The topic of love is one that we all struggle with and yet connects us all to each other. Most of our experiences with love have been a mix of pleasurable and agonizing experiences that have either inspired us to lead with our hearts or close off to opportunities to love.
Diving deep and looking within for answers is what the show is all about. These are personal stories, experiences, and perspectives from thought leaders, artists, scholars, spiritual advisors and seekers of love.
Ep. 015: I am "Death Positive" with Dez'Mon Omega Fair
Do you ever think about your own funeral? What about actually planning your funeral ahead of time? Millennials have been dubbed the “death positive” generation and view death as something beautiful and celebratory. In this episode, Josh interviews a life-only agent Dez’Mon Omega Fair. Also featuring his “novel sonics” throughout the episode.
Ep. 014: The Healing of Art and Sound Poetry with Dez'Mon Omega Fair
Josh interviews Dez'Mon Mega Fair, an interdisciplinary artist and poet. Dez'Mon is pioneering novel sonics which explores the use of long-form soundscape and audio recordings of riddles, prose, poems and chants. We talk about how art can be a form of therapy and a way to process emotions. This is part 1 of 2 part interview showcasing Dez'Mon's novel sonics.
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Ep. 013: Signs of Kindness with Anne Lafleur
This virus has us reflecting on death, working together like never before and connecting on a whole different level. How can we be happy in uncertain times?
Josh interviews Founder Anne Lafleur from The Gift of Happiness. Anne is on a mission to place a Sign of Kindness in 50 U.S. States. There’s always a battle of narratives that we adopt in good times or bad times. It’s in the challenging times where the narrative of love gets a little bit deeper. We really being pushed to ponder what really matters, who matters and what really makes us happy.
"The thing with love is that it’s big enough to hold all of us. All of our good stuff and all of our bad stuff.”
- Anne Lafleur
Ep. 012: Painted Murals that Speak Love with Alex Cook
In this episode, Boston artist Alex Cook and I talk about one of my favorite topics, fear. I use to think of fear as the opposite of love because whenever I wanted to do something, fear would creep in. Fear literary stops us from doing what we feel called to do. Alex illustrates how he overcame his fears as a young artist leading him to paint a powerful message "YOU ARE LOVED" all around the world.
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Ep. 011: Impact, Soul and Trauma Healing in America
Josh has an in-depth conversation with Wellness Works Co-Foundress Mary Lu and Owner of Bloom Holistic Healing, Jennifer Bloom. They break bread and don't shy away from talking about politics, slavery and make a connection to trauma healing on the soul level. Enjoy the wisdom!
Ep. 010: The Love of Dance with Crystal Duran
Josh interviews Crystal Duran, owner of CRYSTALARTS DANCE ACADEMY. CrystalArts Dance Academy is where creativity and diversity exists! Their mission is to produce well-trained dancers in both social and stage levels. Crystal shares her entrepreneurial journey as a dancer, instructor and studio owner. They talk about how dance can be a way to connect with others and live a more joyful life.
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Host Details: Josh Gonzales
Intro music BY UKIYO
Outro Music BY LE GANG - Come on Let's Go
An honest and needed exploration
This podcast is a beautiful combination of curiosity and heart. As an interviewer, Josh listens deeply and has a voice and pace that invites you to slow down, get present, and really reflect on what is meaningful. And the topic couldn't be more timely or important. Thank you for doing the work to put this out in the world!
Mhmm... we need more of this in the world!
Where everyday conversations can just be tainted with superficiality, this show is full of so much depth. This is not your typical show... things get REAL here. For anyone craving to taste what is genuine, this is it! Highly recommend! Transformational, powerful and insightful. I'm a big fan of Joshua and all his guests!
Going where no one has gone before
Ok I get to pop this cherry.
This show gives us such a refreshing interpretation of love from incredible guests that have created fulfilling existences by pursuing it. Joshua is a talented interview and has a wonderful knack for evoking the depth of his interviewee's being.
Its authentic, vulnerable and deep. Gets me in touch with my soul. I would like to see an episode focused on love in metropolitan areas .