HeartMath's Add Heart

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D.

The Add Heart® Podcast is designed to inspire connecting with our heart’s intuitive suggestions and guidance, while learning to balance and enrich our personal life and our day-to-day experiences and interactions. Each 30 minute episode features host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath President and CEO and an expert guest. They discuss a restorative heart quality and ways to apply it that can empower your life and help reduce stress and anxiety. Our mission at HeartMath is to help activate the heart of humanity and the purpose of the Add Heart Podcast is to inspire forward movement and heart-powered intention. The content shared draws on 25 years of scientific research, HeartMath books, HeartMath techniques and time-relevant practices. Each episode closes with a heart-focused meditation to create a reservoir of heart energy to support our personal and collective heart intentions. New episodes are published on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Add Heart Podcast is available on most podcast sites such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and many more. Be sure to subscribe so you can be notified when new episodes are available. Focusing on different topics and issues, Deborah and her guest highlight a restorative heart quality and how we can apply it. They'll draw from 25 years of scientific research conducted by the HeartMath Institute - and they’ll share time-relevant practices and HeartMath techniques. Each episode closes with a heart meditation to create a reservoir of collective heart energy that supports our individual intentions. The Add Heart podcast will help inspire and empower your life - and especially help you to minimize stress and anxiety. read less
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Episodes

Experience the Momentum – Join the 30-Day Coherence Challenge
Mar 19 2024
Experience the Momentum – Join the 30-Day Coherence Challenge
Guests: Kyle Boyd and Leah Rush Be inspired as Kyle Boyd and Leah Rush share their remarkable story to heart coherence. Motivated by his deep desire to overcome intense anxiety, Kyle stumbled upon a life-changing solution. While exploring YouTube, he discovered Dr. Joe Dispenza talking about something called “heart coherence” to tap into our heart’s power and potential to shift out of anxiety and into a life of gratitude and peace. Deeply wanting that for himself, Kyle looked into how he could commit to practicing heart coherence for 30 days straight to help change his chronic anxiety. Leah joined him for support, thinking, “I can commit to something for 30 days…Let’s see if this works.” What started as their personal quest for more inner peace quickly snowballed into something much greater. Little did they know that their experience would start a momentum, inspiring over 50,000 individuals to join them in 30-day heart coherence challenges to release unwanted habits and open their hearts to joy and fulfillment. Join us as Kyle and Leah recount their transformative experiences and talk about the next 30-Day Heart Coherence Challenge, where we can join with others to build heart momentum in our own lives.  Listen in and learn how you can be part of this groundbreaking initiative and embark on your own journey toward greater coherence, well-being, and connection. Join the movement and transform your life from the inside out! This episode concludes with a guided heart coherence meditation to amplify the heart energy flowing through your system.  About our guests:  Kyle Boyd and Leah Rush are the creators of the growing 30-Day Heart Coherence Challenge on Facebook and YouTube and the Heart Coherence Collaborative on YouTube. Kyle is also a HeartMath® certified trainer. He creates heart-focused fellowships, facilitates men’s circles, and focuses on using the heart for reality, creation, recovery, relation, improvement, and igniting purpose, all the things that the heart can empower. Leah is a certified hypnotherapist and EFT practitioner helping women with trauma, anxiety, habit changes, and learning to self-love and trust their femininity.
The Viral Potential of Heart and How You Can Help
Feb 20 2024
The Viral Potential of Heart and How You Can Help
Guests: Owen Ward and Howard Martin In a world where love often seems forgotten, key figures in the HeartMath executive team, Howard Martin and Owen Ward, discuss with host Deborah Rozman the powerful vision of restoring love to the forefront of our collective awareness and co-creating a heart-based world. Hear their shared insights into reconnecting with the heart—a crucial antidote to the challenges humanity faces.  Amid escalating chaos and stressors that we’re all witnessing, Howard and Owen help provide a perspective that acknowledges the rapid planetary transformation unfolding all around us and how it is leading to a collective yearning for love’s intelligence. They also share exciting developments at HeartMath that will help to amplify the power of love and heart coherence. Owen explains how one moment of heart can change someone’s day, many moments of heart can change a life, and many people practicing many moments of heart can change a planet. There are already hundreds of millions of people around the world who recognize it’s a synergy of heart and mind—heart intelligence—that is needed to increase love in their own lives, relationships, communities, and the world.  So, how do we create more heart intelligence to help offset much of the distortion and chaos that we see? Howard and Owen share with us HeartMath’s groundbreaking developments for amplifying love and heart coherence. This episode closes with Deborah guiding us in a heart meditation to increase love in our mental, emotional, and physical systems and to co-create a reservoir of heart energy we can each tap into whenever life gets a bit overwhelming or we need a little extra support to follow our heart’s calling. Join us for a compelling conversation on how a deeper heart connection with oneself and others can go viral and help heal separation, which is needed to bring about sustainable positive change in our world.  About our guests:  Howard Martin is Executive Vice President of HeartMath Inc. He’s been instrumental in assisting Doc Childre in the development and teaching of HeartMath’s programs since its inception. Howard speaks internationally on the HeartMath approach to advancing human awareness based on compelling scientific research linking heart function with health, emotional well-being, and intelligence. Howard is the co-author with Doc Childre of The HeartMath Solution and co-author of the book Heart Intelligence.  Owen Ward serves as Chief Strategy Officer at HeartMath Inc., where his journey of personal transformation through HeartMath practices has ignited a deep-hearted passion to empower people worldwide to harness the intelligence of their hearts. Owen is one of the principal architects behind the innovative HeartMath app and oversees HeartMath’s strategic direction and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining HeartMath, Owen’s career was marked by a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures and investments.
Your Heart Was Made for This: Meeting the World with Courage, Clarity, and Compassion, a Message from a Former Buddhist Monk
Jan 16 2024
Your Heart Was Made for This: Meeting the World with Courage, Clarity, and Compassion, a Message from a Former Buddhist Monk
Guest: Oren Jay Sofer Our guest, Oren Jay Sofer, is a former Buddhist monk and author of the newly released book Your Heart Was Made For This: Contemplative Practices for Meeting a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love. Oren talks with us about the crucial importance of awakening the natural and powerful capacities for transformation that reside within each person’s heart, especially during this very tumultuous time in our world.  Oren opens up to Deborah Rozman, our host, about how Buddhist teachings talk about qualities of the heart as resources that empower a different and more enlightened consciousness. Oren shares the heart qualities that were access points to his own transformation and how he practiced them. A seasoned teacher in mindfulness, meditation, and nonviolent communication, Oren conveys insightful wisdom in a warm and engaging manner. He encourages us to practice and fortify our own connection to heart qualities so they become an underlying foundation for how we live and engage with the world. Deborah and Oren explore how each quality of the heart possesses unique attributes that empower us to better handle life’s situations, fostering a deeper connection with our purpose, inner courage, strength, and clarity. In his conversation with Deborah, Oren shares a vision of transformative potential by merging activism and heart. Together, they explore how this union has the power to reshape society, paving the way for collaborative models that honor our shared humanity. The episode closes with a heart-inspired meditation to energize the growing heart momentum unfolding on the planet and see more people connect with their true heart’s purpose and desire to co-create a world that awakens humanity’s collective heart.   About our guest: Oren Jay Sofer teaches meditation and communication internationally. He holds a degree in comparative religion from Columbia University and is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren is also the author of several books, including the bestseller Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication and his latest book, Your Heart Was Made for This: Contemplative Practices to Meet a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love. His teachings have reached people around the world through his online communication courses and guided meditations. A husband and a father, Oren lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he enjoys cooking, spending time in nature, and home woodworking projects.
Love in Action: How to Love the Unlovable
Dec 19 2023
Love in Action: How to Love the Unlovable
Guest: Matt Kahn In this episode, we’re talking about how to put love into action in practical ways in challenging areas of our lives to activate its transformative power. Matt Kahn, our guest, is a teacher, healer, speaker, and author of the highly acclaimed books Whatever Arises, Love That and Everything Is Here to Help You. His newest book, All for Love: The Transformative Power of Holding Space, won a Gold IPPY Award (Independent Publishers Award) and an Ommie Award (World Vision category) and is topping bestseller lists with its heart-centered messages and solutions.  Loving ourselves can be one of the hardest things to do, and Matt shares how we can learn to dialogue with the parts of ourselves that don’t feel worthy of self-love and heal what we see in ourselves as bad, undesirable, or unworthy. Matt suggests that when our ego plays less of a role in being in charge of what we love and don’t love, then love becomes how we deliver healing to interrupt and transform patterns. Expanding on love as a transformative power, Matt and our host, Deborah Rozman, talk about how pain and suffering are a call for love and some of the intricacies of choosing love. They help us understand how we can still put love and care into action even when we don’t like or don’t agree with someone or something. They share how to remain aligned with our highest truths and values while we hold space for hearing the experiences of others — and why this is needed to heal the profound separations and pain that people are experiencing around the world.    Matt and Deborah help us understand how love’s power to transform moves beyond the linear and rational mind that judges, and they encourage us to connect with our heart’s intuitive intelligence for guidance in putting love into action in our own lives.  This episode closes with a heart meditation to help us deepen our love and compassionate latitude for ourselves and for others. We are all going through transitional times where old structures and beliefs are breaking down, and new possibilities and structures have yet to take place. This meditation guides us to radiate compassion and care toward people and world situations that need more love in action. About our guest:  Matt Kahn is a renowned spiritual teacher, highly acclaimed empath, and bestselling author known for his transformative insights into the journey of awakening. His teachings focus on love as the ultimate path to self-realization, emphasizing the importance of emotional freedom and the power of self-awareness. Kahn’s approach blends deep spiritual wisdom with practical guidance, offering tools for navigating life’s challenges with grace and humor. His books, including the spiritual classic Whatever Arises, Love That, and his other recorded teachings have inspired millions, earning him a dedicated following worldwide. Kahn’s message is simple yet profound: embrace every moment with love and kindness to unveil the divine within. His ability to translate complex spiritual concepts into accessible, everyday wisdom makes him a beloved figure in the world of contemporary spirituality.
From Mind to Heart: Navigating a New Mental Health Landscape
Nov 21 2023
From Mind to Heart: Navigating a New Mental Health Landscape
Guest: Kristina Furia In this insightful broadcast, we talk with Kristina Furia, a 30-something mental health counselor who guides other millennials and Gen Zers on how to discover their “true north” and lean into their purpose through listening to their heart.  Kristina shares that the increased anxiety and depression that so many in the younger generations are experiencing these days stems, in part, from a disconnection with the heart. Many find themselves trapped in a state of hopelessness about their future, leading to loneliness and feelings of despair. Kristina helps them understand how this can be an unexpected gift because loneliness and despair can often help us go deeper inside our hearts and become more receptive, drawing in the heart’s help and insights.  Through her thriving Instagram community, @YourNewFrequency, and as a clinical psychologist and nationally certified transformational coach, Kristina helps people to self-empower and break free from the grip of a harsh inner critic to connect with their heart’s fresh perspective and intuitive direction. Kristina and host Deborah Rozman discuss how we each can learn to sense and know our heart’s voice and discern its guidance. They discuss hope, community, and the positive role that social media could play in building meaningful connections. Kristina shares her transformational journey from living in her mind to awakening to her real heart and realizing that we are all meant to live in a higher frequency, resulting in more love and aliveness. The episode concludes with a heart exercise and meditation to lift our frequency whenever we feel stuck or disconnected from others and connect with the higher vibration of our true selves. About our guest:  Over the past 14 years, Kristina Furia has supported thousands of people on their journey to become the next, more fulfilled version of themselves. With a master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology, Kristina began her career supporting individuals on the path beyond trauma and addiction, working in both individual and group formats. Then, in 2013, she began her private practice, which was later named Best Therapy Practice by Philadelphia Magazine.  In 2019, after experiencing a major spiritual awakening, Kristina made the decision to hang up her therapist hat and became nationally certified as a transformational coach. Taking to Instagram to spread her message, she went on to rapidly grow a large following, sharing her unique, integrative approach to rapid and sustainable life transformation. Kristina’s ongoing mission is to guide people to release the limitations caused by the past, to enjoy the beauty of the present, and to consciously create a soul-aligned new future.
Activism with Heart: An 18-Year-Old’s Heartfelt Message
Oct 17 2023
Activism with Heart: An 18-Year-Old’s Heartfelt Message
Guest: Sarah Syed Don’t miss this wonderful episode with our guest, Sarah Syed, a globally recognized 18-year-old technology inventor, climate activist, and founder of You Are the Change, an international youth-led organization focusing on youth mobilizing action and mindsets to become sustainability leaders. Sarah has been recognized as a Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalist in Canada and named one of the Top 20 Under 20 in the World by Diversity in Action. This is a truly inspiring conversation as Sarah shares her passion for taking action to make a difference and how, on her journey, she uncovered a profound truth: that the heart is essential for real change and progress. She has spoken at the United Nations to world leaders about the importance of leading with the heart and how the world has reached a critical juncture where our heart must be the captain of our ship of activism to guide us toward sustainable solutions, not just surface-level actions. As a passionate advocate for climate change, she astutely observes the disconnection between humanity and nature, emphasizing the need for the heart’s wisdom to reconnect us with each other and with our planet. She talks with Deborah Rozman, our host, about the changes that young people she works with are committed to and how the compassionate power of the heart is what will enable us to all work together to create the changes we want to see. The episode closes with a heart meditation, creating a reservoir of energy we can each draw from to bring more heart to positive change initiatives we are involved in or passionate about.   About our guest: Sarah Syed is an 18-year-old climate activist, innovator, poet, and founder of You Are the Change, an international youth-led organization focusing on youth mobilizing action and mindsets to become sustainability leaders.  Combining her interest in the climate tech space with climate activism, Sarah has done research on biodegradable plastics made from food scraps, polymers to aid in cleaning up oil spills compared to bioremediation, and worked on a biomass bio-sorbent made from orange and pomegranate peels with an additional polysaccharide aerogel component to remove 98% of oils, heavy metals, and organic compounds from water. She has also worked on increasing solar energy output using nanomaterials to decrease water loss in agriculture. Some of her current projects revolve around cellular agriculture and carbon capture. Sarah’s work has been recognized by parliament members, and she was named a Top 20 Under 20 Youth in the World, Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalist in Canada, Ontario Junior Citizen, National Nature Inspiration, and won second place at national and international science fairs. She has been featured in The Toronto Star, North York Mirror,
Unlocking Brain Resilience with Longevity Expert Dr. Scott Noorda
Sep 19 2023
Unlocking Brain Resilience with Longevity Expert Dr. Scott Noorda
Guest: Dr. Scott Noorda Dive into an enlightening conversation as we sit down with Dr. Scott Noorda, a dedicated longevity physician who draws on functional medicine’s approach to cultivating resilient brain health. Drawing from his extensive experience working closely with Alzheimer’s patients in memory care, Dr. Noorda sheds light on a topic close to many hearts: Alzheimer’s disease and brain health. Amid the shadows of uncertainty, he shares hope, revealing there’s more we can do than we might think to prevent Alzheimer’s. Through personal anecdotes and professional insights, Dr. Noorda dismantles the notion of accepting brain decline as inevitable. Having witnessed a family member’s battle with Alzheimer’s, he embarked on a mission to specialize in brain health, arming himself with knowledge and strategies to empower everyone to take charge of their brain’s vitality. In an intimate heart-to-heart with our host, Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., Dr. Noorda unveils his own daily rituals, painting a vivid picture of how each of us can craft a routine that fuels our brain’s resilience. The discussion delves into the profound impact of stress on brain health and showcases the transformative potential lying within our very own hearts. With wisdom and simplicity, he offers practical suggestions on unlocking these benefits and integrating them into our lives. The episode closes with a heart meditation to help us align with our heart’s guidance about the areas we need to give more care and attention to for improved wellness and energize our commitment to follow through on it. About our guest: Dr. Scott Noorda, D.O., calls Utah home with his wife and their five children. Dr. Noorda believes that health is not one-size-fits-all, and each individual’s unique personal history, genetics, biological systems, stressors, toxic load, diet, and overall lifestyle must be considered when formulating disease prevention and treatment protocols. Dr. Noorda is board-certified in family medicine and did postdoctoral training with the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is passionate about brain health and utilizing precision medicine. He spent several years working with Alzheimer’s patients in memory care units before setting up a functional medicine clinic and developing a step-by-step program to improve brain health called the Brainlift Program. He is also the creator of the Brainlift Neuroprotective Program.
Authentic Power—Aligning Personality with Soul
Aug 15 2023
Authentic Power—Aligning Personality with Soul
Guest: Gary Zukav In this episode, Gary Zukav, author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including the widely popular The Seat of the Soul, shares his wisdom on the topic of aligning your personality with your soul or higher self, embracing your authentic power, and stepping into a vibrant life of purpose and love. Gary and podcast host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., talk about the authentic heart power fueling a transformational consciousness emerging in millions of people. Throughout the episode, Gary discusses evolving from perception through our five senses to multisensory perception and the significant role our hearts play in this awakening. Gary and Deborah explore why it’s important to recognize the parts of our personalities rooted in love and the insecure or fear-based parts that prevent us from accessing our authentic soul-self. Gary offers genuine encouragement about how we can direct our attention toward nurturing the loving aspects while compassionately challenging the fear-based aspects. They encourage us to embrace our authentic heart power, granting us greater agency over life experiences and inspiring responsible, heart-directed choices in our actions and interactions. This deeply inspiring episode closes with a heart meditation to help us connect more with our authentic power and ask our heart’s guidance for clarity or direction in our next steps for living a more authentic life. About our guest:Gary’s gentle presence and wisdom have inspired millions. He is a teacher and author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including the globally popular The Seat of the Soul. He is the founder of The Seat of the Soul Institute with Linda Francis, his soul partner. Gary has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, with over 30 appearances.  Conveying complex insights in a language all can understand, Gary is dedicated to an unprecedented transformation in human consciousness. He is a Harvard graduate with a degree in international relations, a former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service, a member of the Club of Budapest, and a recipient of the World Business Academy Pathfinder Award for his contribution to the ongoing evolution of knowledge and consciousness within the global business community and the Einstein Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his contributions to the psychosocial growth of humanity.
You've Done Everything Right, but Something's Missing
Jul 18 2023
You've Done Everything Right, but Something's Missing
Guest: Leah Smart Picture a time when everything seems to be in place—a job, home, and a loving relationship. It should be the recipe for a fulfilling life, right? But what if there’s an unexplainable sense of something missing – a feeling that lingers and leaves you questioning why? In this captivating episode, our guest, Leah Smart, author and host of the In the Arena podcast on LinkedIn, takes us on her personal journey through this mysterious terrain. Together with our insightful host, Deborah Rozman, they unravel the enigma of what’s behind a nagging sense of emptiness. Leah shares her “something’s missing” experience and a pivotal realization that led her to an unexpected path of transformation. Leah’s mission now is empowering women to create more fulfillment for themselves. In this conversation, Leah and Deborah talk about the hyper-individualistic society surrounding us and its role in perpetuating a longing for something more. This episode is particularly relevant for the millions of millennials seeking their way amid a cacophony of societal pressures and expectations. As a millennial herself, Leah’s inspiring story and profound insights from her inward journey to the heart will surely ignite a spark in your own heart, no matter your age. To close the episode, Deborah guides us through a heart meditation—a powerful tool to infuse heart energy into the missing pieces of our lives and illuminate our next steps. Tune in and let your heart be inspired! About our guest: Leah is an author and the host of the In the Arena podcast on LinkedIn News. Leah works to empower millennial women who are feeling a bit lost, helping them tap into their authentic power, so they can author the life they truly want.  Leah studies positive psychology, blending what we know scientifically about the experience of being human with the metaphysical understandings that have surrounded us all along. Leah is also a serious runner, a dog mom (to Piper the Goldendoodle), and a globetrotter.
Embracing Heart Vulnerability: Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar’s Journey from NFL Athlete to Self-Care Advocate
Jun 20 2023
Embracing Heart Vulnerability: Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar’s Journey from NFL Athlete to Self-Care Advocate
Guest: Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar Our guest is Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar, a former football player for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins (where he once led the league in touchdowns) and now a fitness and health coach.  In this episode, released during Men’s Health Month, Karim talks about the outdated narrative so many athletes are taught: “Don’t complain; suck it up,” and its effect on mental and physical health.  We delve into Karim’s story of how he discovered that real strength involves identifying what you really feel and having the courage to share it — to be self-honest first and then honest with others. In this captivating conversation, Karim opens up to host Deborah Rozman, revealing his profound wake-up moments that shattered his self-denial and illuminated the value of heart vulnerability and following his heart. His story serves as a testament to the true meaning of strength, dismantling stereotypes and offering a fresh perspective on what it means to be strong. Hear why Karim learned to listen to his heart’s intelligence and the profound impact it had on his life. This episode will inspire you to reconsider societal expectations and embrace your own heart-directed journey of fitness, health, and true self-care. The episode closes with a heart meditation to help us hear our own heart’s promptings of our next steps to better mental, emotional, and physical fitness.  About our guest:  Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar is a “wholistic” coach certified in personal training, precision nutrition, and HeartMath®. He is a former NFL professional football player for the Miami Dolphins and now works with executives and their families, often three generations (children, parents, and grandparents). Karim founded the National Center for Wholistic Coaching, where he teaches trainers to become wholistic coaches and empower their clients with tools for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and fitness using twenty-one measurable principles covering three primary objectives: excellence, wellness, and character.
Dare to Love
May 16 2023
Dare to Love
Topic: Dare to LoveGuest: Dr. Patricia Van Pelt-Scott At this time on the planet, there is increased separation, polarization, and emotional reactivity. Imagine being a congresswoman, having to navigate all the political maneuvering. How would you handle opposing political and social views from yours? This episode is an eye-opening conversation about what can happen when we choose the power of love, compassion, and justice instead of suspicion and fear — even in the face of being misinterpreted.  Our guest, Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt-Scott, Ph.D., talks with host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., and shares how she faced a showdown — being shouted down on the senate chamber floor — and had to make another choice. What happened when she chose non-judgment and sincere listening? Dr. Pat describes how she had to learn to appeal to the humanity in others first to uncover ways they could collaborate on new ideas. She offers us practical advice on how to better handle separation and polarization in society, perhaps even in our own families. Her story is dynamic and inspiring: If we want to change the divided world around us, we must have compassion, release judgment, and sincerely listen.  We close with a heart meditation that we can use anytime to step into our heart’s intention for guidance on how we can dare to love more. Listen to this episode now for an empowering discussion on what can happen when we dare to love. About our guest: Dr. Patricia Van Pelt-Scott is an Illinois State Senator, serial entrepreneur, author, real estate developer, certified public accountant, founder of The Season For Love Inc. and Diamond VII Enterprises LLC, and co-founder and past president of WaKanna For Life LLC. Before that, she served as the founding CEO of a successful social movement organization where she served for 15 years.  Dr. Pat teaches “The Advanced Life Series On Wealth, Health, and Love and Soulmate Attraction For Christian Singles.” Her goal in life is to advance civilization and help solve world problems.  Currently, she is on tour with her “Getting To The Top – Opening New Pathways To Your Ultimate Success” live conference. Dr. Pat received her doctorate in management of non-profit agencies after completing a dissertation on the study of social movements and revolutions.
Hormones on Edge: Exploring the Stress–Hormone Connection
Mar 21 2023
Hormones on Edge: Exploring the Stress–Hormone Connection
Guest: Dr. Tara Scott In this episode, our guest Dr. Tara Scott, known on Instagram and TikTok as the Hormone Guru and founder of Revitalize Medical Group, talks with our host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., about the connection between today’s stress and hormones. She addresses important questions: Is stress accumulation contributing to hormonal imbalances and depression in teenage girls, infertility and menopausal problems in women, or causing low testosterone in men? Is there a link between stress and endocrine imbalances in insulin, glucose, thyroid, or cortisol levels? Should physicians do more to include stress assessments during hormone balance evaluations?  Dr. Scott shares with us her answers to these questions and how she works with patients to get the right tools to help them rebalance their hormones. “Don’t wait until you’re having chronic health issues,” says Dr. Scott. She wants people listening to hear that addressing stress and hormonal health is a priority. She offers suggestions for better protecting yourself now from stress-related diseases you could otherwise face later in life — and why heart-based techniques such as those offered by HeartMath® are a key part of her practice.   The episode closes with a heart meditation to help increase our heart rhythm coherence and synchronize the rhythms of our heart and brain by radiating love throughout the body. This can support our awareness of self-care, health, and self-empowerment.  About our guest:  Dr. Tara Scott first became involved with hormone and integrative medicine while practicing as an OB-GYN. Her empathy for patients experiencing hormone-related issues led her to become trained and certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. The evidence-based practices she employed helped many patients conquer chronic wellness issues, and word quickly spread. It soon became clear that a practice devoted strictly to evidence-based regenerative medicine, highly focused on hormone-related issues, was needed in the medical community. Revitalize Medical Group was born. Dr. Scott is passionate about educating the medical community on the advances in evidence-based hormone therapy. She is a national speaker on the subject and has an extensive list of credentials, which include being a member of the Fellowship of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG) and a member of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAAFM).
Could the Heart Be the Access Point for Intuition?
Feb 21 2023
Could the Heart Be the Access Point for Intuition?
Guest: Neale Donald Walsch In this episode, our guest Neale Donald Walsch, globally acclaimed speaker and best-selling author of the Conversations with God book series, joins us for an extraordinary conversation about the heart. Neale and our host, Deborah Rozman, explore questions such as: What’s the difference between the heart and the soul? Is the heart the coupling between our human self and our soul self? Neale describes people as 3-part beings: the mind, the body, and the soul. However, in this exploration, Neale and Deborah discuss the heart as part of this equation, and the conversation expands our understanding to include the energetic or spiritual heart — making us all 4-part beings. The heart is how we connect with something greater than ourselves. As science is trying to better understand this connection, what we do know is that the body is a kind of receiver of energetic information. And at the core, it is the heart that is helping us to understand and decode the information we receive energetically — which we call the heart’s intuitive guidance. Since the heart is also capable of broadcasting energetic information, the question is asked, what information are we broadcasting and to whom?  We broadcast our feelings and emotions through the heart’s energetic field. That’s how we pick up on each other’s vibes (vibrations). We broadcast higher heart feelings such as love, care, compassion, and kindness, as well as feelings of heartache, anxiety, fear, and resentment.  To get our heart and mind aligned and receive intuitive guidance from soul/spirit/God, do we have to choose to open our hearts to love and care and have compassion for each other? This question is discussed, and the conversation wraps up with an exercise and a heart meditation we can each use to invite our mind to align more deeply with our heart and intuitive guidance. About our guest: Neale Donald Walsch (nealedonaldwalsch.com) is a modern-day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally yet searching for spiritual meaning before experiencing his now-famous Conversations with God series of books that have touched millions and inspired important changes in lives across the planet. Having traveled the world extensively, Neale says there is a hunger among the people to find a new way to live in peace and harmony. His latest book, The God Solution: The Power of Pure Love, was released in 2020. Neale has created several Conversations with God outreach projects (www.CWGPortal.com) that are dedicated to helping the world move from violence to peace, from confusion to clarity, and from anger to love.
Adding Heart to Parenting — Why It’s So Important Now
Jan 20 2023
Adding Heart to Parenting — Why It’s So Important Now
Topic: Adding Heart to Parenting — Why It’s So Important NowGuest: Dr. Jorina Elbers Our guest for this episode is Dr. Jorina Elbers, a pediatric neurologist with a special interest in trauma-informed medicine and the mother of two adventurous and energetic boys. Jorina joins Deborah Rozman, our Add Heart® Podcast host, to talk about one of the world’s biggest personal growth opportunities: parenting. Today’s stressful world and all its unpredictable changes often create challenges in our home life. Many of today’s issues are adding mental and emotional strain on parents. Our children and grandchildren feel these stressors too, which can lead to an increase in undesirable behaviors, such as acting out, talking back, not listening, etc. As their patience is tested, many parents try to correct and control their kids’ attitudes and actions—without a lot of success. Jorina, who is also the program director for the Trauma Recovery Project at the HeartMath Institute, shares with Deborah how she and her husband, Owen, have found that by focusing first on their own emotional self-regulation, then tuning in to their heart for intuitive direction, their communications with their boys have become much more effective. Jorina shares with listeners a couple of powerful heart tools she uses to manage her personal energy and shift into a heart-coherent place, which enables her to reduce over-reacting to her children’s undesirable behavior. She says many parents are told to just breathe to avoid reacting. However, if we don’t add heart coherence to a situation, we often end up lecturing a child, which shuts down communication. Learning how to shift into heart coherence is key for increasing a parent’s ability to respond in a way that empowers them in adverse situations—and kids do take notice. Jorina and Deborah also discuss how we can allow children to experience intense emotions in a healthy way. Rather than scolding their behavior, using heart-directed practices can validate their emotions, which helps to defuse their energy and allows for a deeper heart connection and communication to unfold, uncovering what’s really going on. Jorina says, “When we elevate our personal energy first, get into a heart-coherent space, we can then also help our kids to elevate their energy. When you have kids and parents working together in this way, the connection and communication can be very deep and rewarding.”   The episode closes with a guided heart meditation to help us energize our commitment to elevate our own energy first and better help our children. About our guest:Dr. Jorina Elbers is a pediatric neurologist with a special interest in trauma-informed medicine. She was recently an assistant professor at Stanford University and is currently the program director for the Trauma Recovery Project at the HeartMath Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. She has published over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and created trauma-sensitive programs for health practitioners, first responders, refugees, and parents.
Finding Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger than Yourself
Dec 13 2022
Finding Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger than Yourself
Guest: Lynne Twist What is fulfillment, and how do we find it and nurture it?  Our guest, Lynne Twist, shares how having a purpose larger than yourself is what leads to deep fulfillment. Lynne says when we get “off our self-centered focus, we open to new possibilities” that reward us. We’re in a time when many societal structures and ways of thinking and being are giving way to something new and as yet unformed, which can leave us feeling uncertain and without direction. In her new book, Finding Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger than Yourself, Lynne explains why it’s so important at this time that we listen deeply to our hearts to find and unfold our larger purpose.  Lynne is a recognized global visionary who has dedicated her life to serving the greater good. She has been an advisor to the Desmond Tutu Foundation and is the recipient of the prestigious “Woman of Distinction” award from the United Nations. She helped found the World Hunger Project and the Pachamama Alliance. She sees the time we’re in now as a rebirthing process for humanity and a grand opportunity to find a new vision and purpose in serving a greater whole.   Lynne and host Deborah Rozman talk about why vision and purpose are essential for personal fulfillment. Their conversation explores the difference between taking a “heart stand” that unifies people rather than a “mind stance” that separates them. Lynne explains how holding a fixed position on issues is what creates judgments and polarization, blocking our ability to see or consider other perspectives. Deborah and Lynne offer hopeful insights and next steps in finding and unfolding a larger purpose. Listening to and following the heart’s inclusive guidance is what will ultimately bring people together, leading to solutions that serve the greater good—and that is love. This episode closes with a heart meditation to energize your purpose and vision. About our guest:For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. Her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights into the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in. Lynne has served as an advisor to the Desmond Tutu Foundation and is the recipient of the prestigious “Woman of Distinction” award from the United Nations. She helped found the World Hunger Project, the Pachamama Alliance, and is the author of the bestselling book The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life. Her latest book, Finding Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger than Yourself tells the story of how serving a larger purpose is an important key to fulfillment.
Amplifying Gratitude
Nov 15 2022
Amplifying Gratitude
Topic: Amplifying GratitudeGuest: Jacqueline Way Gratitude is an amplifier of heart energy and one of the quickest ways to offset stress and lift our mood. With the overwhelming stress so many people are experiencing, gratitude and appreciation count more than ever right now. The greater our capacity for genuine gratitude and appreciation, the deeper the connection to our heart—which is where intuitive guidance, inspiration, and new possibilities emerge. In this episode, Jacqueline Way, founder of 365give (a nonprofit inspired by her discovery of the power of gratitude), joins Deborah Rozman to talk about how to “change the world one give, one day at a time.” An adoptive mother of three, Jacqueline shares her inspiring story about how waking up to the power of gratitude moved her to do a yearlong experiment with her young son to give something back to the world every day for an entire year.  Jacqueline and Deborah discuss how gratitude and appreciation aren’t just nice gestures but powerful emotions that activate the brain’s reward pathways, feel-good hormones, and endorphins that can greatly improve our outlook on life. They share how scientists have been studying the “helper’s high” that comes from giving gratitude. When we do something authentic and meaningful for others, it opens our hearts and provides us with uplift, renewal of spirit, and health benefits. The HeartMath® research lab discovered that when we sincerely feel gratitude or appreciation for family, friends, nature, or the convenient things in life, a profound change occurs in our heart rhythms. They become more synchronized and coherent, which increases mental clarity, resilience, and the well-being needed for discernment and better choices, especially in today’s stressful environment.  Jacqueline and Deborah provide simple suggestions on how each of us can amplify gratitude and appreciation in our own lives to quickly uplift our thoughts, feelings, and outlook. The episode closes with a beautiful heart meditation to amplify gratitude and appreciation and to see new possibilities.  About our guest: Jacqueline Way is a dedicated world changer. Her purpose is to inspire and educate the hearts and minds of people globally to create happy, meaningful lives. She expresses her purpose through 365give, her charitable organization created and inspired by her son with a simple vision to “change the world one give, one day at a time.” She is a world-renowned keynote speaker with one of the most watched TEDx Talks, “How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World.” Every day she is committed to living the highest expression of who she is as a human being through her work and by touching the lives of others.
Become a Heart-Centered Citizen Scientist
Oct 18 2022
Become a Heart-Centered Citizen Scientist
Topic – What it means to be a citizen scientist and how it can help you align with your purpose Guest – Dillon Brooks Many Gen Zers and millennials have lost trust in humanity and hope for the future. Most will tell you they’re stressed much of the time. Driving their stress are feelings of being financially insecure and mentally burned out, fears over climate change, and world unrest.  As a 29-year-old, Dillon Brooks is on a mission to help other millennials and Gen Zers listen to their heart to empower themselves. Dillon, a TikTok channel creator, has established a sizable TikTok community for Gen Zers and millennials called “Citizen Scientists,” and he is on a mission to help others empower themselves.  Dillon and our podcast host, Deborah Rozman, discuss what it means to be a heart-centered citizen scientist and why it is important to step into this role to create the change we desire personally and collectively.  Dillon and Deborah discuss the power of the heart and its ability to transform and lift perception. Dillon believes this is, in part, what the younger population is in search of. Gen Zers and millennials need to connect more deeply to themselves, according to Dillon, and become citizen scientists in all aspects of their lives: diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, mental health, and spiritual growth. He shares his foundational principles for feeling a strong sense of purpose and connectedness to others.  This insightful episode closes with a heart meditation on empowering your intentions and commitments.
The Heart-to-Heart Connection with Your Pet
Sep 20 2022
The Heart-to-Heart Connection with Your Pet
Guest: Dr. Allen Schoen Some of our deepest heart connections are with our pets. Whether it’s a dog, cat, bird, hamster or other animal, the love and care we exchange with our pets is supportive and healing for us and for them. This undeniable energetic heart exchange with our pets is the focus of this podcast episode. Dr. Allen Schoen, our podcast guest, is a pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine and recognized as one of the most influential veterinarians worldwide for introducing an integrative approach to veterinary medicine.  Dr. Schoen and our host, Deborah Rozman, explore this amazing energetic heart connection between people and pets. The therapeutic benefits associated with human-pet bonding aren’t new. In fact, research has shown this powerful bond can help decrease stress, regulate breathing, lower blood pressure, and release oxytocin—a hormone associated with love.  Dr. Schoen’s research exploring the heart-to-heart connection of the human-pet bond suggests that without the healing power of the love of animals that uplifts people’s lives, the world would be an even more stressed-out place. Animal lovers will enjoy hearing about the heart-rhythm synchronization that happens when people send love to their pets. Deborah explains these findings that come out of the HeartMath® Institute.  Dr. Schoen also talks about Trans Species Field Theory: An energetic field created by the thoughts and emotions of humans and animals interacting with each other. This episode will leave you with a deeper appreciation and understanding of how we benefit energetically from the love we share with pets and how this can contribute to a healthier, happier, more conscious and harmonious world.  The episode closes with a heart meditation on how our collective heart energy can help increase understanding and cooperation between humans and our animal friends. About our guest: Dr. Schoen is one of the pioneers of holistic, integrative veterinary medicine. He has been acknowledged by his peers as one of the fifteen most influential veterinarians in North America as well as worldwide for introducing the concept of an integrative approach to veterinary medicine. He’s authored seven books including Complementary & Alternative Veterinary Medicine; Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing; and Kindred Spirits, and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture for his groundbreaking contributions to veterinary acupuncture. His new project C.A.L.M. (Conscious Animal Lovers Movement) is his approach to helping all animal lovers co-create a healthier, happier, more harmonious world.
The Power of Collective Intention
Aug 16 2022
The Power of Collective Intention
Guest: Lynne McTaggart In this episode, award-winning journalist and author Lynne McTaggart and our host, Deborah Rozman, talk about collective intention and Lynne’s research in this area.  At this time in history, there is an amazing opportunity for groups of people to harness the power of collective intention to create sustainable change that can help humanity and our planet.  Currently, society is mired in many outdated paradigms that no longer fit today’s world. As a result, many societal structures are falling apart, polarization between groups and inflamed biases and beliefs have become more extreme, while corruption within governments and organizations is increasingly being exposed.  The power of collective intention is not a new concept, yet we are reminded, through examples that Lynne shares, of how small groups throughout history have created significant change that helped to improve and heal people’s lives.  Lynne shares her transformative results from bringing small groups of people with different beliefs and opposing views together to hear each other more deeply and to focus on an altruistic collective intention they all can agree on.  Based on her research and HeartMath® Institute’s research on collective heart coherence, Deborah and Lynne discuss how the new paradigms needed now for humanity to learn to get along with each other could very well come from small groups empowering a collective altruistic intention. This episode closes with a heart-focused meditation that walks listeners through HeartMath’s Shift and Lift™ Technique. This heart-based practice is being used with groups and teams to facilitate listening more deeply to each other’s hearts. About our guest:  Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond—all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into 30 languages. She’s consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her groundbreaking work with consciousness and the power of intention. Lynne is known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research, her inspirational speaking style, and her uncompromising role as a New Thought leader and spiritual change agent. In 2020, she was singled out with a special Walden Award for being a “Champion of Change.”