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

Pinch me…. Did this really happen?

(Breathe)

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!

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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.

 

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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?

 

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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?

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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.

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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 KaliyaniSundari.com

Nammu’s Invocation Single release on Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Nammus-Invocation-Kaliyani/dp/B00GSEPPY8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nammu%27s+Invocation&qid=1588190394&s=dmusic&sr=1-1

Nammu’s Invocation You Music Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvLBGmGnW2Q
Tear’s For Inanna Music Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvlBC7expc8
Stargate Alliance’s :  https://stargatealliance.net/

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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 stargatealliance.net and kaliyanimusic.com , as for her soul coaching and Foundation, you can make a note to check KaliyaniSundari.com and GaeaInternational.org!

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

Music:

            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” https://www.gutenberg.org/files/408/408-h/408-h.htm

Dr. Denise “Rocking a Betrayal” https://www.drdenisemd.com/category/rocking-a-betrayal/

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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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The Ascension Show Season 2 Episode Seven “Empower: Elevate & Speak Your Loving Truth ”

Ever been instructed to do something, and it just didn’t feel right?  That’s because it wasn’t true to your authentic self — and we’ve got no time for that!  We’re here to #EMPOWER & #ELEVATE and speak loving truth!   It’s truly a don’t-miss episode!  Just as we tackle the topic of elevating our parenting styles, the children of Jennifer and Dr. Denise serendipitously give us real-time examples of how to activate the greatness in our children and ourselves.  Our special guest this week, Sara Mayo-Rex, shares the philanthropic works she does with teenagers which shows them how to tap into their inner strength and work altruistically, boosting their own loving truth.  You’ll learn how your body and cells work together to lift up, rise up and elevate.  And how that still, small  voice inside you — grounds you — and #ELEVATES.  Plus, we’ve got the Rosa Parks look, how not to do a photo-shoot and lots of laughs!  The Ascension Show team wishes you #ELEVATION!

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

Guest:  Sara Mayo-Rex

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

Associate Producer:  Katherine Axiotis

Music:

            Vocals: Emily Eddins

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

Graphic Artist:  Carolyn Honda

Links in show:

Sara Mayo-Rex’s non-profit organization:   https://speak2win.org/

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On Alchemy Series: Speak 2 Win with Sara Mayo Rex

 

 

What an honor for Dr. Andrea Best and I to have our first “On Alchemy” show of 2021 with inspirational visionary Sara Mayo-Rex!

I was left speechless. Sara and Dr. Best are mothers that have a common vision for ALL children to feel, speak and BE their own loving best friend and realize the power of love, service and compassion for ALL KIND!

Are you ready to BE inspired and find out about Speak 2 Win?

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Sara Mayo-Rex is a strategist, consultant and motivational speaker passionate towards the realization of personal and professional excellence. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. and studied Software Engineering at the University of Maryland. After a briefteaching career in Washington, DC. Sara combined her passion for teaching with her academic studies in biology and systemsengineering to pursue a healthcare consulting career. Sara served as a Senior Consultant within the Department of Defenseamassing process engineering, organizational change management and operational excellence expertise. Beyond the DoD, Sara has held several key leadership positions within Kaiser Permanente, SPEAK, Inc,Singer Burke Zimmer, LLC and the National Association for Securities Professionals. Over the span of a 25 year career, Mrs. Mayo-Rex develops operational excellence strategies and drives enterprise wide LeanSigma process standardization initiatives to advance organizational capability maturity; achieving breakthrough results for her clients. Her role as Executive Strategist & Coach gives rise to her commitment to excellence, talent activation and cultivating leadership capabilities within corporations and beyond. As achange agent, Mrs. Mayo-Rex is a recognized community leader and youth advocate striving to createopportunities and access for the underserved. Subsequent to this passion, Sara founded SPEAK, Inc. and has designed countless transformational scholastic programs and curriculum products that improve the outcomes of youth by focusing on five core leadership tenets – service, philanthropy, excellence, achievement and knowledge. As the Program Director for the NASP Wall Street Financial and Scholastic Training (FAST)Track program, Mrs. Mayo-Rex leverages the dynamic SPEAK delivery model to develop emerging youth leaders through a masterful blend of business ideation, management and administration principles with ASQ Six Sigma caliber problem solving, critical thinking, situational and facilitative leadership models. Proven student success, breakthrough corporate results and sustained culture and community change are hallmarks of Sara’s leadership effectiveness. Mrs. Mayo-Rex is a truly dynamic leader committed to transforming and activating excellence within everyone whom she engages! She currently resides in Santa Clarita, CA. with her husband Todd Rex, their three children Zoe, Zion and Maximus. She can be contacted for at sararex@speak2win.org.

 

The Ascension Show Season 2 Episode Six “Celebrating the Strength of the Human Spirit”

The Ascension Show is Celebrating the Strength of the Human Spirit.  We get scientifically geeky talking about what our body actually does to make itself strong.  Think epigenetics, but explained in a way we can actually understand!  We look at what the Universal Truth of #STRENGTH means in all its shapes and forms.  We also talk about using our awareness to figure out if a vulnerability is actually our own or if we are taking on someone else’s energy.  You don’t have to pray to God, if that triggers you.  We’ll learn how else we can pray for #STRENGTH.   And, we will delve into finding #STRENGTH in speaking your own personal truth.

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

Guest:  Dr. Sonnee Weedn

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

Associate Producer:  Katherine Axiotis

Music:

            Vocals: Emily Eddins

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

Graphic Artist:  Carolyn Honda

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