Wellness Simplified Podcast
By Suzi Fevens
Join fitness professional, nutrition coach, and wellness blogger Suzi Fevens as she shares tips, tricks and interviews on how to simplify wellness for those of us who are just trying to get by. You can expect to learn more about health, wellness, how your body works as well as lifestyle and self-care advice for the average person.
Wellness Simplified PodcastSep 02, 2022
133: The summer I had a breakdown...
We are back from our summer hiatus that turned out to be not nearly as fun and relaxing as I was expecting. Because two months ago I experienced an episode that I would classify as a mental breakdown. And in today's episode, I'm talking about it publically for the first time and the changes I am making as a result. Find me on Instagram @suzi.fevens Email me Virtual Studio: www.welluniversity.ca
Sep 02, 202229:10
132: You're Allowed to Change your Mind
I don't know who needs to hear this but... you're allowed to change your mind...
Jun 10, 202203:49
131: Summer State of Mind
It's the last Friday in May which means it's time to shift over to a summer state of mind - AKA the summer podcast schedule. This is when I remind you it's okay to let the housework pile up so that you can enjoy more summer!
May 27, 202205:03
130: The morality of food
Whether we realize it or not, many of us have attached morals to the foods we eat (or don't eat), thinking we are doing something good for ourselves and/or our families - but are we really?
May 20, 202212:36
129: It's the little things that will save you
Everyone is always focusing on the big things you can do to improve your health and wellness but it's those small, stupid, boring things that end up saving us.
May 13, 202210:00
Let go of your weight
In this week's episode, I'm telling you exactly why I think it's time you let go of your weight, and why you are doing your body a disservice by focusing on it.
May 06, 202211:36
Write yourself a permission slip
In today's episode, I am encouraging you to write yourself a permission slip and ditch the guilt over some of those things that arent going to make a big difference in your daily life but will make a big difference in how you feel that day. Tell me what your permission slip says! Send me an email or a DM on Instagram @suzi.fevens
Apr 22, 202211:06
How to optimize the hours in your day with Ayurveda
In today's episode, I'm sharing a small portion of the audio from a workshop I recorded earlier this week on Ayurveda and the Doshas. In this section, I talk about how we can optimize the hours in our day by using Ayurveda to schedule our daily tasks. I hope you enjoy it and if you listen I would love to hear what you think! Send me a message on Instagram @suzi.fevens or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 15, 202218:45
125: What's in your Backpack?
This week was a busy one and I didn't have a chance to record a new episode for you, so instead I'm re-sharing the episode that tops the podcast's download charts every single month - enjoy! Instagram @suzi.fevens www.welluniversity.ca
Apr 08, 202212:57
How I've changed my life in the past two weeks by changing one thing
How's that for a title for you? But it's true! I changed one thing in the past two weeks and it has greatly impacted how I feel every single day. Sound too good to be true? I promise you it's not. Don't spoil it for yourself ;) but here's the link to what I'm using: Find me at and on Instagram
Apr 01, 202218:21
What kind of coaching is right for you?
We hear and see a lot of people advertising coaching programs (myself included) but how do you know what type of coaching is right for you? The truth is this might be it right here!
Mar 25, 202219:15
122: The Snow Globe Effect
The snow globe effect is an analogy I use to describe what happens in our heads when we get overwhelmed and filled with erratic energy, in today's episode I'm chatting about this effect and how you can use it to help you get your to-do list done without going overboard. @suzi.fevens www.welluniversity.ca
Mar 18, 202214:48
121: How my fingernail changed how I look at nutrition
I've always been focused on what small simple things you can do to make a big impact in how you feel, and today I'm sharing the story of how my fingernail hanged how I look at nutiriton and what small changes I made as a result that made a big impact in how I feel. Hang out with me on wellU at www.welluniversity.ca
Mar 11, 202219:50
120: Why you shouldn't feel guilty if you miss a workout
In today's episode Suzi chats about workout guilt, and differentiating between REASONS and EXCUSES when it comes to deciding whether you should push yourself or not.
Mar 04, 202214:57
119: 5 FUN ways to boost your immune system
Today I'm sharing 5 fun ways to help boost your immune system, that have nothing to do with what you eat or drink! Instagram @suzi.fevens
Feb 18, 202212:30
118: Now is NOT the time to be worried about weight loss
I am hearing from more and more people about how they are concerned about taking off the "COIVD pounds" and I'm here to tell you that while living in a pandemic, weight loss should be the furthest thing from your mind.
Feb 11, 202209:60
Let Go of Goal Guilt
Today we are talking about those goals you may have set back in January, and if you didn't set any goals (go you!), and why you should let go of any guilt you might be feeling about how much (or little) progress you've made so far
Feb 04, 202208:27
116: Taking the Easy Way Out
For many years I thought someone telling me I was "taking the easy way out" was an insult, but now I'm realizing more and more that in many cases, it's the smartest thing you can do. Let's talk about some ways YOU can take the easy way out TODAY
Jan 28, 202210:37
115: Don't apologize for the things that make you happy
Do you find yourself feeling silly or even apologizing when you talk about some of your go-to hobbies or favorite tv shows? Are you a little embarrassed about the reality TV shows you watch or the trashy novels you like to read? I'm here to tell you to STOP APOLOGIZING and lean into what makes you happy! Instagram: @suzi.fevens
Jan 21, 202212:52
114: Are you a COMPLETIONIST?
When it comes to hobbies, are you a completionist? Do you finish every book, movie, and TV show you start? Do you need to complete every challenge in a video game before you can move on? Do you see every "fun" project through to the finish even if it's no longer fun? Then you might be a completionist. And it's time to stop.
Jan 14, 202216:53
113: How do you want to FEEL in 2022?
Happy New Year! New year, new you? Or how about new year, same you, but a version of you who is actively seeking to feel the way they want to feel more often in 2022? Learn more about how to uncover your desired feeling(s) for 2022 and beyond in today's episode.
Jan 07, 202217:03
112: Go Put Something Down
There are times in our lives when we can make life harder for ourselves than necessary. We decide we can continue doing all of our regular things while also taking on an extra project, and often it's when we think like that, that we get ourselves in trouble. So today - I'm putting something down, and I invite you to as well. Don't worry, it's not goodby, just see you in a few weeks! Instagram: @suzi.fevens www.welluniversity.ca
Oct 01, 202110:41
111: 3 First Steps for Bringing Balance to your Nervous System
In this week's episode, Suzi discusses why having a balanced nervous system is so important and 3 simple first steps you can take to help find a little more balance in your life - no fancy equipment or huge time investment required!
Sep 24, 202128:34
110: Gaining Weight isn't a Criminal Offense
I know we all KNOW it's not really a criminal offense, but so often we treat it like it is. If you are finding yourself a little bit heavier and feeling poorly about it, DON'T! And in today's episode, I'll tell you why you should actually be happy about it :D Find me on Instagram @suziconfesses
Sep 17, 202115:03
109: You are the same person you were last week
It is back-to-school week here in NS and while this is a great time to implement new, or re-establish old habits, don't forget you are still the same person you were last week. So today I'm chatting about how we can help you achieve your fall goals without feeling like you are failing when you miss a day. Also listen to:
Sep 10, 202113:18
108: How do you react to OVERWHELM?
Each of us reacts to overwhelm differently, but most of us can recognize ourselves in one of three categories. Today I'm talking about those three main categories and giving you 2 things you can do when you feel yourself moving into overwhelm to help you feel a bit better. Learn more about Ayurveda in episode 79:
Aug 27, 202111:17
107: The BEST superfood is...
Every time you turn around another food is in the news as the BEST or NEW superfood, so in today's episode, I answer once and for all what the BEST superfood is - get your shopping list ready ;)
Aug 20, 202108:12
106: What's your warning phrase?
At some point in that past year, I discovered that when I am just about to push myself too far I always say the same thing. And that made me develop a theory that everyone has a warning phrase or action & if you learn what yours is you can stop yourself before you cross that line. Listen to today's podcast to help you discover what yours is. email: @suziconfesses
Aug 13, 202109:13
105: Set it up
It's summer and while that often means having more fun (I hope!) and less structure, sometimes we can take that second one a bit too far. Last week I took less than 30 minutes to do a couple of things to help set up my week and those few things made a huge impact, so today I'm sharing what I did and hope to inspire you to find what simple things you can do to set up your week too!
Aug 06, 202109:33
109: Back to Basics
Today is the final episode in the "ShortAndSweetForSummer series and it is the shortest episode of the bunch! Join me as we get back to basics in my free Facebook Community: Or pick up my book 28-Days to a Healthier You to run your own back-to-basics challenge! BUY MY BOOK:
Aug 06, 202104:35
104: Cut Yourself a Break
In today's #ShortAndSweetForSummer episode I'm going to encourage you to cut yourself a break by renovating your to-do list so you can live for yourself, maintain those new boundaries and improve your stress resiliency.
Jul 30, 202106:39
103: Start Living For YOU, Not For Your JOB
Work to live, don't live to work. Don't be a supporting character in your own life. Don't live in the margins of your own life. These are all quotes I've heard over the years and for some reason that last one in particular hit home. Because I spent well over a decade living in the margins of my own life, and I don't want to do it anymore. And I don't want you to either.
Jul 23, 202108:12
102: Be Kind - Your Stress Resiliency is LOW
Piggy backing on last week's episode on boundaries, today Suzi is chatting more about where we are physically and how our stress resiliency is lower now than it has been at most any other time in the pandemic so it's critical that we are kind to ourselves, and others as we ease back into life and start to rebuild that resilience.
Jul 16, 202108:13
101: Let's try out some new BOUNDARIES
As we slowly start to make our way back to "normal" life, it's going to be easy to fall back into the "overbooked" and "overbusy" traps we had fallen in re-pandemic. But if there is anything most of us learned over this past 1 1/2 years it is that we seem to enjoy a slower, less hectic life than we were living. But the pressure is going to be there to go back to doing #AllTheThings making now the perfect time to try out some new boundaries. Yes, it's hard but we can do it!
Jul 09, 202109:44
100: Do That Thing
It's the 100th episode of the podcast - something I never thought would happen, mostly because I never thought I'd start a podcast. But here we are, and today I want to share my advice as someone who has been recording episodes now for 2 1/2 years - DO THAT THING. Because time is going to keep on ticking...
Jul 02, 202109:52
99: 5 Tips for a Happier Neck
Neck pain is a pain in the neck. Fortunately, there are a couple of simple things you can do to help support better neck health, and they are things you can do today without spending a lot of time or money - WHOOP! And one of these 5 tips is really a must-do for anyone who gets in a car - if you only listen to one thing I say please let it be this one.
Jun 25, 202109:00
98: 3 Tips for Exercising in the Heat
Summer is here and for many of us, that means adapting our exercise routines to accommodate for warmer weather. Not sure what, if anything you should do differently in the summer when it comes to workouts? Today I'm sharing 3 tips for exercising in the summer months.
Jun 18, 202107:48
97: Lighten Your Load for Summer
Here in Nova Scotia we only get a few months of beautiful summer weather each year and in today's episode, I am urging you to look at your workload (professionally or personally) and to see what you can put down for the summer months so we can all enjoy this good weather to the fullest!
Jun 11, 202107:23
96: Burnout + Your Hormones with Dr. Ashley Margeson, ND
Wonder if you are experiencing burnout, and what that means for your hormones and monthly cycle? Then this episode is for you! Dr. Ashley Margeson, ND from Cornerstone Naturopathic is here to tell us all about burnout and how it impacts your hormones and so much more. This is a packed episode friend, so get comfy! Dr. Ashley's links: Instagram: Burnout Blueprint: Book an appointment at
Jun 04, 202158:25
95: Completing the Stress Cycle
When we experience a stressful situation in our lives it triggers a new stress cycle in our body. In a perfect world, we go through the stress cycle to competition so our body can back into a state of homeostasis. Unfortunately, many times we start a stress cycle and never complete it, so it's still running in the background causing havoc on our bodies. And for many of us, we have hundreds of incomplete stress cycles still running in the background - yikes! In today's episode, we are going to learn how we can start completing those cycles and getting back to a place of balance. Connect with me on Instagram @suziconfesses
May 28, 202119:27
94: Why you are looking at your "body after baby" all wrong!
How many times have you heard (or even said yourself) that someone was still trying to get "their body back" after giving birth? I have news for you - when you try to get your body back to where it was you are doing yourself a huge disservice, and I explain why in today's episode. Connect with me @suziconfesses
May 21, 202111:19
The #NoExcuses trend is something that has annoyed me for years but I recently discovered my issue isn't with the hashtag No Excuses, it's because we've attached the hashtag to the wrong thing. Find out what I think we SHOULD be #NoExcuses doing in today's episode. Connect with me on Instagram @suziconfesses
May 14, 202108:43
92: Give Yourself 1%
In this episode, Suzi draws parallels from Business and Wellness once again by breaking down why you should start giving yourself 1% of your time. Connect with me on Instagram @suziconfesses
May 07, 202116:43
91: Toxic Positivity
Toxic positivity is becoming more and more problematic as people choose to share "love and light" and tell people to "stay positive" instead of allowing others (and themselves) to feel their feelings. Feelings aren't good or bad, being sad, mad, or angry is a reaction to something and a way for you to process what is going on. And you need those feelings. In today's episode, Suzi talks about how toxic positivity is making people unnecessarily feel bad about having emotions. Instagram: @suziconfesses facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor
Apr 30, 202112:46
90: You need to be SURVIVING before you can worry about THRIVING
In today's episode, Suzi talks about something she thinks is missing in a lot of online spaces when it comes to really helping people. Too many influencers/coaches/businesses focus on helping people thrive, which is great - but only if they are already surviving. Tune in to learn what she means. Instagram @suziconfesses Facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessisntructor
Apr 23, 202112:08
89: Forget Self-Care, Just Take Care of Yourself.
Self-Care no, what you need is to simply take care of yourself. Getting manicures and massages are great, and if you have the time and money for those types of care enjoy them! But what you really need is to forget about the Instagram worthy self-care routines and just start taking better care of yourself. Instagram: www.facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor
Apr 16, 202116:55
88:The Poop Episode
Oh snap, today we are talking about poop. How often you should poop, what it should look like, and what it means for your health if you aren't pooping every day. Bristol Stool Chart: Soluble versus insoluble fiber: Find me on Instagram
Apr 09, 202113:02
87: 4 tips for making the transition to spring easier on your body
The transition from winter to spring can be hard on your body, so today I'm sharing 4 tips for helping to make that transition a little bit easier. No special diets or workouts needed! Join the April Ayurveda Challenge: Join the Facebook Group: Face washing & massage video:
Apr 02, 202124:10
86: You need to walk before you can run
Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! And every year as soon as we get a hint of spring I start seeing people out running and walking. If this is the year you want to start running, take my advice - learn to walk before you can run. Listen to today's podcast to see what I mean. email: | @suziconfesses |
Mar 26, 202124:25
85: How your cycle impacts body temperature and breathing while exercising
Have you ever considered how your cycle impacts your ability to perform when it comes to exercise? Aside from cramps and dealing with your actual period, for most people, the answer is no. Today Suzi explains how both your body temperature and your breathing changes during just ONE of your phases, and how that can greatly impact your performance, and why syncing your workouts to your cycle not only makes sense but is critical for happy hormones and a happy you! email: | @suziconfesses |
Mar 19, 202113:43
84: What is NEAT and why is it more important for weight loss than exercise?
For so many years most of us have thought that in order to lose weight we needed to exercise more and eat less. Well, that's only sorta true. For the average person, NEAT is more important for overall energy expenditure. But what the heck is NEAT? In today's episode, Suzi answers just that and also explains what other factors determine how much energy you burn on a daily basis.
Mar 12, 202125:40
83: Beware of Before & Afters
Before and after photos are the standard in the fitness & wellness industry to demonstrate how effective a program is, but basing someone's overall wellness on their outward appearance is an outdated way to prove how healthy someone is or isn't. Especially when those photos can be so easily manipulated. @suziconfesses
Mar 05, 202113:16
82: Close the LOOP
Need to free up some space in your brain? Learn what it means to close the loop and why it can help you focus, feel more relaxed, and get more done in less time! email: wellU: Instagram Facebook Blog:
Feb 26, 202114:19
81: When you know better, you do better
In today's episode, I'm taking a stroll down memory lane and sharing some of the stupid things that contributed to my decade-long burnout. And why those stupid things are EXACTLY why you should listen to me now so you don't make the same mistakes. Tag me @suziconfesses Email: email@example.com
Feb 19, 202131:08
80: Give yourself the gift of SELF-LOVE
Happy Valentine's Day weekend, this weekend I want to help you give yourself the gift of self-love! Today's episode is all about loving yourself and learning how to befriend yourself. FREE mindset challnge:
Feb 12, 202124:59
79: What the heck is Ayurveda??
You've heard me talk about Ayurveda a lot over the past 6 months but I haven't ever really sat down and explained what the heck it is. That changes today! Here is your quick(ish) and dirty rundown of what it is, and why I think it's such an important component of wellness. find me @suziconfesses virtual studio:
Feb 05, 202124:59
78: You need to recharge
We are just like our electronics. We can only go so far on one battery charge, and sometimes we think we are starting out with a full battery and discover we really are only working with 20% battery power. What do you do? In today's episode, I'm sharing some tips on how you can recharge while on the go, and asking you to take a pledge to use 10% less screen time and give that time to yourself for self-care instead. tag me @suziconfesses Buy my Joy Journal: amzn.to/3pidbN3
Jan 29, 202120:15
77: 10 things you can do this weekend to look and feel better
No matter whether you are actively trying to lose/gain weight, change your body composition, or just feel better about how you look in your clothes - or in general, this episode is for you. I'm giving you 10 things you can do THIS WEEKEND that will help you look and feel better, improve your confidence and self esteem - no diet or workout needed! @suziconfess on Instagram/Twitter facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor www.confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
Jan 22, 202126:58
76: Is my heart rate NORMAL?
It's a new year which means a lot of people have new gadgets or are starting to look at the data their devices give them a bit more closely and are wondering - what the heck is happening here? Is this normal? Well, today I'm answering a bunch of questions I've received recently about heart rates. Tag me @suziconfesses Blog: Virtual Studio:
Jan 15, 202118:20
75: Stop making goals based on the person you want to be, not the person you are
We've all heard that you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have and that adopting the mentality of the type of person you want to be can help you achieve that goal faster, and that is true. But when it comes to health and wellness goals, and even financial goals, it's important to really assess the person you are NOW and make your goals based on the foundation you have already created. Because jumping to the top of the pyramid in this type of situation is going to leave you on unsteady ground and 9 times out of 10 you're going to fall. Buy my book: amzn.to/2LeSW46 Join wellU and become a member of my free Facebook Community: suzifevens.vipmembervault.com Find me @suziconfesses facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessisntrcutor
Jan 08, 202122:46
74: Why your New Year's goals are BACKWARDS
Happy New Year!! Perhaps you are already knee-deep in goal setting, or maybe you've decided after last year that goals don't matter. Either way, I'm here to tell you that while I think it's still really helpful to set goals - you are probably doing it backwards. Tag me on Instagram or Twitter @suziconfesses and share your NEW goal(s) for the year, or to send me a message. You can also find me at facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor or welluniversity.ca / confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
Jan 01, 202115:55
73: Hoilday Yoga Nidra 4
Today is the final instalment of my Holiday Yoga Nidra series, and this Nidra was specifically designed to help you set an intention for 2021. While I reference holiday themes, you can use this at any time to help you gain focus and move forward. Enjoy! Remember, you can find a clean version of this and all of the holiday Nidras (without the intro/outro) by joining R+R lite for FREE on welluniversity.ca
Dec 25, 202017:24
72: Holiday Yoga Nidra 3
Welcome back for the 3rd episode in the Holiday Yoga Nidra Series - my gift to you this Christmas! Want a clean version of this nidra (without the intro/outro)? Sign up for my FREE R+R lite program to get this, and all of my yoga nidras! Tag me @suziconfesses and let me know if you are enjoying these!
Dec 18, 202010:60
71: Holiday Yoga Nidra 2
Today is the 2nd Holiday Yoga Nidra I've recorded for you as my gift to you! Each Friday in the month of December you can come back and hear a new Yoga Nidra. Not sure what Yoga Nidra is? Go back to episode 70 where I give the low-down on why it's so great! Get the edited version of the yoga nidra (no intro or outro) by joining my free program R+R lite: Tag me on Instagram @suziconfesses Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 11, 202014:23
70: Get better rest with Yoga Nidra
For the month of December, my gift to you is a brand new yoga nidra every Friday. In today's episode, I tell you a bit about yoga nidra is and why adding it to your life this month might help you get through the end of 2020 and this busy season feeling more rested! get today's yoga nidra without the intro/outro by joining my free R+R lite program: suzifevens.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/35
Dec 04, 202024:38
69: Fight overwhelm at work with this trick
Feeling overwhelmed? This has been a weird week and I have to say I haven't accomplished much. So I revisited one of my own pieces of advice to fight overwhelm and wanted to share it with you!
Nov 27, 202010:40
68: Why Diets Don't Work with Randa Derkson
Suzi is joined by Certified Holistic Nutritionist Randa Derkson of RandaNutrition.com who talks about her journey and why she believes diets don't work (and just plain suck!) Find Randa @randanutrition everywhere 3-Day Challenge: Find Suzi @suziconfesses
Nov 20, 202001:43:59
67: Creating Space
Creating space in your physical world can help you clear space in your mental world, and it doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Listen in while Suzi talks about how clearing your space can help you live more intentionally. Instagram @suziconfesses
Nov 13, 202035:59
66: Finding more FLOW
What's the difference between being "in the zone" and "zoning out"? And how can they impact happiness, self-esteem, and emotion regulation? What is flow? And what if you don't know where to find it. Suzi is answering all of these questions and more in today's episode! Show notes: Contact Suzi: / @suziconfesses / fb.me/confessionsofafitnessinstructor
Nov 06, 202035:59
65: Finding your TURBO BOOST button
Do you know how in racing video games there is often a "boost" near the end of the race that allows you to go even faster and catapults you towards the finish line? Wouldn't it be awesome if there were something similar in real life? Well, guess what - there is. And I'm going to teach you how to find it! Show notes: email Twitter/Instagram @suziconfesses fb.me/confessionsofafitnessinstructor
Oct 30, 202035:59
64: Is MAXIMIZING minimizing your happiness?
Are you a maximizer? Maximizing is a form of perfectionism and can really impact happiness levels, but not many people know what it is, or they do and just didn't know it had label. In today's episode, Suzi talks about what it is and how you can overcome it to find more happiness in your day. Show notes: email: twitter/instagram @suziconfesses fb/me/confessionsofafitnessinstructor
Oct 23, 202035:59
63: 8 Pillars for a Holistic Approach to Weight Loss
Weight loss is as easy as calories in/calories out, right? Wrong. In today's episode, Suzi talks about 8 pillars of weight loss from a yogic approach, and how you can easily integrate some of these into your life starting today! Intro to the Yamas & Niyamas: https://bit.ly/3nQ2yku Manage Your Mindset: https://bit.ly/3lJn4RS Nutrition Journal: https://amzn.to/34Wtqqq Show notes:
Oct 16, 202029:08
62: 5 Things you can do to support your health during the transition from summer to autumn
There is no denying it - autumn is in the air. In today's episode, Suzi is sharing 5 things you can do during this transitional period to support your health and help you feel more grounded and energized as we move into vata season in the Ayurvedic world. facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor @suziconfesses show notes:
Oct 09, 202021:57
61: What type of FUEL are you using?
Can we all PLEASE stop villainizing food and instead start thinking about it as fuel. Some fuel is superior to others, but they all will help fill your tank and give you the energy to survive, and that is priority number one. Find me on insta @suziconfesses, on Facebook at fb.me/confessionsofafitnessinstructor or email email@example.com
Oct 02, 202017:47
60: It's time to come HOME
In today's episode, Suzi is chatting about your home, not your house, and why it's so important that we come back to it. Tag Suzi on Instagram @suziconfesses Facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 25, 202017:47
59: Are you doing what's right for YOU or what's right for everyone else?
Recently I had to give myself a lecture. Actually, I have to give myself a lot of lectures and this was one that I thought maybe you needed to hear too. Because putting the needs of others ahead of our own is something many of us do without thinking about it, and something we do to our own determent.
Sep 18, 202017:47
58: It's NOT too late to start off those September goals
September is the "other" New Year and many people plan all summer to kick-off their new goals on September 1st. But then Sept 1st comes and goes, and Labour Day comes and goes and the next thing you know it's mid-September and you haven't started yet. Well, guess what? I think Mid-September is an EVEN better time to start than September 1st and I'll tell you why in today's episode. Join the R+R Waitlist: suzi-fevens.ck.page/bd08ab3eb3 Find me on Instagram @suziconfesses
Sep 11, 202017:44
Ep 57: Maybe it's not YOU
Have you ever stopped to think that maybe the reason we keep trying to fix the same things over and over is that we keep trying to solve the wrong problem? That's what today's episode is all about, that and the mystery of that always cluttered Tupperware cabinet! Sign up for the R+R waitlist: suzi-fevens.ck.page/bd08ab3eb3 Find me on Instagram @suziconfesses
Sep 04, 202019:21
Episode 56: Your Body Can't Lie
After a bit of a break I'm back! Today's episode started off with the intention to be about one thing but turned into something else entirely, and I'm not mad about it. I'm talking more about how this pandemic has pushed my hand in making changes to my business that have needed making for YEARS, and how your body simply doesn't have the capacity to lie - but your mind DOES. This episode is a bit longer than my average but I hope you'll find the stroll through my brain helpful and maybe will allow you to think a bit more about what your body has been trying to tell YOU. follow me at: @suziconfesses & @thewellnesssimplifiedpodcast email me at email@example.com
Aug 21, 202022:02
S U M M E R
With summer officially kicking off this weekend, Nova Scotia enjoying a heatwave and our restrictions lifted here this week so we can have gatherings of 10 people it really feels like party time! Today I'm dedicating the episode to all things summer including what my summer plans look like and some business talk too.
Jun 19, 202015:25
Culivating Moments of Delight
Let's not deny it, times are hard and on any given day you can experience the whole spectrum of emotions. What do you do when your normal stress-reducing activities are not an option? Today Suzi talks about cultivating those moments of delight and creating an updated "Happy List" email: Instagram & Twitter: @suziconfesses
May 29, 202008:52
53: You Don't Know Any Perspective But Your Own
It's been a hot minute since we had a regular podcast episode, but I'm finally feeling like it's time to get back to business as usual at least here! Today I want to talk a bit about perspective, and how some self-help gurus are telling people that if they shift their mindset and perspective about the pandemic it will help them get through it more easily, and I disagree. For some people yes, it's as easy as changing your perspective, but for the vast majority of people, that advice is more hurtful than helpful. Listen to today's episode to hear more. Contact Suzi: Instagram @suziconfesses & @thewellnesssimplifiedpodcast Twitter @suziconfesses Free Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WellnessSimplifiedGroup/
May 21, 202010:53
In today's episode, we are going to focus on a simple breathing exercise - square breathing. You may know it by a different name, it's basically the process of breathing in, pausing, exhaling, and pausing. It helps to slow and deepen your breath. Some people may find after a couple of rounds of square breathing that they need to stop and breathe normally for a few breaths, so that's what we do in the episode - enjoy!
Apr 24, 202006:44
52: Meditation for Forgiveness
There are so many expectations being thrown at us right now, both by friends and family, social media and from ourselves. In today's episode, I'm sharing a short meditation for forgiveness, and am reminding you that YOU ARE DOING ENOUGH. xoxo
Apr 17, 202011:09
51: Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep is another amazing type of meditation. Similar to the body scan we did a few weeks ago, this type of meditation allows you to focus your attention inwardly as you fall into the "in-between" state between awake and asleep. Studies have shown that a short Yoga Nidra practice is as restful on the body as an extra couple hours of sleep, making it a wonderful practice those days when you are feeling groggy but don't have time for a long nap or rest.
Apr 10, 202011:09
Body Scan Meditation
Hi friends! It's been a few weeks since my last episode and boy has the world changed. It didn't feel right to share my usual ramblings right now so instead I'm going to be bringing you some meditations for the next few weeks and we are kicking things off with a body scan. This is a great meditation for "first-timers" so I hope you enjoy it! Join my FREE Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/947673878710650/ Find my on Instagram @suziconfesses
Mar 27, 202010:16
47: Reasons your weight might be up that have nothing to do with gaining actual weight
Does that sound like an oxymoron? Of course, if your weight is up you've gained weight. Or does it? Today we are taking another dive into the archives to re-release one of our favourite episodes from this past year. So settle in and get ready to learn (or get a refresher) on your weight.
Feb 28, 202015:37
46: Creating goals that set you up for SUCCESS
Today we are diving into the vault to check back in on one of my favourite episodes from this first year of the podcast. Goal setting is such an important aspect of achieving our dreams, but creating the right kind of goals is critical. In today's episode, I talk about creating goals that set you up for success and how it might be your goal - not you - that is holding you back! www.suzifevens.ca www.welluniversity.ca email: Instagram & Twitter @suziconfesses
Feb 21, 202010:10
45: Don't put all your happiness "eggs" in one basket
Yesterday both my websites and email were down for the entire day. I think all in all I was down for around 40 hours. It was completely out of my control, web servers that went down and I had no choice but to wait around for the restoration. This was a bit of a drag, but because I don't operate all of my business from those two sites, it really only hindered a small part of my business. But it really got me thinking about those who depend solely on their website for their revenue. Understandably they were a bit wound up, but instead of being upset with our webhost, I think this serves as a good opportunity for them to really look at their business model. Because rarely is it wise to keep all your eggs in one basket. Which is what led me to today's episode. As much as it's true for business, it's also true in our personal lives. Train with Suzi: welluniversity.ca Blog. confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com Instagram/Twitter @suziconfesses Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 14, 202015:51
44: Some weeks are just LONG
Do you know those weeks that just never seem to end? Not because they are bad weeks, or because something overly stressful is going on, but because they just physically seem LONG? I've had one of those weeks, and after talking to some of you, you have too. And you know what? That's a-ok! email: Instagram: @suziconfesses Facebook: facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
Feb 07, 202006:15
43: What's on your HAPPY LIST?
We've made it to the end of January but we are still a long way away from spring. In today's episode, Suzi shares her go-to tips for finding pockets of joy during a long dreary winter. Share your "Happy List" and tag Suzi @suziconfesses on Instagram and Twitter, or by joining her free Mindful Living Facebook group: contact Suzi: email@example.com
Feb 01, 202009:56
Travel Wellness Trends for 2020 with Kaila Yu
In this episode, Suzi is joined by Kaila Yu, travel and wellness expert and co-host of the podcast "From Hell to Wellness" all about travel wellness trends for 2020. Find Kaila on Instagram @KailaYu and @FromHelltoWellness and online at Find Suzi at @suziconfesses and or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 24, 202050:59
41: The WORD of the Year with Crystal Richard
In part 2 of my interview with Crystal we talk about choosing a word of the year, Crystal shares hers and talks me through choosing mine! Get an inside look on some of the considerations that go into choosing a word for the year and hear what mine is - you'll never guess what I've chosen! Find Crystal: Find Rebecca: Find Suzi: Email Suzi: email@example.com
Jan 17, 202031:36
Goal Setting to Cultivate a Life You Love with Crystal Richard
In today's episode - the first of the year and the decade! I'm talking to Crystal Richard of all about goal setting and how it's important to set the right kind of goals to help you cultivate the life you want. Find show notes: Find Crystal: Instagram: Blog: PR: Shop: Find Suzi: Instagram: Facebook: Blog: Website:
Jan 10, 202033:52
39: Three lessons we can learn from Hallmark Christmas movies
I've been over here steeping in Hallmark movies since November 1st so I consider myself a pretty decent authority on them, which is what has prompted me to record this episode. Three lessons we can learn from Hallmark Christmas movies, plus a bonus lesson. This is a fun episode you won't want to miss as the holidays creep nearer and nearer!
Dec 12, 201910:25
38: How often should I exercise?
Today I'm going to answer another question I get asked a lot and that is: How often should I exercise? Holiday Hustle: suzifevens.vipmembervault.com/teaser/courses/view/12 Show notes:
Dec 06, 201914:21
37: How much water should YOU drink?
Water, water, water. I'm always talking about water and making sure you are getting enough, but what IS enough? In today's podcast, I'm going to tell you exactly how much water you should be drinking!
Nov 29, 201907:39
36: 3 tactics for getting through the holidays feeling GOOD both physically and mentally
The holidays are one of my favourite times of the year but they can be hard on both our bodies and our mental health. Today I'm sharing three of my favourite tactics for getting through the holidays with less stress and while still feeling good in the skin we are in!
Nov 22, 201915:02
35: #BookChat: Magical YA Series with my niece Emma
Last Wednesday was "take your kid to work day" and my niece Emma came and spent the day with me. One of the many things we did was to record a podcast episode! In today's episode, we talk all about books, books that teens and adults can both enjoy! Find the show notes on my website:
Nov 15, 201914:32
34: 3 Things you should be tracking with your FitBit app that have nothing to do with steps.
FitBits are more popular than ever, but most people only take note of their steps, and that's a shame because there are other things your FitBit tracks that are every bit as useful. Today I share 3 things + 1 bonus thing you should be tracking on your FitBit app that has nothing to do with steps
Nov 08, 201915:58
33:What you do most of the time matters more than what you do some of the time
Happy November 1st! We have 61 days left in the year, and while it's a challenging time of year as many of us still have Halloween candy hanging around, my US friends have Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, and then the holidays, parties, concerts, New Year's - yikes! Today I'm sharing how you can enjoy ALL of those things and still end up feeling better and healthier than you feel right now!
Nov 01, 201909:17
32: It's ok if you don't want it that badly
Do you know that thing? That thing you keep thinking about doing, that thing you want to be doing but aren't? That thing that if you wanted it badly enough you'd find time for but haven't? Guess what? It's ok if you still want to do it EVENTUALLY but don't want it enough to do it right now...
Oct 25, 201909:29
31: YOU are the villain in someone's story...
No matter how wonderful you are, there is no avoiding it - you will always be the villain in someone's story. Learning to accept that and not waste your time trying to make everyone love you will allow you to spend your time where it matters. email: Instagram/Twitter @suziconfesses www.confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
Oct 18, 201914:52
30: Maybe you need to stare out the window...
In today's episode Suzi talks about why when things are the most hectic, it's even more important to stop and find time to stare out the window.
Oct 11, 201909:55
29: On Taming Your Inner 5 Year Old
We all have an inner child and sometimes that child doesn't behave. Sometimes it refuses to eat any vegetables, stomps it's feet and cries and begs for cake when you know it would be better off with an apple. TOday's episode is all about ways to help you tame your inner child (And when you should embrace it!) to help you live your best life!
Oct 04, 201910:02
28: Are You Installing Your Updates?
In today's episode, Suzi talks about the importance of doing "nothing" and why it is critical to find little pockets of time in your day & week to do nothing. Find Suzi online: @suziconfesses facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor www.confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
Sep 27, 201909:55
27: Looking For A Magic Pill?
Looking for a magic pill that will help you become healthier, more relaxed, have better immunity, better digestion and a pile of other benefits? Then listen up my friends, because I've got one for you! Contact Suzi: @suziconfesses facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor www.suzifevens.ca www.confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
Sep 20, 201908:01
26: Why the scale isn't moving even though you're doing everything right
In today's episode, Suzi talks about weight loss, and why you might not be seeing the scale move as quickly as you expect when you are doing everything right. There are a lot of reasons why someone might not be losing weight that involves metabolism, thyroid, hormones, stress, etc. but even when "everything is right" there will come a point where you feel frustrated. You are doing everything you are supposed to be doing to lose weight and the scale still isn't moving. Why? That's exactly what we are talking about today! Contact Suzi: Twitter & Instagram: @suziconfesses facebook.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor www.confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
Sep 13, 201915:26
Episode 25: What's In Your Backpack?
Today's podcast episode is a fitting one since it's "Back to School Week" here in Nova Scotia. The backback/bookbag is one of my favorite analogies for helping people realize that not only is it impossible to do all the things all the time, but that it's ok to move things in and out of your bookbag as needed. Not sure what I mean? Listen and find out!
Sep 06, 201913:45
24: What Can You Let Go Of?
In the final episode of season one Suzi talks about letting go and why she is taking August off from podcasting. Don't worry - Wellness SImplified will be back with season 2 starting on September 6th!
Aug 02, 201904:41
23: July #BookChat Suzi's Top Books First Half of 2019
In today's episode of Book Chat Suzi discusses her favorite books from the first half of 2019! Books discussed include: The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena The Red Queen Series - Victoria Aveyard Becoming - Michelle Obama The Hating Game - Sally Thorne Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng The History of Bees - Maja Lunde Let Suzi know what your fave book has been so far this year! Connect on social media at @suziconfesses or fb.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor
Jul 29, 201918:33
22: The PROBLEM with the Law of Attraction
In today's episode, Suzi talks about the Law of Attraction, what is wrong with it, and what you can do to make it work for you! Tag @suziconfesses on Instagram and Twitter and use the #WellnessSimplifiedPodcast hashtag!
Jul 26, 201911:05
21: Mindfulness Isn't What You Think
Think you know what mindfulness is? Think again! In today's episode, Suzi talks about the types of mindfulness and what you can do to be more mindful in your every day. Contact Suzi: @suziconfesses on Instagram and Twitter
Jul 19, 201907:24
20: There is NOTHING Wrong With You with Dr. Keltie Warren
In today's episode, Suzi interviews Dr. Keltie Warren of Warren's Cafe of Life in Coldbrook, NS about the five things she tells her clients that might surprise you. Find Dr. Warren at:
Jul 12, 201933:23
19: All or Nothing
When it comes to health and wellness, many people have an all or nothing attitude, which does them nothing but a disservice. In today's episode, Suzi talks about why something is better than nothing. Tag Suzi using @SuziConfesses and the #WellnessSimplifiedPodcast
Jul 05, 201923:36
18: Flip The List
In today's episode, Suzi shares her latest productivity hack and how she is getting more done - including some of those items that have been sitting on her to-do list for way too long, without working more!
Jun 28, 201907:24
17: #BookChat I've Been Ruined by Diana Galbadon with Michelle Collins
In the June episode of #bookchat, Suzi talks to Michelle Collings of about what she's been reading (and loving) lately, and all things Outlander - this episode is the perfect way to pass the time during this year's #Draughtlander! Follow: Michelle @thiswholelife01
Jun 24, 201951:48
16: Cultivating a Positive Body Image with Doris Ward
In this episode, Suzi speaks to Doris Ward of fortheloveoffitnesspei.com about her passion for helping to cultivate a positive body image, and her top tips for doing just that. Follow Doris on Facebook: and Instagram
Jun 21, 201956:56
15: Your REASON is not an EXCUSE
#NoExcuses is one of my least favourite hashtag trends. Why? Because your excuse isn't always an excuse, many times it's actually a REASON. That's what today's episode is all about, why your reason is not an excuse but how it can TURN into one!
Jun 14, 201908:37
Episode 14: Prove You Need It
In today's episode, Suzi talks about starting a new exercise or nutrition plan and why you should prove you need the expensive things before going "all in". Instead, use the resources you have to prove it's something you should invest in before dropping the big bucks. Find Suzi online @suziconfesses and fb.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor Find out more about my At-Home Workout Program starting on June 10th (prove you need to buy heavier weights or a gym membership by starting out using what you have) by clicking here: suzifevens.vipmembervault.com/teaser/courses/view/6
Jun 07, 201909:58
Episode 13: Night Routines are the *NEW* Morning Routines with Kayla Short
Everyone is always talking about morning routines, but what about night routines? In this episode, Suzi chats with Kayla Short of about why they both prefer an evening routine over a morning one, and why for them, it's the only way to do it. Follow Kaya @shortpresents Follow Suzi @suziconfesses Join in on the conversation using #WellnessSimplifiedPodcast Show notes can be found at www.wellnessimplifiedpodcast.com
May 31, 201954:42
May #BookChat: Books that stick with you are the best books with Lori Byrne
In this special episode of the Wellness Simplified podcast, Suzi is joined by Lori Byrne of farmfreshstyle.ca to chat all things books! Find out what the ladies are reading now, their favorite books they've read lately and the books they didn't love. Follow Lori @farmfreshstyle & find her at farmfreshstyle.ca Follow Suzi @suziconfesses & @suzireadsalot Get the show notes, including all the books mentioned in this episode at WellnessSimplifiedPodcast.com and click on episode 12.
May 27, 201922:40
Self-care Is the OPPOSITE of selfish
In this week's episode Suzi talks about the perception that self-care is selfish and why she thinks it's actually the exact opposite. Contact Suzi: Twitter & Instagram @suziconfesses #WellnessSimplifiedPodcast Fb.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com suzifevens.ca confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
May 24, 201908:28
50 Alternative Self-Care Activities with Heather Laura Clarke
In today's episode, Suzi and Heather from discuss non-traditional self-care activities and practices that they enjoy and hope to inspire you to re-discover some of your own! Show notes: confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com/podcast Follow Heather @HFXHeather Contact Suzi at online @suziconfesses or find her at confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com and suzifevens.ca
May 17, 201943:32
Are you GAINING weight? Or are you weight stable?
In today's episode, Suzi talks about a weighty issue - your body weight, and what most people don't realize about how many things can cause their weight to change day to day that has nothing to do with gaining or losing fat or muscle. And why looking at one singular weigh-in really isn't going to tell you a whole lot. Contact Suzi: FInd the show notes: episode #9 Find Suzi on Facebook: fb.com/confessionsofafitnessinstructor or Instagram & Twitter @suziconfesses & join in on the conversation using the #WellnessSimplifiedPodcast hashtag.
May 10, 201915:41
Safety Tips for Female Travelers with Jenna MacDonald
In this episode, Suzi talks to solo travel pro Jenna MacDonald from about safety tips for female (and all humans!) travelers. Traveling solo can be one of life's most empowering adventures, but it can also be scary and unsafe if you don't know what precautions to use to make sure you are staying as safe as possible. Jenna shares great, simple, easily implementable tips that will make sure you stay safe on your next adventure! Find Jenna @theresashoeforthat and Contact Suzi at or find her online @suziconfesses and suzifevens.ca / confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com
May 03, 201928:51
Should You Rest or Exercise?
In today's episode, Suzi talks about exercising when you are sick, how long you should take off when sick or injured, and how to know when you should rest or workout. Contact Suzi: Find her on Instagram and Twitter @suziconfesses and on Facebook at .
Apr 26, 201909:59
Find Your EASY BIG WIN with Laura Churchill Duke
Today Suzi is interviewing Laura Churchill Duke from Your Last ReSort Home Organizing & Staging and finding out what she and her business partners have learned about how the space we live in impacts our mental health, and how they are helping to change the lives of their clients by giving them that easy big win. Find Laura: Web: on Instagram. She can also be found at Instagram and Twitter @valleyfamilyfun Facebook at You can find Suzi at: suzifevens.ca email Twitter & Instagram @suziconfesses Big thanks to Mel for our amazing intro, she can be found @hilovegreetings on Instagram and https://hilovegreetings.etsy.com
Apr 19, 201942:60
Who Parents You Now???
In today's episode, Suzi talks about who's job it is to parent you now that you are an adult, and what the heck that even means! Contact Suzi: Twitter/Instagram: @suziconfesses suzifevens.ca Wellness Simplified Membership: suzifevens.vipmembervault.com/teaser/courses/view/3 Manage Your Mindset Challenge: pages.convertkit.com/d2b672b20f/de2bae6fd3 Visit Mel @hilovegreetings or hilovegreetings.etsy.ca
Apr 12, 201912:58
The 3 things you should do every day to be more productive
In today's episode, Suzi teaches you what three things you should do each day in order to be more productive. Contact Suzi: Twitter/Instagram @suziconfesses suzifevens.ca Suzi's personal journal: Mel: @hilovegreetings on Instagram or shop: hilovegreetings.etsy.com
Apr 05, 201912:11
Stop Worrying About Being WEIRD
In this episode, Suzi talks about being weird and why we need to embrace our "weirdness". Want to get in contact with Suzi? email: Instagram & Twitter: @suziconfesses Check out the Harry Potter newspaper article and photo: Hi Love Greetings: Find Mel on Instagram and at her etsy shop: To find Nicole Culver's Podcast search "The Shift Show" in your favourite podcasting platform.
Mar 22, 201912:10
Episode 02: When S.M.A.R.T Goals are Stupid
In this episode, Suzi talks about SMART Goals and where many people go wrong when goal setting. Want to get in contact with Suzi? email: Instagram & Twitter: @suziconfesses
Mar 15, 201909:49
Episode 01: Welcome to Wellness Simplified!
Welcome to Wellness Simplified with Suzi Fevens. This quick intro episode will introduce you to our host, why we are starting this podcast and what you can expect from future episodes. Connect with Suzi: Instagram: Twitter: Blog: Business site: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 08, 201905:36