Unleash Your Healing Potential Podcast

Healing from Breast Implant Illness with Stacey Trapanese

Lyn interviews Stacey Trapanese about her experience with healing from breast implant illness and Stacey shares more about what she learned from her experience with this health journey. If you aren't familiar with breast implant illness, Stacey explains more about it as well as talking about integrative medicine. Lyn and Stacey also chat about how the healing process is like peeling layers of an onion and that it requires time and patience.   About Stacey ...

Gratitude Meditation

Since it is Thanksgiving week in the US, I wanted to share a short gratitude meditation with you. Gratitude is a powerful practice that can support our health and well-being in so many ways and making this a regular practice or habit can change your life! I hope you enjoy listening to the meditation! If you'd like a copy of the meditation without the intro and outro from the podcast, you can sign up for ...

How I Healed My Chronic Digestive Issues with Kira Whitham

In this episode, Lyn interviews Kira Whitham, who shares her story of how she healed from digestive issues that began as a child and plagued her into her 20s. Kira also shares how her husband healed from autoimmune hepatitis. Lyn and Kira also talk about the importance of listening to your body, understanding symptoms as messages, using breathwork to help balance your nervous system, and what functional medicine is.   About Kira: Kira Whitham holds ...

Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

In this episode, Lyn talks about why the "science" behind counting calories is flawed and leads us to feel like we are failures when we don't see results. Lyn shares more accurate science about calories and then talks about the challenge to change our habits (like what we eat and around exercising) and how our brains can often sabotage our ability to be successful. If you are interested in learning more about Lyn's Healthy Weight ...

How I healed from IBS, thyroid issues, depression and anxiety with Sophie Shepherd

In this episode, Lyn interviews Sophie Shepherd about how she healed from a number of health issues, including IBS, thyroid imbalances, anxiety and depression. Sophie shares how she experienced gaslighting by her doctors and how she eventually found a functional medicine practitioner who helped her to reverse her issues. Lyn and Sophie talk about the importance of being the CEO of your own health and finding approaches that get to the root of problems rather ...

Emotions and Healing: Why You Need to Feel It to Heal It

In this episode, Lyn shares more about how in her own story of her misdiagnosis with leukemia not addressing her emotions and traumas led her to a dark depression and mental breakdown. She dives into how we are often taught to suppress and fear our feelings but that working with our emotions is an essential part of healing and getting well.

How I Healed from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Kate O’Riordan

In this episode, Lyn interviews Kate O'Riordan about her journey to heal from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which she was diagnosed with in her early 20s. Kate shares about how she used nutrition and healing trauma that happened around when she was diagnosed as a key to her recovery. In addition, Kate and Lyn talk about the role of nutrition in healing as well as the power of our minds to support the healing process.   ...

The Importance of Finding the Right Practitioner for You

In this episode, Lyn shares a story of her experience recently establishing care with a new doctor in Arizona and the importance of finding someone who listens to you, treats you as a partner, and who is aligned to what you want. If you are feeling frustrated by a current doctor or working to find a new doctor or practitioner, this episode will help you with working through that process to make sure you are ...

How I Healed My Rheumatoid Arthritis with Jane Hogan

In this episode, Lyn interviews Jane Hogan, who shares her story of how she healed from her crippling rheumatoid arthritis without the use of medications. Jane shares about the role of diet and other lifestyle changes in finding relief and healing. Then Lyn and Jane talk about the power of our minds and what we believe as a critical component of the healing process. Next Lyn and Jane talk about the role of breathwork in ...

What is Hypnosis? How Can It Help Me Heal?

In this episode, Lyn talks about why hypnosis is, how it helps you to access and reprogram your subconscious mind to help create change in your life and health, as well as dispelling myths and misconceptions you might have about hypnosis (like you will be made to do something silly or you will lose control). Lyn then shares why she has chosen to incorporate hypnosis into her healing work and the role that the mind ...

How Herbalism, Energy Healing and Breathwork Helped Me Heal with Amy Stein

As part of a new series for the podcast, Lyn is interviewing those with inspiring stories of how they took charge of their health and healing. Today, Lyn interviews Amy Stein who is an herbalist, an energy medicine educator, and a PAUSE trauma informed breathwork facilitator. Amy shares her story of struggling to navigate through the medical system over the past 12 years and to figure out what was causing a wide range of physical ...

Becoming the Hero of My Health Story… And How You Can Become Your Own Hero Too!

It's been quite awhile since I recorded any podcasts and I've felt inspired recently to reboot the podcast. In this episode, I start with my why and my story of how I became the hero of my own health story. Even if you've heard my story before, listening this time might be different as I've been reflecting recently aout the lessons I've learned through the journey and how it can help others to learn how ...

Connection to Peace and Love Meditation

After a long break from the podcast due to 2020 intensity in my own life, I wanted to share a new guided meditation I just created this morning to help connect you more to the energies of peace and love. I hope to be back soon with more episodes!

In Honor of Those Who Have Lost Their Lives Due to Racial Injustice

This episode is dedicated to all the people of color who have lost their lives through police violence and injustice, as well as all other victims of racial injustice. This episode is part of #podcastblackout week and below are some resources for those who are wanting to start to check their own white privilege and be part of the solution. Book recommendations: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram Kendi ...

The Power of Our Minds and How They Affect Our Health

In this episode, Lyn talks about how the thoughts we think and the emotions we feel are affecting our body on a cellular and genetic level. This is particularly an important topic to be aware of during the current moment in time when COVID-19 is still a part of our lives. Lyn shares how to start to work with your beliefs about being safe and healthy to support better health and well-being at this time.

What COVID-19 Is Revealing About the Limits of Western Medicine

In this week's episode of the show, Lyn talks more about her thoughts on what the current global spread of COVID-19 has been revealing about the limitations of the Western medical system. Lyn talks about the importance of prevention and working WITH our bodies rather than chasing after medications and interventions only after we are sick. In addition, she shares about how hopefully this time can be used to find bridges between alternative health approaches ...

Creating Routine in Uncertain Times with Lael Petersen

In this episode, Lyn is joined by a guest, Lael Petersen to talk about ways to create some structure and routine in this time where we find ourselves living at home with our daily lives changed in significant ways. If you've been struggling to find a rhythm to your days that gives you peace, Lael shares some great insights and ways to help listen to your body's rhythm and create some structure. To learn more ...

Supporting Immune Health in the Times of COVID

During this global pandemic, supporting our immune systems is particularly critical. In this episode, Lyn talks about some simple ways to focus on supporting your immune health every day. To learn the cortices brain balancing Lyn mentioned, follow this link: https://heartfirehealingllc.com/bodytalks-cortices-technique/ If you are interested in an immune optimization session  sign up here: https://heartfirehealingllc.com/immune-support-sessions/  

Supporting Your Mental Health During the Current Pandemic with Mimi Cogswell, LPC

This week, I was joined by my friend, Mimi Cogswell, who is a mental health therapist in Oregon City. We talked about ways to help support yourself in dealing with the stress, anxiety, and trauma created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ideas including mindfulness, exercise, and being gentle and not comparing ourselves to others were some of the key topics discussed. To learn more about Lyn and the show, click here now.   To learn more about ...

Inner Peace Meditation

In the challenging times we find ourselves living in with the COVID-19 virus around the globe, one of the ways I feel I can best support you is to continue to offer new guided meditations for you to use when you need to find a sense of relaxation. This is the "Inner Peace Meditation." If you'd like a copy without the introduction, reach out to me directly and I can provide you with one.

Kindness and Self-Compassion During This Time of Uncertainty with Lisa Tongel

In this episode, Lyn speaks with Lisa Tongel, an acupuncturist, who first shares a little of her own story of how she fell in love with acupuncture and got into her profession and then they dive deep into a conversation about ways to help practice self-care during this time of extreme global challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa shares her knowledge about how emotional stagnation can lead to negative health consequences and some great suggestions ...

Meditation to Support Your Immune System and Collective Healing

In this time of uncertainty, we need all the support we can get. This week's episode is simply an audio version of a guided meditation and intention practice I am leading people through on a weekly basis via Zoom. It is provided without intro and outro so you can easily use it as you need. If you'd like to join us in real time for a virtual circle, find out more here:  https://heartfirehealingllc.com/group-circle/

Self-Care for Challenging Times

In this episode of the show, Lyn shares her own current experience with feeling the energy of collective fear and panic around the Coronavirus and shares more about what she has been doing to help her nervous system and her immune system in this challenging time. Challenging and scary times can require more self-care so being gentle with yourself and amping up your self-care practices is highly recommended. For a guided meditation to help with ...

Releasing Fear and Supporting Your Immune System

This week's episode of the show is a guided meditation that Lyn has created to help you release fear, panic and anxiety that you might be experiencing due to the current spread of the Coronavirus around the globe. In this short meditation, Lyn will help you to ground, to clear your energy field, release fear, and envision a healthy and resilient immune system. 

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind with Guest Mary Lou Rodriguez

In today's episode, Lyn is joined by a special guest, Mary Lou Rodriguez, who is a master hypnotist. In the conversation, Mary Lou shares her story of how she discovered hypnotherapy and became a hypnotist as well as what hypnotherapy really is (unlike what you might have seen on tv and in movies). Then Lyn and Mary Lou chat about the power of the subconscious mind, working with healing and transformation at that level, as ...

Why Do We Self-Sabotage? How Do We Stop Doing It?

In this episode of the podcast, Lyn talks about a variety of reasons that we can fall into the trap of self-sabotage when we are making positive changes in our lives. This episode explores how our brains are hard-wired to keep us safe and focus on the predictable and the known. In addition, Lyn delves into looking at fear of failure, fear of success, old beliefs and programming and so much more! You will understand ...

Self-Care: Myths and Challenges

In this episode, Lyn explores common ideas about what self-care is and how we can broaden our definition and understanding of self-care. While many see self-care as getting a massage, pedicure, or other pampering type of service, self-care is more than that and it doesn’t have to mean spending money to do. Lyn shares her own definition of self-care and explores how to address issues like not having enough time for it, having too many ...

The Danger of the Glorification of Productivity

In this episode of the show, Lyn talks about how we live in a society that over glorifies productivity and “getting stuff done” above the health and well-being of our bodies. While this is the paradigm that we are taught as a society, it is one that has detrimental effects on our health. Lyn shares more about the impact that constantly being in “go, go, go mode” has on our health, especially over time. She ...

Responding to Stress Differently Part 2

In this episode, Lyn follows up on the episode released 12/19/19 which talked about a different way to respond to stress. In this episode, Lyn explores the "Tend and Befriend" response to stress. Learn how this response can make you: more social braver smarter This particular response tends to naturally occur more in women but both men and women can access it and you will learn how you can start to tap into it yourself. ...

How Many Days Do You Feel Less Than 100%?

This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a new client last week about how many days she feels "sub par." It inspired me to talk more about this subject as I see this as a common pattern for people to say feeling tired, achy, brain fog, hormonal, and other symptoms are just "normal" and many times those symptoms get attributed to "getting older," even when we are in our 30s, 40s, and ...

Why You Might be Struggling to Lose Weight

In this episode, Lyn shares her journey of losing over 25 pounds in the past year, as well as discussing her lifelong challenge with weight loss. In addition to sharing her own story, Lyn talks about why many of us have such difficulty losing weight and why our many metabolic hormones have become imbalanced. She also dives into a few weight loss myths and talks about ways that we can finally be successful in our ...

Healing Autoimmune Disease and a Traumatic Brain Injury with Katie Taylor-Reid

In this episode, Lyn interviews a colleague of hers who shares her story of healing from a traumatic brain injury, autoimmune disease, and major food allergies using the BodyTalk system. In addition to sharing her story, Katie talks about some of the key components to healing chronic illness and some of the amazing healing experiences her clients have had over the years. This episode offers inspiration and hope to those who might be struggling with ...

The Gut-Brain and Your Health

In this episode, Lyn talks about how we have a second brain in our gut and what exactly this brain DOES for us. Learn more about how it helps with our feelings of happiness and satisfaction, how it works with our immune system and microbiome to maintain our health and more. You will also learn how to support your gut brain with being mindful of some dietary components that help with these various functions. If ...

Setting Intentions for the New Year

In this episode, Lyn discusses the difference between New Year's Resolutions and intentions and why she recommends the intention approach to resolutions. After explaining the difference, Lyn guides you through a meditation to help you connect to your intentions for 2020. The bonus content includes the meditation without the rest of the episode.  

Responding to Stress Differently

In this week's episode, Lyn dives into how newer research indicates there are actually more than 1 types of response to stress! While for years we've known about the fight-or-flight response, we actually have several types of stress responses and the other options are far less negative on our health! This episode focuses on the "challenge response" which helps our bodies actually maximize our mental focus and our physical energy and resources without any of ...

Relaxation for the Holidays

This episode of the show is a little bit different. Because December is a month that is filled with lots of busy-ness, overwhelm and at times stress, Lyn wanted to create a guided meditation for you to listen to as a way to help relax and calm your body and bring you back to center. After a brief introduction, Lyn will guide you through about 18 minutes of meditation and relaxation.  Note there is also ...

The Role of Nutrition in Addressing Chronic Illness with Megan Barnett

In this episode, Lyn interviews Megan Barnett, a functional nutritionist, about the role that diet and nutrition play in healing from chronic illness. Some of the topics we discussed were: Megan's own experience with autoimmune disease and how nutrition has helped her what functional nutrition is what makes nutrition a critical part of healing from chronic illness the results Megan has seen in clients the answer to is there 1 specific diet that's good for ...

How Does Gratitude Impact Your Heath?

t's Thanksgiving week here in the US and in this episode, Lyn talks more about what actually happens in your body physiologically when you focus on gratitude. From boosts of dopamine and serotonin, to improved immune function, to lessening pain, stress, depression, and anxiety, gratitude is POWERFUL and is something that we all can tap into. Lyn also shares some suggestions of ways to incorporate gratitude practices into your life.

The Connection Between Your Microbiome and Autoimmune Disease

In this episode, Lyn talks about what the microbiome is and some interesting research in the past decade on the connection between imbalances in the microbiome and autoimmune diseases. In addition, Lyn talks about why the microbiome becomes imbalanced and what you can do to better support your microbiome in staying healthy and balanced.

What Makes It So Hard to Make Healthy Changes?

In this episode, Lyn explains how our biology (especially our brains) have been hard-wired for thousands of years to view changes in our behavior as dangerous and threatening to our survival. This is part of what makes changing our habits and behaviors feel extremely challenging! In addition to exploring how we are hard-wired to resist change, Lyn shares ways to tap into our brains to get past those wirings and successfully make changes in our ...

Could Your Emotions Be Causing Your Physical Symptoms?

In this week's episode, Lyn talks about the connection between unprocessed emotions and physical symptoms and illness. If you've ever had a pain in an area that felt like it came "out of the blue" with no sense of a logical cause for it, this episode will be enlightening for you! Lyn talks more about how all of our emotions are valid and important to feel and there are no "bad" emotions. She shares Chinese ...

The Connection Between Trauma and Illness

In this week's episode, Lyn explores the connection between traumatic experiences and developing illness. We dive into what happens to the body under chronic stress or after trauma, how that affects the immune system and healing, and why having trauma in your past makes you more likely to develop illness later in life. In addition, the episode looks at some effective ways to address healing trauma which will further support you in your overall healing ...

Why Band-Aid Solutions Don’t Work for True Healing

In this episode, Lyn talks about the paradigm that Western medicine is based on, which leads to the tendency to focus on treatments that don't really heal the issues at the root but instead just manage the symptoms. Topics covered include: how we are conditioned to want fast fixes why pills and surgeries don't often resolve the root of the issues the complex and dynamic nature of our bodies how prioritizing addressing the root cause ...

Make Your One Life Count

In this episode, Lyn shares an interview that she recorded in April with her dear friend Annabel Fisher. Annie was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer and went through the experience of being treated for that cancer 2 times and going into remission. After the cancer returned in late summer of 2018, Annie decided to discontinue Western medical treatment and focus on living her life rather than fighting to live. While just reading of Annie's ...

How Do I Best Support My Loved One Who Is Dealing with Chronic Illness?

Today's episode is specifically for those of you out there who might have a loved one (partner, spouse, child, friend) who is living with chronic illness and you have ideas, suggestions and resources you want to share with your loved one but you struggle with them being open to your ideas. In this episode, Lyn shares her own struggles and challenges in supporting her husband in his journey with chronic illness and offers ideas and ...

Can Being an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person Make You Sick?

In this episode, Lyn is joined by her friend and colleague, Laura Rowe, to talk about what it means to be an empath, Laura's own story of discovering that she is an empath, and the connection between being an empath, physical symptoms, and chronic illness. Both Lyn and Laura share their experiences of being empaths as well as what they are seeing in their respective practices. Whether you are new to the concept of being ...

Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny

In this week's episode, Lyn explores the fascinating topic of the scientific field of epigenetics (genetic expression) and how we have much more control over our health than we were led to believe in the past. Learn more about how toxins, traumas, stress, ancestral factors, lifestyle factors and your beliefs impact your health and what you can do to improve your health with this knowledge.

Doing Healthcare Differently

In this episode, Lyn speaks with Andrea Arledge about her experience with Type I diabetes and being diagnosed with that health condition at 15. Andrea shares her story of how her diagnosis shaped her early life and led to a lot of fear around her health as a teen. Andrea shares about her experience in Western medicine as a nurse and some of the downfalls of the medical system that she witnessed. In addition, Andrea ...

How Wanting Someone to “Fix You” Might Be Blocking Your Healing

In this episode, Lyn talks about how thinking that someone can "fix us" when we are sick is a major block to the healing process. This episode is a deep dive into how we put doctors and practitioners on pedestals, how we are trained to discount our own body wisdom and instead trust "experts", as well as how when we want someone else to do the work for us, we are making it much harder ...

Your Body Is Talking… Are You Listening?

In this episode, Lyn explores the topic of how to listen to your body when it speaks to you through symptoms like pain and discomfort. Rather than getting frustrated or irritated by symptoms and making them want to go away as quickly as possible, Lyn suggests we need to start seeing symptoms as intelligent communication from our bodies. The episode includes a quick guided experience of beginning to listening to what your body is telling ...

What Does It Mean to NOT Be Your Diagnosis?

In this episode, Lyn dives into the topic of how to not become defined or identified by your diagnosis.  It is all too common and easy for us to feel like a chronic illness becomes our identity and takes over our lives but is this what we really want? And how does becoming identified with our diagnosis affect our health and healing process? Topics covered include: - how to not see yourself as your diagnosis ...

My Story and My Why for This Podcast

In episode 1, I share more of my own journey from being told I had leukemia at age 25 to the death of my best friend the year after. I share how these two pivotal experiences shaped me and my health. Diving deeper into my own healing process, I share how I found alternative healing approaches that helped me where Western medicine didn't and my discovery 3 years later that I had been mis-diagnosed. My ...

What COVID-19 Is Revealing About the Limits of Western Medicine

In this week's episode of the show, Lyn talks more about her thoughts on what the current global spread of COVID-19 has been revealing about the limitations of the Western medical system. Lyn talks about the importance of prevention and working WITH our bodies rather than chasing after medications and interventions only after we are sick. In addition, she shares about how hopefully this time can be used to find bridges between alternative health approaches ...