The Dandelion Effect podcast is a space for organic conversation about the magic of living a connected life. Just like the natural world around us, we are all linked through an intricate web, a never-ending ripple that spans across the globe. Here, we explore the ideas that our guests carry through the world, remember who and what inspired them along the way, and uncover the seeds that helped them blossom into their unique version of this human experience.
Matthew Marsolek: Music is Your Birthright
Born into a family of musicians and artists, Matthew Marsolek has been at the forefront of the North American hand drumming movement since the 1990s. He’s the band leader of the Drum Brothers world percussion group, and has facilitated hundreds of...
Matt Kuntz: Redefining Our Understanding of Mental Health
Matt Kuntz is the Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness in Montana, the nation’s largest grassroots organization, supporting, educating and advocating for people with mental illnesses and their families. He is also an Army veteran,...
Baxter Bell & Melina Meza: Sleep, Setting Boundaries and Seasonal Wellness
Baxter Bell, MD, is a certified Yoga Therapist, medical acupuncturist, co-author of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging, and former family doctor of 14 years. He teaches public yoga classes, is on the faculty for several teacher trainings around the...
Allison Radecki: For the Love of Food & Community
Allison Radecki is a food writer, culinary tour guide, a member of the first graduating class of Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, and dear friend of the Feathered Pipe. Able to converse and share recipes in a range of languages, she has spent...
Sarah Bergakker: Finding Purpose & True Resilience in the Pandemic
Sarah Bergakker is a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and the founder of Mooxli, a company dedicated to providing self-care resources and continuing education for healthcare workers. Mooxli is an acronym for 'MOve your mindset, OXygenate...
Dr. Daniel J. Libby: Mindful Resilience & the Healing Path Beyond Trauma
Dan Libby is a licensed clinical psychologist, yoga teacher and the Executive Director of Veterans Yoga Project, a national nonprofit based out of Northern California.Dan specializes in the integration of evidence-based psychotherapies and complementary...
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The Dandelion Effect offers a safe space for individual's to share their stories which allows the listener to take a deep dive with the guest into their journey. After which, you'll emerge with so many helpful gems and resources.
Vital Insights for Our Times
In an era when there is no shortage of great podcasts and most of us don't have time to listen to everythng our friends are recommending, finding a reliably refreshing source of insight into the kaleidoscope of issues around health, heart, and living in these times isn't easy. The Dandelion Effect podcast - the brainchild of the storied Feathered Pipe Foundation - is a real treasure. While the subjects covered are diverse, each one delivers information 100 percent relevant to the times we find ourselves in.
The host does a marvelous job of letting the guest's story remain front and center and asking the questions that are in my own head as I'm listening! At the end of each episode I always feel that it was time well invested. I always learn about some vital aspect of living a connected life from people with accumulated wisdom on everything from yoga and nutrition to mental health and the contours of human resilience.
Conspicuously devoid of confusing spiritual fluff - yet full of heart - the podcast episodes are refreshing for their qualities of groundededness and RELEVANCE to real human lives today.
It’s refreshing to listen to a podcast telling real stories of mindfulness making an impact on people dealing with real issues in today’s turbulent climate. It’s raw, it’s inspiring and I love it. ❤️