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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: August, 2020
Aug 26, 2020

Operating with a sustainable level of energy is not exactly a practice that's encouraged in our culture. Particularly in times of intense, prolonged stress, finding ways to feel nourished by what we're creating in the world and avoiding burnout are vital aspects to our health and happiness.

Eileen McDargh joins us to help define what burnout is, who it affects, and how we can work on cultivating resilience in order to move from feeling burnt out to breaking through. As she says, crafting together the life of our work and the work of our life is done through small steps, the same way we would cultivate a garden.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Reflecting on 200 episodes and the true costs of what we say yes to
  • Why she disagrees with the WHO's classification of burnout as an occupational hazard
  • How energy management fits into resilience
  • What the personal prompts are that can help us break out of burnout
  • Eileen’s tips for avoiding burnout while working from home

Eileen McDargh has been called a hope merchant although she says she has been put on earth for comic relief.

She’s an internationally recognized keynote speaker, master facilitator, and award-winning author with expertise in resiliency and leadership. Her articles have appeared in countless publications and two of her seven books have been awarded national recognition. Her latest book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters, launches in August 2020.

In 2020 Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, also ranked her 5th of the World’s Top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

She’s a runner, a weight lifter, and a lover of all things DARK chocolate.

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Burnout to Breakthrough by Eileen McDargh

Burnout by Dr. Herbert J. Freudenberger

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Aug 19, 2020

In a yang addicted society, particularly in the COVID era, falling asleep and staying asleep can be a serious challenge. Unfortunately, there's no one size fits all solution to better sleep, but if we start to treat our symptoms as places to get curious, we can begin to recognize some of the patterns that will lead us in the right direction.

Dr. Damiana Corca joins this conversation to discuss some whole body approaches to getting better sleep. She encourages us to balance our yin and yang activity because in order to achieve, we have to rest.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she starts dialing into what insomnia looks like for individual patients
  • What her philosophy is on splitting the day evenly between yin and yang
  • The role of melatonin and her thoughts on using supplements
  • What she’s seen as the most common types of insomnia
  • Why it’s beneficial to identify signs of problems as they build, even before symptoms appear

Dr. Damiana Corca is a sleep & wellness specialist helping people sleep better by using principles from functional medicine and Chinese medicine. Her practice is devoted to helping individuals heal from chronic sleep issues, and just as important, teaching how to prevent insomnia from developing in the first place. Her book on insomnia, to be published in winter of 2020, looks at the 5 insomniac types and a functional approach to healing insomnia.

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The Spark in the Machine by Dr. Daniel Keown

Is Napping Good For You? By Dr. Damiana Corca

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Aug 12, 2020

Understanding our traits and tendencies through a framework like the Five Elements can allow us to step beyond allopathic identifiers and change the framing. Doing so often helps us to steer ourselves in the direction of health rather than disease by connecting with what we're specifically experiencing.

Mindi K. Counts shares a ton of great insights for how we can start to get in touch with and nurture our health by applying the Five Elements to both our physical and emotional wellbeing.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she found her way to this profession
  • Her approach for helping people understand their own stories
  • A brief overview of the mental and emotional aspects to the  Five Element framework
  • Why it’s important to look at both the virtues and weaknesses of the elements

Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc., is an integrative medical practitioner and Five-Element acupuncturist. Co-founder of the ​Inner Ocean Center for Healing​, Mindi is a keynote speaker, retreat leader and teacher. She is the author of Everyday Chinese Medicine and a contributing author to the Trauma Toolkit and Singing Our Heart’s Song.

She is the founder of the international nonprofit ​Inner Ocean Empowerment Project​, providing holistic healthcare and education through volunteer service missions to underserved populations around the world and in the U.S. She has been featured in several publications including Dr. Oz’s The Good Life magazine for her work in Indian slum communities, Burmese refugee clinics and earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal.

Mindi is a graduate of Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychology program and holds a Master’s degree in Classical Five Element Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She lives with her family and rescued pit bulls in the foothills of Colorado.

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