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Our sense of "who we are", aka our identity plays a big role in our emotional lives. Our identity is one of the keys to a happy life.
Dr Orlena chats to Dr Nadine Kelly who tells her story of how she struggled with her identity and she changed her identity and found greater happiness.
Dr Orlena's meal plan: https://www.drorlena.com/healthy-family-meal-plan
If you grew up in the "low fat era", it can be difficult to retain yourself to eat fats. But eat healthy fats not only helps your weight loss goal, it also has other health benefits.
Dr Orlena chats about which fats are healthy, why they help you lose weight and tasty ways to easily incorporate them in your diet.
Dr Orlena's Healthy Family Meal Plan Sample: https://www.drorlena.com/healthy-family-meal-plan
The secret to exercising without thinking is to create habits. Once you're in a habit, you do it automatically. But creating the habit can be a bit of a challenge. Here are some tips to help you create an exercise habit that you'll love.
You’re doing it for you!
Many of us are now at home with our kids all day. Suddenly I find myself responsible for my children's education. And I have no clue how to homeschool!
In this episode Dr Orlena chats to Karyn Tripp, an experienced homeschooler. Karyn shares her experience to help us enjoy this time and make sure our kids continue to learn.
Check out the website: Teach Beside Me
Karyn's podcast is ""Called to Homeschool".
Dr Orlena is a health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.
I have to confess, I don't normally do podcasts about crafting. But these are extraordinary times. So many of us have our kids at home 24/7. My kids are definitely getting more screen time than normal but I also want them to do different things. Such as crafting and nurturing their creative sides.
I'm thrilled to welcome Maggy from Red Ted Art to talk to us about how to help our kids enjoy crafts and for it to be easy on us parents!
We've been in lock down since last Friday. Today I want to share some tips and thoughts to help you if you're facing lock down with kids. It's not as bad as it sounds, I promise you!
Last week was a strange week here in Spain. On Wednesday we were told all interschool activities would be cancelled. On Thursday they announce that schools here in Catalunya would be closed the following day.
Friday was our first day of no school but we were allowed out to do other things. I went to my Tai Chi class.
On Saturday the central Spanish government announced a state of emergency. We're no longer allowed out of our houses except to walk dogs, buy foods and for emergencies.
(On a side note, I don't understand why people have the idea that dogs need walking more than humans!)
It's a big difference in our lives. We're not used to having 4 kids stuck at home. And the kids aren't used to having to do homework and live in a confined...
It's a jungle out there if you want to start reading about healthy eating and living. Today I'm sharing my favourite healthy eating and living resources.
I've included affiliate links to help you find the resources. Links go to amazon.com.
1. Dr Michael Mosley.
Dr Mosley has written loads of books including "the Fast Diet", The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet", "The Clever Guts Diet".
I love that he writes in an interesting way. He presents both sides of a controversial area.
A great place to start reading about nutrition.
I also love his "Clever Guts Recipe book".
2. The Diet Myth by Prof Tim Spector.
Another interesting and well-written book. Dis-spells a lot of those "myths" and controversy about nutrition.
3. The Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung
Explains how carbohydrates and insulin are big contributors to weight gain. A great read if you're interested in knowing more than the basics.
4. Eat Fat Get Thin by Dr Mark Hyman
An in depth look at fat...