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Any Mum Can

Any Mum Can

By Versha Patel
Bringing uplifting conversations with real mums looking after their health, body and mindset. With weekly health experts to help make a difference to your health, raising awareness of what's important and why. Giving insight on what's possible for everyday individual mothers. Steering mums to live a healthy fit lifestyle and a marathon mentality to become fitter and stronger as a whole. Your host is Versha Patel, a transformation coach, certified personal trainer, who specialises in helping women start their health & fitness journey inside out & outside in, and to stay on it.
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HEAL YOURSELF NOW with Lisa Billingham
Episode #22 Lisa Billingham is an author and healer who wants to make a difference to people's lives. This episode is all about using writing as part of the healing process and not bury feelings away. Lisa talks honestly and candidly about her firsthand experience of how writing helped her in her darkest times when she was depressed and having suicidal thoughts. This podcast will empower you to want to heal, be vulnerable and be courageous. Lisa expresses that she was in full flow of a low in her life before she discovered journalling, then she delved straight in, she couldn't even read her writing she was so immersed, but it didn't matter, she just wanted to get what was going on inside her out, which she discovered was a repetitious process. Lisa shares: How writing is cathartic  That writing can be used to celebrate achievements Writing also can help us feel more present in our lives That writing our thoughts can be a creative experience that could be published if you wanted it  We have an insightful upbeat conversation sharing what writing and gratitude through writing has brought to our lives. About Lisa Lisa is a fun-loving, caring individual with a wide range of life experiences. A self-published author, intuitive reader, wellbeing coach, crystal therapist & public speaker. She was diagnosed with stress, anxiety and depression in 2011 and struggling to find a way through without prescription medication is where her journey began. The personal growth work she has carried out has helped her recover from all that life has thrown at her. Her outlook on life has done a 360-degree turn as she can now see how self-love and positivity are the keys to a happy, successful and fulfilled life. Connect with Lisa https://linktr.ee/lisambillingham Her Book is: Katie, A New Chapter - details available through the link above. Connect With The Host  Versha Patel works with high-achieving women 40+. Helping them avoid burn-out, prioritise themselves and health, create hormone harmony, give themselves more energy and feel 10 years younger. Ending self-sacrifice and unnecessary trade-offs in their life. She is a mind set coach, women's movement, and nutrition specialist. More recently helping women thrive at work post the pandemic. Contact Versha: Website Personal Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Page
48:27
July 26, 2021
FOLLOW YOUR DESIRES & BUST YOUR NEMESIS with Sharon Nansi
Episode #21 Sharon Nansi is another Rockstar Mum I chose to join me on the podcast for both her kindness and focus on her priorities, changing these as she needs to. She talks frankly about changing careers and course within medicine after becoming a hospital doctor and having a young family along the way, how this was for her and how she managed to bust her nemesis. Sharon shares: How she felt comfortable making life-changing choices How she coped with 2 very young children  The short term sacrifices which gave her life lessons How she has an enhanced perspective in life towards herself from all the challenging choices she has made About Sharon Nansi She is a warm easy to talk to mum of 2, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Trained and worked as a pharmacist and then as a mature student went to med school, and found herself working in a hospital setting for many years as a doctor including acute, general, and hospice medicine. Then changed ships and very recently started working as a locum GP. Sharon has gone for what she wanted, goes the extra mile to make a difference in people's lives and is figuring out the juggling act of motherhood, career, and life along the way. Sharon is not on any social media to be contactable, unfortunately. Connect With The Host Versha Patel works with high-achieving women 40+. Helping them avoid burn-out, prioritise themselves and health, create hormone harmony, give themselves more energy and feel 10 years younger. Ending self-sacrifice and unnecessary trade-offs in their life. She is a mind set coach, women's movement, and nutrition specialist instilling behaviour change to accelerate energy levels and change lives. Contact Versha: Website Personal Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Page
42:38
June 30, 2021
EXPECTANT MUM OF A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD - with Michelle Francis-Smith
Episode #20 Michelle talks about the experience of pregnancy when expecting a child with special needs, and how much more support a woman needs. She talks from personal experience with her having a now 14-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, and what her pregnancy felt like for her, until she made the conscious effort to settle her mind, let the worry go and just really connect with her unborn child. She wants to raise the awareness that expectant mums of a special needs child are going through an extra layer of stress and worry so that these women either seek support or look at how they are feeling instead of burying their feelings until later. Michelle shares: Her personal experience of pregnancy with a downs syndrome child How she connected to her unborn child How this daughter was a gift in her life and her work Her passion for making the pregnancy experience feel a blessed one About Michelle Francis-Smith Michelle is a mother, best-selling author, mentor, teacher, doula, and Registered Massage Therapist who has been practicing massage therapy for 20 years. This graduate of the University of Toronto has served as a Massage Therapy Educator and Principal in Canada and in India.  Her passion is for treating perinatal patients with a focus on pregnancy and postpartum.  Michelle is the Co-founder of Perinatal Massage Therapy Education which provides comprehensive continuing education for massage therapists.  In March of 2020, Michelle published the Anthology “You Have So Much Potential: Inspiring Generational Healing & Transformation” a collection of stories of resilience, hope, and purpose, along with 30 Health Professionals.  Incorporating her teaching, coaching and birth preparation support skills, Michelle has created an online 10-week program for pregnant women expecting a baby with special needs called the FLOW Birth And Beyond Method, set to launch in October 2021. Connect With Michelle Instagram: @flowbirthandbeyondrmt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michellefrancis.rmt Email: support@michellefrancissmith.com Website:  www.pregnancymassagetherapy.com Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I transform high-achieving women 40+ lives. Helping them avoid burn-out, prioritise their health and get a quality of life back in balance, and give themselves more energy and ending self-sacrifice and trade-offs in their life. I am a women's movement and nutrition specialist coaching behaviour change to accelerate energy levels, change body and health. Empowering women to create lasting healthy habits, and let go of disempowering ones and access their inner power to feel healthier and 10 years younger, implementing what they need to for success. Changing nutrition and movement to feed the mind, hormones, and body. Learn to know and love themselves, taking advantage of evidence-based neuroplasticity change in the brain means anything is possible in creating a different way of thinking about themselves, and their health. Contact Versha: Website Personal Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Page
48:53
June 21, 2021
MANAGING BOUNDARIES & STOP PERFECTIONISM with Leyla Okhai
Episode #19 Leyla Okhai talks to me about how as mothers and women we find it increasingly difficult to manage work-life balance and the first port of call is managing boundaries. She wants to raise women's awareness and acceptance that good is good enough and when to stop. Leyla also speaks about mental health and our cultural and individual differences are key to be aware of and essential to help people on their recovery journey after mental health issues, especially after the last 15 months. And we should be aiming to create optimum mental health throughout our time in work. Furthermore, feeling accepted for who we are and our cultural identity has become even more important for work place success in the current times we’re living through. Leyla shares: Consider what's important and what's in your control. Listening to yourself before we overdo things, work or other things Recognise whether you are beholden to your to-do list, what does this do to you Changing your perspective on the ‘we must’ About Leyla Leyla Okhai is the founder and CEO of Diverse Minds. Enabling organisations to create mentally healthy and equal workplaces through coaching, training, speaking and consultancy. With a focus on practical mental health strategies, cultural awareness and race equality to facilitate a positively productive workplace. Connect with Leyla https://linktr.ee/DiverseMinds Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I transform lives, working with Career Women 40+ to get their health and quality of life back in balance, give themselves more energy and gift themselves with prioritising themselves and ending self-sacrifice and trade-offs in their life. I am a women's movement and nutrition specialist coaching behaviour change to accelerate energy levels, change body and health. Empowering women to create lasting healthy habits, and let go of disempowering ones and access their inner power to feel healthier and 10 years younger. Changing nutrition and movement to feed the mind, hormones, and body. Learn to know and love themselves, taking advantage of evidence-based neuroplasticity change in the brain means anything is possible in creating a different mindset to themselves and their health. Contact Versha: Website Personal Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Page
40:33
June 15, 2021
ENDOMETRIOSIS - HOW TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS with Kim Linfoot
Episode #18 Kim Linfoot talks about her personal experience with endometriosis, the misdiagnosis of it and her personal journey through taking part in many medical trials to then going her own way to live with this chronic condition, and she is 22 years on in her journey. She is an upbeat happy person who wants to raise awareness of this condition and help women identify what is going on for them regarding their periods so they can manage their discomfort better or overcome it completely. Kim shares: What endometriosis is. How what you eat really matters Why different foods help and or make it worse What mental health practices can help About Kim Kim Linfoot is the proud mum of Martha Lily, who is 4 and a partner to Matthew who is a Nurse. Kim’s background is in the musical theatre profession and she still gets the joy of performing professionally with her band, The Hummingbirds and teaching others how to get into the performing arts industry. She has been a teacher and mentor now in education for the last 15 years and loves it! Kim has always had a passion for coaching others and supporting people to flourish into their best selves. Connect With Kim Instagram Facebook Page Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I transform lives, working with Career Women 40+ to get their health and quality of life back in balance, give themselves more energy and gift themselves with prioritising themselves and ending self-sacrifice and trade-offs in their life. I am a women's movement and nutrition specialist coaching behaviour change to transform energy levels, body and health. Empowering women to create lasting changes in health, body, and let go of disempowering eating habits and access their inner power. Accelerating their energy levels, to feel healthier and 10 years younger. Changing nutrition and movement to feed the mind, hormones, and body. Overcoming the internal struggles, getting comfortable feeling uncomfortable and learn to know and love themselves to take advantage of evidence-based neuroplasticity change in the brain means anything is possible. Supporting women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into their power, giving them even more, to give to those around them. And to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.    Contact Versha: Website Personal Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Page
01:11:01
June 8, 2021
GOOD VIBRATIONS ARE CONTAGIOUS with Rockstar mum Kully Gosal
Episode #17 Kully Gosal is my Rockstar mum of the month for her infectious energy of kindness, happiness and dedication to keep adding, tweaking things to help her health, mindset, and joy through her life with her family and work. Kully Shares: How her morning routine has transformed how she feels about herself and energy levels What she's tried in her routines Her happiness secret Her contagious energy for life and helping others About Kully Kully Gosal was born in Leicester in 1978, and settled back here with her husband in 2014 when the birth of their second son meant they had finally outgrown their little London flat. In between, she lived in India with her grandparents between the ages of 1 and 5, where she almost died from a monkey bite.   She started taking physical fitness seriously as she turned thirty, and fused this with mental wellbeing exercises during her pregnancies and has been a science teacher for many years, a career she still loves to this day! Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. Women's movement and nutrition specialist coaching behaviour change to transform energy levels, body and health in women 40+. Empowering women to create lasting changes in health, body, and let go of disempowering eating habits and access their inner power. Accelerating their energy levels and clients vibration is my speciality among other things, to bring the change they desire. Changing nutrition to feed the mind, hormones, and body. Overcoming the internal struggles and learn to know and love themselves to take advantage of evidence-based neuroplasticity change in the brain for different outcomes. Supporting women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into their power, giving them even more, to give to those around them. And to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.      Contact Versha: Website Personal Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Page
42:11
May 31, 2021
COMMUNITY IN HELPING MUMS THRIVE with Beth Q. Mount
Episode #16 My guest this week was Beth Mount, she talks about the importance of having a community around women to help mums thrive, applicable for all ages and stages of parenting. We are not designed as human beings to be alone and we need support, yet more and more women feel alone and often unsupported or heard. These are basic human needs that can be forgotten or not recognised as important in the ever-increasing priority placed on being productive over our well-being and seeking a friendship group. Beth discusses how a community helps mums feel involved and can encourage activity or actions we may not take alone, without feeling pressured. Touching on how mothers can actually be fearful of asking for help or burdening others and she encourages mothers to work through a little discomfort of getting out to meet others and investing time to be part of a community, as it pays dividends in support once you have found a circle of like-minded individuals. She shares: We’re not meant to do this alone. How a community helps us. Changing perceptions on getting yourself support  Loneliness is harmful to our well-being and contributes to anxiety and stress. You need and deserve support through all stages of change in motherhood, especially in looking after your health and family. Beth defines what a community can look like and how to lean into this support, seeing it as essential, not weakness to not being able to do it alone, part of self-love practices. About Beth Mount Beth is a mom of 2 in Southeast Michigan. Her boys, now 8 and 10 brought more challenges healing, and growth than she could have envisioned.  Beth works as a Massage Therapist and Restorative Exercise Specialist. Through her journey with pelvic pain, she came to love a holistic movement lifestyle. In studying movement she found how it intertwines with the community.  She's interested in the paradigm shift toward a deeper connection with ourselves and others. For her, the key to a healthier future starts with rebuilding trust in our bodies. Connect With Beth: IG @move.sovereign FB @move.sovereign Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. Women's movement and nutrition specialist coaching behaviour change to transform body and health in women 40+. Empowering women to create lasting changes in health, body, and let go of disempowering eating habits and access their inner power. Lifting their energy levels and vibration to bring the change they desire. Changing nutrition to feed the mind, hormones, and body. Overcoming the internal struggles and learn to know and love themselves to enable the neurological change needed for hormones to assist feeling and seeing change. Supporting women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into the power that lives within them, giving them, even more, to give to those around them. And to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.    Contact Versha: Website Personal Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Page
42:19
May 25, 2021
PERIMENOPAUSE - HEALTH TO HELP YOURSELF with Jeyanthi Nair
Episode #15 Jeyanthi Nair is my guest this week discussing perimenopause, what it is and when this transition of change in women can start. Perimenopause is the pathway of change to menopause and it is a time when women can really take heed to be more serious about what they put in their body and how they've been thinking all these years. Jeyanth explains the valuable signs and symptoms you can look out for and what natural things you can be doing to make life easier and better for your next 40 to 50 years ahead of you. She shares: · Blood sugar management influence · How being mindful and changing your mindset is a game-changer · How adding more veg can have a knock-on effect · Importance of having a blood test and identifying symptoms · Another opportunity in a women’s life to take health seriously. This is a really important and powerful conversation for women approaching their 40s to mid-40s. The changes women experience do not have to be seen as all doom and gloom. And the culture of pill-popping being accepted once we come of a certain age is something we can choose to live free of. Women can choose a different outcome for themselves.  About Jeyanthi Nair Jeyanthi Nair is a nutritional therapist. She helps women balance their hormones through nutrition and health coaching and bring vitality and exuberance to their lives. She specialises in perimenopause as she is personally at that stage of life and supports many women through related issues. Connect With Jeyanthi FB business page: https://www.facebook.com/jeysoulnourish LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/🥗jeyanthi-nair-b041a128/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/jeysoulnourish/ Website: www.soulnourish.co.uk Email: jeyanthi@soulnourish.co.uk Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. Former pregnancy, postpartum fitness, and nutrition specialist for over 8 years, turned Health and Body coach. I now help women 40+ empowering women to embed behaviour change to transform their health, release unhealthy weight, let go of disempowering eating habits and access their inner power. Challenging thoughts and limiting beliefs, changing nutrition to feed the mind, hormones, and body. I help women to do this by overcoming their internal struggles and learn to know and love themselves to enable the neurological change needed for hormones to assist feeling and seeing change. Empowering women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into their power to embrace themselves and choose themselves, so they can continue to give to those that need them. And to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.   Versha's Contact points: Website Instagram Personal Facebook Facebook Page LinkedIn
49:42
May 17, 2021
BEATING BURNOUT & AVOIDING IT with Fay Victoria Durrant
Episode 14   Fay Victoria Durrant - the Wellness Wonder Woman is my guest in this epic podcast on Burnout. In his episode, Fay is very frank about what lead to her personal encounter of burnout and deeply shares what it was like and how she missed the many signs her body was telling her and the things she would say to herself avoiding the harsh reality.  Fay wants to raise awareness on this topic of health for mums of all ages whether a working professional or stay-at-home mum, and that it can happen to anyone with a chronic stressful life and so they know the signs to look out for.   She shares: Symptoms of burnout to look out for The range of things that can occur Listen to what your body is telling you The 4 pillars to steer clear or recover from Burnout About Fay   Fays health and Wellness journey has been a rocky road. As a young mum with a very stressful work & personal life, she developed a passion for working out hard and running, to manage the stress, this ultimately led to exercise addiction, and a lack of true self-care and balance, in turn, lead to extreme burnout, and a long learning curve to recovery. Tenacious enough to not give up on her dreams of sharing the joy and benefits of movement, but keen to share her story to help others beat burn out, she retrained in Yoga and Pilates and exercise for older adults. And slowly, very slowly went back to work teaching a different more balanced form of fitness and wellbeing. She now enjoys sharing more gentle but very effective forms of working out and teaching her clients about the importance of a more balanced life including a lot of real self-care to improve their health and wellbeing.   Connect With Fay   Facebook  Fay Victoria Durrant | Facebook Linked In fay victoria durrant | LinkedIn Insta Health & Wellness Expert (@wellness_wonder_woman)  Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. Former pregnancy, postpartum fitness, and nutrition specialist for over 8 years, turned Health and Body coach. I now help women 40+ empowering women to release unhealthy weight, let go of disempowering eating habits, and access their power. Challenging thoughts and limiting beliefs, changing nutrition to feed the mind, hormones and body. I help women to do this by overcoming their internal struggles and learn to know and love themselves to enable the neurologocal change needed for hormones to assist feeling and seeing change. Empowering women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into their power to embrace themselves and choose themselves, so they can continue to give to those that need them. And to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.   Website Instagram Personal Facebook Facebook Page LinkedIn
53:07
May 10, 2021
FIND YOURSELF & HEALTH IN OVERCOMING ADVERSITY & FAMILY FALLOUTS with Hema Nanuwa
Episode #13 Hema Nanuwa is another Rockstar mum guest on the podcast. I picked Hema for her resilience through the adversity she has been through and the importance she placed on her health through her work on herself to coming out the other side stronger and empowered. She changed her food she put in her body and how it made her feel to exercising regularly, she challenged her ways of thinking and healed herself, her childhood and made peace with the broken relationships that were causing her pain. The journey of doing the two together helped her create the confidence she feels she never had previously. Her newfound perspectives and minset shifts, allowed her to remain positive through the miscarriage she had, with the deep knowing if another family member was meant to happen it would happen. Hema has since had a the second baby she was hoping for. Hema Shares: How important her health was to her in overcoming the issues brought by a toxic family situation The practices she used and still uses to keep high spirited and healthy through challenging times How she reframes everything to see what could be negative to empower her How adversity has helped her realise she can give others hope and help to overcome similar life problems. About My Guest: Hema Nanuwa was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and has now settled in Leicester UK, with her lovely, blended family. She is a mother of three incredible children, a 16year old stepson, a 4 year old daughter and a 6 month old son. Currently, she is enjoying motherhood but in her spare time focuses on her business as a transformational coach focusing on women. She empowers women to transform their lives by developing their capabilities and setting purposeful goals. Connect with My Guest: Website: https://hemananuwa.com Instagram: http://Instagram.com/hemananuwa Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. Former pregnancy, postpartum fitness, and nutrition specialist for over 8 years, turned Health and Body coach. I now help women 40+ empowering women to release unhealthy weight, let go of disempowering eating habits, and access their power. Challenging fixed mindsets, changing nutrition to feed the mind, hormones, body, and teaching women how to optimise exercise effectively for their best outcomes. And I get women to do this by overcoming their internal struggles with their weight and enabling hormones to help the process. Radically changing my client's health in the process and to gain a stronger, fitter body inside and out. Empowering women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into their power to embrace themselves, choose themselves, and love themselves, so they can continue to give to those that need them and to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.   Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versha_coach Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondBodyCoach LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
47:02
May 4, 2021
RETURN TO EXERCISE POST BIRTH OR MAJOR OP
Episode 12 As part of the early motherhood health series, this episode I talk about returning to exercise classes and sport after having a baby or a majot operation. Reminding listeners that your health and personal care is essential to focus on and is an important habit to create with the right focuses for your body's needs at this time. It is short and to the point listen. I share: Things you need to do to return safely to exercise What things you need to consider in the progression of exercise How to build up your fitness Why it is so important to pay attention to the small stuff Early motherhood is a busy, tiring time for many mums, with some mums experiencing overwhelm with the many things to do for a baby, other children if they have them, and looking after themselves as well as thinking about work or returning to work. I reassure mums it is possible with encouragement and small bouts of time. Listen and subscribe to get notifications of the next Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. Former pregnancy, postpartum fitness, and nutrition specialist for over 8 years, turned Health and Body coach. I now help women 40+ ingrain self-worth, release weight and let go of disempowering eating habits. Challenging fixed mindsets, changing nutrition to feed the mind, hormones, body, and teaching women how to optimise exercise effectively for their best outcomes. And I get women to do this by overcoming their internal struggles with their weight and enabling hormones to help the process. Radically changing my client's health in the process and to gain a stronger, fitter body inside and out. Empowering women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into their power to embrace themselves, choose themselves, and love themselves, so they can continue to give to those that need them and to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve. Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versha_coach Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondBodyCoach LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
12:27
April 27, 2021
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT C-SECTION SCAR HEALING with Lola Akinola
Episode #11 Lola Akinola is my special guest this week, who is a pregnancy and postpartum exercise and education specialist. She has had 2 c-sections herself and realised just how little recovery advice and approach to exercise was out there, leading her to specialise in this area to empower women to look after their body pre and post-birth. Calling all women who have had a c-section, recent or some time ago to know that it is never too late to rehab. She talks openly about her personal shock of having an emergency c-section what she had to do to change it all around for her. And she shares : Valuable areas to focus on for c-section recovery. What to start with to adjust to the scar Reiterating the importance of acceptance of your body How spot-training the tummy area will not help recovery What a diastasis recti is Importance of balanced breathing About Lola Akinola Lola is a mum of two, a primary school teacher but a women’s fitness trainer: specialising in exercise and education for pregnancy and beyond. Lola’s fitness journey, however, began 6 months after having her first child by emergency c-section. She decided that she wanted to get into shape and lose her ‘mummy tummy’. At the time, she didn’t realise she had a large degree of separation in her abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) and. began using at home DVDs which consisted of sit-ups and crunches. A few weeks into them, Lola noticed a doming shape around her mid-section and after some research, discovered that the exercises she had been doing were too advanced at that time. Connect With Lola Website: https://www.thisfemalehealthandfitness.co.uk/ Facebook Page: This Female Health & Fitness Instagram: @behindthisfemale Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. Former pregnancy, postpartum fitness and nutrition specialist for over 8 years, turned Health and Body coach. I now help women 40+ ingrain self-worth, release weight and let go of disempowering eating habits. Challenging fixed mind-sets, changing nutrition to feed the mind, hormones, body, and teaching women how to optimise exercise effectively for their best outcomes. And I get women to do this by overcoming their internal struggles with their weight and enabling hormones to help the process. Radically changing my client's health in the process and to gain a stronger, fitter body inside and out. Empowering women to step out of the shadows that live within them, and step into their power to embrace themselves, choose themselves, and love themselves, so they can continue to give to those that need them and to live a happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve. Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versha_bbb Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Business Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondBodyCoaching LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
46:08
April 17, 2021
PERSISTENCE OUTRUNS DOUBT with Rockstar mum Nila Chauhan
Episode #10 Nila Chauhan is another Rockstar mum guest on the podcast, who has come a long way from where she was 20 odd years ago. From her teens food made her feel good for a big part of her younger life, leading to a learned way of using food to cope with stress in her life for the next 20+ years, becoming morbidly obese and having 3 children through this. She is a testament that anyone can change their health, mind and body around. Nila is an inspiring individual who juggles work-life balance just like anyone else, however, it is now her mindset, discipline and dedication to her health and goals that keep her on her toes, not to mention she has coaches that are helping keep her accountable and learning how to do the things she is doing, showing human beings are not islands and everyone needs help. Nila shares: She cared about everyone else and not herself  Feeling she had to sacrifice herself to be the best parent How perfection was destroying her Change she realised had to come from within Persistence will overcome any doubt How goals have been her 'go to' How adversity has shaped her to keep going Her wisdom on what she wished she'd started earlier This is an inspiring listen and lots of wisdom to help you begin or stay on your journey of the best health and best you. About Nila Is a nurse, a mother of 3 and is now 56, who started her journey from morbidly obese at size 24 to size 8, some 10 to 15 years ago. She kicked obesity and has done London Marathon, Southend to London race, she is a European Karate Champion and has recently competed in Crossfit competitions, losing the weight some time ago, now getting stronger by the week! Connect with my guest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nila.chauhan1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prince55_nila/ Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Transformation Mindset, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping women overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mindset towards themselves, for releasing excess weight, gaining a healthier, stronger, fitter body inside and out. Teaching women to live, feel and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to release excess weight and keep it. Teaching women to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve. Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versha_bbb Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Business Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
01:04:29
April 11, 2021
NUTRITION FOR MUMS & KIDS with Sue Worrall, a Clinical Nutritionist for 30 years!
Episode #9 With Sue Worrall In this episode Sue shares what brought her to this work from her own deep personal and family experiences with health. She wants mums to know it is never too late to change your health and not to wait until your health takes a bad turn, take the plunge now. And she share tips on many areas of health, including: - Special sauce to help children eat real food - How to lower GI of pasta - Soy – talks about good and bad soy - Fuel the body for repair and recovery when exercising - Brain and body as one function explained - The issues with fizzy drinks - Gut brain axis – getting clarity of thoughts - And other healthier version of recipe ideas About Sue Worrall Sue has created the Health hub club and a currently free resource of healthy recipes through the Health Hub Academy that has a section specific to mums, links below. Enjoy this listen, Sue has a wonderful energy of wanting to change everyone's health for the better. About Sue Sue Worrall has been a Clinical Nutritionist for over 30 years and has had clinics in London and Cardiff. She started off her career working with sick children, and then progressed to work with family’s and women’s health continuing her progression to work with elite sports professionals. She works online now helping as many people to live and eat healthily, promoting it is never too late to change your health. She has a great deal of knowledge and experience that she wants to share with the world and is working very hard still at the age of 73 to pass this on and make a difference. Keep listening to learn so much from Sue. Connect with Sue LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sueworrall/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthhubclub Health Hub Academy: https://resources.healthhubacademy.com/offers/VHbB2XLQ Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Transformation Mind-set, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping women overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mind set towards themselves, for releasing excess weight, gaining a healthier, stronger, fitter body inside and out. Teaching women to live, feel and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to release excess weight and keep it. Teaching women to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve. Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versha_bbb Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Business Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
01:00:42
April 4, 2021
CHANGE YOUR HEALTH & WEIGHT INSIDE OUT
In this week's podcast my special guest Is Emily Hall. She helps women get control of overeating, binge eating and emotional eating, to love themselves and their body’s. She is a certified Hypnotherpaist, RTT trainer and coach. I love this week’s podcast as Emily shares her own personal experiences with her body and food that help her help women overcome these issues. Important information showing you any mum or women can make change, and Emily shares where it all begins. And she reinforces the message you can be anything or do anything beyond what you currently see for yourself when you have the right tools, guidance and support. She shares We are born fearless to shout out for our needs to be met Non-serving habits can be unlearned Becoming aware is key to any change Challenge can be a catalyst to action and change The importance of the inner work The power of messages we give to ourselves Where our emotions and feelings come from Evidence finding to either support or spiral How to reframe when things are not so great Emily even touches on her take on the Laws of attraction, how your energy ripples into everyone around you. About Emily Emily Hall is The Naked Lady! Not because she doesn’t like clothes but because she helps time-starved women feel great about themselves naked by helping them overcome their emotional eating for good, get to the weight they desire and stay there. All without deprivation or faddy diets. Emily is all about the mind and teaches clients how to work with their minds so that it becomes their friend not their enemy, helping them to live their lives free from emotional pain and trauma. Connect with Emily. You can visit her website https://fresh-forward.co.uk/ You can follow her on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-hall-81722929/ You can follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreshForwardHypnotherapy/ You can email her at emily@fresh-forward.co.uk Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Transformation Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping women overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mind set towards themselves, gaining a healthier, stronger, fitter body inside and out. Teaching women to live, feel and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to release excess weight and keep it that way for good. Inspiring women to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve. Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versha_bbb Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Business Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
57:54
March 28, 2021
THIS WILL MAKE YOU MORE KIND - with ROCKSTAR MUM of the month Priya Mistry
Episode #7 Priya Mistry is Rockstar Mum of the month for her resilience kindness to herself and others, a journey that was more about others, however the realisation of the power of kindness to self has been part of her self discovery. Priya began to think more about her health and body after her first child, because she wanted to see her children grow and be there for them and has been taking micro steps since. In this episode she shares How kindness is a fundamental part of being a human being Pressures we place on ourselves to meet others Importance of being a good happy person How our children teach us What self-worth and self-love means About Priya She's a working mum of two, juggling the world of career, motherhood and home. She's been a GP for almost 8 years and has a special interest in education. The pandemic has thrown its own challenges and has especially highlighted the need for her to focus on herself as well as others around her. It’s drawn on her to focus on the simpler things in life and to take life’s strides in smaller steps.   Connect with Priya Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/priya.mistry.1804 Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Transformation Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping women overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mind set towards themselves, gaining a healthier, stronger, fitter body inside and out. Teaching women to live, feel and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to release excess weight and keep it that way for good. Inspiring women to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.    Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versha_bbb Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Business Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
51:07
March 21, 2021
GUT HEALTH & THE IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH
Episode #6 My guest this week is Amanda Whitehead who is a Gut Health specialist and a mum of 2 girls. She has done an enormous amount of work on herself and with other women too when it comes to living symptom free of gut issues. She shares her experience as a mother of a child diagnosed with a gut condition at the age of 5 and how this changed with environmental changes, contributing to the work she does now. Amanda shares in this episode: In great depth what gut health means And it's relationship to mental health How our hormones impact our mental health What hormones are at play to maintain optimum overall health How Gut imbalance can mean to brain imbalance How we can look after our Gut Health What inflammation is and how this relates to Gut health Tools and practices you can use to improve Gut health. About Amanda She is a health and nutrition coach who has been in the industry for 26 years. She helps overwhelmed women aged 35+ to increase energy, enhance sleep and feel sexy again. After years of suffering with irritable bowel syndrome and an underactive thyroid, with Western medicines not helping and in some cases worsening her symptoms; she studied and learnt how alternative methods of healing can work through analysing what you choose to put in your body and what thoughts you allow into your mind. She reversed both afflictions from simply changing food choices and daily habits, introducing self-care strategies and practices. She has supported and educated hundreds of people to understand how their body functions, the importance of nutrition and a healthy mind-set. Creating a healthy lifestyle and empowering them to become an expert of their unique selves. Connect With Amanda Whitehead: Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/purposefullynourished Insta: https://www.Instagram.com/purposefullynourished/ LinedIn: https://www.linkedIn.com/in/amanda-whitehead-00b954117 Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping women overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mind set towards themselves, gaining a slimmer, healthier, stronger body inside and out. Teaching women to live, feel and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to lose excess weight and keep it off for good. Inspiring women to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.    Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vershapatel_b_beyondbody/ Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/versha1 Business Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/versha-patel-0239041/
01:06:07
March 12, 2021
PELVIC HEALTH FOR ALL WOMEN
Minal Gadhia is my expert guest this week, she is a women’s physio, specialising in pelvic health, diastasis recti rehab and much more. She is an inspiring individual who has a passion to make a difference to women’s health and the quality of their life after issues have occurred in these areas of the body. In this episode Minal shares: Why the pelvic floor is part of a women’s crucial foundation. Risk factors to having pelvic floor dysfunction, including menopause and why ALL WOMEN need to be aware of and look after their pelvic floor. How to correctly exercise pelvic floor Explanation of the breath How your pelvic floor works with breathe  How stress impacts the pelvic floor  How to self-test and be aware of your pelvic floor Prolapse explained, what it is and the various types  Running, exercise and pelvic floor guidance About Minal Gadhia She has over 20 years of experience as a chartered physiotherapist with a special interest in Women’s health. She helps women with pelvic health issues through all stages of life, supporting them to carry on doing the things they love to do. Now she mainly works in the private sector, based at the Nuffield Health, Leicester Hospital, where she has been for 18 years; and at a private practice in Northamptonshire (Corby). She has taken on specialist pelvic-health post-graduate training. She has a strong background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and completed a Masters in Manual therapy in 2011. She's a registered with The Pelvic Partnership, which is a charity that supports women with pelvic girdle pain, and also a registered Mummy MOT practitioner providing post-natal assessments to new (and old) mums, helping them get back to feeling like themselves again after giving birth. Her training puts her in a unique position for treating women with pelvic health issues and allows her to provide a holistic and rounded care plan. Connect with Minal Email: info@teamrehab.uk Website: https://www.teamrehab.uk/ Useful links: Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association: https://pogp.csp.org.uk/information-patients Squeezy app: https://www.squeezyapp.com/ Pelvic Partnership: A charity supporting mums https://pelvicpartnership.org.uk/ Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping women overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mindset towards themselves, gaining a healthier, stronger body inside and out. Teaching women & mothers to live and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to lose excess weight and keep it off for good. Inspiring women to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.    Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram:@vershapatel_b_beyondbody Personal Facebook: @Versha Patel Business Facebook Page: @BirthBeyondBody
01:06:04
March 7, 2021
ROCKSTAR MUM - HER SECRETS TO FEELING HER BEST with Meera Parmar
Episode #4 Meera Parmar is another Rockstar mum guest on the podcast, for her high spirit, things she is doing for herself to feel her best in her health and be the person she wants to be for her family and children. Doing things familiar as well as newer things that have been working for her that she shares here. Shining light on a real mums inspiring story and attitude to living a happy, great healthy life even when faced with life challenges. She embraces motherhood, working full time and continuously making time for herself, to ensure she is feels fabulous. Her ethos is everything starts with yourself to have a happy life, to Meera this means looking after her whole health, mind and body so she can give effortlessly to others that need her and be available for the ones she loves and cares about. She tries her best to not let life get her down, focusing on the things that keep her going, including time out for her self. Along the way Versha shares important health information that will help you in your health journey. About Meera Parmar She was extremely sporty when she was younger, competing in rounders and hockey leagues she loved swimming and playing tennis and competing in any kind of sport. This is something she continues to do as she will often take part in football with her son and cousin's, rounders cricket etc. In terms of food, she’s tried so many different fad diets depriving herself of certain foods only to then binge out whenever the diet had finished, completely defeating the whole purpose of the diet. It's her belief that ultimately it's a lifestyle choice and getting the balance right for healthy body, mind and emotional well-being is key. This combination is what she strives to achieve in life. Connect With Meera Personal Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/meera.parmar3 Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping mothers overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mindset towards themselves, gaining a slimmer, healthier, stronger body inside and out. Teaching mothers to live and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to lose excess weight and keep it off for good. Inspiring mothers to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.    Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram:@vershapatel_b_beyondbody Personal Facebook: @Versha Patel Business Facebook Page: @BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: @Versha Patel
50:39
February 28, 2021
LIVE LIFE WITH BALANCE & INTEGRITY FOR GREAT HEALTH - with Joanna Helcke
Episode #3 Joanna Helcke is a pregnancy and postpartum fitness expert, helping mums in looking after their body before and after birth. In this podcast Jo shares: Her empathy for what mums are going through right now and her advise to all mums out there What has been working for her during these restricted living times.  It’s ok to not feel like doing exercise in your home Vegan is a choice Juggling – creating buffer activities for relaxation.  Where your focus should be to live well and happy How to live without food restriction for optimum health How pregnancy can be a pivotal time for mums in making real life long health changes What inspires Jo and her core values How many parents transfer their career drive into parenting – her tips How high standards in work can be detrimental to you on a personal level 70-80 Rule in most things in life to create balance About Joanna Helcke She wear many hats in life: mother of boys, pregnancy & postnatal fitness expert, award winner, public speaker, raw vegan chef & passionate lover of coffee & chocolate! She follow her heart ... Underpinning all that she does is the desire to help & look after others to the best of her ability, to care for the world around her - there is no planet B - and to act with kindness & generosity in all that she does. Connect With Jo Websites: www.zesteat.co.uk raw vegan food local and national www.zest4lifeuk.com Leicestershire pre and postnatal fitness www.fitbumpboxoffer.com National perinatal fitness product Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanna.helcke Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannahelcke/   Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping mothers overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mindset towards themselves, gaining a healthier, stronger body inside and out. Teaching mothers to choose themselves daily, to live and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to become strong and healthy from the inside out and losing excess weight in the process, for good. Inspiring mothers to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.     Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram:@birthbeyondbody Personal Facebook: @Versha Patel Business Facebook Page: @BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: @Versha Patel Enjoy and take something forward into your life.
57:21
February 21, 2021
BUILD SPIRITUAL INNER STRENGTH MUMS & GIVE TO YOURSELF with Kishori Jani
In this episode Kishori shares her deep understanding of spiritual life from an eastern monastic life, bringing and applying it in a modern world, sharing important perspectives mothers can take to help them through these current times, to establish inner resilience and health from the inside out. She wants mothers to understand and believe they are divine, that their role has a place and to understand that society has created a narrative that under appreciates what a mother does. Talking about how so many mothers have expressed their feeling of discomfort because of the 'I'm a mother and ...' expectation placed on them by the culture we live in. Kishori also expands on giving to others as a mother and human being starts with feeding your own inner strength, through mindful practice, mantras and meditation or whichever way you choose. It's about finding practices that tap into you accessing the higher source or the divine, knowing this and practicing life this way is freeing. She explains eloquently being of service from a place of giving with no expectation, knowing you are doing good, making a difference to this planet by raising kind children, with the recieving being Karmic and what this all means in the bigger picture. About Kishori Jani Kishori Jani is a mother of four, Sanskrit teacher and eastern (Vedic) wisdom coach. She was born and raised in India, in a temple setting to an American mother and Gujarati Father who were both Hindu priests. She gained a deep understanding of the Vedic scriptures and was trained in monastic life. She later obtained her degree in Biochemistry from UCLA in Los Angeles, USA and also worked there in academia for many years. This unique blend of spiritual upbringing and professional skill has enabled her to share timeless Vedic wisdom in a more applicable and relevant way.  Recently a Kirtan (spiritual mantra music) she did with her family went viral with over 30 Million views. As a result the family have gained a large social media following and share regular Kirtans and Bhagavad-Gita Wisdom Connect With Kishori Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kishori15 Facebook Page for regular lives: https://www.facebook.com/Kishorijaniji Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kishori_jani/channel/ Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, devoted to helping mothers overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mindset towards themselves, gaining a slimmer, healthier, stronger body inside and out. Teaching mothers to live and think differently as well as changing what they eat, how they move to lose excess weight and keep it off for good. Inspiring mothers to choose themselves daily, to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve.   Website: www.vershapatel.com Instagram:@vershapatel_b_beyondbody Personal Facebook: @Versha Patel Business Facebook Page: @BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: @Versha Patel
54:02
February 14, 2021
HOW I GOT MORE ENERGY AFTER HAVING CHILDREN with Bella Tomlinson
Welcoming Bella Tomlinson as the first guest on Any Mum Can podcast. Bella shares her journey of taking her health more seriously after her children were born and how the people around her were a huge influence in her becoming a runner whilst having fun and making time for herself. She talks about how she felt more energised after having her children and they were her motivation to become fitter and think about her health, as well as to feel good and be a mother she wanted to be. Lots of of nuggets of information on things you can do to get started on your journey and an inspiring story that it's not about being skinny, but rather having a healthy lifestyle and mindset to go with it to feel good about yourself and for your family. I hope this conversation shows you that it's possible to make changes, no matter where you are in your life, whether you're surrounded by others doing it or you find your own way as I did without that aid. Take inspiration from Bella, who doesn't diet, living a fairly balanced life of physical activity and eating healthily most of the time. Connect with Bella LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bella-tomlinson-233bb574/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BellaTom Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belltom/ Connect With The Host My name is Versha Patel. I am a Lifestyle, Nutrition and Body Coach, specialising in helping mothers overcome obstacles to change their health, body and mindset towards themselves for weight loss. Teaching them to live and think differently as well as changing what they eat and how they move to lose excess weight and keep it off for good. Inspiring mothers to live an exceptionally happy healthy life in a body they love and deserve. Instagram:@birthbeyondbody Personal Facebook: @Versha Patel Business Facebook Page: @BirthBeyondBody LinkedIn: @Versha Patel  
40:35
February 7, 2021