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Insights on Balancing “Busyness” with Dr. Arthur Shattuck – 4-25-15

March 24, 2015

Some of us are naturally prone to living life at a faster pace, while others find their center with slower-paced days.  Finding a fit with a “busy-ness” level that is healthy and sustainable can be challenging with magazines and internet articles offering so many varied pieces of advice.  Our guest this week brings his personal perspective and background in Chinese medicine to our discussion to provide insights on how we can find our way to a healthy pace of life.

ArthurShattuckDr. Arthur Shattuck is a physician of traditional Chinese medicine, certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. He is an author, educator, public speaker, and the clinical director of Roots and Legends Natural Medicine Clinic.  He is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and has been in private clinical practice for more than 27 years. He holds a degree from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and has  expanded his training with yearly internships and studies in traditional hospitals in Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai, China.

The author of numerous articles and books and co-author of Treating AIDS With Chinese Medicine, Arthur lectures frequently on a variety of health-related subjects. He is a popular instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis., and at Rock Valley College, Rockford, Ill. In addition, he hosts other healing professionals for a variety of programs, provides consultative services and is widely recognized in his field.

For more information about Dr. Arthur Shattuck and his clinic, visit www.rootsandlegends.com.

 

Using Nature’s Rhythms to Balance Daily ‘Busy-ness’ with Karla Johnston-Krase – 4-18-15

March 19, 2015

There is a “busy-ness” epidemic that causes employees, parents and partners to experience more stress and feelings of chaos in their lives than is sustainable or healthy.  While schedules may be full and hectic, how can we take care of our selves to make sure we remain present in our lives and not swept away in the busy-ness.  This week we begin a series of shows to discuss our relationship to the busy-ness in our lives, and how we can live with more awareness about how to not let it consume us.

Our guest this week starts our discussion with her perspective on how we can use the natural rhythms of life to offset our busy-ness, and bring us more balance.

KarlaJohnsonKraseA yoga instructor, self-care mentor, and owner of Discover Your Center, Karla Johnston-Krase helps moms create healthier habits and establish life-giving rhythms so the whole family can thrive. Her specialty is helping moms with adopted children navigate the intense transitions of adoption and complexities of adoption trauma with better self-care skills.

Having grown her family through both birth and adoption, Karla knows that a mother who lives a life of self-care and self-love becomes a more grounded parent as she is guided toward her sacred center and life purpose.  Her practical and compassionate application of yoga and Ayurveda supports moms in holistic health evolution and life transformation.

Karla holds a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary and Living Ayurveda Certificate from Yogahealer with Cate Stillman, where she is also completing her Yoga Health Coaching certification.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher who has completed Reiki Level One, Core Functional Fitness training, Prenatal Yoga Certification, and various yoga and Ayurveda trainings.  Her background includes experience as a homeless youth shelter director, volunteer in mission with the Presbyterian Church (USA), ESL teacher, faith-based community organizer, and co-owner of a yoga studio.

Karla is married to Ben, a Presbyterian pastor who is currently starting up a new church on a farm.  Together they have three girls, Sylvia (11), Meheret (8), and Ezgihaye (6).  Karla’s resources, blog, and courses can be found at www.discoveryourcenter.com

Taking Flight to Integrate Business and Personal Life with Shawn Ortiz – 4-11-15

March 16, 2015

Many parents juggle the demands of their work and their children’s activities, and it can lead to a fast-paced, often chaotic, daily schedule.   This can be an even bigger challenge for single parents whose work requires them to travel around the country.  After the tragic death of his wife when his daughter was just 7 months old, our guest this week has spent the last 18 years raising her, while balancing his career as a flight attendant.   In the process, he has traveled the country coaching and cheering his daughter on to be a starting player in a Division 1 women’s basketball program. Join us to hear his inspiring story.

ShawnOrtizShawn Ortiz has worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines for 27 years.  He is a native of Racine, Wisconsin and is father to his daughter Gabbi and stepson Taylor.

He has followed his daughter Gabrielle across the country to coach and watch her play basketball for the last 15 years.  Gabbi was recently named the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year for her outstanding season as a member of the Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team.

Integrating Business and Personal Life as Chaplain with Kristie Zahn – 4-4-15

March 9, 2015

Sometimes life circumstances take us down unexpected paths, and we find ourselves balancing roles we could never have imagined.  This week we speak with a guest whose compelling personal story illustrates how what first appeared as a personal tragedy led her through her own self-discovery to a new career path.  Join us to hear how a former corporate executive balances the emotionally immersive role of chaplain.

KristiZahnKristie Zahn spent over 20 years as a Human Resources Executive in non-profit, academic, and profit-based companies.  A car accident 17 years ago led to a long road to recovery and a life reassessment.

In 2012 she made a decision to leave her corporate life to pursue a new career in the field of Spiritual Care/Wellness, including chaplaincy work in hospice/hospital organizations and as a consultant offering lectures/classes in Mindfulness to interested groups within Southeastern Wisconsin. Kristie now also serves as Chaplain for All Saints Hospital in Racine, WI.

Kristie holds master’s degrees in Management (Northwestern University) and Religious Studies (Cardinal Stritch University) and is a certified Life Coach and Reiki Master.

Integrating Business and Personal Life as Mayor with John Dickert – 3-28-15

Finding time for family, friends and personal interests can often be a challenge when work commitments demand so much of our time.  For an elected official, this can be a uniquely challenging balance.  With intense scrutiny of your professional life, what does it take to create the space needed to also be a husband, father and community member?  Our guest this week shares his perspective of that balance while serving as Mayor of the City of Racine, located in Southeast Wisconsin.

JohnDickertJohn Dickert was elected Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin in May, 2009.  A key focus of his time in office has been his plan to create a top ten city to live in in ten years. He is proud to have key successes in key areas such as cutting unemployment in half in just 5 years, reducing crime to a 50 year low in 4 years, and securing the recently announced largest redevelopment plan in 30 years at Machinery Row.

Mayor Dickert has also sought to make Racine the global leader in fresh water technology. He is currently the President of the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, and serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council.  Currently he serves on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Coastal Management Council which gives funds to communities seeking to implement coastal initiatives.

Reelected in 2011, Mayor Dickert has a continuing mission of expanding businesses; creating new partnerships and maintaining the city’s course of fiscal responsibility.  The Mayor serves as Vice Chair of the US Conference of Mayors Metro Economies Committee and as the President of the Urban Alliance.

Mayor Dickert arrived in Racine with his family in 1880, with his family rooted in a 104 year old plumbing business.  His family’s faith focus took him to St. Joseph’s grade school and St. Catherine’s High School.  He attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and graduated with degrees in Communications and Political Science.

As a community member Mayor Dickert has been involved with such organizations as the Optimists Club, The NAACP, the Racine Zoological Society, St. Joseph’s Church, The Urban League, YMCA Youth Sports, the Downtown Racine Corporation and as a coach for Special Olympics.

For more information about Mayor John Dickert, go to http://www.cityofracine.org/citygov/mayor/.