Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast

Well Connected Twin Cities

The Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast brings you conversations with local holistic wellness experts in the Minneapolis/St Paul area so you can get to know local practitioners and discover what's possible with a holistic approach to your wellbeing.

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Anne Murphy is a celebrant, death educator, and home vigil guide who's passionate about helping people walk through death and grief in a supported way.  We talk about what home vigils can look like, and how slowing down the physical transition between death and final disposition of the body can give families more time to process the loss.  In our youth and productivity obsessed culture, we don't do death well.  And the reality is that we will all die at some point.  We will all experience a significant loss.  Anne gives some suggestions for how to begin wrapping our minds around this and how to have conversations with the people we care about before we're confronted with a terminal diagnosis or a sudden loss.  Connect with Anne at athousandhands.com or on Instagram @annemurphy_athousandhands

Nov 25

52 min 40 sec

Erotic Blueprint™ coach Fauna Gold joins us to talk about how reclaiming their right to pleasure had a transformative and healing effect on all aspect of their life.  We discuss what the 5 Erotic Blueprint™ types are and how people can use this knowledge and understanding to deepen their experiences of pleasure.Connect with @faunamagick on Instagram or @faunagold Facebook.Shop Aptus Alchemy on Etsy 

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Nov 18

50 min 37 sec

Dr. Rachel Allyn is a holistic psychologist, writer, retreat leader, and pleasure expert, and she joins us on the podcast to talk about her new book, The Pleasure Is All Yours.We talk about the reasons why so many of us are disconnected from our bodies and why practicing bodyfulness (similar to mindfulness, but focusing on the mind/body) is an important bridge to experiencing more pleasure in life.  Connect with Dr. Rachel Allyn on her website: drrachelallyn.comShe's also on Instagram @drrachelallyn

Nov 11

43 min 40 sec

An interview with Julie Shannon Williams, a certified yoga therapist who runs a group called The New Face of Aging, which provides members the space and impetus for exploring their personal relationship with aging.  We talk about how yoga therapy works, what prompted her to explore the topic of aging in this way, and who we both look up to for examples of great attitudes towards aging.Connect with Julie and find more info on her studio and program at julieshannonwilliams.com or santoshayogatherapy.com

Oct 28

54 min 25 sec

Katherine Marie is a Holistic Health Coach who specializes in supporting people going through cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.  As someone who's experienced breast cancer treatment herself, she's uniquely equipped to be a support partner outside of the medical team and outside of the family and friend dynamics.  We talk about common struggles of going through cancer treatment, how a coach can be an effective support partner, and what friends and family can do to best support someone they love who's going through treatment.Mentioned in this episode:Breasts: The Owner's Manual by Dr. Kristi FunkAmerican Cancer Societycarecalendar.orgcaringbridge.orgKatherine's website: inspiredvitality.life

Oct 14

40 min 46 sec

Arielle Grant joins us on the podcast to talk about the space she's cultivated for self-identified Black and Brown women.  Render Free is a wellness and coworking space that invites members to rest, work, heal, and connect.  They host both in-person and virtual events, and are currently open for office hours a few days a week.  Hear the story of why she created this space and learn about the impact it's already having on members.Learn more and get involved as a member, ally, advocate, or business at their website: renderfree.com

Oct 7

27 min 43 sec

An interview with Dr. Asavari Manvikar, founder and lead faculty at the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda, who also teaches at the University of Minnesota and Normandale College.  We talk about what Ayurvedic medicine is, how it differs from the approach of conventional or allopathic medicine, and how using Ayurvedic principles can help support our wellbeing throughout seasonal changes.Mentioned in this episode:Perfect Health by Deepak ChopraAyurveda: The Science of Self Healing by Dr. Vasant LadMN Institute of AyurvedaConnect with Dr. Manvikar on her website: ayuwellnessmn.com

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Sep 30

50 min 14 sec

Allison Mosso is a Soulful Health Coach, Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping people feel at home in their bodies.  In this episode we talk about intuitive eating and how it works, the pervasiveness of diet culture and the harm it causes, and what it can feel like to change our relationship with food.You can connect with Allison on her website mossonutritionandfitness.comAnd follow her on Instagram at @allison_mossoMentioned in this episode: Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole @foosciencebabe is a great resource to follow on Instagram

Sep 23

37 min 36 sec

It's been a minute!  Hear from our host, Lilly Zaborowski, about why we paused over the summer and what's to come now that fall has begun.

Sep 16

12 min 9 sec

Get to know trained chef and health coach Anna Klimmek, owner of Happy Food MN.  We talk about the connection between food and mood, and she shares some of her favorite proactive mental health care practices.  Anna and Lilly both talk about how they're becoming "casual abstainers" and drinking less alcohol, less often, and they get real about how it's not always easy in social situations.  Connect with Anna on Instagram or on her website HappyFoodMN.com

May 20

52 min 20 sec

Health coach Cynthia Shockley shares her story of how pole dancing and sensual movement became her unlikely gateway into mindfulness and yoga, and helped her heal during a critical time in her life.As a health coach, Cynthia now holds space for women to connect with their true desires and create a vibrant vision of wellbeing for themselves.  Hear about her new 8-week series called Permission to Play, featuring a variety of experts speaking on topics around relationship to self.Connect with Cynthia on her website or Instagram

May 13

54 min 13 sec

An interview with Dr. Ayanna Quamina, a naturopathic doctor who's passionate about empowerment in the wellness space.  We talk about how she got started in naturopathic medicine and why she's so passionate about it, and she talks about how she helps people feel more empowered in their health and wellbeing.She's also one of only two Black naturopathic doctors in the state of Minnesota, and we talk about why that's a problem, and why representation matters, especially in the wellness space.Connect with Dr. Ayanna Quamina at indigowellness.net and check out her new tea company Central Oak Apothecary.

May 6

49 min 3 sec

An interview with certified forest therapy guide David Motzenbecker, where we talk about the intuitive and intentional practicer of forest bathing, derived from the Japanese practice called Shinrin Yoku.  David has been leading immersive forest walks for the last three years, and you can connect with him and sign up for group walks with him on his website: motzstudios.com

Apr 29

49 min 5 sec

Taylor Tinkham, the creator of CeMental Break, is on a mission to promote mindfulness joyfully, colorfully, and publicly.  Eliminating barriers to more mindful living by making it fun and accessible.Get to know her on this episode of our podcast where we discuss mindfulness practices, how to create a CeMental Break, and the healing power of creative expression.Mentioned in this episode: CeMental Break websiteBig Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Apr 22

40 min 57 sec

An interview with Courtney Iverson, owner and proprietor of RecuperAcres, an outdoor ecotherapy facility on the border of Hennepin and Carver counties in Watertown, MN. We discuss the power of nature to help us heal and find comfort during difficult times, and Courtney shares her own family story of how RecuperAcres came to be.Mentioned in this episode:Ming Kuo's Vitamin N TED TalkMorels + Memories Event on May 22, 2021 

Apr 8

22 min 31 sec

Quick check in with host Lilly Zaborowski about the content themes that are coming up for April and May, and some of the specific themes we'll be covering this month.

Apr 2

3 min 30 sec

An interview with Rhonda Fellows, a birth doula and childbirth educator who’s passionate about empowering and educating birthers.  We talk about the role of a doula, why it’s important to educate yourself on your options when it comes to birth, and she shares her perspective as a Black doula on the realities of racial disparities in the healthcare system.Connect with Rhonda on her website: oilydoulamn.comMentioned in this episode: The Birth Partner by Penny SimkinPetition to Remove Rebozo Teachings From Doula Trainings

Mar 25

52 min 24 sec

An interview with Sarah Longacre, owner of Blooma, which started as a prenatal yoga studio in 2007 but has grown to be so much more than that.She shares how she got started in the birth world as a doula, what inspired her to open a prenatal yoga studio to begin with, and how Blooma has evolved over the years.This is a great episode for anyone who's about to give birth, and Sarah talks about the role of a doula, how to find a doula that's right for you, and why every birthing person deserves to have a supportive birth partner alongside them.

Mar 18

48 min 47 sec

Alexia Franco Pettersen is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and owner of Hola Postpartum, a meal delivery service specifically for new families during the postpartum time.  As a culture here in the US, we don't do a great job of supporting new families - many partners have to go back to work within days of a birth, and we lack the traditions of really caring for new parents as they're healing and getting to know their new baby.Alexia tells us about the inspiration behind Hola Postpartum, and how she reached to her father's side of the family and their traditional Mexican foods to support healing and lactation.  We also talk about how postpartum doulas can support new families and what foods and nutrients can help support lactation.Order from Hola Postpartum here.Connect with Alexia as a doula and educator here.

Mar 11

55 min 5 sec

Fertility struggles are so common, and yet they each are so unique.  And going through fertility struggles can be a painful and isolating experience.  In this episode, we hear from Kristen Womack about her fertility struggles through two pregnancies, and the support and care she received along the way.We discuss the importance of feeling seen and heard by your care provider, trusting your gut and balancing input from experts with knowing what's right for you, and the benefits of both conventional and holistic medicine specifically regarding fertility.Mentioned in this episode:Babies are Not Pizzas by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, LCCEUnconventional Medicine by Chris KresserDr. Sara Jean Barrett at Wellness MinneapolisHealth Foundations Birth Center

Mar 4

35 min 54 sec

Hear about what we have coming up this month as we shift our focus into fertility, birth, and postpartum health.  We have a lot of content especially around postpartum health and postpartum support, which is an area that can often get overlooked as we become so focused on birth.  Check out the episode to hear more, and get the scoop on how it fits into the bigger picture of what we're building at Well Connected Twin Cities.

Mar 2

16 min 46 sec

Divorce is hard.  There’s no getting around it.  Some are harder than others, but whatever the circumstances, it can feel incredibly isolating.  Podcast guest Jillian Lydell helps us understand the stages of divorce, how we can better show up for our friends and family members who go through a divorce, and she explains how a divorce coach can provide really specialized support.Jillian Lydell is a certified professional coach, with specializations in trauma informed coaching and divorce & divorce recovery coaching. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Jillian serves clients around the world through 1:1 coaching, on an online tele-health platform. You can connect with her at cultivatingjoycoach.comMentioned in this episode: If you are a woman in an abusive relationship and need help, there are many resources, depending on your location. You can do a google search for Woman’s Shelters for your area. You can also call 911, if it’s an emergency. Reach out, there is help. It’s not your fault. You matter. 

Feb 25

42 min 29 sec

No one likes fighting with their partner or spouse, but in this episode we explore why it can actually be beneficial.  How repairing a relationship can often make it even stronger, and why it's more important to do this repairing than it is to avoid fighting altogether.Mike Kosim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who helps people heal their relationships.  In this episode we talk about some of the common dynamics couples fall into and how they can be more effective communicators.  He gives actionable tips, and he also helps us understand what it's like to work with a couple's therapist and when it's a good idea for people to seek outside help.Connect with him on his website: https://www.heartfeltcounselingmn.com/

Feb 18

47 min 16 sec

An interview with Joe Molinari, a certified sex therapist who specializes in helping people heal from sexual trauma and find ways to move towards pleasure.  He also helps couples develop deeper intimacy with each other and navigate some of the common problems that can come up in sexual relationships, and that’s really what we focused our conversation around.This last year has been A LOT.  And as people are dealing with more stress and anxiety, it can have an effect on our sexual relationships.We talked about what to do when couples just aren’t on the same page sexually...maybe one person is feeling less interested in sex than they used to be...and he gives some really great tips for moving through these road bumps together and having more connected conversations about it.Another common issue that can come up is erectile dysfunction, and he provides some context for what treatment for that can look like.  This can be a tough subject for couples to talk about, and we talk about some of the mental baggage that goes along with it and an important first step that he recommends people take if they’re dealing with erectile dysfunction.Overall, Joe uses a lot of mindfulness techniques in his practice and he talks about how using some of these techniques can help people make that mind-body connection, get more in touch with body sensations and recognizing thoughts and thought patterns.This episode is great for anyone who’s feeling frustrated with their sexual relationships right now, couples who are feeling like they’re in a rut or not on the same page, or anyone dealing with erectile dysfunction and curious about what support and treatment for that can look like.Connect with Joe on his website at: https://www.joemolinari.com/

Feb 11

43 min 51 sec

Each month we'll be giving you a quick preview of what's to come on a quick bonus episode.  In February, we're exploring themes of self love, relationships, sexual health, and reproductive health.Hear more about upcoming classes like:Make Your Own Bath Products, featuring Sabrina Jones of SJC Body Love ProductsBody Appreciation Yoga, with Elisabeth PletcherAromatherapy for Self Love, with aromatherapist Sammi Boerner of Sage Mind and BodyA Proactive Approach to Fertility, with Dr. Danielle Vogler of Minneapolis Integrative Medicine ClinicAnd podcast episodes with:Mike Kosim, licensed Marriage and Family TherapistJoe Molinari, certified sex therapistJillian Lydell, a divorce coachA community member sharing a healing story around fertility strugglesMake sure you're subscribed to get all of our latest episodes, and sign up for our email newsletter here to get notified about new classes and blog posts throughout the month.

Feb 4

11 min 28 sec

Holistic health coach Andrea Smith joins us on the podcast to talk about a very common trend that happens around the end of January as new year's resolutions begin to fizzle out.  She explains the importance of aligning with your core values and focusing on intentions before goals.That all sounds great, right?  But like, what does that mean?  Listen to the full episode to find out how many of us need to take a few steps back before rushing into the next thing to "achieve" and some simple practices you can begin to experience this for yourself. You can connect with Andrea on her website, and she offers a free discovery call for you to determine if her health coaching practice is right for you.  Also mentioned in this episode is her upcoming class with us, that you'll be able to find in our library of on-demand classes.Follow Andrea on Instagram HERE.

Jan 28

52 min 15 sec

Nell Rueckl, the founder of Spot Spa, sits down to talk about the power of bodywork and massage, and shares a glimpse into her new bath house concept launching in Summer of 2021 called Watershed.We discuss a few types of massage and bodywork,  including Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage, which Nell describes as "the black diamond" of bodywork.  With over 20 years of experience in bodywork, Nell shares her perspective on how spas have evolved over the years, and what she wants to see in these spaces in the future.A true pioneer and leader in the Twin Cities healing community, Nell is the founder of Spot Spas, creator of Nell’s Remedies, and the visionary behind Watershed. She forged her experience at Horst’s Aveda Destination Spa and Kabuki Springs and has been recognized for achieving the highest level of mastery within the Minnesota spa industry. Mentioned in this episode: Spot SpasWatershed's iFundWomen crowdfunding campaign

Jan 21

50 min 4 sec

Host and co-founder Lilly Zaborowski reflects on the last year and how we'll continue to connect you with local holistic wellness resources going forward.Hear about why we're now bringing you on-demand classes and some other exciting resources we have coming your way this year.

Jan 21

10 min 30 sec

An Interview with Master QNRT Practitioner, Dr. Daniel Schilling who further describes the mind-body connection and how what we know about emotions, nervous systems, and the brain is optimizing the way we treat conditions and dis-ease. Dr. Schilling is a practicing chiropractor and kinesiologist, and founder of Secoya Health in Woodbury, MN. Prior to studying Chiropractic Medicine, he had a career as a Mechanical Engineer. His work analyzing many different systems as an engineer has provided him with a heightened understanding of the interconnectedness of the systems of the human body.Applying these skills to his chiropractic care allows Dr. Schilling to not simply focus on the immediate pain, but rather on finding and correcting the root cause of the problem.Follow Dr. Schilling on Instagram and FacebookMentioned in this episode:Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton Dr. John Turner, founder of the QNRT protocol  Dr. Joe Dispenza If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Oct 2020

53 min 40 sec

An interview with intuitive transformation coach Rosie Blanc, who draws on a variety of tools to support her clients through the healing process.  As someone who’s been through a transformative healing journey, Rosie has been called to walk with others in support as she guides them back to themselves.Rosie Blanc is trained in Conscious Language, reiki, Kundalini yoga, Kundalini breath-work, Kemetic breath work, sound bowls, the I AM presences and many other elements of various spiritual paths. She uses the tools that she’s familiar with to assist you on your journey of soul evolution.Follow Rosie on Instagram and Facebook  Website https://www.transformativerose.com/ If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Sep 2020

48 min

An interview with Naturopathic Doctor, Brittany Stamer. Whose own journey to flower essences has inspired her to incorporate that support in the treatment plans she prescribes. She describes how flower essences are an accessible tool capable of supporting us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as we pursue whole-body healing. Dr. Brittany Stamer is a naturopathic doctor with Wellness Minneapolis. She treats holistically and listens to each individual’s story, focusing on finding the root cause of each health concern.Dr. Stamer has expertise in women’s health, including PMS, acne, transition into menopause, painful menses, fibroids, as well as preconception, postpartum, and fertility support. She also shares the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) with patients so they will better understand their cycles.  She also sees patients with digestive concerns, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disease, cardiovascular issues, mental and emotional health concerns, and more.  Follow Dr. Brittany Stamer on Instagram and Facebook Mentioned in this episode:Wellness Minneapolis https://wellconnectedtwincities.com/business/wellness-minneapolis/ Rescue Remedy https://www.rescueremedy.com/en-us/rescue-storyBooks by Dr. Edward Bach https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Writings-Dr-Edward-Bach/dp/0091906725If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Sep 2020

26 min 56 sec

In this episode we talk with Dr. Tiffany Egan about how she’s bringing holistic house calls to the Twin Cities with chiropractic care and acupuncture for new moms and babies.  We discuss what inspired her to become a chiropractor, how acupuncture compliments chiropractic care, and how chiropractic care can help new moms both prepare for and recover from birth.  Dr. Tiffany Egan is a chiropractor and acupuncturist who specializes in treating moms and babies.  She’s passionate about helping families create a healthy lifestyle through holistic care.  As a working mom, she understands the struggles that come with growing your family, and she’s here to make it a little easier.  Follow Dr. Tiffany Egan on Instagram and FacebookMentioned in this episode:Dr. Tiffany Egan’s website - Holistic House CallsIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Sep 2020

36 min 28 sec

An Interview with Vanashree Belgamwar, an Ayurvedic practitioner leading our cities toward a more integrative future. Vanashree describes the benefits of using the Ayurvedic lifestyle science as a preventative complement to our traditionally accepted western approach.Discover what’s possible when we view our health through the Ayurvedic lens.Vanashree, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) received her extensive Ayurvedic education in India and has been practicing since 2011 both domestically and abroad. Vanashree owns her own practice in Maple Grove, Vanashree Ayurveda, and also practices out of Wellness Minneapolis. Follow Vanashree on Instagram and Facebook Mentioned in this episode:BAMS degree from the Maharashtra University of health SciencesAyurvedic Pulse Diagnosis through Sri Sri Nadi ParikshaIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Sep 2020

39 min

Lisa Harris joins us this week to discuss storytelling as a powerful healing tool.  Through her own experience of writing a book, Lisa discovered both the power in owning your story and the beauty that exists in sharing stories with a supportive community.We talk about how she began, the early events that started it all, and how her business has shifted with these times to continue supporting women and building a strong community.Lisa Harris is an author, storyteller, poet, narrative coach and the CEO/Founder of Fashion Meets Poetry, a personal development company that connects, guides and transforms women’s lives through the power of storytelling. It is Lisa's passion and purpose to help women unveil their stories and reclaim their personal power by shifting their narratives, giving voice to their stories, and building meaningful connections with others.Follow Lisa Harris on Instagram and Facebook Mentioned in this episode:Unveiled Beauty ProgramsLisa’s book: Unveiled BeautyIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Sep 2020

33 min 8 sec

An Interview with Zedé Harut, holistic healer and founder of Holistic Heaux and the Rebellion Relief Fund, a mutual aid fund supporting BIPOC birthers.  We discuss how Zedé got into holistic healing work as a teenager, and how she’s now supporting other Black and Brown birthers through her mutual aid fund.  Follow Holistic Heaux on Instagram and Facebook Mentioned in this episode:Rebellion Relief Mutual Aid Fund (DONATE)Rebellion Relief Mutual Aid Fund (REQUEST SUPPORT)If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Aug 2020

32 min 14 sec

An Interview with Talaya Dendy, cancer doula and fierce advocate, describes how developing your own self-advocacy skills can change your life and is more important now than ever.Talaya Dendy is a cancer thriver and founder of On The Other Side. As a cancer doula she is providing personalized support that addresses the emotional, navigational, educational and practical needs of the people that have been impacted by cancer.Follow Talaya on Instagram and Facebook https://www.ontheotherside.life/Mentioned in this episode:Cancer Care https://www.cancercare.org/ Family Caregiving Alliance https://www.caregiver.org/National Alliance for Caregiving https://www.caregiving.org/If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Aug 2020

36 min 18 sec

An Interview with Julia, founder of NYUM Plant Kitchen. While there are many similarities, Julia helps us understand the differences between vegan and plant-based diets. Not everyone has the time to prepare scratch-made, whole food, plant-based meals - especially as they are healing! Julia is the founder and operator of NYUM Plant Kitchen, a plant-based food preparation service committed to bringing healing plant-based foods to healing people. Follow Julia on Instagram and FacebookMentioned in this episode:Minimalist BakerHot for FoodMedical MediumIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Aug 2020

36 min 26 sec

An Interview with Chaz Sandifer, founder of The NEW Mpls, owner of the Camden Farmer’s Market, and a leading voice in empowered wellbeing.  Learn about what inspired her down this path and how her work has evolved through this time of physical distancing. Chaz is a group fitness instructor, lifestyle coach in diabetes prevention, and owner of the Camden Farmer’s Market.  With over 10 years of experience in fitness and wellness, she’s an incredible collaborator and you’ll often find her partnering with other local businesses on fun events all over town. Follow Chaz Sandifer on InstagramFollow The NEW Mpls on Instagram and FacebookIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Aug 2020

26 min 22 sec

A loss of anything can trigger a grief response. During this conversation, Rebecca Keyes, Certified Classical Homeopath specialized in trauma and grief, explains how homeopathy helps the body and mind build resilience and keep flowing through the stages of grief. Rebecca Keyes is a graduate of Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy and certified with Council for Homeopathic Certification. Rebecca was drawn to become a homeopath knowing that homeopathy is a safe and effective way to change negative coping patterns, heal from past trauma and find freedom and ease in life.Today she sees clients in St. Paul and Tree of Life Wellness Center in Albertville MN. She specializes in adults and children with mood imbalances, disruptive behavior and trauma. Follow Rebecca on Facebook + InstagramMentioned in this episode:Homeopathy Research Institute Minnesota Homeopathic AssociationIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Jul 2020

44 min 19 sec

An Interview with Sandra Maurer, co-founder of Terra Firma. We discuss how trauma-informed yoga can help calm the nervous system and allow the brain to process difficult emotions.  Learn about how it works, who it’s for, and how yoga instructors can create safer spaces in their studio classes.Sandra is a Registered, Experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) through the Yoga Life Institute in Pennsylvania, Certified Birth Doula (Birth Arts International), BA in Art Therapy (Arcadia University), Trauma-Informed Yoga Trained through Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery and Firefly Yoga International. Sandra has completed the Advanced Provider training through Postpartum Support International.  Additionally, Sandra is currently completing her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler Graduate School and is a therapist working with individuals and families at Mindful Families.  She has over 10 years teaching experience as a yoga instructor, working in various clinical and public settings including Hennepin County Health Care’s Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder program and the Emily Program, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment facility.Follow Terra Firma on Instagram and Facebook Mentioned in this episode:My Grandmother’s Hands by Resma MenakemDianne Bondy - Yoga for Every Body Amber Karnes - Body Positive YogaTerra Firma’s professional training programTeaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Practical GuideTrauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative HealingIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Jul 2020

35 min 45 sec

An Interview with Dr. Karen Lawson and Theresa Nutt,  the Co-Directors of the Masters in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching program at the University of Minnesota. Karen + Theresa share their insider’s scoop of what goes into training a quality health coach, how coaches are up-leveling patient-centeredness in healthcare, and how you go about finding a coach that best fits your values. Dr. Karen Lawson is board certified in family + holistic medicine, leads the integrative medical education efforts at the U of M, is a published author + researcher, and speaks nationally to diverse audiences on the power and potential of integrated and holistic health care practices.Theresa Nutt  is a board certified holistic nurse and has extensive training in holistic practices including advanced energy healing techniques as a reiki master teacher and healing touch level 3 practitioner, training in self-hypnosis and meditation, advanced coaching training, and breath techniques. Follow The Center for Spirituality + Healing Mentioned in this episode:U of M Center for Spirituality + HealingIntegrative Health + Wellbeing Research Program National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Jul 2020

45 min 14 sec

An interview with Cassandra Rose, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing at Bhakti Wellness Center in Edina, MN.Cassandra specializes in macular regeneration, which uses Acunova, acupuncture, microcurrent therapy, herbs, supplements and lifestyle to address degenerative eye diseases.This treatment regimen is shown to be up to 85% effective by clinical outcome measures, offering real hope for patients with these conditions.Cassandra Rose is a licensed acupuncturist and Herbalist with specialties in macular regeneration, oncology support and community family medicine.Follow Cassandra on Instagram or Facebook and find her website here.Mentioned in this episode:Evidence Based AcupunctureBhakti Wellness CenterIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Jul 2020

22 min 9 sec

An interview with Dr. Danielle Vogler-Bos, a Naturopathic Doctor at Minneapolis Integrative Medicine Center specializing in hormone optimization. She shares an empowering look at fertility.  We talk about how to boost fertility naturally, what some common causes of fertility struggles are, and how working with a Naturopathic Doctor can help support these efforts.Follow her on Instagram or Facebook, Book an intro call with her here.Mentioned in this episode:Minneapolis Integrative Medicine CenterEnvironmental Working Group’s healthy living app - check on the safety of food and personal care products. If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Jun 2020

43 min 43 sec

An interview with Nellie Brau, founder of Haus of Ojas. Nellie is helping those fighting with diet culture to reclaim their birthright to hunger, food, + body image through the power of holistic health coaching. In this conversation, Nellie explains what sets coaching apart, and what makes the approach so successful when redefining our relationship with food. Through holistic health coaching, online courses, and live workshops, Nellie works with you to break up with the exhaustion society, dismantle diet culture, and reclaim the time, energy, and money these cultural fixtures robbed from you. Nellie empowers and guides you to food freedom, body liberation, and holistic living. Using Ayurveda as an intuitive wisdom tool, Nellie specializes in moving you from 'one-size-fits-all' to knowing your deepest self in unearthing your wellbeing.Nellie holds a Master's degree in Holistic Health, is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a registered yoga teacher, and an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Follow Haus of Ojas on Instagram and FacebookMentioned in this episode:e-Course Everyday Holistic Health by Haus of OjasBook your FREE 15-min coaching consultation If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Jun 2020

32 min 59 sec

An Interview with Amanda Leaveck, creator of digital learning + empowerment platform, Science & Magic. Amanda helps us understand the biological, physiological, and neurological response to positive emotions like hope, peace, love, and gratitude–both individually and within a larger community. Amanda is a self-proclaimed brain geek who truly understands the profound impact our thoughts and emotions have on our body chemistry and our lives. She uses meditation, yoga, nature, and neuroscience as tools to cultivate ease and balance in our communities.  Follow Amanda Leaveck on Instagram and Facebook Follow Science & Magic on Instagram and Facebook Mentioned in this episode:Insight Timer - Nervous System MassagePower Vs Force David R. HawkinsBecoming Supernatural Joe DispenzaGift an annual subscription of Science & Magic or apply for a scholarship yourselfHeartMath Institute research on heart coherence If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

May 2020

52 min 40 sec

An interview with Kim Lovejoy, who leads us to a deeper understanding of our mental and physical responses to chaos, stress and grief, especially during this time of pandemic, and what we can do today to feel more vibrant.Kim Lovejoy Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Specializing in body-based work, Kim explains how somatic experiencing releases trauma and overwhelm that has been held in the nervous systemFollow Kim on Instagram and Facebook Learn more at LovejoyHolistic.comMentioned in this episode:Ellen Degeneres Scare CompilationPeter Levine Somatic ExperiencingAmy Kuretsky Breathwork at Constellation Acupuncture & Healing ArtsIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Apr 2020

35 min 7 sec

I sat down with Sammi Boerner of SAGE mind and body, certified aromatherapist as well as a health and lifestyle coach, to give us a deeper understanding of how essential oils are working in our bodies and minds. Sammi creates custom blends to effectively support healthy digestions, sleep, anxiety, acne, and more. Sammi gives us pointers on how we can use essential oils and aromatherapy to further promote calm, and a deeper sense of focus + grounding within our homes.Follow her on Instagram @SageMindandBodyMN and on FacebookPRE-ORDER HER BOOK - Essential Oils for Promoting Weight LossMentioned in this Episode:Sammi's unique line of blends are available at her online shopChakra balancing blendsIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Apr 2020

34 min 55 sec

Discover What's Possible.This conversation explores the truth about chiropractic care. Local chiropractors give a detailed definition of the practice, the true scope, and the potential for optimizing primary care.Joining the conversation:Kelsey Perreault  https://www.kelseyperreaultdc.com/Hannah Steinmetz  https://www.dakotachiroclinic.com/ShaRhae Matousek https://www.realhealthclinic.com/If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Apr 2020

33 min 20 sec

Dr. Natalia Pellegrino shares her at-home tips and tricks for boosting immunity and increasing illness-fighting superpowers within us all. Dr. Natalia is a naturopathic doctor practicing at Be Well Natural Medicine in St. Paul. She has been either practicing or studying nutrition, health, yoga, meditation, and therapeutic massage for the past 15 years. Her experience with healing arts work in addition to her naturopathic medical training allows her to utilize a vast array of modalities to support people on their path to optimal health.The body and mind have an incredible capacity to heal, when provided with the right nutrition, lifestyle, environment and mindset.When not seeing patients, she enjoys reading, taking continuing education classes, traveling, going to yoga or dance classes, and visiting friends and family in New York.Follow her on Instagram at @DrNatalia.ND or learn more at www.bewellnaturalmedicine.comBook a virtual appointment.Mentioned in this episode:Be Well Natural Medicine @BeWellNaturalMedicineMNGinger Tea RecipeMountain Rose Herbs Online ShopIf you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Apr 2020

37 min 42 sec

An Interview with Sierra Carter, owner of The Zen Bin. The Zen Bin is widening the definition and accessibility of safe healing space. Noting that safe doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. The Zen Bin collaborates to bring you hip hop yoga, trap meditation, and powerful community healing circles. Community is the cure. FollowSierra Carter’s work The Zen Bin on Instagram and Facebook . Mentioned in this episode:Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak ChopraAlia Crum - catch her TED talk here. Upcoming Events on EventbriteMindful Kidz (Yoga + Mindfulness events for kids)TRAPSOUL MeditationHip Hop Yoga Collaboration with 612 Jungle If you like what we're doing, support us by subscribing and leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts. Take a screenshot and tag us on Instagram (@WellConnectedTwinCities) so we can say thank you.

Mar 2020

30 min 57 sec