Have you ever wondered how some people make eating healthy, exercise and managing stress look so easy? You can too. Wellness Wisdom Host and Self-Care specialist, Camille Kennard, and her guests will guide and empower you with the confidence to make wise health choices, see results and make lifestyle changes that last a lifetime. Camille is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Health and Wellness Coach who believes that well-being begins in the mind. Camille shares her own journey of weight release, overcoming negative body image and how she grew to appreciate the value of exercise and healthy eating. Tune in each week for Wellness Wisdom tips on topics such as insomnia, gut health, eating disorders, mindfulness practices, and learning the skills of happiness. Discover Camille’s “3 Secrets to Lasting Health and Happiness,” including 1-Mindful Eating, 2-Joyful Movement, and 3-Stress Resilience. Listen and learn how to overcome the mental and physical obstacles that are holding you back. Make peace with your body and love who you are.
Trusting Divinity through Challenging Times
The lives of young people today are full of uncertainty and stress. They are making decisions on relationships, schooling, and career paths and then there is the stress of the pandemic and social disconnection.
Wendy Van Dam focuses on helping young women in the millennial generation live their life fully through trusting divinity. Wendy (Ms. Divinity) shares her own life path and how she got caught up in other people's expectations. She talks about how she was living roles she thought she wanted but she still didn't feel satisfied with her life. She said she felt like a "robot" going through the motions. She eventually sought out a business coach who helped her "bring her soul alive" through learning how to trust divinity. She felt empowered to create her own life and leave her limiting beliefs behind.
Ms. Divinity helps young women find and pursue what makes their spirit soar. She is a mentor who helps young people follow their heart in choosing their career and life path. Wendy talks about "turning the lights on" in your beliefs and spirituality and to trust in your higher power and the spirituality that lives in you. Listen to inspiration about what your higher power is calling you to. Ms. Divinity invites people to become the next best version of themselves. She helps them create a vision of "what would I love." What are your gifts and talents you can use to bless the lives of others? What does it look like to Dream Big? Wendy teaches people how to ALLOW GRACE into their lives to change them for the better. She inspires people to let go of judgement and cocreate with God. To step out in faith and trust their higher power.
"You put in the work and let your higher power do the rest." This is a powerful message for challenging times as these.
Are You Happy in Your Heart? Podcast: Nothing is Wrong With You - Everything is Fine
This week, I had the opportunity to guest on the Are You Happy in Your Heart? podcast! I talked with Sarah Worlton about my experience as a wellness coach, and how I've learned to fight off anxiety and be more present.
Seeing Your Body as a person, not an object
Holly is a Certified Master Level Coach through Health Coach Institute and helps highly driven women build resilience to toxic beauty and diet messages. She uses an intuitive and spiritual approach that guides her clients towards self trust, confidence and Sovereignty over their entire being; body, mind and soul. From this place, her clients are able to make self guided decisions and finally live the life they desire in the body they live in today.
In this episode Holly shares her personal journey with her body image beginning with dieting at the age of 8 years old to try to change her body. Holly talks about cultural messages that condition us as women with a message that you need to "stay pretty, stay conventionally attractive, stay small." The 70 billion dollar beauty industry promotes women being dissatisfied with their looks. Holly shares how she chose a career in fashion a highly "image centered" industry and found herself struggling with disordered eating and dissatisfaction with her body that led to digestive issues, hair loss, and anxiety.
Holly describes her obsession with eating healthy and struggling with orthorexia and constant worries and fears about what she ate. She talks about how it influenced her quality of life, relationships, and mood.
Holly loves to help people transform beliefs and teaches her clients "Intuitive Eating" which focuses on a healthy sustainable relationship with food. Holly shares how she helps women see their bodies as a "person" and treating it as a friend and rejecting cultural messages of being "not enough."
Holly believes if we get out of the way of our body (stop trying to manipulate and change it) the body can self-regulate weight and health. Our body is our greatest teacher, our partner instead of our enemy. Holly began identifying her body as a person and felt less "hate" for her body. Holly helps her clients personify their body and honor it, naming the body, and exploring where body dissatisfaction comes from. She says hating our bodies is about conditioning and culture. We have been literally fed (pun intended) a system of beliefs (diet culture) that values weight, size, and physical characteristics above health and wellness. Holly shares her 4 part framework for loving the body we are in from 1) awareness 2) nourishment 3) resilience 4) sovereignty/freedom.
It is possible to make peace with food and accept your body just as it is. Find community, support, and education through as Holly calls it a "homecoming" to who you truly are.
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Fearing The Black Body by Dr. Sabrina Strings
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch
Health At Every Size by Lindo Bacon
Body Respect by Lindo Bacon & Lucy Aphramor
The Big Self Podcast: Creating new beliefs and shifting mindsets (GUEST!)
I had the opportunity to guest on The Big Self Podcast! I shared my experiences with anxiety and the tremendous freedom that comes when you can confront it. See all of The Big Self podcasts on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/creating-new-beliefs-shifting-mindsets-camille-kennard/id1485907203?i=1000474955740
Women, Hormones, and Mental Health
Are you experiencing mood swings, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, depression and or anxiety? If you are a woman these can be signs and symptoms of PMS or changes in your hormones. Women are more likely to have mental health issues because they linked to hormonal changes.
Dr. Allyce K. Jones, is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner specializing in women’s mental health. She is especially interested in treating women during reproductive transitions including with mental health symptoms premenstrually, in pregnancy and the postpartum period, and during perimenopause.
Dr. Jones will address the significant mental health challenges for women through the life cycle of changes in hormones from puberty to menopause. She reports that changes in hormones can be a "high stakes" time women's mental health. During puberty young women have double the rates of depression as young men. Dr. Jones states this is because during hormonal fluctuation the brain is more sensitive. She will talk about connections between hormonal changes and rates of depression and anxiety. Dr. Jones shares how important it is to track symptoms, cycles, and sleep. She reports that many women she their mental health issues as a weakness that is part of changes in hormones. Dr. Jones reports there is hope with hormonal treatments, psychotropic medications, and counseling on the risks and benefits of medication during these challenging times. She will share with us interventions to improve mental health including; diet, sleep, light therapy, self-care, and support networks. It is important for each woman to make a plan for her own personal mental wellness. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner she will share how the brain reacts to hormonal changes and what we can do about to address areas of physical, emotional, and social well-being through all the seasons of a woman's life.
Dr. Jones owns Felicity Women's Center in South Jordan, Utah and offers psychiatric diagnostic exams, medication management, and brief psychotherapy for women throughout Utah and Wyoming via telehealth.
Self-Love and Weight Release
A health challenge for many people is the struggle with trying to lose weight. Many try diets, supplements, work outs, fitness trainers, and pills to get the weight off. It can be an emotional roller coaster. You may experience success, discouragement, and a cycle of ups and downs. The journey of weight release is personal, it's self-discovery, it's transformation, and it's about self-love.
Brandon Halford is a the manager of commercial sales at Larry H. Miller Subaru, he is an entrepreneur, a Utah State graduate, a book club goer, and someone who has "remade himself" through the journey of weight release.
Brandon shares with us his personal journey with anxiety, overeating, and physical health problems. He will shares how he made ONE simple New Year's resolution to stop eating sugar because he was unhappy and had no energy. He will inspire us with his journey to ultimately release 95 lbs of weight and the emotional and mental burdens tied to it. He shares how his desire to "be better" overwhelmed his desire to "stay the same."
Brandon shares how his 5 pillars of Wellness helped him love himself, change his self-image, and change self-defeating thoughts. Changing his limiting beliefs helped him keep his weight off and ultimately transform his life for good.
Brandon talks about his commitment and determination to not let his fears or his weight control him or hold him back. He shares how "self-trust" is essential to wellness and weight loss. Brandon shares how he was able to focus on the things he loved like cycling, hiking, pickleball, and basketball.
He talks about the importance of resilience and getting back up when we fall and focusing on the victory. Brandon says we must "define ourselves by our strengths not our weaknesses." He shows how staying committed to his goals with small steps, resilience, and focusing on love and honesty gave him a life where he can be happy with who he is and make the world a better place.