Monday, August 29, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 11 - Dean Walker - Health & Fitness








This week I sit down to have a chat with Dean Walker, artist and fitness guru.  Dean and I talk about the humor of judging a book by its cover related to the people we meet, the benefits of a good diet for positive mental health & the need to create art, not for acknowledgement, but to scratch the itch of desire.

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

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Other music by David Avatara.  
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 10 - Zak Chipps pt. 2 - Arizona






Zak at Arizona State Border, leaving California.
Zak Chipps returns for this week's episode to continue the saga of the 2012 RISE bicycle tour.  What started with an awesome community event in Santa Cruz was quickly followed by disappointing guest attendance and participation, but with unexpected gifts.  Zak and I reflect on the mediocre support in our home turf of Arizona. We also touch on the subjects of oral surgery, transcendence through gong baths and finding the inspiration, from the movie Lord of the Rings, to keep moving forward. 

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Other Music contributions are by Altrice.  
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At RISE HQ in South Scottsdale, Arizona before continuing the journey East.



Monday, August 8, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 9 - Christina Tetreault - Commit Campaign






This week's guest in the ashram is Christina Tetreault, co-founder of the Commit Campaign. Growing up as a  light hearted, positive, goofy kid with a love of show tunes, Christina's world was rocked after losing friends to suicide.  She entered the pageantry world to use it as a platform to talk about mental health and break the stigma.  


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


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Monday, August 1, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 8 - Krysten Aldridge - One True Love















This week I sit down with Krysten Aldridge of One True Love, a food truck out reach program for the homeless and less fortunate of society.  Krysten talks us through her extraordinary journey from being a food addict to being an activist.  It's a fantastic tale of irony, how one woman turned her addiction into a symbol of hope.

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

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 7 - Kelly Birg - Artist












This episode's guest is artist, Kelly Birg.  Kelly talks about her awareness of her own sexuality at the age of 12. While attempting to come out about it, she hid her true feelings for the next 13 years of her life.   Kelly shares her journey in finding her true authentic voice as well as her passion for art, her creative process and the freedom that comes with moving cross country.

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

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 6 - Steven Simpson - Survivor / Student










This week I sit down with Survivor, Steven Simpson.  I reflect on the slow, but positive transformation I witnessed in Steven during his time attending survivors of suicide support group.  He shares the awful  truth in his dark decent, and how a weekend of college debauchery took him to the brink of madness only to inspire within him the will to return to the light. Oh, and there is also talk of space squirrels with laser beams.

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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And don't forget to help support a working artist.  Help Meet the Sun record her first LP. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Inner Monologue Ep. 5 - Jill McMahon - Therapist









This week's guest is Jill McMahon, facilitator, therapist, and all around rad lady! Jill and I discuss how she fell into working with survivors of suicide, the culture of depression and how she prepares and processes an evening of facilitating 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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