64 episodes

Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing hard! Everybody struggles with some aspect of it, no matter what they look like or what they tell you. There is no magic formula - a healthy lifestyle is a choice we need to make daily. This podcast is here to support, inform and entertain you on your journey toward health. 
From Amy: I started my professional life in 1995 as a Registered Nurse with an Associate’s degree in Nursing. I loved my time at the bedside taking care of, educating, providing dignity, and comforting patients and their families. In 1999, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester (NY), and in 2002 finished my Master of Science in Nursing degree, becoming a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner. Later that year I was honored to pass my board exam and be a national board-certified Adult, Acute Care, Critical Care Advanced Practice Nurse.
Meanwhile, in my personal life, I became a mom in March of 2001 (Maggie), October of 2002 (Max), and again in November of 2004 (Molly)! It was a busy time and I chose to leave my nursing career for the moment and take on being a full-time Mom. In addition to being with the children, I found two passions: CrossFit, when I became an athlete, trainer, and eventually gym owner, and Hickory Day School, where I was president of the board and volunteer. 
As the children grew and my life shifted, I looked to reignite my professional life. I never let go of the nurse in me and now I had a new love for training people at CrossFit as well. I knew I loved both roles for the same reason — I got to educate and inspire people to take control of their health, have more confidence and self-efficacy, and thrive in their lives! 
I just wasn’t sure the best way for me to make this a career…
Then BOOM! The perfect email at the perfect time perfectly intersected my passions. I opened an email from Duke Integrative Medicine offering the Health and Wellness Coaching program and I was lit!! Health coaching was my next big chapter. I attended the Foundation and Certification program offered at Duke over the next year (2019-2020) and Healthy Living Coaching was born!
Since then I have worked with people to create inspired health for lit up living! It has been a calling for me and a privilege to walk alongside people as they take responsibility and power in areas of their health that have been lagging behind. Together, we go from defeated, anxious and out of control of their health to in control, “lighter” (in both ways!) and finding everyday joy. 

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing hard! Everybody struggles with some aspect of it, no matter what they look like or what they tell you. There is no magic formula - a healthy lifestyle is a choice we need to make daily. This podcast is here to support, inform and entertain you on your journey toward health. 
From Amy: I started my professional life in 1995 as a Registered Nurse with an Associate’s degree in Nursing. I loved my time at the bedside taking care of, educating, providing dignity, and comforting patients and their families. In 1999, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester (NY), and in 2002 finished my Master of Science in Nursing degree, becoming a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner. Later that year I was honored to pass my board exam and be a national board-certified Adult, Acute Care, Critical Care Advanced Practice Nurse.
Meanwhile, in my personal life, I became a mom in March of 2001 (Maggie), October of 2002 (Max), and again in November of 2004 (Molly)! It was a busy time and I chose to leave my nursing career for the moment and take on being a full-time Mom. In addition to being with the children, I found two passions: CrossFit, when I became an athlete, trainer, and eventually gym owner, and Hickory Day School, where I was president of the board and volunteer. 
As the children grew and my life shifted, I looked to reignite my professional life. I never let go of the nurse in me and now I had a new love for training people at CrossFit as well. I knew I loved both roles for the same reason — I got to educate and inspire people to take control of their health, have more confidence and self-efficacy, and thrive in their lives! 
I just wasn’t sure the best way for me to make this a career…
Then BOOM! The perfect email at the perfect time perfectly intersected my passions. I opened an email from Duke Integrative Medicine offering the Health and Wellness Coaching program and I was lit!! Health coaching was my next big chapter. I attended the Foundation and Certification program offered at Duke over the next year (2019-2020) and Healthy Living Coaching was born!
Since then I have worked with people to create inspired health for lit up living! It has been a calling for me and a privilege to walk alongside people as they take responsibility and power in areas of their health that have been lagging behind. Together, we go from defeated, anxious and out of control of their health to in control, “lighter” (in both ways!) and finding everyday joy. 

    Part 1 of 2: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy- It's for Everyone! with Dr. Aakriti Agrawal

    Part 1 of 2: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy- It's for Everyone! with Dr. Aakriti Agrawal

    Part 1 of 2: Join Amy and Dr. Aakriti Agrawal, the force behind No Pelvis Left Behind, as we dive deep into the often misunderstood world of urinary incontinence, low back pain, SI joint discomfort, and more

    • 29 min
    Body Check-In: Listening Throughout Your Day

    Body Check-In: Listening Throughout Your Day

    This episode is your invitation to pause and engage in mindful check-ins with your body during rest, work, and everyday activities. Discover the art of tuning into your body's signals, understanding its needs, and acknowledging how it feels in different moments of your day.

    • 9 min
    Tuning In: A Journey to Body Awareness and Gratitude

    Tuning In: A Journey to Body Awareness and Gratitude

    In this soothing episode, we invite you to embark on a guided body scan meditation designed to deepen your connection with your mind and body

    • 12 min
    Heart Attack in Women… How Can You Tell?

    Heart Attack in Women… How Can You Tell?

    After a recent scare, I reflected on my "kick the can down the road" attitude I have about taking care of myself! Join me on the wild ride of cardiac symptoms in women and the crazy things we tell ourselves that keep us from seeking appropriate care!

    • 11 min
    How To Deal with Injury and Illness and NOT Lose Your Exercise Routine

    How To Deal with Injury and Illness and NOT Lose Your Exercise Routine

    Oh so annoying! Just when the gym feels like a solid routine, the old bum knee acts up again. There's a few good reasons to keep your gym habit - even when you are doing nothing while you are there!

    • 11 min
    Exercise... Are You Stuck? Let's Move Forward!

    Exercise... Are You Stuck? Let's Move Forward!

    We all have definitions of "exercise" and what it entails. But what if we just shook out the boundaries of "exercise" and opened up possibilities? What might you do if we made it... FUN?! A new way to think about starting exercise is waiting for you in this short episode.

    • 8 min

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