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THE BRAVE ENOUGH SHOW

A Podcast by Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

 

Dr. Sasha Shillcutt interviews change-makers, leaders, influencers, and overcomers on this show to elevate your spirit and encourage you to define success on YOUR terms.

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Season 12: 
Stressed to the Max

Highlights from Brave Enough 2023

Season 12 Episode 1: January 5, 2024 

In this episode of the Brave Enough Show, we share stories and highlights from the 2023 Brave Enough Conference!

Enjoy these stories from women in the Brave Enough community and make sure you join us in 2024!

Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm

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DeStressing in the New Year: 3 Steps to Remove Stress

Season 12 Episode 2: January 12, 2024 

In this episode, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt shares three easy steps for us to have less stress in our lives in the upcoming year. Stress seems to be the “norm” in our lives, and it can have deleterious effects on our health, on our relationships, and our productivity.  

  • How to do a quick stress self-assessment 
  • Physiological symptoms of stress 
  • Acute stress vs. Chronic stress 
  • The power of the “Instant No” 
  • Simple ways to schedule a recharge  

Quotes:

"We, as women, are conditioned to live in a constant state of stress. We take on the responsibilities of everyone around us which results in chronic stress, and can lead to serious health issues that we ignore.” Dr. Sasha Shillcutt 

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The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.

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Breaking "Norms" As Leaders to Overcome Stress and Burnout

Season 12 Episode 3: January 19, 2024 

In this episode, Dr. Sasha talks with leadership gurus Michelle Troseth and Dr. Tracy Christopherson to discuss  

  • Unhealthy Leadership Norms that Hold us Back 
  • Breaking up with the “Us vs. Them” Mentality 
  • The difference between Doing and Being 
  • How Culture work is KEY to stress relief in the workplace 

Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth are co-founders of MissingLogic®. The core of their work is to help leaders to overcome leadership norms that cause suffering, achieve work life balance, create healthy work cultures and environments by leveraging Polarity Intelligence™. Tracy and Michelle are co-authors of the book Polarity Intelligence: The Missing Logic in Leadership and co-hosts of The TRU Leader Podcast (previously known as Healthcare’s Missing Logic Podcast). The dynamic duo is known for helping leaders balance leading and living so they can be TRU leaders—thriving, resilient, and unstoppable. 

Quotes:

“All change starts inside. You can’t change external environments without first changing yourself internally.” 

“Many problems leaders struggle with are not actually problems – they are polarities, and understanding the difference is key to being a good leader.” 

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The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.

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How Stress Affects our Weight and What to Do about It

Season 12 Episode 4: January 26, 2024 

In this episode, Dr. Sasha talks with Dr. Ali Novitsky to discuss

  • Stress and Sleep and the Negative Feedback of Weight Gain
  • Emotional Regulation and Walking
  • How 5000 steps a day can change your life
  • How to understand your genetic stress response 

Ali Novitsky, MD is the CEO and founder of The FIT CollectiveTM, www.thefitcollective.com. She is Triple Board Certified in Obesity Medicine, Pediatrics, and Neonatology. She is also a Certified Master Coach, Nutrition and Fitness Expert, International Speaker and Fitness Trainer, Blogger, and Host of The Podcast “Fit Woman CollectiveTM”.  

Ali attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric residency and Neonatal Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson/AI duPont Hospital for Children. She completed her coach training at The Life Coach School and her master coach training at The Coach Firm.  

Ali helps high performing women to achieve optimal health by optimizing their unique potential with simple strategies backed by science. Ali also offers CME coaching programs designed for women physicians. Her programs are ever evolving and currently include Fit Woman CollectiveTM, Transform®, and Transform® Energy.  

Ali has a trademarked nutrition program called Mindful Macros® where she combines an intuitive and gentle nutrition approach to achieve optimal health results. Ali is married to her medical school sweetheart, Mark, who is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and co- founder of The Fit CollectiveTM. Together, they leverage neuroscience to help their clients achieve sustainable health results.

Quotes:

“Collecting data allows people to start being honest with themselves and also decreases a large amount of stress as you move toward understanding your optimal health.” - Dr. Ali Novitsky

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Transform

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Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm

The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.

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Stress Triggers: What Are Mine, and How Can I Know?

Season 12 Episode 5: February 2, 2024 

Do you know your specific stress triggers? Do you ever find certain people, or places, stress you and you are not sure why? In this episode, I share my simple strategies to recognize your own specific stress triggers and how to identify, avoid and control your response to them. I chat about: 

  • How our core motivations shape our stress triggers 
  • The mental effects of stress 
  • How overcommitment is a red flag 
  • The power of LESS multi-tasking 
  • Simple ways to reset in a crisis 

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Brave Balance Masterclass

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Breathing Room: Time Management Skills for Busy Women

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Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm

The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.

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How Our Internal Thoughts Are Vital to De-Stressing

Season 12 Episode 6: February 9, 2024 

In this episode, Dr. Sasha talks with Rachael Gilbert to discuss:

  • How the Triangle Effect changes your behaviors
  • How exercise can decrease OR increase stress
  • What to do with a racing mind
  • How self-coaching and brain dumps work 

Rachael Gilbert, MMFT, is a wife, mom, trauma-informed therapist, owner of BBC Health, and podcast host of Real Talk with Rachael. She combines her clinical expertise and personal experience to help women overcome fear and insecurity to walk confidently in their God-given dreams. A frequent speaker and article writer, Rachael lives near Dallas with her husband Matt and their three children. www.rachaelgilbert.com 

Quotes:

“Your racing thoughts need an outlet or they will continue to cause stress. Don’t be afraid to do a brain dump by writing them out bullet style, or talk to a friend, or self-coach and talk them out.“ Rachael Gilbert

Episode Links: 

Brave Balance Masterclass

BE24 Conference

Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm

The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.

Follow Brave Enough:  

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How to Assess Stress in Your Life & Steps to Remove it - instantly

Season 12 Episode 7: February 16, 2024 

In this episode, Dr. Shillcutt and Dr. Tiger discuss: 

  • The most common symptoms of stress and which ones NOT to ignore 
  • Ways to combat both chronic and acute stress 
  • Easy breath work that may save your life 
  • How stress is our #1 Killer  

Robyn Tiger, MD, DipABLM is a double board-certified physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Lifestyle Medicine. As founder of the physician wellness practice, StressFreeMD, she uniquely combines her trainings in medicine, yoga therapy, meditation & life coaching to teach other physicians a whole person approach to elevate their overall health and happiness. Her innovative CME courses, coaching, presentations, retreats and podcast focus on the key topics of stress relief, nutrition, fitness, sleep and social connection for complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being, resilience and longevity.  

Dr. Tiger serves as lead faculty and subject matter expert in stress management for the Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine Board Review Manual, host of the StressFreeMD Podcast and Western Carolina Medical Society Healthy Healer Partner.  

When she’s not busy supporting her colleagues, Robyn can be found enjoying her own self-care through hiking, paddle boarding, meditating, yoga, playing with her dog, husband and kids in the mountains of Asheville, NC. 

Quotes:

“If you feel yourself moving farther away from yourself, it is likely from chronic stress and it is time to evaluate what is going on.” - Dr. Robyn Tiger  

“Stress is America’s number one killer.” - Dr. Robyn Tiger  

“Stress is the umbrella that our chronic symptoms call fall under and when we don’t feel ourselves, it is time for us to take a step back and evaluate.” - Dr. Robyn Tiger  

Episode Links: 

Brave Balance Masterclass

BE24 Conference

Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm

The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.

Follow Brave Enough:  

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