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Realignment: Part 1

209: Realignment: Part 1

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!

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Seeking Pleasure That Promotes Health

207: Seeking Pleasure That Promotes Health

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.

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Granting Yourself Permission to FEEL Emotion & Why It Matters to Your Health

206: Granting Yourself Permission to FEEL Emotion & Why It Matters to 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.

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Acknowledging Gaps & The Art of Listening

205: Acknowledging Gaps & The Art of Listening

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.

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Rising To the Occasion That Is Your Life

204: Rising To The Occasion That Is Your Life

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.

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Rumbling with Courtney: Your Questions Answered

202: Rumbling with Courtney: Your Questions Answered

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.

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How to bridge the gap between knowing and doing.

196: How to bridge the gap between knowing and doing.

We are all continually striving to improve our health. And the longer I work with women, the more I realize the last thing most of us need is more information about diet and exercise. You know what you need to do. You even want to do it. Most days.

What you truly need is to learn how to apply the knowledge you already have – with consistency.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I talk about what consistency really means to us and the four practices that will help you to master it. Let’s end the madness of extreme diets and exercise programming and learn how to build a sustainable healthy-lifestyle practice.

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Fortifying Your Self-Confidence and Why You Should Make It a Priority

194: Fortifying Your Self-Confidence and Why You Should Make It a Priority

If there was one goal I could encourage every client I work with to set in 2020, it would be to develop and fiercely protect their self-confidence.

Because with the right dose of self-confidence your ability to pursue and conquer your other goals will skyrocket.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, I talk about what self-confidence really is and why developing it should be the #1 goal you pursue this year.

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Trimming the Holiday Fat

190: Trimming the Holiday Fat

There is often a disconnect between what we believe the holidays are about and how we actually go about living them.

We say we believe the holidays are all about love, peace, gratitude, and connection, but we don’t make time for those things. Or, we are only partially present.

Instead, we live the holidays stressed, fatigued, overwhelmed, resentful, and frustrated. Worse yet, we use the rational that we are doing it for others.

But here’s a hard truth… if mama ain’t happy, no one is happy!

If you truly want to enjoy the holiday season this year and roll into the New Year feeling energized and ready, check out this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast.

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When Protecting Your Mental Health Means Making Hard Choices w/ Marianne van den Broek Ph.D

171: When Protecting Your Mental Health Means Making Hard Choices w/ Marianne van den Broek Ph.D.

Mental health should be a priority for EVERYONE, which is something we have emphasized throughout this month on the Grace & Grit Podcast.

Nourishing your mental health looks like:
=> Learning skills that help you navigate life challenges, gracefully.
=>Taking responsibility for your lifestyle choices.
=>Learning how to process ALL emotion without defending, distracting or numbing yourself.
=>Making difficult decisions to stay true to who you are and what you want for your life.
…just to name a few things.

My guest today, Marianne van den Broek Ph.D., is a licensed MD and psychiatrist, who spent 17 years pursuing a profession in the medical field that she eventually decided was not a good fit for her. So, she gave herself the grace to pursue work that DID feel in alignment with who she is and her mental health benefitted tremendously from it.

Yes, even mental health experts have to make hard decision to honor and protect their own mental health.

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