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Healthcare Facilities in Uganda – Photos from Elynn Kann

March 29, 2014

Our guest on 3/29/14, Elynn Kann, has traveled around the world in her study of global health.  We share here some photos of Elynn’s trip to Uganda in January 2014.


Elynn working with Ugandan schoolchildren.


A medical facility in Uganda


Entrance to a maternity ward in Uganda.


Beds in a Ugandan Hospital.


A container for sterile hospital instruments.


Conditions in a Ugandan hospital.

Conditions in a Ugandan hospital.

Hope and Challenge in Global Health with Elynn Kann – 3-29-14

March 28, 2014

Last week we began a series of discussions focusing on world issues, presenting both the challenging aspects of those issues as well as some of the actions being taken that give us reason to have hope and a feeling of progress.  This week, we get an update on health issues around the world, particularly for women and children.  An early Mind Body Spirit Living guest returns to share her thoughts on this important topic.

ElynninUgandaElynn Kann is a Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who will graduate with a degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Global Health.  Early on, Elynn felt called to help underserved populations, doing mission work for the Appalachia Service Project.  While in college, she spent time volunteering at an orphanage in Thailand, and spent a semester studying healthcare for the poor in India, Argentina and South Africa.  This winter, Elynn traveled to Uganda looking at health conditions in Africa. She just returned from a week in New York City at the United Nations 2014 UN Practicum in Advocacy, attending the Commission on the Status of Women.  She was one of just 20 students from around the country invited to attend.

Elynn also works at the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, assisting with coordination and planning of speaker events and conferences.

For more information about the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison check out


Corporate Responsibility with Beth Doane – 3-22-14

March 26, 2014

This week we begin an exploration of the balance and imbalance in world issues, focusing on health education and the environment .  It is easy to get overwhelmed and confused with the pages and pages of information available on these topics, but we’ll get some insight and focus from our guests who are living and working on the challenge of these issues every day.  We are glad to have them come to Mind Body Spirit Living to give us an update and share hope on progress being made.

BethDoaneFew companies have an environmental focus so integrated in their culture as Raintees and we honored to have Founder Beth Doane as a part of our discussion.  Beth was running a fashion company when she first saw the human rights and environmental pollution occurring in the industry and had a vision that fashion could be made ethically while making a difference.  Her company, Raintees, launched in Los Angeles at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2008 and has grown into a global tribe of people dedicated to giving back.  The line of t-shirts, tote bags and other products uses a combination of children’s drawings as designs and organic cotton to create a unique offering of merchandise.

Raintees serves its mission by planting a tree for every Raintee sold and donating a year of school supplies to a child in need for every totebag sold. Through this mission, Raintree has impacted thousands of lives.  The products are sold internationally, thousands of trees have been planted in critically endangered areas, and sales have helped send children to school in 28 countries.

Beth Doane’s remarkable journey from fashion runways to saving rainforests has captivated audiences at TEDx, the United Nations, Google, and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. where she has spoken about the power of giving back and creating social change. Beth has also been featured in National Geographic, Glamour, InStyle and other top tier publications. We are honored to have her join us on Mind Body Spirit Living radio.

For more information about Beth Doane check out or Raintees, please go to

More About RainTees

March 19, 2014

Our guest on the 3/22/14 show, Beth Doane, made the bold move to begin her fashion company, RainTees, founded in admirable principles of corporate responsibility.  Her focus is on using environmentally sustainable manufacturing practices, to create and support humane working conditions, use children’s art on her products to provide opportunity for school supplies to be donated to schools, and to help with reforestation of the Brazilian Rainforest.

Ambitious, yes!  But we hope you’ll check out their website and the good work they are doing.



Integrating Business and Spiritual Life with Brian Langendorf – 3-15-14

March 18, 2014

For many people, integrating their spiritual and business lives is not as seamless as they would like it to be.  People have often asked Host Chris Kann how to do this gracefully, and we’ve featured interviews with business owners Tom Buhler and Dimple Navratil to get their perspective.  Because this is a multi-faceted question, we will add to this discussion this week in an interview with our guest, Brian Langendorf.

Brian LangendorfBrian Langendorf is a Funeral Director at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.  In this role, he works closely with families at an intensely personal and spiritual time in their lives.  We’ll talk with him about how he balances his work with his own experience of Spirit in his personal life.

Brian graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991.  He joined the family business in 1993 and graduated from the Worhsam College of Mortuary Science of Chicago in 1995, becoming a licensed funeral director.

Brian enjoys yoga, sports, and spending time with his two sons.

We are honored to have Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home as a sponsor of the Mind Body Spirit Living radio show.  You can find out more about Brian and Draeger-Langendorf Funeral home at

Emotional Healing and Wellness with Dr. Nicole Eull – 3-8-14

March 11, 2014

We have been taking a closer look at Emotional Healing on the show, and we wrap up our discussion on this topic with another perspective on how to approach emotional healing, and some insights on how to sustain long term emotional wellness.  With a combination of proactive approaches to healing and preventative practices, we can improve the likelihood that we can achieve balanced emotional health.

DrNicoleEullOur guest this week is Dr. Nicole Eull.  Dr. Eull is the founder of the HODI (Health, Openness, Direction, Intention) Center* and is  a Rehabilitation Psychologist   She also serves as the Director of Behavioral Medicine for the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Residency program at Aurora Healthcare.  She is also trained in clinical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)

Dr. Eull provides humorous, engaging and memorable wellness training to individuals and groups.  She presents domestically and internationally to healthcare organizations, professional groups, and corporations.  She has a private practice at Invivo, a multidisciplinary wellness center and also provides counseling services for Kanyakumari, an Ayurvedic wellness center.

Dr. Eull maintains a regular personal practice in yoga and is a certified yoga instructor. She is fluent in Spanish, and has lived abroad and traveled extensively.  Favorite pastimes include yoga, cooking, gardening, travel, scuba diving, reading, community service and lots of family time with her husband, daughter, and son.

You can find out more about Dr. Eull on her website at

“Hodi” is a Swahili word that announces your presence and good intentions.

The Psychology of Teens with John Grych, Ph.D. – 3-1-14

March 10, 2014

We continue our discussion about emotional healing with insights into the psychology of teens.  Whether you are the parent of a teen, or have teens in your life, it is helpful to know  what kinds of things adults can do to create environments to raise and support teens emotionally.  Our discussion will focus on what we might be doing to negatively influence the environment that we are not even aware of, and what kinds of things our guest has seen most likely lead to healthy vs. unhealthy environments for teens emotionally.

JohnGrychOur guest in this discussion will be Dr. John Grych, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Marquette University.  Dr. Grych’s primary research interests focus on the causes and consequences of aggression in adolescent romantic relationships and the effects of family violence on children’s development.  At the undergraduate level, Dr. Grych teaches Psychology of Marriage and Family, Introduction to Psychology, and Child Psychopathology. At the graduate level, he teaches courses on child psychopathology, models of psychotherapy, and couples/family therapy, and supervises clinical practica.  Dr. Grych and his students study a range of questions related to violence in close relationships, including the origins of physical and sexual aggression in adolescent relationships, the impact of family violence on children’s development, and processes linking childhood sexual abuse to revictimization in adolescence and adulthood. He also has published work on children’s perceptions of interparental conflict and aggression, family processes related to child psychopathology, and interventions for children from conflictual and violent families.

Dr. Grych received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991.  You can learn more about Dr. Grych at