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With A Story w/ Nicole Meliora

With A Story w/ Nicole Meliora

By Nicole Meliora

The podcast for dreamers & changemakers - it all starts WITH A STORY. Join your host, purpose coach Nicole Meliora, every week for conversations with guests on topics ranging from the serious, like politics, technology, business, activism, and wellbeing, to the things that make life beautiful and fun, like art, traveling and food. Some conversations are deep and meaningful and some are short and sweet because there are all kinds of stories.
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Chapter 15 - We Resonate with Lizzie Clark

With A Story w/ Nicole MelioraDec 29, 2020

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Chapter 29 | Creating Freedom + Spaciousness with Melissa Moffet, Empowerment Coach

Chapter 29 | Creating Freedom + Spaciousness with Melissa Moffet, Empowerment Coach

Tune in this week as I welcome one of my favorite online teachers and empowerment coach, Melissa Moffet! Her energy, offerings, and business mindset is incredibly inspiring and motivational and I'm excited for you to learn more about her. In this episode, we cover how Melissa uprooted her career path as an engineer and found herself selling courses online after building a supportive and engaging community based in her life experiences and things that she finds helpful on her life journey. We talk on what led her to be where she is today and about how she believes that business can be for monetary gain, but should stem from genuine help for people as well - this is one thing she definitely does.  With courses and events based around mindfulness, leadership, money, and personal growth, Melissa has created a life for herself that is true to her, brings her success, and helps others become more successful as well. We touch on various ways of staying grounded in your journey and how that looks different for everyone, but she stresses the importance of finding what centers you and suggests you use it often. I hope you enjoy this week's chat as much as I did and definitely suggest that you seek Melissa out online. On her website, www.melissamoffet.com, she has many free offerings (PDFs, guides, workbooks), as well as her first "Worthy" eCourse, and other money and growth masterclasses in the works!  Find Melissa on IG @Melissa.moffet or check out her podcast Air + Earth. ---- Theme music written, recorded and produced by Alex Hill & Kate Lister.
Apr 13, 202143:13
Chapter 28 | Clean Beauty LOVEEEERS with Alex Nicolaou of Nini Organics

Chapter 28 | Clean Beauty LOVEEEERS with Alex Nicolaou of Nini Organics

This week we welcome Alex Nicolaou, founder of Nini Organics. I was so excited for this chat as I've followed Alex on Instagram for quite a long time and I love his brand. On this week's episode, we have so much fun chatting about Alex's all-natural beauty line, Nini Organics, that stands for "Natural Ingredients, Nature's Intention." It's apparent how knowledgeable and passionate Alex is about skin care and skin health and he provides a lot of insight in this episode about the proper way to prep, wash, and ritualistically care for your skin. 

Join us as we talk about how he found a love for skincare and how his early struggles with acne became a product obsession and ultimately the beautiful, fun-loving brand now known as Nini Organics. In this episode, we get to hear from Alex directly all about Nini Organics, as well as product information, product inspiration, and product sourcing. We go on to discuss the future of the green beauty industry and his wildest dreams for Nini Organics - it's all about manifesting! 

Find Nini Organics online at www.niniorganics.com, on Instagram @niniorganics, and on Youtube at Nini Organics. Available in Germany, France, the USA, the Czech Republic, Berlin, and the UK, Nini Organics is taking the world and clean beauty by storm. 

In the words of Alex himself, "Stay festive, stay hydrated, and stay protected." Until next week - bye for now! 

---- Theme music written, recorded and produced by Alex Hill & Kate Lister.

  

Apr 06, 202153:42
Chapter 27 | Mother Your Own Way with Heather Dawn of The Mama Circle

Chapter 27 | Mother Your Own Way with Heather Dawn of The Mama Circle

This week we get to hear from Heather Dawn, creator of The Mama Circle - a community for mothers to find support, inspiration, and a little self-care. The Mama Circle is unique in its mission to connect mothers, while offering guidance and support for all areas of motherhood. From nutritious recipes to mindful movement & meditation, The Mama Circle is the perfect guilt-free indulgence for busy moms.  In this episode, I talk with Heather about how her own experiences raising her two young children has led her to build a mindful community of moms, helping each other navigate motherhood. Join us as we chat about conscious parenting, getting to know your children, and building a positive relationship with your body - not for aesthetics, but for your health and for your children.  I hope you enjoy this week's episode as much as I did! Check Heather out on Instagram at @iamheatherdawn and see if this community could be a great one for you.  ---- Theme music written, recorded and produced by Alex Hill & Kate Lister.
Mar 30, 202134:16
Chapter 26 | Switching from 'Inner Critic FM' to 'I Rock! FM' with Ellen Million

Chapter 26 | Switching from 'Inner Critic FM' to 'I Rock! FM' with Ellen Million

Happy Tuesday! I hope you've had a great start to your week and want to invite you to listen in on my chat this week with Leadership Coach and Gender-Equality Consultant, Ellen Million. This week our conversation focus is rooted in how you can become your most authentic self and be true to yourself in your career. We talk about the power of limiting beliefs, how you can boost your confidence, being in touch with your inner child, and different ways we like to make sure we're staying centered.  Ellen shares with us her career journey from corporate luxury apparel to women's empowerment coach and how this journey to find her passion in her career has led to a more fulfilling life. Ellen helps women leadership build confidence, identify their values for business, and become more aware of the conversations they have with themselves so they can begin to practice positive reinforcement in their inner dialogue. As a coach and a yoga instructor, Ellen works with her clients on 1, 3, & 6 month basis and hosts retreats to help women become the best versions of themselves in their business and in their minds.  I hope you get as much from this conversation as I did! Check Ellen out on Instagram at @EllenMillionCoaching and online at www.ellenmillioncoaching.com. xxx
Mar 23, 202143:32
Chapter 25 | Madeleine Lyman: traveler, artist and yogi

Chapter 25 | Madeleine Lyman: traveler, artist and yogi

Join me this week as I welcome our guest, Madeleine Lyman. Madeleine is a yoga instructor, artist, and soon-to-be wellness coach. Listen in as we chat about "Eco Art", what's inspiring us, and the reality of what goes into building your dream life.
Madeleine is a world traveler and artist that has found a passion for environmental art. From conscious painting materials to balance and perspective, Madeleine talks about how her life experiences have shaped her as an artist and an individual. Before the pandemic hit, Madeleine was living in Oaxaca, Mexico where she developed a great appreciation for their way of life. Dive in as we discuss books we love, artists we should check out, and Madeleine's goal of incorporating creativity into her health coach and wellness journey.
Connect with Madeleine on IG @madlime_ and on her website.
Mentioned in this episode:

Embrace Yoga's Roots book
Light on Life book
@happypeople_make
Alex Grey
Ecological art
Mushroom burial suit TED talk

Mar 16, 202137:08
Chapter 24 | 3 Ways to Change Careers (Solo Episode)

Chapter 24 | 3 Ways to Change Careers (Solo Episode)

**EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT** Join me on March 13th for a virtual wellbeing retreat - there will be yoga practices, talks and workshops focused on providing you with the tools to navigate changes with grace. More details and tickets here.

Today I'm sharing my tips for career transitions - 3 ways for changing careers that I've experienced successfully that I'm sharing with you today: ⁠

- via education/training⁠

- the 'side hustle' transition⁠

- the 'start over' transition ⁠

I hope you find these useful and let me know what resonated on Instagram @withastorypodcast.

Mar 09, 202122:05
Chapter 23 | Living an Epic Life with Sukun Chopra

Chapter 23 | Living an Epic Life with Sukun Chopra

**EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT** Join me on March 13th for a virtual wellbeing retreat - there will be yoga practices, talks and workshops focused on providing you with the tools to navigate changes with grace. More details and tickets here.

Here with me this week is Sukun Chopra, creator of Epic Beings - a community built to empower you to live life consciously and with intentionality. Sukun is an eternal seeker, a conscious living facilitator, passionate about helping young people in their awakening and creating their dream lives. 

Sit with us this week as we talk about the effect of the digital age on the younger generations, how conscious connection and authentic networking affect business, and all things metaphysical. Sukun shares with us the beauty of breaking from our current life cycle set on auto-pilot, to living an epic life using empowering beliefs. We chat about understanding your path with shadow work, as well as our predictions for the future for this collective global awakening. I loved chatting with Sukun this week and hope you're just as inspired by her words as I was. 

Connect with Sukun on IG @epic.beings to learn more about what she's doing and her future plans for a judgement-free Epic Being community for like-minded individuals. Check her out online at theepicbeings.com & follow her on Twitter @sukunc.

Mentioned in this episode:

- Epic Beings blog

Feb 23, 202133:26
Chapter 22 | Rock your Social(s) with Jessica Audsley
Feb 16, 202144:24
Chapter 21 | Motherhood by Design with Emily Billick

Chapter 21 | Motherhood by Design with Emily Billick

I'm so excited to bring you this week's episode, chatting everything Human Design and motherhood. This week I got to chat with Emily Billick, creator of Motherhood by Design, whose mission is to balance parents and children through understanding their human design. 

Listen in as we discuss how the pandemic drove Emily to find herself in human design and turn that knowledge into an asset for mothers. We dive into the 5 human design types and what that means for the relationships with each other, as well as the energy balances within families. Emily explains how understanding your child and then understanding yourself can not only allow for a cohesive relationship within your home, but can allow your child to become their most authentic selves. 

A fan of human design myself, I loved having these conversations and I hope you will enjoy listening half as much.

Check Emily out on Instagram @emme.kate and maybe learn what human design type your child is?

Feb 09, 202143:06
Chapter 20 | SOLO Episode: Investing in Yourself
Feb 03, 202118:49
Chapter 19 | Mindful Sex with Anna Hushlak
Jan 26, 202155:25
Chapter 18 | Girl Talk with Mia Nissen of The Inner Blooming blog
Jan 19, 202138:02
Chapter 17 | Aging Audaciously on the Road of Life w/ Lisa Levine
Jan 12, 202146:24
Chapter 16 | Authentic Connection with Delphine Supanya Berger

Chapter 16 | Authentic Connection with Delphine Supanya Berger

Jan 05, 202155:48
Chapter 15 - We Resonate with Lizzie Clark
Dec 29, 202042:60
Chapter 14 | Creating Space + Bringing Comfort with yogi Sarah Malcolm
Dec 22, 202001:03:02
Chapter 13 | Welcome to (ayur)Veda with Sophie + Rheanna
Dec 15, 202053:19
Chapter 12 | Permaculture & Permacrafters with Christelle Siohan

Chapter 12 | Permaculture & Permacrafters with Christelle Siohan

In this episode with Christelle Siohan, co-founders of Permacrafters, we talked about her childhood, her career path and how she got into permaculture. She explains what permaculture is, starting Permacrafters with her cofounder Christina and their online course offerings, from herbal remedies to body care products and how to get started with their courses and seeing these as part of a new lifestyle as opposed to as tasks. She also shares her tips for how to have a more conscious holiday season. 

Check out their course offerings at permacrafters.com and follow them on Instagram @permacrafters for lots more tips and resources!

Enjoy this conversation, xx. 

Dec 08, 202046:52
Chapter 11 | Dance like Nobody's Watching with Claudia Colvin
Dec 01, 202040:56
Chapter 10 | SOLO: A bit about me!

Chapter 10 | SOLO: A bit about me!

In this solo episode I'm sharing a bit about my background, my childhood growing up in multiple countries, how I met my husband, my early adulthood and career choices, and how I ended up living in London. 

Short and sweet but covers a lot of ground - happy listening!

Nov 24, 202022:39
Chapter 9 | Holistic Healing + Essential Oils with Nurse & Yogi Avery Putterman

Chapter 9 | Holistic Healing + Essential Oils with Nurse & Yogi Avery Putterman

In this week's episode I chat with Avery Putterman, who is trained as a nurse, yogi and is a wealth of knowledge on holistic health and healing. In this conversation we chatted about her current morning routine and mantra meditation, her holistic health and spiritual journey.
We discussed the nursing 'whole person' approach to treatment and how essential oils can be a tool in helping to support the body naturally. We dove into what essential oils are and how they're made, how to use them supportively and intuitively but also responsibly, her recipe for cleaning with essential oils, which oils to start off with and a few different ways to get started using them.
This is a great episode if you're curious about essential oils and looking to introduce less toxic and more natural approaches to your beauty regime, cleaning products or simply start dabbling in aromatherapy. You can connect with Avery on IG @averybess.
Mentioned in this episode:

Gayatri mantra

Gabby Bernstein

On Guard essential oil

Unwell on Netflix
Nov 17, 202046:11
Chapter 8 | Building Community through Travel + Writing with Jaclyn Mishal of Pink Pangea
Nov 10, 202001:00:48
Chapter 7 | Yoga, business, friendship + self-care with Reka & Amona of Bassline Yoga

Chapter 7 | Yoga, business, friendship + self-care with Reka & Amona of Bassline Yoga

Reka and Amona are childhood friends who launched their yoga brand, Bassline Yoga, this past year. In this conversation, we chatted about their friendship and making the decision to start a business with a friend, the concept of Bassline Yoga and how they wanted to respect the tradition of yoga through their concept while also adding a modern twist and making the practice more accessible to a broader audience.
We talked about launching their business during the pandemic and how they took the summer to reflect on the future of their brand, the shifts that have occurred in the yoga industry this year, how they've evolved their yoga teaching during this year, and of course, their SELF-CARE tips and what is serving them this year + at this stage of their lives. Enjoy!
A few things we mentioned in the episode:
- you can check out their IGTV conversation on the @basslineyoga IG page
- Lean In circles
Check out the Bassline Yoga website for more info or to get in touch.
Nov 03, 202054:33
Chapter 6 | Healthy Snacks + Growing a Business Organically with Claire Dinan of Makan Snacks

Chapter 6 | Healthy Snacks + Growing a Business Organically with Claire Dinan of Makan Snacks

This week's episode is my chat with Claire Dinan, yoga teacher, founder of Makan Snacks and lovely human being.  In this conversation, we discuss how Claire got the idea for Makan Snacks, how she's grown it organically from selling her products at a street market to now being stocked in Selfridges. Claire shares her product development process and what's kept her sane during lockdown. 

You can check out her products at www.makansnacks.com and on Instagram @makansnacks.

Oct 27, 202033:06
Chapter 5 | Agile Careers for the Modern Age with Adele Barlow
Oct 20, 202034:18
Chapter 4 | Clean + Green Beauty with Karen Macdonald of Blomma Beauty
Oct 13, 202040:10
Chapter 3 | Modern Mindfulness, Practical Productivity + Emotional Intelligence with Connor Swenson
Oct 06, 202049:53
Chapter 2 | Emotional Intelligence + Wellbeing in the Workplace with professional enjoyer, Dana Svoboda

Chapter 2 | Emotional Intelligence + Wellbeing in the Workplace with professional enjoyer, Dana Svoboda

Dana Svoboda is the Chief Joy Officer for Makers Academy (makers.tech), Europe's leading coding bootcamp.  She is Czech-South African and based in London. In addition to her role at Makers, she is a yoga teacher and freelance holistic coach, coaching individuals and groups on emotional intelligence, wellbeing, mindfulness meditation and yoga.  In this conversation, we discuss her role at Makers, how she's combined her passions into her current career, and how to bring mindfulness and wellbeing into the workplace.  

Dana says of her path: 

"In everything I've encountered, I came to discover a few fundamentals of life and keys to enduring joy - emotional intelligence and our relationships with ourselves (and the rest of the world). Consciously sifting through my experiences to heal, learn and continue enjoying life has meant that I’m usually the initial subject of my own ’Test Driven Personal Development.’ I believe that life is meant to feel really good and I absolutely love helping others connect with their true joy."

Earlier this year Dana published a book on emotional intelligence which you can find here. You can find more about Dana on her website, chiefjoyofficer.com



Oct 06, 202023:35
Chapter 1 | Ratio Cooking + Reducing Food Waste with Ann Storr of Storr Cupboard

Chapter 1 | Ratio Cooking + Reducing Food Waste with Ann Storr of Storr Cupboard

This week I'm speaking with Ann Storr of Storr Cupboard.

Oct 06, 202019:32
With a Story Podcast - Introduction

With a Story Podcast - Introduction

A little background about me as your host and the intention for this show.

Oct 05, 202000:58