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I'm Alana Gentry, aka Alana Banana (children’s music artist from The Alana Banana Show & foster mom). I love hanging out with kids but I also really love connecting with you, the grownups, taking about life (the ups and downs) and what lights you up. When we give ourselves permission to find and do the things we love everyday, even if it's for a short amount of time, we feel better. When we feel better that influences those around us, especially the little one's in our lives.Each week I'll share stories of people's resilience and have guests that are making an inspired impact in the world. I'll also be putting out shorter solo episodes occasionally to talk about life, parenting and how we can find more presence in our day to day lives. Subscribe for weekly doses of inspiration and follow on Instagram @TheAlanaBananaShow

Inspired Grownups with Alana Banana Alana Banana

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 50 Ratings

I'm Alana Gentry, aka Alana Banana (children’s music artist from The Alana Banana Show & foster mom). I love hanging out with kids but I also really love connecting with you, the grownups, taking about life (the ups and downs) and what lights you up. When we give ourselves permission to find and do the things we love everyday, even if it's for a short amount of time, we feel better. When we feel better that influences those around us, especially the little one's in our lives.Each week I'll share stories of people's resilience and have guests that are making an inspired impact in the world. I'll also be putting out shorter solo episodes occasionally to talk about life, parenting and how we can find more presence in our day to day lives. Subscribe for weekly doses of inspiration and follow on Instagram @TheAlanaBananaShow

    The Secrets We Hold & Share with Lara Plutte

    The Secrets We Hold & Share with Lara Plutte

    Today we're talking with one of my long time friend's Lara Plutte. Lara and I started this conversation a few weeks ago when she asked me to be a part of KCRW's 24 hr radio race with her.  We wrote, produced and recorded a 4 min non-fiction piece around the theme they gave us that day which was "your secret is safe with me" which you'll hear at the end of this episode. 

    It inspired us to have a deeper conversation around secrets, parenting and how to return to the present moment in challenging times. There are so many great take aways in this episode. 

    With more than twenty-five years of formal and informal meditation and yoga experience, Lara is now a practicing therapist with a focus on practical tools to care for yourself and others in the present moments of life. It was when Lara became a mom, 18 years ago, that she truly dove into mindfulness meditation to support her deep desire to be present for, accept, even embrace the wild ride of parenting. Lara now combines her experience as a therapist, a teacher, a writer and a mom to support others in the practice of being present. She has a Masters in Social Work and the Arts, is a graduate of the InsightLA Mindfulness Facilitator Training Program and a wife and mom to two teenagers, two cats, two dogs and one dragon. 
    To connect with Lara go to her website www.larapluttetherapy.com and follow her on IG@mindfulmamamondays
    To connect with me, Alana Banana, follow on IG @TheAlanaBananaShow or join the Inspired Grownups Private FB Group.

    For The Alana Banana Show kids content subscribe to our Youtube Channel or listen to music online wherever you stream your music. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Exploring the Akashic Records with Emily Harrison - Part 2

    Exploring the Akashic Records with Emily Harrison - Part 2

    In today's episode Emily gives me a reading from the Akashic Records. I ask her a few questions that have to do with my relationship to our daughter's biological mother. They're personal questions to my own life but the answers that come through are universal and can benefit anyone. 

    If you're asking "what are the Akashic Records" ? They are known to be the realm of infinite intelligence where all information, past, present and future is stored. 
    If you're curious, intrigued and wondering how this is possible take a listen our previous conversation, Part 1. 

    Emily Harrison is the Founder/Director of The Akashic Academy, a modern day mystery school, dedicated to sharing knowledge that is empowering the planet to resource superconscious intelligence from within.  In 2021, Emily was named one of the five most innovative business women by Entrepreneur Magazine. After being featured on Gaia TV, HBO, Netflix, Thrive, The Huffington Post, and on stage at Harvard University,  Emily is now creating quantum, in person experiences, within the most powerful vortexes on the planet, so people can experience accelerated activation and embodiment of their Soul mission. 
    To connect with Emily go to her website:  https://theakashicacademy.com
    You can also find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theakashicacademy and IG: @theakashicacademy

    To connect with me, Alana Banana, follow on IG @TheAlanaBananaShow or join the Inspired Grownups Private FB Group. 
    For The Alana Banana Show kids content subscribe to our Youtube Channel or listen to music online wherever you stream your music. 
    The Alana Banana Show on Apple Music
    The Alana Banana Show on Spotify

    • 37 min
    Exploring the Akashic Records with Emily Harrison - Part 1

    Exploring the Akashic Records with Emily Harrison - Part 1

    Have you ever heard of the Akashic Records?  They are known to be the realm of infinite intelligence where all information, past, present and future is stored. 
    If you're curious, intrigued and wondering how this is possible take a listen. 

    In today's episode, Part 1,  we learn more about the Akashic Records and how we all have access to them. Our guest today, Emily Harrison, guides us in this realm and also happens to be one of my best friends.
    Emily is the Founder/Director of The Akashic Academy, a modern day mystery school, dedicated to sharing knowledge that is empowering the planet to resource superconscious intelligence from within.  In 2021, Emily was named one of the five most innovative business women by Entrepreneur Magazine. After being featured on Gaia TV, HBO, Netflix, Thrive, The Huffington Post, and on stage at Harvard University,  Emily is now creating quantum, in person experiences, within the most powerful vortexes on the planet, so people can experience accelerated activation and embodiment of their Soul mission. 

    Stay tuned for Part 2 next week when we dive into a reading from the Akashic Records.
    To connect with Emily go to her website:  https://theakashicacademy.com
    You can also find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theakashicacademy and IG: @theakashicacademy

    To connect with me, Alana Banana, follow on IG @TheAlanaBananaShow or join the Inspired Grownups Private FB Group. 
    For The Alana Banana Show kids content subscribe to our Youtube Channel or listen to music online wherever you stream your music. 
    The Alana Banana Show on Apple Music
    The Alana Banana Show on Spotify

    • 53 min
    Finding Simplicity in Gratitude

    Finding Simplicity in Gratitude

    We've all heard about the importance and benefits of bringing gratitude into our daily lives.  In this short solo episode I talk about not feeling physically great and waking up in the middle of the night with the very clear message of "Find simplicity in gratitude". I talk about how that helped me move forward in my week and how the reminder of this can help us stay present and create more space in our minds and in our lives. I also share a song I wrote for The Alana Banana Show a few years back at the end called "Thank You". 
    Thank You Video on YouTube

    To connect with me, Alana Banana, follow on IG @TheAlanaBananaShow or join the Inspired Grownups Private FB Group.

    For The Alana Banana Show kids content subscribe to our Youtube Channel or listen to music online wherever you stream your music. 
    The Alana Banana Show on Apple Music
    The Alana Banana Show on Spotify

    • 15 min
    Becoming Foster Parents with Alana & Erich - Part 2

    Becoming Foster Parents with Alana & Erich - Part 2

    Today my husband, Erich, and I give you an update on our fostering journey. We talk about court hearings, extending compassion and empathy to biological family and share a new kids song, soon to be our new single, inspired by our girl. 
    Listen to Part 1 HERE

    To connect with me, Alana Banana, follow on IG @TheAlanaBananaShow or join the Inspired Grownups Private FB Group.

    For The Alana Banana Show kids content subscribe to our Youtube Channel or listen to music online wherever you stream your music. 
    The Alana Banana Show on Apple Music
    The Alana Banana Show on Spotify

    • 30 min
    Healing Through Music with Porter Singer

    Healing Through Music with Porter Singer

    I know most of us can agree that music has healing qualities and can be a source of therapy for us whether we write it, listen, sing or move to it. 

    My guest today is a very talented singer-songwriter (and mom) who has spent much of her life sharing music and sound in different ways. 

    We met through the yoga community years ago and decided to have a conversation with each other that we would share on both of our podcasts. Mine being "Inspired Grownups" and her's being "Inspired Artist".  We get into the many ways music & sound can help us heal and grow at different times in our lives. 

    Porter Singer is a spiritually-inclined musician, emotional fluency coach, podcaster and founder of body cello. Her intention is to beam out a harmonious vibration that gathers lightworkers in collaborative community. Porter has released a variety of singles as "Porter Singer, nine albums as "Sirgun Kaur" and one album as "Porter" called (The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy). She has performed in Europe and across the United States, leading conscious wellness festivals such as Bhakti Fest. She hosts Inspired Artist Podcast: Conversations with Spiritual Creatives; and the "Sensitive Superhero Tribe" on Facebook. 
    To connect with Porter go to her website http://www.PorterSinger.com Watch on Youtube & follow on IG@Iamportersinger 
    Listen to Inspired Artist Podcast
    To connect with me, Alana Banana, follow on IG @TheAlanaBananaShow or join the Inspired Grownups Private FB Group. 
    For The Alana Banana Show kids content subscribe to our Youtube Channel or listen to music online wherever you stream your music. 
    The Alana Banana Show on Apple Music
    The Alana Banana Show on Spotify

    • 57 min

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Love Alana so much. So deeply appreciate her sharing herself in such a real vulnerable way and making space for others to do the same ❤️

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Love this show

I love this show so much. I’m so grateful for Alana’s vulnerability and the way she supports that in her guests as well. I have learned so much and enjoyed every episode!

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Obsessed with Alana’s conversations.I love to learn about people and their lives. We’ve all been on such different paths to get where we are. 🥰

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