Let’s Talk Wellness ~ with Host, Mara James

Conversations on Mental Health Awareness and Wellness

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Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

Releasing Unwanted Energies ~ Guest, Gosia Lorenz Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James It is a habit so many of us have, trying to keep our feelings “under control”, but it never really works out the way we want it to; and more often it takes a toll on our bodies and our lives.  This week, Mara welcomes Gosia Lorenz to the podcast for a conversation about the importance of letting go of those feelings - those energies - and the difference it can make in our physical, mental and emotional wellness. At a very early age, Gosia began her interest in holistic health, spirituality, metaphysics, dowsing, and personal empowerment. She's continued her (re)search throughout her whole life where she studied multiple healing techniques, systems, and philosophies (Silva Method, Extrasensory Perception, Reiki, Dowsing, BodyTalk System, Theta Healing, Matrix Energetics, EFT, Access Consciousness, and many others). Gosia has been facilitating classes all over the world, teaching various energetic techniques and women's empowerment workshops. She also co-wrote five books and co-created a deck of cards. She is a gifted healer, Spiritual Health Coach, engaging speaker and dynamic change agent, shifting lives of everyone who comes in contact with her. Find more with Gosia at http://www.gosialorenz.com/ Or email Gosia at info@gosialorenz.com * * * "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation.   So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

Integrative Psychiatry: A Path to Healing and Wholeness ~ Guest, Dr. Laila Contractor   Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James   “Psychiatry” might seem like a big word that is mostly associated with conversations to figure out someone’s mind, but it is a good bit more than that.  This week, Mara welcomes Dr. Laila Contractor to the podcast for a conversation about her own healing journey to physical and mental wellness, and how it led her to the field of Integrative Psychiatry.   Some of Dr. Laila Contractor’s earliest memories are with her grandfather, in his medical office talking to patients in India.  Very early in her life, he made an impression on her that truly listening to his patients did as much for them as the medicine he prescribed.   Dr. Laila’s experiences over the years led her to believe that a healthy mind was the most important aspect of a healthy life. She studied at several top medical schools and clinics in the nation, and worked with some of the biggest researchers in the field of psychiatry. She also worked with Kaiser Permanente for thirteen years where she helped develop their Teen Intensive Outpatient Program for those adolescents at-risk for hospitalization and suffering from significant depression amongst other issues. The onset of a debilitating condition in 2019 took Dr. Laila into the field of integrative medicine through receiving treatment from Kelly McCann M.D./MPH at The Spring Center.  And it was with her brilliance, kindness, and amazing comprehensive, Integrative care that Dr. Laila started to find her way back to health. Dr. Laila’s journey inspired her to complete an Integrative Psychiatry Institute Fellowship through the University of Colorado School of Medicine so she could offer her patients effective, research-based alternatives to traditional treatments.  Dr. Laila has built a practice that centers around partnership with children and families, to provide a holistic integrative evidence-based model for wellness with compassion and care for each unique individual. Find more with Dr. Laila at https://lailacontractormd.com/ Or email her at drlaila@lailacontractormd.com * * * "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation.   So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Emotions In Motion ~ Guest, Dr. Greg Olsen   Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James   We all have them - emotions - whether we want to pay attention to them, or not. Research increasingly shows more evidence of our emotions having connection to our physical condition, and in turn, to our well being.  This week, Mara welcomes Dr. Greg Olsen to the podcast to share some of his insight and experience with what emotional healing can contribute to our bodies and our wellness. After graduating from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in April 1994, Dr. Greg Olsen’s journey began into chiropractic practice. His primary target is to help people find or return to their optimal wellness and vitality, and he has been pursuing that from day one of his journey to building his integrative health practice. As a Wellness Expert, Dr. Olsen finds that all health problems, like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, vertigo, back pain, neck pain, headaches or hypothyroid problems, have three causes – nutritional and chemical toxicity, hormones imbalance caused by stress, and trauma causing neurological damage. He witnesses on a daily basis that when we address these three causes, people get better. Dr. Olsen is committed to helping all of his patients live a healthy and active life. He is incredibly passionate about empowering each patient with the knowledge and resources to take control of their health.  He knows that he was truly led to this life path and thanks God every day for the joy and privilege of being able to help people. Find more with Dr. Greg at https://www.askdrolsen.com/ Or contact him at (949) 859-5192   * * * "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation.   So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Soul Memory Discovery ~ Guest, Cheryl Silverstein Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James “Healing” sometimes goes beyond what we can see in the three-dimensional world.  This week, Mara welcomes Cheryl Silverstein to the podcast for a conversation about her journey to Soul Memory Discovery, how it helped her in her own healing, and how it is helping her clients have gentle yet profound healing experiences. Cheryl Silverstein is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 30 years. She began using non-traditional modalities in 2001, to help her clients move through issues more thoroughly and permanently.  Cheryl learned a technique called Soul Memory Discovery and combined with her intuitiveness and skills in advanced training of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Cheryl approaches psychotherapy with the belief that our experience and behavior are held in the body and spirit as well as in the mind. She works on an emotional and spiritual level where healing comes energetically demonstrated by significant positive changes in the client's attitudes and behaviors. Her professional strengths include an empathetic quality joined with her years of experience treating adults, teens and children in individual as well as couple and family therapy sessions helping to effect the desired results of a healthy and happier well being. Find more with Cheryl at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/cheryl-eve-silverstein-san-clemente-ca/6937 Or email her at cherylmfcc@aol.com   * * * "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health. To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​  **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation. So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Sunday Oct 02, 2022

Realizing Anxiety Is Not Your Normal ~ Guest, Lexi James Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James It’s easy to think something is “normal” for you when it is so familiar to you. But what if that is not the case?  This week, Mara welcomes Lexi James back to the podcast for a conversation about her experiences of becoming aware that anxiety was not her normal, and how that awareness contributed to a fundamental component of her work as a Healer and Intuitive Life Coach. Lexi James is an Intuitive Life Coach and Energy Healer whose passion is assisting others in shedding the layers of their energetic body that do not serve them, so they can live in a state of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual peace. Lexi received training from a Master Shaman and Spiritual Teacher, along with other technical training in the field of bodywork and subconscious work. She believes in the power of unconditional love, and it is her greatest gift to be the true embodiment of that love to everyone she has the privilege of meeting. Find more with Lexi on her website - https://www.healwithaj.com/ And on Instagram - @healwithaj - https://www.instagram.com/healwithaj/  * * * "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health. To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​  **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation. So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

Connecting with Your Selves ~ Guest, Sepi Tabai Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James   There is only one you, of course, and yet there are also many parts of you that may be stuck at various points in your life experiences, which can make it challenging to have a sense of self.  This week, Mara welcomes Sepi Tabai to the podcast for a conversation about re-integrating the parts of you to become more present in your life, have a greater sense of wholeness, and be actively participating in your wellness.   The limitlessness of life, with all of its potentialities, has been Sepi’s guide from a very young age. Sepi has studied many modalities to help her better understand the complexities of the human psyche.   As an IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists) certified integrated life coach and hypnosis, Sepi Tabai helps her clients explore the human potentiality that resides in them.  Sepi is also a Certified Facilitator with Identity Development Institute, based on the IoPT (Identity Orientated Psychotrauma Therapy) a technique that was developed by Dr. Franz Ruppert in Germany. This method looks into understanding the living human organism through the lens of how trauma affects our human psyche from early age pre-verbal, non-verbal trauma, developmental, and trans-generational trauma.   As a certified Reiki master, Sepi works as a conduit helping her clients connect with their natural strength and the universal life energy. She also studied Buddhism and guides a weekly meditation circle. During each private session with her clients, Sepi holds the space with empathy and compassion, a place where incredible healing transformation becomes possible through the power of our human interconnectedness.   Find more with Sepi on her website - https://www.sepitabai.com/ On Instagram - @sepitabai -  https://www.instagram.com/sepitabai/ Or on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sepitabai/   * * * "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation.   So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Sunday Aug 28, 2022

Expanding Your Wellness Opportunities with Reiki ~ Guest, Nicole Walter   Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James   Reiki is a modality that has been in practice for centuries, yet not always been at the forefront of the public awareness.  This week, Mara welcomes Nicole Walter to the podcast to share her experiences as a Reiki Master and practitioner, and offer some insights into utilizing Reiki as a complementary tool to modern medicine. Nicole Walter began her own healing journey 20 years ago to help navigate her crippling anxiety and stress. Feeling calm for the first time in her body on her yoga mat, Nicole later embraced Reiki to help further heighten her innate intuition. These practices were so transformative in her own life, she committed herself to helping others experience their own unique evolution. Earning her registered yoga teacher accreditation under the guidance of master yoga teachers and studying alongside multiple Reiki Masters helped Nicole develop a unique perspective and deep understanding of these sacred practices. She holds certifications in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Karuna Reiki, DivinePeaceHealing, and breathwork, as well as multiple mastery certifications in Usui Reiki Ryoho. Nicole guides her sessions and trainings under the loving belief that each person can be their own healer. She empowers each client and student to embrace a purposeful, balanced life through the lineages of Reiki, yoga, and breathwork. As a former college English teacher, Nicole has learned and practiced proven methods to increase accessibility and retention in learning environments. Her practical, approachable manner has brought her teachings into multiple studios, with private clients, and in yoga teacher trainings. Nicole is most passionate about offering her clients and community the peace, calm, and balance Reiki and yoga offer.  Find more with Nicole on her website - https://www.auluminatereiki.com/ On Instagram - @auluminatereiki - https://www.instagram.com/auluminatereiki/ Or on Facebook - @auluminatereiki - https://www.facebook.com/auluminatereiki/   * * *   "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation.   So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Sunday Aug 21, 2022

Can Our Emotions Help Us Heal? ~ Guest, Dr. Hank Williams   Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James   What role do our emotions play in our healing process?  Mara welcomes Dr. Hank Williams this week, to discuss his experiences using Neuro Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) in his practice, and what it supports his clients to achieve.   Dr. Hank Williams is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Founder of the Williams Wellness Center, in Laguna Beach, California.  His philosophy is to identify the cause of clients’ health problems and then work to remove the cause – not just treat the symptoms.  Dr. Hank believes “dis-ease” is caused by three components: structural, chemical (nutritional) and emotional insults to our body. He has the systems and the expertise to treat the causes of each of these components.   In his treatment of emotional and psychological illnesses, Dr. Hank has integrated Neuro Emotional Techniques into his practice.  It helps him treat conditions like depression, anxiety, ADD and ADHD and OCD. This allows the body to extinguish its emotionally laden responses and make it possible for you to respond in a healthier way.   Dr. Hank’s foundational philosophy is to care for the patient with the disease, not just the disease. He works to correct the cause, not just the effect. This approach allows his clients’ bodies to help him choose the best and most effective treatment that’s right for each client. Find more with Dr. Hank at https://williamswellnesscenter.com/ Or email him at info@williamswellnesscenter.com   * * *   "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - The views and opinions presented in this podcast are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, medical advice. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this podcast, and no host, guest or other contributor to this podcast shall have any liability for the use of any information presented in this podcast. All copyrights with respect to this podcast are owned by The Extraordinary Lives Foundation and no portion of this podcast may be copied or used by any person without the express written permission of The Extraordinary Lives Foundation.   So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/  

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Ways To Help Your Sensitive Child ~ Guest, Amy Hamilton   Let's Talk Wellness - with Host, Mara James   If you are a parent or caregiver to sensitive children, you know how challenging it can be to support them to navigate their lives.  This week, Mara welcomes Amy Hamilton back to the podcast to explore ways to help your sensitive child heal, and to empower both you and your children.   Life is filled with so many questions and we are all seeking answers! Amy Hamilton can help provide those answers and guidance in a world that seems so chaotic. Working as a Psychic, Medium and Medical Intuitive since 2010, Amy has provided countless people across the world with direction and connection in their lives. She is able to tap into her divine gifts and provide answers about your deepest questions and concerns in your life.   Along with her intuitive business, Amy serves as an Advisory Board member to the Extraordinary Lives Foundation, which support's Children's mental health & wellness, and Amy is a wife and mom to 2 wonderful boys. Amy resides in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and serves most of her clients through phone appointments.   Connect with Amy on her website https://www.amyhamiltonhelps.com/​  Also on: Clubhouse @amyhamilton  Instagram @amyhamiltonhelps  Facebook @amyhamiltonhelps * * *   "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. ELF is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - These conversations are for informational purposes and not intended as medical diagnosis or assessment of medical condition. The ideas and experiences discussed by our participants in this show are their own, and are shared to offer information and educational references.   So Grateful for the music for this podcast, from Asepirawan20 via Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/users/asepirawan2...​  And from Kevin MacLeod via FreePD.com - https://freepd.com/

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

What Is Your Illness Trying to Tell You? ~ Guest, Renata Ururahy   Let’s Talk Wellness ~ with Host, Mara James   We are excited to open our second season of Let’s Talk Wellness with Mara welcoming Renata Ururahy back to the podcast for a candid conversation about their respective experiences with the C virus, and the profound awareness it brought each of them.   Renata is a Brazilian Registered Dietitian BR-R.D., has a M.S.in Holistic Nutrition, is a Body-Mind Therapist, C.B.P. and the Founder and Practitioner at Body-Mind Healing Center in Dana Point CA.   Renata is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher at LifeTime Fitness, CA. She is also a Women Empowerment Facilitator and Women Healing Circle Facilitator at Yoga Dharma House in Dana Point, CA.   Find more with Renata at https://www.renataururahy.com/ On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/renata.wood On Instagram @renataururahy  - https://www.instagram.com/renataururahy/   * * *   "Let's Talk Wellness" was inspired by the desire to share the HUGS for Life Healing Center with the world! The mission of the HUGS center is to bridge the gap between medical professionals and approved holistic healers. Extraordinary Lives Foundation is excited to share the many amazing healers and practitioners that are part of the HUGS  center as an invitation to change the ideas and conversations around mental health.   To learn more about ELF and the HUGS for Life Healing Center: https://www.elfempowers.org/​​    **Note - These conversations are for informational purposes and not intended as medical diagnosis or assessment of medical condition. The ideas and experiences discussed by our participants in this show are their own, and are shared to offer information and educational references.

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