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Karen Furneaux is a 3-time Olympian, 2-time World Champion, and the winner of 9 medals at the World Championships over her 20-year professional sprint kayaking career. Karen is now a published author, a broadcast analyst with CBC, and a professional speaker.
I talk to Karen about the lessons she learned through her lifelong dedication to her sport, and how she’s using that learning to motivate others as a speaker and stay resilient after retiring from competitive kayaking.
We discuss how to set meaningful and achievable goals, the connection between wellness, mindset, and performance, the role of alcohol in wellness (including a funny anecdote about the Beijing Olympics), and how to build resilience and avoid burnout.
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Karolina Rzadkowolska is a certified alcohol-free life coach whose book Euphoric: Ditch Alcohol and Gain a Happier, More Confident You will be out on bookshelves on January 4th. She’s the host of Euphoric the Podcast, founder of Euphoric Alcohol-Free, and her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Authority Magazine, Greatist, and Elite Daily.
Karolina shares her personal alcohol story, and why and how she went alcohol-free. Karolina and I discuss our shared views on how it’s all about what you get when you leave alcohol behind, not what you give up, the detox to retox cycle so many women find themselves in, the role of the patriarchy in women’s drinking, and how alcohol impacts our health.
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2 tbsp coconut oil
3 large leeks (white and light green parts only)coarsely sliced
4 cloves garlic crushed
6 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
2 bay leaves
1.5 tsp dried thyme leaves
1.5 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp pepper
4 c low-sodium veggie broth
2 c unsweetened almond (or cow’s) milk
1 c plain yoghurt (greek or any type is fine, avoid fat-free)
To make: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add leeks and garlic and cook a few minutes until leeks softened. Add potatoes, bay leaves, thyme, salt, nutmeg, and pepper and stir to coat. Add broth and milk and bring to a low boil, then immediately reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes tender. Remove from heat. Remove bay leaves, stir in yoghurt.
Blend in stand blender or with immersion blender until smooth. (Careful: hot liquids in a blender can be messy - let the steam escape and hold your lid on!)
Makes about 9 cups (Serves 5).
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In this short episode, I answer this question from Carrie, a Bite-Sized Balance listener:
“I’m terrible at over-committing. How can I say 'no' more often?”
I provide my best tips for saying no more often so you can carve out the time you need to take care of YOU in 2021, including my #1 most popular time management strategy – “the script”. You’ll want to have this trick up your sleeve next time you get put on the spot, trust me!
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Today, I'm answering this question from Sara, a Bite-Sized Balance listener:
“How can I maintain my balance and actually enjoy the holidays this year?”
In this short podcast episode, I provide loads of simple strategies and tips for living more intentionally this holiday season so that you can start 2021 feeling relaxed, recharged and restored (instead of over-stuffed and exhausted!)
Topics include how to say “no” more often, simplify traditions, eat and drink more mindfully, prep meals in advance with a “Cook Once, Eat Twice” plan, and schedule and prioritize much-needed downtime.
Got a burning question you'd love me to answer in an upcoming episode? Send it to me at [email protected]! For more tips & strategies for a balanced, healthy life, follow me on Instagram and Facebook: @wendymccallumcoach
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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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