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Dr Hammerstedt & her guests lightheartedly dig into health evidence and education to empower you into real sustainable lifestyle and mindset changes to curate your health future. Heather Hammerstedt MD is a double board certified physician, in emergency medicine and lifestyle medicine, an integrative nutrition coach, CEO of Wholist Lifestyle Medicine Coaching and Consults... and momma... who can't get enough of interviewing colleagues all over the map of medicine and health in the fields of ...
 
Unlock Your Life is the podcast for highly successful, visionary, heart centered women of color that want more out of life! If you’ve done all the things….got the degrees, the fancy job, the family but still feel like something is missing then this is the podcast for you. Break free from the white picket prison! Join your host, Lori A. Harris as she shares the mindfulness tools you need to finally put yourself first and design a purpose driven life that you love. This podcast is designed to ...
 
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In this episode, I’m showing you how to get clear on your core values and use them to make decisions in alignment with the person you aspire to be. I'm showing you how your core values can support you in creating a life you love, sharing some of my own core values and beliefs, and some questions you can ask yourself to identify yours. Get full show…
 
This week, I’m sharing five tools that will help you keep going when everything doesn’t look perfect. Hear some thought paradigms that can keep you stuck and prevent you from offering your gifts to the world, and the importance of allowing yourself to be honest, authentic, vulnerable, and imperfect. Get full show notes and more information here: ht…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing an inspiring story of how one woman changed the course of history for untold numbers of people. This is a pep talk for all the helpers and healers out there. I’m reminding you that your work makes a difference in the world and creates a ripple effect. Get full show notes and more information here: https://loriaharris.co…
 
In this episode, I’m encouraging you to consider your creative calling, whether you are doing it in your life right now, and sharing some tips to help you become the person who is loving your life. Learn the importance of kinship, and how to start loving your vocation and the work you do in the world. Get full show notes and more information here: …
 
Rachelle McCloud joins us today to discuss how to Utilize Your Brain for Opportunity Despite Trauma. She discusses her personal struggles with mental health. She felt as though she was failing to thrive as a woman and a mother. Once she was able to restore her wellness through intervention therapy, she started helping others. She talks about the de…
 
Your body is a gift. It’s not about the size, it’s about the love that’s contained within. So this week, I’m talking to you about your relationship with the numbers. Discover how to stop making your joyfulness in the moment conditional on some outside circumstance, and learn how to stop blocking your blessings and let the good flow to you. Get full…
 
Dr. George and Vanessa Naum join us today to discuss how to Strive to Thrive in Your Relationship. As marriage coaches, they discuss the stages of marriage, from romance to raising children together, from finding yourself to getting old together. They help couples find out what they really want and what they need help with. They work with couples t…
 
Join me this week as I show you how to harness the power of your imagination. What would you love to be, do, have, or create? I’m showing you how to use your imagination to do the things that light you up and sharing an exercise to help you start feeling excited about your life. Get full show notes and more information here: https://loriaharris.com…
 
Ari Tulla is here today to talk about Precision Nutrition-The What Now. His current company, Elo, was created to help people turn food into medicine so you can live life to the fullest. Elo collects information about your body and uses this data to understand what your body needs. The data is used to deliver the right nutrition so that you get heal…
 
Listen in this week as I share how your thoughts affect your worrying. Hear some questions to ask yourself to check in with your worry, what you can do when you catch yourself in a thought that causes you anxiety, and how to feel good in your body regardless of external circumstances. Get full show notes and more information here: https://loriaharr…
 
Tandy Gutierrez joins us today to discuss Our Bodies as a Fitness Vessel. Fitness can look like many different things—it doesn’t have to be boiled down to running long distances or lifting heavy things. Small muscles, slow movements, and rest can all be just as important to our fitness and our results. Noticing what feels good to our bodies can be …
 
It is important for us to remember and stand for justice. In this episode, I’m sharing Mary Turner’s story and showing you why it is worth stopping and speaking her name. I’m giving you the tips and tools you need to keep the revolution going, and showing you why in order to serve, you have to practice good self-care. Get full show notes and more i…
 
Hope Pedraza is here today to talk about Healing Your Gut for Sustainable Health. The gut microbiome is the bacteria (both good and bad) and enzymes that are living in your gut. There could be connections between gut health and diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and things like mood and anxiety. Gut health is also connected to hormones. So,…
 
This week, I’m sharing how women tend to not have all the information that would be helpful to them regarding their bodies, and how Erica Chidi decided to do something about that. Hear the work she does to empower women to gain a deeper understanding of their bodies and how to acquire unbiased, science-backed information to become better healthcare…
 
Tammie Chang, MD joins us today to discuss Kind Intentional Boundaries. Boundaries are a relatively new concept that were essentially introduced to the public in the 1990’s, so they’re not something our parents (for example) grew up with. As women, we were socialized not to talk back or complain and to be caretakers and givers, so this makes the co…
 
Join me this week as I share what the GirlTrek mission entails, the foundations upon which it is based, and why you should never ask permission to save your own life. Discover how to use the gift of imagination to bring joy and freedom into your life, and how the inspiring leadership of a beautiful organization has impacted so many lives around the…
 
What would it look like if you decided to live your life as a free person? In this episode, I’m showing you how this is possible through somebody who is doing exactly that. Learn the importance of living an intentional life and how to show up and make a difference in the world simply by being yourself. Get full show notes and more information here:…
 
I’m showing you how starting a side hustle doing something you love can allow you to come forward and be your authentic self in life. Hear some recommendations from an amazing woman this week, and get ready to be inspired to go forward towards the thing that will allow you to become your very best dream self. Get full show notes and more informatio…
 
Dr. Latifat Akintade joins us to discuss the topic: Money Fitness Equals Freedom. Financial education can feel overwhelming. How do you know what to do and how do you take care of your family financially? What might your future look like if you’re always worried about a paycheck? Dr. Latifat will talk to us about money fitness and share tips on mon…
 
This week, I’m sharing some tips to help you distinguish what gossip is and what it is not, and showing you how to change your approach to gossiping. Hear the reasons we tend to gossip, where gossip used to show up for me, and how I eliminated gossip from my life. Get full show notes and more information here: https://loriaharris.com/34…
 
I’m showing you how to have a difficult conversation and two approaches to offering an apology when you make a mistake. It can be hard to admit when we’re wrong but it is important, so discover the importance of shoveling while the pile is small, and how to have a difficult conversation that starts with the heart. Get full show notes and more infor…
 
Dr. Laura Purdy is here today to discuss Telemedicine as a New Way Access Health. Telemedicine is a practice that’s not new and has become even more prevalent in the pandemic, but many people are skeptical about it. How can doctors provide quality care over video? How do you choose a doctor you can trust? Dr. Purdy gives us some clear direction and…
 
Sallyanne Pisk joins us today to discuss Nine Drivers for Eating. We are the experts when it comes to our minds and bodies and what they need in terms of nourishment. We can give ourselves permission to enjoy our food and be nourished. It’s possible to start a new relationship with food by developing a mindfulness base to eating and living. Curiosi…
 
Marianne Sarcich discusses the topic, All About the Sisters - Breast Health, Breast Cancer, Breast Advocacy. Marianne was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in 2016 and explains how important it is to know your risk level--don’t be dismissed just because of your age. Women under 40 tend to get the most aggressive types of breast cancer! There's a…
 
In this episode, I’m talking about the joy and blessing of love and showing you how to use each opportunity of love to show up as your very best self. Hear how to rewire your brain to practice seeing the good in yourself and others, and how to gift those you love your praise, positivity, and presence. Get full show notes and more information here: …
 
This week, I’m showing you what to do when your world starts shaking and feeling like you’re going from craters to earthquakes to quicksand. I’m giving you some tools to help you build a support system for yourself and help you keep yourself in forward motion so you can continue in the direction of your dreams. Get full show notes and more informat…
 
Learn why there is always something you can do to take action and how to engage the power of decision to allow yourself to move into inspired action. I’m sharing the difference between making a decision and entertaining an idea and teaching you how to fuel your thoughts with the power of action. Get full show notes and more information here: https:…
 
Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP joins us today to discuss Using Neuroplasticity as a Tactic for Stress Response. Neuroplasticity refers to how the brain can shape, shift and remodel based on our perceptions. Our brains are hard wired for us to survive, which causes us to experience stress all day long. We can’t change our external environment, so how…
 
Discover why building upon and developing the ability to make decisions will move your life forward. Learn the importance of making decisions – and making them quickly – and why, when you know who you are and what you want, you can make decisions from a place of integrity. Get full show notes and more information here: https://loriaharris.com/28…
 
Frank Kilpatrick & Rayko join us to discuss their Gratitude Series - A Musical Path Toward Healing, which includes songs that introduce people to meditations for gratitude. It’s so important to find richness in our everyday experiences. For so many of us, meditation can be difficult as it’s a challenge to slow down our thoughts and our brains, but …
 
Join me this week as I share a mechanism to help you get in touch with your own personal miracle and some steps you can take to map it. Learn how to do this in all four quadrants of your life, and some questions to ask yourself to help you create a life that you absolutely love living. Get full show notes and more information here: https://loriahar…
 
Bonnie Koo, MD is here today to discuss Food, Money and Investing in Yourself. The decision to invest in yourself is an important one and often seems difficult to do. What price will you pay in 1, 5, or even 10 years if you don’t invest in yourself today? And it turns out, our thoughts can be similar around money and around food--emotional eating i…
 
Vanessa Ford is here to discuss Perimenopause - Taking Back Control of YOU. How much do we really know and understand about perimenopause? Wouldn’t it be great to know more before it starts so we can efficiently talk to our doctor about our options? Vanessa has done the research to explain what’s going on in our bodies and how it impacts our lives,…
 
A new year is a chance to shift things around, and it’s a time for us to recall and reflect. As you know, I believe that gratitude is the most important currency and the energy of it goes hand-in-glove with the energy of celebrating one’s accomplishments. So this week, I'm sharing a new year ritual I've been doing for years to help you reflect and …
 
Discover the only thing stopping you from getting what you really want and some tools you can use to discover your own internal truth and create more magic in your life. You can change how you think and you can have what you want, and I’m showing you how this week. Get full show notes and more information here: https://loriaharris.com/25…
 
Ni-Cheng Liang, MD is here today to discuss Neuroplasticity, Meditation and Medicine. Mindfulness intervention helped her through an aggressive cancer diagnosis. While many people catastrophize and “what if” through a situation like this, meditation helped her manage her thoughts and contributed to a better quality of life. By practicing mindfulnes…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing one thing you can do when you notice your negative thoughts and some tips and tools to help you get out of a negative thought spiral. Discover how to change the way you think and see a situation, stop seeing yourself as a victim, and show yourself the grace and compassion necessary to move forward in a more empowered wa…
 
Dr. Janeeka Benoit, aka Dr. J, will discuss Exercise as Medicine - H.A.B.I.T Building. Some of us have genetic dispositions for health issues, but we can make changes through exercise. We don’t need to have limiting beliefs; we can take control of our lives and break unhealthy cycles. How can we start healthy exercise habits? Dr. J will share tips …
 
Peter Koshland, Pharm.D joins us today to discuss the Compounding Pharmacy - A Unique Approach for Unique Patients. A compounding pharmacy tailors options to the individual patient when a commercial drug isn’t working by making customized prescription medications from scratch. For example, they can make a dosage that doesn’t commercially exist, or …
 
I’m showing you how to be generative in your radical gratitude, and how doing so will help you create a transformative life. I’m sharing some exercises to help you express gratitude and inviting you to engage in an experiment that, if you fully commit and participate, will be life-changing for you. Get full show notes and more information here: htt…
 
Dr. Tracy Asamoah joins us to discuss Mind Body Brain Connection in Parenting. We put ourselves under so much pressure to be perfect parents and get everything right, but we can give ourselves a break! We can take a step back and a deep breath and approach parenting this way. It’s important to notice how well we manage our emotions as this affects …
 
This week, I’m encouraging you to pause, reflect, and consider your accomplishments in life and showing you how to celebrate your own awesomeness. Discover how to be grateful for all things, even those things you wish hadn’t happened or would have loved to avoid, and learn how to acknowledge and recognize all the places in your life where you have …
 
Minako Abe, MD is here today to discuss Modulating Cancer Through Lifestyle Changes. Dr. Abe explains cancer, and gives us tips to boost our immune systems. She’ll speak at length on the impact of exercise, nutrition, and mindset, among other subjects, on cancer. So many people are getting diagnosed with cancer (around 1 out of 3 women in the US), …
 
Devin Burke is here today to discuss The Mindset of Sleep. Generally, there are four or five 90-minutes cycles of sleep per night with biological processes taking place during these cycles. REM sleep is deep, dreaming sleep, but light sleep is just as important as it gets you to your deeper stage of sleep. Sleep is so crucial, but is unfortunately …
 
I’m showing you what can happen when you take the time to be grateful, and some of the ways that practicing gratitude can improve your life. When you take a moment to stop and reflect on all that you’re grateful for, you will gain so much valuable insight into your life, so I’m inviting you to pause and do so with me this week. Get full show notes …
 
I’m showing you how to create a vision board and why doing so can help you bring clarity to your dreams. This powerful tool can help you realize what you are longing for and bring it to life, so I’m showing you how to learn what really lights you up and take action in a way you didn’t know you were capable of. Get full show notes and more informati…
 
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