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Welcome to The Other Side of Potential podcast, hosted by Dr. Sharon Spano. Each episode explores the many complexities of our world that often disrupt our ability to effectively lead ourselves and others. 
Join Sharon in provocative conversations with cutting-edge trailblazers as they navigate The Art of High-Impact Leadership and how to move beyond the daily pressures of success to a place of radical abundance. 

The Other Side Of Potential Sharon Spano

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Welcome to The Other Side of Potential podcast, hosted by Dr. Sharon Spano. Each episode explores the many complexities of our world that often disrupt our ability to effectively lead ourselves and others. 
Join Sharon in provocative conversations with cutting-edge trailblazers as they navigate The Art of High-Impact Leadership and how to move beyond the daily pressures of success to a place of radical abundance. 

    Episode 280: The Energy of Firewalking with HeatherAsh Amara

    Episode 280: The Energy of Firewalking with HeatherAsh Amara

    Today’s episode is a slight departure from what we usually discuss on this show, as we pull back the curtain to reveal yet another avenue of unbridled potential. Today, we take a deep dive into the heart and relationships and specifically, how women can reclaim their stories and redirect their energies to where it matters most. 
    We are joined by the best-selling author, mentor, land steward, fire walker, and philanthropist (we could go on forever!), HeatherAsh Amara. HeatherAsh stands on a foundation of incredible tenacity and resilience as she pursues her calling of inspiring individuals, leaders, and communities to courageously face the contradictions, conflict, and chaos of these complicated times.  
    In today’s episode, we learn about the power of firewalking, the importance of travel and connecting with other cultures, how relationships hinge on the transference of energy, why we need to embrace other explanations of the human condition, and how to tend to our own fires to be able to shine bright for others.  
     
    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Some background on today’s guest, HeatherAsh Amara, starting with her firewalking journey.The underlying purpose of firewalking, and HeatherAsh’s summation of the experience.  Assessing the level of preparation that is needed for firewalking The ins and outs of the Warrior Goddess training and its expected outcomes.How our guest became a land steward and how this new role has affected her work.   What she’s learned from her travels and working with women from many different cultures. Her take on relationships and how that blends into the work that she does with women. The truth about energy, and not allowing the story to become your identity. 
    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Website: https://heatherashamara.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherashamara/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherashamara 
    X: https://twitter.com/HeatherAsh 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherash.amara/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/heatherashamara 
    Warrior Goddess: https://warriorgoddess.com/ 
    Out of the Fire: https://heatherash.substack.com/ 
    Books: https://www.amazon.com/stores/HeatherAsh-Amara/author/B003LHNEA2 
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/heatherashamara 


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    X: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 52 min
    Episode 279: Gasping for Air with Dana Diaz

    Episode 279: Gasping for Air with Dana Diaz

    Narcissistic abuse is a pervasive and insidious form of mistreatment that can have profound and lasting effects on its victims. Escaping the clutches of narcissistic abuse is no easy feat. It requires unraveling the twisted patterns, seeking support from allies, and setting personal boundaries.
    Joining us today is Dana Diaz, author of Gasping for Air, to help us unpack the dangers of a narcissistic relationship. As a proud voice for fellow victims, Dana is dedicated to creating awareness and understanding, ensuring that those unable, afraid, or ashamed to share their experiences receive the support they need. 
    In this powerful episode, we delve into the harrowing world of narcissistic abuse through the lens of her personal experiences and explore the grip it holds on its victims. Join us as we unravel the intricate patterns of manipulation, control, deflection, and emotional exploitation that characterize narcissistic relationships.


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    What narcissistic abuse is and why not all narcissists are bad.The physiological impacts of an abusive relationship on the body.Hear about the moment she realized she was in a narcissistic relationship.Learn about the difference between overt and covert narcissism. Discover the symptoms of a narcissistic relationship.Strategies to navigate and survive a narcissistic relationship.How the relationship with her ex-husband has impacted their son.Dana unpacks a unique manipulation tactic used by narcissists. Insights into typical narcissistic behaviors.Valuable advice for people who are in narcissistic relationships.

    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Website: https://danasdiaz.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danas.diaz/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanaSDiazAuthor
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Gasping-Air-Stranglehold-Narcissistic-Abuse/
    Blog: https://danasdiaz.com/blog/
    Email: info@danasdiaz.com


    Links Mentioned:
    Episode 273: https://www.sharonspano.com/episode-273-a-deeper-understanding-of-narcissism-with-susan-schwartz-ph-d/
    Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    X: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 51 min
    Episode 278: Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Keith Day

    Episode 278: Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Keith Day

    Now more than ever, we need to advocate for our own health and self-care. Similarly, we need to look out for those closest to us and prepare ourselves for when we might need to step up and support them, be it an aging parent or a friend who's been diagnosed with a chronic health condition.
     
     Our guest today is Keith Day, a medical consultant, also known as the Neuropathy Warrior. A dedicated thought leader and founder of Neuropathy Truth, Keith has over two decades of personal experience battling peripheral neuropathy. His unique blend of first-hand experience and expert knowledge has made him a beacon of hope for others struggling with similar conditions.
     
     Listening in, you’ll hear Keith’s thoughts on living with peripheral neuropathy, how he put his neuropathy into remission, what we can do to support anyone struggling with this condition, and much more. To hear this insightful conversation with a resilient advocate, be sure to tune in!


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    A breakdown of the different types of neuropathy.The symptoms of neuropathy and the diseases that can cause it.Unpacking the differences between acute and chronic inflammation.How Keith treats his clients and how he helps them put their neuropathy into remission.An overview of the five stages of neuropathy.Keith’s approach to pharmaceuticals and treating the cause of neuropathy.How to increase blood flow and decrease inflammation.The key role of nitric oxide and how to increase it through your diet.Advice on how to do mild exercise when you have neuropathy.Keith’s insights on Type 2 diabetes and its relationship to neuropathy.How Keith educates his patients and what you can expect if you reach out to him.Advice on what to be aware of when looking for healthcare providers and treatment.The protocol that helps neuropathy patients go off medication.

    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Website: https://neuropathywarrior.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-day-4bbb21143/
    Phone Number: 205-206-7542


    Links Mentioned:
    Peripheral Neuropathy | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    SuperBeets


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    X: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 45 min
    Episode 277: Taking Control of Your Health with Darlene Greene

    Episode 277: Taking Control of Your Health with Darlene Greene

    Caring for a loved one with a chronic or degenerative health condition is a heart-wrenching process. And, if you are struggling with your own chronic health difficulties, the challenges can seem insurmountable.
    That was the experience of today’s guest, Darlene Greene, who had to start caring for her husband when he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, while also battling her own debilitating ailments. 
     
     Having been let down by Western medicine on multiple occasions, Darlene was no stranger to alternative medicine and was willing to try every option out there. But, it was only upon discovering LifeWave technology that she saw a marked improvement, not just in her husband’s health, but in her own health as well.
     
     In today’s conversation with Darlene, we learn about her health struggles, the various ways that Western medicine failed her and her husband, and how LifeWave’s stem cell activation patch changed their lives. Join us to learn more about the fascinating findings of stem cell research, and discover how this technology can help everyone improve their emotional and physical health!


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Darlene’s career as a Navy Commander and her various executive leadership roles.Being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and other subsequent health issues.How Western medicine failed her and her ensuing exploration of alternative treatments.The devastating news of her husband’s early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis.Why there was nothing Western medicine could do for her husband.What made them try LifeWave’s stem cell activation patch and the astonishing results.The essential role of stem cells in your body and how they diminish as we age.How LifeWave patches regenerate your stem cells.The research underpinning LifeWave products, and the results seen among users.How the medical establishment prevents people from learning about these advancements.Why we need to be educated consumers and advocates for our own health.Darlene’s recommendations for LifeWave patches and the one known contra-indication.How you can contact Darlene and get her expert assistance as a LifeWave consultant.
    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Website: https://iamreverseaging.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darlenegreene/
    Email: darlenegreene@mac.com


    Links Mentioned:
    LifeWave
    How to Reverse Aging: A Comprehensive Guide to Copper Peptides


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    X: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 42 min
    Episode 276: Burnout and Building Resilience with Gary Simonds

    Episode 276: Burnout and Building Resilience with Gary Simonds

    When you’re in the midst of burnout, it can be difficult to recognize the signs and take action. Things may feel the same, but with a depleted amount of overall energy to take on what you normally would. So how can we learn to recognize the signs of burnout? And how can we build resilience in the process?
     
     Joining us today to discuss this complex topic is Dr. Gary Simonds, who, for the past 14 years, has immersed himself in the study of burnout and building resilience. He’s the author of three books on the subject, namely, Building Resilience in Neurosurgical Residents, The Thriving Physician, and Thriving in Healthcare. 
     
    Having spent the bulk of his career as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Simonds is no stranger to the toll that this type of work can take on healthcare workers. Tuning in you’ll hear him expand on the nature of burnout, why it can be so difficult to recognize, and what we can do to build resilience. To hear his insights on this complicated subject, and his advice on how to address it, be sure to tune in today!


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Why burnout isn’t a binary condition, but rather, exists on a spectrum.Indicators of burnout that Dr. Simonds learned to recognize in his peers.A breakdown of how burnout affected his team.How he helped them build resilience in weekly meetings over many months.The transformative impact that building resilience had on his team.Why repetition, consistency, and offering a range of methods are key to building resilience.Unpacking the impact the COVID pandemic had on the healthcare industry.What you can do to combat burnout at an individual level in the absence of systemic reforms.Training students to deliver compassionate care with resilience.Why finding meaning in your work acts as an antidote to burnout.How being resilient can have a positive effect on the resilience of others.Dr. Simonds's foray into fiction and how he got the idea for his book Death’s Pale Flag.The courage, grace, and humanity of his patients and their families (and why they never fail to inspire him).
    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Website: https://garyrsimonds.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-simonds-5b0225a/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garyrsimonds/
    X: https://twitter.com/garyrsimonds
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garyrsimonds


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    X: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 59 min
    Episode 275: The Dynamics of Working Relationships with Mark Monchek

    Episode 275: The Dynamics of Working Relationships with Mark Monchek

    There’s an old saying that goes, “Some people are there for a reason, some are there for a season, and some are there for a lifetime." People come and go as we evolve, change directions, or change jobs, but relationships remain an important part of who we are and how we live our lives. 
    In today’s monthly episode with Mark Monchek, business consultant and Founder of Opportunity Lab, our focus is all about relationships; how they evolve, deepen, and more specifically, how working relationships have drastically changed since the pandemic.
    Join the conversation as we dive into the importance of just hanging out, being aware of your intentions when connecting, cultivating the skill and awareness of curiosity in your relationships, and why you need to be diligent in your ability to be truly present in any given moment!


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Mark’s perspective on how work relationships have evolved since 2020.Thoughts on the importance of “just hanging out.”Ideas to help you go deeper with your relationships.How to be intentional about connection and not just get what you want out of a moment. Challenges and opportunities for establishing connections.The practice of being fully present in any given moment.Cultivating the skill and awareness of curiosity in relationships.How to strike up a conversation with someone wearing headphones. Mark’s final insights and thoughts on today’s topic of discussion. 

    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Website: https://opplab.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmonchek/ 
    X: https://twitter.com/MarkMonchek 


    Links Mentioned:
    Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time
    Episode 274: Sharon Spano’s New Year Solocast: 7 Strategies to Start 2024 with a Bang!


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    X: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 34 min

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