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Thyroid Warrior Podcast
17 minutes | 2 days ago
Choose Your Words-129
C.S Lewis said it correctly "We are what we believe we are". I am urging you today to be careful how you speak to yourself. In this episode, I share three ways for you to practice kindness, love and compassion with yourself. In a society where we are bombarded with messages of not being enough, I want to remind you that you are perfect just the way you are. See yourself as the queen or king that you are and adjust your crown. You are handling your body going against what it was meant to do...the fatigue, the confusion, the joint pain. Give yourself grace today and remember how strong you are!
17 minutes | 16 days ago
The Art of Saying No-128
Saying no gets a bad rap. I am going more in depth with the true things to say no to: Toxic people Things online that don't make you feel good about yourself Not reviewing the triggers behind why you don't feel good about yourself Tune in to this week's episode for more These things can take up space and can live "rent free" in your mind and these things GOTTA GO! Your mental health is so important and your brain is an important aspect of signaling to keep your body healthy. This series is important, not just for you, but for everyone that interacts with you and your future.
20 minutes | 22 days ago
Lets Get Real...The Lies We Tell Ourselves-127
It's time to get REAL. I'm noticing a pattern here...as we are moving through this continued pandemic, we are being bombarded with more and more images/media about where we should be, how we should look and how we should feel. I want to have conversations about this with you all because while I don't have a solution per se, but I want us, as a community to have the difficult conversations about body image, self worth and self esteem...and not necessarily in the woo woo way of light a candle and practice self care. You all know that I'm a proponent of taking care of ourselves, but I want to make sure we see all sides of it, including being comfortable getting uncomfortable.
19 minutes | a month ago
Your Brain and Your Thyroid Part 3-126
On the last day of Thyroid Awareness Month, I wanted to talk about the last structures related to endocrine function. We will of course bring everything together next week, but i want you to understand the more in depth concepts of our neuroendocrine system so that we can move forward with understanding the full body approach to wellness!
49 minutes | a month ago
We are STRONG- Interview with Kirstyn Brown of Strong Fitness Magazine 125
I am incredibly excited about this episode! We get to hear from Kirstyn Brown, the Editor in Chief of Strong Fitness Magazine! We are talking about everything from self care practices to what Strong as a company is up to. The most important thing that we discuss is the importance of acknowledging where you are and recognizing that you are STRONG in every way! Learn more about Strong at strongfitnessmag.com Follow them on Instagram at strongfitnessmag Follow Kirstyn at kirstyn_brown
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Your Brain and Your Thyroid Part 2-124
This week we're going to talk about the pituitary gland as well as the pineal gland. It's very important that I break this down because this will begin to highlight the why behind so many of my previous episodes. For example, now you can understand why the type of food is important or why movement is important and what we can do to really, truly support our bodies, as well as our thyroid gland.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
Your Brain and Your Thyroid Part 1-123
In this series, we are going to talk about your brain as it relates to your limbic system/thyroid gland. Your brain is incredibly powerful. It is composed of your pituitary hypothalamus your amygdala hippocampus, mammillary bodies your thalamus, as well as other structures. Each week we are going to break down a part of your brain and this week we are starting with the hypothalamus.
14 minutes | 2 months ago
A Year in Review 2020
It is no secret that 2020 has been difficult. I could go on and on about it actually, but it won't really serve any of us. I touch *briefly* on events of this year, but what's most important is that you did it...WE did it...together. I want you to focus on what you did do...how much time were you able to spend doing things you forgot you loved or did you talk to your loved ones more? I had the opportunity to "feel" this year. It was nothing short of horrifying and amazing at the same time. So many things came to the surface for me. It is my hope that you will love a little harder and recognize your worth in 2020. You deserve it and remember...you're never alone.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Taste the Rainbow-122
Plant Diversity is becoming my new favorite thing to talk about! Now that I've learned all about the benefits that fiber brings to our lives I want to reap the benefits all the time! In this episode, I give you a challenge of adding more color to your plate. Increase the plant diversity, get all of the good fiber and watch how much it changes you for the better! This series provides you with information from the book Fiber Fueled!
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Now We Rebuild...Let's Talk About Fiber Fueled Part 1-121
This series will be based upon the book "Fiber Fueled" by Dr. William Bulsiewicz. In it, he talks about how to rebuild your gut and he breaks down very difficult concepts into easy to understand topics. We are all struggling with trying to find a "new normal" and now is the perfect time to start the basis of understanding how to truly build a solid foundation, especially because our gut is the largest endocrine organ in our body! This episode gives you a snippet of a concept of Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs).
12 minutes | 4 months ago
Burnout: I Give Zero Well You Know the Rest-120
I thought about saying the actual word, butttt I think that you know what I mean... I am challenging you in this series, but I want you to take a hard look at what you're doing and think through how to make your life more manageable. I don't want you to continue to live in this vicious stress cycle when your body is dealing with so much fatigue. In this episode, I talk about 3 things that I want you to work on and I'll give you a hint...one of the points is learning how to say no. What are you going to release today?
17 minutes | 4 months ago
Burnout: The Stress of It All-119
Many of us are too familiar with the concept of being a giver...it has been something that we've been focused on since the time we were young...I'm here to tell you that it wreaks havoc on your body. You're left with little to give and you can develop resentment, REALLY fast... On this episode, I share with you some of the things that I've learned about in terms of how to process the stress response cycle. Also, I mention the book "Burnout" by Emily and Amelia Nagoski...it's a great book and it truly breaks down how to process burnout. I highly recommend it.
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Burnout...The Beginnings - 118
Burnout is real...it's easy to dismiss it because for many of us, it mimics the symptoms of our thyroid disease (Psychology Today): Fatigue and exhaustion Inability to concentrate Sense of dread to do things, especially work related activity Physical ailments During this time, it's even more important to pay attention to these signs and symptoms. I could tell you to practice self care, but I want you to become keenly aware of the nuances that can take you from being okay to out of control. I know it's a challenge, but you can do this.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Teens Know Too- Part 3-117
This episode is all about body image. We have to remember how much our bodies can change when our thyroid gland isn't functioning optimally and what can happen when our hormones aren't balanced. Being a teenager that has to go through these changes can be difficult. Help them develop a healthy body image and remind them of their beauty because the world isn't always kind in that way. I believe in you. I know that it's hard, but you can do this!
10 minutes | 6 months ago
Teens Know Too- Part 2-116
In the first episode of this series, we talked about what to look for and how to understand the changes that your teen may be facing. This episode is all about establishing a new normal, from sleep habits to understanding what their life will look like. It's easy to think the worse at that age...I definitely did. I want to encourage you to talk to them, get to know them from the lens of what they're experiencing. Relate to them, especially if you have any type of thyroid condition...it goes a long way. If your teen has a high amount of stress, say due to their academic load or if they're managing home, school and their athletic life, it's important to help them understand how their bodies change and what impact that will have on their abilities, even if it is short term. Stress management in particular will be incredibly important during this time as well.
10 minutes | 6 months ago
Teens Know Too- 115
Lately I've been receiving a lot more messages from teens that are experiencing symptoms. They either have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease or they're having hyper or hypo symptoms. It's really important to me to provide a voice to talk about a lot of these things because it's important and it's often missed. Far too often we will say one of the following statements: “Oh, they're just being a hormonal teenager” or “They're moody, it’s that time of the month” “They've hit puberty” and/or “they'll get over it” The above statements can be “explained away”; however, you can have a child or a person that is incredibly even tempered. Suddenly they start having symptoms and things aren't quite right anymore. I want to ask you a series of questions to have you look at the person that is in your life, who may or may not be having these symptoms. Temperament: Is the teenager in your life, usually very even tempered or they’re someone that doesn't get easily upset? Current Stressors: What stressors are currently in the life of your family that could be contributing to additional stress or anxiety? Has this person been engaged in a lot of sports/activities? Have you had a death in the family? Has divorce occurred in your family? Other Health Challenges: Is this person going through other health challenges and health issues? Don't be afraid to talk to that person about what's going on. It’s very easy to come to the conclusion that the teenager in your life “doesn’t talk”, but trust me, they have a lot that they want to share, but sometimes, they just don’t know how to. I wish someone would have pulled me aside and took the time to talk to me. Be sure to allow them the space to talk...don’t bring up the conversation when you have to hop on a call or you have an engagement in five minutes. Give them the time. Trust me, you’ll be happy you did. Also, don’t be surprised if the floodgates open. Remember, kindness, love and compassion.
16 minutes | 7 months ago
Being a Caregiver Part 3-114
Being a caregiver is tough... I want you all to take a second and BREATHE. You don’t need to schedule a fancy spa day... Here are some suggestions: -Revisit something that makes you happy -Go back to taking five minutes for yourself -Don’t be afraid to be joyful...we live in a society where people assume that you’re not “dealing with stuff” when you have a happy countenance. Yes there is a such thing as toxic positivity, but many of us just choose to be happy. I read an activity from my good friend Lara Casey on this episode to help you work through some things. Try it out for yourself and you can grab her Book “Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life” at cultivatewhatmatters.com
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Being a Caregiver Part 2-113
Bring a caretaker part 2 You can be as happy as you want to....as long as it fits how others think you should be happy...SIKE Everyone processes their emotions differently. No one can tell you how to feel. Your feelings are valid. Some tips: Write down how you’re feeling Make sure you have a support system Therapy is okay Anxiety medication is okay...sometimes we need some help to get us through a difficult time Takeaway 1 Your feelings are valid. It it’s okay to process through your emotions in the way that YOU need to. Give yourself permission to fall apart. Takeaway 2 As I learned from the Cultivate What Matters conference, each part of your life may demand a certain level of focus...Understand that you can have a vision for the season you’re going through. It can change over time and that okay. Takeaway 3 When you try to be everything for everyone else, you can’t show up for yourself. Take off the guilt jacket...as a caregiver, it’s easy to feel like you’re not enough...I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE WORTHY. Understand and recognize that you matter, your health matters and your life matters. Thank you for doing everything that you do for your loved ones.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Being a Caregiver Part 1-112
This series has completely and totally opened my eyes to the role that so many of you have to provide for your families...being a caregiver. This episode lays the groundwork of how I will be walking you through my experience of caring for someone from a distance. Here are few tips from this episode: Get in the habit of writing things down when a loved one isn’t feeling well. Get in the habit of recording what happens with your loved one when they leave a clinic visit. If you’re provided with information, read it. When they pick up medications from the pharmacy, read the medication labels. When your loved one goes to the hospital or doctor, ask about being present in the room. Write down any questions that you have about your visit. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! The life of your loved one may depend on it. I will also introduce you all to two of my favorite humans...their words have helped me tremendously throughout this time. One is Dawn Barton. She wrote a book titled "Laughing through the Ugly Cry...you can find it here. It helped me so much through my own personal struggles and how to be there for my family.
15 minutes | 8 months ago
Being Your Own Advocate Part 4: You Have A Say In This-111
This episode is near and dear to my heart. It is VITAL that we understand our roles as a patient. It is not to say that we are less than in the patient doctor relationship, rather, we should see ourselves as a client of the doctor. I want to encourage you to think about ways that you can be more active in your care. This isn't to say that you aren't already, but I want to push you to feel empowered! Can you prepare your questions prior to your visit? If the doctor/healthcare provider says something that you don't understand, don't agree with or you have further questions, will you speak up about it? If you receive a bill that you don't agree with, will you call the billing office to ask about it? I'm here for you. I want to encourage you in this. You can live a happy, healthy and joy filled life and I want to make sure that you have the tools and support that you need in order to be successful!
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