By Carrie Wenninger | CNA Media Team
Sleuthing out life, health and self-affirming news these days is more challenging than simply flipping on the television or visiting your favorite online news aggregator.
These familiar places are, predictably, where you’ll find more of the same, often anxiety-provoking and fear-based reporting that many have come to regard as the new normal.
That, combined with social distancing, has many people hungry for community, connection and a heaping helping of positive news – but unsure how or where to find it.
Happily, Concordia resident and longtime healing arts practitioner Lori Reising is offering an easy and cost-free way to tap into and top up on that very stuff.
A health educator, retreat leader, the owner of Beginning Within massage therapy and hypnotherapy, Lori is a newly minted podcast host. She has expanded her primarily one-on-one therapy practice with the intent of reaching and supporting more people.
Her newest offering, The Raw and Wild Hearts Podcast, launched in November and is her way of serving up content that is inspiring, actionable, empowering and accessible to all.
The podcast offers a virtual place to talk, laugh, lean on and learn from each other.
“Humans are made to connect and thrive together, it’s how we operate,” she asserted. And right now finding the positive means making intentional – and intentionally – different choices. That said, it’s not all unicorns and cupcakes at The Raw and Wild Hearts.
“Acknowledging the places where we struggle is a big part of what helps us transform ourselves,” Lori said.
The most recent episode is “Empower Your Health During Coronavirus and Always” with Peter Borten, doctor of acupuncture & oriental medicine. It showcases a powerful conversation on breaking down fear and providing practical information to support immunity and long-term health.
“When we are offered concrete suggestions such as choosing meditation, nourishing foods, and fresh air and movement, we are given ways to lessen fear and increase self-actualization,” Lori pointed out. “This can help diminish stress and anxiety. Everything we do is a choice.
“Community is much more powerful than currency,” she enthused. The free podcast offers topics that can help you find strength in yourself, connect you to a larger community, and give you the tools and support to assist yourself spiritually, emotionally and physically – today and well into the future.
To tune in to this ongoing twice-monthly show and learn more about Lori, visit TheRawAndWildHearts.com.
Carrie Wenninger lives on 29th Avenue in Concordia. She is a freelance writer, a mom, a world traveler and a small business marketing consultant. Contact her at WurdGurl@gmail.com.