The Balanced Life

The Balanced Life

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced life and become the healthiest version of yourself inside and out.

Episodes

January 25, 2023 36 min

Navigating family mealtimes can be stressful. Everyone has their own ideas of what they want to eat. Kids can be selective, and families are often frazzled by the end of the day when dinner rolls around. 

Rachel Rothman helps families have less stress at mealtimes. She uses her extensive experience as a registered dietitian to work with families to alleviate food worries. Rachel and I had such an illuminating conversation that we h...

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We all want to help our kids cultivate a healthy relationship with food, but this can be easier said than done. Many of us are still repairing our own negative relationship with food. Add in changing nutrition data, emotional elements, and comments and advice from family and friends and this topic can become a minefield. 

To help us navigate this difficult, complex topic I’ve invited Rachel Rothman to share her expertise. Rachel is...

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December 28, 2022 23 min

As we wrap up another year around the sun, many of us become reflective of the year that has passed while also looking forward to what lies ahead. 

Setting goals may be something that you are intuitively drawn to, or maybe it’s something that has you running the other way. Regardless of how you feel about goal setting, I encourage you to have a listen to see if you glean any actionable tips. 

In this episode, you’ll learn how to ac...

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So many of us are on the happiness treadmill. We believe we’ll be happy once we achieve our next goal since the traditional way of thinking about happiness is wrapped up in our accomplishments. This means we don’t make room for happiness while we’re on the journey of life or we get caught up in the day-to-day whirlwind of feelings and emotions.

Stephanie Harrison from The New Happy has made it her life’s work to study the science o...

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The Balanced Life podcast is a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. My goal is to provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create a balanced life and become the healthiest version of yourself both inside and out.

Today we have a special episode that spans 5 conversations that I have had on the podcast throughout the years that have opened ...

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You may have heard about the benefits of having a family meal time, but the reality of living in the modern world can make it a challenge to create that space.

Mealtimes are not only for nourishing our bodies, but they are also times to cultivate connections with family and friends. On this episode of The Balanced Life, Christine Bailey joins me to discuss tips to help you slow down periodically to create a special time to enjoy fa...

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Many people choose the month of November to reflect on all that they are thankful for, but practicing gratitude doesn’t have to be limited to one month per year. 

In this episode, you’ll hear how evidence shows that a regular gratitude practice has an impact on your brain, health, and well-being. And make sure to listen until the end to hear easy ways to develop a daily gratitude practice.

You will want to hear this episode if you ...
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    Have you ever felt hangry? Do you notice when your moods fluctuate throughout the day? Food might have something to do with it. There is often a connection between food and our moods and this episode of The Balanced Life podcast will help you improve that connection.

    Registered dietician (RD), Micah Siva, joins me today to discuss how food can help you boost your mood. Micah is one of the primary dieticians who works to create the ...

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    October 5, 2022 17 min

    Whether we acknowledge it or not, routines hold power over many aspects of our life. If you are not a fan of routines you may feel tempted to skip this episode, but I encourage you to listen. If you enjoy creating and optimizing your routines, then you’re probably already listening.

    This episode is designed to help you take a closer look at your routines, both intentional and unintentional. By the end, you’ll understand why what yo...

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    Life is a series of transitions. Some are more welcome than others, but whether they are expected or not, it is important to be able to make the most of life’s transitions and learn how to navigate them. 

    You may be familiar with our guest today; Elisabeth Callahan was the community coordinator here at Lindywell who left our team to start her private therapy practice. 

    Elisabeth is here to share practical tools to help us navigate ...

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    Using your breath can be a powerful wellness tool whose benefits have been backed by scientific research. This free, easily accessible tool can be used by anyone at any time to help regulate emotion and bring a sense of well-being to your life. Breath is at the core of Pilates and can be used for wellness both on the mat and off. 

    Our guest today is breathwork coach, Kiesha Yokers. Kiesha is passionate about breathwork and educatio...

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    Do you understand the importance and power of your breath? In Pilates, we focus on breathing intentionally, but do you know how important proper breathing is in your everyday life? 

    You may be surprised to discover that something as simple as breathing can be used as a tool to impact both your physical and mental health. 

    In this episode of The Balanced Life, you’ll learn just how important the breath is and how proper breathing ca...

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    If you’re like most people, having stress in your life is inevitable. If you’re dealing with stress right now, know that you’re not alone, and with everything that we have been through as a society these past couple years, how can we be surprised if we are experiencing stress? 

    As a listener of The Balanced Life, you know that Robin has been working very intentionally over the past year to not only reduce stress in her own life, bu...

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    An exciting new chapter is here, and Robin and Matt are excited to bring you along today to share all the details!

    Today’s episode is a special behind-the-scenes look at our recent company rebrand to Lindywell. You’ll hear their thoughts on why this change was necessary, the excitement (and some nervousness) that came along with it, and Robin’s hope for members of the community moving forward.

    You’ll also learn the personal and spe...

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    Today’s episode is fun, playful, and one that will boost your mood! Every month in our membership community we dive deep into one area of wellness that takes place off the mat, and every July we focus on play. However, in today’s busy world, how do we make time for play, and what does it even look like?

    Joining Robin today to help answer these questions are Kaita, Becca and Sheri,  three of our incredible Pilates instructors who ha...

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    The truth is that habits are more than just what we do. They’re also what we think, how we respond to certain situations, how we solve the problems that we face and how we care, or don’t care, for ourselves. In this episode, we talk all about the habits that we want to create or may want to get rid of, and all that is entailed in this process.

    To help explain what habits really are, today Robin is joined by her friend and fellow en...

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    If you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook, or are a member of The Balanced Life Sisterhood, you’ve heard Robin talking about what it means to create a healthy home environment. Often when we think of health and well-being, we think about the foods we’re eating or how much we’re exercising, but how often do we think about our environments and how they are supporting us?

    Today’s episode is with Becky, aka “Clean Mama”, ...

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    Today we are diving into Part 2 of Robin’s conversation with Dr. Aviva Romm, and if you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, you are going to want to do that right now)! It is full of so much good information related to hormones through all stages of life and the hidden hormone epidemic that exists among women.

    In Part 2, Dr. Romm reveals the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy, simple ways to bring more balance to your hormone...

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    Are you ready to talk about hormone health? This is the episode that Robin has literally been counting down the days to, with her special guest Dr. Aviva Romm! Today they dive deep into all things hormone health that we experience in our everyday life, as well as through the various stages and seasons we move through. Robin also asks Dr. Romm the questions that you submitted by social media and email to have answered, and the infor...

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    Today we’re diving into an “Ask Me Anything” episode, where Robins answers your most asked questions from Instagram.

    The questions Robin answers today are the ones that she thinks will have the most impact, and hopefully help as many people as possible.

    Some are informative and specific to Pilates and exercising, and some are more personal as Robin reveals how she balances being a mom of 4, a wife, while running a business. You’ll ...

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