Preventative Maintenance

My Trailblazer runs well for being 15 years old. It has its bumps and bruises and certainly has shown some fading but If it’s washed and waxed it’s hard to tell its age from a distance.

But the outside appearance doesn’t make the car run well. It’s the consistent focus on preventative maintenance in the years I’ve had it.

Routine oil changes and tire rotations.
Trusting the recommendations of the mechanic to fix areas of concern.
Being proactive versus reactive.

Simple stuff.

Yet, things could have been overlooked or pushed off for a short-term monetary gain.

It’s really a metaphor for our lives.

When we feel sluggish, low on energy, depressed, or in a rut, it’s normally the focus inward that can be the most helpful. It’s reflecting and asking questions like…

Are we getting enough sleep?
Are we eating healthy food?
Are we exercising?
Are we getting outside?
Are our relationships going well?
Are we creating space for ourselves?

We’re going to get beat up throughout our lives but in order to feel young and vibrant as we age, we must focus consistently on the simple things that bring us energy.

Because when they lag we can start to break down and it becomes harder to maintain if it goes on for too long.

Unfortunately, we only get one model. There are no trade-ins here.

Preventative Maintenance2022-05-12T19:35:44-04:00

Writer’s Block

In any walk of life, there are instances where we cant perform for one reason or another. Every venture is not a success and every encounter with opportunity doesn’t always come out smelling like roses for us.

Writers Block is a state of being that we can be in whether we are writing or not. It’s gotten attention over the years in the world of creative or artistic expression but it could be used for anything.

When we are in a headspace that is not conducive from performing at our highest level, that is when some of the “brain fog” sets in and we can’t see the path clearly.

It is important for us to recognize what our bodies need to be optimal and when they are not in that state we need to recalibrate and ask questions.

  • What has our sleep looked like?
  • Have we been eating properly?
  • Did we get exercise recently?
  • Have we taken some brain breaks?

And then start to take small actions to adjust. These do not have to be grandiose.

  • Get a workout in
  • Take a break from the technology
  • Listen to some music
  • Meditate

No matter what you personally need to do, we need to tune our bodies so they are primed for the best output. If we understand our baselines, recognize when we’ve shifted away from them, and admit that we need to recalibrate then we will be able to get back to a better state of being and our “writer’s block” will miraculously go away.

Writer’s Block2021-07-14T08:58:27-04:00
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DR. AARON HARTMAN

EPISODE 159: Functional Medicine Practitioner & Clinical Researcher

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Episode 159 features Dr. Aaron Hartman, a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine.

Find Aaron Online:

Website: http://www.richmondfunctionalmedicine.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/rvaintegrative

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RVAintegrative

About Aaron:

Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine. Aaron guides individuals to restore their health and hope, using science-backed solutions, so they can live the vibrant life they were made for. Aaron’s own journey with Functional Medicine started with his first daughter, who he and his wife took in as a foster child, then adopted.

Due to her cerebral palsy and countless dietary issues, the Hartmans went to specialist after specialist, but even as a physician, Dr. Hartman felt let down and confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers. Aaron’s wife, a brilliant–and very stubborn–occupational therapist refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him towards functional medicine, and their daughter thrived.

The human body is infinitely complex, and functional medicine caters to this complexity. Dr. Hartman listens to his patients’ whole health stories then helps them apply data-driven solutions to start healing. In short, he looks at clients’ home, environment, diet, daily habits, and health history, and then teaches solutions instead of just treating symptoms.

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Dr. Aaron Hartman2021-05-18T08:32:09-04:00
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LORI SHAW

EPISODE 93: Chief RP Recipe Developer, RP Strength

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Episode 93 welcomes in Lori Shaw, the Chief RP Recipe Developer for Renaissance Periodization (RP Strength), a company with a mission of delivering the most effective, scientifically sound and reliable diet and training consultation to anyone who wants to use it to achieve results.

About Lori Shaw:

Lori Shaw left a corporate career and joined her husband Nick Shaw’s company, Renaissance Periodization, back in September of 2015, when the business was poised for growth. After helping with customer service, strategy, apparel, partnerships, etc. in those beginning years, Lori now focuses solely on writing healthy macro-transparent cookbooks, sold on the RP website

There are 6 RP cookbooks available and Lori is working on her 7th now, which will be the first traditionally published cookbook, aimed at bringing recipe macro awareness to the general population.

Find Lori Shaw Online:

Website: www.renaissanceperiodization.com

Facebook: Renaissance Periodization

Personal Instagram: @llshaw1  

RP Strength Instagram:@rpstrength and @rp_transformations

YouTube: Renaissance Periodization

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Lori Shaw2020-02-13T02:06:05-04:00
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FARNOOSH BROCK

EPISODE 68: Business & Leadership Coach

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Episode 68 features Business & Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Author Farnoosh Brock. Farnoosh shares her journey of moving to the United States, working up the corporate ladder, and venturing out on her own to start her Business & Leadership coaching business.

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Website: https://www.farnooshbrock.com

Business Website: https://www.prolificliving.com/

Her Books: https://www.amazon.com/Farnoosh-Brock/e/B005BCHBTA

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fbahram/

Some Topics we cover:

  • Being born and raised in Iran
  • Self-Discipline
  • Resigning from her Corporate job
  • Overcoming early failure
  • Having a support system
  • Starting Prolific Living
  • Following the energy
  • Being an Author

About Farnoosh:

Farnoosh Brock went from electrical engineer and rising leader at a Fortune 100 to a business coach, speaker, and consultant. She has helped many entrepreneurs and businesses to use her mindset and framework of genuine serving to build deep trust, create meaningful relationships and scalable profits. In addition to her latest book, The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business, she is the creator of Crack the Code to Get Promoted, a leadership and career advancement course for corporate professionals as well as the author of three health books and a wellness program.

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Farnoosh Brock2020-01-20T18:01:33-04:00
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