28 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation with Immigrant Immigration Attorney (Salem Afangideh)

March 23, 2017

I met Salem Afangideh years ago and we connected as two Nigerian women with a love of yoga and faith. I knew we would be connected for years to come. 

Salem Afangideh is a lawyer, a yoga instructon and chief space creator at THRIVE African Girl - a hub for African women. She is dedicated to using her voice and her power through law to come alongside immigrants, survivors of human trafficking and minorities building businesses and nonprofits. In the wellness space she is redefining what it means to be a yogi and teaching women to care for themselves. Her life goal is to love well and build well. She loves to connect with new friends through all of her social media platforms including her own new podcast about the African experience is the THRIVE Table Podcast available on iTunes and SoundCloud. 
To connect with Salem:
* Facebook:Yoga Lawyer Salem
* Instagram: Yoga Lawyer Salem
* Podcast: THRIVE Table Podcast

27 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation with the Pastor of the Resistance (John Pavlovitz)

March 16, 2017

From the first time I read one of John Pavlovitz's pieces about the pro-life debate, I knew I needed to know him because he's an incredible human being that gets it. He says the hard things in a poignant fashion and is a weaver of words. I decided he would be my mentor, whether he knew it or not! It is great to walk and work shoulder to shoulder with someone like him who is affirming and inclusive all while he's able to speak up and out about the very things that pull darkness over us.

John Pavlovitz is a pastor and blogger from Wake Forest, NC. In the past three years his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse audience of millions of people. A 20-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John's mission is to help the Church become a more compassionate, loving environment for all people. He serves at North Raleigh Community Church and his first book called A Bigger Table, is due in September 2017.
To connect with John:
* Blog: johnpavlovitz.com

* Twitter: @johnpavlovitz

26 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation on Anxiety and Faith (Rachel Phillips)

March 9, 2017

I still have yet to meet sweet Rachel Phillips. She is a beautiful soul and I look forward to connecting in real life. Rachel is a mom, wife, daughter, aunt, but most of all a treasured child of God.  Her background is in massage therapy and yoga. In her free time she reads and listens to anything to do with neuroscience and genetics.  She is very motivated to do the work internally with a counselor, whether she has a diagnoses of a mental disorder or not. Labels don't define her, love does. Passing on the love and healing to the next generation motivates her to keep digging deep.

To connect with Rachel:

* Website: www.familyninja.net

* FB: Rachel Phillips



25 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation on Faith, Gender and Politics (Kerry Connelly)

March 2, 2017

Kerry Connelly is a soul sister from another mister. We have yet to meet, but I have a feeling we will...soon. The Divine allowed our paths to cross several weeks ago as we were on a call learning about an organization called Brand New Congress. I asked a question and voiced a concern or two and then several speakers later she spoke up and I interrupted the call to say, "BNC, please connect us!" And they did and here we are.

Kerry Connelly is a Certified Christian Life Coach and Human Behavior Specialist with over 25 years experience in corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurship. She writes a popular blog called Jerseygirl, Jesus and in January of 2016, she founded DoveWriters, the Christian Writer's Incubator. Kerry is a successful business consultant who specializes in strategic operations through her company Vision to Mission, and was recently named a finalist as a New Jersey Leading Women Entrepreneur.


To connect with Kerry:

* website: jerseygirljesus.com and kerryconnelly.com

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jerseygirl-Jesus-662124100577762/

* Twitter: @sheselevated

* Instagram: @kerry.connelly




24 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation on Romance & Adventure (Morgan Day Cecil)

February 23, 2017

I connected with Morgan Day Cecil in person about three or four years ago at the annual, global dōTERRA essential oil convention in Salt Lake City, UT. It was love at first sight! She's amazingly strong and free.

Morgan is a mother, wife, yogi, Italy lover and advocate for feminine wholeness. She is an Embodiment Coach, but what she really enjoys doing and is passionate about is help spiritually passionate women create lives of true romance and meaningful adventure. Morgan teaches them how to Breathe with Love and find their way back to their own hidden wholeness. Through coaching and workshops and online courses she gives women the tools to access their essential feminine wisdom and presence, so that they can heal the wounds that have kept them unfulfilled. She leads retreats around the world (returning to Italy again and again because --- Italy!) and she holds space in the Sophia Sessions for other women to learn, grow and be encouraged on this path of feminine wholeness. 

To connect with Morgan:

* IG: @morgandaycecil

* FB: facebook.com/morgandaycecil or facebook.com/romanceandadventure

* Website: romanceandadventure.com


23 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation about Privilege, Politics and Participation (Stephanie Moors)

February 16, 2017

I met Stephanie Moors years ago through mutual friends. She's what people call a "lifer" and we've lived life alongside one another through the highs and lows. Stephanie lives in Phoenix and is the mama to three incredible human beings. She is a 500 hr yoga instructor, a podcaster, a love activist and a photographer. Although she does not use the term 'Christian' to define herself, she co-founded a yoga movement that advocates for the Way of Jesus in a beautiful, questioning world and she wholeheartedly believes that everyone deserves to belong. 

To connect with Stephanie:

* Online: www.stephaniemmoors.com

* Twitter: @stephaniemoors

* Instagram: @stephaniemmoors


22 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation about Substance Use Disorder Rewired (Erica Spiegelman)

February 9, 2017

I had the pleasure of speaking with Erica Spiegelman about all things recovery and her amazing book,Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction & Recovery. When I'm in LA next, I'll make sure to spend time with her as we can talk for hours.

Erica Spiegelman is an addiction and wellness specialist, motivational speaker, and author who works with individuals, couples, and families on personal growth and overall wellness. Erica provides a holistic approach to helping people overcome their struggles with addictions and dependency and gives them the tools they need to create healthy lives for themselves.
In April 2015, Erica published Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction & Recovery, which offers a completely new treatment modality focused on how individuals can rewire their brains, change their behavior, and bring about positive change in their lives. Praised by experts in the field, Rewired debuted as Amazon’s number one new release among drug and alcohol addiction books. 
In addition to her work as an author and counselor, Erica works with several treatment centers in California, including Living Rebos Treatment Center, Klean Treatment Center, Beit T’Shuvah and Passages Malibu. She is a regular contributor to online health outlets, TV news shows, often co-hosts a weekly radio show Klean Radio on Sirius XM, writes for Maria Shriver, and hosts “Rewired Radio” every Friday on RadioMD.
Erica holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Arizona and is a California State Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADAC)-II from UCLA.

Through her work, writing, and media appearances, Erica is dedicated to touching and changing as many lives as possible.

To connect with Erica:
* Online: www.ericaspiegelman.com

* Twitter: @ericaspiegelman
* Instagram: @espiegelman
* Buy Rewired: http://bit.ly/1QUDrrd

21 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Conversation on Faith, Religion & Politics (Pastor Tuhina Rasche)

February 2, 2017

I came across Tuhina Rasche's work through a friend and when I began reading and following her activism and social justice commentary along with her unique approach and experience to faith, religion and politics especially as a POC in the largely white Lutheran space, I knew I needed to talk to her.

Tuhina is pastoring Lutheran-style in Silicon Valley, is an (un)intended disruptor and loves and is freaked out by Jesus. She's an Indian-American living life in the hyphen and is the editor of #FuckThisShit.

To connect with Tuhina:

* IG, Twitter and Facebook: tvrasche

* Blogs: http://thislutheranlife.blogspot.com/ and https://medium.com/@tvrasche


20 | theTYPEAhippie | ChiCast: Conversation about Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence (Christine Watson)

January 25, 2017

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with my friend Christine Watson. She also has a passion and purpose of serving humanity and has been working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual sssault for more than 11 years. She started her human services work in England upon her graduation with a Master’s Degree in English Literature and now works and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In her current job, Christine acts as a dual supervisor for a 24 hour on-call program which offers assistance to survivors immediately following an assault as well as legal advocates who supports survivors as they engage with the criminal and civil judicial process. Christine also acts as a trainer for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Christine is an activist, a humanist and a listener.

To connect with any non-profit that provides resources and support for survivors fo sexual assault and domestic violence, simply do an internet search in your community. There are also similar organizations on college campuses and appreciate student volunteers.

Christine mentioned vicarious trauma and you can understand more about that concept here.


19 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Self-Care Part 4 (Scott & Irena Jacobson)

January 15, 2017

I started working with Scott Jacobson, MD, a family and functional medicine doctor at a primary care office when I was a clinical health coach about four years ago. Irena was homeschooling their sons at the same time so periodically they would drop by the office to say hello. I became close to the two of them and we have had several brunches, lunches and/or dinners over the years and they are always fun and go a little deeper than that which is one of the things I am most grateful for about Irena and Scott's friendship. They're always a safe place to land and we can talk about anything and everything and often do.

Scott and Irena have been practicing mindfulness for years and for them that includes tai chi, qigong, yoga, meditation and acro yoga for years. Their mindfulness practice has also influenced their sons as well and countless others. On this podcast they will explore what self-care looks like to them, travel, meal prep and of course acro yoga and what it's done for their relationship.


To connect with Scott & Iren:

* IG: @vegasyoga 

* IG: @drqimd

* IG: @wishingwellneslv

* www.wishingwellnesslv.com

* wishingwellnesslv@gmail.com