The Harmonious Humaning Podcast
Miracle Mindset with Karson McGinley

Miracle Mindset with Karson McGinley

July 19, 2019

Description: At the end of the day, we all just want to be happy. But finding happiness and fulfillment in life isn’t easy; it takes commitment and discipline to learn about ourselves and to trust our inner guidance system. Karson McGinley has dedicated her work to linking yoga and positive psychology, the science of human flourishing and happiness. Her life’s calling is to “shine the light of awareness on our natural inborn happiness by bringing together the teachings of positive psychology and yoga, both on and off the mat.” Karson is a yoga teacher, writer for Chopra Center, teacher trainer, and Director of Happiness Studies at Happy-U. Karson shares her story and how she makes the conscious choice of having a miracle mindset. 

We also discuss:

  • Helpful tips on confidence and public speaking
  • The importance of getting clear about how you want to feel and reading your emotions
  • Having faith when things get challenging 
  • Karson’s new online conscious yoga community, Happiness and Bliss Kula: on demand yoga, meditations, book study, and a Facebook group

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8. Heart-Centered Entrepreneurship with Mitch McGinley

8. Heart-Centered Entrepreneurship with Mitch McGinley

June 28, 2019

Description: Mitch McGinley is a father, husband, MINDBODY Certified Business Consultant and CA Licensed Business Broker. He specializes in helping studio and gym owners sell. He found this joy after successfully selling his own studio, Happy-U Yoga, and realizing how many owners and consulting clients need help in this arena. After 20 years in hospitality, operations, finance and commercial real estate, Mitch is thrilled to be helping entrepreneurs earn their biggest payday and a well deserved break. Mitch has a Master’s Degree in Business, and is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. He lives in a tiny house with his family in beautiful Temecula, CA. 

We also discuss:

  • Mitch’s journey-from his early years to starting a business in southern California
  • The need for family/community support
  • GREAT advice for business owners in the wellness industry

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaningpodcast.com

Resources:

  • Instagram: @mitch_mcginley
  • Twitter: @mitch_mcginley
7. Free Flowin’ Dharma with Tierney St. Lawson

7. Free Flowin’ Dharma with Tierney St. Lawson

June 9, 2019

Description: It’s really special when you find yourself in the presence of an adult person that has a childlike intelligence and energy; someone that radiates pure joy and magic. Tierney St. Lawson is this type of person. She is curious and playful, and navigates her experience freely and gracefully. The energy she brings to the world is so needed in this day and age where everything seems to be moving fast and robotically. She connects with people warmly and lovingly and lives in a way that inspires curiosity, creativity, and a deeper knowing that we have choices and freedom on our journey if we allow ourselves to be in the flow with life. Tierney grew up dancing and developed a deep sense of connection with her body and movement. She eventually became a yoga teacher and after teaching for many years and leading numerous yoga teacher trainings, Tierney came into contact with an organization called Prison Yoga Project, whose mission is to “support incarcerated people with trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to promote rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety.” Tierney has been teaching trauma informed yoga in the San Diego Central Jail on a weekly basis for the past two years. This opportunity to offer a path for restoration in a system that is broken fuels everything she does in her work.

We also discuss:

  • Tierney’s background in dance
  • How to follow what feels good even when you don’t have a plan for how things will work out
  • How to know when you’re in the flow

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaningpodcast.com

Resources:

  • Instagram: @tierney_yoga
  • Support Prison Yoga Project: @prisonyogaproject @prisonyogaproject_sandiego https://prisonyoga.org/donate/
  • Watch: The Fuzz Speech by Gil Hedly https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+fuzz+speech
6. Planting the Seeds for a Life You Love with Josh Clark

6. Planting the Seeds for a Life You Love with Josh Clark

May 21, 2019

Description: Josh Clark is a self-sustaining gardener, yoga teacher and artist. He lives on an acreage in Virginia growing his own food and renovating an old farmhouse. He has such an appreciation for nature and animals. He was seeking a more simple life connected with nature so he moved from southern California to Virginia after purchasing some land. He talks about the mindfulness and meaning he finds in life while gardening and being outdoors and how rewarding it is to grow his own delicious food. He also shares some wonderful gardening tips as well as advice on how to grow a successful organic garden without using harmful pesticides.

We also discuss:

  • How Josh envisioned what he wanted and just went for it
  • How Josh cuts out the middle-man by being more involved in the process of things that he values
  • Josh also shares some super exciting news!

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaningpodcast.com

Resources:

  • Josh’s Blog: https://yogahomestead.family.blog/
  • Read: The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing http://goodlife.org/about/
5. Say YES: Riding the Wave with Momma and Mogul Kiana Parks

5. Say YES: Riding the Wave with Momma and Mogul Kiana Parks

May 12, 2019

Description: Kiana Parks is the epitome of the modern power woman. She is the mother of two young children and CEO of two companies. She is bright, ambitious, and open to face any problem or challenge with a yes! It’s hard not to be inspired by this woman and her outlook on life. We are so proud to honor and highlight Kiana on the Harmonious Humaning Podcast this Mother’s Day! She shares with us how she has solved problems with purpose and how she balances motherhood and her businesses, Mother Bear App and Surf Wave Tech.

We also discuss:

  • The power of saying yes
  • The female perspective in the male dominated industry of tech
  • AMAZING resume tips
  • Taking a day out of your busy schedule just for you

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaningpodcast.com

Resources:

  • www.motherbear-app.com
  • www.surfwavetech.net
  • Instagram: @stfukiana @motherbear_app @surfwave_tech
4. Conscious Community: Food Art + Food Justice with Irene Castruita

4. Conscious Community: Food Art + Food Justice with Irene Castruita

May 7, 2019

Description: Irene Castruita is truly an inspiration! She is passionate about nurturing her community whether it be through providing healthy meals, creating community gardens or leading workshops. She believes that it's important to nurture your body, mind and soul via healthy, conscious food and positive interactions. Food, art and community have always been a central part of her life and her work, through childhood and in her experiences as a political organizer, community organizer, and musician. Her grassroots business, Irene’s Kitchen, was born out of this love for food, art, and nurturing her community. Irene shares with us how she has created a life full of art, purpose, and magic!

We also discuss:

  • How motherhood inspired her to pour herself into this work of food art and food justice
  • Practices that have supported her during the ups and downs of her journey
  • The book that she is writing on her colorful recipes and the stories behind them

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaningpodcast.com

Resources:

  • Instagram: @irenecastruita
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/irene.castruita
  • Email: ireneskitchen15@gmail.com

Read more about the issue on food deserts: www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/tips/FoodDesert.html

3. Living Slowly + Mindfully with Keri Cusson

3. Living Slowly + Mindfully with Keri Cusson

April 30, 2019

Episode Notes

Description

Keri Cusson shares how she’s learned to bring more vitality and meaning into life by living slowly and mindfully on this episode of the Harmonious Humaning Podcast. Keri is a licensed clinical social worker, yoga teacher, and wellness queen! She is also the creator and facilitator of the Yoga House, in Westport, Massachusetts where she invites people into her home to connect and learn about wellness. She is also creating children’s mindfulness books and trainings for people that work with children through her new business, CALM (Coping and Learning Mindfully). Keri shares her story and how she’s followed the call of her heart’s work.

We also discuss:

  • How to see your strengths and use them on your path to find purpose and fulfillment
  • Getting clear about your values and living in alignment with how you want to feel
  • Navigating transitions and re-establishing yourself in your career/passion after a move

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaning.podbean.com

Resources:

  • www.kerilyncusson.com
  • Instagram: @kerilyncusson @theyogahouse_wpt
  • Read: Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
2. Empowering Women Through Childbirth + Motherhood with Brianna Demers of Dem Doulas

2. Empowering Women Through Childbirth + Motherhood with Brianna Demers of Dem Doulas

April 30, 2019

Episode Notes

Description

Brianna Demers is a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator. Her goal as a doula and childbirth educator is to help women attain the birth THEY desire, by sharing evidence based information, providing prenatal, birth and postpartum support so that families can make the best possible decision surrounding their birth experience and have positive outcomes. In addition to her work in the world of childbirth, she is a certified yoga instructor and does powerful work supporting the active military and veteran community with birthing education and resources.  

We also discuss:

  • Making intuition led choices
  • Balancing motherhood, career, and self care
  • Unique parenting tools including how Brianna potty trained her 4 month old (no joke)
  • Tips for birthing/parenting partners

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaning.podbean.com

Resources:

  • Instagram: rose.and.sage
  • Facebook: facebook.com/demdoulaservices

Read:

  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  • Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
  • Birthing from Within by Pam England
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Instagram pages that are positive and inspiring to Brianna:

  • @Birtheducationcenter
  • @Breastfeedingwithoutfear
  • @Stopcensoringmotherhood
  • @Gentlebirthofficial
  • @Birthofmama
  • @Birthwise_bodywise
1. The Spiritual Journey: Walking the Middle Path with Brent Honnerlaw

1. The Spiritual Journey: Walking the Middle Path with Brent Honnerlaw

April 30, 2019

Episode Notes

Description

What a gift to have Brent Honnerlaw as our first guest on the Harmonious Humaning Podcast! Brent is a dedicated yoga practitioner, yoga teacher, sound healer, mythologist, and funny charismatic dude. He practices and teaches a variety of styles of yoga. He also leads wellness retreats and events. Brent shares with us how he got started on the spiritual path, what roadblocks he has experienced along the way, and why he’s been called to teach in the wellness world. He shares amazing insight on how to live a vibrant life by “walking the middle path.” You guys are going to love this spiritual, funny and sweet guy.

We also discuss:

  • How creating an altar or sacred space can provide intention in our lives
  • Brent’s manifestation process
  • A story from Hindu mythology that teaches us to make life a dance, not a drama

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaning.podbean.com

Resources:

  • Instagram: @brenthonnerlaw
Pilot - We are Harmonious Humaning

Pilot - We are Harmonious Humaning

April 29, 2019

Episode Notes

Description

Welcome to the Harmonious Humaning Podcast! The goal for this podcast is to create a limitless space for harmony seekers to learn, share, and connect. We hope to support people in finding balance and purpose in their lives. In this episode we share what Harmonious Humaning is all about and what inspired us to start this project.

We also discuss:

  • The launch of our business and brand  
  • Our team dynamic
  • Our recent trip to Thailand

Find more episodes at www.harmonioushumaning.podbean.com

Resources:

  • Instagram: @harmonioushumaning @josie_yogi @atarableadventure
  • www.harmonioushumaning.org
  • Donate to Samui Elephant Sanctuary www.samuielephantsanctuary.org
  • Instagram: @samuielephantsanctuary