Episodes

Ep. 9: Dr. Tamika Henry on developing personal well-being and creating a healthier lifestyle

Look, your body is the framework for success. In order to succeed in your life, jobs, relationships, you need to make sure your well being is developed. Dr. Tamika Henry is a functional medicine physician who is going to be teaching you how to embrace a healthier lifestyle though food, working out, and mindfulness practices. Start living and maxing our your life TODAY with these tips.

What is functional medicine? Check out Dr. Tamika Henry’s website for more information on what a functional medicine practitioner can do for you.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

01:55 – What is the role of a functional medicine physician? What sort of things do they treat?

03:11 – Most physicians treat the symptom but not the root cause. How Dr. Tamika Henry has to play detective in her practice.

04:00 – Mariam asks “What are the top 3 issues affecting Americans?”

05:39 – What is causing all of these issues and illnesses? Dr. Henry has the answer.

08:36 – Mariam’s own journey into functional medicine and how it started changing her health and mood.

10:13 – What foods might be causing inflammation in the body?

14:23 – What is inflammation? And what does look like in the body?

19:30 – “Your inner world will represent your outer world.” Dr. Tamika talks about how mindset and health can affect more than just your inner workings. It can start showing up on the physical side too!

20:48 – Dr. Tamika Henry’s own journey with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and how she overcame it.

25:05 – Mariam asks “Why is the gut important? What is going wrong with our guts?”

29:01 – “Stealth” infections that are in the gut and how Dr. Henry treats them

34:50 – What are some of the herbal remedies used by Dr. Henry in treating gut issues?

38:00 – Mariam asks Dr. Henry what kind of weight issues do patients come in for and what can be done about the stigmas surrounding weight issues.

43:47 – How social media can.be damaging to our health. How to build and keep a supporting community.

49:00 – Dr. Henry’s TOP 3 wellness tips to start your day!

 

Links & Resources

Dr. Tamika Henry’s Website and Instagram

The Bijou Show Instagram and Facebook

Dr Mark Hyman’s new book I’m giving away: Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?

 

Ep.8: Becky of Clean Mama on creating a clean space, getting organized for success, and establishing routines

Becky of Clean Mama chats with Mariam about how a clean home can lead to more fulfillment, inspiration, and success. Decluttering and tidying up can have a major impact on our stamina, health, and mindset. Shift your habits now as Becky teaches us her world renowned cleaning and organizational tips! Put these tips into use and watch as your space transforms before your very eyes.

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{01:35} – Mariam asks “What is the benefit of having a clean home?”

{02:50} – How living in clutter can cause more stress and emotional turbulence

{03:35} – Becky became a cleaning expert after her experience as an art teacher

{07:19} – Having a clean home allows your senses to get stimulated and inspired and why sometimes cleaning can be quite overwhelming

{11:30} – How to get started cleaning your home when you feel so incredibly overwhelmed.

{13:00} – Becky’s special sink scrub: baking soda, essential oils: lemon and clove, dish soap, and natural sink brush

{14:00} – Becky shares her weekly, daily, and monthly cleaning and decluttering routine

{18:23} – Cleaning and sanitizing the bathroom isn’t as hard as you think. How to create more time in your schedule for cleaning.

{22:10} – Why Mariam plays “hotel” to keep herself accountable in her own cleaning routine. How to create your own accountability.

{23:25} – Listener Question: “How do get your family involved in cleaning and organizing?”

{28:00} – Listener Question: “What are your thoughts on the Kon Mari method?”

{31:30} – Listener Question: “If you can’t do the Kon Mari method, what is the best way to get organized?”

{35:00} – Listener Question: “How do you clean your home when you care about the environment and don’t want to use nasty products?”

{37:00} – Listener Question: “How do you deal and delegate shared spaces?”

{39:00} – Listener Question: “Do you have pets? And how do you deal with pet hair?”

 

Links & Resources

Becky’s site with free checklists, recipes, and resources

The BEST essential oils for cleaning: Lemon and Clove

Natural and Damage Free Kitchen Sink Scrubber

Mariam’s Favorite Amazon Organizing Bins

Back Out Cleaner

Automatic Rotating Vacuum Cleaner Robot

 

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Ep. 7: Dr. Scott Symington on breaking free from anxious thoughts and feelings

Have you ever had an anxious thought or feeling? If you’ve not, then there’s a good chance you’re probably not human. If so, send my kindness regards to your species.

Because every human has had anxious thoughts and feelings. We’ve all experience some form of anxiety, fear, depression, and worry. It’s normal. And our everyday lives are filled with stress. But sometimes these feelings get very out of hand. Mood disorders develop and we feel like there’s no way out.

Todays guest, Dr. Scott Symington is a clinical psychologist and the author of Freedom From Anxious Thoughts and Feelings. His book and his 2 screen method has changed lives. Are you ready to change yours?

If you suffer from any anxiety, depression, fear, and worry, then you need to listen to this episode and don’t forget to check out his book! It’s helped me with my own panic attacks.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{03:21} – Mariam asks “Is depression and anxiety an epidemic?”

{04:15} – The theories of what is causing so much depression and anxiety in our society

{08:30} – What is the two screen method and why does it work?

{12:00} – Dr. Scott explains a situation using the 2 screen method

{16:30} – Does the 2 screen method work for those diagnosed with mood disorders?

{18:00} – Mariam gets honest about her panic attacks and what she’s doing to help stop them

{21:05} – What is mindfulness and where on earth did this practice come from?

{35:00} – You are a producer in your own life! How energy works in the 2 screen method

{28:45} – Dr. Scott talks about the BEST mindfulness practices you can start integrating into your life today

{36:00} – Mariam asks “Why are loving actions so important?”

{40:29} – Dr. Scott had anxiety. What his life was like before he became a psychologist.

{43:40} – What Dr. Scott really thinks about social media and how it effects and might cause anxiety and depression

 

Links & Resources

Dr. Symington’s Book: Freedom From Anxious Thoughts and Feelings

Dr. Symington’s Facebook & Twitter

Dr. Symington’s Website

The Bijou Show Instagram

 

Ep. 6: Genevieve St-Cyr on transforming and healing your gut and getting rid of toxic lifestyle choices

Functional medicine health coach, Genevieve St-Cyr talks to me about how gut health can be a big factor in your overall health. Symptoms like acne and bloating can be some of the warning signs of a bad gut. Listen to learn more about how to take care of your gut, heal it, and make sure you’re making the right lifestyle choices to stay healthy and happy.

I was actually very inspired by this episode and at the end (and off record) I told Genevieve: “I think there’s  something wrong with my gut”

And lo and behold, I have a leaky gut! And thanks to this interview, I was able to identify the problem and learn how to treat it!

Don’t forget to sign up for Genevieve’s health summit: https://guttransformationsummit.com/gts/bijoushow

 

Time Stamp Topics & Questions

{03:40} – How many people around the world have gut issues? What are some of the symptoms of having poor gut health?

{05:20} – Why our modern day lifestyles and diets are toxic for our organs.

{08:20} – How antibiotic use is linked to poor gut health.

{09:30} – Genevieve had her own gut issues and here is what she noticed when she had her first symptoms and what she did about it.

{14:15} – It worked for her – How Genevieve was devestated by the whole medical system and started her own health journey and helping others.

{18:00} – The first treatment steps Genevieve uses for all her clients

{20:00} – What is SIBO and what happens in your body when you have it?

{24:50} – Why you have to be careful with herbs and probiotics – and when you should

{27:30} – Foods to avoid if you have suspected gut issues

{31:50} – How stomach acidity can impact gut health and digestion enzymes can help you out (especially if you can’t digest carbs).

{36:00} – Parasites!! Why they are super common and what are some of the symptoms and treatments

{41:40} – Toxic lifestyle choices that aggravate gut health

{44:00} – Why Genevieve started yoga and how it’s impacted her life and health

{48:00} – How to teach your family and children about positive health and lifestyle choices.

 

Links & Resources

Free Fix Your Gut mini-course

Free Exclusive Digestion Series (yoga for digestion)

Genevieve’s Facebook

Genevieve’s Instagram

The Bijou Show Instagram

Recommended Digestive Enzyme’s: Houston Enzymes, TriEnza

 

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Ep. 5: BIJOU SPECIAL – Lieutenant Grayson Kennedy on LIVE PD, being an officer, keeping faith, and community impact through television

In part 2 of the Bijou Show Special, Lieutenant Grayson Kennedy of the Williamson County Sheriffs Office and star of A&E’s hit TV show, LIVE PD, talks to me about how the show has impacted his community, what training to become a law enforcement officer is like, how to help your local agency, and how faith carries him on through his work.

This interview gives a behind the scenes look into what it’s like for law enforcement officers who are being followed by cameras and just how important being transparent is in todays world.

Don’t forget to check out Pt 1 of the Bijou Show special with my interview with Deputy Brandon Schaefer on safety tips!

A big thank you to Sheriff Chody of the Williamson County Sheriffs office for allowing me to interview your wonderful officers and bring out message to the world.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{03: 37} – “How did you get started in law enforcement?”

{04:15} – Mariam asks Grayson what his childhood was like and what inspired him to become an officer

{06:45} –  Physical and mental challenges while you are in the police academy

{09:20} – “Is it true they pepper spray you in the academy?” Tips on how to join the academy if you are interested in law enforcement

{12:00} – There is need for specialized skills in law enforcement agencies. Are you bilingual or have specialized skills agencies could use?

{13:30} – “Is there a need for more women officers in agencies?”

{14:40} – Persistence pays off – why the academy might not be the place for everyone and alternatives for those who are passionate about helping their local agencies

{16:00} – “How did the agency feel about being on LIVE PD?”

{19:30} – How LIVE PD has impacted Grayson’s own community

{23:05} – How does the local community help the agency with leads and tips?

{24:30} – Mariam asks “How has the show impacted your personal life?”

{27:24} – Grayson shares the most memorable calls he’s been to

{29:00} – The biggest challenges and rewards of being a law enforcement officer

{31:31} – How Grayson’s faith plays a role in his daily life and duties

{32:50} = Mariam asks “Have your kids asked you to become a K9 officer yet??”

{34:40} – Grayson’s special message to #livepdnation

 

Links & Resources

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

Lt. Grayson Kennedy Instagram & Twitter

Bijou Show Instagram & Facebook Page

A&E’s LIVE PD Website

Pt. 1 of the Bijou Show Special with Deputy Brandon Schaefer

 

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Ep 4: BIJOU SPECIAL – Deputy Brandon Schaefer on everyday safety tips, avoiding danger, and emergency preparedness

On this very special two part series, I sit down with two outstanding law enforcement officers of the Williamson County Sheriff’s office to inspire YOU and share valuable tips. In part one, I chat with Deputy Brandon Schaefer who is lead instructor and program coordinator of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Self Defense Academy.

Brandon shares a who wealth of information with us today. And if you want to stay safe in the crazy world we live in, you need to listen to this interview.

Everyday there are hundreds of victims: of robberies, murders, rapes, and kidnappings. Deputy Schaefer shares EXACTLY what you need to know and do to NOT be another victim. And as tough as it is, we also talk about what to do in an active shooter situation – how you can defeat the shooter and also protect yourself.

A special thank you to Sheriff Chody for allowing me the pleasure of interviewing Deputy Schaefer. Your support and enthusiasm is much appreciated.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{01: 40} – “How long have you been a law enforcement officer?

{02:40} – The Williamson County Self Defense Academy and what Brandon is teaching children, teens, and adults about self defense.

{04:20} – What is the right age to teach children about stranger danger?

{08:10} – How can parents prepare their children for conversations about crime and danger.

{10:15} – Bullying and social media – it’s following teens everywhere. Deputy Schaefer shares his take on how coping mechanisms need to start early.

{12:30} – Should we be investing our time on our phones and social media? How phones rob us of intuition.

{15:55} – Ultimate social media safety tips you need to know right now

{19:50} – Lions and men share similar characteristics…how not to be stalked and become a victim

{23:00} – Using self awareness to prevent attacks and knowing what kind of body language clues to look for

{30:30} – Brandon gives us the lowdown on preparation and why deterrence is the best form of self defense

{35:00} – How to prepare for active shootings and natural disasters

{42:00} – Everyone has a role in the family and working together to stay safe

 

Links & Resources

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

FEMA

Kubaton Keychain

Pepper Spray

 

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Ep. 3: Ken Coleman on finding your passion and dream job, creating a stand out resume, and nailing that next interview

On this very special episode of The Bijou Show, I am joined by Ken Coleman of Ramsey Solutions and the host of the ever popular call in show: The Ken Coleman Show.

Now this isn’t your average episode. I didn’t get my team to call his team and get together. Oh no.

One day I was sitting on my couch – crying. I cried because I felt lost in my own career track. No employer wanted me because I was always taking off for doctors appointments because of my poor health and disability. My dreams of becoming an entrepreneur were shattered. A while back a professor of mine told me I would never get anywhere or make any money as a business owner.

Basically, I was devastated and I picked up the phone and called into Ken’s NATIONAL radio show to ask him for advice.

We started talking and next thing you know, he’s telling me he’s going to be ON MY PODCAST.

A few weeks later I interview him. Then he asks me to come onto HIS SHOW.

Chaos ensued. Just kidding – but it was a crazy ride and you can listen to me interview Ken above.

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT ME ON HIS SHOW – CLICK HERE

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{02:10} – Why Ken challenged Mariam to follow through with starting The Bijou Show and how he put a fire under her.

{03:35} – How Ken got started in broadcasting and creating the Ken Coleman Show

{06:50} – Your “dream job” may not be exactly what you are skilled at – but it can lead to it

{09:00) – Mariam’s journey in finding her sweet spot and dream career

{10:06} – Ken chats about how parents pressure their kids when it comes to jobs and what to do instead

{14:00} – Is now the best time to find jobs? How do you do it?

{18:00} – How do we find our dream jobs and sweet spots?

{27:00} – Giving God some room to work for you and finding your true purpose

{29:00} – How to nail that resume and interviewing process + 3 freebies ken is giving away

 

Links & Resources

Ken’s Resume & Interview Guide

Mariam’s Interview on The Ken Coleman Show

Ken’s Book: The Proximity Principle

Ken’s Website & Instagram

The Bijou Show Instagram

 

 

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Ep 2: Dr. Iyabo Ojikutu on finding permanent happiness and changing the world with your gifts

Welcome to episode 2 of The Bijou Show! Thank you so much for listening. This interview was really close to my heart. I personally felt like I was a part of a sisterhood with Iyabo and the things she has to share with us today are magical and life changing. Today pediatrician and author of Permanent Happiness, Iyabo shares with us how to find true happiness, what parents should do to help their children live happy lives, and how to change the world using YOUR God given gifts and talents.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{00:46} – What does true happiness mean?

{01:25} – How does a pediatrician start writing about happiness and peace

{04:30} – Iyabo shares her experience growing up in Nigeria and what her parents did to shape her today

{07:35} – Mariam asks: “What are some things parents can do to raise happy children?”

{09:32} – How can people create and also find their own true happiness and peace?

{12:30} – Working on your physical self and spiritual self and what that means

{15:14} – Mariam shares what she does to grow her spiritual self

{16:35} – How to nourish your body for happiness and true peace

{20:06} – Mariam asks Iyabo “What is your opinion on social media? Does it add to or take away happiness?” Iyabo chats about depression and suicide rates among children and teens who use social media

{23:02} – Step 2 of Iyabo’s 3 plan: how to nourishing your self to then nourish others

{25:23} – You get 3 choices: Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer. Iyabo and Mariam share their takes on parents who restrict their children in job choices.

{29:15} – How we can use our gifts to change the world and influence others.

{32:40} – Will constantly giving actually help you get back? How to find what you are good at and use those gifts to give and receive

{38:29} – How Iyabo structures her day to include happiness, nourishment, and gratitude at all times

{43:23} – What can happiness do to us and our bodies one we find it?

 

Links & Resources

Dr. Iyabo’s website and Instagram

Iyabo’s book: Permanent Happiness: the only way to find peace, joy, and your life given purpose

Daily Journal

Mariam’s favorite water bottle (helps her drink more water each day)

 

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Ep 1: Ocean Robbins on reversing disease with food and living a toxic free life

Welcome to the very first episode of the Bijou Show! Today I’m interviewing Ocean Robbins, founder of the Food Revolution Network and also the author of 31 Day Food Revolution. His father and him have helped thousands of people make healthier food and lifestyle choices. His father walked away from the Baskin Robbins ice cream fortune and now they’re both sharing wonderful tips and tricks on whole foods plant based diets and what toxic free living is all about.

 

Timestamp Topics & Questions

{00:45} – Ocean talks about which dietary pattern is most beneficial for reversing and preventing disease

{3:35} – Mariam asks Ocean “What is a plant based diet exactly?”

{6:20} – “There’s not a whole lot of actual food at McDonalds”

{7:30} – Mariam asks “What are where are Blue Zones?”

{9:00} – Reversal of heart disease using four steps

{13:35} – Our modern day lifestyle does not leave any room for health, Mariam asks “What are the ways we can change this?”

{20:20} – How to start incorporating more plants into your diet

{26:47 } – How did the heir of the Baskin Robbins fortunate leave the path paved with gold and ice cream to talk about food and wellness

{30:36} – Can people eat healthy on a budget in today’s world?

{38:00} – Are probiotics actually helpful?

{40:15} – How to get kids involved in food choices and meal planning

{46:30} – Mariam asks “How can we start helping others once we have seen results and have been on our own health awakenings?”

 

Links & Resources

Here are some of the links and resources mentioned in the episode. This section may contain affiliate links.

31 Day Food Revolution Book: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World

Whole Life Club

Ocean Robbin’s Website & Instagram

Diet for a New America: 25th Anniversary Edition: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth by John Robbins

 

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