Annie Grace - Alcohol and Women's Burnout

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This is a big deal, everyone! I quite literally had to talk myself into even inviting Annie to be on my podcast.

 

If you don't know much about Annie Grace, she's HUGE. I mean HUGE HUGE. She's a big deal and she's the real deal. She also, quite literally, changed my life.

 

I wanted to interview her SO badly, but I found myself struggling with my own limiting beliefs and fears. After a little "self-coaching", I leaned into them, wrote her a long email explaining why she was my #1 dream guest, edited it about 1000 times, took a deep breath, and hit "send" (and then felt slightly nauseous for the rest of the weekend). But she said YES!  (I'm sharing this story to remind you that I'm human, just like you, and that sometimes you just need to feel the fear and do it anyway to get what you want in life.)

 

In this episode, I interview my mentor Annie Grace, the author of This Naked Mind: Control...

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Ask The Coach - Why Can’t I Make Habit Changes Last?

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In the second installment of “Ask The Coach”, I answer this question from a Bite-Sized Balance listener:

 

“I know that I need to change, but I can’t seem to get any momentum. I can do it for about a week, but then I always fall off the wagon. How can I make lasting change?”

 

I have over 10 years of coaching experience supporting busy women who are struggling to maintain balance and relying too much on unhealthy coping mechanisms. In this short podcast episode, I explain why it can seem so hard to make habit changes stick and provide several proven strategies, including “trying different, not harder”, re-framing your goals from an abundance mindset, and tweaking your system until it produces the results you want, for achieving sustainable, lasting change.

 

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Guest Victoria English Martin - Breast Cancer Awareness

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Victoria English Martin is an integrative nutrition coach, fitness professional, breast cancer survivor, and advocate. She’s also my friend, a Certified Naked Mind coach, and the host of the podcast, After The Crisis.

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Victoria joins me to share her personal survivor story and educate women about early detection, risk management, and the importance of advocating for yourself as a patient --in the hope that she can prevent other women from going through what she did. She also shares her thoughts as to how we can best support a loved one going through cancer, which I found to be really helpful advice.

For more information on Victoria and her podcast, visit https://www.victoriaenglishmartin.com/

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Ask The Coach - How Do I Deal With Cravings?

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I'm adding a new regular feature to the podcast that I'm hoping you'll love, Ask The Coach, where I answer questions from you, the listeners.

In the first installment of “Ask The Coach”, I answer this question from Shannon, a Bite-Sized Balance listener:

“Every morning I promise myself I won’t eat sugar that day, but every night the craving hits, and I give in again. What can I do differently?”

 In this short podcast episode, I explain how cravings work and provide three practical, bite-sized strategies to diffuse a craving when it hits, no matter what it is you’re craving.

Have you got a burning question you'd love me to answer in an upcoming episode? Send it to me at [email protected] (Please let me know if you're OK with me using your first name on air, or if you'd rather I use a pseudonym -- either is fine!)

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Dr. Sarah Baillie, ND - aka The Meno Whisperer (She's Back) Pt 2 of 2

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Can you do Sarah and I a favour? If you're enjoying the podcast, we'd be so grateful if you'd take a minute to visit iTunes and give it a quick review - it really helps us spread the word! 

 

October is World Menopause Awareness Month and the "Meno Whisperer", Dr. Sarah Baillie, is BACK!

In Part 2 of this conversation, host Wendy McCallum and Sarah really dig into why awareness around perimenopause and menopause is so low for most women, and what the incredible (but rarely-discussed!) gifts in this life transition can be if we just open ourselves up to them. They also discuss the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, the range of options available to women for better hormonal and symptom management, and the most important first step in taking back some power -- slowing down and getting aware of what they are experiencing (physically, mentally and emotionally) and what they are doing (or not doing)...

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Guest Dr. Sarah Baillie, ND - aka The Meno Whisperer (She's Back) Pt 1 of 2

 

 Watch the podcast interview, above, or listen, below!

By the way, if you're enjoying the podcast, I'd be so grateful if you'd take a minute to visit iTunes and give it a quick review - it really helps us spread the word! 

 

October is World Menopause Awareness Month and the "Meno Whisperer", Dr. Sarah Baillie, is BACK!

Host Wendy McCallum and Sarah really dig into why awareness around perimenopause and menopause is so low for most women, and what the incredible (but rarely-discussed!) gifts in this life transition can be if we just open ourselves up to them. They also discuss the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, the range of options available to women for better hormonal and symptom management, and the most important first step in taking back some power -- slowing down and getting aware of what they are experiencing (physically, mentally and emotionally) and what they are doing (or not doing) to take meaningful care of themselves as they go...

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Guest Emily Lynn Paulson (Author, Speaker, and Recovery Coach): Women & Alcohol

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In this episode of Bite-Sized Balance, I interview Emily Lynn Paulson, writer, speaker, fellow Certified Naked Mind Coach, She Recovers Designated Coach, and a member of the long term recovery community.

The conversation gets spicy & deep on a few hot topics, including social media and women’s mental health, “grey area drinking”, “mommy wine culture”, the importance of mindfulness when it comes to alcohol and what “true freedom” from alcohol really looks like.

Sober since January 2, 2017, Emily has appeared on media outlets including The Doctors, Parade, Today Parents, and USA Today, discussing how to end the shame and stigma of mental health and substance abuse. 

Emily is the author of Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life, and a contributor in Addiction Diaries: Stories of Darkness, Hope, And All That Falls In...

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Guest Dr. Jenn Salib-Huber, ND, RD - "Intuitive Eating"

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In the second episode of Bite-Sized Balance, host Wendy McCallum, Certified Burnout & Balance Coach, interviews Jenn Salib-Huber, Registered Dietitian, and Naturopathic Doctor. In Wendy's opinion, the commercial weight loss system is brilliantly designed to create a lifelong customer, but the cycle it perpetuates is destroying women's psyches. Did you know the failure rate for diets is a whopping 95%?

 

There's a better & kinder way to get healthy, and intuitive eating principles are key. As Jenn says, "nutrition needs to come from a place of self-care, not self-control". The conversation gets a bit spicy as Wendy & Jenn share their collective 26+ years of experience working with women, exploring their relationship with food and the lies we've been "fed" by the conventional weight loss industry.

 

In practice for more than 16 years, Jenn helps women navigate the physical and emotional...

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Guest Dr. Sarah Baillie, ND - aka The Meno Whisperer

Uncategorized Aug 26, 2020

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In this podcast episode, Dr. Baillie and I reference a graph image that shows the wild fluctuations of women's hormones during perimenopause. Here it is - the middle image is what we were talking about:

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