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This podcast is meant to inspire you to begin or continue on your weight loss journey. If you've had enough of the yo-yo effect with your weight, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Gwen Alexander, she shares with you the steps she took to lose 70 pounds in a way she could sustain for a lifetime not a short time. It's what she calls "The Maintenance Mindset." She wants to help you to take action to take control of your weight and your life. Website: www.thegwenalexander.com Email: gwen@thegwe ...
 
The Lupus Living Podcast will inspire you to keep going through the challenges of living with lupus. Gwen Alexander, your host, was diagnosed with lupus after several emergency room visits and hospital stays. She has had to make many changes to her life since her diagnoses. She has been on a journey of making changes to her life that will help her still live a full life with lupus. Follow the podcast to learn how to navigate the flare ups of living with lupus. How to connect with Gwen: Email ...
 
On this podcast, we interview voice and bodywork professionals to provide helpful information for overall health and optimal function of the voice. We interview SLPs, Otolaryngologists, Manual Therapists, Body Oriented Psychotherapists, Health Coaches, Fitness Instructors, Broadway Performers, Opera singers, Singer/Songwriters, Voice Teachers, Composers, Company Managers, Sports Broadcasters, and more. It is our mission to educate the professional voice user and provide knowledgable, creativ ...
 
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Living with a chronic illness is hard; its even harder trying to describe what it's like to live with it. In this episode of the Lupus Living Podcast, Gwen shares what listeners wish you knew about living with this disease. Get the book “Living Life with Lupus”: Living Life with Lupus-A Guide to Living A Full Life While Having Lupus. How to connect…
 
Jeyanthi Nair is this week’s guest on the Losing Weight to Gain Control Podcast. Jeyanthi helps women balance their hormones through nutrition and health coaching and to bring vitality and exuberance to their lives. She has a particular interest in perimenopause as she has experienced this and understands the issues women face. How to connect with …
 
You may have heard of overtraining in exercise but have you thought about “over dieting” with your meal plan? In today’s episode, Gwen shares what can happen to your body when you go to the extremes in your food plan. Get Your Merch and Resources https://www.thegwenalexander.com/the-online-store How to Connect with Gwen: Website: http://www.thegwen…
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. The food choices we make could have an impact on how we feel and the way we think. In today’s episode, Gwen shares ways you can improve your mental health making small changes to your food and lifestyle choices. Get Your Merch and Resources https://www.thegwenalexander.com/the-online-store …
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with my wonderful colleague, Gwen Walker. We discuss her work as an Alexander teacher, how to create a non-binary voice studio, and her work as a theatrical Intimacy Educator. Gwen and I are part of the faculty at OneBody/OneVoice, an annual voice conference with The Visceral Voice and the Penn State Musical T…
 
People living with lupus have the power to be invisible. Lupus is known as an invisible disease because many of the symptoms can not be seen on the outside. Many of us living with lupus are also good at hiding our symptoms. In today’s episode, you’ll find out what we can learn from the X-Men characters how to live with an invisible “superpower.” Ge…
 
Trigger Warning: Today’s episode I cover discuss death and estate planning, domestic violence and issues pertaining to end-of-life decisions. If any of these topics are difficult for you to listen to, I recommend skipping this episode or listen at a time you feel you are ready to deal with these topics. In today’s episode, the subject of estate pla…
 
Making the decision to update your food plan could mean deciding to remove certain foods. The thing to watch out for are the reasons you are restricting certain foods from your diet. Is it because it will help you lose weight faster? Is it because you have an intolerance to a food group? Gwen will share how she works at not restricting foods or cal…
 
In this episode, I continue my conversation with my LifeLight Massage Therapy PLLC associates Heather Roberts and Lauren Sadkin. We discuss the variety of manual modalities that practitioners can learn, and the hope that there is something right for each listener. If you would like to learn more, please contact me at The Visceral Voice. Be sure to …
 
Are you an active patient or passive patient when it comes to your doctor visits? Being a passive patient isn’t a negative but it could hamper your doctor in working with you to make decisions about your lupus care. In today’s episode, Gwen shares the importance of taking an active role in your healthcare. Get the book “Living Life with Lupus” on A…
 
We are continuing the theme of getting back to basics in 2022. In today’s episode, Gwen shares an article she read that has helped her stay focused on her exercise goals. Article from the Episode: https://www.dispatch.com/story/lifestyle/health-fitness/2021/12/28/patient-and-start-slow-among-advice-starting-exercise/8941994002/ Get Your Merch and R…
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with my LifeLight Massage Therapy PLLC associates Heather Roberts and Lauren Sadkin. We discuss the variety of manual modalities that practitioners can learn, and the hope that there is something right for each listener. If you would like to learn more, please contact me at The Visceral Voice. Be sure to check…
 
Lupus and comfortable are not two words that are usually used together. In today’s episode, Gwen shares how having her blood drawn helped her realize she’s in a comfortable place with lupus. Get the book “Living Life with Lupus” on Amazon: Living Life with Lupus-A Guide to Living A Full Life While Having Lupus. How to connect with Gwen: Email: gwen…
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with Dr Wendy LeBorgne about evidence based research, practice, scope of practice, and scope of competence. Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is a sought after voice pathologist, speaker, author, and master-class clinician regarding vocal wellness and vocal athletes. Dr. LeBorgne actively presents nationally and internationa…
 
It is possible to accomplish your goals and live a life with lupus. It may take some work, but it can be done. In today’s episode, Gwen shares an article by Meghan Beaudry on how to accomplish your goals despite having lupus. Article by Andrea Beaudry: https://lupus.net/living/accomplish-goals Get the book “Living Life with Lupus” on Amazon: Living…
 
What’s the challenge to you reaching your weight loss and/or health goals? In today’s episode, Gwen shares an article she found which details challenges several people have with their goals to losing weight. The number one challenge was not what to eat. Listen to find out what the number one challenge many of us face when trying to eat better and t…
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with Gina Morgano, host of 'The Practice Parlour' podcast. Gina takes us through old strategies vs new strategies, or old beliefs vs new beliefs, and we had a great time chatting. As a singer, voice teacher and host of The Practice Parlour podcast, Gina helps people to find their voice - inside and out - so th…
 
What comes to mind when you hear someone had shingles? Two words to describe shingles is lots of itching and pain. In today’s episode, Gwen shares how she mistook the symptoms of shingles for a lupus flare. Get the book “Living Life with Lupus” on Amazon: Living Life with Lupus-A Guide to Living A Full Life While Having Lupus. How to connect with G…
 
Today’s episode is a bonus episode. It’s about a type of exercise called Low Intensity Steady State or LISS for short. Gwen shares the episode from The Losing Weight to Gain Control Podcast. The information provided gives another option for those living with lupus to try and stay active. Visit the Lupus Living Merchandise Online Store: https://tees…
 
You have probably heard of or done HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training). Have you heard of LISS exercise? Low Intensity Interval Training (LISS) may be an exercise you would like to add to your exercise routine. In today’s episode, Gwen shares how LISS exercise could benefit you for your workouts. Get Your Merch and Resources https://ww…
 
In this episode, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with one of my mentors Dr. Kathy Dooley about popular cues and over-cuing of a posterior pelvic tilt, and what that action actually does to the spine, pelvis and femoral centration. Dr. Kathy Dooley is a chiropractor, practicing within Catalyst SPORT, the gym she co-owns in midtown Manhattan…
 
One aspect of lupus is dealing with pain. That could be joint pain, muscle aches or headaches. In today’s episode, Gwen shares how she deals with pain and also when it’s time to talk to your doctor about it. Visit the Lupus Living Merchandise Online Store: https://teespring.com/stores/the-lupus-living-store Get the book “Living Life with Lupus” on …
 
Do you ever feel like your life is out of control? You have so much to do, and it seems like you are always running after something. In today’s episode, Gwen shares what she has learned in the past few months about getting back to basics and simplifying life for your health. Get Your Merch and Resources https://www.thegwenalexander.com/the-online-s…
 
When a train gets off track it is not a good thing. This is same with our lives; when we get off track it may feel like it’s never going to get better again. In today’s episode, Gwen shares how her life got off track and the help she is receiving to get back on track. Listen for some encouragement to help your life get on track. Purchase a Lupus Li…
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with Matt Farnsworth about how he incorporates bodywork into his session in the voice studio. Matt is an accomplished voice teacher, actor, and pianist living and working in NYC. He started teaching voice in 1995 as the consulting coach on Broadway’s Rent. Matt has taught hundreds of Broadway actors (Tony winn…
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with Kaleena Ruskin. Kaleena is a movement specialist with Gymnazo and created their core conversion courses. We discuss the pelvis, pelvic floor, pelvic floor dysfunction and training the PCNS. Education B.S. in Animal Science, Minor in Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo FAF…
 
In today's episode, I have a conversation with Gymnazo movement coach, CJ Kobliska about how he goes about training clients with Scoliosis. Education B.S. in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo FAFS (Fellow of Applied Functional Science®) WMQ (WeckMethod Qualified) FMR (Functional Manual Reaction®) Certified MD…
 
Alexandra Beller has been a professional dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She's run her arts company, Alexandra Beller/Dances since 2001, producing dozens of original dance theatre works which have been performed internationally. She has been a teacher of Dance. Theatre, Pedagogy, and Somatics for over 20 years. She currently…
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with Movement Specialist and coach Michael Hughes. Michael Hughes is passionate about applying multidimensional functional training and is building his Gymnazo and Gymnazo EDU brands to revolutionize how we train all ages to promote vitality and to heal movement dysfunctions that hold us back from living the l…
 
Dr. Priya Mistry graduated with honors from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2007 and has been helping her patients smile with confidence since then. During this time, she has enjoyed working with a large variety of people - different ages, cultures and various social backgrounds. Through it all, Dr. Mistry has main…
 
Dr. Rudavsky is a physical therapist and professor at Penn State University. She treats performing artists including dancers and singers and uses a manual technique for treating the voice called "Vocal Unloading." She is the on-site physical therapist for the students at the Penn State School of Theatre and she also has an appointment in the kinesi…
 
Have you had to say no to someone because of a lupus flare? Have you said no to going to an even because you were afraid of a lupus flare? We should never feel guilty for saying no to something we don’t want to do. Saying no when you have lupus, brings a type of guilt because it feels like we are always saying no. How do you handle lupus guilt? Gwe…
 
Ana Vucetic is a psychologist, certified wellness coach and founder of “Balanced By Ana.” She is the mother of two beautiful boys. Ana is on a mission to help women feel comfortable in their body and stop the endless dieting cycles. She helps her clients achieve a balanced approach to life and wellness by helping them clean their emotional pantry i…
 
Dr. Lucy Burns is a GP and a lifestyle medicine physician. She works on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Dr. Burns runs a weight loss clinic called Epiphany Medical Weight Loss. This was the inspiration to create an online learning platform to share this information far and wide. She has muscular dystrophy which impairs her mobility. In her 20…
 
Dave Sherwin is a certified fitness nutrition coach, entrepreneur, and practitioner of mindfulness and meditation. His passion is helping individuals navigate real-world business and life challenges to achieve their best health and wellness at any age. He is also the creator and host of The Dirobi Health Show which covers everything to do with heal…
 
Do you feel overwhelmed to the point you are ready to give up? In today’s episode, Gwen shares ways you can deal with overwhelm in your life without turning to food for comfort. Get Your Merch and Resources https://www.thegwenalexander.com/the-online-store How to Connect with Gwen: Website: http://www.thegwenalexander.com Email: gwen@thegwenalexand…
 
May was lupus awareness month. Gwen encouraged those living with lupus to share their story and spread the word of how it affects their life. In today’s episode, Gwen shares two opportunities she was given to share how lupus changed her life. Purchase a Lupus Living shirt, mask and other merchandise. https://teespring.com/stores/the-lupus-living-st…
 
CJ Greer is voice faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno implementing a new Musical Theatre degree program. CJ found her passion in vocal performance and instruction. She carries an MFA in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy and MM/Classical from Penn State University, and a BME from the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana. CJ has performed and pre…
 
Jenna Battipaglia, M.S. CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist, specializing in the voice. Jenna earned a Masters of Science from the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. Be sure to check out my Self-Care Membership, courses, …
 
Malia Morris is a performing artist based in the San Francisco area. She has performed professionally for the past decade across the U.S. in regional theatre productions, plays and staged concerts. She has an active voice studio where she teaches private voice, workshops and masterclasses to students from around the world. Dedicated to the study of…
 
Candace Rhodes is a scientist turned CSCA Certified Personal Trainer. She helps women lose weight by giving up dieting and endless hours of cardio in her F.I.R.E. method program. She makes the weight loss journey fun, sustainable and effective through small habit changes to help women look and feel amazing in a body they love while eating their fav…
 
Today’s episode is a continuation of applying for disability benefits when you have lupus. The topics covered are what is SSDI and SSI; how to set up your account with the Social Security Administration and when is it time to hire a lawyer. Get the book “Living Life with Lupus” on Amazon: Living Life with Lupus-A Guide to Living A Full Life While H…
 
The gyms are opening but do you want to go back? Is it time to start looking for a new gym? In today’s episode, Gwen gives you five questions to ask yourself to know if it’s time to find a new gym family. Get Your Merch and Resources https://www.thegwenalexander.com/the-online-store How to Connect with Gwen: Website: http://www.thegwenalexander.com…
 
In the 8th and final part of The Visceral Voice’s “Consider Your SELF” series, Christine and Kimberly have a conversation with their guest Rhona Vega. Highly motivated and a tremendous resource for parents and students, Rhona Vega has amassed years of experience in finding resources for students that increase their knowledge, skills, and marketabil…
 
There may come a point after your lupus diagnoses you may not be able to work. What do you do for money if you are in this situation? In today’s episode, Gwen shares how the process of applying for disability works and what you need to know to get approved. This part one of a two part series. Get the book “Living Life with Lupus” on Amazon: Living …
 
In Part 7 of the The Visceral Voice’s “Consider Your SELF” series, Christine and Kimberly have a conversation with their guest Dr. Alisa Hurwitz. Dr. Alisa Hurwitz is a clinical psychologist at The Counseling Center of New England and on the Transgender Clinic Team at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Hurwitz applies her professional knowledg…
 
Frustration! Does your body tense up just reading that word? In today’s episode, Gwen shares the different layers of frustration and how you could be using food to eat your way through frustration. Get Your Merch and Resources https://www.thegwenalexander.com/the-online-store How to Connect with Gwen: Website: http://www.thegwenalexander.com Email:…
 
In Part 6 of the The Visceral Voice’s “Consider Your SELF” series, Christine and Kimberly have a conversation with their guest Nicole Guberman, MNLP, MHt, MTT, MSC, EFT. Listen as Nicole walks Kimberly through the process of creating an Achievable Outcome using NLP techniques. Make sure to take in the entire conversation to hear a special exclusive…
 
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