Healthy Lifestyle Podcast TTT Season 4 Stephanie Ladouceur Well-being

Season 4 Episode 9:   Stephanie Ladouceur on Staying the Course

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Thank you for listening in.

We live in a world that demands our time and energy.  These are precious and scarce resources.  There is only so much time and we have only so much energy.   Time to check in with my wellness coach, Stephanie from Bold Moves, for an energy boast and a great conversation on coaching for health and fitness.

So put the kettle on and add to our discussion on Tea Toast & Trivia.  I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Thank you for joining Stephanie and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.  A special shout-out to Stephanie who keeps me focused and inspired by her dedication and enthusiasm for health and fitness.

One last thought comes from Winnie-the-Pooh: “A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Until next time, dear friends, keep safe and be well!

Stephanie Ladouceur on Staying the Course Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

15 replies on “Season 4 Episode 9:   Stephanie Ladouceur on Staying the Course”

I very much enjoyed your conversation with Stephanie about health and exercises and I completely agree that doing something for ourselves is very positive for body and soul. I also think that if we like doing something it becomes a habit and after some time we won’t miss it anymore, the same happens with reading or learning other things! Many thanks, Rebecca and Stephanie for this encouraging conversation:)

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I am delighted that you joined Stephanie and me in health and wellness. I especially appreciated your use of the word “soul.” We forget that wellness has many facets besides physical health. I have been very interested in how habits are formed and how long it takes to form a new habit. Another research project for me to pursue. I continue to learn and learn and learn!! Sending hugs your way.

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Extraordinary and encouraging conversation. Finally, I have heard positive and happy words about exercising! ! Often, after reading or discussing exercise, I feel that I lack the qualities or determination to succeed in any exercise program. These few minutes have changed my mind! ! The smile and positive face when she speaks make the whole conversation happy and positive! It has become obvious that I can do my exercises right in my own suite and that I do not have to find a way for someone to take me to an “exercise place”. I can see that Stephanie would be a great wellness coach, I will keep her positive words on file, so I can listen when I need a little encouragement! She is able to organize and set aside time for her children and husband, certainly I can find time for my family, friends and my little projects. Thank you Rebecca and Stephanie for this positive time with you both! |!

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Very wise words and upbeat advice from Stephanie! Carving out time for exercise (and relaxation) each day is indeed so important. And, yes, if one works virtually, the commuting time saved can be a real help in finding time to do that exercise. Thank you, Rebecca, for featuring another interesting guest!

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Yes for exercising as a treat to enjoy instead of an obligation in our to-do list!
I started valuing walking as an activity on itself when I became aware of the relationship between mind and body: When one is uncomfortable and difficult to manage, you can work on the other to find some balance in between. When your body aches, you know that calming your mind helps.. But when your mind is “stuck on a loop”, giving your body something to do is surprisingly effective. Specially doing something repetitive, not too challenging but mobilizing at the same time such as walking.

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My dear friend, Graciela, how wonderful to read your comments. I agree wholeheartedly – “when you body aches, you know that calming your mind helps.” The connection between mind and body is strong and when there is balance we feel in sync with ourselves as well as the world around us. Over the past couple of years, I have found that when I exercise – especially when I walk – it is also a time when I can reflect. Just recently, I was reading about walking meditation. I continue to learn and learn and learn. Thank you for inspiring my journey!!! Sending hugs!

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This was a pleasure to listen to, Rebecca and Stephanie.

Working from home always seemed like an easier path, but it could be a trap. I remember working longer hours and thinking about work more often when I worked at home. Setting aside time for yourself sounds like a great idea.

“Health and wellness should not be something that you dread.” <- That is so simple and yet so important.


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Dan – I know exactly what your mean about being in a trap that takes work beyond the usual workday. I remember thinking that I am working longer hours because I am allowing my mind to continue problem solving work issues. I found that walking back and forth from the office with an audiobook offered that space to reflect and anticipate an evening with family and working on personal project. I just heard of the term “walking meditation” which seems to work for me. Many thanks for listening in and for your comments. Very much appreciated.

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I always enjoy your podcasts, Rebecca. It was always easier for me to break with work when I had a 25-minute drive home. I might still think about a work issue once home, the best I could do was email myself a few thoughts. I do remember, multiple times, solving a problem very early and getting up and going to work early, though. It would have been easier if work was across the room. 🙂

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