Archives for Healthy Options

Healthy Options 5/6/15

Host: Andree Bella
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Integrative health

Key Discussion Points:
a) Reasons why LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) supports the legalization and regulation of all drugs.
b) Why “The War on Drugs” has been a failure.
c) The benefits of rehabilitation vs. incarceration/punishment for non-violent drug offenders
d) Where politicians from various parties stand on this issue.

Guests: Theodore Nelson – LEAP speaker

Healthy Options 4/1/15

Host: Cynthia Swan
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: “Smart Scents: Essential Oils for Self Care & Home”

Key Discussion Points:
a) What are some of the personal benefits you have derived from using essential oils?
b) Are all essential oils equal and safe?
c) What are some recipes you can share with listeners?
d) Where can listeners go for more resources?”
e) How can essential oils be used?

Carrie Lehoullier, LMT
Facebook: Green Roots Massage and Apothecary

Healthy Options 3/4/15

Producer/Host: Rhonda Feiman
Engineer: John Greenman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall

Program Topic: Yamuna Ball Rolling

Key Discussion Points:
What is Yamuna ball rolling?
How can this technique be incorporated into yoga asanas (positions)?
How is this technique used to build muscle & bone strength?
Can this technique be used for osteoporosis or for other physical conditions?

Marianna Moll
Founder and director of The Belfast Yoga Studio
Contact info:
9 Field St #302, Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-3930

Healthy Options 2/4/15

Host: Andree Bella
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: The Mindbody Syndrome

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is The Mindbody Syndrome?
b) What is the importance of the work of Dr. John Sarno?
c) How does a physician diagnose TMS?
d) What common illnesses are considered TMS?
e) How can the techniques used to treat TMS help with chronic pain?

Guests: Dr. Marc Sopher, MD

Healthy Options 1/7/15

Host: Cynthia Swan
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: “Energy Healing”

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is energy healing?
b) Who is Barbara Brennan and how did her Brennan School of Healing come into being?
c) What are the four dimensions of our being?

Kristen Jacobson, RN, Master Herbalist, Professional Energy Healer
Kristen Jacobson, Belfast, Maine on Face Book

Healthy Options 12/3/14

Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Shamanic Healing

Key Discussion Points:
What is shamanic healing?
When should we consider having a shamanic healing?
What is a soul retrieval and when would it be useful?
What is the significance of drumming during a shamanic healing session or a soul retrieval?
What cultures practice shamanic healing?

Guests: Susan Bakaley Marshall and Chris Marshall of The Thirteenth Moon Center in Montville, Maine

Contact info:

Healthy Options 10/8/14

Host: Cynthia Swan
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: “Having the Life YOU Want”

Key Discussion Points:
a) Life Coach Martha Beck, author of “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World”, has trained many Life Coaches, who is she and why would one study with her?
B How may a Life Coach help one respond to these scenarios: loss of a job, caregiving for a parent?
c) Discuss the “Sit Spot” Technique, how is it helpful and healing?
d) What do you mean by “focus pocus”?
e) Some of your favorite authors besides Martha Beck who also wrote, “Steering by Starlight” are Wayne Dyer and Mike Dooley, why? What have they written that helps one create the life one wants?
f) What is the Body Compass Technique? How does it help one?

Kate O’Neill

Healthy Options 9/3/2014

Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Brown

Program Topic: Trauma resiliency and community resiliency
Key Discussion Points:
What are the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and the Community Resiliency Model (CRM)?
What are the new ways in which these models are being used to effectively deal with trauma?
What are some of the successes in communities across the world, with the use of TRM & CRM?

Guest: Elaine Miller-Karas, the executive director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute,
a non-profit agency which provides training worldwide, to bring about more effective
treatment for long-term and acute trauma

Contact info:

2 previous Healthy Options programs about the work of the Trauma Resource Institute can be found at