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The Present Day Wise Woman – Healthy Life Hacks
with Jennifer Jefferies

 

Are you stuck in survival mode? Want to make your health a priority, but life keeps getting in the way? Coming from a place of prevention, renowned naturopath and wellness expert Jennifer Jefferies shares grounded, realistic advice with humour, offering proven health hacks that are designed to bring about big changes to your health – fast and work around the busiest of schedules. 

Affectionately known as ‘The Present Day Wise Woman’, Jen is no stranger to corporate burnout and draws on her personal experiences of how she went from surviving to thriving. When Jen’s not helping individuals create a better, healthier, more successful life, she’s travelling the globe working with some of the world’s biggest brands to boost productivity, improve performance and minimise absenteeism by prioritising workplace wellbeing.

#31. Are you attracting or repelling?

#31. Are you attracting or repelling?

Have you ever experienced obstacle after obstacle when trying to achieve a goal? When you push hard for what we want in life that energy can end up pushing away the very thing you want most. In this episode, Jen talks about the role of energy in success and the importance of shifting your energy from push to flow to attract and not repel what you want.

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#30. Hacking Your Healthy Hormones

#30. Hacking Your Healthy Hormones

What is holding you back from everything you want to be and do? Chances are the same thing that holds all of us back – fear. In this episode, Jen explains that fear has the same physical response in our body as excitement; the only difference is the way we think about it and breathe through it.

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#29. Fear or excitement?

#29. Fear or excitement?

What is holding you back from everything you want to be and do? Chances are the same thing that holds all of us back – fear. In this episode, Jen explains that fear has the same physical response in our body as excitement; the only difference is the way we think about it and breathe through it.

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#27. Maintaining self-discipline

#27. Maintaining self-discipline

Maintaining self-discipline is often the secret to getting the rewards we want and the growth we need – so why do we struggle so much with it? In this episode, Jen shares tips on how to stay focused and motivated when we don’t feel like it, and why it’s vital to run towards the things that appear ‘too hard’.

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#26. The lazy lymphatic system

#26. The lazy lymphatic system

Your lymphatic system is the vacuum cleaner of your blood. It helps rid your body of toxins, waste and other nasties, making it an essential part of your immune system. But as the laziest system in your body, it doesn’t do its job well without your help. In this episode, Jen shares simple hacks to help you support your lymphatic system to boost your overall health.

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#25. Are you fascinated or fascinating

#25. Are you fascinated or fascinating

The closest feeling we can experience to love is fascination. When you are fascinated with someone, you are present, engaged, listening and connected. The only challenge is, most of us try to be fascinating, the object of attention, instead of being fascinated, giving someone else our attention. In this episode, Jen discusses the importance of being fascinated to give others the attention and connection they need and deserve.

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#24. Let’s talk about sex, baby!

#24. Let’s talk about sex, baby!

Are the stressors of life affecting your libido? When you are stressed, your adrenal energy, hormone levels, and sexual desire can be impacted in a big way. In this episode, Jen gets real about sex and shares how you can get your body out of survival mode, so it doesn’t turn your libido off as a way to cope with stress.

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#23. You know what to do

#23. You know what to do

Ever thought you don’t know what to do to next to move forward in an area of your life? In this episode, Jen will challenge you with her belief that we all do know what to do – we just don’t do it. Demonstrating that there is a big difference between knowing what we need to do and doing what we need to do, Jen sheds light on the big issues that get in our way – procrastination, self-sabotage and not listening to your intuition.

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#22. We are not one body system

#22. We are not one body system

Think you can isolate one body system, take action to support and improve it and have your overall health improve? Think again. There’s not one quick and easy fix. In this episode, Jen explains the importance of looking at your body as a whole, to move beyond symptoms and get to the root cause.

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#19. If you screw up, so what?

#19. If you screw up, so what?

When things go wrong, do you beat yourself up or build yourself up? If you’re like most people, you criticise yourself and then compare your failure to the perceived success of someone else, but this doesn’t serve you. In this episode, Jen shares why we need to screw up, learn, tweak and try again to grow and the importance of spending most of our time focusing on our strengths and celebrating our progress.

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#17. Staying Present

#17. Staying Present

Are you so busy living in the past or the future that you’re not enjoying the present? In this episode, Jen shares how slowing down and focusing on one thing at a time can reignite your passion, bring more excitement into your life, minimise your stress and improve your overall health.

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#16. Caving to a craving?

#16. Caving to a craving?

When you’re stressed, your body can start to crave foods for comfort. In this episode, Jen delves into what your stress cravings can mean and how you can give your body and more specifically your brain what it needs without giving in to those sugar, carbs and fatty cravings.

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#15. Is it urgent or important?

#15. Is it urgent or important?

We live in a day and age where everything is expected instantly, and it’s causing us enormous amounts of stress and pressure. In this episode, Jen shares one of her stress minimising strategies; a simple question helps her assess the priority of the tasks and activities in her day and determine whether it needs to be done now, later or by someone else.

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#13. Get comfortably uncomfortable

#13. Get comfortably uncomfortable

Do you love staying in your comfort zone? In this spontaneous episode, Jen shares how she lets herself get comfortably uncomfortable by choosing a life of ‘yes’. You’ll hear about her latest challenge that got her so uncomfortable she had to accept help to get through it.

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#12. What Your Pimples Mean

#12. What Your Pimples Mean

Think your pimples are due to hormones? Think again. In this episode, Jen explains why your breakouts and where they are on your face can tell you a lot about your nutrition and how well specific body systems are working. You’ll also learn how to guard against pimples by protecting your skin from the inside out.

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#11. Is your tea habit bad for you?

#11. Is your tea habit bad for you?

Love a good cup of tea? These days many people are making the switch to tea for a healthier option, but did you know some teas are worse than coffee? In this episode, Jen takes you through the different types of teas and shares which ones are the best to sip and enjoy.

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#10. How stress shortens your life

#10. How stress shortens your life

Are you burning the candle at both ends? Stress, chronic depression and unhappiness can tax your body in ways you don’t even realise. In this episode, Jen looks at what you can do daily to minimise your stress, support your wellbeing and ensure you are lengthening your life – not shortening it.

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#9. What’s Your Poo Telling You?

#9. What’s Your Poo Telling You?

Your poo can tell you a lot about your health. In this episode, Jen answers all of the secret poo questions you’ve been wondering about but haven’t wanted to ask. You’ll learn what your poo should look like, what deficiencies it can reveal, how frequently you should go and how much it can impact your health if you’re not emptying well.

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#8. From breakdowns to breakthroughs

#8. From breakdowns to breakthroughs

Life wasn’t meant to be easy if it was, how would we grow? There will come a time where things don’t go to plan; we’ll be thrown out of balance, and events will rock you to your very core. But, as Jen shares in this episode, it’s often these life-changing moments that change you into a better person or lead you to more remarkable outcomes.

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#5. Essential oils, natures perfect remedy

#5. Essential oils, natures perfect remedy

Healing oils and herbs have been used as remedies for thousands of years. In this episode, Jen shares how this natural ‘old-time pharmacy’ can help keep those nasty bugs and pathogens away. Plus you’ll hear about Jen’s go-to blend that ensures she’s breathing clean and filtered air to stay well especially in times like now in 2020.

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#4. Shoo the ‘bum glue’!

#4. Shoo the ‘bum glue’!

Could bum glue be to blame for your ailments? In this episode, Jen explains how refined and processed grains, aka ‘bum glue’ can get stuck in your body and cause inflammation and illness. Take her quick test to see if ‘bum glue’ is an issue for you and find out how you can get it gone!

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#2. Triangle of Health

#2. Triangle of Health

Think good health is just about consuming the right food and exercising? Think again. In this episode, Jen dives into the three areas of health – the attitudinal, emotional and physical – and explains how one area out of balance can derail your whole system if you’re not careful.

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#1. Sleep Your Way Out Of Burnout

#1. Sleep Your Way Out Of Burnout

Find yourself running out of energy? Getting broken sleep? You might be stuck in adrenal survival mode. In this reality checking episode, Jen shares her story of burnout and why sleep is the key to recharging your adrenal glands and getting your Qi - your energy and...

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Meet The Host

Jennifer Jefferies

Jennifer Jefferies

Jennifer Jefferies is The Present Day Wise Woman, one of Australia’s most respected authors and speakers in the area of health and wellbeing, working closely with some of the world’s most well known brands to restore work life balance and minimise presenteeism and absenteeism in their organisations.

Experiencing corporate burnout in her 20’s , eventually a car accident stopped her in her tracks and she knew she could not go back to the way she had been living and working. It was through natural therapies that she found her health again, and after just three weeks I knew I was heading in the right direction. She was so inspired Jennifer went back to school to study to be a naturopath and aromatherapist.

Jennifer put her specialty into how “day to day” life stressors impact our physical health. Showing up with symptoms like crappy energy, sleep, moods, weight, aches and pains and hormone issues etc. So many of our day to day “ails” are lifestyle stress related.

Turning away from her pharmaceutical management career Jennifer became a passionate naturopath, and for more than 25 years has helped countless individuals improve their lives so they can live their dreams, enjoy life and give back.

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