Monday 3rd of August 2020
Anne Tucker is the creator of Business Energetics and the Authentic Expression test. Her work is designed to help you see and understand your creative purpose, and to express it through your work so that you not only feel fulfilled, seen, and appreciated, but you also unlock the success you're capable of. Anne is helping to redefine business for a spiritual age, where the work we do becomes a conscious pathway to our own spiritual development. Her book, Undoubtedly Awesome, uses the Authentic Expression test to show you how to experience less doubt in your life. We discuss decision-making and doubt and how it adds friction. Other key topics include: - the Authentic Expression test - how it is different from a standard personality test - how this test benefits decision-making - how knowing your soul type can impact your work, your relationships, and the doubt you experience - what the different soul types are and how they show up in our lives - how Business Energetics can improve collaboration Find out more about Anne’s work and take the free soul type quiz on www.annetucker.com
Saturday 1st of August 2020
If you love food, hate diets, and want to learn how to support your health goals in a balanced way - this episode is for you. I am joined by past guest, Chelsea Blackbird, and we talk about the upcoming nutritional reset called Feast 2 Fast. This program aims to develop metabolic flexibility and overall health while also supporting mental health and your relationship with food through daily encouragement. Sign up for the back to school group that starts August 17 here: https://feast2fast.co/erin-kerry
Monday 27th of July 2020
Steve Welch is a NESTA certified Fitness Nutrition Coach and former publisher of the world renowned medical journal CHEST. His background in medical publishing provides him with insights into assessing medical and nutrition research, which he uses to educate others to improve their own health and fitness. He is coauthor of the new book "The Ketogenic Key," which is available in stores now. In this episode we cover: - Why we fear fat - The history of low fat diets and why the data is skewed - Why our bodies need fat to function - The cholesterol conversation - Carbohydrates, cholesterol, and inflammation - How cutting extreme calories can backfire - Individualizing the approach for YOU Learn more about Steve at www.ketosteve.net or on Twitter at @ketosteve.
Monday 20th of July 2020
Dr. Orlena Kerek is a pediatrician turned weight loss coach and mom of 4. Her goal is to make nutrition easy and fun for both moms and kids. In this episode, she gives practical tips to create healthy, sustainable habits. She shares her 4 keys for health and how she incorporates those things for her clients. Learn more about Dr. Orlena and access her free gifts at www.drorlena.com and listen to her podcast Fit and Fabulous at Forty and Beyond.
Sunday 12th of July 2020
Suzanne Simpson, owner of Renewed Life Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Life Coach, author, and speaker who works with people to help set them free from emotional traumas so they can live a more victorious life. Her newest book, Lost & Restored: Healing Your Heart with the Father, is a faith-based approach to digging into your life’s events that have significantly impacted you. In this episode, we discuss the impact of trauma, how it is stored in the cells of the body, and how to find healing through a variety of new and different modalities beyond traditional talk therapy. Listen to Blood Ties Season 2 on the Wondery app. Download it today to join Wondery+ with a free trial to enjoy ad free listening, exclusives, binges and early access. Get it here: [https://wondery.app.link/UpmaC6vYI7]  
Monday 6th of July 2020
Listen to Blood Ties Season 2 on the Wondery app. Download it today to join Wondery+ with a free trial to enjoy ad free listening, exclusives, binges and early access. Get it here: [https://wondery.app.link/UpmaC6vYI7] Wondery’s hit audio drama “Blood Ties” is back for a second season with Josh Gad & Gillian Jacobs returning as Michael and Elenore Richland. This season they are joined by Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) as David Hammer the new CEO of Richland Health and Wayne Knight as Peter Richland. Season one was all about questions. What did Peter Richland do? How far will Richland Health go to bury the story? And when faced with the choice of telling the truth or losing billions what side would Michael and Elenore fall on. Season two is all about answers.
Monday 29th of June 2020
Dr. Lori Shemek is an award-winning, bestselling author of How To Fight FATflammation, Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting, Fire-Up Your Fat Burn, and the recently published The Ketogenic Key. She is a leading health and weight loss expert, has appeared in dozens of publications and TV shows, and is also known as “The Inflammation Terminator.” In this episode, Dr Shemek shares about her newest book, The Ketogenic Key. She shares what the ketogenic diet is, how ketosis benefits our mental health, benefits of intermittent fasting, how inflammation is a threat to our health and well-being, and practical ways to implement changes to your lifestyle. To learn more about Dr. Shemek, go to www.drlorishemek.com.
Tuesday 23rd of June 2020
Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, The Next Big Idea brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. This week’s episode features a conversation about the power of being “weird” Listen to the full episode here: http://wondery.fm/NextBigIdeaSW
Monday 15th of June 2020
Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is Harvard-trained and board certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine. She serves as medical director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner - University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. In this episode we discuss the changes in mental health approaches in the last 20 years, how integrative psychiatry is different, nervous system dysfunction, common underlying issues that impact mental wellness, a whole body approach to mental health, as well as Dr Ranjbar’s work with refugee and American Indian communities. Through her work as faculty at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and The Center for Mind Body Medicine, she continues to expand evidence-based work in integrative mental health and underserved populations. To learn more about her and her story, go to: https://samehereglobal.org/expert-profile-noshene-ranjbar/ The Integrative Psychiatry clinic where she trains and supervises residents and fellows to see patients: https://psychiatry.arizona.edu/patient-care/integrative-psychiatry-clinic Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine: www.azcim.org Center for Mind Body Medicine: www.cmbm.org
Monday 8th of June 2020
Rochelle Riley is the author of The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery, as well as the Director of Arts and Culture for the city of Detroit. In this episode, we discuss her powerful book and why this is the conversation we've been needing to have for over 400 years. She shares the impact of chronic stress on people of color and why we are in unprecedented times as a nation. To purchase her book and learn more about her work, head to www.rochelleriley.com. Follow Rochelle on Twitter: @rochelleriley Instagram: @rochellerileythewriter
Monday 1st of June 2020
Ali Miller is a registered dietitian, integrative functional medicine practitioner, and author of Naturally Nourished, The Anti-Anxiety Diet, and The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook. In this episode we discuss the concept of food as mood, how neurotransmitters play a role in gut health, and how your stress response affects your overall health - from mental wellness to reproductive function to immune health. She explains the 6 approaches she takes to restoring our bodies to their rightful state, how to biohack our bodies and create metabolic flexibility - and simple tools to reducing panic and anxiety during times of stress.
Monday 25th of May 2020
Dr. Amelia Villagomez is an integrative psychiatrist at Progressive Psychiatry in Fort Worth, Texas. In this interview, Dr Villagomez addresses the top mental health concerns during this pandemic and its aftermath. She shares how the abundance of information may be negatively impacting us, as well as the trauma resulting with the current season. We discuss sleep strategies, meditation, positive self talk, the gut-brain connection, the importance of whole food nutrition in brain health, along with the importance of PLAY in our daily lives. Resources discussed during podcast:  Integrative Strategies (including nutraceuticals)  published by the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550830720301130?via%3Dihub CMBM online groups: https://cmbm.org/onlinegroup/ Guided Imagery: By Belleruth Naparstek https://thrive.kaiserpermanente.org/thrive-together/live-well/relax-your-mind-and-body-with-podcasts-and-feel-stress-melt-away SAMHSA Phases of a Disaster : https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/recovering-disasters/phases-disaster
Monday 18th of May 2020
Sandra Beck is an author, coach, speaker, radio host, entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as my personal mentor! She is also the host of multiple popular podcasts, including Military Mom Radio, Motherhood Talk Radio, and Coach Talk Radio. Her successful company, Motherhood Incorporated, was started out of a need to provide a steady income while working from home with her kids as a single parent. In this episode, Sandra shares the small steps we can take toward making a big impact, whether in our businesses or personal lives. We discuss battling negative self talk, finding motivation, healthy habits, and the ever-so-difficult: asking for help. She shares what she has learned after going through numerous cancer treatments, and how cancer was a wake-up call for her life. Don’t forget to get 50% off your first order from takecareof.com when you use the code spark50!
Saturday 9th of May 2020
Dr. Alina Olteanu is the founder and president of Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas. She is the only pediatrician in the Dallas-Fort Worth area trained through the prestigious Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr Andrew Weil. In this episode, we dig into all the common concerns parents have with young children: fevers, ear infections, food sensitivities, digestive troubles, common nutrient deficiencies, nutrition, gut health, and ways to support a healthy immune system... which includes a brief discussion on the importance of managing stress. This is a PACKED episode. I highly encourage all caretakers of children to take a listen. To learn more about Dr. Olteanu and access any of the resources mentioned, head to www.wholechildtexas.com.
Monday 4th of May 2020
Esther Blum is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don't Get Fat, Eat Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous Project. As an Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach, she provides 360 degrees of healing with physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual support. In this episode, we discuss how to detox and improve hormone function, why stress management should be the starting point to health, why protein is the missing link for many women, how to support a healthy gut, and so much more! Schedule a call with her at www.estherblum.com/call - the first 12 people who respond get a FREE consultation!
Monday 27th of April 2020
Why are some children more sensitive than others? What is going on inside their brains and nervous systems? "Listener favorite," Dr. Sandy Gluckman, shares all about how to care for sensitive children, the overuse of labels in psychology and education today, and how we can treat the whole child, not just address the symptoms. Learn more about Dr. Sandy and access her many resources at www.drsandygluckman.com
Monday 20th of April 2020
Don't let the title fool you - these tips are not just for those diagnosed with mental illness. Due to the current circumstances in our world, it is more important than ever to adopt a wide range of tools that support mental health. Change, stress, and uncertainty can be triggering for those diagnosed with mental illness. For this episode, I interviewed various friends with bipolar disorder and depression in order to gather background. I share their thoughts along with the tried and true tools I use to maintain stability during times of change and stress.
Monday 13th of April 2020
Chelsea Blackbird, aka "The Christian Nutritionist," is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who loves to help women optimize their metabolism and find food peace. In this interview, she shares about how she overcame her own journey with unexplained infertility, a skin condition, and digestive issues when all conventional treatments failed her. Other topics addressed: - Adrenal burnout and the effect on hormones - The importance of natural light - Creating metabolic flexibility - Pitfalls of going keto and the great carb debate - Intermittent fasting - Balancing food for enjoyment and food for fuel - How to stop obsessing over food so we can live our purpose! To find out more about her and her many nutritional programs, go to www.thechristiannutritionist.com or subscribe to her podcast, The Christian Health Club.
Monday 6th of April 2020
"Kids need a connected adult, not a problem-solver." Karlie Jager is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist who works with children of all ages on a regular basis. In this interview, we discuss how parents can help their kids process all the heavy emotions related to school closures, cancelled vacations, birthday parties, prom, graduation, and all the other major disappointments resulting from this pandemic. Whether you are the caregiver of a 3 year old or a 16 year old, you will find so much hope and encouragement in this conversation with Karlie! To learn more about Karlie and download the resources she mentions in the show, head to www.tmmcounseling.com.
Monday 30th of March 2020
Casey Bonano is a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating and intuitive eating. Casey believes in a non-diet nutrition approach, and strives to empower her clients to reject diet culture. In this interview, I talk with Casey about the health at every size movement, how stress can trigger disordered eating behaviors, food psychology, the concept that our bodies our on our side to keep us safe, orthorexia, the cultural obsession with clean eating, and how our bodies are not the problem. This is a very eye-opening conversation on a topic that can be confusing for so many. Don't forget to get 20% off Casey's book at www.thefoodfreedomguide.com with the code wholeness.
Monday 23rd of March 2020
In this special simulcast episode, Sandra Beck and I speak with Leigh Richardson, Founder and DIrector of The Brain Performance Center in Dallas. Leigh offers fabulous insight into how we should be taking care of our mental health during uncertain times, such as global pandemic or orders of shelter in place.
Friday 13th of March 2020
You can eat clean, exercise every day, take all the right supplements, but if you aren't managing your stress, you miss out on true health. In fact, due to the current circumstances in our world, I'd say it is more important to manage your stress than ever before. What does chronic stress do to our immune system? Digestion? Reproductive health? Listen to this mini-episode to learn about the affects of stress but more importantly - how to manage it in practical, realistic ways.
Tuesday 10th of March 2020
Why can't we make healthy habits stick? Why is it so hard to eat better or make lasting changes? Why can't we control our weight and get to where we want to be? The answer may surprise you - your brain was wired this way! Clinical psychologist Dayna Lee-Baggley shares information from her new book, Healthy Habits Suck, which shares how to live a healthy life... even when you don't want to! In this discussion we cover the problem with setting goals, how you are not your feelings, and how we can learn to override our "survival brain." You can find more information about Dayna and her book at www.drleebaggley.com
Saturday 29th of February 2020
Get ready to have your mind blown! Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Leslie Bumpas and I take on some semi-controversial topics on this one - how to prevent dementia, sugar and mental health, environmental toxins (why you’ll never want to use a dryer sheet again), and why your brain needs FAT, among many others. Leslie is the owner of Redeeming Wellness, and you can find more information about her, her many certifications and specialties, and everything she does at www.redeemingwellness.com
Monday 24th of February 2020
How do you define health? Is it making your body look the way you want it to, is it a feeling, or is it the presence or absence of a diagnosis? Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about redefining health and empowering women to nourish their bodies, develop true strength, and ultimately pursue their purpose. Her greatest mission is to help women realize they are more than a body, so they can move past health obsession, and focus on pursuing the purpose they were created for. In this conversation with her, we cover a wide range of topics, from how to know if you’re healthy, the phrase “your body is a temple,” the purity culture of clean eating, the role of identity in behavior and habit change, how most women are actually undereating, and so much more! If you are female struggling to figure out how to best take care of your body, you will want to listen to this! Learn more about Laura and what she does at www.lauraschoenfeld.com
Tuesday 18th of February 2020
Is sex addiction a thing? What is at the root of addictive behaviors? Meet Mitchell Isle, who is an addiction expert and certified sex addiction therapist. In this conversation, we dive deep into the multilayered topic of addiction. We learn the brain does not distinguish between substances, behaviors, experiences or relationships - they all involve the same part of the brain. We talk about how sex addiction is an intimacy disorder. We learn how family upbringing may - or may not - play a role in addictive behaviors. We discuss how false beliefs in one's identity and shame factor in. We also experienced a few technical difficulties while recording, but this conversation is so fascinating I promise it doesn't matter! You might want to take notes on this one! To learn more about Mitch and his work, head to www.communioncollaborative.com.
Thursday 13th of February 2020
In honor of "Galentine's Day," my friend Sandra and I thought we'd chat about the concept of healthy friendships. What does it mean to have healthy friendships and how do we create them? Listen for a great offer from betabrand.com/MotherhoodTalk and get 20% off. Also, try out the game Best Fiends - play it with your friends - you'll be glad you did!
Sunday 9th of February 2020
"When we own who we are, we find satisfaction and wholeness." Bobi Ann Allen is the author of the new book, Own Your Everyday Influence. Her book is for the dreamer with big goals and lofty plans feeling trapped by the demands of life. It is for the woman searching for purpose in the middle of her ordinary circumstances. In this episode, we cover everything from comparison, priorities, goals, contentment, and getting lost in what we think we should be doing instead of being content in the present. Learn more about Bobi Ann and find her books at www.bobiann.com
Tuesday 4th of February 2020
Melissa d'Arabian, Food Network host and author of the bestselling book Ten Dollar Dinners, shares all about her new book Tasting Grace. If you are feeling caught up and confused in the noise of all the food rules, Melissa offers a fresh, balanced perspective on the gift of food, how food brings us together to unite us, and how we can utilize what we've been given with gratitude - and grace. Find out more about Melissa at www.melissadarabian.net and check out her books at www.melissadarabianbooks.com or wherever you get your reading material!
Tuesday 28th of January 2020
Is counseling only for people with SERIOUS mental health issues? How can we learn to deal with the wide range of emotions that are part of the human experience? How can seeing a professional counselor be a powerful tool for holistic healing? This episode, featuring the amazing Dallas-based licensed counselor Tiffany Feagin-Webb, debunks therapy myths and misconceptions and takes on issues like identifying feelings, vulnerability, anger, shame, and so much more! You can learn more about Tiffany and her practice at www.magnoliacounselinggroup.com
Monday 20th of January 2020
I sat down with my mentor Sandra Beck, who knows all about balancing work life and mom life and prioritizing what matters. Whether she is coaching a company owner to a million dollar commission goal, training a stay at home mom to perform SEO on web sites or speaking to a corporate group about personal and professional growth, her message is about what is possible and how to create the circumstances of your choosing. Tune in to learn some of our tips for balancing it all, along with a special offer from Beta Brand pants at betabrand.com/coachtalk
Tuesday 14th of January 2020
Does your brain need an upgrade? Or maybe you struggle with pregnancy brain and your last pregnancy was 10 years ago? Leigh Richardson is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Brain Performance Center in Dallas, Texas. She is a licensed professional counselor who is board certified in neurofeedback and biofeedback. We discuss what neurofeedback is, how we can re-train our brains, the importance of movement, breathing, sleep, and other practical strategies to keep your brain healthy and young! Leigh's new book, Turn Your Brain On to Get Your Game On is available now on her website www.thebrainperformancecenter.com or on Amazon.
Saturday 4th of January 2020
Johnathan Haggerty is a former NFL player and current wellness influencer who is passionate about holistic health. He discusses digging into your nutritional identity, smart swaps to make in the pantry, how to add variety to your diet, creating sustainable fitness resolutions for the new year, and the importance of MINDSET.
Tuesday 31st of December 2019
In this special New Year’s episode, I am joined by my friend Katharine Elkins and we get really real about how EXHAUSTED we are by the culture of goal-setting and Instagram body perfection. Katharine shares how she went a full year off of sugar (a full year!!!) and how that has impacted her relationship with sweets now. A few more talking points that will surprise you: Weight is not always an indicator of health. How we will no longer subscribe to a “before and after” mentality. Eating less and exercising more can cause inflammation, thanks to an ancestral fight or flight response. You can be pro-health, pro-nutrition and anti-diet!
Sunday 22nd of December 2019
Mauricio Cremer is a good friend of mine who happens to be the co-founder and brand director for Brio Nutrition, a growing hemp/CBD company. In part one of the episode, I share all about the Endocannabinoid System and why it's a big deal. In part two, we talk about the misconceptions and benefits of hemp/CBD, what it's useful for, and what Brio is doing to make quality innovative products with amazing results. Head to www.brionutrition.com and use the code spark20 for your special offer!
Monday 16th of December 2019
Nourishment comes in many forms beyond food, but food can still be a great tool to improving mental wealth! In this episode I share some of my favorite tips for improving mental health through nutrition - based on my own experience and all the latest research on how food IS mood.
Sunday 8th of December 2019
Heather Creekmore is a speaker and author who shares hope with thousands of women each week, inspiring them to stop comparing. Her first book, "Compared to Who? A Proven Path to Improve Your Body Image" encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and find freedom. Her second book, "The Burden of Better," releases in 2020. In this refreshing and candid episode, we discuss our dieting history and how we never found fulfillment in a smaller size. Heather shares some of her tips for dealing with the comparison and body image battle, and later we tackle the topic of realistic resolutions to have in the new year.
Tuesday 3rd of December 2019
I sit down with my amazing mentor and friend, Sandra Beck, and we share ways natural health has impacted our lives, why you don't want to ignore those warning signs that something is off, how to be more mindful of the impact stress has on our daily habits, and some of our easy tips for feeling better...naturally! Don't miss the amazing offer for CBD oil at www.feals.com/motherhood
Monday 25th of November 2019
Dr. Alina Olteanu is an integrative pediatrician and founder of Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas. In this two part episode, I first share how integrative medicine helped my third child when he was suffering from chronic ear infections and respiratory problems. What follows is an interview with Dr. Olteanu where she discusses the changing issues in children’s health, how stress plays a role, and what kind of nutrition and supplements are recommended for cold and flu season.
Thursday 14th of November 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I sit down with my good friend, Melissa McGaughey to discuss how to stay healthy during the holidays. Melissa is a holistic health coach, sports nutritionist, and fitness trainer with almost 20 years of experience in nutrition and fitness. Together, we talk about our favorite tools for staying healthy - mentally and physically - during the hectic holiday season!
Monday 11th of November 2019
Nope, it's not an abbreviation for a cuss word! This week's guest, Dr. Tracey Stroup, takes listeners deep into a discussion about the MTHFR gene mutation and the methylation cycle and how it affects mental health and how vitamins and even neurotransmitters are processed. She shares why it is so difficult to function optimally in the toxic storm we live in, what dietary changes, lifestyle tools, and supplements we need to include into our daily routine, and the REAL problem with wheat - which may surprise you.
Sunday 3rd of November 2019
While it seems as if children are experiencing more mental health challenges than ever before, there is a way to get to the root! Dr. Sandy Gluckman has made it her mission to treat the root of child behavior - instead of just managing symptoms. She is a learning, behavior and mood specialist, author, educator and international speaker who has consulted with and trained, thousands of parents and teachers in different parts of the world. She shares about neurotransmitters and their role in emotional resilience, the science of interpersonal neurobiology, and what parents and teachers can do to raise confident children.
Saturday 26th of October 2019
The health of your gut truly does determine your overall health and well-being. Dr. Chris Jones shares all about the role of the gut microbiome and how gut health plays into many common health concerns. He discusses steps to take for improvement through nutrition, specific testing, movement, and so much more! This episode is a "must listen" - whether you struggle with mystery health issues that aren't improving, or you need a few extra tools for wellness!
Monday 21st of October 2019
"Sooner or later, trauma in one form or another comes to everyone." - Dr. James Gordon is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and Founder and Director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, and his most recent book The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, gives practical tips for dealing with trauma and living a life of continued healing and connection. In this episode, Dr. Gordon explains the psychology and biology behind trauma, how trauma can be passed down through our genes, and how we have the power to heal ourselves through the heavily researched techniques he recommends in his book.
Monday 7th of October 2019
On this premiere episode of Sparking Wholeness, I share my story of living with bipolar disorder like I never have before. After years of hiding from the title, it is time to get real and share what it was like struggling with PTSD, depression, and finally... dealing with the diagnosis of a chronic illness that comes with such a stigma. This show will lay the foundation for all future episodes, and will offer hope for those who are also caught up in the tornado of mental illness that you CAN find true healing!