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The Small Changes Big Shifts podcast is your weekly dose of wellness encouragement. It’s the small changes that stick and ultimately compound to create big shifts in our holistic well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin and her renowned guests will share wisdom, knowledge, real life stories and practical tips to inspire and inform you as you move forward on your journey to a life of wellness.

The Small Changes Big Shifts podcast is your weekly dose of wellness encouragement. It’s the small changes that stick and ultimately compound to create big shifts in our holistic well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin and her renowned guests will share wisdom, knowledge, real life stories and practical tips to inspire and inform you as you move forward on your journey to a life of wellness.
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The Small Changes Big Shifts podcast is your weekly dose of wellness encouragement. It’s the small changes that stick and ultimately compound to create big shifts in our holistic well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin and her renowned guests will share wisdom, knowledge, real life stories and practical tips to inspire and inform you as you move forward on your journey to a life of wellness.




Ep. 133 - Dr. Mark Hyman

With so many different diets, regimens, fads and trends out there in the world of health and wellness, how do we know what works for us? Dr. Mark Hyman is helping people take a step backwards to look at themselves from a whole person perspective in order to move forward with their health. The connection between how you feel and how you eat is so telling to the human body but so often overlooked. Instead of focusing on restrictive diets and what your body can’t break down, Dr. Mark focuses...


Ep. 132 - In the Name of GRACE

Over a hundred people a day are dying from opioid overdoses.That is a startling statistic that is growing each and every day due to the drug addiction problem we have in our country. Rob and Anissa Elsey are fighting back and leading the charge when it comes to sober living, providing resources and giving hope to recovering addicts. They are the Co - Founders of In the Name of Grace, a not-for-profit organization that raises fund and advocates for Oxford House in Missouri. In the Name of...


Ep. 131 - Betsy Pake

Betsy went from the corporate world to the unknown territory of being an entrepreneur. What made her make this big life change? She saw her young daughter struggling with anxiety and knew she had to do more to help her and now she is not only helping her daughter but others live big by starting small. She helps others talk through their goals and realize that it is not always about enjoying the future but living and finding joy in the present. Instead of getting caught up in where you...


Ep. 130 - Jacob Liberman

“The moment when the eye and light connect is vision” - Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman is known for being a classically trained visionist and optometrist who had a life changing vision experience of his own. He healed his own vision which lead him to the path of learning and understanding light and the true purpose of life. His passion has turned into a career as he now speaks all over the world and helps people from all over understand the connection between light, vision and...


Ep. 129 - Dr. Michelle Robin

I have wrapped up my 25th year in practice and while I thought I would go back to my normal routine after spending the last year celebrating, my spirit had other plans for me. Instead, I am now more motivated than ever to do everything I can to help make generational changes when it comes to the health and lifestyle of our future generations. The second leading cause of death of kids 10 - 24 years old is suicide. Something has to change in our current healthcare environment and it is up...


Ep. 128 - Laurie MacCaskill

Imagine you were diagnosed with what has been deemed the world’s toughest cancer, Pancreatic cancer and it is now 12 years later and you are still living a full and healthy life. How did you get here? Laurie MacCaskill’s story is one of truth, hard work, a sunny mindset and full of inspiration. Laurie likes to say her “healthy denial” mindset is what truly made the difference in her fight with pancreatic cancer as she strived to live her life as normally as possible even with her...


Ep. 127 - Rochelle Reea

What exactly is Ergonomics? Rochelle Reea is a Certified Ergonomics Specialist and Pain Relief Expert who tells us all about Ergonomics, the study of people’s efficiency in the workplace. Rochelle helps people succeed at work by making them stronger and smarter employees. She has taken her own life experiences and advice and is helping people all over the country prevent chronic conditions through the Alexander Technique. She has over 37 years of experience to draw from to help you work...


Ep. 126 - Dr. Bowen White

Dr. Bowen White is an “organizational physician” who is interested in the “people piece” when it comes to the workplace and life in general. He encourages people to take responsibility for their own health and life because at the end of the day we have to start with ourselves in order to help others. He likes to be known as a “perspirational speaker” instead of a motivational speaker because he motivates himself and makes others sweat. How so? He talks about how we are our own biggest...


Ep. 125 - Dr. Taz Bhatia

It’s 2018 and the world is filled with different health and wellness “cure-all’s” and “do’s and don’ts” which makes it hard for us to really figure out what works for our own self. Dr. Taz Bhatia is here to help you navigate your way through all the information and find your path on your health journey and all you have to do is take a quiz! She is an innovator who is bridging the gap between traditional and integrative medicine to ultimately help people understand themselves and own their...


Ep. 124 - Lindsey Roy

Life is all about perspective. We hear this phrase all the time yet don’t often believe it or stop to actually understand that life is all about perspective, at least not until we have to. Lindsey Roy faced the unimaginable four years ago when she lost her left leg due to a boating accident while on vacation. But today, she is taking that experience and all the lessons and blessings she has learned and received since then to share her story and inspire other. Through her journey of...


Ep. 123 - Julie Edge

After a health crisis turned Julie Edge’s life upside down, she turned to life coaching and found her passion and purpose in life. Julie has experience from all facets of life that she brings together to help her clients find their strengths and help position them to lead. Not only is Julie helping people through looking at their strengths and weaknesses and behavioral patterns but is now helping people through equine facilitated coaching as well. Whether you are an entrepreneur,...


Ep. 122 - Bonnie Kelly

“Unintentional dysfunction” is how Bonnie Kelly, life coach, author and speaker, describes the world today as there is a world of hurt people, raising a world of hurt people. Bonnie’s personal transformation began at a young age as she grew up surrounded by trauma that lead to drugs, alcohol, jail and homelessness. Her life experiences have provided her with the platform to not only share her story but to spark the conversation that we should celebrate our journeys, work through the pain...


Ep. 121 - Dr. Sharad Paul

“One cannot have poor health and good skin” is something Dr. Sharad Paul, skin cancer expert often says. Our skin can tell us far more than we are even aware of and yet so often is neglected by humans. Dr. Paul is shining a light on the importance of skin and how it is key to our overall well being as it plays a role in all aspects of our lives. Skin is not only the largest organ but sense of touch is the only essential sense in the human body so our skin is invaluable and Dr. Paul knows...


Ep. 120 - Dr. Celine Gounder

Dr. Celine Gounder is taking on the world of disease and social injustice through treating and talking to people all over the world. She is known as the “Disease Detective” as she treats people suffering from HIV to Ebola to post surgical infections. Not only is she a practicing physician but she is also taking on the role of Medical Journalist as she has covered topics from Ebola and Zika to the current opioid crisis. What got Dr. Gounder interested in the world of medicine and social...


Ep. 119 - Dr. Norm Shealy

One of my favorite guests is back for another episode - Dr. Norm Shealy of Shealy Wellness. Dr. Shealy knew from age 4 that he wanted to be a physician and by age 16 knew he wanted to be a neurosurgeon so it is no surprise he is still changing the world of holistic medicine at 85. His lifelong quest to find ways to successfully manage chronic pain has led to numerous breakthroughs in the medical field and more often than not have nothing to do with medication or the conventional way of...


Ep. 118 - Dr. Janice Hughes

Dr. Janice Hughes is a leader, teach and author, who has taken the executive and business world by storm through her understanding of the laws of attraction, money, and the power of thought. She understands that our thoughts become our things and that who we are currently has attracted all the things, people, places and opportunities to us in our lives. By understanding this, it allows one to use it to their advantage and adjust their thinking for each and every environment and situation...


Ep. 117 - Micah Lacerte and Diana Chaloux-Lacerte

Micah and Diana Chaloux-Lacerte are in the business of changing lives through physical, mental and emotional transformations all stemming from personal training. They own HitchFit Transformation Gym in Kansas City and Overland Park and HitchFit Online Training where they have helped over hundreds of people transform their lives through fitness. The work they do goes beyond just personal training though as often times they are the first one to believe in their clients and work to help...


Ep. 116 - Dr. Michelle Robin

Happy New Year! I want to take a second to say thank you for being on this journey with me and to share with you my exciting plans for 2018 and beyond. This year, I am focusing even more so on investing in my own wellbeing, making a wellness plan and taking the time to stick to that plan all year long. Investing in my wellbeing can mean a lot of different things, from my nutrition to fitness to even my tribe I’m surrounded by - it all plays a part in my overall wellbeing. Small changes...


Ep. 115 - Nicole Wickenhauser with

1 in 9 people in the world do not have access to safe water. That means that more people have access to a cell phone than safe water. is a not for profit organization that is helping to bring safe water and sanitation to the world through small and affordable loans. has been helping give the poor a seat at the table and making sure local financial markets work for the poor as much as they do for the affluent for over 25 years. Nicole Wickenhauser is Director of...


Ep. 114 - Dr. Steven Gundry

One of the best things you can do for your health is to get a dog. Can you imagine a doctor writing you a prescription telling you to go visit an animal shelter or adopt a rescue dog? Dr. Steven Gundry, Cardiologist and Heart Surgeon, tells this to his patients quite often as he is a firm believer that by taking care of a dog; you will then take care of yourself. Dr. Gundry is known worldwide for his work as a Cardiologist but these days he is helping people improve and change their health...


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