Meet Barbara Close, Founder and CEO of Naturopathica, wellness innovator, author and educator. Barbara has spent the last 30 years in the holistic beauty industry teaching and exemplifying that deep growth happens when self-care is a celebration, and not a fixation. Barbara believes that sensual practices of aromatherapy, herbalism, and massage are no longer luxuries to be savored on special occasions, but instead to be used often as a way to nurture the body and spirit. Welcome to 21st Century wellness!
Popular Astrologer Carol Ferris is back to discuss the synergy of Astrology and Chinese Medicine in our personal story. Carol offers a wise and studied understanding of how our horoscope is the shape and color and music of our particular journey. She will also be guiding us through a better understanding of what Chinese Medicine is trying to teach us in harmony with our horoscope.
When you fall in love, you’re high on the ways you’re similar, in tune with each other and sexually excited. You fall in love with your differences too, loving what you admire in the other, and the adventurous contrast to your own history. But then comes the inevitable next stage of love: you’re painfully disappointing to each other. Both you and your partner stop putting each other first. You revert back to the quirky and unique people you are, who want things your way and now seem unaware or unwilling to sacrifice too much for the other. You often feel angry, distant, and resentful. You lash out, or withdraw. This is when the true task of love begins. Dr. Bonnie Comfort will be teaching us how to fight well, how to tolerate disappointment, how to forgive, and how to bring your expectations in line with the reality of a very imperfect other and a very imperfect you; ultimately leading to the most satisfactory intimacy.
I will be in the hot-seat this week, interviewed by editor and writer Danielle Claro, author of New York Times bestseller: The New Health Rules - Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness. I am a published author, television personality, international radio host and a Confidence Coach practicing in Portland, Oregon. My work is dedicated to helping individuals realize their true potential through attention to mind, body and spiritual principles and practices. My trademark brand, Feel Good Naked™ has been featured on Oprah, KATU TV and most recently, VoiceAmerica Radio, in which I connect with a rich community of authors, academics and healers to bring awareness to an array of personal, social and cultural topics.
Tune into your own empowered life with the guidance of executive leader Tobey Fitch, whose clients include: Apple, Facebook, Google, Nike, and many others. Fitch works at the intersection of strategy, story, and organizational performance, helping leaders and their teams envision the future, tackle hard challenges, and develop core competencies. Fitch shares how to take an integrated approach to leadership development, and communication, while also teaching the true meaning of wisdom.
Through embracing a plant based diet, and simultaneously embarking on a deep meditation practice, Julie Piatt healed herself of a large cyst in her neck, which doctors diagnosed as an incurable ailment. This experience gave her an intimate connection to food, and proved to her the miraculous ability of the body to heal itself when supported with pure whole living foods and a connection to the soul. Julie has since co-authored the best selling cookbook The Plantpower Way, along with her plant-based endurance athlete husband and best selling author, Rich Roll. Julie's first solo book This Cheese is Nuts will be released 6/1/17. A true spiritual wellness warrior, Julie Piatt is also a podcast host, plant based chef, motivational speaker, meditation guide, yoga teacher, and singer. At the core of all of Julie’s offerings is an opportunity for an expansion of our perspectives; so that we all may realize our divine blueprint or life purpose.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Penney Peirce leads the way in exploring the dynamics of energy, personal resonance, and our accelerating ultrasensitivity. A shift in frequency (thought patterns & attention), is what it takes to change darkness to understanding, fear to gratitude, and snagged situations to the very best teachers. Because science has long taught us to rely on what we can see and touch, we often don't notice that our spirit, thoughts, emotions, and body are all made of energy. Everything is vibrating. In fact, each of us has a personal vibration that communicates who we are to the world and ultimately shapes our understanding of home.
Catherine Feeny is an American singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. When I recently heard her perform the music of Elliott Smith, I was truly blown away and I wanted to know more about her story. Elliott Smith's music impacted not only listeners, but especially other musicians, drawn to his brilliant songwriting. Smith's best-selling album Either/Or turns 20 years old this year, and the amazing Catherine Feeny will be playing a few songs for us on my show, while sharing her story as a woman in the music industry.
Meet Sexuality Doula - Ev'Yan Whitney, who wants you to re-claim the words sensual, intuitive, feminine and sexy; she wants you to feel free and confident in your sexual expressions. Ev’Yan Whitney created Sex Love Liberation so that she could have a place to chronicle her journey into sexual healing and awakening. Since then, her website, blog and private practice transformed into a safe haven for other women who want to find peace within their own sexuality, while also finding their footing as erotic, sensual, self-empowered beings.
From the 1980's, when fitness meant Jane Fonda, tight, shiny, and neon-bright to the 1990's, when mega-gym's first appeared and everyone wore high-rise bike shorts and scrunchies, and we saw the birth of the late-night fitness infomercials to the 2000's, when there was an explosion in workout options from cycling to kickboxing to Pilates coming into vogue, a yoga booty and weight lifting for women, and interval and heart-rate based training, while wearing capri-length running tights and a technical tank top, to now ... lots to talk about with Molly Fox, one of the true fitness icon's, who has been part of each of these memorable decades of movement.
Lauren Weedman is an award-winning actress, playwright and author who lives her story out loud and while doing so, inspires others to do the same. Weedman processes her heartbreaks through a brilliant comedic filter that grabs the heartstrings and deeply inspires the notion that lemons really can become lemonade. She is best known for her regular role on the HBO television series Looking, and was a popular correspondent on The Daily Show. Weedman has written and performed several one-woman shows, including Homecoming, BUST, The People's Republic of Portland, and Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore. She is the author of two books of comedic essays.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Penney Peirce leads the way in exploring the dynamics of energy, personal resonance, and our accelerating ultra-sensitivity. A simple shift in frequency is often all it takes to change depression to peace, fear to enthusiasm, and snagged situations to magical results. Because science has long taught us to rely on what we can see and touch, we often don't notice that our spirit, thoughts, emotions, and body are all made of energy. Everything is vibrating. In fact, each of us has a personal vibration that communicates who we are to the world and ultimately shapes our reality. On this show, Penney teaches you how to manage your energy "state" so you can stay on track with your destiny, and reap the benefits of the life you're truly built for.
When Colin Beavan embarked upon a yearlong experiment to lead a zero net-impact existence in the middle of New York City, he had no idea what a profound effect it would have upon himself and others around him. For Colin, the project—chronicled in a book, a documentary, and an ongoing lecture series—formed the basis of a radical “lifestyle redesign” that reached beyond just environmental activism. For most of us, though, even contemplating this kind of "doing without" is overwhelming and confusing. In this conversation, Colin will explain how to invite small changes into your life that will make you feel more alive and joyful, while also participating in the kind of transformational happiness that helps the world.
Laura Munson wrote a New York Times and international best-selling memoir: This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness. Laura's book grabbed me by the heart and gut, and did the same for thousands of others! After the success of her memoir, Laura decided to create her renowned Haven Writing Retreats in Montana. Haven is both a writing retreat and a workshop in one. Whether you want to learn how to write a memoir, how to write a novel, or how to become a writer in the way only you can, Haven provides a memorable experience. If you want to find your unique voice and stories and set them free, I am honored to introduce you to Laura Munson.
If you choose to be AWAKE in this world - meet Penney Peirce. "We're leaving the Information Age and entering the Intuition Age, says Peirce, one of the world's leading experts on intuition and sensitivity development. Our perception is shifting and the rules of life are changing. It is only by becoming skillful with intuition and mastering the art of working with the 'frequency principles' that govern energy and awareness, that you'll be truly successful in our fast new world." Penney is the author of 10 books about this topic; my personal favorite: Frequency - The Power of Personal Vibration.
Dana Falsetti struggled most of her life with her body-image and self-esteem, thinking she just needed to lose weight. It wasn't until she lost more than 100 pounds that she realized nothing had changed with her self deprecating dialogue; so she decided to try yoga to face her internal demons. She stayed committed to yoga, eventually making a crucial connection: once she started proving herself wrong on the mat, doing things she thought were impossible because of her body, her negative self-talk began to transform, as did her life. Today, Dana is a self-love revolutionary leading 500,000 through social media, and is in high demand as a yoga teacher, public speaker and inspirational leader.
Karen Pride is an entrepreneur, a business woman, a yogini and an artist in the true sense of the word. Karen is the proud owner of three gluten-free health food restaurants and a yoga studio in Portland, Oregon. Karen infuses passion, love and the belief that we are all connected in this world into every aspect of her life and businesses. Karen Pride takes living a balanced, curious, spirited, healthy, creative, ambitious life to an entirely new level - she is a young master and her voice leads the way.
With over 35 years of experience and pedigreed credentials as a Clinical Sexologist and Sexuality Educator, Dr. Patti Britton, Ph.D. has built a reputation as a pioneer of sex coaching. It is common for people to shut down their sexual vitality, either because of physical trauma or aging or both. Dr. Patti has created a groundbreaking approach to sexual healing that is targeted to help individuals gain sexual confidence, experience deep connection and reach heightened pleasure. I can't wait to learn more about her methods and unique approach to overcoming shame, healing sexual dissatisfaction and deepening intimate connections. *THIS SHOW IS FOR ADULTS ONLY*
Chocolate captivates the imagination like no other food. Throughout history people have prized cocoa: to the ancient Mayans, it was the food of the gods. Cubans use it as an aphrodisiac. This Valentine’s Day alone American's will drop a projected $700 million on chocolate - a tradition that endures in our modern era. Chocolate is something that gets into you and never goes away once you are bitten. On this episode, you will have the opportunity to meet the founders of Ethereal Confections, they have managed to create the best chocolate I have ever eaten in the USA. I can’t wait to hear what makes their chocolate so fine and how they learned to fuse flavors that tell a story in chocolate.
Remaining faithful for life is a tall order. Statistically in the U.S., 41% of married people admit to either physical or emotional infidelity, and two thirds say they would have an affair if they knew they'd never be caught. In the last 50 years the definitions and styles of partnership have broadened to include gay, bisexual and transgender marriages, blended families, and cohabitation without marriage. We often have three or four long term partners in adulthood, we may live in different cities and commute, sleep in separate bedrooms, and have different sets of friends. In this episode, I will be sharing the conversation with Dr. Bonnie Comfort, Ph.D., we will explore why people have affairs, what we can learn about love from their experiences, how we can cope with either having an affair ourselves or discovering our partner has been cheating.