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April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Episode 11: Justin Sandler - Embracing Cancer to FREE It!

Justin Sandler is a director, actor, drummer, writer, speaker, and cancer survivor. He and wife Mary Lou Sandler own 3 cubed studios, LLC.
A graduate of Indiana University, he has directed and produced cable TV in Chicago; wrote, directed, and produced commercials for ABC & FOX in Palm Springs; and has been in Los Angeles working as a professional TV, film, and commercial actor, as well as a recording and touring musician.
His film, "Welcome to Where You've Always Been" (writer, director, actor, editor, producer) appeared in 21 festivals, won 5 awards (including his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role), and is now available on Shorts TV and Amazon Prime.

Justin and Mary Lou are currently developing 2 new documentary films, "Caregiving Cancer: The Silent Heroes" and "MANtimacy." 

Justin recently debuted his solo show "EMBRACE LOVE FREE cancer" at SoloFest 2019 to a sold-out crowd. He is currently writing a book as well as inspirationally speaking about his cancer journey.
EMBRACE LOVE FREE cancer - the one-man show
NoHoArts District magazine review:
Highlight video about Justin's cancer journey:
Full cancer journey playlist on youtube:
Social media:
April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Episode 10: Kristin Pomeroy - Self Healing A Rare Incurable Virus


Here's a description of her story in Kristin's own words:

I started my journey a few years ago when I contracted a rare virus and experienced resulting health issues that doctors told me were incurable.  Before committing to the regimen the doctors recommended to help reduce the symptoms, I decided to try to heal my body on my own. As I watched documentaries, interviewed individuals, and read case studies of those who had done what I wished to accomplish, I discovered that those who are able to heal themselves of the incurable all had something in common. They do far more than simply eat a healthier diet and exercise daily (although those two things go along way to allowing the body to harness it's healing power).

These individuals cleaned up, and balanced life as a whole. They let go of anger and resentment, removed mental and physical clutter, found purpose (a reason to get out of bed each day), looked at what they actually wanted out of life, reduced stress, found positive things to focus on, and practiced gratitude in the midst of a difficult life event. I have found over and over in my own life, and through observation of those I care about, that the body is truly a mirror of what’s going on inside of us: our emotions, our mindset, and our thoughts. When our emotional and spiritual “self” finds balance our body is able to do the same.

Although I discovered this because of a health issue, my financial life, my relationships, and my health all improved as a result of the same process. I want others to know that this is possible for them as well and that is why I do the work I do. I offer an easy to follow, straightforward process for implementing the tools I used to transform my health, and ultimately all areas of my life. My book the Vibrant Living Project is a three-part tool kit for achieving incredible transformation. I also offer workshops and keynotes. My online course "3 Steps to A Truly Vibrant Life" will be available in May and will include a weekly one-on-one call to ensure success.

This is an email that one of the Chamber of Commerce Members in my area sent out to the entire chamber, and all of his clients and followers after reading my book...I thought it encompassed what I had hoped people would get out of the information I put together:

 “The Vibrant Living Project."  It is designed as a blueprint for creating your most vibrant life; including diet, exercise, social relationships, spiritual growth, living your purpose, setting goals, taking actions, etc.  You might say, "Yeah, I have heard all about this stuff, but you haven't heard about it from author Kristin Pomeroy.  This book is about 150 pages and hits the nail on the head on each page -Buy the book and read it! - You will be enriched." -Robert Sproat

Kristin Pomeroy 

Author and Speaker
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April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Episode 9: Marie Alessi - Loving Life After Loss


Every journey of Grief is different. Marie has watched her grandmother pass away in her house when she was 12, lost her dad to cancer when she was 20, a very close friend died young when they were only 30 and then the biggest shock of her life hit her when her husband passed at 45 and their boys were only 10 & 8... Loss has many different faces.

Rob & Marie were “that” couple. People always admired their relationship from a distance… so, after Rob’s passing, many connected with Marie to offer support, yet it turned out, it had a massive impact on them.

People gave Marie feedback on how blown away they were by her strength; by her willingness to focus on Love and Happiness in times of her family's biggest adversity. Marie realized she had a very special gift that she wants to share with the world! It was a choice – yet it did NOT come easy at first...

Find Marie at as well as on Facebook in her closed group: Loving Life After Loss.

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March 25, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Episode 8: Christina Sheehan Shares Her Victory Against Hidradenitis Suppurativa


Christina Sheehan is a single mother of 3, with 2 little ones still at home. She currently works for a charter school as an Accounting Specialist. She also just opened her own online business as a My Daily Choice/Hempworx Affiliate in an effort to expand her reach so she can help as many people as she can with their own healing journeys. Christina enjoy implementing holistic, herbal, and positive empowerment into her healing journey and regularly looks for natural ways to improve her health and environment.

Christina recommends: The Hidden Plague: A Field Guide For Surviving and Overcoming Hidradenitis Suppurativa by Tera Grant

Christina's Facebook Profile can be found here:

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March 18, 2019 @ 7:35 am

Episode 7: Catching Up and New Plan for Show Format - Hint: GUESTS!

Welcome back episode after taking a break and not listening to my own inner wisdom. ;-)

Everyone's human . . . right?

Listen for the low-down on what's coming up. I think you'll love it!

Inspiring you to take your life to the next level through conversations with people who've overcome challenges. People . . . just . . . like . . . you!

Join us for more interaction and encouragement by becoming part of our Facebook family at Awe-Thentically You!

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March 11, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

Episode 6: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) uses interview and health information to predict outcomes for adults who have experienced childhood traumas. 

For those of use who experience childhood trauma, this study can create a level of discouragement because it predicts emotional, social and physical problems all well as lowered longevity.

To join our community of people committed to achieving our highest self, no matter what we've been through, join us on Facebook at Awe-Thentically You!

The diagram that I drew in this episode regarding the Mechanism by Which Adverse Childhood Experiences Influence Health and Well-being Throughout the Lifespan can be viewed by clicking title of the document. :)

Questions, comments, show ideas? Contact Tamara:

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July 11, 2018 @ 10:01 pm

Episode 5: Natural Approaches to Take Your Life Back From Depression

A follow-up session from Episode 3, Tamara continues her review of Dr Kelly Brogan's book: A Mind of Your Own. This episode outlines recommendations Dr Brogan offers which have been shown to lead her clients to increased well-being by helping them reclaim control of mental and physical health. To get the book, please see the Resources Page of this site - Episode 5, or click below.

For information about damage caused by Cipro:

2014 Study connecting Artificial Sweeteners with insulin resistance and diabetes: J. Suez et al., "Artificial Sweeteners Induce Glucose Intolerance by Altering the Gut Microbiota," Nature 514, no. 7521 (October 9, 2014): 181-86, doi: 10.1038/nature13793

For a summary of the research on thyroid and symptoms of depression, go to and read the following posts: "Thyroid, What's Mental Health Got to Do with It" (July 14, 2014); "New Habits Die Hard - Dessicated Thyroid Treatment" (December 11, 2013); and "Is Thyroid Hormone Dangerous for Psych Patients?" (March 24, 2015).



Audio Book Version----->

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July 4, 2018 @ 9:47 pm

Episode 4: Are You Triggered By The Media?

Over the last several years, an increasing number of events covered by the media have led to social activism. While taking action to right percieved wrongs may be seen to some as the most responsible or appropriate response, there is a group of people who experience the increase in activism and the "outing" of wrong-doers as a new wounding where old wounds haven't quiet healed. 

If you are a person who feels triggered by the media, feels a sense of lack of control or helplessness or feels pressured to "do something" in spite of your awareness that that something, for you, may be withdrawal, this episode is for you.

Tamara begins the session by checking in on day 21 of her most recent 30 day challenge: The 30 Day Supplementation Challenge.

Then, Tamara outlines 3 categories of response to troublesome stories in the media. Once you identify which category seems to describe your position, Tamara provides support to help you understand how to choose your own next best steps for balance and well-being while you decide if activism or remaining less active is best for you.

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June 27, 2018 @ 8:43 pm

Episode 3: What You Don’t Know About Depression

Today Tamara introduces the 30 Day Challenge concept and shares progress on her own 30 Day Supplementation Challenge. 

Next, Tamara shares how she came across Dr. Kelly Brogan's book: A Mind Of Your Own. In her review of this book, Tamara shares disturbing research information that points to the reality that we've been thinking about Depression all wrong. We've given over the control and care of our bodies to a corrupt system and it's time to take our bodies and our health back. Starting with the way we look at and think about depression.

Research study references from the show (from chapter notes by Dr. Brogan):

"The Third Leading Cause of Death after Heart Disease and Cancer? Experts Debate the Harmful Effectsof Psychiatric Medications," Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry, May 13, 2015,, accessed September 21, 2015

Brian Berman et al., Reviewing the Reviews, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 17(2001): 457-66. (This is the reference to the effectiveness of the 2,500 common medical procedures.)

M.Berk et al., "So Depression Is an Inflammatory Disease, but Where Does the Inflammation Come From? BMC Med 11 (September 12, 2013): 200, doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-200

P.C. Gotzsche et al., "Does Long Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Cause More Harm than Good?" BMJ 350 (May 12, 2015): h2435, doi:10.1136/j. psychres.2015.03.028

R. H. Belmaker and G. Agam, "Major Depressive Disorder," N Engl J Med 358, no.1 (Jan 2008): 55-68, doi: 10.1056/NEJMra073096 (This is the reference to no scientific study every linking low seratonin to depression.)

A good reference for further research/study:

YouTube:AFMCP Conference

Dr. Carolyn Dean's Live Radio Show

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June 20, 2018 @ 8:27 am

Episode 2: The Numb Epidemic

Seems like everywhere you look, you see ads on television, on billboards and on the internet offering you "happiness" - packaged up an a myriad of different ways. Whether it's an invitation to open a Coke for the refreshment that makes you happy, an enticement to slather something on your skin that will cause you to radiate beauty and happiness, or a deceitful commercial promising happiness in a pill, the message is ubiquitous.

While happiness is being offered, even promised, who knows what's being delivered. That's for you to decide. But one thing seems certain: the ads are pointed at a population of people who want something and the promise of happiness sells that thing. But why does it work?

Tamara believes it's because there is a Numb Epidemic in our culture that began a long. time. ago. That epidemic has led to the repression of feelings. In other words, the resisting of feeling your feelings if those feelings are uncomfortable. But there's a problem with that . . . 

When you resist feeling your feelings, you really only experience two of them: pain (from the feelings you're trying to avoid, but can't), and fear of pain (because you don't want to feel what you're already feeling).

There's a better way.

In today's episode, Tamara unravles the mystery behind why we tend to avoid our feelings, where we learned it and how to turn things back to a positive direction.

Here's the video Tamara talks about in the episode about life on the farm in the early 1900's.

This is the video she refers to at the end of the episode: Most People Don't Even Realize What's Coming

If you would like to get the bonus material Tamara offers at the end of the episode, complete the form below:

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