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The Fit Mess Podcast
38 minutes | 9 days ago
What is Holistic Medicine?
In this episode, we’re joined by Ava Rockwell. She is the founder of the Rockwell School of Holistic Medicine. She shares tips on managing stress, treating the root cause of common ailments, and important supplements to consider to boost your immunity. In this episode, you’ll learn: What is Spiritual Medicine The benefits of NAC What iodine supplements do Differences between holistic medicine and conventional medicine How stress affects weight loss Resources: The Rockwell School of Holistic Medicine Use the Promo Code “FITMESS” for 50% of the Iodine course. Books referenced: Be Here Now It’s Here Now (Are You?)
35 minutes | 16 days ago
How to Find Your Life's Purpose
In this episode, we’re joined by Jaya Jaya Myra. She’s a published author and speaker on natural health, wellness, spirituality, and mind-body wellbeing. Her new book is The Soul of Purpose. She shares tips on how to discover life's purpose and how it's foundational to improve or maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. In this episode, you’ll learn: How to find your unique purpose through your life experience The direct connections between spirituality, purpose, and health. How to turn new routines into healthy habits What you can drink every day to boost immunity and manage stress How Jaya Jaya Myra healed herself naturally from debilitating fibromyalgia How to get back on track with your New Years Resolutions Resources Book: The Soul of Purpose Guest website
40 minutes | a month ago
How to Optimize Your Immune System
In this episode, we’re joined by Clinical Nutritionist, Marie Ruggles. She is the author of the book Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy. She explains how to make a food-as-medicine pharmacy accessible to everyone, no matter your budget. In this episode, you’ll learn: About the three phases of immune support The first steps to take if you think you've been exposed to a sick person What a "kitchen pharmacy" is and how to build one What you should be eating or drinking every day to boost your immune system How long it takes to boost your immune system naturally How to boost your immunity without busting your budget Resources: Book: Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy Guest Website
45 minutes | 2 months ago
How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress
In this episode, we’re joined by Elke Scholz, registered psychotherapist and author of "Anxiety Warrior." She explains how tools like Art Therapy and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) can be beneficial in the battle against anxiety. In this episode you’ll learn: Tips for gaining mastery over your mind. How a checklist can control anxiety. How to recognize body sensations that are clues to actions you can take. Routines you can use to take care of your physical health that also assist with your mental health. How to break through mental freezes and blocks. Dehydration and anxiety: understanding the connection Resources Connect with Elke Scholz Buy Anxiety Warrior
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Healing Through Music: How to Return to Your True Self
We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to journeys of personal development. Whether your goal is to be happier or to find fulfillment or purpose, it can be pretty tough to figure out how to accomplish your goals on your own. In those circumstances, many people turn to a life coach. Like a therapist, a life coach is someone who can help you identify strengths and weaknesses and overcome obstacles holding you back. Our guest this week has often been referred to as “The Queen of Seattle Music.” For years Carrie Akre fronted the bands, Hammerbox, Goodness, and The Rockfords...all of which had huge followings, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Now her career has shifted from entertaining and inspiring fans through music, to inspiring and motivating people through life-coaching. We talk with her about how her musical journey was just the start of a path to helping others. As she writes on her website, “Everyone goes through moments when it important to find their truth, facing fears and make a plan to do/be who you want. Change is absolutely possible and you don't have to figure it all out alone. You deserve and sometimes need support as you discover and plan out your next steps toward what you desire!” In this episode learn more about how vulnerability and authenticity helped launch her to the front of the stage in front of adoring fans, and how her experience can help you live a more fulfilling and authentic life yourself. Join her Facebook Group to learn more about upcoming workshops: Dec 7, 8, 9 “Cocooning for Change: Three steps to start making a change in your life.” Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe! FEEDBACK Click the microphone on the lower right side of the screen to leave a message. Or Call 206-659-7667 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
26 minutes | 3 months ago
How to Have More Gratitude Every Day
“If we can cultivate not taking things for granted now, we are going to be so grateful when this is over because we will bring such joy to the other things in life." - Kristi Nelson Feeling grateful for life, your home, family, and friends may not come easily this year. But in the new book - Wake Up Grateful - author Kristi Nelson gives insight into what it truly means to be grateful. Rather than focus on finding happiness in every moment, Nelson encourages you to embrace the entirety of your experience, just as it is. In this episode, we talk with her about her experience as a 25-year Stage IV cancer survivor, which challenged her to find gratefulness even in the face of daily despair. She shares how you can learn what it means to live gratefully and bring awareness into every moment of every day. We have had a collective wake-up call this year with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on every part of our lives. Events like this bring the important things in life into perspective. Despite the challenges and anxiety 2020 has brought to so many lives, Nelson shows you how to uncover and cultivate gratefulness through questions for reflection, daily exercises, and perspective prompts for appreciating the fullness of life as it is, right now. About the author: KRISTI NELSON is the executive director of A Network for Grateful Living. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership, development, and consulting. She has worked at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the Soul of Money Institute. Kristi is a Stage IV cancer survivor who cherishes living among friends and family in western Massachusetts. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe! Sponsored by Athletic Brewing Company. FEEDBACK Click the microphone on the lower right side of the screen to leave a message. Or Call 206-659-7667 Email email@example.com
36 minutes | 3 months ago
How to Boost Energy, Fight Disease And Slow Aging with Glutathione
You’re not eating well. Perhaps you have a chronic illness. Maybe...and this is a wild guess...you’re under constant stress. You know all of these factors are doing damage to your body. They could also be contributing to a loss of a very important antioxidant your body normally produces. A growing number of studies are starting to show that you can ward off disease and symptoms of aging by boosting your levels of the master antioxidant, glutathione (GSH). Research shows it can help do everything from bolstering immunity to lowering inflammation and regulating hormones, which means it has the potential to help protect against a long list of ailments. This week we talk with Nayan Patel, PharmD. He is the author of the new book “The Glutathione Revolution: Fight Disease, Slow Aging, and Increase Energy with the Master Antioxidant.” It is comprehensive and practical, outlining what exactly glutathione is and what happens to us as it decreases over time. Dr. Patel explains how to naturally increase glutathione levels to capitalize on the antioxidant’s innumerable benefits. With a 14-day plan, along with recipes, menus, and easy natural steps to boost glutathione levels in the body, you can feel younger and ward off the diseases of aging...naturally. Dr. Nayan Patel is an internationally recognized expert, consultant, and lecturer on glutathione, and has been a respected pharmacist for twenty-two years. After studying mechanical engineering and chemistry at California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Patel received his Pharm.D degree from the USC School of Pharmacy, where he now serves as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Patel has traveled the world educating practitioners on advanced biochemistry and anti-aging science and is a member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. Sponsored by Athletic Brewing Company. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review, and subscribe! FEEDBACK Click the microphone on the lower right side of the screen to leave a message. Or Call 206-659-7667 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
45 minutes | 3 months ago
How to Survive and Thrive When Bad Things Happen
Few of us go through life without experiencing some sort of crisis, whether health, financial, relationship, career, or personal safety. This is especially true today. Covid cases across the nation continue to skyrocket. Schools are still closed or closing. Millions of people are out of work. Racial division rages on, and climate change remains a growing existential threat. Many of these are or feel out of our control. But the one thing we can control is how we respond to them. Our guest, Dr. Jim Taylor, is the author of “How to Survive and Thrive When Bad Things Happen: 9 Steps to Cultivating an Opportunity Mindset in a Crisis.” In this episode, he shares simples strategies to help you move from a crisis mentality of fear, pessimism, and panic, to an opportunity mindset of calm, confidence, and courage that you control in a crisis. Jim Taylor, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of critical performance. He is the author of 17 books and the lead editor of four textbooks. He has published more than 700 articles in scholarly and popular publications and has given more than 1000 workshops and presentations throughout the world. Taylor has blogged or written columns for The Saturday Evening Post, psychologytoday.com, huffingtonpost.com, sfgate.com, seattlepi.com, the Hearst Interactive Media group, as well as on his own web site. Follow Dr. Jim Taylor Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Subscribe and follow us! Sponsored by Athletic Brewing Company.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
What it Means to be a Highly Sensitive Person
Does it seem like you feel things more deeply than others do? Are you easily overwhelmed by crowds and noises? Do you ever need to be alone? If this sounds like you, then you might be a highly sensitive person. Being highly sensitive can mean a lot of different things. It means the child or person processes information and stimulation at a more intense rate than what most people might. Highly sensitive people may also be more observant or aware of subtle changes in their environment. They may become overwhelmed more easily. They may process events with much more depth. It’s all perfectly healthy. This week we’re joined by Andre Sólo from the Highly Sensitive Refuge. He is an author, adventurer, and philosopher. Growing up, he convinced himself he was not sensitive at all — that wasn’t something a growing young man was “supposed” to be. As an adult, he realized he was suppressing an important part of himself, the part that not only made him an idealistic dreamer but a keen observer of human nature as well. Since then, he has become an advocate for HSPs, and has spent years working with artists, spiritual seekers, and other sensitive people. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about how to live with or as a highly sensitive person...and the important role they play in society.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Ryan Holiday on the Lives of the Stoics and their Modern Lessons
Ryan Holiday is a writer and media strategist. When he was 19 years old, he dropped out of college to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power. He had a successful marketing career at American Apparel and went on to found a creative agency called Brass Check, which has advised clients like Google, and many prominent bestselling authors, including Neil Strauss, and Tim Ferriss. Holiday is the author of several of our favorite books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic, and Stillness is the Key which have sold millions of copies in dozens of languages. In this episode, we talk with Holiday about his newest book. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and co-author Stephen Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who worked to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of courage, justice, temperance, and wisdom. The fascinating mini-biographies illustrate powerful, centuries-old lessons that still serve as beacons to a more principled life. Subscribe and follow us! Sponsored by Athletic Brewing Company.
63 minutes | 5 months ago
NAD Therapy: A Secret Weapon Against Aging and Chronic Illness
John Tubbs was a pretty healthy guy trying to get his business off the ground the way so many do. He was playing a game of golf with a potential client. Little did he know that one badly hit ball would lead to a life-threatening battle with a chronic illness. In this episode, he shares how he contracted Lyme disease, and how it changed his life. We also learn the surprising way he fights through daily pain and fatigue. One of the many tools he's used in managing his symptoms is called NAD therapy. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is an essential coenzyme that regulates cellular energy metabolism and mitochondrial function. It's become a popular supplement to ease suffering from chronic illness, addiction recovery, and a variety of mental health issues. He was introduced to NAD therapy by Dr. Alain Polynice from the Reviva Wellness clinic in Albany, New York. The results he reports are remarkable. That's why we also talk with Dr. Polynice. He uses NAD himself and says though he's in his 50s he feels better than he did in his 30s! Listen to this episode to hear an incredible story of survival. Learn how NAD therapy could help boost your energy, clear brain fog, and slow the aging process. Subscribe and follow us! Check out this episode! Sponsored by Athletic Brewing Company.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Emotional Intelligence and Giving Yourself Permission to Feel
Dr. Marc Brackett on emotional intelligence, and giving yourself permission to feel. "Emotion management and health management is a life's journey." Dr. Brackett is a research psychologist and the founding director at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. He has developed a process for understanding emotions and using them to help, rather than hurt, all people, children, and adults in achieving their goals. His wildly popular book, "Permission To Feel" was released to acclaim last September and we talked with him about it then. Since that time the world has changed dramatically. Now, with the release of the book in paperback, he returns to help you deal with anxiety and major trauma brought on by COVID and inequality, and explains how understanding and using our emotions wisely is more important than ever before.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Fight or Flight: How to Manage Anxiety
The most common mental health illness in the United States is anxiety. It affects 40 million adults each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Those who suffer from it know all-to-well that the stress that accompanies anxiety disorders can interfere with your day-to-day life. It can also lead to serious health complications. This week we share our personal struggles with anxiety and a number of tools you can use to keep it from taking over your life.
4 minutes | 5 months ago
PREVIEW: Game Changers
By now you've probably heard of the idea to put butter in your coffee. That trend was started by northwest resident and world famous "biohacker." We spoke with Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey about his NEW ideas that could make you smarter, faster and HAPPIER. This is a preview to the full conversation with Asprey which will post on December 10th.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Finding Happiness in a Pandemic
Americans are unhappier than we’ve been in a long time. We're grappling with the fear, grief, and other emotions that characterize our response to COVID-19. It feels like we’re heading into another “Great Depression”—literally. So, is it possible to be happy in a pandemic? Even in a world where misery has gone viral, we can train our minds to be happy. However, it’s going to take work. For help with that, we talk this week with Karen McGregor. She's the author of The Tao of Influence: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Leaders and Entrepreneurs. McGregor is something of a happiness expert. In fact, her TEDx Talk on the subject has been viewed by over a million people. Thanks to COVID-19, everyone is short on happiness these days. But Karen McGregor says we can train our minds to reclaim happiness by overriding the brain’s tendency to resist change. We also mentioned that September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. If you need help you can start here.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
How to Lose Weight with Intermittent Fasting
In this episode, we discuss the research behind the most popular types of intermittent fasting. We also provide tips on how to maintain this type of plan to meet your fitness goals. After having tremendous success with intermittent fasting two years ago, I recently decided it was time to do so again. In 2018 along with fasting I limited carbs and worked out daily. This combination helped me lose nearly 70 pounds.
54 minutes | 6 months ago
How to Break the Cycle of Self-Sabotage, Accelerate Your Growth, and Realize Your True Potential
Ryan Sawyer had it all. He was a successful college football coach. Happily married he was starting a family. But underneath the surface there was darkness. In this episode we talk with him about the path that led to writing his new book "CHOICE POINT: Break the Cycle of Self-Sabotage, Accelerate Your Growth, and Realize Your True Potential." Ryan tells the story of his battle with depression and anxiety as a national champion college football coach and how keeping his secret nearly cost him his marriage and family. He shares his journey of self-realization, and the 8 principles of transformation. You will also learn about the tools and practices anyone can use to completely shift every area of their life.
48 minutes | 6 months ago
How to Safely Go Back to School
In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician, founder of Happiest Baby, creator of the SNOO, and author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block. He shares some of what he’s learned in his decades of experience working with families to help us cope with our cooped-up kids, coronavirus, and heading back to school.
38 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Unfu*k Yourself
New York Times bestselling author of “Unfuck Yourself”, Gary John Bishop has a new audio original called: “Ask Gary Fucking Anything” - where he dives deep to answer fans' most pressing questions about real-life struggles. Gary is one of the leading personal development experts in the industry. His “urban philosophy” approach represents a new wave of personal empowerment and life mastery that has caused miraculous results for people in the quality and performance of their lives. You’ll love hearing advice straight from the mouth of this Scottish-accented-NSFW author and expert.
46 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Create Your Own New Normal
“The new normal.” It’s a phrase that has been wildly overused in recent weeks and months but what does it really mean? More importantly, what could it mean for you? We’d like to believe the new normal is whatever we decide it will be. Covid-19 and the resulting shutdown has in some ways limited so much of what we once considered routine. On the other hand, it’s created an opportunity to re-evaluate everything. It’s a chance to reimagine on a large scale our social structures and financial systems. But on a more personal level, it’s giving many of us a chance to “reset” and really take steps to create the life we want and leave behind the one we ended up with. In this episode, we’re taking a very revealing and personal look at what normal was for us before everything changed and why all of this new struggle is just another challenge we are compelled to overcome, learn from and end up better for having experienced it. This is a scary time and these are some big questions. However, this is also an exciting time because we can make some choices about what “getting back to normal” looks like.
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