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An introduction to The Peaceful Life podcast. The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, visualizations, meditations, and inspiration to help you bring your life back to peace and joy.

You can find affirmations, posts, and show notes on our website at http://www.thepeaceful.life

 

December 13, 2017

For the love of Trees

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A short episode in appreciation of trees.

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December 13, 2017

Simplifying Your Life

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Thoughts and strategies on simplifying your environment and decluttering your home. The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, inspiration, and affirmations, to bring your life back to peace and joy. You can find show notes about this episode and other information on our website: http://thepeaceful.life. Please SUBSCRIBE to this series so you don't miss an episode.

December 16, 2017

Go to Sleep

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A guided relaxation to help you fall asleep. Adjust your audio so that my voice is at a soft, comfortable level.

Because this exercise is designed to help you fall asleep, do not listen to this episode while driving a moving vehicle or doing anything that requires your attention.

If you find you're still awake after you finish the Reverse Alphabet, then start over at Z and recite the alphabet backwards, again, in your head until you fall asleep. Usually you'll be out by the middle of the second round!

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A visualization to face the new year with peace and love.

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January 6, 2018

What People Think of You

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Do you internalize the negativity that people impose upon you? Do you believe what people say about you?

Listen to the first part of "What People Think About You" to release those habits. You are the only one that can create your path and form your own identity.

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, visualizations, meditations, and inspiration to help you bring your life back to peace and joy.

You can find more episodes on our website at http://www.thepeaceful.life

Support the series with a one-time or monthly donation at http://patreon.com/peaceful.

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Part II: A visualization to take you through releasing the "darts" or negative comments/criticisms people have imposed upon you throughout your lifetime. You are the only one that can create your path and form your own identity.

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, visualizations, meditations, and inspiration to help you bring your life back to peace and joy.

You can find more episodes on our website at http://www.thepeaceful.life

Support the series with a one-time or monthly donation at http://patreon.com/peaceful.

January 10, 2018

Wake Up!

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A meditation with affirmations for starting your day with peace and positivity!

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, visualizations, meditations, and inspiration to help you bring your life back to peace and joy.

You can find more episodes on our website at http://www.thepeaceful.life

Support the series with a one-time or monthly donation at http://patreon.com/peaceful.

January 13, 2018

Listener Mail #1

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Our first listener feedback episode! Thank you to those who have taken the time to write and let me know that The Peaceful Life podcast is changing your life for the better.

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How to approach those people who piss you off by being mindfully kind, something that comedian Sarah Silverman did just recently with one of her haters.

*Note: explicit language in this episode.

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January 28, 2018

You are What You Tweet

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It’s difficult to maintain a peaceful spirit while scrolling through the current news stories on social media. This episode provides strategies on how to deal with the state of our country, social media, and our president. Note: In this episode I take a most definite political stance. If that offends you, don’t listen. Peace.

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February 4, 2018

Love Thy Selfie

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All about selfies - depending on how they're used, they can either hurt or help your self-confidence. To view the images referenced in this episode, visit http://thepeaceful.life.

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February 11, 2018

Peaceful Parenting

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Parenting is a such a vast subject, but I've done my best to highlight the important points to help you create a joyous and peaceful life for your children.

First, I talk about my strategies for how I raised my daughter as a single parent, then I speak with Dr. Tiffanie Noonan, pediatrician and parenting coach, about her philosophies on peaceful parenting and connecting with your kids.

Mentioned in this podcast: The Art Institute of Chicago (Artic.edu)-My favorite painting that I found was Still Life by Pieter Claesz (image on ThePeaceful.life).

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan's page, EPIC Parenting: ParentingCoaching.org

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February 14, 2018

Go To Sleep for Kids

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A relaxation for children to use for bedtime. Relaxes their mind, spirit, and body to go to sleep.

Check out Cozyphones, comfortable and fun kids' headphones built into a soft fleece headband. The perfect companion to this relaxation. http://www.cozyphones.com.

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February 18, 2018

An Unplanned Episode

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An unplanned episode in light of the latest mass shooting. Please listen, as this important to hear and acknowledge so we can bring our country, our lives, and our children's lives, back to peace.

If you or a loved one is in crisis, please call the National HELP Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK -or- 1 (800) 273-8255

Our regularly scheduled episodes will resume next Sunday, February 25th.

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*Source: Metro.us - U.S. Mass shootings since 2000 - February 14, 2018

Music: Slowly Burning by Ryan Baucom

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Shhhh! Noise can create stress, and quiet can cure it. We talk about the power of silence in pursuit of peace and the genius of Fred Rogers as we enter the 50th anniversary of his PBS television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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March 4, 2018

Good Grief & Ghosts

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We talk about experiencing grief and communicating with those who have passed. Do you believe you can communicate with the afterlife?

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The first of my Peaceful Profile series. We speak with Heath Armstrong, creator of The Sweet Ass Journal to Develop Your Happiness Muscle in 100 Days and a new deck of inspirational cards called The Sweet Ass Domination Deck: Affirmations to Motivate your Creative Maniac Mind.

Heath is an entrepreneur, author and motivational podcaster. Heath's products can be viewed at: http://www.ragecreate.com and http://www.heatharmstrong.com.

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March 18, 2018

Living a Magical Life

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Did you know that you--yes you--are magic? You are already living a magical life, you just have to acknowledge and recognize all the magic moments that have happened and will happen to you.

I tell several stories about magic in my life and help you recognize how magical you are. It's not too woo-woo, so take a listen and let me know what you think.

If you have stories about magic in your life, email me at Laura@thepeaceful.life, I'd love to hear them! And be sure to let me know if I can feature them in my next Listener Feedback episode.

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, inspiration, and affirmations to help return your life to peace and joy.

You can find more episodes on our website at http://thepeaceful.life.

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March 25, 2018

Nature’s Buzz

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Are you stressed? Do you have tech overload? Too many emails? Let go and take some time to find your "green space." A place with trees, grass, water, sand - somewhere you can connect with the more natural world.

It has been scientifically proven that hanging out in nature can lower your blood pressure, relieve anxiety, and produce all sorts of great health benefits.

Listen as I talk about the best way to take in all that Mother Nature has to offer by using your five senses, and how it's important to make it part of your weekly routine. Now go play!

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, inspiration, and affirmations to help return your life to peace and joy.

You can find more episodes on our website at http://thepeaceful.life.

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April 1, 2018

Are You Having a Laugh?

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On this day, April 1st (and all others), it's helpful and healing to have a laugh! Are you having a laugh?

I talk about all the positive effects laughter can have on you, tell you a joke the universe played on me this weekend, and play a song that is going to really embarrass my sister! I hope you'll get a laugh or two out of this episode.

Show notes on our episode page here: http://thepeaceful.life/are-you-having-a-laugh/

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, inspiration, and affirmations to help return your life to peace and joy.

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This episode guides you through a series of affirmations known as the Metta Meditation or Loving Kindness. You will visualize sending out love and kindness and peace into the world and then receive the same for yourself.

You'll want to keep this episode on your device so you can practice it regularly. 

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, inspiration, and affirmations to help return your life to peace and joy.

You can find more episodes on our website at http://thepeaceful.life.

Please subscribe on iTunes/Apple Podcasts so you don't miss an episode!

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Peaceful Profile #2: Heather Welch

Heather Welch and her husband built a house in New Zealand where they purposely live disconnected from the power grid. Listen as we discuss her story about choosing solar, and the pros (and some cons) of living with just the energy that they create, themselves.

Heather's website: Sunshine and Power Cuts

Heather's podcast: Sunshine and Power Cuts

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series of stories, inspiration, and affirmations to help return your life to peace and joy.

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April 22, 2018

When is Perfect?

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We're so busy trying to achieve success, perfection, or happiness, that we don't recognize when it's already here. When is perfect? When is success? Why is it always in the future? Someday?

I talk about how we can redefine those words so it is now.

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In January of this year, the doctors told my sister Kate that she had 6 months to live. What happened next? Find out as I have a candid conversation with her about life, death, and god.

Mentioned in this episode:

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Lotsa Helping Hands - website to get help for anything if you need it.

Caring Bridge - A private place with tools you need to keep your family and friends updated during a difficult time.

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Most of us have dreams, wishes, ideas, of what we want to do but somehow never achieve them. Maybe "life" gets in the way, maybe you tell yourself you can't. 

I tell you my Big Secret, how I've lived a fulfilled life, and guide you though a practical approach to overcome those inner voices that say you can't. You CAN and you WILL!

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The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy.

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Listener Mail #2 - I read listener feedback with amazing stories about Magic in their lives! You'll want to tune in to this one.

The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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May 20, 2018

The”V” Word

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What if someone told you that you could magically drop weight, feel great, have more energy, and look younger--with no side effects? Well that's what happened to me when I went...shhhh...the V-word. No, I won't try to convert you. I just tell my story about how a meat-eating midwest girl went from carnivore to herbivore.

Special guest voice: Christopher Gronland from Not About Lumberjacks- a fun podcast with short stories written and produced by Christopher.

Discussed in this episode

Documentaries:
Forks Over Knives (Netflix) | Forks Over Knives- the website
What the Health? (Netflix) | What the Health?- the website
Food Inc. (Netflix)

Podcasts:
Ordinary Vegan
No Meat Athlete Radio
The Rich Roll Podcast
Food Heals