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As a Naturopathic Doctor and Entrepologist, Dr. Meghan Walker supports the health and optimization of entrepreneurs, innovators and go-getters. The demands of an entrepreneurial life can take a toll on one’s health. From relationships to neurotransmitters, Dr. Meghan goes deep with world renowned experts to help you optimize your brain, body and purpose. Your health is your unfair advantage. Have a question or topic you would like to see covered, go to www.entrepologypodcast.com
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Feb 27, 2018

How many of you have thought of mindfulness? Meditation, yoga — all of those core buzzwords — as not just acts of relaxation, but acts of leadership. This is the stance of my guest today, Paula Pyne. Paula is a consultant in the mindfulness space and her stance on the matter is that all of these elements — all of these things that cause us to focus on ourselves and who we are and to slow down — are not just tools to help accelerate the success of teams and new startups but are also acts of personal leadership.

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview with Paula because it took an entirely new position on this notion of mindfulness. If you’re the person who rolls their eyes at yoga and are really challenged to slow down in your busy life — then this interview is for you!

 

Key Takeaways:

[3:57] What a mindful leadership coach is and the journey that led Paula to this position.

[6:38] What is integral theory?

[8:09] The new leadership paradigm.

[10:33] Are we all born with the capacity to be leaders or is there an intuitive capacity or skill set that positions people to be more natural leaders than others?

[13:24] What do we need to tap into efficiently as individual leaders to combat a style of leadership that is focused on bullying and posturing of power?

[15:57] How the platform of leadership is shifting and what we need to do, as women, to help step into it.

[17:26] How do we gather the courage to start making change in our lives and take action?

[21:20] The challenge as a leader of creating an environment that respects patients while also remaining amply competitive in the business space.

[26:47] Paula’s advice to the young, bold, ambitious individuals that need to work on their leadership development before diving head-first into a project or career.

[28:09] What it’s like working in the discipline of positive psychology, and what Paula teaches in terms of self-care.

[30:36] Achieving health optimization through biohacking?

[31:18] How Paula defines mindfulness.

[32:50] Paula walks us through a beginner’s mindfulness exercise!

[40:43] What came up in Meghan’s heart during Paula’s mindfulness exercise.

[41:45] How Paula defines health.

[43:24] Paula’s key performance indicators!

[47:18] Where to find more about what Paula is up to.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Feel the Fear ... and Do It Anyway®: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger into Power, Action, and Love, by Susan Jeffers

Uplift Consulting

Core Power in Wilshire

 

More About Paula Pyne

 

At Uplift Consulting, Paula serves a diverse array of coaching and organizational clients. Whether in Transition, or as a leader investing in their Workplace, each develops greater clarity, better tools for performance, resilience and a sense of deepened awareness for sustainable change. Outside of Uplift, Paula is an associate and member of the Telfer Executive Programs, Community of Practice, where she teaches her signature workshop, Wellbeing for Leadership Resilience. She’s a member of the facilitation team, with Wilfred Laurier’s Positive Psychology Certificate Program, where she teaches Self Care. She also shares her wisdom and compassionate spirit online as part of the Huffington Post community and teaches yoga and meditation in her community in Ottawa, Canada.

 

Connect with my Guest:

Website: UpliftConsulting.com

Email: Info@UpliftConsulting.com or Paula.Pyne@gmail.com

Social Links: Twitter and Facebook

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

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We would also appreciate a review!

 

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MONTHLY QUIZ

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Part of improving your health and performance as an entrepreneur requires that you take inventory of your current state of health. To this end, we have prepared a monthly quiz related to the health and performance of entrepreneurs and go-getters.

 

CALL TO ACTION

This week, I want to challenge you to incorporate a daily mindful practice into your routine for the next 7 days. This could be journaling, starting a gratitude practice or meditation. Whatever it is, share it with our Entrepology Podcast Facebook page. Because when you are accountable, you are helpable.

Feb 20, 2018

Today was so much fun! I had the pleasure of sitting down with Abigail Hopkins. Abigail is the Co-Founder of That Clean Life — an online, meal-planning platform for both consumers and healthcare practitioners. Abigail’s goal for That Clean Life is to make healthy eating as simple and fun as possible. She wants everyone to feel incredible in their body, once and for all.


This was such a perfect interview for me because it not only gave me the opportunity to explore health, meal-planning, and spiraling up in terms of how you are feeling — but also to explore the notion of being a woman and an entrepreneur in technology. Whether you are interested in health, entrepreneurship, or how to trailblaze — this interview has it all!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] Introduction to the guest for today — Abigail Hopkins!

[3:12] Abigail takes us through her journey of creating That Clean Life.

[10:17] What Abigail’s journey has been like as a female tech Founder.

[12:27] Abigail’s engagement in the health and wellness and entrepreneurial communities in Toronto.

[15:45] Tips and tricks to start integrating meal-planning into your everyday life.

[18:06] That Clean Life’s platform, on both the individual and practitioner side.

[20:18] The most common diets people often gravitate towards on That Clean Life.

[22:35] What Abigail wants to bring to light to other wellness professionals.

[24:49] Abigail’s basic principles of nutrition that she wishes everyone would include in their diet.

[26:58] Some key components in Abigail’s health that require more upkeep.

[29:19] Where Abigail sees the health landscape shifting over the next 5-10 years, in terms of health technology and food trends.

[31:33] The trend Abigail is most excited for right now: eating for your microbiome.

[33:33] Trends Abigail sees coming our way with respect to health technology and consumer access.

[34:58] Apps and technology Abigail uses in her everyday life that help her sustain her health goals.

[36:22] When did Abigail know she was an entrepreneur?

[39:43] What it is like working with your spouse in your business.

[41:59] What Abigail would like her legacy to be.

[42:21] How Abigail defines health.

[44:33] Abigail’s KPIs!

[50:33] Where to find more about what Abigail is up to.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

That Clean Life

Joyous Health

Meghan Telpner

Day One app

The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution: A Proven 4-Week Program to Rescue Your Metabolism, Hormones, Mind & Mood, by Aviva Romm, M.D.

 

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More About Abigail Hopkins

Abigail Hopkins is the co-founder of That Clean Life, a meal planning platform that helps both individuals to meal plan for themselves and wellness professionals to meal plan for their clients. Abigail is a Registered Nurse and a Culinary Nutrition Expert who is on a serious mission to teach the world that eating healthy can be simple and fun.

 

Connect with my Guest:

Website: That Clean Life

Email: abigail@thatcleanlife.com

Social Media: Twitter and Instagram

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Join our badass Women’s Facebook Group, Legacy Performance Labs

If you want to be something amazing, you need to surround yourself with amazing people! The Legacy community is made up of badass women living — not leaving — their legacy every single day. If you are on a mission and get it that your health is the key to your unlimited potential — Join us on Facebook!

 

MONTHLY QUIZ

See where you stack up and take this month’s quiz right here!

Part of improving your health and performance as an entrepreneur requires that you take inventory of your current state of health. To this end, we have prepared a monthly quiz related to the health and performance of entrepreneurs and go-getters.

 

CALL TO ACTION

This week’s call to action is to create a meal plan for the week. Food plays a fundamental role in how well you perform so it’s time to empower yourself in the kitchen. Keep it simple and make sure it is something that you can realistically accomplish. It may seem like another task to add to your long list of to-dos but I promise it will save you time and energy in the long run and fuel you for success. Share your commitment, recipes, tips and tricks in our Entrepology Podcast Facebook Group. Because when you are accountable, you are helpable.

Feb 13, 2018
Today’s interview is important important to us as entrepreneurs, as women, and as people who interact with colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
 
My guest today, Dr. Christina Bjorndal, is a naturopathic doctor and an advocate for mental health. Dr. Christina Bjorndal is an intelligent, articulate advocate for your right to gain control with respect to your mental health and she’s also just a heck of a lot of fun. We had a fun but intense interview, where we talked about her personal journey with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and how her quest to find greater health brought her to naturopathic medicine. Her book, Beyond the Label, addresses stigma and the ideas and ways that we can gain control over our mental health.
 
This conversation is so important for so many reasons and it was full of actionable items things we can do if we’re questioning our own states of mental health, or as a colleague or friend advocating on behalf of those who need our assistance.
 
Key Takeaways:
[1:53] Introducing the topic and guest for this week.
[3:26] Welcoming Christina to the podcast!
[3:56] Christina’s journey and story.
[13:26] Christina’s advice to friends and colleagues who notice someone struggling with mental health.
[16:32] Starting in utero’; how the mental state begins before birth.
[21:09] When in the normal spectrum of stress we need to pay attention, and fundamental things we can do to protect ourselves from the adverse effects of stress.
[29:00] Self-love, quieting the outside voices around us, and a hard lesson in learning to let go and setting emotional boundaries.
[37:20] The reality of how we define and how we should define success.
[38:50] The concept of stigma and shame around genuinely loving yourself.
[43:29] The four elements in your health that are most important to address, and the ten steps you need to address in order to encompass these four principles.
[48:00] How Christina defines health.
[50:22] Six quick questions; Christina’s KPIs!
[54:45] Where to find more about Christina online.
 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Bell Let’s Talk
Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine, by Dr. Christina Bjorndal (Page 248 for emotional boundaries)
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles,”
by Marianne Williamson
Dr. Gabor Maté
The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale
The Adrenal Stress Connection, by Karen Jensen and Marita Schauch
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, by Candace B. Pert
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Success Intelligence: Essential Lessons and Practices from the World’s Leading Coaching Program on Authentic Success, by Robert Holden
The Queen’s Code, by Alison A. Armstrong
 
More About Christina Bjorndal
Christina discovered naturopathic medicine through her own journey of struggling with mental health. After surviving a suicide attempt in 1994, she began healing after reading a book called A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson. Since reading that book, she has spent the last 30 years learning to accept and understand herself, her diagnosis with the help of her many practitioners and has focused on finding more natural ways to help you improve your mental health.
 
Christina is the author of several books; Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine, Moving Beyond A Journal into Self-Discovery, and The Essential Diet: Eating for Mental Health.
 
Connect with my Guest:
Websites: DrChristinaBjorndal.com and NaturalTerrain.com
Email: DrBjorndal@NaturalTerrain.com
Social Links: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram
 
If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:
Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.
We would also appreciate a review!
 
Join our badass Women’s Facebook Group, Legacy Performance Labs
If you want to be something amazing, you need to surround yourself with amazing people! The Legacy community is made up of badass women living not leaving their legacy every single day. If you are on a mission and get it that your health is the key to your unlimited potential Join us on Facebook!
 
MONTHLY QUIZ
See where you stack up and take this month’s quiz right here!
Part of improving your health and performance as an entrepreneur requires that you take inventory of your current state of health. To this end, we have prepared a monthly quiz related to the health and performance of entrepreneurs and go-getters.
 
CALL TO ACTION
 
This week’s call to action is to take some time out of your hectic schedule to show yourself some love. It’s time to shift our negative mindset around the word selfish’ and move towards a place of allowing ourselves time for self-care. I challenge you to do something just for you. Whatever your heart desires. Spa day? Rock climbing? Whatever it is, share your commitment with our community on the Entrepology Podcast facebook page. Because when you are accountable, you are helpable.
 
Feb 6, 2018

Description:

I am so honored to have all of you here and to have had this podcast as an outlet over the past year. So, for this 50th episode, I’m going to explore some of the ideas and themes that have percolated to the surface as a result of some of these incredible conversations that we’ve had together with my guests and patients over the last 50 episodes.

In today’s episode, I go over the top five lessons that have become both important and intrinsic to me this year, as a result of these conversations. I take a moment to reflect on some of the lessons that have surfaced during the duration of my podcast and really direct it back to you — to really figure out which pieces of information are going to be most valuable for someone on a mission, that values their health.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:24] Celebrating our 50th episode!

[3:22] Top five lessons that I’ve learned over the last year’s worth of episodes.

[4:11] Realization #1 What you do daily matters.

[6:02] Realization #2 Health is a means to an end, not an ends to a mean.

[8:10] Realization #3: You deserve individualized medicine.

[10:30] Realization #4: Doctors of any persuasion do not get the final say in your health.

[13:25] Realization #5: Your actions inspire people every single day.

[16:17] Looking at my own Key Performance Indicators!

[23:40] Thank you for all of your support!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

“Episode 001: Welcome to The Entrepology Podcast”

Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention, by John Ruhlin

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff

Bossypants, by Tina Fey

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Join our badass Women’s Facebook Group, Legacy Performance Labs

If you want to be something amazing, you need to surround yourself with amazing people! The Legacy community is made up of badass women living — not leaving — their legacy every single day. If you are on a mission and get it that your health is the key to your unlimited potential — Join us on Facebook!

 

MONTHLY QUIZ

See where you stack up and take this month’s quiz right here!

Part of improving your health and performance as an entrepreneur requires that you take inventory of your current state of health. To this end, we have prepared a monthly quiz related to the health and performance of entrepreneurs and go-getters.

 

CALL TO ACTION

It’s time to tackle the daily habits that are holding you back from greatness. What is one thing you do every single day that may not be serving you in the most optimal way? Whether you hack your daily coffee routine or start going to be 30 minutes earlier, share your commitment to improving your habits in our Entrepology Podcast Facebook Page. Because when you are accountable, you are helpable.

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