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Random Wellness Podcast

Random Wellness Podcast

By Nicole VanQuaethem
Welcome to the Random Wellness Podcast with Nicole VanQuaethem, Registered Holistic Nutritionist. This podcast shares helpful tips, real stories and honest conversations about nutrition, natural living, movement, and everything in-between to help you uplevel your health, life and mindset! The goal of this podcast is to help individuals realize that with simple changes, they too can live a happier, healthier and more balanced life. Be sure to subscribe and follow Nicole @simplynicnutrition for all things holistic nutrition and wellness and to never miss an episode!
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Ep. 52 Rachael Hunt on money mindset, manifestation and abundance
During today’s episode you will get to hear from the super talented and knowledgeable Rachael Hunt also known as @freedomrachh During the interview Rachael shared how she went from corporate to serving, all while running her blog and business and the journey that led her to the successful coaching business she has today. Rachael also shares lots of amazing information on money mindset, abundance, gratitude, manifestation, tapping, NLP, hypnoses and more. You won’t want to miss this episode! Be sure to check our her podcast That Freedom Life, on iTunes and Spotify, her website www.freedomschool.co and her instagram @freedomrachh Mentions: Joe Dispenza books Gala Darling tapping Manifest Your Life - Wayne Dyer All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:08:35
November 24, 2020
Ep. 51 Nicole Haney on entrepreneurship, travel and wellness
During today’s episode I had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing Nicole Haney who is a business coach with so much valuable knowledge and experience. Any time her and I chat we literally go on so many awesome tangents about life and business in general. Today we chatted all things: -travel -starting a business -challenges when running a business -health and wellness -our dogs, naturally… -and so much more! Head to the link in bio to listen today or anywhere you listen to podcasts! All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:12:28
November 17, 2020
Ep. 50 Liz Coyles on all things human design and living in alignment
During today’s episode get ready to learn about all things human design and living in alignment. I had the pleasure of interviewing Liz Coyles who is a Human Design Reader for Align By Design. Liz shares her personal journey and what led her to become a human design reader but also how it has helped her understand and navigate different areas of her life.   She also explains the 5 different energy and how knowing more about your human design can help you live in more alignment whether its in your career, goals, business, or relationships!    Find Liz on instagram @lizcoyles and @alignbydesignhd and head to the Align by Design website at alignbydesignhd.com  Book Mentions: The Alchemist, Untamed, Saint, Surfer, CEO, You’re a Badass at Making Money  All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:12:19
November 10, 2020
Ep. 49 Lesley Logan on making pilates accessible and how it can strengthen your body and mind
During today's episode you will get to hear from Lesley Logan who is an online pilates instructor based out of the U.S. but works with people from all around the world. Lesley shares the path that led her to pilates, what pilates actually is and the mental and physical benefits, but also how she makes it accessible to all bodies and abilities. Be sure to check her out on socials at @lesley.logan and find her classes online at https://onlinepilatesclasses.com and get a free class at: https://onlinepilatesclasses.com/lp/free-class/  Mentions Books: Big Magic and The Big Leap  All music is by: Joakim Karud
51:22
November 3, 2020
Ep. 48 Martina Biljan on making spirituality more accessible
During this episode I had the pleasure of welcoming back Martina Biljan. We talked specifically about making spirituality more accessible, using these different tools for stress management and what it is like having a partner who is not on the same spiritual journey as you. Don't forget to check out episode 2 from season 1 to hear my original interview with Martina! Mentions in this episode include the books, Body Keeps Score, Untamed, Witch by Lisa Lister, and Sapiens as well as the podcast Almost 30, tc series Ancient Aliens and fitness class called "The Class".  All music is by: Joakim Karud
58:09
October 27, 2020
Ep. 47 Olivia Heine on clutter, streamlining your business and intentional living
In today's epsiode I had the lovely Olivia Heine who is a Declutter Life Coach (@declutteredintentions). Olivia shares her personal journey and how her coaching business today actually stems from past events leading back to her childhood. Olivia shares some insight into decluttering and some of the deeper rooted emotions and issues that may be linked to certain clutter pain points as well as some other great tips in terms of streamlining your business and even every day life!  Mentions: Book - You're a Badass  All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:01:01
October 20, 2020
Ep. 46 Cravings? Willpower? The REAL reason you may always be hungry
Are you always hungry? Check out of my new solo episode where I talk about cravings, "willpower" and why you may actually be hungry and have cravings! There is a lot of misconceptions around these topics which can lead to disordered eating, blood sugar issues, and more. Tune into to learn more about what is to come for season to and general life and business updates! We would love to hear YOU! Email all your questions and topic suggestions to info@simplynicnutrition.com  All music is by: Joakim Karud
17:57
October 13, 2020
Ep. 45 Joe VanQuaethem on business, athletics and farming
Today's guest is extra special because I interviewed my brother, Joe VanQuaethem who is a farmer in southwestern Ontario. During this episode we chatted all things farming including technology in farming, misconceptions and also business practices. Joe also grew up playing competitive sports so he shared his journey playing sports as a child and how it shaped it life today. We also chatted about the wellness space from a males perspective and how hard it is on males to also live up to the unrealistic expectations shown in the media/social media. Although Joe lives under a rock you can find the farm on instagram @vanquaethemfarms and @vqhfarms All music is by: Joakim Karud
2:04:18
October 6, 2020
Ep. 44 Amy Rohrer on Ayurveda PLUS a guided meditation
On today's episode I had the pleasure of having @yoga_with_amy back on the podcast who is a yoga and meditation teacher and an Ayurveda Wellness Counsellor.  Amy shares all about Ayurveda, the different doshas and their characteristics, as well as some lifestyle and nutrition tips.  Amy also talks about the different types of meditation followed by an actual guided meditation which you can find at about the 1 hour mark!  If you want to learn more about Amy and her journey, head to Ep. 20 from Season 1 of the podcast!  Mentions in the podcast include: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, Joe Dispenza meditations, Calm App All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:13:22
September 29, 2020
Ep. 43 Are you experiencing changes in your health during quarantine?
During this episode Nicole talks about some of the common changes in health that herself and her clients have been experiencing during quarantine and some basic tips that may help support your health. Tune into to learn more about what is to come for season to and general life and business updates! We would love to hear YOU! Email all your questions and topic suggestions to info@simplynicnutrition.com  All music is by: Joakim Karud
27:02
September 22, 2020
Ep. 42 Jass Stupack on business and digestive health
In this episode I had the great pleasure of chatting with Jass from @nourishwithjass who is a nutritionist, owner of Leaves and overall lovely human. Jass chares her personal journey, what it has been like running her nutrition practice, starting her newer business venture, Leaves and also chats quick about parasite and candida cleansing. Find her at @nourishwithjass or www.nourishwithjass.com  Parasite ebook: https://www.nourishwithjass.com/shop/the-parasite-protocol All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:12:31
September 15, 2020
Ep. 41 Welcome back to season 2 of the Random Wellness Podcast
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Random Wellness Podcast with your host Nicole VanQuaethem, Registered Holisitc Nutritionist and owner of Simply Nic. Tune into to learn more about what is to come for season to and general life and business updates! We would love to hear YOU! Email all your questions and topic suggestions to info@simplynicnutrition.com  All music is by: Joakim Karud
44:58
September 8, 2020
Ep. 40 Robyn Srigley on the birth control pill, PCOS and endometriosis
I can't believe that this is the FINAL episode of season 1. During this interview I chatted with Robyn Stigley also known as the Hormone Diva. She is a holistic nutritionist that specializes in endometriosis and PCOS. We covered A LOT of fantastic information during this episode such as: PCOS and common symptoms, types and misinformation The birth control pill and it's side effects and also side effects coming off the pill Robyn's own personal health journey with hormones Getting proper hormone testing PMS and what is actually normal to experience before you period and what is not Endometriosis and the misconceptions and common symptoms associated with it Traditional versus holistic approaches to hormones Adrenal health and stress management Gut health and inflammation and how that impacts hormones The importance of healthy fats and also some simple tips that you can easily start doing today! Find Robyn on Instagram @thehormonediva or online at https://thehormonediva.com/ If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:02:27
July 14, 2020
Ep. 39 Out Loud: Nicole and Avery on burnout
During this episode, Avery and I talk about BURNOUT. We share what we experience when we have it, what causes it and what we do to overcome it! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
18:07
July 7, 2020
Ep. 38 Sarah Aziz on home organization, sustainability, and supporting local
During this episode, I chatted with Sarah Aziz owner of Simply Sarah E! Sarah has lived most of her life helping people, caring for others in need and has always appreciated the environment and worked to preserve, conserve and protect it.  She dedicated 15 years to create a healthy, productive, active life for her family full of simple pleasures.  With a gift for balance, Sarah has found her calling to help other busy people manage a chaotic lifestyle. Simply Sarah E offers home organization and menu planning and meal prep services! During our conversation, Sarah shared how her home organization related services led to her create sustainable products such as reusable decor, beeswax wraps made from upcycled antique linens and lunch bags made from coffee jute bags. Sarah also shared some easy tips for people who are needing some help with home organization but are overwhelmed on where to start. She also shares how she makes good use of the products and "clutter" she removes from homes and makes sure it's donated to the appropriate place, is upcycled or sold where the cash is used for donation to a charity. Sarah also shares a lot of interesting information in relation to sustainability, upcycling, recycling, and making conscious purchases. As someone who is an advocate for supporting local and reducing waste, Sarah shares some simple and attainable tips that everyone can bring into their everyday lives. Find Sarah on Instagram @simplysarahe or online at www.simplysarahe.com If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:11:32
June 30, 2020
Ep. 37 Jackie Serviss on her personal health journey, mindset and living in alignment
During this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing a good mentor and friend of mine, Jackie Serviss who is an amazing business coach. During our conversation, Jackie shares her a lot about her personal journey from childhood to her corporate career to her health journey and discovering different healing modalities. She shares how her high performing habits started when she was quite young as a competitive swimmer and how that crept into her corporate career. After experiencing some health challenges, Jackie shares how this "brick wall" forced her to reflect on her life and how she was living. We also chat about spirituality and the light and dark that comes with that. Jackie also talks about energy and mindset work and how that is integrated into her business coaching to help people uplevel such as making decisions out of fear versus out of hope. Lastly, Jackie shares some of her non-negotiables, working with her own coaches and mentors and the importance of surrounding yourself with people who share the same mindset and values. You can find Jackie on instagram @jackieserviss or online at www.jackieservis.com Mentions: Untamed by Glennon Doyle 5 Minute Journal If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
55:45
June 25, 2020
Ep 36 Natalie White on running a small business, herbs, and quality coffee
During this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Natalie White owner of Cafezia which is a coffee infused with herbs! Natalie shares how she got into the business, her formal business training and actually teaching business before starting the business. Natalie also shares some great finance tips for both businesses and personal finance. During our conversation, we also took a deep dive into all things coffee, such as: quality coffee health claims brewing methods mold in coffee creating a coffee ritual types of beans where they are grown fair-trade coffee organic coffee and more! Then, of course, we chatted about the herbs found in Cafezia and their powerful benefits but also how it helps slow the release of caffeine in your system. Follow Natalie and Cafezia on Instagram at @cafeziacoffee or online at www.cafezia.ca If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:03:57
June 23, 2020
Ep. 35 Rebecca Ogilvie on facing your fears, motherhood, and making time for mindfulness
During this interview, I had a lovely chat with Rebecca Ogilvie, owner of Rooted. Rebecca is a reiki practitioner and yoga teacher. During this interview, we chatted about so many different yet amazing topics. Rebecca opens up about her personal journey and how she went from the finance industry to traveling for MONTHS at a time. We also spoke about motherhood and the mom community she runs, Barefoot Mamas, which helps mothers connect with the women they are, and also hosts retreats and community events. She shares what these retreat experiences are like and what some of the women experience. During this conversation, we also have some great rants about being "busy" and the "hustle" movement. With that being said Rebecca provides some fantastic takeaways that you can incorporate into your everyday life. Rebecca also speaks to the power of reiki, moon cycles, connecting with your breath and connecting with nature! Find her on Instagram at @rebeccaogilvie.rooted If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want to be answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via Instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:01:50
June 16, 2020
Ep. 33 Rachel Day on counselling, mental health and self-care
During this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Day, owner of Alfred Counselling Services who provides one-on-one counselling for females in an accessible, affordable and inclusive way. During our conversation, we chatted about how Rachel got into counselling and how her business has transformed since she started it a bit over a year ago. With that being said, it led us to recognize the need for mental health services. Rachel also shares some of the main things she sees in her practice such as depression and anxiety. We also touch on the impact that social media, politics, and even the housing market can impact mental health. We also chat about the stigma around mental health and going to therapy and counselling. At the end, Rachel also shares some helpful tips for practising self-care that are easy and cost-effective but can also make a big impact! Find Rachel on instagram at @alfredcounselling or online at http://alfredcounselling.ca Mentions: @rachelmolenda @jackieserviss @somethingsimpl_ @reviveaswellness @pressplayphysio @theloftpilatesandfitness @fitmindandbodywithsheri @tilly_love_holistic (Maggie Squires) If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:02:04
June 9, 2020
Ep. 34 Out Loud: Nicole and Avery on quarantine, business and life updates
During this episode, we share what it has been like being in quarantine, how our businesses have changed and some exciting announcements coming from the both of us! Listen to the FULL episode to get all the details And don't forget to check out Avery's new website at www.mindmovesfitness.com If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
19:32
June 9, 2020
Ep. 32 Maria Denomme on becoming a photographer, finding her style and destination weddings
In today's episode, I had the opportunity to speak with the ultra-talented photographer, Maria Denomme, owner of Maria Denomme Photography based out of London, Ontario, Canada. Maria is a wedding and elopement photographer who also has her own presets and does branding photography, among other things. During our conversation, we really got into how she became a photographer and what that journey was like for her to find her own style and find what she enjoys shooting the most. She also shares some tips and tricks for photographers and even creative entrepreneurs who need some inspiration. Maria also shared her love for destination weddings and how she had to invest in her self and her own travels to start to make it a part of her service offerings. Whether or not you are a photographer, there are so many great tips that Maria shares about creativity and running a business that can be applied to so many different fields! Listen today at:  https://anchor.fm/randomwellnesspodcast Find Maria on instagram @mariadenommephotos or her website at www.mariadenommephotography.com Mentions: Presets can be found on instagram at @denommepresets Boho Bus @bohophotobus AK Productions @akproductionsdj
58:18
June 2, 2020
Ep. 31 Out Loud: Nicole and Avery on taking medication
Welcome back to another episode from the Out Loud series on the Random Wellness Podcast with Nicole and Avery. During this episode, Nicole and Avery talk about the controversial topic of medication. Both being in the health and wellness space, Avery and Nicole share their personal experiences and struggles with having to take medication as opposed to treating their illness/condition with strictly natural options. They explain how that experience impacted them from both a personal and a professional lens. Avery and Nicole also talk about the privilege that comes along with being able to afford some natural solutions as opposed to medications and also the important role that western medicine can still play a role in our health. Lastly, they speak to the mental health piece and the stigma around individuals with mental health issues, needing to take medications. Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
20:05
May 28, 2020
Ep. 30 Karri Wilson on intuitive eating, body image AND live blood cell analysis
During this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing another fellow holistic nutritionist, Karri Wilson who does nutrition assessments but focused a lot of her work on intuitive eating, relationship with food and body image. Karri is also trained to do live blood cell analysis. In this interview, Karri opens up about her journey to becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and that moment she had when everything changed. She also shares what it was like to make that career change, her journey when being diagnosed with an illness and also the work she had to do to become an intuitive eater and improve her relationship with food. Karri also shares ways that you can change your language and provide compliments to people that don't revolve around their weight. We also talk about commenting on what people are eating and how that can be harmful. Find Karri on instagram @karriwilsonrhn or her website at https://www.karriwilsonrhn.com/ Mentions in the podcast: Intuitive Eating Workbook UnDiet Christy Harrison Wellness For You Expo Coming Summer 2020 Stay tuned for her book coming spring 2020! (Saved by Nutrition) If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:10:53
May 26, 2020
Ep. 29 Jess Lowe on reiki, reflexology, ionic foot baths, crystals, astrology and all things woo-woo
During this episode, I had the pleasure to speak to the kindest and gifted soul, Jess Lowe, owner of Naturally Rooted. Jess is a reiki practitioner, holistic nutritionist, and reflexologist who uses ionic food baths and crystals in her practice. Jess shares how she uses ionic foot baths and reflexology as a form of detoxification, reiki for spiritual, emotional and physical healing as well as crystals! During our conversation, she explains the science behind each of these practices, what to expect if you have never tried them, what you may experience after a session, as well as the benefits of each healing modality. At the end of our conversation, we also get into astrology and human design where we realize that we need to record an entire episode for season two just on that topic! So if you have any human design, Astro chart or astrology questions, send me an email at info@simplynicnutrition.com Be sure to follow Jess on instagram at @jamloweroots and her website www.naturallyroot.ca Mentions: Crystals - @Purdynatural Astro.com @costarastrology Tb Magnetic Podcast @amyallchurch @indigocandice @sacred_grace_holistic_healing All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:01:47
May 21, 2020
Ep. 28 Out Loud: Avery and Nicole on their skin journey, body image and tips for skin health
Welcome back to another episode from the Out Loud series on the Random Wellness Podcast with Nicole and Avery. During this episode, Nicole and Avery both share their skin health journey. Nicole shares what it was like coming off the pill and experiencing acne as an adult. Avery shares her current journey and the different healing modalities she has tried. Both also speak to the mental aspect of having acne. Avery shares how she learned how to love her self and practice body positivity even on days when it was hard. In the end, Nicole shares some health and wellness tips to promote good skin health Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
34:06
May 19, 2020
Ep. 27 Elizabeth Voth on creating a solid foundation and setting sustainable goals
In today's episode I had got to chat with Elizabeth Voth, Owner of EV Coaching which is a 90 Day Goal & Accountability Coaching business for women based in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada, During our conversation, Elizabeth talks about the journey that led her to start her coaching business and how it started in university when she began learning about health education from a different lens. Elizabeth also shares some AMAZING tips on creating a solid foundation and setting sustainable goals. She also talks about being flexible, creating goals that work for YOU, and changing your goals based on the season of life that you are currently in. We also chat about fitness, the power of fitness classes, nutrition and meal prep and SOO much more! Find her in instagram @evcoaching or facebook @evcoach You can also visit her website at www.evcoaching.org Fitness app mentioned can be found at: @kirastokesfit on instagram  If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:08:57
May 14, 2020
Ep. 26 Out Loud: Live tarot reading with Nicole and Avery
Welcome back to another episode from the Out Loud series on the Random Wellness Podcast with Nicole and Avery. During this episode, Avery and Nicole each do a live tarot card reading where they set their own intentions and read the meaning behind each one. Avery starts off by sharing how tarot card readings are generally done while Nicole shuffles to get ready for her reading. Nicole shares her intention of the past, present and future and Avery read to her what each card symbolizes. While Avery smudges and shuffles the deck, Nicole reads some examples of what you can ask. Avery then shares what her intention was while Nicole reads the meaning of the one card she pulled. Mentions: -Purely Wicked shop in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada -Mind Body Green Article https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-27666/a-brief-history-of-tarot-how-to-read-your-cards-how-it-can-make-your-life-better.html Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
32:03
May 12, 2020
Ep. 25 Uma Naralkar on her personal health journey, fitness, intuitive eating, and intermittent fasting
During this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Uma Naralkar who was actually joining me from the sunny Los Angeles. Uma is an integrative nutritionist and owner of Om With a Twist. During our conversation, we covered her personal journey in finding health and wellness and how that inspired her to start her business which we still runs today. Uma and I also chatted a lot about fitness, and how she makes it accessible with her online videos, intermittent fasting and how it works with her clients, as well as hormone health and the importance of eating and moving a certain way depending on which part of your cycle you're in. We also chatted about intuitive eating and having a healthy relationship with food. Uma, living in L.A. also talked about how she sometimes sees an obsession with health and fitness as well and how that can also be detrimental to your physical and mental wellbeing. Be sure to follow her on instagram at @umanaralkar and visit her website https://omwithatwist.com/ Have questions about something discussed in this episode? Want to submit topics or themes to be discussed on the podcast? Or want to send a quick hello? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:02:02
May 5, 2020
Ep. 24 Why focusing on self care is key to your wellbeing and how to actually practice it
Self-care is something we often forget about when we are focused on work and school, kids and family members, taking care of your home, and the list goes on. During this quick solo episode I share the importance of self care and some of my favourite ways to practice self care. Self care does NOT need to be complicated and some of the tips I talk about are around simple mindfulness practices, light movement, and fun things you can do with friends and family. I would love to hear from you though! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition Head to the www.simplynicnutrition.com/post/our-wellbeing-and-how-to-actually-practice-it to get your seasonal self care guide! All music is by: Joakim Karud
25:09
April 28, 2020
Ep. 23 BONUS Out Loud episode: Avery Interview’s Nicole on growing up on a farm, nutrition misconceptions and digestive health
During this episode of the Out Loud Series, Avery interviews Nicole. Nicole shares what it was like growing up on a farm, the funny things that she experienced as a kid growing up on a farm and how it helped shape who she is today. Avery also asks Nicole some common misconceptions about nutrition and what she commonly hears among her clients. Nicole speaks to some of the misconceptions around weight loss, different diets and food sensitivities. Lastly, Avery asks Nicole about her top tips to support healthy digestion and Nicole shares some easy things that anyone can easily incorporate into their lives! Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
41:58
April 23, 2020
Ep. 22 Out Loud: Quick thoughts on relationships and how Nicole met Brendan
During this episode of Out Loud with Nicole and Avery, they chat about their thoughts on relationships, their (brief) relationship history and Nicole shares how she met her husband, Brendan. Nicole also shares how their relationship progressed, why she knew he was the one and the whole wedding process. Avery shares her current feelings towards romantic relationships and a key that can break a relationship. Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
41:41
April 21, 2020
Ep. 21 Digestive health basics to make sure you are supporting your gut health
As someone who has experienced gut health issues for most of their life (see Episode 1 to hear my story), I know the importance of supporting gut health for overall health. Having poor gut health not only impacts your actual gut health but other body systems as well like your endocrine system and immune health. During this solo episode, I share some of my personal experiences with digestive health and some of my top everyday tips to help promote better digestion and gut health. Whether or not you think you may be out of balance, most of these tips are something that can be helpful for anyone to know! Some of the things I cover are the mind-gut connection, lifestyle habits that impact gut health, supplements and how nutrition can support gut health. If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
27:56
April 14, 2020
Ep. 20 Amy Rohrer on her health journey with rheumatoid arthritis and becoming a yoga teacher
In today's episode, Nicole chatted with Amy Rohrer, owner of The Yoga Hut and Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher & Wellness Coach. Amy specializes in Chair Yoga/Gentle Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, & Yin Yoga. Amy openly shares her health journey and being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at a young age, the challenges that came with that and also the opportunities. Amy touches on what it was like growing up with a mother with RA and how it was and still is, hard not to be defined by her disease and her mother's experience. Amy also explains that during her health journey, she started to see the amazing impacts she was receiving from her daily yoga practice which lead to her to change her path and become a certified yoga teacher. During the conversation, Amy also speaks to the 5 pillars of yoga and how mindfulness, and even nutrition are integrated into her yoga practice. She also speaks to energy, her journey to becoming an intuitive eater and Ayurveda. Lastly, Amy expresses her passion for focusing on making yoga accessible to people of all abilities, health, and levels. Have questions about yoga or want to work with Amy? Find here at: www.amyjulienne.com Instagram: @yoga_with_amy If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via Instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
55:58
April 7, 2020
Ep. 19 Out Loud: Discussing the hustle and anti-hustle movement, managing time and glorification of the word busy
During this episode of Out Loud with Avery and Nicole, they chat about what they think of the hustle and anti-hustle movement. Avery and Nicole both express their experiences as business owners with this idea of “hustle” and how good old fashioned hard work and work ethic is still important but that it’s also important to listen to our bodies and pull back when needed. They also talk about how the word “busy” has become glorified and how it's used to measure people’s worth and success. Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
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March 31, 2020
Ep. 18 How to create a well balanced meal and why fats, carbs and protein are all key nutrients
Nutrition can be so confusing. Trust me, as a nutritionist, I am constantly being bombarded with new studies, diets, and ways of doing things. With that being said, I am someone who not only likes to focus on nutrition basics when working with clients but also likes to focus on the concept of intuitive eating (which I will speak to on a different podcast). During this solo episode, I talk about the 3 main macronutrients and how you can use basic nutrition information to make healthy and well balanced meals without following a diet! I also speak to why we need these nutrients from a fundamental standpoint in order to remind individuals the key role that each of them play. Download the workbook mentioned in the podcast here! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
20:30
March 24, 2020
Ep. 17 Marley Harris on being a digital nomad, her passion for travel, and top tips for new start ups
In this episode I chatted with the Marley Harris, owner of Rose Designs Co., who does website design, graphic design and social media. During our conversation Marley was open and honest about her experience as a digital nomad, why she has wanted to pursue it, the highlights but also the challenges that come with running a business while travelling. She also shares some great travel tips, upcoming travel plans and her travel blog where she will be sharing more from her recent travels. Marley also provides some great tips for people who are looking to start a new business and how with enough passion you will make it work. Check out Marley's work on social media @rosedesigns.co or at www.rosedesigns.co Items mentioned: Hostels Australia  Use location tags and hashtags on instagram when planning trips If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:05:08
March 17, 2020
Ep. 16 Out Loud: Avery’s first reiki experience and trying to understand the physical and emotional reactions 
During this episode of Out Loud with Nicole and Avery, they chat about their experiences with reiki and mediumship. Having recently gone to reiki for the first time, Avery shares her honest thoughts on the experience and what she physically and emotionally experienced. Nicole also shares more of her experiences with reiki as it relates to Avery’s experience. The two compare the similarities and differences between what they have experienced and how it has made a strong impact on their lives. Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
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March 10, 2020
Ep. 15 Healthy travel tips to make your next trip more enjoyable
Who doesn't love to travel?! Whether it's a road trip with friends or going to a new exotic destination, getting outside of your typical space can be invigorating, relaxing and so much fun. With that being said, the process of actually travelling, and being in a new place can take a toll on both your physical and mental health so it's important to practice basic self care when travelling. During this quick solo episode, I share some of my experiences travelling as well as some of my top tips to ensure that you are eating safe food, staying hydrated and moving your body. Whether you're going on a road trip, travelling overseas or travelling for work from hotel to hotel, there are tips that you can take from this episode and apply to your life! Mentioned in this episode: That Clean Life menu planning software Plan to Eat menu planning software I would love to hear from you though! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
15:08
March 3, 2020
Ep. 14 Brooke Hohenadel on her sleep journey and behaviour changes we can make to improve our sleep
In today's episode Nicole had the pleasure of interviewing Brooke Hohenadel, Sleep Consultant and owner of Bed Time Beginnings. Brooke shares the personal struggles she had with sleep when she became a mother and how that journey led her to do the work that she does today. During this episode she touches on how she works with infants, children and adults and how most of the time, sleep issues stem from behaviours. Brooke shares what many of those behaviour changes are for different age groups and how she involves children in the process. Brooke shares a lot of tips for adults and how things like stress, blue AND white light, stimulation from devices, lack of movement, and so much more can impact our ability to achieve good and restful sleep. We also talk about how quickly people can start seeing changes in both their children and themselves when focusing on behavioural changes. If you want to learn more than you can find Brook on social media @bedtimebeginnings or you can visit her website www.bedtimebeginnings.com and even book a free 15 minute consultation! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:05:11
February 25, 2020
Ep. 13 Out Loud: Understanding the concept of “being ready” and how we create excuses around our fears
During this episode Avery and Nicole discuss the concept of “being ready” and how know one ever really knows when they are “ready” to take the jump. Avery shares her ideas on how the concept of ready doesn’t really exist and they both discuss how humans often make excuses to avoid taking that jump. Both also share their experiences with taking the leap and launching their businesses and those launches were not necessarily planned. Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
25:36
February 18, 2020
Ep. 12 Jenn Gall on starting a business, managing a team, and breaking the 9-5 norm
In today's episode I had got to chat with my friend Jenn Gall, Owner of Something Simple which is a social media and creative studio based in London, Ontario, Canada, Jenn speaks about the interesting journey that led her to become an entrepreneur and how rejection from one job ended up being the biggest gift on her entrepreneurial journey. During our conversation she also speaks about the changes she has experienced in terms of services and having to manage employees and interns. During our conversation Jenn also speaks to the idea around the term "hustle" and how it's over glorified in the entrepreneurship space and how entrepreneurs can be productive without working 60 plus hours. Jenn also speaks about the importance of creating community within the business community, asking questions and learning from one another (if you are from the London, Ontario area, be sure to check out her Create and Caffeinate events)! Contact Jenn at hello@somethingsimple.co and on instagram at @somethingsimpl_ If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:00:12
February 11, 2020
Ep. 11 My go-to winter wellness tips to keep you happy and healthy
Winter time in Canada can be tough for a lot of people, myself included, on both our mental and physical health. During this solo episode, I share some of my top winter wellness tips to encourage you to stay happy and healthy throughout the season. Some of the top tips I share are around nutritious food, supporting your immune system during cold and flu season, and finding ways to keep your spirits high during these colder and darker days. I would love to hear from you though! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
15:08
February 4, 2020
Ep. 10 Jenn Mansell on her health journey, facilitating breathwork and being a somatic coach
In today's episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Jenn Mansell who is a DJ, breathwork facilitator and somatic coach. Jenn speaks about her personal health challenges since she was an infant and the steps she took in order to reclaim her health. During our conversation she speaks about the time when she started receive support from an alternative health practitioner which also lead her to study nutrition. Jenn also speaks about what somatic coaching works and how it helps people release emotion and stuck energy and she also explains the practice of breathwork and how it works in a facilitated group setting how you can do it on your home throughout the day. Be sure to check her out on instagram @jlmansell where you can find out what she is up to and where she is facilitating breathwork sessions and if you want to get in touch with her to learn about one-on-one somatic coaching or breathwork sessions you can reach her at jenniferlmansell@gmail.com Here is the playlist referenced during our chat:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/756VWkA1KQiZ0LT30YFrjf If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:06:28
January 28, 2020
Ep. 9 Introducing the Out Loud Series with Nicole and Avery!
I am super excited to announce that I am partnering with Avery Hall, Owner of MINDMOVES to create a mini series within the Random Wellness Podcast called OUT LOUD! The goal of this series is to bring different perspectives to issues, themes and topics as well as have real and unfiltered conversations. Both Nicole and Avery bring different perspectives on health and wellness through their nutrition and fitness backgrounds but also through their different lived experiences. During this first episode, learn more about how "Out Loud" was born, why Avery joined forces with Nicole and then Nicole and Avery ask each other rapid fire questions so you can learn more about the each of us! Want to submit questions or themes for the podcast? Email info@simplynicnutrition.com or send Avery a message through instagram @_mindmoves_ or Nicole through instagram at @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
27:53
January 21, 2020
Ep. 8 Kathryn Ducey on childhood trauma, manifestation, + her journey on becoming a coach and healer
Today I had the pleasure to speak to my friend Kathryn Ducey who is a coach and speaker. Kathryn helps individuals heal their trauma and enable people to tell the truth of who they really are. During this episode, Kathryn opens up about her own personal traumas and the journey she has taken to where she is today. She gives an interesting insight into how trauma stems from childhood experiences and how some traumas that may not seem significant to someone, may, in fact, be impacting the way they live today. Kathryn also opens up about the journey that lead her to become a coach and how her practice has changed greatly since the beginning. She also shares her experience with working with coaches herself even today and how coaches themselves should also have coaches. Be sure to check out Kathryn on instagram @kathrynducey for juicy thought provoking posts and inspiration! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
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January 16, 2020
Ep. 7 My first reiki experience and all the woo woo that came with it
Nicole is excited yet nervous to share today's episode as this is something that is relatively new in her life! But regardless, since it has changed her life in a positive way, she wanted to share it with you all. During this episode, she shares the emotional, the scary, the funny and everything in between about her first reiki experience as well as some of her following sessions! As someone who was not spiritual or really knew what reiki was, Nicole shares her honest and real perspective of what happened during that session from both a physical and spiritual standpoint. She also shares my experience with a psychic medium and how that also shaped her reiki experience and allowed her to connect with family that had passed on and messages they wanted to give herself and others. If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
20:52
January 16, 2020
Ep. 6 Emma Jack on her journey to becoming a physiotherapist, the impact of stress on our bodies and how she incorporates pilates into her practice
In this episode I chat with Emma Jack, physiotherapist, pilates instructor and owner of Press Play Physiotherapy and Pilates. Emma shares her journey on how she became a physiotherapist, opening up her own practice and working for Team Canada. Emma also shares some simple tips on how to improve posture at your desk that don't cost any money. In our conversation we also discuss how the importance of addressing mental health with both clients to ensure they receive support and get better but also as a health care practitioner. Emma believes that she would be doing a disservice to her clients if she didn't address the mental health piece. Emma and I also touch on the importance and the struggles of finding time self-care as a small business owner and other challenges she faces as an entrepreneur. Find Emma on instagram @pressplayphysio and visit her website: www.pressplayphysio.com If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
52:32
January 14, 2020
Ep. 5 Simple and affordable ways to boost your energy naturally
We all tend to experience the energy dip at some point during the day which is natural but it becomes a problem when it starts to impact your productivity and ability to get through the day without drinking tons of coffee. In this episode I breakdown some of my top tips to boost energy naturally. The best part, many of these things are things you can start incorporating TODAY and are cost effective. No need for fancy gadgets or expensive superfoods. In this episode I talk about not only nutrition tips but also key lifestyle tips such as sleep, movement, and stress in terms of promoting energy throughout your day. I would love to hear from you though! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
14:44
January 13, 2020
Ep. 4 Avery Hall on her personal training practice, movement, and body image
In this episode I chatted with the amazing Avery Hall, Certified Personal Trainer, Dancer, owner of MINDMOVES and lover of coffee. We cover everything from nutrition and fitness to morning routines and manifestation. Avery is truly a lovely soul and in this episode she opens up about her experience and challenges with body positivity and how she is now dedicated to creating a safe space in her gym and promoting body inclusivity. We also chatted about the importance of mental health, therapy and the dangers of social media. During this episode we also discussed the importance of creating balance and living a life without restrictions! Be sure to check out Avery on instagram @_mindmoves_ If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:07:05
January 9, 2020
Ep. 3 Health tips for busy people looking to eat well and feel great
I love a good quick episode to share little nuggets of helpful information to help inspire you to live a more healthy, happy and balanced life. During this episode I share some of my top tips for people who are busy but are still looking to eat well and feel great. Everyone is "busy" but that doesn't mean that there are simple things you can't do to live a healthier life. Some of the top tips I expand on are investing in menu planning softwares, and grocery deliver or pickup services, simple meal prep, and scheduling in time for movement just like you would appointments and meetings. I would love to hear from you though! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
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January 9, 2020
Ep. 2 Martina Biljan on incorporating mindfulness and meditation in our everyday lives
Today I am chatting with Martina Biljan, Meditation and Yoga Teacher and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Martina shares her interesting journey on how she went from corporate to running her own successful health and wellness business. Martina also shares some simple practices to be more mindful in our everyday lives and how anyone can get into meditation. In our conversation we also discuss how the health and wellness industry can be overwhelming for people looking into starting a yoga or meditation practice and/or starting to eat healthy and how you don't need to have all the fancy tools in order to get started. Martina and I also touch on diet culture and the importance of balance when it comes to healthy eating in order to create a healthy relationship with food! Find our more at www.simplynicnutrition.com/podcast for show notes and other news! Leave a positive review on iTunes and be entered to win a free copy of my Holistic Wellness Roadmap ebook which has over 100 pages in content and a pre-made menu plan! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
1:15:44
November 23, 2019
Ep. 1 Nicole's health story and journey to becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Welcome to the first official Random Wellness Podcast with your host, Nicole VanQuaethem! Like is this really happening?! In this episode I chat about my personal health journey and why I became a Holistic Nutritionist. I share my personal experience with digestive issues since I was a kid and the long journey I took to help resolve my digestive issues and how I am still dealing with gut health issues today. I also share about my cancer diagnosis at the age of 25 and how it was not only challenging but how it also changed my outlook on the work that I now do today. Related to both of these health journeys, I share about how they led to me becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist despite going to university for years prior in another field. I hope you enjoy this VERY FIRST episode and learn a little bit more about me, the podcast and get excited about future episodes! If you have any tips or resources you want to share, want me to expand on certain points or have other questions not related to this topic you want answered on the podcast, then leave a comment below, email me info@simplynicnutrition.com or send me a message via instagram @simplynicnutrition All music is by: Joakim Karud
38:14
November 21, 2019