Your Practical Magic

Meet Your Hosts

July 9, 2020

NOREEN O’DONNELL

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Reach me at yourwholiness.com

I’m passionate about helping people recognize and reunite with their spiritual selves. In my personal and professional experience, integrating our Human with our Being creates a powerful clarity that fills our lives with passion and purpose — plus a great deal of love, joy and laughter! As a smart lady once said, “I’ll have what she’s having!” 

After 20+ years in television production and marketing — one of the many fast-paced, high-pressure environments in Corporate America — a particularly rattling assignment left

me exhausted, empty and questioning where I was spending the bulk of my energy. I decided to align my actions with my passions into a new career. Since then, I’ve completed multiple trainings, including EFT practitioner, Dr. Sue Morter Energy Codes Facilitator, Robert Peng Qi Gong Master, Martha Beck Wayfinder Coach, and certification as a Donna Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner. I’ve also had the honor of studying with the esteemed, brilliant Jean Houston and Embodiment Yoga Master Ronit Singer.

Whether it’s in my private sessions or workshops, live events or our new exciting endeavor, the Your Practical Magic podcast, I want to guide you in connecting: to a new teacher or technique, to your people, to your deep guidance, to whatever’s in your heart, waiting to be borne. 

I express my Practical Magic by blending my Brooklyn born-n-bred honesty with my practice of Presence, Integrity and Compassion for myself and all — as often as possible.

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 GENNIFER BIRNBACH

 

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 Reach me at ReikiGenergy.com @genniferwithag.inc 

I’m a Reiki Master, a Positive Psychology enthusiast and a comedy nerd who helps others see the glass as half full.

I’m a natural-born optimist who enjoys discovering the many ways people can be happy. As someone who is fascinated by personality traits, horoscopes, work styles and temperaments, I’ve taken every kind of class from the Corporate “Working with Difficult People” to more "woo woo" programs like “Release Yourself from Family Karma.” 

I’ve spent most of my career in television where I shape-shifted into various roles from publicist (launching TV Land in 1996) to copywriter (transitioning The Nashville Network into SpikeTV) to marketing and branding. I found that no matter what role I was in, my healing energy was a soft skill that my managers and my co-workers found incredibly valuable.

Most recently, I’ve chosen to break out on my own with two businesses. One is Gennifer with a G, inc (marketing and communications services). My other is Reiki Genergy (upbeat, healing services and communication).  @genniferwithag.inc  ReikiGenergy.com

For me, their commonality is “the power of words” meets “the energy you share out.”Some other interesting facts: I was once hired as a bouncer at a bar in Kansas, I’ve never seen “Jaws” and my family pulled over and witnessed the well-documented U.F.O. in Westchester, NY 1984.

 

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PAST CO-HOSTS

EJ BOYCE

 

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I’m an expat kid who, by the age of 12 had traveled to over 30 countries. Talk about life lessons! I learned at a young age to look at the world beyond the one I knew: to explore, listen and observe. These qualities are at the core of my approach to life and my career.

For the past 20 years, I  worked as a creative strategist in the media world. with a host of brands and their partners to tell their stories for linear, digital and social platforms. In the last few years, I have been making the switch to marry my passion for community, mindfulness and telling stories by creating Your Practical Magic podcast, mindfulness workshops and live events. 

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On the horizon, I'm developing a product that helps to inspire women to live, breath and be happy. More on that as it develops…

A longtime yoga practitioner,  the last five years I have added mindfulness, Core Energetics and NIA to my disciplines. On the personal front, I live in downtown Manhattan with my husband and 1 child – my eldest son is off to college. 

I feed my Practical Magic when I’m meditating on my roof, riding my bike along the Hudson and taking a NIA movement class.

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KATHY BRACKETT

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I’m an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner who’s bridging the gap between traditional allopathic medicine and a natural, energy-based comprehensive approach. 

An extremely painful neck injury was my introduction to the energy aspect of our being. While at a physical therapy session, I suddenly felt energy swirling around my chest. I was fascinated and compelled to learn more. Even after 28 years as a nurse, (ICU/CCU, school nursing & homecare/ hospice), I hadn’t experienced anything quite like that. 

I devoured Donna Eden’s book Energy Medicine and embarked on her four- year certification course, after becoming a Reiki Master.  The thrill of seeing my clients sail out of a private session never gets old! But what I really love about the modalities I use is that my clients leave with a set of tools to support their own well-being, whether they’re processing emotional or physical pain, decreasing stress, or balancing their energies before and after surgery to decrease pain and promote faster healing.

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I love to integrate body, mind, emotional and spiritual balance to enable us to live each day with grace and joy. 

My intent is to inspire you through energy experiences and education so you can feel vital and healthy.  Integrating energy techniques daily enables me to balance my life and private Practice. I love doing energy sessions on the phone, in person or online Classes. I’m presently being certified in the Emotion Code also. Our lives may be crazy and stressful, but we can still learn to find love, peace, inner strength, vitality and fun!

I integrate my Practical Magic using energy techniques daily & throughout my day as needed as I travel between Florida and CT. We keep a busy schedule visiting family, our two sons, their spouses and great friends,as well as hosting them on our coastal retreats. You’ll find my husband and I out boating, hiking or listening to music at concerts, festivals or music cruises. You can reach me at: EnergywithKathy@gmail.com or https://energyconnectionswithkathy.com/

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DEBBIE CHALIFOUX

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I first entered the holistic world to find solutions for my sons, who were suffering from severe food and environmental allergies. Their pain was having such a negative impact on our entire family that I was ready to try anything! A detoxification and dietary program not only resolved my sons’ conditions, and my search also showed me my true passion: to help people heal in a natural, supportive and nurturing environment. 

As a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, I’ve worked within the school system as well as private practice to help children and young adults overcome communication challenges. My healing path has been to provide an

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added dimension to traditional medicine solutions. As an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, I bring many modalities to my clients. I also use Reiki, EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique), and Emotion Code and Body Code techniques, as well as aromatherapy, flower essences, and nutritional counseling in my sessions to support my clients.

Beyond sessions, I love teaching and empowering my students through energy medicine and energy psychology. While my sons were my introduction to holistic healing, I’ve since worked with both loved ones and clients coping with depression, anxiety & stress-related symptoms, digestive issues, hormone imbalances and women’s issues, autoimmune diseases, pain management, ADD/ADHD and ASD, and supportive care for cancer and heart issues.

I experience my Practical Magic when I am with my soul sisters (and brothers!), sharing our thoughts and feelings, contemplating, exchanging ideas... pretty much what we do here on the Your Practical Magic podcast! You can reach me through https://www.innersource.net/em/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=viewlink&link_id=860&Itemid=1051

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