Energy Matters Archive
August 16, 2019. Dan Winter of Toward Harmony. Caroline welcomes Dan Winter of Toward Harmony Tai Chi and Qigong back to Energy Matters! We sit down and talk about anxiety from the lens of an energetic perspective, different techniques to balance that upward force, and Dan also talks about his recent Qigong intensive training and deepening his study among likeminded folks. Tune in for a great show!
August 9, 2019. Rajeshwari of The Yoga Space. On today’s show, Caroline sits down with Rajeshwari of The Yoga Space in Keene, NH to talk about her new Mantra Teacher Training. They discuss how Raji got into yoga early on, the influences of her early spiritual teachers and how they encouraged her to share and develop mantra as a tool for spiritual practice. Raji talks about the accredited 200-hour Mantra Teacher Training, how it came to be and how this energetic practice can be used to improve our everyday lives. Tune in for a great show!
August 2, 2019. Sacred Roots Healing. On today’s show, Caroline sits down with Jen Parmentier and Steve Fleury of Sacred Roots Healing in Easthampton, MA. Together, they discuss how Sacred Roots got started, how the variety of events and workshops facilitate different ways people heal, Jen’s work with trauma and recovery, and Steve’s development of intuition around the birth of their son. Stay tuned for a great show!
July 26, 2019. Chris Marano. On today’s show, Caroline sits down with Chris Marano, a clinical herbalist, medicine maker, and teacher behind Clearpath Herbals. Chris talks about keeping his many passions balanced, the way his 3 year herbal school is set up, getting to know plants intuitively and intellectually, and growing community gardens. Tune in for an excellent show!
June 21, 2019. Hannah Jacobson-Hardy. In today’s show, we sit down with herbalist Hannah Jacobson-Hardy to talk about Lyme Disease prevention. Hannah discusses the stages of Lyme through a lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine, simple prevention tips and her herbal prevention formula, dealing with the fear reaction, as well as Hannah’s experience sitting with a tick and listening deeply to its messages. Tune in for an informative show!
June 14, 2019. Rowan St. John, sound healing and Family Constellations practitioner. On today’s show, Caroline sits down with Rowan St. John to discuss his work with sound healing and Family Constellations. Rowan chats about using sound as meditation and purification, demonstrates how to vibrate the sound seeds in your body, the traditional Zulu practice working with family dynamics turned modern practice, and how this work impacted his immediate family. Tune in for a great show!
June 7, 2019. Arden Sundari Pierce, yoga therapist. On today’s show, Caroline chats with yoga therapist Arden Sundari Pierce. Arden discusses how her unique style of yoga developed alongside her work with pregnant women, how the psoas impacts low back pain, and the newer yoga therapy class series around incontinence and the pelvic floor. Tune in for an informative and interesting show!
May 31, 2019. Stephen Bryla of Go With the Float. On today’s show, Caroline sits down with Stephen Bryla, owner of Go With the Float. They discuss the basics of floating, Stephen’s powerful experiences and what led him to expand floating into Western Mass. They discuss floating as meditation and a way to explore consciousness, as well as how athletes use the tanks to recover. Tune in for a great show!
May 24, 2019. Annie Skillings, Mindful EAL (equine assisted learning). On today’s show, Caroline sits down with Annie Skillings, who practices Mindful EAL (equine assisted learning). Annie talks about the blending of her two passions mindfulness and horses! We discuss everything from her early research with John Kabat-Zinn, horses as sentient beings, and how being nurtured by the energy of horses can be deeply healing for trauma. Tune in for a great show!
May 10, 2019. Kathleen Farris, medium. In today’s show, Caroline sits down with Kathleen Farris a psychic medium. The discussion ranges from the difference to a psychic versus a medium, what it was like growing up seeing spirits, the conflict of this gift with her religious upbringing, and how talking to loved ones in spirit can help us move through those stuck points in our grieving process. We covered so much more! Tune in!
May 3, 2019. Georgiann Kristek, yin yoga. In today’s show, Caroline sits down with Georgiann Kristek, yin yoga instructor and learns about this receptive, slower form of yoga. We discuss the yin versus yang styles, how we stress our connective tissue for health, how this gentler yoga practice can offer deep insights in how we navigate our world. Stay tuned for a great show!
April 26, 2019. Dale Thomas of Healthy Body Thermography. In today’s show, Caroline sits down with Dale Thomas of Healthy Body Thermography. We discuss how thermography offers us a glimpse into our body’s heat map, showing us inflammation on a cellular level, and how this information can impact our health. We learn the difference between a mammogram and a thermogram and how women of all ages can use this tool for breast health and much more! Tune in for a great show!
April 19, 2019. Steve Kramer of Spirit Fire Retreat Center. On today’s show, Caroline talks with Steve Kramer of Spirit Fire Retreat Center in Leyden, MA. Steve talks about Vipassana Insight meditation, how the brain’s default mode network works, how food affects us, and we close with a short guided meditation. This is a great show, so tune in!
April 12, 2019. Ashley Mader, sex therapist. In today’s show, Caroline talks with sex therapist Ashley Mader. We discuss what healthy aging looks like, how humor influences negative stereotypes about getting older, examining our belief systems about sex and aging, what “sex positive” means for ourselves, our therapists, doctors, and other health care professionals. Tune in for a great show!
April 5, 2019. Leslie Chaison of the People’s Medicine Project. On today’s show, Caroline sits down with Leslie Chaison, the founder of People’s Medicine Project, a nonprofit that provides herbal medicine and alternative health care for people in recovery. As we learn more about the different aspects of this social justice project from farm to clinic, we hear about the client’s perspective as well as the practitioners. Tune in for a great show!
March 29, 2019. Glenn Smith of Sound Seeds. In today’s show, Caroline sits down with self-taught musician Glenn Smith to talk about his singing group the Vocal Voyagers. Glenn discusses the origins of improvisational singing, how each group creates a unique soundscape, finding one’s voice, and his own ah-ha! moment when he started this work. Listen to a demonstration of what this work sounds like, and explore how sound can heal!
March 22, 2019. Robert Abbatiello of Clear Point Acupuncture and Integrative Health Care. In today’s show, Caroline talks with Robert Abbatiello, acupuncturist, herbalist, homeopath, nutritional consultant, and healer. Robert discusses how meditation impacted his health, how he uses muscle testing in understanding what the body needs, the spring detox, and much more! Stay tuned for this vibrant show!
March 15, 2019. Lauren Pacosa of Groundings new age gift shop. Today on Energy Matters, we talk with Lauren Pacosa of Groundings, the new age shop in Florence, MA! We learn all about the shop, the community of art and healing practitioners, as well as Lauren’s early connection to crystals, how she uses tarot and divination for daily and monthly guidance, and what a crystal healing looks and feels like. The closing meditation is by Darlene Van de Grift. Stay tuned for a great show!
March 8, 2019. Laura Campagna, The Wednesday Witch. In this episode, The Wednesday Witch, Laura Campagna, gives us a tarot reading to guide us through Mercury in Retrograde! Learn more about this astrological season and the tools we can tap into for guidance. Tune in for a great show!
March 1, 2019. Kelly Flaherty of Henna Elements. In today’s show, Caroline chats with henna artist Kelly Flaherty of Henna Elements. Kelly discusses the origins of henna, the plant versus the art, symbols and designs across cultures, the preparation of the dye, her plant spirit journey, as well as her creative process for offering intuitive designs for clients. Tune in!
Feb 8, 2019. Ananda Wilson of GATHER Perfumes. In today’s show, we interview the botanical perfumer Ananda Wilson of GATHER Perfumes. We discuss how her background in herbalism and wildcrafting led her to create plant-based perfumes. We chat about where Ananda draws her inspiration, how her background as a dancer influences her now, how smell affects our memory, emotions, and how we feel about ourselves. Tune in for a great discussion!
Feb 1, 2019. John Perdrizet. On today’s show, Caroline interviews holistic veterinarian Dr. John Perdrizet of The Sanctuary Animal Clinic in Holyoke, MA. We discuss why John began practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine after 25 years of Western veterinary care and the impact he has seen on his animal clients. We chat about the inspiration behind the clinic’s location (a historic Victorian home), how yin and yang energies affect our pets, as well as the range of care offered to pigs and horses to cats and dogs. Tune in for an informative show!
Jan 18, 2019. Molly Scott. In today’s show, Caroline sits down with Molly Scott, therapist, musician, writer, and educator. Molly discusses how sound affects us and how we can use it to not only find our voice, but also to heal from deep wounds. Molly discusses how her creative passions, in combination with her formal psychotherapist training, formed her healing work today. Tune in for a great show!
Jan 4, 2019. Hannah Corbett. In today’s show, Caroline chats with Hannah Corbett, writer, healer, artist, and author of Lunar Flower Priestess. Hannah discusses her new book, the process of compiling her Book of Shadows, lunar consciousness as the foundation of magical life, witchy menstrual rituals, resetting her painful periods with dandelion, plant consciousness, the health benefits to be being in contact with your monthly flow, and much more! Tune in for a great show!
Dec 28, 2018. Darlene Van de Grift. In today’s show, Caroline interviews Darlene Van de Grift, a medical intuitive, transformational counselor, author, and artist. They discuss the spiritual and emotional components to health, how unconscious beliefs and past lives can shape our lives, kinesiology, intuitive development, the importance of meditation, how to use synchronicity, how Darlene’s paintings were influenced by her intuition, galactic mediumship, the Council of 28, and how to discern information that comes through. Tune in for a great show!
Dec 21, 2018. Mark Vecchio. In today’s show, Caroline chats with Mark Vecchio, an ADHD coach. They talk about how adults with ADHD experience the world, how they often hide it to manage their work, the experience of time, the flood myth, and how Mark’s work with each individual is about understanding what they experience. Mark also discusses how Somatic therapy assists in aligning body, mind, and emotion. Tune in for a great show!
Dec 7, 2018. Laura Seftel. In today’s show, Caroline interviews Laura Seftel, art therapist, author, and clinical supervisor. They discuss healing through creativity, what makes art therapy so unique for healing, letting go of the inner critic, the bridge between the conscious and unconscious, The Secret Club, and dealing with pregnancy loss. Tune in for a great show!
Nov 30, 2018. Michael Schreiber. In today’s show, Caroline interviews Michael Schreiber, business coach who helps actors and creative individuals grow their businesses. They discuss the basics of business coaching and what this looks like, the definition of success, aligning with your work, overcoming the need to hide, how vulnerability as a creative person can be a tool as a business owner, and much more! Tune in for a great show!
Nov 23, 2018. Gauri of Gauri’s Mantra Meditation. In today’s show, Caroline talks with Jyotish Astrologer, Gauri of Gauri’s Mantra Meditation. They discuss how eastern astrology uses charts as a roadmap of our lives, as a way to look into our karma, how Jyotish astrology is related to yoga and Ayurveda, the use of mantra in pop culture versus its Sanskrit origins as vibrational healing, and much more! Tune in to Energy Matters on 103.3 FM WXOJ Northampton, MA.
Nov 16, 2018. Joan Pillsbury of Green Burial Massachusetts. Today in Energy Matters, Caroline talks with Joan Pillsbury of Green Burial MA. The discuss the basics of green burials, the environmental impact of conventional burial practices, how the Civil War influenced the current practices, what is a “greener” burial, planning your green burial in advance, and how to discuss this topic with family members. Tune in for a great show!
Nov 9, 2018. Laura Campagna. Today in Energy Matters, Caroline interviews Laura Campagna, a Western astrologer, energy healer, and tarot reader. Topics discussed include: praying for guidance, identifying as a witch, Vortex Healing, Merlin tradition, “feel it to heal it,” the history of tarot, the way to get the most from your tarot reading, teaching people how to “get off the book” in giving readings, and much more! Stay tuned for a great show!
Nov 2, 2018. Dan Winter, Toward Harmony Qi Gong and Tai chi. In today’s show, Caroline interviews Dan Winter of Toward Harmony Qigong and Tai Chi. The discussion ranges from the origins of these practices, how standing and posture affect chi, the feel of beauty, the ease and flow of the Water Tradition, how tai chi influences dance, and the 70% rule as it extends to athletes. Tune in for a great show!
Oct 10, 2018. Michelle Ryan. On today’s show, Caroline interviews Michelle Ryan, founder of the yoga collective Ashtanga Yoga Northampton. We learn more about what is ashtanga, how the Mysore tradition differs from other yoga practices, running a teacher-owned yoga cooperative, dealing with conflict in a collective, the moon days tradition, as well as the community book club and cleanses. Tune in for a great show!
Sept 26, 2018. Hannah Jacobson-Hardy. In this episode of Energy Matters, Caroline interviews Hannah Jacobson-Hardy of Sweet Birch Herbals. Hannah talks about community herbal medicine, the gift economy model, her early introduction to herbs at UMass Amherst, learning about herbs from books versus learning from the plants directly, plant spirit journeys, and her range of herbal products, including Full Moon Ghee!
Sept 14, 2018. Tzivia Gover. Caroline talks with Tzivia Gover, dream therapist, author, educator and poet. They discuss the value of dreams, how mindfulness can affect day and nighttime, how dreams can help us understand our deeper selves, how professionals can benefit from learning how to work with dreams, Institute for Dream Studies, as well as Tzivia’s latest book.
Aug 29, 2018. Kyle Ricci. Caroline sits down to talk with Kyle Ricci, Reiki Master Teacher about Reiki! We talk about what is Reiki, how our body’s energy centers work, how he learned Reiki as a child (from his mom), and Kyle’s current work with oncology at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Cancer Connection. Tune in for a great show!
Aug 15, 2018. Ruth Folchman. Caroline talks with Dr. Ruth Folchman, clinical psychologist and certified group psychotherapist, about everyday mindfulness. We learn more about her classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (MBCT) and how they can help around handling our emotions, while driving, dealing with family, and money.
Aug 1, 2018. Craig Fear. Caroline interviews Craig Fear of Fearless Eating, blogger and cookbook author. We chat about Craig’s career change from nutritional coach to cookbook author, writing for a career, how to monetize your website, how we can heal our gut health with bone broths, travels in Thailand, Thai recipes, and Craig’s latest cookbook!
July 4, 2018. Lori Schott. Caroline interviews Lori Schott, licensed esthetician and owner of Euphoria Float and Skin Care. They discuss the different types of sun blocks, the chemical ban in sunscreens that affects our oceans and coral reefs, safe skin care practices, and how to decipher what is actually inside your skin care products. Tune in for this informative show!
June 20, 2018. Melissa Stevens. Today, Caroline chats with Melissa Stevens of Sweet Melissa’s, a vegan chef. She talks about her meal delivery service Dharma Delights, what the “whole food, plant-based” lifestyle is all about, how her journey through dermatology drove her to experiment with eating, how she healed her acne, as well as her favorite recipes and how to throw a vegan dinner party.
June 6, 2018 Brittany Wood Nickerson. Caroline chats with Brittany Wood Nickerson of Thyme Herbal. Brittany talks about her cookbook “Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen” and shares a simple, nourishing recipe. She also talks about her creative process, what it means to “hold space,” how to eat with intention, how “food as medicine” informs her recipes, as well as the evolution of her writing, zines, posters, and workshops.
May 23, 2018. Kristin Anthony. Caroline sits down with Kristin Anthony, a somatic therapist, to talk about her journey with Lyme Disease. Kristin, a body-centered somatic therapist, examines how her work deeply influenced her journey of self-discovery through the trials of Lyme. This conversation includes a discussion of Lyme symptoms, the course of treatment, how she advocated for herself during this time, how she dealt with the fear, and how somatic therapy allowed her to stay present with her body and emotions when things got challenging.