According to research, people who have chronic illnesses are twice as likely to suffer from depression as healthy counter parts. (Source)
On today's show, Lucia is joined by Dr. Danica Harris to talk about ways to combat mental health side effects from having a chronic illness. Danica is a therapist in Dallas, TX who co-owns Empowered Healing Dallas, a private practice where she provides trauma-informed therapy using an interpersonal and attachment based approach. She also works as a Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University, in the Counseling Psychology Program. She is deeply invested in social justice efforts and destigmatizing mental health treatment, and utilizes her Instagram platform, @theempoweredtherapist to provide education and support to the broader community.
Join Lucia & Danica below!
If you listened to yesterday's show you heard us talking about how each body has a "Dosha" type and depending on that type you are, we follow different health protocols in the Ayurveda lifestyle method.
Of course the best way to find that answer is to go to a health consultant and certified specialist in this field, but want to test yourself to get a glimpse into which Dosha you are?
Click HERE to uncover your Dosha and leave your Dosha style in the comments for a chance to win ONE of our hand picked SPRING REVIVAL products from our latest box!
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According to The Ayurveda Institute, "Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science." It takes the approach that in order to have holistic health and to prevent and treat chronic disease, you follow something called the Ayurveda method, but what is that method and how can it help prevent and treat illness?
Join Lucia and guest Maggie Durbas, founder of Journey of Yoga in Simsbury, CT. Maggie's goal is to inspire health and happiness through the practice of yoga. She completed her Ayurveda Health Counselor training at the Himalayan Institute and is certified with the National Ayurveda Medical Association. She is also a certified Reiki Master.
Lucia and Maggie will walk us through this lifestyle technique, what it is and how it can help you!
Yesterday was “Fat Tuesday," and I took that day seriously. In fact, the last week and a half I’ve had a hankering for cake every second of the day and a deep desire to grab a fork and literally mount a pastry case at Whole Foods. All of these things helped me realize that my sugar cravings are way out of control. For some reason this winter, even watching what I eat most days, the scale has managed to creep up. For me feeling good means SO much more than my weight. (Something I have worked hard to change.) But the reality is, I have been feeling sluggish and for me that means resetting my mind and body; just in time for SPRING!
Something that has worked for me before is the Whole 30 and I have been wanting to do the challenge since the start of the new year, so what better day to start than TODAY! And who better to do this challenge with than my Seekerhood.
SO if you’re anything like me, and want to spend some time renewing your mind and body as we head into spring (and the lenten season,) join me today as we kick off 30 days of refueling, refreshing and recentering.
All you have to do is click HERE and join our private group! We'll post daily (you can too!) and help keep one another on track! Oh and what is the Whole 30? You can check out the specifics HERE!
We will of course add our own spin on it too, like distressing help and mind enhancing fun!
Here is to living life well in mind, mood & body this spring!
According to the American Autoimmune Association, approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population, suffers from an autoimmune disorder. Having personally dealt with numerous autoimmune issues, I know the daily struggles those with this chronic illness face.
On today's show guest, Kristin Tsorotes, nutritionist and wellness expert joins us to take about simple, real and everyday ways we can use nutrition to help aid in coping and thriving in the face of autoimmune issues.
Join Lucia and Kristin and they help you find ways to live happy and well!
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With over 50% of the United States population suffering from chronic pain, we are taking on simple, real and everyday ways to help diminish your pain.
On today's show Lucia joins guest, Dan Rich, owner of LvL Up Coach, who specializes in working with clientele 1:1 to educate, empower, and develop lifestyle changes using nutrition and fitness as tools. His passion is to help others succeed in any facet of life he can help with. Join Lucia and Dan as they talk about nutrition, supplements and lifestyle management tools that combat chronic pain. If you or anybody you love suffers from chronic pain, this is a MUST LISTEN show!
Join us now and leave your questions and comments below for Lucia and Dan!
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Trouble with co-workers or your boss? According to research, you are not alone. Over 60% of Americans have witnessed some form of workplace abuse or experienced it themselves. Another 50% of us have some difficulty at work with co-workers. So what do you do when you are in a difficult work situation, and can't change your situation?
Join Lucia & Guest Peter Perrotta, MS, LPC, LADC, as they share their own experiences with workplace troubles and some REAL & SIMPLE WAYS to journey to Happy & Well at work, regardless of the people that surround you!
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Only have 5 mins and think that isn't enough time to workout? Now it is!
Check out the video below from yesterday's guest, Matt Vaccarelli from Axios Training and Performance, as he guides us in 5 mins that will get your mind and body back on track throughout the day:)
Regardless of where you are on your journey, these will be the best five minutes you spend today, guaranteed!
Find out more about Matt HERE & listen to yesterday's show HERE!
Research says that over 75% of Americans want to be in shape, but only 31% of people work out on a regular basis. Why? Many of us think we don't have the time and resources to actually get fit!
The realty is, we are wrong.
Working out can improve your body, but also reduces stress, anxiety and increases mental health. The benefits of working out on “a” regular basis are undeniable, so how can we make working out actually happen in our real lives with so little time?
Join Lucia & guest, Matt Vaccarelli from Axios Training and Performance to find out how YOU can balance work, life and exercise. Matt will give us REAL & SIMPLE ways you can actually work out regardless of your time and resources. Matt will also share part of his personal story of how and why fitness is so important in his own life.
Join us now and learn how to live your best life as we journey together to HAPPY & WELL!
Find out more about Matt & his INCREDIBLE training program HERE!
Laughing isn't just an enjoyable process, it is also is a sure fire way to change your mood for the better. One thing I have found in my seeking process is that nothing beats the feeling of laughing. It reminds me not to take myself too seriously and that hope exists even in the darkest of times.
Neurologically, laughter increases the endorphins in your brain chemistry, making you feel happier and more well with each giggle. If you want to read more about it, here is an incredible article from Scientific America that will give you all the science based reasons you should be laughing.
For those of you who just want to crack a smile though, check out this weeks mood booster which is a video made to honor National Tell a Joke Day (officially August 16th,) and watch how much happier and more well you can feel with just a simple joke.
Happy Friday Seekers & look out for our own joke video...coming soon!