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A Healthy Curiosity

Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

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A Healthy Curiosity

A Healthy Curiosity

Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

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270
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You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you.The Mission: to explore what it takes to be well in a busy world, offer self-care strategies rooted in the traditions of Chinese Medicine, yoga, and Ayurveda along with the cutting-edge research from functional medicine. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. is a holistic self-care strategist and expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture who helps self-aware, Type-A women put themselves at the top of their own to-do lists so they can experience vibrant health, enjoy their lives, and evolve their consciousness -- without losing their edge. On the show, you'll learn self-care tips to help you feel calm, confident, and energized. You'll hear personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully. You'll also get deep-dives into hormone balance, gut health, sleep issues, habit change, mindfulness, overcoming anxiety, depression and how to make time for what matters most.

Latest Episodes

Stress & sleep: geeking out on Chinese herbs, cannabis

For both men and women, it's tough to slow down. The effects of not slowing down can end up seeping into our lives in aspects like stress and trouble sleeping which can put us in a fog. When we're in that fog and it seems like the windshield is covered with bugs, it's difficult to find balance and what Stacey Donelson calls our true north. Stacey acts as a helper and a historian through her Good Life Acupuncture and Wellness Center and Good Life Botanicals practices to help lift that fog and clear the windshield. She shares some really valuable, actionable advice as well as some details on our endocannabinoid system and how it relates to acupuncture. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Some of the patterns that are often expressed in people with stress and sleep trouble The overlap she’s seen in approaches to sleep between Western and Chinese Medicine What phlegm is in Chinese Medicine and how it can be mistaken for Yin deficiency Why our need to rebuild our sense of community is so strong these days How she got started incorporating CBD into her herb formulas Stacey Donelson is a licensed Acupuncturist and Clinical herbalist who has been nationally board certified since 2011. She received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College of Boulder in 2011 and is currently a doctoral candidate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. She is the creator and founder of Good Life Botanicals which creates unique topicals using wild crafted/organic Chinese herbs with whole plant hemp extract. She and her husband live in Longmont, Colorado with their two children where they own and run their own Chinese medicine clinic, Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center, as well as Good Life Botanicals. She has a passion for gardening, horseback riding, reading and spending time with her family traveling the world Links: Botanical Biohacking Connect With Stacey: Good Life Botanicals Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center Facebook Email -- Learn more about the Level Up program Basics of Chinese Medicine

59 MIN6 d ago
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Stress & sleep: geeking out on Chinese herbs, cannabis

Imperfect Allyship

EPrivilege has a lot of layers. Each of us, particularly in dominant groups, often benefit from several different layers, which makes the work of unpacking our privilege incredibly important as a step towards helping to bring other voices to the table through allyship. Erica Courdae shares her wisdom on imperfect allyship as a way to get moving with this emotional work, because perfectionism tends to lead to inaction and that doesn’t help anyone. In order to be healthy, we need to be connected to healthy communities and by working to help everyone be seen and heard, we can improve our communities for everyone in them. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: What imperfect allyship is and why it’s important How improving your allyship is no different than any other skill Why microaggressions, that are sometimes less overt, are no less hurtful and damaging Tips for bringing your whole self to holiday gatherings and maintaining your wellbeing Erica Courdae is an entrepreneur, coac...

47 MIN1 w ago
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Imperfect Allyship

Permission to Slow Down

In the spirit of a new year and taking a step back to replenish ourselves, this episode is a special rebroadcast of a conversation from Andrea Claassen's podcast with a focus on stress and better stress management. A big thanks to Andrea for allowing us to rebroadcast this one. If you're looking to adjust some of your habits or make an effort to slow down in the new year, there are some very useful insights into doing just that. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: The strengths of Chinese Medicine as an engaged, holistic process of healing Why self-care is a feminist issue How society’s yang addiction is counter-productive The importance of investigating the reasons behind habits How Chinese Medicine can serve as a path for people to evolve Links: Peaceful Power Podcast #195: Brodie Welch on Slowing Down In a Busy World Connect With Andrea: Website Podcast Instagram Facebook YouTube -- Learn more about the Level Up program Basics of Chinese Medicine

49 MIN2 w ago
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Permission to Slow Down

Stopping Panic Attacks

We often talk about things like anxiety and perfectionism and when these issues are carried out to an extreme, they can sometimes lead to panic attacks. Whatever else may be going on, the root of it, as Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum identifies, is that we're scaring ourselves. With her analogy of seeing snakes when we're really looking at a garden hose, Dr. Scheinbaum advocates patience and realistic thinking to allow our bodies to begin relaxing after trying to protect us. Our bodies react to perceived threats, which can lead to panic episodes. They also know how to relax. Our best course of action is to be patient and find ways to encourage our bodies to calm. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: How panic attacks differ from just feeling anxious What some of the steps are in the process of learning to deal with panic episodes The different ways Functional Medicine approaches panic attacks What technique she recommends for people who may struggle with meditation The benefits Dr. Sc...

45 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Stopping Panic Attacks

7-Day Clean Eating Detox - an Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine approach

Living in today's industrialized society, we're exposed to environmental toxins that can overload our systems. Combine that with the junk in processed foods and it becomes more important than ever to do the occasional dietary reset. Dr. Alejandro Junger was forced to learn this lesson himself and has been endeavoring to help others do the same ever since. While moving in the direction of living healthily requires effort, Dr. Junger has created programs that are an accessible on-ramp to help people take better care of themselves. Combining principles of functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, his system goes further into helping find ways to reset and detoxify our bodies. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: How growing up in Uruguay and then moving to New York informed Dr. Junger's path The general mechanics of how toxic materials can build up in the body and how the body detoxifies Why our bodies can’t deal with the overload of toxins on their own Ways to support the pa...

34 MIN2019 DEC 4
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7-Day Clean Eating Detox - an Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine approach

Mindfulness for Sleep

In a busy world that seems to demand more and more of our attention everyday, falling asleep can often be a challenge. If you find yourself in this wired-tired state, Catherine Polan Orzech offers some great insight into how we can practice mindfulness throughout our day in order to get better sleep. By building a compassionate interest in ourselves, we can begin to treat ourselves with more friendliness and avoid creating additional layers of suffering for ourselves in the times when sleep just isn't happening. That shift towards non-judgment, stemming from a mindfulness practice, goes a long way towards setting ourselves up to feel better and sleep better. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: A quick energy integrity inquiry practice How Catherine got onto this track of mindfulness based help for insomnia The feedback loop of sleeping better and meditating better What she learned in the process of writing her book that surprised her How she defines mindfulness and why we al...

47 MIN2019 NOV 20
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Mindfulness for Sleep

Eating for Anxiety

Anxiety has surpassed depression as the number one mental illness in the US. Could our food and missing amino acids be part of the reason why? Trudy Scott is an expert in the food-mood connection and she shares some different ways to look at how the things that we put in our mouths affect our physical and mental health. If we can look at our symptoms of anxiety as an opportunity to be in a respectful dialogue with our bodies, we can begin to hone in on the different sources of anxiety, such as low serotonin or low GABA. On today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity: How Trudy's own anxiety led her down this path Why a vegetarian diet was detrimental for her What the differences between low serotonin and low GABA anxiety are The connection between neurotransmitter deficiencies and gut health The social anxiety disorder known as pyroluria Links: Pyroluria Professor Felice Jacka Dr. Navaz Habib Connect With Trudy: Website Anxiety Nutrition Institute The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy...

34 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Eating for Anxiety

Yin and Yang of Power

EPower is a complicated structure. With dimensions relating to both the yin and yang, those different aspects of power ultimately support and amplify each other. If we want to feel more powerful and reinforce that feeling for those around us, it starts with self-care. As Audre Lorde put it, self-care can be a political act that expresses our own power outwardly. It also enables us to nurture our relationships. How we take care of ourselves is at the root of our power of presence and the energy that we show up with in the world to help amplify the power of others. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Why presumptions of capability can shape feelings of power The feedback loop between how we take care of ourselves and how we feel How aligning outward actions with inward values strengthens both The importance of your environment in amplifying your power Links: She Podcasts LIVE Audre Lorde Uses of the Erotic by Audre Lorde Audre Lorde reads Uses of the Erotic Merk Nepo -- Learn m...

20 MIN2019 OCT 30
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Yin and Yang of Power

Brain Science and Behavior Change

Creating and maintaining healthy habits is often the biggest lever that we can pull to affect our health and happiness, but it can be an incredibly difficult process to change our behavior and create those lasting habits. Through her medical training and research, Dr. Kyra Bobinet has begun helping people to close the gap between the brain and behavior through behavioral neuroscience design. She shares her wisdom about how staying in effort can lead us to turn our healthy habits into automation. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Dr. Bobinet’s journey into becoming a behavior designer as she followed her curiosity How to move our good intentions into being habits The two big things people get wrong when building new habits Why she says that no one changes alone What she found in her research about what makes change stick Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH, is a behavior neuroscience designer specializing in behavior change. As CEO/founder of engagedIN, Dr. Bobinet designs large-scale he...

48 MIN2019 OCT 16
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Brain Science and Behavior Change

Rejecting "There's Nothing You Can Do"

Certain changes in our lives can often make us feel so exhausted and overwhelmed because it feels like there isn't anything we can do about the situation. When Priya Massand was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and told there was nothing she could do except take the medication, it put an incredible strain on her. What turned her mindset around was the discovery that there were lifestyle and habit changes she could make that ended up delivering results. Even though there was a lot of work involved in taking this massive action to change her movement practices, the way she ate, and other big parts of her life, it was a relief to her to be able to reject the idea that there was nothing she could do about the condition of her body and life. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Why being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis became a catalyst for change in her life The challenges associated with diagnosing MS What changes Priya has discovered to be helpful in living with MS How being...

43 MIN2019 OCT 2
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Rejecting "There's Nothing You Can Do"

Latest Episodes

Stress & sleep: geeking out on Chinese herbs, cannabis

For both men and women, it's tough to slow down. The effects of not slowing down can end up seeping into our lives in aspects like stress and trouble sleeping which can put us in a fog. When we're in that fog and it seems like the windshield is covered with bugs, it's difficult to find balance and what Stacey Donelson calls our true north. Stacey acts as a helper and a historian through her Good Life Acupuncture and Wellness Center and Good Life Botanicals practices to help lift that fog and clear the windshield. She shares some really valuable, actionable advice as well as some details on our endocannabinoid system and how it relates to acupuncture. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Some of the patterns that are often expressed in people with stress and sleep trouble The overlap she’s seen in approaches to sleep between Western and Chinese Medicine What phlegm is in Chinese Medicine and how it can be mistaken for Yin deficiency Why our need to rebuild our sense of community is so strong these days How she got started incorporating CBD into her herb formulas Stacey Donelson is a licensed Acupuncturist and Clinical herbalist who has been nationally board certified since 2011. She received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College of Boulder in 2011 and is currently a doctoral candidate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. She is the creator and founder of Good Life Botanicals which creates unique topicals using wild crafted/organic Chinese herbs with whole plant hemp extract. She and her husband live in Longmont, Colorado with their two children where they own and run their own Chinese medicine clinic, Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center, as well as Good Life Botanicals. She has a passion for gardening, horseback riding, reading and spending time with her family traveling the world Links: Botanical Biohacking Connect With Stacey: Good Life Botanicals Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center Facebook Email -- Learn more about the Level Up program Basics of Chinese Medicine

59 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Stress & sleep: geeking out on Chinese herbs, cannabis

Imperfect Allyship

EPrivilege has a lot of layers. Each of us, particularly in dominant groups, often benefit from several different layers, which makes the work of unpacking our privilege incredibly important as a step towards helping to bring other voices to the table through allyship. Erica Courdae shares her wisdom on imperfect allyship as a way to get moving with this emotional work, because perfectionism tends to lead to inaction and that doesn’t help anyone. In order to be healthy, we need to be connected to healthy communities and by working to help everyone be seen and heard, we can improve our communities for everyone in them. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: What imperfect allyship is and why it’s important How improving your allyship is no different than any other skill Why microaggressions, that are sometimes less overt, are no less hurtful and damaging Tips for bringing your whole self to holiday gatherings and maintaining your wellbeing Erica Courdae is an entrepreneur, coac...

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Imperfect Allyship

Permission to Slow Down

In the spirit of a new year and taking a step back to replenish ourselves, this episode is a special rebroadcast of a conversation from Andrea Claassen's podcast with a focus on stress and better stress management. A big thanks to Andrea for allowing us to rebroadcast this one. If you're looking to adjust some of your habits or make an effort to slow down in the new year, there are some very useful insights into doing just that. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: The strengths of Chinese Medicine as an engaged, holistic process of healing Why self-care is a feminist issue How society’s yang addiction is counter-productive The importance of investigating the reasons behind habits How Chinese Medicine can serve as a path for people to evolve Links: Peaceful Power Podcast #195: Brodie Welch on Slowing Down In a Busy World Connect With Andrea: Website Podcast Instagram Facebook YouTube -- Learn more about the Level Up program Basics of Chinese Medicine

49 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Permission to Slow Down

Stopping Panic Attacks

We often talk about things like anxiety and perfectionism and when these issues are carried out to an extreme, they can sometimes lead to panic attacks. Whatever else may be going on, the root of it, as Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum identifies, is that we're scaring ourselves. With her analogy of seeing snakes when we're really looking at a garden hose, Dr. Scheinbaum advocates patience and realistic thinking to allow our bodies to begin relaxing after trying to protect us. Our bodies react to perceived threats, which can lead to panic episodes. They also know how to relax. Our best course of action is to be patient and find ways to encourage our bodies to calm. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: How panic attacks differ from just feeling anxious What some of the steps are in the process of learning to deal with panic episodes The different ways Functional Medicine approaches panic attacks What technique she recommends for people who may struggle with meditation The benefits Dr. Sc...

45 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Stopping Panic Attacks

7-Day Clean Eating Detox - an Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine approach

Living in today's industrialized society, we're exposed to environmental toxins that can overload our systems. Combine that with the junk in processed foods and it becomes more important than ever to do the occasional dietary reset. Dr. Alejandro Junger was forced to learn this lesson himself and has been endeavoring to help others do the same ever since. While moving in the direction of living healthily requires effort, Dr. Junger has created programs that are an accessible on-ramp to help people take better care of themselves. Combining principles of functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, his system goes further into helping find ways to reset and detoxify our bodies. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: How growing up in Uruguay and then moving to New York informed Dr. Junger's path The general mechanics of how toxic materials can build up in the body and how the body detoxifies Why our bodies can’t deal with the overload of toxins on their own Ways to support the pa...

34 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
7-Day Clean Eating Detox - an Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine approach

Mindfulness for Sleep

In a busy world that seems to demand more and more of our attention everyday, falling asleep can often be a challenge. If you find yourself in this wired-tired state, Catherine Polan Orzech offers some great insight into how we can practice mindfulness throughout our day in order to get better sleep. By building a compassionate interest in ourselves, we can begin to treat ourselves with more friendliness and avoid creating additional layers of suffering for ourselves in the times when sleep just isn't happening. That shift towards non-judgment, stemming from a mindfulness practice, goes a long way towards setting ourselves up to feel better and sleep better. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: A quick energy integrity inquiry practice How Catherine got onto this track of mindfulness based help for insomnia The feedback loop of sleeping better and meditating better What she learned in the process of writing her book that surprised her How she defines mindfulness and why we al...

47 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Mindfulness for Sleep

Eating for Anxiety

Anxiety has surpassed depression as the number one mental illness in the US. Could our food and missing amino acids be part of the reason why? Trudy Scott is an expert in the food-mood connection and she shares some different ways to look at how the things that we put in our mouths affect our physical and mental health. If we can look at our symptoms of anxiety as an opportunity to be in a respectful dialogue with our bodies, we can begin to hone in on the different sources of anxiety, such as low serotonin or low GABA. On today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity: How Trudy's own anxiety led her down this path Why a vegetarian diet was detrimental for her What the differences between low serotonin and low GABA anxiety are The connection between neurotransmitter deficiencies and gut health The social anxiety disorder known as pyroluria Links: Pyroluria Professor Felice Jacka Dr. Navaz Habib Connect With Trudy: Website Anxiety Nutrition Institute The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy...

34 MIN2019 NOV 6
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Eating for Anxiety

Yin and Yang of Power

EPower is a complicated structure. With dimensions relating to both the yin and yang, those different aspects of power ultimately support and amplify each other. If we want to feel more powerful and reinforce that feeling for those around us, it starts with self-care. As Audre Lorde put it, self-care can be a political act that expresses our own power outwardly. It also enables us to nurture our relationships. How we take care of ourselves is at the root of our power of presence and the energy that we show up with in the world to help amplify the power of others. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Why presumptions of capability can shape feelings of power The feedback loop between how we take care of ourselves and how we feel How aligning outward actions with inward values strengthens both The importance of your environment in amplifying your power Links: She Podcasts LIVE Audre Lorde Uses of the Erotic by Audre Lorde Audre Lorde reads Uses of the Erotic Merk Nepo -- Learn m...

20 MIN2019 OCT 30
Comments
Yin and Yang of Power

Brain Science and Behavior Change

Creating and maintaining healthy habits is often the biggest lever that we can pull to affect our health and happiness, but it can be an incredibly difficult process to change our behavior and create those lasting habits. Through her medical training and research, Dr. Kyra Bobinet has begun helping people to close the gap between the brain and behavior through behavioral neuroscience design. She shares her wisdom about how staying in effort can lead us to turn our healthy habits into automation. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Dr. Bobinet’s journey into becoming a behavior designer as she followed her curiosity How to move our good intentions into being habits The two big things people get wrong when building new habits Why she says that no one changes alone What she found in her research about what makes change stick Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH, is a behavior neuroscience designer specializing in behavior change. As CEO/founder of engagedIN, Dr. Bobinet designs large-scale he...

48 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
Brain Science and Behavior Change

Rejecting "There's Nothing You Can Do"

Certain changes in our lives can often make us feel so exhausted and overwhelmed because it feels like there isn't anything we can do about the situation. When Priya Massand was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and told there was nothing she could do except take the medication, it put an incredible strain on her. What turned her mindset around was the discovery that there were lifestyle and habit changes she could make that ended up delivering results. Even though there was a lot of work involved in taking this massive action to change her movement practices, the way she ate, and other big parts of her life, it was a relief to her to be able to reject the idea that there was nothing she could do about the condition of her body and life. On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity: Why being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis became a catalyst for change in her life The challenges associated with diagnosing MS What changes Priya has discovered to be helpful in living with MS How being...

43 MIN2019 OCT 2
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Rejecting "There's Nothing You Can Do"
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