Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons

Kathryn Kemp Guylay

Kathryn Kemp Guylay, MBA, CNC (Certified Nutritional Counselor) shares inspiration and actionable advice for your happier, healthier and more successful life. The Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons Podcast features today’s leaders in the wellness industry as well as successful entrepreneurs and business visionaries. Each show highlights a mantra or set of mantras that listeners can follow and integrate into their days in to reach greater heights in their careers and personal lives.

Kathryn is an author, wellness coach and entrepreneur that has escaped the corporate office to enjoy skiing, hiking and exploring the mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho in between her working hours.

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What a delight to share this episode with my friend and philanthropy superstar Jodi Delaney. We discuss her work in the nonprofit world and how you can leverage purpose in life to manage life transitions and come out the best version of yourself, again and again.   We summarize our discussion with 8 powerful mantras that will help you feel renewed energy and get on the path to being a powerful agent of change. Mantra #1: The nonprofit world is a place for your heart. See Jodi’s heart place, the Television Academy Foundation. (LINK) See my heart place, Nurture (LINK) Mantra #2:  We are all capable of being agents of change.   Mantra #3:  We have an opportunity to make a choice in finding our purpose. Some steps to do so include finding space, grounding, moving the body, practicing radical self-care and getting involved in a purpose-aware community. Jodi mentions her involvement with Modern Elders Academy (LINK). Mantra #4: The “pleasure” of finding purpose in life is renewed, invigorated energy, and a sense of having an important place in the world. Mantra #5: The “pain” of not finding purpose is staying “asleep”, unaware of the lessons to be learned and the possibility of not having a life legacy that makes your heart sing. Mantra #6: Learn through the “six S’s of grief”: silence, swirl, shame, survival, surrender, and shower. Mantra #7: (If you are a woman or a man with a woman), Beware of the “seven dwarfs of menopause”: itchy, bitchy, sweaty, bloaty, sleepy, forgetful, pyscho. Mantra #8: You don’t have to be in the “messy-middle” alone. Jodi loves to support others in the world of philanthropy, environmental conservation, and economic development. More about Jodi Jodi Delaney is a longtime executive in the worlds of philanthropy, entertainment, environmental conservation, and economic development. Currently the Executive Director of the Television Academy Foundation in Los Angeles, her career has spanned five states over 25 years, serving dozens of clients including the Trust for Public Land, Youth Policy Institute, the New Mexico Departments of Economic Development and Cultural Affairs, ABC News, HBO, the Discovery Channel and many others. Starting her career as a television producer and writer in New York City, she transitioned to fundraising and philanthropy across sectors, raising funds for the arts, workforce development, and environmental issues in addition to anti-poverty and diversity initiatives. She is also the Founder of Yatra Yoga International, which facilitated yoga retreats worldwide from 2006-2009, and from that experience created VetsYoga, a specialized yoga practice for military veterans with PTSD. VetsYoga served thousands of veterans via clients including the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the Wounded Warrior Project and the Give Back Yoga Foundation. Jodi is also a certified meditation teacher, reiki level 1, travel addict, single mom and bonus grandmother to four adorable children.   What is fun for Jodi Delaney? Dancing on the beach Hiking in the mountains Playing with children Connecting with high-frequency women at astonishing spas CONNECT WITH JODI Twitter: @jdelaney25 Linked in: Headshot photo is by Stacey Lievens.

Nov 29

33 min 55 sec

As a certified Happiness Ambassador through Marci Shimoff’s Happy for No Reason program, I was thrilled to spend an episode exploring the latest in the science of positive psychology and the happiness movement. My guest today is Becky Morrison. Becky is a mom, wife, and lawyer turned Happiness Coach. Her mission is to spread joy. She believes most people can live happier, easier lives if they get clear on what matters most to them and then develop a plan to do more of that and less of the rest.   We talk about authenticity and her special happiness as we uncover ten mantras for a life filled with joy: Mantra #1: Happiness is not a destination; it is something that you can enjoy along the way. Mantra #2: The definition of the “payoff” for your efforts helps to define your own happiness journey and when you celebrate (hopefully often!). Mantra #3: Shed the “shoulds”. (Mindfulness and slowing down helps this process; also identify who owns the “shoulds” and recognize that you can shed them in the same way that you can take off a jacket, or lighten an unnecessary burden). Mantra #4: We determine our own priorities. (Don't judge the decisions of others about their own priorities). Mantra #5: Be honest and claim (speak publicly about) your priorities. Mantra #6: Align your priorities and your happiness recipe with your current season of life. Mantra #7: Approach your happiness recipe like a fun puzzle. (Not with the energy of running up against a wall). Mantra #8: Honor the wisdom of the body. Mantra #9: Encourage kids to reconnect with who they are. (When they encounter a difficult issue, ask two questions: 1) What can they control? And, 2) What do they want?) Mantra #10: Know your strengths, and apply them to your happiness recipe. About Rebecca Morrison Becky Morrison is a mom, wife, and lawyer turned Happiness Coach. Her mission is to spread joy. She believes most people can live happier, easier lives if they get clear on what matters most to them and then develop a plan to do more of that and less of the rest. If she can help enable people to find clarity and happiness then everyone wins.   People and processes are at the heart of the work that she has done for the last 20+ years in corporations, law firms – as both a lawyer and administrator – and small businesses. Now she’s using that experience coupled with her own journey to help people supercharge their success and happiness by: finding clarity; taking the next steps in their career; overcoming overwhelm; going from idea to action; and, stepping into their authentic leadership presence.   Becky brings together all her learnings in her recently published book ‘The Happiness Recipe: A Powerful Guide to Living What Matters’.     What’s fun for Rebecca: Becky also comes from a basketball family – her husband is a basketball coach and both her kids play as well.   Links

Nov 10

51 min 17 sec

Have you ever been in a situation where you are the expert on something,  yet you are struggling with that very thing? Imagine the terror of being crowned “The Sleep Lady”, but then not being able to sleep! This is the amazing authentic story of my friend Kim West, who comes on the podcast to reveal seven mantras about how we must follow our own intuition and choice for optimal health. Kim West is a mother of two daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past twenty-five years she has personally helped over 20,000 tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone. Gentle Sleep Coach® Training and Certification program in 2010--the first and most comprehensive training program in the world. This program was the start of what is now a global industry- Baby and Child Sleep Consultants.  To date, the Gentle Sleep Coach Training and Certification program is available in 4 languages. Kim has appeared on Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby, and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk,  Parenting, and many others. Mantras: Mantra #1: Everyone needs a different amount of sleep. Mantra #2:   Major medical episodes, such as surgeries, can turn sleep on its head and cause a ripple effect. Mantra #3:  Wellness (sleep included) is not an applied formula. Mantra #4:  Intuition is the key to decoding your own wellness formula. Mantra #5: “Taking a pill” can be done physically, energetically, or metaphorically. Mantra #6: Don't  let anyone stop you from digging deeper when it comes to learning more about your own health. Mantra #7: Share your struggles with the intention of  creating community and helping others More about Kim West Kim West is a mother of two daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or child and family therapist for 27 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past twenty-five years she has personally helped over 20,000 tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone. Kim has appeared on Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby, and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk,  Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post. Kim is the author of three books: “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy”, “ The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “The Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook for Children with Special Needs”. Her first book “The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight” is in its 3 edition and has sold over 140,000 paperback copies. Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching while knowing Kim could not help everyone herself, she started the Gentle Sleep Coach® Training and Certification program in 2010--the first and most comprehensive training program in the world. This program was the start of what is now a global industry- Baby and Child Sleep Consultants.  To date, the Gentle Sleep Coach Training and Certification program is available in 4 languages. What’s fun for Kim Dancing!!! LINKS Follow her on: Instagram: @thesleeplady

Oct 5

23 min 1 sec

Welcome to Episode 111 of the Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons Podcast. I’m your host, Dr. Kathryn Guylay. Learn more about my work at  Get ready to hear a story that just might change your life.   Today's guest, Jennifer Love, a dear friend and bright light on this planet, tells the story of being knocked off the workhorse just a mere 4 months ago.  She went from not being able to walk and needing emergency surgery to sending me a video of her dancing just as we started the interview.  This interview yields 8 mantras that will allow you to leverage what Jennifer learned during her healing journey so that you can create more magic and healing in your own life. Since Jennifer is a money therapist, she also weaves into the story how emotions have to do with money and how we can harness our emotions and money for a better life.  Jennifer also provides an amazing recipe for Alchemy - “a recipe to turn a pile of crap into a pot of gold”. See below for the recipe. Mantras: Mantra #1:  Show up for others- it matters Mantra #2:  Trust your intuition Mantra #3:  Manage your mindset to create your own reality Mantra #4:  Meet your pain -rather than trying to escape it Mantra #5: Give your own light to your body for healing.  (Jennifer describes the energy work she did on herself during her recovery process) Mantra #6: Don't necessarily accept a diagnosis you don't align with Mantra #7: Create micro intentions on your journey Mantra #8: Find joy in everyday life Jennifer’s “Alchemy recipe” to turn a pile of crap into a pot of gold: - allow yourself to be held and soften - go inside - welcome the pain and here any messages it might have for you - open your arms to the community around you - choose your reality - breathe - vision a brighter better future - manifest your vision into reality Jennifer’s work as a money therapist shows us that when it comes to money, your decisions are 90% based on emotion and 10% based on logic.  Thus the importance of harnessing your emotions. Jennifer's the nature of money show/ podcast: The living wealthy quiz on Jennifer's website:   More about Jennifer Love  Award winning, 5x career entrepreneur with 20+ years under her comfy Keds (she retired her high heels years ago), Jennifer Love is a thought leader with a heart that matches her name. Her degrees, training, and research in human and organizational behavioral psychology are the foundation for her clinical work. She’s currently the visionary CEO of the Living Wealthy Institute, helping world leaders develop a healthy relationship with wealth free from overwhelm and anxiety by following a regenerative money equation for a holistic and nourishing experience. Leaders who know how to raise, manage, grow and contribute money can live soulful, wealthy lives to become allies for future generations to come. She believes ANYTHING is possible while remaining grounded in science and real business practices and hard financial analytics. On a given day, Jennifer can be found diving deep with a leader in a private money therapy session, taking long contemplative walks and hikes through nature, guiding groups of leaders through workshops and retreats, serving as a guest judge for entrepreneurial events like Startup Weekend, speaking on stage as a Wealth Philosopher, in her art studio shaping her artistic magic onto canvas, preparing entrepreneurs how to land a deal on Shark Tank, working behind the scenes on shows like: Biz Fix with Marcus Lemonis, in her writing studio developing a book or paper, meeting with community leaders and government officials, negotiating with investors (she’s helped raise $100M+), advising leaders of Fortune 200 companies and celebrities through her Living Wealthy Model, OR simply being at home enjoying time with her sweetheart John, her fur-baby Maggie, and her adored garden of plants. She is beloved by those around her because she gets results. As a former client once said, “With Jennifer, the only possible outcome is success.” What’s fun for Jennifer Being in nature, conversation with friends, arts

Sep 8

28 min 54 sec

What a delight to share this episode with my friend and longevity superstar Dr. Robyn Benson. We discuss her work in longevity and how you can incorporate regenerative medicine techniques into your wellness routine. We summarize topics with 6 mantras that will help you to create more energy and look and feel 10 years younger. Mantra #1:  Regenerative medicine is all about getting a fresh start. Mantra #2:  Regenerative medicine is about getting more energy from your mitochondria. Mantra #3:  Regenerative medicine includes oxidative medicine which involves employing nutrition, hydration, exercise, mindfulness, and supplements to reduce oxidative stress in the body. Mantra #4: Regenerative medicine involves the detoxification of the body.   Some of Dr. Robyn’s favorite tools include HBOT, sauna, cranial stimulation, and PEMF. She first measures levels of detoxification, looking at hormones, blood work, and stool analysis. See/hear my interview with Dr. Jason Sonners: See/hear my interview with Sunlighten CEO Connie Zack: Mantra #5: Create a self-care kit. Dr. Robyn suggests emulsified oregano oil, vitamin D, and vitamin C for starters. Dr. Robyn recommends ADP by nutribiotics research: Mantra #6: Amp up your self-care and longevity routines by including cutting-edge therapies such as PRP, exosomes, ozone therapy, IV therapy, and Prolozone therapy. More about Robyn Benson Dr. Robyn Benson is a Regenerative medicine specialist, author, speaker, and founder of Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine and Destination Regenerate. For 28 years, she has applied her knowledge of PRP, acupuncture, herbs, IV therapies, Ozone, and leading-edge energy medicine to help patients get out of pain, restore sexual function and look and feel 10 years younger naturally. Dr. Benson is the podcast host of Younger, the Art, and Science of Youthful Aging. What is fun for Dr. Robyn? ● Never evers.  Novelty, things I have never done before.    ● Hanging out with change-makers in the world ● Deep connecting with loved ones ● Dancing to 50, 60s and 70's music ● Traveling to countries exploring new cultures (food, arts....) LINKS     Robyn all Social Media!/RobynBensonDOM Self Care Revolution Social Media Youtube –  Facebook –  Twitter –  LinkedIn –

Aug 4

46 min 28 sec

What fun to talk to Shawn Wells just following his appearance at the 2021 Sun Valley Wellness Festival in my hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. Shawn was part of a panel discussion exploring the healing benefits of plant medicines. Our interview covers some philosophical insights that undoubtedly connect his time in Sun Valley with his fantastic recent book, The Energy Formula. You’ll hear that the structure for The Energy Formula came about through an almost magical process. ENERGY is an acronym that stands for Experiment, Nutrition, Exercise, Routine, Growth, and Your Tribe. The book is Shawn’s magnum opus and incorporates hundreds of scientific citations. The book includes chapter summaries, shares a resources guide, and provides a “formulators corner” for each chapter. Shawn wrote- and rewrote- this book during the 2020 covid-19 pandemic. HIs creative endeavors allowed him to turn what was a very fearful and paralyzing situation (for many) into a process to help others. The interview yields 10 “mantras” that will allow you to navigate your life post-pandemic with more grace, health, and fun. Mantra #1: You can be your own best -and worst -critic. Shawn talks about how he balanced these inner voices to create the best version of his book. Mantra #2: You can only give to others from an overflowing cup. Make sure not to deplete your cup and practice self-care and self-acceptance. Mantra #3: Engage your inner child in your creative endeavors. Mantra #4: Consider taking “hustle,” grind,” even “work” out of your vocabulary; can you replace them with “ease,” “flow,” “fun.: and even “play”? Mantra #5: Using the above mantra, shift from “inner work” into “inner play”. Mantra #6: Chase your own “hell yeses”. Mantra #7: Communicating your own needs is essential to the healing process. Mantra #8: Grant yourself grace. Mantra #9: Get past the polarization in today's dialogue; release attachment to something being either “right” or “wrong”. Mantra #10: Release judgment and ask open-ended questions when presented with ideas that differ from your own. More about Shawn Wells Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on health optimization. He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients including Teacrine, Dynamine, and Dihydroberberine and is now known as the Ingredientologist - the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements. He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor. As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries and podcasts like Ben Greenfield and regularly on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience greater resilience and more energy through utilizing his practical research-backed solutions. His book, "The ENERGY Formula" has been recognized by both USA Today and Forbes as well as an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories. What is fun for Shawn? Doubles volleyball, basketball, music, singing, action/sci-fi, Kenny's Burgers, my dog Maya, and connecting with all the amazing people in this health & wellness space! LINKS Instagram: YouTube: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter: Pinterest: THE ENERGY FORMULA BOOK: Book Home Page: Book Bonuses: WEBSITE: Downloadable Guides, Blogs: Newsletter - Biohacking, Supplements, Keto & more: HIRE SHAWN: Formulations and Novel ingredient Design:

Jul 28

45 min 18 sec

I am thrilled to share this interview with Paleofx founder Michelle Norris which yields a whopping 14 mantras to support your wellness and life. We walk through the important lessons of Michelle’s role as a Mama Bear for her own family as well as her company and event, Paelofx. Michelle is a former corporate warrior, trained chef, and multi-potentialite whose personal health issues and struggles with traditional medicine inspired her to upend the way the world tackles health, wellness, and prosperity. Enjoy the show and these amazing mantras: Mantra #1:  Embrace your authentic feminine Goddess aspects (nurturing, vulnerability, receptivity, etc.) to achieve greater success in business and life. Mantra #2: Responding is different than reacting. Reacting is when you are unable to hear/listen to the story and the other person’s point of view.  We talked about a model that suggests that “action” is about recognizing when you are in reaction. You can then move to interaction and proaction in order to co-create for the better good of all. Mantra #3: We can only control our response- everything else is uncertain. Mantra #4: Influence is different than control (and influence is superior to control as there is really no such thing as control). Mantra #5: Triggered moments are the best times to keep one’s mouth shut. Mantra #6: When you are triggered by someone else, try the mirroring exercise from Primal Uprising. Mantra #7: Escaping the zoo is all about keeping an open mind, asking questions, and avoiding fear and polarization. The Primal Uprising Litmus Test questions and the end of each chapter provide provocative questions to help you explore a path to escape the constructs of the Human Zoo. Mantra #8: Each person is sovereign. Mantra #9: Programming starts in childhood and is maintained by fear and polarization. We talked about a conversation between Harry Massey of NES and Dr. Bruce Lipton and the influence of theta brain states (suggestibility of childhood and how we are programmed. This interview also talks about how we can interrupt the program to pursue our desires and dreams. Mantra #10: Find a tribe that will challenge you with an open mind and will hold you accountable for progress. We talked about the difference between the url (online connection) vs. the “irl” (In Real Person). Find out about the next here: Mantra #11: Divergent ideas create evolution. Mantra #12: Paleo is about (holistically) removing toxins from your life.  Mantra #13: The Paleofx model includes 7 Pillars of Health, as follows:                      1. Physical health 2. Mental health 3. Emotional health 4. Spiritual health 5. Financial health 6. Relational health 7. Tribal health Mantra #14: COVID was a wake-up call that health has to be a priority. More about Michelle Norris Michelle is a former corporate warrior, trained chef, and multi-potentialite whose personal health issues and struggles with traditional medical orthodoxy inspired her to upend the way the world tackles health, wellness, and prosperity. She soon became one of Paleo’s most outspoken evangelists, then co-founded and is now CEO of Paleo f(x)TM, the largest Paleo event in the world. She’s a passionate speaker, motivator, and guiding light to those seeking deliverance from a broken healthcare system and disabled economic system.  Having left the corporate grind far behind, she is now a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, and a tireless firebrand for advancing the Paleo movement; a cultural reawakening of self-empowerment for the 21st century. Having survived the death of her 22-year-old daughter, Michelle knows what it’s like to fight back from an overwhelming loss. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she used the tragedy as a catalyst for her to “put up or shut up”, and follow through with her vision of leaving the economic status quo behind, and becoming a self-made entrepreneur. All this, at the pit of the housing market crash of 2008. Her belief, you can always find beauty among the ashes. What’s fun for Michelle: Helping someone find the keys to their cell door and get free of their imprisonment in the Human Zoo.  Empowering people to take back their personal sovereignty. LINKS

Jul 14

44 min 18 sec

This episode releases at a time when news reports share that many of the US population has gained an average of 10-15 pounds during the time of the COVID19 lockdown. We discuss how putting wellness at the top of your list of priorities is more important than ever. Our guest, celebrity wellness professional, physician, and author Dr. Ann Kulze shares with us some inspiring tips to get us all back on the path to wellness, freedom, and fun. We summarize topics with 5 mantras that will help you to create more energy and vibrancy in your life. Enjoy the show! Mantra #1: COVID is yet another reminder from the universe that we must prioritize wellness. Mantra #2: To create positive change, we can work either top-down (advocacy, policy, etc.) or bottom-up (education, community, etc.). Both Dr. Ann and I work more from the bottom-up approach. See Dr. Ann’s school for wellness: Kathryn’s nonprofit for nutrition education: Mantra #3: Digital delivery/technology has allowed everyday access to world-class teachers. Ann’s school has a wealth of classes from basic education to specialized classes on sleep, brain health, gut health, and more. Mantra #4: Brain health sets the bar; Dr. Ann refers to the brain as the COO of our wellness team. It weighs only about 2% of total body weight yet uses about 25% of our energy needs/calories. Mantra #5: The gut is the CEO of our wellness team; it regulates appetite, immune function, and inflammation. Dr. Ann refers to a wonderful book by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, Fiber Fueled: Don’t miss Dr. Ann’s discussion of how she not only “walks her talk” when it comes to wellness, she runs! Here about a typical day in the life of Dr. Ann. More about Dr. Ann Kulze Dr. Ann is a best-selling author, physician, and highly sought motivational speaker in the areas of nutrition and healthy living. She received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she received numerous academic honors and graduated as the valedictorian of her class. With her formal training in both nutrition and medicine, along with extensive “hands on” experience as a wife, mother of 4, and expert in the kitchen, Dr. Ann has distinguished herself as a one-of-a-kind “real world” nutrition and wellness authority. Dr. Ann is the author of six books including her best-selling, award-winning Eat Right for Life series. She has been featured in many national media outlets including the Dr. Oz show, Oprah and Friends Radio, Time Magazine, USA Weekend, NPR, and Prevention Magazine, amongst many others. Hundreds of businesses, including some of the country’s most prestigious medical centers, have used her books to guide their employees to better health. With her online Healthy Living School and her e-courses, she is taking her unmatched ability to inspire and educate to even greater heights. What’s fun for Dr. Ann: Adventures in Nature - hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking. LINKS

Jun 14

46 min 29 sec

Episode Title: Experience Everyday Awakening with Sam Liebowitz In this episode, you’ll learn ten powerful mantras about how you can bring more joy and presence into your everyday life. We are joined by Sam Liebowitz, known as The Conscious Consultant. Sam is also a facilitator, mentor, speaker, healer, and serial entrepreneur. Sam weaves in powerful tips for raising your awareness and consciousness as we talk through lessons from his recent #1 best-selling empowerment book, Everyday Awakening. Here are the ten mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Life happens for us, not to ss. Mantra #2: Pain comes from loss and because of our attachments. We discuss a process that Sam facilitates with Laurie Seymour on “letting go of attachments”. Please see my recent interview with Laurie on the Positive on Publishing Podcsat about Cultivating Your Creative Intelligence: Mantra #3: Letting go of attachments can open up the door to freedom. Mantra #4: Loss is transformation. Mantra #5: Don’t judge your experiences as either “good” or “bad”. Mantra #6: Presence is the key to connection. Mantra #7: Failure is how we learn. Mantra #8: We are not broken, and we don't need to be fixed. Mantra #9: We are all perfectly imperfect Mantra #10: Enjoy the journey. More about Sam Liebowitz Sam Liebowitz, known as The Conscious Consultant, is a facilitator, mentor, speaker, healer, serial entrepreneur and author of the #1 best-selling empowerment book, Everyday Awakening. He has been in business since 1993 and has owned several successful businesses. His current ventures include Talking Alternative Broadcasting, and Double Diamond Wellness in Manhattan. Sam has lectured in several venues in New York City, including being a featured speaker at TEDxUpperWestSide in 2016. What’s fun for Sam: Fun: Surprising people when they least expect it! Links

Jun 9

37 min 39 sec

Sit tight on your meditation mat and put a smile on your face. I believe you’ll enjoy this interview with the founder of Ziva Meditation, Emily Fletcher. We move through 8 mantras that will help you to “Stress Less, Accomplish More” (the title of Emily’s bestselling book) in your daily life. Emily’s definition of “mantra” is different from how I use mantras to create take-aways from the show, so listen for her special description of how she uses mantras in her Ziva meditation practice (as a “mind vehicle”). I might have butchered this Chinese Proverb during the interview, but Emily and I don’t shoot for perfection in our fun and lighthearted conversation. Here is the proverb as described just slightly more accurately: “When there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person. When there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the house. When there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world." ~ Chinese Proverb Here are the eight mantras from our discussion: Mantra #1: Happiness is an inside job. Mantra #2: Don't get stuck in the “I'll be happy when” syndrome. I discuss this also in episode 96 with “play expert” Jeff Harry: Mantra #3: Be selfish. (Emily discusses the happy wife=happy life, and happy mom-happy home sayings. Also, there is nothing very sexy about being a martyr.) Mantra #4: Don't suffer in silence. (You’ll love Emily’s description of her very special “Suffy Awards”. Mantra #5: Stress makes you stupid, sick, and slow. Meditation is a wonderful solution. Mantra #6: Feel to heal. This includes kiddos too, and there is a wonderful connection between Emily’s work with Ziva Kids and what recent guest Finnian Kelly talked about when he said “if there is one thing we should teach kids in school, it is how to feel). See Finnian’s interview here: Mantra #7: Overcome the “I can’t do it” obstacle, otherwise know as the “I’m a meditation failure”. Mantra #8: Let meditation bring you abundance. Manifestation is the yummy dessert of the Ziva Meditation technique. The “appetizer” is mindfulness, while the “main course” is meditation. More about Emily Fletcher Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for performance. She has taught over 40,000 people the skill of meditation. She is an international speaker and author. Her best-selling book, Stress Less, Accomplish More, debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon and has been translated into 12 languages. The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Vogue, and ABC have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch and has spoken at Apple, Google, and Harvard Business School. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, & Emmy award winners, Navy SEALS & NBA players. The Ziva Technique is a powerful combination of mindfulness, meditation, and manifesting designed to help you get better at life, not meditation. What’s fun for Emily: One-song dance parties; seeing my students’ successes; getting better at life! LINKS Website:; IG @zivameditation; FB: join us in the Ziva Community group; Book:

May 19

41 min 45 sec

In this episode, we Make Brain Waves Fun. With our guest, Dr. Jackie Kilraine, we explore more about genetics/epigenetics and precision medicine to optimize the human system. This interview is part of a series that includes interviews with Aperion founders Dr. Dan Stickler and Dr. Mickra Hamilton, genetics panel creators David Krantz (endocannabinoids) and Andrea Lahti (neurotransmitters), and Apeiron medical provider Ryan Lester. Today’s guest, Dr. Jacke Kilraine, is the Director of Neurotechnolgoies at Aperion Zoh and the CEO of Expressing Optima. Dr. Jackie covers neurofeedback, sleep, gamma, and much more, through the process of sharing seven mantras: Mantra #1: Neurofeedback is about training the brain through its reward system (and it is work!). Mantra #2: Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE), on the other hand, is passive. Dr. Jackie mentions the MindAlive system, and we also mention Lucia Light: MindAlive: Lucia: Mantra #3: All brain waves have their purpose and function. Mantra #4: The gateway to Gamma is through Theta. “Theta is the Magic Carpet to Gamma.” Mantra #5: Gamma waves are associated with creativity (“aha” moments) as well as healing (Dr. Kilraine discusses studies that show that Gamma waves can reduce amyloid plaques in the brain). Mantra #6: COMT is a high-impact SNP ( single nucleotide polymorphism). We discuss the Warrior vs Warrior terminology. See more at this link: Mantra #7: A holistic approach can solve multiple things at once while bringing more joy to life. More about Dr. Jackie Kilraine Dr. Jackie Kilraine is highly skilled at solving complex problems using a very individualized approach. This approach is designed to restore energy, remove fear, regain clarity and help clients look and feel ten years younger. She is the Director of Neurotechnologies at Apeiron Zoh and the CEO of Expressing Optima and and her nonprofit, The Free Brain Initiative. She is the author of the Expressing Optima journal which is part of her Rediscovering You program and co-author of the Codes of Longevity. Rediscovering You is designed for women to reclaim their joy and passion and to live life to the fullest to enhance their own life as well as the lives of those they love and serve. Dr. Jackie is the proud mother of 3 amazing boys and shares her home with her dogs Luna and Stella and three curious cats. She loves to do anything outdoors especially if it involves water. LINKS Research: What’s fun for Jackie: Kayaking, floating, hiking, new challenges

May 5

37 min 3 sec

This episode was recorded from “mountain” to “mountain” with Finnian in Aspen, CO, and Kathryn in her hometown of Sun Valley, ID. We bring you nine mantras to create more intentionality into your life, including more intentional relationships, leadership, and love. Finnian reminds us that the time for Intentionality is NOW; the world is changing at a rapid pace and our roles as humans are also shifting. The new generations will be charged with the task of creating sustainable peace and wellbeing on our planet. Here are the nine mantras for a more intentional life: Mantra #1: Don’t put your own pressure/projection on to the younger generation (let them make their own choices) Mantra #2: Be careful of your language, even if it is positive (as it can create labels and even “conditional love”) Mantra #3: Life is not linear, and there is no rush! Mantra #4: Take out your emotional “garbage” on an ongoing basis (don’t suppress emotions) Mantra #5: Use “tools” to release and process emotions: 1) shaking/movement, 2) breathwork, 3) meditation, 4) emotional clearing, 5) grounding, and 6) serotonin-building sunlight. Mantra #6: Think of spirituality purely as a way to know yourself better. Spirituality is also a means to experience the wonders of life. Mantra #7: Be open, not rigid (see tools in Mantra #5) Mantra #8: Use curiosity to connect across the generational gaps Mantra #9: Choose love over fear. This link discusses the “map of consciousness” and tells the story of the “pond skim”: More about Finnian Kelly Finnian Kelly is a world-renowned keynote speaker on Intentionality, a retreat facilitator, and a 1:1 Executive Coach. He has been dubbed the ‘Business Mystic’ and is the creator of, a unique framework Finnian uses to guide people to be purposeful and aligned in their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors so they can feel more love in their lives. As an entrepreneur, Finnian built and exited two multi-million dollar companies in the financial industry. He’s the Creator and Chief Visionary Officer of and also a retreat facilitator providing entrepreneurs with unique, mind-shifting experiences so they can awaken and connect deeply with their business and their true self. As an Undercover Angel in the popular National Geographic documentary series, he was dropped into an underprivileged community to discover their core issues, build trust and come up with a project that would support their needs. He funded the entire program himself and worked with community leaders to form a family education center in Fakulteta, Bulgaria. LINKS

Apr 28

47 min 2 sec

In this episode, we continue our series on genetics/epigenetics and optimization of the human system. This series includes interviews with Aperion founders Dr. Dan Stickler and Dr. Mickra Hamilton, genetics panel creator David Krantz, Aperion medical provider and peptide expert Ryan Lester, and neurotransmitter panel creator Andrea Lahti (today’s interview). As we did in the David Krantz interview (specific to endocannabinoids), we dive into an actual analysis of genetic data (mine, about my brain!) and how it informs us about actions to optimize the human system. We have six mantras from the show. Mantra #1: Neurotransmitters are like an orchestra creating a symphony in the brain. Mantra #2: The obstacles to having one’s individual genes analyzed (cost, access) are getting lower and lower every day. Mantra #3: There is no such thing as a “depression gene” (our brains and emotions are much more complex than that). Mantra #4: A genetics analysis is not scary- it can in fact be validating. Mantra #5: An epigenetics coach incorporates the client’s goals as the basis for a genetics read with epigenetics interventions. Mantra #6: The Neurotransmitter panel from Aperion and NeuroEpiGenetix/ Andrea Lahti includes 20 biochemical signals that helps an individual better understand their brain: Seratonin Dopamine Epinephrine norepinephrine Histamine Glutamine Gaba Glycine Acetylcholine Anandamide Cytokines Endorphins Enkephline Prodynorphin (Dynorphin) Nociceptin Neuropeptide S Neuropeptide Y Oxytocin Adenosine Nitric Oxide. Andrea has spent years developing this panel and has focused recently on the complexity and yet simplicity of serotonin. Researchers have known for decades that sunlight affects serotonin, as it's the oldest neurotransmitter in living organisms. Yet, how many psychiatrists prescribe sunlight? From Andrea: “Being in the mental health field, I can tell you I haven't heard of any of them prescribing sunlight or blue light exposure, but it really does help people.” More about Andrea Lahti Andrea Lahti is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Epigenetic Coach. She studied genetics and ethics as an undergrad at the University of South Carolina, then pursued her Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina, to gain skills in being an informative and protective liaison between cutting-edge technology and people’s everyday lives. She has years of experience as a medical social worker to help people balance emotional, mental and physical aspects of their health. Recently, she completed a state-of-the-art genetic panel for neurotransmitter insight - the NeuroEpiGenetix panel - to help guide clients in balancing everything from mental and emotional to physical health. She uses a systems approach to provide a mix of state-of-the-art technology, education, products and services to help people understand the way their bodies and minds function so they can make changes that will help them feel their best. What’s fun for Andrea: Pushing yourself beyond what you think are your limits and being successful (and safe)! For me, that includes running, driving motorcycles, mountain biking, skiing, and hang gliding. LINKS Peak Xpression on FB

Apr 7

43 min 17 sec

In this episode, we talk with “glow getter” Sunlighten CEO Connie Zack. She shines through the interview as we discuss the touching genesis story of Sunlighten (her brother’s healing journey from mercury poisoning), the unique healing aspects of infrared light, and the incorporation of sound healing into the Sunlighten sauna system. We have four powerful mantras from the show. Mantra #1: Healing can be fun and comfortable Mantra #2: Healing can be effortless Mantra #3: Healing can be accessible to all - IF we can be creative Mantra #4: Surround yourself with people that fill up your bucket More about Connie Zack Connie Zack started Sunlighten in a basement in 2002. Along with her husband Aaron, they have grown the business dramatically over the last 16 years. Today, from its Overland Park Kansas headquarters, Sunlighten develops, designs, and retails infrared light therapies. The company's unique patented Far Infrared technology, and more recently 3 in 1 Infrared light therapies, are globally transforming wellness. Sunlighten headquarters is also home to Sunlight Day Spa, a premium customer-centric spa experience with focus on holistic healing. Connie is a St. Louis MO native, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Indiana University and also studied Italian and French. Connie has always had a passion for communication and does not believe language should be a barrier. Connie and Aaron reside in Leawood KS with their two boys, Hudson and Aiden. LINKS Information about Sunlighten saunas: Sound healing book: Next human book (Connie’s brother’s book): Krisstina Wise Episode: Mary Shores Episode: Lisa Williams Episode: More about the healing power of sweating:

Mar 17

45 min 28 sec

In this episode, we continue our series on genetics/epigenetics and precision medicine to optimize the human system. This series includes interviews with Aperion founders Dr. Dan Stickler and Dr. Mickra Hamilton, genetics panel creators David Krantz (endocannabinoids) and Andrea Lahti (neurotransmitters), and today’s guest and Apeiron medical provider Ryan Lester. Ryan is a healthcare provider on the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity. Ryan also knows how to have fun. Here are some of his favorite fun activities:: -Talking all things health optimization and longevity -Watching and playing sports -Learning how to learn -Teaching -Playing with children and dogs -Listening to music -Watching live music -Watching movies -Laughing with friends -Hiking and experiencing nature -Pushing myself physically -Training for a physical goal -Traveling to new places We have six powerful mantras from the interview. Mantra #1: Recognize words in the vocabulary of the evolved health provider: “spiritual” and “soul” are examples Mantra #2: Focus on the four pillars for optimal epigenetic interventions (links provided by Kathryn based on recent blogs and info) 1) sleep 2) stress (this blog is about spiritual practices to manage stress) 3) nutrition 4) exercise Mantra #3: Incorporate genetic data to allow for customization of supplements, peptides and more precision interventions Mantra #4: Look at the right data points before making a pharmaceutical intervention (our discussion on cholesterol and looking at 1) LDL particle number, 2) APO-B, which is a proxy for LDL particle number, and 3) Lp (a). Mantra #5: Start early when it comes to precision medicine (Ryan recommended individuals in their early 20s); traditional panels could be catching symptoms over a decade too late Mantra #6: Start with each individual’s goals for precision medicine (what is their “why”). More about Ryan Lester Ryan has been a Physician Assistant for over a decade and is on the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of health optimization and human longevity. He received his medical degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. Over the last decade he has specialized in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic and Joint Reconstruction Surgery. He has studied Dietary Epigenetics at Stanford University, is a certified Epigenetic Coach and holds a certification in the clinical application of advanced peptide therapies. He has partnered with The Apeiron Center for Human Potential in Austin, TX in working with clients to elevate their health and well being through genomics based, Precision Performance Medicine that leverages the latest in cutting edge genetic/epigenetic science, nervous system assessments, blood analysis, biometric monitoring, hormone optimization, and lifestyle design. LINKS

Mar 10

33 min 32 sec

In this episode, we continue our series on genetics/epigenetics and optimization of the human system. We feature Dr. Dan Stickler and Dr. Mickra Hamilton, the founders of Aperion Zoh. This series includes interviews with genetics panel creators David Krantz (endocannabinoids) and Andrea Lahti (neurotransmitters), as well as Austin center Aperion medical provider and peptide expert Ryan Lester. We have six powerful mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Humans are evolving based on wellness optimization and complex systems (be open to transformation) Mantra #2: The evolved human requires a healthcare system that is not broken (our current system is broken and may not be fixable) Mantra #3: Change is not linear Mantra #4: When it comes to genetics, the important word is “variation” (not “mutation”!) Mantra #5: Genetic information does not have to be scary; it can in fact be validating and positively motivating Mantra #6: Transformation must start now so that we can help future generations for the sake of humanity More about Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Sticker Dr. Mickra Hamilton is CEO & Co-Founder of Apeiron Zoh Corporation, a Precision Performance Ecosystem that Curates Limitless Expression. A Systems Designer and creative disruptor in the field of Precision Human Performance she informs a new paradigm of what is possible for human flourishing and purposeful evolution. Dr. Hamilton speaks internationally on the focus areas of the epigenetics of the human system and environment, breathing science, conscious leadership and peak psychophysiological performance. A decorated retired Colonel, Hamilton spent 30 years in the USAFR, as a Systems Strategist and Human Performance Subject Matter Expert. Leveraging this experience she works with a complex systems approach for data driven precision to optimize human and corporate performance and potential. Her contributions assist aware individuals, conscious corporations and international organizations to create system enhancements which drive impact and create global change. Genetics and epigenetic lifestyle strategies along with scientific research, advanced biologics and leading edge technologies are key components of this approach. These powerful strategies target the physiological, emotional, mental, and energetic aspects of the “human system” to enhance life, improve relationships with the internal and external environment and impact the collective environment. Dr. Hamilton leverages thirty years of experience in the field of psychoacoustics for research and development activities in Apeiron’s R & D Division. Current development focuses on 3-D soundscape/naturescape virtual reality programming and breath/heart/brain entrainment to restore systems equilibrium and create beneficial shifts in states of consciousness. Apeiron’s acoustic research aims to create advanced technology that works with the “human system” to restore resonance and propel the advancement of human evolution. Dr. Daniel L. Stickler is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of The Apeiron Center for Human Potential and Chief Science Officer for Apeiron Academy. He is the pioneer behind systems-based precision performance medicine, a new paradigm that re-defines medicine from the old symptoms based disease model to one of limitless peak performance in all aspects of life. A physician to high-performing executives and entrepreneurs who want to upgrade their current state, he’s also an author, speaker, blogger and podcaster. He is the Medical Director for the Neurohacker Collective, a Google consultant for wearable technology, epigenetics, and AI in healthcare and a guest lecturer at Stanford University on Epigenetics in Clinical Practice. In 2008, a new world opened through the lens of genetics and epigenetics and his near obsession like fascination of the potentials for personalized human systems design led to the realization that we truly have the ability within us to take charge of our destiny and become the architects of our evolution. Links Apeiron Zoh: Apeiron-certified coaches:

Feb 10

44 min 12 sec

In this episode, we start our series on genetics/epigenetics and optimization of the human system. This series includes interviews with Aperion founders Dr. Dan Stickler and Dr. Mickra Hamilton, genetics panel creator David Krantz (today’s interview on endocannabinoids) genetics panel creator Andrea Lahti (upcoming interview on neurotransmitters), and Aperion medical provider and peptide expert Ryan Lester. Today’s guest is David Krantz. He is an award-winning health innovator and Epigenetics coach. What’s fun for David: Life! getting to experience all the facets of it and continue to break down the illusion of internal/external and self/non-self. We have four powerful mantras from the show. Then we dive into an actual analysis of genetic data (mine!) and how it informs us about actions to optimize the human system. Mantra #1: Be open to nudges from the universe. Mantra #2: Recognize that epigenetics coaching is a fun form of biohacking. Mantra #3: Embrace the idea of fine-tuning the human system through customized epigenetics coaching. Mantra #4: Remember that genetics are not your destiny. Epigenetics empowers you to take control of your health and life. Video demonstration where we walk through the endocannabinoid genetic panel: INSERT More about David Krantz David Krantz is a certified Epigenetic Coach and sought-after expert in the field of individualized nutrition and peak performance. David is best known for developing a test in collaboration with Apeiron Genomics that helps people understand their unique response to cannabinoids. He was nominated in 2019 as a Top 100 Health innovator by the International Forum For Healthcare Advancement and in 2020 launched a comprehensive training program on cannabis nutrigenetics for health practitioners and industry professionals. A lifelong musician, David sees the various systems of the body as parts of a complex symphony and has a passion for helping people fine-tune those parts to create resonant health and wellness. Links IG: @wholesystemshealth Apeiron-certified coaches:

Feb 3

47 min 48 sec

In this episode, money expert Krisstina Wise shares tips on how we can be wealthy and WELL at the same time. Krisstina’s health and wealth have afforded her a new summer home in Park City, Utah, and I’m so excited to share some mountain moments with her and mountain mantras with you. We have eight mantras from the show: Mantra #1: The answer to the question, “how much money is enough money?” is NOT simply…”more”. Mantra #2: Get in touch with the sensation of being satisfied (when you've had enough food to eat, when you feel good enough, etc.) Mantra #3: Practice gratitude for the universe, self, and others to heal deep (subconscious) issues around money - likely developed during early childhood. Mantra #4: There is an important intersection of wealth and health. Mantra #5: There are three categories of life that you can't opt-out of: 1)health, 2) money and 3) relationships. Mantra #6: There is no magic pill, modality or doctor that will “fix” your health; the key is listening to your body, having an ongoing conversation with it, to understand its needs Mantra #7: Have patience. You can't rush your healing (note from Kathryn: a great song by Trevor Hall). Mantra #8: Don't stop dreaming, while being content with the present moment. More about Krisstina Wise Krisstina Wise has made it her life's work to master money. She is a self-made multi-millionaire with the equivalent of at least two PhDs of intense study with some of the business world's most sage and seasoned mentors. Her training and experience has built proven systems that work-- in both good and challenging times. After nearly losing her life in 2013 and spending almost half a million dollars to recover, her mission is now to inspire others to build extraordinary wealth and optimal health. Named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the country, she has been featured in USA TODAY and recognized by Apple and Evernote for her creative leadership with emerging technologies. Krisstina is an international speaker and award-winning author of the Amazon bestseller "Falling For Money," a romance novel for your bank account. She may wear athletic clothes and a baseball cap for almost any occasion, but don't let that fool you...Financial sovereignty means the freedom to choose. Krisstina chooses to show up in a baseball cap instead of a Lamborghini, even though she could choose the latter. Learn more about her money school for micro-business owners at Links krisstina.(free gift)

Jan 21

46 min 2 sec

In this episode, “play expert” Jeff Harry joins up with “fun expert” Dr. Kathryn Guylay for some actionable, transformational steps to a better year in 2021 and beyond. Listen for this amazing quote that Jeff shares from Steven Johnson: “You will find the future where people are having the most fun.” We have seven mantras from the show, but first, a Warning: You can get exactly what you want, and not be happy. Here are the seven mantras: Mantra #1: To avoid the “I'll be happy when” syndrome, remember the quote: “expectations is the thief of joy”. Mantra #2: Let go of expectations when they don't serve you (Jeff explains the paper airplane exercise he does with some clients). Mantra #3: In every decision, we can claim Who We Are….Or try to (endlessly and needlessly) chase our worth. Mantra #4: Increase your fun, joy, and play “index” through a review of your day, week, month, and year. (If your index needs a boost, use gratitude, appreciation, and curiosity to find more fun, joy, and play moving forward). Mantra #5: Follow two steps to increase play right away: 1) self-soothe first (shower, music, walk, etc.), and then 2) get bored, then curious; get ready to meet your inner child! Mantra #6: Leverage your own community of friends to find more play. Reach out to them and ask two questions: 1) what value do I bring to you and your life? and 2) when have you seen me most alive? Mantra #7: Remember that every conversation is an option: do you choose a transaction or a transformation? More about Jeff Harry Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His play work has most recently been featured in the NY Times article: How Do We Add More Play To Our Grown-Up Life - Even Now. He has also been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN. While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it's when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world. Links Dr. Anna Cabeca interview (more information about Oxytocin): Dr. Gay Hendricks interview (more about The Big Leap and Conscious Luck): NYT article: Book: The Big Leap Book: Conscious Luck Book: The Rise of Superman (about Flow) Book: Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Jan 6

44 min 11 sec

In this episode, biologist Dr. Rebecca shares her amazing 360 feedback app, icueity. You will also gain many insights about the ancestral and instinctual aspects of the brain which makes feedback such an important part of feeling safe in order to unleash our limitless potential. We have seven mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Spread happy. Homemade ice cream recipe: Dairy-free ice cream recipe: Mantra #2: Spread your long term legacy. (What do you want to spread?) Mantra #3: Feedback is fantastic (and helps with the fight, flight, or freeze response). Mantra #4: Lack of feedback is scary (and triggers the survival or reptilian part of our brains). Mantra #5: Be aware of your Kryptonite. Mantra #6: Weaknesses are not permanent, pervasive, or personal. Mantra #7: Replace those ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) with PETS (Practiced Enlighted Thoughts). More about Dr. Rebecca Heiss Rebecca knows fear. As a biologist and stress expert, Dr. Rebecca Heiss is dedicated to helping us become self-aware and overcome our instinctual limitations – the ancient, often subconscious fears that hold us back from our optimal performance and our happiest lives. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation and it is waking up audiences around the world. As an author (Instinct, April 2021), founder and CEO of the 360-review mobile application, icueity, and highly sought-after professional speaker, Rebecca has found her calling in helping others recognize the power of biological applications in their lives. A former educator, Dr. Heiss spent much of her earlier career in the classroom at both the high school and college levels and was recruited to be a founding member of an innovative charter school with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking and impact-based learning. Rebecca has been honored to speak internationally on her work, including multiple TEDx talks. Her “fear(less)” message inspires hope and actionable insights to train our brain to work for us, rather than against us in times of uncertainty. With surprising humor and palpable energy, no matter if Dr. Heiss is delivering virtually or on stage, she wins over audiences around the world with her interactive, inspiring, and timely takeaways. She lives in South Carolina with her spoiled rotten dog named Guinness, and every day tries to live her life motto: “spread happy”. LINKS

Dec 2020

45 min 28 sec

In this episode, I do my first “solo-sode” to talk about how COVID hit our house, and what we did to avoid a downward spiral as we fought this novel coronavirus. I reference 9 blog posts that each contain foundational steps to protect your health, whether or not you are experiencing COVID. These 9 blog posts become the “mantras for our show” (note… many more to come as I move into more and more bio-hacking related content. Check my blog and/or sign up for my newsletter - see the right-hand area of my webpages or footer on my homepage - to stay in the loop). To your good health! Mantra #1: Let Food Be Thy Medicine Mantra #2: Stay Well Hydrated Mantra #3: Sleep is the Best Medicine Mantra #4: Start or Boost your Spiritual Practice Mantra #5: Ask for Support for Mental Wellness Mantra #6: Keep It Out of Your Lungs Mantra #7: Breathe Mantra #8: Take time for personal/professional development Mantra #9: Sweat More about Dr. Kathryn Guylay Dr. Kathryn Guylay is an agent of change serving transformational organizations and individuals. As a nonprofit founder and leader, she has brought nutrition education to tens of thousands of children and adults. Her platform at provides resources on wellness, nutrition, leadership, and publishing. Kathryn has written six books, hosts two podcasts, and has appeared on most of the major media outlets. Kathryn applies her love of learning to assemble eclectic modalities in a fun toolbox to support clients.

Nov 2020

30 min 9 sec

In this episode, psychotherapist Dr. Audrey Boxwell shares many insights about the healing properties of walking and movement. Listen to the show while out on a walk or hike! We have eight mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Walking is about moving forward and allows you to get unstuck. Mantra #2: Walking allows you to rewrite your story. Mantra #3: Walking is an alternative to seated meditation. Mantra #4: Walking allows the subconscious to surface. Mantra #5: Walking moves us into Alpha/Theta brain waves states. Mantra #6: Walking allows us to breathe deeper so that we can go into the parasympathetic mode of our autonomic nervous system. Mantra #7: Walking unlocks memories. Mantra #8: Walking allows us to set intentions and then integrate those intentions. More about Dr. Audrey Boxwell Dr. Audrey has been researching the relationship between the mind, body and soul, and their role in healing, for the past 16 years. She currently practices pastoral counseling and psychotherapy outside of the traditional office setting by walking and hiking with patients and clients. Dr. Boxwell is the developer of PsycheHike®, an integrated physical, emotional and spiritual program that reduces stress and increases overall health. Her latest release, From Sole to Soul: A Daily Prescription for Moving Forward in Your Life, offers readers 365 creative ways to push past stress, uncertainty, and fear through guided meditative movement. LINKS Audrey’s new book, From Sole to Soul: Audrey’s website:

Oct 2020

39 min 16 sec

In this episode, we explore how to create deeper connections with our fellow human beings through Conscious Communication. Our guest is Mary Shores, a transformational leader in the world of business and personal development. We have nine mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Shift the use of “should” to... “help me understand how to do this better” Mantra #2: Our words cast “spells” (from the word “spelling”) Mantra #3: The word Abracadabra means “I will create as I speak” Mantra #4: Loneliness is the sickness of our time and results from a lack of communication and connection Mantra #5: Communication and connection is about listening Mantra #6: Deep listening happens in 3 steps: 1) validation, 2) planting a seed of happiness, and 3) suggesting can-do ideas or solutions Mantra #7: Deep listening does not include the words “but” or “unfortunately” Mantra #8: Do-not-say words include “no”, “not”, “can't,” and “however” Mantra #9: Ask: how do you feel (about the elephant in the room) More about Mary Shores From Mary: BOLD - NO-NONSENSE - APPROACHABLE - TENACIOUS | When people think of me, those are the words I hope come to mind. See, I have built a career and a business on the power of “Words That Work.” As such, I believe to my core that the words that fill your inner monologue as well as the words you choose to say have a profound impact on your life and the lives of others. To provide some proof, here is a (condensed) timeline of the trajectory of my life: ♦ In 1998 I opened a debt collection agency, Midstate Collection Solutions. Despite rough personal circumstances, I harnessed the power of positive words and thinking to do this. ♦ In 2005 I overhauled my business model around my proprietary “Words That Work” method and a commitment to making those in debt happier at the end of a call with Midstate than they were at the beginning. ♦ The makeover worked and soon I shifted my focus to changing the debt collection industry as a whole. I began traveling and sharing the “Words That Work” method with businesses all over the country. ♦ I realized that words have the power to change not only businesses, but also people at their core and I set out to help others. ♦ In 2015 I authored and published a best-selling book with Hay House, “Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life.” ♦ After the success of the book, requests to speak, and professional development industry involvement, I launched The Mary Shores Brand, which aims to share what I have learned through various mediums including speaking engagements, workshops, retreats, podcasts, books, and more. Today, I concurrently run the Midstate Collection Solutions business while also building The Mary Shores Brand. I LOVE what I do and get to do it because of the words I choose to say to myself and project to others. LINKS Article about work of Wendy Levinson: Talk by Matthew Lieberman: Nonviolent Communication/ Marshall Rosenberg:

Oct 2020

31 min 51 sec

In this episode, we explore what is going on with our health care system. Increasing costs. Hidden prices. Frustrated patients and providers. We discuss the possibility that health care costs are stealing away the American dream. Our guest is Dave Chase. Dave leads the vision for Health Rosetta -which is to empower community-owned health plans. We have five mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Get empowered as a consumer in this irrational and overwhelming healthcare industry. Mantra #2: Consider cash pay for medical procedures as the cost may be less than going through insurance. Mantra #3: Employers can get better results for lower prices by working with the right advisors. Mantra #4: Don’t pay cadillac prices for a “pinto” product/service. Mantra #5: Go LOCAL: Learn how to be liberated from the status quo Optimize health plan infrastructure Carve our Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Add value-based primary care Leave behind value extracting PPO networks Interesting data points from the interview: 1. Healthcare itself isn't expensive (clinicians only receive $0.27 of every $1 ostensibly spent on healthcare). What's expensive is profiteering, price-gouging, and misaligned incentives 2. Business owners can spend 20-40% of current spending on health benefits and get superior health outcomes by following a more “grassroots” approach (see LOCAL, above). 3. COVID-19 is accelerating the process of health being relocalized, similar to how the local/healthy food movement greatly improved the health of families and the livelihoods of farmers. More about Dave Chase Chase leads the vision for Health Rosetta which is to empower community-owned health plans. Health Rosetta’s blueprint and platform powers the health plans of your dreams: high quality, trustworthy, local, affordable care -- that you thought had disappeared forever -- from caregivers we know & trust. We free up compassionate, well-trained, community-based caregivers to rediscover love in medicine so they can do what they have always been called to do: serve their patients not just in disease, but toward their fullest health. A trusted & sacred caregiver-patient bond is built through transparency & openness that equips and empowers patients wherever they can best achieve their unique health goals -- at home or any setting best optimizing their well-being. By avoiding the 50% wasted healthcare spending, we can ensure our caregivers have the independence & resources to address the psychosocial and medical issues their patients face. Human-centered health plans restore health, hope & well-being. Through best-selling books & The Resident (on FOX), where Chase serves as a consultant, collateral damage from the Extractive Era of healthcare is highlighted as well as the tremendous successes & opportunities with Health Rosetta-type health plans. The books, writing for various media outlets, TED talk and TV/film have reached over 10 million people with the goal of informing, enraging, empowering and activating a broad grassroots movement designed to restore hope, health & well-being to our communities. Chase received the Health Value Awards' Lifetime Achievement for Health Benefits Innovation at the 2020 World Health Care Congress. Chase co-founded Avado which was acquired by & integrated into WebMD/Medscape and founded Microsoft's $2B, 28,000 partner healthcare ecosystem. Outside of work, Chase is an oxygen-fueled mountain athlete and volunteer high school track & cross country coach. Once upon a time, Chase was a PAC-12 800 Meter & 4x400 competitor. Most importantly, devotion to faith, family and friends underpin a desire to be a servant leader to the 4 million lives (& growing) stewarded through the Health Rosetta community. LINKS (please see Dave’s books at the site) Twitter: @chasedave

Sep 2020

47 min 21 sec

In this episode, we invite Sharkie Zartman to talk about how she is making the most of aging and living a fun, vital, and productive life. We have eight mantras from the show: Mantra #1: The most important thing that we can control is our attitude. Mantra #2: Stop complaining and focus on what you can do. Mantra #3: Remember that aging gives us the opportunity to make ourselves a priority. Mantra #4: Try your best (advice from Sharkie’s 96-year-old dad). Mantra #5: Make things fun to maximize vitality and productivity. Mantra #6: Focus on “I get to” statements. Mantra #7: Eat your vegetables. Mantra #8: Avoid additives. More about Sharkie Sharkie is a health and fitness professor, an All-American Volleyball athlete, a radio host, speaker, and holistic health coach. She is also an established author of more than six books, including her newest book Win At Aging/. Her latest book helps readers develop a mindset to see aging as an opportunity and a privilege, as well as a challenge. LINKS Sharkie’s new book, Win at Aging:

Sep 2020

45 min 31 sec

In this episode, we continue to explore holistic healing with a Naturopathic doctor. Dr. Wdowin has been called “80% magic and 80% woman.” We discuss mind-body healing, detoxification, and much more. We have five mantras from the show: Mantra #1: We are complex, unique, magical human beings (and we must honor ourselves in this way). Mantra #2: We can connect to the magic through ceremony. Even blessing the herbs we are about to take can be an important ceremonial gesture. Mantra #3: Naturopathic medicine is about getting down to the root issue. Mantra #4: COVID19 is a great time to embark on a self-care / wellness project. Mantra #5: Detoxification is a great way to rid the body of the over 80,000 chemicals that are currently circulating around our mind-body systems. More about Dr. Heather Wdowin Dr. Wdowin is an educator, author, speaker, naturalist, traveler, and host of “The Bad Girls’ Guide to Living Well”. Her colleagues call her a “naturopathic renegade and eclectic physician”. One of her enemies once said she was “80% magic, and 20% woman”. She has circumnavigated the planet with a backpack, hiked the Grand Canyon nine times, sailed down the Nile, and meditated in the queen’s chamber of the great pyramid, twice. She loves children, animals, and nature. It is her philosophy that the further we get from nature, the sicker we will become. LINKS

Aug 2020

49 min 10 sec

In this episode, we explore holistic healing with “Medical Detective” Susan Levin. For over 30 years, Susan has worked with clients and doctors treating the whole person, not just the list of symptoms. Some call it integrative, alternative, complementary, or functional medicine, but she calls it healing. We have five mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Whether we are talking about complementary, integrative, or functional medicine, we are talking about self-repair. Mantra #2: If you are working in holistic medicine or other helping professions, a good rule (set by Susan’s husband, Dr. Warren Levin, M.D.), is to follow your clients. Mantra #3: Health wake up calls can be a wonderful way to start new habits. Mantra #4: Don’t accept less than the best when it comes to your health. Mantra #5: Sugar is the new cocaine in our society (and it’s NOT good for your immune system). Read this blog post about sugar and kids. Read this post about keeping your immune system strong. More about Susan Levin For over 30 years, Susan has worked with clients and doctors treating the whole person, not just the list of symptoms. Some call it integrative, alternative, complementary, or functional medicine, but she calls it healing. Susan counsels clients one-on-one who suffer from chronic illnesses. She helps them find the right combination of health care practitioners in conjunction with healthy lifestyle interventions. This support facilitates her client’s recovery from modern ailments plaguing our country. LINKS

Aug 2020

43 min

In this episode, we continue to explore brain-body modalities for healing and optimal living. Our guest is Lisa Williams, Lyme Disease survivor/thriver and author of Biohack Your Way Beyond Lyme. We have five mantras from the show: Mantra #1: Biohacking starts with our mindset Mantra #2: Biohacking includes cool technologies that allow us to increase our energy at the cellular level (mitochondrial support) Mantra #3: Biohacking is about following our intuition when it comes to your health. Mantra #4: We need a collaborative model for optimal health care. Mantra #5: Biohacking is about making friends with our own bodies, and connecting to our bodies so that we can come into our own power. More about Lisa Rudy Williams Lisa Rudy Williams is a personal coach, biohacking consultant, and alternative health educator. Her mission is to empower individuals to believe in themselves, set a vision for the future and experiment with open-minded curiosity in every area of their life. Lisa is passionate about working with people who seek to take charge of their health in innovative ways and improve their overall well-being by adopting the mindset of a biohacker. With her background in science, research, and neurobiology, she brings a unique perspective to helping clients. Her understanding of the inseparable unity of the brain and body are an important part of her work. Having battled back from the brink of late-stage Lyme disease and other major health challenges, Lisa is uniquely experienced in working with those who are motivated to move ahead with their own journey to better health. Through her programs, she provides one-on-one and group coaching along with consulting to motivated clients. She is a board-certified health coach with certifications from the Life Purpose Institute and Human Potential Institute. She’s also accredited by the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach. LINKS Lisa’s site: Lisa’s book: Neuroptimal: Biomodulator: Sunlighten: Infrared pads: Biomat: Magnus Magnetica: Dr. Klinghardt: Neurofeedback. Listen to more from neurofeedback specialist Santiago Brand, and see the link to NeuroOptimal below. You may also want to listen to my interview with Dr. Mario Martinez on how the brain heals in the slower brain wave states such as Alpha and Theta.

Jul 2020

47 min 11 sec

In this episode, we explore how to create space for wellness in life and business. Our guest is Christian Chasmer, Partner and COO at Vessel ( and best-selling author of two books (Lose the Limits and Elevated). We have seven mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: Wellness is about giving people tools, education, , and support for behavior change. Mantra #2: Conscious businesses do not follow the “if you build it, they will come” mindset. Instead, a careful (customer) discovery and validation phase is essential. Mantra #3: Customer validation really happens at the moment when people hand over their credit card # (a pre-order), not when they simply say “yes” to a conceptual idea. Mantra #4: A conscious wellness business is about solving a key problem for a consumer and creating a transformation for them in their lives. Mantra #5: The most important word in marketing is “you”. Mantra #6: Conscious wellness businesses walk the talk. Christian shares how Vessel supports their employees with daily meditation and other wellness and spiritual practices. Mantra #7: Step away from the desk. Often our best ideas come in the shower, on a walk, or when we are allowing the space for inspiration to flow. More about Christian Christian Chasmer is an entrepreneur and operations expert. He is currently a partner and COO at Vessel ( He is also the best selling author of Lose The Limits. Starting in college, Christian built a franchise from $0 to $1.2 million in annual revenue. He then co-founded the real estate development company CC Solutions and grew it to $6 million in revenue in under 2 years. To help others create the same satisfaction he’s found in life and business, Christian authored the bestseller Lose the Limits: Break your limiting beliefs, become a more productive you, and achieve everything you want in life. Christian’s give-first mindset and skill for building systems help him fulfill his mission: to help others make an exponential impact and simplify business. He lives in San Diego, California. LINKS Lose the limits: Elevated -

Jul 2020

34 min 15 sec

In this episode, we continue to explore brain-body modalities for healing and optimal living. In this episode, we explore optimal performance from a coaching perspective. Our guest is Eva Medilek, a Certified High-Performance Coach and Relationship Success Coach. We have five mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: S + R = R (Situation + Reaction equals Result). Mantra #2: Become aware of your habits/patterns/beliefs in order to understand your relationship operating system Mantra #3: Understand how schema (typically developed from early childhood experiences) shape our behavior. Mantra #4: You are 100% responsible for 50% of your relationships (See how Eva’s philosophy aligns with Marilyn Suttle’s) Mantra #5: Don’t understand the impact of stress on how you show up in the world. More about Eva Eva Medilek is a Certified High-Performance Coach and a Relationship Success Coach, coaching both men and women in personal development, leadership, and mastering habits for success. She specializes in helping driven executives, entrepreneurs, influencers and businesses achieve higher levels of business growth without sacrificing health, well-being, and relationships. Eva knows, first hand, how a driven personality type can leave you feeling lonely, disappointed, frustrated, and resentful in your personal relationships, which impacts your ability to achieve success professionally. She uses her personal experiences along with her leadership, transformational, and high-performance training to teach you the pillars of high performance as well as showing you how to communicate in a way that fosters influence and connection in your personal life and your career. Eva believes that the power of your personal and professional relationships can be unlocked in a way the creates success and high-performance mastery in every area of your life. LINKS

Jun 2020

36 min 48 sec

In this episode, we continue to explore the cutting edge brain-body modalities for healing and optimal living. Our guest is Dr. Deb Sandella, founder of the groundbreaking RIM (Regenerating Images and Memory) method. We have six mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: The primary purpose of our brain is to protect us. Mantra #2: Busyness is a way that we disassociate. Mantra #3: To move to a “whole brain”, starting with the self is the key first step. Mantra #4: Productivity can be quiet. Mantra #5: Major personal events can be important factors in deciding on a life career. Mantra #6: Be playful. More about Dr. Deb Deborah Sandella Ph.D., RN is author of the #1 International Bestseller “Goodbye Hurt & Pain, 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love and Success.” She is an award-winning psychotherapist, university professor, and the originator of the groundbreaking RIM Method, which is a heavily-backed neuroscience tool proven to reduce stress and improve quality of life. She’s been featured in the media—including USA TODAY, CBS, and CNN. She frequently shares the stage with Jack Canfield and is co-author of their “Awakening Power” meditation program. Her numerous professional awards include, "Outstanding Clinical Specialist," "Research Excellence," and an "EVVY Best Personal Growth Book Award." LINKS

Jun 2020

46 min 12 sec

In this episode, we continue to explore the topic of “trauma” but shift our focus to the modality of light, specifically flickering light. Our guest is Allison Pelissier, healer, teacher, and US distributor for the Lucia No. 3 light. Read more below (and see videos) about this fascinating light therapy at Allison’s website. We have four mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: If you think the word “trauma” does not apply to you, you have not bee listening to this podcast :) Mantra #2: There are many ways to work through trauma; having access to multiple modalities is a huge benefit to humans doing their transformational “work”. Mantra #3: Healing only happens in certain brain wave states (particularly alpha, theta, and delta); See this podcast episode for more information (Dr. Mario Martinez). Mantra #4: Light therapy allows us to heal ourselves from the inside-out. More about Allison With a MA in International Education and Development, a BA in Political Economics and Psychology, and certifications in Yoga, Vortex Healing; Allison is deeply dedicated to human evolution. Allison’s business, Traveling Light LLC, is a community for Lucia N°03 light practitioners, training others to hold space for their clients to heal themselves. Allison’s philosophy is that we are all manifestations of divine/source energy and in fact, the best way to help someone else is to hold space for them to remember their own power, cultivate and trust their intuition and therefore heal themselves. , spreading this overflowing love to all those connected to them. Currently, Allison is the US and International Distributor and Trainer for the Lucia N°03 and is developing an online learning community for Lucia N°03 Light Guides and those on the path of spiritual growth. As a coach, trainer, and energy worker, Allison brings keen intuitive insight, curious and pro-active support, consistent encouragement, compassion, and a wealth of knowledge. LINKS (See Linktree for links to webinar, quiz and more)

May 2020

44 min 10 sec

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of the Brainspotting modality. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. Our guest, Jana Glass, discusses perinatal trauma and how we can heal from these experiences. Here are the seven mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: Sometimes our efforts to help/heal ourselves can blossom into a professional development project. Mantra #2: There are many opportunities for trauma outside of the actual birth process. Mantra #3: No human being is exempt from trauma Mantra #4: The definition of birth trauma is not limited to the mom or the infant (partners, healthcare practitioners and other players can be involved) Mantra #5: Intrusive thoughts cannot be healed through wishing them to go away. Mantra #6: A gift of Brainspotting is that it can take the trigger out of a negative story. Mantra #7: Physical isolation does not have to mean social isolation (specific to the COVID19 pandemic). More about Jana Glass Jana Glass is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with multiple certifications and in the areas of Addiction, Perinatal Mental Health, Telemental Health, and Brainspotting. She is in private practice at Supportive Solutions, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Jana supports people healing from trauma, recovering from substance abuse, and improving Perinatal Mental Health including support with infertility, miscarriage, stillbirths, difficult births, and Pre and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety disorders. LINKS:

May 2020

40 min 28 sec

In this special episode, we talk with the developer of Brainspotting, Dr. David Grand. David and I connect during one of the difficult weeks of COVID19, with David calling in from his make-shift office on Long Island given the serious outbreak in New York City. The community from which I broadcast (Sun Valley, Idaho) was also experiencing great stress given a rapid spread of the virus. You can read more about how COVID19 hit mountain towns hard here: Here are the sixteen mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: Time distortion is due to being in the subcortex of the brain. Mantra #2: During this period of existential trauma, we may experience states such as dissociation, shut down, denial, and hyper-hyper vigilance. Mantra #3: This existential trauma presses on the underlying traumas we are still processing from our childhoods. Mantra #4: This is not the time to make big decisions. Mantra #5: This is, however, a time to set your priorities. We are being forced to evaluate what is important and what is not important. Mantra #6: We must slow down, be curious, and observe. Mantra #7: We are safe in the present moment; we must bring ourselves back from ruminations about the past and worries about the future and focus on the here and now. Mantra #8: In the present moment, allow uncertainty, be curious, and mindfully pay attention. Mantra #9: If not now, when? Mantra #10: A karmic “pause button” has been hit. Mantra #11: In adversity, there is opportunity. Mantra #12: Distractions are a good thing. Embrace hobbies, movies, cleaning, cooking, any other activity that focuses your attention. I will be out in the garden with my hubby this weekend: Mantra #13: Stop and observe the majesty of nature Mantra #14: Be generous to yourself Mantra #15: Be generous to others Mantra #16: We are in a major “reset” period as a paradigm shift occurs in the world. A foundational principle of Brainspotting, the Uncertainty principle, offers guidance on how we can move as gracefully as possible through this challenging period. More about Dr. David Grand David Grand, Ph.D. is the developer of Brainspotting, the groundbreaking relational brain-body-mindfulness based method. He is the author of Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change and the co-author of This is Your Brain on Sports. Dr. Grand is involved in humanitarian activities with survivors of 9/11, Katrina and Sandy Hook/Newtown. He is a member of the board of directors of Talk To Me Post Tour Processing (TTMPTP). He has accomplished breakthroughs in performance and creativity with Brainspotting Sports Work and Brainspotting Acting Coaching. Dr. Grand has been widely featured in the media including The NY Times, NBC National News, The Discovery Channel, CNN, MSNBC, Sports Illustrated, and Sirius Radio. LINKS: Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change: This is Your Brain on Sports: Biolateral Music/ Sound Healing:

Apr 2020

47 min 11 sec

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of the Brainspotting modality. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. Our guest, Deb Antinori, discusses the neuroscience involved in our reactions to the COVID19 crisis. Here are the five mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: Be gentle with yourself Mantra #2: We are in a state of existential trauma Mantra #3: The COVID19 disruption affects where we function in terms of the three parts of the brain (survival, homeostasis, restoration). These brain parts interact with the HPA axis and affect cortisol levels. Cortisol levels can affect the hippocampus and thus memory. So if you are not feeling at the top of your game mentally right now, there is a neuroscientific explanation. Return to Mantra #1 and Be gentle with yourself. Mantra #4: Learn to calm your alarm states during the COVID19 crisis. (Refer to healing techniques and the need for contemplative states in this interview with Dr. Mario Martinez: Mantra #5: Our assumptive world has been turned on its head. It is normal to feel the need to grieve the loss of this known world. More about Deb Antinori: Deborah Antinori, MA, LPC, FT, RDT is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 29 years in private practice. She is a Brainspotting Trainer and Certified Consultant. She has been using Brainspotting since its inception in 2003 as she met the developer of Brainspotting, David Grand, in the late ’90s when he was her supervisor. As a grief therapist, Deborah holds her FT, Fellow in Thanatology, from the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Deborah is the author and narrator of the double award-winning audiobook, Journey Through Pet Loss. She is a master’s graduate of NYU’s Drama Therapy Dept. Originally an actress, she earned her BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music and is still in the professional actor’s unions, AEA and SAG/AFTRA. She has begun work on a Ph.D. through the International University for Graduate Studies and is hoping to be able to get to Innsbruck for an EEG study on Brainspotting for her Ph.D. when the travel bans are lifted. LINKS:

Apr 2020

44 min 35 sec

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of the Brainspotting modality. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. Our guest, Dr. Roby Abeles, discusses addiction and how the brain is wired for reward. She discusses some amazing processes that allow for overcoming addiction. We also explore post-addiction/post-trauma growth. We discuss how we can become better human beings as a result of positive post-addiction growth. Here are the six mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: There is no such thing as a perfect childhood (it is all about a spectrum of experiences). Mantra #2: You can bounce back from just about anything (and it is easier and can be more fully integrated with support from others). Mantra #3: The student can become the teacher. Mantra #4: You can be so much more helpful to others when you can be vulnerable and authentic. Mantra #5: When a person is feeling an addiction, their brain cannot neurologically connect (between the deeper reward centers of the brain) to the consequences of that addiction. Mantra #6: Given that addiction is a result of a lack of neural pathways in the brain (not a person having negative characteristics like a “lack of control”) we must work to remove shame around addiction in our society. Mantra #7: The brain is wired for reward. Mantra #8: Brainspotting can create new neural pathways in the brain to help people overcome addiction. Mantra #9: A healing journey can be seen along the same lines as the Hero’s journey (see Joseph Campbell’s 17 stages of the Hero’s journey). Mantra #10: When it comes to healing, including Brainspotting sessions, the most important person in the room is the client. More about Dr. Roby Abeles Dr. Roby Abeles is an accomplished integrative, somatic neuro-psychotherapist, with over 34 years of experience in diverse clinical, academic, government, and human services environments in Australia and the USA. Dr. Abeles knows the complexities of addiction through her own personal journey which began in utero. She was prescribed tranquilizers and anticonvulsants from ages 2-12, and by then she had already become addicted to several other substances. She is a survivor of several sexual and physical assaults during the active phase of her addictions. She entered rehab in 1985 and has been clean and sober ever since. Dr. Roby received her early addiction treatment training at the Betty Ford Center in California. She soon learned that addiction is always pre-dated by overwhelming life experiences. We are often not able to identify these experiences as “trauma”. And we were not able to process and integrate these experiences when they occurred. Dr. Roby’s own life experiences led her to a life-long study of trauma and addiction which continues today. She has co-developed the MATES Brain Regulation Program. ‘MATES’ is a simple and easy program to help people learn easy self-regulation techniques so they have alternatives to self-soothing with ritualized, compulsive (addictive) behaviors. She has also been trained in the revolutionary 21st Century brain-based Brainspotting (BSP) therapy and is an international trainer. Based on neuroscience, she developed a way to stop addiction cravings using a BSP technique called the “Crocodile Set Up”, and most recently has developed “The Hero’s Journey” BSP Set Up to transform adversity into a personal story of not just survival, but heroism. Dr. Roby Incorporates mind, body, and spirit into all her therapeutic work and teaching by combining Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, Spiritual Psychology, Narrative therapy, and Ego State therapy, to ensure all levels of client experience are truly resolved and integrated so they can have a clear path forward. Degrees: PsyD in Clinical Psychology MA in Counselling Psychology MA in Spiritual Psychology BA in Chemical Dependency Counselling LINKS: The Crocodile Set Up Brainspotting Australia Pacific For BSP trained therapists Facebook page Brainspotting and Addictions

Feb 2020

42 min 59 sec

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of the Brainspotting modality. Our guest, Dr. Melanie Young, discusses brain injuries, symptoms, and interventions. We are left with a sense of hope that, through collaborative efforts provided by what we refer to as “allied providers”, people who have experienced brain injuries can successfully heal. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. Here are the six mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: Head injuries are often invisible (unable to be seen on the scans). Mantra #2: (If symptoms persist or get worse), don’t wait too long to see out further information, such as neuropsychology testing. Mantra #3: People who have experienced brain injury need extra support (at home, at school, at work). Mantra #4: Watch for problematic symptoms such as withdrawal, apathy, low mood, irritability, etc. Mantra #5: Neuroplasticity offers hope to anyone who has suffered from a brain injury (see Dr. Norman Doige’s The Brain that Changes Itself). Mantra #6: Brainspotting (and other modalities offered by “allied practitioners” does not promise “miracles” but it does offer a new better normal for the person who has experienced a brain injury. More about Dr. Melanie Young Dr. Melanie Young is a psychotherapist in private practice is based in Boulder, Colorado. She enjoys working with teens, adults, seniors, and couples. Dr. Young uses an integrative approach to working with the brain, body, and spirit. She often utilizes Brainspotting (BSP) to assist with processing and releasing these memories, as well as to decrease other problematic symptoms. She is a national Brainspotting trainer and provides individual and group consultation for psychotherapists. Melanie believes that each person has the capacity to heal themselves with the support of the therapeutic relationship. “Together, we can find strategies to help you strengthen your internal resources and increase your resilience. I respect all forms of diversity and approach each client with compassion, curiosity, and openness.” Melanie’s website:

Feb 2020

32 min 10 sec

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of the Brainspotting modality. Our guest, Cynthia Schwartzberg, discusses the history of Brainspotting and how she discovered it through her work in Core Energetics. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. Here are the seven mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: There is something special about the eyes when it comes to brain-body connection and healing. (See below for more information about how the eyes are part of the central nervous system, developing from the neural tube in the human fetus in utero). Mantra #2: Relationships create the foundations of healing. Mantra #3: We can create our own reality (Brainspotting provides opportunities to separate the past from the present and future). Mantra #4: Brainspotting can assist with self-acceptance (a key element in creating our optimal reality). Mantra #5: Brainspotting can also assist us in discovering talents. Mantra #6: Uncertainty is key to allowing “ah-ha” moments to arise. Mantra #7: Everything is energy. Cynthia also provided listeners with a great “recipe” for creating your best reality (to great for the new year!). -Set an intention -Know its possible -Create awareness of obstacles (what might be in the way, including limiting beliefs) -Use methodologies such as Brainspotting to remove obstacles Love it! Notes about Mantra #1 I want to give credit here to Dr. Peggy Mason, Ph.D. I am taking her course at the University of Chicago called Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life. In one of the recent lessons, Dr. Mason explained how the neural tube creates the entire central nervous system from the spinal cord to the brain. At about three weeks of age of the fetus, the neural tube is in a vesicular stage when it is differentiating into the spinal cord, the hindbrain, the midbrain, and the forebrain. The forebrain then differentiates into two vesicles called the diencephalon and the telencephalon. The diencephalon becomes the thalamus and the hypothalamus. The telencephalon becomes the cerebral cortex, the core parts of the basal ganglia, the amygdala, and a few other structures. The diencephalon, which ends up inside telencephalon as the cerebral cortex grows, has an outpouching that becomes the optic nerve and the retina. Here I’m going to quote Dr. Mason: “Why is that amazing? Because what you have is an accessible piece of the central nervous system. This is the central nervous system, it comes from the diencephalon, it is continuous with the diencephalon. Here's the diencephalon, and here's the optic nerve, here's the retina. It's all contains within the same meninges. It's all surrounded by CSF. So it's one that means that when you look into somebody's eye you're looking into the central nervous system. You're not looking to the brain. But it's a window on the brain…” Cool. More about Cynthia Schwartzberg Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Senior Brainspotting therapist who has been in a Clinical Consultation Group with David Grand, Founder of Brainspotting, since its inception. She started the Southeast Brainspotting Institute. Cynthia has a practice in Atlanta, GA and is passionate about Brainspotting because of all the rapid transformation she witnesses in her clients. She is President of Cynthasis, helping people discover their inner connections and bridging connections. Cynthia is also a contributor to Mind Current. Mind Current is the world’s first app that uses the power of artificial intelligence to help shift your energy. “Our story lives within every Mind Current user. In their minds, their hearts, and their happiness.”

Jan 2020

39 min 2 sec

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of the Brainspotting modality. Our guest, Cherie Lindberg, discusses an application of Brainspotting she is developing called BSP-CC (Brainspotting for Co-regulating Couples). We discuss Cherie’s cutting edge research in this area and how she is building upon the work of others to create ways to increase our ability to create and sustain loving and connected relationships. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. Here are the seven mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: BSP-CC Is a combination of four main ingredients: 1) Brainspotting, 2) Imago relationship therapy, 3) attachment theory, and 4) polyvagal theory. Cherie tips her hat to leaders of each of these modalities/theories respectively: Dr. David Grand, Harville Hendrix, Dr. Dan Siegel, and Dr. Stephen Porges. There are countless other contributors to work in these areas, including John Bowlby (attachment styles), W. Winnicott (good-enough parent), Dr. Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and many others. Mantra #2: Trust is the result of a process or cycle as follows. Need => Arousal => Gratification => Trust Mantra #3: To regulate and co-regulate, don't get stuck in the “story” (because the stories we tell ourselves are often negative) Mantra #4: The BSP-CC process requires risk and vulnerability (Cherie mention’s the work of Dr. Brene Brown and how she has termed vulnerability as the new superpower). Mantra #5: Brainspotting is the way to clear out the dysregulation from the “downstairs brain”. Mantra #6: Personal growth and Improvement starts with awareness Mantra #7: Improvement continues with communication skills including presence, listening, summarizing, validating, empathy, and the WAIT (Why Am I Talking) technique. More about Cherie Lindberg Cherie has been in the counseling field for more than 20 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Brainspotting Trainer & Consultant. She is also certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and trained in EMDR. Her specialties include performance enhancement, life transitions, personal growth, anxiety disorders, marital therapy, stress management, PTSD, and ego state therapy. Cherie’s life purpose is “to support and inspire people in waking up (being conscious and present). Learning to intentionally stay connected to self, relationships and community keep us all moving toward well-being and a fully enlivened life."

Dec 2019

45 min 11 sec

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of Brainspotting modality as we discuss applications such as Brainspotting for abundance, Brainspotting for ancestral trauma, and more. My guest is Nancy Tung, an international Brainspotting trainer, consultant, and coach. Read more about Nancy and follow the links to her practice below. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. For this episode, we have four mantras, two key questions, and a group meditation exercise. Mantra #1: Abundance is both quantifiable and non-quantifiable; both are important to happiness in life Mantra #2: Set your goals with a focus on mindset Mantra #3: Recognize that mindset goals might have to do with overcoming generational issues (not just what you’ve experienced in your own lifetime) Mantra #4: Limiting beliefs can be at an ancestral level (and they can be overcome through modalities such as Brainspotting which address the mind-body system) Question 1: Write down your biggest fear Question 2: Notice what symptoms you have suffered since childhood. More about Nancy Tung Nancy has been in the health profession in the past 40 years, ranging from medical/surgical nursing, intensive neonatal/pediatric nursing, to anesthesia and outpatient surgery nursing. She immersed herself in energy healing modalities since 2000, has extensive training in Jin Shin Do Body-Mind Acupressure, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Mental Field Therapy (MFT), Autonomic Response Testing (ART), Yiren Medical Qigong, Visualization and Meditation, Family and medical systems Constellation, Craniosacral therapy, and Brainspotting. Nancy is intuitive, knowledgeable, highly effective and efficient in working with chronic symptoms and multi-generational trauma. Nancy’s website:

Dec 2019

50 min

In this episode, you’ll learn more about the Brainspotting modality as we discuss applications such as Performance Expansion, Future Self-Spotting, and Neuro Coaching. My guest is Cindy S. Smith, a therapist, Brainspotting consultant, and executive coach. Read more about Cindy and follow the links to her practice below. Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Please visit to learn more. The mantras from the episode are as follows: Mantra #1: Brainspotting has a Performance Expansion Model that can be used to tap into growth, creativity and peak performance. Mantra #2: Brainspotting can be used to identify a “future self” to envision an optimal life through multi-sensory perception. Double spotting is another technique within the modality that allows for the processing of the transformation between “current self” and “ideal/future self”. Mantra #3: Neuro-coaching is about working with the nervous system to meet goals and objectives including creativity, overcoming limiting beliefs, and expanding performance. Mantra #4: Bilateral stimulation works as it activates the parasympathetic nervous system so that we can self-regulate and perhaps even integrate memories. Mantra #5: There are “Brainspots” (fixed eye positions that correlate to neurological pathways) all around us. With our brain containing a quadrillion connections, “brainspots” can be considered within a 3-dimensional, 360-degree framework. More about Cindy J. Smith Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in clinical practice providing therapy, licensure/clinical supervision, training, and consultation. She holds an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, is certified in Organizational Development and Leadership Coaching from Fielding University and holds an ACC credential through the International Coach Federation. As a certified Brainspotting consultant, she has over a decade of experience in the model, has completed advanced training and provides consultation to other practitioners seeking Brainspotting certification. She developed the bilateral music company, Bodhitree Bilateral, in 2013. Her clinical practice is focused on adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, chronic pain, trauma, relationship issues, life stage changes, issues associated with having or questioning a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or inter-sexed identity, grief and loss, as well as those who would like to enhance their performance (sports, business or arts) and creativity.

Nov 2019

39 min 12 sec

This episode returns to the series of guests I’ve had on the show to discuss the healing modality of Brainspotting. My guest today is Thad Frye. Brainspotting is a trauma-healing therapy and peak performance modality discovered by Dr. David Grand. Thad is the owner of Thad Frye Counseling and is a Certified Brainspotting psychotherapist with In-Depth Therapy in Broomfield, CO. Thad is also proud to be a board member of the Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute. Thad is passionate about the healing power of Brainspotting and utilizes it with people grieving the loss of a loved one or going through a major life transition. Please read more about Thad and the Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute below. The mantras from this episode: Mantra #1: Brainspotting incorporates a powerful formula which includes a) bio-lateral music, b) an issue identified by the client to explore, c) somatic location of that issue (in other words, where is that issue felt in the body?), d) focused mindfulness, based on the location of the fixed eye location, e) curiosity and f) space held between the practitioner and client so that the client can process the issue. Mantra #2: Sometimes there are simply no words to explain feelings (a powerful aspect of Brainspotting is that talking is not necessarily required). Mantra #3: Brainspotting is different for everyone (and is different every time); there is no set protocol. Mantra #4: You can support someone going through a difficult time simply by being present. Mantra #5: When supporting someone going through a difficult time, it is always best to ask for permission (to tell a story, to offer a hug, to offer any information) Mantra #6: When supporting something going through a difficult time, know that it is about them, not about you. ********** More about Thad Frye Thad has been in the counseling field for over 17 years. He earned his BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified Brainspotting practitioner and has completed Phase 1 and 2, the Master Class with Dr. David Grand and the Intensive with Dr. Pie Frey. and More about Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute. A nonprofit organization that was created to promote and advance the use of Brainspotting. RMBI’s founder is the amazing Dr. Pie Frey has been a trainer and importance influence in the lives of thousands of Brainspotting practitioners (including Thad and Kathryn).

Oct 2019

43 min 25 sec

My guest for this mantra-filled podcast is Cathie Caccia. Please read more about this “yoga superstar” below. Please also see below for the links to her website, with information about retreats and classes you can get involved in.   If you are one of the lucky people listening to the episode prior to October 18th, 2019, please see below for a link to the retreat with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. There are NINE mantras for this show.  They are: 1. Being a “yoga superstar” is a bit of an oxymoron (yoga is for every-body). 2.  Yoga is about I'm doing rather than doing. 3. A major benefit of yoga is being connected to one's authentic self. 4. Finally - a message about getting unstuck:  “don't calcify the conversation, listen”. 5.  We all need to be heard, seen, and hopefully understood (listen to others). 6.  We need to see ourselves, listen to ourselves, and hopefully understand ourselves (listen to self). 7. Breathing can create physical, spiritual, and mental healing. 8.  We are all radio stations broadcasting a signal; what vibrational seeds do you want to germinate? 9.  Creating a mantra for the breath (in and out) is so easy, yet so transformational. Links: Cathie’s website: Retreat: About Cathie: Cathie began her yogic studies in 1984 and was immediately captivated by the physical, energetic and philosophical aspects of the practice.  She has found tremendous value in yoga’s capacity to quiet the mind and guide the practitioner home to the Self.  Cathie has extensive training in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Shiatsu, Acupressure and Massage.  Teaching since 1987, Cathie’s classes combine her love of Yoga, Chinese energetics and Sanskrit chanting to support her students in finding their inner wisdom, clarity and peace. Cathie is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500, she teaches public and private classes, workshops and yoga teacher training. Cathie is a licensed massage therapist with over 1200 hours of training.

Sep 2019

44 min 59 sec

In this episode, I have Paige Roberts back as a repeat guest on brain wellness, this time to focus on QEEG assessments and interventions such as photobiomodulation to improve brain health. This interview is part of a series of interviews that I've been doing a modality called Brainspotting (a modality that I'm frankly obsessed with and now certified in). Paige’s first interview was Episode 66 on this podcast. For more information about Brainspotting, please see Brainspotting is the work of Dr. David Grand. For more information about Paige see below. The mantras from the episode are as follows: Mantra #1: Performance Wellness coaching is about empowering you, not scaring you. Mantra #2: QEEG testing/results can be a positive incentive to start or boost interventions to improve brain health. Mantra #3: QEEG can potentially connect us to the universe (Paige discusses how brain waves align with the frequencies of planets in our solar system). Mantra #4: Interventions that can be healing to the brain include: 1) earthing, 2) drinking more water, 3) better nutrition, 4) movement, 5) proper sleep, 6) protection from/reduction of exposure to EMFs, and 7) photobiomodulation. Mantra #5: Photobiomodulation seems like magic, but it is science. See this study about the effect of photo bio modulation on Veterans with TBIs. More about Paige Paige is originally from Colorado where she grew up skiing, swimming, white-water rafting and running. She now lives in Washington state and runs a national mind-body performance expansion practice called Paige Roberts Performance Neuro Training. Paige is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Washington, a sport psychology clinician, Certified Brainspotter, brain health coach, light therapist and personal trainer.

Aug 2019

49 min

Episode Title: Bust Through Your Money Blocks with Brainspotting and Beth Medina In this episode, you’ll learn how limiting beliefs around money, both obvious and subtle, could be sabotaging your ability to create abundance in your life. This interview is part of a series of interviews that I've been doing a modality called Brainspotting (a modality that I'm frankly obsessed with and now certified in). For more information about Brainspotting, please see Brainspotting is the work of Dr. David Grand. For more information about Beth Medina see below. The mantras from the episode are as follows: Mantra #1: We have some whacky beliefs about money. These whacky macro believes include cultural sayings such as: “money is the root of all evil” “money doesn't grow on trees “money is hard work” “money causes strife”, and “I have to save everything I earn”. Mantra #2: Some of our beliefs about money are actually quite deep and subtle. Examples of some of these subtle beliefs include: “I'm not worth it” “charging more is selfish” “Who am I to charge so much for my products or services?” “people won't pay that much”. Mantra #3: Overcoming these blocks is a tactical as well as psycho-therapeutic process when using Brainspotting. Mantra #4: Money blocks may need to be worked through as a team (for example a partner, spouse, etc.). Mantra #5: Brainspotting has what Beth called “a music effect”. You might need to listen to a song many times over, but once you hear the lyrics, you can never change the way you hear the song. People have “aha” moments during a Brainspotting session that allows them to see the world differently. More about Beth Medina Beth Medina is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice, a Certified Advanced Brainspotting Practitioner Consultant, and online business coach for professional solopreneurs. Beth is also the Vice President and founding member of the Southeast Brainspotting Institute--an educational 501(c)3 that "promotes the utilization of Brainspotting as an effective therapeutic modality to reduce unwanted suffering, promote personal growth, and develop professional competency." By adapting Brainspotting for use in the online business coaching setting, she helps professional service entrepreneurs break through the mental blocks that keep them stuck, exhausted, and broke. Beth is passionate about helping business owners eliminate any blocks they have around money so they can work profitably, serve conscientiously, and live generously. Links: Link to the study Beth mentioned: Link to the SE Brainspotting Institute: Link to Beth’s site:

Aug 2019

40 min 3 sec

In this episode, you’ll learn how Brainspotting allows for incredible breakthroughs to peace and peak performance for both athletes (specifically gymnasts) and first responders. For more information about Brainspotting, please see Brainspotting is the work of Dr. David Grand. What do these populations ( gymnastics and First Responders) have in common? They both train in the context of great risk. You'll learn some amazing tips and hear stories of healing from Brainspotting practitioner Jessica Crowley. The mantras from the episode are as follows: Mantra #1: Obstacles don't always result from a first-hand experience; secondary trauma is an important consideration for both peak performance and healing. Mantra #2: We are not always aware of the underlying causes of our obstacles/ “stuck” feelings, which leads to…. Mantra #3: The Brainspotting process is not always linear; Brainspotting follows the “uncertainty principle” first proposed by Quantum physicist Heisenberg. Mantra #4: Whether it is an athlete or a first responder, the “healee” has a very important and active role in the healing process (healing is not the “doing” of the practitioner) Mantra #5: In Brainspotting, verbalizing the content is not necessary; the “talking cure” has its place in mental wellness, but you don't necessarily have to talk to process and heal More about Jessica Crowley Jessica Crowley is a 24-year police sergeant for the Bartlett Police Department and is a Crisis Intervention Specialist, hostage negotiator and a former member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team (NICISM). A graduate from National Louis University, with a Bachelors in Behavioral Science, a Masters in Human Resource Management, Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command and the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Managerial and Leadership School, she is a Certified Professional Coach with an advanced certification in Performance Coaching from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and HeartMath Practitioner. Jessica is the owner of Aspire Winning Edge and is a Sports Performance Specialist working with athletes and first responders in the area of trauma, fears, anxiety, goal setting, and injury recovery. She has recently presented at the ILETSB Women's Leadership Conference, Heartland Hypnosis Conference, U-46 School Faculty Seminar and Bridging the Gap Conference, as well as coordinating and facilitating the 2018 Mental Health Conference and Providers Fair and is the self-published author of Reinforcing Your Anchor of Greatness.

Jul 2019

48 min 38 sec

This episode focuses on the power of brain-body healing using the powerful techniques of Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Brainspotting. With our guest, Santiago Brand, we talk about how individuals can become the best versions of themselves by committing to a healing process and confirming their own belief that they can improve their brain/body wellness. The mantras from the episode are as follows: Mantra #1: Stress is primarily psychological and anticipatory; it then manifests physiologically. Mantra #2: Biofeedback is a preventative modality. It provides a mirror to the mind and body so that we can fix things that are out of order/not serving us before they show up as serious physical conditions. Mantra #3: The metaphor of “sweaty palms” has a much deeper meaning than we might think at first glance. (We discuss GSR, or Galvanic Skin Response). The sweat glands are connected to the brain, which is connected to the gut. Our mind-body system is inter-related. Which leads us to… Mantra #4: “What is in the brain is in the body, and what is in the body is in the brain” (a quote by Dr. David Grand, the founder of Brainspotting). Mantra #5: It is okay to not be okay. We need to accept our humanity (which means that life, and indeed trauma, happens to us as human beings). Trauma can range from a difficult dentist visit to a car accident to financial difficulties to relationship challenges and many things in between. Brainspotting is an excellent modality to address trauma in a gentle and healing way. Mantra #6: The goal is to commit to brain/body healing in order to increase flexibility and resilience. Santiago talks about his work with a case example combining breathing techniques/biofeedback, neurofeedback, Brainspotting and functional medicine (diet, supplements, etc.), all supported by a firm client belief that positive change is possible, to realize extraordinary results in body/brain healing. More about Santiago Brand Santiago Brand is a licensed psychologist in Bogotá Colombia. He has 12 years of experience in clinical psychology and 14 years working in sports psychology. He also has 7 years of experience in QEEG (brain mapping) and is board certified in neurofeedback, biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability biofeedback, which he has practiced for 11 years. Santiago has worked training the brains of athletes, CEOS, musicians, TV presenters and has worked with conditions such as ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, and TBI. Santiago has also been working in the field of Brainspotting and trauma for 3 years and authored a chapter on the EEG and Brainspotting in the Book, “The power of Brainspotting: An International Anthology”. Santiago´s main interests are in the field of peak performance, exercise and mental health, as well as the Neuropsychophysiology of trauma using EEG and psychophysiological measures such as EMG, HRV, GSR, Temperature, and Respiration. Currently, he is a consultant for the Guatemalan Olympic Committee and the Bolivian Football (Soccer) Federation.

Jul 2019

41 min 41 sec

This episode focuses on the power of combining the cutting edge modalities of Brainspotting and EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique) to allow clients to work through obstacle Mantra #1: “We don’t have to know what it is, to know that it is”. This is actually a quote from one of the slides from the Brainspotting training (Phase One). Brainspotting also follows the principle of uncertainty which means that the brainspotter must not assume what is going on with the client or where the session will go. So much can happen without us needing to understand the details of it. Mantra #2: We don’t have to suffer. With noninvasive and relatively gentle modalities such as Brainspotting and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Mantra #3: Progress can be fast (it doesn’t have to take long). Jenn describes some client stories where she has seen people shift in just one session Mantra #4: In order to get to the “gold” (or the “glory” as referred to in the episode title), sometimes you have to get the “gunk” out of the way. (This metaphor reminds me of the story of the Golden Buddha), Jenn described it as unclogging the gunk in the sink drain. Modalities such as Brainspotting and EFT allow clients to break free from the gunk! And why should we bother to go through the “gunk removal process” through modalities such as Brainspotting and EFT? -Save time and money -Stop having to go to ongoing therapy -Don’t get sick (books like “The Body Keeps the Score” talk about how unresolved emotional issues are the drivers for many of our ailments -Realize peak performance and be the best version of yourself More about Jenn DeLorenzo. Jenn’s passion is collaborating with clients to create their personal blueprint for health, wellness and joy. A vital part of her approach is instilling her clients with a sense of ownership in their therapeutic outcomes. She does this by introducing various exercises, strategies and daily practices, including advanced techniques like Brainspotting and EFT. By helping her clients clear out emotional and physical traumas, they can live free of the repetitive patterns and limiting beliefs that hold them back. When she isn’t working, you can find Jenn hiking in the woods, walking on the beach, and taking photos of all things nature—especially any and all dogs she encounters along the way.   Interested in becoming the author of your own life story? Contact Jennifer at or 978-949-1661. Jennifer DeLorenzo, LCSW, LICSW

Jul 2019

38 min 36 sec

On this interview, we will talk about Brainspotting and its application to high performing athletes and CEOs. Paige Roberts will describe her work bringing athletes back from injuries to achieve peak performance. We will go through a hypothetical Brainpotting session with a CEO and an athlete. Learn how to heal, recover and expand performance.

May 2019

55 min 6 sec

Kathryn Kemp Guylay explains in this (temporarily) final episode of the Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons Podcast how she is starting a new podcast, Positive on Publishing. Lots of free gifts accompany this broadcast.

May 2017

2 min 53 sec