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Soulversations #8: Alex Yoon, Leadership Style, Being on a Cleanse, Optimal Balance In Life
In this episode we get to sit down with Alex Yoon aka Yooney, co-founder of Eayikes, and someone I've come to know and grow with over the years. In the past 3 and a half years living together, we lived a pretty embedded experience: working on Eayikes together, living together, working our day jobs together (in the same department and same position), playing on the same basketball together, and sharing many of the same beautiful, wonderful friends. Being that intertwined, you can forget to slow down and just check in with each other and chat as human beings. That's what we did here. We talked about being in the middle of a cleanse together, leadership styles, learnings, and what the future of Eayikes might look like. Enjoy!
Soulversations #7: We Are Fantastico, We Are Transcendent, We Are Love, Fear Is Not Real
In this episode we're connecting with the unicorn, Silvia! Silvia is people power, love, joy, and life force in its purest form. We met her when volunteering at LACAN, and the joy with which she serves the community is infectious. Silvia dedicates her life to service and making sure people have what their basic needs met. She's an artist, a mother, a hair stylist, a dancer, and lover of breakfast at anytime. If your soul needs a pick me up, please give Silvia a listen!
Soulversations #6 Switching Up Your Life Course, Eye Contact, No More Mr. Rice Guy
In this episode, we connect with the homie Mr. Ralph Hsiao of Rice Guys, a day after they had finished cleaning out their kitchen as they look towards new life ventures. We talk about the journey of grinding for your craft, what it's like to have free time after 15 months of hustling, and the process of doing the inner work and healing. The self reflection and vulnerability Ralph brought was next level, and made the conversation a powerful moment to capture and to be a part of!
Soulversations #5:A Whirlwind Wedding, Parental Firsts, Make us Some Babies
In this episode we're chatting with Phil and Karlene aka Philene Cuisine! They were married this past weekend in a small intimate ceremony at Zion National Park, and this is our late night decompression of the weekend in the parking lot of a Victorville Panda Express parking lot inside of Esther's RAV 4. It was a beautiful weekend built around the idea of an intimate group, a people powered wedding, and the powerful convergence of loved ones!
Soulversations#4: Finding Stability, The Foster System, Going To The Army
In this episode we're chatting with a one of a kind personality and special human, Lance! He's an original Eayikes camper, and at only 21, has lived a tough road, but he takes it all in as part of his journey, and he keeps his hope at the forefront. He's got a fascinating personal story with a heart that understands that he's made for greatness, and is willing to commit to the journey and the hard work of it all.
Soulversations #3: Peace of Mind Compton, Texas Style Burritos, Pain and Joy
In this episode we're eating Texas style burritos in Compton with Kani and discussing community. Kani is an organizer, and the founder of Peace of Mind Compton, a community hub and space. His love for the city and his perspective on the duality of pain and joy, and how community comes from that was straight wisdom. He's got a powerful vision and a deep love, and he's putting in the time for his community.