Episode 277: Overcoming Overwhelm with Dr. Samantha Brody

On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Samantha Brody. Dr. Samantha is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, and the founder of Evergreen Natural Health Center in Portland, Oregon. For decades in her private practice and virtual consulting business Dr. Samantha has helped thousands of people transform their lives with her innovative, personalized approach. She is the author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Samantha when we both spoke at Marc and Angel Chernoff’s event Think Better, Live Better. After seeing her speak, I found that there was plenty of alignment with our work and asked her to come on the show. During this conversation we talk about her book, what she means by overwhelm, the steps she believes can help you overcome overwhelm, and the idea of resolutions. There is a lot that we cover in our discussion and I’m pleased to be able to finally bring it to you after many months of trying to make it happen. Enjoy!

Talking Points

  • This is how Dr. Samantha looks at overwhelm
  • Does Dr. Samantha believe in New Year’s Resolutions?
  • We start to dig into the steps Dr. Samantha reveals in her book
  • This the first step
  • Dr. Samantha shares her current values… along with the second step
  • How can someone stay on target with their values and the other elements Dr. Samantha shares in her work?
  • The third step is revealed…
  • I share a fitting story with Dr. Samantha about an obstacle that turned out to be a source of overwhelm
  • Dr. Samantha offers feedback after hearing the story of my stressor
  • What is “beauty way?”
  • Does Dr. Samantha journal? Does she believe the practice is helpful?
  • If someone was to start using what’s found in Dr. Samantha’s book, what’s the simplest first step to take?

Life throws curveballs at you. That’s just… life.”

– Dr. Samantha Brody

This episode has been in the works for some time and I’m glad I was able to deliver it to you at the start of a new calendar year – and a new decade. While resolutions can be a bit of a trap at this time of year, Dr. Samantha offers alternatives… sound strategies that won’t just help you in the year that’s just begun. They will help you for many years to come.

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