How to Raise Resilience and Reduce Compassion Fatigue

January 12, 2018

Aired Friday, 12 January 2018, 7:00 PM ET 

How to Raise Resilience and Reduce Compassion Fatigue

In this fun, informative and free-wheeling chat, Sharon Sayler and Charmaine Hammond, Certified Speaking Professional, bestselling author ( 5 books & featured in 6 others) and with a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management, shares with us great tips and techniques for building resilience and reducing compassion fatigue including:

~ What are resilience, grit, and willpower?
~ How humor, laughter play into healing
~ How to reframe situations and change your language for success
~ Why you want to set realistic goals and why to-do-lists add to your stress
~ Plus so much more including tips for removing the emotion(s) around whatever is keeping you stuck…

Charmaine Hammond has been in the business of transforming lives, building sustainable collaborations, and helping businesses succeed for more than 25 years. She is committed to helping businesses and corporations form sustainable collaborations within their own companies and across departments, as well as with community organizations and stakeholders and now helps people and organizations build resilience and reduce compassion fatigue in the workplace. Learn more at and and list to our interview Friday, January 12th at 7 PM ET at:

Can Energy Help You Heal?

January 5, 2018

Aired Friday, 5 January 2018, 7:00 PM ET 

Can Energy Help You Heal?

This week’s guest on The Autoimmune Hour is Richard Gordon, considered a pioneer in the field of energy medicine, with over 40 years of experience and founder of Quantum-Touch.

Since founding the Quantum-Touch Organization more than 18 years ago, Gordon has been showing people the remarkable power of hands-on healing. In his first international bestseller ‘Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal,’ he chronicles the way that energy follows thought to impact a variety of health disruptions. In this episode, Richard will answer:

• Is it possible to create self-healing?
• When “Get angry!” might be excellent healing advice.
• Simple ways to discover your internal sources of self-esteem and self-love and why that’s important
• The emotional causes of illness and health disruptions
• How to raise your vibration,

Plus, he will share easy-to-learn, simple experiments that anyone could do by following the directions in his newest book ‘The Secret Nature of Matter.’

Richard Gordon’s journey as a healer began as a skeptic, but experiences with the incontrovertible healings of himself and others at the hands of the remarkable healer Bob Rasmussen opened the way for Gordon to immerse himself in hands-on healing and pave the way for what would become the ground-breaking Quantum-Touch.

Today, Gordon teaches Quantum-Touch around the globe. You can learn more at and listen to this intriguing interview Friday night January 5th at 7 PM ET at:

How to Embrace Your Fear and Start Over Again with a Smile

December 29, 2017

Aired Friday, 29 December 2017, 7:00 PM ET 

How to Embrace Your Fear and Start Over Again with a Smile

We welcome back a favorite guest, Valerie Sheppard, the author of the #1 best-seller Living Happy to Be ME!

Tonight, she shares with us her remarkable story of recovery from a catastrophic-hemorrhagic stroke as well as, her journey that she says challenged her to, “to double down on the things that I teach.” Her deep commitment to the healing power of happiness shines through in this inspiring chat! Just some of what Valerie will share with us is:

~ How laughter and humor helped her heal

~ How to ‘improv’ your way through life,

~ How to use the power of “Yes” to enrich any experience,

~ And how to respond to fear

~ Plus so much more…

This is a not to be missed chat, she always shares several ‘A-ha! Moments!’ Valerie Sheppard is a number one best-selling author, catastrophic-stroke survivor, inspirational keynote speaker, university lecturer, and certified Laughter Yoga instructor. Valerie is truly multi-faceted. Her passion is life-mastery, which she teaches featuring her “4-Step Happy to Be ME” process. It’s the centerpiece of her partnership with the University of California, Irvine for a much-loved and successful class called “Living 101: Being Happy and Whole.” Learn more about Valerie and her amazing work at:

And listen to our chat Friday, December 29, at 7PM ET and later in podcast.

The Nuts and Bolts of a Keto of Cancer Diet

December 22, 2017

Aired Friday, 22 December 2017, 7:00 PM ET 

The Nuts and Bolts of a Keto of Cancer Diet

In this fascinating interview, Sharon Sayler, your host for The Autoimmune Hour interviews Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS. She is the author of the new book “Keto for Cancer: Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy as a Targeted Nutritional Strategy,” that explores the mounting evidence supporting the benefits of ketogenic diet therapies, including offering information and guidance for those who want to gain a deeper understanding of how this diet fits into the new paradigm of metabolic therapies for cancer. Miriam also shares her story of how she discovered ketogenics as well as:

~ Can ketogenics work for autoimmune like it does for some cancers?
~ The history of ketogenics,
~ What specifically is a ketogenic diet,
~ How and why to redefine our relationship with sugars and fats.
~ Plus so much more….

Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS, is a leading voice in the keto movement, and her book addresses the nuts and bolts of the diet, from deciding whether keto is the right choice to developing a personal plan for smoothly navigating the keto lifestyle. Learn more about Miriam Kalamian at and listen to this intriguing interview Friday night December 22, 7PM ET

Using Leadership Skills to Regain Your Health - A First-Hand Story

December 15, 2017

Aired Friday, 15 December 2017, 7:00 PM ET 

Using Leadership Skills to Regain Your Health - A First-Hand Story

What would happen if you woke up one day and worried you’d never speak again? When Kari Saddler, consultant, and business manager got her diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, this motivated business leader took her 20+ years of experience and jumped into action to regain her health. Kari and Sharon share their insights in how leadership skills and healing are closely related including:

~ ways to change stress and create work-life balance
~ how to find resilience and grit balanced with realistic expectations
~ steps to give grace and assume people are doing the best they can
~ discovering the gifts from autoimmune
~ embracing your creativity and passion
~ Plus so much more…

Kari Saddler, MBA, has been a leader at JP Morgan Chase, WellCare, and at Tampa General Hospital. Now, Kari is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF, and has spent the last 4 years teaching hundreds of coaches at one of the top coaching programs in the US. In September 2017, Kari brought a vision to life when she launched Daily Leadership Coaching, a free mobile app designed to help leaders become better leaders. With more than 1000 downloads so far, Kari is on a mission to remove the time and cost barrier to leadership development and coaching. Learn more about Kari and her Leadership Development app at and listen to our fun and informative interview Friday, December 15th, at 7PM ET at (Available later in podcast.)

Create Work-Life Balance on Your Own Terms and a Celebration

December 8, 2017

Aired Friday, 8 December 2017, 7:00 PM ET 

Create Work-Life Balance on Your Own Terms and a Celebration

Join host Sharon Sayler as she welcomes Wayne Kelly to The Autoimmune Hour. Together they celebrate the 150th episode of The Autoimmune Hour on Life Interrupted Radio and Wayne shares how as he says, ‘quit his way to success’ in 2017 by finding work-life balance. Wayne says 2017 was his year because he learned to “walk away from stress and has created the perfect life-work balance.” In this fun chat Sharon and Wayne share:

~ Wayne’s ‘never-have-a-meeting’ policy,
~ Ways to stop comparing yourself and silence the ‘shoulds,’
~ Simple ways to say “No” that work,
~ How they’ve learned to follow their heart and trust their intuition,
~ ‘Salad isn’t such a bad thing’ … plus so much more…

Wayne is one of the hosts of the Wayne and Jayne Radio show on EZ Rock Radio in BC Canada, where he’s interviewed everyone from celebrities to authors, to ufo experts and even a singing psychic. When he’s not on the radio – he coaches people on how to be great radio interviews. (Wayne also says that Sharon is one of his most favorite people ever and really values her friendship and support!!!

Learn more about Wayne at and listen to this laugh and fun-filled time Friday, December 8th at 7 PM eastern time.

Never Give Up - Two Multiple Sclerosis Thrivers Share Their Success Stories

December 1, 2017

Aired Friday, 1 December 2017, 7:00 PM ET 

Never Give Up – Two Multiple Sclerosis Thrivers Share Their Success Stories

Sharon Sayler, your host for The Autoimmune Hour, welcomes Tammy Durden, President of Tammy’s Office Solutions, a VA company that offers ‘honest-and-real-at-home’ work for autoimmune ‘thrivers’ just like her and the amazing songstress Sheena Grobb, both who proudly proclaim The Autoimmune Hour’s favorite title ‘Thrivers” (not just survivors.)

In this powerful episode, they share how they uniquely created their personal success stories after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Discover their personal and professional philosophies on:

~ How to learn to ask for help and what you need,

~ How to ‘never give up!’

~ Exploring ways to embrace and thrive,

~ How you can grow through it or you can become bitter about it,

~ Why living joyfully is a choice,

~ Plus so much more…

Find out more about Tammy Durden at and Sheena Grobb at then listen to our inspiring chat on success and beating the odds this Friday night December 1, 2017, at 7PM ET.

The Healing Power of Happiness

November 24, 2017

Aired Friday, 24 November 2017, 7:00 PM ET 

The Healing Power of Happiness

Imagine one moment you are at the top of your game, and then the next your are waking up four days later and realizing your life will never be the same…and still finding happiness and humor at every turn.

This week’s special guest, Valerie Sheppard, the author of the #1 best-seller Living Happy to Be ME! shares with us her “Now WHAT?” moment and her remarkable story of recovery from a catastrophic-hemorrhagic stroke.

Valerie’s insights on humor, the power of choice, resilience and her deep commitment to the healing power of happiness is truly inspiring. Valerie will share with us:

• How to laugh your way through anything especially when you don’t ‘feel’ like it,

• Easy ways to create happiness and peace of mind regardless of what life throws your way,

• Three simple to implement tricks to quickly change your mood and be happy now,

• Discover how we build happiness on the wrong ‘stuff’ and what to do instead… plus so much more!

Listen to this intriguing interview on resilience and overcoming the odds November 24th at 7PM ET.

Are You Busy Living or What…?

November 17, 2017

Aired Friday, 17 November 2017, 7:00 PM ET

Are You Busy Living or What…?

In this episode of The Autoimmune Hour on Life Interrupted Radio, Sharon Sayler welcomes Tamara Green, LCSW and David Dachinger. This dynamic couple are the co-founders of Loving Meditations. Tamara is an author, speaker, and trainer whom Elle magazine referred to as “the soul-centered psychotherapist and meditation facilitator.” David is a survivor of stage IV cancer, a featured author, and Grammy-nominated composer and together, they are bringing ‘calm to cancer’ and to The Autoimmune Hour! They will share with us:

~ What to do instead of focusing on fears
~ How to set the tone for healing
~ What is: a gratitude practice; a gratitude walk; and, a gratitude buddy?
~ How David answered the question, “Are you busy living or busy dying?”
~ And very important, how to honor your own miracle machine — your body!
~ Plus so much more…

Tamara and David create powerful mindfulness programs that help patients and caregivers to dramatically reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and discomfort throughout their medical ordeal and they are the authors of the new book, Live Calm with Cancer (and Beyond…). Learn more about their mindfulness app, programs and book at and then listen to this powerful, bliss-filled interview starting Friday night November 17th at 7PM eastern time.

Being The Master of Your Own Energy

November 10, 2017

Aired Friday, 10 November 2017, 7:00 PM ET

Being The Master of Your Own Energy

The Autoimmune Hour welcomes Master Teresa Yeung, an internationally recognized Master of Chi Gong to tell us how we can use our ‘life-energy’ for better health. Chi Gong is an umbrella term that covers a variety of energy-based healing practices based on Taoist philosophy and principles of Chinese medical, and belief that the human body contains a network of energy pathways through which ‘vital’ energy, called ‘Qi’ circulates.

In Master Teresa’s new book, ‘Unlocking Your Happiness Within” – Living the Life You Choose with Chi Gong,’ she helps people to release and recover from low vibration emotions that cause sadness, which may eventually lead to physical pain or illness. Through the use of specific Chi Gong breathing exercises, she has developed the “Heart Chi Gong” form to help balance traumatic or trapped emotions.

Master Teresa Yeung is the founder of The Seventh Happiness School of Chi Gong, a certified private institution, and the sole successor of Grandmaster Weizhao Wu’s lineage. Wu was a distinguished Chi Gong master, educator and creator of the highly successful Wu’s Eye Qi Gong helped millions of people. She is also approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), as a continuing education professional development activity (PDA) provider. Learn more about Master Teresa Yeung and The Seventh Happiness® School of Chi Gong at:

While Western research concerning Chi Gong’s efficacy in healing remains inconclusive, in this episode we explore the possibilities of improved health by changing our way of being in the world, and you are invited to explore this intriguing topic with us Friday, November 10th, at 7PM ET.