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Prepare your favorite adaptogen-infused drink, get your diffuser loaded up with your favorite essential oils, and cozy up to me and some of my favorite people. We’ve got a lot to learn (self-actualization, people!) and I’m so excited to be on this informative journey with you!

Dentist Dr. Michael Mayr on holistic dentistry, removing the fear of the dentist, empowering patients, and maintaining excellent oral health and hygiene

It only took three decades, but I now LOVE going to the dentist. Shocked?! I’m not! Anti-Dentite’s be damned. Dr. Mayr is one of my most favorite people, and he is an incredible dentist. He and his staff are committed to helping patients feel welcomed and comfortable in the office, and he treats everyone with thorough care and respect. Even if your insurance is out-of-network, you should definitely go see Dr. Mayr, his business partner Dr. Yuko, and their incredible team at Harmony!! You’ll leave the office feeling empowered to take care of your oral hygiene and overall health, without feeling ashamed if you admitted that you forget to floss daily.

This episode will offer you information all about what on earth it means to be a holistic dental practice, as well as how Dr. Mayr balances traditional Western dentistry with holistic/biologic dentistry. He also candidly shares a bit about his personal life, and - dun dun dunnnnnnn - whether or not he flosses daily!!

*Skip to 4:54min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview

In this episode we hear:

  • How Dr. Mayr chose to become a dentist

  • Balancing traditional dentistry with holistic dentistry, and how holistic living isn’t reinventing the wheel

  • The differences between a traditional dentist versus a holistic dentist

  • What to expect at an appointment at Harmony 

  • How Dr. Mayr and his business partner Dr. Yuko offer thorough care for their clients

  • Why it was important for Dr. Mayr to gather information about a patient’s whole health history, versus just their dental history

  • The importance of asking questions as a patient 

  • Why he wants to do less work on patients than a lot

  • Why reading ingredients is so important, even for toothpaste

  • How Dr. Mayr balances his job with his own physical health and oral hygiene 

Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):

Harmony
Follow Harmony on Facebook
the Yogi Therapist website
the Yogi Therapist on Facebook
Follow me, the Yogi Therapist, on Instagram

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Licensed therapist Paul Sullivan, LMHC CGP on thriving in life, positive psychology, sustainability, and living consciously

And we’re back with episode 11!! My guest this week is a former colleague of mine, Paul Sullivan. He’s a local professor at Quincy College and licensed therapist operating his own private practice. Paul and I worked together last in 2012 or 2013 at a partial adult psychiatric program in Brookline, MA. I’m so grateful that Paul and I have kept in contact over the years as he’s been an important person in my professional career and professional development; he actually offered me some simple advice back when we worked together and I call upon it often, as you’ll hear me explain in the episode.

We start our conversation where Paul is really selling me on starting a private practice - stay tuned for more on that, hopefully soon! We discuss so many great topics, from building a private practice to meditation for every day modern life to positive psychology. 

*Skip to 5:26min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview

In this episode we hear:

  • About Paul’s journey to establishing himself in private practice

  • All about Paul’s theoretical approaches, including Positive Psychology (umm hi apparently this is my jam)

  • How Paul balances his jobs, spending quality time with family, and making room for play

  • Peaceful parenting

  • Paul’s interest in sustainability and CSAs

  • How Paul helps his clients and students thrive

  • Paul’s view of the developmental stages in life

  • All about Paul’s mindfulness and meditations practices

  • How Paul offers his clients and students tangible and accessible ways to feel happier and live more conscious lives

  • Theraveda Buddhism (What? Just listen to the episode!)

Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):

Paul’s PsychologyToday.com page
Liberty Wellness
Quincy College
The One Thing book
Sweet Berry Farm in Middleton, RI
Walden Local Meat Co.
Common Ground Fair
Vipassana Meditation Center – Dhamma Dharā
Theraveda Buddhism
Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP)
The Yogi Therapist website
Follow me, The Yogi Therapist, on Instagram

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Doctor of Chiropractic, Nutritionist, and Functional Medicine Practitioner Dr. Tim Latham, DC MS CSCS - transforming lives through conscious living

This man saved my life. Basically.

I’m so happy to be releasing this episode with Dr. Tim Latham, DC MS CSCS, a brilliant jack-of-all-trades. He’s got multiple degrees and areas of expertise, and he continues to learn all that he can about the ever-changing field of integrative health. I was fortunate to have connected with Tim after being diagnosed with a chronic pain + fatigue illness; through testing and non-judgmental conversations, he helped me make easy tweaks to increase my body’s ability to heal, recover, and thrive. I’d honestly never felt better!

This episode is chock full of great recommendations for anyone to improve their overall health, as Tim shares simple ways to increase one’s quality of life through nutrition and movement. We talk about the body’s resiliency, and challenging false beliefs one has about the body’s durability. Anyone who nerds out over science and health will love this episode!

Find Tim, his wife Dr. Laura Latham, and other integrative providers at their group practice in Boston at Back Bay Health & Performance, and you can also catch Tim as an adjunct faculty member in the Integrative and Functional Nutrition program at Saybrook University.

In this episode we hear:

  • all about Tim’s educational background and his many health degrees

  • about what exactly is an elimination diet and what the heck a FODMAP is

  • easy, accessible ways to improve one’s health

  • the body’s resiliency

  • how to challenge negative beliefs

  • what to expect in an appointment with Tim

  • how to avoid feeling overwhelmed when in the midst of a health revamp

  • how Chiropractic isn’t all about back cracking

  • about certain wellness fads and Tim’s thoughts on their validity

  • how mindfulness and breath-work are just as important to address as diet

  • about Tim’s self-care practice

  • some swears - yup, I’ve officially sworn/cussed/cursed on the podcast, folks!

Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):

Back Bay Health & Performance
Craig Liebenson, DC
Dr. Ben House
Alan Watts
Sober Curious (book)
Making Sense Podcast by Sam Harris
The Runner’s Zone Podcast
You Are Not So Smart Podcast
Enlightenment Now (book)
Behave (book)
Endure (book)
Just Breathe (book)
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Institute for Functional Medicine
Saybrook University’s Integrative and Functional Nutrition Program
Follow Tim and his wife over at Back Bay Health & Performance on Instagram
The Yogi Therapist website
Follow me, The Yogi Therapist on Instagram

Hear the episode on these platforms:

iTunes // Spotify // Google Play // Stitcher