By Simply Nurtured
Nurture your body, your mind, and your being so that you can feel your very best. Holistic health is more than nutrition, it's combining all aspects of wellness together. Each month we'll bring you inspiring and educational episodes so that you can start to look at wellness from a whole new perspective. Learn more at simplynurtured.ca
Transformational Energy Healing with Gül Sönmez - Episode 49
Often people set resolutions for transformation each January, many of which have to do with health or finances but today we're talking about transformational energy healing! Gül Sönmez is a Transformational Energy Coach, internationally renowned for her ability to channel people’s past traumas and buried memories so they can overcome anxieties, self-doubt, and stressors in order to live aligned, purposeful lives. After 15 years of working at large multinational corporations like P&G, Coca-Cola and achieving a seemingly pitch-perfect life, Gül began to manifest pain and injuries in her body. Only after her transformation healing journey did she realize her ability to channel energy and step into the life she wanted, not what others expected of her. In an act of pivotal, radical self-care, Gül left her native Turkey and moved to Luxembourg, leaving her job, marriage, friends, and teachers behind for a corporate job at Amazon’s European HQ. This path led her to work with her first client—a friend’s son had received brain tumor surgery and they asked her if she could provide healing for him at the hospital. On the surface, it seemed as though Gül was his healer, but in reality, he was hers. As the famous poet Rumi once famously said, “What you seek is seeking you.” Through her incredible gifts, Gül has not only radically changed her own life, but has profoundly redesigned the lives of others around her while forging her path as a 6-figure entrepreneur. In her own words, she is “not healing or sending energies to make you feel better for a short period of time; you are walking along this transformational path to initiate profound changes in your inner world.” Resources: Website: www.purposefulvibes.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +00352338144 Facebook: /purposefulvibes Instagram: @gulsonmez___ LinkedIn: /in/gulsonmez
January 12, 2022
Let's Talk About Your Alcohol Consumption with Karolina Rzadkowolska - Episode 48
Let's talk about your alcohol consumption. And before you completely dismiss this topic and turn back to your glass of wine... I think considering "why" we drink is worth a discussion. Recently, I've personally noticed less and less desire to have alcohol and I think that mostly stems from realizing I don't feel like myself the next day as my body detoxifies it from my system. Though I was skeptical at first to have a conversation about an alcohol-free life, I do believe that our next guest on the Nurture Me Podcast has some very valid (scientific) points on how alcohol actually affects our bodies. Karolina Rzadkowolska is a certified alcohol-free life coach who helps powerful women make alcohol insignificant in their lives. She’s worked with thousands of clients through her online courses and coaching to change their drinking habits and unleash a new level of health, happiness, and potential to go after their biggest dreams. In episode no. 48, we talk about: How alcohol impacts your body and brain What you can expect from a break from alcohol Other healthy coping mechanisms Living an alcohol-free life (even temporarily) Resources: Website: www.euphoricaf.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/euphoric.af/ Podcast: https://euphoricaf.com/the-podcast
January 05, 2022
Understanding Ayurveda with Parm Saggu - Episode 47
As an inquisitive mind, I wanted to learn more about Ayurveda after briefly touching on it in school and seeing it all over my Instagram. So, as per usual, I found an expert! Parm Saggu is an engineer turned spiritual teacher. Her spiritual journey led her from feeling lost, stuck and alone in life to finding her purpose and giving back to the world in a way that resonates with her. She now guides spiritual seekers through their spiritual awakening, limiting beliefs and blockages to higher states of consciousness and fulfillment in life, a gift that she believes is everyone’s right. We talk about: What led her to become a spiritual teacher What is Ayurveda? What are doshas? How Ayurveda can help us improve our physical and mental health How Ayurveda can deepen our spiritual practice Resources: Website: https://parmsyoga.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/parmsyoga To discover your Ayurvedic profile, try this quiz by Banyan Botanicals: https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/dosha-quiz/ To read more about the Ayurvedic doshas and their role in your life, read Parm’s blog post here: https://parmsyoga.com/ayurveda/ Parm also has a few different freebies that will help you on your spiritual path: 1. The Spiritual Secrets of Clearing your Space – https:// http://parmsyoga.com/spiritual-secrets-of-clearing-your-space 2. A free yoga class to soothe the body, mind and soul and help you reconnect with your authentic self – https://parmsyoga.com/free-yoga-class/ 3. A monthly newsletter – https://parmsyoga.com/newsletter/
December 01, 2021
Mastering Your Mindset with Stephani Hepburn - Episode 46
As you know, I believe mindset to be more than half the battle when we're confronting change, especially when it comes to our health. This is why I wanted to chat with a mindset expert! Stephani Hepburn is one of the UK's leading transformational Master Life Coaches, specialising in helping frustrated corporate professionals build profitable, purpose-driven online businesses, doing work they love, so they no longer need to rely on their corporate pay cheque and set themselves up for a highly profitable life on THEIR terms. She works with professionals, corporates and early-stage entrepreneurs internationally and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council at Master Level. We talk about: How our mindset impacts our success What the most common mental blocks are How we can identify & combat our limiting beliefs Specific tools/strategies that are most helpful for improving mindset Resources: Website: mindsetsuccess.co/bio Instagram: @mindsetsuccess.co Podcast: anchor.fm/mindsetsuccess Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/mindsetsuccess.co or facebook.com/groups/purposetoprofit To access your free guide to the mindset strategies: dreamlifeplanner.com
November 25, 2021
Understanding Beliefs with Kari Owens - Episode 45
We often don't consider where our beliefs come from or how our beliefs may be the thing that's holding us back. But our next guest, on the Nurture Me Podcast, explains beliefs in a way that makes sense and provides insight in what to do to move forward. Kari Owens is a life coach, mindset practitioner, host of the Soul Power Podcast and creator of the Sacred Self Journal. Kari has coached hundreds of women into greater self-acceptance and grounded confidence. Kari’s coaching programs help guide women worldwide to break free from limiting beliefs, build their self-confidence, and awaken their inner resilience. Her biggest mission is to help women see themselves beyond what lies on the surface, into deep life satisfaction that comes from owning who you are and embracing yourself fully. Through her coaching, courses and podcast, Kari helps thousands change the relationship with themselves. We talk about: How our beliefs formed and where they come from What are limiting beliefs? How we can identify limiting beliefs How changing our limiting beliefs impact our lives How we can combat our limiting beliefs Resources: Instagram: www.instagram.com/karisfullsoul Soul Power Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soul-power-podcast/id1515835355 Free download Change Your Beliefs Worksheet: Kariowens.com/beliefs Beliefs Breakthrough Course: kariowens.com/breakthrough
November 17, 2021
Healing through Creativity with Lindsey Rose - Episode 44
I think as adults, many of us forget the power of self-expression through creativity. I love how our next guest redefines creativity to work for you and explains how everyone is creative in their own way. Lindsey Rose is a self-proclaimed Creative Alchemist and the mind behind Mystik Rose Arts. Her intention in all of her offerings through Mystik Rose is to inspire others to heal themselves through creative acts such as dance, art, and storytelling. Using these elements of creation in her workshops she is able to offer a sacred space for participants to begin the process of self-inquiry and healing. Lindsey has a lengthy background within the arts and creative spheres. When she was young she trained in dance and was in advanced art placements; eventually receiving a degree in Liberal Arts. Between her formative and college years however, Lindsey stopped all dancing and creating; eventually realizing as an adult that she was starved for these healing acts. So she became Certified as a JourneyDance Guide in 2017 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Ayurveda in the Berkshires. This was her gateway to all acts if creativity that year she also began painting, drawing, and writing poetry again. With the knowledge that her creativity was a catalyst in her healing, she wanted to offer this to others through Mystik Rose Arts Creation in 2020 which began with the selling of her art on Etsy. As her creation developed she found the most joy in offerings such as The Goddess Round Table which brings empowerment specifically to women in collective. She also has developed a branding and content creation subset called Creative Soul Branding assisting women to tell their business story and share their passions. The future endeavours of Mystik Rose Arts and Lindsey include both live and virtual workshops centred around empowering women in a collective setting. We talk about: • What is a creative alchemist? • Why creativity is so important for the soul • What roles movement plays in creative expression • Why creative expression can be so healing Resources: Website & upcoming events: www.mystikrosearts.com Instagram & Facebook: @mystikrosearts
November 10, 2021
Alignment + Wellness with Meagan Wood - Episode 43
I love all things wellness and I think it's so key to understand how alignment plays into our health & wellness journeys. Meagan Wood is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who believes in a holistic approach to better health and enriched living for women everywhere. Her work is founded on the belief that “life was never meant to be done alone” which is why she became a coach; to come alongside her clients as a pillar of support. At Berries & Water, Nourishment Coaching, Meagan prioritizes her clients’ individual goals, and helps them create a path of least resistance to their desired outcomes through nutritional education, heart-based healing, compassion and love. We talk about: • What led Meagan to a career in health and wellness • Defining alignment • What it means to live in alignment with your health & wellness journey • I think there’s a lot of noise online about different diets and what you “should” be doing in regards to wellness. How she helps others navigate the online space • What roles "discovering who you are" play in your wellness journey • The work that Meagan does Resources: Website : berriesandwater.com Instagram : @berriesandwater Pinterest : Berries & Water / Meagan Wood Facebook : facebook.com/berriesandwater Email : email@example.com
November 03, 2021
What is Gestalt Therapy with Nikita Matijas - Episode 42
When I first heard the term Gestalt therapy, I was intrigued and wanted to learn more so... I invited an expert on the show! Nikita is a Gestalt therapist turned professional coach, helping women get off the hamster wheel to step into being high-performers by leveraging their mindset & Human Design. Influenced by her therapy background, she has a holistic approach centred in the here and now, whilst helping you take more aligned action to achieve your goals. We talk about: • How we are seeing a shift in how we view mental health as a society and why is that key to our overall health • What is Gestalt therapy? • Conditions may Gestalt therapy help with (and not help with) • How gestalt therapy is different from other forms of psychology • How Nikita incorporates Gestalt therapy into her coaching Resources: Instagram: www.instagram.com/nk.lifecoaching Website: www.nkdevelopment.co
October 20, 2021
Innate Body Wisdom with Natalie Orr - Episode 41
I often talk about tuning into your body and letting it guide your nutrition choices and I love how our next guest explains that innate body wisdom! Natalie Orr is a Dance Expert and Life Coach specializing in the transformational power of dance and innate body wisdom. She has 15 years of experience teaching different dance styles, including ballet, commercial, salsa and samba. She has a Masters degree in Dance Anthropology and combines her knowledge as a professional dancer and teacher with mindfulness and mindset tools she learned from becoming a certified Master Life Coach. As well as her coaching sessions and programmes she also teaches regular dance classes in Madrid. Natalie has two YouTube channels where she shares her love of dance and living a healthy, fulfilling life with her online communities. We talk about: • The body’s innate wisdom • How dance helps us transform • How to find joy in movement • How mindfulness plays into finding freedom through movement • How to feel more connected to your body through dance Resources: Website: https://www.nataliedanza.com/privatecoaching?r_done=1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natalieorr.co/ and https://www.instagram.com/nataliedanza/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NatalieOrr and https://www.youtube.com/c/NatalieDanzaBallet
October 13, 2021
Transformational Hypnotherapy with Jessica Betancourt - Episode 40
I am very excited to share Transformational Hypnotherapy and the immediate impact it can have on our lives with our next guest, Jessica Betancourt! Jessica is a California native currently living in Spain with her husband, 3 kids, a baby on the way, and a giant dog. She is a certified Health Coach and Life Coach through Health Coach Institute and a licensed Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapist. Her specialty is helping Women eradicate addictive behaviour with food, alcohol, sugar, and tobacco by freeing them of negative emotions that have been lingering around from the past, via Transformational Coaching and Hypnotherapy. We talk about: • How Jessica helps women • What transformational hypnotherapy is • The areas/issues hypnotherapy can really help with • How hypnotherapy can help us reframe old beliefs • How to prepare for a hypnotherapy session Resources: Website: https://blessedvida.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blessedvida.hypnotherapy/?hl=en
October 06, 2021
How to Quit Bingeing on Sugar with Maria Bonita - Episode 39
Sugar is a topic that comes up a lot in my conversations with clients, and usually, they're the first to tell me that they're addicted to sugar. Often it can truly feel like we're addicted to sugar which leads us to what seems like never-ending sugar binges... Which is why I knew this is an important conversation to have! Maria Bonita is a Holistic Health & EFT Practitioner that helps womxn get in alignment by healing their relationship with sugar & food. We talk about: • What led her to a career in health and wellness • How sugar impacts our health • Sugar vs fruit sugar (fructose) • What is sugar addiction? • How we can get off the sugar train • Tools and methods helpful in ending sugar binges Resources: Website: thevidabonita.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/thevidabonita
September 29, 2021
Shining a light on Postpartum Moods with Cheyenne Burnett - Episode 38
As someone who is a huge fan of holistic health and a trained doula, I knew this was an important (and informative!) conversation to have. I love how the founder of MYMOOD® Vitamins, Cheyenne Burnett, breaks down postpartum moods and gives us a natural solution! Cheyenne Burnett is an entrepreneur, author, educator, and most importantly, a wife and mother. As a new mom, more than once she felt totally blindsided by the entire postpartum period. She knew life after having her son would be different, but it was really hard for her, as a first-time mom, to wrap her head around just HOW different. She thought, “This is an amazing, joyous time in my life, how could I possibly be THAT overwhelmed by all the changes that come with it?” But the reality is no conversation she had prepared her for the sleep deprivation, the feeding struggles, the baby blues, wildly intrusive thoughts, or the postpartum anxiety and depression… not even conversations with her doctor. It only took a few days after delivery for her to experience a shift in her mood so severe that it felt like all the joy in the world spilled out of her and when she called her doctor things only got worse because the only solutions she was offered was to meet with a therapist (when they could fit her in) and discuss antidepressants. Since she'd had a bad experience with antidepressants in the past, she really didn't want to go that route this time. Instead, she reached back out to her Nurse and Midwife and began really digging into all-natural solutions. After a long year of serious pushing (pun intended), testing and retesting over 30 different vitamins, minerals, and herbs, MYMOOD® Vitamins was born! The first EVER all-natural supplement, specifically designed to help alleviate the symptoms of postpartum depression such as mood swings, irritability, intrusive thoughts, sleeplessness, high anxiety, and more. Now she has dedicated her life to helping moms just like you who are experiencing the same symptoms she did, take back control of their mood and actually enjoy the postpartum phase without the use of medication. We talk about: • What led her to start an all-natural postpartum supplement company • What some symptoms of postpartum depression (and other postpartum mood disorders) we should be aware of • How are MYMOOD® Vitamins different and why we need them • Where we can find MYMOOD® Vitamins Resources: Website: www.mymoodvitamins.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mymoodvitamins Instagram: @mymoodvitamins Download Cheyenne's E-Book: A Fear Free Birth - Your guide for how to prepare for a natural birth!
September 22, 2021
A New York Fashion Designer's take on Body Image with Nic Hyl - Episode 37
I believe this to be one of the most impactful conversations about body image. When given the opportunity to interview a New York Fashion Designer, you know I jumped at the chance! Nic Hyl is the founder and creative director of New York’s emerging and award-winning swimwear, clothing and activewear brand, Nic Hyl Clothing. As a lover of travel, fitness, fashion and having previously worked in the fashion industry for brands including Norma Kamali and Ralph Lauren, Nic has taken her experience, Jamaican roots, and Florida upbringing to create a brand inspired by her love of quality fashion and a vacation-inspired lifestyle. “It’s the beauty of fashion that I see on a daily basis on New York City streets coupled with my Florida roots and Jamaican culture, that has inspired me to create a swimwear and lifestyle brand so that fashionable women can translate their personal style to the beach, pool or wherever their lives take them. My goal is to celebrate a wider definition of beauty for every body, everywhere; one uniquely beautiful garment at a time." – Nic Hyl We talk about: • What body positivity means • Why body positivity is so important and needed in the fashion industry • The role fashion plays in our self-esteem • The term “plus-size” • How she supports body inclusivity at her brand Resources: Website: www.nichyl.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/nichylclothing/
September 15, 2021
Understanding Essential Oils with Dr. Alishia Alibhai - Episode 36
I've been hearing a lot about essential oils in the wellness space but I had a lot of questions regarding how they could enhance my life, where to find them, how to choose the right ones (because there are soooo many!). So, I reached out to an expert, Dr. Alishia Alibhai. Dr. Alishia Alibhai is a Social Psychologist, International Soul Coaching® Practitioner trainer, Past Life Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, International Speaker and essential oil lover! She has integrated aromatherapy in both her personal life as well as her private practice for over 10 years. Her soul’s mission is to guide people on their journey towards personal growth, healing and transformation and to support them in creating a life aligned with their innermost desires. We talk about: • What essential oils are • Why we should use essential oils • How to choose the right essential oils • The best way to use essential oils • Dr. Alishia's favourite essential oils • Where we can get essential oils Resources: Website: www.divinebliss.ca Instagram: @alishiaalibhai Facebook: www.facebook.com/DivineBlissCalgary Free Guide: Balancing Emotions with Essential Oils - https://www.alishiamalibhai.com/free-resources.html
September 08, 2021
Connecting to Your Body with Dance with Lisa Ryding - Episode 35
As someone who loves a good dance party, I never considered the power of dance to transform how we view our bodies. I love how Lisa explains how dance helped her learn to connect to her body like she never had before! Lisa Ryding, a Swedish law graduate who ran a sports shop, went travelling and ended up starting a dance business in Colombia before starting to coach women on overcoming their fears and insecurities around their bodies to live life confidently right now. She believes that if we can accept ourselves more as we are, we will be more accepting towards other women, and this world will be a better place to grow up in. She loves travelling, chocolate, workouts, hugs, and wine and my biggest fears are the dark, and wasps. She believes that life is meant to be truly lived and enjoyed, whatever that means for YOU! We talk about: • How Lisa discovered dance • The impact dance has had on her body image • Why she believes dance can be so healing • How to get started with dance Resources: www.instagram.com/lisa_ryding www.facebook.com/lisa.ryding
August 25, 2021
Self-Care is NOT Optional with Desiree Argentina - Episode 34
If you've been struggling with self-care, here's the reminder you need to start putting yourself first! I absolutely love how Desiree breaks down self-care in this episode. Desiree Argentina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She worked as a therapist in a mental health clinic for years and now provides mental health to middle and high school students. Desiree is passionate about helping those that struggle with their mental health. She runs a wellness and mental health Facebook group and is the podcast host of The Wellness Project with Des. We talk about: Defining self-care How self-care impacts our mental health Why so many put self-care on the back burner Self-care tips Resources: Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/accordingtodes Instagram: instagram.com/the.wellness.project.with.des TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@des_arg.lcsw? Podcast: anchor.fm/thewellnessprojectwithdes Website: accordingtodes.com
August 11, 2021
Empowered Pregnancy with April Lovett - Episode 33
Education is power which is why I wanted to sit down with a colleague, April Lovett! April is the founder of Unfold Motherhood, a prenatal yoga studio in Brea, CA. She is also a birth doula, childbirth educator and prenatal yoga teacher trainer with a decade of experience. Recently April has been creating online courses and coaching programs for expectant mamas to help them have the best experience possible while also finding community online. We talk about: Tips for pregnant mothers, how to prepare for birth, the 4th trimester, and tips for the postpartum journey. Resources: Website: unfoldmotherhood.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unfoldmotherhood/
July 28, 2021
Aligning with Purpose with Mandy Balak - Episode 32
If you’re an entrepreneur or wanting you’re wanting to start a side hustle or maybe you're feeling a bit lost in the last year-and-a-half during this pandemic… You need to tune into today’s episode. Mandy Balak is the Founder, CEO, & Chief-Hype-Woman at The Ace Collective. She founded The Ace Collective in January of 2017 with a brunch series which is when she realized but it wasn't just brunch, it was a movement. Over the next five years, she expanded her heart's mission across the country with live events in six cities, created online courses, launched the Ace Talks podcast, and has facilitated their signature Rise conferences and retreats. Each event opened her eyes to the need for a vulnerable, real and raw connection and lessons learned in the trenches. I witnessed the magic that happens when women support and celebrate each other. Dreams become brighter, goals become bigger and self-confidence soars. This is what makes the ACE community so powerful! We talk about: Her journey to form The Ace Collective, what women empowerment means & why it's important, how to step out of the comparison game, and creating a global community. Resources: Grab a Free Trial to the Ace Collective: https://hello.theacecollective.com/getstarted Instagram: @theacecollective_ Facebook: facebook.com/theacecollective
July 14, 2021
How to Quit Mindless Eating - Episode 31
A popular question I receive is... "How do I know the difference between emotional and physical hunger?" So, this week on the Nurture Me Podcast, I'm flying solo to chat all about the mindless eating which comes with emotional eating and how to tell the difference between the two! And of course, a few tips to begin to shift those mindless eating tendencies. In this episode, I talk about: what mindless eating is emotional vs physical hunger hunger and fullness cues how and why to eat more mindfully Resources FREE Download: https://www.simplynurtured.ca/mindful 21-Day Mindful Eating Challenge: https://simplynurtured.thinkific.com/courses/21-day-mindful-eating-challenge Instagram: @simplynurtured & @nurturemepodcast
June 28, 2021
Redefining Feminine Leadership with Michelle Hrycauk Nassif - Episode 30
I've been thinking a lot about leadership lately and how one can be a leader in their own lives in general. I think that we usually define leaders as someone who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. I do believe leadership shows up in different ways and it doesn't have to look like the conventional definition of leadership. So, I love this idea of redefining leadership on our terms as this week's podcast guest explained. This week on the Nurture Me Podcast, I'm joined by Michelle Hrycauk Nassif, Founder & CEO of I AM A Feminine Leader, to chat all about Feminine Leadership. Michelle Hrycauk Nassif is Founder & CEO of I AM A Feminine Leader and Creative Director of I AM Editorials. As a self-proclaimed Holistic Producer, Michelle helps female founders and entrepreneurs create embodied experiences where purpose-driven women create meaningful impact. She believes that by nurturing and encouraging women to express themselves authentically they are elevated to a state of consciousness that enriches their lives and the world around them. Michelle creates and facilitates experiences so women connect, build relationships, and courageously RISE as the Feminine Leader they were born to be. I AM Editorials is a creative expression of storytelling and artistry created to inspire women and mothers to own their femininity and define their unique leadership style. Wife and mother of two daughters, Michelle is currently living a dream expat lifestyle in Puerto Rico! In this episode, we talk about: defining feminine leadership means how leadership shows up in our daily lives how feminine leadership shows up in motherhood the most important conversations to have with our daughters how Michelle helps women become leaders in their own lives Resources Website: www.iamafeminineleader.com Margot Community: www.margotcommunity.com/find-a-mentor/p/michelle-hrycauk-nassif?rq=michelle%20hrycauk%20nassif Instagram: @iamafeminineleader
June 14, 2021
A Look into Theta Healing with Asia Wishart - Episode 29
I wanted to introduce you to an incredible woman with whom I've personally worked with. Healers have been a big part of my journey over the last few years and when I first heard about Theta Healing I was intrigued. So meet Asia, a spiritual life coach and energy healing practitioner. She runs a soul-led online coaching business with the goal of showing women how to heal their past so that they can reclaim their intuition and manifest their version of the epic life! A lot of the time, as women we have these huge visions for what we desire to call entire lives but based on things that have happened to us in the past, traumas that we went through as children, and evidence that we have collected all along the way in life, we start to take on beliefs around not being good enough, not being worthy, and thinking that these deep heartfelt desires we have are more like pipe dreams than actual pursuits, and Asia is here to break that paradigm up! It is her purpose to show others that once we clear up the blocks that we have around where we believe we’re limited (in life, in relationships, in self-worth) we gain access to developing a deeper relationship with the divine and creating a new kind of life inspired based off of the intuitive guidance and inspiration that we all have access to! It is your birthright to heal. It is your birthright to have a connection with Source. It is your birthright to know that you are worthy of having that desires of your heart and the work that I do with my clients is to lead you back to that place of remembering how divine you are! It’s about coming home to you. It’s about unlearning the things that have you capped in life, and it’s truly her honour to hold the light for others. We talk about: How she became a healer, what Theta Healing is, how it is different than shamanism or other types of energy healing, types of issues/problems she helps people heal, what a typical session looks like and how one prepares for theta healing. Resources Instagram: @the.asia.wishart Book a session with Asia: https://calendly.com/wishartcoaching
May 31, 2021
Managing Anxiety with Provisional Psychologist, Brittney Giacchetta - Episode 28
Does the global pandemic have your anxiety at an all-time high? Today, I'm joined by Provisional Psychologist, Brittney Giacchetta to discuss all things anxiety, including tools and tips that you can implement right now. Brittney is a Provisional Psychologist working out of Serenity Now Wellness Centre in Calgary. Brittney specializes in mood disorders (primarily anxiety and depression), trauma, addiction, and chronic pain. With deep compassion for others, Brittney has built her practice around therapeutic modalities which are strengths-based, client-led, and trauma-informed. When not providing psychological services, Brittney can be found in the mountains, reading, trying new foods, and spending time with her loved ones. We talk about: What anxiety is and how someone would recognize signs of anxiety, the different types of anxiety, causes of anxiety, panic attacks, and tools & tips to manage anxiety. Resources: Learn more: serenitynowwellness.ca/calgary-therapists-2/brittney-giacchetta-mc/ Instagram: @silverliningtherapy Facebook: facebook.com/yycsilverliningtherapy/
May 17, 2021
Improve Your Digestive Health with Dr. Blessing Anyatonwu - Episode 27
Are you struggling with digestive issues? Today, I'm joined by Dr. Blessing Anyatonwu to discuss the importance of digestion and how you can start digesting better. Dr. Blessing Anyatonwu helps busy, professional women lose weight, have more energy, and balance their hormones by helping them set clear boundaries and create a step-by-step plan to improve their digestive health. She helps women identify the cause of their bloating, stomach pain, constipation, fatigue; and teaches them how to select nutritious foods as well as implement healthy habits that complement their lifestyles. She has an M.S. in Human Nutrition and a Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport and she is also Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified. We talk about: Why is digestive health so important, How stress affects our gut health, The importance of proper elimination, Key signs that you may need some digestive support, and Key foods for optimal gut health. Resources: Learn more: drblessinga.com Instagram: @drblessinga Podcast: The Wellthier Together Pop Up Podcast on iTunes and Spotify
April 26, 2021
Calling All Moms! The Importance of Self-Care with Jenn Martson - Episode 26
Self-care can be hard, especially for Moms. I sat down with Wellness Coach and Mom, Jenn Martson, to chat about why self-care is so important and how to implement it in your busy Mom schedule. Be sure to tune in and click here to connect with Jenn or Amy or MB Wellness Coaching.
April 19, 2021
A Focus on Body Neutrality with Kate Emery - Episode 25
I sat down with my dear friend and colleague, Kate Emery, to chat all about body image, the body positivity movement, how focusing on body neutrality can be easier for most, and dealing with body dysmorphia. Kate holds a Masters of Arts in Counselling and is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I highly recommend that you connect with Kate on her website and over on her Instagram!
April 12, 2021
How to Improve Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem with Elisaveta Pavlova - Episode 24
Our self-confidence and self-esteem impact every facet of our lives. Elisaveta Pavlova holds a Doctorate in Psychology and has made it her lives work to help others improve their confidence and self-esteem. In this episode, she breaks down the different areas of confidence and provides some real tips on how to start improving your self-confidence today! You can follow Elisaveta online at Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter. I also recommend you check out her online course: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BODY CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM. Use the code: OnlineCourse100$Off in the next 72 hours to save an additional $100!
July 27, 2020
Safer Skincare with Lana Seddon - Episode 23
Wanting to learn more about safer products to use on my face and body, I reached out to fellow Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Lana Seddon, who knows a whole lot more than I do on the topic. Lana suggests checking out the ewg.org for info on how safe your products are and checking out EWG Verified products that she loves here. You can also follow Lana on Instagram and if you're local to Calgary area - go check out her coffee shop!
July 20, 2020
The Benefits of Algae with Catharine Arnston - Episode 22
Nutrient-dense foods are my jam! Which is why I wanted to share everything that I learned about algae with you. Catharine Arnston of Energybits is full of algae knowledge and this superfood is about to change your life. If you want to learn even more about algae check out these articles: Why algae is FOOD not a supplement, Why the world needs algae, Dosage Charts, Algae Comparison: Spirulina algae v.s chlorella algae and COVID-19 – overview/press release on algae. And don't forget to grab 20% off your next order of Energybits with the code simplynurtured at energybits.com
June 16, 2020
Getting Comfortable with Your Pelvic Floor with Anant Grewal - Episode 21
I'm all about uncomfortable conversations and though talking about your pelvic floor may be uncomfortable, it may also save you a lot of discomforts! Anant Grewal is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist in Calgary, Alberta. Her passion for helping people is what drew me to learn more about this topic and help her expand awareness of how Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy may be just the thing that you need. Click here to learn more or book an appointment with Anant. To find a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist outside of Calgary, click here. And make sure you check out the book that Anant mentioned here.
June 08, 2020
How Exercise Affects Mental Health with Amy Brown - Episode 20
Many people hit the gym or put on a pair of running shoes to improve their physical health, which is great! But today, I chatted with Amy Brown of the Triple Mint Misfits to get the scoop on how exercise is just as beneficial for our mental health. Learn more about Amy and the Triple Mint Misfits here. You may also want to check out her blog posts: 5 Reasons Exercise Improves Mental Health and Weight Lifting is the Answer for Fat Loss and Improved Mood. Join the Triple Mint Misfits 4-week Fitness Challenge here, download a free weightlifting guide here or their habit-changing guide here.
May 25, 2020
Inspiring Holistic Movement with Mia St. Aubin - Episode 19
I’m all about finding joy and fitness is no exception. Mia St. Aubin is a fitness leader who has started a movement across Canada inspiring others to find movement that feels good in their bodies. I highly encourage you to check out MoveCamp and to learn more about Mia and what she does click here!
May 11, 2020
Conscious Relationships with Amber Kupina - Episode 18
What makes a relationship conscious? Energy healer & Shaman, Amber Kupina explains what consciousness is and how (and why) we can work on improving our relationships through consciousness. Learn more about Amber's work on her website or by following her on Instagram.
May 04, 2020
Diving into FEAR with Sarah Millan-Smyth - Episode 17
Many of us live in fear and I think the world's situation has brought that fear to the surface. So I connected with Sarah Millan-Smyth of Soul Collective YYC to learn more about fear. What is fear? How do you combat fear? How can we move through it? I know that this conversation with Sarah on fear will expand your awareness and viewpoint of fear. To connect with Sarah and join her Daily 15 Meditations click here and to follow her online click here.
April 27, 2020
Bring the JOY with Jessica Janzen - Episode 16
Do you want more JOY in your life? I know, who doesn't?! Which is why I reached out to Jessica Janzen about how to bring the joy into daily life. In this episode, Jessica shares how the loss of her son has led her to not only find joy but to bring the joy. She's also launched a foundation in his name; the Love for Lewiston Foundation. You can learn more about Jessica (and her book!) here and follow her on the gram.
April 20, 2020
Coping with a Pandemic with Kate Emery - Episode 15
I've been on an emotional roller coaster since COVID-19 reached pandemic level. This is why I reached out to Counselling Intern, Kate Emery from Serenity Now Wellness Centre. Kate provides valuable insights and tools on how we can cope mentally with a global pandemic. Click here to reach out to Kate or book a counselling session.
April 06, 2020
There's More to Yoga Than You Think with Jessi Hoey - Episode 14
For years I have wanted to incorporate yoga into my daily practice but I've had a block or a fear of doing so. Which is why I reached out to my dear friend, fellow nutrition coach, and Yoga teacher, Jessi Hoey. And while I originally contacted Jessi to learn about the physical benefits of yoga she surprised me because it is so much more than "gymnastics for adults." To learn more about Jessi and her practice click here.
March 30, 2020
Building Stress Resilience with Megan Campbell - Episode 13
During unprecedented times, stress levels are at an all-time high. Registered Provisional Psychologist, Megan Campbell, shared insights and tips on how to build stress resiliency. One of my key takeaways was to amp up self-care and I love how Megan explains what self-care truly is. Click here to connect with Megan.
March 23, 2020
Boosting Immunity with Dr. Ayla Lester - Episode 12
In the midst of cold and flu season and now the COVID-19 pandemic, I sat down with Naturopathic Doctor Ayla Lester to chat about how the immune system works and some tips on boosting your immunity. You can reach out to Dr. Ayla Lester here.
March 16, 2020
Tips for Improving Your Body Image with Jen Reddish - Episode 11
My dear friend and fellow body image advocate, Jen Reddish - Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor, sat down with me to chat about what it looks like to embrace your body. She explains how getting comfortable with being uncomfortable and getting curious about how you feel in your body. To learn more about our upcoming online workshop called Embrace Your Body & Mindful Eating click here. To get in touch with Jen or to schedule an appointment, click here.
March 09, 2020
Let's Talk Boundaries with Erin Zelinski - Episode 10
Boundaries are important in every relationship, including the relationship you have with your self. Registered Provisional Psychologist, Erin Zelinski, explains what boundaries are, how they differ for each individual and how to set boundaries in your relationships. To get in touch with Erin or to schedule an appointment, click here.
January 27, 2020
The Benefits of Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy with Lucille Rayner - Episode 9
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a subtle and gentle approach which allows the human body to naturally heal itself. Our guest, Lucille Rayner, is Certified in BCST and explains how and why BCST can aid in your healing journey. I've personally noticed the benefits of BCST in reducing my stress and anxiety because Lucille uses touch to form a connection that can help to calm the nervous system. To get in touch with Lucille or to book a BCST session click here or here.
January 06, 2020
How to Get a Quality Sleep - Episode 8
Sleep is a restorative process not only for the brain but for the whole body. It is one thing that many people take for granted with insufficient or disturbed sleep being extremely common. Improve your sleep with my 8 sleep tips!
December 02, 2019
My Top 5 Nutrition Tips - Episode 7
Let’s get real… there is a lot of information online about diets and anti-diets and conflicting information about what people should eat and not eat, and then there’s when to eat and how much to eat. I mean just google nutrition and you’ll be bombarded with various diets, opinions and tidbits. I get, it gets confusing! Which is one of the reasons I got Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Here are my top 5 nutrition tips for optimal health. Want to learn how to Spice Up Your Water? Click here to download some water inspiration. Ready to KickStart Your Health? Click here to get started.
November 26, 2019
Practicing Mindfulness with Marin McCue - Episode 6
Mindfulness is a practice that you can bring into every part of your life and it allows you to be fully present at the moment even if it is just 30 seconds, there are still benefits according to our guest, Marin McCue. Marin teaches, inspires, and leads people back into their bodies with a clear roadmap for gaining control in their life. She is a mindfulness coach, Yoga Nidra instructor and motivational speaker. Learn more about Marin at http://www.dopeame.com/
November 18, 2019
Ending Self-Sabotage - Episode 5
We all have a saboteur, the invisible inhabitant of your mind which focuses on the negative and ignores the positive. Majority of the time your saboteur is trying to protect you from a real or imagined threat to your physical and emotional survival. Your saboteur can keep you stuck and prevent you from creating the life you desire. Learn how to end the self-sabotaging behaviour that is holding you back from reaching your goals. Download a free workbook at www.simplynurtured.ca/saboteur
November 04, 2019
How People use Food to Cope with Trauma with Kate Emery - Episode 4
Trauma has been affecting and changing people’s lives, since the beginning of time. Traumatic events often cause side effects into other parts of an individual’s life. Today we’re talking to counselling intern, Kate Emery from Serenity Now Wellness center in Calgary, Alberta about how people use food to cope with trauma.
October 28, 2019
Manifesting Self-Love - Episode 3
Manifestation is the act of using your thoughts, beliefs and mindset to influence your experience. To manifest is to focus on your desire and attract it by what you think, say and do. Which is exactly the prescription for self-love. Because you can not just think and say self-love you must also be in an active practice of creating more love in your life. If you want to create even more self-love, download my free self-love workbook at simplynurtured.ca
October 21, 2019
How to Improve Body Image with Gratitude - Episode 2
Gratitude has the power to shift your relationship with your body. I encourage you to start a daily gratitude practice. Include your health, your physical appearance or the functionality of your body – whatever feels right to you that day. If you want to create even more self-love, download my free self-love workbook at simplynurtured.ca
October 10, 2019
Intro To Nurture Me - Episode 1
Welcome to Episode 1 of Nurture Me with Jenna Lessner of Simply Nurtured!
October 02, 2019