This week on Inner Monologue we have Jessica Nicely, founder of Winged Hope, a nonprofit organization which advocates against child abuse and domestic violence. Jessica shares her story of living through child abuse, her transformation from victim to advocate and how self awareness is the root to all growth.
This week I am joined by survivor, Charles McDonald. Charles brings an intense wisdom when telling the tale of his wife's suicide. We also discuss being held hostage by an addictive mind, how all of our control in life is confined by a hula hoop and the amazing drug that is adrenaline.
This week I sit down to have a chat with Dean Walker, artist and fitness guru. Dean and I talk about the humor of judging a book by its cover related to the people we meet, the benefits of a good diet for positive mental health & the need to create art, not for acknowledgement, but to scratch the itch of desire.
Zak Chipps returns for this week's episode to continue the saga of the 2012 RISE bicycle tour. What started with an awesome community event in Santa Cruz was quickly followed by disappointing guest attendance and participation with unexpected gifts. Zak and I reflect on the mediocre support in our home turf of Arizona. We also touch on the subjects of oral surgery, transcendence through gong baths and finding the inspiration, from the movie Lord of the Rings, to keep moving forward.
This week's guest in the ashram is Christina Tetreault, co-founder of the Commit Campaign. Growing up as a light hearted, positive, goofy kid with a love of show tunes, Christina's world was rocked after losing friends to suicide. She entered the pageantry world to use it as a platform to talk about mental health and break the stigma.