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Episode 131: An Interview with Vanessa Steil

I’m so happy to be able to share this podcast with you. My guest, Vanessa Steil, is someone whose work I admire and who has so much wisdom to share. Vanessa is a graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C. and holds a B.A. in political science, but an unexpected cancer diagnosis changed her life’s trajectory.  At the age of 26, Vanessa was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This life-altering diagnosis led Vanessa down a new career path as a Board Certified Patient Advocate, health...


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Episode 130: Little Game Changers – The Power of Intention

If you want to take control of your life, embrace the power of intention. As I discuss in this podcast episode, incorporating intention into your daily self-care practices can go a long way in helping us feel grounded and less anxious despite life’s stressors.  So, make an effort to find an activity that feeds your soul and you’ll come to find that the misalignment that you feel in your life will subside.  Want to learn more about other life hacks that have helped many regain control of...


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Episode 129: Revisiting the Power of Gratitude Journaling

  A lot has changed since the episode originally aired on 12/23/19 but gratitude journaling is an especially powerful practice to turn to during crazy, uncertain times.  I talk quite a bit about journaling in my book, The Little Book Of Game Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety (Viva Editions, January 2020). One of the most powerful types of journaling is gratitude journaling. I have recommended it to so many clients and patients over the years, and the results...


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Episode 128: PureBarre President Regan Stokes

I’ve been looking forward to having my latest guest on the podcast and am so glad to be able to finally share my conversation with you. I’m speaking with Regan Stokes, the President of Pure Barre, the largest, most established barre franchise with more than 500 studios across North America. Pure Barre focuses on small movements that result in big changes and just celebrated its 20th anniversary.  While there many important takeaways from my conversation with Regan, here are some of my...


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Episode 127: Little Game Changer: Approachable Cleansing Rituals

Many aspects of our lives are guided by rituals (think small, yet meaningful habits) which can bring us comfort and provide a sense of order in our lives. In this episode of my Little Game Changers Podcast series, I’m chatting about a life hack which I’ve come to depend on to help recenter myself in moments where I feel like my energy needs to be shifted: approachable cleansing rituals.    Noting that your cleansing ritual should align with what feels right for you, I invite you to...


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