Start the year off right with four game-changing wellness podcasts.
It’s a brand new year, and you know what that means: goals and resolutions. January offers a fresh start, especially for those wanting to make strategic lifestyle changes. And though changing habits can be difficult, you don’t have to do it alone. Find encouragement, support, and expert advice with these wonderful wellness podcasts.
The Mindset Mentor
Episode length: 15-20 minutes
With over 1,000 episodes to date, this podcast aims to help listeners find more motivation, direction, and focus. Drawing from multiple fields of study, including psychology, neurology, and cognitive behavioral therapy, host Rob Dial shares applicable, practical guidance for accomplishing goals and shifting mindsets, especially when it comes to overcoming hurdles that might be preventing progress. The episodes are intentionally thought-provoking, prompting listeners to examine their behavior and daily habits.
Therapy in a Nutshell
Episode length: 5-20 minutes
The title says it all: this podcast provides short and sweet episodes packed with practical tips and tidbits, all centered on mental health. Hosted by Emma McAdam, a licensed marriage and family therapist, this podcast covers topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and more. Episodes are quick, informative, yet surprisingly soothing, thanks to McAdam’s calming voice. While not intended to be a replacement for therapy, this show gives a taste of what someone might discuss with a therapist.
We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
Episode length: 1 hour
While physical and mental health are important components of wellness, so too is social health. Hosted by bestselling author Glennon Doyle, her wife, Abby Wambach, and Doyle’s sister, Amanda Doyle, this podcast is about all the hard things we go through as humans. The show combines candid discussions and interviews with experts, producing two weekly episodes. Listening to this dynamic trio be honest and open about their struggles can’t help but make you feel less alone, seen, and encouraged to keep going, even when it’s hard.
Local Spotlight: Redefining Health Podcast
Episode length: 15-45 minutes
Hosted by Victoria Yates, a Greenville resident and registered nurse, this podcast centers on intuitive eating and helping people heal their relationship with food. Also a certified health coach, Yates provides practical tips for dealing with all the inherent challenges of rejecting diet culture and finding peace with food. By engaging in topics like emotional eating, gentle nutrition, and managing stress, this podcast is a great guide for anyone who wants to prioritize health and stop dieting for good.
Other Wellness Podcasts to Check Out:
- The Minimalists
- The Happiness Lab
- TED Health
- Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction
- Huberman Lab
- The Overwhelmed Brain
Discover Local Talent
We interviewed local podcaster Sam Kearney, host of Live Life in Motion, in our April 2022 edition. Read all about Sam and his journey at towncarolina.com/turning-up-the-dial