Thu, 27 April 2017
Are you aware of how much you pick up emotional from the energy of the people around you? Today, Alex reminds you just how empathetic you really can be and that not feeling good tends to show up in the body. Focusing on the things that do feel good is the way to go, so she recommends a play date with your bestie, to restore your vitality and to have some well-deserved fun! Listen in for some great ideas.
The guest today is Jennifer Cassetta, a powerhouse with a huge heart. She's a trainer, a speaker, she does nutrition and she's also the creator of the Stilettos and Self Defense Workshops, which is the latest in self-defense for women. Jennifer's goal is to help women to develop the self-assurance, strength, and resilience to reduce the real and frightening statistics for sexual assault in the United States. She goes all around the country teaching self-defense workshops at companies, colleges, and universities. Listen in today to get some amazing insights from Jennifer and to hear her inspiring story.
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/138
Thu, 20 April 2017
Did you know that playing takes you out of your head and encourages your body to recover? Would you like to know about the science behind all of that? Then join Alex today as she starts the show with the story of how she helped a client, who was struggling with Chronic Overload Stress, to become more playful and resultantly more relaxed and successful in her life. Listen in as Alex encourages you to include more play in your day and shares seven science-based ways that play helps you to feel great, in and about your body.
Today's guest is Dr. Leslie Tidwell, a board certified OB.Gyn and the creator of Savvy Lady Patient.com. Leslie realized that she could positively affect women's lives by working with them differently, rather than seeing them in her office. She's created a way for women to have a better, more educated, personalized experience when they go to the doctor. Listen in today, as she talks to Alex about how any woman can get ready for her next appointment so that she feels strong and confident and armed with the correct information.
Today, Leslie talks to Alex about:
Remember Her Play Date on April the 29th. Go to www.herplaydate.com to take the Play Pledge, to sign up and to download your free copy of Alex's Play Book.
Wed, 12 April 2017
Are you worried about the effects of screen time on yourself, your kids, or your relationship? If so, you're not alone. That's why Alex reached out to film maker Delaney Ruston, the woman behind the incredible and eye opening documentary, Screenagers and asked her to appear on the show. Listen in today and find out all about Delaney and about how you can make it work for your family in this modern day and age.
Today, Alex starts out talking about how women and men cope very differently with stress. This comes up a lot for her with her coaching and on today's show she shares some of the findings of a study done by Shelley Taylor, which explain why, during stressful times, men usually demonstrate the fight or flight response, while women are inclined to tend and befriend. Listen in as Alex shares a really fun way to cope with this and find out how you can play your way to experiencing less stress.
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/136
Wed, 5 April 2017
If you would love to break the shackles of yo-yo dieting once and for all, or to finally put an end to your diet spiral, you will really gain a lot from today's show, with Alex's super smart guest, Isabel Foxen Duke, a Health Coach who graduated with Alex, from the Institute For Integrative Nutrition. Listen in today and find out about Isabel's outlook on body positivity and how you too can develop a positive outlook towards your own body image.
Isabel was put on her first diet at around three years of age, by her pediatrician, who clearly had no idea how it would affect her later in her life. That was the beginning of what would become a life long obsession for her. When Alex met Isabel, she was just kicking off with her program, Stop Fighting Food. Now, Isabel helps women to stop feeling crazy around food, which is how she felt for most of her life, until she began to learn many things that are not taught conventionally, about emotional and binge eating and the ways that they affect women.
Isabel explains that the sad reality of many dieters lives is that with any rigid attempt to control your body, it will only be a matter of time before you violently lose control and start eating anything that you can get your hands on. She vividly describes the cycle of determination to diet, followed by 'losing it' and falling off the wagon.
On today's show, she talks about how it felt for her, when she fell off the wagon and the about the physical and emotional pain one experiences as a result of yo-yo dieting. She also discusses how landing up in treatment for Binge Eating Disorder was the beginning of her journey towards learning what it means to have a health-full and balanced relationship with food and how this learning involved un-learning much of what she had been conditioned with, through being so engaged with the diet industry for so many years. Listen in and find out more.
You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/135.