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Food As Medicine with Dr. Arthur Shattuck – 7-13-13

June 28, 2013

We continue our month of discussing the Body part of the Mind Body Spirit mix.  Some days, all we can manage is just to figure out what we are going to eat in between all the commitments and appointments we are involved in.  But there’s benefit to taking the time to discuss how food can be more than just what we eat between Noon and 1 pm each day.  Food can be fuel to help us keep up our hectic schedule, and it can help keep us from getting sick.

This week we’ll explore the idea of Food As Medicine with Dr. Arthur Shattuck. Dr. Shattuck is well studied in the area of Chinese medicine, but is an excellent guide in how we can use food to help us keep our bodies healthy. In this discussion, he will share his insights, tips and guidance on how you can use teas, herbs and many of the foods you regularly eat, as partners in keeping you in top form and able to manage the pace of your busy life.

ArthurShattuckDr. Arthur Shattuck is a physician of traditional Chinese medicine, cerified 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

Changing a Community’s Relationship to Food with Co-Op Grocery Stores with Alida Harper Trocke and Marcia Buhler – 7-6-13

As we begin our month of talking about the “Body” part of the Mind Body Spirit mix, we’ll be talking about our relationship to the food we eat….how we shop for it, how we learn about it, and how we source it.  And more importantly, why is this important to us?

Co-Op grocery stores are proving to be an important grass roots part of changing the way a community views food.  Our guests will be Marcia Buhler and Alida Harper Trocke who are intimately involved in bringing a co-op grocery store to their community of Racine, Wisconsin.  They will share with us the key reasons why they feel co-op grocery stores can impact the way a community resources their food, and what the process of tackling this endeavor looks like.  If you have every been curious to know how the food gets to your table, and how you might be able to impact your community with that knowledge, you will want to tune in.

Our guests:

Marcia Buhler


Marcia Buhler has maintained a strong belief that “food is medicine” and after seeing a    dramatic impact on her health, has made it a priority to cook healthy organic meals for herself and her family.  This interest made her a natural fit for a group working to bring a food cooperative to Racine.   After jumping right in as a founding owner, Marcia was elected to the Board of Directors of Wild Root Market in March, 2012.  With a professional background in communications, marketing and training, she initially headed up the volunteers & events committees.  Later, she became Chair of the Marketing Committee for which she now coordinates the creation of print and electronic promotional media.





Alida Harper Trocke


Alida Harper Trocke is President of the Board of Wild Root Market, a full-service grocery co-op coming to Racine, WI. In addition, she is CEO of House on the Dirt Consulting, which offers consulting services in the areas of human resources, communications and management. Alida joined the co-op’s steering committee as newsletter editor in October 2010 and was asked to lead the team when Wild Root Market incorporated in August 2011.  She offers 20+ years of HR and business strategy development and implementation experience and has a passion for driving business results with sound human capital, management and other business operations.



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June 27, 2013


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Cultivating Compassion with Helen Weng – 6-29-13

June 17, 2013

What role can compassion play in our life and can it be cultivated?  Our guest this week is Helen Weng, a researcher at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Helen recently published her work looking at people’s compassion levels and how they were influenced by focused meditation.  She gives a fascinating perspective on how compassion can be cultivated.

Helen also shares her thoughts on the role of compassion in every day life….especially as it relates to fitting into a business role where compassion might seem incompatible.

hWengHelen earned her  undergraduate degree at Columbia University in Neuroscience &  Behavior, which sparked her interests in affective neuroscience,  clinical psychology, and Buddhist philosophy. Before graduate school,  she spent a year at the New York State Psychiatric Institute studying  the effect transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on  treatment-resistant depression and schizophrenia. She is currently a  doctoral student in clinical psychology studying with Dr. Richard  Davidson in the Department of Psychology, Waisman Laboratory for Brain  Imaging and Behavior, and Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the  Waisman Center. Helen studies the  impact of compassion meditation on  neural responses to human suffering and altruistic behavior using  functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and economic  decision-making methodology.

Chris interviewed Helen at the offices of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Integrating Your Spiritual And Business Lives with Tom Buhler – 6-22-13

June 14, 2013

The question Chris gets asked most often is “How do I integrate my spiritual self into my business life?”  Is your “spiritual self” different from your “business self”?  This week, we’ll look at this topic on the show, hoping to shed some light on what for some people can seem an intimidating challenge.

Tom BuhlerOur guest this week will be Tom Buhler, Business Development Director at Butter Buds.  He will share his tips on living a full spiritual life along with being a community business leader.

Because this is a topic we have been asked about so frequently, part of our show will be responding to your questions.  Please send us an e-mail at so we can include it in our discussion.

Join us for this helpful and intriguing discussion.




Experiencing Spirit in Daily Life with Elynn Kann and Kristi Zahn – 6-15-13

June 12, 2013

Kristie Zahn

Continuing our month of focus on Spirit, our second show on January 15th will be “Experiencing Spirit In Daily Life”. Our two guests will share their different perspectives:

Kristie Zahn will be our guest in the first part of the show. She recently received her Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from Cardinal Stritch and is also a Reiki Master. Kristi will share her thoughts on how we can incorporate Spirit into every day life, and the benefits of doing so. She will give examples of her own practices, as well as share suggestions on other ideas that you might find helpful.


ElynnPranamatTajElynn Kann

Elynn Kann is a Senior at UW-Madison and will join us in the second half of the show.  She will share her experiences having just returned from studying abroad during the Spring 2013 semester, traveling to India, Argentina, and South Africa.  During her time abroad, she lived with Hindu, Latino Catholic, and Muslim families.  Elynn’s observations during these homestays can give us food for thought in our own practices, and a helpful point of comparison into the differences in the way Spirit was experienced in daily life in other countries.

Mind Body Spirit Living Inaugural Show with Guest Markus Kasunich – 6-8-13

June 8, 2013

Our first show is an opportunity to get insights into how Mind Body Spirit Living radio came to being. Join Chris Kann as she shares her story about how her personal journey cultivated her passion to learn more about personal growth, holistic living, alternative healing, and spirituality.

In the second half of the show, Chris will speak with Markus Kasunich, her friend, coach and teacher, who will provide background for some of the topics that will be talked about on future shows. Chris and Markus have worked together for over three years and have been co-presenters on the topic of Creativity at multiple conferences and via webinar.

Markus is originally from Canada, but is now based in California. He serves in many roles for his clients: holistic life coach, alternative medicine healer, and counselor. He has traveled worldwide and has been trained in a wealth of different healing modalities, all augmenting his own natural gifts and intuitive abilities. Markus also is a frequent speaker on issues related to personal growth.

Markus also is a practicing artist who had his most recent gallery showing in Racine, WI in November, 2012. Chris interviewed him at his home in California.

For more information about Guest Markus Kasunich, go to