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LIVE WELL PODCAST | EP #32 - Change your mindset, change your life with Sarah Kolman

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Sarah Kolman is a Registered Nurse, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Contemplative Psychotherapist. Sarah’s unique one-on-one health coaching practice blends her nursing and psychotherapy experience with holistic and nutrition-based health concepts. A passionate student in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, she helps her clients heal by focusing on the brain-body connection and its profound impact on wellness. With Sarah’s support and guidance, clients learn to manage stubborn symptoms that have persisted through countless traditional treatments. She is also the author of the book Full Plate: Nourishing Your Family’s Whole Health in a Busy World.

I’m so excited to have Sarah on the podcast to speak about the importance of mindset and the concept of “being” versus “doing.” We all know our “to-do” list that can drive our days, but today Sarah is going to introduce you to the concept of your “to-be” list. If you are someone who has made dietary changes but aren’t finding relief from symptoms, paying attention to mindset and how you react and relate to your symptoms might be the missing piece of your healing journey.

Show Notes:

  • 0:00 Intro

  • 2:50 Sarah explains her background and how her work with people at the end of their lives influenced how she lives her own life and how she works with clients to life their purpose

  • 8:30 Introducing the concept of mindset and “being” versus “doing”

    • “Stress management is less about controlling what we do but having the tools to navigate anything that comes out ways”

  • 10:58 Why the current concept of stress management is problematic

  • 15:08 “Life is always happening for us not to us”

  • 16:04 Defining “ways of being” and the way we react to our world

  • 30:00 How navigating the stress response can affect your autoimmune condition

  • 33:00 Sarah’s “Planning with Purpose” practice that helps her get into a being mindset

  • 43:02: Outro

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Are you dealing with symptoms of chronic fatigue, brain fog, autoimmune disease, pain or digestive issues?

You’ve gone to doctor after doctor. You’ve received some answers, have started on medications and notice some relief (thank goodness!) but are still left feeling exhausted, stressed, inflamed and not fully yourself?

Or maybe every test has come back “normal” and your practitioners have told you that there isn’t anything they can do, to come back when things get worse, or to simply manage your stress better?

If yes, then you are someone who would benefit form 1:1 holistic health coaching.

Health coaching is a necessary extension of the health care system in that together we have more time to uncover issues, implement strategies and assess outcomes together. Autoimmune disease is complex and to address it we need to come at it from all angles (pharmaceutical therapies from your doctor while also focusing on root cause factors like gut health, diet, sleep and stress). I offer accountability, a knowledgeable resource and most importantly support.

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