Mending the fabric of the female health story.
Mending the fabric of the female health story.
There are a lot of promises you could make to yourself in dedication to up-leveling your health and your life, but some promises are more powerful than others.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I invite you to expand the promises you are making to yourself so you can “stay the course” with the things that truly nourish your body, mind, and soul.
Structure helps us live our lives in alignment with what we say we want. Spontaneity allows for creativity, adventure, and receptivity to what life has to offer us.
The human brain often clings to one while neglecting the other, but we benefit from having both in our life.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I invite you to explore what might need to shift for you to find the sweet spot between the two.
It is bound to happen.
You are going to have a day, probably many, along the path to moving your life to higher ground where self-doubt creeps in and you convince yourself that you aren’t making progress.
And, in that moment…
I hope you will extend yourself the grace of pausing and asking yourself the questions I suggest in this podcast.
Irene Lyon has been the most frequent guest on this show… for good reason.
Nervous system health is the basis of EVERYTHING. It doesn’t only impact your health, it impacts every facet of your life including:
=> How you handle setbacks, challenges, and disappointments in your life.
=> If you will go after the things you are really here to cause and contribute.
=> The health of every relationship you will ever have.
If you are struggling to reach your goals, listen up.
There is nothing wrong with you but… your approach to goals? That just might need an upgrade.
I have fallen in love with the process of setting and pursuing goals in the past few years and NOT for the reasons you might think.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I teach you how to reshape your relationship with goals so you can ditch the struggle and actually start enjoying the process.
I am not the same person I was 10 years ago. I bet you aren’t either.
Life changes us. We learn, we grow and, with a willingness to keep fighting the good fight, we become more robust versions of our former selves.
This podcast has been no different.
I started this podcast 7 years ago because I was frustrated that “women’s health” was being crammed into a tiny little conversation of diet and exercise.
Today I continue this podcast because I don’t just want to encourage women to think about health in a more expansive way, I want to encourage them to think about their life in a more expansive way.
It was time for a reintroduction:)
The time, energy and other precious resources lost to NOT making decisions in your life can be massive and I don’t know anyone who can afford to lose these types of resources.
Learning to make decisions faster and with more confidence can quite literally change your life.
That’s the conversation we are having on this week’s episode of the Grace & Grit podcast.
Making a commitment to show up for yourself in a new way can feel exciting at first, but as the weeks pass by and novelty starts to fade, staying faithful to your commitment can start to feel hard. And…
A lot of that hardness is self-induced. Which is great news because it means you have a lot of control over the difficulty you face with any commitment that you make.
Your commitments need commitments:) This is a practice I teach my students to ensure that they stay the course with more consistency and ease.
In this episode, I break this concept down for you and share some of the commitments I encourage my own community members to make in dedication to their own process.
The benefits of strength training regularly are many, especially for the midlife woman.
And there are a lot of reasons why you may have never built a practice of it or simply strayed from a practice you once had.
In this episode, I remind you of why strength training is so valuable to the human body and how to establish (or reestablish) a practice of it so you can start reaping all those benefits.
There is so much value in taking a few minutes each morning to align yourself with the version of you that you want most fully expressed in the world.
I am a big believer that how you start your day is a big indicator of how the rest of your day will roll.
In this episode, we explore the immense benefits of being intentional about how you greet the day and how you can start designing a morning routine that gives you a much greater chance of showing up with grace and ease no matter what the day throws you.
This past month inside of my Rumble & Rise membership community I taught an in-depth class all about mending our relationship with sugar. More specifically, how to regulate blood sugar. And…
As a bonus to the masterclass that I taught, I invited my dear friend and nutritionist extraordinaire, Mary Miller Brooks, in to have a conversion with me.
The conversation was so rich, I decided to share it with the Grace & Grit community.
In this interview, Mary & I discuss:
• What blood sugar is,
• The consequences of dysregulated blood sugar,
• Lifestyle factors that influence blood sugar,
• Ways to measure blood sugar
… and so much more!
If you are interested in better understanding blood sugar regulation give this a listen (better yet… come join us inside the Rumble & Rise community).
Let’s face it the years surrounding menopause can be rough. Stress is elevating, hormones are declining and our body is starting to do things we are struggling to understand.
As tempting as it may be, it is NOT time to fade into the background, it is time to level up.
Enter, my guest today Dr. Stacy Sims.
Stacy is a forward-thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance, especially for women.
Her latest book, Next Level, breaks down the underlying causes of menopause and, more importantly, arms you with advice from the latest and greatest research on what to do about it. And she graciously shares some powerful takeaways from that book in this episode.
Taking responsibility for your health and happiness is going to make you uncomfortable AND…
It is going to make other people uncomfortable.
How you rumble with discomfort is going to determine if you move your life to higher ground or not.
In this episode, I help you reframe your relationship with discomfort so you stop fearing it and start seeking it out.
I have coached hundreds of women as they transition into menopause.
I have interviewed and been mentored by dozens of professionals who specialize in women’s health at midlife.
Heck, I AM a woman in midlife.
All this to say…
I have learned a few things about the menopausal years, most notably perhaps, is that it is both an ending AND a BEGINNING!
And this podcast is dedicated to helping you make the most of that beginning:)
It took me a very large chunk of my career to realize that if I truly wanted to empower my clients to live their life in a way that nourishes their health, I needed to teach them how to lead NOT to follow.
I think it took me a while to figure this out because I had never been a part of a community that taught health through the lens of self-leadership.
So, I created one.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, TWO members from the Rumble & Rise community share their experiences and how the skills they have learned helped them to mend the relationship they have with themselves and fortified their confidence to direct their own lives.
There is the old (and outdated) path to health.
And there is what I call a better path to health.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast I invite you to consider both to ensure the path you are taking is the one that will help you create the level of well-being you truly crave.
Since it is Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought it would be a GREAT time to remind Grace & Grit Podcast listeners that there is NO health without mental health.
The state of your mental health permeates every decision you make, every relationship you have, every cell of your humanity, and pretty much every moment of your life.
So why is mental health NOT the very first thing we give attention to when our life is feeling off-kilter?
I think it should be:)
In this week’s podcast episode I elaborate on why we need to amplify the importance of mental health in EVERY health conversation and every strategy we use to improve our lives.
Check it out. And if it helps, please consider sharing it.
Regardless if it is intentional or not, most diets are set up for you to fail in 3 ways:
They market to your insecurities.
They do not take into consideration your unique individuality or the wholeness of your life.
They don’t teach the real skillsets of sustainable behavior change.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I do a deep dive into how the dieting game is rigged and, more importantly, give you REAL solutions to the challenges that compel you to sign up for them again and again.
Diet & fitness culture has conditioned women to believe that the body is the thing to fix, mold, restructure or biohack, if you want to feel better about your life. Gah!
In other words, the body becomes the thing we blame (the scapegoat) for all the misaligned ways in which we are showing up in our life. And when you focus on the wrong problem, you can’t fix the actual problem.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast I talk about why you need to stop blaming your body if you truly want to improve your health.
A large majority of my clients and Rumble & Rise members are women between the ages of 40-60.
And I absolutely adore working with this population because during these years a woman is often in the throes of managing the most stress while simultaneously enduring the decline of hormones that actually help her to manage stress.
It can be a very frustrating and disorienting time.
It can also be an incredibly liberating and powerful time.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I share a love letter to the midlife woman who may be rumbling hard right now. If that’s you, take 10 and listen to this episode.
You can rock a swimsuit AND not like yourself.
You can have six packs abs AND suffer from dis-ease.
You can be an amazing athlete AND struggle with disordered eating.
Popular media culture loves to push health as a look, but the truth is health is a way of being.
In this week’s episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I talk about what it means to embody health and the practices that will help you do just that.
Ever notice that you consistently show up for the things you care about?
How about yourself? How consistently do you show up for yourself?
If you laughed and rolled your eyes at that last question because YOU are the very thing you keep sacrificing for all those other things you care about, this podcast episode is for you.
Humans are really good at glorifying certain emotions and demonizing others, which of course causes us to do things that deplete health rather than fortify it.
How might our health improve if we dropped the labels, accepted all emotion as a normal part of the human experience and even practiced pursuing discomfort on purpose?
That is precisely what I help you to explore in this week’s episode of the Grace & Grit podcast.
I can’t tell you the number of women I have worked with over the years who hired me because they don’t feel well even though their blood profiles and hormone panels say that everything is just fine.
Is it all in their head?
No. There is simply more to the story that they have yet to uncover.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I help listeners explore what else might be at play and it’s probably not what you think.
It doesn’t matter why you think you can’t. You absolutely CAN.
This is not just health coaching—it’s a personalized road map to the prime of your life. It’s coaching that will make today feel like the best days of your life are ahead of you, no matter where you’re at right now.