My Strength is My Story with Dr. Samantha Brody, Overcoming Overwhelm
It’s time to kick your New Year off with less stress before overwhelm overcomes you. Dr. Samantha Brody shares how to dismantle your stress from the inside out in her new book, Overcoming Overwhelm.
Dr. Samantha Brody is a wife of 14 years and mom to their son. She is a licensed naturopathic physician (ND) and acupuncturist, plus the owner and founder of Evergreen Natural Health Center in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Samantha earned her doctoral degree in 1996 and her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2001 from the National University of Natural Medicine.
She has spent over 20 years addressing the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of her 30,000+ patients helping them effectively address and achieve their health goals.
In addition to her clinic, Dr. Samantha has a virtual practice across the globe. She’s worked as a consultant on dietary supplements and product development for physicians and health food companies.
Dr. Samantha is an international speaker and an author of her brand new book, Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out.
“Overwhelm is about having a pile of things in your life that don’t line up with what’s actually important to you.” ~ Dr. Samantha
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including change, the bucket, stress, rats, and overwhelm.
- Naturpath Medicine
- Who needs an ND?
- Evidenced-based Complimentary Care
- Overall Load
- I don’t have time
- The Bucket
- The True North
- Ding Dongs
- Community, Food, & Down Time
- What do you control?
- Management of Stress
- Lower the Load
- To-Do Hit List
- Index Cards
- Virtual World
- Social Media
“The more room you have, the more change you can make.” ~ Dr. Samantha
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“I get to travel in a way that’s more relaxing.”
“I found that I could study medicine and do it from this kind of complimentary integrated perspective instead of traditional Western.”
“With your Western medical doctor or with your other approach or with whatever it is you’re doing to make sure that your health care lines up with what’s most important to you and what your own values are.”
“I think we settle for less than.”
“I don’t mean to just focus on the physical because it’s often the emotional.”
“Busy is the new black.”
“The true north for me is looking at three things: what your values are, how you want to feel, what do you want to create in your life.”
“Happy is so many different things.”
“When in history do we eat food out of boxes or packages? Never!”
“It’s more than your body can handle.”
“We don’t pay attention to what we really want.”
“So when you do the thing to relieve your stress, it’s actually effective and it lasts.”
“Deal with the issues underneath that are keeping you from really moving forward with whatever the change is that you need to make.”
“Life isn’t easy.”
What would you tell that person where to start who is experiencing overwhelm?
- Be clear about what’s important and how you want to feel.
- Choose the easiest thing(s) to do.
What has your story gifted you?
- Who am I
“It has allowed me to get clear about what it is I want to do, who I want to be, and what I can do on this planet to make a difference.”
“There is a learning you can get from everything that happens.”
“My story is me! My story is who I am.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Connect with Dr. Samantha Brody
- BOOK: Overcoming Overwhelm
- VALUES Exercise
- SAMPLE Chapter
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drsamanthand/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSamanthaND
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSamanthaND/
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