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This show covers all aspects of health & wellness and personal development. From managing stress to the power of a good night's sleep. Find out how good oral hygiene can support a healthy body and about the impact your thoughts and emotions have on your overall well being. You'll also hear about essential oils, anti-aging techniques, mindfulness, natural remedies, and reducing toxins in your environment. This podcast will help you go from merely living to thriving! The show is hosted by Lisa ...
 
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Ready for summer vacation? You'll want to hear these pandemic travel safety tips to help keep you and your family safe. Since the July 4th weekend, COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara and Southern California have dramatically increased. It's prompted health officials to urge everyone - regardless of vaccination status - to mask up. Keep your immune sys…
 
Autumn Equinox, a time to check in with yourself to review the past three months, release what you no longer want and set your attention on what you wish to create. In this episode, I offer guidelines for socializing safely during the pandemic, self-care reminders and how to see the 'silver lining' in pandemic life, when things have slowed down and…
 
I don't know about you, but putting on a face covering to go out made me not want to breathe, or go out as much. Until now - tune-in to this episode to learn a simple solution that makes mask-wearing more interesting, and breathe-able. You'll also get ideas for being in the moment, Boosting your wellness by getting closer to nature (and natural pro…
 
With all that's happening in the world, did you even notice that Spring has come? It will be followed by a new moon on March 24, which inspires new ideas - it's a good time to plant seeds (goals, ideas) during a new moon that you wish to see come to harvest in 28 days, or even fall. In this episode I encourage you to B R E A T H E, it can help you …
 
The holidays are sneaking up, and extreme emotions sneak up on us, too, this time of year. In this episode, I speak with my friend, author Deborah Richards, who offers insights for shining thru the holidays even if they bring up memories that can feel overwhelming. In her book, Shift & Shine, Deb details how she survived the death of her husband wh…
 
Here we are heading into the holiday season already! In this episode let's look at the health benefits of being grateful, aromas that can help you get more in the holiday spirit - and, why the average life expectancy of Americans continues to decline. The suggested essential oils blend for this episode is HOPE, a sweet blend of Melissa, Myrrh and m…
 
Being part of a tribe - people you relate to, and who get you - can be good for your health. Festivals strive to cultivate a cool vibe that brings together like-minded people for a good time, and there's an art to that. FestForums, a conference that brings together people who create festivals- and those who provide services that support festivals a…
 
This is the time of year that the ancestors come to visit - some believe they come in the form of Monarch Butterflies migrating through the area. In this episode, I share ideas for connecting with your inner guidance, and possibly lost loved ones. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, along with Halloween and All Saint's Day all fall within a few…
 
Are you stressed out? Me, too! In this episode I'll offer sage advice on taking care of YOU when life gets bumpy. The information shared here was created by my partner, Dr. Ken Pfeiffer of PainRelievers.org. I'm sharing it with you today, in part, because I was feeling stressed out about not having as much time as I would like to check in with you …
 
How many thoughts roll through your head each day that are the same thoughts as you had yesterday? If you are like me, a LOT! Here's a simple process for weeding your mind garden - downloading the thoughts in your head onto paper so you don't have to keep thinking about them. In this episode, life coach Jenifer Paredes shares this simple ritual. An…
 
So you're moving thru your day - normal routine - and then, BAM! Something comes out of the blue and you wipe out. That's what happened to me the other day when I was rear-ended on Los Angeles traffic. It could have been much worse - so, I can't complain too much. In this episode, I'm joined by Elizabeth Gould, author of Your Best Health by Friday,…
 
Beautiful tributes are on display in the Santa Barbara Harbor for the 34 souls who lost their lives in a dive boat disaster off the coast of the nearby Channel Islands. Walking among the flowers, photos and other mementos, it was hard to not feel a sense of loss - for the victims' families & loved ones, as well as everyone whose lives will be forev…
 
Are you struggling with achieving an important goal or desire? Perhaps a life coach could help you overcome the obstacles you're experiencing. In this episode, I'm joined by Santa Barbara-based life coach Jenifer Paredes of JoyofNow.com. Find out what a life coach does - and how this kind of coaching is different from other coaching and therapy pro…
 
So many people - maybe you - are turning to CBDs for relief from everything from pain to getting a good night's rest. In this episode, I explain the difference between different CBD variations (full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBD isolate). You'll also learn how CBD and essential oils are similar in providing beneficial naturally-occurring chemica…
 
"Raising your Vibe" means being at your best - improving. Everything in the world is vibrating at a frequency - and, there are simple things you can do to raise your vibe. I love the term vibrations - and it always reminds me of a story I heard, Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys) recalled a time when he was young, walking with his mom and he asked he…
 
It's a Santa Barbara tradition that's almost 100 years old. Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebrates some of the city's early settlers, with food, dancing, parades and pageantry. Santa Barbara native Paula Lopez has been involved with Fiesta since childhood. Her grandfather, Juan Cota, danced in the first Fiesta Pequena at Old Mission Santa Barbara. In t…
 
Two high-vibe events are coming to Santa Barbara: Wellness with Essential Oils, hosted by me - on Monday (July 29th). The following weekend - Saturday August 3rd - it's The Nest Fest, a cooperative conscious gathering. In this episode, I'm joined by The N.E.S.T Fest organizers Alisa Deen and John Beyond Reason - to find out what inspired them to cr…
 
Move above the wellness line with these new products, unveiled today at the Young Living 25th Anniversary Convention. In this episode, I unpack the new product releases, including two new nutritional supplements (Olive Essential, an antioxidant capsule and IlluminEyes eye health supplement); there are two new scents of essential oils - Chivalry and…
 
Imagine being more supportive of all of the wonderful aspects of YOU! Sometimes we are harder on ourselves than we are on anyone else. In this episode, author & energy healer Dani Antman, talks about being okay with the side of ourselves that we don't want others to see (the shadow). She will also walk you through a guided imagery experience. The e…
 
Happy Solstice - in Santa Barbara, we are welcoming Summer this weekend with a colorful & creative people-powered parade (no motors, no corporate branding) that draws tens of thousands to State Street to see the spectacle, followed by a celebration in the park. Wherever you are this weekend, consider taking time to mark this major turning point of …
 
If a summer (or longer) romance sounds enticing to you - tune-in to this advice from Lisa Amador of Amador Matchmaking. In this episode she urges listeners to get clear on their goals - What are your deal breakers? What you HAVE to have (or cannot have) in a mate? - then get out into the world to start meeting others. The suggested essential oils t…
 
One of my best friends always said 'gratitude is the grease' that helps you attain your desires. So, why is giving thanks so powerful? My guest Jacque Book, a mindset coach who speaks on gratitude and mindfulness explains the power of gratitude - and how important it is to speak about what you DO want, and not about what you don't. Jacque shares a …
 
My friends who have migraines tell me they can be so severe they are throwing up, or bed ridden. How do migraines differ from other kinds of headaches? And, what are the latest treatments and alternative remedies being used to treat the discomfort? In this episode, I speak with Dr. Adam Harcourt of Imagine X Functional Neurology in Santa Barbara, t…
 
Are you feeling it? Exhausted, unmotivated, cynical, and just not into the daily grind? It could be burnout. This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified burnout as an occupational hazard. Now what? We're clearly living in stressful times, so working at least a little time for self care and joy into daily life can help to keep you heal…
 
Discover how to use sound - and silence - to lead you into relaxation. I speak with producer Richard "Wolfie" Wolf about how meditating has supported him in his career as an Emmy-Award-Winning music composer for TV and Film. Wolf is the author of "In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness." He also teaches mindfulness to students at USC's Thornto…
 
"Wonder" is the theme of this year's Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration, June 21-23, 2019. The annual event attracts thousands of locals and out-of-towners welcoming the warm-weather season with a childlike sense of creativity and awe. It's a great place to get in touch with your inner child. Pali X Mano, a local artist who lends his creativ…
 
Whether you're a seasoned dating pro - or single and looking to meet someone new, take in these tips from Lisa Amador of Amador Matchmaking. Lisa is Santa Barbara's matchmaker - and she's also a dating coach. In this podcast she'll offer advice on photos for your dating profile, what to include - and what to definitely leave out - when writing your…
 
Energy healing - what is it, and is it something anyone can learn to do? I posed this question to my guest, Dani Antman, author of Wired for God: Adventures of a Jewish Yogi." Dani is a Santa Barbara based energy healer. She's internationally known and has trained for years in her craft. She shares information on her work and how everything in the …
 
Earth Day is being celebrated at festivals and events around the world. Did you know that Earth Day began in Santa Barbara, CA? It's true. Following a massive oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, concerned community members rallied to help clean up the coastline, and set guidelines to protect the environment. The activism led to the crea…
 
Keep stress at bay by simplifying your life. In this episode, I encourage you to cut out unnecessary things from daily life - whether it's too many activities/meetings or household & personal care products that could be harmful to your health and well being. You might shop organic - but, do you ever think about the ingredients in the personal care …
 
Spring Cleaning is a tradition for some. But, as you clean your surroundings - do you ever think about cleaning Yourself? Consider using this season of rebirth (and new moon on April 5) to detox your body, or weed your mind garden. In this podcast, I offer ideas for detoxing using a line of wellness vitamin supplements & essential oils that are pur…
 
Wednesday is the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere - and, this year there's an added bonus. A full moon coincides with the equinox. In fact - it's a Super Full Moon -where the moon appears extra large in the sky because it's closer than usual to earth. The Equinox - a time of equal light & darkness - is one of four turning points of the yea…
 
Do you have a Dream? The stars will be aligning on this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday to assist you in anchoring your dreams and goals. In this podcast, I'll share with you tips for setting goals and intentions during the full moon lunar eclipse and supermoon, which will be visible on the west coast of the USA and all across north a…
 
So many of us are often thinking of the past or projecting into the future, but being in the moment is where you have the power to guide your destiny. In this episode of my 'Rituals' series, I speak with Santa Barbara TV news reporter Tracy Lehr, of KEYT News. In order for her to do her job of reporting the news on a tight deadline, Lehr says a key…
 
Musician and recording engineer Mike de Martino was introduced to Reiki when he was recovering from cancer treatment. Since then, he's become a practitioner of the natural healing modality, and works with a group that offers no-cost reiki sessions to the public in Ventura County. In this podcast, Mike explains what reiki is - and how he went from b…
 
Whether you're giving a speech or public presentation, or just want to glide through your day with more grace and ease, these Rituals for Confidence can help. Author, hypnotist and public speaker Nancy Segal shares simple techniques you can do to help you to feel more confident. Nancy also shares powerful tips for turning your self-talk into succes…
 
Tradition says that it's easier to make contact with souls who have crossed over to the other side around this time of year. It's Interesting that different cultures celebrate similar traditions like Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and All Saints Day in late October and early November. In this podcast, I offer tips for connecting with loved ones on t…
 
A few minutes of quiet reflection can support you throughout the day. And, developing a simple practice can help you to get in touch with inner guidance and the things that are most important to you. In this podcast my friend Paula Lopez Ochoa, a media personality and Santa Barbara Realtor, shares her rituals for reflection, and how it helps her be…
 
Listening to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford share excruciating details of the night she was pushed into a bedroom and assaulted by two teenage boys at a house party when she was 15 years old is triggering memories in a lot of women who can relate to her story. Dr. Deborah Smilovitz Foster, a psychologist in Santa Barbara, shares ideas for how to work th…
 
You may enjoy being busy, but in stressful times, some of us are finding that less is more. Cutting down on unnecessary demands and commitments could is a good way to nurture yourself and actually can improve productivity. In this podcast, my friend Paula Lopez Ochoa, a Santa Barbara Realtor and busy mom and grandma offers her secrets for how to ke…
 
There can be so much more to eating than rushing through meals, or eating when you aren't even hungry, or choosing the wrong foods, or, (if you are like me) not even knowing what I want to eat when you get too hungry. Petra Beumer of the Mindful Eating Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, joins me with her powerful tips for Mindful Eating. Petra says th…
 
How well do you take care of yourself? Emotionally, I mean. Many people (often women) are great at taking care of others - but fall short when it comes to giving themselves the same loving care as they are sharing. In this podcast, I speak with Petra Beumer of the Mindful Eating Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Petra coaches her clients on how to nu…
 
I'm super excited to share with you this simple technique for relaxation, which blends the soothing aroma of an essential oil blend with a brief guided meditation. I'd like to introduce you to my good friend and partner, Dr. Ken Pfeiffer -- Hi there, I am Doctor Ken Pfeiffer, a psychologist. If you suffer from stress or anxiety, or any associated h…
 
Today I'm sharing with you one of my all-time favorite Young Living products, Genesis body lotion. Whatever you rub onto your skin is absorbed into your body and bloodstream - so when you use lotions and other products that contain synthetic fragrances or toxic ingredients you are putting your health at risk. Just because a product is on a store sh…
 
Wouldn't you rather put your energy into staying well rather than battling illness or disease? That's why I have switched out chemical-laden and synthetic personal care, supplements and cleaning products for similar products infused with pure essential oils. Essential oils support every system in your body including bones, brain, muscles, respirato…
 
Essential oils have been used to support wellness and kill germs and bacteria throughout history. This was demonstrated powerfully in the 1300s, when millions of people were dying from The Plague, one of the worst pandemics in human history. During this time, a band of innovative robbers used a blend of clove, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary and cinnam…
 
Breathing, we all do it - and, at times, we may have a harder time than others keeping our lungs, throat and sinuses in optimum health. Essential oils, whether applied directly to skin, inhaled, or diffused with a cold air diffuser, can be very effective in supporting respiratory health. I'm in Santa Barbara, where several homes have burned down in…
 
Vitamins and supplements, along with eating right, exercise and rest, play a big part in a wellness routine. And, not all supplements are created equal! That's why I shop at AromaThrive.com for my vitamins and wellness products. Young Living oversees all steps of production of their quality vitamins and supplements to Super B, Super C, MultiGreens,…
 
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