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Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing hard! Everybody struggles with some aspect of it, no matter what they look like or what they tell you. There is no magic formula - a healthy lifestyle is a choice we need to make daily. This podcast is here to support, inform and entertain you on your journey towards health. Join Amy Chang and Fran Paradine, both Health Coaches, as they talk about their own struggles, interview super-cool “experts”, and discuss all topics related to health. Fran Paradine, LCSW, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach partners with women and men to overcome the mental and emotional roadblocks that stop them from reaching their optimal health. After spending 20 years in the mental health field and 10 years as a small business owner, Fran knows how difficult it can be to create lasting changes. She has counseled hundreds of individuals, mentored many more, and has created a podcast focused on the multi-faceted world of wellness called Creating Wellness. In addition to her work with individuals, she has operated a small business in her community, thus living the balancing act of work, family and health. Fran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Certification in Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching. Outside of her passion for Health Coaching, Fran loves to spend time with her family, particularly in the outdoors. She is deeply involved with the sport of lacrosse and is always up for a workout or trail run. Fran believes in the power of compassion and community, and knows that true change can only take place within a trusting relationship. Amy Chang, MS, RN, NBC-HWC Hey there! I am thrilled to share a little about me so you can get a sense of the passion and dedication that is present at Healthy Living Coaching. From Amy...I started my professional life in 1995 as a Registered Nurse with an Associate’s degree in Nursing. I loved my time at the bedside taking care of, educating, providing dignity, and comforting patients and their families. In 1999, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester (NY), and in 2002 finished my Master of Science in Nursing degree, becoming a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner. Later that year I was honored to pass my board exam and be a national board certified Adult, Acute Care, Critical Care Advanced Practice Nurse. Meanwhile, in my personal life, I became a mom in March of 2001 (Maggie), October of 2002 (Max), and again in November of 2004 (Molly)! It was a busy time and I chose to leave my nursing career for the moment and take on being a full-time Mom. In addition to being with the children, I found two passions: CrossFit, when I became an athlete, trainer, and eventually gym owner, and Hickory Day School, where I was president of the board and volunteer. As the children grew and my life shifted, I looked to reignite my professional life. I never let go of the nurse in me and now I had a new love for training people at CrossFit as well. I knew I loved both roles for the same reason — I got to educate and inspire people to take control of their health, have more confidence and self-efficacy, and thrive in their lives! I just wasn’t sure the best way for me to make this a career… Then BOOM! The perfect email at the perfect time perfectly intersected my passions. I opened an email from Duke Integrative Medicine offering the Health and Wellness Coaching program and I was lit!! Health coaching was my next big chapter. I attended the Foundation and Certification program offered at Duke over the next year (2019-2020) and Healthy Living Coaching was born! Since then I have worked with people to create inspired health for lit up living! It has been a calling for me and a privilege to walk alongside people as they take responsibility and power in areas of their health that have been lagging behind. Together, we go from defeated, anxious and out of control of their health to in control, “lighter” (in both ways!) and finding everyday joy.

Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing hard! Everybody struggles with some aspect of it, no matter what they look like or what they tell you. There is no magic formula - a healthy lifestyle is a choice we need to make daily. This podcast is here to support, inform and entertain you on your journey towards health. Join Amy Chang and Fran Paradine, both Health Coaches, as they talk about their own struggles, interview super-cool “experts”, and discuss all topics related to health. Fran Paradine, LCSW, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach partners with women and men to overcome the mental and emotional roadblocks that stop them from reaching their optimal health. After spending 20 years in the mental health field and 10 years as a small business owner, Fran knows how difficult it can be to create lasting changes. She has counseled hundreds of individuals, mentored many more, and has created a podcast focused on the multi-faceted world of wellness called Creating Wellness. In addition to her work with individuals, she has operated a small business in her community, thus living the balancing act of work, family and health. Fran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Certification in Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching. Outside of her passion for Health Coaching, Fran loves to spend time with her family, particularly in the outdoors. She is deeply involved with the sport of lacrosse and is always up for a workout or trail run. Fran believes in the power of compassion and community, and knows that true change can only take place within a trusting relationship. Amy Chang, MS, RN, NBC-HWC Hey there! I am thrilled to share a little about me so you can get a sense of the passion and dedication that is present at Healthy Living Coaching. From Amy...I started my professional life in 1995 as a Registered Nurse with an Associate’s degree in Nursing. I loved my time at the bedside taking care of, educating, providing dignity, and comforting patients and their families. In 1999, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester (NY), and in 2002 finished my Master of Science in Nursing degree, becoming a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner. Later that year I was honored to pass my board exam and be a national board certified Adult, Acute Care, Critical Care Advanced Practice Nurse. Meanwhile, in my personal life, I became a mom in March of 2001 (Maggie), October of 2002 (Max), and again in November of 2004 (Molly)! It was a busy time and I chose to leave my nursing career for the moment and take on being a full-time Mom. In addition to being with the children, I found two passions: CrossFit, when I became an athlete, trainer, and eventually gym owner, and Hickory Day School, where I was president of the board and volunteer. As the children grew and my life shifted, I looked to reignite my professional life. I never let go of the nurse in me and now I had a new love for training people at CrossFit as well. I knew I loved both roles for the same reason — I got to educate and inspire people to take control of their health, have more confidence and self-efficacy, and thrive in their lives! I just wasn’t sure the best way for me to make this a career… Then BOOM! The perfect email at the perfect time perfectly intersected my passions. I opened an email from Duke Integrative Medicine offering the Health and Wellness Coaching program and I was lit!! Health coaching was my next big chapter. I attended the Foundation and Certification program offered at Duke over the next year (2019-2020) and Healthy Living Coaching was born! Since then I have worked with people to create inspired health for lit up living! It has been a calling for me and a privilege to walk alongside people as they take responsibility and power in areas of their health that have been lagging behind. Together, we go from defeated, anxious and out of control of their health to in control, “lighter” (in both ways!) and finding everyday joy.

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Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing hard! Everybody struggles with some aspect of it, no matter what they look like or what they tell you. There is no magic formula - a healthy lifestyle is a choice we need to make daily. This podcast is here to support, inform and entertain you on your journey towards health. Join Amy Chang and Fran Paradine, both Health Coaches, as they talk about their own struggles, interview super-cool “experts”, and discuss all topics related to health. Fran Paradine, LCSW, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach partners with women and men to overcome the mental and emotional roadblocks that stop them from reaching their optimal health. After spending 20 years in the mental health field and 10 years as a small business owner, Fran knows how difficult it can be to create lasting changes. She has counseled hundreds of individuals, mentored many more, and has created a podcast focused on the multi-faceted world of wellness called Creating Wellness. In addition to her work with individuals, she has operated a small business in her community, thus living the balancing act of work, family and health. Fran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Certification in Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching. Outside of her passion for Health Coaching, Fran loves to spend time with her family, particularly in the outdoors. She is deeply involved with the sport of lacrosse and is always up for a workout or trail run. Fran believes in the power of compassion and community, and knows that true change can only take place within a trusting relationship. Amy Chang, MS, RN, NBC-HWC Hey there! I am thrilled to share a little about me so you can get a sense of the passion and dedication that is present at Healthy Living Coaching. From Amy...I started my professional life in 1995 as a Registered Nurse with an Associate’s degree in Nursing. I loved my time at the bedside taking care of, educating, providing dignity, and comforting patients and their families. In 1999, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester (NY), and in 2002 finished my Master of Science in Nursing degree, becoming a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner. Later that year I was honored to pass my board exam and be a national board certified Adult, Acute Care, Critical Care Advanced Practice Nurse. Meanwhile, in my personal life, I became a mom in March of 2001 (Maggie), October of 2002 (Max), and again in November of 2004 (Molly)! It was a busy time and I chose to leave my nursing career for the moment and take on being a full-time Mom. In addition to being with the children, I found two passions: CrossFit, when I became an athlete, trainer, and eventually gym owner, and Hickory Day School, where I was president of the board and volunteer. As the children grew and my life shifted, I looked to reignite my professional life. I never let go of the nurse in me and now I had a new love for training people at CrossFit as well. I knew I loved both roles for the same reason — I got to educate and inspire people to take control of their health, have more confidence and self-efficacy, and thrive in their lives! I just wasn’t sure the best way for me to make this a career… Then BOOM! The perfect email at the perfect time perfectly intersected my passions. I opened an email from Duke Integrative Medicine offering the Health and Wellness Coaching program and I was lit!! Health coaching was my next big chapter. I attended the Foundation and Certification program offered at Duke over the next year (2019-2020) and Healthy Living Coaching was born! Since then I have worked with people to create inspired health for lit up living! It has been a calling for me and a privilege to walk alongside people as they take responsibility and power in areas of their health that have been lagging behind. Together, we go from defeated, anxious and out of control of their health to in control, “lighter” (in both ways!) and finding everyday joy.

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English

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Episodes

Katrina Belmont

9/26/2022
Join Fran and Amy as they talk with Katrina Belmont, LCAS, LCMHC. Not only does Katrina have over 15 years of experience as a mental health practitioner (Resilence Therapy), but she has just opened a wellness studio as well (C7 Fitness Studio)! As the discussion weaves its way through all aspects of health, you will learn how Katrina has created a fitness studio that reaches beyond physical health and touches many other aspects of life. Katrina's book recommendations: The Gifts of...

Duration:00:42:14

Intermittent Fasting

9/12/2022
In this episode of the Healthy AF Podcast, Amy and Fran explore the topic of intermittent fasting. They talk about what IF is, the possible benefits of this way of eating, the difficulties some people face when starting IF, and the recognition that health is individualized so no one way of eating works for everyone. Join Amy & Fran as they share their personal experiences with IF and learn from each other! Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing hard! Everybody struggles with some...

Duration:00:35:11

Welcome to Healthy AF

8/29/2022
In this first-ever Healthy AF podcast, Fran and Amy introduce themselves and talk about their goals for this podcast. As you will learn, both Fran and Amy are health coaches, both are incredibly passionate about their work, and each comes to this work with a different perspective. Despite the fact that they might not always agree (health is complicated and individualized), you will no doubt be educated and entertained by their discussion. Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing...

Duration:00:40:11

Healthy AF

8/29/2022
Trying to get healthy and stay healthy is f-ing hard! Everybody struggles with some aspect of it, no matter what they look like or what they tell you. There is no magic formula - a healthy lifestyle is a choice we need to make daily. This podcast is here to support, inform and entertain you on your journey towards health. Join Amy and Fran, both Health Coaches, as they talk about their own struggles, interview super-cool “experts”, and discuss all topics related to health. Fran Paradine,...

Duration:00:00:46

Active Lifestyles and Supportive Communities with Taylor Keyes, TK Training

10/11/2021
Host Fran Paradine welcomes Taylor Keyes of TK Training to this episode of Creating Wellness. Taylor is a certified personal trainer, certified nutrition coach, and CrossFit Coach, and owner of her own mobile and online training business, TK TRAINING. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University and accreditations through the American College of Sports Medicine, among others. She has over 8 years of experience in her field from orthopedic and hospital settings to a variety...

Duration:00:57:40

Health and Entrepreneurship with Carrie Robitzer, Burn Boot Camp

9/20/2021
In this episode, host Fran Paradine welcomes Carrie Robitzer owner of Burn Boot Camp in Hickory, NC and Asheville, NC to discuss health and entrepreneurship. In addition to owning and operating these two high-energy fitness businesses, she manages to keep up with the active lives of her three children. Carrie lives in Mooresville but has strong roots in Hickory where both she and her husband, Scott, attended college at Lenoir-Rhyne University. This episode is sponsored by Incredible Edibles...

Duration:01:02:51

Changing Lives Through Health with Amy Chang

8/16/2021
In this episode of Creating Wellness, host Fran Paradine welcomes Amy Chang, Health Coach. Amy is passionate about helping people to change their lives through health. Amy brings invaluable knowledge to this type of coaching, pulling from her experience as an ICU nurse, Crossfit trainer, and mother of three, she has created a practice that truly helps individuals move towards health and wellness. Find Your Power with Healthy Living Coaching Facebook page This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:01:01:41

Financial Wellness with Kelle Huffman, Southeast Retirement Planners

7/12/2021
In this episode of Creating Wellness, Host Fran Paradine welcomes Kelle Huffman, Director of Client Services at Southeast Retirement Planners. Fran and Kelle discuss the ways in which having a financial plan is important to overall wellness. Kelle has some helpful ideas on how to create a financial plan on any income and talks about the mental health benefits of feeling in control of your money. This episode is sponsored by Incredible Edibles in Hickory, NC. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:48:04

Words and The Meaning We Attach To Them with Kathy Godfrey and Rae Jenkins

6/21/2021
In this episode of Creating Wellness, host Fran Paradine sits down with mother/daughter duo Kathy Godfrey and Rae Jenkins to discuss the power of words, writing, and story-telling. The conversation includes ways in which words, and the meaning we attach to them, have the ability to heal and foster growth. Kathy and Rae are the founders of Native South Writers Workshop (coming to Hickory in August 2022) and Bright Ideas Greetings. Direct Kathy Godfrey kwhitegodfrey@gmail.com Rae Jenkins...

Duration:01:13:33

Optimizing Vitality and Longevity with Dr. Elizabeth Beadle

5/24/2021
Join Creating Wellness host Fran Paradine as she discusses with Dr. Elizabeth Beadle about her methods of optimizing vitality and longevity. This is episode is sponsored by Incredible Edibles in Hickory, NC. Fran Paradine, co-owner of Incredible Edibles in Hickory NC, lacrosse official, retired therapist (who still has the skills), girls lacrosse coach, wife of a college coach, and mother of three pretty cool kids talks with the amazing women in our community who foster and support all...

Duration:01:03:55

Women Supporting Women with Michelle Morgan, Women's Resource Center

4/12/2021
Join Creating Wellness host Fran Paradine as she speaks with Michelle Morgan, Director of Women's Resource Center in Hickory, NC about the importance of community, connection, and women supporting women on our overall well-being. This episode of Creating Wellness is sponsored by Incredible Edibles in Hickory, NC Fran Paradine, co-owner of Incredible Edibles in Hickory NC, lacrosse official, retired therapist (who still has the skills), girls lacrosse coach, wife of a college coach, and...

Duration:00:58:16

Wellness & Education with Maggie Tremols

3/22/2021
Host Fran Paradine, welcomes Maggie Tremols to the first episode of Creating Wellness. Maggie is an Educational Consultant, Reading Specialist, Homeschool Educator at BOTI Academy. Discussed in this episode: Brain Inflamed by Kenneth Bock, MD This episode of Creating Wellness is sponsored by Incredible Edibles in Hickory, NC Fran Paradine, co-owner of Incredible Edibles in Hickory NC, lacrosse official, retired therapist (who still has the skills), girls lacrosse coach, wife of a college...

Duration:01:01:46

Creating Wellness

3/16/2021
Creating Wellness will dive deep with nutritionists, life coaches, therapists, fitness trainers, entrepreneurs, musicians, community leaders, artists, all types of women with exciting ideas about how we can support each other and support our own health. We will learn from the knowledge and experience of local women as we embark on this wellness journey together. The Creating Wellness podcast host is Fran Paradine, co-owner of Incredible Edibles in Hickory NC, lacrosse official, retired...

Duration:00:02:38