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The Feel Good Factor is all about consciously finding things that spark joy through every aspect of life. The podcast features contemplative talks, interviews and meditations, covering a wide range of topics from compassion to self-love, wellness to abundance, and so much more. Come, join me, as we imbue fun, peace and uplifting, high vibe energy into our everyday moments by making feeling good our highest priority.
 
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I mix the sauces and tofu together, cover and let it marinate, bake everything, relish the dish, and slow down to let it digest. That’s an excellent process to achieve delicious baked tofu, but it also works successfully in other endeavours. Here are the five steps: Inspiration – creation/planning/ideation Marination – allowing the ideas to come to…
 
“Does it make your soul happy?” This the magic question Shailaja Vishwanath asks us to go back to again and again as individuals, entrepreneurs or content creators. And I for one can say it’s an approach that works like a charm! Our conversation here is packed to the brim with so many nuggets of wisdom, so keep a pen and notebook handy. These are j…
 
The energy of the waning moon is very conducive to clearing unwanted energy from your life so that space can be created for new, useful energy. I follow various spiritual practices on full moon nights and the days following it. Here are my five favourite full moon rituals for you to try. They're simple and powerful. If you're new to this, don't hav…
 
Marsha is hands down the most fun, interesting person I’ve interviewed on my show until now! As soon as you start listening to this conversation, you’ll feel the energy uplifting you. Our excitement and laughter throughout are both totally contagious, so make sure you’re somewhere where it’s okay for you to randomly burst out laughing. The episode …
 
My friend Shilpa did a series of video interviews featuring women supporting women on her Instagram page during the week of International Women’s Day. I was delighted to be a mid-week guest! The idea was to discuss mindfulness, joyfulness, and being yourself – through all of life’s ups and downs. But as the conversation progressed, she had so many …
 
Holistic health and wellness coach Manasa Rajan experienced the magic of going vegan in her mid-twenties. It immensely benefitted her and her family’s wellness, and over the years has shaped her purpose in life. Manasa's mission is to help people upgrade their food and take control of their health! And this means work within the food ecosystem to m…
 
The thing I love most about podcasting is getting to have meaningful connections with a bunch of awesome folks! In the year (and few months) since The Feel Good Factor was launched, I’ve been able to reach out to so many people whose unique voice and message I admire, and invite them to have a conversation with me on the show. This interview with @…
 
What can you do when scary things are happening in the world and you feel helpless at the unfairness? What can you do when you want to heal someone or keep them safe, but you’re not in a position to do so? I had a different episode planned for this week, but with what’s going on right now, I felt like answers to these questions were desperately nee…
 
This short episode is all about why it’s so important to invest in yourself, especially when it comes to anything that’ll make your life easier, eliminate friction or help in your personal growth. And how to recognise the difference between impulse buying that gives you short term pleasure and spending on something that’ll keep you happier for the …
 
Kathryn Ely of the Imperfect Thriving Podcast talks about how to overcome the obsession with perfectionism and the different ways this can makes our lives so much more easy and joyful. She shares anecdotes from her own personal experiences and how these incidents not only led her to embrace and harness imperfection in her life, but also help others…
 
Last week we focused on inspiration, this week let’s delve into productivity. Today’s guest, my friend Kris McPeak of the Elevate Your 8 podcast is a pro in the art of planning and getting things done! Kris has a full time job, and has multiple side hustles too. She shares how she creates a framework for her days but also relies on her feelings to …
 
Today’s episode features Adam Schaeuble of Podcasting Business School. This guy is full of amazing insights and he’s very generous when it comes to sharing them! So I thought he’d be the perfect person for everyone to listen to at the beginning of the year. In this conversation, Adam and I have discussed: Motivation vs inspiration Using your life e…
 
Begin the new year with a simple technique that combines the power of creativity and journaling to manifest your goals and desires. Cultivate this as a regular practice to fill yourself with positive, uplifting energy. There are many paths to manifestation, what I've shared here is a fun, light way to go about it. And the doodling component helps y…
 
On this milestone episode of my show, I've interviewed my friend, mentor and inspiration, Allison Melody (@allisonmelodytv). Alli is the epitome of how shining one's own light can uplift you and set off a powerful, positive ripple effect on the world. This extra long conversation is packed with so much value! We discussed: overcoming great difficul…
 
How do you know it's okay to let go of something you love? Something beautiful that's added so much value to the world. When you've poured much of your life, love and energy into something for many years, how can you move on and make peace with it? This week we announced that our restaurant of nearly eight years old will be shut down in January. It…
 
Mahathi Parashuram tells you why it's so important to make a big deal of your "happy birthday" and celebrate it, and how that attitude of self-love extends into the rest of the year. The conversation is filled with lots of humour, mingled with so much deep, powerful advice. It's an episode that's very close to my heart because Mahathi is one of my …
 
What if your heart desires to take you in a direction to achieve something seemingly impossible? Would you follow it? Chef Yin did exactly that! She studied law and worked in PR, but when she discovered raw vegan cuisine, the passion to create it was so strong it didn't matter that she had no prior experience in the food industry, she got into it w…
 
I'm always talking about how to follow your happiness and practice habits that make you feel good. In this episode I wanted to share how veganism is the source of so much joy in my own life and how going vegan can deeply impact yours too. I recently created a course called Vegan Immersion Experience. It takes a holistic approach to being a happy, j…
 
In this meditation, I guide you to form a deeply loving and tender connection with your inner child. Spend a few minutes practicing it regularly. As your inner child feels more safe and cared for, you'll be able to experience and share greater joy and uplifting energy in your life. Episode web page with more details: https://www.veganosaurus.com/me…
 
“Love yourself enough to say no to others demands on your time and energy.” When I pulled this message from my Goddess Cards Deck, it validated so much of what I’ve been saying for a few years now. The card is about Boundaries, and drawing it spurred me to speak about it with you all. Episode’s main web page: https://www.veganosaurus.com/set-clear-…
 
This is one of my favourite interviews on the podcast! I love Marisa's beautiful energy and soothing voice. There is so much to learn from her and be inspired from. In this conversation, Marisa and I discuss: Living with bipolar disorder medication-free Learning from your emotions vs running away from them Treating your “lower” emotions with love S…
 
I'm a procrastinator. I have a tendency to put things off until the last moment. But there are also instances when I have so much energy and enthusiasm to get things done super quickly. Last night something made me contemplate on what makes me productive sometimes and lazy at other times. So the moment I woke up today, I recorded this episode. It's…
 
Ever wanted to do something that you thought might help others, but then hesitated because you questioned your own ability and authority? Imposter syndrome is a feeling of self-doubt. It makes you wonder what right you have to be doing anything or sharing any knowledge with the world, even though you feel called to do so. You're not alone. We all g…
 
Life is not necessarily easy just because you’ve overcome something. But you can use that as an experience to help other people. This is Tamar Medford's message to everyone. As you listen to Tamar share her story, you’re filled with an immense sense of hope. It intensifies your trust that at any moment you choose, you can turn your life around, as …
 
In the quest to weight loss, Pragya Bhatt discovered the power of mindfulness in her health and fitness practices. She embraced self-love, dove deep into Yogasana and found her calling as a Yoga instructor and writer. In today's episode, Pragya and I discussed: The many aspects of Yoga beyond just the Asana practice Understanding the symbolism and …
 
Is there one relationship in your life which overpowers all other aspects of it? Are your losing a large part of who you are to this? This short solocast episode is all about detaching in a healthy way and reclaiming your identity. You are not just one thing! Allow yourself to completely be who you are and let every part of yourself shine. Main epi…
 
I've interviewed Travel and Yoga Blogger, Namita Kulkarni, who has been pivoting into different paths that bring her joy for many years now. Listening to this episode will leave you feeling incredibly inspired to bravely follow your excitement and passion. Namita has spoken about: Quitting her day job in law against all odds to become a yoga teache…
 
Learn about the four phases of your menstrual cycle, and the self-care practices to follow to align with your energy in each phase. In this conversation, Shilpa Jindal and I have discussed: The naturally flowing phases of the menstrual cycle Connection between the lunar cycle and menstrual cycle Foods to consume during each phase Suitable exercise …
 
Rheea Mukherjee is an author who has to ability to open minds and make people look at divergence from societal norms and constructs through a new lens. One of curiosity, understanding and love. In this episode of The Feel Good Factor, Rheea and I discuss: Drawbacks of the mainstream education system. Nuances in love, relationships and sexuality – i…
 
As another powerful new moon cycle begins, I felt called to create a manifestation meditation for you. When I asked the Universe for guidance on the message I should share through this meditation, I felt a strong pull to focus on the blocks we create in the way of manifesting. All the positivity, love, abundance, success, joy, friends, happiness...…
 
Shailaja Vishwanath is a blogger and solo entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the blogging space. In this conversation, Shailaja and I discussed: Finding joy in whatever you do Non-negotiable self care practices Social media breaks Healthy relationship with the digital world Day blocking for efficiency Creating authentic content And so…
 
You know you’re talking with a primary school teacher when she says, “pardon my language” and, while you brace for colourful expletives, follows up with “stupid” or “sucks” instead. LOL In this easy, fun, free flowing conversation, Jill Tomback and I discuss: Keeping kids engaged during the lockdown. Pandemic life in LA and India. The importance of…
 
A recent conversation with a friend about how we use our weaknesses to our benefit reminded me about this blog post I'd written over a decade ago. It's all about how I would push my laziness to its limit and come out of the other end to stop procrastinating and get household chores done. It made me so happy to see that something I'd written so long…
 
In celebration of Episode 30, I've put together a collection of some of my favourite moments from the podcast. If you've just discovered this podcast, then this episode is a great way to get a feel for the kind of conversations and topics featured on The Feel Good Factor. For regular listeners, I'm hoping these moments fill you with nostalgia and m…
 
Continuing my conversation with Kuntal Joisher about his feelings and experience when he reached the summit of Mt. Everest, and his life after that. In last week's episode, he spoke about what made him become a vegan mountaineer to begin with. In this second and final part of the interview, he shares his motivation behind going through the arduous …
 
Kuntal Joisher is the first Vegan to have climbed Mt. Everest. And he’s done it twice! This episode is part 1 of a 2 part series. In today’s conversation we get to know all about Kuntal’s back story and inspiration. The twists and turns in his life that unexpectedly led him on his journey to becoming a passionate mountaineer. Kuntal is an incredibl…
 
A total disconnection from the digital world is something we all intend to do at some point, but rarely ever get around to it. Recently I took a complete day off without even turning on the internet on my phone. No social media, no emails, no messages... IT. FELT. AMAZING. I knew I had to share the experience with you all. In this episode, I've spo…
 
Our thoughts and feelings are immensely powerful tools. We can use them to attract and create the life that we desire. But often, we end up throwing them away on people and situations that don't deserve them. In this episode, I've shared my thoughts on how we tend to waste our precious energy on past hurts, and how we can turn things around to beco…
 
Ayurveda is a powerful holistic healing science with its origins in ancient India. In this incredibly insightful conversation with Dr. Vidya, an Ayurvedic and functional medicine practitioner and an ethical vegan, we discussed the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of healing as taught in Vedic texts thousands of years ago. And the s…
 
From being a model/actor/tv show co-host to pivoting into a career as a highly successful vegan chef, Leslie Durso talks about her journey, inspiration and work ethic in this conversation. Her message? With determination, dedication and discipline, you can achieve all your dreams! A vegan chef and wellness expert, Leslie is the glowing face of a fr…
 
From IT project manager to vegan baker to holistic life coach, Smitha Hemadri shares her journey of finding her life's path and purpose in this enlightening and inspiring conversation. Natural healing, art of surrender, going with the Universe's flow, teaching children to unreservedly follow their inner voice - Smitha shares a wide range of guidanc…
 
Dealing with plagiarism, building a supportive tribe, being confident in your authentic voice, and so much more! Whether you're an entrepreneur, artist, content creator, or just someone who resonates with the idea of ethical collaboration, this smoothly flowing conversation between Rheea, Samyukta and me is sure to inspire ideas, evoke faith in a n…
 
Celebrate your desires as successes, in a beautiful setting. Plant seeds of intention during the New Moon Cycle and watch the magic happen in your life. Feel the uplifting, joyful energy of gratitude and allow all good things to flow to you with ease and grace. Though it's not a Tuesday, it's the start of a New Moon Cycle, so I thought it would be …
 
Let me start by saying that Janice's story is damn freaking inspiring! She is a beacon of hope for anyone who wants to turn their pain to purpose. The first trauma she went through in childhood lead to eating disorders and self judgement. The next (bigger) trauma in adulthood however, completely changed her outlook on life and self-care. After that…
 
From seeing energy beings at a very young age to channelling messages from angels, Laura's story is super interesting and intriguing. Listen to Laura talk about her journey from feeling fear of the unknown to embracing her special abilities that lead her on a path to becoming a medium. We've discussed a little bit of everything - her writing proces…
 
We all need stories of immense hope and transformation at this time of uncertainty. And Annette's journey from being diagnosed with a rare type of terminal cancer, to the work that went into healing herself, to becoming a holistic wellness professional is all that and more. In this interview, we've spoken about the incredible work that went into he…
 
Italy went into a lockdown state much before most the world. This interview with Anna Di Fiori is almost like a message from the future. Haha Anna lives in Naples with her family. Being in a locked down situation has almost become the new normal for the people there. She talks about all the things she does on a daily basis to go through these times…
 
Everything always happens for the highest good! Hold on to the hope this statement offers, and you can flow through even the most difficult of times. The upheaval caused by COVID-19 has been much bigger than the virus itself. In this episode, I've spoken about the various causes of worry and anxiety in these times and how to shift towards good feel…
 
Khristee Rich is a holistic healer and owner of The Dancing Curtain, a healthy lifestyle business. She encourages her clients to overcome chronic illness naturally, easily, and joyfully, to speak their truth, and to shine! I enjoyed interviewing her about her new blog & upcoming book about Holistic Childbirth Around The World. We spoke about women'…
 
On the heels on Women's Day 2020, let's talk about about unleashing your true, authentic self, out into the world! This episode focuses on shunning patriarchal norms and beauty standards, embracing the freedom to be ourselves and holding space for other women to do the same. I share how prioritising my personal comfort lead to confidence and joy, a…
 
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