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079 Sleep for your body type | Kate Arthy

Understand when you need rest and relaxation and the rhythm that your body needs to move at so you won’t be putting your body under so much stress
— Kate Arthy -

The gorgeous Kate Arthy from Lifestyle Artists talks about her recovery from Hashimotos Thyroiditis and how her solution has become a passion using the power of epigenetics.

Find out how even if your mother or father have what could be an inherited genetic problem that this pathway does not necessarily mean it's yours.

When you look at your body in the mirror, what shape do you see? Your body will fall into one of the three typical body shapes: Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph.

Kate shares how each of these body types have nuances around their sleep and  practical strategies for each body type. 

Get these and other essential insights from a conversation with Kate Arthy.

We Spoke About

  • Kate's journey of holding hope

  • Understanding individual health needs

  • What epigenetics is and why it's important

  • Contribution of genes vs. environment and lifestyle factors

  • Different body types and their need for sleep

  • Sleep strategies for each body type

  • Kate's tips for Living Fabulously

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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

You can find Kate Arthy at:

Website: http://www.lifestyleartists.com.au/

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

Purchase your book: 'Hope in a Dark Tunnel'

 

032 Step forward into what you really want | Elizabeth Williamson

It’s really important when you’re faced with a difficulty or a challenge that’s ongoing and sometimes feels insurmountable, that we give ourselves time for the difficult feelings
— Elizabeth Williamson -

Imagine as a result of an operation becoming completely immobile and having to learn to walk again?

Elizabeth’s story is inspirational and her spirit and quest to live the best life are both moving and truly motivational.  The humour and creativity that Elizabeth brings to her daily life is extraordinary and had me realise that it’s the lens we use on our situation that can change our outcomes.

This is an interview that will make you not want to settle for a second best life and step forward into what you really want to do in your life.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Elizabeth

Elizabeth Williamson

We spoke about

Elizabeth’s career as a counsellor and conflict resolution specialist

The life changing impact of an operation and the gruelling rehabilitation

Finding a way to be with the experience of grief

Focus on being the most positive person in the ward and gym

Neuroplasticity of the brain in the healing process

Bringing creativity and humour into the difficult experiences

Choosing your attitude for the day

The art of sadness and learning to create fun

Living with daily courage and humour

Love, support and generosity of friends

The passion to build a business courageously

Looking at fear differently

Compassion and self-care 

Value Quotes

“I have a real passion about creating a legacy for the future in our families and for our children”

“..creating workplaces where the inevitable conflicts and tensions are not avoided or escalated but seen as creative opportunities”

“If I had really understood what the progress would be post-surgery, I don’t think I would have managed”

“I thought re learning to walk was just like when there’s a tingle in your legs and they are numb in the morning and the feeling comes back, that’s what I thought would be happening for me”

“It took more courage than I could have understood at the time.  It took more humour than I could have understood at the time and more sadness, you know really having to understand grief and loss in a new way”

“It’s been a long slow journey back”

“I get the sensation of the nerves flowing through my body.  It’s an astounding experience”

“Determination needs lots of laughter, a little bit of competition and a little bit of anger”

“I joke now that I walk like I’m drunk when I’m sober. Well I walked back then like I was 4 or 5 or 17 sheets to the wind”

“We do have a choice about how we manage chronic pain but it is a daily choice and for people living with a disability or chronic pain it’s often a choice they have to make several times a day”

“It’s really important when you’re faced with a difficulty or a challenge that’s ongoing and sometimes feels insurmountable that we give ourselves time for the difficult feelings”

“I wasn’t going to settle for a second best life.  Whatever my physical possibilities were going to be I was going to live the very best life I could”

“There’s lots of value to be found in the difficult experiences”

“That decision to live a best life possible means just very small daily courage”

“One of the amazing outcomes for me is to understand so much more about compassion”

“We need to have rich, full lives which are full of the dark and the light”

“I have a joke that I start off with saying that I have a conflict with gravity and you’ll see me wobble as well as other conflicts we have in life”

“We have to live our lives being our very best friend”

“If I reach out and very simply make 5 or 10 people smile. My mood will be better and I’ll have raised my head, my eyes and my attitude and my emotions”  

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I have some really exciting news I want to share with you! I will be writing my book in the first quarter of next year. Woo hoo I was accepted on the 90 day book writing course with Kathy Miles Wheeler and will be supported by the fabulous Karen Gunton, she's a coach and author of the Lighthouse Revolution.

So in order to achieve my dream of writing a non-fiction book I will be moving to fortnightly shows in 2017.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for being such a fabulous listener and I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy festive season.  May joy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

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 Elizabeth Williamson at:

Website: www.elizabethwilliamsonsolutions.com

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

Kathy Miles Wheeler: http://www.bookwritingmagazine.com/

Karen Gunton: http://www.karengunton.com

025 Transform your stress | Margie Braunstein

You need to be willing to live fabulously. Keep seeking and don’t accept less than living fabulously
— Margie Braunstein -

To open the series on mental health, I spoke with the highly experienced and beautifully pragmatic Margie Braunstein from Heartnicity™ about stress, it’s impact on our lives and health and simple things to do to turn negative stress around. I really love that we spoke science, biology and avoiding stretching ourselves to breaking point with there being no value to soldiering on.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Margie 

We spoke about 

  • Reducing the overwhelm people are living with

  • The role of personal development and purpose in Margie’s life

  • Background to the term stress and it’s definition

  • The difference between positive / good eustress and negative / bad distress

  • The role of good stress

  • The disservice of soldering on

  • Awareness of the signals you are reaching the tipping point

  • How stress affects people differently

  • The interrelated impact of stress on an overloaded nervous system

  • Building in our “insurance” against stress

  • The physical impact of stress on the body

  • The relationship between stress, poor sleep and how we function

  • The 3 step Heartnicity™ method of awareness, acceptance and action and it’s application

  • Living on a path of heart being constantly aware of moving toward or away from a stressful life

  • Simple practices for managing daily stress

  • The impact of ruminating thoughts and how to manage this more effectively

  • Indulging in loving self-care every day

Value Quotes 

“When people practice relaxation and meditation the nervous system is given a chance to relax a bit”

“There’s nothing better than discovering that there’s more to discover”

“It’s all about actually how to use your heart to have a better life and to manage your feelings better to manage your life better”

“Stress is generally seen as something to be avoided, stretched too far or stretched to breaking point”

“When you reach a limit, you need to replenish yourself”

“In our world we keep getting the message, keep going, soldier on and we go over the tipping point and head over the other side of the hill towards exhaustion and breakdown”

“We need to give our nervous system as much rest and support to come back to a relaxed state as often as we can throughout our day, our week, our life”

“Between our comfort zone and the tipping point there’s a sweet spot that’s very joyful and vitalising”

“Too much inflammation in the blood especially by cortisol is really seen as underpinning most disease processes”

“When you are stressed your amygdala becomes hyper vigilant to anything that could be dangerous even sleep”

“Becoming aware of how you think and feel. Once you become aware then you can make different choices. You can transform the way you see the world.”

“If you resist people or situations they don’t actually go away. But by resisting it you give more of your attention to it and it becomes this vicious cycle”

“Once you let go of resistance you kind of liberate yourself, body, mind and spirit”

“Moving away from the victim mentality and then you move into a kind of state of heightened personal power”

“When you act from a place of personal meaning it activates all the chemicals in our body that are really good for us”

“Consult your heart not just your mind when you make decisions”

“Feelings come and go, thoughts come and go, but I remain stable”

“You don’t want to believe everything you think. Most of it is delusional”

“There’s no thought without a feeling.  They are parallel, they always there together”

“Bad stress really underlies so many of the problems we have in our world and so I really want people to transform stress”

“Once you start to give your body a little bit more support, the nervous system more support to relax you actually find you start to have more energy for life and relationships”

“You need to be willing to live fabulously. Keep seeking and don’t accept less than living fabulously”

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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 Margie Braunstein at:

Website: www.heartnicity.com

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

The path of heart exercise can be downloaded here

If you experiencing a personal crisis help is available by calling Lifeline Australia on 131114 or find resources at https://www.lifeline.org.au/