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Wellness While Walking

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Inspiring, interesting, and funny news and stories about health and life are delivered to you by Health Coach Carolyn in this walking podcast. Your 30-minute movement venture will now be a a more social occasion! After 30 minutes, you will feel energized and renewed, having moved, learned, and laugh… read more

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195. Striding to Recovery with Determination: A Listener's Inspirational Story

September 20th, 2023


We’re joined today by Dora, a listener from Queens, NY, who shares with us her health journey, that’s harrowing at times and inspirational throughout. You’ll hear the doctor it took years to find, and his simple …

194. Maximize Your Healthy Steps with Variety + An Exponential Mindset Move

September 13th, 2023


Hunter-gatherers ate dozens of different plants each day! How can we use variety to maximize our health in the modern day, even while the American Heart Association asks us to limit the variety of what we eat?!? Also, …

193. #SilentWalking + Cultivating Micro-Moments + Embracing Strangers, All For Health!

September 6th, 2023


Don't malign the small stuff: the micro-moments in our lives can make us happier! We'll talk about how we can incorporate some of them in our walks. And then let's chat about the trend of silent walking, which isn’t so …

192. Frontload Your Life to Maximize Health and Wellbeing

August 30th, 2023


Today, we explore the concept of prioritizing pursuing important experiences sooner rather than later. Memories are gold, and when we have meaningful …

191. Embracing Health Changes with Love, Not Fear: A Conversation with Michelle Shapiro, Functional/Integrative RD

August 23rd, 2023


Michelle Shapiro, a registered dietitian specializing in gut issues, anxiety, and weight loss, shares insights from her private practice. Michelle emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive approach to health, which …

190. Viewing Nutrition Through a Functional, Integrative + Wholistic Mind-Body Lens with Michelle Shapiro, RD + Host of the Quiet the Diet Podcast

August 16th, 2023


Functional, integrative registered dietitian Michelle Shapiro discusses her journey into the field of dietetics and her approach to health and wellness. She emphasizes the importance of understanding a person's entire …

189: Navigating the Paths of Walking + Hiking, Step by Step

August 9th, 2023


Are you walking? Hiking? Something in between? And does it matter? We’ll delve into what makes a walk a walk and a hike a hike… well, most of the …

188. The ONE Thing We Need to Do For Health? Dr. Elizabeth Boham Breaks It Down

August 2nd, 2023


With all the loud voices on social media and in the news headlines, it’s easy to think that health is all about ONE thing! We’ll hear from Dr. Elizbeth Boham how there are many aspects to health, and the good news is …

187. 8,000 Steps + Weekend Warriors, Plus How to Start a Walking Organization for Profit and Community

July 26th, 2023


What's the optimal frequency for walking an hour or more per week? A recent study highlights the significance of 8,000 daily steps, though not necessarily on a daily basis. Then, let’s delve into the transformative …

186. The Magic of Walking: Changing Lives and Building Communities with Laura Conely of Urban Paths

July 19th, 2023


Walking for wellness is at the heart of everything today’s guest does! Laura Conely, founder of Urban Paths, a walking wellness company, joins us …

185. Steps to Healthy Bones: What’s the Root Cause of Our Bone Loss, and What to Do About It with Debi Robinson

July 12th, 2023


When we face bone loss, whether that be osteopenia or osteoporosis, we’re rarely told about lifestyle factors that could make a difference. Today …

184. Mediterranean + Asian = #MediterAsian: Dr. William Li’s Food as Medicine Approach to Healthy and Joyful Living

July 5th, 2023


Today, Dr. William Li’s back to discuss the MediterAsian way of eating which features powerful foods for weight loss and health. Dr. Li emphasizes …

183. Cracking the Metabolism Code: Dr. William Li on Small Steps to Burn Fat and Heal Our Metabolism

June 28th, 2023


Dr. William Li is here with us, and he shares insights from his latest book, "Eat to Beat Your Diet." He explores the fascinating world of …

182. Are AGEs An Inflammation Overload That's Aging You Faster? Plus, Inflammation 101 with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

June 21st, 2023


Are you a fan of those diamond grill marks on a steak or marinated tofu? Do you love charred turkey sausages or crispy onion rings? You’re not alone. If you’ve read Lessons in Chemistry or have watched Alton Brown, you …

181. Moving While Moving + Making a Farming Dream Come True with Rachel Yeo of Maluridae Farm

June 14th, 2023


I thought I was pretty active, and then I moved – really moved! More on the learning I got from my hyper-active days, plus we get a private tour on a regenerative farm in Australia! Yes, Rachel Yeo, the dreamer behind …

180. Going Low Tox Where It Matters Most: Alexx Stuart on Moisture + Mold, a Food “Formula” and Reducing Toxins YOUR Way

June 7th, 2023


Alexx Stuart, founder of Low Tox Life, is back to discuss the toxins in our environment that are harming our health, and how to reduce their effects. We talk about moisture in our indoor spaces – the fallout and the …

179. Talking Toxins with Alexx Stuart of Low Tox Life: The Everyday Items That Could Be Standing Between You and Better Health

May 31st, 2023


Today we’ll hear how one woman’s journey to heal her chronic conditions led her to avoiding certain everyday products at the urging of a holistic …

178. Rise + Thrive: Morning Wellbeing for an Optimized Day with Emily Prokop (Routine Series, Part 2)

May 24th, 2023


Does your morning routine need a shot in the arm? Check out how a 6-year-old boy kicks his mornings off right, and also how Emily Prokop, the show’s …

177. Transforming Your Day + Life: Designing a Powerful Morning Routine, Part 1, with Cristen Marine and Wendy Karlon

May 17th, 2023


Join us in today's episode as we delve into the powerful morning routines of two remarkable women. Discover the secrets behind their unique …

176. Ice Cream With Health Benefits? The Scoop on How Researchers Squashed News About a Favorite Dessert, and How to Eat When We Don’t Get Accurate Information

May 10th, 2023


The cold, hard (or soft… serve?) truth on how to follow our health journeys when we’re fed inaccurate information about health research. Don’t worry …

175. 3 Tips for a Healthier, Happier You from My Recent Retreat at Canyon Ranch

May 3rd, 2023


In a crazy-busy time in my life, I stepped out of the day-to-day, and went on a (healthy) business retreat! We built community, worked on our goals and mindsets, and I was revitalized! Fresh from Canyon Ranch, I’m …

174. A Toxic Epidemic: The Predatory Targeting of Teens by the Vaping Industry and the Moms Who Are Fighting Back, with Meredith Berkman

April 26th, 2023


When our policy doesn’t protect us, we need to take on more responsibility in our aim to stay healthy. With the US allowing its youth to fall prey to …

173. Small, Hope-filled Steps to Fight Back Against the “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” Reality

April 19th, 2023


Somehow, U.S. authorities decided to ignore the scary trends in a comprehensive report, but the *good news* is that we have the power to fight back …

172. The Sweat-Free Secret to Strong Abs/Less Back Pain + Combatting Walking Muscle Woes

April 12th, 2023


Self-proclaimed "lazy girl" Laura Coleman is back to share with us an exertion-free (and $$ free) way to build our abdominal muscles which can help …

171. Pain, Pain Go Away: Laura Coleman's Proven Techniques to Keep Us Walking (and Living) Well!

April 5th, 2023


Are you plagued by persistent aches and pains? You came to the right episode because Laura Coleman, a highly experienced virtual and personal …

170. Intuitive Eating: My 1995 Attempt + High Impact Physical Activity: Pros and Cons

March 29th, 2023


Intuitive eating didn’t go too well for me when I first tried it – hear what about the movement resonates with me now and what I think isn’t as …

169. Oh, Oh, Oh, Ozempic + More with Canyon Ranch's Dr. Stephen Brewer

March 22nd, 2023


We're talking routines, prioritizing ourselves, getting back on track and more with Dr. Stephen Brewer of Canyon Ranch. He’s back to discuss his new book, The Canyon Ranch Guide to Weight Loss, and makes a case for why …

168. The Canyon Ranch Guide to Weight Loss with Dr. Stephen Brewer, MD

March 15th, 2023


Why we need to lose weight, what we need to know about weight gain, and what habits and mindset will help us find success are all on the agenda today, as we welcome the Canyon Ranch Medical Director, Dr. Stephen Brewer …

167. Walk + Talk With a Doc with Dr. Angela Ryan

March 8th, 2023


Dr. Angela Ryan and I sit down for a conversation about walking through life and all that life deals us. Dr. Ryan is a physiatrist, which means she helps people address pain and regain and maintain physical function. …

166. Functional Health: Our Immune Systems + Increasing Longevity and Healthspan with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

March 1st, 2023



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165. Functional Medicine: A Solution to the Pill-for-Every-Ill Approach? A Conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

February 22nd, 2023


Have you been wondering about functional medicine – what is it and how does it differ from conventional medicine? Dr. Jeffrey Bland, the father of functional medicine, joins us today! We delve into the idea of the …

164. From Kegels to Confidence: Overcoming Vaginal Prolapse + Urinary Incontinence with Alyce Adams, RN, The Kegel Queen

February 15th, 2023


We’re jumping into new territory today, with the expert guidance of our guest, Alyce Adams, RN, or The Kegel Queen. Alyce works with women who suffer …

163. How to Press Reset When We’re Addicted to Sugar, Caffeine, Social Media + More with Dr. Anna Lembke, MD + Author, Dopamine Nation

February 8th, 2023


Dopamine Nation author Dr. Anna Lembke joins us again, to help us level up our life satisfaction. We talk about walking, sugar addiction, and how to incorporate pain and discomfort to help us feel better. Like so many …

I'm Sick!! And It's a Good Thing!

February 1st, 2023


Why the glee over being sick? Could never getting sick be problematic? What I’ll do to heal + more in this episode from the health coach who isn’t so …

162. We're All Addicted: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence with Dr. Anna Lembke

January 25th, 2023


News flash: we’re pretty much all addicted to something, whether we realize it or not! Those little hits of dopamine we get – whether it’s from a …

161. How to Walk to Combat Sitting All Day + Orthorexia 101

January 18th, 2023


(Exercise) snacks, anyone?? New research answers exactly how much we need to walk to undo our sedentary lifestyles, and then we work through the real-life details together – what to do exactly, how to fit these "snacks" …

Ep. 160 Healthy Living: JJ Virgin on Tips + Strategies for Changing Body Composition, Eating by the Plate, and Improving Metabolic Flexibility by Reducing Sugar Impact

January 11th, 2023


JJ Virgin, author of four best-selling books centered on improving diet for health, joins us to discuss creating a balanced plate, and shares her approach to helping clients and readers reduce the impact of sugar on …

159. The Most Powerful Health Changes with JJ Virgin, Author of Sugar Impact Diet

January 4th, 2023


We’re kicking off a new year with celebrity nutritionist and fitness expert, JJ Virgin! She shares her perspective on health and wellness, and then talks about the one change she thinks has the most leverage on our …

Ep. 158 Walking Backwards + Looking Forward (But Not Together!) With A Word of the Year

December 28th, 2022


Have you hopped on the walking backwards trend? Find out whether walking backwards might be right for you! We’ll then pivot to looking forwards – can a word of the year help us make the year ahead great? Join me for …

157. Coaches' Corner: 3 Health Books Summarized and Discussed, with Two Fellow Health Coaches!

December 21st, 2022


Three coaches discuss three health books that can change your life! Join our book chat to learn new ideas that change your health and wellness …

156. Minimalism + Wellness Purchases: A Healthy Gift List (a #healthywhilebusy Challenge Mini-Episode)

December 16th, 2022


In Episodes 152-156, we talk about staying healthy in busy times, as part of our #healthywhilebusy Challenge! This informal challenge – through 5 mini-episodes – can be complemented by a worksheet which will help us …

155. The Food to Prioritize When We're Crazy Busy (a #healthywhilebusy Challenge Mini-Episode)

December 15th, 2022


In Episodes 152-156, we talk about staying healthy in busy times, as part of our #healthywhilebusy Challenge! This informal challenge – through 5 mini-episodes – can be complemented by a worksheet which will help us …

Ep. 154 Food Pushers and Boundary Crossers: No is a Complete Sentence! (a #healthywhilebusy Challenge Mini-Episode)

December 14th, 2022


In Episodes 152-156, we talk about staying healthy in busy times, as part of our #healthywhilebusy Challenge! This informal challenge – through 5 mini-episodes – can be complemented by a worksheet which will help us …

153. Holiday Values and Your To-Do List (a #healthywhilebusy Challenge Mini-Episode)

December 13th, 2022


In Episodes 152-156, we talk about staying healthy in busy times, as part of our #healthywhilebusy Challenge! This informal challenge – through 5 mini-episodes – can be complemented by a worksheet which will help us …

152. Quick Healthy Actions to Keep Ourselves on Our Own List During Busy Times! (a #healthywhilebusy Challenge Mini-Episode)

December 12th, 2022


In Episodes 152-156, we talk about staying healthy in busy times, as part of our #healthywhilebusy Challenge! This informal challenge – through 5 mini-episodes – can be complemented by a worksheet which will help us …

Ep. 151 Introducing FRIED: The Burnout Podcast with Cait Donovan, on Burnout Signs and Symptoms

December 7th, 2022


What exactly is burnout, and how do we know if we’re suffering or at risk of experiencing it?  Today’s episode will give us the answers to those questions, and will be instructive for all of us. Cait Donovan will …

150. Could Meat Raised Right Be Healthy for Us and the Planet? Karli Amonite from Heritage Hills Farmstead Tells Us What to Look For

November 30th, 2022


When Karli Amonite couldn’t get the food she needed to heal from a chronic illness, she and her husband dug in, and started farming to have more …

149. Am I Paleo? Plus, Shortcuts in the Kitchen with Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo

November 23rd, 2022


Kitchen tips and tricks abound in the second part of our chat with Michelle Tam, co-founder of Nom Nom Paleo, who brings us seemingly endless …

148. Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo and a Plan for Fast, Simple, Healthy Flavor-Packed Meals, With a Side of Humor!

November 16th, 2022


Nom Nom Paleo’s Michelle Tam is in the house -- and specifically the kitchen -- today! Her infectious warmth, humor and dose of real-life perspective helps us on the path to cooking simple, healthy meals bursting with …

147. Walking for Fitness, Health, Weight Loss and More: What Does the Reseach Say, with Prof. Marie Murphy

November 9th, 2022


Long or short walks? Brisk or slow? Count steps or not? Will walking help me lose weight? How can I be motivated to walk? These are questions that come up for us about our walks, and Dr. Marie Murphy from Northern …

146. Health Documentaries Demystified, with Prof. Jason Osder

November 2nd, 2022


Documentary films can be powerfully persuasive, and our guest today helps us understand why, and then gives us a roadmap for how to watch films in …

145. Walking Pain, Balance, Agility and Footwear: Dr. Courtney Conley of Gait Happens, Part 2 on our Fit Feet!

October 26th, 2022


((BREAKING! Get 10% off the Fit Feet Program*!)) Let’s talk footwear, pain while walking and what to do about it, and our feet as key to our ability to balance and stay injury-free! We sit at the feet of Dr. Courtney …

144. Feet First with Dr. Courtney Conley of Gait Happens: How Our Feet Are Pivotal to Walking and Our Health

October 19th, 2022


Good health starts with our feet! Today, we’ll delve into feet, toes, ankles and everything they’re connected to (which is every other part of our bodies!) with Dr. Courtney Conley of Gait Happens! This pivotal …

143. Thin On The Outside/Fat On The Inside (TOFI), BMI, and More Metabolic Madness

October 12th, 2022


Does obesity drive disease, or vice versa? We talk TOFI (Thin On The Outside/Fat On The Inside), BMI, sugar in pediatric cancer clinics, salt being potentially wrongly maligned, keto and vegan diets, calories and more! …

142. Health and Adversity: Can We Use Hormesis to Impact Our Longevity and How We Feel Today?

October 5th, 2022


Our bodies (and also our minds) were meant to be challenged, and sometimes, in our comfortable society, the challenges aren’t there. It’s okay: we can orchestrate a few challenges fairly easily to get all the advantages …

141. My Inactive Lifestyle? Plus, Wellness + Tech: What’s Ahead

September 28th, 2022


Yep, we dig into why (and how often) my wearable technology is telling me to stretch my legs, and what I plan to do about it. And then we talk about …

140. Forming Healthy Communities with Candice Maudsley

September 21st, 2022


Maybe forming a group to help support you on your health journey is outside your comfort zone. But maybe it’s worth considering doing it nonetheless! Today, you’ll hear how once such wellness community – which happens …

139. Compound Interest and Your Health Journey + Hunger Hormone Help with Dr. Leslie Meyers, ND

September 14th, 2022


Our levels of hunger and satiety are controlled in part by hormones, as are many of our bodies’ systems. What can we do -- in our daily lives – to …

138. How to Avoid Hormone Horrors with Dr. Leslie Meyers, ND

September 7th, 2022


Insulin, cortisol, ghrelin, leptin, estrogen – these are some of the hormones that keep the trains running on schedule. Many things can interrupt …

137. An Easy Dinner Framework + Savoring Summer and Life

August 31st, 2022


We do a deep dive into a new approach to thinking about dinner, since  the change in seasons can up-end our routines. Between eating out/getting take out and cooking from a recipe, there lies a sweet spot for many, and …

136. Short Walks for our Health (New Research!) + Longer, Slow Walks for Our Well-Being, with Jonathon Stalls

August 24th, 2022


Just 2 minutes of walking could have an impact on our health! We’ll dive into some new research that highlighted the potential power of these 2-5 …

135. The Life-Changing Benefits of a Slow Walk with Jonathon Stalls

August 17th, 2022


Walking for fitness and health is finally receiving its proper glory, after being under-recognized for far too long. No other physical activity offers as much opportunity for us to experience being human as walking can. …

134. Pandemic Weight Gain Persistence + The Power of Coaching with Janet Hunter (listener and new health coach!)

August 10th, 2022


Weight loss isn’t a typical topic here on Wellness While Walking. Perhaps you’ve heard the advice to “eat less, move more,” in order to shed unwanted pounds. Even if that worked for all (hint: it doesn’t), not having …

133. Hampton Liu Offers Up a Movement Option (+ Some Entertainment)

August 3rd, 2022


Sometimes, what’s old is new again, and that’s true with a type of movement we might want to reconsider! Join me and my guest, Hampton Liu, as he …

132. Good/Better/Best Health Decisions

July 27th, 2022


Should we use a Good/Better/Best continuum to help us make decisions consistent with our health goals? Or is there something more nuanced -- more …

131. Fatigue: From "Busy Mom Syndrome" to Long COVID to Chronic Fatigue + More, with Dr. Jenny Tufenkian

July 20th, 2022


Tired? Fatigued? You’re not alone. What can be done? We explore exhaustion with Dr. Jenny Tufenkian today, and I share my story of being diagnosed …

130. Heal From Within, with Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, ND: Natural Techniques From Ancient Practices to Modern Science

July 13th, 2022


We’re looking at Naturopathic Medicine today, with the help of Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, ND. What is a naturopathic doctor, and how do they differ from conventional physicians? What kind of approaches might a naturopathic …

129. Being Our Own Advocate: We Can't Take a Backseat in Our Wellness Care, with Sarah Fay

July 6th, 2022


Sarah Fay and I wrap up our conversation about her mental health misdiagnoses, and what's happened since her book, Pathological: The True Story of …

128. Something We Need to Know About Mental Health with Sarah Fay, author of Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses

June 29th, 2022


Sarah Fay, author of Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses, shares with us her decades-long struggle with mental health, which started …

127. Kendra Adachi Returns: Losing the Kitchen Stress and Shame + Finding What Matters in the Heart of the Kitchen, with the Lazy Genius

June 22nd, 2022


Kendra Adachi’s bestselling The Lazy Genius Kitchen is a guide to making the kitchen a place of lower stress, zero shame, and more nourishment of every kind for those we care about, and for ourselves! Kendra delivers …

126. Kendra Adachi Tells Us How to "Lazy Genius" Our Lives to Feel More Like Our Authentic Selves!

June 15th, 2022


Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius joins us today to share her approach to living well and on our own, considered and manageable terms! She’s the BEST combination of smart in every sense of the word AND fun, and I’m so …

125. Secrets of the Well-Hydrated: An Easy Tweak to Our Feeling Our Best, with Dr. Dana Cohen

June 8th, 2022


Dr. Dana Cohen spills the (decaf) tea on what else keeps us hydrated, and we do a speed round of questions, where I get some juicy answers. Hydration is key to so many processes within the body that add up to health, …

124. Hydration: A 2% Shortfall Has Consequences. What To Do About It, With Dr. Dana Cohen, co-author of Quench

June 1st, 2022


Dr. Dana Cohen joins us to talk about one misunderstood consideration when we’re trying to feel better and enjoy enhanced wellness. It’s not about more – it’s about different! We get a simple step or two to enhance our …

123. Introducing The Hot Flashes & Cool Topics Podcast: Women’s Brains in Midlife with Dr. Louann Brizendine

May 25th, 2022


The female brain has the potential to be stronger and better in midlife! Whether you’re a woman in midlife or love one, this information is valuable and empowering! And it’s all brought to you by the hosts of the Hot …

122. My Current Elimination Diet (+ Positivity + Fermented Foods Replay)

May 18th, 2022


When my travel digestion woes didn’t resolve, I started an elimination diet to see what could be at the root of my distress. I’ve got some good …

121. To Be Healthy, We MUST Walk Against Traffic!

May 11th, 2022


Call it swimming upstream or walking against traffic, but it’s what we need to do if we’re trying to live with vibrant health in our society! In this episode, we’ll acknowledge some of these situations – in food, in …

120. Our Busy Brains + Comfort Food + Community + More with Dr. Romie Mushtaq

May 4th, 2022


Dr. Romie joins us today, to talk about her brainSHIFT program, which can help address our too-busy brains. But we also get real about what really matters in health, and how it might not be what we expect! 


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119. Another Path to Wellness With the Hosts of TV's GardenFit!

April 27th, 2022


Awe-inspiring gardens set the backdrop for us to talk about functional movement. Our bodies were meant to move quite a lot throughout our days. …

118. Distractions: What's Getting in the Way of Your Best Life with Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist

April 20th, 2022


Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist, the Uncluttered course, and new book, Things That Matter, shares a wise man’s observation that our imprisonment by our things is not so different from the chains of communism. In …

117. Minimalism + Things That Matter with Joshua Becker

April 13th, 2022


Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist joins us to share how minimalism can help us improve our health and live the most meaningful life possible. We …

116. Feeling Blah? From Lanuishing to Flourishing with Kelly Reznikoff, MA

April 6th, 2022


Please vote for me as host of Wellness While Walking, as part of the Top Mom Podcaster designation from Podcast Magazine. The link to vote is here, and everyone can vote daily until April 10, 2022. Thank you for your …

115. Flourishing + A Life Most Worth Living with Kelly Reznikoff

March 30th, 2022


Associate Certified Coach, Kelly Reznikoff puts positive psychology to work, explaining to us and modeling for us what it means to design a …

114. Smoothies 101, Plus Other Breakfast Options We Can Make Ahead, Part 2

March 23rd, 2022


Breakfast on-the-go is one of the many benefits of smoothies, and we’ll dive deep into these popular options – a good smoothie blueprint, what to …

113. Breakfast: The Hows, Whats and Whys of the Littlest Meal Full of Big Controversy (incl. Make-Ahead Options)

March 16th, 2022


Breakfast might be the most controversial meal of the day! Truth is, we all break our fasts at some point -- how and when are two of the questions we tackle in this episode! We’ll talk about making breakfast foods ahead …

112. What Skeptical Law Enforcement Officers Learned About Mindfulness, with Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Scot Huntsberry

March 9th, 2022


Scot Huntsberry, retired FBI supervisory special agent, shares today some revelations students had at the FBI’s National Academy when introduced to …

111. Making Strides in Wellness with FBI Agent Scot Huntsberry + A Tribute to Herbert Benson, MD

March 2nd, 2022


What do you think a new FBI agent who’s just moved his family of 7 to a new state for a new job turns to manage his stress?  Does he take up running? Yep. Does he start training for a marathon? Yep. Does he listen to …

110. Finding Your Walking Sweet Spot + Resolution Check-in (Mine, Too!)

February 23rd, 2022


How can we balance general exercise recommendations with what’s right for us personally? We explore finding our walking sweet spot! Speaking of walking, there are new insights into why humans have such a relatively long …

109. Mindset Tweaks to Achieve Our Health Goals

February 16th, 2022


Can how we THINK make all the difference in the success we find in making our goals a reality? I’ll share research that answers that question! And we re-visit our conversation with Chef James Barry, and we’ll talk about …

108. A Shortcoming of Our Modern Diet: Chef James Barry Talks Nutrition, Cooking and Pluck

February 9th, 2022


Former personal chef to the stars James Barry joins us to talk about cooking, meal planning and the nutrients we’ve been missing by avoiding organ meats. He’s developed a versatile seasoning called Pluck that makes it …

107. Functional Fitness Through the Years with Stephanie Taddei (Pt. 2)

February 2nd, 2022


Fitness instructor Stephanie Taddei returns to share with us more motivating information! We talk about the importance of maintaining our muscle mass, about balance and how she fosters balance in her classes, and about …

106. A Menu of Movement Options with Instructor Stephanie Taddei

January 26th, 2022


A healthy “diet” of physical activity can include a lot of different kinds of movement. Fitness instructor Stephanie Taddei shares with us her approach to what to consider if we’re in the market to add in some different …

105. Improving Metabolic Health + Establishing Balance: Marty Kendall Returns!

January 19th, 2022


Protein leverage, fat/weight loss, diet culture and diets, metabolic health and more -- not easy topics, but we have Optimising Nutrition founder …

104. Data-Driven Tweaks: Fasting, Weight Loss, Insulin Resistance + More with Marty Kendall

January 12th, 2022


Diets don’t work, right? We know resolutions to shed excess fat usually backfire. Often, the same is true for folks trying to reduce blood sugar …

103. Walking Into the New Year + A Resolution Tweak + Becoming a Morning Person

January 5th, 2022


Though you and I probably aren’t underrating walking as a form of exercise, apparently some do! Here’s why they shouldn’t! We also talk about a kind …

102. Rest and Reset: A Short, PreAmble Episode

December 29th, 2021


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December 22nd, 2021


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100. Appreciation + Giveaways + Looking Ahead, While Walking!

December 15th, 2021


Prizes, insider info, and what’s ahead for 2022! Walk with me to celebrate 100 episodes of Wellness While Walking!


99. On the Menu Today: Happiness, with Dr. Scott Glassman Part 2

December 8th, 2021


Full-spectrum happiness is within our reach! Check out some more of the menu of activities and exercises Dr. Scott Glassman offers in his book and …

98. A Happier You! A Conversation with Scott Glassman, PsyD

December 1st, 2021


A Happier You? Sound good? I think so, too! There’s always room to uplevel our happiness, and Dr. Scott Glassman lays out some next steps we can take to make this happen. We talk about his book and program by the same …

97. Sarah Hart-Unger on Planning for Health + We Are the Average of Those Around Us

November 24th, 2021


Sarah Hart-Unger and I continue with our conversation and planning and living intentionally, and she shares wisdom about planning for health, wellbeing, fun and joy! Then, are we the average of the five people we’re …

96. Planning for Our Best Lives with Sarah Hart-Unger

November 17th, 2021


Planning can help us check the productivity box, but it can also guide us on our journey to live a full and vibrant life. Guest Sarah Hart-Unger …

95. Walk + Talk Therapy in Nature with Jen Udler: A Powerful Trifecta

November 10th, 2021


We’re doing a deep dive into the intersection of movement, nature and mental well-being with walk and talk therapist, Jen Udler of Positive Strides Therapy! Learn about the power of all aspects of this type of therapy, …

94. Swedish Death Cleaning + Tips for Stress Reduction and Movement While On the Road!

November 3rd, 2021


Are you trying to wrestle yourself free from a lifetime of clutter? Maybe Swedish Death Cleaning is for you!  We also wrap up our “Staying Healthy While Away From Home” series, talking stress reduction and movement, …

93. Food, Beverage + Sleep Tips While Traveling and How I Did on My Challenge!

October 27th, 2021


Fresh from my first big trip in years, I go through some of my best strategies for staying healthy while traveling, even in the current environment. Also, a big goal for this trip was to meet fellow podcasters, despite …

92. Hold Me Accountable + What Dogs Know + Join the #100thanks Campaign!

October 20th, 2021


Re-entering society after socially distancing? We talk about how I’m going to approach flying across the country for my first big gathering – a conference – in over 18 months! Help keep me to my goals! Then I gush over …

91. Now We Need 7,000 Steps?? And Why Our Wellness Efforts Might Leave us Tired

October 13th, 2021


How many steps are associated with a longer, healthier life? 7,000? 10,000? More? Fewer? Do we know the answer? And what about when your healthy …

90. Food Addiction: A New Take, Plus Teen Food Restriction and More with Abby Ellin

October 6th, 2021


Can food be addicting? After we tackle that dicey topic, we return to our chat with journalist Abby Ellin, this time covering food restriction, disordered teen eating, “fat camp,” interpersonal deception and trust. With …

89. Health and the Power of Quitting? Abby Ellin Explains

September 29th, 2021


Quitting Diet Coke™ as your superpower? Never underestimate the power of a quitter! We’ve got journalist, writer and podcaster Abby Ellin to weigh in on having an addiction to the drink, and what quitting means to her …

88. Decluttering for Clarity: Purging the Excess to Find Our Ideal Life with Mary Vraa

September 22nd, 2021


We delve into the importance of decluttering, beautifying, and simplifying our physical environments – especially our homes – to give us the clarity to go after our best lives with intention, energy and focus! Mary Vraa …

87. My Recent Health Mistakes Report Card + Talking to Strangers

September 15th, 2021


It's so easy to get off the path to health and well-being, so I share how I deviated from my grand wellness plan this summer! Maybe it will save you from some pitfalls on your own journey! And then we cover the …

86. Kicking a Habit: 8 Tips from a Health Coach Who’s Been There!

September 8th, 2021


Trying to change up a bad habit? As quitting Diet Coke™ hits the headlines, we run through several tips and tricks to help us lose a habit that’s not …

85: Getting More Veggies In: Replay, Plus New Segment!

September 1st, 2021


In this updated popular episode, we make the case for adding another vegetable or two into our diets, and then talk about how to do it easily and …

84. A Healthy Habit Change Advanced Gem + Back to Basics, Pt. 2

August 25th, 2021


Yep, this episode is chock full of some of the most practical next steps my clients work on with me -- we tackle morning routines, nutrition, our …

83. Back to Basics, Pt. 1 + The Motivation Behind Wellness While Walking

August 18th, 2021


The fundamentals of health are on tap today, as I speak with Jason Dowse about the importance and power of small changes in such arenas as sleep and stress. Join me for the first half of this interview that originally …

82. New Habits With Clean Slates + Fresh Starts: Help or Hype?

August 11th, 2021


How can we increase our odds of making successful health-related behavior changes? Could it be all about the timing? Tune in to learn from the …

81. What Are the Healthiest Fats to Cook With? And Other Qs and As!

August 4th, 2021


What are the healthiest fats for cooking? Olive oil? Vegetable oil? Lard? The answers might surprise you! We’ll tackle another question as well that might help you take your best kitchen game on the road! Don’t miss out!

80. "Walking Has Changed My Life:" Meet Erin and Be Inspired!

July 28th, 2021


Hear how Erin started her journey, what keeps her going and how it affects her life, as she nears her 500th consecutive day of walking. Her strength has made an impact on me, and I’m sure it’ll do the same for you. And …

79. Walking: News + Research That'll Put a Spring in Your Step!

July 21st, 2021


We catch up on walking and movement-related articles and studies, so if you’re a walker, there’s more ammunition in your pocket about how it’s a …

78. Walking Far, For a Purpose: The Trials, Tips, and Triumphs of Three Walkers

July 14th, 2021


Ep 78: Learn from 3 women who walked across their home state in an epic amalgamation of giving, teamwork, perseverance, fitness and tremendous personal growth. Plus, they give tips and tricks for us everyday walkers!


77. The Freeze Response: Getting Healthy After Being Stuck with Dr. Aimie Apigian, Part 2

July 7th, 2021


Our past history can stand in the way of our wellbeing. We'll need to acknowledge it and gently escort it out of our lives before we can regain our health. Don't worry, though -- this can happen and it won't be as hard …

76. An Expanded View of Trauma and How It Affects Us with Dr. Aimie Apigian

June 30th, 2021


If we want full and deep healing, we must take into account the traumas we've experienced, as they have a significant impact on our wellbeing. In …

75. Elimination Diets + My Stomach Acid Volcano + We All Could Use a Health Coach

June 23rd, 2021


Finally, we talk elimination diets -- why (and how) someone would systematically remove a set of foods from their diets. We also take Doc Koz' home …

74. Doc Koz, Part 2: The Gut is the Heart of the Matter!

June 16th, 2021


For millenia, we've known that the gut is central to our health and wellbeing. But sometimes we forget (for decades at a time, it seems!) Join Dr. Peter Koslowski (or Doc Koz) and me as we explore the digestive tract, …

73. Gut Health is Crucial for Overall Health with Doc Koz

June 9th, 2021


There's no such thing as health without a healthy gut! Join Dr. Peter Koslowski (or Doc Koz) and me as we wade through the digestive tract, and talk about what can go wrong and how to make it right for vibrant health …

72. Ageless Wellness Wisdom: A Conversation With Sarah Mikutel

June 2nd, 2021


We’ve got yet another tool in our toolkit to help us live our best lives. And this one’s an old one. Get moving or get comfy – you know yourself best …

71. Telomere Tell-All: Secrets Those Little DNA Caps Convey

May 26th, 2021


What can our collective telomeres tell us about our lives, our health and our longevity? We’ll back up a step, and talk about what they are and the …

70. My Blood Sugar Monitoring Experiment: The First Week With a Continuous Glucose Monitor

May 19th, 2021


Dr. Beverly Yates and I wrap up our conversation about Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar management. She reminds us that there is so much we can do to …

69. The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster: What It Is and How to Get Off of It!

May 12th, 2021


We chat with blood sugar expert, Dr. Beverly Yates about the epidemic of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Even if we’re far from the threshold of …

68.Lessons From a Robot + Our Self-Stories + Committed Action

May 5th, 2021


What might be getting in the way of progress on our health journey? We'll explore some options through the lens of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), on our own and with Dr. Diana Hill. I'll let you in on the …

67. Feeling Overwhelmed, Distracted and Anxious? Dr. Diana Hill Joins us to Help

April 28th, 2021


Dr. Diana Hill and I talk about how, in our hectic lives, we can so easily get stressed, overwhelmed and disconnected from what is most important for us. Dr. Hill gives us many options for how we can use ACT principles …

66. Hope for Autoimmunity and Chronic Illness Plus Meet Fellow Walker, Caroline!

April 21st, 2021


Julie Michelson and I wrap up our conversation about autoimmunity and chronic illness, and though these conditions can be so debilitating, there’s …

65. Autoimmunity and Healing Potential: A Conversation with Julie Michelson

April 14th, 2021


Healing from autoimmune and chronic disease is the subject of my conversation with Julie Michelson. We talk about how Julie approaches making changes …

64. 3 Brain Benefits of Walking + Let’s Detox our Self-Talk

April 7th, 2021


Let science blow your mind! Walking is so beneficial, and the effects make it from our feet to our brains! Our brains are under attack by our modern lifestyle, so let today’s information be a hand behind our backs, …

63. Who’s Behind Our Food and Why Does It Matter: A Conversation with Nutritionist Nimisha Gandhi

March 31st, 2021


In honor of Cesar Chavez Day and Farmworkers Awareness Week in the US, we’re talking about the state of farming and its implications for farmworkers; for us, our food and our health; and for the planet. We learn from …

62. Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365 is in the House: Organizing and Health

March 24th, 2021


Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365 joins us today for a lot of conversation about organization, but so much more! She shares her love of learning, her business journey, coming to realizations about weight and health, and her …

61. Continuous Glucose Monitors, Naked Fruit + Walking Variety

March 17th, 2021


We introduce Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), and what one user found about her daily mid-afternoon piece of fruit. We talk a bit about food combining and about remaining open-minded (with an embarrassing anecdote …

60. Lectin-Free/Plant Paradox Discussion Pt. 2 + Asking For Help + A Food Waste Tip

March 10th, 2021


Dr. Steven Gundry’s Plant Paradox plan is the subject of the first part of the episode, building off of last week’s conversation with Allana Pinkerton about her new lectin-free e-cookbook. We also touch on the …

59: Dietary Dogma, Being Open-Minded + Going Lectin-Free with Allana Pinkerton

March 3rd, 2021


We dip our toes in the morass of closed-mindedness and diet dogma, as we talk about the teachings of Dr. Austin Perlmutter once again to wrap up our coverage of his work – for now! And then we dive into the work of Dr. …

58. Dr. Austin Perlmutter, Pt 2: A Roadmap for Flourishing from Brain Wash

February 24th, 2021


Want to be healthier, happier and make a bigger difference in the world? Focusing on the brain can help us with those goals and more! There’s a disconnect between how our brains were designed and what our lives require …

57. Getting Our Brains On Our Own Team with Dr. Austin Perlmutter, Co-Author of Brain Wash (Pt. 1)

February 17th, 2021


Our brains aren’t functioning properly, and this has a tremendous impact on our day-to-day decisions and lives. Dr. Austin Perlmutter shares with us – in an understandable way – what’s going wrong in our brains, and how …

56. 3 Fats Facts + Clubhouse App + No Comparison!

February 10th, 2021


We tackle some fat fears and falsities, trying to make up for the decades when dietary fats were demonized. Then, do we judge ourselves too harshly, especially as it relates to those with whom we compare our progress …

55. A Health Journey Unfolds: Perseverence and Leadership with Molly Watts

February 3rd, 2021


We talk Alcoholics Anonymous, finding what works best for us on any health journey, and regrouping, reframing, and re-starting. Molly Watts of …

54. Our Relationships With Alcohol + Dry January with Molly Watts - Part 1

January 27th, 2021


Molly Watts of The Breaking the Bottle Legacy podcast joins us today to talk about alcohol, related health myths, abstinence, Dry January, and other …

53. Goals Deep Dive: SMART, Big Hairy Audacious + Otherwise!

January 20th, 2021


Goals and resolutions are helpful constructs, and today, we deconstruct some of what makes goals more likely to be reached. SMART goals, Big Hairy …

52. Friluftsliv: Getting Outdoors More, No Matter the Weather with Oliver Luke Delorie

January 13th, 2021


Can our Norwegian friends help us shift our mindset about spending more time outdoors, no matter the weather? How can we enjoy nature more, on our own terms? What are some baby steps we can take if we're just starting …

51. 3 Shifts to Improve Resolutions + The Sleep/Diet Connection

January 6th, 2021


Goals, intentions, targets or resolutions? No matter -- these mindset and action shifts will help make all of them more attainable! Also, we cover …

PreAmble #2: One Last Look at Your 2020

December 30th, 2020


In this PreAmble episode, where I catch you briefly before you walk or otherwise do your thing, I urge one last look back at 2020 as we turn toward the future. Happy new year to you! See you in 2021!



50. 2020 in Hindsight + Looking Ahead: Wellness, Walking and the Wheel of Life

December 23rd, 2020


Looking backward to see where we've been, we focus on 2020 and the first year of the Wellness While Walking podcast, before turning our sights on the …

49: Walking Daily with Dana and Mary: #walk20in20

December 16th, 2020


Join a fun chat with two listeners who've walked EVERY DAY in 2020! How did they do it? Why did they do it? What can we learn about their efforts, practices, and the benefits they’ve derived from their daily outings?


48. Cooking in a Pandemic: Kitchen Mindset Upgrade with Karen of Healthy Gluten-Free Family

December 9th, 2020


Cooking during COVID makes us more flexible cooks, and we benefit from home-cooked meals to support our health. We dish on strategies for stress-free meals, and Karen shares her tips for shopping for veggies. I talk …

47: Tips and Tricks for Making Cooking Manageable with Karen from Healthy Gluten-Free Family

December 2nd, 2020


Are you overwhelmed by cooking? So many of us are. My guest today helps us break down the kitchen overwhelm with some very doable strategies for making cooking more manageable, and tastier as well! Let’s dig in with …

46: Diet Soda, Love of Learning, + Gratitude for Health Care Workers

November 25th, 2020


Should I quit drinking diet soda? And if so, how??? What gets Carolyn up in the morning, and the power of our gratitude practice, especially for …

45. Our Daily Lives: Embracing + Elevating the Ordinary

November 18th, 2020


Can we shift our mindset around those pesky everyday tasks of life? Or change the way we do them so they are more fun? We might not ever embrace the …

44. 5 Paths to Wellness: Food, Movement, Stress Reduction, Sleep and Connection

November 11th, 2020


We break down fundamental wellness into categories, and have at them! Your mindset may be shifted as we talk healthy low-hanging fruit! Plus, I have …

43. The Case for Cooking (a bit!) + Resilience and Curiosity

November 4th, 2020


We chat about some reasons why we might consider cooking a bit more than we do. And then we tackle resilience and relying on our strengths to keep on …

42. Calories 101: To Count or Not to Count?

October 28th, 2020


Counting calories come to mind to many when the conversation turns to health and weight loss. But what are they really? And do we need to focus on them, or is worrying about calories a waste of time and energy? We’ll …

41. Departing Our Comfort Zones + Making New Friends

October 21st, 2020


Approaching life with curiosity and a growth mindset is correlated with wellbeing and life satisfaction. Those are the facts, but guest Terri from the Mixing Up Midlife podcast brings those ideas to life! Our …

40: The Ins and Outs of Coffee + Health and Health Decision-Making Clarity

October 14th, 2020


Episode 40: The Ins and Outs of Coffee and Health + Health Decision-Making Clarity

Is coffee good for us or should we quit drinking it? A …

39. My Coffee Journey: Flavored, Decaf, Rituals + A Wrong Turn

October 7th, 2020


We cover a lot of ground (he he) in this episode all about java! I've been around the block a few times when it comes to coffee. You'll hear all …

38: In Wellness + in Health: Walking, Cooking, Eating, + Learning Together

September 30th, 2020


What’s it like to live with a health coach? Our guest today tells all! Was he fully onboard or an unwitting accomplice? We'll find out today!



37. Math + Marcia Brady + “Just” Watch Your Language!

September 23rd, 2020


Are there investments we can make in our health now, especially for those of us who will spend more time indoors soon? We talk about how words – our …

36. To Snack or Not to Snack: Why, When and How + Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s Take on “Snacks”

September 16th, 2020


Need a snack to get you to stave off hunger until the next meal? What are the right times to snack, and what’s a healthy snack if we’re partaking? We’ll talk specific snack ideas and recipes. We won't bite off more than …

35: Reducing Inflammation, Belly Fat + Sugary Drinks

September 9th, 2020


We break Dr. Elizabeth Boham's wisdom into possible next small steps! Not sure about how to attack the inflammation that brings on disease or makes a fight with Covid more challenging? Listen in for doable next steps!


34. All About Walking and the Wellness While Walking Podcast

September 4th, 2020


Molly Watts and I talk all about walking and the motivation behind my starting this podcast on her show, Live Happier Longer. 

You can order Molly's …

PreAmble #1: Walk Kick-off + Podcasts to Check Out + Strengths

August 26th, 2020


In this brief episode, I duck in for a quick hello - to perhaps kick off a walk (PRE AMBLE!) or other activity, or just to say hey! I mention two podcasts on which I was a guest recently, and we briefly introduced a …

33. Food as Medicine, Gratitude, Movement + More with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

August 19th, 2020


Dr. Elizabeth Boham joins us again in a continuation from last week, to talk about the need to bring nutrition into medicine, the exercise/movement …

32. Dr. Elizabeth Boham: Reducing Inflammation for Optimal Health

August 12th, 2020


Inflammation is at the root of many of our most feared diseases. Today, with guest Dr. Elizabeth Boham, we talk about the small steps we can take to reduce inflammation so that we reduce our risk of developing …

31: Chewing the Fat (+Protein+Carbs) for Better Health

August 5th, 2020


Improved nutrition, more mindful eating, increased satiety and possible reduction in rates of dementia are all possible outcomes of…. chewing our …

30: 6 Lessons I Learned at Weight Watchers® + Other Tidbits!

July 29th, 2020


What can we borrow from one of the best-known diet and weight loss programs in the world, Weight Watchers® (now WW), even if we aren’t interested in dieting? And then we’ll do some listener and reviewer shout-outs and …

29. Leafy Greens are Life + Emily’s Weight Loss Journey Epilogue

July 22nd, 2020


Weight loss, mindset shifts, fasting and knowing herself (AND working with a coach!) were all part of Emily’s journey, and we wrap up our discussion of it today. And we focus on greens -- leafy greens (said like, “Bond. …

28. Emily’s Journey: Intermittent Fasting, Yoga, Mindset and More!

July 15th, 2020


We're talking weight loss, wellness and mindset today as we listen to guest Emily Prokop talk about her health journey! I’m sure you’re going to appreciate that she shared details of her action steps and mindset, all …

27. Toxins Are Making Us Sick and Heavy: 5 Steps to Keep Them at Bay

July 8th, 2020


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26. 10,000 Steps: Myth or Mandate? Plus, Toxic Products on Your Shelves

July 1st, 2020


Is 10,000 steps the end-all/be-all? We’ll check that out, plus we’ll talk about some big news in the health world that happened this week, and what you can do about staying on your health journey! Oh, and listener …

25. We Could Be Dancin', Yeah!

June 24th, 2020


Like walking, dancing is another inborn aspect of our humanness, and offers a nice complement to walking – even if it’s just bopping around the house!

24. Variety (Good? Bad?) and Dwelling on our Wins

June 17th, 2020


Let's use the principles behind a varied diet for good, and avoid the downsides. Also, why do we have a tendency to gloss over our wins and progress? …

23. Intermittent Walking and Japan Wellness Insights

June 10th, 2020


There are so many benefits of walking – we talk about a few, and the idea of intermittent walking! Then we travel to Japan to learn about how the …

Micro Episode: Walking in Solidarity

June 3rd, 2020


We are taking a break this week to listen to other voices and reflect at this historic time. 

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22. Making Time for Health: Productivity Talk Continued!

May 27th, 2020


We take insights and tips from the productivity world to help us on our health journeys. Plus, a Wellness While Walking community is in the works!

21. Productivity and Purpose With Laura McClellan

May 20th, 2020


Productivity just to fit more stuff into our brimming days? Nope. Productivity for a purpose? Sign us up!



Share photos from your walk!

For each Monday that you either:

1) post a …

20. Getting Real About COVID-19 (and our general health)

May 13th, 2020


We take on a tough issue today, but we also discuss how we can take some steps to improve the situation.



Share a photo from your walk!

For each Monday that you either:

1) post a …

19. My Pre-Diabetes Story

May 6th, 2020


Pre-diabetes – millions have it, and almost none of them know they do. Listen to the story of Carolyn’s own diagnosis, and what happened next. Plus, …

18. Prioritizing Positivity, Fermented Foods and Some Photo Fun

April 29th, 2020


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Chasing happiness can backfire. Today, we talk about another approach to wellbeing and …

17. 5 Ways to Get Walking When You’re Not Feeling It

April 22nd, 2020


In this short episode, Carolyn helps the reluctant walker get out the door. If walking’s not your thing, apply the 5 steps to whatever is!



16. Anxiety in a Different Light with Dr. Jill Stoddard

April 15th, 2020


Anxiety in the time of coronavirus (and in normal life) is the topic of a conversation with Dr. Jill Stoddard. We talk about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the wisdom (and sense of relief) of accepting anxiety …

15: Boost Immunity with Laughs, Tears and Water; Pets Helpful in a Crisis

April 8th, 2020


We discuss 3 easy ways to boost our immunity to the coronavirus, or any other virus. Dog owners walk more than other folks, and pets in general are …

14: Coronavirus Isolation, Curiosity, Gratitude and National Walking Day

April 1st, 2020


Fighting isolation through schedules, journaling and connection kicks off this episode. We also talk about the roles of cultivating gratitude and …

13. Slowing Down, Reaching Out, and Eating for Mood, Especially in a Crisis

March 25th, 2020


Keeping on top of our fundamentals and knowing ourselves are two keys to maintaining our wellbeing in a crisis. In this episode, we cover finding the silver linings in this and any situation for the benefit of our …

12. Coronavirus and Uncertainty: Taking Life Step by Step

March 18th, 2020


A lot has changed in the past week, and walking may now be an even bigger part of your routine. However, the stress and anxiety produced by the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be an obstacle; in this episode, we talk about …

11. Finding Our Tribe, Tough Love on Screens, Staying Healthy and Planning for Health

March 12th, 2020


Feeling part of a tribe is key to our wellbeing -- human beings want to belong to a tight community. We might think we don’t have the time to move our bodies, but new research says we spend 3+ hours a day on our screens …

10. Designing Your Path to Wellbeing

March 4th, 2020


Consider yourself the subject of your own lifestyle medicine experiment, becoming a study of 1. Address the low-hanging fruit of change by getting your Episode 1-10 Cheat Sheet, and don’t forget to tell a friend about …

9. 3 Simple Steps to Improving Our Lives Through Better Sleep

February 26th, 2020


Make sleep your superpower! How you sleep can affect the length of your life, and the quality of it! It contributes to your weight, your memory, your appearance, your physical health and your mental health. It’s …

8. Meditation and Mindfulness 101: What Are They and How To Do Them

February 19th, 2020


Meditation and mindfulness – what are they? The terms can mean so many things to so many people, but the science is clear: a small practice of it can …

7. Q&A: Fruit Sugar, Best Time to Walk and Is It Okay to Complain?

February 12th, 2020



SUMMARY - Episode 7

We tackle the topics of fruit and fruit sugar, the best time of day to walk, and complaining and venting in our first Q and A …

6. Decluttering for Health: What Does Organization Have To Do With It?

February 5th, 2020


Simplifying our spaces can have a huge impact on our health. We talk about organizing and decluttering for health – how to get started and what benefits to expect. And then we break down the idea of eating in …

5. 3 Easy Ways to Add More Vegetables to Our Diet and Designing Our Lives

January 29th, 2020


We make the case for adding more another vegetable or two into our diets, and then talk about how to do it seamlessly and deliciously! In the Destination: Life Design segment, we talk about setting up some boundaries …

4 How to be Happier: Taking Steps to Wellbeing

January 22nd, 2020


The science of wellbeing, Positive Psychology is an academic sub-discipline that can directly help us improve our lives and be happier! We delve a …

3 Chronic Disease (The Bad and the Good) and Mr. Rogers

January 15th, 2020


Chronic diseases have taken over as the primary causes of death in the developed world, and yet we seem ill-prepared to deal with them in our current healthcare system. But there is a silver lining in the bad news: we …

2 Moseying, Getting on Your Own List, A Crush and Cooking Under Pressure

January 8th, 2020



Getting on your own list is the battle cry for today’s episode, but we also cover new habits and finding your why’s and how’s. We discuss moseying, and how moving aimlessly is awesome, and also about a crush and its …

Bonus: How to Get Started Walking

January 1st, 2020


This reference bonus podcast gives you tools to get started walking, once you are cleared to do so by your doctor. Walking is the most natural form …

1 Our Wellness Walking Journeys

December 31st, 2019



We talk about how walking is the most natural form of movement for our bodies, and how “lifestyle walking” is likely enough exercise for many of us. We will touch on my journey back to health, which was comprised only …

Welcome to Wellness While Walking!

November 27th, 2019


Today, Carolyn explained her philosophy about a simple 30-minute walk being not just good enough, but great. There is much research to support that …

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