On episode four of the Journey to Better Health podcast, I interviewed Kerry Zawadski. She shared her amazing story of losing weight through running, battling disordered eating and becoming underweight, and then getting the help she needed to get back to health.
On episode three of the Journey to Better Health podcast, I interviewed Jose Rivera. He shared his amazing story about how he wanted to be healthier for his kids and set a good example for them. He quit smoking and started eating healthy and working out.
Hear more about his journey going from walking to running to strength training, and how support from his family and community helped sustain his lifestyle.
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On episode two of the Journey to Better Health podcast, I interviewed Nicole Wade. She shared an amazing story on how she recovered from an eating disorder and transformed her health through nutrition that felt right for her, fitness doing a sport that she loves, and taking an overall approach that worked specifically for her.
You can find Nicole on Instagram at heartnsolerunning.
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On the first episode of Journey to Better Health, I share my personal health transformation story and the mission of the podcast. I talk about my battle with anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma and how I was able to find my unique path to better health and who supported me along the way.
I’ve seen anger get a bad rap. It is labelled as a “negative emotion”. It is certainly uncomfortable and doesn’t make you feel good.
It isn’t inherently bad, though. It is simply information.
It is information that lets you know that something really doesn’t feel right to you. You have the option to get curious about your anger and try to figure out what message it’s sending you.
As you get curious and learn more about your anger, you can choose how to react to it.
Being conscious of and curious about your anger gives you the power of choice.
Anger, like all emotions, is simply part of who we are, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Quotes like “holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” help to increase negative thinking and shame around anger.
If you’ve been holding onto your anger, chances are that you haven’t been able to dig deep into why it’s there.
I’ve had my own anger for a very long time. I’m working through my own stuff to get to the source of it, and it is incredibly helpful.
Acknowledge your anger. Thank it for being there and for giving you information. Get curious. See where it leads you.
On the other hand, anger held by people of color and marginalized people and communities is a completely different story that I am totally unequipped to speak on. Just know that I see you and always want to do what I can to help, whether I know how to or not.
My writing and perspective isn’t for everybody, but I never know who may be reading this, so I try to be as inclusive as possible.
I’m in the process of putting together a new podcast. This is an incredible passion project of mine and the culmination of five years of transforming my health.
I have the cover art, several people who have committed to telling their stories about their health transformations, and a recorded intro and outro.
I need to record interviews and make episode art before I officially release the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast players. However, I did just record the first episode, which is me telling my story. I don’t think I have to wait until the entire podcast is ready to let you hear it.
I’d much rather let you listen to it now, so you can get a preview of what you’ll be listening to when the podcast is released.
Click the play button below to take a listen!