Krista Maltais, founder and owner of Relief - Parenting Respite and Resource Center in Hampton, NH, is an Advanced Postpartum Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula Trainer, Advanced Lactation Consultant, and simply a powerful, compassionate, inspiring leader in the Seacoast community. In this episode, Krista opens up with courage and vulnerability about her own experience of becoming a mom, coming up against some pressures and assumptions, feeling extremely alone at moments, and craving connection. Her journey supported her to lean into her community, ask for help, and practice receiving necessary and deep support, which ultimately led to the birth of Relief Parenting Center. Krista dives into her passion for supporting moms, parents, and families as they navigate all the different transitions and stages. Relief Parenting Center offers tremendous resources and support for families from educational classes, therapy, much needed rest (yes… the center has 2 respite rooms and on-site childcare), parenting consultations, play-groups, and so much more! Krista is a mom, wife, community connector, nourisher, passionate advocate for family support, and truly, a heart-felt, brilliant woman living her purpose and passion. Tune in to learn more about Krista and this incredible center, and enjoy!
Tammy Miller Traniello, founder and owner of Sweetfern Center for Wellbeing in Kennebunk, Maine, is an incredible healer, Reiki practitioner, intuitive guide, artist, and simply, such a compassionate, beautiful, inspiring soul. In this episode, Tammy shares about her discovery of meditation and energy healing years ago when she was suffering from trauma and major loss. Her experience sparked light and reawakened her spirituality and curiosity, which all led her to her true purpose of supporting others in their own healing process, personal growth and through life changes. We talk about how nature and the ocean nourish Tammy’s soul, her creative gifts of art and singing, her self-care rituals, how much she cherishes community, the power of Himalayan Salt (there is a Himalayan Salt room at Sweetfern!), the ebbs and flows of meditation practice, and continuously coming back to the exercise of surrendering and trusting. Check out sweetfernhealing.com to learn more about Tammy’s offerings and her upcoming R&R Day Retreats. And relax and restore while listening to Tammy’s amazing sharing and wisdom in this episode. Enjoy!
Mary Sanker of Be. Counseling is a licensed therapist who supports women to come back home to themselves. We have so much fun in this episode diving into her story, her passion for health, supporting others, her partnering with Relief Parenting, running, the pivotal experience she had training for and running the Rut, a 50k mountain race in Montana, and her “aha” moment when she discovered the name for her counseling practice. Mary also opens up about the loss of her dad, grief, feeling all the feels, and not playing small anymore. She is fierce, steady, calming, and such a gift in the Seacoast community and beyond. Tune into Mary’s sharing and wisdom, listen, and enjoy!
Tara Hamer of Tara Photography is an incredibly gifted artist behind the camera. From weddings to family portraits to her recent addition, birth photography, Tara captures such powerful, intimate moments and radiates clear passion, boldness, and contagious joy for her work. In this episode, she talks about discovering her love of photography as a teenager, quickly recognizing the aliveness she felt within about documenting beautiful little details that paint a scene and story. Tara shares about the importance of connection and trust with her clients, and the pride and giddiness she feels while editing their photos. This inspiring entrepreneur is also an amazing mom, wife, community connector, writer, and friend. She is brilliant, creative, inspiring, courageous, and so passionate about what she does and creates. Tune in, enjoy listening to Tara’s story, and soak up all the behind-the-scenes details to what makes Tara Photography so successful.
On the powerful Super Snow Moon day, I had the enormous pleasure of interviewing Shelly Grande, one of the brightest lights and souls in the Seacoast area and beyond. Self-love goddess, Reiki master, renowned yoga teacher, magical mala creator, and beautiful community connector, this radiant soul shares about her journey through depression and anxiety to discovering resiliency, healing, spiritual strength, and a sense of “home” on her yoga mat. Shelly talks about the importance of play, how nature nourishes her soul, her love of traveling, and how much she thrives from collaboration with others. This beautiful influencer just launched her website, shellygrande.com, and she is preparing to offer her first Reiki Training in March. Tune into Shelly’s incredible energy and wisdom; listen to and check out her amazing gifts and offerings. Enjoy!
Donna Temm, founder of Donna Temm Alternative Solutions, is a powerful healer, speaker, mom, author, inspiring entrepreneur, survivor, growth seeker, and teacher. In this episode, she opens up about her painful journey through abuse, and how her trauma recovery and healing connected her with her deepest gifts. Donna shares about her purpose and passion as a teacher and clearer, her creation of her 7-Step Process, Fundamental Mastery (listen to learn more :), what it means to raise vibration, the importance of play, what truly nourishes her soul, and how much she values deep connection with others. Donna’s warmth, vulnerability, strength, honesty, love, compassion, and inspiration pour out in this interview. Pause, tune in, listen, and enjoy soaking up Donna’s wisdom and heart energy.
Sally Morsbach, founder of and Grief and Loss Counselor for Mourn to Light, is one of the most inspirational women in my life. This powerful, devoted, passionate, beautiful, compassionate woman also happens to be my mom, and it felt absolutely sacred landing in presence with her in this way and having the opportunity to interview her. In this episode, Sally shares about her innate curiosity about people - their stories, choices, resiliency, healing, and how her inquisitive spirit combined with her own losses guided her to live her purpose. A natural growth seeker, Sally is continuously nourishing her body and mind with more wisdom, i.e. she recently became a certified health coach through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, and she is brilliant at guiding others to explore how to best support and nurture themselves in the midst of suffering. Tune in, listen and enjoy listening to Sally’s story. This radiant woman lives with such incredible passion, truth, playfulness, joy and love, and her energy truly ripples out to all those who cross her path.
Jack Wagoner is a super powerful, committed, loyal, positive, kind-hearted force. Although young in years, he is most definitely one of my greatest inspirations. His passion, tenacity, vision, dedication, and love are absolutely brilliant; this kid is living his dreams and going far. Tune in to this short, sweet and awesome episode with Jack and listen to him as he shares a monumental celebration. Hint: Philadelphia Phillies
Dr. Deborah Ayer, founder, owner and Network Chiropractor at Wellspring Center for Wellbeing, radiates brilliance, compassion and aliveness. Her energy is beautifully contagious; her healing presence, compassionate and powerful. In this episode, Dr. Deb opens up about her childhood and her path to Network Care and how she learned to view her emotions and sensitivity as incredible gifts. She speaks of her son and how his coming into her world invited clarity, purpose, possibility and magic. And Dr. Deb really breaks down what Network Care is all about and talks about how each one of us has the capacity to awaken more fully, discover our innate healing within, and feel truly alive. Dr. Deb is radiant, bold and intuitive, a teacher and passionate leader in the Seacoast Area and beyond. Tune in, open your heart and enjoy!
Karly Nihal, Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher, lover of music, and community connector in the Seacoast Area, shines radiance, compassion, and wisdom. In this episode, she opens up about her path to yoga and how she quickly discovered that the sacred practice holds the key to deeper awareness and a more joyful, peaceful way of living. Karly also spoke of a meditation retreat she had the opportunity to attend last year that awakened her daily practice and shifted her lens on life. Karly is a beautiful and powerful influencer, a teacher of love, light and truth. Enjoy listening… you will walk away with energy, tools and inspiration.
Nathan Smith, phenomenal yoga teacher, certified high performance coach, and founder of Embodied Excellence joins me again for the 2nd time (check out episode 7 if you haven’t already)! With his incredible coaching and support, I am back in action with my podcast and it felt only perfect to have Nathan back on air with me sharing his growth, learnings, high performance wisdom, mindfulness and recent ski adventure that represents a beautiful metaphor for life. Tune into this episode and enjoy soaking up Nathan’s passion, energy, and tips for living a life of vibrancy and joy. You will be inspired!
Darcy Sauers, a.k.a. The Dover Doula, The Doula Darcy, and “baby whisperer” to many women and moms, is a phenomenal woman, mother, wife, listener, yoga instructor, event planner, friend, and yes… You’ve guessed it! Incredible postpartum doula! In this episode, Darcy opens up with tremendous courage and vulnerability about her birth story with her first child, and how her experience led her to live her purpose and passion as a doula. Although geared more toward moms, parents, women, anyone can benefit from listening to Darcy’s journey and perspective. She shares about the raw, messiness of transitioning into motherhood, talks about postpartum depression, the struggle to ask for help, the blessings in disguise, nourishment, health, running, and her exciting new program, “Third Trimester Thrive.” Tune in, maybe grab a tissue, and enjoy!
Kara Breese is one of the most radiant, powerful, and phenomenal people and healers I know. As a Doctor of Metaphysics and Healing Mh.D, she has trained extensively in many forms of energy healing and clearing for animals, people, and land. In this episode, Kara shares her story of feeling extremely “disconnected” from this world and herself, living on “autopilot,” and how she started to wake up, open up, soften, and discover her “sacred nature” through experiencing and studying energy healing and metaphysics. Kara talks about awakening her sixth sense, who inspires her, her love of nature, nourishment, moving and finding home, helping animals transition, and how she envisions holding space to expand community. It was truly special landing in presence with Kara, and I encourage you to pause, tune in, and soak up her brilliance and passion. Enjoy!
Dr. Brian McCracken, co-founder and owner of In Motion Chiropractic in Dover and Portsmouth, NH, is super passionate about “keeping people healthy through the motions of life.” In this episode, Brian shares about growing up curious about the body and how it functions and heals; he talks about “whole health approach” and what chiropractic care means. And he also opens up about the challenging yet fun aspects of being a parent, how he absolutely respects and loves his wife and business partner, Cassie, and how important it is to choose happiness and to play in life. Brian is truly one of the most kind, honest, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and playful people I know. He and Cassie are doing incredible work, and it is awesome to witness their positive impact on the community. Tune in, feel inspired, and enjoy!
Damla Aktekin, founder and creator of ‘a drop of om,’ is a beautiful, powerful healer in the Seacoast area. She is also a wife, mom, yoga and meditation teacher, Reiki master, writer, and teacher of love, compassion and light. In this episode, Damla shares her own personal journey through dark moments of feeling stuck in the “swamp,” lost, not knowing herself to learning how to allow herself to simply be, and how to truly love herself wholly and without judgment. She talks about discovering yoga (magic) and leaving the corporate world to fuel her purpose, becoming a mom, finding crystals and exploring mantra, all which ultimately lead her to connect deeply with her incredible gifts and birth her business. She offers Chakra Bliss Group Healings and also works privately with individual clients. Damla is full of grace, truth, authenticity; her vibration expands others! Enjoy listening to Damla share her sacred story, and keep following her, as she is cooking up some new curriculum!
Raya Al-Hashmi, courageous, intuitive, beautiful Seacoast photojournalist, is standing in her power and truly living her passion. She is a storyteller, world traveler, founder and creator of People of Portsmouth, volunteer photographer for Creative Mornings, and a woman of compassion. In this episode, Raya shares about her journey to “Raya on Assignment,” finding balance and releasing her self-critic, living in three different continents, her family, fear and freedom, saying “YES” to her life and vision, and the power of perspective and choice. Raya inspires me; she truly lives in the present and loves through the lens, capturing and sharing authentic moments. She powerfully reminds us that we are all absolutely beautiful and perfect as we are. Tune in, and enjoy soaking up her magic and energy!
Sarah Canney, also known as the “Run Far Girl,” is an incredible blogger, runner, wife, mom of 3, defeater of bulimia, and a top fundraiser for the CHaD HERO. She dives deep in this episode, sharing about her 9+ year battle with disordered eating and body image - the pain, denial, and shame, and then opens up about how she went from being at war with her body and running to burn calories to discovering tremendous freedom, strength, healing, and love. Running became her passion and meditation. Sarah also talks about balancing being a mom, homeschooling, training, keeping curiosity alive, nature, perfectionism, the art of blogging, sunrises, where “Embrace the Hill” and “Run Far Girl” came from, and how she is learning the importance of rest. Sarah is absolutely inspiring… full of courage, vulnerability, grace, honesty, authenticity, and light. Pause, listen, and allow yourself to be present with Sarah as she shares with such strength and an open heart.
Angela Bekkala is known by so many as the inspiring “Happy Fit Mama.” She is also an avid runner, ACSM certified clinical exercise physiologist, RRCA running coach, beautiful yogini, blogger, wife, mom of twins, photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and dear friend. In this episode, Angela shares about her tremendous passion for health and running, her marathoning highs and lows, discovering resiliency, strength and healing after battling major injury during and after the Boston Marathon in 2015; she talks about balancing work, training and family, releasing “mama guilt,” the art of blogging, letting go of comparison mindset, choosing the positives, and the importance of laughing in life. Angela’s joy and vitality shine through this episode. Grab some tea, tune in, and enjoy listening to her enlivening journey!
Sheilagh Durkin has an incredibly beautiful and powerful gift of being able to guide people to move through fears, human challenges, trauma, and illness, and therefore, release old unconscious energy patterns. She helps others see these obstacles and human experiences as gateways to their true nature and authentic power. Sheilagh is founder of Co-Creative Health, powerful energy healer, mom, wife, LIGHTWORK facilitator, and an empowering teacher. In this episode, she shares her path to her energy work practice, talks about the power of nature, grace, grounding, resiliency, changes in our bio-energetic system, and her mission to continue to inspire and spread the ripple of health, co-creative healing, and awakening to as many people as possible. I encourage you to pause, tune in, and allow Sheilagh’s authenticity, passion, and sharing to spark your own curiosity, heart-power and healing capacities. She is brilliant and inspiring! Enjoy!
Radiance. That is the word that shines out when I think of Ali Ricciardone. Awesome athlete, yogini, and adventure enthusiast, Ali inspires and empowers others with her beautiful energy. In this episode, she talks about her love of movement, her sacred relationship with her future husband and their shared passion for nature and hiking, the loss of her brother and how running helps heal her heart. Running combined with her discovery of personal training, health coaching, and yoga teaching led Ali to create and launch NH Endurance Life and Mount Warrior Yoga. Pause, tune in, and enjoy learning more about this incredible spirit and her amazing offerings!