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Brave to the Bone

91 EpisodesProduced by Tawnya GilbertWebsite

From Plant Medicine to Psychedelic Wellness and Research this is your source to your own Human potential. We can not heal, grow, or change, if we are not given the opportunity to be tapped in. I am a nurse who works with Eleusinia Retreat a Science based Psilocybin retreat in Peurto Vallarta, Mexic… read more

91 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Nurses in Psychedelics

May 29th, 2022


Today I am so excited to tell you my whole damn story. It was really hard not to call this episode " How I got my Groove back." I want this for you. …

"Terminally Unique" facing terminal cancer with the help of Psilocybin

April 19th, 2022


Scott tells his story of how psilocybin brought him to a realization that we cannot negotiate the terms of our lives. Ultimate surrender and acceptance gave him the courage and strength needed for hope.

The Story of Eleusinia Psilocybin Retreat: How one woman regained her quality of life and started a Science based Movement

April 12th, 2022


Jessica's life changed with a debilitating illness that left her in constant pain for a year. No available medication would relieve her constant …

Basement to Breakthrough; the Journey of the Conscious Cannabis movement in the Bay area

March 26th, 2022


In this episode Seba and Javi share their journey from Chile to a Colorado basement where their Conscious Cannabis movement began. 

Javi and Seba …

Healing the Priestess and 5-MeO-DMT

March 20th, 2022


Christina speaks about individualizing our unique Sacred wheel of healing as she shares her own story of personal transformation.

Christina Sabella has been a Priestess for almost 6 years & has studied sacred …

Healing PTSD with Ayahuasca

March 11th, 2022


Gretchen shares her story of Healing PTSD with Ayahuasca

Plant Medicine and Healing the Hard Way with Frank Horath

March 7th, 2022


Franks awakening & personal shift with the plant medicine path began long ago, but the calling to work with and serve others in their transformation began in fall of 2019.

He sat with a close friend in a plant …

Women in Psychedelics with Dana Harvey

February 28th, 2022


Dana Harvey is the founder and facilitator of the flourish Academy and a guest speaker on women in Psychedelics at the upcoming Rising Consciousness Conference March 9-11 in Salt lake City Utah. Dana is a micro-dose …

Trust, Let Go, Be Open. with Dr. Rick Barnett

February 19th, 2022


Dr. Rick Barnett, Psy.D., LADC, is a clinical psychologist and addiction specialist. today we dive into His work professionally and spiritually in …

The Story is the Medicine

February 13th, 2022


Beana Bern is the visionary founder of Rootstock Retreat, a sanctuary in Northern Vermont dedicated to healing, conscious creation, connection and joy.  Through medicine retreats, monthly ceremony, magical gatherings …

Upgrade your Energy with Quantum Architect Ty-el

February 6th, 2022


Today Ty-el shares his tremendous healing journey. From a terminal diagnosis to becoming a quantum architect. This episode will remind you of how valuable your authenticity really is. He gives us permission to step into …

Where Psychedelics and Nursing collide, Back to Basics

January 29th, 2022


This Episode is the collision of Nursing and Psychedelics. Andrew Penn, MS, PMHNP is a UC San Francisco trained psychiatric nurse practitioner. He …

Psychedelics in Recovery with Tyler Fink

January 23rd, 2022


Tyler Fink is an addiction specialist with an extensive background in psychedelics aiding in recovery, We dive deep into Iboga! Tyler's personal story of resurrection from an opiate addiction with the use of Iboga. His …

The World Needs to Know, the Story of MindLumen

January 15th, 2022


Neil Gehani is an entrepreneur and software engineer and creator of MindLumen a

non-profit company that is building a regenerative economy in psychedelic healing. Connecting guides to explores, in an anonymous and …

Love as a Choice, with Psychedelic Nurse Zoe Hippel

January 9th, 2022


Zoe is the founder of the Empowerment Projekt a compassionate space for people in the depths of their healing and transformative process. Zoe is  a …

How to Save Humanity, one Drug at a time with Mitchell Gomez

January 2nd, 2022


Todays show is about Harm reduction and Drug policy with the Vibrant and amazing Mitchell Gomez.  Mitchell is a graduate of New College of Florida …

"When the Journey Never Ends" with Psychedelic Ethics Professor Dr Sandra Dreisbach

December 27th, 2021


Sandra is an Ethicist and Psychedelic Ethics specialist with a MA, Phd in Philosophy exploring Ethical Decision Making and Moral Psychology.  She is …

Psychedelics and Radical Authenticity with Alex Carelli

December 20th, 2021


In this Episode Alex Carelli shares her story her work and her passion. Alex is the founder of the ThetaSoma Technique, a subconscious journeying …

How to Give from a place of Overflow. with Psychic Medium Susan Allen

December 11th, 2021


Today Susan Allen shares her amazing journey of trauma to transformation and resurrection. She is an internationally renowned Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive. Connecting with Spirit, Susan consistently delivers …

How to address disparity in Psychedelic Healing with the Mushroom Guru

December 5th, 2021


Joseph Frank also known as the mushroom Guru talks activism and political movements underway now in Oregon. Prop 109 and 110, He has a long amazing …

Opening a Capacity for Love, Part 2- of Luke Storey on Psychedelic Healing

November 28th, 2021


This is part 2 of Luke Storey.  Luke is a motivational speaker, meditation and metaphysics teacher, and lifestyle design expert who shares transformative principles of health and spirituality.  He is the host of the top …

Crack, Heroin, the addictive mind, and the role of Psychedelics in Recovery PART 1

November 26th, 2021


This is part 1 of Luke Storey.  Luke is a motivational speaker, meditation and metaphysics teacher, and lifestyle design expert who shares transformative principles of health and spirituality.  He is the host of the top …

Psychedelic Plant Medicine Healing from the Chamorro Indigenous perspective

November 19th, 2021


Jerred Tudela is the founder and CEO of Blue Sun Mycology Group and Vision Spores. He comes from an Indigenous background of the Chamorro people. …

A Fresh Coat of Snow, how Psychedelic Integration can help us choose a new path.

November 14th, 2021


This episode details the magic of lasting transformation with psychedelic integration. Kathryn LaRoe, LCSW, CCTP, CMHIMP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. …

the Psychedelic Bridge to Somatic Healing

November 6th, 2021


Aviva is a licensed psychotherapist offering somatic-based talk therapy and ketamine- and cannabis-assisted psychotherapy in her private practice in …

This Thing Called Life- with Zach Leary

October 30th, 2021


In this incredibly beautiful episode Zach Leary speaks openly about his own struggles with addiction.  The history of AA and Bill W. spiritual …

Somatic Liberation with Psychedelic Medicine

October 24th, 2021

Tal Sharabi (she, her, hers) graduated from Regis University in Denver Colorado with a masters degree in counseling. She is a licensed professional …

Recreating Identity

October 16th, 2021


Kristina Salas is a mother and creator who shares her beautiful process of personal deconstruction, trust, and self forgiveness. She shares how …

A Psychedelic Heart

October 9th, 2021


Keith Gilmore is a writer, speaker, and coach. He writes primarily on culture, ethics, psychology, spirituality, philosophy, and psychedelics. He is …

Amplifying Love and Trust

October 3rd, 2021


Rebecca Wiener McGregor is an Amplifier of Love and catalyst for breakthroughs! She shares her gifts as a transformational hypnotist her personal story as to how she moved into her gifts. She is committed to helping …

the Compassionate Mind

September 25th, 2021


Mike Govoni is a Master of Mindfulness and Compassion. He is a Health and wellness coach and created the program "Healing beyond recovery".

Mike has …

The Spiritual Perspective of Mental disorders with Psychic Medium Chinhee Park

September 19th, 2021


Chinhee and her twin are World Renowed Psychic Healer's.  Chinhee is a survivor and specializes in trauma healing and educates her clients about the importance of embracing spiritual gifts and changing our perspective …

The Wounded Healer-as an archetype of our time with Michael Meade

September 10th, 2021


Michael Meade has been one of my lifetimes greatest inspiration>  In this episode he shares his story, his path, and his practices. Michael is a …

Creative Entrepreneur Chris Claflin Shares all

September 4th, 2021


Chris Claflin is an entrepreneur and founder of which specializes in web design, development and consulting.  In this episode …

The Calling of Sacred Space

August 27th, 2021


This episode is about creating gems of wisdom from the trauma and grief of life. Nicole love an RN, Energy Healer, psychic reader, and teacher, …

The Art of Intuitive Living

August 21st, 2021


Brandon H. Bloom is the author of Spirit Guides, Angels, and speaking with Source. He is a channeler and Reiki master. This conversation dives into the art of intuition and how we can develop our own inherent connection …

We the Healers with Dumela Universe

August 16th, 2021


Dumela Universe is a channel of Velastri, a south African Healer who shares today about what is really happening in the collective of our own …

Freedom, Unity, and an Open Heart in Tanzania

August 8th, 2021


Andrew Doherty is the manager of Thomson Safaris, the first US owned safari in Tanzania. He works with universities, museums, photography workshops, celebrity chefs on community and conservation groups. He tells his …

High Vibe Stories with Emily Dexter

August 1st, 2021


Emily Dexter is the author of the best selling book A Damsel No More. She is also a psychic who uses her intuitive gifts to teach writers how to find their own high vibe story. Emily shares about her healing journey and …

20 years

July 24th, 2021


We all know how devastating a methamphetamine addiction can be, how impossible it is to get out of. This is the story of my little brother Tyler. It is his life's tragedy and his own Triumph. A story of darkness and …

Intentional Relationships with Lila Lupetin

July 17th, 2021


Lila Lupetin helps woman reset their lives post divorce. She specializes in helping woman reclaim their sense of self. On this episode she breaks down the fundamentals of self love, healing, growth, and how to shift our …

"Are you Happy?"- with the incredible film Director Atdhe Trepca

July 10th, 2021


AtdheTrepca is a film director who has a dedication to human empathy and behavior. Today he shares how his film failures ultimately positioned him …

Ketamine in Psychotherapy-a Psychedelic catalyst for uncovering the original self

July 3rd, 2021


Dr. Jaime woods was the first to use Ketamine assisted psychotherapy in the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz area in California. He studied Behavioral …

The Radical Grace of Dying

June 27th, 2021


Hospice Nurse Julie is an authentic amazing leader who found her calling after struggling in her career.  When she found Hospice she discovered …

A Fathers Guide to the Healed Soul

June 20th, 2021


Joey Labossiere is a clinical hypnotherapist who's path of self discovery took him from a career as a prison guard to a man on a spiritual mission. After hitting rock bottom, he nearly died in an auto accident that …

Psychedelics, PTSD, Trauma and Nursing

June 13th, 2021


Zoe is the founder of the Empowerment Projekt a compassionate space for people in the depths of their healing and transformative process. Zoe is  a …

Man from Somewhere.

June 7th, 2021


Johan Van Vuure is an Adventure seeking nomad who finds himself by letting go and embracing vulnerability in the totality of the natural world. He is …

Everyone has a Story with Carina Reid

May 30th, 2021


Bring back your Boom, in this episode we explore how fitness, community, space, and Authenticity can heal Anyone! Carina shares her vulnerable truth …

Reshaping the Sobriety Culture with Zach Mathers

May 30th, 2021


Zach is a cultural architect.  He cares deeply about reshaping the culture of sobriety so people can move away from identifying with their struggles …

The Curious Woman Transforms

May 27th, 2021


Maura Joy Lustig has been an expert in female transformation since 2007. Today she shares her incredible journey of breaking barriers of all kind and …

The Pursuit of Happiness with Arsenio White

May 23rd, 2021


Arsenio White moonlights as a Realtor and videographer and spends his days reading, learning, and teaching about inner freedom and the pursuit of true happiness. He is a Black man who speaks openly about emotionally …

"How Can I help," changing our lives with empathy- Bill Hvidt

May 17th, 2021


excellent interview with Bill Hvidt who is a humble and insightful leader who teaches individuals and organizations to develop health clarity and …

The Transformative Magic of Storytelling, with Matthew Dicks

May 8th, 2021


What are the stories you are telling about yourself to the world and yourself? This episode will reframe your perspective with genius and humility.  Matthew Dick’s is not only a highly acclaimed International best …

Healing Beyond Traditions

May 2nd, 2021


Mike Govoni is an Integrative Recovery Coach, meaning he takes healing trauma beyond recovery to a whole new level.  His own story is that of …

from Professional Basketball to Spiritual Leader and coach how Derick Grant defines the Mind

April 27th, 2021


Derick Grant spent eight years playing for the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters.  He is in the National Basketball Hall of fame and has spent his …

Sobriety as a Super Power with Casey Davidson

April 19th, 2021


Casey Davidson shares her personal success story. She is the host of the highly acclaimed podcast Hello Someday. She also is an incredibly successful …

The Brave Heart of the Intensive Care how one Nurse found his voice

April 14th, 2021


Hunter Prosper Is the Brave Heart of the ICU in one of the biggest hospitals in the US.  He shares his journey of recovery from the tragedy of a car accident that nearly took his life. He moved through his own emotional …

why Nurses Quit Nursing

April 11th, 2021


 Logan Trudell creator of  Healthcare Stress Relief. is a Registered Nurse turned Burnout Reduction Specialist after personally falling victim to …

Breaching the Shore of emotional fitness with Carl Paoli

April 4th, 2021


Carl Paoli was an elite gymnast in Spain and has translated his work into the New York times bestselling book Freestyle.  After a life rooted in the …

The Spirituality of a Drag, the truth about deconstruction, and how we can change the world with space and grace

March 29th, 2021


Flamy Grant is a San Diego-based drag performer, and yes, that name is an homage to the queen of Christian pop herself, Amy Grant. Flamy sings, writes, and hosts a podcast about spiritual deconstruction called Heathen. …

A South African Healer shares a story and a message about unconditional love moving from perfectionism towards natural perception

March 28th, 2021


Vel'astri aka Dumela Universe is a beautiful healer from Cape town Africa, moving from a traumatic childhood to profound spiritual awakening, …

Dr. Harrison Jones and Compassionate Leadership

March 18th, 2021


Dr. Harrison Jones is a leader in education and author of (I Used to Hate School) He shares his background from teacher, to principal for at risk …

The F*ck It point and the BadAss Counseling Method with Sven Erlandson

March 17th, 2021


Sven Erlandson MDiv is an author of 5 books, most recently 'There's a Hole in My Love cup" Where he dives into the BadAss counseling method for …

When Food becomes the Cure

March 16th, 2021


Linder Walker is a Vegan Health and fitness coach that survived a life threatening cancer and Recovered from her eating disorder all by changing her perception as eating food as medicine.  Linder not only survived but …

Breaking through the Binds of Burnout, How Dr. Laura Johnson Rekindled her Flame for Cancer Research and her own life

March 12th, 2021


Dr. Laura Johnson is a successful scientist, and mother to two elementary-school aged children. She works for big pharma doing cutting-edge cancer …

Celebrating Woman's Empowerment from tampons to transgender issues, two woman explore their purpose and identity

March 9th, 2021


Laura Rathbone changes the feminine culture on the streets of Los Angelos, while Tyresa Colleen a transgender 62 year old woman shares her own impact …

The Overlooked Humanity and Purpose in our Homeless community, with Paula Woodworth

February 28th, 2021


Paula Wood worth is a Los Angeles Homeless outreach specialist who knows just what it takes to reach connect to the homeless who often suffer from …

Redefining Your Life with Ruba

February 21st, 2021


Ruba is a certified life coach with a background in clinical research. She was born in Gaza and weaves us an inspirational tale of how she pushed her own boundaries and beliefs into a world she never imagined. She …


February 8th, 2021


Kyle Quilly Quilausing is a motivational inspirational speaker who's Hawaiian story will take you through epic loss and rediscovery.  A kid with …

Last Chance, Rachel's Story (where the lost become found one young woman's journey to self discovery)

February 8th, 2021


Rachel was 22 living in New Hampshire when her life no longer made sense. A few by chance encounters led her on a Journey across the country to become an organic farmer. She had zero experience, had no idea where she …

The Healed Hero's Journey of self discovery, how one MD found ultimate transformation.

February 5th, 2021


Kai is radiant heart centered energy on legs.  His journey however, was a winding road of self discovery as he was forced to reevaluate and find a …

Bonfires to Mango trees how I found magic at a young age despite all odds.

February 1st, 2021


I wanted to take this opportunity to share a tale of adventure and courage. come back with me to my earliest memories heart wrenching loss and self discovery.

The Sacred Somatic Journey. When Trauma becomes Transformation

January 29th, 2021


Emma Stern is an Oakland based leader in Embodied Awareness and Empowerment. She offers trauma-informed yoga training, classes, and somatic …

Quentin Saludes a Recovery specialist shares a story of Native American spiritual transformation from addiction to community leader

January 24th, 2021


Quentin Saludes a Recovery specialist found himself in a predicament of choices where his addictions sent him to an unexpected fork in the road. Using his Native American heritage he found spiritual healing in sweat …

Emily Perry host of Rock your Purpose shares High Impact tools to craft your souls purpose

January 15th, 2021


I met Emily Perry as a Bright light and leader of yoga. today she shares her journey of inspiration and let go. What it took to become a High Impact …

The Legacy of Purpose with Slade Giles

January 8th, 2021


Slade Giles received his Cancer diagnosis in 2018, while in school for his MBA .  A quick cascade of events followed, bringing him to his knees. His …

Sandy Jacquard, A Holistic Health and Lifestyle coach shares about what it takes to make a stand for Change in your life.

December 31st, 2020


Sandy is a compassionate coach who works with a variety of clients personally and in group settings.  Her path is one of living a WHOLE HEARTED life where she starts by embracing space for willingness, and moves us to a …

Radical Self Acceptance in a Transgender Transformation

December 19th, 2020


Teri was a male minister, married 41 years to a woman. finally uncovering her deepest truth.  10 months to retirement a DUI changed everything. Sobriety brought self work, and after 52 sessions with a godsend of a …

How Breath and Movement Heal, with Puja Chance

December 5th, 2020


Puja is a leader in the Santa cruz community. Here she tells about her Renegade side how she loves to take navigate new paths in  yoga to unravel ourselves to a state of presence grace and healing. she comes from an …

on World AIDS Awareness day we investigate the similarities in this current pandemic to that of AIDS- in terms of Human connection

November 30th, 2020


Jimmy DNP RN-BC is a leader in patient care in inner cities HIV health and prevention clinics. he is a leader in his kindness and dedication in …

-Creating Carina Reid,- the path from Lost to Leader and how a Hero Heals herself and a community.

November 16th, 2020


Finding strength in her struggle Carina tells about her life and how her early path of turbulence became her foundation to fuel the courage of an …

Arlina Allen, a recovery celebrity, shares her story of Reinvention through Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol

November 6th, 2020


Arlina Allen has reinvented her life in recovery and founded The Sober Living School, where she has developed a curriculum designed to reinvent the …

Running towards the Lions Roar and why Men disappoint us

November 2nd, 2020


My own transformation comes tangled in my self worth and validation tied to men.  Stories of Lions and their Roar and how to change your life

what will I gain when I have everything to loose

October 21st, 2020


Laura Lee Magana a stunning dancer, mother, and relator, battles for her life with oral cancer. How perseverance lies in absolute vulnerability. what …

Should I even be practicing Medicine?

October 15th, 2020


A profound and meaningful journey.  From a place of terrifying life changes a Physician Assistant moves from Burn out to quitting Medicine …

a Physicist turned psychiatrist sees personal transformation in a beautiful mathematical yet meaningful language

October 14th, 2020


PETER HOLLAND, M.D. is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Aptos. He teaches candidates in analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and gives talks to therapists and others on …

Guiding Light Gustavo

October 9th, 2020


Gustavo was born in the most violent crime ridden city in Mexico. Through the trials and tribulations of his personal growth, he was able to make it …

a Modern day Mystic explains the importance of looking deeper within, and becoming the caretaker of our own soul.

October 2nd, 2020


Eileen Duval reveals all when it comes to a life in mysticism. How she found herself and continues to grow in her heart and in the light

Building a career in Human Compassion, Laura Rathbone opens new doors for the homeless in LA.

September 27th, 2020


Laura Rathbone is an award winning homeless advocate that has built her career around helping others. She is a leader in her community and has so much to share about believing and trusting in yourself in an uncertain …

My childhood probation officer reveals all

September 27th, 2020


I reached out to my childhood probation officer Lance Crawly after realizing how much of an impact he had on my life. It was a miracle to hear about …

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