Sep 23, 2021 | Anxiety, Books, Children, Emotional Health, Fitness, Mental Health, Relationships, Stress
Part 1: Angela Lamb of Healthy Life Nation joins me again, but this time it’s to talk about her newest book, Bonding with My Bunnies: Yoga Lesson Plans for Families & Children. The theme of this book is Rest, Play, Yoga, Repeat! Give kids the gift of yoga tailored to them! Fun games, kid-friendly final relaxation meditations, fun and relaxing breathing exercises, kid-friendly yoga practices to foster family bonding and genuine play. Angela will share why she chose to write this book and how she feels it will help make a difference in families and childrens’ lives!
Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about the importance of supporting your local farmer and shares a blog post from Wormell Farms regarding the status of their farm.
Jul 16, 2021 | Depression, Emotional Health, Grief, Mental Health, Therapy
Part 1: We all have probably either known someone who has taken their own life or have heard of suicide and how it affects the loved ones who are left behind. However, it’s one of those subjects that people tend to not talk about. But like I’ve said on my show many times before, the only way we can make things change is by being willing to acknowledge the topic and have these tough discussions. In this episode, I speak with Greg Marley, the Director of Suicide Prevention for the Maine branch of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). Greg talks about what mental illness is, what signs you can look for and shares tips on how to help those you love who may be suffering from a mental illness.
This show is dedicated to my cousin’s grandson, Andre James Shaeffer who passed away on June 12, 2021.
Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda shares an email from DailyOM titled, Same Choices Same Results
May 2, 2021 | Emotional Health, Fitness, Nutrition, Weight Loss
Part 1: Elizabeth Marcuse, aka Liz Merci, is a certified yoga teacher and health coach. She supports her clients with their relationship with food and their bodies and specializes in coaching people around eating disorders and body image. Her Merci Method health coaching program is rooted in the belief that the way you view food and your body is the way you view the world.
Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about the documentary movie, The Social Dilemma, and about how our actions are causing us to be marketed to more than ever on social media!
Apr 21, 2021 | Books, Emotional Health, Non-Profit Organizations, Personal Development
Part 1: Sarah Lipton is a published author, podcaster and quirky, visionary creative. Her passion for travel, contemplative practice and writing began when she was a small child in Maine, gazing longingly at the ocean, and the imagined worlds beyond. To weave all of her passions together, Sarah created GENUINE, Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and podcast that is focused on guiding members to BE, spark and ignite their true impact in the world which is the topic we talk about in this episode!
Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about a free course she took on Intuitive Eating with Annie Poirier of Shaping Perspectives.
Mar 28, 2021 | Children, Emotional Health, Non-Profit Organizations, Personal Development, Relationships
Part 1 – Eileen Veroneau Brown, Director of Development & Communications, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, joins me to discuss how they provide mentorship services to children and youth ages 7-17 in Cumberland and York counties in Maine. Their mission is to ignite the power and promise of all youth and seek to remove obstacles for all young people by connecting them with a mentor – a caring adult who can be in their corner. Ever thought about volunteering to work with children? Listening to this episode would be a great start to learn more about this opportunity!
Part 2: Weekly Words of Wisdom – Lynda talks about being exposed to Covid and getting a Covid test. The test results were negative, but how accurate are they really and why aren’t we hearing about how many Covid tests have been given and how many are negative? Want to know what the numbers are for the U.S.? Check this out and be prepared for some staggering numbers!
Mar 16, 2021 | Emotional Health, Integrative Medicine, Mental Health, Therapy
In this episode, I speak with Brian Harris. Brian is the Co-Founder and CEO of MedRhythms; a Portland, Maine based digital therapeutics company focused on the intersection of music and neuroscience! Brian is also a board-certified music therapist and one of 350 Neurologic Music Therapist Fellows in the world.
Brian’s clinical work is focused at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston where he created and implemented their first inpatient full time Neurologic Music Therapy program, specializing in Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injuries, MS, Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy and built this program to be the most comprehensive NMT program in the country.
Music has been demonstrated to globally activate the human brain, including areas that are responsible for movement, language, attention, memory, executive function, and emotion. There is profound evidence that rhythm is able to engage the motor system to improve functional outcomes and Brian will explain how this therapy works.
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