The Bite-Sized Balance Podcast with guest Dr. Jenn Salib-Huber, ND, RD - "What To Eat When You're Hormonal"

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Jenn Salib-Huber, Intuitive Eating Coach, R.D. & N.D., and I discuss what’s going on with our bodies and hormones during perimenopause and menopause and what we can do to our hormones and wellness through a “food-first” approach.

Specific topics include: “Meno Rage” (that out-of-body experience of wild anger that our hormones can trigger!), the “mid-life pleasure deficit” and how that can affect cravings, emotional eating and the importance of an experiment mindset & self-compassion, why soy does not cause breast cancer, the role of estrogen in weight gain and why we should celebrate it, and mindful and intuitive eating as the key to food freedom.

This is a conversation all women should hear!

MORE ABOUT JENN SALIB HUBER:

Jenn helps women navigate the physical and emotional changes that happen in perimenopause and menopause, including their search for food freedom and body confidence....

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Ask The Coach - Meditation: How To (Actually) Do It & Enjoy It

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In today's Ask The Coach episode, I tackle the big myths women hold around meditation including “I need to turn my thoughts off to meditate, “My brain’s WAY too busy for that” and “Meditation takes too much time”.

I explain how establishing a simple meditation practice can help you train your brain to be in the present more often, which is one key to increasing your daily joy and a very helpful tool in managing anxiety. 

I also discuss some of the many benefits of meditation and the science behind them and provide the basics that you need to start incorporating a basic mindfulness & meditation practice in your life, no matter how busy you are.

All you need is five minutes, a “quiet-ish” spot, your headphones, and a free app!

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Lyndsay Doyle: The SuperROLEModel Project - Celebrating Women in Sport

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Lyndsay Doyle is a gifted photographer (she’s responsible for all the photos on my website and the cover art for this podcast!) with a passion for advancing women’s equality.

A few years ago, Lyndsay became aware that only 5% of sports covered by the mainstream media involve female athletes, and that adolescent girls were dropping out of sport at an alarming rate. Those two facts got her curious (and pretty annoyed), so she set out to learn more.

In the process, she began photographing and interviewing women in sport - coaches, athletes and volunteers. That work culminated in a powerful book of photoessays, called Strong and Free. 

Join Lyndsay and me as we discuss the reasons behind the ridiculous inequity in coverage of women’s sport, the reasons why so many girls drop out of sports as they age, and what we can do as balanced, healthy women and powerful role models to start changing the landscape for...

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Ask The Coach - Gratitude: How To Get More Joy in Your Life (In Just 5 Minutes a Day!)

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It’s been a long, hard year. As we roll up to the first anniversary of lockdowns, so many of us are asking: “How can I turn my days around? The glass feels half empty every day.  Is this all there is?”.

In this week's episode, I explain how one simple practice can take you from “glass half empty” to “glass half full” in just 5 minutes a day.

If you’re struggling with staying positive right now, gratitude might just be the key. I address the common objections I hear as a coach to exploring gratitude (including "it’s so corny!") and explain the science behind this simple and incredibly powerful practice.

Even if you enter this episode a skeptic, I think you’ll leave a believer!

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Shaina Falcone - Pilates for Balance

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Joyful movement is an essential piece of both physical and mental wellness, as well as an incredibly effective way to close the stress cycle and help prevent burnout.

Shaina Falcone is a fitness professional, Pilates instructor, and “joyful movement” expert. She shares what women need when it comes to exercise, and how exercise can help us to support our bodies through the various stages of our lives including childbirth, post-partum, perimenopause, menopause, and beyond.

A mom to two busy boys, who experienced difficult births herself, Shaina is also a pre and post-natal specialist, who helps moms rebuild their strength and energy. We talk pelvic floor health and explore the causes of diastasis recti, a common abdominal issue in postpartum women. Shaina also explains the benefits of Pilates and how it can help to provide mindful movement for women of all ages.

Shaina offers online workouts and...

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Ask the Coach, Stress & Alcohol - Developing Healthier Tools for Coping

 

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In this re-share of Episode 335 of the This Naked Mind Podcast, I join This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard to share some of my drinking story and talk about burnout – how we define it and what its most common symptoms are. We answer two listener questions: one from someone using alcohol to cope with stress, knowing it’s hurting but also feeling like it’s helping, who’s wondering how to handle stress without alcohol; and one from someone who started drinking again and is struggling to stop.

Using alcohol or other unhealthy mechanisms like food or social media to cope with stress is so common. Scott and I discuss how to change your thinking patterns and cope differently, the importance of building a toolkit of healthy coping mechanisms, how stress is compounded by alcohol, how meditation can relieve stress, what practicing self-care looks like, how gratitude can help you drink less, and the fact...

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Dr. Jenn Salib-Huber - Ditch the Diet & Find Freedom

 

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Dr. Jenn Salib Huber, Intuitive Eating Coach, R.D. & N.D., and I discuss the soul-crushing toll the commercial diet cycle is taking on women, why resolutions don’t last, and how women can break free of the noise and achieve freedom when it comes to food.

If you’ve been on “every diet out there” or made resolutions around food in 2021 that you’ve already “broken”, this podcast is for you!

Ready to get out of the chronic cycle of the latest "quick-fix" followed by guilt & shame when you can't keep it going? Listen to this episode.

We talk about how to shift your relationship with food from a rule-based, deprivation-centered model to one of abundance and freedom. Break free and find so much more joy in healthy, intuitive eating!

Follow Jenn on Instagram at @menopause.nutritionist.

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Rachel Sumner: Women and the Future of Work

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Rachel Sumner is an Executive Coach, Mentor & Education Specialist who supports young people and their families as they make important decisions about life after High School.

As a mother of three, she is acutely aware of the need for better education about the Future of Work so that our children not only survive but thrive in the decades ahead. If you’re a working woman, and/or you’ve got children, you won’t want to miss this fascinating discussion!

Many of the “soft” skills that women typically possess more than men, such as empathy, caring, creativity, and collaboration, cannot be replicated by robots. These skills will therefore be in higher demand as automated workplaces become the norm.

Rachel and I also discuss the connection between burnout and these skills, which women will be increasingly called upon to use on the job as well as at home in the future. We also discuss how we...

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Ask the Coach - Rethinking Resolutions

 

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Why do so many resolutions fail? I answer this question and provide several options for “rethinking your resolutions” this year and setting yourself up for lasting success.

What might happen if you set goals around how you wanted to feel, instead of what you wanted to do?

Or stacked one small habit on top of another, instead of reaching for that extreme “quick fix” solution?

If you’ve made resolutions year after year, with little to no permanent results, this podcast episode is for you! Try different this year, not harder.

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Dr. Sarah Baillie, N.D. - Burnout Prevention and Recovery (Managing Stress)

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In this episode Sarah Baillie, N.D. (aka “The Meno Whisperer) and I, continue our conversation from Episode 10 about women’s burnout, shifting the focus to what we can do to prevent and recover from it. We discuss the fight or flight response, the stress hormone cortisol, the relaxation response and provide loads of practical strategies you can start using right now to manage your “cortisol jackers” and close the stress cycle, decreasing your cortisol in the process. Don’t skip this one, it might just change your life!

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