Grow Your Path to Wellness

Amanda Kostura & Kelsi Amerine

Welcome! Tune-in weekly to our real-talk sessions normalizing mental health as health. You'll find realistic and practical mental health information to get your brain and body moving toward optimal wellness. You can also find our our podcasts as videos on our YouTube Vlog! Be sure to like and subscribe so you don’t miss the most recent episodes! With love, Amanda and Kelsi Support our podcast: https://anchor.fm/gyptw/support Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support read less
Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

Episodes

Parenting Teens: Emotional Wellness w/ Molly Feigal
30-10-2023
Parenting Teens: Emotional Wellness w/ Molly Feigal
Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Molly Feigal to discuss the very relevant and needed topic of how parent's can support their teen's emotional well-being. Molly shares her insights regarding the current mental health crisis with our teens, and provides a few practical and easy-to-implement Dos and Don'ts to connect more deeply and authentically. We also discuss why it is so important for teens to have a healthy connection with their caregivers. To connect with Molly and learn more about her services: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollyfeigal.encore Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/molly.feigal/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/molly-feigal-973521248/ Website: www.mollyfeigalparentingsupport.com Email: molly@coachmollyf.com __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive. Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: ⁠⁠⁠ / @growyourpathtowellness⁠⁠ ⁠ Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: ⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/sh... ⁠⁠Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting ⁠⁠www.cyopinc.org⁠⁠ or following them on Instagram and Facebook @cyopinc Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting ⁠⁠⁠https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com ⁠ ⁠⁠𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
Connecting All People through the Creative Process w/ Carolina Martin
22-08-2023
Connecting All People through the Creative Process w/ Carolina Martin
*TW- grief* When her mother passed away as a result of her 6 year fight against lung-cancer, Carolina Martin turned her grief into passion and found her life's work. Carrying positive characteristics from her two artist parents, Carolina vowed to use her blessings for the betterment of our larger communities through her traveling hands-on art education business. We discuss how creative expression relates to social wellness, and options for engaging in this creative expression and community building on a budget. Carolina is also a large advocate for bringing intersectionality into her work for everyone's benefit. Learn more about Carolina by visiting her website https://www.thebomparties.com/ Follow The Bom Parties on Facebook or Instagram __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services.  Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive.  Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@GrowYourPathtoWellness⁠ ⁠ Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw ⁠⁠Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting ⁠www.cyopinc.org⁠ or following them on Instagram and Facebook @cyopinc  Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting ⁠⁠https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com  ⁠⁠𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
Using Meditation for Business Success w/ Lori Saitz
23-07-2023
Using Meditation for Business Success w/ Lori Saitz
Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Lori Saitz in a really passionate exploration of meditation and how it supports our overall goals in life. We de-bunk myths about meditation ("I should be doing this", "I'm not good at it", "I don't have time", and more. Lori shares how meditation can help re-wire your brain, giving opportunity to tune into your own awareness and to find your own inner voice, rather than what others say you should be doing. We also touch on when affirmations are helpful, or when they are teetering on toxic positivity or unhelpful in some other way. We wrap up by emphasizing that, despite the message in society, hard work is not the only factor in reaching success. To learn more about Lori and the services she offers, visit her website: zenrabbit.com __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive. Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@GrowYourPathtoWellness⁠ ⁠ Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw ⁠⁠Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting ⁠www.cyopinc.org⁠ or following them on Instagram and Facebook @cyopinc Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting ⁠⁠https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com ⁠⁠𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
Sustaining Your Nonprofit w/ Libby V
02-07-2023
Sustaining Your Nonprofit w/ Libby V
Today we had the wonderful opportunity to bring guest Libby Villavicencio aka Libby V to share her wisdom and expertise about sustaining a nonprofit. We discuss all aspects of both organizational and community wellness related to this topic - from clarifying the differences between a for profit and nonprofit, to identifying how a scarcity mindset can be limiting abundance abilities. Libby also shares how important a non profit board is, especially being in alignment with the organizations' core values and having a board that represents your ecosystem. To learn more about Libby V and her work with nonprofits, visit: https://smartlink.metricool.com/public/smartlink/libby-v-and-associates  __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive. Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@GrowYourPathtoWellness ⁠ Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw⁠ Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting www.cyopinc.org or following them on Instagram and Facebook @cyopinc Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting ⁠https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com⁠ 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
The Importance of Communication in the Workplace w/ Kim Laughlin
07-06-2023
The Importance of Communication in the Workplace w/ Kim Laughlin
Today we welcomed Kim Laughlin, Cultural Apex Coach and expert in leadership, communication, and culture in the workplace. We discuss Kim's approach to changing culture in occupational settings by first starting with the leaders, ensuring their address any barriers or triggers they have to being successful, and what is the true meaning of leadership. Learn more about Kim and her coaching at www.culturalapexcoach.com __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive. Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: https://www.youtube.com/ @GrowYourPathtoWellness Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting www.cyopinc.org or following them on Instagram and Facebook @cyopinc Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
Mother's Day Special: Recognizing the Wellness of Mothers
14-05-2023
Mother's Day Special: Recognizing the Wellness of Mothers
**TW: brief discussion of potentially activating topics including: infertility, death, difficult Mother's Day emotions. In honor of Mother's Day, Kelsi and Amanda discuss all things motherhood as they relate to holistic wellness and intersectional identities. We hold space for those experiencing difficult emotions related to Mother's Day, including grief, loss, anger, and sadness. We also recognize the impossible standards of society when it comes to being a mother, and how lack of education on these issues can impact physical, mental, emotional, social, occupational, and financial wellness. __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive. Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: https://www.youtube.com/@GrowYourPathtoWellness Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: https://anchor.fm/gyptw Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting www.carvemypath.org or following them on Instagram @CYOPInc Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
Art Therapy for Military & First Responders w/ Casey Frederick
17-04-2023
Art Therapy for Military & First Responders w/ Casey Frederick
Art Therapist Casey Frederick joined the show today to breakdown the benefits of engaging in Art Therapy, specifically for first responders and military populations. We discuss who Art Therapy can help, how, and what misconceptions people have. Learn more about Art Therapy: www.ArtTherapy.org Find out more about Art Therapy through Casey by visiting www.FirstlineCounseling.com and following on Instagram: @High_Strung_Art_Studio __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive. Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: https://www.youtube.com/ @GrowYourPathtoWellness Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: https://anchor.fm/gyptw Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting www.carvemypath.org or following them on Instagram @carvemypath Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychoth... 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
Reaching Peak Performance Through Your Mind w/ Lauren Ammon
23-03-2023
Reaching Peak Performance Through Your Mind w/ Lauren Ammon
Lauren Ammon of Performance Reimagined joined us to day to emphasize the importance of training your mind just as you train your body, in order to reach peak performance. She teaches us about the invisible opponent within, how to address them with 3 key principles to improve physical and mental wellness. Learn how to use your inner coach just as much as you hear your inner opponent. Find out more about Lauren and her Athlete Mindset Coaching and Training by visiting PerformanceReimagined.com and following on Instagram: @performance_reimagined_ __ This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive. Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach: https://www.youtube.com/ @GrowYourPathtoWellness Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: https://anchor.fm/gyptw Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting www.carvemypath.org or following them on Instagram @carvemypath Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
Farmacy at The Chef's Garden w/ Dr. Amy Sapola
14-03-2023
Farmacy at The Chef's Garden w/ Dr. Amy Sapola
Today we welcomed Dr. Amy Sapola to share about Farmacy at The Chef’s Garden and the connection between agricultural practices and human wellness. We discussed the how conventional and regenerative agriculture practices differ, how soil health impacts human health, and why eating food from each color category matters.   Learn more about  @ChefsGarden on YouTube, or visit their website. __  This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive.    Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach:  https://www.youtube.com/ @GrowYourPathtoWellness     Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: https://anchor.fm/gyptw   Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting www.carvemypath.org or following them on Instagram @carvemypath   Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapyservices.com    𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰!  Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support
A More Holistic Approach to Staying Well
12-02-2023
A More Holistic Approach to Staying Well
With colds and bugs seemingly going around families and communities non-stop right now, Kelsi & Amanda felt it relevant to chat about the importance of taking a holistic approach to preventative wellness. We provide some education on the impact of excessive, unresolved stress on the body's immune system and functioning of other bodily systems. Then we explore ideas for other dimensions of wellness that are within our control to address, which may also have an impact on our ability to prevent and recover from illness.  **We are not medical doctors and are not sharing medical advice. Please discuss any health concerns with your own team of healthcare professionals.** Check out Kelsi's upcoming Ecotherapy Workshop offered by Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy here: https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com/gg-workshops Learn about the upcoming Wellness Speaker Panels offered by Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path here: https://www.carvemypath.org/book-online __  This episode is brought to you by Amanda Kostura, LISW-S of Carve Your Own Path, Inc. and Kelsi Amerine, LISW of Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy Services. Amanda and Kelsi are passionate about educating and empowering our community with the wellness tools needed to thrive.    Subscribe to the Grow Your Path to Wellness YouTube Channel for more valuable information on how to take care of your wellness through a holistic approach:  https://www.youtube.com/@GrowYourPathtoWellness   Subscribe to our audio podcast on your favorite streaming platform: https://anchor.fm/gyptw Learn more about Amanda's non-profit organization Carve Your Own Path, Inc by visiting www.carvemypath.org or following them on Instagram @carvemypath   Learn more about Kelsi's private practice Guidance and Growth Psychotherapy by visiting https://www.guidanceandgrowthpsychotherapy.com 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐬 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰! Be sure to like & subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gyptw/support