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Wellness with Dr. Denis'
19 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
S4E33 Making Time for Wellness
Probably the biggest reason cited for why wellness is difficult is time. Wellness can be quick. It has to be. This episode gives you some ideas for how to include more micro wellness to nourish and refresh yourself.#drdenisthomaswww.denisthomas.comWellnessWithDr.Denis@gmail.comMusic: The song “Get Well” is part of the creative commons work and can be found at www.freemusicarchive.org
17 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
S4E32 10 Reasons Wellness is Difficult
Why don’t we do the thing we most need to do when we know we need it? There are several reasons. In this episode Dr. Denis' shares 10 reasons why wellness is so challenging.#drdenisthomaswww.denisthomas.comWellnessWithDr.Denis@gmail.comMusic: The song “Get Well” is part of the creative commons work and can be found at www.freemusicarchive.org.
9 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Season 3: If you are new to the podcast, I’m glad you found it. Just jump in where you are. You can go back and listen from the beginning, but you aren’t catching up. You are right where you need to be. This episode is about what to do with the information from the previous 30 episodes before transitioning to something a little different for Season 4..
9 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
S3 Ep30 How to Support Yourself in Wellness
So how do you learn about your wellness habits and where do you find motivation?Books, blogs and web sites give you pages and pages of information to read and Ted Talks, documentaries and university lectures offer additional ways to learn through hearing . In one hour a week – that’s less than 10 minutes a day – you’d have more than 50 hours of learning in a year, more time than sitting in an entire university course.
12 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
S3 Ep29 Finding Community Support
You can learn from people all over the world through the internet, books and podcasts. You can join a group for social accountability or learn from a distance. Get lots of ideas for community resources to help you with your wellness habits.
10 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
S3 Ep 28 Friend and Family Support
It's helpful to share your good wellness intentions with safe and trustworthy people for gentle accountability and encouragement. But some people will sabotage your best efforts because it makes it uncomfortable for them. Knowing the difference is part of your wellness. This episode is about gaining support from friends and family.
13 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
S3 E27 The Four Core Needs
If you dig down deep enough into mental and physical issues, you will likely uncover one (or more) of these core needs: 1) Safety and Security, 2) Power and Control, 3) Inner Self, and 4) Relationship. You are probably doing things to meet these needs, even if your attempts are hurting you in other ways. It might even begin to make sense when you understand it.
15 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
S3 E26 Self-Compassion and Mental Chatter
This might be my favorite wellness topic: self-compassion. How do you talk to yourself? We all have inner-dialogues. Some of us have an inner critic that berates constantly. I’ve got five ways to notice your mental chatter and three steps to help you begin to change it with self-compassion.
11 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
S3 E25 Five Ways to Savor the Wins
Here are five ideas to help you come up with your own ways to hold on to successes to review on days that feel like failures. Do it digitally, with paper, and with keepsakes.
10 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
S3 E24 Why You Need to Savor the Wins
Evidence that you have helped is important on dark days or after making mistakes. You need reminders of the differences you’ve made because you tend to forget.
12 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
S3 E23: Five Tips for the Best Evening Routines and All Day Habits
In this episode, I’ve got five tips to help you nourish yourself with the best evening and all-day routines.
15 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S3 Ep 22 Four Questions for Transformational Habits
In today’s podcast, evaluate whether what seemed like a good idea for wellness really would contribute to an ideal day. I have four questions to ask yourself. Then, I’ll share some thoughts on a morning routine.The music is a song called, "Get Well." Learn more here.
12 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
S2 Ep 21 Professional and Time Challenges
In this episode, I explore the challenge of time, including where you spend the most of your weekly hours, your work. Then, I suggest adding more of what you want and subtracting what you don’t want. After this episode, I'm taking a wellness break, but I'll be back soon with Season 3.
11 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
S2 Ep 20 Personal and Perceptual Challenges
You have challenges that are yours just because of who you are. You don’t get to pick your family members, experiences or genetics. You may have unwanted medical issues, family drama or painful hurts. You were born with characteristics that mean some things are just more difficult for you. That's what we are talking about in this episode.
14 minutes | May 26, 2021
S2 E19 3 Tips to be Focused, Not Frantic
One way to make your wellness plan easier is to create a block or two of focus time, especially for reflective habits. For five or maybe 15 minutes, shut the door, shut off the devices and give yourself the gift of no distractions.Here is the link to the video I reference:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfKb47NOB3M
12 minutes | May 19, 2021
S2 Ep 18 Less Is So Much More
Make your wellness plan less instead of more. Less time, less effort, less reason to skip it.
11 minutes | May 12, 2021
S2 Ep 17 Emergency Wellness: Putting Yourself Back Together
Let's talk about how to put yourself back together quickly when you need to get back to work, face the family or keep it together for your kids when you need wellness, but can't stop for long. These aren’t magic solutions to make the problem go away, but I'll share strategies to help you cope in the immediate fallout.
12 minutes | May 5, 2021
S2 Ep16 Emergency Wellness: Coping in the Moment
You need strategies to cope in the moment, process what you feel, externalize intense emotion, and put yourself back together. Many times, you have to cope quickly. How do you take care of yourself in only 10 minutes while maintaining professionalism?
12 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
S2 E15 Go Small and Go Simple
You’ve got enough to do, so you don’t need an elaborate plan for wellness, but you do need to stay attuned to it. That’s what we are talking about today.
10 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
S2 E14 Evaluating Habits and Starting New Ones
My suggestion for the best, most sustainable wellness plan is to cultivate a few small, easy-to-do wellness habits with intention, and supplement that with restorative wellness, emergency wellness and supportive wellness when you need it. There’s no magical schedule, but since our Gregorian calendar is divided into 12 months in the Western world, the changing of the calendar month is a good time to introduce a new wellness habit.
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