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This show covers all aspects of health & wellness and personal development. From managing stress to the power of a good night's sleep. Find out how good oral hygiene can support a healthy body and about the impact your thoughts and emotions have on your overall well being. You'll also hear about essential oils, anti-aging techniques, mindfulness, natural remedies, and reducing toxins in your environment. This podcast will help you go from merely living to thriving! The show is hosted by Lisa ...
 
Tune-in & be empowered as Lisa Osborn talks with experts & authors offering tips & ideas on how to live your best life in a changing world. It's 'Oprah meets Coast to Coast AM!' + find more at www.lisa.fm Also, Discover Your Destiny with the Daily Destiny :60 second podcast based on Destiny Cards, an ancient science blending astrology + numbers + playing cards. Discover YOUR personal card, post your birthday (month/day) at www.facebook.com/destinycards
 
Thesis on Joan is a podcast dedicated to amplifying voices from the LGBTQ+ community in the New York performing arts scene and examining the industry from a queer perspective! Join fanqueers and theatre professionals Holly (they/them) and Meghan (she/her) as they sit down with groundbreaking theatre folx, from Brooklyn cabaret performers to people backstage and on Broadway. For many queers, theatre has been an escape, this podcast looks to have open conversations on where we’ve come from and ...
 
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Join us for our season finale episode in which we get to talk to the artist who coined the name for our podcast, writer and actor Lisa Kron! We discuss Lisa’s early artist days and the “living culture” of WOW Café as well as the origins and almost European tour of the Five Lesbian Brothers. This leads us to the importance and rarity of queer spaces…
 
In our season one penultimate episode, hosts Meghan and Holly talk with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi. As a performance artist, author, educator, advocate, choreographer, priestess, speech writer, playwright, and healer, Lady Dane takes us through her teenage years creating cabarets and if you’re a fan of WAP, recommends some nasty songs from her Bad B …
 
Today our guest is none other than the interdimensional Aneesh Sheth! We talk to Aneesh about creating during quarantine, making Shakespeare accessible and relevant (and Bollywood infused, of course), inhabiting many roles as an artist, the magic of Fun Home (we didn’t bring it up, we swear!), trans folx in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what we re…
 
Surprise! Join Holly & Meghan on this special mini episode as they talk election hopes & fears and queer culture comfort. They’ll provide a quick fix of bisexual pirates, queer sci-fi, dog talk and road trip paranoia before tomorrow’s election. Get out and vote and we’ll be back on November 11th with our regularly scheduled programming with the inc…
 
Hosts Meghan and Holly keep it in the working family this week with Holly’s co-worker, Sulu LeoNimm, a Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) Joker and Interim Executive Director, actor, director, and parent of 2 small kids. Hear about Sulu’s very serious start in drag performance that eventually led to an Asian musical mashup drag show in the back o…
 
On our most bookish episode yet Holly and Meghan sit down with award-winning Black queer theatre maker and founder of Roots and River Productions, Azure D. Osborne-Lee! Join us as we chat Black sci-fi, sharing stories with family, being a weird kid, our queer night missed connection with Azure at their show Mirrors, the importance of paying artists…
 
Hosts Meghan and Holly receive a virtual fridge tour and so much more from polyspirited Artist Diana Oh. Learn about Diana’s doula in birthing art, how they define chosen family, and why her art is so big, sparkly, colorful, and bombastic. Diana also gives us some advice on how to find some of the joy from Infinite Love Party during quarantine and …
 
Autumn Equinox, a time to check in with yourself to review the past three months, release what you no longer want and set your attention on what you wish to create. In this episode, I offer guidelines for socializing safely during the pandemic, self-care reminders and how to see the 'silver lining' in pandemic life, when things have slowed down and…
 
On a “We all escaped from Ohio” special edition of Thesis on Joan- your friendly neighborhood Schmerm, Becca Blackwell, joins your favorite buckeye queers, Holly and Meghan, to talk labels, imagining Midwest queer communities, the many reasons Holly and Becca are destined to be friends, that paradox of trying to understand the gender binary (throug…
 
Tune in this week with Meghan and Holly as they talk with interdisciplinary artist Ty Defoe about breaking out of binaries as a two-spirit Indigiqueer person and finding balance between safe and brave space in theatre. Ty also speaks on being “genre fluid,” building just systems to create justice on stage with projects like Broadway’s Straight Whit…
 
Join Meghan and Holly as they sit down with Tony Award winning producer extraordinaire Sally Cade Holmes as she navigates producing in the age of digital theater. We talk about our mutual love of drag kings, why strong female characters in musicals are probably queer, Holly’s go-to fourth date spot in 2014-2015, the need for queer mentors, and livi…
 
This week’s episode, Thesis on Joan hosts speak with writer C.A. Johnson. Hear about her recent production and premature closing of MCC’s All the Natalie Portmans, writing for sad queers watching movies about women who don’t want them, and our shared love of a certain teen heartthrob. C.A. also talks about the residencies and fellowships she’s done…
 
In Episode 4 get to know Thesis on Joan’s hosts, FanQueers Meghan and Holly! Hear about the inspiration for the podcast, their friendship meet cute, growing up in Ohio as budding musical theatre nerds, their (kinda) matching tattoos and what musical theatre moments probably made them queer. Places / Orgs We Shout Out! ART New York - Body Autonomy P…
 
Thesis on Joan hosts Meghan and Holly chat with Andrea Prestinario, performer, producer and the Executive Director / Co-Founder of Ring of Keys, an advocacy organization that promotes the hiring of queer women, transgender, and gender non-conforming artists working in musical theatre. Learn about Ring of Keys’ mission, the organization’s members (“…
 
In Episode 2 Thesis on Joan’s hosts Meghan and Holly talk to writer and performer Marga Gomez just before her 13th solo show Spanking Machine heads to Dixon Place for a digital presentation July 16-25, 2020. Hear about Marga’s inspiration for Spanking Machine, the highs and lows of creating a show for the digital space (she has some notes for the 5…
 
I don't know about you, but putting on a face covering to go out made me not want to breathe, or go out as much. Until now - tune-in to this episode to learn a simple solution that makes mask-wearing more interesting, and breathe-able. You'll also get ideas for being in the moment, Boosting your wellness by getting closer to nature (and natural pro…
 
For Thesis on Joan’s inaugural episode for Pride, hosts Meghan and Holly talk to Ianne Fields Stewart, a Black, queer, nonbinary, transfeminine, actor/activist and founder of The Okra Project. Hear about Ianne’s many talents, the work they want to focus on, and how theatres can actually show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Follow I…
 
With all that's happening in the world, did you even notice that Spring has come? It will be followed by a new moon on March 24, which inspires new ideas - it's a good time to plant seeds (goals, ideas) during a new moon that you wish to see come to harvest in 28 days, or even fall. In this episode I encourage you to B R E A T H E, it can help you …
 
The holidays are sneaking up, and extreme emotions sneak up on us, too, this time of year. In this episode, I speak with my friend, author Deborah Richards, who offers insights for shining thru the holidays even if they bring up memories that can feel overwhelming. In her book, Shift & Shine, Deb details how she survived the death of her husband wh…
 
Here we are heading into the holiday season already! In this episode let's look at the health benefits of being grateful, aromas that can help you get more in the holiday spirit - and, why the average life expectancy of Americans continues to decline. The suggested essential oils blend for this episode is HOPE, a sweet blend of Melissa, Myrrh and m…
 
Being part of a tribe - people you relate to, and who get you - can be good for your health. Festivals strive to cultivate a cool vibe that brings together like-minded people for a good time, and there's an art to that. FestForums, a conference that brings together people who create festivals- and those who provide services that support festivals a…
 
This is the time of year that the ancestors come to visit - some believe they come in the form of Monarch Butterflies migrating through the area. In this episode, I share ideas for connecting with your inner guidance, and possibly lost loved ones. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, along with Halloween and All Saint's Day all fall within a few…
 
Are you stressed out? Me, too! In this episode I'll offer sage advice on taking care of YOU when life gets bumpy. The information shared here was created by my partner, Dr. Ken Pfeiffer of PainRelievers.org. I'm sharing it with you today, in part, because I was feeling stressed out about not having as much time as I would like to check in with you …
 
How many thoughts roll through your head each day that are the same thoughts as you had yesterday? If you are like me, a LOT! Here's a simple process for weeding your mind garden - downloading the thoughts in your head onto paper so you don't have to keep thinking about them. In this episode, life coach Jenifer Paredes shares this simple ritual. An…
 
So you're moving thru your day - normal routine - and then, BAM! Something comes out of the blue and you wipe out. That's what happened to me the other day when I was rear-ended on Los Angeles traffic. It could have been much worse - so, I can't complain too much. In this episode, I'm joined by Elizabeth Gould, author of Your Best Health by Friday,…
 
Beautiful tributes are on display in the Santa Barbara Harbor for the 34 souls who lost their lives in a dive boat disaster off the coast of the nearby Channel Islands. Walking among the flowers, photos and other mementos, it was hard to not feel a sense of loss - for the victims' families & loved ones, as well as everyone whose lives will be forev…
 
Are you struggling with achieving an important goal or desire? Perhaps a life coach could help you overcome the obstacles you're experiencing. In this episode, I'm joined by Santa Barbara-based life coach Jenifer Paredes of JoyofNow.com. Find out what a life coach does - and how this kind of coaching is different from other coaching and therapy pro…
 
So many people - maybe you - are turning to CBDs for relief from everything from pain to getting a good night's rest. In this episode, I explain the difference between different CBD variations (full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBD isolate). You'll also learn how CBD and essential oils are similar in providing beneficial naturally-occurring chemica…
 
"Raising your Vibe" means being at your best - improving. Everything in the world is vibrating at a frequency - and, there are simple things you can do to raise your vibe. I love the term vibrations - and it always reminds me of a story I heard, Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys) recalled a time when he was young, walking with his mom and he asked he…
 
It's a Santa Barbara tradition that's almost 100 years old. Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebrates some of the city's early settlers, with food, dancing, parades and pageantry. Santa Barbara native Paula Lopez has been involved with Fiesta since childhood. Her grandfather, Juan Cota, danced in the first Fiesta Pequena at Old Mission Santa Barbara. In t…
 
Two high-vibe events are coming to Santa Barbara: Wellness with Essential Oils, hosted by me - on Monday (July 29th). The following weekend - Saturday August 3rd - it's The Nest Fest, a cooperative conscious gathering. In this episode, I'm joined by The N.E.S.T Fest organizers Alisa Deen and John Beyond Reason - to find out what inspired them to cr…
 
Move above the wellness line with these new products, unveiled today at the Young Living 25th Anniversary Convention. In this episode, I unpack the new product releases, including two new nutritional supplements (Olive Essential, an antioxidant capsule and IlluminEyes eye health supplement); there are two new scents of essential oils - Chivalry and…
 
Imagine being more supportive of all of the wonderful aspects of YOU! Sometimes we are harder on ourselves than we are on anyone else. In this episode, author & energy healer Dani Antman, talks about being okay with the side of ourselves that we don't want others to see (the shadow). She will also walk you through a guided imagery experience. The e…
 
Happy Solstice - in Santa Barbara, we are welcoming Summer this weekend with a colorful & creative people-powered parade (no motors, no corporate branding) that draws tens of thousands to State Street to see the spectacle, followed by a celebration in the park. Wherever you are this weekend, consider taking time to mark this major turning point of …
 
If a summer (or longer) romance sounds enticing to you - tune-in to this advice from Lisa Amador of Amador Matchmaking. In this episode she urges listeners to get clear on their goals - What are your deal breakers? What you HAVE to have (or cannot have) in a mate? - then get out into the world to start meeting others. The suggested essential oils t…
 
One of my best friends always said 'gratitude is the grease' that helps you attain your desires. So, why is giving thanks so powerful? My guest Jacque Book, a mindset coach who speaks on gratitude and mindfulness explains the power of gratitude - and how important it is to speak about what you DO want, and not about what you don't. Jacque shares a …
 
My friends who have migraines tell me they can be so severe they are throwing up, or bed ridden. How do migraines differ from other kinds of headaches? And, what are the latest treatments and alternative remedies being used to treat the discomfort? In this episode, I speak with Dr. Adam Harcourt of Imagine X Functional Neurology in Santa Barbara, t…
 
Are you feeling it? Exhausted, unmotivated, cynical, and just not into the daily grind? It could be burnout. This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified burnout as an occupational hazard. Now what? We're clearly living in stressful times, so working at least a little time for self care and joy into daily life can help to keep you heal…
 
Discover how to use sound - and silence - to lead you into relaxation. I speak with producer Richard "Wolfie" Wolf about how meditating has supported him in his career as an Emmy-Award-Winning music composer for TV and Film. Wolf is the author of "In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness." He also teaches mindfulness to students at USC's Thornto…
 
"Wonder" is the theme of this year's Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration, June 21-23, 2019. The annual event attracts thousands of locals and out-of-towners welcoming the warm-weather season with a childlike sense of creativity and awe. It's a great place to get in touch with your inner child. Pali X Mano, a local artist who lends his creativ…
 
Whether you're a seasoned dating pro - or single and looking to meet someone new, take in these tips from Lisa Amador of Amador Matchmaking. Lisa is Santa Barbara's matchmaker - and she's also a dating coach. In this podcast she'll offer advice on photos for your dating profile, what to include - and what to definitely leave out - when writing your…
 
Energy healing - what is it, and is it something anyone can learn to do? I posed this question to my guest, Dani Antman, author of Wired for God: Adventures of a Jewish Yogi." Dani is a Santa Barbara based energy healer. She's internationally known and has trained for years in her craft. She shares information on her work and how everything in the …
 
Earth Day is being celebrated at festivals and events around the world. Did you know that Earth Day began in Santa Barbara, CA? It's true. Following a massive oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, concerned community members rallied to help clean up the coastline, and set guidelines to protect the environment. The activism led to the crea…
 
Keep stress at bay by simplifying your life. In this episode, I encourage you to cut out unnecessary things from daily life - whether it's too many activities/meetings or household & personal care products that could be harmful to your health and well being. You might shop organic - but, do you ever think about the ingredients in the personal care …
 
Spring Cleaning is a tradition for some. But, as you clean your surroundings - do you ever think about cleaning Yourself? Consider using this season of rebirth (and new moon on April 5) to detox your body, or weed your mind garden. In this podcast, I offer ideas for detoxing using a line of wellness vitamin supplements & essential oils that are pur…
 
Wednesday is the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere - and, this year there's an added bonus. A full moon coincides with the equinox. In fact - it's a Super Full Moon -where the moon appears extra large in the sky because it's closer than usual to earth. The Equinox - a time of equal light & darkness - is one of four turning points of the yea…
 
Do you have a Dream? The stars will be aligning on this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday to assist you in anchoring your dreams and goals. In this podcast, I'll share with you tips for setting goals and intentions during the full moon lunar eclipse and supermoon, which will be visible on the west coast of the USA and all across north a…
 
So many of us are often thinking of the past or projecting into the future, but being in the moment is where you have the power to guide your destiny. In this episode of my 'Rituals' series, I speak with Santa Barbara TV news reporter Tracy Lehr, of KEYT News. In order for her to do her job of reporting the news on a tight deadline, Lehr says a key…
 
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