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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: January, 2020
Jan 22, 2020

Our bodies are smart. We can get bogged down in focusing on different cues for how we think our body should be moving or feeling, but Alicia Fajardo encourages us to ease back on those expectations and trust in the wisdom of our bodies. 

If you're interested in learning more about how your body works as an interconnected whole, this conversation on how we think about the substance and space of who we are will really resonate. By paying attention to how different parts of our body relate to each other in space, we can start to unpack and adjust the effects of things like pain and stress on our bodies.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The evolution of her holistic biomechanics from an injury
  • Background on the 19 different senses she’s identified in humans
  • How she defines holistic biomechanics and how she uses it to help clients
  • What effect updating brain maps can have
  • Why we should give our unconscious brain more credit

Alicia Fajardo has been teaching in the movement field for 31 years and has a BS exercise science and sports study. In addition to being certified in a lot of different movement forms, she developed The Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics to teach movement education and motor re-patterning in conjunction with nervous system awareness. Today, she teaches out of the Transformations Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Links:

Katie Silcox - The Shakti School

The Ghee Spot - Ep. 48 Interview With Alicia Fajardo

Molecules of Emotion by Candace B. Pert

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Jan 15, 2020

For both men and women, it's tough to slow down. The effects of not slowing down can end up seeping into our lives in aspects like stress and trouble sleeping which can put us in a fog. When we're in that fog and it seems like the windshield is covered with bugs, it's difficult to find balance and what Stacey Donelson calls our true north.

Stacey acts as a helper and a historian through her Good Life Acupuncture and Wellness Center and Good Life Botanicals practices to help lift that fog and clear the windshield. She shares some really valuable, actionable advice as well as some details on our endocannabinoid system and how it relates to acupuncture.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Some of the patterns that are often expressed in people with stress and sleep trouble
  • The overlap she’s seen in approaches to sleep between Western and Chinese Medicine
  • What phlegm is in Chinese Medicine and how it can be mistaken for Yin deficiency
  • Why our need to rebuild our sense of community is so strong these days
  • How she got started incorporating CBD into her herb formulas

Stacey Donelson is a licensed Acupuncturist and Clinical herbalist who has been nationally board certified since 2011. She received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College of Boulder in 2011 and is currently a doctoral candidate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA.

She is the creator and founder of Good Life Botanicals which creates unique topicals using wild crafted/organic Chinese herbs with whole plant hemp extract. She and her husband live in Longmont, Colorado with their two children where they own and run their own Chinese medicine clinic, Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center, as well as Good Life Botanicals. She has a passion for gardening, horseback riding, reading and spending time with her family traveling the world

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Botanical Biohacking

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Basics of Chinese Medicine

Jan 8, 2020

Privilege has a lot of layers. Each of us, particularly in dominant groups, often benefit from several different layers, which makes the work of unpacking our privilege incredibly important as a step towards helping to bring other voices to the table through allyship.

Erica Courdae shares her wisdom on imperfect allyship as a way to get moving with this emotional work, because perfectionism tends to lead to inaction and that doesn’t help anyone. In order to be healthy, we need to be connected to healthy communities and by working to help everyone be seen and heard, we can improve our communities for everyone in them.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What imperfect allyship is and why it’s important
  • How improving your allyship is no different than any other skill
  • Why microaggressions, that are sometimes less overt, are no less hurtful and damaging
  • Tips for bringing your whole self to holiday gatherings and maintaining your wellbeing

Erica Courdae is an entrepreneur, coach, and consultant. She is dedicated to expanding how multicultural professionals, managers, lawyers, coaches, and creative small business owners interact with the world. Through powerful conversations meant to create dialogue and connection, Erica seamlessly challenges them to perceive their reality through a different lens. Topics including diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion make for the awareness that she uses to create mind shifts for impact. In life and in business. Erica believes talking about important and necessary topics in a safe space creates change and helps people feel comfortable, open, honest, and forward-focused.

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She Podcasts LIVE

Ruth King

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Jan 1, 2020

In the spirit of a new year and taking a step back to replenish ourselves, this episode is a special rebroadcast of a conversation from Andrea Claassen's podcast with a focus on stress and better stress management. A big thanks to Andrea for allowing us to rebroadcast this one.

If you're looking to adjust some of your habits or make an effort to slow down in the new year, there are some very useful insights into doing just that.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The strengths of Chinese Medicine as an engaged, holistic process of healing
  • Why self-care is a feminist issue
  • How society’s yang addiction is counter-productive
  • The importance of investigating the reasons behind habits
  • How Chinese Medicine can serve as a path for people to evolve

Links:

Peaceful Power Podcast #195: Brodie Welch on Slowing Down In a Busy World

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Basics of Chinese Medicine

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