What is the perfect smoothie? Listen in as Carolyn explores smoothie ingredients and shares the recipe for her favourite green smoothie. Based on Food as Medicine some of the ingredients might surprise you!
A further exploration of the self with a focus on Humanism and Positive Psychology. Deficiency and growth needs are explored and how external conditions of worth can define us. A second instalment on the self, promoting reflection to support improved well being.
What contributes to our sense of self? How do internal and external influences support or detract from who we are. This episode explores intrinsic motivation, extrinsic sources of pressure, self identity, the influence of culture and much more.
This episode explores the topic of Exercise as Medicine. Each person has individual needs when it comes to exercise, which ideally will support a balanced and fulfilling life. This discussion expands the topic of Food as Medicine to incorporate the many considerations for you when including exercise, fitness and movement in your life. Carolyn talks of her own experiences of being a chronic exerciser and how she has moved beyond this to have a new appreciation for what her body really needs to be well.
Listen to this very interesting interview with author John Vespasian as he discusses his new book: Thriving in Difficult Times. Twelve lessons from Ancient Greece to improve your life today". With a focus on wellbeing and lessons that can be learnt from Ancient Greece to support your wellness in this modern world, this is an interview not to be missed. John talks in depth of the challenges of obtaining life balance and looks back to the Wisdom of the great minds from the past such as Hippocrates for the answers to lifes many challenges.
Carolyn is following up on the New Years resolutions and goals that you have made to see how things are now that we are one month into the New Year. A challenging time for keeping the goals lays ahead as life gets busy again after some down time. It's important to stay focussed and reassess the goals as the year progresses. Listen in for some handy tips from holistic wellness coach Carolyn Gray.
A brand new year and so many possibilities lay ahead. What can we do to support goal achievement in the coming year? Carolyn shares her hot tips to achieve small and large goals, maximise your potential and to work within your own needs and abilities.
A wonderful interview with wellness advocate Daniella Hogarth as she launches her new book: Mind your Gut health. An informative, supportive and inspiring book with a program and resources to support gut healing. Listen in as Daniella talks about the book and the importance of a healthy gut. Daniella has shared her own wellness story in previous podcast episodes and now is supporting others to improve their own health and well being.
Carolyn shares her thoughts on the recent 50th Birthday. A milestone birthday and a challenging time as the years roll on, especially for a female. Listen in as Carolyn talks about what it means to her to have reached her 50th birthday, how life is busier than ever raising three children and her plans for the coming years.
In this episode Carolyn shares her journey into the world of running. A long term dream with lots of obstacles along the way. As the big 50th birthday looms closer Carolyn shares her goals for fitness and for moving beyond the chronic illness paradigm. A podcast for the beginner runner and for those who just want to venture into this activity but don't know where to start.
A brief introduction to Acceptance and Commitment therapy and how it can support you to live a more fulfilling life. Carolyn shares a couple of exercises that you can use daily to live more mindfully. What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? How did it support Carolyn's own wellness journey? How can l find out more about ACT? Listen in and empower yourself with the tools to move beyond the symptoms which are inhibiting you from living the life you want.
A wonderful interview with Functional Medical Practitioner Dr Alvin Danenberg who shares his own health journey that has enabled him at the age of 69 years to be the healthiest he has ever been. By following a Primal lifestyle and educating himself he has transformed his own life and is positively influencing the health of many of his periodontal patients. A really inspiring and motivating interview with Al who suffered a stroke ten years ago and was put on a collection of pharmaceuticals. Al has radically changed his diet and lifestyle, reduced the medications and literally has a new lease on life. Al talks with us from his home in Charleston South Carolina in the U.S.A and l encourage you to listen and take on board the many positive health messages that Al speaks of in this interview.
An insightful chat with my nine year old son Brandon. A sport loving and intelligent child who shares the challenges of living with Pyroluria. We discuss life in this busy Modern world and what is important to him in his life. Brandon shares his insights into wellness and what lays ahead for him in the future. A great chat with a sensitive and caring boy.
An inspiring interview with Emily Graves who has written a wonderful book called 'How to be a good Mommy when you're sick-A guide to motherhood with chronic illness'. Emily suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, but manages working in a busy Academic role and being a single mum to a five year old. In this interview she talks to me from her home in Texas and shares the daily physical and mental challenges that are part of living with a chronic illness. Also, we hear of the new drug therapies Emily takes to support kidney function and manage symptoms plus how her strong drive and motivation help her to stay on track. A really honest and powerful interview with a dynamic and incredible woman.
Accomplished author John Vespasian discusses the concept of 'Rational Living'. The topic of his many books and a fascinating exploration of history in this insightful discussion. What is rational living? How does it work in a modern world? Why isn't John a fan of the positive thinking movement? Why quick fixes don't work in the long term. Learn how to be successful and achieve your life goals with rational living expert, John Vespasian.
JOHN VESPASIAN is the author of seven books about rational living, including "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), and "On Becoming Unbreakable: How Normal People Become Extraordinarily Self-Confident" (2015).
The inspiring Ivy Thompson shares her own health journey and how an initial very strict Paleo diet has now been modified to support her well being and individual needs. Ivy is the creator of a very successful and informative blog and has been a long time advocate of the Paleo diet. Ivy shares how she has changed her approach to reflect where she is at in her life to help her cope with the busy demands of her family and young children. Listen as Ivy shares her life philosophy and how she is now heading in a new direction. A wellness advocate sharing her message and living it every day.
Candice King shares her joy at helping to support others to live a full and happy life. Trained in Kinesiology and Yoga, Candice works with people of all ages to support their well being. Moving from England to Australia with her family has been a huge undertaking and life change. Candice discusses the move and what her life is like in Australia. What does she miss about her home in England? What prompted the move? How is life different? Candice's friendly and warm personality shines through as she talks about her life, family, work and plans for the future.
Clinical Resource Manager Joanne Hoyle discusses the sensitive topic of continence in this informative and resource filled interview. An expert in the field of continence, incontinence and related fields, Joanne shares her extensive knowledge. A passionate and dedicated health professional who works for Hartmann in the UK, Joanne has an extensive nursing background. In her current role she works tirelessly to help educate the community on the topic of continence and in this interview provides many resources that can help support other health professionals working in the area and those individuals who have a personal experience of continence.
Nina Mitchell shares her journey with Depression. She has recently written and self published a book titled 'My Mum has Depression' which is a wonderful resource for children, families, schools and organisations. Listen in as Nina shares how she has had to leave her role as a Primary School Teacher due to a diagnosis of depression, what her daily life is like now, how she is managing the illness, the impact the depression has had on her husband and three children and the daily struggles that are part of this condition. Learn about Nina's journey with depression, how this very common illness manifests and the resources that support her. A courageous effort for Nina to share her story! Contact Nina and purchase her book at www.nutsaboutnina.com.au
In this episode ex-firefighter Joletta Belton talks of life six years on from her workplace injury. Hear in detail of Joletta's injury and years of struggle in the first interview back in July 2015 (Episode 10). Based in Colorado, in this second interview Jo shares how she has moved beyond the pain by connecting with nature, living mindfully, volunteering, building a fulfilling life and strong body. Listen in and be inspired as Jo talks of her loves of photography, cooking, writing and connecting with others who face similar health challenges. An inspiring discussion with Jo who has her own blog and social media platforms. Listen in and connect with her as she shares the Wellness message. Live simply, live better and appreciate every day.
Listen in as Jennifer Richards from Rumbles Paleo shares her story. A really insightful interview with a motivated and inspirational member of the Paleo Community. Jen shares her past experience of having an eating disorder, her new relationship with food and the inspiration which led to the creation of Rumbles Paleo. Jen is the author of two children's books, Rumbles Paleo T.V and is embarking on a wonderful new Venture with parents called 'The Love Project'. As as a past Primary School Teacher and with a great enthusiasm for healthy living Jen is passionate about sharing her Wellness messages. Jen shares her experiences as an EFT Tapping Counsellor and her holistic approach to life. A Primal BluePrint Certified Expert an expert in all things Paleo with a huge selection of online resources for you to source. A really wonderful interview that is sure to inspire you.
Christmas wishes from your favourite Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach with tips for achieving your own wellness goals in 2016.
An inspiring interview with Ambassador for Bowel Cancer Australia Donna Bauer. The word 'Cancer' is not something anyone wants to hear from their GP, especially when you are only 43 years old and a working mother of four sons, with a busy Political career in an election year. Yet this is what happened to Donna in 2014 when she was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy. Rather than give into her situation, Donna stayed true to her fighting spirit not only continuing to work, but learning about Bowel Cancer and raising awareness wherever and however she could. What Donna speaks about is a truly inspirational story that has left its mark on everyone around her, including her local community, friends and family.
Listen in as Carolyn shares her experiences returning to University studies with the commencement of a very academically rigorous Psychology Degree. Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Teacher, Wellness Advocate, Public Speaker and now a student. People all over the world return to study for a variety of reasons and it has never been easier than in this current Modern World where technology helps people to change careers and continue with formal learning as an adult whilst juggling work, family life and other commitments. Don't underestimate the challenges though of changing habits, the expense, finding the time and motivation, plus adapting to being a student again. It is a personal journey and a love of life long learning that is driving and motivating Carolyn.
Functional Nutritionist Mel Ibrihim shares her health journey through infertility, IVF, Diagnostic Functional Nutrition, Paleo, and an acceptance of self. Mel is now a fully qualified Functional Nutritionist and shares her journey into parenthood with others in a similar situation. Hear how Mel listened to her body to become pregnant by changing her diet and addressing complex body image issues. Mel talks of the complexities of IVF and how over exercising, a low fat diet and metabolic chaos contributed to her infertility. An inspiring story!