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Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Memoir, Nature, Non Fiction, Self-help

Apr 24: Blazing a Trail to Self-Love with Sydney Williams

Hiking Your Feelings

Hiking Your Feelings with author Sydney Williams

Unpack your trauma with wellness and wilderness enthusiast Sydney Williams, who went from eating and drinking away her feelings, to learning to embrace new possibilities while reclaiming her body, mind, and spirit.

But what if hiking isn’t your thing? Sydney explains in today’s conversation what she means by this and how you can adapt to suit your likes and lifestyle.

We discuss Sydney’s journey from a decade of heartache, self-loathing, anxiety, and stifled trauma to finding self-love and healing. Overcoming blame and shame. Finding healthy coping mechanisms. And the healing power of nature rural and urban.

Meet Sydney Williams

Sydney Williams is the founder of Hiking My Feelings, a nonprofit dedicated to the healing power of nature. Her 15-year career in corporate communications included everything from working with Fortune 500 brands, to educating the public about the importance of stewardship and equitable access to recreational opportunities. Sydney has been featured in Huff Post, Psychology Today, U.S. News & World Report, and on the SXSW stage. A certified Wilderness First Responder, Sydney is an instructor at the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, an instructor at the Field Institute at Sequoia National Park, and a founding member of the Outdoorist Oath. Sydney Williams has been nominated for Woman of the Year by San Diego Magazine and Hiking Your Feelings: Blazing a Trail to Self-Love is her debut book.

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Health & Wellness, Psychology, Science, Self-help

Feb 07: The Busy Brain Cure with Dr Romie Mushtaq

Stuck on the work, sleep, work cycle? Dr Romie’s 8 week plan to find focus, tame anxiety, & sleep again.

The Busy Brain Cure with author Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Many of us wear stress as a badge of honor, but the reality is that chronic stress kills. Just ask Dr. Romie Mushtaq who suffered major career burnout, while simultaneously undergoing life-saving surgery.

As a brain doctor, she says she should have known better. But her wake-up call set Dr. Romie on a global journey to research and heal the negative impacts of stress responses on our brains, bodies, and teams. The Busy Brain Cure: The Eight Week Plan to Find Focus, Tame Anxiety, & Sleep Again takes an integrated approach to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and live with zest.

Learn why you should ditch diets, forget cleanses, and occasionally embrace certain comfort foods to combat stress. We discuss how to overcome the stimulant-sedative cycle, reduce dependence on caffeine by day and sleep aids at night. And Dr. Romie shares how to heal the root cause of ADHD, anxiety, and insomnia without addictive medications.

About Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker, and the founder of brainSHIFT. She combines over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to deliver programs and create cultural change. Dr. Romie currently speaks and consults for Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. She is also the Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) for Great Wolf Lodge. And was formerly the CWO for Evolution Hospitality, where she scaled a mindfulness & wellness program for over 7,000 employees. Her expertise is featured in the national media, such as NPR, NBC, TED talks, and Forbes. Find the cure for your busy brain at

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development

Jan 03: Make 2024 A Change Your Life Year … in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Dr. Richard Dixey’s Rx for gaining clarity, expanding creativity, reducing stress

Three Minutes a Day with author Richard Dixey

Yes, it’s really possible, says scientist Richard Dixey to transform your life by incorporating his short, valuable practice into everyday life.

Dr. Richard Dixey explains how just three minutes of your time can turn your life around. He shares a direct path to gain clarity of mind, relieve stress, calm anxiety, sharpen thinking, improve concentration, and enhance creativity.

And his practice can be followed from anywhere, anytime, no matter how busy you are.

About Dr. Richard Dixey

Richard Dixey, PhD, is a scientist and lifelong student of Asian philosophy. He runs the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation in India with his wife Wangmo, the eldest daughter of Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. He is a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, and divides his time between California and India. His new book, Three Minutes a Day: A 14 Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

The Food-Mood Connection with Mary Beth Albright

 Eat & Flourish: How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being

Podcast with Mary Beth Albright

Drawing on the most recent science, food expert Mary Beth Albright shares how food has the power to nourish your mind and support emotional wellness. Eat & Flourish is not a diet book. It’s a whole system, whole living explanation of how nutrition, environment, psychology, biology — and even pleasure — work together to alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress.

Mary Beth redefines emotional eating and discusses the food-mood connection. The power of the gut microbiome. And the importance of understanding your gut-brain connection.

About Mary Beth Albright

Mary Beth Albright began her research while working at the Surgeon General’s office, with Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. She’s now a correspondent and editor at The Washington Post, writing for Health/Science, Food, Travel, and Book World (as she says – the things that make life good). She’s also a public health attorney with two award-winning video series, including Secret Table and Teach Dave to Cook.  Her latest book, Eat & Flourish: How Food Supports Emotional Well-being.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

Help for Sensitive People in Today’s Turbulent World with Dr. Judith Orloff

Dr Judith Orloff Empath's Survival GuideThe Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies

If you find yourself turning off the news, avoiding certain people, or declining events simply because you can’t cope with one more thing, Dr. Judith Orloff gets you.

Speaking personally as a high-empath, and professionally as a licensed psychiatrist, Dr. Orloff feels your pain and understands firsthand how being sensitive can lead to anxiety, stress, and feelings of being overwhelmed.

Today we share how to tell what kind of empath you are and what that means. Dr. Orloff highlights the different experiences between introvert and extrovert empaths. We discuss the neuroscience behind empaths that  shows why some people feel things more than others. How to rise above self-medication (think, food, alchohol, and other substances}. And we share easy solutions to help combat toxic energy.

About Judith Orloff, MD

Dr Judith Orloff is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath. A psychiatrist in private practice, and a member of the psychiatric clinical faculty at UCLA where she specializes in treating highly sensitive people and empaths, Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times.

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Career, Creativity, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Professional Development

Jul 26: How Tiny Changes Can Recreate Your Life with Sam Bennett. Dump Your Inner Critic with Mark Coleman

Live a Better, More Fulfilling Life Based on Who You Really Are & Finally Get What You Really Want

Podcast Sam Bennett with How Little Changes Can Make A Big Difference. Mark Coleman with How Mindfulness Can Free You From Your Inner Critic

Our guest experts share timeless advice to help move you towards a better, more authentic life, & accomplish things that are important to you. *

Sam Bennett found herself distressed and depressed 20-some years ago. She’d lost her mojo, and none of the tools or advice shared by well-meaning friends helped her find it – that is until she cherry-picked the best ideas and adapted them to suit her own dreams.

Sam shares 66 of her tools in Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists.

What does your inner critic sound like? What does it say to you? How does it make you feel? And most importantly, how do you allow it to control your life and define who you are?

Mark Coleman offers great practical advice, to help stop the negative chatter that’s holding you back, in Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic.

About Sam Bennett & Mark Coleman

Sam Bennett created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.

Mark Coleman is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide.

*Note: Events mentioned during this podcast were valid only during dates stated in original broadcast.
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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

May 17: How to Rekindle Your Child’s Motivation with Dr. Ellen Braaten

Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less

Bright Kids with author Dr. Ellen Braaten

If you’re confused by a child in your life who has lost interest in things they once enjoyed and doesn’t seem to care about anything, you’re not alone. In today’s post-pandemic world, we’re seeing children and adults struggle to regain the motivation they once had. This is particularly challenging for anyone with learning differences, as they try to catch up.

From Dr. Ellen Braaten’s new book, Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less: How to Rekindle Your Child’s Motivation, we discuss how stress and anxiety can play into this. Why ADHD is more common than you may think. How a formula that Dr. Braaten terms the Parenting App can help focus recovery. How to meet your child exactly where they are today. And how to find more help if you need it.

About Dr. Ellen Braaten

Ellen Braaten, PhD, is widely recognized for her expertise in pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attentional disorders. Dr. Braaten is Executive Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and Visiting Professor at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She has been affiliated with MGH and HMS since 1998.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

May 10: Free Your Mind of Angst & Live Worry-Free

Emotional Freedom through Deliberate Thinking with Thomas Sterner

Podcast with Thomas Sterner, Author of It’s Just a Thought

We hear a lot about being mindful, living mindfully, and being present. But what does that really mean? And what’s the different between “being mindful” and “thinking vs being thought”?

Thomas Sterner has devoted much of his career to helping people understand that we’re more than the thoughts that run through our head … especially in today’s digital world where we’re exposed to constant messaging that tells us we’re not doing enough, we don’t have enough, we’re not being enough.

Sterner tells us how to connect to the essence of who we truly are. How to deprogram ourselves from patterns not serving us. And we explore how our conscious vs subconscious minds interact.

About Thomas M. Sterner

Thomas Sterner is an expert in Present Moment Functioning, PMF™ and the founder and CEO of the Practicing Mind Institute. He works with high-performance industry groups and individuals, including athletes, coaches, and CEOs. The author of The Practicing Mind and Fully Engaged, Tom’s new book is It’s Just A Thought: Emotional Freedom through Deliberate Thinking.

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Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

Apr 12: Heal Your Ancestral Roots – Release the Family Patterns That Hold You Back

Anuradha Dayal-Gulati Shares How to Get Unstuck & Live the Life You Want

Heal Your Ancestral Roots with author Anuradha Dayal-Gulati

If you’re feeling stuck in life, and the same problems keep showing up in your professional, personal, and love life, it could mean your ancestral energy is blocking you.

Anuradha Dayal-Gulati says examining your family energy field allows you to identify the changes you need to live the life you truly want.

In Heal Your Ancestral Roots Anu shares how and why why coming home to family roots can free us of anxiety and limiting beliefs. How learning about Family Constellations can help identify transgenerational patterns. What the 4 Pillars are. And how the Vedic ritual of Tarpanam and Flower Essences can help us grow.

About Anuradha Dayal-Gulati

Anuradha (Anu) Dayal-Gulati is a certified energy practitioner specializing in ancestral and emotional healing. Anu came to the US to earn her Ph.D. in economics. After15 years in finance and academia, she left to help people create the life they want. Her training in ancestral healing work helps individuals release the past and reclaim their power.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

Jan 11: How Food Supports Emotional Well-being with Mary Beth Albright

Eat & Flourish

Food expert Mary Beth Albright draws on cutting-edge science to explain how food has the power to nourish your mind and support emotional wellness.

Eat & Flourish is not a diet book. It’s a whole system, whole living look at how nutrition, environment, psychology, biology, and even pleasure work together to help alleviate depression, anxiety, and stress.

We also discuss: The food-mood connection. How Mary Beth redefines emotional eating. The power of the gut microbiome. And what you need to know about the gut-brain connection.

About Mary Beth Albright

Mary Beth Albright started this research while she worked at the Surgeon General’s office, with Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. She’s now a correspondent and editor at The Washington Post, writing for Health/Science, Food, Travel, and Book World (as she says – the things that make life good). She’s also a public health attorney with two award-winning video series, including Secret Table and Teach Dave to Cook.  Her latest book, Eat & Flourish: How Food Supports Emotional Well-being.

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