Karalee grew up in a small town, in challenging circumstances. Hitting the road for something new, she came to Vancouver to pursue becoming the first post-graduate in her family’s history. She began a career is physiotherapy, got married and had children – and eventually hit a point in her life with her husband that they decided to pursue something entirely different. They took their family onto the sea – and spent two years living off their boat and travelling the world.

Lucca and Rebecca explore the forming factors of Karalee’s life, hear the stories of living on the sea with her family, and learn what Karalee wants to create next in the world!

 

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As a Somatic Therapist, Erin believes you have a wise body and she holds space for you to hang out in your wisdom. She wants a world where we can reconnect with our bodies and find our way back to our true selves. Sessions with her involve the use of imagination, metaphor, visualization, and gentle movement. Together, you bypass the thinking mind, so you can listen to what your body is trying to tell you.

Since the last time Erin came on the show, she has become a mother, and her world turned inside out. Lucca and Rebecca discuss with her the changes that pregnancy and motherhood have brought, and what her current wisdom and learnings are all about!

 

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In Khenpo’s words, “… Life is only the love we share … the only enduring happiness is to truly know the job of making others happy … the meditation at every moment: … how to be ‘best’ useful, while cultivating skillful means to be ‘best’ useful.” He has spent four decades as a Wandering Artist, news media supplier, motion picture production artist, tennis player, teacher and executive producer with Fake Digital Entertainment (and more). Khenpo is happy to be sucking air somewhere, as we have to enjoy dancing to whatever crazy orchestra is playing and we never get to pick the songs!

Lucca and Rebecca dive into the fascinating background and fascinating stories that make up Khenpo’s life and experiences so far! We peruse a rare book with him, learn about the country of his heart: Bhutan, and discover what is up with Hummingbird Children’s TV!

 

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Craig Addy holds a Performer’s A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and a B.Mus. from the University of British Columbia. At UBC, Craig studied piano with Marjorie Hougham and composition with Stephen Chatman and Cortland Hultberg. Craig is the creative director of Under the Piano which is a musical performance of improvised music enjoyed by individuals and couples as they lie under his grand piano. He teaches piano, with a special focus in reviving the lost art of improvising in the classical music genre. Craig is of two ensembles. The Amicus Music Duo and The Quiet Hearts Ensemble. Amicus specializes in performances that combine tradition classical music and improvisation in unique and intimate locations. The Quiet Hearts Ensemble currently provides a weekly performance of spontaneously composed music called Music Oasis at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver.

Lucca and Rebecca explore Craig’s creative muse, tracking its inspiration and turning points. Listen in to hear Craig’s own spontaneous composition “Meditation in a Storm”!

 

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After 20 years of working in the field of human resources, and on the cusp of turning 50, Maxine decided to listen to her heart’s yearning and hang up her HR shingle to become a professional YES sayer. She’s now saying a resounding “yes” to all things that feel good, fill her with joy, stretch her creative talents, delight her senses, and heal her body and soul. These pursuits include international travel, painting, writing, hand drumming, photography, participating in singing circles and meditation classes, and hanging out with old friends and new.

Maxine has lived in Vancouver almost all of her life. However, many years ago, she started travelling around the world and got hooked. Travelling allows her to honour and fulfill all her “yeses”. And while Vancouver still remains home (for now), her heart home is in Bali where she continues to return to every year. She lives for authenticity, beauty, pleasure and freedom (4 of her core values). And she’s come to believe that her goal (and possibly, her purpose) in life is to encourage and inspire others to live a full and meaningful and authentic life.

Lucca and Rebecca explore with Maxine how “beauty” speaks to her, what she finds when she’s in Bali, and what she’s eager to create in this next phase of her life!

 

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As a recent transplant to Vancouver from Winnipeg, Robin is surprised how comforting the snow has been this week. She believes the universe conspired to make it as easy as possible for her to come west to study Arts for Social Change at SFU, and that it’s part of its master plan. She only has to listen, trust the guidance, and open the doors of opportunity.

Lucca and Rebecca take some time to get to know CJSF’s new program director on-air, with you listening in!

 

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Katarina (Kat) Thorsen, is an artist, a creative engagement facilitator and a craftivist passionate in her belief that art can heal and build connections.  Kat specializes in arts-based programming for all ages, in particularly engaging at-risk populations.  The heart of her work is visual storytelling, graphic recording, whole brain engagement and facilitation.  Her interactive art events and street art encourages participants to become part of the creative process.  Kat’s own artwork can be found in private collections in North America and Europe.  She published her first book, Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges with Art, in 2013.  She launched her passion project, Molly- a true crime analysis, this past Sunday- as a weekly online serial at mollygraphicnovel.com.

Lucca and Rebecca are excited to have Kat back in the studio for the second time, as life has evolved greatly since she was first a guest on our show! We explore with Kat what has changed since we last had her on, learn the secrets and background of her passion with her graphic novel project, and share in the jovial energy that is KAT!

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Laura is a seer and a counsellor – newly awakened after the life-altering passing of her soulmate. Her work and outreach into the world used to be in the corporate realm, but after the unexpected death of her partner she reconnected with a deeper part of herself that had first been initiated when she was a teenager. Now, Laura seeks to support her clients through major life changes and challenges.

Lucca and Rebecca explore Laura’s experiences to see how the threads of who she is today originated in her past.

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Emily Cowan is a Vancouver comics artist and illustrator, who works largely within the themes of growing up, queer identity, feminism and mental health. She is passionate about creating stories for young girls; the kind of stories she wanted to read as a youth but was unable to find. She creates works that center around female leads, with little to no romantic plotlines, and day-to-day happenings that highlight the despair and restlessness that come hand-in-hand with being that age. She is fascinated by friendship, the only “optional” love-relationship in our lives that is often under-represented in media, and uses her art to explore the complexities of friend relationships. She also creates short autobiographical works, often humorous, that detail her own journeys into feminism, women’s health and sexuality/gender politics.

Join Lucca and Rebecca as they uncover details about the inspiration behind Emily’s work, and more!