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 PodcastJun 10, 2022
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 email@example.com
Apr 15, 202218:45
125: What's in your Backpack?
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