The Health of the People

The Health of the People
WELCOME Wellness Warriors. I am natural healthcare practitioner Laura E. Cox. I’ve got a bunch of degrees and certifications in integrative natural medicine, like nutrition, natural functional medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, stress, trauma, and more. Join me in the Wellness Warrior movement as I take myself on as a patient and share my experiences and expertise in this rambling journey towards balanced living in a post-covid world. Are YOU a Wellness Warrior?

29. It’s Ok to Be Not Ok
Oct 20 • 37 min
In 2020, we’ve faced a LOT of unexpected challenges. We’ve been forced to think outside the box, and that includes self-care. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. · Charity Promotion: Democracy…
28. Accidental Magic
Oct 13 • 35 min
I’m starting to unwind a little from the trauma response I’ve been swept up in, and I am beginning to discover how nail polish, yarn, and naps all helped me get through some of the physiological response to trauma. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
28. Replay Reminder of “What is Your Life For?” episode 24
Oct 6 • 39 min
Truth be told, you guys. I am toast. I am wiped. I have not been sleeping well since that young man was murdered on my block last week. So we are revisiting and reminding ourselves of how to discover what our lives are really for. —- This episode is…
27. The Trauma Response
Sep 29 • 39 min
In this episode, I’m processing something kind of scary that I saw the other day. This episode may not be appropriate for all audiences, and listener discretion is advised. I stumbled upon a crime scene close to home, and today, I am just being in the…
26. 75 Done & Again
Sep 22 • 38 min
I finished 75 Hard! Tune in as I share the unexpected benefits of committing to honoring my word to myself for 75 days. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. · Charity Promotion: Democracy…
25. Little Nuggets
Sep 8 • 34 min
As we enter yet another joy-tastic month of 2020, maybe it’s time to start reflecting upon all the little golden nuggets that have come as well. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
24. What is Your Life For?
Sep 1 • 38 min
My tiny little hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin has made international headlines, but not in a good way. In the wake of the Kenosha Police shooting of Jacob Blake, I have had an opportunity to really begin to discover my commUNITY, and I have rediscovered…
Justice for Jacob Blake
Aug 25 • 3 min
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23. Feeling a Little Distracted…..
Aug 18 • 36 min
When is the last time you leaned into the quiet and enjoyed a moment of undistracted time? I couldn’t think of the last time I did that, so a couple of weeks ago, I started experimenting with leaning in and enjoying a few moments of quiet. —- This episode…
22. Replay Reminder of “We’re in a Global Health Crisis….”
Aug 11 • 33 min
Seeing as we had tornados and what-not during the time I had scheduled to record….. Today we’re revisiting episode 14 and my AMAZING conversation with Dr. Obehi Okojie as we talk about the global health crisis of racism. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
21. The Rosetta Stone of Body Talk
Aug 4 • 37 min
Ever wonder why your stomach aches when you’re stressed out, or why that nagging pain in your shoulders just won’t go away? Maybe your body is trying to tell you something, and you just need to hire an interpreter to translate. —- This episode is…
20. Seems Like dot dot dot
Jul 28 • 38 min
Do you have a big goal that you’re working towards? Does it ever seem like you’re not making progress towards that goal? Do you get frustrated when it seems like you aren’t making progress? Do you quit when you’re frustrated? Do you get the feeling that…
19. One Magic Question
Jul 21 • 35 min
A while ago, we talked about the opportunities available in the things that we complain about. In this episode, we take a deeper look at shifting towards solutions by asking ourselves a secret, magical question. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
18. Replay Reminder of Lessons Past - Episode 15
Jul 14 • 33 min
After recording tonight’s episode multiple times, only to have it vanish into the dark misty darkness of the interwebs yet again….. we are reminding ourselves about the illusion of control with a replay of Episode 15. Hopefully everything will be…
17. My Evil Twin Wants a Cookie
Jul 7 • 32 min
You know me. I make 100% PERFECT choices when it comes to pursuing my Wellness Warrior journey. I make ALL the right choices with my diet, and I listen to exactly everything my body needs with grace and compassion and joy…. But my evil twin, on the other…
16. Diet is the New Hole In the Middle of the Road
Jun 30 • 37 min
When I was 19 and fresh out of an abusive relationship, I met Glory, and she shared a poem with me that I am still discovering newly 20 years later. The poem I reference in this episode is called Autobiography in Five Chapters by Portia Nelson. Go check…
15. The Illusion of Control
Jun 23 • 32 min
If I’ve learned nothing else from the outbreak of a global pandemic, it is clear that as much as I think I’m in control of everything, that is not exactly the case. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
14. We’re in a Global Health Crisis, and I’m not Talking About Covid
Jun 16 • 34 min
In today’s episode, I am doing my first collaborative conversation with my friend, pediatrician and integrative health specialist with a background in public health, Dr. Obehi Okojie. Racism is a global health crisis, and Dr. Okojie and I discuss some of…
13. Complaining & The Hidden Gems Within
Jun 9 • 34 min
Have you noticed that there are certain things in your life that you complain about and they never seem to shift or change? What if we shifted the context of our complaints and looked for the hidden treasures within? In this week’s episode, we’re talking…
12. Asking for Help: Why is it so HARD?
Jun 2 • 33 min
Sometimes we just need an accountabili-buddy, but don’t expect me to ASK for the support I need! On today’s episode, we are looking at why it’s so difficult to ask for help, and just as difficult to ALLOW people to help us. Also, if you would like to…
11. Chloe’s Got a Squeaker
May 26 • 30 min
In this episode, I introduce Chloe and her favorite toy. Also, we look at the spleen and talk about mental chewing. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
My Inner Two Year Old, My Inner Cat Lady, and the Long Pause
May 19 • 31 min
The Safer at Home has lifted in Wisconsin, and the Long Pause is bringing out my inner two year old and my inner cat lady. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
9. A Mother’s Day Row
May 12 • 32 min
In episode nine, it’s Mother’s Day and it feels like this stay at home order is going to go on forever. So I’m turning to my new solution to the threatening gloom and reminding my patient… er… myself to keep things slow and steady. —- This episode is…
8. Getting to Know My Why
May 5 • 32 min
Ever ask yourself “Why am I doing this?”, or “Why does this matter?” In this episode, I’m starting to look at the different sides of the question of “What does this provide me?” and I am getting clear on my why. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
7. Foundations & A Rant About Our Food
Apr 30 • 31 min
In episode SEVEN!!!! I’ve been rebuilding some foundational health stuff and I go off on a little of a tangent about how broken our food is. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
6. Wellness Warriors say Whaaaat?
Apr 29 • 31 min
In this episode, we are starting to explore what it is to be a #WellnessWarrior, and how to prioritize the five pillars of wellness in life. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
5. The Fallen Closet & The Illusion of Control
Apr 27 • 29 min
My closet fell and it has me confronting some of my apparent control issues. Listen in as I sort through the unexpected discovery from the experience. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
4. Breaking Up with my “I’m Busy” Badge
Apr 26 • 28 min
Today I am looking at how I’ve been using “I’m Busy” as an opportunity to look good, avoid confronting some stuff, and keeping me from really engaging fully. Instead of being busy, maybe mindfulness can come out to play. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
3. Fat Shaming Myself
Apr 25 • 27 min
In episode three of Health of the People, I am looking at what happened when someone told me my body was disgusting and when someone else told me that I have fat ankles. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
2. Untangling Coping Around Covid
Apr 24 • 30 min
Today we are taking a look into the idea of coping mechanisms and what they could be telling us about what our underlying physical or emotional needs really are. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
1. Self Care is Healthcare
Apr 23 • 29 min
It’s been really easy to wear that badge of being “SO BUSY” as an excuse to not do the things that I say really matter. In this very first episode, I am getting really straight with myself about some of the areas of my health that I’ve been telling myself…