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Healing is in your hands - Empower yourself through holistic healing

Author: Erik Harris & Kim Fleck

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We invite you to join us as we share our stories, laugh, educate, inspire, and provide you with tools and information so you can make informed wellness decisions in your life and put the healing power back in your hands. We offer information about various holistic therapies, meaning we consider the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions.

We have engaging segments like our meditative moment, healthy lifestyle tips, distance healing and more.

Our guests will share their expertise, stories, and insight into many aspects of holistic healing, and tools that worked for them. Tune in! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
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This episode is a recording of a virtual meditation that Erik led along with master medicinal aromatherapist John Odlum.  You might remember John - he was our guest way back on the fourth episode of the show.  For years now, John and Erik have been holding live events that combine aromatherapy, qi gong, guided meditation and sound healing - typically around each solstice and equinox.  This spring, In light of the coronavirus pandemic,  they decided to take the event online. We're so pleased to bring this immersive experience to the podcast. You can watch a video recording of the meditation here.  Erik and John are continuing to offer virtual qi gong essence meditations on some Sundays at 4pm EDT. The next one will take place April 19. Sign up here.  Learn more about John Odlum at tru-elements.com or search for Tru Elements on Facebook. If you missed our initial episode with John go back and listen after this one - it's a barrel of laughs, and NSFW- unless of course you're working from home! Support Healing is in Your Hands on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/healingisinyourhands Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton. Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook and Instagram @healingisinyourhands, Twitter  @HealingIsInYou1, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Testing out some new tech from their respective homes, Kim and Erik take a break from holistic healing to discuss some of life's big questions: like Android or iOS, beach or mountains, books or TV, and mushrooms or elderberries?  Plus, some of the antics of their furry friends.  Enjoy this moment of levity and of course, lots of laughter.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Our guest Kelli Joy is a massage therapist who integrates sound healing in sessions with her clients. She also works with aromatherapy, leads ecstatic dance events, practices chanting and is a student of Amma, the hugging saint. (Erik also shares a great Amma story in this episode!) Kelli is based in the Hartford, Connecticut area. To book a massage, energy work or a personal sound healing session with Kelli, text 860-508-0213 or email MEDMOBHARTFORD@gmail.com. For info on upcoming ecstatic dance events join the Facebook group Ecstatic Dance Hartford. To learn about the camp where Kelli received her gong training with master teacher Mitch Nur, visit https://www.9ways.org/event-schedule Support Healing is in Your Hands on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/healingisinyourhands  Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton.   Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook and Instagram @healingisinyourhands, Twitter  @HealingIsInYou1, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Our guest Aaron Weston is founder and "freedom facilitator" of Nourishing Necessities, a wholistic fitness and wellness center on Farmington Ave, in Hartford CT. Aaron is a man who was born with many gifts. He went through a healing journey, and came through a powerful healer.  He is multi-faceted - working with people on all levels: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. He is a master martial artist, massage therapist, shaman, and nutritionist, and is incredible at teaching people to live a holistic lifestyle.  Learn more at https://www.nourishingnecessities.life/ Support Healing is in Your Hands on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/healingisinyourhands Patreon subscribers get access to additional content: Aaron's mind-blowing stories of travel in Hawaii, Mexico and Texas.  Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton.   Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook and Instagram @healingisinyourhands, Twitter  @HealingIsInYou1, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Kim is taking a health and wellness break so we decided to bring you the recording of a lecture that Erik gave last summer at the Red Barn in Durham, CT, entitled the "Four Pillars of Optimal Health." (Please excuse the whirring sound -that's the air conditioner kicking in- it was hot that day!) Erik delivered this talk with people with chronic pain and chronic illness in mind, but the information can apply to anyone.  Some pillars may be familiar, some not so much. And If you've been wondering about the diverse modalities Erik uses with his clients, this episode is for you! Enjoy.  Support Healing is in Your Hands on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/healingisinyourhands Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton.   Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook and Instagram @healingisinyourhands, Twitter  @HealingIsInYou1, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Erik and Kim invited guests from podcast episodes so far for a special episode at the Soulshine Salt Cavern in Durham, CT to share their intention setting practices and rituals for the new year. It was so great welcome back our wonderful guests from 2018 and 2019 in this special environment. Those who couldn't join in person sent in an audio message. We are thankful for all of you who are part of our podcast community! Support Healing is in Your Hands on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/healingisinyourhands Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton.   Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook and Instagram @healingisinyourhands, Twitter  @HealingIsInYou1, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Now that the holidays are in full swing, Erik and Kim talk about ways to stay grounded throughout the  season. Some people absolutely love the holidays and others struggle to just maintain. In this episode, we chat about these two extremes and everything in between. Support Healing is in Your Hands on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/healingisinyourhands Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton.   Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook and Instagram @healingisinyourhands, Twitter  @HealingIsInYou1, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
With November being the month of gratitude,  co-hosts Erik Harris and Kim Fleck talk about how to bring gratitude into your life 365 days of the year. Regardless of joy or challenges we can always find gratitude within our day through simple routines. Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton.   Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook and Instagram @healingisinyourhands, Twitter  @HealingIsInYou1, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
In this episode, Kim goes on a 6,000 mile round trip journey to Northern Ireland to meet our incredible guest, Amanda McTaggart. Amanda has a rare connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).  EDS affects every function in Amanda's and causes severe pain, dislocations, heart problems, stomach issues, sleep disturbance, lack of concentration and overall poor mobility. She has a long list of other severe conditions that are connected to her EDS. Amanda’s situation is so severe that she is at risk of rupturing any large organ or artery at any time. Her five year-old son Ethan also exhibits some traits of this condition.  Despite all this, as you'll hear, Amanda is warm, bright and resilient.  There are no specialists who can treat Amanda's condition in Ireland, so she must travel to London every eight weeks to meet with her medical team. Amanda's treatment is not covered by the British National Health System, so she relies on crowdfunding to keep going. Visit Amanda's Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/action4amanda/) for updates and her Go Fund Me (https://www.gofundme.com/f/action-4-amanda) page to help out. Get in touch at action4amanda@hotmail.com.  Do you or someone you love have EDS? If so let us know. We want to hear about your journey and how Amanda’s story touched you. You can use the Anchor app to leave us an audio message. Or, use your phone’s voice memo app to record a message and email it to us at healingisinyourhands@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you, and you may hear yourself on a future episode of Healing is in Your Hands. Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton.  Our meditative moment this time is by Nicole Thorp. Erik Harris will be back next episode!  Follow us on all our social platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and on Snapchat at Feral20 and Earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Our guest George Herrick is a life coach, a recovery coach and a visual artist. He has also been in long term recovery. George leads meditations, facilitates retreats, and builds beautiful rock sculptures called cairns. He has been on his own wellness journey with cancer and shares some of that experience on this episode. Learn more about George Herrick at georgeherrick.com or on his Facebook page, where you can see photos of some of his cairns. Get in touch via email: georgeherrick330@gmail.com. Facebook & IG:  Healingisinyourhands Twitter: HealingIsInYou1 Snapchat: at feral20 and earthwalker11  Production of Healing is in your hands is by Andrea Muraskin with musical interludes by Craig Norton. Remember to subscribe and tell your friends. And if you have a minute, rate and review Healing is in Your Hands on Apple Podcast or iTunes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Our guest Heather is a holistic mom who raises her kids to eat healthy and live earth conscious lives, navigating food allergies with aplomb. Not only is she a talented chef and Instagramer @essentialwellness_heather, she's also wild food forager, and a graduate of level 2 Dharma School with the Naughty Shaman Center for the Shamanic Arts in Glastonbury, CT.  Follow HIIYH on all our social platforms Facebook & IG  @Healingisinyourhands Twitter @HealingIsInYou1 And of course on Snapchat at feral20 (Kim) and earthwalker11 (Erik) Production of Healing is in your hands is by Andrea Muraskin, with musical interludes by Craig Norton and Hannah’s Field. Remember to subscribe and tell your friends. And if you have a minute, rate and review Healing is in Your Hands on Apple Podcast or iTunes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Kelvin Young is a sound healer and has been in recovery from alcohol and drugs for over ten years. When Kelvin discovered sound healing it had a profound effect on his life. He has since studied sound healing with master sound healers, studied holistic stress management, and obtained a recovery coach certification. Kelvin’s story is featured in the upcoming documentary Uprooting Addiction. Kelvin serves on the board of directors of Eat the Sunlight with Kevin Reese, a non profit organization that teaches children healthy eating habits. www.eatthesunlight.com Connect with Kelvin on Facebook and Instagram @sacredsoundhealingllc www.kelvinbyoung.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
For this episode, Kim and Erik take the show on the road to Compassionfest, an event that aims to  "unite like-minded people that believe in the values of being just, kindness, equality and compassion." Held annually in Hamden, CT, the festival is a hub for vegan food, cruelty-free products, animal rights advocates and "wellness peeps." Here's where to find the fine folks you'll meet in this episode: Tynne Love, clinical herbalist and owner of Herbal Deva. Find her on Facebook  @Tynne love clinical herbalist  and Instagram  @Tynne_love , or email  breatheoutstress@gmail.com  Jo-Anne Basile, executive director of Connecticut Votes for Animals  Calvin Cline and Rachael Ricker of Naturally Custom. Find them on Instagram @Naturallycustom and Facebook @naturallycustom, or email  info@naturally-custom.com. Kelvin Young, sound healer (and upcoming guest on this podcast!) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
This episode was taped on Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, CT.  Erik and Kim talk with previous podcast guest Rachel DeCavege who is the owner and creative director of Cinder and Salt, where style meets sustainability. Rachel makes clothing using sustainable practices and is an advocate of earth conscious living.  Rachael organized this beach cleanup and partnered with Tony Marino of The Rockfall Foundation located in Middletown, CT. Rachael shares big news about being named one of Hartford Business’s 40 Under 40 for 2019. Erik and Kim chat with local beach clean-up participants with their children and share their reasons why aquatic animals and conservation efforts are important to them.  There’s lots of beautiful ocean sounds including a quiet beach meditation. You can find Rachel at http://cinderandsalt.com On Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram @cinderandsalt And the Rockfall Foundation can be located at the http://rockfallfoundation.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
On today’s episode, we welcome Roslyn Brault to the podcast who has 30 plus years working with various animals.  Ros is a pastoral counselor and an intuitive animal communication consultant. Her specialty is with working alongside animals and owners to build a harmonious space for all. She also provides intuitive dog training lessons and wellness reiki services for people and their animal companions. This episode will pull on the heartstrings of animal lovers for sure.  Erik and his wife lost their beautiful dog Shades a four months ago and Kim lost her “soul cat”, rescue Siamese, Yum-Yum  (age 14) on June 23rd and her senior kitty Basil (age of 18) on April 27th.  This episode serves as a beautiful reminder of how animal companions play such a beautiful and rewarding role in our lives. We dedicate this episode to Shades, Yum-Yum, Basil and all our animal companions that have gone before them. We send endless love to the Rainbow Bridge now and always. Blessed are those who have had the opportunity to share their heart and life with an animal companion. Below are links to learn more about Ros Brault and the many services she provides for humans and animals. Intuitive Pet Care and Training, LLC. https://www.intuitivepetcarellc.com/ Since the taping of this podcast Finnegan (Kim’s rescue dog) did in fact win in the category “It’s All About Work” in the Best Dog In The World contest in Washington, CT. We are so proud of him and honored to be one of his sponsors at the event.To see some of the event’s highlights and Finn in action, check out the Best Dog in the World facebook link below.  https://www.facebook.com/bestdogintheworldcontest/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
Cooking for healing can be time consuming and expensive, but it doesn't have to be! This episode is packed with information to help you take back your healing power in the kitchen, from gadget recommendations and meal prep tips to online ordering services that make healthy food affordable. See below for links including discounts for Healing is in Your Hands listeners! Gadgets mentioned in the episode  Vitamix Omega Juicer Instant Pot Excalibur Dehydrator Slow cooker, rice cooker, citrus juicer, mandolin  Food Gurus and Cookbooks  Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor, Crazy Sexy Juice, Crazy Sexy Kitchen and more  Life Changing Foods by Anthony William, the Medical Medium  Kathy Hester, author of Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just For You, the Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Instant Pot and more  Thug Kitchen vegan recipes and cookbooks Online Ordering Services Thrive Market - organic and non-GMO foods at up to 50% off store prices Go to http://thrv.me/healingisinyourhands for 25% off your first order.  Read this 2016 blog post on campaign to allow the use of SNAP benefits for online retailers like Thrive.  (Unfortunately the USDA is no longer allowing Thrive to accept SNAP because they don't sell fresh produce - but we will keep you posted!  Misfits Market-  Subscription service for fresh organic and non-GMO produce that’s a little misshapen but no less delicious. Go to http://misfitsmarket.refr.cc/kimberlyfleck for 25% off. Production of Healing is in Your Hands is by Andrea Muraskin, with musical interludes by Craig Norton and Hannah’s Field. To learn more about Hannah’s Field listen to our episode from March 6, 2019. And if you want to learn how Erik makes oxtail bone broth in the slow cooker, check out our December 19 episode, “Is This Soup for You? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
In  this episode, Erik chats with Kim and Dr. Wu about their recent  wellness trip to Dublin, Ireland in April 2019. They discuss what the  trip entailed, Dr. Wu’s documentary showing, the amazing people they met  and the techniques that they shared with the participants. This entire  trip was originally organized on Snapchat by Kim and came to fruition in  April. Sounds like more trips will be organized in the future to the  Emerald Isle. Dr.  Ming discusses the idea of being carefree and having effortless power.  He explains how to apply these practices to your lifestyle and not just  use book knowledge. He stresses how fear and stress cause real problems.  Erik,  Kim and Dr. Wu also discuss the power of Dr. Wu’s most recent tool, the  Quantum Energy machine and how it can go deeper and help with serious  blocks. Dr. Wu explains how Tong Ren, Qigong, and Quantum together with  herbal treatments, etc can be utilized together to make a huge  difference in his patient's lives. He calls this natural healing,  opening, using smart chi to allow the body to heal itself.  There  are wonderful testimonials from some of the people who attended and a  hilarious meditative moment by one of the participants who demonstrate  for all of us how laughter truly is the best medicine. Here  is the link to Dr. Wu’s website where you can find links to all his  social platforms and learn more about upcoming events and his online  teaching programs. https://wuhealing.com/ This  link is to the online closed Facebook group for Ireland Workshops feel  free to request entry Dr. Wu and Kim are excited for their next trip in  2020 and want to connect with as many people as they can in Ireland and  the UK.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/438533319991129/ Below  is the link to the episode "Who Am I?" The Life and Work of a Chinese  Medicine Master, with guest filmmaker, Caleb Vinson of the documentary  Who Am I?  * Who Am I? ~ winner of the award of merit from the Impact Doc Awards* https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/episodes/Who-Am-I--The-Life-and-Work-of-a-Chinese-Medicine-Master-e2e085 To hear the episode, Love From the Inside Out, with our London guest, Karen Geraghty  Click here:  https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/episodes/Love-From-the-Inside-Out-with-Karen-Geraghty-e34j07 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
In  this episode, Kim and Erik hit the road and are part of the Be In  Wellness panel at the Wu Healing Center in West Hartford, CT. Kim is the founder of this panel and they invited Erik to join them as a wellness speaker for the month of May.  Erik  discusses how holistic healing helped him on his own journey and how people can create a healthy lifestyle and heal chronic pain conditions.  This was a special event as it fell on our friend and former Be In Wellness  panel member, Dacia Jackson's birthday who recently passed away on  November 6th of 2018.  A special meditative moment is at the end of the episode in her memory. You can watch the entire event live on the Healing Is In Your Hands Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/healingisinyourhands/videos/584459508705687/?modal=admin_todo_tour Background info on Erik: Erik  has been on a journey with holistic healing since he was a teenager  where he has used a variety of holistic healing modalities to heal  himself from spinal injuries, Lyme disease, and digestive issues. It is a  comprehensive approach using diet, exercises, meditation, affirmations,  supplements, herbal remedies, qi gong, Chinese medicine and more! This  healing approach focuses on the individual, working with the body, mind,  emotional, and spiritual levels to find the healing within!  https://www.chiforhealing.com/ Remember to follow us on all our social. Facebook @Healingisinyourhands Instagram: @Healingisinyourhands  Twitter: @HealingIsInYou1  Snapchat: feral20 and earthwalker11 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
This  episode was taped on Earth day! Erik and Kim talk with Rachael DeCavege who is the owner and creative director of Cinder and Salt, where style meets sustainability. Rachel makes clothing using sustainable practices and is an advocate of earth conscious living. She uses reclaimed ink to  make her screen printed clothes and has zero waste in her shop! She even  has an eco-line of clothes with sayings like "Earth Day Every Day". In her flagship store she makes displays out of trash! She invites people to bring specific trash items like bottle caps, bubble mailers, wax label sheets and snack bags. She is making a huge world map out of the bottle caps.  We had a great talk about the use of straws and sustainable alternatives that she provides at her store. Rachel also organizes beach and street clean ups in the summertime. In a future episode the Healing is in Your Hands team will be taking a field trip to participate in one of the beach clean ups this summer. No  matter where we come from, we are all together on this planet and like Rachel says there is no Planet B!  Listen for an exciting update from a previous guest. Craig Norton’s Rhythms of Life documentary on Facebook www.roldoc.com  Listeners, we want to hear from you and how you are using sustainable practices in  your life. You can use the Anchor app to leave us an audio message. Or, use your phone’s voice memo app to record a message and email it to us at healingisinyourhands@gmail.com. You may hear yourself on a future episode of Healing is in Your Hands.  You can find Rachel at cinderandsalt.com  On Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram @cinderandsalt --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
In this episode, Kim and Erik follow up on the winter wellness episode by talking about seasonal allergies and spring detoxing tips.  Learn the root cause of seasonal allergies and why they seem to be affecting  more and more people every year. Erik talks about the benefits of eating  wild food. Learn more on our forage walk episode. He discusses specific wild herbs, mushrooms, and Chinese herbal formulas that ease allergy symptoms. Learn what a Neti pot is and why it helps with allergies. Kim and Erik discuss how oil pulling, a detox foot bath, fire cupping, guasha and more can help detox your body from winter to  prevent allergies. Tick prevention using aromatherapy, herbal tinctures, and other tips are also discussed. Check out an article Erik wrote for Natural Awakenings about lyme's disease.  Learn  the benefits of bitter greens and sprouts in the spring. The meditative moment connects you with the energy of spring! Hear the birdsong, a babbling brook, and immerse yourself in the abundance of nature all around you.  Sprouting recipe: For sprouting use a combination of alfalfa, red clover, fenugreek, radish, or any other sprouting seed. You can also sprout nuts and beans but for this recipe we are looking for phytonutrient greens.  You can use sprouting trays but the easiest way to spray is to get a metal sprouting screen, a plastic top, and a 32 oz. Ball Jar.  Add 2 tablespoons of sprouting seeds to ball jar. Fill jar with Filtered water and let sit for 8 hours or overnight. Strain the water and let jar sit upside down in a bowl. Cover with a cloth and keep out of the sun. For 5 days add water and strain really well and put jar back in the bowl.  On the 6th day let it sit out uncovered in the sun so the sprouts can green up.  Do not add water on the 6th day so the sprouts can dry out a bit.  In the evening pull sprouts out of the jar, put in a container, and store in the fridge to be eaten within 5 days.  You can find erik at https://chiforhealing.com Contact erik@chiforhealing.com Follow on social media @chiforhealing and snapchat @earthwalker11 To schedule a free 15 minute consultation go to https://www.chiforhealing.com/ct-healing-services/ To purchase products discussed in the episode go to https://www.chiforhealing.com/product/tick-prevention-kit-tinctures-bug-spray/ https://www.chiforhealing.com/product/bug-spray-essential-oils/ https://www.chiforhealing.com/product/allergy-tonic-tincture/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/healing-is-in-your-hands/support
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