144 episodes

The Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast brings you conversations with local holistic wellness experts in the Minneapolis/St Paul area so you can get to know local practitioners and discover what's possible with a holistic approach to your wellbeing.

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The Well Connected Twin Cities Podcast brings you conversations with local holistic wellness experts in the Minneapolis/St Paul area so you can get to know local practitioners and discover what's possible with a holistic approach to your wellbeing.

    Ep 143 The Pillars and Potential of Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Mark Stephany

    Ep 143 The Pillars and Potential of Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Mark Stephany

    Conversation with Dr. Mark Stephany discussing why one should care about their health and take ownership of it through the power of lifestyle as medicine.

    Topics of Discussion:
    -Overlap between the traditional medical space and lifestyle medicine
    -Understanding the Lifestyle Determinants (Pillars) of Health
    -Differences between functional medicine and lifestyle medicine

    Dr. Mark Stephany is a board-certified internal medicine physician and American College of Lifestyle Medicine-certified diplomat who has practiced hospital-based medicine for 12 years. The choice for Dr. Mark to lead a healthier life came down to two reasons. One, if he was going to tell his patients to eat better and exercise more, he'd better be practicing what he preached. And two, since he didn't have the best genetics when it came to cardiovascular disease, he did not want to put his family through what he saw his parents and grandparents deal with as it related to their health and happiness. He chose to practice lifestyle medicine because it gives him the opportunity to make a world of difference in other people’s lives within the space of just a few sessions.

    Links:
    Website: Sound Lifestyle Medicine
              Book a Consultation
    Podcast: Sound Lifestyle Medicine Podcast
    Lifestyle Medicine Information: American College of Lifestyle Medicine
    Dr. Mark Stephany's Book: Sovereign Health: Reclaim Your Health and Your Life

    Thank you to our sponsors Human Powered Health, The Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda and Harvest Health & Wellbeing that make this episode possible.


    Well Connected Twin Cities is connecting you with local health and wellness professionals in your community. Discover what's possible by surfing the directory, taking a class, or attending the next event.

    http://wellconnectedtwincities.com/
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    • 36 min
    Ep 142 Holistic Business Coaching for Highly Sensitive People with Mira Binzen

    Ep 142 Holistic Business Coaching for Highly Sensitive People with Mira Binzen

    Conversation with Mira Binzen about the integration of yoga therapy and business coaching to shift the mindset of highly sensitive people.


    Topics of Discussion:
    -Leadership style of highly sensitive people
    -Benefits of integrating yoga therapy and business coaching
    -Varieties of entrepreneurial stages that benefit from coaching

    Mira is on a mission to empower highly sensitive people with greater understanding, practical tools and support for their unique way of being in the world while building a business they love. Through a framework of Yoga therapy, Ayurveda, engaged community and holistic lifestyle, Mira brings 30 years of running her own businesses and decades of "down the rabbit hole research" into modern marketing, online course creation, mindset and strategies and has translated it for the unique needs and interests of highly sensitive people.

    Free Quiz:
    Highly sensitive person (HSP) is a personality trait. About 20% of the world's population has this trait. Do you? Take this quiz to find out.

    The Collective:
    A 9-month small group coaching program to help you grow your business in alignment with your highly sensitive nature.
    You get a plan and a process, direct support from Mira and curated content with no need to go down the rabbit hole of all that business advice out there that’s not made for you. Find out more here.

    Links:
    LinkedIn
    Website
    Previous Podcast with Mira! Ep 84 Anxious to Awesome, Practices for Whole Families 


    Well Connected Twin Cities is connecting you with local health and wellness professionals in your community. Discover what's possible by surfing the directory, taking a class, or attending the next event.

    http://wellconnectedtwincities.com/
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    • 24 min
    Ep 141 Somatic Experiencing with Breathwork & Movement with Kim Lovejoy

    Ep 141 Somatic Experiencing with Breathwork & Movement with Kim Lovejoy

    Conversation with Kim Lovejoy about the integration of somatic experiencing and breathwork.

    Topics of Discussion:
    -Transition from talk therapy to breathwork.
    -The body's need to mobilize energy in order to regulate the nervous system.
    -Intersection between somatic experiencing and breathwork

    Kim Lovejoy has a passion for dancing with others in the healing spaces between the magical, spiritual and science through somatic experiencing, breathwork and energy healing. She has a respect for the innate healing wisdom held within the body & soul and she loves supporting others in reconnecting with their true self through compassion, humor and self love. 

    As a somatic (body-based) therapist, Kim Lovejoy is interested in how to truly support the nervous system so that we can find a more regulated and grounded state of being. She has found breathwork to be a powerful tool to help move energy through the nervous system so it doesn't become overwhelming or stagnant. As we are able to move energy we create more capacity to experience the vast array of feelings and sensations that come with being fully alive.

    In addition to her individual work, Kim has a passion for healing in community and holds monthly breathwork circles in the Twin Cities and facilitates breathwork at destination retreats throughout the year.

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    Well Connected Twin Cities is connecting you with local health and wellness professionals in your community. Discover what's possible by surfing the directory, taking a class, or attending the next event.

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    • 28 min
    Ep 140 A Radical Health Clinic Model for Whole Person Care with Dr. Susan Quigley

    Ep 140 A Radical Health Clinic Model for Whole Person Care with Dr. Susan Quigley

    Discussion with Dr. Susan Quigley regarding her practice, SuNu Wellness Center, whose health clinic model encourages authentic referrals and collaborative whole person care.

    Topics of Discussion:
    -The mission behind SuNu Wellness Center, a collaborative health clinic
    -The range of services and practitioners available at SuNu
    -Tips and practices to begin practicing holistic care at home

    Dr. Susan Quigley (She/Her) is the owner and founder of SuNu Wellness Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology/Human Physiology at Northern Michigan University. In 2009, Susan obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN.

    Dr. Susan has expanded her knowledge through hands-on training and seminars with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is also certified in Breech Balancing Technique through Northern Lights Wellness Professional Education, and the Webster Technique. She has also had additional training with Gail Tully of Spinning Babies ®. Additionally, Dr. Susan is trained in Quantum Integration Technique, a muscle testing practice that can help chiropractic adjustments by supporting the different organ systems of the body.

    She is driven to empower and educate her clients on the importance of self-care and using food as medicine to heal. She is passionate about achieving a balanced nervous system through Chiropractic care in combination with other modalities.

    SuNu Wellness Center has been her lifelong dream — to form a collaborative of skillful and genuine practitioners where healing is the primary intention. Dr. Susan is so proud of the space that SuNu has become — beautiful, sacred, and full of heart.

    When not at SuNu, she is studying the healing arts, working in her regenerative garden, or spending time in nature. She enjoys biking around the lakes, taking hikes in the woods, being on her yoga mat, and traveling with her family.

    Dr. Susan currently sees patients at SuNu's Minnetonka location.
    Schedule a visit now! Mention the podcast for $25 off your first visit to SuNu!

    Social Media:
    Sunu Wellness Website
    SuNu Wellness Instagram
    SuNu Wellness Facebook

    Dr. Susan Quigley's Instagram



    Well Connected Twin Cities is connecting you with local health and wellness professionals in your community. Discover what's possible by surfing the directory, taking a class, or attending the next event.

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    • 25 min
    Ep 139 The Practical Application and Magic of Shamanism with Dr. Karen Lawson

    Ep 139 The Practical Application and Magic of Shamanism with Dr. Karen Lawson

    Conversation with Dr. Karen Lawson about the relevance of Shamanism and Shamanic journeys in modern day.

    Topics of Discussion:
    -Shamanism and its practical application in today's world
    -Practicing Shamanism without crossing the line of cultural appropriation
    -Shamanic lifeway supporting environmental wellbeing

    Karen Lawson, MD, ABIHM, NBC-HWC, is the founder and CEO of IHWC Productions, a consulting company that works with programs and individuals to advance and expand training in Integrative Health Coaching and Holistic Healthcare.

    She served as the founder and Director of Integrative Health Coaching at the University of Minnesota from 2005-2022. She is a physician, board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine; the 2004-2005 Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association, and a founding Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Karen is a founding board member of the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (www.nbhwc.org ). A published author and researcher, she speaks nationally to diverse audiences on the power of holistic health care practices and integrative health coaching. 
    Karen has been a student of shamanism and shamanic healing for over 30 years, with a special interest in the roles of ritual, dance, yoga, and nature for healing and wellbeing. Over the last 20 years, Karen taught the UMN graduate course Foundations of Shamanism, and lead shamanic journeying at Pathways: A Healing Center. She’s had the privilege of leading students in immersive learning experiences on the sacred land at Martell’s Landing since 2014.

    Karen is a dancer at heart, has had a 30-year yoga practice, and has completed a 230 hr. yoga teacher training.

    Learn more & register for the upcoming shamanic retreat.


    Resources mentioned on the episode:
    https://noetic.org/
    https://www.shamanism.org/
    https://www.sandraingerman.com/

    Literature:
    The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
    Shamanic Journeying by Sandra Ingerman



    Well Connected Twin Cities is connecting you with local health and wellness professionals in your community. Discover what's possible by surfing the directory, taking a class, or attending the next event.

    http://wellconnectedtwincities.com/
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    • 40 min
    Ep 138 Brainspotting and Open Floor to Heal Mind, Body, and Soul with Cori Hildebrandt

    Ep 138 Brainspotting and Open Floor to Heal Mind, Body, and Soul with Cori Hildebrandt

    Interview with Cori Hildebrandt about the uses of Brainspotting and mindful movement to allow individuals to face challenges and feel more present.

    Topics of Discussion:
    -Science behind Brainspotting and its uses as an alternative to talk therapy
    -The differences between EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy and Brainspotting
    -Connection between Brainspotting and Open Floor, a mindful movement modality

    Cori Hildebrandt, owner of CorianderLivingCollective.com based out of River Falls, WI is licensed to practice counseling and psychotherapy in MN and WI. She is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting Therapist. She is an Open Floor International Teacher-in-Training. She is a lover of variety, simple pleasures, gathering pearls of joy, and wandering this big, bad, beautiful earth. Coriander Living Collective’s mission is: Encouraging life satisfaction through connection to self, others, and the world by embracing one’s humanity and lifestyle with insight, intention, and action through psychotherapy & counseling, workshops & retreats, and collective growth practices.

    Links: 
    Coriander Living Collective - Learn MoreWorkshops & RetreatsPsychology Today - Cori HildebrandtEMDR International Association - Cori HildebrandtBrainspotting InformationOpen FloorSocial Media Links:
    FacebookLinkedIn

    Well Connected Twin Cities is connecting you with local health and wellness professionals in your community. Discover what's possible by surfing the directory, taking a class, or attending the next event.

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    • 33 min

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