The Sakara Life Podcast
Discovering What’s Untrue About Female Sexuality with Dr. Wednesday Martin
Season 3, Ep. 65
In this special episode of The Sakara Life Podcast, we’re joined by two special guests, Dr. Wednesday Martin, #1 New York Times Bestselling author and feminist cultural critic and my husband, Damion to discuss her fascinating book, Untrue. Throughout this episode, we unpack all of the societal and cultural factors that have impacted our notions around sexuality and gender - particularly in relation to women. We also discuss how women have inherently been taught their sexuality is less than men and debate whether or not humans (but more specifically women), are meant to be in monogamous relationships. This conversation is so thought-provoking and will encourage you to consider your own experience within the notion of gender and social constructs - and how this inherently impacts our desires and sexual experiences.
Examining Our Food + Farming System with Dr. Liz Carlisle
Season 3, Ep. 64
In this episode, we sit down with country singer-turned-environmentalist, Dr. Liz Carlisle, who is also an Assistant Professor at UCSB and author of multiple books (including her latest, Healing Grounds). Throughout this episode, we discuss how soil is the foundation for the health of our ecosystem and nutritional value of food - and how we need to make changes to our farming practices for true change. We discuss all of the intricacies of the food and farming systems and how all of the inputs impact what winds up on our plate. Dr. Carlisle champions the notion that for true change - we need to reverence for the earth, the soil, and one another. We hope you find this episode as informative as we did and that it encourages you to more carefully consider the impacts of your choices when it comes to food and interacting with one another and the environment.
Uncovering Our Sexual Empowerment and Desires with Hani Avital
Season 3, Ep. 63
In this episode, we are joined for a second time on the podcast by our dear friend, Hani Avital, who is also a clinical sexologist and certified sex coach. We discuss how each of us can uncover our sexuality and deepen our connection to ourselves (and partners) through establishing boundaries and listening to our inner desires. Hani also explains the importance of prioritizing our relationship to self and how exploring our own definition of sexual empowerment will truly help us unlock our sexual freedom. To end this juicy episode, Hani answers all of our Sakaralites' burning questions around sex, desire, and how we can all tap into our sexual current!
Eating To Beat Disease with Dr. William Li
Season 3, Ep. 62
Did you know that every time we sit down to eat a meal, our nutritional choices have the power to make a lasting impact on our health and our body’s ability to fight off disease? If not, this episode is for you! We are joined by the brilliant Dr. William Li, who is a member of Sakara’s Science Council and is a renowned scientist and author. In this episode, we discuss his book, Eat To Beat Disease, and the connection between our plate and our body’s health. He outlines our 5 different defense systems and how we can eat strategically to make these as strong as possible. We also discuss some of our favorite superfoods (including coffee!) and the role they play in staving off cancer and ensuring optimal health.
Uncovering Our True Potential Through Psychological Astrology with Dr. Jennifer Freed
Season 3, Ep. 61
In this episode, we sit down with bestselling author and psychological astrologer, Dr. Jennifer Freed, to discuss the intersection between psychology and astrology, and how we can use both to live a fully expressed life. She also explains how we can each use our personal birth charts to become more in tune with who we are and use this as a tool to help us reach our full potential. Dr. Freed does a deep dive into Danielle’s birth chart and explains how each of the pieces work together to form “lesson plans” for us to continue evolving and growing. Ultimately, this episode will encourage you to consider the intersection of psychology and astrology and become more in tune with your place in the universe.
The Impacts of Glyphosate with Stephanie Seneff
Season 3, Ep. 60
In this episode, we sit down with Senior Research Scientist at MIT, Stephanie Seneff, to discuss her latest book, Toxic Legacy, and unpack how glyphosate impacts our environment and bodies. Stephanie explains how the use of glyphosate touches almost every aspect of our life - from our food systems to the rise in disease. She makes a compelling case as to why we should all prioritize making conscious choices when it comes to our consumption and nutritional habits. Throughout this episode, you’ll learn the real reason eating organic matters and how eating your sulfur-rich veggies can be the key to transforming your health!
The Art of Conscious Parenting with Dr. Becky Kennedy
Season 3, Ep. 59
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Becky Kennedy, a child psychologist also known as the “Millennial Parenting Whisperer,” to discuss how to navigate the journey of parenting. Throughout this insightful conversation, she walks us through the importance of fostering children’s “emotional microbiomes” to learn to handle frustration and challenges, while feeling seen and supported. Dr. Becky also provides useful tips that can help all of our relationships be as healthy as possible - whether with our children, partner, or friends. Ultimately, this conversation will remind you to operate from a place of empathy in relationships and be more cognizant of other’s emotions in your daily interactions.
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life with Dr. Joe Dispenza
Season 3, Ep. 58
In this episode, we sit down with New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Joe Dispenza to discuss the power we all possess to change our life through reframing our thoughts. His work is deeply rooted in science - combining epigenetics, neuroscience, and quantum physics - to explain how changing our thoughts can change us on a cellular level, thus creating a new reality and sense of self. We also discuss the power that we gain through becoming conscious of our unconscious programs and how this can create lasting and profound change. This insightful conversation with Dr. Dispenza will encourage you to lean into discomfort and reprogram your thoughts in order to transform your life for the better.
Uncovering Our Essence Through Sacred Sexuality with Stefanos Sifandos
Season 3, Ep. 57
In this episode, we sit down with Stef Sifandos, a trained educator and relationship expert, to discuss the importance of inner work and how this can lead us all to live a more fulfilled life. Stef also walks us through the concept of sacred sexuality and how living authentically plays a crucial role in the success and health of our romantic relationships. This juicy conversation will not only encourage you to re-evaluate your relationship with yourself, but encourage you to re-ignite your sex life and connection to others in the world through this concept of sacred sexuality.