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Immunity TLC

192: Immunity TLC

Sleep deprivation + stress + sugar + alcohol + close proximity to loved ones + travel + enclosed + winter = the perfect recipe for a compromised immune system. And there is not time of year where all of these ingredients are more potent than the holidays.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I dive into how each of these elements compromises immunity and what you can do to fortify your immunity, so you can roll into the new year healthy and ready to tackle all that you have planned.

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Raising Girls with Grace & Grit

181: Raising Girls w/ Grace & Grit

How do we raise girls to honor the needs of their body, mind, and soul?
How do we raise girls to develop deep self-respect and self-love?
How do we raise girls to build resilience against “diet culture”?

We lead from the front, of course. Regardless of whether or not we have daughters.

What would a girl learn from you about self-care, self-respect or even self-love if she observed you for a day?
That is a powerful thing to consider if you are someone who recognizes that women are more than a body and deserve more than what the diet culture has offered them.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I explore the challenges girls are facing in today’s culture and how we can show them, by example, what it means to direct yourself with Grace & Grit.

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3 Simple Steps to Manage Your Mental Landscape Daily

168: 3 Simple Steps to Manage Your Mental Landscape Daily

In this episode, I introduce 3 simple steps to help you immediately improve your mental state.

Clear physical and lifestyle clutter
Pause to notice & name your what you are feeling and why you are feeling it.
Choose to feel with intention.
These are strategies I have used for years to help my clients unpack their stress and more consistently honor the needs of their mind, body, and soul.

Have a listen. If you reap value from it, please consider sharing it with another woman who could benefit from listening.

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Building a Practice vs. Chasing Results

131: Building a Practice vs. Chasing Results

Everywhere you turn there seems to be a new product, formula, program, pill or system being sold to you promising RESULTS. Sadly, people buy into these promises in droves to improve their health, but these measures can often further damage their health by causing them to develop a phobia of food, disordered eating patterns, hormonal challenges…and so much more.

Chasing results is not the same as improving health.
In fact, I have worked with many clients over the years who were so focused on creating certain results with their physiology, that they hugely sacrificed their physiological and psychological health to do so.

There is a big difference between chasing results and building a practice of better self-care (which results are typically the bi-product of…by the way).

You can spend your time, money and energy chasing what I call the “Hail Mary Approaches” to results (which you will struggle to sustain) OR you can invest in learning how to build a practice of better self-care so you can remove yourself once and for all from diet dogma and extreme measures.

This is the topic of today’s podcast. Listen and let me know your thoughts.

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Audacious Self-Care w/ Sunny Joy McMillan

125: Audacious Self-Care w/ Sunny Joy McMillan

Unhappy and unfulfilling relationships take a toll on our physical and psychological health. My guest on this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, Sunny Joy McMillan, strongly believes unsticking these relationships (through improvement or dissolution) is vital to our mental, emotional, spiritual AND physical well-being. And living in alignment with our truth has very positive effects on the body.

Sunny shares her journey of what she calls “audacious self-care”, which for her looked like ending her high conflict marriage and walking away from her Instagram perfect life, so she could rediscover herself and step into the life she feels she was truly meant to live.

In this episode, Sunny and I also discuss:
• the necessity of doing your own inner work to create healthy relationships
• the cost of trying to fit into other people’s idea of who we should be
• the power of beliefs and thoughts
• how compassion is linked to motivation
• how to befriend resistance
• the wisdom of the body and why we should listen to it

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The self-care we don’t talk about enough…

123: The self-care we don’t talk about enough…

There are moments in life, both tragic and beautiful, that take your breath away. I have had a few moments like that this summer and felt compelled to share how they have influenced my thinking and focus, in this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast.

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Maintain Your Health Through the Summer With Structure & Flexibility

120: Maintain Your Health This Summer With the Right Dose of Structure & Flexibility

Summer can be a challenging time to stay on track with health promoting behaviors.  Schedules get packed with travel, company, and social events galore and sugar, alcohol, and processed foods…

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Episode 095: 12 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

095: 12 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

It is all too easy to lose traction with our health around the holidays. Often women are doing more on less sleep and compromising their own self-care to bring everyone else holiday joy. It is no mystery why so many women tumble into the New Year a hot frustrated mess.

If you want to get through the holidays this year without sacrificing your health (or your sanity), give this podcast a listen.

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Grace & Grit Podcast: Episode 025

025: Overcome the Challenges of Summer and Thrive

Summer is in full swing and with it comes loads of reasons you could loose footing with the progress you have made with your health goals, or rationalizations about why you won’t start taking responsibility for your health until the fall. In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, Courtney talks about how to not just survive the summer months, but how to thrive through them despite the obstacles that will surely arrive.

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