DrewTaddia (general)

I have been loving teaching yoga in Vegreville for about 6 years. I find the reason that I love to do yoga myself is that I always feel better for it! And it is for this reason that I love to teach yoga - because it is so gratifying to be able to help other people feel better too! Prior to my certification, I worked for fifteen years in the school system as an Educational Assistant, so it was an easy transition to teaching in the studio.

I came to the practice myself for the physical benefits, as I think many in our Western culture do. But I quickly found that many of the practices, though simple, were very profound. The act of simply becoming aware of your breath and your body, and how you're feeling physically, mentally, emotionally, can have such a huge impact on stress and anxiety levels. Yoga translates as yoke or union, and by simply reconnecting our physical, spiritual and mental aspects, we can come to find more balance in our lives. 

I am married to Cam, and we are happy parents to six grown children and two grandchildren. We live and work on a farm south of Vegreville, as well as work together in another business. Aside from my love of yoga, I enjoy time with our family, the outdoors, hiking, snowboarding, and water sports.

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Listen to Dorothy as she talks about the importance of running with a purpose. After her friend and running partner passed away she decided to start a campaign called Running for Rozina where Dorothy plans to raise money for the Children's Hospital art program.

More details in the show from her training program to recovery, addressing post goal depression and more.

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In this show I wanted to talk about the importance of a team. It's seems like more than ever I'm starting to realize how important a team is not only in business but in life. Think about your work place, there's a good chance you work with a team. You have a boss or manager, you have coworker and other employees all doing different things but working together for one purpose.

This is no different than a family. Each one of our family members contribute in some way. Course sports is no different. Everyone has one goal, everyone has a job or an objective and without that part done, we miss a big part of what we're trying to accomplish.

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It's important to develop routines for yourself, especially during back to school time. In this show I talk about the importance of routines, how to develop them and where to start.

Understand that you're developing routines right now, usually unhealthy, and usually based around like of time especially given the rush of back to school.

Do your best to set out some routines, regarding meal planning, a fitness schedule and a group, person or people to keep you accountable.

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Helene Segura talks about how to be more efficient in business and in life. How to save time, get more out of your day, prioritize and more!

Helene Segura, MA Ed, CPO®, author of The Inefficiency Assassin,  is a time management consultant based in San Antonio, TX. She combines neuroscience, educational psychology and pop culture to teach her individual clients and keynote and training audiences how to improve their efficiency during their work day so they can have a life outside of it. Her website is www.HeleneSegura.com.


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I'm excited to share with you, we'll be launching EM&B on a new station! More details within the show.

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Helen Chin Lui is a certified reflexologist, certified energy medicine practitioner, certified Usui Master Reiki practitioner and teacher. Her specialties include natural hormonal balancing, relief from chronic digestive issues, and chronic pain relief. She lives and works in Medfield, Massachussets and is the founder of the Healing Place, a holistic healing center that specializes in reflexology, chakra balancing, energy medicine, and Reiki.

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Have you thought about what you want out of life? Have you wrote it down, have you talked about it, or do you go through the motions? Do you feel like achieving your dreams is too far out of reach, do you know what they are?

In this show I talk about the reality of achieving which is much closer than many believe. I talk about setting an intention, going after your dreams and goals and not letting anything get in the way.

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More than a year ago, Cyndal Johnston, was on a maternity leave with her 6-month old son, when she stumbled upon a great business opportunity of selling hemp. The more she researched about hemp, the more she was amazed about its benefits that she started taking for herself and her family.

Now, she is a proud owner of HempE (Hemp Enthusiast) and has been a local distributor of hemp products ever since. She has discovered the versatility of hemp plants and now has a full health and beauty line, accessories, food products and recipes from it. You can find her contact details at the bottom of our show notes.

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5 tips in 5 minutes on how to stay on track while visiting family and friends! 

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Jasmany offers a few short words about the show from Florida! If you'd like to add your own for EM&B please let us know!

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We are lucky to have Katrina Chaytor today as she talks about the importance of taking care of our skin in this day and age. Especially if we are approaching the mature age of 30 and above. She works as a Medical Aesthetics Assistant for Dr. Jackson at the Silverfern Aesthetic and Vein Clinic and she fell in love with the skin care aspect of it. She, herself, is curious on how to keep her skin healthy, supple and wrinkle-fee. She's been the skin care professional for the past 7 years now. She sympathizes with their patients as they get emotionally affected by their skin and feels accomplished if she can help them get past through their skin problems.

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I couldn't be more excited to celebrate our 5 year mark on air with our new app launch for Exploring Mind and Body. I thought since we've been on air so long, why not do something a little extra special. I thought, why not celebrate these 5 years with something different.

That's where the idea of this app was born. Why download the app?

- shows come right to your device 

- convenience of saving time

- easily share the show with your friends or audience 

- download the show to your device if you're listening and not on wifi

- favourite a show to come back to

- read the show notes right from the app

We also have free products to giveaway with your download and review.

Nathalie P, Julie Daniluk, Dr. Lori Shemek and HempE have all given free products, books, and more for the first 100 downloads!

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On this episode of Exploring Mind and Body Doug Foley asked me to come on his show and talk about how to have and be whatever you want in life. I loved this interview so much that I wanted to share it with not only Doug's audience but mine as well.

In this show we talk about how I was able to start a business from nothing; the successes and failures I dealt with and still do today. We talk about what it's like to run a business, and what I'm up to now.

And we also talk about how to properly detox your body and remove the toxins from your life.

More show notes from Doug's post HERE.

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Here are my tips on the Benefits of Travel

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I thought it might be fun to put some of our best fitness interviews together in one show to give you an idea of what each interview entails. We have fitness guru and P90X sensation Tony Horton. Actor and fitness professional Andy McDermott and Jason Scott Johnson who's done just about anything you can think of from a Muay Thai Champion to designing fitness routines and has even been an actor on day time television.

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Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine! Cara distills everything she's learned in the years since about human potential and what it means to thrive. Then, she gives readers the tools they need to intentionally experience the their natural state of clarity and vitality in their everyday lives, the same flow that allowed her to achieve her personal best.

Cara Bradley is the author of ON THE VERGE She is a passionate teacher of yoga, meditation, and fitness who has been in the trenches of personal transformation as a “mental strength coach” for over three decades at her Verge Yoga Center, retreats, corporate training sessions, and with teams such as Villanova and Penn State. She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Visit her online at www.carabradley.net. 

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Top tips from Dorothy Keith as to why your weight doesn't matter and why it's best to simply get rid of your scale.

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Martin Parnell is author of the book, MARATHON QUEST and speaks on having a “Finish the Race Attitude – Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential”. Martin has written for, or been covered by CNN, BBC, CBC, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Runners World, Men’s Journal, Canadian Business, and Maclean’s. In a five year period, from 2010 to 2014, Martin completed 10 extreme endurance “Quests” including running 250 marathons in one year and raising $1.3m for the humanitarian organization Right To Play.

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Why we emotional eat, where it comes from, what you can do about it and some tips and suggestions on how to deal with emotional eating.

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Zen Cryar DeBrücke is the author of Your Inner GPS. She is an internationally renowned teacher, speaker, and coach whose programs have helped people all over the world transform their personal and business lives for the better. Visit her online at http://www.zeninamoment.com.

Show Notes:

  • what is your inner guidance system?
  • benefits of IGS: reduced stress, worry, anxiety, fear, etc.
  • Ester Hicks inspiration
  • what is 'closing'
  • what is 'opening'
  • wax on, wax off approach
  • when you're stressed your mind is out of alignment
  • Is this any of my business?
  • Am I thinking about this accurately ?
  • Is there anything I don't know?
  • Is the time to act now?
  • Fear - desires that are unexpressed
  • desire comes from divinity
  • emotion is not inner gps

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Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, EdD, PhD, is the author of The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and the chief medical officer of soundmindz.org, a popular mental health platform. He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and chief psychologist of Metrowest Medical Center. The author of several books, including The Power of Empathy and Performance Addiction, he lives with his family in Massachusetts and his website is www.balanceyoursuccess.com.

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Why we're recommending a week off and step challenge talk....

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More details to come....

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Dr. Jason Fung grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada..... I went to the University of Toronto at age 17 to begin studies in Biochemistry. By 23, I completed medical school at the U of T, and began my Internal Medicine residency there.

Finishing my specialty of Internal Medicine, I chose Nephrology (kidney disease) as my sub-specialty. Each field of internal medicine draws its own personalities. Nephrologists had the reputation of being a ‘thinkers’ specialty. There are a lot of intricacies of fluid and electrolytes, and I enjoyed these puzzles. I studied Nephrology at the University of California, Los Angeles mostly at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and the VA Wadsworth. Looking back, I realize that it must have been a little disconcerting to patients in the hospital to be treated by a doctor who looked about 18 years old.

I returned to Toronto in 2001 to start my career in Nephrology, where I still have both an office and hospital practice. Type 2 diabetes is by far and away the leading cause of kidney disease, and I treat many hundreds of patients with this disease. Many also have obesity. By the early 2010s my interest in nutrition, combined with my professional focus on obesity and T2D had led me directly to the diabesity puzzle.

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5 tips on Stress and Depression around Losing weight

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In our current day and age, we are using the quickest, least personal, and least effective means of communication possible; texting. So much information about what the other person is thinking and feeling is lost and left up to interpretation. This is often the cause of relationship issues; we are lacking personal connection and the understanding that we are all just human beings, real people.

In this episode, Drew talks about his recent, refreshing experience with talking on the phone with some of his listeners. He talks about why he wanted to talk to them in this way, how it went, and how beneficial it could be to incorporate more of this interpersonal communication in our everyday lives.  

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Tips for how to create a toxic free environment and much more!

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Being a girl at the gym, it’s a common feeling: being at the gym and thinking everyone is staring at you, laughing about how silly you look. Perhaps at some point, everyone at the gym experiences this. Dorothy Keith has been no exception, however, she has learned how to greatly overcome this awkward feeling. In this brief show, she will walk you through steps to stomp this unnecessary feeling, and leave you feeling more confident and at ease at the gym. 

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Show Notes:

  • Who is Dr. Klop, how he got interested in Homeopathy
  • Do something fulfilling to get better/back to health
  • Having a sense of purpose helps people live longer
  • Drew Taddia´s personal story- success and failures
  • "If you want to own the island, burn the boats."- Tony Robbins
  • Purpose
    • Everyone has one, even trees have a purpose
    • It´s about connecting your past positive and negative experiences together to find out what propels you forward
    • Yet to be uncovered
  • When facing life challenges, connect back to your purpose
    • We are often overwhelmed with descisions, we spread ourselves too thin and we are not fulfilled
  • What matters to you? What moves you forward?
    • Answering these questions is the key to a longer life
  • Being in service to others
  • Once someone is aware that they have been unaware, they can start to ask and answer some of life´s key questions
    • Why am I here? Is this my legacy? What am I leaving behind? How am I contributing to and bettering myself and the world around me?
    • The awnsers to these questions fertilizes the soil in which you grow.
  • Look back in life and write down your top 5 best experiences, and the top 5 most painful/discouraging experiences
    • To propel yourself forward
    • Use what you have learned to help others grow
  • My purpose is ___, so that ___
    • Ex: My purpose is to help others find their purpose- to live a fully/wholly and healthily, so that they inspire others to do the same
  • Write, think, and talk about your life purpose
  • Create a life that fulfills your purpose
  • Our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves- healing from a foundation level
    • Our "Quick fix" society teaches us to just mask the symptoms - never getting rid of the root of the problem
    • Make changes that treat the root of the problem
  • Eating with fear is just as bad as eating McDonalds
    • Good Food + Bad Mindset = Unhealthy
    • Bad Food + Good Mindset = Healthier
  • Do what works for you
    • Small changes to impact the core of the problem are huge
  • Don´t be afraid to indulge yourself, life is short
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Jonathan Chant works not only on stretching the muscles, but stretching the mind. This episode discusses the unlimited possibilities that come from stomping your limiting beliefs. . . We will discover the stories we make up about why we can’t do certain things and the habits these stories cause us to form. We will then learn how to break these negative habits, and how to instead create consistent, positive, and sustainable ones.

This show will be examining what you really want to do, what has been stopping you from doing it, and what you need to do to make this happen; the path to health, wellness, and feeling great is paved!

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I recently had the opportunity to interview Sarah Isley on Exploring Mind and Body as she talked about the toxins in your deodorant. This time she asked me to join her as she interviews me on her up close and personal approach to her company Lonebody.

Show Notes:

  • Did you have an epiphany moment regarding health and wellness?
  • What is your greatest fear and how have you overcome it?
  • Designing my own supplement Complete Truth Protein
  • My favourite 'go to' recipe
  • What is on your bucket list?
  • If you could give anything to anyone at all, what would it be?
  • Going phoneless and why I don't use a cellphone


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Motivation with James Anderson

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Here is a short interview of how some local heroes are working together to help those that have been evacuated from Fort McMurray. 

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Eat Complete with Dr. Drew Ramsey is all about Brain Health and helping you understand that firstly food can improve the health of your brain and secondly which foods can help in which ways. Eat Complete is also jam packed with recipes to help you prepare delicious to improve the health of your brain.

Show Notes: 

  • Importance of food for the brain
  • Nutrients that help the brain grow
  • Science of how depression and anxiety can be fought with food
  • Stop counting calories - 'Don't turn a good meal into a math equation'
  • Nutrient dense foods
  • The rule of Kale
  • Brain healthy foods: potassium, leafy greens, seafood, nuts, beans, dark chocolate
  • 30% of women lack iodine
  • Add Vitamin b12 to your diets along with omega 3 fatty acids
  • Sign up for Dr. Ramsey's FREE 7 day brain boost here.

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In this mind-expanding episode, we explore the ideas of Vishen Lakhiani, and discuss his newly published and brilliant book, “Code of the Extraordinary Mind.” Vishen realized that out of all of the tips to success we are taught in school, the biggest and most important was left out: How to operate on a much higher level of consciousness.

As his life mission to teach humanity these skills, he shares with us how to change our brain waves, increase our happiness by 25% (with just 3 minutes a day), how to improve physical endurance with only your mind, and much more on how to attain this breakthrough mindset.

Show Notes:

  • Interesting story of how he got started, thriving career
  • Meditation
  • Forgiveness- Changing your brain waves, freeing yourself from fear
  • Gratitude- Improves physical body, healing power, 25% happier in 30 days, daily exercise, keeping a journal. 5 things you are grateful for about your personal life, your work life, and yourself.
  • Giving- Evolutionary, strength of human connections,being happy=making others happy
  • Goals- Fake rules of life that have been passed down by generations. Means goals vs. End goals:learning what you are ultimately trying to gain from your goals, and how to get them much faster. Ex: weight loss= intimacy, opening up your possibilities to achieving intimacy in different ways.
  • Unmessable- Learn to be fear proof
  • “Be merciless with your kindness.”
  • Set points- Points of measurement, 50 push ups.

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How to Hack Sleep When Stressed 

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Toxins in Your Deodorant with Sarah Isley is the topic on Exploring Mind and Body. I asked Sarah to come on because after designing your own clean product like Sarah has you know the ins and outs of the industry, you know the time and effort it takes to develop a product and you know the ingredients it takes to find out what works, what others are using and how you can improve on what's out there today.

Show Notes:

  • how grandma started the family into healthy living and ignited a family run chain of health food stores (LOVE this story)
  • what you surround yourself with is what your health will be
  • Vitamin Cottage to Natural Grocers
  • why to stay away from conventional deodorants
  • what toxins are in regular deodorants
  • what you put under your arms
  • toxic substances and lymph nodes

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5 Worst Detoxes Ever was inspired by the constant news I hear about so many try a 3 day detox to improve their health.

I don't agree with short detoxes or fasts, I feel that many times we actually put more stress on our bodies by removing all nutrients and even some toxins. Take sugar for example. We as a society are addicted to sugar, which means if we remove all sugar our bodies go through withdrawals which puts an enormous amount of stress on our bodies both mentally and physically. 

The the higher road, moving in a sustainable manner, step by step is the way to see sustainable results. So let's get into the 5 Worst Detoxes Ever!

Full show notes at Exploringmindandbody.com

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Feng Shui Your Bedroom is the hot topic on Exploring Mind and Body. This is a fun show and short interview as I interview Dorothy Keith in 5 Minutes on How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom! Not only is she offering tips but for the first time as a guest doing this, she's put together the intro as well!

It's so important to clean old, stagnant and negative energy from your home. Many places like under the bed, in corners, even in closets hand on to energy that needs to be cleared out so we can move on emotionally.

5 Tips in 5 Minutes:


Be sure to have lighter colours in your bedroom. Cream, coral, peach, tan....earthy type of colors which include light blue's and greens as well. 

Stay away from red or oranges which are too stimulating.

Bed Position 

  • Move bed as far away from the door as possible
  • not under a window
  • find a solid wood headboard 
  • don't point your feet toward the door 

Stick to Curves not Corners 

  • Furniture should be round or curved not pointed
  • soften sharp corners with fabric 

Clear Clutter

  • clear clutter from corners, closets and especially under the bed


  • keep living plants in the room, not plastic 
  • place on night stand
  • flowers
  • books as well
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Shin Splints How to Prevent and Treat is something I wanted to talk about because the question just happened to come up in our Monthly Membership from Dallas. I love questions because it gives me a better idea of what you want to know, so let's talk about shin splints!

Show Notes:

The first thing you should know is if you do nothing they will absolutely get worse. You don't want them to get worse because then they'll get in the way of you reaching your health and fitness goals.

Undestanding what shin splints are - which is muscles actually tearing away from the bone, should help encourage your to do more things to prevent.

Regarding Prevention 

It's important to check your shoes and make sure they aren't too old. 90% of people wear shoes far past the time they should be replaced. This causes issue from everything to knee and ankle pain to shin splints. Replace your shoes on a regular basis especially if you're running on them.

Pay attention to surfaces you're running on - hard surfaces i.e. concrete will cause shin splints so try to run on a track, grass or even dirt.

Tape from time to time before shin splints come if possible. Find a professional to help.

Compression socks are another great way to prevent shin splints.

Always heat before activity and ice afterwards.

Strengthen - use a rubber band, walk backwards, or crunch a towel with your toes.

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The Wizard of OZ is without a doubt my all time favourite movie which is why I wanted to talk about the Nutrition of OZ. I have a deep love for food, real food, food that naturally energizes your body; that heals, cures and prevents. I also have a deep childhood love of everything about the Wizard of OZ.

So I thought, why not put the two together? In this show I'll be comparing the 4 main nutrients our bodies need in each and every meal, and I'll also be matching up the similarities between the main characters of the Wizard of Oz and how they relate to one another.

Show Notes:

Dorothy - fibre and antioxidants from fruit and veggies the main character of the movie and what should be the main character of your nutrition.

The Cowardly Lion - protein and the myth behind them both.

The Tin Man - Heart Healthy Fats and how the two are related.

The Scarecrow - directly linked to carbs because carbs don't make you fat and you need energy from them. As much energy as the scarecrow has.

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Blaine’s connection to MitoCanada was a result of his son Evan who tragically went from being a perfectly normal 4-year-old kid (8 years ago) to a spastic quadriplegic overnight (who could not longer walk, talk or eat) as a result of mitochondrial disease. Blaine has poured his spare time over the past 7 years into helping raise awareness, provide support and raise funds for mitochondrial disease.

Blaine Penny is a passionate family man, Engineer, endurance athlete and volunteer. Blaine is a business executive by day, leading the Canadian operations for IHS Global Canada Ltd. - a global Information Services company - and a volunteer with MitoCanada Foundation by night. Blaine was a co-founder and past President and CEO of MitoCanada (2009 – 2015), the first and only Canadian charity in support of mitochondrial disease.

Show Notes:

  • from New Brunswick 
  • started out playing hockey, running, fishing, then got into cross country skiing 
  • starting running so he could ski
  • moved to Calgary 
  • loved climbing 
  • married, had kids then got into more conventional road running 
  • 2009 found out son Evan had Mitochondrial disease 
  • runs to relieve stress
  • part of the Bow Valley Harriers 
  • more on what Mitochondrial Disease is....


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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm MDT

Finding motivation is always a hot topic which is why I wanted to offer 10 instant tips to increase fitness motivation. The truth of the matter is, motivation isn't always there which is why it's so important to use that motivation and ride the wave when it is there.

In this post I'm going go over 5 tips to increase your motivation today! All you have to do is take action. It's easy to think about it, even talk about it, but putting these tips into action is the real challenge and will be exactly where you'll see results. So let's get started!

Setting Goals

Set a short 5 or 10 day challenge

Or you could try our FREE 10 Day Fitness Challenge here.

Find a Workout Partner

Record in a Success Journal

Plan an Event or Vacation

Track Your Progress


Finding a Motivating Environment

Using Momentum

A Coach or Partner

Mastermind Group

Links Mentioned:




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Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am MDT

I feel it's so important to support local which is why I brought on Erin Braybrook who is the owner of the Carstairs Flower Shop Sparkling Dahlia. I wouldn't say it's the easiest thing to do to start your own business, in fact for me personally it's the hardest thing I've ever done.

The truth is, many of us that start our own businesses rely on local to support to run a business, feed ourselves and our families and without that local support, the service simply isn't available anymore.

Given businesses should be run correctly, there should be comparable prices, the customer service should always be on par and the quality of products should be there as well.

In this interview I ask Erin, what supporting local means to her, how and why she started her business, how difficult it can be, what the long hours are like and deep down, why she decided to put her shop up in the first place.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm MDT

James Anderson talks about how to push past your limits as he strives to break world records, inspire and raise money on his mission to be the fittest person in the world.

Who is James?

25 year old Ultra Endurance Athlete and Entrepreneur. Is the current holder of the Guinness world record for heaviest weight lifted with a Kettlebell in 1 hour (held for 19 months) , finalist in BBC 2's "Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week" - labelled the toughest reality T.V Show ever aired.

Only one of two men to run the entire pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome 1,200 miles in 58 days completely unassisted. Attempting world record for push ups, only 100 off last attempt reaching 2,100 reps in one hour. Now uses experience to build successful businesses

Show Notes:

  • Personal training
  • experience with 'run to Rome'
  • mission to be the 'fittest person in history'
  • marathon in the sea carry weights on his back
  • 24hr stair climb challenge
  • row, run and stair climb challenge
  • kettle bell world record holder
  • success had been built on a mountain of failure
  • world record push up challenge


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Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm MDT

On this episode of Exploring Mind and Body I have the opportunity to interview Donald Altman who is the author of Clearing Emotional Clutter. I feel like so many of us carry around our past, we're weighed down emotionally and haven't learned how to let go.

I like the example Donald used in the interview as he talks about Hoarding. Many of us have watched the show hoarders, and many of us have thought, 'how could they live that way'. I'd imagine if you could look deep into our emotions, you'll find emotional hoarding in most of us.

As a psychotherapist Donald has an interesting way of looking at the mind and helping us understand how to let go of mind clutter. He even discusses how we can retrain our brain and way of thinking so we can have more positive thoughts and emotions.

Who is Donald Altman?

Donald Altman is the author of Clearing Emotional Clutter, One-Minute Mindfulness, and several other books about mindfulness. He is a practicing psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk. An award-winning writer and an expert on mindful eating, he teaches in the neurobiology program at Portland State University.  Visit him online at http://www.mindfulpractices.com.

Show Notes:

  • hoarding in the mind
  • lifestyle tools
  • studying at a monastery
  • compassion meditating
  • family mind clutter
  • childhood mind clutter
  • how to untie knots
  • step back from a situation
  • notice your anger
  • realize where your 'knot' came from
  • take an elevated view of your emotions
  • inner facebooking
  • navy seal positivity training

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am MDT

I wanted to talk about relationship weight gain because the truth is, it's easier to gain weight in a relationship. I want to thank Dallas for bringing the topic up and asking me to offer my insight on the subject.

In this post I'm going to give you 5 tips in 5 minutes on relationship weight gain, why it happens and why it's easier to gain weight when you are in a relationship.

I would like to note before I get started, I'm not saying you will gain weight if you get in a relationship, I'm just saying it can be easier. And of course you may find the exact opposite happen if you get together with someone who loves working out and eating healthy because then you can do this together and live healthier, however that's rarely the case.

5 Tips in 5 Minutes:


When you find someone you enjoy being with many times its enough to simply be with them. You don't have to go out, buy dinner, dress fancy. You simply enjoy each others company which means you're perfectly comfortable doing nothing but sitting on the couch watching a movie.

The only downfall to this is, not only do you go out for dinner less but you tend to go for walks less, or other other activities that helps burn calories.

Self Imagine 

Let's be honest here, you found your love, you're in a relationship and many people get 'comfortable' with their self image. No doubt a positive, we should all strive to be comfortable in our own skin, be confident in what we look like and have a positive self imagine.

However, if you gain a few lbs you notice it less. If you eat an unhealthy meal, no big deal, sweat pants and a sweater lounging around won't show the pizza every weekend for a month anyways. If you miss a few workouts, you don't think about it much because you're cozy at home and aren't going out as much anyways.

Lack of Support 

We feed off of each other especially in a relationship. If one person doesn't feel like eating a healthy dish it's much easier to say, 'fine let's order take out'. If one person doesn't support your workouts for example then you feel guilty leaving the kids with them.

Having Some Help

We know what it's like not to have any help. You have a job, kids, then you have to prepare meals and all by yourself. Lack of help seems like you're trying to run in quick sand while someone is standing there watching you. What's worse is if it's a loved one, and you can't figure out why they won't help.

Support and help mean everything, unfortunately if you don't get that help, it's much easier for you to skip that healthy meal, toss a frozen pizza in the over or have microwave popcorn for dinner instead.

Extra Time

Extra time isn't something we have. In the last tip we talked about family, kids, job and a spouse...one that likely doesn't help to boot. So we certainly feel we don't have time. We don't have time to make a grocery list, plan our meals for the week, plan our workouts or go to the gym.

It's time consuming to do all these extra things, and it's much easier to simply skip it all together.

But Wait! .....There's Hope!

I understand relationship weight gain, in fact I see it all the time. It could be a friend you haven't seen for a number of weeks or a number of months and you finally see them and can't figure out where that 10lbs came from. A new relationship would be a good guess.

Not all relationships cause you to gain weight but it is common especially if you don't have that support with or from them.

But there is hope and that's why it's so important to find a supportive community to be a part of. Of like minded individuals that want to live healthy, that can offer that support, that ask and answer questions. A supportive community means everything ESPECIALLY if you don't have it at home.

But Wait There's More 

Within our monthly membership we also offer meal plans that include recipes and grocery shopping lists to save you time in the grocery store in the kitchen. And we cover fitness too, with all at home weekly workouts (no equipment required).

If you're looking for a supportive community, a safe place that will offer a positive influence on your life, for more details click here.


This show was brought to you by Coaching with Lucinda.  Nutrition, weight loss coaching and much more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am MDT

Binge eating is a major topic because we all do it in some way or another. We could have serious eating disorders or we could have trouble picking up a bag of chips and not finishing the whole thing. Whatever it is we all deal with binge eating on some level which is why I want to discuss how to overcome binge eating.

In this show I go over 4 levels of Binge Eating, which include understand stress and how your stress levels contribute to binge eating.

Emotional eating goes hand in hand with binge eating which it's why I'll talk about that next. Self sabotage is also a major subject that needs to be addressed and finally we'll go over letting go of the past, and help you understand what's weighing us down and how to let go.

#1. Stress

If we can understand that stress is the main reason we binge eat then we'll give ourselves a better opportunity to overcome bing eating.

It's so important to work on releasing that stress valve with consistent and conscious effort because we don't have a natural stress release. Writing, getting away, talking about your stress, and especially exercise are all ways to help you reduce stress which will ultimately help you overcome binge eating.

#2. Emotional Eating

Emotional eating goes hand in hand with binge eating. If can better understand when our emotions are high, look to find different outlets similar to stress relief then emotional eating won't be such an issue.

#3. Self Sabotage

We have to understand that we are worth it. Doesn't matter who we are, what we've done or what we want. We are worth it and we deserve to happy, healthy individuals that enjoy life. Self sabotage has a whole lot to do with how to overcome binge eating.

#4. Letting go of the past

Anyway you look at it, the past holds us down. Anger, fear, not accepting who we are or where we're at in life holds of back because of what happened in the past. By letting go, find outlets like breathing exercises or meditation we can focus on what pain we're still holding on to.


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Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm MDT

5 Surprising Tips Why You Have the Flu 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am MDT

Rick Titan on How to Crush Stress

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am MDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm MDT

5 tips in 5 minutes for beginner half marathon runners

Here's a short snippet from my interview with Dr. Davis, author of Wheat Belly on Exploring Mind and Body. Should you cut out wheat, is wheat bad for you, what results can you get from cutting out wheat? Dr. Davis answers all these here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm MDT

Join P90X Sensation Tony Horton as we get up close in personal on Exploring Mind and Body!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am MDT

This is Troy interviewing me on how I ran a half marathon without training.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am MDT

In this show in Real People, Real Results I interview Lana Kreiser on how she was able to see such significant results in only 2 months!  And she'll tell you how you can too.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am MDT

No doubt something we'll all need to deal with at some point in our lives. International best selling author, Debra Oakland talks about how she lost her 2 children, 2 brothers and father all in a 4 year span, how she was able to deal with it and you can handle grief as well.


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Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm MDT

Ideas on how to save time and be efficient with your day.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm MDT

In this show I pretty much go over what you shouldn't do if you're going to run a half marathon. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am MDT

5 Tips in 5 minutes of understanding how to control your portions!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am MDT

The #1 reason people tell me they didn't go workout, grocery shop or prepare their meals is because they say they have no time.

So I thought, why not do a show on how to get more out of your day, so there's more time doing the things you want or feel you don't have time for. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm MDT

Listen to Dorothy Keith as she talks about how she was able to get incredible results in only 10 days!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am MDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am MDT

Tobin Blake a Healing Journey 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:07pm MDT

Dangers of Instant Results

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm MDT

Reduce the risk of a heart attack, here's how.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am MDT

Why I chose to go cell phoneless and the benefits I found.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am MDT

Benefits of Fermented Foods

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am MDT

The importance of taking car of your car. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm MDT

The importance of mindful eating 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm MDT

Undiet with Meghan Telpner

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am MDT

Ultra Marathoner Dave Proctor

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm MDT

Dr. Bernie Siegel talks about Love, Animals and Miracles 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm MDT

5 Tips in 5 Minutes on using a brace for injuries 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am MDT

5 tips in 5 minutes on why you should be sore after a workout but don't need to be sore after every workout.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am MDT

In 5 minutes here are my best tips on how to avoid cravings.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:48am MDT

Yes, you should absolutely eat when you're not hungry. In this show I telly you why.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am MDT

Ricks Meditation tips!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm MDT

Tips to save time in the grocery store 

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How you don't need to spend hours in the gym and why using high intensity workouts is the best way to workout.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am MDT

Tips from Kelly on how to reach your goals with Visualization.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm MDT

What you Shouldn't do after a workout regarding nutrition 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm MDT

Check out my interview with Betty Rocker!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm MDT

questions from our monthly membership 

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Dirk's 4 Principles 

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Tips on how to reduce stress and Eat out guilt free

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What heating healthy is stressful and what you can do about it

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Key tips on how to keep all your hard work into the new year.

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Dr. Rebecca Risks talks about Lyme Disease 

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Tips to more easily get up and work out in the morning.

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Communication from the other side

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Why the family first fitness approach is the best way to see results from the entire family.

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with Jenn Santana 

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7 Tips for lasting change

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How to over come rejection.

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For our Monthly Membership group

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Great tips to reduce stress at this time of year

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EM&B #214: Applied Kinesiologist Dr. Adrian Korol

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