Episode 013: How to Support Your Body Throughout Burnout with Kelly Agnew
Episode 013: Show Notes
I hope you're ready for an amazing episode because DAMN does this episode teach A LOT. For Episode 013 I invited Kelly Agnew onto the show to talk about her four pillars to help support your body throughout burnout.
As entrepreneurs, let alone entrepreneurs living with mental health conditions, we're destined to hit burnout once or twice (or ten times!) in our career. When Kelly brought this topic to me, it couldn't have been at a better time. This past November I was smack dab in the middle of possibly the worst burnout of my entrepreneurial career. So clearly, the topic of how to COMBAT burning out and get back to a positive healthy lifestyle, was something I really wanted to share with you all!
And let me tell you, if you're one of the fortunate souls who hasn't felt burn out before... take Kelly's four pillars to heart because you do not want to enter that nasty place.
So what are these pillars that Kelly and I talk about?
The 4 Pillars to Support Your Body Throughout Burnout
- Diet / Nutrition
We dive deep into these pillars so you're going to want to dedicate a good hour to listening to this episode!
You're going to hear a little about our personal experiences with burnout, why you shouldn't be giving 100% of yourself at work, vitamins you should totally be taking when you're stressed or burnt out, and oh my goodness so much more. Let's just say that I've given up coffee after having this conversation.... well for the most part 😉
We even cover what a Naturopath (ND) is and how they can help you differently than a Medical Doctor (MD), how it's actually a biological response when you start craving junk food when you're stressed, and why protein and healthy fats are essential for every meal to avoid burning out.
And what's a Shining From The Shadows episode without a little meditation, stress management talk and obviously we mention the power of the best free resource... breathing!
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Today's Guest: Kelly Agnew
Kelly Maia Agnew, CNP, ROHP, RNCP is a holistic nutritionist with a passion for supporting individuals on their journey to optimal health. Originally graduating from university with a marketing degree, she began a corporate career in buying for a large corporation. After neglecting her health and quickly burning out, she was motivated to make a career change. She chose to study with the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and graduated in November 2017 at the top of her class with First Class Honours.
Kelly is the founder of Kelly Maia Nutrition, an online wellness company where she aims to empower and inspire women on their journey to healthy living. After experiencing adrenal fatigue twice in the past five years, she has learned the importance of slowing down and supporting the body with a holistic approach to diet and lifestyle. She believes that nutrition is the foundation of health, and through supportive nutritional practices we can all thrive with energy, vitality and happiness.
As a part of her online business, Kelly runs her signature 6-week online program From Burnt Out to Balanced twice a year. In addition to her work online, she consults with clients 1-on-1, delivers presentations around the Ottawa area, and engages with the health and wellness community as often as she can.
Kelly is registered with the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants and has earned the following designations: Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP), along with her designation as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP).