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Unraveling Together

Hosted by: Samantha Graber

Unraveling Together is a podcast for women who opt out of the narrative that our best years are behind us and that we are now relegated to the back burner of society. We know our best is before us.

The Unraveling Together Podcast is where we are free to talk about the things "we just don't talk about". Sharing wisdom with those who come after us is a crucial aspect of our personal growth.

Episode 044: Why Your Adrenals Need Extra Love During Midlife

 

I've got some hard-hitting tough love on tap for you along with 4 tips to implement right away for showing your adrenals some extra love during midlife.

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Episode 037: Keto Isn’t Just For Weight Loss. It Makes For A Blissful Brain Too!

 

Look around, mental health issues are steadily on the rise. You can’t scroll your social media feed without some reference to mental health. There is mounting evidence that eating to attain and maintain ketosis has a double whammy of the best kind when it comes to your body and brain.  When one loses weight in the form of body fat, it feels good on the inside…

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Episode 036: Diets Don’t Work. Do This Instead.

 

Have you ever gone on a diet? I have. And I don’t recommend it. Avoid those things like the plague. Being on a diet sucks all the joy out of life, doesn’t it? I’m not a betting woman, but if I were, I’d put money on the fact that you have tried to lose weight by cutting calories, choking down some chalky meal replacement shake…

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Episode 034: When Your “Let’s Get It On” Gets Up And Goes

 

Are you the kind of woman who likes to prepare for what she can, or do you fly by the seat of your pants? I only ask because this whole “menopause is an inevitable hell, so suck it up, plaster a plumped up smile on your face, and get back in there to juggle the…

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Episode 033: How To Balance Your Hormones Naturally In Perimenopause

 

Society’s messaging to seasoned women is that it’s all downhill from here and we should just take up as little space as possible. Our time has come, and it has gone. Excuse me!?! I think not. And in the spirit of keeping this PG…to them, I say, “Go pound sand!” If you’re a woman in…

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Episode 032: Why Community Matters In Perimenopause.

 

If you can relate to any of the following, this episode was created for you.  If you know a woman experiencing the following, forward this episode to her…she’ll be thankful that you did.   Your nerves are shot and everyone’s on that ONE you’ve got left. Or maybe you can’t lose your stubborn belly fat no…

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Episode 031: Cleaning Up The Metabolic Mess

 

You wouldn’t start a home makeover without taking out the trash. Nor would you redecorate your renovated home with tattered items on the verge of falling apart. Your body feels the same way toward its healing process. Healing any part of the human body starts with healing at a cellular level. It’s a process and…

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Episode 030: Make Peace, Not War. With Your Body That Is.

 

You’ll often hear me say, “the better you understand your body, the better you can care for it.” There’s a lot of truth to it. Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Ag…heck, all the “Bigs” bank on the fact that you don’t understand how your body works let alone the influence your food choices have on…

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Episode 029: “Lose Weight”. Another Phrase To Retire In 2022.

 

Women are beautiful in every shape and size.  And while I’m saying so, I want to go on record with this, “as women, our worth is not tied to our size, nor our gravitational pull.”  That is just a fact in my book. That is but one reason why the phrase “lose weight” has got to go! Buh-bye now. In this episode…

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Episode 028: Eat Meat To Lower Your Stress

 

“Eating Meat Can Lower My Stress?” I can hear you now…and yes it does. In this short podcast episode I’ll share with you how. When working per design you’d be hard-pressed to find a more efficient system than the human digestive system. Digestive issues arise when we are seduced into eating Frankenfood. “Food” that is…

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Episode 027: Is It “Just Stress” Or Is It Anxiety?

 

There is no such thing as “just stress”. Though we can’t control nor rid our lives of the stressors that cause stress, we can control how we respond (or react) to these stressors. Contrary to what “conventional wisdom” wants you to think, you have everything you need inside of you to counter the stress within….

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Episode 026: Perimenopause And Powerpoints

 

**Cue the red face, neck and chest.  Sh*t.  Here comes the sweat.**   This is a moment many women in perimenopause experience on the daily. Some women?  They have hot flushes all day, every day.  To say it is ”inconvenient” is the understatement of all understatements.  In this episode, I share a glimpse of what the women…

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Episode 025: How Success Favors A Tootsie Pop

 

I know this is weird, but I was thinking recently about how success is like a Tootsie Pop. I know, “Weirdo”, but hear me out. (And FYI, I take “weirdo” as a compliment!) In this episode I share my thoughts on resilience and how you can use it to cultivate a growth mindset. I just…

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Episode 019: Curiosity May Have Killed The Cat, But It Will Breathe Life Into You!

 

In this episode of the Unraveling Together Podcast, we are unpacking the concept of curiosity.  Because “Curiosity May Have Killed The Cat”, but it will breathe life into you!.   And I’m not talking about  just the “hmmm, I wonder how that works” level of curiosity mind you.  We’re talking channel your inner 3 year old stalking…

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Episode 018: How To Channel Your Inner Rebel

 

My Inner Rebel has never been a challenge to summon.  We’re thick as thieves and have roused many rebellions in our 50 years together.   One super cool addition that has come on scene in the past few years is her sidekick…”I Don’t Give A *BLEEP* ” (IDGA*BLEEP*).  Now in some circles the *BLEEP* stands for…

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Episode 016: How Mindfulness Tames The Drunken Monkey. Who Invited That Gal To The Party Anyway?

 

Making the decision is the easy part. No matter the subject at hand, deciding to do, or not do takes but a moment. It’s the follow through that brings along the difficulty, the resistance…and that furry little bugger that lives in our mind who has the attention span of…well.., a drunken monkey. This little guy…

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Episode 015: Resilience And The Role Peter Gabriel Plays In Mine

 

Peter Gabriel songs pepper the soundtrack of my life.   “Don’t Give Up” is among my favorite songs of all time.  The depth of emotion in the lyrics, the heaviness in the pregnant pauses. His voice. Hers.   It gets me every time.   One song of his that pops into my head a fair amount as of…

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Episode 014: “Eating Fat Makes You Fat” And Other Big Fat Lies You Need To Stop Believing

 

The gloves are off in this hard-hitting episode of the Unraveling Together Podcast. Just because something is regurgitated ad nauseum, doesn’t make it true.  The Earth is not flat, and eating fat does not make you fat, in and of itself.   This particular nutrition myth really gets me riled up.  There are many reasons for…

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Episode 013: Are You in the (E) Camp or the (F) Camp?

 

Your body has a built-in fuel gauge* much like the one in your car.  Instead of simply noting how much fuel is in the tank, the body’s fuel gauge determines whether we burn our food for energy or store it as fat. Insulin points the needle toward (E)mpty AKA “Energy” or (F)ull AKA “Fat”. If our fuel gauge points toward (E), we burn what we eat for fuel.  When…

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Episode 012: Slowly Drowning In A Sea Of “Not Okay-ness”

 

The deeper questions of life are rarely asked outside our own head. We choke down the feelings, often aided by a glass (or several) of wine before we hit the sack to try to sleep, yet again. All so we can get up the next day and “try” to answer the deeper questions we ask…

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Episode 011: This Is Jet Fuel For The Body & Brain, But You Can’t Buy It Anywhere.

 

Life as we know it can be stressful to say the least. Add to it the breakneck speed at which most of us operate, and it’s no wonder we have to jolt ourselves with caffeine or a sugar high multiple times a day. We jump from one thing to another because we’re always behind the…

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Episode 010: “You MUST Eat Every 2-3 Hours Or You’ll Go Into Starvation Mode”…and Other BS You’ve Been Force-Fed

 

Ahhh…the Holy Grail of fitness experts and obesity profiteers alike. We’ve all heard Conventional Wisdom’s reasoning behind the “eat every 2-3 hours” chant. “It will stoke your metabolic fire.” “You’ll have more energy.” And my favorite, “You’ll burn more calories”. Sorry to say, they’re all wrong. Truth is, whether frequent or all at once, the body burns the same amount of…

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Episode 009: The “Brain Bliss Trifecta” With A Most Welcome Mental Health Side Effect.

 

Look around, mental health issues are steadily on the rise.  You can’t scroll your social media feed without some reference to mental health. Depression and anxiety are more prevalent than ever.  Many midlife women are afflicted by some variation of mental health issues…could what we eat help our brain function and feel better?  I say “Yes, you betcha!”  As do many…

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Episode 008: Demystifying Your Metabolism. Why It ‘Slows Down’ In Midlife And What You Can Do About It.

 

Welcome back for the 5th and final episode in the Demystifying The Midlife Metabolism Podcast series. In this episode, I’ll share My Top 10 Midlife Metabolism Makeover Tips Letterman-Style no less. If you’ve not caught all of the episodes, be sure to do so ASAP…their links are below. Let me save you the frustration of…

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Episode 007: Doing Nothing And Still Losing Weight? Sounds Too Good To Be True!

 

When I wrapped up the last episode, I said “In addition to finding your specific combination of carbs, proteins, and fats…you can amp up your ability to be in ketosis by not eating all the time.” That is what I will introduce to you in this episode. There are two sides to the fat loss…

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Episode 006: Behind The Metabolic Curtain This Gal Calls the Shots

 

Welcome back for episode 3 in my 5-part podcast series on “Demystifying The #Metabolism …Why It Slows Down In Midlife And What You Can Do About It.” In this episode I pull back the metabolic curtain to give you a behind-the-scenes look at a teensy, tiny powerhouse that lives inside of you. She is nicknamed…

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Episode 005: Taking Out The Metabolic Trash

 

This is Part 2 in the 5-part series, “Demystifying the Metabolism… why it ‘slows down’ in midlife and what you can do about it. (No ‘Detox in a Box’ required.)” In this episode, I cover the first thing you must do to jumpstart your very own metabolism upgrade. There are 4 moving parts to Step…

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Episode 004: “Have You Seen My Metabolism? I Could Swear I Just Had It.”

 

Have you ever misplaced something and looked frantically for it everywhere you could think to look? That’s what many a midlife woman feels toward her energy, her ability to shed a few pounds and her libido. In this podcast episode, “Have You Seen My Metabolism? I Could Swear I Just Had It.”, we will start the…

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Episode 003: How To Find Your Passion In Midlife…Heck, Any Time In Life.

 

Finding your passion isn’t always an easy thing to do. However, if you want to be a successful business owner in the midlife station of life, time’s a tickin’! The time is now. Your future self will thank you. Take the time to figure out what you are passionate about. Starting with these three tips…

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Episode 002: The Emptiness Within That Never Gets Filled. Until We Do This.

 

Most “transformation” and self-development systems, books, programs, courses, seminars, etc. are good and they work on some level when applied, but they are incomplete.  They don’t dive deep into who YOU are, what makes YOU tick and how to diffuse the ticking timebomb that continually derails YOU from what you really, really, really want in…

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Episode 001: The Midlife Unraveling Requires Chutzpah And Heaping Helpings Of It

 

Unraveling requires inquiry. It requires studying. Analysis. Sifting. And sorting. It requires letting go of expectations we placed upon ourselves and allowed others to pile theirs upon. It is not a passive event. Not in the least. The unraveling is not for the meek, nor the delicate. It requires chutzpah and heaping helpings of it!…

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