Rocking a Betrayal: Hope and Justice in Motion

“I believe in justice and truth, without which there would be no basis for human hope.”-Dalai Lama

We all experience betrayal as part of the Human Experience at some point in our lifetime. When we go into our suffering with humility and the desire to ASCEND we grow the most.

The Universal Truths of: awareness, self love, & altruism are fundamental ingredients for mental, spiritual and physical well-being.

I am taking a moment of pause and reflection to be grateful for everyone that is a part of my “A Team” throughout my personal experience of  fighting for JUSTICE over the years that has now helped many others to not fall victim to an individual that has been defrauding others for years and utilizing their charities and ex-NFL status to attract his victims.

The pursuit of JUSTICE IN MOTION is leaving me with great HOPE!

Yesterday I cleared my patient day so I could focus my attention on the next linear steps to alchemize the entire experience into the Highest Outcome for all parties involved.

Remember everything is ENERGY.

WE are the MASTERS of our own MIND, HEART and SOUL. 

Remember WE all face unimaginable situations.

LIGHT Wins. LOVE Wins. 

Gratitude is my Secret Sauce.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 


Dr. Denise




Rockin A Betrayal: Shame 

Rocking A Betrayal: Red Flags

Rocking A Betrayal: Sisterhood

Rocking A Betrayal: The Alchemy of Betrayal 

***I have received messages from others that found the case on line and listened to the series above to help them to not fall victim to fraud. 

I have had patients listen to the series and thank me as it helped them to forgive those who trespassed against them from long ago. 

OUR Gift of Reflection

The Ascension Show Season 2.5

“OUR Gift of Reflection”

OUR Gift of Reflection is part of an on-going, communal process that heightens awareness.  In this episode we talk about why modern day society is so stressed out.  Because we just do frenetic mode, we don’t look back and reflect.  Here’s the reminder to do it and how to do it!   We’ll talk about how #SELF-CARE is the new Cool.  And we also learn just where those adrenals are and the big job they’re doing inside your sacred body.  We give a huge shout out to the pulse of Consciousness.  With a look back at the year in headlines, we hit all the senses.  The crew is vulnerable, transparent and accessible.  It’s time to move on… knowing reflection comes from inside the heart — the mind — and the body.

Anchors:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Jennifer Shaffer, Dr. Andrea Best, Beverly Bergmann, Cathleen O’Toole

Executive Producers:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Cathleen O’Toole

Associate Producer:  Katherine Axiotis


            Vocals: Emily Eddins

            Producers: Dr. Denise McDermott, G. Beverly Bergmann, Emily Eddins

Graphic Artist:  Carolyn Honda

Links in show:






Champion Mindset Series with Elite Tennis Coach, Visionary, and Co-Founder of Healthy Referral Network Tom Katovsky

It is an honor to welcome Thomas Katovsky to the Champion Mindset Series! The divine timing and resonance birthed this meeting and interview. Tom is truly a humble pioneer in integrative health and wellbeing as an elite tennis coach, visionary and co-founder of Healthy Referral Network!

Listen and BE inspired:

Thomas Katovsky
Health and Healing Journey
  • eczema since 3 yrs old
  • Cleve Clinic, University Hospitals, Duke Medical
  •  lecture at tennis conf on changing ot vegan diet over 30 yrs ago
  • stopped eating all animal products
  • 99% plant based diet, may 1 or 2 x a month wild salmon for the omegas,
  • started healthy referral newspaper in 89 with Marchia Carnicelli Minor, who has been our radio host
  • Mind Your Body and Spirit since early 90’s with over 400 interviews including Gandhi’s grandson, Patch Adams, MD and Christopher Hills, PhD pioneer in algae and spirulina research for the hunger issue
  • continued healthy referral since 89 and the radio show
  • selling unique health products such as biolumina spirulina, relax sauna, light beam generator based on Tesla’s work, Teslar watch, polymva developed for the immune system and cancer support over 30 yrs ago. Non toxic
  • published book Preventive Health Report 5 top doctors that contribute to Healthy Referral on Virus and Vitamin C IV, heart, cancer, anti aging and gut health/immune system

On Alchemy: Dr. Denise and Dr. Best Discuss Race and Well-BEing with Dr. Sonnee Weedn

Pinch me…. Did this really happen?


Reverent relationships.

Reverent relationships.

Reverent relationships.

Did I really get to sit down with Dr. Weedn and Dr. Andrea Best to discuss RACE and Well-BEing with these enlightened women that I have known and worked with for years?

Dr. Weedn and I have traveled to India together and have both spoken at the Dalai Lama’s Body Mind Life conference.

Dr. Andrea Best and I have known each other since our days as integrative adult and child psychiatrists and have reunited with humility and gratitude to push the envelope on all discussions on race, wellbeing, and holistic health on The Ascension Show and On Alchemy!

And NOW I get to introduce these amazing women to sit down and discuss the most intimate topics regarding RACE and Well-BEing!

Are you ready to BE INSPIRED!

Listen here:







Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D., CSAT

Sonnee D. Weedn, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Marin and Orange County, CA. She maintains offices in Novato and Newport Beach. She is certified by the American Psychological Association in the treatment of alcoholism and chemical dependency and by IITAP in the treatment of sex addiction.


In addition to her psychology practice, Dr. Weedn provides continuing education and training for mental health and healthcare professionals in the areas of group psychotherapy, spirituality for recovering people, dream interpretation, optimizing mental health and brain recovery..


Since 2004, Dr. Weedn has provided over 500 in-depth psychological assessments of patients at chemical dependency treatment centers. She has been admitted as an expert witness in the areas of child custody, child dependency, and psychological evaluation in various Superior Court jurisdictions.


As a frequent visitor at a local penitentiary, Dr. Weedn helped an inmate start a trauma group for other inmates, which culminated in a poetry contest describing childhood abuse.


In addition, she has teamed with Col.(ret) Yvonne Cagle, M.D., Ph.D.,NASA astronaut to form the DSR-30 (Deep Space Research) consortium between NASA and Fordham University providing behavioral health protocols for the astronauts going to Mars in 2030. There are currently twelve scientists, physicians and researchers in this consortium. Neuro-engineering and repair, as developed by Curtis Cripe, Ph.D. is part of her office practice .


Dr. Weedn was invited by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to present her work at the Tibetan Medical Society (Men-Tsee-Khang) Conference in Dharmsala, India in 2015 and 2016. This culminated in writing 8 Ways to Wellbeing for Recovering People and 8 Ways to Sustainable Wellbeing for Teens and Families.

She is the author of Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women, and co-wrote two chapters in the textbook, Making Advances: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide for Female Sex and Love Addicts.


In July 2018, Dr. Weedn was honored to be named a Distinguished Citizen of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity.


Most importantly, she has been married to Robert Weedn for 51 years and is a mother of two adult sons and a grandmother.





On Alchemy: Dr. Denise and Dr. Best Deep Dive on Harry and Meghan’s Interview

Dr. Denise and Dr. Best Deep Dive on Harry and Meghan’s Interview with Oprah. 

The Royal Family Meets The Matrix. Which royals chose the red pill vs the blue pill? Is Harry woke? Was Meghan trapped? Listen to our On Alchemy podcast, “Trapped Within The System” to hear our thoughts about the interview and The Whys. Why the world fascination? Why the verbal and written attacks on this couple? Why the anger, the fear, the funny memes even?
Hear our perspectives as women, mothers, doctors, psychiatrists, as a woman of color, as a mother of a mixed-race child. What triggered us, and others. You’ll hear thoughts on how Meghan and Harry’s experiences reflect many of our own. Also, what do our kids say about that interview? How do we share emotional distress to get the help we need? And much more, including race, family, the history of the royal family, colonization, healing, the now and paradigm progression. With self- examination and checking the pulse of consciousness, we elevate the questions. And always, with some levity. The red pill… or the blue. Which one?



Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class:Graham, Lawrence Otis


Meet Business Strategist and High Performance Coach Rasa Disalvo!

Let’s celebrate one another!

Cheers to all of you lovely ladies on international women’s day.

Pick up the phone, text a lovely lady in your life and connect with gratitude and reverence honoring the divine feminine.

That is exactly what my inner voice said to do when I was swimming, “Ask Rasa to do an interview on International Women’s Day!”

She said “YES!”

With $100 in her pocket and duffle bags in hand this beautiful soul landed at O’Hare airport from Lithuania to realize her dreams BEYOND her IMAGINATION.

Are you ready to BE inspired?

Listen here:


Rasa DiSalvo is a transformational teacher, high performance coach, business consultant, real estate investor and beach volleyball and surfing loving mamma of Thomas (5) and Aria (3). Her mission is to unlock human potential and show people how to access their highest power that lives within them in order to create the career and life they desire, excel at what they do, and live their purpose every day.

Rasa has coached athletes, corporate executives, and CEOs across the globe guiding them to achieve outstanding results. She is a sought out speaker and has streamed many live webinars about living a purposeful life.

Prior to starting her own businesses, Rasa competed for Lithuania’s national volleyball team, played on a professional beach volleyball tour, and worked for 15 years as a Strategy & Transaction Consultant where she led multi-million dollar projects and assessed the value of multi-billion dollar companies. Throughout her career as a consultant, Rasa has trained and led numerous high performing teams as well as led various initiatives to drive authentic leadership and promote women into leadership roles.

Challenge Check List

IG: @Rasa.Disalvo

Books referenced:

You are the Placebo

Super Synchronicity

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day everyone. I was blessed to meet up with Kaliyani yesterday to toast in person to the Divine Feminine!

Her shout out:

“Thank you to the Sacred Masculine who are awake and along side US at this time in history.” ~Kaliyani

It is truly an honor to rerelease this interview (5/23/2020) with Kaliyani with all of you:

When we allow ourselves to be open to our Highest Level of Awareness, it is unimaginable what can unfold…

Kaliyani’s journey reveals her path of continued awakening, service, creativity, inspiration, and birthing of the Divine Feminine that is within US ALL.

Listen HERE:

Kaliyani is a spiritually inspired visionary, modern mystic, community builder and a passionate midwife to the rebirth of the Sacred Feminine in our collective consciousness. Her Soul purpose is reflected in her work as artist, writer, producer, soul coach, and facilitator of women’s sacred circles.

Kaliyani’s Conscious Media Company, Stargate Alliance has among other projects, since 2009 collaborated in the co-execution of a peace platform Peacelink and it’s world music concert Peacelink Live; the documentary Secrets of Love and a feature film, A Winter Rose.

Between 2014 and 2018 she has released two singles, Nammu’s Invocation and Tears For Inanna, which music videos together have garnered over 3.5 million views, with the first one reaching #2 on the billboard hot singles chart in 2017. Her work as a soul coach and facilitator of Women’s Sacred Circles, once only through word of mouth, will soon be accessible to all through

Nammu’s Invocation Single release on Amazon Music:

Nammu’s Invocation You Music Link:
Tear’s For Inanna Music Video Link:
Stargate Alliance’s :


Kaliyani’s latest dream project is a non-profit organization called GAEA Foundation, which acronym means Global Alliance for Equality Awareness. GAEA has a dual commitment to assist in the protection, healing and education of women and their children victims of domestic violence and to the funding of conscious media that brings awareness to women’s issues and gender equality.

For more on Kaliyani’s Media and Music you can now visit and , as for her soul coaching and Foundation, you can make a note to check and!

Jane Fonda ROCKS!

My heart skipped a beat and my soul was dancing on the night of the Golden Globes when Jane Fonda eloquently accepted the Cecil b. Demille Award and honored ALL KIND.

With Reverence and Gratitude let’s celebrate Woman’s History Month with the words from Jane Fonda:

The Ascension Show Season 2 Episode Eight “Your Path to Liberation”

Liberation, feeling free, getting past Covid — the themes of freedom and liberation keep coming up with our Ascension Show team.  So we thought, what better topic for our show.  We’re going to teach you the things we need to do prior to feeling liberation.  You’ll learn about the #RELEASE and climb up the emotional ladder (AKA: #Fuckit) that’s needed prior to freedom.  Imagine ditching your anger, your guilt, your shame.   Ahhhhhh!   Liberation relates to parenting, dating, race, spirituality — it touches all corners of our lives — and it sure can be elusive.  That’s why we’ll be talking the Pulse of Consciousness as we hunt freedom down #TOGETHER!!

Anchors:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Jennifer Shaffer, Dr. Andrea Best, Beverly Bergmann, Cathleen O’Toole

Executive Producers:  Dr. Denise McDermott, Cathleen O’Toole

Associate Producer:  Katherine Axiotis


            Vocals: Emily Eddins

            Producers: Dr. Denise McDermott, G. Beverly Bergmann, Emily Eddins

Graphic Artist:  Carolyn Honda

Links in show:

W. E. B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk”

Dr. Denise “Rocking a Betrayal”



On Alchemy: Deep Dive on Liberation

What happens when one realizes one show alone, The Ascension Show, cannot possibly address the week’s topic  “Liberation”, especially during Black History Month?  Well, you produce another show on your platform that does, a show that addresses the feelings, triggers and questions around that word.

This week, on the On Alchemy show, Dr Denise and I address your (and our) questions,  feelings, triggers around the topic “Liberation”. Listen to hear how to Alchemize, how to handle thoughts and feelings to then feel and Be Free, Liberated. We tackle the challenging  questions:  How do you feel Liberation, in this country, if you’re a person of color?  How do we all effectively talk about, create, and experience Freedom? How do we give ourselves permission to Feel Free, Liberated…  when the evidence around us appears to point to the opposite? Racism and inequality may be a daily reality that prevents freedom for some.  The pandemic that isolates us, a collective reality, certainly doesn’t promote the feeling of freedom. Then also, Anxiety and Fear seem to whisper to many that there’s not enough of what we need, not enough to share. That doesn’t feel like freedom. For some others, who are not experiencing any discrimination, restrictions or suffering … we talk about steps to remove guilt about the enjoyment of things, importance of altruism/speaking up for others, and ways to give yourself permission to Feel Free To Feel Good. The path to Liberation. That’s what we’re for and about this week. Join us as we share our respective journeys and tips for Liberation.
 ~ Dr. Andrea Best
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