21st Century Vitalism
Episode 19: Mark Handler

Episode 19: Mark Handler

January 20, 2021

Sharing conversation with us this week is Mark Handler! Clinical psychologist, Tibetan singing bowl master, yogi, and a member of the association humanistic psychology and transpersonal psychology, Mark has a wildly interesting life story that we cover in some detail as it relates to the technology of singing bowls. Not only do we cover singing bowls, overtone singing, and his process of energy field assessment; we also cover the integration of "fringe" practices into contemporary medicine models, moving past empiricism, and the difference of extraordinary experiences over supernatural. 

You can find Mark's work over at tibetanbowlmaster.com to purchase his tracks or see his upcoming events. He also has a wide selection of cool videos over on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/MarkHandler/featured

Intro track is 'Ajna' from his website.  

Episode 18: Kacee Must

Episode 18: Kacee Must

January 13, 2021

In today's deep dive we have the wise Kacee Must from Citizen Yoga to help us illuminate the many aspects of practicing yoga in this current century. Coming from a largely philosophical approach we talk about integrating this ancient practice in our contemporary lives, what it means to be a yogi, and how we can make this beautiful path more accessible to people who may have been turned away from the more toxic elements of the community at large. We also take some time to explore her business, Citizen Yoga from it's value structures to it's new on demand platform (with a nice 7 day free trial by the way) and some of the core principles behind what she calls 'Alignment Yoga'. 

To get connected to Kacee's many offerings, head on over to citizenyogastudio.com or her socials @citizenyogadetroit. 

Her Ted Talk mentioned at the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfTQXy3GUH4&t=5s&ab_channel=KaceeMust 

Episode 17: Zak & What Army?

Episode 17: Zak & What Army?

January 6, 2021

Helping me kick off the new year we have Zak & What Army? joining us on 21st Century Vitalism. Performance artist, podcaster, event coordinator, musician, and international man of nonsense sits down with us to talk about the current socio-political-spiritual state of America and the importance of NONSENSE in navigating this upcoming year. He truly is one of the most magical turtles I've had the rare gift of meeting and I'm confident you'll feel the same. 

To stay in touch, check out his socials: @iamanonsenseman which hosts livestreams of his podcast and up to date calendars for his events and other in person shenanigans. 

Episode 16: Shannon Shine

Episode 16: Shannon Shine

December 30, 2020

Shannon is one of two folks who operates the Project Bring Me To Life Podcast Network, which is a hub of wonderful light workers who are all creating conversations on how to more fully align their lives with their passions. She's also a multi media artist who paints, crafts jewelry, and hosts meditations and healing containers. In this episode we talk about a whole heap of juicy topics such as her one on one coaching offerings, holding space, healing generational trauma, past life regression, importance of talismans, and her intention with the podcast network. 

You can find more about Shannon and her offerings directly at Www.shantasticshine.com

Or check out her biggest passion project the Bring Me 2 Life Network at Www.bringme2life.com

Episode 15: Ben Hogan

Episode 15: Ben Hogan

December 23, 2020

In this episode I sit down with good friend, Ben Hogan to talk about all things Saunas! This is the first episode that we dive into temperature related therapies and I'm sure it won't be the last. We talk about the benefits of using a sauna, the historical context and uses, the community generating aspect, as well as information on building your own! We also cover cold showers and talk a decent amount about the legendary Wim Hoff! 

Episode 14: Amanda Gilbert

Episode 14: Amanda Gilbert

December 16, 2020

In this episode we sat down with Amanda Gilbert of Happy Henna to talk about all things henna. We cover its history, the process of adornment, the spiritual and meditative aspects, use in self expression and self discovery, and her incredible work with creating spaces for women battling cancer to feel a sense of empowerment and coming home to their true selves. It was an incredible conversation that hits a lot of the marks that I aim for in the explorations of the show and if you want to get involved with her new non-profit, Henna Crowns of Courage, I strongly suggest checking out the website and supporting the Kickstarter initiative she has going. 

Links! 
https://www.happyhenna.com/
https://www.hennacrownsofcourage.org/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hennacrownsofcourage/henna-crowns-of-courage-created-by-amanda-joy-gilbert
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5cr0cAxlla9xaSnMFsJaPA/featured

Episode 13: Tony Geren

Episode 13: Tony Geren

December 9, 2020

This episode is all about conscious community building! We sit down with Tony Geren of Y-Not, an uplifting jam hybrid band out of Grand Rapids Michigan to talk about his efforts in creating the G.R.A.S.S network (Grand Rapids Autonomous Support System). We dive deep into the importance of creating networks geared towards building community resiliency, mutual empowerment, and skill shares. We cover his journey of beginning such a community, the structure of operation, the importance of decentralization, and how to start your own wherever you may find yourself. 

You can follow Tony's musical work by giving Y-Not a listen over on Spotify and youtube, they just released a new acoustic EP that is absolutely phenomenal!

He's also got a podcast, Tune In and Find the Others 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOU5ivoqLTn2iaWbQp9PnLw

GRASS Page: http://grasscommunity.weebly.com/
GRASS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GRASSCommunity (Livestreams available to join during COVID pandemic)

Episode 12: Carisa Holmes

Episode 12: Carisa Holmes

December 2, 2020

“The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.”
― Roman Payne

In this week's episode, we sit down with Carisa Holmes, creative coach, holistic healthcare practitioner, musician, and author. If each episode represents a theme, this one is 'Creativity'. We talk the process of building a relationship with the muse, unblocking ourselves when it's just not flowing, overcoming stage fright, the relationship between bodywork and creativity, the function of electronic music, and how creativity flows through all things. This is a powerhouse of a conversation and if you wish to take on the work of refining your creative impulses, I encourage you to get involved with Carisa's platform. 

Links!
https://carisacreates.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CarisaCreates
https://soundcloud.com/user-810480368
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWEbphEM6sdPynC_r033qAw/featured

Episode 11: Jose Guadalupe Jimenez Jr.

Episode 11: Jose Guadalupe Jimenez Jr.

November 25, 2020

Today's episode is very special as we're introducing one of the key pillars of the show, social activism! To launch this boat we sit down with documentarian and videographer Jose Guadalupe Jimenez Jr to talk about his newest work, Citizen: The Jilmar Ramos-Gomez Story which is a disheartening tale of a United States veteran being arrested and threatened with deportation. We also talk about his bi-lingual news publication startup, the nature of being undocumented, the psychology of Latinx communities under the Trump era, the evolution of immigration policy, and the sordid way that ICE is operating in the United States today. 

Check out Jose's bi-lingual journalism startup: https://www.candormedia.org/ for some top of the line reporting.

Citizen's Indiegogo campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/citizen-the-jilmar-ramos-gomez-story/coming_soon (Even a dollar goes a long way to bring this important vision into focus)

Episode 10: Gordie Morton

Episode 10: Gordie Morton

November 18, 2020

Gordie Morton of The Gallery Society joins us this week as we talk about event production, community building, online marketing, the music festival scene, the beauty of collaboration, hat pin trading culture, and honestly quite a bit more. The Gallery Society is an art collective from the Metro Detroit area that specializes in event production, merchandising solutions, connecting and elevating artists, and graphic design work. It's a really dope project and can be found and followed at @thegallerysociety and their website thegallerysociety.com

Happy 10 episodes, enjoy and be well!

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