#151 Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary of Peace, Grey Divorce, Foods That Support Sleep, and Healthy Relationships

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 26 and 27, 2020 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss how to make your bedroom a sanctuary of peace with Adarsh Shah, the phenomenon of grey divorce with Lorne Fine, foods that support sleep with Megan Horsley and the importance of healthy relationships with Montrella Cowan

We specifically discuss:

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sanctuary of Peace

  • Pillows: “the mattress for your head”
  • How long should you use a pillow for?
  • How do you find the right pillow?
  • New pillow technology
  • duvet/comforters/blankets
  • Sheets

Grey Divorce

  • What is a grey divorce?
  • When do people get divorced?
  • Why is grey divorce happening?
  • Factors militating staying together
  • Assets: matrimonial homes, pensions etc.
  • Division of property
  • Hiring a financial consultant
  • Spousal support
  • Advice for those considering getting a divorce

Foods That Support Sleep

  • The interconnection between nutrition and sleep
  • How sleep affects nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • The gut-brain axis
  • Melatonin
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Foods high in tryptophan
  • Foods with Gaba
  • Herbal teas
  • Caffeine, sugar, alcohol, processed foods

The Importance of Healthy Relationships

  • Why is having healthy relationships so important?
  • Communication
  • What can we do to improve our relationship skills?
  • Let people know that what they’re feeling is okay
  • Give people space
  • How do you learn how to pick up on non-verbal cues?

For more information about show sponsor Ultramatic and Adarsh Shah go here.

To learn more about Lorne Fine go here

To read Megan Horsley’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To learn more about Montrella Cowan, go here

#22: Top Tips for Detoxification, Self-Advocacy in Your Personal Relationship and Moving on From a Toxic Relationship

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on April 7 2018 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss detoxification with Dr. Gordon Chang, how to advocate in your personal relationship with Carlyle Jansen and moving on from a toxic relationship with Rod MacDonald.

We specifically discuss:

Top Tips To Detoxification

  • our bodies detoxify naturally
  • assisting our bodies to detoxify
  • toxins build up gradually
  • constant stress builds up toxin over time
  • liver, kidney, intestines, skin
  • detoxifying on an ongoing basis

Self-Advocacy in a Personal Relationship

  • expressing yourself in a long-term relationship
  • practice (of saying things) makes perfect
  • timing is important
  • “I like this – I don’t like that”
  • dynamics of long term relationship
  • can these conversations be planned

Moving on From a Toxic Relationship

  • First Steps in getting over a relationship
  • recognize that relationships end
  • don’t focus on the relationship but rather on ourselves
  • becoming the best version of ourselves
  • objectivity and time
  • disconnecting
  • avoiding patterns

Links:

For more information about show sponsor OmegaAlpha go here.

To read Carlyle’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Rod’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.