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Podcast: All things Immunity with Lisa Dowling

This week’s episode is interrupting normal content with THE focus of the times, the coronavirus and all things related.

Lisa, a TCM practitioner shares her experience thinking she had the virus and was quarantined for 9 days. She has worked with thousands of patients over the last two decades and shares with us what she did when she thought she had it and what we can all do to prevent contracting the virus.

From talking about whether hot or cold therapy is best, to treatments relating to movement, music or calming the nervous system, Lisa tells us it all!

It’s a global “yin” time is what Lisa has observed and she shares what the stillness can bring if we embrace it. We discuss how our financial choices are linked to our health and Lisa shares how our tongues can give us plenty of wisdom if we know what to look for. How do we know if the things we bring into our home are safe? Lisa shares her methods during quarantine and what we can all do to stay safe.

Ran out of hand sanitizer? Lisa offers a recipe for a DIY version and shares what is best to wear for protection if you go out in public.

Don’t miss this vital episode and please share with your friends.

Find Lisa on FacebookYouTube or Instagram and keep your eyes out for her soon to be released mindfulness program!

Join us in our FitMama Facebook Group and download my programs for FREE right now.

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: What I Learned at our Tantra Yoga Retreat Part 1

Tantra is the art of conscious loving.

My husband and I recently went on a retreat weekend to learn this art in more detail and it was very sexy.

Being present was definitely one of the biggest takeaways and it seems so simple…yet is profound.

Today I dive right into how Tantra really is about bringing a deeper, more present connection to your partnership or partnerships, whoever and however that works for you in your life.

It’s about being there, when you are having sex, leading up to sex, when you are pleasuring yourself or you’re other really anytime. Because if you’re not present, and if you’re not fully surrendering and instead of thinking about the bills, the kids and all the to-do’s, you know it kills the pleasure you’re able to receive and give.

I truly believe, as you know, that sex and self-care, self-pleasure and all the things surrounded by your sexuality are one of the FitMama Foundations and the absolute most important things that can contribute to you being a FitMama for life. If we are not comfortable within our body, and within our sex and feeling somewhat confident at connecting with our partner in a sexual way, we are not in our fullest expression of ourselves.

I go into ideas like eye-contact, touching chakras and breathing as well as talk about being closed, filled with stories of guilt or shame related to our sex and so much more! Don’t miss this wildly exciting episode that will open you up to new possibilities for yourself.

You know I love talking about this and there’s so much more to talk about still. I talk about this stuff with my clients and I know more people have questions about this because I just do the same thing right now it’s 2020 and I don’t think sexual education is even that much better than it was 30 years ago when I first “learned” and then 21 years ago when I began “practicing.”

Please share this episode with a friend, your partner or mom friends who you know will love it and benefit!

Book in for a free 15-minute non-judgmental and open opportunity to chat with me about your personal situation, I am always here to help support you!

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: Pelvic Health is VITAL!

I am so grateful this week’s guest, Chana Ross is joining me. She is a pelvic health physiotherapist, owner of Vital Physiotherapy. She is an inspiration when it comes to helping women with everything related to their pelvic health.

As we dive into the discussion about pain, incontinence, prolapse and other core happenings around pregnancy and postpartum, we will learn more what a Pelvic health physiotherapist is all about. Additionally, women who are suffering from pelvic pain or issues related to menopause, women who have gone through cancer treatment and are experiencing pelvic health issues and more. She also helps women rehabilitate if they’re experiencing pain during sex or low back pain.

The importance of pelvic health physiotherapy is vital to a woman’s well being there is no doubt about it. I am so glad Chana is doing this work and helping all the women she is helping. Pelvic floor awareness, deep core function, sexual health and pelvic health for women before doing more intense exercise is so vital to be a point of understanding for women in a way I didn’t even know when pregnant and as a new mom. We can be so empowered by learning and understanding these details of our own anatomy and physiology!

Tune in now!

Find Chana at her website and send her a personal note at chana@vitalphysiotherapy.com

Find her on Twitter and Instagram and see what she’s up to!

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Love Jen

Podcast: Is it a holding pattern or meant to be?

This week I go really deep into a place I haven’t been before with this intimate episode of what being a FitMama means to me right now.

  • Courage.
  • Clarity.
  • Confrontation.

And then diving in even deeper to see what’s really going on.

  • What is the FEELING behind what your daily actions are about?
  • What motivates you to skip the gym or go?
  • What motivates you to say yes or no?
  • What motivates you to shop or run or gossip.
  • What’s the FEELING that you’re chasing?

I encourage you to be open to how it could be if you honored more of who you are already. Instead of seeking something external to you (validation, praise, material goods), which might be very beautiful things, but consider if they might just be a holding pattern or a means to an end, not the end itself for you right now.

To feel good, we can just feel good, right? It’s there for us at each moment.

Join me as I dig deeper into your motivations for the things that you’re engaging in right now and how I weigh in my feelings on what I desire to do and be in my life right now.

Want to bounce your idea or thought by me personally to help you conclude whether it’s a holding pattern or meant to be?

Book in a complimentary call to chat!!

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: The Ultimate Journey with Marni Wasserman

This episode will give you a peek into the life and experience of Marni Wasserman with her current pregnancy, how she got to where she is now as a co-host to one of the most downloaded podcasts in the health space.

Marni is a Real Food and Real Life Nutritionist and Podcast Co-Host of The Ultimate Health Podcast. Her life is rooted in healthy eating and healthy living. She is also the author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet for Dummies.​​​​​​​

In this episode, we will talk about trusting her intuition in being a mom someday, her birth plans and program and going to detail her pregnancy phase. Also, we discuss her visualization for her Birth-Day and how she talks about birth positively.​​​​​​​

She will also discuss as to why she quit dietetics and switched into studying holistic nutrition, how that led to teaching cooking classes in her own food studio and how her and now husband Jesse, started their own podcast and took it from a hobby to a full-time job.

Tune in to her podcast The Ultimate Health Podcast, where they will discuss ways to bring your health and wellness to the next level weekly. Here is the direct link to her incredible recipe book, A Real Treat.

Follow her on Instagram, Twitter and on her website.

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: Fasting 101

In this week’s episode, I tackle common questions I get when it comes to fasting.

Who is it for and who isn’t it for?

How do you do it? ​​​​​​​

What is intermittent fasting?​​​​​​​

I talk about this and more around self-experimentation and practicing the practice of fasting that our bodies as humans were designed for. ​​​​​​​

Find it hard to fast even 12 hours overnight?​​​​​​​

It might mean something about your blood sugar and I give recommendations that might remedy this for you. ​​​​​​​

Fasting (periods of time not eating) changes the way you view food and instead of constant food rules around what to eat, this switches the focus to WHEN to eat and this can make all the difference when it comes to energy and sustainability. ​​​​​​​

Intermittent fasting has so many health benefits that range from improving energy, body composition, longevity, insulin sensitivity, cell repair (autophagy), fat loss, muscle gain and so much more. Intermittent fasting means there is a window of time known as the “feeding window” and there is a period of no eating, which is the “fasting window.” ​​​​​​​

Please join me in the FitMama Facebook Group, where I will be chatting more about the concepts of fasting in more detail.​​​​​​​

I encourage you to Google and learn more about intermittent fasting and do some self-experimentation if that feels good for you. ​​​​​​​

Some of the best resources I have found most recently on fasting are from Dr. Jason Fung, Bulletproof, and Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast.  ​​​​​​​

*Note: do not fast if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: Courageous Living with Maggie Chilton

This episode will have you feeling excited to live more courageously FitMama!

I Interview Maggie and we get into the details of living a courageous life.

Maggie is the mother of two boys and she shares her story with us in this episode. Maggie helps people live courageously through her Empowerment Sessions as well as her Personal Wellness Journal.

We talk about how her son was tested for ASD and through nutrition and gut healing protocols, she was able to help him start talking and meeting his milestones. Maggie talks about stress levels, she was under and how these affected her hormones and all areas of her life. She began nutrition school and became empowered to help herself and others feel better.

Courageous empowerment around asking further questions to your medical and health practitioners is another thing that we talk about – and it’s all too common that we are not getting the answers that will empower us – and what to do when this is the case.

Advocating for yourself or baby and getting clear answers that help set you on a healthier path is part of a courageous approach to our health.

Click HERE to connect more with Maggie and find her on Instagram HERE.

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: Daily Routines for the 2020 WIN

Hey FitMama as we embark on a new decade we can look back and see that the last one flew by and so much happened!

I jump into all these clichés and New Year’s Resolution talk in this episode and give you a focus around ROUTINES.

My TWO Day Goal Getting sheet sets you up for success and I recommend creating a DAILY ROUTINE that you are excited about.

I talk about when to focus but also when NOT to focus. What happy fun positive habits can you incorporate into your daily and weekly routine this month?

Break it down!

I talk about beginning with one year from today and writing a letter to your future and past self.

It’s focused on forgiveness, compassion, self-care and the 7 pillars of the FitMama Foundations.

Small, Daily routines. I talk about Routines in Chapter 8 and throughout The Love FitMama Way book – get your copy HERE.

Come hang in the FitMama Group and stay on track with our weekly and monthly focus challenges.

Hugs and LOVE for 2020 to remember. DM me your goals on Instagram and share this episode with a friend!

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: Mindset Mastery with Dr. Shyamala Kiru

This episode is chock-full of incredible dialogue about relationships, communication, and mindset!

We dive deep FitMama.

Dr. Shyamala has so many great explanations, examples, and evidence she shares around the idea of high-performance relationships, what they are and how to have them in your life.

Would you say your relationships can be considered “high performance?”

Dr. Shyamala from Kiru Wellness is not only a registered psychotherapist but she is also a registered couple and family therapist. She is such a wealth of knowledge and experience and through her Mindset Mastery Program, she helps people who want to optimize their mindset, communication and authentic connection.

She says being able to communicate authentically is a crucial step to being able to connect authentically, and so often these are skills we are not taught.

We talk about assertiveness and she states emphatically “assertiveness is a communication style that fosters deeper connection and intimacy.”

I can most definitely agree with that and I am sure you can too.

Want to take an honest audit of your mindset?
Take this quiz now!

Dr. Shyamala’s Mindset Audit enables you to identify your level of Emotional Intelligence. She will show you how to optimize your mindset for success in every area of your life!

Ready to work on it in your life for real?
Check out her amazing program “Mindset Mastery”

Find her and connect on Instagram where she shares such valuable information on her feed and on her Insta stories so don’t miss out and Like and Follow her Kiru Wellness page on Facebook.

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Hugs,
Love Jen

Podcast: Taking a Stand for You

FitMama, I jump into this one head first asking where in your life you are wanting to take a stand for yourself.

I truly believe we are not taught to do this and not taught that it is ok to stand for what we truly believe in, or what’s best for ourselves.

I was always worrying what other people would think of me if stood up for something I believed in and that held me back.

Now, as a mom, wife, friend, community member, and entrepreneur, more than ever I am finding this to be a need. Setting boundaries, setting in motion things that I know to be best, even without the upfront evidence that they are what is needed.

I have hid my true feelings and known my truth the be something different than what I have conformed to.

This series of questions helps me (and I do this with clients!) to get to the real strength I need to dig deep and take a stand for something that I truly want in this life.

Fear not voicing your needs, opinions and truth, you are here as a beacon of light for those who will inevitably follow your lead FitMama.

Stand strong for YOU, your family, your truth.

Ask these of yourself in the process:

  1. What do I really want here?
  2. How much do I really want it?
  3. What will the sacrifices be to make it come to reality?
  4. How will I cope/manage?
  5. Where and who will I turn to in the tough times?

Tune in now to hear what I suggest around long term and short term gains/pains.

You got this FitMama, don’t let yourself and your loved ones down because you fear what others will think.

Stand for what’s true for you and be strong because it’s something you really want.

Release self-doubt and stand strong! Send me a note on social or book in to chat NOW!

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Hugs,
Love Jen