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Caregivers Speak! Is the first LIVE online support group created by and for caregivers. Moderated by Margery Pabst, eCareDiary’s caregiving expert and author of Enrich Your Caregiving Journey, it airs live on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2:00pm EST. Each month three caregivers share personal perspectives and what worked for them during a specific challenge. During the last 10 minutes of the program, you are invited to participate with questions or comments. Empowering Family Caregivers ...
 
Join Laura Dawn for these mind-enhancing conversations with thought leaders and wisdom keepers of our time, both in the psychedelic space and beyond. Weaving wisdom with science, we’re exploring the intersection between psychedelics and sacred plant medicines, neuroscience and consciousness, creativity and resilience, business and entrepreneurship, meaning and purpose. These conversations focus on how we can learn to embody heart-centered leadership so we can influence real change and create ...
 
The Healthy Brain Podcast is a fun and encouraging place to connect for Real Talk about healthy living, so that you can have the healthiest brain ever for physical stability, mental clarity, and longevity. There’s no sugar-coating here! Certified nutritionist and a daughter of dementia, Carrie Miller hits on hard topics and covers the facts giving you insight into alternative approaches to optimize your brain. It’s time to Take Control of Your Own Health, so that you can enjoy a life full of ...
 
Dr John Smith is the founder of Concern Australia and the founding President of God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club of 35 years. He is an author, a social anthropologist, a business speaker, a teacher and lecturer, a biker, a defender of the poor and marginalised, a lover of blues music, a gifted evangelist, an elder of the radical discipleship movement, and a prominent social commentator. He is as much at home talking to business leaders, academics, church leaders, politicians and the med ...
 
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Ben Joseph Stewart is a filmmaker and producer of the Psychedelica series that just launched Season 2 on Gaia TV and released DMT Quest featuring names like Wim Hof. He also hosted his own talk show on GaiaTV called Limitless and is passionate about exploring optimal human performance. In this episode Laura Dawn speaks to Ben Stewart about psychede…
 
Mahina Nani was born into a bloodline of Ancient Hawaiian Healers that is centuries old and carries the wisdom teachings of Ho’o’pono’pono. In this episode of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, Mahani shares the meaning of H’o’pono’pono. By learning to take full responsibility for our actions and opening to the power of forgiveness, we can step in…
 
Former UFC Hall of Famer, Rashad Evans, speaks openly about how his “mind blowing” and “earth shattering” experience with the Toad medicine (5Meo-DMT) radically changed his life. In this episode, Rashad shares about how his entheogenic experiences were a familiar kind of home-coming that offered him a consciousness-shift that inspired him to quit d…
 
In this episode, Laura Dawn features her conversation with both Dr. Jim Fadiman, author of an all-time classic The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide alongside Jordan Gruber, who both co-authored a new book called Your Symphony of Selves: Discover More Of Who You Are. When you think about your Self, do you consider yourself to be one “Unified Self? Or is…
 
As a journalist, Michelle Janikian covers psychedelic and cannabis education and harm reduction and is passionate about the healing potential of psychedelic plants and substances, and the legalization and de-stigmatization of all drugs. Michelle has been featured in Playboy, Rolling Stone, High Times, DoubleBlind Mag, Psychedelics Today, and more. …
 
If there was a method that you could learn to feel more inspired, feel more alive and on purpose, think more creatively, become more productive, learn more rapidly, and feel like you have more time and patience, and in the process strengthened physical, mental and emotional resilience, would you take the time to learn about this methodology and tra…
 
Since 2008 East Forest has been the leader of underground ‘sound meditation’ ceremonies around the world. His primary mission is to create sonic architecture for others to explore their inner space. In this episode, East Forest shares his journey with psychedelics and how that started him on the spiritual path, and how he didn’t find his own voice …
 
Belinda Eriacho is a wisdom keeper from the Diné (Navajo) and Zuni lineage. She was born and raised on the Dine’ reservation. In this episode, Belinda shares that from a Diné perspective, the goal in life is walking through life in “hozho”, which means living in balance and harmony. We talk about the difference between cultural appropriation versus…
 
If you want to uplevel your life, you need to uplevel your mind and your mindset. As Einstein says, we can’t solve our problems at the same level of thinking that created them. And as we face a time of crisis, we are being called to radically uplevel the way we think. In this solo episode, Laura Dawn explores how you can cultivate mindsets that are…
 
In this episode, Laura Dawn speaks with influential thought leader and author of Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein. We discuss: Charles' recent psychedelic experiences of ego-dissolution How psychedelics have influenced him as a thought leader Wise advice for the psychedelic leaders of our…
 
After struggling with addiction, Carlos Tanner heeded the call to sit with grandmother ayahuasca in Peru, knowing this would be his path of healing. Shortly after that, he was invited to move into a shaman's home and apprenticed with him for 4 years. This eventually led him to start the Ayahuasca Foundation in 2009, offering retreats and educationa…
 
The passing of Measure 109 in Oregon was a pivotal moment for the psychedelic movement. By 2023, qualified practitioners will be able to legally administer psilocybin for therapeutic purposes. In this episode, Laura Dawn speaks with psychedelic pioneer Francoise Bourzat who is part of designing the curriculum to train practitioners to safely and le…
 
The narrative around creativity is drastically changing. Creative thinking is now being called the #1 most important skill set that you can learn to cultivate for thriving in these uncertain times. In this episode, Laura Dawn speaks with Dr. Balder Onarheim who has a Ph.D. in the neuroscience of creativity and is the founder of PlatoScience (the de…
 
Laura Dawn speaks with co-founders of the Sabina Project Charlotte James and Undrea Wright are intentionally exploring sacred earth medicines and the power of ceremony as a profound catalyst for the liberation of oppressed people, helping to dismantle systems of oppression that become internalized. They are doing this by educating about harm reduct…
 
Tricia Eastman is an Iboga facilitator who has supported over 1600 people's journey with this powerful plant medicine. Tricia shares how she found herself face-to-face with the Bwiti tribe in Gabon and how she was initiated into three different lineages and given permission to carry and serve this potent medicine. In this mind-expanding episode, Tr…
 
During this time of significant change, we can learn to stay centered and resilient amidst the whirlwind of upheaval by asking ourselves what we choose to focus our awareness on and what we genuinely care about. These times are asking of us to turn our attention inwards, away from who’s right and wrong, fueling division and polarity, and train our …
 
For the first time ever, author of Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton speaks publicly about his support for psychedelics, claiming: "I wouldn't be here today doing what I'm doing, if it wasn't for a psychedelics." In this conversation, Bruce Lipton also touches on: The body as a "virtual reality suit" The true source of our identity and how psyche…
 
In this episode, Shiri Godesi shares her four-pillar framework (that includes set, setting, skillsets, and support) she uses to help her clients create a “psychedelic roadmap” for maximizing their transformational experience with sacred plant medicines. She also shares applicable tools for what she calls “self-shamanism” to help her clients deepen …
 
Want to understand what’s happening in the brain when under the influence of psychedelics? The default mode network (DMN) is receiving a lot of attention these days, but what do we really know about what the science is saying in terms of how psychedelics influence the DMN, and how can we use that information to catalyze change in our lives? In this…
 
As we know, this is a time of great change. So how do we learn to navigate through major times of transition and learn to surf the waves of rapid change with more grace, ease, courage, and resilience? As we close the chapter on 2020, the year of global upheaval, the year the world as we knew it forever changed, how can we find the wisdom to transmu…
 
Trying to make sense out of these strange times? Psychedelic pioneer and enthnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna calls this global planetary transition a time of metamorphosis, and how COVID, climate change, psychedelics, and sacred plant medicines are “messengers from Gaia” telling us to wake up. He calls plant medicines the neurotransmitters of the G…
 
In this conversation with Sandra Ingerman, we dive into the path of shamanism and a look at the origins of shamanic wisdom, and the implications of the explosion of interest in shamanic practices within the context of our modern day world. We talk about what makes a shaman a shaman, what it means to be a gardener of energy, and the difference betwe…
 
In episode #1 of The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, I speak with Jonathan Glazer, co-founder of the Thank You Plant Medicine Campaign. Jonathan shares what the Thank You Plant Medicine Campaign has accomplished so far: They created a global "coming out day" event where thousands of people came out of the psychedelic closet and shared their transfo…
 
Have you been hearing about a Whole Foods, Plant-based diet? Kathy Anne Rodriguez is here to share her amazing story of healing her own body with a Whole Foods, Plant-based dietary plan. As a health coach, she shares with us some key strategies to implement for a healthier lifestyle without the use of prescription drugs. Kathy advocates for others …
 
As a husband/wife team, Drs. Chawla and Chawla, teach us how they incorporate a whole-food, plant-based diet, and other lifestyle choices with their patients at their Lifestyle Medicine clinic in Bellaire, Texas. Dr. Munish Chawla is a board-certified physician in Diagnostic Radiology and Lifestyle Medicine. A long time practitioner of meditation a…
 
Hey there, and welcome to this short introduction for the Psychedelic Leadership podcast, where I’m going to give you an overview in terms of what to expect from this podcast and the episodes to come. Ok, so there are 3 different areas this Psychedelic Leadership Podcast explores. First, I’m having conversations with a diverse range of leaders in t…
 
My name is Laura Dawn and this is the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast, because what the world needs is a new kind of leader. This podcast features a series of mind-enhancing conversations with thought leaders and the wisdom keepers of our time both in the psychedelic space and beyond. Weaving wisdom with science, we’re exploring the intersection bet…
 
At the age of 27 Katherine Lawrence-Ireland was told she had Stage 4 endometriosis. The doctor said that she had ovarian and uterine cysts, an advanced reproductive disease, and he offered only one option…a hysterectomy. Katherine is a former aerospace engineer and military veteran. She has been teaching nutrition and cooking classes for PCRM and w…
 
Board-certified in internal medicine for both adults and pediatrics, Dr. Felice Howard highly encourages her patients to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet along with other lifestyle changes to improve health and wellbeing. With the epidemic of chronic disease in the U.S., we look at the clear health risks posed by animal products and how the gov…
 
Karoline Mueller has struggled with obesity and depression for decades while she obtained her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Houston. In 2011, she decided to start actively searching for help, to not only combat her struggles, but also to support a friend who had triple bypass surgery. In 2015, she acquired her certification as a Food for Li…
 
There is a bigger pandemic out there that has been wreaking havoc long before the coronavirus – the pandemic of chronic diseases that affect not only our bodies but also our brains. There is, however, a way for you to protect yourself and that is not through prescription drugs but through a healthy diet. What could be the healthiest eating plan for…
 
Believe it or not, but your mouth is connected to the rest of you. A recent analysis suggests that bacteria that cause gum disease are also associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and are related to dementia, especially vascular dementia. In this episode, biological dentist Dr. Kalli Hale sits down with Carrie Miller to talk about th…
 
Music changes lives, literally. This episode’s guest, Hope Young, greatly believes in this, and she joins host, Carrie Miller, to talk about the power of music therapy to help support those patients coping with treatment. Hope is the founder and president of one of the most technologically advanced music therapy facilities in the world, the Center …
 
We have been brought up to put so much trust in conventional medicine to cure whatever ails our bodies that we tend to underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle in preventing disease and promoting a healthy life. Health is what distinguishes thriving from mere surviving. It allows us to feel alive, feel well, grow, expand our horizons and flou…
 
If you have a loved one in a nursing home or a long-term care facility, it’s probably been about four months since you’ve seen or spoken to them. How are you, and how do you feel about this lockdown? On today’s show, Carrie Miller talks about the unfortunate reality about there being no plan to open up or allow visitation of any kind... The post 02…
 
With everything that is happening in the world today – from a pandemic to civil unrest and corrupt politics – many people are losing hope and asking where God is in all this chaos. The end is at hand, and what we need is a return to spirituality in these chaotic times so that we can be ready for judgment when it comes.... The post 024 Returning To …
 
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults ages eighteen and older. With the COVID-19 keeping us all isolated, depression and anxiety have become even more felt. Addressing this very important conversation that we all need now more than ever, Carrie Miller interviews Amy Lyles—a Licensed Professional…
 
What has soil got to do with the brain? Cath Conlon, the CEO and Founder of Blackwood Educational Land Institute, sees a direct chain leading from soil health to brain health and advocates using regenerative practices in agriculture to achieve a positive impact on both physical and mental well-being. When you come to think about it, it is hard not …
 
We are in the midst of so much uncertainty created by COVID-19 that nearly half of Americans report that COVID-19 is harming their mental health. A federal emergency hotline for people in emotional distress registers a more than 1000% increase in April 2020 compared to the same time last year. As sad as it sounds, this wave of mental injuries is no…
 
One of the greatest tradeoffs humanity has had to make is between the ability to feed its ever-growing population and the need to protect the planet that sustains that very ability. Regenerative agriculture offers a way to do both by emulating the workings of natural ecosystems to bring back soil health, which ultimately impacts the health of human…
 
One of the heaviest feelings we have to carry is knowing that the only way to remove the bitterness and anger in our hearts towards another person is through forgiveness. It can be so easy to miss all the good things because that hate already clouds our hearts. Bearing her soul in this episode, Carrie Miller shares a touching story between her and …
 
What is a community? According to the dictionary, it is a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share a government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. For us here, that would be America. However, in the current state of the world, do you think we are a community in our country? In this episode,…
 
We are fundamentally social animals, so humans, as we are, we naturally crave connection the most. However, we sometimes forget that connection is all-encompassing, that it is not only limited to person to person; it can also be with your pets and even nature. Dedicating this episode in praise of that, Carrie Miller talks about our connection with …
 
We all remember the good times when we would move and groove to the music of youth and innocence. As we age, however, many of us lose that free-flowing connection with physical activity. We go about with our sedentary lifestyles day by day, accumulating stress in our bodies and our minds. Carrie Miller reminds us that neither our brains nor our bod…
 
Do you have a brain that never shuts off before bed? Do you find yourself often tossing and turning trying to figure out how you can sleep because your mind just never stops with its endless lists of ideas? If so, then this episode is perfect for you. Host, Carrie Miller, continues with the series on brain health by shedding light on how... The pos…
 
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of a healthy diet in maintaining the health of your brain, but such is the nature of our body being its own little interconnected ecosystem. Whatever you put into your body will have a severe impact on your brain as well, so you’ve got to start eating right. Carrie Miller talks about what a healthy diet mea…
 
eCareDiary's caregiving expert, Margery Pabst Steinmetz will speak to Marc Middleton, Founder and CEO of "Growing Bolder", a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Marc is co-host of the Growing Bolder TV and radio shows, about the importance of goal-setting and other strategies to help caregivers plan effectively.…
 
As Americans, you are free to make your own choices when it comes to your health. During this Coronavirus pandemic, social connections are not the only aspects that are being tested, but also social awareness towards freedom. In this episode, Carrie Miller opens up this discussion about the social, economic, psychological, and even political aspect…
 
Human as we are, we all long to connect. However, in this time of social distancing due to the current global health crisis, we are forced to retreat to our homes and socially isolate. This undeniably can take a toll on our mental health, which, as research says, is worse than high blood pressure, drinking, smoking, and obesity. In this episode, Ca…
 
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