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Dec 26, 2016

It's the final episode of the year! This week on Inner Monologue, Sharon Stelluto and Thomas Brown sit down to talk about the first year of podcasting out of their home. They discuss the intention behind preparation for guests and Sharon's process creating illustrations for each episode. They also share the depth of Thomas' growing pains as a host and the hilarious, raw, authentic openess of co-creating a project together in partnership and creativity.

Dec 19, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is owner and operator of Move Tribe, Katherine Howard. She shares the origins of her vision for Move Tribe, a passion project of teaching movement classes to embrace your body and gain confidence. Her inspiration is to make dance movement more accessible to all. We discuss physical limitations and mental limitations such as fears and anxieties in the freedom of movement. We share how we can hold ourselves back and give up on our passions through our own limitations. She also shares her experience of living the dream in New York City as a dancer and the realities she faced in the big apple with the pressures of body image and her healing journey to love her form.

Dec 12, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Keena Jones, Language and Historian Technician. She shares her experience of devastating grief after her mother's death. She uncovers the journey of the four years where she fell into a dark depression. We discuss the realizations she had to make conscious decisions to heal and bring joy back into her life. She reflects on the tools she acquired in learning meditation and other alternative methods. It wasn't until a Pacific Northwest road trip where she discovered a transcendental ceremony that allowed her to finally revive her happiness.

Dec 5, 2016

This week on Inner Monologue podcast we have yoga teacher, Anton Mackey. He shares his journey of yoga and meditation and how to bring these tools into your life to ease stress. We discuss the importance of being conscious of how you communicate and the power to affect others with your words. We also reflect on the concept of compassion and the value this trait brings to understanding other people's journeys, as well as men's role in reclaiming the masculine archetype in this day and age.

Nov 28, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Desert Canvas Co-Founder, Caitlin MacMurtrie.  She is a biology student from Austin,Texas who found a love for mountain climbing in Arizona. Caitlin and I discussed her role in building Desert Canvas, an organization that builds community through workshops and music festivals. She expands on her experience and passion for music festivals and how the creative collaborative atmosphere of Burning Man inspired her passion for Desert Canvas.

Nov 21, 2016

Frances discusses her journey through grief of losing her step son to suicide. She shares how she wouldn't trade the experience of knowing her step son for the removal of pain from her loss. We also speak about the growth that occurs in intimate relationship after a shared grieving experience of the loss of a child.  She also discusses how the loss has shaped her personality to include more introspection, emotional self-awareness and healthy daily practices.

Nov 14, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is the owner and operator of video production company Creatista, Scott Griessel. We begin by discussing the value of going on a long, adventurous quest as a transitional point in life to open your eyes to a new way of being, giving up parts of the self to gain a different awareness. Scott also shares the experience of creating a documentary film of a group who walked across the country as he lived and journeyed, long term, along side them in an intense and intimate manner. We also discuss the varied art forms that he continues to engage in with his business in photography and film, as he emphasizes the importance that all of life is art and creative expression.

Nov 7, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue podcast is Executive Director of Sonoran Prevention Works, Haley Coles. Haley opens up about her history with heroin dependency and her journey to sobriety. She shares how her quest to help others began after working at the Tacoma Needle Exchange in Washington state. Since then she has worked on reforming policy, conducting overdose prevention training and advocating the importance of understanding the origins of the addiction.

Oct 31, 2016

This week on Inner Monologue podcast is Shamanic practitioner and spiritual mentor, Evfa Cerises. We discuss the value of being a joyful presence in the world while bringing the true you through any job or service you offer. She reflects on shamanism and the importance of personal power and having a daily spiritual practice. We also cover the personal responsibility you have with the type of thoughts you are creating in your mind on a regular basis and the intentions you bring to your life.

Oct 24, 2016

This week's guest on the Inner Monologue podcast is Social Worker, Jeannette LaChappelle.
Jeannette shares her story as a recovering person who was born to a heroin addicted mother. She spent her early years in the foster care system and discusses the story of her journey in recovery. She reflects on the influence that Native American spirituality had on her healing path. This led to her process of becoming a social worker who found inspiration through her life experiences to help others.

Oct 17, 2016

This week's guest on the RISE podcast, Inner Monologue, is Wellness Director and Strength Coach, Brandon Day. We talk about Brandon's evolutionary path as an athlete. He shares his experiences playing in Footbal National Championship and making the cover of Sports Illustrated. Brandon shares the story of his ungraceful transition into life after football and how he started a journey to becoming a kinesiologist.

Oct 10, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is intuitive advisor, Amy Solara of Witch Yoga. Amy and I begin our conversation with her preparation for motherhood and a frightening complication at the beginning of her pregnancy which lead to a discussion of the after life and reincarnation. Amy also shares how an evangelical Christian upbringing lead her to a love for the magic of mythology and how a synchronistic experience with wolves at a wildlife rescue lead her on the Wiccan path.

Oct 3, 2016

This week's episode of Inner Monologue, we have Parisa Eshrati , music interviewer/blogger and founder of Trial and Error Collective. We discuss the love of music, how it connects us all and the role that plays in mental health. We reflect on how to get out of a rut and change up your projects and passions in life. We also delve into the world of transformational festivals and visionary culture, getting real about the true reality behind the whole scene.

Sep 26, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Kim Evans, success coach. Kim was first introduced to the idea of being a holistic coach while growing up with her mother who dealt with mental health problems. We discuss the importance of learning to navigate one's mind and how to use learned and personally developed body and mind techniques to help people know themselves. We also reflect on the significance and power in understanding our own personal story.

Sep 19, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is the return of Zak Chipps. Zak and I continue the dialogue of our 2012 cross-country bicycle adventure for suicide awareness and the healing power of art. We share the point in our journey, where we entered Colorado. Our story begins with an interesting encounter with state law enforcement. We also talk about meeting Eleanor Hamm, the director of a crisis center in the town of Pueblo, gong meditations and the beginning of Zak's love affair on the tour.

 

Sep 12, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Executive Coach, Rebecca Glenn. Rebecca was inspired to become an Executive Coach by the authentic and vulnerable conversations she engaged in with strangers during a cross country walk. We also discuss the importance of practice and how she teaches people to discover their habits in order to gain self awareness.

Sep 5, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Biochemist, David Oney. David and I begin by discussing the importance of supporting your partner's passion. We also talk about the power of laughter, his love of comedy and how his work in biochemistry links to understanding emotion.

Aug 29, 2016

This week's guest on the RISE podcast, Inner Momologue, is intuitive and holistic practitioner, Celeste Burruel. Celeste is the owner of Mystic Zen Wellness. We begin by discussing the challenge in juggling the two different worlds of a professional job and a professional passion practice. We reflect on the concept that we all wear masks that fit roles in our various environments and we also discuss the importance that chaos can play in our lives by helping us to grow.

Aug 22, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Dean Walker. Dean returns to the show to go deeper into his experience of losing loved ones and how it shaped his life. Dean begins by sharing his experience in losing his half brother when he was a child and how the loss and his father's reaction affected him. He also discusses the loss of a close friend and losing his baby niece to SIDS.

Aug 15, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is transformational teacher, Nicole Ballantyne. Nicole's mission as a transformational teacher is to help others find their purpose in life. We also learn about her spiritual awakening in Hawaii that inspired her to quit her job as a registered nurse. She then continued her education at the University of Sedona which led her to teach empowerment workshops and meditations for women.

Aug 8, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Beau Ash, ex-military turned yogi Cross Fit trainer.  He discusses his story of upbringing and determining his life's direction, joining the military and what that taught him in shaping his perspective in life.  Later in his journey he found the path of yoga and shares how that helped him in self discovery, as a teacher, a man and in handling his own mindfulness and physical health.  We also discuss the profound moments in life when you take a chance and make enormous changes and how that can shape your future.  Beau offers a representation as a much more masculine version of the mainstream yogi path.

Aug 1, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Cheyenne Gaines. Cheyenne shares her honest, compassionate and raw journey with depression at a young age. With the support of her mother, she exposes what it was like to grow up with depression and rage and how to seek help to manage it all. We discuss what it was like to handle the changes one goes through in puberty and high school and how to manage that intense period of life.  She shares her story of triumph in finding ways to live with mental health issues and seeking natural medicine modalities to support her depression and state of mind.

Jul 25, 2016

This week's episode of the RISE podcast, Inner Monologue is with activist & teacher, Adam Morales.  As a Hispanic youth, Adam talks about noticing inequality between cultures. He also talks about the importance of education, the necessity of family and the need to create.

Jul 18, 2016

This week on the RISE podcast, Inner Monologue, we have friend and confidant, Shannon Scutari. She discusses the ever evolving journey of parenthood. We have an esoteric conversation about growth through suffering, breaking unhealthy behavioral cycles and how to build new positive habits.

Jul 11, 2016

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is friend and personal wizard, Shawn Daukarus. Shawn and I met in film school in 2007 and was a grounding anchor for me during my cross country bicycle tour of 2012. Shawn's journey begins with an existential crisis at the age of 10. Eventually his love for eastern philosophy and his martial arts practice led him to the power of awareness.

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