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72: Peter Shankman – Author, Entrepreneur, Founder of HARO

72: Peter Shankman – Author, Entrepreneur, Founder of HARO

“You have to learn how to drive your brain,” says Peter Shankman. He and I go deep into what it’s like have a faster than normal brain. The benefits, and the challenges. Join me for a fascinating discussion with Peter, whom the New York Times has called “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.”

71: Erin Wathen – Why Can’t I Stick to My Diet?!

71: Erin Wathen – Why Can’t I Stick to My Diet?!

Erin Wathen is a holistic health coach, food abuse counselor, and the inspiring author of Why Can’t I Stick to My Diet?: How To End The Food Drama. Her philosophy, simply put: Health isn’t a number on the scale or how often we exercise, but our lives as a whole.

68: Darren Littlejohn – Compassionate Recovery

68: Darren Littlejohn – Compassionate Recovery

Compassionate Recovery: a universal, secular program to heal the Spectrum of Addictions. Darren Littlejohn is a best selling author, retreat leader, Certified Yoga Teacher and Reiki healing practitioner. A recovering addict and a practitioner of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a former mental health specialist, he earned a BA in Psych in 1991 and worked in chemical dependency and acute psychiatric care facilities during college. Darren took 2 years of graduate school in Research Methods for Psychology.

67: Tom Shanahan – Spiritual Adrenaline

67: Tom Shanahan – Spiritual Adrenaline

In his twenties and early thirties, Tom had developed a lifestyle that centered on alcohol and cocaine. Although he had stopped excessive drinking and drug use, a number of things happened in a short period of time which led him back to that lifestyle…

65: Marty Norman – Motivation in Recovery

65: Marty Norman – Motivation in Recovery

“Sobriety is exactly what you want it to be, as long as you are willing to put in the work.” This is a very powerful episode with someone who has followed an amazing path. Inspirational to the core, this highlights the incredible story of this generous man.

64: Dr. Valerie Mason-John – Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery

64: Dr. Valerie Mason-John – Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery

Today’s episode is a powerhouse of recovery stories from myself and my guest, and loads of recovery wisdom too. Don’t miss this one!

Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) is the award-winning author of 8 books, including Eight Step Recovery, Using The Buddha’s teachings to overcome Addiction, and there are 8 step recovery meetings in several continents.

63: Dr. Lori Shemek – The Inflammation Terminator

63: Dr. Lori Shemek – The Inflammation Terminator

Lori Shemek, Ph.D. is a leading fat cell researcher, health expert, weight loss expert, keynote speaker and recognized authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health. Dr. Shemek is the bestselling author of ‘How To Fight FATflammation!’ (HarperCollins) and the bestselling author of “Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!’

62: Darren Prince – Aiming High

62: Darren Prince – Aiming High

Listen to "62: Darren Prince – Aiming High Host - Dr. Cali Estes Share" on Spreaker.Darren Michael Prince (born February 6, 1970) is a sports and celebrity agent who grew up in Livingston, New Jersey. Prince started a mail order company selling baseball cards at the...

61: Chief Tom Synan – Hamilton County Heroin Coalition

61: Chief Tom Synan – Hamilton County Heroin Coalition

Chief Synan’s wide experience has allowed him to have a unique look into the heroin crisis. Mr. Synan has been able to see all the ways that heroin touches lives and all the efforts it takes to help individuals, families struggling with addiction and the impact on communities; he and has an in-depth understanding of the complexity of this issue.

60: Julie Marie Palumbo – Best Whole Self

60: Julie Marie Palumbo – Best Whole Self

After 10 years in the Financial Industry and suffering from a chronic illness, Julie decided to pursue a new career–creating a healthier, and happier life. On the show today, we talk about why she switched careers and the surprising similarities. We also discuss some fantastic programs and tips Julie has, including how to stay gluten-free while traveling, something with which I personally struggle.

57: Phil Chalmers – True Crime Writer & Police Trainer, “Why Teens Kill”

57: Phil Chalmers – True Crime Writer & Police Trainer, “Why Teens Kill”

57: Phil Chalmers is an American True Crime Writer, Homicide Trainer, and Television Personality. He has appeared on the shows Killer Kids on A&E, and Crime Watch Daily on Fox. He is the author of several books including the landmark book on teen violence, Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer. He has interviewed over 200 teen killers, school shooters, mass murderers, and serial killers.

56: Damona Hoffman – Host of Dates & Mates: “Love As You Are!”

56: Damona Hoffman – Host of Dates & Mates: “Love As You Are!”

Damona shares insights as a dating coach of 13 years (certified in 2013) on how to date more efficiently and effectively in today’s world. The tagline of her podcast is “Modern Love, Made Simple” and that is her mission along with showing people how to love as they are without feeling they have to transform into a different person to be loveable.

55: Kati Morton – LMFT, Mental Health YouTuber & Author of “Are u ok?”

55: Kati Morton – LMFT, Mental Health YouTuber & Author of “Are u ok?”

Kati Morton joins me today for a little “Mental Health 101.” Kati’s specialties include working with individuals experiencing eating disorders and self-harming behaviors, although she addresses all things related to mental health. We chat quite a bit about toxic relationships and how to deal with them when they show up. Join us for this fascinating conversation!

53: Annie Grace – This Naked Mind

53: Annie Grace – This Naked Mind

For this episode, I was able to talk with Annie Grace, author of the book This Naked Mind. Our fascinating and enlightening conversation reveals that Annie’s book primarily addresses the subconscious beliefs most of us have around alcohol. After understanding and tackling these beliefs, you can make a more mindful choice and rely on less willpower when trying to control your drinking.

52: Michael Venn – The Heroin Effect

52: Michael Venn – The Heroin Effect

“I am not an addict. I am not in recovery. I don’t have a personal connection to the opioid crisis, or at least that’s what I thought before the production of The Heroin Effect.”

51: Jam Alker – Junkyard

51: Jam Alker – Junkyard

My guest is the celebrated musician, Jam Alker. After touring and playing in a successful rock band, the rockstar lifestyle eventually caught up to him. Once he found heroin, Jam put his guitar down for over a decade. Eventually, after he concluded that drugs weren’t his problem, but only covering the real problem that was lying dormant, he started to make positive strides in the right direction. And his desire to play music came back.

50: Chellie Campbell – Financial Stress Reduction®

50: Chellie Campbell – Financial Stress Reduction®

Chellie focuses on working with clients to provide a balance between taking a risk and being financially responsible; she promotes financial literacy for everyone. This is just the tip of the iceberg though; listen along and soak up everything she has to say. Her advice is invaluable.

46: Dr. Ivan Rusilko – The Rock n’ Roll Sex Doctor

46: Dr. Ivan Rusilko – The Rock n’ Roll Sex Doctor

Dr. Rusilko specializes in creating healthy lifestyles that support longevity and improved overall quality of life through medically supervised and customized diagnostic and treatment programs, with an emphasis placed on personal patient attention and follow-up.

44: Shane Ramer – That Sober Guy

44: Shane Ramer – That Sober Guy

In 2014 Shane created ThatSoberGuy.com and Sober Guy Radio, which focuses on sharing personal experience and offers resources to help those struggling and recovering from alcoholism and addiction.

39: Dr. Pari Ghodsi – Women’s Health & Sexual Health Issues

39: Dr. Pari Ghodsi – Women’s Health & Sexual Health Issues

Listen to "39: Dr. Pari Ghodsi - Women's Health & Sexual Health Issues" on Spreaker.Tune in to meet Dr. Pari Ghodsi, as we begin by hearing her explain why she was drawn to this specialty and how she ended up becoming an OB/GYN. Tips for success at a young age...

33: Dr. Adi Jaffe – IGNTD and The Abstinence Myth

33: Dr. Adi Jaffe – IGNTD and The Abstinence Myth

Dr. Jaffe is considered to have a controversial outlook on addiction, with many people attacking him over his progressive viewpoints. Listen in as he explains why he’s okay with people calling him names, what motivates him to keep going and how the traditional treatment model is changing.

31: Paul Gilmartin – The Mental Illness Happy Hour

31: Paul Gilmartin – The Mental Illness Happy Hour

In 1995 Paul began presenting the cooking and entertainment show on TBS’ “Dinner and a Movie”. DAAM stopped airing in 2011 and after suffering from severe depression Paul decided to air a podcast on that very subject, “The Mental Illness Happy Hour.”

Ep030: Gary Kimble – Acts of Service

Ep030: Gary Kimble – Acts of Service

Gary Kimble is an amazingly busy guy who moved to South Florida after over 35 years of living in New York City to teach the “original gangster method” of the 12-step recovery program used by Dr. Bob and Bill W.

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