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"Physical Health & the Impact on Mental Well-being" with Jocelyn Pepe


Everyone knows the pandemic had a massive impact on our physical and mental health. This week's guest has insight on how we can help ourselves get back on track. Jocelyn Pepe joins Christie Mann to talk about paying attention to our physical health and how physical health affects our mental well-being. She also shares some techniques everyone can use to help make taking care of their physical and mental health easier. She also has a special message about teens and what they really need right now.

In This Episode:

  • Why teens may need extra support with their mental health

  • Postpartum depression

  • The importance of sleep

  • The time when we can get the most restful sleep

  • Being as alive as you want to be

  • Ultradian rhythms

  • Circadian rhythms

  • Organizing her week to help reduce anxiety

  • Working with your menstrual cycle

  • Foods that are good for cognitive function

  • Gut health

  • Off-the-plate nutrition

  • Temperature modulation

  • Supporting employees in a holistic way

Quotations to Share:

“I noticed that when I was a teen is when my mental health struggles started, and it was with the onset of hormones.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“Postpartum depression is really real for a lot of women.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“There are waves in our lifetime where our mental health can be, can be strong or mental health can be really taxed.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“When I think about mental health, I really feel like we all, as humans, have a brain, and we all have thoughts, and it's what we do with those thoughts that really impacts our well-being. And so, from my own experience, the anxiety was created by my own inner dialogue.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“Sleep is such a huge, important part of taking care of ourselves. There are so many important functions that happen with sleep.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“Our most restful sleep is between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“Back-to-back meetings are not serving creative, innovative work.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“Nutrition is how we fuel our bodies.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“As a registered health coach. I really believe that nutrition is individual to each person.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“Having a clean workspace or a clean sanctuary that really calms my nervous system has impacted my mental health in that way.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“We know right now that the cost of presenteeism is, is extremely high for organizations, and that's employees who are. But not contributing at their highest potential because they're not well, or they can't take care of themselves, or there's too much stress.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“This can be playful. So taking care of our mental well-being doesn't have to be scary. It doesn't have to be regimented.” ~Jocelyn Pepe

“This pandemic has been a mental health crisis for teenagers.” ~Jocelyn Pepe


Jocelyn is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a Registered Health Coach (RHCTM), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and a member of the Health Coach Alliance.

As a global facilitator, Jocelyn has co-created profound change in organizations and been witness to the change that is created when employees are provided with the right tools, resources, and support.

By partnering with groups and individuals in a journey of self-awareness and self-reflection around their habits and well-being, employees at all levels develop healthier minds, bodies, and souls. This enables everyone to truly thrive, building stronger relationships with themselves, their co-workers, and their clients. The result is a thriving, healthy workforce who are highly engaged and resourced to produce and innovate.

As a mother of three, Jocelyn has felt the impact of being highly engaged in her career and yet out of alignment in her overall health and wellbeing, leading to total burnout.

Jocelyn is fiercely committed to every individual realizing the benefits of having their physical, mental, and social well-being aligned to thrive personally and professionally.

About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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