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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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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

Some of us constantly find ourselves overcoming obstacle after obstacle that’s ultimately stemming from our own sense of anxiety which amps up everything in our lives. Nancy Jane Smith refers to that set of people as having high-functioning anxiety and, in her experience, that often leads to hitting a wall at some point. In this conversation, Nancy addresses how she helps people to work through those feelings as well as how to navigate through being stuck in this kind of anxiety in order to be kind to yourself and still accomplish your goals.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Nancy differentiates between anxiety and high-functioning anxiety
  • The twofold problem of both having anxiety and developing unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • What the three different voices in your head are called and how they behave
  • The outer benefits of having a kinder inner dialog
  • What Nancy’s ASK process is and how it helps to reduce unwanted stress

Nancy Jane Smith has a Masters Degree in Higher Education and in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with eleven years in private practice and has spent 20+ years working as a counselor/coach. She has written three books on living happier, most notably, The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals. A certified Myers-Briggs®, StrongCareer Assessments®, and Daring Way™ Facilitator, Nancy has brought her light-hearted, practical speaking style to corporations and nonprofits as both a keynote and workshop facilitator like the Bailey Cavalieri Law Firm, CASA of Central Ohio, Wallick Communities and the NAWBO Bradyware Visionary Leadership Conference.

 

Get Nancy's new book, The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier, and Still Accomplish Your Goals

Connect with Nancy:

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Jul 24, 2019

We've talked about shame recently and how it can hold us back, but what about the kind of shame that is deeply rooted in our past, that becomes and internal weight on our soul through the years? Dr. Suvrat Bhargave has extensive experience in helping people work through their vulnerabilities to lift the shame from their lives as a psychiatrist. In this episode, he shares with us some practical approaches to questioning the doubts from which shame can arise as well as why dealing with shame needs to be a balance of our need for connection with our individuality.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Dr. Bhargave’s relationship with shame in his own life
  • Why identifying and confronting shame is so powerful
  • Finding transformation through moments of insight
  • Identifying with your being rather than your roles or actions
  • The blueprint for proving your inherent goodness and divinity to yourself

Suvrat Bhargave, M.D. is a renowned and respected educator, author, speaker, and board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. His uncanny ability to relate to a multi-demographic audience has allowed his practice to reach an unparalleled level of success based on empathy, education, and empowerment. His book, A Moment of Insight: Universal Lessons Learned from a Psychiatrist's Couch, offers practical strategies and thought-provoking narratives to not only understand and persevere through challenging dilemmas, but to see greater purpose during these times. He demonstrates this through poignant patient stories and personal accounts. Affectionately known for his “relatable expertise”, Dr. Bhargave is highly sought after to lecture locally and nationally on a broad range of topics pertaining to personal growth, effective parenting, relationship satisfaction, and mental health conditions. After completing his residency training and specialty fellowship from Duke University, Dr. B (as he is lovingly called by his patients) continued his practice in hospitals, community health, and private practice settings.

 

Links:

A Moment of Insight by Dr. Suvrat Bhargave, M.D.

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Free Balancing Yin and Yang Meditation

Jul 17, 2019

Shame, and the fear of it, can be such a powerful obstacle that it can stop us from doing all sorts of things we want to do, from going to the gym to speaking our truth. So how can we identify and own our shame to break free from that paralysis? In this solo episode, we dig into ways to escape the shame spiral and avoid getting locked down by it in the future.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • My impromptu coaching session in the airport 
  • Why you should avoid adding things to your life without subtracting other things
  • The value in speaking shame and doing so in community
  • How focusing on your why can help you push through perfectionism and fear

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Matt Ragland

Brené Brown

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Jul 10, 2019

As humans, we’ve evolved to have strong, often unconscious reactions to thoughts and situations that might cause us to be in danger.  Sometimes we end up internalizing those thoughts and they become limiting beliefs that impact us far beyond what we might initially realize.  Lael Petersen shared some great insights in our conversation about these beliefs as well as why they’re so common and nothing to feel shame around.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How to identify limiting beliefs
  • Techniques to help make the unconscious conscious and start changing beliefs
  • Why this is a process that takes practice and can be slow
  • The value of immersing yourself in ideas and visualizing the things that help you become the person you want to be.

Lael Petersen is a therapist turned life coach with over 18 years of experience helping women and their families thrive. Her years in private practice combined with her own personal healing journey give her a unique perspective on what it takes to "live our best lives." She currently leads an on-line community of women dedicated to prioritizing their health and mental health and sees clients privately as well.

Links:

Lael’s Website

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Kelly McGonigal

 

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Jul 3, 2019

When I say the word “posture,” do you immediately feel your body tense and gravitate to an unnatural, uncomfortable position?  We often hear this advice about maintaining a rigid posture with certain key elements, but Sukie Baxter joins us to discuss why those misconceptions of posture are harmful and how she defines it instead. Sukie tells us that the way we move our bodies is the way we move through life and that finding a healthy posture is often the key to pain relief and healthy aging.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The benefits of addressing movement dysfunction before we’re in pain and some key warning signs
  • How to use your body to talk to your mind
  • Why we should pay attention to the cues we get from our body, both good and bad,  and ways to respond to those cues
  • The relationship between posture and breath as well as keys to using breath as an assessment tool for the body
  • Sukie’s practices for resilient posture and some of the common advice she gives to her clients

Sukie Baxter is a Posture and Movement Specialist, the author of Perfect Posture for Life and the mastermind behind Whole Body Revolution, an informational resource for posture, pain relief and healthy aging. Sukie helps people change their lives by changing the way they move.

Links:

Perfect Posture For Life by Sukie Baxter 

Whole Body Revolution

Sukie’s free guide, No More Tight Muscles

Sukie’s Posture Rehab course

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Emilie Conrad 

Digital Dementia 

Amy Cuddy 

 

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