117 episodes

The Wholly a Woman podcast is hosted by Dr. Emily, the natural family planning pharmacist. In this show, we will discuss women's health from the perspective of a natural family planning educator and pharmacist. This show is for women who want to learn more about how their beautiful bodies work and want to find encouragement and inspiration to embrace their whole womanhood. New episodes are released every Sunday evening.

Wholly a Woman Emily Kirkwold

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.2 • 9 Ratings

The Wholly a Woman podcast is hosted by Dr. Emily, the natural family planning pharmacist. In this show, we will discuss women's health from the perspective of a natural family planning educator and pharmacist. This show is for women who want to learn more about how their beautiful bodies work and want to find encouragement and inspiration to embrace their whole womanhood. New episodes are released every Sunday evening.

    Episode 115: Prenatal & postpartum depression and how nutrition can help - ft. Amy Spindel, functional holistic nutritionist

    Episode 115: Prenatal & postpartum depression and how nutrition can help - ft. Amy Spindel, functional holistic nutritionist

    Take-aways:
    -About half of women diagnosed with postpartum depression had symptoms start during pregnancy
    -When symptoms are affecting daily life, speak up. It is OK to feel depressed or anxious, AND it is OK to ask for help
    -There are multiple risk factors for prenatal or postpartum depression and anxiety, and many of them are ones you can do something about
    -The best way to decrease the risk of prenatal or postpartum mental health concerns is to work on your health in preconception
    -Nutrition affects our mood by the way different gut bacteria are fed, by the signals our gut sends to our brain, and by how well we are absorbing the nutrients we take in
    -Get the support and the validation you need

    Tag me (@nfppharmacist) and Amy (@foodwiththoughtnutrition) on Instagram with your take-aways!

    Amy’s website: https://foodwiththoughtnutrition.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodWithThoughtNutrition

    What did you think? I want to hear from you!
    Email me: emily@nfppharmacist.com
    Instagram: @nfppharmacist
    Facebook: NFP Pharmacist

    • 35 min
    Episode 114: Preparing for birth - ft. Jaimie Zaki, birth doula, IBCLC | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Episode 114: Preparing for birth - ft. Jaimie Zaki, birth doula, IBCLC | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Take-aways:
    -Educate yourself on your options
    -A birth doula provides continuous 1-on-1 birth support for you in every way other than medical
    -Are you in a fear cycle or a safety cycle? When you’re feeling afraid, your body releases hormones that fight against labor, which causes more difficulty in labor, which can then generate more fear. When you’re feeling safe, your body releases hormones that help you feel calm, so your labor progresses more easily, and you can feel more secure in what you are doing
    -3 pillars of confidence: womanly wisdom, self-advocacy, and surrender. It is critical to have all 3
    -A birth plan is a communication, education, and organization tool
    -Think about pain in labor as discomfort and communication

    Follow me (@nfppharmacist) and Jaimie (@littlebearbirthdoula) on Instagram and let us know your take-aways!

    Episode mentioned:
    Episode 27: What is the Creighton Method of Natural Family Planning? Featuring Karen Schultz, FertilityCare Practitioner (9/7/20)

    Jaimie’s website: https://www.littlebearlactation.com/

    What did you think? I want to hear from you!
    Email me: emily@nfppharmacist.com
    Instagram: @nfppharmacist
    Facebook: NFP Pharmacist

    • 56 min
    Episode 113: What does a pharmacist do? | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Episode 113: What does a pharmacist do? | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Resources/people mentioned:

    US Bureau of Labor & Statistics: Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions.
    https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm

    American Pharmacists Association
    Lists 28 career pathways for pharmacists
    https://aphanet.pharmacist.com/career-option-profiles

    Blair Thielemier, Pharmapreneur Academy, host of online summits: https://pharmapreneuracademy.com/

    Travis Wolff, PharmD, a community pharmacist who runs smoking cessation classes and individual counseling to patients at his pharmacy. He also consults for other independent community pharmacies who want to expand their services. https://courses.pharmfurther.com/

    Alex Barker, PharmD, owner and founder of The Happy PharmD, where he helps pharmacists create inspiring careers
    https://thehappypharmd.com/about-us/

    Dr. Megan, the prednisone pharmacist, who helps people manage the side effects of a single common medication, prednisone. https://prednisonepharmacist.com/

    What did you think? I want to hear from you!
    Email me: emily@nfppharmacist.com
    Instagram: @nfppharmacist
    Facebook: NFP Pharmacist

    • 41 min
    Episode 112: Overcome self-doubt: Get set and go toward a fit and fabulous second act - ft. Madonna Hanna, competitive amateur sprinter

    Episode 112: Overcome self-doubt: Get set and go toward a fit and fabulous second act - ft. Madonna Hanna, competitive amateur sprinter

    Madonna Hanna decided at the age of 57 to become a competitive amateur sprinter. She shares her inspirational story of overcoming self-doubt and pursuing her own goals, including competing in the 2022 National Senior Games. This interview with Madonna will cause you to stop and reflect on your own life pursuits and her contagious energy will leave you smiling from ear to ear!

    Take-aways:
    -If you have an overwhelming feeling you can’t shake, take that as a sign to listen
    -Sometimes in life you don’t know where things will lead you
    -Be in a posture of learning: sometimes you need to keep your mouth shut and ears open
    -Take a moment to recognize others for their accomplishments
    -If you are thinking “will the other person take me seriously?”, know that the other person may be thinking the exact same thing
    -Which voice do you let control your destiny?
    -If pursuing something new, ask others who already do it
    -Start slow and don’t compare your journey start to someone else’s end
    -You never know who you will be an inspiration for
    -Don’t you dare feel guilty about how wonderful you are

    Tag me (@nfppharmacist) and Madonna (@madonnafitfastandfabulous) on Instagram and let us know your take-aways!

    You can email Madonna Hanna at: madfashion2001@yahoo.com

    What did you think? I want to hear from you!
    Email me: emily@nfppharmacist.com
    Instagram: @nfppharmacist
    Facebook: NFP Pharmacist

    • 51 min
    Episode 111: Using essential oils for health - ft. Sammi Boerner, aromatherapist | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Episode 111: Using essential oils for health - ft. Sammi Boerner, aromatherapist | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Take-aways:
    -Essential oils can help with physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual health
    -Aromatherapy is using essential oils to heal the body
    -Essential oils are highly concentrated from a plant material
    -Be mindful when purchasing essential oils. There is no standard or certification for “medical-grade” or “therapeutic-grade.” Look for organic, wild-harvested, or unsprayed oils.
    -You can choose an essential oil or a blend based on how you want to feel or based on a specific health complaint
    -When using oils topically, mixing an essential oil with a carrier (nut/seed) oil can bring the essential oil deeper into your system
    -Love and accept yourself as you are

    Tag me (@nfppharmacist) and Sammi (@sagemindandbodymn) on Instagram and let us know your take-aways!

    Learn more about the Guiding Star Cycle Show: https://guidingstarproject.com/cycle-show/
    Program for girls to learn about their menstrual cycles and puberty, with a body-positive mindset. “I can only protect what I value and respect.”

    Essential Oils for Promoting Weight Loss by Samantha Boerner
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Oils-Promoting-Weight-Loss/dp/1646114949
    Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/essential-oils-for-promoting-weight-loss-samantha-boerner/1136199753

    Learn more, schedule a consult with Sammi, and/or purchase an essential oil blend at https://www.sagemindandbodymn.com/

    • 34 min
    Episode 110: Align with yourself with kundalini yoga - ft. Eva Kornet | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Episode 110: Align with yourself with kundalini yoga - ft. Eva Kornet | Dr. Emily, natural family planning pharmacist

    Take-aways:
    -Kundalini yoga is a highly spiritual discipline, an alignment of mind, body, and soul. It is a yoga of self-awareness
    -The body is the vessel. Sometimes it needs movement to get unstuck
    -The biggest benefit of kundalini yoga is that it opens people up
    -Breathwork is almost like creating your own medicine with your breath
    -The goal of all yoga is to align with yourself
    -Challenge yourself to look at yourself in a new way - allow yourself to be human and to reflect on how we are made in the image of the divine

    Tag me (@nfppharmacist) and Eva (@evakornet) on Instagram and let us know your take-aways!

    Learn more about Eva and kundalini yoga: https://www.evakornet.com/

    Don’t forget! The Permission to Play 90 Day Program starts May 16th, 2022!
    Program includes 3 months of membership
    Once in a lifetime discount for the inaugural class, $1000 off with code INAUGURAL
    https://mightymamawellness.podia.com/permission-to-play-2-0
    Free Sensual Movement Workshops first 2 Tuesdays of May, 8-9 PM CST! Email mightymamawellness@gmail.com for the zoom link

    • 38 min

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9 Ratings

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Emily is absolutely delightful! She is an excellent host. I had a great time as her guest. Listen in and enjoy a great conversation.

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Excellent host!

Emily and I had a really good, fun conversation. I highly recommend her podcast! ✨

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Love the podcast, so informative!

I love Emily’s podcast. So many resources on natural options for hormonal health and women’s health! Thank you so much for this podcast!

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