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Abwooli Diaries Podcast
32 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Talking mindset with the Heart Guy Adam Shaw
I first met Adam at a self development seminar years ago and loved his energy and humour! He has a fascinating background and the main reason I invited him to the podcast is to share his thoughts and wisdom around mindset and for those of us looking to create side hassles and or grow a business.AboutAdams parents were both Psychiatric nurses and he grew up within the grounds of the hospital they worked in. His curiosity into human interaction was sparked at a very young age, when he witnessed the various behaviour of the residents of the psychiatric hospital he grew up in, many of whom wandered down to his family home, looking for cigarettes.Such experiences have cultivated Adam's sense of humour, which he believes is an essential business and life tool. Being surrounded by lunacy in his former years was his preparation for the sometimes crazy world that we live in. Adam trained as a nurse in 1992, working for over 13 years on 3 different continents.Since 2002 he started training in several different fields of wellbeing, including Reiki, Vortex Healing, Energetic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, to name a few. These days Adam is working in the Blockchain space, looking to find and fund great projects and entrepreneurs. Connect with Adam: WebsiteLinkedinTwitterYouTubeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgDisclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host.This episode is sponsored by Water For Health. Its mission is to promote good hydration. I was fortunate to interview Roddy MacDonald forEpisode (Season 1) of Abwooli Diaries. To listen to the episode click here. **I may earn a small commission when you click on the affiliate links on this page which allows me to continue to offer this content to you for free.**
48 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Educating ourselves on the menopause
In season 1 I had three episodes that focused on perimenopause and menopause. A lot of women entering this phase of their life come armed with no information about the changes their bodies are likely to go through. I did not know or understand much about perimenopause and my GP was no help. In fact, he was very dismissive and condescending which annoyed me!I am always eager to learn more. So, I was delighted when my guest this week agreed to join the podcast cast to share her knowledge and expertise. About Diane Danzebrink is a personal therapist, consultant, and menopause counsellor with professional nurse training in menopause. She is the founder of the not for profit organisation Menopause Support which offers menopause education, information, guidance, and support to the public via 1-1 video consultations, public workshops, a private face book community and menopause awareness training and consultancy to businesses and organisations.In 2018 Diane founded the national #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign which has already ensured that menopause has been added to the new RSE curriculum in secondary education and continues to campaign for mandatory menopause education for GPs and better menopause support in the workplace. Regularly interviewed about menopause and mental health in the media she has also written about menopause for both the Telegraph and the Guardian and has contributed to several books on the subjects of menopause and mental health and wellness.Connect with Dianemenopausesupport.co.ukdianedanzebrink.comhttps://www.change.org/p/rt-hon-elizabeth-truss-mp-make-menopause-matter-in-healthcare-the-workplace-and-education-makemenopausematterDisclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host. Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
41 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Becoming an Empowered Empath
You may have been told that you are sensitive as a child or even as an adult and did not understand why you felt things deeply. Perhaps people around seem to coast through life without regard for others or being affected by emotions and events as you do. You feel the energy of the unseen world and unknowingly take on other people's energy and emotions. This in turn can lead to anxiety and overwhelm. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed when in crowded places and need some alone time to recalibrate. If this resonates then you may be an empath or highly sensitive person.This is a subject close to my heart because I am a sensitive person and still learning how to manage this aspect of myself. So, I was absolutely thrilled when Wendy De Roso author of Becoming an Empowered Empath agreed to join Abwooli Diaries podcast to talk about the book and her work. AboutWendy De Rosa is the author of Becoming an Empowered Empath. The founder of The School of Intuitive Studies, she has been helping people develop intuition and experience personal transformation for over two decades. Wendy is a popular faculty member at The Shift Network and has filmed two programs for MindValley’s spiritual growth channel. She lives in Longmont, Colorado. Connect with Wendy:Email: email@example.com Website Video of Wendy talking about her book Empowered Empath: https://youtu.be/T6AOQOJy3tk.Social media links:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schoolofintuitivestudies Twitter: https://twitter.com/wendyderosa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wendyderosa YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wendyde8684LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-de-rosa-9093b2a/ Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host. Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
33 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Emotional Freedom Technique
You may have noticed a theme in the types of topics I cover in the podcast and this is exploring our emotions. In this week's episode, we will be talking about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which I used at a time in my life when I was experiencing anxiety. I had just got promoted when I started experiencing anxiety every time I left home to go to work. There would be a tight knot in my tummy and traveling on crowded trains was the worst. I often felt like I was going to pass out and had to make sure I stood or sat next to the exit. Someone I spoke to at the time suggested I explore using EFT to help me manage the anxiety. I simply searched YouTube for EFT sessions and in particular for anxiety. Over a period of time, I noticed a gradual improvement in how I was feeling. My guest this week is an EFT Practitioner who shares her knowledge of the technique. About Karen is a Health Coach and EFT Practitioner and is based in London. She comes from a creative background as a professional dancer. With her passion for movement and fascination with the never-ending possibilities of the human body, her focus eventually shifted to helping women achieve a healthier body and one that they feel good in, so she started working as a strength and conditioning trainer and studied clinical nutrition.After a few years, Karen realised that the people who actually maintained their lifestyle changes after the initial 3 to 6 months were the ones that also changed the way they looked at their body and health, and were confident in the possibility of success - whatever that meant to them.That is why she decided to study different techniques that can help performance, behavioural change and mindset, and clear the negative emotions that hold a person back or sabotage one’s progress.This translates into her work with clients as a style that combines education and coaching which allows clients to apply what they learn and find solutions that fit into their lives, forever. Karen works mainly with women, guiding them through plans that improve their physical and mental health, and specialise in anti-ageing lifestyle modifications and EFT for stress management, body image issues and relationships. Link to short EFT demonstrationhttps://youtu.be/Og5gEfZJfJc Link to clinical researchhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381429/Connect with KarenWebsiteDisclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host. Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.This episode is sponsored by Water For Health. Its mission is to promote good hydration. I was fortunate to interview Roddy MacDonald forEpisode (Season 1) of Abwooli Diaries. To listen to the episode click here.**I may earn a small commission when you click on the affiliate links on this page which allows me to continue to offer this content to you for free.**
33 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Understanding the impact of toxins with Izzy Kirkby
There is increasing evidence that there are known environmental toxins in our food, water, household products, furnishings, and building materials. We breathe them in, ingest them and absorb them through our skin. This is worrying and I feel it is important to educate ourselves and make informed decisions about what we put into our bodies and have in our environments.In this episode, my guest Izzy Kirby and I delve into this subject a bit more. BackgroundIzzy has trained in naturopathy, nutritional therapy, iridology and specialises in herbal medicine. She has studied a range of healing traditions and synthesises Ayurvedic, alchemical and astrological concepts into her practice. Her approach combines science and biochemistry with an understanding of traditional naturopathic techniques to achieve optimum health and wellbeing through herbal medicine, nutritional and lifestyle changes. She is passionate about empowering people to take their health into their own hands and promoting the knowledge of the wise woman tradition so that herbal medicine is accessible to all for healing. Izzy also works with private clients, charities and businesses to teach people about how they can feel better using natural medicine.Resources mentioned in the podcast:Environmental Working GroupDirty Dozen - Environmental Working Group's guide to pesticides in producePesticide Action Network UK - Dirty dozen and clean fifteenRecommended reading:Dr. Wolverton - How To Grow Fresh AirRandall Fitzgerald - Hundred-Year Lie: How to Protect Yourself from the Chemicals That are Destroying Your Health.Connect with IzzyWebsiteInstagramFacebookDisclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host. Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
28 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Understanding Feng Shui
I first came across Feng Shui a couple of years ago after reading about the benefits of the practice on the home - basically bringing a home into harmony.I decided at the time to put it into practice and went about placing certain elements like coloured ribbons in the bathroom (to be honest I don't remember what it was meant to do!). Needless to say, it did not work for me because I saw no benefits so I decided to let it go. However, I was still intrigued and wanted to understand it more. So when I came across Alan Stirling who is a Feng Shui Master, I contacted him and asked if he would consider being a guest on the podcast, and to my delight, he agreed.As Feng Shui is shrouded in secrecy, anyone can say that it is Feng Shui, but that doesn’t make it right – and doesn’t mean you will get positive results.In this episode, Alan demystifies Feng Shui and explains how it work. About Alan first came across the words Feng Shui in a completely unrelated fictitious novel, which he bought to take my mind off of the war zone environment at a Middle East airport on his return from a business trip to the Gulf.Just seeing these two words sparked something within him and he began his quest to discover its secrets. Returning to the UK, he enquired at several libraries where he was told that it was possibly connected to either Origami… or the Kama Sutra. Not even close!In this same year of 1986 Black Hat Feng Shui was beginning in the USA, which he tried himself for a while. Although the results were not sustainable long term, he had a fascinating glimpse into true Feng Shui.However, he instinctively knew this was just the tip of the iceberg, and felt there was so much more information missing, he so decided to learn to read and even write Chinese, to discover these hidden secrets.Although Alan studied with Feng Shui masters from east and west, his real training began during a fateful day that happened quite by accident…As fate had it, he helped a random stranger whose gratitude led to an introduction to her father, who happened to be a distinguished Master of True Feng Shui.His name was Master Fu and his life would never be the same again.By showing virtue to a stranger, Master Fu decided to teach Alan exactly how to unravel the century’s old secrets of True Feng Shui.Having recovered from an almost fatal illness, he was a very humble and unassuming man, who valued virtues such as discretion and humility above all. Perhaps it was this new lease of life that helped him to decide to teach Alan.Alan opened the Feng Shui School of Excellence in 1997. Connect with Alan:WebsitesFeng Shui that really worksInternational School of Feng Shui ExcellenceDisclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host. This episode is sponsored by Wit & Wire. This is a great platform for anyone looking to start their own podcast. Melissa Guller is a great teacher and has made the process very easy to understand. Click here for the Podcast Launch Accelerator.**I may earn a small commission when you click on the affiliate links on this page which allows me to continue to offer this content to you for free.**
42 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Understanding our electric body's with Eileen Day McKusick
I first came across Eileen's work in early 2021 and was fascinated by the idea of our electric body's. I bought and read Electric Body Electric Health which was published early this year and thought wouldn't it be wonderful if Eileen could be my guest and sure enough she accepted my invitation! In this episode, Eileen explains how if left unresolved our emotions get stuck in the energetic body leading to all sorts of blockages. AboutEileen Day McKusick, MA is a pioneer in the fields of the human biofield, therapeutic sound, and electric health. A researcher, author, inventor, educator and practitioner, Eileen has been researching health since 1987, and specifically how sound impacts health, since 1996.She is the originator of Biofield Tuning (with thousands of students trained worldwide since 2010), the founder of the Biofield Tuning Institute (which conducts grant funded, peer reviewed studies on the human biofield), and author of the award winning, bestselling book "Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy", as well as the recently released "Electric Body, Electric Health".She is also the inventor of the revolutionary and much loved tool, the Sonic Slider, the creator of a line of tuning forks and accessories, and the CEO of BioSona, LLC which provides sound therapy tools and training globally.Connect with EileenEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFounder: Biofield Tuning - A Sound Approach to Health & WellbeingAuthor:TuningThe Human Biofield & ElectricBody Electric HealthWebsite: www.biofieldtuning.comStore:www.biofieldtuningstore.comVideo:Whatis Biofield Tuning?Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host. Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.This episode is sponsored by Financial Joy Academy (FJA). All its members work towards achieving financial freedom. If you are interested in joining the growing community of members click on this link and receive 15% off your first month's membership.**I may earn a small commission when you click on the affiliate links on this page which allows me to continue to offer this content to you for free.**
34 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
A conversation about mental health in African families
In my first ever blog post I shared my personal struggles with my father's mental health issues when I was growing up. This was a time in Uganda where there was not much in the way of mental health services. What made this harder was the stigma associated with mental health issues in many African communities. Things have moved in since I was a child and there is a better understanding of mental health issues. However, I feel we still have a long way to go. So I was keen to have a guest on the podcast who is both African and a psychotherapist to share their views on mental health in African families. About Oby Bamidele (MNCP / MBACP) Oby Bamidele is the founder of BARE Life Class, an organisation with a mission to change the narrative around mental health and well-being for Black women so that they can show up confidently in every space of life. BARE Life Class provides classes, courses, and resources that specifically caters to the needs of Black women so they can heal, learn and grow. Oby is a psychotherapist (BACP & NCP) coach and speaker. She is passionate about helping women get unstuck, building great emotional health so that they can thrive in life. Oby started out her career in Accounting and finance, later moving into HR and Operations Leadership. She currently holds two roles which she is passionate about – She is the Vice President of People and Operations for an Ed-tech non-profit whilst running her part-time private therapy practice and running BARE Life Class. Oby has authored and self-published two books “Finding Purpose” and “Me, My Hair and the Rest”. She has also written a variety of e-books and online articles on mental health and well-being which have been published in The Huffington post and other well-known publications.Recommended author: Brene BrownInside Out: movie (animation) about getting in touch with our emotionsConnect with ObyWebsites:Oby BamideleBARE Life ClassDisclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by guests of Abwooli Diaries Podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the host. Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.This episode is sponsored by Financial Joy Academy (FJA). All its members work towards achieving financial freedom. If you are interested in joining the growing community of members click on this link and receive 15% off your first month's membership.**I may earn a small commission when you click on the affiliate links on this page which allows me to continue to offer this content to you for free.**
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
A conversation about infertility with Naava Carman
In this episode, we talk about infertility especially for women in their 40's. Naava discusses access to fertility treatment and touches on how women from ethnic minority groups in the UK have not always had the same kind of treatment compared to caucasian women. About NaavaNaava Carman's treatments are designed to tackle the underlying causes of infertility and help people enhance their chances of conception naturally and in conjunction with IVF and IUI. Whilst she treats all kinds of fertility issues, the clients who make her run to work feeling excited and intellectually stimulated are those who are 38-45 years old with complex, multifaceted fertility issues. If you’ve been told there’s no real explanation for your fertility problems other than your age, if you’ve had multiple IVF failures, if you are sick of being in charge of all aspects of your journey without a safe person to hold you through it, then you will find a welcome home with Naava. Naava has been in practice since 1999 and is an experienced fertility, gynaecological and obstetric acupuncturist and Herbalist specialising in complex autoimmune disorders such as unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage, hypermobility in pregnancy, PCOS, endometriosis and other inflammatory conditions. She has also undertaken further specialist training in the area of female pelvic and sexual pain including vulvodynia and dyspareunia and has a special interest in treating Lichen Sclerosus. She centres the lived experience of people of colour, in bigger bodies, and of those presenting as anywhere on the spectrum of humanness. Naava meets all her clients exactly where they are in their lives. QUALIFICATIONSNaava holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the University of Plymouth, is a fully qualified member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and of the British Acupuncture Council, where she is also a registered Supervisor. She is a Recognised Doula (birthing assistant) and Doula Mentor with Doula UK. As an additional skill, she is fully trained to offer Fertility and Womb Massage.Connect with NaavaWebsiteTwitterFacebookDisclaimer: Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice or therapy, and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
1 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
End of Season 1
I have come to the end of Season 1! Time seems to have flown by. I will be back with Season 2 soon and will be taking a short break.I would love it if you gave me feedback and or ideas of subjects you hear about on the podcast.
30 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Exploring Family Constellation with Nikki McKay
Family and ancestral constellation is a therapeutic approach that allows the invisible influences from the present and past to be made visible, acknowledged and made whole. Unresolved, unacknowledged and traumatic events from the past can be unconsciously carried down from generation to generation.Family constellation allows an individual or collective to uncover the hidden historical narrative that they are unconsciously holding in order to bear witness and give place to the trauma before fully and freely move forward with their own life.In this episode, I ask Nikki specifically about the African continent and Uganda in particular. Uganda has been afflicted by conflict and I ponder whether this plays a role in the country's ability to progress. About NikkiNikki Mackay lives in a small village, near Loch Lomond, in Scotland. She has been been working as a Family & Ancestral Constellation therapist and teacher for the last 18 years. Her initial training was with Bert Hellinger, the founder of family constellation therapy, in Austria. Prior to that Nikki worked as a Clinical Physicist within the NHS where she specialised in Neurophysiological measurement. Nikki's master’s thesis was on the efficacy of energy healing on the autonomic nervous system. She left Clinical Physics in 2003 to set up a Holistic Centre in Scotland called Tir na nOg. Between 2007-2011 she was the editor of the Scottish holistic magazine The WitchHiker’s Guide. Throughout that time she was also learning and working with Constellation. Today she has a very busy therapy practice and teaching school. Nikki's therapy practice is predominantly based in Western Europe and the USA. She also regularly teaches groups globally. Nikki's client base is mainly split between the USA and Western Europe and sessions are mostly via video link outside of her group workshop schedule. Until 2016 Nikki's constellation work was largely focused on individual and group healing. Since then she has been exploring the possibilities and boundaries of constellation at a macro level working with the International Relations Department of a University in Scotland looking at using constellation as a tool for peace and reconciliation in global conflict. The focus of the international relations project is to explore the efficacy of creating a space for dialogue and change within seemingly intractable situations of war and conflict. The research project has coincided with another project that she has been working on in Madison, WI for the last few years exploring the normalisation of hate and the roots of racism with groups there. The root entanglement of migration trauma has showed up repeatedly in the US constellations. This is replicated in both the collective and individual focused constellations. It has tied into Nikki's own observations of the significance of the father, the paternal line and field and its influence on belonging. Nkiik has published five previous books, three with a focus on constellation. Her most recent book is Your Invisible Inheritance which was published in May 2020.Link to the article Nikki mentioned in the interview: To ‘see’ is to break an entanglement: Quantum measurement, trauma and security authored by K M Fierke & Nicola Mackay.Connect with NikkiWebsiteFacebookEmail: email@example.comDisclaimer: Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice or therap
46 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
A conversation about nutrition for women over 40 with Louise Carr
In this episode, we talk about how diet and nutrition affect women in their 40's. Louise is a passionate advocate for women in midlife and this comes across in the interview. Her aim is to share and provide information that will help us make informed decisions about nutrition. About LouiseLouise Carr is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant who graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.She works with midlife women who are feeling exhausted, depleted, and out of balance so that they can boost their energy levels and regain their mojo, shift out of overwhelm and feelings of loss of control and power through their busy schedules on a daily basis using the power of wholefoods and nutrition. A dedicated listener, she approaches the beautiful intricate tapestry that is you - with empathy, warmth and an attitude of loving kindness. She believes implicitly in the power of food to support your most vibrant midlife health so that you can experience the best health of your life during midlife.Connect with LouiseWebsiteInstagramFacebookDisclaimer: Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice or therapy, and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
39 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Exploring mindfulness and meditation with Karina Grant
The last year has been particularly stressful for many of us irrespective of where in the world we live. Most of us have been affected by lockdowns, longs months of not being able to see family and friends, death and illness. Now more than ever I feel it is important to look after our emotional and mental health. In this episode, Karina and I talk about the importance of mindfulness and meditation. About KarinaCreator, Hi Chi Integrated Health InstituteKarina attended her first Louise Hay and breath work seminar at age 12 with her family where self development was greatly encouraged. At age 24 Karina attended Tony Robbin’s UPW seminar where she discovered that the mind could also control pain, when she walked on hot coals without feeling a thing. This sparked her interest in the mind-body connection.When her Father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005, she searched for ways to help his symptoms and discovered energy healing. After seeing the immediate, positive effect the treatment had on his health, she decided to explore energy therapies fully in order to be able to help him herself.The profound results from their healing sessions led her on a fast track journey into exploring the most powerful energy healing methods available in the world, in order to help others. Her passion for pro active natural healthcare inspired her to teach these easy to learn techniques to as many people as possible, through workshops and private sessions.After Karina qualified in many therapeutic healing modalities she was invited to become England’s advanced instructor for Quantum-Touch, a healing modality which she felt was highly beneficial to others. She was also invited to mentor new practitioners and instructors, and has instructed many large workshops internationally.After over a decade of teaching Karina set up the HI CHI Integrated Health Institute.The HI CHI Programs have one clear mission. To teach mindfulness, emotional balancing and energy healing techniques in ways which are easy to learn – that achieve brilliant results.Additionally, Karina is a Bio-Energy Healing Practitioner (Domancic method), Reiki Practitioner, is fluent in many other energy healing techniques and graduated from Tony Robbins Mastery University in 2001.Karina is also delighted to have launched the popular Permissioning and Transformation workshops in Europe. Due to the success of this program with nurses, it now counts towards CPD points for nurses and midwives.She spends her time teaching workshops and with clients in Harley Street, London and via skype.Karina has spent over a decade teaching mindfulness, wellness and energy healing to both medical and complementary health care professionals. Her workshops are attended by Doctors, nurses, public health advisors, research scientists, CEO’s, parents, carers, charities, teachers and a variety of other professional backgrounds. She has also enjoyed teaching meditation in large corporations and has trained people from The World Health Organisation and other prestigious organisations. Recently Karina launched the first mindfulness phoneline in the UK.She is hugely passionate about teaching in charities and non profit organisations. This includes teaching Mindfulness to amazing charities such as Groundswell, who do groundbreaking work with homeless people in London, how to achieve greater health and vitality.Karina has been invited to teach Wellness and Mindfulness sessions at global corporations and also at The British Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change.The HI CHI Integrated Health Institute offers powerful resources to facilitate balance and wellness. Karina is
35 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Bonus episode - Review of Financial Joy Academy with my accountability partner
Financial Joy Academy (FJA) is a membership site that was set up by Ken and Mary Okoroafor in March 2020. Their core mission is to help 10,000 families achieve financial independence this decade. Mary and Ken are in their 30’s and achieved financial independence in 10 years. They became mortgage free in 7 years from a 25 year mortgage whilst raising two young sons. Ken is a first generation immigrant who moved to the UK aged 14. He went on to train as a Chartered Accountant and worked as a Chief Financial Officer for investment management businesses in London. He started his successful blog The Humble Penny 3 years ago whilst in his busy job. Ken quit his city job in early 2020 to focus more on family life and growing his business full time with his wife Mary. FJA has been created to help people at all stages to take action, get practical knowledge and support to stay motivated to reach Financial Independence faster.The aim of FJA is to show people practically how they can do the same but a lot faster using Ken and Mary’s experiences in creating businesses, property, investing, etc.Benefits of being a member:Courses: access to all current and future courses and masterclasses.Coaching calls: fortnightly coaching calls with Ken & Mary as well as guest experts. Questions are submitted in advance of the calls from community members.Community Access: a community made up of Dream Makers who you can connect with for support, motivation and help. Each person is accepted as co-creators and contributors.Accountability: ongoing accountability through member to members accountability, action plans and monthly challenges.Networking: connect with other members both online and offline. Network, share ideas, collaborate and keep each other inspired. Experts: enjoy monthly interviews and masterclasses from experts in niche areas such as creating and growing online businesses, property investing, financial planning, digital marketing, investing, side hustles, wealth creation, etc.If this sounds like something you would benefit from, come join the community!Join FJA and receive 15% off if you sign up for a year's membership. Receive 15% off your first month's membership by clicking on this link Ken has created a Super Simple Investing course for anyone who wants to start learning the basics.I mentioned F.I.R.E Power, the 9 week course in the podcast which started me on this journey. Worth the investment if you want to take charge of your finances. Ken has provided a lot of value in this course that I have not found anywhere else. What FJA is notA get rich quick scheme!If you do not want to take action or responsibility for your finances. Some links on this page are affiliate links which means that, if you choose to make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. I greatly appreciate your support!
37 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Understanding the importance of pelvic floor exercises with Elaine Miller
In this episode, Elaine demystifies what pelvic floor exercises. These are not just meant for women who have had babies but all women especially as we enter our 40's. It is a subject all girls and women should be taught about.Elaine uses humour to explain how and why women should seek help if they are affected by incontinence. About ElaineElaine Miller is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and an award winning comedian.Elaine specialises in pelvic health and is passionate about leaky ladies and keeping vaginas where they belong. She wants to make sure that women understand what they can reasonably expect from their genitals during the course of their lifetime, how to self manage and where to seek help. She wants to save the world, one fanny at a time.Connect with ElaineWebsites: Guesset Grippers, Pelvic Floor First, Pelvic RoarTwitterInstagramFacebookDisclaimer: Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice or therapy, and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
31 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
A conversation about the perimenopause with Jenn Salib Huber
I must admit I did not know much about perimenopause before I started experiencing symptoms myself. I remember seeing a GP who I did not feel was very sympathetic and basically told me, women, my age should just accept this is what happens! I bristled at his attitude and decided to find someone else who could help me understand what was going on. The lady I worked with was wonderful and provided much needed support. Women should not have to feel unheard especially around a period of their life they might find confusing. I am happy to say there are people like Jenn whose focus is helping help explain and demystifies the subject. About JennJenn Salib Huber is a Canadian Registered Dietitian and Naturopathic Doctor. After completing her degree in Nutrition from Acadia University and becoming a Registered Dietitian, she went on to study Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON.In practice for more than 16 years, she helps women navigate the physical and emotional changes that happen in perimenopause and menopause, including their search for food freedom and body confidence. Working from a health at every size approach, she teaches women to become intuitive eaters and build body confidence in their 30's 40's and 50's. Well-versed in the integrative treatment options available to women in mid-life, she helps women come up with a treatment strategy that meets their unique needs for a better menopause.She strongly believes that women need to come together to normalize this experience and offers small online group programs to help women feel their best. Her online program "The Thinking Woman's Guide to Peri/Menopause" is a 4-week program open to women in any stage of peri/menopause who are looking to regain confidence in their bodies and themselves.Connect with JennWebsiteInstagramFacebookDisclaimer: Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice or therapy, and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
32 minutes | May 26, 2021
A conversation about Life Alignment with Cherry Tyfield
Life Alignment is an energy healing system. It is a multi-faceted set of tools and techniques designed to help you find a deep sense of fulfillment, health, and happiness. In this episode, Cherry who works with Dr. Jeff Lavin, the developer of Life Alignment explains the healing system.About CherryCherry Tyfield qualified as a Life Alignment practitioner in 1997 in Cape Town South Africa,having trained with Dr. Jeff Levin, the developer of Life Alignment. She moved to London in 1999, and being the only Life Alignment practitioner there, she set about spreading the Life Alignment word!In 2001 she became an Advanced Practitioner and teacher, teaching the practitioner training courses, as well as training advanced practitioners to become teachers themselves. Cherry has a thriving practice in London and Europe, and enjoys travelling to Norway, Sweden and Holland, where she runs training courses and treats clients.She is also the UK Coordinator for Life Alignment and works closely with Jeff in thedevelopment of Life Alignment public seminars and facilitates at all the seminars andworkshops he leads.Teacher up to Life Alignment Module 4 - Part 1, Vortex Alignment,Home Alignment, Life Map, Life Path.Trainer of teachers: Life Alignment Foundation Course, Module 1,Module 2, Vortex Alignment.Advanced Practitioner, Home Alignment Practitioner, OrganisationAlignment PractitionerConnect with CherryWebsiteE-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgOFFICE TELEPHONE: +44 7949 593349Life Alignment websiteDisclaimer: Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice or therapy, and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
24 minutes | May 19, 2021
A conversation about midlife with Kay Newton
For many people, midlife is a time when roles, relationships and lifestyles are changing. Those with children may become empty nesters and for some individuals, it is a time for reflection. In this episode, Kay talks about her own experience of midlife and how we can choose to embrace this.About KayKay is an award-winning International Speaker, enthusiastic author and Midlife Strategist, whose clients love her straight-talking and no-nonsense practical holistic help in dealing with life at 50+.Originally from Leeds, Yorkshire, the UK in her early 20’s she jumped on board a private yacht leaving Hull marina for sunnier shores in Spain. She refused to swim back.In 2015 after a 30-year dream life on the island of Mallorca, Kay and her husband decided than rather having an empty nest they preferred 'no nest.’ Leaving their two grown boys to fend for themselves. Decluttering and downsizing their lifestyle to a two-roomed, tin roof house near to a pristine beach in Zanzibar. Kay now lives a simple life by the beach in Mallorca. Kay’s books include: The art of Midlife Stress Busting - Seven Steps to Declutter Your Mind Without Pills or PotionsHow to Clean Your Home Organically - De-Stress Your SurroundingsTips and Tricks For Stress Free Downsizing - A Step by Step Guide to Moving OnKay is also a co-author of the six Kindle books in the ‘Quick Fix For’ series, and a contributing author to ‘Hot Women Rock’ and ‘A Journey of Riches’.Connect with KayWebsite
31 minutes | May 12, 2021
A conversation about menopause at work with Pat Duckworth
The menopause at work is probably not something people think about unless they know a woman or women who may be at this stage of their life. In this episode, Pat shares her experience of working with employers to bring more awareness, practices and tools into the work environment. About PatPat Duckworth is a Women’s Wellbeing Strategist, Author and Coach. She has published five books. Her most recent highly acclaimed book, 'Menopause Mind the Gap: The value of supporting women's wellness in the workplace', raises awareness about the issue of menopause in the workplace and how to support employees who are experiencing symptoms.After over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sector at a Senior Management Level, Pat retrained as a therapist, coach and menopause specialist. She published the Award-winning ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions: How to control menopause symptoms using mind/body techniques in 2012. Her fourth book, ‘Hot Women Rock: How to discover your midlife entrepreneurial mojo’, is a #1 International Best Seller.Pat makes the subject of menopause accessible and provides practical advice for employers and employees.Pat’s latest book, ‘Menopause: Mind the Gap: The value of supporting women’s wellness in the workplace’, is published on 13 January 2021.Connect with PatWebsiteInstagramTwitterDisclaimer: Abwooli Diaries Podcast does not offer medical advice or therapy, and is intended for educational and reference purposes only. We would always advise you to seek help from a Doctor or other relevant professional.
20 minutes | May 5, 2021
Discussing the menopause with Vanessa Barnes
In this episode, I invite Vanessa to share more information about The Menopause Charity that has been launched to disseminate information, resources, and tools for women about the menopause. About VanessaVanessa Barnes is a former solicitor who together with GP and Menopause Specialist, Dr Louise Newson, plus a wide range of other experts in the field of menopause care and those with personal experience of the menopause, set up and recently launched The Menopause Charity. Vanessa is a trustee of the charity. The charity was established in September 2020 to address the urgent need for better perimenopause and menopause information and care for all women regardless of their economic, ethnic or geographic background. The charity has been set up by a very special team of people who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill sets and who are all united in their passion to improve the quality of menopause care and raise awareness about it. The charity’s aim is to transform the experience of the perimenopause and menopause for better health, happier lives and brighter futures. The charity’s goals are:To ensure that every woman has access to good menopause care and information, and knows that this is her right.To break down the taboos and stigma around the menopause and build understanding within both the medical profession and society in general that decreasing hormone levels around the menopause are a health risk which merits treatment.Further resources can be accessed through The Menopause Charity.
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