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Emotional Eats Podcast

Sep 11, 2023

Welcome back to the Emotional Eats Podcast and Part 2!

I'm thrilled to continue our journey towards unlocking your midlife happiness. 

In this episode, we're diving into the remaining five things that transformed my physical and mental health in my 50s. As we navigate the changes that come with our 40s and 50s, it's essential to find ways to feel comfortable in our skin and nurture our well-being.


Recap from Episode 18 - Part 1

In case you missed it, don't forget to catch up on Episode 18 where I shared the first five items that contributed to my improved well-being. From breaking free from diets to embracing nourishment and health advocacy, we covered a range of strategies to kickstart your journey. Remember, we're all unique individuals, so these ideas are here to inspire you, but feel free to adapt them to your own preferences and listen to your body's cues.


Entering menopause can bring about significant changes in our bodies, both physically and mentally. That's why I emphasize the power of weightlifting. While each of us has our preferred workout style, the key is finding something sustainable. Weightlifting goes beyond mere physical strength; it has remarkable effects on mood regulation and nervous system calmness. 


I explain why I feel positive self-talk is so important.  Just as external factors like news and social media affect us, our intrinsic self-criticism can be damaging. Recognize the lies you've been telling yourself and replace them with affirmations rooted in truth. 

In a society fixated on youth and beauty, I share why it's vital to redefine our perspective on aging. Aging isn't a negative process; it's a journey of gaining wisdom, insight, and personal growth. Beauty goes beyond looks and embraces your unique spirit and personality. 


People-pleasing is a habit many of us fall into, butI feel  it's essential to balance kindness with honoring your own boundaries. Learn to value your opinion as much as others'. Setting boundaries isn't just for others; they are crucial for your mental well-being. I explain why.


As we age, stress management becomes even more critical. I share how stress has a profound impact on both mental and physical health, affecting sleep, hormones, and even eating habits.I also share ways you can explore to reduce the stress.


Thank you for joining me on this transformative journey to unlock your midlife happiness. These ten strategies have the potential to reshape your physical and mental health, providing the foundation for a happier and healthier you. Remember, this isn't a one-size-fits-all approach; tailor these ideas to your preferences and needs. The goal is to embrace your individuality and embark on this midlife health journey with confidence and self-compassion.


Tune in to Episode 18 for the first five transformative strategies,  Your midlife happiness awaits, and you have the power to unlock it!



02:33   The importance of building muscle for women in midlife

12:44   Finding the truth and positive things about your body and reconnecting with it.

14:33   Kim discusses that aging is naturally occurring and learning to embrace the process.

17:16   Kim shares how lack of boundaries and people pleasing may challenge your     health.  Learn to honor yourself.

22:22   Kim shares how stress can affect you, the importance of sleep  and a few tips to reduce stress.How to reduce your stress? 

26:40  Kim explains the importance of being authentically yourself, speaking to yourself in a positive way and how to get started on your health journey

Note:  The information in this podcast is not to replace working with your doctor, other medical practitioner or mental health practitioner.

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