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Tools for Resilience

Rachel started this online hub with her colleague Annika Schindler as a place to offer curated tools to steer clear through challenging times.


The Tools for Resilience show is an interview-style show recorded live where participants have the opportunity to engage with thought leaders who promote radiant health and an empowered lifestyle.


Guests are encouraged to share tools which can be immediately applied or to provide live experiences which are meaningful for participants. Topics and content are curated by host Rachel Li. Audio for episodes is archived as a podcast for listening after the show takes place.

To participate in live shows join the Tools for Resilience Community on Facebook.

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Dream big, start small. Bridget Aileen Sicsko is the Founder of Exalted Publishing, a Kundalini Yoga Teacher & a Public Speaking Coach. Her mission is to amplify the voices of powerhouse female entrepreneurs who are ready to elevate their business, become published authors, renowned speakers & get booked out on podcasts. She creates platforms to help successful women achieve their business dreams, share their stories and connect with their clients. 


Amelia Cohn

Access Consciousness. Amelia is a health coach, bodyworker, and magician who facilitates and empowers her clients using energy and consciousness. She has a background in many healing modalities including Pranic Healing, reiki, yoga, Matrix Energetics, shamanism, and Access Consciousness. In addition to her work on the energetic planes of existence, she is getting her doctorate in naturopathic medicine to bring the traditional roots of medicine back into the mainstream and dismantle the monopoly of greed destroying our health and planet. 


Writing and creativity. Jen Knox is an educator and storyteller who teaches writing, leadership, and meditation. Currently a lecturer and program manager at The Ohio State University, Jen earned her BA in English from Otterbein University and her MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and Literature from Bennington College. She coaches a limited number of writers each year. Her own books include the short story collections The Glass City (Hollywood, CA: Winner, Prize Americana for Prose), After the Gazebo (New York City, NY: Rain Mountain Press) and Resolutions (Detroit, MI: AUX Media) as well as the short workbooks Mindful Creativity and Mindful Fiction: Write a Short Story in 10 Days. Jen's fiction and essays have been published internationally in over a hundred and twenty publications. To work with Jen on your creative vision, reach out here.

Resilience Podcast Rachel Li and Adalina

Neuroscience and spiritual alchemy. Adalina East, MSc is an international lecturer, educator, mental health expert and healer, working with a global clientele to recover from trauma and bring forth inner guidance. Founder of Transformational Healing™, Adalina draws upon her neuroscience and counseling backgrounds, as well as her spiritual gifts to lead others through a spirit-driven process to retrain their brains and reawaken their bodies to create profound change. Adalina’s decade long career with the United Nations and other humanitarian aid organizations brought her to serve thousands of people in eight countries to overcome trauma and welcome innate wisdom to heal. 

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Heart Healing from Trauma. Ummul is an intuitive healer, nurturer, mentor and alchemist who serves from her heart space, and creates a safe and sacred container for heartfelt connections and comm-unity. She infuses her own experience of going into the fire and resurging with resilience to help catalyze positive changes in the lives of those she serves, so they too can experience clarity, courage, and calm. She helps women alchemize their traumas and life challenges through movement and meditation based practices such as kundalini yoga and a channeled, mindfulness and heartfulness based yin practice. She recently birthed an online portal called “Heal Your World” with her partner, a membership site, where she guides women to cultivate habits to live consciously, in an accessible, community based safe, loving, and supportive container.

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Holographic Being. Iman Kamel is an award-winning filmmaker and cultural diplomat. In her mid-career she studied International Relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is traveling the world advocating the artist as an agent for change. She was also awarded "Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All" at the Women Economic Forum India. She is a shamanic healer, and in her latest development, she discovered her gift in reading the Akashic records.


Iman Kamel transmits for you during her Akashic records sessions a vision that is yours to activate and integrate into your daily life and work, and into your healing process. Working through the visionary Akasha you discover with Iman your Holographic Being. She utilizes all that you have experienced and learned throughout your life, and lifetimes to provide you with your power medicine and your newly gained life force. Especially in turmoiled times like this, this self-made medicine and assertion of your life forces are urgently needed.

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Opening the voice and 5th chakra. Jenee Halstead is the founder of Inner Song and a holistic vocal and self-expression coach, embodiment teacher, and energy healer. As a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist, Jenee has toured internationally as a performer for the last 15 years. Jenee has also studied energy medicine, natural healing modalities, spiritual principles and vocal science. 10 years of teaching voice and music – combined with this diverse training – have led her to discover that singing and expression work can liberate others on their journeys of self-discovery, wellness, and healing. Jenee has now made it her mission to help others embody a fully aligned, expressed, whole, and healthy self through voice.

Jenee brings a unique and tailored offering to her clients helping them safely and authentically discover their own true voice and power of expression.

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Staying focused through uncertainty. Mary Margaret Skelly is a leadership, business, and creativity advisor who inspires driven, conscious women to gain the clarity and energy to do the work they are meant to do. You can learn more about her work at

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Kimberly Ficklin

How I quit my job, fired my doctor, and live a life free from illness. At 42 years old Kimberly Ficklin had it all, fantastic job, high-flying lifestyle, big house, happy marriage, savings in the bank. She genuinely thought she had it all until she lost her health. Years of overworking, stress and ignoring her own health brought her to her knees. She lost the lifestyle she had worked so hard to achieve. Not satisfied with the endless drug prescriptions and hospital visits, she turned to nutrition and lifestyle changes because she wanted to live a happy healthy life. Six months later she had dramatically improved and realized that she could not go back to the same unhealthy choices she was making before. She also recognized that many of her former colleagues were struggling with the same health and stress issues that she had in the quest for corporate success. Now Kimberly works with companies, helping to create inclusive, executive-driven leadership and well-being solutions that help cultivate healthy, vibrant work cultures and enhance organizational performance and growth.

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EFT to heal painful memories, negative beliefs, and uncomfortable emotions. Amy Piper is a certified practitioner and trainer of Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her
passion for EFT (tapping) originates from direct experience with this transformational
work. Beginning the journey initially as a client in 2012, she was stunned with the
quickness in which old beliefs, patterns, and obstacles could be released and cleared.
She pursued EFT certification in 2016 and then went on to become a trainer of EFT in
2019. While she works with her clients on a variety of life issues, her specialty involves working with individuals to identify and break through negative belief systems in the areas of love and relationships. Her true joy and devotion to this work is to help people break the cycle of old patterns, clear any limiting beliefs, and expand their beliefs about what is possible. Amy’s formal education is as a Speech-Language Pathologist; her career has involved working with adults who have suffered brain injuries. Merging the techniques of EFT with her formal educational training has had a profound effect. She also is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor; she commits to a daily meditation and yoga practice to remain grounded and allow intuition to guide her sessions.

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