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Integrative Health | Mental Health |

Ep 44 Anna Klimmek | Happy Food MN

Get to know trained chef and health coach Anna Klimmek of Happy Food MN. She's passionate about helping people connect the dots between what they eat and how they feel, and she shares her own experience of figuring out what foods and habits work best for her.

Lifestyle | Mental Health |

Ep 43 Cynthia Kim-Eumie Shockley | Permission to Play

Get to know health coach Cynthia Kim-Eumie Shockley and hear her story of how pole dancing classes became her unlikely gateway to mindfulness and yoga, ultimately leading her down the path to becoming a health coach.

Integrative Health |

Ep 42 Dr. Ayanna Quamina | Indigo Wellness

Dr. Ayanna Quamina is a naturopathic doctor who's passionate about empowering people to take control of their health. Hear about how she got into naturopathic medicine and how she draws on her background in psychology and health coaching to meet patients where they are and develop a customized treatment plan.

Community Wellness | Lifestyle |

Ep 41 David Motzenbecker | Forest Bathing Experiences

An interview with David Motzenbecker, a certified forest therapy guide who takes groups on forest bathing walks in nature centers around the Twin Cities metro area. Learn about how forest bathing works, what to expect, and how to get started in your own back yard.

Community Wellness | Lifestyle | Mental Health |

Ep 40 Taylor Tinkham | CeMental Break

An interview with Taylor Tinkham, founder of CeMental Break, who's on a mission to promote mindfulness joyfully, colorfully, and publicly. Eliminating barriers to more mindful living by making it fun and accessible.

Community Wellness | Mental Health |

Ep 39 Courtney Iverson | RecuperAcres + Ecotherapy

An interview with Courtney Iverson, owner and proprietor of RecuperAcres, an outdoor ecotherapy facility on the border of Hennepin and Carver counties in Watertown, MN. Hear about Courtney's experience of finding deep healing through time in nature and how that inspired her to turn part of her family's farm into an outdoor nature area for therapists to work with clients in groups or one-on-one.

Lifestyle |

BONUS EPISODE : preview of April and May themes

A quick bonus episode with a preview of what's to come in April and May.

Integrative Health |

Ep 37 Rhonda Fellows | Decolonizing Birth

An interview with Rhonda Fellows, a childbirth educator and birth doula who's passionate about empowering and educating birthers.

We talk about the role of a doula, why it's important to educate yourself on your options when it comes to birth, and she shares her perspective as a Black doula on the realities of racial disparities in the healthcare system.

Lifestyle |

Ep 36 Sarah Longacre | Birth, Yoga, and Blooma

An interview with Sarah Longacre, owner and founder of Blooma, which started as a prenatal yoga studio in 2007 but has grown to be so much more than that.

She shares how she got started in the birth world as a doula, what inspired her to open a prenatal yoga studio to begin with, and how Blooma has evolved over the years.

This is a great episode for anyone about t...

Nutrition |

Ep 35 Alexia Franco Pettersen | Hola Postpartum

Alexia Franco Pettersen is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and owner of Hola Postpartum, a meal delivery service specifically for new families during the postpartum time.  

As a culture here in the US, we don't do a great job of supporting new families - many partners have to go back to work within days of a birth, and we lack the traditions of really caring for new parents as...

Integrative Health |

Ep 34 Kristen Womack | A Fertility Story

Fertility struggles are so common, and yet they each are so unique.  And going through fertility struggles can be a painful and isolating experience.  In this episode, we hear from Kristen Womack about her fertility struggles through two pregnancies, and the support and care she received along the way.

We discuss the importance of feeling seen and heard by your care provider, trusting your gut and balancin...

Integrative Health |

BONUS EPISODE: preview of March classes, podcast episodes, and more

Hear about what we have coming up this month as we shift our focus to fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.  We have a lot of great content coming up, especially around postpartum health, which is an area that can often get overlooked in all the preparation for birth.  Check out the episode to get the scoop on what's to come, and how it fits into the bigger picture of what we're building at Well Connected Twin Cities.

Integrative Health | Mental Health |

Ep 32 Jillian Lydell | Getting Support Through Divorce

Divorce is hard.  There’s no getting around it.  Some are harder than others, but whatever the circumstances, it can feel incredibly isolating.  Podcast guest Jillian Lydell helps us understand the stages of divorce, how we can better show up for our friends and family members who go through a divorce, and she explains how a divorce coach can provide really specialized support.

Jillian Lydell is a cer...

Mental Health |

Ep 31 Mike Kosim | Heart Centered Care for Couples

No one likes fighting with their partner or spouse, but in this episode we explore why it can actually be beneficial.  How repairing a relationship can often make it even stronger, and why it's more important to do this repairing than it is to avoid fighting altogether.

Mike Kosim is a Licensed Marriage ...

Lifestyle | Mental Health |

Ep 30 Joe Molinari | When Stress Messes with Sex

An interview with Joe Molinari, a certified sex therapist who specializes in helping people heal from sexual trauma and find ways to move towards pleasure.  

He also helps couples develop deeper intimacy with each other and navigate some ...

Community Wellness |

BONUS EPISODE: preview of February podcast episodes, classes, and more

Each month we'll be giving you a quick preview of what's to come on a quick bonus episode.  In February, we're exploring themes of self love, relationships, sexual health, and reproductive health. These themes will be covered in podcast episodes, on-demand classes, and blog posts throughout the month of February.

Integrative Health |

Ep 28 Andrea Smith | Intentions Before Goals

Holistic health coach Andrea Smith joins us on the podcast to talk about a very common trend that happens around the end of January as new year's resolutions begin to fizzle out.  She explains the importance of aligning with your core values and focusing on intentions before goals.

That all sounds great, right?  But like, what does that mean? 

Liste...

Community Wellness | Lifestyle |

Ep 27 Nell Rueckl | Bodywork + the Bath House

Nell Rueckl, the founder of Spot Spa, sits down to talk about the power of bodywork and massage, and shares a glimpse into her new bath house concept launching in Summer of 2021 called Watershed.

We discuss a few types of massage and bodywork,  including Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage, which Nell describes as "the black diamond" of bodywork.  With over 20 years of experience in bodywork, Nell shares her perspective on how spas have evolved over the years,...

Community Wellness | Lifestyle |

BONUS EPISODE: quick reflection on 2020 and a look at what’s to come in 2021

Host and co-founder Lilly Zaborowski reflects on the last year and how we'll continue to connect you with local holistic wellness resources going forward.

Hear about why we're now bringing you on-demand classes and some other exciting resources we have coming your way this year.

Integrative Health | Mental Health |

Ep25 Dr. Daniel Schilling | Reprogramming the Brain with QNRT

An Interview with Master QNRT Practitioner, Dr. Daniel Schilling who further describes the mind-body connection and how what we know about emotions, nervous systems, and the brain is optimizing the way we treat conditions and dis-ease.

Dr. Schilling is a practicing chiropractor and kinesiologist, and founder of Secoya Health in Woodbury, MN. Prior to studying Chiropractic Medicine, he had a career as a Mechanical En...

Community Wellness | Lifestyle |

Ep24 Rosie Blanc | Spiritual Healing

An interview with intuitive transformation coach Rosie Blanc, who draws on a variety of tools to support her clients through the healing process.  As someone who’s been through a transformative healing journey, Rosie has been called to walk with others in support as she guides them back to themselves.

Integrative Health |

Ep 23 Dr. Brittany Stamer | Healing with Flower Essences

An interview with Naturopathic Doctor, Brittany Stamer. Whose own journey to flower essences has inspired her to incorporate that support in the treatment plans she prescribes.

She describes how flower essences are an accessible tool capable of supporting us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as we pursue whole-body healing.

Dr. Brittany Stamer is ...

Integrative Health | Lifestyle |

Ep 22 Dr. Tiffany Egan | Holistic House Calls

In this episode we talk with Dr. Tiffany Egan about how she’s bringing holistic house calls to the Twin Cities with chiropractic care and acupuncture for new moms and babies.  We discuss what inspired her to become a chiropractor, how acupuncture compliments chiropractic care, and how chiropractic care can help new moms both prepare for and recover from birth.  

Ayurveda |

Ep21 Vanashree Belgamwar | Globalizing Ayurvedic Medicine

An Interview with Vanashree Belgamwar, an Ayurvedic practitioner leading our cities toward a more integrative future. Vanashree describes the benefits of using the Ayurvedic lifestyle science as a preventative complement to our traditionally accepted western approach.

Community Wellness | Integrative Health | Lifestyle |

Ep20 Lisa Harris | Storytelling as a Healing Practice

Lisa Harris joins us this week to discuss storytelling as a powerful healing tool.  Through her own experience of writing a book, Lisa discovered both the power in owning your story and the beauty that exists in sharing stories with a supportive community.

We talk about how she began, the early events that started it all, and how her business has shifted with these times to continue supporting women and buildin...

Community Wellness | Lifestyle |

Ep19 Zedé Harut | Healing Justice for BIPOC Birthers

An Interview with Zedé Harut, holistic healer and founder of Holistic Heaux and the Rebellion Relief Fund, a mutual aid fund supporting BIPOC birthers.  We discuss how Zedé got into holistic healing work as a teenager, and how she’s now supporting other Black and Brown birthers ...

Integrative Health | Lifestyle |

Ep18 Talaya Dendy | Self-Advocacy in Cancer Care

An Interview with Talaya Dendy, cancer doula and fierce advocate, describes how developing your own self-advocacy skills can change your life and is more important now than ever.

Talaya Dendy is a cancer thriver and founder of On The Other Side. As a c...

Nutrition |

Ep17 Julia ÑYUM | Plant Based or Vegan?

An Interview with Julia, founder of NYUM Plant Kitchen. While there are many similarities, Julia helps us understand the differences between vegan and plant-based diets.

Integrative Health | Lifestyle |

EP16 Chaz Sandifer | Empowered Wellbeing

An Interview with Chaz Sandifer, founder of The NEW Mpls, owner of the Camden Farmer’s Market, and a leading voice in empowered wellbeing.  Learn about what inspired her down this path and how her work has evolved through this time of physical distancing.

Community Wellness | Integrative Health | Lifestyle | Mental Health |

Ep15 Rebecca Keyes | Supporting Grief with Homeopathy

A loss of anything can trigger a grief response. During this conversation, Rebecca Keyes, Certified Classical Homeopath specialized in trauma and grief, explains how homeopathy helps the body and mind build resilience and keep flowing through the stages of grief.

Mental Health | Movement |

Ep14 Sandra Maurer | Exploring Trauma-Informed Yoga

An Interview with Sandra Maurer, co-founder of Terra Firma. We discuss how trauma-informed yoga can help calm the nervous system and allow the brain to process difficult emotions.

Community Wellness | Integrative Health | Lifestyle |

Ep13 Dr. Karen Lawson + Theresa Nutt | Everyone Benefits from a Health Coach

An Interview with Dr. Karen Lawson and Theresa Nutt,  the Co-Directors of the Masters in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching program at the University of Minnesota.

Karen + Theresa share their insider’s scoop of what goes into training a quality health coach, how coaches are up-leveling patient-centeredness in healthcare, and how you go about finding a coach that best fits your values.

An interview with Cassandra Rose, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing at Bhakti Wellness Center in Edina, MN. Cassandra specializes in macular regeneration, which uses Acunova, acupuncture, microcurrent therapy, herbs, supplements and lifestyle to addres...

Integrative Health | Lifestyle |

Ep11 Dr. Danielle Vogler-Bos | A Naturopathic Approach to Fertility

An interview with Dr. Danielle Vogler-Bos, a Naturopathic Doctor at Minneapolis Integrative Medicine Center specializing in hormone optimization. She shares an empowering look at fertility.  We talk about how to boost fertility naturally, what some common causes of fert...

Integrative Health | Nutrition |

Ep10 Nellie Brau | Dismantling Diet Culture

An interview with Nellie Brau, founder of Haus of OjasNellie is helping those fighting with diet culture to reclaim their birthright to hunger, food, + body image through the power of ho...

Community Wellness | Integrative Health | Lifestyle | Mental Health |

Ep9 Amanda Leaveck | Hope + Our Nervous System

An Interview with Amanda Leaveck, creator of digital learning + empowerment platform, Science & Magic. Amanda helps us understand the biological, physiological, and neurological response to positive emotions like hope, peace, love, a...

Mental Health |

Ep8 Kim Lovejoy | Mental Health Gets Physical

An interview with Kim Lovejoy, who leads us to a deeper understanding of our mental and physical responses to chaos, stress and grief, especially during this time of pandemic, and what we can do today to feel more vibrant.

Kim Lovejoy Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Specializing in body-based work, Kim explains how somatic experiencing releases trauma and overwhelm ...

Integrative Health |

Ep7 Sammi Boerner | Sage Advice On Aromatherapy

I sat down with Sammi Boerner of SAGE mind and body, certified aromatherapist as well as a health and lifestyle coach, to give us a deeper understanding of how essential oils are working in our bodies and minds.

Sammi crea...

Integrative Health |

Ep6 Modern Chiropractic Care

Discover What's Possible.

This conversation explores the truth about chiropractic care. Local chiropractors give a detailed definition of the practice, the true scope, and the potential for optimizing primary care.

Integrative Health |

Ep5 Dr. Natalia Pellegrino | Illness-Fighting Tips + Tricks

Community Wellness |

Ep4 Sierra Carter | Making Space for Community Healing

Nutrition |

Ep3 Jesse Haas | Dear Food, Let’s Be Real. . .

Ayurveda |

Ep2 Healthy Skin from Within

Integrative Health |

Ep1 It All Started With A Little Eczema

Hosts Lilly Zaborowski and Alex Stalberger discuss the beginning of Well Connected Twin Cities. How it was inspired by a little baby eczema, and how it's grown to become a local resource for holistic wellness. Hear the stories behind how they both got started, and what brought them together, as well as their vision for what this platform can be for the Twin Cities community.

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