Welcome back to Warriors Unmasked - The Podcast!
Sometimes, when you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or really any mental health issue the last thing you want to do is get up and move. However, exercising and even moving around is a powerful tool that can quiet your thoughts and help you live a life of peace.
Today we sit down with the coach and author of “Shattered to the Core”, the #1 new release for loss and love, Valerie Walsh. For more than twenty-five years, Valerie has been dedicated to helping others achieve their physical fitness goals. After the loss of her mother to suicide in 2013 and battling growing anxiety and depression, Valerie began her journey of getting to the core of who she really is.
Join us as we talk about Valerie’s journey from growing up with an alcoholic mother to developing the addiction for herself and how she has managed to overcome that addiction and live life with peace. Listen in as Valerie talks about the events that led to the eventual publication of her book and her best tips and practices to get up, get moving, and start your own mental health journey.
So hit play, sit back and relax because Valerie’s story is one that will inspire and empower you.
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Always in your corner,
Chuck and Clint
More of what we talk about...
- Growing up with an alcoholic
- Stop saying you’re “fine”
- The power in surrender
- Why you shouldn’t fight your anxiety
- How writing helped Valerie cope
- A new perspective of suicide
- The importance of accountability
- Why movement is non-negotiable
- Tips to improve your daily life
- What to do when you can’t exercise
- And much more!
Episode Minute By Minute:
- 0:02 What we cover today
- 2:22 Introducing Valerie Walsh
- 3:45 Valerie’s early life
- 7:43 Why you aren’t “complaining”
- 0:55 Valerie’s first sip
- 14:42 Taking back the power from anxiety
- 19:20 The events that inspired Valerie’s book
- 24:50 Why self-care is important
- 27:27 How a coping mechanism turned into a book
- 30:05 When Valerie learned more about her mother
- 34:45 How Valerie overcame alcoholism
- 39:55 The powerful tool of movement
- 44:15 3 Daily tips to improve your mental health
- 45:17 Where to find Valerie
- 47:25 Valerie’s advice to you
- 48:07 Closing thoughts