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Welcome to The Wellness Glow Up Podcast, a weekly show devoted to empowering womxn of color to prioritize nourishment of the mind, body, & soul. I’m your host Kayla Nedza, certified International Health Coach and Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Wellness Glow Up Media, the wellness company dedicated to womxn of color's healing through mindful self discovery and consciously celebrating our presence in this world. This short-form show typically runs for between 10 and 15 minutes and releas ...
 
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From the Global Wellness Institute, "the global wellness economy is currently valued at $4.5 trillion" and we know it will continue to grow in the future. In today's episode, Kayla answers a listener question about her predictions for the future of the wellness industry. She shares her thoughts as to the keys to wellness moving forward, the busines…
 
Are you inadvertently blocking your intuition? While there’s many different ways to experience our intuitive hits, we need to know how we unconsciously block things in our conscious mind. Honing your intuition takes practice, so the more we can get clear on what’s blocking us, the more we can dive into our own knowing. Press play if you’re ready to…
 
Got your mind on the money and the money on the mind? We feel you. On today's episode, Kayla is answering your questions on managing money during times of crisis, ways to level up your investing, and busting myths about the "shiny object" syndrome in investing. Tune in as Kayla walks you through everything you need to know to own your investments a…
 
Struggling to make intuitive decisions? Since no decision making comes without pros and cons, it might be tricky to make a sure fire decision for all things big and small. That’s why we wanted to pull out a tool that Kayla swears by in decision making: human design. While all of us have followed many years of deep conditioning that trains us to fol…
 
While there’s a lot of research coming out about the importance of how many hours of sleep you’re getting each night, Kayla argues it’s not just about quantity, it’s about quality. If you’re looking to glow up your sleep hygiene, hit play to find out what you need to consider to get a restful night’s sleep and tips on how to sleep better! Resources…
 
When you’re deep in self development or healing work, it can be hard to know if the work you’re doing is actually working. Because let’s be real: there’s no litmus test of sorts that allows us to do so since it’s so variable for everyone. However, if you're looking for 3 ways to see just how much progress you’ve made, Kayla is sharing what’s worked…
 
When it comes to wellness, connecting with nature is key — and it can all start with plants. Whether you’re a certified plant Mom or a newbie looking to add more plants to your space, it’s important to know how plants can contribute to our well being. If you’re looking to dive deeper into the science behind our health and plants, we got you. Check …
 
Between planets, houses, signs, trines, conjunctions, squares, etc, you may not know where to start with astrology and how to access the power of your natal chart. And let’s keep it 100: your natal chart can get complicated. So if all of the parts of your natal chart are overwhelming, hit play for some 101 level astrology where Kayla talks about th…
 
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in your car alone singing along to Destiny’s Child like “it's just emotions taking me over.” If you answered yes, the feelings wheel is here to help you manage those emotions. To help us better understand our emotions and communicate them better, Kayla is talking about how she’s used the feelings wheel to underst…
 
The #1 question Kayla got when she was a health coach was "what is this keto thing?" and "is it all it's cracked up to be?" Finding and implementing the right information about any style of eating is challenging in these innanet streets - it's also scary to try something new (especially when you may feel pressured by the larger nutrition space to t…
 
In this episode, Kayla's diving deep into her 3 of her favorite, non fluffy manifestation techniques that have helped her to manifest things into her world and amped up the law of attraction. If you're looking for tangible, and clear steps to begin manifesting, you're going to love these 3 law of attraction approaches. Let's get into all of the woo…
 
Between body love, body positivity, body acceptance, etc, there's a lot of conversation being had on what the "right" terminology is and the ways in which we think about our bodies. On today's episode, Kayla is talking about why the majority of these terms still lead to body obsession in our body-centric culture, the unrealistic expectation of how …
 
If you're ready to get into a super sexy topic, look no further than our discussion on IBS today. In this episode, Kayla shares her flare up history and how to handle when flare ups occur. Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome attack can vary from person to person, but Kayla shares her personal experience about her symptoms, her toolbox of tricks to…
 
If you’ve been in the wellness industry long enough, you’ve heard the term “hold space.” But what in the world does it mean anyways? In today’s episode, Kayla breaks down what it means to hold space, what she’s learned from her own experience with relation to her relationships, and what to think about if you’re looking to hold more space for people…
 
Let's talk about successful relationships. If you're looking for that "sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' with no makeup on" kinda love, then we've got you covered. Today Kayla is sharing what researchers call the #1 determinant of your relationships' success & she's breaking down the biggest takeaways from that research. So if you're ready to glow up…
 
Deep in the midst of 2020, Kayla found herself knee deep in articles, podcasts, blogs, you name it. Advice is everywhere and has become rampant with the boom of the internet, but it becomes increasingly important to discern between which advice we take and don't take. Hit play to hear how Kayla is moving away from letting experiences of others (who…
 
Vitamin D is often cited as a "key micronutrient" for a reason: it keeps us healthy. While many people in the US are Vitamin D deficient, it's incredibly imperative for people of color as a 2009 study found that "97% of Black Americans and 90% of Latinx people had low vitamin D levels." So if you're concerned about your vitamin D levels, hit play f…
 
Maybe you've felt like you don’t belong in a particular space. Or that your friends, peers or coworkers are going to discover you’re a fraud? Or maybe that you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments? These are consistent lies we consistently tell ourselves due to imposter syndrome and today we're breaking down tangible and tactical way…
 
In 2021, we’re all about leveling up our wealth and a big piece of that is our savings. In today’s episode, we’re breaking down a key component of your savings that’ll help to accelerate your savings goals. We’re also dropping some gems on the difference between your savings accounts and how your money can be working hard for ya! ⬇️ High Yield Savi…
 
We're at the end of the road with our final journal prompt of the 31 day challenge and we're wrapping it up with talking about your relationship with celebration. We're on day 31, and today's discussion is all things celebration as we create a connection between the relationship with have with celebrating ourselves and the relationship we have with…
 
Continuing on with day 30, we're getting really deep to talk about politics. Through reflecting about how we approach both local and national politics, we can learn the role it plays in our understanding of health and wellness. Our goal in today's prompt is to do just that and debunk the myth of how wellness isn't political. If you're looking for a…
 
Today we're kicking off day 29 and talking all about toxins. As we start to become more aware of what we put in and on our body and the impact on our health, we want to review your relationship with toxins. If you're looking for a community that sees you, that affirms you, and that courageously advocates for you, we have something special coming so…
 
If you've noticed that your language in speaking to yourself has been less than ideal, we're right there with you. On today's episode and reflection prompt, the theme is all about our relationship with our language. We're here to empower you by bringing you back to yourself to reflect on your ability to cultivate a nourishing relationship with how …
 
Fam, we're officially on day 27 of the 31 day reflection challenge and we're moving forward with our reflection challenge by talking about our energy. As the great philosopher Drake says "Got a lot of people tryna drain me of my energy." Our goal in today's reflection prompt is to get deep into how we manage our energy in situations, relationships,…
 
Today’s reflection prompt: “What's your relationship with your future self?” We like to think of our future selves as our highest selves in transforming into the person we want to be, so we're reviewing the relationship with that future self in establishing what that looks like for each of us. If you're looking for a community that sees you, that a…
 
Have you caught yourself saying "I wish I could go back to when I was x age?" This episode is for those who have been playing the game of reminiscing on our past selves, while also working to be more in the present. We're diving into how we can both be grateful for our past selves, but also keep it pushing to not always live in the past. If you're …
 
Let's talk about your relationship with the seasons sis. We're on day 24 of our reflection challenge, and today's discussion is all things 'changing of the seasons' as we create a connection between the relationship we have with the seasons and the relationship we have with ourselves in being more in ease, flow, and adaptability. If you're looking …
 
Continuing on with day 23, we're getting really deep to talk about your purpose. Through reflecting about how we decide on what our purpose is, we can learn where we're using purpose as a mechanism for shrinking ourselves, and where we're using it to expand ourselves. Our goal in today's prompt is to do just that. If you're looking for a community …
 
Today we're kicking off day 22 and talking all about your creativity. If you feel like your creativity has been stifled or you're first stepping into your creative flow, we got you. Our goal in today's prompt is to reflect on your relationship with your creativity, how it has shifted in the past year, and how you can give yourself permission to liv…
 
If you think about the majority of our days and how we spend them, most of them are in front of our digital devices and in digital spaces. On today's episode and reflection prompt, the theme is all about our relationship with our digital spaces. We're here to empower you by bringing you back to yourself to reflect on your ability to cultivate a nou…
 
Fam, we're officially on day 20 of the 31 day reflection challenge and we're moving forward with our reflection challenge by talking about our homes and environment. With being home the majority of 2020 (and potentially moving forward for an unknown amount of time), we wanted to provide a space to reflect on our relationship with our home space. Ou…
 
Today’s reflection prompt: “What's your relationship with spirituality?” We like to think of spirituality as the individual relationship we all have with our own spiritual practice, so we're reviewing all parts of our relationship with spirituality in establishing what that looks like for each of us. If you're looking for a community that sees you,…
 
From Mindful, "Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us."This episode is for those who have a long term commitment to mindfulness, those who feel like they're back and forth with mindfulness, and those who have been str…
 
Let's talk about your rest and sleep sis. We're on day 17 of our reflection challenge, and today's discussion is all things rest and sleep as we create a connection between the relationship we have with our rest and sleep and the relationship we have with ourselves in creating solid sleep hygiene accompanied with a regular rest routine. If you're l…
 
Continuing on with day 16, we're going even deeper with our conversation about boundaries and having a much needed discussion about anger. Through reflecting about how we express (or even repress) our anger, we can learn where we're using anger as a mechanism for shrinking ourselves, and where we're using it to expand ourselves. Our goal in today's…
 
Today we're kicking off day 15 and talking all about physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries. If you feel like you're selfish, self centered, or apprehensive for potentially being shamed for your boundaries, we're here to help you move past those feelings. Our goal in today's prompt is to reflect on your relationship with your boundaries, how…
 
Let's talk about sex baby (cue Salt-N-Pepa). On today's episode and reflection prompt, the theme is all about our relationship with our sexuality. We're here to empower you by bringing you back to yourself to reflect on your ability to cultivate a version of your sexual wellness & being that feels good to you. If you're looking for a community that…
 
Fam, we're officially on day 13 of the 31 day reflection challenge and we're getting into the thick of our reflection challenge by talking about our culture. With racial injustice at the forefront of 2020 (and most other years for that matter), we wanted to provide a space to reflect on our relationship with our culture(s). Our goal in today's refl…
 
Today’s reflection prompt: “What's your relationship with money?” We like to think of money as the energetic exchange for products and services, so we're reviewing all our relationship with money with both receiving and giving as we're all looking to build our wealth and net worth. If you're looking for a community that sees you, that affirms you, …
 
From Oxford Languages, "Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose."This episode is for those who have a long term commitment to success, those who feel like they're flirting with success, and those who have been consciously (or unconsciously) hiding from success. We're diving into how we can redefine and create purpose around what success …
 
Let's talk about your career and what you're doing for a living sis. We're on day 10 of our reflection challenge, and today's discussion is all things career as we create a connection between the relationship we have with our career and the relationship we have with ourselves in creating said career. If you're looking for a community that sees you,…
 
Continuing on with day 9, we're going even deeper after our conversation about your body and talking about the relationship you have with clothing. Through reflecting about the clothes we put on our body, we can learn where we're using clothing as a mechanism for creativity and expression, and where we're using it to shrink ourselves. Our goal in t…
 
Today we're kicking off day 8 and talking all about that beautiful body of yours (Body-ody-ody-ody-ody-ody). With diet culture, beauty standards placed on us by society, and perpetual image of how our bodies 'should' look, we can become removed from getting back in touch with our bodies. Our goal in today's prompt is to reflect on your relationship…
 
You didn't think that we would talk about romance and families and not talk about our friends, did you? On today's episode and reflection prompt, the theme is all about our relationship with our sisterhoods, squads, and communities we've created or want to cultivate. We're here to empower you by bringing you back to yourself to reflect on your abil…
 
Fam, we're officially on day 6 of the 31 day reflection challenge and to continue our theme of relationships, today we're diving deep into our relationships with our own families. In the midst of the holiday season (& keeping in mind that it's been a year to say the least), there's a lot that can or has already shown up in our relationships with ou…
 
Today’s reflection prompt: “What's your relationship with dating and love?” We like to think of relationships as the state of being connected to something, so we're reviewing all of our current relationships and the connections we have within them. Remember that cuffing season can also include cultivating your own self love. If you're looking for a…
 
From Oxford Languages, "Self care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health."This episode is for those who have a solid self care practice, those who want to get started with a self care practice, and those who started a self care practice but wants to shake some things up in 2021. If you're looking for a community th…
 
Let’s say it together: I move my body to feel good, expansive, and to give myself energy. We're on day 3 of our reflection challenge, and today's discussion is all things movement as we create a connection between the relationship with have with movement and the relationship we have with ourselves. If you're looking for a community that sees you, t…
 
Continuing on with day 2, we're going even deeper to talk about the relationship you have with ease.Through reflecting about ease, we can learn where we're creating ease and where we're actually making things harder on ourselves. Our goal in today's prompt is to do just that. If you're looking for a community that sees you, that affirms you, and th…
 
Today's the day fam! We're kicking our 31 day reflection challenge off with all things food and nutrition. With diet culture, improper food education, and stress, food can often become a difficult topic to discuss as it can be loaded with under the surface conditioning. Our goal in today's prompt is to reflect on your relationship with food, how it…
 
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