My guests today are Audrey Sourroubille Arnold and Lucia Lukanova, both women's health coaches and also partners in a women's health app called The Flow.
A bit about the pair:
Audrey- Diagnosed with endometriosis a few years ago. She feels her former high pressure career contributed to her endometriosis diagnosis and overall burn-out. She switched careers into women's health.
Lucia- Working long hours doing big technology projects. She got burned out as well, and started to learn about hormones of stress and the menstrual cycle. She started to notice the subtle symptoms related to the phases of her cycle. She wanted an app to help her track her cycle, but didn’t find one, so she started to develop one, now out in several languages, called the Flow App.
Stages of the Cycle
Week One- Starts with day one of your cycle. Cleanse time, from the inside out- want to be alone and peaceful. Your verbal skills are lower, but is a 'wise stage.' Energy is low and if you push you get cravings to create energy.
Paula Ratcliffe ran the Chicago marathon in world record time, and was on day 1 of her cycle.
In transition from period to the next stage (dynamic), is a good time to knock out your to-do list.
Week Two- Dynamic phase- energy is good, accomplish things, 'maiden' phase
Ovulation- femme fatale moment - phéromones are high, vocal chords have highest range, good time to ask for pay raise
Post-ovulation- a mini PMS is possible
Week Three- Reflexive phase- decide what to keep or give up, evaluate, very empathic, mother, femininity, caring, nurturing
Week Four- Creative phase, Enchantress, represents Autumn season
Some resources we mention on the show:
Ultimately you will have to download the Flow App from the app store on your smartphone, but you can find more info on the Flow App here.
Try the Flow App with a friend so you can discover it together!
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This episode is not as geeky and not as medically-focused as most of our shows. Yet it was one of my very favorites, because I think the topic is so important.
Women these days are very stressed and overwhelmed (well, most of us) and that is affecting our health and happiness.
Our guest Laura McClellan is the host of the podcast 'The Productive Woman,' a platform where she both shares her insights on productivity, and interview a range of women on how they deal with getting things done, meeting their own goals and needs, and managing family life on top of it.
What you'll learn in this episode is not how to shove more activities into your day, but rather how to be efficient, and also discerning.
“It’s possible to be really busy, but not be productive. It’s not just about doing more stuff, but the right stuff.” Laura McClellan
Enjoy this one with Laura McClellan, and learn more about her and her show here.
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I think you're going to like this episode! Cammi Balleck really brings it with great information on women's health, focused on brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) and their relationship to our hormones.
When our hormones ratios are off, our neurotransmitters will likely get affected. Cammi has worked exclusively with female health and hormones for 13 years, and has developed a testing strategy and treatment strategy that get her clients great results from anxiety, pain, food cravings and more.
Learn more at CammiBalleck.com. You can download detailed notes and links below. Thanks! Bridgit
Essential oils are really growing in popularity. They are fun and easy to use, but there is a lot to learn! Which ones are best for you? How do you use them? What about the quality?
We answer many of these questions with Dr. Mariza Snyder, an essential expert and women's health expert.
We also recorded a short video together to show off her favorite oils and we talked about using oils internally. See the video here.
Lastly, I was inspired to create an eBook to organize all the juicy details Dr. Mariza was throwing down! You can pick that up below.
Thanks for listening!
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