So you’ve spent years making snacks and scheduling playdates...now what? Momma, you deserve all the love and attention you have been giving away to others for years. Host jessica nicole, yogi, chef, and self love advocate will interview guests and challenge what self love looks like for women everywhere.
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One of our basic necessities is food, and today we’re diving into this topic with our guest, Kate
Fisch, who is a licensed social worker, practicing psychotherapist, and eating disorder
specialist. Many of us have some quantifiable eating disorder pattern, whether it is binge eating,
restricting, or starting to label food as “good” or “bad”. Kate has dedicated her career to eating
disorders and helping women everywhere overcome patterns of disordered eating. In this
episode, Jessica and Kate talk about how our relationship with food tends to overflow to all
other areas of our lives and how, as women, our conversations often center around what we eat
and what we do to lose weight. After touching on the difference between anorexia and bulimia
and when these disorders are more likely to show up, Kate explains why distinguishing between
“sometimes” and “all the time” foods is a helpful way to encourage healthy eating while also
avoiding turning it into an obsession. After all, all foods should be permitted! Tuning in, listeners
will also hear about modeling a healthy relationship with food as a parent, what we can do to
help our kids build a positive body and self-image, the need for more education and support for
patients and their families, and Kate’s Eating Recovery Academy.
Key Points From This Episode:
• Understanding that, while food is a source of pleasure, it cannot be your only source.
• How our relationship with food tends to spill over into other areas of our lives.
• The biological and genetic differences between anorexia and bulimia.
• The times in a person’s life when they are most prone to developing an eating disorder.
• Jessica talks about her response when her daughter recently said she was on a diet.
• The problem with labeling food as “good” and “bad” and feeling guilt around it.
• Why it is helpful to think instead about “sometimes” foods and “all the time” foods.
• Educating children about a healthy relationship with food by explaining its different purposes.
• The shocking prevalence of disordered eating and people’s obsession with food.
• How the patriarchy is perpetuated when women fight amongst each other.
• Remembering that there is no perfect parent – strive for being a good enough parent.
• Learn about Kate’s platform for educating other therapists about treating eating disorders.
• The lack of support and education for people with eating disorders and their families.
• Advice for how parents can model a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
The mind and the body are not separate entities, even if they are so often treated as such. Physical health and emotional health are intimately intertwined in what’s known as the mind-body connection. Today’s guest is Heidi Straub, Founder and Chief Insight Officer of Health InSight. Health InSight is about helping others transform their lives and achieve their dreams. Life is a rocky road with many bumps and bruises along the way and, even after overcoming the resulting injuries, it may be surprising to find that the wounds are still there. Unknowingly, they can weigh people down and hold them back. Heidi hopes to help people get “unstuck” by nurturing the mind-body connection, tapping into the subconscious mind, and doing emotional release work and rapid resolution therapy. In this episode, she talks about resolving trauma, using the muscle testing approach, and speaking the language of the subconscious mind. We also dive into creating new neural pathways, how Heidi empowers her clients and introduces them to a new way of thinking about healing. During our conversation, she also shares some incredible testimonials from her clients, asserts the importance of acknowledging the weight of emotional baggage, and how she receives energy from her work without taking on her clients’ pain. So make sure to tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
• How Heidi came up with the titles she has given herself, chief insight officer.
• Heidi shares a bit about her background and what she does to help people get unstuck today.
• No one gets through life without experiencing pain – it’s part of the human condition.
• Uppercase-T Traumas are recognized, but lowercase-t traumas aren’t always acknowledged.
• Resolving trauma doesn’t have to be painful – Heidi explains that we don’t have to relive it.
• Heidi’s techniques all revolve around the subconscious mind and helping people tap into it.
• The two approaches Heidi uses – emotional release work and rapid resolution therapy.
• Creating new neural pathways, clearing energy, and shifting our ways of thinking.
• Why guilt doesn’t make us better decision-makers and how we can create a paradigm shift.
• What Heidi’s clients seek her out for and what her clientele demographic looks like.
• What Heidi finds so amazing about the work she does is how it empowers her clients.
• The interconnectedness of our body, mind, spirit, soul, and consciousness.
• A new way of thinking – healing doesn’t have to be a long, painful, difficult process.
• The history of rapid resolution therapy and how Heidi came across it in the first place.
• Some rapid resolution therapy testimonials that stand out to Heidi, both physical and mental.
• The most frequent feedback Heidi gets from clients after a session is that they feel light.
• Just because emotional baggage is invisible doesn’t mean it’s not heavy.
• Being a good mom isn’t being selfish – it’s showing our kids how important self-love is.
• The thoughts we think have such a powerful influence on our lives, says Heidi.
• How Heidi takes care of herself – she doesn’t go into her work with clients as an empath.
• Heidi talks about the importance of maintaining energy in resonance.
• It all goes back to being clear and present so we can have connection, which is the most important thing for human beings.
Episode 11: Show Notes.
Welcome back to the Mom, Slow Down! Podcast. I think we are all in agreement that we are
ready to say, “Goodbye!” to 2020 and a happy, warm “Hello!” to 2021. And hopefully, it will be a
far better predicament for 2021 than it has been for all of us suffering through this last year. For
today’s episode, I thought I would bring back my friend, Corey Sleet, just to provide some
laughter. During this episode we talk about Horoscopes for 2021, we tackle love predictions, our
highs and lows for the year, and also just a bit of comic relief! So whether you just need a little
distraction from your daily “new normal”, you want to hear all about our hair goals, or even just
to get some new inspiration for your family life, definitely stay tuned for today’s episode!
Key Points From This Episode:
• We discuss our Peeks and Pits: Highest highs, and lowest lows.
• What women do with a man that has a booty.
• Corey’s 2021 Horoscope; Corey is a Libra.
• Corey shares his future plans as he prepares to move to the suburbs.
• Our love predictions for 2021 — what does this year have in store?.
• Some advice we’d come across this year that we wanted to share.
• Jessica’s 2021 Horoscope; Jessica is a Cancer.
“The best advice I got, you can DM me for a more detailed explanation, but the long and the
short of it is — The truth ALWAYS comes out. And I’ve thought about that through this political
climate, through work, through relationships with my family, through my friends, clients, and it’s
so true!” — @coreysleet [0:00] 22:40
Talking Marriage with Brad Gershman
Episode 09: Show Notes.
This year has had its fair share of challenges. We have been spending more time at home with
our families and significant others, getting in each other’s faces and spaces 24/7. Most of us
know someone who is going through a divorce or a separation or are confronted with difficulties
and stress in our own relationships. In this episode, Jessica interviews her husband Brad
Gershman to get his take on marriage and growth. Like any other couple, they have had their
ups and downs and continue to seek our therapy and professional help to grow individually but
as a couple. Brad talks about how he has changed and grown in their marriage and they share
what is important to each of them in a happy and successful marriage. The two talk about
finding their way around communication and vulnerability, the value of therapy, finding
happiness within yourself, and how yoga and transcendental meditation can transform your
relationships. Tune in to find out how three little words can change how you show up in your
engagement with your partner!
Key Points From This Episode:
• The story of how Jessica and Brad met and their first impressions of each another.
• The early challenges they faced with Jessica being young and an instant-stepmom.
• Why Jessica never wants to go back to being in her twenties!
• The difficulty of creating a harmonious partnership between two individuals.
• How our culture works against the commitment required to make a marriage last.
• Brad talks about how his views of a good marriage have shifted over the years.
• The value of having a therapist as a sounding board to bounce thoughts and feelings off from.
• Why we often find it easier to communicate with our friends than with our partner.
• The role that socialization and gender roles play in making men shy away from vulnerability.
• How you can practice MVE (mirror, validate, and empathy) to improve your relationships.
• The importance of being happy in yourself and not basing it on the approval of other people.
• Why you have to put yourself first before trying to please and take care of others.
• Brad shares what learning about and practicing transcendental meditation meant for him.
• The ways in which yoga and transcendental meditation can transform your relationships.
• The need for date nights to spend time with your partner and work on the relationship.
“What I’ve learned and what I feel is more important than anything is communicating.” — B
Interview with Michael Hoess / Mykul Labs.
Today we are joined by Jessica’s best friend Michael Hoess aka Mykul Labs, a fitness and
personal trainer since 2009 with a string of impressive certifications. He works at The Dailey
Method and all over Indianapolis and is also a beauty guru to be reckoned with – he knows
more about skincare than all of us combined! When it comes to fitness, Michael believes in
getting exposure to all five pillars of fitness to ensure optimal results and reduce the risk of
injury, so instead of sticking only to yoga or SoulCycling, he encourages women to do strength
training despite the common reservations they have about it. Working with predominantly
women in their late 20s to mid-40s, Michael understands the struggles especially mothers have
in keeping all the plates spinning, whether they have careers or are stay-at-home moms.
Regardless, he urges listeners to keep self-care a top priority because it is the old-but-true story
of taking care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else – and that hour you have for
a workout might just be the thing that keeps you sane! Tuning in, listeners will hear Michael
gush about J.Lo, his favorite skincare ingredients, 45-minute showers, and the soon-to-be-
released makeup range for men.
Key Points From This Episode:
• How Jessica met Michael, the types of classes he teaches, and who his typical clientele is.
• Hear how the stay-at-home-mom archetype informs Michael’s damn funny sense of humor!
• The five pillars of fitness and the importance of engaging in all modalities for optimal results.
• The myth of building muscle and why strength training is a crucial part of women’s fitness.
• Advice for working women and stay-at-home-moms who are busy and run on tight schedules.
• Modeling self-care to your children instead of getting caught in the selfless martyr stereotype.
• Learn about Michael’s interest in skincare and how he keeps his knowledge updated.
• The most important skincare ingredients that will keep you looking fabulous year-round.
• What Michael is planning to do with all the skincare knowledge he has gained online.
• Hear about the makeup that CVS is bringing to market for men and why this really matters.
• What Martha Stewart can teach us about creating an all-encompassing lifestyle brand.
• When Michael is launching his YouTube Channel and where you can hang out with him.
“If you are not getting more than just that one fitness modality, you are not going to see results
as well and you are also going to have a higher risk of injury from just working on one specific
type of fitness.” — Mykul Labs [0:05:58]
“SPF year-round is your most important ingredient because that is going to prevent aging more
than anything that you are going to have done anywhere.” — Mykul Labs [0:21:08].
Life As a Hairstylist During the Pandemic with Corey Sleet.
Episode 6: Show Notes.
Hair salons are some of the businesses that have been hit hardest during the pandemic and
with that in mind, Jessica sits down with her longtime hairstylist and amazing friend, Corey
Sleet! They have a relaxed conversation about careers, dating, hair, health, and everything in
between. Corey shares some thoughts on the roles of a hairstylist as a psychologist, creating a
judgment-free zone for clients, and why the people that cut your hair know everything! We get
more personal with Corey too, as he shares his experiences on the long and winding road of
dating, his love of his family and spending time with them, and the part that his faith plays in his
life. We even get to touch on some of the more difficult aspects of life in 2020, with Corey
reflecting on the ubiquity and divisiveness of political conversations, fear of the unknown, and
more. A strong theme that comes through during our conversation, and one that Corey
underlines, is the importance of vulnerability. We consider what it is like to date in your 40s,
what it means to try and remain connected and find love during the quarantine, and Corey's
belief in the power of therapy. So for all of this and a whole more realness, listen in with us!
Key Points From This Episode:
• Corey's career in hairstyling and the challenges he has experienced in the industry.
• Dating life, going out, and Corey's love language!
• Closure of business during quarantine, reopening, and new trends for the fall.
• Impossible requests, the art of saying no, and the lessons that Corey has learned.
• The role that talking and 'therapy' play in Corey's business.
• Why hairstylists know everything about everyone!
• The strength of Corey's faith and his favorite sermon about patience.
• Balancing career and family and the constraints of having children and pets.
• The power of word of mouth for Corey's business — fostering cheerleaders for your work!
• How to break up with your hairstylist; the dependable power of honesty.
• What Corey looks for in a woman: Vulnerability.
• A lifelong commitment to therapy as a better way to confront issues and stay healthy.
• Dating during the shutdown — Corey's experiences on FaceTime.
• The constant stress of 2020, hurricanes, fires, the pandemic, and politics.
• Political conversations and the definition of character we associate with allegiances.
• How Corey spends his downtime and the activities that fill his bucket!
• Physical fitness and health; the moment that Jessica motivated Corey to exercise more.
Find more about Elizabeth and her online class schedule at www.ehfitness.com
Today on Mom, Slow Down!, we talk to seasoned pilates expert Elizabeth Heidari who is a
NASM and CES (corrective exercise specialty) personal trainer with PROnatal Fitness, TRX
Suspension, and Pilates Mat certifications. The former professional dancer and choreographer
has worked with crazy big names like Madonna and Nicki Minaj, and she joins us on the show
today to talk about how pregnancy and motherhood have changed her perspective on health
and fitness. A self-proclaimed Type A personality, Elizabeth has always been a go-getter who
battled to say no in her twenties. But now, as a mom of one, she has learned to be more gentle
with herself and embrace those off days, guilt-free. She talks about her passion for helping
especially postpartum women who tend to suffer in silence, getting fired up about the need to
dismantle the myth that we women simply have to accept the hands we are dealt after childbirth.
Regardless of how old your youngest baby is, you can always address the difficulties, whether it
is getting your abs or your energy back. Our guest also shares her personal experience of
pregnancy, what she would do differently with subsequent ones, and why it is important to enjoy
the process instead of wishing it over. We also talk about all-things-good like self-love, saying
no, and making those gut-based decisions. So be sure to tune in!
Key Points From This Episode:
• Hear why Elizabeth is a deserving badass who has worked with Madonna and Nikki Minaj.
• How motherhood changed her perspective on health and fitness for herself and her clients.
• Get a sense of the types of classes she teaches and the time slots she is looking at.
• Finding the balance between pushing your body and knowing when to listen and slow down.
• The types of clients she focuses on and the massive need for especially postpartum support.
• Dismantling the myth that women have to live with the problems they experience as mothers.
• The most common pre and postnatal issues that Elizabeth can help women with.
• Dealing with the overwhelming societal pressure to get back into shape after childbirth.
• Elizabeth talks about her experience of pregnancy, including getting on a train during labor!
• Hear what our guest would do differently if she was to have a second little one …
• The importance of enjoying the process of pregnancy and permitting yourself some time off.
• Finding ways to relax away from your digital devices, from reading to arranging flowers.
• Learning to say no to the non-essential and doing the gut-check before committing yourself.
• Advice to 25-year-old Elizabeth about hustling, being kind to yourself, and toxic relationships.
“I am very partial to women who are experiencing pregnancy or have experienced pregnancy
because I think there is a deficit in care postpartum. I feel like as trainers with prenatal andM
Back to school time is usually a welcome event for parents. However, the pandemic has created some less than ideal situations. Whether you are e-learning, in person or both; parents need support and validation. Wondering what your kid really thinks of the virus and how their lives have changed? Join me and 20 year veteran in the field of child psychology, Dr. Amy Rexroth as we unravel the anxiety wrapped around the 2020 school year and how we can best support our children and their education. You can find her at carmelpsychology.com. Other resources are childmind.org and psychologytoday.com