POTENTIAL PODCAST

Supporting community and helping others recognize their full potential.

Fun-loving husband and wife duo, Jeff and Sarah Giosi, focus on holistic wellness in this podcast exploring various topics relating to overall physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and family health.

There is no heavier burden than an unfulfilled potential.

– Charles M. Schulz

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Episode 62: Everyone has One

Shownotes: Podcast 62 – Everyone Has One

Being peaceful and compassionate can be easier said than done. In this episode, Sarah shares tips on how to navigate other people’s opinions during the holiday season. 

You can also check out other podcast episodes and blogs in relation to today’s episode.

Episode 61: Ingratitude

Episode 32: Take Care, Set Boundaries, & Invest In Others 

Episode 28: Why You NEED Self Compassion 

Email: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/

Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 61: Ingratitude

While most people will be focusing on gratitude this Thanksgiving week, Sarah is taking a look at ingratitude. In this episode, Sarah discusses the unintentional choices we make to show ingratitude in our daily lives. She shines a light on ways thanklessness may be creeping up and new approaches to help you live with more gratitude and intention.

You can also check out other podcast episodes and blogs in relation to today’s episode.

EPISODE 59: CONTENTMENT

EPISODE 58: INTENTIONALITY WITH SCOTT RAMMAGE

EPISODE 54: THIS ONE MAY OFFEND YOU

EPISODE 48: NEGATIVITY BIAS

EPISODE 36: THE GIFT OF (THANKS)GIVING

EPISODE 18: CONS OF COMPLAINING & STEPS TO STOP

Email: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/

Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 60: When the Holidays Suck

Despite being reminded to “Be Merry” and have “Joy” during the holiday season, for some, it can be a time of grief, family conflict, loneliness, and stress. In this podcast episode, Sarah talks about acknowledging and facing the hard feelings that can come up when the holidays feel less than perfect. She also provides eight suggestions for approaching challenging holiday times with grace and intentionality. 

You can also check out other podcast episodes and blogs in relation to today’s episode.

Email: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/

Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 59: Contentment

Contentment is all about finding joy in what we already have in our lives. It goes beyond material possessions and also becomes about mindset and satisfaction with our situations. In this episode, Sarah discusses finding fulfillment without feeling the need to acquire more. She also provides tips for approaching the holiday season without the comparison and envy that often creeps in this time of year. 

You can also check out other podcast episodes and blogs in relation to today’s episode

Email: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/

Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 61: Ingratitude

It’s easy to live your life on autopilot. How can we create a life that has meaning? How do we begin to live life with intentionality? 

In this episode, Sarah and guest Scott Rammage, walk you through the basics of how to begin your day with intentionality. 

About Scott:
Scott Rammage is the co-owner of VAs For Gyms and Media Machine, a company that provides virtual admin services to small businesses and coaches. Scott is also the host of two podcasts; The Brotherhood of Fatherhood and Stories That Sell. Most importantly,  he has been married for 25 years and has two teenage boys. 

Where to find Scott:
@scottrammage/ www.mediamachine.net

If you’re interested in giving VAs for Gyms a try, use the link below! https://msgsndr.com/widget/appointment/referrals-vas/sarahg

Email: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/

Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 57: Why We See Plateus

Plateaus can be one of the most frustrating pieces of dieting. In this episode, Sarah provides science-backed information about why our bodies hit a plateau and ways we can approach nutrition more positively and mindfully. 

 

Additional Resources: 

 

Email: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/

Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 56: The Mysterious World of Calories

The majority of us are familiar with the term “calorie,” but do you actually know what a calorie is, or how calories work? It’s not as simple as you may think. Many people have a misunderstanding about the relationship between calories and weight loss. In this episode, Sarah provides nutritional education around the subject and walks you through the basics of how calories work and how to better understand the nutritional value of food and its effects on your body. 

You can also check out other podcast episodes and blogs in relation to today’s episode:

Sarah’s Mindful Eating Interview With Jeff

Email: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/

Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 55: How to Create Healthy Habits

Have you ever tried to start a new habit only to find yourself quitting after a week? Every day, we make thousands of decisions that will either help us to achieve our goals or set us back. In this episode, Sarah discusses how to develop healthy LONG-TERM habits. If you’re struggling to form and maintain positive habits in your life, listen to this episode for a tried and true process to get you there!

You can also check out other podcast episodes and blogs in relation to today’s episode:

– Practical Tips For Creating Your Dream Life Podcast – https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/46607067/download.mp3

– How To Develop Your Ideal Day Blog post – https://crossfitmorgantown.com/how-to-develop-your-ideal-day/

– Building Momentum Podcast – https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/45849470/download.mp3

– Motivation Shmotivation: Why Motivation Sucks Blog post – https://crossfitmorgantown.com/motivation-shmotivation-why-motivation-sucks/

Reach us: sarah@crossfitmorgantown.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-R-Rowan-Giosi/149800892/
Instagram: @cf_morgantown @sarah_giosi

Episode 53: RASle Dazzle : Using Your Reticular Activating System

In this episode, Sarah continues the topic of creating the life you want. Today she explains your brain’s Reticular Activating System (RAS) and how you can use it to your advantage to help you focus on the good life you want to build.

Episode 52: Practical Tips For Creating Your Dream Life

In this episode, Sarah shares tips for tailoring your current calendar to begin to meet the dream life you want to live. Sarah walks you through the steps for determining your ideal day, then provides tried and true advice on how to put those steps into action. You are the creator of the life you live, make it a life filled with joy and purpose.

Mentioned in this episode:
– How To Develop Your Ideal Day Blog: https://crossfitmorgantown.com/how-to-develop-your-ideal-day/

– Potential Podcast Episode 2 – Creating Your Family Values https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/22849939/download.mp3

Episode 51: Do Hard Things Hard

In this episode, Sarah breaks down why “Do Hard Things Hard” is one of the Giosi family values. Doing hard things is important for personal growth, resilience, and overall health. Learn how to start training up to do hard things, and get Sarah’s take on why this is a must for your overall health and wellness.

Episode 50: Calling B.S. On ``No Time`` Excuses

In this episode, Sarah talks through changing perspective and priorities when it comes to how you spend your time. If you feel like you “don’t have enough time”, don’t skip this one.

Episode 49: Alone Vs. Lonely

In this episode, Sarah goes through the important differences between being alone vs. being lonely. She explains why we may have unhealthy societal assumptions about being alone, and action steps you can take if you are truly feeling lonely during this season of life. Whether you are single, an empty-nester, widow, or even in a challenging marriage or feeling the sting of kids returning to school, this episode can help you reflect on the difference between being physically alone or being emotionally lonely and how to process and move forward in that. This is also a great episode to share (for those friends that don’t understand why you CHOOSE to be single, perhaps?) to spark conversation to support your social health and wellness.

Episode 48: Negativity Bias

In this episode, Sarah delves into the psychology of negativity bias. Whether you realize it or not, human beings are naturally wired to focus on the bad experiences in life more than the positive. Sarah discusses why and how we can combat that for better holistic health (and, ya know, overall life satisfaction…)

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Episode 47: For The People That Call Themselves Lazy

Do you believe laziness (or self-discipline, or motivation, etc.) hold you back from achieving your goals? In this episode, Sarah debunks this thinking and shares what may really be holding you back and how to overcome it.

Episode 46: Tips For Better Sleep Cont. - Smartphone

Continuing on with the conversation from last episode, Sarah shares more tips for better quality sleep. In this episode, she hones in on pointers for one of the greatest barriers to a good night’s rest: smartphones and devices.

Episode 45: Quick (& Free!) Tips For Better Sleep

As the name suggests, in this episode Sarah shares some quick and free tips for making small changes that have a big impact on your sleep quality. Sleep is incredibly important to your overall holistic health, so even if you don’t struggle with specific sleep concerns, this episode could prove helpful!

Episode 44: Building Momentum

In this episode, Sarah discusses the first (and arguably most essential) piece to successfully reaching goals…momentum! If you find it hard to make good habits stick, or feel like you never quite achieve success, this is a must listen!

Episode 43: Holistic Health: Filling Those Buckets

In this episode, Sarah gives suggestions for filling your “buckets” for holistic health. In particular, she focuses on spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and social health categories for overall wellness and provides ideas for ways you can build in each of these areas for a better complete picture of health and wellness.

Episode 42: Get It Done, Despite The Suck

In this episode, Sarah provides 10 Tips for “Getting It Done” despite challenging seasons of life. We all have them, the times that leave us physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted. Some seasons of life, point blank, suck. – From COVID, to loss and trauma, to rough patches in marriage, not feeling connected to your work anymore, hitting a plateau or slump in your fitness, struggles as a caregiver, etc. These seasons are there. But they don’t have to keep us down! How do we embrace the challenge and keep moving forward? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!

Episode 41: Elephant In The Room Celebrate

Sarah makes a return with Potential Podcast after the shocking passing of co-host and husband, Jeff Giosi. In this episode she discusses the “elephant in the room”, sharing the story of what happened, how she and the boys are doing, and why she chose to continue on with Potential Podcast.

Mentioned in this episode:
Sarah’s announcement video, the day after Jeff’s passing

Episode 40: Celebrate Good Times, Come On! The Importance of Celebrating Success

In this episode, Jeff & Sarah provide a follow-up to their 2021 Purpose Goal Setting Workshop by talking about the role celebrating successes plays in overall achievement. So, celebrate! (Kool & the Gang style…)

Episode 39: What's up in 2021?

Jeff & Sarah kick off 2021 with a candid conversation about the podcast and the fact they aren’t for everyone. They also hit on perfectionism, authenticity, not being liked by everyone, imposter syndrome, empathy, & imperfect marriage. All in 28 minutes? You bet!

Episode 38: Can You Love Yourself Now & Still Want To See Change?

In this episode Sarah answers a frequently asked question from participants in her “STOP Dieting & Feel Great Doing It” course. The question is: Can you love yourself now and still want to see change? This is such an important question, Sarah decided to share her thoughts on the podcast. Spoiler alert! The answer is YES!

Episode 37: Giving Made Stupid Easy

Last episode Sarah discussed how giving is good for you! In this episode, she follows up with incredibly easy & affordable (OR FREE!) ways you can practice the art of giving. For a full resource list, visit her blog at https://crossfitmorgantown.com/blog/

Episode 36: The Gift Of (Thanks)Giving

During this week of Thanksgiving, Sarah focuses in on being thankful for the gifts you have to GIVE, as opposed to what have been given to you. In this twist on the tradition of giving thanks for what we have received, she walks you through scientific studies that show how much giving can impact our overall health & wellness. Everyone has a gift to give. The hope is that this episode will help you to find yours.

Episode 35: Stop Social Media Comparisons

In this episode, Sarah runs solo with a very important topic. – Social Media Comparisons! Quit comparing yourself to others and use this episode as a much-needed mental health check right before the holidays.

Episode 34: Sarah's Mindful Eating Interview With Jeff

This episode was originally intended to be bonus content for individuals who have taken Sarah’s “Stop Dieting & Feel Great Doing It Course.” After discussing the importance of the conversation, Jeff & Sarah decided to share it with everyone! This episode is unlike any other, with Sarah interviewing Jeff on his take of her mindful eating practices, how to support someone you love with binge eating habits, & a candid conversation about “health at every size.”

For more information & resources on the Stop Dieting & Feel Great Doing course, The Mindful Eating Journal, or the Holiday Mindful Eating mini course please visit CrossFitMorgantown.com/courses.

Episode 33: Holiday Happiness - Let's Get Real, You're Ruining Your Own Holiday

In this episode, Sarah discusses putting joy back in the holiday season. Stress, anxiety, depression, exhaustion.. These all play a major role in holistic health. Sadly, for many, these are also synonymous with the holiday season. This year take control and have the joyful and abundant holiday you deserve! Sarah shares observations on holiday obstacles and tips to making this your healthiest and happiest holiday season yet.

Episode 32: Take Care, Set Boundaries, & Invest In Others

Sarah runs solo for this episode, talking about the importance of prioritizing your health. It is not selfish to take time to care for yourself! As we enter the holiday season and COVID-19 continues to challenge our normal schedules, it is imperative to take time to focus on your physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Sarah encourages you to start to set yourself up for success now!

Episode 31: Change Your Health Narrative

In this episode Jeff and Sarah discuss the idea of making a mindset shift around health and wellness to change the narrative surrounding your personal health story. Your individual beliefs about health play a role in determining your actual health-related behaviors. You are the writer of your own story! Listen for inspiration and encouragement about taking the lead instead of following a health journey that you believe has already been written for you.

Episode 30: 8 Things We Learned In 8 Years Of Business

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah share eight things they’ve learned in 8 years of owning a business. This episode is NOT just for people interested in business though! – These are lessons that can be applied to many areas of life.

Episode 29: Fear of Success

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah take up the topic of the less discussed fear of success. They have an eye-opening conversation about what may really be holding you back from reaching your full potential and provide tips to help.

Episode 28: Why You NEED Self Compassion

In this episode, Sarah discusses the holistic health implications of practicing self-compassion. Self-compassion is the first step in a successful wellness journey.

Episode 27: The Importance of Rest Part 2

In this episode Jeff and Sarah continue the discussion on the importance of rest. If you missed part one, go back an episode to hear the scientific reasoning for why rest is so important. Otherwise, in this episode the Giosis share their own experience and 9 tips they’ve developed to help with making rest a successful part of your weekly routine.

Episode 26: The Importance of Rest Part 1

In this episode Jeff and Sarah discuss the very important topic of finding rest. For part one of this valuable conversation, they share with you scientific data about why rest is so important for our overall health and wellness AND our productivity.

Episode 25: Holistic Health & Relationships: Marriage Anniversary Part 2

Holistic health includes having healthy relationships. In this episode (part 2 of 2), Jeff & Sarah discuss tips for healthy connections to others. They recorded this on their wedding anniversary, but the tips are not specific to married couples.

Monday Mindset Minute: September 7, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
• Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out.
• If you would leave a review and rating, we’d appreciate it. It may seem like a little thing to you, but it makes a big difference for us!
• If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 24: Holistic Health & Relationships: Marriage Anniversary Part 1

Holistic health includes having healthy relationships. In this episode (part 1 of 2), Jeff & Sarah discuss tips for healthy connections to others. They recorded this on their wedding anniversary, but the tips are not specific to married couples.

Episode 23: I'm Changing But My Spouse (or friends, or co-workers..) Aren't

What if you are having an amazing mindset shift, but the people in your life aren’t? Food and fitness are relational, and our dealings with them are relational too. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss tips to help when you are making strides in your health journey, but those around you aren’t in the same place.

Episode 22: Fitness: Practice vs. Competition

For fitness to truly be functional, we must practice. Competing can be fun, but too much competition can delay our progress and negatively impact our health. Moving with proper technique is better for our bodies and allows us to better our level of fitness. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah take a look at the difference between practice and competition.

Monday Mindset Minute: August 10, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 21: Setting Purpose Goals

In this episode, Jeff and Sarah talk about the difference between S.M.A.R.T. goals and “Purpose” goals and the perfect goal setting formula of combining the two.

Resources for the show:
Steps To Ditching Unrealistic Expectations
Creating Family Values

Monday Mindset Minute: August 3, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 20: Work For A Feeling, Not A Number

In this week’s Potential Podcast episode, Jeff and Sarah talk about unrealistic expectations that we put on ourselves and others. They cover the difference between unrealistic expectations compared to positive goal setting and high standards. They also discuss why we may set unrealistic expectations in the first place, and 5 steps to break the habit.

If you like the episode, please leave a rating and review. If you don’t like the episode, please leave in peace. : )

Resources for the show:
6 Tips To Develop Growth Mindset In Your Wellness
Affirmations: Useful or Hippy-Dippy Nonsense?
6 Steps To Creating Effective Affirmations

Monday Mindset Minute: July 27, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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• If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 19: Work For A Feeling, Not A Number

In this episode, Sarah talks about goal setting with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. The idea behind this chat is to take a look at goal setting differently and to focus more on how we feel versus arbitrary numbers. Check it out and share your thoughts and feed back!

Episode 18: Cons Of Complaining & Steps To Stop

Scientific research has proven that constant complaining can be bad for you. Jeff and Sarah talk you through the negatives of constantly complaining and give you some practical steps to help you break the habit.

Monday Mindset Minute: July 13, 2020

The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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• If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
• For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

Episode 17 Defining Wellness

Especially as many are coming out of quarantine and Stay Home Orders, it’s a time when you may not be feeling great about yourself. Your wellness (whether mental, familial, stress levels, hormonal, or physical) may be at an all-time low.

Jeff and Sarah want to encourage you and give you tips on stepping out during this time and taking a new approach to wellness.

Need a little help? Here is your FREE worksheet to help you begin to define wellness for yourself.


    Monday Mindset Minute: July 6, 2020

    The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

    If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
    • Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out.
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    • If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
    • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

    Episode 16: Potential Podcast Update

    We haven’t released an episode the past few weeks and I want to share with you our why for taking a very intentional short break.

    Episode 15: The Value Of Our Values

    In this episode, Jeff and Sarah break down the mission and values of CrossFit Morgantown. They discuss how they developed them and how they serve as the foundation for their business.

    Monday Mindset Minute: June 1, 2020

    The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

    If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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    • If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
    • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

    Episode 14: Breaking Stereotypes

    “It’s a cult.” “I’ll get rhabdo.” “It’s huge men throwing tires.” “I’ll be expected to eat nothing but bacon.” These are some of the commonly heard misconceptions about CrossFit. They’re hilarious but, sadly, some people actually believe this. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah debunk some of the greatest CrossFit stereotypes.

    Monday Mindset Minute: May 11, 2020

    The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

    If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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    • If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
    • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

    Episode 13: CrossFit Foundations For A Better You

    In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss the foundational elements of CrossFit. Whether you are brand new to the idea of CrossFit or have been training for years, this episode is a good conversation on the philosophies of the CrossFit lifestyle. The Giosis explain what CrossFit is, why it works, who it’s for, and why it’s the answer to long-lasting health and wellness. They also provide some tips on what to look for when choosing a gym.

    If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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    • If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
    • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

    Monday Mindset Minute: May 4, 2020

    The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

    If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
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    • If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
    • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

    Episode 12: 7 Ways To Reset After A Binge

    For many, this has been a time of stress eating, binge watching television, and getting into an overall slump. – If you’ve allowed yourself to get into bad habits, how do you reboot? Particularly when it comes to weight gain?

    In this episode, Jeff and Sarah provide tips on how to reset after a period of binging. This is being discussed now with COVID-19 in mind, but can also be used after holidays, vacations, etc.

    Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Tip Sheet for having a Reset After A Binge.


      Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 27, 2020

      The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

      If you liked this episode, see more of what Potential Podcast has to offer.
      • Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out.
      • If you would leave a review and rating, we’d appreciate it. It may seem like a little thing to you, but it makes a big difference for us!
      • If you have an idea for a topic, please let us know! We want to bring you content that helps you meet your full potential.
      • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

      Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 20, 2020

      The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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      • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

      Episode 11: Tips For A Healthy At-Home Work Life

      It is very easy to fall into unhealthy habits when balancing work and home life, especially when in quarantine. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss tips to help with the new “normal” that a lot of people are facing while working from home.

      Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Tip Sheet for a Healthy At-Home Work Life.


        Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 13, 2020

        The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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        Episode 10: Writing A Legacy For Mental Health

        In this episode, Jeff and Sarah discuss the mental health benefits of taking time to write your legacy. They begin by describing what a legacy writing is, then they discuss why this is beneficial to do NOW, then they give tips on how to begin writing your own legacy.

        In the show, they share some quotes and numbers from clinical research studies that have been completed on the topic. You can view the sources for those studies here:

        https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/200910/trauma-and-the-benefits-writing-about-it: 21.06.2017 11:20

        Pennebaker, J. W. (1997). Writing about emotional experiences as a therapeutic process. Psychological Science, 8, 162-166.

        Ullrich, P.A. & Lutgendorf, S.L. Journaling about stressful events: Effects of cognitive processing and emotional expression. (2002). Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, 244-250.

        King, L. A. (2001). The health benefits of writing about life goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(7), 798–807.

        Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Legacy Writing Tip Sheet.


          Monday Mindset Minute: Apr 6, 2020

          The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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          • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

          Episode 9: Return To Simpler Times

          Jeff and Sarah continue to explore the positives of our current situation. In this episode, they discuss ways in which the COVID-19 at-home mandates have inspired many to have somewhat of a “Return To Simpler Times”. They give examples from their own life, and share ideas for ways we can simplify our day-to-day activities even more using comparisons to the 1950s.

          For resources to help you live your healthiest life during COVID-19 mandates, visit CrossFitMorgantown.com/COVID-19-Updates

          Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 30, 2020

          The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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          Episode 8: Recognize & Manage Stress

          In this episode, Jeff and Sarah hit a topic that is incredibly relevant now but can also be revisited long after the threat of COVID-19 is gone. – Stress relief.

          They discuss the signs of stress to help you become more self-aware. They also share ways you can relieve stress when you are experiencing it. Additionally, they provide you with a list of ways you can serve your community while social distancing. Finally, they provide you with tips to help children in your life feel supported.

          If you, or someone you care about, is feeling overwhelmed call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

          Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Stress Relief Tip Sheet. This summarizes the episode’s tips. Print it, put it on the fridge, and find the positivity in your situation!


            Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 23, 2020

            The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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            Episode 7: 10 Tips For Thriving In Uncertain Times

            We are in uncharted territories. For many, the past few days have brought uncertainty and fear. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah provide you with 10 tips for thriving during the stress and anxiety of COVID-19. The conversation is focused on having a positive mindset and finding the opportunity in our circumstances. We are in this together, and together we will thrive!

            What else can we provide? We’re here to help!

            Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE “10 TIPS FOR THRIVING DURING COVID-19” Tip Sheet. This summarizes the episode’s tips. Print it, put it on the fridge, and find the positivity in your situation!


              Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 16, 2020

              The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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              • For more information and helpful tips, you can also check out Sarah’s blog.

              Episode 6: Return To Fitness

              In this episode, Jeff and Sarah are joined by Shon Rowan. Shon shares his personal story of making a return to fitness after taking years off. Together they discuss tips for starting a new fitness routine, working through a plateau, and returning after taking time away. The goal of this episode is to encourage you, wherever you may be on your fitness journey.

              **Please note that Dr. Rowan is a guest to share his personal experience and opinions. Nothing he says on this episode should be considered medical advice.

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              Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 9, 2020

              The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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              Episode 5: Special Edition: First Month Blooper Reel

              Laughter is an importantly piece of your holistic health. To celebrate one month of podcasting, Jeff and Sarah share with you the bloopers from their first few episodes.

              Episode 4: 8 Tips To Simplify Meal Planning

              In this episode, Sarah discusses the benefits of meal planning. She also points out what meal planning is NOT. – Breaking the idea that meal planning is about perfect Pinterest meals, time consuming recipes, and stress-inducing complexity. 

               

              Why is meal planning beneficial?

              1. Keeps you on track, helping to mitigate temptation 
              2. Removes thinking/makes life much simpler
              3. Can save you time and money

              Listen for tips on how to simplify meal planning and preparation for your family! This is for REAL people with busy lives. 

              Visit Sarah’s “Capsule Meal Plan” blog post for even more tips.

              Links:
              Perfect Bar 

              Daily Harvest 

               Fuel for Fire

              Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Mini Meal Planning Workbook. This includes a Meal Plan Worksheet, Grocery List, and Tips Sheet. Submit your email address and it will instantly open the PDF workbook.


                Monday Mindset Minute: Mar 2, 2020

                The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

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                Episode 3: The Best Diet For You

                Have you ever wondered what the best diet is for you? In this episode, we won’t give you the answer to that question. – BUT we will provide you with tools to help you 1.) establish the right mindset before jumping into a diet, 2.) ask questions to help you figure out what the best diet option is for you, and 3.) give reflection topics to aid you in coming up with a realistic and long-term plan for your life.

                Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Worksheet to help you begin a journey to finding the best diet for you.


                  Monday Mindset Minute: Feb 24, 2020

                  The Monday Mindset Minute is a segment of Potential Podcast that is designed to be a thought-provoking and inspirational start to the week.

                  Episode 2: Creating Family Values

                  **IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are single or feeling like you are not in a place to be discussing family values, no problem! This episode can be applied to personal or individualized value creation as well. Not just for families!

                  No one is perfect, which means a family is essentially just a small group of imperfect people. Even so, when we work together as a unit guided by a common set of values, we can thrive as a healthy family. In this episode, Jeff and Sarah talk about the importance of family values in your overall holistic health, provide you with tips on how to create your own family values, and offer an explanation of the Giosi family values to use as an example.

                  Need a little extra help? Here is your FREE Family Values Worksheet, which provides a step-by-step guide as well as conversation prompts to help you establish your family’s values.


                    Episode 1: Meet The Giosis

                    Who are the Giosis and what is this podcast all about?