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Itinerary It is said that habits are permanent after 90 days of consecutive action, while a lifestyle is created after 200 days of consecutive subconscious action. Habits are a medium for us to measure the progress of the action steps we take towards achieving our goals. As the months go by, our resolutions to make changes this year become solidified as we focus on what habitual changes we need to make to become the person that LIVES with the goals that we wish to accomplish. The steps to get to our destination goal is akin to the steps needed to have a great time on vacation! Some people require planning to visit all the historical landmarks they want to see in Europe, others play it by ear. What are my destinations? In my early twenties, I was the person that wanted to have the least amount of stress when going on vacations. No plan, just some funds and be able to relax. At the end of my trips, I was always regretful about the lack of action to see historical places that may not be there tomorrow. As I got older, I began to divulge in my interests on historical venues and wanted to start seeing as many destinations as I can without making a vacation stressful. The amount of planning required to get to the destinations I want to, is the same amount of planning needed to reach your goals! I like to keep things simple, I first identify my goal(destination). Then I break down the steps from that goal, to see what steps I need to get to that goal. For example, if I wanted to get to the Eiffel Tower in by the end of the year, my steps would be made backwards. Arrive at the Eiffel tower Train to Paris, France Figure out when, where, and how much Take a plane to London, Great Britain Figure out how I’m going to pay for that, when to take off, how many days of travel will I be needing Start saving money TODAY! What percentage of my paycheck do I need to save in order to make $1000 for travel costs, room and board, and food. Figure out what changes to my routine do I need to do in order for me to be able to save Figure out what I CANNOT change Bills, rainy day fund savings, devoted study time. Eat

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting all about how to audit your life so you can save time, money, and unnecessary stress. Also, listen to the end to hear an important announcement. In this episode, you’ll hear: Rachel’s experience with mattress shopping + Dr. Shea’s recommendations How to be congruent with your time Auditing your life- money, time, tasks, values & attributes Looking at your life objectively in order to delegate tasks Seasonal shifts & why we are taking time to slow down and reflect Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

Do you want to progress in your happiness, health, and all-around live better? It all starts from giving kindness to yourself and others. We’re all well aware of the Golden Rule, introduced to us before we even began schooling- treat others the way you would like to be treated. In other words: be kind. What exactly is kindness, though? Why is kindness so important? Kindness is what allows us to have compassion and empathy for others as well as ourselves. It helps us with the ability to relate to people and build positive relationships, and expands our socialization skills. Kindness also has the ability to make us healthier. How, though? Ancient Chinese philosophy and medical texts used for millennia describe how specific organs are related to emotions and emotional activities, such as anxiety to the lungs and anger to the liver. The organ for joy is the heart, and Huangdi Neijing, the Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor or Esoteric Scripture of the Yellow Emperor, describes further. To quote, “The five yin-organs of the human body produce five kinds of essential qi, which bring forth joy, anger, grief, worry, and fear.” Essentially, these five “yin-organs” are the basis of our health, and our emotions directly impact their condition. In fact, our emotions are a large contender to disease; when they overpower us they can cause serious injury to organs. That is not to say that emotions are bad- emotions felt within healthy, normal limits are, well, normal. It is when emotions stretch beyond simple stimuli to external factors that they may overcome a person’s wellbeing and cost them their health. Back to our original question, though: how exactly does kindness play into all of this? By being kind to ourselves and others, we unlock a way of understanding our emotional limits and, most importantly, the significance of gratitude. Rather than giving your entire focus to ways to uplift your own anxieties, pay attention to wishing others well in equal amounts. Try your best to be thankful for what you have, such as food, shelter, and loved ones- I know from personal experience how hard it is to do this, and it is even worse when a neurotypical tells you to, “just stop being depressed!” I will say though, overthinking is the root cause to many of my own problems, as well as my peers who suffer from similar conditions. Taking a step back and acknowledging what we have

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re chatting all about the concept of assets vs. liabilities when it comes to your relationships and habits. In this episode, you’ll hear: - An explanation of the difference between assets and liabilities + what this means for your relationships - How others in your life influence your lifestyle and habits - How friendships and relationships can be seasonal or end as life changes - How to handle a relationship that has become a liability Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re talking all about spine health, the 4thcomponent of our foundations of a healthy human series. In this episode, you’ll hear: The anatomy and physiology of your spine Vibrant health vs. aesthetic health What healthy posture looks like How to care for your spine Poor posture habits over the long term What to do if you’ve had trauma to your spine Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re talking all about the 3rd component of our 4-part series on foundational health principles and today’s topic is all about stressors and how to improve our thoughts and beliefs. In this episode, you’ll hear: Stress on a cellular, environmental and personal level and where it comes from How chronic stress leads to chronic disease Neuroplasticity- what is it? How your brain responds to stress How to reframe your thoughts Why our thoughts & beliefs should match our values Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re getting nerdy and talking all about the science behind why movement is so crucial for a healthy human. In this episode, you’ll learn: The 7 types of movement How your cell health determines your health Movement from a genetic perspective Micro vs. macro movement and why we need both How movement helps the body heal and gain homeostasis What happens when we don’t move- is sitting the new smoking? Why spinal hygiene is so important in your movement routine Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we are chatting all about how to eat. Rachel gives her opinions on the most recent fad diets and shares her pearls of wisdom on creating a healthy and sustainable relationship with food. If you’re looking for a mini crash course on what and how to eat, this episode is for you In this episode, you’ll hear: - Our recommendations for eating a healthy diet - Avoiding foods that trigger negative habits - Dealing with the “blood sugar roller coaster” - Finding the right “diet” or way of eating for you - Emotional hunger- what is it? - How to be a mindful eater Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re talking all about procrastination, why we do it and how to stop this annoying habit from controlling your health and happiness.  If you’re a chronic procrastinator, don’t put off listening to this episode! In this episode, you’ll hear: How perfectionism is intertwined with procrastination Thinking big picture and getting clear with your end goal How to reframe your thinking Why knowing yourself and your habits is imperative for task completion Why you should start now- your power is in the present Identifying the thoughts and emotions behind your procrastination Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife

On today’s episode of The Aligned Life Podcast, we’re celebrating our 100th episode! We reflect over the last (almost) 2 years and discuss how the podcast has changed since we first got started. A big thank you to our listeners who have supported the show with weekly downloads, reviews and sharing with friends & loved ones. We also explore the topic of organic growth and how to empower other’s to create change within themselves. In this episode, you’ll hear: - What it took to get to episode 100. - What the motivation was for the podcast - Organic growth- helping other people find the inspiration within themselves - How to get people to buy into the bigger picture - Creating and following through with systems for change Work with us: Interested in one on one health coaching with Rachel? Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation with Rachel -Sheanutrition@gmail.com Schedule a consult with Dr. Shea: Alignedlifewell@gmail.com Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @alignedlifewellness For more information about Dr. Devin Shea and Rachel Freeman, please visit alignedlifewellness.com If you have any questions that you would like answered in future podcast episodes, please email Alignedlifemedia@gmail.com If you like this episode, please leave a rating, review and don’t forget to subscribe. Share with a loved one who you think could benefit from this information! Affiliates & Discount Codes: Get 25% off your first Thrive Market order here! Get $10 off your first Imperfect Produce Box here! Check out our friends at Paleo Treats at Paleotreats.com/alignedlife