In the Balance
In the Balance Nurturing Mind, Body & Heart with Susan Lambert
info_outline Labors of Love: Developing Relationships Through Therapeutic Movement with Hanna Cubra 01/20/2020
Labors of Love: Developing Relationships Through Therapeutic Movement with Hanna Cubra In this episode, Susan talks with Hanna Cubra about her journey through the world of dance and movement, going from ballet to jazz to teaching, which then evolved to an interest in yoga and therapeutic movement. She now owns and operates a yoga studio based on building relationships and connection.
info_outline Turning Within with Kelvin Chin, Part 2: Dissolving the Fear of Death 12/08/2019
Turning Within with Kelvin Chin, Part 2: Dissolving the Fear of Death In Part 2 of Producer Walker Vreeland’s conversation with meditation teacher Kelvin Chin, Kelvin talks about how to overcome the biggest fear of all: the fear of death, so that we can live happier, more productive, peaceful lives. The first step, he says, is identifying our belief system about death— regardless of what it is. The second step is meditation, which helps us get in touch with our true self, the one that lies beneath identification with external labels and obsessive thinking. Kelvin also talks about his corporate background and the mindset that set him up for success and fulfillment.
info_outline Turning Within with Kelvin Chin, Part 1: Creating Inner Strength and Flexibility in an Uncertain World 12/01/2019
Turning Within with Kelvin Chin, Part 1: Creating Inner Strength and Flexibility in an Uncertain World This week, Producer Walker Vreeland brings you the first of a special 2-Part episode with his personal mediation teacher Kelvin Chin. In Part 1 of their conversation, Kelvin talks about how ““Turning Within”” mediation was born and how it can help those suffering from fear and anxiety. He explains what he means by “the mind’s natural tendency to balance itself”, specifies what happens physiologically when we meditate with true effortlessness (without forcing or focusing), and outlines the short and long term benefits of a regular meditation practice.
info_outline Courage, Imagination, & Boldness of Spirit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the Tender Business of Being Human 11/10/2019
Courage, Imagination, & Boldness of Spirit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the Tender Business of Being Human In this episode Susan talks with poet and multimedia artist Rachel Eliza Griffiths about her poetry, the universalities of the human experience that bring us together, and how she opens her toolbox to cope with life, loss, change, and to keep her art moving forward.
info_outline Cherishing Our "Ageless Soul:" Thomas Moore on the Pathway to Peace, Joy, & Purpose 10/20/2019
Cherishing Our "Ageless Soul:" Thomas Moore on the Pathway to Peace, Joy, & Purpose This week Thomas Moore, prolific best-selling author, teacher, psychotherapist and philosopher returns to In the Balance to talk with Susan about the “ageless soul,” and encourages us to take a different view of the process, pains and joys of ageing through every phase of our lives.
info_outline The Vulnerability Exchange: Composer Ricky Ian Gordon on the Creative Process and the Connecting Power of Music 10/07/2019
The Vulnerability Exchange: Composer Ricky Ian Gordon on the Creative Process and the Connecting Power of Music In this episode, Susan talks with composer Ricky Ian Gordon about how life’s struggles, heartaches, and curiosities have shaped and affected his creative process throughout the years, and how he uses those experiences to distill the truth of our shared humanity into profound works of musical artistry.
info_outline Banish Stress, Achieve Deep Healing Rest & Manifest Your Dreams: The Benefits of Ziva Meditation with Emily Fletcher 09/23/2019
Banish Stress, Achieve Deep Healing Rest & Manifest Your Dreams: The Benefits of Ziva Meditation with Emily Fletcher In this episode, Susan talks with Ziva Meditation creator Emily Fletcher about stress, how it affects us, and how to conquer it through meditation, mindfulness, and manifestation.
info_outline Happiness, Health, and Well-Being: Stephen G. Post on the Simple Act of Giving 09/08/2019
Happiness, Health, and Well-Being: Stephen G. Post on the Simple Act of Giving In this episode, Susan talks with teacher, speaker, and best-selling author Dr. Stephen G. Post about generosity of the spirit and how strengths and behaviours such as giving, helping others, and mindfulness (to name a few!) contribute to our health, make us happier, and enrich our lives.
info_outline Resilience in the Garden of the Body: Jericho Brown on Love, Violence, and the Normalization of Evil 09/01/2019
Resilience in the Garden of the Body: Jericho Brown on Love, Violence, and the Normalization of Evil In this episode, Susan talks with poet and professor Jericho Brown about the juxtaposition of love and violence in our every day lives, resilience and thriving through the current normalization of evil, and his newest stunning collection of poetry “The Tradition.”
info_outline Tuned in, Deeply Connected, and Emotionally Overwhelmed: Integrative Energy Healer April Walker on Understanding and Honoring Empaths 08/26/2019
Tuned in, Deeply Connected, and Emotionally Overwhelmed: Integrative Energy Healer April Walker on Understanding and Honoring Empaths Do you know someone who is highly sensitive to and sometimes absorbs the emotions, physical symptoms or energy of other people? You might know an empath! In this week’s episode, Susan talks with Integrative Energy Healer April Walker about using energy to overcome barriers for healing, and the gifts and struggles of being an empath.
info_outline Living in the Light of Your Own Spirit: Anita Hollander’s Journey into the Rapture of Being Alive 08/11/2019
Living in the Light of Your Own Spirit: Anita Hollander’s Journey into the Rapture of Being Alive In this week’s episode Susan talks with actress, singer, and writer Anita Hollander about the loss of her leg in young adulthood to cancer and the journey that followed, and the extraordinary lengths we have to go to and the heroic healing we undertake when we lose fundamental pieces of ourselves.
info_outline Healthy Eating Made Easy with Anjali Shah 07/28/2019
Healthy Eating Made Easy with Anjali Shah This week on In the Balance, Associate Producer Taryn talks with nutritionist and food blogger Anjali Shah about "picky eaters," roadblocks to healthy eating and how to overcome them, and why it's important to introduce healthy foods to children as early as possible.
info_outline The Body-Brain-Gut of the Matter: Jody Oberfelder on Neuroscience and Movement 07/21/2019
The Body-Brain-Gut of the Matter: Jody Oberfelder on Neuroscience and Movement Choreographer and dancer Jody Oberfelder discusses her work, and how she uses her pieces to immerse the audience in the body: the heart, the gut, and the brain, and explores the connections between neuroscience and movement.
info_outline The Healing Power of Risk with Irene O'Garden 07/08/2019
The Healing Power of Risk with Irene O'Garden Susan talks with award winning writer, poet, playwright Irene O’Garden, about growing up surrounded by emotional distress, the power of finding our identity, witnessing love and acceptance, and using risk to heal and grow.
info_outline The Passages We Make: Achievement Expert Julie Flanders on Change, Confidence and Reinventing Our Dreams 06/30/2019
The Passages We Make: Achievement Expert Julie Flanders on Change, Confidence and Reinventing Our Dreams Julie Flanders teaches us how to recognise ourselves in new ways, helping us navigate the rocky passages of change, our personal unknowns, and find the well of creativity within ourselves - all so we can achieve and reinvent our dreams.
info_outline The Heart & Soul of Life, Yoga, and Transformation with Jennifer Kagan 06/24/2019
The Heart & Soul of Life, Yoga, and Transformation with Jennifer Kagan In this episode, Iyengar yoga instructor Jennifer Kagan talks with Susan about the universality of loss and heartbreak, why it’s something we don’t talk about, and how we can use it to harness our compassion, courage and generosity.
info_outline Cultivating the Soul in Every Aspect of Life with Thomas Moore 06/17/2019
Cultivating the Soul in Every Aspect of Life with Thomas Moore Susan talks with best-selling author, psychotherapist, former monk, and renaissance man Thomas Moore about the deepest work we can do - curating and cultivating the soul in our every day lives. Together they explore the sacredness of accepting who we are, and clarify the mysterious idea of the soul and our inner life.
info_outline Align, Heal, Rejuvenate: Active Functional Healing with Paul Wirth 06/02/2019
Align, Heal, Rejuvenate: Active Functional Healing with Paul Wirth Rolfing®. What’s is it? How does it work? Why is it helpful? And why is this weeks’ guest Paul Wirth so passionate about it? Find out the answers to these questions in more in this week’s episode!
info_outline The Creative Force Inside: The Story of Activist Poet Arminé Iknadossian 05/21/2019
The Creative Force Inside: The Story of Activist Poet Arminé Iknadossian Poet, writer, teacher and badass woman and warrior Arminé Iknadossian talks about her journey: from fleeing the civil war in Beruit as a child, to finding her voice and her confidence in the spoken word. Together Arminé and Susan discuss the universality of poetry and how it serves to bring to light the stories we need to hear.
info_outline Falling in Love with Love with Dr. Brenda Shoshanna 04/29/2019
Falling in Love with Love with Dr. Brenda Shoshanna Dr. Barbara Shoshanna is a psychologist, author, speaker, and zen buddhist who weaves the philosophies of both East and West into her practice. In this episode she discusses zen and the practices that relate to falling in love and being in love - with a partner but also with all of life!
info_outline Love, Loss and Rising Up: The "Fierce Fragility" of Michelle Bitting 04/08/2019
Love, Loss and Rising Up: The "Fierce Fragility" of Michelle Bitting In this week's new episode, Susan talks to Michelle Bitting - a poet with a mission! Together they discuss poetry, process, the crisis our culture is in, and from whence her art comes and how it gets on the page.
info_outline Gathering Wisdom, Living in Wonder and Learning through Transformation: Cultivating a Contemplative Life with Mirabai Starr 03/24/2019
Gathering Wisdom, Living in Wonder and Learning through Transformation: Cultivating a Contemplative Life with Mirabai Starr Susan talks with author, poet, grief counsellor, and award-winning translator of mystics Mirabai Starr, who uses timeless language to make the wisdom of the mystics accessible to us in this contemporary, modern day life. Together they discuss inter-spirituality, the pursuit of wisdom, the transformation of loss and more!
info_outline Find Your Own Story: Dr. Claudia Luiz on the New Pyschoanalysis 02/28/2019
Find Your Own Story: Dr. Claudia Luiz on the New Pyschoanalysis Susan talks with psychoanalyst Dr. Claudia Luiz about finding our own stories through therapy. She believes the core and effectiveness of the therapeutic process is delving into the unconscious - to uncover it, explore it, and make it less intimidating and mysterious. “Listen for what is still unsaid,” she tells us, as a way to connect with those thoughts and feelings that drive us. Join her and Susan as they talk about using psychoanalysis to go on an emotional journey to find ourselves and our own stories.
info_outline Practical Spirituality with Urban Priestess Barbara Biziou 12/31/2018
Practical Spirituality with Urban Priestess Barbara Biziou 2018 has officially drawn to a close and we are welcoming and embracing 2019 with Barbara Biziou, a modern day “urban priestess.” In this insightful episode, she discusses powerful rituals, setting intentions, gathering tools, and opening our hearts as we go through our endings and beginnings.
info_outline Parenting in the Present: Teodora Pavkovic on Technology, Family, & Relationships 12/10/2018
Parenting in the Present: Teodora Pavkovic on Technology, Family, & Relationships Teodora Pavkovich is an international traveler and a voracious learner. She is a person who strives to build community wherever she goes through connection, healing, teaching, and being 100% present. Currently her work is centered around the world of parents and children, and how they can thrive in this modern world of technology.
info_outline A Rainbow of Emotions: Linda Glick on the Universality of Singing 11/26/2018
A Rainbow of Emotions: Linda Glick on the Universality of Singing “We are all teachers and students of this classroom of life” says Linda Glick, a singer and voice coach who resonates and emanates love in all that she does. Listen in to her and Susan as they discuss the power and vulnerability of singing and the grace of learning through love.
info_outline Brick by Yoga Brick: Romy Phillips on Building the Mind/Body Connection 11/12/2018
Brick by Yoga Brick: Romy Phillips on Building the Mind/Body Connection Romy Phillips is a true Renaissance woman - from her beginnings as an art historian, to dance and movement, right up to today as an interdisciplinary yoga instructor, her focus has been building the mind/body connection within herself and within others. Find out more about her story and strategies, and her new book in this insightful episode!
info_outline "Run the River Toward Something": Scott Edward Anderson on Our True Connection with Nature 10/28/2018
"Run the River Toward Something": Scott Edward Anderson on Our True Connection with Nature We have lost touch with the natural world - but we can get it back through our senses - by “diving deep/ into the soil and breathing it all in.” Scott Edward Anderson’s conversation with Susan explores the ideas behind his new book Dwelling: an ecopoem.
info_outline Music, Grace & Giving with Songstress Lisa Jason 10/07/2018
Music, Grace & Giving with Songstress Lisa Jason Lisa Jason is weaving her art and her life into song and performance ~ using the pain, the sorrow, the love and the joy ~ “It’s never too late to be vulnerable. Everything is important when it comes to you.”