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Recent Episodes

Episode 18: The Winner’s Mindset with Ryan Harris

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February 25th, 2021

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with former NFL player, Ryan Harris. Ryan’s book Mindset For Mastery focuses on overcoming failure and destigmatizing the idea that failure is separate from success. Ryan writes this book in hopes to show others how his success came with difficulties and answers he refused to take from others. He shows throughout his career that his determination to succeed was a valuable tool. His book talks about his experiences and shares how others might be down a similar path, regardless of profession.

During the podcast, Ryan and Amy discuss the importance of “I am” statements and visualization. Ryan refers back to his Super Bowl success and the days leading up to it. He mentions to Amy the importance of preparation and the difference between him and his competitors. He applies these techniques to situations many will face in the future. He goes further to show how leaving space for conversation and being knowledgeable will change situations. By showing empathy when we speak, we can increase the opportunity that others will respond with empathy as well. 

Throughout the podcast, Ryan shows us what a different mindset can lead to. Backed up by science, Ryan states that even if we don’t believe our “I am” statements at first, repeating them aids in the visualization process. Eventually, these mantras can become reality.

Listen along to discover your “I am” statements and how a change of mindset can change your life.

Episode 17: Calling in the One with Nicole Moore

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February 11th, 2021

In this episode of the Happily Holistic podcast,  Amy sits with an NYU education life coach and love expert, Nicole Moore. As a love expert, Nicole believes that only one (with the exception of polyamory) true love path exists. While loving some can lead to valuable lessons, a TRUE LOVE path is when you find your ‘soulmate’ or partner that makes love and life the easiest. She assures us that love still requires work, but the true love path is just the one that requires the least amount of work. 

The ladies start the podcast by pulling out a card out of Nicole’s Love Answers Oracle Deck. Tune in because this card could be a message specifically for you!

After Nicole reads the card, she begins to take us into a deep dive through the world of love and that through the thousands of women she has consulted, she finds the same issue every time. Either women try to find a love as perfect as their parents, or find love as imperfect as their parents. She explains that there is not a single one of us who is separate from our formative years and those who raised us.

 While many might wish for love, there are more who are not ready for it. Nicole goes through the realities that many women face. Leading with fear and anxiety. So much of love depends on our state of mind. And when we are not ready and hold ourselves to a low expectation we get treated just as low. 

Listen to find out how love requires self-work and bravery.

Episode 16: Queer Cosmos with Colin Bedell

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January 27, 2021

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with Colin Bedell. Bedell is a fellow author, writing A Little Bit of Astrology part of the Little Bit of series. Focusing on astrology and running Queer Cosmos, Colin writes for Cosmo Magazine and finds many other ways to share his insight. He tells us how he started his website as a hobby and how the universe had a different plan for him which was revealed to him after being fired from his job.  Colin invested his energy into his website, then five months later he was contacted by a publishing company and then he made Astrology his career.

Do you live in an edge place? And what is that? They touch on running your business synergistically by focusing on relationships and connection when you are around high energy people! Sometimes we forget the value of asking others for advice and their knowledge to better understand. This all ties together with many classes and groups being created online and, in the midst of covid, and how astrology in 2021 is showing if we want personal growth we need a digital community.

Amy and Colin talk about the unique changes coming this year and into the future.  Colin shares about a unique astrological alignment that hasn’t happened in almost 500 years and how we need to really step in our roles to see where we are connected and where we are divergent and how beautiful and truly meaningful that can be.

Their conversation is real and makes you feel as if you are sitting with them while they speak.  In other words, you don’t want to miss this one 🙂

Episode 15: More Than A Body with Lindsay Kite

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January 14, 2021

In today’s episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with Lindsay Kite, Ph.D. Dr. Kite is a co-founder of non-profit Beauty Redefined and More Than a Body LLC. Together with her sister, Lexi Kite, she works to educate women about the impact of media and culture on body image. During Dr. Lindsay and Lexi’s research on the objectification of women’s bodies, they found that the issue was not feeling beautiful. They came to the conclusion that many people define themselves according to their own level of perceived beauty. According to Dr. Kite, creating an identity with beauty can be difficult to maintain. The two women work to build a world where, “bodies are instruments, not ornaments.”

During this podcast, Amy and Lindsay talk about Dr. Kite’s book More Than a Body. The book is a guide for change. It breaks down the process of developing body image resilience. Lindsay shares with us the first few steps in changing our own resilience and what we might reevaluate. We learn about the skeleton of media literacy and get incite of how knowledge can change what we spend our money on. 

While fighting against constantly changing media-set beauty standards, Lindsay and Lexi aim to change individual minds. They believe that the best approach is giving individuals the tools they need to push past standards set. It is redefining beauty. 

Listen along to learn about the struggle of body image and how it affects your everyday life.

Episode 14: 2020 WTF? Astrology with Danielle Paige

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December 31st, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy sits down with you to honor her late teacher Levity Laughingstar. Levity, otherwise known as Laurie, was a medicine woman whose practices date back many generations. Amy teaches us about the true traditions of a medicine woman’s teachings and how it is still happening in the world today.

 Amy sits with us to explain how she uses Levity’s teachings and passes them down to her clients and readers. She tells us about her job as a medical intuitive and the power of listening to our guides. 

As a channel for spirits, Amy talks to us about her changing connection. We are let in to see how Amy continues to communicate with Levity and what that means for her. 

Learn through Amy’s experiences about the current traditions that are still in place today. Watch to see Levity’s teaching in action and how they can help you. See the life that is breathed through her late teacher’s lessons. 

During the podcast, Amy shares special techniques passed down from Levity herself. Amy guides us through a series of techniques that can help us protect ourselves. 

We learn how to seal our space and where it might be important to protect our energy. In this episode, we get to take part in a special technique to ground ourselves. Some of this information is also shared in Amy’s book A Little Bit of Chakras: An Introduction to Energy Healing. Sit comfortably and grab a pillow as we take a dive into new tools that can help with recentering ourselves.

Episode 13: 2020 WTF? Astrology with Danielle Paige

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December 17th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy discusses intuition and self awareness with Danielle Paige. Astrologer, spiritual teacher, podcast personality and author Danielle Paige works to “shake people up” in order to show them how to use their intuition. Her journey started off with difficulty and confusion. In her 20’s she worked with interior architecture. She received a masters degree and fell in love with design, but knew it was not her calling. After a difficult 30th birthday, she began her new journey. In her deep and long term struggles she found her spiritual awakening. 

In her journey to achieve a higher consciousness, she found herself drawn to astrology. Once she got started, she could not stop. She focuses on continuing to learn and grow. Amy and Danielle talk about their current lessons and goals in their personal development. 

As an astrologer, Danielle Paige talks about her experiences in 2020 and why she is not completely shocked. She tracks back to when she knew 2020 would be a pivotal moment in history. She explains to us what planets tipped her and others off. She talks about her instagram post that projected the year and how others reacted at the time. Danielle tells us her energetic predictions for the rest of 2020 and how the deconstruction of structures will be changing soon. Danielle ties in current events to her astrology to the US’s chart. 

Listen along to find out what else this year might have in store for us and the United States.

Episode 12: Fixing Adrenal Fatigue with Locke Hughes

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December 3rd, 2020

This week on the Happily Holistic podcast, Amy speaks with Journalist and HealthCoach, Locke Hughes. Locke first met Amy while writing for The Oprah Magazine. For Locke it was a “full circle moment,” taking her 10 years back to when she interned with the magazine to stack boxes and organize files. As writers, Amy and Locke talk about getting over the anxiety of writing and the importance of practicing the art. Locke gives tips for aspiring writers on how to improve their reach. 

As a writer for The Well, Locke is working virtually and will continue to do so until 2021. Locke explains to us what changes are made to the company and how virtual classes and events are changing the way The Well interacts with their audience. 

During the podcast Locke talks about the book, Melatonin: The Natural Supplement for Better Sleep. We find out what adrenal fatigue is and what could cause it. We get tips on how to handle stress and what can happen when we fail. Amy and Locke discuss the five senses. Listen along to learn about the harsh impact of your senses when trying to sleep. Locke gives advice on how we can use our senses to develop a well rested sleep. While talking to Locke, we get a look at some of her favorite recipes from her book. Observing differences in taste that can change the way we experience sleep. 

We wrap up the episode finding out more about Locke and how her journey towards learning about adrenal fatigue began.

Episode 11: Understanding Happiness with Robert Mack

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November 19th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Robert Mack. Robert is one of the world’s leading experts in happiness and success. As a celebrity coach and author, Robert is endorsed by many popular faces such as Oprah and Vanessa Williams. 

Robert Mack shares with Amy how his tribulations and frustrations as a young adult led him down a road of unhappiness. He talks about how his suicidal thoughts led to a change in direction. He made a choice to keep living after studying life and literature. As a happiness expert, Robert shares with us how happiness can manifest itself and what we have to gain when we focus on our individual happiness. 

Together, Amy and Robert tackle the question “I don’t know what I want?” and show us why it is not as difficult as it may seem. During the podcast, Robert shares what a “happiness island” is and why you might want to track yours. Listen along to find out how you might find your purpose and better understand it. 

Happiness is not only an emotion. Robert explains some scientific research on what happiness can look like as a chemical and how the brain works to interpret or reform it. In this episode you can find out how to generate happiness in your own life. 

Robert talks about some of the newest research on the brain and how rewiring your outlook on life can lead to increased happiness. He helps us navigate some myths about creating happiness and shows us how present we can feel in our journey to discovering the sweeter side of life.

Episode 10: Party in Your Plants with Talia Pollock

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November 12th, 2020

This week on the Happily Holistic podcast, Amy sits down with the multi talented Talia Pollock. Talia has a number of titles such as health advocate, speaker, comedian, and author. Her book Party in your Plants promotes plant based eating in a fun way. With over 100 different recipes and tips, Talia’s perspective for plant based eating encourages new cooks to experiment in the kitchen. 

In this episode, Talia and Amy talk about the launch of Talia’s book at the beginning of the pandemic. She shares her experience on Good Morning America as one of the first virtual interviews and tells us about the funny “behind the scenes” with her impromptu camera man. Amy gets tips on what to expect for her next virtual appearance and how to handle the new world of pandemic interviews.

During the conversation, we get the inside scoop on what made Talia shift her career from comedian to health advocate. We learn what it took for her to marry the two passions and how she continues to push for a less stressful lifestyle. Talia tells us about her first vegan experience before the trend. She shares the revolution of veganism and the wonders it did for her cooking. While she no longer is vegan, her time spent exploring it was influential to her book and advocacy. 

The two women discuss the pandemic and the new shift that is occurring in our society and anxiety. 

Listen along to learn how to make Talia’s plant based pumpkin bread and find out the ways we can change our cooking habits to create new and fun healthy habits. 

Episode 9: Pop Culture Meditation with Biet Simkin

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November 5th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic Amy sits with, the “Lady Gaga of Meditation”, Biet Simken. Biet Simken is a world renowned meditation leader, author, and musician. Her teachings aim to combine pop culture with meditation and deliver her message in a unique way.

Biet gets candid with us, sharing her story of her success with Sony at the age of 18. She shares her struggles of deeply close loss and difficulty in finding herself through her youth. She found herself using heroin and it was in her decision to become sober that led her down her path of spirituality. As she craved to be deeply spiritually connected, she found herself starting a journey. Biet found that her target audience would overthink when it came to typical guided meditation. Her metropolitan youth would worry about it all, so she came up with using a more shocking meditation technique to help others stop thinking and start connecting. 

Biet tells us about the intense meditative transformation she hosts at festivals and how hung over men in their 20s end up in emotional tears. 

BIet shares her discovery of suffering and fear. She shares how formative it is and why we never shake it. Because of the difficulty she has gone through, she realized life is living in duality. She tells us about how the strength of her duality caused her to switch life coaches. 

Listen along to find out how her work on herself continues and how making yourself public might be best.

Episode 8: Channeling for Others and the Deep Truth About Isolation

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October 29th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy calls up Dr. Deganit Nuur to chat about their jobs as energy messengers and their findings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Deganit holds many titles such as writer, clairvoyant, and doctor of acupuncture. Like Amy, she channels spirits to help others connect and heal. Together, Amy and Deganit talk about the personal growth involved in being a spiritual messenger. Deganit lets us in with her observations about her sessions and how the impact has led her to become stronger in her personal life. 

Between helping others and managing themselves, Deganit and Amy do not fail to mention lessons learned from client readings. One of their most important tips is the value of personal power. Deganit teaches us why we are quick to let go when we should be holding on. 

In light of the pandemic, Deganit and Amy share some common concerns of clients. We learn about the capabilities of isolation and why not all effects are negative. The duo, armed with spiritual guidance, let us see the true effects of this pandemic and how we all will grow. Find out why we lacked deep connections and how this global difficulty is restoring humanity.

Episode 7: Radical Love in a Relationship with Gala Darling

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October 22nd, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Gala Darling joins Amy to talk about wellness and. Gala Darling, author of best selling book Radical Self-Love, teaches others how to use radical self-love to revolutionize their own lives. The two ladies kick off the podcast talking about Gala’s travels with her best friend. She explains how seeing women make lives out of passions has inspired her. Gala Darling gives us some information on her new book, Hologram Heart. She explains about the new focus of the third book in an unofficial series. She takes the next step to write about how to hold self-love while in a relationship. 

Gala gives us a guideline of how to keep an individual identity while bringing another into our lives. She runs us through how taking a relationship slow can truly save it and those in it. Sometimes tradition does not equate to happiness and Gala brings a fresh perspective to the meaning of relationships. Listen along to hear her vouch for independence in space and time during a relationship. Find out why she won’t be giving up her hot pink couch.

Gala brings up the progression of women and how creative and successful women crave different companionship. Her new book connects to a virtual book club. In doing so, Gala hoped to bring women together who might otherwise feel alone in a world full of diverse relationships. 

Listen to the podcast to find how empowered women can change the course of their lives through their relationships. Find out how you can rewrite the script to keep your radical self-love.

Episode 6: The Truth about Lightworkers, Masculine Energy and Feminine Energy

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October 15th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy Leigh Mercree speaks with George Lizos. George is the best-selling author of Lightworkers Gotta Work: The Ultimate Guide to Following Your Purpose and Creating Change in the World. 

George Lizos is a lightworker who has dedicated his life to find others and guide them to their calling. He shares with us some of his journey through the difficult obstacles and how he overcame them. George opens up about his personal journey through mental health and sexuality. 

In this podcast, George introduces us to the meaning of a lightworker. Find out how to light the spark that changes a thinker to a lightworker. You might be surprised to find out how history has been shaped by the roles of these incredible lightworkers as George gives us some valuable information covered in his book Lightworker Gotta Work.

The pair break down the issues with a patriarchal society and its implications on people. They talk about the importance of accepting the masculine and feminine powers that lie unbalanced and untapped in many. We learn about the power of balancing energies and where to find them. 

Later in the podcast, George lays out his three-step plan on how to begin living a successful and balanced life. 

Together, they guide us through some difficult topics and teach us how to break free of the misconceptions surrounding spiritual people. 

Listen to Amy and George as they discuss the incredible power of nature and find out why it is important to connect with it. Wait until the end of the podcast to find out why tree hugging can be beneficial.

Episode 5: Feminine Cycles and Activism with Amy Wilding

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October 1st, 2020

In today’s episode of Happily Holistic, Amy Leigh Mercree sits down for a call with Amy Wilding. Amy Wilding is a feminine advocate, aiming to normalize “taboo” subjects surrounding the female body. Wilding runs Red Tent Louisville, a safe nonsecular space for women to share their stories. She runs a number of services such as leadership circles, e-courses, and speeches in order to teach women about the in depth workings of menstruation. Wilding aims to deconstruct the patriarchy by allowing women to learn about their bodies. The two Amys discuss their own personal experiences as service providers. Both women have concluded that medical information surrounding female menstruation is limited and difficult to access. 

Wilding is also an author. Her book Wild and Wise  takes a deep dive into the “sacred feminine”. Her book guides women through a series of meditations. She aims to push women further into understanding their own bodies and honoring their processes. Mercree and Wilding talk about Wild and Wise and what it can do for you. 

The two women share with us future projects, specifically Wilding’s new and upcoming book. Wilding’s new book will cover menopause. The book will introduce and prepare women for the multidimensional experience that leaves many women feeling alone or invalid. Listen through the podcast to find out how menopause is an experience that can be life changing and why it affects multiple components of your body, mind and spirit. 

As part of a quick moving society, both women seek to make a difference. Wilding talks about her activism and the part she plays in transforming lives for women of all ages. She shares her emotions and shows us why it can be important to feel enraged. 

Listen along as the Amys cover these topics and more. Included in today’s podcast is also an excerpt from Wild and Wise.

Episode 4: Listening to the Universe with Tammy Mastroberte

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Sept 24th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with Tammy Mastroberte–the founder of Elevated Existence. Tammy focuses on taming chaos and how to get intouch with the universe. Tammy’s new book, The Universe is Talking to You, is her longest project. The book encompasses Tammy’s teachings over the course of her lifetime. Amy and Tammy talk about the importance of letting yourself be guided. Especially in the face of uncertainty, staying connected is Tammy’s speciality. 

Throughout the podcast, Tammy shares the best ways to “tame the chaos” during a global shift. Tammy breaks down the difference between internal and external chaos. She shares with us how to limit the external chaos that we are unconsciously accepting into our lives. Tammy shares with us how chaos changes not only our life, but also our health and wellness. 

In the podcast we get a sneak peak of some of the exercises Tammy offers in her new book. These exercises are quick 3-5 minute exercises easy enough for anyone to participate in. Tammy and Amy dive into the importance of vibration and how it can change the way we communicate and experience joy and chaos in life, along with how it can change your interaction with medical intuitives. 

In the podcast, Amy talks about her “Meet Your Guides” classes. You find out why our guides start celebrating when we begin to open up and listen to them. 

Listen along to learn how to listen to the universe and become intuitive to its signs.

Episode 3: Immune Health Using Ayurveda with Deacon Carpenter

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Sept 17th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks to Deacon Carpenter. Deacon is a wellness advocate and yoga instructor. He dedicates his career to making the knowledge of ayurvedic medicine accessible and practical for people of different walks of life. Deacon started learning about ayurvedic medicine at 16 years old and continues to learn more about what makes it successful. Deacon is the author of A Little Bit of Ayurveda, a book focused on giving the breakdown of Ayurveda medicine. 

The two authors laugh and share memories about herbal medicines and the variety of effects they can have. They talk about the importance of both gradual and intense cleansing and how ayurveda plays a deep role in it. Ayurveda, according to the two authors, is more than cleansing the body. Just as important as cleansing the body is cleansing the mind. In the time of a pandemic, Amy and Deacon talk about what role ayurveda medicine plays in helping others heal and work through illness. Deacon shares with us why this medicine is different from traditional western medicine and why it is important to have a space for both styles to coincide. 

Listen to find out how this Ayurveda can explain why someone gets sick and what karma has to do with. During the podcast, Deacon tells us about the five elements of Ayurveda; while we find out what element Amy relates to the most. Find out why balance, feminie and masculine energy play a large role in our lives. Listen along for Deacon’s tips on how to stay safe from COVID-19.

Episode 2: Spiritual Queen Badass with Emma Mumford

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Sept 10th, 2020

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks to Emma Mumford. Emma is not only a fellow author and podcaster, but also a coach and mentor for many women. Emma kicks off the podcast by telling us a bit about her “Spiritual Queen’s Badass”. She shares with us how the name came to life and what surprises she came with starting a podcast. 

Formerly known as the “Coupon Queen” in the UK, Emma was guided towards making a book about having a healthy relationship with money. She saw a need in her spiritual community and in her own life to teach and learn about how to use money correctly. While writing the book, The Positively Wealthy Journal, Emma’s own relationship to wealth changed. She found herself craving connections and realizing that she poured too much into work and not enough into deep friendships. 

As she finished the book and the release date got delayed due to a switch of publisher, Emma found herself in the perfect timing to help others. In a time where many are struggling with financials, Emma hopes to guide others to becoming fulfilled and stable. 

Amy and Emma discuss the beautiful ways women get to express themselves and share their own experiences. Emma breaks down what the law of attraction is and goes through some law of attraction protips. She gives us the steps needed to work with the law of attraction.

Episode 1: Being a Joy Seeker with Shannon Kaiser

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Sept 3rd, 2020

In this episode, Amy sits down to speak with her “super soul cheerleader” Shannon Kaiser. Shannon is the best selling author of The Self-Love Experiment and Adventures for the Soul. She wears many other titles including Global Speaker and Life Coach. During the podcast, Shannon shares how Amy’s book The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating led her to friending Amy.

Now, soul sisters, Amy and Shannon go through the many adventures they had while traveling to different parts of the world. We learn about their trip to Costa Rica and the lessons that met them while sitting in an old shack.

Through these stories, Shannon explains the importance of inner work. She breaks down her journey about writing her newest book, Joy Seeker. Listen as Shannon teaches us the true value in vulnerability. Having overcome drug addiction and depression, Shannon describes her books and information as “memoirisc.” Having those experiences she opens up to us, giving us a better understanding of why we should find honesty in our lives.

With five books released, Shannon has managed to connect with her audience and is the perfect person to explain to us the continuous struggles and successes honest writers face. Through this, we learn the truth of inner peace and the way to find it.

We also learn about her newest project. As she turns over to a new page in her business, Shannon revisits her former skills and mixes them with her current passions to design a unique Mantra card deck.

Listen to see what it took for this former Digital Designer to find herself and devote her life to guiding others.

Intro: Welcome to the Happily Holistic Podcast!

Welcome to Happily Holistic where we dive deeply into everything health and wellness with a big dash of spirituality and a sprinkle of business. We spotlight the uplifting and the positive and share the secret ways top wellness authors and celebrities get inspired, stay healthy, and enjoy this beautiful life.

Join me, Amy Leigh Mercree, to dive into innovative ideas, metaphysical insights, and wellness hacks to enliven your life. I am a bestselling author of 15 books and I’ve been a holistic health expert for the last 20 years. I have invited some amazing people to chat with us: my bestselling author and influencer friends and new friends that we will get to meet together! I can’t wait to get happily holistic with you today!

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