19 episodes

Ruben Rojas is 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Ruben Rojas is 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!

    Danny "Coolman Coffeedan" Casale on Finding Your Voice, Silencing Your Inner Critic, and the Power of Art

    Danny "Coolman Coffeedan" Casale on Finding Your Voice, Silencing Your Inner Critic, and the Power of Art

    In this episode of the Live Through Love Podcast, Ruben welcomes Danny Casale. Also known as “Coolman Coffeedan”, Danny is an illustrator who gained social media fame for his humorous, crudely drawn animations.
    He sits down with Ruben to talk about how he combats the loneliness of being a creator, the satisfaction of making digital art versus physical art, and why he decided to enter the NFT space.
    Danny goes down memory lane, reflecting on what led to the virality of his first animation in 2017, “SNAKES HAVE LEGS”, and how his unique journey as an artist has allowed him to transform countless lives in ways he never would have imagined.
    Danny also offers his fascinating take on why animation, with the right intent, can do a better job at boosting mental health than most best-selling self-help books.
    "Learn to identify opportunities, because hindsight is 20/20.” - Danny Casale
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    About the Guest:
    Danny Casale is a self-proclaimed bad animator best known as Coolman Coffeedan. His humorous, crudely drawn animations have garnered him more than 4.4 million followers across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
    About the Host:
    Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, activist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Laticia Rolle on Embodying Self-Love, Self-Awareness, and Female Empowerment

    Laticia Rolle on Embodying Self-Love, Self-Awareness, and Female Empowerment

    Ruben welcomes Laticia Rolle, podcast host and Founder of TRESS, to talk about the gift of self-awareness, navigating body image and self-love in a world that objectifies us, and the true damage done when women compete with each other. 
    Laticia tells the story of how she created TRESS, a hat company for humans with textured hair, and how she’s empowering women and girls to embrace and celebrate their hair. She describes the challenges, failures, and powerful lessons that come with entrepreneurship.
    Laticia shares her thoughts on owning your voice as a woman without bringing other women down, how she knows it’s time to meditate, and the mindfulness practices she uses to create more peace, love, and joy in her life.
    “Peace over everything. I want a peaceful life.” - Laticia Rolle
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    Resources Mentioned:
    The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
    Be Like Water by Bruce Lee
    All About Love by Bell Hooks
    About the Guest:
    Laticia Rolle is the Founder of TRESS and host of the Girl, WE GOT THIS podcast.
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    About the Host:
    Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, activist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
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    • 53 min
    SNT JMS on Creating More Beautiful, Collaborative Culture Through LOVE

    SNT JMS on Creating More Beautiful, Collaborative Culture Through LOVE

    Ruben welcomes SNT JMS, an MC, artist, and hip hop cultural advocate, to talk about overcoming the fear of judgment, embodying love, and maintaining your passion and creativity as an artist/entertainer. 
    SNT JMS sheds light on his life as an entertainer and creator, describing how he navigates the entertainment industry and how he stays connected to the people he works with. He shares his mission in the world, his vision for the future, and why he’s focusing on letting go of control without letting go of his passion. The pair also speaks on Kendrick Lamar’s new album and the opportunities for growth they see in the hip hop community.
    “Give yourself a little more patience, a little more grace, a little more compassion. You’ll start to learn more about yourself and not judge so harshly about your mistakes and times you’ve tripped.” - SNT JMS
    Plus, you’ll gain exclusive insight into the Live Through Love x SNT JMS collaboration, coming in the form of a song, and the creative process behind it. Then, SNT JMS talks about his journey to becoming an artist and MC along with his core components of love. 
    Be sure to listen to the end so you don’t miss out on a fire freestyle from SNT JMS!
    “To live through love is to live through knowledge; knowledge of oneself and knowledge of others.” - SNT JMS
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    About the Guest:
    SNT JMS is a Costa Mesa based MC, musician, designer, hip hop cultural advocate, and Founder of NBDYVLLE cultural collective. He is creating with the ambition to push hip hop culture forward.
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    About the Host:
    Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
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    This is an Operation Podcast production. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    WRDSMTH on Becoming a Creator, Reinventing Yourself, and Maintaining Your Creative Freedom

    WRDSMTH on Becoming a Creator, Reinventing Yourself, and Maintaining Your Creative Freedom

    Ruben welcomes WRDSMTH, an LA/UK-based street artist and author, to talk about becoming the creator you want to be, reinventing yourself, and being relentless in maintaining your creative freedom.
    Known for his word-based street art, WRDSMTH shares his unique journey to becoming an internationally known and respected artist. He sheds light on the role of anonymity in street art and the biggest moments of encouragement he’s experienced along his journey. He also speaks on “creative math”, the power of intention behind street art, and the top 3 pieces of advice he has for creators of all kinds.
    “I embrace change. I think reinventing yourself is just the secret to life.” - WRDSMTH
    Then, Ruben and WRDSMTH address the importance of creating art for yourself before the commission, how his past in advertising informs his art today, and how to work with brands and agencies without giving up your creative freedom.
    “Everything that you’ve ever seen me paint on the wall resonates with something in my life. That’s the secret to it.” - WRDSMTH
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    About the Guest:
    WRDSMTH is a published author, screenwriter, former advertising copywriter, and emerging street artist. Born and raised in the Midwest, he relocated to LA and started doing time in Hollywood, chasing the dream like countless others. Past and present worlds merged when he came up with the concept for WRDSMTH — a unique combination of stenciling and wheatpasting — and began painting/pasting walls with indelible thoughts and phrases. 
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    About the Host:
    Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
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    This is an Operation Podcast production. 
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    • 48 min
    Top Gun: Maverick Life at 7 G’s, and Other Lessons from Hollywood Stunt Pilot Kevin LaRosa

    Top Gun: Maverick Life at 7 G’s, and Other Lessons from Hollywood Stunt Pilot Kevin LaRosa

    Ever wonder who flies the fighter jets in all those mind-blowing action movies? Buckle up because in this episode of the Live Through Love Podcast, Ruben welcomes Kevin LaRosa II to talk about life as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after motion picture stunt pilot and aerial coordinators.  Kevin sheds light on what it takes to become an aerial coordinator and stunt pilot, given it’s an extremely rare and high-level profession, as well as two major lessons he’s learned from aviation that he integrates into his daily civilian life. He also shares details on how he developed the CineJet to make the high-speed aerial sequences on “Top Gun Maverick” possible.
    Kevin highlights the role of breath work and fitness in being a stunt pilot along with the importance of compartmentalizing your stressors so you can focus on your work. Plus, Kevin talks about what you can expect from “Top Gun Maverick” and what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise!
    “I’m honored and I’m fortunate and this is probably a pinnacle moment in my career that will live with me forever.” - Kevin LaRosa II
     
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    About the Guest:
    Kevin LaRosa Kevin is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after pilot and aerial coordinators, licensed to fly a variety of aircraft ranging from helicopters and airplanes to Learjets and more. Kevin is an ATP rated pilot trained and certified in a multitude of aircraft. He also holds type ratings in several Learjet models in addition to the C-130/ L-382 Hercules and the Sikorsky S-70/ UH-60, as well as an FAA Part 107 UAS rating for flying unmanned aircraft. Kevin is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and the Motion Picture Pilots Association.
    Known for his work on major blockbusters like Top Gun Mavrick, The Avengers, Iron Man, Transformers, and The Last Knight, Kevin LaRosa, II has worked on over 100 different motion picture and commercial productions.
    An accomplished pilot like his father and grandfather, Kevin grew up with the sights and sounds of engines and propellers for as long as he can remember. Kevin’s father, Kevin LaRosa Sr, began taking him on movie shoots at the early age of 10 and by age 17, Kevin received his certificate to fly.
     
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    About the Host:
    Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
     
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    • 55 min
    Being of Service to Your Community and the Future of Law Enforcement with Scott McGee

    Being of Service to Your Community and the Future of Law Enforcement with Scott McGee

    Being of service is a major gift to your community if you do it through love. So, how do police officers live through love? Ruben welcomes Scott McGee, a police sergeant and beloved friend, to talk about the connection between policing and living through love. You’ll hear a powerful story that illustrates why Scott’s greatest weapon is not a gun or a taser, but love. Plus, he speaks on the future of law enforcement and what it means to defund the police.
    Before that, Scott candidly shares about the time in his life where he didn’t live through love and how he pulled himself out of that. He then sheds light on the extremely stressful process one goes through to get a job as a police officer, the reality of being in law enforcement compared to what we see portrayed in the media, and how police officers live through love.
    “Only now is the profession really waking up to the importance of wellness and how that resonates with a human being’s ability to really show who they actually are.” - Scott McGee
    Scott and Ruben exchange their thoughts on the hate that’s spewed towards police officers and their supporters, especially through social media, as well as the power of choosing forgiveness and acceptance over resentment and hatred.
    “You can’t change how other people behave. You can change how you look at something.” - Scott McGee
    Being of service is a major gift to your community if you do it through love.
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    About the Host:
    Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, activist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art. 
     
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    This is an Operation Podcast production. 
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Kai Twiet ,

Live through love

Wonderful to hear & see the positive message and results of real living - living through love❣️Thank you Ruben Rojas‼️

Mayra McCullough ,

Pure connection

She sings like an angel! So glad to witness her performance in the Super Bowl. Appreciate her inspiration to give voice to the voiceless. Great question: "Why Country?" which lead to one of the best moments in careers: Full Circle Moments! I hope her vision to support artists in balanced lifestyles flourishes. Much needed. Nobody equips artists to endure the artist's path. This episode felt so connected, so much LOVE! Thank you!!

colt5678 ,

Awesome!

Ruben has such a positive and great outlook on life and discusses so many topics that are relevant to such a wide ranging group of people. I love hearing about struggles and how to overcome them and lead to success.
Such an inspiring podcast!

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