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Yes You Can on WPVM FM
Every Tuesday from 5-6pm on WPVM FM 103.7 Ann-Lee Waite hosts live interviews
Hosted by Ann-Lee Waite, a self-proclaimed Goddess Trainer. She assists women on their journeys to self-empowerment. She believes “There is no story, no history you cannot transform for your highest good”. Find her on Facebook.
At the age of forty Ann-Lee took a six-month pause after asking Spirit, “What is the work I will feel joy in doing so much that I would do it for free?” One day after completing her yoga video she noticed at the end there was a yoga teacher training offered. And thus began her journey in wellness practices. In one year she certified as a yoga teacher, a Thai yoga practitioner, foot fitness, body rolling teacher and personal trainer. A couple of years later she completed Level Two Usui Reiki. She was convinced if she could help people feel better in their bodies that could be a way for them to desire more wellbeing in their lives. That was 15 years ago.
Her energetic and spiritual connection has been a 30 year journey. Today she provides her clients intuitive and energetic offerings along with wellness training to experience more empowerment in their lives. She has created a signature group class that includes intuitive guidance, energy, aromatherapy, crystal, and vocal sound healing that is as unique as she is.
Yes You Can is a radio show discussing various topics on:
- The rising feminine, as witnessed by our society in the last decade (#metoo, Women’s March, Eve Ensler’s movement to end violence against women, and more)
- The mindset, habits, and practices of self-empowerment and transformational living
- Conversations about what women’s empowerment means and what effect it will have on our society
- What does self-responsibility look like in an extended age of victim/perpetrator/rescuer culture
- Conversations that inspire, motivate and remind listeners they can be, do, and have in life whatever they desire
Interview with LaBet Pritchard
Once upon a time…
A southern girl from Mississippi ran away from home and has been finding her way home to herself ever since. Twice married and divorced; two daughters; school teacher for five years; aerobics teacher, personal trainer and yoga therapist over the past 30 years; sober for nine years; and home free for the past three years, LaBet is living a spontaneous and serendipitous dream today. Since her divorce in 2009, she has bought and sold three teardrop trailer homes to travel to the west coast and Canada four times, celebrated holidays in Bermuda and Kauai and Peru, walked three pilgrimages in Spain and Italy and Croatia, spent one winter in Bali and New Zealand, and found herself this past winter in Costa Rica on her ninth visit to this utopia she had planned to call home.
As a travel adventure addict, laBet has circled the globe to find that she never had to leave her meditation cushion to find shangrila. It took losing all of her identification in Costa Rica to wake LaBet. Today she realizes that her identity is not determined by what she does, who she knows, where or when she goes, but instead why and how her life has meaning.
Millie America Parmer of www.momentswithmillie.me is back!!
Millie is going to be a monthly visitor to the studio. When you were little do you remember being shushed out of the room for big people talk?? Well this is two big women talking about life and what they are learning.
In this episode we talk about the role of children and how our attitudes nee to change regarding the preciousness of our young children. We talk about mothers and fathers and the importance of both masculine and feminine energies in bringing balance to our relationship with each other and the earth. And we are going to laugh our asses off in between these tough topics.
Interview with Amma Tanya White of www.loveheals1.com
Born and raised in Washington DC Amma Tanya White was not born into an ideal family or environment. An early childhood riddled with severe physical abuse led to her being placed in foster care at an early age. Subsequently, at the age of 8 she suffered the traumatic loss of her mother to suicide.
These early life traumas catalyzed a deep well of empathy and compassion within her heart to the suffering and struggles of others and started her on her spiritual journey which ultimately led her to a path of healer-ship.
She is a graduate of Howard University’s school of nursing and also obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University, with a specialization in somatic therapy for survivors of childhood abuse, and/or trauma. She is presently working on the completion of her PhD in Clinical Psychology.
She is also a graduate of the Full Spectrum School of Healing in Meadville, PA, founded by Shamanic healer Sandra Barnard. At Full Spectrum she studied energy healing and other alternative, mystical healing modalities and delved into deep self work to heal from the trauma of her past. Her website is www.loveheals1.com
Interview with Kasiva Mutua, percussionist from Nairobi, Kenya performing at the 5th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival
Acclaimed percussionist, Kasiva Mutua, of Nairobi, Kenya, is working to elevate the place of the African woman in music. Her exuberant performances reflect a panoply of influences, including afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae, and soul. Kasiva is a member of the internationally-touring East African music collective, The Nile Project, and has served as a Fellow of the US State Department’s international music exchange project. In 2017, Kasiva Mutua was named a Global TED Fellow. She now tours the world both as a solo artist and in collaboration with leading talent in an array of genres.
Describing her beginnings as a drummer, Kasiva says: “I grew up a curious child. I listened to every sound. Bird calls, cricket chirps, cowbells, and traditional drums are embedded in my mind and now I chant them in my sleep.” She was taught traditional drumming by her grandmother and continues to perpetuate her heritage and celebrate her community spirit.
Interview with Millie America Parmer of www.momentswithmillie.me blog.
Millie America Parmer is an ever evolving story. Some of them empowering. Many of them are not. She is a writer, an optimist, a mother, a grandmother, a wife, and a friend and messenger to everyone she meets.
Millie has been in touch with her spiritual energy since she was a child. She has allowed those gifts to enrich her life and others around her from having her own children to adopting orphans and helping others in the community. She believes we are all stories connecting through divine guidance. Her intuitive gifts move through her with love and lots of humor. Her life has been led by serendipitous moments and a true mystical journey. These have added to her passion for collecting and sharing stories from others.
Interview with Davyne Dial General Manager of WPVM FM
Davyne Dial was a professional designer for 30 years. She began her professional career as a designer in New Orleans developing and operating a business in the French Quarter adjacent to Jackson Square. She re-located to Asheville in 1989 to further her studies in metal work at Penland School and John C. Campbell.
She has distributed her designs to exclusive retail shops and catalogs, nationwide. Her work has appeared in national magazines, and graced the display windows of Saks Fifth Ave flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. She has produced instructional lessons on the lost art of couture level millinery that are available on DVDs. Upon retiring from the design world, Davyne fulfilled a dream of attending Penland School of Craft to study fine metal work. She hopes to resume her metal work once the station is well established in the community.
She feels the opportunity to help develop WPVM from a dormant radio station is a thrilling challenge and an honor to be a part of developing the station to it’s fullest potential for the community.
Interview with Giannina Callejas of the YWCA Empowerment Dept and Caitlan Wyatt of Planned Parenthood Our topic: “Millennials on Sexual Health Rights”
Giannina Callejas is the Coordinator of the Women’s Empowerment Department and started with the YWCA in August of 2017. She work’s to achieve the mission of the YW to “empower women and eliminate racism” by facilitating Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin-By World. The program aims to uplift women by resource connection and education. Giannina also assists in providing case management for teen parents in the YWCA’s MotherLove Program. Both programs focus on building safe and positive relationships. Giannina is a millennial who has decided to dedicate her life in supporting women towards finding their voice. Giannina is a community advocate and hopes to continue to become a prominent presence in the Asheville community.
Caitlan Wyatt is one of the lead educators at Planned Parenthood. She teaches young adults about contraceptive use, safe dating, and building healthy relationships. Caitlan dedicates her time to also teach MotherLove teens every May about their birth control options. Caitlan Wyatt will be joining Giannina Callejas as they talk about being Millennials educating generation Z.
Interview with Melody LeBaron of www.transformingspace.com May 29, 2018
As a Professional Organizer, Space Clearing practitioner, Feng Shui consultant, and Success Coach, the question Melody LeBaron helps her clients answer is: In how many ways can the spaces you live and work in support your greater success?
For decades, Melody’s clients have cleared their homes and lives of everything that isn’t serving them and created order and beauty, so that they can experience the joy that is their birthright, do their legacy work, and become the leaders the world needs!
The oldest of 7 children, Melody has been creating order and beauty out of chaos since she was a little girl, and began organizing for others in her 20s. Clients call her the “House Whisperer” because she senses the subtle energies that need to be cleared, and how each space longs to support those who live and work there.
Melody’s training in Feng Shui and Space Clearing have taught her what she always knew as an Organizer: when we partner mindfully with the spaces we live and work in, we increase the flow of abundance, health and joy in our lives. Her website is www.transformingspace.com
Interview with Sharon Oxendine with Western Women’s Business Center May 22, 2018
Sharon Oxendine has over twenty five years of non-profit and fifteen years of CDFI experience. Her education and experience includes business, financial and human services management. Sharon has worked in the Western North Carolina region for over fifteen years offering business training, lending and support for women entrepreneurs. She has a unique understanding of the needs of the under-served entrepreneurial community and has served over eleven years on the Minority Enterprise Development board. She is currently the Director at the Western Women’s Business Center at Carolina Small Business Development.
Sharon received the 2008 SBA Women’s Business Champion for the State of NC and the TWIN (Tribute to Women of Influence) award in 2006. Sharon was nominated for the nonprofit leader of the year in November 2017 by the Asheville Chamber Woman Up committee. Sharon recently received the SBA award – NC Women In Business Advocate of the Year.
As a First Nations woman hailing from the Lumbee Tribe of NC, Sharon serves in her community as a leader in bringing communities together to understand and participate in indigenous rituals and ceremonies. She spends time in her community as a mentor and an advocate for young women working to make positive changes in their lives.
Interview with Heather Edwards of Vino and Vulvas May 15, 2018
Heather Edwards, PT, MPT has been a pelvic physical therapist for 15 years in western North Carolina. In this role, she helps people of all genders overcome their barriers to sexual health and intimacy as well as helping people heal their bodies and get back on with the important work of living their fullest lives. She has earned certificates in Sexuality Counseling and Sexuality Education from the University of Michigan School of Social Work and is in supervision for national certification.
In 2015 she founded Vino & Vulvas, an inclusive, public, monthly event that connects sexual health providers with community members through educational panel discussions about sexuality, relationships, and pelvic health. She teaches community classes such as “Field Guide to Your Crotch” and ‘Talking to Your Doctor About Your Nonbinary Crotch.” Heather created the Transgender Pelvic Health Survey (currently in progress) and teamed up with Nova Southeastern University and the Pelvic Health Research Initiative for its implementation and data analysis. She lives in Asheville, NC with her partner and two kids. VinoandVulvas.com
Interview with Kimberly Hunter of Mountain BizWorks May 8, 2018
Kimberly Hunter is a former entrepreneur who formerly owned and operated various companies in western North Carolina. After three businesses and a couple of college teaching stints, Ms. Hunter now works for Mountain BizWorks as the entrepreneurship program manager. Kimberly oversees the work of many coaches and facilitators at Mountain BizWorks in providing small business owners access to many resources needed when starting, growing and exiting a business.
A Message from Kimberly Hunter.
I’m evolving. In love, purpose, strength, weakness, vision, thought and joy.
I’m evolving my feet, hands, breasts, heart, and muscles incapable of holding the weight of my short, round, and brown earth suit.
I’m evolving in laughter, tolerance, salty tear laughter longing to achieve a legacy to adore.
I’m evolving in how pain, grass, earth and work affect my vibrant spirit.
I’m evolving as Kimberly Hunter woman, full, having grieved a life I no longer hold.
I’m evolving in the next dimension of me, who I love to Be, Free as Me.
I Am Evolving
Interview with Dr. Chelsea Rae Verslues of Nourish and Flourish May 1, 2018
Dr. Chelsea Rae Verslues is a native Missourian who grew up a hunter, water-skier, yogi, and tree-climber extraordinaire.
She was born with a deep love for Earth’s flora, fauna, humanity, and the harmonious thriving of ALL.
She is devoted to humanity expressing vitality, wholeness, and the life they are born to live because THAT is the medicine for our world. She has traveled and worked and healed her way to Asheville and now delivers empowering, life-changing Network Care to her tribe at Nourish & Flourish! www.Nourishflourishnow.com
Interview with Amanda Read and Giannina Callejas of the YWCA Empowerment Department April 24, 2018
Amanda Read and Giannina Callejas are from the Women’s Empowerment Department at the YWCA of Asheville. Amanda Read is the Director of Women’s Empowerment and has been with the YWCA of Asheville for two years. Giannina Callejas is the Coordinator of Women’s Empowerment and started with the YWCA in August of 2016. Both women work to achieve the mission of the YW to empower women and eliminate racism by running two programs; MotherLove and Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin-By World. Both programs aim to uplift women by resource connection and education.
YWCA’s MotherLove is a comprehensive program for pregnant and parenting teens. The goals of the MotherLove Program are that pregnant and parenting teens stay in school, access higher education and vocational training, develop the skills and knowledge needed to become strong parents and delay another teen pregnancy.
Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin-By World is a series of 16 sessions designed to co-investigate the causes of poverty, the hidden rules of class and the resources needed by all to get ahead. Getting ahead aims to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to make financial choices that positively impact themselves, their families and their communities.
Both programs work to ensure women and families have the tools they need to pursue their dreams.
Interview with Julie Elizabeth Day April 17, 2018
Julie Elizabeth Day is so honored and giddy to be the Birth Mama of Practical Mystics TV.
Licensed as a Spiritual Practitioner through the Agape International Spiritual Center in 2010, she is happy to have played the following Earth roles: Spiritual Counselor, Teacher, Writer, Prayer Practitioner, Astro-nerd, and Mystical Adventurer. Through her spiritual travels, she has discovered Universal TRUTHS that transformed her being entirely, she has come to know and experience the Divine in a way that feels liberating, enlivening, and nourishing. Her EXPERIENCE of the Divine ultimately changed her life from one of fear and less-than-ness to one of joy, connection, MAGIC, and grace. And she wants that for you, too! In PMTV, Julie will be supporting you in numerous ways, from weekly Prayer Trips to playful interviews, to in-depth live counseling sessions, she’s all-in for helping you explore mysticism in a way that lights you up and brings more of YOU to Life! She lives with her partner, Marco, and his three magical children. They love tacos. They laugh tons. Find more information on https://practicalmystics.tv/
Interview with Dr. Lulu Hetzler Shimek April 10, 2018
As a naturopathic physician, my goal is to empower my patients to take charge of their own wellness by providing sustainable health plans. You can think of me as your personal detective finding out what is the root cause of the “dis-ease” by utilizing natural therapies and the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. I also believe strongly in a doctor – patient relationship where we work together to achieve your health vision and your road to success.
My passion is rooted in whole foods and nutrition. I work with my patients to create new lifestyles and relationships with food by a thorough examination of the foundations of health. The healing journey can be compared to an onion with many, many layers. As we work together, these physical, emotional and energetic layers will begin to peel off. This work requires a commitment from the doctor and physician.
Find more information on Dr. Lulu and her practice at http://epioneintegratedclinic.com/drlulu
Interview with Tina FireWolf April 3, 2018
Tina FireWolf has trained Middle School Science students, hordes of Scuba Diving Tourists and 2-toed sloths, but says training her mind was the most challenging of them all.
As an Author, a Singer, and a Facilitator of Remembering – Tina FireWolf, “The Cosmic Farm Girl” is igniting a “Remembering” of Sustainable Inner Peace. She combines her cosmic feral farm girl upbringing, her background in Science, Leadership, and Education with her multi-tonal Vocalizations to accelerate and simplify personal development. She shares a light-hearted, and simplified approach to the HOW of Self Leadership & Personal Healing by empowering folks to sing themselves into Sustainable Inner Peace.
She is dedicated to building a world where we communicate and experience productivity from a powerfully peaceful place. Purchase her book Beneath the Chatter: The Wise Self Awaits on her new CD “Medicine Within – Vocalizations to Free Your Soul.” You can connect with Tina at TinaFireWolf.com.
Interview with Danielle McClennan on March 27, 2018
Danielle McClennan isn’t in the business of making videos; she’s in the business of making conscious companies better off by delivering results that increase the value of their business. Danielle helps her clients do good AND do well by leveraging the power of story to build a connection with the right audience, at the right time. She has been helping clients achieve their goals with solid strategy and compelling videos for almost a decade. Danielle owns Scratch Made Media, a video marketing consultancy based in Asheville, NC. Find her online at Scratch Made Media.
In addition to making marketing videos, Danielle recently launched Scratch Made Family Legacy Films. These artful films offer her clients a way to build a bridge between the past and the future by connecting new generations with the family they love so much right now.
Interview with Adora Winquist on March 20, 2018
Since 1998 Adora through her company Opus Gaia has supported clients in their quest for stress reduction, personal growth, and overall health and wellness with a vast selection of true aromatherapy products, working privately and in group sessions.
In practice as an energy healer and aromatherapist her training encompasses a diverse study in vibrational medicine, including Reiki, gem and flower essences, aromatherapy, and essential oils. Her essential oils studies led her from The School for Aromatic Studies to Rutgers University, where she completed Advanced Studies in the International Training Program for Essential Oils. She has studied and traveled through India and Egypt. She is also a graduate of the acclaimed Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a specialized four-year college for the study of vibrational healing with a focus in hands-on healing, the human energy field, and psychodynamics. Adora is a graduate of the Institute of Integrated Nutrition.
Interview with Nasrin Safai March 13, 2018
Nasrin Safai is an internationally renowned visionary, author, and educator in holistic and behavioral health and personal growth. She is the author of several books in the field of self-help and spiritual growth and a popular life coach with all her students from around the globe.
Nasrin is the founder of the Foundation for the Attainment of Global Unity (FAGU). FAGU is the Mother organization for Nasrin’s Waves of Bliss & Path to Enlightenment (PTE) Mystery School. PTE Mystery School provides an online educational resource offering over 300 classes and courses in Energy Healing, Meditation, Mindfulness, anxiety and stress release, as well as behavioral health and self-regulation. This body of material and several published books culminate Nasrin’s personal experience of over 30 years in the field and allows for the dissemination of her teachings under one umbrella.
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