DD #17: How to Take Care of Yourself While Living the Laptop Lifestyle
With her background in international relations and foreign policy, Ingrid Vaicius shares how she turned her lifelong passion of health and wellness into a business, after finding herself burned out and stressed. Now she is a certified wellness expert, health coach and speaker who advises women in public service how to be active and successful leaders.
Ingrid dares daily to go for whatever it is that gives her pause or scares her. It could be giving herself time to rest and relax or alternatively, getting out of her comfort zone and challenging herself.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
- Ingrid turned her lifelong interest in health, wellness and healthy cooking into a business
- Health and wellness is more than eating whole foods and exercising. It’s also about adequate sleep, less stress and being mindful
- The biggest challenge for women who travel a lot
- Why caffeine and alcohol can make you feel worse
- What your non-negotiables are for each day
- How mindful transitions can be a game changer in moving throughout the day
- Determining the source of insomnia
Ingrid is a wealth of knowledge for her clients, giving them tips and tricks on how to feel amazing while traveling and how to combat insomnia.
This podcast is for women who are in high stress jobs and often feel the physical repercussions of traveling and having demanding work.
Ingrid Vaicius, is a certified bilingual (English + Spanish) wellness expert, health coach and speaker. She regularly advises women in public service and leadership positions helping them make health and wellness a priority so that they can be effective and successful leaders.
Known for her practical and honest style, Ingrid helps her clients avoid burnout and find easy and realistic ways to take care of themselves so they have the stamina necessary for lasting impact. She has worked with Arlington County Government, The Urban Land Institute, Sweetgreen, the VA Women’s Business Conference, The National Association of Professional Women and more.
Ingrid has studied health and wellness in various modalities for 15 years, including studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY. She grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and got her Bachelors and Masters Degree from American University. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and is also the owner of bākt by Ingrid – a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free cookie company.