Living Well is a weekly radio show on Asheville Free Media that features in-depth conversations about the many ways we can live well in our lives. My guests are Asheville locals from many walks of life who inspire others to live well. I also regularly share my thoughts on Living Well as well as play inspiring music.
The inspiration for Living Well is to create a dialogue for shared exploration of how we can best be healthy, happy, and fulfilled in our lives.
Living Well airs live on Mondays from 11am-noonpm EST on 103.3FM in Asheville and streamed world-wide on AshevilleFM.org. AshevilleFM is a volunteer-based, grassroots community radio station whose goal is to add to and reflect the rich stew of arts, culture and community involvement that is Asheville.
***Please email me (email@example.com) if a link for a past episode of Living Well does not work. I am happy to directly send you the link to the requested show.
An unpaid citizen lobbyist fighting for climate change solutions in Congress, Steffi is the Lead Organizer for the Asheville Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-partisan international organization that works to create the political will for climate solutions. They have a bipartisan solution called Carbon Fee & Dividend (CFD) that works to price carbon for its cost to society while returning the fee back to the people in the form of a monthly dividend check to offset the rising costs to consumers as well as fund the transition and grow the economy in the process. In November 2017, Steffi published an excellent article for the Mountain Express that outlines the importance of CCL’s work. You can also check out Asheville CCL Chapter on Facebook.
Enjoy this one-h0ur Living Well where Steffi discusses the many benefits for people and businesses of a CFD to reduce carbon- dioxide emissions!
Living Well with Steffi Rausch on AshevilleFM, March 20, 2017
Cyd wears a great many hats, including mother, wife, web designer, AB Tech instructor, martial artist, and summer track and field coach. Cyd grew up on Long Island, and moved to Asheville in 1993. She first became involved with the Asheville Lightning Junior Olympics Track and Field team when her elementary-aged daughter needed something fun and active to do over the summer.
The Asheville Lightning is a member of the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics organization. They are dedicated to providing an opportunity for kids aged 5-18 to participate in Track and Field during the summer. Since it is not associated with a particular school, all children of those ages are eligible to participate. There are no tryouts, and they pride themselves in following the idea that there is an event for everyone. Children can participate in a variety of events that they might see watching Track and Field in the summer Olympics. This means that your 11 year old might learn the hurdles, and a 6 year old might learn to racewalk. Practice is 3 times per week, with a small number of inter-club meets throughout the summer.
Enjoy this one-hour podcast with Cyd who shares her love for track and field and the big difference it can make in a child’s life!
Living Well with Cyd Dawson-Smith on AshevilleFM, March 13, 2017
Al Bailey is the owner and operator of NOWON Center For Inner Training, located in his hometown Elizabeth City, N.C. NOWON offers multi modality Integrative massage techniques, state of the arts massage chairs, a Jade far inferred massage bed, zero gravity machine, hot foot-baths and the Eye-O-Breathe-Back breathing response technique. Al has also provided private healing sessions with clients since 1997 in Asheville, taught at The Center for Massage and Natural Health.
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well with Al as he shares the power of breath to be in the present moment and to heal our past.
Living Well with Al Bailey on AshevilleFM, March 6, 2017
Jim Arrendell is a lifelong musician and entrepreneur. He has lived in Asheville for 15 years but has his roots in the Caribbean. Currently, Jim manages his band, The Business, a private events band that performs about 50 dates annually. In addition, he plays locally every month with his different projects and from time to time, other bands. He is the proud father of three teenagers and the grateful husband to his loving wife of 22 years. When Jim is not on stage, you may find him on the soccer field or the mountain biking trails.
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well where Jim talks about life and music as well as plays a couple of songs live in the AshevilleFM studio.
Living Well with Jim Arrendell on AshevilleFM, February 27th, 2017
Tyrone Greenlee is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and currently works as director of Christians for a United Community, a non-profit coalition of churches which mobilizes people of faith around issues of social justice focusing on dismantling racism and the disparities caused by racism. He also works as a mentor/mediator at the Francine Delany New School for Children in West Asheville.
Tyrone is a community activist, having served on the boards of Children First, The Center For Participatory Change, and the WCQS Advisory Board. Tyrone currently serves on the boards of Just Economics, Green Opportunities, and Hands and Feet of Asheville. In addition, Tyrone volunteers with the Building Bridges of Asheville anti-racism organization. Tyrone is a member of the New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he serves on the Sanctuary Choir, the Men’s Choir, the Youth Ministry, and where he was ordained as a Deacon in January of 2012. He is also a member of Circle of Mercy Congregation in Asheville.
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well where Tyrone talks about growing up in Asheville, how institutional racism is still exists in our community, and what can be done moving forward to creating a more just and equitable society.
Living Well with Tyrone Greenlee on AshevilleFM, February 20, 2017
Corey Brown blends wisdom, humility and compassion as an accomplished counselor, teacher, guide, and mentor. With her natural gift of joyful and trusting connections with others, Corey offers an outstretched hand to anyone who is struggling to regain his or her wild, authentic self.
Corey’s approach and methodology is born from Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Existential, Jungian, Systems and Body Oriented theories. Additionally, she weaves in aspects of Eco Psychology and the Expressive Therapies to help her clients understand their personal story, how it shapes their current state of being and inspire healthy change.
Through guided experiences — ancient, new, and ever-unfolding — Corey offers unconditional understanding and empathy through one-on-one counseling, groups, classes, ritual and ceremony in a safe and sacred environment.
In this modern world, it’s not uncommon to travel through life without the connection of a loving community to help us understand and process our experiences. Coalesce, located in the attic of 223 East Chestnut Street, was created to offer a safe and sacred space for people to unite, grow and come together. The space is home to Corey Brown, Transformational Counselor, Yogini & Tarot Card Reader, Becca Odom of Soulful Mountain Therapies, Kimberley Puryear of The Steadiness Project and Christen Rinaldi, Reiki Master. We offer weekly meditation and yoga classes as well as a variety of helpful, healing services. For more information contact Corey at and stay tuned for the debut of the Coalesce website.
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well where Corey shares how we can use our feelings and listening to our bodies to help connect us with our true lovable selves.
Living Well with Corey Brown on AshevilleFM, February 13, 2017
Dr. Meg Hanshaw is a wellness and education visionary, coach, consultant, speaker and trainer. She began her path as a health & physical education teacher and basketball coach, later moving into college teaching in Exercise Science. In 2002, she finished her Ph.D. in Education as her dream of seeing education more empowering, healthy and well, where ALL students thrived, took hold inside of her. On her path she spent 6 years as the Employee Wellness and Safety Director at MAHEC in Asheville and then left there in 2010 to start an educational non-profit called i.b.mee. (I Be Me) that is dedicated to the intentional empowerment of children through shifting the educational system into a healthy and empowering one, …one classroom at a time.
Corrie Hill-Price is a passionate educator with 8 years of classroom experience in both private, charter and public schools. She holds a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Clemson University. She has been with i.b.mee. for 5 years beginning with being trained as an Empowerment Teacher in a public elementary school and then moved into being the Secretary of the Board. She has now shifted into leading our W.E.L.L. Kids NOW Lab: An Alternative to School Suspensions. Corrie strives to “Be the change that she wants to see in the world.” (Gandhi).
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well where Meg and Corrie share their profound experiences of how empowerment is transforming our educational system, right here in Asheville!
Living Well with Dr. Meg Hanshaw & Corrie Hill-Price on AshevilleFM, February 6, 2017
Shonnie Lavender supports conscious parents to create connected, respectful, and thriving families by eliminating fear-based parenting methods still commonly in use today. With compassion, humor, and judgment-free honesty, Shonnie empowers moms and dads to follow their inner guidance, age-old wisdom, and modern science as they grow alongside their children. A contributor to Huffington Post, Shonnie has appeared on numerous podcasts and radio, including the Jenny McCarthy Show on SiriusXM. An author, workshop leader, and parent herself, Shonnie practices what she teaches.
Professionally she holds a Masters Degree, did her coach training at CoachU, and received her coaching accreditation through the International Coach Federation. Shonnie is also a Certified Simplicity Parenting Coach. She has been coaching since 2001. You can find Shonnie on YouTube, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, and at her own website: ShonnieLavender.com.
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well where Shonnie shares great advice and wisdom on how we can parent our children from our heart center!
Living Well with Shonnie Lavender on AshevilleFM, January 30, 2017
Lawson Sachter is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Asheville, N.C. and a Zen teacher sanctioned and ordained by Roshi Philip Kapleau. He is co-abbot of Windhorse Zen Community, and spiritual director of the Florida Clearwater Zen Center. Lawson’s Zen practice began in 1969, and his formal psychotherapy training in the late 1980’s. For the past 25 years much of his personal and professional work has centered on the integration of Eastern and Western systems of intrapsychic change. His latest writings can be found online at AwakeningZen.org, and the next Windhorse workshop, entitled Basic Zen: Timeless Path for a World in Crisis, will be held on April 1.
Enjoy this one-hour Living Well as Lawson shares how we can awaken to our deepest nature where our live with from the heart, with s profound aliveness and inter-connectedness that is our birthright.
Living Well with Lawson Sachter on AshevilleFM, January 23, 2017
Elicia Deva has travelled the world in search of teachings that retain the most wisdom. Following the breadcrumbs of inspiration, she was guided to a better understanding of consciousness, through the union of science and spirituality. To better understand the nature of reality and what we are doing here, she delved deep into ancient ancestor wisdom, archaeology, ritual, geomancy, earth energies, magnetism, and tantric spirituality. Her great passion is to rediscover techniques of cultivating trance for healing, insight, and intuitive knowing). That is what Tantric Trance is all about. I also offer custom tantra classes and healing for individuals, groups, and couples.
Enjoy this wonderful Living Well with Elicia Deva as she enlightens us on the nature of tantra and it’s power to heal trauma and awaken us to our true nature.
Living Well with Elicia Deva on AshevilleFM, January 16, 2017