Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories

Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories

Without our health, we have nothing. Our mental, physical, and emotional well-being is a need for happy lives and prosperous businesses. Lift U Up is the podcast where we share inspiring health stories from business owners who are fulfilling their purpose to live their healthiest lives, and helping you do the same. Tamika Bickham is a former TV reporter turned marketing entrepreneur and content creator. She’s covered stories that include the death of superstar Michael Jackson, ESPN Monday Night Football, Alabama state politics, and wild, breaking news stories across South Florida. She’s getting back in front of the mic (and camera) to share stories that matter, uplifting and inspiring us all on our journey to healthier living. Learn more about Tamika, your health and wellness matchmaker, on her website tbmediagroup.com or watch the video version of each episode on her youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2VAqD2w.

Episodes

June 12, 2023 38 mins

Sometimes it is the experiences that matter most. For Marla Berger, a tough loss in her teens stayed with her almost a decade before it led her down her journey of pursuing a career in mental health. Through experiential therapy, she serves her clients through their personal struggles by giving them the opportunity to “practice” taking action instead of traditional talk therapy. These experiences utilize art, nature, and even horse...

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There’s nothing more important than taking care of our bodies. But when everyday activities like cooking (yes – cooking) in our kitchens have the potential to be harmful, we must listen and learn how to form better, and healthier habits. (Trust me – so much in this conversation came as a BIG shock to me!) That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Udo Erasmus for a mindblowing episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories to educate us ...

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This week on Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, we’re joined by a best-selling mother-daughter duo who’s teaching us about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and making it accessible for all. Healing Herbal Soups authors Rose Cheung and Genevieve Wong used their time in the pandemic for good - writing a cookbook full of healing recipes inspired by and passed down from TCM doctors. In this episode, the pair share their favorite re...

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We’re kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month with an important conversation surrounding stigma, mental health challenges, and resources that are saving lives. Joined by Jarrod Strickland, Executive Director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Florida, this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories discusses Jarrod’s own mental health past that led him into the field of helping others, and the impact of the work he...

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This week we’re taking a look below the surface, just in time for Earth Day. On Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories we welcome Rachel Shanker, the Conservation Liaison & Educator at Manatee Lagoon. Manatee Lagoon is a free Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area to view manatees up close. In this episode, Rachel educates us about the eco-discovery center, why the Manatees come to hang out there, how we al...

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After a life-altering concussion, Shelly Burton’s life changed direction. When the varsity athlete tried to fight through her injury, the symptoms became too much to ignore. She not only felt her own pain, but had a heightened sense of awareness, extreme empathy, and felt the pain of others she came in contact with. She was forced to listen to her intuition for the first time. In this week’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health S...

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Our skin is our largest organ, so how we take care of it (and what we put on it) matters. When three close friends were diagnosed with breast cancer, Ira Green was inspired to make a change. It started as a reset for the products she was using in her life, opting for natural products where she could trust every ingredient. When she saw a gap in the market for a natural deodorant that actually worked, she left her job in finance to ...

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Amber Laign found inspiration in one of life’s biggest challenges. When her partner was diagnosed with breast cancer, Amber was faced with the emotional challenges that come with stepping up as caregiver. Between the symptoms her partner – Robin Roberts of Good Morning America – faced post-treatment and the toll the experience took on Amber herself, she found solutions in essential oils. Inspired by her background in massage therap...

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There are 35 million pediatric visits to the ER each year, but not all are treated the same. In communities across the country, there are health disparities putting children at risk. This week we welcome Dr. Alana J. Arnold to Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories who is the CEO and founder of Premier Pediatric Solutions, LLC. Their passion for improving pediatric emergency medicine care in communities throughout South Florida is at ...

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It’s Black History Month! We’re kicking off with a conversation all about D.E.I.B. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging), why it’s important, and the actionable steps we can all take towards creating inclusivity. Roslyn Rutledge-Rice brings her diversity expertise to Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories as a diversity practitioner, speaker, bestselling author, and co-founder of DPI, LLC, a high-impact business consulting fir...

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Some of the most passionate entrepreneurs are those who build a business out of a need. That’s how Senior Proof came to life. Sydney Hughes was taking care of her aging father when he had a fall, a common yet dangerous possibility many older people face. Even with her background in the construction industry, Sydney could not find a resource to quickly and expertly senior-proof his home and make it a safer space to age in. So, inste...

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Are you getting enough of it? Are you prioritizing it? Can you go without it? This week on Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories we’re finally diving into a subject everyone can relate to: SLEEP. Joined by sleep expert Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell, we discuss common FAQs about sleep, like how many hours we really need and how to get it. With the holiday stress in the rearview mirror and a flurry of new year's resolutions now top of mind,...

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Not extreme, but consistent. That’s the key that Carla Duenas emphasizes for keeping healthy habits during and after the holidays. As this week’s Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories guest, the Baptist Health Dietician walks us through actionable advice for navigating holiday dinners with intention and the best ways to kick off the new year with health and fitness goals. This episode is packed with tips from planning advice and comm...

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‘Tis the season to “smash snowglobes”! This attention grabbing phrase is one of the ways Urban Youth Impact refers to their mission. When disadvantaged communities are just minutes away from their wealthy neighbors, yet don’t have the resources to grow their own wealth and opportunity, it can be a lot like looking out of a snowglobe – you can see another world, but you can’t obtain it. Anthony Savine joins us this week on Lift U Up...

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Lionel Moise is an Emmy award-winning journalist, an actor, a vegan food entrepreneur (featuring his Haitian culture), and an advocate for destigmatizing HIV. December 1 is recognized as World AIDS Day, and also the day one year ago that Lionel revealed his HIV+ status on his social media platforms – something many of his close friends and family members had no clue about. On episode 112  of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories...

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One million pounds lost! That’s the impact Fit Body Bootcamp has had on their clients across all of their locations. They’ve seen this huge success among their clients thanks to their alternative look at workout sessions, their community mindset, and the passion for their business that goes on behind the scenes. On this episode, we’re joined by one of their passionate leaders, CEO Bryce Henson, who tells us more about the intention...

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Through performing arts, This is My Brave is breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse. Hosting performances across the country, the nonprofit equips ordinary people to join their cast, tell their stories, and feel empowered in their hardships. Their research has shown the direct impact of their work- a reduction of self-stigma and an increase in confidence and sense of belonging. Simply put, their storytell...

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Angelica Sweeting is the first Black woman to hold a utility patent in the toy industry, an accomplishment she’s proud to wear today – but one that did not come without a lot of ups and downs along her winding entrepreneurial journey. One of those highs was being featured on Shark Tank in 2017 and snagging a deal with shark, Daymond John, but shortly after the lows became very low. 

For the first time in 5 years, Angelica is ab...

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If you fuel your body with good food, your brain will run well. This advice comes from Manny L., this week’s Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories guest and Heaven’s Pantry co-founder. After experiencing the all-too-familiar corporate burnout, Manny came to realize just how important it is to give your body the food and drinks that keep you going – in the right way. Inspired by his needs mid-burnout and advice his father gave him as ...

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Alyson Seligman is reminding us that there is so much more than what meets the eye. This week’s guest of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, had a 30th birthday that changed the course of her entire life. When her unknown invisible illness suddenly made her paralyzed and sent her to the hospital, Alyson started a journey of recovery and managing her symptoms. It took getting diagnosed with an invisible illness for Alyson to learn ...

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