I hope you’re staying safe and healthy during these times. Here is what I have been up to during my first week in quarantine. It has not been easy but it has been rewarding.
Casey Grey talks about the affects of COVID-19 on his business and the residential construction industry.
Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews.
Aww sleep. There is nothing quite like a restful night of quality zzz’s to set us up for a refreshed and energized day. Unfortunately, in our modern day society, millions of people are chronically sleep deprived and are suffering as a result. The effects of sleep deprivation can include, but are not limited to, immune system failure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, depression, and memory loss just to name a few.
In this episode Shawn Steven will shed some light on just how important sleep is. It wasn’t until he became physically sick and unable to function himself until he realized that quality of sleep is a must if you want a quality life. Steven share's how much sleep we really need, quality over quantity of sleep as well as how to create a sleep sanctuary, plus much more.
The Model Health Show
Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
Daughter, gymnast, sports anchor, wife, mother, morning show host Lianne Laing was born and raised in Ottawa. She attended the University of Massachusetts/Amherst on a full NCAA gymnastics scholarship and graduated with two business degrees before spending 20 years as a television broadcaster where she worked as a sports anchor and a host for Ottawa’s CTV Morning Live. She covered everything from olympians, chefs, celebrities, community leaders and more. She reside's in Ottawa with her husband Tony and two daughters.
In this podcast Lianne shares how an early childhood gymnastic competition accident changed everything for her at the age of eleven, including her own surprise leap into broadcasting, along with her scary transition into entrepreneurial life. Lots of exciting messages including how her dad's passing continues to influence her decisions today.
Bea and her family generate a quart size jar of waste per year. With her passion and positive outlook, Bea launched a global movement and has become the spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle. She inspires a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste with the application of the 5R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot. She shatters misconceptions, proving that waste-free living can not only be "stylish", but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She regularly speaks at universities and corporate events and opens her home to educational tours and the media. She is a French native who currently lives in California.
This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of a modern, urban family who switched from “having all the things” to “having all the experiences.” It’s also great for anyone looking to learn about the big and small steps they can take to reduce their waste – in all its forms! In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste.
A life based on experiences instead of things
based on being instead of having"
Today my wardrobe is comprised of 15 pieces….. my 15 pieces has allowed me to create 50 different looks"
Breanne Gibson is a global change leader for regeneration, speaker. She's an educator, holistic nutrition expert, and permaculture practitioner. She is the founder of Breanne Gibson LLC, a coaching and consulting company focused on helping leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations align with the intelligence of nature for ultimate energy, health and resiliency.
Her mission is to reconnect humanity with nature and remove the gap between soil and health for both human and planet.
In this podcast Breanne touches on her journey beginning in British Columbia growing up on 10 acres "in nature", to her experience in the army before branching out and creating her own coaching and consulting business. Breanne shares some insights into her own diet, how to make soil for growing your own food and so much more. Her passion and wealth of knowledge is contagious and might inspire you, if you haven't already to do some research into what your eating. After listening to this podcast make sure to visit Breanne's links for more information.
"Nature never leaves herself bare only humans leave her bare"
--Breanne Gibson talking about soil quality
"I think for us and it's evolved but we’ve always supported each other in our individual journeys there’s never been a feeling that I can’t live my life because I’m with you and vice versa and that’s been really freeing .”
--Breanne Gibson on fourteen years with her husband
Questions for the farmers market:
How do you keep your soil healthy?
A farm that is focused on building soil health first is what you are wanting.
Do you use synthetic fertilizer, fungicide, or herbicides? No
These chemicals are toxic to the living soil microorganisms and make their way into both the water you drink and the food you eat.
Who works on your farm?
A farm that sees their team as a extremely valuable part and not random labor.
If it is an meat product ask:
Do you have a grazing plan? Yes...
Are you working with your animals to maximize plant growth and biodiversity? Yes...
Overall, you want to support farmers, businesses and brands that are regenerating soil, restoring native grasslands, truly caring for their animals through holistic management, and sequestering carbon through healthy soil practices.
In this Podcast, Case Grey interviews his wife and life partner Natasha Grey. A former Psychotherapist and the author of the acclaimed children’s book, Everyday Superheroes. She is also the host of iTunes New and Noteworthy podcast, The Conscious Living Podcast where she spent two years interviewing and learning from the best in the industry, everyone from NY Times bestselling authors to CEO's of large organizations who incorporate meditation into their business’ as well as powerful women raising a family at home. Natasha's experience as a psychotherapist combined with her immersive work in meditation practices’ gives her an incredible advantage of cultivating a unique, transformative environment and experience for all human beings from all walks of life.
After years of exploring different meditation practices, Natasha concluded that its not one type of meditation practice that fits all. Younion doesn’t hold a specific belief structure around one type of meditation, but rather encompasses a variety of modalities, practices and philosophies. Younion has a variety of offerings to choose from that accommodates everyone's needs on any given day without having to ascribe to a particular belief or religion to guide their practice or experience.
"People feel like their missing out on all the good stuff which was the crap that was making them sick to begin with as opposed to: You get to put this beautiful source of energy into your body and this is what you're going to get because of it "
In Episode 64 Casey Interviews his gymnastic’s coach Alex MacInnes. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island where he competed in gymnastics and represented PEI in 7 Canadian National Championships. Alex moved to Ottawa to pursue his studies and work with at risk youth before deciding to take the big risk and open up his own gymnastics training center. Now with a growing team of gymnasts he continues to grow as a coach and help youth and adults pursue improvements in strength, flexibility and cardio all while having a good time! In this podcast Alex talks about growing up in gymnastics and the transition from athlete to business owner and much more! Check out the podcast links below for more information.
You wouldn’t guess that Chad has 10 years on Casey, his half brother, they were even wrestling partners growing up, so it comes with much excitement that Casey finally sits down for a conversation with his half brother Chad St-Louis.
Chad shares stories beginning with his early childhood. Born with hearing loss and a heart arrhythmia and living with a single mom, Chad’s situations were influential in developing that sense of empathy for others. This has been a key factor to his success and life’s work. From being a mechanical engineer to starting and running his own engineering consulting firm, to joining Casey at The Conscious Builder and now partnering on their newest company, Gingko, Chad is a force for good.
Chad shares his life changing experience and Christmas miracle that occurred on December 21st, 2018. He talks about the factors that led up to this event, what happened and how it has changed his work and family life for the better. He shares some of these changes and ideas that we can take advantage of and start implementing in our own daily practices.
"Understanding that we have different strengths and respecting those strengths of the other person, so we’re not competing and there is no ego involved, we’re not about being right, it’s about doing what’s best for everybody, whether that’s the team, the homeowners, youtube viewers or the listeners of this podcast, its how do we make it better for the people that we’re doing this for."
-- Casey Grey