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Jim Skinner

Date Title Description
December 18, 2016 Perseverance :
Rare Skin Cancer | Paul Sibley
We talk with Paul Sibley about HURT 100, Oahu, squamous cell skin cancer, the Celebration of Life Documentary: Turn into the adversity. Find out more about Paul Sibley at https://www.facebook.com/CancerRunner. Download »
September 3, 2016 Optimism & Gratitude :
Non Hodgkins Lymphoma | Laren Watson
Laren Watson was leading the lifestyle many of us aspire to lead. She was a certified Holistic Health Coach, practicing excellent nutrition and exercise in her everyday life. Then, cancer happened... twice. Download »
March 4, 2016 Trust Yourself :
Multiple Sclerosis | Ebby Isbill
Ebby Isbill tells the story of her journey with MS, from diagnosis frustrations to her positive attitude and activism today. Download »
January 22, 2016 World's Most Connected Human :
Data Cyborg | Chris Dancy
Do you use a personal health or fitness tracker? Chris Dancy is known as the world's most connected human because his body is constantly being monitored on over 700 data points. Download »
December 25, 2015 Mom Strong :
Stage 4 T3 Breast Cancer |
Marsha Mudge
Merry Christmas and a happy holiday, whatever you may be celebrating, to all! We couldn't be more honored to speak with Marsha Mudge and her two little boys this week. Download »
December 18, 2015 Humor :
Psycho-Neuro-Immunology |
Dr.Carl Hammerschlag
Dr. Carl Hammerschlag is known as the "Healing Doc" by many of his patients and colleagues and joins us to share some of his knowledge and wisdom. Download »
December 11, 2015 Surrender :
Addiction/Identity-Based Disease |
Ester Nicholson
Ester's personal journey with addiction to crack cocaine has allowed her to bring us an amazing message today. Download »
December 4, 2015 Empowerment :
Kidney Cancer Stage 4 |
"e-Patient Dave" deBronkart
Dave deBronkart joins us to talk about how being an empowered patient helped him get the life-saving treatment he needed after being diagnosed with kidney cancer. Download »
November 26, 2015 Gratefulness :
Stage 4 Lymphoma | Kristi Nelson
This Thanksgiving week we have a particularly relevant and fascinating interview with Kristi Nelson, Executive Director at a Network for Grateful Living, and cancer survivor. Download »
November 13, 2015 Humor :
Combat PTSD | Kevin Q. Leverence
Kevin Leverence joins us again for a Veterans' Day episode to discuss PTSD and a new treatment called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR. Download »
November 6, 2015 Short – Laughter is the Best Medicine We're starting a new mini-series called "Laughter is the Best Medicine" and we need your help! Even in the most difficult moments of any crisis, it's important to keep a sense of humor. Download »
October 22, 2015 Love and Music :
Stroke and Heart Failure |
Pete and Erin Huttlinger
Pete Huttlinger is professional guitarist touring the country with his wife and publicist, Erin. When Pete had a stroke, they didn't know if he would ever be able to play the guitar again. He slowly began the process of relearning how to play, but was then hit with end-stage heart failure. Download »
July 7, 2015 The Power of Vulnerability |
Jennifer Warden
Jennifer Warden comes back on the show for a second time to discuss with Jim and Niki the power of vulnerability. How one simple question can re-align your perspective to look for positivity in any experience. Download »
April 19, 2015 Providers : Integrative Medicine &
The Future of Healthcare |
Dr. James Roach
Dr. James Roach is a wealth of knowledge. Listen to Jim and James talk about the approach of integrative medicine, and how it is revolutionizing patient outcomes. Download »
February 20, 2015 Optimist & Activist :
Lung Cancer |
Allison Deusing & Chris Draft
Sometimes our preconceived notions about a disease can affect how both doctors and patients treat it. Lung Cancer is one of those diseases. Download »
January 29, 2015 Providers :
Neuro Emotional Technique |
Kevin Amen
Kevin Amen is a doctor unlike any other. Pulling together all the pieces, Dr. Amen is able to address the whole body with amazing success. Download »
January 22, 2015 Limitless :
Cerebral Palsy | Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos Gonzalez has been living with Cerebral Palsy since birth, but he hasn't let it hold him back. Now living in Canada, Carlos takes every opportunity to look on the bright side. Download »
November 25, 2014 Happiness :
Parkinson's | Rich London
Rich London teaches us that, despite all the challenges you will face in your life, you control your attitude. He does this by holding onto the belief that no matter how difficult the circumstance, cancer, parkinson's or a car accident, your suffering is temporary. Download »
November 24, 2014 Providers | Kevin Rose Kevin Rose has a pretty out-of-the-box approach when it comes to treating patients. Trained as a Massage Therapist, Kevin developed a keen ability to focus his senses. Download »
November 24, 2014 Tough Love :
Addiction | Candace Plattor
What is addiction? What causes it? How do we stop it? Candace Plattor suffered through these questions as an addict for many years. But now, years removed from her addiction, she wants to help. Download »
November 6, 2014 Veterans Day Special :
PTSD | Kevin Q Leverence
In honor of Veterans Day, Kevin Q Leverence addresses PTSD and its affect on his life and the lives of many veterans. Download »
October 31, 2014 Spiritual Fitness :
Melanoma | Lisa Lynn
Lisa Lynn is one driven woman. Being in the fitness industry for as long as she can remember, she never expected to get sick. Once she was diagnosed with Melanoma, she had to rethink many aspects of her life. Download »
October 23, 2014 Forgiveness :
Medical Malpractice |
Tina Klonaris-Robinson
Tina's story is a supreme example of how the heart can heal, and how even in the most extreme circumstances, forgiveness can change a person for the better. After barely surviving child birth, Tina found out how the drug Cytotec was responsible for the death of her baby. Download »
October 16, 2014 Forgiveness :
Pituitary Tumor + |
Olga Lucia Torres
Olga Lucia Torres has battled a number of different medical challenges, everything from her asthma to diabetes insipidis. She was even poisoned by a hospital put into a coma! But she found a way of overcoming these challenges through forgiveness. Download »
October 9, 2014 Integrator :
Near Death Experience |
Dr. Jim Roach
Jim Roach is a unique sort of provider. He has been combining traditional and alternative medicine for years now, and has unbelievable insight on causes and remedies for all sorts of medical challenges. Download »
September 24, 2014 Faith :
Ovarian Cancer | Letha Marchetti
Letha has a truly profound story. After being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer she went through a spiritual journey that has led to her survival, and a calling to a greater purpose. Download »
September 8, 2014 Providers | Dr. Kiran Dintyala Kiran and Jim discuss how the quality of care can hinge on your attitude towards your care. Being calm and positive can greatly increase the chances of your condition improving. Download »
August 28, 2014 Faith :
Cystic Fibrosis | Kaitlin & Ryan Barry
Jim interviews Kaitlin and Ryan Barry in a candid interview about their experience with Cystic Fibrosis. Their faith and humility is inspiring at such a young age. Download »
August 21, 2014 Discipline :
Cerebral Palsy | Sheri Dolle
Born a premature twin with pneumonia, Sheri Dolle, didn't have the biggest head start from birth. Later she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and was told she would never walk, while she watched her twin sister run and play. But Sheri didn't fret. She looked at it as a challenge. Download »
August 19, 2014 Providers | Tess Coody We are introducing a new type of show. Not only do we want the opinions and experiences of the patients, but we also want the insight of the healthcare providers. In this Provider Podcast, Jim interviews Tess Coody, the CEO of Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, TX. Download »
August 5, 2014 Storytelling :
Kickoff Show |
Geoffrey Berwind & Niki Barr
The premier storytelling coach, Geoffrey Berwind, teams up with professional listener and psychotherapist Niki Barr in a series kickoff show. Jim, Niki, and Geoffrey talk about their experiences going through and talking with people in crisis, and we get a very special story from Geoffrey. Download »
August 1, 2014 Altruism :
Heart Transplant | Adrian Saucedo
The Veraza's are an inspiring group. Both Rafa's, recount an powerful tale of how they met an atypical 6 year old boy in need of a heart. Within 30 days they raised a 500,000 dollars. Their story is a powerful one, and their Altruism is an inspiration to us all. Download »
July 30, 2014 Pragmatism & Prayer :
Leiomyosarcoma | Donald Rutledge
Wow. Donald Rutledge describes confronting death, literally. Listen to his story about how prayer, perspective, and a good dose of pragmatism helped him get through one of the most challenging parts of his life. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Leiomyosarcoma, Donald saw death in a way that would change his life forever. Download »
June 27, 2014 Persistence :
"That's Not Good Enough" |
Gloria Whelan
Listen how Gloria Whelan, an incredibly smart and persistent woman, learns to integrate alternative and traditional medicine. Download »
June 20, 2014 Resourceful :
Premi-baby/No Insurance |
Jennifer Carr
Jennifer Carr, although she has grown to be an expert in the industry, knew nothing of healthcare at the age of 25. Despite her best efforts, circumstance would have it that she would have her first child without any health insurance. Download »
June 19, 2014 Kindness :
Acute Myeloid Leukemia |
Lori Owens
Lori Owens is a very unique lady. Despite being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, she managed to keep a positive attitude and change the lives of the people around her. Download »
June 18, 2014 Courage :
Special Needs Mom |
Yvonne Sanchez
The extremely powerful story of Yvonne Sanchez, the mom that just doesn't give up. Listen to how she has taken her son Diego from the clutches of death, and put him on a horse! Download »

Niki Barr Ph.D.

Date Title Description
July 7, 2015 The Power of Vulnerability |
Jennifer Warden
Jennifer Warden comes back on the show for a second time to discuss with Jim and Niki the power of vulnerability. How one simple question can re-align your perspective to look for positivity in any experience. Download »
October 27, 2014 Authenticity :
Breast Cancer | Katherine Stephens
For Breast Cancer Awareness month, Katherine Stephens talks about her experience and how she was able to use a unique and authentic outlook to overcome some challenging emotional hurtles. Download »
September 12, 2014 Giving :
Caregiver | Karen Wells
Karen Wells is a caregiver, in every sense of the word. She has helped both her mother and her father through their old age, and done so with grace. Download »
September 5, 2014 Friends & Family Support :
Ewing's Sarcoma |
Stephanie Zimmerman
Stephanie Zimmerman has been through a lot. Being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma at a young age, she didn't quite understand how it could effect her in the long term. Later in life she needed a heart transplant because of her treatment as a child. Download »
August 26, 2014 Nutrition :
Hodgkin's Lymphoma |
Jennifer Warden
Jennifer Warden has struggled with her health and the health of her family since a very young age. After the early passing of her brother, Jennifer would soon find out that she too had the same cancer that took her brothers life, and would have to go through the same procedure. Download »
August 14, 2014 Trust Yourself :
Meningioma | Sheri Hendricks
Niki Barr interviews Sheri Hendricks, a survivor of Meningioma and a cancer navigator and coach. Listen to Sheri's insight on trusting yourself, and how she was able to keep her cool even after she realized that the very treatment that was supposed to save her life, may have put it at an even greater risk. Download »
August 5, 2014 Storytelling :
Kickoff Show |
Geoffrey Berwind & Niki Barr
The premier storytelling coach, Geoffrey Berwind, teams up with professional listener and psychotherapist Niki Barr in a series kickoff show. Jim, Niki, and Geoffrey talk about their experiences going through and talking with people in crisis, and we get a very special story from Geoffrey. Download »