Live the fab life

055 No more starting over on Mondays | Melissa Costello

We’re in this diet mindset that keeps us stuck in the vicious circle instead of living more from a place of what is nourishing, what’s going to fuel me, what feels good for me
— Melissa Costello -

I feel so privileged that I get to connect with and interview people like the talented and inspirational Melissa Costello.  She shares her difficult journey with body image that has her supporting so many people in her work as a Transformational Eating Coach, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Spiritual Psychologist, Plant-Based Chef, Speaker and Author.  Melissa shares that eating well does not exclude a challenge with body image and inappropriate relationship with food.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Melissa Costello

We spoke about 

  • A difficult body image journey
  • The rise of chronic illness
  • Healing the relationship with food
  • The many benefits of clean eating
  • Finding balance and consistency in our relationship with food
  • One meal at a time mindset
  • Types of reasons why people eat
  • Melissa’s tips for Living Fabulously

Value Quotes 

“When I started to transform my diet, all my childhood illnesses went away”

“I thought that the healthier I ate and the more that I controlled my food, that would bring my body to a place that I felt good about”

“I basically healed my relationship to food and my body because I really saw the connection of how my eating was linked to my body image”

“As much as eating healthy and eating clean is important a lot of people struggle with the consistency”

“We’re overwhelmed, overloaded, people are not getting enough sleep”

“We are constantly being bogged down by electronics, phones and all these distractions and people aren’t getting the quality of time alone or the quality of sleep that they need”

“It’s become a world of convenience and what is convenient is not always healthy”

“I’ve finally felt that sense of freedom where I can really enjoy my body and feel good”

“Clean eating is not eating from a bag, box or a can but eating food as close to nature as you can”

“We’re in this diet mindset that keeps us stuck in the vicious circle instead of living more from a place of what is nourishing, what’s going to fuel me, what feels good for me”

“What I found for myself in my journey is that the healthier I ate, the better I felt and the more I wanted to do it”

“Each choice we make is either going to compound the problem or create solutions for us”

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links  

You can find Melissa Costello at:

Website: www.karmachow.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/karmachow

Do you find yourself in the tug-o-war mindset of “I want something sweet”? Take this FREE quiz with steps to reclaim your shape and get back your va-va-va-voom! Head to www.livingfabulously.com/hello-vitality

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054 Take care of YOU | Marian Mitchell

Once I realised… oh I haven’t been taking care of myself. I have been working all the time. I’m never off. I don’t ask for help. I don’t like to be seen as weak or something
— Marian Mitchell -

Believe that it’s possible to take care of yourself! Marian is an entrepreneur and integrative health coach who lost her wellbeing from burning the candle at both ends. Yes often we teach what we learned the hard way, because we don’t want others to go through the same pain as we have!

Marian is passionate about helping others and works to equip and empower them to enjoy and thrive in their new lifestyle.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Marian Mitchell 

We spoke about

  • Juggling the role of being a Mum and starting a business
  • The adrenals and their role in the body
  • Why adrenal fatigue is on the rise
  • Symptoms you have adrenal fatigue
  • Three areas to focus on to recover
  • Different ways of doing things
  • Philosophy for wellbeing
  • Marian’s cooking show for people who want simple yet good food
  • Super tips for Living Fabulously 

Value Quotes

“I was burning the candle at both ends and after about a year my body just crashed”

“Once I realised… oh I haven’t been taking care of myself. I have been working all the time. I’m never off. I don’t ask for help. I don’t like to be seen as weak or something”

“With technology and cell phones we are never off the clock anymore. We are always available”

“We don’t build in time for rest. Rest is a four letter word”

“If we’re too stressed out for too long the adrenal glands get tired and they can’t keep up. That’s what leads to adrenal fatigue”

“We have to start saying NO to things”

“Take time to rest. Nap on the weekends. Stay at home and relax”

“Make sure that your soul is nourished so that you can give to the world around you”

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Marian Mitchell at:

Website:  www.roadtolivingwhole.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RoadToLivingWhole/

Thrive Gluten Free - Cooking Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCetRE3K1P-1F7HgLJ0CXOhg/feed

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053 Stress less and have more Energy | Reneau Peurifoy

Stress is just a message that you have some business to take care of
— Reneau Peurifoy -

An author and specialist in anxiety disorders, Reneau Peurifoy joins me and we explore stress in a very practical and accessible way including its impact on our lives. 

When you are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep the truth is that many times you aren't having a sleep issue. You are having a stress issue. When we stress less we have more energy to create the life we love to live instead of expending energy on things that may never happen.

If you (or someone in your life) has difficulty physically, mentally or emotionally with the impacts of ongoing stress set aside time to listen to what Reneau shares on the subject with some really great tips on how to worry well.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Reneau Peurifoy

We spoke about 

  • The difference between stress vs stressors
  • How we respond to positive vs negative stress
  • The problem of ongoing or chronic stress
  • Busting myths about stress
  • Why people react to stress so differently
  • Types of things that trigger stress
  • Effectively managing short and long-term stress
  • A checklist of strategies to deal with stress
  • Addressing “what if” thinking or negative anticipation
  • 3 fabulous tips to be in your happy space

Value Quotes 

“Stress is designed to help your body function more effectively when you have a demand on it”

“Any danger that you perceive or any threat, your body responds to it as it it’s now, even if it’s just a thought”

“You look at any picture of a president when they first take office and when they leave office and it looks like they’ve aged two decades”

“You can deal with short term stress very effectively. It’s that chronic ongoing stress that’s very wearing on the body”

“Any strong emotion will reduce your ability to think logically”

“People who have panic attacks have a much more reactive body”

“Stress is just a message that you have some business to take care of”

“You need to have an awareness that stress is getting to you”

“When stress starts to affect you, you become more black and white in your thinking”

“If you know you’re under stress and if it’s possible delay making important decisions”

“People who worry tend to overestimate the odds that something is going to happen and then they catastrophise how awful it’s going to be”

“So much of it is so automatic that we don’t realise how irrational we can be sometimes”

“In our modern technological world, we are most impoverished is, in our relationships”

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.  

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!  

Episode Links

You can find Reneau Peurifoy at:

Website: www.whyemotions.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSCyerIGxlgSf_8-U0UQ7lQ/featured

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Sleeptember® Events

1) Sleep Beyond Belief will resolve the problem of feeling stressed out and instead we will be tapping out! Let's tap out your stress so you can Sleep Beyond Belief!

2) Stress Sleep and your Brain will solve the connection and missing links between your energy, your emotional health and your vitality. Get your natural high right here by connecting Stress Sleep and your Brain

3) Six Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality will eliminate overwhelm and have you take back control. A simple plan to carve out time for yourself while still keeping up with your work and family commitments. Let go of the angst with 6 Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality

Have you heard about Sleep Fabulously?

A 4 week program to transform your life through your sleep in a 3 pillar (scratch that)

IN A 3 PILLOW APPROACH

Body - learn what kind of sleep your body needs, the best time for your body to sleep, and uncover the mystery why you wake up at peculiar middle of the night hours.
+
Mind
 - overcome the racing thoughts that keep you awake, the one mind trick that will get you back to sleep every time, and the sure way to overcome excuses
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Sleep
 - determine the actual intrusions behind your sleep (you’ll be surprised), how to master your sleep cycle and how to ready your body clock

Body + Mind + Sleep = Sound Asleep Nights and a Throw Away Your Alarm Clock Lifestyle

052 3 tips that will make your nightmares become sweet dreams | Bev Roberts

The fears and worries we don’t acknowledge in our waking life come out to play in the middle of the night
— Bev Roberts -

We are midway through Sleeptember®, a month of events focused on supporting you to get better quality sleep so I decided to share 3 tips that I have found particularly helpful to deal with a busy mind and stress. You may find that you fall asleep from exhaustion yet wake up in the early hours of the morning with monkey mind. Use these tips daily to train your mind to put stress to bed!

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from your host Bev Roberts

I spoke about

  • How sleep can become like a nasty playground
  • 3 reasons why your mind makes a poor master
  • 3 practical tips to ditch stress that keeps you awake

Value Quotes

“The fears and worries we don’t acknowledge in our waking life come out to play in the middle of the night"  

"Our mind gets stuck on auto-repeat and like clockwork it’s 2 or 3am, we’re wide awake and the merry-go-round of thoughts swirl in our heads relentlessly"  

"It is completely possible to fall asleep and stay asleep when we understand that the mind makes a good slave but a poor master"  

"Amplifying our perception of the situation is what can create unnecessary worry or fear and yet it may be a blinkered version of the story"  

"Place a priority on letting go of those fears before you head to bed so you can have restorative sleep that brings equilibrium easily"  

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.  

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can also find me at:

Facebook: http://bit.ly/livefabfbpage

Living Fabulously Forum: http://bit.ly/livefabfb 

Become Calm and Collected once again with this FREE guided relaxation

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Sleeptember® Events

1) Sleep Beyond Belief will resolve the problem of feeling stressed out and instead we will be tapping out! Let's tap out your stress so you can Sleep Beyond Belief!

2) Stress Sleep and your Brain will solve the connection and missing links between your energy, your emotional health and your vitality. Get your natural high right here by connecting Stress Sleep and your Brain

3) Six Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality will eliminate overwhelm and have you take back control. A simple plan to carve out time for yourself while still keeping up with your work and family commitments. Let go of the angst with 6 Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality

 

051 Sleep will make you feel and function at your best | Andrea Beaman

Just like the eyes get tired, the internal organs get tired as well
— Andrea Beaman -

Her passion as a natural foods chef, holistic health coach, herbalist and an educator is palpable and I’m delighted that Andrea Beaman and I share a mutual love for educating people to reclaim their health and vitality. We explore the impact of stress and the link to sleep with how we feel and function.

Andrea dispels several myths that people hold about thyroid function. You may be surprised at the interconnectedness of the thyroid with aspects like weight gain, emotional health and energy. It will likely be different to what you have been told!

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Andrea Beaman

We spoke about 

  • Andrea’s wake-up call with her own health
  • The huge responsibility of the thyroid gland in the body
  • Impact of stress on the function of the thyroid
  • When the thyroid comes to the rescue
  • The link between sleep, stress and the endocrine system
  • Impacts of inadequate sleep on all systems in the body
  • The role of sleep in a clear focused brain
  • The emotional connections to thyroid function
  • The nature of recurring illnesses
  • How you can love and take care of yourself to your best ability
  • Get adequate rest and nourish yourself deeply  

Value Quotes 

“I’m grateful for my illness because it really woke me up”

“The thyroid is not a solo operator. It lives on the endocrine system with it’s brother and sister glands”

“People will blame weight gain on the thyroid but weight gain is probably more due to stress”

“When you are under a tremendous amount of chronic stress all the time. It physically exhausts the body. The body goes into a state of depletion… there is only so much energy that it has”

“I would not suggest that people be on their electronic equipment after 8 o’clock at night especially if they are having trouble sleeping”

“If we do not get the sleep that we need all of the metabolic processes are disrupted”

“If you do not get adequate sleep your digestive system does not function well. You will actually crave more sugar and fat the next day”

“Just like the eyes get tired, the internal organs get tired as well”

“If the heart is not at ease or at rest then it will keep the mind up at night”

“When the body becomes physically depleted the emotions are on edge”

“The thyroid is connected to our fifth chakra and the fifth chakra is your ability to communicate and express yourself gracefully and effectively”

“The immune system doesn’t attack the body for no reason.  The human body is brilliantly designed”

“So that’s where Hashimoto’s will come in and Graves… those autoimmune conditions… on the spiritual and emotional levels”

“Human beings are multi-faceted creatures. So we’re living in a physical body but right beneath that is an emotional body and connecting everything is a spiritual body”

“If you’re having recurring illnesses that keep popping up over and over again. Stop looking at the physical and go deeper. Go deeper into the emotional body, go deeper into the spiritual body and see what you can learn from this…”

“Allow loving supportive relationships to nourish you on that emotional and spiritual level”

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links 

You can find Andrea Beaman at:

Website: www.andreabeaman.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Andrea.Beaman1/

Dr Bruce Lipton | The Biology of Belief

Website: www.brucelipton.com

Seminar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjj0xVM4x1I

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Sleeptember® Events

1) Sleep Beyond Belief will resolve the problem of feeling stressed out and instead we will be tapping out! Let's tap out your stress so you can Sleep Beyond Belief!

2) Stress Sleep and your Brain will solve the connection and missing links between your energy, your emotional health and your vitality. Get your natural high right here by connecting Stress Sleep and your Brain

3) Six Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality will eliminate overwhelm and have you take back control. A simple plan to carve out time for yourself while still keeping up with your work and family commitments. Let go of the angst with 6 Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality

050 3 lessons from a reformed sleep-deprived executive | Bev Roberts

There’s no time like now to stop, put yourself first and make a choice to live fabulously
— Bev Roberts -

Celebrating the 50th episode of the Living Fabulously with Bev show! Thank you so much for lending me your ears for the past year and I trust that the expert insights and inspirational stories have enabled you to make a choice to make a change for the better.

It’s the first day of Sleeptember®, a month of events focused on supporting you to get better quality sleep so I decided to share 3 lessons to show that it is possible to make step changes and you don’t need to wait until you fall off a health cliff.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from your host Bev Roberts

I spoke about

  • Resilience to stress being a complete myth
  • Being forced to slow down
  • Not letting go of your passion and dreams
  • Was it the glass ceiling?
  • The impact of not having an off switch
  • Giving myself permission
  • Making better choices about priorities
  • Learning to relax and meditate
  • The value of quality sleep
  • Three ways to change your sleep story

Value Quotes

“Today my life cannot be compared to what it was for all the right reasons”

“Being forced to slow down is not an easy task for an A type personality”

“There’s no time like now to stop, put yourself first and make a choice to live fabulously”

“I woke up to the fact that my body is my vehicle for life and when it doesn’t work optimally nothing else is possible or enjoyable”

“The challenge when you are sleep-deprived is that you fall asleep from sheer exhaustion but you don’t sleep deeply or stay asleep”

“I was amazed that putting in place simple rituals could have such a profound effect as a wind down to sleep”

“I’ve made it my mission is to shift entrepreneurs and professionals from being tired but wired to refreshed and energised every day”

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now! 

Episode Links

Sign up for Sleeptember® and have the best sleep of your year http://bit.ly/sleeptember

“Set Boundaries like a Boss” with Patti Villalobos.  You can find out more at www.pattivillalobos.com

12 Simple Steps to Living Fabulously guide which is available as a FREE download at www.livingfabulously.com

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. You can find out more at http://www.openground.com.au/individuals/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction

Tom on Insight Timer at https://insighttimer.com/tomevans and at his website http://www.tomevans.co/

Sleeptember® Events

1) Sleep Beyond Belief will resolve the problem of feeling stressed out and instead we will be tapping out! Let's tap out your stress so you can Sleep Beyond Belief!

2) Stress Sleep and your Brain will solve the connection and missing links between your energy, your emotional health and your vitality. Get your natural high right here by connecting Stress Sleep and your Brain

3) Six Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality will eliminate overwhelm and have you take back control. A simple plan to carve out time for yourself while still keeping up with your work and family commitments. Let go of the angst with 6 Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality

 

 

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049 Close your Identity Gap™ to remove stress | Dr Heather Clark

There’s a root stress…the stress of being someone you are not
— Dr Heather Clark

Author, speaker, functional medicine specialist and CEO of Vibrant Again; Dr. Heather Clark, PharmD, helps people reclaim their lives from burnout and adrenal fatigue using unique and comprehensive system to reverse burnout. Heather helps people close the gap between who they really are and how they are being and that’s where she says the magic is. You can rise above this misalignment, make a decision to recover and address the inauthenticity of what you are doing and what your soul desires.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Heather

We spoke about 

  • Heather’s journey to burnout and back
  • Finding new gifts and learning to receive them
  • Defining adrenal fatigue and burnout
  • How do you know if you are dealing with burnout?
  • Tips for recovering from burnout
  • The timeframe to a full recovery
  • Understanding the Identity Gap™
  • Tools to help you close the Identity Gap™ to remove stress
  • Profound self-care tips 

Value Quotes 

“What it boiled down to is that it [sic pharmacy] just didn’t light me up”

“What actually happened is because I was trying to push through and do all these things that aren’t aligned for me I burned out”

“I would take a shower and then need to lay down for about 10 or 15 minutes to rest up from the shower”

“Functional medicine is simply a science based approach that looks to get to the root of the problem”

“When I’m in the work I feel so alive… that was the missing piece”

“Once you get physical symptoms that’s your clue that the problem has been raging for a long time”

“Create a situation where you are likely to get plenty of sleep”

“Really embrace the idea that NO is a complete sentence”

“There’s a root stress…the stress of being someone you are not” 

“When you’re very young, your identity is very close to who you really are”

“You’re getting feedback from your soul all the time, I call them soul signals but if you’re not tuned into it it’s really hard to tell”

“A commitment and decision to live fabulously. That right there cuts out a lot of things.”

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now! 

Episode Links

You can find Dr Heather Clark at:

Website:  http://www.vibrantagain.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vibrantagain/

Take Heather’s screening quiz to check if it is burn out: http://www.vibrantagain.com/assess/

For a visual representation of Heather explaining how energy is related to The Identity Gap™ and how to develop your internal GPS watch the video here

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048 Notice the gentle nudges of your true self | Kyle Davies

Our emotion tends to get blocked up without us being aware of it
— Kyle Davies

Need a new perspective and understanding of stress and emotions? Kyle Davies, a psychologist, coach and author specialising in chronic health challenges delivers this and more. We explore the role of emotion on health and wellbeing and do a deep dive on why change is needed from the inside out.  Kyle’s message is one of empowerment and taking responsibility to create awareness of the integrated nature of the mind and body.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Kyle

We spoke about  

  • Kyle’s own journey with anxiety and depression
  • The dramatic increase in chronic health challenges
  • Defining stress and emotion in a new way
  • Impact of “invisible” stress on the mind and body
  • The role of emotion on health and wellbeing
  • Change is needed from the inside out
  • Feelings don’t need to be solved
  • Kyle’s book ‘The Intelligent Body’ 

Value Quotes 

“If a person goes through a transformation, during the period they are transforming there is a period of chaos. Which is a sort of breaking down of the old and a building up of the new”

“Medicine fails to take in the wider environment and looks at mind and body as being separate and it looks at the body in separate bits and your body is looked at as a machine”

“If we try to manage symptoms the body will tend to either perpetuate those symptoms and amplify those symptoms or send a different set of symptoms”

“Our emotion tends to get blocked up without us being aware of it”

“Our bodies and our mind are a self-correcting and self-healing system”

“When the body is in a perpetual state of stress there’s a battle going on internally to try to reset to our default setting”

“My body is the vehicle through which I experience life… my body lets me know through the symptom of pain…to get our attention”

“The flow of intelligence happens throughout the body… brain, heart and gut”

“We live in a culture where I think we are increasingly disempowered which is just not useful for us”

“When we grow up we tend to deviate from our true self in order to fit in, to get by, to be liked, to do the right thing all because of trauma”

“Taking time to listen to the gentle nudges of your true self that show up as symptoms in the body” 

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them. 

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now! 

Episode Links

You can find Kyle Davies at:

Website: http://kyledavies.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KyleDaviesEFC/

Find out more about Kyle’s book ‘The Intelligent Body’ at Amazon or Barnes and Noble

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047 Choose to create the life you want | Heidi Crockett

Having a good functioning brain, a clear mind and good relationships are important to have good mental health and to reduce stress
— Heidi Crockett -

Heidi's own grief and care giver stress propelled her into studying further and she now uses a lens of Relational Neuroscience in her work. Heidi describes this as connecting brain to brain and integration being the quality of that connection. She shares her passion of how these principles can help people to cope and thrive in their lives. We explore the nature of stress from a more scientific perspective in layman’s terms yet with incredible practical application to letting go of stress in our lives and choosing to create the life you want.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Heidi Crockett

We spoke about 

  • Turning her own grief and stress around
  • The super computer and stress response in the body
  • Becoming aware of our own stress triggers
  • Tools and resources to calm us down
  • Why it’s important to be in balance in the wellness triangle
  • How we can use choice to let go of stress
  • Heidi’s books on optimal mental health and relationship health
  • Creating the life you want 

Value Quotes 

“Relational Neuroscience helped me understand the grief and stress that I was experiencing at that time and helped me overcome my grief”

“Emotional intelligence is really about learning how to recognise when you have that stress response, when you’re having a really strong emotion… and learning how to calm that down through self-regulation”

“If we can train ourselves to become aware of our bodies, we can catch these subtle signs and change before our stress response goes super out of control”

“Over time something that’s not really that stressful can build… it’s not that something happens one time it’s usually the 86th time that it happens that people just blow up and goes out of control”

“Meditation strengthens 8 of the 9 functions of the pre-frontal cortex”

“Cultivate securely attached relationships. That improves all 9 functions of the pre-frontal cortex”

“Having a good functioning brain, a clear mind and good relationships are important to have good mental health and to reduce stress”

“If you meditate every day it is amazing with the neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, it rewires your brain. It will change your experience of reality”  

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them. 

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now! 

Episode Links 

You can find Heidi Crockett at:

Website:  http://www.greenlightheidi.com for mental health

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046 Learn to not be STUCK on the stumbles | Bryan Falchuk

Do we allow ourselves to be reactionary and just respond to the choices that others are making or are we taking a moment to pause, breathe and look at a situation and decide what is the wisest thing we can do
— Bryan Falchuk -

What a joy to speak to Bryan Falchuk; executive, coach and author of Do a Day, who has taken his hard-won philosophy of life and turned it into a way of being. We explore how the mind and the power of choice can be used for good in our desire to let go of stress. His vulnerable sharing of his turning point to find his true motivation will have you feeling it truly is worth the level of introspection to change your own life for good.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Bryan Falchuk

We spoke about 

  • Emotional distress as a child
  • Early indicators of the impacts of stress
  • Changing how we view stress
  • The choices that we make within ourselves
  • What it means to be intelligent rational beings
  • Moving from rumination to a solution
  • Learn not to be stuck on the stumbles
  • Tools for staying on path
  • Bryan’s book Do a Day
  • Finding your true motivation
  • Your purpose pointed in a direction 

Value Quotes 

“It’s not all bad. I certainly gained a number of points of independence through that stress. I grew, I rely on myself really well. I’ve always been able to rely on myself to take care of myself”

“I do feel like if you really look at someone I think you can see that there’s hurt there and you can see that there is stress.  It’s ok to open up about that and be vulnerable”

“The way that we feel about things is our own choice”

“Do we take the stress as a signal to us that hang on maybe something is not right?”

“Exercise is a positive stress on your body, you grow from stressing your muscles”

“Most people don’t take the time to get really introspective and learn about themselves in a challenging way”

“Do we allow ourselves to be reactionary and just respond to the choices that others are making or are we taking a moment to pause, breathe and look at a situation and decide what is the wisest thing we can do”

“Instead of taking a tough situation and reframing it we stew on it and we let the negativity of it expand through rumination”

“Instead of beating yourself up for what’s already happened or living in fear of what is to come we focus on just the right now”

“Sometimes when we expose who we are it allows people to have a more human connection with us”

“You must know why you do things” 

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now! 

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Episode Links 

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Here is Bryan's free exercise to help find what your Why is: http://www.doadaybook.com/theexercise