Ever feel like making friends is a puzzle you can't quite solve? You're not alone, mama! In this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, we unpack the nuances of friendship with our guest Caroline Maguire. Caroline is a leader in social skills development and the author of the book, “Why Will No One Play With Me?” – a handbook on how to communicate social skills training for your kids… and yourself! If you've ever felt like your ADHD impacts how you make and keep friends, this episode is for you. We're talking about those oops-did-I-say-too-much moments and the I-have-no-idea-what-to-say ones. Caroline answers questions from listeners like: What do I do when I've been ghosted? How do I reach out when I've been distant due to my ADHD? How should I approach talking to my friends, co-workers or bosses about how my ADHD affects my communication style? How do I help my kids have successful friendships without pushing them too hard? Our relationships shape our lives – but they're not easy when you have ADHD. So let's dig in and figure it out together. Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: https://www.patriciasung.com/podcast/episode-217-adhd-and-friendships-with-social-skills-expert-caroline-maguire What's your ADHD Parenting Style? Find out at patriciasung.com/quiz because you're not your average mama bear! Looking for a quiet fidget to help keep you and your kids peaceful when life feels uncomfortable? Calm Strips are the way to go! Touch, scratch or trace the textured surface to regulate restless energy, increase focus, and remind yourself to breathe. Head over to CalmStrips.com and use the code MOTHERHOOD20 for 20% off orders of $20 or more.
This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes the return of counter-extremist Liam Duffy. Liam has recently released a report chronicling the problem of violence in response to perceived ‘blasphemy' in the west. They will discuss the high profile cases and the effect this has had on freedom of expression in the West. Watch the video version: www.youtube.com/gspellchecker 0:00 Intro 01:02 Have we failed to make any progress on the issue of Islamic ‘blasphemy' in the west? 01:14 What is ‘The Counter Extremism Project'? 05:41 How are we defining ‘blasphemy'? 08:27 Sensitivity surrounding Islam's prophet Muhammad 14:32 The chilling effect on free speech: Is it now just a bad idea to publish cartoons that will inevitably inspire violence? 18:03 Elon Musk and should Muhammad cartoons violate Twitter's rules? 23:56 Are modern blasphemy controversies in the west almost exclusively Islam related? 28:45 The reaction to the attempted murder of Salman Rushdie in New York 35:09 The silence from the UK Government on the Batley teacher forced into hiding. 38:10 Will we see more isolated attacks rather than largescale ones? 44:11 UK ‘hate speech' laws as secularized blasphemy codes. Report: Violence Against Perceived Blasphemers In The West – From Khamenei's Fatwa To The Present: https://www.counterextremism.com/sites/default/files/2023-06/Violence%20Against%20Perceived%20Blasphemers%20in%20the%20West_July%202022.pdf Stephen Knight's Substack: www.sknight.substack.com Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.
Delve into the art of coaching with the insightful Mark England, founder of Enlisted Coaches. Mark's innovative coaching development and training program is designed to elevate coaches of all disciplines. In this episode, Mark shares the transformative impact that language and breath can have on communication. Mark also shares valuable insights on how coaches can enhance their connections with clients and foster more meaningful interactions. Mark also discusses breaking the victim mentality and provides practical tools for mindset coaching. Breathing well while coaching leads to empathy and good listening. Mark introduces a language game that highlights the power of words and offers simplicity in health coaching. Hiring a quality coach can indeed improve language choices and communication so whether you're a seasoned coach or just starting your coaching journey, this conversation is a goldmine of wisdom. Tune in as we unlock the keys to effective coaching communication with the one and only Mark England. Connect with Mark on: Website: https://enlifted.me IG: https://www.instagram.com/enliftedcoaches/ Episode Overview: 0:00:00 Introduction to Mark England and Enlisted Coaches. 0:03:09 Struggles with identity and victim mentality after injury. 0:10:00 Personal Stories and the Social Climate 0:10:54 Defining the Victim Mentality 0:14:33 Finding Focus in Fascinating Work 0:22:37 The Origin and Weaponization of Victim Mentality 0:25:50 Imposter Syndrome vs. Telephobia: Understanding the Difference 0:27:02 Victim Mentality: Identifying as a Victim 0:28:48 Understanding the Imposter Syndrome and Beginner Syndrome 0:33:19 Frustration with Coaching Programs and Lack of Problem-Solving 0:36:37 The Power of Questions and Answers in Coaching 0:42:24 The Power of Different Breath in Negotiation 0:47:13 The Power of Sensitivity and Connection in Dating 0:49:40 The Power of Writing Down Your Story 0:52:25 The Power of Language: From Rhetoric to Action 0:56:27 The Seduction of Complication and the Power of Simplicity 0:59:54 Cognitive shifts and the power of words 1:03:14 Exploring the benefits of mindset coaching and certification --- Health Coach Radio is a podcast that dives deep into the world of health and fitness coaching, brought to you by Primal Health Coach Institute, founded by the renowned Mark Sisson. Join your hosts, Erin and Laura, both proud graduates of Primal Health Coach Institute, as they share inspiring stories and expert insights on elevating your coaching practice. If you're curious about transforming your life through the power of health and/or fitness coaching, visit primalhealthcoach.com. Discover the transformative journey of Primal living and explore how Primal Health Coach Institute can empower you to make a real impact on people's lives.
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In the second part of the holiday special of the Life Free of Anxiety podcast, hosts Erica and Dr. Charles Barr discuss dealing with holiday-related anxiety, particularly relating to travel. They provide tips and strategies on planning, preparing, and managing situational anxiety like traveling out of your comfort zone, or dealing with delays and unexpected events. They emphasize taking adequate measures to ensure comfort during your journey and using constructive thoughts and distractions to manage fear and anxiety. They wrap up wishing the listeners a Happy Thanksgiving and encourage them to explore their CHAANGE Anxiety Treatment Program.00:00: Holiday Travel with Anxiety? You've Got This! 01:04: Holiday Anxiety and Travel Planning02:18: Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Cars06:05: Planning for Imperfections and Unexpected Events10:55: Tips for Air Travel and Coping Strategies----To get the FREE Making Sense of Anxiety video series for podcast listeners, head to LifeFreeOfAnxiety.com/Podcast!----Enjoying the Life Free of Anxiety Podcast? Can you take 10 seconds to leave a rating (or better yet, a short review!) on Apple Podcasts? It REALLY helps new people find the show.Simply click this link and scroll down and hit 5 stars--it's really that easy!--- Useful Links: FreeFromFearsBook.com
Do you find yourself anxiously anticipating rejection in everyday situations?The fear of being rejected or judged leads to a hyper-awareness of others' facial expressions, opinions, or anticipation of rejection. It's like you're expecting others will reject you and interpret a situation using those lenses. This interplay between rejection sensitivity and anxiety influences how you navigate your relationships.Understanding the root of rejection sensitivity and its connection to anxiety is pivotal to stop playing-it-safe automatically.In today's episode, I interview Ozlem Ayduk, Ph.D.We delve deeper into the psychological processes behind rejection sensitivity and anxiety. You will hear practical strategies to break free from the shackles of rejection sensitivity and anxiety.Key TakeawaysSelf-distancingRejection sensitivityWhat maintains rejection sensitivityThe relationship between experiential avoidance and rejection sensitivityHow ambiguous situations are triggers for responses driven by rejection sensitivityThe use of self-talk Is it helpful to be highly sensitive in certain contexts? When and where? The upsides or benefits of high emotional sensitivityCan someone struggle with rejection sensitivity without a history of rejection? The intersection of emotion regulation and rejection sensitivityIs rejection sensitivity dysphoria different or the same as rejection sensitivity?FREE VALUES-BASED REVIEW (21-PAGES)How often do you play-it-safe? How often do you get stuck in your head? How often do you notice a gap between the life you want to live and the life you're living? You aren't alone.When dealing with doubts, worries, anxieties, or fears, it's quite likely that you spend a lot of time in your head, thinking and thinking and relying on all types of strategies to manage all those anxious thoughts.If you're ready to get out of your head and break free from those barriers that stand between you and the life you want to live, this practical 21-page guide will help you get back on track!If you're like many others, you may wonder, “how does one actually get back on track?” Here is my response: You check your values and how you have been living with them. When was the last time you paused and asked yourself: Am I doing what matters? Am I living my values in my relationships, career, friendships, and spiritual life?The reality is that most of us live life letting life happen to us, and if we're lucky, we figure out what's truly important to us and what we want to stand for. So, another way to check how we're really living is by pausing, checking what truly matters to you, and whether your actions are congruent with those values or not.Here is a 21-page template you can use; it includes a description of 9 life areas, a values thesaurus, a values-dashboard, and reflective prompts for each area in your life.Click here: https://www.thisisdoctorz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Values-based-review-2021.pdf(*) Receive weekly science-based, compassionate, and actionable skills to stop ineffective playing-it-safe: subscribe to the Playing-it-safe Newsletter: https://www.thisisdoctorz.com/playing-it-safe-newsletter/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
“As I kid I was like, I would love to get paid to read.” - Julie TaylorIn today's episode, I'm sitting down to chat with Julie Taylor, Chief Operating Officer at The Spun Yarn - a company that offers paid beta reading and sensitivity reading services to authors. Here's a preview of what's included:[06:15] How does The Spun Yarn create a perfect matching system between its authors and its beta readers?[15:37] When would an author need this type of service? How is it different than working with an editor? [31:14] The beta-readers-questioning-method and thinking process.[47:28] Making changes throughout the years thanks to feedback given by both authors and beta readers.Links mentioned in this episode:The Spun Yarn websiteThe Spun Yarn on FacebookThe Spun Yarn on LinkedInThe Spun Yarn on XSupport the showIf you enjoyed this episode of the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast, please rate, review, and follow this show! Follow me on Instagram @savannah.gilbo
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ourpoweriswithin/support Our guest today is Kimberly Harter. After experiencing over a decade of extreme chronic illness, many different treatments, and tremendous pain, Kimberly healed herself and now has entirely new look on life. After diagnoses of lyme disease, toxic mold, and food allergies, to name a few, she ultimately healed herself. Through brain retraining, cold therapy, breathwork, NAET, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, meditation, yoga, and seeking modalities outside of western medicine she created a life she couldn't have even imaginedjust 5 years ago. Her journey has lead her to find her purpose in helping others on their own self healing journeys. She now shares her story publicly and offers one on one coaching, providing support that only someone who's been there and trueky understands can offer. We discuss: ✳︎ Her experience with DNRS & how she made brain retraining work for her ✳︎ a deep dive into how she integrated breath work & cold therapy into her brain retraining practice & incremental training ✳︎ Her experience with stem cell treatments ✳︎ How choosing to completely immerse herself into a different new world free from chronic pain or illness changed her life Connect with Kimberly via her Website or check out IG @Kimbers.new.frequency or email her to set up a free 30min consultation at YourWellness@KimberlyHarter.com Connect with me: ➣Website: www.ourpoweriswithin.com ➣ IG @OurPowerIsWithin or FB: Our Power Is Within Check out my favorite product recommendations Self Healing Programs: Primal Trust / Regulate - use code OPIW for 5% savings! DNRS Somia (previously known as CFS School) PS: Check out Rewiring Your Wellness Monthly Speaker Series for more fun insights, testimonials and more! ►Do you have a product or service you would like to advertise on the podcast? Email: email@example.com Music courtesy of Trevor Hall Song - The Fruitful Darkness Disclaimer: The Content provided on this podcast is for informational purposes only. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast. Individual results may vary. Show notes may contain affiliate links to products. I may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Thank you for your support. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ourpoweriswithin/support
Navigating the holidays as a Highly Sensitive Person should be an Olympic sport. Between numerous parties, outings, and big family gatherings, it can feel like a recipe for overwhelm. In this super exclusive sneak peek into The Sensitive and Soulful Vault, you'll learn: About my top tips for handling holiday stress How to deal with grief during the holidays About ways to cope with overstimulation
In this episode, we are joined by a special guest, Mackenzie Belcastro. Mackenzie is known for her work in Woman Coaching and as the Host of the North Star Podcast. We will be exploring the essence of her coaching methods and her expertise in empowering women through divine and feminine principles. Mackenzie Belcastro assists women in navigating life's challenges by helping them tap into their inner strength and wisdom. Her holistic approach focuses on mindfulness, emotional healing, and self-care, enabling clients to develop self-awareness, release emotional blocks, and prioritize their well-being. Through her transformative coaching, Belcastro has empowered countless women to reclaim their power, find their purpose, and overcome adversities. The testimonials from her clients demonstrate the profound impact her coaching has had on their lives. By embracing the divine feminine, women can face life's hurdles with confidence and grace, benefiting themselves and society as a whole. As women continue to break barriers and redefine societal norms, it becomes crucial to have support systems in place to help them navigate the challenges and hurdles they encounter, sustaining the progression of womanhood. In this episode, we will delve into Mackenzie's teachings of the divine feminine, her coaching methods, and the transformative impact she has had on the lives of her clients. Mackenzie Belcastro is a renowned women's coach and advocate for the divine feminine. Her unique approach and empowering techniques have helped countless women overcome obstacles and live their best lives. Before we explore Mackenzie's coaching techniques, it is important to grasp the concept of the divine feminine. The divine feminine represents the qualities typically associated with women, such as intuition, empathy, compassion, and nurturing. However, it is crucial to note that these qualities are not limited to any gender and are inherent in all individuals. Embracing the divine feminine allows individuals to tap into their inner strength and wisdom, enabling them to navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience. While this idea can be easily misinterpreted and distorted to become overly materialistic, at its core, it is a desire to express the feminine side and embrace art, creativity, and sensitivity. Mackenzie Belcastro strongly believes in the power of the divine feminine and its ability to guide individuals through life's obstacles. Her coaching approach is holistic, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit, placing the person at the center rather than focusing on superficial displays of confidence. By incorporating various techniques, Mackenzie helps her clients develop deep self-awareness, allowing them to discover and embrace their true potential. She empowers people to not just talk about empowerment but to actually feel and embody it. Mackenzie found her purpose in a moment of complete isolation and loss, where she discovered the concept of the Divine Feminine and learned to find creative ways to connect with the complex power and sensitivity within herself. This transformative experience has shaped her into the person she is today. One of the pillars of Mackenzie's coaching is mindfulness and meditation, which she incorporates through visual journaling. By teaching her clients to be present and cultivate a deep connection with themselves, they can strengthen their relationship with their own intuition and make decisions aligned with their higher purpose. Through guided meditations, Mackenzie helps her clients create a sacred space within themselves and connect with their divine feminine essence. Understanding and embracing the creative sensitivity of women's intuition and challenging societal norms is a blessing. One piece of advice Mackenzie shared with us is the importance of meditation as a fundamental self-practice for disciplining the mind and connecting with the inner self. She suggests finding a quiet space, even something as simple as a closet, and meditating with closed eyes for a few minutes to find peace within. It can be a process because committing to prioritize oneself at the end of the day requires ongoing effort and dedication. Ultimately, it is essential to become self-aware and recognize the natural affinity that divine femininity has towards higher density thinking and consciousness. Another key aspect of Mackenzie's coaching is emotional healing. She assists her clients in identifying and releasing emotional blocks, traumas, and limiting beliefs that hinder personal growth. By creating a safe and nurturing environment, Mackenzie empowers her clients to confront and heal their emotional wounds, enabling them to step into their power and live authentically. In addition to mindfulness and emotional healing through meditation, Mackenzie also emphasizes the importance of self-care and self-love. She guides her clients in developing healthy habits, setting boundaries, and prioritizing their well-being. Limitations are necessary to preserve purity. By nurturing themselves, women can thrive in all areas of their lives, including relationships, career, and personal growth. “You don't have to try so hard in other things. Once you build up you'll know self-esteem and your own internal worth. You don't necessarily have to try so hard. Make sure that you do the workout or make sure that you get the work done because it's just like a part of the way that you view yourself. part of your image.” -Mackenzie Belcastro The impact Mackenzie Belcastro has had on her clients' lives is nothing short of extraordinary. Through her coaching, women have been able to reclaim their power, find their purpose, and overcome adversities they once believed were insurmountable. However, in this special episode we also took a dive into divorce and life coaching in marriage life. We dissect into Jason's shared experience as well as Mackenzie's own life advice to recover from disastrous heartbreaks in a relationship. We need working at the same time if you're in that corporate world and you don't have control over that schedule, finding that essential work life balance. It's actually not about fitting yourself into the stereotypical boxes. Learn to know the things you have control over versus the things you don't have control. Mackenzie Belcastro's coaching methods and unwavering belief in the power of the divine feminine have truly transformed the lives of countless women. By helping her clients tap into their intuition, heal emotional wounds, and prioritize self-care, Mackenzie empowers women to face life's hurdles with confidence and grace, going beyond the material damage and physical hurt. She transcends the limited notion of what it means to be a "woman" in the modern age. Moreover, Mackenzie recognizes that femininity knows no bounds – it extends beyond biological and ideological definitions. She teaches that there is a deep-rooted connection between masculinity and the divine feminine, highlighting her own experiences serving in the US Marine Corps as an example of how the divine feminine can thrive under pressure. Power is not inherently masculine; it is feminine. As a woman, it is important to challenge any dynamics that make you uncomfortable, trust your intuition, and not let fear take control. Gut instinct is essential in combating the stereotypical vulnerability imposed on women within the power dynamics of modern society. We need to trust in it and make our dreams a reality. As more women embrace their divine feminine essence, society as a whole benefits from their wisdom, compassion, and resilience. If you're a woman seeking to navigate life's challenges and unlock your true potential please take a visit to Mackenzie Belcastro official website and learn about her work. She is the coach who will guide you every step of the way. As always, Higher Density Living reserves no dogma because only the truth prevails in the universe. History is judged by enlightened communities, and the Higher Density Living podcast is committed to the same cause. You are the center of the universe. Thank you for joining us on this cosmic journey, and we look forward to sharing more fascinating topics with you in the future. Stay tuned for more episodes where we delve into the profound principles that shape our existence. Please support our sponsors TARTLE.CO. 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On the Secret Witch Show today our guest is Lucy Pearce. Lucy is the author of multiple life-changing non-fiction books, including Nautilus Award silver winners Medicine Woman, Burning Woman, and Creatrix. Her writing focuses on women's healing through archetypal psychology, embodiment, historical awareness and creativity. An award-winning graduate in History of Ideas with English Literature from Kingston University, and a PGCE from Cambridge University, Lucy founded Womancraft Publishing, creating paradigm-shifting books by women for women, in 2014. The mother of three children, she lives in East Cork, Ireland In this episode we explore how to reclaim the magic in our sensitivity - and in particular, neurodivergence. We dive into what “neurodivergence” is, and means, and what signs might help sensitive souls illuminate that they are neuro-diverse - as well as why and how women who resonate with this label must meet their sensitive needs, rather than try to mask and fit into a culture that doesn't suit them. Most importantly, we shared our important worldview on how neurodivergence can actually be a gift - and especially a super-power that allows magical women to be powerful healers, teachers and guides. What You'll Learn from this Episode: Highly sensitive women are often also ‘neurodivergent' - a word which is commonly understood by labels such as autism, ADHD or things like dyslexia or dyscalculia - and mean that we have different from ‘typical' brains Neurodivergence (ND) can show up in lots of different ways, but the main way it can present itself is having a sensitive nervous system that is over-primed - as well as feeling burned out, touched out and overwhelmed by our senses (we have a deep sensitivity to noise, scents, clothes on our skin, lights, electricity, and other things) The label of neurodivergence can be really helpful in aiding us to see that there's actually nothing wrong with us as a sensitive soul - and that we are just wired differently, and struggling to fit into a world that wasn't built for us; owning it this way can help us learn to navigate the world in an aligned way As sensitive women, and ND women, we must learn to honour and meet our own needs, so that we aren't constantly overwhelmed and our nervous systems don't reach meltdown. As we do meet our needs, we can reclaim the gifts in our sensitivity And there are many gifts - creativity, brilliant minds, the capacity to spot patterns, entrepreneurial skills, deep passion for things, high empathy and sensitivity to other worlds (in other words, all the ‘clairs' - e.g. clairvoyance), a capacity for lucid dreaming, a high importance for truthful expression, hyper-focus and a real affinity with nature It is common for these gifts to make sensitive souls excellent ‘healers' - as long as we can reclaim the gifts in our sensitivity. Resources and Things that We Spoke About: Social: Tiktok - @archetypalapothecary Instagram - @iamnicolebarton Instagram - @archetypalapothecary You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/@secretwitchsociety Join our Secret Witch Society: www.facebook.com/groups/secretwitch Next Crucible: Website: www.nicolebarton.co.uk Elain Aron - The Highly Sensitive Person - https://hsperson.com/books www.lucyhpearce.com - Lucy's website www.womancraftpublishing.com - her newest books are Crow Moon: reclaiming the wisdom of the dark woods and The Kitchen Witch Companion, which she illustrated and co-authored with Sarah Robinson. I am a Unicorn Blog - https://dreamingaloud.net/2019/02/i-am-a-unicorn/ Thank you for listening, we'd love to know what comes alive for you in this week's episode, so please let us know. If you loved it, there's a fresh episode every other week - subscribe so you don't miss it! Thank you, Nicole and Team Secret Witch xox
What if you were just about to get divorced, but your partner gets sick? Like really sick? Rebecca Woolf was just about to leave an unhappy marriage when her husband got sick and died. What followed was a crash course in performative grief, and the dismantling of one life in order to build the next. This week on It's OK, we cover love, sex, marriage, divorce, grief, shame, assumptions (both internal and external), and personal agency - it's QUITE the conversation. Sensitivity note: this episode contains the F word, and references sex. In this episode we cover: The conventions of marriage and grief that trap people in inauthentic versions of themselves How you can love someone AND be relieved they're dead Why everyone has an opinion about how soon is too soon to date, have sex, or otherwise live your life after someone dies Grieving the time you lost living someone else's life Building your own “house of hope,” according to your own desires Looking for a creative exploration of grief? Check out the best selling Writing Your Grief course here. Follow our show on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok @refugeingrief and @itsokpod on TikTok. Visit refugeingrief.com for resources & courses About our guest: Rebecca Woolf has worked as a writer since her teens - it's the way she understands both herself and the world. Her essays have appeared on Refinery29, HuffPost, Parenting, and more. She currently authors the bi-weekly column Sex & the Single Mom on romper.com. Her latest book is All of This: a Memoir of Death and Desire. Find her on IG @rebeccawooolf (with three o's) and at rebeccawoolf.com About Megan: Psychotherapist Megan Devine is one of today's leading experts on grief, from life-altering losses to the everyday grief that we don't call grief. Get the best-selling book on grief in over a decade, It's Ok that You're Not OK, wherever you get books. Find Megan @refugeingrief Additional resources: Want to talk with Megan directly? Join our patreon community for live monthly Q&A grief clinics: your questions, answered. Want to speak to her privately? Apply for a 1:1 grief consultation here. Check out Megan's best-selling books - It's OK That You're Not OK and How to Carry What Can't Be Fixed Books and resources may contain affiliate links.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Navigating the Holiday Stress: Achieving an Anxiety-Free Holiday SeasonIn this episode of the Life Free of Anxiety podcast, host Erica and guest Dr. Charles Barr focus on dealing with stress and anxiety during the holiday season. They discuss boundaries, dealing with difficult family members, managing expectations, and making good decisions for personal mental well-being. Special emphasis is placed on taking care of oneself and setting realistic expectations. Strategies to overcome holiday stress such as taking breaks, setting personal boundaries, and adjusting unrealistic expectations are also discussed. Furthermore, they note the critical role alcohol plays in heightening conflicts and offer tips to manage consumption.0:00 Anxiety-Free Holiday Gatherings00:53 Intro Music01:30 The Illusion of Perfect Holidays02:57 Dealing with Difficult Family Members06:40 Setting Boundaries and Expectations08:50 Alcohol in Family Gatherings16:57 Self-Care and Taking Breaks22:17 Conclusion and Looking Forward----To get the FREE Making Sense of Anxiety video series for podcast listeners, head to LifeFreeOfAnxiety.com/Podcast!----Enjoying the Life Free of Anxiety Podcast? Can you take 10 seconds to leave a rating (or better yet, a short review!) on Apple Podcasts? It REALLY helps new people find the show.Simply click this link and scroll down and hit 5 stars--it's really that easy!--- Useful Links: FreeFromFearsBook.com
Ever had a moment where a whiff of your favorite soap suddenly triggered coughing fits or your trusty shampoo gave you an unexpected rash? This episode unravels my personal journey with developing new chemical sensitivities, a physical manifestation that could signify an increase in your spiritual frequency. We delve into intriguing details about how our body reacts to spiritual growth and what these reactions mean for your well-being. Buckle up and prepare for an unexpected voyage of discovery, interpretation, and understanding. Remember, your angels are always with you, guiding you through this fascinating journey.Next Sunday's Topic: Angelic Guidance Through AdversityAromatherapy Solutions for Body, Mind & Spirit “Start your journey to balance”www.UrbanMedicineWoman.com Support the showThe Angel Room is a place for those who love angels, those who want to know more about them and how to get the most angelic guidance possible. You will enjoy spiritual, healing, enlightening, and empowering topics each week. Voted one of the best Best Soul Path Podcasts in 2023 by PlayerFM and one of the Top 100 Spiritual Podcasts on Feedspot .Host, Ivory LaNoue is a respected angel communicator based in central Arizona. She offers a variety of angel readings, angelic healing services, spiritual counseling, life coaching and mentoring to become a certified angel communicator or Empath. She is the author of Let Your Angels Lead, available on Amazon. Her book teaches you how to feel, see and hear your angels so you can gain the most angelic guidance possible in your life. Join Ivory's Patreon page (The Angel Room) for exclusive content, ad-free podcasts, live classes and events! Get a free 7-day subscription so you can check out what is available.You can learn more about Ivory and her services at IvoryAngelicMedium.com.Podcast: https://the-angel-room.onpodium.co/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ivorylanoue4912Book: https://ivorylanoue.com/
If you ever feel like your Sensitivity is a burden or a curse, then this episode is for you! Learning how your Sensitivity can be a Superpower and identifying which ones you want to cultivate in yourself will support you in healing your worthiness wound, better manage your Inner Critic, believe in yourself and love and accept your Sensitive nature. All of this will empower you to create a life and relationships that feel more aligned, and help you step out of "survival-mode" as a Sensitive so you can thrive. And if you like this episode or are a fan of the show, please give it a like, share with someone who needs to hear it, and follow so you never miss an episode!
As we step into this big shift in consciousness there are specific people who are meant to assist in this rise in frequency. It is the people who have the ability to feel the larger spectrum of emotion. They can feel the really low lows and high highs. We need them to understand this super power so they can begin to access the higher realms and receive guidance from higher frequencies. Many sensitive souls have yet to harness this super power so they are instead victims of it, feeling really low lows and getting stuck in the darkness. This episode is to validate sensitive souls on the way it feels to navigate the world while inspiring them and showing them how to harness this gift as their super power. Thorough definition and examples of what it means to be an empath or sensitive soul. The shadow and light expression of sensitivity Examples of dysregulated empaths, such as sensitivity as a trauma response Specific gifts, abilities and skills of sensitive souls Recognizing the purpose of heightened sensitivity by drawing parallels with nature. Utilizing the ability to feel intense emotions for the collective's benefit. Recognizing and appreciating the unique contributions of less sensitive individuals. Mindful consumption and boundaries for empaths and sensitive souls Transitioning from victimhood to empowerment through heightened awareness. Harnessing sensitivity as a superpower for personal and collective transformation. Download our FREE Essential Reading List: https://www.ooomies.com/freebie-download-the-ooomie-book-list JOIN THE OOOMIE GANG https://www.instagram.com/ooom.pod https://email@example.com://twitter.com/ooom_pod Connect with Bella & Nikki: https://www.instagram.com/bellasolanot/ https://www.instagram.com/oathtogrowth/ https://www.tiktok.com/@bellasolanot https://www.tiktok.com/@oathtogrowth Work with Nikki Work with Bella
Today I welcome a good friend of mine and thought leader, Mark Groves. Mark Groves is a human connection specialist, motivational speaker, and author who is known for his work in the field of personal development and relationships. He often shares insights and advice on topics related to self-improvement, emotional intelligence, and building healthy and fulfilling relationships.Mark is the creator of “Create the Love” platform, where he offers guidance and resources to help people navigate the complexities of modern relationships. In this episode we dive deep into the intricacies of personal growth and meaningful relationships. We also talk about learning to trust ourselves, the power of walking away and choosing to prioritize self-care by developing healthy mind and body rituals. Whether you're seeking insights into personal development, relationship dynamics, or the keys to lasting happiness, this episode offers a wealth of wisdom and inspiration. Episode highlights: 00:00 Intro 00:30: Intro question: Dropped off at LAX, what car would you be driving and what song is playing?02:50: How we met03:30 Mark's experience with the gut reset 06:15 Men and their inverse relationship to sensitivity and how it correlated with the fast 10:30 The importance of mastering your impact 15:00 Marks past relationship and when he wanted to call it off 19:00 Internal conflicts and how they impact our external 20:05 The realization that really helped Mark leave the relationship 24:40 The perspective shift that he needed 25:17 “Do you want to step up?”32:30 What led Mark to research relationships and they truth of staying together 39:45 What inspired “Create the Love” 45:15 Relationship advice that has evolved over time 49:30 “Am I still curious?”54:00 Understanding that your partner may not be the priority in your life58:25 How to do things that make us both come alive and the importance of having individual purpose 01:02:14 The power of contributions in relationships01:05:02 Mark unpacks his relational pattern 01:09:20 The most powerful words your partner can say 01:14:30 The closing ceremony 01:21:25 Shifting focus from chasing someone to focus on myself 01:22:30 When we get what we need through lessons 01:26:45 The power of clarity and alignment 01:29:15 Finding richness in being alone before entering a relationship01:31:50 Allowing space to freely express emotions including anger 01:35:55 The influence culture plays on relationships 01:39:00 How negative emotions invite us to reflect 01:39:55 The power of honoring your truth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/createthelove/Instagram: @paleochefInstagram: @eatplaycrushWebsite: eatplaycrush.comGut Reset: https://eatplaycrush.com/products/gut-reset-prototcolLyvecap: https://eatplaycrush.com/pages/lyvecap
Here are the notes for episode #454 of Well-Fed Women. Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher to subscribe!In this episode, Noelle, and Erin Holt discuss functional nutrition: busting byths, interpreting lab work, and food sensitivities.Got a question you'd like us to answer? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.Timestamps[5:50] Interview with Erin HoltLinksIG: https://www.instagram.com/the.funktional.nutritionist/Free digestion guide: https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/digestionFunctional Nutrition Academy: https://www.funktionalnutritionacademy.com/https://www.thefunktionalnutritionist.com/podcast/251-food-sensitivities-testing-symptoms?rq=251MD LogicAfter doing a ton of research and in addition to taking a broad spectrum probiotic beta glucan, I have been taking vitamin D3 with K2 daily since the fall started. Specifically, I am taking MD Logic's Vitamin D3 and K2 which contains two different forms of K2 and is emulsified in olive oil not vegetable oils. Approximately 42% of the US population is deficient in vitamin D. Study upon study shows that vitamin D supplementation effectively prevents respiratory tract infections . Supplementation has been associated wtih fewer colds and it also protects against major chronic diseases.I highly recomment MD Logic's Vitamin D3 plus K2 supplement especially during the fall and winter months which contains two different forms of K2 known as MK4 and MK7. To get my favourite high quality D3 with K2 thats tested for contaminants go to http://mdlogichealth.com/d3 and use coupon code WELLFED for 10% off.OrganifiSupport your body, energy, immunity, and stress with Organifi.Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day.You can experience Organifi's high-quality superfoods without breaking the bank.Go to www.organifi.com/wellfed and use code wellfed for 20% off your order.Bon ChargeBON CHARGE is a holistic wellness brand with a HUGE range of evidence-based products to optimize your life in every way, including their NEW sauna blankets.Far infrared light works by heating the body up directly, which speeds up your metabolism and sweat rate. It also relaxes muscles and reduces muscle tension, and I've already noticed a big shift in my soreness and chronic pain.Go to boncharge.com/WELLFED and use coupon code WELLFED to save 20%
Join me in this episode as I share my feelings on life's challenging and triggering moments. I recently had a very real and raw moment where my high self-worth allowed me to see past the comments of someone and not let it ruin my whole day. In this episode, you'll learn: About healing your self-worth to take on life's challenges Why it's important to know that you are worthy and valuable as you are. How to not take things so personally.
In this episode, Dorcas Chang-Tozun joins the show to talk about her personal faith journey, her thought-provoking book Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul, and her profound insights on social activism. Dorcas passionately emphasizes the significance of acknowledging the unique experiences of sensitive individuals within the realm of activism, urging listeners to broaden their understanding of what constitutes effective social change. Furthermore, she delves into the complex interplay between anger and social transformation, sheds light on the concept of resilience, and underscores the utmost importance of self-care in sustaining one's commitment to making a difference. Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is an award-winning writer, editor, speaker, communications consultant, and former Inc.com columnist. She is the author of multiple books including Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways (June 2023). Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Image Journal, and dozens of other publications in the US, Asia, and Africa. She serves as the editorial director of PAX, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and equipping the next generation of BIPOC contemplative activists and is a high school instructor of social innovation at Valley Christian Schools. Dorcas has nearly twenty years of experience as a nonprofit and social enterprise professional. She served as the first director of communications for d.light, one of the world's leading social enterprises, and has provided communications consulting for social-benefit companies around the world. She and her entrepreneur husband have been married for eighteen years and have two young sons. Future Christian is supported by: Presenting Sponsor: Phillips Seminary Join conversations that expose you to new ideas, deepen your commitment and give insights to how we can minister in a changing world. Supporting Sponsors: I Help Pastors Get Jobs: Use code 'futurechristian' Torn Curtain Arts is a non-profit ministry that works with worship leaders, creatives, and churches to help avoid burnout, love their work, and realize their full creative potential.
Mold exposure is highly prevalent, as it can grow on any organic matter and unfortunately is present in many homes and in the environment… To make matters worse you may be experiencing symptoms of an imbalanced body without realizing that mold exposure could be the underlying root cause (since mold spores are virtually invisible). On today's episode, I aim to shed light on how our bodies send signals of mold overload indicating internal issues and provide insights on identifying potential mold toxicity symptoms. Join me on today's #CabralConcept 2839, where we discuss the 7 symptoms of mold toxicity. Enjoy the show and feel free to share your thoughts! - - - For Everything Mentioned In Today's Show: StephenCabral.com/2839 - - - Get a FREE Copy of Dr. Cabral's Book: The Rain Barrel Effect - - - Join the Community & Get Your Questions Answered: CabralSupportGroup.com - - - Dr. Cabral's Most Popular At-Home Lab Tests: > Complete Minerals & Metals Test (Test for mineral imbalances & heavy metal toxicity) - - - > Complete Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test (Test for 75 biomarkers including yeast & bacterial gut overgrowth, as well as vitamin levels) - - - > Complete Stress, Mood & Metabolism Test (Discover your complete thyroid, adrenal, hormone, vitamin D & insulin levels) - - - > Complete Food Sensitivity Test (Find out your hidden food sensitivities) - - - > Complete Omega-3 & Inflammation Test (Discover your levels of inflammation related to your omega-6 to omega-3 levels) - - - Get Your Question Answered On An Upcoming HouseCall: StephenCabral.com/askcabral - - - Would You Take 30 Seconds To Rate & Review The Cabral Concept? The best way to help me spread our mission of true natural health is to pass on the good word, and I read and appreciate every review!
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Until the age of 35, Lindsay Guentzel often struggled to remember day-to-day tasks without understanding why. Now, after an ADHD diagnosis in 2021, she is navigating her new normal and helping others do the same through her ReFocused Podcast.The award-winning journalist joins Skye on this week's ADHD Skills Lab to share her experiences with masking, rejection sensitivity, burnout and executive dysfunction -- and the strategies she puts in place to overcome them.The ADHD AcademyUnconventional Organisation
Is it really a food sensitivity? If you've tried an elimination diet and then tried to reincorporate the foods and still felt unwell, here's why - you didn't heal the underlying root causes! So no, you probably don't have to avoid those foods for life, but in order to get there, you have to address the four most common root causes of food reactions! Tune in to find out what they are and how to heal your gut so you can stop fearing food and enjoy it again! Feel like no one understands? We do. Join my free support group The Fix Your Gut Collective. Banish bloating and, heal leaky gut & reverse food sensitivities with my signature gut healing program the Fix Your Gut Formula. Follow me on Instagram. #guthealth #digestivehealth #ibs #ibd #sibo #dysbiosis #microbiome #gutbacteria #probiotics #leakygut #gallbladder #menopause #foodsensitivities #foodintolerance #glutenfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap #paleo #bloating #constipation #gerd #celiac
This Podcast Is Episode 549, And It's About Construction Company Budget Vs. Cash Flow Finding some certainty can make all the difference in the unpredictable construction business world. While the future remains a mystery, budgeting and cash flow forecasting tools can significantly reduce uncertainty, allowing you to anticipate challenges, learn from past events, and enhance your ability to navigate your business. Budget vs. Cash Flow: The Crucial Distinction A common misconception is that a budget and cash flow are interchangeable. A budget is a projection of future possibilities, enabling you to consider various sales and expense scenarios. On the other hand, a cash flow provides a record of actual expenses and sales revenue that flow into and out of your business each month. Although they often deal with the same data, their applications differ. Budget and cash flow are both essential concepts in construction management. However, they serve different purposes and are used in different ways. A budget is a financial plan that outlines expected income and expenses for a specific period. In construction, budgets are typically created for individual projects or a company. The purpose of a budget is to help managers plan and control expenses, set goals, and allocate resources. On the other hand, cash flow is a measure of the amount of cash coming in and going out of a business over a specific time. In construction, cash flow is significant because it can be used to determine whether a project is financially feasible and whether there is enough cash on hand to pay for expenses. Budgets and cash flow are related but not the same thing. A budget is a plan, while cash flow measures actual cash transactions. A project can be under budget but still experience negative cash flow if expenses exceed income. Conversely, a project can be over budget but have positive cash flow if income exceeds expenses. You might budget $1,000/month for online costs, whereas in the cash flow, you'd record the actual amount spent. Despite their distinct uses, cash flow and budgeting are often maintained on the same spreadsheet or similar accounting software for ease of use and comparison. The advantages of budgeting and cash flow forecasting Incorporating budgeting and cash flow forecasting in your construction business has numerous benefits. They help predict and manage potential cash surpluses or shortages, plan for tax obligations, time new equipment purchases, determine when to buy in bulk, and even identify when you might need a small business loan or a line of credit. Budgeting and cash flow forecasting are essential tools for any construction business. They provide a clear picture of the company's financial health and help identify potential problems before they occur. By creating a budget, companies can plan their finances more effectively, set realistic goals, and allocate resources to maximize profitability. This is particularly important in the construction industry, where projects can be complex and costly. Cash flow forecasting is equally essential, enabling businesses to understand their cash position and ensure they have sufficient funds to meet their obligations. This is particularly critical in construction, where delays or unexpected expenses can quickly impact cash flow. By forecasting cash flow, businesses can plan for these contingencies and ensure they have the necessary funds available when they are needed. One handy feature is the ability to track expenses and highlight any unusual cost increases or decreases. This allows you to take prompt action to address the issue. Additionally, these tools can help monitor sales levels and flag any underperforming areas of your business. Practical tips for effective budgeting Preparing an annual budget requires sufficient time – allocate at least two or three months for this process. Update your budget each month based on the actual cash flow. Remember that the sales forecast is often the most challenging part. If you're new to the construction business, examine separate estimates for different products or geographical areas and note any seasonal patterns in your company and industry. Sensitivity analysis: a proactive approach A sensitivity analysis, often called 'what if' scenarios, can help you understand how different outcomes affect business performance. This analysis allows you to review the effects of changes in your revenue or costs. The power of regular updates Regularly comparing your actual expenditure against your budget enhances your ability to predict future costs accurately. Reviewing and updating your budget and cash flow forecasts at least once a month or more frequently if your business environment changes quickly is good practice. Having a construction accountant on board can be incredibly beneficial when managing finances in the construction industry. One of the critical advantages of having a construction accountant is their ability to help with budgeting and cash flow. A construction accountant can assist with creating a budget that takes into account all of the costs associated with a construction project, from materials and labor to permits and fees. By having a detailed budget, contractors can better manage their cash flow and avoid surprises down the line. Additionally, a construction accountant can provide ongoing financial analysis and reporting, allowing contractors to stay on top of their finances and make informed decisions about future projects and investments. With the help of a skilled construction accountant, contractors can better manage their finances and set themselves up for long-term success. In summary Budget and cash flow are essential in construction management but serve different purposes. A budget helps managers plan and control expenses, while cash flow helps determine whether a project is financially feasible and whether there is enough cash to pay for expenses. Budgeting and cash flow forecasting are potent tools to help construction businesses like you manage your finances more effectively, plan for the future, maximize profitability, and guide your business decisions. However, their value lies in their regular review and updating, ensuring their figures remain current and reflect your construction business's financial health. PS We offer free resources to help you save time and money that you can download and print now. 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Matt Finch goes deep into the world of Highly Sensitive People and Empaths and why they can be highly prone to alcohol and drug addiction. In this episode, you'll learn about several interrelated topics, including the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), the Empath, the Highly Sensitive Empath, and why these human biological innate traits can increase addiction vulnerability (especially to CNS depressants like alcohol, benzos, and opioids). Here are the main topics discussed in this episode: Topic: The Link Between Human Sensitivity and Addiction What is Sensitivity? What is a Highly Sensitive Person? What is an Empath? What are the differences and similarities between HSPs and Empaths? Can you be an HSP and an Empath or can you only be one? Why are sensitive humans prone to addiction? Are there substances and addictions sensitives get into more than others? Do sensitives need different approaches to addiction treatment? What are the key concepts a sensitive person with an addiction should know? What are the key concepts a sensitive person without an addiction should know? What are some helpful resources for highly sensitive people and empaths? Books, Podcasts, YouTube channels, Documentaries, Interviews, Free Online Assessments, Websites, Blogs, etc. Show Notes Page>>
Do you ever feel like you are more sensitive to rejection, teasing, criticism, or your own perception that you have failed or fallen short? Or maybe you know someone who seems to be particularly hard on themselves and reactive to others? Everyone experiences some reaction to rejection, but individuals with RSD find themselves more likely to perceive harsh rejection and criticism where there might be none and can sometimes feel like they live in a chronic state of rejection. In this episode, Patrick Casale and Dr. Megan Anna Neff, two AuDHD mental health professionals, dive deep into the complexities of rejection sensitivity dysphoria (RSD) and its impact on neurodivergent individuals and the people around them. Top 3 reasons to listen to the entire episode: Understand the impact of RSD and how it can lead to chronic pain, affect relationships, and cause avoidance behaviors in professional and personal settings. Hear about some ways that RSD can impact relationship dynamics and major life changes and decisions. Learn about treatments and strategies to help with RSD, as well as ways to adapt therapeutic modalities to be more effective with neurodivergent individuals. Rejection sensitivity dysphoria can be difficult to navigate both internally and externally and can have a profound impact on the way you experience the world, but there are ways to address it that can help with reducing the intensity around feelings of rejection and finding ways to improve relationships through collaborative communication around RSD. 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Maybe you found yourself frustratedly typing "per my last email" in an office communication, perplexed about how a colleague or client doesn't seem to understand your very clearly written email. Consider this. Visual information processing isn't everyone's strength. Perhaps a quick call could make a world of difference. Or how about including a video or voice message with your email? And this technology exists! Simple steps like these can make your work environment more accessible and bring out the best in everyone. Tula Consulting is on a mission to help organizations build more neuro-inclusive products and work environments. Tula does this by bringing curious minds to solve curious problems. Find out more by visiting tulaneurodiversity.org. Transcript PATRICK CASALE: Hey, so we are about to do an episode on RSD today, which I think we are going to turn into a two-part episode. One, because there's so much to cover. Too, because Megan just wrote a 170-page workbook on the subject. Three, because I am unbelievably jet lagged and haven't slept in days. And Megan is not feeling well and is sick. So, we're going to do what we can today to kind of jump into the introduction to this topic. But a lot of you submitted questions to our Instagram, a lot of you submitted questions in general, and we want to cover all of them. We just may not get there today. But this is certainly a topic that we are going to circle back to. So, because Megan just wrote a 170-page workbook, I'm going to turn it over to you to kind of set the stage. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, well, one problem is when you've been swimming in the literature it's hard to know where to start the conversation. So, yeah, how do I synthesize RSD? Well, RSD stands for rejection sensitive dysphoria. Yeah, I guess I'll go over the history of it briefly. So, it was coined by Dr. William Dotson, who if you don't know who that is, like, I recommend Googling him. He's got a lot of really awesome articles up. He's got a lot of webinars that are free through ADDitude Magazine. And he's, like, done a lot in really emphasizing kind of the emotion regulation struggle that often happens with ADHD. But yeah, he's the one that coined RSD. Although, you could actually go back to the '60s and there was a psychiatrist before him, Dr. Paul Wender, who was describing symptoms that now we realize are RSD, who's using the language of atypical depression. But looking back, we actually see, like, okay, that was undiagnosed or often undiagnosed ADHD. And it was RSD and emotion regulation struggles that he was describing. So, there have been breadcrumbs of this in the literature since the 1960s. But it was really in the last 20 years or so that it's become an actual term. It's not a diagnosis. It's not something you'd be diagnosed with. It comes out of the ADHD literature, so there's some debate, like, is this a specifically ADHD thing? And there's several people that say, yes, this is like a distinctive ADHD thing. So, that's the kind of, I guess, clinical definition of RSD. Oh, I guess what it is. So, the question that Dr. Dotson would ask his… and he's a psychiatrist, he's not a psychologist, he's a psychiatrist. But what he'd ask his people when they come in is this question, "For your entire life, have you always been much more sensitive than people you know to rejection, teasing, criticism, or your own perception that you failed or have fallen short?" And he said, 99% of ADHDers would have this like, yes. And not just, yes, but like, "Oh, my gosh, I feel like you know something about me that I've been so embarrassed to tell the people in my life." And then about a third of ADHDers said, "This is the hardest part of ADHD to live with." So, it's pretty significant when we think about kind of the clinical picture of ADHD. Okay, I'll take a breather there. So, that's, I guess, the clinical definition, is it's a really intense, physical, emotional response to the perception of rejection. Or even, like, I guess self-rejection in the sense of like, I didn't live up to my own standards or bar, yes. PATRICK CASALE: And this is very different than other forms of rejection. And I think that's important. Like, you went over that in your... was it Misdiagnosis Monday that you created the diagram for recently? MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, so I created a Venn diagram comparing, like, what is normative rejection sensitivity and then what is RSD? And that's actually typically where I start the conversation. Earlier I was like, "Oh, I don't know where to start the conversation. I usually start with like the evolutionary history." Rejection sensitivity is like a human experience and thank goodness it is. So, if we look at it from an evolutionary lens, the idea that belonging to a group literally meant survival for most of human history. You know, we're pack creatures, and we're not the biggest or strongest species, but it's our ability to think together, to be together, to problem solve together that has meant humans have survived. So, the thinking goes, and this is, you know, any evolutionary psychology is going to be an oversimplification, but kind of the thinking goes, so our anatomy hasn't caught up, right? So, if we perceive rejection, we can experience that as a threat to belonging, therefore a threat to survival on a very kind of automatic level because it's like it's baked into our DNA. And so we haven't caught up to the fact that we don't actually have to belong to the group to survive in modern life. But our body chemistry or our nervous system hasn't caught up to that. So, I like to frame, like, rejection sensitivity through that lens of, yeah, this makes sense as a human experience and it's a spectrum. Some people have really intense. So, like, if you have RSD, you're going to have a really intense rejection sensitivity, whereas other people have more mild rejection sensitivity. But yeah, that is what I did on the Venn diagram and the articles. I walk through, like, this is what normative rejection sensitivity looks like and this is what RSD looks like because RSD is above and beyond that normative sensitivity to rejection. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, thanks for setting the stage like that because I think it's important to delineate between the two. Like, it's absolutely a process of human experience to feel hurt when they feel rejected, or to feel vulnerable, or to feel insecure, or to feel unsafe. But this takes this to a whole new level, right? Because the symptomology, the struggles that come with RSD can really intensify very quickly and be unbelievably debilitating. MEGAN NEFF: Absolutely, absolutely. Yes, debilitating. And like, yeah, I think that captures it. And that is part of, like, that's one of the ways I distinguish between, like, RSD versus normative of how much is influencing the person's decisions or daily life. And if, like, a fear of rejection, a fear of putting ourselves out there is significantly influencing our decision, that has a lot of control over our day-to-day. And typically, it's not a great thing for our well-being when fear is controlling. There's a lot of avoidance that can often happen for people when they have RSD. Like, avoidance of social situations, or putting themselves out there for like a job promotion. So, there can be career implications, romantic implications. Like, I can't even imagine asking someone out on a date, right? What if I'm rejected? So, yeah, it can be really debilitating. PATRICK CASALE: I see it show up a lot in the coaching that I do because of the entrepreneurial side of my business with a lot of my ADHD coaching clients, where it's really hard to even put themselves out there on social media, it's really hard to create content, it's really hard to put their own spin on something because God forbid someone comes in and critiques it or says something that really sends them down that shame spiral. MEGAN NEFF: So, I actually just had a really interesting consultation around this. And right now I'm working with a psychoanalyst because I'm wanting to… this is a little bit of a divergent trail, I'm wanting to… So, as a psychologist, when I work one-on-one with people, I have a relational framework for the work I do. And I've realized having a framework is really helpful. So, I'm wanting to figure out how to adapt that relational framework to what I do as a public psychologist. So, I've been consulting with… a lot of people consult with like business coaches, I'm consulting with a psychoanalyst to figure out how do I bring a relational framework to the work I'm doing? PATRICK CASALE: That's right. MEGAN NEFF: But part of what came up was this, I've realized in writing this workbook that RSD is probably the number one block when it comes to, especially, social media because social media is just such a vicious space right now. It can be, I shouldn't make global statements, it can be. And one thing I was talking about was how as an autistic person, my ideas, and my emotions are not separate. So, as an autistic ADHDer, right? Like, and I see that a lot with autistic people, our ideas, and our emotions, our ideas, our values, and our personhood are so integrated. So, when I put my ideas out there, I'm putting a lot of myself out there, and then you layer on top of that RSD, damn, that's hard. PATRICK CASALE: It is. That's such a great way to kind of just put that out there too. And I know that you've been on the receiving end as I have too, your audience is significantly bigger, so you probably receive more of it, but I've been on the receiving end of text messages with you where someone said something nasty, or really like offensive, or just inappropriate, and how debilitating… why do I keep using that word? How painful that [CROSSTALK 00:10:1]1- MEGAN NEFF: ...today. PATRICK CASALE: I don't know, I feel like my brain is moving at like MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, we're both struggling. PATRICK CASALE: [CROSSTALK 00:10:19] but how painful that experience has been for you and how it makes you kind of retreat inward, and then a void. MEGAN NEFF: It does. So, I just recently switched things up. And it's actually been so good for my mental health. Like, the way I joke about is that I've emotionally broken up with social media because what I was noticing, I noticed a few things and it's so helpful to have the RSD lens. Like, probably for the first six months, when I was growing, it was really exciting. I'd open the app, I'd be excited to see like how many like, you know, because I had these little posts that would just go viral. And it'd be exciting to see that. And then it shifted to where I'd open the app and I would dread like, "Oh, no, did it go viral?" Or like my stomach would drop every time I open the app. Or every time I open a DM or the comments, like, half the time I literally kind of open the comments because I would feel so stuck of like, what am I going to see? 99% of the comments are really incredible things to read. But of course, those aren't the ones that stick to my brain. It's the 1% of it. Again, I want to tease apart, some of the comments that are critiques have been really, really good learning experiences for me. And then some of them are just like rude, and unkind, and come with a lot of hostility. And I do value the ones that are hard to take in but those have been good learning experiences for me. Yeah, I got to a point where I would feel physically sick opening the app. So, what I've done is I've turned comments off. I have an auto DM. And I will go days without opening the app. So, I will open it on Monday and Wednesday when I post. And you know how you can see on your phone how much time you've spent, like I spend like five minutes a week on Instagram. And it's amazing. And I feel like I've so much of my nervous system back, I have so much my mental real estate back. And I'm reinvesting that. I've launched my more community-oriented membership. And I'm reinvesting that energy in people who are really committed to showing up and engaging authentically. And I cannot explain what a difference that has made for my mental health. PATRICK CASALE: I'm really happy that you've done that for yourself because I know the amount of energy it takes. I also know how impactful it becomes. And it becomes a situation where you have… I, typically, in these moments will shut down, I will avoid, I'll turn everything off, I have to disconnect from everything. And then you're right, there's like this fearfulness of even opening the app back up. There's this like overwhelming dread sensation of like having to look at anything where you may perceive it in any sort of way that feels critical or… and not in a bad way because criticism is not always a bad thing, like you mentioned. But there are just people who like to just say stupid shit just to say stupid shit. And you have free rein to do that on the internet. So, it becomes really hard for people who are in online practices who are therapists who will have to network virtually, who have to show up online because that can really intensify very quickly and all of a sudden that leads to that shutdown or the disconnection. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, yeah. No, I love how you're connecting it to entrepreneurship because I think there's a lot of, particularly, ADHD entrepreneurs and RSD is very ADHD thing. And like, that double-edged sword of, yeah, like, you have to put yourself out there to be an entrepreneur. And oh, my goodness, if you put yourself out there, you're going to face criticism. You just are. Like, you can't please everyone. And something I like that's a mantra I remind myself, but when you have RSD you have to. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, you're right. And that's why I keep bringing up the entrepreneurial side is because so many ADHDers that I know are entrepreneurs and it makes sense. Like, it works with the way the brain functions, and the creativity, and the spontaneity, and all the innovation. And like, it's also really challenging because it is about showing up. And you mentioned something before that's sticking in my mind about like, the inner connection of like the inner woven thought, feeling, experience for autistic people. And I get that very much and so much of ourselves when we put ourselves out there in that way, is like this is an extension of how I'm feeling and how I'm moving through the world. So, for it to be picked apart at times of like, "Oh, well, this isn't that character, this doesn't sound right, or like, I don't like the way this came across." All of a sudden it becomes this, like, sensation or this experience of my personhood, like, my sense of self is being under attack right now. And that makes me want to, like, bury my head and hide. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, absolutely, absolutely. And then, again, I guess, to bring it back to the AuDHD experience, like, another thing I see and I experience as an autistic person is like the fear of putting something out there and it being factually wrong. Like, I think that's one of my biggest fears. And I see that with a lot of autistic people. Like, what if I write something, and then in five years new research comes out, and like that language, and that, like, I've been talking to my spouse a lot about… my business has just become a huge source of stress if I'm working way too many hours, and I'm chronically sick. So, something has to change. And one of the things I was realizing and talking with my spouse, the reason I'm so stressed is I'm frantically because I have this membership that I've historically published a workbook a month that also means I've got like 20 workbooks, and I'm like, what is wrong in that, that I now want to go back and update? Because the idea of like, anything being out in the world that has my name on it, that might be factually wrong, from an autistic lens is also, like, very unfathomable. PATRICK CASALE: And I imagine how unmanageable that becomes too, that it's like, "Oh, I have a 170-page workbook. Now I have to go back and add or edit and revise." And like, very time consuming, obviously. But, you know, Luke is obviously a God sent too, so… MEGAN NEFF: Yes, that's what he is [INDISCERNINBLE 00:16:44] one. But yeah, so I think, especially, the autistic ADHD experience, it gets complicated because there's a lot of different layers that we can feel rejected or criticized. So, this, I think, is a really important part of RSD. And I think this becomes an important part of learning how to work with RSD when our brain is hyper-vigilantly scanning for signs of rejection, what it means is that, like, the wiring around that is going to become like, and the neural pathways are going to become really forged around, like, perceiving rejection, which means we're going to perceive it when it's not actually there. And this is where I think partnerships and friendships really suffer. Like, let's say two ADHDers, right? So, like, someone forgets to call or someone forgets, like, because working memory, it can be a struggle, and the person with RSD that might trigger, like, that person doesn't care about me, and it could trigger so many narratives, when it's really like, oh, something came up and they forgot. And I think that is part of what causes so much pain around RSD is it's like someone is perceiving it chronically when they're not actually being rejected. PATRICK CASALE: That's what I come across the most too when people are asking questions around RSD is like, well, if I'm moving through the world where I'm constantly feeling this pain of rejection or experiencing it this way, how do I then move through the world? Because it's so hard to maintain friendships, working relationships, professional relationships, etc. when I'm experiencing RSD so intensely in all of these situations. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean, for a lot of people it's like, okay, it's easier just not to put myself out there. It's easier not to be in a relationship. It's easier to make my world small. And that's a really sad solution. PATRICK CASALE: It is because there's so many feelings of isolation, and loneliness, and disconnection as there is for a lot of neurodivergent people, so intentionally shrinking your world to protect yourself from potential harm, it's really, really hard. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. We haven't even talked about that aspect of RSD of, and this is why, like, you also hear autistic people talk about RSD. I'm really curious, we haven't seen a study on this but I'd be curious if we did a study that controlled for the ADHD because we know so many autistic people have ADHD, like purely autistic people, would they still have RSD? I'd love to see a study on that. But the neurodivergent experience of just perpetual miss-attunement, like we have had more rejection. So, that's another complicating factor, right? We're more likely to perceive it, but partly that's because we are more likely to have experienced social victimization and rejection. And then it becomes this kind of vicious feedback loop of if we show up anticipating rejection, we might have developed psychological defenses and ways of being in the world that actually make it more likely for us to be rejected. And, yeah, it's vicious. PATRICK CASALE: We've talked before about, like, how we always lay out the pain points because so much of the experience is pain points, honestly. But if we're saying this, right? And then we take a step back from the clinical lens for people to say, okay, this is my experience, this is my world, this is every day, this is how I move through relationships, this is how I perceive conversation and feedback. What do we do? MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, no, I mean, there are things we can do. And I'm going to kind of put it in two buckets, psychopharmacological. Okay, big words and brain fog don't mix well today. And then kind of psychological treatments or therapeutic, like, more traditional type treatments. And again, this comes from Dr. Dotson's work, but he has talked about, so there's a class of medications, I'm going to actually look it up so I make sure I'm using the right words, that it's a non-stimulant medication, that it's a class of medications that's sometimes used for a for ADHD. So, alpha agonist is the class, and clonidine and guanfacine are the two medications within that class. Okay, this is really technical, but both have about a 30% response rate. So, a response rate when we're talking about medication is kind of significant reduction of symptoms when the person is on it. So, 30% isn't great. But these two medications are different enough that if you try one, and it doesn't work, and you try the other, there's about a 55 to 60% response rate that one of these will work for you. That's actually a pretty good response rate when it comes to medication. And Dr. Dotson, and again, he is a psychiatrist, but like, he will talk about how he's worked with people who have maybe been like, psychoanalysts for 10 years. RSD wasn't touched, they go on medication, and it's like they ask a girl out for the first time or they apply for that job. Like, it provides emotional armor that they needed. A, to just get out of that avoidance suit, but B, to actually be able to engage like the talk therapy tools. We often need some sort of armor or just regulation to be able to engage the tools that are useful. So, I think that's a really helpful frame just to realize, like, there are medications out there that might be helpful for some people. PATRICK CASALE: That is definitely helpful. And then, you know, on the other bucket, the psychological framework and toolkit that we're talking about, what are strategies that you think are useful? MEGAN NEFF: So, yeah, like a lot of kind of the traditional emotion regulation strategies, but then like, a little bit more targeted. First of all, I think, learning about the rejection sensitivity lens, I say this a lot, and sometimes it gets big reactions, but like, we have to learn to not always trust our minds. Like, our minds are not always helpful. Sometimes, like- PATRICK CASALE: Totally. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, our minds love attention. And so sometimes it'll spew the most mean, negative, alarming things at us to get our attention. And this is one area where I think learning to not trust our minds becomes really important, realizing, okay, I am prone to have like a rejection goggles on or rejection lens on, which means I'm going to see it when, like, maybe my partner isn't actually trying to reject me, or maybe my boss is genuinely giving me… like, is intending good for me in this constructive feedback. So, I think one really getting clarity on that lens so that we can identify when that's on so that we can unhook from it a little bit more. I would say that's the first step. Other steps like emotion regulation strategies. So, again, if we put this back into the perspective of a threat response, our nervous system, our stress state, our fight, flight, freeze, fawn wherever we go in our nervous system is going to be activated when we're perceiving rejection. So, I'm a big fan of like nervous system mapping, which I think that comes from polyvagal theory. I don't love all of polyvagal theory, but I like this idea of nervous system mapping of like, let me map where I am in my stress response, and then figure out what tools you need. So, if you're someone who goes, like hyperarousal, you would need downregulation strategies to kind of help cool the body off. So, emotion regulation strategies. And then, also, things like knowing your rejection triggers, knowing your, like, what I call raw, but what I didn't come up with the term, but raw spots. Like, what are those raw spots or those areas in our life where maybe we have some attachment wounds, or some relational wounds so when they get bumped they pull a big reaction from us, getting a lot of clarity about, like, what are your rough spots? Why? What's the history of those? What happens to you when those get activated? So, also, like a ton of insight, right? Insight into your relational patterns, into your psyche. I'll stop there, that was a bit. There's, I'm sure more. PATRICK CASALE: Those are good to start out with so that people can implement this stuff and start, you know, doing their own research or incorporating these into their day-to-day because I think it's important to be proactive, too, because I think you're mentioning so many important tips right now and the raw spot suggestion, great suggestion, right? Because if you know what creates these triggers for you, then you can work on, you know, preventing, or at least putting into practice something that will help regulate when you're going into events like that or moments like that. I actually don't like at all, and I just want to be clear about this, CBT but REBT, rational emotive behavioral therapy, when you do like the ABCDE model of like activating event, behavioral challenge, challenging belief disputation, because what we're talking about is like, my wife's not picking up the phone, she must not love me anymore. And we're jumping to these conclusions, we're catastrophizing a lot, and I like that you said, don't always trust your brain because there are always, and I don't want to use blanket statements either, there are often alternative explanations for behavior. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, yeah. Wait, so are you saying you don't typically like CBT but you do like that CBT exercise? PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, I like that exercise because it allows you to say like, what's the activating event? Okay, she doesn't pick up the phone. My immediate reaction is she doesn't love me anymore, right? Like, and then you've kind of processed it through that lens of like, but what are the other scenarios here for not picking up the phone? MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, I'm glad you say that because I'm with you. And that, like, I tend to not default to CBT, especially, for neurodivergent or anyone who's had a marginalized experience in the world because I think it can be really invalidating. But then there's these tools from CBT that I really like. And I'm like, well, if you put it in context, this can actually be really helpful. And I don't want us to, like, throw the baby out with the bathwater. So, I'll talk about that too, like putting your thoughts through a reality filter. And there's certain questions you can ask to be like, okay, is this thought helpful to me right now? Is it like, yeah, are there cognitive distortions that are, like, influencing this? Kind of that detective work of like, let me become a detective of my own mind, and my own experience, and my own thoughts, which even just the act of stepping outside of the experience into that observing detective, ideally, non-evaluative, non-judgmental mode is therapeutic, no matter where you land on the reality filter of the thought. PATRICK CASALE: Absolutely, yeah. And I'll just piggyback on my statement of saying I'm not a fan of CBT. I know how harmful it is for marginalized communities and for neurodivergent folks in… oh, we could have a whole episode on therapeutic modalities that don't work well for neurodivergent human beings. But if you put it through that lens, and I like that you use that word, you can start becoming that detective, you can start, like, taking that step back because it's really helpful when it feels like almost everything is creating this intensification of experiences that leaves you feeling like you're not able to participate in your life because you just feel like you can't put yourself out there or you can't, you know, speak your mind, or you feel like you just can't show up the way you want to show up. And I think that's really challenging for a lot of ND folks, too, is like, if I can't show up authentically, that really feels uncomfortable and that feels really painful, too. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, I mean, that then ties into like masking and RSD which that can be its own, like complex conversation. But yeah, if masking helps reduce RSD you could see how like, okay, I'm going to say this, but then I'm going to unpack it, masking becomes a form of self-care. And I don't mean that masking is actually self-care, but like, in that option of like, I'm either going to, like, spiral, like, the fear of I'm going to spiral with RSD because I'm going to show up authentically and you know, the fear, it's not going to be perceived, or I'm going to mask, I could see how for someone masking feels like the less energy cost of the two. And again, that's assuming that masking is like a choice, which it often is not. But it's just that is an interesting, like, yeah, the masking RSD dynamic. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, absolutely. So, I think we could take this in a variety of ways. And I think we could talk about, like, partnership and RSD, I think we could talk about so many different avenues. I also don't know how your energy is and I want to check on that. MEGAN NEFF: No, I actually feel like I've talked a lot about like content creation in RSD, which is not going to be, like, the majority of people listening to this. So, I'd love to spend some energy to generalize it more to, yeah, relationships, workplace, things like that. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah. MEGAN NEFF: Absolutely. PATRICK CASALE: So, let's talk relationships. Whether it's, you know, different neurotypes, same neurotype, one person is experiencing RSD, one person's not, that can be really challenging because conflict can arise in relationships, and often does. And it can feel really, really painful to feel like you are being critiqued, or you feel really vulnerable, or you're, you know, feeling like you're spiraling often in conversations with your partner. And I imagine then the other partner would then feel that challenge too of like, I don't even know what I can say. MEGAN NEFF: Yes, yeah. I mean, I think it's painful for both people involved, right? Because if one person feels like they're walking on eggshells, right? That's kind of the famous metaphor, that is not healthy for a relationship if there's not the capacity to talk openly about what is happening, and if hard conversations spiral into, like, emotion dysregulation and conflict. So, that is a really painful scenario for both partners involved. Yeah, absolutely. With relationships, I'd be curious to kind of like overlay attachment style and RSD. And attachment theory is one that like it gets critiqued for being oversimplified, but I find it a really helpful lens, even with it being, if people know like, okay, this is probably an oversimplification, I still find it really helpful and to someone who has RSD and also, anxiously attached, like, there's going to be some big emotions when they perceive like an attachment injury or where they perceive they're being criticized. And again, kind of, I'm mapping, I guess, is my word today, but mapping out what are the attachment styles. There's a really great exercise from EFT therapy. It's infinity loop. I have a link on my website, I could link it in our show notes. But it's essentially you map out, like, what happens in the aftermath of an attachment injury. Like, what story does each partner start telling? What did they start doing, right? So, some partners will retreat, some will go to work because it's like, we have to fix this. But then that activates another story, like a secondary story. So, you can map out like, okay, what happens to us in an attachment injury. I think exercises like that become really helpful because then you can understand and name the chaos without a map of like, what is happening here? It's really confusing. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And I'm glad you mentioned that because I think recognizing the attachment style and the pattern and then being able to, again, step back when you're not activated and look at it, and say, okay, now I get a sense of like, what's happening in these moments because what you don't want to do, like you said, it's not a healthy partnership if you're walking on eggshells if you feel like you can't have communication, and it's very different experiences on either side, so each partner is experiencing this painfully but very differently, too. MEGAN NEFF: Absolutely, absolutely, yeah. Like, I think ideally the RSD could almost be externalized and be talked about as like a thing in the relationship, right? Like, okay, we just hit an RSD wall, or like, we just triggered the RSD. I love externalizing both and like individual techniques, I do it all the time. Like with, oh, my mind is doing this thing, right. That's it. I'm externalizing it. I'm making it less connected to me. I'm saving the relationships when we can externalize it and it's like, let's collaboratively solve the struggle we're experiencing around this RSD trigger versus you versus me. That really changes the conversation. PATRICK CASALE: It feels much more like teamwork at that point in time. And going back to your detective analogy before, like, you're both putting on that detective hat of like, how can we solve this together? Instead of you're injuring me versus I'm experiencing our relationship this way. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, yeah, exactly, exactly. Yeah, yeah, that makes such a big difference when partners can do that, like stand side by side, look at the dynamic together versus… I see that a lot, so much like accusations, and kind of like, I mean, our narcissism episode just came out. Like, you are a narcissist, or you're gaslighting me. Like these huge words get thrown out, or can get thrown out when we're looking at the other person as the problem versus looking at the dynamic, or the issue, or the like the process, content versus process. Like, that's a communication thing of when we're locked in the content, which we typically are during in RSD trigger. That means we're locked in like, the thing we're talking about. Process is kind of like bird's eye view, like what is actually happening here relationally? You can get unhooked from the content enough to have some process conversation, some process reflection, that is so helpful in relationships. PATRICK CASALE: Absolutely, 100%. And I think that's also a good transition point into professional relationships. Like, because those things happen in the workplace, too. And it can happen with your co-workers, it can happen from a employee/employer standpoint, and the implications can be pretty huge, like you said, not trying to go for that promotion that you wanted, not talking out in staff meetings because you're going to feel rejected for how you come across. There are so many ways that this can show up in the workplace, too. MEGAN NEFF: Absolutely, absolutely. And I think it's going to depend like, so I talked about, well, Dotson talks about three ways people can respond to RSD, I've added a fourth one. And I have like a little matrix up of like the different ways people can typically respond to RSD. So, workplace stress is going to depend on like, what is your kind of default response? So, like, perfectionism is a really common response to RSD. Like, if I just never make a mistake, then I'm fine. No one's ever going to perceive any of this, right? It's totally illogical, except it's not because we're going to make mistakes. People pleasing, so kind of, like, I put that in under the fawn mode. Like, perpetual people pleasing, like reading, like, what does this person want from me? And a lot of people that are RSD become really good at like, kind of taking in a person, figuring out exactly who they want the person to be. I think that ties back into masking and other things. And then avoidance. So, just like, I'm going to avoid putting myself out there. I think that's the one we've talked about the most in this episode. And then the one I added is the like projector or someone who gets like fight mode when they're perceiving rejection. So, yeah, workplace, if you're a perfectionist people pleaser, with RSD in the workplace, you're going to burn out really fast. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, yeah. It's going to look like workaholism, right? And you're going to be potentially putting in extra hours that are unnecessary, you're going to be taking on additional tasks that you don't really have the capacity for or don't want to do. And you're going to be one of those employees potentially that goes above and beyond for everything. And then ultimately, it's like, fuck, I can't do this job anymore. This is not manageable for me. This is not sustainable. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, yeah. And like I think you and I were probably both in that category. And I think that then resentment can come in. So, I would say it's like a more low-simmer chronic RSD response, right? Because there's this illusion of I can, yeah, evade rejection if I just work harder. But then the resentment that builds up, the burnout that that builds up. Absolutely, yeah. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, absolutely. And then it leads to either termination or leads to quitting a job that you may have been able to navigate or find some accommodation for and it can be really challenging. I think that if we're looking at the whole person, this is so impactful interpersonally, in relationships, in employment places, employment places, places of employment, [INDISCERNIBLE 00:39:39] but it's so impactful. So, knowing the triggers, like you said, implementing some of these soothing strategies for your nervous system, being able to have these conversations, being able to externalize. I think there are a lot of good strategies that you're naming and mentioning right now. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, yeah. And then also for the avoiders, right? Like getting out of the avoidance loop, which essentially, a lot of anxiety-based treatments are all about targeting avoidance because avoidance feeds anxiety. So, I would add that tool for the avoiders, and especially, with the workplace. Like, avoiders are probably going to be underemployed, they're not going to be going up for that promotion, they're not going to be putting themselves out there. And so really targeting avoidance, using exposure. Gosh, it's going to be a whole other episode. Actually, I feel some guilt about this because I think I used to be one of the voices that said this, and I'm now seeing it on social media a lot. Like, exposure therapy doesn't work for autistic people. Exposure therapy doesn't work for sensory habituation. But that doesn't mean it doesn't work for PTSD triggers, for anxiety. So, we have to get out of this, I think it's a dangerous mindset to say exposure therapy doesn't work for autistic people. When you're in an anxious-driven avoidance loop, you absolutely have to do exposure. Like, it can be natural, it should be led by you. So, for that person exposure and addressing the anxiety would be a really important part of the toolkit. PATRICK CASALE: Glad you name that. I think that's a really good tip and also good framework for the recognition that in some instances certain techniques and strategies are useful, like we said before, despite not being useful as like a blanket statement or across the board. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah, I'm starting to become more gentle in my language use. Like, I think I used to be like, "This kind of therapy is bad." Like, I used to say, like, "CBT is bad for autistic people." I'm now more around like things need to be adapted, right? So, you need to adapt exposure therapy when you do it for an autistic person, 1,000%. If you're using CBT, you should adapt it and consider the marginalized experiences. So, I'm kind of like, yeah, I'm changing my narrative a little bit and how I talk about it. I'm softening it to talk more about adapting and less about what's good and what's bad. PATRICK CASALE: I think it's also important to like, differentiate between taking one simple tool, or technique, or strategy from something, opposed to saying like, okay, CBT as a whole, we don't like it. But this one technique really is useful if we adapt it in a neurodivergent affirmative way. And I think that you could do that with a lot of different therapeutic interventions and modalities. MEGAN NEFF: Absolutely, absolutely. Yeah, yeah, yeah. PATRICK CASALE: Usually, three yeahs in a row from you is like, all right, let's transition out. So, is that where we're at? MEGAN NEFF: I mean, I don't know how long we've been recording. You're right. Like, you said this before we started recording because we were both feeling really lousy. And I was like, "I don't know if this will be a good episode." You were like, "Usually when we start talking it like works." I feel like I could talk longer. But I also feel like I could be done. I don't know, what do you feel? PATRICK CASALE: I feel the same way. I think we've been recording now for about 45 minutes so- MEGAN NEFF: Okay, good length. PATRICK CASALE: Good length of time. And I think it's a good foundational episode to then build off of for different perspectives. I think we can also have people on here to talk about their own RSD experiences, and how it shows up, and how they work through it, or try to manage, and support themselves. So, I think we can go a lot of directions with this. MEGAN NEFF: Yeah. And I mean, I love, we should definitely do a like answer questions follow up because I think people have a lot of questions around this topic. And so we could do that. PATRICK CASALE: Yeah, will say I didn't think about even asking for questions for the episode until like 10 minutes before we started recording. We got like six questions immediately. So, I think that with another day or two, we could compile all that and we can address that the next time we record. MEGAN NEFF: Let's do that. PATRICK CASALE: Cool. Well, for those of you who don't know, Megan, and I haven't recorded in like three and a half weeks because I've been gone and I just appreciate being able to fall back into this even though we feel crappy, like connected in that way. So, just want to thank you for that. What was I going to say? MEGAN NEFF: I think episodes are out every Friday on all major platforms, Spotify, Apple… PATRICK CASALE: What Megan just said, new episodes are out every single Friday. If you have topic requests, if you have questions you want answered, please email our Gmail address that's attached to our Instagram, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. We do read those. We don't always respond because we just don't always have the capacity or the spoons to do so. And new episodes are out every single Friday on all major platforms and YouTube. And Megan has a 170-page workbook on RSD that you can purchase from her website at neurodivergentinsights.com. And that will be linked in the show notes as well. Cool. All right, goodbye.
If you have sensitivities to dairy, it may not be the dairy itself but the type and quality of dairy you are consuming that is causing the issue. Sam Ingersoll from Kalona Supernatural joins us to delve into the politics of dairy, revealing what most people don't know about the demands and requirements imposed by the government and the numerous regulations dairy farmers must adhere to. He also discusses the demands grocery stores place on brands in order for their products to be shelved, including fees brands must pay to the store and participation in advertisements that drain the resources of small brands. It's an unfortunate reality. Additionally, we explore regenerative agriculture and its benefits not only for animals but also for our gut health. We also discuss the distinction between homogenized and non-homogenized dairy and the origins of this so-called scam, along with much more! Topics discussed: Why many probiotics in yogurt are actually dead Why smaller brands are more expensive The unsaid truth about paying stores for shelf space Shelf space of dairy Regenerative Agriculture vs Organic Farming Conventional dairy vs organic and regenerative dairy The politics of dairy farmers Requirements farmers are forced to do Why adding synthetic vitamins to dairy is required by law Homogenize vs non-homogenized Different types of pasteurization methods A2 dairy Connect with Sam and Kalona Supernatural: Online Instagram Sponsored By: Bethany's Pantry L-glutamine + Protein Powder Use Code DIGEST For a discount! Bite Toothpaste Get 20% off your first order with code DIGEST Trybite.com/digest LMNT Go to: www.drinklmnt.com/digest to get 8 FREE packs Ned CBD Get 15% off helloned.com/DIGEST or use code “DIGEST” at checkout Check Out Bethany: Bethany's Pantry Bethany's Instagram: @lilsipper Bethany's Website My Digestive Support Protein Powder Gut Reset Book Subscribe to my weekly newsletter (Friday Finds) www.lilsipper.com/subscribe As always, if you have any questions for the show please email us at email@example.com. And if you like this show, please share it, rate it, review it and subscribe to it on your favorite podcast app. Produced by Drake Peterson & Edited by Mike Frey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I'm back with one of my favorite guests who is always up for the challenge of a podcast–no matter what the topic is! I want to explore the term rejection sensitivity dysphoria and get Dr. Lesley Cook's take on it because I have so many questions. Let's learn more together! Dr. Lesley Cook is a psychologist who works with those with ADHD and other kinds of neurodivergence. Born and raised in Hawaii, she now lives in Virginia and works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Show Highlights: ● What RSD (rejection sensitivity dysphoria) is and how it is manifested ● KC's personal experience with RSD and feelings of worthlessness ● How RSD is different from sensory sensitivity and autism ● Thoughts about the strong word dysphoria in RSD ● KC's personal experience with RSD and being told she is “too sensitive” ● How we can grow, change, and find regulatory strategies for RSD ● Why it is difficult to communicate the facets and nuances of RSD and other interpersonal difficulties Resources and Links: Connect with Dr. Lesley Cook: TikTok Connect with KC: Website, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook Get KC's book, How to Keep House While Drowning We love the sponsors that make this show possible! You can always find all the special deals and codes for all our current sponsors on our website: www.strugglecare.com/promo-codes.
In today's episode, we'll explore the science behind tooth sensitivity, dissect the various reasons why it occurs after restorative work, and arm you with the knowledge you need to navigate this common clinical challenge. We'll discuss strategies using glass ionomer materials and we'll learn how the experts use silver diamine fluoride to achieve amazing results. Our expert guest today is Dr. Jeff Brucia. Dr Brucia is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry and is in private practice focusing on Esthetic and Restorative dentistry in San Francisco, California.
This is a Grave Talks CLASSIC EPISODE! Sometimes, you just know that something is off. Sometimes, you know when you're not alone, even when you can't see or hear anything around you. Periodically, those feelings are verified in a way that can only be described as traumatic. This is how life started for Rylie Cousins. A life of moving from house to house and ghost to ghost at every turn. Were spirits attracted to Rylie and her family, or does she have a unique ability to see and hear spirits on the other side? Become a Premium Supporter of The Grave Talks Through Apple Podcasts or Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/thegravetalks) There, you will get: Access to every episode of our show, AD-FREE! Access to every episode of our show before everyone else! Other EXCLUSIVE supporter perks and more!
This is a Grave Talks CLASSIC EPISODE! Sometimes, you just know that something is off. Sometimes, you know when you're not alone, even when you can't see or hear anything around you. Periodically, those feelings are verified in a way that can only be described as traumatic. This is how life started for Rylie Cousins. A life of moving from house to house and ghost to ghost at every turn. Were spirits attracted to Rylie and her family, or does she have a unique ability to see and hear spirits on the other side? Become a Premium Supporter of The Grave Talks Through Apple Podcasts or Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/thegravetalks) There, you will get: Access to every episode of our show, AD-FREE! Access to every episode of our show before everyone else! Other EXCLUSIVE supporter perks and more!
A sensitivity reader is a somewhat controversial title in book-lover circles: it's a specialized editor who looks through authors' work for potentially offensive material or stereotypes. Actor and director Shelley Thompson used three sensitivity readers for her novel, Roar, which is about the experience of a trans woman and her family. Host Jeff Douglas spoke with Thompson and one of the readers, Veronica Merryfield.
I have Julia back to the show (the eyes!!) and she teaches us about Energy Checks, and we give each other energy checks. Then we gab! This is a video podcast on Spotify. Thank you, Julia! Want to know more about Julia? Julia Harrell is a Clairvoyant and Spiritual Development Coach who helps Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, and Intuitives to overcome their sensitivities, heal themselves, and thrive. As a rock drummer in San Francisco, Julia struggled to fit into environments geared toward drinking and spacing out. Once she recognized this pattern, she began meditating and found her true place in the world through spiritual training and practice. She went from being told she was ‘too sensitive' and shutting the world out with loud drums to not only learning to overcome the sensitivities, but also open her natural spiritual abilities to see (Clairvoyance) and know (Claircognizance) truth for herself. This shift in her own life led Julia to study clairvoyant development over the past 30 years. Since 2008, she has guided thousands of students through professional readings, healings, and teachings and now witnesses miracles weekly as her students wake up to who they truly are as they begin to understand their purpose. Julia was featured in Marin Living's Groundbreaking Women edition and has had been a guest on several podcasts. She also had her own podcast channel on Awareness Ascending, an all-livestream awakening network.She is a contributing author in the upcoming book, "Harmony in Chakras Volume 3: Raising Happy and Healthy Children: For Entrepreneurs Working at Home by Olivia Whiteman. Julia is also currently working on her own book, “Sensitivity as a Strength, Your Path to Spiritual Awakening.' Website- https://www.juliaharrell.com Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/juliaharrell_spiritualguide/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/JuliaHarrellClairvoyant Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXiOkZfndYYU8KBamBsDGPA --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lisa-rusczyk/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lisa-rusczyk/support
You name it. We EXPLAIN it. In this episode, Robin Riddle, FNP-C explains food allergy and food sensitivity testing, the difference between the two, and the importance of fixing the gut. What did you think of this episode of the podcast? Let us know by leaving a review! Connect with Performance Medicine! Sign up for our weekly newsletter: https://performancemedicine.net/doctors-note-sign-up/ Facebook: @PMedicine Instagram: @PerformancemedicineTN YouTube: Performance Medicine
In this episode, Jenn Lozano and board member Ann Stevens explore the art of listening in an Unbound session or simply to a friend or someone in need.Ann describes three overall ways one can respond when listening to hard things shared. Responses of fear or pride may be human responses, but God will give us grace to respond in humility, extending compassion to the individual receiving prayer. Join them as Ann shares the importance of taking personal time prior to an Unbound ministry session to seek the Lord and meditate, even briefly, on a passage from Matthew 7. She reminds us about the depth and unlimited nature of God's forgiveness.There is the “small story,” and the “big story.” The small story being the details of a prayer recipient's account and the big story of God's power forgiveness and the ability to move into the bigger place of what God is doing.Ann speaks about the importance of staying present in the moment and being aware of one's own body language so the recipient feels heard.The idea of redirecting within an Unbound session is discussed, with Jenn giving an example of a time when she was leading and a recipient withdrew because they felt unheard in the moment. Listening is an art and tips are provided to be compassionate without getting stuck rehashing the hard things someone has been through. Ann shares a personal example of a time that she received compassion during a therapy session and describes how the empathy shown by the therapist helped her feel heard in the moment. The biblical account of the disciples on the road to Emmaus is explored, showing how Jesus came alongside the disciples and, after listening to their story, helped draw them out of their small story into the bigger picture of what God was doing. Ann concludes with the reminder that as we remember God's unlimited compassion and mercy for each of us personally, we can through the Holy Spirit not judge and can help a prayer recipient step into recognizing God's big story. Find a great talk by Fr. Boniface Hicks that also teaches on listening.Join us at one of our Freedom in Christ conferencesSupport our mission and donate today!Check out Unbound and find other resourcesRelease: November 2023Music by Christian HarperArtwork by Rosemary Strohm at Command-S
If your Sensitivity is ruling your life, and not in a good way, I totally feel you! Because I used to feel the same way. Being sensitive felt like a burden. Being sensitive felt limiting, almost like a curse. Like my sensitivity was a weakness, that there was something wrong with me, and if only I could fix it I'd finally be happy and things would be easier. In this weeks episode, I call Bullsh*t on this narrative! AND I share why CLAIMING your Sensitivity as a Superpower is an imperative for you to heal and learn to love and accept yourself so you can thrive in your life and relationships. Stay tuned for next weeks episode, where I share more about HOW you can actually do this! Curious about working with me? Book your *free* Discovery Call:)
For more inspired edutainment, visit: www.bebettermedia.tvKey Points & Memorable Quotes - “I teach my clients ‘You are defined by the stories that you tell yourself.'” 9:17“The starting line is not equal, it's not the same for everybody.” - Wendy @ 21:25“If you can figure out how you can win in the moment at all times, then you're going to go great places.” 23:06“You have to forgive and take the lessons from the losses.” 32:39“Love yourself more.” 52:53Guest Bio - Josh Parish is a Southern-born man of many skill sets. Currently living at the beach in Destin FL and advising people worldwide through his online fitness & life coaching business, Josh has helped hundreds of people rid their bodies of aches and pains while simultaneously transforming their physiques. He's been called many things over the course of his life but the “Feel Good Fitness Guru” is his favorite. He's also a Real Estate Broker & has sold nearly $40,000,000 worth of investment properties over the last 4 years.Show Notes - 0:00 - Coming Up on ‘What I Meant to Say'0:34 - WIMTS Intro0:57 - Welcome to Josh Parish1:47 - Share Your Early Life with Us5:03 - What is Sleep Paralysis?6:56 - Recreating Myself & the Importance of Perception11:17 - Can You Describe the New Versions & Patterns?13:53 - Inner Vs. Outer World 16:08 - How Do You Manage Burnout As An Overgiver & An HSP?19:05 - Advice for the Next Generation on Comparison & Popularity 22:33 - Family Background & Generational Healing Discussion31:38 - Forgiveness for Your Mind, Body, & Spirit36:20 - Create Your Own Health & Wellness41:20 - Lack of Masculinity in the Healing Space43:39 - Tips & Tools for Looking Inward51:44 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self52:31 - Where Can People Connect with You?52:54 - Thank You & ClosingLinks & Where to Find Josh - Linktree | www.TheJoshParish.com IG: @TheJoshParishTiktok: @TheJoshParishX: @TheJoshParish
This episode is an unusual one as I'm joined by three different guests. We are getting a different perspective on grief as we wade into the messy complexity of interacting with someone deep into grief and being the person in grief who is trying to field all those interactions. These three people have experienced grief in losing someone very close to them. I ask them the same questions about what people said and did that were helpful gestures AND those that were not helpful, along with what they wish people would have done and said. Their varying answers are insightful and revealing, helping us to understand that there is no one right answer to navigating grief. Being human is complex and messy, and there is no better example of that than when grief and loss slam into our lives. Join us to hear the different perspectives on grief from my friends, Shayna, Rachel, and Portia. *Sensitivity warning: We are talking about death in this episode, so be aware that our specific topics are infant death, spousal death, and the death of a close friend. Show Highlights: ● My first guest, Portia Burch: ○ How she lost her close friend, Tish, unexpectedly, around the same time as another meaningful loss in her life ○ The value of those who “bear witness” to our loss ○ How Portia responds to those who ask, “What do you need? What can I do for you?” ○ Why Portia wanted people to let her be, act normal around her, and not expect too much from her ○ Why it's good to ask someone how they would like for us to proceed as they deal with a loss ○ How we can rephrase our questions into statements and listen to context clues to better follow up with someone during grief ○ Things people say that are not helpful during grief: comments like “this will get easier,” and “she's in a better place” ○ What it really means to comfort someone ○ What we should talk more about the joy of a person's life instead the fact that someone is gone ○ Why Portia says, “Grief is what we feel when our love has no place to go.” ● My next guest, Rachel: ○ How she lost her husband, Jim, in 2017, just before Father's Day ○ How Rachel responds to those who ask, “What do you need? What can I do for you?” ○ How Rachel thought of grief and the people in proximity to it as ripples on a pond ○ Ways in which people were actually helpful with tangible support and care ○ Why Rachel vigilantly safeguarded how her husband's death was explained to her kids ○ Rachel's take on what to say and do to help someone experiencing acute grief ● My next guest, Shayna Raphael: ○ How she lost her daughter, Claire, eight years ago as an infant ○ How Shayna responds to those who ask, “What do you need? What can I do for you?” ○ What people did for Shayna and her family that were helpful actions ○ Things people did or said that were NOT helpful: comments about religion, closure, “a better place,” etc. ○ Why it isn't helpful when people try to force comfort on a grieving person ○ Why those who show up and “enter into the messiness” are comforting ○ How Shayna found help and support through a Facebook group ○ Why Shayna and her husband founded the Claire Bear Foundation to provide safe sleep spaces to families across the US Resources and Links: Connect with our guests: The Claire Bear Foundation Connect with KC: Website, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook Get KC's book, How to Keep House While Drowning We love the sponsors that make this show possible! You can always find all the special deals and codes for all our current sponsors on our website: www.strugglecare.com/promo-codes.
136 Today I bring you some scientific researched- backed HOPE for you and your marriage. If you are an HSP, this is essential knowledge about yourself and what's possible for you. Did you know that being an HSP makes it more likely for you to arrive at the happiness you want in your marriage, when you put certain conditions in place? Because you have a special advantage as an HSP in this area. It's true! In this episode, I will tell you all about it and some of the science that proves it.There is something special about us HSPs: our sensitivity, which can make it either easier (it can BOOST you) or harder to be WELL (it can PLUMMET you) in this life, depending on some things. Learn what those things are–and how to BEST take advantage of this special aspect of your sensitivity in this episode. When you know this, you will be best positioned ( and I mean better positioned than most ALL other humans) to make your marriage come alive with the mutual love, support and connection you want, and to feel deeply WELL as a human being. Listen in.SHOW NOTESClick to learn about and enroll in TREASURED. Sign up by November 4th to get a full Bonus course: the Foundations of Emotional Well-Being for HSPs. Ready to join? Click here to get started.
Today, I am blessed to have here with me Cynthia Thurlow. Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, nutrition, and intermittent fasting expert, and two-time TEDx speaker. She is deeply committed to assisting women in achieving well-being via the healing power of nutrition and fasting. Cynthia believes that you may feel better tomorrow than you do now and wants to empower you to do so! Cynthia spent nearly 20 years in clinical medicine, working in both the emergency room and cardiology. Cynthia began to think more about the root causes of chronic health concerns, despite her appreciation for mainstream medicine's ability to treat disease and save lives. She quickly saw the importance of the connection between food and her patients' health. Cynthia pursued additional nutrition and functional testing training to help others achieve maximum health. This episode takes a deep dive into protein, mTor vs autophagy, biochemical individuality and more. / / E P I S O D E S P ON S O R S Wild Pastures: $20 OFF per Box for Life + Free Shipping for Life + $15 OFF your 1st Box! https://wildpastures.com/promos/save-20-for-life-lf?oid=6&affid=132&source_id=podcast&sub1=ad BonCharge: Blue light Blocking Glasses, Red Light Therapy, Sauna Blankets & More. Visit https://boncharge.com/pages/ketokamp and use the coupon code KETOKAMP for 15% off your order. Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list. [14:00] What's the Importance of Protein to Aging and Metabolic Health? ● Protein is a critical macronutrient, especially as we age, as it helps stimulate muscle protein synthesis and maintain lean muscle tissue. ● Contrary to previous beliefs, older individuals need more protein to combat muscle loss and support insulin sensitivity. ● The minimum recommended protein intake per meal is 30 grams for most people, with some individuals requiring more based on their needs. ● Properly understanding portion sizes and macronutrient combinations is essential for optimizing protein intake. ● Inadequate protein consumption may contribute to the metabolic health crisis, emphasizing the importance of including enough protein in one's diet as they age. [18:06] Change Your Perspective and Support Your Overall Health! ● Cancer is a multifactorial disease influenced by various factors, including diet, lifestyle, environmental exposures, and even emotional health. ● Fixating on a single aspect, such as excess protein intake and mTOR activation, oversimplifies the complex nature of cancer development. ● Chronic and habitual one-meal-a-day (OMAD) fasting can lead to metabolic distress, muscle loss, and hinder metabolic health. ● Individuals must shift away from restrictive dieting and nourish their bodies with adequate nutrition to support overall health. ● Society's disordered relationship with food, body image, and weight contributes to unhealthy dietary and lifestyle practices and the rise of unhealthy diet culture. [29:35] Here's What You Need To Know About Animal and Plant-Based Protein ● The amino acid composition of animal-based protein is superior to that of plant-based protein. ● When choosing plant-based protein, it's essential to be cautious about consuming excessive carbohydrates to meet protein intake goals. ● Metabolic health and insulin sensitivity are significant in determining the ability to handle plant-based protein, particularly for those in perimenopause and menopause. ● The Protein Leverage Hypothesis highlights the importance of adequate protein intake for satiety and blood sugar regulation. ● Starting the day with a higher protein meal can lead to greater satiety and reduced cravings throughout the day, promoting healthier eating habits. [35:25] How Do You Get More Protein while Intermittent Fasting? Check this out! ● Adjust your fasting and feeding windows to make it more manageable to consume an adequate amount of protein. ● Slowly increase protein intake to reach your target, especially if you are metabolically healthy. ● Use tracking apps like Chronometer to get a clear picture of your daily protein intake. ● Consider incorporating a high-quality protein shake or amino acids if you struggle to meet your protein goals through whole foods. ● Bio-individuality plays a significant role in choosing protein sources and added ingredients, so find what works best for your digestion and preferences. [46:14] Fasting for Menopausal Women and Its Benefits and Considerations ● Focus on managing stress and improving sleep before diving into fasting for postmenopausal women. ● Fasting should be considered one of many strategies and should not be added without addressing foundational issues like sleep and stress. ● Individualize fasting strategies for postmenopausal women and use them as a beneficial stressor rather than overloading the body. ● Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a valid option for menopausal women but should be approached with informed decision-making and working with healthcare providers. ● Understand the hormonal changes in the body during menopause and their influence on fasting and health, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. [56:08] Strategic Application of Stressors: Hormesis and Fasting ● Utilize hormetic stressors like fasting, exercise, and cold exposure to promote resilience and strength. ● Be strategic with stressors by understanding genetic susceptibility and personal tolerances. ● For some, long fasting, categorized as more than 24 hours, may not be suitable, especially for lean middle-aged individuals, due to concerns about muscle loss. ● Consider gender-specific and age-specific factors when determining the best fasting regimens. ● Monitor health markers, including muscle mass and immune system function, to make informed decisions about fasting strategies. [1:02:00] Achieving Autophagy and Hormetic Stress ● While eating breakfast can be challenging for some, the goal is to consume most of your daily calories earlier, optimizing cortisol levels and insulin sensitivity. ● The timing of meals affects the body's balance of hormones like ghrelin and leptin. ● Blue light exposure, especially at night, can disrupt hormonal rhythms and affect hunger hormones. ● Scientific studies may vary in their findings regarding hormone levels, but real-world results and individual experiences should guide your eating schedule. ● Monitoring your feelings, energy levels, weight loss, mood, and sleep quality is crucial in determining the right breakfast timing. [1:09:00] What effects on your health do environmental toxins have? Reduce Your Risk! ● HRV (Heart Rate Variability) varies significantly from person to person due to genetic and individual factors, making it crucial to establish a personal baseline and progress over time. ● Comparing your HRV to others can lead to frustration and unrealistic expectations, as it's heavily influenced by age, genetics, and other factors. ● Environmental factors, such as mold exposure and EMF radiation, can profoundly affect health, leading to symptoms like poor sleep, weight gain, and inflammation. ● Sensitivity to environmental stressors differs among individuals, making some more like "canaries in the coal mine" who react strongly to these exposures. ● Identifying and addressing environmental contributors to health issues is vital to a holistic approach to well-being. AND MUCH MORE! 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This week's episode is a word of encouragement for those of us who are highly sensitive… and love letter for all they do for us. I'll open up about my own experiences as a sensitive person and how I've learned to love and care for that part of me. Plus we'll dive into how we can support those who are more sensitive than us, not only for their own good, but for the good of all of us.Resources:// Episode 152: Sensitivity and Addiction// Episode 179: Medicine for These Times// If you're looking for ways to find deep, genuine connection with other like-minded humans, join me in the Adventure Mastermind – a small group of inclusive, self-identified womyn who get way behind the bullshit and embark on a 6-month adventure together, inward, and outward. Early-bird registration is officially open. So head on over to AdventureMastermind.com and grab your spot now… plus get in on some seriously sweet early registration bonuses like saving $2k and getting private sessions with Ana! // Want something more self-paced with access to weekly group support and getting coached by yours truly? Check out Freedom School – the community for ALL things related to freedom, inside and out. Plus, we have entire months devoted to wisdom and compassion. Learn more at JoinFreedomSchool.com. I can't wait to see you there! // If you're new to the squad, grab the Rebel Buddhist Toolkit I created at RebelBuddhist.com. It has all you need to start creating a life of more freedom, adventure, and purpose. You'll also get access to the Rebel Buddhist private group, and tune in every Wednesday as I go live with new inspiration and topics.
For parents expecting a newborn, their top priority is bringing a healthy baby into this world. But it's not just their responsibility while their baby is in the womb. As newborns, important screenings are changing health outcomes. Over 98% of U.S. newborns are screened for hearing loss and about 6,000 U.S. infants born are identified early with a permanent hearing loss. In all 50 states and Washington D.C., there are newborn screening laws to make sure these tests happen. Experts say they are crucial to keep at the forefront of newborn care. It's doctors like Owen Darr, MD, whose passion is helping these kids live the best life possible. “Working with families, helping them through a difficult time, finding interventions –– sometimes small, sometimes big –– that can really make a positive impact on a child's life,” Dr. Darr says. In today's episode, we are joined by Dr. Darr and Kristin Uhler, PhD. Dr. Darr specializes in otolaryngology at Children's Hospital Colorado. He is also an assistant professor of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. Dr. Uhler is an audiologist at Children's Colorado, as well as an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Uhler explains that 1998 was the year experts provided the efficacy for newborn screening. “Where they realized if you screen a baby by 1 month of age, you then rescreen them at and diagnose them with either hearing loss or normal hearing by 3 months of age, and then enroll them in early intervention by 6 months of age, that they have language on par with their typical hearing peers by preschool,” Dr. Uhler Says. Some highlights from this episode include: Why we screen newborns and what we are screening for Sensitivity and specificity of the hearing test Intervention options to help children with hearing loss When physicians should refer kids for a hearing test Today's episode is underwritten by The Daniels Fund, a proud supporter of Charting Pediatrics and Children's Colorado. Cable television pioneer Bill Daniels suffered hearing loss traced to his service as a decorated fighter pilot in World War II. His hearing loss increased over the years, and even the most advanced treatments available at that time provided only a limited increase in his range of hearing. His experience formed a strong catalyst for the Daniel's Fund gift to Children's Colorado for the Bill Daniels Center for Children's Hearing. Thank you to The Daniels Fund for your continued investment in Children's Hospital Colorado. For more information on Children's Colorado, visit: childrenscolorado.org
Rejection sensitive dysphoria refers to unbearable feelings of pain following an actual or perceived rejection — and it is almost ubiquitous with ADHD. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., explains how RSD manifests, and strategies for managing emotional sensitivity. Free Resources on RSD and ADHD: Download: Understanding Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria Read: Challenging the Fallacy of “Not Good Enough” Read: Rejection Sensitivity Is Worse for Girls and Women with ADHD Access the video and slides for this episode here: https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/emotional-dysregulation-rejection-sensitive-dysphoria-toolkit/ Thank you for listening to ADDitude's ADHD Experts podcast. Please consider subscribing to the magazine (additu.de/subscribe) to support our mission of providing ADHD education and support.
Let's talk about salt sensitivity and the dangers of consuming too much salt. Consuming too much sodium can lead to certain health problems, including: • Heart disease • High blood pressure • Stroke • Edema • Increased mortality The body tends to hold sodium when a person has a potassium deficiency. You can even have salt sensitivity, which causes you to retain sodium and water. But, again, this could be caused by a potassium deficiency. Sodium and potassium work together in the body. The daily requirements for sodium are 2300 mg, but the daily requirements for potassium are 4700 mg. You really need twice as much potassium as sodium. Many people aren't consuming enough potassium in their diet but consume a lot of sodium. A genetic problem can also cause some people to be salt sensitive. I believe one of the best things you can do for salt sensitivity is to increase your potassium. I don't think a low-salt diet is the answer. You don't want to end up having a potassium deficiency and a sodium deficiency. You need sodium and potassium to support the body in many different ways. If you're deficient in these key electrolytes, you could experience arrhythmias, fatigue, and weakness. Overall, you need sodium, but you need a lot more potassium.
#376: If you suspect your baby is sensitive to food, is it worth your time and money to explore food sensitivity testing? In this episode, noted pediatrician and allergist David Stukus, MD explains why and how food sensitivity tests do NOT work…and what (if anything) you should be testing for at all with regards to your baby's ability to tolerate food. Follow Dr. Stukus on Instagram @allergykidsdoc.