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38: Taking Care of your Sexual Health with Dr. David McKenzie

Fit + Vibrant You

Release Date: 03/23/2016

288: Perfectionism Still Has a Hold Over You show art 288: Perfectionism Still Has a Hold Over You

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The Most Common Trait of Chronic Dieters Is… Perfectionism. Perfectionism, according to the dictionary (er… Google) is a refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. And is the most common trait of women who struggle with their diet.  So many women claim they are ‘all or nothing’ when it comes to their food choices. They either have to do it perfectly, or they rubber-band in the opposite direction because they eventually crumble under the pressure. No doubt, it feels good to be perfect. Your diet is neat and tidy. You’re in control. You’re ticking off the boxes. But if...

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287: Keep Yourself Accountable show art 287: Keep Yourself Accountable

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Do you only keep a food journal when you're eating well?  Do you often skip your evening reflection or your weigh in when you've been off plan?  It feels good when we're doing well, but what about when we're not?  That's when most of us want to STOP looking at the data. We want to ignore what's going on because it feels more comfortable.  Friend, I want you to feel good about yourself not because you're ignoring the truth. I don't want you to pretend that the negative habits and consequences aren't happening, because they are. I want you to feel better because you are...

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286: A POWERFUL Mindset Shift to Overcome All or Nothing Thinking show art 286: A POWERFUL Mindset Shift to Overcome All or Nothing Thinking

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Good morning friend! This podcast is inspired by a recent lightbulb moment I had while working out at the gym (specifically I was doing a single arm cable chest press :). It wasn't a new idea to me, but it hit me at a deeper level. I drove home, set up my computer, hit record, and now you have episode #286!   So many women I work with struggle with all or nothing thinking. And even if it might be better than before, the tendency or all or nothing thinking persists. In today's podcast, I share a POWERFUL mindset shift that will immediately overcome the 'what's the point of _____'...

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285: 3 Hormones You Need to Keep in Check to Lose Weight and Feel Good show art 285: 3 Hormones You Need to Keep in Check to Lose Weight and Feel Good

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I talk A LOT about mindset… but if you're trying to fight your physiology with mindset or willpower, you're going to lose.  In this week's episode I go over 3 hormones you MUST pay attention to if you want to get the body, and life you want. We'll dive into WHY they matter, and most importantly WHAT TO DO to balance hormones so you can get to your happy, healthy body weight AND love the journey. Press play, better yet, go for a walk and press play, and join me on the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast! When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help. ⭐️  Join the 5...

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284: My Thoughts on Food as Fuel (It's Not What you Think!) show art 284: My Thoughts on Food as Fuel (It's Not What you Think!)

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Don't reward yourself with food, you're not a dog. Don't call it a cheat meal. Food is fuel. What's your guilty pleasure? There's no wonder so many of us struggle with out relationship with food... it's CONFUSING!  There's so many cute little memes on social media preaching an all-or-nothing way of thinking around food.    And therein lies the problem. Join me on today's episode of the Fit + Vibrant You podcast for some real talk about the dogmatic advice I hear from the so-called experts.  I go on a bit of a rant, but I think it's a meaningful rant. I'd love to...

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283: You Need These Two Things to Be Consistent (Are You Missing These?) show art 283: You Need These Two Things to Be Consistent (Are You Missing These?)

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Most women have tried everything to lose weight…except consistency. Let’s change that.  “I do well for a while… and then I fall off.” Many women I’ve worked with have tried everything… Juice fasts. Weight watchers. Noom. Sure Slim. Keto. Whole30. They’ve gone through all the diets and workout plans. They’ve tried everything… except consistency. But consistency is not something you have or don't have. It's a skill that you learn and practice and get better at. If you want to get and STAY consistent, this episode is for you. Press play and listen in! When...

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282: How to Workout to Support Your Hormones with Debra Atkinson show art 282: How to Workout to Support Your Hormones with Debra Atkinson

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It's no surprise that your body will change through the decades and you might have noticed that what worked in the past is longer working for you. Before you throw in the towel, or try pushing HARDER, listen to this episode.  Your body has changed. It only makes sense that your workouts should too!  This week I've invited Debra Atkinson on the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast to share how to workout throughout menopause to have the vibrant energy  and strength you want, and deserve.   We cover: 💕 Why you need to think about HORMONES and not just calories in/ calories out...

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281: At What Point do You Just Give In and Accept Your Body? show art 281: At What Point do You Just Give In and Accept Your Body?

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Have you ever been swayed to 'cheat' on your diet because you don't want to appear better than your friends?  At what point, after so many failed attempts, do you just accept that you love food and whatever body comes with that? Today I'm answering YOUR questions. I'll share my opinions on these questions, plus some other topics around motivation, fruit and nibbling in the kitchen.  If you have a question, reach out! You can email me: or dm me on instagram (@tanja_shaw)   When you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how I can help. ⭐️ Get the Wake Up...

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280: The Missing Link for Weight Loss with Kelly Bonanno show art 280: The Missing Link for Weight Loss with Kelly Bonanno

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You're motivated to eat well and workout. You're eating the right foods and getting movement in every day. You wonder "Why can't I lose weight no matter what I do?" Food, exercise, stress, sleep, water all impact your health. And, so does your environmental toxins. In fact, some of the toxins can lead to weight loss resistance. Where to start? What to do? I've invited Kelly Bonanno on the podcast to help.  Listen in to our conversation to discover: 💕 How toxins can impact your overall health, your hormones and your body's ability to lose fat 💕  The most common mistakes when...

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I don't think I really need to ask "do you want to lose weight/ eat healthier, etc. without feeling deprived?" The answer is obviously yes. No, Tanja. Could you please share with me how to lose weight while being miserable?   If you listen to the podcast, you've probably dieted in the past. You do well for a while, but then feel deprived, and end up slipping back into past patterns.  If you want to lose weight, restriction is necessary. Deprivation, however, is a choice. Press play and join me for some real talk on what you call deprivation.  I'll share a new...

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Dr. David McKenzie recently spoke at the Chilliwack Women’s Health Summit, and event I organized to support our local Starfish Backpack Program.  He spoke for 20 minutes, and left everyone wanting more.

So, I've invited Dr. McKenzie onto the podcast.

My goal for the Fit and Vibrant You podcast is to give your the resources, tool, motivation and inspiration to live a fit, vibrant life.  And in order to thrive and be our best selves, we need sex, connection, love and physical pleasure.   When we are nourished through meaningful relationships, pleasure, passion and purpose, we can have a more relaxed relationship with food and body. 

In this podcast, we talk all about sex:

  • What problems can arise in your sex life
  • Body image, body shame and sexual health
  • What's a 'normal' number of times to have sex a life
  • Very specific things you can do today to improve your experience in the bedroom (or kitchen, living room.... ;)

About my guest, Dr. David McKenzie
David attended university in Winnipeg and Toronto where he earned his Master’s degree in divinity and pastoral psychology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He was ordained an Anglican Priest in 1974 and served in that capacity for twenty-three years as a church pastor and seven additional years as a federal penitentiary chaplain.

 
In 2002 David retired from church leadership and pursued his doctoral degree at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco where he was awarded his Ph.D. in 2005 in the discipline of human sexuality. That same year he founded Dr. McKenzie & Associates, which has become a thriving practice with, at its zenith, four Associates in two offices serving the needs of individuals and couples in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.