Filling your life with hope and your glass with wine
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During season 3, Kirsten and Dannielle Bryan, of Shamanic Twist, are talking about time. This episode explores surprising outcomes of scientific studies on past behavior predicting future behavior. And how does the non-linear time of the energetic world affect both our perception of the past and how our future looks. Kirsten pairs this discussion with a wine scandal in the mid-80s where Austria's wine industry looked wiped out. She highlights a Grüner Veltliner, one of Austria's most famous grapes, and now (spoiler alert) available at a store near you.
Hugl Grüner Veltliner
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Our host, Kirsten Fox, and Dannielle Bryan, of www.ShamanicTwist.com, discuss studies and methods of accessing flow, where time seems to be irrelevant during intense concentration. Discover a tool that Dannielle overviews to help you get into flow purposefully rather than accidentally. Kirsten pairs a California sparkling wine to the discussion, explaining the wine's connection to time as it is created.
Dannielle's website is: www.ShamanicTwist.com
Listen here to 2:5 Wines & Wonders
Discover how a certified financial planner, Kathleen Barlow, helps her clients make one change to their lives that can have a lasting positive impact on their financial stories. Kirsten explains how the exercise helped her switch her thinking, which in turn helped Kirsten to dramatically increase her wealth potential. After the financial discussion, Kirsten pairs this episode to an Australian Chardonnay from the West Coast wine area called Margaret River. Learn how a wine lover changed One Thing that made the area perfect to grow wine grapes.
Kathleen's website: https://www.raymondjames.com/olympusadvisors/our-team/bio?_=Kathleen.Barlow
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Money energy expert, Carolynn Bottino, author of The Land of Plenty: A soulpreneur's guide to finding joy, possibility and abundance through money empowerment, joins Kirsten to talk about how the Covid-19 situation may have affected your relationship with money. She provides useful tools to discover hope and growth about your money energy. Then, Kirsten pairs this episode to a family that produces wines, The Hope Family. She selects two of their wines, which happen to be two of Kirsten's favorite house wines, to entice you to try at your house.
Carolynn's website: https://moneyempowermentproject.com/
Listen here to 2:3 Wines & Wonders
Join Kirsten as she talks with Katie Mullaly, writer of the popular, "Land of Children's Books." As a 32-year resident of Park City, Utah, Katie has worked as a ski instructor, mountain bike coach, gourmet food store manager, writer, graphic designer, geology assistant, public affairs official, and emergency manager. All of which have led her to her dream job – making a difference in the lives of not just children, but for all those who read her books.
Kirsten and Katie do a deep dive into the Land of Now, a place where you stop worrying about the past or the future and focus on enjoying your current world.
Then Kirsten pairs the land of Now to a biodynamic wine made by the Benziger Family in California.
Learn more about Katie, her amazing illustrator Toby Allen, and their books, at
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Join Kirsten Fox, executive sommelier, as she talks again with Dannielle Bryan, a shaman, www.shamanictwist.com, this time about how sound and music can alter our state of being. Dannielle shares some of her best resources for finding sounds to heal and uplift us, like www.TomKenyon.com and www.TobyChristensen.com and even simply searching YouTube for "432 hertz." Then Kirsten highlights musicians who own or are involved in wineries. Finally, Kirsten pairs the discussion of sounds to a series of wines called, Uncaged, courtesy of Zac Brown, lead of the www.ZacBrownBand.com Join these ladies as they talk sound, music and wine, some of the most healing topics on earth. Listen here...
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Are you wondering how you can minimize your fears around the Coronavirus outbreak? What are some simple ways to gain some perspective as the world focuses on the situation? When you see things on TV or read things online or in the papers, how do you take in the information and yet not worry 24/7 about the whole thing?
Kirsten Fox interviews Dannielle Bryan, of www.shaminictwist.com, who presents a few ways to help yourself be calmer and more present as we are faced each day with increasing numbers of coronavirus victims. If you remember the saying from elementary school about fire, “Stop, drop and roll,” you’re already on your way to discovering new tools for yourself.
After Dannielle gives you great information to help you be as peaceful as possible when bad news is swirling around you, Kirsten shares about an epidemic in the mid-1800’s that almost wiped out the world’s vineyards. She explains how they were saved and highlights an area of the world that the epidemic never reached: Chile. You will hear about an awesome wine from Chile, Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon, that she pairs to the Coronavirus. And listen for how a $20 bottle can drink like an $80 Napa Cab!
Listen here to 1:6 Wines & Wonders
(Taped before the Covid19 virus hit Utah.)
Join Kirsten as she launches a new business. She doesn't see the volume of orders that she projected, even after being written up in Forbes magazine. When asked about how the new project is going, her story is the truth, but it is heavy.
Once she realizes that she is personally affecting how the company is perceived by way of her words, she changes how she speaks to people about it, moving into a more uplifting interpretation. Things start changing for the better.
She then pairs the change to a Spanish Tempranillo. Tempranillo is a grape that can thrive in hot regions, and all of the world's vineyards are facing climate change. Discover how smart wineries are adapting and learn more about a grape we'll be seeing more often.
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Kirsten's mom, Sandy, who has early onset dementia, heads to Utah to live at Kirsten's house. As Sandy begins her decline to death, Kirsten's sisters come to say their farewells. A kind neighbor offers to play the harp while the family sits near.
While sitting in the room listening to the music, it appears that Kirsten's bed-bound mom is at a cocktail party with angels, laughing and appearing to shake hands with people above her bed. Sandy can no longer speak full words, but her inflections and intonations sound like she's happy. Suddenly Sandy, turns to look at one of Kirsten's sisters, and she asks an important question, in perfect English.
Kirsten pairs this story with a fabulous Prosecco from Italy. Tune in to hear why this white, bubbly wine is the perfect one for the miraculous question.
Listen here to 1:4 Wines & Wonders
Kirsten starts a new company and is immediately in a competition with another wine education company for a large client. She has put lots of money into the new company and needs this client.
She doesn't get the client and has to find a job to earn money for her family. Lots has to change, including her doctor when she gets a job that offers new health insurance. She shares how the failure to win the client saves her life.
Her pairing with this is a Champagne from one of the most famous Champagne houses in France. And she clarifies that she hasn't chosen Champagne for the bubbles to celebrate her life being saved... it is a choice based on some French monks failures to compete with their brethren in a different French region.
Are you looking for some hope and inspiration for your day? Co-hosts Kirsten Fox, executive sommelier, and Dannielle Bryan, shamanic healer, and their guests share powerful, true, inspiring stories, which Kirsten then pairs to a wine. Filling your life with hope and your glass with wine.