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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With a background in astro-physics and a keen desire to shift the way we “do” education, David was brought on board to help craft Quest University into being nine years ago.  He has been instrumental in developing and leading the expression of the original vision of Quest, as they seek to explore learning from the roots of knowledge and provide an alternate for students who truly seek to invest in an education rather than purchase a diploma.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Exploring the very nature of exploration leads us to the most fascinating of questions – which opens the door to possibility!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

David is searching for a new answer to the question: What is knowledge? As a scientist and a humanist, he desires to rekindle the 5-yr-old’s curiosity to create a living/learning environment that respects how finite and precious the planet is.

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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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Jane is a bold voice going where few voices have gone before:  to speak openly about sexual health, especially masturbation and sexual activity during senior years.  Her gentle yet matter-of-fact approach to discussing what makes most people squirm invites all of us into greater self-awareness; demystifies what may have been taboo; makes pleasure a joyful and acceptable pursuit for every body and every age.  Jane welcomes contact from older women who are experiencing sexual revival or a new awareness of their sexuality! She would love to hear your stories.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Jane makes me feel like I can say anything that is true for me, because SHE speaks her truth!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Jane has a passion that has her standing out in the open to share what many of us only wish we could be comfortable sharing. She wishes for us to be comfortable with our sexuality and feel free to explore it and play in it to our hearts’ and bodies’ content, all the while improving our own health. It’s a big calling and she is a big soul to step into it with such determination, compassion, courage and humour.

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Eryn is a soul-shepherd whose passion for fostering spiritual growth led her to found an Urban Tribe in Denver to address the needs of those who were not interested in organized religion yet still had a yearning for connection and spiritual experience.  She delves into its history and evolution with us and explores what her next creations may be in the next phase of her life and spiritual shepherding.  We dig in to how Eryn’s very nature and background have created the very opportunity and essence for the spiritual creations she engages in.  

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Eryn has a grandness of vision and audacity to simply create what she desires to have as a support in her life.  Her creations open the doors for a flood of healing and connecting within the community!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

As with many modern change-makers, Eryn changes the world to meet her own needs first and then others follow her, for the joy of it as well as to meet their own needs.

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The HiVE is a co-working environment located near downtown Vancouver, an alternative to renting office space for small businesses and startups of almost any background.  They opened in 2011 and have been evolving to suit the needs of an increasingly collaborative economy here in Vancouver, that is part of a movement that is present and growing in strength around the world.  Aaron Cruikshank has been leading operations there for two years, and although he is about to move on to new pastures in the co-working/collaborative economic scene, he took some time out to share with us the ins and out of the HiVE and his own passions in life.

Rebecca’s Take-Away:

Repurposing and recasting the visions of space and connection, getting down to what we are most served by as individuals and groups… Aaron weaves a team and purpose together into something beautiful!

Lucca’s Take-Away:

Aaron is a proponent of laid back work atmospheres, cross-pollination, collaborative economies as well as economies of scale. As a self-professed job-hopper, he is off to pollinate other sites, learn more and share more!

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