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Dec 25, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast is mythological storyteller, Richard Schwab. Our conversation begins with Rich explaining his journey of traveling across the country which helped him define what his life's quest. He traveled to uncover his gifts and to learn how to gift them.  Rich also  shares his journey that lead him to becoming a storyteller of folklore and myth and why myth within storytelling is important.

Dec 18, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast is co-founder of Rising Phoenix MHA (Mental Health Alliance), Ashley Holt.  Rising Phoenix is a local support group for people to find fellowship when dealing with stresses in life.  Ashley, a modern day southern vagabond, originally from Tullahoma, Tennessee eventually found herself here in Phoenix,Arizona.  Ashley shares her travels throughout the United States as we  discuss our appreciation for therapy. She also shares what inspired her to co-create this group, as well as the need for this type of support in life. We even touch upon what it would be like to be abducted by a UFO.

Dec 11, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast is musician, Alex Mullins.  Despite being a phenomenal musician,  we begin our conversation with a discussion about mental health.  We reflect upon how mental health issues are classified very differently from physical health issues within society.  Alex opens up about growing up with a sister who has borderline personality disorder and how his family responded to her condition. We also discuss the subjects of therapy, meditation and of course music. 

Dec 4, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast is visionary artist, Burgandy Viscosi. Burgandy is an accomplished painter, author and public speaker with a deep philosophical interpretation of life, death and the human condition. Burgandy always had the creative and artistic fire inside even at an early age. Her dedication to her creative expression solidified for her when a car accident and near death experience set her on a journey to bring back and teach what she experienced on the other side.

To learn more about Burgandy go to...
www.burgandyviscosi.com

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
​Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com
&
Entelechy Visions
www.entelechyvisions.com

Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  
To learn more go to www.cloudkickermusic.com

​Other Musical Contributions
Synphaera Records
www.synphaera.com

Ascendant
Meridian by Ascendant
purchase album on iTunes

Dec 4, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast is visionary artist, Burgandy Viscosi. Burgandy is an accomplished painter, author and public speaker with a deep philosophical interpretation of life, death and the human condition. Burgandy always had the creative and artistic fire inside even at an early age. Her dedication to her creative expression solidified for her when a car accident and near death experience set her on a journey to bring back and teach what she experienced on the other side.

To learn more about Burgandy go to...
www.burgandyviscosi.com

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
​Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com
&
Entelechy Visions
www.entelechyvisions.com

Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  
To learn more go to www.cloudkickermusic.com

​Other Musical Contributions
Synphaera Records
www.synphaera.com

Ascendant
Meridian by Ascendant
purchase album on iTunes

Nov 27, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast is Thanatologist, Suicidologist and founder of L.O.S.S. Team (Local Outreach of Suicide Survivors). Frank shares about the different classifications of those who experience suicide. He talks about his passion for helping Suicide Loss Survivors in their Trauma Recovery and what inspired him to create L.O.S.S. We discuss the origins of taboo that surround suicide, how contemporary society is working to break that taboo and the importance of understanding and accepting paradox.

Nov 20, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast we have psychiatrist, advocate and Medical Director of Onnit, Dan Engle. He is part of a team who are assisting in the psychiatric renaissance, working toward creating a new system that supports people in waking up via psychedelic tools. Trained in western medicine, he became fascinated with the art of medicine. He embraced all modalities as a sacred and integral part of health, which led him to a new perspective of traditional allopathic medicine. As an advocate, he educates other physicians about psychedlic research in order to build bridges for new perspectives in health, well-being and psychiatric care. He discusses the romanticizing of psychedelics in our culture and the misappropriation of plant medicine, considering that it reveals deep universal truths. He also shares about his dedicated Ayahuasca experiences, living in the jungle for a year and integrating back into western culture through a life altering dark night of the soul.

Nov 13, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue is artist, photographer and founder of LAR ART studios, Lanecia Rouse Tinsley. Lanecia shares how we connected on the RISE bike tour of 2012. Lanecia was the Project Manager of The Art Project Houston, where they create therapeutic art space and empowerment programs for men and women living on the street. Lanecia captures beauty in the mundane through photography, painting and ceramics while also taking captivating photographic portraits of people in her community. She is now a full time artist and art teacher where she also facilitates art workshops in her studio.

Nov 6, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue we have guest Stacey Barnes. She is the founder of a travel blog called Onword Journeys and Co-Founder of local Toffee Company, Goody Twos. Stacey and I begin our conversation by expressing our mutual love for photography. Stacey shares her passion for travel and how she loves finding special places off the beaten path that provide comfort for the body and mind as well as inspiration for the creative fire. She also discusses her experience in the modeling industry and how this inspired her passion for traveling. Besides being an amazing photographer and travel storyteller, Stacey also has a side passion for making unbelievably tasty toffee.

Oct 30, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue is photographer and tattoo artist at Old Town Ink in Scottsdale, Matthew Stella. Matt opens up about his first true artistic love, photography. As a self taught photographer, Matt took his time learning his craft with analog photography. Matt talks about his wild journey as a tattoo artist, becoming a tattoo mentor and our mutual love for comic artist, Todd McFarlane.

Oct 23, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue podcast we have writer and breast cancer survivor, Jenn Klein. She shares the powerful story of getting diagnosed with breast cancer in her thirties, as a mother, wife and advocate. She discusses the journey of how this experience affected her on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. As she walks us through the path of surviving through cancer, there is a strength and power in her story of coping with that reality, going through chemotherapy, mastectomy and handling the effects this had on her young daughter, her husband and closest members of community. We also discuss the after affects of having cancer on the body and the mind. As a survivor and now peer advocate, her story is a story of many and allows us to see how cancer can affect our culture in many ways.

Oct 19, 2017

Special Episode Addition- Bros In Pose is a men’s circle that allows men to be openly vulnerable as they discuss their concerns and fears in life.  Anton and Bryce were inspired to create this group in Phoenix after participating in a similar circle at the Tribe Family Gathering, a festival event in Joshua Tree. Bryce and Anton discuss how they met and their shared passion in creating a more conscious community involving their love for yoga.

Oct 16, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Bryce Saint of Item 9 Labs, a commercially licensed Cannabis facility.  After being eight years sober from drug addiction, Bryce tested positive for Hepatitis C. During that time, he received treatment for liver failure and Bryce began to suffer with many side effects from the treatment. He was hesitant to take any doctor prescribed narcotics for pain, due to his history, and then his doctor finally talked him into the healing benefits of medical cannabis.  We discuss the history of cannabis, its medical benefits and the importance of intention. 

Oct 9, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is author, Suzanne Young.  She is the author of eighteen novels for teens and adults, including the critically acclaimed Program series, science fiction novels inspired by the topic of mental health. Suzanne shares the many layered process of how she organizes and works on book writing.  We also discuss her series, The Program, and how it began as one book and eventually developed into six. We also reflect on how to deal with taboo subjects and what initially inspired her to begin to write. 

Oct 2, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Emotional Healing Coach, Author and Creator of Awaken With JP, JP Sears.  JP begins by sharing how he dealt with pain as a child through comedy. This tool eventually became a powerful piece in his work, honoring the magic in the moment of engaging with audiences. He also reflects on his college years and the realization  that the meaning he was seeking in life would not be found in that form of institution. We also discuss the power and purpose of having rites of passage through various life stages. 

Sep 25, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is photographer, suicide prevention activist and founder of Six Feet Over and Suck It Sucide, Kate Hardy.  Kate's journey started after the loss of her mother to suicide.  She recognized a need to build a support system for people dealing with loss from suicide and mental health issues. While Suck It Suicide is primarily focused on outreach for the creative community, the function of Six Feet Over is to help those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Their offerings include support for memorial services, clean up, funeral and additional services pertaining to the loss. This conversation delves into  a wide range, including the politics of prevention, how to multi-task passion projects, family life and how to ultimately find a balance in one's life. 

Sep 18, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is photographer, suicide prevention activist and founder of The i'Mpossible Project, Josh Rivedal.  Josh's project began with his one man show focused on the suicide of his father.  After seeing how his show created a space for people to share their stories of struggle, Josh decided to take things to the next level with the i'Mpossible Project.  The project is a blog and book series that provides a space for people to talk about their experiences with suicide, mental illness and other traumas.  Along with the books, Josh provides a multitude of trainings and presentations from anti-bullying to educational staff and faculty training on how to approach mental health issues.  You can also hear Josh weekly on his podcast, The i'Mpossible Project Show.

Sep 11, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is photographer, suicide prevention activist and founder of The Dream Project CD, Raela Marie Villanueva.  Raela discusses the origins of her mission with a dream about her younger brother, Jr., who had recently died by suicide.  The Dream Project CD uses music as a method to educate people about warning signs and how to reach out for help.  We also talk about Raela's personal experience with mental health issues, how one handles fear and how breakdowns can ultimately become breakthroughs. 

Sep 4, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is photographer, suicide prevention activist and founder of Live Through This, Dese'Rae Lynn Stage.  After surviving her own attempt to end her life, Dese'Rae was compelled to find others  who lived through that experience. In her research, she only found communities of those who lost loved ones to suicide.  She had a challenging time finding other attempt survivors, so she decided to locate them in her own unique way.  Her project Live Through This has collected stories from all across the country in order to put a human face on the suicide epidemic.  After meeting and speaking with an attempt survivor, Dese'Rae photographs the individual only moments after they share their story.  Live Through This is a profound artistic view and social expression that is changing the conversation around mental health issues and suicide by giving a voice to the voiceless. 

Aug 28, 2017

This week on Inner Monologue Podcast we have guest Dana Hearn, Loss Survivor.  Dana shares her experience of losing her brother to suicide about a year ago.  She shares the journey of grief and even the practical details that are involved in that experience.  We also discuss the expression of loved ones through the dream world and the messages and symbolism one can receive in their life after losing a loved one. There is a comfort one can be gifted in their grieving process by sensing the presence or message from a loved one they lost.  She also discusses the necessity of having continued support from others and healthy outlets even after several weeks following the loss. She also shares the power of ceremony on the anniversary date of the loss and the beautiful ritual she did to honor that day. 

Aug 21, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Horticulturist, Bill Artwohl.  Bill is the Lead Cultivator at a state licensed cannabis production facility.  We learn how Bill found his love for growing plants by working with a variety of plant types. We discuss the importance of knowing where your food comes from and the amazing health benefits from having a personal relationship with your food.

Aug 14, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Holistic Health Wellness Coach, yoga teacher and founder of Au Naturel Wellness, Lindsey Smith.  Lindsey and I begin our conversation by discussing the importance of food, making healthy choices and being mindful of harmful eating habits.  Lindsey incorporates yoga into her practice to guide people physically, emotionally and spiritually toward wellness. Her purpose is to help to support people to find and nurture their true authentic self to its fullest potential. 

Aug 7, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Dr. Jason McNeil. Jason emphasizes that being a doctor is his main profession however, it's not his true identity.  He believes there is great importance in life to feel like he is never working. Jason is a man of many passions in life including yoga, mountain biking and even harvesting agave plants to build and play didgeridoo instruments. Recently, Jason has found joy in silence.  Living on the edge of the Tonto National Forest, Jason will often hike into the wilderness by himself and sit in silence. This practice allows him to detach from the world in order to feel the depth of his inner consciousness.

 

Jul 31, 2017

his week's guest on Inner Monologue is photographer and co-founder of the peer support group, Phoenix Rising, Sara Tiberio.  Dealing with her own issues of anxiety and panic attacks became the catalyst to the formation of the Phoenix Rising support group.  After putting an invitation on Facebook to see who was interested, the first group started with ten people and has slowly grown into a thriving community.  Each meeting, Sara and her co-founder, Ashley focus on different topics or themes for group discussion. The group has become a beacon of hope by creating a safe place for everyone to share their fears, anxieties and hopes within a supportive community. 

Jul 24, 2017

This week's guest on Inner Monologue is artistic renaissance man, Steve Dukes.  Steve's first love in creative expression was writing, which he uses in his improve sketch comedy crew and stand up acts. However, he also practices yoga and meditation.  Our conversation starts with Steve's experience in the army where he shares about his time in basic training while 9/11 happened.  After the millitary, Steve discovered his passion for writing in theatre.  He found his groove in comedy writing after working for a traveling cooking show. It was through the cooking show that he learned about nutrition and holistic methods for wellness. Each avenue of his life was truly inspiring him and leading to one creative expression after another.

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