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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. 173 - Christine Hansen

Sleep is the best meditation. - Dalai Lama When it comes to our health, sleep is a vital component that many people are missing in their lives. Whether you are a parent, stressed out after a long day, or just can’t seem to sleep regularly, you know just how much sleep impacts your performance the next day. Today on Small Changes Big Shifts, we’re here to help you improve the quality of your sleep with Sleep Expert, Christine Hansen, aka The Sleep Boss. Christine has a very extensive health...


Ep. 172 - Erin Burch

Your body is your strongest asset.- Erin Burch Instead of immediately attacking chronic aches and pains, can we learn from them and heal our bodies with a different approach? That is the point of view and mission of founder of The Burch Method, creator of Core Container™ System, author of the Create Your Ideal BodyeBook, host of the Luscious For Life Podcast, and proclaimed, Body Whisperer by her clients, Erin Burch. Especially in the midst of our current opioid epidemic, self-care and...


Ep. 171 - Dr. Michelle Robin and Christina Hager

Rather than focusing on making 12 changes all at once this January, there is no better method to transforming your life in 2019 than by focusing on making gradual, small changes over the course of the year. Each month, we are helping you turn small changes into big shifts by interviewing top experts from their respected industries. Together, we are here to help you focus on just one area of your life, one step at a time. Whether it’s sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, or movement this month,...


Ep. 170 - David Flood

Kindness has a big effect on the lives of people. Not only on the people who directly receive our compassion but even more so on the people who witness our acts of goodness from afar. That’s the bigger picture when we do something good for another person. When you go out of your way to help another person, you probably have no idea how impactful that is on the people who witness you doing it. Even opening the door for another person can greatly move and inspire others. Today, on Small...


Ep. 169 - Kim Seltzer

Once you fall in love with who you are, then you will do what you know you need to do to have a life of wellness. But how do we actually fall in love with ourselves? That was a question and journey of twists and turns that former therapist now Dating Makeover and Confidence Expert, Kim Seltzer, had to face in her own life. After moving from Chicago to Santa Monica, Kim was at a pivotal moment in her personal life and marriage when she realized one afternoon that clothes truly do make the...


Ep. 168 - Diana Eskander

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.- Oscar Wilde Can we create an ideal romance by building a deep connection with ourselves first? That is the question that Love Coach, Diana Eskander, asked herself when she realized that in order to feel appreciated in a relationship, she had to appreciate herself first. On this week’s episode of the Small Changes Big Shifts Podcast, Diana and Dr. Michelle Robin explore the three emotions of depression, boredom, and loneliness....


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...