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Ep 37: Expression vs Suppression – Releasing Toxicity & Allowing Healing

Sandra Stewart is a national board certified naturopath with 20 years of experience. She explained homotoxicology and the concept of allowing our bodies express and release toxicities instead of simply covering up symptoms. Sandra also shared some practical tips for anxiety including how to do a “vagus nerve reset." Her naturopathic practice, Life-Thyme Solutions, is a safe space in Cornelius, NC designed to help and support a wide variety of life traumas both physical and mental, through natural and holistic methods. She will be offering $75 off of an initial consultation with the code SERENITY. Appointments can be made online at www.life-thyme.com. Her "Be The Healer" and free morning routine courses are available through her website as well. How to Complete a Vagus Nerve Reset for Anxiety - When you are feeling an anxious you can lay down with your hands behind your head and look straight at the ceiling. Without moving your head having your eyes move all the way to the right as far as they can and hold for 30 seconds. Look back to the ceiling [...]

By |2019-06-28T00:36:06+00:00June 27th, 2019|

Ep 36: Recognizing & Overcoming Burnout

If you are feeling exhausted and wondering if you’re experiencing burnout, I encourage you to listen to this week’s show. I discuss some of the signs of burnout, share practical tips for overcoming it and reveal how I have implemented the same tips to find better work-life balance. The ironic thing is that as I was preparing for this show, I realized that I am still working through a bit of burnout myself and needed to continue scaling back my commitments for my own work-life balance. So, I made a big decision this week. While I have loved being an on-air host radio with WSIC, I am stepping down and will be producing the Serenity Now show on my own as a podcast instead. This will give me more flexibility and I will be able to record when I feel inspired versus being committed to a weekly show schedule. I have a guest lined up at the end of June and we will record that show at the station, but otherwise, the rest of my shows will be produced [...]

By |2019-06-14T15:30:21+00:00June 14th, 2019|

Ep 35: Hope & Healing with Safe Alliance

I learned about Safe Alliance five or six years ago and was immediately drawn to their mission because of my own history as a sexual assault survivor. They are doing wonderful things in the Lake Norman and Charlotte community for individuals impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, and I knew that I wanted to feature them as my last charity spotlight before transitioning 100% to practical tips and topics related to stress and overwhelm. Tenille Banner, Director of Volunteer Relations discusses Safe Alliance's mission, services provided and tips for those who have been impacted by trauma. Most importantly, she provides a reminder that survivors are not alone and there is hope for healing. To learn more about volunteering or donating, visit www.safealliance.org. Their confidential Greater Charlotte Hope Line is available 24/7 for info on parenting, domestic violence and sexual assault at (980) 771-4673. Social Media Links: Danielle - Instagram www.instagram.com/joyfulrising & Facebook www.facebook.com/joyfulrisingwithdanielle Serenity Now Massage Therapy - Instagram www.instagram.com/serenitynowLKN & Facebook www.facebook.com/serenitynowLKN

By |2019-06-07T16:51:05+00:00June 7th, 2019|

Ep 34: How to Say No When You’re an Over-Committed People Pleaser

I used to say yes to almost everything because I thought I should. I had wrapped my identity in people pleasing and being an over-achieving workaholic. It turns out that's not so great for one's mental and physical health - it's a recipe for stress and overwhelm. I've since learned how to say no to the things that don't bring me joy or propel me towards my goals, so this week's show focuses on what brought me to this point in my life. I also share the practical steps that helped me start saying no and scaling back my commitments. Social Media Links: Danielle - Instagram www.instagram.com/joyfulrising & Facebook www.facebook.com/joyfulrisingwithdanielle Serenity Now Massage Therapy - Instagram www.instagram.com/serenitynowLKN & Facebook www.facebook.com/serenitynowLKN

By |2019-05-30T20:15:58+00:00May 30th, 2019|

Ep 33: Disconnecting from Technology to Connect with Yourself & Others

Today's technology is amazing, but I believe the constant distraction of texts, emails, and social media can sometimes prevent us from connecting with ourselves and others. This week's radio show is a deep dive into my how my phone and laptop were affecting my mental and physical health in not so pleasant ways. I also share some practical tips that have allowed me to create disconnection time for myself and that may help if you are feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated by your devices. Social Media Links: Danielle - Instagram www.instagram.com/joyfulrising & Facebook www.facebook.com/joyfulrisingwithdanielle Serenity Now Massage Therapy - Instagram www.instagram.com/serenitynowLKN & Facebook www.facebook.com/serenitynowLKN

By |2019-05-23T19:36:39+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Ep 32: Are Your Gut, Adrenals & Thyroid Affecting Your Mental Health?

Dr. Lexi Lain is a Naturopathic Doctor, Owner of Summit Vitality in Davidson, North Carolina and my personal naturopath. She explained what naturopathic medicine entails and we discussed the relationship between our gut, adrenals and thyroid as they relate to mental health. Dr. Lain also provided some practical holistic tips for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and insomnia. To learn more about Dr. Lain, visit www.summitvitality.com and be sure to schedule your free 30 Minute Discovery Session if you are curious if naturopathic medicine may be beneficial to you. You can also follow her on social media at www.facebook.com/summitvitalitydavidson & www.instagram.com/drlexilain. Social Media Links: Danielle - Instagram www.instagram.com/joyfulrising & Facebook www.facebook.com/joyfulrisingwithdanielle Serenity Now Massage Therapy - Instagram www.instagram.com/serenitynowLKN & Facebook www.facebook.com/serenitynowLKN

By |2019-05-17T16:27:01+00:00May 17th, 2019|

Ep 31: Creating Your Game Plan for Better Sleep

Are you tossing and turning most nights? Are you waking up exhausted every day? Sleep is a foundation of health, so maybe it’s time to up level your sleep hygiene game. Greg Law, owner of Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture in Cornelius, North Carolina explains his game plan for better sleep. He shares some great tips including using the right bed gear, creating the right sleep environment, and the importance of limiting screen time, especially in the evening. Learn more about up leveling your sleep game with Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture at www.shopsweetdreams.com. Text SERENITYNOW directly through their website to claim your free travel pillow (limit of one free travel pillow per person, per household, per family) and 30% off any custom pillow (includes a personalized fitting in store).

By |2019-05-23T19:09:43+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Ep 30: Transitioning to a More Holistic Lifestyle Without Becoming Overwhelmed

Are you curious about leading a more holistic lifestyle? Have you felt overwhelmed when trying to make changes to improve your health and given up in the past? As someone with a six-year career as a Registered Dietitian prior to becoming a massage therapist and owner of Serenity Now Massage Therapy, I have always cared about health. Over the years, I have been able to transition away from processed foods and choose mostly organic foods most of the time. Of course, I still eat out at restaurants on occasion and do have days where I eat an entire bar of dark chocolate in one sitting. But I noticed in general, that as I fueled my body and mind with higher quality, non-processed foods, my cravings for the processed stuff mostly disappeared and I felt better physically. This week's radio show features T McLeod or "Farmer T," owner of McLeod Organics within The Bradford Store, an organic grocery store and urban farm located in Huntersville. We discussed why natural foods and products are often healthier for us, how our food [...]

By |2019-04-25T16:32:52+00:00April 25th, 2019|

Ep 29: Taking Down Masks & Walls to Let Love In

It’s been laid on my heart from some recent experiences that it was time to do a solo show and share my thoughts on the masks and walls we put up as protective mechanisms. Sometimes these "protectors" can ultimately block the love and good in our lives. I discuss the importance of letting our guards down with the right people and some tips on how to let others in. I also took some time to share my vision for the show moving forward as it is transitioning into a platform for weekly tangible tips to empower you to rise above the anxiety & overwhelm cycle and lower your stress levels holistically. Follow us on social media for weekly radio show replay links, holistic health tips, and studio updates: Facebook Page and Instagram

By |2019-04-18T23:03:44+00:00April 18th, 2019|

Ep 28: Setting Yourself Up For Success with Morning Routines

Do you find yourself waking up each morning and jumping immediately into stressful thoughts and to-do lists? Are you living your life from a reactionary state versus being intentional about your mindset? Maybe it's time to shift your morning routines. Mike Mooney is the author of Reputation Shift and a Sports Engagement Veteran with multiple senior executive motorsports positions. He has successfully transitioned into the entrepreneurial world of keynote speaking, leadership workshops, and branding and didn’t pull his hair out in the process. Mike shares how he sets himself up for success with a morning routine of intention setting and meditation. The takeaway message is that mindset and consistency are key and that there is no "right" way to meditate. Learn more about Mike: www.mikemooney.com Follow us on social media for weekly radio show replay links, holistic health tips, and studio updates: Facebook Page and Instagram

By |2019-04-12T19:40:27+00:00April 12th, 2019|