#87 The Top Tips for Optimal Sleep, Emotionally Focused Therapy, The Benefits of Lunch and Protein

Jul 06, 2019

By Valerie Massie

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Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 6 and 7, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the top tips for optimal sleep with Joel Thuna, emotionally focused therapy with Carlyle Jansen, the benefits of lunch with Naomi Bussin and protein with Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

Top Tips For Optimal Sleep

  • The importance of sleep
  • What happens if you don’t sleep?
  • REM and SWS
  • Dream state and brain health
  • How much sleep do we need?
  • Sleep debt
  • Your sleep space
  • Exercise
  • Scheduling your sleep
  • “Tuning out”
  • Stimulants
  • Supplements – herbal teas and essential oils
  • Melatonin

Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • What is emotionally focused therapy?
  • Emotional connections
  • Self-Awareness
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Emotional responsiveness
  • Engagement
  • Primary responses
  • Mal-adaptive responses
  • Instrumental responses
  • The EFT process
  • Emotions aren’t irrational
  • Hold Me Tight
  • Attached

The Benefits of Lunch

  • Why is lunch underrated?
  • The importance of lunch
  • Sad desk lunch
  • Lunch mistakes
  • Modern Lunch
  • Lunch clubs


  • Why do we need protein?
  • Protein for building muscle
  • What are good protein sources?
  • Plant based proteins
  • What is the healthiest protein?
  • Are we getting enough protein in our diet?
  • Protein powders

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read Joel’s article on the top tips for great sleep in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Carlyle’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To read Naomi’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

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