Entries by Tara

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Adverse Childhood Events and Holistic Healing with Niki Gratrix :074

Abundant Energy Expert Niki Gratrix shares how Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) are probably the most important root cause to address for true holistic wellness. Niki Gratrix, BA Dip ION NANP, is a nutritionist and energy expert who quickly realized that there was an emotional side to healing that was required in her clients for true […]

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Sunscreen – What This Mom of Four Chooses – Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship :066

Finding a sunscreen that is non-toxic and effective is so important to this mom of four, she tested 80 brands to set her – and hopefully your – mind at ease. Katie Kimball, founder and creator of the Kitchen Stewardship blog and Kids Cook Real Food e-course, teaches listeners how to choose between chemical and […]

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Follow Your Dreams – Author and Illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt :065

Children’s author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt shares how facing our fears is crucial to the true wellness that comes from following our dreams. Michelle Nelson-Schmidt is a children’s book author and illustrator who travels the nation teaching children how to face their fears, listen to their inner voices, be themselves despite what the world tells them, and […]

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Body-typing: Ancient Wisdom to Balance Mind, Body and Spirit :064

Body-typing is Tara’s interpretation and integration of the ancient wisdom of using constitutional analysis to understand oneself more deeply … and therefore gain awareness of how our own personal attributes can be used in the most productive way in order to create more peace with ourselves and with others. Tara Baklund, founder and creator of the […]

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How to Become a Wellness Coach and Nutrition and Herbal Professional with Lori Rose PhD :063

Becoming a Wellness Coach, Nutrition Professional and Herbalist are now easier and more affordable than ever! Lori Rose, PhD teaches a coarse at Hill College that offers training for credentials in all three of these professions and in this interview we get to learn about her and how her own struggle with weight loss and […]

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Flower Essences – Natural Remedies for Physical and Emotional Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle – with Loey Colebeck :061

Flower essences can gently and effectively help emotional and physical ailments This podcast has a particularly feminine vibe to it as Holistic Therapist and Accredited Flower Essence Therapist, Loey Colebeck shares about the healing powers of flower essences and as it applies to the menstrual cycle and women in particular. This is a branch of herbal medicine […]

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What is Acupuncture, Really? with Michael Max of the Everyday Acupuncture Podcast :059

The Acupuncturist who doesn’t like needles… helps Dispel some Acupuncture Myths My guest, acupuncturist and podcast host, Michael Max joins me to clarify what acupuncture is, and what it isn’t. Michael decided to study acupuncture, despite having a successful career in the technology industry, because of the dramatic effect it had on his chronic respiratory issues. […]

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Guro Rick Faye and Josh Prior of MKG Madison :058

MKG (Minnesota Kali Group) affiliated schools teach a variety of arts from Bruce Lee’s JKD; to Kali, Thai Boxing, Silat, Jiu Jitsu, CSW (wrestling) and focus on fitness, fun and function! Guro Rick (MKG Minneapolis,MN) and Josh (MKG Madison, WI) really hit it home on how these arts are great not only for physical health, but […]

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Natural Hangover Prevention and Remedies :054

Hangover as the Topic of a Wellness Site?   Of course! We all know that drinking too much (and some would say, taking in alcohol at all) is not a healthy practice. For many people, there will be that occasion that we do enjoy an alcoholic drink – and sometimes a bit too much! A […]

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Mindfulness Can be Easy (even for a busy working mom!) with Dr. Chantal Hofstee :052

Mindfulness can be achieved even by the busiest of people… A very busy person herself: a mom, wife, clinical psychologist, author… need I say more? Dr. Chantal shares what mindfulness has brought to her life and how she has been able to apply this practice without having to chime bells every hour or set aside […]

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Dina Amsterdam Founder of InnerYoga on “Embodied Presence,” Montessori and Leadership :051

Dina Amsterdam, founder of InnerYoga and so much more! “InnerYoga – How you meet life’s challenges and opportunities, on and off the mat. Awareness. Kindness. Breath. Ease. Courage.” Despite being involved in several projects, Dina teaches regular yoga classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, conducts InnerYoga teacher trainings, and is working on a couple of books. […]

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Herbalist Matthew Wood :050

In this interview herbalist Matthew Wood shares his journey to becoming a master herbalist Matthew is so passionate about plants, teaching and otherwise sharing his knowledge that we rarely get to here about him; how he was lead to and became an herbalist! He was gracious to spend some time for this interview and to […]

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How to Live Free of Medication: ADHD, Autism, Apraxia and Anxiety with Jennifer Kozek :049

ADHD, autism, and anxiety were familiar subjects to Jennifer Kozek, a board-certified psychotherapist. When her four year old son was diagnosed with severe anxiety, apraxia, ADD/ADHD and a Pervasive Developmental Disability (PDD), she became much more interested in how to treat him naturally, despite her medical training. In this podcast Jennifer shares her experience as a […]

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Healing PCOS Naturally, Spiritual Healing and More with Tanaaz Chubb of Forever Conscious :047

Tanaaz shares how the Process of Healing Herself Naturally from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) started her on the Wellness and Spiritual path On her website Forever Conscious, author Tanaaz writes on several intriguing subjects: Healing, Spiritual, Mindfulness, Astrology and Intuitive Readings. It’s a great place to begin or continue your interest in these topics. Her writing […]

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You are Not a Body-type :042

You are not a Body-type In my last post I explained what Body-typing IS, in this post I will describe what it IS NOT. Body-typing identifies patterns. It’s a way of describing. It’s not a label.  I help people understand their Body-type tendencies so they can break non-helpful habits, and adopt new ones that help them […]

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What is Body-typing? :041

Body-typing and Body-types have existed for thousands of years Traditionally, this ancient art was used to identify patterns. Observing common and uncommon patterns practitioners could identify which ailments and even the diseases that a person was more prone to and which of many remedies would be best suited for this particular type of person. Body-typing can be […]

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Getting Through a Sad Christmas :039

I Believe More People are Sad at Christmas than Will Admit Sad times seem to stem from one thing… death: death of loved ones, relationships, ideas of what could or should have been, death of the past. Christmas is about the celebration of LIFE. But like any good life lesson (and story), the potential for […]

5 Super Simple Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays :038

Overeating is so Easy to do During the Holiday If you find yourself overeating during the holidays, I’ve put together these 5 tips to help you out! It’s a slightly odd list with solutions that seem a bit too simple, but don’t let this fool you – this works!   5 Ways I Avoid Overeating […]

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Free Generation Naturals Founded by Angela Doyle :037

Angela Created Free Generation Naturals from the Desire to Have a Healthy Pregnancy and a Healthy Child Motivated to have a healthy pregnancy, fourteen years ago Angela Doyle created her own deodorants and now has a growing line of Free Generation Naturals products. Even having cancer as a teenager didn’t affect Angela’s awareness of the value […]

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Overcome Resistance on Your Health Journey :036

Resistance shows up in a number of ways on your Health Journey When you dedicate yourself to a healthier way of living, this first push-back you feel is you overcoming your own resistance. This is good because you will need the strength of overcoming your own resistance to overcome resistance from others.    Resistance from […]

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Embarrassed to Exercise :035

I remember what it feels like to be embarrassed to exercise It first started when I was in elementary school. I lacked coordinated, stamina, understanding of most games and even strategies. I didn’t want to take part in any physical activities, so it didn’t bother me to be chosen last to be on the team; […]

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Exercise: What’s right for Your Body? :034

You know how your body needs and wants to move… To exercise, it’s intuitive, but it may need some excavating to come out again. Which activities did you love as a child? Running, climbing, playing ball, dancing? This is a first big clue. Write these down! What did you love about these activities: being outside, […]

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Improve Your Health – Get Results! :033

Improve Your Health – it’s Simple! Ok, don’t kick me to the curb yet. I know when you’re in the midst of struggling with health issues this just does not seem true. I know that it may seem difficult. You may be able to count on all hands and feet how many diets and programs […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Help for Veterans (and everyone!) :032

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a very real thing for many individuals Nicole Lovald, a trained counselor, life coach, yoga teacher and yoga studio, owner shares in this interview how she was initiated into helping veterans (and civilians) with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Married to a service member, Nicole has a unique perspective and insight […]

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Remedy Infection and Exhaustion During Holiday Rush :031

Infection and exhaustion are rampant during this busy season In this discussion with Dr. Rory, a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Chiropractor in the western Twin Cities suburbs of Minnesota; we talk about the cause and remedies for these tiresome conditions. Watch or listen to the podcast for full enjoyment and education. Following is a summary […]

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What CAN You Do (about it)? :030

What CAN you do? I ask myself this when I feel stuck, when I feel that there are no more options- especially when I’m feeling sorry for myself. You know those times when you feel that you’re being challenged from all angles and by every situation in your life? When you feel pinned in a […]

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From Pain to Podcast :028

  To put it simply, Pain Inspired this podcast One thing I can say for sure; Your pain has a message for you! At a young age I had experienced the type of health challenges that people many times my age might face due to prolonged stress and abuse to their bodies. I’ve overcome the […]

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Lessons from my Bullies :027

I no longer curse my bullies – I thank them. The earliest bullies of my life taught me valuable lessons: There will always be an outside opinion… and it may not be true! Others’ behavior is more about them than it is about you It feels good to forgive before it seems necessary And most […]

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How to Deal with a Weight or Health Plateau :026

So, You’ve Hit a Plateau Your Wellness Journey has been trucking along, until now… It’s hard not to feel disappointment, frustration, even sadness. Things were going so well. You finally overcame addictions, well ingrained habits, even your own mental roadblocks!   When Your Health Seems at a Standstill… press on! Despite your best efforts, sometimes […]

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Your Body is a Messenger :025

Your Body is a Messenger, but not Just any Messenger Your body is your specific, personally issued messenger! You have yours, others have theirs. Your body is always communicating to you. Listen to what it has to say.   It starts with whispers… “Feed me.” “I need water.” “Don’t consume that again.” or “I want […]

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A Gift Guide with Heart :023

This Gift Guide Does Not Have Product Suggestions This gift guide could actually be the start of a gift that keeps on giving; a well-tuned-in heart. Even when I’ve had very little money to spend, I found ways to give meaningful gifts that make people smile and feel special… but better yet… feel understood! To […]

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Relieve Anxiety Naturally (My top 9 Remedies) :021

Anxiety is a Familiar Subject to me Growing up I witnessed close family members suffer debilitating anxiety and as I came into adulthood and “real life,” I found myself experiencing symptoms as well. Fortunately I was able to recognize symptoms before they grew into full-blown anxiety attacks. By applying this information, you too can diminish […]

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Be Patient With Yourself :018

Be Patient with Yourself, easier said than done, right? My dad used to tell me this when I was frustrated with how life wasn’t working out; more accurately, how I couldn’t get my life to be the way I wanted it to be. At that time I only had worries about making grades in school […]

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Work With Your Body – Not on it! :016

The Mantra, “Work With Your Body – Not on It!” came to me… …as I excavated the messages from my own body and healing journey for my first book, You-niversal Self-care: Improved Health Through Self-Understanding. In this book I share my journey from being an unhealthy child, suffering from undiagnosed Celiac Disease and Irritable Bowel- like symptoms. […]

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Catching Courage with Zoe McKey :015

It takes courage to make healthy life changes. At Weight Free Wellness® we strive to share the people, resources and principles that it takes to lead a healthy life; and courage is definitely one of these!   In this inspiring interview, Zoe McKey shares insight from her book, Catching Courage (what a great title!) and […]

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Inflammation: Belly Aches – Leaky Gut – Dementia :012

Inflammation affects us every day Inflammation is the body’s reaction, the “fire-alarm” (read: in-flame-ation) to trigger the helpers in the body to bring in reinforcements to help and heal the body. Prolonged inflammation can lead to everything from Belly Aches, to Leaky Gut and Dementia.   Inflammation is most commonly experienced as pain. But there are certain […]

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How to Become and Stay Fit After 50! :010

Being Fit after 50 Improves Overall Quality of Life!     Being physically fit can have a positive emotional and even spiritual component. Through #funfitness programs such as these I hope to inspire listeners (and readers) to find the particular form of fitness activity that suits them.     In this interview with my dear friends […]

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Feeling Emotional This Veteran’s Day?: Bonus Episode 2

Veteran’s Day, similar to Memorial Day, brings up many feelings and emotions. Different Body-types, in balance and out of balance, will have different ways of responding.   Which one seems more like you?   Earth-types: When in balance Earth-types are comfortable people to be around. On this particularly nostalgic day they give off vibes of: […]

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Trump – A Natural Fire-type Body-type: Bonus Episode 1

Trump – a Natural Fire-type Trump is such a good example of a Fire-type from his ruddy complexion to his short, direct comments and his innate constructive and destructive abilities.   ***I am not taking sides here. My objective with these bonus episodes is to provide insight to how Body-typing can help us with a […]

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Should I go Gluten-Free? with Dr. Rory: 003

“Going Gluten-free” Does it really matter? Is it just a fad? What are familiar and unfamiliar signs of Gluten-Sensitivity What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity? Am I genetically destined to be sensitive to gluten? Tips on how to start and stick-to a Gluten-free lifestyle   Dr. Rory Faherty will be a regular guest on the Weight […]