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The Golden Gut Podcast

The Golden Gut Podcast

Author: Amanda Thomas

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From gut health to gut intuition, our gut is so connected to our body+mind+spirit! Awaken a more mindful-you through the conversations with The Golden Gut Podcast on wellness, spirituality, self-love, entrepreneurship, and more on this journey to feel good + Stay Golden!
21 Episodes
Episode 20: A Holistic Approach to Overcoming Infertility + Hormonal Healing Joelle’s Golden Rule: Slow Down!In episode 20, I dive deep with Joelle Samples, founder of yinRoot, a holistic health coach and Mercier Therapist! She takes us back to the start of her holistic journey at the ripe age of 16 when she was diagnosed with epilepsy and began to better understand and learn the triggers and root causes to her seizures and lead her to falling in love with taking a natural approach to taking care of her body. After college, Joelle went on to study with the Integrative Institute for Nutrition.After getting married in 2012, she and her husband quickly decided they wanted to start a family, but soon discovered they were on a long journey battling fertility issues while trying to conceive. During this time is when Joelle became certified with the Mercier Therapy Professional Training and began to help other women along their fertility journeys. Finally, in 2016, Joelle’s family welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Bennett, into their lives!In this episode Joelle chats:•Overcoming epilepsy while transitioning from her teenage years into adulthood•Following her gut intuition to find her passion to serve other women in their health journeys•Her personal journey with infertility•Communicating with her spirit baby and learning how to create space to conceive him•And a few soulful questions on motherhood + moreResources:•Trade School Indy•Bennett’s Birth Story: with Joelle!•Website:•Instagram: @yinroot•Facebook: with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutEmail me to book a Reiki Energy Healing Session!Musical stylings via
Episode 19: Human Design: The Ultimate Guide for Deconditioning + Self-AwarenessHANNAH’S GOLDEN RULE: I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING. Discovered in 1987 and based in science and spirituality, Human Design is the ultimate self-awareness tool and helps you to uncover who you truly are, not just who you learned to be. In this episode, Hannah Coots aka Human Design Hannah offers an overview of this tool and how to use it to decondition our conditioning in order to get back to our true selves. As Hannah shares, Human Design is simply an experiment for us to try and see what feels best. You will learn:+What Human Design is, how it came to be, and where to find your HD chart +What the 5 energy types are: Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Reflector, Projector +Using Human Design to parent consciously +How to use human design to better our personal relationships Resources +Understanding Human Design by Karen Curry or - enter your birth date, time, and location to generate your Human Design chart for free!Connect with Hannah!website:**Use code GoldenGut for $8 your HD Chart Reading!instagram: @humandesignhannahConnect with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutEmail me to book a Reiki Energy Healing Session!Musical stylings via
Episode 18: Abundance – From Self Limitation to Self LoveDo you live with an abundant mindset?What does it mean to be abundant?In this short episode, I share how I shifted from an abundance of fear to an abundance of love with present moment awareness.Disclaimer: This episode isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but this is my story, this is my truth and I refuse to hide behind fear.Connect with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Episode 17: The Modern Goddess: Divine Feminine Empowerment for Hormone HealingAllie’s Golden Rule: Keeping my morning & evening routine, and also saying No, thank youAllie McFee embodies a total Modern Goddess Lifestyle! In trusting her gut intuition and following her love for detoxification and raw food cheffing, she was lead to the life she pursuits today as a certified Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, and certified Raw Food Chef. In 2014, she helped open Ezra’s Enlightened Café as Head Chef, Indianapolis’ first Raw, Vegan, and Gluten Free Restaurant, and from 2012-2014, operated a juice cleanse delivery service and private chef-ing through the Humble Tummy.After her own personal hormonal issues upon discontinuing her use of the birth control contraceptive, Allie saw how many other women had similar experiences and saw a need to create widespread education of holistic practices to help women better connect with their Juicy Feminine Bodies!In this episode, Allie touches on:•Gut health and how it’s impacted by our hormones•How to appreciate and sync with your menstrual cycle•What it means to live a Juicy Feminine LifeResourcesKindara – a Menstrual Cycle Tracker AppJuicy Feminine Leadership CourseGoddess in Rhythm Course – use coupon code goldngutgoddess22 for 10% off any paid-in-full planThe Red Tent by Anita DiamantConnect with the Modern GoddessInstagram:
16: Are You An Empath? Dear Highly Sensitive People: You Emotions Are a SuperpowerDear highly sensitive people… You’re not overly emotional, you’re an Empath! For so many, our emotions can feel like a sign of weakness, but that could not be further from the truth! Our emotions are a gift of insight into what is going on with us on the inside, and in some cases the emotions that don’t even belong to us and are what we are picking up on from others emotional banks!In this episode, Amanda chat’s about 10 different signs and characteristics on how to understand if you might be an Empath, as well as how to bring awareness to this emotional gift in efforts to help others harness their own intuitive powers and release what no longer serves them!Resources“13 Signs that You’re an Empath” by Andre Sólo“Top 10 Traits of an Empath” by Dr. Judith OrloffConnect with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutEmail me to book a Reiki Energy Healing Session!Musical stylings via
Episode 15: Peace, Love + Bread: Entrepreneurship, Grief Relief and Taboo Topics with Native BreadHAYLEY’S GOLDEN RULE: ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES AND STAY CURIOUS!Hayley McGinley is founder and chief recipe developer for Indy’s favorite local, gluten-free artisan bread – Native Bread. As you’ll learn in the episode, Hayley’s plans to start Native Bread were inspired after learning she had a severe gluten-sensitivity and was not willing to give up her love for thick, crunchy artisan bread. With no previous culinary experience, she set out on the journey of a lifetime and now Indy’s beloved bread lady! Hayley shares some golden nuggets that she’s picked up along the way of her journey with world travels, being a small business owner, opening up to her own spiritual-self, and learning how to sit with all of the challenges that grief presents after the loss of a loved one at an early age.RESOURCESBooksThe Making of a Manager – Julie ZhuoOh She GlowsThe Power of Now - Eckhart TolleThe Art of Happiness – DaLai LamaConversations with GodWild – Cheryl StrayedThere There - Tommy OrangeEsther Perel - Sex TherapistEVO PlannerWhite Pine Wilderness AcademyMMIWG – Missing & Murdered Indigenous women & girlsChambers – TV Show to star the very-first ever Native WomanEiteljorg Museum – Indian Market & FestivalConnect with Hayley!Instagram: @nativebreadFacebook: with Amanda!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutEmail me to book a Reiki Energy Healing Session!Musical stylings via
Episode 14: Where Pigs Fly & Such: Leaving Abuse, Leaning into Faith + Stepping Into Your PowerLisa’s Golden Rule: Live in such a way that should anyone speak badly of you, no one would believe it.As she likes to say, “You can’t have a testimony without a test,” and let me be the first to share that Lisa Schmitz has had her fair share of tests! Today, she is a self-proclaimed recovering HR executive, a yoga teacher, a proud floral design business owner, and co-founder of the non-profit Mars Hill Arts Center, and managing her husband’s campaign for Indianapolis Mayor.It wasn’t always sunshine and shavasana for this go-getter gal, however. Lisa shares in this episode the struggles she faced as a bullied kid, facing, not one, but two abusive marriages while raising her children, and finally, getting let go from her career in the corporate world. Lisa isn’t one to throw a pity party for herself though. Leaving all of the abuse behind, she found a love for leaning deep into her faith, trusting her gut and how embracing herself, she once and for all could step into her power!Connect with Lisa!Instagram:@wherepigsflyandsuch@marshillarts@where_pigsfly@godandmygirlfriends@dosomethingindyWeb: http://www.wherepigsflyandsuch.comMars Hill Arts Center website: http://www.marshillarts.comJohn’s website for campaign:
13: Healing Messages from Above: Life as a Medium, Psychic + EmpathCandace’s Golden Rule: You have to find joy in something. If you don’t have joy then you don’t have love, and without love we are nothing.Ever think that you’re just a really good guesser or that the voice in your head guiding you was just NBD? After more than 10 years in the biz, Candace Dalton, is here to set the record straight for us all: You’re not crazy, you’re just an intuitive!As a 29-year-old Medium, Psychic + Empath, Candace came out of her spiritual closet during Cosmetology school over a decade ago, helping others find grief relief with Healing Messages from Above, as she likes to say, and hasn’t looked back sense!In this medium rare (I can’t resist a good spiritual pun!) edition of The Golden Gut Podcast, she shares:• How she is able to connect with spirit and passed loved ones by using her Clair Gifts: Clairvoyance, Clairsentient, and Clairaudience • What the difference is between being a Medium, Psychic + Empath• How to tap into your very own gut intuitionResourcesJames Van Praagh School of Mystical ArtsHuman Design: Connect with Candace!Instagram: @healinggracethepodcastFacebook: Healing Grace the PodcastWeb:
Episode 12: Go with the Fló – The Power of Plant Medicine + Collective Consciousness~Alana’s Golden Rule: Love Everyone Like a Brother, Have Fun, and Be Here Now~“Everything you need to heal is already inside of you or growing in your backyard” is Alana’s philosophy behind Naptown Fló. The powerful driving force behind Alana is made up of pure love – love for herself and love for everyone she has the opportunity to connect with. Her journey to Go with the Fló started when she received a diagnosis of HPV, Human papillomavirus infection, with the scary possibility of this illness later leading into cancer, but her resiliency to life allowed her to refuse to accept this fate and found a naturopathic book (linked below) that changed her entire life.In this episode, herbalist and plant communicator, Alana shares the power of plant medicine, and how to connect with these beautiful creatures in their truest essence to aid with healing ourselves to be our absolute best and truest self that we can be.ResourcesDoctrine of Signatures – whenever a plant mimics something of the body, it’s usually meant to help that part of the bodyBook: Yoga Bitch by Suzanne MorrisonBook: HPV & Cervical Dysplasia: A Naturopathic Approach by Jane Semple, MA, NDLacy Phillips – EXPANDED podcast and To Be MagneticMercury in Retrograde – Refinery 29Connect with Naptown FlóInstagram: @naptownfloWeb: naptownflo.comConnect with The Golden Gut!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
Staying R E A L in the age of Insta-Worthy lives can be challenging, but social media guru, Maddie Scott gives us the low-down on how to find the balance between authenticity and chic content when it comes to building your business in the age of the influencer. In this episode, Maddie, shares how she trusted those strong gut feelings of hers to lead her to launching her side hustle, The Buzzing Blonde. She opens up about getting fired at age 21 and how that propelled her forward to fight fiercely for what she dreams of creating! Maddie shares how managing her business, while working a traditional 9-5, has sprung on unwarranted anxiety attacks, but lets us know she’s here to keep it real in chasing after what she loves most in this world!For all the side-hustlers and passion-projectors in the world, this one is for you! Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff… in the word’s of The Buzzing Blonde’s Golden Rule, “Eat the Carbs!”Connect with The Buzzing Blonde!IG @thebuzzingblondeFacebook: Connect with The Golden Gut!website: www.thegoldengut.cominstagram: @thegoldngutMusical stylings via
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