I have found that the best way to heal is to tell the truth of my own story and that the best way to help is to listen to another’s truth. Speaking our stories sets us free. Alive & Kicking is a podcast where I talk to people about their path of waking up to the truth of who they really are, what they really want and why they came here. What we learn is that the breakdowns we experience aren't failures; they're accelerators to the breakthroughs. And, what we thought of as our disasters was later revealed as our deliverance. When we willingly step into the open space of real and vulnerable dialogue, healing becomes possible for us all.
Interview with Majid Zafer | Awakening through Intentional Upleveling
After achieving the financial goals he set for himself by the time he was in his late 20s, Majid Zafer was looking at very early retirement. But the feeling he was chasing through accomplishment was fleeting, leaving him questioning everything he believed about life and success. Thus began his spiritual journey to live a purpose-filled life.
Interview with Sarah Starnes | Awakening with Nature
Despite growing up in the suburbs, Sarah Richelle Starnes describes her formative years as wild, feral and imbued with nature. Her immersive relationship with the natural world expresses itself in myriad ways from her approach to her own education, the wisdom of the body, the power of animals to heal, an all-encompassing curiosity, a compassion for all life and the beat of her own drum.
Sarah has been offering yoga, sound journeys, integrative bodywork, energetic balancing and trauma healing for over twenty years around the world. Some of Sarah’s passions include soaking in hot springs, acro yoga, teaching yoga with animals, slacklining, aerial arts, dancing, training horses, foraging, mushroom hunting, cooking nourishing food, and making plant medicines. She shares alignment-focused practices and transformational experiences in a variety of forms. Sarah’s teaching style embodies her playful nature and deep desire to help humanity heal and connect with the strength and beauty within.
You can find Sarah's work at https://linktr.ee/sarahnatureyoga
Interview with Kay Eck | Awakening Through the Creative Process
In celebration of the release of her second book Dear Human (available now) , Kay invites Ashley Livingston to ask her the questions she's been asking the Alive & Kicking guests.
Kay Eck is the author of Dear Human and Divorce: A Love Story. For more info, please visit kayeck.com
Buy Dear Human here:
Interview with Todd Fink | Awakening Through Inquiry and Annihilation
Growing up poor but delightfully untethered, Todd Fink's most memorable educational and spiritual experiences happened in nature. It was there, in nature, that the seeds were planted for his unique approach to inquiry and understanding which views every issue and idea through three lenses -- the artistic, the scientific and the mythological. In his work, including the Kind Mind Podcast and a new book, he draws from a deep well of curiosity in order to explore timeless topics concerning the human condition. Often that exploration takes him straight into the heart of his own tenuous existence.
Connect with Todd below:
Host of the Kind Mind podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/684aK4V6c2t0mfzEMgOdEr
Co-founder of The Giving Tree Band: https://www.facebook.com/thegivingtreeband
"Beauty is in the Brain of the Beholder" | TEDx Talk:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLcgAGo-xvQ
Interview with Taylor Godfrey | Awakening to Trauma, The Human Experience, and Spiritual Communities
Growing up on an enlivened farm with her grandparents as guardians, no set religion other than cycles of nature, Taylor Godfrey's life was unconventional from the start. An early connection to her surroundings helped form an acute awareness of life itself. When intuition implored her to process her earlier years of sexual abuse, she had no other choice but to be with her trauma and catalyze her journey into one of healing and honoring the human experience.
Taylor is a writer of healing and the spiritual path. She is a shamanic energy medicine practitioner and life doula. Currently writing a memoir and a collection of essays, she can be found at:
Interview with Dack Quigley | Awakening to Divine Potential
Dack Quigley had an unconventional, some would say near perfect, upbringing. His parents urged him to do whatever he wanted to do, celebrated his every choice and loved him unconditionally. As a result, success came easily to him -- lucrative career, committed relationship, home on the beach in Hawaii and plenty of friends. He had "won the game". But the question that gnawed at him -- Is this all there is? -- propelled him on a search for a higher purpose.
Beautiful and meaningful conversations
In a world of a lot of people wearing masks, this podcast offers a unique and refreshing perspective with a permission slip to remove our mask and look within to understand our story. Beautiful and meaningful conversations that truly resonate!
It is so powerful to hear stories about awakening, resilience, and living intentionally in the midst of chaos and struggle. Kay is deeply inspiring and humble. Beautiful podcast.
Intelligent & Soulful Interviews
Kay has intelligent and soulful interviews with people who have overcome and then thrived after major life-challenges. They become the victors, heroes and authors to the ending of their own story. Listening to people’s stories of awakening to their inner-knowing help me on my path. Kay is a talented, empathetic and gifted interviewer. Give it a listen! Thank you Kay.