Natalie Ross helps lightworkers and shadow hunters to align with their truth and embody their magic and medicine. Her podcasts, Dream Freedom Beauty and Self Care Club, are a wake-up call from the Universe for people who have spent years trying in vain to fit in and conform to the status quo.
Natalie helps her people to know that they’re not crazy, no matter how much it feels like their lives are falling apart. She helps people understand that they’re ditching their old programming to rebirth themselves, and that’s some weird, confusing, hard shit to process. If you’re going through an inner revolution, you don’t have to do it alone.
Natalie Ross, with her podcasts and community, is here to lead you into the confident embodiment of your truth and living a life where fear no longer holds you back.
In the podcast, we chat about Natalie’s work, how she tapped into self-care at a young age, starting her podcast, and where she is going with her two podcasts, coaching, and other work.
Episode 108 – Natalie Ross – Dream, Freedom, Beauty, and Self-Care Club
Lisa Menna is a woman on a mission. She is on a mission to create social change around the world fighting for women to be treated the same as men. She promotes the message of helping women brings good luck to the most remote areas in the world through her organization Cause to Wonder.
Lisa Menna is a classically trained magician. After spending much of her life in corporate magic she shifted gears to follow her passion of empowering women globally. Lisa joined the podcast to talk about her work, her mission, and how we all can promote change with just a simple phrase.
Helping Women Brings Good Luck
On the podcast, we dive into her past, present, and future. We chat about the challenges of traveling to some of the most remote places in the world. She talks about how a simple magic trick can create huge ripples of social change. We also chat about a clean water initiative she worked on and use magic and some plastic poop to educate a village on biodynamic farming and water pollution.
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts that runs a vegetable and meat CSA (community supported agriculture). She is the author of two bestselling cookbooks, Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go and The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook. She also runs a clinical nutrition practice. Diana writes and speaks about the intersection of optimal human nutrition, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and social justice.
She is also the producer of The Sustainable Dish Podcast, interviewing experts in the environmental and health movement. Her new film project, Kale vs. Cow examines the environmental, nutritional and ethical case for “better meat.”
In the episode, we talk about Diana’s personal health journey, the realities of small farms today, why meat plays an important role in agriculture, globalism and the food industry, and resources for those looking to make changes in their own health journey.
Episode 106 – Diana Rodgers of Sustainable Dish Podcast
Recently, a friend who writes for Forbes wrote about a new trend in wedding bands among the outdoor types. Those rings are silicone wedding bands, many people (myself included) are ditching traditional wedding bands for something much more practical and cheaper.
As I am someone who is constantly traveling, gardening, and doing other outdoor activities a fancy wedding band just doesn’t fit my lifestyle. My husband spends all of his time outside so those traditional rings just do not fit our lives.
Before we got married we chatted about rings and quickly decided a men’s silicone wedding ring and a women’s silicone wedding ring would be the best options for our lives. The question then became which company as the silicon outdoor ring market has been exploding in the past few years.
Groove Life Introduction
I was first introduced to Groove Life by a friend at Outdoor Retailer a few years ago. I got to meet Peter Goodwin, an Alaskan Guide, Pilot, and the founder of Groove Life. Silicone rings had been making their way into the outdoor industry for a couple years and I had already tested the QALO ring, which is highly popular but not as comfortable.
However, after chatting Peter and trying on Groove I was sold. I quickly swapped my wooden engagement ring for a Groove Life silicone ring to put the ring into real-life situations. I wore the ring on my trip to Bermuda for Mud Run Guide and tested it at World’s Toughest Mudder.
The best part about Groove Rings is the lifetime guarantee which even covers losing your ring. Like if for some reason I take it off on top of a mountain and it disappears Groove will replace my lost ring. If it snags on a fish hook or something, Groove will replace it. This put my mind at ease.
My Wedding Ring
When it came to ordering rings for our wedding, I was able to pick a ring out that matched “our color” buffalo check plaid. Leave it to me to have a plaid wedding and make no apologies for it.
Photo Credit: Ali Kaukas
Lucky for us, Groove had just come out with a black and red ring. I ordered a set, one for me and one for my husband and for less than $80.00 we had matching wedding bands that will last a lifetime (or be replaced under the lifetime guarantee).
Photo Credit: Ali Kaukas
While some thought it was a little weird our wedding rings were made of silicone, they fit our lifestyle perfectly and most importantly are comfortable. Whether we are trail running, gardening, fishing, washing dishes, cleaning pond filters, mountain biking, camping, obstacle racing, adventure racing, or any of the other activities we find ourselves doing, the one thing we have is ease of mind with our rings.
Photo Credit: Ali Kaukas
While most people will probably opt for a silicone ring to be an addition to a traditional wedding band more and more outdoor enthusiasts are skipping the expensive rings. Those rings that don’t fit their lifestyle. Instead, choosing something practical and comfortable that you never have to worry about.
Nearly a year into my marriage and I still love the fact we picked Groove Life rings for our wedding bands. I love the band and almost forget I am wearing it these days. Friends who have been married for years say after a while the band just becomes part of you.
Working with Groove Life
I recently reached out to Groove Life about working with them as an affiliate and sharing the message of the ring I literally wear every day! They were not only excited to work together but for Dirt in Your Skirt created a special discount.
A while ago I surveyed our Dirt in Your Skirt Tribe Members. to see what you all would want as a new item in the Dirt in Your Skirt Shop. Overwhelming the answer was a mug! Listening to your feedback I went out to find a pottery company.
I had a few musts when looking for a pottery company to work with.
The first thing I wanted was a local company to me here in Salt Lake City, UT. Working local is important to me and when possible I like to support my community.
The second thing, it had to be an independent company. I am a small business and want to support others who are also small businesses. I know sometimes this means the products cost a bit more in the end up helping support other small businesses is key for me. I did not just want to be a purchase order number.
I probably should have placed this first, but I wanted to make sure that whatever I put the Dirt in Your Skirt logo on would be a quality product that you would want to have for years to come.
I have said before and will continue to say it – I find perfection in the imperfection – of handmade products. In our world, today having something that you know was worked on by another human has a unique feeling you can’t replicate with a machine.
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
I didn’t go out and specifically look for a women-owned and operated company but in the back of my mind if I did find one that fit that bill it would be a bonus.
ENTER MEAN MUGS
So I set off on Google to find a company that might meet my needs and also does a smaller run of mugs. I think it was third or fourth on the search I found Mean Mugs Pottery. Mean Mugs is a women-owned and operated company here in Salt Lake City. I set up a meeting with the owners Jessica and Judy and within the first five minutes of visiting their studio, I knew they were the company for Dirt in Your Skirt.
Without going into all the details they seemed to offered everything I wanted in a company to work with and knew in my gut I found the right company. If you have been following my Instagram feed you have seen highlights from the visits.
Part of the project is not just getting some killer handmade mugs made by rad women but I am also documenting the process and putting together a mini-documentary to go with the podcast interview we will be recording soon.
Be sure to follow my socials for more updates along the way!
I feel truly blessed to be able to have found another women-owned company that shares so many values as I do. I could not have been more lucky to find Mean Mugs and so excited for the mini-documentary, podcast, and of course the mugs themselves!