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The Peaceful Life Podcast

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

The Peaceful Life Podcast contains stories, inspiration and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. For more eposides, check out the website at http://thepeaceful.life.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe on iTunes/Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your shows.

 

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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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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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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.

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

 

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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.

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

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

 

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A conversation with actress and YouTuber Pamela DeRitis on the path to going vegan, how people react to it, and the ups and downs of eating differently.

Pamela's Website: PamelaDeRitis.com

Pamela's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/pderitis

Have questions about veganism? Feel free to email me at Laura@ThePeaceful.life.

Love the show? Tell a friend! To provide more support, help me offset some of my expenses by donating. 

One time donation, PAYPAL Laura@thepeaceful.life

Monthly donation: http://www.patreon.com/peaceful

 

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BONUS episode: Food is your life source. It is nourishing and entertaining. This is a set of mindful eating affirmations that you may use before your meals. It is all-inclusive, no matter what or how you eat. Choose which resonate with you, or use them all.

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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.

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

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A conversation with wildlife advocate Michael Howie, about sharing our world with animals. We cover controversial animal issues including big game hunting, radical rescue, and zoos, as well as the best ways to be an animal ally online and off. 

Michael Howie is the host of Defender Radio, a podcast for animal lovers and and wildlife advocacy. A production of TheFurBearers.com.

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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.

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

Happiness for Sale

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Every day we encounter pitches for life coaches, empowerment seminars, and get rich quick schemes. Can you really buy the roadmap to success? In this episode, I'll reveal the Big Secret that all those happiness hucksters are trying to sell you. Enjoy!

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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.

For show information and more episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

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Father's Day Peaceful Profile: Ricky Shetty is an entrepreneur, blogger, and life-long travel enthusiast. He and his wife did what many of us just dream about: picking up and living life on the road. Or in the air! Or on a bus! I talk with Ricky about his nomadic life with his wife and three children, his relationships, the challenges, and finding peace.

For more information about Ricky Shetty, visit DaddyBlogger.com.

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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.

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

Podcasts I Love

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Podcasts play a big role in my life and are a part of my daily entertainment and education. In a little diversion from my topic of peace, I discuss all the shows that I listen to, how I (simply) started my show, and how you, too, can podcast - if you want to.

Podcasts mentioned in this show:

The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio - Dragnet, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Rocky Fortune

Stuff You Should Know - Various topics / How Stuff Works

Serial - One crime a season / This American Life

S-Town - A true story / Serial & This American Life

Jim Harold Podcasts - The Paranormal Podcast, The Other Side, Jim Harold's Campfire & more!

Marcia Clark Investigates - a new approach to infamous case files / A&E

Criminal - True Crime

Swindled - White Collar Crime

The Cleaning of John Doe - Crime scene cleanup stories, husband & wife team

Lexicon Valley - Linguistics & Language / Slate

Hidden Brain - Psychology and Brain Stuff / NPR

Finally, a Podcast - Television pilot + series finale

Not About Lumberjacks - Short stories by Christopher Gronlund

Dogs in our World - All about dogs!

Defender Radio - Wildlife protection / The Fur Bearers

Radio Clash - Music mashups & info

Rave X Podcast - Personal journal

Family Ghosts - Family secrets (not real ghosts) / Panoply

Inside Psycho - True crime to book to movie / Wondery

Cover Up: Chappaquiddick - Ted Kennedy and the scandal / People

Podcast Hosts:

The Peaceful Life Podcast is hosted at Podbean.

Other hosts include LibSyn, Pippa, BuzzSprout

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

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

 

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Money is the #1 stressor in both relationships and in life! In this episode, I cover the basic strategies that I used to get from bankruptcy to building a comfortable, rich life -- no matter what my income.

Other related episodes:

Episode 3: Simplifying your Life

Episode 6: What People Think of You

Episode 24: When is Perfect?

Recommended book: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

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

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

  

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Haven't you always wondered what your pets are thinking? Why haven't we devised a system to communicate with animals, yet? I have an intriguing conversation with Karen Anderson, former law enforcement officer turned pet psychic, medium, and animal communicator!

Listen to the fascinating tale of how she found her talent, how she communicates with animals, and what they have to say.

Karen's Books:

Hear All Creatures! The Journey of an Animal Communicator

The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs from our Pets on the Other Side

Karen's Website: KarenAnderson.net

(product links generate affiliate income)

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

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

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This visualization/relaxation will take you back to a time and place when you've experienced pure and total happiness, and guide you through storing that so you can recall the feeling at any time.

Before you start, put yourself into a position where you are relaxed and comfortable, with no distractions.  Please do not listen to this episode while driving a vehicle or operating dangerous machinery! It is designed to take you into a state of relaxation.

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

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

On Diana

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Princess Diana fulfilled our expectations of being the perfect fairy tale hero. I talk about how she found her voice, revealed her flaws, and discovered ultimate peace in her own life. We can all learn the lessons of love and peace from this fantastic fable of a beautiful person.

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

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

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I speak with Susan Madden, a woman dedicated to spreading inner and outer peace in our community, and in the world. Susan is a certified meditation instructor, labyrinth facilitator, founder of the non-profit Be The Power of One, and creator of the Yosemite Peace Symposium.

The Yosemite Peace Symposium will take place October 26 & 27 near Yosemite National Park. For more information go to YosemitePeace.com. Our listeners get $10 off registration by entering discount code PCFL10. For the best rate, register before July 31st!

Be The Power of One is a non-profit dedicated to promote and sustain education in developing communities.

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

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

 

 

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Studies have shown that having a sense of community can actually increase your happiness level. I talk about finding your peeps - your community - both online and in real life. What does community mean to you? Email me at Laura@ThePeaceful.life to tell me your story.

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

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

For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

 

 

 

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