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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. 140 - Dr. Richard Prather

Being healthy or well isn’t just exercising or eating right but is taking care of your whole body, mind and spirit. Dr. Richard Prather is helping people care for their health in a new way by looking at the whole person. Much like the Quadrants of Wellbeing approach, Dr. Richard takes every person he sees through the same kind of tests and protocols in order to get a look at the whole person. From there, he then takes the results and works through a plan with you but does not neglect or...


Ep. 139 - Derek Rydall

Are you looking to find yourself? Your true self, the self that ignites your soul and really gets you excited about your life and what you are doing? Derek Rydall is a spiritual visionary, who is helping people all over find and tune into their own potential. Derek is a firm believer in being the change you wish to see in the world and that it all starts with a clear vision. At the end of the day, it is about thinking, feeling, being and doing and Derek practices what he preaches every...


Ep. 138 - Dr. Deb Butler

We have all tried different diets and weight loss programs and more often than not no weight is lost, or in some cases weight is gained. What went wrong? Normally is it because we aren’t treating ourselves from an inside out approach. Dr. Deb Butler is here to help people lose weight through brain science, nutrition, physiology and life coaching and lessons. She uses her own personal journey of weight loss and weight gain and created a program to help you think correctly for losing weight...


Ep. 137 - Brett Blair

We all experience career shifts but Brett Blair has had the unique opportunity to go through three completely different careers so far and is sharing his insights and advice with people all over the world. After experiencing a moment of clarity early one morning, he know something had to change and change quickly. He left his corporate job and opened his own recruiting firm and is now a performance and life coach helping people live their best lives. Brett not only understands that we must...


Ep. 136 - Hilary Illick

In honor of Mother’s Day, Hilary Illick is sharing her stories, advice and insights on self compassion and self love, especially; when it comes to motherhood. Hilary is not only a mother of four but is a writer, speaker, executive and life coach and teacher at the Hoffman Institute. Through her journey of becoming a mother, she realized that her own behaviors whether healthy or not were trickling down and becoming her children’s behaviors as well. In hopes of stopping these behaviors...


Ep. 135 - Dr. Travis Zigler

Over 703 million people in the world are blind due to lack of glasses. Dr. Travis Zigler is on a mission to bring access to eye care and glasses to those in Jamaica, Ecuador, Peru and more. Dr. Travis and his wife, Jenna started Eye Love in 2010 after meeting a gentleman in Educador who was blind and suffering from extreme pressure pain in his eye. After treating this quiet man for several hours, he finally exclaimed that he was pain free. It was this incident that sparked the mission for...


Ep. 134 - Dr. Michael Breus

Did you know that roughly 30% of the population is currently suffering from insomnia? That is nearly 90 million people! Dr. Michael Breus aka The Sleep Doctor is helping people all over the country take a hard look at their nightly routines and develop plans to get their best nights sleep. Dr. Breus’s passion for sleep came out of nowhere when one day there was an opening in the sleep lab during his residency and he decided to see what it was all about. Three days later and he was hooked...


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...