Podcast

Mending the fabric of the female health story.

Podcast

Mending the fabric of the female health story.

288: Blood Sugar Regulation and Why It Matters w/ Mary Miller Brooks

288: Blood Sugar Regulation and Why It Matters w/ Mary Miller Brooks

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).

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287: Menopause: A time to level up not fade out w/ Dr. Stacy Sims

287: Menopause: A time to level up not fade out w/ Dr. Stacy Sims

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.

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286: Making Peace With Discomfort

286: Making Peace With Discomfort

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.

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285: Stepping Into Your Power Years

285: Stepping Into Your Power Years

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:)

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284: The life changing skill of becoming your own coach.

284: The life changing skill of becoming your own coach.

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.

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283: The Path to Health Reimagined

283: The Path to Health Reimagined

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.

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282: Mental Health IS Health

282: Mental Health IS Health

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.

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281: The Dieting Game Is Rigged

281: The Dieting Game Is Rigged

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.

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280: Stop blaming your body.

280: Stop blaming your body.

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.

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279: Dear midlife woman…

279: Dear midlife woman…

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.

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278: Health is a verb.

278: Health is a verb.

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.

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277: How to show up for yourself on the regular.

277: How to show up for yourself on the regular.

Ever notice that you consistently show up for the things you care about?

Your kids.
Your pets.
Your partner.
Your job.

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.

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276: Permission to Feel (and why it is so very good for your health)

276: Permission to Feel (and why it is so very good for your health)

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.

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275: When the data says you’re “well” but you feel far from it.

275: When the data says you’re “well” but you feel far from it.

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.

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274: Self-care is really just basecamp.

274: Self-care is really just basecamp.

YOU are an incredibly unique human expression.

YOU are here to cause, contribute and inspire things in the world in a way that only you can.

And…

It is really freaking hard to be a fully expressed human doing the work she feels called to do in the world when you are living in a constant state of illness, reactivity, frustration, and self-doubt.

Self-care isn’t about fitting into your skinny jeans and feeling Instagram-worthy on your beach vacation. Self-care is what allows you to show up as your most vibrant self so you can do the most important work of your life. It’s the basecamp for the mountain you are really here to summit.

So, in this episode, I explore the basic measure that makes a massive impact on fortifying your chemistry, so you are in the best condition for whatever it is you decide to make this lifetime about.

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273: Your Weight is NOT the Problem

273: Your Weight is NOT the Problem

Our culture LOVES to focus on “weight loss” as the linchpin to improved health, but that is problematic for so many reasons…

There are a TON of unhealthy ways to lose weight.
It is possible to be thin and metabolically obese.
Your lifestyle habits influence your health more than your weight actually does.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I challenge you to drop the “my weight is the problem” storyline and instead, shift your focus to the real problems.

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272: Preparing to Succeed

272: Preparing to Succeed

Trying to make a significant change in your life without doing a little prep work (carving out time, making a plan, putting forethought into obstacles that may arise) often makes all the difference between success and failure.

Yes, prep takes time.
No, prep is not fun and exciting.

BUT…

Prep makes success so much more likely.

Which is why I chose “Preparing to Succeed” as this week’s podcast topic.

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271: Healing & Fortifying the Face Naturally w/ Andrea Fairborn

271: Healing & Fortifying the Face Naturally w/ Andrea Fairborn

There are so many options available when it comes to skincare these days, especially when it comes to treatments for the face. And while we are hearing plenty about treatments like botox, fillers and plastic surgery, we are not hearing enough about the natural treatments available.

To help fill that gap, I have invited my friend and facialist extraordinaire, Andrea Fairborn to the Grace & Grit podcast to share with us some very powerful and alternative therapies for honoring the health of your face. We don’t just address skin care in this interview, we also discuss ways to condition the muscles of the face, and how practices like reflexology and even nutrition can help support the health of the face.

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270: Smart Body Smart Mind w/ Irene Lyon

270: Smart Body Smart Mind w/ Irene Lyon

I have had Irene Lyon on the Grace & Grit podcast more than any other guest EVER.

Why?

Because her work has influenced my life and the life of so many of my students in powerful ways.

She has a gift for helping people tune into the body, listen to its wisdom, and then respond in ways that serve our wellbeing rather than destroy it.

The doors for Irene’s 12-week program, Smart Body Smart Mind opens later this month and in this episode, I share my own experience in the program with the hopes that it will give others the courage to take the leap to register as well.

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269: Women Who Rumble Together, Rise Together

269: Women Who Rumble Together, Rise Together

In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast I have 5 incredible women joining me who have fiercely committed to putting their healthiest years ahead of them and in dedication to that endeavor, decided to join me inside of my Rumble & Rise community.

They are here to share with you the work they have called themselves to do, how they have stayed the course despite the rumbles they face and to celebrate some of the ways in which they are rising.

And, yes, I am sharing this with you with the hopes that you too will decide to bet on yourself and join us inside this one-of-a-kind community.

If you enjoyed this podcast today and you can hear yourself in these women, I would be honored to have you join us inside of Rumble & Rise.

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268: Facing the Truth of Your Life

268: Facing the Truth of Your Life

Who you are currently being in the world is a culmination of the things you have practiced so many times you have quite literally become those things.

Clients will often say, “that’s just the way I am” as if they are bound to that way of being forever.

Not true!

If your practices to this point in your life shaped your current state of being, new practices can develop you into a new state.

To develop new practices, however, you are going to have to face the truth of your current practices (minus the blame, shame, and judgment).

In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I am sharing a few tips and tricks on how to do just that.

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267: The Gifts of Sobriety w/ Veronica Valli

267: The Gifts of Sobriety w/ Veronica Valli

I talk a lot in my work about the concept of Buffering, which is when we try to change our emotional landscape with something outside of us.

We feel lonely so we eat.
We feel bored so we scroll social media.
We are stressed or uncomfortable so we drink.

The problem with buffering is two-fold:
It distracts us from the truth of our life.
It has long-term consequences.

Buffering with alcohol has some unique consequences I believe for the perimenopausal and menopausal populations, which is the age group I primarily work with.

So I could not be more thrilled to be hosting Veronica Valli on the podcast.

Veronica Valli is changing the narrative on sobriety. With 21 years of sobriety and 19 years of experience as a recovery coach and psychotherapist, she understands that there is no ONE path to sobriety.

I adore Veronica, her message, and her mission and I am excited for you to tune into this conversation that we recently had.

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266: The Intro & Outro of Your Day

266: The Intro & Outro of Your Day

It is downright impossible to create new possibilities for your life if you are living in reaction mode.

After all, your reactions are a byproduct of what you have been practicing. So, if you want to generate new outcomes, you have to practice new things, which means getting very intentional about how you live your days.

In this week’s episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I discuss one of the most important foundational elements of doing just that.

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265: Integrate to Elevate Your Health & Well-Being

265: Integrate to Elevate Your Health & Well-Being

Welcome to 2022!

Whatever it is your want for your health this year, I hope you go after it remembering that you are a multidimensional and dynamic human.

This means, if you want the changes you make to STICK – you’ll want your strategy to integrate the wholeness of your life not isolate parts of it.

Not sure what that means? Check out this week’s episode.

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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.

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