6 Pillars To Get Joy, Energy And Your Life Back
Aug 20 2020
Awaken The Possibilities Guest: Annie GaudreaulTO READ THE TRANSCRIPT SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.In episode 27 of the new Awaken The Possibilities Podcast, Host Terry Wildemann interviews Annie Gaudreault in “6 Pillars To Get Joy, Energy And Your Life Back”. Awaken the Possibilities Podcast features successful entrepreneurs and intuitive leaders who offer insights on how to attract success in business and life. ____________________________________________________________________________ About Annie GaudreaultAnnie Gaudreault's career spans 25 years in the public relations, design & branding industries servicing Fortune 500 clients such as Nestlé, Molson and McCain Foods.Embodying a contagious zeal in living life to its fullest, she practices what she preaches. An accomplished endurance athlete, Annie has completed over 10 marathons including the prestigious Boston Marathon as well as 3 long distance triathlon Ironman competitions. She has done so while living with Cystic Fibrosis, genetic disease that affects the pancreas and the lungs.To further her passion in the health and wellness area, she recently graduated as a holistic nutritionist. As such she founded VEEV, dedicated to support the health of middle-aged women live with vitality and strength.Website URL: veev.caFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/veev.ca/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anniegaudreault/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veev_wellness/ _________________________________________________________________________ About Terry Wildemann: Terry Wildemann is the owner of Intuitive Leadership® and a Business and Resilience Accelerator, Speaker and Certified Executive Coach. Terry's specialty is working with tired, unhealthy, close-to-burned-out entrepreneurs and professionals and helps them leap off the stress hamster wheel. They evolve into unstoppable stress resilient intuitive leaders and practical business mystics. Terry’s timely message guides clients and students to integrate intuition, stress resilience, positive communications and leadership with grounded business systems to achieve success by positively serving and influencing others. Her leadership experience includes owning a manufacturing company, image consulting company, leadership and holistic education center. Website URL:: www.IntuitiveLeadership.comFacebook Page: www.Facebook.com/intuitiveleaderFacebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/AwakenThePossibilitiesLinkedin: www.LInkedin.com/in/TerryWildemannTwitter: www.twitter.com/terrywildemann www.twitter.com/leaderintuition____________________________________________________________________________ TRANSCRIPT 100:00:02.340 --> 00:00:14.099Terry Wildemann: Welcome everyone to awaken the possibilities Podcast. I'm your host, Terry will determine, you know, every once in a while, we come across someone who does extraordinary things. 200:00:15.059 --> 00:00:26.640Terry Wildemann: My guests all have done extraordinary things and bring with them their insights their values and power for powerful stories. 300:00:27.120 --> 00:00:35.430Terry Wildemann: To help you make leap in whatever that is holding you back and trust me. Today's guest is no different. 400:00:36.240 --> 00:00:49.170Terry Wildemann: This is a lady who has such a powerful story of how she overcame health challenges to help her become a remarkable person who supports women. 500:00:49.680 --> 00:01:02.430Terry Wildemann: And the aging process is that piqued your interest. Well, and certainly piqued mine. When she reached out to be on the show. I like to introduce you to an ego drone that I pronounce that correctly. Any 600:01:02.820 --> 00:01:03.780annie Gaudreault: Beautiful. 700:01:03.810 --> 00:01:05.550Terry Wildemann: Thank you. Yeah, I did it again. 800:01:06.090 --> 00:01:07.020annie Gaudreault: You did. 900:01:07.800 --> 00:01:20.310Terry Wildemann: And his career spans 25 years in the public relations design and branding industries servicing fortune 500 clients, such as Nestle Molson and McCain foods. 1000:01:20.820 --> 00:01:30.810Terry Wildemann: embodying a contagious zeal in living life to its fullest. She practices. What she preaches. And isn't that refreshing people 1100:01:31.740 --> 00:01:44.670Terry Wildemann: And accomplished endurance athlete and he has now completed over 10 marathons, including the prestigious Boston Marathon, as well as three long distance triathlon Iron Man competitions. 1200:01:45.150 --> 00:01:57.810Terry Wildemann: She has done so while living with listen to this, folks, while living with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the pancreas, and the lungs. 1300:01:58.320 --> 00:02:08.340Terry Wildemann: To further her passion in the health and wellness area. She recently graduated as a holistic nutritionist and she founded Wiig that's V e VI. 1400:02:09.030 --> 00:02:21.390Terry Wildemann: Dedicated to support the health of middle aged women live are to help support the health of middle aged women live with vitality and strength. Welcome to the show, Annie. 1500:02:22.650 --> 00:02:24.480annie Gaudreault: Thank you for having me. 1600:02:25.200 --> 00:02:38.730Terry Wildemann: Well, you know, when I read that you have cystic fibrosis and that you are a runner, as I ok i'm going to know how she does that, I want to know. 1700:02:39.270 --> 00:02:52.620Terry Wildemann: First of all, your story of how you were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and how you were able to use sports and athletics in your athleticism to help you be the strong vital amazing woman that you are today. 1800:02:54.900 --> 00:03:14.760annie Gaudreault: Well, I was diagnosed as a baby and and following a few months of clearly showing some symptoms and this was in rural Quebec in north of Canada and my parents moved to a bigger urban center, which had proper hospitals, so that I could receive treatments. 1900:03:15.960 --> 00:03:19.890annie Gaudreault: In a way, you know, faith already had decided that 2000:03:21.000 --> 00:03:34.410annie Gaudreault: This disease was not going to be the focus of the family because unfortunately my mother was suffering from bipolar disorder. And back then, we knew very little about mental illnesses. 2100:03:35.550 --> 00:03:46.410annie Gaudreault: And it was a little bit. Well, first of all, you kept you know you brushed under the carpet and you know everybody received value them. And were you were sent on your merry way. 2200:03:46.530 --> 00:03:47.400Terry Wildemann: Yes, you are. 2300:03:48.090 --> 00:03:53.310annie Gaudreault: Right. And of course you know that's 52 years ago now. 2400:03:53.400 --> 00:03:56.580Terry Wildemann: Diane was really big drug when we were growing up. 2500:03:56.910 --> 00:04:01.560annie Gaudreault: Yes. And, you know, either you are not on it or you are completely passed out. 2600:04:02.070 --> 00:04:03.150annie Gaudreault: It was it was 2700:04:04.290 --> 00:04:07.830Terry Wildemann: Not like candy is what gotta be kidding me. 2800:04:08.550 --> 00:04:18.900annie Gaudreault: They had no tools, no education really to treat these types of conditions right and I'm not even sure that back then, she was really diagnosed properly, to be honest with you. 2900:04:19.320 --> 00:04:30.060annie Gaudreault: So, you know, moving forward, there was little capacity for self indulging often when you are diagnosed as a person. 3000:04:30.450 --> 00:04:44.370annie Gaudreault: It becomes the entire focus, you're no longer a person that happens to have red hair you becoming the red hair and that's a lot of what happens. I believe in the psychology of disease. 3100:04:44.490 --> 00:04:45.870annie Gaudreault: Right. Um, 3200:04:46.740 --> 00:05:02.820annie Gaudreault: And of course, I know you're very familiar with that. So I did not understand that at the time, but this was a gift in disguise. You know, I had yes some issues and i i certainly was a lot a kid that was a lot more sick than other kids. 3300:05:03.960 --> 00:05:19.920annie Gaudreault: But I really kind of had to pick myself up and I really had to focus on what can I do, how can I overcome this and really never really talked about it, even when I was going through difficult times. 3400:05:20.580 --> 00:05:22.410annie Gaudreault: I never dare talked about it because 3500:05:22.470 --> 00:05:29.910annie Gaudreault: I knew that we were dealing with and I did not know what it was, but I knew we were dealing with something that was way bigger in my mother's struggle. 3600:05:30.150 --> 00:05:30.990Terry Wildemann: For sure. 3700:05:31.620 --> 00:05:47.010annie Gaudreault: Right. So I think that that was the setup for a little bit of, you know, I've been told, Well, maybe you weren't denial and I don't think I was ever in denial. I think I always thought this thing is not going to define who I am. 3800:05:48.300 --> 00:05:49.500annie Gaudreault: right from the get go. 3900:05:49.950 --> 00:05:50.460Terry Wildemann: And that 4000:05:51.270 --> 00:05:53.340Terry Wildemann: mindset is huge. 4100:05:54.120 --> 00:05:54.840annie Gaudreault: I think so. 4200:05:55.050 --> 00:06:05.880Terry Wildemann: Congratulations, that is increments. Because those of us who end up with diseases, you're absolutely right. We get defined by our disease, instead of who we are as a human being. 4300:06:06.690 --> 00:06:09.390annie Gaudreault: Absolutely, absolutely, and received today. 4400:06:09.510 --> 00:06:10.470Terry Wildemann: Nice that 4500:06:12.060 --> 00:06:22.230annie Gaudreault: I i think i was much older. But I knew intuitively as a teenager, because I never spoke of it. I never, never spoke of it. I never spoke of it. 4600:06:23.490 --> 00:06:30.390annie Gaudreault: I would say into my early 20s, I just I focused on what are the things that I could do 4700:06:30.780 --> 00:06:42.420annie Gaudreault: My mother was struggling a lot more at that time. And one of my brothers definitely got that gene as well, and was struggling also with mental illness. So honestly, I felt that 4800:06:43.170 --> 00:06:52.350annie Gaudreault: I just needed to move forward and and you know I had my own my own personal issues that I was working out as a young adult right so 4900:06:52.590 --> 00:06:53.640Terry Wildemann: We all have those 5000:06:54.480 --> 00:06:58.290annie Gaudreault: Exactly, you know, kind of discovering what I want to do with my life. 5100:07:00.030 --> 00:07:01.860annie Gaudreault: What is this life going to be 5200:07:03.330 --> 00:07:05.910Terry Wildemann: And how am I going to be in it. 5300:07:06.570 --> 00:07:09.390annie Gaudreault: Yes. How do I choose to be defined 5400:07:09.870 --> 00:07:10.590annie Gaudreault: And how do I 5500:07:10.950 --> 00:07:23.010annie Gaudreault: How do I want to be known as because when people got and been very upset with me with how come I've never known that you had cf. How come I did not know that you were born with this and that you struggle with this. 5600:07:23.430 --> 00:07:30.780annie Gaudreault: I often would say because often it came with I feel sorry for you or poor, you 5700:07:32.010 --> 00:07:32.370annie Gaudreault: Like 5800:07:32.730 --> 00:07:33.150When I was 5900:07:34.470 --> 00:07:35.250Terry Wildemann: Back up a moment. 6000:07:35.880 --> 00:07:40.560Terry Wildemann: People were upset that you didn't tell them that you had CF 6100:07:41.370 --> 00:07:43.800Terry Wildemann: Absolutely. Okay. 6200:07:45.060 --> 00:07:45.750Terry Wildemann: Why 6300:07:47.190 --> 00:07:47.880Terry Wildemann: Don't get it. 6400:07:48.570 --> 00:07:59.220annie Gaudreault: I guess they felt that it was something that they believe was a very important trait or quality or characteristic that I had a so called hidden from them. 6500:08:00.870 --> 00:08:18.030annie Gaudreault: And that I had to hold may be withheld some information. You know I never looked at it that way. I always thought I'll be damned if I'm described and refer that you know that girl that's got cf. No, I did not want that to be 6600:08:18.060 --> 00:08:21.150Terry Wildemann: You know, frankly, it's none of their flaming business. 6700:08:22.380 --> 00:08:23.220annie Gaudreault: Very true. 6800:08:23.580 --> 00:08:34.230Terry Wildemann: It is none of their business what you choose to tell people, and what you choose to not tell people you were being authentic with yourself. 6900:08:34.410 --> 00:08:34.830Terry Wildemann: Mm hmm. 7000:08:35.190 --> 00:08:41.790Terry Wildemann: And I think somebody with who you are. Oh my gosh, I, I'm blown away. I'm 7100:08:41.850 --> 00:08:42.480annie Gaudreault: All 7200:08:42.630 --> 00:08:45.660Terry Wildemann: The way that people would get upset that you didn't tell them UNC 7300:08:46.680 --> 00:08:47.550annie Gaudreault: Very much so. 7400:08:48.210 --> 00:08:48.780Terry Wildemann: To me. 7500:08:50.310 --> 00:08:53.160Terry Wildemann: That says to me that the issue is more with them and it is with you. 7600:08:54.000 --> 00:08:56.310annie Gaudreault: Yes, and also 7700:08:57.480 --> 00:09:15.270annie Gaudreault: You always have to put yourself in the person's shoes first. Right. And when you start telling people what it's like to live with a disease and then to have grown up with mental illness and to have an unavailable parent and that was far more challenging than living with CF 7800:09:15.870 --> 00:09:16.200Terry Wildemann: I've had 7900:09:16.650 --> 00:09:25.560annie Gaudreault: Far scarier. So I, you know, when you start to understand that to me you quickly understand and get it. 8000:09:26.070 --> 00:09:39.930annie Gaudreault: Right, it makes sense. It makes sense. This was a. This was a small thing that was going on and we felt that we had some tools and resources to deal with it. Whereas the mental illness. We were ill equipped and it was so taboo. 8100:09:41.550 --> 00:09:56.940annie Gaudreault: Right, so I felt I feel that this was my journey. And thankfully, this happened and it happened in a good way. And I'm glad because it made me far more resilient. 8200:09:58.560 --> 00:10:03.690Terry Wildemann: Wow. So when did your athletic athletic endeavors start 8300:10:04.920 --> 00:10:22.620annie Gaudreault: You know, very late actually because I did grow up being told all the time. You're fragile you're, you know, as I said, you get labeled right. You're fired. Job don't to go and do this now. My mother didn't have too much of that attitude because 8400:10:23.850 --> 00:10:27.810annie Gaudreault: She felt I think perhaps as she's passed. So I'm going to, you know, 8500:10:29.220 --> 00:10:40.830annie Gaudreault: Guess here, I believe that she felt that I could probably have the life that I want that you probably saw in me already, then right as a mother, the potential that I had 8600:10:41.280 --> 00:10:54.180annie Gaudreault: So she did not stop me too much. But in general, you know, this was the message that was being told. So I did not believe that had too much athletic ability until interestingly enough, I was in the workforce. 8700:10:54.810 --> 00:11:07.860annie Gaudreault: And I was working all the time and I became quite stressed and somebody suggested we should start running. And I thought, Oh, my God. They don't know about my lungs. But I thought 8800:11:08.940 --> 00:11:10.410annie Gaudreault: What do I have to lose. 8900:11:10.680 --> 00:11:20.310annie Gaudreault: Exactly. And the reason that I picked running was the fact that you had. You don't need any special duties to run. It's a very democratic sport. 9000:11:20.940 --> 00:11:30.180annie Gaudreault: Right, you don't need to be talented and coordinated right. I was just like, well, I should be able to manage that even if I ran slower. Lots of people run slow 9100:11:30.660 --> 00:11:46.230annie Gaudreault: And that's how it started. I, I just would go alone on and here in Toronto. With this beautiful boardwalk that you know is along Lake Ontario. It's gorgeous. And I thought, well, I live here. I have access to this. Why don't I give it a try. 9200:11:47.430 --> 00:11:51.990annie Gaudreault: So that's how it started. And interestingly enough, I guess, because I had been 9300:11:53.250 --> 00:12:00.540annie Gaudreault: I think I had been quite a bit of a Taipei. I thought, well, I need a goal. I need a distance. I need a race and 9400:12:02.160 --> 00:12:02.850annie Gaudreault: Started 9500:12:04.080 --> 00:12:15.990annie Gaudreault: That's how it started. And I did most of the initial stuff on my own. And then after you know 10 K's and half marathon. I thought, of course, I have to do a marathon. 9600:12:16.470 --> 00:12:24.210annie Gaudreault: And then I joined a group and then I tell you it's like I drink Kool Aid and I was like in heaven. If I this is it. I met my tribe. 9700:12:24.510 --> 00:12:28.530Terry Wildemann: So what was it like running your first five k 9800:12:30.240 --> 00:12:33.990annie Gaudreault: It was magical. I had never been part of a sports team. 9900:12:35.310 --> 00:12:44.310annie Gaudreault: I had never been part of a group that did something together. And interestingly enough, running as an individual sport. 10000:12:44.790 --> 00:13:05.460annie Gaudreault: But all the training and the racing is extremely communal every year there are no strangers. Everybody is a friend. And I thought, oh my god i wanted i want to be this all the time. It is wonderful. It is addictive and I just loved it. I just loved it. There was no stopping from that moment. 10100:13:06.150 --> 00:13:09.330Terry Wildemann: Wow. And then what was it like when you ran your first marathon. 10200:13:11.280 --> 00:13:34.770annie Gaudreault: It was in Washington, DC, the Marine Corps marathon and it was in 2004 I loved. I loved the experience. It was a tough very hot day end of October is Hall Halloween day and it was the hottest stink. And it was hard, and it took me way longer than I thought. And 10300:13:35.820 --> 00:13:37.500annie Gaudreault: But I finished and 10400:13:38.580 --> 00:13:51.240annie Gaudreault: I you know it's not what happens at the marathon. That really was the key thing. It's the months after that I gave me wings and gave me new confidence. 10500:13:51.690 --> 00:14:02.190Terry Wildemann: Wow, I can only, but what did you feel like when I mean, how were your lungs. How was, you know, with CF even 10600:14:03.270 --> 00:14:04.020Terry Wildemann: A 10700:14:05.730 --> 00:14:09.810Terry Wildemann: You know, did it hold you back in any way because it doesn't sound like it did. Yeah. 10800:14:10.230 --> 00:14:27.750annie Gaudreault: I don't have the most amazing aerobic capacity, you know the volume, the ability to get a lot of the oxygen that normally would, you know, be coming into the blood. It's, it's definitely tampered but I'm able to do it. And remember, you know, you don't end up 10900:14:29.070 --> 00:14:41.040annie Gaudreault: running a marathon. You've got all that training. Right. I did all the training. I did everything that I was supposed to. So my lungs gain strength. They really do now. 11000:14:42.780 --> 00:14:48.450annie Gaudreault: No, I am not going to be recruited into the Olympics, but it doesn't matter. 11100:14:48.690 --> 00:14:52.980Terry Wildemann: It doesn't matter. You look at what you've accomplished and what it is that you're sharing with 11200:14:52.980 --> 00:14:53.880annie Gaudreault: Everybody 11300:14:54.150 --> 00:15:07.560Terry Wildemann: I mean this is just a remarkable story. And it's just really, really cool and a real lesson for those who are experiencing disease and how mindset can really be overcome. 11400:15:08.790 --> 00:15:16.710Terry Wildemann: Our mindset to really help to overcome any physical challenges you think you actually may have. I mean, look at what you've done and it's remarkable 11500:15:17.730 --> 00:15:24.090annie Gaudreault: And there are many, many, many examples, Terry of this you know all across our society. 11600:15:24.540 --> 00:15:33.720annie Gaudreault: Right, the psychology of belief is so powerful because i've you know became very interested in that later on. And the science is very clear. 11700:15:34.410 --> 00:15:52.410annie Gaudreault: That we put our own you know barriers we set our own limits and this in absolutely every area of our world, of course, you know, whether its financial or intellectual capacities, etc. There are many, many books that are scientifically. 11800:15:53.460 --> 00:16:04.860annie Gaudreault: You know base that talk about this. So to me it's just, I'm just one small example amongst you know so many people that I see having accomplished this 11900:16:06.210 --> 00:16:10.920Terry Wildemann: That's great. It really is and and I'm going to step back a bit. 12000:16:11.040 --> 00:16:12.090Terry Wildemann: You're saying that you're just 12100:16:12.090 --> 00:16:24.360Terry Wildemann: one small example I actually see you as a huge example because we hear these stories and hear these stories and hear these stories and yet we still sit 12200:16:24.960 --> 00:16:47.850Terry Wildemann: And we do nothing. We don't take the first step to own our own lives, until finally one special story or one special thing just connects with us so deeply that it's the story that you needed to hear. To get you off the stool. 12300:16:49.200 --> 00:16:58.950Terry Wildemann: To take that first step. So you don't know if your story could be that one one story that pushes somebody over the edge. 12400:16:59.970 --> 00:17:11.250Terry Wildemann: You know, so it's very special what you do. It's very, very special what you've accomplished and you've also accomplished something else you've gotten to the world of nutrition. 12500:17:11.640 --> 00:17:22.590Terry Wildemann: And women with aging. Can you tell me a little bit about that. I mean, that's very exciting. Hey, as a woman who is, you know, next, next birthday is coming around. 12600:17:24.870 --> 00:17:33.030Terry Wildemann: To hear what is it that got you into nutrition and working with women and aging. 12700:17:35.130 --> 00:17:46.920annie Gaudreault: So I, I got into running, although my world. My, my, you know, how is earning my life was as an executive, you know, working with consumer packaged goods. 12800:17:47.580 --> 00:17:59.010annie Gaudreault: You know, doing mostly packaging and branding and you know I was this weekend athlete that would devour these books and these magazines about health and fitness. 12900:17:59.670 --> 00:18:13.410annie Gaudreault: And when I did my first marathon. It was with a women's running group only and the camaraderie was amazing. And they asked me to come to come on later on as an assistant coach and then to start coaching that group. 13000:18:14.100 --> 00:18:24.450annie Gaudreault: And I had never understood the concept of vocation until that moment because to me, like the skies parted. 13100:18:25.020 --> 00:18:30.870annie Gaudreault: I thought this is the most gratifying, the most satisfying thing I have ever done. 13200:18:31.380 --> 00:18:48.960annie Gaudreault: To be able to lead to guide to show people that they can when their head is saying no. And, and I am leading them to, you know, showing them that it is possible and guiding them. It was magical. It was deeply spiritual 13300:18:49.920 --> 00:18:55.920annie Gaudreault: My problem with that job is that it was really not paying the bills. You know, it was a love 13400:18:57.330 --> 00:18:58.590annie Gaudreault: I really love passion. 13500:18:59.970 --> 00:19:12.390annie Gaudreault: But in the back of my mind. I thought I am going to find a way to find a purpose that aligns with these values that I have and I can earn a living and support myself, etc. 13600:19:13.080 --> 00:19:20.640annie Gaudreault: And it took me a while to do to be able to to figure it out. But after I did our man. 13700:19:21.000 --> 00:19:33.060annie Gaudreault: Funnily enough, people started to ask me to come and speak at their places of work or you know groups or networking groups about what it takes to train for an Iron Man while you run your business. 13800:19:33.630 --> 00:19:41.100annie Gaudreault: And I thought, Wow, just do the work and I started to break down. I started to learn. You know what was involved. 13900:19:41.460 --> 00:19:49.410annie Gaudreault: And I realized that I was able to speak a lot about it. But the one missing piece that I had that was missing was the whole nutrition side. 14000:19:49.980 --> 00:20:03.150annie Gaudreault: I was always winging it with my nutrition as trying to hear reading that adopting it. I didn't have the base. I didn't have the science. So that was the trigger to I think that a go and get my nutritionist degree. 14100:20:04.890 --> 00:20:07.590annie Gaudreault: And that combined with 14200:20:08.760 --> 00:20:21.150annie Gaudreault: Being in my 40s. I thought there is no friggin way that I am turning 50 in I will be in the same place in my life, I do not. This is not acceptable. 14300:20:22.140 --> 00:20:31.950annie Gaudreault: And I thought, I'm going to go back to school, get that degree and then figure out how I can serve because I had always remembered how much I loved coaching. 14400:20:32.340 --> 00:20:49.380annie Gaudreault: I love seeing these women you know I had had hundreds of women that cross the finish line, because we went back to Washington for their first marathon. They would cross the finish line amongst all those gorgeous Marines and they would fall into My arms all sweaty. 14500:20:49.860 --> 00:21:01.230annie Gaudreault: And completely like in tears, and I cannot explain those there is no better sensation or no better feeling. No, no greater satisfaction in the world. 14600:21:01.230 --> 00:21:02.160Rachel's 14700:21:03.300 --> 00:21:14.790annie Gaudreault: It was magical. So I went back to school and then I went, oh my god, I put my little marketing hat on. And I thought, What are the markets that are underserved da middle aged women. Yeah. 14800:21:15.990 --> 00:21:30.870annie Gaudreault: we obsess over youth, but not just us women and youthful in this view image image of beauty and so called you know perfection and 14900:21:31.560 --> 00:21:44.790annie Gaudreault: I had started to observe what was going on. Also around me. You know, I was in my 40s. I saw people starting to have cancer. I started to see pre diabetic friends. I started to see 15000:21:45.480 --> 00:21:59.880annie Gaudreault: The crisis is that are happening when people were not being living authentic lives. Yeah. And I was like, I think there is a beautiful opportunity for me to serve this population. 15100:22:00.360 --> 00:22:14.430annie Gaudreault: That nobody cares about. And I was seeing all this messaging around aging that I thought is pure BS. We are making aging look like a time of loss, a time of 15200:22:16.200 --> 00:22:33.120annie Gaudreault: A spiral, you know, down where we lose. Well, we lose our youth, we lose our beauty, we lose our capacity. And I thought, nothing has been further from the truth because as I age I feel better and I am so much happier. 15300:22:33.360 --> 00:22:34.590Terry Wildemann: Oh, you know I am. 15400:22:34.590 --> 00:22:35.550annie Gaudreault: Ray Ray of her 15500:22:36.060 --> 00:22:36.420I 15600:22:37.590 --> 00:22:54.900Terry Wildemann: The older I get, the better. I feel it is just absolutely remarkable. And you're right, when you are integrated in mind, body, and spirit and you know it's funny that you say that, and I'll share this from the heart to validate what you're talking about. 15700:22:57.690 --> 00:23:14.250Terry Wildemann: I was very ill in the beginning part of my life, on and on and on. Fast forward. I know that that had to happen because I had to learn a lot of holistic modalities to keep my family happy and to keep me happy. Okay. Bada bing, bada boom, here I am, I am now. 15800:23:15.630 --> 00:23:16.170Terry Wildemann: A 15900:23:17.460 --> 00:23:42.630Terry Wildemann: It and I have been teaching resilience. For the last 25 years. And what I know is that this idea of what we look like and what we're men who are meant to be can really play with their minds and as I said to somebody just yesterday on the phone in my 20s AND MY 30s and going into 16000:23:45.270 --> 00:23:50.340Terry Wildemann: My early 40s. I was really, really skinny. I was very, very skinny. 16100:23:51.390 --> 00:23:55.800Terry Wildemann: Now I'm not skinny. But what i'll tell you is this. 16200:23:57.330 --> 00:24:04.620Terry Wildemann: I am the healthiest I've ever been in my life because I am healthy in mind, body, 16300:24:05.070 --> 00:24:06.210annie Gaudreault: And spirit. 16400:24:06.570 --> 00:24:14.130Terry Wildemann: Before it was not mind, body, and spirit. I was not healthy in my heart. I was not healthy in my mind. 16500:24:14.970 --> 00:24:26.310Terry Wildemann: Though my whereas my values were strong my perceptions were skewed and things were off and on, and on, and on, and on, and everything that I've done in the last 16600:24:26.970 --> 00:24:40.830Terry Wildemann: 32 years has taught me how to own who I am as a woman, so I can validate what you are talking about in such a huge Wayne. Thank you so much for what you do, because we need you. 16700:24:43.650 --> 00:24:48.000annie Gaudreault: Well, it's so gratifying because the need is there and 16800:24:49.230 --> 00:25:03.690annie Gaudreault: It is so powerful because when women hear this message. They go online, God, you know, it doesn't have to be door a there is this much more attractive door here and that's the door that is liberating. 16900:25:03.990 --> 00:25:06.780annie Gaudreault: That's the door that leads you to building your dreams. 17000:25:06.900 --> 00:25:12.090annie Gaudreault: That's the door to real happiness and feeling joyful. Yes. Right. 17100:25:12.480 --> 00:25:20.310Terry Wildemann: And your own who you are as a woman you own your strength, your cash and a lot of it has to do with plain and simple with confidence, you know, 17200:25:20.820 --> 00:25:30.420Terry Wildemann: It is is huge. And oftentimes, the people who tend to pull the rug out from under us the most are the ones we live with. 17300:25:31.320 --> 00:25:39.900Terry Wildemann: The ones we love the most are the ones who tend to do that. And when we realize that it's great to have them in our lives. But guess what, 17400:25:40.830 --> 00:25:52.740Terry Wildemann: You don't get to tell me what's good about me. What's bad about me anymore. And now I like me who I am and I'm stepping in who I meant to become and who I am, meant to be. And 17500:25:53.640 --> 00:26:06.570Terry Wildemann: You know that that's a big deal. So tell me more about Vive which is the name of your business that you created V V to help women with aging and become their powerful selves. 17600:26:07.830 --> 00:26:17.790annie Gaudreault: Well, it is a holistic approach that really looks at all of the critical components that get you to have that sustainable high energy 17700:26:18.090 --> 00:26:38.250annie Gaudreault: That can give you the vitality that you took for granted. When you were, you know, in your 20s in your 30s, you know, it's not a secret formula by the ingredients to live with vitality to have the life that you want. It's just a series of principles and you just need to, obviously. 17800:26:39.690 --> 00:26:45.750annie Gaudreault: Identify what it is for each person because we are all unique right. It's not a one size fits all. 17900:26:46.500 --> 00:26:52.800annie Gaudreault: But all of each of the key components are part of each of us. And then it's dialing 18000:26:53.430 --> 00:27:05.850annie Gaudreault: Properly for each person that leads you to that vitality to having the energy. You know, when people I was mentioning, when people were asking me, how did you train for an Iron Man. And let me read and, you know, and lead a business. I say, 18100:27:06.540 --> 00:27:11.910annie Gaudreault: This is possible for all of us that level of output. It is hundred percent possible 18200:27:12.480 --> 00:27:12.840Terry Wildemann: Mm hmm. 18300:27:13.230 --> 00:27:22.440annie Gaudreault: You know, I am not superhuman as we are very well established. You know what is what. When you start to understand what are the key components. 18400:27:22.800 --> 00:27:33.780annie Gaudreault: You know that it's limitless. And I believe because, as you mentioned here, you know, we can to this time with the confidence we can finally achieve big stuff. 18500:27:34.050 --> 00:27:35.070We can 18600:27:36.240 --> 00:27:49.410Terry Wildemann: We can, you know what, ladies, it's time for us to rise up. When is the era of the female energy the feminine the divine feminine is here. So the 18700:27:50.280 --> 00:28:11.970Terry Wildemann: You know, the one thing you mentioned about our society isn't it interesting that in indigenous cultures and in other cultures around the world. Women who are older are revered for their wisdom, but in western society, we tend to toss old women out with the trash. 18800:28:12.960 --> 00:28:14.970annie Gaudreault: Yes, become visible. 18900:28:15.330 --> 00:28:17.970Terry Wildemann: What is up with that. 19000:28:18.660 --> 00:28:27.030annie Gaudreault: It's a very male oriented decision making is what it is you know women don't want that. You know, we don't want that, you know, 19100:28:27.570 --> 00:28:38.340Terry Wildemann: I will never wanted for themselves, either, so you know it's whether it's men or women actually they don't want to be put out to pasture. 19200:28:38.880 --> 00:28:39.390Terry Wildemann: No. 19300:28:39.570 --> 00:28:58.050Terry Wildemann: They don't want to be disrespected, and some of my clients have been men who have retired and are going into more other careers and they're very frustrated because they ended up having to go into business because they could not get hired because of their age. 19400:28:58.230 --> 00:29:01.140annie Gaudreault: Yes, oh ageism is alive and well. It's 19500:29:01.290 --> 00:29:03.810annie Gaudreault: Awful. It really is. 19600:29:03.960 --> 00:29:05.250annie Gaudreault: Well, all I am stem 19700:29:05.250 --> 00:29:06.990Terry Wildemann: Is just just just 19800:29:08.160 --> 00:29:08.970Terry Wildemann: Along the way, 19900:29:09.600 --> 00:29:24.000annie Gaudreault: Absolutely. I am hoping I see a lot in our society, though some beautiful glimmer of hopes that there is more conversation more openness to what do we each have to bring 20000:29:25.080 --> 00:29:25.980annie Gaudreault: To each other. 20100:29:26.250 --> 00:29:37.890annie Gaudreault: And and the, you know, Harvard Business Review mentioned, not that long ago that the average age of successful businesses, the founders age was around 47 20200:29:38.520 --> 00:29:51.870annie Gaudreault: And you know I know why because we're starting to bring some wisdom, we are starting to apply the life lessons and having the emotional maturity to be able to, you know, build these businesses. 20300:29:52.320 --> 00:29:57.150annie Gaudreault: And also to have the guts to like go forward and, you know, 20400:29:58.740 --> 00:30:12.330annie Gaudreault: Realize these dreams that we've had, like, I there's no way I would have been able to go back to school. You know, in my 30s. I didn't have the wisdom that it took that I finally had in my 40s. 20500:30:13.260 --> 00:30:13.620Terry Wildemann: Right. 20600:30:13.740 --> 00:30:21.330annie Gaudreault: So there's a gift in that wisdom that there's not enough to China, you know, to make you go back 20700:30:22.740 --> 00:30:41.340Terry Wildemann: Another gun. So any one of the things about being a nutritionist, is that you understand about a lot of the chemicals that go into our food, etc, etc. What is the biggest thing that you see in our food today that really is unhealthy for us. 20800:30:42.960 --> 00:30:50.790annie Gaudreault: I think the, the biggest, biggest thing is our disconnect with food that it is 20900:30:52.440 --> 00:31:01.020annie Gaudreault: You know, and it's not about oh I grabbed fast food and I'm, you know, I just want convenience. It's all the time you know our disconnect with food that it comes from 21000:31:01.410 --> 00:31:15.360annie Gaudreault: A land, you know, land had to be farmed and the the effort that is put into that in the respect of everything that it takes you know we need to have clean soil and we need to have clean water and and and because 21100:31:15.810 --> 00:31:25.260annie Gaudreault: I don't believe that it is again one size fits all nutrition, but I do believe that being connected to the food is something that should be universal. 21200:31:26.160 --> 00:31:36.660annie Gaudreault: Whether whatever philosophy of food that you may have. And that you wish to go under, because when you start to make those choices you make better choices. 21300:31:37.110 --> 00:31:42.930annie Gaudreault: What goes into your into your body, the brands that you buy how you live your life. 21400:31:43.320 --> 00:31:57.900annie Gaudreault: And it impacts your neighbors, it impacts the workers and impacts the policies that we make as a society and how we are able to feed people that are marginalized right now and not even having access to fresh food. So I think that's the biggest thing. 21500:31:59.220 --> 00:32:06.030Terry Wildemann: What about and I have to bring this up because it's so perverse in our society. Right now we've got food allergies. 21600:32:06.780 --> 00:32:08.460annie Gaudreault: Yes, that's huge. 21700:32:09.480 --> 00:32:27.540annie Gaudreault: A lot of food allergies are caused by the very unhealthy gut, so there there are actually some fantastic books written about how allergies are really created by, you know, the poor nutrition that we now have 21800:32:28.020 --> 00:32:47.700annie Gaudreault: And how the gut sees some elements you know perfectly fine food and sees it and then decides that this is an enemy and creates an auto immunity right allergies. So that's why we also see a rise in autoimmune diseases right now poor gut health 21900:32:48.450 --> 00:33:08.280annie Gaudreault: The good that we are starting to understand gut health a lot better. And my hope is that we are going to start to see new modalities to treat allergies new modalities that will help reduce this incredible rise of autoimmune diseases. 22000:33:09.390 --> 00:33:25.740annie Gaudreault: However, people should know this between science being, you know, really, really clear and obviously well supported in peer reviewed between the time that this is done and that it finds himself in medical books 17 years 22100:33:26.100 --> 00:33:38.130annie Gaudreault: Wow 17 years. That's a generation right a generation officiating marketing terms is 20 years yes 17 years so often. 22200:33:38.970 --> 00:33:53.880annie Gaudreault: The mud. The, the, the protocols that are out there are really not effective. That's why I always recommend that people really do their homework to see what are the options out there in terms of healing in terms of, you know, 22300:33:56.070 --> 00:33:58.920annie Gaudreault: Better suited solutions for their health. 22400:34:00.030 --> 00:34:16.710Terry Wildemann: Spot on. So, Annie. Your story is remarkable. You have really influenced I believe many of us in being able to get past what holds us back and I know you have so much so much more to offer. 22500:34:17.670 --> 00:34:18.870Terry Wildemann: People find you. 22600:34:19.920 --> 00:34:30.900annie Gaudreault: Very easy. So you did mention my website that is probably the best way Vive which is V e v.ca for Canada, by the way, for all of the American 22700:34:31.410 --> 00:34:49.530annie Gaudreault: Audience So v.ca and I invite people to just sign in the I have a wonderful guide that people can download and you will see my newsletter and also I am always happy to have a complimentary call with someone so that they can get some Media Strategies to support them. 22800:34:50.250 --> 00:34:55.020Terry Wildemann: Sorry, it is that both in nutrition and and running marathons. 22900:34:55.110 --> 00:34:56.370annie Gaudreault: Haha. Absolutely. 23000:34:56.520 --> 00:34:58.800annie Gaudreault: Absolutely. I love to talk about running 23100:35:00.570 --> 00:35:10.590Terry Wildemann: Well, thank you so much for being here on making the possibilities, you're absolutely delightful guest. And I know that your wisdom will go far and wide with awaken the possibilities. 23200:35:11.250 --> 00:35:23.400Terry Wildemann: Audience and to my dear friend to come in, week after week to listen to our episodes. Thank you so much for being here. We have great guests that are coming down the line. 23300:35:23.910 --> 00:35:30.510Terry Wildemann: And just keep listening and just keep going to the website awaken the possibilities calm. 23400:35:30.900 --> 00:35:39.060Terry Wildemann: And you can see everyone who is on the show from passions. You can see future shows that are upcoming as well as the current show 23500:35:39.540 --> 00:35:50.040Terry Wildemann: So, you can find us at awaken the possibilities calm, as I mentioned, you can also join our Facebook group awaken the possibilities business Hangout and our 23600:35:50.820 --> 00:36:05.400Terry Wildemann: YouTube channel is youtube.com forward slash intuitive leadership. So this has been a blast. 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