Sunday Morning Magazine

Sunday Morning Magazine is a local Seattle podcast featuring guests from local non-profit agencies, authors and specialists in the fields that are the focus of each weekend's informative conversation. These focus areas include education, environment, charities, crime, health, domestic issues, and youth.

Latest Episodes

2/06/22: ‘You Count’ is the February theme in the 12 Habits of Unit. Make it happen.

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Elaine Parke is the synthesizer of a wealth of information that when put into use can result in what is the title of her book, the roadmap: The Habits of Unity-12 Months to a Stronger America. In January Elaine provided an overview and the history of the daily habits that have changed the communities that put it into practice, having fun, being creative, and finding connections. Each month has a focal point, and February’s is: You Count. This acknowledges Black History month and invites each of us to discover that we count and this builds bonds between us. Check the website to get started today, and get a book to share and immerse yourself.


1/30/22: Living vibrantly and particularly in Retirement, Gary Sirak shares the 3 P’s

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Gary Sirak is a 40-year veteran of the financial services industry and President of Sirak Financial Services, based in Ohio. He is a voice of wisdom that can help us really live our life well, and make it a good foundation for retirement. Gary Sirak has written three books – If Your Money Talked, What Secrets Would It Tell?, The American Dream Revisited and How To Retire And Not Die.

1/23/22: Creek Stewart – Be prepared. Provides peace of mind. Super details in ‘The Disaster Ready Home’.

on Sunday Morning: Creek Stewart is a world-renowned survival instructor and the author of a must-have handbook: The Disaster-Ready Home–A Step-by-Step Emergency Preparedness Manual for Sheltering in Place. Creek says it’s not a matter of if, but of when. Just in the last week we heard of a potential tsunami hitting the west coast. We’ve had extreme heat, heavy snow and rain. In these and harsher events, it’s great to be prepared, and Creek tells of how simple it is. Have a rotating pantry–buy a few extra items each shopping trip to create extra food, and have the food you enjoy eating.

1/16/22: Dr. Kara Fitzgerald – Younger You is a book, and it’s the map to reversing our biological age. Naturally.

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Kara Fitzgerald is a functional medicine physician and clinic director involved with work on aging well. Her research and practices for all that we can do to even “reverse” aging are found in a new book “Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better”. In a study persons following her diet and lifestyle plan were able to shave 3 years from their bio age in just 8 weeks. Epigenetics is the new discovery that shows we can affect our genes and we can have more resilience and energy, along with looking younger.

1/09/22: Elaine Parke – Feel empowered with the 12 Habits for All of Us, and be a transformer

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Elaine Parke MBA, CS, CM, NSA, is the author of ‘The Habits of Unity: 12 Months to a Stronger America…one citizen at a time.’ For 30 years, her scalable and evidence-driven 12 habits of social unity model has transformed several million community citizens and youth across the USA’s Midwest and in Rwanda, helping them feel more caring and connected to one another. Elaine spent 25 years in mass-market media in corporate American and brings these skills to this great need in our country and our world with this new book and also with a ton of resources at the ready for downloading.


1/02/22: Dr. Catharine Athans Part 2 – Anger & violence, and the role of our thoughts on ourselves and others

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Catharine Athans returns for Part 2 of a conversation about the roots of anger an violence in our world. With her years of experience as a licenced marriage and family therapist Dr. Athans has counselled parents and would-be parents, and youth. In this conversation she discusses our thoughts and attitudes and the effect of those on an unborn fetus as well as what it means and does to each of us. Dr. Athans helps us to consider who we are and works to help us be empowered.


12/26/21: Dr. Catharine Athans Part 1 – Anger & violence in our world has roots in parenting, that go back generations

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Catharine Athans PhD is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, a life coach, and author. Her many years of experience add to the insights she has for clients and to inform us. The focus, which is in 2-parts, is on the anger and violence that is escalating in our world. Dr. Athans comments on the youth who shot and killed 4 students in Oxford Michigan, and on his parents. It’s so important to understand that the ‘messages’ we hear as we are growing up deeply affect us and we need to be gain awareness around this and know that we can make constructive change in our life. Seeking therapy and guidance is critical.


12/19/21: Dr. Ruchi Kapoor – Blood pressure monitoring is critical to good heart health

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Ruchi Kapoor is a cardiologist with UW Medicine and Board President of the American Heart Association. Her goal is to help us, help our heart, be as healthy as possible so we don’t go down a path of needing big interventions. She focuses on our blood pressure, keeping it in a healthy range. She recommends having a good bp monitor at home and tracking our bp on a regular basis. The American Heart Association also provides good tips and education on healthy eating and foods, and activities to keep our health in great shape.


12/12/21: Luke Minor – Good prepping for our future | GET and Dream Ahead top the list

on Sunday Morning Magazine: Luke Minor is the Director of WA529, Washington State’s College Savings plans. The 2 programs: GET and the Dream Ahead college investment plan are great options for families in planning for future education, as these funds can be used anywhere in the country, at most educational institutions, including technical/trade schools and even now pay off student loans. Students who know there’s a goal and plan for them post high school have shown they perform better in school. And once a plan is set up, anyone can contribute to it, so a great gift option!

12/05/21: Jingle Bell Run for fun & to crush arthritis, Dr. Dave & Emma Christofferson

On Sunday Morning Magazine: Dr. Amish Dave is a rheumatologist at Virginia Mason and very involved with the Arthritis Foundaion–serving on the Board of Directors and supporting the annual Jingle Bell Run. Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the country, affecting all ages. The Jingle Bell Run is a major fund raiser, providing $$ for support, education, and research.


Emma Christofferson is the Youth Honoree for this year’s Jingle Bell Run and turns 8 on the day. d Emma tells us about living with arthristis, and how she has developed an incredibly positive attitude toward it and says she must be brave. Her Mom, Beth, is along as moral support and encouragement. Emma’s team is “Go Ge Em’s” and you might like to help her reach her goal. [http://www.jbr.orgseattle]www.jbr.orgseattle