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Ep 1:1 Whisper of Hope paired with a Napa Cabernet

Wines & Wonders podcast

Release Date: 01/21/2020

Ep. 26 - Energy Anatomy 101 paired to Biodynamic Wines show art Ep. 26 - Energy Anatomy 101 paired to Biodynamic Wines

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In this show Kirsten and Dannielle discuss our Energy Anatomy, what it is and why it matters.  Using computers as an analogy, Dannielle and Kirsten go over different ways we can we can maintain our energy bodies, how it helps and simple tips for a daily practice. Kirsten pairs this topic to the Rhone region of France, known for their biodynamic farming style.  

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Ep. 25 - Nature's Healing Ability Paired to Pet Nat Wines show art Ep. 25 - Nature's Healing Ability Paired to Pet Nat Wines

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Dannielle begins this episode with an explanation about how being in nature has a calming, healing and restorative effect on our overall well being. Kirsten mentions studies that back this up. They also discuss how even nature photos and faux plants can produce the same effect as being in nature. Kirsten pairs a 2,000-year-old wine making method that is seeing a resurgence of popularity called p├ętillant naturel wines to the fun discussion of how getting outside helps us all.

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Ep. 24 - Fire Ceremonies paired to a Napa Valley Pinot. show art Ep. 24 - Fire Ceremonies paired to a Napa Valley Pinot.

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In this episode, Kirsten and Dannielle discuss the tradition of fire ceremonies, what they are and how to create one.  When would you use a fire ceremony? Why would you use a fire ceremony? And what are we actually doing at a fire ceremony? Having used fire ceremonies personally for letting go, Kirsten pairs the U.S. government's letting go of alcohol regulations to a boutique Napa Pinot Noir. 

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Ep. 23 - Shamanism Paired to a Vinho Verde show art Ep. 23 - Shamanism Paired to a Vinho Verde

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Kirsten interviews Dannielle about shamanism as a practice in modern society. What is shamanism? Who are shamans? Can anybody become a shaman? They discuss where it came from over the thousands of years it has been practiced, and how shamanism can fit into our lives today. Then Kirsten tells the story of Vinho Verde from Portugal, a wine that is perfect for a spring or summer cocktail hour.

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Ep. 22 - Belief Systems Paired to the Wine You Can't Stop Buying show art Ep. 22 - Belief Systems Paired to the Wine You Can't Stop Buying

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In this episode, Dannielle and Kirsten talk through what repeating patterns are in our lives, why we get stuck in them and how we can break free. Discover questions to ask yourself to help you figure out what may be underneath your decisions to repeat behavior you don't actually like.  Kirsten pairs this discussion with walking into the liquor store and always buying the same two or three wines. How can you figure out a new wine to buy that you will probably like? It's not difficult and will expose you to amazing new wines!

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4.5 Mom's Wishes paired to Hook & Ladder Petite Sirah show art 4.5 Mom's Wishes paired to Hook & Ladder Petite Sirah

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In this episode, Kirsten and Dannielle discuss the final week of Sandy's life, as her body fails. They discuss what is both happening to Sandy and to the family around her, and what dynamics are changing.  They share the books that they both feel are helpful for both the family and the dying person to hear. Kirsten shares a funny story about her mom and the firefighters who came to the house to help carry her to the living room. Then, Kirsten pairs the episode with a Hook & Ladder Petite Sirah from the Russian River Valley in California. Discover both the history of the winery and why...

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4.4 Planning Adds Peace paired to a German Pinot Noir show art 4.4 Planning Adds Peace paired to a German Pinot Noir

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In this episode Kirsten and Dannielle discuss when we have a plan for the death process of a loved one - we get more quality time together. We get to hear from Kirsten's sister as she shares stories of helping their mom move into her new assisted living home. Dannielle discusses and highlights how staying ahead of the emergencies absolutely opens the space for a more meaningful connection with our loved ones as they move into this next phase of life. Kirsten pairs a wine from a country that is getting ahead of the end as they shift up their vines due to the changing weather and climate...

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4.3 The Fear of Losing Independence paired with a South African Pinotage show art 4.3 The Fear of Losing Independence paired with a South African Pinotage

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In this episode, Kirsten and Dannielle delve into discussion and statistics that highlight the difficulty the elderly and their loved ones have with admitting it is time to move an elderly person into less risky environments. Dannielle provides suggestions for exercises to help a child begin to care for a parent. Then, Kirsten pairs their discussion to a unique wine found in South Africa called Pinotage, a wine she pairs with any BBQ on her plate. Join us for another episode in our Ahead of the End season.

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4.2 The Right to Die Paired to a French Chablis show art 4.2 The Right to Die Paired to a French Chablis

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Join Dannielle and Kirsten as they discuss a hot topic in current history as US states and other countries debate how or if someone can be involved in the timing of their end of life. They highlight many of the laws that currently govern this choice.  Then, Kirsten pairs the episode to a French Chablis, honoring her mom's favorite grape.  

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4.1: Hearing How Your Life Will End paired with the Aging of Red Wine show art 4.1: Hearing How Your Life Will End paired with the Aging of Red Wine

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Join Dannielle and Kirsten for the first show of Season 4, which offers discussion on what we go through as we approach our end of life here on earth. The discussion begins with Kirsten's mom being diagnosed with early onset dementia. What were some of her mom's immediate reactions? How did Kirsten deal with hearing this as her mom's healthcare agent? Dannielle explains what happens to us when we hear news of our upcoming end of life. Kirsten pairs this unexpected situation with the aging of red wine. Discover why reds evolve in an unusual way.

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More Episodes
Do you feel like sometimes the world is moving so quickly that you'll never have enough time to make an impact? Our first show is about Kirsten attending an "inner-work, woo-woo" kind of seminar. As she does a guided meditation at the end of the event, she receives a surprising, hopeful message about time. She'll pair the unexpected whisper, the uplifting message, with a wine that needs to age. How do you know when a wine will age well? How long do some wines improve as they age in the bottle? Listen in to discover the message we can all take hope from along with a fabulous wine that will stand the test of time in your cellar.