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Author: Natasha Caleel

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Each week, your host Natasha Caleel, postpartum corrective exercise specialist, occupational therapist, and women's health coach, breaks down one of the many aspects of motherhood. We dissect all the physical, mental, emotional, and social issues related to birthing and raising children and provide tangible advice and guidance to help you overcome obstacles and start feeling like yourself again.
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Today we talk with my dear friend and colleague Mariangelica Duque, Positive Psychology Health Coach, former child actor, screenwriter, and local Santa Barbara mom. We dive into a very real and raw conversation about her life experiences and the lifelong struggle of being overweight and the steps that she has taken to find her identity amongst diet culture. We also discuss how reinventing yourself is a beautiful thing, and there is no limit to where your experiences can take you. We...
In this solo episode we dive into my top 10 tips to staying on track with your health and fitness goals while on vacation. I also give a little debrief on how my solo spring break Mom and daughter trip to London and Paris went...the good, the bad, and the major takeaways. In this tips we address - Activity while on vacation - Mindful eating tips - My go to snack hack - The importance of ditching the perfectionist mentality - Why family vacations aren't always 'va...
In this episode, we chat with nutritionist Kayece Flood, owner of Raising Tiny Foodies, about nourishing “picky” eaters. She gives us some great tips on what NOT to do and what we CAN do to build healthy and fun mealtime behaviors. In this episode, we discuss Is your child picky or a selective eater? Are you making this biggest mistake when dealing with a selective eater? 3 best tips for feeding your kids a balanced meal When should you seek professional help? Ho...
Going to be real with you here, this was a hard one for me to record. But I believe in being honest and pulling the curtain back on everything you see online. In this episode we discuss high functioning anxiety and at the end I leave you with 6 very valuable take aways that have helped me change my mindset over the past few years. Recently I started to really focus on healing parts of me I'd rather ignore. But after my divorce I was facing complete burnout and my health really started to suff...
In this episode, we chat with Emilee Gisler...wife, mom of 3 kids, and physical therapist assistant (PTA) turned healthcare specialized virtual assistant. Emilee has been a PTA for the past 7 years, working in various settings, including her most recent being an outpatient clinic where she started to specialize in women's health, primarily pregnancy and postpartum rehab. Emilee went on maternity leave in October with her third baby and decided shortly after that she would not be ready to retu...
In today’s episode we chat with entrepreneur and mother, Veronica Medina, Owner of Community Clayworks in the Santa Ynez Valley. Some important takeaways…The ups and downs of starting a business as an entrepreneurial mother, and the steps she took to get there. Finding your identity again as a mother How to model important life skills for your child, why bringing them to work with you is a good thing Important local resources available for women who are looking to start th...
In today's solo episode, we are talking all about nutrition. Come with me as I mentally walk through the grocery store and give you some insight into how I make better food choices these days. I am all about eating a well-balanced, holistic diet, and our days revolve around eating tasty, nutritious food... not a starvation diet. Summarizing what I buy as a personal trainer, busy mom, and entrepreneur. Some key takeaways from this episode...- My nutrition philosophy is loosely influenced ...
In today’s episode we are talking all things Imposter Syndrome or as we like to call it Imposter Phenomena. I am excited to welcome my friend and colleague Carrie Cohen. Carrie is a Licensed Psychotherapist and has had a private practice for over 20 years. Since expanding her work into the online space, she provides psychotherapy informed coaching to entrepreneurs and women. As a Holistic Health Coach, Certified Nutrition Coach, Gut Health Specialist and Rapid Transformational Therapy Practit...
On this week's solo episode we discuss rib flare, which is when one or both sides of your ribcage 'flare' out to the front or side, causing ribs that appear more prominent or other related issues. This can be especially common postpartum! What I thought was going to be a fairly boring topic to make some TikToks about ended up getting so much traction I knew it needed a solo episode on my podcast. Rib flare can be caused by poor posture, pelvic tilt, weak or imbalanced abdominals, pregnancy, i...
This week we are chatting with my dear friend and former client Libertad Kaddatz, mom of 2, exercise enthusiast, community volunteer, and lifestyle photographer. We are discussing how your "why" for working out can change throughout the years and how our past beliefs, family upbringing, and future goals can affect that. As a coach who has worked exclusively with postpartum women since 2014, I am always intrigued by the reasons why someone hired me and how long it took for them to come to...
In this solo episode, we talk ALL about diastasis recti. This topic is near and dear to me as it is the reason I started my postpartum fitness business in the first place nine years ago. The three-finger-width gaping hole in my abdomen came as a major surprise after I had my daughter, so I set out to learn everything there was to know about it and how to fix it without surgery. In this episode, we discuss - Fear mongering and DR - My own personal experience - Why the lists of "bad" exercises ...
I have been procrastinating starting this podcast for YEARS. But I made it my goal for 2022 to get it live, so naturally, I left it to the last week of the year. The perfectionist in me was holding me back, and I didn't want to get started until everything was perfect and the "time was right." I know this is how many of my clients feel about starting a new fitness program, so it was about time I took my own advice. If you don’t know me, my name is Natasha Caleel. I am a postpartum c...
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