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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

By Meera Chawda
Our health begins with our thoughts. Without healthy thought processes, it’s hard to ever enjoy or make meaning out of what we achieve in our lives. So let’s talk mind over matter - resilience, championing our inner selves, and personal growth. *Special thank-you to the DukeofEd Canada, Canada Corps and the Government of Canada for funding and sponsoring this non-profit passion project. Visit my website:
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06 | being your own source of empowerment & men's mental health with Josh White
today i'm sitting down with Joshua White, an incredibly passionate men's health advocate and undergraduate student studying history and political science. here is a little bit about Josh: he spends a lot of his time outdoors, thinking and philosophizing, and exercising. Josh also has dedicated his social media to advocating for men’s health and mental health, and overall enjoys brightening people’s day. you can find him on Instagram @jash_white.  we discuss everything from his shaking personal experience of having his mom diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer (you can visit her inspiring instagram handle: @thrivenutritionandyoga), doing personal growth work, what it means to be "cool", and how men's mental health needs attention NOW. our conversation was such a blast and i know you will enjoy it too! 
April 5, 2021
05 | transform your self-talk into a superpower with Molly Kennedy
Today I sit down and have a powerful conversation with Ironman Triathlete & Resilience Speaker, Molly Kennedy. Molly grew up in a dysfunctional family with addiction, abuse, neglect, abandonment, suffered from an eating disorder, was suicidal and a runaway at 15 years of age. Despite all the odds, Molly persevered forward to become a bodybuilding champion, an Empire State Games Gold Medalist, has finished a full Ironman Triathlon, worked as a health educator, coach and now tells her story internationally to youth.   In this episode, we talk about why it's important to shift your mindset by "do the work", how negative self-talk changes the way you show up, and what kinds of opportunities vulnerability has created for Molly.  Molly is the author of the book, “Creating the Champion Within: How to Get UP When Life Knocks You Down”. You can visit her website here & follow her on her Instagram (and Facebook, Twitter) social media @flipyour20_. Book Molly as a speaker for your next event: 
March 22, 2021
04 | burnout & protecting your energy
sit down with me today & let's talk about burnout & protecting our energies. especially in a time of the global pandemic, this can be hard. even though we're at home, we mistakenly assume that people have permission to access our energy 24/7 - which inevitably leaves us feeling exhausted, burnt out and overwhelmed. it's something i'm learning to get better at as well - so let's talk!
March 8, 2021
03 | building resilience & taking risks with Sarah Wells - The Olympian
In episode 3, I am accompanied by Canadian Olympian and resilience speaker, Sarah Wells! Sarah speaks about how she overcame obstacles in her athletic career and how she dealt with her setbacks. You might have seen her compete in the 2012 London Olympics, 2015 Pan Am Games Toronto, and The Amazing Race Canada. In this episode, Sarah offers 3 pieces of advice to anyone who wants to build their resilience; we also talk about taking risks, how challenges have made us grow, and a fun rapid fire round of questions!  The book Sarah spoke about: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth How you can book Sarah for speaking:; instagram & twitter: @sarahwells400mh
February 22, 2021
02 | let your hardships be your turning points
today, we're getting vulnerable and talking about the hardships and obstacles we face. and how it's so hard to put mind over matter in those situations but going through rough waters can make us realize how absolutely resilient we are. i share my experience after being in an unfortunate incident & having to navigate the criminal justice system - all while i faced difficult emotions. we often ask ourselves "why me?" while we go through rough waters as well. but i'm going to let you answer that question in this episode. so here's a quick breakdown of what we talk about on today's episode: • i share my story about how i found my "why me?" • i share my victim impact statement + pieces of advice that really helped me create my own turning point • why self-victimization is self-sabotage. LINKS: Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566 (24/7) or text 45645 (4 pm to 12 am ET). Crisis Line: (416) 408-4357 Survivor Support Program: (416) 595-1716.
February 8, 2021
01 | why doing the inside work matters
let's talk INSIDE WORK! each episode will consist of a thought-provoking question which  i'll ask you at the beginning. we'll then revisit it at the end of the  episode, i'll share some of my thoughts on that question + i'll tie it  into our episode! - a fun way for us to do the "inside work" together. here a little sneak peek on episode 01: • an intro about who i am, how i got into wellness + meditative practices • where you can begin on your wellness journey if you're just starting out • what it means to do the "inside work" and why it's more valuable to start inside first • a quick + easy strategy for you to begin
January 25, 2021
00 | intro
Welcome to the Mind over Matter podcast! Click to listen to a little bit of what we're going to talk about here, on this podcast - some of which is resilience, championing our inner selves, and translating personal growth into empowering ourselves and others!  I hope that you will join me biweekly on Mondays on your favourite podcast platform. *Thank you to the DukeofEd, Canada Corps and the Government of Canada for funding and sponsoring this non-profit passion project. *Music by Artist: Lyfo Track: High
January 13, 2021