Episode #22 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Raising Kids Who Love Their Bodies with Dana Suchow
Episode #19 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: What's Helping Us Elevate Our Lives Right Now
In this episode, we interview Dana Suchow, an award-winning speaker and educator devoted to helping parents raise kids who love their bodies.
Dana opens up about her personal journey with eating disorders and how it sparked her current mission in helping parents and educators raise body confident children. We chat about diet culture and its impact on both children & parents, body confidence, intuitive eating and how parents can help kids develop healthy relationships with nutrition & movement.
Episode #18 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Protecting Who You Are and Preserving Your Identity while Parenting
Trav and I chat about what's really helping us elevate our lives right now. We open up about what's really helping us feel like we are moving past merely surviving to actually thriving in life. We discuss the importance of embracing cycles and seasons of life, how rest is COOL AF, conscious parenting mindsets we've adopted with our children, and how being mindful of the messages we receive is so crucial. Please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review our podcast. We would be forever grateful!
Episode #17 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Boundaries - Why You Need Them & How to Defend Them
This week, Trav and I chat about protecting your individuality in all seasons of life, especially parenthood. We talk about how you should approach valuing your own needs, finding the joy in your season of life, how carving out time for yourself is NOT a luxury, and how being the best parents you can be means showing your children that individual time carved out for yourself is a MUST in life.
Episode #16 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Setbacks & Staying Resilient
In this episode, Trav and Dani chat about why boundaries are important, why you desperately need them and how to protect them fiercely. Boundaries are KEY in protecting who we are and becoming who we want and need to be. So often we people please, we take on too much, we take on the problems of others, or we don't ask for exactly what we need. When we value ourselves, we are more able to implement boundaries that allow us to elevate ourselves and thrive.
Episode #15 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Breaking the Diet Cycle with Sustainable Nutrition for Life
Injuries. Major life turning points. Career shifts. A move. Setbacks are inevitable, and make us feel defeated, like we're losing traction, and sometimes have us feeling like a failure. How do you navigate setbacks without feeling like you're losing all your progress, whether it's in the gym, in your career, in a relationship or in life in general? In this episode, we share 4 lessons setbacks have taught us in our life, and how we still use these principles TO THIS DAY.
Episode #14 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Deep Relationships & Navigating Conflict
If you're constantly moving from one nutritional program or diet to another, this episode is full of information on breaking the diet cycle. This week, we chat about what nutrition for life looks like, why it's important to adopt a sustainable nutritional approach, and how easy it is to get caught up in the mix with new, shiny diet fads. We unpack how we came to look at nutrition for the long haul and how YOU can start changing your mindset about nutrition.
Episode #13 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: More Than Vanity - Why Body Confidence Matters
In today's episode, WE GO DEEP. We open up about deep relationships, why they are so important and how you can start cultivating deeper relationships in your own life. We share openly what's been successful in our own relationship of 19 years, as well as how we've navigated conflict over the years. We also discuss vulnerability and connection as the foundation of deep relationships and how trust, honesty, communication, praise and feedback are critical in developing relationships that go deeper.
Episode #12 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: How to Win in Your Business, Body, Relationships & Mindset w/ Andrew Sillitoe
In this episode, we chat about the importance of body confidence, why it matters and why it's more than just a female issue. We talk about how body confidence goes deeper than vanity, how it affect our mental health and wellbeing, and why understanding how to support someone with body confidence issues is such an important key in deep relationships.
Chicken Salad with Homemade Avocado Mayo
On today’s episode, we interview Andrew Sillitoe. He was a professional athlete, playing inline hockey in 11 championships for Team Great Britain and went on to become the team’s head coach. These days, Andrew is a business psychologist, performance coach, public speaker and author from Kent England.
His most recent book, The Four Keys, empowers people to take full responsibility in your business, body, relationships and mindset. We dive into Andrew’s personal experiences as an athlete turned business coach and chat about the Four Keys and how you need to get serious about finding balance across those 4 pillars to fast track success.
Episode #11 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Things We Wish We Knew When We Started This Journey
This chicken salad is super easy, delicious and amazingly versatile! It’s surprisingly easy to make your own mayo, so don’t fret… you got this! This chicken salad and avocado mayo is dairy and gluten free.
Episode #10 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: Your Questions Answered
Dani & Trav discuss things they wished they knew when they started this journey, including being wary of overly strict diets, understanding the nuances of nutrition, not chasing a number on a scale, having a focused fitness plan, embracing your personal journey and unique timeframe, the importance of rest and recovery, the importance of emotional health and challenging yourself.
Reaching Your Goals: Setting Yourself Up For Success
We answer 10 of our listeners top questions about nutrition and fitness, what it's like after losing a TON of weight, body image after weight loss, how we've navigated injuries and setbacks, how Dani began prioritizing her divinely feminine health AND MORE!
Episode #9 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: How Fear is Holding You Back
If you’ve moved past the initial hurdle of getting started, then you are well on your way, DOING THE WORK, propelling yourself towards your goals. But motivation fades, the newness and initial leaps of progress may turn to little, bitty steps that seem almost inconsequential. Discouragement sets in and starts stealing your joy.
You need to set yourself up for success. Support. Accountability. Reviewing Progress. Celebrating Small Wins. These are all proven ways to help you with the ups and downs and ensure you reach your goals.
Taking Action: Living Your Intentions & Reaching Your Goals
We share how fear shows up in our lives and can rob us from the ability to reach our goals. We uncover all the hidden ways fear plays a role in sabotaging our efforts. We break down the science of fear, the emotional aspect, as well as ways you can start retraining your brain to face fear with vulnerability.
Episode #8 LIFE BY THE RAINES PODCAST: PART 1 - WHY SETTING GOALS IS ONLY HALF THE EQUATION
You’ve created some goals and even married them with some really grounded intentions. Are you now wondering how you’ll actually start DOING THE WORK?
Taking action is a tough next step. It almost feels as if you’re free falling. Step 1 and 2 are setting intentions and goals. Understanding what could potentially hold you back from achieving those goals and dreams is step 3. Step 4 is ACTUALLY DOING THE WORK, and it feels like a giant step!
What's Holding You Back from Living Your Intentions & Reaching Your Goals?
Listen as we chat more about our blog post series on setting and achieving your goals. We break down the goal setting process and add in a VERY IMPORTANT piece of the puzzle: INTENTIONS.
What are S.M.A.R.T. Goals? What are Intentions? Why are Intentions the missing ingredient? We also chat about how to start forming your own intentions and why aligning your intentions with your goals IS THE MAGIC SAUCE in achieving your goals and dreams.
Pt. 3: Introducing Your Kids to a Thriving Life with Personal Growth - Episode #7 Life by the Raines Podcast
Are you TIRED of setting and never quite reaching your goals and YOUR DREAMS?
Fear, shame, expectation and self sabotage are all ways in which WE shortchange ourselves out of our own dreams. Yep, WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES.
But don’t fret, because you can totally give yourself the kick in the pants you need to GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY.
Why Setting Goals is Only Half the Equation
In this episode, we round out our 3 part series of Introducing Your Kids to a Thriving Life. This week’s episode is all about PERSONAL GROWTH, and how you can start cultivating these incredibly powerful skills with your children!
From mindset to meditation, to so much more in between, we share how you can EASILY peak your child’s interest, get them working on developing these skills, and really hone these qualities that empower your life.
Pt. 2: Introducing Your Kids to a Thriving Life with Movement - Episode #6 Life by the Raines Podcast
You know that feeling of creating a list of awesome goals, only to barely make a dent in that list a year later? Or, you scratch off a few goals midway through the year, then fall flat the rest of the year?
Setting goals is something we naturally do. It’s a valuable skill that helps us stay on track and get things done. Whether it’s formally or just in our heads, we typically have a few things on our mind that we want to accomplish in some time period.
But if you’ve ever struggled with HOW to set goals and actually ACHIEVE them, you’re in the right place.
In this episode, we dive into Part 2 of Introducing Your Kids to a Thriving Life with Nutrition. In this week’s episode, we chat about movement as a life skill you NEED to be focused on. What is movement? How do we incorporate movement into our daily lives? How do we get our kids involved AND get them EXCITED about it?