In this episode, we interview Timothy David Spector OBE FMedSci, an award-winning epidemiologist, science writer, and founder of TwinsUK at Kings College London, the world's richest study of twins that helps researchers study the link between our genes and our health.
Over the past few years, he has dedicated his career to researching microbiome – the millions of bacteria that live in our gut – and its relationship with health. In his studies, he has found the links between our gut microbes and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, allergies, and even depression. Through his research, he is on a mission to bust diet myths and help people find the best diet to help them achieve optimal health and weight outcomes
In this episode, we interview Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian author, poet, activist and educator whose words have touched millions online.
Najwa’s search for a home was central to her early years as she struggled to find her place in the world. She became a teacher and a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. As Najwa began to write in an effort to connect with and heal her first students, a group of young refugees, she found that she was also writing to heal herself. After self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, she went on to sell over 250,000 copies of her three books. She recently launched a digital school, Soul Academy, and a podcast, Stories of the Soul. Her fourth book, Welcome Home: A Guide for Building a Home for Your Soul will be released in June 2021. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, Elle Canada, HuffPost, and more. Her TEDx talk “Finding Home Through Poetry” has been viewed over more than 100,000 times.
In this interview episode, we interviewed Katie Crosby, an occupational therapist specializing inintergenerational healing and helping people recognizechildhood as the portal for that.
Katie merged her personal healing journey, professional learning and background, and 20+ years of experience with kids and familiesand developed The Meltdown Method because she's seen again and again how having a framework to guide helpsboost adult's sense of safety and security in the toughest moments, and the trickle effect this has on kids. She is trained in play therapy, trauma-informed methods, sensory processing, DIRFloortime, and integrative listening therapies.
In this episode, we interview Alyssa Manacao, a therapist with her own practice in California, providing trauma treatment for individuals that have endured the pain of childhood abuse and exposure to gang and community violence. Her professional experience includes providing supervision for mental health professionals in the individual and group setting. She strongly believes in the power of human relationships, connection, and emotional growth. She is a client-centered therapist who believes that treatment is focused on you and that you are capable of discovering the answers that you have been looking for. Therefore, she seeks to explore your past experiences, and earlier attachment as themes from the past have the power to affect our current behaviors and relationships. It is Alyssa's belief that regardless of what your current stressors are, or have been, you are capable of reaching your emotional potential, obtaining balance, wellness, and happiness.