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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. 167 - Ange Simson

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”- Ange Simson When it comes to being healthy, there isn’t just one factor and there might not only be one hurdle standing in your way but many. Today on Small Changes Big Shifts, we have Founder of The Gratitude Project, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach,Writer, and Happiness Expert, Ange Simson, share her own wellness journey with us, what health obstacles most women face, how to step into and honor your own person, and how gratitude plays a big...


Ep. 166 - Rob Dionne

“The process is the result.”- Rob Dionne So many times, we think of weight loss as a long term goal. Something that will happen down the road and will take months and months of work to achieve but Rob Dionne of Open Sky Fitnessis teaching us a new way of thinking. Rob has his own personal story of weight loss and self discovery that he uses to help others find true happiness and self acceptance. He teaches people that short term goals are the way to make big changes in your life and on the...


Ep. 165 - Rita Blitt

“Kindness is contagious, catch it and pass it on!” -Rita Blitt Award-winning painter, sculptor, filmmaker, and creator the phrase, “Kindness is contagious, catch it,” Rita Blittshares how she created those words and became part of Beth Smith’s Kindness Programin Kansas City. The Kindness Program encourages acts of gentleness, thoughtfulness, compassion, and humanity. As you listen to this interview, you’ll learn how the Kindness Program expanded to include teaching students about kindness...


Ep. 164 - Diane Sieg

Over the years, there have been many different approaches to improve our personal wellness from work-life balance, self-care, mindfulness, to work-life integration. One of these wellness practices that we can begin to incorporate into our lives is resiliency and focusing on how we show up in the world. Especially for healthcare workers, building resiliency can be vital for their mental, physical, and emotional health. Today on Small Changes Big Shifts, former ER nurse, speaker, author, and...


Ep. 163 - Lynda Monk

“We can only treat others with the same level of kindness that we give ourselves.” - Gail Straub, Author of The Rhythm of Compassion: Caring for Self, Connecting with Society No matter who you are, there are many wonderful benefits to writing. Whether you’re making a gratitude list, journaling thoughts, or trying to work through all the noise in your head, writing can help fill your cup, gain clarity, prevent burnout, and come home to yourself through greater self-awareness. Today,...


Ep. 162 - Lyn Lindbergh

We all have these good intentions to eat healthy, exercise more, be mindful and more but how many of those goals have actually fallen through for you? Maybe you truly tried with all your effort but then felt left behind by the fitness industry? Today, we are helping you overcome any obstacles that are in your way to help you start living a healthier life you will love without it seeming like such a burden. Tune in as Author of Couch to Active and Founder of the brand, Couch to Active, Lyn...


Ep. 161 - Jennifer Robinson

Always on the go with lots of energy, Jennifer Robinson worked hard at balancing her family’s life while also organizing and executing plans as a Director of Events. However, one day she noticed her energy beginning to shift and didn’t feel like she was herself anymore. She also began to gradually notice signs of fatigue, pain, thirst, dimming vision, muscle weakness, constant headache and loss of body mass. Not even Benadryl, M&Ms, or coffee could mask or help the symptoms and she knew it...


Ep. 160 - Dr. Georgia Nab

Our childhood experiences can often have an impact of what we want to do with our lives and how we will inspire the rest of the world. For author, educator, and owner of Authentic Life, Dr. Georgia Nab, it was the television series, Trapper John M.D., which moved her to have a career in the world of health care. However, after she began to study medicine, she realized it wasn’t the right path for her. So, she switched over to become a chiropractic and has never looked back since. Today on...


Ep. 159 - Teri Griege

Life can change at the blink of an eye and set out us out on a new path. That’s exactly what happened to author, cancer survivor, and Founder of the non-profit organization, Powered by Hope, Teri Griege. Throughout her entire life, she has been a wonderful athlete. From playing high school sports to competing in several marathons and triathlons including the The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Then one moment changed her path and way of living. Before she crossed the line to...


Ep. 158 - Amy Medling

1 in 5 women are affected by PCOS. That means that 20% of women worldwide are dealing with a syndrome that looks differently on and for everyone so how do they find the help they need? Amy Medling is here to help. Amy was diagnosed over 15 years ago with PCOS after years and years of unanswered questions, confusing conversations and painful symptoms. She has now taken her own experience and is using it to help women take back their power when it comes to their health and PCOS. A PCOS Diva...


Ep. 157 - Megan Gilmore

Despite her website’s catchy name, Megan Gilmore does not believe in “detoxing” in the sense of a drastic, quick-fix diet. In fact, eating well hasn’t always come naturally for her. As a military brat, Megan’s family moved often while she was growing up and they relied heavily on fast food. Megan was fortunate to be an active child with a good metabolism, but her bad eating habits caught up with her in college when she became more sedentary. Megan gained nearly 30 pounds during her freshman...


Ep. 156 - Evan Demarco

Our lives are ours to shape. Evan Demarco thought he had life mapped out with being a professional athlete then entering wall street but quickly realized that the life he was living wasn’t the life he was meant to live. He returned to school and learned everything he possibly could after discovering the gap existing between sports development and sports lifestyle and nutrition. Evan found his passion in bridging that gap through science and supplements and a healthy lifestyle. Now he is...


Ep. 155 - James Swanwick

Just do it. Three simple words and yet they carry so much weight. James Swanwick is a huge fan of the saying as he believes that at the end of the day we either do it or we don’t but that it is our choice. James has life experience stemming from time in the world of business, media, health and wellness and more. He is drawing from his own highs and lows to help people realize the power they have within themselves. One way James is helping people is through realizing the power alcohol holds...


Ep. 154 - Raana Zia

Feeling stuck? You’re not alone. Raana Zia had accomplished everything she set out to do when it came to her professional life but couldn’t shake the feeling that something bigger was out there for her. Raana took this feeling, listened to herself and set out on a new adventure which led her to finding her inner light. She took time to create intention, find gratitude and let go of the uncontrollable and in the process became empowered. We all have the power to create the reality we...


Ep. 153 - Josh Trent

A wellness journey in search of the truth. That is what Josh Trent set out to do in 2004 and hasn’t looked back since. Josh went from being in a rough place in life both physically and mentally and channeled it into a passion and drive to help others. He is helping people understand the power of emotional and physical intelligence in order to be more present in life. Josh draws from his experience as a personal trainer and his own struggle with weight to connect with others and help them...


Ep. 152 - Yasmine Simmons

“I just wanted to help people.” Yasmine Simmons knew at a young age that she wanted to make a difference and be a force for good and has continued to live up to this every day since then. As a Nurse Practitioner, she has an understanding of the importance of whole person care and that we must continue to ask questions, push forward and not give up when it comes to our own and others health and wellness. This passion and perspective has led her to becoming the Executive Director of BigShifts...


Ep. 151 - Grace Estripeaut

Imagine living in six different countries in the matter of just nine years. Often times it is hard enough just moving a couple blocks down the road but add in different cultures, languages, time zones and more and your stability and peace are going to be put to the test. Grace Estripeaut took this unique experience growing up all over and has turned it into the framework her practice is built upon - peace and stability. From the corporate world to small businesses, Grace is reducing...


Ep. 150 - Mandy Shoemaker

Did you just send your kids off to school? Or maybe you are getting ready to send them off? Mandy Shoemaker has a unique perspective into children and schools coming from a past as a school principal and being a mother. We are constantly hearing about troubles and tragedies happening at schools all across the country and it can leave us feeling hopeless and defeated. Mandy knows the importance of finding balance, giving validation, and building relationships when it comes to teaching and...


Ep. 149 - Heidi Hanna

Is there such a thing as good stress? Absolutely. Heidi Hanna says that stress is non-emotional and is just the stimulus that happens when demand is greater than capacity. And depending on how we react and process stress determines if it is a positive or negative experience. Sounds simple when you put it like that. Heidi understands that it may sound simple but as human beings we tend to make it more complicated so she is here to help people understand, digest and process their...


Ep. 148 - Dr. Michelle Robin

Your vibe attracts your tribe. I have said it before on this show and it is often my number one piece of advice I share with clients; find your tribe. We are all trying to go at this thing called life alone when in reality, we were meant to go at it together. We are going through high’s and low’s as a community and it seems all we hear and see is bad news. Our future generations are being bombarded with information at the speed of light and we can see the impact it is having on them. If we...