Be Well By Kelly
Be Well By Kelly
Aug 12, 2020
46. 5 Steps to Rewire Your Neurology - with Dr. Caroline Leaf #WellnessWednesdays
Play episode · 1 hr 6 min

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist who has spent the last 30 years researching the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with directed input, or neuroplasticity. Throughout her years of clinical practice, she’s helped hundreds of thousands of people learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain to succeed in every area of their life, including school, university, and the workplace. Now more than ever, we could all use some help supporting our mental health, and Dr. Leaf is the perfect person to help us with that.

You will learn about...

  • (02:40) Understanding the five steps for reducing depression and anxiety
  • (12:28) What happens in the brain when you experience trauma and how to manage it
  • (30:38) Being proactive and strategic with what you allow into your life
  • (44:15) The amount of time it takes to form a new habit
  • (56:49) How to use the five steps during your day


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Be Well By Kelly is a production of Crate Media

Well-Fed Women
Well-Fed Women
Noelle Tarr
Reverse Dieting, Treating PMS Naturally, & Calories and Hormones
Here's the notes for episode #295 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe! To leave a review for the podcast (HORRAY!), go to: In this episode, Noelle and Stefani discuss reverse dieting, treating PMS naturally, and calories and hormones. Got a question you'd like us to answer? Email us at 10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week. Topics! [25:55] Reverse Dieting [43:06] Treating PMS Naturally [58:51] Calories and Hormones Links! Noelle's website: Stefani's website: Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells Well-Fed Women Holistic Health Facebook Group - use code WELLFED for a discount! DUTCH test Natural Ways to treat PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) How to Reverse Estrogen Dominance Naturally #213 The Pill, Irregular Periods, and Post Birth Control Syndrome with Dr. Jolene Brighten Minnesota Starvation Experiment Hormones + Fitness Competitors article Grass Roots Grass Roots Farmer's Cooperative has set up a system where you can order incredibly delicious, nutrient-dense 100% pasture-raised meat directly from small scale family farms in the US directly from their website. And now, you can get The Well-Fed Women Box! The Well-Fed Women Box from Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative is an assortment of my favorite cuts of meat inspired by my recipes. The cuts are affordable, easy to cook with, and give you the most bang for your buck.  All of this is bundled at a 15% discount. Which I’m so excited about because it’s an incredible deal for such high quality meat from farms that provide full transparency in the work they do. To get The Well-Fed Women Box, which is at a 15% discount, go to There is limited stock. And, no subscription is required. BioOptimizers This podcast is sponsored by BiOptimizers. Please refer back to episode #258 all about digestion for some more insight on how to resolve common digestive issues. If you’ve never tried enzymes before, or have and it didn’t work, I encourage you to give MassZymes a go. It is a full-spectrum enzyme formula with 5 different kinds of protease, which is the enzyme that is the catalyst for the breakout of protein. Give MassZymes a go. So many individuals suffer from digestive issues—because any protein your body doesn’t break down creates digestive distress, gas, bloating and constipation. MassZymes ensures that all the protein you consume breaks down into absorbable amino acids. Go to and use code WELLFED10 to save up to 38% off Masszymes Joovv This podcast is sponsored by Joov Red Light Therapy! Red light therapy is a simple, non-invasive treatment that delivers concentrated natural light to your skin and cells. Red light therapy is quick and easy: all you have to do is sit or stand in the light for 5 to 15 minutes, ideally every day. This gives the mitochondria in your cells the natural light they need to make the energy that powers your body. By stimulating energy production in the body and improving mitochondrial function, studies show red light therapy reduces inflammation, it speeds up muscle recovery and aids in the healing of injury, and it can significantly improve sleep, circadian rhythms, and overall mood, including anxiety and depression. Joovv is offering an exclusive discount for our community on their newest devices, go to and use code WELLFED. Available for a limited time.
1 hr 13 min
Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions
Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions
Dr. Mariza Snyder
236: The Truth about Metabolic Dysfunction and How to Address It Head On w/ Dr. Casey Means
If You Want To Understand Your Metabolism Better You Should: * Understand which of your lifestyle practices are contributing to the vicious cycle of insulin resistance * Learn what your body needs to process energy effectively by continuously monitoring your blood glucose levels * Implement simple behavioral changes by increasing your accountability and awareness of your bodies levels Did you know that almost 90% of Americans deal with some type of metabolic dysfunction? Metabolic dysfunction is, by far, one of the biggest epidemics in this country and can impact everything from your mood to the health of your immune system. However, it doesn't have to be this way! It is possible to monitor which foods are sabotaging your insulin, metabolism, and energy levels so that you can limit your risk of chronic illness and start to heal your insulin sensitivity. Taking Hold of Your Metabolism and Your Health with Dr. Casey Means Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford trained MD, biomedical researcher, and surgeon-turned-metabolic health evangelist. As Chief Medical Officer of pioneering digital health startup Levels, she’s leveraging breakthrough technology to solve metabolic dysfunction. Dr. Casey is passionate about scaling the behavioral changes necessary to create conditions in the body that allow for thriving metabolic health, stable glucose levels, and less inflammation. By merging what we know about medicine with digital tools and products, Dr. Casey is bringing root cause medicine into the digital era. Why Metabolic Health Matters The truth is, no part of your body is safe from metabolic disease if you do not treat it right.. The good news is that your body can become metabolically fit again with the right behavioral changes. These changes are low hanging fruit that can help you control your insulin and get on top of your symptoms. It is not just food that impacts your glucose levels. Food timing, sleep, exercise, and stress all play major roles in your metabolic health. These factors are also closely linked to many chronic illnesses and show the importance of making your metabolic health something that you care about as early as possible. Continuous Glucose Monitoring of the Future Traditional glucose monitoring systems have many limitations and do not provide a holistic overview of all of the varied reasons that your glucose could be spiking. This is why Dr. Casey and her team at Levels have developed software to help people track their numbers and find actionable solutions. Dr. Casey believes that everyone can uplevel their lives by getting their metabolic health in check. By tracking and measuring how your own unique body reacts to the environment that you place it in, you can start to take action and improve your metabolic and overall health. Do you or someone you know struggle with metabolic dysfunction, insulin sensitivity, or chronic inflammation? Share this episode with them and let me know what actionable behavioral change you will start implementing into your routine in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “We want everyone to understand what is going on in their own metabolism and be able to act on that so they can move the needle in the right direction.” (7:23) “We have trillions of cells in our bodies; we are made up entirely of cells. That's the reality. And every single cell, for it to work, it needs energy to function. It needs a usable form of energy. And that is created from our metabolism.” (16:48) “The beauty is, while we can move sort of in the wrong direction on this pathway, we can also move in the right direction. It's not a one-way street, it is a spectrum that we can move back and forth on.” (20:43) “We can go out and take a 2-mile walk and know exactly how many steps that is giving us. And we don't have that for a meal. We don't know that if we eat this meal, this is the impact it had on our body. So that is what excites me so much about continuous glucose monitoring, finally, we can close the loop and create a one to one relationship between this food I ate and what it did to me.” (34:22) “We have created software that helps people get to the root of all of these things, get to the root of what is working for them, what's not working for them, and be able to actually make those behavior changes. (47:18) In This Episode * Discover what metabolism is and why it plays one of the most central roles in our body and our bodies function (16:10) * Why continuously monitoring your blood glucose is the gold standard for understanding how your metabolism and blood sugar work (22:08) * The four things other than food that are dramatically impacting your glucose levels (26:44) * The most exciting ways that continuous blood glucose monitoring can impact your health accountability (33:20) * Foundational ways that you can minimize glucose spikes after a meal and keep your levels in check through food (39:52) * How Levels can help you transition to healthier lifestyle behaviors (46:55) Resources Mentioned: Organifi Green Juice 15% Off Shop Page Levels Health Metabolic Health Levels Health Blog Follow Levels on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Follow Dr. Casey on Instagram | Twitter Related Episodes: Episode 192: How to Makeover Your Metabolism for Long-Term Success with Mark Sisson Episode 223: The Number One Hormone to Watch Out for At 40+ (Hint: It’s Not Estrogen) Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative
56 min
Run, Selfie, Repeat
Run, Selfie, Repeat
Kelly Roberts
Week 1: Ditch the disguise (because diet culture is sneaky AF)
EVERY DAY, WE’RE SERVED UP THE POISON PUNCH THAT IS DIET CULTURE. WHAT TO EAT AND HOW TO EXERCISE TO LOSE WEIGHT. WHICH BODIES ARE ACCEPTABLE, AND WHICH BODIES AREN’T. THIS DIET. THAT DIET. BODY SHAME. FASTING. MACRO TRACKING. MORE BODY SHAME. And every holiday season, this poison punch gets spiked. New year, new you? More like new you, same BS. Spoiler alert: This poison punch isn’t going away any time soon. So, we’ve created the antidote for it. BADASS LADY GANG, MEET ‘TIS THE SEASON TO DITCH DIET CULTURE. It’s week one and today, Kayla and Kelly are talking about how to ditch the disguise (because diet culture is sneaky AF). THIS FREE 8-WEEK LONG COURSE WAS CREATED BY BADASS LADY GANG NYC CO-LEADER KAYLA REYNOLDS, MS TO EMPOWER YOU TO NAVIGATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN A WAY THAT'S TRULY HEALTHY -- MIND, BODY, SPIRIT -- NO PUNCH NECESSARY. Every week we’ll explore a specific theme and equip you with concrete tools that you can use to jingle all the way to a memorable holiday. Here’s how we’re going to break it down: * Week 1: Ditch the disguise (because diet culture is sneaky AF) * Week 2: Diet is a noun and food isn’t the enemy - let’s bust some myths * Week 3: Detox your judgments… your liver and kidneys will do the rest * Week 4: People suck!!! Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge their projections * Week 5: Breakthrough the shit - if you want different, you need to do different * Week 6: Food isn’t medicine (and you consume way more than what you eat) * Week 7: No one knows you like you do! How to listen to your body in a noisy world * Week 8: What if self-love wasn’t the goal? Let’s start with self-care And here’s what’s in store: * A newsletter every MONDAY morning introducing the weekly theme, including journaling prompts and a challenge to put your knowledge into practice * A NEW podcast episode released every MONDAY morning (via the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast. Available wherever you love to listen to your favorite podcasts!) * A Group Zoom call every WEDNESDAY 8:00 pm-9:00 pm ET (5:00 pm-6:00 pm PT) to discuss the weekly theme, and our experience with the journal prompt, challenge, and anything else that came up, in a safe space * Journal prompts available in our private, online community ‘Tis the Season To Ditch Diet Culture group (CLICK HERE to join) and on the Badass Lady Gang Instagram page. Whether this is the first time you’ve started to think about the ways in which diet culture has impacted you, whether you’re skeptical that ditching diet culture is possible, whether you’ve done every diet in the book and are ready to leave it all behind, or whether you’ve never fallen for the false promises of diet culture but are sick and tired of all the noise, this course is for you! This course is meant to meet you wherever you’re at in your journey towards ditching diet culture, reclaiming the word diet, and making peace with yourself and your body. We want to make sure that this course is as valuable as possible for you, so we want to dedicate one to two of our weekly podcast episodes to answering your burning questions about diet, diet culture, nutrition, body shame, dealing with people, making peace with food, being kind to yourself, and anything else, really! We’ll also try to bring some of these questions to our group calls to help us have more meaningful discussions. To submit your questions, CLICK HERE to submit your question. MEET KAYLA REYNOLDS, MS Kayla Reynolds is a late-twenty something New York City transplant, originally from Montreal, Canada, and the co-leader of Badass Lady Gang’s NYC chapter. When she’s not dancing with her BALG, she’s working on checking off walking every street of Manhattan by foot, exploring one neighborhood at a time, and determined to find NYC’s best cold brew and restaurants along the way. As a child and eventually teenager, Kayla joined every team sport imaginable, and cheerleading quickly became her passion. Growing up very active and also experiencing many digestive issues, she became interested in nutrition and the impact that food had on the way she felt and performed. Paired with her love of all things science, she eventually chose to move to NYC to pursue her Master of Science in Human Nutrition at Columbia University. It was there, alongside her own life experiences where she realized that the food that made it to our plates is only a sliver of the health equation. Over time, her passion for mental health and wellbeing grew, and she began to see our “diet” as more than just food, but everything that we consume -- social media, advertisement, relationships, self-talk, … and so much more. Now, when it comes to nutrition, she believes that our thoughts about food, our bodies, and ourselves impact us more than any one food we eat (or don’t), and that having a healthy, balanced, low-stress relationship with food is most important. Food doesn’t need to be so complicated. So, she’s dedicated to helping people ditch diet culture and lead full, fulfilling lives, which can’t happen on an empty stomach. Click here to find the journal prompts on the Badass Lady Gang's Instagram Click here to join our private group in our online community and find an invite to our weekly event
1 hr 7 min
Nourishing Women Podcast
Nourishing Women Podcast
Victoria Myers
214: How to Say No Without Being a Dick with Amy Smith
214: How to Say No Without Being a Dick with Amy Smith You are going to LOVE today’s podcast episode with guest Amy Smith. In this episode, we focus on giving you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to establish boundaries and say no, all without being a dick and instead with kindness and compassion. Amy E. Smith [a bit of a sass-pants] life coach, fellow podcaster and founder of More about Amy: She is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love. With acute focus on helping people “find their voice”, she is highly sought after for her uncommon style of irreverence, wisdom, and humor and has been a featured expert on Fox 5 San Diego and In this episode we discuss: * Amy shares her personal journey to becoming a life coach, podcaster and author of the book Stand Up for Yourself Without Being a Dick. * Amy’s personal stories establishing boundaries and saying no to help you learn to implement these strategies in your life * How people pleasing and caring so deeply about what others think of us impact our ability to live a meaningful and joy filled life * Examples for you to say “no” and establish boundaries, all without being a dick * The issues with perfectionism and how it keeps us playing small in our lives * How to be soft and strong in our approaches to establishing boundaries * How Amy personally practices wellness without obsession Links to reach Amy: Grab Amy's FREE eWorkbook, Stand up for Yourself without Being a Dick Join Amy's FREE Facebook Community with Bonus Trainings, Camaraderie, and Freebies Connect with Amy on Insta where she mini-blogs every day! In today’s episode I also share FAQ about my program, Permission Stage Playbook. If you’re ready to confidently become an intuitive eater and embrace wellness without obsession, I would love to invite you to become a student of Permission Stage Playbook. (P.S. Use the code NOURISH for $20 off your order!) My online program, Permission Stage Playbook, is currently open for enrollment! Are you as excited as I am?! Here's what you need to know: * Enrollment is open for the next week only. Doors close on Monday, October 26th. * Spots are limited and fill up fast. We keep the group small to ensure the best experience possible. * This is the last enrollment period for 2020, enrollment will not open again until later in 2021. * You have two options, pay in full or pay in two installments. Most RDs charge this price for just an online course OR group coaching, we are committed to making this program accessible and affordable, so you get both for the price of one! Click here to learn more and sign up so you can confidently become an intuitive eater! (And Use the code NOURISH for $20 off your order!) Thank you to Ned for sponsoring today’s episode! I am thrilled to have Ned as a new podcast sponsor. I have been waiting to share about my love for CBD oil until I could find the right brand that aligned with my beliefs. Ned produces the highest quality full spectrum CBD oil, extracted from organically grown hemp plants in Colorado. One of the things I love most about Ned is they do not cut corners in their production. Their CBD oil is made from gentle, slow extraction with no high temperatures or high pressure, and zero isolates and synthetic ingredients. If you want to check out Ned and try them out for yourself, Ned is offering 15% off AND free shipping to my listeners by using the link included here in the shownotes or you can use the code NOURISHINGWOMEN to receive the discount. Resources for you: * Learn more about our services at Nourishing Minds Nutrition. Read testimonials from our amazing clients here. * Join our FREE support group for like-minded women, the Nourishing Women Community. Live Q&As are hosted every week. Let’s hang out! Connect with Victoria and the staff at NMN: * Victoria’s Instagram * Victoria’s Website * Nourishing Minds Nutrition Instagram * Nourishing Minds Nutrition website
58 min
Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast
Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast
Samantha Gladish: Online Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach and Hormone Fixer-
127: Using Nutrition + Superfoods to Heal Your PCOS - Part 2
How can you optimize and support PCOS through nutrition? In this episode, I dish out some strategies that will help you deal with not just PCOS but any hormonal balance at the end of the day. You can find all the info and links about this episode at Topics Discussed in this Episode: * Nutritional strategies to optimize and support PCOS * Preparing yourself mentally when it comes to food and your kitchen * Building a balanced plate * Why snacking isn’t good for you * Snack ideas for when you can’t resist it * Superfoods Key Takeaways: * Eating an anti-inflammatory whole foods diet is going to benefit you if you’re dealing with insulin resistance, irregular period, hair loss, fatigue, PMS, menopause, thyroid issues, etc. * Healing takes time, and it is not linear. There are going to be so many ups and downs, and it’s so important that you recognize that you’re going to have good days and bad days. * All women with PCOS are different, so the approach to healing is not one-size-fits-all. What works for one woman doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you. * When it comes to building a balanced plate, there are a few things to focus on: healthy fats, protein, and the right carbohydrates and fiber. * The more frequently you eat throughout the day, the more you’re spiking your insulin levels. And the more your insulin spikes, the more it impacts your ovaries and sex hormones. Action Steps: * Prepare yourself mentally when it comes to food and your kitchen: * Get clear on what it is that you want (i.e. the goals that you want to achieve with your health) and how you really want to feel. * Make a commitment to ditch your bad habits. * Get your kitchen ready and stock it with healthy food, ingredients, and products. * Spend some time planning your meals. Think about your week ahead so that you can start meal-prepping and perhaps batch-cooking. * Set realistic expectations for yourself. * Don’t compare yourself to somebody else’s journey. * Ditch the diet mindset. * Other tips to think about: * Eat intuitively. Take a few deep breaths before you eat. Don’t rush into your meals. Sit in peace and quiet without distractions. * Tune in to your hunger. * Appreciate your food. * Chew your food well. * Build a balanced plate. * Figure out the best plan of action for you to move forward in your healing journey. * Make sure you’re antibiotic- and hormone-free. * Manage your insulin levels. * Choose a good-quality protein powder Samantha said: “There’s no harm in going grain-free. And the great thing is, you’ve got lots of options to help you with that.” “I don’t want anybody to ‘diet’. I want us to live it. And that’s what’s going to lead to longevity.” Thanks for listening! Important Announcements: Join our Healthy Hormones Monthly Recipe Club for $9 a month! Not only do you get the meal plan but also the Pumpkin Recipe Ebook and the Thanksgiving Guide. Don’t forget to connect with me over on Instagram, @holisticwellnessfoodie. Let me know if there’s anything you’d love for me to expand on. It would also mean so much if you would leave us a rating or a review at any podcast platform that you’re listening to us on. Links to things I talk about in the show: * Episode 112: Detox, Inflammation, Energy, Gut Health - The Many Benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella * Save 15% off your very first order on - They carry the best health food products and they are my go-to source for all things delicious! A few brands that I order on the regular - nutpods, siete, lily's chocolate, bobs red mill, simple mills and primal palate spices. You're gonna LOVE shopping here. They only ship to Canada* * Join me in my FREE Holistic Business Collective FaceBook Group for weekly business and marketing trainings * Save 15% off ALL Organifi products at Check out Organifi Immune to help support your body during the cold and flu season. Use code HEALTHYHORMONES for your 15% savings * Save 20% off ALL Alitura Naturals SkinCare at The Clay Mask is the BEST!! * Save 20% off Energybits Spirulina and Chlorella at Use code - HEALTHYHORMONES * Save 15% storewide on LeesTea and LeesGhee (the pink chai is my absolute fav! and their maple ghee is amazing in coffee and perfect over roasted vegetables). Use code HEALTHYHORMONES - * Check out CANPREV products across Canadian Health Food Stores and online at - I personally LOVE their MYCO10 and Collagen powder. They are great to add to smoothies and elixirs. On this episode, Tanya mentioned the products- IMMUNO-MULTI and HEALTHY HORMONES. Where you can find me: Samantha’s Facebook Samantha’s Instagram Samantha’s Website Samantha’s Twitter Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast Private Community on Facebook How you can work with me: * * 6-Week Healthy Hormones for Women Intensive - Get 60% off when you enroll today! * Healing & Dealing with Hashi’s
43 min
The Chalene Show | Diet, Fitness & Life Balance
The Chalene Show | Diet, Fitness & Life Balance
Chalene Johnson
Moving Past Rejection - 613
Let’s face it rejection is the worst, no matter if it is personal rejection or business related rejection, it can make us feel defeated and bad about ourselves but Chalene feels that rejections can eventually have a silver lining and make us grow as a person. Today she will share with you some of her own personal rejections and tips to help you best deal with rejection and how you can find that silver lining yourself. Thank you to our Sponsor My Soul CBD!! Use the discount code LIFER at check out and get 20% off!! Hurry and get signed up for the next round of the 5 Day IG Growth Bootcamp!! Go to There are special offers for those who sign up early!! Links from today’s episode: * Queen Bee Push Journals are BACK!!! Hurry and get yours * Check out all the Discounts and some of Chalene’s favorite things at * Leave Chalene a message at (619) 500-4819 * Leave Chalene a Voicemail review or question HERE * Join our awesome PodSquad on Facebook here! * Go to and see what your passion or hidden talents are!! Stop dieting & start living: Join Phase it Up with no Initiation Fee Now!! Get the 131 Book!!! Here’s The System I Use Every Day to be More Organized & Crazy Productive: Sign Up For MY WEEKLY NEWSLETTER and you'll get FREE tips on how to live a ridiculously amazing fun-filled life! Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes!!! Subscribe to Build Your Tribe!!! Join our awesome PodSquad on Facebook here! Get episode show notes here: Connect with me on your fav social platform: * SnapChat: ChaleneOfficial * Facebook: * Instagram: * Twitter: * TikTok: @chaleneOfficial Hey! Send me a tweet & tell me what you think about the show! (Use the Hashtag) #TheChaleneShow so I know you’re a homie! XOXO Chalene
27 min
Listen To Your Body Podcast
Listen To Your Body Podcast
Steph Gaudreau
Using Body Language To Understand Yourself and Others Better w/ Tiff Lee
Did you know there are over 5000 body language moves, all of which tell a story about the person expressing the movement and the person interpreting it? By understanding how to read and use body language effectively, you can understand yourself better, build your confidence, and decode others' body language. Key Takeaways If You Want To Use Body Language To Show Up More Confidently, You Should: * Take the time to set yourself up ‘inside the frame’ and enter any room with your head held high * Always keep your hands visible and look out for signs of ‘tells’ from other peoples hands * Stay away from a dark color palette and instead wear colors from the sunset such as light blue * Believe in your confidence to send out subconscious confidence signals to you and those around you Connecting To Your Body Through Body Language Tiff Lee is dedicated to helping women be seen and heard in all areas of life with the life-changing information that is body language decoding. Once you hear what Tiff has to say about body language cues, how to use body language to improve your relationships or seek out when someone is lying, and ways that you can use body language to improve your confidence, you are never going to forget it. What Can Body Language Do for You? How you present yourself through your physical body language can drastically change how you show up in the world. Body language can help you step into your confidence (even if you aren’t actually feeling that cool) and provide a way for you to connect back into your body and what you are doing. Instead of being quiet and passive, proper body language and expression can help you command the attention you deserve with ease. Decoding Others Through Body Language Understanding body language can not only give you the awareness to appear more confident; it can also help you pick up on other people's cues. While most people think about body language decoding as something out of a CSI episode, it is really just a simple tactic to help you sense when something might not be quite right. Small movements such as a shoulder shrug, hiding your hands, or an anxious ‘pacifier’ are all signs that you should tune into what someone else's body is trying to tell you. Body language's power lies in your ability to be aware of the body cues that make a person look anxious so that you can stop yourself from involuntarily showing up that way too. Have you ever considered that your subconscious body language is hindering or helping your ability to show up as your true authentic self? How do you relate to body language and body connectivity? Share which piece of Tiff’s advice you are going to implement into your daily routine with me in the comments section of the episode page. In This Episode * Simple, proactive ways to change the way you are seen and heard in all areas of life (12:46) * The most common giveaways to look out for to determine someone’s truthfulness or lack of truthfulness (17:13) * How to use your body language to increase your own confidence and decrease your self-doubt (22:16) * Specific hand gestures that make you look less confident and how to avoid making them (27:20) * Tips to show up at your next Zoom meeting in a more confident and secured way (29:39) Quotes “We miss out on these things because we are so busy listening that we don’t see what is going on physically.” (8:50) “These movements should be congruent with what you are saying verbally. So anytime the verbal doesn’t match the nonverbal, that is kind of your cue that something else may be going on.” (18:40) “It is really hard to try to verbally tell the truth and then have your body language match that. Because our brains don’t like to do both, they can only do one or the other.” (19:45) “When you are not feeling that confident, try to do those things. Because those small movements will register on a subconscious level to other people, and then, believe it or not, it’ll register for you too!” (26:10) “When people think of body language, the first thing they tend to think about is the lies, and the negativity, and the criminal shows, and all of that. And while it is extremely valid in those areas, it's also so important in our everyday lives.” (35:56) Links Join the Listen To Your Body Newsletter Steph Gaudreau Website TruthTeller Online Website Follow Tiff on Instagram Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
44 min
How to Love Your Body
How to Love Your Body
The Body Love Society
Ep 130 - Scared to keep food in your house?
Welcome to this week’s episode of How to Love Your Body. A reminder to Please rate and review if you find our podcast helpful in any way! Today we are talking about a very common fear and that is keeping food in the house (anything “bad” of course). Why do we fear this? Because we feel out of control around food, like we cant be trusted around it, we just think about it until we give in, say screw it, eat it all, and then promise we won't buy it again. Is this food addiction? Is this a lack of willpower? How come other people can keep chips in their pantry and ice cream in their freezer and it’s not gone in a day? They can just eat it in a normal way? There must be something wrong with me, I’ll just have to control myself forever, I’m just different and that’s the way it is. This is not food addiction, has nothing to do with willpower and you aren’t different - you’re just restricting. Dieting, trying to be “healthy” or good, eating in moderation, being sensible, WW, or Keto, whatever you call it - not allowing all food and listening to your body is considered restriction. NOTE: Some people ask, I’m eating the food, why isn’t it getting better? - mental allowing is key too, having a healthy relationship with food is also needed! If you feel bad for eating the food or are stuck in retaliation of dieting, there are still some steps to take to get to freedom. All this is being said so that you KNOW it can be different, you aren’t different or weird or just lack will power and you are NOT addicted to food, yes even you :). Diet culture teaches us that we need to control MORE that it’s our fault if we’re weird with food - but it isn’t and that just makes it worse - making you more likely to run back to another diet next week - the diet industry is brilliant. It causes a problem and then sells the solution, over and over and over until we die. Well we’ve seen the truth - ALLOWING food and repairing your relationship with food and your body is the key to being normal with food and be that person who can have the chips in the pantry and the ice cream in the freezer and eat them like any other food - enjoying it when you want and not worrying about it when you don’t. Here are 3 steps to take to move towards being comfortable having any foods in your house with ease and enjoyment: Like Jenna always says - she could live in a grocery store and would eat the same. Step 1: Know, understand and believe that you aren’t weird with food, these fears and food obsessions have nothing to do with you as a person, you’re just another cog in the diet culture machine! Know and believe that allowing food and ditching diet culture, and repairing your relationship with food and your body will heal this. 100%, yes even you. In order to move forward with confidence you need to know that this is possible, or when it takes a bit of time and experimentation, it makes it really easy to say SEE ITS ME! I’m just like this. Step 2: Start slowly allowing all foods - this is a step that you may already be doing, if not start introducing a few things you’ve been wanting to eat. Such as bread, real salad dressing cheese, chocolate, peanut butter, ice cream, etc. If you ARE physically allowing food, start assessing your beliefs around the food/ your relationship with these foods - do you feel like you really SHOULDN’T be eating this food? Not eating this much of it? Really SHOULDN’T be having dessert every night? This is still going to feel restrictive and the effects of allowing won’t be in full effect. Work on identifying shoulds and start questioning them! What if I do want dessert every night for the rest of my life? What if that lets me live a life that is less about food and my body and more about living? Does trying to restrict dessert work? What do I end up doing when I don’t let myself enjoy the things I want (binge eating, food preoccupation etc) Step 3: Start listening to your body when eating these wonderful foods. We ignore our bodies when we go into “Screw it i’m going to eat it all” mode so we just polish off what's there and feel like crap after! One way to do this is to buy a lot of the item that you obsess over when it's in the house. So much that you couldn't possibly eat in one sitting (if you can afford it, this is a privileged approach). This way there isn’t the option to just eat it all and get it out of the house, you’ll have to rely on your body signals to decide when you’re done. Why does it matter if we keep food in the house? It helps solidify the idea that food is just food and is abundant (and not scarce like it feels in dieting -- this is different from true food scarcity which is another issue). When you can have dessert at home anytime you want, that dinner out just becomes another meal, you might order dessert, you might not, but it's just food. You can enjoy life experiences, really BE with people and have fun without it all being about the food and deciding if you’re going to be “good” or go wild tonight! NO MORE! Just eat the food you want and carry on. Just a reminder that this is possible for every single person. It takes time and some energy to rewire your thinking and habits but you can do this! If you want support in this we’d love to invite you into our Riding Out 2020: Intuitive Eating and Body Image Membership This is a powerful group that includes weekly live coaching sessions, worksheets, daily prompts and room to ask questions in the group and get daily coaching. We cover 10 vital topics in this work including diet mentality, body acceptance, fear of weight gain, intuitive eating and more. Doors close Saturday October 31st at 9 pm pacific. You can learn more about this membership at This is a one time event so if this speaks to you now is a great time to join!
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