2/21/17 Episode 25: Shell Ramirez

Find out more about Soccer in the Streets HERE

Find out more about Soccer in the Streets HERE

It's a full-on pow-wow with former Opera Singer and Roller Derby girl, Shell Ramirez! :) I just had to write that. Most recently, Shell has been working with multiple child-focused non-profits; the most exciting one to me is Soccer in the Streets where she helps keep refugee kids active and focused. Shell shares her experience with social anxiety among adults whether at a party or simply entering a coffee shop full of strangers. Enjoy this honest and entertaining episode with my pal, Shell Ramirez!

Posting again- Listen to opening song, Demons by the Preakness at full volume on Spotify.

2/7/17 Episode 24: Michael Overstreet

Photo of Michael running Tokyo Maration. Used as cover of Atlanta Track Club magazine, "Wingfoot". Follow Michael on Twitter.

Photo of Michael running Tokyo Maration. Used as cover of Atlanta Track Club magazine, "Wingfoot". Follow Michael on Twitter.

Who Loves ya, Baby? Show yourSELF some love and get your sweet HEART checked out! February is Heart Health month and the ever-charming and suave voiced, Michael Overstreet, stops by to chat with ZNP regarding recent embarkment on a new life chapter, comfort found in cooking for others, the draw of worldwide marathons and mountain climbing, and how taking charge of his health lead him to a discovery of a family shared, manageable condition and he is Spreading the Word! Learn more about Familial Hypercholesterolemia at  thefhfoundation.org

Listen to today's intro song Demons by the Preakness at full volume on Spotify

1/17/17 Episode 23: Marnie Bell-Ferguson

Follow Marnie on Twitter.

Follow Marnie on Twitter.

Marnie's awesome essential oil carrier. 

Marnie's awesome essential oil carrier. 

KMD's good pal and star twin (April 19!), Marnie Bell-Ferguson, stops by to chat aromatherapy! Marnie's done a lot of research and found ways to use essential oils for everything from helping her middle school boys with their studies and enhancing restful sleep to concocting natural deodorants for home and family! Another tool in our self-care tool box! 

Stream KMD song Chastain to China performed with her band, Luigi at full volume on Spotify

Purchase today's opening track on CDBaby

1/3/16 Episode 22: Philippe Pellerin

Keep tabs on Pellerin's exciting new development, the Beacon

Keep tabs on Pellerin's exciting new development, the Beacon

Real estate developer and Spec E30 racing enthusiast, Philippe Pellerin, takes a break to pow-wow with ZNP about his journey from strip malls to historic preservation, how staying busy keeps him relaxed, and how speeding around a race track was love at first drive.

12/6/16 Episode 20: Shalewa Sharpe

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Join me as a follower of Shalewa's on Twitter!

In our 3rd episode recorded on location in NYC, comedian and lover of sweets, Shalewa Sharpe, divulges how she stayed focused through recent major life changes (both self-imposed and unexpected), the significance of her Atlanta taping of Stay Eating Cookies, and why certain tables deserve a round of thug passions… Find out more at shalewasharpe.com

11/15/16 Episode 19: Shonali Bhowmik

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Writer, musician, director, actress and best of all-  my near and dear friend since Fourth GRADE, Shonali Bhowmik, joins ZNP on location in NYC for a very special Thanksgiving episode!  We shed some tears; we talk the quest for sleep, baking, and exercise; and we share the most important comfort that has carried us from childhood to the present: laughter.  A special hour-long episode for your traveling needs. Enjoy!

Our first job. Rockin the 31 flavors at B&R.

Our first job. Rockin the 31 flavors at B&R.

Follow Shonali on Twitter and check out her pod with Christian Felix, We Don't Even Know.

10/4/16 Episode 16: Sean McMorris

Check out Sean McMorris original music at Reverb Nation

Check out Sean McMorris original music at Reverb Nation

It's ZNP's sweet 16th episode! and we're thrilled to share our chat with professional musician and co-owner of The Allergy Friendly Vegetarian, Sean McMorris.  Sean reveals his weakness for wedding cake and how Barnes & Noble has become his comfort zone. If not on stage, you can find him decompressing with his nose in a rock bio or Guitar Tech magazine. This is a reunion w/ one of KMD's drinking buddies from Back in the DAY. Lots of reminiscing and laughter. Enjoy!

Find out how sweet allergy friendly food can be! Follow The Allergy Friendly Vegetarian on FB!

Find out how sweet allergy friendly food can be! Follow The Allergy Friendly Vegetarian on FB!

8/16/16 Episode 13: Yellow Gray

Songwriter, vocalist and scholar of Maya culture and anthropology, Yellow Gray, shares a new song! and revelations that occurred upon discovering she was BiPolar and finding balance with the right medication that allows her to be her true self and stay focused on personal goals. 

7/19/16 Episode 11: Jessie Montoro

Sewing professional and tattooed goddess (imho), Jessie Montoro (Jess Johnson), invites us into the comfort zone of her mind where various characters (that sometimes come out to play!) bring balance and help her forge ahead when times are tough.

See more Jess Johnson creations here

See more Jess Johnson creations here

7/5/16 Episode 10: Shawn Taylor

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Find Collecting Obsessions on Facebook

Vintage collector, vendor and CEO of Collecting Obsessions, Shawn Taylor, invites Zen Noodle Pie to our first on location interview (so fun!) and shares some favorite keepers and how Alfred E. Neuman is a frequent companion in the quest for calm.

See photos from our visit and other referenced items on our Twitter feed and Facebook page. 

6/21/16 Episode 9: Kim Ware

Follow Kim on Twitter. Download referenced song, Cold in California, and more!

Follow Kim on Twitter. Download referenced song, Cold in California, and more!

Writer, musician, and taco enthusiast (that's just FYI- we didn't even touch on her intense love of tacos!), Kim Ware, talks morning rituals, importance of solitude and how she gets from nervous "forgetting the quilt" (school play reference) to confident- opening for the Indigo Girls with her band, the Good Graces. 

The Good Graces name and grace  tattoo memorialize Kim W's Grandmother.

The Good Graces name and grace  tattoo memorialize Kim W's Grandmother.

6/7/16 Episode 8: Chris Lopez

Writer/musician, Chris Lopez (the Rock*A*Teens), shares his experience with panic attacks, how he stays relaxed these days, and a bit of history garnered on a memorable trip to Cumberland Island (GA).

Hear Reckless Needs, my (KMD) duet with Chris, onSpotify.

Here's a link to the book (and great deal!) that really helped me in the eye of my own panic attack hurricane years ago: Women's Moods.

Follow Chris and the Rock*A*Teens on Twitter and Instagram

Follow Chris and the Rock*A*Teens on Twitter and Instagram