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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. 211 - Angela Santomero

Look for the helpers. - Fred Rogers With what we see on social media, hear in the news, and witness in everyday life interactions, does the world seem harsher to you these days? Maybe you feel a little hopeless but there is something you can do and guest, Angela Santomero, explains how in this Small Changes Big Shifts podcast episode. Not only is Angela helping empower kids and parents through her Emmy award winning kids' shows, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Blue's Clues plus her book,...


Ep. 210 - Wendy Basch

It's not too late to get the physical health and emotional well-being you desire. Owner of Rise and Shine Wellness, Wendy Basch, joins Dr. Michelle Robin to share her mission to provide a safe place of belonging and support in which individuals gain the courage, clarity, and purpose needed to achieve their best physical health and emotional well-being. As you listen, you’ll learn all about: Jill’s Hope Listen and find out about Dr. Michelle and Wendy’s new movement, The SHIFT...


Ep. 209 - Jessica Blublaugh

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou Jessica Blublaugh has spent 15 years in the non-profit sector, specifically in events and marketing. After four years at the KC Sports Commission, she moved on to the Women’s Sports Foundation in New York and then Atlanta. In her time there, Jessica had the opportunity to work with sports greats like Billie Jean King, Michelle Kwan, Aimee Mullins, Julie...


Ep. 208 - Lisa Adams

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. - Deepak Chopra Lisa Adams, an experienced nurse and health & wellness coach, and author of her first book, America’s Real Healthcare Crisis, helps overwhelmed professionals and health care providers recognize and manage the effects of chronic stress—the leading cause of disease, poor work performance and life dissatisfaction. Lisa provides simple, life-long and practical tools to help...


Ep. 207 - Dr. Ellen Vora

"Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius In this episode of the Small Changes Big Shifts podcast, we are joined by board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist and yoga teacher, Dr. Ellen Vora who has also authored the chapter on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Psychiatry in the textbook Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Psychiatry. Dr. Vora takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person and addressing the problem...


Ep. 206 - Dr. Bradley Dyer

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. - Hippocrates Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Premier Integrative Health, Dr. Bradley Dyer, knew that there was more to helping others than just the misguided healthcare system he was working in. As a hospitalist, he was expected to practice in a very protocol driven way, which can be life-saving in acute settings, however, the...


Ep. 205 - Kelly Noonan - Gores

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.- Albert Einstein A Los Angeles native, Kelly Noonan - Gores, started her career in front of the camera, acting and hosting over a span of 20 years and considers her latest project, the documentary feature, HEAL, which is now on Netflix, her greatest passion and life’s work. Before releasing HEAL, she started Elevative Entertainment in 2012 and then transitioned...


Ep. 204 - Joel Goldberg

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.- Jimmy Johnson A native of suburban Philadelphia and Chicago, Joel Goldberg has worked as part of the Royals’ broadcast team for FOX Sports Kansas City since 2008 and serves as the television play-by-play voice for the ECHL Kansas City Mavericks. In his career so far, he has spent nearly 25 years in television, developing and maintaining relationships with professional athletes, coaches, and team management. He...


Ep. 203 - Dr. Ann Marie Barter

Shoot for the moon and you will land among the stars. What comes to mind when you hear the words, ‘chiropractic medicine’? Today on Small Changes Big Shifts, we are joined by Chiropractor, Dr. Ann-Marie Barter of Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic, who was very skeptical about her now profession until she experienced the treatment first hand. It was like magic to her; she felt new and a better version of herself. So, she immersed herself in school at the University of...


Ep. 202 - Dr. Jay LaGuardia

Your life reflects your choices that you have made. So if you want a different life, make different choices. - Dr. Michelle Robin How can improving your conscious awareness enhance both your life and those in your wellness tribe? In this Small Changes Big Shifts episode, we are joined by Chiropractor, Personal Coach, Author, and Speaker, Dr. Jay LaGuardia who has dedicated 30 years of his life to helping people around the world to understand the power of Conscious Awareness so they can...


Ep. 201 - Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan

"Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. You would not be reading this now. Suffering cracks open the shell of ego & then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary." - Eckhart Tolle Are you ready to upgrade your life, change the world, and experience the next level of human possibilities? Globally recognized...


Ep. 200 - Dee Wallace

“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet including yourself. Let your presence light new life in the hearts of others.”- Mother Teresa Love yourself beyond anyone or anything else. Love yourself so much that you can’t do anything that doesn’t make you love yourself more. That is the message Small Changes Big Shifts Guest, Healer, Author, and Actress, Dee Wallace, is bringing to the world. Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, Dee Wallace has worked as a teacher, dancer and...


Ep. 199 - JJ Virgin

"Don’t wish it was easier, make yourself stronger." - JJ Virgin In this episode of Small Changes Big Shifts, JJ Virgin, joins Dr. Michelle to discuss her latest book, Warrior Mom: 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience ,the life and business challenges she has overcome, and what small changes we can make for vibrant health as we age. If JJ’s name sounds familiar, it should. She is a Fitness and nutrition expert who has written about health for such publications as Mind Body Green, Rodale...


Ep. 198 - Dr. Ann Shippy

"Remind yourself how resilient you are, keep looking for answers and you can have extraordinary health." - Dr. Ann Shippy Toxicity surrounds all of us; at school, at work, in our cars, and even at home. But most of us have no idea what to look for or what to do about it when we find it. On this Small Changes Big Shifts episode, Dr. Michelle is speaking with Internal and Functional Medicine Physician andthe Author of the Mold Toxicity Workbook and Shippy Paleo Essentials, Dr. Ann Shippy...


Ep. 197 - Dr. Trevor Cates

Our skin is the magic mirror that gives us great information about our overall health. Instead of seeing your skin’s appearance as something that needs to be covered up or suppressed, pay attention to what it’s telling you. - Dr. Trevor Cates Is that favorite lipstick, lotion, or perfume of yours actually harming your health? Today on Small Changes Big Shifts, we have Dr. Trevor Cates aka The Spa Doctor joining us on Small Changes Big Shifts. Dr. Cates is the founder and owner of The Spa...


Ep. 196 - Robyn Johnson

The body is a complicated machine but it’s actually pretty simple. It doesn’t need a lot to function effectively, we just have to make sure we give it the purity and sufficiency it needs so that it can have the tools to do the things that it was designed to do. - Dr. Michelle Robin It's often overlooked but having healthy hormones is vital for our wellbeing and there are many outside factors that often disrupt them. One such example is birth control and this week we have Dietitian...


Ep. 195 - Kiersten Adkins

If I replace ‘I’ with ‘We,’ even ‘Illness’ becomes ‘Wellness.’ - Malcolm X Today on Small Changes Big Shifts, we have the Executive Director of Pathway to Hope, Kiersten Adkins, joining us to share how the organization is helping parents better understand their children’s mental illness diagnosis, treatments, and recovery plans in a supportive community that understands what they’re experiencing. Specifically, Kiersten and Dr. Michelle discuss Pathway to Hope’s E3 Education Program...


Ep. 194 - Gabriella Feingold

You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken. You do not have to try and make everyone happy. For now, take time for you. It’s time to replenish. - Unknown Are you spending so much time helping others that you've forgotten to take care of yourself? If nothing was in the way, what would your ideal life look like? Many of us have been programmed to believe that it is selfish to put ourselves first but it's actually the opposite. Today we are...


Ep. 193 - Shanna Adamic

The gap between where you are and self-love is self-care.- Dr. Michelle Robin Young mother and Senior Operations Manager for the First Hand Foundation, Shanna Adamic, knew that something was wrong with her health but various misdiagnosis she received from dehydration to sinus infections were keeping her from knowing the truth that she had a rare benign brain tumor called an Acoustic Neuroma. Then, one day she and her husband learned about Maria Menounos' brain tumor diagnosis and noticed...


Ep. 192 - Crystal Jenkins

"If I can find love, kindness, and compassion for myself, then I can find it for my mother because everyone is just trying to do the very best that they can." - Crystal Jenkins Today on Small Changes Big Shifts, we are honoring mothers with Your Wellness Connection’s very own, Crystal Jenkins. Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Your Wellness Connection as well was a Director of Teacher Training at The Hoffman Institute. Mother’s Day can mean a lot of different things...