Overcoming the Biggest Bully of All…Sugar: Shannon Nickerson on the Your Messy Brilliance® Show
I’m delighted to bring you this Your Messy Brilliance® Show episode with our latest Featured Truthteller, Shannon Nickerson. Shannon is a friend I met at the What Women Want conference in Atlanta last fall. As soon as I crossed her path, I knew she was someone I needed to know. Shannon exudes passion, humor, wisdom, and the ability to take any challenge in front of her and turn it into an opportunity for growth.
Shannon is a mountain lover and climber, wellness advocate, and soul-driven health coach. She specializes in working with professional women to help them reclaim their power by ditching sugar for good so they can feel great in their bodies again. She has been in the wellness industry for over 17 years and helps her clients learn how to identify the foods that work for their unique bodies so it’s easier to make healthy choices for the long haul without feeling deprived. Shannon’s clients take charge of their health by developing tools to understand and beat their cravings for good and have more energy for their passions in life.
She studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and she’s a board-certified Stress Management Technician and a certified yoga teacher. She also leads monthly events and workshops as a way to help her community get educated and take charge of their health (I definitely encourage you to check them out!). Shannon is known for offering customized four-minute routines at trainings, leadership events, and conventions. She helps participants move their energy, better assimilate the content, improve clarity and focus, promote camaraderie, and enhance their experience.
I can say for a fact that Shannon’s methods work. She’s not offering mere dieting tips and tricks, but a wellness program for your entire life. In this conversation, we talk about how so many of us tend to lean on sugar and food to feel safe and find refuge from uncomfortable feelings and experiences. Shannon also shares how she personally has dealt with bullies (whether they’re people or food!), why she doesn’t believe in fasting or juicing, and what it really means to detox your life. “It starts with small steps and baby wins,” she says.
Take charge of your health, wellness, and power! Be sure to check out the interview and learn more about Shannon’s signature Detox program, which you can find at https://shannonnickerson.com/soar-21-day-sugar-detox/.
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2:35 How sugar became Shannon’s best friend early in life
6:12 The “aha” moment when Shannon realized that nobody had the right to take away her power
9:00 How Shannon overcame her addiction to sugar
13:40 The power of bio-individuality (that is, your genes are unique—and so is your wellness)
15:00 Cravings and why they can do us in
17:14 Deprivation isn’t sustainable!
19:00 How biofeedback allows us to balance stress in the body and reinforce new changes
24:15 How to feel powerful and healthy in the bodies we have and find tools that sustain our wellness
28:38 Shannon’s free gift to you: find it at mysmoothiebook.com