Katarina is passionate about youth, creativity of all sorts, healing, and community. She is a life-long learner and invites collaboration at every turn, inspiring creative thought and experience that enriches the lives of all who meet her. A perfect example is one of her latest projects, and she has many, creating a replicable model that allows youth groups, schools, community organizations and Operation Sock Monkey to use sock monkey therapy to create healing opportunities and to teach business skills, business planning and mind-mapping, essential life skills and the power of entrepreneurship through a project-based learning model. Whew! Listen in to hear more.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Kat’s such a dynamo!  The movement is constant and constantly developing.  She just oozes energy and creativity!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

The way in which Kat combines creative being and community into LIFE. The way she lives is her therapy and her life and creative contribution is therapy for the people with whom she creates community. This is living evidence of the value of artists in our midst and the artist in each of us.

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Jeassea Thyidor spent her early years in Richmond, British Columbia. She was the vocalist with several Canadian bands before moving to Asia and becoming a top ten finalist in the first Singapore Idol. She went on to sing, host T.V. and live shows, act, model and judge singing competitions. Her return to Canada prompted an internal shift resulting in a move into fashion as a means of expressing her spiritual evolution. Currently, she has a number of irons in the fire and shares with us her journey and her passion.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Pain and growth have the power to make our gifts more accessible… and how Music has been Jeassea’s Muse in leading her into ever-deeper self-knowledge.

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Music and creativity leads Jeassea to the spiritual happiness within.

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Obediya Jones-Darrell is a fellow producer at CJSF in Burnaby, and has caused quite a stir with his throwback radio drama series’.  What started as a curiosity and desire to try something old and make it new has turned into something far bigger than Obediya anticipated, and is spreading its influence across Canada!  He founded Sound Body Culture, a creative arts movement. Through SBC Obediya has produced a portfolio of Dance Films, Graphic Novels, Books, Plays, & Live performance production. This organization is a creative force that changes lives through art!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Obediya’s love of art and depth and sincere openness to connection have opened doors, revived a genre, and garnered attention!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Obediya is a true creative synergizer of the modern era with a penchant for local and global community.

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Ericka is an aspiring comedienne and has a background working with women and families in transition at Ann Davis Transition Society in Chilliwack.  She joins us in the studio as we explore our belief that EVERYONE is much cooler than they tend to think they are!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Ericka’s willingness to face her fears and create strengths where she perceives weaknesses is absolutely inspiring!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Ericka pulls humour out of the crappiness by focusing on something else to get out of the mindset. a woman with a well-exercised courage muscle.

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Allison Braun has turned her own search for meaningful and fulfilling work into a business providing leadership and support to women everywhere who are searching for the same thing.  Her offerings / work have evolved as she herself has evolved, deepening into a holistic approach designed to assist women in finding where they will be most at home with themselves, with work, with their spirit.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:  

What a eureka I had while listening to Allison describe all the different facets of her work and what motivates them – discovering the thread that runs through it all, home – home – HOME!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Allison loves the unexpected – the tingly, alive, surprised, expectant feeling of curiosity and miracles!

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Emmanuel joins us to talk about his life and career; how they have evolved and express his philosophies of life and uphold what is most important to him.  Formerly of My Parents House on HGTV, and World’s Greenest Homes on HGTV and Discovery, Emmanuel has transitioned into managing his own jewellery line (FLORO) and home design for clientele (FLOROhome).  Emmanuel’s past is present in the choices he makes and the nature of his work.  We explore how!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Emmanuel seeks to align his values in every aspect of his life, weaving conscious business with family and “being the change”.  His clarity of purpose and self is inspiring!

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Rochelle is a 78 year old metal sculptor who began her journey as an artist in her 50’s – self-taught, and working with recycled and discarded materials.  Her perspective on life as encapsulated in this image which went viral (see below right) is what led us to her, and what a delight to have found her!  Her art is fascinating and so is her soul.  We welcome you to learn from her life’s experience and tap into the verve that she so unabashedly demonstrates!

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Rochelle rejected early on the adage of the “starving artist”, and chose not to live that out.  Makes me wonder what we could all choose freedom from!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Rochelle carries the wonderous qualities of kindergarten into retirement and in so-doing gives it back to all of us through her sculpture.

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