Episode 52: For Realz with Dr. Michelle

Awkward, informative, fun, or funny?!?  Always, all of the above!  We talk about the path, the process, what led to it, and well, what now?  Why didn't I just buy the fancy red sports car during my midlife crisis??  This will be the last show as we close out the first season - 52 episodes!  I will be taking a...

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Episode 51: Angels in My Hair with Lorna Bryne

Lorna Bryne, an international bestselling author, is here to talk about Angels!  It's amazing to think how the imagery of angels is recognized by virtually everyone, yet in our society, many of us do not believe that they actually exist. Born in Ireland, Lorna is the author of seven best-selling books, including Angels in My Hair, A Message of Hope...

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Episode 50: Astrology with Jenifer Edwards

Today we're talking about Astrology with Jenifer Edwards!  She is a gifted Maine-based Intuitive Astrologer who believes that her divine mission is to assist others in discovering their Soul’s Purpose through their unique astrological fingerprint, their birth chart.  The birth chart is a soul map of our journey in this lifetime, filled with the challenges we choose to master as...

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Episode 49: Gut Health with Dr. Jyothi Rao, MD

On today's episode, we have Dr. Jyothi Rao, MD on the show to speak about Gut Health!  Learning about the gut is extremely important.  Our gut has tons of bacteria in it, and these gut bugs are responsible for much of our immune system defense as well as hormone and mood regulation. Our gut bacteria can even decrease...

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Episode 48: Gratitude and Well-being with Nisha Sidhu

On today's episode- we talk about Gratitude! There are scientifically validated benefits of gratitude, and it's so much more than saying "thank you". Gratitude affects us mentally and physically. There are numerous studies that suggest that showing gratitude can increase one's happiness, decrease inflammation in one's body, reduce stress, increase optimism and change our brain, increase...

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Episode 47: The Impact of Adoption with Rebecca Hurdis

On today's episode, we have Rebecca Hurdis on the show to talk about her life as an adoptee.  Born in Seoul, Korea, Rebecca Hurdis is a transracial transnational adoptee.  She spent her childhood on the east coast, before moving to California when she was 20 years old.  Growing up in the 1980’s and 90’s when most of America believed in...

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Episode 46: My Adventure with Neurosurgery with Dr. Heidi Olander, MD

On today's episode, my friend, Dr. Heidi Olander, MD, shares her recent neurosurgical health crisis.  In spring 2020, she was noted to have a lesion in her brain, with the potential to be something malignant or benign- and she was recommended for neurosurgery for a medical diagnosis.  She walks us through her medical journey.  One of the commonalities in...

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Ep.45: A Better Menopause with Dana Ramsey

What's clear is that even though we think we may know, most women do not have a good understanding of menopause.  We have an idea of what occurs, but do we truly know what is to be expected?  Menopause is diagnosed after you've gone without a period for one year, but, well, it doesn't just last one year.  There's...

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Episode 44: Book Club: Dying to Be Me, with Oriana Gliessman

In this episode, Oriana Gliessman and I hold our first book club meeting!  We discuss Anita Moorjani's memoir, Dying to Be Me.  It's the book I most recommended to my patients to read, as a doctor working in primary care.  What if we can all take a more active role in choosing our authentic life experiences, without experiencing a near-death experience...

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Episode 43: Mindful Eating with Kathy Nuss

On today’s episode, I speak with Kathy Nuss, who is an Occupational Therapist in Pacific Grove, Monterey, and we talk about mindful eating. Considering the fact that the rate of obesity has been consistently rising in the U.S., have we forgotten what comprises a healthy diet? The U.S. weight loss market is huge, selling "quick and easy" weight loss...

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Episode 42: Addiction is a Family Disease with Josie Teresi

On today's episode, we have Josie Teresi back on the show, and she talks about her son's addiction.  When a family member becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, not only do they face significant challenges, but it also impacts the rest of the family.  It affects not only the individual with the "problem," but also causes sickness within the entire...

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Episode 41: The Place of Now with Nisha Sidhu

Meditation is a simple practice that everyone can do- which can reduce stress, invite calmness and clarity into our lives, and promote happiness.  Even just a few minutes a day can make a big difference.  It can often be described as healing from within.  True meditation occurs in the Now and it involves paying close attention to the present moment...

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