Episode 39: Compassion and Palliative Care with Dr. Diane Meier, MD

There is a conversation that we are not having in medicine - and that is related to our dying.  Oftentimes when this conversation does happen, it is often too late for palliative care to do some good, to relieve suffering, to improve quality of life, during the time that we have left.  And because this conversation doesn't happen, or...

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Episode 38: The Biology of Belief with Dr. Bruce Lipton

We have Dr. Bruce Lipton on the show today!  He wrote The Biology of Belief, and he is here to talk about how our consciousness creates our life experiences.   Ultimately, we manifest our beliefs.  Our lives and our own health may be a manifestation of our belief system. Dr. Lipton is a stem cell biologist and is an internationally recognized...

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Episode 37: Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Monica Aggarwal, MD

When the body becomes imbalanced, it becomes irritated and inflamed. I believe most of us live our lives in the chronic inflammatory state. Stresses have many external sources - it could be the people in your life, your job, lack of sleep, lack of activity, the death of a loved one, chronic illness or injury, pollution, or even what...

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Episode 36: The Empath with Samantha Fey

Empaths are highly sensitive individuals who have the ability to understand the experiences and feelings of others. It can be like a super power, though without boundaries, it can also feel like a draining curse. These are some signs that indicate that you could be an empath: Have you ever noticed that you’re deeply tuned into...

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Episode 35: Celtic Spirituality: The Soul’s Friend

We live in a society where we focus on the external or only that which we can see. But what if we're more than that? To be whole, our complexity requires acknowledgement. If we strive for balance in our lives, we need to consider not only the exterior but also the interior, the visible and the invisible, the known...

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Episode 34: The Gift of Love

We have Monica Martinez, MPA, on the show today, to talk about her family's experiences with foster care and adoption. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Encompass Community Services, Santa Cruz County’s largest health and human services nonprofit, where she provides vision for large-scale change at the local level. Being a parent is not easy, and...

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Episode 33: Cocooning with Oriana Gliessman

On today's episode, my friend Oriana Gliessman talks to us about her life, as she has been separated from her husband for over a year, and they have decided to end their marriage. In this thoughtful, insightful, and honest conversation, she uses the caterpillar metaphor of cocooning to describe her life right now: focusing her energy on...

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Episode 32: Improving Your Fertility, Naturally

Infertility is fairly common in the United States, as it impacts about 15% of couples. Fertility is also known to steadily decline with age. Infertility can affect one or both partners- about a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman, a third of the cases can be traced to the man, and in...

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Episode 31: Reincarnation with Dr. Jim Tucker, MD

Is it possible for our consciousness to survive physical death? On this episode, I speak with Dr. Jim Tucker, MD, who is a Psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, and is the director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, as he discusses his work with children who report memories of...

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Episode 30: Addiction with Jane Dawson

Addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain's reward, motivation, and memory functions. While alcohol or drug use is initially voluntary, and sometimes socially acceptable, some can stop with continued usage, and many cannot. The truth about addiction is that it is pervasive in our society. Mental health issues, emotional and physical pain, and stressors,...

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Episode 29: Fear is an Illusion

Most of us spend a lot of energy organizing our lives around steering clear of what we fear most. What if fear isn't something to avoid, fight, or feel badly about? What if fear exists to actually help you? When we ignore the message that our fears have for us, fear can become a health risk....

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Episode 28: Near-Death Experiences with Kimberly Clark Sharp

This week, we have Kimberly Clark Sharp on the show, to talk about near-death experiences. Near-death experiences occur when one is briefly dead or almost to the point of dying, and these experiences are often life changing. And having these experiences can dramatically transform people’s attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors. It brings up the possibility that some part...

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