The Wellbeing Room

Leah Cooper

Get comfortable and join us in The Wellbeing Room as we explore a variety of wellness related topics and share insights for exceptional health and wellbeing. Sharing personal experiences, we'll be covering a range of topics including yoga, healthy eating, positive mindset and habits, fitness, communication and relationships.

This podcast is hosted by Leah Cooper from The Centre of Ki. Leah is a yoga teacher with over 20 years experience and is passionate about living a life of optimum health, across all dimensions, from the inside out. She is driven to share her stories and experiences so that others can benefit from her knowledge and be inspired to pursue their own amazing version of health.

With guest interviews, The Wellbeing Room is a space for you to explore health and wellbeing topics from different perspectives to gain insights into incorporating healthy practices so you can get more out of life.

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Whole Food Healing with Danielle O'Donoghue
Jun 4 2024
Whole Food Healing with Danielle O'Donoghue
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room!In this episode, I interview Danielle O'Donoghue. Danielle is a Yoga teacher, whole foods chef, mum and all-round amazing human being. She lives in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney and teaches classes, workshops and retreats from her gorgeous purpose built studio, the Octagonal Space.Danielle and I met many moons ago, in our early 20s. I’ve always been amazed by Danielle’s passion for whole food and gardening. I’ve asked her to join us in The Wellbeing Room today to talk about all things food and I’m sure we’re going to uncover some interesting things.Listen in as Danielle shares:~ her experiences growing up with whole food and the evolution of her relationship with food~ how pregnancy created a paradigm shift for tuning into her body’s nutritional needs and her advice to women for choosing foods to satisfy cravings when pregnant~ the difference between omega 6 and omega 3 oils and why it’s important to avoid foods containing certain types of oil~ how our eating choices can create isolation and the importance of building healthy whole food communities ~ the impact that supermarkets have on us when it comes to making healthy food choices~ how the process of fermenting and sprouting grains and seeds can be used as a way to help food become more digestible and makes nutrients more bioavailable~ the steps to soaking and fermenting grains, such as brown rice, and their importance in healing the digestive system~ her top tip for wellbeing and getting more out of life.Learn more about Danielle and the work she does here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_octagonal_spaceThe Octagonal Space: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100084088661953Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Quitting Mummy Wine Time with Mish Wright
May 7 2024
Quitting Mummy Wine Time with Mish Wright
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room!In this episode, I interview Michelle Wright. Mish is a powerhouse in the world of fitness, women's health and education.With over two decades of experience, Mish's focus has been guiding women on their fitness journey whilst maintaining an awareness of the importance of pelvic health.Over the years, Mish has led corporate wellness initiatives, redesigned training programs for older adults, and developed over 30 online courses.Mish is a passionate advocate, mentor, and educator and shares her experience generously through her blog on her website. I was intrigued by one of her recent blog posts titled ‘How I quit Mummy Wine Time’ and this led me to ask Mish to join us here today in The Wellbeing Room.Listen in as Mish shares:her experience of using alcohol and what led her to make the decision to become a non-drinker.the challenges she faced on this journey and how she overcame the desire to drink.the research and psychology that helped her rationalise her decision to continue down the non-drinking path.advice for other women who want to explore getting  off alcohol and may find themselves dealing with social pressure.her top tips for wellbeing and getting more out of life.Connect with Mish here: https://mishwright.com/Read Mish's blog post about Quitting Mummy Wine Time here.Read the article that is mentioned in this episode here.Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Overcoming the Fear of Death with Mikki Brammer
Apr 19 2024
Overcoming the Fear of Death with Mikki Brammer
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room.In this episode, I interview Mikki Brammer. Mikki is an Australian writer and journalist, originally from Tasmania. She is now based in New York City, having arrived there via time spent working in France and Spain. As a journalist, Mikki writes about architecture, art, and design for a variety of well known publications.During Covid lockdown, in her apartment in NYC, Mikki penned her first novel - The Collected Regrets of Clover - which was published in 2023.I invited Mikki to join me in The Wellbeing Room to discuss the themes of her book which focuses on death and dying and our culture's way of dealing with, or complete avoidance of dealing with that inevitability.Listen in as Mikki shares:what led her to explore the topic of death in her first novelthe journey she took to research the book and get intimate with the topic of death the different roles of the death doula and how she incorporated this understanding into Clover's storyhow she uses her knowledge about death now to improve her life and relationships with those she loveswhat she hopes readers will get from her bookher top tips for wellbeing and getting more out of life.Connect with Mikki here:https://www.instagram.com/mikkibrammer/Check out The Collected Regrets of Clover here:https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-collected-regrets-of-clover-9780143779018Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
The Practice of Cultivating Ki with Sensei Ken McLean, Shin Sen Dojo
Nov 1 2023
The Practice of Cultivating Ki with Sensei Ken McLean, Shin Sen Dojo
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room!In this episode, I interview Sensei Ken McLean. Ken McLean is the founder of the Shin Sen Dojo, which is located in Kensington, Sydney. His Dojo is a training centre for the development of the mind, body and spirit and here he teaches the Shin Sen Arts of Aikido, Ki Energy Cultivation, Aiki Macrobiotics and Ki Shiatsu. He has spent over four decades training and researching these Ki based arts and has trained with the leading instructors in Japan and Australia. Ken is also an author. His book Harmony is Success explores the principles behind creating harmony with the four essential relationships in life. In this interview, Ken shares:how he developed his understanding of Ki and the ways to cultivate Kithe impact that Macrobiotics had in his lifeabout the practice of Aikido, how it is a metaphor for relationships and interacting with energy as well as a physical practicethe four Ki Principles that bring the mind, body and spirit into unityan overview of the Four Relationships - self, relationships, place/nature and universe - and explains how harmonising with them enables flowhow to handle situations where Ki is out of balance and ways realign our energythe benefits of cold water immersion as a Ki practice.To connect with Ken, visit his website:https://shinsendojo.com.au/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShinSenDojoSupport the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Connected Parenting and Raising Confident Kids with Colleen Adrian
Sep 27 2023
Connected Parenting and Raising Confident Kids with Colleen Adrian
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room!In this episode, I interview Colleen Adrian.Colleen is a connected parenting coach for parents of sensitive spirited kids of all ages. She helps the parents learn skills for connection and emotional regulation–both for themselves and their children–so they can leave behind authoritarian parenting methods and bring more peacefulness to their family. Listen in as Colleen shares:how she came to do the work she doesher definition of connected parentingthe importance of nervous system regulationwhy the connection to our body is important, especially when connecting with our childrenan example of how understanding resonance of emotions in her body helps her connect with her sonhow difficult situations with our kids help us to learn and growthe various things that are in play at times when we get angry with our children and the importance of our own nervous system regulationhow somatic work can help parents and children self-regulate and connect deeper with their emotionshow connected parenting helps us learn to repair relationships and connect with empathyone thing that has helped her improve wellbeing and get more out of life.To connect with Colleen, go to her website: https://colleenadrian.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@colleenadrian1590Self-study online course: Raising Confident Kids Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Digestible Deliciousness with Holly Davis, Whole food Chef, Author and Educator
Jul 29 2023
Digestible Deliciousness with Holly Davis, Whole food Chef, Author and Educator
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room!In this episode, I interview Holly Davis. Holly is a whole food chef, author and educator. She teaches a range of face to face workshops and online courses covering Sourdough Baking, Fermentation, and Japanese Whole foods.Listen in as Holly shares:her first memories of cooking when the idea for Iku Wholefoods first formed in her mindwhen she was first introduced to the idea of using food as a way to alter the way you feel and impact your wellbeingher experience of travelling to Japan and learning macrobiotic cooking at the Macrobiotic Centre in Tokyohow she met Andzej Gospodarczyk and worked with him in his macrobiotic restaurant in Sydneyher journey with Iku Wholefoods her passion for fermented foods, the benefits of making them and eating them in small quantitiescontraindications for certain fermented foodssomething she cooks regularly that always lifts her spiritssome of the ferments that she still wants to learn how to make.“...I love the physicality of cooking… the whole connection to the things that I’m using and to the ingredients themselves and then what I’m actually creating. I love that.”“I used to say, from the macro kind of thing, you know, “You are what you eat”. But I don’t think that anymore. I think very much you’re what you can digest. That actually, it doesn’t matter. You can eat the very best food in the world but if you can’t digest it you’ve got a problem. It won’t be as enjoyable, and you won’t get as much from it, and you know, it’s not really of benefit if you can’t digest it.”    ~ Holly DavisTo connect with Holly, go to her website: https://www.foodbyhollydavis.com/Food by Holly Davis Facebook pageDiscover her online classes here: https://holly-davis.mykajabi.com/online-coursesSupport the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
The Tools to Financial Empowerment and Independence with Tamsin Young
Jul 17 2023
The Tools to Financial Empowerment and Independence with Tamsin Young
In this episode, I interview Tamsin Young. Tamsin works with women to empower them with their finances. She works on both the practical money management skills and energetic/mindset work so that women can feel comfortable with their numbers and confident in making decisions with their finances and create a business that no only supports them but fits into their lifestyle.Listen in as Tamsin shares:how she came to work in accounting and financewhy she is passionate about helping people with their moneyhow using financial records can be used as a guide to improve our businesshow she has connected with her intuition and uses this to help her in the work she doeswhy she wants to help women to be financially independent and help them feel comfortable with their financesthe obstacles healers and artists face when it comes to charging for their services and how to overcome themhow she coaches others to use their intuition to guide them in their life and their financial journeysomething that has helped her improve wellness and get more out of life. Learn more about Tamsin and how to work with her here: https://www.facebook.com/YourProsperityGoddesshttps://www.tamsinyoung.comSupport the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Demystifying Kriya Yoga with Eric Klein, Wisdom Heart
Jun 17 2023
Demystifying Kriya Yoga with Eric Klein, Wisdom Heart
In this episode, I interview Eric Klein. Eric is a lineage holder in the Kriya Yoga lineage. He was trained, ordained and empowered by Goswami Kriyananda to share the Kriya Dharma. He's lived this path for 50 years (with his wife Devi) and shared it with over 25,000 people including seekers from every faith tradition and spiritual-but-not-religious folks. Eric's grounded approach appeals to parents, artists, yogis, CEOs, surfers, and political leaders. Listen in as Eric shares:the meaning of “Yoga” and “Kriya”, and his experience of the Kriya yoga practice the three disciplines of Kriya Yoga and the goals of this practicehow Kriya Yoga helps us to heal our karma and the karma of our family how our outward expression is a mirror of our inner integration how to recognise the somatic signals of our reactivity and use these as a guide for recalibration. “If you have a fire in your house, the easiest time to put it out is when it’s a spark... The easiest time to heal a relationship is at the initial sense of discord. It’s also the easiest time to ignore the discord because it’s not that big, and what we do in meditation is, we are cultivating our capacity to respond to subtle indicators with gentle loving awareness.”~ Eric KleinSign up for the 2-session program Return to the Radiance: The 3 Disciplines of Kriya Yoga (June 2023)https://www.wisdomheart.com/essencekriyayogaLearn more about Eric and Kriya Yoga here:https://www.wisdomheart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/wisdomhearthttps://www.instagram.com/wisdom.hearthttps://www.youtube.com/@WisdomHeartTV    Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Accessing the Wisdom of the Heart with Gregory Vahanian, Transformational Life Coach
Jun 3 2023
Accessing the Wisdom of the Heart with Gregory Vahanian, Transformational Life Coach
In this episode I interview Gregory Vahanian. As a Transformational Life Coach, Gregory helps individuals, couples and groups enjoy a more healing and empowering orientation to life. He often supports folks in transcending inner obstacles and bringing heartfelt projects into successful manifestation. Gregory's been happily married for over 20-years and his family and coaching practice are the primary focus of his life.Listen in as Gregory shares:the journey that led to him writing his newly released book, Accessing the Wisdom of the Heart.how his wife introduced him to the practices of spiritual psychology and the practice of self forgiveness. what it means to be a divine spiritual being having a human experience for the purpose of awakening to our essential beloved nature.how the ego and the mind can block the connection to our inner knowing (Authentic Self) and how we can shift towards a more spirit led life.his understanding of the Hawaiian healing practice of Ho’oponopono as a way of bringing about self forgiveness and dissolving againstness. how reframing our feelings when we get upset or triggered can be used as an experience for healing, growth and awakening.the acknowledgement that it takes courage for us to move through an awakening process.Gregory's book Accessing the Wisdom of the Heart is available on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Gregory-Vahanian/e/B0C45HDZTH/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dskLearn more about the work Gregory does and how to work with him here:Website: https://www.gregoryvahanian.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregoryvahaniancoachingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregoryvahanian/Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Preparing for Pregnancy and Birth with Madison Kalleske
May 12 2023
Preparing for Pregnancy and Birth with Madison Kalleske
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room.In this episode, I interview Madison Kalleske. Madi is a personal trainer and fitness professional based in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. I’ve been a client of hers for a number of years. She is also one of my yoga clients and I’ve been enjoying working with her over the last 8 months as she’s been growing a baby.Listen in as Madi shares:the steps she took to optimise her preconception and pregnancy journeyher recommendations for maintaining physical health and wellbeing during pregnancyhow she’s learned to listen to her body and develop a new level of mindfulness key things to consider when selecting a doctor, midwife, obstetricianwhat to keep in mind when developing a birth plan and her approach to creating a list of birth preferencesone key thing that has helped her improve wellness and get more out of life.“Having a baby is not as simple as doing the deed to have a baby. It’s definitely everything you can do preconception, and that is obviously getting yourself healthy and well, but (also) learning as much as you can about the things that your body is going to go through.”~ Madison KalleskeTry Madi’s beginner, intermediate and advanced butt workouts on my YouTube channel playlist.Listen to my interview with Dr Sophie Messager, Postnatal Doula to learn about the four pillars of postnatal recovery and why a postnatal recovery plan is essential.If you enjoyed listening, please consider sharing this episode with a friend.Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
The Evolution of Movement and Play with Rafe Kelley
Mar 31 2023
The Evolution of Movement and Play with Rafe Kelley
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room.In this episode I interview Rafe Kelley, natural parkour coach, movement trainer and founder of Evolve, Move, Play.  Listen in as Rafe shares:the meaning behind Evolve Move Play and the reason he chose these words for the name of his businessthe evolution of play and movement in human culture and the reasons why our capacity for play diminishes in adulthood how our culture trains movement out of people from an early agethe pillars and practices that form the backbone of Evolve, Move, Playthe different relationships we have to the external world that drive our development as human beings his guidelines when it comes to screen time for children and the nuances between the use of phones, television and video gameshow screens take children away from the physical world and the impact this has on their mental healththe differences between a fitness practice and an exploratory movement practice  the concept of movement as “wholefood” for our bodieshow exploratory locomotor play, or parkour, can be adapted to anybody, and provides us with the potential to fall in love with the experience of moving our body.  “Step outside your door and walk through the world, and if you can go somewhere where there is nature, go be in nature. If you can take off your shoes, take off your shoes, and if you can hang from a tree branch, hang from a tree branch and start there and feel what it feels like in your body... The ultimate sustaining power to a practice is that it makes you fall more in love with your experience of being.”      ~ Rafe KelleyConnect with Rafe here:Evolve, Move, Playhttps://www.evolvemoveplay.com/Evolve, Move, Play podcasthttps://www.evolvemoveplay.com/emp-podcast/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/rafekelleyWatch  Dr Jordan B Peterson’s interview with Rafe Kelley: Parkour and Rough PlaySupport the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Navigating Your Way Out of Pain with Gemma McFall, Strengths and Pain Coach
Mar 8 2023
Navigating Your Way Out of Pain with Gemma McFall, Strengths and Pain Coach
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room.In this episode, I interview Gemma McFall, a Strengths and Pain Coach who is passionate about helping people overcome chronic pain and improve their wellbeing.Listen in as Gemma shares:her back pain journey and how she learned to manage and overcome her pain using the mindbody approach to healing what neuroplastic pain is and how the body subconsciously generates ither insights about the fear-pain cycle the various ways people can heal themselves from pain using the mindbody approach the difference between masking pain and healing painhow long-term nervous system dysregulation makes us think we aren’t stressed when in fact we are and how this affects our pain levels how she came to understand her strengths and how she uses them every day to generate energy and manage symptoms of painhow she uses her knowledge and understanding of pain and nervous system dysregulation as a tool when parenting her two children  “I love giving people tools and the knowledge and the quick wins and the Strengths Finder is a very quick way to very quickly see why your nervous system is being triggered.”   ~ Gemma McFallGet in touch with Gemma here:Email: mcfall.gemma@gmail.comWebsite: www.gemmamcfall.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-mcfall-a5563313/Read the book: Healing Back Pain by John SarnoLink to Gemma's interview with Brigitte Gemme on Vegan Family Kitchen: https://veganfamilykitchen.com/gemma-mcfall/Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Yoga, Meditation and Money with Amanda Strojny
Feb 15 2023
Yoga, Meditation and Money with Amanda Strojny
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room. In this episode, I interview Amanda Strojny. Amanda is a registered yoga teacher and certified transformational coach focused on financial prosperity. She is a dedicated teacher of the rules of money and provides her clients with a clear and concise path to monetizing their skills. When working with clients, she incorporates the yogic principles to establish financial balance. “It’s having a balance, which I always work with clients on. It isn’t just the financial piece...we know… you can have money and not be happy. It’s not the answer…there are so many other elements.”~ Amanda StrojnyIn this podcast, Amanda shares:how she came to yogahow her desire to have more compassion for herself led her to go on a yoga retreat that changed her lifethe power of a deep, daily meditation practicethe work she does to help people have a better relationship with moneyhow being honest and realistic with yourself about your finances can help you overcome your fears about moneyabout her meditation practice and the techniques she uses take her practice deeperher advice for overcoming the challenges of starting and sustaining a meditation practicehow meditation and stillness has helped her develop deeper levels of compassion, for herself and others.To find out more about Amanda and the work she does, visit her website: https://amandastrojny.com/You can also listen to Amanda’s podcast, Untapped Power, here: https://amandastrojny.com/podcastSupport the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Regular Regulation with Mira Rao (Season 2, Ep. 11)
Jan 12 2023
Regular Regulation with Mira Rao (Season 2, Ep. 11)
Welcome to The Wellbeing Room. In this episode, I interview Mira Rao, a resilience and embodiment coach. Mira works with clients through coaching and psychotherapy, helping them learn and practice embodiment and resilience skills to both heal from the past and build a more resilient future.In this episode, Mira shares:~ the definition of ‘regular regulation’ and what this means for the nervous system~ why we struggle to return to a baseline state~ tips for training ourselves to return to baseline when we are triggered~ what it means to feel our way out of situations when our nervous system is in a state of dis-regulation~ her thoughts on napping as a regular regulation strategy~ the autonomic ladder and how awareness of our states on the ladder can help us with nervous system regulation  ~ why resourcing the nervous system should be our priority every day~ tips for ‘conscious consumption’ of media, e.g. watching the news To find out more about Mira and the work she does, visit her website: https://www.mirarao.com.au where you can sign up for more information and receive updates about her webinars and workshops.Mira also posts regularly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miraraocoach/Support the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au
Finding Flow in the Kitchen with Brigitte Gemme (Season 2, Ep. 10)
Dec 16 2022
Finding Flow in the Kitchen with Brigitte Gemme (Season 2, Ep. 10)
Finding Flow in the Kitchen with Brigitte GemmeBrigitte is Chief Meal Planner at the Vegan Family Kitchen. As a vegan food educator, she is dedicated to helping more people eat more plants. Having been a guest in The Wellbeing Room before, Brigitte has joined us again to discuss her new book, Flow in the Kitchen."We have to acknowledge the forces in society that devalue home cooking."   ~ Brigitte GemmeIn this episode, Brigitte shares:what led her to write her book and the process involved in putting it together.the similarities between home cooking and project management, including the key elements of scope, cost and time.how home cooking has been devalued in our society.ways that people can overcome their resistance to cooking and find joy and flow in the kitchen.why we should keep phones out of the kitchen (except for when we need them for a joyful cooking practice).that most of us know something about cooking and have the skills required to get started in the kitchen.tips for batch cooking and meal planning.Get her book Flow in the Kitchen from these outlets:Amazon.com.auBooktopia.com.auKobo.comIf you are a wellbeing practitioner, coach or author and would like to be a guest on The Wellbeing Room, please email me: leah@thecentreofki.com.auRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts -- Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Contact: leah@thecentreofki.com.auSupport the Show.Support the show so I can keep producing more episodes here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1756648/supporters/newRate & Review The Wellbeing Room on Apple Podcasts - Click on the Listen on Apple Podcasts button and add your review in the Podcast app. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Ratings & Review and select Write a Review. Get in touch: leah@thecentreofki.com.au