By Sherry Burton Steine
Aligned Expressions Sep 21, 2023
Episode 39: Dr. Toby Israel, Design Psychologist and Author: Designing Women's Lives: Transforming Place and Self
In this episode we feature Toby Israel, Ph.D. is a visionary founder of the field of Design Psychology and author of her new book Designing–Women’s Lives: Transforming Place and Self
A foundational exploration of the psychological, lived experience of women and place, Designing–Women’s Lives (Oro Editions, 2023) demonstrates how women can break new ground by using Design Psychology as the touchstone for creating emotionally-satisfying environments.
In this episode, we dive into Toby Israel’s book which draws us in with personal stories about the spaces women create and inhabit. This is a visually beautiful book with many layers; it is very readable and a rich resource.
Defined as “the practice of architecture, planning and interior design in which psychology is the principal design tool”, this discipline continues to gain international attention including in the L.A. Times, Oprah Home, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, IIDA and on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and Radio Times (radio interview with Marty Moss-Coane).
Trained as an Environmental Psychologist, Dr. Israel has over twenty-five years of experience in design, psychology, the arts and education. She can be found at http://www.designpsychology.net
Episode 38: Ayurveda for Self Care with Naomi Edwards Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, 500 RYT, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga, Certified Aromatherapist
Discover the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and unlock a world of self-care practices that promote holistic well-being in our latest podcast episode. Join us as we delve into the fundamentals of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine that focuses on achieving balance and harmony within the body, mind, and spirit.
In this episode, we'll explore the doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – the three distinct energy types that define an individual's constitution in Ayurveda. Learn how understanding your unique constitution can empower you to make informed choices about your lifestyle, diet, and daily routines to enhance your overall health.
Naomi Edwards is a Holistic Health Practitioner who specializes in the practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and Plant Medicine. Her passion is to share the knowledge of Ayurveda and give people the education of preventative health in a joyful way.
She began her own healing journey 20 years ago with yoga, which led her to teach. Her many years of classical ballet and competitive swimming took quite a toll on her body, chronic injuries and malnutrition. It was the gift of yoga and ayurveda that gave her the awareness and inspiration to take better care of her mind, body and spirit. In her 14 years of working in holistic health she’s found her highest intention is to guide individuals back to their bodies through mindful movement and teaching the continuous practice of self care.
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References in this podcast:
The Ageless Woman, Nancy Lonsdorfhttps://www.amazon.com/Ageless-Woman-Natural-Maharishi-Ayurveda/dp/0972123350
Absolute Beauty, Pratima Raichurhttps://www.amazon.com/Pratima-Raichur-Absolute-Radiant-Ayurveda/dp/B00HTJX1TM
What to Eat for how you feel, Divya Alterhttps://www.amazon.com/Ayurveda-Beginners-Guide-Essential-Principles/dp/1939754178/ref=d_bmx_dp_ohg8rdnn_sccl_2_5/147-0304815-9343744?pd_rd_w=2HS5s&content-id=amzn1.sym.368b1da3-bd5e-471c-a642-a329f8f53bef&pf_rd_p=368b1da3-bd5e-471c-a642-a329f8f53bef&pf_rd_r=856HTNJ4VJ6EEEDFQSN0&pd_rd_wg=7sFkw&pd_rd_r=39f20f6a-0ba2-420b-af0f-6fb49ca41b8a&pd_rd_i=1939754178&psc=1
Episode 37: The Art & Science of Aromatherapy with Raghda Abdelmaksoud
On this Podcast Episode Raghda Abdelmaksoud, a renowned Clinical Aromatherapist associated with the esteemed Ebers School of Aromatherapy joins us on a fragrant journey as we explore the captivating world of aromatherapy and dive deep into its artistry and scientific principles.
In each episode, Raghda Abdelmaksoud sheds light on the various facets of aromatherapy, providing valuable insights and expert guidance. Safety is of utmost importance when it comes to aromatherapy, and Raghda shares her extensive knowledge on this subject, discussing best practices and precautions to ensure a secure and enjoyable aromatherapy experience.
Discover the incredible benefits that aromatherapy has to offer as Raghda uncovers its therapeutic potential. From stress relief and mood enhancement to promoting relaxation and improving sleep, aromatherapy has a profound impact on our well-being. Raghda discusses the science behind these benefits, backed by research and clinical evidence, to help you harness the power of essential oils effectively.
Ever wondered about the role of a certified aromatherapist? Raghda provides a comprehensive understanding of their expertise and the importance of seeking professional guidance. Learn about the skills, training, and ethical considerations involved in becoming a certified aromatherapist and gain a deeper appreciation for their vital role in supporting your aromatherapy journey.
Our homes are our sanctuaries, and Raghda shares practical tips on how to incorporate aromatherapy into our living spaces. Discover the art of blending essential oils to create inviting scents and explore the myriad ways to use aromatherapy in your home environment, from uplifting and purifying the air to creating a calming ambiance.
Diffusing essential oils is a popular method of enjoying their aromatic benefits, but safety is paramount. Raghda delves into the topic of safe diffusion, guiding you through the selection of appropriate diffusers, recommended dilutions, and duration of use. Learn how to create a safe and harmonious atmosphere in your home with essential oil diffusion techniques that maximize their therapeutic properties.
Whether you're a novice or a seasoned aromatherapy enthusiast, this podcast offers a wealth of information, practical tips, and engaging discussions that will deepen your understanding of aromatherapy and empower you to create a fragrant and healthy lifestyle. Join us on this aromatic adventure and unlock the transformative potential of aromatherapy in your life.
EPISODE 36: Finding Your Forever Home After 40 with Realtor Francine Gregory
This episode features guest Realtor Francine Gregory. Francine is a real estate professional with 10+ years of marketing and advertising experience and 30+ years living in the Sacramento, CA region. She is the proprietor of I Life Realty. Francine likes the beach, reading, art & architecture and tech. She enjoys action movies and spending time in the sun and solving puzzles. Breakfast is her favorite kind of food. Francine serves the greater Sacramento communities.
In this episode we explore:
- Selecting the right home for functional needs.
- Tips for being prepared for the real estate process.
- Things you need to know to purchase your forever home
- Dos and Don'ts
EPISODE 35: What You Need to Know About Geopathic Stress & Your Home with EJ Shaffert, Founder and Director London School of Feng Shui
Sherry Steine host of Aligned Expressions interviews The London School of Feng Shui Founder and Director, EJ Shaffert, an international Feng Shui consultant, educator, and author, with 20 years experience working with a wide range of residential and business projects.
He is the author of FENG SHUI & MONEY: A Nine Week Program for Creating Wealth Using Ancient Principles and Techniques. Published in 2002 in four languages. In this episode, EJ and Sherry discuss the foundations of Geopathic Stress and how it affects you and your home.
EJ Shaffert has been training Feng Shui consultants in NYC and London over 10 years, and he is also a regular instructor at the College of Psychic Studies. With his teaching, consulting, and media, E.J. has helped thousands of people improve their lives with the power of Feng Shui.
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Episode 34: Health, Wellbeing, & Living in the Love Jones Cohort with Dr. Kris Marsh, Author and Sociologist
The Love Jones Cohort centers on the voices and lifestyles of members of the Black middle class who are single and living alone (SALA). While much has been written about both the Black middle class and the rise of singlehood, this book represents a first foray into bridging these two concepts. The Love Jones Cohort provides a more nuanced understanding of how race, gender, and class, coupled with social structures. In this episode, Host Sherry Steine interviews, The Love Jones Cohort Author, Dr. Krish Marsh on how this population, chooses their lifestyles, maintain overall health, well-being, and coping mechanisms.
Dr. Kris Marsh is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and author of the book The Love Jones Cohort. This episode is brought to you by Bayan Botanticals a favorite supplement retailer of host Sherry Steine.
Episode 33: Addiction, Mindfulness, & Our Interior Environments with Dr. Rebecca Williams, Author & Psychologist
In this Episode, Dr. Rebecca Williams joins us to talk about mindfulness exercises for those who are recovering from addiction including working with those who are suffering from addiction and impacts on interior environments, clutter, hoarding, etc.
Dr. Williams is an award-winning author, psychologist, and wellness expert specializing in healthy recovery from mental illness, addiction, and life’s challenges. She is the author of The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction .For the past 25 years, her work has focused on building resilience and embracing emotional well-being. She has been a program director at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and an associate clinical professor at The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. A life-long yoga enthusiast, Rebecca has also been a yoga teacher. She combines the ancient wisdom of yoga and mindfulness with compassionate recovery from addiction in her books.
A life-long yoga enthusiast, Rebecca trained as a yoga instructor in Raja Yoga. “I have always believed deeply in the mind-body connection, once you know this connection it’s easy to return to it when things feel out of balance”she says. She was able to combine the ancient teachings of yoga and mindfulness with the power of emotional recovery from substance abuse in her two books.
-The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction
-Rebecca’s personal and professional background in psychology, addiction, recovery and addiction.
-What inspired Rebecca to write a book on addiction recovery and mindfulness
-How addiction contributes to hoarding, clutter in your interior environment and how mindfulness can help you work through it
-How mindfulness exercises can work with any addiction.
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Episode 32: Understanding The Benefits of Yoga Therapy with Melissa Aguirre, C-IAYT, ERYT 500, YACEP, Holistic Life Coach and Stress Management Specialist
In this episode, we focus on the topic of Yoga Therapy. Yoga therapy practices enhance muscular strength and body flexibility, promote and improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, promote recovery from and treatment of addiction, reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, improve sleep patterns, and enhance overall well-being and quality of life.
Interviewed on this episode is Melissa Aguirre is a certified C-IAYT, ERYT 500, YACEP, Holistic Life Coach and Stress Management Specialist focused on intuitive and mindful movement to optimize self awareness, regulation and vitality. Mel focuses on mental and emotional hygiene by utilizing mind-body practices that address imbalances from a holistic lens. Her multi-modality approach provides comprehensive experiences that are both intentional and informational aiding you to step into your power.
Melissa is the owner of MelMarie Yoga which is focused on harnessesing holistic healing in way that includes integrative modalities of mind body medicine, narrative healing, relieving subconscious patterns, and more. Serving the military, traumatic brain injury communities, structural rehabilitation to higher education, corporate wellness and innovative learning that guides the community and individual into an embodied sense of being. Currently, MelMarie Yoga offers online resources, memberships, classes, and both livestream/in person education to continue guiding you in the art of coming home to YOU.
Episode 31: Lindsay Fauntleroy: Using the Five Elements as Soul Medicine to Unleash Your Personal Power
In this episode, Sherry Steine interviews Lindsay Fauntleroy is a licensed acupuncturist and the founder of The Spirit Seed, a school that offers personal and professional development courses that are rooted in ancestral understandings of health, humanity, nature, and the cosmos. She is the author of the new book In Our Element: Using the Five Elements as Soul Medicine to Unleash Your Personal Power (2022) Lindsay is a certified instructor for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), as well as a facilitator of the Flower Essence Society's global practitioner certification program. Her approach to soul medicine emerged through over 15 years of clinical practice, Doctoral studies of Indigenous and African Diasporic psychology, and her commitment to community wellness. Lindsay's line of Five-Element flower essence remedies, the Elementals, is available nationally and internationally.
If you like this episode, please rate and review on your favorite platform. Support this podcast by clicking here and going to the Support Link. Also, check out Sherry's new E-Book: Inspired Sanctuary: Rituals to Create A Happy, Healthy Home to Enhance Wellness
Episode 30: Pause, Rest, Be with Special Guest Octavia Raheem, Author and Yoga Teacher
Restoring your body, mind, and spirit amid change is an act of courage, empowerment, and hope. This warm, powerful guide will help you honor the changes and spaces in your life with purposeful rest and reflection.
If you're trying to push your way through endings, beginnings, and places of uncertainty, only to find yourself more confused, disconnected, tired, and uncertain, her new book Pause, Rest, Be, will hold and fortify you. Yoga teacher and activist Octavia Raheem offers us the motivation and guidance we need to restore ourselves in the midst of all sorts of change. Change in our lives--whether it be welcome, joyful, challenging, or more subtle—presents us with the opportunity to pause and gather our energy to work with whatever lies ahead.
Drawing wisdom from yoga philosophy and her many years of teaching experience, Raheem offers us the motivation and guidance we need to restore ourselves in the midst of all types of change. She gives us three simple restorative yoga poses (savasana, side lying pose, and child’s pose), and offers short teachings, reflections, and practices to see us through times of ending, beginning, and liminal/transitional space. She shows us how slowing down, stillness, and deeper connection to our own transitions empower us to move through collective shifts with more grace--and what it means to navigate shifts and change with presence and courage.
OCTAVIA RAHEEM is a mother, author, yoga teacher and practitioner, and activist. She has received national attention for her work training yoga teachers and diversifying the yoga and wellness industry. Her work as a yoga professional focuses on practical tools to teach individuals how to manage stress, anxiety, and fatigue through yoga and meditation in a way that is accessible to all levels/abilities, and restorative to the nervous system. Her work has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Well + Good, CNN, WXIA, and Atlanta Magazine.About the Author
Episode 29: The Yoga of Urban Gardening with Yasuke Daddy, YOGA TEACHER 200 RYT – URBAN FARMER URBAN AGRICULTURIST – URBAN FORESTER
This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day—so we thought we’d spotlight how the getting-people-back-to-the-earth trends of farming and gardening are a key focus of not one, but several, of our top wellness trends for 2022. The pandemic has made self-sufficiency and survivalism much bigger values. And the quickening environmental and soil crisis is sparking a new awareness that we must restore the world’s soil (through more regenerative farming practices), while the medical evidence mounts that exposure to soil brings so many eye-opening health benefits.
Sherry interviews, Yasuke Daddy, a yoga teacher, urban farmer, agriculturist and urban forester (Vintage Greenhouse & Vintage Yasuke LC) located in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia metro area. Besides his yoga certification, Yasuke has been serving the most needed communities that he once grew up in. His clientele is from impoverished and underrepresented communities that have a lack of resources for mental health and physical longevity. His company has teamed up with an urban farm in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC to change the nutrition disparity that plagues our communities today. Since partnering, Yasuke has created community educational gardens, eco system recovery and urban farming. He has also obtained two acres of farming land in South Hill, Va (near Sherry's ancestral matriarchal lineage) for mass production that will cycle directly to communities in need.
Sherry and Yasuke discuss how to create container gardens and bridging the gap between yoga and farming for overall longevity..
Episode 28: Mindfulness and Art for the Home, Mind, & Body with Artist Kurtis Brand
Sherry discusses the role of mindfulness, art, home and Zen with Artist Kurtis Brand. Kurtis Brand is a multi-disciplinary contemplative artist. Through mindful, transcendent art, he helps seekers achieve a healthy and calm mindset. This healthy and calm mindset can translate into the home environment.
Brand expresses in art what he realizes through meditation. “This world we occupy is on the brink of extreme change, and it is our job as citizens of this planet to make a positive stand environmentally, emotionally, and intellectually. Contemplative practice is essential to help our culture evolve into the potential of kindness, love, compassion, and empathy.” This part of his work attempts to express the connection we have as people and the oneness of all sentient beings.
For the last decade, Brand has lived in New York, Guatemala, San Francisco, and Connecticut, passionately absorbed in a culture of vast extremes that lends a poetic, immediate, and visceral quality to his work.
Kurtis can be found at www.kurtisbrand.com and Instagram @kurtisbrand
Episode 27: Living by the Spiritually Fly Sutras with Faith Hunter Creator of Spiritually Fly
Faith Hunter, International yoga teacher, creator and author of her new book Spiritually Fly and her new program Elevate, talks with Sherry Steine about the life events that fueled her commitment to yoga, living by the Spiritually Fly Sutras, her home environment, and the course of her high-profile career. We also discuss the current state of African American women in the yoga industry.
Those who publicly rate and review this podcast will receive COMPLIMENTARY ONE MONTH membership to Faith's ELEVATE program. More is explained in this podcast!
EPISODE 26: HOME FITNESS BASICS FOR HEALTH MAINTENANCE WITH CERTIFIED FITNESS TRAINER JONATHAN BURTON
It's a new year and February is Heart Month. Certified Fitness Trainer and Sherry's younger sibling Jonathan Burton discusses basic tips for exercising at home. Also we discuss elevating your heart rate at home with no or little fitness equipment using HITT Training and very little space. Using the space in your bedroom, living room, with little equipment and space in your home with 10-15 minute workouts. In addition, the benefit with shorter workouts in shorter time, nutritional basics, and creating a motivating home interior environment for staying motivated are also discussed.
Jonathan is a Certified Trainer with Just Believe Fitness in Nashville, TN. If you're motivated to get healthier and stronger, you've come to the right place. If you have the drive and the desire to change your life, then there's no better time than NOW to get it done!
Jonathan Burton. I'm a Certified Fitness Coach, television sports journalist, 19 year amateur athlete (rugby), and one time professional wrestler. Fitness has been a big part of my life, and I am dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals! As a certified fitness professional, I can help you set realistic goal;and transform your health and your life for the better. I can help you look and feel your best. And I can help you enjoy yourself along the way. You can train one-on-one with me at a state of the art facility in Bellevue, TN. I specialize in weight loss, body shaping, and metabolic training. All workouts are designed to meet your specific fitness goals.
Also: Coming Soon: Online Fitness Coaching! Keep checking back for details!
Episode 25: How to be Beautifully Organized with Nikki Boyd of At Home With Nikki
Sherry Steine kicks off her brand new podcast Aligned Expressions with guest, Nikki Boyd, Founder and Owner of At Home with Nikki. Nikki is a professional organizer based in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an author of two books Beautifully Organized at Home and Beautifully Organized at Work. Ms. Boyd there her organization tips with her fans on her "At Home with Nikki" and "At Work with Nikki" YouTube channels. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Harper's Bazaar, Real Simple, USA Today and many more.
In this episode, Sherry talks with Nikki about clutter and the importance of organization. Also discussed are decluttering tips, how to emotionally prepare and how to create experiences with the organization process.
Episode 24: Art, Space and Healing with Elizabeth Tuckwell, Fine Artist & Healer
In this episode, Sherry interviews Fine Artist and Healer, Elizabeth Tuckwell about art, healing and the influence of art in space. Elizabeth discusses how art helped her with own healing and how art not only influences space but provides a mode of awareness for ones personal healing. Perspectives of art, meditation and awareness for the mind, body, spirit and home are also discussed.
Elizabeth Tuckwell developed her own self-taught painting style while traveling the globe before the days of cell phones.
As she faced personal challenges she realized that painting could soothe her. She also discovered a path that gave her power over her anxiety and overwhelm; it was meditation and energy work.
She also holds in-person guided meditation sessions as well as mediation and art workshops for groups and team building events.
At Elizabeth Tuckwell.com, you can view her work, sign up for one of her art classes or take part in some of her free mental health and inspiration gifts, such as weekly discussion groups to shift perspectives, creative jumpstart challenges or free writing tools to clear your mind.
Episode 23: Dawn Browning of Holsol Wellness for Diabetes Awareness Month: Integrating Breath, Essential Oils & Yoga Therapy for Emotional & Health Management
Sherry interviews Dawn Browning of Holsol Wellness (https://www.holsolwellness.com) in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month about ways to integrate breath, essential oils and yoga therapy for emotional and health management of those who are experiencing Diabetes. Various techniques as well as discussions around creating aromatherapy and memories in the home are discussed.
Dawn is an ecologist, yoga therapist and entrepreneur. She sees her 35 years living with Type 1 diabetes as a powerful lens for understanding how what we think, eat, and move affects all aspects of our bodies and lives. She supports others using yoga therapy, essential oils, and personal leadership tools to help you find the perfect tools to discover and recalibrate your grounded innately peaceful state.
EPISODE 22: OPTIMIZING YOUR HOME FOR HEALTH, FITNESS & HAPPINESS WITH JAMIE GOLD, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
In this episode, Sherry Steine discusses integrating wellness by interior design with Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC is a Wellness Design Consultant, Certified Kitchen Designer, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach. Jamieis also the author of three books on design and remodeling, including her latest, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness, (Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press, September 2020).
Sherry and Jamie discuss the link between healthy living and healthy home spaces. Tips and strategies are discussed based on Jamie's book Wellness by Design. Jamie Gold: Instagram: @JGWellnessDesign | Website jamiegold.net
Episode 21: The Breath of Color with Leslie Nesbitt of Rhythmic Walls Decorative Painting
In this episode, Sherry interviews her colleague Leslie Nesbitt of Rhythmic Walls about the powerful use of color in the home and how it affects us all. Color is a powerful tool that should be respected within our environments.
As a former executive of a nationally recognized women’s organization, Leslie discovered her latent artistic talent while engaging in home decorating projects as a respite from the hectic demands of her fulltime career. As she set about transforming her family’s home into an individual bastion of color, texture and style, she became instantly hooked and fascinated with decorative finishing and how it can dramatically transform interior spaces. Her passion led her to start taking decorative painting classes and to become professionally trained and certified in the application of exquisite surface design. However, it was the response from others that pushed her to stretch beyond the canvas of her home to expand outward, and soon she began painting for family and friends. Unable to focus on anything else and uninspired by her day job, with the help and encouragement of her husband, Leslie set up shop in the sunroom of her home, launching Rhythmic Walls (RW) Decorative Painting and Design Studio in 2003.
In the years since the launch of RW, Leslie has created a thriving business and established a loyal and solid clientele. She has worked on scores of commercial and residential projects. Her work has been featured on HGTV and in local and national publications. Leslie’s achievements as a successful businesswoman have gained her national acclaim and in 2005, she received the coveted National Women’s Business Center’s Capital Award, from Wachovia Bank. The receipt of the award positioned her to expand her company’s capabilities. In 2009, her artistic accomplishments were acknowledged by fellow artisans and she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the International Decorative Painting Artisans League (IDAL), the professional trade association for decorative painter, surface artists and designers. Leslie is the first African American to have held this position.As the owner and creative director, Leslie’s focus is on creating cutting edge designs, techniques and products, while overseeing and managing sales and quality control.vLeslie’s rhythm and flow for putting together the unexpected is poetic.
EPISODE 20: Yoga, Art, Design, Essential Oils and Home with Elena Brower
In this episode Sherry interviews Elena Brower. Elena is a Mama, teacher, artist, poet, best selling author, and Podcast Host of Practice You, Elena has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. Her first book, Art of Intention, has been translated seven languages, her Essential Membership is beloved for bringing analog creativity to online coursework, her third book, Being You, will be released in early 2021. Elena and Sherry speak with each other about yoga, art, design, her new home in the southwest and of course her Doterra Essential Oils for each space in her home. Enjoy this special podcast originally broadcasted for National Yoga Awareness Month.
EPISODE 19: Heal One World: A Resource for Yoga for All with Skye Kelly
In this episode, Sherry interviews Skye Kelly, the Executive Director of the wellness non-profit Heal One World. Skye took her own life's challenges and turned them into a life of helping others in the community live more healthful and fulfilled lives. At 18, Skye was in a life changing accident, leaving her disabled and with little hope After several successful years as a Real Estate Agent, Skye decided to keep a promise she made to herself to start a non profit to give back to others in need of physical and mental well being that could not afford less traditional treatments, find them. She started the non profit Heal One World. She single handedly found a board and began holding yoga and tai chi classes at neighborhood studios during their less busy times. By 2010 she had found the studio space to begin offering classes and treatments to the community by donation and largely for free in the Arlington Heights, Los Angeles, CA neighborhood She also started the Awareness Film Festival which is on it's 12th year has shown over 2000 films that are opening eyes to different issues that our world and community are facing.
In this episode, Sherry and Skye discuss how Heal One World makes, wellness accessible to those who need it and the importance of yoga for mental and physical health.
Episode 18: How Yoga Heals with Dr. Dana M. Hubbard of Vitality Health & Wellness Center
This is a special episode for National Yoga Awareness Month. Based on research, trauma-informed yoga combines the mind and body impact of trauma with spiritual health and consciousness. It is a way to safely connect with your body, regaining any control, love, or acceptance that may have been threatened during a traumatic experience.
In this episode, Sherry speaks with Dr. Dana M. Hubbard of Vitality Health and Wellness Center about how she encourages her clients to use yoga as part of their healing program from trauma related emotions. Sherry who is also trained as a certified trauma informed yoga teacher discusses her role in working with students who are experiencing trauma as part of her karma yoga practice.
Dr. Dana M. Hubbard, also known as “Dr. D”, is the owner and chief operator of Vitality Health and Wellness, LLC. She is a professional Licensed Clinical Social worker who has serviced veterans, women, children, and the black community. She is also a Certified Lead Agent with a specialization in organizational psychology. Dr. Hubbard received her Doctorate in Health Care Administration in 2019. Additional educational accomplishments include a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Salisbury state.
Dr. Dana M. Hubbard served honorably in the United States Airforce. As a Captain in the Air Force, Dr. D was a mental health therapist for service members and was responsible for the mental health operations for the local Air Force base. She led a clinical team of 22 professionals served as the Behavioral Health Consultant for base commanders and lead multiple Air Force programs.
As a Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Dana M. Hubbard specializes in Crisis Management, Bereavement, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Behavioral Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) importantly military/veteran mental health, and most importantly mental health for women of color.
Episode 17: Yoga, Self Care, & Essential Oils with RYT200, YTT300, Yoga Teacher & Massage Therapist Leslie Kelson
For National Yoga Awareness Month, Sherry Steine of SBW Aligned Expressions interviews noted Yoga Teacher, Leslie Nelson about using essential oils as part of your yoga practice. Her journey into yoga as well as tips and understanding yoga as a way to relieve stress and heal with essential oils are discussed. In 2012, Leslie began practicing Yoga and instantly recognized the healing benefits yoga had to offer. In 2016 she earned her 200 RYT through Evolution Yoga. Video of this interview can be found here.
She has continued her Restorative Yoga training with Octavia Raheem and is currently enrolled in 300 RYT through I AM Yoga. Leslie is devoted to crafting classes that inspire others to create their own well being by guiding the mind and body into harmony. She is a NC Licensed Massage Body Work Therapist graduating from Southeastern Institute Charlotte, NC.
Her unique style integrates training in several Western and Eastern modalities including Ayurveda, Reiki and Aromatouch. Leslie strives to make each session on her table meaningful, guiding your body toward peace, balance and relaxation. When Leslie is not healing others she is running around the state with her husband trying to catch her Son and Daughter's Basketball Games and caring for her guest in the families Air BNB.
You can find Leslie on Instagram @relaxationenthusiast
EPISODE 16: Yoga's Relationship to Feng Shui, Your Body, & the Interior Environment with Kyle Freeman
In this episode Sherry features Kyle Freeman, an international Yoga Teacher, Feng Shui consultant, and Intuitive counselor based in Lisbon, Portugal. For National Yoga Awareness Month, both Kyle and Sherry discuss the linkages between Yoga, Body, Feng Shui and the interior environment. In addition, a brief discussion on "Katonah Yoga is defined and discussed which incorporates classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, sacred geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor and imagination in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being."
Kyle has over fifteen years of experience refining her intuitive skills and developing an in-depth understanding of both the built environment and the individual's physical and psychological relationship to their body and their environment. Kyle attended architecture school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and Cooper Union in New York City. After four years working in the field of Architecture she left in search of a deeper felt-send and metaphysical understanding of space and its capacity for healing. Through that exploration Kyle was introduced to the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui. She studied Classical, BTB, and Form school Feng Shui in New York, London and China. She practices a combination of methods.
Her social media info is as follows
Host Sherry Steine is an Author, Home Wellness Designer, Feng Shui Consultant, DoTerra Wellness Advocate and RYT 200 Yoga Teacher can be found at:
EPISODE 15: Creative Expression for Self Care & the Home with Creativity Coach Sharon J. Burton
Sherry hosts her twin sister, Sharon J. Burton, Creativity Coach of Spark Your Creative. Sharon J. Burton is an artist, art curator, and creative life advisor and Founder of Spark Your Creative based in the Washington, DC area. She is a visual artist whose preferred medium is collage and mixed media and has exhibited her art in galleries, art venues and other settings across the country since 2007.
This episode focuses on how being creative is part of our nature and is essential to us as humans. The creation process helps to calm your state of mind and is a considered self care. In addition, finding a suitable space for creative expression and memories in the home are discussed.
Episode 14: Clean Design Wellness with Lifestyle CEO and Author Robin Wilson
For Mental Heath Month, Sherry interviews CEO and Author Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home about hypoallegenic design choices, her new home lifestyle brand Clean Design Home and her book by the same name. Robin believes that "eco-friendly can be beautiful." Sherry also discusses the how making your bed can be a ritualistic activity.
Did you know:
-The average homeowner has not replaced or washed their sleeping pillow in six years?
-There is a free and simple solution to improve indoor air quality and prevent toxins from entering your home?
-The one place in the home that most people do not think to look for mold could cause unnecessary "wheezing and sneezing" symptoms of allergies.
Find out more in this amazing episode!
Episode 13: Biophilia & Feng Shui Gardens and Maureen Calamia, Author & Biophilia and Feng Shui Expert
In this episode Maureen and Sherry discuss the basics of Feng Shui Gardens as well as understanding Biophilic Design. In addition, the benefits of integrating plant life and nature into our spaces both inside and out.
Maureen Calamia inspires clients to connect with their True Nature, restore greater harmony and balance in their homes and lives, through the Five Elements of feng shui. She has taught feng shui since 2009 and her Luminous Spaces Feng Shui School, using my unique Re-Nature philosophy, has achieved the highest standards set by the International Feng Shui Guild. Maureen has been practicing since 2005, but she has worked with energy all of her life.
Maureen is the author of Creating Luminous Spaces.
Episode 12: How to Use Crystals to Channel Energy in the Home with Tiffany C. Hammer
Tiffany C. Hammer of Hammer Designs is interviewed by host Sherry Steine about what to look for in crystals and how to use them in different rooms in the home. Tiffany C. Hammer, is a certified coach and crystal healer, a purveyor of ethically sourced, exquisite minerals. Tiffany works with people who have tried it all, who've read it all, and logically understand where they're at or even how they've gotten here, and are adjusting to new perspectives and experiences. What she offers coaching for change for more peaceful -- and magical living.
This episode discusses specific crystals and how to use them for emotional balance, EMF stimulation, and for enhancing personal energy. Sherry also discusses a chapter in her book Landing on Your Feet and Putting Down Roots that provides additional support for using crystals in the home.
Episode 11: Why Everyone Deserves a Safe, Beautiful Space with Najah Dowdie CEO & Founder of Confection Decor
Najah Dowdie CEO and Founder of Confection Decor, discusses her passion for design and home accessories. Najah tell us the meaning of her mantra "EVERY ONE DESERVES A SAFE, BEAUTIFUL SPACE, NO MATTER THE SIZE, WHERE THEY CAN FEEL AT PEACE."
She also shares some tips for someone who is interested in popping color and interest with accents in their home. Sherry also discusses how you can feel inspired in your home during COVID-19 and how to reenergize and replace furnishings and feel your space with energetic accessorizing.
Episode 10: Sacred Self Care Rituals at Home with Guest Robin Bell of Robin Bell Yoga and Wellness
Sherry interviews Robin Bell of Robin Bell of Robin Bell Yoga and Wellness. Robin Bell is a Yoga instructor (E-RYT 200), Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Animal Reiki practitioner, and Thai Foot Reflexology Massage practitioner, who is certified in Chakra Therapeutics. She completed the Level 1 Yoga Teacher Certification, the 200 hour Jiivana Yoga Teacher Training, and the Usui Reiki Level 1, 2 and Master Certifications at the Spiritual Essence Yoga and Wellness Center, in Upper Marlboro, MD. Robin received her Thai Foot Reflexology Massage training at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts, formerly located in Arlington, VA, and her Chakra Therapeutics certification with Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.
In this episode, Robin discusses her own sacred self care rituals that promote balance and healing.
Episode 9: Creating Your Own Culturally Relevant Furnishings to Decorate Your Space with Lisa Shepard Stewart of Cultured Expressions
Since COVID-19 we are at home. What can we do to inspire our homes yet honor our culture and our heritage? Sherry interviews long time friend and colleague Lisa Shepard Stewart of Cultured Expressions in Rahway, NJ who works with her clients how to create accessories and furnishings to decorate their homes. Tips and ideas for using fabrics, the meaning of them, and how to inspire yourself and your home in the spirit of culture. You can make something even if you think you are not creative!
Episode 8: Get Organized for the New Year! An Interview with Brittini Schafer of B. Organized
Sherry Steine discusses the importance of organization and decluttering with Brittini Schafer of B. Organized a organization and lifestyle business located in Philadelphia, PA. January is National Get Organized Month and with the current COVID-19 crisis it is now more important than ever to organize your home and space. Brittni shares how she works with clients who are overwhelmed with other responsibilities to organize and how to overcome procrastination. Sherry reads passages from her award winning book Feel Good Spaces: A Guide to Decorating Your Home for the Mind, Body and Spirit (2012) about the importance of decluttering and organizing your space.
Episode 7: How to Identify, Heal, and Decorate for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
If you feel sluggish, moody and like you're functioning slower in the fall and winter months, you're not alone. Roughly five percent of the population suffers severely and is diagnosed with light-related depression appropriately known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, as a result of short days with reduced sunlight and long hours of darkness. But many more of us experience a general malaise especially in light of COVID-19 and stay at home orders this fall and winter.
In this brand new episode, podcast host, Sherry Burton Steine formerly Sherry Burton Ways of SBW Aligned Expressions, speaks with two healing experts Kari Roos and Jenna Gallagher of Nurturing You Wellness Center in Toronto, Canada about the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, how to identify it, and healing tips. Based on an interview Sherry was featured in about SAD, she discusses how to manage SAD through a few interior decorating tips .