For the first time in history, right now everyone across the world, all together, all at the same time, are living through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. And accessing joy is one of the most important and powerful tools we all have that can help us not only survive in difficult times like these, but also thrive in good times.
On today's show, Dave Raymond, the Original Phillie Phanatic and Key Note Speaker, joins us for an inspiring, personal and fun conversation about positive psychology, his own remarkable journey, and well... FUN! We'll talk about the benefits and biological affects fun, play, and freedom has on your body. Lucia and Dave also share simple and real things you can do right now to access your own happiness and your own power of fun.
So join us now this very special episode with legendary mascot and professional fun expert to reduce stress and anxiety, to live better, happier and healthier for your rise and comeback through these times of challenges and crisis!
According to a study on brain behavior and immunity, a diet rich in processed foods can affect you not only physically, but can have side affects on mental health and wellbeing. What we put in your bodies can contribute to depression and anxiety, and effect our mood. Why? On today show we will find out!
Join Lucia and her guest Lindsey Smith, (aka the Food Mood Girl,) as they talk about the importance and connection between food and mood. Lindsey is a nationally recognized author, certified holistic health coach, speaker, and blogger. Join the conversation as we talk about why gut health is so important for our minds and moods, the science behind it, and some delicious recipes you can take with you that can reduce anxiety and stress, and feel better to live brightly and well!
I am a big fan of cake. I love all of it, especially the frosting, As time has passed though and my list of allergies have grown, cake without consequences is a thing of the past.
Although I don't do it perfectly, the diet that helps me most is one called the AIP diet (Autoimmune Protocol) and helps reduce inflammation and some side effects of autoimmune issues. Needless to say, cake isn't on that list... until now!
I found this recipe for the a chocolate cake a few years ago and through the years have tweaked it to make it (what I consider) perfect. I always find it unreal how a few bananas, cocoa and spices can make this wonderful creation. I have used a pastry bag full of this avocado frosting to add decor (and of course the sprinkles are not AIP, but they were fun so I went for it anyway.)
If you want to make this cake check out the recipe HERE and for my tweaks, I add the extra sprinkles, and I use three 6" pans to make it a small but fierce three layer cake.
We hope this cake adds some wellness, brightness and fun to your day and night!
When the Holidays Hurt: How to Handle Stress, Anxiety & Give Yourself Permission to Enjoy the Season
The holiday season is suppose to be one that reminds us to stop and let in the peace, joy and love that surrounds us daily. In reality, over 80% of people in a recent survey reported feeling stress and anxiety around the holidays. So what if this this time of holiday bliss, really brings up hurts from the past, family dysfunction and a list a mile long to accomplish? How can we enjoy our holidays and rise and comeback to the place of joy we crave in spite of what transpires around us or creep sin from our past?
On this episode Lucia is joined by Dr. Danica Harris to talk about ways to enjoy your holiday season and diminish stress and anxiety in real and practical ways.
Join Lucia and Danica as they kick off our 6 part series to help guide you and stand by your side this holiday season!
For more on Danica follow her at @theempoweredtherapist on Instagram and on her site: https://empoweredhealingdallas.com
Close the door on your day and light up your night with love, connection, laughter and hope on Lucia @night.
While we prep for our show - we hope you'll join us for a sneak peak below with Lucia on what you can expect! We cant wait to spend our nights with you!
Rise & Comeback to a Relationship w/Your Body & Food That You Love: One Woman's Journey of Hope You DO NOT Want to Miss!
Have you ever struggled with an eating related issues? What about body image? If you have you're not alone.
Eating related issues can range from issues with body image, self confidence, obsession over caloric intake to a clinical diagnosis of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. Wherever you are with food and your body, today's show is a MUST listen if you have ever struggled with body image or food related issues.
Join Lucia and former professional dancer, turned professional makeup artist, Campbell Ritchie as she shares her experience of finding her own story of well with food and how she had to rise and come back from an eating related issue that nearly took her life.
If you or anybody you know struggles with food, body image, or self confidence - this show is a MUST listen.
We are so excited to be back with Season #3 of WellSeekers focused on rising and coming back from whatever life throws your way - using a holistic approach from the mind down!
Our first 6 weeks are dedicated to falling back into a better relationship with food. Over the course of the next few weeks we will look at prevention, treatment, personal stories and solutions for overcoming eating related issues to remind you that you can always RISE & COMEBACK to a place of well, happiness and peace with FOOD & LIFE!
Life has gotten so fake, hasn't it? Fake professionals, fake pictures, fake news and we want to keep this totally honest and REAL! To kick off our series we are having a REAL and HONEST conversation about what diet culture is, how we can break free from it, and what feeding your body well really means today!
This week's guest Rachel Molenda, Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) and Disordered & Emotional Eating Coach based in Toronto, Canada joins us to talk about breaking up with diet culture and feeding yourself well to help you find your story of well. How? Click below and find out how and make sure to subscribe to our show to get the latest episode each week!
An astonishing 60-90% of all doctors are stress related. (Source) With stress on all of our minds, coming up with ways to re-write our own scripts and break up with stress, (or at least reduce it,) is essential for our happiness and wellbeing.
You Should Know the top 3 things to say to yourself every day that can help combat stress and bring you closer to finding the happiness and wellness you seek.
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Tech is a lot like our minds. It can either be a huge asset, or a huge contributor to mental, emotional, spiritual and overall health issues.
There is however, one app I recently found that I want to share called Moody that has helped me in both mind and body acceptance on my way to reviving my happiness and wellbeing before summer.
This app is mainly for women, (although if you are male you can track your moods too:) Moody asks you to put in some key info related to your menstrual cycle that can help offer some clarity on why you may be feeling extra down, or maybe like your body has changed overnight. I know these mysteries of emotionally fluctuations, sadness, and body aches seemed like they were my fault, or I was doing something wrong for so many years when in realty the answer is that our hormones are at work each month contributing to these changes. For me, just acknowledging and staying on top of this has helped me understand, Im not just in a bad mood or sad, it's really just my hormones. Knowing that, and knowing that these changes will pass has helped me change my story and be less MOODY regardless of what time of month it is.
So if you're looking to track your moods and body more carefully for a deeper understanding and to help you on your journey to happy and well, check out the app HERE!
We all have ups and down, but knowing the story behind it can lead to greater happiness, peace and wellbeing as we ride those waves.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology over 85 Million Americans suffer from a skin disease. (Source) With skin issues on the rise, the APA has identified a link between mental health and skin issues, citing that both stress and mental health conditions can cause skin issues, and reversely, skin issues can cause stress and anxiety.
As summer approaches we want to help you revive your skin and reduce stress to help your mind, body and spirit soar. On today's show join me and my guest Christina Edwards, owner of Oasis European Skin Care, to give real and practical ways to revive your skin and mental health just in time for the sunshine.
Check it out below & leave all your questions and comments for us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Revival Seekers!