From Collective Culture to Self-Culture with Victoria Lorient-Faibish

December 29, 2016
Hosted by Rochelle McLaughlin, with Co-Hosts Annie Levin and Susan Olesek

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We are born into powerful cultural & familial matrices ​​that we are largely unaware of. We buy into these matrices without really giving these structures a second thought. We live our lives based on these imprints, perpetuate lasting neural pathways, & suffer the consequences personally & collectively in profound & dysfunctional ways. When we choose to step outside the collective & familial culture, develop deep awareness, new ways of being, & purposefully step onto a path that resonates with our own choosing & our own personal values we create what Registered Psychotherapist, Victoria Lorient-Faibish calls our own personal Self-Culture & Relationship-Culture. We then embark on the wonderful, life-affirming, healing journey that is our birthright. Find out what you have to let go of to sculpt your life by your own design. Create new neural pathways, and articulate your own "Self-Culture" preventing multi-generational dysfunction, & living a healthy & passionate Relationship-Culture.

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Rochelle McLaughlin, with Co-Hosts Annie Levin and Susan Olesek

Rochelle is the founder and creator of Revolutionary Wellness Talk Radio and publisher of Revolutionary Wellness Magazine. A professor and researcher of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in the department of occupational therapy at San Jose State University Rochelle’s primary interests/devotions/passions are in helping humanity embody a radical slowing down, inspiring a collective remembering of our intricate entanglement with the world, awakening a deep honoring and humbling of our human condition, and evoking a revolutionary re-sacralization of every moment of our lives, and from this place co-creating “the more beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible”. Rochelle is honored to be given the opportunity to hold the “Revolutionary Wellness” space for innovators, change-agents, edge-workers, and healers of integrity working to articulate and bring to light alternative ‘solutions’ to global crises today.

Annie Levin is the creator of The Emergence Network’s Precipice Series here on Revolutionary Wellness Talk Radio. Annie is an attorney and birth doula living in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked in the fields of community organizing, conflict resolution, childbirth education and immigration advocacy, serving in settings ranging from schools to hospitals to Capitol Hill. In 2012, she spent four months traveling the U.S. in search of a path forward in these challenging times, and has been following the threads from that journey ever since. She currently serves as a curator for the Emergence Network, a collective that poses the question, “What if the way we respond to the crisis is part of the crisis?” She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has been a scholar at the Orphan Wisdom School since 2013.

Born outside of Boston, Susan spent her formative years in Asia with occasional forays into places of extreme suffering like The Walled City of Hong Kong and the streets of Bombay. These experiences made deep impressions on her Enneagram Type 1, ideological heart. By the time she entered Occidental to study sociology, Susan’s resolve to somehow make a contribution to the world was embedded in who she was becoming. This determination percolated while she raised three boys and began to study the Enneagram, a process that took her deeply into herself and the great losses suffered in her own childhood. In 2009, Susan emerged hopeful and certified, full of ideals, and with just enough self-belief to accept the challenging invitation to teach the Enneagram to 100 inmates in a little prison in Texas. This decision changed the trajectory of her personal and professional life, forever. Susan delights in the unknown yet vast unfolding of the Enneagram Prison Project and is thrilled to be hosting the 9 Prisons One Key Series for Revolutionary Wellness Talk Radio.

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May 2017

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December 2016

  • 12/29/2016: From Collective Culture to Self-Culture with Victoria Lorient-Faibish Listen Now
  • 12/22/2016: Freeing People from the Prisons of Our Own Making Listen Now
  • 12/15/2016: Accessing and Expressing Your Authentic Power and Purpose with Les Jensen Listen Now
  • 12/8/2016: Food and the Hunger for Connection: Jessica Prentice Listen Now
  • 12/1/2016: Heirs to Our Oceans - A Global Movement for Healing Our Oceans Listen Now

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October 2016

September 2016

Bayo Akomolafe


Author, speaker, and ‘walkout’ academic, Bayo Akomolafe (PhD) is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive take on global crisis, civic action & social change. He is the Executive Director & Initiating/Coordinating Curator for ‘the emergence network’ (A Post-Activist Project) [www.emergencenetwork.org], & host of the online course, ‘We will dance with Mountains’. A young professor/lecturer of clinical psychology at Covenant University, Nigeria & ethnopsychotherapeutic researcher, Bayo hopes to inspire a diffractive network of sharing – a slowing down, an ethics of entanglement, an activism of inquiry, a ‘politics of surprise’…one that does not treat the crises of our times as exterior to ‘us’ or the ‘solutions’ that conventional activism offers as separate from the problems that we seek to nullify. Bayo is also Special Envoy for the International Alliance for Localization, & is working to amplify local and critical alternative ‘solutions' to global crises. View Guest page

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Dr. Bayo Akomolafe


Author, speaker, and ‘walkout’ academic, Bayo Akomolafe (PhD) is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive take on global crisis, civic action & social change. He is the Executive Director & Initiating/Coordinating Curator for ‘the emergence network’ (A Post-Activist Project) [www.emergencenetwork.org], & host of the online course, ‘We will dance with Mountains’. A young professor/lecturer of clinical psychology at Covenant University, Nigeria & ethnopsychotherapeutic researcher, Bayo hopes to inspire a diffractive network of sharing – a slowing down, an ethics of entanglement, an activism of inquiry, a ‘politics of surprise’…one that does not treat the crises of our times as exterior to ‘us’ or the ‘solutions’ that conventional activism offers as separate from the problems that we seek to nullify. Bayo is also Special Envoy for the International Alliance for Localization, & is working to amplify local and critical alternative ‘solutions' to global crises. View Guest page

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Dr. Frederique Apfell-Marglin


Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, PhD. is Professor Emerita, Dpt. of Anthropology at Smith College and founded Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration in the Peruvian High Amazon in 2009 which she directs. She has spent years in India and Peru working with indigenous peoples and with farmers. She was a research associate at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) in Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University, for several years in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Along with the Harvard economist Stephen A. Marglin, she has directed several research projects questioning the dominance of the modern paradigm of knowledge. She has authored as well as edited fourteen books and published over 60 articles. In 1993 she decided for political and ethical reasons that she could no longer engage in classical anthropological fieldwork and ever since then has been invited to collaborate with activist/intellectual groups in Peru and Bolivia. View Guest page

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Dr. Frederique Apffel-Marglin


Frédérique Apffel-Marglin, PhD. is Professor Emerita, Dpt. of Anthropology at Smith College and founded Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration in the Peruvian High Amazon in 2009 which she directs. She has spent years in India and Peru working with indigenous peoples and with farmers. She was a research associate at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) in Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University, for several years in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Along with the Harvard economist Stephen A. Marglin, she has directed several research projects questioning the dominance of the modern paradigm of knowledge. She has authored as well as edited fourteen books and published over 60 articles. In 1993 she decided for political and ethical reasons that she could no longer engage in classical anthropological fieldwork and ever since then has been invited to collaborate with activist/intellectual groups in Peru and Bolivia. View Guest page

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Lisa Betts-LaCroix


Lisa Betts-LaCroix is an outspoken advocate for radical educational reform. She is passionate about creating alternative learning communities and nurturing the meta-learning skills that will support self-directed learners in the uncharted waters of the future world. As an actor she’s been featured in hundreds of television episodes, films, movies-of-the-week and news pieces and she also holds a World Title in Pro-Am American Rhythm ballroom dance.
Lisa is the co-founder of the 1000+ member group of independent learners and connects edu-disruptors, investors, and startup entrepreneurs through her Free Learning Dinner Salons.
Lisa speaks on Meta-Learning and the Future of Education and, as a consultant and advisor, supports parents, students and learners of all ages to reclaim the vision, power, design, and control of their education. She believes that embracing agency over one’s learning path is a privilege and a right. View Guest page

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Kate Bunney


Kate was born and raised in the UK. Surrounded by water on all sides, she learnt to swim and sail as soon as she could. From an early age she witnessed many disparities in our human world – and began searching for the places where change was happening, for the better. She has worked in safe houses for women and children experiencing domestic violence, adults with learning difficulties, schools, a child abuse study unit, with young offenders, young girls working on the streets and as a consultant for the UK police force, National Unions and NGO’s. She has a degree with honors in Psychology and a Masters in Women’s Studies with focus on epistemology leading her to carry the question of what do we do with what we know. In 2012 Kate founded Walking Water – a pilgrimage with the waters – as a way to inspire us to be in community, be in relation with the waters and the places we live and ultimately to experience the huge potential we all have to create change. View Guest page

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Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD


Natasha Campbell-McBride M.D. MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition) Dr. Campbell-McBride graduated with Honors as a Medical Doctor in 1984 from Bashkir Medical University in Russia. In the following years she gained a Postgraduate Degree in Neurology. After practicing for five years as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon she started a family and moved to the UK. It was during this time that Dr. Campbell-McBride developed her theories on the relationship between neurological disorders and nutrition, and completed a second Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition at Sheffield University, UK. Dr. Campbell-McBride returned to practice in 2000 and runs the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic. She has specialized in using nutritional approach as a treatment, and has become recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in treating children and adults with learning disabilities and other mental disorders, as well as children and adults with digestive and immune disorders. View Guest page

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Thangam Chandrasekaran, Parent to heirs Abi and Arjun


As a child in India, Thangam was raised by parents who believed in natural living. She has carried this message in her heart while moving to the US to pursue her masters degrees. Her time at Odwalla was instrumental as it brought together this latent message into building a conscious nature based living. View Guest page

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Rodney Dietert, PhD


Rodney Dietert is Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA and has been on the Cornell faculty for 39 years. Rodney was born at Ft. Lee, VA and grew up in San Antonio Texas. After attending SMU for two years (1970-72) and graduating with a BS degree in zoology from Duke University (1974), he got his Ph.D. in immunogenetics from the University of Texas at Austin (1977). Rodney has more than 300 publications, including 200 papers and book chapters, with most concerning environmental risk factors, developmental immunotoxicity, and programming of later-life, non-communicable diseases. Recently, he has focused on the importance of the microbiome in health and safety. Among his authored and edited books are: Strategies for Protecting Your Child's Immune System (World Scientific Publishing, 2010), Immunotoxicity Testing (Springer, 2010), Immunotoxicity, Immune Dysfunction, and Chronic Disease (Springer, 2012) and Science Sifting: Tools for Innovation View Guest page

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CHARLES EISENSTEIN


CHARLES EISENSTEIN is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and four children. View Guest page

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Sally Fallon-Morell


Sally Fallon Morell has initiated and inspired the food trends of the last twenty years—butter, raw milk, bone broth, fermented condiments, healthy soft drinks and pasture-raised animal foods. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD), as well as The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Tom Cowan, MD) and Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla Daniel, PhD, CCN). She serves as the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense food to American tables. View Guest page

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Emily Frost


Emily Frost is the visionary behind Love Your Nature, a movement devoted to girls and women awakening to their inherent wisdom, power, and purpose. Emily works with young people and adults, in groups and individually, as a counselor, rites of passage guide, experiential educator and consultant. She facilitates programs that develop social, emotional and spiritual intelligence, with a focus on girls coming of age.
Emily holds dual degrees from UC Berkeley, is a certified counselor and life coach, mindfulness educator, early childhood educator and educational consultant. Emily helps direct the Stepping Stones Project, an organization offering long term mentoring and contemporary rites of passage to Bay Area youth. She works in collaboration with Naomi Katz on the international Beautiful Project, and is a facilitator with Charis Denison of Prajna Consulting, at the crossroads of youth advocacy, gender, sex and sexuality. View Guest page

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Andrew Gerber


Andrew Gerber has worked as a hospice nurse, guitar builder, carpenter, member of a rock band, poet, and teacher. He has degrees in Religion and Nursing. He is who he is because of the gifts he has received from his friends and family, the people of East Africa, and the many people in Chicago who shared a part of their dying with him. He, his partner, and their co-conspirators live in Southern Indiana. They are cultivating a space for grieving and the arts. They plan on feeding people well (on many levels) and welcoming some heartbreaking beauty into their community. If you need a coffin, urn, poem, guitar, sculpture, piece of furniture, urinary catheter, ancestral altar, song, woodcut or epic meal you might consider contacting him. View Guest page

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Les Jensen


Les Jensen began his lifework as an engineer in broadcast television, where he worked every day with high-power television transmitters. This hands-on experience with immense amounts of energy would later convey to him the language that he would ultimately use in his spiritual writings. As he worked with his own energy, clearing out that which did not promote his dreams coming true, Les discovered a purity located in the core of his being. After releasing his unresolved subconscious patterns that had bound this energy, Les discovered an inner light within himself, a light that had always been there, the light of love itself. In 2009, Les created New Human Living, a platform that promotes personal empowerment and Les’ life purpose of being of service to others. Les’ most recent book, Citizen King: The New Age of Power, was published by Balboa Press in July 2015. To learn more, please visit NewHumanLiving.com and LesJensen.com. View Guest page

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Host: Annie Levin


Annie Levin is an attorney and birth doula living in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked in the fields of community organizing, conflict resolution, childbirth education and immigration advocacy, serving in settings ranging from schools to hospitals to Capitol Hill. In 2012, she spent four months traveling the U.S. in search of a path forward in these challenging times, and has been following the threads from that journey ever since. She currently serves as a curator for the Emergence Network, a collective that poses the question, “What if the way we respond to the crisis is part of the crisis?” She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has been a scholar at the Orphan Wisdom School since 2013. View Guest page

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Victoria Lorient-Faibish


Victoria Lorient-Faibish MEd, RP, CCC, BCPP, RPE is a Registered Psychotherapist, relationship expert, life coach, author and keynote speaker. For 20 years she has witnessed the metamorphosis of countless people as they journey toward their own unique "self-culture"; and their healthy "relationship-cultures". She has a master's degree in educational psychology, has studied energy psychology modalities and her influences include Buddhism, Reiki, osteopathy, visualization, meditation, as well as modern and traditional psychotherapy; the basis for her brand of holistic psychotherapy that works with the mind, body, and soul to effect monumental change in her clients’ lives. Her first book, Find Your "Self-Culture": Moving from Depression and Anxiety to Monumental Self-Acceptance (Massenergy Press) offers a way out of the rabbit hole of depression and anxiety through profound awareness, self-love and acceptance. https://www.youtube.com/askvictoria View Guest page

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Doniga Markegard


Doniga Markegard comes to ranching with a background in wildlife tracking and permaculture. Along with her husband and four children, Doniga owns and operates Markegard Family Grass-Fed, raising grass-fed beef, lamb, pastured pork, chicken and dairy supplying the community with local, nutrient dense foods. The family ranch leases coastal grasslands in San Mateo and Sonoma Counties spanning over 8000 acres. Doniga’s deep observation experience aids in her ability to monitor grassland health, biodiversity and to manage land based on the principles and patterns found in nature. Doniga is passionate about finding ways to regenerate lands and community through ranching practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water, and enhance habitat. View Guest page

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Asia Morgenthaler


Asia Morgenthaler holds a MA in Women’s Spirituality and a Creative Expression certificate from Sofia University (former Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), and a MS in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. She was a user interface programmer for Nokia back in the day. She was creative, an “artist wannabe”, most of her adult life, but didn’t take the leap until she was introduced to acrylic painting in her Art as a Sacred Practice class at Sofia. She is an artist, an Intentional Creativity facilitator, mother to her 2 teenage daughters, and a yogi. Her paintings explore the relationship between: art and spirituality; the Feminine and nature; creativity and intention. Painting is her way of accessing and communicating with her inner child and the Divine Feminine; it is her sacred practice. Her research interests focus on women creativity and re-mothering as a healing spiritual practice. View Guest page

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Susan Olesek


Born outside of Boston, Susan spent her formative years in Asia with occasional forays into places of extreme suffering like The Walled City of Hong Kong & the streets of Bombay. These experiences made deep impressions on her Enneagram Type 1, ideological heart. By the time she entered Occidental to study sociology, Susan’s resolve to somehow make a contribution to the world was embedded in who she was becoming. This determination percolated while she raised three boys & began to study the Enneagram, a process that took her deeply into her self and the great losses suffered in her own childhood. In 2009, Susan emerged hopeful & certified, full of ideals, & with just enough self-belief to accept the challenging invitation to teach the Enneagram to 100 inmates in a little prison in Texas. This decision changed the trajectory of her personal & professional life, forever. Susan delights in the unknown yet vast unfolding of the Enneagram Prison Project. www.enneagramprisonproject.org View Guest page

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Susan Olesek


Born outside of Boston, Susan spent her formative years in Asia with occasional forays into places of extreme suffering like The Walled City of Hong Kong & the streets of Bombay. These experiences made deep impressions on her Enneagram Type 1, ideological heart. By the time she entered Occidental to study sociology, Susan’s resolve to somehow make a contribution to the world was embedded in who she was becoming. This determination percolated while she raised three boys & began to study the Enneagram, a process that took her deeply into her self and the great losses suffered in her own childhood. In 2009, Susan emerged hopeful & certified, full of ideals, & with just enough self-belief to accept the challenging invitation to teach the Enneagram to 100 inmates in a little prison in Texas. This decision changed the trajectory of her personal & professional life, forever. Susan delights in the unknown yet vast unfolding of the Enneagram Prison Project. www.enneagramprisonproject.org View Guest page

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Christine Page, MD


For over 35 years, Dr. Christine Page has been a pioneer in the field of healthcare, especially for women. As an international speaker and wisdom keeper, she’s been called a mystical physician, seeing herself as a bridge builder whether between different healing modalities or states of consciousness. During her medical career, Dr. Page engaged in many fields of healing, specializing in pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology. She founded one of the first integrative health centers in Britain & created a highly successful holistic practice in London. She is a media spokesperson, co-hosting a radio show in London for 5 years. She is an international keynote speaker and seminar leader, speaking to health professionals & the public on mind-body medicine, self-awareness and women’s empowerment. She the author of eight books, including Frontiers of Health, The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman and the Handbook of Women’s Mysteries focusing on self-development, self-care and personal empowerment. View Guest page

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Dakota Peebler, 11 yrs old, an Heir


Dakota has been intent on being on & in the water since she was two years old. At age six she started to pick up marine mammal books & four years ago she got The Guide to Marine Mammals of the World and it remains one of her favorite books. Through time at the ocean side, naturalist classes with such teachers as Susan Labiste, workshops at Monterey Bay Aquarium, Marine Mammal Center, California Academy of Sciences and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, a year-long customized class at Marine Science Institute, & independent study, Dakota went deeper into her passion for the sea and the life in it. She became aware of the importance of sea otter conservation through Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SORAC program. Dakota thereafter contacted Sea Otter Savvy to learn more about threats to sea otters & how people can prevent harm to this important 7species. It was Dakota who, 2 years ago, said "it’s time for a year of learning oceans to save our oceans" which sparked the vision for Heirs to Our Oceans. View Guest page

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Charley Peebler, 12 yrs old, an Heir


Charley has thrived in nature always, from time in the woods to time on the ocean’s coast either at the beach, in the waves, in the tide pools, snorkeling or diving. She has a reverence for life and wants all sentient beings to live healthy and happy. Through time at the ocean side, naturalist classes with such teachers as Susan Labiste, workshops and lectures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, Marine Mammal Center, Seymour Center, California Academy of Sciences and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, guided kayak tours, a year-long customized hands-on and in-the-field class at Marine Science Institute, and independent study, Charley gained a solid knowledge base of the Northern Pacific coastline’s sea life, plant and animal, and she explored and studied coral in Hawaii. This year Charley is applying her passion for marine life and healthy oceans to her work as an Heir in the global movement Heirs To Our Oceans. View Guest page

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April Peebler, Executive Director, Heirs To Our Oceans


April has been an activist for most of her adult life. When her younger daughter Dakota was in preschool & her older daughter Charley was in kindergarten, April left her profession and decided to homeschool them so that they could study eco- & socio-justice issues as an integral part of their curriculum. Six years ago April developed a learning model that utilized interdisciplinary studies where all subject matters; writing, math, science, public speaking, etc. supported an eco- or socio-justice theme and taught through project-based, hands-on, and "in-the-field” learning utilizing specialist for various disciplines and experiences. After seeing her daughters’ passions for the health of the natural environment, like her own, & their reverence for the oceans & the life in it, the Peebler family decided to embark on a journey that would take them well beyond a school year. They decided to apply the learning model toward being activists in improving the health of the oceans. View Guest page

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Jessica Prentice


Jessica Prentice is a professional chef, author, local foods activist, social entrepreneur, and sought-after speaker on issues related to healing our broken food system. Her book Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection (Chelsea Green, 2006) mythopoetically explores the connections between the environment, human communities, and traditional cycles through food. She is a co-founder of Three Stone Hearth (www.threestonehearth.com), a community supported kitchen in Berkeley that uses local, sustainable ingredients to prepare nutrient-dense, traditional foods on a community scale. Prentice is also co-creator of the Local Foods Wheel, coined the word “locavore,” and is a regular contributor to Edible East Bay. View Guest page

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Katherine Reid, PhD


Katherine Reid, PhD biochemistry, is the Executive Director and founder of Unblind My Mind (unblindmymind.org), a nonprofit that educates on the links between the foods we eat and the chronic illnesses we suffer. Katherine has over 20 years of experience in biotechnology and molecular diagnostics research, training that would find her ideally suited to tackle her most challenging scientific endeavor. In 2006, her youngest child was diagnosed with autism. Through her research, Katherine determined that certain ingredients and commercial food processing practices common in the Western diet were associated with her daughter’s autistic behaviors. Her knowledge has evolved into a treatment program to help others – REID (Reduced Excitatory Inflammatory Diet) that provides the missing links many are searching for in managing or restoring health through diet. Her approach has helped many recover their health, including her daughter who is no longer on the autism spectrum. View Guest page

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Lisa Rosenberg


Lisa Rosenberg holds degrees in Physics and Creative Writing, and received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University. She worked for many years in physics and engineering, founded an independent technology marketing consulting and freelance design practice, and was active in aviation as a private pilot. Lisa’s writing has appeared in both literary and technical venues, from poetry anthologies and periodicals, to trade and scientific journals. Lisa was recently appointed as San Mateo County’s second Poet Laureate, for a two-year term starting in January. Lisa has a keen interest in human development, learning, and wellness. In the years leading up to parenthood, she undertook the intensive practitioner training in the Feldenkrais Method®of Somatic Education, became a student of Aikido, and began her wellness journey into functional medicine. View Guest page

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Dr. Stephanie Seneff


Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and MS, EE and PhD degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over two dozen peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics, and has delivered numerous slide presentations around the world. View Guest page

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Bob Stahl, PhD


Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded seven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the SF Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View.
Dr. Stahl serves as a Senior Teacher for Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Bob is coauthor of 5 books: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday.
Bob is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock. View Guest page

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Dr. Leny Strobel


Dr. Leny Mendoza Strobel is Professor of American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University. She is also one of the Founding Directors of the Center for Babaylan Studies (CFBS) (www.babaylan.net), a 501c3 nonprofit organization that seeks to facilitate the process of decolonization and re-indigenization specifically among Filipinos in the diaspora. Her books, journal articles, anthologies and public talks on these themes have planted many seeds in various communities that are now manifesting as part of a larger visible cultural and ecological movement. The Center organizes conferences, workshops, retreats, and symposia. Dr. Strobel also teaches a year-long course, with Dr. Jurgen Kremer, on decolonizing whiteness through the exploration of an ethnoautobiography process that centers indigenous paradigms.
You can find more info on Dr. Strobel’s work here: https://www.lenystrobel.com/ View Guest page

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Abi Subramanian 10 years old, an Heir


Abirami age 10 has always had a fondness for animals and being in nature. Abi’s interest in the ocean was fostered as a toddler as she & her brother frequently visited the Monterey Bay aquarium. She learnt during the multiple beach visits and as she sat next to him as he studied the rays and sharks. Over the years this love has been nourished by year long nature awareness courses (Wild Child Freeschool and now Riekes) & a birding course at the Hayward Recreation center at the age of 7 among others. This has led to hours of birding with her brother whether in the bay area or during trips to Florida, Hawaii or India. Over the past year Abi’s interest in animals & especially otters has honed into learning about the Cetacean family (dolphins, porpoises and whales). This past year has been instrumental in bringing together her love of animals & nature and her very strong sense of protection for both. She is very proud to be an Heir & use her voice & passion to help preserve the oceans. View Guest page

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