PODCAST

EMBRACE YOU FIRST

Mary Wong, R.TCMP and Dr. Tanya Wylde, ND

Hey Beautiful Humans, it’s time to STOP SACRIFICING FOR everyone else And PUT YOU First! Are you feeling tired, stuck, or disconnected? Or maybe, you are just looking to be the best version of you. I’m Mary Wong and I’m Dr Tanya Wylde and this is EMBRACE YOU FIRST, a podcast to help you THRIVE and not just survive. You’re gonna learn from our professional expertise and our juicy secrets that have helped thousands of men and women just like you. We’re going to teach you practical and doable strategies on health, relationships, and career. Get ready to Embrace YOU, your HEALTH and your LIFE!
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Episode 52: What's Next? Fertology!
Episode 52: What's Next? Fertology!Episode 51: From Dreams to Reality, Pt.2 Life lessons from a Guinness Record holder (ft. Michelle Kakade)
Episode 51: From Dreams to Reality, Pt.2 Life lessons from a Guinness Record holder (ft. Michelle Kakade) In part 2 of our chat, we dig deep to see what keeps Michelle motivated when she's injured, on a very long run; what her passions are, and what she did during the lockdown. Have you ever had a goal but not sure where to start or wonder if you’d ever accomplish it? Or have you ever had fear of failing stop you from pursuing your goal. Well, we’re going to take you for a ride so that you can take action even when you’re not sure if you can do it. That’s what Michelle Kakade did as she shares how she transformed her identity from being tied to others (by being a daughter, wife, and then mother) to being the Guiness world record holder for the fastest time to run the Indian Golden Quadrilateral, 5968.4 km ( 2709 miles). If you do the math, that’s 142 marathons within 194 days. The funniest part is that she doesn’t consider herself a runner. Crazy right? Did she want to quit at points? You betcha… but she didn’t. She is an everyday Wonder Woman who chose not to stop while being fueled with determination. In spite of suffering along the way, Michelle is a person who doesn’t give up easily and has the capacity to know her limitations especially when it came to listening to her body (and specifically her menstruation but more about that in the episode). Email or DM Dr. Tanya Wylde and I on social media. We would love to hear what your goals are right now as you embrace the seasons of your life from trying to get pregnant or stay pregnant, or postpartum through to menopause. To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us. #RUNNING, #MARATHON, #PERSISTANCE, #DETERMINATION, #MIND OVER MATTER, #DON’T QUIT
Aug 10 2021
23 mins
Episode 50: From Dreams to Reality, Life lessons from a Guinness Record holder (ft. Michelle Kakade)
Episode 50: From Dreams to Reality, Life lessons from a Guinness Record holder (ft. Michelle Kakade) Have you ever had a goal but not sure where to start or wonder if you’d ever accomplish it? Or have you ever had fear of failing stop you from pursuing your goal. Well, we’re going to take you for a ride so that you can take action even when you’re not sure if you can do it. That’s what Michelle Kakade did as she shares how she transformed her identity from being tied to others (by being a daughter, wife, and then mother) to being the Guiness world record holder for the fastest time to run the Indian Golden Quadrilateral, 5968.4 km ( 2709 miles). If you do the math, that’s 142 marathons within 194 days. The funniest part is that she doesn’t consider herself a runner. Crazy right? Did she want to quit at points? You betcha… but she didn’t. She is an everyday Wonder Woman who chose not to stop while being fueled with determination. In spite of suffering along the way, Michelle is a person who doesn’t give up easily and has the capacity to know her limitations especially when it came to listening to her body (and specifically her menstruation but more about that in the episode). We can’t wait for you to check our interview with her here. Email or DM Dr. Tanya Wylde and I on social media. We would love to hear what your goals are right now as you embrace the seasons of your life from trying to get pregnant or stay pregnant, or postpartum through to menopause. To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us.
Aug 5 2021
37 mins
Episode 49: Revolutionizing Weight Loss Strategies (ft. David Bedrick)
Episode 49: Revolutionizing Weight Loss Strategies (ft. David Bedrick) Trauma can lead to shame, which can lead to self-destructive talk and behaviour. David Bedrick is a psychologist that specializes in helping women heal trauma, deal with the self-destructive talk and behaviours, and get their LIVES back! David’s teachings and therapies offer women a chance to see an alternative to looking at our bodies through a lens that others created, one that values where we are and where we want to go, and REMOVE the shame that many have felt for their entire lives. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What is ‘hunger’, which is more than physical hungerHow to change the way you look at yourselfTo acknowledge that others judge books (you) by the cover, not always aware of the story you carry insideHow to reduce self shameWhy only 5% of women are successful at sustainably losing weightWhy 81% of ten-year-old girls are dieting regardless of their BMI indexWhy 97% of women have violent voices in their heads about their bodiesWhy being overweight, even mildly obese, is not a health risk while gaining and losing lots of weight (yo you) is a riskHow David’s new book “You Can’t Judge A Body By Its Cover” features 17 stories from bodies impacted by sexism and racism, rape and harsh parental criticism, and by the deepest hungers for an authentic lifeHow David is teaching women to express their power, creativity, beauty, and intelligence with themselves, in relationships, and in the worldWhy the diet industry amasses over $70 billion, and it banks on women’s body shame and perceived failure around weightAND MORE! David’s Bio: David is a speaker, teacher, and attorney and author of the acclaimed Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology and his new book Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change. David spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and has taught for the US Navy, 3M, psychological associations, and small groups. He has received notable awards for teaching, employee development, and legal service to the community. To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us.
Jul 27 2021
1 hr
Episode 48: Change Your body, Change Your Life (ft. Paul Walker)
Episode 48: Change Your body, Change Your Life (ft. Paul Walker) Is there room to love ourselves right now and still want to change our bodies? Dr. Tanya and I say yes.  Here’s a fact, I’m 5 foot nothing and don’t exactly have a model like figure, like my counterpart Tanya. I feel pretty good about myself. I know what to wear to accentuate my features. That said, I can stand to tighten up around the middle and am currently working on it.  Instead of believing that "I want to change my body because I’m not good enough as I am" or "I will love myself better when I look a particular way?" Paul Walker was bullied when he was young, partially due to his struggles with weight. Now he runs a successful fitness facility for over 30 years that caters to women, to help them get rid of the negative self talk and truly transform themselves into powerful, unstoppable forces! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to love yourself as you are, while embracing changeWhy emotion only lasts 90 secondsIf it goes longer, why you’re CHOOSING to feel that wayPaul’s timeless strength training principles:         - The heavier the resistance, the stronger the muscle         - For maximum results keep the muscle under tension until failure         - If you don't use it, you lose it         - As you get stronger, you must take on more challenging forms of resistance         - Time, patience and consistent resistance = progress. Why Paul’s goal is to push you beyond your goalsWhy mental and physical health must go hand in handYou get stronger when you put in the repsMental fitness takes time as well, and be consistent on a daily basisWhy postpartum exercise must be gradualAND MORE! Paul’s Bio: Paul Walker is the owner and founder of Integrity Fitness, a nine time award-winning world-class training facility for women. He has graced the fitness industry for over three decades and is a well-known and respected fitness professional in all of Ontario. He has been featured on CP24, City TV, Rogers TV and, various other shows and podcasts. Every year, Paul leads his team to inspire, and motivate over two thousand women achieve fabulous results. “My goal is to teach all my clients something that will help them go beyond their fitness & health goals. I truly believe to my deepest core, that the 5% of the time we needed to invest into our health, dramatically influences the other 95%.” To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us. #bullying, #fitness, #coach, #emotions, #resistance, #health, #wellness, #training, #mental health, #women, #strength, #gym, #reps, #transformation
Jul 20 2021
31 mins
Episode 47: How To Transform Your Life Pt. 2 (ft. Greg Denning)
Episode 47: How To Transform Your Life Pt. 2 (ft. Greg Denning) In part 2 of our chat with Greg, we further hone in on how he channeled success and why drugs and alcohol WEREN'T for him! What happens when you find yourself out on your own at 16, and broke?   Greg Denning was determined to build an epic life, and then help others do the same.  He read voraciously to learn the secrets to success and happiness. Greg is known as ‘the walking antidepressant’, and you’ll see and hear why! He and his wife Rachel now have 7 children and have been traveling around the globe with their family for the last 14 years. They’ve trekked to Everest Base Camp, circled Iceland, ridden horses in Mongolia, ran on the Great Wall of China, hiked the Inca Trail, climbed Mayan pyramids, ridden camels in the Sahara, and chartered a yacht around the Galapagos! Greg is an Executive Life and Business coach for entrepreneurs and businessmen with families, the creator of the Be The Man Masterclass & Tribe, and The Extraordinary Family Life Formula.  He is the host of The Extraordinary Family Life Podcast.  He has been inspiring and training families for the last 21 years on 5 different continents.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: * How to turn your life around, whether you are 16 and broke, or in your twilight years* How do you go from having nothing to having it all? * How do you go from being flat broke, alone, to now helping people build a family culture of health and fitness, adventure and travel, and basically transforming lives?* Did Greg ever want to give up?* His secrets to keep going* His morning routine* Why his family learns, plays and exercises together* How can you work and travel together with 7 kids and still get along* Has has Greg and the family coped during the pandemic* Is it possible to have all rainbows and unicorns all the time?* How his children are part of the decision-making process* Advice for couples on how to communicate and stay connected* His masterclass for men* AND MORE! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us. #homelessness,#trekking,#coach,#extraordinary life,#anti depression,#health,#wellness,#kids,#mental health,#routine,#anxiety,#masterclass,#travel,#transformation
Jul 12 2021
26 mins
Episode 46:  How To Transform Your Life Pt. 1 (ft. Greg Denning)
Episode 46:  How To Transform Your Life Pt. 1 (ft. Greg Denning) What happens when you find yourself out on your own at 16, and broke?   Greg Denning was determined to build an epic life, and then help others do the same.  He read voraciously to learn the secrets to success and happiness. Greg is known as ‘the walking antidepressant’, and you’ll see and hear why! He and his wife Rachel now have 7 children and have been traveling around the globe with their family for the last 14 years. They’ve trekked to Everest Base Camp, circled Iceland, ridden horses in Mongolia, ran on the Great Wall of China, hiked the Inca Trail, climbed Mayan pyramids, ridden camels in the Sahara, and chartered a yacht around the Galapagos! Greg is an Executive Life and Business coach for entrepreneurs and businessmen with families, the creator of the Be The Man Masterclass & Tribe, and The Extraordinary Family Life Formula.  He is the host of The Extraordinary Family Life Podcast.  He has been inspiring and training families for the last 21 years on 5 different continents. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to turn your life around, whether you are 16 and broke, or in your twilight yearsHow do you go from having nothing to having it all?How do you go from being flat broke, alone, to now helping people build a family culture of health and fitness, adventure and travel, and basically transforming lives?Did Greg ever want to give up?His secrets to keep goingHis morning routineWhy his family learns, plays and exercises togetherHow can you work and travel together with 7 kids and still get alongHas has Greg and the family coped during the pandemicIs it possible to have all rainbows and unicorns all the time?How his children are part of the decision-making processAdvice for couples on how to communicate and stay connectedHis masterclass for menAND MORE! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us.
Jul 6 2021
29 mins
Episode 45 - Should I Take Meds Ever?
EP 45 - Should I Take Meds Ever? What happens if you have tried everything naturally from under the sun and your headache, back pain, urinary discomfort, depressive symptoms or anxiety or whatever that ails you persist?  Do you stick it out, keep doing what you are doing and hope that your symptoms will magically go away? Or, do you make an appointment with your doctor and then head straight to the closest pharmacy and get medicated? And if you choose the latter, do you feel guilty or bad about yourself for surrendering to pharmaceutical drugs? Let's talk and begin by saying that we don't need to be a martyr. We are human and we can bump up against unexpected challenges which sometimes require more help. Even though Dr. Tanya and I are all about being as natural as possible, we recognize our humanity. Most of the time, we are able to stay healthy with our proactive lifestyle.  That said, we are perfectly imperfect and run into challenges just like any other person. We know that drugs can lead to unwanted side effects. We also know that taking them correctly and understanding the right time, place and way to administer them can reduce the risks. If you are the person that can be au naturel for your whole life, sincere congrats to you.  For the rest of us, there is a right time, place and situation for medications to ease certain issues. Sometimes, leaning into acute situations with pharmaceutical drugs may be the best option. Did she try everything naturally to mitigate her pain and inflammatory reaction? Absolutely. Did she feel bad or wrong reaching out for meds? Absolutely not.  Will she be taking these meds forever? No. She is on the mend because she used the meds.  Thank goodness. She is also getting back to her normal healthy activities such as going for a bike ride with her four year old in the forest. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: When to take meds - are you giving up control by taking them?Fevers - do we treat them & when do we treat themComfort/discomfortAnxiolytics can be addictiveDepressionDiabetes and metformin - Vit B12Fertility medicationsAdvil - gastritis and ulcersIbuprofen for inflammation, stop the cascadeTylenol - liver issuesOHSS or no response to fertility medicationsAND MORE! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us
Jun 28 2021
23 mins
Episode 44: How your Menstrual Cycle is your Fifth Vital Sign Pt. 2 (ft. Lisa Hendrickson-Jack)
WHAT IS A HEALTHY MENSTRUAL CYCLE? Should we include the menstrual cycles as a vital sign? We say, Kale yeah! The four main vital signs doctors routinely monitor include body temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. They indicate the state of a patient’s essential body functions. Your menstrual cycle gives you unparalleled understanding of the incredible connection between your menstrual cycle and your overall health. Tracking periods can be super helpful for birth control or conception. But it’s way beyond that. Keeping track of your period can tell a story about much more than your reproductive health. Who better to speak with than our dear friend Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author and brilliant Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. It’s time to talk about our periods openly without shame - without hesitation because it’s our birth right. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why menstrual cycles are considered to be a vital signWhat are ‘normal’ cycle times?What are some of the factors that affect cycle timesWhy you can/should track your cycle timesWhy menstrual cycles/periods tell a bigger story than just reproductive healthWhy TCM has been monitoring menstrual cycles for centuriesWhy menstrual cycles should be as important as other bodily functionsAND MORE! Resources The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility - Lisa Hendrickson-Jack To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #menstrual, #cycle, #vital signs, #communication, #author, #health, #wellness, #birth control, #conception, #hormones, #menstruation, #fertility, #periodS
Jun 22 2021
19 mins
Episode 43: How your Menstrual Cycle is your Fifth Vital Sign Pt. 1 (ft. Lisa Hendrickson-Jack)
Episode 43: How your Menstrual Cycle is your Fifth Vital Sign Pt. 1 Should we include the menstrual cycle as a vital sign? Kale yeah! The four main vital signs doctors routinely monitor include body temperature, heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. They indicate the state of a patient’s essential body functions. Your menstrual cycle gives you unparalleled understanding of the incredible connection between your menstrual cycle and your overall health. Tracking periods can be super helpful for birth control or conception. But it’s way beyond that. Keeping track of your period can tell a story about much more than your reproductive health. It provides information about your hormonal, breast, bone, and emotional health too. It’s actually a cheap and easy way to take charge of your own health. It’s your biohack to see what’s going on with your body and seeing if you need to do anything about it. Chinese medicine has been analyzing women’s menstrual cycles for thousands of years. Who better to speak with than our dear friend Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author and brilliant Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. It’s time to talk about our periods openly without shame - without hesitation because it’s our birth right. We need to own who we are as women. Menstruation is one of our superpowers. It is the fifth vital sign! We want to empower you with knowledge and action. So, don’t hesitate. You’ve gotta check out this podcast episode here. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why menstrual cycles are considered to be a vital signWhat are ‘normal’ cycle times?What are some of the factors that affect cycle timesWhy you can/should track your cycle timesWhy menstrual cycles/periods tell a bigger story than just reproductive healthWhy TCM has been monitoring menstrual cycles for centuriesWhy menstrual cycles should be as important as other bodily functionsAND MORE! Resources The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles and Optimize Your Fertility - Lisa Hendrickson-Jack To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #menstrual, #cycle, #vital signs, #communication, #author, #health, #wellness, #birth control, #conception, #hormones, #menstruation, #fertility, #periods
Jun 14 2021
24 mins
Episode 42: How To Improve Your Libido and SƐx life
Episode 42: How to improve your libido and sex life We need to normalize how we think about sex. It's completely natural, yet we have so many communication issues and expectations around it. Desire changes, and we need to have healthy conversations around it, especially self pleasure. Intimacy doesn’t mean sex, sex doesn’t mean penetration. There are many ways to be intimate when the desire for sex is not strong, including self pleasure, where perhaps your partner helps or watches. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to communicate with your partner that you prefer to be intimate and whenHow to communicate with your partner that you DON’T want to be intimateAlternative forms of intimacyHow libido, circumstances, menstrual cycles, stress, etc impact frequency of sexRecognize how genders are often affected differently by orgasms as it relates to intimacyIf you don’t have a partner, get a vibrator or practice self-touchWhy and how men and women have different times to orgasmWhy men are more likely to communicate if they’ve had sex and women are more likely to have sex if they feel heardAND MORE! Related Episodes Episode 25: The Pleasure Mindset Bootcamp (ft. Dr. Jordin Wiggins) Episode 26: Self Pleasure Pt. 2 (ft. Dr. Jordin Wiggins) Episode 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #intimacy, #sex, #libido, #communication, #passion, #stress, #vibrator, #athletes, #self pleasure, #orgasm, #pleasure, #menstrual
Jun 7 2021
27 mins
Episode 41: Challenge, Choice, Change Pt. 2 (ft.with Luis Benitez)
Episode 41: Challenge, Choice, Change Pt. 2 (ft.with Luis Benitez) Luis Benitez has climbed and guided climbers to summit some of Earth’s most imposing peaks including Seven Summits in seven continents numerous times. He summited Mt. Everest 6 times and in 2001 he led Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind athlete to summit Mt. Everest! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How his near-death experiences have changed himHow he keeps himself motivated and safe with so many risksWhat happened when the Dalai Lama wanted to meet himWhat he witnessed in the mountains to the people of TibetWhy he chose to be a climbing guideHow guiding has impacted him as a leaderWhat motivates him to keep going when others failHow he kept going when he felt like quittingThe role of service in his lifeHow his experiences as a guide can help others in their lives and careersWhy he chose to work with Outward Bound and the benefits it providesAND MORE! Luis’ Bio Some of his most rewarding work has been to help create the nonprofit “Trekking For Kids”, which focuses on service based expeditions allowing participants to climb and trek while teaching them about local issues like housing and healthcare for orphans around the world. . Resources Ep 21 - Everyday Hero (pt 1) Ep 22 - Everyday Hero (pt 2) To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #climbing, #everest, #guide, #sherpa, #passion, #service, #outwardbound, #athletes, #orphans, #persistence, #neverquit, #Dalai Lama
Jun 1 2021
33 mins
Episode 40: Challenge, Choice, Change (ft. Luis Benitez)
EP 40: Challenge, Choice, Change (ft. Luis Benitez) Luis Benitez has climbed and guided climbers to summit some of Earth’s most imposing peaks including Seven Summits in seven continents numerous times. He summited Mt. Everest 6 times and in 2001 he led Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind athlete to summit Mt. Everest! He has a saying about Challenge, choice and change that he shares during the podcast. He has also climbed with Len Stanmore, a previous guest on this podcast. Life is all about making choices, facing change and constantly challenging yourself. Luis knows this more than many people, hear his engaging story of a few near-death experiences, and how he’s been changed by his climbs. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How his near-death experiences have changed himHow 2 tents were roped together for 3 days during a terrible winter stormWhy he chose to be a climbing guideHow guiding has impacted him as a leaderWhat motivates him to keep going when others failHow he kept going when he felt like quittingThe role of service in his lifeHow his experiences as a guide can help others in their lives and careersWhy he chose to work with Outward Bound and the benefits it providesAND MORE! Luis’ Bio Luis stepped into his current role with the Outdoor Recreation Industry Office when the agency was established in 2015 via his appointment by Governor Hickenlooper. With fearless passion and leadership in the mountains, Luis was fortunate to  transfer his skills he honed to a successful career for Colorado state’s flourishing outdoor recreation industry and now currently is the Vice President of Government affairs and Global Impact. He has always focused on teaching as well as serving others. Some of his most rewarding work has been to help create the nonprofit “Trekking For Kids”, which focuses on service based expeditions allowing participants to climb and trek while teaching them about local issues like housing and healthcare for orphans around the world. He has also worked closely with Warriors to Summits, a nonprofit focusing on serving returning Veterans by connecting them with the outdoors. Resources Ep 21 - Everyday Hero (pt 1) Ep 22 - Everyday Hero (pt 2) To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #climbing, #everest, #guide, #sherpa, #passion, #service, #outwardbound, #athletes, #orphans, #persistence, #neverquit
May 25 2021
34 mins
Episode 39: Resting Heart Rate: Your Health & Fitness Indicator
EP 39: Resting Heart Rate: Your Health & Fitness Indicator Did you know - A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute. But in Chinese medicine we also see that it may not be good to have too low of a heart rate either. In the west, we look at the rate and rhythm of the pulse as it reflects health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we go a step further and look beyond the quantitative analysis, and feel the quality of the pulse of patients and can palpate 22+ different pulses, ie. Slow, intermittent, fast, slippery, wiry, soft, ropy, thin, rolling choppy, sinking, etc., all a reflection of the state of the body! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Why checking your HR is one of the easiest, and maybe most effective ways to gauge your health that can be done in 30 seconds with two fingers.Why you should be in the target range of heart rateWhat to do if you’re not in the target rangeWhat a high resting heart rate meansWhat a low resting heart rate meansThe effect of caffeine on HRThe effect of meds on HRCan supplements like magnesium impact HRThe effect of exercise on heart rateTips for monitoring your heart rateWe demonstrate how to check your heart rate, if you don’t have a smartwatchWhy you should start slow with lifestyle changes to work on your HRAND MORE! Related Episodes Ep 21 - Everyday Hero (pt 1) Ep 22 - Everyday Hero (pt 2) To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us
May 17 2021
18 mins
Episode 38: Common Household Chemicals That Affect Your Hormones (ft. Emma Rohmann)
EP 38: Common Household Chemicals That Affect Your Hormones (ft. Emma Rohmann) There is a ton of information – and misinformation – out there when it comes to toxins in the products you use every day. This can make it almost impossible to figure out how to create a healthy home without feeling completely overwhelmed. Today’s podcast features Pt 2 with Emma Rohmann, an environmental engineer that is going to educate us all on the best ways to reduce toxics/toxins from our bodies and home. Did you know that dust is full of chemicals? And that vacuuming your house regularly keeps your chemical exposure low? Growing up my mother did not like to dust or vacuum and somehow I am the opposite and after hearing Emma say this it made me feel less concerned about my big need to vacuum all the time! Kind of cool that I'm lowering my chemical exposure doing so. This episode is loaded with ideas to help you keep your toxic load low. Mary and I are constantly learning and we love to take this information and share it with you. You're gonna love this episode.... No matter where you are in your journey of life... Keeping your chemical exposure down helps your liver to regenerate and make antioxidants that keeps our immune system's strong and healthy and that's what we need right now more than ever. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What are the benefits of regular vacuumingWait - there are chemicals in dust?The role of air filtration systemsHepa filters and your furnaceWhy using chemical cleaning supplies is harmfulHow long does it take to get chemicals out of our systemsWhy we should open our windows in the winterWhat the EPA says about soap and waterTriclosan - friend or foe?Why you can start small with changesAND MORE! About Emma Emma Rohmann is a mom of two and an environmental engineer with a decade of experience in the green building field. She helps parents and parents-to-be make healthier choices by providing practical and judgement-free advice, support, and product recommendations. Her goal through all that she does is, first and foremost, to provide practical, balanced, relevant information that will help you move the dial and and make healthier choices – and to do it in a friendly and approachable way. To find out more about Emma, head over to GreenAtHome.ca or on Instagram at @emma_greenathome Resources Ep 6 - Mindful Eating Ep 8 - Eating For Vitality The ‘Devil We Know’ Documentary Emma’s Blog Post on produce washes: https://greenathome.ca/ewg-dirty-dozen-produce-washes/ To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #chemicals, #dirtyair, #soap, #hepafilter, #dust, #vaccuming, #air quality,
May 11 2021
23 mins
Episode 37: How To Reduce Your Toxic Load (ft. Emma Rohmann)
Reduce Toxic Chemicals in your home and body without overwhelm Part 1 - How to reduce your toxic load There is a ton of information – and misinformation – out there when it comes to toxins in the products you use every day. This can make it almost impossible to figure out how to create a healthy home without feeling completely overwhelmed. Today’s podcast features Emma Rohmann, an environmental engineer that is going to educate us all on the best ways to reduce toxics/toxins from our bodies and home. Part 1 features various ways to assist your body’s built in detoxification system in lowering the absorption of these harmful chemicals. From avoidance to cleaning produce, Emma shares many potentially lifesaving tips to feel better, and ward off serious illnesses! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What is ‘toxic load’?Why is it important?The definitions of toxics/toxicants vs. toxinsThe role of diet, stress, environment, water and more on itPlastics, friend or foe?BPA and phthalatesWhy we have fantastic built-in detoxification systems, but they are overburdened these daysThe role of organic foodTeflon cookware issuesWhy single use plastics are creating issuesHow veggies can help reduce toxicsThe benefits of ‘produce washes’AND MORE! About Emma Emma Rohmann is a mom of two and an environmental engineer with a decade of experience in the green building field. She helps parents and parents-to-be make healthier choices by providing practical and judgement-free advice, support, and product recommendations. Her goal through all that she does is, first and foremost, to provide practical, balanced, relevant information that will help you move the dial and and make healthier choices – and to do it in a friendly and approachable way. To find out more about Emma, head over to GreenAtHome.ca or on Instagram at @emma_greenathome.
May 4 2021
21 mins
Episode 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand
EP 36: How Sleep & Intimacy Go Hand in Hand If you've been caught up in a cycle of sleepless nights, there's a drug-free way to get back on track: Make love more often.  In our Sleep your Way to success (episode 13) and Beauty Sleep (episode 10)  episode we gave a ton of tips on how to improve both your sleep quality and quantity.   Today we are discussing how intimacy can not only improve your sleep but is also an excellent way to connect better to yourself  and your partner (if you have one) both physically and psychologically. Making love is an excellent way to transition yourself and turn your dial from the sympathetic nervous system (AKA GO MODE) to the parasympathetic nervous system (AS IN REST & DIGEST MODE) to get a deeper effective sleep. No partner? No problem. Sex, or more specifically, orgasm, with or without a partner, produces hormones that play a role in helping you relax and fall asleep.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:  Why orgasm produces hormones and what they are Why some hormones act as natural tranquilizers How they also reduce Cortisol How sleep can be enhanced Why quality of life with the release of oxytocin  Why more sex promotes bonding that helps you feel emotionally stable and generally less stressed Why more/better sleep can lead to more desire Why more/better sleep can enhance erections Why sleep conditions like snoring, coughing, insomnia, peri-menopause, Graves’s disease, CPAP are impacting relationships Why more couples are choosing to sleep separately, but still retain intimacy Why are sleep spaces are no longer sacred How pets, co-sleeping, etc can impact sleep quality What if you and your partner have different sleep times or routines Why you shouldn’t go to bed angry AND MORE! 
 Related Episodes Ep 10 - Beauty Sleep Ep 13 - Sleep your Way to success  To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us  #sleep, #better sleep, #intimacy, #bonding, #oxytocin, #cortisol, #hormones, #emotions, #snoring, #cosleeping, #orgasm
Apr 26 2021
20 mins
Episode 35: Revolutionizing Motherhood (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)
Episode 35: Revolutionizing Motherhood (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)  Whether you’ve had your kids or not, this is something all women (and their supportive men and family members) need to know about. Did you know that your health, vitality, and libido can be impacted long term if you don’t take the time to replenish and nourish yourself after childbirth?  Sleep deprivation coupled with the constant demands placed on you may leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and out of control way beyond the immediate postpartum leaving you  feeling out of sorts for years (and sometimes decades). That said, it doesn’t have to be this way. Kimberly Ann Johnson, author of the Fourth Trimester, birth doula and sexological bodyworker is back again to unpack it all for you. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: * What is the ‘fourth trimester’* What are the Five universal postpartum needs - Extended rest; nourishing foods; loving touch; presence of wise women; contact with nature* What does an ideal postpartum look like* Why women are overwhelmed during the ‘fourth trimester’* What are the top 5 considerations women need to look at in the postpartum period?* How you can help your body heal after childbirth* Why 6 weeks is the minimum time you should ‘rest’* Why some families hire support workers after birth* The role of the non-birthing parent* How you can treat your body with kindness if you have to return to work soon after birth* The unique challenges of single parents postpartum* The undeniable importance of partner communication afterwards* The challenges biology plays in the myth of equal care for an infant* According to a study most divorces happen during the first year, or looking back that’s when the problems started* AND MORE! 
 Aside from being a yoga teacher, postpartum advocate and single mom, Kimberly Johnson is a sexological bodyworker and somatic experiencing practitioner. She has been working hands-on for more than a decade helping women heal and recover from birth injuries, gynaecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is also the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, (who I’ve been telling all of our pregnant patients to read) and is the host of the Sex, Birth & Trauma podcast.  Connect with Kim: Kimberlyannjohnson.com Instagram  @kimberly.ann.johnson   Books by Kim  Call of the Wild The Fourth Trimester   Other Resources: Tammy Lynn Kent - the Wild Feminine @tamilynnkent Natural Health After Birth - Aviva Romm After The Baby’s Birth - Robin Lim Between Heaven and Earth - Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong   To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us  #trauma, #healing, #sexologist, #motherhood, #pelvicfloor, #postpartum, #desire, #emotions, #surgeries, #friendship, #gynaecological, #noregrets, #supportnetwork
Apr 20 2021
41 mins
Episode 34: Power, Pleasure & Purpose (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)
Episode 34: Power, Pleasure & Purpose (ft. Kimberly Ann Johnson)  Have you ever had a time when you didn’t get to say what you wanted to say or do what you wanted to do? Stored over time, this can be a form of retained trauma.  Trauma, no matter how small or big, can impact your body, mind, and spirit. Tapping into your deepest, truest self, you can learn to read and speak your body’s language, and create a paradigm shift with practices you need to heal, awaken your power, and live your most embodied life.  WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: What is a sexological body worker and why it deals with scope of practice including genital areaWhy Kimberly can help with:scar tissue remediationhealing prolapseincontinencegynaecological surgeriesabortion losssexual traumaany experience that radically change their relationship with their pelvis and sexuality or loss of desireWhy one of Kimberly’s patients coined her the ‘vaginapractor’What Kimberly does as a somatic experiencing practitionerWhy her book is called Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for GoodWhy you go through your life and have imprints, experiences that stick with you and leave good or bad memoriesWhy this practice is not about getting rid of experiences or wishing they didn’t happen/regret, but integrate so that their residue dissolvesHow to demystify and de-stigmatize trauma, and how much it can impede healingWhy trauma can be an incomplete cycle as an interpersonal hangover AND MORE!  Aside from being a yoga teacher, postpartum advocate and single mom, Kimberly Johnson is a sexological bodyworker and somatic experiencing practitioner. She has been working hands-on for more than a decade helping women heal and recover from birth injuries, gynaecological surgeries and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is also the author of the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, (who I’ve been telling all of our pregnant patients to read) and is the host of the Sex, Birth & Trauma podcast.  Connect with Kim: Kimberlyannjohnson.com Instagram  @kimberly.ann.johnson   Books by Kim  Call of the Wild The Fourth Trimester   Other Resources: Tammy Lynn Kent - the Wild Feminine @tamilynnkent  Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong   Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month!  To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #trauma, #healing, #sexologist, #sexualboundaries, #scartissue, #postpartum, #desire, #emotions, #surgeries, #awakenpower, #gynaecological, #noregrets
Apr 13 2021
38 mins
Episode 33: Finding Happiness - Being With All Your Emotions
Episode 33: Finding Happiness - Being With All Your Emotions Anger is part of the human condition and one that deserves a lot of attention because we don’t like it, we repel away from it and it can be caustic and painful for ourselves and for others if we lash out in anger. We love to intersect research with the wisdom of medicine that prevailed modern medicine by 1000’s of years. Medical and psychological Research shows that holding onto anger and resentment increases risk for anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, ulcers, migraines, backaches, heart attack and even cancer! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: We’re in balance when we allow ourselves to acknowledge and feel ALL of our emotionsWhy we tend to reject all emotions except for joy as we are endlessly in search for happiness.We must be balanced, and to not only seek joy. Without sadness, we cannot feel TRUE joy.Why with too much joy, we are manic, can’t sleep, erratic…Why teaching yourself and your children to name your feelings and you will see/ feel big transitionsWhat role does the amygdala play in emotionsHow to deal with both personal anger you feel, and anger from others directed at youWhy extended families can help new moms keep a more balanced lifeForgive people in your life, even those who are not sorry for their actions. Holding on to anger only hurts you not them.The effect of emotions on our organsThe role of food on our organsAND MORE! Related episodes: Solutions to FEAR-24 Let fear guide you-20 Overcoming fear 16 Falling in Love with Your Hormones with Dr. Fiona McCulloch - 17 Other resources: Alison Armstrong - Alison Armstrong - UnderstandMen.com - Your Source for Understanding Men and Women Contact us: @Drtanyawylde @aliveholistichealthclinic @meetmarywong Please like, comment👇 share, subscribe, give us a 5 star review on Apple podcasts, take a screen shot of you playing this episode & DM us on Instagram @embrace_you_first to enter to win a complimentary 30 minute consult with Dr. Wylde or Mary Wong each month! To 📺/🎧 to this episode see link in bio👆 www.embraceyoufirst.com If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please DM us #releaseanger, #happiness, #anxiety, #exercise, #gratitude, #noworries, #copingskills, #emotions, #kidsmentalhealth, #teenmentalhealth,
Apr 5 2021
32 mins

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