Episode #233 | Marilynn Preston | “All is Well; The Art (and Science) of Personal Well-Being”

Many spiritual traditions talk about the body-mind connection, but few deliver on the way to make that vital link. In order to embody anything; movement, ideas, information, it is necessary to connect our body to our mind.

Author Marilynn Preston has written a book called “All is Well; The Art and Science of Personal Well-Being,” a timely guide to living your best life—healthy and happy, juicy and engaged.  Marilyn links body and mind to culture and politics, from eating clean to going green, from losing weight to adding muscle. An easy and delightful read, the book is made up of 40 chapters which are short, savvy, lively, opinionated, and often funny.

Marilynn Preston is a journalist, healthy lifestyle expert, Emmy Award-winning TV producer, and the author of “Energy Express” America’s longest-running syndicated fitness column.  She is an ACE-certified Fitness Trainer and certified Wellcoach.




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Episode #227 | Christa Obuchowski | "botanical perfumer"

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"Plants are my allies, friends and teachers."

Christa J. Obuchowski is a traditional naturopath, botanical perfumer, distiller, and educator. In 1994, Christa founded the AromaBotanica Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offering a full-spectrum approach to healing the body, mind, and spirit through stimulating natural healing potentials. Christa is a licensed educator and massage therapist.

For the last twenty years, she has devoted herself to the art and science of blending plant extracts and healing with scent. Her great love is the creation of scent portraits for individuals using a ‘scent palette’. In recent years Christa has come to work more with raw plant materials, making plant extracts herself through processes of distillation and maceration. The CJO line of rare, exquisite fragrances includes colognes, balms, smudges, oils, hydrosols, and roll-on perfumes.

She teaches classes on plant medicine, the art of perfume making, and self-care. Every month she holds “Aroma Hydro-soul Salons” at her studio, exploring the healing magic of Aroma hydrolates with colleagues and clients.


Episode #225 | Dream Catcher Ranchito

The best and freshest goat cheese I ever tasted was from the Farmer's Market, fromDream Catcher Ranchito. Mary Ann Andrews is the owner / goatmistress and cheese master of Dream Catcher Ranchito, about 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. growing up as a city girl with no background in animal husbandry or cheese making. In a former life, she worked in finance, as a financial planner in Kentucky, which gave her the business smarts to create this thriving business. 

Mary Ann adores her goats, and they love her back. Most are a breed called “Nubian.”She says they are “personable, loving, and very smart.” She started making goat yogurt for dogs, then realized that people would like it as well.Check out the podcast for everything you might like to know about goats.


Episode #214 | Voyce Durling-Jones | Hoshindo | "The Medicine of the Bee"

Hoshindo is the medicine of the bee, it is bee therapy. First there was the bee, and then there was the acupuncture needle. Though Bee venom therapy first evolved in China about 5000 years ago, it was Japan who created Hoshindo..refining bee venom therapy into its present, elegant, painless technique. Hoshindo uses bee sting taps for a variety of different conditions, offering anti-inflammatory and auto-immune healing.

Voyce Durling-Jones, a Hoshindo sensei, was the first foreigner to be trained in Hoshindo in Japan, and to pass the national Hoshin examinations for certification. She is the lineage holder and founder of the Hoshindo Healing Arts Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She began her practice of HoShin 20 years ago.

Everything you want to know about bees; their biology, healing properties, relationships.

Episode #205 | Marianne Murray | Holotropic Breathwork

In a world that is almost entirely outer-directed and distinctively not self-reflective, it is important and refreshing that The Academy for the Love of Learning has created a home in Santa Fe. The spirit of exploration and self-discovery is at the core of the Academy’s mission: Learning as a practice for awakening. As we “wake up”, our view of life is transformed, and we no longer see ourselves or our world in quite the same way.

Holotropic Breathwork, created by Stanislar Grof, is a method that can evoke this sort of transformational experience. It offers a way to experience one’s self through perspectives that are uncommon is our everyday awareness. It invites discovery and exploration of our internal territory – unfamiliar aspects and parts of ourselves – in a way that is new, fresh, and inviting of new insight, awareness, and possibility. Marianne Murray, highly trained by Grof, speaks with me about the work.

Episode #189 | Rick Bastine | Sound Healing

Rick Bastine is a Shaman, Sound Healing Artist/Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT), NLP Practitioner, Intuitive Polarity Therapist, Self-healing Activation, Energy Balancing, Spiritual Healing, Guided Imagery and Reiki I/II. He specializes in assisting clients to clear mental, emotional and familial blocks allowing them to connect to and be their true selves. Bastine uses crystal meditation bowls, Tibetan singing bowls and digeridoo in conjunction with his healing practices to treat clients.

Episode #181 | Verde Juice

Kelly Egolf and Lizz Redman are the founders and owners of Verde Juice, an organic cold-pressed juicing storefront in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their business model focuses on optimizing health by ingesting more fresh, plant-based foods. Verde is committed to purchasing produce from local Northern New Mexico growers when possible.

Egolf has been working as a consultant in NM since 2002. She has over 10-years experience in all aspects of professional non-profit fundraising, management and consulting. 

Episode #176 | Master Mingtong Gu | Qigong and Sound Healing

Master Mingtong Gu is an internationally recognized teacher and healer who received his training from a variety of Grand Masters in China and at the world’s largest medicineless Qigong hospital, where thousands of patients were treated with every known disease for one month, with a 95% cure rate. Master Gu is a sound healing and Qigong master. He embodies the Tao, exuding spirit, Chi, love, wisdom and humility.

The Wisdom Healing Chi center is in Galisteo, New Mexico.



Episode #170 | Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche | Happiness Through Meditation

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is a master meditation teacher of the Dzochen Tradition. Rinpoche teaches that through learning how to reconnect with our true nature, we can discover the unconditional happiness that lies within us all, the very essence of who we are. He is the founder of Pristine Mind Foundation, previously known as Atiamrita.

Episode #158 | Tito LaRosa | Peruvian Shaman, Sound Healer

Tito La Rosa is a descendent of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. For years he has been recovering and preserving, studying and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. He is a Curandero de Sonido, sound healer, who enters into an altered state to bring forth sound that heals and balances.

Episode #139 | John Steele | Author | The Tao of Smell & Fragrance Maven

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Renowned aromatherapist, archaeologist and author John Steele talks about essential oils, plant wisdom and the world of scent. John Steele is an aromatic consultant and owner of Lifetree Aromatix, a select line of botanical essential oils and exotic floral absolutes.

John speaks in depth about our sense of smell, using oils in self-empowered first aid, how incense was the “aromatic email of early civilization” and floral/plant communication. John talks about the terroir of essential oils, why he calls Lavender the “Swiss Army Knife of Oils”

Episode #116 | Anna Rider | "Move to Mend"

Move to Mend is Anna’s private practice where she works somatically with individuals to move creatively and efficiently in their everyday lives. She began her practice upon leaving Laban Institute of Movement Studies in 1980 at the Sports Training Institute in NYC. At that time she started to integrate and utilize her studies in Bartenieff Fundamentals, Kinesiology, Ideokinesis, and Body Mind Centering. During the last thirty-five years she has worked with dancers, musicians, actors, athletes, people with post-traumatic injuries, those affected by Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy and the elderly to bring awareness to their body patterns and movement choices.

Anna enjoys working with the very young to the very young at heart using the language of movement. Everyday brings renewed joy watching how people move as the most direct and persuasive means of communication.

Episode #75 | Silvia Nakkach | Singer | Composer | Author "Yoga of the Voice"

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Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT is a pioneer in the field of sound, transformation of consciousness and music shamanism. She is an award-winning composer, an author, a voice-culturist, and a former psychologist. Nakkach is the founding director of The Vox Mundi School, an international project devoted to teaching and preserving indigenous musical traditions. She has contributed an extensive body of therapeutic vocal techniques that have become landmarks in the fields of sound healing and cross-cultural music therapy training.

Episode #49 | Hyperbolic Oxygen | Margaret Anderson with Dr. Kenneth Stoller

Dr. Kenneth Stoller owned the Hyperbolic Medical Center in Santa Fe, NM where he used hyperbolic oxygen treatments as an alternative treatment for autism, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury, among other illnesses. Stoller closed his practice in Santa Fe and is now the chief of hyperbarics at the Oxygen Clinic of San Francisco.

Margaret Anderson is a young woman born with muscular dystrophy who sought hyperbolic treatment with Dr. Stoller. Mark Anderson is Margaret’s father.

Episode #20 | Raw Food | Victoria and Igor Boutenko

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Victoria Boutenko is an author, teacher, inventor, researcher and mother of three. She is the author of 12 Steps to Raw Foods and Green for Life among other cookbooks.

Victoria, her husband Igor, and their two children all turned to a raw food diet after experiencing years of serious health complaints, a move that improved their lives drastically.