Thriving While Golden
By Eno Nsima-Obot, MD
Designed for today's 21st-century black woman over fifty looking to THRIVE into their older years. Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot is an award-winning, author, life coach, and board-certified internal medicine physician, specializing in functional medicine. She is passionate about empowering women with common-sense tools to optimize their wellbeing so that they can show up fully in their lives. In her down to earth style, Dr. Eno covers a variety of health, wellness topics and even shares her life experiences. Call up a girlfriend, kick off your shoes, grab a pen and paper and your favorite beverage.
Wellbeing Wednesday- The importance of water
When you saw the title of this episode did you do an eye-roll? Well I really can relate, because if my daughter had not shared her experiences from a water drive over a hot and humid summer weekend, I too would have done an eye roll. However, we need to realize that water plays a critical role in our overall health and wellbeing. So this episode of Wellbeing Wednesdays goes back to the basics. For more information about my programs and working with me, log onto www.DoctorEno.com
August 12, 2021
Wellbeing Wednesday- The Difference Between Movement and Exercise
Has this ever happened to you? You put on your fitness watch and you go out for a walk. You're out for say an hour, but when you get home, alas you find out that you only did 5 minutes of exercise? Well, that happened to me a few days back when I took my rambunctious MalteseYorkie Jake on his daily walk. So is there a difference between movement and exercise? In this episode, I explore that question for myself. Enjoy!
August 4, 2021
Wellbeing Wednesdays- The Importance of friendships
Welcome to Wellbeing Wednesdays which are mini-episodes that focus on some aspect of wellbeing. We change as we get older and so should our friendships. And yet many of us hold onto friendships that may not necessarily support our personal growth or who we have become. In today's episode, I address the topic of friendship and why I think it is important to develop new friendships as we advance through the different phases of our lives.
July 28, 2021
How I'm dealing with being in survival mode
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Hi there, it's been a minute since I sat down to record a podcast episode. I've talked myself out of it for a variety of reasons, such as no one is really paying attention to what I have to say. Does that kind of self-deprecating talk resonate with you? Well at the root of this came the realization that I've really been functioning in the survival mode for the last several months. And this comes from working the frontlines and having a deep sense of anxiety associated with that. So in this episode in the spirit of transparency that was the commitment I made to my listeners when I started this podcast I delve into what survival mode means to me. How to identify when you are living in survival mode. What does living in constant survival mode do to our bodies and ways to mitigate this. Oh and there's also an announcement, you do not want to miss. THRIVE on Ladies!
July 18, 2021
Addressing Racial Disparities in health care (In memory of Dr Susan Moore)
This episode dedicated to the memory of Dr. Susan Moore who died of complications related to COVID19 infection after what can only be described as an unfortunate interaction with a white doctor - Dr. Bannen- who did not feel that it was appropriate to administer a course of the anti-viral remdesevir nor treat her pain. Dr. Moore took to Facebook live video to share her concern. She was discharged from the hospital and within 48 hours was readmitted to another hospital, but regrettably succumbed to the infection. In this episode, I discuss some of my personal interactions in the healthcare system that in retrospect were slanted by race. I don't have all the answers, I, however, believe that we should be willing to shine the light on incidents and address misconceptions (such as black people have a higher pain tolerance and so do not need to have their pain taken seriously). We should also be unafraid to advocate for ourselves, as well as demand the healthcare delivery system advocates for us. To read the article I referenced in the podcast, please click here For more information about my work, please log onto my website www.Doctoreno.com
January 17, 2021
Dealing with the stress and trauma surrounding the current events.
Hello there and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can't believe we are just at the end of the first week of 2021 and so much has transpired. I had to make a hard decision to address the trauma I witnessed the US Capitol being invaded by rioters and insurrectionists. Because I know that many others may be feeling the same way also. In this episode, I go over some tips on what we need to do as a community to optimize our health and wellbeing during these tumultuous times. For more information about the mission of THRIVE, here is an article from my website. To learn more about working with me in one of my ongoing programs click here. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for future topics on the podcast. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Happy New Year and THRIVE on \O/
January 9, 2021
Season 2 Episode 20- I lost my voice
Hello there, It is so good to be back. I literally lost my voice. Has that ever happened to you? Well, it did to me. But it's never too late to press the reset button and course correct and so that is what this episode is all about. Welcome to season 2. Listen in as I share updates about our new website, upcoming courses, our free resources on the website, and also the launch of our new membership platform. I'm excited. Hope you are too. For more information, log onto my website www.DoctorEno.com
November 12, 2020
Season 1: Episode 19 -On the Current Events in the United States
It's early June as I record this podcast and with the killing of yet another unarmed Black man at the knee of a police officer and the ensuing civil unrest and protests in the shadow of a pandemic that has taken the lives of over 110,000 Americans it literally feels like many of us have been hit by a truck. The trauma is real. And so in this episode I share my feelings around the events. I also offer a resource to help bring some mindfulness as a way to transmute, the stress. For more information about HeartMath, please log onto heartmath.org. For a transcript of today's podcast, click here. To contact me please send an email to email@example.com
June 7, 2020
Season 1 Episode 18: Being at the crossroads- how the covid 19 pandemic is forcing change
Hello and welcome back to yet another episode of Thriving While Golden. In this episode, I speak share how the COVID-19 pandemic has placed me at a crossroads. Like most of the population in the United States, I recently had my hospital shifts canceled. Listen in as I share how I have made a conscious intention to take a deep breath for the first time in almost ten years and focus on 'delicious self-care'. When it comes to self-care, I speak about the importance of attaching your 'oxygen mask' which is a concept I referenced in an earlier podcast episode. Here are some things to take on: Create a wellbeing checklist. This is a list of things you choose to support your overall wellness. Consider creating a wellbeing checklist for your family members Think of things that you can take on during this time. It could be a new project, decluttering, deepening a spiritual practice. Think about and perhaps even journal about what you want your 'new normal' to look like. Looking to optimize your health and wellbeing? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free 15 minute discovery call. For more information and additional resources, log onto www.DoctorEno.com
May 15, 2020
Season 1 Episode 17- My reflections on the coronavirus pandemic
It's March 30 and it's Doctor's Day. But it's a rather somber day for all of us in the healthcare field as we continue to face the ravages of the global pandemic of covid19. And so I am just using this medium to reflect and share some of my thoughts and feelings. It is my prayer that this episode will help someone else out there. I have had to face my mortality on more than one occasion in my life as I'm sure many others have. So even though as a global village we are facing so much uncertainty and things seem outside of our control. There are some things we can control. And so as you listen in on this episode think of some things you can control for yourself. To watch the "Heartmath exercise-Moving from heart to head" I mentioned you can log onto my Facebook page. It is currently pinned to the top of the page.
March 31, 2020
Season 1 Episode 16: Information about upcoming daily Facebook Live and Webinar with Q&A
With the current pandemic in its second week and rising death rates globally, I cannot but admit that I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and sad. Working as a hospital-based physician only serves to heighten my anxiety. So I had to make a decision. Rather than sit transfixed in disbelief watching press conference after press conference, I am doing what I know to do best which is to be of service. And so for the next 15 days starting today, I will be hosting daily Facebook live sessions. It will be short and will cover a variety of topics. On Sunday, March 22 at 8 PM CDT I will be hosting a FREE webinar with a Q&A session to follow in which I hope to answer as many questions as possible you may have about the current pandemic. Information about the webinar will be posted on my Facebook page in the next 24-36 hours. If you are new to this podcast, you can learn more about me by going to www.DoctorEno.com
March 18, 2020
Season 1 Episode 15: Suggestions on how to cope with the current corona virus pandemic
Yesterday, the WHO formally declared the coronavirus a pandemic. This means that most of the world has been impacted by this viral spread. Last night, the President of the United States took an unprecedented move and placed a hold on all flights coming in from Europe for the next 30 days starting tomorrow (Friday, March 13 2020 at midnight). Now we can go back and forth and debate whether the United States initially took this threat seriously or not. The fact remains, we have to decide what we need to do now. In this podcast, I discuss some of the common-sense strategies we all can take now, including avoiding the 'bunker mentality'. There is absolutely no need to hoard critical supplies. We are all in this together. For more information about upcoming events such as webinars in which I will be sharing more health and wellness tips, you can subscribe to my newsletter by going to my website www.DoctorEno.com
March 12, 2020
Season 1: Episode 14- The importance of social connection
Hello, and welcome back to another episode of "Thriving While Golden". This is a podcast designed especially for today's 21st Century Black Woman -fifty and wiser who is seeking ways to enhance her health and wellbeing so that she can thrive well into her golden years. Our relationships are an integral part of who we are. Who and how we choose to associate with molds us in different ways. In fact all the way down to the cellular level. Well, sociogenomics is the study of how our environment and social interactions affect our genes. In this episode, I cover how and why our genes can get switched on and off by cellular signals they receive from our relationships or lack thereof and also how the environment around us can affect our overall health and wellbeing. Articles: Sociogenomics in the 21st Century: An Introduction to the History and Potential of Genetically-informed Social Science Sociogenomics: social life in molecular terms
March 2, 2020
Season 1; Episode 13 Using your biometrics as a simple biohacking tool
Hello and Welcome back to "Thriving While Golden". You may have heard of the term biohacking . It's a term popularized by Dave Asprey who was one of the first people to create this movement. Dave defines it as “The art and science of changing the environment around you and inside you, so you have more control over your own biology,” In this episode, I start with some simple tools we can use to biohack ourselves to wellness. They are called our biometrics. I admit, I still cringe as I approach the bathroom scale most times, and I absolutely refuse to be weighed in my doctors' office :) So rather than being victimized by our metrics such as our weight and BMI for instance, how can we use the information we gain to have more control over our own biology? Listen in as I share some insights into what biometrics I recommend you pay attention to and why. So call up a girlfriend, grab a pen and paper and your favorite beverage, and kick back and relax. I am your host Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot. Log onto my website www.DoctorEno.com to learn more about me.
February 23, 2020
Season 1; Episode 12 Spotlight on Woman of the Month
Welcome back! This episode is the debut of monthly highlights of everyday women I find as prime examples of 'Thriving while Golden'. In this debut episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Colleen Emmanuel. She is a nurse administrator at a large health system in the greater Chicagoland area. Ms. Emmanuel has over 30 years of experience in nursing including transitioning to a leadership role over the last 10 years. She shares how she got started in nursing and some important pearls she learned earlier on in her career. She also has words of wisdom for her peers. So grab a pen and paper, call a girlfriend and get ready for our woman of the month to pour into your heart and soul.
February 16, 2020
Season 1 Episode 11: When it's time to make end of life decisions
Not to sound too morbid here, but planning for the end of life should be just as much a part of living as dying. In this episode, Doctor Eno shares the importance of making the end of life decisions. These can be fluid and may vary in different situations. Tied closely to your 'code status' the decision may vary in different situations. For instance, the decision you may make to be resuscitated if you are found out in the field my vary from the decision you make should you flatline whilst undergoing surgery in the OR. This episode is designed to get us all thinking about not only how we want to die, but also the legacy we choose to leave behind.
February 10, 2020
Season 1 Episode 10: Set the standard and do not deviate from it
Hello and welcome back to Thriving while Golden- a podcast for women over fifty seeking to THRIVE into their golden years. Today I 'pull aside the curtain' and share with you a lesson that was recently reinforced from an incident that occurred in my personal life and why it is important to set personal standards. As women, we may have found ourselves having to settle in the past. In this episode, Dr. Eno shares why we all need to have a list of qualities called 'conditions of satisfaction' not only for our personal relationships but for other dimensions in our lives especially our health. So grab a pen, paper, and your favorite beverage and call a friend and listen in.
February 3, 2020
season 1 Episode 9: Why I think Diet is a Dirty Word
It's that time of the year where we make new year resolutions. For those of us with health and wellness goals, we may begin to focus on which diet works best to help us reach those goals. In this episode, Dr. Eno shares why she feels the concept of dieting should be changed. Grab a pen and paper as she introduces the concept of functional nutrition and how we can all use food as medicine. By the end of this episode she hopes you all will agree that the word 'Diet' should be a dirty word :) For more information about Dr. Eno and her work, log onto www.DoctorEno.com
January 20, 2020
Season 1 Episode 8- The importance of supporting our wellbeing
In this episode, Dr. Eno shares her personal experience with supporting her wellbeing and how she found this to be important. Too often we tend to only supporting our health and wellness goals. But our wellbeing is just as important. So grab some paper and join Dr Eno as she shares how to create what she describes as a wellbeing toolkit. For more information about Dr, Eno log onto www.DoctorEno.com
January 13, 2020
Season 1 Episode 7- My journey into Functional Medicine
I recall several years ago when I was in private practice, I had a vision of creating a wellness-based practice that empowered people to optimize their overall health and wellness. One afternoon in 2006, whilst getting my car serviced at the Volvo dealership, I received what I can only describe as a spiritual download of a program I named 'the integrative lifestyle modification program'. After I had written down my entire vision of what the program would entail, I realized that I did not the depth of knowledge I needed to deliver to my patients. I compared this to having a great snazzy toolbox, but with no tools inside. That is until I discovered functional medicine. Listen in as I share my journey into functional medicine. Join me in this episode, as I share what functional medicine is and how my journey into functional medicine has helped me become the healer I define as my purpose on the planet to be. To learn more or to book a free 30-minute discovery session with me, log onto www.doctoreno.com
January 6, 2020
Season 1 Episode 6: Creating Kickass goals for the new decade-2020 and beyond
This is the second part of the final podcast for the decade. We are on the verge of a new decade. Trust you are as excited as Dr. Eno is. You may be familiar with .how to create SMART goals. It's an acronym that stands for : S-Specific M-Measurable A-Achievable R- Results in T- Time SMART goals are a great place to start. However, Dr. Eno invites listeners to consider stepping outside of their comfort zones in 2020 and beyond and create what she describes as 'Kickass goals'. 'Kickass goals'. Dr, Eno explains are goals you set that when you speak about them or think about them have the capacity to take your breath away because they are HUGE. In a light, playful and conversational tone, listen in as she shares some examples of her 'kickass goals'. Along the same lines, she invites listeners to also take the time to create a bucket list of 100 things they would like to experience or do over the rest of their lifetime. Remember this show is all about THRIVING into your golden years. Listeners who create 150 or more items on their bucket list will be eligible to win a $10 Amazon gift certificate. One of Dr Eno's Kickass goals is to increase the listenership of this podcast so that this message of possibility for women 50 and over is shared globally. So call a girlfriend or two and let them know to listen in. Grab your favorite beverage. Sit back and enjoy! Happy New Year.
December 30, 2019
Season 1 Episode 5: Reflections of the Decade
Join Dr. Eno in part 1 of 2 of the final podcast for the decade as she invites listeners to reflect over the past decade. In her usual conversational tone, she invites you to reflect over the not only the past year but the decade What were your wins? Acknowledge your losses look at the areas in your life in which you have grown Review areas in your life or things you wish you had done more of. As you prepare to welcome in the new decade 2020, on a scale of 1-5 how would you rank the five areas of your life? Health Finances Professional/career Spiritual Relationships. This is an episode you really do not want to miss if you are looking to create a kickass life and THRIVE into the next decade. So call a friend and let them share this with them, sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy!
December 30, 2019
Season 1 Episode 4: Healthy Priorities and Healthy Boundaries
Welcome to episode 3 of "Thriving While Golden". In this episode, Dr. Eno covers why it is creating healthy priorities. Grab a pen and paper as she takes you through a very brief exercise. She goes into detail about the effects that stress can have on our systems when we do not prioritize our wellbeing. She offers an invitation to create some ways to prioritize your wellbeing in a guilt-free way. She also has available for listeners a free download of an e-book on ways to reduce stress in under 10 minutes from her website, www.doctoreno.com. We'd love to hear your comments and also leave us a review on whatever platform you receive your podcasts. Enjoy.
December 16, 2019
Season 1 Episode 3: Grieving particularly around the holidays
The holidays tend to be a very challenging time for those who have lost loved ones. Especially when that loss of fresh as I have just experienced. In this episode I share with you what I am doing to deal with the recent loss of a very dear friend. The importance of self care and the need for a support system and when you may need to seek the help of a mental health professional. This episode is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Rosemary Gabriel.
December 2, 2019
What story are you telling yourself?
Join Dr. Eno as she 'pulls back the curtain' and shares how a story she told herself about an incident almost jeopardized a friendship. She shares how sometimes the stories we tell ourselves were told to us in our childhood and continue to operate in the background affecting the decisions and choices we make in our lives. She invites her listeners to take a look at their stories especially the stories they may be telling themselves about what it means to be a woman over fifty. The information contained in this podcast is for educational purposes only. Inasmush as Dr. Eno is a licensed physician her advice is not a substitute for that of your healthcare provider. Enjoy this episode.
November 18, 2019
Introduction to the inaugural podcast of Thriving while Golden. Hi I'm Doctor Eno and this is my first podcast, introducing myself, and getting into the flow. This space is for the woman over fifty and it is meant to be laid back and informal. Imagine it's a girl's outing, where we get to kick back, let our guards down and just share from the heart. I share with you why I named the podcast, "Thriving while Golden". Yes, I believe as women we can THRIVE into our golden years. Listen to this initial episode as I share some fun facts about me as well as a personal life story and how I came into the field of functional medicine which is an area I am truly passionate about. Enjoy!
November 5, 2019