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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: October, 2019
Oct 30, 2019

Power is a complicated structure. With dimensions relating to both the yin and yang, those different aspects of power ultimately support and amplify each other. If we want to feel more powerful and reinforce that feeling for those around us, it starts with self-care.

As Audre Lorde put it, self-care can be a political act that expresses our own power outwardly. It also enables us to nurture our relationships. How we take care of ourselves is at the root of our power of presence and the energy that we show up with in the world to help amplify the power of others.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why presumptions of capability can shape feelings of power
  • The feedback loop between how we take care of ourselves and how we feel
  • How aligning outward actions with inward values strengthens both
  • The importance of your environment in amplifying your power

 

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Audre Lorde

Uses of the Erotic by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde reads Uses of the Erotic

Merk Nepo

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Free Balancing Yin and Yang Meditation

Oct 16, 2019

Creating and maintaining healthy habits is often the biggest lever that we can pull to affect our health and happiness, but it can be an incredibly difficult process to change our behavior and create those lasting habits. Through her medical training and research, Dr. Kyra Bobinet has begun helping people to close the gap between the brain and behavior through behavioral neuroscience design. She shares her wisdom about how staying in effort can lead us to turn our healthy habits into automation.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Dr. Bobinet’s journey into becoming a behavior designer as she followed her curiosity
  • How to move our good intentions into being habits
  • The two big things people get wrong when building new habits
  • Why she says that no one changes alone
  • What she found in her research about what makes change stick

Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH, is a behavior neuroscience designer specializing in behavior change. As CEO/founder of engagedIN, Dr. Bobinet designs large-scale health and wellness products that impact hundreds of millions globally. She has an MD from UCSF School of Medicine, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and is consulting faculty at Stanford School of Medicine. Recipient of the 2015 Harvard TH Chan Innovator Award and designer of a patented clinical algorithm, her team is currently developing a habit engine AI for their Fortune 10 customer.

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Jaak Panksepp

Episode 105: NeuroMeditation with Dr. Jeff Tarrant

Well Designed Life  by Dr. Kyra Bobinet

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engagedIN

Fresh Tri

Change Training Center

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Find out more about the benefits of Qi Gong

Oct 2, 2019

Certain changes in our lives can often make us feel so exhausted and overwhelmed because it feels like there isn't anything we can do about the situation.

When Priya Massand was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and told there was nothing she could do except take the medication, it put an incredible strain on her. What turned her mindset around was the discovery that there were lifestyle and habit changes she could make that ended up delivering results. Even though there was a lot of work involved in taking this massive action to change her movement practices, the way she ate, and other big parts of her life, it was a relief to her to be able to reject the idea that there was nothing she could do about the condition of her body and life.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis became a catalyst for change in her life
  • The challenges associated with diagnosing MS
  • What changes Priya has discovered to be helpful in living with MS
  • How being in MS support groups differed from being in the Level Up community
  • The effects that enhancing her self-compassion has had on her life

Priya Massand is a holistic health coach and has been working in nutrition and public health for 12 years. Her journey has taken her from an unhealthy lifestyle for most of her young life to an eventual place of understanding the concepts of health consciousness and self-care. Her years living in West Africa sparked an interest in health education, and her own health transformation led to pursuit of a graduate degree in Public Health at Hunter College. Her later battle with Multiple Sclerosis drove her to dig deeper into the realm of holistic health, and she pursued studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She now runs Shafi Wellness, a health and wellness business, through which she strives to support others, especially women with auto-immune disorders, on their path to healing.

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Dr. Terry Wahls

Episode 127: Reversing Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls

Minding Your Mitochondria

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