20. Work Mama Life & Beating Burnout with Dr Ali Young

Filly is joined by Dr Ali Young on today’s podcast episode. I’m a big fan of Dr Ali’s work, and how she is championing working mums and mums running health businesses. Plus, I think she is just an awesome and sparkly human being in general! We have SOOOO many things in common, right down to our own body burnout stories, old dysfunctional patterns that led to burnout, how we went about healing our bodies, and why we now do what we do. I know you’re going to love this convo!


About Dr Ali Young


Dr Ali is a Health & Business Strategist for Working Mums owning health practices. After 20 years in practice, authoring her book Work.Mama.Life, and recovering through her own burnout journey, she is determined to support working mums in the healthcare space to show up for themselves first...and then to create meaningful connections & profitable businesses. 


In today’s episode, Dr Ali talks to Filly about:


  • Dr Ali shares her own body burnout story - juggling a thriving practice, giving birth to two kids within less than two years, a couple of international moves to support her husband’s career, and how her body eventually screamed out with fatigue, nerve pain, and unexplained rapid 10kg weight gain.
  • We chat about how Dr Ali recovered from body burnout, including working with an integrative doctor and doing stool testing, parasite cleansing and DNA testing to support lifestyle choices and detoxing.
  • We dive into the reason why Dr Ali developed body burnout in the first place. Yes it was a bucketload of doing “all the things”, and poor lifestyle choices (lots of coffee, wine and high intensity exercise), but deeper than that was the subconscious belief that she needed to be everything for everyone.
  • Next up, we move into Dr Ali’s book, Work. Mama. Life., which looks at how mothers can balance work, motherhood and life, by breaking patriarchal norms and expectations, nourishing the body with good food, movement, sleep, connection and calm, and how to align your beliefs and values to live a beautiful and guilt-free life, that doesn’t drain your cup.
  • Dr Ali also shares why she transitioned into business coaching for mums owning health businesses. We chat about how common burnout is in health practitioners, and the irony of it, and why there is a gap in the market to support working mums in healthcare (this is where Dr Ali steps in and shines her magic!). 
  • Finally Dr Ali gives us a glimpse into a day in the life of a mum in business, and how she prevents burnout, and easy first steps to take to climb out of the spiral of body burnout.


Show Note Links: 


Grab Dr Ali’s book Work.Mama.Life here


Download Dr Ali’s FREE Reclaim Your Mama Time audit


Join Dr Ali’s FREE FaceBook Group for Health Business Mama’s here


Connect with Dr Ali on Instagram here


Connect with Dr Ali on LinkedIn here


Take Chris & Filly’s Ending Body Burnout Assessment here


Check out how you can work with Chris & Filly Functional Medicine here

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