Today's episode of the podcast features my friend Kate Doubler. Kate and I are "real life friends" or that's what I call us. It means that even though we both sit behind a computer and work online we actually know each other in real life. We met online and realized we not only both lived in Minnesota but about 20 minutes away from each other. We've got to spend time together a few times and we talk for hours and could talk for many more hours. The first time we met I was nervous because I was meeting this new person who I'd never even spoken to on the phone and I'm showing up at her front door. We hit it off and started talking about health, blogging, nutrition and everything in between and I looked at my phone and it was 3 hours later. We had to do our best to keep this interview a respectable length.
Kate is a health rockstar! She knows her stuff, she's always researching, she's always learning and really finds JOY in learning more, trying new things, and taking care of the health of her family. The hard work means something to her; a healthy life. I think we can all learn a lot from Kate's attitude about health.
Kate Doubler is the author behind the blog Real Food RN. A busy working mom of three young children, she manages to balance working as a Nurse in the Emergency Department, counseling clients in her nutrition business and finding time to write about real food and essential oils. She loves experimenting in her kitchen and coming up with all sorts of new and creative real food recipes with the hopes of bettering the health of her family and anyone who follows her blog. She wholeheartedly believes that prevention is the best medicine.
Coffee. This entire episode is dedicated to everything coffee. It is not an all out research exploration of coffee, but it is a fun and informational episode that will explain how to choose a healthy cup of coffee and enjoy all things that go with coffee (like a heart to heart conversation with a good friend). PS. I will not be telling you in this episode to ditch coffee forever or that it's bad. Whew, we got that out of the way.
*This episode says that it is the first episode and that is because I taped this one months ago and it was the first one I ever taped. Excuse that mis-speak and enjoy the episode
Today's episode features my own health story. I shied away from sharing it for so long because I didn't think it was important or that it mattered. Why should I share the details of being sick and suffering through my early-mid 20's? It definitely wasn't my favorite season (read long and tiring season) to walk through. It was hard, tough, frustrating, disappointing and I felt drained and like a big huge disappointment. I didn't know I was sick at first. I didn't know what I was feeling wasn't normal. I just assumed I was lazy and couldn't figure out a way to be successful in life. I had unachievable expectations, never allowed my body time to rest and pushed myself far beyond what I could handle. I was exhausted and physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. I started on a path of figuring out what was at the root of my health problems and walking a natural healing journey that now allows me to life a life I love and run a business fueled by my story.
Guess what? You have a story too. We all have a story to tell. For you, it may or may not be health related. But it is very important and God has given you your story to live out and share it with others.
Let's get this out of the way first. This is Faith Hill and it's her real name. Not the singer, but my dear friend and fellow woman in wellness. I was excited to interview Faith because she is a woman of faith that dreams big and sees the big picture in life and everything she has her hands in. She is southern, which you will be able to notice within 2 seconds of starting to listen to her speak. Faith is full of wisdom and this interview encouraged me and I know will be an unbelievable encouragement to you too.
Faith Hill is the visionary founder and show host for LifeWiseTV. Faith, author of The LifeWise Menu Planning System, is a passionate woman dedicated to helping people experience life and health like they never have before. For the past 5 years, Faith has been a personal business coach for health care professionals across the US and Canada. Faith is dedicated to helping people live their purpose and improve their lifestyle, while spreading the message of hope. As a licensed stylists and organic beauty advocate she exposes the dangers of toxins in home and beauty products and educates on how we can be clean and beautiful without sacrificing their health. She is the creator of two nationally utilized wellness programs, and has co-founded two ministries in the Charlotte area. Faith and her husband Jonathan travel as seminar coordinators and speakers, teaching training programs they have developed. They have recently launched their digital wellness solution Fortified Health Club. To unwind from the daily grind, Faith loves to host theme parties for her friends, giving traditional dishes from all around the world her 'Faith twist' by turning them into healthy, yet delicious dishes. She also loves to travel with her wonderful husband, Jonathan, which contributes to her own journey of growth, allowing her to experience and learn from different cultures.