Welcome to the Loving Wildly Podcast. We are Dr. Rohini Kanniganti and Johnny Daurio. We’re here to Fill Your Cup. Yes, really…if you’re a human who could use fresh ideas about wellbeing, along with joyful, raw, unfettered compassion that lights your toes on fire, then you’re in the right place. We explore living and dying with wildly healing inner intelligence.
Steve Jobs' final words were: “Oh Wow, Oh Wow, Oh Wow." Did he see "The Light" that is commonly reported at the end? It may be that death itself is a magnificent transition. But what about the dying process? Most of us are frightened of it.
As a Hospice and Palliative Care physician, I ask, “Who are the people for whom dying is peaceful and even joyful? What is going on inside them and around them?” I see that independent of spiritual faith, peace and joy seem to derive from a capacity to meet oneself and others wholeheartedly despite our circumstances, and moreover, to give and receive love freely. Amazingly, these kinds of passings are celebratory for the person and their families!
I get to bring "Oh Wow" to you through this podcast. I draw on decades of experience integrating medicine, the neuroscience of trauma and wellbeing, embodied mindfulness, Ayurveda, pranayama, yoga, laughter, compassion and teaching, to be an instrument of Wild Love. I am here to offer lots of easy to implement ideas, but mostly deep dignity and the presence of healing. We are all in this paradox of living and dying, together. We belong to each other. We got this, together!
Why play small? Oh Wow!
DR. ROHINI KANNIGANTI, MD, MSPH, HMDC
Rohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH, HMDC is a Board Certified Family Physician serving in Hospice and Palliative Care as well as in Integrative Psychiatry. Dr. Kanniganti graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and received a Master of Science in Public Health, as well as Medicine from the University of North Carolina and residency at The East Tennessee State University. She completed a fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. Known as the "Patient Whisperer" by her colleagues, she brings together the science and art of medicine, integrative approaches, mindfulness and loving-kindness to her work with people of all ages. She teaches well-being at every dimension.
She lives in Boulder with her family and is wild about nature, writing poetry, and dancing.
Johnny Daurio is a graduate of Columbia University, and has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is currently the Executive Director of the Grillo Health Information Center, a non-profit organization that has provided free medical research and cutting-edge health education for over 20 years.
Johnny has managed policy and programs throughout his career that delivered
comprehensive services to vulnerable populations. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer, and Associate Director of International Peace Corps Operations in Nepal, the Solomon Islands, and the Republic of Kiribati. In the State of Colorado, he has served as Director of Child Welfare Operations, Director of State and Veterans Nursing Homes, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation, Developmental Disabilities, and Aging and Adult Services reaching over 100,000 individuals and families. Johnny has served on the local Hospice Care Ethics Committee, on various
Boards and Commissions, and as President of the Columbine Spiritual Center Board of Directors.