Playing With Your Mind with guests Mario Martinez and Erin Olivo on Wed Oct 15 at 12pm EST

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • What enables change in your life
  • The biocognitive approach
  • The MindBody Code
  • The Emotion Mind vs the Logic Mind
  • Wise Mind Living



Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who lectures worldwide on the impact of cultural beliefs on health and longevity. His unique approach bridges the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, cultural anthropology, and cultural neuroscience. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression co-emerge within a cultural history. Biocognitive theory integrates research in psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology to conceptualize and address the causes of health, the learning of illness, and the biocultural ingredients of longevity as integral bioinformational fields that cannot be reduced to their cognitive, biological or cultural components. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is the author the novel, The Man from Autumn, and The MindBody Code, to be published by Sounds True in November 2014.

To learn more about Mario and his work, visit


Erin olivo

Erin Olivo, Ph.D., MPH, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and has been an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons since 2004. She is the former director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program, which she headed in collaboration with Dr. Mehmet Oz. Dr. Olivo lives in New York, NY.


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The Upside of the Dark Side with guests Robert Biswas-Diener and Todd Kashdan on Wed Oct 8 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Comfort addiction
  • Some advantages of narcissism
  • Some limits of kindness
  • Why you should be your ‘whole’ self


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Ever since the 1970s when Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener traveled across the USA facing backward in his parents’ station wagon he has been fascinated by seeing the world from a fresh perspective. This extends to his scientific study of happiness. As a researcher Dr. Biswas-Diener spent a decade looking for happiness in unusual places: among sex workers in Kolkata, in homeless shelters in California, and among Amish farmers in the Midwest. The results of his investigations led him to believe that comfort is over-rated and that true happiness includes occasional guilt, sadness and anger. He is author of The Upside of Your Dark Side, a book that argues that we must embrace distress and discomfort to be whole, happy, and successful.

You can learn more about Dr. Biswas-Diener here.


Dr. Todd B. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. He is a world recognized authority on the science of well-being, strengths, relationships, stress, and anxiety. His honors include faculty member of the year and early career awards from the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and International Society for Quality of Life Studies. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow), Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), andMindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology (New Harbinger), and his new book, The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self – not just your “good” self – drives success and fulfillment (Penguin). His research has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times and The Washington Post. He’s a twin and has twin 7-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

You can learn more about Dr. Kashdan here.

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How Do We Relate to Food with guests Jenni Schaefer and Dr. Drew Ramsey on Wed Oct 1 at 12pm PST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Eating Disorders and how they change our relationship to food
  • What role negative body image plays
  • Intuitive Eating
  • National Kale Day
  • The connection between food and mental health
  • How food helps or hinders our brain’s ability to receive happiness



Jenni Schaefer’s straightforward style has made her a role model, source of inspiration and confidant to people worldwide looking to overcome adversity and live more fully. She presents regularly at colleges and universities, including Harvard and Yale, in corporate settings, at conferences and in many other venues. Chair of the Ambassador’s Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, she has been interviewed on many syndicated radio and television shows, including appearances on Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, and her work has been recognized by publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times.

Jenni’s breakthrough bestseller, Life Without Ed, which has recently been released in a tenth-anniversary edition as well as audiobook, established her as one of the leading lights in the recovery movement. Her next book, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, widened her message to one of self-actualization and personal fulfillment. With her latest, to help the millions of people who struggle in the grey area between normal eating and full-blown eating disorder, she teamed up with Harvard Medical School to write Almost Anorexic.

An accomplished singer/songwriter, an avid biker and hiker, and a woman whose passion for life is contagious, Jenni lives in Austin, Texas with her husband. For more information, please visit


Dr Drew Ramsey

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, his clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety.  Using the latest brain science and nutritional research, modern treatments, and an array of delicious food he aims to help people live to their happiest, healthiest lives.

His work and writing on food and brain health been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Prevention, NPR, The Atlantic, Self, The Doctors Show, CBS News, and Men’s Health. His recent bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) helped elevate kale to celebrity status and has made this superfood accessible to thousands. His first book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) explored the impact of modern diets on brain health and then proposes a solution of recipes and meal plans.

Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College.

You can learn more about Dr. Ramsey here.



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The Art and Joy of Relationships with guests Dr. Julia Colwell and Dr. Jacquie Del Rosario Wed Sept 24 at 12pm EST

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to be a conscious partner
  • Power struggles and the blame game
  • Relationship ingredients
  • From fizzle to sizzle: re-igniting your relationship
  • What to make a priority


Julia Colwell
Psychologist Julia B. Colwell, PhD, has spent over three decades exploring relationship dynamics with individuals, couples, and groups. She is the author of The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship, now available through Sounds True, and wherever books are available. She is the founder of the Boulder Center for Conscious Community, and has kitchen-tested everything she teaches in her 25-year relationship with her spouse Kathryn Kucsan in Boulder, Colorado.
You can learn more about Julia here.


Dr del rosario
 “America’s Marriage Coach” Jacqueline Del Rosario is President and CEO of Recapturing the Vision International, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy marriages and family strengthening. Also a published author, speaker and nationally regarded media personality, Dr. Del Rosario has been a certified pre and post-marital counselor for more than 20 years. Her cutting-edge series, Marriage Solutions and The Marital Constitution™, help couples successfully work through problems and find healthy solutions. She has two children and currently resides in Miami, FL with her husband of over 20 years.
Dr. Del Rosario may be reached online at

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Unlocking Creativity and Genius with guests Michael J Gelb and Dr. Srini Pillay on Wed Sept 17 at 12pm EST

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How Qi is the real secret of creativity.
  • What mind mapping is and what it has to do with creativity.
  • Brain-based coaching
  • How our brains work and physically process feelings of fear and anxiety.


Michael Gelb

Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, and the bestselling author of 14 books, including How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Gelb works globally with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and nonprofits. He is also a gifted teacher of aikido and qigong, and is a professional juggler who has performed with the Rolling Stones.

Michael is the author of Creativity on Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius (Sounds True, September 2014), which is ranked in the top thirty new business titles on Amazon, and in the top ten Kindle downloads for business books. He was also recently highlighted as the “Creativity Guru,” in The New Yorker, as well as featured in Vanessa Loder’s column on creativity.

You can learn more about Michael here.


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Dr. Srini Pillay is a world-renowned Harvard psychiatrist, brain expert and award-winning author of Motivational Book of the Year, “Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear”.

He is the former Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service at Harvard’s McLean Hospital consistently voted one of the Top 5 hospitals in the US.  He graduated as the overall top medical student, won more awards during his residency at Harvard than any other resident, and is regarded as a pioneer in the field of applied brain science for corporations, self-help, schools, food, fashion and the Arts.

Srini is also CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, voted one of the Top 20 Movers and Shakers in Leadership Development in the world, and is noted for his uncanny ability to translate complex brain science into usable tips, tools and techniques to help us lead more fulfilling lives.

He is widely sought out by the media and has been featured on the Dr. Laura Berman show on Oprah radio, Martha Stewart Whole Living, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, The New York Times and numerous other media outlets.

His aim is to help people understand how we can all unleash the full power of our brains to live happier and more productive lives.

You can learn more about Dr. Pillay here.

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