Confidence Affirmations | The Wonderfully Made Podcast

 

Hey healthy bunnies,

 

How many times have you woken up with not enough sleep, or dread about a challenging project, or to the knowledge that you had way too much to do with not enough time?

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It is important to set the tone for your day as a way of taking charge of your thoughts. Many people showed an interest in daily affirmations when I asked for requests on Twitter for podcast topics:

 

If you’re interested, I can make this a series, so let me know!

 

Start your day with a boost of affirming words…or really any time of day where you need it! If you liked this episode, please share with a friend. Click below to listen.

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Self Care: Let Go of the Guilt | The Wonderfully Made Podcast

Hey healthy bunnies,

I have gotten a lot of messages over the years thanking me for the reminder of self care, all the while telling me it is either not feasible or not realistic for them to put into practice.

I hear women and men of all ages list the things they have to do and who they have to do them for, with not so much as a mention of self.

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How do we propose we get all these things done day-in and day-out without taking the time we need to recharge ourselves?

In this latest podcast episode, I explore what self care means and how we can let go of feelings of guilt associated with pushing back from all of our responsibilities and doing what is best for us.

Click below to listen, or tune in via your favorite podcast platform.

 

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Protecting Your Mind | Wonderfully Made Podcast

We all know to protect our brains from physical trauma, but how often do we protect our minds? Why is it that we screen television for children saying that their eyes and ears are too sensitive, but as adults we do nothing to filter things that may upset us? While we cannot live in a bubble and some things cannot be avoided, I’m giving you some tips of being for mindful about your mental wellness on a daily basis.

 

10 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Energy

Hey healthy bunnies,

 

I’ve gotten the same question several times over the past month or so….How can we boost our energy naturally? Such a great question. It can be so tempting to rely on unhealthy snacks or drink way too many cups of coffee.

 

In Episode 3 of the Wonderfully Made Podcast, I give my top 10 ways to feel more energetic. You can listen on Soundcloud or on iTunes.

 

 

Enjoy!

Beyond the Pink Ribbon: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month. It’s nice to wear a pink ribbon, buy something pink from a store, and even to donate to various walks. I’d like to go beyond that and commit myself to fighting cancer by taking preventative measures. Although we cannot control the environment or genetics, there are major lifestyle changes that make a huge difference in our body’s ability to ward off illness. Here are my 6 tips, and I’d love to hear yours!

1. Eat smart. There are so many diets out there these days! Pescatarian, vegan, paleo, clean eating, gluten free– which is best for you? Only you know your specific dietary concerns. If your health has been generally good, a good place to start is 3 veggies, 3 fruits, and 3 whole grains. Add to this, lots of water and vitamins. Sporadic healthy eating will just not do.This must be a lifestyle change!

2. Self exams: A BSE (Breast self exam) should be done at least monthly. Need more information? Check here . In addition to self exams, annual exams should not be skipped.

3. Rest. This is your body’s opportunity to reset and repair. Sleep is important for mental wellness as well as the rest of your body. Make a commitment today to make sure you get adequate sleep. Information on cool iPhone apps to help with sleeping found here.

4. Move your body. Exercise is essential whether it’s walking, gym time, an outdoor sport. Studies have proven that 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week shows to have amazing health benefits. Not time? Break your cardio up into two 15 minute sessions if you must!

5. Be mindful of hazardous chemicals. When possible, choose non-toxic materials for your home, organic foods and natural cleaners. Research DIY cleaners if there are allergy concerns as well. My video on my favorite non-toxic cleaners can be found here.

6. Constantly educate yourself on health. Your lifestyle can be a model to others around you—your spouse, friends, children, and coworkers. There is no need to preach health to others. By you simply living it, you will influence people more than you know!

If you are a cancer survivor, there are a number of studies being done all over the country of which you can participate. These studies often include counseling and advising on a new diet and lifestyle to prevent the recurrence of cancer. Please research this in your area to participate. UCSD Cancer Research Center studies for participants found here.

Here’s a video you can share with others in honor of all the breast cancer survivors, and to help others begin to be more proactive: