43 episodes

Hello and welcome to The Soul Stories Podcast!
Soul Stories curates space for difficult conversation and create connection through dialogue, storytelling, and creative expression. We host live events, workshops and a podcast! Check us out at soulstoriesdenver.com for more information.

For the podcast, you will hear vulnerable, intimate, and unfiltered interviews with leaders, artists and change-makers in which they share personal stories on meaningful topics. Our guests provide insights on how to follow your passion, build more equitable communities, and live an emotionally and mentally healthier life.

If you like what we do and want to support, check us out at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver.com

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The Soul Stories Podcast Daniel Mazur, Kamga Tchassa

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Hello and welcome to The Soul Stories Podcast!
Soul Stories curates space for difficult conversation and create connection through dialogue, storytelling, and creative expression. We host live events, workshops and a podcast! Check us out at soulstoriesdenver.com for more information.

For the podcast, you will hear vulnerable, intimate, and unfiltered interviews with leaders, artists and change-makers in which they share personal stories on meaningful topics. Our guests provide insights on how to follow your passion, build more equitable communities, and live an emotionally and mentally healthier life.

If you like what we do and want to support, check us out at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver.com

Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Nuances of Peace-building with Shelsea and Danny

    The Nuances of Peace-building with Shelsea and Danny

    Shelsea and Danny are experimenting with a new type of podcast episode! Listen as they dive into a nuanced discussion on whether or not peace-building can be an effective tool for social change during our current social climate. Let us know what you think of this format! We may move from a 1:1 interview format to episodes where Shelsea and Danny are having dialogue, creating segments and potentially interviewing guests.
    E-mail danny@soulstoriesdenver.com with your thoughts or find us on social media!
    This is a part of a larger Patreon initiative where we will be providing our Patrons with weekly videos, resources, and ways to connect with Soul Stories. The podcast will only receive select episodes. If you would like to receive our weekly content, sign up for as little as $2/mo on Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver
    For the original episode we listened to, go to: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7N1H0uLkDelg0Qc4xbIAKf?si=6YlheS-ZSd2AmapZxV0FiQ

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    • 30 min
    Faith and The Creative Process with Shelsea and Danny

    Faith and The Creative Process with Shelsea and Danny

    Shelsea and Danny are experimenting with a new type of podcast episode! Listen as they dive into an in-depth conversation on Faith and The Creative Process. We discuss our relationship to this topic and explore how much substance creativity has brought to our lives. We believe that you will walk away with something for your own creative journeys.
    Feel free to send us your thoughts, feedback and reflections at danny@soulstoriesdenver.com
    This is a part of a larger Patreon initiative where we will be providing our Patrons with weekly videos, resources, and ways to connect with Soul Stories. The podcast will only receive select episodes. If you would like to receive our weekly content, sign up for as little as $2/mo on Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver
    Our source material is a book called "The Artists Way" by Julia Cameron

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    • 31 min
    Pursuing Self-knowledge with Shelsea and Danny

    Pursuing Self-knowledge with Shelsea and Danny

    Here is another one of our Patreon conversations! If you would like to receive these conversations on a weekly basis, please join the community for as little as $2/mo at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver.
    Here is the link to the original article we based this conversation on: https://www.theschooloflife.com/thebookoflife/know-yourself/

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    • 38 min
    The Four I's of Oppression with Shelsea and Danny

    The Four I's of Oppression with Shelsea and Danny

    Bringing you another one of our weekly Patreon videos! To get these episodes, blog posts and resources each week, sign up at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver for as little as $3/mo :)


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    • 34 min
    De-stigmatizing Mental Health with Marisa Gullicksrud, LCSW

    De-stigmatizing Mental Health with Marisa Gullicksrud, LCSW

    Marisa Gullicksrud is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the State Clinical Director of Child First. I'm so excited that she is leading off our first episode of this season. She has been a mentor to me, is a leader in the Denver community and is an overall shining light of a person. In this episode she shares her experiences with depression and opens up about close family members she lost. We talked about the balance of human centered vulnerability and rigorous academic training in therapy. Marisa sheds light on why the mental health system is so challenging to navigate and how important it is that we de-stigmatize seeking help. I had a blast talking with her and hope you enjoy this one. Here is our episode!
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    Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!
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    1:44 - Marisa's journey to mental health work
    12:32 - When the color drained from her life
    19:40 - Self-discovery and purpose
    23:20 - Working through shame and valuing vulnerability
    29:15 - The challenges of accessing quality mental health care
    33:23 - What does quality mental health care look like?
    43:04 - The importance of creating vulnerable and empowering dialogue 
    46:22 - "I was only able to stand up because other people were lifting me up"
    50:36 - How to take the first step to get help
    53:23 - Finding the right therapist and resources to do so
    56:08 - The Colorado mental health crisis
    58:40 - How mental health and the conversation needs to evolve
    1:04:30 - Hope for the future

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Healing Process with My Therapist, Gabriel De Oliveira Duarte

    The Healing Process with My Therapist, Gabriel De Oliveira Duarte

    Gabriel is a Brazilian therapist and an incredibly warm, meditative and introspective person. This is a really special episode because he is my current therapist. And we dig deep into the therapeutic process. I talk about what I'm working through and Gabe shares intimate stories that really illuminate how beautiful and challenging healing can be. We talk about being triggered, childhood wounds, and strategies that we use even when they don't serve us. This conversation is informative and insightful. It feels like you are sitting down for coffee with a good friend. I had a good time and I believe you will too!
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    To contact Gabriel, you can find him at gabrieldeoliveiraduarte@gmail.com 
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    Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!
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    1:14 - Gabriel's work and his wounds
    14:21 - Introduction to Danny and Gabriel's therapeutic relationship
    16:59 - Triggers: an opportunity for healing
    18:56 - What prevents us from facing painful truths?
    24:50 - Owning your own projection as a therapist
    27:53 - Danny and Gabriel's boundaries
    34:00 - Gabriel's body-based process with Danny and everyone else
    42:09 - Abandonment and childhood fear
    46:00 - Getting in touch with your heart - Gabriel and his brother
    53:19 - One woman's incredible journey to set boundaries
    59:39 - Why should we pursue healing? 

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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

nikkieg1983 ,

Authentic

What a great podcast! This is the type of conversation we should all strive for; instead of looking for differences we should start with all we have in common (humanness) which this podcast embodies. From there we can learn from this podcast examples on living this messy life from one human to another. Bravo on your mission, Soul Stories!

Appletk ,

This podcast is so raw

I appreciate the content being discussed on this podcast. The deep conversations about major issues that are often swept under the rug. We need to be having these conversations and start shining a light on them. Thank you for being part of these necessary dialogues.

cb4denver ,

Justice for Elijah

This special episode really helps tell the story of not only the violin vigils but why people are calling for dismantling and reworking the system of policing. Thank you for putting it together!

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