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Operation Podcast presents Ruben Rojas, a Los Angeles based artist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE.

Live Through Love is a way of life. Living through love is an active choice from the heart. It may be much easier to live in gloom and act from fear, but when you live through love, life is so much more beautiful. 

If you’re seeking a change in perspective and want more love in all areas of your life, this is for you. Tune in to join the movement and learn how to LIVE THROUGH LOVE!

Live Through Love with Ruben Rojas Operation Podcast

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Operation Podcast presents Ruben Rojas, a Los Angeles based artist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE.

Live Through Love is a way of life. Living through love is an active choice from the heart. It may be much easier to live in gloom and act from fear, but when you live through love, life is so much more beautiful. 

If you’re seeking a change in perspective and want more love in all areas of your life, this is for you. Tune in to join the movement and learn how to LIVE THROUGH LOVE!

    Turning Up Your Inner Wattage Through Meditation and Mindfulness with Jesse Israel

    Turning Up Your Inner Wattage Through Meditation and Mindfulness with Jesse Israel

    Join in our special 100th episode as we unlock the secrets to harnessing our inner power with the inspirational Jesse Israel, founder of The Big Quiet. Together, we unravel how love serves as a catalyst for tapping into our untapped potential and how we can all channel our energy to contribute our greatest gifts to the world. Jesse brings a wealth of experience and insight into cultivating a culture of love, sharing practical tools and practices that enable us to turn up our inner wattage and step into our most authentic selves.
    Jesse joins Ruben to tackle the complexities of authenticity, both in the personal journey and in the delicate art of parenting. The conversation explores the importance of peeling back the layers we accumulate over time to rediscover the purity we are born with. We also delve into the power of modeling self-love and respect for our children, demonstrating the profound influence parents have on their child's development and the value of maintaining their innate curiosity and innocence.
    Finally, this episode takes you on a transformative journey through personal energy, emotional resilience, and the challenges of modern connectivity. We reflect on the importance of creating space for morning mindfulness, away from the digital world, and how systems and discipline can coexist with instinct to foster growth and self-leadership. So, whether you're seeking to reignite your childhood passions or simply aiming for a more mindful start to your day, tune in for a conversation that's sure to inspire and empower.
    How does Jesse live through love? “A life of love is a life of really living in the embodiment of who we are and who we're on this earth to be, and living that not just because it feels good, not just because it is our purpose and who we are, but because living who we are, living a life of love, is the greatest service to the world.”
    “Every human being on this planet has an enormous reservoir of power within themselves, but I would say that most of us are accessing just a tiny fraction of that available inner power source." - Jesse Israel
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    In this episode, you will learn…
    Embrace love and inner power to reveal and amplify your true self and unique gifts Parenting with self-love and respect fosters children's authenticity and curiosity Revisiting past experiences can help understand and harness personal power and energy Starting mornings without technology can enhance mood, creativity, and problem-solving Balancing instinct with discipline and systems aids in personal integrity and leadership -----
    “We need to make room for the pain, you know. We need to make room for the dark to access the light.” - Jesse Israel
    About the guest: Jesse Israel is a social entrepreneur, meditation leader and former record label executive known for founding the mass meditation movement The Big Quiet. He has signed multi-platinum bands like MGMT, led some of the largest meditations in the world, given keynotes at Fortune 100s and teach meditation to global leaders. He has run corporate meditation sessions for companies like Adidas, Google and Ford, and have spoken at places like Madison Square Garden, Coca Cola HQ and Parsons School of Design. 
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    An Operation Podcast original in collaboration with Live Through Love Media

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Decommercializing Love: The Real Layers of Romance, Intimacy, and Self-Love with Rosie Acosta

    Decommercializing Love: The Real Layers of Romance, Intimacy, and Self-Love with Rosie Acosta

    Could the essence of love be more than heart-shaped boxes and red roses? Let's unravel the commercial facade and discover the profound connections that elevate our daily lives. In this special episode with fan-favorite guest, Rosie Acosta, we take you on a journey through the true meanings of love, from self-love's deeper layers to the resilience found in long-standing relationships. We'll confront societal pressures, debunk myths about the so-called perfect partnership, and celebrate the authentic love that unites our community. Step away from the expected and celebrate Valentine's Day by embracing love in its many forms, including the most important love story of all: the one you have with yourself.
    Rosie rejoins Ruben to explain why long-term love isn't always roses and champagne; it's an action that demands 100% of what we can give. Rosie dissects what it means to love over the years, tackling the crucial aspects of communication and conflict resolution. She shares insights on keeping the flames of love alive, even when they flicker, and how mutual effort rather than a 50/50 split can lead to a more fulfilling connection.
    In the intricate dance of dating and relationships, anticipation meets reality, and love's checklist gets a rewrite. The episode delves into the comical yet telling tale of a date with a checklist, prompting us to question the rigidity of our own criteria for love. We'll talk about how love languages evolve and the vital art of letting go, seeing love not as a possession but as a journey of shared growth and evolution. 
    How does Rosie live through love? “By being compassionate; desiring for the suffering of others to end. If I have a desire for your suffering to end, that's me living in my fullest expression of love.”
    “Love is not about possession but about mutual growth and evolution—a concept that love itself is ever-changing and endlessly fascinating.” - Rosie Acosta
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    In this episode, you will learn…
    True love transcends commercialized expectations, requiring self-acceptance and deep, authentic connections Love in long-term relationships is an action, not just an emotion, demanding continuous effort and communication Approach dating with clarity and openness, balancing desires with the unpredictability of love's journey Love languages evolve; recognizing and adapting to them is crucial for expressing and sustaining love Love is about mutual growth and evolution, not possession; embracing change is key to healthy relationships -----
    “It's about embracing the messiness, the ebbs and flows, and the potent mix of tenderness and tenacity that sustains love over time.” - Rosie Acosta
    About the guest: Rosie Acosta is the author of You Are Radically Loved: A Healing Journey to Self-Love, has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years, and taught for over a decade. She hosts a weekly conversational wellness podcast called, The Radically Loved Podcast. She works with a wide range of students, from those in her East Los Angeles community to Olympic athletes, NFL champions, NBA All-Stars and veterans of war. A first-gen Mexican-American, Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.
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    An Operation Podcast original in collaboration with Live Through Love Media

    • 59 min
    The Transformative Power of Storytelling and Love in Marketing and Life with Bimma Williams

    The Transformative Power of Storytelling and Love in Marketing and Life with Bimma Williams

    Every story weaves a unique thread in the fabric of life, and Bimma Williams, a marketing maestro with a knack for narrative, joins us to unravel the art of genuine storytelling in the realm of marketing and personal branding. We wander through Bimma's own story, from a child enraptured by tales to a strategist assisting creatives in illuminating their authentic selves. Together, we uncover the transformative power of storytelling, which breaks through the commercial chatter to deeply connect with others.
    Bimma joins Ruben to get to the heart of creativity: a passion that fuels the grind when the spotlight is off, and authenticity that endures when the crowd fades. Highlighting the often-overlooked dedication reminiscent of legends like Kobe Bryant, we discuss the unwavering commitment needed to forge a successful brand in the creative industry. We underscore the triumphs that bloom from the authentic self, encouraging creators to embrace their natural characteristics and craft their unique journey without succumbing to the conformity often imposed by corporate and social standards.
    Bimma also opens up about his nine-year marriage, embracing the imperfections and conscious efforts that nourish love's growth. And as we close our session, we celebrate the idea of living life through love, not just as a personal mantra, but as a practice that empowers a community, shapes the lessons we teach our children, and ultimately, defines the freedom we seek in every facet of our lives. Join us for an intimate exploration of love, authenticity, and the enduring power of one's own story.
    How does Bimma live through love? "I would define it as freedom, but not freedom as a one way thing. Freedom in all aspects, how I can have freedom, how I can help others have freedom.”
    “And the first part is you got to get caught in the story. But to get caught in the story, you've got to believe in it so much.” - Bimma Williams
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    In this episode, you will learn…
    Clarity and belief in your story are crucial; they help differentiate you and make your narrative compelling to others It's about making a profound impact on even one person, rather than chasing superficial engagement The podcast highlights self-discovery and personal fulfillment as essential success indicators, surpassing traditional metrics like money and status Building a successful brand in the creative industry requires unwavering commitment, deep-rooted passion, and dedication to the craft Love is complex and demands conscious effort, communication, and presence -----
    “If you got one person that is inspired by the work that you do, that's a lot... To have a video with hundreds of thousands of views and then have no clients from it, what's the point, you know?” - Bimma Williams
    About the guest: Bimma Williams is a digital creator, podcast host and cofounder of the creative content agency Claima.
    Follow Bimma @bimmawilliams
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    An Operation Podcast original in collaboration with Live Through Love Media

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Harmony and Heartache: Navigating the Music Industry with Grace Weber

    Harmony and Heartache: Navigating the Music Industry with Grace Weber

    Step into the soulful world of Grace Weber as she unravels her rhythmic journey from a young singing sensation to a Grammy-winning powerhouse. Grace opens up about the shifts in her career, from performing covers to penning heartfelt originals, and the pivotal moments that carved her path in the music industry. Our conversation dances through her inspirations and tribulations, revealing the less glamorous side of the business Yet, through the struggles, Grace's unwavering authenticity and emotional depth shine, offering a beacon of hope and inspiration for fellow artists and music aficionados alike.
    Grace joins Ruben to help us imagine an industry where artists like Taylor Swift take back their power, redefining relationships with labels and reshaping their creative destinies. We discuss this seismic shift and its ripple effect on artists' careers, including Grace's own experiences of feeling commoditized by the industry. With anecdotes of building a harmonious team network, we underscore the necessity of collaboration and support in fostering a nurturing creative environment.
    This episode isn't just about the mechanics of making music; it's a heartfelt symphony of
    personal growth and self-acceptance against the backdrop of an often tumultuous industry. We close on an uplifting chord with Grace's love-infused album "Paper Flowers," a tribute to the transformative power of embracing our dreams with tenderness and persistence. Join us as we celebrate the resonant beauty of life's odyssey and the empowering message that through love and patience, we can all make our own dreams sing.
    How does Grace live through love? "Making time for the people you love. I feel, as you live your life, it can be tough sometimes to remember to take time to give love and receive love from the people you love.”
    “You can't let the fear of failure stop you from pursuing your passion.” - Grace Weber
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    In this episode, you will learn…
    Pursue your passion despite challenges, as authentic artistry emerges from perseverance and personal growth Artists can empower themselves by taking control of their creative work and industry relationships Building a supportive network is crucial for maintaining creative passion and overcoming industry setbacks Self-acceptance and resilience are key to navigating the emotional highs and lows of a music career Love and patience are foundational in personal relationships and can inspire artistic expression and fulfillment -----
    “But if you really want to be an artist you need to start writing. And if you write for yourself, you're going to not only create your own space in the industry, but you will find the uniqueness that is you through your music.” - Grace Weber
    About the guest: A native of Milwaukee, Grace Weber first began singing around age ten, and soon thereafter joined the Central City Youth Gospel Choir of Milwaukee. This experience led to various performance opportunities, including appearances on the television shows Showtime at the Apollo (at age 16) and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Grace is a Grammy-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer.
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    An Operation Podcast original in collaboration with Live Through Love Media

    • 57 min
    From Darkness to Empowerment: A Journey Through Addiction, Love, and the Quest for Mental Well-Being with Karena Dawn

    From Darkness to Empowerment: A Journey Through Addiction, Love, and the Quest for Mental Well-Being with Karena Dawn

    Embark on an intimate voyage with Karena Dawn, a beacon of resilience, shedding light on how adopting a fitness regime and creating the Tone It Up community have become cornerstones of her mental health advocacy. She navigates the complexities of love and loss, caregiving, and the transformative journey of choosing self-love over fear. This is an uplifting and raw reflection on personal growth, and it's sure to resonate deeply with anyone seeking solace and strength amid life's storms.
    Karena joins Ruben in a conversation about both challenge and triumph. Whether you're navigating the nuances of marriage, the pangs of caregiving, or the pursuit of a genuine connection to others, this conversation promises a heartfelt exploration of what it means to live authentically.
    Mental well-being is a journey, not a destination, and this episode serves as your compass, pointing you towards the resources and techniques that can steady you in tumultuous times. Tune in and find solace in the shared experiences that unite us in our quest for peace and happiness.
    How does Karena live through love? "Being a good person, loving yourself first and then being able to love someone else. The more that we can have that loving energy, we can heal this world.”
    “I was ashamed of my past in the beginning and didn't talk about it. I was silenced for too long.” - Karena Dawn
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    In this episode, you will learn…
    Confronting addiction and mental health struggles opens the door to self-discovery and empowerment through community support and personal wellness practices Embracing vulnerability and sharing personal challenges can foster genuine connections and encourage others to seek help and advocate for mental health Personal decisions, such as choosing not to have children, require authenticity and strength, especially when navigating societal expectations and public scrutiny Accessible mental health resources and practical coping techniques like breathing exercises and body scans are essential for managing anxiety and staying grounded Recognizing early signs of mental distress in young people and normalizing discussions about mental health can help prevent isolation and provide timely support -----
    “Choosing to live in fear can sometimes feel easier. But choosing love for yourself so that you can give love to other people is one of the hardest things.” - Karena Dawn
    About the guest: Karena Dawn is a mental health advocate, podcast host, wellness entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, wife, daughter, and co-founder of the Tone It Up online fitness community and brand as well as the founder of The Big Silence mental health foundation.
    Follow Karena @karenadawn 
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    An Operation Podcast original in collaboration with Live Through Love Media

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Dance of Ambition and Crafting Self-Worth in the Digital Era with Ashley Everett

    The Dance of Ambition and Crafting Self-Worth in the Digital Era with Ashley Everett

    Could your sense of self-worth survive the relentless gaze of social media? Join us with Ashley Everett, celebrated dancer and Beyoncé's right-hand woman, as we unravel the tangled web of online validation and real-life confidence. Together, we dissect the profound impact of social media across all echelons of fame, from the everyday individual to the glitz and glamor of celebrity life. Ashley brings her unique perspective on never settling for less and the intense pressures of meeting public expectations while navigating her own career path.
    Ashley joins Ruben to describe how the artist's journey is fraught with an inner battle between ego and evolution. She shares her own metamorphosis from a background performer to a mentor and leader, wrestling with self-doubt and the courage to accept larger responsibilities. The conversation takes a turn toward compassion as we consider the effects of our online actions and the power in choosing kindness in response to negativity. 
    Finally, we circle back to the core of our being—how we love ourselves while pursuing our dreams. We confront the challenging act of self-love, debunking myths that label it as selfishness, especially for those wearing the mantle of parenthood. Don't miss this transformative episode that promises to uplift, enlighten, and inspire you on your own journey towards self-empowerment and love.
    How does Ashley live through love? "Living a life through love is choosing to add love into my daily lifestyle in the best and positive way possible." 
    "I think love is a lifestyle. You have to live it, be it and speak it. Sometimes it has to be you, an embodiment." - Ashley Everett
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    In this episode, you will learn…
    Prioritize personal truth over external expectations to maintain self-worth in the face of social media pressures Continuous personal growth and evolution are crucial, even when achieving success; never settle or become complacent Supportive relationships and self-care are essential for mental health and resilience amidst life's challenges and toxic influences Balance ambition with self-care to maximize efficiency and presence in work and personal life without succumbing to burnout Embrace self-love as a positive form of selfishness, essential for personal fulfillment and the ability to serve others effectively -----
    "There is no comfortable, there is no complacency. It's always growth, it's always evolve, it's always you know outdoing your last greatness."- Ashley Everett
    About the guest: Ashley Everett is an American dancer and actress. She is best known as lead backup dancer and dance captain for Beyoncé, and has worked with such artists as Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Tina Turner, Ciara, Sean Paul and Anitta.
    Follow Ashley @ashleycmeverett
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    An Operation Podcast original in collaboration with Live Through Love Media

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Dr. B. Gilbert ,

My go to personal development podcast

Ruben and his Live Through Love podcast and MOVEMENT represent the medicine we all need to heal, feel and stand in our individual power to help nurse our humanity back to health. I highly recommend listening as each episode unlocks new learning, compassion and cultivation of LOVE!! Thank you for this gift Ruben and keep going!

Smokin Okie ,

Love…love

Listen in a world where hurt people hurt people there is a flip side to things that is the responsibility for those called to do…heal. So if hurt people hurt people then healed people heal people. And Ruben my friend is the voice of the moment to show the world what love is and how it should be exalted for all the learn. It’s a beautiful thing to see a piece of art but being able to transformed into vocal form reached levels of the human spirit that produces an energy of change. The change we need to leave a mark on the world and have it a better place…the mark of LOVE - Selah

Demi Janell ,

Love Is A Verb

Ruben and his guests teach us that every day acts, whether great or small, can truly change your life and the lives of others. It’s refreshing to have a podcast that actually teaches rather than preaches. You want to find true “influencers” in this super saturated market, listen to these stories.

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