Episode #088 - Beautifully Strong With Taylor Deeds


Welcome to a special edition of the EnRich Your Soul podcast where I’m joined by my friend, fitness and yoga expert, Taylor Deeds.

A growing force of positive inner and outer beauty awareness here in Kansas City, Taylor is taking on health and wellness with a unique message: you can be beautifully strong. A trainer at the gorgeous Woodside Health & Tennis Club in Kansas City, Taylor engages her clients with the same energy and positivity that radiates from her social media posts.

Through her blog, social media presence, events and speaking, Taylor is working with women to reveal their inner strength, fall in love with their unique outer beauty and develop the tools to battle insecurities and social pressures that women face constantly when it comes to their looks.

In episode we discuss:

  • Taylor’s background (2:40)

  • Why women face so much pressure to look a certain way (8:52)

  • Misconceptions and social media traps (12:21)

  • How strength training makes you look and feel better (15:50)

  • The strength in accepting your body (20:22)

  • The power of positive self-talk (25:04)

  • The benefits of training for an experience vs. a number on a scale (30:33)

  • How to set the right positive mentality (34:09)

  • Taylor’s favorite self-care rituals (38:00)

Make sure you follow her on Instagram @iambeautifullystrong

Visit Taylor’s website for her blog, events and amazing content to help you on your way to being healthier inside and out.

Episode #084 - Wellness For the Win with Shanna Hutcheson


Welcome to a special edition of the EnRich Your Soul podcast where I’m joined by my friend and wellness expert, Shanna Hutcheson.

A registered dietician, wellness blogger and lover of all things healthy with a side of positive energy, her online presence through her blog and instagram content as @wellnessforthewin has moved thousands to embracing, or at least entertaining, healthy eating as a preferred and fun way of life. 

I’m incredibly excited to share this conversation with Shanna as her outlook on health, food, exercise and emotional self care is very near and dear to my own heart. 

In this information, content and laugh filled hour, we discuss:

  • Shanna’s background and her why of getting into wellness (2:25)

  • How we should focus more on preventative wellness vs. reactive health  (6:27)

  • The impact of social media on physical and mental well being (9:27)

  • An explanation of intuitive eating and how it can benefit your life (16:14)

  • How portion control can jumpstart your weight loss journey (21:50)

  • Using social media to make healthy fun  (26:45)

  • Her impact on wellness through social media (35:32)

  • Why women who incorporate weight training find more joy with their bodies (43:47)

  • The value of self acceptance (50:35)

And why a Lil Wayne ice cream cake may be in our future along with the world’s first cellphone less social festival.

Visit Shanna’s website for her blog, recipes and amazing content to help you on your way to being healthier inside and out.

Episode #061 - The Soulful Power of Yoga with Rebecca Padilla


Rebecca Yoga

If you've never tried yoga, I adamantly challenge you to give it a try. The benefits from physical, mental and spiritual angles are immense and is well worth the time and effort.

But you don't have to just take my word for it, meet Rebecca Padilla, a rising yoga star in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I'm proud to call her a friend and she is truly an inspiration to anyone struggling with self-acceptance and vulnerability.

In this conversation with Rebecca, we dive into several topics related to her yoga practice and her journey to improve lives, minds, bodies and hearts with her infectious energy and talent.

Rebecca addresses the following issues in this podcast:

  • Her background and path to becoming a yogi (3:20)

  • Common misconceptions of yoga (8:40)

  • The unique energy that a yoga class provides (11:34)

  • The greatest lessons that one can learn from practicing yoga (14:48)

  • Her advice on building confidence (19:50)

  • Self love vs. self acceptance (22:18)

  • The mental and physical benefits of inner balance (28:34)

  • How yoga can benefit business professionals and leaders (31:17)

  • What she took away from "The Dare to Bare Challenge" (35:55)

  • How someone can properly "show up" in the world (40:51)

  • Teaching children self value (45:57)

  • Personal goals (48:38)

You can follow Rebecca on Instagram and learn more about her practice and join her on the journey to inner bliss.

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

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