The Enlighten Me Podcast

The Enlighten Me Podcast

Learn with me as I get educated on topics that matter. From talking about social justice issues to environmental concerns, my hope is to learn about conscious living in a sustainable way through interviews with cool people who I consider experts on these topics. The Enlighten Me podcast is a fun way to learn about relevant issues that affect each and every one of us, and to do so in a way that is entertaining and practical. If you're wondering how you can make an impact on our world in every day ways, this show is for you.... Show More

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September 17, 2020 53 min
When you hear the word feminism, what pictures come up in your mind? Women burning their bras? Fighting for their pro-choice rights? Well, those images don’t truly encapsulate what feminism is. It’s actually quite a bit simpler than all that - feminism means equality between men and women. That’s what Meghan Tschanz is here to spread the message on. Through her speaking and writing, she is dispelling the lies and myths that society...
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September 10, 2020 50 min
You know her as a wise yogi, but let me reintroduce you to Ahlia, the former professional surfer and experienced scuba diver! Outside of yoga, Ahlia is extremely passionate about our oceans. All the time she has spent in the water has lead her to become quite knowledgable about many problems our waters are facing, like pollution and dying coral reefs. In Part 2 of this conversation, Ahlia is teaching us about ocean conservation and...
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September 3, 2020 54 min
Are you interested in trying yoga but don’t know where to start? Intimidated by all the flexible people around you in your yoga class? Or maybe you’re an experienced yogi who’s looking to learn more. No matter where you’re at in your practice, this conversation is for you! Join with me to welcome Ahlia to the show, a former professional athlete, a yoga teacher and expert, and a woman who’s passionate about saving our oceans! To vie...
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August 27, 2020 10 min
Nobody likes wearing a mask. But let’s face it - masks are here to stay, at least for a while longer. As many of us transition back to work and school and transition to wearing our masks all day long, we need to make sure these masks are actually doing their job in keeping us safe! Unfortunately, improper mask hygiene may be causing more problems than you even realize! I’m here today to help you keep yourself and your family safe b...
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August 20, 2020 13 min
One of my least favorite things about living in the Pacific Northwest wall all that darn rain. Rain, rain, go away! But now, I’ve realized how I can make that rain water work for me! Did you know using rain water on your lawn and garden is actually better for your plants? Rain water contains more minerals and less chemicals than tap water, plus it’s FREE. Save money, save energy, and help your plants thrive! That’s what I’m chattin...
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If you think you’re too small to make a difference in the world of fast fashion, think again. As Garik points out, have you ever spent the night with a mosquito? There’s no such thing as too small of an impact! In Part 2 of the conversation, Garik and I are discussing how he operates his business, Eco-Stylist, how they deem if brands are ethical and sustainable, and how to watch out for the all-too-common practice of greenwashing! ...
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Sustainable fashion. Ethical fashion. Fast fashion. These are terms we’ve all heard before; these are things I’ve even discussed on the show before! But, for some reason this tends to be a female-dominated conversation. Well, that stops here! For today’s episode, I got to interview a leading entrepreneur in the sustainable men’s wear industry - Garik Himebaugh, founder of Eco-Stylist. To view the full show notes, continue reading h...
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July 30, 2020 12 min
We are ending #plasticfreejuly with a BANG over here at The Enlighten Me Podcast! Today on the show I’m talking about single-use plastics. These are things that can only be used once and then have to be tossed. There are some really useful single-use plastics, like plastic surgical gloves! But there are also some really wasteful and unnecessary single-use plastics, like plastic straws and coffee cups. There are so many different ty...
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July 23, 2020 14 min
On this EMM we’re talking about EMF’s! No, that’s not a typo - it stands for Electromagnetic Fields, AKA radiation. There are all kinds of EMF’s out there that we know about, like X-Rays, but did you know that your cell phone and laptop are constantly producing the same type of radiation at a lower frequency? Yikes! To view the full show notes, continue reading here or visit my website: www.heartfelthippie.com Today on the show, I...
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July 16, 2020 7 min
Whether it’s in pink and blue wrapping and you can blow big bubbles with it, or it’s got a nice green and minty flavor to freshen your breath, we love gum! It’s fun to chew, it cleanses the mouth, and it’s yummy of course. But, gum isn’t as innocent as you may think it to be. To view the full show notes, continue reading here or visit my website: www.heartfelthippie.com Have you ever thought about why your mom always told you not ...
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Welcome back to the show! Today, we are continuing the very important topic of sun protection, AKA - SPF. In Part 1 of this conversation, Priya and I talked about what SPF is and why it matters. Though Priya likes to preface that she is not a scientist, she has done a lot of research on this topic for her blog (@hair_and_skin_diaries) so she is pretty knowledgeable on it. For Part 2, we’re continuing the SPF discussion and answ...
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Summer is here (for us Westerner’s, that is) and it is HOT. If you’re living in the Southern US like me, you’re probably sweating as you listen to this. As the heat rages, talking about sun protection has never been more relevant! It’s about this time of year that we all check our bathroom cabinets to see what SPF we have leftover from last year, and fingers crossed that it’s not expired! However, did you know that we actually need...
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June 25, 2020 13 min
Yep, you read that right. I'm tackling the subject of systemic racism in a mini episode. There are a few things you should know before listening, though. First, I'm white. Maybe you already knew that, but I wanted to point it out in case you didn't. Second, I was en education major in college, not a history major - so, if you hear anything that doesn't sound correct to you, go easy on me! Last, I recognize that I...
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June 18, 2020 71 min
In light of what is taking place around the country, I've decided to postpone my regularly scheduled episodes and take time instead to reflect and help amplify voices besides my own. This interview was from Episode 22 of the podcast airing in 2019, but it is still relevant today. Please take the time to listen with an open mind. You can view the show notes for the original episode at this link: https://theheartfelthippie.wordp...
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June 11, 2020 85 min
In light of what is taking place around the country, I've decided to postpone my regularly scheduled episodes and take time instead to reflect and help amplify voices besides my own. This interview was from Episode 17 of the podcast airing in 2018, but it is still relevant today. Please take the time to listen with an open mind. You can view the show notes for the original episode at this link: https://theheartfelthippie.wordp...
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In light of what is taking place around the country, I've decided to postpone my regularly scheduled episodes and take time to reflect instead. This interview was from Episode 4 of The Enlighten Me Podcast airing in 2018, but it is still relevant today. Please take the time to listen with an open mind. You can view the show notes for the original episode at this link: https://theheartfelthippie.wordpress.com/episode-4-racism/ ...
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May 28, 2020 12 min
Welcome to Enlighten Me Mini (EMM) #2! If you’re new here, these are mini segments of the podcast where me, myself and I focus in on one topic and try to give some tips for living your best life. Today’s topic is palm oil - what the heck is the deal with palm oil? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to the product that we use in our cooking, in our packaged foods, in our makeup, and in our household cleaners, to...
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May 21, 2020 11 min
Welcome to the first ever Enlighten Me Mini (EMM) episode!! This podcast has been so much fun for me and I have learned SO much from the guests who have been kind enough to give up their time for our interviews. But, I know that not everyone always feels like they have the time to listen to an hour-long episode. Enter EMM’s! I wanted to bring you, my listener, more content but in smaller doses. I’ll still be sharing my super awesom...
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Welcome back, Sandee and Callie! In Part 2 of this interview, we continue the conversation on non-toxic living and talk about what we can look for as consumers in the products we’re purchasing. If you missed Part 1, you’re gonna wanna go back and listen to that first to get the full picture on why toxins are so…bleh! And also what products we can find toxins in. If you’re ready to hear more about the solution, you’re in the right p...
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TOXINS. Nobody wants them, but does anyone know what they actually are? On Part 1 of this 2-part series, Sandee and Callie, the mother-daughter duo, are sharing their insights into what toxins are and what products we can find them in. I’ll give you a hint: This is not just about beauty products, so listen up, fellas! To view the full show notes, continue reading here or visit my website: www.heartfelthippie.com Thanks to her daug...
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