All posts by robyne hemingway

Episode 95: How Your Daily Rituals, Habits & Routines Define You

Ep 95: How Your Daily Rituals, Habits & Routines Define You. Today we visit the importance of these three actions. Do you know what your rituals are? Do you know what your habits are? Do you know what your routines do?

It is important to look at what you want to change and what you might need to change. Do you have any rituals that are motivated by intense levels of passion? If not, then perhaps you might want to change that aspect of your life. Also, it can take as long as 20 years for the negative particles from the negative habits to show up in ways that you can see them. But, maybe those daily habits are showing already. Take a moment or two and think about what you want to change or who you want to become and think about how you can change.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingways Heart.

Thank you for caring about you!

Episode 94: How To Master Stress Through RomWod & Yoga

Ep 94: How to Master Stress Through Romwod & Yoga

Today’s episode encourages everyone to incorporate stretching into their everyday lives… for many reasons; 1. Prevention of Injuries, 2. Relaxation, 3. Stress Reduction, 4. Strength improvement and enhancement.

It is most important to Master your Stress

We talk about the ability to customize the amount of time you have in order to fit it in everyday. is a website that offers daily stretching workouts and it also has over 600 stretching workouts available. This allows you to customize which muscles you want to stretch and how much time you can dedicate on any given day.  We mention free trial period without any long term commitments. We also mention yoga and that you can participate for free on

We all know that stress is bad for us and we know that working out is good for us, but we often put it off. My hope is that today’s podcast inspires you to add stretching into your everyday life.

I also go over my observations with my recent 21 day challenge with intermittent fasting.

Thank you for listening. My name is Robyne Hemingway

Episode 93: Be Ready On Race Day – An Interview with Denny Krahe

Ep: 93  How to be Ready on Race Day-an Interview  with Denny Krahe also known as Diz or is a running coach, personal trainer, podcaster, writer, husband and father and so much more. He openly talks about running answering many questions about his on line coaching approach, his new book ” Be Ready On Race Day” designed for anyone wanting to be ready but may not have the funds to hire a personal running coach.  Denny is very gracious with his time and allows me to dig into his very close relationship with running, his thoughts on running and what his life might be like without it. Denny interviews runners twice a week and offers a third episode with Q& A for anyone who is interested in his advice about life and life with running on his podcast. His favorite fruit sweet cherries. His favorite or most eaten vegetable is broccoli and his favorite drink is milk.

Whether you are a runner or a wannabe runner or none of the above, I hope you take a listen and enjoy two fellow podcasters chatting it up.

for Denny’s book click here

My name is Robyne Hemingway

Thank you for caring about the quality of your life 🙂

Episode 92: How to Combat Worry

Ep 92: How to combat Worry

Today, I give you and update on my 21 day challenge with intermittent fasting and the importance of measuring your body fat percentage. Then I go over different types of worry and how to combat them. First it is important to write down what you worry about, then decide if your worries are rational or irrational. Then see what you can do about each topic. Can you break them down into smaller chunks? If so, once you break each one down, see about possible solutions. Like getting a second job if you need more money and reducing your spending habits and or eliminating financial expenses that you do not need.

After we explore worry and what to do, I re-visit the Vision Board. I give you a brief explanation on how to create one and what you put on it. I think that vision boards are essential whenever we are wanting more joy, more love, more security, more safety, more compassion and so forth.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.


Episode 91 Starting a 21 day Challenge

Ep 91:     21 Day Challenge-Intermittent Fasting

Today’s podcast is a heart to heart carrot soup mix up of my recommendations with inspiring podcasts, documentaries and books & Twenty-One Day Challenge-That list includes

PODCASTS—1.The New Normal Podcast, 2. Fasting Talk with Jimmy Moore & Jason Fung, 3.  Rich Roll, 4. Our Hen House, 5. Food For Thought, 6. The Bearded Vegans, 7. Go Vegan Radio, 8. Main Street Vegan, 9. Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger, 10. No Meat Athlete, 10.WTF with Marc Maron, 11. Operation Move, 12. Design Matters, 13. The Tim Ferris Show, and 14. Tara Brach.

Documentaries—-1. What The Health Film, 2. Forks Over Knives, 3. Food Inc., 4. Food Matters, 5. In Defense of Food, 6. Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, 7. Cowspiracy, 8. Super Size Me, 9. Sicko

Books— 1. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, 2. The Gerson Therapy by Charlotte Gerson, 3. The Food Babe Way, 4. The Meat Racket  by Christopher Leonard, 5. The Chain by Ted Genoways, 6. The Food Revolution by John Robbins, 7. The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler, 8. The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, 9. The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, 10. The 80/10/10 Diet by Douglas Graham.


After I mention some of the above, I go into my 21 day challenge with Intermittent Fasting. I will drink water and some black coffee until 6pm each day for 21 days. And after I finish these 21 days, I may extend it to 30 days. But the challenge for me is to not eat or drink calories, just because its time to eat and or because I like eating. I am wanting to test my level of commitment and discipline. I encourage you to listen to episode in exploring intermittent fasting to see why I am so curious. Also, it’s like anything we want, we have to be willing to make sacrifices for the desired results.

Next, I go into how you can get what you want by making a contract with yourself.  After I complete or do X, then I get Y.” This will help you be successful with any endeavour.  You will choose what you want, look at your feelings, thoughts and fears around that desire. Then you will create a contract that allows you to reward yourself once you accomplish your desired goal.

Thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart, my name is Robyne Hemingway.



Episode 90: 16 Steps To Comprehensive Fitness

Ep 90: 16 Areas to For Complete Fitness

Today’s episode will deliver 16 areas to incorporate into your life for comprehensive fitness.

  1. Endurance-continuous improvement-run-walk-hike-swim-yoga-jump rope-weights-body weight
  2. Abdominal Fat-keep at a minimal
  3. Hip Fat-keep at a minimal
  4. Stretch daily-via yoga or other-continue to track micro improvements
  5. Strength Increase-weights and body weight (track)
  6. Food-Organic, whole, unrefined, 60 % raw, plant-based
  7. Movements- Fast-intervals
  8. Movements- Long-moderate
  9. Water-maintain clean water intake-start day with 32 ounces
  10. Meditation-minimum goal 20 minutes-concentrate on breathing
  11. Poetry-Read out loud positive poems-calming-regulates heart rhythm
  12. Cross Fitness: Continue to change routines-workouts-methods
  13. Study all areas of fitness- “always” learn and practice and open mind.
  14. Sleep-have a schedule-mindful of sleeping posture-eliminate noise and light-quality bed-pillow
  15. Recovery-rest-alternate light-medium-heavy workouts-know what is needed
  16. Seek masters-gurus-teachers and people who you can learn from

My name is Robyne Hemingway

and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Episode 89: How to Master The Grip of Expectations

Ep 89: How to Master the Grip of Expectations

Today’s Episode is about Expectations: Yours and Other peoples.  We go into three main categories but only to shed light on what I mean. Expectations whether low or high….. yours or others can determine the quality of your life and the outcomes.

The gist: If you want a different life, examine your expectations.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.


Episode 88: How and Where To Focus Is Key

Ep 88: How and Where to Focus is Key

Today’s podcast is about where you focus is key for accomplishing anything you want to accomplish. It is also about writing the steps down and following through.

Before we get started, I go over some of my personal experiences with intermittent fasting and my thoughts so far. If you have not listened to Episode 86 check it out soon.

We also talk about the 4 basic needs along with the 3 forces.

In the end, feeling good about life is often a result of your circumstances but it can also be about how you frame those events and situations. How you think about them is going to create the emotions you experience.

I also mention Dr. Jason Fung’s books again The Obesity Code and The Complete Guide to Fasting which I recommend listening to on and I also mention the documentary being released March 16th, 2017 What The Health by Kip Anderson. I surely hope you guys watch it and are empowered to make changes if you need to and share the movie with others.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Thank You!

Episode 87: A Runner’s Journey with Sarah Canney

Ep 87: A Runner’s Journey with Sarah Canney

Today’s Podcast is about Sarah Canney’s Journey. She is a runner, a mom, a wife, a writer, a blogger, an entrepreneur and a coach.  We take a walk through her past and her present with her relationship with running and food. Sarah is very real, open and honest. She shares her 9 year battle with anorexia and bulimia.  She talks about the pivotal moments that allow her to end those inter negative thoughts that rooted in shame and low self worth. Today, Sarah writes for Women’s Running Magazine and on her blog Sarah continues to help others as a running coach and by sharing words of wisdom most days. You can join her and 9 others each year by going to her running retreat. Currently, the retreat is offered once a year. Check out  Sarah also sells inspirational clothing on her website that is accessible on runfargirl or runfargear

Some of the highlights of today’s episode were self respect, self love, redefining your narrative, losing the hold that shame can and often does have and most importantly that “We are not defined by how we look”.

I encourage you to check out Sarah Canney’s blog and if you are thinking about taking up running please reach out to Sarah via her website Sarah is very accessible.

Until next time, take care and always follow your heart. My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Episode 86: Exploring Intermittent Fasting & Weight Loss


Ep 86: Intermittent Fasting Explored & Weight Loss

Today’s episode explores intermittent fasting.  This podcast is really designed for someone who has no idea what intermittent fasting is. So, before I get started let me state that like most people, I have thought of fasting as odd, or weird or even dangerous.  I had not learned about fasting in any of my formal educational setting. If I did, I must of blocked it out or rejected it.

Sure, I had heard of fasting for religious and or spiritual reasonings in that fasting was a way to heighten spirituality or honor God or something like that. But, I honestly do not recall learning about fasting in regards to health and longevity or possibly curing a disease. At least not in any formal academic setting.

In about 1978, I started to explore diets and food and what was the right way of eating for optimal athletic performance. I was in on the basketball and swim team in highschool and for some odd reason, I wanted to be healthy.

I remember reading about the Pritikin diet and I continued to read about food and how one should eat for optimum health, however reading and learning and knowing does not always get absorbed into action.

I do believe that I focused on eating more vegetables from all the reading and I tried to make better nutritional decisions, but when we are young we tend to believe on some level that we are invincible and this often made me think that eating cakes and cookies would somehow be offset by the broccoli and zucchini. And maybe there is some truth to that, but I do not recall learning or even reading any information that mentioned to abstain from food was a good thing. It was then that anorexia and other eating disorders were on a rise and fasting was not a “thing”. At least not to my knowledge. And back then, there was no internet or social media letting you know what was trending. And television was only 5 or so stations. Wow! That makes me sound old. 

So, what is intermittent fasting and how does it work? Intermittent fasting is not a diet, but a schedule. It is designed to help people burn fat and regulate their insulin. I would like you to read The Complete Guide to Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung and The Obesity Code also by Dr.Jason Fung to hear his complete opinion on the subject, but for now I will give you a little bit of what Dr. Fung and others have been saying for awhile.

Apparently, the hormone insulin can make us fat even if the calories in are not that much. So, the idea is by not eating for 16, 18, 24, 36 and even 48 hours your body will start to burn fat instead of glucose. The way Dr. Fung explains it is that we have two storage systems one holds the food that you have eaten and the other holds your fat stores. If you want to burn your fat stores, you need to deplete your food stores.

And apparently, there are a lot of people sharing that they have had incredible success with intermittent fasting. In fact, Dr. Fung has been able to reverse type 2 diabetes with intermittent and traditional fasting. If I have peaked your interest but you are not sure you are reading to buy his books, then check him out on youtube. Also, check out everyone sharing their intermittent fasting stories, it is quite fascinating. What I have come to learn is that 36 hours once or twice or three times a week shows great fat burning results. What this means is that you would eat say dinner at 6pm on Monday and not eat again until lunch on noon on Wednesday. Of course you would drink lots of water and learn what is to be expected.What Dr. Fung says, is to use common sense, if you feel sick eat, if you feel hungry drink water or tea.

So, I must tell you that my training in Chinese Medicine says to eat to nourish the body and that going without eating is not good. But, I have been reading about fasting and intermittent fasting for about 2 or 3 years and it has me curious. Mostly because I have seen where people lose weight and gain it back over and over again and this style of eating may in deed be a reset if you will.

I am not sure that I can get on board with everything that Dr. Fung says, but I am curious. And I do not want to let my training prevent me from continued learning. If I have learned anything at all, one must explore that what one does not know.

The one thing that really peaked my interest few years ago, was how the body went into a healing machine on long term fasts. That made me really curious. Of course, during my research, I learning about deaths from long term fasting. I now understand why, they did not listen to their body and if a person does not have fat reserves, fasting can be very dangerous.  Most of these people who died were fasting into and more than 40 days.

So, like anything, before you try it, learn everything you can. Before you reject it, learn everything you can.  So, if fasting is so great how come it’s not all over the news? Well, for one how does someone make money selling to abstain from food? And then, how can we people open their minds to even consider it, when eating healthy food seems like the right answer. Right?

And perhaps it is, but if we go back and look at what we ate in the 50s, we were not eating better, but we had less obesity and less type 2 diabetes and less heart attacks and less or everything. So, what I want to encourage you to do, is explore this topic on your own. See what you think. You do not have to change your diet, you just change when you would eat and if you want to only try it once a week, that might be enough to lose those unwanted 10 pounds or it might be a way to take back your control over food.

That’s what I have for you today, I hope you check out

Dr. Jason Fung’s Books

Until next time, take care

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart