Ep. 2: Managing Anxiety and Depression

October 1, 2018
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On the day I recorded this episode, I had my first panic attack in years. At Starbucks. In front of a ton of people. 

I realized the way I handled this panic attack was way different than I might have in the past. 

In the moment, I knew exactly what I needed, and I went for it. 

Unfortunately, there's still a bad stigma in our society around mental health, especially when it comes to asking for help. 

I bring up this conversation in hopes that you can learn some tools to help yourself through anxiety, depression, or any other mental illness you may be experiencing. Or you'll know how to help a friend or a loved one going through something similar. 

Take a listen, and let me know your thoughts! How do you deal with moments like the one I had at Starbucks? How do you help friends or yourself through? 

 

If any of this resonates with you, then I invite you to dive right into this episode!

 

Links mentioned: https://shetakesontheworld.com/ (Natalie MacNeil-meditation, relaxation resources)

 

 

 If you love it and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! And if you really love the episode and want to join my community of motivating women, join my Facebook Community called Habit Builder’s Society. All links to keep in touch with me are below!

 

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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/588076478229727/?ref=bookmarks

 

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All or Something Living Introduction

September 18, 2018
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I’ve finally decided to start a podcast! It’s something I’ve been putting off for a really long time, until I heard this episode from the Alison Show and realized I’ve been putting it off for many reasons I discuss in the episode! I learned how much we put off the opportunities that are right in front of us, and I decided it’s time to feel the fear and do it anyway!

 

This episode includes an introduction to me...which includes my life in Sin City (which may not be what you think!), some of the biggest challenges I’ve faced and am facing today, how I met my fiance (hint: It wasn’t in the United States), and what brought me into the world of online coaching.

 

During the second half of the episode, I dive into my coaching philosophy of All or Something Living. This is a concept I developed after experiencing the extremes of diets and the bodybuilding lifestyle. I had suffered from a 15 year long eating disorder (that I didn’t even know I had, because I didn’t know it existed), and severe body dysmorphia. I got to a point where my hormones were all over the place, my mood swings were out of control, I was isolating myself, and my eating disorder was worse than ever.

 

I knew I had to find another way, and that’s when I left my pre-nutrition studies at UNLV and attended an online health coaching school called the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. During the year I studied at IIN, I healed my relationship to food and my body, and experienced a major life transformation. A huge part of that transformation included listening to tons and tons of podcasts, and educating myself on Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and body positivity.

 

My mission is to inspire others-especially women-to drop the perfectionist mentality, and learn to accept themselves as they are right now, so they can become who they really want to be.

 

If you’re reading this, and you struggle to love and accept yourself, especially your body...this podcast is for you! As we dive deeper into the episodes, I’ll help you explore the grey areas of health that not many people are talking about. The grey areas not only give you permission to be the human that you are...but they also help you to understand that life isn’t black and white. There isn’t always a right answer, or a right way of doing things. Everyone gets to choose their own path. What an empowering thought!

 

If any of this resonates with you, then I invite you to dive right into this episode!

 

If you love it and you feel inspired to leave me a review, or share the podcast...I would love that so much! And if you really love the episode and want to join my community of motivating women, join my Facebook Community called Habit Builder’s Society. All links to keep in touch with me are below!

 

Habit Builder’s Society all Women’s FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/588076478229727/?ref=bookmarks

IG: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmkepler/?hl=en