#82 “Living Well” Emily Flynn – City of Kingston + Annie Bond – HeartMind Healer School

On today’s show I get to speak with Emily Flynn, Director of Health and Wellness for the City of Kingston, Live Well Kingston, and President of Bike-Friendly Kingston, and Annie Bond, clairvoyant, healer, founder of the Divine Mother Center and HeartMind Healer School, toxic-free living expert and award winning author.

Emily and I get to talk about the projects she’s involved with to make Kingston a healthy and vibrant community. She shares some of the details of Live Well Kingston and its many spokes, Eat Well, Play Well, Age Well. Travel Well and Heal Well. As a cycling advocate she gives us a glimpse into what it means to be "bike-friendly" and what she and others are doing to make the transition in Kingston. You can catch her at one of the weekly "Slow Rides" in Kingston or enjoying one of her favorite public spaces like the new green line.

Annie begins her story describing the sudden degradation of her physical and mental health after a one-two punch of exposure to toxic substances which she gratefully recognizes as what brought her to the work she now does. As an expert in toxic-free living, she shares a few nuggets of her vast knowledge, and recommends her book Better Basics for the Home as a good resource for living toxin-free. Her studies of energy and her own healing work led her to forming the HeartMind Healer Energy School where she teaches others how to heal themselves and others. You can book private sessions with Annie, sign up for her next school series or workshop, or you can activate your Life Channel – Pranic Tube with this meditation she practices daily.

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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The Magic of the Hoot with Ruth Ungar Merenda, Vern Fannin and Ally Britton

The Summer Hoot is coming up y’all! Today I get to sit down with a few of the women who make it happen. Ruth Ungar Merenda, is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who plays fiddle, ukulele and guitar with the Mammals, Mom, AND HOOT festival founder and organizer. Veronica Fannin, illustrator, botanical drawing instructor, children’s book author/illustrator AND official Hoot visual artist/designer and co-coordinator. Last but not least Ally Britton, program director at the Ashokan Center and member of the band Silverdome!

What do we talk about today? Lots. Ruthy’s first music memory, the power of music, songwriting, why the Hoot started, Vern’s background, how they became friends, art for art’s sake, making a living as an artist, Ally’s work at the Ashokan Center, teaching kids about nature, the fun that will happen like blacksmithing, hikes and kids parades at the Hoot, the magic of the Arm of the Sea Theater, gong baths, performing, getting nervous, Ani Difranco. We hear Ruthy perform "Baby" live from the Mike and Ruthy catalogue, what a treat! We talk about Hoot highlights, the magic of the Ashokan Center and the intentional love that goes into the making of the Hoot.

You want to go right! Get your tickets here. Want to volunteer? Head over here to sign up. Catch the Hoot bus from Radio Kingston…check our website for the details.

We listened to Beautiful One (here’s the stop motion beautiful movie that a big fan made…you must watch this!), When My Story Ends and Maple Leaf by the Mammals and Bright as You Can Be by the Mike and Ruthy Band.

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org. With special technical support from Manuel Blas and Kale Kaposhilin.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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#80 Lila Lolling – Yoga Philosophy Teacher, Author + Environmentalist

Today I get to go deep with an amazing woman who’s got a lot of story to share! Lila (lee-laa) Lolling is an experienced Hatha Yoga, meditation, and classical yoga philosophy teacher for nearly 20 years but that’s just the beginning. At the age of 15 she had a sudden onset of epilepsy. Around the same time she began to form a deep connection to the deaf community through a serendipitous baby-sitting gig. Serving the deaf community seemed to be her calling until at the age of 28 she found yoga which turned out to be the medicine that would keep her seizures at bay. She eventually combined the two and is the founder and co-director of the ASL Yoga Collective, formerly DeafYoga Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating yoga opportunities in ASL (American Sign Language). In 2016, she published her first book "Walking the Ancient Path of Yoga," and in June 2018 she was invited to speak on the topic "Yoga for Peace" at the United Nations. Most recently, she graduated from Omega Institute’s Ecological Literacy Immersion Program, a social and regenerative design course that further inspired her endeavor, EcoYoga Life which was envisioned in the Himalayas a year prior and birthed in the Hudson Valley where she currently resides.

Today, we talk about all of this, plus get some tips on what we can do to lead a more climate conscious lifestyle. We also get personal about the profound heart ache she experienced in 2017 following a very unexpected announcement from her then husband that he wanted a divorce. Utilizing the wisdom she’s absorbed from her years studying and practicing yoga philosophy, Lila allowed herself to feel it all, the sadness, anger, and depression, in order to truly grow from the pain of the experience and in turn heal old wounds and trauma that she hadn’t realized were still present in her consciousness. Today she gratefully walks through life with a deeper kind of presence and an open heart. Stay tuned to her website for how you can catch more of Lila’s wisdom on yoga philosophy and EcoYoga Life or catch her teaching classes in the Hudson Valley and beyond!

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/ Happy Birthday week Shana!!!

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#79 Health Care is a Human Right and Aemen Bell on Devaxing

Today I get to speak with 4 fine ladies from Health Care is a Human Right (HCHR), a 501(c)3 not for profit charitable corporation, founded in 2003 by Susan Weeks, Physician Assistant, Vicky O’Dougherty, Homeopath, Susan Bissonnett, RN, and Jill Elliot, DVM. Since its inception, Health Care is a Human Right has offered free clinics in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. NOTE: they are in the process of updating their website so if you come to a landing page with a red button saying "Learn More," click on that to be linked to the clinic info. 

Joining the conversation is Susan Weeks, long time Physicians Assistant, Board President and co-founder of HCHR. Ida Rivera, Life Coach, Reiki Master and administrative assistant at HCHR, Jesse Scherer, Massage Therapist and volunteer coordinator at HCHR, and Wendy Wolosoff-Hayes, a practitioner of Spacious Heart Guidance, student of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Matrix Energetics and several other energy healing modalities. We talk about why the organization was formed and how they all got involved with it, what they each do and why they do it. Plus we get to laugh a lot even though we’re talking about some serious stuff…health care IS a human right.

All are welcome to their free clinics, but if you have the means, donations are greatly appreciated! For a list of their upcoming clinics jump on over -> here.

For the second hour, I get to sit down with the wise and magical Aemen Bell, a certified Western Herbalist, who also works with the healing power of food, movement, breath, and Earth energies in her practice. After spending nearly two decades in NYC studying herbs, shamanism, and people, she’s delighted to now live in the mountains of Woodstock, New York. She teaches classes throughout the country on herbs and healing. She is currently writing several books & is available throughout the region for healing consultations and workshops in person and via telephone. Aemen is teaching a workshop on "Devaxing Our Kids" on August 8th at Woodstock Healing Arts. Aemen will share what to do before and after, including non-toxic, easy to use herbal remedies, as well as foods for the healing process. On today’s show Aemen shares the mystical story of finding a fasting book at the age of 14 and then secretly embarking on her own 10 day water fast which healed a chronic health condition and leading her into a life of herbalism. We get devaxing tips plus props for Burdock and Raspberry Leaf for uterine health. She’s pretty inspiring when it comes to personal wellness, awareness and the search for answers. I forget the exact quote (you’ll have to listen to confirm), but when talking about how she moved from a state of panic when thinking about vaxing her daughter to one of solution mode, she says, herbs are one answer, there are always many answers. Thanks Aemen! 

Next week I get to speak with Lila Lolling on moving past sudden divorce, healing epilepsy with yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga for the deaf community and eco-living.

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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#78 Endometriosis with Dr. Amy Novatt and Mel Toth

Wow, today was a powerful show of Mel Toth sharing her journey with Endometriosis. We start the conversation with Dr. Amy Novatt, Gynecologist and women’s health advocate, explaining what Endometriosis is, how to recognize the symptoms of the disease, why it’s hard to diagnose and treat, and how to manage the symptoms. Whether or not you suffer from this disease or are experiencing some other health concern, it seems there’s evidence enough for all of us to take the best care of ourselves as possible, reduce stress, eat nutritionally and prioritize our own health.

After this intro to "Endo," we get to learn about Mel, how she began her teaching career first instructing 4th graders and now teaching yoga at Shakti Woodstock and The Yoga House in Kingston. Mel openly and bravely shares the challenges that she’s faced with her health from painful and debilitating periods where she would often bleed for two weeks to the diagnosis of Endometriosis after discovering a large (22cm) mass on her ovary. After her first surgery, doctors warned her that if she wanted children she should begin to think about that as the Endometriosis could make it more difficult down the road. That sparked a journey to figure out what to do about children, leading to some time not worrying about it and then trying to get pregnant with the use of fertility enhancing drugs. Tune in to hear all that unfolds for Mel and her journey through fertility and surgery. She’s now on a path of deep self care, supported by a Canadian doctor and her practice, The Natural Endo Movement.

I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Mel and was enraptured by her story. I hope to get her back on soon to go deeper into some of the big issues that she’s so gracefully navigating!

Today’s show was engineered by Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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#77 Women’s Small Business + Kara Martin Snyder “Le Vital Corps Salon” Podcast

Hey, hey, I am in Wisconsin this week so playing some very special recorded interviews.

First up, I speak with a group of powerhouse women who are all panelists at the upcoming, 3 Hours of Peace, Love and Women’s Small Business, happening at Provisions in Woodstock on July 19th from 4-7pm. Our talk is just a small sample of the wisdom that will be shared by these ladies during the event that I am moderating. Today, we talk about what makes them good at what they do and what they do when the going gets tough. Joining me in this conversation and on the 19th are: Dani Hughes of Divine Asset Mgt. – Raising money and valuing your business: Abbe Aronson, of Abbe Does It – Public relations and marketing, editorial, event planning, image and design consulting, fundraising and what she refers to as “artful schmoozing” — business intros that truly count; Jolie Peters, of Tinker Street Social – Social media and digital marketing agency dedicated to small businesses and non-profits, and how to grow your online presence and best practices; Wendy Heilbut, of Jayaram Law – Attorney & Angel investor, works with emerging companies as their outside general counsel helping position them for growth; Lauree Ostrofsky of Simply Leap, LLC – author, business coach, hugger & founder of Hudson Valley Women in Business, the largest community of women business owners in our region. Get your tix to the event on the 19th HERE!

Next I play my interview with Kara Martin Snyder, recorded just a few short weeks ago. Kara is an unconventionally resourceful, former bean-counting, question-asking machine, critical thinker, and strategic problem-solver who’s been turning around stressful, chaotic situations for individuals and organizations for over 20 years. After a decade of supporting frazzled, Type-A women at the intersection of functional health & lifestyle redesign, she’s now focusing her efforts on Le vital corps Salon podcast, where she hosts successful working women – from artists to change agents to astronauts – and asks them how they navigate BS and sidestep burnout. Kara and I talk about life as a CPA, what that lifestyle did to her health, how to make the difficult but powerful decision to transition from one career to another, and what she’s doing now in addition to podcasting, hint…beekeeping!

Next week, we welcome back Dr. Amy Novatt and Mel Toth, talking women’s health, endometriosis and radical self-care!

Until then, love yourself and uplift one another!

Today’s show was engineered by Manuel Blas and Ben Benton of Radio Kingston, http://www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from our fave, Shana Falana, http://www.shanafalana.com/

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#76 Gisela Stromeyer “Just Like That, Poems, Paintings and Practices”

Gisela Stromeyer recently published a book, “Just Like That, Poems, Paintings, and Practices” which beautifully depicts the wisdom she’s received by allowing herself to live life fearlessly and with an open heart. Today we get to speak about subjects life love, loss, fear and freedom, and she shares wisdom from her book. Enjoy!

#75 Callie Jayne (Rise Up Kingston) + Summer Corrie (Living Life Allowed) “Appreciating the Little Things”

We get deep today with guests Callie Jayne and Summer Corrie. Callie, a pretty much life-long activist who is working hard to bring more equality to all members of the community, and Summer sharing deeply personal revelations on how she learned to love herself. These women are amazing!

#74 Shaniqua Bowden “SB” Nubian Cafe + Rashida Tyler “Women Supporting Women Supporting Community!”

Theresa speaking with Shaniqua Bowden and Rashida Tyler about women supporting women, competition amongst women and partners, helping others, astrology, spirituality, motherhood, raising daughters, breaking apart systems, race, the Kingston Land Trust, Citizen Action, breaking down walls between community members, getting out of our bubbles, and self care!

#73 Lisa Glick “Bipolar and Thriving” + Yukari Ogawa “Is it True?”

Lisa Glick shares her story from undiagnosed mental illness to bipolar to THRIVING! And Yukari Ogawa walks us through “The Work” of Byron Katie.