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#036 Sick of Being Sick: Mystery Illness, Cancer and Following Your Heart with Brenda Walding

 

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Brenda Walding – a Holistic Wellness & Transformation Coach who specializes in empowering women to overcome chronic illness, reconnect with their authentic self, and live a life that they truly love. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, TaoFlow yoga teacher, HeartMath Certified Coach, author, and co-founded NativePath- a holistic nutrition and lifestyle company. Brenda just published her first book, Sick of Being Sick: The Women’s Guide to Conquering Chronic Illness. 
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Brenda is passionate about natural healing and spreading the message that we all hold within us the power to heal and be well.
In this episode, you are going to hear Brenda share her expertise and experience around:
  • finding her true self after a 10 year journey with mystery illness and then cancer
  • the divine lessons she learned during a very painful period of her life
  • how she let go of perfectionism and started following the wisdom of her heart
  • the healing power of being seen and held in women’s circles
  • what it looks like to actually let go and let God
  • the opportunity the lies in chronic illness
  • the powerful of Heart Math
  • why women must embrace and remember their feminine, soft, open and divine nature
  • how suppression leads to illness, physical challenges
  • why being led by a higher vision is crucial for healing
  • a sneak peak into the amazing road map Brenda created to help women powerfully navigate illness.
Contact Brenda at risetoradiance@gmail.com
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Resources Mentioned:
HeartMath
5 Rhythms Dance
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#029 Calm the Chaos, Build a New Foundation and Optimize Your Metabolism with Josh and Jeanne Rubin

 

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Jeanne and Josh Rubin of East West Healing and Performance. Josh and Jeanne are revolutionizing nutrition for thyroid health by teaching people how to use food as supplementation, reduce stress and build the most sound foundation for the body to heal.
They believe the greatest defense one has against the ever-changing environment is the health of the metabolism. When the metabolism is strong and the thyroid is functioning, all systems are working in synergy, just as they are meant to.
Josh and Jeanne are teaching people how to use food to resource their body in new ways, which in turn is building a bridge for complete mind, body and spirit growth and transformation.
They are here to offer you back ownership of your health and to provide you the information you need to make more informed choices around your health!
In this episode, you are going to hear Josh and Jeanne shed light on:
  • their refreshing philosophy on healing the body of all chronic ailments.
  • why we must look at cellular function to restore health.
  • the importance of looking at the body as a system.
  • what foods, and ways of eating, support optimizing metabolism.
  • their food strategy that meets you where you are at.
  • what mistakes, and misguidance, they see being practiced out there.
  • the most accurate way to assess thyroid health and metabolism
  • how to stop chasing your tail and instead, build resiliency in your body.
  • how people are approaching weight loss backwards.
  • why weight doesn’t determine health.
  • how important breath is to metabolism and restoring optimal function in the body.
  • how you must be willing to change your life to achieve the results you want.
  • why patience, experimentation and customization is crucial for long-term healing.
  • how health challenges have become a red tag people wear as a badge of honor.
  • why you cannot heal in a state of chaos.
  • bringing health back to basics, instead of over-complicating the solutions.
  • how nose breathing can transform your health.
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#026 The Magic of Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Kim D’Eramo

 

What do you do when faced with illness? or an overwhelming health challenge?

Most people gear up to fight, battle with and beat (fill in the blank)….Cancer. Heart Disease. Autoimmune. Anxiety. Leaky Gut. Weight Gain.

What if this approach actually fueled the dis-ease? What if this way of being was even a cause of the illness, the imbalance?

The thing is, you cannot heal something you hate.  You cannot use anger, shame and resistance to transform your body. The body is a reflection of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs.  Therefore, having fear be the driving force on your path to health will never lead to wellness and vitality.

There is another way to approach healing your body. My guest today and I, both agree this other way, is THE way.  It is the only path that fully heals and restores dis-ease to wholeness and well-being.

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Dr. Kim D’Eramo – a physician, speaker, #1 bestselling author of “The MindBody Tool Kit,” and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and attended residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

After healing herself from a chronic illness using MindBody tools, she now empowers millions to use the same tools to immediately shift their body chemistry and brain activity to create health and wellbeing.

Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs and speaks internationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public to teach self-healing tools.

In this episode, you are going to hear Dr. Kim share:

  • how she overcame a rare autoimmune illness during med school when no doctor could help her.
  • what it takes to truly heal from any illness.
  • the top two things blocking your healing
  • how suppression of the feminine is making you sick, exhausted and age faster.
  • her approach to diet and supplements.
  • the impact emotions and negative thinking has on your physiology
  • the art of allowing, acceptance and surrender in your healing journey.
  • the truth of what is underneath the pattern of over-doing, overcoming, fighting and battling your body.
  • how what is happening with your body is a reflecting of how you live life.
  • the difference between pure and conditional love.
  • when things getting worse is actually a good thing.
  • the opportunity for creating a New Earth happening right now in the world
  • her A-B-C Instant Elevation Practice.
  • what she has found to be the most powerful medicine of all.

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#025 The Truth about Food & Your Body with Kyla Sokoll-Ward

 

 

“For some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticize ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love.” – Geneen Roth

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Kyla Sokoll-Ward – a self-love coach on a mission to change the way women relate to themselves. She teaches women to love their fears, trust the universe, and redefine their worthiness so that they can fall in love with themselves and step into their badass feminine power. She spent years perfecting her body and diet, hoping it would bring her happiness (spoiler alert: it didn’t). But once she kicked her limiting beliefs, found body bliss, and embraced unconditional self-love, there was no turning back.

Kyla and I share a lot of truths about the food/body struggle.  We have both been there.  If you struggle in this area, I know it is hard to hear — its not about food and your body….b/c it really feels like it is.  We totally get that.  I am encouraging you to dive a little deeper for yourself.  Really think about how what we talk about, could apply to you and your life.

In this episode, you are going to hear Kyla and I chat about:

  • her path to finding freedom from orthorexia, body shame, the diet/binge cycle, over-exercising and clean eating righteousness.
  • how struggling with your body/food is only a symptom.
  • how your beliefs are at the core of your suffering.
  • why the end goal is not to always love your body.
  • the pattern we call the “Weighting” Game.
  • what you must give up to experience food freedom.
  • how the foundation of health is mental/emotional.
  • why we as humans hold on to struggle.
  • how disconnection and the food/body obsession go hand and hand.
  • how clean eating is often an excuse for disordered eating.
  • how we are seeking desired feelings through external means.

Learn more about Kyla at KylaSW.

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#022 Embracing the WHOLE Journey with Christa Orecchio

 

 

“The purpose of our journey is to restore ourselves to wholeness.” – Debbie Ford 

What does wholeness mean to you?

When it comes to health and well-being, you can’t compartmentalize the parts of who you are.  You are a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual being.  A Whole Being.  Each part of You impacts the others.  Your emotions influence your digestion.  Your spirituality influences your nervous system.  Your thoughts influence your energy level.

As humans, we are on the path of understanding, honoring and integrating all these parts into one.  

As Caroline Myss says,

“What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.” 

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”

“If healing required changing your job, would you do it? If healing required moving to another part of the country, would you do it? If healing required that you change most of your attitudes toward others and yourself, would you do so?”

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Christa Orecchio – a clinical and holistic nutritionist dedicated to helping individuals use food as medicine to heal from the root cause.  She helps people ignite the natural healing process of their minds, bodies, and spirits so that they can feel whole again.  She is the author of The Whole Journey Food as Medicine Cookbook, co-author of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and co-author of the best-seller How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30. Christa also hosts three health and wellness TV shows.

Christa has played a huge role on my path, both personally and professionally, over the last 9 years. She continues to be one of the top resources and referrals I pass on to my own friends, family and clients.   Christa is the ultimate expert on the super nitty-gritty scientific details of physical health and healing disease. She has spoken about them publicly, a whoooole lot. It was quite an honor to have her on the show sharing her heart and soul about her own path, and her passion for the mental/emotional/spiritual aspects of one’s whole journey in life.

In this episode, you are going to hear Christa share:

  • her story of a life-changing year where she discovered the power of food to heal physical and emotional health.  After transforming her own candida, thyroid and adrenal imbalances, she integrated all she learned and has been helping others do the same for over 8 years.
  • the importance of realizing there is no “there” to get to.
  • the impact your emotions, mind and energy have on your physical health.
  • her whole person approach to healing from the root cause of illness.
  • how primary foods – healthy relationships, a spiritual practice, a creative outlet, joyful movement, matter as much as what you eat.
  • how your physical ailments can have an emotional root cause.
  • why Spirituality has everything to do with your health and enjoyment of life.
  • how you are your own most powerful healer.
  • why trust is vital to healing.
  • simple ways to clear and recharge your energy body.
  • and SO much more!

Learn more about Christa at www.thewholejourney.com

Mentioned in the show:

IIN – Institute of Integrative Nutrition Where Christa and I both went to school.

Heather Lindenmenn – Our mutual friend/mentor we referenced a few times.

Caroline Myss – Expert on chakras, intuition, sacred contracts, the soul’s path, mind-body connection

Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro

Louise Hay – You Can Heal Your Body

Brene Brown – Author and teacher

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#018 From Victim to Victory: Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Life with Bonnie Kelly

 

Are you stuck in the same repeating patterns?  Dating the same type of men?  Having to constantly re-commit to your health?  Always struggling with money? 

If so, this show is for you! It is time to get in there and weed your garden.  It is worth it.  Everything you deserve and all your heart desires are waiting for you to claim them.

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Bonnie Kelly. As an author, personal development and emotional intelligence expert, motivational speaker and founder of Bonnie Kelly & Associates and MindFu Academy™, Bonnie Kelly has dedicated her life to helping others stop the cycle of self-sabotage. 

In her book, “True to Your Core: Uncovering the Subconscious Beliefs Wreaking Havoc in Your Life,” Bonnie guides people to recognize the weight of regrets, shame and guilt from the past and how they are currently impacting our present lives. Through bringing these unconscious patterns into our conscious awareness, Bonnie supports readers in moving from victim to victory. It’s never too late to de-weed your life and cultivate a healthy, organic emotional state!

In this episode, you are going to hear Bonnie share:

  • her incredible story of transforming a life of abandonment, abuse and self-destruction, to leading and teachings other to be their own hero/heroine. 
  • why we take everything personal as kids.
  • how your subconscious mind is in the drivers seat of your life.
  • how pain from the past is keeping you stuck in misery and defeating patterns.
  • where the source of all your power lies.
  • what it means to take radical responsibility for your life.
  • why positive affirmations aren’t working for you.
  • the root of your struggle in finding a romantic relationship.
  • what it takes to transform your not “enough-ness”.
  • how your external expression is a reflection of your inner world.

Learn more about Bonnie at www.BonnieKelly.me 

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#017 Awaken Your Higher Calling & Go for It with Kristyn Caetano

 

 

Do you have a dream you have been ignoring? A passion you push to the side? Is there an unsettling knot in your stomach begging you to listen to it?

It doesn’t have to be a business.  It could be starting a non-profit for a cause that matters to you.  It could be making difference in a community of people that need help.  It could be taking a stand as a leader on a topic that ignites your heart. 

If you are holding back in any area of your life, then this show is for you!

Welcome to EP17 of IMperfectly Healthy! Today’s guest is Kristyn Caetano. Kristyn is an Intuitive Business Coach and Lifestyle Strategist.  She helps coaches and healers build their thriving dream business, so they can create more freedom and prosperity in their life, while making a positive impact in the world. She has always been passionate about health and personal development on multiple levels.

She began studying many different wellness modalities more than 25 years ago, including the use of food and herbs as medicine, reiki, meditation, NLP, EFT, spiritual practices, and more. Eventually she earned a Master of Public Health degree and certifications in Nutritional Counseling, Life Coaching, and Hypnotherapy.

Altogether, she has more than 18 years of business and leadership experience in the area of Public Health, including management of nonprofit health clinics, business development, community outreach and education, mentorship, and teaching.

Kristyn is an incredibly heart-centered, grounded and inspiring woman.  

In this episode, you are going to hear Kristyn share:

  • her own path of finding her higher calling and creating a business she LOVES
  • what can get in the way of accessing and pursuing your dreams
  • what is often hiding under confusion and indecision
  • how starting a business is the ultimate personal growth path
  • what the independent woman syndrome is, and find out if you have it
  • what core desired feelings are and why they can change your life
  • how to begin awakening your higher calling
  • her wisdom on what it takes to make it all happen
  • what the cost is of ignoring the call
  • why so many people are being called to be of service

Learn more about Kristyn at http://elixifyyourlife.com/

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Mentioned in the show:

Tony Robbins Basic Needs

Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map

 

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#015 The Illusion of Control, Authentic Confidence and Stepping into the Feminine with Maddy Moon

 

 

 

Body image and food obsession (aka food stress!) isn’t actually about how you look, or what you eat.  There is much more to it than that.  It is deeper.  Healing requires going deeper. Disordered eating, and body shame, are symptoms.  The root of the struggle is what my guest and I chat about this week.  Maddy and I know this area well! We had both been in body image and food “issues” hell for years and years.  It doesn’t have to be that way for you.  May our conversation open your world up and inspire you to see your body, food and yourself in a whole new way =)

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Madelyn Moon –an author, podcast host, retreat leader and transformational life coach. She is a guiding force for women who want to stop over-thinking their lives away, and live with more trust, intuition and flow. Maddy Moon was driven by masculine energy for most of her life, which led her down a dangerous path. Always striving to do more, be more and accomplish more, she found herself disconnected from her body with multiple disordered eating patterns, a restlessness and a lack of confidence. Maddy healed her heart, spirit, body and mind by stepping into her unique feminine power, giving up the need for control and learning to surrender to a higher power. Maddy takes life by the reigns today by leading thousands of women across the world through their own transformational experiences via her podcast, Mind Body Musings, her website, and her global retreats.

You are going to hear Maddy share:

  • what was going beneath the surface of her struggle with food and her body image.
  • why letting your parents off the hook is KEY to your own happiness and fulfillment in life.
  • the real reason you are depriving yourself and/or others of love and nurture.
  • the importance of harmonizing the masculine and feminine parts of you
  • why Faith is a key to building your confidence and letting go of control.
  • how to find balance between asking for help and self-reliance.
  • how to begin trusting your intuition.
  • why some tools and practices work for you, and others don’t.
  • and SO much more!!!

 

Learn more about Maddy at www.maddymoon.com

Listen to her podcast –> Mind Body Musings

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#013 Slow Down, Ease Up and Heal with Torea Rodriguez

 

 

What if you didn’t have to rush?  What if it wasn’t so urgent?

How would your experience of life change if you slowed down? If you eased up on yourself? If you let go of all the pressure? 

Could your body be asking for something pretty simple? A new way of being.

My guest and I both learned this new way of being through our own health challenges.  

Is something in your life asking you to slow down and ease up?

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Torea Rodriguez, a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® practitioner and Vitality Transformation Coach.

Toréa wasn’t always a health coach and functional medicine practitioner. In fact, she used to be a professional pilot flying jets for private families & charter companies out of the San Francisco Bay Area. It wasn’t until her diagnosis with two debilitating autoimmune diseases that led her down a path of exploration, transformation, and healing. Her undergraduate Biochemistry degree came in handy while she studied her way towards remission of both diseases. In that time, she became a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and discovered her love of coaching. Today, she leads her executive clients through a unique transformational experience that helps restore health, vitality and performance so they focus on their priorities without burning out.

You are going to hear Toréa share:

  • the importance of mindset on your journey.
  • how healing is exploratory, not prescriptive.
  • why n=1 experiments are key to your healing.
  • how to not get overwhelmed and why less is more.
  • what is really going on with autoimmune illness: the 3 key ingredients
  • the need to keep stepping back and seeing the big picture.
  • why building a team is key.

Toréa is super smart and has a heart of gold.  She truly walks her talk and has been where you are.

Connect and learn more about Toréa at www.torearodriguez.com

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Resources mentioned in the show:

Brene Brown

Dr. Lissa Rankin

Chris Kresser

The Loving Diet by Jessica Flanigan

The Autoimmune Fix by Dr. Tom O’brien

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The Anatomy of Eating Disorders: starving for joy, self-care and pleasure

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In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Charmayne Kilcup, a heart and soul coach that specializes in helping people overcome heartache, emotional trauma, and spiritual crises. Charmayne has her Masters in Counseling and her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology. She is also trained in Noetic Field Therapy®, Reconnective Healing®, and Thetahealing®.

You are going to hear Charmayne share how she transformed her own struggle with food and her body, from a place of pain, to a life filled with joy.

She offers powerful wisdom on: 

  • the two root causes of disordered eating and body shame
  • what women are really hungry for
  • the power of BEing
  • what really makes you attractive 
  • the importance of filling your cup first
  • why the impulse to “binge” is actually good
  • the magic of the feminine and the impact cultural conditioning has had
  • practicing self-forgiveness to heal your inner wounds

Connect with Charmayne at www.charmaynekilcup.com 

Mentioned in the show:

Geneen Roth: www.geneenroth.com

Allison Armstrong: www.understandmen.com and www.queenscode.com