Episodes

December 17, 2020

Your 265 Best Friends - How to Befriend Your Emotions

How many best friends do you have? One . . . maybe two . . . or heck maybe five (those are lucky duck friends to all have you). Whatever that answer is for you, I want you to add 265 to that number, because you actually have 265 more best friends that are there for you 24-7, they always have been and always will. AND as a big bonus, you don't have to worry about socially distancing from any of them. So who are these 265 long lost friends you might ask? I am glad you brought it up because I want to introduce them to you. They are your emotions. Yep, anger, frustration, boredom, joy, happiness, all of those emotions are there to help you each and every day. In this episode, you and I will pick one of those emotions that are fluttering through your heart and mind right now and we will take it out for coffee. We will sit down across the table from it and - yep - we will talk to it. See what it's been up to. See if there is anything it wants us to know. Once you learn this technique, it is a great way of understanding what is going on in that beautiful heart, mind and body of yours at any given time. Chances are you have a few friends, maybe even best friends, that would benefit from listening to this chat I put together for you. Please do feel free to share this episode with them. Sending you and your 265 best friends so much love and light, Dear Soul. Love Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

December 10, 2020

The 7 Rooms in Your House - An Intro to the Chakras

Well, hello there. Today we are doing something a little different. I am switching out my yoga pants for a cute 2-piece suit as I need to look the part for you. Today, I am going to be your real estate agent as I give you the grand tour of your "house". No not that house - YOU! You are the house, your heart, mind, body, Soul! That house. I want to take you through a tour of the seven most important areas or rooms of your home and YES that means we will be walking through your 7 chakras. I have the key in my hand. Are you ready to step through the door? Let's begin the tour . . .  To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

November 29, 2020

On Being Unhinged

What is the one word for you that describes how you are feeling right now? Take everything that has been 2020, add it to a pot, stir it up, and look down. You have one word to describe how that collective made your feel, the taste it leaves in your mouth, the stamp it has left on your Soul. I thought about this for some time. The word unhinged seems to fit. It feel like we are all these balloon that were tethered to our life, our families, our friends, our way of life, and through the course of this year, we have become unhinged. What does that mean, how can we understand this, and most importantly, how to we remain stead as we continue to weather this storm together. Let's dive into this episode together and find solace for a moment. At the end of this episode, I walked you through a special protective meditation with light that I use in situations where the collective energies are weighing on you and you need to form a barrier of love and kindness to protect your beautiful heart and mind. Enjoy, my Dear Friends! Love and light as always - Marla For more information, you can find me at www.marlabarr.com, or on Instagram at @marla.barr. To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

November 09, 2020

Cookie Cravers Go Gluten Free with Brittany Baker

It's that time of year where our thoughts turn to the holidays, our favourite dishes, and who might or might not be able to celebrate with us this year. As much as I LOVE to bake, I don't always like what my belly is telling me the next day as some of the ingredients in those GOODIES may not be behaving so good in my belly. Food sensitivities continue to rise, so I am not alone here. More and more we are seeing grocery store aisles lines with foods labelled as gluten-free, dairy-free, or GMO-free. In this episode, I sat down with Brittany Baker, lawyer turned gluten-free Goddess of the baking world as we talk about her transition to gluten-free, her company FOMO Baking Co., her love of cookies, and how the food industry is changing for good AND for the good. For more info on Brittany, visit her at FOMO Baking Co.  or on Instagram. To learn more about other episode, courses or workshops with Marla, visit her online or on Instagram To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

October 23, 2020

Milk Does a Body _____?

Growing up we heard it a million times: "Milk does a body good!" We would see advertisements with our favourite movie stars or athletes sporting a milk moustache with that logo. We believed it. How could we not? But even way back then, scientists and researchers were working in the background and their work pointed toward something very different. In this episode we look at when we started to drink cows milk, why it happened, what it does to your body and why we were fed the line "Milk does a body good" for so long. In the episode I also chatted about a couple non-dairy options that I love and use in our home. Here are the links for you to those. Earth Island Cheeses (we love their provolone, mozzarella and parmesan) Vegenaise (the pesto flavour is my fav, but I plan on picking up their chipotle the next time I am out shopping) Earth Balance Butter (I use this for everything. We buy the big tub and it lasts us a good 3 months for all of our cooking and backing needs). Please feel free to comment and share this episode and if you have any follow up question, you can reach out to me on my site www.marlabarr.com or on Instagram @marla.barr. Wishing you love and light, Dear Friend - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

October 09, 2020

Let's Get Mouthy! - Your Morning Oral Routine Made EASY

It's morning. You peek over at the clock. Yep, time to get up. We stretch and reach for our housecoat when we stop. "Yuck, what's that taste?" The story of what goes on in that gorgeous mouth of yours all night long on a cellular basis might look like an epic thriller of heroes and villains, wars and truces. I won't spoil the grand finale for you, but I promise you'll never look at those pearly whites the same again. In this episode, we dive into my morning selfceare oral routine. In that chat I reference a few of the items I use. Here are their links: Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Oil My Toothbrush Tongue Cleanser I also made mention that I put together a great FREE resource, my Daily Selfcare 1-Pager. You can grab your copy here. Please feel free to like, share or leave a review.  Wishing you love and light - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

September 24, 2020

The Wolf Story - Spirit Animal Meditations

There are so many types of meditation styles, some calm you, some rejuvenate you, some - let's be honest - put you to sleep. I have been mediating regularly for 30 years now using every style I have come across. In this week's episode I wanted to share something really special with you as I introduce you to a meditation style that is more of a journey than a "clear your mind" type.  Today we will look at what spirit animal meditations are, and what they are like as I walk you through my most recent S.A. meditation. We dive into the world of animal guides and wisdom we can receive through this mode of connecting with yourself and the world around you. So let me take you on a journey through the woods. The winds are howling around us. The sun is about to fall below the horizon. We pull our sweaters close around us as we hear the leaves crunch under our feet. We see something ahead. There is someone special that the spirit guides wanted us to meet. Let me take you into this week's episode.  If you have any questions at all after listening to this episode, you can reach out to me at either marla@marlabarr.com or on Instagram at @marla.barr. I love and cherish each and every time you reach out. AND Thank you for taking time to LEAVE A REVIEW of this show. I get every single one and feel so blessed when I get to hear your words and how you are feeling instead of me doing all the talking here :) In this episode, I mentioned Carole Tetreault , the amazing Shaman I visited to learn about who my animal spirit guide is and how to best use this information. If you want to touch base with Carole and book your online appointment to get a spirit animal retrieval like I did, you can find her website here or visit her on Instagram at @blue_thunder_bird_woman. This wolf image was taken by the amazing Heye Jensen. You can connect with him on Instagram  https://www.chandika.com/sneha-gandush/ To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

September 18, 2020

What the Minerals in Your Hair Want You To Know with Barton Scott

Chemical Engineer turned nano-mineral superhero? Yep, that pretty much describes Barton Scott and what he found out about your lovely locks of hair. In his yearly 20s, Barton had everything. He was an athlete, an accomplished scientist, and had a promising future paved at his feet. But something wasn't right. His memory started to get fuzzy. He couldn't react as sharply as he did just a few year earlier.  Barton's story of how he figured out what was wrong and how to easily fix it using his research background has gone on to impact and help thousands of people all over the word. So what is your hair telling you about how you're feeling. Join me in this chat with the wellness industry's real Mr. 007, Barton Scott, and find out.  For more info on Barton and his company Upgraded Formulas and on Instagram. If you spot anything on Barton's site that interests you, he kindly extended his 10% off off to us all. Just use the promo code BARTON10 at checkout. To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

September 09, 2020

Getting a Chemical Free Body with Tim James

One of Tim's best friend's received a terminal diagnosis. He was willing to do anything he could to help him. When he asked Tim to come to Florida with him for a month to try something different, he jumped at the chance. His journey lead him not only to helping his friend total heal from his diagnosis, but turned Tim's life around. In this episode, Tim and I chatted about . . . . what ailments he was suffering from the diet that he was put on what his first cleanse really felt like what was his big "ah-ha" health turn around moment how far he has come from that day 10 years ago what his daily wellness routine is how he is now helping people from all over the world overcome their health issues. To learn more about Tim, visit him online at www.chemicalfreebody.com.  or on Instagram or Facebook If you find any products on Tim's site you would like to try, he has set up the discount code MARLA to receive 5% off your order. AS an FYI, after chatting with Tim, I ordered his month-long starter package, the Super Detox Bundle. I'll be sure to let you know what I think in the coming month. If you have any questions or comments on this episode, do reach out to me on Instagram or on my website www.marlabarr.com. Marla Barr is a wellness expert, selfcare coach, yogi, plant-based cook, meditation guide, chakra educator, energy worker, ancestral healer and host of one of the top Alternative Health podcasts, Your Wellness Journey. Marla started off her career over 25 years ago in medicine and food science before she started diving into other aspects of our health and healing. She has been plant-based since the age of seven and in her spare time she studies Human Biogeology, astral science and epigenetics. Marla, her partner, their two young children, and they new kitten, spend their time at their home in Canada. To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

September 01, 2020

You in September - Selfcare Tips to Help You RISE in the Fall

What does September mean to you? Do comforting thoughts of pulling out your sweaters, turning on the fireplace, pumpkin spice lattes and homemade soup start flooding your mind, or goes it make your heart say "Oh, no! Not yet!" In this episode we look at how you - your beautiful, perfect body and mind - transition into the fall months. Some people love it! Others have a really hard time. There is a reason why. Together we talk about How the three body types tackle the fall months differently, Why our three mind types are telling us what they are in the fall, How to understand those around you in the fall, and then we chatted about the my five selfceare tips for ensuring you RISE in the fall. In this episode I chatted about a recent conversation I had with Linda Drosdowech on her show All in Gold. You can watch that interview on what your Boss Wellness Type is here. To stay up to date on my fall courses, and join my email list at www.marlabarr.com and follow me for more selfcare fall tips and tricks on Instagram at @marla.barr. As always, that you for listening in, for taking the time to comment and review this show, and THANK YOU for taking an interest in learning a bit more about taking care of YOU! Love and light - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

August 18, 2020

EMR & 5G Technology with Ayurveda Expert, Purnima Chaudhari

In this episode of the Your Wellness Journey, I sat down with Ayurvedic expert, Purnima Chaudhari to look at: what is our energy field, how electronic magnetic radiation (EMR) impacts it, what are the Ayurvedic nadir and how to they come into play, how she is seeing EMR impact our health, and then we dive into all the easy things you can do starting today to mitigate EMR in your home. Here are a couple links Purnima wanted me to share with you for more information: Purnima's website to take classes or receive a treatment. The Ayurvedic Prana Flow Cream. I have this product and LOVE it.   Do feel free to comment, subscribe and share this episode. For more information on the programs and courses I teach, you can visit me online at www.marlabarr.com, of you can follow me on Instagram @marla.barr. Love and Light - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 30, 2020

Shamanism & Spirit Animals with Carole Tetreault, Blue Thunderbird Woman

Carole Tetreault is a healer, spiritual guide and is also known as Blue Thunderbird Woman. Marla finds out more about Carole's journey through Shamanism which was enhanced by a book by Don Miguel Ruiz called the Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Since then, Carole has worked with Shamanism as a form of healing - which includes ancestral healing where the pain from your past lives are addressed. In this episode, you will find out what is involved in a Shamanic practice, how to connect with your spirit guide, determining your spirit animal and returning the happiness that may have fled because of trauma.  Marla also works in conversation about the difficulties of 2020 and how Shamanism can help us digest and address the feelings of grief and trauma that stem from what are uncontrolled happenings. You will learn how to unearth the root of these feelings and address any pain you may be experiencing.  For more about Carole and the work she does, her website is here.  To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 20, 2020

My Plant-Based Story with Marla Barr

Sometimes we forget that our journey to where we are right now is packed with beautiful stories. For this - our 2 year podcast episode - I thought I would share one of mine with you. I have been plant-based or vegetarian or . . .  well, I get to that in a moment here . . . for 37 years. It didn't happen all at once and there were a boatload of both tiny and huge gifts that shaped the decisions I made.  In this episode, I talked about a handful of the most profound ah-ha moments in my life and their role in this whole vegetarian thing. I also went through the five reasons why I don't consider myself a vegan.  So let's head back in time. I was 7. The leaves had all just changed on that fall evening as we sat down for dinner. I was sitting across from my then 4-year-old brother Craig at the  table. My Dad was to the right of me, my Mom to the left, and I looked down at my plate. That's where we begin this story together . . . . I can't thank each and every one of you enough for the support and comments and just taking the time to reach out and let me know which episode you just listened to and what you got out of it. These last two years for this show have been a wonderful adventure, and I am so happy that we have been here together for this. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! If you have any questions about this or any other episode, do feel free to reach out to me either on my website at www.marlabarr.com or on Instagram at @marla.barr. Love and light, Dear Soul! - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

July 03, 2020

Pause Breathwork with Natalie Suppes

What can you accomplish in a breath? We inhale, exhale, repeat, and don't think about it. But depending upon our breathing style, we can do so much more.  In this episode, Natalie Suppes, a certified PAUSE breathwork facilitator and Crohn's wellness coach, and I explore this style of breathwork. After over a decade of battling Crohn's disease, Natalie looked for answers to help her body and mind heal. Along the way, Natalie found this breathwork technique that transformed the trajectory for her health. In this episode, we looked at how PAUSE breathwork: is different than other styles of meditation, mindfulness or breathing exercises, what it can accomplish, and and how to perform it. To learn more about PAUSE breathwork, you can visit pause breathwork. You can also continue to follow Natalie on her podcast Sick and Successful, on her Instagram page, or on her wellness coach website. To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

June 20, 2020

Your Life Inventory Assessment with Maurice Thibodeau

Is it time to take shock of where you are and how you are doing? So many of us feel that we are off course, stuck in jobs or relationships that are not helping us get to where we should be. Stopping once in a while to check in and see where you are is critical in moving you forward. In this episode, I sat down with Maurice Thibodeau as we chatted about his Life Inventory Assessment and how it can give you a beautiful picture of where you are and what you should be focusing on in your life (and where you can let it slide). I took Maurice's online assessment in just a few minutes and we went through some of my results live. You can learn more about life coach Maurice Thibodeau on his site, learn more about his Life Inventory Assessment and learn about the AWAKENING Retreat the two of us are hosting from August 14-18 just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Love and light - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

June 04, 2020

Using Peace as Power with Michael Arterberry

How can we find peace, use peace and rise from what is happening in the world right now? This week I sat down with Michael Arterberry, youth development expert and founder and executive director at Youth Voices Center Inc. in Connecticut. We had been planning this talk for over a month as we were supposed to discuss how to be a role model for our youth and what we can best do to support their wellness and growth. Then a week before we got together, Mr. George Floyd was murdered and our news feeds, social media and our conversations with friends and family have been filled with protests and pain, outrage and fear. As a leader and visionary in the Power of Peace Movement, working for over two decades with at-risk youths, we looked at what has happened, how to deal with this, and where to go from here. Michael has been a recipient of the 100 Men of Color Award and Educator of the Year. He is an accomplished author, motivational speaker and facilitator of his signature program Power of Peace. You can reach Michael at: Website: Youth Voice Center Inc. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YouthVoicesCenter To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  Or get his book: Be Encourages!!!: 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement At the end of this episode, I mentioned a contest. I won't spoil the details (they are all in the episode), but you can reach out to me at either marla@marlabarr.com or on Instagram at @marla.barr. Wishing you love, light and the knowledge that we are all one during this time. Peace is Power - Marla See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 21, 2020

Modern Homesteading and Permaculture with Bret James

We go to school. We get the job. Then comes the car and the apartment, and we have to work more. The clothes and the vacations come next, and we have to work more. At some point, you might thing "What am I doing? Do I really want this? How did I get here?" In this episode, I sit down with Bret James of High Sierra Permaculture as we talk about his transition from a Denver-based computer programmer to living off the grid on the north shore of Kauai to homesteading in the California Sierra Nevada mountains. We talk about: what is modern homesteading why was he drawn to leave "it" all behind how did he get started what did he learn along the way what is permaculture and how we can all bring this lifestyle into our day-to-day lives starting today. Bret want me to share with you the link to one of his great online courses he teaches on permaculture. I've taken the course and it is wonderful. You can also find Bret on Instagram or on his website. Wishing you love and light - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 15, 2020

Climb Mount Everest From Home

After the first month in isolation, I had melting into a place of homeschooling, letting go of my old routine and, well, scones. I have always lovely scones and I thought there must be some magical way bakers made it that was impossible to recreate. Well, after 2 solid weeks of trying, I perfected some plant-based scone recipes to a point that are favourite tine of time was morning scone-time at 10:30am.  After a month of that, I was feeling pretty darn blah, sluggish, stagnant (but if I cone out with a vegan scone cookbook, don't be surprised ;). I needed something to pull me back from the land of homemade scones, so I went online and found a couple guys doing this crazy thing call the Climb Mount Everest from Home Challenge.  I read more and was fascinated not necessarily in their ambitions to climb the real Mount Everest one day, but how I could bring this into my routine and shake of the quarantine-blahs. I came up with this plan to start walking up my one flight of stairs in our house every day. First it was just 5 flights. Then I managed to hit 30 flights huffing and puffing. Now I do 108 flight every morning. Every morning.  In this episode I share with you how I started, how I am NOT letting the corona virus take my endurance, stamina or strength, and how this challenge has been more therapeutic for me that I thought it ever could be. Here is the link to my tracker I have been using for this. I hope it helps you. As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can find me on Instagram at @marla.barr or online at www.marlabarr.com. Oh, and in this episode I referenced my previous episode I taped on crying. Here is the link to that little gem. Wishing you love and light - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 07, 2020

Finding Joy with TikTok

All of us could use a little laugh right now. Okay, maybe we all need a HUGE crying-in-joy/it-is-hard-to-catch-your-breath/you-won't-need-an-ab-workout-for-a-month kind of laugh. Being in isolation for going on 50 days now, a lot of the things in our lives that used to bring us joy are not possible right now, so we have found our joy in a new place. At the beginning of 2020, Tiktok was a skyrocketing ap that attracted people in the 13-29 age group. Then Corona happened and TikTok is now where you will find the most hilarious grandmas in their 80s, your cousin that SWORE she would never do the social media thing, and homeschooling parents that are making it through each day sharing their ups and down. Join social media guru Charmaine Jennings and I as we dive into TikTok and what you might find there.  To learn more about Charmaine, you can find her online on either of her growing companies: www.hustleandcharm.ca or www.strategiccharmboutique.com. Or you can find here on Instagram at @hustleandcharm. Wishing you a day filled with joy! - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

April 24, 2020

Conversations with a Yogi, Catching Up with Kevin Naidoo

In this week's episode, I bring on Kevin Naidoo to discuss our lives in quarantine thus far. We talk about a lot of different subjects from the ego, to gratitude, to confrontation and communication in a pandemic. We covered a lot of ground, and my conversations with Kevin are always so enlightening. Hope you enjoy! In order to learn more about what Kevin is up to visit him online at www.kevinnaidooyoga.com and on Instagram and Facebook @kevinnaidooyoga. Love and light, Dear Souls! - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

April 16, 2020

Longevity Nutrition to Your Door with Jennifer Maynard

In this episode, I invite Jennifer Maynard to talk about “longevity nutrition” — the best long-term nutritional habits you can have. Jennifer is the CEO and co-founder of Nutrition for Longevity Inc. — a company focused on giving people the tools to maintain healthy diets from “longevity regions” (places with the longest, healthiest lifespans on Earth). We speak about her farm in New Jersey, food as medicine, soil health in farming, and the worst foods people can eat during self-isolation. Jennifer is brilliant, and I hope you enjoy the interview!   1:40 - Beginning of Jennifer Maynard interview. 4:00 - Jennifer talks about her history and what brought her to healthy eating. 7:31 - We discuss Jennifer’s farm in New Jersey and her farming practices. 9:15 - Jennifer talks about the best foods people can eat, why they’re so good, and what characteristics those foods have. 12:15 - We discuss the importance of soil health in sustainable farming and food taste. 16:45 - Jennifer talks about the importance of having an entirely or mostly plant-based diet. 19:31 - Jennifer describes her own diet and why she’s chosen it. 27:30 - Jennifer details Nutrition for Longevity’s goals and business. 34:20 - We discuss fasting and it’s historical and cultural significance. 37:00 - If Jennifer could walk into a supermarket and erase three foods, what foods would she erase? 45:40 - We discuss the importance of having a healthy diet and why it’s so essential to healthy living. For more information on Jennifer's company, visit Nutrition for Longevity, follow them on Instagram at @nutritionforlongevity, and here is the link to the book by Dr. Valter Longo, The Longevity Diet. If you have any follow up questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us on Instagram at @marla.barr or at www.marlabarr.com. With gratitude - Marla and the Your Wellness Journey Team To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

April 09, 2020

The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting this Immunity-Busting Battle

So, you've stocked up on your vitamins, have planned your day around the free IG live workouts available, and have committed to do that Climb Everest from a Home challenge. You're ready for this Take-That-Covid-19-You're-Not-Welcome-Here battle, right? Well, not so fast soldier. I guarantee if you'd stop and take a moment to check in with your beautiful body, mind and heart and say "Hey, troops! Are you ready to bring our A-game?", they'd be all like "Serious!?!?!?!? I have been fighting on the frontlines for you for like your entire life. We need a break, never mind this A-Game stuff". Then you're like "What? What battle? What have we been fighting?!? Maybe a cold in the winter?" Your warrior body/mind/heart gives you a little laugh. "Sit down. We have a few things to tell you, Kid". In order for us all to bring that A-game, we need to fight this virus, to head off onto that immunity battlefield, first, we have to acknowledge the 7 seven battles most of us are fighting every day. In this episode, you and I go through each of them and address how you can easily start working on this TODAY so that you can let that glorious warrior body-mind-heart of yours get to work on this, one of our greatest battles that we will all face together. While we are all living on Planet Crazy right now, I have started daily 8:00 am CST live check-in on my Instagram @marla.barr. Do feel free to join us. Sending you so much love and light during this time, Dear Friends! Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

April 02, 2020

Your April Wellness Update

So, WOW, April! If there ever was a month where we needed a bit of a okay-what-the-heck-is-going-on-and-how-can-I-navigate-through-this, it is probably this month. In this update I went through: The couple dates in April that might impact you Some important things to think about when to bring items home form the grocery store and that FREE 28-page Food During Crisis resource I put together for you.  Here is the link to download that toolkit. And as I mentioned in the episode, please tune into my Instagram channel @marla.barr as while we are all living on Planet Crazy right now, I am hosting 8:00am CST live chats. Each day we talk about different aspects of your wellness, selfcare, mental health and just be there for one another, so do feel free to join in. I am sending you so much love and light during this time - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

March 26, 2020

Ayurveda in Times of Crisis with Purnima Chaudhari

In today's episode, I sit down with a dear friend and healer, Purnima Chaudhari as we dive into the oldest lineage of self-care on the planet: Ayurveda. As we are all stepping up our immunity game right now, it is time to look at some of the very best, longstanding (and SIMPLE) practices and routines that boost our immunity and ensure your health is as strong as possible. We chatted about: the three types of foods : smart food, dumb food and dead food why oral health is so important Purnima's 4-step mouth care routine what she is seeing in the collective right now how energy work in healing those across the globe why energy workers can feel this crisis on a different level how to make "Smart Water" what our biggest toxic enemy is and the importance of yoga, meditation and breath work in all of our self-care routines. To learn more about Purnima's services and advice, you can follow her on Instagram @purnima_chaudhari, or visit her website at www.ayureviveayurveda.com. Please feel free to share this episode and as always, do feel free to leave a comment or rating on whatever platform you enjoyed this show on. Wishing you the best on your wellness journey! Love and light - Marla To join Marla's Wellness Insiders' email group, you can follow the link here.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.