A Healthy Curiosity

A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring self-care strategies, personal evolution, Chinese Medicine, and what it takes to be well in a busy world. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.... Show More

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August 21, 2019 39 min

Healing journeys can be incredibly stressful, but important events in our lives. Dr. Brenda Walding experienced her own protracted healing journey and she shares with us how the true healing began when she started to slow down and receive her own internal guidance, despite not fully understanding how to do so. By getting vulnerable and tuning into natural elements of her body and the world, Dr. Walding found the power of connecting... Read more

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August 7, 2019 41 min

Our need for belonging and approval traces its roots back to our primary evolution to survive, but today, it can often lead to setting impossible standards for ourselves in an effort to please everyone around us. Amy E. Smith shares some fascinating insights into why it's so toxic to let everyone else come before ourselves and how we can begin to overcome our people-pleasing ways by pairing assertiveness with kindness and grace. We... Read more

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Some of us constantly find ourselves overcoming obstacle after obstacle that’s ultimately stemming from our own sense of anxiety which amps up everything in our lives. Nancy Jane Smith refers to that set of people as having high-functioning anxiety and, in her experience, that often leads to hitting a wall at some point. In this conversation, Nancy addresses how she helps people to work through those feelings as well as how to navi... Read more

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We've talked about shame recently and how it can hold us back, but what about the kind of shame that is deeply rooted in our past, that becomes and internal weight on our soul through the years? Dr. Suvrat Bhargave has extensive experience in helping people work through their vulnerabilities to lift the shame from their lives as a psychiatrist. In this episode, he shares with us some practical approaches to questioning the doubts f... Read more

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July 17, 2019 24 min

Shame, and the fear of it, can be such a powerful obstacle that it can stop us from doing all sorts of things we want to do, from going to the gym to speaking our truth. So how can we identify and own our shame to break free from that paralysis? In this solo episode, we dig into ways to escape the shame spiral and avoid getting locked down by it in the future. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: My impromptu coaching sessio... Read more

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July 10, 2019 22 min

As humans, we’ve evolved to have strong, often unconscious reactions to thoughts and situations that might cause us to be in danger.  Sometimes we end up internalizing those thoughts and they become limiting beliefs that impact us far beyond what we might initially realize.  Lael Petersen shared some great insights in our conversation about these beliefs as well as why they’re so common and nothing to feel shame around.   On Today’... Read more

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July 3, 2019 50 min

When I say the word “posture,” do you immediately feel your body tense and gravitate to an unnatural, uncomfortable position?  We often hear this advice about maintaining a rigid posture with certain key elements, but Sukie Baxter joins us to discuss why those misconceptions of posture are harmful and how she defines it instead. Sukie tells us that the way we move our bodies is the way we move through life and that finding a health... Read more

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June 26, 2019 43 min

Being successful does not necessarily bring happiness. For my guest Dr. Andrea Pennington, it did the exact opposite: it burned her out, and stifled her spark to the point of deep depression, and cut her off from herself in profound ways. Thankfully, she found her way back. When I stumbled across this fellow Chinese Medicine and qi gong practitioner's work, and learned we shared a passion for blending paradigms, biohacking and evan... Read more

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June 19, 2019 52 min

Pelvic Pain Solutions for Women with Dr. Jessica Drummond Is it normal to have pain with your menstrual cycle? Or pain with sex? These types of pain are very common, normalized in our cultural conversations (if they're talked about at all). But they are certainly not required, nor should we just accept them as part of what it means to have a female body. Join me to break the silence, dispel myths, address common causes and treatmen... Read more

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June 12, 2019 19 min

Decompressing Time with Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. How often do you feel “pressed for time?” Feeling “time-crunched” is an all-too common source of stress, as our world has never moved faster.  This solo episode is about getting right with time. You’ll learn: Why being in integrity with your energy and your time is essential for optimal health  the Liver’s role in allowing us to flow through life and what happens when Liver Qi ... Read more

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Meditation, Mindfulness and Manifesting Emily Fletcher So, sure, you've tried meditation. But, maybe you haven't been able to achieve the magical "daily practice" that so many successful people seem to be invested in? Why not? Enter Ziva Meditation: a technique for the the modern day that encompasses meditation, mindfulness & manifesting, designed to unlock your full potential. Today we talk to Emily Fletcher about: why we should ... Read more

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May 29, 2019 35 min

DIY Detox with Bridgit Danner, L.Ac., F.D.N.P. No matter how well you eat, how much you exercise, toxins are everywhere.  How do you limit your exposure to toxins? What toxins might already be affecting your health? Detox is not just about a green juice anymore! Today we discuss: why detox, how often, how to  how to you have been exposed to heavy metals what benefits a regular detox can have on the body the benefits of sauna for d... Read more

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May 22, 2019 45 min

MELT Your Fascia -- and your pain with Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT We're used to thinking of ourselves as a bunch of parts: muscles, bones, joints, nerves, organs. That which surrounds each and every part and holds it all together is the fascinating system of fascia.  In today's deep-dive with fascia expert Sue Hitzmann, you'll learn:  the role of fascia in relation to pain relief and healing  the relationship between chronic pain ... Read more

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May 15, 2019 24 min

Depression and Yang Addiction with Brodie Welch, L.Ac. Calling all high-achievers, we who hold ourselves to high standards and push ourselves -- at times beyond our limits. You're in good company. Our culture values doing way more than just being: we celebrate yang and undervalue yin. This sets us up for burnout and even depression, even if you're doing all the "right things." Join me today to explore: When is enough, enough? The ... Read more

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May 8, 2019 54 min

Super Wellness Simplified with Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan In Chinese Medicine, health isn't just the absence of disease: it's about living into who we really are. There's really no separation between body and mind and spirit, and each must be considered and respected in order to optimize our well-being. Today we discuss: tips on creating living Super Well why diet and exercise alone can't do it the importance of working with our though... Read more

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May 1, 2019 40 min

31-Day Food Revolution with Ocean Robbins Eating "healthy" shouldn't be difficult, expensive, or confusing -- but it really can feel that way. Ocean Robbins brings his lifetime of expertise on healthy eating, healthy food production and other life hacks to the show. Today we discuss: what the industrialized food industry is hiding from you how to understand that food addiction is real the power your food choices have on you, your ... Read more

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April 24, 2019 46 min

Deep Core Messages From Your Psoas with Liz Koch The psoas is at the core of your body, and is a primary messenger of your well being. Understanding the power of this mysterious, watery shape-shifting tissue known as the psoas can be the key to not only health, but happiness. Today we talk about: what you need to know about your psoas what it can tell you about yourself, and what it might need from you the psycho-emotional-somatic... Read more

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April 16, 2019 17 min

Ways We Self-Minimize with Brodie Welch, L.Ac. Do you move through the world in a powerful way? Or do you subtly give others permission to dismiss you? As women, we're socialized to soften -- or even apologize for-- our presence, our words, our opinions.  If we're doing that, we're not embodying self-respect. Listen in to learn: Words and phrases you may be using that dampen your power -- and what to say instead The most important... Read more

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April 10, 2019 48 min

Deconstructing Pain with Dr. Kevin Cuccaro  Dealing with pain can be frustrating and, well...painful. If you don't suffer from a persistent pain, you know someone who does. Just the words "chronic pain" bring fears of a loss in quality of life. But do we really know about pain? Dr. Kevin Cuccaro and I discuss how to 'deconstruct' pain and effectively address it. Today we talk about:    how pain is constructed -- and how we might d... Read more

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April 3, 2019 26 min

Your 3-Word Rebellion with Michelle Mazur, Ph.D Words have power, maybe today more than ever. The capacity to live, spread and lead with a personal message has the potential to create change on an unbelievable scale via social media alone.  Communication rebel Michelle Mazur explains how your own "3-Word Rebellion" can help you find your one of a kind message that encapsulates the change you want in the world.  Learn how to incorpo... Read more

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