Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 21 - Alexus Choppi - Overcoming Grief Through Service of Others

















Our guest for this week's episode on Inner Monologue is friend, survivor, and support group facilitator, Alexis Choppi. Alexis shares the story of her brother, Mike's suicide.  We also discuss getting stuck in the "What if?" mental loop, the evolution of her healing process and becoming a facilitator for a support group.

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com

All Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  
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Other music contributors for this episode by Slidecamp.  

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 20 - Sue Berghaus - Survivor / Facilitator














This week's guest on Inner Monologue is survivor and facilitator, Sue Berghaus.  Sue shares her healing journey after the loss of her son, Chris.  We also discuss her transition from group participant to support group facilitator and working to bring awareness to veteran suicide.

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com

All Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  
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Other music contributors for this episode by Slidecamp.  

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep 19 - Eric Booker - Artist







This week's guest on Inner Monologue is artist, Erik Booker.  Erik and I bond over our love for comics and all things nerd related.  Erik shares what it was like to grow up with two moms, and his experience as a terrible student in art school living in San Francisco. We also discuss the creation of his blog, "Pixel Drunks", and the evolution of the style of his pixel paintings.

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com

All Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 18 - Ken Heintzelman - Difference Between Fact & Truth In Myth & Religion
















This week's guest on Inner Monologue is minister of Shadow Rock United Church of Christ, Ken Heintzelman.  Ken and I discuss The diversity within Christianity including the difference between fact and truth. We also reflect on the need for rite of passage and what attributes are important to be a good counselor.

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com

All Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  
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Other music contributors for this episode by Slidecamp.  

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 17 - Steve Schiro - Survivor of Suicide & Mental Health Advocate













This week's guest  is survivor and mental health advocate, Steve Schiro.  Steve shares his journey of advocacy and how it helped his healing process after the death of his son.  We also discuss the importance of having an informed community, being honest with our youth, and the power of self-awareness in mental health.

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com

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

Other music contributors for this episode by Slidecamp.  

To hear more go to www.slidecamp.com

Monday, October 3, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 16 - Jessica Packard - Performance Artist













Champagne skirt diva, red carpet dress and everything from steam punk to pop music themes, this week's guest on Inner Monologue is performance artist, Jessica Packard.  Jessica shares her journey to becoming the performer she is now, from the discovery of her passion at Bonaroo Music Festival, friendly fire mishaps with a hula hoop and finding community in the southwestern desert through the love of feathers.   

To learn more about Jessica got to www.jessicapackard.com

Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com

All Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  

To learn more go to www.cloudkickermusic.com


Monday, September 26, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 15 - Chris Papayoti - Losing a Spouse to Suicide














This week's guest on Inner Monologue is occupational therapist, Chris Papayoti.  Chris talks about the trauma in losing his wife Heather to suicide. He shares how his wife's death inspired his passion for activism in suicide awareness and prevention.  We also discuss the phenomenon of cosmic giggles, those synchronistic clues that remind us we are on the right path.


Illustration by Sharon Stelluto.  
Learn more about Sharon at www.sharonstelluto.com

All Music in this podcast is provided by Cloudkicker.  

To learn more go to www.cloudkickermusic.com