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The Queer Spirit podcast has weekly conversations with artists, healers and activists who enliven, heal and empower the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Queer+ communities. I'm Nick Venegoni, MA, a holistic psychotherapist who supports all queer people to thrive and heal. Each week I'll be interviewing a different guest who does work in the world to nourish the Queer Spirit in us all - authors, coaches, teachers, body workers, mystics, creatives, ritualists, diviners and MORE. We' ...
 
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Sachin Patel is a father, husband, philanthropist, speaker, author, and plant medicine advocate. He is the founder of The Living Proof Institute through which he pioneered a revolutionary approach to patient-centered healthcare. Dr. Patel asserts that "the doctor of the future is the patient" and he has committed himself to helping others raise the…
 
In this episode, Jim speaks with Dr. Sandra Kaufmann. Dr. Kaufmann received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and is the Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. She is also the creator and bestselling author of The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It. During this fasci…
 
Our favorite astrological life guide, dream sherpa, visionary, and author, Stephanie Gailing, is back and this time we are talking all about dreams! Stephanie's latest book, The Complete Book of Dreams is your ultimate guide to accessing, understanding, and interpreting your dreams. Stephanie also gives us an astrological download about what to exp…
 
Today we chat with Intuition Lab founder, creative, and author, Kim Chestney, all about her book Radical Intuition: A Revolutionary Guide to Using Your Inner Power. This book is a culmination of Kim's 20+ years of research and exploration all about spirituality, culture, and intuition. We talk about the different types of intuition, how you can ide…
 
Today we chat with anticipatory grief coach and death doula, Patty Montoya, all about why someone might choose the support of a death doula when their time comes, the realness and overwhelm of anticipatory grief, and how we don't talk about death, dying, and grief openly enough in our society. You can connect to Patty Montoya of Titipoza here and h…
 
In this eye-opening interview, Jim speaks with Carolyn Thomas. Carolyn is a Mayo Clinic-trained women’s health advocate, a heart attack survivor, and author of the book A Women’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease. Carolyn and Jim discuss whether high blood pressure is always an indicator of heart disease—and what to do about it. As well as six of …
 
In this week's episode, we chat all about Samhain, Halloween, a once-in-a-blue moon Full Moon, All Saints Day, and more that are all happening next week! We talk about the history behind Samhain and Halloween, Full Moon rituals, and how to honor your Ancestors this time of year! In this episode we refer to the Circle of Stones by Erynn Rowan Laurie…
 
Do you feel like you've been doing the work on yourself, but still get stuck in thoughts, patterns, and situations that you thought you had moved through? Well, meet Natalie Hayes, a PSYCH-K facilitator (as well as a spiritual mentor, intuitive, and registered nurse) who is here to help you move past your limiting beliefs that may be holding you ba…
 
Julie Bacher is an author and teacher from New England. She has traveled the world working on community service projects, and spent 23 years as a public school teacher. She is the author of four books, with her latest book, Oh S#*t! I think I’m Gay: a coming out book. Julie is passionate about LGBTQ issues, social justice, and crafting the right wo…
 
Today we chat with leadership and empowerment coach, podcast host, and four-time author, Christine Arylo. Christine's newest book, Overwhelmed & Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered & Sustained in a Chaotic World, is a guide to making positive shifts in your mindset and life to find what truly brings you harmony and peace in the wild world …
 
Marc Boone is a Wizard and the founder of the Academy of Magical Thinking. The Academy helps grown-ups connect with their Inner Kiddo. Marc got his training at Parsons School of Design and he has worked as an elementary school art teacher. Episode Highlights Nick & Marc discuss the power and importance of fairy tales, myths, and bringing magical th…
 
That's right, we are celebrating our 100th episode! Can you believe it? We can't, well we can, but still - wild! We chat about the transition of summer to fall, what we are saying goodbye to, what we are calling in, voting, and so much more. HUGE THANK YOU to all of you! Without your support we would not have made it to this amazing milestone. Conn…
 
Did you know our bodies speak their own unique language of energy? Did you know that it's relatively easy to tap in to hear, see, feel, and sense? This week we chat with intuitive, author, and energy medicine practitioner, Ellen Meredith, all about her new book The Language Your Body Speaks. Ellen's book is full of so many great nuggets of informat…
 
In this moving interview, Jim talks with Pete Griffin, the CEO of Musicians On Call—a non-profit that brings musicians into hospitals to help patients heal physically, mentally, and spiritually. Pete shares some remarkable stories of healing. He describes how music therapy provided by Musicians On Call has helped over 830,000 patients, families, an…
 
Jessie Susannah Karnatz, aka the Money Witch, brings capitalism-critical, shame-free education to healers, hustlers, and creatives in order to catalyze change in their financial lives. She believes healing our finances will bring blessing to our lives, our lineages, and our communities. She offers education, Money Magic products, Intuitive Financia…
 
Meet Esther Loopstra - artist, educator, and intuition guide - who loves helping people to meet into their intuition, find their flow, and follow their inner CEO to help build the life they were meant to live. Connect with Esther Loopstra here and here. Below are links to what we discussed: Sign up for her Creative Leap Mentorship here Esther's Wor…
 
Doctors have been successfully treating patients using the power of sound and vibration for decades. Sound and vibration enter the body naturally, and in many cases, can heal parts of the body without medications or risky surgeries. But even if you aren’t currently suffering from an injury or health ailment, you can still reap the benefits of a reg…
 
Lung health is on everyone’s mind these days, rightfully so. And ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I’ve been on the lookout for things you can do at home to both protect and strengthen your lungs. And now, Johns Hopkins—one of the most trusted medical authorities in the nation—just recommended sound and humming as a safe, simple, drug-free tr…
 
Between work, your family, and the other priorities in your life, some days you might feel like your “tank is on empty,” with no energy left to take care of yourself. But when you make a habit of running on fumes, you can create some real problems for yourself—like weakening your immune system, slowing your body’s healing processes, or even trigger…
 
According to the latest science, indulging in a regular "Happy Hour" may not be making us so happy after all. Research shows that just one drink in the evening can have detrimental effects to our sleep. Although alcohol may help you feel drowsy, it can get in the way of our body's ability to rest. Today I’ll share my three go-to relaxation techniqu…
 
With all the uncertainty in our world, it’s no wonder so many people struggle to quiet their racing mind. If you don’t take time to actively rid your body of all that nervous energy, it can start to take a toll on you. Especially if your cortisol levels start building up. That’s because cortisol—also known as the “stress hormone”—will start to atta…
 
We are so excited to kick off September (and our first episode back after a break) with Ayurvedic practitioner, Nidhi Pandya. We chat with Nidhi all about the principles of Ayurveda and how it's all about helping you find balance and homeostasis for your mind, body, and life! Be sure to follow her on instagram @my_ayurvedic_life where she is always…
 
Aging is inevitable. But thanks to some new groundbreaking scientific work, it is indeed possible to slam the breaks on aging. The secret to this fountain of youth lies within your ability to disrupt your body’s own aging processes—all the way down to the cellular level. Today you'll learn about a part of your DNA called telomeres. Telomeres act as…
 
Roger Kuhn (Poarch Creek) is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on Two-Spirit love, sexual sovereignty, and erotic survivance. He works as a psychotherapist and Professor of American Indian Studies, and is a board member of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS). In 2020, Roger served as the Chair for the BAAITS Two-Spirit powwo…
 
Can kindness make a difference to your health? A group of researchers at UCLA and University of Plymouth in the UK found that when we see a person help someone else, it makes us feel good. And as a result, we tend to go out and commit our own act of kindness. But what's going on inside our bodies when we perform an act of kindness? Today I'll tell …
 
It's no surprise that the year 2020 has more people turning to mind-body practices like yoga and meditation to find inner peace and calm. Today I'm going to teach you a powerful beginner 5-step technique that can help you clear your mind and relax whenever you need it. You'll also learn the one key thing you need to do BEFORE you start any meditati…
 
2020 is so strange that I've taken up an unusual new hobby... I hum to cows. Why? Simple put...it makes me feel good. Today I'll tell you how I ended up discovering this new practice with my bovine friends, why I've found "cow humming" to be excellent self care, and the five big benefits I'm receiving from this odd (but healthy) routine. Start your…
 
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