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Posts by Victoria Albina

Ep #61: The Nervous System & Your Health and Wellness

The Nervous System & Your Health and Wellness

Something I bring up often on the podcast is that it is vital to understand your nervous system so that you can have awareness and name what’s going on for you. Without knowing what is going on, you can’t actively support yourself and it’s much more challenging to know what the next right thing to…

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Coping Mechanisms and Obsessive Thoughts

Coping Mechanisms and Obsessive Thoughts

Functional medicine is so much more than choking down a fistful of supplements every day or doing a dozen lab tests. I believe deeply in root cause medicine. And the longer I do this work, the more clarity I have that self-love is the key to healing. It is only from a place of true…

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Ep #60: Antidotes to Control

Antidotes to Control

Last week, we dove into the concept of control and why we, as humans, have the desire to control what is ultimately uncontrollable. On the podcast today, I’m offering some antidotes and remedies to help you move through that desire to control, to help you feel better by attending to what you can control: you.…

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Negative Self-Talk

Negative Self-Talk

We’ve all done it. we’ve all heard ourselves say, “Oh, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t eat vegetables, who doesn’t work out, who doesn’t finish what I started, whose always late, who doesn’t drink water, who always procrastinates, who gets angry at the drop of a hat, who’s always anxious, who is a workaholic,…

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Ep #59: Understanding Your Desire to Control

Understanding Your Desire to Control

This week, we’re talking about control, the cousin of uncertain thinking, which we discussed in the last episode. I’m not here to tell you that your negative thoughts aren’t valid, but being able to take a challenging situation and pause to look at your individual thoughts is going to stop you from turning it into…

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Stress Response Cycle

Stress Response Cycle

Stress. We’re all awash with it in this day and age. We’re even more aware of it with everything going on right now. While our actual lives are rarely in danger, our bodies can feel like we’re about to be killed and eaten. And they respond how they’re supposed to be flooding our perfect little…

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Ep #58: Uncertainty

Uncertainty

We’re living in uncertain times in the midst of a pandemic, but the truth, my loves, is that life has been and always will be uncertain. We all have moments where we freak out, panic, and spin out in our thoughts, and it’s completely normal. What I want to offer to you today is that…

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Uncertainty

Uncertainty

Uncertainty is in the air right now, along with fear, worry, confusion. Today, my darling, we’ll be talking about uncertainty and how you can support yourself now, as ever. Whether you’re reading this during the COVID-19 quarantine or long after, the central message and tenants are the same. Life is full of uncertainty and accepting…

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Ep #57: Perfectionism: Keeping Your Enemy Close

Perfectionism: Keeping Your Enemy Close

On last week’s show, I dove into how perfectionism can show up in our lives, how it holds us back, and where it may have come from. If you haven’t checked it out, I highly encourage you to go back and listen, because today, I’m offering some simple steps on how you can start to…

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