Serenity Now Radio Show2019-05-23T19:04:37+00:00

Ep 21: Rising above bullying & mental health challenges to lift others – Michelle Simmon’s Story

Michelle Simmons is a Mental Health Advocate, blogger, and women’s support group leader. She shared her story of being bullied as a child and her experience with anxiety, post-partum depression and multiple suicide attempts. In April of 2018, she made some big life changes that have positively impacted her mental health. We talked about ways we show ourselves love and support and hope that everyone listening will prioritize self-care as well.

To learn more about Michelle and her women’s support group […]

February 20th, 2019|

Ep 20: Autism After 18, Charity Spotlight – Unlocking Life’s Potential for Adults with Autism

I learned about Autism After 18, this month’s charity spotlight, through a local networking group, Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC). Brett Metcalf discussed BLOC and then Margaret Neelson, a chairperson from Autism After 18, explained their mission of unlocking life’s potential for adults with autism. Her son has autism and she had a vision of creating a support network where he could make friends and learn life skills. That vision has certainly come to fruition over the past few years […]

February 12th, 2019|

Ep 18: Integrative Nutrition & Behavior Change with Stephanie “SteFunny” McPherson

Stephanie McPherson is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Behaviors and Motivators High Performance Life Coach and Creator and Host of the Cooking Show, De Fa Rekin Licious. She was definitely one of my most animated guests to date and there were points in this interview where the WSIC sound expert couldn’t help but laugh along with us. We discussed the importance of mindset and focusing on your “why” so healthy lifestyle changes stick.

To learn more about Stephanie, visit 

January 30th, 2019|

Ep 17: Power through life transitions with counseling

Camille Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Coach with a private practice, Full Journey Counseling & Wellness, located in Davidson, NC. She shared how her own mental health struggles led her to pursue a career counseling. We discussed trends she sees in clients who have experienced trauma or who are going through life transitions in addition to reasons why people are afraid to seek counseling.

To learn more about Camille, visit www.fulljourney.org and to […]

January 23rd, 2019|

Ep 16: Turning tragedy into purpose – HD Life Foundation, Charity Spotlight

This week I spotlighted a local non-profit, The HD Life Foundation. I interviewed Debbie Dalton, who has experienced incredible tragedy. Her son, Hunter Dalton shockingly overdosed from recreational drugs laced with illicit fentanyl in 2016. She has since turned pain into purpose and now educates others about the dangers of recreational drug use through the HD Life Foundation.

To learn more about The HD Life Foundation, visit thehdlife.org/. Debbie is available for group presentations of any […]

January 17th, 2019|

Ep 15: Want to keep your New Year’s Resolutions? Find your “why”

Rob Bennett owns and operates a few lake related businesses and is beginning a journey in empowerment speaking and mentoring with his new company, Disputelogic based out of Davidson, North Carolina.

We discussed New Year’s resolutions, vision boards, meditation, gratitude and the importance of determining your “why” of what drives you in life.

To learn more about Rob and his endeavors visit www.facebook.com/disputelogic.

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January 8th, 2019|

Ep 14: Integrative Medicine, A Mind-Body-Spirit Approach to Health

Dr. Russell Greenfield is the Medical Director of Novant Health’s Integrative Medicine Clinic. He shared how integrative medicine has impacted him personally and explained this mind-body-spirit approach to health. Integrative medicine combines conventional western medicine with nutrition counseling, physical activity recommendations, mindfulness practices, and other complementary therapies like massage, traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi, acupuncture, and yoga therapy.

If you are currently undergoing or have recently completed cancer treatment, call 704-316-5222 or visit www.novanthealth.org/integrativemedicine for more information […]

January 2nd, 2019|

Ep 13: Overcoming loss and getting “unstuck” in life

Dr. Damon Silas is a Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotist, Wellness Coach, Author and Speaker based out of Cornelius, North Carolina. He shared his story of pursuing psychology after being impacted by the loss of his sister from homicide. We discussed current trends in trauma treatment, including movement towards natural interventions and mind-body connection. I share how CBD Oil (Hemp Oil) helped me wean off pharmaceuticals and Dr. Silas shares a bit about tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). We also discuss how meditation, […]

December 29th, 2018|

Ep 12: Unleash your best life and move past mental blocks

Chris Villani is a Performance Strategist and Owner of Performance Coaching Unleashed based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. He specializes in working with athletes and business leaders. Listen in for Chris’ take on life, failures, goal setting and how to move past common mental blocks.

Learn more about Chris at www.performancecoachingunleashed.com/ or his LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/chrisvillani/. You are also welcome to email him at info@chrisvillani.com or call 704-574-9443.

December 15th, 2018|

Ep 11: Life After Divorce – Rebuild, Reinvent & Reemerge

Hilary Porta is a Life Architect, Mindset Ninja, Disrupter, and CEO of H Porta Coaching & Consulting based out of Mooresville, North Carolina. While she coaches many high-level executives and entrepreneurs, her passion is helping women “rebuild, reinvent & reemerge” after divorce. I shared a bit about my two divorces and we discussed the importance of finding yourself outside of the identity of a relationship.

Learn more about Hilary at www.HPorta.com, email her at hilary@hporta.com, or […]

December 12th, 2018|

Ep 10: Charity Spotlight – Little Smiles

Margi Kyle is the North Carolina founder for Little Smiles, a local non-profit that gives kids the chance to be kids during difficult times. Nurses and social workers submit wish fulfillment and other requests to Little Smiles on behalf of kids in their care. Wishes come in all sizes, but Little Smiles never turns down a request, and at least 93% of funds donated are used for granting wishes to local children and their families. Visit 

December 4th, 2018|

Ep 9: Are stress and perfectionism impacting your health?

Christine Williams is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Transformational Health & Life Coach, and Owner of Shine Wellness in Concord, North Carolina. We touched on the hormonal impact of stress and discussed how any lifestyle change requires a mindset shift. Perfectionism is one of mind games we play with ourselves but it does little to propel us towards positive change. Listen in for some self-care tips and then visit shine-wellness.com/ or call 704-634-8128 to learn more. […]

November 26th, 2018|