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Journey to Wellness

Journey to Wellness

By Essential Wellness Society

Welcome to the Journey to Wellness podcast, where we invite wellness-related professionals to share their stories, passions, and expertise.

This podcast series is produced by the Essential Wellness Society and is sponsored by Melissa Stonehill-Caiyem with Healing Wheel Holistic:

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Self-Talk and Wellbeing

Journey to Wellness Apr 22, 2021

Animal Healing Touch Practitioner with Beth Shemo

Animal Healing Touch Practitioner with Beth Shemo

Journey to Wellness Podcast is dedicated to creating a space for holistic professionals to explain their modalities, tell their stories, and teach our community there are other options for healing physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 

Our host, Melissa Stonehill Caiyem, with Healing Wheel Holistic,  is a Holistic Medicine Practitioner with over 40 years of experience. Her passion is to help others restore their health and improve their lives through alternative treatments. Learn more here:

Essential Wellness Society is a group for holistic professionals to come together and collaborate with other professionals, networking, mastermind group, and a resource directory for our community members. Learn more here:

Our guest: Beth Shemo is an Advanced Proficiency Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner and Reiki Master. Her exploration into energy medicine began with Reiki in 1997, and she received Reiki Master Certification in 1999. She started her Reiki practice, Holistic Essentials LLC, in Ohio in 2003.  When a health issue developed in one of her dogs, Beth sought out holistic options and found a wonderful holistic veterinarian who restored her dog’s health and vitality.  Beth’s new passion blossomed and she was fortunate to work with this veterinarian for several years as a Veterinary Assistant and Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner where she furthered her training in Healing Touch for Animals (HTA), Healing Touch, Color Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Craniosacral Therapy for Animals.  Beth moved to Florissant in 2013 to pursue her dream of living in the mountains and she started her private practice, Spirit Wolf Energetics, LLC, in 2014. Her mission is to improve the health and vitality of animals, both domestic and wild, through the use of safe and gentle energy medicine techniques.  Beth also enjoys providing complimentary healing sessions for the amazing animals at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, both in Divide. She is a member of The International Association of Reiki Professionals and The Reiki Healing Association. She is also a Pet First-Aid and CPR Instructor with Sunny-dog Ink and will soon be offering Reiki classes as well. 

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Aug 22, 202228:16
Exploring Reiki with Julie

Exploring Reiki with Julie

Aura, chakras, reiki…. Is all this real? Exploring these topics and more with Julie today.

Discussing what reiki is, the benefits of it, and what you might experience during a session. Julie also shares some things to consider in terms of choosing a practitioner and being open to trying different modalities to find what works for you.

Julie Speetjens is a Registered Holy Fire® III Reiki Master/Teacher and Karuna Reiki® Master/Teacher, as well as a Psychic Medium at The Reiki Place in Colorado Springs. She began her healing journey when corporate burnout had her feeling like a robot just going through the motions of her life. Her motto is “Worry Less, Reiki More”. Reiki has been a springboard for her spiritual awakening, and has renewed her life-force energy! She believes that Reiki is a transformative force that truly can heal our mind, body, and Soul if we allow it.

She has helped many grieving clients not only by demonstrating evidence of the Soul's survival of death, but also by providing opportunities for healing on both sides of the veil through her Mediumship. Her Psychic intuitive work provides clarity, inspiration, empowerment, and divine connection through her Spirit Guide/Past Life Soul Journey Readings. Julie has been featured on several podcasts including "Sacred Connections", "The Sedona Files", and "Floating On A Cloud."

Julie enjoys hiking, playing drums, and traveling, and she volunteers with LifeSpark Cancer Resources providing free Reiki healing to individuals with cancer.


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Exploring Creativity with Vivian

Exploring Creativity with Vivian

What does ‘creativity’ really entail? Does creativity really live in us all? Today we are exploring creativity with Vivian Geffen. We explore why creativity is important to our overall health and wellbeing and how to cultivate a creative mindset.

Vivian Geffen's Believes that Creativity is Life and that Life is creative.  She teaches self-identified "practical people" how to embrace and heal their relationship to their own creativity so that they can use it as a tool for transformation and enjoy greater depth, freedom and satisfaction in their lives. Her work helps people who don't think they are creative realize the unique ways they are, and to open to more possibility.

Vivian holds a Master's Degree in Creativity from Buffalo State College, teaches improvisation at Santa Barbara City College and leads her signature workshops online. Toward the end of  2020 she felt she had to do something to foster laughter, connection and collaboration so she created the improvisation-based LaughBoost gatherings.

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Reducing your toxic load with Carole

Reducing your toxic load with Carole

Carole Fehrman is the creator and founder of Natural Mama Collective. She is a toxin free educator teaching women/moms simple changes to live a more toxin free life. She designed an online course called 12 Weeks to Toxin Free, where she starts from the basics and helps women feel more empowered in their toxin free journey. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart (Dr. Cody), and a momma to two sweet kiddos.

Carole’s own toxin-free journey has evolved into what is Natural Mama Collective. While pregnant with her son, she began to dive into the world of toxin-free living. First by choosing home birth with a midwife over traditional obstetric care, and then progressing to research the lotions, washes, bottles, and diapers she would be choosing to put on her registry. As her research continued, she started to learn about things like fragrance, parabens, and phthalates. She learned about the infamous greenwashing of products and how the industries can put “natural” on a label when there isn’t anything “natural” about the product.

Carole has made it her mission to be the change. Her life’s work is to help women reduce their toxic load and choose better products for their families and themselves. Through Natural Mama Collective she offers ingredient education, safe swaps, a solution to toxic beauty, and a safe space for women to gather no matter where they may be in their own toxin free journey. It’s become a catalyst of change for future generations.

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