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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, 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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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 30, 2019

As we hit our late 30s, it’s not unusual to are faced with new hormonal symptoms like hot flashes and mood changes. Cathy Margolin, L.Ac., explains how changes in diet and lifestyle can help you, “Rock Your Menopause.”

On today’s episode we talk about…

  • what’s going on with your hormones & what you are doing to cause it
  • why plant-based hormone replacement is more beneficial than animal-based
  • what the best hormone friendly foods are for dealing with symptoms of peri-menopause & menopause
  • surprising and easy lifestyle changes you can make to ease symptoms
  • the role water, and the source of water has in your estrogen levels
  • how to honor your Yin as you transition to a new season in life

 

 

Cathy Margolin is a Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist and Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Cathy has more than 30 years of experience in complimentary and alternative medicine. She is the founder of Pacific Herbs and the author of “Stop Your Bitching; A Step by Step Guide to Balance Hormones & End PMS & Menstrual Cramps …naturally.”

 

Cathy’s passion for health and herbal medicine has led her to develop the “Rock Your Menopause 21 Day Challenge*” A series of short videos that help achieve hormonal balance, in a natural way. 

 

 

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Jan 23, 2019

Happiness Skills with Nataly Kogan

with Nataly Kogan 

Genuine emotional wellbeing doesn't come from making everything in our lives perfect and never feeling any difficult emotions. It comes from allowing ourselves to feel all that we feel, to accept ourselves and the world as it is.

Happiness isn't a state of being or a simple feeling -- and it doesn't come from the outside. It's a skill we can all practice and improve, no matter our starting point. On today's episode, we talk about:

  • achievement doesn't lead to happiness
  • accepting that happiness is inconsistent
  • 5 core happiness skills
  • The emotional immune system

Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional health so you can thrive at work and in life.

After a successful career as a venture capital investor and tech executive at companies like McKinsey and Microsoft, Nataly founded Happier with the mission to help people and organizations unleash their greatest potential by cultivating science-backed Happier Skills.
 
Since then, more than a million people have used the Happier mobile app and participated in Happier @ Work programs and online courses.
 
Nataly is a sought-out keynote speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
 
Her most recent book, HAPPIER NOW, was just released in May of 2018.

 

Connect with Nataly Kogan:

Learn more about Nataly, her books and other services at https://www.happier.com// where you can find a range of tools to grow your happiness skills.

 

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.com and your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

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Jan 16, 2019

Healing When It Seems Impossible 

with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch 
When we feel bad, sick, or unwell, we often ask "why me?" Dr. Shiroko breaks down that question with her personal experiences and seven keys to healing. On today's episode, we talk about
  • the difference between healing and curing
  • the first key of beginning to heal
  • the "triangle of wellness" and how it affects our overall health. 
 

Shiroko Sokitch, MD, is the founder and owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring the body to balance and wholeness. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach.

Trained in general surgery, and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds is about her unique and comprehensive healing approach.

 

Connect with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch:

Learn more about the Heart to Heart Medical Center at http://hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com/ where you can also download a free workbook to accompany her book.

Find Dr. Shiroko's new book, Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds on Amazon.

 

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.com and your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

Like what you heard? Subscribe for free and new episodes will find you every week, and don’t forget to share this episode with your people on social media. Wanna show some love? It’s easy!—just take a moment to leave a rating and/or a review in iTunes, as it helps other people find the show. I so appreciate every listener, rating, and review!

Jan 9, 2019

Timing Is Everything

with Brodie Welch

 

Diet, nutrition, exercise, therapy... we'll try anything to try to feel better and be healthier. But what if what's actually ailing us is the timing of our sleeping and eating? On this week's episode, we talk about

  • the part of your brain that regulates hunger, hormones, and sleep;
  • how our organs tell what time it is;
  • and yet another reason why to eat breakfast.

The wisdom behind living in sync with nature comes from ancient traditions—Ayurveda and Chinese medicine are just two of these—and modern science is just now catching up. We also dig into the Dr. Satchin Panda's new book Circadian Code.

 

Resources:

http://www.circadiancode.com/

 

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

Like what you heard? Subscribe for free and new episodes will find you every week, and don’t forget to share this episode with your people on social media. Wanna show some love? It’s easy!—just take a moment to leave a rating and/or a review in iTunes, as it helps other people find the show. I so appreciate every listener, rating, and review!

Jan 2, 2019

The feeling of overwhelm can be crippling. Even when we want to take better care of ourselves, self-care can become that item on the to-do list that we never get to. On today's episode, we talk about

  • the stories we tell ourselves about who we are
  • identity evolution and agency 
  • self-care as a gradual process 
 

Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Portland Oregon. She also runs a virtual arm of her business doing coaching and consulting with clients across the globe. Dr Samantha writes for a variety of publications and has been quoted in media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, and Shape. She is the author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out (Sounds True, January 2019).

 

Find Dr. Samantha Brody on https://drsamantha.com/ or on social media @drsamanthand. And if you're in Portland, Oregon, meet her in person at Powells’S City of Books for her book signing on 1/18/19 at 7:30pm.

Resources from the Show:

Values Exercise from Overcoming Overwhelm
Sample Chapter from Overcoming Overwhelm

 

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

Like what you heard? Subscribe for free and new episodes will find you every week, and don’t forget to share this episode with your people on social media. Wanna show some love? It’s easy!—just take a moment to leave a rating and/or a review in iTunes, as it helps other people find the show. I so appreciate every listener, rating, and review!

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