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ROO #130: Krista Lester on How Bunnies and Buddhism Saved Her Life

“I can tell you, unequivocally, if I did not have my yoga and my meditation practice, I would not have made it.” * In this episode, Krista Lester, creator of Bunny Buddhism, writer, music teacher, suicide survivor, yogi, and meditator, tells the story of how bunnies came into her life from her childhood fascination with them to owning her first bunny as an adult. Krista reflects discovering the healing powers of meditation during a long battle with depression and anxiety. She explains how the tenderness of bunnies and the wisdom from Buddhist philosophies intersected in her seated meditation practice to create the concept of Bunny Buddhism. Krista recounts the experience of tweeting one quote a day and its evolution into her book, “Bunny Buddhism.” She explores how yoga and meditation continue to provide solace in the grieving process from her husband’s suicide.

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ROO #125: Julie Piatt on the Creative Process Behind the Plantpower Way

“The truth is that preparing a meal is actually the ultimate performance art. Its a creative expression. Its unique to you and to the ingredients that you have on hand. It will only be that way, that one time. So, you can never prepare the meal the same way again. Its an impossibility.” – Julie Piatt * In this episode, Julie Piatt, plant-based chef, author, healer, musician, yogi, meditator, and mother of four, returns to the ROO Podcast to discuss the upcoming release of “The Plantpower Way.” Julie shares the seeds of inspiration behind the book, from feeding Rich Roll, her husband, during his ultra-endurance endeavorers to collecting recipes throughout her lifetime. She explores how “The Plantpower Way” is more than just a book, but rather an aspirational lifestyle guide. Julie reflects on the challenges she faced in the creative process of forming the book. She explains how to empower your children to eat plant based and how it can change your life at the cellular level. Julie discusses the revolutionary approach Rich and her have taken for their pre-order campaign, grounded in gratitude and service. Lastly, Julie reveals her dreams for the growth of “The Plantpower Way.”

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ROO #123: Mary Ostyn on the Journey of Parenting Ten Children

“It’s been a gift to be able to confront some stuff. Because we all as humans, having been raised by humans, have stuff ,and if we don’t think through some of that, that impacts our ability to parent our kids in a wise and loving way.” *This podcast is part of the #ROORises Series: help support the Running On Om Podcast by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes!* In this episode, Mary Ostyn, mother of ten children, author, and nurse, explains the importance of writing in her life. She reflects on the beginnings of her motherhood. Mary provides insight on the adoption process from her diverse experiences adopting six children, two sons from South Korea and four daughters from Ethiopia. She discusses how adoption has challenged her to develop new ways of parenting and through her blog posts on adoption, has inspired others. Mary recounts the decision she made to homeschool her children and how she balances her role as a mother and teacher on a daily basis. Lastly, Mary offers an Ostyn family tradition for the ROO listeners.

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