Ever wondered how your body, head, and heart alignment can impact your overall health and wellbeing?
Want to discover how a renowned chiropractor turned her personal health struggles into a holistic approach that has transformed countless lives?
In this riveting episode of the me&my health up podcast, host Anthony Hartcher, a clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist, engages in a profound conversation with Dr. Maria Zuschmann, a chiropractor with two decades of experience.
They delve into the concept of 'body, head, and heart alignment' and its pivotal role in managing stress and achieving optimal health. Dr. Zuschmann shares her personal journey, from dealing with her father's stroke to overcoming her own health challenges, and how these experiences shaped her proactive approach to wellness.
This episode is a treasure trove of insights on holistic health, the brain-body connection, and the power of alignment in our lives. Tune in to learn how you can harness the power of alignment for your own health journey.
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Misalignments of the spine can actually have be that spines are misaligned, it creates like a buffering effect within our body. Bit like if you're watching Netflix, and that stupid wheel comes up, and you can't watch a show that wheels coming up as an indication that the internets you're working, it's just not working quick enough to get the picture on the screen. And so by aligning the spine, it actually allows that smooth, free flowing connection piece to come. So that's really where my hands on work comes in with that alignment piece in the body side of things, when we start to having a slightly probably more esoteric conversation, when we're talking about heart space and soul is that actually, if you're have an understanding of our different energy centers that run through our body is that if our neurology is actually impacting, sorry, your spine is impacting how well our neurology can communicate, it also affects how those different energy centers can work. And if you're into meditation, and connecting with your higher self, whatever you describe that or define that as is, if we're not able to actually move through those different systems well, it's very difficult to actually connect with with our higher self also. So it works on a very 3 day structural level, but also can move into the multi dimensional asAnthony Hartcher:
That was Dr M. And you've landed on the me&my health up podcast. I'm your host, Anthony Hartcher. I'm a clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist. The purpose of this podcast is to enhance and enlighten your well being. And today, Dr. M has come on the show to talk about body, head, heart alignment, yes, body, head, heart alignments to help you better be more adaptive to stress to help you better perform optimally. She has been a chiropractor in her field for 20 years. She is a podcaster and a well known podcaster. Her podcast is Aligned You, and she is veryMaria Zuschmann:
I'm great! Thanks, Anthony. Thanks so much famous for her education around holistic health. So Dr. M come on the show to impart her wisdom to help you with the body, head and heart alignments. So she's going to share her story, her journey, and how you can better align your body, head and heart. Without much further ado, I'd love to welcome you into the discussion I'm having with Dr. M. Welcome on the me&my health podcast. How are you Dr. M? for having me on today.Anthony Hartcher:
Thanks for coming on the show. I really look forward to this conversation. We've obviously had pre-recording conversations around the speciality or a specialty that you have with the body, mind, body, head and heart alignment. So looking forward to that discussion, because I think it's played a major role in where I've ended up today. And I'm keen to hear your take on it. And before we get into that, please share how you have arrived or what you're doing today.Maria Zuschmann:
Oh, Anthony said we've only got about half an hour. So let's see if I can bring it to the relatively short version of how I ended up where I am sitting today on my podcast studio in my beautiful practice here in Alexandria, Metro chiropractic. So goodness where to start, I think probably the start of my journey of body head and heart alignment really started as a 14 year old. I think we might have been talking about this over coffee when we're off here, which was the first reason the reason why I actually started seeing a chiropractor in the first place was my dad had actually had his first stroke, I was 14, he'd had previous heart attacks. My dad actually passed away when I was in my early 20s. But he had his first stroke when when I was 14. And so he actually got recommended to go and see a chiropractor because the result of his stroke was that he had lost quite a lot of function on the left hand side of his body. So if you went to the chiropractor at that point, I was playing a lot of sports give me a ball and a bat. I'm very happy and these days it's golf is the ball and the bat or the club and but back then it was Cricket Cricket. It was hockey. It was softball, I played sport for school, I played sport for my club. I played rip sport and the issue I was having was every quarter at least once a quarter I'd roll my ankles and sprained my right ankle particularly badly and so mom happened to mention this to the chiropractor. She'd taken mum and dad along to his name was Dr. Ken Gunn. And he she said to him, Dr. King, can you do anything for ankles? And he said, I sure can bring Maria in. And I don't get called Maria very often these days, Anthony. But back then I did. And so my brother happened to be I think it was second year of his medical degree at the time. And he put the fear of God into me before I went off to see Dr. Ken, he's like whatever you do, don't let them touch your neck. And I was like, okay, why? And he's like, they'll be all Bla bla, bah, bah, bah. Okay, so of course, the first thing that Dr. Ken did when I rocked up with bad ankles was he checked my neck. And the reason being is it's so important from a brain body connection point of view is that there's actually a clear pathway for the spinal nerves to be able to send messages up and down our spinal cord to communicate with every cell tissue and organ because I didn't really understand that at that point. But very suddenly on the way out, I was a 14 year old at that point. As I mentioned, my dad was quite unwell when I was younger and so I'd always wanted to help people and at that point, I thought I wanted to be a physiotherapist and unknowingly when Dr. Ken said to me Oh, what do you want to do when you leave school? and I said, Ah, I think I want to be a physiotherapist, I didn't realise it was somewhat offensive to say that to a chiropractor. And he said, you might want to think about chiropractic and it's so the seed that has me sitting here now I'm 46. So you can do the maths of that many years later, I'm very involved with proactive wellness and well being. And from there, I really only looked after my health quite reactively until I was 16. And I injured myself quite badly playing rec cricket out in Wellington, if anybody knows Western New South Wales, it's about a five, six hour drive west of Sydney. And it was the last day of the tournament, I picked up a ball on the boundary for those cricket lovers, you'll understand what I'm talking about, for those that don't understand what I'm talking about about 150 meters away from where I needed to throw the ball to. And I went and I twisted, and I actually felt my lower back go in that motion where I felt. And then by the time we got back to Sydney, I actually needed to be dragged out of the car. And by that point, Dr. Kenneth actually retired and there was a female chiropractor, Dr. Gainel that was in the practice. And I remember very distinctly my mom helping me into the practice because I could barely walk and me walking back out and thinking, yeah, that's pretty frickin cool, I definitely want to check that out. So fast forward a few more years later, my dad got really sick. And he actually passed away as I mentioned in my early 20s, and my body had this massive stress response. Again, at the time, I didn't know what was happening, I didn't have the words to describe what was happening to my system. But now I have the words. So I can describe it. As my body basically went into fight flight, it went into a simply sympathetic dominant state. And in the six months after my dad passed away, I actually put on about 30 kilos, so I was just shy of 100 kilos. And in that time, not only had I put on a whole lot of weight, I actually started getting pain down my left arm, if those of you who have knows pain down your left arm is not a really good sign, it's usually an indication something going on with your ticker. And there was something going on with my heart were through a variety, I'll keep this story relatively short, but through a variety of different medical appointments, it was diagnosed that I had inappropriate tachycardia. For those of you who don't speak Russian, that means my heart was beating too fast inappropriately. And not only that, that there was a series of issues with my cortisol levels. Cortisol is your stress hormone. Mine was so high actually skewed a whole experiment that we were doing at uni to that point, I was such a fat outlier, the lecturers stopped and said who is Number blah, blah, blah. I said, that's me, He said, are you having that looked after I said, Yes, I am. It was so skewed. And from that period of going through a more medical paradigm of how to look after my health, and I wasn't getting results, I was just sick. And I was chronically fatigued at the time, as a 23 year old three year old that was quite debilitating. And it was when I actually started looking at health from a different lens from a proactive, more natural approach. And really utilising what was already around me, chiropractic was already around me, I just been using it more for symptom relief versus brain body connection correction in the sense of getting my spine into the optimal alignment so that I could be functioning at my best. And so I suppose to cut a very long story short, Anthony is that through my own journey of understanding that you can either be symptom, symptom orientated, which was for me wasn't really working, it wasn't fixing the problem, or I could be solution driven and correction driven, which is what I ended up doing and restoring my health to within six months of having seen a cardiologist effectively telling me if I didn't get my heart rate under control, I'd be in open heart surgery in the six months that it took to get into an endocrinologist to find out what was going on with my hormones from being proactive and turning my nutrition on its head from getting adjusted more proactively is that by the time I got to the endocrinologist, he said, there's nothing wrong with you, what have you done? And I said, well, and I started telling him about all the natural things I was doing anyway. Uh huh. Good for you. And then kind of carried on and from there, it really I got more interested in how to help people correct what was going on versus just cover over symptom wise what was going on and I ended up down in Wollongong, Southern Sydney girl born and bred, I ended up down in Wollongong and my first associate position, and it was very much a corrective and wellness orientated practice. And I got thrown into running workshops, it was a group of practices. And each week, we'd have between 100 to 150 clients in the audience. And as the chiropractors we had to deliver these workshops. And I can remember being in a flop sweat in the caramel library, because I had to speak in front of these group of people. And I just remember speak, I speak fast at the best of times, you don't have me on double speed, by the way, listeners, not yet. My natural cadence, but is that I had to remember how to speak more slowly. I was sweating. I wanted to pull my pants there was all sorts of things going on. And it took about seven years of me telling myself that I loved public speaking and professionally speaking before I actually started running bigger workshops, myself and truly loving it. And this is really where I ended up in podcasting as well, because I had, I think at last count 14 different workshops that I used to run for my clients. I used to have practice down the south coast, and I realised it just wasn't super easy for everyone to be I'd be able to access it. So my first podcast, which was called be the queen of your stress, was all about how to recognise manage and use your stress. And really it was a way of me correlating all the and having it in one catalog for one a better way of putting it for my clients to be able to access. So part of the reason why my podcast is 15 or 20 minutes is when I live down the south coast, it took that long to get anywhere. So it was a car rides worth of information that was bite sized that people would be able to hopefully make their day better by listening to my dulcet tones for 15 or 20 minutes. And to finish off that that story of why how I'm sitting right here, you got to be careful what questions you asked me sometimes Anthony I can talk for a very long time is I moved back to Sydney in 2019. My mum was coming to the end of her journey with cancer. And so for the last 12 months of her life earthside is that I made it back to Sydney just in time for COVID 1.0 Before we went moved into 2.0. And in that time I found the space that I'm now sitting in and built it and purpose built it for optimal healing and vibration at the start of 2021. So MRC is two years old now, which time flies when you're having fun. And I'm sitting here through different health networks that is how we came into each other sphere.Anthony Hartcher:
Congratulations on the two years.Maria Zuschmann:
Oh, thank you. It was a monumental moment. Let me tell you.Advertisement:
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Well done and your thanks for opening up and sharing your story very insightful in terms of your journey and how you've arrived at what you're doing today in terms of how you support your clients with the body, head and heart alignment. How do you go about doing that? What's your approach?Maria Zuschmann:
Yeah, it's it's multiple tiers. And it depends how people come into my sphere. So if you're coming into my practice, and we're working hands on together, it's very much a spine first approach. I also work with corporates and organisations and do half day and full day workshops. And I run two different retreats, one's a women's retreat, and ones are all gender retreat, where again, it's a little bit different, because we're not so much focusing on the physical at those retreats. But in terms of my hands on clients is the way that I approach it is structure first, because our structure governs our function. And that could be the same whether we were taking mindset approach first, still, our structure governs our function in so many ways. But from a chiropractic point of view, it's actually assessing what's going on with your system from a spinal health point of view from a system of set point of view as well. And then working on a program together that actually aligns that. And then I also obviously have my podcasts that people can access a whole lot of information around mindset and day to day design. And then I also have workshops that people come along to. So I have my jumpstart workshop, which is foundation, so people get an understanding of how their neurology is working and what effect that the misalignments of the spine can actually have before spines are misaligned, it creates like a buffering effect within our body. But like if you're watching Netflix, and that stupid wheel comes up, and you can't watch a show that wheels coming up as an indication that the internet still working, it's just not working quick enough to get the picture on the screen. And so by aligning the spine, it actually allows that smooth, free flowing connection piece to come. So that's really where my hands on work comes in with that alignment piece from the body side of things, when we start to having a slightly probably more esoteric conversation when we're talking about heart space and soul is that actually, if you're have an understanding of our different energy centers that run through our body is that if our neurology is actually impacting sorry, failed spine is impacting how well our neurology can communicate, it also affects how those different energy centers can work. And if you're into meditation, and connecting with your higher self, whatever you describe that or define that as is, if we're not able to actually move through those different systems. Well, it's very difficult to actually connect with with our higher self also. So it works on a very 3d structural level, but also can move into the multi dimensional as well. So one of the things when people come in to see me at my practice, where I'm sitting right now is sometimes I've just seen the word chiropractor out the front, and they just think they're coming in for a quick crack. And it doesn't take very long for them to realise there's a whole lot more to what how we can help somebody be at their best and be in the most expansive state when they actually do come into the practice.Anthony Hartcher:
And there's plenty of people that felt you're what you're experiencing when you're a lot younger, around that fatigue. And, you know, particularly in when you're when you're heavily stressed, there's a lot of stress going on with the, I guess the environment we're in with rising costs of living and interest rates going through the roof and you know, the uncertainty around that. We just come out of a pandemic and so we're just really a health crisis and people's fight or flight system may be still switched on and they may be feeling what you're experiencing, you know, in your 20s around that, you know that as you said that sympathetic dominance that chronically stressed for long periods of time, which is now fatiguing the, how would you suggest they go about correcting that?Maria Zuschmann:
Well, one so my most downloaded podcast is actually titled The certainty of the uncertain which is, I think one thing that when we're of similar tickbox, I think age wise, Anthony. So I think what we could say in our 40 something years of of life is that we can be certain obviously, there's always stuff that's going on externally. So one of the first things I think is a very good place to start is actually getting a baseline of where you are right now, are you we've always got stressors, it's a matter of whether we are or are not adapting to them. And so I have a quiz. It's called the body stress score quiz that it's an eight part quiz that actually gives you a score to get an understanding of where you are baseline wise, is your body showing you signs and symptoms that it's not coping? Well. So that would be my first port of call is to actually figure out where are you at right now, because we've all lived through the last few years, some of us has made it out the other side better than others. And so that's one of the first points to be able to figure out where you are baseline. So then you can understand, okay, so I'm showing real signs of nutritional stress right now, that's outside of my scope to go right into the depths, I can give people that baselines. But if it's actually somebody showing real signs of stress through that, through their nutrition, I'm going to send them to somebody like yourself, is it actually if somebody's showing signs of postural issues and spinal health issues and inflammation issues, then absolutely, I'm a great place to start more often than not, what I find for my clients is it's actually looking at all of those aspects and figuring out where we're actually going to access it from and then making sure you've got the information around all of those particular key areas when it comes to physical, chemical and emotional stressors that your body is actually able to cope with. Because what I found with whether it's people in my practice, or the corporates that I've been working with, people are showing more signs of burnout now than they were through the pandemic itself, because we all kind of were just hanging on, no one really knew. I was just like, I just gotta make it through the other side. And then I'll figure it out, which is what happens more often than not right is how often do you go on holidays, and you actually end up with a cold? Why does that happen? It's because you've been hanging on so freakin tight. Because life has been so busy, particularly if you're about to go on holidays, that you've got this ramp up of actual stress in your world. And as soon as that the lid is off the pressure cooker, that's when our immune system often goes eff you. All the things that you've been doing to me for whatever length of time, that's certainly what I experienced in my early 20s. I've experienced it a few times throughout my throughout my life, my the way my body shows signs and signals of stress in the past, I'd like to say in the past, because I don't do the same things anymore, I nip it in the bud much earlier is that I have the ability to be an overachiever with how fast I can put weight on back in the when I was putting on 30 kilos in such a short period of time, I could have looked at a potato from the other side of the room. And all of a sudden my body expanded or looked at a piece of bread I don't even think actually had to pass through my lips for me to put on weight because my body was just so inflamed already. And that happened a couple of times my my first divorce is that that happened where I again, I put on a lot of weight. And also what happened. Same when my dad passed away, I've got terrible teenage like cystic acne, which for somebody who has great skin and grew up having not an issue, it was really hard, particularly the second time it happened was by then I was doing a lot of work on camera. And so then all of a sudden, I'm meant to be a health practitioner who's meant to know what the hell they're doing. And I had what looked like very much because it didn't just look like it, it was very painful acne that no matter how much makeup I put on, you could still actually see it. So I'd realised I probably got a little off tangent there. But I hope that's helpful to your audience. Because that's the reality is that we've always got shit going on. Right? It's just whether or not we're coping with it or not. And sometimes I've had many conversations with the universe over the last few years I've come on that's enough, like seriously that we'll do I've got the lesson. I'm good. Can we carry on?Anthony Hartcher:
You mentioned to life events that, you know, you've been through and you know, resulted in significant stress? How would you say that? You know, reflecting back? What would you do about you know, helping you better navigate through those life events because they're inevitable that they come into everyone's life, various stages and how you respond. You've obviously got some experience in terms of, you know, lived having lived through them come out the other side, what would you say to your younger self? Or how would you navigate them now,Maria Zuschmann:
I could be so cheeky or bored, I would say to my younger self now, but if to seriousness, so with my clients, there's five key areas that I focus on. And really this is I walk my talk, I'm absolutely human, and I'm not always perfect. I do enjoy a glass of wine or Negroni. I enjoy pizzas on the odd occasion, you know, so it's not about being perfect. It's actually about understanding how to design your life. And this is what I teach people in in on my podcasts and in the courses that I run as well. But the five key areas I focus on is spinal health, breath, inflammation, movement and mindset and creating your day so that you can actually in as much as possible designer and even when the SHIT is hitting the fan if you've actually got control of your day and you're planning it out so that it's to help you feel the way You want to feel it's amazing how it can actually shift your day. And so to give you an example is, I was the healthiest and happiest. This might sound a bit counterintuitive to some people when my mum passed away. So my mum was my best friend, she was my rock, she was my foundation. And it was it was life changing when she passed away, I felt like the pattern of being the family matriarch was passed over to me and I'm the youngest in my broader family. So it was a really big time that because of the daily practices that I have in place, the self care practices, routines, rituals that I have every day made a massive amount of difference. And so whilst it was there was a grieving process. And much to a lot of people around me is shocked and dismayed that I didn't grieve how they expected me to because I actually had gone through the process with that whole experience quite differently. And so the things that I do and I recommend to my clients as much as possible is one is to design your day understand where and how you can actually chunk out time so that you can do things that light you up and what lights me up is going to be different to what lights you up like what lights me up is watching my goofy dog who you might see wandering behind me at some point behind the Atlas ray of sunshine, who is the practice conceirge of MRC, if you ever come into MRC, you get to meet at this ray of sunshine, um, but it's watching her goof around in the park like I can do that for 20 minutes and be grounding. So this is the other component of it. Nature's medicine is to be grounding feet on the grass onto a natural surface and just be smiling. And even in my saddest moments, as mom was passing, it actually gets bought me great peace. It's having the right people around me I'm very curated with who I hang out with and how I spend my time. And I would much prefer these days to spend my time on my own or with my beautiful wife versus having the sycophants or the people around that might be fun for a minute, but you kind of walk away drained when you've been around them. Does that make sense? Yeah, so I think understanding who's in your sphere is super important and who you let into your Inner Inner Circle is vital. I've spent a lot of time close to where I live relatively close to beach, we're not beachside. But we're about 10 minute drive. 10, 15 minutes in the morning, no traffic over to Clovelly there's a spot on the cliffs that I am back then I was regularly at sunrise throughout the year, I do get into the water year round. It's a bit crisp at the moment, but it's still lovely. I don't do it quite as much as I used to. And partly because I've actually built up that muscle. But through my most stressful times. The short answer to that Anthony is to double down on the self care routines and rituals that serve you well when you're healthy is to actually practice them when you're healthy so that when the Shi T is hitting the fan, you've got something to lean back on, you're not reinventing the wheel and trying to figure out oh, how am I going to deal with this particular stress? You're actually already dealing with it before it's happened because you're preparing your body. So effectively being on the practice field ready for the real game, right? Is that when you want to have those practices in place so that you can lean into them harder when you need to?Anthony Hartcher:
you encourage for your clients that really help them connect with their soul? Because we've talked a bit about the the head, the mind, or the brain, the head, and the body, the symptomatic sort of profile that expresses itself, that soul and heart we haven't really spoken about, or you may have, but not emphasise it. So let's get into the heart and soul side of things.Maria Zuschmann:
Yeah, look, I think those are certainly a big part of it is for me is when I'm talking about doing things that light you up. It's also connecting to your heart space. So you know, there's things that cerebrally from a mental point of view we think we should be doing but they don't always bring us that or that felt good feeling for one a better way of putting it so I won't go too esoteric today. But it's, it's were doing things that when I say light you up, it really brings you a sense of joy. And I think there's a difference between happiness and joy, that sense of joy of like, God, I feel good. Like I could do that over and over and over again. And it doesn't have to be complicated more often than not the things that bring you joy are actually free. It's the you know, if you like the outdoors, depending on how you like the outdoors, for example, my beautiful wife loves going on long hikes. I can't think of anything worse that like No thanks. I don't mind a short hike. But she did a 26 kilometer hike on the weekend thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. I had a day pottering at home and cooking like I was like winning. So it's understanding what lights me up versus what lights somebody else up. I said earlier, it's things like going to actually hang out in the park and just have some quiet time and that tranquility with pooch and watching her run around. I actually find I get very hot connected when I'm hanging out with that. Listen, for those of you who have pets, whether it's cats or dogs is a bit hard to cuddle birds if you have birds. But you get what I mean is that if you can actually cuddle your pets, it's actually a really great way to connect with your heart because more often than if you really with your beautiful dogs particularly is that you get very heart connected with them. I mean, I'm not talking about when you're yelling at them. I'm talking about when you're giving them a big cuddle and they're just smiling back up at you. The other ways I'd certainly suggest is starting a meditation practice but there's different sorts of meditations that can help you connect through that sphere as well. But when it comes to meditation, I think for a lot of people, they think they're actually a bit too busy to do it. And I was definitely one of those people is when I first started meditating, I was so triggered by the word meditating, I actually couldn't use it. So I was teaching people to meditate. But I was so triggered by the word, I used to just call it mindfulness. But you actually want to be mind lessness, because you actually don't want your mind full, while you're actually going through mind training practices is probably a better way of putting it. But by training your mind and being able to shift through different brainwaves that actually allows you to connect in a different way, by actually dialing down what's going on with a very busy brain, it actually allows you to for one a better way of describing it just to drop into your heart space better hope that's helpful. Did I answer your question Anthony?Anthony Hartcher:
Good. I'm gladAnthony Hartcher:
Fantastic though it's good. Because we spoke a lot about the mind and and various body things such as you mentioned, diet and exercise and are seeking that soul. And, you know, the heart, and I'm thinking is that the self love self care sort of area. And as you said, you know, you're associated with it bringing joy and inspiration, and you'll feel inspired when you do it. So yeah, I really appreciate you shedding some light on that in terms of some concluding words that you'd like to leave in part, the listeners with around because this is a very much a holistic podcast, you've discussed holistic elements to health and well being you've shared a lot of lived experiences, and you've been through ups and downs, and you've navigated your way through them. And you now have this ritual that you've shared as well. But do you have any sort of top areas other than the ones you've shared around connection and doing what brings you joy? Is there anything else that really helps it? Well, you've mentioned obviously, structural alignment and structural care. Is there anything we've missed in terms of your holistic approach?Maria Zuschmann:
Oh, look, there's probably some things we've missed Anthony Boone might have to do round two of the interview, come back and go, Oh, crap, I missed that. But what I'd say to your audience is keep it simple and start with what inspires you or feels the most motivating in that particular moment. For some people, it's actually to start with their nutrition. And that's I've mentioned earlier, find your access point. And for some people, it is actually starting at a more spiritual esoteric level. So find the person that can help with that. And I can certainly help with that too. There's a my body hurts right now. So I just want my body to stop hurting so much so that I can actually get out and do some of these things. So that would be my my first suggestion to your listeners is keep it simple. It add first don't start subtracting stuff. We live in a society where people say stop doing this! Stop doing that! Stop it! why are you doing that for? My suggestion is good stuff in first, you know whether it's going to see you whether it's coming to see me whether it's actually going out and getting your feet on the grass. As long as you don't have a grass allergy, I used to have a problem with that, because I have grass allergy, so I couldn't ground on grass. But that's why I really love going over to cloverlly because it sounds certain, but that's a story for another time, but get outside more having natural light on you, early morning, later afternoon, when the UV light UV factor is lowers you're not gonna get burned, it is really healthy for you. So it's looking at those sorts of things where, you know, particularly when there's external stresses going on the world, and sometimes people are going off out, I have no extra money to spend because it's going in all these other places right now. And people are recalibrating what's going where is actually understand there's so much available to us, that's our true free and it's just keeping that simple and starting that roll on effect and figuring out what your highest values are to and where you want to actually place your time, energy and money. And that would be my final thought for today is all of the things in terms of that holistic health care is so important, but what it really comes down to and the most important thing as far as I'm concerned is making sure that you are managing your energy and your time because you can't do any of those things. If you're actually not managing those two areas of your life well there's no time to come and see the you are I Anthony if somebody's actually designing their day, their week, their month their year with some purpose that actually then fits into their value system as well. But I could talk about that for many many hours to go and I realised we're closing off today so but that would be my final thoughts keep it simple and and and keep it so that you actually enjoy it and it brings you joy.Anthony Hartcher:
Absolutely love it. Love you know setting up your day for success around what brings you joy, what you value. You know designing your life around what you value what's important to you. And as you said start simple and just keep it going. And that you mentioned earlier in terms of creating a habit and doing that so that when shit hits the fan as you saidMaria Zuschmann:
I wasn't sure if I was allowed to swear today in peace, so I kept it relatively clean.Anthony Hartcher:
S H I TMaria Zuschmann:
I haven't spelt itAnthony Hartcher:
So how can the listeners best connect with youMaria Zuschmann:
a couple of different ways if they miss my dulcet tones after today there's there's many episodes of Aligned you on Spotify or iTunes I'm sure you'll pop the link in the notes if they want to see me in person. I'm at Mitchell road Chiropractic in Alexandria and Sydney. There's other ways to be able to coach with me as well. So either through my middle road chiropractic website or through my line to you website is the best way to connect with me. You can get me on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn all The usual platforms which I'm sure we'll throw the links up in the show notes.Anthony Hartcher:
Absolutely. Dr. M. I'll put all those links you mentioned in the show notes. Listeners, thank you for tuning in to another insightful episode. Hope you enjoyed the chat with Dr. M and stay tuned for more insightful episodes of me&my health. Thank you.Maria Zuschmann:
Thanks, Anthony.Anthony Hartcher:
You're welcome.Podcast Disclaimer:
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