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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, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

Today we’re discussing one of the scariest diagnoses out there – one that has the potential to shut us down or become a true turning point in life: cancer. This is a topic that hits home personally for me as I have worked with a number of people who are dealing with cancer in both early and late stages. It’s something that can instill fear and paralysis in people. My guest is Kirstin Nussgruber who is a cancer survivor herself. She shares her powerful survival story and her unique insight into transforming our relationship with cancer.

Kirstin is an empathetic cancer mentor, speaker and educator who is passionate about helping people get out of cancer overwhelm by teaching them how to reclaim their lives. A two-time cancer survivor herself, she learned first hand the importance of an integrative approach to one’s health to facilitate true healing. She offers individualized mentoring, can be hired for inspirational speaking engagements and offers interactive virtual programs such as the Beyond Cancer Program™. She is also the bestselling author of “Confessions of a Cancer Conqueror – My 5 Step Process to Transform Your Relationship with Cancer.”

“It’s important to be open to sharing emotions. We don’t need to shield our kids from emotions. We need to be able to show them emotions, talk to them about those emotions and let them have them as well without us judging them.” – Kirstin Nussgruber

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Kirstin’s inspiring survival story.
  • First steps in dealing with the news that you have been diagnosed with cancer.
  • The benefits of allowing emotion to play its role.
  • Allowing our loved ones, including children to deal with their emotions.
  • How to avoid the blame game and regret.
  • How can we understand the spiritual message that our physical pain is sending us?
  • Dealing with the disconnect that can happen between our mental/spiritual limits and our physical limits.
  • Changing our vision of what is “healthy.”
  • What can people do with their diet to facilitate detoxification and perhaps cancer prevention?
  • The effects of inviting fear to the table when it comes to dealing with cancer.

 

Connect with Kirstin: www.kirstinscancercare.com

Sign up for her newsletter and find out more about her book: “Confessions of a Cancer Conqueror”

 

 

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 click here to download. 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.

 

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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 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.

Apr 18, 2018

My guest for today’s podcast is Rachael Pontillo, a health coach, esthetician and best-selling author. We talk about the connection between what we eat and how that impacts our skin. We also discuss strategies for getting out of a “food rut” and how to implement healthy eating in an easier way.

Rachael is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code. She’s an AADP and IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator. She’s the president and co-founder of the Nutritional Aesthetics™ Alliance, the creator of the popular skincare and healthy lifestyle blog, Holistically Haute™, as well as the much-loved online course, Create Your Skincare. She’s an avid herbalist, self-professed skincare ingredient junkie, and lifelong learner.

“When you make a healthy lifestyle transition, it can seem very daunting at first. It may feel like it’s going to take forever before you see changes. That’s not true! Once I got started, it only took about a month before I not only felt much better, but felt like a superhero with much more energy than I had ever had before.” – Rachael Pontillo

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What does being a health coach have to do with skincare?
  • The important role a health diet plays in having healthy skin.
  • What is the “Skin Trigger Trifeta?”
  • Once you have removed some of the trigger foods in your diet, what is the next step to having clear skin?
  • What it was like for Rachel to write a book with her husband who is a chef.
  • How preparing sauces in advance can be beneficial for those with busy lifestyles.
  • The benefits of looking at a home kitchen as a professional kitchen.
  • What foods we should avoid buying on sale.

 

Connect with Rachael Pontillo: www.rachaelpontillo.com

Books by Rachael: https://rachaelpontillo.com/books/

Love Your Skin, Love Yourself

The Sauce Code

 

 

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 click here to download. 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.

 

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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 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.

Apr 11, 2018

Today we’re discussing energy – not in the Chinese Medicine sense of the word, but how to find more of it. The lack of energy is something that comes up often with many of the people I work with and it’s something we have all felt at one time or another. My guest Evan Hirsch will shed some light on the difference between feeling tired and chronic fatigue and how we can fix it in our own personal way.

Dr. Evan, as he is affectionately known, is the best selling author of Fix Your Fatigue: The 4 step process to resolving chronic fatigue, achieving abundant energy and reclaiming your life! He is one of the nation’s leaders on finding the root causes of chronic fatigue and resolving them. Dr. Evan suffered with chronic fatigue himself for 5 years before he achieved resolution using the Fix Your Fatigue Program that he developed at the Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine in Olympia, Washington. He has helped hundreds of people resolve their chronic fatigue and is on a mission to help 100,000 more through his blog, online courses, books, 1-on-1 consults and the training of providers.

“It is so important for people to step into their own power. For them to realize how important self-care is and that they deserve it. You don’t get better until you prioritize yourself.” – Dr. Evan Hirsch

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why are we so tired?
  • 15 different causes or “usual suspects” of fatigue.
  • What things we can do to avoid overloading ourselves with toxins that can overburden us and cause fatigue.
  • Is there a commonly overlooked cause of fatigue?
  • A test you can do on your own for infection.
  • Why exercising can become a vicious cycle for fatigue and how to avoid that cycle.
  • How much of the fatigue we feel relates to mold that we don’t realize exists in our homes and places of work.
  • What is the difference between fatigue and chronic fatigue?
  • Is there something more specific that we should all know about when it comes to chronic fatigue?

 

Connect with Evan Hirsch: www.fixyourfatigue.org

Self Testing for Infection: www.dnaconnexions.org

 

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 click here to download. 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.

 

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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 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.

Apr 4, 2018

In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of chronic pain, specifically how and why it affects some more than others. We also explore the biofield and its significance in all kinds of different mind and body issues. We’ll also talk about why it is that our good intentions don’t always match up with our daily actions.

My guest today is Deborah Wayne, who is the founder of The Pain Free Living Program, an internationally-known energy healer and pain-release expert whose specialty is helping people rapidly remove the hidden causes for Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Binge-Eating, Addictions, and more. She is the #1 Bestselling Author of “Why Do I Still Hurt?" and has earned degrees and certifications in Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Chemical Dependency Counseling. Deborah has 30 years teaching Meditation, is a nationally recognized Fine Artist, a former professional Modern Dancer, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and Director of the Biofield Healing Institute™.

“I have found that in every situation where there is some kind of pain or problematic issue, there is always an emotional, mental or psychological component to it. Always. They are not separate” – Deborah Wayne

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why is it that some people have to live with chronic pain and others don’t?
  • Is there always an underlying emotional or psychological issue that relates to chronic physical pain?
  • What do we know about the science of the biofield? Is it measurable? Is it just a matter of belief?
  • How can people get in touch with what’s happening in the biofield? How can we work with it?
  • Can anyone work with the biofield?
  • How does working with the biofield help us bridge the gap between what we’re doing now and what we’d like to be doing?
  • A good first step for those of us who are ready to start working more closely with our emotions.

 

Connect with Deborah Wayne: www.biofieldhealinginstitute.com

 

 

 

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 click here to download. 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.

 

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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 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.

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