Mending the fabric of the female health story.
Mending the fabric of the female health story.
When it comes to fat loss, your hormonal health matters… a lot!
Your hormones are the government of your body, so when they are out of alignment, messages aren’t communicated correctly, things get a little (or VERY) confused and a lot of metabolic dysfunction ensues:
Your gut health gets disrupted.
Your mental health takes a hit.
Your organ’s ability to function at full capacity declines.
Your muscle health suffers.
… just to name a few things.
And all of this chaos, in turn, contributes to even more hormonal dysfunction and round and round it goes making fat loss feel impossible.
So the question is:
How do you heal and fortify your hormonal landscape?
Weight loss is not a conversation I am interested in for so many reasons. Healthy fat loss, however, IS a topic that I am interested in having with the right women at the right time.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I bring some clarity to what can be a very confusing topic. More specifically, I discuss:
• Why I don’t believe fat loss is the right conversation to be having with all women who want to “lose weight”
• Why where you carry your weight matters
• Why focusing on healing and building muscle is smarter than focusing on losing fat
• The three-part process for changing body composition that protects a woman’s mental health as she works to improve her physical health
… and so much more.
Have a listen. I hope it helps or, at the very least, you learn a little something.
Back to the Grace & Grit Podcast for the second time, Amanda Thebe gives us insight into her new book, Menopocalypse.
This book is a brilliant read for any woman who is trying to navigate her way through the hormonal fluctuations and uncertainties of perimenopause and menopause.
Listen in as Amanda and I have a very real conversation about the menopausal years and what you can do to travel through them with more ease and grace.
The Grace & Grit Podcast is about to enter its 6th year of production and in the over 215 episodes that I have recorded, I have only specifically addressed the topic of weight loss a couple of times.
And, that has been VERY intentional.
If you want to hear more about my thoughts about weight loss, do not miss this episode.
How might your physical health improve if your financial health improved?
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, my friend and financial expert, Hilary Hendershott helps up explore precisely that.
If you are someone who’s financial health could use a little (or a lot) of TLC, you do not want to miss this episode.
This is our final episode in our Unrelenting Ownership theme and in it I talk about what it means to:
=> own your motivation
=> own your strategy
=> own your failure
=> own your success
Have a listen and let me know if it helps!
Your relationship with time is a very big deal because how you spend your time will either bring you closer to the life you said you wanted to live… or further away.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I give you some ideas for how to improve your relationship with time, so you can spend less time in a space of overwhelm and more time with what matters most to you.
What is possible for your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.
=> What you choose to believe about your life.
=> What you choose to believe about yourself.
=> What you choose to make failures and obstacles mean.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I explore what it means to own your possibility regardless of what has happened in the past or what might happen in the future:)
Have a listen and share your thoughts!
Most women I work with have spent a lifetime trying to prove or earn their worth, but worthiness is not something you need to hustle for.
Worthiness is baked into your humanity.
That being said, worth does need to be acknowledged… BY YOU because if you don’t think you are worthy of time and attention, you won’t show up to do the things you are being called to do.
This month on the Grace & Grit podcast I am talking about what it means to take Unrelenting Ownership of your health, and ultimately, your life. In this episode, I talk about why it is so important to answer the call to own your worth.
More than ever the world needs people who are grounded, resilient, and operating from a space of proactive thinking NOT reactive thinking.
I dedicated the entire past month on the Grace & Grit Podcast to The Practice of Realignment to help you stabilize yourself when life may be feeling more difficult and uncertain than ever.
In part 3 of this series, I give you 3 steps to make your realignment, and your long-term success, not just possible but probable.
All month long on the Grace & Grit podcast, we have been talking about the Practice of Realignment because life is going to present you with a LOT of opportunities to get “thrown off your game” in terms of your self-care.
And when you do… there are graceful ways to pivot yourself back with less struggle and more grace. Really.
In part 1 of this series (episode 209), I introduced the first two steps of realignment.
In this episode, I dish out the 3rd and MOST potent thing consider when working to realign yourself.
To say that 2020 has thrown us a curveball is a massive understatement.
Routines have been disrupted, new stressors have emerged and a lot of people are struggling to navigate these new waters while keeping their mental and physical health in check.
I get it! I have been swimming in those waters too.
So, I am dedicating the entire month of the Grace & Grit Podcast to “Realignment” and in today’s episode I dish out a few tips and tricks for helping you get traction with your self-care in this new reality.
Have a listen. I hope it helps!
I have long wanted to have an expert come on the Grace & Grit podcast to talk about sex because having worked with hundreds of clients over the years, I know there is a lot of shame, resentment, and frustration about what happens, or doesn’t happen, in the bedroom.
Since our theme this month is pleasure, I thought this would be the perfect time to broach this topic.
My guest, Janna-Denton Howes, is a Sex Coach who specializes in helping married women want and enjoy sex more with their husbands.
We cover a ton of ground in this episode, including:
=> How to prioritize pleasure (like sex) in your life and how it benefits your health
=> How to design a safe and enjoyable sexual experience
=> How to ask for what you need
=> How to reconnect to your body’s “pleasure potential”
=> How to set boundaries inside and outside of the bedroom
… and so much more.
The human brain is hard-wired to seek pleasure.
The problem is we are living at a time where concentrated pleasures are being sold to at every turn and our over-consumption of them is actually hurting our well-being.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I talk about natural vs false pleasure and why the type you pursue will have a huge impact on the future of your health.
Emotion can be incredibly helpful or horribly destructive depending on what we do to process them or if we process them at all.
I deeply wish that emotional management was a course taught in primary school. There is so much needless suffering in the world because people either do not allow themselves to feel difficult emotion or they don’t take responsibility where they can for the emotion they do feel.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I talk about why learning how to FEEL all emotion is so important to your health and how to retrain yourself to feel emotion rather than deny, resist or numb it.
Admitting where we could do better is not necessarily fun, but oh-so-important to our personal health and even to the health of the world at large. The past few weeks have shown me where I could serve women (all women) better AND reminded me of the art of listening.
I wish I could tell you that deep health could be attained by following a playbook that worked for someone else’s life, but that’s not how it works (the horrific failure rate of the diet industry is proof of that).
Deep health requires deep inner work so YOU can author the playbook for your own life.
I meet women every day who say they want to get off the diet hamster wheel but they also want to avoid the inner work at all costs.
Inner work isn’t optional if you want to nourish your mental and physical health in a way that is sustainable.
In this episode, I talk about what inner work is and why it is the very thing that will help you rise in the most powerful way to the occasion that is your life.
I have long believed that improving health, be it mental or physical, is a practice of self-leadership. Self-leadership is a practice of righting decisions and habits that may no longer be serving you.
To move your life to higher ground, you must be willing to rumble between who you have been and ultimately who you want to be.
Rumbling is how we learn, how we grow, and ultimately how we become stronger and more confident versions of ourselves.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I explain why rumbling is so necessary to the change process and how to rumble well.
This week for the podcast I decided to reach out to my community and ask them what they were rumbling with, and I got some GREAT questions that are going to be relevant to a lot of women. Listen in and feel free to drop your own questions in the comments for me to answer in a future podcast.
Yes, life is a little (or a lot) disorienting right now and we are being challenged in new ways.
It is all too easy to focus on everything that is wrong with our current reality and why it shouldn’t be happening. The sooner you stop fighting reality (because let’s be honest you will never win that argument) the easier you will be able to navigate your way through it.
No, we cannot control what is happening out in the world (pandemic) but we can control how we live this day despite what is going on in the world.
You can control how you show up today.
You can control how you spend your time.
You can control how you feel
You can control what you choose to focus on.
And in this episode, I teach you one of the most powerful practices I know to help you do just that.
Weeks ago I asked the Grace & Grit community members what they thought I should talk about on the 200th episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast. The word “resilience” came up more than once, which I love because I think we need to be reminded of our capacity for resilience now more than ever.
So in this episode, I weave together a celebration for our 200th episode on the Grace & Grit Podcast and a conversation about what it takes to fortify your resilience.
The diet industry is a multibillion-dollar industry that has sold people on the notion that “what works for one person will work for everyone”. And it has failed, miserably.
Wellness is not a cookie-cutter formula that can be applied to every human. In fact, the path that will return a person to a state of well-being is as unique as the individual who is pursuing it.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I have invited my friend and nutritionist extraordinaire, Mary Miller Brooks to the show, to discuss why it is so important to customize the journey back to health.
We cover a lot of ground, discussing things like:
=> gut health
=> thyroid health
=> food mapping
=> sweating as a detox mechanism
…and so much more!
In the age of diet dogma and copious amounts of nutrition information available at your fingertips, I think it is more important than ever to turn inwards and ask yourself what is working for you.
What is your food philosophy and are you living in alignment with it?
Surprisingly, although many women can quickly tell you their food beliefs, they aren’t necessarily living in line with those beliefs.
Check out this episode to get clarity around your own beliefs about food and examine if those beliefs are serving you or not.
When it comes to health in modern-day culture, we have a commitment issue. The truth is, you will never learn to be consistent if you don’t learn to commit.
We commit to marriages.
We commit to our kids.
We commit to our careers.
We commit to our retirement funds.
When it comes to our health? Not so much.
Think about how your health would improve if you could commit to improving it with the depth that you have committed to other areas of your life?
In this episode, I talk about why understanding your level of commitment is so important to improving your health and even give you questions to ask yourself to better understand the depth of your commitments to yourself.
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.