Category Archive: Healing and WellBeing Archive

Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show – Broken Vessel Restored With Wanda J Cooper

Wanda J. Cooper is the author of How to Overcome Depression, Illness, Infertility and Hormonal Imbalance and Reclaim Your Connection to God. In the past decade, women’s health issues have increased dramatically. Hormone problems, infertility, and depression are on the rise, as are chronic illnesses and thyroid disorders. Along with these struggles often comes an increasing sense of isolation and hopelessness. Wanda J Cooper shares her story of dealing with various health issues and other challenges, including seemingly incurable physical imbalances, and the frustration of conventional medicine’s inability to help. She shares her personal story in Broken Vessel Restored which weaves healing processes and medical data with a dedicated, unwavering determination to find answers.  For more information, please visit

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show – The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Healing with Brenda Michaels and Marsha Mercant


Brenda Michaels  is an inspiring, insightful, and passionate communicator. Through her current work as the syndicated talk-show host of Conscious Talk and The Women’s Hour, as a public speaker, workshop leader, spiritual and emotional coach, anchor writer for Sibyl Magazine, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation, Brenda’s leadership in raising awareness is a true demonstration of her commitment to living upon this planet as a conscious being.She and her husband Rob Spears, himself a cancer survivor co-host a highly successful daily radio show, Conscious Talk on KKNW out of Seattle, Washington.Marsha Mercant is a multi-award-winning actor/singer and voice over-artist who has turned her creative passion to writing through her company, Write To Speak LLC. She has edited and co-written several books as well as writing her first play, When You Get There, currently being shopped for production.
In their book, The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Healing, Brenda Michaels and co-author Marsha Mercant provide inspiration and hope to anyone seeking wellbeing, whether suffering from a life-threatening disease or merely desiring to live a better more fulfilling life. It teaches that when we are willing to look deep within and take responsibility for our choices, we have the power to alter the course of our lives in miraculous and unexpected ways. Brenda and Marsha describe how they met, while in Los Angeles at a book launch. Marsha was a co-editor and contributor to that project. Having recently lost her best friend of 45 years to cancer, Marsha was immediately drawn to Brenda and an instantaneous bond between them was sealed.

Brenda Michaels has dealt with cancer, not just once but three times. After the third diagnosis, when she was given a year to live, she paid attention and responded to what her body told her.  Eventually she came to believe that cancer was a gift because the cancer was saving her life in that she was not on the path her soul desired. The disease brought her back to her path and she continues to find gifts in cancer and other life challenges.

Marsha discussed how their book is not just about healing from cancer. We all need to heal our lives in some way. The principles of the book can be applied to any situation. The Gift of Cancer emphasizes mental, physical and spiritual healing.  Brenda described how words have power because the body hears what we think and say.  For example, when you are geared up to fight something attacking you, this creates a stressful situation. Our bodies can’t heal properly when they are too stressed and not peaceful.
Brenda shares some of the things she did to contribute to her healing. including shifting her perspective about what she had heard about cancer. She saw it as a symptom of “dis-ease” within her. She created a dialogue with the cancer. and allowed it to teach her rather than be “an enemy. ” By making peace with the death process, she was able to move through the fear of death and live more fully. She has had incredibly good health since her last diagnosis twenty five years ago. Marsha describes the impact of working on the book with Brenda and how it became life-changing. As she says ” when we tell each other other our stories, we realize how alike we are than we are different.  We are not alone.”

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show – My Marriage, My Family and Alzheimer’s Disease with Barbara Blanch Roy

In her book, Under The Bridge Backwards: My Marriage, My Family and Alzheimer’s, Barbara Blanch Roy shares her story of life with her husband Phil after he was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. In his early sixties when diagnosed, he had retired a few years earlier after many years as a surgeon.

Barbara describes the meaning of the title of her book by telling how she and Phil were swept backward under a bridge and into the Mississippi River after their boat’s engine stalled several years ago. The experience of losing control left her grateful that the event wasn’t catastrophic, and the event later became a metaphor for what living with Alzheimer’s Disease became for her and her family.

She felt compelled to write her family’s story, not only for herself and her family, but also to help others going through their own experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease. After Phil died, she needed to pick up the pieces and “hold them in her heart and put them into an integrative whole.”  Her book was a cathartic way to tell her story honestly and also authentically affirm experiences of other caregivers.  Although each person’s story is different, the sense of loss and being out of control are consistent for anyone who lives with a loved one with dementia.

Tune in to discover how Barbara and her family learned to “live into” the reality of having a husband and father with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn how family and friends helped the couple, and how important it was for Barbara to take good care of herself during the final years of her husband’s life. Her compelling story, strong faith, wise insights and practical suggestions are helpful for caregivers and anyone facing their own challenges.

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show– You are Worth It with Louise Griffith

Louise Griffith, MA, LP, is a dynamic and passionate speaker and greatness coach whose message is filled with life-changing concepts and insights.  Drawing on her experience as a licensed psychologist, author and educator, Louise offers thought-provoking direction and guidance.  She is also a certified facilitator for the Og Mandino Success System™ and Managing Your SIX Advisors™. Louise helps individuals find, understand and use their gifts and strengths.

Louise begins our conversation by discussing the title of her book,You Are Worth It: 52 Weeks to Honoring, Loving and Nurturing Your Soul, including how important it is for all of us to feel like we are “worth it” both personally and professionally.  Her beautiful book offers a weekly topics for reflection and include an inspiring quote, questions to ponder, affirmations and next steps.

For example, in Week 3 Louise invites us to “Choose Your Story” and reframe the often-shaming words we hear internally, ones that are often hurtful messages we’ve heard in the past. These messages can cause us to “play small” and are not living-giving. As she says, “If your story isn’t making you feel worth it, then choose a new story so you can live the life you could be living.”  Louise also discusses how “Wisdom is to the soul as health is to the body” so we need to  honor our wisdom!  She encourages us to listen to our inner voice by pausing and heeding our intuition. Fear often disconnects us from our wisdom.

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show– Do You Quantum Think? with Diane Collins

Dianne Collins’ entire life has been devoted to the question: what is the access to creating the results we truly desire? After studying everything from physics to metaphysics she made “a few life altering discoveries that led her to create the QuantumThink® model—a system of thinking comprised of principles and practices that make it quick and easy for anyone to live the wisdom of science and spirituality in everyday life—not just to know the principles—to embody them.”

Dianne Collins is a modern visionary, an original thinker, an authority in new world view thinking and the creator and author of the QuantumThink® system of thinking, an unprecedented body of knowledge based in the principles of quantum science and universal laws applied as practical wisdom in all areas of life.  She is a graduate of the University of Miami in Philosophy and Psychology and a lifelong student of Siddha Yoga and numerous leading edge modalities and models that make life better and more joyful.Her highly acclaimed new book, Do You QuantumThink? New Thinking That Will Rock Your World is achieving popular viral status; as was stated by renowned attorney, Roy Black, “This book should be required reading by all literate human beings.”

Her varied experiences as a Fortune 100 corporate manager, an award-winning photographic artist, a video producer, and currently as a consultant to business executives and entrepreneurs, all contribute to her extraordinary gift of originality and ability to express complex universal subjects in clear and powerful ways that benefit people instantly. She provides a big picture view that makes sense of the changes all around us and makes it entertaining and enjoyable to think effectively in sync with today’s world.

Tune in to hear about this new system of thinking, including a discussion of some of the 21 principles that she discusses in her new book, Do You Quantum Think?

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show – Strangers Restore Justice for an Innocent Man with Trudy Baltazar

Author of a Road To Freedom: Strangers Restore Justice for an Innocent Man, Trudy Baltazar, grew up in St. Paul, MN. She had a challenging childhood and young adult life which she feels has given her compassion for others and a desire for justice.

Trudy gained recognition for her efforts in helping free a wrongfully convicted husband/father after he drove a car that suddenly accelerated and caused the deaths of three people. The driver, Koua Fong Lee was sentenced to 8 years in prison for something Trudy feels was not his fault.

She didn’t know Koua, but felt compelled to help him. Through the process, she ended up finding freedom from her own adversities in life and learned some things she believes she wouldn’t have learned or realized had she not helped this family.

Tune in to hear Trudy’s faith-filled and inspiring story about how helping a stranger transformed his life and hers too.

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show – Dealing with the Fear of Cancer Recurrence with Kathy LaTour

Fear of cancer recurrence is among the most commonly reported problems and one of the most prevalent areas of unmet needs for cancer survivors. Elevated levels of this fear can cause considerable disruption in social functioning and affect well-being and quality of life, according to research at the National Institutes of Health.With increasing proportions of patients diagnosed with cancer becoming long-term survivors, cancer rehabilitation and survivorship programs must consider offering guidance regarding coping with this fear. This week’s guest, Kathy LaTour, is a two-time cancer survivor, author of The Breast Cancer Companion, performer, award-winning faculty member in Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas as well as editor of CURE Magazine.
Kathy discusses some of the biggest hurdles facing cancer survivors once treatment has ended, including the fear of recurrence and how that fear manifests itself. She also talks about the impact of fear on caregivers and how family and friends can help someone living with cancer. For more information about Kathy, please visit her website:

PLEASE NOTE: Well Within, a nonprofit holistic wellness center near St. Paul, is excited to have Kathy LaTour present on Fear of Recurrence at their Becoming Well Within Conference for Cancer Survivors and Those Who Love Them on September 27, 2014. For more details about this inspiring, educational and fun event, please visit Well Within’s website here:

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show – Detoxing and Dealing with Seasonal Allergies with Dr. Susan Smith Jones

Holistic health expert Dr. Susan Smith Jones discusses the value of doing seasonal detoxes plus how to protect yourself from fall allergies and avoiding illness in
general this fall. Dr. Susan hasn’t been sick in 27 years and has never taken any medication. She is the founder and president of Health Unlimited, a consulting
firm dedicated to optimal wellness, health education and human potential, a frequent radio and TV talk show guest, and motivational speaker. She’s also the author
of more than 25 books, including “Recipes for Health Bliss”, “The Joy Factor”, “Walking on Air: Your 30-Day Inside” and “Out Rejuvenation Makeover”.

Dr. Susan suggests two ‘superfood supplements,” Hawaiian Spirulina & Astaxanthin to build a strong immune system, reduce inflammation and help with a variety of health issues including weight loss. She also shares how to get these useful supplements at a discounted price.

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Hope, Healing and Well Being Show – 50 Energetic Prayers With Kate Hellmers

Kate Hellmers has worked with scientists, executives, students, people in the entertainment industry, and other professionals in the Ionth Energy (“I-on-th” – the physical energy and subtle energy – around our bodies – combined) and many more. She has been able to bring her years of working in the corporate world (for years using energetic techniques), and combine that knowledge with the incredible information available from scientists about the energy of the human body with how to read the new/shifted energy we are experiencing and put it into an understandable form.

We discuss her book, 50 Energetic Prayers: Use Your Voice and Energy to Transform Your Life.
The book is a compact inspirational guide for people to discover the use of their voice and energy to transform their lives. In addition to containing 50 prayers from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, it includes various affirmations and techniques that reveal a method that enhances intuition in such a way that it accelerates the spiritual connection within oneself.

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Hope, Healing and WellBeing Show– Honoring Missed Motherhood with Kani Comstock

Kani Comstock was training as a research scientist when she first experienced missed motherhood. Her life then took a different course. She has lived and worked in Japan, traveled widely especially in the Pacific region, designed cultural and educational exchange programs, developed and directed four organizations including the Hoffman Institute, and wrote a prior book, Journey into Love, Ten Steps to Wholeness. For the last few decades, Kani has been a Hoffman Process Teacher and Coach.

According to Kani, the absence of a child or loss of a pregnancy is a void and, frequently, a profound loss experienced as a failure, a shame, something that needs to be fixed or hidden, even when it is a choice. Often there is no acknowledgment, no rituals, no celebration, even no words. It has no name or category. The pain, loneliness and awkwardness can be unimaginable until it happens to you. Based on available statistics, it appears that as many as 75% of women in America have had or will have one or more experiences of missed motherhood at some time in their lives, whether or not they ever have a child.

In her new book, Honoring Missed Motherhood:Loss, Choice and Creativity, Kani discusses five categories of “missed motherhood,” the times in a woman’s life when she is not a mother, by chance or by choice: 1. Inability to conceive a child that is wanted, 2. End of pregnancy, wanted or not, 3. Birthing a child and placing it for adoption, 4. Missing the opportunity to conceive, childless by chance, 5. Choosing not to have children, to be childfree. Many women have experienced more than one of the categories.

Kari discusses these different types of loss, and the difficulty of responding to people who inquire about a woman doesn’t have children. She shares ideas for dealing with the loss, including through rituals, expression, including discussing feelings in sharing circles.

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