The Shelly Story

The Shelly Story

The Shelly Story features a series of discussions on optimizing mind, body, and soul health, along with alternatives to traditional approaches to healing.

Shelly Sood is the Founding Partner of GIOSTAR Chicago, the Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research. She is an entrepreneur, mother, and hopeless dreamer. She has turned tragedy into triumph, in overcoming struggles with family mental health issues, and finding abundance in career, family, and her own personal wellbeing.

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Recent Episodes

43: Niraj Naik, Founder, SOMA Breath: Tapping into Your "Inner Pharmacy" Through Breathwork, Music, Dance, and Community

Nov. 30, 2022

Niraj Naik has a highly effective prescription to optimize the health of your mind, body, and soul. He is a certified UK pharmacist, turned holistic wellness, brain training and breath work expert who launched SOMA Breath . …

42: The Power of Acceptance in "Befriending Bipolar:" Oliver Seligman, Mental Wellness Coach, Author, and Meditation Expert

Nov. 23, 2022

Bipolar disorder is at its core a global issue: although the systems for managing the disease vary from country to country, it impacts more than 45 million people worldwide. With this, it is always enlightening to speak with…

41: Excerpts from the SAAPRI Health Equity Project "Movember" Panel with Nikhil Torsekar, Karan Gowda, and Emmanuel Ravichandar

Nov. 15, 2022

One of the most rewarding aspects of The Shelly Story journey has been collaborating with organizations such as the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI). SAAPRI is a non-profit nonpartisan organization…

40: Rahul Kay, CEO, Sukhi: Finding Mindful Happiness In an Increasingly Burned Out World

Nov. 8, 2022

The crux of The Shelly Story platform lies in "owning your own health," through healing practices beyond surgery, medication, cognitive therapy, and other traditional modalities. Additionally, it is all about untethering our…

39: Paris Prynkiewicz: On Strategies to Live Well Bipolar - A Crooked Illness

Nov. 1, 2022

Paris Prynkiewicz was diagnosed with depression at age 16, while her suspicion of having bipolar disorder was ignored by doctors because her productive life didn’t “fit the mold”. A few years later, she was hospitalized and …

38: Mrinal Gokhale: Author of Saaya Unveiled Reflects on Mental Health in the South Asian Diaspora

Oct. 26, 2022

With the publication of her book Saaya Unveiled , Mrinal Gokhale is trying to help break the stigma surrounding mental health, especially in her community. She joins host Nikhil on The Shelly Story this week to discuss the h…