Every week on The Big Life, Ingrid Vaicius and Lina Salazar hold inspiring and honest conversations with experts, leaders and holistic professionals who live and help others live big, fulfilling lives by redefining success, beauty, health, and happiness. Former “9-5 professionals” turned health coaches, Lina and Ingrid want to provoke a mindset shift and give you the tools to go from stressed and overwhelmed to happy and thriving.
Coronavirus Edition: A Unique Opportunity to Be With Yourself
Each person is experiencing the Coronavirus in different ways. Some feel this is the perfect moment to do all the things they never have time for: learn a new skill, read all the books, cook and or bake more. In other words, be more productive. For others it might be the opposite—the forced pause is the perfect opportunity to slow down, do less. Others might be bouncing back and forth between the need to feel like they can allow themselves to slow down and the need to achieve and produce more. Wherever you are, the truth is that this is a unique opportunity for stillness and ask ourselves: who am I? What do I want? What are my needs? Until now, many of us may have answered these questions drawing from the expectations of others, the external world. The Coronavirus could be the moment to find the answers within. If you’re struggling with being alone with your thoughts, if you’re discovering a desire to understand who you really are, or if you’re simply continuing the journey of befriending yourself, this episode is for you. Our guest is Catherine Wood, author of Belonging: Overcome Your Inner Critic and Reclaim Your Joy. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Coronavirus Edition: In Case You Didn’t Notice, Attention is Key to Your Well-being
This is a moment in history to notice how fractured and vulnerable our attention can be. In today’s economy, everyone is competing for our attention. Because of how triggering the current context is, the links between attention and well-being are more evident and salient. How do we take charge of our attention in a way that benefits our well-being? How can we be more intentional about what we dedicate our attention to? Could we bring purpose and values to our relationship with technology? Just as we reflect on the type of career we want, how we want to raise our kids, or our family values, it’s necessary to reflect about the relationship we want to have with technology. Our guest is Jay Vidyarthi, an attention activist who believes mindfulness can empower individuals to reclaim choice in the attention economy. He leads mindfulness training sessions in organizations of all shapes and sizes. Learn more about him at www.attentionactivist.com. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Coronavirus Edition: Reimaging Community
Our world has been turned upside down, the places and things we did to build community are no longer accessible to us. However, having a community to rely on in these times is critical. In this episode we talk about how this new reality is forcing us to reimagine what community looks like and why, now, more than ever it is so important.
Our guest is Lindsey Parry. Lindsey is a community building expert and runs a business focused on community development, event planning and marketing. She’s a firm believer that life and businesses thrive when community is at the center.
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Coronavirus Edition: Quarantined with an Eating Disorder
The Coronavirus is disrupting everyone’s lives in different ways and intensities. It is particularly challenging for those who suffer from an eating disorder. When you have or are recovering from an eating disorder, having a structure, a routine, and permanent support and connection is extremely important to stay centered and sane. While they are necessary, the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus—social distancing and the stay at home orders—can have a detrimental effect on those who struggle with food issues. Today's episode raises awareness about the challenges that the Coronavirus raises for people with eating disorders or anyone who struggles with food and body image; it also offers tools and resources to stay afloat amidst this situation. Our guest is Christie Dondero Bettwy. She’s the Executive Director for Rock Recovery, a Washington DC based nonprofit that does wonderful work helping people overcome disordered eating by combining clinical and community care. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Coronavirus Edition: How to Boost your Immune System
Last week’s episode was all about giving you some concrete actions you can take to help ease the anxiety resulting from the generalized sense of lack of control. This week, we focus on the things you can be in charge of: Caring for your well-being by boosting your immune system. Our guest is Dr., Jodi Kanuer, Acupuncturist and owner of Bula Wellness in Alexandria, VA. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
Coronavirus edition: Three things you might not be doing right now (but should)
We're in the midst of a pandemic. You may have stocked up on anti-bacterial, food (and toilet paper!). But, you still feel anxious and stressed. You're still trying to adjust to your new routine and it's hard not to feel panicked with the uncertainty that dominates the news. On The Big Life podcast, we want to help. This show will give you practical tips and guidance to stay sane and healthy as you navigate the Coronavirus pandemic. We want to help you think differently about caring for your mental and physical health in a moment where very little is within your control. On this episode of The Big Life, Sam Attard—founder of Spiro Collective—shares her top three actions to manage anxiety and stress. In the second half of the show we include a calming guided meditation that you can listen to on the go. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
I love to see women putting key issues on the table. This is a great podcast about holistic well-being. It’s helped me reflect on important questions in life. Totally recommend it.