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.
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.
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.
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.