• Health + Wellness,  Self Care,  The Mother of Reinvention Show

    Find Your “Food Frame” With Functional Nutritionist Risa Groux

    Are carbs the devil, or a necessary source of energy? Are beans a nutritional powerhouse – or a gut-wrecking source of inflammation? Often it seems to depend on who you ask. But what if it also depends on YOU, and your unique body and needs? In today’s episode I’m talking with functional nutritionist Risa Groux, who believes in a customized approach to nutrition. Risa’s FoodFrame approach matches you with one of seven eating lifestyles that are based on sustainable choices that work for YOU and your body. In this conversation Risa really demystifies a lot of the common confusion around everything from carbs to collagen, gut health to healthy fats.…

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    Turns out I’m middle-aged (and that’s fine by me).

    When I was in my early 30s, I concocted a theory about age groups. On either side of the spectrum, there were the two extremes, “young” and “old.” In the middle, my theory went, you had the “old youngs” – people in their early 30s who were aging out of true youth but who hadn’t quite yet moved on to the next stage – and the “young olds”, those who were teetering dangerously on the edge of “old” but who could still, in some lighting and situations, pass for someone in their early 30s. At the time, I considered myself firmly an “old young” and assumed that by my mid-40s,…

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    Using the body-brain connection to rewrite your story, with Emily Huber

    Have you ever wondered why some habits can be so hard to change, no matter how much willpower we throw at them? The more we choose (or avoid!) a behavior, the more that choice gets wired into our neural pathways until it hardly even feels like a choice anymore. In this episode I talk with mind-body wellness practitioner Emily Huber how she helps clients create healthier lifestyles with several modalities, including a step-by-step meditation process called Neurosculpting® that can help you rewire your neural pathways so that healthier choices actually start to seem like second nature. Featured Sponsor Elevate your shoe game with cute styles + amazing comfort. I’m adding…

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    “You Can’t Succumb.” Embracing Everything With Yoga Instructor Maria Rosner

    When I first met Maria Rosner, she was a cool 40-something yoga instructor with older kids, and I was a mom of four kids under 11, pregnant with my fifth baby, and had just moved to a small town in southwest Michigan. Now, I’m about the age she was then, and she’s still a cool older yoga instructor embracing city life in Chicago. In this sometimes irreverent conversation Maria and I discuss the physical and spiritual sides of yoga, looking and feeling good as we get older, and how to embrace our lives and choices so that we can create our own narratives. Featured Sponsor Elevate your shoe game with…

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    Why It’s Not Too Early To Think About Menopause, With Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas

    When you think about “menopause” what comes to mind? Is it “something that happens to women wayyy older than me?” If so, you may want to think again. While the average age of completing menopause is 51, most of us start the process much earlier than that – and perimenopause, the period of gradual changes leading up to menopause, often starts in the mid-30s. In today’s episode I speak with integrative healthcare practitioner Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, about the signs and symptoms of menopause, what doctors often miss, and why this big life change can be an opportunity for women to live more fully and freely. Featured Sponsor Elevate your shoe…

  • Adventure + Creativity,  Health + Wellness,  The Mother of Reinvention Show

    Why Your 40’s are “Prime Time”, With Dr. Vonda Wright

    As someone who is coming to grips with the fact that I’m now firmly in my mid-40s, I want to feel healthy, active, joyful and vibrant for as long as I possibly can – so it’s time to get serious about taking care of my whole self: body and soul. And that’s the journey Season 2 of the Mother of Reinvention podcast will be taking us on together, talking about things like functional medicine, nutrition, fitness, mental health, spirituality and more. Today’s expert, Dr. Vonda Wright, is an orthopedic surgeon and an expert on active aging and mobility as well as the author of several books on the topic of staying…