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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: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

We typically know the things we need to do to take better care of ourselves, so why is it so difficult to make healthy choices and prioritize those healthy habits?

Erika Flint shares why the awareness usually isn't enough and that we need to take a look under the hood at what's driving our behavior from a subconscious level. Through her expertise as a hypnotist, she helps people to change their inner operating system in order to tackle limiting beliefs and regain control of their lives.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How her search for fulfillment in her career guided her to hypnosis
  • What an imprint is and why it’s important to our subconscious
  • Why there is so much power in just realizing we have choices in how we respond
  • Background on how she works with clients and what kind of results they can see
  • Some useful brain hacks Erika has found in her research and experience

Erika Flint is an award-winning hypnotist, three time best-selling author, speaker on hypnosis and the self-actualized mind, and a co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center for Training & Services in Bellingham, Washington.

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Hypnosis, Etc. Podcast

Reprogram Your Weight by Erika Flint

Lighter by Erika Flint

Can You Be a Hypnotist? by Erika Flint

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Cascade Hypnosis Training

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Apr 22, 2020

In this time of social distancing and isolation, one of our natural tendencies is to eat as a way of coping with stress and anxiety. Tricia Nelson is an expert in this connection between eating and emotions and she cautions against trying to use food to feed our soul hunger.

Tricia offers some great insight and practical advice into ways to slow down and reevaluate what underlying feelings might be nudging us towards attempting to cover up our emotions by eating. Her wisdom can help us all navigate this time of uncertainty with more efficiency and without constantly running to the kitchen.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The experiences in her life that led to the birth of Heal Your Hunger
  • Why she describes emotional eating as a spectrum
  • Some specific ideas for ways to change our state when we feel a food craving
  • How to differentiate overeating from giving your body what it requires

Tricia Nelson lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating. Tricia has spent over thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality. Tricia is an Emotional Eating Expert and author of the #1 bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now. She also certifies health coaches so they can get better results, referrals and revenue by helping their clients overcome emotional eating. Tricia is the host of the popular podcast, The Heal Your Hunger Show and is a highly regarded speaker. Tricia has been featured on NBC, CBS, KTLA, FOX and Discovery Health.

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Heal Your Hunger by Tricia Nelson

Free resource for avoiding emotional eating while stuck at home!

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Apr 15, 2020

A lack of confidence can be a huge roadblock in many aspects of our lives, but fortunately we can cultivate this in ourselves. Dr. Joan Rosenberg joins us to share how looking inward at how we approach life can be a pathway to deepening our sense of confidence.

Dr. Rosenberg provides a framework for moving through that which is unpleasant in order to achieve congruence with our bodies and feelings. Happiness, in her definition, is inner peace.

Just as a heads up, some of the links that follow are affiliate links for upcoming programs.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she defines confidence and where it comes from
  • What the three components of her formula for dealing with unpleasant feelings are
  • Why it’s so important to stay present with unpleasant feelings rather than ignoring them
  • Tips for staying present and riding the waves of your feelings
  • Why harsh self-criticism can be so detrimental

Best-selling author, consultant, and master clinician, Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist who is known as an innovative thinker, acclaimed speaker and trainer. As a two-time TEDx speaker and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she has been recognized for her thought leadership and influence in personal development. Dr. Rosenberg has been featured in the documentaries “I Am”, “The Miracle Mindset”, “Pursuing Happiness” and “The Hidden Epidemic”. She’s been seen on CNN’s American Morning, and ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS and OWN networks, as well as appearances and radio interviews in all of the major metropolitan markets. A California-licensed psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg speaks on how to build confidence, emotional strength, and resilience; how to achieve emotional, conversational and relationship mastery; how to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy; and suicide prevention. An Air Force veteran, she is a professor of graduate psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. Her latest book, 90 Seconds to a Life you Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity, was released February 2019.

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Confident Women Rising 

Dr. Jill Taylor

Dr. Kristin Neff - Mindful Self-Compassion

Dr. Rosenberg’s TEDx Talk on Emotional Mastery

Dr. Rosenberg’s TEDx Talk on Grief

Episode 115: Self-Discipline and Kindness with Courtney Townley

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Apr 8, 2020

Despite the significant percentage of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, it often goes undiagnosed or diagnosed incorrectly. If you're a women concerned about irregular periods, problems with ovulation, or other symptoms, this episode could be particularly relevant.

Melissa Lee joins this conversation to examine different pieces of the PCOS puzzle. Rather than finding medications that mask the symptoms, Melissa advocates for changing how you're living to address the issues head on.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why there’s so much difficulty around recognizing and diagnosing PCOS
  • How Melissa’s journey with PCOS organically transitioned her into her current niche
  • The role that good fats play in her diet now
  • What advice she has around weight loss for women who suspect they may have PCOS

Melissa Lee is a women's health coach specializing in PCOS and weight loss. She focuses on sustainable lifestyle changes and helps her clients feel comfortable in their clothes again.

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Melissa’s free lifestyle downloads

Ep. 140: Beyond the Pill with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Ep 98: Low Tox Living with Alexx Stuart

Ep 152: DIY Detox with Bridgit Danner

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Apr 1, 2020

When we're trying to stay healthy, it's crucial to remember there are multiple ways of looking at our health and multiple paths to creating balance in our own ecosystems. During this COVID-19 pandemic, how can we approach restoring our balance through a combination of Chinese Medicine and western medicine?

Dr. Sandra Subotich dives deep into some ways that we can work to stay happy and healthy in these stressful times. She goes into detail on some of her herbal approaches as well as some practices we can all use to help stay well.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What her experience has been like working with COVID-19 patients
  • Some of her steps for getting a sense of what herbs someone needs
  • Why Chinese Medicine is uniquely positioned to help in the current crisis
  • Walking through some immune-boosting and anxiety-relieving breathing exercise

Dr. Sandra Subotich is a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine. She started her studies in Chinese Medicine at World Medicine Institute Tai Hsuan, a small Daoist school in Honolulu, HI, where she was trained in TCM as well as ancient Daoist practices. She then completed her masters and her doctorate at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. Sandra also studied in various parts of China, spending time at many hospitals as well as training in the temples and countryside with various Daoist Priests. Sandra has been in practice for nearly a decade and has spent that entire time in integrative settings, working closely with MDs, DOs, Chiropractors, functional medicine doctors, and massage therapists. She is passionate about bridging the gap between eastern and western medicine and finding common ground while working to address each person’s well being. Her specialities include chronic pain, autoimmune and gastrointestinal disorders as well as psycho-spiritual issues including anxiety, depression and trauma.

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Whole Health Chicago

Dr. Subotich’s Qi Gong videos

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