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Author: Erin Wilkins

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Welcome to The Essentially Erin Podcast where we’ll talk about the good, the hard, and everything in between. I hope you come here and feel empowered, inspired, and just a little bit less alone.

7 Episodes
In this informative and empowering episode, Dr. Kalli Hale explains all you need to know about sleep-disordered breathing in children. Erin and Dr. Kalli discuss the symptoms and causes along with the importance of early intervention. As the founder of Toothpillow, a preventative, pre-orthodontic method that corrects and supports proper jaw development, Dr. Kalli Hale is dedicated to bringing an affordable and effective solution to families to address sleep-disordered breathing. Use code ERIN in the “Who's the person we can thank for referring you?” field for a free Toothpillow consultation ($50 value) and $250 off treatment from 6/12/2024-6/19/2024. After 6/19/2024 ERIN will give you 50% off the consultation (regularly $50) and $100 off treatment.  Connect with Dr. Kalli Hale: Dr. Kalli Hale's Instagram The Sleep Well Journey Instagram Website Connect with me: Instagram Website About Dr. Kalli Hale: Dr. Kalli Hale was born and raised in Anderson, TX and grew up on a small farm. She did her undergraduate and master’s studies at Texas A&M University and graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. She comes from an entire family of dentists (both parents, husband, and sister) which has been a huge blessing over the years. Dr. Hale and her husband have three beautiful children and a labradoodle. When she is not at work, she is busy with her children at go-kart race tracks, dance practice, or cooking at home. She was a competitive piano player growing up and loves that her children are also learning to play. She is married to her high-school sweetheart and best friend, Dr. Kyle Hale. Dr. Kalli Hale is passionate about how our teeth affect our systemic health. Her training in obstructive sleep apnea has transformed both her personal and professional career. Dr. Hale is a Clinical Advocate for VIVOS Therapeutics and works with dentists around the country to develop clinical protocols for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Her work in pediatric expansion and sleep-disordered breathing catapulted her speaking career and lives by the slogan “we have to stop getting it wrong for our kids.” She is faculty for the Dental Success Network and a key-opinion leader for Candid. She is proud to be a founder and the Chief Dental Officer for Toothpillow.
In this encouraging episode, Erin sits down with Karen Welton to dive into the idea of pain free birth. Drawing from both Karen and Erin’s personal experiences and deep knowledge, they explore the art of envisioning and achieving the birth you dream of. In this episode, Karen also shares the birth stories of her own children and offers her best tips for a pain free birth. Connect with Karen: Instagram Facebook Website Connect with me: Instagram Website Karen generously has provided some free resources for you from her birth course: Free Partner's Cheatsheet Free Provider Questions Download Free FB Group About Karen: Having had THREE empowering, pain-free births, Karen is passionate about helping other women overcome fear and pain and discover how powerful they really are. As a doula and childbirth educator, she has supported hundreds of women in their childbirth journey. Her E-Courses, Pain Free Birth and Postpartum Bliss, teach women how to partner with their body's divine design to have a pain-free, ecstatic birth (and postpartum!) experience. Her goal is to change the global culture of birth so that women no longer fear birth, but look forward to it with joy.
Renowned Midwife, Ina May Gaskin, joins Erin to share her extensive knowledge and experiences in childbirth. In this informative episode, Ina May shares about the history of obstetrics and breech birth, the deliveries of her children, The Farm Midwifery Center, her books, and shoulder dystocia.  Connect with Ina: Facebook Books Connect with me: Instagram Website About Ina May: A certified professional midwife who has attended more than 1,200 births, Ina May Gaskin is known as the “mother of authentic midwifery.” Gaskin joined the Peace Corps after college and taught English in Malaysia for two years before returning to the United States to obtain her master’s degree. During the birth of her first child in the 1960’s, Gaskin experienced the terrible practice of having her child pulled into the world with forceps. The incident fueled her determination to find a saner way to give birth. A few years later, during a five-month long speaking tour with her husband, Stephen Gaskin, and more than two hundred young idealists, she witnessed her first birth, one of many that would occur during the trip. Because many of the women were without health insurance or money to pay for a doctor, Gaskin often assisted in births by default, eventually aided by the instruction and support of a sympathetic obstetrician. In 1971, the group purchased a large tract of land in rural Tennessee and established a cooperative community. Gaskin located a doctor willing to serve as a mentor and medical liaison, and the Farm Midwifery Center was born. During a stay in Guatemala in 1976, Gaskin learned a technique for preventing and resolving shoulder dystocia, a condition that occurs during birth when the baby’s head is born, but the shoulders are stuck in the birth canal. After using the method with great success, she began to teach and publish articles about the method. Now referred to as the Gaskin maneuver, it is the first obstetrical procedure to be named after a midwife. Gaskin has lectured in numerous countries and is the author of several books, including Spiritual Midwifery (1975), the first text written by a midwife published in the United States. In 2011, Gaskin received the Right Livelihood Award, an honor bestowed each year by the Swedish Parliament; the award is often referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”
In this powerful episode, Erin sits down with Ashleigh Di Lello, Mind Coach and Creator of Bio Emotional Healing. They dive deep into nervous system rewiring, emotional regulation, boundaries for technology, fight or flight responses, turning triggers into gratitude, and much more.  Connect with Ashleigh: Ashleigh’s Website Ashleigh’s Instagram Ashleigh’s Podcast Ashleigh’s Facebook Ashleigh’s Youtube Connect with me: Instagram Website About Ashleigh: Ashleigh Di Lello is the founder and creator of Bio Emotional Healing®, a revolutionary method based in neuroscience that helps her clients around the world finally break free from emotional trauma, limiting beliefs, anxiety, and the effects of chronic pain and illness. Despite being told by doctors she wouldn't live past her teenage years, she refused to give up and discovered the secret to rewiring the brain-body connection. She became an elite athlete, TV & Broadway star, entrepreneur, Brain Coach, and keynote speaker..
In this information packed episode, Erin sits down with her friend Dr. Courtney Kahla, Nervous System Chiropractor, to discuss all things baby – tongue ties, plagiocephaly, belly sleeping, breastfeeding, chiropractic care, epidurals and more.  Connect with Courtney: Dr. Courtney Kahla's Instagram OUR WELL HOUSE Instagram Nervous System Chiro Directory Instagram Dr. Courtney Kahla's Website OUR WELL HOUSE Website Connect with me: Instagram Website About Courtney: Dr. Courtney is a wife, mother, Doctor of Chiropractic and the owner + founder of Our Well House in Frisco, TX. She specializes in fertility, preconception, prenatal, pediatric, women’s health and whole family wellness. Her firm belief in the body as self-healing and self-regulating permeates her online presence as she shares health + wellness from a normal human physiology perspective which is often backed by peer-reviewed literature, natural living, and her raw, real, and vulnerable heart as she navigates everything life brings. She has made it her mission to empower others to take control of their health by living a lifestyle that honors their God-given innate ability to heal.
In this episode, Erin sits down with Kaleem Joy, Licensed Midwife, who has attended all 5 of her births. They talk about the journey of Farrah’s birth, the model of midwifery care, and the beautiful transformation that happens in pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and motherhood. This episode is full of empowerment for mothers and Kaleem's wisdom from the past 26+ years of attending births.  Connect with Kaleem: Instagram Facebook Website Connect with me: Instagram Website Products Mentioned: The Gift of Giving Life About Kaleem: Kaleem Joy, a unique and seasoned midwife whose energetic and inspirational message empowers people during pregnancy, birth, parenthood, and life. As a mother, grandmother and lover of nature, Kaleem brings a wealth of experience and passion to the table. Her commitment to empowerment shines through in her role as educator, coach, and inspirational speaker specializing in guiding individuals through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. With a background as a homebirth midwife and serving as former Clinical Director of the California Birth Center in Rocklin, California, Kaleem has been at the forefront of providing compassionate and personalized care to expectant parents. She is the founder of NATURAL CHILDBIRTH 101, an online education platform which empowers individuals with knowledge and confidence as they travel the transformative journey from pregnancy, through birth and on to parenthood. Beyond her clinical roles, Kaleem is a mentor to aspiring midwives, sharing her wisdom and expertise to shape the future of midwifery mentoring care. She captivates a global audience with her dynamic speaking style motivating them to embrace their unique journeys and become the best versions of themselves. Kaleem Joy, a passionate advocate for empowerment, growth, and the beautiful journey of bringing new life into the world. Get ready to be inspired and motivated by the words of a woman who is dedicated to empowering people to become their greatest selves and nurturing a new generation to do the same.
Welcome to The Essentially Erin Podcast where we’ll talk about the good, the hard, and everything in between. I hope you come here and feel empowered, inspired, and just a little bit less alone.  In this episode I share an overview of my journey of being a nurse, having my babies at home, the origin of holistic living for my family, and our move from California to Tennessee. This is just the beginning - we have so many exciting things on the horizon! I am so glad you’re here. XX, Erin Connect with me: Instagram Website