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The ecofemmag podcast is a podcast for millennials who see the state of the world for what it is and have decided to do something about it... but you just need a little bit of help from your friends. While we're at it, let's connect with likeminded individuals, mentors, inspiration and collaborations. Sustainability is at your core #ecofemmag ecofemmag

PEOPLE WHO ARE CRUSHIN' IT [the ecofemmag podcast] Ellen Hielkema aka ellenminty

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The ecofemmag podcast is a podcast for millennials who see the state of the world for what it is and have decided to do something about it... but you just need a little bit of help from your friends. While we're at it, let's connect with likeminded individuals, mentors, inspiration and collaborations. Sustainability is at your core #ecofemmag ecofemmag



    The definition of Moxie according to Merriam-Webster:
    1: ENERGY, PEP woke up full of moxie
    2: COURAGE, DETERMINATION it takes … moxie to pull up roots and go to a land where the culture and probably the language are totally foreign— M. J. McClary
    3: KNOW-HOW was impressed with his musical moxie and hired him as a solo
    Alexia Vernon is the author of Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World. Dubbed a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her potent approach to women’s empowerment, Alexia is a sought-after women’s speaking and leadership coach. The creator of The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator and Spotlight Speakers Collective speaker coaching programs, she has delivered transformational keynotes and corporate training for Fortune 500 companies and professional associations, spoken at the United Nations, and delivered a TEDx talk on the future of feminism. Alexia has been featured on networks including CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS and in ForbesWoman, Inc., Women's Health, and The European Business Review. Connect with Alexia at alexiavernon.com and across social media @alexiavernon.
    We LOVE Alexia's blog with actionable steps to step into your truth.
    Are you ready to step into YOUR Moxie? I am!

    • 31 min
    Nixie: Goddess Podcaster with Badass Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Nixie: Goddess Podcaster with Badass Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Meet Nixie: The Goddess Activator
    Nixie Marie is a wild and passionate soul here with a mission to raise the vibration of our planet and support women in reclaiming her sacred feminine gifts. Through her many gifts as a Shamanic Artist, Goddess Activist/ Coach, Global Moon Priestess, Medium, Intuitive Healer, and Podcast Host of I AM GODDESS COLLECTIVE, she opens herself up as a channel to the divine. She is a lover of the earth, the sun, the moon, and all things metaphysical. In her early 20's she found herself through the healing arts and studying in the realms of shamanism, witchcraft, sound healing, ritual dance, moon magick, and music festivals. Today you can find her living on the land in Topanga, CA in a yurt painting mandalas and sharing her spiritual teachings. 
    She's also our soul-sister & Sagittarius Mystic Witchy Queen!
    Get to know her and her AWESOME work by simply listening to this podcast episode and soaking up all the goodness and high vibes. Oh yeah!
    You can find Nixie here:

    • 40 min
    Do you want to seriously crush authentic speaking?

    Do you want to seriously crush authentic speaking?

    Christina seriously crushed this podcast interview. At the time of recording, we were about to head to the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal and Christina prepared me, Ellen, on the spot on how to network like a boss and navigate the jungle of the Summit. Christina coached me on the spot which will make you think of how you speak at networking events and to anyone you speak really.
    Speaking of which: are you considering attending a couple of networking events this year? I recommend to attend a handful this year to expand your network and work on your speaking skills. #2019goals

    Christina Canters is a keynote speaker, communication skills expert and podcast strategist based in Melbourne, Australia. A former Architect, she started her business The C Method to help corporate professionals and business leaders dramatically increase their influence, confidence and impact at work, through learning powerful communication techniques.
    An engaging and high-energy speaker, she inspires and educates audiences around the world with her compelling storytelling, passion and humour.
    Christina has been podcasting since 2013. Her current show, Stand Out Get Noticed, is one of the top-ranked public speaking and business communication podcasts in iTunes, with over 800,000 downloads.
    She is also the CEO of Podcast Services Australia (PSA), which she co-founded with her fiancé Aaron Heath. PSA is an innovative podcast development and training company that helps individuals and organisations maximise their impact through podcasts. PSA won a StartUp Victoria Female Founders award in 2017.
    To learn more and connect with Christina, visit thecmethod.com and podcastservices.com.au.

    • 45 min


    Written by Brittany Shenk
    Picture this: you walk outside your house, and you’re IN a park. Plants are all around you; they line the sidewalks, climb the walls of your home, huge trees provide shade and fruit for you to snack on. They cleanse your air. They decrease your stress. You don’t have to walk to the park to be surrounded by nature, you step out your front door, and boom, nature is just there, hugging you, cleansing you, loving you.
    When did we decide that green spaces have to be confined within the boundaries of a park? Plants are essential to the health of the planet, so, doesn’t it make sense that we would want them EVERYWHERE?
    Stevie Famulari, our podcast guest this week, is my new favorite plant enthusiast. She’s on a mission to integrate more plants into our environments, like rooftops, building walls, offices spaces, etc., to address the changing climate. Stevie has handfuls of brilliant projects that use plants as a focal point. Stevie “has been a Professor of Landscape Architecture for a decade, as well as a director, a green artist, an author, and a researcher”, and has been featured in hundreds of books, magazines, television shows, papers, and newspaper articles.
    In our podcast episode, Ellen had the chance to chat with her about her latest projects, here’s a quick recap:
    EngagingGreen.com: a database for finding certain plants to uptake certain environmental toxins (cigarette smoke, formaldehyde, etc.)A rooftop garden chakra healing center for outpatient cancer patients: yep, it’s as cool as it sounds, and yep, even the crystals were approvedLiving green dresses: exactly what you’re imagining, roots and allGreen Up!: her upcoming book to help businesses and individuals learn how to ‘green up’ their spaces; keep an eye out for this baby to hit the shelvesSimply put, Stevie is a plant-loving badass.
    Let us know what you think of this week’s episode in the comments below, and be sure to check out all of Stevie’s impressive, green projects on her website.
    Stevie Famulari, Gds teaches and designs public art, phytoremediation, stormwater management, landscape architecture history, and specialty green courses. Her research in design explores the relationship, extension, and application of green designs to other professional fields. Stevie’s PhD, ABD research is at RMIT. She received her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a concentration in Fine Arts from Syracuse University. Her Bachelors of Fine Arts is from New York University.
    Ms. Famulari’s works explores the relationship, extension, and application of green designs to other professional fields. Her work focuses on greening designs and practices to create healthy spaces for living and working. With the science of phytoremediation applied to the art of landscape design, her works have aesthetic beauty as well as healing properties for both people and the environment.

    • 43 min


    Written by Brittany Shenk
    HAPPY PODCAST THURSDAY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: we are so pumped to have Emma Loewe, the sustainability editor at mindbodygreen, on our podcast this week. All of us here at ecofemmag are huge fans of her work and often pop over to mbg to skim Emma’s latest articles. Her voice is powerful, yet gentle, and we find inspiration in her ability to stay optimistic about healing the planet, which is not always an easy thing to do.
    Fun fact about Emma: she studied Environmental Science at Duke University to learn how to spread awareness about environmental issues through storytelling. Another fun fact? That’s exactly what she’s doing. AKA: she’s crushin’ it.
    One of the reasons we wanted to bring Emma onto the show - other than the fact that we’re a little #obsessed - was to chat about a book she recently co-authored, The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self-Care. The title alone makes my heart vibrate. Her book is a seasonal guide to improving overall wellness using ancient rituals, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. 
    “Our main intention with the book was to add a little bit more meaning and purpose behind self-care...we really wanted to weave in some of the history behind some more self-care practices to add a little bit more context.”
    We hope you can set aside 20 minutes of your day to listen to this podcast with Emma. Her passion for self-care, environmental activism, and sharing news through storytelling rings loud and clear, and we need more energy like that bouncing around in the universe.
    We encourage all of you to check out Emma's website, and follow her on mindbodygreen and Instagram. Thank you Emma, from the bottom of our hearts, for setting aside time to chat with us on the ecofemmag podcast. We’re thrilled to see what you do next.
    Emma Loewe is a NYC-based writer and editor. She is currently the Sustainability Editor at mindbodygreen. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in Environmental Science in 2015 and is fascinated by how people interact with nature. She loves being outside, taking photos, and finding creative ways to write about sustainability. She is the co-author of The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self-Care, a collection of spiritual rituals pegged to the four seasons.

    • 19 min


    Written by Brittany Shenk
    Anyone here know what glossophobia is? It’s a fear of public speaking, and one of the most common fears human beings experience. It’s right up there with spiders, death, heights, and being stuck in small spaces.
    Public speaking terrifies me. You’d think after 18 years of schooling, two of which were very presentation-focused, my public speaking anxiety would’ve improved? #nope. Sweat soaks my palms. Breathing becomes more difficult, uneven and shallow. My limbs tremble. I experience a ‘presentation blackout.' I walk off stage to recover, and realize I don't remember a single moment of my speech. 
    Oh crap, did I leave an entire part of it out? Did my words match up with the presentation slides? Who did I make eye-contact with...did I even remember to make eye contact..? What were my hands doing the whole time?? 
    Who knows? I can't remember. These questions just bounce around like ping-pong balls in my head.

    PUBLIC SPEAKING: A TOOL FOR SELF-DISCOVERYRecently, the ecofemmag team has been focusing on dropping down into our heart spaces before sharing our thoughts. Speaking our truths. This takes a bit of inner work though. Speaking our truths first requires that we explore our inner truths - figuring out who we are at our core - which is what our podcast episode this week is all about.
    Our podcast guest, Angela Lussier, is a two-time TEDx presenter and founder of the Speaker Sisterhood. We discussed the journey that led her to her profession in public speaking, her experiences on a TED stage, and the Speaker Sisterhood business.
    She’s also really good at cartwheels.

    SPEAKER SISTERHOODSpeaker Sisterhood club is kinda like Toastmasters, but it’s exclusively for women and focuses on using public speaking as a tool for self discovery. The curriculum Angela developed is dynamic, and includes mind mapping, impromptu speaking, speech development, meditation, and yoga, among other development activities.
    The women in the Sisterhood are at various levels with their public speaking skills, but they’re all determined to improve. The members learn from each other, guide one another, lift each other up, and hold space for their club members to feel safe and supported. They’re also finding shifts taking place in other areas of their lives, as a result of the program, areas such as romance, work, removing toxic friendships, and speaking authentically.
    “If you’re thinking about public speaking, and you feel like you're not ready, you should try it anyway. You’ll never be ready. You just have to start.”

    CONNECT WITH ANGELA LUSSIERThough she isn’t crazy about spending time on social media, you can still find and connect with her on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. To learn about how to sign-up for the Speaker Sisterhood club, check out her website and follow her instagram and Facebook page as well.
    Thank you, Angela, for being on the show, we are VERY excited to join the Speaker Sisterhood and learn more about speaking with authenticity & confidence.
    Angela Lussier is an award-winning speaker, five-time author, two-time TEDx presenter, and CEO and founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of speaking clubs that help women discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking. Angela is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for women, rated #1 on the inspiring podcasts list by Forbes in 2017. She is a contributor to Huffington Post and her work has been featured on ABC, NBC, Forbes, Virgin, and Entrepreneur. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.

    • 38 min

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