Mindful Health for the Wise Woman

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How can a caretaker effectively serve others from an empty vessel? She can’t! She can only be whole by learning to tend to her body, mind, emotions, and spirit every day. She deserves to be at her best to have a happy, healthy, and productive life. Join Nadine to discover ways to navigate the stress… read more

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The Mindful Minute - Breathe with Your Belly!

August 20th, 2019


Having trouble using your abdominal muscles to breathe? Feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Here is an exercise for you.
Lie down comfortably on your back. If your chin points at the ceiling, place a pillow under your head to …

Why We Became Doctors and What We Learned

August 19th, 2019


Dr. LaTonzia Adams-Sheeley began working for the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System in 2016, as Medical Director of Microbiology and …

The Mindful Minute - Warrior 1

August 13th, 2019


Learn Warrior 1 to feel mentally and physically strong and confident.

Lauren Walsh, Founder of Global Sisterhood

August 12th, 2019


Lauren is the CEO and Founder of Global Sisterhood, an incredible platform for rising women and a movement of sister circles around the world in over 85 counties providing space, guidance, and practices for women …

The Mindful Minute - "Buttoned Up Blessings", by Ugochi Nwaogwugwu

August 6th, 2019


This is a poem about unity, strength, kindness and support - from one woman to another, by Ugochi Nwaogwugwu.

Please listen to her previous episode - https://simplecast.com/s/ab098dfb
You can find her at -

Assistant Professor Leah Allen, On the Surprising Relationship Between Feminism and Health

August 5th, 2019


Leah Claire Allen is Assistant Professor in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and English at Grinnell College. At Grinnell, Professor …

The Mindful Minute - Type A Personalities Can Meditate Too!

July 30th, 2019


As a self-professed type A personality, it was humbling to reminded about the real meaning of a meditation practice. I am continually delighted to learn and re-discover lessons from my teachers. Thanks to Jim Bennitt …

Jim Bennitt, Co-Founder of Tejas Yoga, On Meditation

July 29th, 2019


Jim teaches Tantric Vinyasa Yoga: an authentic, comprehensive practice influenced by ParaYoga, Universal Yoga, the Himalayan Institute, and the Krishnamacharya lineage. Based in Chicago and co-founder of Tejas Yoga …

The Mindful Minute - Grow Your Own Herb!

July 23rd, 2019


Try growing an herb of your own in your kitchen.

Bonus Episode: Seeds for Thought with Brenda Shelton, Horticulturist

July 22nd, 2019


Brenda Shelton, a Native Midwesterner, through and through, was raised by Scandinavian immigrant grandparents until she was 16 and graduated from …

The Mindful Minute - A Guided Relaxation in Nature

July 16th, 2019


Find a quiet place in a natural setting of your choosing, free of distractions and sit quietly for this guided relaxation. Use your senses to experience your surrounding.

“I Am Nature and Nature is Me” with Brenda Shelton, Horticulturist

July 15th, 2019


Horticulturist Brenda Shelton defines and discusses practice of horticulture, our interdependence with nature, and why she loves her craft.

Brenda …

The Mindful Minute - A Meditation to Observe Your Cravings

July 9th, 2019


This is a simple meditation to observe your cravings.

Jennifer Alembik, Food Addiction Coach

July 8th, 2019


Jennifer Alembik is a Food Addiction Coach and recovering food addict who has devoted her life to speaking, writing, and coaching on this debilitating disease.  Jenny’s intense passion to raise awareness and help others …

The Mindful Minute - Go Read Some Labels!

July 2nd, 2019


Read five nutrition labels this week and assess what changes, if any, you should make.

Christine Rosandich, Nutrition Educator - Nutrition Labels Explained!

July 1st, 2019


Reading a nutrition label may be confusing and it may feel like a waste of time, but it is imperative to choose the food that you are ingesting wisely! Be an informed consumer, advocate for your own health, and pick …

The Mindful Minute - Sugar, Too Much of a Good Thing...

June 25th, 2019


Too much sugar is detrimental to our health. This episode describes why.


Christine Rosandich, Nutrition Educator, On Why Diets Don't Work

June 24th, 2019


Christine Rosandich, Nutrition Educator and Health Coach advises against dieting and instead, educates us to adopt individual and sustainable strategies for weight maintenance. Christine is Program Manager of Offsite …

The Mindful Minute - A Meditation at the Beach, from "Aqua Kriya Yoga"

June 18th, 2019


This meditation is entitled A Meditation at the Beach, read with permission from the author, Camella Nair, from her book, Aqua Kriya Yoga. You can order your copy here

What is Aqua Yoga and Why Does It Help? - with Camella Nair

June 17th, 2019


Camella (Swami Nibhrtananda) has been practicing and studying yoga for decades and experienced how the practice of yoga changes over time or through illness or injury. She is certified in Aquatic Therapy and …

The Mindful Minute - A Tip from an Art Therapist

June 11th, 2019


A tip from Art Therapist, Kathleen Daly...don't be hard on yourself!

Art Therapist Kathleen Daly

June 10th, 2019


Kathleen Daly, licensed clinical professional counselor, Program Director and Art Therapist at the Cancer Support Center in Mokena and Homewood, Il and she joins us to talk about how art can heal. You can connect with …

Jesse Backes, Percussion Teacher, On How Music Teaches Us to Fail

June 3rd, 2019


Jesse Backes is a freelance percussion teacher, composer, and clinician in the midwest. Jesse studied music education at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He has worked with prestigious organizations as …

The Mindful Minute - A Birdsong Meditation

May 21st, 2019


Finding a quiet place, sit and listen to the nature's music, in the form of birdsong.

Jeffrey Wolfe, Music Therapist

May 20th, 2019


Jeffrey Wolfe is Director of Community Programs and Financial Operations, and a board-certified music therapist at Institute for Therapy through the …

The Mindful Minute - Make a New Habit Tip

May 14th, 2019


Here is a quick tip to form a new habit.

Dr. Sikirat Yusuf, Chiropractor and Owner of Serenity Chiropractic

May 13th, 2019


Dr. Sikirat Yusuf, medical and wellness consultant and owner of Serenity Chiropractic in Homewood, IL joins us on the podcast to talk about the …

The Mindful Minute - Superman Variation for Back Strength

May 7th, 2019


Try this exercise to strengthen your back muscles.

Ryan Glatt - Brain Health Coach

May 6th, 2019


Ryan Glatt is a psychometrist and Brain Health Coach at the Brain Health Center in the Pacific Neuroscience Institute. With a strong background in …

The Mindful Minute - Cat Cow Three Ways

April 30th, 2019


Cat Cow Pose can be done on a mat, in a chair, or standing.

Katie Hawks, Yoga and Massage Therapist

April 29th, 2019


Katie Hawks is a Yoga Therapist and Massage Therapist providing private, group and corporate Therapeutic Yoga Instruction, Reiki and a variety of Massage Therapy modalities in Valparaiso, IN. You can find her at

The Mindful Minute - Legs Up the Wall

April 23rd, 2019


Legs Up the Wall is a relaxing pose with numerous benefits. Learn how to practice here.

This Caregiver Returns to Speak about Grief

April 22nd, 2019


In her first podcast episode (episode 11), Leslie spoke about how she and her husband Eddie changed their health habits after Eddie was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer about 10 years ago. Together, they …

The Mindful Minute - Flower Breath to Be Calm

April 16th, 2019


Learning new things can be challenging. Try breathing like a flower to be calm.

The Medical Management of Osteoporosis with Dr. Taramasco

April 15th, 2019


Dr. Dan Taramasco grew up in Western, NY. and currently resides in Rochester, NY. He received his B.S. in Biology, Rochester Institute Of Technology …

The Mindful Minute - A Balancing Exercise from the Chair

April 9th, 2019


A simple exercise of slowly sitting and rising from a chair can improve lower body strength and improve balance.

Carol Feely Describes Living with Osteoporosis

April 8th, 2019


Carol Feely, retired teacher, has lived with osteoporosis for many years and describes how she has proactively managed it.

The Mindful Minute - How to Savasana (How to Relax)

April 2nd, 2019


Final relaxation (savasana, the Sanskrit word) is the most important part of yoga.

A Conversation with Dr. Loren Fishman, Author of "Yoga for Osteoporosis"

April 1st, 2019


Loren Fishman, MD is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City, author of ten books, and more than 90 academic articles, and a world-recognized pioneer in the use of yoga in …

The Mindful Minute - Five Pointed Star to Seated Squat

March 26th, 2019


This is a standing to sitting sequence to stretch the front of the body and to strengthen the legs.

Dr. Noosha Niv, Clinical Psychologist, On Forgiveness

March 25th, 2019


Dr. Noosha Niv, clinical psychologist, founder of the Mind Matters Institute, National Education Director for the VA Mental Health Centers of …

Thalia Bishop Navigates Anxiety with Integrity

March 18th, 2019


Thalia Bishop, in training for her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland, talks openly about how she has managed her …

The Mindful Minute - Inspired by Breath of Joy

March 12th, 2019


This is a seated practice inspired by breath of joy.

Dr. Noosha Niv, Clinical Psychologist, On Anxiety

March 11th, 2019


Dr. Noosha Niv, clinical psychologist, founder of the Mind Matters Institute, National Education Director for the VA Mental Health Centers of …

The Mindful Minute - Milkshake by Global Family Yoga

March 5th, 2019


This stress relieving technique is presented with permission by Mira Binzen of Global Family Yoga.

Mira Binzen, On Teaching Yoga to Future Wise Women

March 4th, 2019


Mira Binzen is a child psychologist by training, registered experienced yoga teacher at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance, Yoga therapist with …

My Daughter, Future Wise Woman

February 25th, 2019


My daughter, Maddie Kelly, is a third year student at Harvard University. She has maintained an excellent academic record, made lots of friends, learned about herself as a leader, and remained committed to staying …

The Mindful Minute - Coloring is Good for You!

February 19th, 2019


Another way to relax is to color, so grab some colored pencils and a coloring book for adults!

Denise Gives Back

February 18th, 2019


Denise Bouche, yoga student and brilliant artistic soul, painted a gorgeous mural, spanning two walls for the Cancer Support Center in Mokena, IL. …

The Bakery Boss Lady Puts Her Scones to Work for Community

February 11th, 2019


Lisa Thompson, owner of Blue Sky Bakery in Chicago, gives at risk young adults opportunity by training them in her bakery for a better future. She …

Dr. Mica Estrada, On The Effects Community and Kindness in Retaining Students of Color in STEM Fields

February 4th, 2019


Dr. Mica Estrada received her Ph.D. (1997) in Social Psychology from Harvard University and now is an Associate Professor in the Department of …

The Mindful Minute-Marching in Place

January 29th, 2019


Feeling lethargic? Let's march in place.

YZ - Woman On a Mission

January 28th, 2019


YZ, my fellow The Podcast Fellowship alum, sponsored by Alex DiPalma and Seth Godin during the summer of 2018, joins me on this episode to talk about leaving China to pursue screenwriting and podcasting. Deeply tied to …

Sue Armato On Thriving with Cancer

January 21st, 2019


Sue Armato is the Executive Director of the Cancer Support Center. The Cancer Support Center is located in Homewood and in Mokena, IL. A variety of complimentary classes and services are offered for those with cancer, …

The Mindful Minute - Rainstorm

January 15th, 2019


Meditate to the sounds of the rain.

Helena Rogers, Woman Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

January 14th, 2019


Helena Rogers is a highly creative entrepreneur with excellent ability to create, develop, host and facilitate workshops, seminars, and conferences. She is an advocate for helping women showcase their strengths in their …

The Mindful Minute - The First Part of a Sun Salutation

January 8th, 2019


For energy, strength, balance, and flexibility, practice the first part of a sun salutation with a chair.

Dr. Mimi Secor, Nurse Practitioner, On Women's Sexual Health

January 7th, 2019


Dr. Mimi Secor is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for 40+ years and more recently, Health and Fitness. She …

The Mindful Minute - Focus In Spite of Noise

December 18th, 2018


We are constantly stimulated; it is possible to focus and find stillness amongst noise. It just takes practice.

Is It Yoga Wednesday Yet?

December 17th, 2018


Dedicated yoginis, my friends and mentors, Janet and Pat tell us why they cannot live without yoga. You don't need to be a pretzel. You don't have to be thin. Why does Janet call yoga her "life force"? How does Pat …

The Mindful Minute - A Forest Meditation

December 11th, 2018


Imagine yourself in the forest. Take a moment to focus on the sounds, sights, smells, and feel of the forest around you.

Nature Sustains Her Spirit

December 10th, 2018


May Kelly, my sister-in-law, describes living a life of balance with her son who has autism. She describes how she cares for herself by eating well and spending as much time in nature as she can, nurturing her …

A Conversation with Dr. Jennings, Author of “The Aging Brain”

December 3rd, 2018


Dr. Timothy Jennings, MD, summarizes key concepts from his book The Aging Brain - Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind by choosing healthy lifestyle habits to prevent dementia. Dr. Jennings is a …

Bernie Hoffman - We Are All a Part of One Story

November 26th, 2018


Bernie Hoffman embodies what it means to healthy spiritually and socially. She talks about how she is inspired to consistently give to her community through her work at Infant Jesus of Prague Parish in Flossmoor, IL.

Chef Scout Hughes Makes Cooking Approachable

November 19th, 2018


Executive Chef Scout Hughes of Dish in Valparaiso, IN showcases practical cooking techniques, basic pantry staples, and cooking supplies.


Susan Grumbine's Scenic Path to Acupuncture

November 12th, 2018


Susan Grumbine is a Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist since October of 2015. She is the owner of SuZen Acupuncture in Crete, Il where she practices traditional Chinese medicine, East-Asian therapies, …

The Mindful Minute - Heel Lifts

November 6th, 2018


Want to improve your balance? Try heel lifts.

On Balance

November 5th, 2018


This is an episode about maintaining physical balance by learning the anatomy of balance as well as risk factors and prevention strategies to avoid falls.

The Mindful Minute - Integrity

October 30th, 2018


Walk tall, avoid conflict, maintain your integrity.

Martial Artist Phil Varnado Shares Self Defense Tips

October 29th, 2018


Phil Varnado, 2nd Degree Taekwondo black belt, shares self defense tips and how for him, martial arts is a way of life. Tune in to learn how he has remained dedicated to his art to stay healthy physically, mentally, …

The Mindful Minute - Shake Up Your Exercise Routine

October 23rd, 2018


Get out of the same exercise rut. Avoid injuries. Challenge yourself. Ask a trainer for help.

Mike "The Beast" Hampton On Falling in Love with Training Seniors

October 22nd, 2018


Michael Hampton has been a personal trainer since 2006 (NSCA Personal Trainer; AFAA Group Exercise Instructor; American Red Cross AED & CPR Certified). Seeing clients and members smile and laugh while trying to …

Ugochi, The African Buttafly Shares What She Knows

October 15th, 2018


Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, born to Nigerian parents in Chicago, made the difficult choice to pursue her life as an artist. She shares how she arrived at her …

The Mindful Minute - A Nourishing Tip

October 9th, 2018


A Nourishing Tip to keep in mind when shopping at the grocery store. Shop along the periphery and prep when you get home to save time and your waistline.

Nutrition is the Key for this Caregiver

October 8th, 2018


Leslie Susralski, volunteer and board member of the Cancer Support Center talks about life with her husband who has terminal cancer. Leslie is a …

The Mindful Minute - Unplugged at Mt. Baldhead

October 2nd, 2018


Declutter your mind by unplugging and getting physical.

Stress Like Goldilocks

October 1st, 2018


This episode is dedicated to learning about how stress works, how it affects you, and why you need the right amount in our lives to be our best.

My Sister, My Hero

September 24th, 2018


Daphne Pierre Bishop is a mother, wife, attorney, and cancer survivor. She recounts how she learned how to be healthy after a life spent experimenting with various diets and exercise regimens. She finally hit her …

The Mindful Minute - Breathe

September 18th, 2018


Learn how to take a calming deep breath in the seated position.

My Personal Performance Coach, Orlando Bishop

September 17th, 2018


I am honored to share this interview with Orlando Bishop of Align Performance. He discusses his Align methodology for helping clients to develop …

The Mindful Minute - A Quick Warm Up

September 11th, 2018


A brief warm up to help with stiffness.

Let's Get Physical

September 10th, 2018


This episode is about the importance of staying active and myriad reasons why exercise is so very beneficial.

NOTE - In the original recording of this episode, BMI was incorrectly reported as a percentage. The updated …

The Mindful Minute: It's Just a Skill

September 4th, 2018


In this Mindful Minute, let's remember - learning a skill takes baby steps, patience, and self-compassion.

Introduction to a Healthy You

September 3rd, 2018


Welcome to Mindful Health for the Wise Woman. In the pilot podcast episode, the definition of the complex concept of health is explained. Health is …

Mindful Health for the Wise Woman Podcast Trailer

August 10th, 2018


Mindful Health for the Wise Woman Podcast Trailer, coming soon!

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