Well Honestly: Episode 13: When It Hurts to Be Healthy Interview with Coach Pain


Do you have questions about your body and how to navigate getting your health in order? We are in the same boat. During this episode we talk about the fundamentals of knowing your triggers, how to motivate yourself and letting go of fear on your wellness journey. 

[4:30] What We Are Loving  Juice in the Raw and Can Emotions Trigger Health Issues?

[12:13] Coach Pain on His Journey to Fitness & Triggers

[19:17]  Coach Pain on His Fitness Approach

[21:51] Health Tips to LIVE By

[23:45] You Can’t Sugar Coat Wellness

[25:20] When It Hurts

[26:35] Speak For Yourself

[28:22] Coach Pain on the Battlefrog Program

[31:52] How to Connect with Coach Pain on InstagramFacebookYoutube

[33:16] Coach Pain’s Honesty Moment

[35:45] Andretta’s Honesty Moment 

[36:50] Aaqila’s Honesty Moment

[40:21] More About Us & Our Mission & How to Be featured on our podcast 
Recipe of the Week

Cauliflower “Potato” SaladBy ANDRETTA KENNEDY ROBINSON

Ingredients: 1 head of Cauliflower (organic preferred), 2 green scallions, 2 stalks celery, handful of  Cilantro, 2 boiled eggs,  Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, Avocado Mayonnaise. Separate the Cauliflower into small pieces and steam  to tender about 5 minutes. I like to steam mine. Remove and add chopped boiled eggs. Cut green scallions, celery and cilantro into small size and add to bowl.  Add seasonings and avocado Mayo. You can vary this, it’s pretty much like potato salad except you use Cauliflower and Avocado Mayo.

What are 5 advantages Getting Your Emotions In Order

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  • Supports Self-Reflection
  • Provides Physical Grounding
  • Hones Interpersonal Skills
  • Improves Personal Development
  • Improves Mental Health

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Learn More About Coach Pain By Reading His Bio Below:

I am honored to share my story with you so that you can see the path that brought me to where I am today.  You see, I believe that it is through difficult situations and great pain that the human spirit grows and character is developed. And my story is a testament to this.

I started in the fitness industry when I was only 18 years old, and I knew that it was where I belonged.  I had always been into fitness and enjoyed being active throughout  my whole childhood. I was involved in Martial Arts, Wrestling and Football throughout high school and was generally a very physical person.I have been in the field for 26+ years and plan to stay here for many more.  While I always enjoyed my work and was successful with it, I was not as passionate then as I am now.  The passion didn’t come until much later.  The passion came through the most painful loss I have ever experienced…the death of my mother.

It was my mother’s life: her sacrifices, support and guidance that made me the man I am today.  It was her death that birthed a passion in me.  After I lost my mother, I had a renewed sense of purpose; I vowed that I would make her proud.  It was during this painful season that I realized that I was put here to help others, to guide others to be their best selves, and to continue striving to be my best too.My parents were always an anchor for me.  They raised my siblings and I to be the best we could be, instilling  a deep faith and the principles of Respect, Love and Discipline; principles that I apply to everything I do even to this day.  After my mother’s death, my father became a beacon for me.  He demonstrated a great strength even through great tragedy.  He inspires me to push through the pain and grow stronger through difficult situations.

Since then, I redefined my purpose.  I became more passionate about helping others to reach their goals, but even more I longed to help them evolve into their best selves.  I work with clients to help them move forward towards their future instead of dwelling on the past.  One of my favorite analogies of this evolution is when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.  After the butterfly emerges from the cocoon, he never goes back to being a caterpillar.  Once you start living as your true self and growing into your best self, you don’t go back to who you used to be.

Since this awakening, my path has led me towards many great career opportunities.  I have worked as a Spartan SGX trainer and had the incredible honor of giving motivational speeches at Spartan and Battlefrog events along with at the OCR World Championships.   I have spoken to groups of first responders and to youth at schools.  When I speak, I do not write a script, I speak from the heart and in the moment.  My hope with each motivational speech is that I connect to the hearts of the audience, that they will be able to feel my energy and passion and that it will ignite something inside of them too!  I view every speaking opportunity as an honor and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.As far as training goes, I have developed my own unique style that represents who I am as a fitness coach.  I have built the foundation for my training on my years of experience with various approaches.  My training sessions are all about functional movement, but I am constantly changing things up to keep my clients interested and challenged.  This style is not for everyone, but those who want to be pushed and who want to become mentally tough as well as physically strong love my combination of movements and motivation.

Ultimately it has been the painful situations in my life that have grown me the most.  It is because of my loss and my struggles that I have become who I am today.

Who am I?
I am confident.
I am humble.
I am hungry.
I am eager.
I am ambitious.
I am hard-working.
I am willing to do what it takes.
I am Coach Pain.
MY EXPERIENCEI have over 26 years of experience in the fitness industry and as a motivational speaker.
Some of my professional accomplishments include:

  • Motivational Speaker
  • Fitness Coach
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • NPC 2011 Midwest Ironman Physique
  • American Ninja Warrior Participant – 2011, 2012
  • Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling Background (12 years)
  • Naval Special Warface Orientation Course Instructor
  • Announcer and Motivational Speaker For Spartan Race and BattleFrong Series

The Hospice Chaplaincy Show with Saul Ebema: Meredith Sinel On Emotional PPE and Hospice Care During the Pandemic


From graduate school, she was appointed to work on the Women’s Campaign where she collaborated with Jewish women from around the state of Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, assisting in leadership development and strengthening women’s voices in philanthropy. 

After her first child was born, she pursued her Chaplaincy dream and worked in Miriam Hospital’s cancer unit and surgical intensive care units during her CPE residency. She worked for over 2 years at the VNA Care New England as a Hospice Chaplain and for the past 6 years (and currently) as a behavioral health clinician in Emergency Departments. 

Her unique perspective and ability to help others suffering from mental health and/or addiction and serving those individuals at end of life, is the reason Meredith says she feels honored to do this holy work.

That Checks Out: It’s me!!! I’m a man!


The guys discover having Mac fully visible can lead to heartache, Damon is not a contractor nor cashier, and Ted reveals the underlying meaning of Damon’s existence!

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Well Honestly Episode 12: The Truth About Health Awareness Interview with Victoria Knox)


Do you have questions about your body and how to navigate getting your health in order? We are in the same boat. During this episode we talk about the challenges of facing your ability to prioritize your health and knowing unhealthy social stress triggers. Victoria Knox shares her journey with developing a new role in her wellness as a health conscious survivor of life in general.

[1:30] Introduction of Today’s Episode
[2:03] What We Are Loving This Week
[7:25] Guest Introduction: Victoria Knox
[13:00] Victoria Knox Breaks Down Why People Choose Holistic Wellness
[22:22] Victoria Knox Outlines A Few Common Health Issues & Their Triggers
[25:44] Victoria Knox Offers Her Tips On Prioritizing Your Health
[35:24] Victoria Knox Offers a Few Health Tips Many Women Ignore
[36:30] Honesty Moment of the Week
[42:30] Learn About Victoria’s Products, Services & Contact Information
[48:10] More About Us & Our Mission & How You Can Be Featured On The Podcast

Did You Miss Last Weeks Feature Recipe?
Try Dr. Shante Griggs’ Kale & Apple Juice Recipe” As seen on Instagram?

2 Bunches of Kale Greens3 Red Delicious ApplesHalf of a Freshly Squeezed Lemon1 Bunch of Spinach
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”

Dr Shanté Prescribed
“Health… Beauty… Science”
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Read the Full Bio of Victoria Knox Below & Visit Her Website https://www.vknoxlife.com
I am a holistic health and wellness practitioner with a focus on nutrition as the primary driver to wellness. I work independently and in partnership with naturopathic and integrated medical doctors to create lasting lifestyle change for clients/patients. ​Six pillars that I’ve termed R.A.W. Lifestyle System (Really Awesome Way), was developed from my own experiences, backed by scientific evidence.​  With the integration of whole foods, supplements and medicines (if applicable), coupled with spirit, mind and body engagement, clients may restore or improve their overall wellness by following the basic R.A.W. Lifestyle System.   ​Originally from Illinois, and prior to a career in wellness, I held a diverse 30+ year career in business management, communications, and consulting.  My career includes leadership roles for major companies and nonprofits where I’ve managed strategic partnerships and created programs with Fortune 500 companies with a bottom line of $10M in revenue, sponsorships and in-kind donations.  ​When my employer quickly downsized, I began my own consulting practice to help entrepreneurs and proprietors build their business.  I’ve independently coached and consulted with more than 500 business leaders through my programs, conferences, and partnerships with higher education, government and nonprofit entities.​As the years flew by, I found myself professionally flourishing, but plummeting in health.  Though I tried different weight loss programs, nothing worked.  I resolved to believe that I’d be overweight (and unhealthy) the rest of my life and engulfed myself in working around the clock to create solutions for clients.​One day, I was in pain and could not get out of bed.  I thought it was food poisoning.  A good friend suggested I try a holistic treatment (colon hydrotherapy).  I didn’t know what it was, but, was willing to explore it.  After the first session, the pain was gone.​One session quickly became weekly visits for three months and a 30 pound weight loss without exercise (which I later added and actually become a fitness instructor)!  This started my passion for holistic wellness and led to another career in the wellness coaching.  Though my clients knew the business results, they were eager to learn more about my weight loss and health management routines.  I became a raw foodist (vegetarian), avid juicer, and dropped six sizes in about eight months!  My overall health improved.  Shortly after, I wrote and self-published My Secret Transformation; How I Detoxed My Life and Reinvented Myself. That was more than a decade ago and it’s still how I govern my life.​The same year My Secret Transformation was published, a weight loss franchise recruited me to become their lead weight loss coach and practice director for the Southwest region.  Today, I reside in Arizona and assist people across the country with wellness and integrated approaches.​I studied at Columbia College, Chicago, earned a BA in communications from Governors State University and Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner designation from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona.​In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, juicing, writing and expanding my knowledge on integrated wellness. I’m the mother of three adult sons and grandmother of twins.​Credentials:​

  • Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner Diploma, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
  • Behavior Modification Certification, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Fitness Nutrition Certification, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Personal Development Coach Certified
  • BA in Communications, minor in Business Management, Columbia College Chicago and Governors State University (Dean’s List)
  • Nonprofit Implementation and Development Certified
  • Nonprofit Administration Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • Healthy Arizona Workplace Certified

The Hospice Chaplaincy Show with Saul Ebema: A Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Andrew Goodhead on Memorialization and Free Writing.


Dr. Goodhead is a Methodist Minister with 14 years Church based experience gained in several localities throughout the UK, both urban and rural. In his role at St Christopher’s Andrew is concerned to ensure that all End-of-Life Care professionals have the skills and confidence to offer spiritual assessment and ongoing support to all patients and their families. 

He has a particular interest in the concept of spiritual pain as a way of understanding spiritual need. For patients with faith needs Andrew is developing the pastoral and religious role of the Spiritual Care Lead. Andrew graduated in 2014 with the King’s College, London, MSc in Palliative Care. His dissertation explored the experiences and attitudes of community clergy in caring for dying people. 

Andrew has published his thesis with Wipf & Stock (USA) under the title A Crown and a Cross; the Origins, Development and Decline of the Methodist Class Meeting in Eighteenth Century England. 

In November 2010, Mortality published the results of Andrew’s research into memorialization: A textual analysis of memorials written by bereaved individuals and families in a hospice context. In July 2011, The European Journal of Palliative Care published Physiotherapy in Palliative care: the interface between function and meaning, this is a philosophical examination of how physical ability affects the way in which meaning can be made. 

His most recent paper, (accepted by Palliative Medicine) based on his MSc dissertation study is ‘I think you just learnt as you went along’ – Community clergy’s experiences of and attitudes towards caring for dying people: a pilot study [in process of publication]. Andrew is a co facilitator for the Spirituality Education Group on the European Association of Palliative Care and a member of the Spirituality Taskforce of the EAPC.

That Checks Out: Pet Peeves and Jingling Keys


Ted somehow loses a wallet while having no pants, Damon hangs with the mayor, and Big Mac’s bean touching his can is merely one of the distractions he provides during the recording this week!

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Well Honestly: Episode 11: Dr. Shante Griggs on Pain, Pregnancy and Prescriptions Drugs


Do you have questions about your body and how to navigate getting your health in order? We are in the same boat. During this episode we talk about the facts, the myths and the legends regarding women of color and their health. This week we will dig deep on issues dealing with pain, prescription drugs, and triggers during pregnancy with Dr. Shante Griggs PharmD, RPh, DN of the National College of Naprapathic Medicine.

[4:24] The Mindset Moment – So how do you focus on self awareness while maintaining both your personal and your business’s integrity (health)?
[9:00] Interview with Dr. Shante Griggs PharmD, RPh, DNwww.ShopenShante.com
Follow Her on Instagram : @DrShanterx and LinkedIn
[36:30] Honesty Moment of the Week
 
[42:24] More About Us & Our Mission & Who to Follow Online 

Try Dr. Shante Griggs’ Kale & Apple Juice Recipe” As seen on Instagram?

2 Bunches of Kale Greens3 Red Delicious ApplesHalf of a Freshly Squeezed Lemon1 Bunch of Spinach
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”

Dr Shanté Prescribed
“Health… Beauty… Science”
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Read the Full Bio of Dr. Shante Griggs PharmD , RPh, DN Below

Shante Griggs received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Illinois at
Chicago, College of Pharmacy (2006) and has also received her Doctor of Naprapathy (DN)
degree from the National College of Naprapathic Medicine (2014). She has dedicated 17+ years
of practice in community pharmacy, clinical pharmacy services and pharmacy academia. Dr.
Shante also taught from 2008 – 2010 at Chicago State University at the College of Pharmacy as
drug compounding laboratory instructor before committing to another doctorate program in the
field of Naprapathy. Dr. Shante Griggs has taken both of her very cherished medical backgrounds
collectively to be at the forefront of complimentary integrative medicine. Inspired by her own
challenges with back pain in pregnancy over the years, led Dr. Griggs to her doctorate thesis on
the “Treatment of Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy: The Application of Naprapathic Medicine
in Treating Hyperlordosis & Muscle Spasm”.

This research and limited data has also inspired her practice for more evidence based research with the application of Naprapathic Medicine as complimentary treatment & therapy in the areas of not just pain in general but pain & nutrient deficiencies experienced in fertility, prenatal and post partum care. This research, literature and personal experience also created the segue to Dr. Shante’s up and coming book series “Mommy Hurts” not only sharing her personal experiences in miscarriage, recurrent pregnancy loss,
divorce, bankruptcy, bad credit, single parent-hood and child loss; but outlining coping mechanisms, encouraging healing from the pain of each while providing the inspiration and
hope to millions of women globally.

Dr Shante Griggs currently sits as President of the National College of Naprapathic Medicine
(NCNM) while simultaneously serving on the executive Board of Directors as Vice-President for
the American Naprapathic Association (ANA) to lead in the innovation and widespread
recognition of Naprapathy (nuh-prah-pa-thee) which is Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Medicine that
incorporates nutrition in healing protocols as a secondary scope of practice under the DN
license.

Dr Shante Griggs most recent efforts have been focused in the education to expand the
development of a Naprapathic Doctorate Program at Chicago State University, the University of
Illinois among others. This effort will also create more doctors of naprapathy to serve in
disadvantaged, underserved and underrepresented communities across America. Other
initiatives led by Dr Shante is through her service in health, financial and political education
through the New Life Movement Ministries, a Ministry for progressive, spiritual, political,
economic and social change.

“Food, herbs and drugs are all a part of this world and at times may be used together inappropriately.
It is our duty as health care providers to ensure that they co-exist safely and effectively with our
patients.”

~ Dr. Shante Griggs

That Checks Out: Ted Ellipsis


Ted gets himself a new stage name which coincidentally has a second “L”, Brian regains his vast empire and laughs in the face of failure, and Damon was there.

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