Practical Reiki with Alice Langholt

April 30, 2012
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Practical Reiki with Alice Langholt


Alice Langholt, a Reiki Master Teacher, founder and Executive Director of The Reiki Awakening Academy, and author of the book Practical Reiki for balance,well-being and vibrant health joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alice Langholt discuss the following:

  • How did you get started with Reiki?
  • You developed a Reiki method, Practical Reiki, and wrote a book. How is Practical Reiki different from traditional Reiki?
  • Tell us about the Reiki Awakening Academy.
  • How do you use Reiki and intuition in your personal life?
  • What do you think is most important for people to know today?


Tip: Learn Reiki, and learn to access your intuition. It can help you achieve and maintain wellness, improve relationships, and is the key to a more fulfilled life. It's easy and powerful. It'll change the way you feel about your life and your personal power for improving it.


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Alice Langholt, RMT, MJS is the founder and Executive Director of The Reiki Awakening Academy School of Intuitive Development, the first of its kind offering live video instruction online, and proudly offering local classes at Insight Wellness in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the new Reiki resource, Practical Reiki for Balance, Well-Being, and Vibrant Health: A guide to a simple, revolutionary energy healing method, which was a finalist for Best Reiki Book in the 2012 About.com Reader's Choice Awards. Alice is a parent of four with Master level training in several Reiki modalities.


Alice spent a year as part of the Healing Services Department at The Cleveland Clinic, giving Reiki to patients, staff and family members. She currently volunteers regularly at The Gathering Place (a cancer support center), and is a Group Leader with The Distance Healing Network (http://the-dhn.com). Considered a social media expert, Alice is rated the #1 most influential person on Twitter under the category “Reiki” by wefollow.com.


As a teacher, Alice believes that close guidance and mentoring are essential elements for learning energy healing. She provides this close support to each student, getting to know each and assist him or her in strengthening intuition and learning energy healing. Alice also offers personal Reiki healing sessions by appointment. Learn more about Reiki and contact Alice via her website ReikiAwakening.com.


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Links: http://reikiawakeningacademy.com


Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.

Signs that it’s time to consider assisted living for a loved one with Erwin Allado

April 29, 2012
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Signs that it's time to consider assisted living for a loved one


with Erwin Allado


Erwin Allado, co-founder of SeniorCareHomes.com joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Erwin Allado discuss the following:

  • What are some signs that it's time to consider assisted living for a loved one?
  • Making the decision to put a loved in into the care of another can be a difficult process. How do you recommend that families who are considering this cope with the stress and anxiety of this transition?
  • What are some key things to consider and look out for when shopping for the appropriate facility for a loved one?
  • What is SeniorCareHomes.com, and what exactly can one expect to find when browsing your site?
  • How does the Care Home Search program work and assist with placement?


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Erwin T. Allado - CEO and Co-Founder of SeniorCareHomes.com


Erwin has been a corporate executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record building Internet companies and growing customer-service and product-related corporations. It all began in college when Erwin was Founding Father of a community service-based fraternity where he was elected the 1st Chapter President. After college, Erwin joined PeopleSupport, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSPT), a California-based leading provider of customer care and business process outsourcing (BPO). He was promoted to Operations Supervisor after 3 weeks on the job and was later sent overseas to build-out PeopleSupport's global operation.


At the age of 21, Erwin was the Department Head of Customer Service Operations and played an intricate role in growing the center from approximately 20 to 400 employees. Now the company is in 38 global locations with 38,000 employees.  One of the primary responsibilities included transitioning over 20 U.S. accounts (leading Fortune 500 Companies such as GE Capital, Expedia, Nokia, Network Solutions/VeriSign, EarthLink) to the Asia center and supporting its growth in becoming profitable in the 1st year of operation.


After his tenure at PeopleSupport, Erwin consulted directly for the CEO of Linksys (NASDAQ: CSCO) and was key in the build out of their customer care center in Asia. Erwin then returned to California where he switched careers in search of challenging himself and learning a completely different side of business. Erwin joined Beverly Hills Financial Group, a premier brokerage firm providing financing for major entertainment and sport celebrities. As Vice President, Erwin built his business from the ground up and achieved numerous accolades such as "Highest Gross Sales Revenue since 2000," "Top Sales Producer" and "Hardest Worker" awards all in the same year.


Born in Southern California, Erwin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Loyola Marymount University. Erwin is married and is a proud father of 2 wonderful children. He volunteers his spare time to the Alzheimer's Association, Knighs of Columbus and is on the committees for UCI MIND, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and now Serra Catholic's Miracle Blossoms.


Erwin has always had a deep respect for elders and a devotion to always take care of them in appreciation of how they raised him. SeniorCareHomes.com is a perfect fit for Erwin as he brings forth his experience and passion to give back to the community including the less fortunate.


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Links: SeniorCareHomes.com


Transforming how healthcare is delivered with Odyssey Solutions

April 27, 2012
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Transforming how healthcare is delivered with Odyssey Solutions


and Jeff Garibaldi


Jeff Garibaldi, Sr. Director, Global Marketing / Product Strategy and Business Development for Odyssey solutions at Stereotaxis, Inc. joins the show on the Tele-Health & Technology Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jeff Garibaldi discuss the following:

  • Tell our listeners a little about yourself & your background.
  • Please explain what your company does.
  • Please explain the Odyssey platform.
  • Could you break down What are the benefits Odyssey?
  • How are health professionals using latest technology to care for patients effectively?
  • How is Odyssey related to Tele-health?


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Stereotaxis’ Odyssey™ portfolio of products provides an innovative enterprise solution for integrating, recording and networking interventional lab information within hospitals and around the world. Odyssey™ Vision integrates data for magnetic and standard interventional labs, enhancing the physician workflow through a consolidated display of multiple systems and eliminating the challenge of interacting simultaneously with many separate diagnostic systems. The Odyssey Cinema™ Studio then captures a complete record of synchronized procedure data that can be viewed live or from a comprehensive archive of cases performed. The Odyssey™ solution then enables hospitals to efficiently share live and recorded clinical data anywhere around the world to attract patients and promote collaboration.


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In addition, Stereotaxis also designs, manufactures and markets an advanced cardiology instrument control system for use in a hospital's interventional surgical suite to enhance the treatment of coronary artery disease and arrhythmias. The Niobe® Remote Magnetic Navigation System is designed to enable physicians to complete more complex interventional procedures by providing image guided delivery of catheters and guidewires through the blood vessels and chambers of the heart to treatment sites. This is achieved using computer-controlled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation and reduced x-ray exposure. For more information on the Stereotaxis Remote Magnetic Navigation, please click here


The core components of the Stereotaxis systems have received regulatory clearance in the U.S., Europe, Canada and elsewhere.


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Links: odysseyexperience.com & stereotaxis.com

The importance of the role of a nurse anesthetist with Cathy Ann Harrison

April 25, 2012
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The importance of the role of a nurse anesthetist


with Cathy Ann Harrison


Cathy Ann Harrison, a respected Certified Registered Nurse licensed in Virginia, educator, business owner, a decorated Reserve Navy Officer with the United States Navy Reserve and the president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Cathy Ann Harrison discuss the following:

  • What is a nurse anesthetist and how do they differ from physician anesthesiologist?
  • What is the education and experience requirement for becoming a nurse anesthetist and how does that differ from a physician anesthesiologist?
  • What is the importance of the role of a nurse anesthetist?
  • What do nurse anesthetists bring to the table in shaping the future of healthcare?
  • What do you personally believe should be a path toward better healthcare and lower costs?


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Cathy Ann Harrison is a respected Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) licensed in Virginia, a decorated Navy Officer with the United States Navy (Reserve Component), an educator, entrepreneur and the president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists.


As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with an office-based anesthesia practice, LCH Anesthesia Services, LLC in Richmond, Virginia, Cathy Harrison, CRNA, MSN, has provided quality anesthesia care to thousands of Virginians for over 33 years.


As a United States Navy Officer, Captain Harrison has served with honor and distinction in the Navy (Reserve Component) for 21 years. She was recently appointed as the Commanding Officer of Operational Health Support Unit, Bethesda, supporting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center—the first and only CRNA in the Navy (Reserve Component) to receive the honor of serving as a Commanding Officer for an operational health support unit. In this position, she oversees the more than 600 military physicians, dentists, nurses and medical service corps officers and corpsmen who provide health care to wounded military personnel, active duty and reserve component military members and their dependents, as well as retirees in a Joint Military Medical Command.


Captain Harrison served as a respected and valued resource to the Navy Reserve during three separate mobilizations, including Operation Desert Storm in 1990, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2007. In recognition of her commitment and outstanding service to the military, she was awarded Navy Commendation medals in 2003 and 2008.


In recognition for outstanding meritorious service to the United States, Captain Harrison was bestowed the Army’s Meritorious Service medal in 2008 for her service to Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, and Coalition servicemen and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. In 2011, in recognition for her outstanding meritorious service to the United States, Captain Harrison was bestowed with the Navy’s Meritorious Service medal for her exemplary work as Executive Officer of the Operational Health Support Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC.


In addition to her other duties, Harrison is the president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists (VANA) which represents over 1200 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists in Virginia.


Harrison holds a BA degree in Health Care Administration from Graceland University (Iowa) and a Master’s degree in Nursing from Phoenix University. She received a diploma in nursing from Mercy School of Nursing, Charlotte, NC; and a diploma in Nurse Anesthesia from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a faculty member at Bryant and Stratton College where she teaches nursing students in the associate degree program.


Harrison‘s husband and son reside in Midlothian, Virginia.


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Links: www.vana.org & www.aana.com


AtTask simplifies and makes IT more efficient with Ty Kiisel

April 25, 2012
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AtTask simplifies and makes IT more efficient


with Ty Kiisel


Ty Kiisel, Manager Social Media at Attask, Inc. joins the program. As an “accidental” project manager and marketing veteran with over 25 years of experience, Ty writes about project management, leading teams, and basically getting work done.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Ty Kiisel discuss the following:

  • How does AtTask deliver Meaningful Use compliance projects and help hospitals keep up with other government initiatives?
  • HIPAA’s claim of “administrative simplification” actually complicates IT.  How does AtTask simplify and make IT more efficient?
  • In a project like Meaningful Use that has a defined deadline, what are the best practices for managing resources, tracking the different teams within the project, prioritizing and maintaining focus?
  • Ad hoc work requests can be the downfall of any project, how does AtTask help manage these types of requests and keep teams on track to meet key deadlines?
  • In big projects like Meaningful Use, where cross-functional teams – virtual teams (v-teams) from cross-department and cross-hospital working together on long or short-term initiatives, projects, or goals there are a number of issues and challenges with making those work effectively.  What are the best practices for managing all of these cross-functional teams?


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Ty Kiisel, Manager Social Media at AtTask, Inc.
As an “accidental” project manager and marketing veteran with over 25 years of experience, Ty writes about project management, leading teams, and basically getting work done. Ty makes the concepts and best practices of managing project-based work accessible to both the expert and novice (or accidental) project professional by weaving personal experiences, historical references and other anecdotes into discussions around effectiveleadership approaches that maximize the effectiveness of project teams.


There are a few areas where Hospital IT is facing unprecedented challenges from hundreds of new government compliance projects that need to be resourced and managed. These mandates are further taxing already over-capacity hospital IT departments.   The only way hospital IT can achieve the added workload is to do more with less and become strategic with current resources.


His blog, Strategic Project Management, is syndicated daily on Alltop, CIOZone, Gantthead, and IT Toolbox. He also writes a weekly blog for Forbes. His weekly podcast, TalkingWork, introduces successful work management practices with an entertaining and informative format including interviews with industry experts and successful business leaders.


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Links: hospitals.attask.com


Life By Design Fitness with Sandi Berger

April 25, 2012
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Life By Design Fitness with Sandi Berger


Sandi Berger, an author, certified personal fitness trainer and lifestyle coach & Owner of Life By Design Fitness in Chicago joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sandi Berger discuss the following:

  • How long have you been a trainer and lifestyle coach?
  • Do you classify yourself as an expert in one given area of health and fitness?
  • How did you come up with the name of your company Life By Design Fitness?
  • I hear you recently became a published author? What is your book FITNEVISION based on?
  • What do you mean by "what you do in this decade prepares you or the next"?


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Sandi Berger is a certified fitness trainer and life coach. She is a force of high energy who is absolutely motivated to achieve success with her clients. Her 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry speaks for itself. She is very driven and very positive in her approach. You will walk away from each session with her wanting more!


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Links: www.lifebydesignfitness.com


Resource for a Healthy Lifestyle - YourHealthWorks.com

April 24, 2012
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Resource for a Healthy Lifestyle - YourHealthWorks.com


with Deborah Gordon


Deborah Gordon of YourHealthWorks.com, who has followed a decade in Family Practice, Migrant Health and Emergency Medicine with twenty years of an integrative medical practice joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Deborah Gordon discuss the following:

  • You've just started a website -- what was your practice experience that led you to start a website?
  • What makes Your HealthWorks different from other health websites?
  • How does the Consultation process work?
  • What has been the response to the website in general?
  • How do you expect the website to grow and change?


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I chose a career in medicine because I like working with people and I believe in the body's ability to be healthy. My medical training (University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and Family Practice Residency at Santa Rosa) was inspirational for its devotion to the sharing of human experience but disappointing for its miniscule glimpse into the makings of health. After graduation, my studies of nutrition, homeopathy and the existing medical research into lifestyle questions has enabled me to fashion an integrative medical partnership with my patients.


In both office-based and hospital care, from migrant and rural health clinics to emergency departments and private practice, I have integrated conventional medicine, alternative care, nutritional and lifestyle education for all my patients. In many cases the results were truly remarkable and I learned that there are many different routes to healing. In all cases, I like to focus on the partnership forged between the patient and myself. We agree that a key element to good health is the patient taking charge of his or her own health care.


Your HealthWorks is the result of my passion for vital health partnerships and it is my hope that through Your HealthWorks, I will be able to reach thousands more people than have attended my practice over the past decades and that they too will benefit from the many lessons I have learned in both my studies and my practice.


Many conventional medical practices—massive over-prescribing of expensive medicines, ignorance about basic nutritional information, unnecessary operations—do real damage to our people and our planet. Recent interest in alternative health will follow the same dangerous path unless we realize the difference between cheap, synthetic vitamins in heroic doses and the wise use of food as medicine, and food-based supplements as gentle health reminders to our bodies. I'm convinced that the kind of medicine I practice—integrative, healthy, organic—will make a huge difference to your life as it has to mine. At the same time, together we will be changing our families, our communities and our world.


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Links: www.yourhealthworks.com


Quit smoking using hypnosis with Elayne Fletcher

April 24, 2012
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Quit smoking using hypnosis


with Elayne Fletcher


Elayne Fletcher, a Certified Hypnotherapist and owner of New Day Rising Hypnosis in Boulder, Colorado joins the show. She specializes in smoking cessation, weight loss and sports enhancement.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Elayne Fletcher discuss the following:

  • How easy is it to quit smoking with hypnosis?
  • How does hypnosis help with cravings after a person quits smoking?
  • What qualities does a person need in order to quit smoking with hypnosis?
  • Does a person lose control when under hypnosis?
  • What other benefits can a person get from a smoking cessation hypnosis session?


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Elayne Fletcher is a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Certified Sports Hypnotist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. She is the owner of New Day Rising Hypnosis, a hypnotherapy practice that specializes in smoking cessation, weight loss and sports enhancement in Boulder, Colorado.


Elayne has a M.S. degree in Structural Engineering. She left a successful 20 year career as a structural engineer to follow a different career path helping people. She now dedicates her time to showing people how to bring out the best within themselves and achieve their goals through the power of their own minds. The hypnotic state is not difficult for most people to attain and it enables them to bring about the positive changes they desire and to take back control of their lives.


Elayne also has a passion for sports and helps athletes use hypnosis to achieve their goals, overcome blocks and increase their motivation. She has an article published in Clean Run magazine entitled, ‘Harmony in My Head: Using Hypnosis for Mental Management in Sports’.


Links: www.newdayrisinghypno.com


Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.


Leading causes of hospital readmissions with Lily Sarafan

April 23, 2012
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Leading causes of hospital readmissions


with Lily Sarafan


Lily Sarafan is the co-author of three books on aging and healthy longevity and President of Home Care Assistance joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Lily Sarafan discuss the following:

  • What is one of the leading causes of hospital readmissions or slow post-hospitalization recovery?
  • How does in-home care help reduce avoidable hospital readmissions?
  • What are a few helpful tips for families planning for a hospital discharge?
  • What is the difference between a skilled nursing facility and in-home care? Which is the more effective option for post-hospitalization care and recovery?
  • I noticed that Home Care Assistance has an exclusive Balanced Care Method training program for caregivers. What is the Balanced Care Method and how does it help improve a patient's recovery?


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Lily Sarafan is a leading advocate on senior care, healthy longevity and aging in place. She passionately drives and advances the mission of changing the way the world ages. As President of Home Care Assistance, Lily has led the Company's expansion across North America and oversees day-to-day operations including identity and strategy, special initiatives, expansion and business development. Lily has been featured by over 100 media outlets ranging from ABC to Smart Money to Forbes. She is also co-author of Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life (June 2009), The Handbook on Live-in Care: A Guide for Caregivers (August 2011), From Hospital to Home Care: A Step-by-Step Guide to Providing Care for Patients Post-Hospitalization (January 2012). Lily received Masters (Management Science and Engineering) and Bachelors degrees from Stanford University.


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Links: www.homecareassistance.com


The Truth Behind The Secret, Infertility with Fran Meadows

April 21, 2012
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The Truth Behind The Secret, Infertility


with Fran Meadows


Fran Meadows, author of the book "The Truth Behind The Secret, Infertility" shares her personal experiences and feelings about infertility on the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Fran Meadows discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your book & why writing this book has helped you?
  • What emotions surround infertility and how did you deal with them?
  • Infertility being a controversial subject do you feel people look at you differently for how you built your family?
  • Were your infertility treatments covered under insurance and what are the costs of infertility treatments?
  • How supportive was your husband through the journey?
  • Looking back now that you’ve been successful with infertility do you forget about it or does it stay with you?


Conclusion: Infertility is filled with a lot of ups and downs and it can take a financial and emotional toll on a couple. Stay supportive of each other, stay strong, seek out therapy and online support groups, you’re not alone in this journey. Let’s keep fighting for insurance companies to recognize infertility for all. Believe in yourself and put the greatest confidence in the Doctors and nurses because if they can make it happen they will. I wish you all success in the end!

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Fran Meadows was raised in New York. She recently moved to Connecticut with her family. Meadows is one of many women that struggled with infertility. She is a simple, caring person looking to make a difference for other couples. Meadows continues her journey – now a mother, she works with other women fighting infertility. By providing hope, resources and a friend to lean on – she is helping other women cope with their struggle.


Meadows knows first-hand all of the triumphs and tribulations that accompany the journey to motherhood and with her keen sense of humor, compassionate insight and witty wisdom she explores the ways in which our society remains silent about the secrets of infertility.


Meadows is an overjoyed mother to one son. Her campaign to combat infertility has been featured on The Steve Katsos Show, CT Style News, Better Connecticut, The Authors Show Radio, Fertility Forum Radio, Power Women Radio and in the pages of Redbook, The Rockaway Wave, Suite 101, and The Ladies in Waiting Book Club. She focuses on raising awareness surrounding the causes of infertility. For more information please visit her website secretinfertility.com.


BOOK Synopsis
This book explores the science of infertility telling a personal story of the author’s journey of trying to conceive a child. It details experiences through fertility treatments: IVF, IUI, still birth and succeeding to motherhood. It is written from the heart - come join in my journey, cry, laugh and relate. It is an inspirational journey with hope to those going through this struggle now.


Our story might give others hope from reading about our journey. It will make you cry, laugh and know that you’re not alone in this journey. Don’t be embarrassed about it, keep your head high and face it bravely! Its time people speak about infertility-it's not a secret anymore!


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Links: secretinfertility.com