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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring self-care strategies, personal evolution, Chinese Medicine, and what it takes to be well in a busy world. 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, 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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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 28, 2016

Do you find it difficult to communicate your needs and wants to friends and loved ones?

You’re not alone. In Episode 27, Brodie talks compassionate communication and boundaries with LaShelle Lowe-Chardé, a certified trainer in Non-Violence Communication (NVC). LaShelle coaches couples and individuals on developing healthy communication skills, with an emphasis on identifying universal needs and staying grounded through mindfulness practices.

 

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • How different people have different needs
  • Helpful vocabulary for expressing needs and wants
  • The difference between sympathy and empathy
  • Things that may feel or seem like empathy, but aren’t
  • Boundaries! Setting them and finding success
  • What happens when we fail to honor our own boundaries

 

 

Resources:

 LaShelle’s Website

 Lashelle’s Feelings and Needs List

Dec 21, 2016

E26 – Brodie’s Holiday Tips

Ah, the holidays. A time of family togetherness, warmth, and cheer… plus hard-to-digest food, alcohol, and stress. Whether you’re celebrating at home or traveling to see family and friends, Brodie has 8 great tips to help you weather the ups and downs of the holiday season.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • Managing digestion in a sea of complex, hard to digest food
  • Making time for self-care
  • Getting good sleep
  • Taking some deep breaths

 

 Resources:

 

Brodie’s Kitchari Recipe

Dec 14, 2016

You’ve heard of menopause, but are you familiar with perimenopause? In this episode, Brodie talks with Dr. Katherine Dale, ND, about perimenopause, the natural transition from reproductive years into menopause. Menopause is well known as the end of a person’s years of fertility, when the menstrual cycle comes to an end. Perimenopause, then, is the transition time in which progesterone and estrogen decrease dramatically, sometimes causing symptoms such as hot flashes, heavy and/or irregular menstruation, or difficulty sleeping.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • Perimenopause as the natural transition out of fertility
  • Common symptoms of perimenopause
  • Ways to mitigate symptoms of perimenopause
  • Hormonal changes during perimenopause
  • The mental and emotional aspects of perimenopause

 

Resources:

 

Dr. Kate’s Website

Dec 7, 2016

Is shame keeping you from recognizing your value? In this episode, Brodie talks with Jennifer Kind, LPC, CDWF, EPC, a Psychotherapist and coach in Portland, OR who works with people cultivating more shame resilience, self-acceptance, and the ability to be kinder to themselves and others. Jen believes shame holds people back; it is not a good motivator for change. Shames breeds fear, anxiety, depression, and paralysis. It keeps us from becoming who we are; it keeps us from living our truth.

 

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • The ways shame holds us back
  • Unhealthy cultural attitudes about vulnerability
  • How there can be no courage without vulnerability
  • Ways shame can manifest in our bodies and emotions
  • Ways to build resilience against shame
  • The connection between shame and body image

 

 

Resources:

 

Jen’s Website

Jen’s Facebook Page

Jen’s Twitter

Brené Brown’s Ted Talk: The Power of Vulnerability

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