Wise Woman Radio

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:44 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Women Healers of the World Holly Bellebuono

    Susun Weed Interviews Herbalist Holly Bellebuono

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    Herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono directs the award-winning Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha's Vineyard and The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, offering training and certification in Community Herbalism. As the author of The Essential Herbal for Natural Health (Shambhala Publishers) and The Authentic Herbal Healer (Balboa Press), Holly is also author of the new WOMEN HEALERS OF THE WORLD: The Traditions, History & Geography of Herbal Medicine, foreword by Rosemary Gladstar (SkyHorse/Helios Press, 2014, hardcover).

    Holly spent seven years traveling and interviewing women from all over the globe, and she enjoys sharing their stories, their plights, their fears and their achievements, especially since much of their work is dangerous, restricted, or even threatened. She also recreates the stories of 10 historic women--through centuries and civilizations--and commissioned watercolor artwork to bring their faces to life with artist Tracy Thorp. The book is a colorful celebration of women, herbs, medicine, and startling perseverance.

    Beloved as an engaging, supportive and welcoming teacher, Holly accepts students year-round for retreats, workshops, and a 3-Week Intensive offered each summer on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard; a distance program is available for home-study. Enroll at VineyardHerbs.com. Holly's apothecary is especially renowned for its popular collection of original tea blends which are available retail and wholesale.

    With a background in gardening, botany, and natural health, Holly lectures widely on women's empowerment, natural health, and herbal medicine. An inspiring event speaker, Holly gives vivid presentations at arboreta, universities, and women's conferences nationally. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Holly lives with her family on the lovely New England island of Martha's Vineyard.

  • Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:29 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Thinking Differently about Learning Disabilities David Flink

    Susun Weed Interviews Learning Rights David Flink

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    David Flink was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at the age of 9. He was a member of the first generation of students to receive special education services and accommodations. While he struggled  through much of his pre-college education, David ultimately began to excel academically, and today he holds a bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from Brown University and a master’s degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University.
    In 1998, he co-founded Eye to Eye, a national mentoring organization for students with learning disabilities, where he holds the title of CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer). In his new book, THINKING DIFFERENTLY: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities, Flink focuses on how to arm students with learning disabilities (and their parents) with essential skills, advice and tools to address the specific challenges they face.

  • Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:16 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    A Unique Life Fully Lived Author Karen Kain

    Susun Weed Interviews Supporting Families Karen Kain

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    Karen Kain is the author of "A Unique Life Fully Lived: A Personal Journey of Love, Hope and Courage." She is also a parent advocate for children of disability and travels around the county inspiring families with her personal story of raising a medically fragile, vaccine-injured daughter as a single mom. Karen shares how she bridged the gap from special needs to creating mainstream experiences in all arenas of life for Lorrin: best friends, slumber parties, concerts, camping, beauty pageants, Girl Scouts, school dances, musicals and endless travels. Her book describes the unique and extraordinary life experiences that Karen created for Lorrin and the strong bond and soul connection between mother and daughter that continues to this day. In 1994 Lorrin was severely vaccine injured and at that time Karen’s world fell apart. Life as she knew it was put “on hold” as she tried everything that she could to “heal” Lorrin and give her the best life possible...and she succeeded...in unfathomable ways that lights up the journey for other families. 
  • Monday, December 01, 2014 11:50 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Uterine Health Companion Author Eve Agee

    Susun Weed Interviews Women's Health Author Eve Agee

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    Dr. Eve Agee, Ph.D. is an international bestselling author, medical anthropologist, certified life coach and motivational speaker.  Her best-selling book, The Uterine Health Companion: A Holistic Guide to Lifelong Wellness (Celestial Arts, a division of Random House), is the winner of the International Book Awards for Women’s Health and and is also an Award-Winning Finalist for The USA Best Books of Book Awards’ Women’s Health Category.  She is also the co-author of the International Bestselling book, Ready, Aim, Excel: The Expert Insights Guide to Personal and Professional Leadership (Insights Publishing). In her work with groups and individuals, Eve provides an innovative whole-person approach to self-discovery, healing and personal and professional transformation that helps people more easily connect to their innate wisdom and power. The founder of the Transform Coaching Academy, her coaching programs and training courses inspire thousands of people throughout the world to create abundant lives and careers they love.
  • Monday, November 24, 2014 7:08 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Terra Gifts Rejuvenation Cream Steve Shaft

    Susun Weed Interviews Her Brother Steve Shaft

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    Steve Shaft is the creator of Terra Gifts  and is the owner of LS Shaft's Farm. He is a farmer, gardening consultant,  silversmith, duck herder, dog lover, & accomplished culinary artist.Terra Gifts are made from  resources found in nature. Steve's skin care products contain no petroleum products, no synthetics, no alcohol & no added water. Find Steve's Rejuvenation cream at the Wise Woman Bookshop.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:50 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Traditional Women's Dances Laura Shannon

    Susun Weed Interviews Therapeutic Dance Teacher Laura Shannon

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    Laura Shannon is known worldwide for her pioneering approach to traditional women’s dances as tools for healing and transformation. Traditional Greek, Balkan and Armenian dances embody an ancient worldview of sustainability, community, and reverence for the earth. Blending folk dance, circle dance and dance/movement therapy, Laura’s teaching seeks to rekindle this awareness and to rediscover the hidden wisdom encoded in the dances. With 25 years of experience researching and teaching, Laura is considered to be one of the ‘grandmothers’ of the circle dance movement, and brings her inspiring workshops, performances and trainings to over twenty countries.


  • Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:59 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Playful Engineer Dr. Ann Marie Thomas

    Susun Weed Interviews Engineering Maker Dr. Ann marie Thomas

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    Dr. AnnMarie Thomas is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas. Her teaching and research focus on engineering design, particularly as it relates to PK-12 education. With her students, AnnMarie explores the playful side of engineering exploring topics such as Squishy Circuits, the Engineering of Circus, and toy design. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of St. Thomas, AnnMarie taught at Art Center College of Design and served as the Founding Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative. She is the mother of two young makers. AnnMarie has an SB in Ocean Engineering (with a minor in Music) from MIT, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech, and a professional certificate in Sustainable Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. AnnMarie is the author of the recent book Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation, a book for parents and other educatorsundefinedboth formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is crucial to encourage today’s youth to be makersundefinedto see the world as something they are actively helping to create.
  • Friday, November 14, 2014 7:48 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    Beyond Addiction Dr. Carrie Wilkins

    Susun Weed Interviews Addiction and Family Counselor Dr. Carrie Wilkins


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    Dr. Carrie Wilkens is the co-founder and clinical director of the Center or Motivation and Change. Dr. Wilkens specializes in motivational treatments and group psychotherapy, and has worked with traumatized populations in both individual and group modalities. She is most recently a co-author on the new book Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, a compassionate and science-based family guide for navigating the addiction treatment world, understanding motivation, and training in the use of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) skills. Dr. Wilkens’ expertise is regularly sought by the CBS Early Show; Fox News; Newsweek; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Psychology +Today. 
  • Sunday, November 09, 2014 7:16 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    TimeFinder Founder Mitzi Weinman

    Susun Weed Interviews Personal Productivity Coach Mitzi Weinman

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    Mitzi Weinman is the founder of TimeFinder, which offers practical approaches to personal productivity. As a coach, workshop leader, and professional speaker, she helps people develop good habits and techniques to reduce stress which can result from not planning, procrastinating, feeling disorganized, and overwhelmed, and rushing to get things done, at work and/or at home. Since 1989, TimeFinder’s programs have provided  ongoing support and professional and personal development to hundreds of companies, individuals and associations including New Balance, Reebok, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Pearson Education and Marriott University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her husband, son and dog.
  • Friday, November 07, 2014 12:02 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

    The Big, Bad Book of Botany Author Michael Largo

    Susun Weed Interviews Award Winning Author Michael Largo

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    Michael Largo is the author of God’s Lunatics, Genius and Heroin, The Portable Obituary, the Bram Stoker Award-winning Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die, and three novels. His latest book is THE BIG, BAD BOOK OF BOTANY: The World’s Most Fascinating Flora, an entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. He is the former editor of New York Poetry and the researcher/archivist for the film company Allied Artists. He and his family live in Florida with their dog, two turtles, a parrot, two canaries, and a tank of fish.

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