Utilize Stress

We have been chatting about detoxing and destressing on the radio show. Last blog I mentioned that stress is not necessarily a bad thing. Now I am suggesting taking it one step further and consider how you can utilize your stress to motivate you. If you are stressed at work and you find that taking a run helps to clear your mind this is a way to utilize stress. Another way to utilize stress is to notice that you are stressed and use that to motivate you to preform your favorite self care practices.

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I utilized my stress as I was panicking about my upcoming surgery a couple of weeks ago. I found that I was so stressed I was having physical symptoms. I chose to reach out to friends and family and spent some time talking on the phone. I reevaluated my stress level after each phone call and kept going until I felt better. Sometimes we just need someone to listen and other times we need someone to provide encouraging words to help.

I do want to apologize for not getting Susan on the radio show last week as that stressed me out a bit. I have planned to connect with her this upcoming week and record the chat for us to play on next week’s radio episode before we start the show.

I also want to mention that I am so excited about the upcoming series we are creating for you as we approach Valentine’s Day. We are going to talk about Love and Gratitude.

And here is my shameless plug….I have realized that there are people that want the health coaching help that I can provide but funds are limited. I have decided to create a members only group that will have weekly challenges and prizes. It will be $25 a month (price locks in so join early) and you will get access to a members only Facebook group with educational materials from me in a positive environment where everyone is on a journey of health and wellness discovery. The group starts in March, but I have started asking questions to tailor the needs of the individuals in the group so you do not want to miss this part. The price will be going up the next month as I iron out the details.

We hope to hear from you tomorrow on the show. Either way, join us and listen in as we talk about stress and detox. I have uploaded some new music to debut and we are working on some new ads as well.

Christie Rose Yielding, BBA, HC

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Special Guest Susan Scollen, IIN Graduate

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We are excited to have Susan Scollen join us to talk about healthy eating. Susan and I met during our training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. We practiced health histories with one another and I am excited to see how well she is doing with her business and podcast. She lives in Austraila and is a Certified International Health Coach.

To connect with Susan check out her website https://www.susanscollen.com/.

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Mental Acumen Radio with Guest Susan Scollen

Susan Scollen IIN Health Coach

We are really excited to bring you a special guest this week on the show. We are going to chat LIVE ON AIR with the one and only Susan Scollen. She lives in Australia and we were both students at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2019. We actually practiced with one another on how to do a Health History with a potential client. It has been a while since we spoke and I am excited for her to share her Health Coaching journey with us.

So I do not want to give everything away…yeah like that is possible….Anyway, I want to share that she is a mom, wife, and health coach. She found IIN after struggling to regain her identity after experiencing post natal depression. Yes, I did talk with her about this during our health history practice. Yes, it is personal information. However, she has this all on her website. So before we go any further I want to invite you to visit her website before the show to get a better idea about who is behind this lovely voice before we get her on air tomorrow.

susanscollen.com Fellow IIN Health Coach who is crushing it in Australia

I am so excited to talk with her about her website, blog, podcast, the joy of motherhood, her IIN recognition, International Certification, and what her health coaching knowledge has done for her personal and professional life. I think this will be a fun filled show as she shares with us more about herself and her biz. She also has a passion for Doterra oils. I do not share my links here nearly enough so I will work on that. She has a beautiful website where you can see her beautiful face and also her son. She is also on Facebook if you want to sign up to follow her just stop by her website and check it out.

I really want to talk to Susan about her journey and how she is helping others. I want to talk with her about her changing her relationship with food and maybe how she views destressing and detoxing to get her view on our current series.

Hope to see you tomorrow! You do not want to miss this show.

Think Globally and Act Locally,

Christie Rose, BBA, HC

Surgery Update

Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and well wishes for me. My hip surgery was yesterday and just in case you listened to our last show and got worried. I just want to set your mind at ease. I know I worry about my favorite radio show hosts and podcasters and I don’t want you to worry.

So instead of waiting until Monday… surgery went well. I am home resting. Donald is taking ready good care of me even though I’m already cranky and tired of hurting and laying around. I knew I would need down time… I’m just over it already.

However, I plan to eat nutritious foods, rest, and take my meds according to the instructions. I know the body needs time to heal after the trauma of surgery. It is important to stay hydrated and follow all doctor directions.

I am reading, watching tv, and resting a lot. I look forward to seeing you on Monday as I look forward to the guest we are having on the show.

Christie Rose

Stress is Normal

We all experience stress at some point. Most of us experience stress every single day in some form or another. Stress is a normal part of our existence. While we generally think of stress as the enemy it is actually a tool that we can utilize to help us refocus and rebalance. Think about your stress for a moment. What stresses you out?

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It is actually a good thing to think about this now while you are not in the situation so that you can make a decision about how you will react the next time you encounter this situation….no matter how soon it happens. Here is one example, I have a core value of respecting the times of others. This causes me to desire to prepare and be on time to my appointments. So when I am getting ready for my appointment and something slows me down like traffic or weather….I get stressed. This stress causes me to hurry and get to my destination. This stress was a good thing as long as I did not allow it cause me to get into an accident of any sort.

This is just a basic example because I am sharing a more personal experience on the show that is affecting me now. This example may not ring true for you but let me use one more to see if that helps. I am a person who is very calm under pressure while my insides may be all stressed and twisted up during chaotic times. I have had this experience at work in the past. I noticed that while I did not lash out at others or show a lot of outward signs of stress, I was internalizing it. So I overate and gained a lot of weight. Some people will buzz around when stressed and my end up underweight. Either way is not healthy.

It is important to look at stress as a motivator to help you accomplish your task. It is a way for our bodies to help us prepare for a particular situation. When we realize this and utilize stress to our benefit we can conquer any situation.

On the show, I shared a little bit about my struggle as my surgery date approaches and my stress turned into anxiety. I had to destress by reaching out family and friends and venting and hearing supportive words until I felt better. When you are in the middle of stress it is difficult to take the time for self care such as a bubble bath, meditation, or even reading a book. I found it hard to focus on my school work and classes just started. Now I can focus on my gratitude and be more optimistic as Wednesday approaches.

Thank you all for following and supporting us as we go on this exciting journey that is Mental Acumen Radio. We are having a great time and look forward to what this year has in store for us.

Christie Rose, BBA, HC

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Detox and Destress Part 3

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: We are continuing our conversation about destressing and detoxing. We are going to change from our original topic today in that we were going to talk about foods and detoxing the body….Well, life happened and we want to share some personal stories that hit close to home and are affecting us right here and right now. We will talk about our struggle to destress during the heat of the moment and how this affects our bodies and minds.

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Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 01/11 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

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Detox and Destress Part 2

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Topic this week: We are talking about how healing the mind and body takes time and effort. It is important to make an effort to define your health goals and then make a plan to achieve them. Focus on one task at a time and create a pattern of healthy habits. Focus on gratitude and joy while trying to enjoy the journey to health and wellness.

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Mindset

We are doing part 2 of our Destress and Detox series. We will dig a little deeper into mindset and how we need to continue to make this a priority as we detox and destress our mind, body, and soul. Mindset is where we begin to build that strong foundation on the path of health and wellness.

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I want to share with you how I am utilizing this in my personal life. As many of you know I had a car accident in January 2020. I wish that the effects were done and over with already. However, I struggle with this in every aspect of my life as I work to take care of my mind, body, and spirit as I heal. I want to speak to my struggles with mindset in particular.

When the accident first happened I was devastated and my first thoughts were of course about how I was going to pay bills and take care of myself and my responsibilities. Donald of course was worried more about my physical injuries and mindset so he looked me in the eyes and said that I need to rest and take care of myself and he would do everything that he needed to make sure we were ok. That is when my mindset about our relationship changed and when my mindset about love and more importantly self love changed. I realized that I had to put my healing first and that would mean doctor appointments, phone calls, and rest.

If you are a headstrong independent person you may be able to relate when I say this was not easy. It required me to do a complete mindset shift and to show myself some love at the most fundamental level. I had to acknowledge that I needed help and then accept that help from others. I think this was an important life lesson that I had to learn the hard way. I want to encourage you to learn from others and especially from your elders so that you don’t have to learn things the hard way. Although, I can understand and relate when it comes to learning as I rarely forget the lessons that I had to learn on my own.

We get the chance every single day to change our mindset and improve our lives for the better. I want to encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and dig a little deeper into your thoughts and desires as you make your plans for this year. Consider where you want to be in one week, one month, one year, and beyond. Then take some time to create a manageable action plan to achieve these goals. Write your goals down and make sure they allow for mistakes and changes as you learn and grow throughout the process.

Once we make up our minds our bodies will be willing to cooperate. We can of course continue to go though the motions or stick to our old habits. Just keep in mind that if we want to grow we need to change our mindset and plan to create lifestyle changes. I am choosing to create a positive mindset about my healing journey. I am thankful that I have access to the resources I need to fully heal my body and become stronger than ever. I will make a full recovery and I am starting with my mindset.

What are you manifesting for yourself? How are you going to make that happen? What mental blocks do you have that are getting in the way?

Consider that you may need to write down your goals. You may need to share them with a loved one. You may even need guidance and accountability of a trained professional to reach your goals. This is OK. Make a plan that works for you and stick with it.

Now I am onto the next step of my healing journey because I am having hip surgery next week. I was upset and dreading my surgery the day I found out. Donald again looked me in the eyes and said that this was just the next progression in my healing journey and that I should be excited. I have to admit that was hard to hear and again I had to realign my mindset to one of healing, love, and gratitude. I was reminded by my chiropractor to not give up even if the surgery does not help. Positive psychology was my favorite class at ASU and I am finding more and more uses for it as I remember the healing power of mindset. I will fully heal and I will do whatever my healthcare professionals prescribe and I will uphold my end of the treatment such as physical therapy and follow up appointments. I want to encourage you to share with us what your journey looks like and how we can support you in your health goals.

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Christie Rose, BBA, HC

Mental Acumen on Freedomizer Radio 01/04 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events

Part 1 Detox and Destress

Our mission is to engage in open discourse that promotes healthy bodies and minds. We advocate for freedom of health choices, educational choices, and other personal and political freedoms that are eroding in our culture. We promote voluntary interactions with one another and want to invite you to connect with us.

Topic this week: Welcome back to a new year and a new 5 part series about destressing and detoxing. We will chat about how we take it slow and celebrate every win in our health and wellness journey. We want this to be your best and healthiest year yet for both your mind and body. Wellness starts in the mind and the body will follow that lead. We are sad to announce that 2020 took a beloved 501c3 with it. Duncan’s Place Cat Santuary is no longer operating. Cathy is moving to Alaska to start the next chapter of her live. We are so blessed to have been involved with her work in our community and we continue to love the furbabies we adopted from her.
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Gratitude

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Donald and I chatted about what obstacles we have overcome and what we want to get out of this next year during our last episode. We are excited to start our five part radio series about Destress and Detox. We will interrupt our series for a special guest all the way from Australia. We have invited Susan to join us this month on the 25th so mark your calendar because you do not want to miss her.

Donald and I both agree that like attracts like. You may have heard us say these exact words during one of our episodes last year. Keeping this in mind along with our goals. Donald wants to be outdoors and go fishing more this year. I want to manifest abundance and wealth during my healing process so I can afford to financially enjoy traveling with Donald and physically enjoy more outdoor activities while I continue to help others reach their personal health goals. We believe that if we send these ideas out into the Universe and make an effort every day to work toward these goals that they will happen.

I have started a gratitude jar and a gratitude journal (the I AM journal to be exact). Every morning and evening I take a few minutes to write out my goals and what I am grateful for as I really enjoy what it feels like to have these goals become a reality. Yes, Donald has told me many times that I can scare people off with my hippie dippie guru talk. However, the law of attraction is real and being grateful for what you have every single days helps to put your body, mind and spirit in a positive state. Yes, I also know that every day will not be all puppy dogs and rainbows. I just choose to be a positive person. It is a conscious effort and I will share my journey with you along the way.

I would love to hear what you are grateful for this year. Also, I want to encourage you to focus on the things you are grateful for because this will help you feel strong and powerful and in control of your own life. We make choices every single day that can affect our body, mind, and spirit. Not to mention that our choices can affect our loved ones, coworkers, and even strangers that we meet. When I focus on what I am grateful for it makes me feel complete and whole which enables me to better show up for my loved ones and also to be of service to my community. I am excited to see what this year has in store for me as I start my volunteering journey, get to know my Kappa Tau Kappa sisters, finish my bachelor’s in Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ASU, deepen my intimacy with Donald, enjoy my children and grandchildren, provide health coaching to my clients, and of course see where this radio show and blog gig takes Donald and me.

This year will be busy and will go fast. I do not want to miss one minute. I want to be fully present during the ups and downs that this year has in store for both of us. We would appreciate some supportive comments here on our website or LIVE ON AIR tomorrow (or any Monday during our show).

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us last year on this new journey and thank you for the continued support as you share our show with your friends and family. We are excited to see the growth and support as we learn and grow together.

See you tomorrow at 5:30-7pm MST!

Christie Rose, BBA, HC