In a world where the definition of "wellness" varies widely, Amber and Dina, hosts of The Well Drop podcast, offer their unique perspectives. Emphasizing wellness as a holistic blend of mind, body, and spirit, they share personal practices and insights that shape their daily lives. Amber, a multitasking entrepreneur and luxury real estate agent in Miami, finds solace in nightly journaling, reflecting on the day's positives and preparing for tomorrow's challenges. Dina, with a background in healthcare, advocates for daily physical movement, embracing its transformative power regardless of intensity. Their shared journey in the podcast world intertwines with their professional lives, offering listeners actionable tips and real-life examples to navigate their wellness paths. As they break down the complexities of wellness into manageable, relatable segments, Amber and Dina inspire others to make small, sustainable changes towards a healthier, more fulfilled life.
Here, they answer our famed AM/PM.
The word “wellness” has many different definitions. What does “wellness” mean to you?
For us "wellness" means total well-being. This encompasses your mind, body and spirit.
What is something you do every day to help maintain a spirit of wellness?
Amber: Every night I journal right before bed. It has become a truly nourishing practice to take a moment to go over the day and be grateful for the good things that happened as we can easily spiral into what went wrong so shifting to the positive is a very healthy way to end the day. It prepares my mind for the next day such as things on my to do list as well as focusing my attention on how to achieve greater goals I set for myself.
Dina: For me, moving my body every day is important. Sometimes, I only have 20 minutes, but I find a way to move even in that short time. I have found that no matter how I am feeling - exercise helps me feel better. This can include a walk; it does not have to be intense. If I am tired or sad, moving my body in any way has proven to be the best medicine.
How does wellness intersect with your work life?
Amber: They are extremely intertwined as I am an entrepreneur and tend to have a lot on my plate. I believe in managing your calendar and honoring your time in order to maximize your day so you can accomplish all the things you want to do. This allows you to control the day rather than the day to control you. In addition to being the co-host of The Well Drop I am also a luxury real estate agent in Miami for the Ziefer-Berger Team as well as a mother of two, wife, friend, daughter, etc. In order to remain centered, the organization of my calendar is key for me to keep going as stress-free as possible.
Dina: It has become one in the same! I spent years helping people in acute situations and watching our health insurance system fail them. So, I feel so good now that I am able to focus on interviewing experts that devote their time to keeping people well. It is so much fun to share information that I have been blessed to gather over the years for my family.
How does your podcast help others find a pathway to wellness?
We are all about providing actionable tips to our audience. We have lived it, experimented with ourselves and our family so we own what works and are unfiltered when it comes to what does not work, too. We break “wellness” down in a simple and approachable manner so you can find your lane and empower you to just start. It can be with anything as small changes over time will lead to big results down the road.
Dina: I always start my day with a glass of water with Chlorophyll Me from Bare Root Remedy drops. Chlorophyll aids in the production of red blood cells, which boosts the immune system and fortifies my body for the day. Additionally, Bare Root Remedy adds a refreshing mint taste that wakes me up in the morning!
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