The Melissa Ambrosini Show

By Melissa Ambrosini

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Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of ‘Mastering Your Mean Girl’ and was named a 'self-help guru' by Elle Magazine. Each episode, she brings you insightful interviews to shift your mindset, inspire you into action, and fuel your soul.

Episode Date
107: Vegan Done Right For Your Body Type With Dr Stephen Cabral
01:19:54

If you haven’t heard of Dr Cabral before, you’re missing out. This guy is smart. So smart, in fact, that he’s become one of my husband and my most trusted sources of information on all things health, wellness, nutrition, diet, Ayurveda and more.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/107 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

Veganism can be a hot-button topic. (And it sometimes seems like everyone on the internet has a different — and strong! — opinion on the subject.) So it’s a breath of fresh air to hear Dr Cabral’s calm and considered take on how to embrace a plant-powered diet, backed up by his extensive clinical experience and numerous case studies.

So if you’ve been searching for answers to your ongoing health niggles, if you’ve been considering embracing the power of plants in your own diet, or if you’re already vegan and want to make sure you’re doing it right, then this episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • The hugely common nutritional deficiency that Dr Cabral sees in vegans (after treating more than 250,000 clients in his clinic) (07:26)
  • How to make sure you’re not depleted in this essential nutrient (10:42)
  • How a vegan diet varies for the different vata, pitta and kapha Ayurvedic body types (17:43)
  • How to make sure you’re getting all your important B vitamins (something that loads of vegans struggle with, but that doesn’t need to be that hard) (22:32)
  • The best vegan-based proteins (27:28)
  • The importance of saturated fats and the best sources for you (31:40)
  • How to do raw vegan right, so that your body can thrive (36:23)
  • The pitfalls of both a vegan and raw vegan diet (and how to avoid the common long term issues that can stem from both) (39:46)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/107 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

Jun 20, 2018
106: Get Back Up
04:32

Monday Motivation is a weekly dose of epic inspiration, delivered direct to your earbuds. These “mini podcasts” are designed to clear out any mental clutter, shift you into clarity and uplift your spirit, so you can dive into your week BURSTING with love and excitement.

These weekly ‘spiritual top-ups’ are backed by science. Each episode is infused with Binaural Beats, Solfeggio Frequencies, Isochronic Tones and Monaural Beats and are scientifically engineered to help you drop into a deep meditative state (just like my bestselling Mastering Your Mean Girl Meditations). Combining these four targeted technologies is a world-first, allowing you to experience absolutely mind-blowing benefits. And the best part is that each episode is designed to induce a different state of consciousness.

To get the most out of them, download all the episodes, then — with the flick of a finger — you can scroll through and find a track that triggers the exact feeling-state you desire. From there, simply press play, let the sounds and my wisdom wash over you, and feel the shift deep within.

Happy Monday!

Note: Please don’t listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery.

Jun 17, 2018
105: Visualize Your Way To Your Dream Body And Life With Jon Gabriel
01:05:06

Jon Gabriel is a best-selling author, international weight loss expert, and successful entrepreneur.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/105 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

If you’ve never heard his story before, it’s insane: Jon shed a whopping 103 kilos in just over two years, and went from being unhappy and unfocused to living his absolute dream life. He attributes his success to a secret weapon that we’ve all got access to, but that most of us don’t know how to use properly: our brains! Yep, when he got his brain on board — which he did using a powerful form of visualisation — everything about his body and life started changing rapidly. Today, he’s pulling back the curtain on the mental techniques that had the biggest impact on his transformation, so that you can try them for yourself and see the difference in your own life.

So if you’d like to know how to add rocket fuel to your visualisations, convince your brain that it’s safe to let go of excess weight, and ‘think’ your dream life into reality, then press play on this life-changing episode… you’ll never think about your brain the same way again!

In this episode we chat about:

  • His incredible journey from being obese and working on Wall Street... to losing 103 kgs in 2.5 years (05:10)
  • The life altering experience that happened to him on September 11, 2001 (12:34)
  • How he lost half his body weight without dieting, deprivation and restriction (13:00)
  • Why diets don’t work and can actually harm your chances of reaching your ideal weight (15:23)
  • What the Gabriel Method is and why it’s so powerful (17:00)
  • Why stress is making you put on and hold onto weight (21:22)
  • The power of visualization for weight loss and living your dream life (22:20)
  • The exact 3 steps that will help you lose weight, no matter how stubborn (25:19)
  • How to start using visualization today to see fast results (29:46)
  • How emotional stress can negatively impact kids — and even infants (and the simple shifts you can use to help them get back into balance) (34:52)
  • An epic mindset hack for more abundance in your life (55:41)
  • Jon’s favorite visualization technique for more love (58:02)
  • Plus so much more!

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/105 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

Jun 13, 2018
104: Do The Work
04:33

Monday Motivation is a weekly dose of epic inspiration, delivered direct to your earbuds. These “mini podcasts” are designed to clear out any mental clutter, shift you into clarity and uplift your spirit, so you can dive into your week BURSTING with love and excitement.

These weekly ‘spiritual top-ups’ are backed by science. Each episode is infused with Binaural Beats, Solfeggio Frequencies, Isochronic Tones and Monaural Beats and are scientifically engineered to help you drop into a deep meditative state (just like my bestselling Mastering Your Mean Girl Meditations). Combining these four targeted technologies is a world-first, allowing you to experience absolutely mind-blowing benefits. And the best part is that each episode is designed to induce a different state of consciousness.

To get the most out of them, download all the episodes, then — with the flick of a finger — you can scroll through and find a track that triggers the exact feeling-state you desire. From there, simply press play, let the sounds and my wisdom wash over you, and feel the shift deep within.

Happy Monday!

Note: Please don’t listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery.

Jun 10, 2018
103: How To Find Your Tribe With Lori Harder
01:01:40

Lori Harder is the ultimate multi-passionate... A self-love expert, fitness guru, entrepreneur and podcaster, you may know her best from her hugely successful podcast, ‘Earn Your Happy’. She’s recently added ‘author’ to the mix too, with the launch of her powerful new book, 'A Tribe Called Bliss'.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/103 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

Lori credits finding her tribe with changing her from an anxiety-ridden, unhealthy, introverted underachiever… to becoming the confident, successful, powerhouse woman she is today. It’s this transformation that’s made her so passionate about helping other women find THEIR own tribe — so that they can experience this kind of soul-growth in their lives too. (And rest assured: Lori says that ALL of us have a tribe of soul sistas — and soul misters! — out there… you just need to know how to find them!)

So if you’d like to find out how to break through superficial friendships, create real connections, and reach your highest potential, pop in those earbuds and buckle up, baby! This one’s a truly epic listen.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why she wrote her book ‘A Tribe Called Bliss’ (05:48)
  • How to call in your soul sistas and find your tribe (plus the exact scripts she used to do that) (12:38)
  • The secret to making your relationships grow and thrive (19:41)
  • The 2 essential elements to create epic connections (20:16)
  • The one-liner that will rock all your relationships and take them to the next-level (21:24)
  • The ideal number of peeps you want in your inner circle (and why this matters so much) (24:26)
  • How to release your expectations when you’re finding your tribe (30:54)
  • Do men need a tribe too? (35:22)
  • Plus so much more!

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/103 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

Jun 06, 2018
102: Stop Lying To Yourself
05:05

Monday Motivation is a weekly dose of epic inspiration, delivered direct to your earbuds. These “mini podcasts” are designed to clear out any mental clutter, shift you into clarity and uplift your spirit, so you can dive into your week BURSTING with love and excitement.

These weekly ‘spiritual top-ups’ are backed by science. Each episode is infused with Binaural Beats, Solfeggio Frequencies, Isochronic Tones and Monaural Beats and are scientifically engineered to help you drop into a deep meditative state (just like my bestselling Mastering Your Mean Girl Meditations). Combining these four targeted technologies is a world-first, allowing you to experience absolutely mind-blowing benefits. And the best part is that each episode is designed to induce a different state of consciousness.

To get the most out of them, download all the episodes, then — with the flick of a finger — you can scroll through and find a track that triggers the exact feeling-state you desire. From there, simply press play, let the sounds and my wisdom wash over you, and feel the shift deep within.

Happy Monday!

Note: Please don’t listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery.

Jun 03, 2018
101: Stoicism, Calendar Anorexia And Turning Trials Into Triumph With Ryan Holiday
50:04

Can a simple change in attitude help you turn adversity into advantage? Today’s podcast guest, author Ryan Holiday, says hell yes! And in this episode, he walks us through exactly how we can make this shift in our own lives.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/101 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

Ryan Holiday is a strategist and writer. At just 30 years of age, he’s got six books to his name (yep, six!), including multiple bestsellers like The Obstacle Is the Way, The Daily Stoicand Ego Is the Enemy. He’s also got a slew of high profile fans ready to sing his praises — including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tim Ferriss, Steven Pressfield, as well as NFL coaches, world-class athletes, TV personalities, political leaders, and others around the world.

Ryan’s approach to achieving success draws on the ancient Greek philosophy of stoicism — a.k.a. the the art of getting through tough times using perseverance and resilience. With this mindset in place, Ryan says we can turn every obstacle into an opportunity to grow, improve and strengthen ourselves… It’s inspiring stuff, and so empowering.

So if you’re feeling frustrated, stuck, or like you’ve got one too many roadblocks standing in your way, this inspiring conversation will show you how to slice through the excuses, turn things around, and spark yourself into action.

In this episode we chat about:

  • His journey from dropping out of college to becoming the successful writer he is today (03:37) (00:46)
  • The ancient philosophy that has helped him find success (and how you can apply it to your everyday life) (06:01) (01:48)
  • The secret to letting go of control, and why this is such a win for your mindset (07:54) (02:46)
  • How to move through grief and turn your trials into triumphs (14:49) (04:36)
  • The 2 stoic principles that have inspired him most (20:11) (06:49)
  • What is ‘calendar anorexia’ (and why this unusual strategy is the key to living life on your own terms) (25:47) (09:10)
  • How to quit people pleasing (29:04) (10:59)
  • The best life hack EVER! (32:34) (13:15)
  • His awesome take on gratitude (love this so much) (42:55) (15:01)
  • Plus so much more!

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/101 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

May 30, 2018
100: Yin And Yang Q&A With Nick Broadhurst and Melissa Ambrosini
02:04:41

To celebrate hitting 100 episodes and almost 3 million downloads in just over a year I wanted to bring you something a little extra special today. Introducing a brand new segment Yin And Yang Q&A With my hubby Nick Broadhurst and myself.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/100 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

Last week I went out to you and asked you to send in all your burning questions and in today’s episodes we answer them all. From health, wealth, business, rewriting your money story, manifesting, cultivating an abundance mindset, conscious parenting, spiritually, love and soulful sex we cover it all! And the best part is we answer all your questions from the yin and yang. You get to hear the masculine and feminine perspective. How cool is that!

So buckle up and get ready for a deep dive into our life.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Our daily routine (05:11)
  • First steps we took to reclaim our health (14:38)
  • How to stick to good habits (19:14)
  • The best piece of advice we’ve ever been given (23:56)
  • Our daily skin care routine (25:50)
  • How I overcome chronic fatigue and other illnesses (34:07)
  • How to manifest anything you want and how you can adopt a manifestation mindset (42:18)
  • The best tips for entrepreneurs (47:23)
  • How to rewrite your money story and how to foster an abundance mindset (52:56)
  • How to figure out your life’s purpose (01:08:58)
  • When to quit something if you’re not a quitter (01:16:54)
  • How to keep the spark alive in your relationship (01:20:56)
  • Our tips on conscious parenting (01:40:16)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/100 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

May 28, 2018
99: The Power Of Functional Mushrooms To Transform Your Body And Mind With Tero Isokauppila
57:28

A little while back, I noticed that a lot of people whom I followed and admired online had started adding something kind of unusual to their morning coffee... mushrooms. Yep, you read that right: MUSHROOMS!

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/99 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

I’ve always loved the taste of these friendly fungi, but I only recently realized how incredibly medicinal and healing they are too. I’ve been wanting to dig deeper and get the full scoop on these everyday superfoods, so I’ve been absolutely hanging out to interview today’s podcast guest, Tero Isokauppila — the founder of Four Sigmatic.

Tero Isokauppila is a Finnish nomad turned fungi lovin’ foodpreneur. His mission is to bring the ancient wisdom and nutritional magic of mushrooms to modern kitchens around the world. This dream led him to start the juggernaut food company, Four Sigmatic — creators of a pioneering range of medicinal mushrooms, herbal adaptogens and other nutritional goodies. With the huge range of health benefits that mushies offer — everything from increased focus, to thriving hormones, to instant energy — it’s no wonder these products have been snapped up by high profile fans like Tim Ferriss and even my husband.

… and I’m betting that after hearing the benefits for yourself, you’ll be itching to add these mushies into your daily routine too.

So if you’d like to learn how to shift into a higher state of health, nurture your body from the inside out, and bring the magic of mushrooms to your own life, this inspiring conversation is for you...

In this episode we chat about:

  • His fascinating story from growing up on his family farm, foraging with his mum and farming with his dad in Finland, to where he is today: the owner and creator of the mega success that is Four Sigmatic (05:09)
  • How and why he created Four Sigmatic (07:07)
  • What the heck is a functional mushroom (and why are they so good for you?) (12:04)
  • Where to start if you want to add functional mushrooms to your life (17:02)
  • What to look for when sourcing your ‘shrooms (17:55)
  • What is dual extraction and why is it so important? (19:46)
  • The myths around candida and mushrooms (and which ‘shrooms to avoid if you have candida) (22:41)
  • The best mushrooms to look for and add to your life (27:33)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/99 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

May 23, 2018
98: Walk The Path Of Least Resistance
05:27

Monday Motivation is a weekly dose of epic inspiration, delivered direct to your earbuds. These “mini podcasts” are designed to clear out any mental clutter, shift you into clarity and uplift your spirit, so you can dive into your week BURSTING with love and excitement.

These weekly ‘spiritual top-ups’ are backed by science. Each episode is infused with Binaural Beats, Solfeggio Frequencies, Isochronic Tones and Monaural Beats and are scientifically engineered to help you drop into a deep meditative state (just like my bestselling Mastering Your Mean Girl Meditations). Combining these four targeted technologies is a world-first, allowing you to experience absolutely mind-blowing benefits. And the best part is that each episode is designed to induce a different state of consciousness.

To get the most out of them, download all the episodes, then — with the flick of a finger — you can scroll through and find a track that triggers the exact feeling-state you desire. From there, simply press play, let the sounds and my wisdom wash over you, and feel the shift deep within.

Happy Monday!

Note: Please don’t listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery.

May 20, 2018
97: Do Less But Achieve More With Erin Falconer
57:39

Erin Falconer is the editor in chief and co-owner of the hugely popular self-improvement site ‘Pick The Brain’, as well as the author of this year’s must-read ‘How to Get Sh*t Done’. She’s been making waves in the online world since 2008, and was recently named one of Refinery29’s Top 10 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good.

Erin’s message is simple: the current models of productivity aren’t serving us. In fact, they’re leading to stress, guilt, fatigue, overwhelm and burnout… so we need to choose differently.

In this episode, she delivers practical steps and clear takeaways you can implement in your own life to help you do less… while achieving more.

If you’re ready to ditch the endless hustle, relinquish the guilt, and actually FEEL GOOD while achieving your goals, this hugely inspiring conversation is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her journey from crying on the bathroom floor to where she is today (04:38)
  • The key to taking action and getting s#*t done (09:35)
  • The powerful exercise to do less in your life and career but achieve more (15:00)
  • How to move through and beat procrastination (17:14)
  • How to stay motivated and find your flow (20:00)
  • The 2 surprising things that will help you get organised so you can be highly productive (24:41)
  • How to achieve more of what your heart desires (31:50)
  • Why you need to quit comparing yourself and let go of perfectionism (36:30)
  • The 3 powerful personality traits she attributes her success to (38:11)
  • How motherhood has changed her (42:14)
  • Plus so much more!

 

Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/97 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.

May 16, 2018
96: Choose Love Over Fear
05:58

Monday Motivation is a weekly dose of epic inspiration, delivered direct to your earbuds. These “mini podcasts” are designed to clear out any mental clutter, shift you into clarity and uplift your spirit, so you can dive into your week BURSTING with love and excitement.

These weekly ‘spiritual top-ups’ are backed by science. Each episode is infused with Binaural Beats, Solfeggio Frequencies, Isochronic Tones and Monaural Beats and are scientifically engineered to help you drop into a deep meditative state (just like my bestselling Mastering Your Mean Girl Meditations). Combining these four targeted technologies is a world-first, allowing you to experience absolutely mind-blowing benefits. And the best part is that each episode is designed to induce a different state of consciousness.

To get the most out of them, download all the episodes, then — with the flick of a finger — you can scroll through and find a track that triggers the exact feeling-state you desire. From there, simply press play, let the sounds and my wisdom wash over you, and feel the shift deep within.

Happy Monday!

Note: Please don’t listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery.

May 13, 2018
95: Reduce Anxiety And Stress Through Play With Charlie Hoehn
01:16:45

Charlie Hoehn is an entrepreneur, speaker, marketer and author who’s worked side by side with heavy-hitters like Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi and Gary Vaynerchuk. His journey with anxiety started a few years back, when — despite being at the top of his game career-wise — he was overcome with chronic stress and worry, which left him exhausted, burnt out, in physical pain, and circling rock bottom.

Determined to end his suffering, and convinced that this was no way to live, Charlie came up with his own ‘recipe’ for a life well-lived — a formula that revolves around play, fun, and straight-up joy. He shared his system in the bestselling book, 'Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety’, and has since gone on to help thousands of people around the world break free from anxiety, heal their stress naturally, and live a life they actually want to live.

He’s sharing his best strategies with us on the podcast today, so if you want to cure your stress, reclaim your joy and feel fully ALIVE again… this one’s for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • His experience with debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, depression and burnout, and how he carved his own path to freedom (04:02)
  • The 4 common nutrient deficiencies that amplify anxiety (11:47)
  • His unusual and hilarious technique for stopping panic attacks (20:46)
  • His go-to hack for alleviating anxiety (22:19)
  • A step-by-step plan for healing anxiety without drugs (23:02)
  • How to decode your triggers (and how to remove the emotional charge around them) (26:07)
  • Stressing out? Use this powerful technique to turn your worries into background noise (35:08)
  • How to rediscover your sense of play as a adult (and how to experience true joy without any guilt) (40:12)
  • What play is to him (45:38)
  • Want more love in your life? Try this super effective (and so easy) technique (01:05:29)
  • Plus so much more!

 

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.

 

May 09, 2018
94: Step Into Your Brilliance
04:48

Monday Motivation is a weekly dose of epic inspiration, delivered direct to your earbuds. These “mini podcasts” are designed to clear out any mental clutter, shift you into clarity and uplift your spirit, so you can dive into your week BURSTING with love and excitement.

These weekly ‘spiritual top-ups’ are backed by science. Each episode is infused with Binaural Beats, Solfeggio Frequencies, Isochronic Tones and Monaural Beats and are scientifically engineered to help you drop into a deep meditative state (just like my bestselling Mastering Your Mean Girl Meditations). Combining these four targeted technologies is a world-first, allowing you to experience absolutely mind-blowing benefits. And the best part is that each episode is designed to induce a different state of consciousness.

To get the most out of them, download all the episodes, then — with the flick of a finger — you can scroll through and find a track that triggers the exact feeling-state you desire. From there, simply press play, let the sounds and my wisdom wash over you, and feel the shift deep within.

Happy Monday!

Note: Please don’t listen to this audio while driving or operating machinery.

May 06, 2018
93: The Silent Killer In Your Food With Dr Cate Shanahan
01:10:58

Until very recently, every human on the planet was eating the same food that THOUSANDS of generations of their ancestors had eaten. Then, 50 or so years ago, we abandoned those traditional ways of eating in favour of highly processed foods… many of which have been damaging our bodies ever since.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/93

Today’s podcast guest — Dr Cate Shanahan — has studied ancestral diets from around the world and identified the foods and eating patterns common to all of them. Melding this ancient wisdom with the best of modern nutritional science, she’s unlocked a way of eating that can return our bodies to optimum health and unlock our full genetic potential.

A board certified Family Physician, Dr. Cate trained in biochemistry and genetics. While practicing medicine in Hawaii, she began to study the culinary habits and eating patterns of her healthiest patients. Combining her observations with cutting edge medical research, she penned the bestselling book, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food(named one of the best health and wellness books of 2017 by Sports Illustrated) and went on to create the nutritional program for the LA Lakers.

With high profile fans like Mark Sisson, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, Dr Cate’s food philosophy has attracted thousands of followers around the globe. Her mission is to help people reverse metabolic disease, reshape their body, and achieve true glowing health by eating simple, delicious, real whole foods and getting rid of some silent killers.

So if you want to improve your energy, sharpen your mind, and look and feel the best you’ve ever felt… this inspiring conversation is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her story about how she got to where she is today (04:26)
  • The silent killer in your food that way too many are consuming every day (10:19)
  • What this silent killer does to your body and how to avoid it (12:10)
  • The 3 C’s and 3 S’s you want to remove from your life (14:41)
  • Dr Cate’s best detox tips (so good, and guaranteed to get you glowing!) (17:29)
  • The essential minerals you need for optimum health (20:21)
  • The only oils you want to use in your home (22:51)
  • A common myth about olive oil (have you fallen for this one?) (23:23)
  • Dr Cate’s hot tip for eating out at restaurants and cafes (29:27)
  • The truth about dairy (38:00)
  • Dr Cate shares the inside story of how the whole medical system is designed (44:03)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/93

May 02, 2018
92: The Universe Has Ears
05:17

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Note : Do not listen to this episode whilst driving or operating machinery.

Apr 29, 2018
91: #RelationshipGoals with Barney and Kada Miller
01:20:13

I use the word ‘inspiration’ a lot. (I’m a bit of an inspiration junkie!). But I can safely say, hand on heart, that no couple has ever inspired me more than today’s podcast guests — Barney and Kada Miller.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/91

Barney Miller was a promising surfer with big dreams when a car accident rendered him quadriplegic. Unable to perform even the most basic tasks, he found himself sliding into a state of depression. Years passed, filled with tremendous daily struggles, and hardships that most of us can’t even imagine… and then he met his soulmate, singer Kate Southwell aka ‘Kada’.

Theirs is a love story of epic proportions. Side by side, they’ve faced the unfathomable and done the impossible, achieving feats that completely belie the challenges they’ve faced. This power couple have a stunning doco under their belts ('YOU and ME’) as well as a brand new book (the absolute must-read ‘The Essence of You and Me’). But it doesn’t end there — Barney is learning to walk again, and Kada has been signed by a major record label and is pursuing her music career full throttle… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Guys, this episode is… something else. It will shatter you — in the best possible way —  then fire you up to live your wild and precious life to the absolute fullest.

I cannot wait for you to listen to this heartwarming story of love and hope. Prepare to be expanded, transformed, and so incredibly inspired.

In this episode we chat about:

  • The incredible love story that brought them to where they are today (06:03)
  • What it means to go through a dark night of the soul and how they moved through their own personal battles (06:22)
  • The power of having a purpose bigger than yourself (10:22)
  • The essential elements of a thriving relationship (11:52)
  • Their so effective (but so simple!) hack for overcoming adversity (14:48)
  • How they moved through the darkest periods of their lives (19:16)
  • The secret to manifesting your heart’s truest desires (and how they put these principles into practice in their day to day) (26:29)
  • Are you using the full power of your mind? Here’s how to do it (44:14)
  • Their number 1 tip for a fulfilling, loving partnership (49:44)
  • How they work on themselves and why this is so damn important (51:51)
  • The powerful prayer they say daily to invite prosperity into their lives (56:30)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/91

Apr 25, 2018
90: It’s Time To Rise
05:04

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Note : Do not listen to this episode whilst driving or operating machinery.

Apr 22, 2018
89: Unlock Your Full Potential And Live Your Best Life With Kute Blackson
01:14:27

Kute Blackson is the real deal. A transformational teacher and leader in the consciousness space, he offers a fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness for a whole new generation. His unique lineage — spanning four continents, and straddling cultural divides — has led to his inimitable approach to breaking down barriers and unlocking an individual’s true gifts and greatness.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/89

With high profile fans like John Gray (author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus) and Larry King (Emmy and Peabody winning talk-show host) this is a soul-fuelled next-gen leader who’s fast on the rise… and I couldn’t be more grateful that he sat down to chat with me for today’s episode.

If you want a practical, so-damn-inspiring take on how to uncover your life’s true purpose, discover the real you, and love with your whole heart… this conversation is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • His inspiring story from speaking on stage at age 8, to being ordained at 14, to where he is today — inspiring millions of people all over the world (06:41)
  • The biggest thing blocking you from living your dream life (which so many people aren’t even aware of) (19:35)
  • How to unlock your full potential (20:47)
  • Why he didn't speak to his father for 2 years (21:11)
  • Why no one owes you anything (and how to embrace radical responsibility in your day to day life) (22:38)
  • The two essential steps for creating true freedom (25:54)
  • The common trap (that’s so easy to fall into) that keeps you stuck and unable to move forward (27:39)
  • Real talk: are you lying to yourself? (28:35)
  • How to quit being busy and start creating space in your life (30:26)
  • The simple yet powerful morning routine that sets him up for success every day (34:55)
  • The unexpected thing that he attributes his success to (41:33)
  • The biggest thing he is working on within himself (53:52)
  • Plus so much more!  

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/89

Apr 18, 2018
88: Growth Is Our Purpose
05:52

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Apr 15, 2018
87: The PaleoVedic Diet With Dr Akil Palanisamy
59:13

Dr Akil Palanisamy, MD, is a trained physician, author, speaker, and holistic medicine expert (and did I mention he went to Harvard?!). His wellness approach is unique, combining the best of conventional and holistic medicine to help thousands of people around the globe transform their health, increase their energy, and achieve true vitality.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/87

His latest book, ‘The Paleovedic Diet’, seamlessly blends principles of the Paleo diet with Ayurveda and the latest research in nutrition and medicine. The end result is a customized roadmap to epic health that’s generating buzz across the wellness industry.

So if you want to create full-body health, upgrade your energy levels, separate fact from fiction, and geek out on some AMAZING nutrition advice, this episode is a must-listen.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How he transitioned from a state of chronic pain to thriving health (05:02)
  • Why your digestion is everything (and his 6 tips for rapidly improving your gut health) (10:56)
  • Why everyone needs their own ‘kitchen pharmacy’ (I absolutely LOVE his take on this) (11:41) 
  • The unexpected ingredients that can power up your energy and detoxify your body (17:24)
  • To eat grains or not to eat grains… you’ll love the Paleovedic answer (20:06)
  • The #1 breakfast choice for a successful day and long lasting energy (22:39)
  • The powerful tonic that nourishes your brain (you’re gonna wanna add this to your diet immediately!) (28:03)
  • How to do vegan right (30:26)
  • What the average dinner plate should look like for each of the 3 doshas — vata, pitta and kapha (32:14)
  • The important role of food combining in the Paleovedic diet (37:15)
  • The unusual morning ritual that can transform your health in less than 30 seconds a day (44:31)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/87

Apr 11, 2018
86: Trust Yourself
04:22

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Apr 08, 2018
85: How To Have A Miracle Mindset With JJ Virgin
53:04

Imagine if your worst fear became your reality. For today’s podcast guest, JJ Virgin, that was very nearly the case when her son was almost killed in a hit and run car accident. But rather than getting caught up in the emotions you might expect after going through such an experience — like anger, rage or grief — JJ did something truly extraordinary: she forgave

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JJ Virgin is a powerhouse of wisdom and insight. Not only is she a seriously epic superhuman, she’s also a prominent TV and media personality, speaker, podcaster, and the author of four NY Times bestsellers, including the renowned The Virgin Diet. A sought-after nutrition expert, she teaches her clients (including many of Hollywood’s elite) how to break through food and carb intolerances, so they can finally lose weight and transform their health and their lives.

Her latest book, Miracle Mindset, shows warrior mums how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons she learned as she fought for her own son’s life... And it’s this juicy topic that I was most excited to delve into with her today.

If you want to be massively inspired, master your mindset, and learn how to shift your thoughts so you can excel in ALL areas of your life, this conversation is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • The horrific moment when her life changed forever and how she got through it using her miracle mindset (04:15)
  • What is a miracle mindset and how to adopt one today (13:48)
  • The powerful exercise that will take you from a scarcity mindset to an abundant one (16:37)
  • Want to go from anger to gratitude at warp speed? Try this! (20:39)
  • Radical forgiveness — why it’s so transformative, and how to embody it in your own life (26:43)
  • The huge impact of the people around you have on your mindset (and why you want to be very conscious of who you spend time with) (31:12)
  • The secret behind her professional success (36:48)
  • How to power up your creativity (43:45)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/85

Apr 05, 2018
84: Perfect Doesn't Exist
05:28

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Apr 01, 2018
83: #RelationshipGoals With Rich Roll and Julie Piatt
01:21:50

If you’re ever in the presence of someone who’s in an epic relationship, listen closely when they talk about love, because they’ve likely got some hardcore wisdom up their sleeve... And if you ever have the opportunity to hear from BOTH partners in a conscious coupling, stop what you’re doing immediately and grab a pencil, baby — because you can be sure that the truth-bombs will be raining hard and fast!

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Rich Roll and Julie Piatt will tell you straight up, they don’t have a “perfect” relationship. (Who does?!) But after spending time with them, I can tell you — this conscious couple is inspiring as heck, and there is so much we can learn from them about how to navigate through life as a duo. I was determined to get to the bottom of what makes these guys tick, so boy did I ask them some juicy questions in today’s podcast episode.

You’ve probably heard of Rich before. His story is an epic one: after finding himself sedentary and overweight in middle age, he overhauled his life at age 40, adopted a plant-powered whole foods diet and reinvented himself as an ultra-distance endurance athlete. His inspirational memoir FINDING ULTRA: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself was an Amazon #1 best-seller and has inspired thousands across the world to embrace a plant-powered diet. Rich is a frequent guest on CNN, was named one of the "25 Fittest Men in the World" by Men's Fitness and is the host of his own chart-topping podcast. As if that’s not enough, he’s also a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School, and an inspiration to people worldwide as a transformative example of healthy living.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of discovering Rich’s partner Julie and her work, you’re in for a treat. Julie has spent decades traveling many paths and studying many traditions. She is a true renaissance artist who expresses her creative voice as a plant-based chef, singer-songwriter, yogi, sculptor, painter, spiritual guide, and homeschooling parent to four children.

Together, these two are a powerhouse of conscious living, soulful connection, and straight-up full-blown love. Being in their presence (even though it was long distance!) it was obvious how aligned they are, and how special their energy is… and I couldn’t wait to ask them the hard questions to uncover their secrets!

If you’re keen to deepen your connection with your partner, lean into love, and learn some crazy-effective skills for navigating through life as a couple, this conversation is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Their epic love story and how they got to where they are today (06:04)
  • How the masculine and feminine plays out in their relationship (11:59)
  • How Rich dealt with stepping into the role of a step parent (16:36)
  • The essential boundaries that give them a thriving relationship (22:48)
  • Their biggest challenge as a couple and how they move through it with ease and grace (33:17)
  • Why there is freedom in commitment (39:11)
  • Their top tips for keeping your relationship exciting and fresh (44:55)
  • Why you should put this one thing first — even before your partner — for a stronger relationship (46:12)
  • What soulful sex means for them (49:58)
  • Their ultimate success secrets (that you’ll definitely want to swipe for your own life) (53:26)
  • How to find joy in everyday living (55:47)
  • The secret stuff they’re working on within themselves (59:00)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/83

Mar 28, 2018
82: Choose Courage Over Comfort
07:41

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Mar 25, 2018
81: Boundary Bootcamp, Self Love And Relationships 101 With Terri Cole
01:05:00

Low in energy? Constantly feel like you don’t have enough time? Always doing stuff for other people and never for yourself? If you can relate to any of these, it’s likely that you’re not setting and affirming boundaries as well as you could be… and it’s a sure bet  you’re going to love today’s podcast!

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Boundaries are the building blocks of healthy relationships and setting them is a powerful act of self-love… yet so many of us struggle in this area — and maybe even avoid thinking about them altogether. That’s why I was so excited to interview today’s podcast guest, self love guru and boundary expert Terri Cole.

Terri Cole is a New York-based licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and founder of The Real Love Revolution and Boundary Bootcamp. For two decades, Terri has worked with some of the world’s most well-known personalities — from international pop stars, athletes, TV personalities to thought-leaders and Fortune 500 CEOs. Her strategies combine practical psychology, eastern mindfulness practices plus harnessing the power of intention to create positive, sustainable change and lasting transformation.

So if you want to dial up your self love, assert some healthy boundaries in your life and reclaim your energy and personal power, you are going to LOVE this wide-ranging conversation.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How she got to where she is today and how she became an ambassador for self love (04:04)
  • The revolution we should all be a part of (05:03)
  • The two toxic emotions holding us back from true self-love (06:40)
  • Boundaries 101: why they’re essential (and why so many of us struggle to set them) (07:44)
  • The 4 signs you’ve got the ‘disease to please’ (08:47)
  • The simple yet powerful phrase that will transform all your relationships (15:27)
  • Know your deal breakers for epic relationships (18:24) (05:42)
  • The common boundary setting mistake that can screw up your relationships (22:00)
  • How to assert your boundaries, even if you’re scared (26:59)
  • What happens when we don't assert our boundaries (32:16)
  • The life-changing concept of ‘hello goodbye’ (32:44)
  • The power of not doing the ‘auto yes’ (38:07)
  • Why awareness is key for boundaries that feel true to you (40:00)
  • How to set boundaries with your family (41:19)
  • Plus so much more!  

 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/81

Mar 21, 2018
80: Be The Example
05:45

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Mar 18, 2018
79: How To Transform Your Body With Kayla Itsines
47:29

Forbes magazine called her “the internet’s undisputed fitness queen”. So when Kayla Itsines decides to sit down and share her best techniques for transforming your body — as well as her personal stories about mindset, manifesting, and turning a “small” idea into a multi-million dollar global phenomenon — you can bet the ‘aha’ moments (as well as the ‘Holy crap, why didn’t I think of that?!’ moments) are going to flow like crazy… which is exactly what happened when I interviewed her for today’s podcast episode.

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A world class personal trainer responsible for changing millions of lives, Kayla has created the world's largest and most supportive online female fitness community. Through her successful BBG and BBG Stronger Workouts and Eating Guides — all hosted in the fitness app, SWEAT — Kayla reaches a growing online global community of 30+ million women, with her programs available in more than 142 countries and in 8 different languages.

Before sitting down for this convo, I was geared up to hear Kayla’s amazing insights on health and fitness — after all, you don’t get to where she is without amassing some crazy hacks and techniques. (And let me tell you, she did not disappoint…)

But what I DIDN’T expect to be so blown away by was her take on the mental game — the mindsets and attitudes that keep her performing at her peak, kicking goals, and staying grounded amid her schedule. She even shared her personal battles with her Mean Girl (yep, the Queen of Insty has an inner critic too!).

This episode is going to blow your mind, and blast your expectations out of the water. If you want the REAL secrets behind her success, the TRUTH about creating healthy habits that stick (without the BS), and an inner glimpse into a global empire that’s changing lives around the clock… you do not want to miss this chat.

In this episode we chat about:

  • The truth behind the myth: how Kayla got to where she is today (04:22)
  • How to start a million dollar business (and why anyone can do it) (04:58)
  • The unique approach she used to build her global empire (06:49)
  • How she masters her inner Mean Girl daily (08:18)
  • The self-talk that sometimes keeps her stuck (and what she does about it) (09:24)
  • How to create healthy habits that actually stick (13:10)
  • Kayla’s secret for staying motivated, even when life gets tough (16:13)
  • Why she doesn't drink alcohol (19:19)
  • The mantra that keeps her aligned and on track (24:32)
  • How she moves through overwhelm, stress, and feeling flat or uninspired (25:18)
  • Her unusual secret to health and happiness that we should all be embracing (27:26)
  • The power of accountability for keeping you fit and healthy, and how to use this tool in your own life (28:16)
  • How she uses boundaries to protect her energy and achieve her goals (29:24)
  • What she attributes her success to (31:48)
  • Plus so much more!

 

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This week’s podcast is brought to you by Holden and their sexy new car, the Equinox. This is the car Nick and I currently drive and we love it. It’s so spacious, zippy and smooth to drive and I especially loved the navigation and sound system which was perfect for busting out some vocals to Nick’s music. To check out more head to http://holden.com.au

Mar 14, 2018
78: Raise Your Vibration
07:04

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This week’s podcast is brought to you by Holden and their sexy new car, the Equinox. This is the car Nick and I currently drive and we love it. It’s so spacious, zippy and smooth to drive and I especially loved the navigation and sound system which was perfect for busting out some vocals to Nick’s music. To check out more head to http://holden.com.au

Mar 11, 2018
77: Uncover Your Erotic Blueprint With Miss Jaiya
01:07:40

Pure, exquisite, toe-tingling bliss... Tell me, does your lovemaking make you feel this way? And do you finish up your ‘boudoir activities’ feeling fulfilled, connected, and oh so alive? If your answer to these questions is anything less than a ‘heck yes, every time’, then HOLY SHAKTI have I got a conversation for you!

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Today’s podcast guest believes that sex isn’t just something we do, it’s part of who we are. She teaches that if we tap into our own unique blueprint for pleasure, we can unlock a wellspring of energy (and insane satisfaction) that can rock your world... both in the bedroom, and beyond. If this all sounds like your cup of cacao — one of my fave aphrodisiacs ;) — then prepare to be blown away by this conversation with the super inspiring and super sexy Miss Jaiya.

Jaiya is an internationally recognized, award-winning sexologist, best selling author, and the creator of the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough. Her mission is to help people own their desires and tap into erotic ecstasy. Through her two decades of practice as a somatic sexologist and bodyworker, combined with observation and clinical research, she developed a map of arousal that reveals your specific erotic language and path to orgasmic delight. This revolutionary framework for deep sexual satisfaction is known as your Erotic Blueprint, and I’m telling you knowing your blueprint can Change. Your. Life!

So if you’re ready for next-level lovemaking — the kind that makes your skin tingle and your heart hum, if you long for a TRUE and DEEP connection with your partner (and yourself), and if you want to RECLAIM your sexual aliveness… then plug in those headphones, press play, and get ready to be transformed!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her unusual path to where she is today, as a globally renowned sexologist (04:11)
  • The destructive ways that shame and guilt can affect our sex life (including Jaiya’s own deeply personal shame story) (06:19)
  • How to reclaim your sexual aliveness on your own terms — sans shame, taboo and guilt (08:29)
  • How she discovered and created the 5 erotic blueprints (and why they’ll blow your mind) (14:08)
  • What to do when you feel broken (15:31)
  • The crucial info you need on your partner (and how to use it to take your lovemaking next level) (17:16)
  • The 5 different erotic blueprints and how to uncover yours (so you can experience mind blowing pleasure that ticks ALL your boxes) (18:32)
  • The ONE thing that she attributes her success to (42:56)
  • The risky experiment she is currently doing with her partner (45:23)
  • The mental shift that can transform all aspects of your life — in the bedroom and beyond (54:15)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/77

Mar 07, 2018
76: Today Is All We Have
06:27

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Mar 04, 2018
75: A Course In Miracles With Marianne Williamson
51:46

Do miracles exist? And if they do, are they just reserved for monks on mountaintops? Or are miracles really possible for anyone and everyone? These powerful questions are the starting point for my conversation with today’s incredible podcast guest — author, spiritual mentor and thought leader Marianne Williamson.

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Marianne is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America’s most well known public voices, having been a popular guest on TV shows such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Bill Maher.

A goddess in the world of spiritual development, Marianne is both prolific and profound. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers (seven!), four of these were number one, and her mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality.

This episode is one that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, and I’m so excited for you to listen in and soak up this spiritual goodness. If you’re craving the kind of sacred insight that connects you STRAIGHT to your heart-space and helps you see your own truth in sharp relief, you are going to froth over the wisdom in this wide-ranging conversation.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why Marianne doesn’t consider herself a ‘spiritual teacher’ (03:46)
  • How Marianne came across ‘A Course in Miracles’ (05:43)
  • Sneaky signs that you’re off your soul’s path (08:16)
  • Her recent experience where she had to lie for a friend, and how she dealt with the guilt (09:08)
  • How to get back on your path (10:45)
  • Found yourself in a dark place? Do this one thing before anything else (13:19)
  • Why we shouldn’t avoid sadness (15:00)
  • How you can teach your kids about spiritual principles (LOVE her take on this) (18:40)
  • The truth about forgiveness (22:24)
  • Why judgemental thoughts will hold you back from living your best life (26:21)
  • The simple morning hack that will transform your life (35:26)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/75

Feb 28, 2018
74: Dial Up Your Worthy-O-Meter
07:25

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Feb 25, 2018
73: How To Heal Leaky Gut With Dr Josh Axe
52:03

What if there was ONE area of your body you could focus on, where the tiniest of improvements would radically enhance ALL aspects of your health and wellbeing? Well, you’re in luck, because there is a part of your body where that exact equation is true: your gut! And today’s podcast guest — gut guru and functional medicine extraordinaire, Dr Josh Axe — is here to show us precisely how to upgrade this underrated organ to experience crazy improvements in your health, energy and life.

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Dr. Josh Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist. The catalyst that sparked his food-fuelled mission was when his mum was diagnosed with cancer… for a second time. Determined to get her healthy again, Dr Axe helped her overhaul her diet and lifestyle to embrace whole foods and gut-friendly bacteria. Witnessing her incredible recovery lit a fire in his belly, and ignited his passion to help people get healthy by using nutrition to reclaim their health. An expert in functional medicine, digestive health and herbal remedies, Dr Axe is also the bestselling author of Eat Dirt and co-author of Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine.

It’s no exaggeration to say that the wellness strategies in this episode could change your life and health forever. So if you want to rewrite your body’s story and reclaim vibrant health for yourself and your family — particularly if you’ve ever had gut issues of any sort — you’re gonna wanna bring a pen and paper for this episode… the nuggets of gold just keep on coming!

In this episode we chat about:

  • His incredible journey from watching his mum suffer with cancer (and being unwell himself) to where he is today (03:40)
  • The truth about leaky gut that nobody is talking about (07:03)
  • The 6 main causes of leaky gut (08:18)
  • The sneaky gut symptoms that loads of people miss (08:41)
  • Why leaky gut is the root cause of all disease (09:35)
  • His crazy-effective protocol to heal your gut (12:54)
  • The surprising (and free!) strategies to release stress and improve your overall health (21:14)
  • How to identify your gut type for optimal health and energy (27:02)
  • How you can completely turn your health around in just 90 days (36:14)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. Please consult a holistic health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

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Feb 22, 2018
72: This Too Shall Pass
05:58

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Feb 18, 2018
71: Natural Contraception and How To Fix Your Period With Dr Lara Briden
53:46

Missing periods, PCOS, endometriosis and PMS… odds are, either you or someone you love struggles with one (or more) of these painful conditions every month. But your cycle does NOT have to be a cause of pain, frustration or moodiness, and today’s podcast guest — Dr. Lara Briden — is going to tell us why.

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Dr. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and ‘period revolutionary’ — leading the change to better periods for all women. Informed by a strong science background and more than 20 years experience with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control. Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto for woman who want to reimagine their cycle and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones. Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women across the globe. 

Everyone — and I mean both men and women — NEED to listen to this wide-ranging conversation, especially if you want to make a baby, re-establish regular periods, discover the most reliable methods of natural non hormonal contraception methods, and heal your PCOS, endometriosis, or PMS.

In this episode we chat about:

  • What the pill is actually doing to our bodies (03:58)
  • Why period pain is not normal (06:29)
  • Dr Lara’s top 3 non-conventional ways to combat period pain (good GODDESS I wish I’d known about these back in the day!) (12:06)
  • Why our periods go missing and how to get them back (14:23) 
  • The top 5 non-hormonal natural contraception methods (18:55)
  • How long you need to wait after you come off the pill before you make a baby (26:30)
  • Why making a baby is a team sport and why men are just as responsible as women (29:19)
  • What men can do to make sure they have super sperm (31:45)
  • Plus so much more!

 

P.S. Please consult a holistic health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/71

Feb 14, 2018
70: Perfect Doesn't Exist
05:57

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Feb 11, 2018
69: A New Way To Live, Lead, Earn And Give With Peta Kelly
01:17:26

Is ‘hustle and grind’ how life’s meant to be? Is climbing your way to the ‘top’ really the end-game we should be aiming for? Is financial freedom truly what it's all about? Not according to today’s superstar podcast guest (and my beautiful soul sister) Peta Kelly, who says there is a New Way to becoming more successful than the generations before us and a New Way to live, lead, earn and give.

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Peta is a serial entrepreneur and author who’s built multiple seven-figure businesses and created a load of success in her life. So when she speaks? I’m all ears, baby! This is her second time on the show and she’s back with a big message to share: Earth is hiring us for a very important role and we need to listen up and lighten up... otherwise we will miss our opportunity.

I always walk away from conversations with Peta BRIMMING with energy and ideas, and I know you’re going to feel the same after listening to this epic podcast. We touch on so many juicy topics — from tapping into your creative flow, to living your true genius, to the ancient wisdom that will empower each of us (along with the rest of the planet) to rise out of mediocrity and truly thrive.

If you want to be (as Peta would say) ‘inspired AF’, and unearth the secrets of the New Way to live, lead, earn and give — along with discovering how to create deep inner fulfillment in your life — this podcast is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • What the heck earth is hiring us to do (06:52)
  • Why being in alignment is key to inner peace and happiness (08:02)
  • How to know when you’re out of alignment and what to do about it (09:23)
  • Peta’s so-useful strategies for sliding back into effortless alignment (13:16)
  • How to unkink your hose (I LOVE this so much!) (17:11)
  • The truth about the New Way to live, lead, earn and give (23:15)
  • How to circulate your energy and raise your vibration to be more in alignment with Mother Nature (24:49)
  • How to live in integrity (and why it’s so imperative!) (26:21)
  • Why it’s ok to change your mind  (26:36)
  • The hugely important activity that will enrich your life and keep your inner compass pointing true north (37:14)
  • How the internal shifts of motherhood have impacted Peta’s life and purpose (49:55)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/69

Feb 07, 2018
68: Let Go Of Your Story
08:06

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Feb 04, 2018
67: A Beginners Guide To Ayurveda With Sahara Rose
56:00

Ayurveda is a 5000 year old technology. It’s the ancient sister science of yoga and when fully understood and implemented into your life it can help you navigate your own health journey and complement your life. It can also radically rock all your relationships and love life too.

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I dove deep into Ayurveda back in 2011 when I studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed if you haven’t had the right teaching. This is why today’s guest Sahara Rose who wrote the number one best-selling Ayurveda book in the world, The Idiot’s Guide To Ayurveda is perfect to break Ayurveda down into digestible bites for us to understand today.

Not only a best-selling author, Sahara is also a certified Ayurvedic, holistic and sports nutritionist and is super passionate about bridging ancient Ayurvedic healing wisdom with modern nutritional science to the millennials.

In this episode we chat about:

  • What is ayurveda (04:01)
  • Her story and journey from being unwell and unhealthy to thriving (05:06)
  • How she got help guru Deepak Chopra to write the forward to her best selling book (10:21)
  • The 3 different doshas and how to work out yours (14:10)
  • How to rebalance your dosha (29:19)
  • How understanding your own dosha and doshas of people around you, leads to a happier relationship (32:32)
  • How your doshas is connected with your life purpose (35:09)
  • Plus so much more!

 

P.S. Please consult a holistic health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/67

Feb 01, 2018
66: You Are Your Own Best Guru
05:54

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Jan 28, 2018
65: How The Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Save Our World With Josh Tickell
01:00:11

Right now the way we are treating Mother Earth means that our children and our children's children may not experience the beauty we get to witness today. I want to be more of a voice for Mamma Earth because first and foremost change starts with us. We CAN make a difference and there’s no better person than today’s podcast guest Josh Tickell to tell help us understand what we can all be doing to make a real difference.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/65

Josh is a journalist, futurist, author, and award-winning film director whose movies (Fuel, The Big Fix, Pump and Good Fortune) have been shortlisted for Academy Awards, shown in the White House, won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, and have been viewed by over 50 million people worldwide. His first book, From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank, jump started the biodiesel movement and raised billions of dollars for the algae fuel industry. And his second book ‘Kiss the Ground - How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World’ is out now and his message needs to be heard by all because we can ALL be agents for change, we can ALL make a difference and we ALL need to work together to preserve our precious Mamma Earth.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How the current agriculture model is affecting our health (05:04)
  • His journey to where he is today (06:24)
  • Why you want to get out of the super market and into your farmers’ market (15:51)
  • The connection between our food and our climate (18:44)
  • What’s causing the rise in number of heart attacks around the world (22:48)
  • What we can do to be agents for change to preserve mother earth for future generations (24:56)
  • Why you should be conscious about where your food is coming from (28:34)
  • Why you need to know your dirt (30:19)
  • Why the soil is the most important part of good health (32:21)
  • Why it’s important to educate our children about food & nourishment from a very young age (42:21)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/65

Jan 24, 2018
64: You Are Not Broken
10:04

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Jan 21, 2018
63: #RelationshipGoals With Jake Ducey and Ashley Hall
01:21:19

Relationships are our biggest spiritual assignments and it’s not every day we are presented with good examples of a conscious couple, but today’s guests, personal development guru Jake Ducey and mindful artist Ashley Hall are just that.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/63

Already on The Melissa Ambrosini Show we have featured some amazing #relationshipgoals who have taught us so much, but what I love about these two is getting to see young love playing out at such a high level. It’s beautiful to see the younger generation taking full advantage of the incredible opportunity that being in ‘relationship’ provides us all.

If you want to next level your relationship you are not going to want to miss this episode because Jake and Ash share all the tips and trick on how they navigate their relationship, plus they share their best advice on how to live and work under the one roof.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Their epic love story (06:35)
  • How they fill themselves up so they can show up as their best version of themselves (16:32)
  • Their top 6 tips on how to live and work together (20:55)
  • The biggest challenge they face and how they work through it (26:29)
  • A common fear that a lot of women feel (28:45)
  • How they keep their relationship exciting and fresh (36:56)
  • How they create space for soulful sex and why it’s so important to them (42:11)
  • The biggest tips for a happy and successful relationship (49:10)
  • How financial freedom can support your relationship (49:28)
  • How to hypnotise yourself (01:09:48)
  • Why deciding to be wealthy actually leads to more wealth and abundance (01:12:11)
  • Things you have to stop saying if you want true love in your life (01:14:44)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/63

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Jan 18, 2018
62: You Are Enough
08:11

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Jan 14, 2018
61: Could Your Phone Be Killing You? With Daniel DeBaun
59:10

How many times do you use your smartphone, tablet or computer in a day? If you’re anything like me it’s multiple times (ok, maybe hundreds) throughout the day. But have you ever stopped to think about what this is actually doing to your health? If not, you are going to want to listen up and pay attention.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/61

Today’s guest Daniel DeBaun inventor, co-founder and CEO of DefenderShield® the worlds most effective EMF radiation protection technology. He has done the research and knows how you can protect yourself and your family from EMF radiation.

Daniel is an internationally recognized and influential expert in shielding electronic emissions and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) protection, and bestselling author of Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology. Daniel’s concern regarding the health impact of electronic radiation emissions grew from over 30 years of engineering experience in the telecommunications industry where he held a variety of leadership and executive positions at SAIC, Telcordia, AT&T and Bell Labs.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How and why he created his company DefenderShield® (05:41)
  • Why you will never put your laptop on your lap ever again (08:00)
  • Why you never want to hold your phone up to your head, use headphones or bluetooth again (09:36)
  • The long terms effects that EMFs cause (13:10)
  • What the real effects of EMFs are to your health (15:08)
  • How EMFs suppress your immune system (15:57)
  • The safest ways to use your phone and laptop to protect you and your family (22:11)
  • How we can protect ourselves from EMF (22:58)
  • What you should do before going to sleep (23:42)
  • How much ‘Airplane Mode’ limits exposure to EMF (25:43)
  • Is there a difference between EMF emitted by an iPhone and Android? (37:10)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/61

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

This week’s podcast is brought to you by WelleCo. I love the WelleCo SuperElixir because it is so easy to use and is all about delivering your body the daily nutrients it craves through natural whole plant-based foods. To get free shipping on any purchase, use code ‘SUPERELIXIR’ at checkout. 

Jan 10, 2018
60: Be Love
07:24

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Jan 07, 2018
59: Vegan, Paleo, Low Carb, High Carb - What’s YOUR Ideal Diet With Dr Stephen Cabral
01:36:04

This week’s podcast is brought to you by WelleCo. I love the WelleCo SuperElixir because it is so easy to use and is all about delivering your body the daily nutrients it craves through natural whole plant-based foods. To get free shipping on any purchase, use code ‘SUPERELIXIR’ at checkout. 

From vegan, paleo, low carb, high carb, raw, vegetarian to pescetarian the list goes on and on. No wonder so many people are confused about what to eat and what the ideal diet is for them. It’s confusing as heck, but today’s guest Dr Stephen Cabral is going to bust a whole lot of myths and tell you once and for all what the best diet is for you. 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/59

Dr Stephen Cabral is a board certified naturopathic doctor and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute and StephenCabral.com 

At 17 years old, Stephen was diagnosed with a life-altering illness and given no hope for recovery. Everyday, he suffered endlessly for many years. It was only after Stephen traveled all over the world and discovered how to combine ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art Naturopathic and Functional Medicine did he understand how to fully rebalance the body and re-energize it with life. 

Today in Dr. Cabral’s online and Boston practice, where he and his team have completed over 200,000 client appointments, he uses Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plans to help people rebalance their mind and body to recover from auto-immune, thyroid, fatigue, hormone, weight gain, digestive, mood, skin, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions.

His mission is to help people understand that there is always a reason why you have not achieved your ideal wellness or weight loss goals and that you can and will get well again. 

So, if you are currently struggling with a health issue/s or just want to know what the heck to eat, this episode is for you! 

In this episode we chat about: 

  • How he healed from multiple ‘incurable’ diseases (08:49)
  • Why he studied different healing modalities all over the world and what he learned that changed his life (15:14)
  • The 3 different body types and why understanding this will change your life and boost your health forever (19:30)
  • How a vata body type can still be a vegan without negatively impacting their health (23:43)
  • How understanding your body type affects every area of your life especially your diet, exercise, sleep and daily routines (28:06)
  • The two most detrimental things you might be doing that are good for your health (34:20)
  • Why intermittent fasting and low carb diets might not be the most supportive thing for you (37:50)
  • How to finally lose the stubborn weight (40:25)
  • How to reset your circadian rhythm (40:44)
  • Why one size fits all approach is not the answer (44:39)
  • The powerful truth that will blow your mind (95% of all disease is lifestyle and diet related) (49:24)
  • The truth behind infertility (49:43)
  • Why we become unbalanced (54:56)
  • How to finally heal (56:08)
  • Why you may want to rethink taking probiotic, fermented foods and bone broth (58:07)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/59

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

Jan 03, 2018
58: Stop Waiting
08:51

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Jan 01, 2018
57: How To Be Ultra Spiritual With JP Sears
01:06:00

Being more spiritual, conscious and mindful each day is definitely a goal of mine and a constant work in progress, but in the past I have taken this journey way too seriously. Which is why I love today's guest, JP Sears, who uses humour to make fun of people like me. Since watching his hilarious videos which total 100’s of millions of views, such as ‘How To Be Gluten Intolerant’ and ‘Becoming An Expert Yoga Teacher’, I was able to bring more lightness, joy and play to the sometimes serious topics like consciousness, meditation, enlightenment and mastering your ego (aka Mean Girl).

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/57

JP is not only a world famous comedian delivering inspiring and epic content in a hilarious way, but he is also the real deal - an emotional healing coach, YouTuber, bestselling author of How To Be Ultra Spiritual, international teacher, speaker, world traveler, and curious student of life. All of his work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. 

If you want to soak up some wisdom on how to be a more enlightened and spiritual being, plus have a big giggle, then this episode is for you! 

In this episode we chat about:

  • How JP’s sense of humor confused some of his viewers when he started making videos (04:39) (01:12)
  • Why he chooses to use humor to share these powerful messages (06:29) (02:20)
  • Whether he actually practices the things he talks about (09:58) (03:30)
  • JP’s spiritual journey and how he got on this path (11:30) (05:40)
  • How JP deals with negativity online (14:29) (07:42)
  • Why being authentic is necessary to feel deeply fulfilled (26:27) (09:29)
  • The two things that make you feel empty that you want to quit doing today (27:08) (10:08)
  • Why fear is necessary in order to grow (29:01) (10:40)
  • How being fearless is an illusion (31:30) (11:57)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/57

Dec 27, 2017
56: Get Grateful
05:37

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Dec 24, 2017
55: Soulful Sex and Soulmates with Melissa Ambrosini
01:30:11

You can probably tell by now that this is going to be bit of a different episode. No, Melissa has not had a sex change, this is in fact her husband Nick doing bit of a podcast takeover. Each week Melissa asks you who you want interviewed on the show, and one of the most common requests is actually to hear more from Melissa. So in this extra special episode I am going to be playing the role of host while I get to ask Melissa all your top questions on the topics of love, relationships and soulful sex. Plus, if you are extra lucky, you might snag a few extra juicy insights from me too along the way ;)

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/55

Melissa Ambrosini needs no introduction. But since I have you as my captive audience, let me share a bit about Melissa from my perspective. When we first met, I was totally taken by what I call her ‘shininess’. Melissa is honestly the most authentic and beautiful person I have ever met, which explains why I proposed to her after just 2 weeks! I wanted this woman in my life forever.

Over the past 4 years since we met, I have watched her grow from an inspired young woman into a global thought leader who has the purest of intentions with everything that she does. Each morning when we wake up, she asks me “what are three things you are grateful for” and I often say “I am grateful that you said yes.”

Melissa makes me want to be more every day. And I think that really sums her up. Everyone I meet who has been touched by Melissa and her work, is inspired to be more. And I can’t wait for you to get your hands on her next book Open Wide because I know just how crucial this information is.

We both learned a lot of what is in the book before we met, and when we came together it was the perfect playing field to put it into action. I had many relationships before Melissa, and even a marriage. I can honestly say that not understanding the core concepts of what Melissa presents in Open Wide was like flying blind. I seriously had no idea what it meant to be a man! But thank goodness I managed to figure some of this out, which allowed me to then unite with my soul mate.

 

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why Melissa wrote the deeply vulnerable Open Wide (05:49)
  • Why fear could be a sign that you are on the right path (10:26)
  • Why understanding the masculine and feminine is so important in your relationships and within yourself (11:59)
  • How to rebalance your masculine and feminine energy systems (13:26)
  • The importance of polarity and how it plays out in your relationships and everyday life (16:18)
  • What is soulful sex (22:55)
  • Why sex can be an act of service (25:35)
  • Why a man would choose whether or not to ejaculate during love making (27:40)
  • How do you call in more love and manifest your soulmate? (31:32)
  • The illusion that once you meet your ‘one’ it’s all rainbows and butterflies (37:59)
  • How to keep the spark alive in your relationship (43:56)
  • How to ‘consciously uncouple’ (50:16)
  • How do you let go of expectations in all of your relationships? (57:12)
  • How to make new soulful sister connections and be a good friend (01:02:35)

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/55

Dec 20, 2017
54: Open Wide
06:23

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Dec 17, 2017
53: Healing Sexual Trauma, Mindful Pregnancy And Orgasmic Childbirth With Debra Pascali-Bonaro
59:41

Empowering, life changing, ecstatic… not words you’d usually use to describe childbirth, right? Well, after listening to today’s podcast guest, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, I’m betting you’re going to be changing the way you look at, talk about, and conceptualise this sacred right of passage. Because as Debra’s work shows, it IS possible to have a childbirth that’s filled with love, bliss, dignity… and even orgasm!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/53

Debra Pascali Bonaro is a pioneer in reminding humanity that birth can be full of pleasure and delight. She has trained thousands of doulas and birth professionals around the world in the practices of gentle birth support, and her work has been featured in places like The Today Show, The New York Times, The LA Times, The UK Times, as well as numerous Parenting and Health Magazines around the world. She’s also the creator and director of Orgasmic Birth, a documentary that examines the intimate and miraculous nature of birth.

Debra’s insights have massive implications for ALL women — not just those who are pregnant, or planning on having babies soon. So if you want to learn how to unlock your power as a woman, reframe your perception of childbirth, and tap into the magic of this sacred rite of passage, this episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about: 

  • Her journey from hearing her nonna and great nonna’s birthing stories, to becoming an orgasmic childbirth educator and expert in empowering women to take back their birth (04:21)
  • How you can have a gentle and orgasmic birth (yes, it IS possible) (14:37)
  • Why you must have a love affair with desire and pleasure every single day, and what this can do for your birth (15:43)
  • Why you always want to be mindful of your dialogue — but even more so around birth and pregnancy (18:34)
  • How to literally dance our babies out into the world (love this SO much!) (21:25)
  • Why love and respect are essential when you’re bringing a baby into the world (29:12)
  • Why sexuality during childbirth is so important (32:43)
  • The power of healing sexual trauma (36:03)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/53

Dec 13, 2017
52: You Are Here To Shine
10:49

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Dec 08, 2017
51: Orgasmic Meditation With Eli Block
54:59

I’ve tried all sorts of meditations — from mantra based meditation, to visualization, mindfulness and deep breathing. But until a few years ago, I had never tried orgasmic meditation (OM)... and oh boy am I glad I did!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/51

Unlike other meditations, which you do on your own, OM is a consciousness practice you do with another person. The OM practice combines the power and attention of meditation with the deeply human, deeply felt, and connected experience of orgasm.

The benefits of this practice are huge — and backed up by both science and loads of personal stories of transformation. As well as feeling amazing, getting your OM on can incline people towards empathy, connection, and generosity. Orgasm also magnifies, intensifies, and vivifies everyday experience — not by altering it, but by revealing its true nature. The implications for our health, happiness, and relationships are astounding.

To teach us about this sacred, sensual practice — and to help us peel back the layers on our own true nature — today I have Eli Block on the podcast, a senior faculty member and director at OneTaste.

Eli’s insights are sure to inspire, fascinate and surprise you… So if you’re curious about how to activate your sexual impulse, ramp up your intimacy levels, and reach an optimal state of consciousness, this episode is a must listen!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Eli’s journey to OM (04:17)
  • What is orgasmic meditation (OM) and how this sacred practice can change your life (07:18)
  • How to practise OM (including a step by step explanation, and starter tips for newbies) (08:54)
  • The power of focused attention (and how it can transform your spiritual and sensual experiences) (13:40)
  • My own personal OM experience and why I loved it (17:52)
  • The benefits of OM (19:22)
  • Why women want to avoid being tumescent (and what this can do to your life) (22:51)
  • The importance of releasing your sexual energy in order to be the best version of yourself (24:13)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/51

Nov 29, 2017
50: From Cancer, To Near Death, To True Healing With Anita Moorjani
01:11:30

What happens when we leave this earth suit? What’s on the ‘other side’? And what’s the true meaning of this wild and precious life we’ve been gifted? Today’s podcast guest, Anita Moorjani, has the answers to these questions... and her story is likely to blow your spiritual socks off.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/50

After four years of illness, Anita was in the final stages of terminal cancer. Her body — riddled with tumours — was shutting down, and doctors had all but written her off. It was then, in her comatose state, that she had a near death experience — visiting the other realm, experiencing unconditional love, and realising her inherent worth. Upon waking, Anita shocked her medical team by rapidly healing her body, with all traces of cancer disappearing in just a few short weeks.

Describing herself as ‘just an ordinary Indian girl who had an extraordinary experience’, Anita went on to change her life, reclaim her health, and rewrite her future. Since then, she has captured the hearts and attention of millions across the globe by sharing her incredible story, and is now an internationally renowned inspirational speaker and New York Times best selling author.

So if you want a serious dose of inspiration, a deeper understanding of true love, and the real reason why we are here on earth, THIS episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her near death experience, the life changing lessons she learned from it and how it changed the entire course of her life (05:18)
  • Why Anita believes that “heaven” is not a destination but a state of being (23:38)
  • The real reason why so many people are suffering (26:20)
  • The way to true health (SO freaking inspiring) (34:04)
  • What fear actually does to your body, mind and soul (35:09)
  • How to transform your fear into love (37:29)
  • Why love is the answer to everything (38:55)
  • What to do if you or someone close to you has just been diagnosed with an illness, or is going through a tough time (41:51)
  • The little known secret for rapid healing (that’s absolutely essential for recovery) (43:48)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/50

Nov 22, 2017
49: Loving Yourself, Overcoming Fear And Building A Global Empire With Lorna Jane
01:08:08

It’s always so inspiring to meet people who are kicking butt in not just one, but multiple life areas. They’re my favourite people to interview because they’ve perfected the art of peak performance, and always have so many useful insights to share about what it takes to get to the top. Today’s podcast guest, Lorna Jane, is a shining example of one of these peak performers. A business guru with an uber-successful global empire, she’s also rocking radiant health, a kickass mindset, off-the-charts self-love, a beautiful marriage (25 years and counting), and a love-filled personality to boot… It’s a seriously impressive array of achievements (and did I mention she’s a total sweetheart too?!)

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/49

The seed for Lorna’s fashion empire was first planted in 1985, when she came up with the then-radical idea that gym wear could also be worn as lifestyle clothing. She thought that if she could design pieces that were both fashionable and functional, it would inspire women to put on their activewear and actually want to work out! Lorna’s unique vision quickly turned into a global movement — a complete way of life that has transformed not only what women wear all over the world, but also how they think and feel about health and wellness. This is a woman with serious cred, who’s influenced and revolutionised multiple industries… and she’s not done yet!

If you are ready for some serious inspiration, you are going to L.O.V.E. this episode.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her journey from fitness instructor to CEO of a global activewear company (06:40)
  • How she overcomes fear in her daily life (10:24)
  • Her darkest times and how she moved through them (15:47)
  • How to bust through fear (22:52)
  • Her self love journey (26:04)
  • The biggest thing that broke her heart (28:16)
  • Her best self love tips (32:37)
  • The big thing that she has struggled with all her life which brought her to tears (36:58)
  • Whether you can be a successful entrepreneur and have children (43:59)
  • Working and living with your partner (47:39)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/49

Nov 15, 2017
48: Hack Your Stress, Calm Your Nervous System And Take Charge Of Your Life With Evan Brand
01:26:11

 It seems like every week, there’s a new study released finding yet another way that stress is harming us. Whether it’s emotional, environmental, nutritional or physical, we all know that stress can have a destructive impact on our mind, body and soul (not to mention our immune system, relationships, creativity… the list goes on!) It’s easy to feel powerless when it comes to stress — I mean, it’s an unavoidable part of modern life, yeah? And we all just have to put up with it slowly poisoning us... right? Not according to today’s podcast guest, Evan Brand, who is here to teach us how to rewrite our stress response, calm our nervous system and take charge of our life.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/48

Evan is a board-certified holistic nutritionist, certified functional medicine practitioner and nutritional therapist... so you can bet your sweet tushie he knows his stuff when it comes to all things health! With his focus on addressing the underlying causes that lead to disease and depression, Evan has transformed the lives of thousands of people and helped them reclaim their energy, vitality and their life.

If you want to rewire your brain, increase your energy, and master stress once and for all, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • His journey to becoming a functional medical practitioner (05:29)
  • The long term effects of stress (10:19)
  • How stress eats your brain, muscle tissue and causes leaky gut (12:28)
  • Why you want to take ALL your notifications off your phone and computer (15:34)
  • The 4 different types of stress and why you need to understand them (24:13)
  • How the food you eat can ramp up your stress response (26:58)
  • Why you need to get rid of plastic in your home (27:40)
  • What nobody tells you about Crossfit and stress (28:05)
  • His top tips for adrenal support (29:00)
  • How to avoid energy vampires (30:14)
  • The power of EFT (31:33)
  • How stress affects your mood, mind and mojo (35:32)
  • The link between stress and your gut (37:09)
  • No-brainer tactics to eliminate stress (41:15)
  • How to rewire your brain (43:26)
  • The most advanced bio-hacks for stress reduction (49:22)
  • Psychedelics for stress busting (56:00)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/48

Nov 08, 2017
47: Reboot Your Metabolism In 21 Days And Burn Fat Forever With Mark Sisson
01:01:20

When someone tells you that you can reboot your metabolism and teach your body how to burn fat as your main fuel source, it’s safe to say they’d capture your attention, yeah? Well, what if they said that they could teach you how to do all that in just 21 days, and that the effects would last FOREVER? Sounds almost too good to be true, right? But today’s podcast guest, Mark Sisson — from leading Paleo blog Mark’s Daily Apple — assures us that it’s not only possible, it’s 100% achievable, and he’s here to tell us how. 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/47

Mark is a lion in the world of Paleo and primal health. A former world-class endurance athlete, he’s become one of the leading voices of the Evolutionary Health Movement and has dedicated his life to helping others reach optimal health and performance. 

With his unconventional — but extremely effective — approach to health, he has paved the way for Primal enthusiasts to challenge accepted wisdom on all aspects of diet, exercise and lifestyle, inspiring them to take personal responsibility for their health and well-being. (And at 64 years of age, completely ripped, and bouncing with energy, you can tell that Mark is someone who walks their talk… and that his talk absolutely works!) 

So if you are ready to unleash copious amounts of energy, kickstart your metabolism, and become a fat burning machine forever, Holy Smokes are you going to love this episode.

In this episode we chat about: 

  • Mark’s journey from endurance athlete to where he is today (05:19)
  • Whether the keto diet is actually right for you (09:33)
  • What is metabolic flexibility and why you NEED to know about it (12:12)
  • How to ditch carbohydrate dependency and become a fat burning beast for good (12:58)
  • Mark’s ultimate ‘how to’ for getting into ketosis — including the ideal times to train and eat (15:23)
  • The importance of bio-individuality when it comes to your diet and health (19:54)
  • How sleep and stress affect your metabolic rate and ability to burn fat (you do NOT want to miss what he has to say here!) (25:25)
  • The ideal amount of time we need to sleep (29:20)
  • Why play is the key to happiness (30:49)
  • How to eat from a place of love, not fear (and why this is a game-changing mindset shift) (37:32)
  • How he deals with stress (47:49)
  • What (the eff!) is ‘forest bathing’ and why Mark says you should do it every day (49:16)
  • Plus so much more!

 

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/47

Nov 01, 2017
46: Embracing Vulnerability, Creating Strong Relationships And Living Your Fullest Life With Lewis Howes
01:03:06

Imagine if you knew how to confidently show up as your true, authentic self in EVERY part of your life... How liberating would that be? Instead though, many of us can lean towards covering up our true essence by putting on a mask, believing that it will make us more ‘likeable’ or help us fit in better. Today’s podcast guest, the incredible New York Times bestselling author Lewis Howes, knows all about the masks we wear. (In fact, he literally wrote the book on them!). In this episode, we’re delving deep into why we wear them, how to take them off, and why this is an essential topic to explore if you want to unlock your full potential and experience epic relationships.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/46

Lewis’s story is pretty incredible. After achieving crazy success at just 30 years of age, he found himself wearing the ultimate mask — outwardly thriving, but profoundly unfulfilled on the inside. Not happy to settle for a life half-lived, Howes set out on a personal journey to find inner peace and to uncover the many masks that people wear. That journey led him to write The Mask of Masculinity — an odyssey of self-discovery for all modern men... and the women who love them.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who either IS a man, loves a man (including a father, brother, or partner), or wants to better understand the role of men in our culture. (So ladies, this is one ep you should DEFINITELY slip onto your man’s iPhone!)

If you want to show up as your best self, live a life of true freedom, and connect with your partner on the most epic level imaginable, make sure you listen now.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Lewis’ journey from professional footballer to New York Times bestselling author, number one podcaster, and being interviewed by Ellen (03:33)
  • His next book and why he wrote The Mask of Masculinity (09:49)
  • Why we all wear masks (14:42)
  • Who are we without our masks (17:00)
  • His top tips for relationships and how these tips have changed his life (24:55)
  • Why breathing and meditation are key to epic relationships (31:32)
  • Powerful strategies to free yourself from guilt and fear (30:15)
  • The must-have relationship boundaries that will change your life (LOVE his take on this!) (34:17)
  • How to inspire your partner to show up as the best version of themselves (35:04)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/46

Oct 25, 2017
45: How To Have An Ecstatic Childbirth With Dr Sarah Buckley
01:18:59

An orgasm during childbirth? Pffft. Yeah, right. Like most people, I rolled my eyes when I first heard about the concept of ‘ecstatic birth’. I mean, childbirth is meant to be a traumatic and painful experience, right? That’s certainly the message I got growing up, and from every Hollywood movie with a birthing scene! But today’s podcast guest, family physician Dr Sarah Buckley, has not only experienced an ecstatic birth first hand, she has done the research and has scientific proof of the hormonal physiology of labour and birth that can result in a pleasurable and ecstatic labour. Um, sign me up please!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/45

Trained in GP obstetrics, Dr Buckley has been writing and lecturing to childbirth professionals and parents since 1997, and is the author of the international best-seller Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering. Sarah is also the mother of four children, all naturally born and naturally raised, now in their teen years and beyond. 

Sarah’s work supports parents and professionals to be well informed, and to listen to their hearts and instincts. She acknowledges parents as the real experts in their bodies, babies, and families (hallelujah!) and what she has to offer will radically change the way you look at childbirth forever. 

Whether you’re a mama, a mama-to-be, a maybe-one-day, or even a hard no, today’s episode is SUCH important listening for women everywhere. (Basically, everyone with ovaries needs to hear this wisdom!) So if you want to understand the true power of your womanly body, and rewrite what’s possible when it comes to birth, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about: 

  • Sarah’s journey and how she became a natural birth doctor (05:24)
  • How you can experience a natural ecstatic childbirth (08:53)
  • Why giving birth is hardwired in all women (14:49)
  • How we can rectify the hormonal gaps when we have interventions or c-sections (16:59)
  • Why skin to skin contact is vital for as long as possible (19:27)
  • What a baby breast crawl is (25:56)
  • How important it is to trust your body — especially during pregnancy, birth and postpartum (32:22)
  • Why no two births are ever the same (38:01)
  • Why it’s important to be the most prepared you can be, and how hiring a midwife can be one of the most supportive things you can do (45:14)
  • What is a lotus birth? (51:20)
  • Plus so much more.

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/45

Oct 18, 2017
44: How To Optimise Your Life With Luke Storey
01:28:47

How does a Hollywood celebrity fashion stylist become one of the most well known bio hackers on the planet? Well, today’s podcast guest Luke Storey did it by using himself as a human guinea pig to explore a broad variety of measures to obtain optimal health, performance and well-being.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/44

Luke’s journey is a fascinating one — he’s gone from styling people’s clothes to styling their lives (how cool is that?!). He has spent the past twenty-one years developing and refining what he says is the ‘ultimate’ lifestyle, based on powerful principles of health and spirituality, combined with the technology and modern conveniences of urban living. He has applied his findings to not only completely transform his own life, but also the lives of thousands of people across the globe… and after today’s powerhouse conversation, you might find yourself one of them!

If you’re passionate about discovering the ultimate lifestyle for top performance, health, and fulfillment, you WON’T want to miss this interview.

In this episode we chat about: 

  • His journey from Hollywood celebrity fashion stylist to a famous biohacking life stylist (04:54)
  • What exactly is a life stylist? (07:28)
  • How to not become obsessed with health (12:34)
  • Why self-love is key to happiness (17:55)
  • The best bio hacking tricks he has tried (so many cool ideas here — worth listening to the episode for these tips alone!) (36:50)
  • What is bringing him the most joy right now (58:06)
  • His epic (and elaborate!) morning routine (01:05:56)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/44

Oct 11, 2017
43: Living A Regret Free Life With Bronnie Ware
01:06:35

Imagine having access to a secret blueprint that allows you to live a life with ZERO regrets… That’s what today’s podcast guest, Bronnie Ware, has created. As a palliative care worker, she sat next to hundreds of terminally ill people at one of the most critical junctures of their lives: while they transitioned out of their earth suit. She paid attention to their final stories and dying wishes, suspecting that there’d be powerful wisdom hidden within… and Holy Shakti, she was not wrong!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/43

Bronnie began noticing that these departing souls all seemed to have the same few regrets. She compiled this wisdom into a potent book — The Top Five Regrets of the Dying — so that all of us could learn from these lessons, and transform our own lives. Now an international bestseller, Bronnie’s words and wisdom have changed lives across the globe... And after today’s podcast, you might just be one of them.

If you want to consciously create a life that you’re proud of, that fulfills you on a heart and soul level, and that results in zero deathbed regrets, this eye-opening conversation is for you…

In this episode we chat about: 

  • Her journey from being a banker, to an artist, to a palliative care worker, to an international bestselling author (04:30)
  • Her path to finding work with heart (06:54)
  • The top regrets of the dying and how you can rewrite your own reality to live regret free (08:36)
  • What working in palliative care has taught her (12:48)
  • How she lives a regret free life, and the simple tools she uses to do that (19:22)
  • The power of creating space and stillness in your life (21:10)
  • How to inspire your children to live regret free lives (25:19)
  • Her healing journey from debilitating rheumatoid arthritis (34:16)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/43

Oct 05, 2017
42: The Matrix, Meditation And Mindfulness with Carrie-Anne Moss
01:51:37

Carrie-Anne Moss shot to global stardom as Trinity in the global box office smash hit, The Matrix trilogy. But this heart-centered, humble woman has not let fame and success change her. As well as being a mega Hollywood actress, she is also a mama, wife, a voice for women, and an incredible spiritual teacher. (How’s that for multi talented?!)

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/42

When I first read Carrie-Anne’s teachings and musings — over on her gorgeous website, Annapurna Living — I knew I HAD to have her on the show. Anyone who can stay as calm, centred, and conscious as she is, while still kicking butt in the crazy world of Hollywood, clearly has some potent wisdom up her sleeve. 

If you’re craving some powerful inspo — particularly on how to experience remarkable freedom while living a life of success, satisfaction and nourishment — you won’t want to miss this powerful conversation.

In this episode we chat about: 

  • Carrie-Anne’s discovery of her spiritual path, before she became an actress (04:52)
  • What she learned from her character Trinity in the Matrix (08:25)
  • How she dances between the masculine and feminine energy (09:17)
  • How she let’s go of guilt and nourishes her mind, body and soul (11:43)
  • The power of spiritual awareness (17:50)
  • What living through an earthquake and watching her life flash before her eyes taught her (20:00)
  • How she navigates her way through Hollywood (24:40)
  • The power of elevating others (25:35)
  • How parenting our children can inspire growth (30:18)
  • Why personal growth is the key to loving your life (32:07)
  • Managing your relationships alongside your spiritual journey (36:52)
  • Communicating effectively with your lover (42:39)
  • Why your imperfections are ‘perfect’ (46:42)
  • How to awaken through your cycle (53:09)
  • How having children and becoming a parent has changed her (56:15)
  • How to connect with the moon to supercharge your creativity and productivity (1:04:40)
  • Why she consciously chooses not to put anything toxic in or on her body (1:28:18)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/42

Sep 27, 2017
41: The Power Of Essential Oils With Dr Eric Zielinski
01:13:16

What are essential oils? How do they interact with our bodies? What are the practical ways we can integrate them into our lives for optimal wellness? Today, more than ever, we are hearing more and more about essential oils and just how magical these powerful gifts from the earth are. Despite them being in the spotlight however, it’s not every day that you come across someone in the public health sphere who’s an essential oils guru, but the wildly popular Dr Eric Zielinski specializes in the therapeutic use of essential oils, so I knew I had to have him on the show!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/41

Achieving true health is not an easy task. For many people, it might be easier to pop a pill or push aside lingering discomfort in favor of finishing everything on your to-do list. But Dr Z (as he is commonly known) says there is a different way and is passionate about showing people how to make their health a priority with Mother Nature's medicine. Essential oils can be the natural solution for an infinite number of physical, emotional and spiritual issues, so if you want to learn about the best essential oils from a true research backed expert, and how to live a toxic free life, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about: 

  • His journey from chiropractor to essential oils guru (04:08)
  • What are essential oils and why are they so powerful (06:47)
  • Why understanding dilution is imperative (10:06)
  • The top things you must know before you start using plant extracts (11:43)
  • Why bio individuality is key when using oils (11:54)
  • The many ways you can use the oils in your everyday life (21:47)
  • How oils can help boost your health and happiness (23:47)
  • You won’t believe these products that use essentials oils! (28:38)
  • The best oils for women (41:31)
  • The most harmonising oils to combat stress (41:38)
  • How to become obsessed with oils (42:47)
  • How to use aromatic anchors in your life (49:50)
  • Oils for meditation and spirituality (51:24)
  • How and why you need to control your home environment and how to create a home wellness sanctuary (56:40)
  • Plus so much more!

P.S. You should always consult a health practitioner before starting any new health practice.

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/41

Sep 20, 2017
40: Master Your Mind And Experience Heaven On Earth With Dr Bruce Lipton
01:27:24

You know when you first fall in love, and you experience the honeymoon stage? You’re so loved up, present and totally in flow. Life feels great. Epic, actually! Then it slowly starts to fade away and life goes back to normal. That’s what we are lead to believe is suppose to happen, right?! Well today’s guest Dr Bruce Lipton says no way! We can actually experience the honeymoon effect as part of our everyday reality. In fact, we can live in that state of bliss constantly... Sounds good to me!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/40

Dr Bruce Lipton is an internationally recognized leader in bringing science and spirit together. He is a stem cell biologist, the global smash hit bestselling author of The Biology Of Belief and The Honeymoon Effect, plus he just happens to be a super powerful speaker. If you want to experience the ‘honeymoon effect’ every single day and create heaven here on earth, then you’re going to LOVE today’s episode. 

In this episode we chat about: 

  • How knowledge is power (06:15)
  • How to truly experience heaven on earth (08:04)
  • Why the first 7 years of your life are crucial for the development of your belief systems (all you parents are going want to grab a pen for this bit!) (10:42)
  • How to reprogram your negative, limiting, fear-based beliefs (so much gold here!) (29:41)
  • The importance of self-love in creating your dream existence (33:50)
  • Why your new hobby needs to be theta hypnosis (36:44)
  • Why repetition is your best friend when reprogramming your beliefs (37:36)
  • Why you need to fake it till you make it (47:04)
  • How worrying can repel your desires and ruin your manifesting (50:46)
  • How 90% of all disease is stress related, and how you can influence your genes to create vibrant, glowing health (55:33)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/40

Sep 13, 2017
39: #RelationshipGoals With Chris And Lori Harder
01:10:17

Imagine trying to operate complex machinery without an instruction manual… sounds crazy, but that’s exactly what most of us are doing in our relationships! After all, it’s not like we’re taught ‘Relationship 101’ in school. Instead, we’re left to figure it out for ourselves and if you’re anything like me, you fumble, because I (and maybe you too?) never really understood the basic principle that our relationships are our teachers. Relationships serve a divine purpose, and are the most amazing opportunity for growth. 

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/39

Today’s podcasts guests, Chris and Lori Harder, are great examples of what growth in a relationship can look like. 

After over a decade together, Chris and Lori live and work under the one roof (which to me, is a mighty feat in itself). And not only do they do it well, they do it with crazy amounts of love, respect and compassion. So, if you want to learn how to run not one, but TWO multi-million dollar brands, AND be happy, successful, give back, inspire millions and have an epic soulful relationship, then this episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about: 

  • Chris and Lori’s magical love story and how they got to where they are today (05:24)
  • Their top 5 tips on how to live and work together (with loads of love, and without losing your mind!) (08:54)
  • Why your partner is NOT your coach (lots of light-bulb moments to be had here!) (15:45)
  • The number one key to a successful relationship (19:43)
  • The importance of understanding the masculine and feminine, and how they navigate between the two energy systems (23:13)
  • The biggest challenge they have with each other and how they move through it with ease and grace (31:36)
  • The biggest misconception about them as a couple (33:43)
  • How they keep their love and relationship exciting and fresh after over a decade together (I’ve already put some of their insights here into action!) (37:25)
  • Why self-love is the key to a successful relationship (43:47)
  • What they are currently wanting to improve within their life (48:28)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/39

Sep 06, 2017
38: Eat Your Way Out Of Illness With Dr Terry Wahls
52:26

Hippocrates famously once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Never before has been more relevant than today, especially when it comes to combatting inflammation in the body and common autoimmune issues.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/38

It’s not everyday you meet someone who has healed herself from being wheelchair bound with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and done so mainly via the foods she eats. But today’s guest, Dr Terry Wahls, is that person and her story is now well known around the world.

Dr. Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.

Unfortunately, autoimmune issues are all too common these days. But Dr Wahls’ approach to nutrition and health shows us that illness and decline are not inevitable, and we do have the power to rewrite our own future. Not only does Terry give you the tools to add years to your life, she also teaches you how to ‘cook for your life’ and reverse autoimmunity so that you can not just slow its descent, but live a life of radiant health and full-blown vitality.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why she only eats one meal a day (05:16)
  • The best anti-aging secret ever (05:56)
  • The reason we feel hungry (even when we don’t really need to eat) (06:17)
  • How she healed from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (07:05)
  • How to create health and cook for life (13:57)
  • The biggest thing you need to remove from your diet to help you thrive (15:36)
  • What a ketogenic diet is and the pros and cons of it (16:24)
  • How to get your hormones back on track (19:42)
  • The top things you need to experience glowing health and vitality (27:01)
  • Why avoiding lectins may be the number one thing you need to do for your health (34:02)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/38

Aug 30, 2017
37: Daily Habits To Make You A Happier Human With Gretchen Rubin
01:02:28

What if I told you that there are specific habits and rituals you can follow that WILL make you happier? It might sound farfetched but it’s 100% true, as you’ll find out in this conversation with today’s podcast guest, Gretchen Rubin — a lawyer-turned-writer who has dedicated her life to researching happiness and giving us tools to make life better.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/37

Gretchen is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the planet on the topics of habits and happiness. She is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness. She provides surprising insights and practical advice drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, and her own observations, about how we can make our lives better than before. Fast Company named Gretchen on its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she’s a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100. She’s been interviewed by Oprah, and walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama… So it’s safe to say, this lady knows her thing!

 

If you want to experience even more happiness in your life (and if you’re as fascinated by the power of habits as I am), then this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How she became an expert on happiness (03:32)
  • Gretchen’s 21 strategies to dial up your happiness levels (07:17)
  • The difference between habits and rituals (08:58)
  • Why you need to understand the roles of treats vs rewards (and how you can use each to help you get stuff done!) (12:49)
  • The essential 7 happiness habits (20:35)
  • The 4 tendencies, and why it’s such a struggle to form new habits, even when you really want to (this is super interesting!) (23:47)
  • How making your bed can make you happier (yep, you heard me correctly!) (34:20)
  • The 2 questions to ask yourself to uncover what makes you truly happy (37:39)
  • What to do when you ‘fail’ (and why, if you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough) (40:45)
  • Why it's important to be nice to everyone (43:36)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/37

Aug 23, 2017
36: Your Gut Health Questions Answered By Donna Gates
01:15:42

Your gut affects SO MANY aspects of your health — from your skin, to your mood, your fertility, your emotions, your hormones, your stress levels and more. So even the smallest improvements to your gut health can have amazing flow-on effects to the rest of your body and mind… but the opposite is true too: if your gut’s in bad shape, everything’s going to be out of whack. So it’s super important to get your gut sorted, which is why on this week’s show — due to popular demand — I have brought back the amazingly insightful Donna Gates, gut expert extraordinaire! Today she will be answering all your burning questions to help you understand this oh-so-important organ — and get clear on how to take care of it — so you can experience massive shifts in your mood, energy levels and general vitality.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/36

If you’ve never heard Donna speak before, you’re in for a treat. As the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity, she is on a mission to change the way the world eats. The Body Ecology Diet was the first ‘diet’ of its kind — sugar-free, gluten-free, casein-free, and probiotic-rich. In fact, Donna’s ALWAYS been ahead of her time (she was teaching about fermented foods way back in 1994, and was the first to coin the phrase ‘inner ecosystem’). Over the past 25 years, she has truly become one of the most respected authorities in the field of digestive health, diet, and nutrition.... so I cannot wait for you to hear us delve crazy-deep into all things gutsy!

If you care at ALL about your health (and you’re reading this, beautiful, so I know you do) this is a must-listen episode that has the power to impact your life in massive ways, for decades to come.

In this episode we chat about:

  • The 5 daily habits for good gut health (05:16)
  • The essential tests to find out what's going on inside your gut (18:06)
  • The truth about intermittent fasting and fertility (20:58)
  • Donna’s best-ever anti-aging tip (22:08)
  • The hidden cause of infertility (which so few women know about) (25:19)
  • Important eating strategies during pregnancy and breastfeeding (26:54)
  • What a keto diet is and if it's good for you (28:21)
  • Why knowing your genes is key to optimum health (29:38)
  • How to heal skin issues like acne, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea (if only I’d known this stuff when I was a teenager!) (33:26)
  • How to lower cortisol and support your adrenals (37:08)
  • Vegan bone broth alternatives (41:04)
  • How to heal histamine and SIBO (51:28)
  • Why you want to avoid alcohol and eating in between meals (01:06:26)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/36

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Aug 16, 2017
35: How To Live An Extraordinary Life With Mike Sherbakov
01:10:32

I recently met Mike on my trip to Greece where we worked with the Afghanistan refugees. After that experience we headed to Naxos and Santorini to spend a few days together, and it’s safe to say that Nick (my hubby) and Mike had a mega bromance going on! But Nick wasn’t the only one drawn to this beautiful human... Everybody wanted to be around him. It’s not everyday you meet someone you feel so honored and humbled to simply be in their presence. Mike is so powerful, yet soft, grounded and purpose driven. I felt like I was in the presence of true greatness. Which is why I am so excited to share his story with you today.

Mike Sherbakov knows a thing or two about living an extraordinary life. From active duty in the United States Marine Corps to being a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, mega global adventurer, inspiring father, and creating The Greatness Foundation, his entire life is dedicated to being of service and supporting others just like you to unlock greatness.

Mike is fascinated with exploring human potential, and is on a mission to positively impact one billion lives. He holds degrees in kinesiology and psychology, along with advanced certifications in fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and yoga.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/35

If you’re craving some feel-it-in-your-bones inspiration to lift you up and rocket you forward, this conversation is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How he went from working in the marines to being an entrepreneur, philanthropist, adventurer, and creating The Greatness Foundation (04:18)
  • Why you can sometimes be frightened of your light (not your darkness) (08:16)
  • How to live an extraordinary life (10:05)
  • The power of showing up (and why it’s so essential) (13:27)
  • The top five regrets of the dying (16:17)
  • How to find your passion and purpose in life (21:09)
  • The ideal people to surround yourself with, if you want to achieve greatness (21:53)
  • Why you need to be a student for life (23:13)
  • Why are we here on earth? (An answer that’ll make your heart soar!) (24:44)
  • Parenthood as a transformational journey (27:23)
  • The daily rituals that will change your life (30:19)
  • Why openness is the key to everything (37:25)
  • The beauty of different perspectives (40:14)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/35

Aug 09, 2017
34: Eating Your Placenta And Natural Birthing With Genevieve Howland
01:24:49

Now more than ever we are seeing a return of empowered women, birthing their children in the way that THEY want to… and it’s thanks to powerhouse women like Genevieve, who are blazing the trail and lighting the way for all of us.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/34

Whatever your dream birth may look like, Genevieve believes that preparation and knowledge is key to set yourself up for your ideal birthing experience. And after giving birth to two children (in a birthing centre, supported by a midwife and doula) she knows her shizzle, and wanted to share everything she knows with YOU! That’s why she wrote her incredible book, The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth. It’s a modern (yet ancient) approach to this sacred journey, which recognises that childbirth is a miraculous process... not a medical condition or illness.

There’s so much juicy, empowering knowledge in this conversation, I know your mind is going to be blown wide open. So whether you are thinking about having a baby, are still years off, or aren’t interested at all, if you are a female this podcast is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How she went from being a junk food-eating, soft drink-guzzling smoker to Mama Natural (05:19)
  • Why a scary, fearful birth doesn't have to be your reality (and how to shift your mindset and perception) (13:56)
  • Vaginal birth vs Cesarean — the facts, the myths, and what every woman NEEDS to know (19:48)
  • The key to natural birth (seriously — why aren’t we taught this stuff at school?!) (24:04)
  • The ‘gentle’ intervention option (that many women don’t know about) (25:13)
  • How to make a Cesarean as similar to a natural birth as possible (the answer lies in your vagina!) (26:55)
  • Home birth vs Hospital birth — which is right for you? (27:58)
  • How to reduce your risk of interventions (29:36)
  • The difference between a midwife and doula (and why you want both!) (36:49)
  • How to find your dream birth team (I absolutely loved her ideas here… take notes!) (38:40)
  • Why you should eat your placenta… yes, really! (43:58)
  • Why presence and surrender are essential for a blissful birth (57:24)
  • The 3 things you must do for healthy, humming hormones (59:20)
  • Why you must avoid stressful exercise when pregnant (01:05:24)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/34

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Aug 02, 2017
33: Overcoming Anxiety And Depression With Nora Gedgaudas
01:34:29

Nora Gedgaudas is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She’s also a globally recognized authority on ketogenic and ancestrally based nutrition, a pioneer in the Paleo movement, and a bestselling author to boot. (To say that she knows her shiz is an understatement!)

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/33

There’s so much gold in Nora’s methods and philosophy, but her approach to brain chemistry, moods, and mental health is my favorite of all. Anxiety and depression are NOT natural and do NOT have to be part of your everyday reality. So if you are currently experiencing either of these conditions — or know someone who is —- then this conversation is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How she went from living with a family of wild wolves to where she is today (yes, really!) (04:41)
  • How she lost 25 pounds doing no exercise and eating more healthy fats than ever before (08:53)
  • The dentist whose work inspired Nora’s entire approach to wellness (13:29)
  • The 2 foods you’ll find in the diets of ALL the most healthy people in the world (no matter where they live) (19:11)
  • Why eating too much protein is not good for you and can actually make you age faster (24:59)
  • The best way to age gracefully and limit disease (26:38)
  • Behind the scenes of her 25-year struggle with depression (and how she turned it all around) (33:36)
  • The truth about depression and how you can support yourself (and your cellular health) if you are currently experiencing it (34:56)
  • The absolute easiest ‘quick win’ when it comes to dealing with depression (38:15)
  • The underlying causes of depression (including how exhaustion can be keeping you sick) (44:40)
  • The diet that Nora followed to heal from 25 years of dark depression (57:57)
  • The first 3 baby steps you can take if you’re going through depression right now (Powerful AND totally achievable = Gold) (59:59)
  • The food we should ALL be cutting out immediately (01:01:34)
  • Why you need to listen to your food cravings (01:07:47)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/33

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Jul 26, 2017
32: Conversations With God And Neale Donald Walsch
01:18:31

If I were to narrow down a list of my absolute favourite books — the ones that have rocked me to my core and changed the course of my life — Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch would be a sure-fire inclusion. When I read it the first time (and there’s been many re-reads since) almost the entire book ended up dog eared and highlighted. I found myself nodding along in agreement, even saying ‘YES!’ out loud, because everything I was reading was resonating so intensely with what I already knew to be true deep in my heart.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/32

The author of this book — and the ‘voice of God’ — is Neale Donald Walsch, a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before experiencing his now famous conversation with ‘God’. The Conversations with God series of books that emerged from those encounters has been translated into 37 languages, touching millions and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.

Neale has since written 29 books on spirituality and its practical application in everyday life. Seven of those have reached the New York Times Bestseller List, with the first Conversations with God book occupying that list for over two-and-a-half years. (Crazy, cool!)

I was insanely excited to interview this amazing man, and our conversation did not disappoint. (I had goosebumps — or as I like to call them, ‘god bumps’ — the entire time!) Get ready for a spiritual awakening!

In this episode we chat about:

  • His journey and how he got to where he is today (05:00)
  • How the Conversations with God phenomenon came to be (06:55)
  • The passage from his book that brought my husband and I together (I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a ‘life changing’ book!) (14:30)
  • Neale’s foolproof strategies for dealing with challenges when they pop up (18:02)
  • The powerful spiritual tool that will change your life forever (I loved this so much!) (22:36)
  • How Neale deals with tough moments (and why what we resist persists) (26:18)
  • Neale’s favourite phrase that helps him move through adversity (28:52)
  • Are you really creating your own reality? (31:02)
  • Why being self-centered is the key to living your best life (37:12)
  • The one sentence to say to yourself before you walk into any room (40:00)
  • Why expectations ruin relationship (and how to ditch them instantly) (43:09)
  • Why forgetfulness is a great gift (47:28)
  • How and why sex is sacred (and how to use this extraordinary expression of love to enhance your relationship) (50:53)
  • The key to life (01:10:10)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/32

Jul 19, 2017
31: EMF: The Invisible Toxin That Is Ruining Your Life With Dr Libby Darnell
01:18:56

There’s no denying that EMFs (electromagnetic fields) are harmful! It’s a fact that we need to stop hiding from. Whether you feel it within yourself (like I can) or not, you are being affected by these fields every single day, and they’re having an undeniable impact on your health, happiness and hormones.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/31

Today’s podcast guest, Dr Libby Darnell — a Functional Medicine practitioner and Doctor of Chiropractic — has experienced this impact personally and professionally. She knows the detrimental effects of EMF all too well, after losing her seven-year-old niece in two months after high exposures of EMFs in her home and school.

Now an expert on how to keep your family safe from EMF radiation, Libby is on a mission to spread the message about this life-ruining toxin and share the simple but effective techniques that can save us, our kids and our future. In this must-listen episode, she tells it to us straight — including revealing some pretty scary secrets about the dangers lurking within every modern household (I have to say, I was gobsmacked!).

So settle in, buckle up, and get ready for the aha’s — this one’s quite the ride!

In this episode we chat about:

  • What EMFs actually are, how they affect you, and why they are detrimental to your health (05:24)
  • Why you need to check your smart meter to save your health (14:27)
  • The repercussions of doing nothing to protect yourself from EMFs (19:15)
  • What Libby predicts in the future for our health and EMF exposure (19:58)
  • The scary truth about ‘dirty electricity’ and how you can avoid it in your home (20:28)
  • The common household item (that your kids probably LOVE) that is slowly toxifying everyone in your household (21:22)
  • How EMFs can affect your sleep, health and fertility (27:07)
  • Libby’s crazy effective (and super cheap) EMF protection hack (you’ll be running to your kitchen to give this one a go (36:25)
  • The easy but powerful technique you can do whilst brushing your teeth, to limit your EMF exposure (37:55)
  • The dangers of fluorescent light bulbs (40:56)
  • Why you should unplug your mobiles and laptops before using them (45:54)
  • Plus so much more!

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/31

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Jul 12, 2017
30: Powerful Daily Rituals For Living Your Best Life With Elena Brower
01:00:56

Figuring out your ideal daily rituals that can enable you to really thrive can be tricky… but not for today’s guest, Elena Brower, who’s totally mastered the art. She’s also a master of many other things — including co-parenting with ease and grace, self-love, compassion, busting through fear, and dismantling addictions. I couldn’t wait to pick her brains on these topics in this heart-expanding, soul-stretching episode.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/30

Elena’s story is a fascinating one. After struggling with addiction for years, she figured out how to heal her pain (and ditch her self-destructive patterns) through self-love, daily rituals, meditation and various healing practices.

These days, she’s a world-renowned yoga teacher with her NYC classes always packed to the rafters, an author, teacher, speaker and self-love guru, as well as a loving Mama. She’s also the author of Art of Attention — an artful yoga workbook now translated into six languages — and the creator of Teach.yoga, a virtual home for yoga teachers worldwide.

If you want to amp up your self-love, learn how to consciously co-parent, and create life-changing daily practices, then this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How Elena got to where she is today and how she learned to love herself (04:40)
  • Conscious parenting and how to lead by example (09:00)
  • How blended families can co-parent with grace (11:50)
  • Why treating your children like an adult is imperative for their growth (14:16)
  • Why lying to your children will break their respect (14:50)
  • Why compassion is the key to self-love (16:35)
  • How to love yourself (17:32)
  • The breath exercise to rock your daily practice and amp up your self-love (22:52)
  • How to bust through limiting beliefs and how to re-write your fear-based stories (27:28)
  • What the powerful ‘miracle practice’ is and why it’s imperative to conscious creation (27:50)
  • Why our children are not ‘ours’, why we can not control them, and why letting them make mistakes is key to their expansion and growth (37:00)
  • The importance of vulnerability in all our relationships (and how to embody this sacred quality) (43:00)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/30

Jun 28, 2017
29: How To Financially Free Yourself With Peta Kelly
01:19:31

An abundance mindset was not something that came naturally to today’s guest, Peta Kelly. In fact, not that long ago, she had to do some major re-writing of her money story. But when she did? She became a self-made millionaire... at the grand old age of 25. (Seriously!). So you can probably tell you’re in for some epic aha’s in this episode.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/29

Peta was recently featured in Forbes Magazine and has also been named in Inc Magazine's list of Top 27 Female Entrepreneurs changing the world. Pretty epic, huh?!

She is a divine soul on a mission to unleash the genius of GenY’s globally. At age 22, she ditched her PhD studies and went on the hunt for that ‘thing’ that was calling her higher. That's when she found her first business passion in network marketing and became a 7-figure-a-year earner by the age of 26. Her network marketing journey led Peta to her bigger, more global soul work and now she’s building a global enterprise, Jeaniius — a hub of nakedly brilliant people, mobilized to create epic-ness for our planet through conscious enterprise and magical collaborations.

Peta teaches the new way to live, lead, earn and give, and what excites her the most is bringing her brilliant, badass generation together as one team and one family so that we can gift our planet (and our kiddies) an environment where they can truly thrive.

If you have any limiting money beliefs, abundance blocks or simply want to be ‘richer’ in all areas of your life, this episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • How she became a self-made millionaire at age 25 (04:42)
  • How she mastered her Mean Girl to retire her mum at age 26 (13:53)
  • Her secrets to busting through fear (15:33)
  • Why rewriting your money story is key to experiencing abundance (and how you can do it in your own life) (21:23)
  • Why alignment is so ridiculously important in manifesting your heart’s desires (31:52)
  • The one exercise that will change your relationship with money forever (41:23)
  • Why being ‘nice’ to money is imperative (such a cool idea!) (42:11)
  • How to become financially free… even if you’ve always been ‘bad’ with money, or thought it wasn’t ‘possible’ for you (48:17)
  • The 3 powerful M’s that will rock your life (50:11)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/29

Jun 21, 2017
28: Kicking Gum Disease, Glowing Skin And Sun Secrets With Nadine Artemis
01:11:07

You know that feeling when you hear something and it strikes you like a bolt of lightning? You are left thinking ‘Damn, I wish I knew this earlier’? Well… that’s exactly what I felt during this episode when Nadine Artemis started speaking about gum disease. You see, I have a secret… I have battled receding gums for years and still looking for that missing piece that will hopefully return my gums back to their natural healthy state.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/28

Nadine Artemis is the author of Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums and the upcoming book, Renegade Beauty. Described by Alanis Morissette as a ‘visionary’, Nadine has formulated a stunning collection of rare and special botanical compounds, all aimed to reclaim the natural vitality of your skin and smile using the power of nature. Her healing creations, along with her concept of Renegade Beauty, inspires people to get back to nature and rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How Nadine created Living Libations and how she got to where she is today (04:20)
  • What a ‘still room’ is (and why you’ll want one!) (10:18)
  • Nadine’s insider secrets for radiant and glowing skin (11:26)
  • The dangers of stock-standard beauty and skin care products (14:53)
  • Why your bacteria is your beautician (I absolutely LOVE her insights here!) (16:50)
  • Why you need to understand and look after your mouth’s microbiome (19:10)
  • How to restore and rejuvenate your oral microbiome (20:12)
  • Why you need to think of your mouth as an ecological garden (23:07)
  • The surprising cause of receding gums (23:50)
  • Nadine’s favorite trick to rejuvenate your gums (using two common ingredients you’ve already got in your kitchen) (25:39)
  • The eight steps to self-dentistry (33:15)
  • The power of healthy sun exposure and why it’s essential for our health and beauty (42:26)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/28

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Jun 14, 2017
27: Using The Stars And Planets To Guide Your Life With Laura Plumb
01:33:41

You have most like heard of astrology or you may have even had an astrology reading, but do you know what Jyotish astrology is? This powerful ancient Vedic based science of the stars is not something I had ever been exposed to until I met today’s special guest Laura Plumb.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/27 

Laura is a leading educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote sacred health and sumptuous living. Formerly the General Manager of The Discovery Channel in Europe, Laura is now the founder and director of VedaWise, offering clinical services in natural medicine for whole person wellness and trainings in the Vedic sciences.

Laura has studied the world over with some of the greatest luminaries of our time, practising and sharing what she has learned from ancient, proven wisdom for modern, dynamic times.

For me personally, Laura has used the stars, plant medicine and also the ancient Indian healing modality of Ayurveda to support me along my journey and I can’t wait for you to soak up her wisdom today!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her journey to where she is today (05:03)
  • How to see the love and beauty in everything (09:36)
  • Why meditation is key to happiness (13:36)
  • What is Jyotish astrology, why it’s so powerful and how it differs from other types of astrology (17:36)
  • What is Saturn's return and why you must understand it (23:42)
  • How the stars and planet can guide you (30:01)
  • The role the sun and moon play in our life (37:28)
  • What rising sign and moon signs are (39:40)
  • What is Mercury Retrograde and how to understand it (43:35)
  • Western Astrology vs Jyotish Astrology (44:04)
  • Why oiling your body top to toe before shower is one of the most important things you can do for your health (01:06:18)
  • Benefits and power of sesame oil (01:13:15)
  • The truth of who we are and why are we here on earth (01:22:24)
  • Plus so much more!

 

  

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/27

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Jun 07, 2017
26: #RelationshipGoals With Alexi Panos And Preston Smiles
01:16:48

It’s pretty hard these days to be on social media and not see the popular hashtag #RelationshipGoals. People all over the world are using this tag to indicate when they have seen a relationship that inspires them. It’s a beautiful movement and a topic I am very focused on right now as I put the finishing touches on my next book which focuses on deep love, relationships and soulful sex.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/26

I am super excited today not only because this topic is close to my heart but because we get to kick off our very first #RelationshipsGoals episode with personal development's power couple, Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos... the epitome of #RelationshipsGoals.

This epic couple are not only two of the nicest people on the planet, they are also founders of the Bridge Method which includes their live workshops, and various online training programs. Through their unique and passion-filled approach to sharing age-old wisdom, they have managed to create a movement of transformation that has earned them devoted followers from all over the world. I believe we need to learn from the masters and these two are the real deal, which is why I am psyched you get to learn from them today.

Get ready for some heart pumping love tips that will blow your mind.

In this episode we chat about:  

  • Their epic love story and how they found each other (05:22)
  • Their beliefs around the one and soulmates (13:34)
  • Their advice to people who don’t believe in ‘the one’ or soulmates (16:08)
  • How they move through challenges and disagreements (20:35)
  • The biggest game changer for their relationship (26:24)
  • How they dance between the masculine and feminine energies in their relationship (28:17)
  • How they live, lead and work together (30:45)
  • The best relationship tips ever (these are GOLD) (32:36)
  • Why sex is the key to their relationship and deep epic love (35:58)
  • The biggest thing that’s challenging them about each other and how they move through it (42:06)
  • How they keep their love blasing (43:52)
  • The common misconception about their relationship (45:59)
  • How they fill themselves up so they are overflowing and can be of service to each other (49:00)
  • How to inspire your partner (52:30)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/26

 

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

May 31, 2017
25: Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power & Increase Your Energy With Dr Joseph Mercola
01:07:41

The ‘C’ word… Yep, I said it. It’s such a hugely controversial topic with cancer rates climbing scarily fast year after year. Enter superstar guest Dr Joseph Mercola who says we can in fact combat cancer with his revolutionary diet. Hallelujah!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/25

If you want to get your health on track and feel more vital than ever before, this is by far one of the most important episodes you will ever listen to. Mercola’s Metabolic Mitochondrial Therapy (MMT), promises to combat cancer, boost brain power and increase your energy… sounds good to me! And while it may have a fancy name, it’s a really simple approach to health and longevity which I can’t wait to share with you.

Mercola has been a physician for 25 years and seen over 25,000 patients. He Founded Mercola.com 20 years ago which has been the most visited natural health website in the world for the last 13 years with over 30 million views every month. Holy guacamole! Gimme a slice of that keto pie Doc!

He has written 4 New York Times best selling books, plus his latest which is Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy is out right now.  

Get ready to sky rocket your health!

 

In this episode we chat about:

  • His journey to where he is today (05:02)
  • Why now more than ever we are seeing more people dying from cancer (07:46)
  • The dangers of EMF and how to limit your exposure (10:12)
  • What is mitochondria and why it’s so important for peak health (14:33)
  • The difference between Metabolic Mitochondrial Therapy (MMT), and a ketogenic diet (17:08)
  • Intermittent fasting, what it is and why it’s key for health (18:50)
  • The best healthy fats to fuel your brain and body (19:49)
  • How eating too much protein can be detrimental to your health (20:55)
  • Why eating big protein heavy meals at dinner is a bad idea (22:45)
  • Why skipping dinner could be the best thing for your health  (23:05)
  • How to boost your brain power and increase your energy (28:17)
  • How MMT differs from vegetarian and vegans (33:39)
  • The importance of DHA and where to get it (34:16)
  • Healthy foods that vegetarians can eat (35:56)
  • The best food to travel with (you will love this) (37:17)
  • The tip of avocados that will save you bucket loads of money (38:56)
  • The importance of vitamin D exposure (48:04)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/25

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

May 24, 2017
24: Spiritual Awakening, Parenting, Love and Creativity With Ben Lee
01:09:54

Ben Lee is a double platinum ARIA Award winning artist (the Aussie version of the Grammy's) and has been making music for 25 years. His catchy, romantic and spiritual songs have always been like trojan horses, carrying secret messages about the awakening of consciousness into the mainstream.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/24

Ben is an authentic, open, honest man so full of heart and knowledge and today he shares wisdom about spiritual awakening, growth, conscious parenting and unlocking creativity.

The thing I love about Ben most is how humble he is and willing to be the student for life. Never too big for his own boots and so ripe to grow.

If you are looking for an inspiration hit, this episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • His journey from double platinum aria award winner music artist, to where he is today (03:22)
  • Spiritual awakening (5:12)
  • The mystery within us all (7:30)
  • The repercussions of the repression of our true power (8:45)
  • Why there isn’t one way to awakening your own consciousness (11:36)
  • The best quality we can teach our children as parents (13:53)
  • The purpose of our relationships (15:37)
  • Why love is the electricity for your life (15:37)
  • The key to success (16:40)
  • Ben’s love story with his wife (18:30)
  • Why admiration is the key to a successful relationship (20:55)
  • Hold to hold space for your partner (21:47)
  • The biggest gift you can give your partner (23:30)
  • Secret of a long lasting relationship by couples who have been married for more than 30 years (23:48)
  • Unlocking creativity (25:59)
  • How to bring out the best in your lover (26:00)
  • The power of understanding the masculine and feminine for life and creativity (28:58)
  • How to consciously parent (32:30)
  • Ben’s thoughts on why we are here (34:28)
  • Why ‘failure’ is important for growth (37:52)
  • Cons of a daily routine (49:19)
  • Why learning how to think differently is so crucial (57:06)
  • Why you are entitled to abundance and how to attract more into your life (1:02:02)
  • The power of love and believing in it (1:04:14)
  • Plus so much more! 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/24

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

May 17, 2017
23: How To Succeed At Life With Jack Canfield
01:18:02

 

What makes successful people different from everyone else? Why can some people achieve amazing things, while others never make it off the couch? It was this line of questioning that fascinated today’s podcast guest, Jack Canfield.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/23

And seeing as he’s now the number one success coach in the world, as well as a mega-selling author (who’s written and co-authored more than 150 books, including 66 bestsellers including Chicken Soup For The Soul, and The Success Principles), it’s safe to say that he found some powerful answers to those questions!

So if you want to pick up some absolute gold about creating a success mindset and achieving real results, straight from the godfather of personal development himself, this episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • His journey from school teacher to number one success coach in the world (03:57)
  • What success is to him (07:39)
  • Jack’s story about discovery and his encounter with a Golden Buddha (10:40)
  • The importance of taking care of ourselves and serving others (13:41)
  • Why being authentic is so powerful (17:46)
  • Why comparison is a fast track to misery (and how to eradicate it from your mindset) (21:08)
  • The power of presence when it comes to success (26:26)
  • How to achieve your goals whilst still remaining present (32:38)
  • The four stages of spiritual development (34:50)
  • The phrase that will change your life and help you achieve massive growth (39:49)
  • How to go from where you are to where you want to be (41:09)
  • The top success principles of highly successful people (so much gold here!) (46:44)
  • What the ‘hour of power’ is and why you need to start doing it today (59:29)
  • The key to life (01:05:53)
  • The mirror exercise for radical self-care (1:10:16)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/23

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

May 10, 2017
22: The Power of Sex For Health, Wealth And Love With Kim Anami
53:55

What if there was a ‘magic pill’ that could boost your income, unlock your creativity, help you heal, and radically rock ALL your relationships… Sound too good to be true? Not according to Kim Anami.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/22

Kim is a holistic sex and relationship coach, writer and speaker, and her mission is to infuse more passion into your life and bedroom. Her work is a spiritual synthesis of two decades of exploration in Tantra, Taoism, Osho, transpersonal psychology, philosophy and a host of quantum growth-accelerating practices she uses to propel clients into higher stratospheres of connection, intimacy, energy and creativity.

Kim believes that when we are having deep, soulful, mind blowing, earth shattering sex, then everything in our life gets better. So of course I was super excited to hear all her juicy insider secrets! (And BOY does she deliver.)

If you want to take your health, wealth and love to the next level, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Kim’s journey and how she became a holistic sex and relationship coach (03:33)
  • How ‘orgasmic enlightenment’ can change your life (05:56)
  • How to harness your sexual energy and channel it into creativity and healing (10:27)
  • Why sex is a godly experience (16:43)
  • Why sex is the glue the binds our relationships together (20:00)
  • How to inspire your partner to go deeper with you (23:01)
  • How sex and increase your bank balance (23:47)
  • The 5000 year old practice that will connect you deeper with yourself (28:03)
  • How to release sexual blockages (and transform your whole life in the process!) (29:22)
  • Kim’s favourite tool for overcoming sexual shame and trauma (39:27)
  • Her daily non-negotiables (47:14)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/22

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

May 03, 2017
21. The Most Overlooked Secret For Sexy Skin With Jasmina Aganovic
01:00:37

Most people know that their skin is an organ — the body’s largest, in fact. And more people are becoming aware of just how much their skin absorbs (hint: everything you put on it!). But did you know that there’s a full-blown ecosystem of tiny bacteria that live on your skin too?

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/21

Healthy skin is meant to have a flourishing microbiome. But because most beauty and personal care products are full of toxic chemicals, not only are we upsetting the delicate pH balance of our epidermis (and wreaking havoc inside our bodies at the same time), we’re also decimating our skin’s natural bacterial colonies… which can have major health ramifications, and make it impossible to get the clear, dewy skin we all crave.

That’s why Jasmina Aganovic and the team at Mother Dirt have created the first ever ‘biome-friendly’ product line that proactively restores and preserves the good bacteria naturally found on our skin.

All Mother Dirt products are preservative-free, kid safe and allow consumers to choose products that don’t negatively impact the natural state of their skin or the planet.

If you want answers to your skin issues (and want to find out how to get sexy, glowing, flawless skin) this episode is for you.

 

In this episode we chat about:

  • What common skin issues such as eczema, acne, dry and flaky skin, sensitivity, blotchiness, roughness, oiliness, and body odor really mean and how you can prevent them (03:59)
  • The true impact that toxic beauty and skin products are having on your health and why you need to ditch them (05:34)
  • Why your skin microbiome is just as important as your gut microbiome and how you can preserve it for glowing skin (07:31)
  • Why being too clean may being doing you more harm than good (11:24)
  • What ‘ammonia oxidising bacteria’ (aka AOB’s) are and why they are so important for sexy skin (12:44)
  • Why we should be mindful of what we’re putting in our body (14:41)
  • Why sweating is important (30:14)
  • How you can spend less time and money on beauty and skin products and still have sexy skin (32:58)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/21

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Apr 26, 2017
20. Living Fearlessly, Self-Love And Conscious Parenting With Celebrity Chef Pete Evans
56:10

Though he may be one of Australia’s most popular foodies, when I think of Pete Evans I don’t think ‘paleo chef’; I think fearless ambassador for his truth. He is on a mission and doesn’t let anyone stop him.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/20

He is a highly successful yet incredibly humble family man, whose driving passion is not to inspire people to eat their greens (as some may think), but to follow their curiosity and live their best life.

If you want to live more fearlessly, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why we shouldn't get hung up on labels (06:08)
  • The truth (with a capital T) that everything comes down to love or fear (he is so talking my language!) (07:58)
  • The sacred ceremony he does with his wife for 30 minutes as the sun rises (13:16)
  • Why curiosity is the key to life (16:40)
  • How he moves through fear when it comes up (18:42)
  • Why self-love is essential to happiness (20:25)
  • The book that awakened him at 19 years old (you’ll want to add this one to your library, tout de suite!) (21:54)
  • His self-love tips and tricks (24:28)
  • How to parent consciously (27:55)
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with epic humans (34:38)
  • Why he is always hungry for growth (42:51)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/20

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Apr 18, 2017
19. Body Image Detox With Tera Warner
54:09

My wish is for every woman on the planet to know how truly beautiful and amazing they are. To look in the mirror and think, ‘I am enough’! But so many women don’t feel this way, and for many years, I didn’t either.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/19

This is why I love Tera Warner’s work. She has dedicated her life to helping women become ‘Body Enlightened’.

Tera believes an over inflated emphasis on how women look stole the thunder from how they live. Her mission is to help women see through the haze of media-driven obsessions about the body to realize that the word “beauty” has always whispered the one thing we most need to do… ‘be you.’

If you are struggling to accept the skin you’re in, if you need to do a body image detox, and if you’re sick of looking in the mirror and scoffing at yourself, this episode is for you!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why we are so obsessed with body image and what this is actually doing to us (04:58)
  • What is body enlightenment? (07:40)
  • How to take up space and be the most authentic version of yourself (12:27)
  • What to do if you’ve tried every mantra and read every self help book, but are still obsessed with your body (there is a way out!) (14:36)
  • Tera’s Springboard to Success method (and how to use it to design your dream life) (19:47)
  • How to detox your body image (22:10)
  • The real cost of your low self image and how it’s keeping you small (29:20)
  • How we can inspire and teach our daughters to not be focused on self image and to serve (35:27)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/19

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Apr 12, 2017
18. How To Be Leaner, Smarter And Boost Your Energy With Bulletproof Dave Asprey
01:06:57

If you’ve never heard of Dave Asprey, he’s the founder and CEO of Bulletproof (a high-performance coffee and food company), the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio (one of my all time favorite podcasts), creator of the wildly popular documentary Moldy and a New York Times bestselling author.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/18

From Silicon Valley entrepreneur to biohacking pioneer, this man uses himself as a human guinea pig to uncover groundbreaking techniques to give you control of your biology so that you can reach a whole new level of high performance, health and strength.

Not only is he one of the most well researched and respect people in the health industry, he is also incredibly humble and nice as (gluten free) pie.

I am bursting with excitement for you guys to hear from him today.

Get ready for your mind to be blown.

In this episode we chat about:

  • The toxic growth found in an alarming number of homes that can seriously impact your health and life (09:09)
  • His journey from Silicon Valley entrepreneur to biohacking pioneer (10:44)
  • The (life altering) discovery he made in India (16:51)
  • How and why he created Bulletproof coffee (and his secrets for the best cuppa!) (18:41)
  • How fat makes you lose weight (22:06)
  • How to transform yourself into a fat-burning machine (24:14)
  • The ketogenic diet and why it works so well (26:30)
  • How to get your body ready for babies (28:10)
  • How to become smarter (and why your intelligence isn’t fixed) (34:03)
  • Are you ignoring this vital aspect of your cellular health? (36:44)
  • The difference between hunger and cravings, and how to hack both (41:01)
  • How to boost your energy without putting on weight (44:25)
  • Hot to get your kids on the bulletproof bandwagon (46:05)
  • The biggest thing he is working on within himself right now (54:18)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/18

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Apr 05, 2017
17. How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life With Bhava Ram
01:06:57

What would you do if you met someone who had been through huge adversity; from a broken back, to terminal cancer, through to addiction, traumatic stress and depression... but managed to come out the other side with a tonne of grace and wisdom? I can tell you what I’d do: ask as many questions (and soak up as many lessons) as possible.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/17

Bhava’s story is incredible. He went from being a front-line journalist and war correspondent for NBC (winning the Alfred I. duPont award for his work, which is like winning the Pulitzer Prize)… to hitting rock bottom, with overwhelming health issues… through to becoming a head-standing yogi with a brand new outlook on life. This is a man who has truly been through it all and come out the other end to serve.

I was introduced to Bhava by my husband and have been forever changed! He has impacted both our lives in a profound way (and in fact, the work that he did with Nick before we got together really cracked Nick’s heart open nice and wide, ready for me.

Get ready for some serious inspiration and wisdom, because it comes hard and fast.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How he went from being a Type A over-achiever to a yogi (and what it’s like to completely step into a new identity) (05:53)
  • The dark demons that visited him in the rehabilitation center (14:17)
  • How he healed from cancer, a broken back, depression, addiction and traumatic stress (21:21)
  • How waking up early helped Bhava heal his body (this story is insane!) (23:58)
  • How Bhava’s doctor reacted to his healing (26:56)
  • Essential daily habits for anyone craving healing and transformation (28:11)
  • Who the best guru on the planet is and why you need to listen to them (29:41)
  • The power of mantra to manifest an abundance of health, wealth and love in your life (37:05)
  • How Bhava deals with fear when it comes up today (I love these tips!) (39:51)
  • The biggest contributing factor to your growth and evolution (and it’s not what you think) (51:40)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/17

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Mar 28, 2017
16. How To Become A Health Coach and The Future Of Nutrition With Joshua Rosenthal
01:05:22

Those of you who’ve read Mastering Your Mean Girl, you’ll know that in 2010 I hit rock bottom, and ended up in hospital very unwell and unhappy. I felt really lost and had no idea what I was going to do with my life. What I did know, however, was that I needed to get healthy and happy again. So I signed up for IIN (the Institute for Integrative Nutrition), not really knowing what to expect... and I’ve never looked back.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/16

IIN changed my life, which is why I am SO excited to be chatting with its founder, Joshua Rosenthal, in today's episode.

Now, when I say that it changed my life, I mean it! Literally! It helped me launch my dream career and turn it into a profitable business that supports me and my family, it helped me heal and get healthy, and it helped me achieve a level of happiness I didn’t know existed. I also met some of the most amazing soul sisters from all over the world, who have become some of my besties... It also gave me the confidence to call in my dream man.

Becoming an IIN holistic health coach was really one of the best things I have ever done. And because I experienced such profound results, my brother, sister-in-law and many of my friends have gone on to study at IIN too. It’s seriously awesome!

So if you’ve been craving change in your life, and have a burning passion for health, buckle up for today’s podcast... you’re gonna love it.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why Joshua created IIN back in 1992 (05:08)
  • What a health coach actually is (09:02)
  • What’s truly possible for a health coach to achieve (11:35)
  • How IIN is different to other health and wellness certifications (13:06)
  • What the IIN curriculum covers and how much is involved in the 6 and 12 month programs (22:53)
  • What’s all the fuss about bio-individuality? (25:49)
  • How to use primary foods to hack your health and nourish your family
  • Why everyone needs a health coach (30:32)
  • The future for health coaches and nutrition (if you’re a wellness nerd like me, this stuff is so exciting!) (37:27)
  • Joshua’s definition of ‘meditation’ and why it’s a necessity in the modern world (53:21)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/16

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Mar 22, 2017
15. How To Find 'The One' With My Husband Nick Broadhurst
01:17:23

This is a very special and intimate episode for me, with my most frequently requested guest… my husband. There aren’t many musicians who can create music that moves you on a deep spiritual level, cracks you wide open, and is chart-toppingly epic at the same time... But Nick Broadhurst does exactly that!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/15

Also known as BROADHURST, not only is this man an incredible musician, he’s also an amazing husband, father and entrepreneur who has so many genius insights into getting the most out of life. Paying close attention to what he has to say is, in many ways, like a shortcut for your own personal growth.

Nick has been on a fascinating journey: from being a founding member in the pop sensation Sneaky Sound System, then becoming Australia’s top real estate agent, to  being bedridden for three years with Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and now finally living out his true passion as a popular musician. And today, not only do we get to hear this divine human speak about the creative power of love and relationships, we are also celebrating the release of his latest single and music video, The One, featuring… me!

Holy moly are you going to LOVE this!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Nick’s journey and how he got to where he is today (05:35)
  • The personal work you must do before you can call in The One (23:32)
  • The number one key to a successful relationship (25:16)
  • The power of support and challenge in your relationship (27:10)
  • How to find The One (29:12)
  • Are you making these common mistakes that repel true love? (29:49)
  • Why you need to become more to get more (including Nick’s genius hacks to shift your mindset) (30:41)
  • How to know when you’ve found The One (32:00)
  • What to do if you are with someone who isn't The One (33:06)
  • Why stress will kill your relationship (and what to do instead) (34:50)
  • The importance of understanding the masculine and feminine (37:02)
  • What a superior man is and why you want one (37:44)
  • The best way to inspire your partner to step up and be a superior man (ladies, you’re going to love what he says here!) (42:06)
  • How to stay excited after years of being with The One (47:07)
  • Why expectations ruin all relationships (52:06)
  • How important it is to not carry any baggage from past heartbreaks into the current relationship (54:52)
  • The keys to a sweeter life (01:02:07)
  • The power of a daily practice for an epic relationship (01:06:17)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/15

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Mar 16, 2017
14: The Pill, Periods And Fertility With Dr Nat Kringoudis
01:04:03

Nat’s approach to wellness is fascinating. After recognising the large gap between conventional medicine and holistic health — in particular when it comes to fertility — she set about creating her own unique treatment style.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/14

A fusion of western medicine, alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and natural fertility techniques, Nat’s methods have helped thousands of women stay vital, feel sexy, and fall pregnant.

BUT, in case you think ‘fertility’ isn’t a topic for you, let me point out: for Nat, fertility is about so much more than just baby-making. This is about rocking your hormones, increasing your energy levels, and being the best version of you, as well as consciously taking control of your reproductive health.

There’s no holds barred in this episode. We chat pregnancy, the pill, periods, PMS, PCOS, fertility, infertility, thyroid, gut health, contraception, stress and so much more… you are not going to want to miss this eye-opening convo because we discuss it all!

In this episode we chat about:

  • The repercussions of the pill, that hardly any women know about (04:02)
  • The commons mistakes women make when it comes to their period and contraception (08:54)
  • The healthiest — and safest — natural alternatives to the pill (16:54)
  • The commonly prescribed drug that’s harming your thyroid (and Nat’s protocol if you suspect you’ve got thyroid issues) (30:35)
  • How gluten affects your thyroid (35:03)
  • Why your gut is the epicenter of happy hormones and humming health (34:50)
  • PCOS: what it is, how to tell if you’ve got it, and how you can fix it (36:22)
  • Why fertility is about so much more than just making babies (and why no woman can afford to ignore it) (39:51)
  • How stress affects your hormones and could be causing you to hold onto excess weight (31:58)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/14

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Mar 06, 2017
13: Healing Candida And Building A Robust Immune System With Donna Gates
01:24:06

There are a few people who have had a huge impact on the way I eat and one of those people is today’s podcast guest, Donna Gates.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/13

As an expert in Body Ecology, this remarkable woman has dedicated her life to helping people heal their bodies and experience vibrant health. Her approach to nutrition is insanely powerful, and I especially love her strong focus on bio-individuality and treating each body as unique.

In this episode we dive deep — delving into everything from SIBO, to candida, to genes, to your gut microbiome and more. In her signature myth-busting style, Donna debunks these (sometimes scary) terms and uncovers how you can experience radiant wellness the Body Ecology way.  

If you want to get your guts in order, watch your health skyrocket and increase your energy levels, this is a must-listen conversation!

In this episode we chat about:

  • The Body Ecology lifestyle, and why it’s such a healthful way to live and eat (06:36)
  • How to use food to heal your body (11:52)
  • The 7 core principles of Body Ecology, and how to implement them into your own life (14:36)
  • The massive mistake most health philosophies make (and why they’ll hinder your healing) (17:20)
  • The everyday factor that’s literally killing your gut microbiome (31:43)
  • How your emotions can affect your health (32:57)
  • Deciphering your body’s secret messages about the food you’re eating (34:54)
  • What is SIBO and how to fix it (35:40)
  • Are you a snacker? Here’s why you might want to rethink grazing all day long (36:51)
  • The common fungal infection you might not even know you have (42:16)
  • Solving specific gut issues so you don’t pass them onto your unborn child (46:18)
  • How to build a robust immune system (47:34)
  • Why getting your genes tested is imperative to navigate your health issues (52:26)
  • The power of time restricted eating (a.k.a. fasting) and why it's so powerful for health and energy (58:55)
  • Plus so much more!

 

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/13

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Feb 28, 2017
12: How To Build A Global Tribe With James Colquhoun
01:09:28

It’s not often you meet a super conscious, smart, switched on, handsome, surfer dude that knows a thing of two about building a global tribe, but James Colquhoun is that man!

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/12

Not only is James a dear friend of mine, he is also the incredible filmmaker behind the wildly popular and life changing documentaries Food Matters and Hungry For Change and he is also the founder of FMTV (the Netflix, but for health and wellness).

If you’re hungry for wellness inspiration, genius business strategies, and behind-the-scenes insights into a real-life global empire, today’s episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How he went from captaining massive cruise liners to captaining Food Matters and FMTV (06:46)
  • What inspired James to dive deep into health and wellness (08:00)
  • How to be a true leader (he has such powerful insights here!) (16:34)
  • How he built his global tribe of loyal fans (21:41)
  • How he got his first million subscribers (22:30)
  • The role of consistency in building an epic tribe and brand (27:55)
  • The future of emails and deliverability (32:54)
  • The best way to build your audience (37:44)
  • How to build an authentic tribe (40:29)
  • How to activate your tribe to take part in an event (41:40)
  • The importance of over delivering (46:01)
  • The power of passion (48:50)
  • His 10 year vision for Food Matters and his life (52:08)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/12

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Feb 22, 2017
11: How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit With Marie Forleo
01:13:00

Is it really possible to create a business and life you flat-out LOVE? Today’s guest, Marie Forleo says hell yes! And after intentionally creating a crazy-successful business and life of her own, it’s safe to say this is one woman who truly walks her talk.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/11

I first discovered Marie back in 2011, when I did her online business program, B-School. It was a life-changing experience, and it gave me the courage (and tools) to follow my passion and create my own business. I have gone through B-School every year since — not only because I love it, but because it never fails to trigger a new wave of growth and abundance, both in my business and myself.

Marie’s incredible achievements have been recognised far and wide — Oprah named her a thought leader for the next generation, and Inc included her on their annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies. But I love her most for her heart-centred wisdom and her commitment to giving back — she’s been one of the most influential figures in my life, and I can’t wait for you to hear this intimate chat.

Whether you want to turn your passion into profit, or simply invite more love into your life, get ready for inspiration overload. You’re gonna love this one!

In this episode we chat about:

  • Why ‘wealth’ is not a dirty word (3:32)
  • Her past struggle with money and wealth, and how she overcame her money-making blocks (4:53)
  • What her parents’ divorce taught her (05:01)
  • How she built her passion-driven multi-million dollar empire from scratch (10:24)
  • How Marie got to where she is today and how she got into life coaching (14:44)
  • How to find your passion in life (18:33)
  • How to move through limiting beliefs around money and abundance (24:56)
  • How to turn your passion into profit (26:30)
  • How she creates community and culture with a virtual team all over the world (27:51)
  • How to build and hire your own epic team (30:46)
  • Why giving back and being a ‘people based’ business will skyrocket your profits (so much gold here!) (39:17)
  • Marie’s tips on bringing real world connection into the online space (48:30)
  • How Marie juggles the dance between the masculine and feminine (51:20)
  • Why self care is so important when you’re running a heart centered business (56:17)
  • The daily routine and non negotiables that allow her to be so successful (57:36)
  • How a supportive partner can help you shine (58:56)
  • What Marie is most recently grateful for (01:02:40)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/11

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Feb 15, 2017
10: To Meat Or Not To Meat With Daniel Vitalis
01:28:31

Your body was wired for an ancient world. So how on earth are we meant to thrive in this modern era? Today’s podcast guest, Daniel Vitalis, says it’s about awakening our instincts, and freeing our bodies –– and minds –– from the degenerative effects of domestication… which is exactly what we dive deep into in this episode.

For full show notes and episode resources, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/10

Daniel is my go-to health expert, and has been for many years. He is incredibly knowledgeable on ancestral health and lifestyle design, and a wealth of wisdom when it come to human health, personal development, and strategic living.

Not only that, he is also one of the most genuine, authentic, nicest and loving human beings I have ever come across… a true gem in the online world!

His message of re-wilding your life and spirit has the power to literally transform the way you live and feel each day, so I know you’re going to find this episode as jaw-dropping and inspiring as I did.

Get ready for your mind to be blown. (Oh, and bring a pen — you’re gonna want to take notes for this one!)

In this interview we chat about:

  • Daniel’s story and how he went from a raw vegan for 10 years... to hunting his own meat! (04:04)
  • How to consume animal products consciously (11:27)
  • Why starving further estranges us from nature (13:01)
  • Daniel’s views on Ayurveda and the current health system (I found his insights here especially fascinating) (15:10)
  • The truth about eating fats (and how to use them to increase your IQ) (17:42)
  • When politics messes with what’s on our plates (including one of the big ways we’ve been lied to)  (20:30)
  • Daniel’s essential nutrients for optimum health (25:21)
  • Do you know where your food comes from? You’ll want to after this! (29:06)
  • Are you making this big mistake when it comes to oils? (33:57)
  • The most nutrient dense food on the planet — it’s not what you think! (45:50)
  • Why he doesn’t set an alarm to wake up in the morning (01:10:47)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/10

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Feb 07, 2017
9: Unleashing Your Orgasm For Pleasure, Healing And Power With Eyal Matsliah
01:04:21

It’s not often you meet a man who is a women's sexuality coach. But after witnessing a rape scene at a young age, Eyal vowed to never treat women as anything less than the divine goddesses they truly are.

For full show notes and episode resources head to https://melissaambrosini.com/9

Some women can hold a lot of past pain, trauma, fear and anger in their sex chakra, so that’s where a lot of Eyal’s work is centred: helping women release that negative energy so they can unleash their full potential and step into the true power.

In case you think this kind of work is only relevant to the boudoir, think again! As Eyal so eloquently points out, it’s actually the key to expressing your highest gifts, unleashing your creativity, helping more people and making more money.

Not only is Eyal a sexual empowerment coach, he is also an international speaker and author of Orgasm Unleashed —Your guide to pleasure, healing and power.

If you want to step into your true feminine power, this episode is a must listen.

In this episode we chat about:

  • How he came to be a women's sexuality expert (03:30)
  • The importance of the masculine and feminine energy and how to dance between the two (06:36)
  • How to empower your man (I love his take on this!) (10:50)
  • What his definition of orgasm is, and how to become multi orgasmic (yes, please and thank you) (15:54)
  • The different types of orgasm and why one is more powerful than the other  (20:00)
  • How becoming orgasmic can raise your state of consciousness (24:30)
  • Why sexuality starts with you (27:30)
  • How to have whole body orgasms that last for hours (32:38)
  • Why an orgasm is a spiritual experience (35:50)
  • How to awaken the goddess within (his tips here are so powerful) (37:40)
  • How becoming orgasmic can change your life and business (39:20)
  • How to skyrocket your health (50:41)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/9

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

Jan 31, 2017
8: Sex And Success With Danielle La Porte
44:59

This episode should come with a warning — CAUTION: May ignite burning passion within your soul! Today’s guest is none other than Danielle LaPorte — bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, pioneer in the self-help sphere, and all-round goddess.

For full show notes and episode resources head to https://melissaambrosini.com/8

Danielle is one of the most deeply thoughtful and wise women I’ve ever met. Her knack of honing in on the truth behind an issue often leaves me breathless when I’m reading her writing, and she drops just as much magic in this episode. (Trust me, this is one episode you’ll want to relisten to again and again.)

Though Danielle is well known for her insights on living with desire, she’s never opened up so much on the topic of conscious sex and sexual energy as she does in this conversation. So buckle up for a soul expanding ride!

In this interview we chat about:

  • How sex ties into being successful and why it’s essential to understand this primal part of ourselves (08:28)
  • The relationship between sexual energy and creative energy, and how to harness both (09:04)
  • Why sex is taboo and why people shy away from it (10:09)
  • The difference between sex and making love (12:22)
  • How to tap into your sexual energy (even if you don’t have a partner right now) (13:41)
  • Why it’s so important to be ‘turned on’ in your life (14:58)
  • How to stand in your power (and why this is essential for success) (15:15)
  • How sex can be the most enlightened thing you can do… or the least (love her take on this) (17:21)
  • How to know when it’s time to exit a relationship (21:28)
  • The biggest thing she is working on within herself at the moment (27:10)
  • Her spiritual practice and morning routine (33:35)
  • The most important things women can do for their health (37:48)
  • Plus so much more!

 

For full show notes, episode resources and quick links to the above timestamps, head to https://melissaambrosini.com/8

The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional.  

Jan 30, 2017