Having trouble using your abdominal muscles to breathe? Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Here is an exercise for you. Lie down comfortably on your back. If your chin points at the ceiling, place a pillow under your head to keep the muscles in your neck working together in balance. Place a pillow under your knees to remove pressure on your lower back. Place a pillow or yoga block on your abdomen. As you breathe in slowly and deeply, pa... Read more
Dr. LaTonzia Adams-Sheeley began working for the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System in 2016, as Medical Director of Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology. In 2017, she became director of the departments of Chemistry and Support Services. In addition, she is the Co-Pathology Residency Director at the VA and Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University where she teaches Microbiology to the pathology resid... Read more
Learn Warrior 1 to feel mentally and physically strong and confident.
Lauren is the CEO and Founder of Global Sisterhood, an incredible platform for rising women and a movement of sister circles around the world in over 85 counties providing space, guidance, and practices for women everywhere to cultivate emotional freedom and live in their power. Lauren's expertise is fueled by her experience of transforming her trauma into service, leading her to the Amazon and into the halls of the UN. Her passi... Read more
This is a poem about unity, strength, kindness and support - from one woman to another, by Ugochi Nwaogwugwu. Please listen to her previous episode - https://simplecast.com/s/ab098dfb You can find her at - http://www.ugochi.com/ https://twitter.com/ugo2dachi
Leah Claire Allen is Assistant Professor in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and English at Grinnell College. At Grinnell, Professor Allen teaches Introduction to GWSS, Theory and Methods in GWSS, Masculinity in American Literature, the capstone Senior Seminar in GWSS, and Queer and Trans Literatures. She received her PhD in Literature from Duke University, MA in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser U... Read more
As a self-professed type A personality, it was humbling to reminded about the real meaning of a meditation practice. I am continually delighted to learn and re-discover lessons from my teachers. Thanks to Jim Bennitt for teaching me in the episode about meditation.
Jim teaches Tantric Vinyasa Yoga: an authentic, comprehensive practice influenced by ParaYoga, Universal Yoga, the Himalayan Institute, and the Krishnamacharya lineage. Based in Chicago and co-founder of Tejas Yoga Studio, Jim's inspired teachings and demos are sought after at many conferences and studios across the country. To attend classes and workshops with Jim at Texas, click here - http://tejasyogachicago.com/ To practice yog... Read more
Try growing an herb of your own in your kitchen.
Brenda Shelton, a Native Midwesterner, through and through, was raised by Scandinavian immigrant grandparents until she was 16 and graduated from high school. Learning from cherished people who's knowledge went back, orally, for centuries set her on her pathway of becoming a horticulturist and submerging herself in EVERYTHING botanical. She has been employed in various areas of horticulture since birth, being put to good use on her... Read more
Find a quiet place in a natural setting of your choosing, free of distractions and sit quietly for this guided relaxation. Use your senses to experience your surrounding.
Horticulturist Brenda Shelton defines and discusses practice of horticulture, our interdependence with nature, and why she loves her craft. Brenda Shelton, a Native Midwesterner, through and through, was raised by Scandinavian immigrant grandparents until she was 16 and graduated from high school. Learning from cherished people who's knowledge went back, orally, for centuries set her on her pathway of becoming a horticulturist and ... Read more
This is a simple meditation to observe your cravings.
Jennifer Alembik is a Food Addiction Coach and recovering food addict who has devoted her life to speaking, writing, and coaching on this debilitating disease. Jenny’s intense passion to raise awareness and help others comes from her own personal struggle. She sought treatment at age 21 but sadly, it was ineffective. Finally, at the age of 45 yrs., she discovered her severe addiction was to sugar and flour; the addictive culprits... Read more
Reading a nutrition label may be confusing and it may feel like a waste of time, but it is imperative to choose the food that you are ingesting wisely! Be an informed consumer, advocate for your own health, and pick nutrient dense fuel for a healthy body! On this episode, Nutrition Educator and Health Coach, Christine Rosandich returns to explain both why it is important to know how to read a nutrition label and how to do so. Resou... Read more
Read five nutrition labels this week and assess what changes, if any, you should make.
Meditate to your favorite song.
Jesse Backes is a freelance percussion teacher, composer, and clinician in the midwest. He joins us on the podcast to talk about how music encourages us to fail.
Too much sugar is detrimental to our health. This episode describes why. Refrerences: http://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/the-growing-concern-of-overconsumption.html#.XQarKtNKjUI https://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/sugar-metabolism.html#.XQaumdNKjUI https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/metabolism/sugar/
Christine Rosandich, Nutrition Educator and Health Coach advises against dieting and instead, educates us to adopt individual and sustainable strategies for weight maintenance. Christine is Program Manager of Offsite Locations and Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator at the Cancer Support Center. Chris received her Masters Degree at Hawthorne University. In this episode, she uses DIET as an acronym - Did I Eat Today? Diets emphasiz... Read more