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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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Stephen G. Post - On Forgetting to Remember and Other Ordinary Miracles

Stephen G. Post - On Forgetting to Remember and Other Ordinary Miracles

October 19, 2020

Stephen G. Post – On Forgetting to Remember and Other Ordinary Miracles

Aired Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

Memory holds the entire universe and everything we have ever encountered in life. Graceful synchronicities abound—thread by thread, stitch by stitch, -step by step, we make our way. The landscapes of our heart are infinite and undefinable. We are a part of a mystery. Nobody really knows what biographical memory is. Is it physical or metaphysical? Perhaps like voice, it is both. Our voice seeks connection, and frequency is our link. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and best-selling author Stephen G. Post in a heartfelt conversation on VOICE memory, music, synchronicity, love, and the hidden mystery of human connectedness. What role does our voice play in memory formation and memory loss? What role do stories play in our inter-connectedness? Listen in as Kara and Stephen talk about his new book God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness. Bring your voice. Bring your questions.

For over twenty years, Stephen G Post, Ph.D., has spread the science of giving and commitment to the greater good across the globe. He lives and teaches the uplifting perennial message that we become our fullest selves by giving to others. The bestselling lead author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, Post is the founder and president (2000) of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love (https://www.unlimitedloveinstitute.org/), and the director (2008) of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University in New York.

To connect with Stephen G. Post, go to https://www.stephengpost.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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Tim Wheater - Experience Soulful Sound Medicine

Tim Wheater - Experience Soulful Sound Medicine

October 12, 2020

Tim Wheater – Experience Soulful Sound Medicine

Aired Monday, October 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

When we hear the music of Tim Wheater, something stirs deep inside us. Something powerful evoking emotions, stirring memories, and healing. This dynamic impact is the result of a lifelong journey, a marriage combining exceptional experience as a musician with a shaman’s knowledge of the healing effect of music.

Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and the award-winning composer, producer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist Tim Wheater in a heartfelt conversation on the healing power of music. Sound has a far greater effect on our everyday existence than we can even imagine. As human beings, we communicate with each other through sound vibrations. All sound vibrates with meaning. How can we use sound to enhance creativity? Improve concentration and tap into our intuitive beings? How can we use frequencies and vibrations to create a “sound world.”

Visit Tim Wheater at http://www.timwheater.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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Judy Stakee - It All Starts With A Song

Judy Stakee - It All Starts With A Song

October 5, 2020

Judy Stakee – It All Starts With A Song

Aired Monday, October 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

It all starts with a song. Our words create our stories. Our stories define our path. That’s why it’s so important to learn the art of storytelling. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Judy Stakee, world-renowned artist development specialist, in a heartfelt conversation on the power of the story. How can we hone our message and share it with the world? How essential are the songs in our lives? Is songwriting only for the talented few, or can you, too learn to write the soundtrack to your life based on your truth and your personal experiences?

Known throughout the industry as the “champion” of the writer and song, Judy has always held top honors as having the “best song sense” around. She has helped some of today’s most acclaimed artists find their stories and best utilize their words. Known for her work as Senior VP of Creative for Warner Chappell, Judy has signed and developed notable acts such as Katie Perry, Sheryl Crow, and Gavin Degraw and songwriters including Kevin Kaddish (All about the Bass), John Shanks (45 #1 singles) and Julian Bunetta (One Direction).

She is a songwriter in her own right, and her passion still burns strong for developing storytellers and teaching the importance of presentation.

Visit Judy Stakee at https://judystakee.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/

#JudyStakee #ItAllStartsWithASong #Music #VoiceRising #KaraJohnstad

Fiona Joy Hawkins - Healing Through Music In Isolation

Fiona Joy Hawkins - Healing Through Music In Isolation

September 28, 2020

Fiona Joy Hawkins – Healing Through Music In Isolation

Aired Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

Music is a universal language. It connects us without prejudice. Music gives us hope and lifts our spirits. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Fiona Joy Hawkins, a contemporary classical pianist/composer in a heartfelt conversation on music and healing. Learn how music supports us during this global pandemic. How we can stay in balance and at ease through listening. And discover what role music plays in connecting us to other worlds, including that of our ancestors.

To connect with Fiona Joy Hawkins go to – https://fionajoy.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/

#FionaJoyHawkins #Healing #Music #VoiceRising #KaraJohnstad

Nancy Aronie - Chasing the Truth with A Ballpoint Pen

Nancy Aronie - Chasing the Truth with A Ballpoint Pen

September 21, 2020

Nancy Aronie – Chasing the Truth with A Ballpoint Pen

Aired Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

Writing guru and NPR commentator Nancy Slonim Aronie joins Kara Johnstad at Voice Rising for a heartfelt conversation on finding your authentic voice. Author of the bestselling book, “Writing From Your Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice,” Nancy’s approach to creative writing is a path to healing the self. She shows us how to reverse the damaging effects done to writers in school, where red pens and disciplined grammar taught many of us to mistrust our natural ability as storytellers. Explore together how to honor your voice by developing a writing practice. Learn to write in your own rhythms. Discover how to find your personal language and write your own stories. Of course, not to be missed, how to hush those die-hard inner critics and unthaw from years trying to “be correct.” As Nancy says, “I don’t think anyone can really teach writing. What I know I can do is create a safe place for writers to write.”

Nancy-Aronie_Voice-Rising_OMTimes-Radio To connect with Nancy Aronie go to – http://www.chillmarkwritingworkshop.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/

#NancyAronie #WritingFromYourHeart #VoiceRising #KaraJohnstad

Annie Patterson - Rise Up and Sing

Annie Patterson - Rise Up and Sing

September 14, 2020

Annie Patterson – Rise Up and Sing

Aired Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

Annie Patterson is one of America’s premiere song leaders. She has been singing around the globe for over 30 years and is well known for her work as co-creator/editor of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and accomplished folk performer, jazz vocalist, musician, peace activist, mother and community organizer Annie Patterson, as they talk about the transformational power of music, the importance of raising our voices in the community, and the role singing plays in helping kids with learning challenges. In these challenging times, discover what key role our voice plays in the success of social movements and how we can use singing and deep listening to bridge the divides.

“Singing songs together can be a very effective and non-violent way to speak out as a community and can also help us listen better to each other so we can find unity and hope together.” Annie Patterson

For more information on Annie Patterson go to https://www.riseupandsing.org/

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/

#AnniePatterson #RiseUpAndSing #VoiceRising #KaraJohnstad

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