The veil is thin between the worlds at Halloween! Henrietta Hairpin and the Grand Banana is a work of intergenerational entertainment that Rebecca reads on the show this week. Lucca tells her true story about crossing between lives to heal witching wounds. Both your hosts love to write, and this week they share their creativity. Halloween is the perfect time to share witching-hour stories in the dark isolation of the studio!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Lucca’s story moved me powerfully.  There are such deep wounds echoing from the past into the present, and it is fascinating to me to hear strange and beautiful ways in which they heal

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Rebecca is a wordsmith and the story-teller comes out to play with audiences young and old in this ‘witchy’ tale.

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Devon tells true stories on video. He believes that ideas can and do change the world, and that storytelling is how those ideas spread. He tells stories he cares about, stories that matter, and he tells them in a way makes people want to hear more. His company, Storybubble Media, is built around finding these stories, and then finding the people who want to hear them. He takes great satisfaction in helping ideas spread in this way.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Devon dances between two contrasts – the body and the mind. It is the nature of the differences that seem to provide the creative tension that motivates him in the different spheres

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Devon recounts that he had a moment of touching God when he attended a social dance weekend. It was the first time that his very able mind stopped trying to control his body and joined it. It was the biggest lesson of his life so far, when he discovered that there is an arrogance to explanations. Allowing and trusting his body let him to move into a listening role where he was able to appreciate that the power in leading is in listening.

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Born and raised in Vancouver, Nicole received her BAA in Fashion Design from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. During an internship in London with Vivienne Westwood, Nicole learned the art of sculpting, draping and layering fabric. It was here that she began to realize that her talent for fashion design could also be used as a vehicle for positive social change.  A mother and social entrepreneur, Nicole strives to make positive contributions to her community and environment through the products she creates and the people she connects with. She is fuelled by a desire to create clothes that make all women feel beautiful and unique.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Nicole seems to have managed to avoid taking on the stories and beliefs that limit many of us from being and doing what we most crave to do.  I feel completely inspired after seeing the world through her eyes for an hour!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Nicole sews a little cotton label into every garment that says ‘I am love’. She says it helps her to remember that this is her true essence. “What if,” she says, “true essence is a pure place of spirit – we are the shells as vessels for spirit, and that we align as we walk this path?”

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Lucca Hallex is a Wise Woman whose experiences have taken her around the world and beyond. Gifted with a sight beyond sight, Lucca inspires and nurtures individuals and groups with her own special brand of coaching, counselling, facilitation, and consulting. She delights in being a guide through what she calls “edge territory”, where our personal “dragons” lay. Lucca is helping to usher in a future in which we stand more fully in our greatest selves… as a power sourcerer.  On this episode Rebecca explores Lucca’s background and experiences, revealing more about this intriguing host of Essencetial Conversations!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Lucca is unabashedly herself, but for the rest of us to truly understand what we are looking at when we see her, we need to take time to slow down, get quiet, and listen.  And this is also the gift she is so good at helping each one of us to do for ourselves!

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Coco has an extensive background in Yoga practice and teaching. Her approach is simple, clear, powerful, profound and playful. Her exploration and inquiry of Yoga and somatic work reveal that she embraces and reveres the beauty of skill, refinement and growth of all the layers of the body. On and off her mat, Coco researches and plays with strength, art, nature, people, food, spiritual food, resilience, hope, faith and love… A woman, a yogini, a bodyworker, a sister, a friend, a mother… She has an abundance of work all around and delights in its presence.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Coco’s zest for life is utterly contagious!  She reminds me of the Japanese pottery practice of mending broken pots with gold… her depth and beauty of spirit is stunning.

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Coco reflects that at a point in her career, she began to feel the call across disciplines. She clearly reflects this as she has integrated the violin, singing, yoga and her continual search for meaning as she strives to make the ordinary extraordinary every day.

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