Recent Episodes

143 The Bad Widow: How to Live After Loss with Alison Pena

Aug. 10, 2021

Recently, Kim Shea spoke with self-proclaimed Bad Widow, Alison Pena. Her mission is to help people who have suffered loss take their life back and to enlighten those who support those individuals, so they can comfort them w…

142 David Morin & Sam Small: A Clinical Approach to Massage Therapy

Aug. 3, 2021

In this episode of Alternative Health Tools, Kim Shea spoke with David Morin and Sam Small. David Morin has worked as a licensed massage therapist for over 40 years and has helped provide care to Olympic athletes at two Olym…

141 Taking a Short Break

July 27, 2021

Welcome to the Alternative Health Tools podcast. This is John Biethan, Producer and Co-host. Briefly, we wanted to let you know we’re on a one-week break. Some of our team are out enjoying the summer before it goes away, and…

140 Relieving Anxiety with Calm Strips’ Founder, Michael Malkin

July 20, 2021

In this episode, Kim Shea spoke with Michael Malkin. He is the owner of Calm Strips, a product that helps relieve anxiety, reduce stress, and improve focus through sensory stimulation. They discussed what led him to develop …

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Massage Therapy, Injury, Carpal Tunnel, Courses, Clinical

Medical massage therapist David Morin talks about how he has developed clinical courses so that therapists and patients can experience the best care.

Anxiety,Calm Strips,Focus, Sensory Stimulation

Michael Malkin, owner of Calm Strips, talks about how his product helps relieve anxiety and improve focus through sensory stimulation.

About the Hosts

John Biethan

Kimberly Hayes

Chief Blogger at Public Health Alert


Sheila Johnson

Blogger, Life Coach, “Well Sheila” Community

I embarked upon my personal health and wellness journey five years ago. Picture it: an ambitious woman working at a fast-paced tech company, pulling 80-hour work weeks to climb that corporate ladder. I was making a six-figure salary, running a small team, and winning industry awards. On paper, my career looked impressive. Behind-the-scenes, however, was another story.

I was stressed out and burnt out. I barely had time to see my husband, let alone my family and friends. I was working such long shifts that I didn’t prioritize my health. Besides, who feels like hitting the gym after a 12-hour day? What I soon realized, however, is that, if you don’t listen to your body, your body forces you to listen. My immune system began to suffer. I was frequently sick. My stress levels skyrocketed. I had migraines. I started feeling anxious, depressed, and my work performance suffered.

Fast-forward to today. I’ve left the corporate world to start my own business, on my own schedule. I’ve implemented a daily self-care routine that balances my work life with taking care of my mental, emotional, and physical health. I spend time with friends. I go on weekly dates with my husband. I take yoga classes, practice meditation, and hit the gym. I’m looking, feeling, and working better than I have in years. I’ve seen so much personal success with my health and wellness routine that I wanted to share it with others. By creating this website, I hope that sharing my story will help you, too.

Big hugs,


Raejan Noh

Content Writer

From my earliest days, I have adored stories. As I’ve sought to serve others throughout my life, I’ve witnessed firsthand how fictional and real-life stories shape our society, reframe one’s circumstances, and call an individual’s heart to heroism in a world desperate for heroes.

We all have a story to tell. My desire is to use my strengths in writing and editing to ensure that everyone’s “next chapter” is better than the one before.

When I’m not writing a new story, cooking a homemade recipe, spending time with others, or going on an adventure, I'm curled up with a hot cup of tea and a good book.

Emma Grace Brown


My Life. My Rules. Emma Grace Brown.