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EMBRACE YOU FIRST

EMBRACE YOU FIRST

By Mary Wong, R.TCMP and Dr. Tanya Wylde, ND
Hey Beautiful Humans, it’s time to STOP SACRIFICING FOR everyone else And PUT YOU First!

Are you feeling tired, stuck, or disconnected? Or maybe, you are just looking to be the best version of you.
I’m Mary Wong and I’m Dr Tanya Wylde and this is EMBRACE YOU FIRST, a podcast to help you THRIVE and not just survive.

You’re gonna learn from our professional expertise and our juicy secrets that have helped thousands of men and women just like you. We’re going to teach you practical and doable strategies on health, relationships, and career.

Get ready to Embrace YOU, your HEALTH and your LIFE!
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Episode 49: Revolutionizing Weight Loss Strategies (ft. David Bedrick)
Episode 49: Revolutionizing Weight Loss Strategies (ft. David Bedrick) Trauma can lead to shame, which can lead to self-destructive talk and behaviour. David Bedrick is a psychologist that specializes in helping women heal trauma, deal with the self-destructive talk and behaviours, and get their LIVES back! David’s teachings and therapies offer women a chance to see an alternative to looking at our bodies through a lens that others created, one that values where we are and where we want to go, and REMOVE the shame that many have felt for their entire lives. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What is ‘hunger’, which is more than physical hunger How to change the way you look at yourself To acknowledge that others judge books (you) by the cover, not always aware of the story you carry inside How to reduce self shame Why only 5% of women are successful at sustainably losing weight Why 81% of ten-year-old girls are dieting regardless of their BMI index Why 97% of women have violent voices in their heads about their bodies Why being overweight, even mildly obese, is not a health risk while gaining and losing lots of weight (yo you) is a risk How David’s new book “You Can’t Judge A Body By Its Cover” features 17 stories from bodies impacted by sexism and racism, rape and harsh parental criticism, and by the deepest hungers for an authentic life How David is teaching women to express their power, creativity, beauty, and intelligence with themselves, in relationships, and in the world Why the diet industry amasses over $70 billion, and it banks on women’s body shame and perceived failure around weight AND MORE! David’s Bio: David is a speaker, teacher, and attorney and author of the acclaimed Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology and his new book Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change. David spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and has taught for the US Navy, 3M, psychological associations, and small groups. He has received notable awards for teaching, employee development, and legal service to the community. To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us.
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July 27, 2021
Episode 48: Change Your body, Change Your Life (ft. Paul Walker)
Episode 48: Change Your body, Change Your Life (ft. Paul Walker) Is there room to love ourselves right now and still want to change our bodies? Dr. Tanya and I say yes.  Here’s a fact, I’m 5 foot nothing and don’t exactly have a model like figure, like my counterpart Tanya. I feel pretty good about myself. I know what to wear to accentuate my features. That said, I can stand to tighten up around the middle and am currently working on it.  Instead of believing that "I want to change my body because I’m not good enough as I am" or "I will love myself better when I look a particular way?" Paul Walker was bullied when he was young, partially due to his struggles with weight. Now he runs a successful fitness facility for over 30 years that caters to women, to help them get rid of the negative self talk and truly transform themselves into powerful, unstoppable forces! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to love yourself as you are, while embracing change Why emotion only lasts 90 seconds If it goes longer, why you’re CHOOSING to feel that way Paul’s timeless strength training principles:         - The heavier the resistance, the stronger the muscle         - For maximum results keep the muscle under tension until failure         - If you don't use it, you lose it         - As you get stronger, you must take on more challenging forms of resistance         - Time, patience and consistent resistance = progress. Why Paul’s goal is to push you beyond your goals Why mental and physical health must go hand in hand You get stronger when you put in the reps Mental fitness takes time as well, and be consistent on a daily basis Why postpartum exercise must be gradual AND MORE! Paul’s Bio: Paul Walker is the owner and founder of Integrity Fitness, a nine time award-winning world-class training facility for women. He has graced the fitness industry for over three decades and is a well-known and respected fitness professional in all of Ontario. He has been featured on CP24, City TV, Rogers TV and, various other shows and podcasts. Every year, Paul leads his team to inspire, and motivate over two thousand women achieve fabulous results. “My goal is to teach all my clients something that will help them go beyond their fitness & health goals. I truly believe to my deepest core, that the 5% of the time we needed to invest into our health, dramatically influences the other 95%.” To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us. #bullying, #fitness, #coach, #emotions, #resistance, #health, #wellness, #training, #mental health, #women, #strength, #gym, #reps, #transformation
31:15
July 20, 2021
Episode 47: How To Transform Your Life Pt. 2 (ft. Greg Denning)
Episode 47: How To Transform Your Life Pt. 2 (ft. Greg Denning) In part 2 of our chat with Greg, we further hone in on how he channeled success and why drugs and alcohol WEREN'T for him! What happens when you find yourself out on your own at 16, and broke?   Greg Denning was determined to build an epic life, and then help others do the same.  He read voraciously to learn the secrets to success and happiness. Greg is known as ‘the walking antidepressant’, and you’ll see and hear why! He and his wife Rachel now have 7 children and have been traveling around the globe with their family for the last 14 years. They’ve trekked to Everest Base Camp, circled Iceland, ridden horses in Mongolia, ran on the Great Wall of China, hiked the Inca Trail, climbed Mayan pyramids, ridden camels in the Sahara, and chartered a yacht around the Galapagos! Greg is an Executive Life and Business coach for entrepreneurs and businessmen with families, the creator of the Be The Man Masterclass & Tribe, and The Extraordinary Family Life Formula.  He is the host of The Extraordinary Family Life Podcast.  He has been inspiring and training families for the last 21 years on 5 different continents.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: * How to turn your life around, whether you are 16 and broke, or in your twilight years * How do you go from having nothing to having it all?  * How do you go from being flat broke, alone, to now helping people build a family culture of health and fitness, adventure and travel, and basically transforming lives? * Did Greg ever want to give up? * His secrets to keep going * His morning routine * Why his family learns, plays and exercises together * How can you work and travel together with 7 kids and still get along * Has has Greg and the family coped during the pandemic * Is it possible to have all rainbows and unicorns all the time? * How his children are part of the decision-making process * Advice for couples on how to communicate and stay connected * His masterclass for men * AND MORE! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us. #homelessness,#trekking,#coach,#extraordinary life,#anti depression,#health,#wellness,#kids,#mental health,#routine,#anxiety,#masterclass,#travel,#transformation
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July 12, 2021
Episode 46: How To Transform Your Life Pt. 1 (ft. Greg Denning)
Episode 46:  How To Transform Your Life Pt. 1 (ft. Greg Denning) What happens when you find yourself out on your own at 16, and broke?   Greg Denning was determined to build an epic life, and then help others do the same.  He read voraciously to learn the secrets to success and happiness. Greg is known as ‘the walking antidepressant’, and you’ll see and hear why! He and his wife Rachel now have 7 children and have been traveling around the globe with their family for the last 14 years. They’ve trekked to Everest Base Camp, circled Iceland, ridden horses in Mongolia, ran on the Great Wall of China, hiked the Inca Trail, climbed Mayan pyramids, ridden camels in the Sahara, and chartered a yacht around the Galapagos! Greg is an Executive Life and Business coach for entrepreneurs and businessmen with families, the creator of the Be The Man Masterclass & Tribe, and The Extraordinary Family Life Formula.  He is the host of The Extraordinary Family Life Podcast.  He has been inspiring and training families for the last 21 years on 5 different continents. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to turn your life around, whether you are 16 and broke, or in your twilight years How do you go from having nothing to having it all? How do you go from being flat broke, alone, to now helping people build a family culture of health and fitness, adventure and travel, and basically transforming lives? Did Greg ever want to give up? His secrets to keep going His morning routine Why his family learns, plays and exercises together How can you work and travel together with 7 kids and still get along Has has Greg and the family coped during the pandemic Is it possible to have all rainbows and unicorns all the time? How his children are part of the decision-making process Advice for couples on how to communicate and stay connected His masterclass for men AND MORE! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us.
29:34
July 6, 2021
Episode 45 - Should I Take Meds Ever?
EP 45 - Should I Take Meds Ever? What happens if you have tried everything naturally from under the sun and your headache, back pain, urinary discomfort, depressive symptoms or anxiety or whatever that ails you persist?  Do you stick it out, keep doing what you are doing and hope that your symptoms will magically go away? Or, do you make an appointment with your doctor and then head straight to the closest pharmacy and get medicated? And if you choose the latter, do you feel guilty or bad about yourself for surrendering to pharmaceutical drugs? Let's talk and begin by saying that we don't need to be a martyr. We are human and we can bump up against unexpected challenges which sometimes require more help. Even though Dr. Tanya and I are all about being as natural as possible, we recognize our humanity. Most of the time, we are able to stay healthy with our proactive lifestyle.  That said, we are perfectly imperfect and run into challenges just like any other person. We know that drugs can lead to unwanted side effects. We also know that taking them correctly and understanding the right time, place and way to administer them can reduce the risks. If you are the person that can be au naturel for your whole life, sincere congrats to you.  For the rest of us, there is a right time, place and situation for medications to ease certain issues. Sometimes, leaning into acute situations with pharmaceutical drugs may be the best option. Did she try everything naturally to mitigate her pain and inflammatory reaction? Absolutely. Did she feel bad or wrong reaching out for meds? Absolutely not.  Will she be taking these meds forever? No. She is on the mend because she used the meds.  Thank goodness. She is also getting back to her normal healthy activities such as going for a bike ride with her four year old in the forest. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: When to take meds - are you giving up control by taking them? Fevers - do we treat them & when do we treat them Comfort/discomfort Anxiolytics can be addictive Depression Diabetes and metformin - Vit B12 Fertility medications Advil - gastritis and ulcers Ibuprofen for inflammation, stop the cascade Tylenol - liver issues OHSS or no response to fertility medications AND MORE! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us
23:18
June 28, 2021
Episode 44: How your Menstrual Cycle is your Fifth Vital Sign Pt. 2 (ft. Lisa Hendrickson-Jack)
WHAT IS A HEALTHY MENSTRUAL CYCLE? Should we include the menstrual cycles as a vital sign? We say, Kale yeah! The four main vital signs doctors routinely monitor include body temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. They indicate the state of a patient’s essential body functions. Your menstrual cycle gives you unparalleled understanding of the incredible connection between your menstrual cycle and your overall health. Tracking periods can be super helpful for birth control or conception. But it’s way beyond that. Keeping track of your period can tell a story about much more than your reproductive health. Who better to speak with than our dear friend Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author and brilliant Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. It’s time to talk about our periods openly without shame - without hesitation because it’s our birth right. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why menstrual cycles are considered to be a vital sign What are ‘normal’ cycle times? What are some of the factors that affect cycle times Why you can/should track your cycle times Why menstrual cycles/periods tell a bigger story than just reproductive health Why TCM has been monitoring menstrual cycles for centuries Why menstrual cycles should be as important as other bodily functions AND MORE! Resources The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility - Lisa Hendrickson-Jack To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #menstrual, #cycle, #vital signs, #communication, #author, #health, #wellness, #birth control, #conception, #hormones, #menstruation, #fertility, #periodS
19:07
June 22, 2021
Episode 43: How your Menstrual Cycle is your Fifth Vital Sign Pt. 1 (ft. Lisa Hendrickson-Jack)
Episode 43: How your Menstrual Cycle is your Fifth Vital Sign Pt. 1 Should we include the menstrual cycle as a vital sign? Kale yeah! The four main vital signs doctors routinely monitor include body temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. They indicate the state of a patient’s essential body functions. Your menstrual cycle gives you unparalleled understanding of the incredible connection between your menstrual cycle and your overall health. Tracking periods can be super helpful for birth control or conception. But it’s way beyond that. Keeping track of your period can tell a story about much more than your reproductive health. It provides information about your hormonal, breast, bone, and emotional health too. It’s actually a cheap and easy way to take charge of your own health. It’s your biohack to see what’s going on with your body and seeing if you need to do anything about it. Chinese medicine has been analyzing women’s menstrual cycles for thousands of years. Who better to speak with than our dear friend Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author and brilliant Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. It’s time to talk about our periods openly without shame - without hesitation because it’s our birth right. We need to own who we are as women. Menstruation is one of our superpowers. It is the fifth vital sign! We want to empower you with knowledge and action. So, don’t hesitate. You’ve gotta check out this podcast episode here. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why menstrual cycles are considered to be a vital sign What are ‘normal’ cycle times? What are some of the factors that affect cycle times Why you can/should track your cycle times Why menstrual cycles/periods tell a bigger story than just reproductive health Why TCM has been monitoring menstrual cycles for centuries Why menstrual cycles should be as important as other bodily functions AND MORE! Resources The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility - Lisa Hendrickson-Jack To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #menstrual, #cycle, #vital signs, #communication, #author, #health, #wellness, #birth control, #conception, #hormones, #menstruation, #fertility, #periods
24:52
June 14, 2021
Episode 42: How To Improve Your Libido and SƐx life
Episode 42: How to improve your libido and sex life We need to normalize how we think about sex. It's completely natural, yet we have so many communication issues and expectations around it. Desire changes, and we need to have healthy conversations around it, especially self pleasure. Intimacy doesn’t mean sex, sex doesn’t mean penetration. There are many ways to be intimate when the desire for sex is not strong, including self pleasure, where perhaps your partner helps or watches. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to communicate with your partner that you prefer to be intimate and when How to communicate with your partner that you DON’T want to be intimate Alternative forms of intimacy How libido, circumstances, menstrual cycles, stress, etc impact frequency of sex Recognize how genders are often affected differently by orgasms as it relates to intimacy If you don’t have a partner, get a vibrator or practice self-touch Why and how men and women have different times to orgasm Why men are more likely to communicate if they’ve had sex and women are more likely to have sex if they feel heard AND MORE! Related Episodes Episode 25: The Pleasure Mindset Bootcamp (ft. Dr. Jordin Wiggins) Episode 26: Self Pleasure Pt. 2 (ft. Dr. Jordin Wiggins) Episode 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #intimacy, #sex, #libido, #communication, #passion, #stress, #vibrator, #athletes, #self pleasure, #orgasm, #pleasure, #menstrual
27:32
June 7, 2021
Episode 41: Challenge, Choice, Change Pt. 2 (ft.with Luis Benitez)
Episode 41: Challenge, Choice, Change Pt. 2 (ft.with Luis Benitez) Luis Benitez has climbed and guided climbers to summit some of Earth’s most imposing peaks including Seven Summits in seven continents numerous times. He summited Mt. Everest 6 times and in 2001 he led Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind athlete to summit Mt. Everest! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How his near-death experiences have changed him How he keeps himself motivated and safe with so many risks What happened when the Dalai Lama wanted to meet him What he witnessed in the mountains to the people of Tibet Why he chose to be a climbing guide How guiding has impacted him as a leader What motivates him to keep going when others fail How he kept going when he felt like quitting The role of service in his life How his experiences as a guide can help others in their lives and careers Why he chose to work with Outward Bound and the benefits it provides AND MORE! Luis’ Bio Some of his most rewarding work has been to help create the nonprofit “Trekking For Kids”, which focuses on service based expeditions allowing participants to climb and trek while teaching them about local issues like housing and healthcare for orphans around the world. . Resources Ep 21 - Everyday Hero (pt 1) Ep 22 - Everyday Hero (pt 2) To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #climbing, #everest, #guide, #sherpa, #passion, #service, #outwardbound, #athletes, #orphans, #persistence, #neverquit, #Dalai Lama
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June 1, 2021
Episode 40: Challenge, Choice, Change (ft. Luis Benitez)
EP 40: Challenge, Choice, Change (ft. Luis Benitez) Luis Benitez has climbed and guided climbers to summit some of Earth’s most imposing peaks including Seven Summits in seven continents numerous times. He summited Mt. Everest 6 times and in 2001 he led Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind athlete to summit Mt. Everest! He has a saying about Challenge, choice and change that he shares during the podcast. He has also climbed with Len Stanmore, a previous guest on this podcast. Life is all about making choices, facing change and constantly challenging yourself. Luis knows this more than many people, hear his engaging story of a few near-death experiences, and how he’s been changed by his climbs. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How his near-death experiences have changed him How 2 tents were roped together for 3 days during a terrible winter storm Why he chose to be a climbing guide How guiding has impacted him as a leader What motivates him to keep going when others fail How he kept going when he felt like quitting The role of service in his life How his experiences as a guide can help others in their lives and careers Why he chose to work with Outward Bound and the benefits it provides AND MORE! Luis’ Bio Luis stepped into his current role with the Outdoor Recreation Industry Office when the agency was established in 2015 via his appointment by Governor Hickenlooper. With fearless passion and leadership in the mountains, Luis was fortunate to  transfer his skills he honed to a successful career for Colorado state’s flourishing outdoor recreation industry and now currently is the Vice President of Government affairs and Global Impact. He has always focused on teaching as well as serving others. Some of his most rewarding work has been to help create the nonprofit “Trekking For Kids”, which focuses on service based expeditions allowing participants to climb and trek while teaching them about local issues like housing and healthcare for orphans around the world. He has also worked closely with Warriors to Summits, a nonprofit focusing on serving returning Veterans by connecting them with the outdoors. Resources Ep 21 - Everyday Hero (pt 1) Ep 22 - Everyday Hero (pt 2) To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #climbing, #everest, #guide, #sherpa, #passion, #service, #outwardbound, #athletes, #orphans, #persistence, #neverquit
34:14
May 25, 2021
Episode 39: Resting Heart Rate: Your Health & Fitness Indicator
EP 39: Resting Heart Rate: Your Health & Fitness Indicator Did you know - A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute. But in Chinese medicine we also see that it may not be good to have too low of a heart rate either. In the west, we look at the rate and rhythm of the pulse as it reflects health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we go a step further and look beyond the quantitative analysis, and feel the quality of the pulse of patients and can palpate 22+ different pulses, ie. Slow, intermittent, fast, slippery, wiry, soft, ropy, thin, rolling choppy, sinking, etc., all a reflection of the state of the body! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why checking your HR is one of the easiest, and maybe most effective ways to gauge your health that can be done in 30 seconds with two fingers. Why you should be in the target range of heart rate What to do if you’re not in the target range What a high resting heart rate means What a low resting heart rate means The effect of caffeine on HR The effect of meds on HR Can supplements like magnesium impact HR The effect of exercise on heart rate Tips for monitoring your heart rate We demonstrate how to check your heart rate, if you don’t have a smartwatch Why you should start slow with lifestyle changes to work on your HR AND MORE! Related Episodes Ep 21 - Everyday Hero (pt 1) Ep 22 - Everyday Hero (pt 2) To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us
18:41
May 17, 2021
Episode 38: Common Household Chemicals That Affect Your Hormones (ft. Emma Rohmann)
EP 38: Common Household Chemicals That Affect Your Hormones (ft. Emma Rohmann) There is a ton of information – and misinformation – out there when it comes to toxins in the products you use every day. This can make it almost impossible to figure out how to create a healthy home without feeling completely overwhelmed. Today’s podcast features Pt 2 with Emma Rohmann, an environmental engineer that is going to educate us all on the best ways to reduce toxics/toxins from our bodies and home. Did you know that dust is full of chemicals? And that vacuuming your house regularly keeps your chemical exposure low? Growing up my mother did not like to dust or vacuum and somehow I am the opposite and after hearing Emma say this it made me feel less concerned about my big need to vacuum all the time! Kind of cool that I'm lowering my chemical exposure doing so. This episode is loaded with ideas to help you keep your toxic load low. Mary and I are constantly learning and we love to take this information and share it with you. You're gonna love this episode.... No matter where you are in your journey of life... Keeping your chemical exposure down helps your liver to regenerate and make antioxidants that keeps our immune system's strong and healthy and that's what we need right now more than ever. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What are the benefits of regular vacuuming Wait - there are chemicals in dust? The role of air filtration systems Hepa filters and your furnace Why using chemical cleaning supplies is harmful How long does it take to get chemicals out of our systems Why we should open our windows in the winter What the EPA says about soap and water Triclosan - friend or foe? Why you can start small with changes AND MORE! About Emma Emma Rohmann is a mom of two and an environmental engineer with a decade of experience in the green building field. She helps parents and parents-to-be make healthier choices by providing practical and judgement-free advice, support, and product recommendations. Her goal through all that she does is, first and foremost, to provide practical, balanced, relevant information that will help you move the dial and and make healthier choices – and to do it in a friendly and approachable way. To find out more about Emma, head over to GreenAtHome.ca or on Instagram at @emma_greenathome Resources Ep 6 - Mindful Eating Ep 8 - Eating For Vitality The ‘Devil We Know’ Documentary Emma’s Blog Post on produce washes: https://greenathome.ca/ewg-dirty-dozen-produce-washes/ To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #chemicals, #dirtyair, #soap, #hepafilter, #dust, #vaccuming, #air quality,
23:09
May 11, 2021
Episode 37: How To Reduce Your Toxic Load (ft. Emma Rohmann)
Reduce Toxic Chemicals in your home and body without overwhelm Part 1 - How to reduce your toxic load There is a ton of information – and misinformation – out there when it comes to toxins in the products you use every day. This can make it almost impossible to figure out how to create a healthy home without feeling completely overwhelmed. Today’s podcast features Emma Rohmann, an environmental engineer that is going to educate us all on the best ways to reduce toxics/toxins from our bodies and home. Part 1 features various ways to assist your body’s built in detoxification system in lowering the absorption of these harmful chemicals. From avoidance to cleaning produce, Emma shares many potentially lifesaving tips to feel better, and ward off serious illnesses! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What is ‘toxic load’? Why is it important? The definitions of toxics/toxicants vs. toxins The role of diet, stress, environment, water and more on it Plastics, friend or foe? BPA and phthalates Why we have fantastic built-in detoxification systems, but they are overburdened these days The role of organic food Teflon cookware issues Why single use plastics are creating issues How veggies can help reduce toxics The benefits of ‘produce washes’ AND MORE! About Emma Emma Rohmann is a mom of two and an environmental engineer with a decade of experience in the green building field. She helps parents and parents-to-be make healthier choices by providing practical and judgement-free advice, support, and product recommendations. Her goal through all that she does is, first and foremost, to provide practical, balanced, relevant information that will help you move the dial and and make healthier choices – and to do it in a friendly and approachable way. To find out more about Emma, head over to GreenAtHome.ca or on Instagram at @emma_greenathome.
21:45
May 4, 2021
Episode 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand
EP 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand If you've been caught up in a cycle of sleepless nights, there's a drug-free way to get back on track: Make love more often.  In our Sleep your Way to success (episode 13) and Beauty Sleep (episode 10)  episode we gave a ton of tips on how to improve both your sleep quality and quantity.   Today we are discussing how intimacy can not only improve your sleep but is also an excellent way to connect better to yourself  and your partner (if you have one) both physically and psychologically. Making love is an excellent way to transition yourself and turn your dial from the sympathetic nervous system (AKA GO MODE) to the parasympathetic nervous system (AS IN REST & DIGEST MODE) to get a deeper effective sleep. No partner? No problem. Sex, or more specifically, orgasm, with or without a partner, produces hormones that play a role in helping you relax and fall asleep.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:  Why orgasm produces hormones and what they are  Why some hormones act as natural tranquilizers  How they also reduce Cortisol  How sleep can be enhanced  Why quality of life with the release of oxytocin   Why more sex promotes bonding that helps you feel emotionally stable and generally less stressed  Why more/better sleep can lead to more desire  Why more/better sleep can enhance erections  Why sleep conditions like snoring, coughing, insomnia, peri-menopause, Graves’s disease, CPAP are impacting relationships  Why more couples are choosing to sleep separately, but still retain intimacy  Why are sleep spaces are no longer sacred  How pets, co-sleeping, etc can impact sleep quality  What if you and your partner have different sleep times or routines  Why you shouldn’t go to bed angry  AND MORE! 
 Related Episodes Ep 10 - Beauty Sleep Ep 13 - Sleep your Way to success  To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us  #sleep, #better sleep, #intimacy, #bonding, #oxytocin, #cortisol, #hormones, #emotions, #snoring, #cosleeping, #orgasm
20:16
April 26, 2021
Episode 35: Revolutionizing Motherhood (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)
Episode 35: Revolutionizing Motherhood (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)  Whether you’ve had your kids or not, this is something all women (and their supportive men and family members) need to know about. Did you know that your health, vitality, and libido can be impacted long term if you don’t take the time to replenish and nourish yourself after childbirth?  Sleep deprivation coupled with the constant demands placed on you may leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and out of control way beyond the immediate postpartum leaving you  feeling out of sorts for years (and sometimes decades). That said, it doesn’t have to be this way. Kimberly Ann Johnson, author of the Fourth Trimester, birth doula and sexological bodyworker is back again to unpack it all for you. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: * What is the ‘fourth trimester’ * What are the Five universal postpartum needs - Extended rest; nourishing foods; loving touch; presence of wise women; contact with nature * What does an ideal postpartum look like * Why women are overwhelmed during the ‘fourth trimester’ * What are the top 5 considerations women need to look at in the postpartum period? * How you can help your body heal after childbirth * Why 6 weeks is the minimum time you should ‘rest’ * Why some families hire support workers after birth * The role of the non-birthing parent * How you can treat your body with kindness if you have to return to work soon after birth * The unique challenges of single parents postpartum * The undeniable importance of partner communication afterwards * The challenges biology plays in the myth of equal care for an infant * According to a study most divorces happen during the first year, or looking back that’s when the problems started * AND MORE! 
 Aside from being a yoga teacher, postpartum advocate and single mom, Kimberly Johnson is a sexological bodyworker and somatic experiencing practitioner. She has been working hands-on for more than a decade helping women heal and recover from birth injuries, gynaecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is also the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, (who I’ve been telling all of our pregnant patients to read) and is the host of the Sex, Birth & Trauma podcast.  Connect with Kim: Kimberlyannjohnson.com Instagram  @kimberly.ann.johnson   Books by Kim  Call of the Wild The Fourth Trimester   Other Resources: Tammy Lynn Kent - the Wild Feminine @tamilynnkent Natural Health After Birth - Aviva Romm After The Baby’s Birth - Robin Lim Between Heaven and Earth - Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong   To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us  #trauma, #healing, #sexologist, #motherhood, #pelvicfloor, #postpartum, #desire, #emotions, #surgeries, #friendship, #gynaecological, #noregrets, #supportnetwork
41:13
April 20, 2021
Episode 34: Power, Pleasure & Purpose (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)
Episode 34: Power, Pleasure & Purpose (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)  Have you ever had a time when you didn’t get to say what you wanted to say or do what you wanted to do? Stored over time, this can be a form of retained trauma.  Trauma, no matter how small or big, can impact your body, mind, and spirit. Tapping into your deepest, truest self, you can learn to read and speak your body’s language, and create a paradigm shift with practices you need to heal, awaken your power, and live your most embodied life.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What is a sexological body worker and why it deals with scope of practice including genital area Why Kimberly can help with: scar tissue remediation healing prolapse incontinence gynaecological surgeries abortion loss sexual trauma any experience that radically change their relationship with their pelvis and sexuality or loss of desire Why one of Kimberly’s patients coined her the ‘vaginapractor’ What Kimberly does as a somatic experiencing practitioner Why her book is called Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good Why you go through your life and have imprints, experiences that stick with you and leave good or bad memories Why this practice is not about getting rid of experiences or wishing they didn’t happen/regret, but integrate so that their residue dissolves How to demystify and de-stigmatize trauma, and how much it can impede healing Why trauma can be an incomplete cycle as an interpersonal hangover  AND MORE!  Aside from being a yoga teacher, postpartum advocate and single mom, Kimberly Johnson is a sexological bodyworker and somatic experiencing practitioner. She has been working hands-on for more than a decade helping women heal and recover from birth injuries, gynaecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is also the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, (who I’ve been telling all of our pregnant patients to read) and is the host of the Sex, Birth & Trauma podcast.  Connect with Kim: Kimberlyannjohnson.com Instagram  @kimberly.ann.johnson   Books by Kim  Call of the Wild The Fourth Trimester   Other Resources: Tammy Lynn Kent - the Wild Feminine @tamilynnkent  Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong   Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!  To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #trauma, #healing, #sexologist, #sexualboundaries, #scartissue, #postpartum, #desire, #emotions, #surgeries, #awakenpower, #gynaecological, #noregrets
38:25
April 13, 2021
Episode 33: Finding Happiness - Being With All Your Emotions
Episode 33: Finding Happiness - Being With All Your Emotions Anger is part of the human condition and one that deserves a lot of attention because we don’t like it, we repel away from it and it can be caustic and painful for ourselves and for others if we lash out in anger. We love to intersect research with the wisdom of medicine that prevailed modern medicine by 1000’s of years. Medical and psychological Research shows that holding onto anger and resentment increases risk for anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, ulcers, migraines, backaches, heart attack and even cancer! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: We’re in balance when we allow ourselves to acknowledge and feel ALL of our emotions Why we tend to reject all emotions except for joy as we are endlessly in search for happiness. We must be balanced, and to not only seek joy. Without sadness, we cannot feel TRUE joy. Why with too much joy, we are manic, can’t sleep, erratic… Why teaching yourself and your children to name your feelings and you will see/ feel big transitions What role does the amygdala play in emotions How to deal with both personal anger you feel, and anger from others directed at you Why extended families can help new moms keep a more balanced life Forgive people in your life, even those who are not sorry for their actions. Holding on to anger only hurts you not them. The effect of emotions on our organs The role of food on our organs AND MORE! Related episodes: Solutions to FEAR-24 Let fear guide you-20 Overcoming fear 16 Falling in Love with Your Hormones with Dr. Fiona McCulloch - 17 Other resources: Alison Armstrong - Alison Armstrong - UnderstandMen.com - Your Source for Understanding Men and Women Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #releaseanger, #happiness, #anxiety, #exercise, #gratitude, #noworries, #copingskills, #emotions, #kidsmentalhealth, #teenmentalhealth,
32:02
April 5, 2021
Episode 32: Exercises for Growing Mentally Stronger (ft. Amy Morin)
Episode 32: Exercises for Growing Mentally Stronger (ft. Amy Morin) Today we are going to talk about Exercises for Growing Mentally Stronger. Mental strength exercises to fix thoughts and emotions in action to be your best selves and STAY mentally strong during a pandemic. Why do some people have resilience or a positive outlook? Is it in their DNA, or can it be learned and practiced? YES, it can be learned and practiced by anyone.  We all are under increasing strain during the pandemic, and good mental health hygiene is important. so that our moods stay elevated, our outlooks remain positive, and we bring joy into our lives.  In this episode Amy Morin shares life-altering exercises to reset your outlook, banish worry until you are ready to deal with it, and much more. She also offers MANY tips on how to help our children navigate their feelings, both now in the pandemic and into the future! She also has a brand new book coming out soon called “13 Things Strong Kids Do”, to help kids make sense of their feelings, and allow them to openly share their challenges.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Many ideas for resetting your outlook What is it to be mentally strong? What the difference between *mental health and *mental strength? Why people suffering from mental health challenges can still be ‘mentally strong’ Gratitude - the ‘free’ on demand tool to better health and emotions If you worry, why you should schedule time to worry!  Amy shares some of the challenges on mental health right now The difference between Problem focused coping skills and emotion focused coping skills, can you use them together? Why kids are experiencing high levels of anxiety up to 80%  Why 11-17 year olds are most likely to be depressed and anxious How to identify and name more than 5 emotions Why you can replace thoughts that induce self-pity AND MORE! Resources: Dr. Korzacs recent article  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-shadow-pandemic-of-young-people-with-eating-disorders-strains-capacity/ CBC Article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-kids-not-ok-1.5898715  Connect with Amy: Website: https://amymorinlcsw.com/ Instagram: @amymorinauthor Amy’s Books: https://amymorinlcsw.com/books/ 13 things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do  Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong  Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!   To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us Tags for this episode: #mentallystrong, #pityparty, #anxiety, #exercise, #gratitude, #noworries, #copingskills, #emotions, #kidsmentalhealth, #teenmentalhealth, #hakunamatata
27:18
March 29, 2021
Episode 31: Fill Up Your Cup Pt. 2
Pt. 2 of Fill Up Your Cup After polling our patients on topics for our podcast many of you wanted to know what we are doing to stay positive/motivated/inspired through COVID times.  Indirectly they were asking, what are we doing to fill up our cups!  We answer this question at the end of each of our podcasts but we decided to give you MORE by doing a 2 part series on what this really means, and give you tons of cool/creative ideas to help you also feel more joy/motivated/inspired through COVID times. What does it mean to “Fill up your cup”? To fill up your cup means that you need to stop and recharge your batteries, so you can be present and mindful and feel more JOY.  It means that you replenish your mental, emotional, and physical energy.  You wouldn’t expect your mobile devices to run on a depleted battery, it needs to be recharged, often! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Many ideas for filling YOUR own cup How to avoid ‘burnout’ What dopamine is, and the role it plays - love, joy, sex, pleasure, reward, motivation, and MORE Symptoms you may experience with low dopamine - fatigue, depression, insomnia, cravings and MORE What well-known behaviours cause dopamine to rise temporarily in the brain What certain behaviours, while not unhealthy can become addictive if abused What results from relying on these behaviours to stimulate dopamine regularly What is a Dopamine crash? How you can get caught in a vicious cycle! Who is at higher risk for low dopamine levels AND MORE! Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #fillyourcup, #agewell, #loveyourself💕, #kindness, #insidejob, #dopamine, #brainchemicals, #burnout, #riskybehaviours, #gaming, #relaxation, #destress, #fatigue, #depression, #insomnia, #adrenals, #livingwell
24:11
March 22, 2021
Episode 30: Fill Up Your Cup Pt. 1
After polling our patients on topics for our podcast many of you wanted to know what we are doing to stay positive/motivated/inspired through COVID times.  Indirectly they were asking, what are we doing to fill up our cups!  We answer this question at the end of each of our podcasts but we decided to give you MORE by doing a 2 part series on what this really means, and give you tons of cool/creative ideas to help you also feel more joy/motivated/inspired through COVID times. What does it mean to “Fill up your cup”? To fill up your cup means that you need to stop and recharge your batteries, so you can be present and mindful and feel more JOY.  It means that you replenish your mental, emotional, and physical energy.  You wouldn’t expect your mobile devices to run on a depleted battery, it needs to be recharged, often! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Many ideas for filling YOUR own cup How to avoid ‘burnout’ What dopamine is, and the role it plays - love, joy, sex, pleasure, reward, motivation, and MORE Symptoms you may experience with low dopamine - fatigue, depression, insomnia, cravings and MORE What well-known behaviours cause dopamine to rise temporarily in the brain What certain behaviours, while not unhealthy can become addictive if abused What results from relying on these behaviours to stimulate dopamine regularly What is a Dopamine crash? How you can get caught in a vicious cycle! Who is at higher risk for low dopamine levels AND MORE! Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #fillyourcup, #agewell, #loveyourself💕, #kindness, #insidejob, #dopamine, #brainchemicals, #burnout, #riskybehaviours, #gaming, #relaxation, #destress, #fatigue, #depression, #insomnia, #selfcare
20:11
March 15, 2021
Episode 29: Secrets to Staying Young Pt. 2 (Ft. Dr. Kara MoraMarco)
REAL, NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR REAL BEAUTY! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: * Why it’s important to embrace change and aging and honour our natural beauty and natural aging * Why women need to be aware of the impact of social media and expectations * Why social media ‘filters’ distort reality of beauty * Why women are going for plastic surgeon and showing face filters * Why you should watch ‘Social Dilemma’ on Netflix * Why it’s important to go easy on yourself * How to Nourish yourself from the inside out * The benefits of Cupping Therapy * It’s important to nourish your Yin time and sleep * Many natural solutions to aging gracefully * The rise in cutting, anorexia and other eating disorders leading to hypothalamic amenorrhea * The role of alcohol and drugs on aging, may not be apparent until later in life * Avoiding sun and the protection of sunscreen * Respect all body types * AND MORE! Kara MoraMarco-Kendrick DAOM, L.Ac is a Doctor of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, earning both her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Emperors's College. Her passion for healthful living began at an early age with both her parents also being acupuncturists. Over the past 9 years she has had a private practice called Aculand in Beverly Hills with a focus on women’s health. Most recently Dr.Kara’s work of facial acupuncture and Love Cupping ( Heart shaped cups that she created) was featured in Katy Perry's music video Never Really Over. Instagram @dr.kara.aculand Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong  Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!   To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #positiveaging, #agewell, #acceptance, #loveyourself💕, #loveyourselfasyouare, #kindness, #personalgrowth, #nofilter, #socialmediafilters, #selfies, #realbeauty
26:08
March 8, 2021
Episode 28: Secrets to Staying Young Pt. 1 (Ft. Dr. Kara MoraMarco)
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why it’s important to embrace change and aging and honour our natural beauty and natural aging Why women need to be aware of the impact of social media and expectations Why social media ‘filters’ distort reality of beauty The reasons the preteen suicide rate went up 150%  Why women are going for plastic surgeon and showing face filters Why you should watch ‘Social Dilemma’ on Netflix Why it’s important to go easy on yourself How to Nourish yourself from the inside out The benefits of Cupping Therapy It’s important to nourish your Yin time and sleep Many natural solutions to aging gracefully The rise in cutting, anorexia and other eating disorders leading to hypothalamic amenorrhea The role of alcohol and drugs on aging, may not be apparent until later in life Avoiding sun and the protection of sunscreen Respect all body types Why babies are not emotionally connecting with moms who have had plastic surgery AND MORE! Mini Bio Kara MoraMarco-Kendrick DAOM, L.Ac is a Doctor of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine, earning both her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Emperors's College. Her passion for healthful living began at an early age with both her parents also being acupuncturists. Over the past 9 years she has had a private practice called Aculand in Beverly Hills with a focus on women’s health. Most recently Dr.Kara’s work of facial acupuncture and Love Cupping ( Heart shaped cups that she created) was featured in Katy Perry's music video Never Really Over. Connect with Dr. Kara MoraMarco on Instagram @dr.kara.aculand References/Resources:  Social Dilemma on Netflix - “we have gone from an information age to a disinformation age” Related Episodes: Episode 3 When to Nourish You Episode 7 Beauty from the Inside Out with Prerna Kumar  Episode 10 Beauty Sleep  Episode 12 The Energy that Heals Us with Jill Blakeway Episode 13 Sleep Your Way to Success Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong  Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!   To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us Hashtags for this episode #positiveaging, #agewell, #acceptance, #loveyourself💕, #loveyourselfasyouare, #kindness, #personalgrowth, #nofilter
25:48
March 1, 2021
Episode 27: How To Talk To Your 7 y.o. Self
How To Speak To Your 7 y.o. Self What would life look like if you spoke to yourself in the manner that you would to your seven year old self? Would your self-imposed expectations change? Maybe you wouldn’t be bound to the *same* expectations. Now we realize we can’t go back in time but our 7 year old self is within and we can do a lot of this self talk now and boost out self esteem. If you could speak to your seven year old self is there anything you would say to coach them to help them see life differently or make different decisions? You perhaps would teach growth mindset and to speak kindly, and share all those thoughts of wisdom and how to dampen perception of stress. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: to rehabilitate the 7 year old version of you to heal the adult version to stop freezing or staying in fight or flight Why when we speak negatively we either give up or don’t enjoy the journey on the way there to stop being so hard on yourself Remind yourself it’s the journey, the end always matters less when you get to the end goal there will always be another goal - lose weight, run a little further, get a promotion How to use kindness with love, acceptance and growth mindset Build people up, don’t gossip Why it’s OK to say ‘no’, but so hard to do Why you shouldn’t try and please everyone Surround yourself by people who build you up and think the same AND MORE! Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us Hashtags for this episode #speaktoyoursoul, #innerchildhealing, #innerchild, #innerchildwork, #loveyourself💕, #loveyourselfasyouare, #peoplepleaser, #kindness, #acceptance, #deepwork, #personalgrowth
27:02
February 22, 2021
Episode 26: Self Pleasure Pt. 2 (ft. Dr. Jordin Wiggins)
5 Love Languages + Self Pleasure + Intimacy vs Sex! Listen/Watch! On Pt. 2 of our conversation with Dr. Jordin Wiggins, she tells us why & How to use pleasure for more connected relationships & better health! We discuss the difference between intimacy & sex, how people miscommunicate through love (5 love languages) and why sleeping in separate rooms isn’t marriage-ending! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How the 5 love languages can cause miscommunication and how to understand the differences Why masturbation/self love is SO important Why couples therapy begins OUTSIDE the bedroom The difference between intimacy & sex Why increased intimacy leads to more/better sex! Why scheduling intimate time may save your marriage Why so many more men, millennials are having trouble ‘getting it up’ The effect of porn on intimate time AND MORE! Mini Bio Dr. Jordin Wiggins is a Naturopathic Doctor, entrepreneur, and women’s sexual health disruptor. She is revolutionizing the way we deliver, educate and talk about sexual, health and pleasure. As the author of The Pink Canary, Dr. Wiggins has unlocked the hidden secret to optimal wellness and the real-life ways you can start to welcome pleasure back into your life & relationships. Connect with Dr. Jordin Wiggins www.thepleasurecollective.com @drjordinwiggins Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #sexpositive, #pleasure, #bodyshame, #libido, #sexual health, #intimacy, #shame, #selflove, #healing, #masturbation, #communication, #valentines, #5lovelanguages, #fivelovelanguages
21:06
February 15, 2021
Episode 25: The Pleasure Mindset Bootcamp (ft. Dr. Jordin Wiggins)
Episode 25: The Pleasure Mindset Bootcamp The topic this week is PLEASURE - both partnered pleasure and self love, as Tanya and Mary welcome Dr. Jordin Wiggins to the show! How to use pleasure for more connected relationships & better health! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why there are body image issues, shame, and surgeries including labiaplasty Why masturbation/self love is SO important why do so many women lose their libido? why focusing on penetration is RUINING your libido myth of spontaneous sex what impact the pandemic is having on relationships and libido What the most important mindset shift women can make to improve their sexual health How to “receive” sex So many women lose (and men...with age... their libido), & how can they regain it AND MORE! Mini Bio Dr. Jordin Wiggins is a Naturopathic Doctor, entrepreneur, and women’s sexual health disruptor. She is revolutionizing the way we deliver, educate and talk about sexual, health and pleasure. As the author of The Pink Canary, Dr. Wiggins has unlocked the hidden secret to optimal wellness and the real-life ways you can start to welcome pleasure back into your life & relationships. Connect with Dr. Jordin Wiggins www.thepleasurecollective.com https://www.instagram.com/drjordinwiggins/ https://www.facebook.com/drwigginsnd/ Dr. Jordin’s FREE community - The Pleasure Mindset Bootcamp https://www.thepleasurecollective.com/pleasure-mindset-bootcamp Book by Dr. Jordan Wiggins The Pink Canary Related Resources: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman  Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us & give us your proposal #sex, #pleasure, #bodyshame, #libido, #sexual health, #intimacy, #shame, #selflove, #healing, #masturbation, #communication
19:12
February 9, 2021
Episode 24: Solutions To Fear
Episode 24: Solutions To Fear Fear can be both a motivation and a debilitation. It can move someone into action, such as stepping on a scale and realizing they need to take action, or it can cause someone to curl up into a ball and avoid bad news. This also manifests as any number of tensions and illnesses in our bodies, impacting interpersonal relationships, career, high anxiety, weakness of bones, impotence and more! Tanya and Mary talk extensively about energy meridians in the body, and how energy can become ‘stuck’ in the chest and throat, appearing as illness. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Allow yourself to feel, label it, sit with it without judgement. Is the fear real? How small tangible acts can reduce fear How to BE PRESENT with mindfulness Use all 5 senses In uncertain times, how you can CREATE CERTAINTY with routines - morning journaling How serving others can ease your fear How to disassociate Why placing your hand on your heart HELPS! How meditation changes you AND MORE! Related Episodes: #16 Overcoming Fear #19 Taking Care of You During Challenging Times ft. Evan DeMarco #20 Let Fear Guide You Related Resources: Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen - An Annotated Translation of Huang Di’s Inner Classic  Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode, see link in bio above 👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us & give us your proposal fear, anxiety, feel the fear, do it anyway, mentalhealth, hope, fearless, selflove, healing, no fear, solutions to fear
31:04
February 1, 2021
Episode 23: Conquering New Habits
Episode 23: Conquering New Habits Each year, as we get closer to year’s end, millions of people hunger for change - weight loss, eat better, be happier, work on mental health, less stress, improve relationships, etc. New Year’s Resolutions are habit, but the things we choose to work on rarely become habits. Stats show that 80% of people GIVE UP on their resolutions by the 2nd week of February! Why? Because they haven’t become HABITS yet. A habit is defined as ‘a behaviour that is done automatically, with little thought like brushing your teeth…”. Behaviours become HABITS due to a few things - repetition and time, plus desire. How many of us put our seatbelts on without being reminded? I’m sure the first few times after seatbelts became law we forgot, but we persevered. We had and have an external rule forcing us. What is the ‘rule’ for our behaviours is our own health and warning signs? High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, anxiety, stress, etc. Shouldn’t we heed those? Some studies have shown that habits can take 3 weeks of consistent repetition to truly become a habit. James Clear in his book “Atomic Habits” he suggests that new habits don’t become truly ingrained until between 2-8 months! So, don’t give up on those new behaviours you are working on, soon you’ll be on autopilot on the way to meaningful change! Join Tanya and Mary on this not-to-be-missed episode of HOW to turn behaviours into HABITS, so that you aren’t one of the 80% that bail on their self improvement goals. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 3 strategies to succeed with habits and make them sustainable and AUTOMATIC How small actions around new behaviours can set you up for SUCCESS Why your OLD habits can derail new ones Why goal/habit planning can be done on paper, but they need to SHIFT to ACTION off paper Why there are metabolic changes in your body BEFORE the scale reflects weight loss What are other signs of success beside the number on the scale? Even type A personalities who dive in can be overwhelmed Don’t bite off more than you can chew - better eating, better sleep AND exercise Focus on your most CRITICAL need first, make it a success then tackle the next Why #babystepstosuccess will get you there! Be realistic; plan/schedule; create habits with support as needed; track progress; congratulate yourself! Related Episodes: Episode 6: Mindful Eating ==> https://bit.ly/3ok2g4e Related Resources: Atomic Habits by James Clear ==> https://amzn.to/2LVV9lE Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode, see link in bio above 👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us & give us your proposal #fitnesstransformations, #change, #motivation, #newyearsresolutions, #newyearnewyou, #amazingcontent, #mustshare, #startsomewhere, #conquer your habits, #success, #habits, #goals, #science, #realchange
28:34
January 25, 2021
Episode 22: Everyday Hero Pt 2 (ft. Len Stanmore)
“Everyday Hero Pt 2” If you want to be inspired in how to reinvent your life, meet Len Stanmore. He is the only person on the planet who has climbed the death zones of 7 highest summits in 7 continents, skied the North and South Pole, crossed four deserts, and ran ultramarathons (100 - 250 km) in crazy treacherous conditions. As you will soon find out, he was not a natural born athlete. In fact, Len considers himself an everyday human who partied hard, ate takeout, drank  beer and smoked cigars for decades.  At the age of 48, he woke up and decided to try something new, something that would scare him. No matter what your fitness level (whether you are a beginner or an extreme athlete) or where you are at in life, Len will move you as he shares many life lessons through his stories through his successes, failures and near death experiences. Deepak Chopra says, “It’s never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why Len is the ONLY person to have ever summited 7 peaks! Age is merely a number, and you’re never too advanced to make life-altering changes to diet, exercise and ambition! How Len conquered his fear of heights Why he needs something each day to look forward to How to ‘live in the moment’ The role and POWER of gratitude in his life Why baby steps will get you there! How FOCUS and willpower can overrule distractions, pain and suffering Why emotions didn’t get in the way of action and fulfilling his goals and purpose How he survived TWO near-death experiences Why he SHOULD be in the Guinness Book of Records, but isn’t How and WHY he skied to both the North and South poles Why he's not strictly doing this for himself Find out more at @TrekkingforKids or https://trekkingforkids.org/ Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment, share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us & give us your proposal. #climbedmountains, #crosseddeserts, #overcomingfearofheights, #overcomingfear, #mteverest, #mtkilimanjaro, #fitnesstransformations, #neardeathexperience, #mountaineer, #worldexplorer, #amazingstories, #antarcticadventure, #babystepstosuccess, #microsteps, #amazingcontent, #beamazed, #gobidesert, #saharadesert, #mustshare, #shocking, #startsomewhere, #trueathlete, #mtkosciuszko, #mtelbrus, #mtaconcagua, #summitclimb, #athletelife, #athletemotivation
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January 18, 2021
Episode 21: Everyday Hero (ft. Len Stanmore)
“Everyday Hero” If you want to be inspired in how to reinvent your life, meet  Len Stanmore. He is the only person on the planet who has climbed the death zones of 7 highest summits in 7 continents, skied the North and South Pole, crossed four deserts, and ran ultramarathons (100 - 250 km) in crazy treacherous conditions. As you will soon find out, he was not a natural born athlete. In fact, Len considers himself an everyday human who partied hard, ate takeout, drank  beer and smoked cigars for decades.  At the age of 48, he woke up and decided to try something new, something that would scare him. No matter what your fitness level (whether you are a beginner or an extreme athlete) or where you are at in life, Len will move you as he shares many life lessons through his stories through his successes, failures and near death experiences. Deepak Chopra says, “It’s never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” There is so much juicy content that this is part 1 of a 2-part episode! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: · Why Len is the ONLY person to have ever summited 7 peaks! · Age is merely a number, and you’re never too advanced to make life-altering changes to diet, exercise and ambition! · How Len conquered his fear of heights · Why he needs something each day to look forward to · How to ‘live in the moment’ · The role and POWER of gratitude in his life · Why baby steps will get you there! · How FOCUS and willpower can overrule distractions, pain and suffering · Why emotions didn’t get in the way of action and fulfilling his goals and purpose · How he survived TWO near-death experiences · Why he SHOULD be in the Guinness Book of Records, but isn’t · How and WHY he skied to both the North and South poles • Why he's not strictly doing this for himself Find out more at @TrekkingforKids or https://trekkingforkids.org/ Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment, share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us & give us your proposal. #climbedmountains, #crosseddeserts, #overcomingfearofheights, #overcomingfear, #mteverest, #mtkilimanjaro, #fitnesstransformations, #neardeathexperience, #mountaineer, #worldexplorer, #amazingstories, #antarcticadventure, #babystepstosuccess, #microsteps, #amazingcontent, #beamazed, #gobidesert, #saharadesert, #mustshare, #shocking, #startsomewhere, #trueathlete, #mtkosciuszko, #mtelbrus, #mtaconcagua, #summitclimb, #athletelife, #athletemotivation
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January 12, 2021
Episode 20: Let Fear Guide You
In this episode, we are going to take 2021 by the ovaries or balls if you’ve got ‘em and run hard to make 2021 a much more productive and powerful year. We help you banish fear, connect to the moment, accept what you can’t change, feel gratitude, reframe trauma to see it in a new light & reduce physical manifestations of it, and change our genes through changing our thought! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why reframing your mindset for acceptance is the first step Embrace YOU First, so that you show up for you first, then you can show up for others Embrace fear and let it guide you through perspective, reframing and rewriting your story for 2021 – why perspective allows you to feel gratitude How to set yourself up for success in the New Year What does success mean to you? It might be fitness, work, relationships, nutrition, but keep in mind they go hand in hand How starting small by setting short term goals for 3 months can lead to a massive shift No matter what we have been given through genetics, when we SHIFT our mindset, we can shift and change our genes through thoughts How we are able to turn on healthy genes or silence unhealthy ones, using the power of positive thoughts, beliefs and actions What is the Nocebo Effect, and how does it impact people during a pandemic? How Tanya’s mom taught her to take care of her mental health from a young age, while she herself didn’t possess the tools to take care of her own, as previous generations didn’t consider mental health Why Tanya reframed a personal traumatic event involving fire and candles, into something normal and even magical How not to sit in your trauma, but celebrate the successes of 2020 Why positive thinking raises your vibration, and who and what is attracted into your life because of it Why mindfulness, connecting with what you’re doing right now, enables gratitude and harnesses your energy to focus Don’t spend energy on fears, it makes you more tired and exhausted, and compromises your immune system How you can extend your life simply by having something to look forward to Do you feel you’re living in groundhog day? The same days keep repeating, the same patterns keep repeating? It’s time to break the cycle and change your story, for GOOD! Tanya and Mary share real world examples of people who thought they reached the end of their stories and suicide was the only way out, only to get help and realize that they still had many chapters in their story still to write.  Other Resources: Love, Medicine, and Miracles by Dr. Bernie Siegel Related Episodes: #12 The Energy that Heals Us with Jill Blakeway  #16 Overcoming Fear  #18 Connection During a Pandemic, How to thrive and survive  Contact us:@Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment, share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode and DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us and give us your proposal.
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January 4, 2021
Episode 19: Finding Balance In Challenging Times (ft. Evan DeMarco)
Have you ever wondered why some people can keep a healthy work/life balance and positive outlook during challenging times? Why does it seem like some people are just equipped to have hard times bounce off them? Through divorce, job changes, covid times, it’s not always easy, but where there is a will there is a way. On this episode of Embrace YOU First, Dr. Tanya Wylde and Mary Wong chat with Evan DeMarco about finding balance through challenging times, and provide YOU with incredible coping strategies to navigate your way through any challenging time.    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:   Coping strategies for both you and your children on how to minimize the effects this pandemic is having on our mental health The role of Social Media on our mental health, and why you should NOT pick up your phone before doing a few other simple things. Why are kids are having difficulties, and how we can talk to them about our situation  Why NOW is the time to work on yourself, not when things are ‘better’ or ‘perfect’ What Mental Fortitude is and how we work towards it Why some people seem more resilient than others  What some of the short and long term effects of this pandemic may be on us How to apply the 5 pillars of health to have maximum impact on your total body health Find out how by taking small, simple steps YOU can increase your focus, clarity and resiliency quickly They also chat about both the short term and long term effects this pandemic may have on our mental health, so it’s vital that we focus on positive mental health now and in the future, and the 5 pillars of health that will have a positive impact on our lives.   There is NEVER a better time than now, but how exactly do we take care of ourselves though chaos? How do we support others in our lives that we care for? What is mental fortitude, and how do we work towards it?   They also discuss how as parents we can help our children navigate the strangest time in their lives they’ll likely ever face, this pandemic! Sometimes we are not able to replace these experiences as parents, but we can equip them with coping strategies so that they can thrive, and help them deal with fear and the unknown. Evan's Bio   Evan is a sports medicine and nutrition expert, a published author, a public speaker, and a frequent guest on television, radio, and digital platforms. He is also a successful serial entrepreneur whose interest in diet, health, and supplements began as an athlete and consumer, and led him to create a supplement called Alpha Omega.  Evan DeMarco is the co-host of two amazing podcasts “single parents daily” and “The Complete Human Podcast”.  Find out more at www.completehuman.com, or follow Evan on Instagram at @evan_demarco   Please like, comment, share and give us ideas what content is resonating with you, or what you'd like to hear. Subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode and DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first or our facebook at https://www.facebook.com/embraceyoufirst  to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us and give us your proposal.  #5pillarsofhealth #mentalfortitude #stress #anxiety #covid #naturopathicnutrition #therapeutic #mentalhealth #ptsd 
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December 29, 2020
Episode 18: Connection During a Pandemic, How To Thrive & Survive
We are talking about Connection and specifically looking at our ability to relate to one another which may be challenging at the best of times, but now living in a global pandemic it's a whole other level of impact that we need to pay attention to and decide how to thrive. If you are living on your own, or you’re living with other people but feel disconnected, Tanya and Mary offer suggestions on how to reconnect to improve YOUR immune system, when our immune systems are being compromised by stress and anxiety.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Coping strategies to get more out of virtual communication Stress-busting suggestions to help you reduce anxiety How to use all 5 senses to create connection, as communication is 60% + non-verbal How to create more authentic connections How strong social connections lengthen your life How strong social connections strengthen your immune system How strong social connections help reduce healing time The role of chronic inflammation and how reducing it begins with you Chronic inflammation causes are beyond nutrition and exercise, and related to ability to communicate with others and ourselves How to deal with people around you all the time How to deal with being alone How the holiday season can be especially hard/triggering for many this year The role of touch and why we’re missing it Stress or stress reduction? Loving yourself or being critical? External causes of disease and internal ones Resources: Connectedness & Health: The Science of Social Connection - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (stanford.edu) Social relationships and health | Science (sciencemag.org) Two Distinct Immune Pathways Linking Social Relationships With Health: Inflammatory and Antiviral Processes Leschak, Carrianne J. MA; Eisenberger, Naomi I. PhD Author Information  Psychosomatic Medicine: October 2019 - Volume 81 - Issue 8 - p 711-719 The 36 Questions To Fall In Love  http://36questionsinlove.com/ Related Episodes Episode 12: The Energy That Heals Us (ft. Jill Blakeway, L.Ac, author) Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong  Please like, comment, share and give us ideas what content is resonating with you, or what you'd like to hear. Subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode and DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first or our facebook at https://www.facebook.com/embraceyoufirst  to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us and give us your proposal.  Hashtags  #stress #anxiety #covid #pandemic #communication #zoom #naturopathicnutrition #loveyourhormones #humantouch #therapeutic
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December 22, 2020
Episode 17: Falling In Love With Your Hormones (ft. Fiona McCulloch, ND)
Embrace YOU First Episode 17  “FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOUR HORMONES” – In this episode, Tayna Wylde, ND and Mary Wong speak with Dr. Fiona McCulloch, a Naturopathic doctor, best selling author and hormonal expert who has worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past 16 years of her practice. This podcast is for both men and women, to learn more about the impact these vital hormones have on your health, for better or worse! Did you know women have testosterone, which is typically thought of as a male hormone, and that men have estrogen, which is typically thought of as a female hormone? Hormonal changes or imbalances can lead to moodiness, weight gain, changes in the menstrual cycle, libido fluctuations, and more. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: • What the main types of hormones are, and how they affect you • Why insulin is one of the most misunderstood and forgotten hormones and why it gets confused with blood sugar • For women, how hormones change based on our menstrual cycle • The various phases of menstrual cycles • The positive and negative impacts of exercise on the menstrual cycle • Types of exercise that benefit your menstrual cycle • Ovulation and mood boost, then the resulting mood crash • Do these hormones give us different strengths based on the time of the cycle? • What happens to our hormones at menopause • Tips & ideas to embrace & survive the perimenopausal stage, as everyone’s phase is different • The effect of a healthy diet and whole foods on menopause • The differences between how hormones change between men and women • Tips and ideas for MEN on how to navigate hormonal changes • Birth control i.e the ‘pill’ is often the only option offered to manage hormones.  What other options exist if a woman has problems with her cycles (heavy periods, pms, pcos) Bio : Dr. Fiona McCulloch is a Naturopathic Doctor and founder of White Lotus Integrative Medicine in Toronto Canada, an urban wellness clinic serving thousands of women with hormonal conditions since 2001. Dr. Fiona's book 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS offers her well-researched methods for the natural treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Fiona is also a medical advisor to and developed the nutrition methodology for the Open Source Health Project which analyzes molecular, genetic, metabolic and hormonal markers in women with PCOS. As a woman with PCOS herself, Dr. Fiona feels fortunate to serve as a guide, providing trusted information that empowers women to manage their own health. Connect With Dr. Fiona https://www.whitelotusclinic.ca/ Instagram @drfionand Book by Dr. Fiona  8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS - https://amzn.to/37laeFg  Other Resources: Estrogen Storm by Jerilynn Prior https://amzn.to/3mmci3U  The Queen’s Code by Alison Armstrong (if you are serious about having extraordinary relationships) https://amzn.to/3ahvPzY  Related Episodes: Episode 5: Shedding Hope on PCOS (ft. Dr. Lora Shahine) Episode 8: Eating for Vitality Episode 10: Beauty Sleep Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong  Please like, comment, share and give us ideas what content is resonating with you, or what you'd like to hear. If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us and give us your proposal.  Hashtags  #hormonebalance #hormonehealth #hormonebalancing #hormonesupport #perimenopause #naturopathic #naturopathicnutrition #loveyourhormones #balanceyourhormones 
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December 15, 2020
Episode 16: Overcoming Fear
Everyone feels fear. And although fear doesn’t feel great when we experience it, in small amounts fear can actually help motivate us. But when fear, stress, and anxiety start to take over our mind or body, there are some ways we can combat it. On today’s episode, we discuss the impact fear has on us emotionally and physically and some tips that will help you work through stress, anxiety, and fear. www.embraceyoufirst.com
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December 8, 2020
Episode 15: Mia and the Go Away Monster Spray (ft. Evan DeMarco)
“Sex trafficking” is a term that we hear a lot in the news and on social media lately. But…what exactly is sex trafficking? Who is affected by it? How do sex traffickers choose their victims and how can we keep ourselves and our loved ones safe? On today’s episode, we are joined by entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Evan DeMarco, who shares his passion on the topic by answering those questions and more and sharing his hopes for eradicating sex trafficking altogether. www.embraceyoufirst.com
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December 1, 2020
Episode 14: Conscious Cooking (ft. Christine Wong)
Food can not only nourish you, but can also harm you.” On today’s episode, special guest, Christine Wong from  @conscious_cooking, joins us to give us new inspiration for vegetables, ideas on how to repurpose food scraps, and tips on how to eat healthy without spending hours in the kitchen each day.
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November 24, 2020
Episode 13: Sleep Your Way to Success
You have a million things on your to-do list. You might consider cutting some sleep out of your schedule to get things done, but on this episode, we talk about how that could actually end up slowing you down in the long run. In Sleep Your Way to Success, we talk about how your sleep schedule could be affecting your brain, weight, mood, energy, and more, and Mary uncovers her secret to curing insomnia!
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November 17, 2020
Episode 12: The Energy That Heals Us (ft. Jill Blakeway, L.Ac, author)
Jill Blakeway, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, is our special guest today, and we spend time talking about energy medicine and how energy has the ability to heal us. We discuss how energy medicine works, look at new scientific research behind hands-on healing techniques, and even take a deep dive into the placebo effect’s effect on modern medicine. Connect with Jill Blakeway: Instagram: @jillblakeway & @yinovacenter Facebook: @jillblakeway & @yinova Twitter: @jillblakeway & @yinova
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November 10, 2020
Episode 11: Sugar
Today’s episode is all about sugar! One in three people are diabetic. What does that mean for you and what steps can you take to lessen your sugar intake? There are some sneaky foods out there with hidden sugars. Do you know how much sugar you are actually consuming? We spend some time talking about where to look for sugars, how to beat those sugar cravings, and what your body might actually need when you are craving sugar!
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November 3, 2020
Episode 10: Beauty Sleep
This episode is all about sleep! We talk about how much sleep or rest you need in a 24 hour period and what time you should try to fall asleep by. We also dive into what it means when you consistently wake up at a certain time each night, and what you can do to fix that (the answer might not be what you think)!
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October 27, 2020
Episode 9: Living Without Plastic (ft. Christine Wong)
Eco-conscious cook, author, and creator of @conscious_cooking Instagram, Christine Wong joins us on today’s episode to remind us of the harmful effects of plastic on the world around us, and offer some easy tips and tricks to help reduce the amount of plastic we use each day. Books by Christine: "Living Without Plastic" with them (Nov 2020). Related Episode: Conscious Cooking References: Book: Living without Plastic Co-authored with “Plastic Oceans international” by Christine Wong, out in November Documentary: “A Plastic Ocean”
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October 20, 2020
Episode 8: Eating for Vitality
What’s better for you - white rice or potato? Learning to eat healthier shouldn’t be difficult but for many it can be a little confusing.  In this episode, we are going to get clear about healthy food choices. We’ll evaluate the glycemic and insulin index, keto diet, weight loss versus maintenance diets, organic versus non-organic local foods, macronutrients, micronutrients, healthy and unhealthy carbs, balanced meals, and more. Get ready to feed your body with nutritional balance and change your life.
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October 14, 2020
Episode 7: Beauty from the Inside Out (ft. Prerna Kumar)
Prominent makeup artist Prerna Kumar shares her top secrets for flawless skin beyond topical treatments. Passionate about helping others feel beautiful and confident, she is living proof and shares how healing hormonal and cystic acne is possible. Get ready to be inspired and glow from inside out! Connect with Prerna: http://www.prernaco.com/ Instagram
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October 6, 2020
Episode 6: Mindful Eating
We need to eat every day to survive but let’s look beyond what we are eating, to thrive! Explore with us as we look at current eating habits, the art of planning ahead, knowing your why (in eating healthy), and how to be more mindful and satisfied with your food.
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September 29, 2020
Episode 5: Shedding Hope on PCOS (ft. Dr. Lora Shahine)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common condition which touches the lives of one in 10 Americans and 1 in 5 globally! We are super excited to have Dr. Lora Shahine, reproductive endocrinologist, social media sensation, blogger, and author shed light on this topic which includes:  - Debunking the myth that all women with PCOS will experience infertility  - Dr. Tanya’s PCOS story  - Why 70% of women with PCOS struggle with infertility  - How we can create a positive spin on the fertility journey  - How PCOS, a lifelong condition, may be helped and controlled  - Insights and permission to get help  - Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)  - Things you can do if you have PCOS  - The myth about perfection. Connect with Dr. Lora Shahine on Instagram: @drlorashahine
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September 22, 2020
Episode 4: PMS is Real (ft. Ashley Levinson, PCOSGurl)
Premenstrual Syndrome is a phenomenon that affects close to 40% of women from reproductive age to perimenopause. From mild to severe, PMS is often ignored and overlooked. Symptoms can be worse if you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).  Ashley Levinson, aka PCOSGurl, a public health influencer, a PCOS awareness advocate and educator shares her personal story and how we can make it better for both the women who experience PMS and how their partners can help. Connect with Ashley... on Instagram:  https://bit.ly/32tgg4f on Facebook: https://bit.ly/32BuBvu
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September 15, 2020
Episode 3: When to Nourish You (Part 1)
In our past episode we covered WHY it’s important, today we are talking about WHEN to nourish you and what does this look like. We were always taught the first meal of the day is the most important. Myth or fact? We will unveil the truth about and discuss:   - How the food industry has impacted our choices   - How sugar impacts fat and metabolism   - Where did this concept come from   - When the best time is to eat our first meal   - Concept of fasting- what it is; the science; the health benefits when done correctly   - Fasting and weight loss. Depending on your body type and time of life, you may forego intermittent fasting. Always seek the medical advice of your health provider. More on this in When to Nourish You (Part 2).
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September 8, 2020
Episode 2: Why it is a Necessity to Nourish You Now
Nourishment is one of the Pillars of good health. Before we get into specifics about what to nourish you with, it’s fundamental to know why it is important to nourish you.  In this episode, we want to help you identify your Why. Have you ever said to yourself, I should eat better and eat less (or more) but you don’t do it and if you do, it doesn’t last?  The truth is, unless you know your “why”, it’s difficult to take action or make lasting changes to your life even though you know it would have you feeling healthier.  Today’s episode:   - Share our personal stories, our ‘why’s’ to take nutrition and nourishment seriously having family members with Type 2 diabetes, a motivating force for us to avoid chronic illness    - Pillar of good health   - Food As Medicine vs. poison)   - Healthy Weight and metabolism//energy/quality of life/metabolic issues   - BMI calculator   - Type 2 diabetes prevention   - Chronic illness prevention
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August 31, 2020
Episode 1: Why You need to EMBRACE YOU FIRST
Welcome to our very first episode of Embrace YOU First. As women, we embrace our roles as caregivers and nurturers and often leave ourselves last. It’s time to embrace the concept of “me first” as a strategy to help you and your loved ones thrive. Here’s our promise today and for all of our podcasts. We are going to:   > Take, you, your health and your life to the next level   > Remind you why you need to put the oxygen mask on you first   > Get raw, real and honest sharing our own stories of how we have incorporated a healthy lifestyle into our own lives and embraced the concept of “me first”   > TEACH YOU strategies to nourish your mind, body and soul with the best nutrition, exercise, sleep, and find WAYS TO BE PRESENT and connected while you move through all the CYCLES OF LIFE from preconception to pregnancy, post partum, nursing, parenthood, to menopause   > Share the concept of the dopamine cup and ask you how you are filling your teacup every day   > Bridge the gap between:              - Eastern and Western Medicine              - Office visits              - MIND and Body              - Yin and Yang              - Inside and outside (interface between our cells/ body and the external environment and other people)              - What works vs. the next fad              - Scientific evidence and how to make it fit in real life in real time              - Knowledge to action in a doable, inspiring, and hopeful way.
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August 30, 2020