12 episodes

My mission is to help people discover the best versions of themselves, improve their business or career, and build a community of passionate, self-aware, & my conscientious individuals that make a difference in their communities and the world.Traveling the country and the world to do this work. Meeting people where they are at and sharing their stories. That’s my calling in life.

The Great Things LLC Podcast Josh Meeder

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My mission is to help people discover the best versions of themselves, improve their business or career, and build a community of passionate, self-aware, & my conscientious individuals that make a difference in their communities and the world.Traveling the country and the world to do this work. Meeting people where they are at and sharing their stories. That’s my calling in life.

    Sven Hosford - Mold Exposure Almost Killed Me! How I Discovered And Overcame It

    Sven Hosford - Mold Exposure Almost Killed Me! How I Discovered And Overcame It

    In today's episode, I am speaking with Sven Hosford. Sven shares his story about mold exposure, living in a horribly contaminated house, and ultimately suffering a heart attack from it.   This is his story of near death to recovering and helping others suffering from mold toxicity.  

    Sven recently launched Freedom From Mold, a website that provides education, resources, and individual coaching for anyone affected by mold exposure.   From detection to mitigation, Sven helps others avoid the pitfalls of the current medical system and remediation processes.   The study of mold and its effects on health is constantly advancing. There are some really good resources and some not-so-great ones too.   Learn how to navigate to better health. 

    So if you want to discover more, head over to the page and visit The Freedom From Mold YouTube Channel or FreedomFromMold.com

    • 42 min
    The Functional Healer With Stephanie Graves

    The Functional Healer With Stephanie Graves

    Success: The Fast Road to Burn OutThe story in this podcast is one I think most of you will relate to.    Chasing the “dream”, the big job, family, exercise.  And then realizing how burnout you feel once you get there.
    Stephanie Graves shares her story of transformation from burnout back to health and balance. For 10 years, she was in the medical field as a physician's assistant (licensed PA). Stephanie enjoyed her job and the professionals that she worked with. However, after 10 years and knowing something wasn’t right with the care she was able to provide, she began a journey to improve her health and the health of others.
    Stephanie, like many others, got burned out. The high patient turnover rate, raising children, running marathons, eating what she considered healthy, and lifestyle we’re catching up. Stephanie made the bold decision to heal herself. During this process, she learns that her exercise and diet were not supporting her health. Anxiety and digestion issues plagued her. Stephanie began to study functional nutrition and that was the turning point for her.   This was the genesis of TheFunctionalHealer.com

    What is Functional Nutrition?


    Functional nutrition and functional medicine or a holistic approach to health. By first getting the body clean and reducing systemic inflammation caused by many foods, the body will naturally reset to a healing state. Once the body is in that healing state, other factors can begin to be addressed. Lifestyle factors such as, stress, trauma, anxiety, weight gain, unhealthy habits, and emotional resiliency.
    Combining both traditional and functional medicine in cooperation with clients' doctors, provides a thorough and holistic path back to good health.
    During Covid, Stephanie made the radical change to leave her profession and start her business, the Functional Healer. She offers individual client consultations conveniently online for anyone in the US. She is currently developing programs to reach a wider audience. She is available for new clients as well.
    Take a listen and see if her story resonates with you. It is a common story here in western culture. Stephanie can show you the path back to good health and abundant life.

    • 39 min
    Changing Lifestyle: One Year to a new life, Travel, Freedom and Finding Sacred Partnership

    Changing Lifestyle: One Year to a new life, Travel, Freedom and Finding Sacred Partnership

    Season Two of the great things LLC podcast is back! In the inaugural episode, your host, Josh Meeder. shares how one decision in one year changed the course of his life Everyone dreams about changing their lifestyle. But how do you do that? This episode explores that question. Josh shares how he radically changed his life by making one simple and clear intention. That intention would take 12 months, travel over 52,000 miles, crossing 26 states and four provinces.  One that ultimately leads to a new home a new life and finding a sacred partnership.
    So why don't people change their lifestyle when they really, really desired to? The answer is usually blocked by excuses, unsupportive friends and family, self-doubt, fear, and sometimes trauma. However, a clarity of vision and a clear intention for what you want in your life can be the guiding north star of your journey. It takes time to develop sometimes they happen in a flash of inspiration, but more often, it's a slow and long build. 
    This podcast shares the story of his son graduating college, selling his house, and setting out on the road in search of travel, adventure, freedom, and a new start.   This podcast shares the details of those journeys. 
    Part of that journey was living in Alaska for a large portion of the year and through the winter. Experience experiencing the vast magical areas of this country and Canada. A few simple lessons on letting go and accepting come in along the way. 
    Ultimately, this is a love story.   Love that was called in, love, invited, and rooted with intentional communication. There's also the balance of working remotely and creating a lifestyle of freedom and opportunity. More lessons come in on how you share and compliment your partner when you're doing similar work. The place of independence and interdependence is a soft space where creativity is nurtured and trust grows. 
    From the road, camping in a hammock, music festivals, moving across the continent, finding a home in Kentucky and everything in between, this story is meant to inspire and challenge you to make the changes that you desire in your life.

    • 30 min
    Shane Stoehr: Journeyman Hammocks Get Off The Ground, It's Better Up Here!

    Shane Stoehr: Journeyman Hammocks Get Off The Ground, It's Better Up Here!

    Shane Stoehr is an avid traveler, outdoor enthusiast and product designer.    The Journeyman Hammock Camp and Adventure Kit are the result of tens of thousands of miles traveled, countless nights in nature and years of development.    The Journeyman Hammock Camp is a complete and fully integrated camping solution that is perfect for anyone that travels, camps or just is tired of sleeping on the hard ground.  

    In this episode, Shane and I discuss the evolution of the JHC system from an idea born out of necessity to a camping solution available to all.  

    This is also a personal story.   Shane and his partner, Kim, are dear friends.   We meet several years ago and instantly connected.   Kim is also a major part of my company, Great Things LLC.  Kim is an incredibly talented writer, yogi, coach, researcher and marketing wizard.   

    I was introduced to the Journeyman Hammock two years ago at the Great Rhythm Revival at the Heron Farm and Events Center in Sherman New York.  Shane was hosting his “Hanger’s Grove” workshop where he educated people on the hammock camping lifestyle.   I bought my hammock that day and have never slept in the ground since!   It has fundamentally changed how I camp and travel.    

    The Hammock is comfortable, versatile and sets up in under 5 minutes.    With a 360° bug net, thermal under quilt, infinitely adjustable anchor straps and a canopy that closes, it is an all season, all weather camping godsend.   I’ve slept in the hammock from 85° to freezing night and been very content.  

    Journeymanhammocks.com will be launched very soon.    The website was built by Kim and I.  We are both very proud of that and I am ecstatic to be a part of this revolutionary product and company.   Check out the website and learn more.    This is a must of any outdoorsmen, traveler, nature lover or recreation seeker.

    • 35 min
    Mark Sotomayor, Founder of Treecup Tea, Environmental Impact through Entrepreneurship

    Mark Sotomayor, Founder of Treecup Tea, Environmental Impact through Entrepreneurship

    Mark Sotomayor is changing the literally changing the landscape of Haiti, one bottle of tea at a time.  In this podcast, Mark shares his incredible journey from a college sophomore to an environmental minded Entrepreneur.  Since Mark and his Mother founded Treecup Tea in October 2017, the company has planted 18,000 trees in Haiti.

    Like many young entrepreneurs, Mark had an unconventional inspiration and path.   He was enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Program at Grove City College, of which we are both alumnae. During an unexpected break, Mark and his Mother, Vitalia, came up with the idea over a pitcher of his Grandmother's Peruvian Chi Tea.  That was the moment had sparked the idea that is making both a local and global impact.

    Businesses unfold and grow, sometimes taking their own path.   Mark wanted to make an impact with his business and integrate a social cause with his business.   Ultimately, Mark partnered with Haiti Friends, a Pittsburgh Based non profit.   You can learn more about Haiti Friends at http://www.haitifriends.org/.    The slogan  "Buy a Tea, Plant a Tree"  was born.   For every bottle of tea sold, one tree is planted for a local haitian farmer in the Artibonite Valley.     

    Those early days were exciting and growth was happening.   Then, a major set back hit.   Mark's share how he had to reassess the future of the company and ultimately completely rebrand.   That rebranding is the Treecup Tea that exists today.   The company continues to grow and expand its commitment to the environmental stewardship.   Treecup Tea is not sold in reusable, recyclable glass bottles. 

    TREECUP TEA MISSION STATEMENT:
    Treecup seeks to provide a unique, healthy, and above all – philanthropic experience to tea drinkers. We exist to positively impact the environment and human lives through planting trees in Haiti.

    TREECUP TEA CURRENT OFFERINGS

    Peruvian Chai - This is the founder's grandmother's recipe. It is a spicy black tea with cinnamon, cloves, and anise. Regions all over the world like Asia and South America drink their own versions of chai. The Peruvian Chai is a simpler blend of chai, which aims to highlight the high quality flavors from the spices, which are fair-trade and ethically sourced. Some people like to mix this tea with milk to create a delicious creamy chai! No preservatives.

    Ginsyin & Yang - This tea is named as a play on words with "ginseng" and "Yin & Yang". This tea is inspired by oriental flavors like gunpowder green tea, ginseng, lemon, and spearmint.  People like to sometimes try this unsweetened tea with a dash of honey for a mix of different savory flavors, or umami. No preservatives.

    Lumberjack Black - When people finally taste lumberjack black, they can know why it's called that.  It has a woody taste with earthy after-notes of flavor. The base for this delicious concoction is an organic Nilgiri black tea. This tea promotes heart health with the brewed-in properties of the North American Juniper and Cedar trees. Avid black tea drinkers will love this tea.  No preservatives.

    Berry Jasmine - Our best seller! With the delicious properties from four different types of berries and rose petals, this tea is wildly refreshing! This tea is only served sweetened, with six grams of organic cane sugar to softly elevate the notes from other ingredients.

    Mark has a new Kickstarter project to raise capital to increase production and expand his operations.   You can support Treecup Tea and the Haitian people by purchasing his teas or supporting the Kickstarter campaign.

    https://treecuptea.com/
    http://www.haitifriends.org/

    • 40 min
    Mandi Freger: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Psychology, Energy Therapy Techniques and Mental Health

    Mandi Freger: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Psychology, Energy Therapy Techniques and Mental Health

    Mandi Freger shares her story, history and passion for Counseling/Psychology, using a combination of traditional ABA, CBT counseling and integrating energy therapy techniques.    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) have been the clinically studied and approved treatment approaches for many mental health conditions, including Autism.   Energy Therapy Techniques is a broad term for supplemental approaches to traditionally mental health programs.  Mandi trained and managed programs under some the pioneers in the field.

    The use of Energy Therapy Techniques are not limited to Autism.  Mandi helps athlete's, professionals, people and kids how to utilize these techniques for peak performance and generalize mental health.

    Mandi's upcoming book "From Exhausted to Energized:  The Autism Spectrum Disorder Caregiver's Guide" is under in process and should be available in the next year.   The tools and techniques are geared for parents to care for themselves, as well as those they love. 

    Find out more or contact Mandi Freger at     MandiFreger.com

    • 53 min

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