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Nicole Oman is one of those people that you just love to be around. She is a self-proclaimed mother, healer, shaman, teacher and artist. She is a teacher of The Artist’s Way, which is a self-help book by Julia Cameron that helps assist people in gaining self-confidence by harnessing their creative talents and skills. She recently traveled across the United States in a really nice trailer with her husband and daughter as he did a triathlon in every state and she took a journey on self-healing and reflecting. I’m really excited for you to meet her as we talk about how to navigate through life when things get tough.

Direct download: 35__Life_Coach_Nicole_Oman.mp3
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Gary Beckman is my hero! He happens to be living with Crohn's and Colitis, a disease that most Americans are familiar with by either having it or by knowing someone in their circle that has it. My wife and I run a local support group for the CCFA and are happy to share this episode where we talk with Gary about his disease and how he treats it with a plant-based diet. After you hear his story, I hope that you too will take responsibility for the food that goes into your body...because with a disease like Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's, there must be a correlation between the food we eat and the disease. 

Direct download: 34__Conquering_Crohns_And_Colitis_with_Gary_Beckman.mp3
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The Foote Family has always been relatively healthy, but after reading a few books including "The China Study," "The Plant Power Way" and watching the popular documentary "Forks Over Knives," they decided that the healthiest thing for them to do was to switch to an entirely plant-based diet. Since "The Feet" are close friends, I asked them (right after I first caught wind that they were making this big transition) if I could track them on their journey. In the second part of this three-part series called "Following The Feet," we will discuss some of their favorite foods, how their friends and family react and how they eat at a restaurant when they choose to go out as a plant-based family. 

Direct download: 33__Following_The_Feet_Part_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

Personal Trainer Ryan Oman is back after a wonderful episode (#11) at the beginning of 2015 to check in with you and give you a few quick tips on how to stay fit and look good for the summer. 

Direct download: 032__Quick_Summer_Fit_Tips_with_Ryan_Oman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT

A VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. After having a cesarean (also known as a c-section), your chances of being able to have a natural, vaginal birth decrease slightly but that does not mean that it is not safe. In this week's episode, Cory and Jenn open up about their VBAC experience with the birth of their youngest child and hope that if you are expecting and would like to try a VBAC, that this episode will provide some hope, action items and positive energy around this somewhat controversial subject.

**Disclaimer** Please work directly with your medical professional directly if you desire to attempt a VBAC. The views and information presented in this podcast are merely Jenn and Cory's experience and are by no means meant to be anything other than their opinions and shared experience on the subject. Thank you for listening!

Direct download: 031__Tips_For_A_Great__VBAC__Birth_Experience.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Pro Skater Hall of Famer Chuck Dinkins was one of the hottest, baddest dudes on the skateboarding scene from 1987-1993 and was inducted into the hall of fame several years ago. Today, Chuck is a father to two kids, an artist and a great human being. In this episode we talk about his awesome skating career, his transition to the responsibility of being a father and much much more!

Direct download: 030__Hall_of_Fame_Pro_Skater_Dad__Chuck_Dinkins.mp3
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The Foote Family has always been relatively healthy, but after reading a few books including "The China Study," "The Plant Power Way" and watching the popular documentary "Forks Over Knives," they decided that the healthiest thing for them to do was to switch to an entirely plant-based diet. Since "The Feet" are close friends, I asked them (right after I first caught wind that they were making this big transition) if I could track them on their journey. In the first part of this three-part series called "Following The Feet," we will discuss how making the change has affected their family, what they eat and their plans for a successful transition.

Direct download: 029__Help_Your_Family_Go_Vegan_with_the_Foote_Family.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Bradley Gardner is a farmer. He has eight acres of farmland in Ocoee, FL right next to Winter Garden, where he grows amazing green beans and a few other delicious foods. He takes pride in what he does and when I met him at my local farmer's market and asked him if he would be interviewed on my podcast, he instantly agreed. A father of three and dedicated husband, Brad goes the extra mile for his family and his community by supplying the local Winter Garden Farmer's Market with some of the best produce in Central Florida. In this episode Brad shares the often silent perspective of a farmer, his take on pesticides and a few other items that I have always wanted to ask directly to a guy like him!

Direct download: 028__Organic_or_Conventional__An_Interview_with_Farmer_Brad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

Lisa Karlin has performed on the biggest stage of them all...Broadway. As a professional actress, Lisa  has made a living by performing on stages in New York and across the world as various characters. She takes her craft very seriously, which is what makes her spectacular on stage. In this episode, you will not only hear about why the arts are important to families and children everywhere, but also get an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the true life of a professional actress.

Direct download: 027__Broadway_Actress_Lisa_Karlin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

Amy Roskelley is one of the founders of the incredibly successful website SuperHealthyKids.com. Together, Amy and her business partner and co-mom Natalie Monson have created a wonderful following. The website has over 6,000 recipes and ideas for you to make eating fruits and veggies super fun for your kids. From their weekly meal plans for parents to their super cute products to help kids enjoy eating healthy foods, these ladies and their team of healthy-minded contributors are really leading the way towards creating healthier kids in our country.

Direct download: 026__Super_Healthy_Kids_-_Amy_Roskelley.mp3
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