133 episodes

Searching for the most kickass version of yourself? Each episode we dive into the science of lifestyle to bring a little inspiration to your life - from periods, to mental health, to relationships and to the Superwomen walking among us; The Superwoman Code is a raw and real deep dive into thriving in the modern day world.

Join host and Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Ashley Margeson; natural women's health expert and hormone whisperer as she navigates the world of women's health and shares her experiences, research and favourite wines (of course!) to help you become the Superwoman you always knew you could be - on your own terms.

The Superwoman Code Dr. Ashley Margeson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

Searching for the most kickass version of yourself? Each episode we dive into the science of lifestyle to bring a little inspiration to your life - from periods, to mental health, to relationships and to the Superwomen walking among us; The Superwoman Code is a raw and real deep dive into thriving in the modern day world.

Join host and Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Ashley Margeson; natural women's health expert and hormone whisperer as she navigates the world of women's health and shares her experiences, research and favourite wines (of course!) to help you become the Superwoman you always knew you could be - on your own terms.

    133: You're Not Supposed To Do It All

    133: You're Not Supposed To Do It All

    Welcome to this week’s episode of the Superwoman Code, where we tackle the myth that threatens our well-being: the belief that we should and can do it all. In today’s episode, we dive deep into why embracing our limitations and focusing on what matters is not just freeing but essential for our health and happiness. I'm ripping the bandaid off over here friends! 
    Key Takeaways In Today's Episode:
    The Myth of Doing It All: We explore the seductive, yet harmful, belief that success means excelling in every area of life. This myth leads to stress, anxiety, and ultimately, burnout.
    Embracing Limitations: Through the stories of Sarah and Olivia, we see the diversity of experiences women face. Their journeys highlight the importance of partnership, community support, and setting realistic expectations.
    Strategies for Realistic Goal Setting: We discuss practical strategies such as conducting an energy audit, adopting the two-list method for tasks, and aligning daily activities with core values to manage our energy and focus on what truly matters.
    Letting Go: Learning to let go of perfectionism and unrealistic standards is crucial. We delve into how digital detoxes, focusing on progress over perfection, and building supportive communities can enhance our well-being.
    Building a Supportive Community: Asking for and offering support strengthens bonds and fosters a culture of mutual aid. We emphasize that seeking help is a sign of strength and an essential strategy for navigating life’s challenges.
    Today's discussion aims to empower you to let go of the pressure to do it all, embrace your limitations, and focus on enriching your life with meaningful connections and activities that align with your values. Remember, your worth is not measured by your productivity but by the quality of your life and the connections you foster.
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    • 16 min
    132: Building A Burnout-Proof Meal Plan

    132: Building A Burnout-Proof Meal Plan

    Welcome to this week’s episode of the Superwoman Code, where we tackle the often overlooked yet crucial aspect of daily living: meal preparation. Today, we dive into strategies designed to minimize decision fatigue and transform meal prep from a chore into a more manageable, and potentially enjoyable, part of your routine. 
    Key Takeaways In Today's Episode:
    Foundation of Meal Planning: Starting with proteins, the cornerstone of meal planning, we discuss the importance of preparing versatile proteins ahead of time. This approach saves significant time and energy, making the daily question of "What's for dinner?" much easier to answer.
    Introducing Joy and Variety: To combat the monotony that often leads to mealtime burnout, we explore the benefits of diversifying your meal repertoire. Introducing one new meal every other week keeps mealtime interesting and encourages culinary exploration without overwhelming your schedule.
    Reorganizing Your Fridge for Success: A novel approach to meal prep involves reorganizing your fridge with meal components for each day of the week stored in separate containers. This system not only keeps ingredients fresh but also offers a visual cue of your meal plan at a glance, adding flexibility and ease to your daily routine.
    Embracing Flexibility: Flexibility is key in preventing meal prep burnout. We talk about tracking your meals to identify patterns, doubling recipes to ease lunch prep, and creating a meal plan that adapts to your busy life, ensuring you don't sacrifice nutrition or enjoyment.
    Today's episode underscores the message that your worth is not tied to your productivity in the kitchen. By implementing strategies that reduce decision-making and streamline meal prep, we can alleviate the pressure of daily meal decisions. Choose one strategy from today's discussion to incorporate into your routine, and share your journey with us. Let's make meal prep a manageable, and maybe even joyful, part of our lives.
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    • 10 min
    131: Cultivating Curiosity (Happy Birthday Dr. Ash!)

    131: Cultivating Curiosity (Happy Birthday Dr. Ash!)

    Welcome to this week’s episode of the Superwoman Code, where we journey through the transformative power of curiosity. Last week I turned 34 (!!) and as I celebrate another year of life and growth, I’m embracing the theme of "Cultivating Curiosity," inviting us all to view the world with wonder, ask questions, and remain open to life's vast array of answers. What a way to approach this new year... 
    Key Takeaways In Today's Episode:
    Embracing Curiosity in Life’s Seasons: Reflecting on personal and universal experiences, we discuss the importance of being curious about the seasons of our lives and how this perspective can bring about growth and change.
    Curious Conversations and Inclusive Empowerment: By engaging in discussions across various industries and with people from different walks of life, we can enrich our understanding and advocate for a more inclusive approach to personal and professional empowerment.
    Intentional Learning and Exploration: Setting learning goals driven by curiosity, such as reading books from every continent and challenging ourselves with new skills or hobbies, can expand our horizons and introduce us to new ideas and cultures.
    Curiosity as a Daily Practice: Integrating curiosity into our daily lives through rituals, routines, and reflections can open up a world of continuous learning and discovery, guiding us to ask more "why" and "how" questions in our interactions.
    So, on this turn around the sun, I'm committing to fostering a culture of curiosity within myself, and others. . By asking more questions, exploring uncharted territories, and remaining open to the myriad of answers life offers, I truly believe we can find joy, wonder, and ultimately, a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
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    • 14 min
    130: Why Am I So Tired?

    130: Why Am I So Tired?

    Welcome to this week’s episode of the Superwoman Code, where we delve into the complexities of managing fatigue in our fast-paced lives. Today, we're exploring the intricate dance between our body's signals and our mental hurdles, understanding fatigue not just as a physical symptom but as a multifaceted experience that encompasses our mental and emotional states.
    Key Takeaways In Today's Episode:
    Understanding Fatigue: Fatigue transcends the physical; it's a blend of physical, mental, and emotional elements. Recognizing the root cause is crucial, yet challenging, due to the different types of fatigue we experience.
    The Role of Emotional States: Our emotions can amplify feelings of fatigue. Stress and anxiety about the fatigue itself can trigger a deeper level of exhaustion, making it essential to address both the physical and emotional components.
    Differentiating Types of Fatigue: It’s vital to distinguish between physical fatigue that demands rest and the kind of fatigue rooted in mental or emotional resistance. This distinction helps us address our needs more effectively.
    Practical Support Strategies: Incorporating mindfulness practices, journaling thoughts and feelings, and engaging in nature walks can significantly impact our overall well-being, helping to reduce fatigue.
    The Rule of Thirds: This concept helps us gauge our energy distribution throughout the day, ensuring we're not overwhelmingly fatigued. It's about finding a balance and listening to what our bodies need, whether it’s more rest, more activity, or simply a change in our routine.
    In this episode, we unravel the signals our bodies give us about fatigue, reminding ourselves of the importance of listening and responding to these cues. 
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    • 14 min
    129: The Power Of Lifting Others Up

    129: The Power Of Lifting Others Up

    Welcome to this week’s episode of the Superwoman Code, where we explore effective strategies for navigating the complexities of life as a modern woman. Today, we're delving into a powerful concept: The Power of Lifting Others Up. This episode is a testament to the transformative impact of mutual support and encouragement in preventing burnout and fostering a fulfilling life.
    Key Takeaways In Today's Episode:
    The Importance of Connection: When burnout looms, our instinct might be to retreat. However, connecting with others and uplifting them is a pivotal strategy in not just aiding others but fortifying our own resilience against burnout.
    Actionable Empathy: True support extends beyond mere words of encouragement. It's about showing up with actions that reflect understanding and genuine care, thereby fostering a supportive environment that resonates with our values and goals.
    Creating Supportive Spaces: Whether it’s through workplace appreciation or personal growth projects, cultivating an environment that encourages the sharing of challenges and victories alike is crucial. This community spirit uplifts everyone involved, contributing to a collective well-being.
    Practical Strategies for Upliftment: From mentorship programs to personal growth through encouragement, implementing tangible methods of support can significantly alter the dynamic of any group or individual, injecting fresh energy and motivation.
    As we navigate through life’s ups and downs, I hope today serves as a reminder that in lifting others, we elevate ourselves, creating a cycle of positive change and growth.
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    • 20 min
    128: Burnout Prevention Strategies For When You're Burnt Out, But Also Can't Really Stop

    128: Burnout Prevention Strategies For When You're Burnt Out, But Also Can't Really Stop

    Welcome to this week’s episode of the Superwoman Code, where we explore practical strategies for overcoming life’s challenges and thriving. In today’s episode, we dive deep into managing burnout and discover how to navigate life more gracefully, even when it feels like you’re stuck in the muck of overwhelming responsibilities.
    Key Takeaways In Today's Episode:
    Recognizing Burnout: Understand that burnout stems from an unsustainable energy output, often driven by adrenaline. It’s important to acknowledge this state without aiming to halt all activities but rather to slow down and proceed with a more measured pace.
    Slowing Down, Not Stopping: The first step in addressing burnout is to consciously slow down your daily activities. This doesn’t mean stopping altogether but reducing the speed at which you operate, allowing you to step out of the constant adrenaline rush and begin to regain control.
    Prioritizing and Planning: By creating moments of calm and slowing down, you can better assess your tasks and responsibilities. This allows for effective prioritization, focusing on what truly aligns with your values and the needs of your family or work environment.
    Building Mini-Decompression Moments: Integrate short periods of calm into your day, whether it’s a quiet moment after work, a peaceful commute, or designated quiet time at home. These moments help transition from high-stress periods to a more balanced state.
    Investing in Relationships: One of the most prescribed remedies for burnout is investing time in relationships that matter. Whether it’s date nights, friendship dates, or sending a thoughtful message, these interactions contribute significantly to your emotional bank account, helping you move from a state of constant withdrawal to one of balance and eventually, growth.
    As we embark on the journey of 2024, let’s approach the year with the mindset of making small, sustainable shifts that lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life. Remember, it’s not about a sudden overhaul but about finding the next right step that guides you towards a state of well-being and joy.
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    • 19 min

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