Lucid Cafe

Lucid Cafe

What's on the menu at Lucid Cafe? Stories of transformation; healing journeys; thought-provoking conversations about consciousness, shamanism, psychology, ethics. Hosted by Wendy Halley of Lucid Path Wellness & Healing Arts.

Episodes

July 22, 2021 52 min

Gina Caputo is an ACE Certified Health Coach, Behavior Change Specialist and a seasoned yoga instructor. During the pandemic she created The Yoga Potluck as a way to be in relationship and community with people from all over the world.?


In this episode Gina discusses:

  • Her definition of yoga
  • How practicing yoga applies to daily life
  • The consequences of poorly managed stress
  • Bringing focus inward
  • Setting reasonable goals
  • How language matter...
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    Controversies regarding the treatment of Lyme disease abound. This episode is chock full of helpful information…and for people struggling with chronic Lyme disease, hopefully some validation. 


    In this episode, Dan discusses:

  • The history of Lyme disease
  • The “Lyme Wars”
  • Prevalence
  • Where Lyme cases are found
  • The “myth” of Lyme in the medical world
  • Symptoms of chronic vs acute Lyme
  • The role of trauma and stress
  • Co-infections
  • Contributin...
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    Martin Lee is a veteran journalist and the co-founder/director of Project CBD - a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of CBD and other components of the cannabis plant. 


    In this episode Martin discusses:

  • The collaboration between Project CBD and Reader’s Digest
  • The pro-cannabis shift that’s happening
  • How CBD challenged the public’s view of cannabis
  • The rediscovery of CBD
  • Indivi...
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    In her new book The Missing Element, Debra Silverman helps you “find a new way to understand yourself and others using the wisdom of the ancients and your natural ability for compassion.” 


    In this episode Debra discusses:

  •  How she designed her book to “prevent boredom”
  •  Her recipe for using astrology and psychology to help people overcome limiting beliefs - Her wish to make weird normal
  •  The ways in which astrology serves as short-hand
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    What happens when we die? No one knows for sure, but for people like Jacob Cooper who’ve had a near death experience and gotten a glimpse of another existence beyond the physical, they’re forever transformed. 


    In this episode Jacob discusses:

  • His NDE and how he made sense of it
  • How the experience changed him spiritually
  • His experience of eternal love
  • What the other side was like
  • How revisiting a past life informed his current life
  • Suicide
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     Mitch Horowitz is an author, lecturer, and historian of alternative spirituality who brings esoteric ideas and concepts firmly down to earth, where they belong. .


    In this conversation Mitch discusses:

  •  His definition of the word "miracle"
  •  Power and ethics
  •  Power vs force
  •  Mental agency
  •  The complex nature of reality
  •  The concept of the mind
  •  The power of emotions
  •  What placebo studies suggest
  •  The 10-Day Miracle Challenge
  •  Selection...
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    In this episode, Hannah Rohloff (self-described "lymph nerd") of Tessera Massage in central Vermont discusses the mysterious, complex and massively important lymphatic system.


    Specifically, Hannah discusses:

  • The lymphatic system and Manual Lymph Drainage technique
  • Her work with cancer survivors
  • Symptoms of lymphatic system issues
  • The connection between the lymphatic system and immunity
  • Her clinical approach
  • What a Manual Lymph Dra...
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    February 26, 2021 51 min

    Research reveals that “the most common cause of death is being alive.” (I love that quote!)  In this episode I have a lovely conversation with Dr Jeff Spiess about his work as a hospice physician and his new book, Dying with Ease: A Compassionate Guide to Making Wiser End of Life Decisions.


    In this episode, Jeff discusses:

  • How working with the terminally ill inspired him to write his new book
  • How dying conflicts with the American cult...
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    February 6, 2021 48 min

    Wolves take center stage once again this season - as they should - (see episode 1 “The Story I’d Always Been Looking For” ) when I speak with author Barbara Moritsch about her new book Wolf Time. 


    In this episode Barbara discusses:

  • What Wolf Time is about and the unusual way the story came to her
  • How she received an endorsement from Jane Goodall
  • The shamanic thread in the story
  • The role wolves play 
  • The unfortunate stigma attached to wol...
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    Eileen Day McKusick is a pioneering researcher, writer, inventor, practitioner, educator and speaker in the fields of therapeutic sound, the human biofield and electric health. She is the author of the bestselling book Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy and her new book, Electric Body, Electric Health, is being released Jan 26, 2021. 


    In this episode, Eileen discusses:

  • Her introduction to sound healing
  • T...
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    Christina Andrle’s comprehensive approach to healing marries Western and Eastern modalities. 

    In this episode Christina discusses:

  • How the type of chiropractic treatment she practices is an amalgam of many techniques
  • The importance of a happy pelvis
  • Her assessment process
  • Kinesiology and muscle monitoring
  • Using the activator
  • Lower force adjustments and informational medicine
  • Body’s innate intelligence
  • Neurological reboot
  • Challenge of describ...
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    Barron Steffen is a devout student and practitioner of Siddha Yoga. In his book The Final Gift of the Beloved and in this episode he candidly shares how his spiritual practice helped him move through his profound grief and find peace with the sudden death of his beloved wife Seana. 


    A retired elementary school teacher, Barron now teaches adults and children how to use their thoughts so they’re not used by them through his company Th...

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    November 13, 2020 45 min

    The focus of both Marie Frohlich’s and my work revolves around the reduction of stress.  So we put our heads together and share our perspectives. 


    In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why it’s important to talk about stress
  • The habitual nature of stress
  • The importance of daily self care
  • The clues our bodies give us
  • Simple steps you can take to reduce stress
  • Breathing
  • Creating a personal protocol
  • The rationale behind eating seasonally
  • Vital minerals ...
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    Martha’s dedication to her passions is clear the moment she shares who long it took her to complete her first Young Adult novel, Winter of the Wolf, and how much of her life is revolves around making sure the endangered wolf population grows.


    In this episode, Martha shares:

  • The tragic death that inspired her to write her Young Adult novel
  • The unusual process she went through to write the book
  • Her beliefs regarding death
  • Her ability to c...
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    Author John Perkins had a foot in two very different worlds: the world of high powered economics and the world of shamanism. Back in 2004, he released Confessions of an Economic Hitman, a book that pulled back the curtain on nefarious global economic practices and brought him a lot of attention. In his latest book, Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Our Lives and the World, John weaves both of these worlds...

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    Quinn Caya combines a variety of Western and East Asian approaches and techniques at his central Vermont clinic, Clear Path. 

    ‘Our entire philosophy revolves around the understanding that natural medicine is powerful, and can restore total health.  We do not treat disease, we remove obstacles and treat the whole person. This creates change on all levels.’  – Quinn Caya, MSAOM., LAc., Dipl. OM.

    In this episode, Quinn shares:

  • The missio...
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    Dr. Bernie Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to systemize the study of coincidences. In our conversation, Bernie shares:

  • An overview of the research he’s done on coincidences
  • The “weird coincidence” survey that you can take
  • Why coincidences are actually not unusual
  • Why they happen
  • When they’re likely to happen
  • ‘Self-observer’ concept
  • The role of curiosity and introspection
  • Pattern recognition
  • The meaning of meaning
  • Synchronic...
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    Is it ever okay to lie? Is the human species more valuable than other species? Do you need hope to live a good life? Do you need religion to be a moral person? These are some of the questions my husband John and I tackle while sitting on our couch having a cocktail.  


    For more information about the book The Moral Landscape, please visit Sam Harris’s website 


    To contact Lucid Cafe host Wendy Halley, please visit her website

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    Sharon Prentice found herself at the threshold of a very dark place when her newborn daughter died, and then she crossed that threshold when not long after her young husband fell ill with a mysterious illness he was unable to survive. Being in this dark place opened the door to an incredible experience. Similar to a Near Death Experience, Sharon had what she calls a Shared Death Experience. She wants all of us to make peace with de...

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    There’s a good reason why the 5-day summer program Eva Goulette started in 2014 is taking off: Parents see lasting positive differences in their kids after they attend Spirit Camp. 


    In this episode, Eva shares:

  • How Spirit Camp nurtures a child’s spirit and teaches them that they’re more than a body and a mind
  • The importance of forging a connection with the natural world
  • How the curriculum deepens a child’s self awareness in fun and pla...
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