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Join energy intuitive and writer, Lisa Renee of GingerMysteries and guests - writers, artists, musicians, healers, and entrepreneurs - as they explore how to navigate our current challenging times, heal trauma, and find joy in the acceptance of what is as we enter the age of authenticity.


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Join energy intuitive and writer, Lisa Renee of GingerMysteries and guests - writers, artists, musicians, healers, and entrepreneurs - as they explore how to navigate our current challenging times, heal trauma, and find joy in the acceptance of what is as we enter the age of authenticity.






021_Irma Kaye Sawyer

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Irma Kaye Sawyer. Irma Kaye Sawyer is an author, teacher, intuitive counselor, astrologer, and energy healing practitioner from Southern California. She has been in professional healing and counseling practice since 1996 and has taught energy healing and intuitive arts classes in the US and abroad. Irma Kaye is the author of five books. Her second work, "The Aquarian Empath" was in the Top 20 at Amazon in the Metaphysics and Channeling categories upon its release in 2013. Irma Kaye has been working with crystals since she was a child and has been a crystal retailer and educator for over 20 years. For more information about Irma Kaye, go to:


020_Kevin Paul

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Kevin Paul. A descendant of some of the prominent first European families to settle in what is now known as Greene County, Kevin Paul was immersed at an early age in local folklore and its application to everyday life in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. A lifelong experiencer of the unexplained, his study of the paranormal began when headlines about the Mothman in Point Pleasant WV appeared in local newspapers in 1966. A graduate of West Virginia University, he has maintained a lifetime interest in agriculture and currently works to help conserve natural resources and support small farms. When not working or writing he enjoys relaxing with his wife, reading, listening to big band music, collecting vintage lawn and garden equipment, and taking leisurely drives on less traveled highways. Kevin can be reached via email


019_Kitsy Higgins

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Kitsy Higgins. Kitsy is a Psychic Medium & Coach. She is passionate about working with her client’s and their deceased loved ones. Kitsy specializes in using deceased loved ones’ guidance to heal her clients’ past and remove road blocks to their future. Utilizing her MBA and over 15 years of personal development she can aid her clients in shifting their life and business to the next level. She has been seen on ABC, CBS, NPR & other major media outlets. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her two kids, Reiley & Colin. To advance your life and business visit


018_Amy Nesdahl

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Amy Nesdahl. Amy graduated from UN-L in 1997 with a Masters of Science in Audiology. Having always been interested in helping people in the field of health and sciences, as well as a lifelong intuitive, when she stumbled upon Reiki nearly 20 years ago, it was a perfect fit and it’s been her occupation ever since. Offering in person and distance healing sessions, Amy includes Reiki as well as many other healing tools she has gathered working with hundreds of people over thousands of hours. Over the past few years, Amy has been led to shift her practice a bit to include offering online communities, spiritual development and metaphysical classes. Since Amy and her 2 sons experienced a house fire in February, 2022 she has been rebuilding all aspects of her life as well as embarking on deep self reflection and healing. “This year has given me the opportunity to dig in, to clear karma, heal deep wounds and release old patterns that have been blocking me from doing the work I feel like I’m here to do. I am so excited to be coming out of the fog of trauma and moving into purpose.” To work with Amy one on one or to find more information on current and upcoming classes, see her website Find Amy on Facebook at and join free, private group, Metaphysical Cafe with Amy Nesdahl at


017_Jeff Mudgett

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Jeff Mudgett, author of Bloodstains and Bloodstains Redux. Jeff is the great-great-grandson of Herman Webster Mudgett a/k/a H.H. Holmes. To purchase Bloodstains Redux, go to: The harrowing tale of one man's horrible discovery and daunting journey to uncover terrible truths about America's most evil criminal mastermind ever, Dr. H.H. Holmes, and England's notorious slasher, Jack the Ripper, before unexpectedly experiencing his own internal struggle with the previously unexplained.


016_Bronwyn Katdaré

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Bronwyn Katdaré . Bronwyn Katdaré is a certified Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Functional Medicine Health Coach as well as a Soul-Centered Coach. She is also a Reiki practitioner, Shamanic healer and faculty for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Akashic Records consultant, and a Kundalini Awakening Yoga teacher. She is also certified in mitigation of Electromagnetic Frequency fields. Bronwyn works with women who desire to untangle and free themselves from coping mechanisms, belief patterns, and physical illness triggered by adverse experiences and discharge wounded energy from the physical body and subtle energetic body. Bronwyn believes that physical or psychological symptoms have at least one underlying root cause in the spiritual. Symptoms are a call to connect with Soul, to ask what needs or desires are being ignored or going unmet. Clients learn to tune into themselves so they can work with their own intuition to optimize their health and wellness. Bronwyn earned a M.A. in Criminology, B.A. in Sociology/Criminal Justice, Certificate in Forensic Science and Law, and Certificate in Authentic Leadership. She is also a certified Dog Obedience trainer, Police K9 trainer and handler instructor, Explosives Detection K9 Team Handler, and Canine Athlete Specialist. She uses her healing abilities with the dogs she trains. Details about Bronwyn and her work can be found:,, or


015_Nea Clare

Lisa Renee's guest in this episode is Nea Clare. Nea Clare is a Transformational Life Coach and Life Mastery teacher. Nea helps women who are chronic over-doers find their authentic voice and power, without having to fear being ‘too much’ or ‘not enough’, so they can make the shift from hesitant to HELL YES! to making their dreams a reality. At the core of Nea’s work is that she believes that every single person has an innate force that lies within, call it intuition, knowing, soul; the voice that guides us into the possibility of our life. When you develop your capability to listen to that inner direction, your confidence grows, you gain the clarity you need and you step into your personal power to channel that force into creating your life. Nea has developed a style of coaching that supports her clients in learning to trust in their own inner wisdom and develop an unshakable faith in their capacity to create a life they love. Her clients are able to create a new way of being which upholds their values, awakens their power and capacity to manifest their dreams into reality. “I have come to believe that each one of us has access to everything we need to live the best life we can,” shares Nea. “When we refocus our attention on what is right with us, what is Divine in us – the big, beautiful, shining light inside of us begins to brighten even the darkest parts of our lives.” ~Nea Clare


014_Patrick Sterenchuk

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Patrick Sterenchuk. Patrick Sterenchuk is a mystic and lifelong intuitive, who believes that all healing is simply the experience of remembering the whole truth of us...that we are already whole. All healing is self-healing because all healing is Self-remembering. He loves making the mystical and metaphysical accessible, commonplace, and practical! For nearly three decades, through offering various forms of energetic healing (including his own), intuitive readings, spiritual counseling, meditative arts, including guided meditation, guided visualization/imagery, meditation instruction, and Laughter Yoga, he has had the honor and absolute joy of serving others in their self-healing, their Self-remembering. Contact Patrick at: 563-580-9779


013_Lele Morris

Lisa Renee's guest in this episode is Lele Morris. Lele Morris is a certified Reiki master since 2012, Intuitive painter & nontraditional Buddhist. She practices mindfulness and being present as much as possible. Rippling the light by helping others out of their suffering through more conscious conversations in hopes to flip an unhealthy perspective. She believes no one is broken or unhealed it’s the mind in this moment that creates illusions of brokenness. Lele may be reached by email at or found on social media as Lele The Painter on TikTok and IG or by text at 724-495-0856.


012_Dana McSwain

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Dana McSwain. Bestselling author Dana McSwain grew up on the shores of the Great Lakes in the shadow of the Rust Belt. She lives with her family and a pack of elderly poodles in a ramshackle house on a cliff Pippi Longstocking would be right at home in. Her newest book, Roseneath, winner of three national awards, was written during the ten years she spent restoring an abandoned 1921 Tudor Revival in one of Cleveland's inner ring suburbs that locals believe to be haunted.


011_Lisa Tahir

Lisa Renee's guest in this episode is Lisa Tahir. Lisa Tahir, LCSW is certified in EMDR level I, Reiki level II, and as a Thought Coach through the Institute for Transformational Thinking. She has private practice office locations in both Los Angeles, CA and New Orleans, LA. Lisa is passionately committed to helping people heal and become emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy. Lisa is the author of The Chiron Effect - Healing Our Core Wounds through Astrology, Empathy, and Self-Forgiveness (Inner Traditions Publisher, November 2020) The Chiron Effect is a guide to using astrology as a diagnostic tool to identify one of 12 core wounds, and heal them utilizing a prescription of psychology, spirituality, and taking personal responsibility. Lisa reveals how to transform your wounds, also experienced as areas of vulnerability that you may edit or hide from others from fear of being rejected or judged, and unconscious patterns that block self-empathy and forgiveness, and prevent you from living your most true and authentic life. Lisa is also the host of the weekly podcast All Things Therapy which she began in 2016, and releases weekly episodes every Thursday. Dedicated to Changing Consciousness One Conversation at a Time, Lisa’s show promotes personal growth and transformation, advancing the conversation on emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual development. Among her guests in over 245 episodes are Marianne Williamson, John Gray, Ph.D, David Kessler, Katherine Woodward Thomas, Alan Weiss, Judith Orloff, M.D., Ora Nadrich, and many others. Lisa’s website is


010_Jennifer Salness

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Jennifer Salness. Jennifer Salness is a Crystal Intuitive and Teacher. Her passion for crystals and stones began at a young age, thanks to her science teacher grandfather who always had 'rocks' around the house. Throughout adulthood she has used crystals and energy tools as a means to deal with depression, personal challenges, and loss, and aids others in finding the tools needed to energize their life and spirit. She has written for publications, presented classes in person and online, presented workshops at events around the US, and has been a guest on radio and internet shows sharing about the crystal realm for over 20 years. Through working with the crystals directly, she has developed her own style of teaching with practical, every day applications, and has a grounded and yet spiritually connected manner. Jennifer is owner of Crystalline Light, offering high quality crystals and handcrafted crystal infused essential oil products. Her passion is helping you energize your life and spirit with the magic of the crystal kingdom. You can connect with her at: or


009_Joan Marangoni

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Joan Marangoni. Joan is an art teacher, business owner, artist, muralist, and intuitive healer. She has taught for 24 years in public education with the last 17 teaching AP Drawing/Painting, Ceramics/Fibers, Jewelry/Glass and Art history at the high school level. She has a Masters in Art Education, BFA in Painting and Art certification K-12. Joan was accepted into an artists' residency this summer at the Cleveland Institute of Art for teachers. She was a 2012 attendee of the Power Of Art program held in Washington DC. Joan opened Joan's Art Connect, LLC in 2017 to offer private lessons, paint parties and consignment work. She designed and painted an 8" x 24" community mural for Vandergrift, Pa in 2017 and is currently working on a 9" x 50" mural for Murphy's Music in Leechburg PA. She began professional intuitive work in 2018 as a psychic medium with a certification in angel readings and pet communication. She is a certified Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master and is enrolled for certification in a Holy Fire/III Karuna Reiki training this summer. She offers readings and healing sessions out of her studio, via zoom and at local mind, body and health fairs. She considers herself an enlightened empath and life long learner with an insatiable appetite to create with imagination in all areas of life. For more information, go to Joan's Website: http// or follow her on FB @joansartconnect or @joansheartconnect.


008_Belinda Farrell

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Brenda Farrell. Belinda Farrell, author of the book Find Your Friggin’ Joy, graduated with a BA in Spanish and English from the University of California at Berkeley and is trained in hypnotherapy, past life regression, NLP, Hawaiian chanting, and ancient Hawaiian healing (Huna). Belinda trained with Anthony Robbins (author of Unlimited Power) and has effectively used these skills in her own life. She has completed 18 firewalks. When Belinda was forty-eight, she collapsed with herniated discs and spinal nerve damage. Threatened with paralysis by her medical doctors if she didn’t have surgery, Belinda instead chose to apply the ancient Hawaiian healing practices she had been learning the previous three years, which are covered in this book. Her back completely healed, including childhood scoliosis. For fifteen years she has been sharing these healing practices with others, offering Reconnective Healing and Huna classes and taking clients to Hawaii to teach Huna and swim with wild spinner dolphins.


007_Deb Acker

Deb Acker is an Intuitive Relationship Healer who helps women heal all of their relationships, especially the relationship they have with themselves, not only so that they can create deeply rooted, loving relationships in all areas of their lives, but so they can feel calm, safe and in control, no matter what’s occurring in their life and our world. From working with thousands of people, Deb has seen the long-term impact that healing this inner relationship has, and in fact, Deb’s clients often share that their work together is more powerful than years of therapy. On Deb's New YouTube Channel, The Relationship Healing Channel for Women, as well as in her Relationship Masterclass, audios and programs, including her Painful Relationships Healing Course, she dives deep into how we build this relationship. And, in her first book, Living Deeply: A Transformational Journey Through Deep Pain, Loss and Abandonment to Healing, Self-Love and Miracles, she expands upon her own journey to healing, including healing herself and her relationships, as she creates love in her life. When she's not clearing energy blocks & childhood patterns, teaching, speaking or writing, which have included for The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Women for One and Thrive Global, you can find Deb working out and traveling the world. To find out more about Deb, visit her at


006_Anthony DeRosa

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Anthony DeRosa. Anthony DeRosa, also known by his “claylias” The Mud Monkey, is a potter and educator who lives and works in Slippery Rock, PA. Mostly concerned with atmospheric firing, his works are a response to the interactions he has with the local geography, often processing raw materials to formulate unique clay bodies and glazes to be wood fired. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Slippery Rock University with a Pennsylvania K-12 Art Teaching Certification. After being introduced to ceramics on the banks of Wolf Creek, Anthony continued to study and work with potters both locally and abroad in Japan, Costa Rica, The Netherlands, Italy and The Dominican Republic learning and observing various atmospheric kilns and clay forming techniques. In addition to exhibiting and selling his wares he currently teaches Commercial Art and Graphic Design at the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center in New Castle, PA as well as leads workshops on atmospheric firing across the United States. Patrons interested in his story and work can contact him through his website


005_Amber Diehm Heuer

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Amber Diehm Heuer. Amber Diehm Heuer believes that the significant events, experiences, and patterns throughout your life offer some gift of awareness, healing, or transformation, and you can use these experiences and gifts to help others. As a Spiritual Life + Business Coach through her business, Soul Bright Visionary LLC, Amber uses her psychic connection, life experiences, curiosity, and love of planning to create spiritual and personal development programs and classes. She also offers psychic readings and hosts the Women in Spiritual Entrepreneurship Circle and Live Your Light Community. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa. You can learn more about Amber and her offerings at


004_Sharon Taphorn

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is Sharon Taphorn. Sharon is an international teacher, writer, healer, author, mystic and guardian of Mother Earth. Author of Angel Guidance, Messages of Love and Healing, Sharon is a regular columnist at since 2014 and a contributing writer since 2012. She has been published in various publications and newspapers including, Issues Magazine, and The Sedona Journal of Emergence. She is certified in Inverse Wave Therapy, Certified Signature Cell Healing Practitioner/Trainer, Quality of One, Reiki Master/Teacher, Ra~Sheeba Master/Teacher, Guarani Shamanic & Energy Healing, Tachyon Wellness Practitioner, Certified Overlight Spiritual Intuitive, Certified Fairyologist, Munay Ki Rites of Empowerment, Certified Facilitator of the Ten Principles of Consciously Creating, Certified Spiritual Communication, Past Life Regression Therapy/Transformation, Animal Communication, Tarot Reading, Meditation, and more. For more information, go to Sharon's website:


003_Claire Larkins

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is her dear friend, Claire Larkins. Claire Larkins has worked with animals since the age of 13 starting off in zoos working with a variety of species before moving onto birds of prey. After spending a couple of years travelling the world followed by a life changing accident, Claire knew she wanted to help animals on a different level. After going through months of rehabilitation herself, she knew she would be able to use her unique perspective and empathy to help animals and so she trained in animal rehabilitation, specialising in hydrotherapy, laser therapy, and canine massage opening her own state of the art centre in 2018, Blue Bear Animal Rehabilitation Ltd.


001_Josh Covert

Lisa Renee's guest on this episode is her long-time friend, Josh Covert. Josh Covert is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger with 25+ years of professional experience currently residing in Johnstown, Pa. Equally at home in jazz, fusion, jam, and gospel, he plays with several projects including HABATAT, Jeff Webb and the Delectable Sound and as a solo artist. He is also an active studio musician on both guitar and trumpet and holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. You can find him on Facebook at Josh Covert Music@7handsaround or on youtube or instagram at jcmusic226.