Welcome to Conscious Compassion co-hosted by Charles Gray & Laura Darrell. This podcast will share stories of the different ways that people deal with low moments in their lives. How they manifest the drive to overcome obstacles and keep pushing forward.
A fluid space with media; poetry, music, literary readings or just plain story telling. Coupled with in-depth interviews of the storytellers so that listeners can learn, relate and be inspired.
Spend a few moments with us as we explore creative coping strategies for these chaotic times. Conscious compassion where we share because we care.
Episode 11 Chris Singleton
After his mother lost her life in a racially motivated shooting in her church Chris found himself thrown not just by grief but by the responsibility of taking care of his younger siblings and trying to find a path to forge on with their lives without being consumed with anger and hate. Chris ultimately becomes a motivational speaker inspiring generations to learn to live and love one another. This is a story of forgiveness, compassion. strength, hope and familial love.
Episode 10 - Gregory Butler
Greg is a gifted performer, teacher and devoted friend. He is also a man with a past chocked full of adventures, challenges, addictions and triumphs. This story bravely gives a no holds barred look at the good the bad and the ugly side of "being human" and relays to our listeners how Greg has reinvented himself and found the self love to make life truly worth living.
Episode 9 - Tally Sessions
Tally is a dynamic performer with a glorious voice and a huge heart. His story encompasses a wide range of topics from his internet campaign in support of his friend Nick Cordero during the height of the pandemic, support of his mothers battle with cancer to how he supports his own mental wellbeing. As he prepares to return to the Broadway revival of Company he graciously offers up a performance to round out the interview. This is a complete experience that you won't want to miss.
Episode 8 - Susan Warner
Susan is an educator, wife and mother. Her journey is a perfect example of the Yin & Yang of life. Though she has been blessed with a storybook marriage, career and loving family. She has still had to deal with devastating loss and personal trauma. Susan's is a story of acceptance, pushing on and not being defined by "social norms". She is living her best life and sharing it with us all.
Episode 7 - Sarah Spadafina
Sarah is a gifted and passionate physician, mother, wife and daughter. The challenge of juggling career and family is just the kind of challenge that she welcomes with open arms. However, the unexpected loss of her younger sister and grandfather on the same day has reshaped her life and driven her to be even more passionate about her family, living her life to the fullest and seeing the great unknown.
Episode 6 - Ann Arvia
Ann is an accomplished performer with an almost fairytale like story of her ascension to Broadway. In her interview we get a peak at the backstage. The real life struggle that the audience never sees. How she navigated health and emotional trials and arrived at a more balanced and peaceful place. A truly delightful interview that is both informative and entertaining.
Micheal Demby Cain
What an inspiring story from someone I Love and now know a little more about . . . well done 🤎🤎🤎
Inspirational Comfort Food for Thought
A very satisfying offering of compassionate uplifting material at a very opportune time in a world that is too frequently focused on polarization, division and strife. Don’t miss a chance to consider new perspectives in an enjoyable way.
I love this podcast and am always blown away by the guests’ perspectives. So many life lessons and strategies shared to get through life. A unifying podcast in a time of division; how incredible!