Colin believes in healing body, life, and mind. In everything Colin does, he believes in returning to love. The way he facilitates healing body, life, and mind is by activating the three keys to love: awareness, choice, and vibration. Currently, Colin leads chakra sound baths, workshops, coaching, and has books and CD’s on sound healing.

Lucca and Rebecca explore how Colin got into sound healing, what it does and how it works, and why Colin feels so passionately about it.

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Kat Wahamaa’s life work and volunteerism have spanned a passion for equality, music, dance, theatre, visual arts, social justice and more. She is an award winning international performing artist and song-writer, a facilitator and advocate for arts and social change. She has worked in many capacities from community artist to advocate at Canadian Mental Health Association, international touring musician to regional coordinator for BC Ministry of Women’s Equality, festival presenter to Provincial Emergency Program educator.

In 2013 she received the Abbotsford Arts Council Arty Award – Christine Caldwell Outstanding Arts Advocate. In 2015 she went to Paris with her partner Tony Rees among 10 artists chosen for the World Citizen Artist Peace Award. In She is a graduate student in the Master of Education – Art for Social Change program at SFU. She is currently ¾ of the way through her Artist in Residency for the City of Maple Ridge, ensconced in the historic Port Haney community.

Lucca and Kat go back many years, but it’s Rebecca’s first chance to get to know this societal mover and shaker! Kat’s legacy of social activism, art as a way of building community and communicating truths – it’s all explored here. We ran out of time!

 

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Andrea Hill is a rebel in today’s dating industry. She has created programs, services and espouses wisdom and guidance to help people consciously date better. Whether that be through her coaching business, Date by Design or through her heart conscious dating service, The Dinner Party, she strives daily to be a positive change maker in people’s romantic lives and in the industry she is so passionate about, dating – otherwise known as authentic loving human connection.

Anything about how humans connect, and especially in the realm of romance, is intriguing to Rebecca and Lucca! We dive in to see how Andrea ended up working in this field, and what nuggets of truth she has discovered about humanity through her experiences.

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Colin Robert Holmes was born in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada in 1978. Since his youth he has felt a real connection with the world of fine art and comes from a rich artistic lineage. Mr. Holmes has explored various mediums, but found water colours to be his first choice. Colin is a self-taught artist, however he did study 3D Animation and Digital Effects from the Vancouver Film School and a certificate in Digital Graphic Design from Vancouver Community College. In addition Colin loves the challenge of watercolours, the wonderful simplicity and the convenience of setup and take down.

Colin is the rightful descendant of WillIam Howard Holmes Musician and Drawing Master WillIam Howard Holmes Arrived in Lyttelton ,New Zealand on the Castle Eden in 1851 from London, accompanying the Rev. Thomas Jackson, Bishop Designate, to be school master for the Canterbury Association; his special qualifications music, drawings and painting. He gave evening classes and was teacher under Jacobs of the Grammar School in Lyttelton, later at St Peter’s School. He made sketches of Lyttelton in 1851 to be lithographed by H. Adland in London. In 1854 a set of “outline engravings” from sketches by Holmes was announced in Lyttelton: one of these is in the Canterbury Museum. Early in 1852 he moved to Wellington: was Drawing Master at Abel Smith Street School 1866–67, Wellington College 1875–1881 and at Battersea Training College Within the same years.

Lucca and Rebecca dig in to how Colin’s ancestry plays a large role in who he is today, and what he creates and discovers in the world around him.

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Val’s main offering to the world right now is her paintings and drawings in which she wants to convey something of what it is to be human. When you look closely you will see many many “mistakes” and imperfections in the work through the gesture of the body; “hits” and “misses”. She accepts that a piece is finished when she recognizes something that is “true”: a balance between something that’s recognizable and beautiful, and a kind of awkwardness or incompleteness that have their own beauty. Like life.

Lucca and Rebecca explore Val’s evolution as an artist, learning what catalysts have shaped her work and view on life and art.

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Beth Hall is the founder of Architect Your Life, a high performance coaching firm based in Vancouver. She is ob-sess-sed with understanding the human mind and untangling what it really means to be human. Her clients are leaders in high growth companies, creatives, and everyday people, convinced that they are meant to leave a positive mark on the world. They are driven and looking for meaning in all aspects of life: relationships, business, as well as physical, mental, and spiritual health.

On top of one-to-one and corporate work, Beth also leads workshops on a variety of life and career related topics. She helps people uncover who they really are, how to stand in their truth, open up to possibility, and tap into an inner knowing and resourcefulness some never knew they had. She does this with laser-like precision and a huge, deeply compassionate heart.

As well as being a registered counsellor, Beth brings a breadth of experience from business and startups, positive psychology, human physiology, creative arts, mindfulness, and spirituality. How each of these modalities is folded into sessions is tailored to the challenges presented by the client.

Lucca and Rebecca explore what makes Beth tick and why. It’s a coach-extravaganza, peeking under the hoods of why coaching works, why we are drawn to it, and where it is useful.

 

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Eric Bowers has a passion for helping people build successful relationships with themselves and with others. As a workshop facilitator, relationship coach and the author of Meet Me In Hard-to-Love Places: The Heart and Science of Relationship Success, Eric brings together the theories and tools of Nonviolent Communication, Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Shadow Work.

Eric is also the singer and songwriter for The Next Small Thing. He can be found playing the didgeridoo and drums for ecstatic dance events or singing his heart out at his Inquiry In Concert events, which involve audience members exploring in dyads what it means to be human between Eric’s performing of his songs. Many of his songs are about the challenges, transformations, and beauty that come from meeting himself and others in the hard-to-love places. Dance, rites of passage, permaculture farming, and community building are some of the other ingredients in Eric’s ongoing experiment in coming alive.

Lucca and Rebecca explore how Eric came to focus on relationship theory, how his collaborative home(farm)space impacts his outlook and engagement in life and work, and where he’s heading next!

 

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Audra creates greeting cards that cut through the bullsh*t and make people laugh their guts out.

Audra Ricketts left her hometown Victoria, B.C. in 1995, making the epic 1 hour and 35 minute ferry journey over to Vancouver to tackle the world.

Like many young people, she didn’t know what to do with her life but landed a job in the thriving film industry washing dishes in a catering truck. Sam Elliot kissed her on the lips.

Interested in art and dance since childhood, she got into art school somehow with the aid of her portfolio: one unfinished painting and an old sketch book.

Audra spent the next few years studying art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and continued her education studying acting and has since been type cast as a lesbian.

Struggling in the film and art industries, she did what any artist might do: sat in her basement drinking wine, drawing rabbit heads and writing out her cynical, angst filled thoughts.

Thus the birth of RabbitRabbit Greeting Cards!

Lucca and Rebecca are huge fans of Audra’s work, and are thrilled to get her in the hotseat at the studio to probe the inner and outer depths of what makes Audra tick. But there’s no laughing in this episode. None. No fun here. Don’t listen if you want fun.

 

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Belva has worked with children the majority of her adult life. She was a private nanny for 12 years and is now entering into her 7th year as a preschool teacher. This fall has found her opening up her own outdoor early learning program in East Vancouver for children aged 2.5-6 yrs. Her passion for the outdoors is able to combine with her passion and belief in children with her new program and company, Muddy Boot Prints.

Lucca and Rebecca get their feet wet with Belva as they explore what drives Belva and what she’s seeking to create with and for the children she works with.

 

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Maria’s main offering to the world right now is authenticity. To live with integrity allows us to release that which may preventing us from fully being our best. Move with ease….move from your core. Restorative. Rebalance. Rehydrate.

Lucca and Rebecca discover what sacral therapy is, how Maria was led to it through her rich and vibrant upbringing and history in science and first nations traditions, and what Maria is creating next!

 

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