17 episodes

The Women Strong Podcast, hosted by Dr. Brooke Schneider and Dr. Nicole Lewis, is a collection of interviews with female wellness experts covering the following foundations of health: Mindset, Nutrition, Physical Health, Self-care, Exercise/Movement, Stress Management and Mental/Emotional Health. Disclaimer: the information presented is not intended as medical or professional advice, nor as a substitute for or alternative to medical treatment. Health and fitness information and research changes rapidly and varies from person to person, and some information presented may be out of date or may not apply to your specific circumstances. You are solely responsible for the actions you implement based upon the information presented in this podcast.

Women Strong Dr. Brooke Schneider

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

The Women Strong Podcast, hosted by Dr. Brooke Schneider and Dr. Nicole Lewis, is a collection of interviews with female wellness experts covering the following foundations of health: Mindset, Nutrition, Physical Health, Self-care, Exercise/Movement, Stress Management and Mental/Emotional Health. Disclaimer: the information presented is not intended as medical or professional advice, nor as a substitute for or alternative to medical treatment. Health and fitness information and research changes rapidly and varies from person to person, and some information presented may be out of date or may not apply to your specific circumstances. You are solely responsible for the actions you implement based upon the information presented in this podcast.

    Pelvic Health & Beyond (not just "pee, poo, & sex")

    Pelvic Health & Beyond (not just "pee, poo, & sex")

    In this passionate & interesting interview on Pelvic Floor PT, Buffy Stinchfield, shares a ton of useful information on pelvic health and the many ways symptoms can present and impact overall physical and mental health. Buffy is the founder of Pinnacle Women's Therapeutics and the host of the "Birth Ready and Beyond - From Mom to Menopause" podcast.

    "Buffy Stinchfield, PT, MPT, became a passionate advocate for women’s and pelvic health after years of suffering in silence with pelvic pain. She realized she finally needed to specialize in pelvic health after the birth of her first child in 2008 when her labor was anything but simple and her recovery was even more difficult. As she began her studies into this specialty, she was floored at the staggering statistics in pelvic health that pointed to the fact that pelvic health issues are VERY common. All of those years suffering in silence thinking she was ALONE should never have happened… and it is STILL the case for so many." ~Pinnacle Women's Therapeutics

    During this conversation, Buffy & Dr. Nicole discuss pregnancy, postpartum, and some general physical & mental health symptoms that often impact women whether they've birthed babies or not. Buffy provides loads of pelvic health education and resources for this common, and commonly overlooked, women's health concern. Buffy offers online courses as well, so although her practice is located in the Pacific Northwest, you can begin learning more from her vast knowledge and experience today!

    Connect with Buffy (podcast, blog, courses, etc) here:
    https://pinnaclewt.com/

    Follow Buffy The Dysfunctional Pelvis Slayer, AKA "The Pelvic Health Coach" on IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/thepelvichealthcoach/

    If you'd like to be present for live interviews like this one in the future, sign up for the Women Strong membership at:
    https://www.womenstrongtogether.com/

    • 43 min
    10 Keys to Happiness!

    10 Keys to Happiness!

    Amy Newmark, best-selling author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, drops some serious wisdom in this interview focused on her recent book, Your 10 Keys to Happiness! Amy describes this book as her "love letter" to the Chicken Soup readers, her pre-retirement synthesis of all that she's learned after decades of editing Chicken Soup for the Soul. Amy has read tens of thousands of stories about everyday people's unique coping strategies, and in this wonderful book, she has compiled 101 stories (plus personalized introductions from Amy on each concept) that illustrate the following Keys to Happiness:

    Gratitude
    Practicing Forgiveness
    Helping Others
    De-cluttering
    Making Me-Time
    Positive Thinking (NOT Toxic Positivity)
    Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone
    Spending Time in Nature
    Being True to Yourself
    Pursuing Your Passion

    Amy shares stories from the book, as well as several stories from her own personal experiences utilizing these easy-to-implement and evidence-based techniques for boosting happiness. BONUS: At the end of this interview, Amy also shares the one key to happiness that she didn't include in the book!

    Purchase Chicken Soup for the Soul: Your 10 Keys to Happiness here:
    Amazon:  https://amzn.to/3AkGXI2
    B&N:  https://bit.ly/3wQQF43
    Bookshop.org:  https://bit.ly/3AI4fcb


    Check out Chicken Soup for the Soul books, pet food, educational resources, streaming service, and connect with Amy here:
    https://www.chickensoup.com/
    (sign up for the chicken soup for the soul newsletter to receive a daily story)
    @chickensoupsoul on social media
    @amynewmark on social media
    http://www.amynewmark.com/

    This episode was edited by Kai of "Fam Band" - check out his family's music here:
    https://www.famband.co/

    If you'd like to be present on live interviews like this one in the future, sign up for the Women Strong membership at:
    https://www.womenstrongtogether.com/

    • 58 min
    Creativity & Nature as Medicine

    Creativity & Nature as Medicine

    This interview features Alie Sweany-Rich, a nature-art guide and the founder of Wild Roots Studio, who offers nature-art classes for children and adults, women's circles, and more. Alie inspires us with a beautiful conversation about the many therapeutic benefits of creativity, nature, art, community, self-care, and women connecting with one another as we travel life's many seasons.
    "Alie Sweany-Rich is an Earth Artist, Ceremonialist, Herbalist, Nature-Art Guide and Founder of Wild Roots Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. She offers soulful nature-based art workshops, custom rituals and art installations aimed to support & strengthen our connection to nature and explore our wild creativity. She is endlessly inspired by the peace, joy, and soulfulness that nature stirs in one’s heart. She believes that nature art is a powerful vehicle to support us in syncing with our natural rhythms and helps us feel more in tune with the seasons and cycles that hold us. Alie believes creativity is medicine for the soul, as it allows us to quiet our mind chatter and let our wild, inner voice talk through our hands. Creating something with intention from the heart is truly our purest offering out into the world."


    Connect with Alie here:
    http://www.wildrootsstudio.com/

    If you'd like to be present on live interviews like this one in the future, sign up for the Women Strong membership at:
    https://www.womenstrongtogether.com/

    • 26 min
    Dr. Brooke's Birthday Reflections

    Dr. Brooke's Birthday Reflections

    This is an unusual episode for Women Strong, as we typically feature our expert interviews within this podcast, but Dr. Brooke (also affectionately known as "Babbling Brooke") felt inspired to speak directly to our podcast listeners about what's been on her mind lately. Sound is a little funky since Dr. Brooke recorded this entire episode as a voice memo while cross-country skiing!!! Please ignore her panting at times! This recording of Dr. Brooke's reflections was made specifically for the podcast (vs. our usual episodes that contain excerpts from our expert interviews that are made specifically for our Women Strong members, as they are the only women with immediate and exclusive access). There are LOADS (pun intended, you'll get this joke after you listen to the episode) of shout-outs in Dr. Brooke's conversation, so check out all of the links below to connect with these awesome folks! And, of course, if you'd like to be present on live interviews with Dr. Brooke, Dr. Nicole, the Women Strong members, and all of our fabulous female experts in the future, sign up for the Women Strong membership at womenstrongtogether.com!

    Check out other mental health related podcasts through Mental Health News Radio Network:
    https://www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com/

    Connect with Dr. Candace Carmel Blagmon Weaver (AKA "ceasydoesit") here:
    https://www.instagram.com/ceasydoesit/?hl=en
    https://www.niaspuzzle.com/

    Connect with Carol King here:
    http://www.seaoflightwellness.com/

    Connect with Dr. Mary Rondeau here:
    https://www.wholeness.com/

    Connect with Jennifer Ciplet and Avail Divorce here:
    https://availdivorce.com/

    Check out the Sand, Surf, and Soul Retreat here:
    https://sandsurfandsoulretreat.godaddysites.com/

    Connect with Jen Strating of Fort Collins Biofeedback here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenstrating

    Check out Frankly Speaking music here:
    https://www.franklyspeakingmusic.org/

    Check out Fam Band's music here:
    https://www.famband.co/

    • 30 min
    How To Find Your Sizzle!

    How To Find Your Sizzle!

    Betsy Crouch (AKA "Coach Sizzle") is the founder of Sizzle Consulting. Betsy has coached thousands of individuals as a life and executive coach, and has facilitated hundreds of group workshops for businesses and teams as a consultant. In this interview Betsy shares about the "superpower" of recognizing and shining light on the "sizzle" in ourselves and others. Betsy is playful, wise, compassionate, and gives lots of inspiration and tips to utilize along this human journey of life that we all travel together.
    This interview was particularly helpful and impactful for me (Dr. Brooke) personally. I embraced Coach Sizzle's recommendation to start a "Clue Paper" and write down all of the times I felt alive and lit up! And guess what, my Clue Paper (I named it my "Sizzle Sheet") listed loads of things related to the Women Strong program, lots more related to spending time laughing and playing with my friends and family and being outdoors doing physical activities, things related to self-exploration and personal development, but only one thing related to my main occupation (I love seeing my patients, but the rest of my clinic responsibilities were consuming my life, not leaving much leftover time for my Sizzle!).  As a direct result of my Sizzle Sheet, I took action to cut my clinical workload down dramatically which completely transformed my work-life balance, leaving much more time for the things that bring out my sizzle! Thank you SO much Coach Sizzle, for your positive contribution to me and to those lucky enough to come into your orbit!

    Disclaimer: If you don't want to hear Dr. Brooke and Coach Sizzle re-live (in great detail) one of their college soccer games from 1997, or if you're a serious Ohio State fan, you might want to begin listening to this interview after the first 4 minutes!
    Connect with Betsy (Coach Sizzle) here:
    sizzleconsultingllc.com
    Unlock Wisdom
    Align with Purpose, Deepen Connections, Engage all Voices
    @coachsizzle on instagram

    If you'd like to watch the complete video of this interview and be present for live interviews like this one in the future, sign up for the Women Strong membership at womenstrongtogether.com

    • 35 min
    'Tis the Season for Setting Boundaries

    'Tis the Season for Setting Boundaries

    Maggie Tibbetts, LCSW has been a therapist in private practice for 25 years specializing in grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, spirituality and mindfulness. In this wonderful interview Maggie educates us on the many ways grief, loss, and transitions impact our lives. Maggie shares several helpful strategies for coping with grief and loss, especially during the holiday season which can be particularly challenging and triggering for those who are actively grieving. No matter what specific circumstances you're experiencing this year, Maggie will inspire you to nourish yourself, create new traditions, set healthy boundaries, and practice radical self-care this holiday season!

    Connect with Maggie here:
    https://www.maggietibbettslcsw.com/

    More grief resources that Maggie mentions during this interview:
    https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/
    http://www.megandevine.co/

    The Women Strong member who shares during the last portion of this interview gave permission for her voice and words of wisdom to be included in this podcast episode.

    Additionally, during this interview, I (Dr. Brooke) botched my description of the Holmes & Rahe research that focuses on the contributions of stress to the development of illness. Check out the Holmes & Rahe Stress Scale for examples of some seemingly "positive" and other obviously "negative" life transitions that all have the potential to create stress (you'll find "major holidays" on the list)!

    If you'd like to watch the complete video of this interview and be present for live interviews like this one in the future, sign up for the Women Strong membership at womenstrongtogether.com!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

rckclmb4life ,

Excited for this!

Can’t wait for the rest of the podcasts and the program!

ericdavisdad ,

Great podcast!

I’m not a woman, but I am strong. Not as strong as this great podcast though! Love Dr. Brooke!

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