36 episodes

Lead to Gold is an enlightening podcast dedicated to exploring the realms of personal growth, wellness, and spiritual development, without the Instagram BS. Hosted by English teacher, writer, and multi-faceted life learner Erin Taylor, each episode takes listeners on a journey of conversation, keeping it cozy as if gathered on the couch with a good friend. Whether you seek guidance on self-discovery, mindfulness, relationships, or conscious living, this podcast is a valuable resource for alchemizing your life and turning heavy challenges into golden opportunities for growth. Join the conversation and discover the profound connection between realistic, everyday personal development and the sacred, often elusive path of the soul. 

Lead to Gold Erin Taylor

    • Society & Culture
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Lead to Gold is an enlightening podcast dedicated to exploring the realms of personal growth, wellness, and spiritual development, without the Instagram BS. Hosted by English teacher, writer, and multi-faceted life learner Erin Taylor, each episode takes listeners on a journey of conversation, keeping it cozy as if gathered on the couch with a good friend. Whether you seek guidance on self-discovery, mindfulness, relationships, or conscious living, this podcast is a valuable resource for alchemizing your life and turning heavy challenges into golden opportunities for growth. Join the conversation and discover the profound connection between realistic, everyday personal development and the sacred, often elusive path of the soul. 

    036 - Fighting The Good Fight Against Climate Anxiety

    036 - Fighting The Good Fight Against Climate Anxiety

    Happy Earth Day, friends! In this episode, we delve into a topic often overlooked amidst the climate crisis: the emotional toll it takes on individuals. We'll explore the concept of climate anxiety and how we can combat it by reframing our relationship with the Earth and its people. From community initiatives to personal rituals, let's talk actionable strategies to transform eco-anxiety into eco-empowerment. Idk about you but I'm trying to stay filled with gratitude and reverence for our planet!

    Show notes:
    Yale Sustainability: Yale Experts Explain Climate AnxietyA very relevant blog post: Nature, the body, and burnoutSupport the show with a shirt, sticker, or another goodie at TeePublic!Subscribe to the blogFollow me on InstagramThanks to DayFox for the intro/outro song!

    • 44 min
    035 - Surrendering to Change

    035 - Surrendering to Change

    It's eclipse season, and today marks the total solar eclipse showing its beautiful face over most of the United States. It's a big deal for a lot of reasons, but today we're focusing on the theme of change that this phenomenon often brings along with it. Even if you don't consider yourself a believer in astrology, this conversation is for everyone and can be used at any time. Let's talk about why change is so dang scary!

    Show notes:
    Support the show with a shirt, sticker, or another goodie at TeePublic!Subscribe to the blogFollow me on InstagramThanks to DayFox for the intro/outro song!🌎 Guess what? I'm doing another donation giveaway!
    For the entire month of April, I am focusing my efforts at Lead to Gold toward climate action. For every new subscriber to the blog or rating on the podcast (on any streaming service), I will donate $10 to Project Drawdown. No screenshots necessary - I'll tally everything up on April 30th and send donations their way. Thank you SO MUCH for participating and being an amazing Earth healer with me. 🌏

    • 38 min
    034 - Nourishing Our Relationships

    034 - Nourishing Our Relationships

    Whether it's our partner, someone we're dating, or a dear friend, all of our closest relationships should feel nourishing to our soul. So let's have a discussion on just how to do this work! We'll delve into the art of prioritizing our loved ones' needs, the beauty of 'gifting' our love through thoughtful gestures, and the often unseen game-changer of letting go of trivial matters. There is a transformative impact of focusing on what truly matters in our connections with others - so let's get started.

    Show notes:
    The Madelyn Moon Show: Kink, Karma and Repairing Love with John Wineland (their conversation relevant to this episode begins around 32:30)Astrology of the Week with Chani NicholasSupport the show with a shirt, sticker, or another goodie at TeePublic!Subscribe to the blogFollow me on InstagramThanks to DayFox for the intro/outro song!

    • 47 min
    033 - When Everything Feels Like A Distraction

    033 - When Everything Feels Like A Distraction

    This may be a podcast devoted to wellness, but look...we can't always be "well" without talking about some of the harder, scarier parts of life. So today, we're gonna have a conversation about everyone favorite mental phenomenon: the existential crisis! These exist and manifest in a lot of different ways, but for today's purposes, we're getting into the specific flavor of "waking up" to the real world, experiencing disillusionment, and wondering what the hell is wrong with everyone.

    Don't worry, I have some solutions we can practice. 🤍 Sending lots of love.

    Show notes:
    A very relevant blog post: "We feel in order to heal"Support the show with a shirt, sticker, or another goodie at TeePublic!Subscribe to the blogFollow me on InstagramFunkyFrogBait's video at 39:18: "STOP Falling for RAGE BAIT"Thanks to DayFox for the intro/outro song!

    • 47 min
    032 - Falling Into the "Wellness Industry" & Climbing Back Out

    032 - Falling Into the "Wellness Industry" & Climbing Back Out

    Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by social media advertisements and obviously dishonest marketing. 👀 In this episode, we're delving into the complex world of wellness, unraveling the stark differences between the commercialized "wellness industry" and the authentic essence of true wellness. Let's uncover what true wellness means and how it extends beyond superficial trends to encompass holistic health of mind, body, and spirit. Let's challenge common misconceptions and rediscover genuine well-being. Warning: It's gonna take a lot of critical thinking.

    Show notes:
    Some very relevant blog posts: "Why you need media literacy, right now" and "The loneliness epidemic & self-care as a remedy"Support the show with a shirt, sticker, or another goodie at TeePublic!Subscribe to the blogFollow me on InstagramFavorite factual resources on wellness culture:Maintenance Phase - podcast on junk science and wellness fads; bonus points for being genuinely hystericalConspirituality - podcast on dismantling beliefs of problematic wellness gurus and their products and claimsAbbey's Kitchen - YouTube channel testing trending diets and offering scientifically studied nutrition adviceBlog post mentioned at 45:42: A letter to myself at 19Thanks to DayFox for the intro/outro song!

    • 50 min
    031 - Postcards from Yogaville - w/ Dominique Aramati

    031 - Postcards from Yogaville - w/ Dominique Aramati

    In today's episode I'm interviewing a very special friend who has seen a LOT of this beautiful world and continues to seek adventure in every corner. Her latest journey? Living in loving community at Satchidananda’s Ashram at Yogaville in central Virginia. There's a deep history on this land for her, and I'm so honored to be able to share her story on Lead to Gold. 
    Show notes:
    Follow Dominique on Instagram!Support the show with a shirt, sticker, or another goodie at TeePublic!Subscribe to the blogFollow me on InstagramThanks to DayFox for the intro/outro song!

    • 58 min

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