Lost / Found

Lost / Found

Join Dr. Michelle Choi as we learn what it means to live healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives.

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April 29, 2021 67 min

Sometimes in life, we really can’t imagine what it’s like to be someone, unless we are in their shoes.? Explicit and implicit bias exists.? Racism exists, and with that, oppression.? Sola Adelowo and I talk about her experiences as a black woman- in the U.S., Switzerland, and in South Africa. In a conversation that began after she had revealed to me that she was called the “N-word” by a white man, Sola talks about her own life. How...

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This is a topic that every parent should know about.⁠ If you are a survivor- how have you been managing your memories?⁠ Understandably – it is a very difficult topic.  But it is so unfortunately common-  when 1/3 girls and at least 1/5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.  And as many as 93% of victims under the age of 18 know the abuser.  I speak with Marybeth Beers who, over 40 years ago, was sexually abused by her swim...

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The Second Victim Syndrome can occur when a health care professional makes a medical error and become traumatized by the event – manifesting psychological (such as shame, guilt, anxiety, grief, and depression), cognitive (such as burnout, secondary traumatic stress), and physical reactions that have a personal negative impact.  And second victim syndrome may not necessarily be from a medical mistake, it can also be caused by a bad ...

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What if there’s an afterlife, and life is not just as we believe it to be?  What if, at our death, going to the light as a spirit, is a choice?  As Jennifer Lyn discusses in this interview, there are earthbound spirits who were once human. Some remain angry. Some want to be left alone or remain in the shadows. Some stay behind because they feel their life was unfinished, or perhaps they are still searching for something and are ...

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Rabbi Eli Cohen and I speak about the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.  Kabbalah is a discipline and school of thought in Jewish mysticism, to explain the relationship between the unchanging and eternal God.  We talk about how God moves in mysterious ways, how the essence of God could have always been there even when we don’t see it.  A truly fascinating discussion as we talk about true knowledge as we try to understand our inner pro...

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I speak with Dr. Heidi Olander, MD, who is an Ob-gyn physician at Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Cruz about Vaginas, Vulvas, Women’s Libido, Menopause, and other Women’s Health issues.  Often times misunderstood, perhaps uncomfortable as well, Dr. Olander and I talk about the state of the vagina, our vaginas.  Have you ever wondered what normal is?  Can the vulva change shape?  Does taking hormones help our libido?  What abou...

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental condition in which people are self-centered, have an inflated opinion of their own selves, have a deep need for admiration and attention, and lack empathy for others.  They are in love with a self image.  But when a self image is not based on reality, it can manifest in behaviors that are manipulative, patronizing, selfish, and abusive.  Josie Teresi and I talk about our own personal ex...

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I speak with Dr. Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD, who is a hospice physician and end of life researcher, about end of life experiences.  He wrote “Death Is But a Dream,” which is based on Dr. Kerr’s extensive research with hospice patients and their families - which highlights and validates the powerful dreams and visions often experienced at the end of life, that bring comfort and meaning to people who are dying.  His Ted talk has over ...

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Abusers walk amongst us.  In the U.S. - 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.  But this number does not include the more subtle forms of abuse, including emotional, financial, coercive control, and gaslighting.  I speak with Ruth Darlene, who is the founder and Executive Director of WomenSV, which is an organization to help women who are dealing with a powerful a...

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The process of calling out in our culture today can be dehumanizing and vicious. An Activist and Professor at Smith College, Loretta Ross talks about how derisive calling out is, and brings up a more productive and humane approach. She describes Calling In, which is a call out but done privately involving conversation and civility, to promote understanding and true change. You can find her at lorettajross.com.

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Dr. Chris Fahrenbach, PhD, and I talk about taking care of our brains!  Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional.  We can all have some control over how long we are going to suffer.  Mental health is a critical aspect of our overall well-being and health.  And preserving and restoring our mental health can help our ability to fully live our lives.  Join us in this interesting conversation!

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February 13, 2021 61 min

Reiki is a complementary healing modality from Japan that uses the universal life force energy around us to heal the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.  Lisa Campion, the author of "The Art of Psychic Reiki" and now "Energy Healing for Empaths," talks with us about how reiki can be used to improve health and enhance the quality of our lives.  You can find Lisa at lisacampion.com.

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February 6, 2021 72 min

Maybe thoughts can become things, and are creative forces in our lives.  Denise Correll from the Enlightened Empaths Podcast and I talk about how we can consciously choose our thoughts and possibly change our lives.  It's worth considering!  You can find Denise at thegratefulmessenger.com.

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January 30, 2021 68 min

While we know that regular exercise improves our physical fitness, it's also beneficial to maintaining our cognitive and brain health.  Joey Wolfe, owner of Paradigm Sport in Santa Cruz, CA, and I talk about his own path and how movement can contribute to the mind and body connection.  Check out Paradigmsport.com!

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January 16, 2021 77 min

Depression affects people of all ages, all races, and all socioeconomic ranges.  But it can be a path for discovering one's higher purpose and reason for existing.  Dr. Berry Amstrong and I reflect upon his own spiritual journey.

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January 9, 2021 69 min

Infectious Disease specialist Dr. April Ferguson and I talk about Covid-19.  We discuss her experiences with Covid in the hospital, from the beginning of the pandemic up to this point.

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Childhood trauma is known to lead to adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, as well as other social problems.  Coach Robert Foster and I discuss his own path and his work with youth sports.

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December 21, 2020 59 min

Father Raniero, a monk at the New Camaldoli Hermitage, and I speak about forgiveness.  Could forgiveness be the ultimate expression of love?  Is it a path not only to address our past hurt, but also to show mercy in our own lives?

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December 20, 2020 86 min

I speak with Josie Teresi, an intuitive spiritual counselor, about the impact of love.  Could the answer that we are all searching for, the cure to our problems, the reason for our existence, be one that is related to love?  Join me today as we talk about the power of love.  And you can find Josie at JosieTeresi.com.

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