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Episode 29: About growth and overcoming (vocal) trauma, with Elissa

I didn’t mark my calendar for November and December of 2019 with the to-do: “Re-surface and process my vocal trauma.” But that’s what happened. For the past couple months I’ve been riding waves of memory, joy, and grief as I’ve come to understand so much more about why and how I lost my voice at age 21. In this first episode of 2020, I’ll share the up-to-date version of the story. You’ll learn why my Dad found me crying in my childhood bedroom...

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Episode 28: About meditation, with Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher has taught 20,000 people worldwide to meditate, and I am very honored to have been one of the first. I met Emily back in 2011 when we were both starting our businesses, and since then I’ve been lucky to have her teaching, wisdom, and friendship in my life. In this final episode of 2019, join Emily and I as we talk deeply about the most foundational practice either of us has ever committed to: meditation. Emily shares why the barriers you think are keeping you from being a...

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Episode 27: About the winter solstice, with Virginia Rosenberg

This Saturday is the winter solstice, the shortest day of our year. So our resident astrologer Virginia Rosenberg is back on the podcast to help us look back on 2019, look ahead to 2020, and reflect on the power of this moment in time. In order to speak our truth during this season, we must be vulnerable. Yet it’s also crucial that we honor the progress we’ve made in this past year and celebrate our accomplishments. Even if we’re “not where we want to be” yet,...

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Episode 26: About our relationships, with Maya Light

My dear friend Maya Light is back on the podcast! Since the theme is Commitment this month, I knew all of you would want to hear more juicy stuff about relationships, etc. So I thought to myself: Who’s another ex I can ask to be on the show? Can I ask my therapist?? And then after laughing for awhile, I realized that giving you a window into my deep, daily musings with Maya would be the most open and vulnerable thing I could offer. As an event producer, DJ, energy worker, and writer,...

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Episode 25: About commitment, with Elissa

Holy shamoly, friends. I spilled my guts and shared my *truth* in this episode. In fact, this is the most vulnerable storytelling I’ve ever shared publicly. I chose the theme Commitment this month because it’s been my personal theme for 2019. And boy oh boy, I have spent the year understanding what it means to make a commitment. In this episode I share openly about the things I’ve been letting go of (hint: this has to do with habits around money and love), the new choices...

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Episode 24: About finding your people, with Paul Peglar

I met Paul Peglar in college when we were in “rival” a cappella groups across Los Angeles. Over the years we’ve come in and out of each others’ daily lives and communities. And today I’m connected to Paul through one of my most central communities: the artist collective called ECHT that Paul founded here in Brooklyn, New York. Paul’s superpower is bringing artists together in unique live experiences, and bridging the gap between artist and audience. In this...

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Episode 23: About building what you need, with Mary Clavieres

After Mary Clavieres gave birth to her daughter via C-section, she learned that there was nowhere to buy more pairs of the postpartum mesh underwear the hospital had given her. So what did she do? She started a company called Brief Transitions. As she built that business, she learned that being a mom-entrepreneur could be very isolating. So what did she do? She started a community called the Transitions Collective. Today on the podcast, I welcome my client and friend Mary Clavieres. Mary...

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Episode 22: About getting together, with Kevin Huynh

According to Kevin Huynh, co-author of “Get Together,” a community is a group of people who come together over what they care about. And community is a super important aspect of being human. After all, we’re social creatures who derive inspiration, support, and a sense of belonging from our communities. So what do you care about? In this episode, Kevin shares the personal history that led him to stop pursuing engineering and focus on community building full-time. Plus we get...

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Episode 21: About community, with Elissa

What does community mean to you? As we head into winter in the northern hemisphere, there’s a natural movement towards warmth, connection, and togetherness. But does surrounding yourself with other humans constitute being in community? I’ve asked myself this question repeatedly in the past decade as I’ve moved from Los Angeles to Edmonton to New York City to Tulsa, and back to New York. As we explore November’s theme Community in this first podcast of the month, I...

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Episode 20: About singing your shadow, with Stephanie Rooker

In honor of Halloween we’re going behind the veil... and into my lesson with my singing teacher Stephanie Rooker. I didn’t take singing lessons for twelve years after I lost my voice. For one thing, I felt estranged from my voice, but I also wasn’t interested in studying technique. What I wanted was to set my voice free. And then I found Stephanie: a singer, a teacher, a sound healer, and a holder of sacred space. What Stephanie has taught me is music medicine - how to sing...

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