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94 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Out and Free (Anthony Guillen)

First off, I love Anthony Guillen for so many reasons - his authenticity and vulnerability, his love for humanity and makeup and his humor. We met through a mutual friend and I’m so grateful. Bio coming.


93 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: College 101: Access, Power and Money (Lauren Schandevel)

A collective of students developed a misguided guide on budgeting whom many thought was tone deaf and insensitive. Several students “clapped back” with a guide of their own which is how I came to know Lauren Schandevel. Lauren Schandevel is a rising senior at the University of Michigan studying Public Policy with a minor in Community Action and Social Change. Originally from a working-class suburb of Detroit, Lauren’s activism on campus is devoted to empowering and advocating for...


92 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Art, Soul Connecting and Real Life (Elena Brower)

Elena Brower is one of those people that you just feel grounded, safe and seen around. She has come from a place of lack and worry to fully own a place of abundance and gratitude. She’s humble, loving, tolerant and has a quiet strength about her that is contagious. She’s generous with her time and energy and is authentic and vulnerable which always opens the door wider for others to be as well. Mama, teacher, author, speaker and Presidential Diamond leader with dōTERRA, Elena has taught...


91 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Restoring Humanity to Healthcare (Rushika Fernandopulle, MD)

I have known Rushika Fernandopulle, MD for nearly seven years and I worked for Iora Health for almost six years. He’s a man of integrity, humility and seeks to provide support for humanity and he’s a lot of fun. When I lived in Las Vegas, NV I always looked forward to his visits to the Las Vegas practices because his insight was unique, practical and humane. Rushika Fernandopulle, MD is a physician who has spent more than ten years involved in efforts to improve the quality of healthcare...


90 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Navigating Grief (Robyn Donaldson, PhD)

Robyn Donaldson is an amazing human. I heard great things about her before I even had the pleasure of meeting her. She is brilliant, humble, intelligent and feels a great sense of duty serving others especially when it comes to grief. On a normal weeknight in 2013, Dr Robyn Donaldson’s husband did not come home from work. He had been killed in a motorcycle accident less than a mile from their home. Adjusting to life without her husband of two short years and partner of seven was far from...


89 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: #MeToo and More (Lisa Boehm)

Lisa Boehm is one of those souls who makes you think every time she shares, whether online or off. She has done significant self-work and is always continuing to grow as a human. Speaking with her is refreshing and she utilizes her privilege for good and she speaks truth to power. Always. Lisa Boehm is a freelance beauty stylist in the Pacific Northwest. Lisa believes that telling the truth can be an act of love. Like James Baldwin said, “If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the...


88 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Attitude of Gratitude (Onawa LaBelle)

Onawa LaBelle is one of those people that inspires others without trying. A noticeable cornerstone of her life is gratitude and service. She always remembers the folks who believed in her before she could believe in herself and she pays it forward daily without fail. Onawa LaBelle is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Personality and Social Contexts Program in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan. Drawing heavily upon Positive Psychology, Onawa’s work broadly aims to...


87 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Live Your Freedom (Jen Ross)

Jen Ross it one of those people with whom you immediately feel connected. She has a warm and affirming presence that allows you to feel that your best self and living your freedom is possible. Jen Ross is a Body-Centered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Teacher, Modern Day Shaman and Social Justice Advocate. She serves as an archaeologist of the soul and a doula to your transition. Jen has been in the field for over 20 years and she currently runs her psychotherapy practice out of Boulder, CO...


86 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: From Activist to Domestic Terrorist (Jake Conroy)

Jake Conroy is an insightful soul. He’s very concerned about how his actions impact the environment and humanity. He also is willing to hold companies - large or small - to a higher standard which they do not like as evidenced by his story. Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer based in San Francisco, California. As a co-founder of Ocean Defense International, he helped lead the first ever disruption of a whale hunt in US coastal waters, putting himself between the...


85 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Scott Strode)

I got a chance to speak with Scott Strode and I was blown away with how such a seemingly simple idea could have such a huge impact on recovery. And it makes sense, right? We were created for community and that’s what he’s created with The Phoenix. I’m looking forward to checking it out next time I’m in Denver or Boston! Scott is the founder and national executive director of The Phoenix. Phoenix offers a unique approach to combat addiction by fostering a sober, supportive, physically...


84 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Tia Clinton)

I’ve known Tia Clinton for almost two years and she’s one of the amazing ones. Her light radiates and draws you in. She works hard for the things she wants. Her brilliance, intellect and drive is inspiring and Tia is funny AF. You’ll always have a good time with her. Bio coming soon…


83 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Michael King)

When I spoke with Michael about his story, I was struck by his zest for life, his humility and his general positivity. His story is a ‘fall from grace and get back up and do some good in the world’ type. Definitely another story of redemption as a result of not drinking. Whenever I’m in the Pacific Northwest, I will definitely do my best to meet him. Michael King is the National Director of Outreach & Engagement with Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization dedicated to...


82 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Mariel Hufnagel)

Mariel Hufnagel is a humble soul filled with grace and dignity, but it wasn’t always this way. She has an easy way about her that makes people feel comfortable in her presence. She is inspiring, down to earth and lots of fun. Mariel battled with alcohol & drug addiction, bipolar disorder and bulimia nervosa for all of her teenage years – leaving her bankrupt emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. Mariel is formerly incarcerated, a convicted felon, formerly homeless and a...


81 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Taryn Strong)

Taryn Strong is an amazing soul, bursting with life and positive energy. A firm member of the badass brigade, she advocates for multiple pathways of recovery for women. Her energy is contagious and is a source of solace and hope for women across the globe. As a recovery advocate, she hosts events all over the world specifically dedicated to creating a space for women to recover. Taryn is grateful to be in recovery from drug addiction, self harm, disordered eating and codependency. Taryn...


80 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Fay Zenoff)

Talking with Fay Zenoff was so much fun and time flew by. She’s grounded and very spiritual person. It’s clear her recovery has settled into every cell of her body and her soul radiates this peace that is contagious. I look forward to meeting her IRL when I finally make my way to NorCal. Fay Zenoff is the driving spirit behind the emergence of the Center for Open Recovery (COR). Since being hired as the Executive Director for The National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug...


79 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Chef Bill Haley)

I have yet to meet Chef Bill Haley, a brother from another mother. He’s insightful and thoughtful, generous and humble. His passion for food and recovery shines through in all that he does. His artistry touches not just food and nutrition, but his genuine connection with humanity, especially those that are struggling with a life-threatening disease of substance use disorder. He’s been there so he can definitely empathize with those in early recovery. Personally, I cannot wait to taste some...


78 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Tahra Luther)

I love Tahra Luther and have since we first met. She helped me tremendously as I navigated my move from Las Vegas, NV to Ann Arbor, MI. She has a heart that is genuine and open to all. She loves big and has a way about her that is authentic and so real. She’s an inspiration to many and proclaims my life’s theme song, “This Is Me!” Tahra Luther was born in Methuen, Massachusetts and lived in Brazil for a few years as a baby. She grew up in Florida, and then moved to Michigan with her...


77 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Danette Galvis)

I have known Danette Galvis for years. She’s one of those people that you meet that you cannot get out of your head. Her energy is contagious and she has a zest for life that is not often seen. She loves hard and well. She’s a beautiful soul and I’m grateful the Divine saw fit for our paths to cross many years ago.


76 | theTYPEAhippie Podcast | ChiCast: Stories of Sobriety (Ariel Britt)

I met Ariel through friends of friends and immediately felt a connection to her. She’s confident, likable and friendly. I thought I would like to stay connected and maybe go to tea and then found out she lived somewhere else, but thankfully we can stay connected across state lines which is what we’ve done and our friendship has grown. Ariel “Air” Britt is an exceptional speaker with a passion for advocacy and working with young people. She can quickly capture audiences with her...