31 episodes

I am Allison Chawla, I am a New York based social worker, therapist, media contributor and writer. I have been working in the healing professions for nearly two decades and am trained and licensed in both eastern and western modalities for mental health management and healing. At a young age, I knew that I was designed and destined to support others and to act as voice for those struggling to execute their own.
Through this series of interviews, discussions, and heartfelt conversations; I strive to bring forth insight, hope, support, stories of inspiration and recovery, and of course some occasional collective tears and laughter.
I love working with others and especially love hearing about the lives and stories of others. I could not feel more honored to sit and talk with the wonderful individuals who are a part of this show ‘Talk To Allison’ and I am hoping that I will one day get the chance to talk to you.

Talk to Allison Radio Free Rhinecliff

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

I am Allison Chawla, I am a New York based social worker, therapist, media contributor and writer. I have been working in the healing professions for nearly two decades and am trained and licensed in both eastern and western modalities for mental health management and healing. At a young age, I knew that I was designed and destined to support others and to act as voice for those struggling to execute their own.
Through this series of interviews, discussions, and heartfelt conversations; I strive to bring forth insight, hope, support, stories of inspiration and recovery, and of course some occasional collective tears and laughter.
I love working with others and especially love hearing about the lives and stories of others. I could not feel more honored to sit and talk with the wonderful individuals who are a part of this show ‘Talk To Allison’ and I am hoping that I will one day get the chance to talk to you.

    Spice Up Your life

    Spice Up Your life

    Maya Kaimal Chef, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder, Chief Culinary & Creative Officer personally oversees the creation and curation of her entire collection. Maya’s passion for food and cooking blossomed at a young age. From watching Julia Child’s The French Chef with her mother, Lorraine, to tasting her father Chandran’s vibrant South Indian dishes, coconut milk-laced fish curries, and tamarind-tangy lentil stews; Maya’s interest in food peaked. Her curiosity in spice, taste and cooking developed during trips to her father’s home in Kerala as Maya learned to cook with her Aunty Kamala. in this episode Maya shares how her life is dedicated to bringing traditional homestyle Indian flavors into your kitchen, how her products are created to pair perfectly with the food you already love and already know how to make. She also brings exciting news of her new cookbook available to everyone soon!

    Produced by Matty Rosenberg and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff

    • 59 min
    Support For The Journey. When Yoga Meets Justice

    Support For The Journey. When Yoga Meets Justice

    Sondra Loring, the creator of Sadhana Yoga joins us with two yoga practitioners and teachers; Elle Renaldo and Lea Bender to share how they bring their teachings and practices not only into the yoga studio, but to rehabilitation centers, prisons and corrections facilities. These three women devote their teachings, energy and time to help individuals practice yoga, heal, find peace, grow, and even become yoga instructors themselves while in treatment or while incarcerated. This trio of healers also explain how yoga isn’t just about flexibility, but even more so about multiple areas of strength and calming the spirit and mind. They will inspire you, motivate you, make you laugh, and remind you that it is the simple things like love, that make life worth living.

    Produced by Matty Rosenberg and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff

    Great sex and why it matters for your mental health

    Great sex and why it matters for your mental health

    Psychiatrist & Sex Therapist Elisabeth Gordon M.D. who holds a private practice in New York City, provides a “sex positive, integrative psychiatric approach for adults of all ages to help with sexual difficulties in all forms.” In this episode, she talks with us about all things sexual health! Some of the highlights include what makes for a great sex life (hint- it’s not as complicated as you may fear) and provides tips for how to get one. This information is great because she also goes through why sexual satisfaction and pleasure is important for your health and longevity.

    Produced by Matty Rosenberg and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff

    Beauty Is Beyond Skin Deep

    Beauty Is Beyond Skin Deep

    Liudmila Bakhmat who was born in Belarus, tells us of how she left home alone at 16 to travel the world as a successful model, how she then found her calling to attend the prestigious Colombia University in Manhattan to become a social worker and psychotherapist, and how she has done it all as a mother of three children.

    Produced by Matty Rosenberg and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff

    The Toy Lady

    The Toy Lady

    Here in the town of Rhinebeck New York lies a small but magical toy shop with a name that perfectly narrates the enchantment it brings each patron when they visit while walking through town. Land of Oz is a special shop kept and cultivated by a special lady. With a background and story you will find inspiring, Elena Rose tells us of her journey to bringing joy to others, why playing with toys is important for children and their development, and the level of creativity and time that really goes into curating such a warm and friendly little shop that has something for everyone.

    This podcast is produced by Radio Free Rhinecliff https://www.radiofreerhinecliff.org

    Shrinks and Drinks prepare you for Thanksgiving

    Shrinks and Drinks prepare you for Thanksgiving

    The holidays can be hard for many. Reuniting with family can bring up a number of feelings and memories. Don't beat yourself up and do not feel alone if these gathering cause you anxiety and stress. Everyone's favorite therpist, John Nathan, is here to provide comfort, reassurance and even a plan to get you through Thanksgiving. In a better than ever episode, John Nathan will leave you feeling full of hope, forgiveness, self love and gratitude.

    Produced by Matty Rosenberg and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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Difficult Topics Beautifully Discussed

Psychotherapist and healing expert Allison Chawla talks to a diverse and entertaining assortment of guests. In each episode, I learn something powerful. Allison connects to her listeners with real talk yet empathy. I especially enjoyed the episode with her daughters! Thank you, Allison, for allowing us to listen in on meaningful and thought-provoking conversations.

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