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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. 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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Jun 26, 2019

Being successful does not necessarily bring happiness. For my guest Dr. Andrea Pennington, it did the exact opposite: it burned her out, and stifled her spark to the point of deep depression, and cut her off from herself in profound ways. Thankfully, she found her way back.

When I stumbled across this fellow Chinese Medicine and qi gong practitioner's work, and learned we shared a passion for blending paradigms, biohacking and evangelizing self-love, I immediately reached out to get this multi-passionate powerhouse on the show. We talk about: 

  • falling into the "success trap:" how getting everything she wanted made her miserable
  • how a profound spiritual experience rescued her from a deep depression
  • why self-awareness is a pre-requisite for self-love
  • the connection between happiness and authentic self-expression
  • how qi gong helped her connect to self-love
  • how identifying as consciousness itself fosters self-compassion 

Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher and #1 international bestselling author of several books on resilience, mindfulness and self-love. Dr. Andrea’s extensive study of medical nutrition, positive psychology and longevity biohacking led her to create a holistic media platform, In8Vitality, blending ancient wisdom and modern science for enhanced vitality and life mastery.
 
As Co-founder of the #RealSelfLove Movement Andrea speaks globally to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to support people on their journey to authentic living Andrea is also a highly acclaimed TEDx speaker.  Dr. Andrea has shared her candid insights on resilience on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, CNN, the Today Show, LUXE-TV, Thrive Global and HuffingtonPost and as a news anchor for Discovery Health Channel.

Get Dr. Andrea Pennington's new book, "I Love You, Me." 

Connect with Dr. Andrea Pennington: http://www.andreapennington.com/

Learn more about Qi Gong: https://brodiewelch.com/meet-qi-gong-yogas-less-popular-cousin/

Ready to embrace all parts of yourself? Check out Brodie's Level Up Your Life course. 

Jun 19, 2019

Pelvic Pain Solutions for Women

with Dr. Jessica Drummond

Is it normal to have pain with your menstrual cycle? Or pain with sex? These types of pain are very common, normalized in our cultural conversations (if they're talked about at all). But they are certainly not required, nor should we just accept them as part of what it means to have a female body. Join me to break the silence, dispel myths, address common causes and treatment options for pelvic pain with Dr. Jessica Drummond. You'll hear about: 

  • endometriosis, vulvodynia and what we can do about them
  • how the awareness of trauma might actually be doing women a disservice when it comes to a pelvic pain diagnosis
  • how Chinese Medicine can help
  • building a holistic-minded treatment team for pelvic pain

Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, NBC-HWC Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare.


Two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management in active and athletic women. She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, female athletes, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.
 

Find Dr. Jessica Drummond at: https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/

Find Dr. Jessica Drummond's book at: Nutrition for Relieving Pelvic Pain: Fueling the Patient/Practitioner Healing Partnership

Dr. Drummond's Free Video challenge: https://integrativewomenshealthinstitute.com/opt/4-challenges-to-relieve-pelvic-pain/

 

Other resources mentioned in this episode: By Amy Stein

Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery

Books by Tami Lynn Kent: Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body

Mothering from Your Center: Tapping Your Body's Natural Energy for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting

Wild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life

 

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Jun 12, 2019

Decompressing Time

with Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

How often do you feel “pressed for time?” Feeling “time-crunched” is an all-too common source of stress, as our world has never moved faster.  This solo episode is about getting right with time. You’ll learn:

  • Why being in integrity with your energy and your time is essential for optimal health 
  • the Liver’s role in allowing us to flow through life and what happens when Liver Qi stagnates 
  • A practical way to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be

Ready for a deep dive into Chinese Medicinal philosophy and how it applies to your life? Brodie’s Basics of Chinese Medicine at: https://brodiewelch.com/product/basics-of-chinese-medicine/

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Jun 5, 2019

Meditation, Mindfulness and Manifesting

Emily Fletcher

So, sure, you've tried meditation. But, maybe you haven't been able to achieve the magical "daily practice" that so many successful people seem to be invested in? Why not? Enter Ziva Meditation: a technique for the the modern day that encompasses meditation, mindfulness & manifesting, designed to unlock your full potential. Today we talk to Emily Fletcher about:

  • why we should bother investing our precious time sitting with our eyes closed every day
  • whether you really can learn to meditate online
  • what's different about this style of meditation

Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance.

The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, Harvard Business School and Barclays Bank. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Tony & Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents and social entrepreneurs.

For a free guided meditations, visit:

https://stresslessthebook.com/gift/

https://brodiewelch.com/classes-and-meditations/

 

Find Emily Fletcher: https://zivameditation.com/contact-us/

Find Emily's Book, "Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance": Stress Less

Ziva Meditation: https://zivameditation.com/

 

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Prefer Your Meditation in Motion? 

Brodie will teach you how. Visit https://brodiewelch.com/product/12-treasures-qi-gong/ to learn more.

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