37 episodes

Hey Beautiful Humans, it’s time to STOP SACRIFICING FOR everyone else And PUT YOU First!

Are you feeling tired, stuck, or disconnected? Or maybe, you are just looking to be the best version of you.
I’m Mary Wong and I’m Dr Tanya Wylde and this is EMBRACE YOU FIRST, a podcast to help you THRIVE and not just survive.

You’re gonna learn from our professional expertise and our juicy secrets that have helped thousands of men and women just like you. We’re going to teach you practical and doable strategies on health, relationships, and career.

Get ready to Embrace YOU, your HEALTH and your LIFE!

EMBRACE YOU FIRST Mary Wong, R.TCMP and Dr. Tanya Wylde, ND

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Hey Beautiful Humans, it’s time to STOP SACRIFICING FOR everyone else And PUT YOU First!

Are you feeling tired, stuck, or disconnected? Or maybe, you are just looking to be the best version of you.
I’m Mary Wong and I’m Dr Tanya Wylde and this is EMBRACE YOU FIRST, a podcast to help you THRIVE and not just survive.

You’re gonna learn from our professional expertise and our juicy secrets that have helped thousands of men and women just like you. We’re going to teach you practical and doable strategies on health, relationships, and career.

Get ready to Embrace YOU, your HEALTH and your LIFE!

    Episode 37: How To Reduce Your Toxic Load (ft. Emma Rohmann)

    Episode 37: How To Reduce Your Toxic Load (ft. Emma Rohmann)

    Reduce Toxic Chemicals in your home and body without overwhelm

    Part 1 - How to reduce your toxic load

    There is a ton of information – and misinformation – out there when it comes to toxins in the products you use every day. This can make it almost impossible to figure out how to create a healthy home without feeling completely overwhelmed.

    Today’s podcast features Emma Rohmann, an environmental engineer that is going to educate us all on the best ways to reduce toxics/toxins from our bodies and home. Part 1 features various ways to assist your body’s built in detoxification system in lowering the absorption of these harmful chemicals. From avoidance to cleaning produce, Emma shares many potentially lifesaving tips to feel better, and ward off serious illnesses!

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


    What is ‘toxic load’?
    Why is it important?
    The definitions of toxics/toxicants vs. toxins
    The role of diet, stress, environment, water and more on it
    Plastics, friend or foe?
    BPA and phthalates
    Why we have fantastic built-in detoxification systems, but they are overburdened these days
    The role of organic food
    Teflon cookware issues
    Why single use plastics are creating issues
    How veggies can help reduce toxics
    The benefits of ‘produce washes’
    AND MORE!

    About Emma

    Emma Rohmann is a mom of two and an environmental engineer with a decade of experience in the green building field. She helps parents and parents-to-be make healthier choices by providing practical and judgement-free advice, support, and product recommendations.

    Her goal through all that she does is, first and foremost, to provide practical, balanced, relevant information that will help you move the dial and and make healthier choices – and to do it in a friendly and approachable way. To find out more about Emma, head over to GreenAtHome.ca or on Instagram at @emma_greenathome.

    • 21 min
    Episode 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand

    Episode 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand

    EP 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand

    If you've been caught up in a cycle of sleepless nights, there's a drug-free way to get back on track: Make love more often.  In our Sleep your Way to success (episode 13) and Beauty Sleep (episode 10)  episode we gave a ton of tips on how to improve both your sleep quality and quantity.  

    Today we are discussing how intimacy can not only improve your sleep but is also an excellent way to connect better to yourself  and your partner (if you have one) both physically and psychologically.

    Making love is an excellent way to transition yourself and turn your dial from the sympathetic nervous system (AKA GO MODE) to the parasympathetic nervous system (AS IN REST & DIGEST MODE) to get a deeper effective sleep.

    No partner? No problem. Sex, or more specifically, orgasm, with or without a partner, produces hormones that play a role in helping you relax and fall asleep. 

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


     Why orgasm produces hormones and what they are
     Why some hormones act as natural tranquilizers
     How they also reduce Cortisol
     How sleep can be enhanced
     Why quality of life with the release of oxytocin 
     Why more sex promotes bonding that helps you feel emotionally stable and generally less stressed
     Why more/better sleep can lead to more desire
     Why more/better sleep can enhance erections
     Why sleep conditions like snoring, coughing, insomnia, peri-menopause, Graves’s disease, CPAP are impacting relationships
     Why more couples are choosing to sleep separately, but still retain intimacy
     Why are sleep spaces are no longer sacred
     How pets, co-sleeping, etc can impact sleep quality
     What if you and your partner have different sleep times or routines
     Why you shouldn’t go to bed angry
     AND MORE! 


    Related Episodes

    Ep 10 - Beauty Sleep

    Ep 13 - Sleep your Way to success 

    To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com 

    If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us 

    #sleep, #better sleep, #intimacy, #bonding, #oxytocin, #cortisol, #hormones, #emotions, #snoring, #cosleeping, #orgasm

    • 20 min
    Episode 35: Revolutionizing Motherhood (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)

    Episode 35: Revolutionizing Motherhood (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)

    Episode 35: Revolutionizing Motherhood (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson) 

    Whether you’ve had your kids or not, this is something all women (and their supportive men and family members) need to know about. Did you know that your health, vitality, and libido can be impacted long term if you don’t take the time to replenish and nourish yourself after childbirth?  Sleep deprivation coupled with the constant demands placed on you may leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and out of control way beyond the immediate postpartum leaving you  feeling out of sorts for years (and sometimes decades). That said, it doesn’t have to be this way. Kimberly Ann Johnson, author of the Fourth Trimester, birth doula and sexological bodyworker is back again to unpack it all for you.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


    * What is the ‘fourth trimester’
    * What are the Five universal postpartum needs - Extended rest; nourishing foods; loving touch; presence of wise women; contact with nature
    * What does an ideal postpartum look like
    * Why women are overwhelmed during the ‘fourth trimester’
    * What are the top 5 considerations women need to look at in the postpartum period?
    * How you can help your body heal after childbirth
    * Why 6 weeks is the minimum time you should ‘rest’
    * Why some families hire support workers after birth
    * The role of the non-birthing parent
    * How you can treat your body with kindness if you have to return to work soon after birth
    * The unique challenges of single parents postpartum
    * The undeniable importance of partner communication afterwards
    * The challenges biology plays in the myth of equal care for an infant
    * According to a study most divorces happen during the first year, or looking back that’s when the problems started
    * AND MORE! 


    Aside from being a yoga teacher, postpartum advocate and single mom, Kimberly Johnson is a sexological bodyworker and somatic experiencing practitioner. She has been working hands-on for more than a decade helping women heal and recover from birth injuries, gynaecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is also the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, (who I’ve been telling all of our pregnant patients to read) and is the host of the Sex, Birth & Trauma podcast. 

    Connect with Kim: Kimberlyannjohnson.com Instagram  @kimberly.ann.johnson  

    Books by Kim 

    Call of the Wild
    The Fourth Trimester  

    Other Resources: Tammy Lynn Kent - the Wild Feminine @tamilynnkent
    Natural Health After Birth - Aviva Romm
    After The Baby’s Birth - Robin Lim
    Between Heaven and Earth - Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold

    Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong  

    To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com 

    If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us 

    #trauma, #healing, #sexologist, #motherhood, #pelvicfloor, #postpartum, #desire, #emotions, #surgeries, #friendship, #gynaecological, #noregrets, #supportnetwork

    • 41 min
    Episode 34: Power, Pleasure & Purpose (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)

    Episode 34: Power, Pleasure & Purpose (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)

    Episode 34: Power, Pleasure & Purpose (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson) 

    Have you ever had a time when you didn’t get to say what you wanted to say or do what you wanted to do? Stored over time, this can be a form of retained trauma.  Trauma, no matter how small or big, can impact your body, mind, and spirit. Tapping into your deepest, truest self, you can learn to read and speak your body’s language, and create a paradigm shift with practices you need to heal, awaken your power, and live your most embodied life. 

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


    What is a sexological body worker and why it deals with scope of practice including genital area
    Why Kimberly can help with:
    scar tissue remediation
    healing prolapse
    incontinence
    gynaecological surgeries
    abortion loss
    sexual trauma
    any experience that radically change their relationship with their pelvis and sexuality or loss of desire
    Why one of Kimberly’s patients coined her the ‘vaginapractor’
    What Kimberly does as a somatic experiencing practitioner
    Why her book is called Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good
    Why you go through your life and have imprints, experiences that stick with you and leave good or bad memories
    Why this practice is not about getting rid of experiences or wishing they didn’t happen/regret, but integrate so that their residue dissolves
    How to demystify and de-stigmatize trauma, and how much it can impede healing
    Why trauma can be an incomplete cycle as an interpersonal hangover 
    AND MORE! 

    Aside from being a yoga teacher, postpartum advocate and single mom, Kimberly Johnson is a sexological bodyworker and somatic experiencing practitioner. She has been working hands-on for more than a decade helping women heal and recover from birth injuries, gynaecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is also the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, (who I’ve been telling all of our pregnant patients to read) and is the host of the Sex, Birth & Trauma podcast. 

    Connect with Kim: Kimberlyannjohnson.com Instagram  @kimberly.ann.johnson  

    Books by Kim 

    Call of the Wild

    The Fourth Trimester  

    Other Resources: Tammy Lynn Kent - the Wild Feminine @tamilynnkent 

    Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong  

    Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! 

    To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com 

    If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #trauma, #healing, #sexologist, #sexualboundaries, #scartissue, #postpartum, #desire, #emotions, #surgeries, #awakenpower, #gynaecological, #noregrets

    • 38 min
    Episode 33: Finding Happiness - Being With All Your Emotions

    Episode 33: Finding Happiness - Being With All Your Emotions

    Episode 33: Finding Happiness - Being With All Your Emotions

    Anger is part of the human condition and one that deserves a lot of attention because we don’t like it, we repel away from it and it can be caustic and painful for ourselves and for others if we lash out in anger.

    We love to intersect research with the wisdom of medicine that prevailed modern medicine by 1000’s of years. Medical and psychological Research shows that holding onto anger and resentment increases risk for anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, ulcers, migraines, backaches, heart attack and even cancer!

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


    We’re in balance when we allow ourselves to acknowledge and feel ALL of our emotions
    Why we tend to reject all emotions except for joy as we are endlessly in search for happiness.
    We must be balanced, and to not only seek joy. Without sadness, we cannot feel TRUE joy.
    Why with too much joy, we are manic, can’t sleep, erratic…
    Why teaching yourself and your children to name your feelings and you will see/ feel big transitions
    What role does the amygdala play in emotions
    How to deal with both personal anger you feel, and anger from others directed at you
    Why extended families can help new moms keep a more balanced life
    Forgive people in your life, even those who are not sorry for their actions. Holding on to anger only hurts you not them.
    The effect of emotions on our organs
    The role of food on our organs
    AND MORE!

    Related episodes:

    Solutions to FEAR-24

    Let fear guide you-20

    Overcoming fear 16

    Falling in Love with Your Hormones with Dr. Fiona McCulloch - 17

    Other resources:

    Alison Armstrong - Alison Armstrong - UnderstandMen.com - Your Source for Understanding Men and Women

    Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong

    Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!

    To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com

    If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us

    #releaseanger, #happiness, #anxiety, #exercise, #gratitude, #noworries, #copingskills, #emotions, #kidsmentalhealth, #teenmentalhealth,

    • 32 min
    Episode 32: Exercises for Growing Mentally Stronger (ft. Amy Morin)

    Episode 32: Exercises for Growing Mentally Stronger (ft. Amy Morin)

    Episode 32: Exercises for Growing Mentally Stronger (ft. Amy Morin)

    Today we are going to talk about Exercises for Growing Mentally Stronger. Mental strength exercises to fix thoughts and emotions in action to be your best selves and STAY mentally strong during a pandemic. Why do some people have resilience or a positive outlook? Is it in their DNA, or can it be learned and practiced? YES, it can be learned and practiced by anyone. 

    We all are under increasing strain during the pandemic, and good mental health hygiene is important. so that our moods stay elevated, our outlooks remain positive, and we bring joy into our lives. 

    In this episode Amy Morin shares life-altering exercises to reset your outlook, banish worry until you are ready to deal with it, and much more. She also offers MANY tips on how to help our children navigate their feelings, both now in the pandemic and into the future! She also has a brand new book coming out soon called “13 Things Strong Kids Do”, to help kids make sense of their feelings, and allow them to openly share their challenges. 

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:


    Many ideas for resetting your outlook
    What is it to be mentally strong?
    What the difference between *mental health and *mental strength?
    Why people suffering from mental health challenges can still be ‘mentally strong’
    Gratitude - the ‘free’ on demand tool to better health and emotions
    If you worry, why you should schedule time to worry! 
    Amy shares some of the challenges on mental health right now
    The difference between Problem focused coping skills and emotion focused coping skills, can you use them together?
    Why kids are experiencing high levels of anxiety up to 80% 
    Why 11-17 year olds are most likely to be depressed and anxious
    How to identify and name more than 5 emotions
    Why you can replace thoughts that induce self-pity
    AND MORE!

    Resources:

    Dr. Korzacs recent article 

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-shadow-pandemic-of-young-people-with-eating-disorders-strains-capacity/

    CBC Article

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-kids-not-ok-1.5898715 

    Connect with Amy:

    Website: https://amymorinlcsw.com/

    Instagram: @amymorinauthor

    Amy’s Books:

    https://amymorinlcsw.com/books/

    13 things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do 

    Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong 

    Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!  

    To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com 

    If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us

    Tags for this episode: #mentallystrong, #pityparty, #anxiety, #exercise, #gratitude, #noworries, #copingskills, #emotions, #kidsmentalhealth, #teenmentalhealth, #hakunamatata

    • 27 min

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32 Ratings

Anth5621 ,

Thanks for sharing.

Practical advice which is easily implmented and backed by science and traditional medicine. Making sure you fill your cup first before you start filling other people's cups will benefit everyone. Thanks for sharing.

stacey a 27 ,

Thank you!

What a wonderful concept for these podcasts - embrace you first. While it’s especially appropriate during this pandemic, it’s also true at any time, as how can we care for others if we aren’t caring for ourselves? The content is also excellent with podcasts covering a variety of topics that are relevant across time of life. Thank you!

Dandeerum ,

Terrific Podcast!

I love how I feel after I listen to these wonderful ladies! Their positive energy and wisdom inspire me take care of myself in a more holistic way, especially during these challenging times!

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