50 episodes

Struggling to make self-care your #1 priority?

Hosted by Alex Phillips, The Saint Belford Podcast is here to simplify self-care and make it accessible to you at home, at work, and everywhere in-between. Learn how to integrate self-care into your day-to-day life and build healthy habits that make you feel alive and whole. Join Alex every second Thursday for practical, easy-to-implement tips that will boost your self-care confidence. Gone are the days of not knowing how to care for yourself. Start prioritising your wellbeing with ease.

The Saint Belford Podcast Saint Belford

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Struggling to make self-care your #1 priority?

Hosted by Alex Phillips, The Saint Belford Podcast is here to simplify self-care and make it accessible to you at home, at work, and everywhere in-between. Learn how to integrate self-care into your day-to-day life and build healthy habits that make you feel alive and whole. Join Alex every second Thursday for practical, easy-to-implement tips that will boost your self-care confidence. Gone are the days of not knowing how to care for yourself. Start prioritising your wellbeing with ease.

    #50: 5 juicy takeaways from season 3 of The Saint Belford Podcast

    #50: 5 juicy takeaways from season 3 of The Saint Belford Podcast

    Hi everyone and welcome to episode 50 of the Saint Belford podcast. I just want to start off by saying thank you to each and every one of you for tuning in.
    It’s kind of bittersweet because while I’ve reached a personal milestone - 50 episodes of The Saint Belford podcast - I’ll be pressing pause on the podcast while I’m on maternity leave.
    This will be the last episode of the season until we kick off season 4 next year around February when I return back to work.
    To wrap up season 3 of The Saint Belford podcast, I’m going to share five snippets from the most popular episodes of the season.

    • 11 min
    #49: Self-care reminders: 3 things I learnt (again) from a series of unfortunate events

    #49: Self-care reminders: 3 things I learnt (again) from a series of unfortunate events

    Last Thursday, I tripped and fell at 34 weeks pregnant. 36 hours later, my husband Tom and I were driving home in peak hour Melbourne traffic, when suddenly, a Ute slammed into the back of our SUV. 
    My logical brain quickly swooped in and told me we’re all okay so there’s no reason to be sad. But I was sad. I was devastated. I was depleted. I was genuinely scared of what might happen next.
    I felt like curling into a ball and crying but I felt as though my tears were unjustified because well, we were all okay. Physically, we were fine.
    Then, I remembered something my psychologist told me.

    • 9 min
    #48: 3 practical ways to uphold your boundaries and protect your time, energy and wellbeing

    #48: 3 practical ways to uphold your boundaries and protect your time, energy and wellbeing

    Practising self-care is not just about the activities and rituals you engage in to recharge your mind and body. What you say no to is just as important. That’s where boundaries come in.
    Boundaries are a way of clearly communicating your needs and your limits. They highlight what you will and won’t accept. They protect you, set the tone for your relationships and give you the space you need to prioritise your wellbeing.
    As Jayne Hardy so eloquently put it:
    Healthy boundaries are the difference between saying “yes” because we feel we ought to and saying “no” because we mean “no”.
    What you say “yes” and “no” to will likely change over time, depending on your priorities, values and lifestyle. But ultimately, it’s your right and responsibility to decide what your limits are and then to communicate and assert those boundaries. Which of course is the challenging part.
    So let’s explore three practical ways to uphold your boundaries and protect your time, energy and well-being.

    • 9 min
    #47: The postpartum pelvic floor guide I wish I had after pregnancy: practical exercises & simple checks to boost your wellbeing

    #47: The postpartum pelvic floor guide I wish I had after pregnancy: practical exercises & simple checks to boost your wellbeing

    Pelvic floor exercises during and after pregnancy: www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au
    Pelvic Floor Health for Expectant and New Mums (Free ebook) https://continence.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#A0000000KUc9/a/5K0000003Iek/nEDoZ3oU8.RlEab2f0E7RQ_RYNAeSA1rtAjEgDcSf0g
    Returning to Sport or Exercise after the Birth (Factsheet) https://continence.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#A0000000KUc9/a/5K0000002xD2/dLOYGIJSa6Lk.HQBMWQvJ6ljPOOCk9PDCbUSefU0o8E
    International Return to Running Postnatal Guidelines  https://absolute.physio/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/returning-to-running-postnatal-guidelines.pdf
    For more information about aspects of returning to fitness postnatally, listen to the Running to the Core podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify:
    https://thepregnancycentre.libsyn.com/
    To find a physio in your area: www.australian.physio

    • 17 min
    #46: 8 proven ways to improve your sleep once and for all

    #46: 8 proven ways to improve your sleep once and for all

    We can all agree that sleep is important. But, have you ever thought about why getting enough sleep is so important? Why does it matter if we get 6 hours or 8 hours? Why does it matter if we pull an all-nighter every weekend?
    Let me share some sobering facts that helped shift my perspective on sleep and change my daily habits for good because once you understand the facts, it’s hard to ignore sleep. It’s hard not to recognise that it is a primary pillar of good health and it’s time to retire the antiquated idea that we can sleep when we’re dead.

    • 10 min
    #45: Relax and unwind with this 5 minute body scan meditation

    #45: Relax and unwind with this 5 minute body scan meditation

    Tune in for a 5-minute body scan meditation brought to you by Angelina Morino. Angelina Morino is an accredited Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, meditation teacher, Kids yoga instructor, mumma to one and founder of The Haus Of Health which combines antenatal education and mindset to empower families to have an incredible birthing and postpartum experience. Angie provides support, guidance and education for parents as they journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Instagram: @thehausofhealth Email: hello@thehausofhealth.com Website: thehausofhealth.com Use code: 'SAINTBELFORD' for 50% off Angie’s 25-day guided meditation (25 x 5-minute meditations)

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Lady_Lany ,

Love the pod and the planner

The planner is why I have stayed on track with my daily goals and I love this podcast just as much! X

narnwhal ,

Little Bursts of Positivity!

The Saint Belford Podcast is a great companion to my Curation planner. The length of the episodes are short and sweet, and they add little bursts of positivity to my day! When I’m having a stressful day, this podcast helps to ground and motivate me while helping me to focus on what’s important. I highly recommend (even if you don’t own the Curation planner)!

Kmg91 ,

Practical self care tips

So many practical tips for self care that are easy to implement into your day to day life.

I also like that the episodes are nice and short so they’re easy to commit to!

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