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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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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Sarah Baillie, N.D. - Women’s Burnout & Adrenal Fatigue

 

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Sarah Baillie, N.D. (aka “The Meno Whisperer) and I discuss why women’s burnout is on the rise (including the role of the pandemic and the “third shift” many women are now working), how women get to burnout and the common (and not so common) symptoms. We also discuss the connection between hormonal shifts in peri-menopause and menopause and higher burnout rates during that life stage (as reflected in Sarah’s patients and my coaching practice). Sarah describes the “GAS” mechanism (see diagram below) created by chronic stress and how that eventually leads to exhaustion. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this conversation where Sarah and I provide lots of practical tips for managing cortisol and preventing burnout. (The online test for adrenal fatigue Sarah refers to during the episode can be found here: https://adrenalfatigue.org/take-the-adrenal-fatigue-questionnaire/ )

 

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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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