Live and Online: Expression Session - October Edition (Featuring SuperB)

On this week’s episode, I interview one of my favorite poets, the genius SuperB!

We really went deep on this one.  We even took a pause and just soaked in the beauty of where the interview went.  

SuperB talked about his origin story, creativity, connection, how he almost became a Catholic priest, and on pursuing one's dreams. 

I highly recommend you take listen!  Enjoy!  

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An Interview With Kovács/O'Doherty

What if you could hear outer-space? That is exactly what this week's guests, Kovács/O’Doherty, made happen!

I am so excited that I got to interview Tom O’Doherty and Kata Kovács, the creators of the Art Installation Signal Tide. 

Signal Tide is a sound and extraterrestrial radio installation artwork by Kovács/O’Doherty. It combines real-time signals from an abandoned satellite currently orbiting the earth (the LES-1, launched in 1965) with specially-commissioned music and sound.

 This episode is a must for any creative who has big dreams for their art!

Click here to learn more about Kovács/O’Doherty and Signal Tide.

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Love and Trust Your Body

This episode is an ode and love poem to our bodies.  We explore how we can strengthen and go deeper into our love for our bodies.  And ways we can strengthen our self-trust.

I share with you three ways your body is genius:

  1. Your Body Knows. Call it intuition or a gut feeling.  Your body often knows before your intellect.
  2. Your Body Speaks. Through our joys, aches, pains, energy level and other subtle communications, your body is communicating with you constantly. 
  3. Your Body Empowers. We have all heard that the mind can influence what we think.  It is just as true the other way, your body can influence your mindset as well.  

Plus, during this episode we write our bodies a love poem!  In the meantime, take a moment today to say, “I love my body!”   

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Bonus Episode - Live and Online: Expression Session Replay

This week is a bonus episode!  As a celebration of this extra Friday in June, I'm sharing a replay of last week's Live and Online: Expression Session. 

For those who haven't been able to attend, now is your chance!  

This week's Expression Session Replay Includes:

1. An interactive writing workshop. 
2. Experience the group poem that was created. 
3. Listen to the free write everyone created.

All replays of the Live and Online: Expression Session are available to Art Makes Impact Members. 

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Live and Online: Expression Session - September Edition (Featuring Paradise Khanmalek)

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On this episode of T.H.E. Celebration, I sat down for an interview with the amazing Sci-Fi poet and illustrator, Paradise Khanmalek.

This episode is filled with a whole lot of awesomeness. We touched on so many wonderful topics such as magic, colors, sexuality, race, delicious food, and delicious language. We also discussed breaking the third wall of digital visual art, as well as creativity and poetry. 

My inspiration level definitely went up after this episode, and I hope yours does too! Be sure to check it out below.

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Conflict is Good For You and Your Relationships

On this week's episode, we talk about how conflict is good for you and your relationships. It might sound familiar because, it is the title of the TEDx Talk that I am doing on September 9. 

On this episode, I give you a look into what I will be talking about and share with you an extended version of the research and content behind the inspiration that led to it. 

It is great for all of us to strengthen our relationships with those around us and with ourselves. Check it out below!

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Interview with Irene Sanchez

On this week's episode, I get the amazing opportunity to interview educator, writer, poet, and public scholar, Irene Sanchez, Ph.D.

During our discussion, we talked about academia, challenging ideas of meritocracy, and calling things as they are in order to confront them in society: including white supremacy, privilege, and power.

We touched on some true issues in this episode, AND we had a great time doing it! Check out this knowledge-filled episode below.

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7 Tips For Negotiating (That Gets You What You Want)

The power of negotiation. Did you know that it can be used in many areas of life? On this episode, I share with you 7 tools, tips, and techniques you can use for effective negotiating. We'll discuss how to negotiate in a way that gets your needs met, and successfully builds a positive relationship with the person you are negotiating.

And I'm not just talking about negotiating for money, a contract, or a job. But how do you negotiate when, let's say, you're on a road trip or going out to eat, or even when deciding on where to go on the family trip? All of this and much more will be uncovered on this episode. Check it out!.

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Live and Online: Expression Session - August Edition (Featuring Matt Sedillo!)

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On this week's episode, we feature an amazing poet, activist, scholar Matt Sedillo. 

I have been looking forward to this interview for a while! Matt is a genius and I promise this interview will blow you away. 

Matt and I talked about a number of things, including the tragedies in Charlottesville. We also talked about poetry, as well as his experiences as a writer.  Matt summoned up this interview wonderfully when he said in the intro, "Fuck Trump.  And here's why."

Matt also blessed us with 3 awesome poems, all of are brilliant and inspiring!  Be sure to check it out this week's episode!

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Creating Empowering Emotional Scripts...

Have you ever experienced an emotional script in your head? Emotional scripts are like mental movies that appear subconsciously, and they can control and influence our emotions and the actions we take. Instead of having it control us, how do we hop in the director's seat to change those thoughts around?

This week, I share with you one of the most empowering tools I've used in my life to deal with and tackle emotional scripts head on. I discuss 5 Steps you can use to rewrite the script in a way that is empowering for us.

Here's a sneak peak of the 5 Steps:

1. Notice and Voice.  Notice the behavior, the emotions, and/or the mental conversation and vocalize it.
2. Name the Links. Go within and reflect upon the question, "What have I linked to this action, behavior, person, or situation, on an emotional level?"
3. Get a Bigger Why! Get some emotional power by finding a WHY that is bigger than the obstacle in front of you. 
4. Create New Links. Intentionally write the emotional script yourself by answering, "What meaning and associations do you want this to have?"  
5. Reinforce and Repeat. Reinforce your intentional emotional script, and the empowering links you've created, by repeating this process until your new emotional script becomes your habitual response. 

These tools have helped me a long the way and I hope that they can help you! Check out this week's episode!

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