240: The Secret to Putting Your Healthiest Years Ahead of You
Spending your precious time and energy chasing a version of yourself you have been in the past robs you of the opportunity to step into the most evolved and fully expressed version of yourself yet.
This is why the Grace & Grit motto is: Put your healthiest years AHEAD of you not behind you.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast I teach a specific skill that has been a game changer for my clients and students when it comes to improving their health story.Listen Now!
237: The Value of Approaching Health As a Generalist
There are a lot of things that contribute to the “health” of a human. And, yet, we are often sold measures for improving our health that isolate parts of our humanness.
If you want to lose weight, focus on physical health.
If you have depression or anxiety, focus on mental health.
If you are struggling in your relationships, focus on that.
But can you achieve a deep state of health by separating the dimensions of health in this way? I would argue no.
Treating 1 dimension of health in isolation is like strengthening 1 body part to try and improve the conditioning of the entire body.
When aspiring to improve your health, I am a huge proponent of approaching the work as a generalist rather than as a specialist.Listen Now!
229: The real work of deep health.
I am not just interested in helping women create surface-level health.
No, I am interested in helping them create a state of deep health.
And deep health requires deep work.
Tune into this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast to hear more about the concept of deep health and the real work it will take to create it.Listen Now!
183: Renovating Your Life to Support Your Health
I call the years between 40 and 60 the renovation years.
Because of shifting hormones combined with balancing more responsibilities than ever, we are really presented with an opportunity at this age and stage of life to take stock of our total stress load and make some hard choices in how to better manage that.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I share the advice that I believe women in our age bracket need to hear (far beyond cookie-cutter diet and exercise recommendations).Listen Now!
180: Deep Health: A Practice of Unconditional Love
You can’t hate your way health, but oh how women try!
You also can’t just “love yourself” when you have been practicing hating yourself for years or decades.
I have long preached on the podcast that self-respect is the gateway to self-love, and a much easier place for a woman to start improving her relationship with herself.
That being said… self-love IS a worthy pursuit, and not just “self-love” but unconditional self-love.
Most women I have worked with over the years only grant themselves love if it is earned (if they grant themselves love at all), and in this episode, I do a deep dive into why developing unconditional love is paramount for deep health.Listen Now!
179: Deep Health: A Practice of Self-Leadership
There is a more graceful & sustainable way to improving your health than what is being presented to you in the mainstream diet and fitness industry.
Rather than looking outside of yourself for the answers, I believe that it is more about looking inside. Yeah…I know…not what you wanted to hear. Because… inner work…
Isn’t a quick fix.
It isn’t sexy.
It isn’t something that can be captured in a photo on Instagram.
Deep health, in my humble opinion, is only possible to the extent that you are willing to go in and get to know yourself – and the capacity you have to lead yourself.
So this week we are revisiting the power of self-leadership and why it is the linchpin to improving your health story.Listen Now!
178: Deep Health: A Practice of Courage
Consistently honoring the needs of your mind, body and soul is no small thing. It will require you to learn new skills, set boundaries, risk failure, and lean into discomfort often and much.
And you will need a strong dose of courage to do those things.
Cultivating a state of deep health requires that you practice being courageous and in this episode I dish out suggestions for how to do just that.Listen Now!
177: Deep Health: A Practice of Integrity
1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles
2. the state of being whole and undivided
Women come to work with me NOT because of the extra weight they are carrying or the lack of energy they are experiencing (although they often convince themselves that IS why they are seeking out my help).
The real reason women come to work with me is that they want to get themselves out of what I call integrity pain.
What’s integrity pain? The emotional and physical pain that is a direct result of your actions being misaligned with what it is you say you want for your life.
Getting out of integrity pain requires deep honesty with yourself and a willingness to see yourself as a complete and whole person, not just a body.
And that is a very tall order for many women who have spent years, decades and even a lifetime being indoctrinated by the diet industry.Listen Now!
176: Deep Health: A Practice of Expansion
For decades the diet industry has encouraged women to pursue smaller bodies by way of restricting food, which has ultimately, lead to the restriction of so many other things.
Restriction of self-respect.
Restriction of happiness.
Restriction of living life full out.
…until the “weight goal” is achieved.
All this “restriction” is depleting health not fortifying it.
Deep health, which I define extensively in this episode, is created from a place of expansion, not restriction.
Have a listen to this episode to find out more about why I teach expansion to my clients, rather than restriction, as a way to improve health and, if you think it is valuable, share it with another woman who you think could benefit from listening.Listen Now!