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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
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Nov 6, 2019

Anxiety has surpassed depression as the number one mental illness in the US. Could our food and missing amino acids be part of the reason why?  

Trudy Scott is an expert in the food-mood connection and she shares some different ways to look at how the things that we put in our mouths affect our physical and mental health. If we can look at our symptoms of anxiety as an opportunity to be in a respectful dialogue with our bodies, we can begin to hone in on the different sources of anxiety, such as low serotonin or low GABA. 

On today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Trudy's own anxiety led her down this path
  • Why a vegetarian diet was detrimental for her
  • What the differences between low serotonin and low GABA anxiety are
  • The connection between neurotransmitter deficiencies and gut health
  • The social anxiety disorder known as pyroluria 

 

Links:

Pyroluria

Professor Felice Jacka

Dr. Navaz Habib

Connect With Trudy:

Website

Anxiety Nutrition Institute

The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy Scott

Register for The Anti-Anxiety Summit 5

Download Trudy’s Free Guide on Anxiety

The Anxiety Summit 5 Order Page

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Oct 30, 2019

Power is a complicated structure. With dimensions relating to both the yin and yang, those different aspects of power ultimately support and amplify each other. If we want to feel more powerful and reinforce that feeling for those around us, it starts with self-care.

As Audre Lorde put it, self-care can be a political act that expresses our own power outwardly. It also enables us to nurture our relationships. How we take care of ourselves is at the root of our power of presence and the energy that we show up with in the world to help amplify the power of others.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why presumptions of capability can shape feelings of power
  • The feedback loop between how we take care of ourselves and how we feel
  • How aligning outward actions with inward values strengthens both
  • The importance of your environment in amplifying your power

 

Links:

She Podcasts LIVE

Audre Lorde

Uses of the Erotic by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde reads Uses of the Erotic

Merk Nepo

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Free Balancing Yin and Yang Meditation

Oct 16, 2019

Creating and maintaining healthy habits is often the biggest lever that we can pull to affect our health and happiness, but it can be an incredibly difficult process to change our behavior and create those lasting habits. Through her medical training and research, Dr. Kyra Bobinet has begun helping people to close the gap between the brain and behavior through behavioral neuroscience design. She shares her wisdom about how staying in effort can lead us to turn our healthy habits into automation.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Dr. Bobinet’s journey into becoming a behavior designer as she followed her curiosity
  • How to move our good intentions into being habits
  • The two big things people get wrong when building new habits
  • Why she says that no one changes alone
  • What she found in her research about what makes change stick

Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH, is a behavior neuroscience designer specializing in behavior change. As CEO/founder of engagedIN, Dr. Bobinet designs large-scale health and wellness products that impact hundreds of millions globally. She has an MD from UCSF School of Medicine, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and is consulting faculty at Stanford School of Medicine. Recipient of the 2015 Harvard TH Chan Innovator Award and designer of a patented clinical algorithm, her team is currently developing a habit engine AI for their Fortune 10 customer.

Links:

Jaak Panksepp

Episode 105: NeuroMeditation with Dr. Jeff Tarrant

Well Designed Life  by Dr. Kyra Bobinet

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Website

engagedIN

Fresh Tri

Change Training Center

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Oct 2, 2019

Certain changes in our lives can often make us feel so exhausted and overwhelmed because it feels like there isn't anything we can do about the situation.

When Priya Massand was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and told there was nothing she could do except take the medication, it put an incredible strain on her. What turned her mindset around was the discovery that there were lifestyle and habit changes she could make that ended up delivering results. Even though there was a lot of work involved in taking this massive action to change her movement practices, the way she ate, and other big parts of her life, it was a relief to her to be able to reject the idea that there was nothing she could do about the condition of her body and life.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis became a catalyst for change in her life
  • The challenges associated with diagnosing MS
  • What changes Priya has discovered to be helpful in living with MS
  • How being in MS support groups differed from being in the Level Up community
  • The effects that enhancing her self-compassion has had on her life

Priya Massand is a holistic health coach and has been working in nutrition and public health for 12 years. Her journey has taken her from an unhealthy lifestyle for most of her young life to an eventual place of understanding the concepts of health consciousness and self-care. Her years living in West Africa sparked an interest in health education, and her own health transformation led to pursuit of a graduate degree in Public Health at Hunter College. Her later battle with Multiple Sclerosis drove her to dig deeper into the realm of holistic health, and she pursued studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She now runs Shafi Wellness, a health and wellness business, through which she strives to support others, especially women with auto-immune disorders, on their path to healing.

Links:

Dr. Terry Wahls

Episode 127: Reversing Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls

Minding Your Mitochondria

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Website

Facebook

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Sep 18, 2019

How do we find gratitude when we're in really tough situations? How do we soften ourselves and show compassion to both our body and mind when we're in the middle of a shame spiral? Gratitude and self-compassion are both things we hear a lot about and our guest for this interview shares with us ways to deepen our sense of both, in part by starting to treat them as linked ideas that we can cultivate and build on.

Patty Hlava, Ph.D. encourages us to start where we are and embody our gratitude as a way to heal and transform ourselves, instead of just treating it like a rote part of the routine. In our conversation, we explore some of the relationship dynamics between our mind, body, the divine, and other humans that can help to start externalizing our struggles and working through them with a deeper sense of what it means to be compassionate and grateful.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How gratitude is something that we can cultivate
  • Ways to deepen your gratitude practice through visualization and turning it into actions
  • Why the most profound feelings of gratitude often come in the most difficult times
  • What links gratitude and self-compassion
  • Tips for finding self-compassion to escape a shame spiral

Patty Hlava, Ph.D., is a director of identity evolution and highest capacity intuitive specializing in Ayurveda, yoga, and psychology. With over 15 years of clinical experience in the health and wellness field as a licensed psychotherapist, certified coach, meditation instructor, and registered yoga teacher, Patty is an expert in guiding her clients toward sustainable habit changes for mind, body, and spirit. She has been involved in research and teaching on the subject of gratitude since 2006. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and Journal of Humanistic Psychology, as well as in several books.

Links:

Byron Katie

Connect with Patty:

Website

Patty's books

Gratitude body scan meditation on the Insight Timer app (free)

Gratitude audio course on the Insight Timer app (free with paid subscription to the app)

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Sep 4, 2019

A significant part of treating patients through Chinese Medicine is communicating the aspects of healing that are beyond just the physical. Practitioners can start to do this by embodying the personal cultivation and intentionality necessary to find true healing as an example for their patients.

Lonny Jarrett has been active in the Chinese Medicine field since 1980 and in this conversation, he discusses integral medicine and the importance of bringing patients' consciousness into their healing process in order to help them find healing that is beyond what they feel themselves.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why intention is the foundation of integral medicine
  • The importance of Chinese Medicine practitioners embodying their practice
  • How the development of states and stages interact in the framework of integral medicine
  • Why true healing transcends the self
  • How Lonny often spends his first visit with a patient and gets them on his side of the lens

Lonny Jarrett has been practicing Chinese Medicine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He is a founding board member of the Ac. Soc. Of Mass. and a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Lonny is the author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in neurobiology and a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was recently featured in the text, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by bestselling author Stephen Cope. Lonny hosts NourishingDestiny.com, an online community for 3000 practitioners of Chinese medicine worldwide. His teaching schedule is at: www.chinesemedicine.courses and his texts are available from Spirit Path Press.

Links:

Free gift: Articles by Lonny

Ken Wilber

Dr. Leon Hammer

 

Other Links:

Spirit Path Press

Nourishing Destiny

Lonny's Courses

Chinese Medicine: Scholar Physicians Facebook group

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Aug 21, 2019

Healing journeys can be incredibly stressful, but important events in our lives. Dr. Brenda Walding experienced her own protracted healing journey and she shares with us how the true healing began when she started to slow down and receive her own internal guidance, despite not fully understanding how to do so. By getting vulnerable and tuning into natural elements of her body and the world, Dr. Walding found the power of connecting with other women in sacred healing in order to find coherence.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Her decade-long healing journey and the “Divine Whisper” that lead her to listen to her heart rather than her head
  • What the initial steps and resources were as she started learning to trust her heart
  • How she learned to distinguish the voice coming from her intuitive heart
  • Background on HeartMath and how it relates to the teachings of Chinese medicine

Dr. Brenda Walding is a Women’s Holistic Wellness & Empowerment Coach, Doctor of Physical Therapy and specializes in supporting and empowering women to truly heal and thrive. She is the author of Sick of Being Sick: The Women’s Holistic Guide to Conquering Chronic Illness, as well as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner and HeartMath Certified Coach.

She currently resides outside of Austin, Texas on the beautiful Lake Travis with her husband and dog. Brenda loves spending time in nature, connecting with her family and friends, dancing, facilitating sacred women's circles, and learning about holistic wellness and spirituality.

Get a free electronic copy of Dr. Walding’s new book, Sick of Being Sick: The Woman's Holistic Guide to Conquering Chronic Illness. She’s also offering a complimentary consult that you can schedule at www.brendwalding.com 

 

Links:

Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

HeartMath

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Aug 7, 2019

Our need for belonging and approval traces its roots back to our primary evolution to survive, but today, it can often lead to setting impossible standards for ourselves in an effort to please everyone around us. Amy E. Smith shares some fascinating insights into why it's so toxic to let everyone else come before ourselves and how we can begin to overcome our people-pleasing ways by pairing assertiveness with kindness and grace. We dig into ways to hone your sense of self to seek the fastest avenue to peace by focusing on intentions rather than receptions.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How perfectionism is just another form of people-pleasing
  • The value of serving from a place of love and sustainable energy
  • Why people-pleasing is a facade and how to stop doing it
  • Finding trigger concepts by asking yourself what you habitually complain about
  • Tips for feeling powerful in potentially triggering situations

Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of TheJoyJunkie.com, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love. With acute focus on helping people “find their voice”, she is highly sought after for her uncommon style of irreverence, wisdom, and humor and has been a featured expert on Fox 5 San Diego and YourTango.com

Connect with Amy:

Website

Podcast 

Facebook

Instagram

 

Links:

Free eWorkbook from Amy

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Jul 31, 2019

Some of us constantly find ourselves overcoming obstacle after obstacle that’s ultimately stemming from our own sense of anxiety which amps up everything in our lives. Nancy Jane Smith refers to that set of people as having high-functioning anxiety and, in her experience, that often leads to hitting a wall at some point. In this conversation, Nancy addresses how she helps people to work through those feelings as well as how to navigate through being stuck in this kind of anxiety in order to be kind to yourself and still accomplish your goals.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Nancy differentiates between anxiety and high-functioning anxiety
  • The twofold problem of both having anxiety and developing unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • What the three different voices in your head are called and how they behave
  • The outer benefits of having a kinder inner dialog
  • What Nancy’s ASK process is and how it helps to reduce unwanted stress

Nancy Jane Smith has a Masters Degree in Higher Education and in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with eleven years in private practice and has spent 20+ years working as a counselor/coach. She has written three books on living happier, most notably, The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals. A certified Myers-Briggs®, StrongCareer Assessments®, and Daring Way™ Facilitator, Nancy has brought her light-hearted, practical speaking style to corporations and nonprofits as both a keynote and workshop facilitator like the Bailey Cavalieri Law Firm, CASA of Central Ohio, Wallick Communities and the NAWBO Bradyware Visionary Leadership Conference.

 

Get Nancy's new book, The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier, and Still Accomplish Your Goals

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Instagram

Facebook

LinkedIn

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Jul 24, 2019

We've talked about shame recently and how it can hold us back, but what about the kind of shame that is deeply rooted in our past, that becomes and internal weight on our soul through the years? Dr. Suvrat Bhargave has extensive experience in helping people work through their vulnerabilities to lift the shame from their lives as a psychiatrist. In this episode, he shares with us some practical approaches to questioning the doubts from which shame can arise as well as why dealing with shame needs to be a balance of our need for connection with our individuality.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Dr. Bhargave’s relationship with shame in his own life
  • Why identifying and confronting shame is so powerful
  • Finding transformation through moments of insight
  • Identifying with your being rather than your roles or actions
  • The blueprint for proving your inherent goodness and divinity to yourself

Suvrat Bhargave, M.D. is a renowned and respected educator, author, speaker, and board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. His uncanny ability to relate to a multi-demographic audience has allowed his practice to reach an unparalleled level of success based on empathy, education, and empowerment. His book, A Moment of Insight: Universal Lessons Learned from a Psychiatrist's Couch, offers practical strategies and thought-provoking narratives to not only understand and persevere through challenging dilemmas, but to see greater purpose during these times. He demonstrates this through poignant patient stories and personal accounts. Affectionately known for his “relatable expertise”, Dr. Bhargave is highly sought after to lecture locally and nationally on a broad range of topics pertaining to personal growth, effective parenting, relationship satisfaction, and mental health conditions. After completing his residency training and specialty fellowship from Duke University, Dr. B (as he is lovingly called by his patients) continued his practice in hospitals, community health, and private practice settings.

 

Links:

A Moment of Insight by Dr. Suvrat Bhargave, M.D.

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Facebook

Instagram

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Jul 17, 2019

Shame, and the fear of it, can be such a powerful obstacle that it can stop us from doing all sorts of things we want to do, from going to the gym to speaking our truth. So how can we identify and own our shame to break free from that paralysis? In this solo episode, we dig into ways to escape the shame spiral and avoid getting locked down by it in the future.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • My impromptu coaching session in the airport 
  • Why you should avoid adding things to your life without subtracting other things
  • The value in speaking shame and doing so in community
  • How focusing on your why can help you push through perfectionism and fear

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Matt Ragland

Brené Brown

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Jul 10, 2019

As humans, we’ve evolved to have strong, often unconscious reactions to thoughts and situations that might cause us to be in danger.  Sometimes we end up internalizing those thoughts and they become limiting beliefs that impact us far beyond what we might initially realize.  Lael Petersen shared some great insights in our conversation about these beliefs as well as why they’re so common and nothing to feel shame around.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How to identify limiting beliefs
  • Techniques to help make the unconscious conscious and start changing beliefs
  • Why this is a process that takes practice and can be slow
  • The value of immersing yourself in ideas and visualizing the things that help you become the person you want to be.

Lael Petersen is a therapist turned life coach with over 18 years of experience helping women and their families thrive. Her years in private practice combined with her own personal healing journey give her a unique perspective on what it takes to "live our best lives." She currently leads an on-line community of women dedicated to prioritizing their health and mental health and sees clients privately as well.

Links:

Lael’s Website

Other links:

Kelly McGonigal

 

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Jul 3, 2019

When I say the word “posture,” do you immediately feel your body tense and gravitate to an unnatural, uncomfortable position?  We often hear this advice about maintaining a rigid posture with certain key elements, but Sukie Baxter joins us to discuss why those misconceptions of posture are harmful and how she defines it instead. Sukie tells us that the way we move our bodies is the way we move through life and that finding a healthy posture is often the key to pain relief and healthy aging.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The benefits of addressing movement dysfunction before we’re in pain and some key warning signs
  • How to use your body to talk to your mind
  • Why we should pay attention to the cues we get from our body, both good and bad,  and ways to respond to those cues
  • The relationship between posture and breath as well as keys to using breath as an assessment tool for the body
  • Sukie’s practices for resilient posture and some of the common advice she gives to her clients

Sukie Baxter is a Posture and Movement Specialist, the author of Perfect Posture for Life and the mastermind behind Whole Body Revolution, an informational resource for posture, pain relief and healthy aging. Sukie helps people change their lives by changing the way they move.

Links:

Perfect Posture For Life by Sukie Baxter 

Whole Body Revolution

Sukie’s free guide, No More Tight Muscles

Sukie’s Posture Rehab course

Other links:

Emilie Conrad 

Digital Dementia 

Amy Cuddy 

 

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Jun 26, 2019

Being successful does not necessarily bring happiness. For my guest Dr. Andrea Pennington, it did the exact opposite: it burned her out, and stifled her spark to the point of deep depression, and cut her off from herself in profound ways. Thankfully, she found her way back.

When I stumbled across this fellow Chinese Medicine and qi gong practitioner's work, and learned we shared a passion for blending paradigms, biohacking and evangelizing self-love, I immediately reached out to get this multi-passionate powerhouse on the show. We talk about: 

  • falling into the "success trap:" how getting everything she wanted made her miserable
  • how a profound spiritual experience rescued her from a deep depression
  • why self-awareness is a pre-requisite for self-love
  • the connection between happiness and authentic self-expression
  • how qi gong helped her connect to self-love
  • how identifying as consciousness itself fosters self-compassion 

Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher and #1 international bestselling author of several books on resilience, mindfulness and self-love. Dr. Andrea’s extensive study of medical nutrition, positive psychology and longevity biohacking led her to create a holistic media platform, In8Vitality, blending ancient wisdom and modern science for enhanced vitality and life mastery.
 
As Co-founder of the #RealSelfLove Movement Andrea speaks globally to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to support people on their journey to authentic living Andrea is also a highly acclaimed TEDx speaker.  Dr. Andrea has shared her candid insights on resilience on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, CNN, the Today Show, LUXE-TV, Thrive Global and HuffingtonPost and as a news anchor for Discovery Health Channel.

Get Dr. Andrea Pennington's new book, "I Love You, Me." 

Connect with Dr. Andrea Pennington: http://www.andreapennington.com/

Learn more about Qi Gong: https://brodiewelch.com/meet-qi-gong-yogas-less-popular-cousin/

Ready to embrace all parts of yourself? Check out Brodie's Level Up Your Life course. 

Jun 19, 2019

Pelvic Pain Solutions for Women

with Dr. Jessica Drummond

Is it normal to have pain with your menstrual cycle? Or pain with sex? These types of pain are very common, normalized in our cultural conversations (if they're talked about at all). But they are certainly not required, nor should we just accept them as part of what it means to have a female body. Join me to break the silence, dispel myths, address common causes and treatment options for pelvic pain with Dr. Jessica Drummond. You'll hear about: 

  • endometriosis, vulvodynia and what we can do about them
  • how the awareness of trauma might actually be doing women a disservice when it comes to a pelvic pain diagnosis
  • how Chinese Medicine can help
  • building a holistic-minded treatment team for pelvic pain

Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBC-HWC Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare.


Two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management in active and athletic women. She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, female athletes, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.
 

Find Dr. Jessica Drummond at: https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/

Find Dr. Jessica Drummond's book at: Nutrition for Relieving Pelvic Pain: Fueling the Patient/Practitioner Healing Partnership

Dr. Drummond's Free Video challenge: https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/opt/4-challenges-to-relieve-pelvic-pain/

 

Other resources mentioned in this episode: By Amy Stein

Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery

Books by Tami Lynn Kent: Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body

Mothering from Your Center: Tapping Your Body's Natural Energy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting

Wild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life

 

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Jun 12, 2019

Decompressing Time

with Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

How often do you feel “pressed for time?” Feeling “time-crunched” is an all-too common source of stress, as our world has never moved faster.  This solo episode is about getting right with time. You’ll learn:

  • Why being in integrity with your energy and your time is essential for optimal health 
  • the Liver’s role in allowing us to flow through life and what happens when Liver Qi stagnates 
  • A practical way to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be

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Jun 5, 2019

Meditation, Mindfulness and Manifesting

Emily Fletcher

So, sure, you've tried meditation. But, maybe you haven't been able to achieve the magical "daily practice" that so many successful people seem to be invested in? Why not? Enter Ziva Meditation: a technique for the the modern day that encompasses meditation, mindfulness & manifesting, designed to unlock your full potential. Today we talk to Emily Fletcher about:

  • why we should bother investing our precious time sitting with our eyes closed every day
  • whether you really can learn to meditate online
  • what's different about this style of meditation

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance.

The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, Harvard Business School and Barclays Bank. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Tony & Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents and social entrepreneurs.

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Find Emily's Book, "Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance": Stress Less

Ziva Meditation: https://zivameditation.com/

 

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May 29, 2019

DIY Detox

with Bridgit Danner, L.Ac., F.D.N.P.

No matter how well you eat, how much you exercise, toxins are everywhere.  How do you limit your exposure to toxins? What toxins might already be affecting your health? Detox is not just about a green juice anymore! Today we discuss:

  • why detox, how often, how to 
  • how to you have been exposed to heavy metals
  • what benefits a regular detox can have on the body
  • the benefits of sauna for detoxing your body

Bridgit Danner has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2004 and certified Functional Diagnostic practitioner since 2015. She gave over 12,000 treatments in her years working as an acupuncturist & led a staff of 10 at her practice.

While busy running an integrative wellness center, Bridgit developed an environmental illness due to toxic mold in her home. Already experienced in hormone management and nutrition, she became acutely aware of the powerful impact of the environment on her health.  

 

Find Bridgit Danner at:  https://www.bridgitdanner.com/

The DIY Detox Summit: https://diydetoxsummit.com/

Your link to the registration GIFT page: https://diydetoxsummit.com/reg-gift/

 

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May 22, 2019

MELT Your Fascia -- and your pain

with Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT

We're used to thinking of ourselves as a bunch of parts: muscles, bones, joints, nerves, organs. That which surrounds each and every part and holds it all together is the fascinating system of fascia.  In today's deep-dive with fascia expert Sue Hitzmann, you'll learn: 

  • the role of fascia in relation to pain relief and healing 
  • the relationship between chronic pain and past trauma
  • what you need to know about neurostrength
  • the 4 R's of the MELT Method 

Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, is the creator of the MELT Method®, a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out, and stay out of chronic pain. A nationally recognized educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascia Research Society, Sue is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The MELT Method, which has been translated into eight languages and helped over 200,000 people lead a healthy, pain-free life.

Her new book, MELT Performance: A Step-by-Step Program to Accelerate Your Fitness Goals, Improve Balance and Control, and Prevent Chronic Pain and Injuries for Life 

 

Find Sue at:  https://www.meltmethod.com/about/sue-hitzmann

MELT Methode Introduction on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watchMELT

MELT on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/meltmethod/

Find MELT University at:  https://www.meltmethod.com

"MELT PERFORMANCE: A Step-by-Step Program to Accelerate Your Fitness Goals, Improve Balance and Control, and Prevent Chronic Pain and Injuries for Life " & "The Melt Method" can both be purchased at: https://www.amazon.com/Sue-Hitzmann

 

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May 15, 2019

Depression and Yang Addiction

with Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

Calling all high-achievers, we who hold ourselves to high standards and push ourselves -- at times beyond our limits. You're in good company. Our culture values doing way more than just being: we celebrate yang and undervalue yin. This sets us up for burnout and even depression, even if you're doing all the "right things." Join me today to explore:

  • When is enough, enough?
  • The scourge of yang addiction
  • How to honor your yin -- and why it's critical to do so 
  • A challenge

Resources in this episode - 

"Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms":  https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Label-Women-Leadership-Success/dp/0062655701

 

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May 8, 2019

Super Wellness Simplified

with Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan

In Chinese Medicine, health isn't just the absence of disease: it's about living into who we really are. There's really no separation between body and mind and spirit, and each must be considered and respected in order to optimize our well-being. Today we discuss:

  • tips on creating living Super Well
  • why diet and exercise alone can't do it
  • the importance of working with our thoughts
  • why living life more simply creates wellness

Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan is a Holistic Chinese Medicine Doctor, author, speaker, and coach who has devoted her life to unlocking the secrets of our human potential. She shares a refreshingly new approach to Wellness that integrates Science, Medicine, and Spirituality.

 

Find Dr. Edith at:  http://www.superwellness.com/

"SuperWellness: Become Your Own Best Healer; The Revolutionary Way for Creating True Vibrant Health" can be purchased at: https://www.amazon.com/SuperWellness-Revolutionary-Formula-Creating-Vibrant-ebook/

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May 1, 2019

31-Day Food Revolution

with Ocean Robbins

Eating "healthy" shouldn't be difficult, expensive, or confusing -- but it really can feel that way. Ocean Robbins brings his lifetime of expertise on healthy eating, healthy food production and other life hacks to the show. Today we discuss:

  • what the industrialized food industry is hiding from you
  • how to understand that food addiction is real
  • the power your food choices have on you, your community and your planet
  • how eating healthy can save health care costs
  • simple shifts in the direction of better

Ocean Robbins is the CEO and co-founder of the 500,000+ member Food Revolution Network — one of the largest communities of healthy eating advocates on the planet. He has held hundreds of live seminars and events that have touched millions of lives from 190 nations.

Ocean is founder and was director of the nonprofit YES!, which has led transformational events for 650,000 leaders in 65 nations. He’s a recipient of the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service, the Freedom’s Flame Award, the Harmon Wilkinson Award, and numerous other honors. Ocean has served as adjunct professor for Chapman University, and on the boards of Friends Of The Earth, Creating Our Future, Tipping Point Network, Turning Tide Coalition, and many other organizations.

Food Revolution Summit Affiliate Link: https://www.foodrevolutionsummit.org/

"31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World" can be purchased at: 31-Day Food Revolution

Other resources mentioned in this episode - 

"A diet for a New America" can be purchased at:  A Diet for a New America

2019 list of Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Foods:  Dirty 12 Clean 15 

 Reach Ocean Robbins at: https://www.oceanrobbins.com/

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Apr 24, 2019

Deep Core Messages From Your Psoas

with Liz Koch

The psoas is at the core of your body, and is a primary messenger of your well being. Understanding the power of this mysterious, watery shape-shifting tissue known as the psoas can be the key to not only health, but happiness. Today we talk about:

  • what you need to know about your psoas
  • what it can tell you about yourself, and what it might need from you
  • the psycho-emotional-somatic dimensions of the psoas from a Chinese Medicine perspective

Liz Koch is back for her second appearance on A Healthy Curiosity to further discuss the role the psoas plays as the primary messenger of your body's healing needs. 

Liz has more than 43 years experience working with the psoas. As an international speaker and author, she is recognized in the fitness and wellness movement as an expert on the "core muscle" of the human body. 

Find more information on Liz Koch at: www.coreawareness.com

Connect with Liz for access to class 1 of her Remote Psoas Course at: https://coreawareness.com/contact/

Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Excercise and Dance: Core Awareness

The Psoas Book: The Psoas Book

 

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Apr 16, 2019

Ways We Self-Minimize

with Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

Do you move through the world in a powerful way? Or do you subtly give others permission to dismiss you? As women, we're socialized to soften -- or even apologize for-- our presence, our words, our opinions.  If we're doing that, we're not embodying self-respect. Listen in to learn:

  • Words and phrases you may be using that dampen your power -- and what to say instead
  • The most important word to eliminate from your self-talk to help you feel capable
  • The connection between the season of spring, the liver/ gallbladder and the courage to speak your truth

 

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Apr 10, 2019

Deconstructing Pain

with Dr. Kevin Cuccaro 

Dealing with pain can be frustrating and, well...painful. If you don't suffer from a persistent pain, you know someone who does. Just the words "chronic pain" bring fears of a loss in quality of life. But do we really know about pain? Dr. Kevin Cuccaro and I discuss how to 'deconstruct' pain and effectively address it. Today we talk about:   

  • how pain is constructed -- and how we might deconstruct it
  • the real purpose of pain
  • the "pain triangle"
  • why pain persists even if the "problem" is fixed

Dr. Kevin Cuccaro, D. O.  is a physician, consultant and expert on pain. As a specialist in chronic pain, he is changing how society understands and treats the physical and emotional sides to pain. Dr. Cuccaro has a private practice in Philomath, OR and currently serves on the Oregon Pain Management Commission as well as the Oregon Health Authority Health Evidence Review Committee’s Chronic Pain Task Force.

 

Find more about The Pain Class at: www.ThePainClass.com

Find Dr. Kevin Cuccaro at: https://kevincuccaro.com/

 

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