Ernie Boxall is Balanced and Relaxed

Ernie is one of the first people I interviewed. He called in from the UK to join the show and it was allot of fun talking to a practical zen person. Ernie played soccer and rugby he was when younger. The sports damaged his joints yet one day a chance wrong turn promted him to try something new.

This show is all about quality of life, how to keep moving into old age, and how relax and be balanced.

Ernie Boxall Ti Chi

Eager to be Healthy – Crystal Collins – Want to be Vegan

Crystal Collins is today’s guest on Eager to be Healthy.  We talk about juicing, veganism, and raising healthy kids in a divided home. 

Crystal Collins

Crystal Collins

What do you do to improve the health and happiness of others?
I encourage people to get healthier through one-on-one sessions, public speaking, and through my website and online presence. I’ve written several ebooks on the topic of healthier living, with a huge focus on green juicing. I encourage people to make small steps each week to change their health, because it’s not always about being extreme or obsessed with every little thing that we eat or do. It’s about the daily choice to do small things that add up to a huge difference.
Do you have a story or an adventure from becoming healthy?
Through simple diet changes into eating healthier foods and staying active, I dropped from a size 16 down to s size 4. I didn’t do an extreme diet or hardcore fitness regimen to change my life, and the simple eating and activity has made all the difference in keeping the weight off and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
What are your interests and hobbies outside of wellness?
I’m a huge music and drama geek. I enjoy playing my guitar and singing. Aside from when I’m able to change someone’s health for the better, I never feel more fulfilled than when I’m on stage pouring out my heart in song. I most recently starred as Fiona in Shrek the Musical at the Rockmart Arts Center Theater.
What topics on the subject of improving health and increasing happiness can you talk about?
I can talk about fitness, healthier eating, juicing, smoothies, healthy beauty and skin care products, green home products, and raw clean eating.
Do you have products or services you wish to promote? If so what are they?
Sure! I’d love to promote my 21 day juicing challenge.
Why do you feel your happy?
I’m happy because I live a whole health lifestyle. Toxins are everywhere: in food, in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and in the people that we allow into our lives. Removing the toxins is empowering and opens our minds to a higher level of thinking and mental health. When we are healthy with the foods we put into our bodies, with our physical fitness, and surround ourselves with beautiful people then we find a deeper level of joy and happiness.

Eager to be Healthy – Billy Ruggles – Link and Landmark

I met Billy Ruggles early in my transformation.   Mr Ruggles has his own health story. While living in MA he trained at Ludlow’s Team Link.

Bill is the one responsible for introducing me to Landmark Education  opening my mind to creating a new reality.  

My friendship with Billy has helped me grow allot.

I am blessed that he is my friend. 

Please enjoy the interview. 

And as always if you like the show please rate us on iTunes.

Billy Ruggles

Hawaiian Billy Ruggles


Eager to be Healthy – Robert Jones – Single Dad Dairies

Adversity is one of life best teaching skills.  Robert Jones had plenty dealing with his divorce, battling for custody of his son, and just raising a good man.

We talk about how he survived the process, how seeking help helped him, what values he wants to give his son, and how to cook for a small family. 

Robert Jones and his son

Robert Jones and his son

Is stevia an artificial sweetener?

Stevia is it good for you?

Stevia is it good for you?

I was asked today if I consider stevia an artificial sweetener.

This is my answer:

Yes stevia is a natural plant extract and since it occurs by normal definitions it is technically natural.


No stevia adds sweetness without calories the human body and this is abnormal for humans. So it is not natural. More importantly most stevia is flavoured to taste sugar like and therefore not pure stevia. 


The human body uses sweetness as the primary way to judge how much sugar is really in our food. 

Insulin is produced and released in to the blood stream based on this judgement and artificial sweeteners muck with the works.

If it produces to little your blood sugar spikes and you can experience diabetic complications like nerve damage.

If it produces to much your covert more of the sugar in your body as fat then normal, crashing your blood sugar,  prompting you to be hungry sooner.


Many people fixate on the toxicity of artificial sweeteners.

I think this complicates things and the answer is really much simpler.

When I work with someone I want to retrain their body to have a more normal insulin response to food while reducing the highs and lows.

The goal is to retraining your body to more perfectly respond to carbohydrate and sugars.


These sweeteners lie to our body. 

I recommend weaning off them as much as possible.

Since non-caloric sweeteners trick the body into thinking our food contains more sugar and calories.

This also will make your taste buds more sensitive real flavors. 


I have 3 goals when it comes to sweeteners.

1. To recalibrate you sweetness bias down so you will prefer your food less sweet.

2. To educate you body on how to better calibrate its response to starches, non caloric sweeteners, confuse that mechanism.

3. To encourage smart indulging of unrefined sweeteners. As the minerals removed from our sweeteners key to properly metabolizing it.


If you feel you still want to use stevia consider learning how to make your own.

Eager to be Healthy – Jenny Drescher – Fear, Faith and Improv

What can improv teach us about transcending fear?

What can improv teach us about faith?

What personal freedom does knowing improv give us?

How does that personal freedom lead to happiness?

And as always where there is happiness health can be found.

Meet my friend Jenny Drescher she teaches improv as way to discover more personal choice.

Check out her website here:

bridge to choice

bridge to choice

Eager to be Healthy 06 Rachel Martin of Finding Joy

This episode’s guest is Rachel Martin.  She runs a website called and is the cohost of the Amplify Podcast. The reason I invited her on the show she is all about finding joy and happiness and she is a mom. 

She is active in advocating for the health needs of her children. Something my own mom did for me.

We talk about what happiness and joy means to her, living with intention, and how do deal with children with glutten sensitivities.

 You will also learn a little about my childhood too. 

I am very grateful to have Rachel on my podcast.

Please rate this episode on  Itunes  with five stars so we can reach and help more people. 

Rachel Martin, is the writer behind the site, is a partner of, is a cohost of the Amplify Podcast and a featured writer for The Huffington Post.  Over the past several years Rachel has built a site with millions of visitors, that boasts a robust Facebook community, and has created a successful ebook campaign resulting in her first book being published in the spring of 2015. Her articles have been featured in The Huffington Post, Star Tribune, PopSugar, iVillage, SheKnows,, WhattoExpect, Dr. Greene, Blogher, The Salt Lake City Deseret, National Foundation for Celiac Disease, and more. In it all Rachel believes in living each day intentionally and loves working with others to help cultivate vision and create action steps for the future. 


Rachel Martin

Finding Joy


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Eager to be Healthy Podcast 05 Kari Harris Raw Chocolate

This is one of the first interviews that I recorded. So please forgive the sound and my stuttering.

Kari Harris is a Detoxification Specialist.  We talk how she turned her life around, how to make vegan raw cheesecake, raw chocolate fondue, and her huge garden



What do you do to improve the health and happiness of others?
  I am a Detoxification Specialist. I offer workshops, and work one on one with clients to detoxify and restore health to the body. This action alone ripples out effecting the physical, emotional, mental andetheric bodies. Changing your food can literally change your life, and the planet…My custom detoxification protocols specifically address happiness, as it is an important part of healing. I encourage people to spend time outside everyday, reduce the stresses in their life, actively release what no longer serves them and reprogram themselves with healthy new ways of being. Ways of being that create happiness and positive charge that literally make us a magnet for healing and manifesting.

YES! Being happy, healthy and empowered is possible!

Do you have a story or an adventure from becoming healthy?
  Yes! I have had chronic endocrine problems for 20 years. I became more bloated, inflamed andlymphatically stagnant by the day. I tried doctors,endocrinologists, dermatologists,naturopaths, herbalists, acupuncture, a medical intuitive, and many other modalities, but was not able to find anything that seemed to help my body regulate itself.I was given lots of pharmaceuticals and hormones. Sometimes they would help me temporarily, other times they did not. I didn’t see the point in continuing them as most had unpleasant side effects of some sort. It seemed that nothing was curative…

I truly believed that something existing that could cure me, despite not having a diagnosis with a name… I learned about iridology, detoxification, yoga and herbal medicine. For me, these were the keys to unlocking the mysteries of my body. They did not require a diagnosis, or chemistry outside of what is provided by nature. I became empowered to create change in my body, and from that spark the charge began to build.

What are your interests and hobbies outside of wellness?
  Although I truly can’t call this spending time outside of wellness – I spend alot of time in the gardens we have created here at my home. When I was sick, my husband built me a garden. I started to grow juicing veggies and salad greens. We live on 5 acres, and slowly our edibles expanded outward from the house. We now grow several kinds of strawberries, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, huckleberries, honeyberries, elderberries, apples, pears, asian pears, cherries and an herb garden.
What topics on the subject of improving health and increasing happiness can you talk about?
  Raw chocolatecontains anandamide, the bliss chemical… and PEA, the LOVE molecule! It has the power to make us healthy, and happy!How growing your own food cultivates happiness!
Do you have products or services you wish to promote? If so what are they?
  I offer the following SERVICES:* DETOXIFICATION SPECIALIST & HEALTH COACH: Individual detoxification consulting and health coaching with custom protocol development. A plan designed specifically for you, your life and your body!

I also help people to reduce or eliminate their dependency on pharmaceutical medicine.

* Classes, Public Speaking, Workshops & Retreats: Detoxification, Herbal Medicine, Raw Chocolate, Juicing & Raw Foods, Yoga, YogaSwing, Yoga Nidra, Vibrational Medicine.

* Iridology.

* Doggie Detox. Yes, sometimes our best friends can get congested lymphatically too…

* Custom medicine crafting.

Why do you feel your happy?
  Because I have chosen a path of helping people, and that brings me JOY!

Eager to be Healthy Podcast – Leu speaks

Lou Yuknavich got sick working from home.

His home was a victim to Cape Cods weather was overwhelmed with toxic mold. 

Listen to the story of his recovery and how getting sick allowed him to reengineer his life. 

PS. This interview is goofer then the last ones I had much more fun. 


Superbowl wisdom Patriots vs Seahawks

It happens every year. It game so big it bring sport fans and non-fans together. It the biggest advertizing night of the year. It is the Superbowl. 

Sports has a huge effect on culture. It is a distraction from our stressful life. It unites friends and prompts conversation. It is a powerful battle of will and skill for the the win.

And it can be an excuse to let go forget your intention to be healthy.

Right now I got one or two clients at a party taking an a health vacation while watching the game with his friends.

For the record I am a huge fan of indulging. I think it is important for your happiness and more time to socialize with your friends.

I ask that you are self-aware how your sport rituals change your behaviour.

Enjoy tonight game. It is tied at halftime.

Go Patriots


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