Are you behind the 8 ball?
Check out the latest podcast episodes below from the Queen of Stress, hosted on the Wellness Couch (Australia’s number 1 health and wellness podcast channel).
Episode 50: Breaking Bad…pain cycles and stress habits – part 1
In today’s episode Dr M shares the 1st instalment of a 4 part series of her Breaking bad.. Pain Cycles and Stress habits.
In this first episode Dr M sets the scene of why pain happens, why history seems like it repeats itself and how our stress habits can play a role in how inflamed our body becomes.
In a world where life is constantly getting busier and busier, wouldn’t it be lovely if we could all stress less and live more? Download the audio now and join us for this ‘virtual workshop’.
Episode 49: Look back to vision forward
In today’s episode Dr M reflects on the journey so far with the Be the Queen of Your Stress Podcast, in planning todays episode, Dr M realised how far she’d come in a relatively short period of time with the Podcast.
Dr M shares how through the reflection of the time and improvements that have happened over the last 12 months it allows for celebration of the wins. And how this can be applied across various aspects of life and changes that we are making, whether that changes in how you are managing your stress, your meditation practice, your fitness journey or how you look after your food…
Episode 48: Your prime real estate of your day
In today’s episode Dr M is looking at your PRIME real estate… Dr M explains what she means and how important a shift in your morning routine as soon as you wake up and why it is the vital real estate of your day.
Dr M shares the pitfalls of jumping into what is going on in the outside world before you’ve calibrated your day for you and your family!
ps If you’re not sure if you are behind the 8 ball be sure to jump onto www.thequeenofstress.com to do the free 8 Ball quiz to recognise of you are or are not adapting to stress well.
Episode 47: The retirement of Baymax
In this weeks episode Dr M shares Live from the 2018 Wellness Summit…
During the summit Dr M invited the attendees of the summit to a retirement party for the Baymax story she has told for the last couple of years.
In todays episode she explains why we need to update our stories to match our current state and point of your personal journey, so we don’t get stuck in the past.
Episode 46: Retreat, Renew & Recharge. Part 3 with Special Guest Pauline Nguyen.
Over the 3 episodes, Dr m & pauline have discussed how to recognise if you are sleep walking through life and maybe living a life that someone else designs. They delve into what are some of the key steps to designing and expansive life!
And break down Why is it important as women that we retreat to renew and recharge… the differences between how men and women recharge and the impact retreating can have for women. For more information go to www.zivalifecollective.com
Episode 45: Retreat, Renew & Recharge. Part 2 with Special Guest Pauline Nguyen.
Through a powerful alchemy of neuroscience, health science, behavioural science and spirituality, Dr M and Pauline teach women how to have it all without sacrificing health and wellbeing in the process.
If you are ready to design the Next Best Version of yourself, join them at Ziva. www.zivalifecollective.com
Episode 44: Retreat, Renew & Recharge. Part 1 with Special Guest Pauline Nguyen.
In today’s episode, Dr M is joined by the enigmatic game changer Pauline Nguyen for the first instalment of this 3 part series.
Pauline is a spiritual entrepreneur, award winning author, international speaker, owns multiple businesses and is the mother of two remarkable children. Dr M met Pauline in 2016 and together have joined forces to form the Ziva Life Collective.
Episode 43: Take the Worry out of your Meter
In today’s episode Dr M revisits her worriometer. She talks more about what it is, how it works, why would you use it. Also how it can be a game changer when you put it into action.
After a week filled with challenges and feeling like she was sitting behind the 8 ball, Dr M definitely had to walk her talk and the worriometer was put to the test.
Episode 42: Stress Stories
In today’s episode, Dr M continues the series of now you know your Stress Signals and whether you are behind the 8 ball. How well you are or perhaps are not adapting to stress, what do you do about it?
If you are not sure if you are behind the 8 ball be sure to jump onto www.thequeenofstress.com.au to do the free 8 Ball quiz…
Episode 41: Fitting Out
In today’s episode, Dr M talks a little about who we are, and the rich tapestry of our personalities… and who do we pretend to be sometimes to keep the status quo…
This episode was inspired by the awesome Truddi, from Vida Lifestyles and a conversation Dr M and Truddi had at Dr M’s Chiropractic Practice Inner Edge Wellness.
Episode 40: Whats that sound?
In todays episode, Dr M continues the series of now you have seen the signs of stress, what can you do about them to help your body better adapt.
Dr M dives deeper into sound sensitivity. Discussing simple tricks and tools you can use, to minimise your sensitivity and how to avoid it in the first place.
Episode 39: Turn down the lights!
In episode 39, Dr M continues the series of now you have seen the signs of stress, what can you do about them to help your body better adapt.
Dr M dives deeper into light and sound sensitivity, well really light sensitivity and sound will be next episode.
She discusses simple tricks and tools you can use to minimise your sensitivity and how to avoid it in the first place.
Episode 38: Listen to your gut.
In today’s episode, Dr M continues the series of podcasts discussing now you know the signals, you have the baseline of where you are and what steps do you take next to be the Queen over your Stress not your stress being the queen over you.
Dr M dives deeper into food sensitivities and digestive issues today and how to make change that is right for you. The importance of getting the correct advice moving forward.
Episode 37: How to unwind being wound up.
In todays episode of Be The Queen of Your Stress, Dr M shares 3 key tips on how you can unwind being wound up by using simple tools and action steps.
She discusses what it means by being wound up, what it looks like and what it feels like, and how by taking some simple steps you can go from boiling point to adapting to the stresses within your day.
Episode 36: I’ve got the sign – now what?
In today’s episode, Dr M shares what to do now that you know you have signs and the signals of stress.
Dr M has touched on the 8 ball stress quiz in the past, and how to measure your stress.. over the next few episodes she takes the time to break down what you can do to change it!
Episode 35: Nothing Compares To You!
In todays episode, Dr M shares the pitfalls of getting stuck in the compare game.
Whether that is comparing yourself to the insta famous, other people you know or even a version of yourself from decades ago.
Dr M dives deeper into the difference between measuring yourself versus comparing yourself, and what a difference it can make in you being the queen over your stress.
Episode 34: Good Vs Evil Habits
In todays episode Dr M shares her own experience during a week when an old voice popped up for her, and how it reminded her of the importance of being aware of our habits and how we are compounded our habits to either being healthy for us or unhealthy.
She also touches on her 1-7-21 method to creating habits.
Episode 33: Comfort Zones
In this week’s episode Dr M dives in and out of comfort zones and downside of being stuck in a rut, or in a zone that no longer serves you.
Dr M discusses why sometime we stay in our safety zone because of fear of the unknown and opens up the possibility of what if you shift your comfort zone to a whole new level as you grow.
Episode 32: Stress Signals
In this episode Dr M dives deeper into the stages and signs of stress so that you can catch them early.
Dr M shares the 3 stages of stress, and touches on how you can measure how much stress you and your body are under right now.
Episode 31: The Voice In Our Head – Help or Hindrance
This podcast is designed to help inspire change in how you see, manage and use your stress so you can be the Queen Of Your Stress, and not let your stress be the Queen over you!
In this week’s episode Dr M dives a little deeper into the voice in our head, the language we use and how it can set us up for success, but also how it can undermine the awesome things we are doing…..
Episode 30: Finishing What You Start In this episode Dr M shares the importance of having the end in mind when you are starting a new project or setting yourself a goal. Dr M talks about finishing what you start, why starting something, or clicking “interested” does not mean you’ve actually done it, and how, sometimes, we fall into the trap of thinking we’ve completed something when we haven’t! She also shares the power of attaching your goals and projects to your WHY and your VALUES…..
Episode 29: Is Social Media Your Friend Or Foe?
In this episode Dr M delves deeper into whether social media if your friend or foe?
She shares her own experiences with social media, her love/hate relationship with it and how it can increase stress, particularly when we get caught up in the compare game.
Dr M also talks about why she does love it, how you can manage the time you are on it to create more value in your life versus it becoming a time vacuum that sucks time and energy out of your life…..
Episode 28: Responsibility, Reactions, & Response with Special Guest, Sky Steele
In this episode Dr M has a very special guest , clinical psychologist, Sky Steele.
Dr M and Sky break down what impact giving away your responsibility has, and how some people take too much responsibility whilst others give it away.
Sky shares the impact it then has on your stress levels and gives her top tips on how to manage your response and reaction.
Episode 27: BQS LIVE Plugged In – Part 3 with Special Guest, Dr Damian Kristof
In this episode Dr M and her special guest, Dr Damian Kristof discuss movement, fitness and exercise and how to move for our optimal performance.
Dr Damian and Dr M break down the difference between fitness and health and the importance of understanding your WHY – why you want to move and being sure that it aligns with how you are moving. They also share what inspires them and how keeping things simple makes for a happy and healthy life.
Episode 26: BQS LIVE Plugged In – Part 2 with Special Guest, Dr Damian Kristof
In this episode Dr M and her special guest, Dr Damian Kristof, break down food into simple and easy to follow steps.
Damian shares his tips on how to make food easy, explains traps in getting extreme about our food and how keeping a happy balance and blend is the key to longevity.
Episode 25: BQS LIVE Plugged In…With Special Guest, Dr Damian Kristof
In this episode, Dr M has a very special guest join her on BQS!
Dr Damian Kristof, from 100 Not Out and The Wellness Couch, is LIVE with Dr M talking all things Energy, Food, Movement and Inspiration.
The interview is in 3 parts, and in the first of the series Dr M and Dr Damian dive deep into what could be affecting your energy levels, and what you can do to get it heading back in the right direction.
Episode 24: The “I” In The Energy Equation
In this episode, Dr M dives deeper into the “I” in the Energy Equation. Dr M developed the Energy Equation to help simplify the key components to have great energy so that you can reach your full potential faster.
The “I” in the Equation stands for Inspiration and Dr M breaks down the definition of it today and how to be best prepared so you can act on it when it hits!
Episode 23: The Energy Equation Revisited
In this episode, Dr M revisits the Energy Equation. Dr M developed the Energy Equation to help her community to achieve their best energy!
This is one of Dr M’s favourite topics, and she revises why she developed the equation, what it’s all about and that a great place to start is with the 8 Ball Quiz on www.thequeenofstress.com
The Energy Equation looks at the interaction between our brain/body connection, food, fitness and inspiration.
Episode 22: The Seasons – They Are A Changing
In this episode, Dr M discusses what the change of season means to you?
Dr M shares how the ordering of her 3rd Dirty Chai in 4 days gave her a clear sign out was time to reel it in!
As summer was closing and it was autumn eve, Dr M reflected on the season that had been and made a decision that it was time to shift gears and get the ship back on course. As the seasons are changing it’s a perfect time to reflect on stress signals your body might be showing you (and that you might have been ignoring), and that it’s time to pay attention so you can take action steps in the right direction.
Episode 21: Right Here, Right Now
In this episode, Dr M discusses the power of a before and after picture, and being comfortable RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
A memory came up on Dr M’s FB this week blew her away – she nearly didn’t recognise herself because so much has happened since then….
Dr M isn’t one for sitting in the past too much, but this was a moment of reflection that was really powerful. Dr M shares this story, because sometimes we beat ourselves up for not moving fast enough towards our goals, but when we sit and reflect you realise how much has changed – the good, the bad and the ugly of it!
Reflect on the WINS – because the little wins count…..but it’s the lessons learnt that can really help you level up!
Episode 20: Who Are You?
In this episode, Dr M discusses the eternal topic and question of WHO are you? And WHO determines WHO you are?
In was Dr M’s 41st birthday last week and she woke up asking herself that exact question! Why, you might ask? Check out this week’s episode to find out why!
Dr M shares how, in her adult life, she has realised she has told herself a number of whoppers that have been holding her back, and she talks about how you can solidify new habits by thinking about our thinking…..
Episode 19: Balance Is BS
In this episode, Dr M discusses why Balance is BS….and why aiming for a healthy BLEND is sooooo much more productive!
Dr M shares why buying into the BS – the lie, the myth – that life was meant to have this perfect balance, versus a blend of all aspects of your life, can bring more stress into our world and shift the balance of who is in control – your stress or you…..
Who’s Responsibility Is It?
In this episode Dr M discusses judgement and responsibility – WOW, nothing like starting our day STRONG! This topic may sound super serious, and in some ways it is….
Dr M highlights why it’s important because we often create extra stress that we don’t need in our lives through shifting responsibility into someone else’s hands.Dr M gives you tips on how you can turn it around so YOU become the Queen over your stress!
Is Your Body Driving Your Brain?
In this episode Dr M discusses the signs that your body in is control of your brain.
If your body has held signs of stress for a prolonged period of time, your body will start driving your brain and this will affect how well you may be adapting to stress. Dr M shares the keys to identifying signs that you are impacting your ability to manage your stress and how physical changes can reduce your stress levels.
Believing Is Seeing
In this episode Dr M discusses how old patterns of behaviour can be holding us back and causing us stress!
Dr M shares how understanding what limiting beliefs might be holding you back, and how to start with the small stuff to create momentum and flow, so you can get on a roll to achieving your goals this year.
Dr M shares simple examples that you can start with to shift gears in your behaviours and jump into the driver seat of your life so you can be the Queen Of Your Stress!
Timing Is Everything
In this episode Dr M discusses how to create momentum at the right time, for the right reasons….because timing is everything!
Dr M shares how recognising whether you need to be accelerating, cruising or refuelling is so important in you being The Queen Of Your Stress. She gives tips on how to give yourself permission to get into a flow state so you can move closer to your priorities and goals this year.
Don’t Write This Year Off Yet!
In this episode Dr M discusses how some people let the year get away with them before it has even really started!
Dr M shares how it can be powerful to get rid of your resolutions and by setting your priorities, rituals and routines clearly, you can leverage your daily activities to move closer to what you would like to achieve in any, or all areas of your life.
Dr M shares tips on how to figure out what your priority is and to stay clear of the compare game…..
Solutions vs. Resolutions
In this episode Dr M shares how planning the year ahead is key to you being The Queen Of Your Stress!
Dr M discusses how you can plan and manifest the year ahead to be your best year yet, and how to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again by flipping resolutions to solutions and learning lessons from the year that has just passed…..
Christmas – Was It The Happiest Time Of The Year For You?
In this episode Dr M shares how Christmas traditions can create stress and sadness rather than joy and happiness – after it, isn’t it meant to be the happiest time of the year?!
If your Christmas traditions stressed you out this episode is for you! Dr M discusses how to review your traditions to increase your Christmas joy next year, and to manage your stress with family members that might take great joy in pushing your buttons!
The Ripple Effect
In this episode Dr M talks about the ripple effect of who we surround ourselves with.
It is said that we are the average sum of the five people we spend the most time with. Dr M discusses the impact of the energy and attitude of the people we spend time with and how our energy and attitude can, and does, have a ripple effect on the people around us.
Dr M shares the importance of being mindful of this, particularly throughout the Silly Season!
DOMS – Who Is He???
In this episode Dr M talks about the good stress known as DOMS.
There are good stressors for our body, and exercise and movement is one of them. Although Dr M hasn’t always enjoyed exercising (in fact in the past she admitted to even hating sweating!), in this episode she shares how she has grown to love moving…. and why.
Dr M shares the keys to identifying how you are improving and also how to best manage Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), so you can move on to a new comfort zone.
The Energy Equation – Part 3
In this episode Dr M shares the 3rd part of her Energy Equation – INSPIRATION!
Dr M discusses the difference between inspiration and motivation, why inspiration is important, and where to start if you’re not sure how to find it!
The Energy Equation – Part 2
In this episode, Dr M shares the second part of her Energy Equation which was developed over three years ago to simplify the key areas to focus on to be sure you have the best energy possible.
This time, Dr M looks at fitness and movement and shares the key factors to deciding what style of exercise is best for you and how to audit your movement to know your baselines so you can head your energy in the right direction.
One Of Those Days
You know those days where you seem to be behind the whole day and you feel like your mojo is missing?
It’s easy to let those sorts of days stay in the negative, but in this episode Dr M shares how you can recognise that you’re not quite at your best, how to get back on track to take control of your day and be the queen of your stress!
The Energy Equation – Part 1
Dr M shares the first part of The Energy Equation. The equation is:
GREAT ENERGY (nervous system function) = INSPIRATION X FABULOUS FOOD X FITNESS
Todays’ episode is about FOOD and the role it plays in our life – in our modern world, lots of people seem to have become a little muddled!
Dr M shares the key aspects about how food plays a role in our health and the difference between eating healthily and healing…..
Are You Behind The 8 Ball?
Dr M shares how you can recognise your stress quickly through the “8 Ball Quiz”.
Recognising your stress is the first step in managing and becoming the Queen Of Your Stress versus your stress being the Queen over you! Take the quiz and see where your stress is right now!
Dr M shares her inspiration for today’s episode, as well as her own personal journey. This episode is the first part of a series…..
Action Taker vs. Procrastinator
Dr M discusses how procrastinating can take over from action taking. If there was a subject on Procrastination at Uni, Dr M would have got top marks!
Dr M shares her thoughts on how to break the procrastination cycle and become an action taker in easy, simple steps.
Dr M discusses the curve balls that are thrown our way.
Having our buttons pushed can throw curve balls into our days that can throw us off course. Being in control of how you respond to button pushing can be the difference in achieving your goals or staying in your current state.
Dr M shares her experiences with the biggest button pusher of all, and tells us how she changed the story that she had been telling herself for the last 25 years…..
Check it out through one of the links below and let us know what you think!
In this episode, Dr M discusses the impact of what we watch when we were little. She discusses the lessons good and bad that she took from being the daughter of a workaholic.
Having a father that worked 7 days a week developed a super solid work ethic, but she discusses the lessons learnt falling into the same trap that her dad did…
Dr M shares her thoughts on whether a balanced life truly can exist, or whether it is a myth that we’ve been sold and that perhaps a life of a healthy blend is a better goal to have.
Check it out through one of the links below and let us know what you think!
WHY does The Queen of Stress podcast exist?
In the very first Episode of the Queen of Stress podcast, Dr M talks about why NOW is the time to start this podcast (which has only been about four years in the making!)
Through a journey that started at her 36th Birthday and left her as a complete ‘stress head’ for the last 4 years (well actually, if she’s honest, the last 40 years really) she’s now is coming out the other side, in control of her stress and now is using everything she has gone through and the changes that she has made as the inspiration for The QUEEN OF STRESS.
Check it out through one of the links below and let us know what you think!