Carefree Meal Plans for Weight Loss and Healthy Families!

Carefree Meal Plans for Weight Loss and Healthy Families!

Episode 31 – Carefree meal plans for weight loss and healthy families! Paleo Folks founder, Kirsty Briscoe, discusses the benefits of a carefree meal plan. Kirsty is back for a second visit to the show. She’s got all types of new products to get you on track with your health and fitness goals!

Meal Plans for Every Lifestyle

For the busy health conscious person, it’s sometimes hard to figure out meals that support your health goals. You try your best. It gets repetitive eating the same basic meals all the time. This might cause you to make bad choices over the long haul.

Some of you are new to paleo or just too busy or can’t quite figure it all out. You, can try new foods and learn new tricks to add to your eating plan. Why struggle to figure out all of the metrics on calories, and macros when someone else has done it for you?

It’s a Family affair

What parent hasn’t felt the guilt of serving something, less than healthy, to their kids? Kirsty created a menu membership product for the whole family! It’s called Real Food Family Style. All of the information on calories, and macro nutrients are included. You don’t have to feel the guilt of serving your family junk food for dinner just because you had to work overtime this week.

Kirsty’s Bio:

Kirsty Briscoe is the founder of Paleo Folks; grain free baking mix company, health coaching agency, and curated meal planning service all in one! Their paleo pancake mix and chocolate chip cookie mix are both top paleo products at Whole Foods Market and on Amazon! Kirsty struggled with health, wellness, and her weight for most of her life, and paleo changed it all for her. As a former teacher, sharing the paleo diet in an easy to understand way is a deep passion for her! She specializes in paleo for busy people, moms and kids, and budget conscious healthy eaters.

Links

Meet Kirsty

Three nutrients for improved brain function

Paleo Based Meal Plan

The Life Coach for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

The Life Coach for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

The Life Coach for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders – this episode is a wake up call, and a genuine eye-opener where Derek Lacey and yours truly discuss his theory on the leading causes of poor sleep, and insomnia. This self-professed “Life Coach for insomniacs”, thinks that artificial blue light from televisions, cellphones, and artificial lighting from LED, and fluorescent sources are not allowing us fall into a proper circadian sleep cycle. He further states that the lack of exposure to full spectrum light (Daylight) doesn’t allow the proper hormones and nutrients to be released by our eyes.

Derek’s solutions are practical and available for any of you who are suffering from insomnia and sleep disorders. His approach is based in science, and common sense. I urge you to listen to this podcast, and finally get some good sleep. Your life depends on it!

Derek Lacey Bio

Derek Lacey is a Sleep Coach who works with Insomniacs to discover their own power and internal resistance to sleep.

As a former Insomniac himself, Derek’s lifestyle brought him to rock bottom, with no solution for rising above. His commitment to a whole new set of habits around food, mindset, and spirituality helped him overcome his greatest lifestyle challenges, even beyond Insomnia. He began to see life differently and understand how to use his unique skills as a communicator and connector to influence the lives of others.

As a speaker, Derek offers a unique way to make incredibly complex scientific information about sleep accessible, inspiring audiences to make simple but radical changes to their lifestyle. As a coach, he enables people to rapidly transform their lives through good sleep.

Derek Lacey explains his unique approach to insomnia and sleep disorders

It’s difficult to one day decide it’s time to make sincere changes in your life so you can start sleeping again. Part of what makes that so challenging are the listless options you might be tempted to try instead, offered by people who really do know a lot about sleep.  Their knowledge isn’t the problem, it’s the confidence you have in yet another sleep product, idea, or sleep tip to reverse years of sleeplessness or acute insomnia.  This part is rarely, at least I’ve never seen it, addressed. In a way, these things are destined to not work before you even try them.

Not because they aren’t proven, but because what is missing, in my opinion, is the understanding for what an Insomniac is going through and the compassion for the catch 22 lifestyle they experience that’s posing the bigger problem.

It’s not just about falling asleep!

That puts more pressure on this “thing” to work so that you can start sleeping.  Then there are no back up plans or victories of any kind to celebrate when they don’t work or stop working.  There is no system to it.  With so much pressure on something working, no wonder you’ve never heard of the sleep supplement that saved the day!

As a life coach for Insomniacs, this is where my approach is radically different.  It is of the highest priority for me to help you experience a higher quality life, before you actually start sleeping better and not the other way around.

Interesting quotes

“Insomniacs appreciate sleep more than anybody else, because of the ‘or else’ factor.”

“It’s about avoiding toxic light, and also getting the good light. If you’ve got insomnia, and you’re not doing that, you need to start.”

“I call myself a life coach for insomniacs, because I’ve never met a person with a sleep problem. They’ve got life problems that affect their sleep.”

Links

Sound Sleeper Glasses Use discount code “Happy” for 20% off of your purchase!!!

The Sound Sleeper Course

Derek Lacey Coaching

Three nutrients for improved brain function

Not getting enough sleep can kill you

Why people over 40 need plenty of sleep

Food Allergies Ruin Healthy Sleep

Ayurveda a blueprint for fatherhood – with Arun Deva

Ayurveda a blueprint for fatherhood – with Arun Deva

Episode 29 – Ayurveda a blueprint for fatherhood – with Arun Deva, is a conversation with Ayurveda and Yoga therapist Arun Deva about fatherhood. Today I learned that Ayurveda is not just about food combining. It’s a system and science for living, with a special blueprint for fathers and how to raise a family, through respect, communication, and personal sacrifice.

About Arun Deva

Arun Deva, is a highly credentialed Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Ayurvedic yoga therapist. DASc. He’s a graduate of the American Institute Of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA)*, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist (NAMA), Yoga Therapist (IAYT**) and a Vinyasa Krama certified yoga teacher (E-RYT500).

Arun is also the founder of Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda, Arun has the pleasure of serving both the National & State Ayurvedic Associations: NAMA & CAAM for over 15 years.  Currently he heads NAMA’s Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.

Arun teaches internationally, lectures at Conferences, writes articles for different publications, has been featured on both radio and television and has a clinic for consultations and various treatments including panchakarma (detox and rejuvenation protocols) and yoga therapy in Los Angeles/West Hollywood.

What you learn

  • Do they celebrate Father’s Day in India?
  • The things that Arun feels his practice of Ayurveda has brought to his parenting, that gives him a unique perspective? 
  • What aspects of life has gotten better for Arun as he gets older? This is absolutely related to Ayurveda and yoga!
  • Arun’s advice to young fathers, who are having difficulty communicating with their family?
  • What it means when Arun says, “grow up before you grow old”.

Links

Arun’s website

Rasa Bhava Goes to India! (Mention this podcast and get $100 off!)

The Sacred Sacrifice of Fatherhood

Ayurveda for modern living

 

The Sacred Sacrifice of Fatherhood

The Sacred Sacrifice of Fatherhood

Episode 28 of Happy and Healthy Over 40 – The Sacred Sacrifice of Fatherhood – Coach and Facilitator Soma Miller discuss why he sees fatherhood as a sacred sacrifice, and why he thinks fathers should learn by talking with one another to discuss ideas on parenting, especially for young fathers. The Sacred Sacrifice of Fatherhood, is a conversation that surprised me a great deal.  Soma Miller is a friend and a wise man. I’d never heard fatherhood described as a sacred sacrifice.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads who don’t get enough recognition, and to all the dads that do. This is the first in the Father’s Day series for all of those fathers out there who respect, the sacred sacrifice of fatherhood!

Links:

The Essential Man

Nature’s Healing Power

Domains of Well Being and Happiness

How to Bounce Back when the World Knocks You Down – with Frank Ferrante

How to Bounce Back when the World Knocks You Down – with Frank Ferrante

Episode 27 – How to Bounce Back when the World Knocks You Down – with Frank Ferrante 

As the subject of the documentary MAY I BE FRANK?, Mr. Frank Ferrante, opened his heart in a courageous and vulnerable way. The ending has inspired thousands of people to face their own demons. Frank himself was inspired to become a spokesperson for personal transformation and weight loss.

Frank experienced the struggles of losing weight, and succeeded by taking a holistic perspective. His new mindset inspired Frank, to speak about the power of transformation, that rests in all of us. Today he shares what he’s learned since the success of the movie in 2010.

Synopsis of “May I Be Frank”

Frank Ferrante is 54. He weighs 290lbs. Frank’s had a lifetime of drug & alcohol abuse and as a result contracted Hepatitis-C. He’s on multiple medications including anti-depressants, undergoing chemo and drinks 10 espressos a day to stay awake.

Weight Loss

One day Frank stumbles into Cafe Gratitude, a Raw food café in San Francisco. The cafe’s manager. Ryland asks Frank, what is one thing you’d like to do before you die? Frank answers ‘I want to fall in love one more time, but with a body like this, no one will love me, because i don’t love myself.’ Watch as Ryland, his brother Cary and best friend Conor, help Frank take on his weight, health, relationships and loving himself in just 42 days!

Frank Ferrante quotes

“I am not an expert nor do I have the answer. I have witnessed the indisputable fact that we are all connected. What we do can and will make a difference.”

“I have learned that the three most important things a man can say are: I don’t know.Would you please help me? I love you.”

“What happens when Tony Soprano meets Deepak Chopra? That’s how people have described my story. I might throw some Woody Allen in there and a dash of Hunter S. Thompson.”

Links

visit: www.mayibefrankmovie.com

Let Frank Be Your Transformational Coach!

Paleo Meal Plan

How to lose 65 pounds – and keep it off!

Food Allergies Ruin Healthy Sleep

How to Beat a Heart attack

Domains of Well Being and Happiness

How to Get a Woman’s Attention After 40

Keywords:

Diet, diet book, May I Be Frank, Weight Loss, Losing weight, Transformation, Coaching, Courage

 

 

 

Understanding Neurofeedback with John Mekrut

Understanding Neurofeedback with John Mekrut

Episode 26 of Happy and Healthy Over 40: Understanding Neurofeedback with John Mekrut. This is a conversation with leading Neurofeedback expert, John Mekrut. We discuss the human brain, getting older, training your brain through Neurofeedback – and bees!

John Mekrut’s Bio

Mister Mekrut is the owner of The Balanced Brain Neurofeedback Training Center which specializes in training the brain in self-regulation for maximum performance. He is the father of two teenage girls. One of his daughters is on the autistic spectrum. Neurofeedback training helped her improve her self-regulation and stop taking medications. It was a wonderful transformation and set her on a path of success in school and life.

His experience with his daughter, led John to train at the Othmer Institute in Woodland Hills, California. John trained with Sue and Siegfried Othmer. They are two pioneers in Neurofeedback training.

“I keep myself informed about the latest developments in neuroscience, attend professional development courses and am always looking to add elements of mind/body work to my practice. Since the brain does not work in a vacuum, I encourage proper nutrition, sleep habits, and behavioral changes that will aid in the work of properly re-regulating a disregulated brain.”

John’s decade long experience with biofeedback and Neurofeedback technologies has made him a recognized leader in his field.  He is the President of the Western Association of Biofeedback and Neuroscience. It is the oldest professional organization for biofeedback professionals and for the second year in a row.

John is also included in the TransTech 200 as one of the two hundred thought leaders promoting the use of technology for mental, physical and spiritual wellness. John Mekrut is a sought after speaker in a variety of  venues. He maintains a robust clinical practice serving clients from toddlers to senior citizens.

What are some applications for Neurofeedback?

John Mekrut utilizes state of the art technologies, which provide direct awareness of the brain’s own signaling. Neurofeedback teaches the brain to build new neural pathways and increase blood flow to specific regions that need it, physically rewiring your brain to transform the way you think, feel, and experience the world. It is taught to re calibrate its behavior and promote stability and flexibility of response.

The clinical applications go back over 30 years. The applications include improving the symptoms of complex and developmental trauma. Some of the issues addressed are: ASD, ADHD, ODD, anxiety/depression disorders and many more.  The holistic nature of the training complements and augments any other interventions that may comprise a treatment plan.

This led to Mr. Mekrut’s association with Hope Psychiatry, where integrated modalities are the cornerstone of long-term recovery. John is a valued member of the team, and his work is part of the integrative effort to improve the lives of the growing community.

Links

The Balanced Brain Homepage

La Maida Clinic

Domains of Well Being and Happiness

Relieving Suffering Through Emerging Bio-Technology