I need SLEEP!

December 15, 2020Newsletter

I NEED SLEEP! Do you need sleep? Are you EXHAUSTED? I don’t know about you, but I’m craving hibernation… Did you know: sleep is even more important than nutrition in terms of affecting longevity we humans are the only species that voluntarily deprive ourselves of sleep This week let’s focus on SLEEP!  Read on to … Read More

#65 I NEED SLEEP with biohacker & biotechnology scientist Oksana Andreiuk

December 14, 2020Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Sleep can help us be more effective communicators, improving our sociability, not to mention our immunity, hormonal regulation, mental health, and memory. Biohacker & biotechnology scientist Oksana Andreiuk shares how to get more sleep, including increasing our sleep opportunity beyond 8 hours, controlling our environment, ways to calm our minds, and more. Link to printable … Read More

Talk About OPTIMISM – blog

June 8, 2020Newsletter

On OPTIMISM and communicating POSITIVITY – There’s a lot to be gloomy about these days, isn’t there?  As one of my kids announced this week, “2020 is the worst year ever.  There’s Kobe, COVID-19, murder hornets, police brutality, looting….”  (This comes from a kid who hasn’t even seen that many years!) There’s no question that our collective … Read More

Feeling Inspired during COVID-19 – blog

April 28, 2020Newsletter

You’ll be inspired after reading this blog!  Read on to learn: How to rock it in ZOOM meetings Inspired COVID-19 projects undertaken by past Talk About Talk podcast guests ROCKING THE ZOOM A few of you asked me to share some ZOOM tips. Here are 5 Zoom pointers that stand out for me: 1️⃣ Use the MUTE Button … Read More

How to be SOCIAL at a distance blog

March 30, 2020Newsletter

How to be SOCIAL While Physically Distant Humans need social interaction.  You’ve probably heard that social support is correlated with longevity, right? Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, we all need to be social. Here are 5 ways you can be SOCIAL while physically distant: 1️⃣ Track your daily connections Every morning, update your list of the … Read More

Talk About… BIOHACKING to Boost Your Immunity!

March 23, 2020Newsletter

This week, I have a highly relevant ?podcast that I’m excited to share with you: BIOHACKING TIPS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY with Biohacker Oksana Andreiuk.  I met Oksana Andreiuk a few weeks ago at a networking event.  Yes, a networking event.  I took the advice that Sharon Mah-Gin shared with us in the NETWORKING episode ?and amongst other … Read More

#46 – BIOHACKING TIPS to Boost Your Immunity with biohacker Oksana Andreiuk

March 23, 2020Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

How about some biohacking tips to boost your immunity and to fight off viruses like Covid-19? Biohacker Oksana Andreiuk (M.Biotech) shares her advice on boosting your immunity through specific biohacks associated with sleep, nutrition and supplements, exercise, stress management, taking a cold shower, and intermittent fasting. Biohacking is modifying your internal and external environments to … Read More

Talk About… Social distance

March 17, 2020Newsletter

This week, let’s focus on SOCIALLY DISTANT COMMUNICATION. We’re working at home, school’s being taught online, and events are postponed until further notice.  As in: working from home effective video-conferencing thriving in a socially distant world being POSITIVE… (think Lori Ryerson, Italian balcony singers, and Zion Williamson!) We could use some POSITIVE, yes? Let’s do this! WORKING FROM … Read More

Talk About… Posture and Breathing

February 11, 2020Newsletter

Hello Talkers! This week, we focus on POSTURE and BREATHING, things that affect our nervous, circulatory, muscle and other systems, our stress levels, and our communication skills! Let’s do this! First – The PODCAST For this episode ?on posture and breathing, I interviewed Dr. Nadine Kelly.  Dr. Kelly, or Nadine, as she likes to be called, is a … Read More

#43 POSTURE & BREATHING with Dr. Nadine Kelly, YogiMD

February 10, 2020Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Proper posture and breathing can make us better communicators! Dr. Nadine Kelly (YogiMD) shares breathing and posture tips, relaxation techniques (deep breathing, alternate nostril breathing,  combining breathe with a mantra), differences between the parasympathetic (rest & digest) versus the sympathetic (fight or flight) phase, and why nasal breathing is healthier than mouth breathing.   Podcast: https://talkabouttalk.com/43-posture-breathing-with-dr-nadine-kelly-yogimd … Read More

Talk about… Our Mental Health

November 6, 2019Newsletter

It’s November!  I hope you enjoyed the extra daylight-savings hour last weekend!  ⏰ Did you have a chance to listen to last week’s podcast ?TALKING MONEY?  If yes, had you had any conversations with your parents or your partner or your children about money? Thanks to guest expert Kelly Harper for sharing her advice to make … Read More

#36 Talking YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH with Nicole German, founder of The Maddie Project

November 5, 2019Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Youth mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression are common. Nicole German, founder of The Maddie Project, shares her experience and thoughtful advice to parents, family members, coaches, teachers, anyone who interacts with youth.  We need to step-it-up with awareness, empathy, and advocacy. “Anything we can do is goodness.” Doing little things and doing … Read More

#27 POSITIVE SELF-TALK & the 3Es of WELLNESS with Tosca Reno

August 19, 2019Podcast Episodes

Positive self-talk can make you healthier, happier, and more successful! Tosca Reno, Eat Clean founder and master wellness coach shares her advice for positive self-talk, including the Three Es of Wellness (Eat Clean, Exercise and Emotional self-care), her rituals, her mantras, and even her tattoos! SHOWNOTES Contents Key Learnings References & Links Andrea’s Commentary Interview … Read More

Talk About…. SELF-TALK 3of3: Tattoos, Mantras & more!

August 19, 2019Newsletter

Here we are with the 3rd & final episode in our Talk About Talk ? series on SELF-TALK: (Self-Talk 1of3 Ep.25) – Two weeks ago, we focused on BUILDING RESILIENCE with Tosca Reno (Self-Talk 2of3 Ep.26) – Last week I summarized some research on SELF-TALK & 5 MINDSETS we should seek to adopt (Self-Talk 3of3 Ep.27) – This week, Tosca Reno is back with us, with POSITIVE SELF-TALK … Read More

Talk About… SELF-TALK 2of3: MINDSETS

August 14, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a chance to listen to episode #25: “BUILDING RESILIENCE: Sets & Reps – with Eat Clean founder & master wellness coach Tosca Reno! A few of you told me that you’ve read her books and even participated in her wellness programs.  She is so inspiring, isn’t she? Well GUESS WHAT?!? Tosca … Read More

Talk About… SELF-TALK 1of3: BUILDING RESILIENCE

August 7, 2019Newsletter

Did you have a chance to listen to episode #24“The ABCDEs of Communication” ? If not, I encourage you to do so – or, if you prefer, you might want to read about it in the LinkedIn paper I wrote.  Here is your cheat-sheet again with the 5 steps: This week we kick off a 3-episode ? series on SELF-TALK.  … Read More

#25 BUILDING RESILIENCE: Sets & Reps – with Eat Clean founder & master wellness coach Tosca Reno

August 7, 2019Podcast Episodes 6 Comments

Resilience: the capacity to recover from adversity. Meet Tosca Reno, “the woman with 9 lives,” Eat Clean founder, and master wellness coach.  In this, the first in this 3-episode series on Self-Talk, Tosca takes us through the “set and reps” necessary for resilience, including seeking challenges, positive stress (or eustress), taking ownership, practicing gratitude, and … Read More

Talking… with your DOCTOR !

June 11, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week. Over the past two weeks, we’ve Talked About “Supporting our Grieving Friends” and “Friendships.”  This week, we focus on ourselves, and learn about HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. (You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links to learn more!)  ? PODCAST #20: HOW TO TALK TO … Read More

Talk & Learn About… YOUR VOICE (literally & metaphorically)

April 3, 2019Newsletter

(You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links if you would like to learn more!) ? NEWS from our favourite OPERA SINGER!!! WHO? BRADLEY CHRISTENSEN is our favourite opera singer, of course! The TalkAboutTalk podcast episode USING YOUR VOICE featuring baritone opera singer Bradley Christensen was released before the first TalkAboutTalk … Read More