Dec 20, 2022


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A Little Bit Culty

Parent Traps: Diane Dierks & Dr. Rick Voyles on Co-Parenting Dilemmas

If conflict resolution were easy, North and South Korea would no longer be at war, Princes Harry and William would be enjoying tea time together, and videos of irate plane passengers losing their God damn marbles would no longer fill our TikTok feeds. But we all know that resolving or letting go of hot blooded arguments is no easy task. Enter licensed marriage and family therapist Diane Dierks with Dr. Rick Voyles, the CEO of the Center of Dispute Solutions, and their fabulously insightful podcast “Co-Parent Dilemmas,” which aims to provide practical solutions to families struggling with co-parenting.

We’re lucky to have these two experienced smarties on the show with us to discuss a specific and controversial topic: what some refer to as “the alienating parent,” which relates heavily to one of our favorite topics on this show (although least favorite things in like, “real life”), the cult of one. Now, the National Center for State Courts defines parental alienation as “a strategy whereby one parent intentionally displays to the child unjustified negativity aimed at the other parent.” But why has the term brought up some of that good ol’ conflict we mentioned amongst clinicians today, dividing those who use the term and those who refuse to? And what effects does it have on the children themselves? Tune in and learn with us…or we’re going to have our own conflict to resolve!

Episode available since December 19, 2022

Herbal Radio

Hawthorn & Bilberry Apple Cider Reduction Syrup | Featuring jim mcdonald

Learn how to make a delicious and healthful apple cider reduction syrup using hawthorn and bilberry with jim mcdonald! This episode is the audio recording from a video jim filmed with us earlier this year. Listen in as jim gives us step-by-step instructions on how to make this wellness-supporting herbal treat as well as how to use it and tips for storage.

Watch jim making bilberry & hawthorn berry syrup on our YouTube channel. Reference jim’s recipe on our blog.

In 1994, jim mcdonald's life changed when he drank tea from a wild plant he harvested from the land he lived upon. Since those first sips of strange tea, his life in the woods and meadows of southeast michigan has been centered on the plants & ecosystems of that land, and how he might share their virtues to restore wellness with those around him. jim's approach to herbcraft is deeply rooted in the land he lives upon, and blends traditional european folk influences with 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism, which he conveys with story, experience, humour, common sense and lore to students, clients, random passersby and readers of his websites & He's taught classes throughout north america and is currently (still) alternately writing “Foundational Herbcraft” and the “A Great Lakes Herbal”, in addition to articles for journals and other publications. jimis a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft… the plants themselves.

Learn more about jim and his educational opportunities by clicking here.

Episode available since Dec 16, 2022

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

Red Flags in Social Media and Relationships

Our Guest's ex came on so strong and in a way that showed her love and attention unlike any she had seen before. As things between the couple began to deteriorate, our Guest received a message from another person who was having an affair with our Guest's partner. Turns out their partner had a long history of narcissistic behavior and cheating in relationships. Listen to this episode and find out some big red flags when the person is addicted to social media, and what our Guest did to get out of such a toxic relationship.

Episode available since December 15, 2022

It's Me, Dr. Z

Session 15: Cult Mentality. A Look Into the Coercive Control of NXIVM with Special Guest Sarah Edmondson

In today’s episode we sit down with actor, podcaster, author, and former NXIVM member Sarah Edmondson as she opens up about her personal experiences inside the NXIVM cult. We take a close look at the coercive control tactics used by NXIVM leaders and discuss how Sarah was able to escape and begin her healing journey. Sarah's journey can be seen in the current HBO documentary series, The Vow.

Episode available since December 12th, 2022

Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Lunatic Mondays ~ Laura Tempest Zakroff ~ Author

Why should Fridays have all the fun?

Go crazy on Mondays with Laura González on 'Lunatic Mondays'..... Anything can happen!!!

On this episode author, Laura Tempest Zadroff will be chatting with Laura Gonz├ílez about her book “Visual Alchemy”

Mon, December 26, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Desperate House Witches

The Big Book of Candle Magic - Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith - owner of Coventry Creations - joins me to discuss her book, "The Big Book of Candle Magic".

From the Coventry Creations website:

"The definitive guide to candle magic, written by a leading authority with over 30 years of experience making magical candles and creating candle spells.

Author Jacki Smith, founder of Coventry Creations (currently among the largest and most successful magical supply companies), shares her magical secrets with readers, enabling them to empower themselves through successful spell casting. Her book explains the nature of magic spells and provides examples for a wide variety of purposes including love, money, healing, and protection, liberally punctuated with tips from ""Aunt Jacki,"" deriving from her many years of experience.

Jacki Smith has been a crafter of magical products since 1992 and an initiated Witch since 1988. The current trend in magical candles can be traced in part to the groundbreaking products that she developed over 15 years ago through her company, Coventry Creations, which makes magically charged candles that are sold around the world. Jacki's Blessed Herbal Candles are a staple throughout many spiritual communities and are quickly becoming commonplace in mainstream America. She is also the author of Coventry Magic.

To purchase The Big Book of Candle Magic, please visit:

Wed, December 21, 2022 04:30 pm [Eastern]


After 3 difficult years, everything changes in 2023 when Jupiter moves into Taurus, Saturn moves into Pisces, and Pluto moves out of Capricorn (where he has been since 2008) and into Aquarius.

Join astrologer Storm Cestavani (his first interview in 6 years!) and I as we discuss the cosmos, how to work with it magically, and how to align yourself with the planets, so that they work for you. With all these planetary changes, you can plant the seeds to get lasting results in your life -- once and for all!

You can find out more about Storm, his services and products, by visiting his website:

Fri, December 23, 2022 06:00 pm [Eastern]

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