The Waking The Wild Show

This week's show is with Dr. Phillip Carson. Dr. Phil Carson knows how to help people get the most out of their life by working together with them to uncover the root cause of their health issues.

Too many people are living as prisoners in their own bodies, held captive by bad habits that have drained them of their livelihood and sentenced them to a premature death. These harsh realities are what have kept Dr. Phil passionate about practicing pharmacy since 1985.

Dr. Phil is all about improving his patient’s quality of life and encouraging everyone he comes in contact with to live healthier lives and transform their overall health into a blessing, not a burden.

In this show we spoke about gut health... What do we mean by gut or digestive health, why is it important and how do we go about creating it?

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • It’s so important to slow down and let your body do what it's designed to. We make it hard to be healthy simply by getting in the way of what our bodies can do quite naturally and easily.
  • The foods we eat are extremely important to digestive health. We need live, raw foods for enzymes and fibre.
  • Drink more water! Cut your body weight (in pounds) in half and drink that in ounces.
  • We need probiotics - if you're not getting them via diet - from consuming things like kombucha and fermented veggies - then it's vital to take a probiotic supplement.
Direct download: Phillip_Carson_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

This show is with Kim Kaase. As a professional business coach, consultant and transformational trainer she supports her clients by working with them to craft a clear personal vision while creating results that are important to them. She uses her background as a designer to creatively solve problems and approach challenges as a coach from a very unique perspective. 

Kim's experience in creating breakthrough sales results as well as executing company vision and goals melds perfectly with her coaching career. As a dealer principal, Kim led sales and sales support teams to grow the dealership from $14mm in 2003 to $38mm in just 4 years while industry trends were going in the opposite direction.

Kim graduated from the University of Houston in 1990 with a BFA in Interior Design and a certification in Transformative Coaching. Her career has included work with a vast array of professional services firms and successful entrepreneurs.. She is the Principal at her firm, LEAP Business Coaching. In her free time she enjoys transformational work, bird watching, cooking and creating memories with her son, Rex. Kim’s vision includes creating a world where everyone leads lives that they absolutely love!

In this show we talked about Kim's recent divorce and how what she learned from it has inspired her to help others who are trying to figure out whether to stay in their relationship. In essence, we explored the question: Is divorce the answer?

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • A lot of relationship guidance out there is about analysing your marriage issues or about how to make it work - not addressing the question of whether divorcing is actually the answer.
  • Whilst we might not want the responsibility of making a big decision, the question of whether to stay in a marriage or divorce is something is we can only answer the question for ourselves. Be clear WHY you're getting counselling or coaching.
  • The inner voice that spoke when Kim felt quiet and settled down was giving the answer all along. Kim realised that intuition and insights don't always have to be what we might describe as 'positive'.
  • Ask yourself "What do I want?" That can be a challenge because the answer can make us feel selfish or guilty but understanding what you want can be revealing and helpful.
  • What if I don't know what my intuition is telling me? Kim said: be patient, just give it some space and time.
Direct download: Kim_Kasse_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

This week's show is with Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Darcia publishes extensively on moral development and education. Author or editor of 13 books, her most recent authored books include Embodied Morality: Protectionism, Engagement and Imagination, and Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, which won the William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education. She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today (“Moral Landscapes”).

Her academic scholarship has moved from work on nonconscious moral rationality, to moral character education in the schools, to the neurobiology of moral development, to the study of evolved parenting practices, and the study of small-band hunter-gatherers who represent the type of society in which humans evolved.

All this comes together in a moral developmental systems theory that emphasizes the ongoing epigenetic plasticity of how we develop our humanity and our morality. We are co-constructed by our families and our experiences. Ultimately, Darcia's concerns are for developmental optimization and fulfilling human potential—actionable communal imagination.

In this show we spoke about Darcia's studies around the best environment and practices for raising children.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Natural childbirth - keeping the mother and baby together, low lighting, and a calm environment - provides both mothers and babies with the best start.
  • The baby should really be in the womb for another 18 months in terms of its development compared to other mammals. We can support babies in this crucial time of development through providing a calm, loving environment and responding quickly to their cries. This means lots of positive touch (nearly constant carrying and cuddling) meeting a baby’s needs before they get upset and their brain is flooded with stress hormones.
  • Breastfeeding is important until at least 2 years, ideally to 5 years. Breast milk provides the foundation to children's immune system.
  • Children benefit from being cared for by multiple adults - people who love and care for the child in addition to the mother and father and who can help create a positive social environment for the child.
  • Play is crucial! Children need lots of play with playmates of all ages. Studies show that children who don’t play enough are more likely to have mental health issues. We can’t go back and do those early years of parenting again but we can all start playing more now!
Direct download: Darcia_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

This show is with Elaine Hilides. Elaine has been working with the principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought since 2009 as a Wellbeing Coach and is also an author, international speaker and a Diet, Nutrition and Raw Food Advisor.  Elaine has a no.1 book on Amazon Kindle, ‘MindFullness: The No-Diet Diet’ and has two courses on Udemy on food and diet.

Elaine’s approach is a revolutionary step away from the usual world of diets and self-denial and it’s very, very effective – she’s helped hundreds of people to lose weight and go on to live healthier, happier lives.

In this show we spoke about food addiction… Elaine has worked with people around diet and food issues for over a decade and has had many clients tell her that they are addicted to food – usually the kind that’s loaded with refined sugar, trans fat and salt.  Sounds familiar? Let’s look at the real reason that these addictions happen and what you can do to overcome them.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • The excess of refined foods that we’re surrounded with is not what the human animal evolved with. And to make things worse: those foods are designed to be addictive.
  • The way that many foods are they’re marketed is based on the feeling that the ad is saying that the food will give us.
  • It’s not the actual food that we’re addicted to – if it was then we would all crave the same things – we would all overeat crisps or chocolate or whatever.
  • The real reason we are drawn to certain foods is because of a need that isn’t being met – maybe a desire to feel rewarded or to feel cared for.
  • Elaine suggests replacing the food that you’re feeling addicted to with a more nutritious alternative, such as frozen grapes or air-popped popcorn or a less refined version such as dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
Direct download: Elaine_mixdown_2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:28am EDT