Tina McDermott

Habits & Health episode 55 - Tina Mcdermott

Inspiring You to Live Healthy, Vibrant, & Free – Habits & Health episode 55 with Tina McDermott, who spent most of her life struggling with digestive issues. She didn’t understand that the embarrassing gas, bloating, constipation, and Yo-Yo weight gain/loss all were interconnected. Tina had these issues since she was a teenager, thinking that this is just ‘the way it is’, and that she had to live with it.

We discuss how in her 30s, she learned she had Lyme disease which had gone undetected for years and wreaked havoc on her body, and the knowledge and experience she has gained since that time and how she uses it to teach women about natural health and wellness, and how to live a healthier and happier life. She has also discovered methods to release self-sabotaging beliefs and how to come to peace with them.



Favorite book: The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hedricks

Favorite quote: “Dare to dream and turn your dreams into reality.” ~Tina McDermott

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Jingle 0:00

habits in health episode 55. Welcome to the habits and health podcast, where we believe creating healthy habits should be easy. Brought to you by an educator and coach for anyone who wants to create a healthier life. Here's your host,

Tony Winyard 0:18

Tony Winyard. Welcome to another edition of the podcast where we give you ideas to improve your health by implementing new habits. Today's guest Tina McDermott spent a large part of her life struggling with digestive issues and we go into what happened, how she managed to escape from that, what it is that she does now. So that's this week's episode, Tina McDermott. If you do know anyone who's got similar issues who may would really benefit from some of the wisdom and suggestions that Tina shares with us. Please do share the episode with them. Hope you enjoyed this week's show. Habits own health, my guest today, Tina McDermott. How are you, Tina?

Tina McDermott 0:58

I'm wonderful. Thank you, Tony, thank you so much.

Tony Winyard 1:01

I'm way in. I'm guessing from your accent, you're in the states?

Tina McDermott 1:07

I'm in Maryland. originally from New Jersey. And I've been living in Maryland for 20 years now. And yeah, with strong roots in Italy as well. So I can turn on an Italian accent for you if you'd like.

Tony Winyard 1:24

Have you visited Italy much?

Tina McDermott 1:26

I lived there. Yeah, my parents were both were both born and raised there. And I've been going back and forth my whole life and there was a part of my life at 27 I moved back there and I guided bike trips all throughout Italy, in France and Holland and I've been all over the place. It's fun.

Tony Winyard 1:43

So where is your favourite part of Italy?

Tina McDermott 1:47

Ah, that's a tough one because my favourite parts are two places. And that's the island where my dad is from which is a little island off the coast of Sardinia called Leyzaola de San Pietro, which is St. Peter's Island, California is the name of the town. And the other favourite place of mine is in the mountains where my mom grew up. And that's only a little tiny town called Viola called the Canal, which is near Bobo, I CZ if you know any of those. So those are my two favourite places.

Tony Winyard 2:18

I'm gonna have to stop myself from talking. And turn this whole episode into Italy, because I've been to Italy many, many times. We'll, we'll we'll get back onto the topic of what the podcast is about. The podcast is about health and habits and so on. And you've got a story about some things that happened to you in your past. Would you like to tell the listeners more about who you are and what your story is?

Tina McDermott 2:42

Oh, boy, I would love to and thank you for that invite in. And if I didn't say this, thank you for having me on your podcast, Tony. I really appreciate that. Now, my story can unfold in many different ways. And because I always had a lot of gastrointestinal issues growing up, and oh my gosh, I'm going to be transparent to the world here. Tony. My siblings had a nickname for me. And it was an Italian word named pizza, which means stinky, very embarrassing, because no one understood why I had all of these digestive issues no one understood. Hello, I had a lot of allergies to a lot of different foods. And fast forward to my 30s I discovered that I had chronic Lyme. Now I am not going to make Lyme, my story. I'm just stating a fact because it was my I lived there in that story for a long time. But that's where it came from. I had chronic Lyme from probably a teenager knowing the symptoms knowing everything. And of course I've cleaned all of that up making mistakes here and there because I'm human. And so that's really like why am I always no one else has this gas and bloating and this embarrassment it was terrible, terrible way to grow up. So that was one piece of it in them when I was 19 my 23 year old sister developed breast cancer she survived 24 years and of course ultimately passed away 10 years now from breast cancer that drove me both the the the digestive upset embarrassment through most of my teenage years. And the sickness of my sister drove me to want to learn more about health and wellness. How to not just help myself not get breast cancer and to alleviate all these gas and bloating symptoms and embarrassment holy cow and but to share with the world share with the world. How they as well can alleviate these signs of gas and bloating. And I'm not even speaking about the emotional issues that I had for my sisters making fun of me and, and and it's not just the gas and bloating, they were also obsessed with losing weight and impose that on me. So I wanted to share with the world, how they can live a life that's full of health, full of vibrancy and free. And what I'm learning now with this freedom is free from dis ease, right? Dis ease to words, and free from diets. Because I want to share with people that they need to live their lives healthy, so that they can have the energy so that they can fulfil, live a fulfilled life, whatever that fulfilment is for them. And that is my driver. And I have another sibling sister, she looks at me and she says Tina, how Why do you have such a drive? How Why are you so driven to be to be on these TV shows and to do these podcasts and to do these cooking classes and to be a coach, you are so driven, and she was baffled. And I said it was because of Ana Ana has inspired me and she nudges me every single morning every single day all throughout the day, hey, you got to go do this. You've got it, you've got to get the message out. You've got to get the message out. And that's my mission. And yeah, so that's my story in a nutshell Tony.

Tony Winyard 6:28

And I'm guessing Anna is your sister that passed away? Yeah, she's my

Tina McDermott 6:32

sister who transitioned and and there's a picture of her behind my, my camera here. So I always look at her.

Tony Winyard 6:39

And so in your in that journey. When was the the realisations you talked about? Changing your kind of eating habits and and people focusing too much maybe on weight loss? I think you mentioned your siblings and so on. Can you think of a particular time when things all started coming together in your mind around sort of health and wellness? Was Was there a time?

Tina McDermott 7:03

Was there a time? I think it was it? When did it come all together? It's a journey. It was my journey throughout my entire life. I don't know if there was ever a time that there was a bell that went off. It was oh, okay, let me read this book about cancer think outside the box. Oh, let me read this book on what was the very first book, I'm trying to remember the name of it. And hopefully it'll come to me Tony, and I'll blurt it out. But it was it was a book on vegetarianism. And this I read this in my teenage years. And that really got me like light bulb. Wow, that's the way to get healthy. But unfortunately, I went down the unhealthy vegetarian route for many years. So again, it was a process and a journey and a continuous learning throughout my life. So I can't tell you there was any kind of major light bulbs, or major like, oh my gosh, I got to transition my life. It was continuous learning and experience working with people as a personal trainer, and then as a Nutritional Consultant. Now as I am a weight loss coach, people come to me for weight loss, and, and I and I, I they start there but I take them all the way back to let's let's talk about fundamentals and deal with those emotional issues that are driving them to eat the foods that are not my philosophy on eating is eat foods that walk, fly, swim, and grow. Right eat as close to the way the Mother Nature provided them for us. And the the actual part of eating is is not is the easy part. The hard part is getting around those emotional issues and calming those down so that they don't go for that piece of cake or the the doughnuts and the fast foods and the such right, calming those emotions down or coming to peace with them. So that they want to naturally go for the apples or the oranges and, and the the vegetables and yeah, so hope that answers your question. Tony.

Tony Winyard 9:12

You mentioned just then about when you started on a vegetarian path, you realised you were going down a wrong path. And so that was quite an interesting comment. And I'm wondering from some of the other things you say to some of the other explorations that you've done over the last sort of, you know, however long it is, there were some other realisations you had maybe you started going down one path and you realise maybe this isn't the right way to do it.

Tina McDermott 9:39

I'm glad you asked. I was a vegetarian for probably 10 years in throughout my 20s Throughout my 20s And what I learned it no okay not That's not what I learned. This is what happened. I would get very low blood sugar. This is before I knew about nutrition and this was before I studied nutrition, and I just read books up until now before I got certified, and up until then I meant to say and how we get late very low blood sugar. I was an athlete my whole life. I'm a cyclist, I used to what is that called? rollerblade. I used to run in the in the woods, always act as super active. And I would notice, oh my gosh, my blood sugar is going well, I don't feel good. And I would instinctively go for tuna fish. Oh, I'm not cheating. I'll be a pescatarian. Once a week, it's fine. And then I would immediately feel better. Right? So that was one of the things my my remember, I wrote, I wrote a chapter in a book that I collaborated with other friends about this. I was in the subway in France, coming home from France with a very heavy bag, carrying it through the subway, and I finally got to the train and I passed out. My blood sugar was so low that morning, because I think that I had a glass of orange juice this time in my 20s I don't know anything about nutrition. That's all I had, but my blood sugar tanked. Oh, I'm hypoglycemic. Sure. No, thank goodness, I did have a banana that I could mention a couple pieces of banana, bring my blood sugar back up. But that again, a kotoge was a journey drove me to learn even more. Like why did that happen to me? I cannot just blame hyperglycemia. Right. So now I'm trying to bring this back around. So help me out. Tony, where were we here? We were talking about

Tony Winyard 11:28

some of the kind of wrong paths that you realised you.

Tina McDermott 11:32

Thank you the wrong Thank you. And and the other part again, we people talk about IBS, right? That it's either you go one direction, or the other direction of constipation. I had a lot of constipation issues. It was terrible, absolutely terrible. So the low blood sugar issues, the constipation issues, still gas and bloating not as bad as in my teens, but still there. And I just started researching more. I started reading more books, I started going to classes on nutrition and becoming certified as a Nutritional Consultant. And in one day I was in Italy. I was in Italy, it was in my early 30s I think it was or was it my late 20s, early 30s. And a friend of mine, we went for a picnic and he bought prosciutto. I hadn't had prosciutto in 10 years. And I decided Alright, I'm going to have a pee. So I did. So I ate some, I just felt really good. I felt really good. And I realised that it was okay for me to eat a little bit of meat here and there. And again, through my journey through my learning through my teaching, I realised my body, not everybody's body, but my body really loves to have the animal protein, as well as a tonne of vegetables as well as a balanced, balanced amount of fat. And packaged foods are a no no. Right? And the sugars and I anyhow, that's how I realised that it was imbalanced for me.

Tony Winyard 13:19

And so when was the When did you have the When did you realise about the balance? The good too often we you know, experts tell us we should be eating this way and this way. And it's just this generic information which is supposedly valid for everyone. So when did you have the realisation that what works for you is not necessarily what works for anyone else.

Tina McDermott 13:39

I don't know if that was a realisation but again a journey of study and, and not just study with the books but also study with my clients over the years. I wrote a book called The not thinking the flavour point diet, but that's not the one the blood type, what it was the it was the blood type diet No look, again, I want to tell you, I do not subscribe to any kind of capital D capital I capital E small teas out there. I absorb what they have to say and I will implement so what did I learn from this book, I learned about the origins of humankind who are from Africa. And as we migrated up north, we had blood type A blood type A Bs, and but we all originated from blood type O in blood type. Oh, very athletic need protein A's don't need protein A B's can do a balance of both right? So you take all of this and I asked my clients as I go through their health history, and I listened to them and I have seen that the O types do so much better with some animal protein. The A's, not so much, maybe a little bit of fish they do okay with the A B's balance, they need a complete balance. So I take that into consideration, but it is not doctrine for me it's not law that Oh, you're no you have to write what works for you. What works for you. It's not what works for me. It's what works for the individual. And some people are steadfast in being vegan, I don't judge a let's find the right path for you, if you want to be vegan, I have this one client, she is now vegan the last several months and a resentful vegan because it was what her husband wanted, not what she wanted. So back to those emotional issues. Right back to those emotional issues and, and the communication between her and her husband, that she and now she's being a junk food vegan versus a healthy vegan. So we have to work with those, the communication piece, the emotional piece, to have her have that conversation with her husband that she would like to be a temporary vegan. Maybe venture into little pescatarian ism. So anyhow, I hope that answered your question, Tony.

Tony Winyard 16:14

And I loved what you just said about that book. And there were some things you took from that book, which have stayed clearly stayed with you. And and I've often found and I I'm a prolific reader, I've read so many different books. And and I found that there are a lot that I don't like to say that a book is bad because there's always well, usually there's something that I'll take from a book, even if it's only like a couple of paragraphs maybe. And then there's other books where I just pages and pages. But there's always that usually there's something that you can take from a book, and then you just can't start kind of piecing things from different books in your mind.

Tina McDermott 16:55

Yeah, and what I personally, I love that you said that I personally have pieced together what I that's knowledge. And now I apply that knowledge to my individual clients and to my teachings to my webinars to my cooking classes. And I said it before and I'll say it again, my philosophy is eat foods that walk, fly, swim and or grow, emphasis on grow, eat the way that Mother Nature taught us eat balanced out rocket science.

Tony Winyard 17:27

So who what kind of people is it that are coming to you? What do they typically have sort of similar issues? Why do they seek you out? Who isn't?

Tina McDermott 17:38

The typical person that is attracted to me because I'm gonna I'm an attractor of the people that want me my personality, how I how I teach how I coach is typically an entrepreneurial woman, and entrepreneurial woman who she just she's focused, focused, focused on her business and needs to find that balance between work, self care, and family work, self care and family. So that's predominant, my, the people that I attract, and I have other people, of course, office workers, women, mostly women, I have some men that are attracted to my programmes, and have one man he is a sailor, he sails all around the world. So what part of the world are you in today, Joe? It's fun. There's a lot of fun, I love it.

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Tony Winyard 18:55

And you mentioned about self care and self care is such an important issue for for women I think particularly and so many women sit just really neglect that that area.

Tina McDermott 19:10

Most women are nurturers and we're all nurturers and they emphasise on the nurturing of others versus nurturing themselves. I had a client the other day and it was all about everyone else in her family feeding them what they wanted. And through the coaching. A she came to realise that I needed that she needed to be self full, full of self, not selfish but self full and make healthy meals not just for her but for the entire family that starting with her in mind. And I gave her the analogy, Tony, of being on an aeroplane. Everyone knows this analogy. The masks come down whose masks deep Put on first, not the babies, you put yours on first. If the babies pass out, it's okay. You'll soon as you put the oxygen on them, they'll come up. But if you cannot take care of you, you pass out and everybody dies. Okay? And it's the same thing in a specifically a women, nurturer, who is mostly nurturing, taking care of everybody else in their business, everybody else in their family and they come third, they need to come first, we need to come first take care of you. And I don't have children, I have dogs, Tony. And I have three dogs, two cats. And I would wake up in the morning, and the first thing after I brush my teeth was take care of the dogs. And I've shifted that remember this, this journey, these things that I've shifted that literally over the last year, now I wake up, I take care of me not just brush my teeth, I take care of me first. And then I let the dogs out. And then I go for a walk with them once I am taking care of self care is a conversation that I like to have with every person as you come first. Because if I fall apart, then the whole household falls apart. I'm sorry, one more thing is I have bad energy. If I have bad energy, if I'm just frustrated, I didn't take care of myself, and I'm out walking the dogs. Do you know that they are already they are terrible on the walk, they feel my energy. And the same thing goes with your family, your children, your co workers, they feel that neglected energy of yours that you're frustrated, you didn't take care of yourself. So take care of self so that you can take care of everyone else. Thank you.

Tony Winyard 21:50

Well, and I was going to just follow on from what you were saying about do any of your clients find it find that really difficult to to because they stay still even though what you've told them? In their mind. It's still being selfish about taking care of themselves and not taking care of other people first, do any of them really struggle with that?

Tina McDermott 22:10

Yes, yes. It's a reminder that needs to stay in place. And this is why Tony, I coach people for six months to a year, because it takes time to change habits. Yeah, it takes time because we're creating new habits now, right, we're creating new habits. And we need the the accountability of a coach. And that coach could be somebody, a family member, a friend, it doesn't have to be an actual coach, you could have an accountability partner, okay. However, I love coaching, I feel that coach is the number one piece that can help shift people very gently from where they are to have them soar to where they need to go. So with the coaching, that truly helps them with being self full, for example, the conversation I had with a woman the other day, she had that realisation on my gosh, I really need to take care of myself. And she didn't she's not continuing on with me right now. Because she had this great epiphany and okay, I've got to do this on my own. I guarantee you in about a couple of weeks time she'll call me and say, you know, I really, really need the coaching and because I've forgotten about myself again. So you need the constant until you can the constant reminder, the constant coaching until you can. You've created that new habit that you come first. So yes, it's a struggle, because that's the way you've lived for so long. And now it's time to switch it up.

Tony Winyard 23:50

Is there any clients or former clients that you can think of where they they have made that change, they've realised the importance of self care. And it's made a real transformation somehow in their life.

Tina McDermott 24:04

Can even for my clients, it's a journey. It's an absolute journey. I have a client that I've been working with for many years now. And she has a very, very stressful family life family dynamics. And it's a constant stress on her. And I implore with her on the normal on a normal basis that she needs to take care of herself. And she has come such a far away with being a caretaker to an ill person. It's very, very challenging. And now every morning, she doesn't start she works 12 hours a day, it's obscene. And now she is taking her mornings to herself and starting work not at 6am by At 10am. And the next step for her is for her to not even look at her phone until 10am. Because the moment that you look at the phone, which is an addictive piece, changes your brain to work mode, even if you're going to go on and play a game. So what we talked about was she needs to take nature breaks and nature break does not mean watch a movie, or play a game on your phone. And or look at your email here and there and try to do work while you're trying to relax. It's take a complete break. I can tell you that working with me over the last several years of this highly stressful life situation. Again, it's ups and downs, but most more ups than downs with her. She has stayed sane for the most part. And she has been able to manage not only her incredible business, at her home life, as well as manage all of the the doctor's visits and the trips and all of that in such a way that she's a champion. I mean, I salute her every single time for being able to be that pillar for her family. Yeah,

Tony Winyard 26:31

you mentioned you've you've kind of hinted a couple of times about how you've been helping people I think it was with, with cooking in some way. So can you tell me more about that?

Tina McDermott 26:39

Oh, absolutely. Oh my gosh, I just love I glow. When I talk about cooking. I offer cooking classes for my corporate clients, right from my own kitchen. I'm virtual. I used to do them in person. And now I'm all virtual. So people come into Tina's joyful kitchen. And I do I teach them. Normally I do like a main dish, a side dish, and then a dessert because yes, you deserve to have dessert. There's healthy ways to eat desserts. And yeah, so I present to them and I teach. And it's not just okay, this is how you know you, you make the chicken and how you make steamed broccoli or roasted broccoli. And it's I teach them why they need to be careful of their, their, their spices, and they need to be careful what spices they use to avoid MSG, or make your own salad dressing so that we get really good oils in our body as opposed to the rancid oils from jarred dressings that are full of not just rancid oils, but MSG that, and I explained to them how it passes the blood brain barrier, and it excites those brain cells so much that they die. And, and and, and I do not talk science. I want to talk where everybody can understand and get it right away. I don't and I like to science myself, but I don't want to talk too much scientific T things with people because I want the general person to really get it and understand how easy it is to make a dressing. It's so easy. Incredibly easy. So I'm educating throughout. So I'm not just cooking. I'm teaching them knife skills. I'm teaching them how to cut an onion. I'm teaching them why use wooden chopping blocks or cutting boards versus any of the others. I'm doing a class tomorrow called the essential kitchen, Tony and I cannot wait. And it's all about what are the right cooking utensils to use the I love the cast iron skillets and and what kind of containers should you use to store your food in? Which kind of gadgets should you get rid of? And which one should you keep? Right? So I'm going to talk all about that this isn't going to be my first time presenting this. And I'm just super excited about that. So yeah, that's what I do. I've been teaching within corporations, weight loss classes, cooking classes, coaching programmes, workshops, for a long, long time, 15 years, something like that. A lot. A lot of fun. I love it.

Tony Winyard 29:13

And I'm wondering if when you say you said 15 years you've been doing that. And so before you started doing that, it sounds like that you've kind of grown up in an environment where you were maybe taught cooking from your mom or whatever. And so it was kind of almost normal for years is the impression I'm receiving that many people that's not the life that they've grown up in. And cooking is a like a like a foreign environment from them. So when was it you first realised the power of showing people helping people with cooking?

Tina McDermott 29:45

Oh, what's a dynamic question? I think from the Okay, so obviously you know, I grew up in a time family. I'm in the kitchen with my mom I go food shopping with my mom. When we go to Italy we're on the farms. I know that food comes from a farm and then you bring it to the kitchen, and you prepare it lovingly with your family and you eat together. And that's the way I grew up where today people think that food comes from a fast food restaurant from a drive thru, right? And so, I have always loved feeding people, and cooking with people and showing them that this is where life comes from. This is where the energy comes from. My clients, my morning clients when I was personal training all the time, they're like, Tina, where do you get your energy? How much coffee did you have? I'm like, I don't drink coffee.

My energy comes from the way I live the way I eat, the way I sleep,

the what I drink, it's just this is normal for me. So the realisation of transforming people. Ah, I'm trying to remember like an exact time because you can never leave my house without food. Like take home food. Okay? You never leave my house with either having eaten with me and or taking food home with you. My grandma, anytime you visited her. Did you eat? Yeah, we just ate dinner? No, no, sit down. Let's eat. It's family. It's togetherness. It's love. It's joy. I remember one time I was doing a weight loss workshop within a corporation. And I decided one of these eight weeks we're going to do a cooking class, right? No, I think what happened, it was I was doing this an eight week cooking course instead of doing the eight week workshops of the coaching and the talking and checking in, I did an eight week cooking course. And at the end or towards the end of this cooking courses. One client she said to me, Tina, I'm making salads in a jar now just coming up here and cooking with you. Because they would come up and cook with me and make salads in a jar and take them home. Just the the interaction with you. And hands in the the mix really clicked with me. I realised, Tony that day when that client said to me, I understand how to cook food now. And I am cooking food all the time with my sister, she lived with her sister on cooking all the time at home and it clicked with her. And that's when I realised the power of cooking classes. And how people really get it when they're working with you. And they're doing things with you. So I have people cook with me. It's wonderful. I love it during the show and other people just watch and they interact by typing in the chat box. And, and and one of the things that people tell me all the time is that Tina, you've captivated me, how did you keep my attention the whole time? I did.

Tony Winyard 32:43

So it makes me wonder whether you've had any clients who have been in a situation where, I don't know, maybe they've grown up where most of the food I grew up with was processed food and, and they didn't even I'm wondering, it's almost like there's the there's a story about there's a two fish swimming. And there's an older fish swims by and said more than boys How's the water? And then they swim past. So what the hell is border? And it's like, I wonder sometimes if people who have grown up eating processed food all the time aren't even aware that they're they're eating processed food in some ways.

Tina McDermott 33:18

You know, that is so interesting that you said that because I believe that that is true that people don't are not aware. And through my courses and through my teaching, I help people understand how to read labels. And again, it's a journey. It's a process for people. I agree with you. They don't realise that the food that they're eating is processed food. And that's why I need to show them this is what a tomato looks like. This is what an onion is. And this is how you chop an onion. This is fennel. Have you ever had fennel, this is what it looks like. This is what it tastes like. This is broccoli. This is how you cut it up. This is how you steaming broccoli is wonderful. So yeah. And I agree with you. There's people that just don't understand that because they weren't brought up in that environment. And that is my joy to teach them.

Tony Winyard 34:08

So D so you it sounds like you're doing some one to one coaching and you're doing kind of online stuff as well. Do you have a preference in terms of working with individuals or groups online face to face? What do you love to do most?

Tina McDermott 34:24

I love coaching. I love it all. I love everything that I do. And the teaching the cooking is fundamental. And the coaching is really where people make the most shifts, the faster shifts and the faster moving forward with their health and their wellness with the coaching I coach one on one. And I also have groups Yeah, so my one on one clients go into the groups if they want.

Tony Winyard 34:57

We talked a few a little bit about books earlier in the In recording, what is there? Is there a book you can think of this really moved you for any reason?

Tina McDermott 35:08

One of my favourite books I've been, I've read it probably nine times, maybe listen to it nine times, listen to it nine times right at once. The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. And that really, really, every single time I listen to it, I get one more thing from it. That launches me forward. And I encourage everyone, whether you want to get healthier, whether you want to have a better business, whether you just want to find what is your mission in this life, listen or read that book from the big leap. And it really helps you move forward in your life and stop putting limits on yourself. helps you become unlimited. Yeah, that's that's a good way of putting it home should become unlimited. And one of the things that I told you earlier my sister nags me all the time. My deceased sister she's always nagging me you know, you got to do better you got to reach more people and and and this year listening to the book again, I realised I need to be on the big stage doing keynote talks, not just these webinars for 20 3040 people that are in my webinars and in my cooking shows, but I need to be on big conferences, big stages doing these keynote talks to really bring home health and wellness and and how you can find that unlimited energy and that unlimited life because the the sky's the ceiling there is no ceiling to what you can do be have in your life or be do have.

Tony Winyard 36:49

So if people want to find out more about you and your your website, your social media, any talks you might be delivering where would they go to?

Tina McDermott 36:59

Please see me on the YouTube channel. It's Tina's joyful kitchen. You could also reach me Tina Tina McDermott comm slash cooking show that will take you right to my my cooking show on YouTube. You can just find me Tina McDermott calm.

Tony Winyard 37:14

And is there Do you have a quotation you particularly like?

Tina McDermott 37:18

You know, I came up with this, I think I was 19 years old. And my quote is dare to dream and turn your dreams into reality.

Tony Winyard 37:29

And why does that stay review?

Tina McDermott 37:33

Always has because people feel limited. I felt limited in and I'm like, No, I am going to dream my life and I am going to create because I am the creator of my life. And I've learned even though I came up with that quote in my early 20s It still lives with me because I want to still create and be and do and have everything that I want in my life. And I feel that everyone needs to just dare to dream and take that dream and make it created a reality because you're worth it. And that's you know, find your mission in life.

Tony Winyard 38:08

Tina, it's been an absolute pleasure. So thank you very much.

Tina McDermott 38:11

Thank you, Tony, thank you so much for having me on the show today.

Tony Winyard 38:17

Next week, episode 56 is with Robin Rothenburg. She published a book a couple of years ago called Restoring Prana, a therapeutic guide to pranayama and healing through the breath. And she is a specialist in helping yoga instructors and yoga therapists to really focus on the breathing and to really get the breathing, right because she's done a lot of research in the origins of yoga, and the origins of pranayama. And really went into into detail into the science of breathing and kind of coupled that together with the ancient origins. And that was what the book was about as a fascinating book. I read it a couple of years ago. And Robin is a guest on next week's show and we we get in we talk a lot about the yoga about yoga therapy, about breathing. And yeah, or a lot of subjects around those areas. So that's Next week, episode 56 with Robin Rothenberg, hope you enjoyed this week's show if you'd only want to get some value from some of the the great information at Tina shared. Please do share the episode with them. And hope you have a great week.

Jingle 39:33

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