Amy Smith is the creator of Joy Junkie and it is her mission to empower women to help to find their voice. There are ways to express how you feel without being engulfed with guilt, fear or blame.
Amy’s mantra gets discussed in our conversation and I want you to take the time to see how hers relates to your life and what mantra you could create for yourself.
Amy Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker and personal empowerment expert. She is the founder of thejoyjunkie.com and helps individuals find personal empowerment and self-love.
MOM GUILT + DEALING WITH NEGATIVITY
Mom guilt is real but doesn’t have to be. Amy wants you to give yourself permission to take time to heal your body as a new mom. Change your perception of the word guilt as it is a word reserved for when you did something wrong according to you. It doesn’t need to be used when you are doing what’s...
The first weeks postpartum are extremely magical and challenging all at the same time. I know how hard it can be to navigate your way through this stage with the hormones, body changes and sleep deprivation. Over the past 15 years of working with postpartum clients and going through this 3 times myself, I wanted to share with you some of my tips that can help ease you into this new stage of your life!
1. ENJOY THE BONDING TIME WITH YOUR BABY!
Even in the midst of all the chaos, sleep deprivation, body changes and the fog of hormones, enjoy the moments with your new bundle of joy.
2. ASK FOR HELP!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for help! In fact, I recommend setting this up ahead of time with a friend, family member or even hiring yourself a housekeeper to help clean your house as this can help minimize your stress level and allow you to enjoy bonding time with baby. It also gives you more time to rest,...
Creating space and balance in your body can play a big role in how you feel - physically, mentally and emotionally. As we age, there tends to be rounding of the spine and a loss of fluidity between our joints.
When you can create space in your body and improve the amount + function of your fascia, you could see a huge improvement in how you feel or better yet - PREVENT.
Many women who have followed my programs see drastic improvements in their back pain, neck pain and hip pain in a very short period of time. As you begin to create these new habits, you can feel the activation in your body, feel the connection in your deep core and be able to see the results of your hard work that will benefit you for a lifetime.
HOW DO I START CREATING SPACE IN MY BODY?
One of the first places to start is with your posture. How you sit during your day, carry your children and simply stand affect the alignment of your spine and bones. Here are three things I challenge you to do...
Lane Kennedy reveals to us the power women have within their bodies if they listen. Her passion to empower, transform and support other women is what drives our conversation. Lane speaks so her story can be heard. She shares so that other women know they are not alone. And Lane cares because she believes that you have the power to change this world.
Lane Kennedy has over 20 years of experience mastering and acquiring knowledge that is required to live in today’s overstressed tech’d world. She has a wealth of intelligence and passion for helping others find bio, individualized wellness. She has become an advocate for anyone struggling or stressed looking for revolutionary solutions. Lane works with clients on real alternatives to conventional medicine, including deep mindfulness meditation practice. She is also a Bulletproof coach.
I was so excited to have Lane come on to talk about her experience with hemp oil and how...
Mindful movement begins with listening to your body. Your body will tell you when it’s ready to be pushed a little harder or ready to go a little deeper. It will also tell you when it needs a break. In today’s society, we have this “Go Hard or Go Home” mentality that pressures us to push our bodies further and quicker than we should, leaving us feeling exhausted, depleted and susceptible to injury.
When you begin listening to your body and bringing more awareness to your movement, you will be amazed at what can happen.
I encourage you to start approaching your movement with grace. The reason I say this is because many times we want to push our bodies past the point of where it is comfortable going because we...
I get so many questions about umbilical hernias that I wanted to devote an entire podcast episode to it! If you have any more questions about umbilical hernias, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram or Facebook!
WHAT IS AN UMBILICAL HERNIA?
When the intestines or fatty tissue protrudes through the naval indicating there is a tear in the fascia of the abdominal wall.
WHAT CAN CAUSE AN UMBILICAL HERNIA?
An umbilical hernia can be caused by:
According to John Hopkins, about 20% of babies are born with umbilical hernias with 90% of them closing naturally by the age of 5.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AN UMBILICAL HERNIA?
You can check an umbilical hernia the same way you check for diastasis recti, but I recommend you have someone else do this for you because it can commonly be...
Detoxing is so important because it helps eliminate and prevent inflammation and disease in your body. While there are many ways to detox, one effective and inexpensive way I recommend is dry brushing. In this episode, I am going to share with you all things dry brushing starting with why it's important and ending with how to dry brush.
WHAT IS YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
"The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body." - livescience.com
Your lymphatic system is part of your immune system and consists of a network of vessels that branch through all parts of your body circulating important bodily fluid to defend against infection.
WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
This is a conversation that I have been wanting to have with you for a long time. Lately, I have been reminding myself about this journey of life that we are all on and how it relates to the way our mind works and how we move forward on our path. Before we get this conversation started, I want you to look back at your past as that is what has gotten you here today. I want you to be grateful for any mistakes, triumphs, overcomings and of course all the good that has all lead up to this moment.
“We have to work on not allowing our past to hold us behind for the potential that we have now and for the future.” – Erica Ziel
When you take each day, one at a time, you will start to understand the importance that each day has to offer. One thing I like to incorporate into my daily life is reminding myself what I'm grateful for. When you take the time to feel this gratitude towards certain aspects of your life, you will begin to find a greater...
“31 million Americans have back pain at any given time.” – American Chiropractic Association
“Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide and is one of the most common reasons for missed work.” – American Chiropractic Association
“80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life,” – The University of North Carolina
These are just some of the startling statistics that we uncover in this episode. Odds are, you can relate to one of these statistics, but you don’t have to be a number.
You can do something to decrease and even minimize your back pain today. Whether it’s by bringing awareness to your body, improving your daily habits or adding more movement into your life. You have the power to make this change.
In this episode, I let you in on how you can work to decrease your...
Here is an exercise tip that will help enhance the way that you do your squats! Squat pulses are one of my favorite exercises. Why? Because it helps to strengthen your glutes, hamstrings + deep core.
Your deep core is what my Prenatal + Postnatal Membership is centered around! Everything stems from the core. Having a strong deep core will help to improve your balance and posture while building new fascial connections and coordination throughout your body. All of this will help improve your quality of life in the way that you hold yourself.
WHAT MAKES PULSING MORE EFFECTIVE?
The benefit from pulsing is that you are constantly stimulating + engaging the muscles. This also allows for you to hold a movement longer as you are not releasing and re-engaging that connection. You can do more reps with smaller movements (like squat pulses), which fatigue your muscles in a different way than doing full-range.
Pulsing also brings a new awareness...