Healing is in your hands - Empower yourself through holistic healing
By Erik Harris & Kim Fleck
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We invite you to join us as we share our stories, laugh, educate, inspire, and provide you with tools and information so you can make informed wellness decisions in your life and put the healing power back in your hands. We offer information about various holistic therapies, meaning we consider the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions. We have engaging segments like our meditative moment, healthy lifestyle tips, distance healing and more. Our guests will share their expertise, stories, and insight into many aspects of holistic healing, and tools that worked for them. Tune in! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
||CleanEpisode #9: Love From the Inside Out with Karen Geraghty||Is love healing? You bet. And we’re not talking about just romantic love. A chef, blogger and actress, our guest Karen Geraghty has a life purpose of bringing love to the world. Karen has dual citizenship in the USA and Ireland and currently resides in London. Her blog, Yankee Doodle Paddy is a way to stay connected to all things American and Irish while exploring the deep connection she has to her American motherland and her Irish soul-land. In February Karen hosts the “Month of Love” on the blog, where she invites guests to submit their stories of all sorts of love. (It’s not too late - Karen takes submissions up until the end). Kim, Erik and Karen discuss self-love through health challenges, finding community through Snapchat, Karen’s Woman Crush Wednesday blog feature celebrating women chefs, and her upcoming Woman Crush Wednesday cookbook. Plus, Kim and Erik talk about their submissions to the Month of Love, and we ask the question 'Who would play Erik in a Lifetime movie?' Donate on Karen’s GoFundMe page for the Women Crush Wednesday Cookbook. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs scholarship program. Try the recipe for "Healthy Breakfast Bars" aka Portable Porridge. Read Kim's stories "Love from the Inside Out" and "Love is a Four-Legged Word," and Erik's story "A Christmas Engagement" on Yankee Doodle Paddy. Find Karen on Snapchat at blissbakery. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Modern Spirituality with Kristina "Anandi" Luce||Spiritual teacher Kristina Luce (aka Anandi) joins Erik and Kim to discuss developing a meditative practice in our fast-paced world. The conversation touches on reconciling science with spirituality, the power of mantras, and of course, meditation. There is some beautiful and powerful sacred singing at 27:40 and 42:20. (If you are driving we recommend you pull over!) Find Kristina at spiritualvoyagers.com, on Facebook, and LinkedIn. Follow her YouTube project, The Human Experiment. We want to know how you use meditation techniques in your life. You can use the Anchor app to leave us an audio message. Or, use your phone’s voice memo app to record a message and email it to us at email@example.com. We’d really love to hear from you, and you may hear yourself on a future episode of Healing is in Your Hands. Healing is in Your Hands is produced by Andrea Muraskin. Music by Craig Norton. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Visualize Your Life with Angela Mendes||Life coach Angela Mendes joins us to talk about vision boards and other ways to counterbalance the human fight-or-flight instinct and manifest our intentions. Erik and Kim also share their experiences with vision boards over the years. (If you’ve ever thought about doing a vision board with your romantic partner, listen to these words of wisdom first!) Angela has a background in education and international communication, and she works with clients all over the world in English and Portuguese. Learn more about Angela at upanji.com, and follow her on Instagram @upanji. Healing is in your hands is produced by Andrea Muraskin. Music for this episode is by Craig Norton. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Is This Soup for You? Bone Broth as Medicine||Bone broth - a bone-based soup simmered on low heat for a very long time - plays an important role in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in hosts Kim Fleck and Erik Harris' healing journeys. Kim and Erik discuss Chinese Medicine theory, sourcing ethically produced and clean foods, selecting herbs, and setting intentions. Kim speaks about her commitment to animal advocacy and her struggle with accepting a necessary meat product into her diet. Plus, a live cooking demonstration and a meditation performed over the soup. To learn more about Erik’s work with herbs and wild foraging, check out episode 3: Fall Forage Walk. Visit Erik’s website, chiforhealing.com to browse his herbal formulas. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5.5: A Meditative Moment to Hold You Over!||It says in the Tao Te Ching, "Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe." Today we were planning to publish an episode on bone broth as medicine. Appropriately enough, the Healing in Your Hands crew has been experiencing some seasonal illness. We did record an episode, but we had technical difficulties - and we didn’t want to hand our listeners a piece of unripe fruit! So for today, we’re sharing a meditative moment on its own. We’ll be back next Wednesday, December 19 with a full episode on the magical medicinal world of bone broth. Healing is in Your Hands is excited to welcome a new sponsor: The Wu Healing Center. The Wu Healing Center provides world class Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi and Qi Gong in West Hartford, Connecticut and Maynard, Massachusetts. www. wuhealing.com. Go back and listen to episode 2 to learn all about Wu Healing Center founder Dr. Ming Wu and hear from some of his patients and students (including Kim!) Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Healing Rhythms with Craig Norton||In this episode, we’re exploring drumming as a tool for healing. This is something you can literally take in your hands - you don’t need to be a musician! And it’s even more powerful when a group of people are drumming together. Our guest Craig Norton offers community drum circles throughout Connecticut. He leads participatory drumming events in schools, libraries, museums, wellness programs and more. Craig also plays percussion in a variety of bands including Cosmic Hue, Bodhi Groove and Kalidasa Kirtan. He has studied or played with Babatunde Olatunji, Mickey Hart, Angelique Kidjo, Glenn Valez, and Arthur Hull, among others. Craig’s upcoming documentary on drum circles, "Rhythms of Life," is expected out in February 2019. You can watch a preview and contribute to the documentary at www.gofundme.com/rhythmsoflifedoc. Learn more about Craig Norton's work with drumming at handsondrumct.com Healing is in Your Hands is produced by Andrea Muraskin Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Wisdom of the Earth - Medicinal Aromatherapy with John Odlum||Essential oils can facilitate healing, pleasure, and if used improperly, they can cause quite a bit of pain too. This week we explore this fragrant world with Master Medicinal aromatherapist John Odlum. John is also a massage therapist and energy healer. He created his own healing modality called True Belief healing that helps people let go of blocks and beliefs that no longer serve them. He’s based in West Hartford, Connecticut. We’re not sure if it was the oils we were sniffing or John’s delightful personality, but we could not stop laughing. This episode is not safe for work, so listen to it on your way home! You can learn more about John Odlum at www.tru-elements.com Healing is in Your Hands is produced by Andrea Muraskin. Many thanks to Craig Norton for providing music for this episode. Listen to more of his music here: https://soundcloud.com/craig-norton-2/ Follow us on social! Facebook & IG: @Healingisinyourhands Twitter: @HealingIsInYou1 Snapchat: feral20 and earthwalker11 Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Fall Forage Walk||There is medicine in your backyard or local park. In this episode, Erik leads a group of foragers on an expedition through Tynan Memorial Park in Middletown, Connecticut. Edible and medicinal plants and fungi abound, and Erik shares some of his best practices for identifying and preserving the wild harvest. Specimens include mugwort, autumn olive, honey mushrooms, chicken- of-the-woods, and more. Plus, Kim gets an education in how to use a digital recorder and what fruit leather is! Today’s meditative moment is inspired by nature. Visit us on social to see photos of some of our findings and follow our future adventures! Facebook & IG: @Healingisinyourhands Twitter: @HealingIsInYou1 Snapchat: feral20 and earthwalker11 Healing is in Your Hands is produced by Andrea Muraskin Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: "Who Am I?" The Life and Work of a Chinese Medicine Master||In this episode we discuss a new film dedicated to the life and work of Ming Wu, a doctor of Taoist Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong and Tai Chi master working in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Our guest is filmmaker Caleb Vinson, who traveled to Dr. Wu’s hometown in southeast China for documentary. Dr. Wu has been a healer and mentor to both of our hosts. Erik apprenticed with him for five years, and Kim is featured in the film along with others of Dr. Ming’s patients. The film’s name “Who Am I” speaks to the deep level of self inquiry Dr. Wu asks of his patients. As we discuss in this episode, this type of healing requires meaningful commitment from both doctor and patient. Visit whoamifilm.com for more information and for details on screenings in New England this fall. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Our Healing Journeys||Erik Harris was immobilized by back injuries and out of work at the age of 23. Kim Fleck became sick at age 34 after moving to CT., lost all of her hair in 2011; a reaction to medications for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and ended up with a permanent ileostomy. Western medicine kept them alive, but they were far from healthy. Then they each started down a different path. In this first episode of Healing is in Your Hands, co-hosts Kim and Erik share the astounding stories of their journeys to wellness, with a few laughs along the way. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Kim and Erik ... listening to your podcasts has been such an enlightening experience. Filled with knowledge and insight. Also, such interesting and wonderful guests. I look forward to many, many more great podcasts. Thank you so much.💛🕊🍋
Two Amazing Individuals
I’m so grateful that I listened and I look forward to more eye-opening podcasts with Kim and Erik. Inflammation, bulging disc pain and depression & anxiety surrounds my family and all these tips will be very useful! I thank you both greatly!
I have been dying to listen to your next podcast. Who Am I? Wow, in this short podcast I learned that I could have so much more patience, even better nutrition and the power of meditation can help my situation tremendously. The assisted meditation you provide at the end and all the amazing information about Doctor Ming has me very grateful! Thank you again!
Really enjoyed it!! You guys make a great team!