It’s no secret that everyone (men AND women) love spa days! In this segment, you’ll discover some powerful reasons why spa days are not only pleasurable, but necessary for optimal health. This includes some hilarious animal research—as well as international studies that bring validity to the transformational nature of going to the spa.

Next, we have my very special guest, Dr. Christiane Northrup, who is a New York Times best-selling author and visionary pioneer, and a leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. She is the author of the new book, Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power. Listen in as she shares her journey from physician to inspiring women and men on how to create physical and emotional health and healing.


  • Tony and I share our recent spa day retreat and what we liked best about the environment and our whole experience…
  • What monkeys have to do with spas and less stress hormones…
  • How a full spa day can help you to be more focused, clear, rejuvenated and able to give more to your family…
  • The benefits of taking a regular spa day…
  • Why touch is so important to babies and adults and how to implement self-massage to promote overall health and wellbeing…
  • Dr. Northrup shares how being an OB/GYN physician for 25 years influenced her views and philosophies of women’s health and wellness…
  • Christiane shares what inspired her to write Dodging Empire Vampires….
  • How to define “energy vampire” and what are the most common types…
  • What an “empath” is, as well as their traits and types of people to be weary of…
  • Ways to heal ourselves after being in a relationship with an energy vampire…
  • What keeps Christiane inspired to help women and men create physical and emotional health and healing…


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About Dr. Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup, M.D., board-certified ob/gyn, former assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, New York Times best-selling author, is a visionary pioneer in women’s health. After decades on the front lines of her profession as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology, she is now dedicating her life to helping women truly flourish by learning how to enhance all that can go right with their bodies.

Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, she teaches women (and many men) how to thrive at every stage of life and encourages them to create health on all levels by tuning in to their inner wisdom.

About Anthony Flores, or “T” as Kimberly affectionately refers to him: He is a long-time friend of hers who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally in the health space full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community! He can be found writing spiritual/inspirational words on Instagram @poetrybyanthony.


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