#048 Connecting and Communicating with the Spirit World w/ Kelly Fisher, Socal Medium

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Kelly Fisher of SoCal Medium, a certified medium and psychic located in beautiful San Diego, California. She has sensed the spirit world for as long as she can remember.  Kelly has read for people all over the country to help them connect to the spirit realm. Her spiritual gifts allow her to connect to clients’ loved ones who have crossed over. She brings through healing messages and evidence of existence on the other side. Kelly is able to convey clear messages from the spirit world through her readings.

In this episode, you are going to hear Kelly share:

  • her own journey of discovering, embracing and mastering her intuitive gifts.
  • what it takes to develop and hone psychic abilities
  • how personal growth and healing is crucial for intuitives
  • the importance of mentors to assist you on the path of becoming intuitive
  • how the work and evolution is never complete
  • intuition is a combo of gift and skill
  • how your personal development is crucial for honing the clarity of your intuition
  • how Spirit tries to communicate with us
  • how she speaks to her kids about Spirit and death
  • how to start connecting to your own guidance

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#047 Choosing Wholeness: accessing divinity in your body with Carly Rose

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Carly Rose, an activation coach, mentor and teacher.

Carly Rose brings 30 years experience in working with individuals to create their Best Life ever.  She has years of training in body mind practices, breath work practices, meditation, grounding and inner child work. 

Her specialty is to assist others into stepping into Wholeness by releasing the obstacles of the past.  Go from stress, overwhelm, anxiety, and fear and into Clarity, Wisdom, Power, and a life of Ease.  

So whether you are looking for a Renewed Sense of Self, Health and Well-being, or Honoring and Including yourself in the Equation of Your Life, Carly will support you in creating a Whole New You from the inside out and designing the Life that your Heart and Soul are calling you to.

In this episode, you are going to hear Carly share:

  • her own journey of recovering from self help exhaustion and claiming her wholeness
  • an overview of the human bio-field flowing optimally and how it gets blocked
  • the energetics of the nervous system
  • how easy it is for people on a personal development and healing path to get stuck on the self help hamster wheel, going nowhere fast
  • how to activate your own life force energy
  • who you are at your core essence
  • how to use breath work to clear energetic blocks in your body
  • what true awakening is
  • how to claim your wholeness no matter what is going on for you
  • the importance of the heart and womb connection

Visual of BioEnergetics Toric Field by Dr. Sue Morter 

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#046 Medical Intuition, Talking to Spirit and the 12 Phases of Transition with Julie Ryan

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Julie Ryan -an inventor, entrepreneur and author who learned how to be a psychic and medical intuitive more than 25 years ago. After inventing a number of globally-used surgical devices and founding nine companies across the medical, long-term care, natural gas, advertising and data privacy industries, she settled into her talents as a psychic and medical intuitive, going on to write her books Angelic Attendants: What Really Happens As We Transition From This Life Into The Next and Angel Messages For Kids. Her podcast, Ask Julie Ryan, has listeners from all over the world, many of whom call in to partake in Julie’s “buffet of psychicness”.

Julie Ryan can sense what medical conditions and illnesses a person has and facilitate energetic healings. She can tell how close someone is to dying, and can communicate with spirits both alive and deceased. Julie can communicate with and medically scan animals, access people’s past lives and remove spirits from homes and buildings.

In this episode, you are going to hear Julie share:

  • her own journey of becoming a psychic and healer
  • how she teachers others to be psychic in only 8 hours
  • what inspired her to create her Angelic Attendant Training and how she was guided by Spirit to create it
  • the benefits of being in communication with your spirit guide
  • how she is able to do body scans and see medical issues for people, as well as provide healing on the spot.
  • how she also reads one’s aura and looks for leaks due to emotional trauma’s and life events.
  • the “Twelve Phases of Transition” meaning what happens as someone dies and leaves their physical body
  • some universal experiences that people have as they are dying
  • understanding near-death experiences, tragedies, past lives and reincarnation
  • the research she is a part of to prove there is life after death
  • tips on how to start communicating with Spirit

Website – https://askjulieryan.com/

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Resources Mentioned:

Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan

Susan Austin Crumpton

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#045 Authentic Relating Revolution with Sara Ness

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Sara Ness, the Founder and Chief Instigator of Authentic Revolution. She began teaching Authentic Relating in 2012, founding a thousands-strong learning community in Austin, Texas and going on to train over 350 leaders and help found 30+ other communities worldwide. Sara is passionate about exposing the joy of human connection and exploring our creative potential through relationship. She has facilitated at schools, companies, yoga studios, a funeral, Burning Man, and more, bringing playful social technology into the mainstream and the….non-mainstream.

In this episode, you are going to hear Sara share:

  • her own journey of finding and expressing her authentic self, which led to her creating Authentic Revolution to assist others in doing the same.
  • how social conditioning impacts your self-expression
  • how AR offers a brave space to explore your true expression and creating deeper connections with others
  • the common experience of social anxiety
  • how and why we show up differently depending on the group we are with
  • how to bring these practices into your everyday life and interactions with others.
  • discerning the sweet spot of truth telling and honoring the other.
  • how being authentic can be mistaken for demanding to be seen.
  • the health effects of loneliness and inauthenticity
  • who social media consumption is not connection
  • the connection of authentic relating, the social engagement nervous system and health & wellness
  • how to bring these practices into your own community in a fun, inviting way
  • communication skills you will learn in AR communities

Website – https://www.authrev.org/

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#044 Beyond the Label with Dr. Christina Bjorndal

In this episode of IMperfectly Health, Faith interviews her friend and naturopathic doctor, Dr.Christina Bjorndal. Dr. Chris is considered an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders using a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approach.  Having overcome many mental health challenges, Dr. Chris is a gifted speaker and writer and has shared her wellness philosophy with audiences from platforms such as the Jenny McCarthy show, the International Bipolar Foundation, and many health summits and docuseries. She is recognized as a top ND to follow by two independent organizations. Her book “Beyond the Label” is a comprehensive guide to naturopathic mental health.

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In this episode, you are going to hear Dr. Chris share expertise and experience around:

  • her own journey of transforming depression, anxiety, eating disorder, bipolar disorder and multiple suicide attempts through holistic, root cause solutions
  • how “the label” impacted her experience in managing her challenges
  • how being an overachiever was part of the underlying cause of her mental health illness
  • how she experienced several maniac psychotic episodes  and suicide attempts while being on psych meds.
  • how self-love, self-acceptance and her connection to God was key to her healing
  • some of possible contributing factors or roots that lead to mental health challenges
  • how infancy can set the stage for mental health illness or wellness
  • how trauma is biggest missing piece in truly healing mental illness
  • what typically precedes a mental breakdown 
  • why genes cannot be blamed
  • how soul contracts are involved in your individual life path
  • how toxicity impacts mental health
  • the importance of accepting the full human experience
  • how to support the 3 macro-systems of physical level of health when addressing mental health

Website – https://drchristinabjorndal.com/ 

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Mentioned in the show:

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson.

Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss

Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth

The Autism Enigma Documentary

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#043 Healthy Attachment could Heal the World w/ Dr. Aimie Apigian

In this episode of IMperfectly Health, Faith interviews Dr. Aimie Apigian, a physician, speaker and founder of Trauma Healing Accelerated and Family Challenge Camps. After a few years in a traditional general surgery residency in Portland, OR, she decided to forge her career path as a Trauma, Attachment and Addiction Medicine Physician.  Inspired by her experience with adoption and foster care, her mission is to help others accelerate their healing of attachment trauma through evidence-based tools and experiences to rewire the nervous system and change the belief systems of those struggling with attachment trauma.  Having personally experienced the challenges of parenting a child with effects from attachment trauma, she is intensely invested on finding what actually works practically and the fastest to bring lasting change to those affected by trauma and attachment issues. 

She is the Founder and Director for Family Challenge Camps, a non-profit organization founded in 2011 providing an experiential transformative intensive for families with children with trauma and attachment issues. After working for a decade and now hundreds of adults and families with attachment trauma, she has expanded her practice to addressing the downstream effects of attachment trauma including addictions and chronic stress and related health symptoms.

In addition to her traditional medical training, she is also a Functional Medicine physician and has training and certifications specifically in nutrition and genetics for addictions, mental health, mood and behavioral disorders.

In this episode, you are going to hear Dr. Aimie share expertise and experience around:

  • her own experience of adopting a foster child, healing his attachment trauma and her own, and how she helps others transform their lives and health by rewiring healthy attachment. 
  • what attachment is: secure vs insecure and how it is the future of health
  • signs of attachment trauma in kids
  • how attachment styles are passed on generation to generation
  • how 75-80% of the US population have an insecure attachment style
  • how the common “freeze” pattern shows up
  • the 3 biological precursors to attachment trauma
  • the impact attachment trauma has on an adult – health, purpose, relationships, communication and more.
  • the link between common issues such as anxiety, tension, depression, being dramatic, chronic disease and addictions, and early insecure attachment.
  • the “healthy” practices that actually reinforce insecure attachment patterns like “freeze” and disassociation.
  • why mindset or cognitive work alone will NOT heal this.
  • why its never too late to rewire your attachment from insecure to secure/health.
  • how Dr. Aimie guides parents and kids in healing attachment trauma in a safe way, step by step.
  • the key measure of knowing if what you are doing is working or not.

Website – https://www.traumahealingaccelerated.com/ 

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Are you confusing positive thinking with positive “avoiding”?

Is positive thinking the answer to everything?  Can one truly create the life of their dreams by simply thinking positive thoughts? 

You may have heard…

  • You are your thoughts.
  • You create more of what you think about.
  • What you focus on expands.

This may all be true.  However, can positive thinking be confused with “positive” avoidance?  

Sometimes, it is just “easier” to think positive when we really don’t want to look at an issue.  Whether it be anger, shame, or grief that we are feeling, when we tell ourselves to just “think positive”, it could be that we are wanting to avoid, or bypass, looking at a part of ourselves that needs healing.  

In a sense, we could be denying the truth of a situation.  We are denying our experience, and our feelings about it.  And that doesn’t feel good does it? Even if you positively think the heck out of it….right? It doesn’t actually work.

If we ignore a wound and take meds to mask the pain, the wound is still there and most likely getting worse.  At some point, you have to look at the wound, clean it out, and treat it so it can heal. Then you move on and forget it.

When to use positive thinking…

  • To shift your perspective on a situation, to change the filter in which you view your life experience.  You are not ignoring the truth of the experience or your feelings about it. You are seeing the challenge as an opportunity that is serving you. 
  • Positive thinking is when you don’t allow negative thinking to take over. Living in a dream world is not going to change anything. You need to face reality and honor your truth, but keep a positive, optimistic outlook on your life.
  • After you have worked through and cleared something dark or painful (an experience or belief), practice positive thinking to anchor in your new outlook.

How to recognize denial or avoidance…

  • When the same issue keeps showing up despite your practice of positive thinking, affirmations, and/or positive mantras, you may be in avoidance.  It keeps showing up because it wants to be acknowledged, felt and let go of. 
  • If you have to post and plaster certain affirmations all over your home, car, at work, etc. there may be deeper work to do to heal the issue.
  • If you are always forcing yourself to “put on a happy face”.

The thoughts won’t change until the emotion is cleared and the belief is changed.  All the affirmations and positive mantras in the world won’t resolve the issue because the source is the belief.  

Changing the beliefs and feeling then releasing the emotions will change the thoughts.  Use positive thinking and affirmations to anchor in the new belief. 

If we choose to see that everything serves us, we can welcome the pain or struggle and embrace the lesson within it. 

It is not that we want to get stuck and wallow in the negativity and self-pity. That is something different and is not useful.  Playing victim or being attached to a story is a self-defeating and self-destructive pattern. 

The goal here is to fully acknowledge our truth, even when it feels dark, to see the opportunity. Then we can do the work to face it, feel it to heal it, and move beyond it.  

When we face our wounds head on, and see the something negative or “ugly” through, we grow.  Our lives can improve as a result of what we learned through the experience.

If we chose to avoid, and try to positively think the issue away, we waste our vital energy in the process.  We don’t get anywhere by doing that. Because it won’t go away. It will always be there, as a thorn in our side. 

When we embrace the thorn, we embrace all of ourselves.  With that acceptance, we can heal and step closer into the life we dream of, our wholeness.  Seeing the value of all challenges brings us closer to peace and joy. 


#042 How to Recode Your Adrenals for Harmony and Well-being with Christa Orecchio

In this episode of IMperfectly Health, I interview my friend and fellow wellness warrior, Christa Orecchio – a clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of The Whole Journey. She helps people heal from the root cause, using food as their medicine along with a mind-body-spirit approach to improving health. Christa is a bestselling author, TV show host, and is super passionate about helping you heal your adrenals, thyroid, and nervous system in the most holistic way.

Get access to Christa’s FREE MINI COURSE to start shifting this right away. 

In this episode, you are going to hear Christa share expertise and experience around:

  • her own beliefs and stories that were driving her chronic stress patterns and how that lead to creating the adrenal recode approach. 
  • how to know if you are running on stress hormones.
  • how and why most people are addicted to being stressed out.
  • why all dis-ease starts in the nervous system, not the gut.
  • why eating all the right foods does nothing when your cells can properly utilize the nutrients.
  • why most thyroid issues are being wrongly managed
  • her 6 pillar clinical strategy to heal the thyroid, brain, adrenals and nervous system back to harmony.
  • why keto is the worst diet for someone under chronic stress.
  • how to find the sweet spot with exercise that supports you vs. stresses and depletes you.
  • why you must learn to anticipate AND prioritize your own needs which is being counter-cultural.
  • the need for emotional re-patterning to get true results.
  • how common it is for empaths, people pleasers and over-givers to end up in nervous system chaos.
  • some of the common limiting beliefs that drive this pattern.
  • how to start healing this whole pattern! 

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#041 Free Yourself from Chronic Stress and Nervous System Dysfunction with Suzanne Gundersen

In this episode of IMperfectly Health, Faith interviews her personal coach Suzanne Gundersen, who is a holistic stress relief mentor, energy tapping expert, and advanced TRE provider. 

Her own early developmental trauma led her to seek holistic approaches that helped her shed layers of dysfunction, drop hundreds of pounds and use of anxiety medication.  Along the journey she uncovered her value to live with self-honor, compassion and grace. She then made a commitment to dedicate the rest of her professional life to helping others transform their stress, and connect with themselves, genuinely and deeply so they live life with real aliveness!   

In this episode, you are going to hear Suzanne share expertise and experience around:

  • her own experience with early trauma, chronic weight and anxiety struggles and how she discovered the path to her authentic self.
  • the importance of our early developmental years and how meeting our primary needs as infants shapes our entire life.
  • how stress plays out in the nervous system; fight, flight or freeze
  • how freeze leads to chronic health issues
  • how my own journey of unfreezing
  • how and why we learn to give up authenticity for attachment
  • the 3 M’s of transforming your limiting patterns.
  • steps to unraveling your survival patterns.
  • importance of addressing the mind/body/energy levels.
  • how and why we attached to our limiting stories and toxic stress patterns.
  • how our intuition is connected to the nervous system.
  • how 50% of what we tell about the past isn’t true.

Website – https://www.transformedconnections.com/ 

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Resources mentioned:

Matt Kahn, Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Robert Smith of Faster EFT 


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#040 Fab Fertile: Infertility is a symptom with Sarah Clark

In this episode of IMperfectly Health, Faith interviews Sarah Clark, a health and life coach who uses the tools of functional medicine and natural fertility solutions to reverse infertility and help couples create the family they desire. 

She is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook and Fertility Preparation Program. She is super proud of her Signature Fertility Coaching Program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!

On her Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast she shares that with functional medicine and natural fertility solutions we can eventually reverse infertility. 

In this episode, you are going to hear Sarah share expertise and experience around:

  • her own experience with infertility, chronic health issues and how she discovered functional health and life coaching after she had her kids
  • why she works with couples and not only the women wanting to get pregnant
  • the importance diet plays in getting pregnant
  • how the gut and fertility are connected
  • what labs she uses to solve the infertility puzzle
  • why it is incredibly important for couples to get support going through this journey
  • the importance of reducing environmental toxin exposure
  • how stress of any kind will halt fertility
  • how she guides her kids in making healthy choices for themselves
  • the common health concerns causes by food intolerances

Website – https://fabfertile.com/ 

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Resources mentioned:Secret Ingredients Documentary 

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