art and soul art of well being

Neurofitness
Neurofitness Wellness Center / neurofitcenter.com

There is a place in Ann Arbor that offers flotation, cryotherapy and salt rooms as a way to reduce stress and increase a sense of wellness.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Kelley and his sister Peg Kelley who operate "The NeuroFitness Wellness Center" hoping to optimize the mind-body connection to reduce stress and boost a sense of well being. 

Mother Bear Sanctuary and Retreat Center / motherbearsanctuary.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being. WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with local teacher, author, and ecotherapist Barbra White, who has written several books and teaches about self-acceptance. She explains how "what we accept transforms and what we resist persists" and how self-acceptance empowers choices to improve our lives.


Rawpixel / rawpixel.com

Well-being is not just about our mental health, but includes our physical health and both aspects combined. WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Lisa McDowell, director of lifestyle medicine & clinical nutrition at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, about their new "Lifestyle Medicine Program," which educates people on how to enhance their overall health and even reverse some health issues.


Mark Nepo / marknepo.com

Mark Nepo says he's always been a heart-centered person. He has written several best-selling books about many things, including having an awakening to having the courage to be conscious and caring. He speaks around the world, encouraging others to be fully awake and fully alive with this one life we have to live.

He shares more of his personal journey and mission with WEMU's Lisa Barry.


Denise Carbonell
Joyful Spirits / joyfulspirits06.abmp.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being, a conversation about ways to look at and live your life in a more emotionally balanced, peaceful way. This week, Lisa Barry talks with Denise Carbonell, a Reiki teacher and life coach from Dexter Township about the personal energy practice and one of the biggest issues most people grapple with: self-love.


John Green
John Green Books / johngreenbooks.com

With more than 50 million books in print worldwide, John Green’s acclaimed novels include The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and, most recently, Turtles All The Way Down. Many know him and his brother Hank for their contemporary, thought-provoking YouTube videos, but now he is sharing something new.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Green about his latest book explaining his perspectives about many different facets of our lives and how the pandemic has created an even bigger need for hope and the human connection.


Ethan Kross
Ethan Kross / ethankross.com

Dr. Ethan Kross is a professor of psychology and management/organizations at the University of Michigan and has written a new book called "Chatter."  He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about how listening to and working with our inner dialogue can help enhance our own sense of well being.

  

Michigan Medicine / medicine.umich.edu

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Tony King, an Ann Arbor psychologist, University of Michigan assistant professor of psychiatry, and researcher into several different mindfulness approaches and practices, about dealing with stress and anxiety, which has increased due to the last year in the pandemic.


The Diamond Approach / diamondapproach.org

There are many different ways to approach well being and living a mindful, well-balanced life.  The Diamond Approach is one of those ways that helps you connect with your true nature.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Lou Weir, an Ann Arbor teacher of the Diamond Approach, about the personal practice designed to connect us with our more authentic, essential selves.


Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education / mc4me.org

This has been a challenging school year due to the pandemic for Michigan schoolchildren, but there is an Ann Arbor organization that works to bring "mindfulness" to students.

In this week's "Art and Soul," Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Rita Benn, co-founder and acting executive director of the "Michigan Collaborative For Mindfulness in Education" about how their program is more necessary than ever bringing tools and support to students and teachers.


Open Mindfulness Meditation / openmindfulnessmeditation.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Frank Anderson, a Michigan Medicine physician and professor bringing mindfulness techniques to the Ann Arbor area and medical community.

  

Crazy Wisdom
Jennifer Carson / Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Lisa Barry talks with the owner of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room in Ann Arbor, Bill Zirinsky.

He talks about how the store has been a source of wellness and inspiration in Ann Arbor for over 30 years and how they can help in our healing as we ride out the current pandemic and other unsettling societal situations.


Ari Weinzweig

Zingerman's co-founder Ari Weinzweig has written several books and pamphlets in recent years about a variety of topics, mostly having to do with improving ourselves and our perspectives, which can lead to better relationships, whether personal or business-related.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Weinzweig about his latest pamphlet called “Humility: A Humble, Anarchistic Inquiry.”


Cherisa Allen

When we talk about improving our health, a good way to start is what is happening in your mind and emotions even before getting to your body.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ypsilanti life coach, author, and social worker Cherisa Allen about "manifesting a healthier you" and how even during a global health crisis that is possible.


Paulette Grotrian
Paulette Grotrian

It sometimes feels like we're in a perfect storm or "life quake," right now, according to Paulette Grotrian, certified mindful self-compassion teacher, mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher. and founding member of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.  In this week's "Art and Soul: The Art of Well-Being," she talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about how self-compassion can offer us some helpful coping skills to deal with this difficult situation and time.


Vic Strecher
University of Michigan School of Public Health / sph.umich.edu

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being, which is really being challenged in many people by everything going on in our world right now, including the COVID-19 pandemic.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with University of Michigan professor and author of several books, including "Life On Purpose," Dr. Vic Stretcher.  Dr. Stretcher talks about how we might all come out better on the other side of this global health crisis by focusing on our sense of purpose. 


Ryan Molloy

Ryan Molloy is a graphic arts professor at Eastern Michigan University, and his wife Valerie works for Michigan Medicine, and they live in Ann Arbor.  They took some of Val's pictures and added inspirational words and created "positivity posters," which they put outside their house and give them away to the community for free. 

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the couple about their effort and ideas.


Brian O'Donnell

"Art and Soul" this week is about the art of well being.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Brian O'Donnell, an Ann Arbor psychotherapist and a teacher of "The Pathwork."  He suggests our current global health crisis is an invitation to a greater life and a time for possible reflection on what we might learn from the experience.


Libby Robinson
Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness / aacfm.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being, and we could all really use an enhanced sense of that about now.

 

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Libby Robinson, one of the founding members of the Ann Arbor Center For Mindfulness and co-founder of Ann Arbor Open Meditation.  She talks about her many years of teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction and shares somes insight and methods of meditation that could prove useful during this stressed out time dealing with a global health pandemic.


Barbara Newell
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

With everything happening in our world right now, there are ways we can help ourselves better cope. 

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor mindfulness and meditation teacher Barbara Newell, who has trained and taught with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach.  

Barbara shares how we can soothe ourselves and become more self-aware through mindfulness and meditation.

Nicklaus Suino
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Nicklaus Suino of Ann Arbor experienced a traumatic event many years ago that has had a lasting impact on how he has lived his life ever since.  He uses that experience to inspire others to give themselves "permission" to bring about positive personal changes in their lives.


Dr. Wayne Baker / allyouhavetodoisask.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with author and University of Michigan professor Dr. Wayne Baker about ways to ask for help and how that can lead to co-creating solutions at work and in other parts of your life.


Frank Anderson
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

If you're interested in a more stable, peaceful, or calm life, meditation and mindfulness may be a way to improve your sense of well being.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Michigan Medicine OB/GYN Dr. Frank Anderson, who also co-founded "Ann Arbor Open Meditation," about how a sense of awareness and being in the present moment can help you feel more balanced and choose to respond versus react in stressful situations.


Better Angels
Better Angels / better-angels.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Maggie Bayless, founder and co-managing partner of ZingTrain, part of the Zingerman’s community of businesses, about her volunteer work with “Better Angels.”  It's a national organization founded after the last election with the intention of decreasing the amount of polarization between the two ends of the political spectrum.


Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness / aacfm.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with a pioneer in the scientific development of self-compassion, Kristen Neff.  Neff and Christopher Germer will be participating in an upcoming, two-day workshop hosted by the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness, November 8th and 9th.  


  

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Melissa Peet, founder of the Generative Knowledge Institute, who developed her methods through her research at the University of Michigan and teaches special workshops in Ann Arbor and all over the world.


Ari Weinzweig
Zingtrain / shop.zingtrain.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Zingerman's co-founder, speaker, and author Ari Weinzweig about sharing the wisdom from anarchist Emma Goldman to bring joy and creative purpose to our work and personal lives.


Center for Positive Organizations
Courtesy Photo / Penguin Random House

This week's "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks about how knowing you purpose in your personal life and at work can make life so much more fulfilling.

Her guest is University of Michigan professor, author, and co-founder of the "Center for Positive Organizations" at U of M's Ross School of Business, Dr. Bob Quinn.

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry's guest is local businesswoman Sarah Whitsett, who created a local magazine called "The Brick Magazine," focusing on women who contribute to the foundation in the community in a positive manner.

   

University of Michigan
Center for Positive Organizations / positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Dr. Jerry Davis, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Associate Dean of Business and Impact.  He will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Positive Business Conference at the Ross School of Business talking about "leading positive change without authority."


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