Episode 24 – Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving - the farewell episode. A recap of our guests and their interviews over the last year and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the creation of this podcast.
Episode 23 – Christian Warta
Chris is an Austrian photographer, digital marketer & content creator who sees himself as a creative global nomad who loves the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. In this episode, he shares his story of falling in love and his experience with American immigration. The road may be bumpy but love has found a way.
Episode 22 – Mariama Whyte
Mariama Whyte is a singer, songwriter and all-round performer. The most challenging and rewarding role of her life so far has been that of a single mother. Navigating the choices between career and motherhood has been the focus of the last 15 years of her life. She has managed it with resilience, family support and an indefatigable spirit.
Episode 21 – Christopher Jensen
Christopher Jensen is a lawyer, entrepreneur and a cannabis advocate. He is on a mission to educate the public to the many benefits that can come from both medical and personal cannabis use. He is the CEO of a number of dispensaries under the umbrella of Mana Supply Holdings and is vigilantly exploring new methods/products to bring quality cannabis to those that need and want it.
Episode 20 – Brad Lamm
Brad Lamm is an author, teacher, and interventionist best known for helping people make life-enhancing changes. He is also the founder of Breathe Life Healing Centers. His personal journey through addictions has led him to become a formidable force in helping others overcome their own traumas and vices.
Episode 19 – Donna Lynn Hilton
DONNA LYNN HILTON is a highly effective creative producer. In December 2020 she was appointed Artistic Director, and the first woman named to executive leadership, at Goodspeed Musicals. JUST IN TIME FOR COVID!
Episode 18 – Max Chernin
Max shares a true coming of age story of transformation from a chubby red head with late presenting epilepsy to a stylish talented performer who is thriving and enjoying all that life has to offer.
Episode 17 – Angie Jones
How far would you go to "find your purpose" in life? So far Angie Jones has explored "car camping" and walked the Great Wall of China in search of inner peace. She's still searching but has taken time out to share some insights about her journey thus far.
Episode 16 – Nick Fiorito
Nick Fiorito is full of empathy and love. His journey from a malicious beating to global ambassador of good will is inspiring. His vision of bringing the message of empathy and action to young minds world wide is just what the world needs and we are thrilled to be able to share his story.
Episode 15 – Dionne C. Monsanto
Dionne Monsanto is a successful business woman, a mother of three, a dancer, and a God loving, Church going woman. None of which prepared her to handle becoming a parent who's child committed suicide. This may be one of our most important episodes.
Episode 14 – Jay & Joe McCarthy
Jay and Joe McCarthy, father and son. For anyone afraid of disappointing their parents and not being loved this is a shining example of how it can be and for anyone who’s parents didn’t rise to the occasion let this be a shining example of how it should be. It gets better!
Episode 13 – Teresa Diane Stanley
Teresa Diane Stanley has been blessed with the God given talent of an extraordinary voice. However, the thing that truly sets her apart from so many others is her indomitable spirit and ability to adapt the changes that life presents with a gracious and kind heart. Rather than a story of strife and tragedy this is an inspirational journey that chronicles how doing what you love, while being humble and kind, can be the most rewarding way to live.
Episode 12 – Porscha Flores
Porscha's story is a relatable one of a woman who's been trying to find her own voice since childhood. Having spent most of her adolescence rebelling against well intentioned parents who insisted that she follow their path for her life without "giving her a seat at the table" she ultimately manages to not only find her voice but become an advocate for the less fortunate. A story of self discovery, perseverance and understanding.
Episode 11 – Chris Singleton
After his mother lost her life in a racially motivated shooting in her church. Chris found himself thrown not only by grief, but by the responsibility of taking care of his younger siblings and trying to find a path to forge on with their lives without being consumed with anger or hate. Chris ultimately becomes a motivational speaker inspiring generations to learn to live in peace and love one another.
Episode 10 – Gregory Butler
Having everything means nothing if you loose yoruself in the process. Greg takes us on an incredible journey and thankfully comes out a winner. Don't miss this episode it could change your life.
Episode 9 – Tally Sessions
Tally is a dynamic performer with a glorious voice and a huge heart. His story encompasses a wide range of topics from his internet campaign in support of his friend Nick Cordero during the height of the pandemic, support of his mothers battle with cancer to how he supports his own mental wellbeing.
Episode 8 – Susan Warner
Susan is an educator, wife and mother. Her journey is a perfect example of the Yin & Yang of life. Though she has been blessed with a storybook marriage, career and loving family. She has still had to deal with devastating loss and personal trauma. Susan's is a story of acceptance, pushing on and not being defined by "social norms". She is living her best life and sharing it with us all.
Episode 7 – Sarah Spadafina
Sarah is a gifted and passionate physician, mother, wife and daughter. The challenge of juggling career and family is just the kind of challenge that she welcomes with open arms. However, the unexpected loss of her younger sister and grandfather on the same day has reshaped her life and driven her to be even more passionate about her family, living her life to the fullest and seeing the great unknown.
Episode 6 – Ann Arvia
Ann is an accomplished performer with an almost fairytale like story of her ascension to Broadway. In her interview we get a peak at the backstage. The real life struggle that the audience never sees. How she navigated health and emotional trials and arrived at a more balanced and peaceful place. A truly delightful interview that is both informative and entertaining.
Episode 5 – Andrew Forsthoefel
Andrew is a dynamic, highly acclaimed author of Walking to Listen as well as a public speaker and humanitarian. His drive to connect with the essence of each and every person he meets in hopes of better understanding them and his place in this world is remarkable and enviable. Andrew shares with us his views on interconnectivity, the human spirit and the support system that allows him to stay focused and face the world with an open heart and mind. Tune in for this enlightening introspective discussion.
Episode 4 – Jenny Mollet
Jenny is a young international performer in NY who has already faced some significant life challenges. In this episode, we explore how she is managing her life during the pandemic and her emotional journey as she wrestles with overcoming her father's passing and sexual abuse.
Episode 3 – Joe Calarco
Joe is an acclaimed playwright/author/director/educator. His experiences while helping his father transition during the pandemic have changed not only his relationship with his family and friends but also profoundly affected his outlook on life and impacted his work. This is a deeply personal interview filled with introspection and discovery.
Episode 2 – Michael Demby-Cain
Michael is a gifted artist that has enjoyed an extraordinarily fruitful career as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, producer and an enduring relationship of over 30 years. When his health turned and his life and livelihood were threatened, he found a new clarity and strength. Having survived, he has a wealth of wisdom to share about how to live, how to die and most importantly how to "show up" when it matters most.
Episode 1 – Matthew R. Meckes
Join Matt as he shares his journey through a devastating relationship breakup during covid, mental health concerns, childhood trauma and how these experiences resulted in him creating some amazing poetry and start a promising new novel.