Join Carolyn as she talks about the Community Wellness Seminars she has organised which are just commencing and are a way for her Community to be more informed, empowered and motivated to live a healthier life. There are four Seminars in total and in this episode Carolyns talk us through the first Seminar which chronicles her own health journey, self reflections and what she has learnt. A long journey with chronic illness where there was one roadblock after another with the Mainstream system led her into the Integrative Medicine arena where she was able to receive the support that has enabled her body to heal and her Wellness journey now in the next stage of embracing life, setting new goals and sharing her Wellness message.
Ex Firefighter Jo Belton who is based in California, shares her journey of recovery from an injury suffered on the job. Enduring years of pain, surgery and retirement from the career she loved, this is an inspiring story of a journey of self discovery, exploration, empowerment and motivation. Jo manages her pain by focussing on her creativity, University studies and strengths. She has chosen to embrace the whole person and is now sharing her journey and story to inspire others.
Come on a tour of Carolyn's kitchen. Learn what appliances, gadgets and kitchenware are important when running a Whole Foods based kitchen. It's a workplace, meeting centre, hub of the home, a destination and more. Carolyn follows a strict Paleo diet following years of chronic illness which is now a distant memory. She shares the challenges of feeding children non-Paleo foods and how this is managed as well as now having to share her kitchen with a husband and three children who are all embracing cooking.
Mandy Mercuri shares her amazing wellness journey and gives us an insight into the impact Scoliosis has on her daily life, including the challenges of pregnancy and beyond. She shares her advice and tips for managing the pain and life adjustments without pain medication as she has done for the past six years. With mindfulness, internal strength and resilience, an incredible motivation and a desire to be the best person she can be, Mandy is living a full life and contributing to the wellbeing of others locally, online and through her own podcast: Health Champions in Action. Mandy is a very positive person with a drive that has often pushed her to the limit both mentally and physically. In this very open interview she shares a brave journey where after years of challenging the pain, a stay at a Pain Management Centre was the turning point for accepting the pain which is her constant companion but now no longer something to be feared.
Carolyn shares how she is feeling now that she is well and the challenges of accepting her new health and body. The familiarity of the chronic illness, the time investment required to manage day to day and the symptoms that were a constant companion have now gone which has left a huge gap which needs to be accommodated. Carolyn talks about the many aspects of living with chronic illness that are now absent from her life and the new mindset required to transition successfully to Wellness.
A focus on managing physical pain with an exploration of self management techniques and how our mental and emotional resilience can influence the way we cope with pain. In this episode Carolyn reflects on her own wellness journey and how she didn't manage her acute and chronic pain well. Pain medications were the main treatment used but now she can look back and reflect on how her health challenges have opened up a whole new world of self management techniques including mindfulness, nutrition, gentle exercise and self care. Carolyn talks about the public events coming up in National Pain Week and her experiences living with a husband and daughter who have ongoing pain management issues.
The inspiring Daniella Hogarth shares her incredible experiences of Post Natal Depression and how she has looked inwards and found the inner strength and resilience to recover. She talks about the medication she took to support her journey, the role that mindfulness has played in helping her explore a more holistic treatment path and now she is preparing to treat the Pyrolle diagnosis that has been in the background. Daniella is a Wellness mentor who is sharing her plant based Paleo diet through many different avenues including teaching a Paleo lifestyle course, a Find Your Inner Healing Gathering and an amazing Website. Listen to Danielle in this personal and insightful interview as she shares her passion for spreading the Wellness message and supporting others.
Carolyn explores the topic of motivation and goal achievement with a specific focus on those who are unwell as she was. Learn tips to support your short term and long term goals, resources, the value of self reflection and the importance of mindfulness, positivity, a can do attitude and planning.
Carolyn shares the story of the birth of her daughter who is now 11 years old who was born with a Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia birth defect. What was life like following her birth when she needed life saving surgery? What were the Mainstream and Integrative supports that have aided her daughters wellness journey. How did having a sick child impact family life and how it meant Carolyn pushed her own health concerns to the side.