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Episode 19: Boundaries and Balance - Dr. Zoe Stallings

Episode 19: Boundaries and Balance - Dr. Zoe Stallings

January 3, 2022

Boundaries and Balance-Dr. Zoe

Living with a healthy boundary and balance in life can be very challenging, especially when you are surrounded by people who have unhealthy boundaries and practices. It is, therefore, important to know what kind of person you are and what type of boundary you need.

Aspects such as time management, work-life balance, self-care, and happiness can be tricky at times, but living with a healthy boundary and balance in life can help you avoid unnecessary stress. This episode with Dr. Zoe Stallings will give some steps to help create a healthy boundary with your life.

Dr. Zoe is the founder and CEO of the Mobile Urgent Specialized Treatment Clinic PLLC, also known as the MUST CLINIC PLLC. In her completely mobile clinic, she continues to see patients as a Family Medicine Physician providing medical care to patients with compassion.  She truly wants to partner with patients to help them improve their lifestyles and their overall health.

Tune in!

 

During this episode, you will learn about;

[01:23] What’s in for you in today’s episode

[04:29] Dr. Zoe Stallings’ backstory and career background

[06:12] How she started Mobile Urgent Specialized Treatment Clinic

[12:57] How Dr. Zoe overcame mental hurdles to start M.U.S.T Clinic

[18:04] Follow these tips and stop procrastinating

[18:51] Where can you find Dr. Zoe, and is she taking new patients?

[22:44] Boundaries and how they affect our health

[27:03] How does it show up in our health when our boundaries are violated

[30:52] Meaning of “balance and health.” 

[35:04] How to maintain a healthy life balance

[37:46] Zoe’s lessons on how to bounce back and triumph after a divorce

[40:57] Family is a key pillar is one’s success

[46:03] Dr. Zoe’s key takeaway lessons for you!

[50:32] Ending show and calls to action

Notable Quotes 

  • It’s weird how the pandemic gave an opportunity for businesses to move to the next level.
  • Talking to people is a great way to figure out what the community will need
  • Waiting for the right time and environment to start something will never come
  • You have to identify your boundaries consistently. Once people learn why those boundaries matter to you, they will respect them.
  • If you enter into a negative space, you will see and draw negativity
  • Inspiration follows movement

Resources Mentioned

  1. Boundaries by Henry and John:https://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-When-Take-Control-Your/dp/0310247454.
  2. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WF972WK/

Let’s Connect!

Dr. Zoe Stallings 

Website: https://www.mustclinic.health/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoestallings/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mustclinic/

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/Mobile-Urgent-Specialized-Treatment-Clinic-PLLC-105872994518152/

 

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Episode 18:Cultivating the Culture of Consent to Enhance Your Sexual Wellness-Bobbi Pompey

Episode 18:Cultivating the Culture of Consent to Enhance Your Sexual Wellness-Bobbi Pompey

December 20, 2021

Consent is all about knowing when to say yes and when to say no. It’s a practice that can be applied universally, not just in sexual contexts. However, there are many reasons why consent can be difficult, but one of the most common is that it’s not something we are taught at home or school, especially when it comes to intimacy and sexuality. In order to foster a culture of consent, we need to be able to talk openly about these issues. Learning and teaching our children about consent can help us to know what it means and how to apply it in different situations in our life. 

Join the conversation with Bobbi Pompey as she shares the concepts around consent and how you can cultivate it as a culture in your everyday life. Bobbi is an independent living skills specialist and an adjunct professor at San Francisco State, where she teaches independent living skills for the blind.

 

During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:53] What’s in for you in today’s episode

[02:01] Having conversations around sex and handling sex assault

[06:06] Bobbi’s career background 

[08:25] The meaning of cis and transgender

[10:27] The role of consent in everyday life

[13:14] The true definition of consent and how it plays in different situations

[15:04] How assumptions around consents can get us into troubles 

[21:35] Legal consents and how your right to consent can be violated

[24:10] How Bobbi got into the space and her experience in the field 

[27:06] Bobbi experience with tools of consent and how she used them

[30:17] How Bobbi was sexual assaulted and what prevented her from reaching out

[34:00] When Bobbi got help and was finally able to speak it loud

[37:39] Tools that you can use when you feel like your consent has been violated

[40:27] Resources where you can learn more about consent and sexual assault

[44:00] How to reach out and connect with Bobbi

Notable Quotes 

  • Consent is bigger than sex, intimacy and relationships
  • Consent is respecting somebody for their permission or denial
  • If you are uncomfortable with your consent, it’s probably being violated
  • Always trust your gut
  • Whatever you have to do to get out of a situation is what you’ve to do.

 

Resources Mentioned

 

Let’s Connect!

Bobbi Pompey 

Email: bobbipompey@gmail.com

Dr V

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Episode 17: Before You Get Pregnant…(Preconception Counseling)-Dr. V

Episode 17: Before You Get Pregnant…(Preconception Counseling)-Dr. V

December 6, 2021

Grab your pen and paper! In this episode, Dr. V discusses preconception counseling.  With over 50% of pregnancies being unplanned, it is more and more important for women/couples to schedule an appointment with their doctor to specifically discuss this topic. Dr. V details exactly what should be discussed during one of these sessions to help you understand why it is so important to optimize your health prior to becoming an “incubator.”

 

[00:05:00] When to Consider Preconception Counseling

[00:06:30] #1 Thing to Think About Before Having a Baby
[00:08:20] Risk Assessment: What Could Become An Issue Before and After You Get Pregnant
[00:15:35] Substance Use And Problems Many Can Cause
[00:18:00] Nutrition, Weight Management & Exercise
[00:23:40] Why You Need A Physical Exam & Blood Work Before Getting Pregnant
[00:29:35] Certain Viruses That Put Your Baby at Risk
[00:31:50] Genetic Testing
[00:33:11] Ways Doctors Can Intervene & Improve Your Pregnancy Outcomes
[00:37:40] Behaviors that Can Put Your Baby at Risk
[00:38:35] High Blood Pressure & Pregnancy Risks
[00:42:55] Medications to Avoid & Conditions to Control

Why Preconception Counseling Is Important?

Quote from Dr. V: 

“You need to live a life that prepares you to be pregnant even before you think about or want to get pregnant. And so, again, I'm really focused on prevention and the things that even we do as teenagers, and in college, when we're not wanting to get pregnant or have per se. It really is important that we start taking care of ourselves from every facet of life. Just so you know, sometimes this conversation can not be had prior to getting pregnant because 50% of pregnancies are unplanned. Can you believe it? 50%? I'm not telling anybody's business, but I wasn't planned. And I think I shared that on my last podcast. I wasn't, I wasn't. And so we don't often have the time to have the conversation that we're going to have today. So if you stay ready, you don't have to get ready.”

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Episode 16:  Triumph Over Addiction-Carol Tyson Crawford

Episode 16: Triumph Over Addiction-Carol Tyson Crawford

November 26, 2021

In this episode of the Office Visits with Dr. V, Dr. V gets personal as she has an intimate conversation with her cousin, Carol Crawford who has achieved 12 years of sobriety. She is currently a WHAM Certified Peer Specialist at New Horizon Behavioral Health in Columbus, GA.  Through Carol’s story, we learn the struggles of addiction. This conversation is so important, especially due to the increase in substance use brought on by the pandemic and the opioid crisis in America.

 

[00:02:36] How Dr.V’s Immediate Family Has Been Personally Affected By Drug Addiction.

[00:09:08] Who Is Carol Tyson Crawford?
[00:11:17] Carol’s Addiction Story.
[00:20:07] Carol Finds Her Solution To Her Negative Self Worth Thoughts
[00:25:13] Carol Is Introduced To A Harder Drug: Cocaine
[00:29:39] Thinking Cocaine is Cocaine Carol Tries Crack Cocaine And Is Addicted Instantly
[00:31:21] Dr. V Reads A List Of Behaviors That Happen When A Person Is Addicted
[00:34:20] Carol’s Begins Treatment for Addiction
[00:41:10] How To Tell If A Family Member Is Suffering Through Substance Use

Signs You May Have A Drug Addiction


You feel like you have to use the drug regularly, almost daily. You have urges, you keep thinking about it and you have to take more over time. You spend money on the drug even though you can't afford it. You are not meeting your obligations at work, responsibilities, and/or you are cutting back on social recreational activities. Continuing to use the drug, even though, you know, it is causing problems in your life or causing you physical or psychological harm. Doing things to get the drug that you normally wouldn't do such as stealing. You are doing risky activities when you're under the influence. And you're spending a lot of time either getting the drug, using the drug or recovering from the drug. These are some of the behaviors that occur with drugs. And, some drugs are easier for people to detect than others. Crack cocaine is an addiction that is harder to hide than say an opioid addiction. like crack cocaine that is easily detected by others like opioids where you can still function.

Special thanks to Carol for sharing her very intimate story in the hopes of helping others who may be on the verge of trying drugs like crack cocaine, heroin, or opioids. Or, those who are currently addicted and need a role model to help them see that life can exist after addiction. Carol Recommends Residential or Out-Patient Treatment Center for those looking to get help with substance use disorder.

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Carol’s Information:
Email: caroltyson266@gmail.com
Facebook Page: Empowering Lives

 

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Episode 15: A Hot Topic: Hot Flashes -Auma ”Kess” Thongteum, NP

Episode 15: A Hot Topic: Hot Flashes -Auma ”Kess” Thongteum, NP

November 19, 2021

In this episode of the Office Visits with Dr. V, we meet Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Auma “Kess” Thongteum. We discuss why women get hot flashes, lifestyle factors that can contribute and ways to reduce the severity of hot flashes in your daily life without medication. 

 

[00:02:38] Kess Discusses Why Women Get Hot Flashes

[00:05:00] Who is Auma “Kess” Thogterums?

[00:07:54] What Can You Do To Get Rid Of Or Reduce The Severity of Hot Flashes
[00:09:30] Lifestyle Changes That Can Reduce Hot Flashes
[00:13:45] Medications Given To Those Experiencing Hot Flashes
[00:14:35] Women Who Should Not Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy
[00:17:34] Herbs and Non Prescriptive Medications
[00:19:59] Let’s Talk About Soy & Breast Cancer
[00:22:00] Hot Flashes Don’t Always Start at 51
[00:23:45] Follicle Stimulating Hormone Diagnosis of Menopause, Yay or Nay?

What Can We Do To Get Rid of Hot Flashes OR Make Them Less Extreme

The average age a woman goes through menopause is 51. Many women experience what they consider temperature changes such as getting warm and others as extreme as hot flashes and these can happen at a variety of ages, such as their ’30s and even’70s. Before these fluctuations in temperature are labeled as hormonal related due to menopause there are some factors to rule out. One place to begin investigating is how well your thyroid is functioning, then, we look to lifestyle changes and stressors. And, before prescribing medicine we need to determine if there are alternatives such as some lifestyle changes you can implement. Even if you have an estrogen imbalance, there are still things you can do to reduce hot flashes before you even get to prescriptions. Some examples of lifestyle changes is reducing caffeine intake, reduce the amount you smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and eat spicy and sugary foods.

 

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Episode 14: Things to Know Before Gyn Surgery-Dr. Melissa Davies

Episode 14: Things to Know Before Gyn Surgery-Dr. Melissa Davies

November 5, 2021

In this episode of the Office Visits with Dr. V, we meet Dr. Melissa Davies.  She is new to Eagle OB GYN and she is going to be taking care of many of Dr. V’s patients as she phases out of her traditional OB GYN practice to pursue her Health and Wellness Enterprise.   Dr. Davies, a caring Ob/Gyn and robotic surgeon, discusses many aspects of gyn surgery from a patient's perspective.  

 

[00:00:55] Dr. V Details Meeting Dr. Melissa Davies
[00:03:19] Dr. Davies Tells Us About Herself & Seeing Her First Live Birth
[00:05:18] What Does It Meant To be A Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine
[00:10:28] What Does Dr. Davies Love About Obstetrics And Gynecology?
[00:16:30] The Difference Between Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery
[00:20:00] Dr. Davies Two Favorite Common Surgeries That OB GYN’s Do
[00:20:59] Dr. V’s Favorite OB GYN Surgery
[00:24:03] Risks Of Hystorectomy Surgery
[00:27:37] The Importance of Having an OB GYN Who Provides You With Alternatives To Surgery
[00:30:06] The Optimal Surgical Candidate Critera
[00:34:32] Dr. Davies Recommendations On Finding Credible Information On OB GYN Surgeries

Dr. Melissa Davies

Dr. Davies is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She went to Campbell University for her undergraduate degree, then spent three years out of medical school, during that time she worked in a medical office there, before going back to medical school at Campbell again, and then she did her residency training, and just finished up this year at ECU Vidant. She saw her first live birth in Tanzania, East Africa and that solidified all of her hopes and aspirations, during medical school she was drawn to obstetrics and gynecology more than anything else. She loves that it allows her to empower women and educate women on their bodies and overall health. She is a mom of two kids, her oldest is eight and his name is Jonathan and her youngest is four and a half her name is Hannah Grace. She prides herself on being a mom, she always wanted to be. She’s been married for 13 years and she just celebrated her 13th wedding anniversary.

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Episode 13:What‘s up with COVID? (Oct 2021)-Dr. Kimberly Shelton

Episode 13:What‘s up with COVID? (Oct 2021)-Dr. Kimberly Shelton

October 29, 2021

In this episode of the Office Visits with Dr. V, we meet Physician Dr. Kimberly R Shelton, she specializes in internal medicine and functional medicine. She is Dr. V’s personal physician. Dr. Shelton explains why Covid is such a serious virus, misinformation about the virus, reasons to consider the vaccine, and alternative treatments she prescribed her patients early on as well as other alternatives being used and their efficacy.

 

[00:02:14] Who is Kimberly Shelton?
[00:03:43] What is Functional Medicine & Why is Dr. Shelton Passionate About It?
[00:06:51] Dr. Shelton’s Patient Supplement Regimen Before The Vaccine.
[00:08:20] Dr. Shelton Explains Types of Coronavirus And Covid’s Relation To Sars
[00:09:38] Immune System & Diet and Exercise
[00:13:52] Keeping the Virus in the Upper Respiratory System
[00:17:27] Covid Long Hauler Symptoms
[00:18:33] Dr. Shelton on the Vaccine
[00:21:50] Alternative Medication Being Used Like Plaquenil or Hydroxychloroquine & Ivermectin & More
[00:24:17] What Is Monoclonal Antibody Infusion?
[00:28:03] Take Cold and Allergy Symptoms Seriously.
[00:32:41] Let’s Look At The Studies
[00:35:40] Doctors Looking At The Science

Functional Medicine & Why Dr. Shelton Decided to Practice:

Functional medicine is a way of thinking, a way of approach that looks not at just a patient’s prior diagnosis of disease but their condition based on a set of symptoms. Functional medicine looks beyond that to the cause and looks at trends in their personal history and tries to put the whole story together. So looking at the patient from a more holistic perspective and looking at the systems and mechanisms behind the progression of certain symptoms rather than just the end game, which is the symptom of the condition itself. Dr. Shelton early on in her career, found there to be an overuse of prescriptions, procedures, and surgeries as the answer to treatment without trying to view the patient holistically looking at their health and wellness over time and the lack of education for patients around their ability to heal naturally (not in all cases, of course).

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Episode 12:  Are you addicted to your paycheck? - Jerome Myers

Episode 12: Are you addicted to your paycheck? - Jerome Myers

October 22, 2021

It has been said, "If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life."  But for so many of us, we are in the Matrix and have failed to realize that we are not pursing our purpose.  This is a follow up episode from Dr. V's Covid Epiphany and the Great Resignation.  We speak to Jerome Myers, the Preeminent Authority on Dream Realization and Chief Inspiration Officer of Dream Catchers, to discuss the psychology behind why we stay and some of the effects on her health by staying stuck.  Learn about how to "Take the Red Pill", Learned Helplessness and the levels you need to address to live a life of meaning and purpose.  Note:  If you haven't seen the movie, The Matrix, you will need to watch it for homework.

[00:02:38] Jerome Tells His Story
[00:10:21] Jerome is Flipping Houses and It Opens a Door
[00:13:14] Jerome’s Dream Comes True
[00:15:47] The Majority of Us Decided Who We Were Going to Be Around 6 Years Old
[00:18:51] The Matrix as A Metaphor
[00:22:15] Jerome Explains The Six Levels
[00:27:08] 70% of Doctors Visits Are Due To Stress
[00:38:12] Learned Helplessness Explained
[00:46:05] How to Get in Touch with Jerome
[00:46:37] Jerome Describes A Bit About His Journey Taking the Red Pill
[00:50:18] Jerome Briefly Explains An Overview of His Book And Why It is Important

 

Learned Helplessness:

Jerome explains learned helplessness as an addiction to a paycheck. People with learned helplessness are waiting for somebody to send them money every week or every other week or once a month, whatever the pay cycle is, instead of convincing themselves that they can go out there and offer the world something that they will compensate them for. More importantly, people do not see their value. And so, first, they must get clear on what their gift is, what they are really good at. What do people seek them out for? And that thing, if packaged the proper way and put in front of the right person will command some income, but what are you good at? So, the starting point is getting quiet and actually thinking about what are people seeking you for? 

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Book: Dreams Should Be Real
https://www.jeromemyers.co/
Podcast: Dream Catchers

Episode 11:Dr. V‘s COVID Epiphany and The Great Resignation with Craig and CoCo Varnado

Episode 11:Dr. V‘s COVID Epiphany and The Great Resignation with Craig and CoCo Varnado

October 16, 2021

The global pandemic caused by Covid changed the course of my life.  The hustle and grind of a thriving Ob/Gyn practice was no longer appealing after I realized what was most important to me.  Millions of other Americans have made the same choice to leave their jobs, which is being called The Great Resignation.  Living out my priorities has boosted my health and happiness, which has started me on a path to doing and achieving things I never thought possible.  Be inspired by following your heart's desire.

[00:01:55] Dr. V is Retiring from Private Practice 
[00:03:49] How the Pandemic Changed Dr. V’s Perspective
[00:06:44] Why Dr. V Decided Not to Just Do Obstetrics
[00:08:03] The Great Resignation
[00:11:17] Is Starting Her Health & Wellness Enterprise Courageous
[00:15:33] Dr. V Noticed a Void in Medicine And Explains Lifestyle Medicine
[00:17:29] 52 Saturdays with Dr. V  Plus Craig
[00:20:10] How Dr. V’s Daughter and Husband Feel About Her Change
[00:25:16] Dr. V Discusses How God is Leading Her in This Journey.

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Episode 10:  Women‘s Mental Health

Episode 10: Women‘s Mental Health

March 12, 2021

Postpartum Depression. Anxiety. Mental illness.  The shame and silence around these topics is heart breaking, especially when there is a way out.  Dr. V has an eye opening discussion with her friend and neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Samantha Suffren of Women's Transitional Healthcare in Charlotte, NC.  Dr. Suffren freely shares her encounter with postpartum depression and how to recognize when your unhappiness may be something more serious.  She also educates us on how to use the healthcare system to address our mental health needs. 

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