142: Creating Sustainable Life Satisfaction w/ Dr. Jennifer Guttman
My guest today, Dr. Jennifer Guttman, believes that happiness is a fleeting emotion, an endorphin rush, a chemical high, and that our culture’s current obsession with “happiness” is causing suffering.
Dr. Guttman teaches that while sustainable happiness isn’t a realistic goal, satisfaction can be achieved.
To hear more about what Dr. Guttman refers to as “Sustainable Life Satisfaction” check out this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast.Listen Now!
081: Hungry for Happiness w/ Samantha Skelly
“I really love being a diet”, said no one ever.
Dieting sucks. You know it and I know it.
Being in a constant battle with food and exercise is downright exhausting, deflating and not a spectacular use of our 1 shot at this thing called life.
I am a huge fan of nutrition and exercise science, AND I think that a big part of dis-ease in the human body has stemmed from people seeking so much outside perspective about what is best for them, that they have become completely detached from their own awareness and insight.
Thank goodness there are people in the world like Samantha Skelly, who help women repair the bridge between their body and their mind, so they can stop being a hot frustrated mess and step into being the unstoppable, confident being they are meant to be.
If you are ready to care for yourself from a place of possibility and expansion rather than one of fear and shrinking…
If you are ready to dive deeper into what you are truly hungry for, do not miss this episode.Listen Now!
077: Nourishing Healthy Hormones (and Poops) with Melissa Ramos
The Grace & Grit podcast is dedicated to helping women expand their definition of health because deep health isn’t a look, deep health is a way of being that extends far beyond the narrow conversation of just food and exercise.
Sure, as women, we all want to look good, but we also want to FEEL good and, most of all, we want to be happy. And finding our happy isn’t about adding MORE “to do’s” to our life. Often finding our happy is about being true to ourselves, granting ourselves permission to slow the heck down and honoring the things our body, mind, and soul are telling us. Finding our happy also has a lot to do with hormonal balance.
And my guest today, Melissa Ramos, has made art of helping women to do all of those things. I have been following Melissa for years, and I have witnessed her message of hormonal and digestive health spread like wildfire… as it well should. She shares great information with humor AND she walks her talk.
Melissa Ramos is a nutritionist with a background in Chinese medicine and the founder of sexyfoodtherapy.com, where she helps women heal their hormones and digestion for healthy ovaries (and poops).
If you struggle with PMS, difficult periods, fibroids, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, or digestive health issues do not miss this episode!Listen Now!
049: Allowing Happiness
It may sound strange but a common thread I have witnessed (and personally experienced) with women who are trying to reclaim their health, is that they often struggle to allow happiness to enter fully into their life.
Women seem to be really good at sabotaging the “feel good” in their life in one of two ways:
1. They are more focused on doing than being; often maintaining schedules that are so busy, they simply do not have the time or awareness to feel happiness.
2. They have limiting beliefs around how much happiness they deserve, what is possible for their life, or even the belief that life must always be hard (and so it is).
Many women are especially good at robbing themselves of the joy of food when it comes to their efforts to improve their health.
This episode explores some strategies to help women to embrace the joy of healthy food and to help them build a tolerance for happiness in their lives in general.Listen Now!
037: Redefining Health & Happiness w/ Sheri Lynn
I have long believed that successful people tend to ask for help often and much. I meet a lot of women who think hiring a health coach is a sign of weakness (like they should be able to figure it out themselves). Personally, I think asking for help in the areas we are struggling with is courageous and smart…if what you are doing hasn’t been working…asking for help makes a tremendous amount of sense! I have had coaches and mentors for as long as I can remember…I have hired personal trainers, life coaches, business coaches, movement teachers and health coaches. In fact, that is how I came to cross paths with my guest today, Sheri Lynn.
I have known Sheri for well over a decade. Not only was she my own health coach, but she became a professional mentor to me as well. I learned so much from this woman! We have a long history, and I have deep respect for her. It may sound harsh but I have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with her specifically because she is such a remarkable teacher…meaning she holds your hand when you’re having a hard time getting up, and she has no problem holding your feet to the fire when you need a kick in the ass.Listen Now!
035: What Taking Radical Responsibility for Your Health & Happiness REALLY Looks Like
It’s very common for a new client ask (if not beg) at some point along their journey with me, “Courtney! Just tell me what to eat and I will eat it.”
To which I always say, “No, because I would be doing you a massive disservice.”
My job as a health coach is not to dictate which specific foods you can and cannot eat, my job is to educate you about the nutritional value of the foods you are choosing (and other lifestyle choices you are making) and help you become acutely aware of the physiological response your body is having to those choices.
When you pay attention to what your choices are and the consequences of those choices, you can connect the dots to what ails you more easily and, hopefully…after a face plant or 10…you will start making better choices, more consistently; and THAT is how a transformation is hatched!Listen Now!