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  • Friday, June 09, 2017 3:49 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Traditional Healing Heather Bruce

    Susun interviews Heather Bruce.
    Heather has been a student of acupuncture and natural healing since she started a mother's journey to discover how to NOT have her (now 40 year old, then a newborn) son descend into asthma and eczema like his father. (She won).
    Along the way she picked up classical acupuncture skills (and designed and taught undergraduate courses from 1981, leading into her post graduate mentoring), investigated many traditional forms of healing (initially Western herbs, nutrition from the East and the West, vibrational remedies, massage and allied techniques, and later on, many ways too overcome distortions in energy and thus form).



  • Thursday, June 01, 2017 7:45 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    'Against Purity Alexis' Shotwell

    Susun interviews Alexis Shotwell.
    Alexis Shotwell is an associate professor at Carleton University, on unceded Algonquin territory. She is the author of Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding (Penn State Press, 2011) and Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times (Minnesota University Press, 2016), a potter, and a practitioner in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.



  • Friday, May 26, 2017 9:38 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    'Vanishing of the Bees' Maryam Henein

    Susun interviews Maryam Henein.
    Maryam Henein is an investigative journalist , activist, and public health expert, best known for directing the internationally acclaimed documentary Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page. Maryam is also the co-founder of HoneyColony, an online magazine and marketplace that aims to empower people to be their own best health advocate. This short animation explains the concept.
    Her website is www.maryamhenein.com



  • Friday, May 19, 2017 11:21 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    'Suppressed Histories' Max Dashu

    Susun interviews Max Dashu.
    Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document women's history from an international perspective. She built a collection of 15,000 slides and 30,000 digital images, and has created 150 slideshows on female cultural heritages across human history. For titles and descriptions, see the online catalog. Dashu's work bridges the gap between academia and grassroots education. It foregrounds indigenous women passed over by standard histories and highlights female spheres of power retained even in some patriarchal societies.
    http://www.suppressedhistories.net/aboutmax.html



  • Friday, May 12, 2017 9:07 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Psychedelic Philosophy Nese Devenot

    Ssun interviews Nese Devenot.
    Nese Devenot is currently a Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Puget Sound. Nese received her PhD in 2015 from the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied psychedelic philosophy, the literary history of chemical self-experimentation ("trip reports"), and radical poetics. Nese taught the class "Drug Wars: The Influence of Psychoactive Rhetoric" as a 2014-15 Critical Speaking Fellow at Penn, where she previously taught "Higher Dimensions in Literature" and "Poetic Vision and the Psychedelic Experience." Nese was also a 2014-15 Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellow with the Penn Humanities Forum, where she worked on the project "'Innumerable Fine Shades': Psychedelics and Synesthesia in the Literary Self-Experiments of Aldous Huxley." Nese is a founder of the Psychedemia interdisciplinary psychedelics conference, and the former editor of "This Week in Psychedelics," a Reality Sandwich column that reported on psychedelic news in the media between 2011 and 2013. Nese has presented on psychedelics at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. Nese received her bachelor's degree in 2009 from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where she double majored in Philosophy and Literature.



  • Friday, May 05, 2017 10:56 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    'Unmowed Corners' Anita Sanchez

    Susun interviews Anita Sanchez.
    Anita lives in upstate New York—the part of New York that has trees and mountains, not skyscrapers. But she also loves Manhattan, London, and Paris, and her blog Unmowed.com often chronicles the unnoticed plants of urban environments. She loves to adventure in the wilds of the United States as well as visiting remote places around the world—she has ridden camels in the Sahara desert, dived the Great Barrier reef of Australia, and participated in an Earthwatch expedition to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific, as well as travelling in England, France, and Spain, visiting temples and watching elephants in Sri Lanka, and hiking Mt. Olympus in Greece.



  • Friday, April 28, 2017 7:42 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Goddess of Sacred Power Starr Goode

    Susun interviews Starr Goode, MA.
    Starr teaches literature at Santa Monica College. Producer and moderator for the cable TV series, The Goddess in Art, it is now available on YouTube. She is the author of The Art of Living: Falstaff, the Fool, and Dino. Her latest essay, "Adventures She Has Brought My Way" appears in Elders and Visionaries Anthology. Her latest book is Sheela na gig: the Dark Goddess of Sacred Power.
    www.starrgoode.com



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • yarrow for infection in the mouth - astringent, hemostatic, antibacterial, anodyne..
    • oral care with herbs...
    • osha (Ligusticum porteri) immediately stops histamine response- because it is a rare herb it should be used sparingly- 1/2 ounce should last a lifetime.
    • plantain oil, poultice, compress..
    • echinacea augustifolia made from root only with no other added herbs- no golden seal!
    • colonoscopy- preparation is very hard on most people.
    • would you be willing to be treated by their treatments if their tests finds something?
    • planting echinacea- ready after 3 years for making medicine..
    • celiacs and chronic diarrhea- pectin from apples, codonopsis..
    • nettle root is a great remedy for problem with the prostate..

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 1:15 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Wild Heart Queen Chris Zydel

    Susun interviews Chris Zydel.
    Chris Zydel, AKA the Wild Heart Queen, is head creative goddess at Creative Juices Arts She has over 40 years of experience as a compassionate creativity guide and an unshakeable faith in the power of creativity to heal hearts and change lives. She knows deep in her bones that everyone is deeply, wonderfully and gloriously creative and is on a relentlessly love-soaked mission to prove that to the world. She performs this magic by providing nurturing and joy-filled creative sanctuaries overflowing with encouragement, permission and trust in the sacred energy of play and creativity that lives inside of us all.



  • Friday, April 14, 2017 7:52 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Sleep Medicine Dr Michael Breus

    Susun interviews Michael J. Breus, Ph.D.
    Michael is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (30+ times). Dr. Breus is the author of the soon to be published (September 2016) The Power of When, a ground breaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your hidden biological chronotype. Dr. Breus gives the reader the exact perfect time to have sex, run, a mile, eat a cheeseburger, ask your boss for a raise and much more. Dr. Breus has been in private practice for 16 years and recently relocated his practice to Los Angles.
    www.thesleepdoctor.com



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • glechoma hederacea- we do not make infusion from aromatic herbs- try making vinegar or tincture..
    • high blood sugar and weight gain- walk directly after eating, herbal suggestions, and not reducing calories, increasing whole grains..
    • vast majority of older women have fibroids- not really a problem, meditation..
    • jealousy- a way to acknowledge and give it space and never think it again..
    • guilt about how we feel is truly useless..
    • allowing ourselves to truly grieve opens us up to more joy..
    • ayahuasca cautions..
    • rosacea- working with microbiota and hormones with burdock infusion..

  • Friday, April 07, 2017 12:44 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)
    Shamanic Therapist Shonagh Home

    Susun interviews Shonagh Home.
    Shonagh is a shamanic therapist, teacher, writer and poet. Her specialized private sessions and retreats are probing and revelatory, assisting clients to break chronic, self-defeating patterns, and move into empowered personal sovereignty. Shonagh is an international public speaker on the subject of visionary shamanic-spirit medicine, a voice for stewardship of the honeybees, and a teacher on the subject of Traditional Foods. She is author of the books, ‘Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine,’ ‘Love and Spirit Medicine,’ and ‘Poetic Whispers from the Green Realms.’
    Website: www.shonaghhome.com



    this episode Q&A includes:
    • make your diet dirty again- start loving mucous- eat dairy, meat, cooked vegetables.
    • no disease caused by excess mucous..
    • difference between formulas and simples..
    • we live in a body hating, cleansing culture..
    • average modern person consumes 20 grams of fiber per day, average hunter gather person consumed 2000 grams of fiber per day..
    • nourish digestion and microbiota with whole foods..
    * becoming a shaman as a man- find your uterus..
    • Navajo Project- reintroducing traditional native foods with miraculous results..
    • limited diets equal limited health- say no to processed things, not to whole foods..
    • sleep apnea is just a diagnosis- not the root of the problem..
    • visualization for removing physical trauma by allowing the flow of prana/chi, acupuncture, ginger compress and cranial sacral therapy..

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