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Lifestyle Listener: Tackling Life One Conversation at a Time

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It's time to get Real! In this podcast, Samantha, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and childhood friend Jessica tackle real issues most of us face in life, from mental health to overcoming "parent-shaming." In a society fraught with expectations of who you "should be," we are here to break down barriers and help you redefine the meaning of health by putting the power back in your hands. Come hang out with us and enjoy our no-filter, light-hearted approach as we tackle life one conversation at a time.

Latest Episodes

What Are We Listening to Right Now?

Jessica and I sit and chat about the podcast WE like to listen to right now. From Murder Mysteries to Intuitive Eating, this episode might help you find something new to play in the car. Remember is you like what you hear, please hit that "subscribe" button to stay in touch with other topics relating to health, wellness, and everything in between life throws at us! For more information about my health coaching practice and how I can help you achieve Body Positivity, contact me via email at samantha@lifestylelistener.com, or visit my website at www.lifestylelistener.com and schedule a free consultation with me! I am also on social media: Instagram @lifestyle_listener, FB @lifestylelistener, and Twitter @sambrownrhodes

32 MIN3 days ago
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What Are We Listening to Right Now?

Punching Health and Wellness Marketing Ploys in the Face

Chances are you have probably tried the latest fad diet, supplement, or health craze, right? Did you ever stop and think about how those products and services are marketed to the general public? Did you know marketing strategies are manipulated to attract us into thinking the latest and greatest product will make us healthy and have perfect bodies? Well, sit back, buckle up, and listen as Jessica and I deconstruct these notions of how marketing in the health and wellness industry is actually hurting us more than helping us. Our bodies can be healthy at any size, and the beauty of us all is we are INDIVIDUALS! So why should society try and squeeze into the same preconceived mold of health? Perhaps these questions we address here will make you stop and take notice of how companies strive to entice the public into drinking the same "kool-aid." And age is not a factor because now companies are targeting certain age groups in order to make money and maintain their status quo (Think of Weight Watchers and their new campaign targeting children). As a health coach, I am more about helping individuals find their best bodies, not loosing weight to be "skinny," whatever skinny means in our society. Health and happiness comes in all sizes, and what works for me will be totally different for you. I also believe we need to educate people more about how marketing companies are targeting the weakest link in the general population-that being insecurity and a need to "belong." If you have any questions about the information you hear in this podcast, contact me by email at samantha@lifestylelistener.com. Or visit my website at www.lifestylelistener.com. You can also look me up on social media: Instagram: @lifestyle_listener, FB: @lifestylelistener, or even Twitter: @sambrownrhodes. Episode disclaimer: You might hear a few choice words in this podcast. Call it "heat of the moment" frustrations at The System.

49 MIN1 weeks ago
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Punching Health and Wellness Marketing Ploys in the Face

Should You Supplement?

Should you add supplements to your diet and lifestyle? What supplements are safe to take and how do we know if they really work? These are some of the questions Jessica and I dive into in this segment about Supplementation. Supplements, not including medication, can be viewed as a pro and a con in a person's healthy lifestyle. There are so many factors to consider when taking supplements, such as how much, what brand, and for how long? It's also important to remember that supplementation is also a huge money-maker for the health and wellness industry, so being a smart consumer and educating yourself before adding anything to your own diet is very important. Take a listen and see if we can help you figure out whether or not YOU should supplement. Want to know more about the kind of supplements I take? Visit www.lifestylelistener.com and read my latest blog on this subject! Also, check me out on social media via Facebook (@lifestylelistener) or Instagram (@lifestyle_listener). The Podcast we reference to in this episode is Science Versus "Vitamins and Supplements-Are They Worth It?" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-vs/id1051557000

46 MIN2 weeks ago
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Should You Supplement?

Technology and How it Affects Conversations

Are you tied down to your smart phone? Does checking up on social media and e-mails seem more important than actually sitting face-to-face with someone and talking? Studies have been done on how our technology has changed the way we speak with one another, the way we write, and the way we listen (see a previous podcast on listening if you want those good details!). Like most things in life, technology can be one of those things we have to constantly self-moderate. In this episode, Jessica and I dive in a bit into the notion of how dependent we can become on our smart phone and other devices, and how little effort we put towards relationships and conversations with individuals we care about...even our own families! I urge you to take a listen and see how your own devices could be wreaking havoc on personal relationships and the kind of conversations you are having in your own life. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in this podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

39 MIN3 weeks ago
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Technology and How it Affects Conversations

Taste Testing Sweet and Healthy Treats

Are you always looking for delicious, but healthy treats to add to your lifestyle? Jessica and I taste a product called G-Butter. It's a low-sugar, high protein, gluten-free, low carbohydrate nut butter that can be cooked up to resemble a warm and delicious treat in less than 30 seconds in a microwave. We also taste a chocolate ghee that is comparable to Nutella or chocolate icing. Here's the skinny on what we tried: G-Butter flavors were "Brownie Batter," "Cookie Dough," "Peanut Butter Cup," and "Red Velvet Icing. The base of what's in the 12 oz. jar is cashews and/or peanuts, almonds. There is also whey protein in it to kick up the protein content of the nut butter, and they contain no artificial colors or additives. The sweeteners are primarily Stevia with two other "sugar-free" sweeteners. If you want to know more about the product and get recipe ideas, go to their website at www.gbutter.com, or visit their social media pages on Instagram and Facebook. The chocolate ghee is made by Fourth and Heart, a company that offers an entire line of various ghee options and flavors. Ghee is a great butter alternative for those who are lactose intolerant, and it has made a huge impact on the health and wellness industry. It's much easier to find ghee in your local grocery store and health food mart nowadays. For more information about this product, visit www.fourthandheart.com. We hope you enjoy this segment as we break down the good, the bad, and the not-so-tasty on these healthy alternatives to your typical brownie or cookie. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in this podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

30 MINAUG 20
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Taste Testing Sweet and Healthy Treats

The Art of Listening

Are you a good listener? Do you really focus on what a person is saying to you by totally being in the moment? One of the biggest issues in relationships is poor listening skills, even when we feel we are being good listeners. In this episode Jessica and I dive into this subject of listening and give you some great pointers on how to be a better listener in your personal relationships. Relationships are a vital part of our Primary Food in a healthy lifestyle, and having solid listening skills can make or break a connection. The tips in this episode can be applied to any relationship, whether it's a friend, co-worker, child, or spouse. If you have any questions about this subject, visit https://chopra.com/articles/5-tips-for-improving-your-listening-in-a-relationship from Deepak Chopra's website, www.chopra.com. Deepak Chopra is a guru in Ayurvedic practices, relationship skills, and other lifestyle tips. He was a contributor with the Integrative Nutrition's coaching program and gave us some great lectures. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in this podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

28 MINAUG 1
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The Art of Listening

Sometimes you just need to Rant!

Ever get frustrated with people and their vehicles? In this episode, I tell Jessica my recent experience with a poor parking situation. If you have ever had frustrations over someone's driving or parking, use the next 9 minutes or so to laugh with us as Jessica and I talk about another day in the life and why having to crawl into your car from the passenger's side is not considered acceptable!

9 MINJUL 25
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Sometimes you just need to Rant!

Who is Accountable? Taking Risks to Stand Up for What is Right.

Jessica and I dive into some of the underlying themes from our favorite Television Series (Chernobyl) and Podcasts. We discuss the notion of how society tends to pass the baton when it comes to exposing unethical practices in Society. When it comes to living your own life, how do you feel about standing up for what is right, even when the risk can be high? For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in my podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

41 MINJUL 17
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Who is Accountable? Taking Risks to Stand Up for What is Right.

Here Come the 40's

It's happening, and happening much faster than I expected. I am about to hit the big 4-0. Turning the page on a decade can be a bit frightening, a bit exciting, and lead to some serious soul searching. My 30's have been ten years worth of learning more about myself, seeing a ton of personal growth (thanks to some pretty impacting experiences), and trying to figure out what all this "adulting" is about. No matter what decade of life you might currently be in, you can probably relate to some of the issues Jessica and I discuss in this podcast. Come take a listen as I say good-bye to a great decade of life and hello to the great unknown, AKA, my 40's. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in my podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

32 MINJUL 12
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Here Come the 40's

Top 5 Skin Care products

In this episode Jessica asks me about my favorite skin care products. I go over what I like to use on a daily regiment, a few new beauty care items I have discovered, and even explaining the art of "Oil Pulling" as a way to help whiten teeth. As with any beauty regiment, it can be difficult to find items that are totally natural, meaning no chemicals or preservatives. But companies, both large and small, are not as regulated when it comes to listing ingredients on a label. So we go a little into what it means to be a savvy shopper not only in the grocery aisle, but also when it comes to buying beauty products. Sometimes it goes back to the idea of the 80/20 rule of smart and healthy shopping. If you know of any favorite all-natural brands you like to use, comment your suggestions to us so we can try them out! For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in my podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

27 MINJUN 9
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Top 5 Skin Care products

Latest Episodes

What Are We Listening to Right Now?

Jessica and I sit and chat about the podcast WE like to listen to right now. From Murder Mysteries to Intuitive Eating, this episode might help you find something new to play in the car. Remember is you like what you hear, please hit that "subscribe" button to stay in touch with other topics relating to health, wellness, and everything in between life throws at us! For more information about my health coaching practice and how I can help you achieve Body Positivity, contact me via email at samantha@lifestylelistener.com, or visit my website at www.lifestylelistener.com and schedule a free consultation with me! I am also on social media: Instagram @lifestyle_listener, FB @lifestylelistener, and Twitter @sambrownrhodes

32 MIN3 days ago
Comments
What Are We Listening to Right Now?

Punching Health and Wellness Marketing Ploys in the Face

Chances are you have probably tried the latest fad diet, supplement, or health craze, right? Did you ever stop and think about how those products and services are marketed to the general public? Did you know marketing strategies are manipulated to attract us into thinking the latest and greatest product will make us healthy and have perfect bodies? Well, sit back, buckle up, and listen as Jessica and I deconstruct these notions of how marketing in the health and wellness industry is actually hurting us more than helping us. Our bodies can be healthy at any size, and the beauty of us all is we are INDIVIDUALS! So why should society try and squeeze into the same preconceived mold of health? Perhaps these questions we address here will make you stop and take notice of how companies strive to entice the public into drinking the same "kool-aid." And age is not a factor because now companies are targeting certain age groups in order to make money and maintain their status quo (Think of Weight Watchers and their new campaign targeting children). As a health coach, I am more about helping individuals find their best bodies, not loosing weight to be "skinny," whatever skinny means in our society. Health and happiness comes in all sizes, and what works for me will be totally different for you. I also believe we need to educate people more about how marketing companies are targeting the weakest link in the general population-that being insecurity and a need to "belong." If you have any questions about the information you hear in this podcast, contact me by email at samantha@lifestylelistener.com. Or visit my website at www.lifestylelistener.com. You can also look me up on social media: Instagram: @lifestyle_listener, FB: @lifestylelistener, or even Twitter: @sambrownrhodes. Episode disclaimer: You might hear a few choice words in this podcast. Call it "heat of the moment" frustrations at The System.

49 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Punching Health and Wellness Marketing Ploys in the Face

Should You Supplement?

Should you add supplements to your diet and lifestyle? What supplements are safe to take and how do we know if they really work? These are some of the questions Jessica and I dive into in this segment about Supplementation. Supplements, not including medication, can be viewed as a pro and a con in a person's healthy lifestyle. There are so many factors to consider when taking supplements, such as how much, what brand, and for how long? It's also important to remember that supplementation is also a huge money-maker for the health and wellness industry, so being a smart consumer and educating yourself before adding anything to your own diet is very important. Take a listen and see if we can help you figure out whether or not YOU should supplement. Want to know more about the kind of supplements I take? Visit www.lifestylelistener.com and read my latest blog on this subject! Also, check me out on social media via Facebook (@lifestylelistener) or Instagram (@lifestyle_listener). The Podcast we reference to in this episode is Science Versus "Vitamins and Supplements-Are They Worth It?" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/science-vs/id1051557000

46 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Should You Supplement?

Technology and How it Affects Conversations

Are you tied down to your smart phone? Does checking up on social media and e-mails seem more important than actually sitting face-to-face with someone and talking? Studies have been done on how our technology has changed the way we speak with one another, the way we write, and the way we listen (see a previous podcast on listening if you want those good details!). Like most things in life, technology can be one of those things we have to constantly self-moderate. In this episode, Jessica and I dive in a bit into the notion of how dependent we can become on our smart phone and other devices, and how little effort we put towards relationships and conversations with individuals we care about...even our own families! I urge you to take a listen and see how your own devices could be wreaking havoc on personal relationships and the kind of conversations you are having in your own life. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in this podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

39 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Technology and How it Affects Conversations

Taste Testing Sweet and Healthy Treats

Are you always looking for delicious, but healthy treats to add to your lifestyle? Jessica and I taste a product called G-Butter. It's a low-sugar, high protein, gluten-free, low carbohydrate nut butter that can be cooked up to resemble a warm and delicious treat in less than 30 seconds in a microwave. We also taste a chocolate ghee that is comparable to Nutella or chocolate icing. Here's the skinny on what we tried: G-Butter flavors were "Brownie Batter," "Cookie Dough," "Peanut Butter Cup," and "Red Velvet Icing. The base of what's in the 12 oz. jar is cashews and/or peanuts, almonds. There is also whey protein in it to kick up the protein content of the nut butter, and they contain no artificial colors or additives. The sweeteners are primarily Stevia with two other "sugar-free" sweeteners. If you want to know more about the product and get recipe ideas, go to their website at www.gbutter.com, or visit their social media pages on Instagram and Facebook. The chocolate ghee is made by Fourth and Heart, a company that offers an entire line of various ghee options and flavors. Ghee is a great butter alternative for those who are lactose intolerant, and it has made a huge impact on the health and wellness industry. It's much easier to find ghee in your local grocery store and health food mart nowadays. For more information about this product, visit www.fourthandheart.com. We hope you enjoy this segment as we break down the good, the bad, and the not-so-tasty on these healthy alternatives to your typical brownie or cookie. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in this podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

30 MINAUG 20
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Taste Testing Sweet and Healthy Treats

The Art of Listening

Are you a good listener? Do you really focus on what a person is saying to you by totally being in the moment? One of the biggest issues in relationships is poor listening skills, even when we feel we are being good listeners. In this episode Jessica and I dive into this subject of listening and give you some great pointers on how to be a better listener in your personal relationships. Relationships are a vital part of our Primary Food in a healthy lifestyle, and having solid listening skills can make or break a connection. The tips in this episode can be applied to any relationship, whether it's a friend, co-worker, child, or spouse. If you have any questions about this subject, visit https://chopra.com/articles/5-tips-for-improving-your-listening-in-a-relationship from Deepak Chopra's website, www.chopra.com. Deepak Chopra is a guru in Ayurvedic practices, relationship skills, and other lifestyle tips. He was a contributor with the Integrative Nutrition's coaching program and gave us some great lectures. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in this podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

28 MINAUG 1
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The Art of Listening

Sometimes you just need to Rant!

Ever get frustrated with people and their vehicles? In this episode, I tell Jessica my recent experience with a poor parking situation. If you have ever had frustrations over someone's driving or parking, use the next 9 minutes or so to laugh with us as Jessica and I talk about another day in the life and why having to crawl into your car from the passenger's side is not considered acceptable!

9 MINJUL 25
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Sometimes you just need to Rant!

Who is Accountable? Taking Risks to Stand Up for What is Right.

Jessica and I dive into some of the underlying themes from our favorite Television Series (Chernobyl) and Podcasts. We discuss the notion of how society tends to pass the baton when it comes to exposing unethical practices in Society. When it comes to living your own life, how do you feel about standing up for what is right, even when the risk can be high? For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in my podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

41 MINJUL 17
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Who is Accountable? Taking Risks to Stand Up for What is Right.

Here Come the 40's

It's happening, and happening much faster than I expected. I am about to hit the big 4-0. Turning the page on a decade can be a bit frightening, a bit exciting, and lead to some serious soul searching. My 30's have been ten years worth of learning more about myself, seeing a ton of personal growth (thanks to some pretty impacting experiences), and trying to figure out what all this "adulting" is about. No matter what decade of life you might currently be in, you can probably relate to some of the issues Jessica and I discuss in this podcast. Come take a listen as I say good-bye to a great decade of life and hello to the great unknown, AKA, my 40's. For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in my podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

32 MINJUL 12
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Here Come the 40's

Top 5 Skin Care products

In this episode Jessica asks me about my favorite skin care products. I go over what I like to use on a daily regiment, a few new beauty care items I have discovered, and even explaining the art of "Oil Pulling" as a way to help whiten teeth. As with any beauty regiment, it can be difficult to find items that are totally natural, meaning no chemicals or preservatives. But companies, both large and small, are not as regulated when it comes to listing ingredients on a label. So we go a little into what it means to be a savvy shopper not only in the grocery aisle, but also when it comes to buying beauty products. Sometimes it goes back to the idea of the 80/20 rule of smart and healthy shopping. If you know of any favorite all-natural brands you like to use, comment your suggestions to us so we can try them out! For more information about any of the concepts and information you hear in my podcasts, visit my website www.lifestylelistener.com, or find me on Instagram at @lifestyle_listener and Facebook @lifestylelistener. Not on social media? Simply e-mail me at samantha@lifestylelistener.com and I will help answer any questions you have regarding your own health and wellness.

27 MINJUN 9
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Top 5 Skin Care products