I’ll be honest — it’s hard being an entrepreneur and having three kids. I think it’s hard being an entrepreneur and having any kids — but with three right now at 2, 4, and 6, there is chaos behind the scenes. Because of this, I tend to gravitate toward the female entrepreneurs on social media that seem to have found the balance between family and putting positive energy out into the universe as an entrepreneur.
And one of those such people is Dr. Rachel Schwartzman — a naturopathic doctor who practices here in Toronto. She has a series of initiatives out there in the world that are having a really tremendous, positive impact on families. She is one of the co-founders of West End Naturopathic Doulas where she is a naturopathic doctor working with families. She is also the co-creator to The Bump to Baby Show — a family-friendly event that really takes families through the journey of parenthood — from pregnancy, right into that young family phase.
We talked in this interview about entrepreneurism, how to manage picky eaters, common health misconceptions that are holding families back, and what Rachel is drinking right now to get her through this very busy time right now (two weeks before launch phase!) and how she keeps going on going as an entrepreneur.
[1:37] Introducing my guest for this week, Dr. Rachel Schwartzman!
[3:32] Welcome Rachel to the podcast.
[4:00] About Rachel’s journey to becoming a naturopathic doctor.
[5:28] Was the naturopathic college Rachel attended what she had expected?
[6:14] What Rachel is currently up to!
[6:57] Why Rachel loves working with and treating children.
[8:22] How much does mindset play into an individual’s ability to achieve an outcome with respect to their health?
[9:32] In looking at children’s health, where did Rachel’s conviction to support maternal and child wellness come from?
[12:35] Where Rachel’s strong entrepreneurial thinking came from.
[15:00] What Rachel’s mother taught her about entrepreneurialism.
[16:38] Entrepreneur mom hacks: how Rachel maintains a healthy family and busting mythconceptions.
[20:05] What to do with your picky eaters at home!
[24:05] Common misconceptions that prevent people from having greater access to a radical shift in health.
[27:45] All about The Bump to Baby Show: location and vibe, vendors and products, services, activities and workshops, and the community.
[31:59] What Rachel is doing right now as a fellow entrepreneur to keep herself going.
[34:54] What Rachel would like her legacy to be.
[37:28] How Rachel defines health.
[39:34] Rachel’s key performance indicators.
[42:22] Where to learn about what Rachel is up to, online.
More About Dr. Rachel Schwartzman
Rachel is a board-certified and licensed naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, and birth doula. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She practices naturopathic family medicine and has a special interest in pediatric medicine and women's health, particularly in the area of hormonal health, fertility, pregnancy, and prenatal care. She is the co-creator of The Bump to Baby Show and co-founder of the West End Naturopathic Doulas.
Rachel’s goal as a Naturopathic Doctor is to work directly with each of her patients, to develop a deeper understanding of their specific needs, and to help bring forth health and wellbeing. She is passionate about teaching people how to take control of their health with simple and effective methods.
Rachel has additional training in Medical Herbalism, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and completed training from Harvard University’s Body-Mind-Medicine Institute in Mindfulness Studies.
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