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Thriving In Midlife

Thriving In Midlife

By Tamara Ortegel
Welcome to the Thriving in Midlife podcast. I’m Tamara Ortegel, your show host & midlife mentor. If you’ve been feeling restless lately and are thinking about making some changes you’re not alone. Midlife has been affectionately called a second adolescence. This is a great time to use your energy & creativity in ways that spark something new. If you are looking for inspiration, you're in the right place. My guests and I chat about what they're up to in their 50s and beyond and the impact following their heart is having on their health, relationships, income and more. Thank you for joining us!
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Episode 74: Holistic Healing Modalities with Arturas Sedys
Arturas Sedys is not only a massage therapist and student of acupuncture, but someone on a quest to learn more about healing on the deepest level. He aims to help patients live optimally. If you would like to book an appointment with him, please text him at 630 885 0935 or connect with him via email at Artisfusion@gmail.com. He sees clients at the Illinois Spinal and Sports Rehab office in Naperville on Mondays and Tuesdays, and at his home office the rest of the week.  If you are curious about Ozone therapies, visit this website Oxygen Healing Therapies. And, if you're looking for an excellent book on gut health, read Healthy Gut, Healthy You. If you would like to learn more about the whole food supplement I recommend, please visit this website for Juice Plus+. If you're interested in growing your own veggies, take a look at this really cool aeroponic garden system called Tower Garden. And, finally, if you are looking for excellent skincare, please consider Radical Skincare. Use coupon code: tamara.ortegel10 for 10% off your purchase. Read the founding sisters' inspiring story Get Radical: Secrets to Creating the Life You Love available on the Radical Skincare website and on Amazon.  Xo, Tamara
42:37
May 07, 2022
Episode 73: Facing Adversity During the Pandemic with Wynne Lacey
Wynne Lacey is a Mental Health Practitioner and Life Coach in the Chicago area. Like many of her peers, she enjoys utilizing traditional and holistic approaches to improving the mental and emotional health of her clients. Several years ago, she was invited to serve her local community as a member of the Board of Health. She never imagined that her beliefs about health and wellbeing would conflict so severely with her peers and that her seat on the board would be called into question. In this fascinating conversation, we talk about what it’s been like for her to remain steadfast in the face of adversity. I admire her determination and hope she is able to influence the board to embrace opposing points of view. If you would like to connect with Wynne, please reach to her here.  If you'd like to share your story or become a sponsor of this podcast, reach out to me at tamara.ortegel@att.net. To learn about my favorite whole food product, Juice Plus+, please click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. And, if you are looking for an additional news source, I invite you to check out The High Wire. Xo, Tamara
01:00:29
March 07, 2022
Episode 72: Energy Healing with Kelly Goetz
Since 1999, Kelly has been discovering and mastering alternative ways to heal and balance the body, mind and spirit utilizing our greatest resource, our own energy.  Now, working with Kinesiology (energy testing) and 9 energy systems; Meridians, Chakras, Aura, Celtic Weave, 5 Rhythms, Triple Warmer, The Electrics, Radiant Circuits, and Basic Grid, Kelly guides her clients/students back to balance and strengthens their immune system, while empowering them to rediscover their own inner healer. Be sure to visit Kelly's website to learn more about her work and to take advantage of her generous offer. Kelly is offering our listeners $50 off new client in-person or remote sessions. Check out her Youtube channel here for easy, practical and fun energy exercises to increase your immune health.  If you'd like to share your story or become a sponsor of this podcast, reach out to me at tamara.ortegel@att.net. To learn about my favorite whole food product, Juice Plus+, please click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. Xo, Tamara
52:53
February 23, 2022
Episode 71: Radical Skincare & More with Liz Edlich
This podcast is packed with inspiration to open our hearts and minds to new possibilities.  Liz Edlich is the CEO and Co-founder of Radical Skincare and the co-author of Get Radical: Secrets for Creating a Life You Love. Her skincare line, Radical Skincare was born out of a desire for Liz and her sister Rachel to solve some of the most common skin issues associated with aging and hormone imbalance. They were fortunate to “play” in the lab with their father, renowned physician and professor Dr Richard Edlich. Liz and Rachel credit their father with teaching them many valuable lessons about life. Be sure to take a look at their website to read about his life and legacy, and take advantage of her generous offer with coupon code tamara10.  Today these amazing sisters are on a mission to inspire women to live a life of purpose and passion, and whenever possible to do it in a way that is radical. Follow them on instagram @radicalskincare.  If you'd like to share your story or become a sponsor of this podcast, reach out to me at tamara.ortegel@att.net. To learn about Juice Plus+, please click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. 
42:36
February 02, 2022
Episode 70: Healthy Habits with Deb Villarese
Making and sustaining healthy habits over time can make all the difference.  Listen to this inspiring episode with Deb Villarese to hear her story. Over 40 years ago, she became aware of the impact certain household products were having on her children's health and slowly started swapping them out for safer ones. She also modified her diet and lifestyle and today at 71 years young, she has the energy and vitality others envy.  Check out her youtube channel Deb's Villa Cucina here or follow her on facebook at Bella Wellness Living.  If you're looking for a midlife mentor, visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out to me via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
40:37
November 15, 2021
Episode 69: Eva de Coro
The immune system works diligently to protect us from harmful environmental influences. But, eventually it says "enough is enough" and breaks down the barriers paving the way for immune dysfunction. It's a wake up call to say the burden is too heavy and change is necessary. Thankfully, when Eva got this message, she was able to make some swift changes and turn things around.  Listen to this episode to hear more about her transformation. Be inspired to make some changes in your daily habits and reap the rewards like Eva did. Follow her on Instagram to learn more about her massage therapy services and health coaching practice.  If you're looking for a midlife mentor, visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out to me via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
49:38
November 09, 2021
Episode 68: Art Therapy with Ron Formento, Jr.
It's pretty amazing to see that as we age, we often come back to things we enjoyed doing as children. It's as if the artist, chef, magician, singer (fill in the blank) within us reemerges to heal and free us.  In this episode, Ron and I talked about why he started painting again and the impact it's having on his health and wellbeing. You will be amazed to hear how he is connecting with friends and strangers to bring about more connection, compassion and joy. If you've been thinking about reigniting a former hobby, now is a great time to get started.  Ron also changed careers in midlife.  It took courage and faith to step away from something he'd dedicated himself to and into a new opportunity. He's thriving in his new role and couldn't be happier.  If you'd like to connect with Ron, visit his website. Check out his blogs and take a look at the beautiful paintings he's done so far. 
40:54
November 02, 2021
Episode 67: Food as Medicine with Dr Kent Christianson
Dr. Kent Christianson is a licensed chiropractor, acupuncturist and internal medicine diplomat. He practices functional medicine at the Holistic Chiropractic & Healing Arts Center in Naperville and loves to work with patients to improve their overall health & wellbeing, especially their digestive health. In this podcast we talk intensely about my favorite topic — food as medicine. Kent has been able to help his many of his patients identify the underlying causes of their symptoms and resolve them with food swaps and digestive enzymes, when applicable. He loves to teach others about the healthy, whole-food plant-based dietary lifestyle he and his family enjoy. He and his wife are avid gardeners and enjoy eating plants and herbs from their harvest. To learn more about his practice, please visit his website. If you're looking for a midlife mentor, please visit my website. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
01:00:35
October 26, 2021
Episode 66: A Servant's Heart with Nannette Vanderheyden
It’s not often that you meet someone whose heart for service is so big. Supporting others is like a calling for Nannette. She is always ready to lend a helping hand at church, the food pantry or anywhere she’s needed. She is a proud mother and grandmother, actively involved in helping to raise the next generation. Being a blessing to others is a wonderful thing to do in midlife. If any of you are thinking about getting more involved in your community, I urge you do to so. I’ve also had amazing experiences volunteering at non-profit organizations, attending bible studies and participating in book clubs. Schools are always looking for parents and grandparents who can help out in the classroom or during after school events. Your time and talents are needed, so don’t sit home bored and lonely when you can get out there and join the fun. If you're looking for a midlife mentor, please visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
37:38
October 20, 2021
Episode 65: The Power of Positivity with Ron Hume, Freelance Humanist & Picture Taker
Ron Hume is well known for his jovial spirit and his giving heart - two very important aspects of his life we cover in this podcast episode. Throughout Ron’s career, he used his time and talents to serve families at risk. Having lost his father at a tender age, he knew what it was like to feel out of control and could relate to his clients who were suffering from substance abuse, housing deficits and many other issues. In 2015 Ron retired as CEO of 360 Youth Services in Naperville. Around that time, he developed a keen interest in photography and decided to share his expertise by taking pictures at galas and other local events. As a former non-profit leader, he knows which photo opportunities to focus on and how to quickly snap a picture and exit the scene. Ron is a wonderful storyteller. I know you’re going to enjoy hearing about his wondrous adventures. You will also be inspired and amazed by the way he dealt with a potentially life threatening health issue. Find Ron Hume on Facebook or follow him on Instagram.  If you're looking for a midlife mentor, visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
52:54
October 14, 2021
Episode 64: Integrative Approach to Mental Health with Lucy Arenberg, LCPC
Lucy Arenberg is the founder and director of LifeSpark Counseling and Wellness Center, an integrative practice that focuses on mind-body therapy solutions. LifeSpark offers traditional science-based talk therapy, as well as, hypnotherapy, meditation, Reiki, sound therapy and visualization.  The LifeSpark Wellness Center is a safe sanctuary for clients to rediscover and express their authentic selves, experience healing and create the life they envision for themselves.  They welcome teens, adults, families, and couples and offer their services in-person and remotely.  Visit Lucy's website, LifeSpark Counseling, to learn more.   If you're looking for a midlife mentor, visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
46:54
October 04, 2021
Episode 63: Splitting Time Between Two Homes with Pat Hoogendoorn
Are you dreaming of splitting your time between two or more locations?   Twenty+ years ago, Pat visited her best friend in Florida and fell in love with the climate. She traveled to the sunshine state several times throughout the year and eventually decided to get her own place. Having suffered with arthritic pain, the warmer weather was just the reprieve she needed during the winter season. Over time, she found she really enjoyed late fall and early spring. Today she spends half her time at her condo on the beach.  What's special about her story is that Pat ventured out on her own before it became trendy. Her husband of 55 years still enjoys living and working full-time in Chicago, so they have given each other the freedom to satisfy their own wants and needs, while maintaining a loving and resilient bond. Pat loves summers in Chicago and rather seamlessly re-establishes herself each spring. And, of course her husband and family come to visit her in Florida throughout her stay.   To learn more about this growing trend, read this article Living Apart Together.  As Pat mentioned in our podcast, she is guided by her faith and loves the following bible verses: Psalm 119:89-90 God’s faithfulness endures to all generations.  Psalm 50:1 “The mighty One, God, Yahweh speaks and calls the earth from sunrise to sunset”  Acts 20:35 …”It is better to give than to receive.”    If you're looking for a midlife mentor, visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
38:09
September 28, 2021
Episode 62: Focus on Family with Kim Byrne, Photographer
Kim Byrne is a family photographer in the Chicagoland area. My family has done several photo shoots with her and truly enjoyed the experience and the beautiful photos. In this episode Kim and I talk not only about her transition from corporate professional to small business owner, but about how much she loves being a grandmother. We connect on a deeper level about love and loss and how her family has used their experiences for good. To connect with Kim, please visit her website KimberleeB Photography. To learn about Kim's family foundation, please go to the Beckam North Foundation. To connect with me, visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on the links Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. If you'd like to share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out via email at tamara.ortegel.com.
01:00:36
September 21, 2021
Episode 61: Juice Plus+ Complete Shake
It's really important, as we age, to make sure we are getting enough protein. I love the taste and texture of the Juice Plus+ Complete Shake, as well as, the array of ingredients it includes. Listen to this short infomercial to learn more.  If you're looking for a midlife mentor, visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. To learn about Juice Plus+, click on this link Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden. To share your story or become a sponsor of the podcast, please reach out via email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.
00:53
September 21, 2021
Episode 60: Beautiful Faces Going Places - Women's Success Network with Carol Dockum
Carol Dockum's Beautiful Faces Going Places - Women Success Network is more than just a business directory, it's a visibility, education and connection platform for speakers, trainers, coaches, etc. to showcase their expertise. They offer in-person events such as  lunch and learns, empower hours, summits, virtual business weeks, webinars and so much more.  Beautiful Faces Going Places is affordable, convenient and enriching.  Who knew that going virtual would help business owners connect more authentically than in-person, but that has been my experience with this group and I’m thrilled to invite you to join us by clicking here. You can also join the facebook group by clicking here.  I have one testimonial I'm thrilled to share. I recently needed a graphic designer to create my podcast cover art. Carol connected me to one of her members and within a couple of hours I had a beautiful end product. If you're in the market for a graphic designer or virtual assistant, please reach out to Rhonda Holscher. She's amazing! One of Carol's favorites quotes (and mine) by Maya Angelou is, "at the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel." Carol and her success team truly know how to make you feel welcome and empowered.  For those of you who are in the discovery phase of your business and open to support, please sign up for my friend, Helene Stelian's FREE Masterclass on Finding Your Purpose. This LIVE training program is for women over 40 who are seeking clarity and direction in their second half. It will be held on Saturday, September 18th via zoom. Listen to our short infomercial at the end of this episode and then sign up for the LIVE training by clicking here. If you'd like to connect with me, please click on the links below. I would be honored to mentor you, welcome you as a sponsor or share your story on my podcast. Thank you so much for being part of the Thriving In Midlife community! Email me tamara.ortegel@att.net Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Donate to this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support
41:20
September 14, 2021
Proven Purpose Formula: A Masterclass for Women 40+ Seeking Clarity and Direction in the Second Half - 2 min Infomercial
If you are like most people, your goal in life is to be happy.  And contrary to what some believe, money is NOT the key to happiness. So what is?  Research shows that one of the biggest factors to increase happiness is living a life of purpose. What does that mean? What if you could… Stop living in the past and feel hopeful about the future? Take charge of your life instead of letting life happen to you? Know exactly why you’re here now and what you’re meant to do next? Own your value and contribution at this stage of your life? Wake up every morning excited to face the day? Show up with passion and confidence? That’s how you feel when you know your life’s purpose. And research shows having a clear sense of purpose helps us live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives. That’s why I was excited to hear my friend and colleague, Midlife Empowerment Coach Hélène Stelian, is sharing her tested and proven Purpose Formula in her brand-new training Proven Purpose Formula: A Masterclass for Women 40+ Seeking Clarity and Direction in the Second Half Save my seat!  In this masterclass, you’ll discover… The one-word definition of purpose The five critical aspects of purpose, like… (Hint: We don’t “find” purpose) The step-by-step purpose formula that’s your ticket to clarity The exact steps to create your own purpose statement—and change your life! How to write your own purpose statement And much, much more! Hélène is offering this masterclass live only on Saturday September 18, 2-3:30pm US Central time. Don’t miss out! Sign up for Proven Purpose Formula: A Masterclass for Women 40+ Seeking Clarity and Direction in the Second Half. Save my seat!   Knowing your purpose is the first step toward creating a life of joy and fulfillment. You have a choice. You can keep living by default, or you can take a bold step into a life of purpose. I hope you’ll let Hélène show you how! Xo, Tamara P.S. If you have friends you think might benefit from this training, feel free to share this link with them.
02:52
September 13, 2021
Episode 59: Savoring Creativity & Wanderlust with Nancy Donatelli, a Spiritual Adventurer
I believe there are no coincidences and that God puts people in our lives for a reason. Nancy appeared in my season of downsizing & empty nesting to help me gain clarity and confidence to pursue my passions. She is just a little ahead of me on this journey and has already given me insights and faith that this stage of life can be everything I've imagined. We are kindred spirits -- seeking knowledge, experience and connection. You will be dazzled by her stories and her commitment to lifelong learning. If you are feeling wanderlust - you are not alone.  Take a look at the following links to learn about places you can go for spiritual enlightenment.       THE WELL SPIRITUALITY CENTER       CHRIST IN THE WILDERNESS            ALTAR COMMUNITY         SPRING BIRD RETREAT         JULIA@JULIACAMERONLIVE.COM Enjoy these book recommendations from Nancy:      ARTIST'S WAY --  JULIA CAMERON      IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BEGIN AGAIN -- JULIA CAMERON      LIFE REIMAGINED -- RICHARD LEIDER/ALAN WEBBER      CONSCIOUS LIVING CONSCIOUS  AGING -- RON PEVNEY      THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE -- MEIK WIKING Be inspired. "It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin."  -- Katherine Hathaway Consider this prayer for abundance in 2021: "May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful. And, don't forget to make some art - write, draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And, I hope somewhere in your next year, you surprise yourself."  - Neil Caiman  If you believe in divine timing, you will love this special offer. My friend and colleague, Helene Stelian, if offering a FREE masterclass on September 18th for anyone who's ready to create a life of joy and fulfillment in the second half. Her program is called, a Proven Purpose Formula: A Masterclass for Women 40+ Seeking Clarity and Direction in the Second Half. To sign up for this LIVE training, click here. If you'd like to connect with me, please click on the links below. I would be honored to mentor you, welcome you as a sponsorship or share your story on my podcast. Thank you so much for being part of the Thriving In Midlife community! Email me tamara.ortegel@att.net Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Donate to this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support
01:01:37
September 07, 2021
Episode 58: Brain Health & More with Jan Saran
Many moons ago, Thomas Edison said, "the doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and the cause and prevention of disease." More and more I see glimpses of this and it is gives me hope for a better future. I believe in complimentary medicine where we can combine the best of treatments for health and wellbeing. Whether you have optimal health or are struggling right now, every time you eat or drink, you have the opportunity to feed disease or fight it. I take and share a product called Juice Plus+ because it offers me 30 different fruits, veggies and berries in a capsule or a gummy. I eat a lot of plants already, but cannot eat 9-13 servings in that variety on a consistent basis. Juice Plus+ helps to bridge the gap. I also love growing some of my own plants via the Tower Garden. It's aeroponic and super easy to grow leafy greens, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and so much more right on my balcony. This year for the first time, I'll bring my tower inside and grow my garden with lights.  Listen to Jan and I chat about the benefits of eating lots of plants and some of the studies Juice Plus+ has published on brain health and the immune system. Click on the link for summaries of the 40+ clinical research studies they've done so far. I absolutely love that this product -- it's real food and gets right into the cells of my body to help me stay healthy.  Learn more about the Tower Garden by watching these youtube videos of Jan and me.  Tower Garden Part 1 Tower Garden Part 2 Tower Garden Part 3 Connect with Me: Email me tamara.ortegel@att.net Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
49:30
September 03, 2021
Episode 57: Raising Kids with Lyme & More with Liza Blas
If you have kids with special needs of any sort, this episode is for you. Liza shares her experience raising two kids with serious health challenges and ways her family is addressing the physical, mental and emotional issues with each one. This is the kind of information and support you can only get from a parent in the trenches. Subscribe to her podcast Very Happy Stories for more of this kind of truth telling.  Connect with Resources Visit Liza's Website  Very Happy Stories Podcast Follow Liza on Instagram Very Happy Stories Podcast Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on Instagram @tamaraortegel If you sell a product or a service and would be interested in advertising on my podcast, please reach out to me at tamara.ortegel@att.net. I would gladly promote you as a sponsor. 
50:52
August 26, 2021
Episode 56: Collagen Benefits with Elaine Morrison
A healthy diet is essential for good health. What that looks like can vary over time, so it's really important to listen to your body and pivot when you notice changes in your health. Although I prefer to eat a plant-centric diet, I have never gone vegan for more than a 30 day stint. I tend to go in a direction 80-90% and then listen to my body for cues on what it wants and needs. Play around a bit and see what works for you.  I love this quote by Ann Wigmore, "the food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”  Connect with Resources Elaine Wellness Website 15% Discount, Code = STEPPINGINTOHEALTH Connect with Me: Email me tamara.ortegel@att.net Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
32:47
August 18, 2021
Episode 54: Voxx Life with Debi Possidoni
There are many holistic ways to address imbalances in the body. Listen to this episode to learn about Voxx Life products and how they are helping people deal with pain and other sources of (dis)ease.  Connect with My Guest Website Voxx Life  Facebook Debi Possidoni Ways to Connect with Me: Email me tamara.ortegel@att.net Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
29:46
August 04, 2021
Special Edition: Gluten-Free Challenge & Shred 10 Program
This special edition is for anyone looking to jump-start a gluten-free lifestyle and/or for those participating in the Shred 10 program. I have been eating gluten-free since 2015 and want to make the transition as easy as possible for anyone looking to give it a try. After you listen to this podcast, please let me know if you would like a copy of the Gluten-Free Challenge pdf that includes a great shopping list and more recipes. I also have a journal you might enjoy using for mindfulness and to document your food (in)tolerances.  The Shred 10 is a program run by my Juice Plus+ partners. Participants are asked to think of 10 habits they would like to add, reduce or eliminate for 10 days. We always recommend eating gluten-free and dairy-free during this program in order to lower inflammation and to regulate ph balance. The goal is to eat real food in its whole form, to maximize your nutrient intake and stimulate your bodies natural cleansing process. While you're detoxing from foods, you might also consider how you are affected by other stressors in your life including the environment, personal care products, relationships, etc.  My Shred 10 usually consists of the following habits:  Add: Drink 64 oz of plain water Eat more plant and animal protein Eat 1-2 smoothies per day Retire to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual and with the goal of sleeping 8 hours per night Reduce  Alcohol (I give myself permission to have one (1/2 glass) of wine if I'm socializing with friends during my shred) Screen time Interaction with people who tempt me and/or test my patience Eliminate Gluten Dairy Breakfast (I use an eating window of 10:00 - 7:00) If you would like to learn more about the Shred 10 program, please watch this short video. If you want a deeper understanding, also watch this video. If these videos inspire you to take action, please visit my Juice Plus+ website and then reach out to talk about next steps. I would be honored to support you along the way.  Ways to Connect with Me: Email me tamara.ortegel@att.net Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
16:24
July 28, 2021
Episode 53: Wellness Travel with Kathryn Schutz
I've always has this strong desire to see the world - to eat among the locals, enjoy the scenery and soak in the culture. If that sounds like you, too, you will definitely want to connect with Kathryn. She's planned trips for individuals, couples and families. She has an amazing opportunity to see the Northern Lights in 2022 for Solo Travelers and she and I are making plans for a weekend getaway also in the new year.  Ways to Connect with My Guest: Travel Website Kathryn Theodore Travel Facebook Group Kathryn Schutz Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
33:23
July 27, 2021
Episode 52: Tips for Becoming Resilient by Design with Tamara Ortegel
As we move forward into a new normal, I would love to arm you with some healthy habits that cultivate resilience. Listen to this short introduction to pick up a few tips. The complete Resilient by Design can be offered in one to one coaching or in groups. If you think your family or team at work would benefit, please reach out for more information.  Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
13:20
July 21, 2021
Episode 51: In Pursuit of Fun & Games with Pam Molnar
Do you enjoy playing games with your family and friends? If so, please take a look at Pam's Party Printables to see the amazing printable and powerpoint games Pam Molnar has created. There is something for everyone including holiday and party themes as well as escape rooms. This is a wonderful way to exercise your brain, connect with others and enjoy some friendly competition. It checks all the boxes for my theme in 2020/21 to "love, play, and grow" and is a fabulous way to build resilience. Connect with My Guest Visit her Website Pam Molnar Find her on Etsy Pam's Party Printables Find her on Facebook Pam's Party Printables Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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July 14, 2021
Episode 50: Impact of the Pandemic on Kids with Don Seidman, MD
We cannot under estimate the impact the pandemic has had on our kids. Thankfully, professional resources are available to offer them support and guidance. I just complete a certification program on resilience and would like to offer some initial thoughts.  To begin, in order to have the energy and capacity to deal with tough mental and emotional issues, we need to have strong physical stamina. This requires deep sleep, conscious eating and daily movement.  To enjoy deep sleep, create an environment that fosters it. Here are some initial ideas for you to try.  Remove ALL technology including TV's, Computers and Cell Phones from the bedroom.  Turn the wifi in the house OFF at night, if possible, or at least shut down computers and put cell phones on airplane mode (outside the bedroom). Pack up your school or professional work and remove it from your bedroom.  Dim the lights 30+ minutes before bed to prepare your mind for rest.  Keep a gratitude journal next to your bed and write down three positive things that happened that day. Let these be your thoughts as you close your eyes and prepare for a dream state.  If you'd like to chat about conscious eating, daily movement and other habits that cultivate resilience, please reach out to me.  Connect with My Guest Visit the DuPage Medical Website Don N. Seidman, MD Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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July 07, 2021
Episode 49: Resilient By Design with Monica Bodurka
Resilience is not something we are born with, it's a set of skills we inhabit. Anyone can learn to be more resilient - given the interest and commitment to lifelong learning and self-love.  Monica and her team at the Leadership Wellness Group developed a curriculum called Resilient by Design that I attended over the last few months. It was a wonderful diversion for me during the pandemic to focus on my own wellbeing and learn something new I could share with all of you. Admittedly, these concepts are not new, but we are human and need to hear them over and over again until they stick.  If you would like help in this area, please reach out. I got so much out of this experience and would be happy to make a referral to Monica's program or share my own rendition of it with you. My mission or mantra, if you will, is LOVE, PLAY, GROW. The habits of resilience are nicely embedded within these concepts I'm using in my coaching practice.  If you are available on July 8th from 10 -4, please join me for a day at Soul Farm called Resilience Cultivated in Nature. Click on this link to learn more.  Connect with My Guest Visit her Website Leadership Wellness  Learn More Certified Resilient by Design Program (for Coaches only - Mention this podcast for $100 off.) Find her on LinkedIn Monica Bodurka  Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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June 29, 2021
Episode 48: Repurposed After 40 with Lissa Figgins
We all come to a point in our life where we need to prioritize our own wellbeing; it's not selfish, it's actually a form of love. Lissa knows this firsthand, and is very focused on helping women over 40 repurpose their skills and create a vision for their future. She is a leader in Arbonne and enjoys sharing how the products can benefit your mind, body and skin. You will find her on many social channels collaborating with other women who are also interested in personal growth, wellness and purpose.  Connect with My Guest Visit her Website www.lissafiggins.com Find her on Facebook  Lissa Figgins Listen to her Podcast Repurposed After 40 Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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June 23, 2021
Episode 47: Building a Ripple Effect with Lisa Incaudo
I'm so thrilled to share this podcast with all of you.  Lisa is a VP in Arbonne, an international network marketing company in the health and wellness space. The products drew her in, but the opportunity to build a business that earned residual income captured her heart. She has mentored many amazing women, helping them discover their voice, self-confidence and vision for personal success.  Connect with My Guest  Find Lisa on Facebook  Lisa Incaudo  Follow Lisa's Facebook Business Page Lisa Incaudo VP  Follow Lisa on Instagram @lisaincaudo Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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June 16, 2021
Episode 46: Sarah Weyenburg
I have met some amazing yoga teachers over the years. Each one has inspired me in different ways. Today I'm visiting with Sarah Weyenberg, owner of Happy Shiny Yoga, an online platform for beginner to advanced yogis. I had the privilege of practicing yoga in-person with Sarah when we lived in the same community. I really enjoyed her light-hearted nature, her ability to break down the poses into bite size pieces and her desire to keep her students safe in their poses.  As she said life is not always sunshine and rainbows, but there is always something to celebrate. People often come to yoga for the physical practice, but they continue to come back again and again for the emotional and spiritual connection between themselves and others. Your mat is a place for you to learn about yourself and to practice gratitude for life.  Connect with My Guest Shiny Happy Yoga Shiny Happy Yoga  Join Sarah's Facebook Group Shiny Happy Yoga  Access Code to Enjoy One Month FREE Yoga = steppingintohealth Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
01:03:41
June 08, 2021
Episode 45: Dr Michael Meersman
Dr Michael Meersman, DC, MS, ART focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, and getting people out of pain and back in control of their daily life. He is certified in Active Release Technique (ART), a soft tissue technique designed to decrease muscle pain and tightness, while increasing range of motion and function. I have been working with Dr Meersman to complete my recovery from frozen shoulder. By utilizing an array of modalities like the ones offered at the Bannockburn Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center, I have been able to heal much faster than other people suffering from frozen shoulder. It’s clear when you visit the office that they are up to date on ways to bring natural function back to the body. They have a pilates reformer and an open area for working through exercises. I always leave my appointments with stretches or movements I can do to continue my progress at home. I feel empowered to take back control of my health and am proud of the work I’ve done to get here. I’ve done acupuncture, dry needling, cupping, hot yoga, physical therapy and chiropractic care. I also did an interesting treatment called Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy in my doctor’s office. PRP has long been used by physicians to help speed wound healing and treat health issues like arthritis and injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments. They don’t normally use it for shoulders, but I wanted to give it a try in order to heal my body from the inside out and I personally believe it helped some. I’m grateful for everyone on my healing team and am super excited for you to learn more about Dr Meerman. In addition to working in the office, he is the team chiropractor for the Chicago Bears. If he can work to help endurance athletes stay well, I know he can help novices like you and me. Connect with My Guest Bannockburn Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center http://www.bannchiro.com/ Facebook  Michael J Meersman Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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June 03, 2021
Episode 44: Super-Aging with June Scott
June Scott will be celebrating her 90th birthday on June 1st. She is a wonderful new friend and an inspiration to people of all ages. I was blessed to meet her along the path at Fullersburg Woods and have enjoyed hearing her amazing stories and been moved by her zest for life. This podcast is a celebration and a nudge for anyone listening who has been sitting back waiting for things to magically happen to get into action. June pursues her passions, shares her gifts and serves her community. She lives a life of purpose and is still striving for more fulfillment. Lifelong Learning from My Guest Article in Conde Nast Traveler, Why Travel May Be the Secret to a Longer Life Northwestern Study on Aging SuperAger’s Study  Antarctic Travel Presentation https://youtu.be/ZHqfSvMBcQITa Filming of the Yurt https://youtu.be/dW4ly1hJsrE Book recommendations  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan and Being Mortal by Atul   Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Join Me at Soul Farm Retreats on July 8th Resilience Cultivated In Nature  Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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May 24, 2021
Episode 43: The Amazing Benefits of Bringing Food Education into the Classroom with Alex DeSorbo-Quinn from Pilot Light
As much as parents try, sometimes food education happens outside the home. We've all that experience when our children try something at a friend's house that you've been begging them to try at home. To expand children's understanding of food and its impact on their overall life, four chefs from Chicago formed the non-profit called Pilot Light. They train teachers to bring food culture into their lesson plans for reading, writing, math and science. The students love the curriculum and bring what they learn home to their families.  Ways to Connect with My Guest Pilot Light Website  https://pilotlightchefs.org/ Feed Your Mind Gala https://pilotlightchefs.org/events/feed-your-mind/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pilotlightchefs Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
48:56
May 17, 2021
Episode 42: Inner & Outer Beauty, Your Soul's Blueprint and Gratitude with Cate Cook
Do you believe in destiny? astrology? that things happen for a reason? In this episode, Cate and I discuss some of the very personal experiences we've had and how they are all part of our soul experience. It's fascinating to see how things connect. We are both grateful for the opportunities and the lessons as they've provided us an opportunity for reflection, personal growth and freedom to fulfill our destiny. If you're open to a reading, please connect with Cate to see what insights your soul's blueprint has to offer. You will need your birth date, time and location.  Ways to Connect with My Guest: 7 Simple Steps to Release the Negativity in Your Life So You Can Prosper https://poshandpurestyled.ck.page/release-negativity Free Soul's Blueprint https://poshandpurestyled.ck.page/a7cfdb0ec8 Cate's Website https://www.poshandpurestyled.com Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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May 12, 2021
Episode 41: Pathways to Success with Lynne Yura
"Some people are afraid of failure, while others are afraid of success." It took Lynne many years to grow into the successful business professional and entrepreneur she is today. In this episode she shares how the Pathways to Success program helped her develop the self confidence to navigate single parenthood, forgive her past decisions and attract a new partner. Today she works as an Executive Assistant for the Jewish National Fund and is growing her Mary Kay business. She's happier and healthier than ever before.  If you've dreamed of traveling to Israel, please visit the Jewish National Fund website to learn about their virtual and in-person tours.  Ways to Connect with My Guest: Visit the Jewish National Fund Website jnf.org Connect on Facebook Lynne Yura, Mary Kay Consultant Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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May 05, 2021
Episode 40: Soul Farm Retreats with Judi Harvin
Spending time at the family farm was such an integral part of Judi's childhood. Years later, when she inherited the farm, she knew she had to share this magical place with others. She aptly named it Soul Farm Retreats as it has presented her and friends of the farm with opportunities for reflection, personal growth and renewal. If you are seeking an opportunity to slow down and enjoy nature, this is the place for you.  I am thrilled to announce that Judi and I will co-lead an event on Thursday, July 8th from 10 am - 4 pm. Our day on the farm, Resilience Cultivated in Nature, will feature her signature horse yoga experience where we will learn about non-verbal communication and energy exchange, time in the woods, discussions on resilience and a yoga practice by the pond. A light lunch and snacks are included. The retreat is $125 and includes a Soul Inspired Box filled with things to inspire you to love, play and grow. To register, please go to www.soulfarmretreats.com. If you have any questions, please email me at tamara.ortegel@att.net or send me a private message on facebook or instagram. I hope you'll join us for this amazing day at Soul Farm Retreats. Ways to Connect with My Guest: Visit Soul Farm Retreats website www.soulfarmretreats.com  Connect on Facebook Soul Farm Retreats  Follow Soul Farm Retreats on Instagram @SoulFarmRetreats  Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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April 28, 2021
Episode 39: Podcast Brunch Club with Adela Mizrachi
Adela Mizrachi is a Communications Specialist, for the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the Founder of the Podcast Brunch Club. What started as her personal desire to listen to podcasts with her friends, has blossomed into an international club. The PBC is currently available in 6 countries and more than 70 cities across the US. The PBC planning team comes up with a theme for each month. They research a variety of podcasts that fit that theme and listen to a sampling to narrow their selection to four podcasts. Members gather locally and virtually to discuss the playlist.   Ways to Connect with My Guest: Visit Adela's Website  Podcast Brunch Club Visit her Facebook Group Podcast Brunch Club Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
48:09
April 20, 2021
Episode 38: Empowering Women in Midlife with Hélène T. Stelian
As a Midlife Empowerment Coach, Hélène, helps women who are struggling in their 40s and beyond—who wonder if their best years are behind them. She shows them how to put themselves first, reclaim their identity, figure out what’s next, and feel excited about their future. Ways to Connect with Hélène:  Website: https://helenetstelian.com/ Discover Your Purpose group program: https://helenetstelian.com/discover-your-purpose-waitlist-2/ FREE Choose Your ONE Big Goal Challenge: https://helenetstelian.com/obg-challenge/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringwomenmidlife/ Secondary Links: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HeleneTStelianCoaching/ Twitter: @htstelian https://twitter.com/HTStelian LinkedIn: @helene-tragos-stelian https://www.linkedin.com/in/helene-tragos-stelian Pinterest: @htstelian  https://www.pinterest.com/htstelian/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcroVazuGE2_Ij-dyaU_aIQ/featured Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
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April 12, 2021
Episode 37: Social Work Sunday Tea with Shakea Houston
Shakea Houston is the Director Of Social Services at Mayfield Care Center and the host of Social Work Sunday Tea. She has a heart of gold and works diligently to support her residents and her community. She shared that, in the black community, it doesn't seem as common for people to admit when they need help. She wants to change that by sharing her work experience and her wisdom. Social Work Sunday Tea is a platform to talk about all the things people tend to brush under the rug. Click on the links below to listen to her very compelling conversations with other mental health providers.  Ways to Connect with My Guest: Visit Shakea's Podcast  Social Work Sunday Tea Visit her Youtube Channel Social Work Sunday Tea   Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
52:41
April 07, 2021
Episode 36: Planting Seeds....Kirk McCarley
With more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in both public and private sector environments, Kirk McCarley, The Seed Sower Coach, has a solid reputation for fostering individual growth and development beyond the client’s expectation. You will find him enthusiastic while also contemplative; determined, yet relaxed. His passion as a coach is to help clients celebrate self-confidence and achieve their full God-given potential.  Kirk is a Certified Accredited Professional Coach as well as Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP certified. He also is a Production Assistant for both college football and basketball for ESPN and leads group cycling classes as a Certified Spinning Instructor. Kirk has been married to wife Cindy for 41 years and has two children and two grandchildren. The McCarleys make their home in Florida with rescue dog, Ivy. I had the pleasure of connecting with Kirk after a trip to Florida. Our podcast today is proof that you can make new connections where ever you go (even during a pandemic) if you are genuinely interested in meeting new people and curious about their work.  Ways to Connect with My Guest: Visit Kirk's website Theseedsowercoach.com Find him on Linkedin Kirk McCarley Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Purchase a Soul Inspired Box by emailing me at tamara.ortegel@att.net Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
51:09
March 31, 2021
Episode 35: No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season with Rayna Nieses
Caring for our loved ones can be a most rewarding gift to our loved ones and ourselves, or quite daunting. In this episode, Rayna shares her experience and insights on how to make the most of our time with our aging parents and how to work within a team for your own good and theirs. She is honest about the need for us to protect ourselves and our time so that once our parents pass, we have our own life still intact. She has written a book for caregivers, hosts a podcast and does coaching to support and guide people in their season of caregiving.  She has been quoted as saying, "There is finality that’s coming as you walk with them to the end, but there doesn’t have to be hopelessness in it all. Everyone ages, and you will reach the end of your life someday, and that’s okay. There can be joy, hope, and love in the midst of this final journey."  Ways to Connect with My Guest: Visit Rayna's website www.ASeasonOfCaring.com Get her book No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season is due out June, 2021. Preorders are available now. Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health. Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
38:40
March 24, 2021
Episode 34: IT Solutions for Small Business Owners with Neal Wankoff
If you're anything like me, the last thing you want to worry about is your technology. Prairie IT Services is a perfect fit for small businesses looking for help in this area. As cyber security continues to press all of us, it's helpful to have an expert like Neal on hand, helping you protect your data. Listen to our fascinating discussion about how he adds value for his clients. Leave a comment so we know what you thought of this podcast. Be sure to hit the subscribe button and share with friends. Xo, Tamara Ways to Connect with My Guest: Visit Neal's website www.prairieits.com Follow him on LinkedIn Neal Wankoff Ways to Connect with Me: Visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com. Join my facebook group Stepping Into Health.  Follow me on instagram @tamaraortegel Follow Soul Inspired Box on instagram @soulinspiredbox Find me on LinkedIn Tamara Ortegel Learn about Juice Plus+ & Tower Garden Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-ortegel/support Become a sponsor: https://py.pl/119pVT
37:54
March 17, 2021
Episode 33: Embracing Sobriety with Nikki Battles
I'm so glad you're here today. If Nikki is your friend, you are a lucky, lucky person. She is courageous, tenacious and soulful. She loves herself, her family and her community with passion and zeal. She is celebrating her sobriety and counting all the blessings in her life including you.  If you haven't met Nikki yet, you are in for a treat. Her blog is aptly named after her https://www.fiercefeistyfemale.com/. Listen to her story and follow her journey.  If you're ready to embrace some new lifestyle habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat . If you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it. If you'd like to to start a garden, please click on this link to learn about the Tower Garden. It's a wonder aeroponic garden system for indoor or outdoor gardening. And, finally, please leave a comment so we know what you thought of this podcast. Be sure to hit the subscribe button and share with friends.  Xo, Tamara
50:40
March 09, 2021
Episode 32: Launching a New Brand with Lynn Power, Co-founder & CEO of Masami
Are you seeking clean beauty?  Masami hair care products are luxurious and clean. I'm using the shampoo, conditioner and serum and loving them. You can order some online at lovemasami.com.  If you're ready to embrace some new health habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat . And, if you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it. If you'd like to to start a garden, please click on this link to learn about the Tower Garden. It's a wonderful aeroponic garden system for indoor or outdoor gardening. Xo, Tamara
49:51
March 02, 2021
Episode 31: Breast Density Matters with Leslie Ferris Yerger
This topic is so very important. As you heard, after biological age, breast density is the second highest risk factor for breast cancer in women who do not have the a genetic predisposition. Women with dense breasts are 4-6x more likely to get breast cancer. And, 71% of breast cancers are in women with dense breasts. Be sure to ask your physician for your breast density score. It’s written in your chart, but may never be shared without your prompting. Ask for and insist on getting what you need from your medical provider. Mammography will find less than 1/2 of all cancers in women with dense breasts. Learn about Molecular Breast Imaging, a newer technologies that can detect cancer in dense breasts. To learn more about her work, please visit Leslie's website. Connect with her on facebook to continue to learn about the importance of knowing your breast density. If you're ready to embrace some new health habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat . If you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it. If you'd like to to start a garden, please click on this link to learn about the Tower Garden. It's a wonder aeroponic garden system for indoor or outdoor gardening. And, finally, please hit the subscribe button and share this podcast with your friends.  Xo, Tamara
17:58
February 23, 2021
Episode 30: Love Where You Live, with Kevin Crowell
If you're looking for a realtor, please connect with Kevin by visiting his website or emailing him at kcrowell@bhhschicago.com. He's a knowledgeable resources for buying or selling real estate in the western suburbs. If you're ready to embrace some new health habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat . If you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it. If you'd like to to start a garden, please click on this link to learn about the Tower Garden. It's a wonder aeroponic garden system for indoor or outdoor gardening.  Xo, Tamara
58:28
February 16, 2021
Episode 29: Grieving a Loss, with JoAnn Michalik
If you've lost a loved one recently and are looking for help in moving forward, JoAnn Michalik may be able to help you. After losing her 4 year old son, she and her husband learned a lot about themselves and the grieving process. Today she works to support others during this tender time in their lives through her coaching business called, Ouch, It's Grief. If you could use encouragement to get out of your comfort zone and embrace some new health habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat . If you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it. Xo, Tamara
31:24
February 07, 2021
Episode 28: Attracting Your Soulmate with Maria Spears
Are you ready to find your soulmate?  Maria Spears is a Love  & Life Coach who can guide you through a process to prepare yourself for just that, true love. She can help you unpack old limiting beliefs, habits and hangups that might be holding you back. She will walk beside you as you navigate the dating scene and help you attract the perfect person who's out there waiting just for you. Visit her website to learn more about her mission and sign up for her free class The 4 Steps To Stop Settling and Finally Attract Your Soulmate this Saturday, February 6th, to begin the process.  Healthy relationships are vital to our wellbeing. If you could use encouragement to get out of your comfort zone and embrace some new health habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat or just call me at 630-291-6605. If you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it. To shop for new bedding, please click on this link to learn about Avocado Green Brands. Xo, Tamara
32:44
February 03, 2021
Episode 27: Holistic Healing with Cindy Huston at Yoga Body Elements Studio
Are you looking for small group restorative yoga classes, massage and/or energy work?  Yoga Body Elements in Chicago offers wonderful opportunities to energize and restore your body in traditional and new age ways. They are the first downtown location to offer Bio Charger, so be sure to book a FREE session by the end of January..  You can find Yoga Elements at 4007 North Broadway #202, Chicago, IL 60613.  If you could use encouragement to get out of your comfort zone and embrace some new health habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat or just call me at 630-291-6605. If you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it. To shop for new bedding, please click on this link to learn about Avocado Green Brands. Xo, Tamara
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January 27, 2021
Episode 26: Escape to Crystal Mountain Resort with Sammie Lukaskiewicz
If you're planning a getaway, definitely consider Crystal Mountain Resort in Michigan. They offer seasonal opportunities your whole family will enjoy. I'm personally looking forward to visiting this summer and hiking in the art park. While I'm in the area, I'll probably visit the dunes and stop at a local winery as well.  If you could use encouragement to get out of your comfort zone and embrace some new health habits, please reach out. I would love to support you. Visit my website to request a chat or just call me at 630-291-6605.  If you're looking for ways to supplement your diet, please take a look at Juice Plus+. It's real food, including 30 fruits and veggies, in a capsule or a gummy. My family has been taking it for ten years and love it.  To shop for new bedding, please click on this link to learn about Avocado Green Brands. Xo, Tamara
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January 20, 2021
Episode 25: A Plant-based Diet with Jan Saran
There are many studies that indicate a plant-based diet is the best for longevity. If you follow the blue zones, you will find that many of the healthiest people on the planet eat mostly plants, with a sprinkling of meat, dairy and legumes. I really love this article, Is 90% Good Enough? What we can learn from the Reducetarian Approach and Blue Zones about Vegan Diets because it emphasizes flexibility and curiosity. In our podcast, Jan and I talk about how a plant-based diet helped her recover from the side-effects of cancer therapy. With the help of her husband, she was able to use whole plant foods and supplementation with Juice Plus+  to help her rebuild her immune system.   When my kids were diagnosed with Crohn's disease (years ago) and encouraged to eat a bland, low fiber diet, we started taking Juice Plus+ and have never looked back. I truly believe it helped all of us stay healthier than we would have been otherwise.  If you'd like to learn about Juice Plus+, please visit this website. My husband and grown kids still love the gummies! If you'd like to grow your own veggies, in the summer or year-round like we do, get your family a Tower Garden here. It's so simple and you'll never have a more delicious salad anywhere outside your home again.  To check out the studies on Juice Plus+ head on over to this website.  To shop for new bedding, please click on this link to learn about Avocado Green Brands.  To connect with Jan to learn more about her health journey or see her amazing indoor garden, please email her at juiceplussaran@gmail.com  To connect with me, please email me at tamara.ortegel@att.net or give me a call at 630-291-6605. I look forward to supporting you any way I can. 
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January 12, 2021
Episode 24: The Graceful Body with Heather Snyder Ippolito
If you are looking to improve your posture, please check out Heather’s online program, Better Posture, Better Health. Mention this podcast to receive $50 off. To learn more about the broad spectrum CBD I mentioned, please click on this link.  And, if you're in the market for a new mattress or accessories, please check out Avocado.  If you liked this podcast, please share it with someone you love and be sure to hit the subscribe button so you can listen to our upcoming episodes. If you have been inspired to take action, please reach out to me at 630-291-6605 to schedule a health chat. I would so love to help you develop a plan that addresses your specific needs. There is no time like the present.
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December 29, 2020
Episode 23: Holistic Dentistry with Dr Bernice Teplitsky
Holistic dentistry is one of my favorite topics. My family has benefited immensely from switching from a traditional dentist to one who understands the relationship between oral health and overall health. I personally feel that going to the dentist on a regular basis is just as important as getting an annual physical. Everything starts with your mouth and if you treat your oral health properly, it can have so many amazing affects on your body.  If you are currently in the market for a new dentist, please consider seeing Dr T and her team at Wrigleyville Dental. It’s worth the drive to the city to get this kind of dental care. Mention that you heard this podcast and receive a free sonic electric toothbrush as a free gift from them. If you are looking for support, please reach out to me at 630-291-6605. I would love to schedule a health chat. Join my Stepping Into Health facebook group for more insights on how to look and feel your best.
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December 23, 2020
Episode 22: Overcoming Childhood Obesity & More with a Plant-based Diet, a Conversation with Sandy Emerson
If you have a child who is overweight and ready to transform their life, please call me at 630-291-6605 to schedule a chat. I would love to help them personally or refer them to other resources who can help.  If you think a residential camp might be a fit, please take a look at Camp Jump Start. See what kids have to say about it by watching this video called Weighed Down - Finding Hope for Obesity. If your child would like to talk to a peer who's been there, please email Matthew at mattjumpstartforhealth@gmail.com. And, if you want to check out the water reminder gadget Sandy mentioned, you can find it here.  I look forward to staying in touch with you. Please find me on facebook and join my Stepping Into Health group or check out my website at www.tamaraortegel.com.
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December 16, 2020
Episode 21: Thriving with Autism, A Conversation with Ryan Murray
Did you know my first career was in human resources? I absolutely loved the talent acquisition process and watching people develop their careers. As a mom of young professionals, it's so exciting for me to see this cohort thriving during the pandemic. Today, I'm super excited to spotlight, Ryan Murray, and his work at ABC Communications.  Ryan was diagnosed with Autism at age two. He worked diligently over the years to regain his speech, and develop skills that would make him marketable to employers. Today he conducts market research, analyzes data and other projects for ABC. You are going to love hearing him talk about his childhood, career ambitions and hobbies.  If you've been inspired by this podcast, please share it with friends.  I'd love to connect with you, so please reach out to me at 630-291-6605 to schedule a health chat. And, be sure to join my Stepping Into Health facebook group.  Be Well!
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December 11, 2020
Episode 20: Achieving Success with the Help of a Business Coach, Sandy Bowen with Rodan & Fields
When her friend invited her to look at starting her own Rodan & Fields business, Sandy Bowen jumped right in without even sampling the products. She was ready to follow her passion and build a business for herself. She just needed a little help and decided a business coach could help her set goals and stay on track. Although she hasn't achieved the audacious goals she set for herself, she has made progress during the pandemic and is quite pleased with her results. If you'd like to learn more about the products she sells, please visit her website sandybowen.myrandf.com or email her at bowensk@att.net.  If you'd like to learn about the 5 Day Gluten-Free Challenge I mentioned in the podcast, please call me at 630-291-6605. I'd love to schedule a health chat. You can also request a meeting online at www.tamaraortegel.com. Be sure to check out some of my other podcasts. I've interviewed so many special people, all gladly offering their ideas and experience for our benefit. If you're on facebook, please join my group Stepping Into Health.
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December 08, 2020
Episode 19: The Healing Benefits of Cacao with Cathy Bouchard
Pure dark chocolate is full of antioxidants the body needs for building blocks and to repair unhealthy cells. I enjoy a one-ounce piece of chocolate from Le Chocolat du Bouchard every morning. I eat it on an empty stomach with a glass of water just as Cathy suggests. I love knowing that I'm fueling my body with nutrients it needs and eating something I've loved all my life: delicious chocolate.  Visit Cathy's store in Naperville or shop online at Le Chocolat du Bouchard. Mention this podcast and get 10% off your order.  If you've been inspired to make some changes in your life, please reach out to me, I'd love to schedule a health chat. I can be reached at 630.291.6605. You can also request a meeting online at www.tamaraortegel.com. Be sure to check out some of my other podcasts. I've interviewed so many special people, all gladly offering their ideas and experience for our benefit. If you're on facebook, please join my group Stepping Into Health. Xo, Tamara
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December 07, 2020
Episode 18: Life Changing Benefits of CBD with Kelly Schaudt
Is CBD part of your wellness regime, yet? If not, listen to my chat with Kelly to hear why we love Green Compass CBD and how it has changed the lives of people we care about. To learn more, please go to https://tamaraortegel.greencompassglobal.com. I would love to support you on your journey. Please reach out to me at 630-291-6605 to schedule a health chat. And, be sure to subscribe to this podcast and join my Stepping Into Health facebook group.
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December 02, 2020
Episode 17: Overcoming Your Fear of Covid-19 with Massive Action, Devon Moon's Story
While many people have been paralyzed by their fear of Covid-19, some people like Devon, are using this time to make serious changes to their health and wellbeing. I would love to support you on your journey. Please reach out to me at 630-291-6605 to schedule a health chat. And, be sure to subscribe to this podcast and join my Stepping Into Health facebook group.
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November 24, 2020
Episode 16: Meet Candice Kuhnen, Publisher of Lifestyle Magazine and a Masterful Connector
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. I can be reached by email at tamara.ortegel@att.net or by phone at 630-291-6605. You can also learn more about me on my website www.tamaraortegel.com. If you'd like to connect with Candice, please reach out to her at 847-903-0793 or email her at candice@abc-communications.com. 
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November 17, 2020
Episode 15: Banking Support for Small Business Owners with Roman Arciniega, plus Tips on Staying Healthy This Winter
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website to schedule a free consultation.  If you'd like to connect with Roman, please email him at roman.arciniega@53.com or stop into Fifth Third Bank on Harrison St in Oak Park, IL. 
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November 12, 2020
Episode 14: It's a Fascinating Time to be in Real Estate with Molly LaPorta
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to schedule a free consultation. If you'd like to connect with Molly, please visit her website molly.charlottelakenormanhomesales.com. You can also reach her by phone at 312-804-1010 or by email at mollylaport@gmail.com. She and team at LePage Johnson Realty Group, LLC. are very knowledgeable about the Charlotte community and a great resource when it comes to connecting with other realtors throughout the US. 
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November 04, 2020
Episode 13: Holistic Fitness with Danny Cola
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to schedule a free consultation.  To connect with Danny, please find him on social media or visit his website  www.dannycola.com. He does personal training, has amazing videos available to follow online and will be opening his brand new gym at the end of November. 
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October 27, 2020
Episode 12: eLearning with David Johnston, Inspiring Math Teacher at NVHS
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website to learn about my health coaching practice and the products I recommend. I know you will find Healy, my micro-current energy healing device especially interesting. If you'd like to connect with Mr Johnston, please email him at dave_johnston@ipsd.org. I loved his sage advice on how to thrive in this current academic environment and beyond. 
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October 21, 2020
Episode 11: Fair Trade Industry Insights with Izzi Markus
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website to learn about my health coaching practice and the products I recommend. I know you will find Healy, my micro-current energy healing device especially interesting. If you'd like to connect with Izzi, please email her at izzi.aspire@att.net or connect with her on facebook or instagram. 
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October 14, 2020
Episode 10: Business Coaching for Success with Jason Rosado
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website to learn about my health coaching practice and the products I recommend. I know you will find Healy, my micro-current energy healing device especially interesting. If you'd like to connect with Jason, please visit his website or call him at 773-829-1276. Jason loves meeting new people and is happy to spend a few minutes getting to know you and seeing how he can support your business. 
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October 07, 2020
Episode 9: Neels de Coning is Forging New Paths While Recovering from a Spinal Cord Injury
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website to learn about my health coaching practice and the products I recommend. I know you will find Healy, my micro-current energy healing device especially interesting.  If you'd like to connect with Neels, please visit his photography website www.neelsdeconing.com or email him at neelsdeconing@gmail.com. Neels' recovery progress has caught the attention of the medical community. Please read this wonderful article in the Northwestern Medicine Newsroom, Forging New Paths While Recovering From a Spinal Cord Injury and watch this CBS Morning Insiders story, Art Photographer Neels De Coning Gives His All To Come Back After Spinal Cord Injury. Neels is an amazing teacher and we are all cheering him on as he continues to heal from this near death experience. 
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September 29, 2020
Episode 8: Interview with Terese Sartino - Healing Touch and More
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to learn about my health coaching practice. If you'd like to learn how food affects you, please get a copy of my 28 Day Journal on Amazon. It addresses your mindset about wellness and gives you a place to record your food intake and how your choices affect you mentally, physically and emotionally. It's a quick and inexpensive way to assess your brain and gut health. If you're looking for a good CBD brand, go to https://tamaraortegel.greencompassglobal.com. And, If you want to learn about the really cool, micro-current energy healing device I love called Healy, go to https://tamaraortegel.now.site. To connect with Terese, please find her on facebook at Terese A. Sartino or instagram at T Sartino.  Terese's healing touch has transformed the health and wellbeing of her clients for over 30 years. She is licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. She got her initial training at the school for Medical Gymnastics and Massage at the Swedish Institute in New York and completed the McKee-Parker apprentice program in Beloit, Wisconsin. She has obtained advanced certifications by attending seminars in Advanced Trigger Point in Chicago as well as the Upledger Institute and the Sarasota School of Massage in Floria.. Her specialty is working with the fascia and lymphatic systems to invoke healing. These include: craniosacral, lymphatic, myofascial, neuromuscular, reflexology and more.  Her business is largely referral based, so if you know someone who's looking for a massage therapist, please share her information. Your friends and family will be forever grateful to you. 
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September 25, 2020
Episode 7: Interview with Buddy Brouder - How Healing Leaky Gut Helps Manage Symptoms of MS
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to learn about my health coaching practice. If you'd like to learn how food affects you, please get a copy of my 28 Day Journal on Amazon. It addresses your mindset about wellness and gives you a place to record your food intake and how your choices affect you mentally, physically and emotionally. It's a quick and inexpensive way to assess your brain and gut health. If you're looking for a good CBD brand, go to https://tamaraortegel.greencompassglobal.com. And, If you want to learn about the really cool, micro-current energy healing device I love called Healy, go to https://tamaraortegel.now.site. To connect with Buddy, please find him on facebook or email him at buddy.brouder@gmail.com. 
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September 23, 2020
Episode 6: Interview with Rajai Kaldani - The Power of Energy Medicine to Transform Your Life
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to learn about my health coaching practice.  If you'd like to learn about the CBD brand I recommend, go to https://tamaraortegel.greencompassglobal.com.  If you'd like to learn about the really cool, micro-current energy healing device I love called Healy, go to https:tamaraortegel.now.site.   If you'd like to connect with Rajai Kaldani, please find him on Facebook or Instagram.
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September 16, 2020
Episode 5: Interview with Karen Kelly - Bartering as Another Income Stream and Angels on Your Pillow
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please join my Stepping Into Health facebook group and visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to learn about my health coaching practice. If you'd like to learn about the CBD brand I recommend, go to https://tamaraortegel.greencompassglobal.com. If you'd like to learn about the really cool, micro-current energy healing device I love called Healy, go to https:tamaraortegel.now.site. If you'd like to connect with Karen Kelly, please visit her website www.itex.com or reach out by phone at 847-755-3000.
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September 13, 2020
Episode 4: Interview with Tara McCallam - The Transformational Effects of Art and Energy Work
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to learn about my health coaching practice as well as some of my favorite products including CBD and Healy. You may also reach out by email at tamara.ortegel@att.net.  If you'd like to connect with Tara McCallam, please visit her website at www.taramccallam.com or  email her at tara.mccallam@gmail.com.
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September 01, 2020
Episode 2: Interview with Peter Canellis - Creating a Healing Environment with Music and More
If you'd like to connect with Peter, please text him at 708-228-2477 or email him at djcanellis@runningtothebeat.com
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August 31, 2020
Episode 3: Interview with Kristen Stafford - Balanced Holistic Fitness, Stressful Times for Police, Perspectives on Life After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
I'd love to support you on your wellness journey. Please visit my website www.tamaraortegel.com to learn about my health coaching practice as well as some of my favorite products including CBD and Healy. You may also reach out by email at tamara.ortegel@att.net. If you would like to connect with Kristen Stafford, please email her at kristen@balanceholisticfitness.com. 
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August 31, 2020
Episode 1: Interview with Linda Memmesheimer - Holistic Support During and After Cancer Treatment
If you would like to learn more about Linda's non-profit organization, please visit https://thinkwholistic.org/.
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August 25, 2020