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On today’s episode, I’m interviewing a dear friend of ours named Dr. Samantha, who is the author of the book Overcoming Overwhelm. Alyssa and I met Dr. Samantha the same way we’ve met many of our friends over the past few years—we were passing through her city and she invited us to park our RV in her driveway.
Even though we just stayed a few days together, there have been so many things that Dr. Samantha shared with us that have stuck with me, specifically around self-care and our health. When we packed up to leave, she actually wrote a prescription for Alyssa that said: “Drink lots of lattes and learn to relax.” She advised me to stop eating so many bowls of cereal in a day and to switch to a healthier alternative, like smoothies. (Who knew eating three bowls of Cheerios a day wasn’t a good idea??)
Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, and the founder of Evergreen Natural Health Center in Portland, Oregon. She’s had more than 30,000 patient visits over the past two decades. She is a sought-after speaker and has been featured as an expert in the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, HuffPost and occasionally hosts random RVers in her driveway.
While she’s not an RVer, I brought her onto the podcast for a couple of reasons:
She helps people overcome a sense of overwhelm. While her actual job title is much more than this one thing, I feel like we’re in this era where so many people are trying to do too much and burning themselves out—myself included.
She’s worked with a number of entrepreneurs over the past two decades in her practice to help them get clarity on their values and what’s most important. I feel this is just a really important topic to dig into for anyone who’s trying to create a business of their own.
What we talk about in this episode:
- Understanding stress and overwhelm
- Identifying where it is coming from in your life
- Determining your values and what is most important
- Using your values and other insights to overcome overwhelm