Friends of Ned

Friends of Ned

By Rory Coulter

A round up of some of our favorite interviews over the years.

 

CAROLINE LEAF

Meet Dr. Caroline Leaf — cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, and Friend of Ned. We chat with her about healthy mind management and how to stop living in the past, the best advice she's ever received, and her favorite way to start the day to get more energy and mental clarity. Read now

LEAF'S PICK: SLEEP BLEND + MELLÖ

"I personally love Sleep Blend (I use it every night), as well as the Mellö Magnesium Lavenderberry flavor (which tastes amazing!), both of which have really helped improve my mental and physical health!” —Dr. Leaf

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SCOTT CARNEY

Meet Scott Carney – New York Times bestselling author and Friend of Ned. We chat with him about his pal Wim Hof, how freezing water can revolutionize the way we deal with physical and emotional stress, and the one thing we can all do everyday to become more resilient. Read now

SCOTT’S PICK: SLEEP BLEND

“I do really really love CBD oil if I need to get to sleep. While there are breathing techniques that certainly will put me out, I’ll notice it, if I take sort of a nicely concentrated CBD oil and my mind has been roving and having trouble settling down, that will put me to bed in like 10 minutes and I love it!” –Scott Carney

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ARIELLE LORRE

Meet Arielle Lorre — health & wellness influencer and podcaster, founder of The Blonde Files, and Friend of Ned. We chat with her about her daily rituals, tuning into her intuition, and getting her daily screen time under 8 hours! Read now >

ARIELLE’S PICK: MELLÖ

I love all the Ned products but mellö was a game changer for me.” – Arielle Lorre

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HELEN REAVEY

Meet Helen Reavey — celebrity hairstylist, founder of Act+Acre (our favorite plant-based hair wellness brand), and Friend of Ned. We chat with her about karma, kindness, and The Great British Bake Off! Read now

HELEN’S PICK: SLEEP BLEND

As a founder of a growing business, I’m constantly thinking through ideas and connecting with my teamsometimes late at night due to different time zones. This blend helps me drop into a deep sleep and tune into my circadian rhythm.” —Helen Reavey

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EAST FOREST

Meet East Forest — acclaimed musician, intrepid traveler, and friend of Ned. When he’s not making music in his studio in the high desert of Southern Utah, he’s traveling to far flung places like the Amazon or the Sahara to record the sounds of nature. Most recently, he collaborated with the late Ram Dass on a new album out now. He shares some words of wisdom and a soundtrack to guide you through these changing times so you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Read now >   

EAST FOREST’S PICK: DAILY BLEND

“Keeping the Omicron at bay with Ned’s wellness tincture.” –East Forest

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MIKE WEEKS

Meet Mike Weeks — author, adventurer, family man and Friend of Ned. He’s trained world class athletes, Special Forces teams, the US Marine Corp, firefighters, police officers, celebrities and CEOs how to be their best selves under pressure. We chat with Mike about his newest book, Resilience By Design: How to Survive and Thrive in a Complex and Turbulent World, and get some great tips on building personal resilience to stress. Read now

 

CHEF TARA THOMAS

Meet Tara Thomas — chef, culinary artist, event producer, and Friend of Ned. We chat about community-centered wellness, urban farming, and shaking up the food space. Read now 

TARA’S PICK: LAVENDERBERRY MELLÖ

“My sleep is so off in the winter and Mellö allows me to peacefully rest!” —Tara 

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GERMANI MANNING & BRITTANY LACKEY

Meet Germani Manning & Brittany Lackey — hosts of the Black Girl Bravado Podcast and Friends of Ned. We chat with them about extending kindness, making room for flow, the SAVERS method, and treating Mama Nature with the respect she deserves. Read now

GERMANI & BRITTANY’S PICK: SLEEP BLEND

“Let me tell you something – this is GOOD!” –Brittany Lackey

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JOSH JESPERSEN

Meet Josh Jespersen — former Navy SEAL, veterans’ health advocate, mountain guide, and friend of Ned. After serving six years in the military, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan, Josh moved to Colorado to immerse himself in nature and he ended up setting a world record in the process (he’s the first person to climb and snowboard down all 54 of Colorado’s fourteeners — mountains over 14,000 feet — in a single ski season.) After experiencing first-hand the healing power of nature, he started leading fellow veterans on therapeutic trips into the outdoors. Josh has become a leading advocate for veterans in the outdoors and serves as president of Veteran’s Outdoor Advocacy Group, a group dedicated to providing treatment and therapy to veterans through outdoor recreation. Read more 

JOSH’S PICK: DAILY BLEND

Ned’s 750mg Daily Blend has become a ritual for me. I have never liked taking medication, but have always sought out natural remedies to feel like I am better preparing myself for each day. The product fills that need and the incredibly clean taste makes it a pleasant addition to each morning.” – Josh Jespersen

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KAT TAYLOR

Meet Kat Taylor — Founder of Kailo Organic Chakra Therapy, bodyworker, energy practitioner, and friend of Ned. We chat with her about simple practices and rituals to enhance your health and wellness. Read now >

KAT’S PICK: HEMP INFUSED BODY BUTTER

You can thank Kat for the heavenly scent of our Hemp Infused Body Butter. We commissioned her to create a proprietary blend of the finest essential oils, all intentionally selected for their balanced aroma and distinct natural healing and grounding properties. Shop Hemp Infused Body Butter Here

 

JESSE CODY

Meet Jesse Cody — mental health advocate, Founder of Hike The Good Hike, and Friend of Ned. He was in a very dark place mentally — then life brought him to the Appalachian Trail. Despite never having so much as pitched a tent in his life, he kept putting one foot in front of the other. Five years and 7,500 miles of trails later, he’s made it his life’s work to help people heal through nature. Jesse’s currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in partnership with The Youth Mental Health Project, but he took some time out to chat with us about mental health and nature therapy. Read now

JESSE’S PICK: SLEEP BLEND

What a game changer with my sleep during this hike! I usually toss and turn in my tent due to throbbing feet and knees from a long day of hiking but since I started using Sleep Blend it’s day and night. I’m falling asleep much easier and getting more consistent hours of sleep. Now I’m waking up earlier and utilizing the full day to get in solid miles.” —Jesse Cody

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LOREN CARDELLI

Meet Loren Cardeli — Founder of A Growing Culture, advocate for small farmers and sustainable farming, and friend of Ned. Loren travels the world learning firsthand about the innovations that have allowed societies to feed themselves for countless generations — without the use of harmful chemicals. He has visited farmers of the Himalayas, Bedouins who cultivate the desert oasis, and indigenous tribes who herd the great great rift of Africa, and he’s helped set up and run organic farms in Kenya and Vietnam. We chat with him about the food justice movement, the ingenuity of smallholder farmers and indigenous peoples, and the local solutions to feeding the changing planet. Read now

 

XAVIER BRAVO

Meet Xavier Bravo — Outward Bound field instructor and Friend of Ned. We chat with him about our favorite organization, helping youth to connect with nature and become environmentally conscious leaders, and the joys of waking up to birdsong. Read now >

XAVIER’S PICK: SLEEP BLEND

“I love a good night’s rest and think it sets the tone for the rest of my day!”

—Xavier

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KELSEA ANDERSON

Meet Kelsea Anderson — nature therapy guide, yoga teacher, and friend of Ned. We bond over our shared love of nature and chat about the core values that guide her, a simple practice that’s changed her life, and her favorite daily ritual. Read now

KELSEA’S PICK: BALANCE BLEND

“Taking this hormone blend daily!” –Kelsea Anderson

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