The Brad Weisman Show

Balancing Mind, Body and Devices: Technology's Impact on Youth

March 07, 2024 Brad Weisman, Realtor
The Brad Weisman Show
Balancing Mind, Body and Devices: Technology's Impact on Youth
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Have you ever considered the intricate dance of mental and physical wellness in your life?  In a riveting discussion with Inspired Wellness's dynamic trio—Jessica Janiszewski, Felicia Lambrose, and CEO Toni Ray—we peel back the layers of holistic wellbeing. Jessica, with her clinical prowess, delves into the crucial integration of mental health services within education and business sectors.  Felicia invites us into the world of Inspired Balance Life, underscoring the harmony between mental and physical health. And Toni Ray orchestrates the ensemble, highlighting the seamless teamwork that supports their mission. Together, they confront the issues of anxiety, depression, and the evolving challenge of communication in the digital age, particularly among adolescents.

The digital landscape is a double-edged sword, especially for our youth.  In the throes of a global pandemic, technology became a beacon of connectivity, yet it has since morphed into a potential addiction with far-reaching implications.  Our guests probe the impact of COVID-19 on the communication skills of high schoolers, discussing the dilemma faced by parents in moderating screen time without stifling the benefits of technology.  We further explore the accelerated maturity forced upon children by social media and highlight the importance of preserving sacred family time, untouched by the frenzy of youth sports and extracurriculars.

Finishing off our enlightening conversation, we journey through the strategies that fortify wellness and mental health.  It's all about nurturing a positive mental landscape, where gratitude transforms our daily experiences.  We share nuggets of wisdom like nightly gratitude practices for restful sleep and starting the day on a brighter note. Recognizing when to seek professional help is also key, as we discuss the changing perceptions and diminishing stigma surrounding therapy.  Listen in as we uncover the value in focusing on the positives, seeking support when necessary, and remembering that you're never alone on your path to wellness.  

"A must listen for parents." - Brad W.
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Speaker 2:

From real estate to real life and everything in between, the Brad Wiseman show and now your host, brad Wiseman. All right, all right, here we are, we are in the studio and this you think I've done special shows before this is a really special show. We have three dynamic. Listen to them giggling already. You know, when you get three girls together, hugo, in a studio, they start giggling right away. We have three amazing women here. We have Jessica Genesiske, we have Felicia Lambrose and Tony Ray here of inspired wellness and happened to know you guys, all of you. So that's, that's good, and this is the first time that we've had four adults in the studio well, five, including Hugo, in the studio at one time on the show. So you, you, you get the record.

Speaker 3:

It's the first time for everything, we feel special. Oh, you are very special.

Speaker 2:

Cause I remember I said you know you can only, I can only do record two. And and Jess said well, there's three. But yeah, I can only record two, but there's three. So what you're saying is we're recording three, there's gotta be three, so let's figure it out. Oh my goodness. Well, let's hop into this. Here, you, you, the three you are. I have a company called inspired wellness and maybe we can go around. You can tell me what you do or what your title is, jess, if you want to start.

Speaker 4:

Sure, I'm the director of clinical services for inspired wellness, so I handle all of the clinical side of things.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 4:

So any of the therapies, any of the relationships that we have with the local schools, businesses supervising any of our interns or new graduates, I just basically deal with the clinical side of things.

Speaker 2:

Basically it sounds like a lot.

Speaker 4:

She says basic.

Speaker 2:

She gives a laundry list and says it's just basics.

Speaker 4:

Just basics, no stress.

Speaker 2:

No stress at all yeah, and then Felicia. What are you doing there?

Speaker 1:

I'm actually the director of inspired balance life, which is our newest wellness division Awesome. So you're doing a lot of wellness and you may have seen me quite a few times on a wellness Wednesday, so I take care of that as well. So I kind of you know, help promote the wellness side of the business.

Speaker 2:

And we'll learn more about that. Because we're going to talk about that? Because I think a lot of times people think with wellness, with what you guys are doing, that it's just about you know therapists and therapy and things like that.

Speaker 3:

But there's so much more to it.

Speaker 2:

There's the physical side to it and that's pretty, pretty cool. So we'll talk about that too.

Speaker 3:

So, tony, last but not least, of course, I am the CEO and I handle most of the things behind the scenes, which I prefer to be but it all wouldn't work if it wasn't for the rest of our team and everybody that we can trust and respect and and get the job done.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's awesome. That's awesome. And how did you guys come to about to do this? I mean, did you just you knew each other before, or whatever, and all of a sudden you're like you know what, we all have the same interests. Let's get together and do this.

Speaker 3:

We were lucky enough to all know each other in some respect prior to working together, which I think is pretty cool. Jess and I took the bus together when we were six, so there's that.

Speaker 2:

Did you ever think on that yellow bus that you would be going therapy together?

Speaker 3:

No, no, no.

Speaker 2:

You probably needed therapy at that time though. I'm just what I'm thinking. Maybe that's awesome, well, that's cool. And then in Felicia, I know you guys are very good friends.

Speaker 1:

Yes, Jess and I went to grad school together and been friends ever since.

Speaker 2:

Amazing. And Tony and I actually used to work together too.

Speaker 1:

No bus. You were on the bus, I wasn't on the bus and I'm kind of upset about that. I was. I wish I was, but no, I was not. It would have been fun, it probably would have been. Yes, maybe in trouble, something like that.

Speaker 2:

So let's get into what you guys do. I have some questions here. Some of them are like deep questions, some of them are not, some are just basic questions, but let's just see where it goes. Questions you guys do individuals, couples and also group therapy, so you do all of it, okay. What do you feel that you is being done the most?

Speaker 4:

I think that we're dealing mostly, I would say. We see adolescents in our office and also we're contracted with 10 different schools, so we do a lot of work with the younger population. We still see adults and stuff as well, but some of the things that we see most often in the office are anxiety issues, some depression issues, even just basic communication learning how to communicate with one another.

Speaker 2:

That's interesting.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, and I think that part of that is social media maybe. Well, I think we started with COVID.

Speaker 2:

COVID, because you couldn't communicate as much.

Speaker 4:

So what was going on was, like the high schoolers right now, they were in middle school during that time, and middle school is one of the biggest times for learning how to understand your feelings. We all have feelings, but we don't always know what they feel like, what they mean, and we kind of learn that more in middle school years, and then we learn how to communicate effectively with one another based on those feelings.

Speaker 2:

Interesting. So you never knew that. So we learned that in middle school.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, middle school we learned how to communicate.

Speaker 2:

I still don't know how to communicate.

Speaker 4:

It's amazing, then you need to tell me yes, maybe.

Speaker 3:

I need to go back.

Speaker 2:

yes, yes, For some reason, hugo, I think at the end of this thing I'm gonna be doing therapy. I'm gonna be in the corner of there crying or something. I don't know what's gonna happen, or yoga, or yoga. I'll take the yoga part, but that's interesting. So you're saying with COVID, so COVID did affect things, then Absolutely. We saw an effect from COVID.

Speaker 4:

Absolutely, and the real issue now is, yes, you mentioned screen time and social media and kids are spending a lot of time on there, but it's a catch 22 because when COVID happened they had no communication with the outside world. And their only option was through devices, right. And so now they have this addiction to devices and suddenly it's a problem. So it's kind of like teaching them how to communicate and how to enjoy things in the outside world again without needing that screen constantly there.

Speaker 2:

So you think COVID kind of like put a like, almost like steroids on the whole issue of the screens and cell phones and things like that.

Speaker 4:

Sure, and I think even as a parent. My daughter was in elementary school at the time, but I promoted the iPad being able to FaceTime your friends. We couldn't see them, we couldn't hug them and I didn't want her to feel alone and it was a scary time for all of us to navigate, and so having her being able to still see her friends and have those interactions with her friends was important. So I'm like, yes, facetime, facetime. But now it's like you see them on the phones and it's like give it a go.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, now you can't get them away from them, and that's where we're at now.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and it's interesting because I think we really struggle. I know and we've talked about this Jess and I and my wife, or our kids, are friends, so you guys know that, and so we talk about these things, and the thing that's interesting is that you want to give them that cell phone at a certain age and we had said 13,. Of course, catherine's 11 and she already has one but we said 13. And there's not really a number that you can put on it. I think a lot of its responsibilities. But the thing too is you think about emergencies and when our kids are busy doing so many things, it's also. Hey, if you're at dance and you're done early, let me know, or you're going late, let me know. How do you do that without a cell phone?

Speaker 1:

Right, how did we do it? How did we do it? Well, you know what, though, the sports I think the sports side of things now has, is also on steroids, I would say, because there's club sports now. I think sports when we were growing up was nothing like.

Speaker 3:

It was the school sports. Sundays were days for rest.

Speaker 1:

And now there's games on Sundays and there's practices on.

Speaker 3:

Sundays.

Speaker 2:

And tournaments Friday nights. Yes, who's coming up with the Friday night stuff?

Speaker 1:

by the way, that really really is not cool. I know I hear you.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I mean Saturday and Friday nights should be left for mommy and daddy.

Speaker 1:

Yes, agreed.

Speaker 2:

Right, that's adult time. Yes, exactly, so that's interesting. So the things that we thought were there to help them during COVID have gotten out of control. Yeah, and I think it was heading that direction before COVID.

Speaker 4:

Absolutely.

Speaker 2:

Too much screen time. And the thing is, if you think about it, you go from cell phone to TV, to Alexa on the thing on your counter. That's another screen. We're looking at it. So there's just screens everywhere, and there's times and I'm guilty of it too I'll be on my laptop watching TV. So what am I really doing effectively? Right, and that's the other thing that you kind of get a little worried about.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, Well, and that's you know. They made laptops. Now, when we were kids we didn't have laptops, so it's so much easier to take that screen with you wherever you go, absolutely.

Speaker 2:

And remember the lady in the mall. Yes, yes, lady in the mall. There was on her phone and fell into the fountain.

Speaker 1:

Yes, fall into the fountain.

Speaker 4:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

That's why you don't go on your screen and walk. This is the reason right here.

Speaker 4:

I want text and walk. That would happen to me, that would happen. That would happen to me, that would happen to me.

Speaker 2:

Oh, let's move on. We talked about social media. Let's talk about the fast paced lives we have. You know, and I think also, along with that, fast words are we. Are they growing up too fast? Are they getting responsibilities too early? Are we? Are we not letting them be kids?

Speaker 4:

Sure, I think. I think not to go back to social media, but I think that that definitely plays a role in them growing up fast as well.

Speaker 3:

Oh right.

Speaker 4:

I remember being a kid and I didn't really know what a name ran was, until I was in high school and now my 10 year old. Her entire Christmas list was Lulu, lemon or Stan Lee's, and you know different face products, and so it's just a different world, like when I was in fifth grade I was worried about a soccer game. I wasn't worried about what face wash I was using.

Speaker 2:

The face wash has become an issue in this household.

Speaker 4:

So Brad and I recently and our families went to the beach together and our daughters like could have opened a Sephora with all the makeup and face products that they brought. But my point is, they see this stuff on these sites and then they they don't even know why they want them other than everybody else has that by these influencers.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you're right, it was great.

Speaker 2:

Use it, buy it, and so before it was just a commercial on TV. So the only time you saw a commercial or saw anything. And what they don't realize is that those influencers are basically commercials.

Speaker 1:

Yes, that's what they're doing.

Speaker 2:

They're, they're, they're getting into your mind.

Speaker 1:

They're selling, they're selling.

Speaker 3:

They're selling.

Speaker 2:

So what do we do? What do we do? Do we limit the screen time, do we? Yes, you do you put like those blocks on and stuff.

Speaker 4:

Yeah yeah, perennial blocks are really good, any way that you can limit it.

Speaker 2:

I think you just showed Jess how to do that. You told her how to do a block, like how to stop that Right.

Speaker 4:

You can have it shut off at a certain time every night I use it sometimes as a reward, although when my daughter has the opportunity to play with Catherine, we don't worry about.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, we don't need the screen time.

Speaker 4:

So I think, just really being mindful of the sites that your kids are on as well as limiting their time on those sites, watching the time of day that they're on them. The worst thing you can do any of us can do is to be on some kind of device right before bed. Yeah Right, If we're trying to go to bed and we're on these devices, it's stimulating our brains and we're going to have a harder time falling asleep.

Speaker 2:

So true, and I've heard that before. I've dealt with anxiety over my life at different times and, what's interesting, one of the things that they talked about was sleep. Was that making sure your brain knows that the bed is for sleep?

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

Because if you're watching TV, if you're on your phone doing those things, your subconscious doesn't know that it just thinks it's an everyday place. It doesn't know that it's a place to sleep, so you have to train yourself to know that that's a place to sleep. So it's an interesting point, and a lot of us do it, though. Who here has their phone next to their bed? Oh, even the therapist. I'm guilty of it, but we use it for alarms.

Speaker 1:

Exactly, we use it for weather. We were buying them for a lot of things, for weather, right.

Speaker 2:

You know the kids getting called off for snow things. It's funny how this is all coming back to screen time. Interesting right.

Speaker 3:

I think the other thing, in addition to limiting, is educating them. So just talking to your kids and knowing Good point, just educating them on that.

Speaker 2:

Everything that you see is not real, yeah, and you know it's funny too, and not to interrupt you and you go back to it. But what's interesting that you said that, because it brought up something for me, is that you know when Jess, my wife, jess, I have to always say my wife Jess, because we have another Jess here. And when she says to Catherine hey, you've been on for five hours today. Even Catherine is upset about that, you know what I mean. She'll hear that number and go oh my gosh, that's way too much. So, it's true, just having that conversation and not yelling about it, just saying hey. By the way, you were on there for four hours today. Think about what else you could have done those four hours.

Speaker 1:

Yes, that's why, I'm really big on taking breaks from this entirely, like if you're gonna go for a walk, you don't need your phone. I mean, if you're going, you know, with other people.

Speaker 3:

If you're going in the woods and it's dark take your damn phone.

Speaker 1:

But you know it's okay to put it down and go outside, or, you know, just do something else.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I agree.

Speaker 4:

I think some of that too is like you said giving them other options. I think, sometimes our kids. If they don't have each other to play with, they're like well, I'm bored, I don't know what else to do, and the easiest thing to do is to pick up a device. But maybe you know telling your kids well, why don't we do a puzzle, why don't we play a game? Why don't we, you know, watch a movie together, whatever that looks? Like but giving them other ideas of how to spend the time.

Speaker 2:

Absolutely.

Speaker 4:

So that the go-to isn't the device.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, because that's really what it has been, and that's once again because of COVID.

Speaker 1:

Yes, you couldn't do anything else. Our kids don't know how to be bored anymore.

Speaker 2:

Oh, my gosh, that is so true. It's okay to be bored, so true, and they are so uncomfortable. My gosh, it's not just our house, no.

Speaker 1:

The kids are so uncomfortable with being bored, but boredom is so good for them and their development.

Speaker 2:

So when my kids what do you say when they say they're bored? What do you say? What's?

Speaker 4:

the answer to that. My response go to the Weissman.

Speaker 2:

I had a feeling that's what was going on. And then I have to have a pound and a half of bacon, because your daughter loves so much bacon in the mornings. But yes, so what's? And it's so true. Like we hear that a lot, I'm bored.

Speaker 3:

I'm bored.

Speaker 2:

Well, it's amazing, there has to be time for downtime.

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

You know, go in your room and just think.

Speaker 1:

Exactly Read a book.

Speaker 2:

Yes, Do something that your brain's not racing.

Speaker 4:

Yeah. So my daughter's really big on journaling. So if I'm like, she's like I'm bored, I'm like why don't you go up Now? She does journal on her laptop, so there is a device involved. But I'm like take a half hour, 45 minutes in just journal.

Speaker 3:

I love that.

Speaker 4:

And so that's her downtime, that's her quiet time, yes, and that's kind of what works for us. Or I'm like go do an art project, something like that. But not everything has to be constant Over stimulation, right, constantly it's amazing.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's interesting. So let's get into the other thing. I was thinking too, and I don't want to get into religion and all that stuff. We're not here to talk, but there is the belief in higher beings, which has been a part of our society for thousands and thousands of years. Do we feel that a belief in a higher being is also kind of missing, or a belief in something that's bigger than yourself? I think if you don't have a belief in something bigger than yourself and I'm not a super religious person, but I do believe that there's something out there, there's something bigger than us I think sometimes what happens if you don't have that? You tend to have an issue with your ego, because you think that you are everything.

Speaker 1:

Right, right.

Speaker 2:

So do you see that anywhere? Do you see that starting to break down or anything like that? You guys are like I can't believe you brought up religion. This is not what we talked about.

Speaker 4:

What I can say to that is that I see a lot of kids voicing their beliefs more than just going along with the way they were raised. So it's different in that we grew up in. I personally grew up Catholic, so I went to church a Catholic church. I went to a Catholic school, I went to high school and kids now aren't doing just what their parents had put in place for them. They're becoming more independent and more vocal with their feelings and their beliefs and the higher power. I would agree with that.

Speaker 2:

The vocal parts. Good, they're sharing, they're sharing. I think the ones that aren't sharing and are confused are the ones that probably becomes an issue later on.

Speaker 4:

And you have to question is that just a fear of really voicing how you feel? Are you going to be judged if you say I believe in this versus not? Kids or adolescents are scared to death of judgments. And we live in a world where it's all judgment Well, and it's also.

Speaker 2:

we have access to see the judgment which is social media. We have access to that. See, before, when Sally thought I was fat, I didn't know that, but when Sally puts it on Facebook, then you know it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, for sure. Do you know what? I'm seeing a lot of, though, where social media tells them what to believe.

Speaker 2:

Right, right or they allow Well social media is the news.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, of course, it is the news that's their source of information, of course 100%.

Speaker 2:

Which is crazy, because those are all opinions.

Speaker 1:

Sure, they're not really based on anything. Yeah, absolutely.

Speaker 2:

Even Wikipedia is just a bunch of opinions and people that think they know what that stuff means yes, it's crazy yes. All right, so let's go down to it. So we talked a little bit about the family unit breaking down, sitting down and having dinner together, important or not, Absolutely yes, very important, universally yes. That was a yes, hugo, yes.

Speaker 1:

Sitting down and having dinner together. Yes.

Speaker 2:

Yes, yes, he's nodding his head. Yes, he doesn't have a microphone today because somebody had to have three people on the podcast. No, I'm just kidding. Oh my gosh, no. But so then, well, also, and I said also with dinner, turning off the cell phones.

Speaker 1:

Oh, absolutely.

Speaker 2:

You know somebody who a good friend of mine, kevin Timoshenko, and he would laugh the fact that I'm saying this he had a rule and it was a rule that when you walked in the house and they had a bag that was right next to the door.

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

The phones all went in that bag during dinner, during family time, talking during anything. So even his he said look, if I'm having them do it, I'm doing it too. And I remember him telling me that and I said well, how do you guys do they fight? He goes, they fight it for a little and then he said but you know what? You get real conversation, you get real talk because there's no interruptions and no distractions, no distractions, yeah.

Speaker 4:

Absolutely, but I think you had mentioned earlier about living in such a fast paced world and I think that's why having family dinner is so important. We are pulled in so many different directions all the time and if you have, you know, I have one kid and it's like a million things to do. So for people that have multiple children. It's like you know Carson has to go to basketball and Katherine has to go to dance, so if you have that hour to be able to enjoy it together, it's so invaluable.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and then we do highs and lows. That's Jess's thing, and you know what. I fight that sometimes because I'm like I don't have a high or I don't have a low or I'm like my whole day was low. But you have to find the high and the low and even though I fight it, I come up with something and we figure it out.

Speaker 4:

So do you know what the really neat thing about that is? What's that? If you're having a, really if you're having a bad day, which happens to all of us not- every day it's gonna be good, and that's okay, but it's so easy to pick out all the negative in that day. But if we focus, if we can shift our mind and say something high that happened that day. That means that even though the day wasn't great, there was something that was still good that happened in that day.

Speaker 1:

There's always something. There's always something good.

Speaker 2:

Does it make me weird that I have a hard time finding my lows?

Speaker 1:

Oh no, I love that.

Speaker 2:

I'm serious, I'll be like I don't have a low today, just like have to have a low.

Speaker 4:

I can't think of anything. I'm gonna go ask you this question, yeah exactly, yeah, the highs and lows, though.

Speaker 2:

That's something Carson would say, actually, but yeah, so moving on here, let's get past. So we believe the dinner things get, and I think it is too. It's great to have dinner sitting down. How do we shield ourselves from all the negative coming in? The input Like do we? How do we get the more positive in our life? Is there a way to do that?

Speaker 4:

Yeah, absolutely, like I just said, people tend to focus so much on all the negative, and it can even start with listing three things a day that happened in the day that were really good, and focusing on those three good things as opposed to whatever bad happened. It's all about mindset. It's all about perspective and shifting your mindset, and we all have choices every day, Even if we're having a bad day. We can choose to stay focused or we can recenter ourselves and then look for the good stuff that's happening in the day, Even if it's something like I ate a really good piece of pizza. Or you know, the sun was shining, yeah, the sun was shining, yeah, exactly. So it's all about mindset.

Speaker 2:

And that's actually gratitude too. A lot of gratitude starting out the day with gratitude is a big thing. I a lot of times I do my gratitude at night, which is kind of different. No, that's good, I do actually do my gratitude at night, when I'm laying in bed before I go to sleep. I actually I thank higher beings and I thank everything that's going on in my life because it makes me peaceful.

Speaker 1:

A lot of times they say, oh, I sleep really good. Yeah, a lot of times they say how you go to sleep is how you wake up, sort of in the morning.

Speaker 2:

So.

Speaker 1:

I love that you end that. Yeah, I love to go and grab two at the end of the night.

Speaker 2:

It's a good thing. Okay, so how do we? This is the big question, and we're gonna go over time here, but it's okay, because this is a good show. How do we know when it's time to talk to someone?

Speaker 4:

I think when your daily life is affected, when you're starting to, you know, wake up with more bad days, when you're starting to feel more negative, when you're struggling to find the highs or the good points in the day, when you're not doing stuff that you were doing other days. So, you know, if you're not able to get up and go to work, or you're not able to, you come home from work and you wanna take a nap instead of doing chores or working out or whatever. So when you start to feel your daily life being affected, it's really time to think about you know what. Maybe I would benefit from some therapy right now.

Speaker 2:

Talking to somebody a therapist and getting that out and figuring out what's going on inside. Yeah, and I think and we were talking about this a little bit there's still a stigma. It's a stigma type. There's a stigma it's just saying that If I go to the doctor and it's because of high blood pressure, nobody gives a rib. It's no stigma. If I go, if I have diabetes, nobody gives a rib. Okay, Well, people care. Sounds like I have terrible friends. Nobody cares about me, but no. But if I have health, if I have mental health issues, it's amazing how, all of a sudden, you go inward, you don't want to talk about it, you don't want to share it, and I think that's something that I think we're getting better as a society, Because a member years ago oh my gosh, you never talked about having any kind of issues or talking to a therapist was like no way. I'm not doing that. So you're seeing that too. It's getting more people, getting more comfortable.

Speaker 4:

Absolutely. The stigma has definitely gone down dramatically from when we were even in school. You know entering this profession and I think some of it is from influencers on social media that are speaking up.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, the younger crowd is very open about it. They will tell you hey, I have a therapist, don't you?

Speaker 4:

you know they're very open about it, and I think we all went through depression episodes and anxiety during.

Speaker 1:

COVID you know not knowing what was going to happen, and so I think it was more widely accepted after that as well.

Speaker 4:

But we still do see, sometimes, people that are afraid of it. I mean, that's why we offer services like life coaching. You know, we're just here to help you.

Speaker 2:

We're real people and we go through this stuff too. So it's therapy disguised.

Speaker 4:

I gotcha now.

Speaker 2:

You're coming for therapy?

Speaker 4:

Oh no.

Speaker 2:

Now you had said something, tony, before we went live. It was about say, say what you said, because I liked the way you said that we were talking about how many people are dealing with something.

Speaker 3:

And I said, I always tell my clients when they say like I don't really want to, I don't want to take a medication or I don't think that I need to go that far and I'm the only one that's doing it. Why am I the only one that's struggling? And I say, if you walk down the street and you pass 10 people, nine of them are either in therapy on a medication, or both.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, exactly, and that's true. That's what I've heard too many times. That's. I just wanted to share that Now before we get into. Yeah, we're definitely going to go over this is good.

Speaker 3:

This is good, Hugo. It's a good show.

Speaker 2:

Yeah. So before we get into that, you have a drink here I see. So a little segue before we get into the whole body experience of wellness so oh my God, she, even she's like yes, very good she has she has magic mind there. This is the drink that I've been talking about for several weeks now, and it's an amazing drink. It's a, it's a new tropic, we call it. I think I actually said it correctly, but there but there were finding out is that it gives you a clear mind. Yeah, gives you energy without the jitters. Yes and I don't know what it is, it's overall I like it. So it's hard to even put my finger up.

Speaker 4:

So you tell me you've been drinking it, yeah so I've learned of this drink through you Probably about a month ago.

Speaker 2:

Probably it's about a month, month and a half, yeah, something like that, maybe beginning in December or something like that.

Speaker 4:

So I first heard of it from you and I ordered it for the girls and I. And at first you know you're skeptical of it, I was totally. Oh my gosh. So we started taking it and we were like holy moly. One day Tony came into my office and I was like, let's go, what are we gonna do with it?

Speaker 2:

So now you took it away from her. I'm like you have to tone that down.

Speaker 4:

Yeah, you can have one, every other day, but what I will say is we've all, across the board, have been much more productive in getting done what we need to get done as a result of taking it and I feel good.

Speaker 3:

I think what's really interesting too is that we'll sit there and we'll be like I don't feel any different, you don't? It's weird, but at the end of the day we're like, wow, we've done all the things. Yes.

Speaker 2:

And if you read more about I just read more about today just about Nutropix as a whole, it is not like anything new. This has been around for like hundreds and hundreds of years. Like people have been taking this stuff. We just forgot about it, I guess. And it actually is supposed to be. It's mostly proven all the stuff that's in there that it's good for you. So you didn't take yours today, so I figured we'd have you take it on air.

Speaker 1:

Shake that. Make sure you shake it up first.

Speaker 4:

Wouldn't you be more excited if I took it earlier and?

Speaker 2:

came here. Yeah, I'll take a second one. Yeah, but it's an interesting taste, right.

Speaker 3:

Interesting, yes, interesting.

Speaker 1:

I don't think it's bad. I don't think it's bad. You get used to it. You get used to it and.

Speaker 2:

I chase it with coffee, I don't know.

Speaker 1:

So you can't, you don't have to. I drink it in the morning with my coffee. That's what I do. Who needs a?

Speaker 3:

chaser. Oh my God, she's doing commercials for it now. That's a magic line.

Speaker 2:

Well, now that we're doing the wellness of her brain, yes, okay, let's talk about the body and yoga and all that stuff, and then we'll have you guys back at some point to talk about more stuff, because we didn't cover everything of course, but yeah so tell me about what you're doing now with the whole body, the whole.

Speaker 1:

So, you know, when we think of overall wellness, it's not just mental health, that's just a piece of it. So we really went into okay, how can we expand this? So we started with the wellness Wednesdays and by doing that, by the way, we saw that there's a lot of resources in our community on how to, you know, promote your overall wellness. So we were like, okay, how can we incorporate that into the business? Aside from on the inside, you know what you get on the inside how can we work on the outside too? So we personal training right Is the first thing is getting your body moving. Not just, oh, working out to get fit, but get your body moving right, because it does make you feel better at the end of the day, absolutely. And then yoga. Yoga kind of you had mentioned earlier before filming mind, body and soul. Yoga kind of touches up on all of that. All of that and I have to tell you, we did a yoga series, yoga class, if you will last year.

Speaker 3:

I think Last February.

Speaker 1:

And I took the class and I was sore.

Speaker 3:

The next day, so people think oh.

Speaker 1:

I'm not really into meditation and breathing. It is not just that, it really is mind, body and soul. So we have that as well. And accountability coaching, which we are seeing a-.

Speaker 2:

Why did you guys all look at me when she said accountability coaching? That was really weird, Like she looked at me, you looked at me, she looked at me. I'm like that's weird. Okay, go ahead.

Speaker 1:

What we've been seeing a lot of people struggle with is motivation to do these things. Everyone knows like, okay, I know working out and being physical it makes me feel good, but I don't feel like I'm not motivated enough. So enter accountability coaching. Where someone is there to hold you, you hear accountability partner someone go to the gym with it holds you accountable.

Speaker 2:

You'll let yourself down, but you won't let somebody else down, isn't that crazy?

Speaker 1:

Yes, it's just kind of that person to be like did you get it today?

Speaker 2:

You gotta get out. Don't forget, you got this. Keep going.

Speaker 1:

And so we've actually been seeing a lot of interest in the accountability coaching. We have nutrition coaching as well, because what you put into your body is important and a lot of people don't know where to start with that. I know we think like, oh, that should be easy, eat more greens, eat more vegetables and fruits. It's a lot more than that too. So, and then the life coaching as well, for those who are struggling with wanting to take that step into therapy. So we also have life coaching. That's part of the wellness program.

Speaker 2:

Very cool, so it's just like a whole thing.

Speaker 1:

Yes, everything under one roof. Yes.

Speaker 2:

So you guys are grown like crazy, and is there anything else you want to lead the show with?

Speaker 4:

We really just wanted to be able to create something for everyone. And I think that's really what our goal was, and you asked in the beginning how we all came together and it was really that we had the same vision and we knew we were going to have to take risks and you're either going to sink or you're going to swim. Unfortunately, we took risks that have worked out for us.

Speaker 2:

Calculated risk. That's what I like to say.

Speaker 4:

Calculate, very calculated, yes, and that's why we were able to grow as quickly as we were able to grow, but we really are excited about this new division too, for being able to have something for everybody.

Speaker 2:

Awesome, that's great. Anything else you think of? No, you good?

Speaker 1:

No, I think that's it.

Speaker 2:

OK, good, awesome, I had a great time.

Speaker 1:

I don't know about you guys, same thing here, same thing here.

Speaker 3:

So we'll have to have you come back.

Speaker 2:

And we can talk about more things, in fact, even just talk about things that are on the top of the mind, of what's going on in our society, things like that, it'd be great to talk about, so you're welcome to come back any time. Awesome.

Speaker 4:

Thank you, and we'll have to have three microphones so you go, we're trying to have three headphones and three headphones.

Speaker 2:

Where do we find you guys? How do we find? Just tell me how to find you Turn.

Speaker 3:

Oh, you can call us. You can visit us on the web Inspired wellness.

Speaker 2:

Just look it up like that Inspired wellness LLC.

Speaker 3:

Look it up just like that.

Speaker 2:

OK.

Speaker 3:

The phone number 610-854-8281. Awesome, or it's wwwinwellnessllccom.

Speaker 2:

Awesome. Thank you so much, guys, I appreciate it.

Speaker 1:

Thanks, Brad.

Speaker 2:

Thanks, brad. All right, there you have it. That was awesome. Inspired wellness Jessica, felicia, tony, what a great show. We're going to have them come back because there was a lot of things we didn't cover, and I definitely want to have them come back just because we like to use three microphones, of course, also. So that's about it. We'll see you next Thursday at 7 PM. Thank you so much.

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