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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: April, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

Do you ever have a hard time making choices? Like someone will ask you where you want to go for dinner, and you just can’t bring yourself to choose?

 

Have you ever wondered why that is? In Episode 44, Brodie talks with Sarita-Linda Rocco, Wise Earth Ayurveda Practitioner, Sadhaka Adept, and E-RYT500 Svaroopa Yoga/Meditation Teacher, about how living in our truth helps us making choices in congruence with our values. Living authentically may not be easy, but the intuition gained through knowing yourself and your values is freeing.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • The definition of congruence
  • What keeps people from making choices?
  • What does it mean to live in your truth?
  • The value of integrity
  • The freedom in vulnerability

 

Resources:

 

- Eleven Weeks to Level Up Your Life, Brodie's group coaching program designed to help you up your self-care game and live in greater alignment with your values

Apr 19, 2017

Do you try to change your habits again and again, only to fall back into old patterns?

In Episode 43, Brodie talks with Grace Edison, Studio Owner, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Health Coach, and Brodie’s friend, about what it takes to make big changes in our health habits. Grace lived with bipolar depression and addiction for years, even though she knew everything she needed to do to start feeling better. It wasn’t until she joined a course about habit change and experienced evolution alongside peers that new habits began to stick.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • Why we have trouble seeing our own hang-ups
  • What’s different about a shared evolution experience?
  • What are the benefits of changing one’s habits alongside peers?
  • Why does our culture seem to think it’s ok, and even normal, for people, and especially women, to self-medicate?

 

 

Resources:

Grace’s Website

Grace’s new Yoga of Money Course

Brodie’s new group program, Eleven Weeks to Level Up Your Life

Apr 12, 2017

When you talk to yourself (which, let’s face it, we all do), are you kind?

Do you speak to yourself like you would speak to a friend, or do you have a tendency to resort to name calling? Do you use words like stupid, lazy, or failure?

In Episode 42, Brodie talks with Catherine Polan Orzech, MA, LMFT, about being kind to ourselves. Many people, and especially Type As (you know who you are), treat themselves more harshly than they would ever want to (or dare to) treat a friend. Catherine wants you to take a lesson out of your own friendship book and turn that treatment inwards to promote peace and compassion within ourselves.

 

In this episode, we explore:

  • What is mindful self-compassion?
  • What is the inner critic? What effect does it have on our overall well being?
  • Does our inner critic affect our physical health?
  • Speaking sweetly to ourselves
  • How stopping to notice a moment can spur lasting change

 

Resources:

Catherine’s Website

Dr. Kristin Neff’s Website

Apr 5, 2017

When someone asks you to tell your story, what do you say? Does the story you tell represent the person you want to project out to the world?

 

Maybe you haven’t noticed, because you’ve never thought about it. Perhaps the answer comes so automatically it’s as though you’re on autopilot. In Episode 41, Brodie talks with Tracey Duncan, writer, yoga teacher, and transformation coach, about telling our stories consciously and authentically.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • Telling stories consciously vs. unconsciously
  • The difference between a story and a collection of things that happened
  • Telling the story you’re in, not the story people want to hear from you
  • How we go about projecting different versions of ourselves to the outside world
  • Changing the arc of the story


Resources:


Tracey’s website, More Yoga, Less Bullshit

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