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Guided Meditation with Agapi Stassinopoulous

Guided Meditation with Agapi Stassinopoulous

April 8, 2020

Before your 15 minute walk break today, enjoy this guided meditation with Best-selling author and speaker, Agapi Stassinopoulous. This meditation comes from Agapi's most recent book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, where she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and create the lives they really want. As Agapi shared the last time we chatted, "...fitness and feeling good in your body is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and is the foundation of everything else. If we want to have more joy in our lives, we must feel good in our bodies. There is no substitute." ​During these challenging times, we could all use more joy and Apagi's wisdom. Be sure to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates for more of both.

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How to Get Kids Moving and Why It Matters CEO of SPIDERFit Brett Klika

How to Get Kids Moving and Why It Matters CEO of SPIDERFit Brett Klika

April 7, 2020

Want to get your kids into a good college? Get them moving! Brett Klika, CEO of SPIDERfit Kids, continues our conversation from last week on how to motivate kids to get moving and why it matters. But the reasons go beyond getting your kids into a good school! Active kids, just like adults, are happier people. An IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, personal trainer, author, and international motivational speaker, Brett is on a mission to inspire men, women, and children around the world to create a culture of wellness in their home and live the best version of their life. Whether you're a parent or educator, you'll enjoy Brett's tips that will empower you to share the many benefits of a healthy lifestyle with the kids in your life.

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List-Making to Reduce Stress with Listful Living Author Paula Rizzo

List-Making to Reduce Stress with Listful Living Author Paula Rizzo

April 6, 2020
Author of Listful Living and Listful Thinking, Paula Rizzo, helps you use list-making to get more done and reduce stress through her books and today's conversation. Before becoming an author, Paula spent over a decade as a health and wellness journalist and relied on lists to increase her productivity. During her career in the media, she produced television segments with a range of top experts, including JJ Virgin, Jillian Michaels, and Deepak Chopra and further honed her list-making skills.  Paula shares how these skills can help you avoid burnout. She also discusses how to tap into your own personal productivity style and why that's important. If you've been missing spa days as self-care sessions? Paula has some tips to help you practice self-care and mindfulness that aren't conventional, but can help you reduce stress and take better care of yourself. We also chat about timing yourself for tasks, mastering meeting deadlines, and some of Paula's favorite to-do list apps.

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Finding Support During the Grieving Process with Win Charles

Finding Support During the Grieving Process with Win Charles

April 3, 2020

Female Founder, Win Charles, stops by the show for our Friday series to share tips for self care during the grieving process. At a time when lots of things are out of our control, our mindset is something we can control. While Win's reflections center on taking care of yourself if you are grieving the loss of a loved one, they certainly can be applied to any loss you might be dealing with in your personal life. Win wanted to come on the show to share her tips, but also to be a personal support to listeners. If you are finding it hard to stop scrolling through social media or process your grief with your current circle of friends, you are invited to reach out to Win!

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CT Runners’ Hangout’s Scavenger Hunt and More CT Running Fun

CT Runners’ Hangout’s Scavenger Hunt and More CT Running Fun

April 2, 2020

Missing your running community or considering becoming a runner? Founder of the CT Runners' Hangout, Michele Ridolfi O'Neill, shares a few of the many ways she's keeping Connecticut runners of all levels motivated and connected from a safe social distance. Learn more about the Social Distancing Scavenger Hunt she's hosting now - April 5th. Even if you're not in CT, I hope it inspires you to get moving and give back to your local community. However, her commitment to the Connecticut runners doesn't end there! In addition to the scavenger hunt Michele is hosting a Spirit Week, has plans for an online game night, and a few more opportunities to connect that she hasn't revealed just yet. Each is sure to make you smile (or laugh...maybe don't visit the CT Runners' Hangout Facebook group while you're on a serious podcast call!). Not a Connecticut runner, but hope to visit The Constitution State to complete a road race one day? During our conversation, I learned that Michele is just one race away from completing a challenge to race in all 169 Connecticut towns! She shared a few races she enjoyed while working on that mission. Running social butterflies will also enjoy a breakdown of additional running groups in state that you can join virtually before we're able to run together again. 

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Moving Beyond Mainstream Nutrition to Improve Our Relationship with Food

Moving Beyond Mainstream Nutrition to Improve Our Relationship with Food

April 1, 2020

Mainstream nutrition and diet culture focuses on counting calories and "good" and "bad" nutrients and foods. Stressful, right? Today's guest, Teri Mosey, PhD, shares that there is a better way. An international speaker, wellness consultant, health-supportive chef, and author of The Hidden Messages in Food with twenty five years’ experience in the health and wellness industry, it's a privilege to be welcoming Teri back to the show! In today's episode you'll learn why mainstream nutrition approaches are limiting. Wondering what you should be aware of if nutrition is more than the food you put on our plate? Teri covers that, too! Most valuable are her actionable tips for improving your relationship with food that you can start implementing, today. Working on your relationship with food is important, because as Teri shares, "how you do food is how you do life!" Spoiler alert: Teri's tips won't keep you from enjoying a cannoli and she even shares how to enjoy them without packing on the pounds. You know you want to listen ;) And share - seriously, this episode can be life-changing, especially during these challenging times! I hope it helps you make positive changes when it comes to how you do food and leads to a better, more rewarding life.

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SPIDERFit Kids CEO on Motivating Kids to Get Moving

SPIDERFit Kids CEO on Motivating Kids to Get Moving

March 31, 2020

How do you motivate kids to get moving? Brett Klika, CEO of SPIDERfit Kids stops by help answer this question. Because the sad fact is that aside from sports participation, most youth do not participate in any sustained physical activity. Additionally troubling is that the children who do play sports are experiencing unprecedented rates of injury. To counteract these disturbing trends, we need a new approach to youth fitness and healthcare– one that is relevant to the needs of today’s youth. In an IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, personal trainer, author, and international motivational speaker, Brett is on a mission to inspire men, women, and children around the world to create a culture of wellness in their home and live the best version of their life. You might be surprised to learn Brett's biggest recommendation for tackling the obesity and inactivity epidemic, but hopefully you also feel empowered.

BONUS: Last week, Brett started hosting PE in Your Living Room sessions. Check them out on the SPIDERFit Kids Facebook page (link in our show notes).

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Mindset Tips for Starting Over with Artist, Author & Mentor Paula Mould Part II

Mindset Tips for Starting Over with Artist, Author & Mentor Paula Mould Part II

March 30, 2020

Author, artist, and mentor, Paula Mould, comes back to finish Friday's conversation on the power of your mindset during transitional times. Enjoy learning some of the coping methods Paula has used to go from broke and broken to thriving in her personal and professional life as well as tips for becoming more authentic as a creative.  In the second half of today's episode, Paula shares her personal fitness journey, another time she has had to start over and show her resilience. Artists, authors, employees, moms, really anyone looking for hope during these challenging times is sure to be find it in today's guest.

Since our recording of this interview, Paula has coauthored another book! Check out Sell More Art and more resources for artists and self-published authors in the show notes!

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Mindset Tips for Starting Over with Artist, Author & Mentor Paula Mould

Mindset Tips for Starting Over with Artist, Author & Mentor Paula Mould

March 27, 2020

Finding yourself starting over and overwhelmed? A year ago this summer, this week's Female Founder Friday guest, Paula Mould, was in this position. She looked around and had nothing. Her longterm marriage and 6-figure tech company had ended. She had no equity as her ex had blown through her savings, no idea what to do for a business, no idea how she'd finish her book, or where she and her three children would live. But, she's been able to come out on the other side! She completed her book, Wake the F*ck Up , has successful art and mentorship businesses, and she's living a life that brings her joy. Tune in for tips from her inspirational story that's taken her from broken, broke, and lost to running an international business, publishing her book and thriving. Paula's main message is that mindset matters and when you are at a crossroads in your life, it's not only OK, but vital, to take time out and grieve the life you are leaving behind. Whether you're starting over personally, professionally, or in a combination of ways, you'll find Paula's insights both comforting and invaluable. Today's episode with artist, author, and mentor, Paula Mould, is just the first half of our conversation. Subscribe for more tips from Paula, her book, and to get inspired by her fitness journey when we continue chatting on Monday.

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Toxicology Author S. Latria on Transforming Unhealthy Relationships and Becoming Your Own Best Friend

Toxicology Author S. Latria on Transforming Unhealthy Relationships and Becoming Your Own Best Friend

March 26, 2020

Feel like you are surrounded by toxic people? Finding it challenging to work from home with your loved ones and get along? Stuck home alone and struggling to be your own best friend? Today's guest shares surprising insights that can help you no matter which situation you most relate to today. Author, S.Latria talks about interpersonal relationships in today's episode as we discuss her book, Toxicology. In Toxciology: Transform Your Unhealthy Relationships by Becoming Your Own Best Friend, Shanica helps us go beyond using “toxic” as a buzzword with a goal to help us heal.  By now, many of us have been given the advice to get rid of the toxic people hindering our progress. However, determining what is toxic, can be difficult for many women. Shanica helps us define and address exactly how specific unhealthy behaviors and settings are affecting female friendships and what we can do to make changes. Get excited to create a plan for transforming your relationships and rebuilding friendships thanks to the insights shared in this episode and the book.

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