Do You Love to Eat? Beth Aldrich on Mom of Many Hats Radio 04/20/12

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Are you too busy to be healthy? Do you think that in order to eat healthy has to be a battle between you, your will, and the taste buds of your family?

Beth Aldrich, healthy living and nutrition expert, joinrf Mom of Many Hats Radio to shed light on how we can transform our eating habits, and our attitude about food.  In her expertise, she knows that as real moms, we love food and we love to eat.  We don’t want to feel deprived as we move to a healthy lifestyle, and we certainly don’t want to battle our families either. Beth shared her strategies from her book Real Moms Love to Eat, that can help us realize that our love affair with food doesn’t have to come to an end, just so we can get back on the healthy track.

We All Have Issues! 

Beth addressed many issues that moms and women in general face when trying to adopt a healthy eating and living lifestyle.  Getting ourselves on track and our families on board isn’t always an easy task! In this broadcast Mom of Many Hats – Angie, and Beth discussed many sticking points as well as tips to get over the stumbling blocks to healthy eating. Some of the issues we talked about were:

  • Take small steps in making changes to a healthier food lifestyle. Too much change at once can be overwhelming.
  • Focus on the things you can do – empower your decisions.  Focusing on the “can’ts” can make the change much tougher.
  • Realize that we are in dysfunctional relationships with many of our favorite food friends (salt, sugar, carbs, fats).  We need to evaluate them and make them  healthy relationships.
  • Our relationship with food is often a very emotional one.  We need to address emotions attached to food and see if there is anything we need to change about the reasons we need or crave particular foods.
Beth also shared her favorite recipes from the extensive list of recipes provided in her book.  Her mouth watering recipes are sure to tempt even the pickiest of eaters!
About Beth Aldrich

Beth Aldrich is the Author of Real Moms Love to Eat. the founder ofRealMomsLoveToEat.com and a certified Health Coach.  She is a green living expert, an author, and a speaker. She is also the founder of For Her Information Media, LLC.  She lives in Chicago with her husband and her three sons.

Live Inspired and Feed Your Spirit with Michelle Sedas!

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Are you constantly doing for others? Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed, but still spend what little energy you have on others? Do you feel  guilty saying no and taking time for yourself?

Inspirational author, Michelle Sedas joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to share her inspiration and experience resulted in her beautiful book Live Inspired.  We discussed how you can stretch your mind, gladden your heart, and nourish your soul. Taking the time to feed our own spirits makes us better able to feed the spirits of those we love.

As moms, and as women, we often give and give until we have nothing left to give.  It is so easy for us to get into the cycle of pouring out of the pitcher, but not taking the time to fill it up.  We love our children and want to do for them, exist for them, and give them our all.  But at the end of the day, if we try to pour from an empty pitcher, everyone ends up thirsty.

Michelle shared pearls of wisdom that she has learned and clung to in her own journey as a woman and as a mother.  These things have helped her to  live inspired everyday. Michelle gave these inspiring gems to our listeners to help them refill, refresh, and live inspired too:

  • If we stay busy, we feel we are doing right. We need to slow down and drink in the moments.
  • Women that know the importance of self-care are the women that shine. We need to take care of ourselves.
  • We only have one life to live.  This is it, so, act now!
  • There is nothing in life that at some point can’t be laughed at.
  • Get in touch with what sets you on fire.
  • Mix it up!

Michelle Sedas is the author of Welcome The Rain, Live Inspired, and the coauthor ofThe Power of 10%. She is the cofounder of Running Moms Rock and the host of the Inspired Living Cafe.  She randomly writes a blog, fittingly titled: What’s Running Through My Mind… random musings by Michelle Sedas

To purchase or learn more about Michelle’s books and to read her blog, visit MichelleSedas.com

You can also connect with Michelle on Twitter: @MichelleSedas or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichelleSedasAuthor

Breaking Through the Lies That Women Tell Themselves with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith 3/16/12

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Do you have dreams and aspirations only to find yourself doubting your abilities?  Do you minimize or second guess your ability? Do you feel bound and stuck, and don’t know how to move past the barriers holding you in place?

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to talk about the 7 Lies women tell themselves, holding them back from fulfillment and happiness. Dr. Dalton-Smith will discussed her book, Set Free To Live Free - BreakingThrough the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves , and shared how women can break free of mental ties that keep us from living free and living out our dreams.

In her Medical Practice, Dr. Dalton-Smith would encounter women that were looking for something to cure their malaise- a similar condition that affected many of them. Many felt unhappy, frustrated, down, and alone.  Drawing from her experience as a Doctor and as a woman and a mom, Dr. Dalton-Smith identified mental blocks- or lies, that women get caught up in. Those lies create a feeling of unhappiness and lack of fulfillment.

Lies

Among the lies that women tell themselves are:

  • Perfection
  • Envy
  • Image
  • Balance
  • Control
  • Emotions
  • Limits

Breaking Free!

Dr. Dalton-Smith also shares five stages that women can embrace to help them break free of the lies and step into freedom.

  • Illumination
  • Activation
  • Transitioning
  • Expulsion
  • Detachment

About Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Dr.  Dalton-Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has been actively practicing medicine since 1999. She serves in the medical and academic communities through medical practice as well as teaching. She is passionate about teaching women freedom through Christ and has is a published author writing about the physicians role in spirituality and patient care.

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DrugFreeAZ – What Parents and Kids Need to Know About Substances

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Did you know that drug use and drug addiction is not only a problem with illegal substances?  Did you know that kids can get their hands on “designer” substances – substances that are similar to the illegal kind, but sold legally? Do you know that YOU play an important role in preventing substance abuse in your family?

If you are a parent, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

Kim Obert, Program Manager, and Shirley Baum, Board Member of DrugfreeAZ.org joined Mom of Many Hats Radio for an important discussion on drug use in Arizona.  Although the discussion is based on Arizona statistics, this discussion is for everyone across the country, as Arizona is a snapshot of what is happening across our country.

Our discussion with Kim and Shirley included the trends in the use of substances. From prescription drugs, to illicit drugs, to designer drugs, our children are at risk from the use of substances that are harmful and addictive. With the average age of first use being 13 years old,  and an increase in the use and availability of substances, it is important for parents to have conversations early and often with their kids about healthy living and the dangers and risks of drug use and abuse. To have those conversations, parents and kids need to be armed with information.

Many of us know something about the commonly known substances such as marijuana, ecstasy, meth, alcohol and tobacco. Shirley and Kim shared information about “designer drugs” – substances that are often sold legally, but are used to simulate the affects of other substances.  Among those are “bath salts”, “glass cleaner”, “plant food”, “spice”, and others. They provided us with information for us as parents to use if we are suspicious about something we hear or see in our child’s possession. They also shared with us the things  that we can look for in behavior that may signal there is something that we should investigate – mainly, a substantial and marked change in their behavior.  As parents, they suggested that we “trust our gut”.

Our conversation also included resources on how we can open up dialogue with our kids about healthy living choices and drugs.  They provided 12 Steps in 2012 to build a better relationship with your child. Some highlights are:

  • Be a role model to your child.
  • Listen to your teens, avoid interrupting.
  • Help them to discover the feeling of gratitude.
  • Create scenarios and act out with your child, how they would handle a situation involving drugs.
For a complete list of the 12 Steps in 2012, and to listen the important information in the broadcast, Listen HERE. For additional information and resources visit DrugFreeAZ.Org.

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Breast Cancer is Not Always A Lump! Terry Lynn Arnold 2-17-12

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Breast Cancer Isn’t Always a Lump!

Are you aware of the symptoms of breast cancer?  Do you do a regular self breast examination? Are you aware of how a healthy breast should look?

As women we are made well aware that we should do regular self breast exams as part of our breast health routine.  We are trained to understand how they feel, and how to feel for lumps.  But do we often pay attention to how they look? The reality is that breast cancer is not always a lump!

Our guest Terry Lynn Arnold of the The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network shared her breast cancer story with a cancer that many women have never heard of – IBC – Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

Terry was diagnosed with IBC, an aggressive and, considered the most fatal types of aggressive breast cancer, in 2007. Terry woke one morning to find her breast discolored and swollen.  Thinking she had fallen during the night or somehow injured herself, she tried to understand why she was having this issue. She made an appointment to see her doctor and have it checked out.  Initially, her doctors had no idea of what was ailing her. It wasn’t until four months after the symptoms appeared that she was given her diagnosis of IBC.  At that time, her doctor told her to go home and plan her funeral.  Terry was in stage III cancer.

Terry made the decision to seek out a second opinion at MD Anderson in Houston, near where she lives.  She was given hope when the doctors at the cancer treatment center there told her they thought they could help her. Through her medical team, the support of her family (which was made stronger in her battle) and with a determination to beat IBC Terry made it through her treatment.  Today she is 4 years out from her diagnosis and is NED – no evidence of disease.

In the four years since her diagnosis, Terry has helped to spread the word about this little known type of breast cancer , sharing information with women, and organizations. She also shares with doctors and the medical community- which often knows little about IBC. Terry has shared her story in various media outlets and print publications, cancerblogs, newspapers and MD Anderson’s Cancerwise.

So What Makes IBC Different Than Other Breast Cancers?

Breast Cancer is not always a lump! IBC is a breast cancer that spreads through the lymphatic tissue causing swelling and inflammation. There are very strong visual clues (see the SISTER check on the side bar) including swelling, discoloration, dimpling and texture changes. There can also be pain associated with IBC. It is diagnosed in Stage III or Stage IV which means at diagnosis, there is a fight for life in full swing. Treatment for this type of cancer does not follow standard breast cancer treatment protocol.

Reaching Out and Giving Back

Terry has learned a lot on this journey and has been called to help others that are diagnosed with IBC. She has created The IBC Network on Facebook  and The IBC Network .org, an organization that provides support, information, and hope for women who face this rare and often isolating type of breast cancer.

To hear the entire interview and more valuable information, you can listen to the broadcast at the listening links above.

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Fit in 2012! Fitness Tips with Fitness Coach Dana Neve

Dana Neve, Fitness Coach

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Fit in 2012!

With the new year, many people make fitness goals.  Did you?

Fitness goals are often so hard to keep.  When it comes to our fitness, it is an area that we often give up on.  It is an area that so full of choices, and we have to make the right ones, from our food, to our lifestyle, to our activity.  It gets tough sometimes, because we can’t cut out food, lifestyle, or activities.  None of them are out of sight and out of mind.  We just have to choose the healthy way. With so many options in front of us, how do we make the right choices? How do we choose to have a healthy meal instead of fast food? How do we decide to move our bodies instead of sitting on the couch?

Fitness Isn’t Limited to the Gym!

Fitness Coach Dana Neve shared her passion for fitness and health by sharing her own fitness story and fitness routine. Through the use of at home programs, she showed us that being fit doesn’t have to be done at the gym.  Through using the tools and programs available, and through having accountability to a coach or workout partner, the path of fitness is just one step away. Dana shared a wealth of information as we discussed 10 fitness facts, regarding the importance, the physical and overall well being benefits, and the ease at which we can all start a healthy lifestyle – even if we are starting from square one.

Re-frame How We See Fitness 

As a motivator and teacher of healthy living and getting the body moving,  Dana reminds us that our health and fitness is a priority that deserves a regular spot in our appointment books.  Through taking the viewpoint of food as fuel for our bodies and realizing that our fitness goals are 80%what we eat, we can re-frame how we see food – that junk food and good tasting, satisfying food are not the same thing. When we open up our minds and taste buds, we can find a whole new world of foods that give us better gas mileage in our daily living. She also shared that progress in our fitness should be measured in how we feel and in inches, not in the daily number on a scale.

How do you Learn More About This Topic and About Dana?

Listen to the full broadcast HERE.  It is also available on ITunes FREE so you can take it with you and listen as you are on the path to fitness!

Dana Neve

Dana is a New Orleans native living in the Twin Cities for the past eighteen years with her husband and two teenage daughters.  She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, runner, fitness coach, motivator, speaker, fitness writer and avid spectator of her kids’ sports. Fitness has always been a part of her life, but it wasn’t until 2000 that she became passionate about it.  After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and having a negative reaction to the medication prescribed, she decided to control the symptoms with exercise and proper nutrition.  The results were life changing and it has become her mission to help others lead longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives through fitness and nutrition.  She coaches people around the country developing nutrition plans and recommending workout programs for her clients, while motivating and supporting them along the way.

She is dedicated to helping people reach their health and fitness goals and would love to help you too. Find her on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DanaNeve, follow her on Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/3bsstuy and visit her website www.danafit4life.com

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Martial and Mental Enrichment, 2nd Friday Parenting Hat! 1-13-12

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Do you have a child with ADD or ADHD?  Are you looking for ways to help your child focus?

Attention Deficits and Hyper Activity can be a challenge for parents as well as children.  Lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior can create stressors in the home, in school, and in social relationships.  When a child has difficulty organizing daily tasks and activities, playing quietly, or working patiently within a group, the experience and environment for the child may not be the  as beneficial as it could be.  It may also be a challenge for others in the group.

Each child is an individual and should be evaluated and have the best course of treatment or management tools for their individual needs. Mom of Many Hats Radio guest Tiffany Richards shares with us the tool of Martial Arts, that may be beneficial in helping some children with focus and clarity. Tiffany Richards of Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Studio joined Mom of Many Hats Radio today to talk about a program launch that is specially designed for children with ADD or ADHD.  In her time instructing Martial Arts, Tiffany noticed the benefits for children with attention differences saw in focus, following instructions and attention.  With the partnership of a world renowned psychologist, Tiffany designed the Martial and Mental Enrichment Program (ME) to directly benefit children with ADD and ADHD.

Tiffany shared the four “times” that the program emphasizes:

  • Screen Time – time spent in front of electronics
  • Green Time – time spent outside or away from screens and moving
  • Me Time - focused time together
  • Clean Time –  exampling and modeling what is expected

Tiffany also shared that the program utilizes exercise/movement, novelty, and emotional stimulation to connect with kids and help them focus and concentrate on principals of Karate.  Through the focus and concentration required of the Martial Art, she has noticed improvements as well as some parents noticed improvement in focus and clarity.

To learn more about the ME program and the program guidelines, or the Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts Studio, please visit http://peacefulwarriorphx.com/ .  To find out about a special event for information about Martial and Mental Enrichment on January 18, 2012, and other news visit the Peaceful Warrior blog at http://peacefulwarriorphx.blogspot.com/

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Third Friday Health And Beauty/ Breast Cancer IBC

Did you know that statistics show that breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women? Did you know that breast cancer is not always a lump? Did you know that men are not immune to breast cancers?

Today on Mom of Many Hats Radio We had a very important conversation about Breast Cancer.  Amy Schultz is a wife, a mother, and my sister in the midst of the battle with IBC – Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  Amy had a clear mammogram 13 months prior to being diagnosed in stage IV inflammatory breast cancer.  She went to her Doctor for a cold and by chance had her doctor look at rash she had on her breast.  She hadn’t given a lot of thought to the rash, but her doctor was aware of the symptoms of IBC an sent her directly to a breast surgeon.  That day she had an initial diagnoses – confirmed two days later, of IBC.

Amy’s IBC did not manifest in the form of a lump.  IBC rarely does. IBC is a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer.  It is a cancer that block the lymphatic system resulting in swelling, dimpling of the skin, and a sheetlike growth of cancer cells.  When it is found, it is almost always in a late III or IV stage – meaning that it has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body.   It is often missed by mammograms and misdiagnosed.  For these reasons, it is important for us to know the symptoms and advocate for our own heath.

Amy has had chemotherapy, radiation and a mastectomy.  She is still in treatment after a host of different types of chemotherapy cocktails.

Along with regular self exams, clinical exams and mammograms (at the interval recommendation by your Doctor) a you can add the SISTER check to look for signs of IBC.

SISTER CHECK

  • S – Size or Swelling
  •  I – Inflammation or Itchiness
  • S – Soreness
  • T – Texture or Orange Peel Appearance
  • E – Engorgement or Flattening Nipple
  • R – Redness or Change in Color

To  hear more about Amy’s Journey and this important conversation please click HERE. To learn more about IBC please visit The IBC Network To listen to past Mom of Many Hats Radio Shows click HERE or click the Itunes Gal on the sidebar to listen to broadcasts on the go!

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Tips for Nutrition -Third Friday Healthy Hat! Nicole La Placa of Lyrical Nutrition 9/16/11

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Do you ever feel like your hats are just a bit off balance?  Is it sometimes difficult and tiring to juggle them all?

Health Coach Nicole La Placa of Lyrical Nutrition joined us this week to talk about the role that good nutrition plays in our day to day activities. Nicole is the CEO, founder of Lyrical Nutrition.  She works with clients, individuals and groups to help people find a a healthy balance between diet and lifestyle. She shared tips for on the go snacking to keep your energy up, some of the pitfalls we encounter when we are trying to get a grasp on our nutrition, some easy ways to make changes to our nutritional habits,  and some of the factors that contribute to our nutritional challenges.

Nicole left us with some wonderful tips for working towards a healthier lifestyle and to to help us juggle all of our hats. Here are a few of them:

1. Set reachable goals. Celebrate when you get there. Set the next one. It’s the small steps that will get us there.

2. Fight the media images that impact how we think we should look or be.  We are all different and complex. We need to love ourselves for who we are and be the best that we are meant to be.

3. Use an 80/20 rule with nutrition. Eat great 80% of the time. Healthy eating is bot about perfection.

4. When traveling, take note of where grocery stores are so you can purchase healthy snacks instead of fast food options.

If you are would like to know more about Nicole, click her image above or contact her at: www.LyricalNutrition.com , e-mail LyricalNutrition@Ymail.com, Twitter , Tumblr, or Facebook!

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Healthy Living Hat! Running Moms Rock! 8/19

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We need to don our healthy hats to be the best that we can be. It isn’t always easy to find the motivation to get out there and move our bodies.  Shouldn’t running after the kids and all of our household responsibilities be enough exercise to keep us fit?

This week Erika Westmoreland and Michelle Sedas of Running Moms Rock shared with us about staying healthy and happy through running and overall fitness. They reminded us that making time for being fit is not a selfish thing. Fitness should be a priority with it’s own slot on our daily schedules.  It is important to us and our own health, but also to that of our families and our communities. When we are in better health and staying fit, we have more energy, less stress, a better outlook on the day to day tasks of being a parents.  We provide a healthy example to our children and help to steer them into and attitude of healthy living. They also shared a fabulous saying that we can use to motivate us – A fit mom is a healthy mom is a happy mom.

In their shared love of running and fitness, their mothering hearts, and their care and love for children in the community, they have created a wonderful organization, Running Moms Rock . It not only promotes healthy living and empowering moms and families to exercise through an organized run, but benefits community organizations as well. The sponsored event benefits  the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.

If you would like to support Running Moms Rock or it’s beneficiaries, you can do so by visiting their site. If you want to help spread the word in  your community, click the photo above to purchase a quality running hat that you can wear in support of healthy living and community service.

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