PODCAST

Soul Stories

Dr. Gayle M. Randall

Dr Randall shares her 40 years of experience as a medical practitioner and expert in 20 different modalities of medicine along with interviews with some of the leading minds in medicine and big thinkers in all walks of life. The stories of lives are the woven energies of our souls' paths. They feed and ignite the spiritual light that feeds the Universal Soul. Guests include bestselling author Emeran Mayer, actress Olivia Hussey, Danielle Delaney. MMA Champion AJ Mckee, healer Howard Wills and more!

Soul Stories - Transformative Coach Carlyn Shaw
On this episode of Soul Stories, Dr Randall speaks with Transformative Coach Carlyn Shaw.Carlyn is a breath of fresh air leaving a trail of smiles wherever she goes.  Her incredible ability to meet anyone where they are in life makes her a special soul, everyone can call, a friend.She is a Transformation Coach, Connection Catalyst, Inspirational Speaker and the Founder of Strangers To Friends.  An experience junkie and manifesting machine, Carlyn plants her feet all over the planet and followed her inner compass, living live hands on. Armed with confidence, courage, and synchronicity on her side, she turns lemons into lemonade and Strangers Into Friends. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1997 followed by the death of her best friends, Carlyn’s life motto became “I can’t control what happens to me but I can control how I respond to it”. From a bike accident that left her without front teeth at 36 to finishing the Boston and NYC Marathon in 2015, Carlyn shares her journeys to inspire you to let go of limitations, shift your perspective and say yes to life. As a Transformation Coach, Carlyn gives you permission to start from where you are, speak your truth and create a life fueled with passion and joy. As a Speaker, Carlyn inspires people to turn pain into possibilities and trust life happens for us, not to us. Carlyn is a published author in the book, “When I Rise, I Thrive” and has been featured in news outlets including The Denver Post, San Diego Tribune and an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s Daytiime talk show. A 2017 Ignite Denver presenter, Keynote speaker for the Prince of Wales Alaska Marathon and regular of MS Society speaking engagements, Carlyn challenges you to let go of what no longer serves  and say YES to the life you not only want, but deserve​.Tune in to this amazing episode of Soul Stories!
May 7 2022
53 mins
Soul Stories - Speaker and Coach Kevin NahaiSoul Stories - Epic Business with Justin BreenSoul Stories - Nettie OwensSoul Stories - Miss New Jersey & Social Worker Kaity RodriguezSoul Stories - Charles Dowding Renown No-Till Innovative Pioneer
Apr 2 2022
50 mins
Soul Stories - Inspired Violinist Monique Mead
On this episode of Soul Stories, Dr Randall has an inspiring conversation with Monique Mead.A lifelong ambassador for classical music, violinist Monique Mead enjoys a rich career as a performer, educator, and innovator. Inspired and mentored by Leonard Bernstein, Mead has devoted her performing career to nurturing new audiences and deepening the musical experience for seasoned concertgoers. Her programs span performances with major orchestras and festivals throughout the United Statesand Europe. She has also drawn international acclaim for her popular appeal and innovative approach Interweaving live music with audience engagement at the highest level. Her programs have reached millions through television appearances, a six-year radio series with the Munich Radio Orchestra, and over 20 years of concerts with the Cologne Philharmonic, Munich Symphony,Düsseldorf Symphony, Berlin Radio Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Choir, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, San Diego Symphony, and the Mainly Mozart Festival, among others.Since 2012, Monique has served as Director of Music Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University, where she launches community initiatives and teaches courses that enable students to thrive as a musician in today’s world.With a deep interest in music for healing, Monique regularly performs stress-relieving programs for cancer patients, hospital staff, and people suffering from anxiety and depression. In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration, Monique launched  “Beethoven in the Face of Adversity,” a community engagement program for which she performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto 50 times in 250 days for people suffering from adversities of all kinds. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed with the Mexico State Symphony, Krakow Symphony, Philharmonia Hungarica, Philharmonie der Nationen, and at many music festivals, including; Orcas Island, Rockport, Maui, Mainly Mozart, and Schleswig-Holstein. From 2000-2008 she was co-Director of the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO and now serves as Artistic Director of the Rancho la Puerta Chamber Music Festival in Tecate, Mexico.  She is also a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Board and is Founding Director of Olympic Strings Camp, a summer program for high school students.Monique performs on a 1860 Vuillaume violin. She enjoys performing chamber music with her children on harp and piano. She is a lover of nature, yoga, and home-grown cuisine.An episode not to be missed!
Mar 26 2022
34 mins
Soul Stories - Life Coach Meg Heppner
On this episode of Soul Stories, Dr Randall has a fascinating conversation with Meg Meg is a life coach, Hypnotherapist, blogger and event host that is passionate about walking with people who want more out of life than just the status quo!She believes that life doesn’t have to work out exactly the way we think it “should” in order to be enjoyed and that people don’t have to be perfect in order to be loved.She believes that we all have the voice of truth inside of us but sometimes it can be hard to hear. And most importantly that we must live between the tension of accepting the things we cannot change and taking massive action on the things we can!Meg creates spaces where women can slow down and process all the things that are influencing and controlling their lives - their everyday thoughts, emotions, and the stories they have been telling themselves. Spaces where they can look at their inner world, gain valuable insight and then reclaim their personal authority, and make conscious decisions that transform the way they experience their lives!Through one on one coaching, group coaching and workshops, Meg helps women show up in the world with more love, and less ego, more compassion, and less judgment, more vulnerability, and less shame, more emotional agility and less fear!Meg is also on the Board of Directors for Happy Healthy Women GlobalMeg lives in BC with her husband of 21 years, two teenage boys and their little dog Charlie. To learn more about Meg visit her website www.megheppner.comAnother fabulous episode of Soul Stories!
Mar 19 2022
43 mins
Soul Stories - Marvel Heroine Superhero, Environmental Activist Dr Tracy FanaraSoul Stories -CEO of Word Journeys Bob YehlingSoul Stories- Coyote Trilogy Author Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona
Get inspired with Dr Randall and Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona! Lewis is the author of the Coyote trilogy. (Five books) His work discusses healing practices from Lakota, Cherokee and Cree traditions, and how they intersect with conventional medicine. Mehl-Madrona has been writing about the use of imagery and narrative in healing since the 1980s.  His focus arises out of a desire to celebrate indigenous culture, particularly that of North America, and to show how contemporary health care practices can be enriched through the inclusion of the ideas of indigenous culture into contemporary work.  He speaks about traditional healing, about how psychotherapy and medicine can be modified to include the insights of traditional healing.  He is interested in narrative medicine as a means for which storied indigenous practices enter contemporary medicine and psychology.  Also in dialogical self theory and therapy as a contemporary parallel to the self-theory of indigenous cultures.  He is interested in how we can train new doctors to be simultaneously humanistic, narrative, and evidence-based.Lewis graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. He completed his residencies in family medicine and in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  He has been on the faculties of several medical schools, most recently as associate professor of family medicine at the University of New England. He continues to work with aboriginal communities to develop uniquely aboriginal styles of healing and health care for use in those communities. He is interested in the relation of healing through dialogue in community and psychosis. He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, and Coyote Wisdom, a trilogy of books on what Native culture has to offer the modern world.  He has also written Narrative Medicine, Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: the Promise of Narrative Psychiatry, and, his most recent book with Barbara Mainguy, Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story.
Feb 26 2022
35 mins
Soul Stories- Patient Care Hero Kellie StecherKing of Networking Shalom KleinMinstrel of Malibu Jacqui Hylton
Dr Randall sits down with the Minstrel of Malibu Jacqui Hylton!Jacqui Hylton singer, songwriter, composer continues to captivate her audiences locally and through her recordings. Having earned the moniker, The Minstrel of Malibu, her work as a jazz singer includes gigs at the most reputable venues: Catalina’s, The Baked Potato, Beverly Hills Hotel, The Mint, Genghis Cohen, Ford Amphitheatre to name a few.  As a songwriter, her sound is an acoustic blend of pop, jazz, classical and blues. Ms. Hylton recently recorded one of her original songs entitled “Beautiful” alongside Oscar nominated composer, arranger and conductor David Campbell and his 22-piece orchestra ensemble. Notable musicians on this recording also include bass player Nathan East (member of group ToTo, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion), Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa) and pianist Tamir Hendleman (Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble).Ms. Hylton lures audiences with lush vocals and composes vibrant melodies, generously supporting songs that touch the heart of human experiences. She was classically trained on piano at a young age through the Royal Conservatory of Music which grew into a love for jazz after being introduced to her father’s jazz collection which featured Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. These legendary musical influences spurned a love for writing, singing, stage performance and frequenting jazz clubs. After relocating from Toronto Canada to Los Angeles, she became a student of voice builder to the stars Gary Catona and vocal coach Annette Warren Smith. Ms. Hylton currently resides in Agoura Hills CA. Ms. Hylton has created a following in the Malibu and Beverly Hills communities performing at Savory Malibu, Sage Room, Malibu Music Festival, Malibu Golf to End Cancer Benefit Concerts, Sofitel Hotel with Ryan Cross, DOMA Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills Rotary Club and Nic’s Beverly Hills.Ms. Hylton has shared the stage and performed with accomplished musicians bassist Reggie Hamilton, saxophonist Katisse Buckingham, drummer Joey Hereida who are members of multi Grammy award winning Billy Childs' band. 2016-2019, Ms Hylton continues to perform in the greater Los Angeles Area at distinguished jazz clubs and abroad and is a volunteer member of Maria Newman’s Westwood Choir and Orchestra. Vocalist Annette Warren Smith, 95, shadow singer for Lucille Ball in Fancy Pants and Ava Gardner in Show Boat presented Ms. Hylton as a special guest performer at Catalinas jazz club in Hollywood. Ms. Hylton also joined the stage with Multi Grammy winning double bassist/orchestral arranger James Leary (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Count Basie Orchestra) at The World Stage Theatre.On Dec 15th 2018 Jacqui Hylton & Friends performed a jazz concert and Holiday Toy Drive to benefit The Children's Lifesaving Foundation at Aldabella's in Westlake Village. Musicians included) Katisse Buckingham-sax and woodwinds (associated acts Herbie Hancock, Billy Childs, the late Prince), Chris Cadenhead on keys, (associated acts the late Prince, Fourplay, Justin Bieber, Tony Moore Drums, (Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber ) John Hart bass (Gladys Knight). The evening featured original compositions by Jacqui Hylton as well as jazz covers.Jan 2019- March 2020  Jacqui Hylton secured a residency at The Hilton Checkers Hotel in Los Angeles    In Feb 2021 Ms. Hylton performed a virtual concert for MJCS'  annual Purimspiel in Malibu, CA.     Beginning Sept 2021, Ms. Hylton created Jazz Sundays, performing weekly on Sunday nights at Nonna Restaurant in Westlake Village CA.Tune in!
Jan 29 2022
40 mins
Yogi Felicia Tomasko
In this exciting episode, Dr Randall sits down with Felicia Tomasko.Felicia Tomasko is a lifelong student of the arts and sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. She combines a deep understanding of the intersection of the modern western biomedicine and traditional yogic philosophy. She is a registered nurse who has current clinical experience in mental health and integrative wellness and a 30-year private practice of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. Her study includes a number of yogic and Ayurvedic lineages, offering her a broad perspective on the depth of the practice. Her work includes service/seva and giving back in many ways.In an eclectic career path, Felicia has served as the editor in chief of LA YOGA Magazine sharing stories about yoga, the yoga community and yoga practitioners. She spent 9 years volunteering on the board of directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. Currently, Felicia volunteers on the board of directors of Yoga Gives Back, which unites yoga practitioners around the world to give back to grassroots-based empowerment and educational programs in yoga's birthplace of India.A longtime educator, Felicia is the advisor for the Yoga Therapy program at Loyola Marymount University where she is also on the teaching staff and she has been a teacher teacher for more than 20 years in programs around the world including for YogaFit. As a teacher, she has led classes on the Santa Monica Pier, taught workshops in a variety of settings, and facilated groups in addiction and recovery, to name just a few.Currently Felicia works in mental health with adolescents and young adults combining her skills and background as a nurse with her work in yoga therapy and meditation and mindfulness.Her teaching weaves together humor and insight and her intention is to empower modern students with a practical understanding of how these philosophies can be relevant today. She applies these teachings in her own life for her own health challenges being diagnosed with cancer and going through a year of cancer treatment combining conventional medical treatments with integrative practices and yoga therapy techniques as well as living through the grief of a partner dying from cancer. Felicia believes in the positive power of practice to help build resiliency in all areas of life.Get ready for an amazing episode!
Jan 23 2022
47 mins
NLP Master Pam CastilloSoul Stories- Michele Hebert
To sweeten the New Year 2022, we choose to re-present the amazing uplifting Soul Stories podcast featuring  Michele Hebert, yoga master, inspirational meditation leader and author of award winning book ‘The Tenth Door’ - hosted by Dr Gayle Randall.MICHELE HEBERT is a  master educator, yoga and meditation teacher, award-winning author and speaker who has devoted her life to living and teaching consciousness-based practices for personal and professional transformation.She was personally trained by Raja Yoga Master Walt Baptiste who instilled in her the philosophy ‘from a sound base upward’. She has studied extensively with Swami Veda Bharati of Rishikesh, India and H.H. The Dalai Lama. Former media representative for the American Council on Exercise in the area of Mind-Body Integration, Michele pioneered the principles of yoga and meditation within the Health and Fitness Industry. These principles can be found in her multi-award winning book The Tenth Door: A Yoga Adventure.During her 35 years of international teaching experience she developed yoga/meditation programs and consulted with international spas in Egypt, Sweden and Guam as well as in the US: The Chopra Center, Esalen Institute, University of California at San Diego, Kripalu, and Scripps Institute. She taught Stress Management for the Dean Ornish Program at UC San Diego Health. She has a been associated with Rancho La Puerta and The Golden Door since 1987 as a teacher and guest presenter.  Currently Michele is the creator of the blog Spiritually Speaking and leads a popular zoom course entitled Meditation and the Inner Practices of Yoga.Michele’s mission is to inspire others to reflect deeply and make a conscious decision to grow and live from their highest ideals.Get inspired!
Jan 8 2022
1 hr 7 mins
Dr. Connie KaplanMusicians, Mat and Kelli GurmanOlivia Hussey, Golden Globe Winning Actress, Romeo and Juliet