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simply: health coaching

By Liza Baker
Life can feel complicated and overwhelming, especially for those in mission-driven work: let’s make your journey to health as SIMPLE and SUSTAINABLE as possible so you can focus your attention on your work and have the most impact in the world. In this podcast, we'll dive into simple concepts you can master and baby steps you can take to re/claim your health. It's not complicated, I promise!
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S3 B6 | Emotional eating: play toddler
Continuing our series on stewarding emotional eating, in this episode, we're taking a look at our emotions—and getting in touch with our inner toddler! resources Apply for the Fall 2021 cohort of the Stewarding Emotional Eating program—deadline is October 31, 2021! related epidsodes Start here! If you didn't hear the introductory episode to this series, start with S3 B4 | Emotional eating: play scientist.
13:26
October 23, 2021
S3 B5 | Emotional eating: play journalist
Continuing our series on stewarding emotional eating, in this episode, we're taking a look at our triggers—from the perspective of a journalist! resources Apply for the Fall 2021 cohort of the Stewarding Emotional Eating program—deadline is October 31, 2021! related epidsodes Start here! If you didn't hear the introductory episode to this series, start with S3 B4 | Emotional eating: play scientist.
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October 19, 2021
S3 B4 | Emotional eating: play scientist
In the next few episodes, we're exploring the topic of emotional eating—what it is and how we can approach it, perhaps more successfully than we've done in the past. In this episode, we explore what emotional eating is, how it shows up for us (it's different for everyone!), and how an ancient Eastern philosophy can show us a new way of looking at it. resources Apply for the Fall 2021 cohort of Stewarding Emotional Eating—deadline is October 31, 2021!
21:42
October 16, 2021
S3 E6 | Meal plan—or not—like a pro
This week, we're taking it back to the kitchen: join me and three colleagues as we discuss meal planning—the good, the bad, and the ugly! We all help our clients with meal planning—each with a different perspective and set of tools—you're sure to find some inspiration for your own meal planning practice. resources Get all the meal planning resources and contact information for our panel Register for the November 2021 FL!P YOUR K!TCHEN session related episodes Catch Lisa Dahl on my podcast Catch me on Michelle Seidling's podcast
01:33:30
October 12, 2021
S3 E5 | Your most important asset with money doctor Catherine Valega
What's your most important asset? Certified Financial Planner Catherine Arnet Valega has a surprising answer! Join us as we talk about easing financial stress—particularly for women in mid-life and how being a money doctor is like being a health coach.  bio Catherine founded Green Bee Advisory LLC to help women, impact givers and investors, and small businesses, build, manage, and preserve their financial resources. She has been practicing financial planning for more than 20 years, and strives to educate and empower her clients to make positive financial decisions in support of their families, businesses, and communities. Catherine speaks French fluently and is proficient in Spanish and Italian. When she’s not helping her clients' hives buzz, she stays active in her community, and LOVES spending time with her husband, four daughters, a goldendoodle named Mocha, and a cat named Moose ... or is that Mousse? resources Apply for the Fall 2021 cohort of Stewarding Emotional Eating Visit Catherine's website Connect with Catherine on LinkedIn Check out Catherine's passion project
28:46
October 5, 2021
S3 E4 | Broccoli sprouts + BS with Barbara Bowman
Join me and Barbara Bowman, Dream Activator at Heartfelt Wisdom, as we discuss broccoli sprouts and BS, how to tell the difference between the voice of our ego and the voice of our soul, and the importance of taking a pause when we're trying to figure out what our soul really wants. bio Most of Barbara's career was spent in local public health running smoking cessation programs, health risk reduction assessments, and managing a blood pressure control program. A few years ago, a simple change of diet caused symptoms she’d had for more that 30 years to disappear—along with 25 unhealthy pounds. she decided she needed to learn more about this remarkable transformation, so she took the course to become a Functional Nutritionist. This was great information—but she noticed many of her clients struggled with beliefs that prevented them from reaping the rewards of what they learned. It reminded her of her own struggles with beliefs that lead to an eating disorder decades prior. So she went back to school again to become an Inner Alignment Coach. This gave her the skills to help transform and tune up the BS (Belief Systems) that get in the way of our heart's desires. resources Visit Barbara's website for more information on the Heart's Desire Project (and to take the BS quiz!) Psych-K Enlighten with Kim Apply for the EAT™ | Your way to health program Give the gift of health coaching Ann Arbor Wellness Coalition Foundations of Wellness for Women
31:38
September 28, 2021
S3 B3 | Measuring sustainability
This month, the bonus episodes are all about what I call the EAT™ process that I walk clients through to reclaim their health. Today's episode is all about sustainability—and what the T in EAT™ stands for. resources Find this content on my blog Take the Tell me about YOU survey (Note: you will be added to my email list if you do this—go ahead! That's a good thing.) Do you wear an HR hat at work? Check out my employee wellness programming. Want to help me out with some market research? Email me! Apply for the September 2021 cohort of the EAT™ program Give the gift of health coaching related episodes S3 B1 | The opposite of presenteeism S3 B2 | An ounce of prevention
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September 25, 2021
S3 E3 | Banishing burnout with Janice Litvin
Join me and burnout expert Janice Litvin as we talk about the wonders of oatmeal, using cognitive behavioral therapy to banish burnout, why burnout is a two-way street, eating al desko, and how to more safely cross the burnout street with the STOP process. bio Janice Litvin is on a mission to help leaders and teams banish burnout in their organizations, so their employees can come to work healthy, happy, and ready to work. She does this through keynote speeches, workshops, and accountability groups. Her best-selling book Banish Burnout Toolkit, helps you learn how to manage stress to prevent burnout. The result: long lasting behavior change. What makes Janice unique is her 20 years of technology recruiting, 10 years in IT, study of psychology, and experience changing her own behavior. resources Visit Janice's website Purchase Janice's book Connect with Janice on LinkedIn Apply for the EAT™ | Your way to health program Give the gift of health coaching
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September 21, 2021
S3 B2 | An ounce of prevention
This month, the bonus episodes are all about what I call the EAT™ process that I walk clients through to reclaim their health. Today's episode is all about prevention—and what the A in EAT™ stands for. resources Find this content on my blog Take the Tell me about YOU survey (Note: you will be added to my email list if you do this—go ahead! That's a good thing.) Explore CDC health statistics CDC obesity data Sign up for a free Zoom workshop on the EAT™ process: choose between Monday, September 20 at 12pm ET or Tuesday, September 21 at 3pm ET Do you wear an HR hat at work? Check out my employee wellness programming. Apply for the September 2021 cohort of the EAT™ program Give the gift of health coaching related episodes S3 B1 | The opposite of presenteeism
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September 18, 2021
S3 E2 | Reinventing Social Change with Nell Edgington
How is the social change sector rooted in inequality, and how has that informed the current state of it? And how are the 2016 and 2020 elections, The Great Reset, The Great Resignation, and the pandemic all creating new opportunities to reinvent it? Listen in on my conversation with Nell Edgington, president of Social Velocity and author of Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World. We cover these questions and dive deep into abundance vs. lack mentality, the power of yet, and how they can all affect burnout in the nonprofit world. bio Nell Edgington has spent her 25-year career innovating in the social change sector. As president of Social Velocity, she helps create more strategic, financially savvy, and confident nonprofit and philanthropic leaders and organizations. Nell is a popular writer, speaker, and blogger, and author of Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World. She is a member of the national Leap Ambassadors Community, a network of more than 250 social change thought leaders. Nell holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. related episodes Rusty Stahl Kathy Reich Yodit Mesfin-Johnson resources Visit Nell's website Buy Nell's book Connect with Nell on LinkedIn Details and application link for the EAT™ | Your Way to Health program Register for a free EAT™ | Your Way to Health workshop on Zoom: Monday, September 13 at 12pm ET, or Monday, September 20 at 12pm ET, or Tuesday, September 21 at 3pm ET Visit my website and use the "work with me" tab to see my programs for organizations and individuals!
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September 14, 2021
S3 B1 | The opposite of presenteeism
In the first bonus episode of Season 3, I'm talking about presenteeism—and its opposite—as they relate to our personal health and the health of our organizations. Learn what the first step of the EAT™ process involves! resources Find this content on my blog Forbes, "How much are your disengaged employees costing you?" LinkedIn Learning Blog, "How to calculate the cost of employee disengagment" Sign up for a free Zoom workshop on the EAT™ process: choose from Monday, September 13 at 12pm ET, or Monday, September 20 at 12pm ET, or Tuesday, September 21 at 3pm ET
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September 11, 2021
S3 E1 | Five annoying answers
Welcome to Season 3! This week, let's talk about those incredibly annoying answers you get when you ask questions of parents and/or health coaches! resources Details and application link for the EAT™ | Your Way to Health program Register for a free EAT™ | Your Way to Health workshop on Zoom: Monday, September 13 at 12pm ET, or Monday, September 20 at 12pm ET, or Tuesday, September 21 at 3pm ET Visit my website and use the "work with me" tab to see my programs for organizations and individuals!
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September 7, 2021
S2 E35 | Wrapping up Season 2
It's incredible to me that the podcast has been going for almost 18 months: I'm so grateful to you, my listeners and supporters!  This episode wraps up Season 2 and introduces what's on the menu for September—on the podcast and at Simply: Health Coaching in general. I'll be taking August "off" (learn more about that in this episode) and will be back in September with Season 3—"see" you then! resources The next cohort of EAT™ | Your Way to Health launches September 27! Apply for the program or donate to the scholarship fund. The next cohort of Stewarding Emotional Eating™ launches in November—details forthcoming! Want to work together 1:1? Sign up for a free YOURstory session so we can see whether we're a good fit. Interested in scheduling wellness workshops for a group, organization, or corporation? Let's talk. Follow Foundations of Wellness for Women on Facebook, check out our upcoming events on my community page, or join the FWW mailing list. Join my mailing list to be the first to know about upcoming retreats!
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July 27, 2021
S2 E34 | Thrive & Shine with Sharonda Simmons
Join me for a conversation with Sharonda Simmons, coach, consultant, and founder at Thrive & Shine, LLC! We dig into a whole new way of journaling—and how sometimes the answers we are seeking are found in our journals—what happens when your calendar and your body can’t agree, and how organizations treat their workers vs. how they treat their clients and other stakeholders, and much more. bio With more than a decade of executive leadership experience, Sharonda Simmons has a proven track record of building high performing teams and creating sustainable infrastructure.  Sharonda has a deep-rooted passion for social justice and has served as a trained facilitator in Intergroup Dialogue for over 15 years. She has trained and facilitated social identity development curriculum for universities, educators, non-profit professionals, and community members since 2007. It is Sharonda’s personal belief that agencies are most successful when social justice and equity principles are embedded in the systems and fabric of an organization.  Sharonda has a track record in cultivating strong, inclusive, and mission-focused teams. She most recently served on the Executive Team at Ozone House as Director of Education and Outreach, overseeing the agency’s community outreach and education initiatives. Prior to working at Ozone House, Sharonda served as the Executive Director of Arrowwood Hills Community Center where spearheaded the agency’s revisioning and capacity building efforts.  Sharonda has had the honor of serving in a variety of volunteer leadership positions. She served on the Board of Directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and currently serves as a Board Trustee for the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan.  In 2019 Sharonda was selected as one of 18 leaders of color to participate in the Champions for Change Fellowship, a year-long fellowship aimed at addressing social justice, racial equity, and increasing diverse leadership in the non-profit sector.  In 2020 she founded Thrive & Shine LLC, a professional development and mentorship space geared toward supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) young professionals.  Sharonda earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in English and African American Studies. When she is not inspiring others, you'll find her in the boxing ring and spending time with family and friends. resources Visit Thrive & Shine's website Listen to Sharonda's podcast Connect with Sharonda on LinkedIn Follow Thrive & Shine on Facebook Follow Thrive & Shine on Instagram Help fund scholarships for this fall's EAT™ | Your Way to Health coaching program Schedule a YOURstory session Find Liza online
36:51
July 20, 2021
S2 E33 | Dealing with impostor syndrome with Kim Meninger
Listen in on my conversation from the (Sorta) Secret Sisterhood with executive and leadership development coach Kim Meninger. In addition to talking about impostor syndrome, we discuss working in a male-dominated environment, bulldogs and poodles, being the center of the Universe, why focusing on the outcomes of self-care is more important than the process, self-promotion as a service, accomplishment journaling, and much more! bio As a women’s leadership coach, Kim Meninger is passionate about empowering women to become more confident, visible and influential leaders. Having spent over 10 years in the high-tech industry, she experienced first-hand the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in traditionally male-dominated environments. She strives to be the resource to women that she did not have during her own corporate career. Kim has a BA in psychology and an MBA from Boston College. She is an ICF Associate Certified Coach and CCE Board Certified Coach with certifications in career, executive and leadership development coaching. resources This episode is supported by Andrea Bachman's course, At Home in Your Body Visit Kim's website Connect with Kim on LinkedIn Listen to Kim's podcast, The Impostor Syndrome Files Sign up for a YOURstory session with Liza
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July 13, 2021
S2 E32 | Learning what's accessible with Andrea Bachman
Join Andrea Bachman and me as we discuss yoga, Ayurveda, tuning into Mother Nature's calendar (instead of the marketing/corporate calendar), and why often a solid B- is perfect. bio As a Wellness Coach, Yoga Facilitator, and co-host of Fearless Self-Love Retreats, Andrea helps folks move from overwhelm to ease through sustainable daily habits. The wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda, and the yearning for social justice, shape her approach to coaching and facilitation. Through her work, you’ll understand the relationship between your personal identities and wellness, as well as between your personal wellness and the wellness of our human collective. Andrea believes we all deserve to live grounded, joyful, easeful lives we love, and ultimately be at home in our selves. resources Join Andrea's course, At Home in Your Body Visit Andrea's website Follow Andrea on Instagram Listen to Andrea's introduction to Ayurveda Get Andrea's "5 for Love" course S2 E28 with Carol Lee Hear Liza on Andrea's podcast Sign up for a YOURstory session with Liza
32:37
July 6, 2021
S2 E31 | The Art of Vibrancy with Rob Bee
Join Rob Bee and me as we discuss the brilliance of veggies for breakfast, the dangers of eating in front of the telly at night, why Country music lyrics are the best, why it’s not our fault that we’re in denial about our limitations, how to change the culture of the medical profession to "sell prevention," and how the movement for prevention is like green energy. bio Rob Bee's business, The Art of Health®, helps people to stay sharp and healthy as they age using his unique Art of Vibrancy™ method. For 49 years he has helped thousands of people in six countries to live more vital, positive and creative lives. A former professional musician, Rob has performed on stages around the world and also runs an Art Gallery. As living proof that he lives life to the max, he's been awarded an Arts degree at Lancaster University. He teaches The Art of Vibrancy™ to clients who want to live a life (and leave a legacy) of boldness, diversity, and adventure. resources Liza Baker on the Art of Vibrancy Podcast with Rob Bee Sign up for Rob Bee's Art of Vibrancy webinar on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 11:30am ET Visit Rob's website Download Rob's Breakfast of Brilliance document
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June 29, 2021
S2 E30 | Body peace and food freedom with Lisa Dahl
Join my conversation with intuitive eating coach Lisa Dahl of Lisa Dahl Wellness. Our discussion covers a lot of territory, including how we greet each other, the relationship between perfectionism and the Patriarchy, underpromising and overdelivering, capitalism and the diet industrial complex, making ourselves obsolete as health coaches, and how to learn the "foreign language" of health. bio Lisa is a certified Intuitive Eating Health Coach, workshop facilitator, and meal planning expert. Through Intuitive Eating, she helps women make peace with their food and body. Lisa helps women learn how to listen, trust, and respect their body resulting in being happy, healthy, and confident at any size. She combines nutritional coaching, accountability, and implementing one small change at a time to achieve long-term sustainability. Lisa runs Lisa Dahl Wellness, where she conducts her signature program, Body Peace and Food Freedom and conducts one-on-one coaching with a small-group experience. Lisa has certifications in Intuitive Eating from the Original Intuitive Eating Pros, Evelyn Tribole, and Health and Wellness. She is a facilitator through Be Body Positive and Gratefulness.org. She is trained in motivational interviewing and continuously advances her education in nutrition, coaching, and mindfulness. Lisa’s coaching philosophy is to ditch the diet and focus on Progress, not Perfection. resources Liza Baker on the Art of Vibrancy Podcast with Rob Bee Sign up for Rob Bee's Art of Vibrancy webinar on Wednesday, June 30th at 11:30am ET Visit Lisa Dahl's website Join Lisa's Body Peace + Food Freedom program
35:56
June 22, 2021
S2 E29 | Becoming more ourselves with Marc Azoulay
Listen in as Marc and I talk about how our mess can become our message, how one of our stressors in mission-driven work is the recognition that we hold other people's lives and livelihoods in our hands, and how trauma informs our choices of and in our work lives. bio Marc is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, CO and the past President of the Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Society. He helps clients that have a harmful relationship to their inherent aggression or who are stuck in the pain of their repetition compulsions. Many of his clients struggle with addiction, anxiety, and self-sabotage. Marc helps people uncover and destroy the unconscious barriers that cripple them by using a blend of Modern Psychoanalytic and Contemplative Psychotherapy. His therapeutic style can best be described as irreverent with surprising moments of profound depth. resources Visit Marc's website Sign up for a course with Marc The Gottman Institute Sign up for a free YOURstory session (it's like HIStory—but yours!)  Visit Liza's website
27:35
June 15, 2021
S2 E28 | Working in tandem with Nature with Carol Lee
Where are you on your health journey—and are you perhaps making it more difficult than it needs to be? Join me and Carol Lee as we discuss our agency over our own health and energy, how taking a seasonal approach to our health can make the journey easier, how the phase of the moon can help or hurt our efforts to give up sugar, and how we can turn our health journey into a journey rather than a project. bio People have called Carol many things depending on their experience of her work: unblocker/unsticker, food witch or just witch, clarity bringer, spiritual life coach, energy worker, change bringer, meal inspirer, nutrition person, and healer are just a few. She brings two transformational strands to her work: the energy psychology approach of Creative Kinesiology and the natural food approach of Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy which includes a mind, body, spirit approach to sugar-freedom. guest resources Visit Carols' website Join Carol's Sugar-freedom Healing Community Join Carol's free Facebook group simply: health coaching resources Sign up for a free YOURstory session (it's like HIStory—but yours!) Visit Liza's website related episodes S2 E23 | Evolution through acupuncture with Melea Alexander S2 E20 | Second act Sister-in-Charge Jack Perez
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June 8, 2021
S2 E27 | Finding the path out of burnout with Janis Isaman
Listen in as Janis Isaman and I discuss habit change, supplements, productivity vs. pausing, the road back from burnout (the kind where even Savasana feels like it's just. too. much.) and the fact that our capacity to manage is limited to 100% of our energy on any given day. bio Janis Isaman, founder of My Body Couture, helps people feel better in their body. Like most business owners today, she sees clients online and in person, and her specialty is helping people rid themselves of pain. She’s certified in both fitness and nutrition modalities and has been quoted as a lifestyle expert in Reader’s Digest, Prevention, and Woman’s Health. But she’s not just a textbook of knowledge with a wall full of certifications. She’s a very real person who has lived through her own lifestyle and body challenges and is a lone parent business owner. resources Visit Janis's website, My Body Couture Read Janis's article on the stress of lone parenting in The Elephant Journal Schedule a free YOURstory session (it's like HIStory, but yours) with me
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June 1, 2021
S2 E26 | Decluttering + Life Coach and former nonprofiteer Charlotte Kaye
Please note that when Charlotte and I talk, we can get kind of potty-mouthed, so if you are listening with small kids around, you might want to put on some headphones! Charlotte has been through burnout—and recovery from it—and now serves up decluttering with a side of life coaching. Join us as we talk about her burnout story in a large higher education institution and a small nonprofit, the dark side of the millennial desire for loving your work and being fulfilled by it, how passion and energy are related to our potential for burnout, Marie Kondo, Audre Lorde, and much, much more! bio Charlotte Kaye is a decluttering coach, life coach, and podcaster. Through her services she helps women be who they are and do what they want, guilt-free … all while smashing the patriarchy and manifesting world peace. resources Apply for the Stewarding Emotional Eating program—deadline to apply is May 30! Visit Charlotte's website Join Charlotte's Facebook group Get the recording of Charlotte's master class on self-confidence (pick your price!) Listen to Charlotte's class on manifestation in her Facebook group Follow Charlotte on Instagram Simply: Health Coaching Sign up to tell me YOURstory—it's like HIStory, but yours.
42:32
May 25, 2021
S2 E25 | Possibilitator Barb Klein
What's a possibilitator? Find out in this conversation with life coach Barb Klein, in which we cover that—and a lot more, including how women are prone to epic depletion because we are used to "passing" as being in control of our lives, what true self care is, and "the 4 Bs." bio The founder of Inspired Possibility, Barb Klein is a Possibilitator, a professional life coach, retreat leader, meditation instructor, and the author of 111 Invitations: Step into the Full Richness of Life. She is also a team member at MomPower.org, an organization whose mission it is to help moms with addicted children find strength, wisdom, perspective, sanity, and hope. Barb is a fierce advocate for self-care and knows it to be the foundational practice upon which everything else is built. Working with organizations and individuals 1:1, in groups, and through her writing, she helps people to bring self-compassion, self-care, and mindfulness to their daily lives. resources Apply for the Stewarding Emotional Eating program—deadline to apply is May 30! Visit Barb's website Buy Barb's book Get on the waitlist for Barb's Soul Care group Connect with Barb on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram
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May 18, 2021
S2 E24 | Eat for your genetics with Dr. Sue McCreadie, MD
Join Dr. Sue McCreadie and me for a conversation about head school vs. heart school, "eating acronyms," why prescriptive diets are like an ill-fitting suit of clothes while eating for your genetics is like being in a dance with your body, and the simplest definition I've ever heard for methylation. bio Dr. Sue is a board-certified pediatric physician and wellness expert with two decades of experience helping thousands of families achieve vibrant health. After multiple losses bringing three children into this world, she crossed the pregnancy finish line tired, stressed, and a digestive mess. She reclaimed her health and energy learning how to eat for her genetics and use the easy button for nutrition. In her pediatric practice, Dr. Sue helps children adapt their diet and lifestyle to optimize their genetics for health naturally. Online Dr. Sue helps other women learn how to eat for their genetics and use a nutritional system to feel confident and with energy to live their best life. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, Dave, and their three children. resources Visit Dr. Sue's website and sign up for her 7-day reset Information and application for Emotional Eating Program Sign up for a YOURstory session (it's like HIStory, but yours) Visit Simply: Health Coaching online
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May 11, 2021
S2 E23 | Evolution through acupuncture with Melea Alexander
When life is hard, how is it that poking people with needles is actually a gentle form of medicine, and what exactly is acupuncture without needles?!? Join my friend and acupuncturist Melea Alexander as we dive into a new definition of the modality she practices, how she invites women back into their bodies as a first step toward reversing burnout, and how women will finally be able to understand and step into our own worth. bio Melea is a registered acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has a background in visual art, spent a decade during young adulthood in artisanal bakeries and farm-to-fork kitchens, and worked as a birth and postpartum doula before embarking on a deep dive into Eastern medicine. Lifelong loves include growing and preparing food and plant medicine, making things with yarn and thread; farms and gardens and every living beasty; and walking outside in all weather and every season. resources Visit Melea's website Follow Melea on Instagram Dig into Judith Blackstone's work Check out Kristin Neff's work at SelfCompassion.org Visit Simply: Health Coaching online Sign up for a free YOURstory consultation
30:48
May 4, 2021
S2 E22 | Primary Health Ninja Justine Altman
Want to feel like you're in your twenties again? You need to talk to my friend Justine Altman, who is the Primary Health Ninja at Journey to Vitality! Listen in to our conversation about how much sleep we really need as adults, bedtime routines, functional testing, gut health and so. much. more. bio Justine is the Owner + Primary Health Ninja at Journey to Vitality. She helps people who want to feel as awesome as they did when they were 20, even if they’ve been diagnosed with a disease. She has her own story of burnout and recovery, and she’s yet another example of a coach whose mess became her message! resources Join my 1-month Cycle out of S-T-R-E-S-S eating challenge Visit Simply: Health Coaching online Sign up for a free YOURstory consultationConnect with Jhoanny on LinkedIn Visit Justine's website Connect with Justine on Facebook Download the Journey to Vitality Food Plan
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April 27, 2021
S2 E 21 | Burning out in food and beverage and the NGO world with Jhoanny Perez
Join Jhoanny Perez and me as we talk about burning out in the food + beverage and NGO world—and how community is a key component of reversing and preventing burnout, especially in women. bio Jhoanny Perez is a Dominican immigrant Latina woman who teaches women and their families how to create the restaurant / food business they always dreamed of. She helped her mother open three now 7-figure restaurants in NYC and has been featured in the New York Post and New York Times among other media outlets. Her experience includes working in Haiti and South Africa, participating in medical bridges in Honduras, solar energy in Ghana, distribution of shoes, and the founding of a fútbol team in the Dominican Republic. She’s a humanitarian who has also worked for the American Red Cross and has implemented food security projects and programs to help pregnant women. resources Join my 1-month Cycle out of S-T-R-E-S-S eating challenge Visit Simply: Health Coaching online Sign up for a free YOURstory consultationConnect with Jhoanny on LinkedIn Find Jhoanny on Instagram here and here Connect with Jhoanny's coach, Elaine Lou
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April 20, 2021
S2 E20 | Second Act Sister-in-Charge Jack Perez
Hold onto your hats for this conversation—try to keep up as my friend Jack Perez and I cover fertility + utility, Bill Gates, MacKenzie Scott, women-led countries + the pandemic, boomerang children, and why women 40+ need to MAKE. SOME. NOISE. bio Through Kuel Life, an online platform that she founded in 2017, Perez champions change, redefining modern midlife for women through curated content and women-driven brands. With more than 35 Kuel Category Experts and 35 women-driven brands, Kuel Life offers women an opportunity to “Share, Learn, Shop, and Play with Our Second Act Sisters!” Previously, Jack spent 20 years at Summit Strategy Partners, a San Francisco-based marketing and public relations firm, where she was a founding partner. Having worked with numerous small to midsize companies, Jack is excited to now bring her extensive, deep start-up experience to  finally birthing her own start-up. Having earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, Perez carries a hard-nosed business understanding to the entrepreneur world. Her passions include: spending time with her son, traveling to exotic, off-the-beaten-path places such as Cuba, Jordan, Zambia, Bolivia, and Zanzibar. An endorphin junkie, Jack is an avid jump roper and Peloton fanatic, and holds a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo. resources Sign up for the free challenge in May and Cycle out of S-T-R-E-S-S eating Simply: Health Coaching Sign up for a free consultation and tell me YOURstory Visit the Kuel Life website Follow Kuel Life on Facebook  Follow Kuel Life on Instagram Follow Kuel Life on LinkedIn Follow Kuel Life on Pinterest Follow Kuel Life on Twitter Sign up for the Kuel Life weekly round up newsletter 
36:23
April 13, 2021
S2 E19 | Ethical change and personal sustainability with Bindi Heit
Join me in welcoming Bindi Heit to the podcast—all the way from Brisbane, Australia! Bindi talks about the severe burnout she experienced, her recovery, and how she's come back stronger than ever! Along the way, she drops a lot of great nuggets we can pick up and use for our own health journeys. bio Bindi Heit is a digital broadcasting specialist, delivering podcast production and publication services, content marketing and distribution that align your message with your mission. As CEO & Founder of the Ethical Change Agency, Bindi takes decades of experience to empower ethical business leaders, change makers and holistic healers to harness their power for collective change. resources Visit the Ethical Change Agency's online home Take a listen to the Ethical Evolution podcast Watch Ethical Change Agency TV Simply: Health Coaching Tell me YOURstory—it's like history, but yours
30:54
April 6, 2021
S2 E18 | Arlene Santiago
I learned a lot of new vocabulary words from Arlene Santiago, including "Motor Control Restoration" and "proprioception"—and you know I love new words! Join us as we discuss what they mean—and detour to talk about hydration, butterbeer ice cream, what it feels like when you find your calling, and why sometimes it's so important to listen to that little voice in your head. bio Arlene Santiago is a Health Transformation Coach, best-selling author, and mom of three. She helps busy moms lose up to 30lbs, increase their energy and confidence and keep the weight off after 6 months. Arlene also helps those older than age 50 who want to prevent injury and improve balance and mobility. As a Motor Control Restoration Specialist, she seeks to improve communication between brain and body by identifying underlying causes for improper movement (functional compensations) by focusing on the nervous system to identify any blocked sensorimotor signals. resources Visit Arlene's website Join Arlene's Facebook Group, Healthy and Fit Moms 4 Life Read about Arlene in Disrupt's "10 Female Leaders Disrupting Their Industries in 2021" Join the Meal Planning Made Simple challenge in April 2021! Simply: Health Coaching Tell me YOURstory
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March 30, 2021
S2 | E17 Exploring Functional Medicine with Dr. Nisha Chellam, MD
Dr. Nisha Chellam talks about burning out, being a "recovering physician," and rediscovering the joy of practicing in functional medicine. We dive into the two questions that guide functional medicine, chronic caregiving and living for others, keeping up with the Joneses, what we pretend not to know, and the one addiction she recommends we develop. Get ready to be asked a lot of really hard questions and hear a lot of truthbombs go off! today's sponsor Deeper Decisions, LLC Get Tress's Core Values exercises bio Dr. Nisha Chellam is a traditionally trained MD who calls herself a “recovering physician” because she has chosen to move away from medications being the only option for sick patients. Instead, using the principles of functional medicine, she is able to transform people’s lives and mindsets so they may live a life of joy and love. resources Visit Dr. Chellam's website Transform Your Thyroid Free thyroid consumers' guide Simply: Health Coaching Tell me YOURstory
30:38
March 23, 2021
S2 E16 | From stagnation to activation with Cherisa Allen
Join me and Transformational Life Coach Cherisa Allen for a conversation about moving from stagnation to activation—along the way, we talk about comparison (to ourselves and others, for positive and negative purposes), what happens when women pass through the fire, and how "No" really can come across as "Yes." bio Cherisa Allen is a proud native of Ypsilanti, Michigan. As the oldest of eight children, she learned at an early age the importance of both family and the teachings of the Holy Spirit. Cherisa’s career of over twenty-five years in Social Work has given her the opportunity to touch many lives in a positive way. She has worked on several committees throughout her life, in her church, community, and in her career. Her commitment to women is not just limited to her career as a Social Worker. She is devoted to making changes and transforming the lives of women everywhere. She is the Owner/Operator of Do You See What I See, LLC, a Motivational Speaker and a Transformational Life Coach. Cherisa tackles tough issues that inhibit women from living productive and healthy lives. She is committed to educating them on how to become strong, independent, and loving women; the primary objective being breaking historical cycles of self-destructive behaviors, while encouraging a sense of purpose, belonging and pride. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, completing both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees there, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Cherisa is the President/Founder of Women and Men Working for Change, a nonprofit organization serving the Ypsilanti Community and she’s currently preparing for the Leadership Experience Tour that will allow her to live out her childhood dream of being on stage speaking in front of a National audience. resources FREE Goodbye, Burnout! 5-day challenge Visit Cherisa's website Get tickets for the Leadershp Experience Tour (4/10/2021) Find Cherisa on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn Simply: Health Coaching
35:20
March 16, 2021
S2 E15 | Rusty Stahl: Let's fund the people
AaAaAhHH! (That's the sound of me fangirling!) I discovered Rusty Stahl and Fund the People when I was doing research on funding health coaching programs for women burning out in mission-driven work, and I am so excited that he agreed to come onto the podcast and discuss his work in promoting "talent investment" rather than "program investment." Rusty walks us through the nonprofit starvation cycle, the myth of overhead, and the zero-sum challenge—and then talks about what funders and grantees can do to set up a zone of trust and communicate on a completely new level. If you missed Season 2 Episode 3 with Kathy Reich, make sure to listen to that in conjunction with this one—link in the resources below. bio Rusty Stahl is President & CEO of Fund the People, which he founded in 2014 and which works to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce. He completed R&D for Fund the People as a Visiting Fellow in Residence at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Rusty previously served as founding Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, a national association of young and new foundation professionals. He began his career as a Program Associate at the Ford Foundation, after completing an MA in philanthropic studies at Indiana University. He grew up in Philadelphia and lives in Beacon, NY. resources FREE Goodbye, Burnout! 5-day challenge Simply: Health Coaching Season 2 Episode 3 | Kathy Reich of Ford Foundation Fund the People Fund the People Toolkit Fund the People Talent Justice Initiative Fund the People Podcast with Rusty Stahl The Human Equation by Jeffrey Pfeffer Nonprofit AF with Vu Le Turning the Nonprofit Starvation Cycle into the Nonprofit Nutrition Cycle
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March 9, 2021
S2 E14 | Start (and keep) your career in alignment with Chrissy Kyles
Join me for a conversation with Chrissy Kyles, who works in higher education in career services—and tries to get her students to start their work life in alignment so they can prevent burnout down the line. Chrissy is a Higher Education professional with almost 4 years of experience in Student Affairs. She currently works in Career Services full-time by day, but has also worked in a federally funded grant program (GEAR UP) & Diversity & Inclusion. By evening/weekend she is the host of the Bliss with Chriss podcast, which focuses on college, careers, and social justice issues. She has been podcasting for more than 9 months now and enjoys being able to use her platform to empower others in sharing their stories and educating listeners. Chrissy is currently applying for a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Resources EAT | Your way to health group coaching Give the gift of health coaching Visit Chrissy's website  Bliss with Chriss podcast Find Chrissy on Facebook and Instagram at @blisswithchriss
30:44
March 2, 2021
S2 E13 | Fran Keogh
Fran is a fellow health coach (and much more!), and we cover a lot of ground in this conversation—from rappelling off a high-rise to the feminine wound to being happy vs. being right to alpaca farming!?! From radio host, voice-over talent, public radio development director, “domestic goddess” (at-home mother of four), alpaca farmer (!), yoga teacher, health coach, workshop/retreat facilitator, to business life coach and speaker, Fran has reinvented herself multiple times. She brings a wealth of knowledge, personal experiences, intuition, empathy, and humor to her audiences. Guiding entrepreneurs and professional women, she helps them realize their next chapter, move outside of fear, to build a life and work they love. resources EAT | Your way to health group coaching Give the gift of health coaching Visit Fran's website Connect with Fran on LinkedIn Get Fran's free yoga nidra guided meditation Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Steve Chandler, "Can a lamp post coach you?" Sue Monk Kid, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
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February 23, 2021
S2 E12 | Genesis Amaris Kemp
Genesis A-MAH-riss Kemp is a wife, sister, and creative content writer, the author of Chocolate Drop in Corporate America, the cohost of the Progression over Perfection podcast, and a Child of God. She is a professional who now knows what her purpose in life is: it is not to sit down, muzzle her mouth, and continually let people get over on her. Join us as we talk about what it feels like to be "a chocolate drop in corporate America," what contributed to Genesis's burnout, and how she climbed out of it and reclaimed her health—even during the pandemic. resources EAT | Your way to health group coaching Give the gift of health coaching Chocolate Drop in Corporate America (paperback, Kindle)
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February 16, 2021
S2 E11 | Burnout and the Enneagram II
Are you a woman burning out in mission-driven work? Are you familiar with the Enneagram? If so, this week’s episode—actually this week's and next week's—are just for you. I’m chatting with my friend Stephanie Blackburn Freeth of Adaptive Alternatives, LLC in a special 2-part series on Burnout and the Enneagram. In last week's episode, we talked about how burnout shows up for each of the 9 types; this week, we dig into the antidote for burnout for each type! Do go back to season 2, episode 10 to catch the first part of the series. And if you’re new to Enneagram, I highly recommend you read The Essential Enneagram and take the type test—you can find the links to those resources below. Stephanie Freeth is an executive coach and Founder of Adaptive Alternatives LLC. She is also a certified 15 commitments of conscious leadership coach. resources EAT | Your way to health group coaching Find Stephanie on LinkedIn Adaptive Alternatives, LLC Conscious Leadership Group The Essential Enneagram The Enneagram Test
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February 9, 2021
S2 E10 | Burnout and the Enneagram I
Are you a woman burning out in mission-driven work? Are you familiar with the Enneagram? If so, this week’s episode—actually the next two weeks’—are just for you. I’m chatting with my friend Stephanie Blackburn Freeth of Adaptive Alternatives, LLC in a special 2-part series on Burnout and the Enneagram. In this episode, we’re talking about how burnout shows up for each of the 9 types; next week, we dig into the antidote for burnout for each type! If you’re new to Enneagram, I highly recommend you read The Essential Enneagram and take the type test—you can find the links to those resources below. Stephanie Freeth is an executive coach and Founder of Adaptive Alternatives LLC. She is also a certified 15 commitments of conscious leadership coach. resources EAT | Your way to health group coaching Find Stephanie on LinkedIn Adaptive Alternatives, LLC Conscious Leadership Group The Essential Enneagram The Enneagram Test
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February 2, 2021
S2 E9 | Yodit Mesfin-Johnson
Community leader Yodit Mesfin Johnson (she/her) identifies as a Momma, a Black feminist, a race and gender justice facilitator, CEO at NEW.org and founder of Black Men Read, and has been working at the intersections of racial justice and liberatory practices for women and black, indigenous, and other people of color for nearly two decades. Join me as Yodit takes the burnout conversation to a whole new level we haven't touched on until now and talks about why nonprofits closing down is really the long-term vision. resources Goodbye, Burnout FREE 5-day challenge EAT | Your way to health group coaching Untold Stories of Liberation and Love The Mutual Aid Network of Ypsilanti The Revolution Will Not Be Funded The Nap Ministry Centering Justice at NEW
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January 26, 2021
S2 E8 | Reiki + Crystals with Cris Greer
Cris Greer is a student of the world, finding her own path and helping others along the way. She has been using Meditation, Yoga, Crystal Healing, Reiki, and aromatherapy to light her way for almost 20 years. Her love of books has helped Cris form her beliefs and discover different modalities by taking what resonates with her from every book she reads. When Cris isn't cuddled up at home with her dog, a good book, and a glass of wine, she's often traipsing around foreign lands with her husband and son, exploring and learning from different cultures and beliefs systems. She recently started a podcast—Grounding Journey, the deeper conversations you've been seeking—as a way to connect with other souls on a similar spiritual journey. Listen in as Cris and I talk about Reiki (and Tom the Cat) and about grounding ourselves with crystals (and where to put them for maximum effect) in today's online world, when many of us seem to be spending our lives floating in the ether. resources Goodbye, Burnout FREE 5-day challenge EAT | Your way to health group coaching Grounding Journey podcast Follow Cris on Intagram Cris's family creative agency Feminine Genius book Sacred Sundays (will be live in late January 2021)
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January 19, 2021
S2 E7 | The Curry Girls
Want to know more about making healthy food choices—and maybe doing a reset or elimination diet? Meet some dear friends of mine from my SoCal days—Peggy Curry, one of my mentors for all things food, and her daughter Megan! Megs + Pegs are the mother-daughter duo behind Curry Girls Kitchen, a holistic health + wellness coaching platform. They created Curry Girls Kitchen as a space where women in any phase of life can come to find inspiration, encouragement, and support to achieve their health goals and make life more delicious. Megs (the daughter) is a personal chef, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Certified Functional Medicine Coach, and Reiki Practitioner. Pegs (the mother) is an award-winning health and wellness innovator who has spent decades supporting others on a healthy journey: she founded a nationally-distributed organic brand (Evy's Garden), established an educational non-profit (GrowingGreat) that served over 250,000 students nationwide, and provides ongoing coaching for clients with chronic conditions. Above all, she and her husband, Tim, raised 4 daughters (all gluten-free) with the kitchen table at the heart of their home. Together Megs & Pegs are on a mission to help women discover what works for their bodies, gain confidence to nourish themselves, and shine from the inside out.  SHC resources EAT™ | Your way to health Donate to the EAT™ scholarship fund curry girls resources Sign up for the Curry Girls Reset Program! (As of the publishing of this episode, the next cohort starts January 18, 2021.) Website The Make Life Delicious Podcast Instagram Facebook Pinterest YouTube  Simply: Health Coaching
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January 12, 2021
S2 E6 | My story of burnout: Diandra
Diandra lives in Detroit and is a nonprofit program manager, graduate student, yoga teacher, and cat mom. Join us as we talk about her work with Volunteers of America, where she supports the Health Professions Opportunity Grant program and has a front-row seat not only to what burnout is like as a nonprofiteer but also how it feels to support those facing burnout on the front lines of the pandemic. resources Volunteers of America Health Profession Oppportunity Grants Program HPOG Facebook page Live Cycle Delight EAT™ | Your way to health Donate to the EAT™ scholarship fund Simply: Health Coaching Send me an email
29:00
January 5, 2021
S2 E5 | On gratitude with Mary Ceccanese
from the archives This interview with Mary Ceccanese comes from the archives of the (Sorta) Secret Sisterhood, a membership site I ran for women 40+ and which has since migrated to a private Facebook group. Because so many of the practitioners I interviewed there also support women in burnout, I'm repurposing many of these excellent Q+As on the podcast! This interview took place in November of 2019 (which is why I talk about Thanksgiving in it)—and as we wrap up 2020, it feels right to spend a little time in gratitude—even if it's just for the year being over! Listen in as Mary takes us on a tour of what gratitude can do for us—especially if we're burning out, talks about the difference between recognition and appreciation, and talks about gratitude journaling (especially important for those of us who are journaling challenged!) What's your major aha moment/takeaway from this episode? Leave a voice message from the podcast homepage, or send me an email and let me know! bio Mary Ceccanese is the owner and principal consultant of Dynamic Connections LLC, a company that focuses on creating an engaged, energized workforce through positive business practices.  She is also part of the Executive Education team and the Coordinator for the Office of Tax Policy Research both at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.  Celebrating over twenty years of professional experience working with all levels of staff in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, she provides positive and empowering interactive presentations based on the research of the faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations. Mary engages attendees with research-based practices applied to work-life scenarios that can be immediately applied to their day-to-day life.  She has a BA in Human Resource Administration and has worked at the University of Michigan for more than thirty years. In 2010 she received the University of Michigan’s highest award given to staff -- the Candace J. Johnson Award for Excellence. In addition, Mary was given the distinction of being one of the 2019 “Top Ten Business Women” of the American Business Women’s Association. In 2019, she was also awarded a University of Michigan Impact Award. resources EAT™ | Your way to health Donate to the EAT™ scholarship fund The (Sorta) Secret Sisterhood private Facebook group Dynamic Connections, LLC Looking for a great gift? Check out the High-Quality Connection Cards available on Mary's site. Simply: Health Coaching Send me an email
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December 29, 2020
S2 E4 | Kellie Mox of Kellie Mox Coaching + Healing
Kellie and I met at the Ann Arbor Wellness Coalition and have had wide-ranging conversations about womanhood, motherhood, and holistic health. In this conversation, we dig into how having children can catalyze our own healing and how one of the most powerful tools for healing our nervous system can be one of the simplest: taking a pause. And just in time for the holidays, Kellie offers us her wonderful PAUSE tool! bio Kellie Mox catalyzes revolutionary healing for womxn through powerful coaching conversations, holistic health & nervous system education, and homeopathy. She partners with womxn who crave a shift in their approach to work, play, health, and relationships that strengthens their innate wholeness and self-awareness, and in turn, fosters healing in mind, heart, body, and soul. Kellie's group offering—Self-Awareness, The Course—provides a way for womxn to harness the magic and medicine of self-awareness together. She is a Certified Intrinsic Coach and a student of homeopathic medicine with a master’s degree in public health. Her work is informed by her training and education as well as her own journey through healing chronic illness, anxiety, and trauma. Kellie works with womxn virtually from her home base in Dexter, Michigan. resources Kellie's website Self-Awareness: The Course Kellie's YouTube video about the PAUSE tool Simply: Health Coaching
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December 22, 2020
S2 E3 | Kathy Reich
If you work in the nonprofit world, you've certainly heard about Ford Foundation, the world's largest social justice funder. This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Kathy Reich, who leads Ford's BUILD initiative globally and has a deep understanding of the stresses facing nonprofiteers, especially women and people of color, during the pandemic—and even before. Lucky for us, she also has a lot of great thoughts on how funders can alleviate some of that stress! bio Kathy Reich leads the Ford foundation’s BUILD initiative in the United States and in 10 global regions. (We’ll get into that more in our conversation!) Before joining Ford in 2016, Kathy was director of organizational effectiveness and philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she led a cross-cutting program to help grantees around the world strengthen their strategy, leadership and impact. Previously she had served at the Packard Foundation as policy analyst and program officer, and before that, she was policy director at the Social Policy Action Network, served as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, and worked for state and local elected officials in California. Kathy currently serves on the boards of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. She was selected as a Schusterman Fellow in 2016. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University. resources EAT™ | Your way to health Donate to the EAT™ scholarship fund Ford Foundation Philanthropy's Commitment During Covid-19 The Wellbeing Project Simply: Health Coaching
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December 15, 2020
S2 E2 | My story of burnout: Anne
Join me for the first episode in the series I'm calling "My story of burnout."  Anne* started out in the corporate media world thinking of mission-driven work as something she'd take on later in life—and then she landed in a human service nonprofit much sooner than she expected! Listen in as she talks about stress in both the for- and nonprofit sectors and what she suggests can be done to help those burning out in mission-driven work, especially during the pandemic. *Anne's name has been changed to protect her privacy and that of her organization.
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December 8, 2020
S2 E1 | Tania Elfersy of The Wiser Woman
Welcome to the first interview of Season 2! I'm thrilled to host a second conversation with Tania Elfersy of The Wiser Woman—Tania and I recorded a Q+A for my membership site, and we decided to do a new one rather than repurpose the archived one, especially because Tania has experienced burnout herself and supports women in peri/menopause with burnout! bio Tania is an award-winning author and transformative coach, specializing in women's health. She co-authored an award-winning book on motherhood and has spent years researching and writing about what causes and what can relieve the emotional and physical symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause. From her own experience in curing her symptoms, and from witnessing innate health return to her clients, Tania believes that healing occurs when we relax into the intelligence found within each of our bodies. Tania is also a coach with a UK-based company, A Little Peace of Mind, where she helps people reach freedom from anxiety, panic attacks and stress. resources Tania's website, The Wiser Woman Tania's episode on The Little Peace of Mind Podcast Simply: Health Coaching
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December 1, 2020
S2 Trailer | Welcome to an all-new Simply: Health Coaching Podcast!
In season 2 of the podcast, I’ll be switching to a predominantly interview-based format with occasional solo episodes mixed in.  Interviewees will be a mix of: Women sharing their stories of experiencing burnout in mission-driven work (and maybe getting some impromptu coaching from me!) Practitioners who serve women in burnout talking about the  modalities they offer and more interviews from the (Sorta) Secret  Sisterhood archives Philanthropists, funders, and other forward-thinking individuals  considering and implementing innovative ways of supporting the holistic  health and wellness of nonprofit staff at all levels Join me weekly—new episodes drop at 6am on Tuesdays!
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November 24, 2020
S1 E43 | Physical and abstract environment
This week, we continue our exploration of primary foods by diving into the concept of decluttering you environment—whether it's your physical one or a more abstract space—and I give you a preview of what's to come in my practice after a massive decluttering and downsizing! resources Give the gift of health coaching  Institute for Integrative Nutrition® Michael Spencer on Home Energy Purification Holly Southerland, professional organizer Get on the Foundations of Wellness for Women email list to learn about upcoming events Healing Your Relationship with Food—sign up for this 3-session series, a collaboration with Meena Puri of the Ayurvedic Healing Center My community page Sign up for my email list My LinkedIn profile and Simply: Health Coaching LinkedIn page Simply: Health Coaching private Facebook group for women 40+ Simply: Health Coaching YouTube channel Online Business Manager Kimberely Brown/Freedom Virtual Solution Virtual Expert® Julie Trombley/Tackle Your To Do Schedule a free YOURstory consultation [Featured image by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels]
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November 17, 2020
S1 E42 | Relationships: food + emotions
This week, we continue our exploration of primary foods by diving into more thoughts around relationships—this time around the relationship between food and our emotions. resources Give the gift of health coaching Get 20% off the Thanksgiving 101 e-book with the coupon code HOLIDAY20 SparkPeople's article on surviving Thanksgiving Sign up for a free YOURstory session Featured image by cottonbro from Pexels
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November 10, 2020
S1 E41 | Relationships: expectations
This week, we continue our exploration of primary foods by diving into some thoughts around relationships—with others and with ourselves—and how expectations can play a role in our happiness. resources Gut health matters—virtual retreat information + registration Give the gift of health coaching Ladder of Inference The Work of Byron Katie Sign up for a free YOURstory session
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November 3, 2020
S1 E40 | Perimenopause, privilege, permission, and the pandemic with Dr. Fiona Lovely
Join me for a special episode of the podcast: a conversation with Dr. Fiona Lovely, Hormone Oracle, Fixer of Weird Sh!t, and host of the Not Your Mother's Menopause Podcast among many other things! We cover a LOT of ground in this interview—from boys and men to burnout, from estrogen to education, from privilege and permission to perimenopause and the pandemic, so fasten your seatbelt. A quick heads up—there are a few explicit words and adult topics in here, so if you’re listening with young ones around, you might want to put on your headphones. resources Dr. Fiona Lovely The Not Your Mother's Menopause Podcast Dr. Lovely's Facebook group Schedule a free YOURstory session
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October 27, 2020
S1 E39 | Relationship with time
This week, we continue our exploration of primary foods by diving into some thoughts around our relationship with time. resources Give the gift of coaching Kale + Kryptonite™ exercise Sign up to tell me YOURstory
12:51
October 20, 2020
S1 E38 | Exercise and physical activity
This week, we continue our exploration of primary foods by diving into some thoughts around exercise and physical activity. resources Apply for the EAT™ | Your way to health group coaching program (and scholarship if needed!) Foundations of Wellness for Women virtual workshop registration Kacee's guest post Kacee's website + podcast Schedule a free YOURstory session
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October 13, 2020
S1 E37 | Time in nature
This week, we continue our exploration of primary foods by ... exploring nature! resources Apply for the EAT™ | Your way to health group coaching program and scholarship Shinrin-yoku (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) Schedule a free YOURstory session
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October 6, 2020
S1 E36 | Spiritual practice
A fulfilling spiritual practice is a truly vital primary food—how nourishing is yours? resources Interested in the EAT health coaching program and/or scholarships? Apply here! Join me for "Who's got the time?"  a workshop by the Foundations of Wellness for Women Schedule a free (and pitch-free) YOURstory session to talk about your primary foods
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September 29, 2020
S1 E35 | Sleep
This week we start exploring primary foods with one of my favorites: SLEEP! related episodes Mental hygiene: episodes aired March 22–March 27, 2020 Secondary foods: episodes 12–24 SOLE foods: episodes 25–29 SOUL foods: episodes 30–34 resources Interested in the EAT health coaching program and/or scholarships? 10 effects of insufficient sleep from WebMD Schedule a free (and pitch-free) YOURstory session to talk about your primary foods 
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September 22, 2020
S1 E34 | Soul food—loving
Just as SOLE foods (seasonal, organic, local,and ethical) are the highest form of secondary foods, SOUL foods are the most nourishing of primary foods. This week we continue to dig into what SOUL foods are. related episodes S1 E11–E29: All about secondary foods S1 E31 | SOUL food—seasonal S1 E32 | SOUL food—organic S1 E 33 | SOUL food—unique resources Get on the interest list for the October 2020 launch of EAT™—a health coaching program for women 40+ burning out in mission-driven work. Christine Hassler's podcast The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman The 5 Love Languages assessment tool Schedule a free (and pitch-free) YOURstory session to talk about your primary foods 
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September 15, 2020
S1 E33 | SOUL foods—unique
Just as SOLE foods (seasonal, organic, local,and ethical) are the highest form of secondary foods, SOUL foods are the most nourishing of primary foods. This week we continue to dig into what SOUL foods are. related episodes S1 E11–E29: All about secondary foods S1 E31 | SOUL food—seasonal S1 E 32 | SOUL food—organic resources Foundations of Wellness for Women: join us for a FREE Zoom workshop on immunity on September 4, 2020 at 12pm ET! Schedule a free (and pitch-free) YOURstory session to talk about your primary foods  Dr. Michael Breus, "The Sleep Doctor"
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September 8, 2020
S1 E32 | SOUL food—organic
Just as SOLE foods (seasonal, organic, local,and ethical) are the highest form of secondary foods, SOUL foods are the most nourishing of primary foods. This week we continue to dig into what SOUL foods are. related episodes S1 E11–E29: All about secondary foods S1 E31 | SOUL food—seasonal resources Foundations of Wellness for Women: join us for a FREE Zoom workshop on stressing less on September 4, 2020 at 12pm ET! Schedule a free (and pitch-free) YOURstory session to talk about your primary foods
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September 1, 2020
S1 E31 | SOUL food—seasonal
Just as SOLE foods (seasonal, organic, local,and ethical) are the highest form of secondary foods, SOUL foods are the most nourishing of primary foods. This week we dig into what SOUL foods are. related episodes S1 E11–E29: All about secondary foods resources Kale + kryptonite exercise 50% off on online courses! Use coupon code SUMMER2020 for Fl!p Your K!tchen® | Meal Planning Made Simple and/or Declutter Your Daytimer™ Want to EAT your way to health? Schedule a free session to see whether this group coaching program's a good fit for you! Free (and pitch-free) YOURstory session to talk about your primary foods
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August 25, 2020
S1 E30 | Primary + secondary foods
Moving away from secondary foods (those we put in our mouths) to primary foods (everything else that nourishes us ... or doesn't). related episodes S1 E10 | What's a health coach? And do I need one? S1 E11–E29: All about secondary foods resources Kale + kryptonite exercise YOURstory session Join the Ask Us Anything! Q+A on Zoom
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August 18, 2020
S1 E 29 | SOLE food—your nickel's worth
We're taking our discussion of secondary foods—those we put in our mouths—to the next level and talking about SOLE food. This week, we wrap up with a discussion of "how to get your nickel's worth" when buying SOLE foods. related episodes Check out episodes 12–18, 20–24 S1 E25 | SOLE food—seasonal S1 E26 | SOLE food—organic S1 E27 | SOLE food—local  S1 E28 | SOLE food—ethical resources Foundations of Wellness for Women | Ask us anything! Upcoming virtual events Simply: Health Coaching private Facebook group Schedule a YOURstory session 50% off on online courses! Use coupon code SUMMER2020 for Fl!p Your K!tchen® | Meal Planning Made Simple and/or Declutter Your Daytimer™ Environmental Working Group: Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen Local Harvest
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August 11, 2020
S1 E28 | SOLE food—ethical
We're taking our discussion of secondary foods—those we put in our mouths—to the next level and talking about SOLE food. This week, we take on the "e" word: ethical (and energetics). related episodes Check out episodes 12–18, 20–24 S1 E25 | SOLE food—seasonal S1 E26 | SOLE food—organic S1 E27 | SOLE food —local resources Upcoming virtual events Simply: Health Coaching private Facebook group Schedule a YOURstory session 50% off on online courses! Use coupon code SUMMER2020 for Fl!p Your K!tchen® | Meal Planning Made Simple and/or Declutter Your Daytimer™ The Harvest/La Cosecha The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan Behind the Kitchen Door by Saru Jayaraman Fair Food by Oran Hesterman Coalition of Immokalee Workers Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
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August 4, 2020
S1 E27 | SOLE food—local
Over the next few weeks, we're taking our discussion of secondary foods—those we put in our mouths—to the next level and talking about SOLE food. This week, we take on the "l" word: local. related episodes Check out episodes 12–18, 20–24 S1 E25 | SOLE food—seasonal S1 E26 | SOLE food—organic resources Upcoming virtual events Simply: Health Coaching private Facebook group Schedule a YOURstory session Local Harvest Slow Food Plenty: One Man One Woman and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally by Alisa Smith + JB Mackinnon Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver  Local Flavors by Deborah Madison
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July 28, 2020
S1 E26 | SOLE food—organic
Over the next few weeks, we're taking our discussion of secondary foods—those we put in our mouths—to the next level and talking about SOLE food. This week, we take on the "o" word: organic. related episodes Check out episodes 12–18, 20–24 S1 E25 | SOLE food—seasonal resources Upcoming virtual events Simply: Health Coaching private Facebook group Schedule a YOURstory session Tania Elfersy, The Wiser Woman Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma Oran Hesterman’s Fair Food Nina Planck’s Real Food Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation Samuel Fromartz’s Organic, Inc.
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July 21, 2020
S1 E25 | SOLE food—seasonal
Over the next few weeks, we're taking our discussion of secondary foods—those we put in our mouths—to the next level and talking about SOLE food. This week, we take on the "s" word: seasonal. related episodes Check out episodes 12–18, 20–24 resources Upcoming virtual events Fl!p Your K!tchen cookbook Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Vegetables Deborah Madison, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, Local Flavors, and Vegetable Literacy Schedule a YOURstory session
15:28
July 14, 2020
S1 E24 | Constant cravings
Let's talk about cravings—what they are, why we have them, and what we can do about them! resources FREE workshops from Simply: Health Coaching Schedule a FREE (and pitch-free) YOURstory session Sophie Egan, Devoured Marion Nestle, Unsavory Truth and What to Eat Nina Planck, Real Food Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma Healthy View Radio Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit Geneen Roth, When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair! and other books Gretchen Rubin, The Four Tendencies  related episodes S1 E10 | What's a health coach? S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat? S1 E14 | Label Reading 101  S1 E17 | Maybe I should give up ... S1 E18 | Giving up gluten S1 E20 | Giving up dairy  S1 E 21 | Giving up meat S1 E22 | Giving up eggs S1 E23 | Giving up sugar
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July 7, 2020
S1 E23 | Giving up sugar
This week, we continue to talk about eliminating certain foods from your diet. This week's topic is about giving up sugar—yeah, it's a doozy!—and how that looks in the kitchen and at the table. resources FREE workshops from Simply: Health Coaching Schedule a FREE (and pitch-free) YOURstory session related episodes S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat? S1 E14 | Label Reading 101  S1 E17 | Maybe I should give up ... S1 E18 | Giving up gluten S1 E20 | Giving up dairy  S1 E 21 | Giving up meat Giving up eggs
29:57
June 30, 2020
S1 E22 | Giving up eggs
This week, we continue to talk about eliminating certain foods from your diet. This week's topic is about giving up eggs—and how that looks in the kitchen and at the table. resources FREE workshops from Simply: Health Coaching Schedule a FREE (and pitch-free) YOURstory session related episodes S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat? S1 E17 | Maybe I should give up ... S1 E18 | Giving up gluten S1 E20 | Giving up dairy  S1 E 21 | Giving up meat S1 E14 | Label Reading 101
13:54
June 23, 2020
S1 E21 | Giving up meat
This week, we continue to talk about eliminating certain foods from your diet. This week's topic is going vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based: why you might want to give up meat, poultry, fish and other seafood, and how that looks in the kitchen and at the table. resources FREE workshops from Simply: Health Coaching Schedule a FREE (and pitch-free) YOURstory session related episodes S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat? S1 E17 | Maybe I should give up ... S1 E18 | Giving up gluten S1 E20 | Giving up dairy
19:35
June 16, 2020
S1 E20 | Giving up dairy
This week, we're back from a little detour in which we talked about eliminating stress to talking about eliminating certain foods from your diet. This week's topic is going dairy free: why you might want to give it up and how that looks in the kitchen and at the table. resources S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat? S1 E13 | Virtual grocery store tour S1 E14 | Label reading 101 S1 E16 | Substitutes + UFOs S1 E17 | Maybe I should give up ... S1 E18 | Giving up gluten Fl!p Your K!tchen (contains a lot of GF variations for home cooking recipes) Downloadable homemade nut/seed milk recipe
12:22
June 9, 2020
S1 E 19 | Let's talk about stress
Whether we're still in lockdown from the pandemic or venturing back out into the world, we're all experiencing a higher-than-normal level of stress—and Goddess knows we were stressed enough to begin with! This week, I'm joined in a discussion about the topic by my friend and colleague Dr. Suman Tewari, who is a holistic gynecologist in Ann Arbor. resources Dr. Suman Tewari's website S1 E18 | Going gluten free Schedule a YOURstory session
28:19
June 2, 2020
S1 E18 | Giving up gluten
Following up on last week's episode about elimination diets, we take a look at giving up gluten—what is gluten, why would you give it up, and how that looks in the kitchen and at the table. resources S1 E17 | Maybe I should give up ... S1 E16 | Substitutes + UFOs S1 E14 | Label Reading 101 S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat? Fl!p Your K!tchen (contains a lot of GF variations for home cooking recipes) Elana's Pantry Green Kitchen Stories Gluten Free 101 recipe packet Schedule a YOURstory session
14:26
May 26, 2020
S1 E17 | Maybe I should give up ___
Have you ever considered removing something from your diet for health reasons? In this episode, we dive into elimination diets—why do one, how to do one successfully, and what they can teach us. resources S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat? Schedule a free YOURstory session
18:15
May 19, 2020
S1 E16 | Substitutes and UFOs
Let's talk about substitutes for foods we're trying to take out of our eating style—are they a healthy option? resources FREE virtual workshops from Simply: Health Coaching "The pandemic is changing the way we eat. But not for the better." Washington Post Food Politics with Marion Nestle "How Diet Soda Makes You Fat," by Mark Hyman, MD
10:19
May 12, 2020
S1 E15 | Home energy purification during the pandemic
Join me for my first episode with a guest! Michael Spence is a virtual Home Energy Coach and Reiki practitioner who helps soulful, sensitive people declutter their homes to create space for what truly matters most. She is the creator of a high vibration method of decluttering called Home Energy Purification, which incorporates intuition, mindfulness, and energy work into the process. Michael is the founder of Let’s Purify!, her online coaching business, and the host of The Let’s Purify! Podcast. resources Be sure to check out the following episodes of Michael's podcast in particular (but seriously, just binge them all!) Episode 40: Overcoming Overwhelm & Confusion As You Declutter Episode 68: Eleven Quick Tips for Calming Episode 65: A Three Step Daily Purifying Ritual Episode 35: When a Micro Area of Your Home is Massively Aggravating
23:13
May 5, 2020
S1 E14 | Label reading 101
Last week's episode was all about whole, close-to-nature foods that are found around the periphery of the grocery store: today we go into the heart of darkness—the processed food aisles! We'll take a look at the nutrition labels that are found there and learn how to identify the least-processed, highest-quality foods in the center of the grocery store. resources Nutrition facts label worksheet
22:35
April 28, 2020
S1 E13 | Virtual grocery store tour!
Ready to hit the grocery store aisles after committing to eating whole foods cooked from scratch—and still unsure how to pick the best quality ingredients? This week's episode has got you covered! resources 12 tips for grocery shopping safely during the pandemic Getting your nickel's worth Fl!p Your K!tchen® Grocery store tour handout
26:07
April 21, 2020
S1 E12 | What's the best way to eat?
Are you thinking it may be time to change the way you're eating? Let's talk about what that looks like! resources Portion control according to Dr. Seuss Schedule a free YOURstory session
23:59
April 14, 2020
S1 E11 | It's the food: Meal Planning Made Simple™ during the pandemic—and always!
Feeling chained to the stove by the pandemic? Learn the basics of my Fl!p Your K!tchen® meal planning system! Resources Download the introduction to Fl!p Your K!tchen® Sign up for more details about my meal planning system Take the online Meal Planning Made Simple course Purchase the Fl!p Your K!tchen® cookbook Visit my website
16:09
April 7, 2020
S1 E10 | What's a health coach? And do I need one?
Doing a little "backfill" after launching with a bang last week! In this episode, we explore what a health coach can do for you, whether you might want to hire one, how to find one that's a good fit for you, and what my work is like. And I finish with some comments about why the pandemic is actually a good time to hire one! Resources Some of this content is originally from my interview with Jen Mueller of SparkPeople.com. Learn more about your primary foods: Kale + Kryptonite™ Want to explore working with me? Sign up to tell me YOURstory! Interested in becoming a health coach? Check out the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®
21:35
March 31, 2020
mental hygiene | day 5
Read more about stress and mental hygiene on the blog, then join me every day March 23–27 for a quick episode with some easy-to-implement suggestions! Today, we're taking a look at the most important mental hygiene practice of all: listen to your mother (nature). Resources Mental hygiene infographic—image Mental hygiene infographic—pdf You can find me online at Simply: Health Coaching.
15:59
March 27, 2020
mental hygiene | day 4
Read more about stress and mental hygiene on the blog, then join me every day March 23–27 for a quick episode with some easy-to-implement suggestions! Today, we're taking a look at disconnecting from primary foods that don't nourish us and reconnecting more deeply with those that do. Resources The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Atomic Habits by James Clear Simply: Health Coaching's Kale + Kryptonite exercise How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price Christine Hassler's podcast, Over it and on with it You can find me online at Simply: Health Coaching.
17:05
March 26, 2020
mental hygiene | day 3
Read more about stress and mental hygiene on the blog, then join me every day March 23–27 for a quick episode with some easy-to-implement suggestions! Today, your presence is requested! We're going to tackle stress and anxiety brought on by "future living." Check out The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. You can find me online at Simply: Health Coaching.
15:23
March 25, 2020
mental hygiene | day 2
Read more about stress and mental hygiene on the blog, then join me every day March 23–27 for a quick episode with some easy-to-implement suggestions! Today, get mindful about your language, then take your pick from 4 super simple reframes you can use to change your thoughts and emotions ... and your perception of reality. Check out The Work of Byron Katie. You can find me online at Simply: Health Coaching.
14:47
March 24, 2020
mental hygiene | day 1
Read more about stress and mental hygiene on the blog, then join me every day March 23–27 for a quick episode with some easy-to-implement suggestions! Today, get mindful about your breathing, then take your pick from 4 super simple breathing exercises you can use at any time to hit the pause button, ground, and center yourself. You can get more information about these techniques at the links below:  4-7-8 breath  box breathing  2x breathing  alternate nostril breathing You can find me online at Simply: Health Coaching.
21:13
March 23, 2020
join me for 5 days of mental hygiene!
This week, I'll be putting up an episode a day with simple mental hygiene tips for a time of pandemic-induced stress. Read more about stress and mental hygiene on the blog, then join me every day March 23–27 for a quick episode with some easy-to-implement suggestions!
02:44
March 22, 2020
love in the time of corona | my gift to you!
I've been thinking about how I can be of service in these difficult times—and I've found a way to do so! To register for my free offerings, visit https://is.gd/freecoachingwithliza
03:35
March 19, 2020
lockdown survival(ist)
We'll get back to the regular programming of the podcast—and given the pan(dem)ic going on these days, I wanted to bring you some quick thoughts on how to survive lockdown, self-imposed or otherwise. Resources mentioned Fl!p Your K!tchen Quarantine Survival Special A blog post about sleep—with a list of sleep hygiene tips at the end Episode sponsors Anchor podcasting app
08:15
March 18, 2020
simply: health coaching trailer
New from Simply: Health Coaching—it's a podcast! Here's your chance to find out what's on the menu!
02:47
March 17, 2020