In this episode of Thrive Bites, I chat with Dr. Quirk on how running & fitness came into her life serendipitously. Then she became a running certified running coach and now she assists others to increase their physical activity! 

In the midst of a lively career in pediatrics, Dr. Michelle Quirk discovered that running could change her life in 2012, and quickly fell in love.  She embraced the sport by becoming a certified run coach with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), a local Girls on the Run coach, a Disney World-loving marathoner, and a triathlete. She’s taken on the challenges of short and long-distance races across the country. 

Michelle developed the Mindful Marathon to help others see what she’s learned—that running can fundamentally improve your life. She puts her focus on helping busy professionals discover how they too can embrace running and prioritize their well-being.

Michelle develops customized training plans for every type of runner—new, old, somewhere in between—and helps to fit those training plans into busy lives. With her help, Michelle’s athletes find their edge and achieve their goals.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://mindful-marathon.com/ 

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice* 

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In this episode of Thrive Bites COVID Special Series, I chat with my good friend and culinary colleague Lily Correa about her journey to learning about plant-based dietetics and plant-based culinary arts. This all led her to apply her skills to her now home base of NY Health and Bellevue which is now the pandemic epicenter to now feeding the frontline! Take a listen!

This is a *pre-recorded* multi LIVE show series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world.

Lily Correa graduated from Loma Linda University, CA, in 2014 where she obtained a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Nutrition. She worked as a Registered Dietitian/Bilingual Health Educator at the Preventive Medicine department at Kaiser Permanente in Riverside, CA, for three years before moving to New York to pursue health-supportive culinary arts studies at the Natural Gourmet Institute.  Lily is passionate about plant-based nutrition and firmly believes that the kitchen is the greatest tool from which to promote optimal health and wellness.  After graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute, Lily joined the team at Bellevue Hospital’s Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program and has been working there since November 2018.

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*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*
 
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In this fantastic 50th Official Thrive Bites Episode, I sit down with my good friend and culinary colleague Talia Pollock about her amazing journey in becoming the founder of "Party In My Plants". She discusses her battle with IBS and her love for comedy and plant food and wellness and how she was able to meld them together! 

Talia is a podcast host, speaker, health coach, chef and founder of Party In My Plants. She has been featured in Dr. Oz, Rachel, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Martha Stewart, IIN, Buzzfeed, just to name a few. 

From her website: In the health department, I became a professional plant-based chef and a certified health coach. In the happiness department, I became a comedian, performing stand-up all throughout NYC and working for David Letterman, Adam Sandler, and Collegehumor. I’ve combined my two passions and talents (making someone LOL + making someone like kale) to help others like you do exactly what I did – transform their lives from pretty crappy to holy-moly happy!

Social Media Links:

Website: https://partyinmyplants.com/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

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In this episode of Thrive Bites COVID Special Series, I discuss with the wonderful Dr. Vanessa about resilience in the setting of the frontlines and what it takes to care for the sick in our pandemic and to remind us of how human we are.

This is a *pre-recorded* multi LIVE show series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world.

Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician who has an active clinical practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a resiliency expert and the Director of Vituity’s Resilience Program. She is a member of the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and is a certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist. Dr. Calderón is also a recognized Positive Neuroplasticity Trainer and has studied with world-renowned experts, like Rick Hanson, Ph.D. Dr. Calderón is a masterful educator and has spent over half a decade reconnecting healthcare providers to their original purpose in medicine by educating them on empathy, compassion, and resilience.

She's a sought after international public speaker. Through her keen sense of human connection, she has inspired audiences around the world. Besides resiliency, her speaking interests also include compassion and empathy in the provider-patient experience, women in medicine, gender and neurodiversity in leadership, physician advocacy and increasing healthcare access. She's a regularly invited speaker at Advocacy Conferences, National Risk Courses, Leadership Academy's, Grand Rounds, podcasts and more.

Social Media Links:

 
 
Instagram: @vanessaycalderon
 

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

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In this episode of Thrive Bites COVID Special Series, I chat with Elizabeth Peregrina about her perspective in protecting ourselves and maintaining wellness with ancient Ayurvedic practices.

This is a *pre-recorded* multi LIVE show series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world.

Elizabeth Peregrina is an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, Hatha Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master. Her journey into yoga began with an injury to her back. She's studied two extensive programs that covered asana, Ayurveda, pranayama (breathing techniques), mantra, and yoga therapy. Elizabeth focuses on plants to heal herself and her clients. She firmly believes in the power of digestion and using food as medicine. Her motto is: food is either fortifying the immune system or feeding the dis-ease. 
 
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*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*
 
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In this episode of Thrive Bites COVID Special Series, I sit down with Dr. Ragini Miryala to discuss how families are dealing with this pandemic and how as a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer she can offer many tips to reduce stress as a family.

This is a *pre-recorded* multi LIVE show series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world.

Dr. Miryala is a Pediatrician and Heartfulness Meditation Trainer from Houston, TX. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and spent her senior year at university as an Ambassador of Goodwill for the Rotary Club in Spain, becoming fluent in Spanish. After receiving her Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX, Dr. Miryala became Director of the Forensic Assessment Program, serving as an expert court witness in child abuse cases and teaching other health care professionals and social services personnel how to distinguish findings of abuse from normal childhood conditions.  She currently owns and operates PediSTAT Urgent Care in Houston, TX and practices as a Pediatric Hospitalist for HCA Hospitals.

Dr. Miryala feels passionately that meditation is not only a cornerstone of health and wellness, but a means to connect with one’s highest self. Her own experience with Heartfulness Meditation is that it remarkably transformed her from sceptic to believer in the science of spirituality. Dr. Miryala has practiced Heartfulness Meditation since 2003 and became a certified trainer in June, 2015. In addition to presenting for and organizing Continuing Medical Education Conferences for the Heartfulness Institute, Dr. Miryala has conducted small and large group meditation sessions for individuals, schools and corporations such as Lulu Lemon Athletica, JP Morgan Investment Corporation, and Air Liquide. She hopes to inspire people to use meditation as a tool to live their best life.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://heartfulness.org/us/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ragini.miryala.5

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

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In this episode of Thrive Bites COVID Special Series, I sit down with both Dr. Ingrid and Dr. Rattan for this second TRIO talk about how do we stay well amongst ourselves and with loved ones through meditation, yoga, fitness and shifting our perspectives.

This is a *pre-recorded* multi LIVE show series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world.

Dr. Rattan is a Canadian Board Certified in Family Medicine.  She also completed her Fellowship in Integrative Medicine & Certification in Integrative Health Coaching from the Andrew Weil Centre of Integrative Medicine. She is an American Board of Integrative Medicine Diplomate with the American Board of Physicians & Specialties and will be pursuing her American National Board certification in Health & Wellness Coaching. She has completed the Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC) with Dr. Pulchalski & faculty from the George Washington Institute of Spiritual Health (GWISH).  She is also a Meditation Master Coach for over 20 years and is also a level 1 Tai Chi Instructor.

***Catch Dr. Rattan also on Season 2 Episode 2***

Dr. Ingrid’s broad studies in cognitive science, eastern philosophy, and medicine come together in her role as Founder at both Valia Lifestyle and Valia Fitness. Her passion dates back to 2004 when Dr. Ingrid established Cornell University’s Meditation & Yoga Club and served as President of Cornell's Seven Spirits Kung Fu organization. This training in mind and body science continued in medical school and then in Preventive Medicine residency, where she simultaneously earned her Executive Masters in Public Health from Columbia University's Mailman School. Dr. Ingrid is fortunate to share her passion for wellness and lifestyle design with the Valia Team, crafting unique programs for authentic health of body and mind.

***Catch Dr. Edshteyn also on Season 1 Episode 2***

Social Media Links:

Website: www.spiritualityismedicine.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/simranrattanmd

Website: http://www.valialifestyle.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValiaLifestyle/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valialifestyle/ 

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Mentioned Resources:

4-7-8 breath Dr. Andrew Weil:

https://www.drweil.com/videos-features/videos/breathing-exercises-4-7-8-breath/

PMR: This progressive muscle relaxation training video was created by headache specialists at Children's Mercy Hospital together with Bazillion Pictures, Inc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihO02wUzgkc

Free Meditation for health professionals: Spiritualityismedicine.com/freemeditationhealth

Yoga: down dog-free app

Tai chi: mindboxing.com mindboxing2020

Strength:

https://www.barbellmedicine.com/blog/how-to-exercise-at-home/
https://www.barbellmedicine.com/shop/training-templates/at-home-template/

These two are best as have work-at-home options and only $20 for templates
https://www.strongerbyscience.com/ - super thorough free downloads on all things training
https://startingstrength.com/ - third option optional
https://www.youtube.com/user/athrall7 - great youtube videos on lifting technique
Yoga:
https://rama-tv.com/ (excellent collection of kundalini yoga videos for a monthly subscription and also live classes) 
Valia:
Also, as a gift for your listeners - they can use code FREEFITNESS for a free class session.
 

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

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In this episode of Thrive Bites COVID Special Series, we have our first TRIO TALK with these two fabulous physicians talking about how to strengthen our immunity and gut health and bridge connections with more wholistic, practical recommendations!

This is a *pre-recorded* multi LIVE show series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world.

Dr. Anne Kennard, DO, FACOG, is a Board Certified OB/GYN and Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. She is a certified yoga and meditation instructor, with a specialization in prenatal and pelvic floor yoga, studied herbal medicine with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is passionate about women's health in the body, mind and spirit. She is a dynamic speaker and author of works blending Western medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition, and mind-body therapies. She lives and works on the Central Coast of California, and enjoys naps, cooking, adopting pets, gardening, and making sandcastles with her little girl.

***Catch Dr. Kennard also on Season 1 Episode 20***

Dr. Aastha Kalra, DO is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has extensive experience in managing a range of acute and chronic illnesses suffered by adult patients.  Her excellent skills, however,  extend beyond traditional medicine,  as she has a special interest and expertise in preventative medicine, and medically supervised weight loss as well as disease reversal via weight loss. She is committed to helping patients address their specific medical problems. Her quality of care is uncompromising and is equaled only by her compassionate demeanor and bedside manner. Dr. Kalra completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra University- NorthShore LIJ Health System and thereafter served as Chief Resident. Dr. Kalra is a member of the American Board of Preventative Medicine, the Obesity Society, American Board of Obesity Medicine, American Medical Association. She is also an active member of SoPE (Society of Physician Entrepreneurs).

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.drannekennard.com/

FB: www.facebook.com/drannekennard

IG: www.instagram.com/dr_anne_kennard

Website: https://weightzeromd.com/home

FB: https://www.facebook.com/weightzero/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/weightzero.md/?hl=en

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

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In this episode of Thrive Bites COVID Special Series, I chat with Angie Krause on how we need to be gentle with ourselves and be mindful of how we treat ourselves and others. We cover topics like courage, compassion, and collective consciousness during this amazing session.

This is a *pre-recorded* multi LIVE show series about staying well, calm, and resilient from different experts from backgrounds of psychology, yoga, meditation, wellness and more. We are going to have live talks to discuss how to center ourselves and how to self-reflect on our internal and external world. 

Angie Krause is a Global Leadership Consultant, Presenter/Facilitator, Energy Connection Expert & Respected Leadership Intuitive. She specializes in the soulful side of the business & world affairs. 

Social Media Links:

Website: https://angiekrause.com

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

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