Welcome to Practical Wellness with your host, Jaya Jaya Myra. This show is to discuss all things wellness, spirituality, purpose and health. Mind-body wellness is the new black, so tune in an be inspired to create a purpose-filled, healthy life.
Today I am joined by entrepreneur and CEO of the jewelry brand Starlette Galleria, Olivia Starling! We discuss her journey of ditching the corporate world to building a successful business and how it improved her overall wellbeing. We also discuss the importance of women fostering their happiness, health and overall wellbeing. You can learn more about Olivia and Starlette Galleria at www.starlettegalleria.com.
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Typically, we as humans look up to “hero” figures to help us make the necessary changes in the world (whether that be environmental, economic, and/or political/social change), as those changes can seem all too big for us. But, we must remember that the ability to make impactful change is within every single one of us, individually. We must work to become the people making those necessary changes in the world.
Today I am joined by widely respected anthropologist, ecologist, and writer, Dr. Philip Loring. We discuss the importance of individuals stepping up and believing in their capabilities in order to make changes. We also dive into one of the most important, fundamental things to take into account when looking to improve your overall wellbeing. Lastly, we touch on a few practical ways that people can adopt a more sustainable, eco-conscious lifestyle.
You can learn more about Dr. Philip Loring, his work, and his award-winning book, “Finding Our Niche”, at www.conservationofchange.org.
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For many people, beginning a journey to self-improvement starts with loads of self-help rituals and goals. Too often do people dive into this “self-help” cycle only to find themselves still struggling, moving nowhere, unable to keep up that stamina, positivity and confidence.
In this episode, I am joined by fellow author and meditation advocate, Nate Rifkin. We discuss the powerful benefits of meditation and its impact on self-improvement and promoting your overall health and wellbeing. We also dive into key, effective ways to get started with meditation and his journey to writing his book, “The Standing Meditation: Excel In The Modern World Using An Ancient Practice”.
You can learn more about Nate and his book on his website: www.naterifkin.com
Do you find yourself struggling with meditation? Many think that meditating is a thought-free experience, one in which your mind is fully cleared... When, in fact, meditating is actually supposed to help bring awareness to your thoughts, perceptions and daily experiences.
Today I am joined by board-certified health coach and meditation teacher, Stephanie Wagner, to discuss how her work with the nonprofit Healthy Minds Innovations is helping promote mental health by translating science into tools to cultivate and measure well-being. We also dive into the common misconceptions and difficulties with mediation, the importance of tuning into your own style of mediation, and how mediation can help you cope with your day-to-day life in a positive, thoughtful way.
You can learn more about Healthy Minds Innovations on their website, hminnovations.org, or by downloading their app Healthy Minds Program.
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Did you know that herbal medicine has the power to heal, restore, and revitalize? There are so many ways that you can add herbal medicine to your everyday practices to help elevate and deepen your connection to your mind, body and soul.
Brittany Ducham, community herbalist and author, joins me today to discuss her debut book, "Radical Remedies: An Herbalist’s Guide to Empowered Self-Care", the benefits of herbalism and how you can started with herbalism and herbal medicine.
You can learn more about Brittany, her book and her work at www.spellboundherbal.com.
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Did you know that Fibromyalgia affects nearly 2% of the U.S. adult population? Even though this disease affects such a large number of individuals, it’s still a rather misunderstood illness that many don’t know how to approach.
Amanda Elise Love, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, joins me to discuss various misconceptions about Fibromyalgia, how food plays a role in chronic pain and illness, and how she worked to overcome Fibromyalgia naturally, like me!
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In this episode, I chat with intuitive living and holistic health coach Rachel Varitimos! How can intuitive eating help improve your life? Tune in to find out!
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In this episode, I chat with Feng Shui consultant, Patsy Balacchi! We discuss how you can build harmony in your life via your physical space, some of the most impactful life changes that lead to more harmony, and how her journey to Feng Shui improved her overall health and wellness.
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In this episode, I am joined by the president and co-founder of Envision Kindness, Dr. David Fryburg! We discuss his journey to founding Envision Kindness and how it is helping people reduce stress, promote kindness and improve their overall wellbeing.
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Today I chat with fellow author, Deborah Gaal! We chat about how her family's experience with mental health issues helped inspire her to become an author and write her magical realism book, "Synchronicities on the Avenue of the Saints". You can learn more about Deborah and her book at www.deborahgaal.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with cardiologist, radio host, personal development coach and award-winning author, Dr. Friedemann Schaub! We discuss how to break through fear and anxiety, how you can shift your mindset when overwhelmed with fear and anxiety.
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In this episode, I am joined by fellow author, men's coach and creator of the NSM method for men, Robert Joseph! We chat about his journey to becoming a men's coach, how men can promote proper balance in life, and why the NSM method is helping guide men back to their true potential.
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In this episode, I chat with the co-founder of Girls Gone Strong and fellow author, Molly Galbraith! We discuss her journey to writing her new book, "Strong Women Lift Each Other Up", and how women can support and celebrate their overall wellness to help empower and lift themselves up. To learn more about Molly and her work, visit www.mollygalbraith.com.
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In this episode, I am joined by psychodynamic coach for mothers, Lavinia Brown! We discuss what exactly a psychodynamic coach does, why she chose to work with mothers, and the importance of mindfulness and checking in with yourself frequently. You can learn more about Lavinia and her work at www.laviniabrown.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with mindset and branding coach for women, iHeartRadio personality, and recovering hustler, Gigi Diaz! Gigi and I discuss her journey to helping women cultivate a better mindset and how you can let go of guilt and find your own definition of success and joy in life. You can learn more about Gigi and her work at www.GiGiDiaz.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with co-founder and CEO of Niki's Natural Wipes, Suthan Naganayagam! We chat about his journey to starting Niki's Natural Wipes and the impact that Niki's is striving to make in the baby care and wipe industry. You can learn more about Niki's Natural Wipes at Nikis.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with the founder and CEO of Grokker Inc. and author of the new book, "It’s Personal: The Business Case for Caring", Lorna Borenstein! We chat about her journey to becoming an author and the inspiration behind her book. You can learn more about Lorna and her book at www.caseforcaring.com.
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Looking for an educational, fun read for your kids? Tarisa Parrish, author and accomplished butterfly farmer, wrote her new children's book, "The Adventures of Johnny Butterflyseed", to inspire, engage and enlighten children on the decline of the Monarch Butterfly population and how they can make more informed decisions on how to better our earth and connect with nature.
"The Adventures of Johnny Butterflyseed" is now available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. Head to www.johnnybutterflyseed.com for more information on the book, endangered butterfly species and how you can help them. Grab your copy today!
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In this episode, I am honored to be joined by the founder of Everyday Peace, inspirational speaker, life coach, and fellow author, Dr. Dravon James! We discuss all things forgiveness. You can learn more about Dr. Dravon James and her work at www.drdravonjames.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with leading veterinarian, life coach and award-winning author, Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller! We chat about her journey to becoming a vet, the emotional, health and wellness benefits of having a pet, and things to know before getting your own pet.
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In this episode, I chat with world-renowned spiritual teacher and founder of the Zulma Reyo School of Consciousness, Zulma Reyo! We dive into her book, Inner Alchemy, and her top ways that they can undergo inner transformation and transmutation. You can learn more about Zulma and her work at www.zrsoc.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with essential oil formulator, innovator in aromatherapy & vibrational medicine, and fellow author, Adora Winquist! We discuss her book, "Detox, Nourish, Activate: Plant and Vibrational Medicine for Energy, Mood, and Love", all things essential oils, and her new line of essential oils, Elixers For Quantum Living, that harnesses nanoparticle essential oils, nanoparticle CBD, and vibrational infusions to help reduce stress, improve mood and promote energy.
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In this episode, I sit down with licensed trauma psychologist, author, creator of RITTM, and founder of Reconnect, Dr. Karol Darsa! We chat about her journey to becoming an author, her work as a trauma psychologist, and how the Reconnect Center is helping those battling trauma work on positive self-healing. You can learn more about Dr. Karol Darsa and her work at www.reconnectcenter.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with Buddhist nun, founder of the Limitless Health Institute, and worldwide Je Tsongkapa meditation and philosophy teacher, Venerable Lobsang Chunzom! We chat about her journey to becoming a Buddhist nun, how taking care of yourself first can help enable both yourself and others to succeed and flourish, and how one can cultivate mindfulness every day. You can learn more about Chunzom and her work at www.limitlesshealthinstitute.org.
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In this episode, I sit down with author, Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction teacher and the founder and director of the non-profit Yoga Moves MS, Mindy Eisenberg! We chat about how Yoga Moves MS is helping those that battle MS, Parkinson's Disease and other neuromuscular conditions through Yoga therapy, how adaptive yoga can help people struggling with these diseases, and the overall benefits of adaptive yoga for everyone. You can learn more about Mindy and Yoga Moves MS at www.yogamovesms.org.
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In this episode, I sit down with physician, professor at Stanford University Medical Center, and best-selling author, Dr. Greg Hammer! We discuss his journey to creating the Gain Method and writing his #1 bestselling book, "GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals", the common issue among healthcare workers experiencing burnout and how to overcome it, and how you can avoid burnout and reduce stress every day. You can learn more about Dr. Hammer and his work at www.GregHammerMD.com.
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In this episode, I am joined by self-made real estate entrepreneur and fellow author, Harma Hartouni! We chat about his book, Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance & Success, some mindful and simple ways that people can gain success in both their personal and professional endeavors, and how the struggles in life are often the things that motivate and help shape us into the person we are and the person we want to become. You can learn more about Harma and his book at www.HarmaHartouni.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with eating coach and overeating counselor, Jared Levenson! We discuss his experience as a monk at a Zen Monastery, his journey to becoming an eating coach, and some steps people can take to change their relationship with food. You can learn more about Jared and his work at www.eatingenlightenment.com.
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In this episode, I'm joined by registered dietician, nutritionist and author of The Nutritionist's Kitchen, Carly Knowles! We chat about her journey to becoming a dietician nutritionist, how nutritional choices impact every aspect of one's life and nurture the entire being, and how probiotic-rich foods can boost the immune system. You can learn more about Carly at www.carlyknowles.com.
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In this episode, I speak with grounding expert, author, and CEO and co-founder of the grounding footwear company, Harmony783, Sharon Whiteley! We discuss her journey to starting HARMONY783, what grounding is and its benefits on one's overall health and wellbeing. You can learn more about HARMONY783 at www.harmony783.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with award-winning author and mental health practitioner, Teri Smith-Pickens! We discuss how purpose, happiness and joy impact your overall wellbeing, the benefits of mindfulness and meditation on the body, mind and soul, how nutrition impacts mental health, and how irrational fear impacts the mind and wellbeing. You can learn more about Teri at www.thefearcure.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with physician, assistant professor of medicine at Cooper University School of Rowan University, and author, Dr. Robert Cole! We discuss various ways to reduce anxiety and stress during these crazy times and how his new book, How to Build a Smile, works to help others cope and overcome their anxieties. You can learn more about Dr. Cole at www.robertmcolemd.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and an Integrative Life Transformation Coach, Dr. Rachel Eva Dew, to discuss what got her inspired to create the ModiHealth platform, how people use ModiHealth to improve overall mind-body wellness, and how to combat Covid, boost the immune system and reduce stress naturally. You can learn more about Dr. Rachel Eva Dew at www.drracheldew.com and ModiHealth at modiht.com.
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In this episode, I am joined by our youngest guest to-date, Skyler Wright! Skyler is a young entrepreneur and host of the S-Room Podcast (all while still navigating through school!). We chat about inspiration and its importance for mental health and success in life. You can learn more about Skyler and the S-Room Podcast at https://b24-0px3sa.bitrix24.shop/.
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In this episode, I sit down with inspirational speaker, life coach, author and founder of Everyday Peace, Dr. Dravon James! We discuss the true definition of peace and how it relates to success, fulfillment, purpose, finding harmony and relating to others. You can learn more about Dr. Dravon James and Everyday Peace at www.dravonjames.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with Orthopedic surgeon, author, inventor and trumpeter, Dr. Zvi Pearlstein! We discuss the detrimental effects of sitting for long periods and lack of movement throughout the day, the benefits of his "one-minute stretch" and how feeding the soul impacts one's overall health and wellness. You can learn more about Dr. Zvi Pearlstein and his work at www.drzvi.com.
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In this episode, I am joined by very special guest, Jeanne Ngang, the founder and CEO of Bon et Bio Tea! We discuss her journey to starting Bon et Bio Tea, the overall benefits of many teas, and how to get started with tea. You can lear more about Jeanne and Bon et Bio Tea at www.bonetbiotea.com.
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In this bonus episode, I speak with Chiropractor, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and founder of the renowned Root Cause Medical Clinic in Saratoga, California, Dr. Vikki Petersen to discuss all things gut health. You can learn more about Dr. Vikki and Root Cause Medical Clinic at www.RootCauseMedicalClinics.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with board-certified hypnotherapist and co-founder of the HappiSeek app, Cynthia Morgan! We chat about her journey to creating the HappiSeek app, how hypnotherapy can help change behaviors in a positive way, common reasons people choose hypnotherapy, and how to hyper-accelerate their journey to being fully conscious and present in the moment without being hindered by past experiences. You can learn more about Cynthia and her app HappiSeek at thecynthiamorgan.com.
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In this episode, I'm honored to sit down with assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, certified mindfulness teacher, and survivor of childhood abuse, Dr. Gail Gazelle! We discuss her journey and motivation to writing "Everyday Resilience", what exactly resilience is, and how mindfulness plays a role in resilience. You can learn more about Dr. Gail Gazelle and her book at www.gailgazelle.com.
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In this episode, I am joined by brain tumor survivor and the founder of Woke Hero, Avantika Dixit! We chat about her journey to founding Woke Hero, and why she believes millennials are the disruptors here to make a needed conscious change. We also discuss the benefits of daily mindfulness to help refuel and recharge the body, mind and soul. You can learn more about Avantika Dixit and Woke Hero at www.wokehero.com.
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In this episode, I chat with President & Principal Wealth Advisor of Charleston Investment Advisors, financial socialization expert and author, Stephanie W. Mackara! We discuss her journey of battling financial mistakes to practicing financial mindfulness via financial planning and advising. She also shares her top tips for improving your relationship with money. You can learn more about Stephanie her work and her new book, Money Minded Families, at www.moneymindedfamilies.org and www.charlestoninvestmentadvisors.com.
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Today I sit down with facial plastic surgeon and fellow author, Dr. Patrick Angelos! We discuss the importance of breaking the stigmatization of plastic surgery, how restorative and cosmetic surgery benefits self-esteem and the human psyche, how people can make life changes to benefit hair restoration and growth, and his book, "The Science and Art of Hair Restoration: A Patient’s Guide". You can learn more about Dr. Angelos and his work at www.drpatrickangelos.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with the Founder and CEO of Inclusivi-tee, Lori Myren-Manbeck! We chat about her journey to founding Inclusivi-tee, their mission for promoting sustainable living and justice, and all things sustainable fashion and living. Her new book, "You Can Save the World...In Fact, You're the Only One Who Can", is full of simple tips anyone can follow to live a more sustainable life. We also chat about Inclusivi-tee's 28-day sustainability challenge, happening throughout the month of February, challenging people to do one small act of sustainability every single day. You can learn more about Inclusivi-tee and their sustainability challenge at www.inclusivi-tee.com.
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In today's episode, Tammy Adams, intuitive life coach and spiritual healer, joins me again to chat a bit more about relationships! With the approach of Valentine's Day, Tammy and I dive deeper into the ideas of soulmates versus twin-flames. If you are interested in learning more about Tammy and her work, head to www.asktammyadams.com.
In this episode, I am joined by co-founder of Hummingbird Sports and fellow-author, Rob Stolker! Rob touches on the journey of co-founding Hummingbird Sports after realizing, following his daughters' first clinic, that girls were not wearing head protection in the intense game of lacrosse, unlike most boy players. We also dive into his book, "It’s a No-Brainer: An Entrepreneur’s Battle to Reduce Concussions in Girls’ Lacrosse". You can learn more about Rob and his work at www.robstolker.com.
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In this episode, I sit down with Orthopedic surgeon and founder of Vive Wear, Dr. Marcus Duda! We chat about a few quick at-home fixes for foot and ankle pain, the benefits of putting time and effort into self-healing, and his journey to founding Vive Wear, the energizing compression socks that help enhance recovery and promote circulation. You can learn more about Dr. Duda's work at Vive Wear at www.vivewear.com.
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In this episode, I chat with Zen Master, former NASA scientist and founder/CEO of the Institute for Zen Leadership, Dr. Ginny Whitelaw! We discuss her journey from leaving the world of biophysics and her 10-year career at NASA to becoming an expert in leadership development, executive coaching and Zen living. We highlight the deeper definition of "zen" and how it relates to purpose. You can learn more about Dr. Ginny Whitelaw and her work at embodiedfacilitator.com/ginny-whitelaw
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In this episode, I am joined by celebrity chef, author, and founder of Eat Cleaner, Mareya Ibrahim! Mareya and I discuss the importance of proper nutritional choices, the dangers of calorie counting and limiting, how food impacts mental health, and her 8-day reset tip to transforming your cravings. To learn more about Marey's work and proper nutritional health, check out her book, “Eat Like you Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive", and www.eatcleaner.com.
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In today's episode, I chat with fellow author and women's empowerment advocate, Corie Adjmi! We discuss her path to writing her bestselling book, Life and Other Shortcomings, her journey to women's empowerment, and her favorite self-care routines. You can learn more about Corie and her work at https://corieadjmi.com/.
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Today I chat with spirit translator, thought leader, and author, Diana Cole! We chat about and what exactly a spirit translator is, how to cultivate a deeper spiritual connection, and the importance and benefits of living by kindness. Check out Diana's website at www.dianacole.com.
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In this episode, I chat with CEO & Co-Founder of Makeena, Karen Frame! We discuss how Makeena is harnessing the power of technology in the natural products space to encourage people to shop healthier and smarter. We also chat about the benefits of using Makeena, her journey of battling thyroid cancer developed from pesticide exposure at an early age, and how to promote a healthy lifestyle in order to boost one's overall health and wellness.
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Today I sit down with co-founders of MamaZen, Jake and Irin Rubin! Jake Rubin, MA, CHT, highlights his journey to hypnotherapy and the benefits of hypnotherapy. Irin discusses the journey to founding MamaZen to help mothers worldwide find joy in motherhood. You can check out more about MamaZen by downloading the MamaZen app or heading to www.MamaZen.com.
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Today I chat with fellow author, Reiki Master and certified life coach, Rainie York! Rainie and I discuss her journey to becoming a Reiki master, energy healing, and finding the inspiration for her book from quantum science and ancient belief systems. You learn more about Rainie and her work at www.rainieyorkauthor.com.
Happy New Year and welcome to the second season of the Practical Wellness Podcast! Today I chat with internationally renowned author, speaker, energy healer, and the author of 27 books on energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality, Cyndi Dale! We chat about her new book, Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Conditions, how money relates to energy healing, spirituality, and our overall wellbeing via the 7 chakras, and how one can fix their relationship with money. Head to www.CyndiDale.com to learn more about her book and her work!
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Today I am speaking with holistic nutritionist, certified professional cancer coach and radio host, Cathy Biase! We discuss her journey as a cancer survivor to advocating for cancer patients through holistic health and healing. To learn more about Cathy and her mission, head to www.cathybiase.com.
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Today I am joined by intuitive life coach and spiritual healer, Tammy Adams! Tammy and I dive into the topic of soul mates and the importance of preparing, aligning and educating oneself before finding one's soul mate. If you are interested in learning more about Tammy and her work, head to www.asktammyadams.com.
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Today I am joined by very special guest and branding expert, Mary Giuseffi! Mary and I discuss finding and embracing one's own personal brand in the most authentic way possible, and how doing so promotes overall wellness and success. Her upcoming book, "Undeniably You! The Good, the Bad and the Fabulous!: A woman's guide to be her highest and most beautiful self", teaches readers her secrets of how to create their very own fashion formula to looking amazing, feeling awesome and manifesting the life they dream of and deserve! You can learn more about Mary and her work at www.marygiuseffi.com.
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Today I am joined by Dr. Joel Kahn, Leading Cardiologist and Founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity! We discuss the overall health and wellness benefits of plant-based nutrition, common issues that can arise from meat-based diets and medication, and how plant-based diets can help alleviate common health ailments and diseases. Check out more about Dr. Kahn's work at www.drjoelkahn.com.
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Join me as I chat with certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic counselor, Claire Ragozzino! Claire and I discuss her journey to Ayurveda, and the mind-body benefits of Ayurvedic foods, practices and principles. Her first book, Living Ayurveda, offers a comprehensive Ayurvedic cookbook and lifestyle guide. You can learn more about Claire and her work at VidyaLiving.com.
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Today I sit down with Jewish scholar, author and speaker, Rabbi Simon Jacobson! Rabbi Jacobson and I identify and dissect the social, spiritual and mental health battles happening all around us and how we can find harmony in diversity and adversity. Rabbi Jacobson is the author of the best-selling book “Toward a Meaningful Life” and is the Founding Dean of The Meaningful Life Center. You can learn more about Rabbi Jacobson's work at www.meaningfullife.com.
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Today I am joined by fellow author and TEDx speaker, Mark Henick! Mark and I discuss his journey of struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts to becoming an advocate for strong mental health. He highlights the importance of mental health advocacy, how to break the stigmatization of mental illness and how to promote change and boost mood mindfully. You can learn more about Mark and his upcoming book, "So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression and Resilience" at www.markhenick.com.
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In this episode, I chat with Code Practitioner and PSYCH-K Facilitator, Aisha Ahmed! Aisha details her journey of loss, chronic pain and trauma to pursuing easy and impactful healing through subconscious healing. We highlight the importance of focusing on the subconscious to help overcome struggles, transform your life and promote wellness. You can learn more about subconscious healing and Aisha's work at www.aishaheals.com.
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Today I am joined by world-renowned author and spiritual teacher, Dr. Susan Shumsky! Susan and I discuss her new book, "Earth Energy Meditations", and how affirmations and meditation are key to maintaining, sustaining and improving our state of mind, mental health and outlook. Her new book is now available for pre-sale on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. You can learn more about Dr. Susan Shumsky and her book at www.divinerevelation.org/.
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Today I chat with Brainly parenting expert and Life of Dad co-founder, Patrick Quinn! We discuss how the new reality and current social climate is affecting students, and how the peer-to-peer learning platform, Brainly, is helping students stay connected and solve problems together. For more information on Brainly, check out their website at www.brainly.com.
Today I chat with children's book author, Michele Foote! We chat about her journey to becoming a children's book author and how understanding and practicing mindfulness into adulthood can fuel our purpose and our overall wellbeing. To learn more about the author or her books, visit: www.michelefoote.com.
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Today I sit down to chat with author and self-worth expert, Anne Boudreau! We discuss her journey of leaving her career as a corporate executive to becoming an author and self-worth expert. We also chat about the importance of understanding and seeking out self-worth, and how to identify and combat low self-worth and self-judgment. In her new book, “A Human Mosaic: Heal, Renew & Develop Self-Worth,” she reveals how self-worth is a critical element for sustainable personal change. You can learn more about Anne and her work at www.anneoboudreau.com.
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In today's episode, I am joined by author, purpose coach, conscious leadership consultant and recovering achievement addict, Wendy May! Wendy and I discuss the concept of "Regenerative Purpose" and how our purpose is dependent on how we work on ourselves, the changes we make, our gifts and experiences, and as well as how we serve others. Her new book, “Regenerative Purpose: The Dynamic Nature of the Way We Choose Work,” is a frame-breaking perspective on purpose work as dynamic, interdependent, and regenerative. You can learn more about Wendy and Regenerative Purpose at www.heywendymay.com.
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In today's episode, I chat with best-selling author, money and happiness expert, Ken Honda! We chat about what it means to have "happy money", the three types of relationships we have with money, having an attitude of gratitude, and the impact that money can have on our emotional wellbeing. To learn more about Ken's message and work, check out his book, “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money”, and his website www.KenHonda.com. Check it out!
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Join me as I chat with a leading authority in Integrative Men’s Health, author, and Chief Medical Officer at Vault Health, Dr. Myles Spar, MD! We discuss how to break the stigmatization of men seeking medical help and visiting the doctor, how men can pursue physical, emotional and mental health, the benefits of integrative medicine, and what Vault Health is doing to promote men's health. You can learn more about Dr. Myles Spar at www.drspar.com. You can also learn more about Vault Health at www.vaulthealth.com. Check it out!
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Today I am joined by international best-selling author, inspired thought leader and life coach, Melissa Lyons! Melissa and I talk about her journey of ditching the societal script to finding hope, passion and purpose through grief, loss and the process of writing her books. Melissa's heartwarming and profound books have helped thousands embrace fresh perspectives during times of personal struggle and overwhelming grief or loss. If you are interested in learning more about Melissa and her books, check out her website at www.melissa-lyons.com.
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In today's episode, I am by joined special guest Etienne Peirsman. Etienne is one of the most respected Craniosacral Therapy teachers in the world, founder and director of PCSA and Craniosacral Professional Organization, author, and a professor of CS. We discuss the importance of Craniosacral Therapy and its monumental benefits on the mind, body, and spirit. If you are interested in learning more about Etienne's work with CS Therapy, check out www.peirsmancraniosacral.com.
In today's episode, I am joined by professor of health and fitness, radio host, former USA All-American volleyball athlete and UCLA champion competitor, and former member of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team, Sharkie Zartman! We discuss her journey of finding purpose in her career as a volleyball athlete and health and fitness coach. Her new book, 'Win at Aging; How To Stay Fit, Free, and Love Your Retirement’, is a blueprint for fun, fearless and healthy aging. If you are interested in learning more about Sharkie and her book, visit sharkiezartman.com.
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In today's episode, I discuss the traditional Indian system of architecture known as Vastu Shastra. Did you know that the energy from the space around greatly impacts your overall wellbeing and success? Take your own values, beliefs, goals and needs into consideration when choosing how to orient your space to benefit your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Doing this will bring inner prosperity and harmony into every facet of your life.
In this episode, join me as I speak with Certified Life, Grief, Trauma Coach and Mediator, Marcia Earhart. Marcia addresses the tragedy and trauma of loss, identifying and understanding grief and mourning, and the detrimental effects of guilt and shame following loss. Following the loss of two adult children, Marcia was called to bring hope and healing to families who face such a life-altering loss through her organization, The Sterling Rose Sanctuary. You can learn more about Marcia and her mission at www.thesterlingrosesanctuary.us.
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Join me as I speak with award-winning author and mental health advocate, Analie Shepherd. Analie addresses the heavy, and sadly common, issue of 'abusive psychotherapy'. She discusses how we can identify, address and get out of toxic and abusive therapist-client relationships. She highlights this issue in her book, "Mending the Shattered Mirror". You can learn more about Analie and her book at www.mendingtheshatteredmirror.com.
October 13th is National Herpes Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness of the risks, causes and treatment of herpes. Did you know 1 in 6 women have herpes? Most people don't, so I had a talk with CEO of OrganiCare, Caroline Goodner, to discuss the importance of getting the conversation started on genital herpes in women and how to break the stigmatization of this common disease. She highlights how their new organic product, Femiclear, is working to reduce and relieve the discomfort of their outbreak naturally. If you are interested in learning more about OrganiCare and Femiclear, check out www.femiclear.com or www.organicare.com.
In this episode, I speak with Brian Penso on enduring and overcoming failures on the path to finding success and purpose. Brian's journey through personal loss and failures helped him identify his end goal to find success, passion and purpose in life. His book, Who are you, and why? The Evolution of You discusses how to ditch the baggage and failures of the past and move towards goals, growth and success. You can learn more about Brian at whoareyouandwhy.net.
In today's episode, I sit down with parenting coach, former high school educator, and award-winning author, Deborah Ann Davis! We discuss the importance of reconnecting with your tween or teen daughter, how to cultivate a strong relationship with them, how to identify key stressors in her life, and the impact of diets on both you and her. Her new book, "How to Keep Your Daughter From Slamming the Door", contains the basic instructions that didn't come with our daughters, but we wish that they had. If you are interested in learning more about Deborah and her book, check out her website www.DeborahAnnDavis.com or Amazon.
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In today's episode, I dive back into the WELL Method from my upcoming book, The Soul of Purpose. I discuss the final letter, and cornerstone, of the WELL Method: L. The second 'L' in The WELL Method is all about "Love not Fear". How do you approach life? Do you relate to situations from a place of love or fear? Are you reacting to situations or choosing to consciously respond to them instead? It is important to bring yourself into the current moment, to bring consciousness into the moment, to respond from a place of love and compassion, not from fear and conditioning of the mind. Work to inspire and make a difference in the world in all moments of life!
In today's episode, I am joined by very special guest, Dr. Sneha Gazi, PT, DPT, a pelvic floor and orthopedic physical therapist! Dr. Sneha addresses how to identify and address pelvic pain and how to get properly started on physical therapy and move towards health and wellness. To learn more about Dr. Sneha Gazi, go to her website www.snehaphysicaltherapy.com.
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Today I am joined by Austin Piatt, founder and CEO of Dose, an all-natural supplement brand helping people cultivate brain health and mental wellbeing. After years of being prescribed stimulants and experiencing side effects, Austin began working on a solution for an alternative, all-natural, nootropic supplement that enhances focus, balances mood, and boosts productivity, while also giving back to the environment. To learn more about Austin and Dose, go to www.enjoydose.com.
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In today's episode, I dive back into The WELL Method from my upcoming book, The Soul of Purpose. I discuss the third letter, and cornerstone, of the WELL Method: L. The first 'L' in The WELL Method is all about 'Living your Purpose". It is important to first ask yourself "am I living out my purpose?". Understanding how to get on the right track to living out your purpose can help you live in alignment with yourself and your constitution. You can do this utilizing your God-given talents and understanding the most impactful moments in your life. Living a purpose-driven life is monumental in your mind-body wellness and alignment and will do wonders for your, and others', life. Check it out!
Check out today's episode with special guest, Rita Wilkins! Rita, nationally recognized interior designer, Amazon number one best-selling author, and fearless advocate for living a simpler life with less, discusses her journey of living a busy and costly life to a simpler, happier life. Her book, "Downsize Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle", highlights the value of living with less to gain more freedom and peace of mind. If you are interested in learning more about Rita and her mission, go to her website at www.RitaWilkins.com.
In this episode, I am joined by former Life Coach, author and cheesemaker, Kate Johnson! Kate and I discuss how she left her career as a Life Coach to follow her passions, goats and cheese, to become a "Cheese Coach". Kate turned her hobby of cheesemaking into a thriving business, thus fulfilling her calling and purpose in life. She highlights her journey in her new book, Tiny Goat, Big Cheese: A Farm-to-Table, Hobby-to-Career Odyssey. If you are interested in learning more about Kate and her work, head to www.theartofcheese.com.
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Join me as I dive back into The WELL Method! In this episode, I talk about the second letter and cornerstone: E. The 'E' stands for "expect excellence in yourself" or "enable excellence in others", which is closely connected to inner prosperity and positive mindset. I discuss how one can work to expect excellence in yourself through personal responsibility and accountability and how one can inspire and motivate excellence and success in others. If you are interested in learning more about The WELL Method, head to my website at www.jayajayamyra.com/the-soul-of-purpose-book-jaya-jaya-myra.
Join me as I sit with special guest, Samantha Hohenshil, to discuss the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to get away from Diet Culture myths and how to find an honest approach to healthy living and mind-body wellness! Samantha is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Plant-Based Nutrition Movement Cooking Instructor helping women all around the country change how they think about food, their bodies, and their lives as a whole. If you are interested in learning more about Samantha and her mission, go to www.thewellnessproject.net.
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Check out today's episode with environmental health innovator, Co-founder and Chairman of Elastrin Therapeutics, Douglas Mulhall! We discuss the importance of understanding the impacts of the environment on health and the impact of aging. Douglas ha co-developed award-winning environmental health innovations that are used globally, and is the best-selling author of books on nano-medicine and technological convergence.
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In today's episode, I dive into The WELL Method from my upcoming book, The Soul of Purpose. I discuss the first letter, or cornerstone, of the WELL Method: W. The 'W' in The WELL Method highlights the desire we all have for work-life harmony and fulfillment in both career and personal life, even though that concept will mean different things to different people. If you are interested in learning more about the WELL Method and The Soul of Purpose, head to my website and pre-order your copy today!
In this episode, I am joined by very special guest, Paul Schulick! Paul is a master herbalist, natural healing expert, author, and the founder of both New Chapter, and his newest natural skincare company, For The Biome. Paul and I sit down to discuss his journey of bringing mindfulness and consciousness into business and life, and the mind-body benefits of utilizing natural products for the skin. You can learn more about Paul and For The Biome at www.forthebiome.com.
Join me as I sit with very special guest, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. He is not only a leading health expert on treating fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome but is also a best-selling author of 10 books. Dr. Teitelbaum and I sit down to discuss how to identify, approach and treat fatigue and fibromyalgia holistically and with mental-health in mind. You can learn more about Dr. Teitelbaum at vitality101.com and endfatigue.com.
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In today's episode, I introduce my new book, The Soul of Purpose! This book connects the pieces between spirituality, purpose and overall health. I discuss my journey of overcoming fibromyalgia naturally and how important purpose is to cultivating good health, no matter what you're dealing with. I also highlight The WELL Method, a methodology I created to teach the 4 cornerstones of a healthy mindset. You can learn more about the book on my website www.JayaJayaMyra.com and order your copy here!
Check out today's episode with very special guest, Dr. Teralyn Sell! Dr. Teralyn is a Psychotherapist, Brain Health Expert and co-creator of the world’s first and only mental health and addiction recovery supplement line, Pro Recovery Rx. We discuss the importance of encouraging a holistic approach to wellness and mental health and how to treat and overcome anxiety and stress naturally. You can learn more about Teralyn at drteralyn.com.
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In today's episode, you'll hear from child and family advocate, and founder of AdoptionDiscovery.org, Bridgette Bradley. Bridgette and I discuss the importance of knowing all your options when considering the adoption process. Her new book, "10 Things You Need To Know Before You Adopt", helps educate people on what to expect during the process and how to properly navigate it. You can learn more about Bridgette's work at www.AdoptionDiscovery.org.
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In today's episode, I'm joined by Maki Moussavi, transformational coach, speaker and author, on how to find inner prosperity, fulfillment, and a positive mindset when stuck in the rut of daily life. Maki's book, 'The High Achiever's Guide: Transform Your Success Mindset and Begin the Quest to Fulfillment', works to help professionals who are overwhelmed, stuck or unfulfilled despite the outward appearance of success. Learn more about Maki and her work at www.makimoussavi.com.
Join me as I sit with special guest, Merrick Rosenberg, to discuss personality and leadership building and how it can affect one's overall wellbeing. Merrick is a personality and leadership builder, author, and co-founder of Team Builders Plus and Take Flight Learning. He is the author of three books, including The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does, that taps into the power of your personality. Learn more about Merrick at MerrickRosenberg.com or TakeFlightLearning.com.
In today's episode, you'll hear from CJ Scarlet, danger expert, victim advocate, and best-selling author. CJ Scarlet, aka the “Badass Grandma,” is a sexual abuse victim advocate and author of "Badass Parenting" and "Heroic Parenting", helping parents empower their kids to be safe, savvy, and confident. You can learn more about CJ, her work and her books at https://www.cjscarlet.com.
This week I am joined by Mitul Raval, Hatha Yoga teacher and podcast host, to discuss how unhappiness he expereinced led him to make career changes to live a purposeful life. Mitul is a former sales professional who now practices and promotes the benefits of authentic Classical Hatha Yoga on his podcast, The Laya Yoga podcast. You can learn more about Mitul's mission through the Laya Yoga Podcast at www.layayoga.yoga
In today's episode, I talk with Susannah Healy about the importance of spirituality and how it helped her career as a psychologist, author and meditation teacher. In her second book "The Seven Day Soul," Susannah shares research showing that spirituality is not just for our wellbeing, it is a matter of public health and needs to be included in our education and healthcare systems, in architecture, business and government spending. To learn more about Susannah and her work, visit www.SusannahHealy.com.
Today I sit with Charlie Gardner to discuss his incredible story of surviving 13 strokes, organ failure, and a six-week coma and how it impacted his purpose and outlook on life. In his book, “Always Remember This Moment”, Charlie tells his inspiring story of miracles, a near-death experience and appreciating the life you have, even if it isn’t the one you expected. To learn more about Charlie's story and his book, visit his website at www.charlesgardnerauthor.com.
On today's episode, you'll hear from Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network, on how to get started growing your own food! Marjory started The Grow Network, a grassroots movement of explorers, experimenters, and off-grid researchers, to stop the destruction of the Earth via homegrown food. To learn more about Marjory and The Grow Network, visit www.thegrownetwork.com.
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In this episode, join me as I speak with nationally acclaimed author, intervention professional and recovery coach, David Marion, about how his journey from addiction and substance abuse disorder to becoming an advocate for people struggling to overcome addiction and find recovery. In his book, "Addiction Rescue; The NO-BS Guide to Recovery", David addresses the mental, physical and financial costs of addiction, while highlighting what to look for, and what to avoid, in getting out of addictive behavior and into recovery. You can learn more about David and his book at www.TheLifeRecoveryCoach.com .
In today's episode, I speak with special guest George Caylor to discuss finding one's purpose. George is an author, wealth planner, and medical missionary. His book, "Surviving Georgie", is a tale of love and survival, his childhood, and how people lived during America's "age of innocence". You can learn more about George and his book at www.survivinggeorgie.com.
In this episode, I am joined by essential oil expert and certified aromatherapist, Jessica Klingbaum, to discuss the benefits of essential oils. Jessica began using essential oils to help with stress and lack of sleep she endured with her job as a TV producer, working on live news shows. She started her company, Be Hip and Healthy, to help others understand the massive benefits of incorporating essential oils into their everyday lives, both at home and in the workplace. You can learn more about Jessica and her work at www.behipandhealthy.com.
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Join me as I talk with Bettye Kearse, author, oral historian and former pediatrician, to discuss the importance of oral history today. Bettye now serves as her family's 8th generation Griotte, or oral historian, following her family's West African oral history tradition. In her book, "The Other Madisons: The Lost History of A President's Black Family", she tells the incredible story of her family's journey through the decades, while confronting colonialism, slavery, abuse and the silencing of slaves. You can learn more about Bettye and her book at www.bettyekearse.com.
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In today's episode, I speak with author, financial advisor and former Buddhist monk, Morgan H Smith Jr., to address the importance of mindfulness and meditation on your wellbeing and finding your life's purpose. Following the process of being a full-time caretaker for both of his parents, Morgan wrote his book, "Generation Squeezed", to help others with aging parents find holistic and mindful approaches to decision making during this time. You can learn more about Morgan and his book at www.gensqueezed.com.
In this episode, join me as I speak with renowned psychotherapist and best-selling author Jodi Aman about her new book, "Anxiety... I'm So Done With You: A Teen's Guide to Ditching Toxic Stress and Hardwiring Your Brain for Happiness." Jodi addresses the increasing levels of stress and anxiety in todays teens and how teens, and their parents, can healthily combat both. You can learn more about Jodi and her book at www.jodiaman.com.
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Check out this episode with special guest Nicole Black, wellness entrepreneur and owner of The Spa Girl Life. As a healer, Nicole helps people nourish their mind, body and soul. The Spa Girl Life luxury vegan candles, healing stones, affirmations cards and guided meditations are a great addition to calm the stress of daily life. You can find out more about Nicole at www.thespagirllife.com.
My special guest today is Psychologist and internationally recognized expert on anxiety, Dr. Todd Pressman. He's the founder of the Pressman Method for ‘Deconstructing Anxiety’, a powerful new program for holistic development and personal growth. You can learn more about Todd and his mission at www.deconstructinganxiety.com.
On today's episode you'll hear from Mychelle Bell, an active-duty military fashion designer who has her own clothing line. Mychelle uses organic and plant-based fabrics to give people the healing benefits of the plants she uses. You can learn more about Mychelle and her clothing line at www.belleisu.com.
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Today's episode of the Practical Wellness podcast highlights the importance of meditation in day-to-day life, and how it helped George Farag in his career as a diplomat and Consular Attaché with the U.S. State Department, in highly stressful times. You can learn more about George and his work here: https://www.georgefarag.com/.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people in ways doctors never would have dreamed of. We now know it can impact nearly every organ system in the body, and cause death in young and seemingly healthy people with no obvious symptoms of the infection. While this is downright terrifying, it may be the catalyst we need to start making lifestyle changes for improved mind-body wellbeing.
The coronavirus (covid-19) has turned peoples lives upside down, and now, more than ever, you need ways to reduce stress and stay healthy naturally. It may be simpler than you think. There are a whole host of foods that have been shown to combat viruses naturally, and in particular, respiratory infections. Antibiotics won't help you, but food will! Listen to the inaugural episode of Practical Wellness With Jaya Jaya Myra to learn the top foods to add to your diet now to boost your immune system and fight viruses.
Practical Wellness with Jaya Jaya Myra is your resource for simple tips and life hacks to live a purpose-filled, healthy life. Join Jaya Jaya Myra and some of the world's leading experts as we discuss all things wellness, spirituality, purpose and health. This show is quick, designed perfectly to fit into your busy schedule, with short 5-10 minute episodes that anyone can fit in their day. Mind body wellness is the new black, so tune in and be inspired to live your best life.