• Trailblazer Interview: Brooke Snow & Digital Detox for Healing

    Brooke Snow delights in the pursuit of a meaningful life. To learn more about how to find true balance in your life check out everybranch.is Brooke lives in Northern Utah with her calm husband, adventurous 5 year old son and bouncy baby girl. I’m so excited to share her work with you, especially knowing that many of you are, like me, living with illness-related fatigue and information overwhelm.

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    Trailblazer Interview: Betsan Corkhill and Therapeutic Knitting

    Betsan Corkhill is the founder of social enterprise Stitch Links. Betsan was a senior physiotherapist before becoming frustrated with a system which didn’t allow her the time to work with patients as she needed to, especially for long term conditions. Her work led her to Stitch Links.

  • Trailblazer Interview: Heather Plett on Holding Space for Illness and Pain

    How do you handle illness? Is it something that makes you want to run away? Or something you live with everyday? For those of us who live with chronic illness or pain it can be an unforgiving struggle, an uncomfortable companion, and a deeply felt experience. Heather Plett’s work on holding space went viral in 2015, and for good reason. CLICK TO TWEET. Heather Plett is a teacher, writer, coach, and facilitator who helps people make deeper connections with themselves, others, the sacred, and the Earth. She gathers people in circles both online and off to share stories, ask questions, make art, and build community. She is a practitioner of The…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Dyana Valentine – SuperConditions

    Dyana Valentine, one of my dearest friends, got in touch years ago as I put chronic illness and sparkle in the same sentence. She supported my TEDx talk, my book, my work and dreamed for me. Prior to her current work, she was a microsurgery technician, Olympics organiser, horse trainer and secretary to the General Counsel of a multi-national corporation. She’s a speaker, magic-maker, secret-weapon to superstars, and creator of super conditions. I’ve invited her because she is a total trailblazer, changing peoples’ lives, businesses and our world. She’s changed my life and I want to talk to her more about being human, living with struggle and moving forward, and asking…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Aviva Gold – Creativity, Healing & Art Medicine

    Aviva Gold has been an art therapist, a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and an artist. Today, and for the past 35 years, she has grown into an art medicine woman.  She’s taught her transformative Painting from the Source method worldwide, in the past 35 years she has taught at major workshop centres in the world such as Omega, Findhorn, Mana retreat, Kripalu and Esalen.  She has taken Painting from the Source teachings to England, France, Canada, New Zealand, Ecuador, and Italy and is currently creating a source retreat in Oracle, Arizona.  Click to tweet – Aviva is a true, global wellness trail blazer and I’m honoured she’s joining us for…

  • Trailblazer Interview – Natasha Lipman: Wellness Rebel

    Natasha Lipman is a London based chronic illness blogger, she is living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and in 2013 was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance. She began blogging in 2014, started a healing journey to try anything, at which point she found nutrition and became a well known Instagramer! Her background is in international relations, youth activism and entrepreneurship, she is a global change maker. Click to Tweet – Interview with @NatashaLipman, wellness rebel. We talk instagram, orthorexia + why she’s pursuing balance not ‘purity’. In this Trailblazer Interview we talk about: A deeper and very much needed conversation around what wellness means and how we pursue it…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Tiphany Adams – Push Girls

    At age 17 Tiphany Adams was a high school senior with dreams of modelling when the car she was riding in was hit head on by a drunk driver on October 15, 2000. Three lives were lost in the accident and Tiphany was the only survivor of the 130 mph impact crash. She was diagnosed as a paraplegic with a T10 fracture and L2 movement and persevered through months of painful recovery to graduate with her class the following June. Born in Lodi, California, Tiphany has always been a small-town girl with big dreams. Today she pushes forward, pursuing her passions as an actress, abilities advocate and fitness evolutionary. She…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Veronique Gauthier – Integrative Healing for MS

    Veronique started yoga in 2000, at the age of 34, when she was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting MS. At the time, she was addicted to the gym. She loved aerobics, steps, spinning and spent 8 to 10 hours per week in the gym – but still smoked 25 cigarettes a day. Even though she was convinced that Yoga would be boring, she decided to join an Iyengar and an Ashtanga class a week. She now knows that doing yoga and sticking to it was one of the best decision she ever made. Over the years, she studied and practiced different types of yoga with different teachers: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Forrest Yoga,…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Amy Zellmer

    Amy Zellmer is a Professional Photographer, Creative Business Coach, Writer, Traveler, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivor. I first met Amy through our work together in my Soul Detox Sessions and have been blessed to know of her amazing work – from her gay marriage advocacy – to her inspiring photography for many years. I am delighted to be interviewing Amy about her work as an advocate for people living with traumatic brain injury. We talk about: – What Traumatic Brain Injury is and how we can support someone with it. – Amy’s healing journey and her her experiences with the Huffington Post. – Travelling to Washington as a TBI…

  • Trailblazer Interview: Esmé Wang & Creativity in Healing

    Esmé Weijun Wang is a writer and speaker. Her site, at esmewang.com, is where she provides resources for artists, writers, and makers seeking to build a creative legacy. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she attended Yale, Stanford, and the University of Michigan, went from intern to Assistant Editor for an international lifestyle magazine, and was a writer and editor at ModCloth before launching Esmé Weijun Wang Productions. Author of the book Light Gets In, Wang has written for and about in The New Inquiry, Salon, the New Yorker Online, the New York Times, and Clementine Daily. I’ve admired Esmé’s work for many years and I’m delighted and honoured to share this interview.…

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