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Welcome to Wellness Glow Up, a community devoted to empowering women of color to prioritize nourishment of the mind, body, & soul. I’m your host Kayla Nedza, certified International Health Coach and founder of Wellness Glow Up Media. If you're looking to dive deep into topics around all things physical, spiritual, emotional, societal, and financial wellness, I got you. With every episode, my mission is to challenge your thinking of what it means to be well, be your personal hype woman, and h ...
 
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a phase where you’d describe your mood as “meh.” Whether you feel like you’re slowly moving through life with no clear direction or have an overall feeling of discontentment, Kayla has been there time and time again. While it can sometimes feel overwhelming to try and get out of a rut, Kayla’s hope is that you…
 
As a writer, psychiatrist, and mental health advocate, Sauyma Dave enjoys exploring the unique dynamics that exist in immigrant families. Her debut novel, Well-Behaved Indian Women, was featured in The New York Times Book Review, ELLE, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and more. Saumya's essays, articles, and poetry have been in outlets including The New York Time…
 
While Kayla is in a deep, reflective state, she takes a beat to share what’s been coming up for her as her 30th birthday approaches and describes the intentions she’s setting for herself moving forward. With any big milestone in life, there’s always a period of reflection for us to understand the major lessons we’ve learned - and to not repeat them…
 
As the owner of Mujer Magic, a platform and company helping guide women on their healing journey by using ancestral energy to become unapologetic for their magic, Georgina Juarez is all about tapping into our lineage. She’s here to share her wisdom to help us connect with our ancestors and work through our generational trauma to live fuller lives. …
 
Kayla has been working on her self trust for many years, and it wasn’t until recently that she realized how much progress she has made, and that she has stopped trying to look outside of herself for her decision making. While we all reach a point where we want to transition to trusting ourselves consistently and confidently, it can be a huge shift …
 
As the founder of FroeticSexology.com, a blog and social media platform that helps women and femmes identify who they are as sexual beings, Portia Brown is all about making sex education accessible. She’s here to share her wisdom through her own journey of sexual self-discovery and the inherent connection between spirituality and sexuality. She off…
 
In this real and raw episode, Kayla dives deep into her experience with being too much and the importance of reframing those projections from other people. She chops it up about those instances as a child where she was programmed to think that she’s too much and how she has released those ideals as she grew into an adult. She also shares different …
 
After going from a stay-at-home-mom to award-winning activist filmmaker, Top 100 podcaster, and sought-after Fortune 500 speaker, Denise Soler Cox uses her experience to transform lives through storytelling. She’s here to share her wisdom through her purpose to transform how we think about culture, identity, and what it means to belong. She offers …
 
In this super tactical episode, Kayla dives deep into her financial wellness picture and the importance of looking at her finances each month. She chops it up about her previous experiences within creating financial wellness and how she has set up structures within her finances to achieve her goals. She also shares a step-by-step action plan that c…
 
In this episode, Kayla chops it up with Erika del Pozo! Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and CEO, and co-founder of Joy Energy Time, a media and events company offering resources around burnout, stress, and holistic wellness in order to support the personal growth and well-being of healthcare professionals. She's also the co-…
 
In this incredibly reflective episode, Kayla shares the connection she’s created between understanding her sexual needs and knowing herself. She opens up about her previous experiences within her thought process related to sex and how she has dug deep to truly know what good sex means to her in how she wants to feel. She also shares why she thinks …
 
Acharya Shunya is here to ground you back into spirituality by reminding you that there’s so much more beyond what we see within the spiritual space. She’s the first female head of her 2,000-year-old Indian Vedic spiritual lineage and you can tell from the jump that her approach combines that historic lineage, with a modern take on what it means to…
 
Throughout the course of her healing journey, Kayla has found liberation in releasing the idea of “shoulds” and is turning her attention towards empowering herself to define her own wants and needs versus falling into the projections of others. Kayla hopes this episode will inspire you to reflect on where you’re creating ‘shoulds’ for yourself that…
 
Join Wellness Glow Up Media Founder, Kayla Nedza with special guest, Eve Guzman as she shares how she discovered macro tracking, why counting macros doesn’t have to be painful or restrictive, the importance of building self-confidence to be less obsessive about dieting, and so much more! Follow: Wellness Glow Up Media: @wellnessglowupmedia Kayla: @…
 
Join Wellness Glow Up Media Founder, Kayla Nedza with special guest, Amisha Ghadiali as she shares how we can redefine what a beautiful life looks like for each of us, the spiritual components of leadership, & how to create a vision for your leadership and life. Follow: Wellness Glow Up Media: @wellnessglowupmedia Kayla: @kaylanedza…
 
Join Wellness Glow Up Media Founder, Kayla Nedza with special guest, Dr. Jeanine Staples as she shares her secrets for how to come face to face with our love agreements, showing up in a different energy, and naming your pain patterns. Follow: Wellness Glow Up Media: @wellnessglowupmedia Kayla: @kaylanedza Free gift from Jeanine: https://thesupremel…
 
In this epsiode, Kayla chops it up with Graciela Rasor! Graciela Rasor is a spiritual guide with a sense of humor. An intuitive, energy healer and Human Design reader, she believes that all people -- not just the yogis and the raw vegans-- are entitled to a life that makes their soul happy. Graciela supports her clients in growing their authenticit…
 
Stop your scrolling. Are you getting caught up in feelings or beliefs that aren’t yours? In today’s innanet streets, it’s easy to get swept up in other people’s “stuff.” So today, the intention is to remember who the f*ck you are so that you can begin to take back control. Feel me? On today’s podcast episode, Kayla digs into regaining our inner gui…
 
Being well isn’t all nutrition and exercise. The energetics of our living spaces have been around for a very long time through the practice of feng shui. The practice of feng shui itself focuses on harmonizing your space’s energy flow. Tune in to today's episode to hear some of Kayla's favorite tips to create your own aligned space. Submit Your Que…
 
Stressed & noticing that your gut is following suit? Digestion is a key component of our wellness. More particularly, managing your nervous system to optimize your digestion is a key component of staying healthy. While stress is all around us, being more intentional with how we manage our digestion is critical. Press play for more on the tips and t…
 
Do you have spaces where you can authentically be yourself? With no judgement whatsoever? If you’ve struggled to find spaces where you can authentically drop in safely, there may be more things you need to take a look at. It’s important to find a balance between continually putting on a costume for others and creating safe spaces for yourself. Wann…
 
Anybody else feeling this Mars in Gemini energy or just us? Maybe feeling a little on edge? Experiencing more conflict out of nowhere? Feeling the need to pop off? We're right there with ya. Thankfully, Kayla is sharing a recent experience on the pod today to remind us how to lovingly and calmly take on conflict. Press play to hear the research beh…
 
We’ve all had those toxic friendships and have wondered what to do. Should you stay in it? Should you cut them off completely? But how should we look at friendships, really? In today’s episode, Kayla is answering a listener question talking about the different seasons of friendships, what to look for in a friendship, and defining your friendships o…
 
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…
 
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