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184. Briefly Inspired: The Mighty Mineral Magnesium

184. Briefly Inspired: The Mighty Mineral Magnesium

April 24, 2024

In this episode of our Briefly Inspired series, we explore the significant role magnesium plays in our health. Dr. Teresa Campanile joins us to unravel the mysteries of this crucial mineral. Learn about what magnesium does in our bodies, how to recognize signs of deficiency, and effective ways to supplement it.

183. How to Rewrite Your Fitness Story

183. How to Rewrite Your Fitness Story

April 22, 2024

Join Skyterra’s Fitness Director Ryan as he shares his transformation from viewing fitness as a chore in his father’s basement gym to embracing it as a personal passion. This episode explores the psychological challenges of identity and motivation, highlighting how small, deliberate actions can redefine our self-perception and lead to lasting change. Learn practical strategies for aligning your actions with your aspirations, and discover how to incrementally build a healthier, more empowered version of yourself.

182. The Automatic Easy Button: How AI Can Improve Your Life

182. The Automatic Easy Button: How AI Can Improve Your Life

April 15, 2024

Learn about the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it can improve your life and your health. We’ll uncover the practical applications of AI that can make everyday tasks simpler and more enjoyable, from enhancing creative projects and optimizing fitness routines to creating recipes using ingredients found in your refrigerator. Tune in to learn how AI can be a part of your life, offering tools for innovation and efficiency in the modern world.

181. Conquering Social Anxiety: Strategies for Connection and Confidence

181. Conquering Social Anxiety: Strategies for Connection and Confidence

April 8, 2024

Is social anxiety getting in the way of living the life you want? Today we discuss overcoming social anxiety using personal insights and professional strategies. Explore a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, self-compassion and exposure therapy, to manage this widespread challenge. The conversation also offers practical advice for listeners seeking to confront their social anxieties. Tune in for a heartfelt and enlightening discussion that promises hope and guidance for those navigating the complexities of social anxiety.

180. The Power of Recreation and Adventure at Any Age

180. The Power of Recreation and Adventure at Any Age

April 1, 2024

Learn about the transformative power of recreation and adventure and discover the unique approaches Skyterra and its Young Adult program take to incorporate the vital pillar of recreation into their offerings, highlighting the varied adventures in Western North Carolina and beyond. We explore how activities like hiking and exploring the great outdoors can dramatically impact stress management, fitness and personal growth. Whether you’re a young adult seeking direction and connection or someone looking to rejuvenate and balance your lifestyle, this episode is a testament to the importance of making leisure and adventure a priority.

179. Briefly Inspired: The Walking Pad Revolution

179. Briefly Inspired: The Walking Pad Revolution

March 27, 2024

In our first Briefly Inspired episode, we step onto the moving surface of under-the-desk treadmills, also known as walking pads, to explore their transformative role in the modern workplace. Discover how these innovative devices offer a dual benefit of sustaining productivity and fostering physical well-being by enabling movement without interrupting work tasks. Tune in to uncover how integrating a walking pad into your daily life can be a seamless stride toward balancing wellness and efficiency.

178. From Landscaping to Lunch: Growing Edible Beauty in Your Yard

178. From Landscaping to Lunch: Growing Edible Beauty in Your Yard

March 25, 2024

Join us for a flavorful journey from garden to table, beginning with a special segment featuring our chef’s one-pot wonder: a Mediterranean Salmon and Couscous Bowl. We then delve into the art of edible landscaping, showing you how to transform your yard into a bountiful and beautiful food source. Learn about the dual purposes of various plants, from pest-repelling herbs to nutritious trees and blooms, and how to choose the best ones for your climate. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, this episode will inspire you to look at your landscape in a whole new way—where every plant can serve both your palate and your view.

177. How to Unlock the Fun of Pickleball: Growth, Learning and Community at Skyterra

177. How to Unlock the Fun of Pickleball: Growth, Learning and Community at Skyterra

March 18, 2024

In this episode, we dive into the world of pickleball with Skyterra’s pickleball coach, Katie. We explore the rapid growth of the pickleball industry and its rising popularity at Skyterra, including the addition of dedicated courts and specialized pickleball weeks. Katie shares insights into Skyterra’s approach to teaching pickleball, emphasizing safety, skill development, and the positive impact on guests’ confidence and eagerness to play. We also discuss practical tips for beginners looking to start their pickleball journey, from finding local facilities to choosing the right equipment. Tune in to discover how pickleball is transforming lives at Skyterra and how you can join the fastest-growing sport in the nation!

176. Unlocking Lasting Health: The Science of Habit Formation with Dr. Campanile

176. Unlocking Lasting Health: The Science of Habit Formation with Dr. Campanile

March 11, 2024

Join us for an insightful episode with Dr. Campanile as we explore the science of habit formation and its impact on long-term health goals. Learn about the biochemical processes behind habit formation, and discover practical strategies for creating sustainable lifestyle changes. Dr. Campanile shares tips on mindset, identity formation, and the importance of community support in building healthy habits. Plus, hear how Skyterra Wellness Retreat empowers guests with the skills and mindset for lasting change. Tune in for actionable advice on starting a new habit today and unlocking your path to optimal health.

175. Uniting for the Great Outdoors: The Power of NC’s Outdoor Recreation Coalition

175. Uniting for the Great Outdoors: The Power of NC’s Outdoor Recreation Coalition

March 4, 2024

Join us as we explore the importance of outdoor recreation in North Carolina and beyond. Today our guest is Tom Dempsey, founder and CEO of Skyterra neighbor SylvanSport, to discuss the impactful formation of the North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Coalition. This coalition supports the state’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, which was established to enhance North Carolina’s reputation and foster bipartisan support for outdoor recreation. We delve into the four pillars of outdoor recreation and discover how this initiative not only boosts the state’s image but also brings significant benefits to its residents, from increased funding for conservation to improved access to outdoor activities. Learn how you can play a part in maintaining and expanding our public outdoor spaces, ensuring they remain a vital part of our community’s infrastructure.

174. Brushstrokes of Wellness: Exploring the Healing Power of Art on Mental Health

174. Brushstrokes of Wellness: Exploring the Healing Power of Art on Mental Health

February 26, 2024

Join us for a discussion about the transformative world of art and its profound impact on mental health. Joining us is the esteemed Kerrie Seymour, Professor of Acting at Clemson University, and a renowned actor and director. Kerrie shares her insights into how engaging with the arts, whether through painting, acting, or directing, can serve as a powerful tool for emotional expression and healing. Discover the therapeutic benefits of creativity and how it can help you navigate life’s challenges with resilience and grace.

173. The Power of Rest: Enhancing Performance with Recovery

173. The Power of Rest: Enhancing Performance with Recovery

February 19, 2024

Discover all about rest days, and how taking time to recover is as crucial as exercise for optimal performance and well-being. Hear insights and strategies for effective rest and recovery. Plus, don’t miss our new monthly segment featuring a one-pot dish by Skyterra’s executive chef, perfect for your rest days. Tune in to learn how to balance activity with rest for a healthier, more fulfilling fitness journey.