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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: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

Kimberly Wilson is a psychotherapist, has authored five books on self-care, tranquility, and business, and designs clothes for TranquiliT, an eco-friendly fashion line. In 1999, she founded Tranquil Space, ranked as one of the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine. She also holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies and Social Work and Positive Psychology. Her work has been featured in various outlets such as The Washington Post, US News, and Yoga Journal.

In today’s episode, Kimberly shares the fantastic benefits of living a tranquil lifestyle through the practice of yoga. She talks about the importance of accountability and self-care and how to make more time for yourself despite what seems to be a busy schedule. She also offers her advice regarding habits you can develop to achieve a tranquil lifestyle.

 

“The more you can understand where time and energy is going, the more changes can be made.” – Kimberly Wilson

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she got into wellness and self-care.
  • What is the yoga lifestyle for the modern girl?
  • Why being accountable allows us to fulfill our goals better.
  • The benefits of writing things down on paper as opposed to just setting reminders on your phone.
  • The habits she relies on to feel creative and mindful.
  • The inspiration behind TranquiliT.
  • What she does to help people get back into the groove.
  • Her advice to people who want to get their creative spark back.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • How you interact with the world is a reflection of where you're at in your life and that changes over time.
  • Writing the goals you want to do can make you commit to them better.
  • Mindfulness is not just what you do, but how it infiltrates your life and how you show up for it.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Kimberly Wilson:

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit, and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course

Learn how to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy! Enroll in our 8-week course - The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem to learn how to analyze and align your lifestyle and diet, identify which of the Five Elements are dominating you, and rebalance the systems in your body so you can achieve your health goals.

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

  • 20-30 minute audio lectures you can listen to whenever and wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of each lecture
  • Point location reference sheet
  • Short, point location videos
  • Fun quizlets, reflection questions, and exercises
  • Group call opportunities to get your questions answered
  • Access to our private Facebook community

 

Visit our website to enroll in The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course today!

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

 
Nov 22, 2017

Holly Bertone is a Certified Natural Health Professional, Project Management Professional, one of Amazon’s bestselling authors, and the President & CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC, a company dedicated to inspiring people to live a happier and healthier life. She is also a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor, and while both were detrimental diseases, she used those two health challenges as inspiration to help others. She is especially committed to reaching out to cancer and autoimmune survivors and help them get back on their feet and live quality lives.

In today’s episode, Holly shares how she juggled working a full-time job, going through cancer treatment, being a sexy fiancé, and a good stepmom. She shares how she found out she had thyroid issues, her struggles at her previous job, and how she eventually turned it back around and won over her diseases.

 

“Self-care is very important. You can't take care of anyone else before you take care of yourself.” – Holly Bertone

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is Hashimoto's disease?
  • The changes she made once she learned she had Hashimoto's.
  • Why avoiding gluten and dairy is beneficial for those with thyroid issues.
  • How she balanced having cancer and having a normal, happy life.
  • The struggles she went through at work due to her autoimmune disease.
  • How she helps herself through periods of brain fog.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Even if the law is on your side, it doesn't mean reality is always rainbows and puppy kisses.
  • It's better to be motivated from a place of choice as opposed to feeling like you have no choice.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Holly Bertone:

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit, and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, just visit our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course

Learn how to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy! Enroll in our 8-week course - The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem to learn how to analyze and align your lifestyle and diet, identify which of the Five Elements are dominating you, and rebalance the systems in your body so you can achieve your health goals.

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

  • 20-30 minute audio lectures you can listen to whenever and wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of each lecture
  • Point location reference sheet
  • Short, point location videos
  • Fun quizlets, reflection questions, and exercises
  • Group call opportunities to get your questions answered
  • Access to our private Facebook community

 

Visit our website to enroll in The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course today!

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 
Nov 15, 2017

Brett Larkin is the founder of Uplifted Yoga and leads the most interactive online yoga program. Her background includes fifteen years of modern dance and ballet, a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training, and various work experience with companies and organizations like Google HQ. She has over 1.5 million minutes’ worth of online classes and YouTube videos. Her goal is to make yoga and meditation accessible, fun, and transformative.

In today’s episode, Brett shares her wisdom on the concept of yoga and meditation and what it means in the context of long-term health and wellness. She talks about her special fusion, the different techniques she uses, and deep dives on the many types of chakras.

 

“Yoga has always been a precursor to meditation.” – Brett Larkin

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she developed and uses her specific combination.
  • Why journaling was her secret third piece.
  • What is Pranayama?
  • The different techniques she uses.
  • Why we should pay attention to chakras.
  • What the chakra system is all about.
  • The different types of chakras.
  • How to work with chakras?

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Asking the good questions can be a secret in getting in touch with vital wisdom.
  • Each chakra is like a little gem that has colors and visualizations.
  • If the mind is not empty, you’re failing meditation.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Brett Larkin:

 The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course

Learn how to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy! Enroll in our 8-week course - The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem to learn how to analyze and align your lifestyle and diet, identify which of the Five Elements are dominating you, and rebalance the systems in your body so you can achieve your health goals.

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

  • 20-30 minute audio lectures you can listen to whenever and wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of each lecture
  • Point location reference sheet
  • Short, point location videos
  • Fun quizlets, reflection questions, and exercises
  • Group call opportunities to get your questions answered
  • Access to our private Facebook community

 

Visit our website to enroll in The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course today!

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

Nov 8, 2017

Jen Vertanen is a coach, mentor, speaker, and writer. She also plays the role of Mama Bear when it comes to protecting her family, a trait she developed when she was just eight years old while living in an emotionally abusive household. Because of her own experience, she knows exactly what it’s like to not have someone to confide to, and encourages people to share the hard stories so they can heal the places that hurt. She has since built a career that lets people open up about their emotional needs and help them fill the void in their hearts.

In today’s episode, Jen shares her heartbreaking story and how she eventually found her way out of the dark place was she was in. She talks about what it’s like to feel trapped and helpless, and to put a mask on when she’s out with people. She also gives inspiring tips and sound advice on how to overcome some of life’s most painful moments.

 

“I refuse to be this vital person on the outside and dead on the inside. It's not fair to anyone, let alone myself.” – Jen Vertanen

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Her story and how she became a nurturing person.
  • What's the Mama Bear archetype?
  • How you can use different archetypes in real life.
  • What's it like to finally address unmet emotional needs?
  • How she managed to improve her social life.
  • What is “hermiting” and how did she "hide" herself during her marriage?
  • How does she check for motivation?
  • What happens when you share the hard stories?
  • Her tip for those who want to bring in the self-mothering energy.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Saying yes to positive moments and getting out of your comfort zone will significantly improve your life.
  • It's better to feel anything at all, than feel dead.
  • You can find evidence that you're a good person and evidence that you're a bad person. It all boils down to which you use to define yourself.

 

Connect with Jen Vertanen:

 

 

The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course

Learn how to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy! Enroll in our 8-week course - The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem to learn how to analyze and align your lifestyle and diet, identify which of the Five Elements are dominating you, and rebalance the systems in your body so you can achieve your health goals.

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

  • 20-30 minute audio lectures you can listen to whenever and wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of each lecture
  • Point location reference sheet
  • Short, point location videos
  • Fun quizlets, reflection questions, and exercises
  • Group call opportunities to get your questions answered
  • Access to our private Facebook community

 

Visit our website to enroll in The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course today!

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

Nov 1, 2017

Dr. Robin Miller is the author of the book HEALED! that puts the spotlight on the link between health and happiness and why you can’t have one without the other. She’s a board certified doctor of Internal Medicine and was an Integrative Medicine Fellow at the University of Arizona. She’s the current Medical Director of Triune Integrative Medicine and blogs regularly on Sharecare.com. She strongly believes while traditional medicine is imperative for good health, you also have to keep an open mind with regards to the benefits of complementary therapies and treatment.

In today’s episode, Dr. Robin sheds light on what her book is all about. She emphasizes on the common health misconceptions and myths surrounding popular foods as well as shares actual studies that disproved them. She also shares her take on the concept of dieting and gives tips on the lifestyle interventions we should do to improve our health for the long term.

 

“The microbiome is fascinating. It's growing our ability to help people and understand what's going on.” – Dr. Robin Miller

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why she transitioned from traditional medicine to integrative medicine.
  • Why cholesterol is not a good marker of heart disease.
  • The benefits of genetic tests to common diseases.
  • What is the MTHFR gene and why is it important?
  • Gut health and its relationship to mood.
  • How does she define "eating healthy?”
  • Her take on common foods, their benefits, and who should avoid them.
  • Why she doesn't like "diets."

 

Key Takeaway:

  • When we eat is as important as what we eat.
  • Exercises changes your gut flora.
  • Most people will gain their weight back after their diet, partly because your body wants you to get back to where you were.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Dr. Robin Miller:

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the 11 Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

 

Visit BrodieWelch.com/Level-Up to learn more and schedule your FREE Discovery Call Today!

 

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins in early 2018.

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

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