Resiliency Radio is an interactive radio show to help empower, educate, and inspire during difficult times. Hosted by Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe featuring live interviews with celebrity guests and cutting edge professionals working in the fields of health, wholeness, and resiliency.
Episode 3September 26, 2013
Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe as they discuss the power of taking risks to grow and change.
A show not to be missed!
Episode 2July 25, 2013
Can eating an apple really make me happier?
Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe with special guest acupuncturist, herbalist Tatania Rubio as they discuss the ancient Chinese philosophy and medical practice of healing through food and find the best mood food for you!
Bio: Tatiana Rubio L.Ac., CD(DONA), Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine
Tatiana has over twelve years of experience in private practice as a California state-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in obstetrics and gynecology.She strives to be nurturing and empowering, and to create a safe environment for all patients seeking optimal health and a deeper level of spiritual well-being.
Tatiana Rubio L.Ac., CD(DONA)
Episode 1June 19, 2013
Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe as they speak with comedian and founder of the Laughter Heals Foundation, CraigShoemaker. Can laughter really help us in the midst of crisis or sorrowful times? Yes! Find out how in this fun and informative episode of Resiliency Radio.
Episode 5December 20, 2012
How does Al-Anon work? How does it empower people and impact lives? Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe in a personal interview with Jodi, a member of the Al-Anon program, for an in-depth conversation about the healing impact of Al-Anon on individuals, communities, veterans and their families.
The Al-Anon and Alateen family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
- Al-Anon and Alateen is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
- Al-Anon and Alateen has but one purpose: to help families and friends of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
*Al-Anon focuses on individuals improving themselves and their relationships. Al-anon teaches that we only have control over ourselves and that we have the power to change our lives. Al-Anon stops the "victim" cycle and empowers its members.
Episode 4August 30, 2012
RESILIENCY AND TRAUMA: How specialized brain exercise is helping our veterans and how it can help you.
Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe with special guest Pam Tarr from Homecoming for Veterans uncover new techniques in healing the mind and body through brain training. Learn how an effective therapy called Neuro Feedback works with the brain and how it can positively impact life after trauma. Topics will also include how our combat Veterans are finding significant relief from PTSD using Neurofeedback, and how it not only can help warriors coming back from combat but can also help anyone who is struggling with emotional or physical stress. Neurofeedback is frequently used by top athletes and sports enthusiasts to improve focus, mental acuity and physical performance and is proving to be an amazing and powerful tool in healing from the inside out.
As Executive Director of Homecoming For Veterans (HC4V), Pam Tarr is focused on providing mental health care for those in need due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. HC4V’s neurofeedback programs have benefited thousands of veterans and active duty service members across the country. Pam’s work in the non-profit sector is supported by her deep network of resources from the entertainment and advertising industries where she has been a leader for over thirty years. While running her film production company, Squeak Pictures, for 15 years, Pam served as West Coast President of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers. Her extensive work with non-profit organizations includes Rock The Vote, Council For A Livable World, The Boomer Coalition and Partnership For A Drug-Free America. She believes that doing good and doing well are synonymous. Pam is a graduate of Stanford University.
Episode 3June 28, 2012
Does drinking water really make you feel and look better?
How can cleansing the body help reset the mind and give you maximum energy? These questions and more will be answered in this information packed interview.
Darin Olien founded Darin’s Naturals in 2005 as a means to integrate the numerous concepts related to health, nutrition, and exercise gained while acquiring a BA in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition, an MA in Psychology, and over 2 decades of experience working in several health-based industries. Since then, Darin has traveled the planet on behalf of Darin’s Naturals, discovering new and underutilized herbs, superfood, and medicinal plants. Darin’s complete immersion in the indigenous cultures found across the globe have helped to expand his knowledge as a formulator and environmental initiator.
Presently, Darin is working on 15 ground-breaking whole food formulations for Beachbody and is the formulator, ingredient hunter, and co-creator of The Ultimate Reset Detoxification and Cleansing Program and the very successful whole food meal replacement, Shakeology. Darin’s Naturals has already successfully sourced over 300 foods and ingredients from around the world and continues to work directly with the indigenous people of Peru, Amazon, Himalayas, Remote China, Costa, Rica, Yucatan, and others.
All of Darin’s international collaborations strongly support fair trading practices. His work closely follows the belief that the discovery of new, healthful ingredients should benefit the health of individuals worldwide, while also contributing to the economies and social structures of the regions.
Episode 2May 17, 2012
Listen in as Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe as they take a journey into the human emotion of happiness through the eyes of groundbreaking filmmaker, Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” and the inspirational movie HAPPY, a film that explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
“The desire for happiness is universal,” says Belic. “The sources are much more common and attainable than many of us believe. It is exciting to share this film and the cutting-edge research with people all over the world. It is even better to know they will be sharing it with each other, too.”
Roko Belic’s directorial debut, the acclaimed “Genghis Blues” (1999), won the Sundance Audience Award and was nominated for an Academy Award® for best documentary feature. He is co-founder of Wadi Rum Film. Roko started his filmmaking life in third grade with his brother, Adrian, when their friend, Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) borrowed a super-8 movie camera from his parents. Heavily influenced by Star Wars, the young team experimented with special effects and the surreality of film. Later, because his mother used a wrench to lock their TV to the local PBS channel, Roko became enchanted with programs through which he could explore the world. Belic recently directed the 44-minute documentary “Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious,” which was released on the “Inception” Blu-Ray. For his current project, Belic teamed up with Hollywood heavyweight Tom Shadyac (“Liar Liar,” “Bruce Almighty”), who executive produced, to direct the feature documentary HAPPY. HAPPY combines powerful human stories from around the world with cutting edge science to give us a deeper understanding of our most valued emotion.
Episode 1February 26, 2012
Please join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe for a riveting and enlightening interview with Derek McGinnis, Iraq war veteran and author of Exit Wounds: A Survival Guide To Pain Management for Returning Veterans & Their Families. Derek's inspirational story and wisdom of resiliency touches people from all walks of life.
McGinnis, who sustained a traumatic brain injury, extensive shrapnel wounds, damage to his eye, and amputation of his left leg above the knee from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while serving in the U.S. Navy in Iraq, said, “I wrote Exit Wounds because when I was struggling with horrific pain caused by my injuries, there was no guide, no map, no mentor to steer me through the minefield I was navigating. Exit Wounds contains the information my family and I desperately needed back in 2004.”
In addition to working for the VA, McGinnis previously served as the Military/Veterans Initiative Amputee Outreach Advocate with American Pain Foundation and continues to advocate for the pain management needs of veterans, military personnel, and their caregivers. He has spoken to many groups and individuals within the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Veterans Service Organizations, and Congress to bring military and veterans’ pain issues to the forefront. McGinnis provides education, outreach, support, and resources to those who are affected by pain.
Episode 0January 26, 2012
Darin Olien founded Darin’s Naturals in 2005 as a means to integrate the numerous concepts related to health, nutrition, and exercise gained while acquiring a BA in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition, an MA in Psychology, and working in several health-based industries. Since then, Darin has traveled the planet on behalf of Darin’s Naturals, discovering new and underutilized herbs, superfood, and medicinal plants. Darin’s complete immersion in the indigenous cultures found across the globe have helped to expand his knowledge as a formulator and environmental initiator. His travels and discoveries have been featured in Oprah Magazine and on Fox News.
All of Darin’s international collaborations strongly support fair trade. His work closely follows the belief that the discovery of new healthful ingredients should benefit the health of individuals worldwide, while also contributing to the economies of the regions from which these herbs are sourced.
Episode 5November 17, 2011
Episode 4October 20, 2011
Join us for information packed show with Catie Wyman-Norris. Catie is the nutritionist to the stars, founder of Energy Essentials Wellness Centers and creator of the new television show “The Cures In The Kitchen”, Catie Norris is a mother, lecturer, researcher, national television wellness advocate, and formulator of whole food supplements. She is also the Author of "Magnetic Miracles" A "How to" Guide to the Use of Magnetics for Radiant Health. Catie has first hand knowledge of Resiliency by surviving a rare blood disease and living an active life with chronic Lyme disease. Catie helps people all over the world with life threatening and chronic disease through sharing her life experience and knowledge of health, nutrition and wellness.
On this show we discuss fall colds, seasonal immune boosters, simple ways to up our energy levels, the importance of sleep and exercise, and more!
Energy Esentials: http://www.
Episode 3September 29, 2011
Join us for an intriguing interview with adult education and nonprofit expert, Carolyn Baker. Carolyn is a Raven Drum Foundation board member and the Vice President of Community Development for Step Up on Second. Step Up's vision is to provide the help, hope, and a home that leads to recovery for individuals, families, and communities affected by mental illness.
Carolyn had the high honor to be invited to participate in the esteemed Clinton Global Initiative this year, which took place in Washington DC last week. As a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment Maker, Carolyn's goal was to participate in community development alongside like-minded groups and individuals across sectors and disciplines to sustainably end chronic and veteran homelessness.
Listen in as we discuss the importance of our participation, as individuals, in community development and in building resilient societies. We are the key to a better world.
Episode 2July 29, 2011
Join us for a riveting and life-changing interview on "Healthy Thinking" with world-renown healer, Karen Simonton. Karen will discuss the concept of "Healthy Thinking". The way we think, the way we process information and handle our expectations can be framed in a more healthy way. Karen helps us understand this concept.
Karen Simonton is the Executive Director of the Simonton Cancer Center. She is an amazing human being and a gifted healer. Karen as been a friend or Raven Drum for many years and served on the board of directors for 5+ years.
The Simonton Cancer Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of cancer patients and their families through psycho-social oncology. Founded by Dr. O. Carl Simonton(1942-2009) the Simonton Center was the first cancer counseling program to recognize the role and importance of family and personal support and to include them in the treatment plan. After almost 40 years of operation, the Simonton Cancer Center has helped tens of thousands of patients and their families, and still attracts national and worldwide attention. Thanks to our expertly trained and committed staff, we are able to continue this visionary work.
Episode 1June 23, 2011
Join Lauren Monroe and Moon Calhoun as they interview Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen as he talks about his personal health and healing practice: how he works with himself and others during tour time, before the show, and on stage.
Episode 0May 26, 2011
Join Rick Allen, Lauren Monroe and Moon Calhoun with special guest Kathy Moreland Layte RN, MScN, HTCP/I as they discuss the power of intention, awareness and how the roles of the mind and heart effect healing.
Episode -1April 14, 2011
Healing Touch uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.
The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self-heal.
Kathy Moreland Layte RN, MScN, HTCP/I has been involved in HT since 1994 and a certified practitioner since 1998. She has been a Registered Nurse in a variety of roles in Canada and the United States in Oncology and Palliative Care. Until recently she had a private practice in Healing Touch. Currently, she is a full-time professor of nursing in the McMaster/Mohawk/Conestoga Collaborative BScN program and is pursuing her PhD in nursing. She enjoys her role as the Editor of "Research Corner" in Energy Magazine, a quarterly article highlighting research related topics and currently co-chairs HTP's Research Advisory Council.
Episode -2March 17, 2011
Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe with Moon Calhoun in a candid and moving interview with author/inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic.
Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs and has created a life of service and inspiration to others. Since his first speaking engagement at 19 years of age, Nick has traveled around the world sharing his story with millions of people. His YouTube videos have been viewed by over 30 million people and his authentic message of resiliency will bring hope and courage into your heart.
Check out Nick on YouTube.
Nick's Nonprofit: Attitude is Altitude
Episode -3February 11, 2011
Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe as they reflect on 10 years of service to the community through the Raven Drum Foundation! This episode includes a special interview with Singer/Percussionist Moon Calhoun and a Live Healing Drum Circle.
Introducing Moon Calhoun: An extremely talented fireball on a fierce transformational journey. He can sing like a serious spanking and talk your ear off between notes. A singer, percussionist and brilliant human being, Moon played drums with The Gap Band, Chaka Khan and many other artists in the LA area. In 1994 Moon survived an accident that left him paralyzed from a severe spinal injury. Now without the use of his legs and limited use of his hands, Moon plays percussion and is a recording artist and performer in the LA area offering his heart rhythms and amazing vocals to others. A percussionist with Raven Drum since 2008 he now joins Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe on Resiliency Radio to share his story, his humor and insight into overcoming life’s challenges through faith, community and music.
Episode 5November 11, 2010
Join Def Leppard Drummer, Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe in a candid interview with multi-platinum recording artist and five time Grammy Award winner Wynonna Judd sharing about her path to resiliency, honoring our Wounded Warriors and the healing power of music. With over 14 #1 songs, five Grammys, and over 60 music awards, Wynonna Judd has reached the hearts and souls of audiences world wide with her incredible voice and spirit. She is a great supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and will be on the road kicking off The Judd’s Last Encore U.S. Tour starting in Greenbay, WI, November 26th with her mother, singer and country star, Niomi Judd. Wynonna’s latest CD, Love Heals, a tribute to wounded warriors was released in conjunction with Wounded Warrior Project and its efforts to assist wounded service men and women and their families. Go to www.WYNONNA.com for more information on Wynonna, her music and all of her projects of the heart. Check out theJudd’s Last Encore Tour.
Episode 4October 14, 2010
Join Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe with Special Guest Equine Assisted Pyschotherapist Suzi Landolphi as they discuss the profound and powerful effect of healing with horses. Learn how horses and other animals can help us heal unresolved trauma, emotional blocks, and PTSD through this wonderful hands on work. Also learn about Rick and Lauren’s personal experiences working with Wild Mustangs to open the heart and soul to healing.
Episode 3September 9, 2010
How do you manage when your own body becomes a challenge? Whether it be due to an accident or a disease, our bodies can be the source of total imbalance. Discover how to keep your balance and stay strong mentally and emotionally. Rick Allen, one armed drummer for Def Leppard and Lauren Monroe talk with John Roberts, Executive Vice President, Mental Health and Warrior Engagement for the Wounded Warrior Project. John Roberts served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1982 to 1996, when he received a medical discharge following a prolonged recovery from wounds suffered in the crash of a helicopter in the seas of Somalia at the beginning of Operation Restore Hope.
Episode 2August 12, 2010
Known as the most unconventional front-man in rock and the voice of System of a Down, Tankian now emerges as a solo artist, writer and producer in his new release Elect the Dead. Famed for his inimitable vocals, incisive lyrics and unwavering dedication to humanitarian causes. Melodic Visionary Serj Tankian joins Resiliency Radio host Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen and co-host Lauren Monroe in a personal interview discussing resiliency, music and hope during times of injustice and change.
Serj's Bio: Musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, political activist. Born in Beirut, Lebanon to Armenian parents during tumultuous political times, Tankian lived in Beruit until 1975 when his family immigrated to Los Angeles.
Episode 1June 17, 2010
Join Icons of Rock Billy Idol and Rick Allen of Def Leppard on Resiliency Radio for a personal interview of overcoming tragedy and addiction in the world of Rock & Roll. A rare listen to these rock legends sharing inspirational and personal stories of resiliency.
In this rare informal interview with Billy Idol, Allen and Idol share insights and rock and roll humor as they turn the pages to their famed and textured path through rock and roll. Billy Idol faced near death twice, surviving a drug overdose and almost fatal motorcycle accident that left him immobile and having to teach himself to walk again. How these rockers stay on top, how they survived and live today is all candidly revealed in this episode of Resiliency Radio.
Episode 0May 6, 2010
Nutrition, Resiliency and How Whole Foods and Supplements Can Help with Chronic Pain
Interview will be followed by a live Healing Drum Circle with Rick and Lauren
Drum Circle Guidelines
Catie Norris Bio: Nutritionist to the Stars, founder of Energy Essentials Wellness Centers and creator of the new television show “The Cures In The Kitchen”, Catie Norris is a mother, lecturer, researcher, national television wellness advocate, and formulator of whole food supplements. She is also the Author of "Magnetic Miracles" A "How to" Guide to the Use of Magnetics for Radiant Health. Catie has first hand knowledge of Resiliency by surviving a rare blood disease and living an active life with chronic Lyme disease. Catie helps people all over the world with life threatening and chronic disease through sharing her life experience and knowledge of health, nutrition and wellness.
http://catiesorganicgreens.com - When making a purchase, let her know you heard about her products from us in the comment box, and she will donate 10% of your purchase back to us!
RICK & LAUREN's RECIPIES
Curry Lentil Dahl
Organic Red Lentils 1 Cup
Veggie Broth 2 tsp (paste)
Tumeric 1 tsp
Curry Powder ½ tsp
Black Pepper ¼ tsp
Cinnamon Stick 1
Ginger ¼ cup
Garlic 2 cloves
Coconut Butter 1tsp
Dried Coconut ¼ cup
Braggs (add to taste)
Bring 3-4 cups of Water to a boil while adding spices and ingredients.
Serve with Brown Rice
4 cups Kale
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/8 cup water
Sea salt and *Bragg's Amino Acids
(*A Wheat Free Soy Sauce alternative) to taste
Garnish with toasted pine nuts
Stir fry the Kale in coconut oil and garlic for 5-10 minutes. Turn up the flame, add the water and cover to steam-cook for an additional 5 minutes or so. Garnish with sea salt, Bragg's, and toasted pine nuts as desired.
Kale is a Great Source of:
Vitamin K (1327%)
Vitamin A (192%)
Vitamin C (88%)
Good Source of:
Calcium, Fiber, Copper, Tryptophan, Vitamin B6, Potassium.
High Grade Virgin Coconut Oil is primarily 44.6% lauric acid, 16.8 myristic acid, 8.2% palmitic acid, and 8% caprylic acid.
Virgin Coconut Oil is a food that is one of the best cooking oils you can use. Tropical climates have used it for years. Its chemical structure, when used as a cooking oil, is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. Research has shown that the medium chain fatty acids found in virgin coconut oil may help boost the body's metabolism, may raises body temperatures, as well as may help provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss.
Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body's immune system. Lauric acid is also found in human mother's milk. The average adult should include about 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil per day in their diet.
Episode -1April 15, 2010
On this special episode Rick and Lauren will talk about Energy Medicine and its impact on physical, emotional and spiritual health. Learn more about subtle energy healing and how energy awareness and practice can support resiliency. Rick will be discussing the phantom limb effect and will be sharing his own personal stories of how the power of subtle energy changed his way of thinking after he lost his arm. A portion of this show will be interactive so listeners at home can participate with Rick and Lauren and experience energy healing through the power of rhythm, breathing and visualization.Participant Information:
If you’d like to participate in Episode 3 of Resiliency Radio we recommend the following so that you can have a deep and meaningful experience:
- Don't have a drum?
An instrument isn’t necessary. You can use a box of rice or pasta, or anything that creates a rhythmic sound. You can use your hands on a table or on your legs. For this experience, it"s not so much about the sound as it is about cultivating your awareness around yourself and allowing your mind to rest.
If you have a drum, shaker or percussion intrument and you would like to play it, that’s great. Please join in. If not, no worries.. you will still benefit.
- Turn off cell phones and land line phone ringers
- Lower the Lights
- Listen in a location where you can be for 15 min undisturbed and as quiet as possible.
- Sit in a comfortable position either in a chair/sofa or on the floor if you are actively participating in the rhythm work.
If you’d like to create a sacred space prior to tuning in you can do so as well. Here is more information on how:
21 Ways to Build Resiliency
Episode -2March 11, 2010
What is Neurofeedback? and how can it help in the long term reduction and elimination of symptoms relating to PTSD, insomnia, anxiety and more... Also Introducing “Homecoming for Veterans” a national outreach program to providing free Neurofeedback training for veterans for the rehabilitation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and issues of brain performance resulting from traumatic brain injury, whiplash, concussion and more. Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe share their personal experiences of Neurofeedback and how it has helped with PTSD, insomnia and stress. Learn how it works and how it can help you through stressful and life changing times.
About our guest: Sue Othmer, BA, BCIAC
Clinical Director, Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner Sue Othmer received her BA in physics from Cornell University in 1966. She continued with graduate study in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell and the UCLA Brain Research Institute until 1971. Sue has been working clinically with neurofeedback since 1988. She has worked with a wide variety of clients seeking symptom reduction and/or performance enhancement. She has a special interest in working with adults and children with neurological or developmental disorders. As clinical director of the EEG Institute, Sue currently divides her time between working with neurofeedback clients, teaching professional courses on neurofeedback, and collaborating on the development of new neurofeedback instrumentation and protocols.
Sue Othmer is also Co Founder of “Homecoming for Veterans” http://www.homecomingforveterans.org/
Visit Sue@ http://www.eeginfo.org/
Find Neurofeedback near you here.
Episode -3January 25, 2010
What is Resiliency? How can we live a resilient life even after experiencing traumatic events that keep us in a state of fear, anger, and anxiety? In the premier episode of Resiliency Radio Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe will introduce the Resiliency Radio Series and share their personal experiences of using music and integrative therapies to empower others and themselves.