Episode #147 — Numerologist Heather Schram

We believe we’ve been a pretty great podcast pairing from the get-go. But we’re only human and need validation. (Just between us, maybe a little too much validation. It’s kind of a problem…) So we’ve been on a constant search for reassurance that our partnership is what the world needs now. Every month, Luke scours the pages of the new issue of “Cosmopolitan” for a quiz titled “How to Keep Your Podcast Cohost Happy in the Recording Booth.” But so far, nothing has shown up. And Heidi constantly pulls up Buzzfeed to look for “15 Ways Your Podcast Cohost Is the One for You.” Oddly enough, it doesn’t come up in the site search. With conventional ways exhausted, it’s clear we need to look for cosmic validation. So we like to think it was fate that brought us together with our guest for this episode.

This week, we spoke with numerologist Heather Schram. Instead of speaking in general terms about what a numerologist does, she did individual charts for us, as well as analyzing how we work as a team. It was risky and could have turned into a “run before your partnership becomes an HBO crime series” situation, but after listening to the episode you’ll see there was a great pay off. We had a lot of questions for Heather, starting with how she got into numerology in the first place. In addition to her explanation, she connected how it helped her in her teaching. Yes, she’s also a teacher. So next time you think of your high school accounting teacher, remember that they have a lot going on in their lives outside the classroom. They could be numerologists. They could also be mixologists, etymologists, apologists, or cryptozoologists. In other words, they have a life outside of their students, so don’t think it’s weird when you see your kid’s teacher in the grocery store buying pizza rolls and almond milk.

We might have gotten off track, here. The point is that numerology helps Heather with her life and work, and she talked about how it could do the same for us, and for our listeners. After gathering our information, she conducted research and then did a write-up for us. Within that write-up was guidance on what our strengths and weaknesses are, and how we can use that knowledge to better our outlooks and our lives. And while we already knew that Luke quotes Rush lyrics too much and Heidi has a compulsion to make a Detroit connection with every guest we interview, Heather helped us see how our strengths and weaknesses complemented each other to help guide us into being the powerhouse team we say we are. (Also, it can’t be helped if so many great people have a Detroit connection — it’s only natural.)

All of this merely skims the surface of what Heather does and what she covered with us but putting a running list in this blog of what she analyzes wouldn’t really capture the spirit of her work. Her actual explanation does the job much better. But if you need help gaining insight into what drives you or are just curious to see what numerology is all about, we highly recommend having Heather do your chart. Not only will she reveal what the stars say about your life, she’s also offering a discount for Why? listeners. All you have to do is go to her website and enter “Why” as the promo code at the checkout for 50% off a reading. It’s a fascinating exercise and a great way to put off doing that yardwork you were waiting for a sunny weekend to do. Wouldn’t you rather learn how to go about your life in a more meaningful way than weed around your patio?


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