THE Space by Svn Space Podcast

Svn Space

Svn Space (pronounced Seven Space) is a female founded lifestyle platform based in sunny San Diego with a focus on Hemp, Wellness, Sustainability and Education. Each week THE Space by Svn Space Podcast brings you unique interviews with brilliant and hilarious personalities to help you Learn, Laugh and Grow. Welcome to THE Space!

All Episodes

On March 15, 2020, the first US territory (Puerto Rico) announced stay-at-home orders, and the coronavirus lockdown began. Today, on March 15, 2021, we check in on our mental health, and how this stranger-than-fiction reality has affected — and continues to affect — our mental health. What has a year of COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions done to our minds, our emotional health, and our wellbeing? Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, clinical psychologist, helps us navigate this dark “anniversary” and shows us the light at the end of the tunnel.

Mar 15

36 min 7 sec

There’s nothing quite as toxic as the diet culture we’ve been fed for decades (if not longer). Lisa Hayim, MS, RD, founder of Fork The Noise, podcast host for The Truthiest Life and OUTWEIGH has dedicated her life’s work to undoing this damage and evangelizing the messages of healthy relationships with food. Here’s how to get on track to improving your OWN relationship with food.

Mar 7

49 min 16 sec

Meditation is hard — so hard, that people get frustrated and give it up. But the benefits of meditation are SO powerful and profound (you hear this all the time!) that we want to figure out how to make it as easy as possible. Here’s a “how to meditate for dummies” (or, more appropriately, a meditation 101) with Ashley Wray, founder of Mala Collective — plus a BONUS guided meditation.

Feb 28

40 min 7 sec

Saturday 2/27 will bring the Full Moon in Virgo — here’s how to clean out your life, home, and mind to start fresh (plus, an update on the cosmos, a look at Pisces Season, and more!)

Feb 22

1 hr 2 min

The CBD market has exponentially exploded in just over half a decade, growing 15x since 2014. So how does a brand stand out to show CBD consumers that they’re different, special, and doing things the right way? CEO of Reed’s Remedies, Melissa Parker, and her patent attorney Katherine Sales dive into this behind-the-scenes look at the Cannabis industry.

Feb 15

26 min 2 sec

Do you have Valentine’s plans? Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, there’s so much to learn about relationships, romance, online dating, sex, self-love, and more. If you’re feeling lonely this season, we’ve got the perfect episode for you (plus what to do for yourself on 2/14). Relationship expert and sex educator Rachel Wright, LMFT, host of The Wright Reasons podcast joins us at The Space to talk about all of it — no filter. BONUS: A guided visualization for self love you can use right now. 

Feb 7

29 min 19 sec

The fourth and final installment of our New Year, Same You, New Mindset series! Getting a new lens on dating, love, sex, and shame in the pandemic era. As we head into the month of romance and love, Rachel Wright, LMFT, sex educator, licensed therapist, relationship expert, and host of The Wright Reasons podcast joins us to talk about how COVID changed our relationships — and how we have conversations about our health. Part one of a two-part interview (join us next week for part 2!)

Jan 31

27 min 34 sec

Our final week in the New Year, Same You, New Mindset series. Speaking of changing mindsets, a lot of us have changed our mindset and attitude toward hemp. April Pride, founder of women’s cannabis lifestyle brand Van der Pop, talks about cannabis’s reputation in the wellness world and its meteoric rise to popularity. 

Jan 24

40 min 50 sec

Welcome to week two in our New Year, Same You, New Mindset series. Renowned astrologer Shannon Aganza gives us an astrological outlook via a 2021 cosmic forecast, so we have a bit of optimism — and a lot of MIND ENERGY — heading into this new year. Plus, learn why she *doesn’t* recommend goal setting this year.

Jan 17

49 min 11 sec

The first in our New Year, Same You, New Mindset series for January, we’re bringing you ways to shape your mental wellbeing and outlook on life in 2021. Clinical psychologist Kevin Gilliland, PsyD. is BACK and ready to give you some mental health pointers to start the new year — get ready to make some resolutions you’ll actually keep (and that’ll actually help you feel better).

Jan 10

43 min 11 sec

Happy holidays! For our last episode of the year (and season 1 finale!) we’re gifting you a holiday-focused celestial forecast from cosmic goddess Shannon Aganza, founder of Moon Gathering. Bonus: today’s date (12/21/20) has a super special astrological meaning — The Great Conjunction. This is an ideal time to set some MAJOR intentions (hello, manifestation). Shannon also shares some lunar tracking info for the holidays (why you should totally indulge on Christmas Eve), and gives us a "Dream Ritual" for the first twelve days of January. Get your notebooks ready! And find more from Shannon on @moongathering and @theemoondweller.

Dec 2020

55 min 17 sec

Founder of Damn Good Yoga, Sarrah Strimel, is 38 years young and has danced and performed in seven Broadway shows. Today, she’s fighting stage 2 Breast Cancer and inspiring everyone around her to live their best, bravest life.

Dec 2020

34 min 47 sec

Founder of Damn Good Yoga, Sarrah Strimel, is 38 years young and has danced and performed in seven Broadway shows. Today, she’s fighting stage 2 breast cancer and inspiring everyone around her to live their best, bravest life. 

Dec 2020

25 min 54 sec

Meet Farmer Cee: CEO of Green Heffa Farms, a social equity boutique hemp and medicinal plant farm in Liberty, North Carolina. Cee was the featured farmer for the 2019 Hemp History Week campaign.

Nov 2020

44 min 7 sec

Today THE Space is diving into the OG CBD brand, Charlotte’s Web, with their director of education: Jen Palmer, ND. Jen is a naturopathic doctor with decades of experience in integrative medicine. We’ll hear about the origins of the CBD industry, Charlotte’s Web’s mission to help a little girl named Charlotte with epilepsy, and the future of hemp.

Nov 2020

27 min 21 sec

Continuing our last conversation on stressed skin, we have another fabulous skincare founder at THE Space. Kimberly Dillon is the founder of Frigg; she’s the most sought after CBD Educator in the industry, the first BIPOC CMO in the cannabis industry, and she’s leading the way in unchartered territories for women of color. Kimberly recently launched her long awaited skincare line that is focused on defending against the impacts of stress on your skin.  

Nov 2020

36 min 10 sec

This year has been hard, and on so many levels. THE Space welcomes Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, a pioneering psychologist, scientist, podcast host, author and director of mental health nonprofit The AAKOMA Project, to discuss how we can deal with burnout and reset heading into 2021.  

Nov 2020

33 min 54 sec

One of the most iconic figures in comedy and cannabis, Tommy Chong, visits us here at THE Space podcast to share words of wisdom and his thoughts on the future of cannabis.

Nov 2020

1 hr 13 min

America’s first cannabis doctor by NBC, Dr. Alex Capano — the first person to earn a Ph.D. in cannabinoid studies — is giving us an update on cannabis research and if CBD can actually help fight or prevent cancer.

Oct 2020

37 min 22 sec

One month after a B4BC ReTreat Yourself wellness Retreat that she had planned and hosted, pro snowboarder and B4BC wellness ambassador Megan Pischke was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Today at The Space, she talks breast cancer awareness, what integrative health means (and it’s role in our lives), and how she overcame two near-death experiences.  

Oct 2020

42 min 16 sec

With elections, 2020 insanity, and dry winter weather, our skin is getting put through the ringer. Melissa Jochim, beauty and skincare guru and founder of High Beauty shares how to soothe your stressed skin and use the power of hemp to heal your beautiful face.

Oct 2020

46 min 27 sec

It’s election season, which can lead us to mental and emotional turmoil. But what if we want to stay informed… without giving ourselves a stress ulcer? Founder of Political Playlist, Anthony Barkett, teaches us how to learn more about politics — without sending yourself into an anxiety spiral or rage blackout.

Oct 2020

34 min 36 sec

Today’s episode of The Space by Svn Space centers on how to manage hormonal imbalances and PMS alongside the healing powers of hemp with Dr. Allen Morgan, board-certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist. Along with his daughter Ariel Morgan, they founded the botanical brand Maxine+Morgan to address problems millions of women face daily, and they’re sharing their intel on how we can all live a healthier, happier, less painful life.

Sep 2020

32 min 56 sec

Alright so we’ve got this astrology 101: Mars Retrograde edition dialed. Now for astrology 102 (leveling up!) — how does all of this affect us? How is this impacting our energy, the world around us? How can we be mindful of this? Join Svn Space and our very special guest, Thea Anderson, to explore answers to these questions and help guide us through the rest of 2020.

Sep 2020

37 min 11 sec

Join Svn Space this week as we chat with Kate Miller, CEO and cofounder of Miss Grass, about going "from wine to weed", finding the right cannabis routine for you, and the evolution of cannabis culture over the past decade. 

Sep 2020

39 min 4 sec

With tradeshows and events on pause, how does the Cannabis Industry stay connected to retailers, media and ultimately the public? Svn Space is very proud to welcome the Founders and visionaries of the Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference (LMCC), Jed Wexler and Jonathan Halata.The Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference is a hybrid event and platform that connects retailers, media, and investors to “a new genre of luxury-minded and design-forward visionaries in the CBD, hemp, cannabis space,” if you’re a CBD or Hemp brand (or thinking about starting one), this episode is DEFINITELY for you. The conference will be held this September 15th & 16th and to get your pass to this unique hybrid event and all of the programming, visit the link:

Sep 2020

30 min 51 sec

THE Space welcomes back astrologer extraordinaire Shannon Aganza — Svn Space’s most trusted cosmic advisor. We’re checking in on the back half of 2020 to get a little state of the astrological union and see how we can lean in and capitalize on the present moment.  

Aug 2020

41 min 56 sec

Grow your Cannabis Knowledge! Ball Family Farms CEO Chris Ball and Director of Genetics, Ashton Howarth give an inside look to how cannabis is grown, their beginnings, trials, and successes in the industry.  

Aug 2020

45 min 30 sec

Join Svn Space for a chat with Liz Letchford, PhD(c), ATC athletic trainer, creator of The Release, and injury prevention specialist. She’s teaching us how to identify where our stress is coming from, how it’s manifesting in our bodies, and how to turn that stress response OFF and get your body and mind feeling good again. To try Liz’s stress “off button” method, The Release self-massage class, visit   

Aug 2020

32 min 30 sec

THE Space welcomes Lara Corey and Luigi Aldon, founders of Smudge Wellness, to talk about crystal healing and the merits of all things considered “woo woo” by the Western world. What *is* spiritual wellness? How do we actually use crystals in our everyday life? How does this all work? Find out in this week’s episode! BONUS: Listeners of THE Space can try Chorus Meditation with Luigi; use code SVNSPACE at for a free class.   

Aug 2020

48 min 39 sec

Today we’re chatting with Karim Webb, acclaimed restaurateur, entrepreneur, and social activist. He’s the brains behind 4THMVMT, a social equity initiative that is helping to bring equality to American business and the cannabis space 

Aug 2020

35 min 5 sec

This week Svn Space welcomes Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Co-Founder of HelloMD, Perry Solomon, MD.  Svn Space sits down with Dr. Perry Solomon, MD, to figure out how exactly we can use hemp in place of traditional over the counter and prescription medication to help treat anxiety, insomnia, and pain and inflammation.  

Jul 2020

17 min 14 sec

Stop fighting your food choices! Bumpin’ Blends founder and Registered Dietitian Lisa Mastela, RD, MPH teaches us how to eat intuitively, calm our bodies with the right nutrients, and use Hemp in our diets to feel better all around. See more from Lisa at @bumpinblends. 

Jul 2020

42 min 34 sec

This week THE Space is sitting down with mental health advocate, philanthropist, and psychotherapist Nina Westbrook,LMFT Nina and our host Dominique are talking about finding joy and hope in difficult times, rethinking expectations, leaning into the chaos of 2020, and why destigmatization is so important.

Jul 2020

25 min 46 sec

This week Svn Space welcomes Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Co-Founder of HelloMD, Perry Solomon, MD.  Svn Space sits down with Dr. Perry Solomon, MD, to figure out how exactly we can use hemp in place of traditional over the counter and prescription medication to help treat anxiety, insomnia, and pain and inflammation.  VISION

Jun 2020

31 min 16 sec

Meet Shayna Taylor: Holistic nutritionist, organic chef, and now entrepreneur: Founder of Bottle and Stone CBD. Shayna shares how she’s healed her body and mind with the power of plants and natural, whole foods — with tips on how you can do the same!

Jun 2020

39 min 2 sec

THE Space welcomes Outerknown’s Megan Stoneburner Azim: Director of Sustainability and Sourcing. Outerknown was launched by world famous professional surfer Kelly Slater. Outerknown’s vision is a future where clothing contributes to a world where people and planet prosper.

Jun 2020

35 min 11 sec

Today THE Space welcomes Kiana Reeves, the Chief Education Officer at Foria Wellness. Kianna is a Doula, Educator and Pelvic Health Practitioner. Together we discuss women’s sexual health and CBD/Hemp’s role in it. Be prepared for a very educational and sex-inspired episode of THE Space.

May 2020

39 min 44 sec

We know that the CBD compound itself can't get you high (that's THC's job)... so why have some people (including our host and guest) experienced an intoxication from a CBD product? Tune into this hysterical, particularly ridiculous episode in which THE Space Podcast host Dominique and her bestie Cheyenne (the peanut butter to her jam) recount about the times we got high -- on accident -- from Hemp. 

May 2020

25 min 27 sec

THE Space discusses how to capitalize on this break, find clarity, reset your life, and get to the root of health problems with Dr. Habib Sadeghi.In this episode THE Space dives into what is emotional digestion, how to process tough experiences, learn, grow, and heal mind body soul. 

May 2020

34 min 14 sec

Kati Holland founded Not Pot CBD at 23 years old with a mission to destigmatize cannabis, introduce plant medicine to the masses, and help undo the effects of the crooked criminal justice system. THE Space wants to give our unemployed and career-shifting listeners some inspiration as to how they can get back on their feet and pursue a new passion, face the inevitable challenges of entrepreneurship, and thrive while following a passion to make a difference.  

May 2020

30 min 25 sec

This week, THE Space by Svn Space welcomes Dr. Kevin Gilliland Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Expert to discuss the science of happiness and how to turn your mood around. Stress indicators (and ramifications), but mostly tips on getting healthier and happier quickly!

May 2020

36 min

Athlete, founder, and activist Rachael Rapinoe of Mendi CBD ( visits THE Space to talk about soccer, fitness, recovery, the serious opioid epidemic in the sports world, and how CBD might be able to help.

Apr 2020

29 min 3 sec

Today at THE Space we’re chatting with two guests who are champions of one of the planet’s most sustainable resources — we’re talking obviously, about Svn Space’s favorite plant, Hemp. We’ve got Bruce Dietzen, who has actually made a car out of Hemp — which is not a gag, it’s actually maybe going to give Elon Musk a run for his money: Svn Space is also very honored to have Dan Herer here today, son of legendary hemp advocate Jack Herer. Herer balances multiple roles as industrial hemp developer, hemp entrepreneur, and is the Director of the California-based 

Apr 2020

21 min 22 sec

Shannon Aganza, founder of Moon Gathering in Encinitas, Ca is an extraordinary astrologer, intuitive, and spiritual wellness counselor — and one of Svn Space’s favorite humans! She comes to THE Space to talk about how astrology can be a form of therapy, how to use it to stay calm and go with the flow, and how to develop your own spiritual hygiene regimen. Read more about this at

Apr 2020

22 min 41 sec

Sh*t is getting wild out there, friends. During this time of global crisis, Svn Space called on extraordinary astrologer, Shannon Aganza, founder of Moon Gathering. In this episode of THE Space, Dominique and Shannon break down astrology patterns and do some cosmic forecasting and contextualizing to figure out what the hell is going on.  

Apr 2020

37 min 44 sec

Fitness pop star Caleb Marshall of The Fitness Marshall — a dance fitness YouTuber with millions of fans and subscribers across the globe — joins us at THE Space for a hilarious and candid chat about mental health, fitness, stigmas, and CBD. 

Mar 2020

21 min 50 sec

THE Space by Svn Space Podcast is very excited and proud to welcome President and Cofounder of Wholistic Research and Education Foundation, Pelin Thorogood. Wholistic Research is dedicated to exploring the health benefits of CBD-rich therapeutics through funding medical and clinical research. This week, Pelin and our host, Dominique Astorino, discuss the fascinating intersection of Eastern and Western Wellness.  

Mar 2020

38 min 3 sec

Svn Space and Emily from LEEF Organics discuss the recent CBD Craze. Taking a little inspiration from Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's hilarious sketch from Portlandia, "Put a Bird on It", Svn Space and Emily share examples of the way CBD is used these days in all kind of settings, from deodorant to cheeseburgers. "Put Some CBD on It"

Mar 2020

28 min 41 sec

Meet the founders of Svn Space, a female-focused multimedia platform dedicated to educating the mainstream on the beauty and wellness lifestyle benefits of Hemp.  

Mar 2020

13 min 10 sec