness in Agriculture
    11:52 Debunking Fitness Misconceptions and Tips for Getting Started
    21:09 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement

    • 24 min
    Evolution of Love: Lessons Learned in 15 Years of Marriage

    Evolution of Love: Lessons Learned in 15 Years of Marriage

    In this candid solo episode of 'Harvesting Her Way', Dawn reflects on the evolution of her marriage and personal growth from the echoes of her new 'shopiffce'. She discusses the significance of understanding oneself and one's partner, sharing insights into her marriage's journey of trial, error, and adaptation over 15 years. The episode delves into the challenges of communication, setting expectations, and the impact of personal development tools like human design, Enneagram, and therapy. Key lessons include the importance of self-reflection, the transformative power of facing and healing from personal traumas and fostering a supportive and understanding relationship dynamic. The host emphasizes the value of communication, and taking ownership of one's happiness and fulfillment in marriage and personal life.


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    00:00 Welcome to My New Echoey Office: The Shopiffice
    00:43 Reflecting on 15 Years of Marriage and Personal Growth
    01:43 The Evolution of Our Marriage: Trials, Kids, and Communication
    04:42 Facing Life's Challenges Together: Cancer, Kids, and Self-Discovery
    05:17 Embracing Self-Development and Strengthening Our Marriage
    08:09 Navigating Family Life and Farming: A Balancing Act
    11:26 The Power of Self-Reflection and Therapy in Personal Growth
    12:33 Celebrating Individuality and Supporting Each Other
    16:00 Concluding Thoughts: The Journey of Self-Discovery and Relationship Growth

    • 18 min
    Navigating Farm Life and Family Vacations

    Navigating Farm Life and Family Vacations

    Dawn Marie addresses a topic requested by her audience through an Instagram poll: how to balance vacations with the demanding schedules of farming and ranching. She shares insights gathered from her own experiences and those of others in the farming community, including planning around busy agricultural seasons, leveraging farm calendars for chore management, and the importance of communication and planning for potential absences away from ag operations.

    There are challenges and rewards of planning vacations, and she shares practical tips for listeners balancing similar lifestyles.

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    00:00 Welcome & Reflecting on Podcast Milestones
    00:17 Organizing Chaos & Planning for Episode 100
    01:01 Engaging with Listeners & Upcoming Topics
    02:06 Exploring Health Insurance Options for Farmers
    03:38 Vacation Planning for Farming Families
    04:07 Navigating Family Time & Farm Responsibilities
    06:58 Strategies for Planning Farm Vacations
    20:51 Closing Thoughts & Inviting Listener Suggestions

    • 22 min
    Empower Your Health: Navigating the Healthcare System with Susan Salenger

    Empower Your Health: Navigating the Healthcare System with Susan Salenger

    In this episode of 'Harvesting Her Way', we welcome Susan Salenger, author and researcher of 'Behind Sidelined', a book that explores navigating the broken healthcare system from a woman's perspective. Susan discusses the role of women as medical gatekeepers, the importance of self-care, and shares her journey from the film industry to researching and writing her book.

    Susan emphasizes the value of;


    getting second opinions in healthcare,
    advocating for oneself, and
    the need to take charge of one's health and well-being.


    Susan has an upcoming book on 'gaslighting' in healthcare is briefly mentioned, highlighting its relevance in current discussions.

    ** If you have been misdiagnosed with an illness - Susan is working on her next book about gaslighting and would love to hear from you. All your information is kept confidential. Email her at scsalenger@yahoo.com
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    This episode is sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, underlining the importance of providing safe, nutritious, and sustainable food. Follow @IowaPork on Instagram or visit their website www.iowapork.org

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    Find and follow along with Susan:

    TikTok

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Book purchase: Amazon

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    00:00 Welcome to the Show: Introducing Susan Salinger
    01:32 Susan's Journey: From Film to Authorship
    02:26 Navigating Healthcare: The Genesis of 'Sideline'
    16:33 The Power of Second Opinions and Self-Advocacy
    23:12 Embracing Exercise: Susan's Personal Fitness Journey
    31:32 Final Thoughts and Upcoming Projects

    • 36 min
    Strengthening the Core of Motherhood: Miranda's SHE Fitness Philosophy

    Strengthening the Core of Motherhood: Miranda's SHE Fitness Philosophy

    Hello, episode 90 of Harvesting Her Way! Today we chat it up with Miranda Hair, the founder of She Fitness, a personal training and fitness business focusing on women's health, especially around pregnancy and postpartum wellness. Miranda is based in Missouri, she shares her journey from being an X-ray technician to starting She Fitness to educate and assist women in maintaining fitness safely during and after pregnancy. She discusses the importance of pelvic floor health and offers insight into her personal training programs, which are customized to fit the needs and lifestyles of busy mothers. Miranda highlights the benefits of exercising through pregnancy, addresses common misconceptions about workout safety during pregnancy, and underscores the necessity for pelvic floor strength for overall wellness. The episode also delves into the significance of advocating for one's health and the transformative potential of targeted exercise programs for women at all stages of motherhood.


    You can find Miranda on all the platforms:

    www.she-fitness.net

    Instagram @_shefitness

    Facebook

    YouTube


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    00:00 Welcome to Episode 90: Introducing Miranda of She Fitness
    01:00 Miranda's Journey: From Personal Trainer to Business Owner
    02:20 The Birth of She Fitness: Empowering Women Through Fitness
    09:59 Understanding Pelvic Floor Health: A Deep Dive
    16:10 Pregnancy and Fitness: Busting Myths and Sharing Tips
    23:01 Personalized Fitness Programs: Tailoring Workouts to Your Needs
    35:55 Advocating for Pelvic Floor Health: Miranda's Closing Thoughts

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Calli Williams - TW ANGUS ,

Positive. Insightful. Must listen!

Dawn is such a positive light, and resource to many. I love listening to learn more about my own mental / physical health and wellbeing, along with the topics in agriculture she covers by welcoming such unique guests.

MicheleKing20 ,

Great Podcast for rural women

I found this podcast back in the winter and binged listened to it to get caught up. I look forward to new episodes each week. Looking at health and cycling in a different format has been mind opening!

Mrscorreia14 ,

Keeping it Real!

I discovered this podcast through Climbing w/Coach Kiah podcast and felt an instant connection to the topics. I’m involved in the ag industry and have been on a health journey since COVID. I love how Dawn keeps it real, and has actionable suggestions. Sometimes we just need somebody to pull back that curtain so we can see how things really are and this podcast really does that. So thank you and I look forward to each episode!!

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