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S5E6: What Mental Health and Menstrual Health Have in Common

Watered Grass

Release Date: 09/06/2020

S6E7 Lessons in Remote Learning show art S6E7 Lessons in Remote Learning

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Distance learning was not a term in public education until March 2020, and then over the course of a weekend it became the norm. In today's episode, hear from teachers at varying grade levels about their experiences being thrust into remote instruction- including how they stayed connected to students and cared for themselves during this shift.

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The shift to working and learning from home was a change for many of us, but especially for parents. Meet Janelle, a life coach and licensed social worker who suddenly was attending graduate school online while her two young children suddenly learned from home. Janelle took it as an opportunity to assess where her priorities lie, and to reframe expectations in order to find more balance. Tune into today’s episode to learn more!

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S6E5: The Business Pivot show art S6E5: The Business Pivot

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Like many of us, Shannon Moyer- Szememyei entered 2020 with dreams about where that year would take her.  Having just opened a brick-and-mortar counseling practice, the shut down threw her plans for a loop as she had to figure out how to adjust her business and practice.  Learning to navigate a career from home while sharing space with her family, as well as how to navigate the emotional experience of the pandemic, Shannon shares her story and take-aways in today's episode.

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S6E4 Creating Resilience show art S6E4 Creating Resilience

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For many of us, the time at home during the pandemic forced us to take a look in the mirror.  In this week's episode, meet Kat Jordan.  On the heels of a marriage ending and while going through the grief cycle, Kat had to learn how to navigate a global health crisis. Being a mental health worker did not make her immune to the impact of the shut down, but it did give her some tools to use to get herself through all of the changes that happened to her life in 2020.  Tune in to learn more.

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S6E3: Love is Patient show art S6E3: Love is Patient

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2020 gave us a lot of new vocabulary: social-distancing, mask etiquette, and self-quarantining probably weren't things we used often before then.  It also gave us a new relationship status: corona bride.  Health precautions and  limits on gathering threw curveballs at those planning to marry in 2020.  In this episode, we'll meet Bianca Hock and hear her story of wedding planning during the most unpredictable times, and how this led to learning lessons in emotional support with her fiancé.

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Meet Kate and Dakota.  Their long-distance relationship faced a big decision in the face of the pandemic: maintain that distance with an unclear end time, or move in together.  All in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this couple went from long distance, to cohabitating, to distanced again, and finally a big change to their status at the end of 2020.  Tune in to hear their shared and individual stories in today's episode!

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The pandemic took away many of our tried-and-true strategies in order to maintain safety.  So how do we keep bouncing back? In this season of the show, I'm sharing the stories of individuals who have overcome unforeseen obstacles during these trying times.  We'll explore their personal experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what kept them afloat when faced with challenge.  Learn what to expect from this season in today's episode!

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S5E15 How Ignoring My Body Landed Me on a C-Pap show art S5E15 How Ignoring My Body Landed Me on a C-Pap

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If we don't hear the little cues from our bodies, the messages get bigger and bigger. I missed signs from my body that I was overstressed and not caring for myself- and it led to a message I couldn't ignore. In today's episode learn the small signs I missed, the messages that had me ignoring my body cues, how it had me literally asleep at the wheel, and then what helped me tune into my body.

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S5E14 Whose Voice Is This Anyways? show art S5E14 Whose Voice Is This Anyways?

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Sleepy, hungry, thirsty, achy, energized, tense- we're not talking Snow White, we're talking the memos our bodies try to send us all day. There are lots of reasons that we struggle to understand the communication our bodies are giving us, even if it's where we reside. In this episode, I break down some guiding questions to help us understand why we're ignoring our body's requests, so that we can start to be better listeners.

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S5E13 Why I Chose Gratitude Over Toxic Positivity show art S5E13 Why I Chose Gratitude Over Toxic Positivity

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Positivity and optimism are incredibly helpful to our mental and physical health, but there is such a thing as taking it too far. Toxic positivity can impact our ability to grow and heal. In this week's episode, learn why a gratitude practice makes more sense for truly changing our mindsets.

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You may be curious why this podcast, which is about self-care and mental health, has had so much talk about menstrual health.  The mental and menstrual health have A LOT in common, and much of it has to do with the backstories and how they're taught to us! Tune in to learn more.

Ready to sync up with your body and provide the self-care its asking for? Cycle Celebration is a 4 week group coaching program with Jennifer Fay of Rooted Ground.  Each week we'll dive into what nourishes our minds and bodies during each phase of the menstrual cycle so that we can live with more ease.  Click the picture to learn more and claim your spot- we start September 16!