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Today is the day you vow to follow your heart and not your fear. If only it were that easy! The Courageous Voice podcast chronicles international artists, creatives, plus a handful of scientists, and their stories of fear, courageousness and creativity. Hosted by singer, storyteller and self-proclaimed joy spreader, Chanda Rule, The Courageous Voice inspires us to share our voices courageously in spite of our fears through courageous conversation and community.

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Today is the day you vow to follow your heart and not your fear. If only it were that easy! The Courageous Voice podcast chronicles international artists, creatives, plus a handful of scientists, and their stories of fear, courageousness and creativity. Hosted by singer, storyteller and self-proclaimed joy spreader, Chanda Rule, The Courageous Voice inspires us to share our voices courageously in spite of our fears through courageous conversation and community.

    TCV - Season 2 Episode 14 Katherine Newell Okoji

    TCV - Season 2 Episode 14 Katherine Newell Okoji

    “It's not that you have to buy a bunch of fancy crystals or, activate the chakra. You could do all that, but at any moment can be a ritual.”
    - Katherine Newell Okoji
    Meet Katherine Newell Okoji, also known as the minister of love in the house. SHe is a ritual crafter. She is a spiritual leader, a speaker, a wife, a mom and interfaith minister, and she is a singer who started five vocal jazz groups! Join us for this sacred time where we discuss:
    - How ritual can change your life
    - Making magic with intentions
    - Power of Surrender
    - Integrating belief and faith traditions
    - Decolonizing our spiritual practices
    - Rebirthing the voice
    - Journaling
    You can keep in touch with Katherine at [minister.of.love](http://minister.of.love) on Instagram or on the web at https://www.katherinenewell.com/ and be sure to rate, subscribe and share.

    • 38 min
    TCV Season 2 Episode 13 Rebecca Stevens Walter

    TCV Season 2 Episode 13 Rebecca Stevens Walter

    "And so we adults have to participate...there's no separatist movement for children. What then becomes complicated about children's liberation is that adults have to be working for our own liberation as well. "
    Meet Rebecca Stevens Walter. She is a mom, a pastor, coach, wife, an intergenerational worship creator, musician, and children's liberation theologian inspiring liberation for all generations. Join us for this super informative conversation about accessibility in church spaces, specifically for children. Plus we get an audible "glimpse" at For People Media Ministries, her new digital platform that streams exclusively progressive Christian content. 
    In this episode we chat about:
    - Relocating and rebirth after divorce
    - transitioning into ministry
    - Intergenerational Worship
    - Accessibility in churches
    - Finding a spiritual life on the internet
    - For People Media ministries
    Keep in touch with Rebecca online and check out her music and ministry at https://www.rebeccastevenswalter.com/ You can also follow her on IG and TikTok @anewrebecca or on YouTube @rebeccastevenswalter. Stay informed about For People through  https://forpeople.media/ or IG @forpeoplemediaministries. 

    • 39 min
    Season 2 Episode 12 Charles Vincent Burwell

    Season 2 Episode 12 Charles Vincent Burwell

    “The work is not about the virtuosity of the ability of the player. It's about the virtuosity of the mind.”
    - Charles Vincent Burwell
    Meet Charles Vincent Burwell, the ultimate multi-hyphenate. He’s a composer, writer, producer, educator, vocalist, performer, dancer, world traveler, multi instrumentalist…and Skateboarder. Meet us in this conversation filled with story, humor, and candor as we talk about the many dimensions of artistic greatness and how becoming a multi-hyphenate has helped him build his creative career.
    In this episode we chat about:
    how to maintain a career in the arts today
    Being a multi-hyphenate
    pushing through creative adversity
    Dimensions of artistic “greatness”
    Continuing to learn and grow as an artist
    Redefining talent
    Keep in touch with Charles at www.charlesvincentburwell.com and follow him on Instagram @thelifeof_vince. Keep posted on his latest musicals at www.burwellandsasser.com. You can also find him at www.thecleveragency.com.

    • 38 min
    TCV Season 2 Episode 11 Rev. Yolanda

    TCV Season 2 Episode 11 Rev. Yolanda

     “And he just reached out and touched my hand and he goes, the world needs transgender ministers. And I was like, wow.”
    - Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes
    Meet Rev. Yolanda - trans femme, gender queer, actor, singer, songwriter, award winning performance artist, interfaith minister, and co-founder of a spiritual happening called Church with a Two Drink Minimum. Step into this joyful and authentic conversation that shares the story of Rev. Yolanda’s journey in claiming her trans femme identity as a sacred music minister. She tells her story through her spiritual practices, song, ministry, cabaret and theater with a passion to spread the word that spirituality belongs to everyone.
    In this episode we talk about:
    Personal evolution
    Claiming and reclaiming trans identity
    Interfaith and Non-dual communities
    Self love
    Queer theology
    Journaling through Songwriting
    A Course in Miracles
    Tradition and truth
    Plus, you’re in for a special treat! Rev. Yolanda shares a beautiful song, live, just for you, entitled, Love Divine. You can stay in touch with Rev. Yolanda on Facebook and YouTube - facebook.com/revyolanda and youtube.com/revyolanda. You can also hear music, get links to film and video, and stay current with her theater piece at www.yolanda.net. 

    • 47 min
    TCV - Season 2 Episode 10 Ingrid Marcroft

    TCV - Season 2 Episode 10 Ingrid Marcroft

    Ingrid Marcroft
    “Life doesn't make sense if I'm not helpful.”
    Ingrid Marcroft
    Meet Ingrid. Yogi, wife, mom, singer, creator, Reiki master and co-owner of Upper West Side Yoga Studio. She's also an interfaith minister and considers herself a wellness tour guide. Join us in this beautiful, vulnerable, and often poetic conversation about living a life of service and the challenges that come along the way. There’s tons of practical learning and a few practices you can incorporate into your daily living as well.
    Sensitivity Warning: Ingrid shares her abortion story early in this episode and also mentions miscarriage
    In this episode we discuss:
    Holistic lifestyle changes
    Yoga
    staying present to your feelings
    Being a new mom and a new business owner
    Abortion and miscarriage
    The evolution of a marriage


    Keep in touch with Ingrid and Upper West Side Yoga at uwsyoga.com.

    • 54 min
    TCV Season 2 Episode 9 Anana Johari Harris Parris

    TCV Season 2 Episode 9 Anana Johari Harris Parris

    “Your part of finding your voice is to be around others who are practicing sharing theirs.”
    - Anana Johari Harris Parris
    Warning: This episode contains a traumatic birth story. 
    Meet Anana, self care and community activist, mom, dancer, writer, content creator and founder and CEO of the Self Care Agency and the Sister Care Alliance. She is also the co-founder of the Wellness and Justice Group and the author of an amazing wealth of wisdom entitled Self Care Matters: A Revolutionary’s Approach. This conversation is full of gems so listen with your pens notebooks ready as we discuss self care and strategies for wellness. In this conversation we chat about:
    Self care as a form of social justice Participation vs perfection Being in proximity to what you need Knowing the difference between needs and wants Finding community in sisterhood Speaking up for yourself  
    Keep in touch with Anana and get more info on her workshops, books, consultations, and more at selfcareagency.com as well as ananajohari.com. Follow her personal journey on IG @ananajohariharrisparris
    #selfcarerevolution
    #needsand wants
    #communityofsisters
    #selfcareagency
    #strategicwellness
    #artisticselfcare

    • 37 min

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