Cyd Dawson-Smith ~ Coach for Asheville Lightning Track & Field Youth Team

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 ~ Founder & Director of NOWON Center for Inner Training

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 ~ Musician & Entrepreneur

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 ~ Community & Social Justice Activist

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 ~ Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Yoga Teacher

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 & Corrie Hill-Price ~ i.b.mee (I Be Me)

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 ~ Life/Parent Coach

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:

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 ~ Co-Abbot of Windhorse Zen Community

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, 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 ~ Tantric Trance Healer

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

Mindy Smith ~ Ultra-Runner

Mindy Smith once described herself as a “short, big-built gal” with little interest in exercise until about 2012 when it was brought to her attention that she needed to make some lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of diabetes that runs in the family and address her struggle with weight gain.  One day, Mindy saw a little flyer in the YWCA Asheville’s women’s locker room that said, “want to run your first marathon with other newbies?”.  So she jumped on board and trained for about 6 months for her first marathon with a small group of amazing souls.  Since then, Mindy’s shed almost 60 pounds, and made running a part of her lifestyle and caring for her health.  She is now training for her hardest trail running event to-date, the Georgia Death Race on April 1, and in preparation, just tackled a 35-mile snowed-over trail race to start the new year.

Enjoy this one-hour podcast with Mindy who shares her inspiration story to  be more healthy in her life and the many lessons she learned along the way.

Living Well with Mindy Smith on AshevilleFM, January 9, 2017