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Visit www.martaonthemove.com A podcast hosted by Marta Mazzoni featuring- -Candid and comedic conversations -Travel Inspirations - Pop culture -General Nerdery -Pittsburgh, PA A lifestyle podcast that blends interesting people from her hometown with her passion for travel, Marta is a minimalist solo traveler at heart, and loves to explore the world for interesting cultural experiences. Twitter @icantfindmarta Instagram- @martaonthemovepodcast Facebook -Marta On The Move, and on The Epicast Network- www.epicastnetwork.com Email comments to martafoos@gmail.com Tell me what you want to hear next!
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Feb 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is coming up very soon, and it might look different in 2021. I myself am not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I think it is a consumer, capitalistic holiday, BUT I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about how folks are surviving Covid alone, or with their partner.

The beginning of this podcast I must apologize for my Marta rant and update of what is happening in my life right now. Life is currently on crap mode. My sister is fighting cancer, there are changes all around, and it feel extremely heavy. The air is heavy, and I am striving to be light. So the start of this podcast episode is what is happening in my life.

I eventually get to the topic of this episode and talk about our relationships and how we are surviving them during Covid 19 isolation. Listen, times are hard right now, and we all could use some help in building and strengthening our relationships. I am personally always looking for the next way I can become a better person and a better partner in all of my relationships.

I wanted to throw my own personal tips for living with someone else during isolation, and also share the tips that I have gathered about folks living alone.

This coming Sunday which is Valentine’s Day, I am hosting an online self love and body positive yoga class from 8-9pm. Be your own damn Valentine. 🙂 Sign up over at www.southhillspoweryoga.com Perfect for beginners 🙂 Hope to see you there. Invite someone you love to join you. It is a wonderful way to connect.

What are some of your own tips for surviving during these times? I hope everyone is doing well out there in the world. Throwing some light out at you 🙂

~M

Jan 18, 2021

It is officially 2021! Yeah, nothing truly has changed. If anything, most of us held this upcoming year up to such high standards, that when we crossed the finish line, we were greeted by more of the same.

It’s ok though, it is normal to feel let down. Almost everyone is feeling it right now. You are not alone.

I have personally been in a slump for about 2 weeks until I started my program I do yearly called 3 to be ME. I finally feel back in control, am stepping lighter, and having an easier time bringing mindfulness into my everyday life.

I get that it is hard though. If you would have talked to me five days ago, I would be raw around the edges, bloated, snippy, and probably in a slump eating my third piece of pizza while not even really tasting it. <— Worst version of myself.

To be fair, I had a rough couple of months. My gram passed away, and my sister’s chemotherapy that we thought kicked cancers ass didn’t work. We are now on to radiation and it just kills me to know she is suffering. I plan on venting how much I hate cancer on an episode, I am just not ready to yet.

I realized after feeling like crap that I needed to start focusing on my healthy self, and I am back now more than ever to bring mindfulness more into my daily life. Frequently I try to record free meditations over on Instagram @martamazzonipgh, and I share stories that I HOPE inspire and uplift. It makes me feel better, even if nobody takes part.

I shared an Instagram post to my stories last week that I saw from another source that went something like this-

“Make your life a meditation. Walking can be a meditation, washing dishes can be a meditation. Bring your observing eye into daily life and see it differently”

I loved this quote, and shared it. A lot of people messaging me that they loved this, that it helped them, but some still struggled with the “HOW”. “How do we make walking a meditation?” “How do we make washing the dishes a meditation?”

So I wanted to record this podcast to-

  • Offer a list of activities that you can aim more meaning and mindfulness towards.
  • Give a “how to” breakdown to easily set you on the path to success! (It is easier than you think and there is a method)
  • Debunk that you do not need to be a guru, or have a great meditation practice to meditate.

I hope this helps! What are some places in your life that could use more mindfulness? Let’s make 2021 wonderful everyone! Throw more kindness towards yourself and to those around you and you will instantly feel better. 

 

Need a reset? 3 to be ME might be exactly what you are looking for this year. My three week kickstart program allows you to get in touch with yourself through total body connection.

Week One- Get control of your cravings

Week Two- Let’s get moving to spike endorphins and active meditation

Week Three- Bring on the mindfulness and deep discovery through creating your meditation practice.

Perfect for someone who is looking to go deeper within themselves. Email- Martafoos@gmail.com for more information or visit 3 to be Me.

Are you ready to take the journey inward?

 

#podcasts #meditation #mindfulness #meditate

Dec 31, 2020

“What are you thankful for, or what has been your lifeline in 2020?”

“What are you looking forward to in 2021?”

These are the questions I wanted to ask my audience, and pass along their answers in the hopes that someone who may be struggling hears them and is inspired or uplifted.

This year was a rough one, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my 150th episode than featuring some of these thoughts and wishes.

Thank you to all who contributed, because without you. I would just be me talking about my own wishes into a microphone, and that is sad. lol Your stories have personally healed me through laughter, reflection, and love.

I hope we all have an amazing 2021. I love you and happy new year!

~M

 

 

There is still time to grab 50% off my wellness program with code “PARTNER” before it ends on January 1st! 3 To Be Me- A guided journey of self discovery through total body connection could be what you are looking for in the new year. A reset, and a change. Check it out.

Dec 18, 2020

My Facebook feed popped up and reminded me that I had recorded a podcast 6 years ago with musician Byron Nash.

Years ago we were only acquaintances in the service industry. About a year ago I ran into him, and could sense both of us were in the process of looking for something more in our lives, and also from the relationships we had with others.

I asked if he wanted to grab a matcha, and we met and discovered we were both aligned in our wishes. We wanted someone we could bounce ideas off of, to inspire one another, lift each other up, and truly listen to each other without judgement. It became a relationship that I truly cherish.

Byron and I have both been in a transitional state the past few years, taking our health and wellness more seriously, which naturally seeped into what we want to put back out into the world. To help people, educate, and at the same time keep ourselves learning and growing along that journey.

I reached out to him and wanted to see if he would like to come back on the show and talk about our relationship as it relates to who we are now and also

  1. Not being afraid to evolve past who you think you were.
  2. How important it is to find an accountability partner to achieve success.

This podcast starts with our origin story, leads to our tips for finding a accountability partner and why they are so important and leads to talking about where we both are headed, and why we feel great about that direction.

We hope it inspires others to search for the people around you that are positive forces in your life, and also so you can be a positive force in theirs.

Check Byron out on his website or hire him as your personal coach! You would not find somebody better to help you achieve your personal goals.

Speaking of accountability, I am offering listeners to this podcast the discount code “partner” to take $100 off the cost of my new wellness course 3 To Be Me- A Guided Journey of Self Discovery Through Total Body Connection launches THIS January 2021.

Allow me to be your accountability partner and guide.

Who is this course for?

For anyone that NEEDS a reset in their lives. For anyone that is stressed, has brain fog, is controlled by their cravings, need a jump start, has tried other wellness programs and was left unsatisfied.

This course is for someone that is ready for a change.

For anyone feeling uninspired, foggy, sluggish, lacking creativity, or overwhelmed. This is your moment to choose self care and reset.

Everyone wants to feel better, happier, and have clarity of mind and body, they just don’t have the tools needed to succeed. Allow me to provide those to you.

I have cracked the code of achieving total body connection, and am
bringing all my knowledge that brought me back from my 200lb weight, shifted my habits, and most importantly had me tuning into my intuition.

3 To Be Me is broken down into a simple 3 week step by step practical course for you to take action and make a change!

Dec 8, 2020

Yeahhhhhhh. I didn’t plan on recording this evening at all, but sometimes things hit you like a ton of bricks and you just need to get them out. This podcast is my journal, my outlet, my therapy in a way, and it is how I express myself.

The last two days/week I have been feeling highly emotional, crying for no reason, angry, sad, down, all over the place. Part of that has to do with 2020 ending, and all the emotions of revisiting what for me and my family has been a hard year.

It has been hard on all of us, even if you feel like it hasn’t touched you, it has. The thing that is important, and keeps me personally going is my relationships. I value them above all else, and I can never seem to express to the people in my life what they mean to me.

I was listening to a Hal Elrod podcast today and he reminded his listeners to take a moment, and tell the people in your life that you are grateful to them for being a part of your life, and thank them for being them.

This is not an easy task. For me, it wasn’t too hard because I try and do this as often as I can, but there are some people in your life that you maybe have never said this to. I get it. It’s ok. I promise they won’t think you are nuts. Who cares if they do anyways.

You never know when someone needs to hear that they have meaning have in your life. This podcast episode is two fold where I rant about-

  1. The meaning of relationships and sharing your gratitude
  2. We are not an island. Allow people to help you when you need it.

You probably won’t get it until you listen to it, but this is something I truly believe in. That due to the internet and social media, we have become islands. Connected, but not really. Surface level.

The internet has it’s good’s and bad qualities, and essentially it should be used as a tool. Why not use it to strengthen your relationships past an emoji this holiday season?

You will find more meaning than you think when you reach out to someone, and you will be surprised by what you find out when you open up to the people you care about in your life. Even if you haven’t spoken to them in a while. Take the first step, because someone has to, let it be you.

Speaking of finding meaning, the pop up dance parties on zoom have been giving me a serious uptick in my mood. They are so much fun, and I truly hope you will join in that fun. Subscribe to my newsletter to get the zoom link.

You can be cleaning, changing a diaper, cooking, singing, or dancing your face off. It is a lovely way to connect with humans for a short time and shake off some stress.

Everyone will be muted and listening to their own music. It is a ball! My friend Jess brought puppets last time, so that is totally happening again, possibly with show tunes.

Look for a holiday jams in JAMS coming up sometime soon!

3 To Be Me- A Guided Journey of Self Discovery Through Total Body Connection is open for enrollment! Course launches Jan 2021!

Dec 4, 2020

I realize that I am spitting out more podcasts that I know what to do with, but the reason is because I AM EXCITED and this is my lead up to the release of my wellness course on Jan 10th. (See below for details)

I have recently embraced the change in myself to focus more on life style, self care, self discovery and growth mindset. This is something I have been passionate about for years.

This means you will be getting a good bit of episodes of me rambling about things I have discovered that have helped me that I want to share with you all that might help you too.

I begin this episode describing the fact that anytime I speak with someone that tells me about a person acting in a toxic way around them, I open up about this one thing that they can do to change their habits. The one thing that you can do today to start the flow of change. I tell anyone I can about it. I shout it from the rooftops! Because when you find something that works, you want other’s to know about it too!

…and it does really work. Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you. I would have thought the exact same thing if I hadn’t learned from it.

I have my friend Mia to thank for introducing me to the book Dance of Anger. Mia got cancer at a young age and we sat down to talk about SO MANY THINGS that every person needs to know going into it.

She gave me this book suggestion, and I hate to say this book changed my life, but it really opened up some negative patterns that were swirling around me, how to spot them, and how you can actually change people’s behaviors around you.

This book is geared toward women, but I truly think that it is an important lesson for any person who has tried to maybe give advice to someone and them never taking it, that they just keep swimming in their own misery.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Haven’t signed up for 3 To Be Me- A Guided Journey of Self Discovery Through Total Body Connection yet?

This first launch of my new course is special because I will be participating along side you! This one time only event will include me for your journey. Students will get live accountability checkins and work shops when it launches on January 10th.

Not ready to jump in? You will get access to the basic course whenever you need a reset!

Have a friend that is feeling unmotivated, sluggish, foggy, or uninspired? This course makes a wonderful gift. Instead of giving the gift of stuff, gift the experience that might impact their lives for the better.

Join Today! Questions? Email Martafoos@gmail.com or Martaonthemovepodcast@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 27, 2020

Marta, what is this? I thought you were pregnant…. Oh no, no, no friends. I am not. Sorry to disappoint, and also sorry to scare you, Mom. LOL

I am ripping the bandaid off and recording a podcast about the details of something I have been working on for YEARSSSSS. If you have followed Marta on the Move for a while now, you will have seen that my curious nature has been focused a good bit on lifestyle and well being. (Don’t worry there will always be travel and entertainment)

That last car accident I was in left me in pain, and it really pushed me over the edge to think about taking care of myself for longevity, and also help other’s no matter where they were on their journey to health. I became a yoga instructor, studied reiki, meditation, and mobility courses. I continue to learn more and more every day. 

Which is why I am so excited to bring to you my new wellness program 3 To Be Me- A Guided Journey of Self Discovery Through Total Body Connection.

Who is it for?

For anyone that NEEDS a reset in their lives. For anyone that is stressed, has brain fog, is controlled by their cravings, has tried other wellness programs and was left unsatisfied.

This course is for someone that is ready for a change.

For anyone feeling uninspired, foggy, sluggish, lacking creativity, or overwhelmed. This is your moment to choose self care and reset.

I know I told you guys that I was never the most active human when I was younger, and at one point I weighed over 200 lbs and was in a terrible mental place. I have tried almost every single diet or workout plan there is over the past 20 years, and they always left me wanting. 

When I would eventually “fall off the wagon” of whatever plan I was on I felt tremendous guilt at my failure, and then never returned to it. The expectation to continue was too much. 

I also felt that something was always left on the table with these programs. None of them ever factored in my mindset. 

Sure my I was losing weight and my body felt good, but what about my mind? It felt like a lost opportunity to really have clarity, and discover who I was in my life at that point. What were my goals, how have I changed over the years.

To me, mindset is EVERYTHING. Without a healthy mindset everything in your life may feel daunting, foggy, or uninspired.

I have spoken and interviewed over 40 people these past couple of weeks, and they feel the same way that I do that mindset is the KEY to contentment and self discovery. 

Why were all these diet and exercising plans not addressing it, and most importantly- How do I change my own mindset? It was intimidating.

Everyone wants to feel better, happier, and have clarity of mind and body, they just don’t have the tools needed to succeed. Allow me to provide those to you.

I have cracked the code of achieving total body connection and am
bringing all my knowledge that brought me back from my 200lb weight, shifted my habits, and most importantly my brain.

3 To Be Me is broken down into a simple step by step practical course for you to take action and make a change!

I believe you have to have a certain order in order achieve maximum body and brain health and connection.

It starts with nourishment of the body, adds in active movement, and then explores mindfulness.

It is for EVERYbody… See what I did there? No really, this course is for the person who hits the gym everyday, or someone just starting out. A person who has healthy eating habits, or someone who is loving on some pizza all the time. A person who wants to go deeper into getting to know themselves, or just needs a little push for healthy habits. It is for every level out there.

Enrollment is open TODAY November 27th and for one week only the program is offered a discounted rate for my newsletter subscribers.

Don’t want to start a program before the holidays? I get you. The first 3 To Be Me starts on January 10th 2021 and beta testers get access to me personally via live workshops. This only time this special consultant feature will be offered!

Allow me to be your guide and accountability partner. Everyone needs that person in their corner, and I want to be yours!
Self care is SO important, and I hope you take this journey with me!

Only my newsletter subscribers will be open to first dibs for the program, discounts, and perks. Want more details click here!

Subscribe here for the discount code

Hope you enjoyed the podcast!!!! I am so pumped for this!
~M

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 22, 2020

This episode is all about why you should NOT feel guilty about taking care of yourself. The whole idea of self care has been blown up, and made into an “expensive spa day”, and frankly, I am ready to think differently about it. 

On this episode I delve deep into this idea of changing the way we think of self care.  why you should never feel guilty about it. 

What are you own self care tips? I would love to know! Shoot me an email at martafoos@gmail.com

 

Sign up for my newsletter where I send out lifestyle and travel tips. For this episode I will be sending out my top 3 easy self care tips you can start to do today to make a difference in your overall wellness. 

ALSO if you subscribe to the newsletter you will get first dibs to my new program on November 27th! I am inviting YOU to be a part of it. 

Want to know more? Full details, discounts, and extra perks are coming out on November 27th to my subscribers!

 
Nov 16, 2020

This episode is for all my idea people out there. Does this sound like you?

-You wake up in the morning sometimes and are mad you didn’t write down something you thought of while sleeping.

-You have constant ideas that you think are amazing but can't seem to get them off the ground.

-Your friends come to your for your advice, you are great at finding the right solution for them

-You always see the bigger picture

-You sometimes can’t articulate your many different ideas.

If any of these resonate with you, then you are like me, and for years I thought something was wrong with me. I would have ideas.. big ideas… great ideas. I would then try and act on my grand ideas, and something would hold me back from ever fulfilling them.

I would reach a road block, something I didn’t know how to do, or something that was extremely intimidating to learn about. I would give up on that great idea, and usually end up feeling like a failure. Maybe the idea wasn’t so great after all. Maybe I suck at this.

I am here to tell you that you do not suck! Tune into this podcast to learn how to reach that finish line and get your ideas into form! It was a hard road to learn, but I did, and I want all my idea people out there to know it. There is a better way! Hope you enjoyed this episode!

Are you ready for a change and want to go deeper into yourself? Be the first to know the details for my wellness course releasing on November 27th. I am inviting YOU to be a part of it.

Want to know more? Full details, discounts, and extra perks are coming out soon to my newsletter subscribers!

 

 

 

 

Sep 30, 2020

I wrote the post below before I recorded today. After I had posted it, I realized that I needed to record more of what I was feeling about this podcast my husband and I listened to this morning. Tune in.

 The episode featured Brene Brown on The Science of Success podcast episode. In my recording, I go off the rails here a bit talking about becoming the best versions of ourselves, and also my wellness program I am creating. I put it out there, it was scary, but I am all about changing my own narrative over here, and part of that is breaking down my fears. :) Hope you enjoy!

 

Original Post---I can’t say enough about Brene Brown. I got introduced to her during my yoga training, and haven’t stopped listening to her since. 
She zooms in on the vulnerability and shame we all feel which are two of some of the HARDEST subjects to face. I tell people over and over, the strongest humans are the ones that will look within, find a therapist, get help, and uncover patterns and habits that do not serve you, or the people around you. Even in myself this was not an easy lesson to swallow and accept. 
In this episode she talks a good bit about the stories we tell ourselves, which I believe right now will help a lot of people who are divided in our country and across globe. ( Even though I am so sick of talking about America... How’s the rest of the damn world doing). 
Ahem, anyways... The stories we tell ourselves have such power over us. They are the way we digest information. Information about others around us and ourselves. 
We have a tendency as humans to make up a story about someone else in any given situation, even if we don’t know that person. This is especially important in people with differing views. The stories we make up about them have the power to change HOW WE FEEL. 
How we feel about ourselves and how we feel about others. It opens up our eyes to judgement when you start to inspect the story you have woven about a situation involving yourself or something you are viewing from the sidelines.
Example of one story-“Teresa hasn’t returned my Facebook Message... maybe I said something wrong in my text. Maybe she is offended or mad.”
Another story- “Teresa is busy being a mom and working, she probably just overlooked it” One of these stories serves us and one doesn’t. Can you pick out which? Is there a time in your life that you have made up this exact same thing? Of course there is! Probably more often that you think! When you start to notice your gut reaction story, you can start to change the narrative!
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Understanding that simple fact that we tell ourselves a story, and possibly opening  the box to inspect that story, and why we told it the way we did in our minds. Wow. It has the capability to change our mindsets! 
Your mindset is everything. Literally, everything you do, the actions you take, and how you live your life comes from your mindset. 
The question is- How empathic, loving, kind, strong, courageous, confident, and vulnerable do you want to be? In my mind, those are the highest goals to achieve to be the best version of yourself. 
It takes WORK though, it is peeling back the layers of mental and physical patterns. Habits you have collected over the years. It is not for the faint of heart, but the rewards are a life you can look back on and really embrace and love. Knowing you tried to be the best person you can be. 
In the end, that is ALL that it boils down to anyways. 

❤

Sep 22, 2020

I was pretty scared to write this, it started as an simple Instagram or Facebook post, but then when I finally started writing it, it became long. I figured it may be better as a blog post instead, so here I am.

I wanted to reintroduce myself. I feel everyone is going through a transition right now with the state of the world, and honestly, that isn’t a bad thing it just means more time to be introspective.

This year has been stressful and moment to moment we all question certain decisions we have made. I have been looking back on my life and for the first time, I am at a point where I see no mistakes. None! How could any of my decisions have been mistakes, they made me who I am today. This is an easy thing to acknowledge to yourself, but to really digest it prove difficult.

Looking back, there was a choice in my life that I saw my shift. The girl that got on a plane alone, scared to death to fly overseas in 2004 to work on tomb excavation in Italy. That was the moment I started weaving who I wanted to be.

Man, I thank that girl almost every day. A broken heart lead to that decision and it was the best ones I had ever made. Although I didn’t know it then. It fueled my confidence and ignited my travel bug to explore the world with purpose.

I have done some pretty cool travels like diving to search for the treasure from the wreck of the Atocha, but my passion became trying to help and make a difference or learn something culturally when I traveled. I started and never stopped my traveling solo for volunteer projects around the world.

Restoring a 10th century castle in France, living on a boat to study whale and dolphin migration in Ischia. In Portugal I helped the impoverish by working on homes and learned the art of plastering, I scuba dove in frigid temperatures to clean reefs in the Atlantic, most recently my travels took me to work on a sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica.

All of these experiences lead me to create Marta on the Move. I needed an outlet for my curiousity when I was back in my hometown of Pittsburgh and not traveling. But in addition to just focusing on traveling, it became something else- a vehicle for my curiosity. I just didn’t see it.

My show topics ranged greatly, and for years I struggled with justifying my shifting topics on my show, and then recently it clicked that the backbone of the show pushes people to “be curious and cut the cord of comfort”

This quote is one of the subjects I live by and give motivational speeches on, so why was I suddenly feeling judged. 

The funny thing was that I was the one doing the judging. It was all in my own head. I mean, the title of my show is Marta on the Move… it would stand to reason that the topics would vary and change based on what I found interesting. One of our best human best gifts is our love of curiosity!

This was something I had to embrace fully in myself and my show. The ability to shift as you change through life and not take myself so seriously. I have never been one to care what other’s think, why was I having these feelings now. 

It brings me to this year, and this moment. I felt…. different. More confident and awakened then I had ever been. Truthfully, that took a mini breakdown on my part. As that song says there is “Beauty in the breakdown”, and it is completely true. It causes a shift, and you are forced to rebuild and become stronger. Sometimes this means leaving the past behind to become who you are NOW. This was how I felt and I wanted to see that manifested somehow.

I had made a choice to get some photography work done, some shots that were boudoir style (you are so very welcome, Phil), some extravagant and over the top like the picture below. Mainly I wanted nudes. They were my favorite. I needed to shed a skin I was living in, and it felt SO GOOD. I didn’t feel exposed, I have always felt comfortable in my own skin. I felt empowered. I had to document this moment in my life, and I wanted these pictures for myself. I am so happy with them 

Check out my favorite turn of the century top hat! I look like I am going to introduce the strangest game show ever created, and I LOVE IT.

I got my photos back and loved them (Thank you Elizabeth Craig Photography!). As I sat staring at all of them, and I had to think to myself- “Well well well Marta, who are you now?”

I know am still that curious adventure seeking, treasure hunting, game night planning, solo traveler advocate and slightly off kilter human. I love these things about me. 

But I am also someone who is shifting more into self care. I have been shifting for quite a while, it just finally opened up the flood gates inside of me and everything is beginning to click into place. It is scary and exciting at the same damn time.

A little back story-

All my life I have been a yo yo dieter. My weight fluctuated all the time. I was never a sports or workout person. I was heavy for quite some time but it wasn’t until I hit over 200lbs that I knew that I was unhealthy. All the craft beers Phil and I were brewing and late night cheese plates caught up to me. 

I never saw myself as overweight or anything but just me. All my life I just wanted to be comfortable with whatever clothing I put on. (Clothing is overrated, my new pictures prove this  I just reached a point where I knew it was unhealthy for my body and needed a change. 

I tried every diet until I found one that worked for me, and then it morphed into a lifestyle balance. I still needed to find physical exercise. Believe me, I didn’t want to.

I found power yoga and really loved the equal parts of strength and meditation. I threw myself into it at least five day week.

Last year I got into a car accident that left me in pain. I was just starting my yoga teacher training. It was a hit to my ego for sure. I suddenly couldn’t do the moves I wanted. The coveted headstand, handstand. All the inversions. Gone.

I was now in pain simply while walking, and I had to watch my other piers doing the things I could no longer do. It smarted. It really did, but I began to turn inward more and that was a huge step for me. I also had to rethink the way I moved my body.

Thanks to my long time BFF over at MÜV Integrated Physical Culture, I began to learn the physics of my body, how it moves, and how to age with strength and mobility. I even did their training with cadavers in the hospital touching the bodies to learn the mechanics of muscle, tendons and bone structure. Believe me, this was something I never ever wanted to do in my life up until this point, but when you feel real pain, you start to wake up. You don’t want it to happen again and will do anything to stop or prevent it.

This was where I began going down the fitness rabbit hole, and not just any fitness, the kind that can be sustained through our aging process as humans. But with the body comes the mind, and I realized years ago after my very first car accident that I needed to calm mine down.

Phil and I studied Transcendental Meditation over 7 years ago, and I didn’t know it then but that training prepared my mind after this last car accident. It was now helping tremendously since I was moving a lot less than normal. I believe so much in the power of meditation that this year I started posting free meditations in a time of crap over @martamazzonipgh on Instagram.

I never dreamed I would be teaching publicly and privately meditation and strength building yoga, but the need to help others who might be suffering from pain or anxiety was too great. It also kept me accountable for my own personal practice.

You know what they say, “practice what you preach” this is too true, and self care is something I want to practice my entire life and share with people to in the hopes to inspire and help them as well become the best versions of themselves.

You will see more of this self care on Marta on the Move. I’m finally not apologizing for any of it, because it clicked that it is my vehicle to discover more about myself on this crazy ride of life. I always knew that in the back of my mind, but I have now adsorbed and digested it. 

I love my show and where it has lead. It has prompted me to finally start work on writing three books, begin creating a wellness program, open inspirational Airbnb’s, teach, interview celebrities, host my own yoga retreats domestic and abroad (2021 sailing yoga retreat, baby!), and connect people culturally throughout the world. Much more than all of that, it has been an outlet for me, a personal form of therapy. 

So looking at who I am right now is exactly who I want to be, and all my past decisions have lead me to where I am today. Marta 2.0. LOL

This life, this show, it has been a RIDE. I want to thank each and every one of you who has and continues to support me throughout my journey. Grammatical errors and all.

This might be my favorite of over 100 pictures taken.

We have no idea where the future might take us, and that is EXCITING. Own your mistakes for they made you who you are today. After this long ass post I just want to say again on behalf of Marta on the Move’s ever shifting podcast- “Keep it moving” also “Be curious and cut the cord of comfort.” you never know where that will take you. I personally can’t wait to see where it leads.

Love to all and most importantly, love yourselves,

~M

Jul 3, 2020

Welcome Courtney Hazlett to the show! She is the creator of "Restaurants on the Edge" on Netflix. If you are in full binge mode and also dreaming of your next vacation, this episode is for you.

"Restaurants on the Edge" takes you to restaurants around the world that need a facelift in a popular location, and steps in to help them reimagine their restaurant. There is two seasons of the show and hoping for a third!

We chat about the creation of the show and how Courtney came up with the idea to pitch to Netflix. Also how she built the perfect crew to compliment the vibe of the show.

We also talk about the state of the industry right now in the food service world. Talking about the comfort level of going out to eat, and what that means for restaurants and take out in the industry. From my families company Aldo's Foods Inc in Pittsburgh to the tiniest of restaurants around the world, we are all being effected by this situation. Courtney and I talk about our opinions on what restaurants and take out places can do to survive during this time and hopefully thrive.

Courtney talks about how hopefully the show will inspire folks to step outside their comfort zone, and whenever this lifts for all of us (because it will!), and book a trip to visit one of these places. Check out the show and let's hope for a season 3!

This episode is brought to you by our friends over at Natrona Bottling makers of Red Ribbon Soda!

"Natrona Bottling Company, makers of Red Ribbon Sodas, Red Ribbon Mixers and Jamaicas Finest Ginger Beer, has been serving the Allegheny Valley and Pittsburgh for 116 years. Coming from a time when every small community across the country had their own soda pop shop to call their own, we are one of only a few left that make our beverages the way pop was meant to be made. We produce our beverages with only cane sugar, the same bottling equipment (which is now antique) and a carbonation
process called “pinpoint carbonation”. This old school process, which utilizes dry ice to create our bubbles instead of a manufactured co2, gives our sodas a small fine champagne like bubble that gently dance across your pallet with every sip. We are the last in the country to use this traditional process to continue to present you with a true authentic representation of what soda pop is supposed to taste like.

Sponsored by Natrona Bottling Company

Stay Refreshed, Stay Satisfied and Stay Happy. Drink Red Ribbon.
Sincerely,
Vito Gerasole
Natrona Bottling Company
CEO"

 

 

Jun 19, 2020

You know her name, and her amazing personality from the hit show Trading Spaces on TLC. Paige Davis hasn't stopped since being cast in the show in 2001. She has starred on Broadway, and you have seen her on Ellen, Oprah, Entertainment Tonight and more.

In 2018 she rejoined as host for the "Trading Spaces" reboot, and I was so pumped to be able to catch up with her in New York. We talk about her history being cast in the show, how she isn't the person to ask about DIY projects, body image, being a libra, (We are the best!), keeping an at home workout routine during Covid, and more.

I love Paige, and wanted to do something special for this episode since she had recently lost her close friend and "Trading Spaces" designer Frank Bielec, along with her uncle a few weeks ago. I brought to the show four of Paige's closest friends to challenge her in a game of "Two Truths and a Lie." It was a HILARIOUS and heart felt time.

Hope you enjoyed this episode as much as I did. Paige, us two Libra's shall dance together again in no time at all. ;)

Special thanks to Rodney Shwartz for helping me organize her friends together! WOOT! Follow along over at www.martaonthemove.com and find Paige at www.paigedavis.com

This episode was made possible with the support of Campari USA and Natrona Bottling Company

"Natrona Bottling Company, makers of Red Ribbon Sodas, Red Ribbon Mixers and Jamaicas Finest Ginger Beer, has been serving the Allegheny Valley and Pittsburgh for 116 years. Coming from a time when every small community across the country had their own soda pop shop to call their own, we are one of only a few left that make our beverages the way pop was meant to be made. We produce our beverages with only cane sugar, the same bottling equipment (which is now antique) and a carbonation
process called “pinpoint carbonation”. This old school process, which utilizes dry ice to create our bubbles instead of a manufactured co2, gives our sodas a small fine champagne like bubble that gently dance across your pallet with every sip. We are the last in the country to use this traditional process to continue to present you with a true authentic representation of what soda pop is supposed to taste like.

Sponsored by Natrona Bottling Company

Stay Refreshed, Stay Satisfied and Stay Happy. Drink Red Ribbon.
Sincerely,
Vito Gerasole
Natrona Bottling Company
CEO"

Campari America boasts a rich, comprehensive portfolio of more than 20 brands, including award-winning vodkas, whiskies, cordials, liqueurs, and rums.

"Campari America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., which together with its affiliates Campari Group, comprise an international beverage powerhouse making it the sixth-largest spirits company in the world.

At the heart of Campari America are two legends in the American spirits industry. The first, Skyy Spirits, was founded in San Francisco back in 1992 by the entrepreneur who invented iconic SKYY Vodka. The second is the world-famous Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where they have been making the world’s finest whiskies since the 1800’s. Both companies were purchased by Davide Campari-Milano and together they form Campari America. Unrivaled in its quality, innovation and style, the Campari America portfolio is a top choice among distributors, retailers and consumers.

"Campari America is committed to profitable growth by combining its focus on brand building with innovation and functional excellence.

Campari America manages Gruppo Campari’s portfolio in the US with such leading brands as SKYY® Vodka, SKYY Infusions®, Grand Marnier®, Campari®, Aperol®, Wild Turkey® Straight Kentucky Bourbon, American Honey®, Russell’s Reserve®, Glen Grant® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Forty Creek® Canadian Whisky, BULLDOG® Gin, Cabo Wabo® Tequila, Espolón® Tequila, Appleton® Estate Rum, Wray & Nephew® Rum, Coruba® Rum, Ouzo 12®, X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur®, Frangelico®, Cynar®, Averna®, Braulio® and Jean-Marc XO Vodka®."

Jun 5, 2020

Friend Will Clower and his wife sold everything and bought a boat to sail around the world. They have been on this vessel for almost two years. I had to have him on the show to hear about how they are dealing with coronavirus right now, and also how islands are working through food, drink and supply shortages.

I also secretly would love to do what they did, and wanted to hear for myself what it is like giving up all and switching to boat life for good. Where are his favorite stops? If he had to post up anywhere, where would it be? What place is truly "off the grid" and lovely.

Grab a drink as we cheers each other and YOU with our respective beverages, and away we go! Come join us!

Tahiti Where Will is Currently. (Having trouble feeling bad lol)

This episode is sponsored by Kingly Spirits! A pittsburgh based distillery in the heart of the Strip District. I personally made a cocktail for this episode with their Bliss Aged Rum and the Nonino Italian Liqueur and I am in heaven! I hate to admit that I am also now adding the Nonino to my morning latte sometimes....... No judgement, people! I did a one to one ratio for this drink, and I have no idea what to call it.

What should I name this drink?

Name Ideas?!

 

May 29, 2020

For the live video podcast head to Marta on the Move website

Patrick Page is the leading man of stage and screen. Known for his sultry and sexy bass vocals that bring texture to any character he touches. I could not wait to catch up with him during his social distancing and find out what he has been up to.

I am completely blessed to have viewed Patrick in Hadestown twice in New York, shortly before he was nominated for the Tony for best leading man in a musical, and before Hadestown won the Grammy for best score. It was a magical time to be able to witness this exceptional show.

Join us as we catch up as we converse and try and predict the future of live theater, talk about him missing his Hadestown cast, his favorite past roles and costumes, our opinions of Game of Thrones book verses film, his new podcast and most importantly- the future of live theater. What IS next for live theater? Where are we heading during and after Covid, and how will we adapt as humans. We talk about all of this and more.

When Patrick and I meet we always geek out over magic, it never fails. We are riveted by sleight of hand, and Patrick himself is a magician. I planned a special surprise for him in this episode where I bring on Pittsburgh's own Lee Terbosic to perform a very special trick for him. It was super fun to connect via zoom and watch his reactions to Lee's special trick. Thanks Lee!

Check out Patrick's new podcast and follow him over on Instagram and also on Twitter

www.patrickpageonline.com

Patrick Page as Scar in The Lion King

Patrick Page as Lumiere in Beauty in the Beast

Thank you for joining us for this episode both audio and video versions. In the video, we welcome you to join us in a global cheers at the beginning of each one. Cheers everyone!

This "cheers" and episode was made possible with the support of our friends over at Beam Suntory.

"With a vision of Growing for Good, our mission is to inspire human connections. We are driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that built Beam for more than two centuries and guides Beam Suntory as a world leader in premium spirits today. Inspired by our parent company Suntory’s “Yatte Minahare!” spirit of dreaming big, our objective is to be the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company."

May 29, 2020

Patrick Page is the leading man of stage and screen. Known for his sultry and sexy bass vocals that bring texture to any character he touches. I could not wait to catch up with him during his social distancing and find out what he has been up to.

I am completely blessed to have viewed Patrick in Hadestown twice in New York, shortly before he was nominated for the Tony for best leading man in a musical, and before Hadestown won the Grammy for best score. It was a magical time to be able to witness this exceptional show.

Join us as we catch up as we converse and try and predict the future of live theater, talk about him missing his Hadestown cast, his favorite past roles and costumes, our opinions of Game of Thrones book verses film, his new podcast and most importantly- the future of live theater. What IS next for live theater? Where are we heading during and after Covid, and how will we adapt as humans. We talk about all of this and more.

When Patrick and I meet we always geek out over magic, it never fails. We are riveted by sleight of hand, and Patrick himself is a magician. I planned a special surprise for him in this episode where I bring on Pittsburgh's own Lee Terbosic to perform a very special trick for him. It was super fun to connect via zoom and watch his reactions to Lee's special trick. Thanks Lee!

Check out Patrick's new podcast and follow him over on Instagram and also on Twitter

www.patrickpageonline.com

Patrick Page as Scar in The Lion King

Patrick Page as Lumiere in Beauty in the Beast

Thank you for joining us for this episode both audio and video versions. In the video, we welcome you to join us in a global cheers at the beginning of each one. Cheers everyone!

This "cheers" and episode was made possible with the support of our friends over at Beam Suntory.

"With a vision of Growing for Good, our mission is to inspire human connections. We are driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that built Beam for more than two centuries and guides Beam Suntory as a world leader in premium spirits today. Inspired by our parent company Suntory’s “Yatte Minahare!” spirit of dreaming big, our objective is to be the world’s most admired, fastest-growing premium spirits company."

May 22, 2020

I have been adding video podcasts in addition to my audio casts for Marta on the Move. I do it all myself (snooze) so I will be limiting the amount of words on these blog posts. Besides, you came for the audio/video anyways. :)

Today I connect with Elsa Santos owner of Azorean Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA. Elsa is from the Azores in Portugal, and while I have visited the main parts of Portugal, I have never stepped foot on the Azores! I cannot wait to visit.

This episode is all about the cuisine. Food, food and more food. I have found Portuguese cuisine to be so diverse. They have the comfort food that goes back in history, but they are also on the cusp of innovative creations. My hubby and I did a post on where to eat and drink in Lisbon, and I couldn't wait to talk with Elsa about the customs and creations of the Azores.

Enjoy!

 Cod Fritter Recipe! 4 tablespoons of olive oil 500g of desalted and shredded cod ½ chopped onion 1 clove of minced garlic salt Black pepper 500g of boiled potatoes 1 egg ½ packet of chopped parsley Frying oil 

   

 INSTRUCTIONS  Heat a frying pan, drizzle with oil and sauté the cod with the onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper and let it cool. Knead the potatoes, add the cod, the egg, the parsley and mix well. Format the cod bites with the help of two spoons, fry in hot oil and drain well on absorbent paper. 

May 14, 2020

Yeah well, this episode was supposed to be released first, but it ended up being second, and honestly... nobody knows what day it is anyways, so it doesn't matter. Moving on!

My friend Barbara is in her native country of Spain in the Capital city of Madrid currently. She has been there since her mom passed away from Cancer in February.

Barbara and I met in Pittsburgh as fellow yoga teachers, and she runs a company call Get Hip Records. A super cool place where you can download tracks, visit events ( online currently), and get your hands on some cool records for your music isolation needs.

I wanted to chat her up about what life has been like in Spain, the general feeling of the population, and also are things coming back to life and in what order? We also chat about what she is watching in isolation (Which is a burning question in my mind)

Tune in! Where should we go next?

~M

May 5, 2020

Yeah well, this episode was supposed to be released first, but it ended up being second, and honestly... nobody knows what day it is anyways, so it doesn't matter. Moving on!

My friend Barbara is in her native country of Spain in the Capital city of Madrid currently. She has been there since her mom passed away from Cancer in February.

Barbara and I met in Pittsburgh as fellow yoga teachers, and she runs a company call Get Hip Records. A super cool place where you can download tracks, visit events ( online currently), and get your hands on some cool records for your music isolation needs.

I wanted to chat her up about what life has been like in Spain, the general feeling of the population, and also are things coming back to life and in what order? We also chat about what she is watching in isolation (Which is a burning question in my mind)

Tune in! Where should we go next?

~M

May 5, 2020

Yes, this is a HUGE leap for Marta, folks. She is a moron about figuring out technology, but many thanks to the huge help of friends, namely Brad over at Leveling Up Your Game, I was able to achieve this. This aren't really interviews, they are meant to be travel inspirations. We will sometimes chat about food, wine, living like a local, what they are watching on quarantine, etc. the conversation ebbs and flows, and it is fueling my spirit to be able to connect with people all around the world. That is what we are looking for right now, connection. I hope you enjoy these episodes. I am not sure if I will stick with video after all this is done (Honestly, seeing my face live is super weird), but while this is all going on, you will. This episode features my great friend Miguel! We talk to Miguel about food and drink in Barcelona region and also traditional cooking methods for paella. We met Miguel in Barcelona while traveling because we noticed his paella cooking class. It was the best time and we remained close friends afterwards, meet again in downtown Barcelona, and staying in touch over the years. I plan on staying with his family when I take my 6 month adventure (fingers crossed), and am so blessed to have stumbled across his class when we were traveling. Be sure to take his class when you are traveling near Barcelona, you will not regret it. The main thing Miguel and I have in common is that we love connecting with people. He inspired Phil and I to host out own classes from the recipes we have learned while traveling in Pittsburgh. If you are ever in my town, hit us up for a class! I recorded two of these episodes back to back one with my friend Barbara and one with Miguel, so they should come out pretty close to one another. In the hopes that we will all meet again soon, friends! ~M

May 5, 2020

Trying something new for the year of travel inspirations. Talks with folks around the world and how they are holding up. Just checking in and making connections. For this, I couldn't do just audio, it didn't feel strong enough, I went to video.

Yes, this is a HUGE leap for Marta, folks. She is a moron about figuring out technology, but many thanks to the huge help of friends, namely Brad over at Leveling Up Your Game, I was able to achieve this.

This aren't really interviews, they are meant to be travel inspirations. We will sometimes chat about food, wine, living like a local, what they are watching on quarantine, etc. the conversation ebbs and flows, and it is fueling my spirit to be able to connect with people all around the world. That is what we are looking for right now, connection.

I hope you enjoy these episodes. I am not sure if I will stick with video after all this is done (Honestly, seeing my face live is super weird), but while this is all going on, you will.

This episode features my great friend Miguel! We talk to Miguel about food and drink in Barcelona region and also traditional cooking methods for paella. We met Miguel in Barcelona while traveling because we noticed his paella cooking class. It was the best time and we remained close friends afterwards, meet again in downtown Barcelona, and staying in touch over the years. I plan on staying with his family when I take my 6 month adventure (fingers crossed), and am so blessed to have stumbled across his class when we were traveling.

Be sure to take his class when you are traveling near Barcelona, you will not regret it. The main thing Miguel and I have in common is that we love connecting with people. He inspired Phil and I to host out own classes from the recipes we have learned while traveling in Pittsburgh. If you are ever in my town, hit us up for a class!

I recorded two of these episodes back to back one with my friend Barbara and one with Miguel, so they should come out pretty close to one another.

In the hopes that we will all meet again soon, friends!

~M

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