23 episodes

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society." Welcome to WAAF, a podcast helping down-to-earth seekers and free people to live their truth and be the change. For those who realise that broken systems can't fix the problems they are creating. If you would love to let go of old stories of isolation, scarcity, and overwhelm...and you're ready to live a joyful, abundant life of vibrance, meaning and wonder, then this is for you.

Featuring guests who will:
-Enlighten, uplift, challenge & delight you.
-Share vulnerable stories, transformational tools & effective strategies for living a beautiful life.
-Explore what it means to be human with empowering wordsmith, breathwork facilitator & transformational guide Nathan Maingard.

Past and future guests include Tara Couture of Slow Down Farmstead, Artivist Roaman, Dr Nicole - The Holistic Psychologist, Chef Pete Evans, Zach Bush, Heart-songsmith Sam Garrett, Emilee Saldaya of Free Birth Society, Kash Khan of Educate.Inspire.Change...and many more.

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” -the top regret of the dying.

Release limitations, liberate yourself from the expectations of others, reconnect with your innate childlike wonder, and join us in remembering this simple truth:
We Are Already Free!

Subscribe now to begin your journey...

We Are Already Free Nathan Maingard

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society." Welcome to WAAF, a podcast helping down-to-earth seekers and free people to live their truth and be the change. For those who realise that broken systems can't fix the problems they are creating. If you would love to let go of old stories of isolation, scarcity, and overwhelm...and you're ready to live a joyful, abundant life of vibrance, meaning and wonder, then this is for you.

Featuring guests who will:
-Enlighten, uplift, challenge & delight you.
-Share vulnerable stories, transformational tools & effective strategies for living a beautiful life.
-Explore what it means to be human with empowering wordsmith, breathwork facilitator & transformational guide Nathan Maingard.

Past and future guests include Tara Couture of Slow Down Farmstead, Artivist Roaman, Dr Nicole - The Holistic Psychologist, Chef Pete Evans, Zach Bush, Heart-songsmith Sam Garrett, Emilee Saldaya of Free Birth Society, Kash Khan of Educate.Inspire.Change...and many more.

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” -the top regret of the dying.

Release limitations, liberate yourself from the expectations of others, reconnect with your innate childlike wonder, and join us in remembering this simple truth:
We Are Already Free!

Subscribe now to begin your journey...

    How 3 simple tools can help you transform your life into one of meaningful liberation - with Alex of Breathing Cold Bali

    How 3 simple tools can help you transform your life into one of meaningful liberation - with Alex of Breathing Cold Bali

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the million and one things you're supposed to do to be a healthy human in today’s dis-eased society? Ever think it all sounds a bit overcomplicated?
    Luckily, today’s guest Alex of Breathing Cold Bali three simple tools to help transform your life into one of meaningful liberation! By the end of this episode, you will learn more about these tools and how you can use them as a direct route to wholeness.
    In his trainings, Alex shares the techniques he has learned over many years, which helped him OVERCOME depression, self-doubt, fatigue, anxiety and fear.
    After training more than 5,000 people in Ubud, he is now on a PERSONAL MISSION to impact others with the groundbreaking techniques that could help them live their life at their FULLEST POTENTIAL.
    He is passionate about inspiring people to make a positive impact in the world. He believes that if we change our relation to ourselves then we can step up in the world, have better relations with others and mother earth.
    In this episode Alex shares:
    Why it’s important to learn that it’s ok to not be okWhat is authentic relating?How to stop come from a place of need, trauma, and egoThe surprising answer to the question: What is the only thing we need to create safety?Why showing up takes a lot of courage and how to do it anywayNear the end, Alex shares why it’s important that we go deeper into our bodies to heal the traumas we carry which are beyond our conscious memory…As always, so much more!
    Connect further with Alex:
    @breathingcoldbali on instagramBreathing Cold Bali website
    Thank you to Alex for being such a great dude and being willing to keep going through power outages, a Bali earthquake, tech overheating, and more! I’ve been following Alex’s page @breathingcoldbali for a while now, and have set a firm intention to attend his 21 day teacher training in Bali in 2023, so that I can deepen my own practice and be of more service to you, dear listener, and all my online and in-person clients.
    On that note, this podcast is 100% supported by you!
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    DOWNLOAD A FREE GUIDED BREATHWORK MEDITATION to rediscover the present moment.Heal yourself while supporting the sovereignty of indigenous peoples at https://alreadyfree.me/fourvisionsmarket (use discount code ALREADYFREE for 10% off your first purchase) (affiliate link).Sign up for the 5 Day Morning Practice Challenge to take control of your life!Book a free 1:1 discovery session to overcome self-sabotage,...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Goodbye for now...and thank you!

    Goodbye for now...and thank you!

    Sharing a heartfelt thank you from me, your host Nathan Maingard, to you, the dear listener of the We Are Already Free podcast!
    Thank you for joining me for 20 episodes, here's to so many more!
    Connect with me at the links below, and I'll see you in the new year.
    Big love to ya!
    Nathan
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    • 3 min
    Sufey - How to expand your capacity to receive all the gifts that life is giving you; Why we need more masculine men ; Sufey's wild birth story ; The greatest gift a community can give a woman...and much more!

    Sufey - How to expand your capacity to receive all the gifts that life is giving you; Why we need more masculine men ; Sufey's wild birth story ; The greatest gift a community can give a woman...and much more!

    Do you often feel like you’re fighting to survive rather than flowing to thrive?
    Today’s guest, Sufey, is a powerhouse of surrender, a goddess of expansion, a mother, an enchantress, and an enthusiastic servant to her King. Her upcoming course (HU)MAN begins 01/01, and it’s a sovereign woman’s journey into her ROOT chakra.
    Sufey’s voice alone was enough to calm a deep part of my restless being. Her message is clearly transmitted by the lived experiences she embodies. Her dedication as a mother, wife, and human offer a vastly more valuable narrative than our society’s default, of what it means to be human.
    If you didn’t know it yet, the stories we tell ourselves, and let in from the outside, absolutely shape the quality of our lives. Sufey’s stories are narratives worth inserting into your being.
    Listen on to absorb:
    What is needed to surrender into an abundant and flowing lifeWhy it's not always about what you prefer, but about expanding the capacity to receive whatever life is bringing youHow our society is feminising men, and why we need more masculine menNear the end, Sufey shares the greatest gift that any community (or village, as she says) can give to a woman (this is part of her never-before shared birth story, SO INSPIRING)
    To learn more about HUMAN, Sufey’s beautiful course for women, a deep dive into the grounded beauty of muladarha charkra, launching on 01/01, visit alreadyfree.me/human
    In her course, you will explore containment, birth, human bodies, nourishment, attachment parenting, developmental psychology, fear, famine, family life, magick, trust, provision, the masculine, rituals, starvation, sex, safety, predators, the psyche, burial, the bones, belief systems, coming home… and go on an intimate journey into the foundation of your being.
    I’m honoured to share that I am an affiliate of Sufey’s course, HUMAN. At no extra cost to you, when you purchase this course you are supporting yourself, Sufey, and me all at the same time! There’s heaps of gorgeous and powerful information on the course page, at alreadyfree.me/human, so go there to feel if there is resonance for you.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to meet yourself - The Holistic Psychologist, Dr Nicole LePera

    How to meet yourself - The Holistic Psychologist, Dr Nicole LePera

    The sad reality is that most of us don’t even know who we are, let alone how to live our purpose and grow a beautiful world! Authenticity is one of the two primary needs of every human…but too many of us live our lives without every truly experiencing our own authentic selves.
    If you’ve ever felt like you don’t fit in, like you’re too much (or not enough) for this world, as though you can’t catch a break from the overwhelm of simply trying be yourself…then this episode with Dr Nicole LePera, The Holistic Psychologist, is for you.
    In it you’ll learn why so many people are struggling to be themselves, why purpose can only come through authenticity, how childhood sets up our entire life experience, and what you can do to begin or deepen your journey Home to Wholeness (no matter where your starting point is right now).
    I believe this is the most important journey any of us will ever take. And Dr Nicole’s new workbook, How To Meet Yourself, provides a roadmap to guide us.
    Dr. Nicole LePera, a holistic psychologist, trained at Cornell University and New School for Social Research. She leads the #SelfHealers movement, an international community of people joining together to take healing into their own hands. She is the author of #1 NY Times Bestseller ‘How to Do the Work’. Her new book, "How To Meet Your Self: The Workbook For Self-Discovery" was released on 6 December 2022.
    This is one of the most powerful, inspiring, and hopeful episodes I’ve ever recorded. And if you’ve been listening to this podcast, you KNOW that that’s a big deal!
    The information in here, if you consistently apply it, has the potential to positively transform how you experience your self, your life, and all your relationships.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Dr Gary Shlifer - Simple solutions to help you uplevel your lifestyle; The problem with modern healthcare; What is the cost of convenience; How to connect more holistically with death; and much more…

    Dr Gary Shlifer - Simple solutions to help you uplevel your lifestyle; The problem with modern healthcare; What is the cost of convenience; How to connect more holistically with death; and much more…

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed by how complicated living a life of vibrant health seems? Always another diet fad, another bit of news about how bad fat is, then how good it is, and so on? Well, you’re in the right place! Today’s guest, Dr Gary Shlifer, has simple solutions which will help you to align with your ancestry and up-level your lifestyle.
    Dr. Shlifer is a board-certified internal medicine physician specialising in preventative care, nutrition/metabolism and anti-aging medicine. He brings his robust experienced with hospital inpatient medicine to his outpatient primary care practice in order to help prevent and cure disease for his patients. He is the founder of Evolve Healthcare in Los Angeles, a multi-specialty integrative medicine clinic focused on disease prevention and lifestyle optimization. He is also cofounder of Sapien, an organization focused on promoting health education and advancing health information technology. Through his companies and community outreach, the doctor works to promote his message of healthy living, eating and lifestyle practices.
    In this far-ranging conversation, we cover everything from the mistake of asking too many mistakes as a doctor, to how our ancestry is a great place to look for the answers to our health needs, to how important it is that we talk about, face, and embrace death to truly live…and much more.
    Towards the end, Dr Gary answers the question I ask in every episode about what We Are Already Free means to him in a way I found especially inspiring, hopeful, and empowering.
    I’m your host, Nathan Maingard, and, as a highly sensitive person in a highly insensitive society, I was very nearly crushed by my efforts to fit a mould our society just calls ‘being a good citizen’. Having navigated my own healing of depression, burnout, suicidal ideation and other lovely things like that, it’s my honour to help others like me to bloom into the unique beauty they came here to bring… through breathwork, empowering songs, stories and poems, inner life skills coaching…and of course, ice baths (sorry, I know I’ve been talking about them a lot recently, but seriously, they’re frickin’ EPIC!).
    Join The Tribe:
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Fia - Why making friends with your demons can help you to live a better life; Shedding Skins; Belonging, purpose, and faith beyond religion; The value of being you…and much more

    Fia - Why making friends with your demons can help you to live a better life; Shedding Skins; Belonging, purpose, and faith beyond religion; The value of being you…and much more

    If you've been feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck, the energetic frequency of today’s guest Fia is medicine for gentle surrender to the beauty of this moment. Soak in the the energy of surrender, faith, trust, and love…this episode is for you.
    Welcome to We Are Already Free, a podcast helping free people and down-to-earth seekers to live their truth and be the change. If you’re done with paying attention to buy more of the life you DON’T want, and you're ready to reconnect with the curiosity, joy, and wonder that you knew as a child…then this podcast is for you.
    Based in the countryside north of Stockholm, Fia Forsström (known mononymously as Fia) is a spiritual singer/songwriter who, with her inspirational lyrics and catchy melodies, has a unique way of weaving music that empowers the listener to drop deeper into themselves and find their own medicine. Since the release of her debut album "Made of Stars" in 2016, Fia has been touring worldwide and continues to touch hearts wherever she goes. Building a solid platform through social media and word of mouth, Fia took her place as one of the leading voices on the spiritual music scene with ”Legacy of Light” in 2017 and ”Waterfall of Wisdom” in 2019. Both of them, like the debut, were recorded and released through crowdfunding. Since then, several EPs, singles and various collaborations have taken place and in autumn/winter 2022 she enters the studio to create her fourth album.
    When my sweetheart Carly introduced me to Fia’s song Shedding Skins a few years ago, it instantly became a soundtrack to my own dark night of the soul. It encouraged me to keep going, to befriend the most shadowy parts of myself, and to keep showing up for the present moment. I still listen to it regularly.
    Some of the things we get into in this episode include:
    Why making friends with your demons can help you to live a better lifeWhy turning inward is the greatest gift for ourselves and all our relationsHow spending time in nature is a recalibrationA simple way to connect with belonging, purpose, and faith beyond religionHow Fia's dark night of the soul turned her spark into a fireNear the end: Why you should be yourself, stay curious, not take things too seriously, and trust your inner knowing
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

M Casaan Jones ,

Poignant and “authentic”

I’m loosing my grip and not “black knuckling” a LOT of things and issues. For example, I have chosen to exchange the ever popular phrase “my truth” for a more accurate word such as experience. I too don’t get someone who feels that they are in the incorrect body, however I am also aware that they are afforded their personal opportunity to express themselves however they deem necessary. Furthermore, God ALONE is the one to offer another alternative and solution to the issue as that’s FAR above my pay grade (if you will) and goes way “deeper than I think.”
In closing, I have chosen to listen to the audiobook by Victor Frankl titled “Man’s Search For Meaning” and I’m realizing that we (along with a Higher Power) are capable of withstanding reality tough circumstances.
#TheEnd

milkweedfarm ,

Thank you!

I’m listening to you here in Maine. Just finished listening to your interview with Brian Sanders and it was so good. Supports and inspires everything I believe. Nathan, you give me hope that we are already winning and changing the world for the better. That many, many people are waking up to the reality that the world and each of us needs to be a part of the change. I love how positive and non judgmental you are, while sharing radical new and old ideas.
Just sent $7 to help keep this podcast going.
Thanks for your courage.

squash blossom honey ,

The world needs this word medicine

I’m so grateful for this podcast coming into my awareness. It is ripe with down to earth wisdom, heartfelt intention and simple truths.

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