19 episodes

Head to Heart is a podcast series of conversational interviews, driven by our approach of data-driven analysis, life-accumulated wisdom, and insatiable curiosity, in order to help people live their most fulfilling life. Hosted by Dan Noonan and Drea Hemmer.

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Head to Heart is a podcast series of conversational interviews, driven by our approach of data-driven analysis, life-accumulated wisdom, and insatiable curiosity, in order to help people live their most fulfilling life. Hosted by Dan Noonan and Drea Hemmer.

    Reflecting Back and Planning Forward (Season 1 End) - S1E18

    Reflecting Back and Planning Forward (Season 1 End) - S1E18

    We've come to the end of season one, and there's so much that has shown up! We truly are SO grateful that you've been a part of our journey. We couldn't have done it without you! 

    In this final episode of our first podcast season, you'll have a moment to reflect with us on the incredible guests and the "gems" they brought to Head to Heart. We are also going to let you in a little bit on what's to come in season two! We are excited to share what we are planning for our next season and need your continual feedback and engagement to make it even better than season one! 

    The one thing we want to encourage is the continual support of Head to Heart through social media. We are NOT going away in-between seasons! As we look to provide you with resources, education and anything else that can provide you with living a better life, we want to make sure we are engaging with you and getting your feedback to make this the best we possibly can. Please take the time to listen to previous episodes, subscribe so you don't miss new episodes, give us a rating or review and let us know what you like/want to know more about on social media! 

    We are so grateful to all that have helped make this podcast a reality and look forward to all that is to come! 



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    • 33 min
    Having The Courage To Be Curious - S1E17

    Having The Courage To Be Curious - S1E17

    There is so much power in becoming aware of your curiosity… and not only becoming aware of it, but starting to know how to use it as your superpower.

    Curiosity is a common theme that has showed up throughout many of our episodes. In this episode, we are talking about having the courage to be curious and the power that lies within it.

    In this episode, Dan and Drea walk through how to find your “why”, how to name your emotions and let them move through you, and what to do when you have an amygdala hijack. Get curious with this episode and learn how to get curious in life!



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    • 48 min
    How to Operate on Life with Dr. Peter T. Yu - S1E16

    How to Operate on Life with Dr. Peter T. Yu - S1E16

    This episode is with Dan's Best friend, Dr. Peter T. Yu! We discuss "How to Operate on Life" which encompasses everything from diet and exercise to learning how to align your goals.  

    Dr. Peter Yu is an accomplished pediatric surgeon with education and training from the finest institutions in the United States. This background and experience has translated into high-quality, effective care with a patient-centered and data-driven approach. He strongly believes that the key factors in an excellent surgical outcome are compassion, technical excellence and clear communication with patients, their families, his surgical team and referring physicians.

    Dr. Yu hails from St. Louis. He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University with an additional master’s degree in biology coursework at Washington University in St. Louis. His medical education was completed at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His internship, residency and research fellowship in general surgery were completed at UC San Diego, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Yu also completed fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board-certified in three specialties: general surgery, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Yu has secured research grants and has an extensive list of publications with a focus on outcomes research. He consistently presents lectures at national conferences and is a member of several professional associations dedicated to the advancement of surgical care for children. He completed a master’s degree of public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Dr. Yu is a compassionate physician dedicated to working together with community pediatricians to treat and heal the children of Orange County and beyond. His inpatient expertise spans the breadth of pediatric surgery, including fetal surgery, neonatal surgery and trauma, and his outpatient expertise includes thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, tumors, pediatric hernias, hydrocele and circumcision.

    Enjoy this episode! 



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    • 59 min
    Women’s Health and Wellness With McKenzie Joyner - S1E15

    Women’s Health and Wellness With McKenzie Joyner - S1E15

    McKenzie Joyner is a private chef, holistic nutritionist, yoga instructor & life coach.

    In this episode, we discuss how to have a healthy relationship with food, how a life coach can change your life, and how practicing wellness can make all the difference!

    McKenzie strives to help others live their best lives through food, mindset & movement. In her own words, McKenzie says, “I truly believe living a healthy life shouldn’t be complicated or hard. I believe in slowing down, getting back to our roots, eating real food & having true connections. I share simple tips on how to choose wholesome and nourishing foods to place on your plate. I showcase ways to shift your mindset so that your thoughts are working for you instead of against. I move with you to to lead by example on how to mindfully move your body.”

    We really enjoyed having McKenzie on our podcast and hearing all she had to share! The knowledge she shares can be easily understood and applied. We hope you enjoy this episode and everything we discuss! 



    Read McKenzie’s Full Bio here: https://sprouting-vitality.com

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Energy Formula With Shawn Wells - S1E14

    The Energy Formula With Shawn Wells - S1E14

    The Energy formula helps you discover the 6 foundational pillars to cultivate a more caring, compassionate, connected, unified and purpose-filled life. Order Shawn Wells book, the energy formula here: https://www.energyformula.com/#buy

    Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is an expert in the fields of performance nutrition, longevity, fitness and supplementation. He earned his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied nutritional biochemistry with a minor in exercise science. Shawn is a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked with celebrity clients and professional athletes.

    On the road to being dubbed “The World’s Greatest Formulator”, Biohacktivitst, and Keto Authority, Shawn faced and overcame significant obstacles with his own health—weight issues, depression, autoimmune conditions (Epstein-Barr, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), two cervical discs replacements, and a pituitary adenoma, which is a type of brain tumor. They say everything happens for a reason, and in Shawn’s case, his health problems led him down a winding path that required him to find science-based solutions, and they sparked his personal passion for biohacking.

    In the supplement industry, Shawn has held the titles of Director of Research and Development for Dymatize Nutrition® and Chief Scientific Officer for BioTrust Nutrition®. In addition to these appointments, Shawn is a co-founder of the popular patented ingredients TeaCrine® and Dynamine®, which are featured or used in over 300 products worldwide. He also has worked on patents on exogenous ketones, glucose tolerance agents, and more as the founding partner of the World’s Greatest Ingredients, LLC, alongside a team of PhDs and scientists.

    Shawn also is the CEO of Zone Halo Research, a consulting group for supplement formulations, sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, and regulatory/compliance work.

    Shawn proudly serves on the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN) editorial board, and he has co-written a chapter on creatine in the most recent ISSN textbook Sports Nutrition and Performance Enhancing Supplements. He was also named to the prestigious ISSN advisory board, as well as having received the honor of being named Fellow of the ISSN.



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    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Power of Lifting With Eric Cafferty - S1E13

    The Power of Lifting With Eric Cafferty - S1E13

    This episode will motivate and uplift you!

    Born and raised in Boise Idaho, Eric began competing in competitive sports from a very young age. In high school he began to devote the majority of his time to travel hockey as well as the weight room. Graduating high school a year yearly he began college to pursue a career in medicine. That all took a turn when he discovered competitive bodybuilding. Competing as a natural he won 5 teen titles in his first year competing. Along with attaining his bachelors of science in exercise physiology, bodybuilding opened the door to his passion for coaching. In 2015 after 7 years of coaching hundreds of successful physique athletes and powerlifters, he opened The Mecca Gym, a facility not only dedicated to improving public health and fitness but providing a facility suited toward coaching elite athletes, specifically physique athletes and competitive powerlifters. While his passion lies in individualized coaching, he has set out to advance elite level training and nutrition practices that can be utilized by anyone looking to improve their heath and fitness levels.

    Eric is also a Husband and Father and enjoys spending time in the Idaho outdoors. You will love this episode! Listen and enjoy!



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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Paul M2 ,

Holistic

I like the variety of topics they cover and the conversational interviews with individuals that are succeeding in there given pursuit. My favorite episode thus far is the one with Dr. Peter Yu.

love2travel82 ,

I look forward to listening every week!

This podcast is the perfect blend of clinical science, real life and discussing living with full heart and intention. The topics they discuss really resonate on a soul level and I am thankful they are being brought to the forefront of conversations! Thanks Dan & Drea!! ❤️

TLPuls ,

Stop and listen

If you need an uplifting listen, stop here and hear what these two and their guest have to say!
I look forward to every Monday where I can hear their latest episode

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