60 episodes

Welcome to Designing the Best YOU! Hosted by Vennessa McConkey, sought-after chronic illness consultant, certified functional nutrition coach, author, and the CEO of Vennessa McConkey Coaching, where we educate and empower women to take control of their fatigue and pain during the in-between moments, while confidently owning their journey so they can live a vibrant life with chronic illness and autoimmune diseases.

This podcast explores new concepts with autoimmune diseases and chronic illness, combining personal stories and experiences, with guest expert teachings on nutrition, digestion, stress management, sleep, what to ask your doctors, root cause troubleshooting, and more. Vennessa is determined to provide women with hope for the in-between moments because daily living with chronic illness completely changes your life but no one talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling - but now you are not alone! As a mom of three young boys living with three autoimmune conditions, Vennessa knows exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and is here to share how she learned to cope with many changes autoimmune diseases and chronic illness brings and all those other things your doctor doesn’t tell you.

Life is hard, but living with chronic illnesses doesn't have to be. It’s time to take control of YOUR life and design the best YOU that this world so desperately needs!

Designing The Best YOU‪!‬ Vennessa McConkey

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to Designing the Best YOU! Hosted by Vennessa McConkey, sought-after chronic illness consultant, certified functional nutrition coach, author, and the CEO of Vennessa McConkey Coaching, where we educate and empower women to take control of their fatigue and pain during the in-between moments, while confidently owning their journey so they can live a vibrant life with chronic illness and autoimmune diseases.

This podcast explores new concepts with autoimmune diseases and chronic illness, combining personal stories and experiences, with guest expert teachings on nutrition, digestion, stress management, sleep, what to ask your doctors, root cause troubleshooting, and more. Vennessa is determined to provide women with hope for the in-between moments because daily living with chronic illness completely changes your life but no one talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling - but now you are not alone! As a mom of three young boys living with three autoimmune conditions, Vennessa knows exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and is here to share how she learned to cope with many changes autoimmune diseases and chronic illness brings and all those other things your doctor doesn’t tell you.

Life is hard, but living with chronic illnesses doesn't have to be. It’s time to take control of YOUR life and design the best YOU that this world so desperately needs!

    Living a Fulfilled Life with Crohn's with Guest Dr. Selvi

    Living a Fulfilled Life with Crohn's with Guest Dr. Selvi

    In episode 15 Vennessa chats with Doctor Selvi. Doctor Selvi specializes in teaching women to soothe their Crohn’s disease and regain control of their lives. As a professionally trained doctor and a member of the Crohn’s community herself, Dr. Selvi has learned how to effectively combine alternative and traditional medicine to heal your body from the inside out. 
     
    Although Doctor Selvi’s Crohn’s disease has been in remission for ten years the process was not always so simple. Like many chronic illness sufferers, Doctor Selvi went through a process of denial and eventually hit rock bottom with her symptoms before she chose to make lifestyle changes. 
     
    With a series of small changes and trial and error, Doctor Selvi slowly learned how to make her body feel its best. She now takes her personal experiences and breadth of knowledge to share her tips and tricks with the rest of the chronic illness community.
     
    Tune in to learn how Dr. Selvi has been able to live a full life and help other women do the same. 
     
    Dr. Selvi’s website: www.drselvi.com
    *Free downloadable Keys to Ease Crohn's starter kit found on website*
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 34 min
    Healing Your Mind, Body, and Soul with GUEST Kerry Magnus

    Healing Your Mind, Body, and Soul with GUEST Kerry Magnus

    In today’s episode, Vennessa talks with special guest Kerry Magnus, a holistic psychologist and body practitioner. Kerry specializes in supporting women to make an impact in the world without burning out. Additionally, Kerry is a part of the chronic illness community. She suffers from Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and has spent most of her adult life battling to maintain her best self and overcome her symptoms. 
    Throughout Kerry’s journey with her chronic illness and career in psychology, she has learned how to reroute her thoughts and stress to make herself feel safe and in control. With her unique methods combining body, mind, and spirit she has stepped back into her balanced self and taught many women how to do the same.
    Tune in to this week’s episode to learn from Kerry’s personal and professional knowledge on how to take back control of your life and of course, Design the best YOU!
     
    Kerry’s links:
    Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/consciousliving
    Website: www.kerrymagnus.net
    *ebook on the landing page - 5 Powerful Secrets for Overcoming Chronic Exhaustion*
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663
    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 43 min
    Reducing the Signs of Aging

    Reducing the Signs of Aging

    In this week’s episode, Vennessa discusses one of this podcast’s most popular topics, anti-aging. 
     
    The extra stress and fatigue we experience as chronic illness and autoimmune disease sufferers definitely make an impact on how we age. That is why Vennessa is here to help. 
     
    Tune in to episode twelve to learn Vennessa’s seven tips to reduce aging or what we like to call “inflammaging.”
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 34 min
    Embracing your Imperfections with GUEST Rubi Skilton

    Embracing your Imperfections with GUEST Rubi Skilton

    This week’s guest, Rubi Skilton, was born with physical differences. Physical differences can look different for everyone but hers are specifically with her limbs. She was born with half of her left arm, 3 fingers on her left hand, and 4 on her right hand.
     
    Along with everyone in the chronic illness community, Rubi has experienced ups and downs on her self-love and confidence journey. After realizing her differences are what makes her special and unique, Rubi has been able to use these differences to her advantage and share her story with the world.
     
    Tune in this week to learn from Rubi and Vennessa how to change your personal narrative from one of negativity and self-deprecation to positivity and confidence! 
     
    Rubi’s Links:
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/rubiskilton
     
    Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJgbhRTwQnxUFkmjdlbwew
     
    Podcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/podcastandco
     
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/flaunt-your-flaws/id1456480564
     
    Monthly meditation: https://mailchi.mp/b07a89474bdf/inner-child-corner
    **DM Rubi after you sign up and say you're coming from The Designing the Best YOU! Podcast to get your next month for free!**
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 39 min
    Battling Depression Alongside Chronic Illness

    Battling Depression Alongside Chronic Illness

    In episode ten of this season of Designing the Best YOU! Vennessa tackles the difficult topic of depression. 
     
    While living with a chronic illness or autoimmune disorder it is common to experience symptoms of depression. It is extremely important to know you are not alone in this struggle. 
     
    Even Vennessa struggles with her own mental health as she shares in today’s episode. Along with sharing her personal battle with depression, Vennessa explains a few of the variations of depression, shares healthy coping mechanisms, and steps to take to get help in episode ten.
     
    You are not alone in your struggle and you will not feel like this forever! After listening to this weeks episode please do not hesitate to reach out to Vennessa or others for the support you need and deserve.
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 42 min
    Let’s Talk Infertility: What You Need to Know for a Healthy Pregnancy with GUEST Cristy Murray

    Let’s Talk Infertility: What You Need to Know for a Healthy Pregnancy with GUEST Cristy Murray

    For many women, with or without chronic illness, fertility can be a major stressor. That is why on this episode of DTBY Vennessa has brought on fertility expert, Cristy Murray, to share her expertise.
     
    Whether preparing for pregnancy, mid-pregnancy, or post-pregnancy making changes to improve your health is so important.
     
    Tune in for fertility advice on:
    What chemicals and toxins to avoid How sleep affects your fertility Stress and fertility Cycle tracking AND MORE!  
    Here at Designing the Best YOU, we want women to experience all life has to offer, and with Cristy’s fertility expertise you are now one step closer!
     
    Vennessa’s Links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663
     
    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06
     
    Cristy’s Links:
    New Book Waitlist: https://www.subscribepage.com/blueveilwellnessbookvip 

    Website: https://www.blueveilwellness.com/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Petite Fastinista ,

Great resource for uplevel great your career

Vennessa shares weekly episodes that are full of insightful information for a career-oriented professional looking to get ahead.
Highly recommend you subscribe!

Gary1077 ,

Great Podcast!!!

Vennessa gives some wonderful advice on this podcast and her guests bring a plethora of knowledge on topics relating to really designing the best you. Definitely worth a listen!!!

MUNROEMUSIC ,

Positive and powerful

Vanessa is great! It’s good to hear a positive attitude and a powerful message to help get you to drive your career forward. Definitely worth subscribing

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