RN for 15+ years. Educator in Mind Body Medicine. Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Yoga instructor. Reiki Master Teacher. Single mother at 18. Type 1. This is Andrea Arledge (@andreaarledge on Instagram).
Andrea and I delve deep into her diagnosis story, discussing how important the experience is and how it can impact you and your identity for years to come. She was 15 when the doctor gave her the news, telling her she would not live a “normal” life. Well, Andrea didn’t let hold her back, but getting there wasn’t an easy journey.
Overcoming fear becomes a prominent theme throughout this episode, and Andrea shares her knowledge and experience in doing so. From breathing exercises to journaling, the techniques we talk about can be used by anyone when wanting to summon courage and put out the flames and mental murkiness created by fear.
Positivity. Breathing. Talking. Mindfulness. Alkalinity. These are just a few topics that we cover. You’ll be left wanting more at the end of the episode!
In 2017, I began a daily meditation practice that became my most consistent practice of the year. It was something I never thought I'd do, as I had historically not been able to quiet my mind. Through the help of the guided medtitations in the Headspace app, I was able to develop a practice that would pay dividends for me during a year full of new stresses. Andrea and I also discuss a wealth of supplements, including Alpha Lypoic Acid, Chelated Magnesium and Berberine, that we both take on a regular basis. Message me on Instagram if you want to know more!
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