The Fiercely Awakening Podcast
Episode 31: Conversation with Dr. Dustin McIver on the Innate Intelligence of the Human Body & Owning Your Health

Episode 31: Conversation with Dr. Dustin McIver on the Innate Intelligence of the Human Body & Owning Your Health

March 26, 2021

In today’s episode, I had the honor of sitting down to chat with Dr. Dustin McIver. This conversation is truly full of passion for the capacity of the human body.

We go many places in this conversation — but it all comes back to this: Do you know the magic that is possible when we show up for what the body is asking for and move the obstacles out of its way?

 

More About Dr. McIver

Dr. McIver is a husband, father, and an artful chiropractor at Northside Chiropractic. After obtaining his degree in Biomedical Science at Grand Valley State University, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Life University where he earned his doctorate in Chiropractic.

Dr. McIver is passionate about the advancement of the chiropractic profession and furthering the art of adjustment. He trains extensively with Kairos Training Culture, one of the leading groups within the profession, to advance the level of artistry and competency of the chiropractor. Every patient deserves the best and it is important to always be training to be able to deliver the best. His knowledge of the body and the role interference plays in the systems has given him an unusual perspective on health that he shares with all of his patients.

It's time to dive in and get to the root of problems and feel empowered that your body is a self-maintaining-self healing organism that is capable of amazing things. Dr. McIver wants to help every patient realize this greatness and become the best version of themselves. Vibrating and resonating at a frequency that will change the world! 

Click to visit Dr. McIver's website or visit his Facebook page.

 

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Join my private Facebook group Love Yourself Fiercely.

 

Episode 30: Conversation with Hillary Spendow on Stress, Staying Curious & the Healing Journey

Episode 30: Conversation with Hillary Spendow on Stress, Staying Curious & the Healing Journey

March 19, 2021

In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of sitting down with the amazing Hillary Spendow. We talk about stress, adrenals, liver health, coffee and so much more.

My favorite part of the conversation is our collective passion for staying curious and enjoying every bit of the ride.

 

Meet Hillary

Hillary is a natural health educator and studied at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education where she and Tonya met.

She started her natural health and intentional healing journey when a spinal cord injury (now lovingly called a spinal cord healing) became a part of her life and initially left her paralyzed in August of 2013. Looking for more than what allopathic medicine had to offer, she knew she had to start seeing her healing journey wholly, not just as a rehabilitation of the physical body.

She’s dedicated to digging for root causes and peeling back healing challenges collected over a lifetime. She has never looked back and is inspired to hold space for change, hope and healing in others.

When she’s not studying or reading up on all things natural health and spiritual/emotional healing, you’ll find her walking her neighborhood and moving her body any way she can, co-creating delicious and nourishing meals with her husband, or soaking up time with friends and family!

 

Want to continue the conversation?

Join my private Facebook group Love Yourself Fiercely. where you can also catch the replay of my latest masterclass, Totality! It's worth every second of your time.

Also, Harmonize Her starts soon! If you love this podcast you will love this program!

xoxo

 

Episode 29: Conversation about Compromise, Breadcrumbs, Productivity, Sleep & More

Episode 29: Conversation about Compromise, Breadcrumbs, Productivity, Sleep & More

March 12, 2021

In this episode, I get really casual!

I kick it off with a little story time about compromise and what it looks like when doors close. Then we take a turn and talk about productivity, stress, sleep and so much more.

Join me for a joy-ride chat.

 

Want to continue the conversation?

Join my private Facebook group Love Yourself Fiercely. where you can also catch the replay of my latest masterclass, Totality! It's worth every second of your time.

Toward the end, I give you more details on my next program, Harmonize Her

xoxo

 

Episode 28: Activating Desire

Episode 28: Activating Desire

March 5, 2021

In this episode, we sit with Desire. I ask you the question that I ask myself on the daily, “What is it that you really want?”

The number one reason people don’t get what they want is because they don’t know what they want! This is why Desire is so important. 

When you work with Desire, you co-create a life that you’re in love with, and you live it so much more intentionally. 

You get to have what you want. But you first need to claim what you want.

 

Want to continue the conversation?

Join my private Facebook group Love Yourself Fiercely.

Be sure to join before March 11! That's when I'll be going live for my free class, "Totality."

I'll see you there!

 

Interview With Dr. Melonie on All Things Birth, Babies & Breastfeeding

Interview With Dr. Melonie on All Things Birth, Babies & Breastfeeding

February 26, 2021

In this episode, I had the honor to sit down with Dr. Melonie and just have a real, raw and open conversation about birth, breastfeeding and all the things in between.

We each share a little bit about our personal struggles as new mamas and how — in really big ways — they shaped how we serve.

 

Meet Dr. Melonie

Dr. Melonie Schoenherr is a Prenatal, Pediatric and Family Chiropractor, as well as a lactation consultant, wife and mama. After all of these years of trying to figure everything out, well, she’s still trying to figure everything out!

In all seriousness though, defining who you truly want to be and who you want to help in your career and profession may not be revealed to you until you go through some rough waters yourself! After four miscarriages, an "unneccessarean," and her son egressing in, which all led to her journey with her daughter, she can definitely say that she redefined what it means to be a “prenatal, pediatric and family chiropractor.”

Dr. Melonie's favorite mamas to work with are the mamas who have been beat up by the infertility train, hit by the bad-birth dump truck and then drug alongside the struggle bus . . . (So basically every veteran mom out there!)

Her new baby, aka her online course, “Baby’s Beautiful Beginning,” is the culmination of mommin’ through the eyes of neurologically based chiro who focuses on tone and relaxing babies through cranial sacral work while combining her lactation expertise by addressing the underlying cause of baby’s latch issues. Her main focus is to have a system that a mom can implement to her own unique situation, instead of changing mom and baby to fit into a system that was never made for them in the first place.

Dr. Melonie lives in Michigan with her husband Dan and their two beautiful children, and she practices as a solo practitioner at Spine, Body and Mind Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

 

More on Body Talk

There have been SIGNS. 

Major SIGNS right in front of you all along, pointing to why your health is the way it is. Why you feel the way you do. Indicators of what might be happening on the inside. 

But no one taught you how to read them. 

So instead of feeling in love with your body, you may have felt cheated or let down. 

Like… your body failed you. 

But what if the total opposite was true?

What if your body loves you SO big that all along it’s been trying to get your attention. 

First subtly. 

Then more loudly. 

Because it loves YOU SO BIG.

When you learn the language of your body, it feels a lot like falling in love…. 

And isn’t it time… 

For you to fall in LOVE with the extraordinary human body you’ve been given?

Our first class is ready and waiting for you!

Join Body Talk Today!

 

Episode 26: Upgrading the Way You Think About Self-Care

Episode 26: Upgrading the Way You Think About Self-Care

February 19, 2021

In today’s episode, I’m talking about the hundreds of possibilities in front of you each and every day to upgrade your self-care. You may feel that you don’t have time, but what if this is the way to have more time? 

More on my upcoming program, Body Talk: 
There have been SIGNS. 

Major SIGNS right in front of you all along, pointing to why your health is the way it is. Why you feel the way you do. Indicators of what might be happening on the inside. 

But no one taught you how to read them. 

So instead of feeling in love with your body, you may have felt cheated or let down. 

Like… your body failed you. 

But what if the total opposite was true?

What if your body loves you SO big that all along it’s been trying to get your attention. 

First subtly. 

Then more loudly. 

Because it loves YOU SO BIG.

When you learn the language of your body, it feels a lot like falling in love…. 

And isn’t it time… 

For you to fall in LOVE with the extraordinary human body you’ve been given?

We start next week! 

Join Body Talk Today!

Episode 25: A FEM Story - Interview with Laurel

Episode 25: A FEM Story - Interview with Laurel

December 3, 2020

It was almost two years ago that I found myself on the other end of the phone with Laurel for the first time.

I had just posted about Fiercely Empowered Mama in a local natural parenting group, and she was curious about joining. But she was just learning of me and my work and was rightfully a little skeptical.

I told her about the course, the movement and the community, and I invited her to join.

She said she needed to think about it.

At the time, she had a 6-month-old and some familiarity with natural health, but it was one of those situations where she had no idea what she didn’t yet know.

The day after our call, she took the leap of faith, trusted her intuition and signed up for FEM.

Then her transformation began.

Since then, Laurel’s personal healing has accelerated (truly in leaps and bounds), she’s grown immense confidence in raising her little one using only natural remedies, she’s committed to nourishment, and she now muscle tests mini-programs for herself and family members to support them through a variety of symptoms / communications.

When she first joined FEM, she was aware that natural remedies could be helpful for acute symptoms (like a cold) but had no idea that healing was more than possible for the tougher chronic or more intense situations.

She went from kinda sorta knowing a few things to a full-blown believer — embodying this lifestyle.

She now has a trust in natural healing.

She now understands the human body and its many communications.

She now understands the healing process.

She is awake to her power as the natural healer of her home.

She is a Fiercely Empowered Mama.

And because of her YES, she is changing the way her family and friends heal and nourish their bodies.

This is exactly what is possible for you.

The difference YOU can make with this knowledge is HUGE.

Take a listen to Laurel's FEM story, and then visit the Fiercely Empowered Mama page to learn how this could be you, too.

 

Episode 24: Conversation with Sara Demick on Health Freedoms and the Fiercely Empowered Mama Experience

Episode 24: Conversation with Sara Demick on Health Freedoms and the Fiercely Empowered Mama Experience

November 27, 2020
In today’s episode, I had the honor of sitting down with Sara Demick, who's a Fiercely Empowered Mama and the Michigan for Vaccine Choice Board Communications Director and board member. 
 
This time, she was the one asking ME the questions. During over conversation I shared with her how I got started on this journey, why I created Fiercely Empowered Mama and what this course is all about.
 
Sara also shared why she said YES to FEM and the big wins she’s had along the way. 
 
Really cool opportunity for those of you who live in Michigan: When you renew your 2021 MVC Membership, you'll be entered to win a scholarship to FEM. YES! One person will be getting a free membership in the Fiercely Empowered Mama course!
 
If you’re not in Michigan, I encourage you to get to know the organizations in your backyard who are working hard to protect your health freedoms. 
 
To become a 2021 MVC member and be entered into the contest (you must become a member or renew your membership by this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020), visit this page.
 
And you can learn more about Fiercely Empowered Mama right here.
 
Episode 23: Is Your Parenting Working Right Now?

Episode 23: Is Your Parenting Working Right Now?

November 20, 2020

Join me as I sit down with author, public speaker and Parenting Coach Robbin McManne. Robbin is certified through the Jai Institute for Parenting and has worked with a wide variety of parents from Canada, The United States, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

In this episode, Robbin gives it to us straight. She talks about how to deal with disrespect, bad behavior and kids who don’t listen.

If you’re a mama or you work one-on-one with kids, this one is for you.

Like so many, Robbin struggled for years because she wasn’t the parent she wanted to be. The more frustrated she got, the unhappier she felt. She knew what she was doing wasn't working and that there must be a better way.

Through searching for answers, Robbin found the Conscious Parenting community. She discovered how she could connect with her kids, and through this connection, she found herself, she found joy, and she found her life’s work...but most importantly, she found connection with the people she loves the most on this earth, her two boys!

 

You're Invited: Mama's Fast Track to Healing & Raising Kiddos Naturally Is Open!

You are a natural-born healer. Your commitment to your home and family means that you can sense — far better than anyone else — when something is a little off with your kiddo and how they're feeling on the day-to-day.

But what comes next? How do you know which step to take?

Over the next few weeks, in my free private Facebook group Mama’s Fast Track to Raising and Healing Kiddos Naturally, I'll be helping you move from feeling overwhelmed to completely confident in understanding true healing and what it really takes to raise resilient children.

If you're a mom, grandma, auntie or woman in the healing field who wishes to completely transform the way you think about children’s health, this is for YOU.

No matter the story, the journey to healing (or achieving longevity) is always the same.

If you haven't requested to join the group yet, do it today and invite your friends! You don't want to miss this power-packed live class series experience.

AND we'll be hearing more from Robbin in the group!

 

Episode 22: Your Dog’s Health Depends on YOU More than Ever

Episode 22: Your Dog’s Health Depends on YOU More than Ever

November 13, 2020

Is your dog trying to tell you that something is off? Are you listening?

Just 50 years ago, 1 in 100 dogs got cancer. This year, 1 in 1.65 dogs​ will be diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer is currently the leading cause of death in dogs (excluding euthanasia by humans for various reasons). Skin disease is the leading reason for elected euthanasia and why people often surrender dogs to shelters.

These dogs are literally living with debilitating chronic dis-ease their entire lives and — much worse — they're living in the torment of their own skin.

As with humans, chronic dis-ease for dogs is really a state of imbalance. And it begins with symptoms… UTIs, diarrhea, itchiness, ear infections, yeast overgrowth and anal gland issues are all an effort to say, “Hey, I’m out of balance!”

When we simply “treat” or suppress the symptoms with drugs, the issues don’t go away. In fact, this only pushes them deeper down in the tissues and creates a much bigger problem for the dog in the future.

Except for in the case of true emergency, when your dog communicates with you by showing a symptom, always seek ways to help your dog heal using natural modalities.

The pet health crisis is real. Our pets can’t protect themselves — so it’s up to us to help them achieve balance in a toxic world. And it’s time for us to include our four-legged loved ones on our quest to living a more nourished life.

In this episode, let’s take a look at some ways to get your dog started on the journey to real preventative care and root-cause healing. Afterward, head over to my Facebook group, Love Yourself Fiercely, and let's continue the conversation.

 

You're Invited: Mama's Fast Track to Healing & Raising Kiddos Naturally Is Open!

You are a natural-born healer. Your commitment to your home and family means that you can sense — far better than anyone else — when something is a little off with your kiddo and how they're feeling on the day-to-day.

But what comes next? How do you know which step to take?

Over the next few weeks, in my free private Facebook group Mama’s Fast Track to Raising and Healing Kiddos Naturally, I'll be helping you move from feeling overwhelmed to completely confident in understanding true healing and what it really takes to raise resilient children.

If you're a mom, grandma, auntie or woman in the healing field who wishes to completely transform the way you think about children’s health, this is for YOU.

No matter the story, the journey to healing (or achieving longevity) is always the same.

If you haven't requested to join the group yet, do it today and invite your friends! You don't want to miss this power-packed live class series experience.

 

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