Emerge Thriving: Wellness Designed For Real Life

Emerge Thriving: Wellness Designed For Real Life

We engage in conversations about everyday life challenges - forgiveness, self-worth and resiliency, embracing self-care, the power of nutrition and so much more. Life isn't always easy, but with the right support and guidance we can take steps towards a thriving life.


June 10, 2021 48 mins

How do we make groundbreaking changes in the quality of our lives through the way we choose to acknowledge, respect, and restore our bodies each day? Kathleen Fitzgerald, an integrative nutrition coach, joins Amy to reignite our connection with the truth that we are worthy of nourishment and unconditional love.

Topics Include:
Food as medicine for the body and mind. 
Why loving ourselves unconditionally matters and...

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How do we release the deep need to people-please? In this episode, Amy is joined by Annie Henderson to discuss how we can overcome people-pleasing and come out as our authentic selves. Annie is a Counselor, Consultant, Educator, and a Coming Out Coach for the LGBTQIA+ community and their families. Annie is passionate about connecting people with their desire to live a life that truly reflects who they are.

Topics include:

  • That fe...
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Amy is joined by Esther Loopstra to discuss how we can find meaning and purpose in our work by connecting to our intuition and our values. Esther is an illustrator, artist, and educator who helps individuals connect to themselves, uncover solutions and unlock their potential.

Topics Include:

  • Why developing your deepest values is important 
  • Celebrating our wins
  • Nurturing our intuition
  • Dropping into a state of flow
  • Working wi...
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Do you constantly feel burned out? Do you often wake up overwhelmed by all the things you have to get done? In this episode, Amy connects with Dr. Kate Steiner to discuss how we can protect our mental health and recover from burnout. Dr. Steiner supports individuals and groups in their career longevity by addressing burnout and promoting wellness.

Topics Include:

  • Developing a burnout recovery process
  • A simple habit to co...
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Amy is joined by Maurice Chiang, CEO & Co-Founder of Prairie Health, to discuss the future of telemedicine, how telemedicine providers can make access to healthcare more equitable and affordable, the benefits of having access to online communities of healthcare practitioners, and much more.

Topics Include:

  • Accessible and affordable healthcare
  • Racial disparities in medical studies
  • Making healthcare more equitable
  • Making...
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Amy is joined by Lauren Tilden to discuss living with a mental illness like OCD and learning to thrive. Lauren shares her journey with listeners, how she's learned to manage her OCD, and what we can do as a community to empower others to thrive on their mental health journeys.

Topics Include:

  • Casually claiming mental health disorders like OCD, or Bi-Polar disorder
  • What OCD is, and how it manifests
  • Lauren's story...
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Amy is joined by mental health advocate and founder of Memories of Us, Tony Lynch. Amy and Tony discuss what we stand to gain by confronting and processing our grief, and steps we can take to get started... 

Topics Include: 

  • Processing and dealing with grief... 
  • Recovering from feeling suicidal
  • The breakdown of our communities... 
  • Stigma and stereotypes surrounding mental health for men... 
  • Your story as someone else's...
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January 14, 2021 41 mins

Amy connects with Erin Ang to discuss the steps you can take to create a life you love. Erin is a certified life coach, speaker and the founder of True North Success.

Topics Include:

  • Erin's journey to becoming a life coach
  • Breaking down limiting beliefs
  • Becoming the person you desire to be
  • Dreaming big–living a life of growth
  • Discovering passion and a sense of purpose
  • Facing your fears head-on
  • Practical exercises for mak...
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December 30, 2020 80 mins

Amy is joined by Katie Carroll to discuss how to align your decisions with your true passions and avoid burnout. Katie is a pediatric nurse, coach and creator of the Podcast Thriving Joy.

Topics Include:

  • Being your true and authentic self
  • The power of therapy
  • Self-care versus self-preservation
  • The consequences of running on empty
  • Learning what it means to listen to your body
  • Being a "yes person," and struggling wit...
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December 16, 2020 51 mins

Amy is joined by Sharhonda Ford to discuss processing grief, cultivating hope and healing from trauma. Sharhonda is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor,  Author, Speaker, and Host of the podcast "That Infertility Chic."

Topics Include:

  • The impact of mental health stigma
  • How to cultivate healing
  • Dealing with fear, isolation, and shame
  • Finding faith
  • Forfeiting  your peace for others
  • Focusing on the things tha...
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Amy is joined by Brittany Rose Green, Mental Health Counselor and Relationship Coach, to discuss the hallmarks of healthy and unhealthy relationships, cultivating a healthy belief system, dating during COVID and the importance of boundary setting with yourself and others.

Topics Include:

  • Toxicity in relationships
  • Healing from toxic relationships
  • Cues that you may be in a toxic relationship
  • The 5 key components of a healthy...
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November 18, 2020 32 mins

Amy is joined by Paul Calcote to discuss the role community plays in supporting our individual well-being. Paul is a Young Adult Pastor and is the Creator of the podcast Real People Real Talk .

Topics of conversation include:

  • The components of a healthy community
  • Finding belonging
  • Being the CEO of your own life
  • Why vulnerability and meaningful relationships are worth the risk
  • Ending mental health stigma
  • Rest as a productive activity
  • Ve...
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Amy connects with Dr. Tara Egan to discuss the influence technology is having in the home environment and strategies we can employ to manage it. Dr. Egan specializes in counseling and family-school relations, is the author of Better Behavior for Ages 2-10  and Adolescence: A Parent's Guide, and hosts the parenting podcast One Day You’ll Thank Me.

Topics Include:

  • Healthy management of social media and technology use
  • ...
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Amy is joined by Jessica Green to discuss how we can improve our well-being through effective management of stress and sleep. With a focus on nutrition, Jessica is on a mission to teach busy professionals how to detox their bodies, minds, and environments for more energy, happiness, and clarity.

Topics of conversation include:

  • How to manage stress and sleep through nutrition
  • Simple starting points to restore nutritional bala...
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In this episode of the Emerge Thriving podcast, Amy is joined by guest Colin Laughlin, Fitness Specialist, Creator of the QualityLife Fitness Podcast and Founder of QualityLife Fitness.

Colin is focused on helping people living with chronic health conditions live higher quality lives. He has worked in small personal training studios, CrossFit gyms, big commercial gyms, and now runs his own online personal training company ...

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September 23, 2020 48 mins

In this episode, Amy connects with Micha Goebig, a Seattle-based certified coach, speaker, published author and Founder of Go Big Coaching. Topics of conversation include: why we feel the need to be perfect, the importance of cultivating self-worth, tools for working with “productive procrastination,” building small habits and “micro-dosing” self-care, framing self-care as “things I am doing today for the future me,” learning self-...

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September 9, 2020 34 mins

In this episode, Amy is joined by guest Jennifer Soames. Jennifer is a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor, Author, Yoga Teacher, and retired Holistic Health Professional. Topics of conversation include: overcoming physical traumas, breaking down the ingredients of resilience, how Will Smith conquered his fear of water, getting curious about our own fears, the relationship between meaning, purpose, growth, and resilience, the importanc...

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In this introductory episode, host Amy DeLand shares the mission behind Emerge Thriving, insight into her personal connection to mental health, fear, shame and stigma, as well as her intentions behind the podcast and what listeners can expect in forthcoming episodes. Topics to be covered include: cultivating resilience, overcoming fear, tackling procrastination, healing from racial trauma, restoring our physical health, deepening o...

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