Kiki & The Muse
A real AF podcast about how all of us can live our best lives naturally.
With a focus on healing with foods and herbs, we also want to create a space where people feel included and showcase guests in the wellness space who have insightful, experienced, worldly wisdom they genuinely care to share.
Our mission is for the conversations we hold space for to be real, authentic, spiritual - and whatever it needs to be to nourish people's minds.
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So...here goes - we've launched a podcast and we are so excited to connect with you all in a way that feels fun, authentic, REAL...and REALLY worthwhile. We are so excited to share with you conversations that inspire us all to live better, love better, and be better - on your own (natural) terms.
First things first we'd love to introduce a little more about ourselves and hence this little mini interview series between ourselves - we can't wait to "meet" you...like, talk about ourselves...to you. Same same but different.
Today we chat with Margo Dalinghaus of WHOLE BEAUTY INC. who is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and post graduate training in Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia PA. Creating health and happiness has always been the driving force in Margo’s career, and many accomplishments support her work as a FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning) Practitioner.
We discuss her work with horses (specifically WHY this animal was chosen for such trauma relief work), how she knew that she wanted to heal/work with horses, and who would benefit from working with Margo and the horses (and how).
Learn more about Amber's favourite adaptogenic herb: Holy Basil! What does it do, how does it help, and how can you use it to seriously increase the quality of your life? Amber explains all.
BUT FIRST: Kiki gives you a quick-start tutorial on understanding what "adaptogens" really are! (& what they're NOT!).
In today's no BS conversation with Jeff Chilton, Founder of Nammex, we chat all about medicinal mushrooms (including an in-depth conversation on red reishi mushroom) - and how to source the very best, for the very best results.
Jeff doesn't hold back in sharing the myths surrounding this ever-increasing in popularity topic, and offers easy, applicable insights that we as consumers can use to find and test the highest quality medicinal mushroom extracts - so that we actually FEEL the magical effects this kingdom can bring to our lives!
Diana Osborne is a Toronto based Holistic Hair Expert, providing a safe and healthy space to create beautiful hair and educate on lifestyle and products that are good for you and the world! She is opening Hair Holistic Studio, a hair salon offering conscious goods and services.
In anticipation of her new studio launch, we chatted with Diana about:
How she got into "holistic hair care" and what that evens means
Some of the ways we can be more mindful when it comes to caring for our hair - without sacrificing style
Tips on shopping for hair care products
Listen in to get a whole new take on "healthy hair". You're worth it.
Calli OBrien is the CEO and Co-founder of My Matcha Life®. Since 2006 Calli has worked with the world’s top Japanese Matcha Tea Masters, produced a 26 minute matcha video documentary, guest lectured at the prestigious Smithsonian Institute and co-authored the definitive Matcha B2B Report. Calli leads her company with a focus on health and wellness and a desire to make a difference in peoples lives.
We interviewed Calli on the world of matcha - including common MISTAKES & MYTHS around this trendy superfood ingredient, and actionable tips on how you can implement matcha into your daily routine for less stress, more energy, and even more efficient fat-burning workouts!
PS for a sweet deal on THE BEST Matcha from My Matcha Life, use promo code KIKI20 for 20% off your next order!
Within a safe space of love and support, Terri Swan empowers women to transform their womb wounds and be nurtured from heartache to healing to wholeness.
We spoke with Terri about:
Her own journey with grief recovery and how it ultimately tied in with her womb
The science & history behind beamer light therapy
Some of her most surprising + profound experiences witnessed as it relates to working with colour + light
What Terri wishes more people knew/understood about this concept
You can check out more about Terri's work as well as her various offerings on wombcocoon.ca.
Kerry Ford is a holistic/NeuroScience based wellness expert in Tonic herbalism, Intuitive|Quantum healing, Medical Meditation + Spiritual Consulting.
She Founded NEURO-FLOW, a simple, powerful neuro-roadmap that takes dormant genius + activates it into action, clearing unconscious blocks (beliefs) that stop our flow of Genius to Greatness.
Today on the show we chatted with Kerry about:
Why we hate "trends" and other things that bug us in the "wellness space"
Her fave go-to herbs
Natural skincare tips for more beauty and less stress
The importance of drinking the RIGHT KIND of water
You can check Kerry out at https://kerryfordco.com/.
Vitina Blumenthal is a self-discovery educator, certified Yoga instructor, entrepreneur, founder of WanderfulSoul & host of the Soul Compass podcast.
Today on the show we chatted with Vitina all about Energetic Digestion - what that means, & most importantly: what the heck we can do about it! Some of the questions we dove into include:
What intrigued you to start studying energetics/chakra system?
Is energetic digestion similar to the way we would digest food?
What does a block in the energetic system look/feel like?
How do you identify a block and how do you ‘digest’ it?
You can check out Vitina at:
Human Design is a transformational system for self-fulfilment - at least it has been for me (Kiki!), and hence why I'm so passionate about getting everyone more familiar with the magic that is HD!
Today on the show we let HD Expert Anna Wrona introduce it to you & alllll the juiciness on why the heck you should (most definitely) care.
Anna was introduced to Human Design in 2005. She has since studied extensively through books and with Chetan Parkyn, who worked closely with the founder of HD, and was the very first teacher of this revolutionary system.
Today on the show we dive into what the heck human design is and how you can use it to totally change your life for the better!
You can check out Anna at:
https://www.readmydesign.com/ & on IG @readmydesign
Whether you dread or love winter, you're going to think about this season (& your health!) in a whole new way after listening to this insightful conversation we had with Neelam Toprani - an Ayurvedic researcher and formulator. She shared many unknown secrets which will likely blow your mind (they certainly did ours) when it comes to Ayurveda, and in particular, she discussed:
What Ayurveda even is
Winter from an Ayurveda perspective
Tips for staying healthy throughout this season
Her go-to strategies for beating the winter blues
Neelam has a lifelong experience in Ayurveda. She is a teacher, lecturer and is passionate in sharing her knowledge in the wisdom of Ayurveda since 2007.
One of the objectives of her company, Sewanti, is to take the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and translate it into practical solutions to improve the quality of modern day life.
Jessie has been speaking about spirituality's potential relevance in the world of mental health for over ten years now. She's been able to better understand the two worlds through her own life experiences as well as through the eyes of thousands of clients that visit her for guidance and energy clearings.
In today's chat we explore:
The kind of "spiritual healing" work Jessie does and how it practically and authentically relates to the world of mental health
Some of the modalities she's found most healing/empowering for clients when it comes to developing the self
How can we get better in touch with our "best selves" and consciously practice fulfilling our potential
How can we LITERALLY work with spirituality to find peace and be happy TODAY
What's "Tarot" anyways? In this conversation with Kait Fowlie - Toronto-based tarot reader, reiki practitioner and moon watcher - we get into exactly what tarot is, and what is isn't! Most importantly, what it can do for a person as a personal practice. Kait is really of the mind that tarot works, but only if we WORK it! It's a tool and like all tools, our intention really informs the outcome, in our lives - and, it's messages are only as useful as we are willing to take action on, and we really only 'hear' what we're ready to hear.
In our episode, tarot is well and truly demystified - the more you know about tarot, the more you understand about how you do it YOUR way, the more magic it really becomes. It can totally change lives, and it does so by empowering us.
You can learn more about Kait and her offerings on her website here: https://www.kaitfowlie.com/.
In this conversation with Ido Magal, founder of Lavido Beauty, we discuss:
How & why Ido switched from pursuing naturopathic medicine and went into natural skincare instead
Unlike most skincare brands, Lavido's products are dermatologically tested + are in clinical studies (very uncommon in the natural skincare world) - Ido shares why this is important and other ways consumers can use to find trustworthy natural skincare products
Some of Ido's all-time favourite ingredients for the skin (including some of the more "underrated" ones)
The most surprising & valuable thing that Ido has learned from working in this industry
Learn more about Lavido: https://www.lavido.com/
Emily Baadsvik is a bad-a$$, proud New Brunswick import who embodies exactly what it is to be a Wild Thing. She's not only hilarious - but an insightful advocate for "real world wellness", and in today's chat she gives us the run-down on probiotics & gut-healing wisdom that you can implement into your life - even if you're not a crazy health nut.
Emily is also the Co-Founder of Wild Tea Kombucha which you can check out here: https://www.wildteakombucha.com/
Jennifer Pereira is a healer and psychodelic coach - but she's probably NOT what you're thinking. A modern woman who guides women through working with psilocybin to unleash their utmost potential - whether it be in their relationships, work life, or that juicy feeling of abundant self-love we all hear about from using these mushrooms - she is The Modern Woo.
Listen in to get a powerhouse FEMALE perspective on micro-dosing, heroic dosing, and everything in-between...
You can learn more about & connect with Jennifer here: https://themodernwoo.com/.
Brookelynn Rogers' purpose on this Earth is to help you heal your energy and activate your authentic superpowers.
By healing your roots you’re able to find clarity in the present moment and discover true authenticity.
Listen in for a real-life, grounded take on the modern intuitive of day - she's sharing actionable takeaways to find & reconnect with your REAL, TRUE self.
You can find Brookelynn on IG @rootsrisingco
Jennifer is a Registered BioEnergetics Intolerance Elimination Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist.
Her purpose as a BIE Practitioner is to support and guide you to a state of optimal health and wellbeing. The approach involves identifying any substance that may be aggravating your body, and then normalizing you to that substance. She does this by using BIE, a safe and noninvasive technology that re-introduces the electromagnetic frequencies of the substance back to your body. This then allows your body to recognize the substance, and deal with it appropriately, leading to the alleviation of the associated symptoms.
We were totally blown away with the healing insights she shared in this conversation - and know you will be too! Enjoy!
Today we get real with Sauce Boss Kailey Gilchrist - AKA Founder of NONA Vegan Foods Ltd.
Tune in to hear the truth behind the food industry & tips and tricks for rocking a seriously saucy bad a** life without harming a living thang!
Kailey even shares her go-to strategies for getting enough nutrients and "protein" whilst living totally plant-based...with a few hacks on hand, you can do it with ease and grace too - we promise ;)
Heather Lillico (MSc, RHN, RYT) is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor in Toronto. Heather helps clients overcome their anxiety and feel like themselves again!
Through calming foods and mindfulness techniques she gives people lots of tools to crush that anxiety monster.
Listen in for the latest on the gut-mood connection & insights for your happiest, tastiest days ever!
Cate Stillman has been teaching audiences how to create health and wellness through yoga and Ayurveda since 2001 and has since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families, and their communities. Her Ayurveda courses, Body Thrive and Living Ayurveda, transform people’s lives.
We spoke with Cate about everything from the Ayurvedic lifestyle, foods and food rituals for gut health, and how to practice breathing and meditation for deeper bodily and emotional wisdom.
Have you acquainted yourself with algae yet?! When a family health issue sent Catharine researching the benefits of an alkaline diet, she quickly discovered algae and knew she had discovered big. As Catharine dug into the science of algae, she learned it had 64% protein, 40 vitamins/minerals and was endorsed by the United Nations and NASA as the most nutrient dense food in the world.
Catharine knew algae could be a game-changer for our health, our children and our world if she could only convince people it wasn’t weird. And so ENERGYbits was born. In this episode we talk about Catharine’s journey, the importance of an alkaline diet and how algae can help take our health to the next level!
DKY Kiki is not only the face behind Kiki Naturals...but is also The Ex-Perfectionist Coach?
Kiki Athanas is the guiding light behind making wellness easy for you. She has built her 4-part signature program around helping people overcome their perfectionism around health. She teaches people how to become the loving nutritionist, trainer, therapist and ultimately life coach they need to be for themselves - just as she did for herself. After letting her own perfectionistic ways send her into a state of total burn out, orthorexia, and a loss of who she was and what truly made her happy - she decided to “surrender” to self-compassion. Working with the wisdom of positive psychology, and practicing at the intersection of neuroscience and law of attraction, she used mindfulness to break emotional eating habits, find the ease in exercise, and ultimately restore balance and calm into her high-power, entrepreneurial lifestyle. Kiki is on a mission to prove that prioritizing your wellness and achieving your optimal health doesn’t need to feel like an unsustainable undertaking of hard work, and that loving your mind, body, and life is within reach.
She is currently opening up a private beta group coaching program (Mind Body Beauty), and in this episode, Kiki opens up about why she's on a mission to GET REAL - no matter how vulnerable or RAW it might feel.
You can connect with Kiki directly through her FB group: The Ex-Perfectionist: https://www.facebook.com/groups/experfectionist/
Think you've heard it all before as it relates to bone broth? Think again. We interview a seriously passionate goddess about bringing a whole new Ayurvedic approach to the gut-loving medicine that is bone broth.
Mithalee Rawat is a classically trained chef turned small food business owner. For over a decade, she has lived and worked in organic and health-focused restaurants in Canada as well as London, UK, and now runs a bone broth product business in Vancouver, BC called Shorba. After spending half her life outside India, she has come full circle in her health pursuits by becoming a student of Ayurveda and uses the principles to guide her products and lifestyle.
Dr. Joy Martina is a Psychic Psychologist and a Channeler of Christallin Consciousness. She is passionate about helping people strengthen their intuition, access their internal intelligence and use more of their potential to create the life of their dreams. She adores guiding people out of their stuck states and inspiring them to enjoy life.
In this conversation, Joy shares practical wisdom about how we can use our sub-conscious to our advantage to literally create the life of our dreams - in a way that's easy, fun, and dare we say...almost effortless!