Episode 38: Goal: Make No Regret Decisions With Shannon Lee Simmons

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EPISODE 38: 

Goal: Make No Regret Decisions With Shannon Lee Simmons

Goal: Make No Regret Decisions With Shannon Lee Simmons

SHOW NOTES

Mo’ money more problems; no money more problems.

We all have a relationship with money; we spend money, owe money, save money, throw big piles of money in your bathtub, and swim in it? (sounds like a thousand paper cuts to me).

Whatever your deal is with money, Shannon Lee Simmons, founder of the New School of Finance has the secrets figured out. She's a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Investment Manager, and *drum roll please* a life coach!

Today in this long awaited convo, she answers some big questions like how to get out of a financial rut, totally turn things around, or make really big emotional decisions around money…and do all of this with no regrets.

You’ll learn that Shannon’s philosophy around money has one surprising special ingredient, hope. Small acts of hope indicate work toward a future in which you have reached and are continuing to reach those important goals in life.

And I know some of you will be stoked to find out, Shannon’s first step to saving cash isn't nixing takeout or your beloved morning coffee run. Your money is well... yours, and you should enjoy it. The key is knowing how much you CAN spend on the things you enjoy.

Money goals are a lot like fitness goals; it takes grit, ditching the all or nothing mindset, and small, sustainable actions over time.

You gotta listen to the full pod to really get the scope of Shannon’s advice—stay to the end for resources for my fellow Canadians. All national and international listeners alike can access Shannon’s books and courses too!

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • Find total clarity and create a long term plan for your money.
  • Can you actually manifest money?
  • Do you need to give up take out and morning coffee runs to be financially savvy?
  • How little acts of hope make the biggest financial impacts.
  • How to find the balance of spending and saving.
  • The secret to making emotional finance decisions with no regrets.

We hit on a lot of hot points, I know many can relate to. What stuck out the most for you? Ever made a good financial decision with a bad outcome? Do you regret it…after listening, why or why not? Let me know on Insta!

IMPORTANT LINKS:

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 37: Goal: Get the Passion Back In A Long Term Relationship with Dr. Cheryl Fraser

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Goal: Get the Passion Back In A Long Term Relationship with Dr. Cheryl Fraser

Goal: Get the Passion Back In A Long Term Relationship with Dr. Cheryl Fraser

SHOW NOTES

Okay, lovely listeners, let’s do a little exercise. [And no, I'm not asking you to break a sweat in this episode.]

Close your eyes and think back to when you and your partner were first together. It was all giggles and romance and constant romps in the bedroom, am I right?

Keep ‘em closed…What does it look like today? Have you entered Marriage Inc.? Friendly routines and business as usual? Scheduling and rescheduling sex that you’re only kinda, sorta interested in?

Dr. Cheryl Fraser is overflowing with wisdom (and redeeming humility) when it comes to long term relationships, finding fine, and then not settling for anything other than exceptional.

She shares familiar anecdotes that we all fall into that affect our internal happiness and our relationships.

Pining after a fictional soulmate, focusing on what you're getting rather than what you’re giving, hyper fixating on the traits your partner doesn't have over what they do—all common stories that ring true to the philosophy that whether you’re happy or not depends on your mind.

She offers solutions and habits to debunk these inner thoughts and do the work on the outside. And she dispels the not so golden rule everyone’s heard: Never Go To Bed Angry.

Resonating? I thought so. Rate your relationship with Dr. Cheryl’s Passion Quiz and tune in for the full episode.

Now, try some of the tips in this episode and go give your partner a smooch! xx

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • Why you shouldn’t settle for fine in your long term relationship.
  • Why romance and passion is important.
  • Tips and advice to rewrite the stories in your mind.
  • You never know: 1 rule to follow before leaving your loved ones.
  • Is it really okay to go to bed angry?

Food addiction can be a triggering topic… What resonated? What did this talk bring up for you? Let me know on Insta!

IMPORTANT LINKS:

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 36: Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

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Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

SHOW NOTES

Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson is in the house!!

Susan is my dear friend, and she brings her inspiring story AND some explanation around her philosophy around food with Bright Line Eating. [Admittedly, her program could not be more different than mine if she tried, and for good reason.]

Bright Line Eating is just what it sounds like—a big, fat, glaring, BRIGHT LINE in the sand when it comes to setting boundaries and structuring your eating habits. But why?

Susan’s expertise comes from her own experience with addiction. What first was an alcohol and substance addiction she overcame at age 20, transformed into a food addiction as she made her way through college and her PhD. [Don’t settle for this sparknotes version. Open the episode right now and listen to her incredible story. Yes. Right now.]

Where my health goals thrive with moderation and the idea of filling half your plate with veggies, Susan's is hard nos around processed foods like sugar and weighing all your portions for every meal.

She digs into why this structure is so important. For people with food addiction, structure and boundaries = freedom. It’s the only way.

Susan also has some great anecdotes for the excuses already spilling out of your mouth, like “I don’t think I could ever have birthday cake again.” Get ready for this wisdom… The you NOW can’t imagine that, but the future you doesn’t even think about birthday cake.

And there's more where that came from; Susan is bursting with some really empowering statements and insane knowledge… we even touch on the wonder drugs Ozempic and Wegovy.

Before you sneak off… if this episode resonated with you, go check out Bright Line Eating online and take their susceptibility quiz to know where you stand with food addiction. AND please please please leave me a review with your thoughts too!

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • What is food addiction?
  • Explaining the necessity of abstinence vs moderation in foods.
  • Bright Line Eating and susceptibility to food addiction.
  • Breaking past the bummer thoughts and lies to start your path to healing.

Food addiction can be a triggering topic… What resonated? What did this talk bring up for you? Let me know on Insta!

IMPORTANT LINKS:

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 35: Woo Woo Shit: The Top Health Trends of 2023

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Woo Woo Shit: The Top Health Trends of 2023

Woo Woo Shit: The Top Health Trends of 2023

SHOW NOTES

Happy New Year! Let's talk about health trends.

They’re bullshit.

Bye, see ya next week!

Okay seriously… I did take a Google dive into what was spun by the media as super duper important to your health this past year and found some interesting things.

Mushrooms [we’re talking powders, capsules, and teas with benefits ranging from nutritional additives to stress management], Sleep Syncing [this is not a new sleep hack and I do really find it beneficial], Mouth Taping [stop snoring but sleep with a piece of tape over your mouth? No thanks], & Face Yoga [okay, you HAVE to watch the video for my beautiful demonstration, although I can’t promise it’ll erase your double chin].

Tune in for some other trends I get asked about A LOT. I’ll give you my take, including the unlikely reason Ice Baths are actually a trend I can support.

Health trends come and go, and most of the time they’re harmless. Do your research and if they really fuel your fire... Go for it.

But be warned, these fads alone will do jack shit for changing your life and how you feel about yourself.

What will? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The 7 habits of highly healthy MF’s.

Eat a shit ton of veggies, go the f*ck to sleep, back away from the booze, chill out, dude, eat everything... in a balanced way, prep and plan your food, and exercise consistently.

That is a lot of effort, but these are the things that really matter. So if these novel and media-crazed trends don’t make you feel totally amazing... ignore them.

Need something to fill your brain? Instead, challenge your mind. Try asking yourself questions that can light you up. What’s your why? When was the last time you felt your best? Idk dude find the questions that mean something to YOU.

At the end of the day… or the start of the year… do what makes you happy! (Alongside those 7 super important habits and your life WILL be changed).

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • What’s up with the latest and greatest health trends?
  • Are health trends vital to a healthy life?
  • The 7 habits that beat out health trends every single time.
  • Questions that might fuel your fire.

Okay so you’ve got the 7 healthy habits on lock, but you want something new and fun to add... Is there a trend you’re super excited about trying? OR maybe one you’re totally staying away from? Let me know on Insta!

IMPORTANT LINKS:

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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Episode 34: Grit: Hormones, Hashimotos and Adrenal Fatigue Dr. Sadaf Jeelani

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Grit: Hormones, Hashimotos and Adrenal Fatigue Dr. Sadaf Jeelani

Grit: Hormones, Hashimotos and Adrenal Fatigue Dr. Sadaf Jeelani

SHOW NOTES

“Hey hormones!! What the hell is going on?”

Dr. Sadaf Jeelani drops the truth about hormones and diseases and what’s causing weight retention.

Dr. Jeelani explains that you either have a disease process or…you don’t. Some common ones can be Hyperthyroidism or PCOS, and less common but more extreme, Cushings. [Make sure you listen so you can get all her really good smart science talk and find out if you should be concerned and what to do.]

And what about balancing your hormones? That’s a thing, right? Nope. You’ve just gotta trust your pituitary.

Balancing hormones is more of a wellness industry marketing catchphrase with no medical basis. *sheesh* That's a relief! You don't actually have to drop hundreds of dollars on supplements you see on Instagram.

The downer to this revelation is that the fix is boring and hard. And it's more of a forever lifestyle change than a “fix”. Yup. I’m gonna say it and so does Dr. Jeelani…the secret to feeling better is solid nutrition, consistent strength training and movement, better sleep, drinking water, and reducing stress.

Surprised? I’m sure you’re not. Dr. Jeelani brings on the info when it comes to the medical implications of obesity, fad diets, surgeries, and medication you don’t actually need.

So you heard it, people. There's no quick fix. Being healthy is a lifelong journey that takes positive choices and habits, day after day after day.

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • I’m retaining weight…is there something medically wrong?
  • Can you actually balance your hormones?
  • Health and medical implications of obesity, fad diets, medications, and surgeries?
  • The secret’s out…how to be healthy forever.

Do you have concerns about your health beyond a healthy lifestyle? What symptoms and signs that Dr. Sadaf Jeelani described applies to you? What’s your next step? Let me know on Insta!

IMPORTANT LINKS:

ABOUT THE SHOW

Join Oonagh Duncan (fitness expert and bestselling author of Healthy As F*ck/Ditch The Diet) as she examines the habits of kicking ass every day - so you can create a life of no regrets.

Because your dream life (and your dream bod) isn’t just going to happen because you made a vision board. It takes Goals. It takes Grit. And it takes some woo-woo sh*t."

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