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Amy B. Scher - Discover the Truth About Depression and Reclaim Joy

Amy B. Scher - Discover the Truth About Depression and Reclaim Joy

February 22, 2021

Amy B. Scher – Discover the Truth About Depression and Reclaim Joy

Aired Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

If you or someone you know has any form of depression—from feeling exhausted or blue to not being able to get out of bed—you are not alone. Our current approach to medicine and therapy doesn’t always offer all the answers. Yet you can release the root causes of depression and reclaim your inherent joy.

Join Kara Johnstad and Amy B. Scher as they talk about the role our voice plays in shifting depression to expression. Discover how to take healing into our own hands. Understand the pivotal role of the body, mind, and spirit play in becoming our healthiest and happiest selves. Discover the truth about what depression really is and use tools to let go of stuck emotions like anger, grief, and fear.

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

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Muriel Anderson - Graceful Joy

Muriel Anderson - Graceful Joy

February 15, 2021

Muriel Anderson – Graceful Joy

Aired Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson’s evident joy of music, humor, and facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular, and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. An engaging performer, Muriel’s unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one-minute launching into a Beatles’ tune and the next, a Spanish classic.

Muriel is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her CD “Nightlight Daylight” was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine. Her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery. Join Kara Johnstad and guitarist, composer, educator, and Muriel Anderson in a heartfelt conversation on the transformational power music carries to heal our world and mend our hearts. Discover Muriel’s passion as an educator and how we can encourage and inspire kids to make more music and even, in some cases, turn their lives around and why it’s music that makes the world go round.

To learn more about Muriel Anderson, go to https://murielanderson.com

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Regula Curti – Same Planet

Regula Curti – Same Planet

February 8, 2021

Regula Curti – Same Planet: Uniting Cultures Through Music

Aired Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

Music is the universal language that unites people, nations, and cultures. As the world experiences a global pandemic, continued poverty, wars, systemic racism, climate crises, species extinction, and a mountain of pressing problems to solve, there are communities of people worldwide that are working on solving problems, raising consciousness, and focused on change. One organization is the BEYOND FOUNDATION, which helps musicians worldwide stay in contact with each other, collaborate, and produce songs for the planet. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Singer, Recording artist and Co-Founder of the Beyond Music Project, Regula Curti, in a heartfelt conversation on the role that music plays in raising awareness on issues of social justice, climate change, and unity consciousness. Listen is as Regula speaks for the rising voices of the planet. The mission of BEYOND is to live values like understanding, compassion, tolerance, and mutual respect beyond all cultures and perceptions of the earth. Music and voices weave the world together. We are honored to take this journey together.

ABOUT BEYOND:

Beyond music is an invitation based digital community for professional musicians, singers, and songwriters from all cultures and musical styles. It was launched in 2018 by the non-profit Swiss Beyond Foundation and co-founder Tina Turner. Beyond Music Vol.2 Same Planet is the second album of the album series launched in 2019. Vol.1 Same Sky landed at #1 on the iTunes World Music Album chart in the U.S. and Top10 on the European charts.

The new single release, CHILD SONG, is a radical call for humanity towards children and will be released in February 2021.

For more information on Regula Curti and the Beyond Foundation, go to https://https://beyond-foundation.org/music/

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Tami Simon - Being True to What Matters

Tami Simon - Being True to What Matters

February 1, 2021

Tami Simon – Being True to What Matters

Aired Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

How do we live following our most profound truth? Join Kara Johnstad and publisher, speaker, and visionary Tami Simon as they examine the role our voice plays in standing together and stepping up. What insights can we gain through tuning ourselves to voices that are compassionate and wise? Tami hosts a popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge, where she has interviewed many of today’s leading teachers. As the founder of Sounds True, a multi-media publishing company dedicated to disseminating spiritual wisdom, she has devoted her life to transformation and empowerment. She lives with her wife, Julie M. Kramer, and their two spoodles, Rasberry and Bula, in Boulder, Colorado.

To connect with Tami Simon go to https://www.soundstrue.com/

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Lisa Reagan - Shunia: The Art of Sacred Chant

Lisa Reagan - Shunia: The Art of Sacred Chant

January 18, 2021

Lisa Reagan – Shunia: The Art of Sacred Chant

Aired Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

When you are in Shunia, you can most easily access your Soul without all the distractions. You are still and receptive—you in perfect harmony. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Lisa Reagan, one of the founding members of the musical duo SHUNIA as they explore the art of sacred chant and Shunia’s new album release. Blending Sanskrit chants, Latin prayer, ancient poetry, and exquisite orchestration into a sound that feels both contemporary and timeless, Shunia creates a beautiful garden of sound where chants come alive. Co-produced by Shunia (Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson) and Grammy-nominated producer Jamshied Sharifi, the new album features energetic vocals and inspiring chant by both Shunia and Moroccan artist Hassan Hakmoun. Among Shunia’s passions is sharing the transformational power of chant with people worldwide by creating sacred music.

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer - The Gift of Poetry

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer - The Gift of Poetry

December 7, 2020

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer – The Gift of Poetry

Aired Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

Poet and storyteller Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer gets audiences to wake up and take on their creative endeavors. She helps people find poetry in their own lives and tell their own stories. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer in a heartfelt conversation on the voice of poetry Honoring our stories and stilling our insatiable thirst for beauty and truth by starting a writing practice. What makes a poem want to sing into the night? How can we let poetry unfold with ease? Is poetry medicine for the soul? Can we learn to bend into a poem and like a willow, surrender at its feet?

About Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Rosemerry co-hosts Emerging Form, a podcast on creative process.

She teaches poetry for mindfulness retreats, women’s retreats, scientists, hospice, and more. Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prarie Home Companion, in Rattle.com, and in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. Her most recent collection, Hush, won the Halcyon Prize.

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Fabrizio Pigliucci - Tales of Clay and Other Soulful Stories

Fabrizio Pigliucci - Tales of Clay and Other Soulful Stories

November 23, 2020

Fabrizio Pigliucci – Tales of Clay and Other Soulful Stories

Aired Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

Music is a universal healing force. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and film composer, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, peace activist, and dream catcher Fabrizio Pigliucci in a heartfelt conversation exploring the healing power of music. On his newest album release, “Tales of Clay,” a collection of soulful stories, Fabrizio invites us to reflect on humanity’s importance in returning to the central values of the essence of life. Principles such as simplicity, nurturing friendships, living more from the heart, and taking time to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Simple things such as singing together around a fire, sharing meals with each other, creating beauty, taking more quality time for expression and love. Do we carry as a collective a unified vision of what we wish for our mother earth? What life do we wish for our children? In a world facing a global pandemic, struggling with division, and on the verge of a massive climate crisis, Fabrizio Pigliucci explores with Kara how we can use music as a healing force and how by shifting our consciousness and making small changes in our life, we can experience a more peaceful life.

Throughout human history, we have used the succinct power of music to unite our suffering and mend. Mr. Pigliucci’s majestic masterpiece, “Tales of Clay,” is an invitation to come closer and name the things that we value so that we can prioritize them accordingly. His music and his vision for our world, give us newfound confidence that if we return to love and take more care of each other and our planet, we may just be able to usher in a new age of peace and prosperity for all.

Discover more about Fabrizio’s work at http://www.fabriziopigliucci.com/

Fabrizio has given his music as a gift to humanity as a free download on his site. Please donate graciously if you can. All donations go to creating more music for healing and well-being.

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Jacqueline Suskin - Every Day Is A Poem

Jacqueline Suskin - Every Day Is A Poem

November 16, 2020

Jacqueline Suskin – Every Day Is A Poem

Aired Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

Poetry isn’t a magic cure-all that makes adversity vanish, but it does summon the wondrous and sublime out of the shadows. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Poet Jacqueline Suskin as they explore the gentle, brave practices of living a poetic life. Learn the requisite art of slowing down. When we are surrounded by uncertainty and destruction, how do we sift through the chaos and find joy in simply being alive? Jacqueline Suskin has composed over forty thousand poems with her ongoing improvisational writing project, Poem Store. She has written over six books, and today we will be exploring her newest release, EVERY DAY IS A POEM: Find Clarity, Feel Relief, and See Beauty in Every Moment.

Get in touch with Jacqueline at http://www.jacquelinesuskin.com/

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Claire B. Willis - Opening to Grief

Claire B. Willis - Opening to Grief

November 9, 2020

Claire B. Willis – Opening to Grief: An Invitation to Turn Towards Emotions

Airing Monday, November 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

All of us at some point in our lives, experience loss, yet few of us are comfortable with grieving. It is hard to navigate the waters of loss. How does grief manifest in our lives? How can we integrate grieving while still carrying on with day-to-day commitments? The passage of time may be of some help, but time by itself is not the answer. It is how we “spend” the time. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Claire B. Willis, author and clinical social worker for a heartfelt conversation on grief and how we can learn to give it a voice. Co-founder of the Boston nonprofit, Facing Cancer Together Claire is a lay Buddhist chaplain, and yoga/meditation teacher specialized in oncology, therapeutic writing, and bereavement for the last 25 years.

Today she celebrates with us the release of her new book, Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace, which she co-authored with Marnie Crawford Samuelson. If our lives are to remain vital, our hearts have to stay open, for our grief is an expression of our love. Join Kara and Claire as we deepen the practice of embracing grief and holding uncertainty.

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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Barbara J. Hunt - Forgiveness: The Secret to Peace

Barbara J. Hunt - Forgiveness: The Secret to Peace

November 2, 2020

Barbara J. Hunt – Forgiveness: The Secret to Peace

Aired Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET

Forgiveness is like a superpower that hardly anyone ever uses. We might think we don’t need it at all, or it’s only necessary in extreme circumstances, yet discover how forgiveness is the forgotten secret to creating more health, happiness, and world peace. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and author, singer-songwriter, and coach Barbara J. Hunt as they explore how creativity and forgiveness are linked. Discover how, when we forgive, we make a difference in the world. And not only that, with a lighter heart, our voice is free again. Listen in a be part of a change in culture that co-creates a sound world.

Learn more about Barbara’s work at http://www.barbarajhunt.com/

To get in touch with Kara go to http://www.karajohnstad.com/

Visit the Voice Rising show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/

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