E.46: The Magic of Small Spaces

with Patricia Foreman

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Episode Notes:

What if BIGGER is NOT better? What if the answer to all of the stresses related to your home is to move to a smaller one?

Patricia Foreman talks about:

  • The many advantages of living in not-so-big homes  

  • What is the biggest challenge people face when considering a smaller home

  • The many different uses and financial benefits of just-right-houses

Her book, A Tiny Home to Call Your Own: Living Well in Just-Right Houses, is available online.

E.45: Giving Back Through Simple Acts

with Natalie Silverstein

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Episode Notes:

Natalie is a busy mom of three. She talks about her new book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, and shares:

  • The many simple, at-home activities in which parents can engage children in order to instill an easy community service attitude

  • What’s the right age to start teaching children about community service…

  • The impact of volunteering and service on children; the life skills it builds; the lessons and conversations that emerge from it.

  • The empowering and also healing effect of community service for both children and adults.

E.44: The Promise of Food Co-Ops

with Jon Steinman

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Episode Notes:

Grocery giants are shaping our food systems, the health of our farms, and the quality of our food. Food co-ops present a powerful avenue for consumers and producers to reclaim their power to shape the health of their communities, their food systems & personal health.

Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants, touches on:

  • How a handful of giant grocers have shaped the continent’s food systems.

  • The ways in which co-ops help ensure affordable food, as well as fair food pricing that ensures a sustainable, livable income for farmers.

  • How food is inherently intertwined with physical health, community prosperity, and overall community health.

Jon’s book tour is taking him through Vermont this week, and he will be visiting co-ops all over the country in the next few months.

E.43: Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader

with Marc Lesser

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Episode Notes:

Zen teacher, CEO & author shares the seven practices he teaches leaders at Google, SAP, Kaiser & others. He touches on:

  • Mindfulness, the beginners' mind, and experiencing the fullness of life;

  • Learning to listen, and developing compassion for ourselves & others;

  • Leaning into our pain and emptiness, rather than avoiding them;

  • Our fear of interdependence and our regard for independence;

  • Making things simple, and so much more.

Book: Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader - Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen

E.42: From Chronic Pain to Radiant Relief

with Brendon Lundberg

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Episode Notes:

Brendon Lundberg, Co-Founder of the Radiant Relief Pain Centers in Oregon shares:

  • The new technology used at Radiant that is showing extraordinary results in the relief of chronic pain

  • Why the conventional treatments for pain (opioids, surgery) don’t work for chronic pain, and are actually working from an outdated theory of pain

  • How chronic pain is an issue of the brain improperly reading stimulus and interpreting them as pain, and it gets stuck in this pattern

Brendon’s book, Radiant Relief: A Case for a Better Solution to Chronic Pain, is available online.

To learn more about Brendon’s work and Scrambler Technology for chronic pain, you can find them at Radiant Pain Relief.

E.41: Women's Health with Keto

with Vivica Menegaz

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Episode Notes:

Whole-food nutritionist, author and blogger Vivica Menegaz shares her insights and experience on:

  • Addressing complex hormone issues through a keto-paelo approach

  • The multi-dimensional reality of health issues

  • The connection between emotions, trauma and hormones.

  • Individualized nutrition, processed foods, supplements and keto products

  • Self-love as the most important key to optimal health

  • Special gift: The labs you need for hormone assessment your doctor might not prescribe

Win a copy of Vivca’s cookbook!

Her excellent cookbook, The Keto-Paleo Kitchen, is available now. You can win a copy by sharing this episode on social media and/or subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review (email me once you leave a review so I can add your name to the drawing.)

The winner’s name will be drawn on Sunday April 7th.

E.40: Being a Man in the Post #metoo World

with Robert Kandell

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Episode Notes:

Robert Kandell, author of the book Unhidden: A Book for Men & Those Confused by Them, talks about:

  • How men can learn to live unhidden and be the best expression of masculinity.

  • How we collectively can participate in raising all boys to be men of integrity.

  • When a man knows his behaviors have not been 100% on the up-and-up, what he can do about it.

  • How by speaking their truths, women help men learn about being in relationship with them.

  • How we can gradually dismantle predatory behaviors in our cultures by taking responsibility, naming abuse, and empowering ourselves to overcome our place of victimization.

E.39: I Think, Therefore I Eat

with Martin Cohen

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Episode Notes:

Martin Cohen, author of the book I Think, Therefore I Eat: The World's Greatest Minds Tackle the Food Question, shares with us:

  • How we can apply the philosophical method to make better food choices.

  • The importance of skepticism.

  • Whether we should eat more like Rousseau, Thoreau or Nietzche

  • Some of the myths of the nutrition world as well as some of the dark secrets of the food industry.

You can find Martin’s book on Amazon and other bookstores.

E.38: The Art of Listening to Your Inner Diagnostics

with Sharon Roemmel

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Episode notes:

Tapping into the wisdom inside us.

  • Understanding how your body communicates & the various ways in which you can access its messages.

  • Noticing what strengthens us and what depletes us.

  • To learn more about Sharon’s work, you can visit her website: Practically Enlightened You

Guided Meditation Gift:

Sharon has a free guided meditation for you to download. Access it here.

E.37: Tapping Into The Wisdom of Plants

with Katherine Elmer

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Episode notes:

Katherine shares her vast experience with herbs that started in childhood and led her to eventually become a Clinical Herbalist and Professor. She talked about:

  • How plants help us reconnect with ourselves, our communities and the earth

  • The local, indigenous superfoods that are available in your neighborhood. Including her top Vermont-native superfoods and herbs.

  • The interconnectedness between herbal medicine, social justice, and sustainability.

  • Learn more about Katherine’s Clinical Herbalism work at Railyard Apothecary

  • Learn more about Spoonful Herbals, Katherine’s non-profit herbal CSA and educational organization. Some upcoming workshops include:

E.36: Mastering the Mind-Body Connection

with Morella Devost, EdM, MA

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Episode Notes:

  • The three scientific fields that have proven to us without a shadow of a doubt that the mind not only affects the body, it SHAPES what the body is doing

  • What is the placebo effect and how can we harness it for our benefit?

  • The power of beliefs and where they come from

  • How to rewrite our beliefs and reshape how we create health

  • Download 3 tools to help you start mastering your health today

E.35: Building Your Own Healthcare System

with Matt Rushford, DC

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Episode Notes:

Dr. Rushford talks about why allopathic medicine is not truly about health-care, what are the inherent flaws in this paradigm, and how we can shift the way in which we view our health in order to seek true paths towards optimal health.

E.34: Mutual Awakening & Evolutionary Relationships

with Toni Monsey, PhD

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Episode Notes:

Toni Monsey, PhD joins us to talk about the practice of Mutual Awakening as developed by Patricia Albere and The Evolutionary Collective. She shares:

What is Mutual Awakening and how it’s different from traditional meditation

  • The new frontier of consciousness that emerges through the practice of Mutual Awakening

  • How relationships are transformed through it

  • What it means to have Evolutionary Relationships

To learn more about the practice of Mutual Awakening, you can visit Toni’s website or connect with her through her Facebook page. You can also find out more about the Evolutionary Collective through their website.

E.33: Lyme Disease: The Chinese Medicine Approach

with Brendan Kelly

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Episode Notes:

Brendan Kelly shares his vast experience with Lyme Disease, tell us how at least 50% of his practice right now is treating people at various stages of Lyme. He explains why Chinese Medicine (which includes foods, herbs and acupuncture) is so effective treating Lyme. In this episode he shares:

  • The progression of Lyme through four different stages; what Chinese Medicine calls each stage and how they manifest in different symptoms

  • What to do at each stage of the disease, what foods to eat and how lifestyle affects each stage

  • Why there is no single remedy for Lyme but rather how Chinese Medicine treats the individual rather than the disease

  • The connection between Lyme and climate change

E.32: Forgiveness: The Key to Healing & Thriving

with Morella Devost

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Episode Notes:

Morella talks about forgiveness:

  • The misconceptions around forgiveness that make it hard to forgive

  • A new definition of forgiveness that makes it more accessible

  • The process to free ourselves from pain, resentment, shame and/or guilt (aka. arriving at complete forgiveness)

Do you have thoughts or questions about forgiveness that you’d like to discuss with me? Do you need help forgiving someone or something? Is there something you haven’t been able to let go of?

Feel free to reach out, I’d be delighted to speak with you.

E.31: Creating Heaven On Earth: The Scientific Proof

with Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

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Episode Notes:

Bruce Lipton, PhD, best-selling author of The Biology of Belief, Spontaneous Evolution and The Honeymoon Effect, and former professor and researcher at the medical schools of The University of Wisconsin and Stanford University, shares the scientific proof (and the good news) that we each have the power to create heaven on earth.

In this powerful conversation, Bruce touches on:

  • The scientific evidence that: (1) we are not at the mercy of our genes, (2) evolution is not random or slow, and (3) mind/spirit and matter are not separate

  • How these myths keep us believing ourselves powerless

  • How we can reclaim our power to shape our health AND the reality around us

You can find Bruce’s books and upcoming events on his website: BruceLipton.com

E.30: Inspiring & Empowering Teens

with Adam Bunting

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Episode Notes:

Adam Bunting, the very well loved and respected principal at CVU High School talks about helping teenagers thrive. He touches on:

  • Helping teens connect their own gifts, roles, and purpose so they can be co-creators of their learning and feel empowered.

  • The 5 elements of transformational learning experiences

  • What personalized learning can do for teenagers

  • Read Adam’s article on personalized learning in Edutopia and find his recommended resources on the CVU website.

 

E.29: Raising Conscious Children

with Seth Braun

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Episode Notes:

Raising conscious children requires parents making conscious choices. In this episode we discuss:

  • The downside of enrolling kids in every extracurricular activity and the ONE thing that is a greater predictor of their success later in life.

  • How to be a steward parent rather than a controlling one

  • The role of reading and quality stories to assist in the development of the child both in terms of vocabulary and also for life-coping skills.

  • The catastrophic impact of the dumbing down of vocabulary and story.

  • To learn more about Seth’s book and support its publication: Miniecello & The Knights of Valor

E.28: Wise Anger & Constructive Action

with Morella Devost, EdM, MA

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Episode Notes:

Finding the proper, wise expression of anger to take constructive action towards creating more harmony, respect & peace in our worlds.

  • The two main problems we have with anger

  • The difference between anger underscored by fear, vs. anger underscored by Truth.

  • The responsibility we all have to learn how to tap into WISE anger and to teach it to the next generation

  • How to understand what our anger is trying to tell us so we can take constructive action

E.27: The Joy, Pleasure & Fun of Good Food

with Suzanne Podhaizer

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Episode Notes:

Suzanne is a chef and educator, and she brings her love of good food and her understanding of the multidimensional aspects that create extraordinary food. She shares her passion for food and provides great inspiration for:

  • How to have more fun in the kitchen and lose the fear that you’ll ruin your dish

  • Some basic skills that will make you a better cook and what’s a great way to stretch your creativity

  • How to develop the skill for creating dishes that taste extraordinary

  • What a chef thinks about the difference between cooking with ingredients bought locally and seasonally, vs. cooking with foods from the grocery store

You can contact Suzanne and learn more about her cooking classes through her Facebook page: Every Table VT