Health Harmony & Happiness with Cathy

Health Harmony & Happiness with Cathy

I’m Cathy Struecker, a wife and mama of 3, Adamantine® Yoga teacher, Clinical Health Coach, yoga studio entrepreneur and personal trainer who also loves to connect others with ways to enhance health, harmony and happiness in life. From learning to slow down and be still to living sustainably, I give you tools that help you discover what works for living and feeling your best no matter what season of life you are in. Join me as I reveal what has worked for me on my path toward more conscious living and talk with other experts about their own personal take on what creates health, harmony and happiness. Through my journey with yoga, anxiety, parenting, entrepreneurship and living simply, I bring you various perspectives that will help you navigate self-care, work-life balance, mindfulness, spirituality and much more.... Show More

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May 27, 2020 54 min

Science has proven that plants release natural chemicals that can improve immune function, mood + stress levels.  Crystal Berkenes shares what Nature Therapy is and how she combines it with music for health + what to expect from forest bathing.

You may know from experience that being in nature feels therapeutic, but did you know there is actual scientific evidence that spending time in nature can affect you at a cellular lev...

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We all have different communication styles that we tend to gravitate towards, and even though we may be speaking the same language, sometimes our needs, wants and desires get lost in translation when it comes to our relationships. Katie Rössler gives tips on how to overcome this communication breakdown and instead build positive connections.

We discuss healthy arguing strategies as well as how to get back into the flow of communicat...

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May 12, 2020 37 min

Loneliness is a signal or indicator that something in life needs to change--it’s a feeling, which can make it hard to detect. And if not addressed, it can potentially have negative health side effects in the way of chronic illness and decreased lifespan.  

Loneliness actually affects nearly half the U.S. population NOT during a pandemic, so I can imagine that right now these numbers are indeed heightened.  I’m speaking with Amie Zar...

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May 5, 2020 32 min

In honor of Mother's Day, I'm sharing a compilation of reflective blog posts I wrote after my first child was born.  Some of my parenting philosophies have changed, but these personal essays reveal the emotional struggle of a new mom with a colicky baby.  My son, who is my firstborn, was a challenging baby to say the least. We spent hours soothing him.  And it was during this time that I began a little blog called Counting ...

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Water quality goes much beyond just our drinking water; it’s also the source of recreation for many, so keeping it clean means it will be safe for your family to boat, swim and play near as you reconnect with nature this Spring and Summer.  Ingrid Gronstal of the Iowa Environmental Council and I continue our discussion of where water pollution comes from and how each one of us can be a part of contributing to safer waterways.  

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Today is Earth Day, and access to clean and safe drinking water is not a concern that should only be reserved for speaking of 3rd World Countries.  Believe it or not it’s also an issue that impacts neighbors in our own back yards no matter where you are in the United States.  

In today's episode Ingrid Gronstal, Iowa Environmental Council, and I talk about water pollution, why it concerns you no matter where you live and how you...

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Get rid of a single-use mindset and begin to consider that reducing the amount of stuff you live with or deem necessary at this point in life means that you’ll be living a more sustainable lifestyle and having less of an impact on the environment around you. Which in the long run means your children and their children will have a planet to care for as well.  

Today I sit down with Stephanie Seferian of the Sustainable Minimalists Po...

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For Nicole Saville herbs are far more than just for cooking; as the owner of Spiritus Vitae Botanicals, herbs are for both medicine and giving back to the land.  They are, in essence, the "Spirit of Life." By taking care of the land through chemical-free farming practices, the land can take care of us through its bounty.

Herbal medicine is where herbs, used as food, cross over and begin to heal the body.  It's all about ...

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With being around your home a bit more these days, we are inevitably creating more waste at home, but there are some things you can do to reduce the waste that goes to the landfill.  Today I share with you what my family does to live more eco-friendly and reduce the amount of waste we are putting back into the environment.  

Your environmental or ecological footprint is a measure of how much you are impacting the environment based o...

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Connection is necessary now more than ever.  At a time when we are being told to physically isolate from others, that connection is crucial; not only with others, but also with God.  And this energetic connection that we have with people can transcend social distancing. 

Yet remaining connected while social distancing involves also managing the energy you give and receive from others. On an energetic or spiritual level we are human...

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Our hormones play a critical role in how we feel; from sleep to temperature regulation to clarity, if they are out of balance you won't feel your best.  Dr. Valerie Bonnett uses functional medicine to treat patients so that your whole self is feeling its best rather than masking other symptoms.

This week I talk with Dr. Valerie Bonnett about balancing hormones in all stages of life, particularly mid-life and beyond.  She shares ...

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March 4, 2020 19 min

Tuning into your creative self can help you enjoy life more and even be more productive. Listen as I share my experience with The Artist's Way and how the tools it suggests can help you get back to knowing your inner child a.k.a. your higher self. Find out the 2 methods that you can easily implement into your life that can help you gain clarity on what you want in life and open yourself to receiving that which the universe puts...

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February 26, 2020 47 min

Being a member of a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has changed the way my family purchases produce. It has allowed us to go on a food adventure to discover not only new foods, but also how to prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Join me for a look at how Blue Gate Farm, a Certified Naturally Grown farm in South-Central Iowa, produces chemical-free products through members of a Community Supported Agricu...

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When it comes to fitness, mobility work or stretching is often the first thing people tend to neglect, but it is one of the things that can have the greatest impact on how you feel. Repetitive movements from traditional fitness and activities of daily living cause limitations and restrictions in the body that yoga can begin to undo. More-so if it is an intentional yoga practice that will enhance who you are as a person. Find out wh...

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Your gym is the environment, your machine is the body.  Farmer Gym specializes in online strength and conditioning training that requires little to no equipment for your body {and mind} to grow strong.  Jason Harle, an Iowa native, speaks to how the qualities of integrity and consistency that are learned on the farm are 2 of the primary beliefs his gym has for helping individuals do the work to get results with their workouts. Farm...

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When life seems to spin out of control, it's ok to hit pause on some of life's priorities and take inventory of your own Health Harmony and Happiness. But sometimes that takes setting pride and ego aside and embracing humility to admit to ourselves when we're committing to too much and moving agains the flow of life rather than with it.

Hear how my recent experience with doing just this allowed me to set clear intentions...

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Practicing self-care is a must especially during times of stress and chaos. And part of that self-care involves cultivating work-life satisfaction. This brief Health Harmony Happiness Moment tells you what I will be focusing on over the next 6 weeks!

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December 12, 2019 44 min

Living with an abundant mindset is releasing the fear of scarcity, or a “do more” mentality, and rather expanding into your highest state of being so that you actually spend MORE TIME in your true, playful self.  This week Hemalayaa and I sit down and unpack what an abundant mindset looks like and how her EMBODY pathway is one way to begin working on creating an abundant mindset for yourself. 

Plus learn 2 techniques for centering ...

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Local CrossFit gym owner, Chris Gordon, and I discuss how attitude truly is everything when it comes to mindset whether in the gym or yoga studio. We talk about intrinsic motivation and discipline, how they're related and how they contribute to creating the mindset you cultivate.  Plus, find out the 2 biggest messages Chris teaches his students in regards to behavior change and mindset.

For show notes, visit www.CairnYogaWellnes...

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November 28, 2019 26 min

Five simple ways you can make gratitude a daily practice all year long and not just during this holiday season. Gratitude is in the forefront of everyone's minds during Thanksgiving and the holiday season, but what about the rest of the year? Find out what gratitude means to me and learn some simple yoga and spiritual practices that I use to honor this quality and implement into my personal and family life regularly.

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