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The Wellness Connection

The Wellness Connection

By Hale Wellness
The Wellness Connection Podcast is presented by Hale Wellness: Bringing Quality Living to Everyday Life. Each week we'll share insights from our personal wellness journeys and conversations with interesting people who are engaging and bringing wellness to the community.
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How to Connect with Wellness by Uncovering Your Pain Story | Dr. Silke Laub
We start this episode of the Wellness Connection talking about how the way that you spend summer might impact your relationships throughout the year.  We then meed Dr. Silke Laub. Her journey started as a classical musician playing in orchestras in Northern Germany where she grew. Eventually she transitioned into the medical field as a Radiology Technician, before finally finding her calling as a Chiropractor.  Dr. Laub's practice centers around Women's Health, prenatal care,  as well as Sports Chiropractic Care and Cox Technique.  We discuss the wide range of cases where her clients have experienced positive outcomes, from chronic pain, to ADHD and much more. You can find out more about Dr. Laub at Start Your Wellness Excursion Today and Take the Next Step to a better quality of life. 
July 31, 2019
Finding Balance and Serving Others | Ms. Queen A-1 Housing Solutions, Inc. and Blakk Boxx Radio
In this episode we meet entrepreneur Ms. Queen.  She is founder of A-1 Housing Solutions, Inc. which provides assisted living services. Ms Queen is also the creator of Blakk Boxx Radio, a media company aimed at uplifting and informing the the Black community in Baltimore. Ms. Queen shares how the drive to reach her financial goals at the expense of other areas of wellness lead to mental burnout and physical breakdown and how she transformed her life by centering self-care and services to others.  To learn more about A-1 Housing Solutions call Ms. Queen at 410-972-9687 or email Join us on our weekly wellness excursion 
July 3, 2019
Excergaming: Bringing Fun to Fitness and Special Needs Therapy with Marc Sickel
This special episode of the Wellness Connection Podcast was recorded live at Fitness for Health, in Rockville, Maryland.  We had great time touring the facility (follow  for proof). We then sat down with founder and president of Fitness for Health, Marc Sickel to learn more about his personal journey and the unique approaches that he and his staff of trainers and therapist at Fitness for Health employ to help their clients maximize their physical potential. Marc also shares some powerful insights that you can apply to your life today to improve your physical health, mobility and quality of life.  Learn more about the incredible programs available at Fitness for Health.  Are you ready to join us on our next wellness excursion? Join us here! 
June 12, 2019
Healing through Art and Meditation with Noelle Imparato, Ph. D.
In this episode of the Wellness Connection we are in conversation with artist and author, Noelle Imparato.  Noelle applies her experience as a meditation teacher and training in Mythology and Depth Psychology in a unique and transformative art practice that she shares through writing, artist talks, and her Painting for Life workshops. Listen to discover how mindfulness, presence, and creativity can converge into a path towards healing, wellness, and personal growth Connect with Noelle on Facebook for updates on upcoming workshops Join us on our weekly wellness excursion 
May 22, 2019
How to Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence | Professor Kevin Naiker
In this episode we discuss the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) with Professor Kevin Naiker.  Download this episode to learn more The impact that emotional intelligence has on relationship and career success The elements of the emotional intelligence  a Cultural and biological factors that impact emotional intelligence and techniques you can apply to develop the competencies related to emotional intelligence. Resources referenced. Stanford Marshmallow Experiment led by Walter Mischel  David Rock's SCARF Method Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry. For more information from Professor Naiker  and other podcast guests visit 
May 8, 2019
Bringing Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Together Through Yoga with Karen Fowlkes
In this episode of the Wellness Connection podcast we meet Karen Fowlkes, a Yoga instructor who followed a unique path to her practice. Karen re-discovered the sense of freedom she experienced as a runner through a her Yoga practice that emphasizes strength, movement, and soul. She shares some practical tips to help newcomers explore the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits that Yoga can offer. You will find links to Karen's recommended resources as well as other information and support for your wellness journey at 
May 2, 2019
Four Barriers that Prevent Your Body from Healing Itself with Dr. Santiago Nevarez, ND LAc
In this episode we meet Dr. Santiago Nevarez, a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist whose practice focuses upon the treatment of chronic pain and chronic illnesses such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes. He shares how he transitioned from preparing for a career in traditional medicine to studying natural approaches he practices with his patients today.  You will learn about the key areas of health and wellness he examines with all of his patients and clients and about lifestyle changes you can implement today to improve your overall health and quality of life.  Resources Mentioned: The Bristol Stool Scale, to evaluate the quality of your bowel movements.   Dr. Santiago's website is  You can learn more about a special offer he has for the listeners of this episode at 
April 25, 2019
Reconnecting to the Self Through Coaching and Life-Long Learning
In this episode of the Wellness Connection Karen and Gerad give updates on their personal wellness journeys and discuss the power of coaching and well-designed educational experiences to help break through barriers the can prevent you from living your ultimate life. This conversation explores the concept of self-actualization and the role it plays in your overall wellness and quality life.  Find more resources and connect with the community at
April 12, 2019
Returning to Nature with Gerard Dambreville, owner of Zilenatural
In this episode of the Wellness Connection we meet Gerard Damberville, owner of Zilenatural, a distributor of all natural, hand-made products sourced from the herbs and leaves grown on farms in the mountains of Haiti.  Gerard shares his journey from Haiti to Baltimore, Maryland as well as the powerful benefits offered by Zile Natural's line of essential oils, oil blends, teas, soaps, and other all-natural hand-made products.  Discover Zile Natural's amazing products on Etsy! 
April 5, 2019
More than a Experience | Chef Daisy Brown
In this episode of the Wellness Connection we meet Baltimore's own Chef Daisy Brown, CEO of O'Wonderful LLC. Chef Daisy shares her journey from growing up on the West Side of Baltimore City, to a career in early childhood education, to discover her passion for building connection and creating memorable experiences for other through food.  Connect with Chef Daisy on Instagram at @1chefdbrown or on Facebook  Email Chef Daisy at
March 29, 2019
Exploring the Link Between Nutrition and Beauty | Hope Wrenn, RD, LDN, SNS
In this week's episode of the Wellness Connection we meet Dietitian and Nutrition Specialist Hope Wrenn.  Hope share her journey from being an entrepreneur in the energy sector to embarking on a career helping people transform and enhance their lives through nutrition. The focus of our conversation is the impact that proper nutrition can have on the health and appearance of your skin. Hope shares some great insights into the things that we can eat and drink to achieve and maintain a vibrant healthy look.  To start your own journey to ultimate wellness join us at
March 22, 2019
How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off | Demetre Whitmore RD, Nutrition Consultant
In this episode, Registered Dietician and Nutrition Consultant Demetre Whitmore shares her insights on how to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight by setting the right goals and making better lifestyle choices. Demetre also shares the early experiences in life that led her to discover her passion for health and nutrition.  For more helpful nutrition information. Demetre recommends
March 15, 2019
The Power of Plant-Based Eating | Dr. Nellie Whitaker
In this episode of the Wellness Connection Dr. Nellie Whitaker shares her four keys to a healthy lifestyle and the amazing benefits she has seen for her self and with her patients since she has adopted a Vegan diet.  Dr. Whitaker offers her expert advice on many lifestyle choices to help you improve your health and enhance the quality of your life. 
March 15, 2019
"Love is Possible." Exploring Imago Therapy with Kathy Sirota LCSW-C
In this episode of the Wellness Connection we meet Kathy Sirota, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Advanced Imago Clinician. In 2003, after years of working as a Social Worker for clients with persistent mental illness at Johns Hopkins, Kathy made a transition to a new career helping couples reconnect with the breakthrough practice, Imago Therapy. Imago Therapy, pioneered by Harville Hendrix PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt PhD equips couples with powerful communication strategies to help them successfully navigate the challenges of building and maintaining a healthy relationships,  Kathy shares here journey, first as a client and then as a practitioner of Imago Therapy. She provides powerful, practical techniques that can start using today for closer, more authentic relationships.  Learn more about Kathy at her website: Join the Wellness Connection to bring quality living to everyday life.
February 28, 2019
Enhancing Wellness for Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community | Beatrice Scott and Mary Alexander
In this episode of the Wellness Connection Podcast, Karen chats with Beatrice Scott and Mary Alexander. Two dynamic women who are bringing wellness to the community in their own unique ways.  Beatrice Scott is the founder of The Storybook Project, an initiative the gives everyday people the opportunity to write, design, and publish storybooks filled with meaningful photographs, and stories about themselves and the people they love.  Mary Alexander is the founder of Unique Fabrics, a program that grew out of a summer lunch and literacy program that has blossomed into a range of initiatives including a sewing program for women and girls, arts eduction programs, and youth summer employment advocacy.  Learn More About These Programs at and The Wellness Connection Podcast is presented by Hale Wellness. Bringing Quality Living to Everyday Life visit 
February 21, 2019
We're all "jes passin' by..." with Photographer Joe Braswell
In this episode of the Wellness Connection Karen and Gerad chat about: the difference between loungin' and lampin' media consumption investment bias creative community  and more Then Karen sits down with our special guest Joe Braswell of Jes Passin' By Photography to discuss the value honoring and remembering people we care about. Joe shares the personal challenges he has overcome and continue to face along his journey as a creative person offering a unique service to the community. Visit to learn how the Wellness Connection can bring quality living to your everyday life. 
February 13, 2019
"Love so deep only freedom remains..." | Sherry Tuegel of Body Beloved
In this episode of The Wellness Connection Podcast we have a conversation with Transformational Teacher/Facilitator Sherry Tuegel.  Sherry talks about the journey that lead to her discovery of the Spiritual and Energetic practices that she teaches.  Download this episode to hear about the transformational moments Sherry has experienced and shared with students, and  to learn about the unique benefits of Tantra, Reiki, All Love, and other practices.  Learn more about Sherry's work at If you enjoy this podcast and want to take the next step towards total wellness you should join us! visit  
February 6, 2019
Art As A Tool For Healing and Wellness with Folk Artist, Gloria Garrett
In this episode of the Wellness Connection Podcast we have an interview with folk artist Gloria Garrett. She shares how making art and teaching others has changed her life
January 24, 2019
The Origin Story: Karen's Wellness Journey
In this episode of The Wellness Connection Podcast you will hear the founder's origin story and learn about the path that lead her to start the wellness connection.  Take the free wellness assessment today and see where you stand.
January 16, 2019
Introducing The Wellness Connection Podcast
Highlights from the premier season of the Wellness Connection Podcast, presented by Hale Wellness
January 2, 2019