Learning Well

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Learning Well


Learning Well is a monthly radio program which airs on Edge Talk Radio and is sponsored by the Integrative Health Education Center at Normandale Community College.  Learning Well features interviews with leaders, change-agents and transformers in the field of integrative and holistic health and wellness.  The program also provides practical information and tools that listeners can use in their daily life and work.  It is our hope that these programs will also inspire listeners to take action in their own lives and provide information or ideas that listeners can share with friends, loved ones or clients and patients.


Learning Well airs the first Tuesday of each month from 6 - 7 p.m. (Central Time) and is available to a national radio audience via the internet.  Programs are also archived and can be accessed at any time.


The program can be accessed via this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edgemagazine and then scroll down to Learning Well.  Or call in during the show to 714-364-4750 to listen live.  Archived programs can be accessed through the links below.


Host Elise Marquam Jahns engages local and national thought leaders on topics including integrative health, meditation and mindfulness, and spiritual development. Elise is co-author of "Creating Choices" and spent 35 years with Twin Cites Public Television.

Learning well show with Guests

4/5/2016 - Penney Peirce
Penney specializes in intuition and sensitivity development, "skillful perception," personal energy and frequency training, dreamwork, and future trends. Penney has been on the faculty of The Kaiser Institute, working with their Intuition Fellowship program to train hospital CEO's, health care consultants, and philanthropists in the development of visionary skills.

3/1/2016 - Dr. Adam Perlman
Dr. Perlman is active Director of Duke University's Integrative Medicine Program. Dr. Perlman has done extensive work in complementary medicine including a research project exploring the use of CAM in patients with cancer. Most recently Dr. Perlman is leading an NIH's (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) program to continue his research on massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee.

2/2/2016 - Dr. Ronald Peters
Having devoted the past 40 years to the study of integrative, or functional, medicine, Dr. Peters' approach to patient care is to restore the natural wisdom of the body and then assist patients in changing the lifestyle and mind-style factors that contribute to illness. He worked at the Pritikin Longevity Center and then developed the InnerHealth Program and is the author of the book Edgework, Exploring the Psychology of Disease.

1/5/2016 - Dr. Richard Earle
Dr.Earle is co-author of Your Vitality Quotient and Managing Director of the Canadian Institute on Stress. In addition to his roles as Managing Director of the Canadian Institute of Stress/Hans Selye Foundation and as a Principal in The Vital Corporation, Dr. Earle trains senior health and workplace professionals globally via the internet as Certified Stress & Wellness Consultants.

12/1/2015 - Pilar Gerasimo
Pilar Gerasimo is a nationally recognized healthy-living expert and the founding editor of Experience Life, a progressive health magazine reaching more than 3 million people. Pilar is the author of an award-winning chapbook, "Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act: A Manifesto for Thriving in a Mixed Up World," and the creative force behind "101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy," a five-star-rated mobile app. Pilar recently returned to the Twin Cities area after a stint as Executive Editor of Healthy Living at the Huffington Post, and is now working on a book about The Art of Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World. She lives on an organic family farm in Wisconsin.

11/3/2015 - Dr. Richard Leider
Richard is a nationally recognized executive coach and author of nine books, including the bestsellers The Power of Purpose and Repacking Your Bags which are considered classics in the personal development field.

10/6/2015 - Dr. Richard Earle
Dr. Earle, an internationally recognized expert on stress, is co-author of Your Vitality Quotient, and Managing Director of the Canadian Institute of Stress.


9/1/2015 - Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons
Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons, author of Potatoes, Not Prozac, The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program, Your Last Diet, and more. Dr. DesMaisons is a pioneer in the field of addictive nutrition, and was the first to give sugar sensitivity a name. She founded Radiant Recovery an international, online community which provides information, support, motivation and challenge for people changing their food, behavior and their lives.

8/4/2015 - Dr. Norm Shealy
Dr. Shealy is a world renown specialist in pain, depression management and holistic medicine. He has written over 30 books, including the classic 90-Days to Self Health and most recently Living Bliss and The Illustrated Food Remedies Sourcebook.

7/7/2015 - Mary Hayes Grieco
Mary Hayes Grieco is the director and lead trainer of The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training and the author of The New Kitchen Mystic and Unconditional Forgiveness.  She works in private practice as a spiritual mentor and forgiveness healer at The WellHealing Arts Center in Minneapolis.

6/2/2015 - Dr. James S. Gordon
Dr. Gordon is a Harvard trained psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety and psychological trauma. His most recent book is Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression.  His other books include: Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complimentary and Conventional Therapies and Manifesto for a New Medicine.

5/5/2015 - Dr. Amit Sood
Dr. Sood is the director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Sood has developed an innovative approach to mind-body medicine by incorporating concepts within neurosciences, psychology, philosophy and spirituality.

4/7/2015 - Dr. Henry Emmons
Dr. Emmons is a nationally renowned psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies and mindfulness teachings into his clinical work.  He is the author of three books:  The Chemistry of Joy, The Chemistry of Calm and the Chemistry of Joy Workbook.  He is currently working on a book focusing on new neuroscience discoveries to promote healthy aging.

3/4/2015 - Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer
Dr. Krietzer is the founder and director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the university of Minnesota.  She is a professor of nursing, and co-leads the Doctorate of Nursing specialty in integrative health and healing. She discussed the history and future of integrative care in health care.

2/4/2015 - Dr. Courtney Baechler
Dr. Baechler is Vice President of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing and the chair of the prevention and wellness clinical service line at Allina Health.  She is a practicing integrative, preventative cardiologist, and shares her advice for maintaining a healthy heart through integrative practices.

1/7/2015 - Dr. Yvonne Gustafson
Dr. Gustafson is a parent educator.  Her focus is on parental well-being, child development, guidance strategies and family dynamics.  She is the co-author of Tools for the Toddler Years. Dr. Y discusses parenting strategies based on child-development and matching the child's age and stage. 

For further archived shows see www.edgemagazine.net/edge-talk-radio/learning-well-archives/

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