A female perspective on maintaining health, wealth, and happiness as an entrepreneur

  • In 2013, Erica Mechlinski launched 212 Communications, a boutique, women-owned strategic communications and marketing firm based in Baltimore. A former executive at one of the largest public relations firms in the world, Erica believed she could deliver big-agency public relations expertise, strategy and know-how to small and mid-sized companies in the Baltimore/Washington region. Today, 212 Communications provides integrated marketing solutions that help companies to “be seen, be heard, and be understood.” Erica’s firm has been recognized as a top PR firm in Baltimore by Expertise.com since 2017.

    Melanie Coburn has always been passionate about connecting and helping others. After more than a decade of marketing for the Washington Redskins, she built a very diverse network of clients, partners and friends, and focused on building those relationships over time. She pioneered the creation of the business side of the Redskins Cheerleaders, and was the first person in the NFL to hold this position. With the cheerleaders, she used to say that she was in the business of smiles. Now, through her co-founding role in CADRE, Melanie hopes to become a cheerleader for world-class professionals. As the Chief Relationship Officer of CADRE, she advocates for supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders full-time.

    Tools mentioned by Melanie and Erica:

    Nozbe (https://nozbe.com/) – Nozbe is a system that helps effective teams get tasks and projects done, and provides dedicated apps for Mac, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices. It’s a project management tool to put every task and share calendars.

    EMDR (www.emdria.org/page/what_is_emdr_therapy) – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. During EMDR therapy sessions, you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements.

    Talk Therapy (https://www.verywellmind.com/talk-therapy-2671994) – Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, is based on the core idea that talking about the things that are bothering you can help clarify them and put them in perspective.

How hypnotherapy can be used to combat behavioral drinking and addictions

Clinical Hypnotherapist Georgia Foster is a leading specialist in behavioral drinking. Her recent book and online programs offer an alternative for anyone who wants to learn how to drink less without giving up completely. Georgia has helped thousands of clients take control of their drinking, increase their self-esteem and improve their relationships with family, friends and co-workers: all without the need to stop drinking.
It’s entirely possible to drink less by tapping into the power of the brain to change habitual behavior – in just seven days. Therapists typically offer an all-or-nothing solution when someone identifies a problem with the amount they drink.
Georgia’s programs include non-judgmental and reassuring practical advice, positive and effective meditations and short hypnosis recordings, exercises and assignments to increase communication, and resources for those who are still struggling with alcohol consumption. 95% of workshop participants reported a moderate to significant reduction in their alcohol intake, based on survey returns.

Resources mentioned:

  • Drink less in 7 days – Georgia uses short questionnaires and tick boxes to help the reader establish how they currently relate to alcohol and then gives simple, practical steps to help the reader take back control of their drinking. – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drink-Less-Seven-Georgia-Foster/dp/1910453579/
  • Georgia Foster’s Online Programs – https://www.georgiafoster.com/shop-now-2/

The science of temperature and it’s relation to optimal sleep

Tara Youngblood is a fusion scientist and a visionary leader in the future of sleep driven health combining multiple disciplines, including Alternative Medicine, Physics, and Sleep Diagnostics. She works with leading international researchers to further studies on cold therapy and its impact on sleep, and she wrote and published the leading white paper connecting more than 70 research papers to the effects of temperature on sleep quality and as an expert in sleep science, she is a highly regarded and sought-after international speaker. Tara’s research has led to more than a dozen patent filings, and she is the co-founder, along with her husband Todd, of Kryo, Inc., inventers of the ChiliPad™. At Kryo she contributes to the strategic direction and daily operations of the company and she also serves as the Chief Science Officer. Tara is also a wife and mother, a passionate global traveler, and has spearheaded multiple community philanthropic activities and international relief trips. Tara is continually seeking new opportunities to improve the quality of life by those most affected with sleep disorders. She and her family sleep soundly at their home in Charlotte, NC.

Tools mentioned in this episode

Tara’s Ted Talk – How a sleep recipe changed my life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR-lWXZ7ZUg
Temperature-controlled weight blanket – https://www.chilitechnology.com/products/chiliblanket-chilipad-control-unit

Hydro-powered mattress pad, thermal regulating control unit, Use Code FDTOP25 for 25% off – https://www.chilitechnology.com/products/chilipad-sleep-system

OOLER Sleep System, Use Code FDTOP15 for 15% off – https://www.chilitechnology.com/products/ooler-sleep-system

Staying calm in chaos with functional medicine

Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum is passionate about transforming healthcare by training health coaches to help people become CEOs of their own health. She spent nearly five decades making healthcare and education more holistic and innovative. With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Sandi specialized in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine, and served as a teacher and the director of a clinic for Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). She is a pioneer in her fields, having implemented programs such as the use of neurofeedback with patients and becoming the first-ever psychologist to earn certification through The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

Tools mentioned in this episode

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy (functionalmedicinecoaching.org) Become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach in this immersive and in-depth online training program! You’ll learn to apply core coaching techniques and the principles of Functional Medicine and nutrition, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology to transform your own life and help your clients do the same.

Mind-Body Medicine (www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/head-toe-happiness/201006/what-is-mind-body-medicine) is a field that “uses a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind’s capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms.” The standard treatment approaches used in mind-body medicine include meditation, prayer, and creative outlets.

A deep dive into essential oils and aromatherapy

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner and the author of seven books, including the National Bestseller, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focused on balancing hormones with the power of essential oils, and the #1 Amazon Bestseller The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.

For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification.  She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News Health, Oprah Magazine, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the Essentially You Podcast, designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women’s hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

Tools mentioned in this episode

Carrier oil (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321639) – Used in aromatherapy, a complementary therapy where various essential oils are applied to the body to aid both physical and emotional health and well-being. Carrier oils dilute the concentrated essential oils so they can be applied to the skin without side effects.

Oil diffuser (https://www.amazon.com/oil-diffuser/s?k=oil+diffuser) is a device that breaks essential oils down into smaller molecules, dispersing them into the air for a pleasant or calming effect—depending on the oil that’s been put into the diffuser. The diffuser’s job is to evenly disperse the particles at a comfortable concentration that’s easy to breathe and doesn’t overbear the room.

The smart mom’s guide to essential oils (https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Moms-Guide-Essential-Oils/dp/1612436463) – Dr. Mariza Snyder’s in-depth guide to essential oils with over 50 of the most useful essential oil recipes for tackling every mom’s daily needs.

The Essential Oils hormone solution (https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Moms-Guide-Essential-Oils/dp/1612436463) – Dr. Mariza Snyder’s second book will teach you how to heal hormonal chaos and revitalize the body from the inside out with the support of high-quality essential oils.

Regeneration health using ozone and pemf therapies with Dr. Robyn Benson

Dr. Robyn Benson specializes in regenerative medicine, natural aesthetics, women’s health, preventative and family medicine, and offers cutting edge health technologies. In addition, she offers nutritive IV injection therapies and several other services woven together with Traditional Chinese Medicine to enhance her client’s detoxification, longevity and personal sustainability. Her mission is fueled by the wisdom and insights gained on her transformational 25 year journey as a doctor of Oriental medicine and her travels to 70 countries to learn from indigenous people.

For 27 years, Robyn Benson, Dr. of Oriental medicine has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, herbs, IV therapies, regenerative therapies and leading-edge energy medicine to help patients get out of pain and achieve optimal, and sustainable health. Dr. Robyn founded and built Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health and  pioneered the Self-Care Revolution.  Dr. Robyn is the author of the best selling book, Travel With Vitality: 7 Simple Solutions to Sleeping Well, Staying Fit and Avoiding Illness. A mother, adventure enthusiast, world traveler, and speaker, Robyn brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care.

Shamanism and the convergence of science and spirituality

Manex Ibar is a spiritual speaker, reputed ceremonial leader, and powerful business guide. He is a multi-talented spiritual scientist and entrepreneur of consciousness and sustainable life systems, guiding individuals and businesses towards optimization through a combination of modalities including Human Design, Energetics, Remote Viewing, Shamanism, Kabbala, and genetics. Born with clairvoyance abilities and heightened intuition, he is deeply invested in science, media, sound, nature, and spirituality. Manex has helped digitize brands such as the NFL, MLB, Muppet Babies, Universal Pictures properties, Sony Pictures properties, Star Wars and Ty Beanie Babies, becoming the youngest Sony executive as VP of New Media & Technologies by the age of 23. He founded a non-profit organization, Vth Season, and his own company Vurse Media, producing trans-media campaigns and managing artists using new technologies and social media platforms.

Monique Derfuss is a 300 hour KRI-Certified Instructor and gon practitioner offering both Kundalini Yoga classes and gong sound meditations to groups and individuals. She studied Kundalini under students of Kundalini Master, Yogi Bhajan, and the gong under Mehtab Benton, originator and author of Gong Yoga. She also holds a Reiki Level 2 Ceritification and integrates this knowledge into her teaching and sessions. Focusing on the needs of her students and clients, she provides an inviting and supportive atmosphere to her classes and private sessions.

The extraordinary healing power of sound therapy

Dante Baker was first exposed to sound healing at a Home Organic Farm in 2010. The owner used crystal bowls and chanting to support the health of his plants and to facilitate group meditations; He facilitates sound meditation events all over the east coast in yoga studios, holistic wellness facilities, festivals, and corporate settings. He has a unique style that combines the use of crystal bowls, Tibetan metal bowls, wooden and metal chimes, and polyphonic throat singing. He’s a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga and qi-gong instructor

Monique Derfuss is a 300 hour KRI-Certified Instructor and gon practitioner offering both Kundalini Yoga classes and gong sound meditations to groups and individuals. She studied Kundalini under students of Kundalini Master, Yogi Bhajan, and the gong under Mehtab Benton, originator and author of Gong Yoga. She also holds a Reiki Level 2 Ceritification and integrates this knowledge into her teaching and sessions. Focusing on the needs of her students and clients, she provides an inviting and supportive atmosphere to her classes and private sessions.

Healing through naturopathic medicine with Dr. Heather Wdowin

Dr. Heather Wdowin is a licensed primary care physician, and specializes in Oncology, Chronic Disease, Endocrinology and Sports Medicine, as well as a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor. She’s a member of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is working on becoming board certified in Naturopathic Oncology. She is also a member of the Restorative Medicine Association, and has studied with the leaders of the emerging Environmental Medicine field. Heather is an accomplished diagnostician, practitioner, and a certified clinical hypnotherapist aiding patient in utilizing the mind-body connection in healing.

Maintaining health, wealth, and happiness as an entrepreneur

Derek Coburn, Joe Mechlinski, and Scott Thompson join Dr. Diva Nagula to discuss tools, habits, and tactics they use to maintain their health, wealth, and happiness while running their business.
Joe Mechlinski is a NY Times bestselling author, speaker, podcaster,  and social entrepreneur who believes that an engaged workforce is the key to unlocking human potential. While earning his degree from the Johns Hopkins, Joe founded 4 ventures to pay his way through college. At 23, Joe founded SHIFT, a collective of businesses spanning consulting, executive membership, and venture capital united by their common mission to revolutionize workforce engagement and transform the world. SHIFT has offices in Baltimore, DC, and Boston. In 2014, Joe was invited to sit on the White House Small Business Council.
Derek Coburn began his career as a financial advisor in 1998 and built a successful wealth management practice by outworking everyone else. Derek started an “un-networking” community in Washington, D.C. five years ago called cadre, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders.
Scott Thompson is a serial entrepreneur who has sold an employee leasing firm, an employee benefits company. He also founded Lifematters in 2005, now, one of the largest private pay home care companies in the US and acquired Care Management Associates, a patient consulting firm in 2010. He enjoys scuba diving, motorcycles (any kind), martial arts, great wines, cigars, and plenty of world travel.


Psychic Healing using Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT)

Mary Phelan has been a professional Spiritual/Life Coach, Intuitive Reader and Teacher for over 20 years and an EFT practitioner and trainer for over 13 years. She’s conducted thousands of successful tapping sessions, group sessions and classes. Because of her unique expertise ranging multiple disciplines, she is able to look into the emotional situations in her patient’s lives and trace them back to the source impact, and once there, assist to remove the energetic disruption, affecting great change in her patient’s lives.


The secret healing power of EMDR

Lesley Goth PsyD has been in private practice since 2004 as a clinical psychologist. She is an expert in the field of Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Couples counseling. Lesley is a blogger, writer, and speaker. She is excited to be working on her first book teaching other therapists how to be good therapists. Lesley currently lives in Colorado with her husband and dog, Phoebe. Lesley is currently certified as an EMDR therapist and has completed the level I training for Gottman’s theory of Couples Counseling. Lesley has been invited to speak at Eating Disorder and EMDR therapy events. Lesley also provides supervision and/or consultation for both unlicensed and licensed therapists. In addition to working with clients all over the world, Lesley has also had the privilege of working with victims of the Columbine, Aurora, and Las Vegas shootings. Lesley’s practice is not limited to trauma.She loves working with adolescents, adults and couples with all types of emotional issues, helping them heal by feeling heard and valued. She also offers Christian counseling when asked for. If you’re feeling stuck, alone, or powerless, Lesley can help you move forward and connect to your true self and experience a fulfilling life.


Integrative Psychedelics for Healing and Peak Performance with Dr. Dan Engle

Dr. Dan Engle lectures and consults globally and is the Medical Director of The Revive Treatment Centers of America, as well as medical advisor to Onnit Labs, The True Rest Float Centers and several international treatment centers using indigenous plant medicines for healing and recovery. He published his first book, The Concussion Repair Manual, in October 2017, which has received praise from countless figures in the medical arena. His other programs include B.O.L.D., Freedom From Meds and Full Spectrum Medicine.

Episode Disclaimer: This program is for general informational purposes only, so you can understand more about the brain and body and how they heal, it does not constitute the practice of medicine or other professional healthcare services, including the giving of medical advice.  No doctor/patient relationship is formed. The information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. It is not a prescription; you must talk with your own primary doctor for that. There are a variety of factors that contribute to your healing process, your body is complex and your circumstances are unique. For questions or more information about working privately with us contact the Managing Director at info@halotrustorganization.


Using breath work to control and regulate your nervous system

Edward Dangerfield is a breathwork, movement and meditation specialist. He’s trained in Nervous System Health, Chinese Massage & Pressure Points, Breathwork, Nerve Flossing, Qi Gong, Biofield Energy Healing, Yoga and Meditation. Having been caught in an avalanche, and suffering from PTSD, Edward went on a path to discover how to heal himself. Through this experience, Edward has developed a deep passion for using breathwork and movement to heal the nervous system. Edward is the founder of Biology of Breath and Breathwork Bali.


Fix Your Gut: Keys to unlock health, starting with your digestion

John Brisson is the author of the Amazon best seller in digestive health Fix Your Gut: The Definitive Guide to Digestive Disorders. Due to his extensive knowledge on the subject of gut health, John has been tapped by prominent supplement companies as an educator and collaborator on product formulation. As a health coach, he has logged tens of thousands of hours assisting people with digestive disorders and coaching them to improve their overall health. John applies his experience and ample research full-time to the construction of a dynamic, evolving database of actionable, evidence-based information on digestive health. Beyond what can be readily accessed on his website and in his definitive e-book, supplementary info from John can be found all over the web in his activity on various health information hubs and forums.


Functional Medicine and Supplements with Dr. Cindy M. Howard

Dr. Cindy M. Howard has been in private practice in Orland Park, Illinois for 15 years. After earning her diplomate in Diagnosis and Internal Disorders she combines both musculoskeletal work with functional medicine. Her practice focuses on healing each individual patient by working with them in order to find the underlying causes of their symptoms in order to correct any dysfunction and restore them to good health. Dr. Howard is a past President and Educational Committee Chair of the ACA Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders and currently serves as the Northern Illinois Delegate for the American Chiropractic Association. She serves on the Educational committee, the Membership committee, the Presence committee, and the Complementary and Alternative Medicine committee. Dr. Howard speaks professionally around the country and also teaches Pediatrics, Immunology and Male and Female Disorders for the DABCI post graduate program. She also holds a Fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Her current lecture circuit is about gut health and the importance of achieving gut balance in order to prevent and correct illness.


Healing the body’s energy system to create abundance of health, wealth, and happiness

Lisa Thomas is a transformational leader, gifted healer and intuitive coach. She integrates business with her natural gifts to help her clients embrace all of life. Lisa is devoted to reconnecting people to their Soul’s purpose, so they can experience more love, joy and financial abundance. She has been featured on Good Morning LaLa Land, Allie & You, Dare to Dream, Inspired Conversations and her book, Mistakes Into Money, was published earlier this year. She has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their business and life goals by releasing Inherited Emotional DNA, such as fear of success, fear of failure, anxiety, procrastination, fear of public speaking, false money beliefs, relationship drama, and business stagnation. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and family.


Meditation and energy healing practices for business and personal health

Kira Leskew is the Founder and CEO of The Eagle Institute Ltd. She started The Eagle Institute to help business leaders and entrepreneurs learn the skills that helped her the most on her business and personal journey. These are meditation and self-healing skills.

Her clients have healed issues, whether stress and burnout, or personal growth issues in less than a year, when they had been struggling with the same issues often for decades.  She is personally certified as an advanced yoga and pranayama teacher, which she completed 18 years ago. Since that time, she’s trained in Mindfulness, Vajrayana, psychic healing and Ho’onoponopono. She completed this practice and training at the same time as founding and/or running 7 different businesses.


Nutrition for Mind, Body, & Soul pt 1 – Keto

On this episode we’re joined by Tracee Gluhaich, the High Energy Girl. Tracee is a passionate Health Coach, 3x Author, Keto Coach a Personal Trainer, and the host of the Be Well, Be Keto podcast. She has been married for 25 years, the mother of 3 boys, and lives on an organic farm in California. Tracee was 8 years old when she started her quest for skinny. She went through periods of dieting, bingeing, & starving, was obsessed and stressed out. Later, Tracee became fascinated with nutrition, attended Integrative Nutrition and became a Holistic Health Coach.


Introducing From Doctor to Patient the Podcast

A show where Dr. Nagula explores the many elements of mind, body and spirit that impact and contribute to achieving overall well-being. How does stress negatively impact my body? How detrimental is chronic inflammation to my physical health? Are there ways to avoid seasonal depression? How do I determine what supplements are best for my body and lifestyle.


The journey has taught me so much about caring for myself,and I realized my story and knowledge was now a gift I could offer to others.