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A podcast for curious listeners where I offer soft takes on hard topics. I'm Evan Dumas, a former counselor, public speaker, and writer. You'll hear my calming perspectives on the uncomfortable things. Note: this podcast doesn't constitute mental health advice or a client-clinician relationship, and isn't a suitable replacement for receiving therapy.
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Living with an autoimmune disease, chronic pain, inflammation, and fatigue can be difficult and exhausting to both navigate and manage. Take heart, you have found a podcast that provides guidance, education, and connection. Every Wednesday you’ll receive a weekly dose of upbeat and authentic musings about life, wellness, and healing from your host, Alyssa Abrahamson, Functional Nutritional Therapist & Wellness Coach. Alyssa’s intention is to uplift and inspire you, as she shares her stories, ...
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182. Today, June 19, 2024 would have been my dad’s 93rd birthday. He died in 2013. This year, as both Father’s Day and his birthday were approaching, I decided to dedicate a podcast about him, reflecting how his views on health impacted me. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can h…
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181. Caring about your health, and the health of loved ones, is important, whether it’s trying to manage a chronic condition or disease, healing from an injury, attempting to decrease inflammation, or taking preventative action to insure healthy longevity. But, for some, an all-consuming focus on health may result in negative side effects, resultin…
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180. Our culture labels certain foods as “good” such as vegetables and fish, or “bad” such ice cream and cake. We also tend to label ourselves as “good” or “bad,” based on what we eat. While this may seem harmless, it contributes to a toxic diet culture. When we assign moral value to the foods we eat, and to ourselves, it’s detrimental to our emoti…
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179. Join me today for my off-the-cuff reflection on the affirmation of the month of June as offered by Louise Hay’s 2024 “I Can Do It” daily calendar. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarters.com or email me directly at info@thewe…
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178. You’ve heard of an anti-inflammatory diet, but have you heard of a high vibration diet? Tune in this week as I talk about high vibrational foods. I explain what they are, 3 factors to look for when determining a food’s level of vibration, high vibration vs. low vibration foods, and why the energy of your food matters and how it impacts your he…
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177. “I AM” is one of the most powerful statements we can make. What follows “I am” defines who you believe you are. Tune in this week as I share a recent realization with “I am” statements and encourage you to recognize the way you speak about yourself shapes your perceptions, beliefs, and ultimately, your reality. *** Ready for personalized guida…
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176. This week I introduce you to Ophira Eisenberg, stand-up comedian and host of the comedy podcast “Parenting Is A Joke.” Tune in as we two spirited Capricorns discuss death of a parent, childhood trauma, health crises, including breast cancer, staying relevant in your career as you age and how owning your own narrative supports healing and welln…
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175. Join me today for my off-the-cuff reflection on the affirmation of the month of April as offered by Louise Hay’s 2024 “I Can Do It” daily calendar. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarters.com or email me directly at info@thew…
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174. Have you ever masked painful emotions by trying to just "get over it?” Ever feel guilty about feeling sad, angry, or frustrated? Do you tend to give “positive-only” perspectives, such as “Think of all you have to be thankful for!” instead of validating the person’s emotional experience? We understand the benefits of having a positive attitude,…
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173. When it comes to receiving love, joy, nourishment, and healing, we often look outside of ourselves. We channel our energy into our relationships and caring for others, often ignoring our own needs. But what if we put that same energy into loving and caring for ourselves? Tune in this week as I discuss the 5 Love Languages: Words of Affirmation…
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172. This week I am teaching you an informal mindfulness practice, “Self-Compassion Break,” that can be used anytime and may be especially helpful in times of high stress and overwhelm. It’s a healthier way to deal with painful experiences and reminds us to apply the three core components of self-compassion -- mindfulness, common humanity, and kind…
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171. Join me today for my off-the-cuff reflection on the affirmation of the month of April as offered by Louise Hay’s 2024 “I Can Do It” daily calendar. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarters.com or email me directly at info@thew…
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170. Healing happens through connection, connection to others, to nature, and to ourselves. But many of us often find ourselves feeling disconnected. Join me this week as I explore the importance of self-connection, what it is, and causes of disconnection. I’ll discuss what it feels like when you do connect with yourself and how it improves your he…
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169. People are confused about carbohydrates and, like many things in the world of nutrition, there’s been a lot of controversy and misconceptions around “carbs.” Join me this week as I explain what exactly carbohydrates are, the 3 types, what they do in the body, ​​and which you should incorporate into your daily diet for optimal health. *** Ready…
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168. Join me this week as I explore 3 M’s in wellness: Movement, Mindset and Morning routine. Tune in as I share the benefits of exercise and moving your body, 5 tips for becoming more mindful of and managing your mindset, and the importance of morning routine, reminding you that how you start your day is often how you live your life. *** Ready for…
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167. What foods are best for digestion and gut health? Well, lots of them! But bitter foods have their own set of unique health benefits for digestion, gut health, and anti-inflammatory properties. Tune in this week as I share all about bitter foods: what they are, why we need to eat more of them, including specific health benefits, and finally, ho…
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166. Tune in this week for my off-the-cuff reflection on the affirmation of the month of March as offered by Louise Hay’s 2024 “I Can Do It” daily calendar. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarters.com or email me directly at info@…
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165. You know how people say, “it’s in my DNA” or “it’s in my genes” when they’re referring to their health? Well, what if I told you that your health is not solely determined by your family health history. While your genes do play a role in your health, your behaviors, lifestyle and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work…
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164. Join me this week as I welcome back Martha Ellen Mabry who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 31. Tune in as Martha Ellen opens up about how going through cancer and chemo has changed her relationship with herself and her body. Hear her story of grief and self-acceptance, and how she’s learning to be more gentle with herself through …
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163. In this week’s episode, I introduce you to the courageous and vibrant Martha Ellen Mabry who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 31. Listen to Martha Ellen’s story of the health scares and struggles she endured leading up to the diagnosis of cancer. Hear how she trusted herself, advocated for herself, and continued fighting for hersel…
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162. Join me today for my off-the-cuff reflection on the affirmation of the month of February as offered by Louise Hay’s 2024 “I Can Do It” daily calendar. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarters.com or email me directly at info@t…
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161. If you’re feeling “off,” struggling with yourself, your body, or fighting against a life circumstance and trying to stay in tight control, chances are you’re living out of alignment. Join me this week as I discuss what it means to be in alignment (with yourself and your health), what happens when you’re out of alignment, and the importance and…
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160. Keeping with the theme of creating more love in 2024, join me this week as I guide you through a simple practice of loving and listening to yourself. Listen to Sarah Blondin's Meditation *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarter…
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159. We all need more love. Why? Love has a significant impact on your wellbeing, your health, and your happiness. Love increases feelings of self-worth and produces positive feelings, which helps ease anxiety and negates loneliness and depression. Love is a catalyst for change, development and growth. More love in your life enhances your sleep, lo…
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158. Join me today for my off-the-cuff reflection on the affirmation of the month of November as offered by Louise Hay’s 2024 “I Can Do It” daily calendar. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarters.com or email me directly at info@t…
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157. The New Year is fast approaching. This transitional time is perfect for cultivating mindfulness, connection, and practicing self-reflection. Tune in this week to discover 3 things you need to do before 2024. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.t…
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156. Experiencing burnout? Feeling drained and depleted? Do you wake up exhausted but are getting enough sleep? You may need more than just more sleep, you may need rest. Tune in this week as I explain what rest is, its health benefits, the 7 types of rest and how to practice them. You’ll leave the episode with more of an understanding of how to be…
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155. My mom is back! This week my mom, Hinda Abrahamson, and I discuss her father, Bert Kahn, aka Poopah, “a welterweight wrestling champion” whose life-long vocation and avocation was devoted to maintaining a healthy body and a healthy mind. He owned one of the first health clubs in the country in Dallas, TX in the 1930’s that included boxing and …
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154. This time of year with the holiday season can bring up a range of emotions from stress, loneliness, and overwhelm to joy, gratitude and connection. So how can you make this time of year enjoyable for you? It begins with making a decision about what matters to you most. What is it you would like to experience and feel this month? This holiday s…
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153. This week I introduce you to my friend Carolyn Marotta, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and self-taught herbalist and forager of wild edibles. Hear Carolyn’s journey to starting a family run farm in Pennsylvania with the mission to create opportunities for people to cultivate embodied relationships with the Earth through education …
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152. Did you know that a gratitude practice can lower inflammation and improve your health? Tune in this week as I define gratitude, share the different ways we feel and express gratitude, explain how gratitude can reduce inflammation and stimulate anti-inflammatory responses in the body, and offer 3 ways to cultivate gratitude to improve your heal…
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151. Does talking about poop make you cringe? Or do you use the smiling poop emoji on a daily basis? Whatever your thoughts about poop are, one thing is for sure – your poop is an indicator of gut health. And gut health is linked to inflammation. Tune in as I share signs of both healthy and unhealthy poop, foods that support healthy bowel movements…
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150. Join me this week as I guide you through a mindful breathing exercise that will help ground you and bring you into the present moment. When we slow down, tune in and intentionally breath, we are able to access our own healing powers of connection, love, and peace. Please listen to this episode when you are able to sit or lay down in a quiet, c…
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149. Join me today for my off-the-cuff reflection on the affirmation of the month of November as offered by Louise Hay’s 2023 “I Can Do It” daily calendar. *** Ready for personalized guidance and healing support with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle? I can help you. Please visit, www.thewellnessheadquarters.com or email me directly at info@t…
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148. You are familiar with triggers. You even probably know what your triggers are. But what about your glimmers? Tune in this week as I define glimmers and explain how they support your mental health by activating the part of your nervous system that cues feelings of safety and connection. I also share how to identify glimmers in your daily life. …
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147. Do you have a hard time following through on commitments to yourself? Why do you think that is? What does being committed to your present self mean anyway? Join me this week as I explore the idea of making a commitment to your present self. I share personal stories of my own efforts at self-commitment and offer questions to inspire reflection …
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We have seen the news of the conflict in Israel and Gaza and the suffering of civilians, both Israeli and Palestinian. The news is traumatic and saddening and may make us feel helpless and hopeless in the face of such tragedy. And i wanted to check in with you. In these difficult times it is essential to actively give yourself permission to take br…
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146. If you could go back in time, what would you say to your past self? What would your past self most need to hear? Conversely, if you were able to jump ahead to the future, what would you say to your future self? Tune in to this week’s episode as I guide you to explore your past self and your future self. It’s a journaling episode, so get ready …
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145. Learning to release and to receive and understanding the importance of this in the energy exchange flow of life, has been one of my life's lessons. Join me today as I explore the idea that “in releasing we receive.” What does it mean to release? What does it mean to receive? I also suggest journal prompts to help you explore this idea. *** Rea…
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144. Have you been hearing that adaptogens are good for you but you don’t really understand what they are and what they do? Tune in this week as I give you an overview of adaptogens: what these herbs and plant substances are, what they do to the body, their benefits, possible side effects and what you need to consider before taking them. *** Ready …
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143. “How you breathe is how you live” - Anna Brooke, Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner. Tune in this week to become aware of your breath and learn how the simple act of breathing can enhance your life. Hear my conversation with Anna as we discuss what breathwork is, how to do it, and its benefits. Anna shares her journey to breathwork and how it’…
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