Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast

Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast

The Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast brings you conversations with local holistic wellness experts in the Minneapolis/St Paul area so you can get to know local practitioners and discover what's possible with a holistic approach to your wellbeing.


April 11, 2024 36 mins

Conversation with Dr. Mark Stephany discussing why one should care about their health and take ownership of it through the power of lifestyle as medicine.

Topics of Discussion:
-Overlap between the traditional medical space and lifestyle medicine
-Understanding the Lifestyle Determinants (Pillars) of Health
-Differences between functional medicine and lifestyle medicine

Dr. Mark Stephany is a board-cer...

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Conversation with Mira Binzen about the integration of yoga therapy and business coaching to shift the mindset of highly sensitive people.

Topics of Discussion:
-Leadership style of highly sensitive people
-Benefits of integrating yoga therapy and business coaching
-Varieties of entrepreneurial stages that benefit from coaching

Mira is on a mission to empower highly sensitive people with greater unders...

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Conversation with Kim Lovejoy about the integration of somatic experiencing and breathwork.

Topics of Discussion:
-Transition from talk therapy to breathwork.
-The body's need to mobilize energy in order to regulate the nervous system.
-Intersection between somatic experiencing and breathwork

Kim Lovejoy has a passion for dancing with others in the healing spaces between the magical, spiritual and...

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Discussion with Dr. Susan Quigley regarding her practice, SuNu Wellness Center, whose health clinic model encourages authentic referrals and collaborative whole person care.

Topics of Discussion:
-The mission behind SuNu Wellness Center, a collaborative health clinic
-The range of services and practitioners available at SuNu
-Tips and practices to begin practicing holistic care at home

Dr. Susan Quigle...

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Conversation with Dr. Karen Lawson about the relevance of Shamanism and Shamanic journeys in modern day.

Topics of Discussion:
-Shamanism and its practical application in today's world
-Practicing Shamanism without crossing the line of cultural appropriation
-Shamanic lifeway supporting environmental wellbeing

Karen Lawson, MD, ABIHM, NBC-HWC, is the founder and CEO of IHWC Productions, a consult...

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Interview with Cori Hildebrandt about the uses of Brainspotting and mindful movement to allow individuals to face challenges and feel more present.

Topics of Discussion:
-Science behind Brainspotting and its uses as an alternative to talk therapy
-The differences between EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy and Brainspotting
-Connection between Brainspotting and Open Floor, a mindful ...

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Interview with Vanashree Belgamwar about her dream to globalize Ayurveda and utilizing her Ayurvedic product line to restore balance in the body.

Topics of Discussion:
-Science behind Ayurveda and its use of the five elements to create balance.
-The life force of Ojas and its importance within the body.
-Creating an affordable and accessible herbal and Ayurvedic product line

Vanashree Belgamwar is a d...

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Kristen Hutchison is a writer, patient advocate, and a passionate supporter of healthcare reform. She's received her bachelor's of science in biology and psychology from Santa Clara University, and recently completed a year-long medical writing program through Harvard Medical School. She has also completed certifications in somatic therapy, and trauma-informed yoga. 

Kristen was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when she w...

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Cynthia Shockley, M.A., NBC-HWC, graduated from University of Minnesota’s Integrative Health & Wellbeing Coaching Master of Arts program in 2020. Prior to her graduate studies, she obtained her Psychobiology B.S. from UCLA, her yoga teaching certificate through YogaWorks, and studied mindfulness at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). Cynthia is the Director of Community Engagement and Podcast Host of Well Connect...

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Chat with Alex Stalberger about all things Well Connected Twin Cities including lessons learned and future goals!

Topics of Discussion:
-Well Connected Twin Cities' mission and everyone's role within it.
-Personal and professional reflections of 2023.
-Well Connected Twin Cities' goals and intentions for 2024.

Alex Stalberger is the co-founder and owner of Well Connected Twin Cities and ...

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Conversation with Ari Clark from Northeast Wellness about float therapy and the health benefits of experiencing sensory deprivation.

Topics of Discussion:
-The variety of float pod designs and additional sensory experiences
-Science behind float therapy and sensory deprivation
-Mixing other healing modalities with float sessions to increase the therapeutic benefits

Ari Clark is an advocate for float th...

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Conversation with Katie Gross who works as a cannabis nurse to create a connection between spiritual and physical health through conscious cannabis use.

Topics of Discussion:
-Science behind cannabis use and how it can be used in healing
-History of fear in cannabis and other plant medicines
-Development of cannabis nursing and conscious cannabis practices

Katie Gross founded Your Higher Path Healing ...

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Interview with Dr. Chad Kobs about discovering and treating patients’ primary symptoms using neurostructural correction chiropractic to optimize the body’s operating system.

Topics of Discussion:
-Personal responsibility  to create health rather than only stimulate health within self.
-Differences between conventional chiropractic and neurostructural correction chiropractic.
-Using a whole system approach to ad...

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Interview with Caty Brown about the science and intuition behind sound healing and her belief that all people are healers.

Topics of Discussion:
-Sound healing as an intuitive practice for the practitioner
-The science behind using sound frequencies for therapy and realignment
-Providing space to reveal people's healing capacities and gifts

The founder of Soul Body Finesse, Caty Brown, is a Sound ...

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Conversation with Hannah Steinmetz about the diverse use of chiropractic care to relieve pain and her experiences treating prenatal symptoms using the Webster Technique.

Topics of Discussion:
-Chiropractic as a bridge between traditional and holistic care.
-How the Webster Technique can relieve pain and create optimal baby position before birth.
-The benefits and studies of chiropractic care for prenatal sympto...

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Conversation with Emma Vasseur about using somatic awareness practices and astrology in personal healing to create a lasting transformation.

Topics of Discussion:
-Healing modalities, such as craniosacral and evolutionary astrology, within coaching
-Benefits of somatic awareness practices in creating balance between mind, body, emotion, and spirit
-Developing conscious engagement to find authenticity and accept...

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Interview with Dr. Karen Lawson about the importance of integrative health and wellness coaching for individuals, educational programming, and the conventional healthcare system.

Topics of Discussion:
-Interface between health coaching and integrative care
-Taking ownership of one's own wellness through health coaching
-Importance and growth of integrative health coaching in the future of healthcare

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Conversation with Claire Marie Kohout on how she uses energy healing modalities, such as Jin Shin Jyutsu and Healing Touch, to support her clients in achieving life transformation.

Topics of Discussion:
-The essence of energy work and its focus on feelings
-Energy work modalities - Jin Shin Jyutsu, Healing Touch, and Etheric Template Clearing
-Cyclical living and rebirth in "The New World"


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Interview with Kat Shinoda regarding the empowerment and healing that can be released through the integration of hypnosis and health coaching.

Topics of Discussion:
-Science behind hypnosis and how it can be used to treat phobias.
-Differences between the conscious and the subconscious mind.
-Tips to begin using the tool of self-hypnosis.

Kat Shinoda, NBC-HWC, Board Certified Hypnotist, is a seasoned b...

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Conversation with Lydia Bush about how she creates inclusive and vulnerable spaces to highlight yoga as a tool for self-knowing and healing.

Topics of Discussion:
-Storytelling, vulnerability, and healing in yoga
-Community building in health and wellness
-Accessibility in yoga through non-studio spaces

Lydia is a bilingual (English and Spanish) yoga instructor from Arkansas, currently residing in Sout...

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