Episode 58: Lifeboat with Dr. Ariana Witkin

Dr. Ariana Witkin is a pediatrician and postpartum coach who shares on this week’s episode about what a lifeboat means. She shares how her experience as a new mom compelled her to become a postpartum coach. She talks about different strategies she utilizes for her postpartum clients and the different types of postpartum education she offers. Her advice she gives to new moms or expecting moms is don’t forget your lifeboat – create your postpartum plan and to trust yourself. 


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FULL BIO: Ariana Witkin AKA Mama MD is a Pediatrician, Postpartum Coach and Motherhood Mentor. She started her business after the birth of her daughter and experiencing firsthand the lack of coordinated care and support for new mothers.

When she isn’t educating, empowering and holding space for new mamas you can find her examining Massachusetts’ newest and cutest residents in her local community hospital, chasing after her sassy toddler, spinning on her Peloton, or stargazing on the deck with her husband.

She is a board-certified pediatrician and completed her pediatric residency at University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has been featured in Glamour, VeryWell Family and Babygaga, amongst others. You can stay up to date with all her latest news (and catch a glimpse of her baby girl) by following her journey on IG @arianawitkinmd. To learn more and for free resources, visit her website: arianawitkin.com

Episode 57: Chronic Stress Management with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi

Welcome to this week’s episode on stress management! What an important topic especially in the time of COVID-19 when we are all feeling so incredibly stressed in different ways. In this week’s episode, I chat with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi about chronic stress management. She says she’s always known that she wanted to practice more than a traditional medicine practice. She became yoga and Reiki certified in medical school and started learning about integrative medicine while in medical school. After completion of her family practice residency, she completed her integrative medicine and functional medicine fellowships.

During residency, she talks about dealing with stress and the ability to heal herself through her knowledge of integrative and functional medicine. She discusses how chronic stress can be a gateway to other chronic medical conditions, notably decreasing your immune system. How do we react to stress in a positive way? How do we manifest stress in our lives? 

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Find out more about Dr. Bindiya Gandhi on Instagram @DrBindiyaMD website drbindiyamd.com mindbodygreen.com cleanplatesacademy.com 

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FULL BIO: Dr. Bindiya Gandhi is double boarded by the American Board Family Medicine as well as the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Physicians. She completed her family medicine training from Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia June 2014. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia with Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology in 2004 and her Doctor of Medicine at American University of Antigua College of Medicine in 2010. She completed an Integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil in 2016. She also completed Functional Medicine Training with the Institute of Functional Medicine in 2017.

Her interests include integrative, holistic and functional medicine, women’s health, preventative medicine, international medicine and health care reform. She’s also a certified yoga instructor and reiki master. She used to  practice emergency medicine as well. Dr. Bindiya is a media expert and contributor to numerous sites including The Daily Mail, MindbodyGreen, PopSugar, Clean Plated, Well + Good and more! When she’s not working or writing you can find her in the kitchen cooking, doing yoga or enjoying time with her family and pup.

Episode 56: Self Love & Acceptance with Dr. Mously Le Blanc

Welcome to this week’s episode where I chat with Dr. Mously Le Blanc otherwise known as Dr. Mo! She shares her story of burnout as a physician as the driving force for her to look into becoming a relationship coach. She calls the way she practices as a “lifestyle architect” – finding all the pieces of the puzzle for each person. She also discusses what energy medicine is and how to utilize that to complement traditional medicine. She discusses her shift to aspects of complementary medicine as a means of practicing self love and acceptance. She says the power of self love reflects our relationship with ourselves, our body, our partners, and our money. Self love is the foundation of all healing. Acceptance is having compassion for yourself despite the imperfections, which she says is difficult for high achieving women.

Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR)

Find out more information about Dr. Mo’s book at UnleashTheHealingWithin.com

Connect on Facebook Mously Le Blanc Twitter @leblanc_mo IG @doctor_mo_leblanc

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FULL BIO: Dr. Mously Le Blanc, affectionately known as Dr. Mo, is a highly awarded and sought-after Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctor, holistic intuitive healer, and abundance coach.  She is an Ivy league educated physician who has been recognized as a Top Doctor in the Baltimore region numerous times.  She owns a holistic medical practice taking a holistic approach to care that addresses the mind, body, heart and soul.

In addition, Dr. Mo coaches high achieving, purpose-driven women to get unstuck to earn money fast with ease so that they can fall back in love with their purpose and life to ultimately be happy, healthy, and wealthy.  I believe that as divine queens, we are all entitled to our heart’s desires and that we don’t have to sacrifice our sanity, health and relationships to be successful.  She deeply enjoys incorporating energy healing techniques with coaching to quickly and effectively empower women to transform their lives.

She is a motivational speaker and has been featured in the media, including CBS and FOX.  Dr Mo also loves to inspire women with her podcast and soon to be released book, both entitled, “Unleash the Healing Within”.  She is a mother, wife, and entrepreneur.

Episode 55: Destigmatization with Dr. Jessica Lubahn

Destigmatization with Dr. Jessica Lubahn of ONDRwear


In this week’s episode I chat with Dr. Jessica Lubahn, a urologist and founder of the company ONDRwear. Hear how she decided to embark on this journey and what made her decide to start this company. She says that she witnessed not only the daily frustrations and embarrassment that arose from urinary leakage (urinary incontinence) in both men and women, but also the limitations and potential side effects of more invasive treatment. 

The word that she chose was “destigmatization” because she wants to bring awareness about just how common this issue is with the hopes of having open conversations without the shame or stigma that sometimes comes with living with incontinence.

Find out more about ONDRwear at www.ondrwear.com and on Instagram @ondrwear

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Episode 54: Authenticity with Dr. Jessie Benson

In this week’s episode, I chat with Dr. Jessie Benson and her topic, Authenticity.
She shares her journey through clinical medicine and her decision to step away and pursue her passions. We also chat about what it means to be a homesteader! She is now a certified life coach, mindfulness teacher, professional artist, and most recently professional baker with her bakery Buffalo Mountain Bakery. Her advice is to “live true to yourself”.


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Art: http://www.jessiebensonfineart.com

Bakery: http://www.buffalomountainbakery.com 

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FULL BIO: Jessie Benson is part life coach, part artist, part homesteader, and full-time life enjoyer. After practicing anesthesiology and critical care medicine for nearly a decade, Jessie took the leaf of faith in 2014 to leave medicine and build the life of her dreams. She now lives in the blue ridge mountains of Virginia on 5 ½ acres of heaven. Jessie’s days are filled by working with her life coach clients, making and selling her beeswax & oil paintings, and doing the tasks of a homesteader. In Jessie’s first post-medicine year, she obtained three trainings to enable her to both serve others and provide for herself. She completed life coach training and obtained certification. She also completed yoga teacher and meditation teacher training programs. Jessie had discovered art a few years prior to her departure from medicine. She continued making and selling her paintings which she creates using a technique she originated in 2013. Once her 3 trainings were complete, Jessie put her house in Raleigh, NC up for sale and headed out on an 8-month RV trip around the US hiking many national and state parks. She completed this adventure by settling in Floyd, Virginia, a sweet little town known for its mixture of artisans, farmers, and musicians. This is when her life as a homesteader began. A homesteader is someone that does as much for one’s self as they can. So for Jessie this meant designing and helping build her own house with the help of her cousin who is a builder. It also means growing much of her food and baking her bread. There is also tending to the land that needs to be done. Homesteading is approached in the spirit of self-reliance. It is a lot of physical work, but Jessie loves it. Throughout her time traveling the US and since settling in Virginia, Jessie has steadily grown her coaching practice to a vibrant one. In addition to meeting with her 1:1 clients weekly, Jessie has led workshops and retreats. She has also remained committed to sharing her art. Jessie has done several shows in the US and has work in galleries in Virginia and North Carolina. The predominant part of her art time is spent making commissions, custom pieces for her collectors. Jessie especially enjoys this aspect of life as an artist because of the connection she gets to make with the people commissioning the special pieces. Jessie spent the first 3 decades of her life chasing achievement and approval. Her life was marked by perfectionism and a fear of failure and rejection. Through dedicated self-work, Jessie was able to break free from this way of thinking. That is when she really started living. That is when she found art and music and sprint triathlons any other thing she wanted to try because she was free from the fear of failure. Once she found this freedom, she knew that medicine was not the way she wanted to spend her life and she ventured out to build a new life, one she truly loves.  Jessie brings this wealth of practical life experience into her coaching practice and supports others in building a life they truly love. Her passion is helping others find and live theirs. 

Episode 53: Education & Empowerment with Dr. Kara Wada


Dr. Kara Wada is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Fellowship Program Director of Allergy/Immunology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. After having completed additional fellowship training in medical education, she is passionate about building meaningful connection and therapeutic relationships with her patients and inspiring future physicians to do the same. She seeks to empower her patients and clients with a naturally-minded and scientifically-grounded approach to care.  She speaks nationally on topics including medical education, allergic and immunologic conditions. Outside of her work, she is an autoimmune patient, a food allergy mom of 2 spunky daughters, and wife to another Dr. Wada.  Find more information at www.crunchyallergist.com and follow her @crunchyallergist on IG and Facebook.

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Season 2: Episode 52 Constantly Evolving with Kim Thai

Kim Thai is a writer, Emmy-award winning producer and the founder of GaneshSpace, a community organization dedicated to pursuing equity through mindfulness.  

Find out more info at: Instagram @kthai6 / thekimthai.com /

Instagram @ganeshspace / ganeshspace.com


Kim’s article on Being Asian American During Trump’s ‘China Virus’: bit.ly/3oMEkry

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Season 2: Episode 51 Adaptive Yoga with Dr. Ingrid Yang

Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT-500*, C-IAYT** is a board-certified physician hospitalist in San Diego, CA who has been teaching yoga for over 21 years. She is also the author of two books: Hatha Yoga Asanas and Adaptive Yoga. She is an incredibly creative and inspiring yoga teacher, who has made it her purpose to incorporate medicine into yoga, and yoga into medicine. Dr. Yang leads classes, trainings, and workshops all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. She is a certified yoga therapist under the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Reiki master of the Usui tradition. In her past lives, Ingrid was an intellectual property attorney, founder and owner of Blue Point Yoga Center, and a jazz singer in Australia. When she is not doctor-ing or yoga-ing, Ingrid loves to surf at sunset, travel the world, and play on the beach with her dogs Rusty and Juno. Find out more at http://www.ingridyang.com or instagram.com/ingridyangyogamd.

*E-RYT500 = experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and the 500 level (highest level)

**C-IAYT = Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists (a 2000 hour training requirement)

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Episode 50: Solocast on Reflections 2020

In this week’s episode I recap the first season of the podcast. What a year this has been for us all. I’m grateful for all the little positives that have come out of this year and am looking forward to the new year. Thank you all for coming along and listening. I’m excited for Season 2 which is just around the corner! In this next season we will shift gears and discuss specific women’s health & wellness topics! Look forward to yoga, coaching, postpartum issues, stress management and many many more! Also a new logo reveal coming soon!

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Episode 49: Keeps Getting Better with Dr. Ali Novitsky

Ali Novitsky, MD specializes in Life Coaching for Professional Women, including fellow female physicians. She is a Certified Life and Weight Loss Coach, Board Certified Pediatrician, Board Certified Neonatologist, Blogger, International Speaker, and Host of the Podcast, “Life Coaching for Women Physicians.” Ali has a membership program for women physicians called Life Coaching Society where she focuses mind, body, and relationship fitness.

Find out more info about Dr. Novitsky:

Website: http://www.lifecoachingforwomenphysicians.com

Facebook group for women physicians: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LCWPwithAliNovitskyMD/

Instagram: alinovitskymd

Twitter: ARemakus

Linkedin: Alexandra Novitsky MD

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