This week on Inner Monologue, we have Jeff Eduord. He is a passionate entrepeneur, founder of the company Flox, originally from Boston, fluent in Creole and inspired to be connected to many people. He reflects on his love of sports that brought him from Boston to Arizona and the tragedy of his friend, a very talented athlete, who he lost to violence. We discuss the concept of when one is not happy and you have to make a very hard decision to change your life and learning to trust your decisions and move toward making your life better. He talks about the love of serving others and having changes of heart in career direction. We also discuss the journey through the steps and growing pains of starting a business from scratch and sticking to it during the growth and evolution. During the path of entrepreneurship, some people limit themselves because they don't have the resources. We reflect on the voice in your head that says that you are going to fail and how to not give up and rise above the doubt, finding a balance in your life while doing what you love.
Jesse Davenport joins us this week on Inner Monologue to talk about losing her mom to suicide. We begin our conversation reflecting on how one deals with an anniversary connected to grief. Jesse talks about how hard it was to keep doing the simple things in life, while dealing with her grief. She shares the tools that have supported her the most in her journey. Through mindfulness and meditation, she has learned how to recognize stress and no longer let it control her life.
This week's guest on Inner Monologue is Trisa Summers. She opens up about the fear and excitement when we decide to find and follow our bliss, even when that means walking into the unknown. Trisa was a CEO for a financial services firm. She enjoyed her success at a job she loved with people she respected. As time went on, Trisa realized that something was missing in her life. She felt the time was right to devote more time for her family and seek out passing that fullfilled her heart, rather than her head.
This week's guest on Inner Monologue is owner and operator of Aloha Holistics, Matt Hunsaker. Matt is an Integrated Practitioner working with Chinese and Vedic healing modalities, which allows people to be more aware of their body. Matt opens up about his turbulent experiences in his youth, including drug addiction and homelessness on the streets of Detroit. He also discusses being given second chances in life, the power of community and the unlimited potential we find when we believe in ourselves.
This week on Inner Monologue we have artist, Lauren Lee. Lauren is a very talented and strong figure in the Phoenix arts and mural scene. She shares how she began her artistic life with the love and appreciation of photography and how the medium allowed her to look at the world with a different perspective. We discuss the concept that art is a powerful channel and the potency of the co-creative process between the artist and the creative idea. Lauren also opens up about her mental health, her reason for not taking medication and the journey of understanding one's own sexual orientation. She shares how the power of art can serve to help people find their true identity.