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Podcast: Episode 115: Rick Korn: A Father’s Promise

Podcast: Episode 115: Rick Korn: A Father’s Promise

On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with Rick Korn, director of the new documentary, A Father’s Promise, about musician and gun violence prevention advocate, Mark Barden. Mark lost his son, Daniel, in the Sandy Hook School Shooting. Rick is a film and TV producer, writer, and director that works with entertainment companies on creating socially conscious documentaries. He has worked on many award-winning productions, including the Peabody Award winning documentary, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. He has produced benefit concerts with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, and Joan Jett to name a few. Rick, along with his business partner S.A. Baron, formed the production company, In Plain View Entertainment, and in 2020 they released a film about activist and musician Harry Chapin, Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something. A Father’s Promise is a moving portrayal of Mark Barden’s healing journey through music and activism. Learn more about Rick Korn and his film at afatherspromisefilm.com.

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Podcast: Episode 114: Bob and Elizabeth Uslander: Empowered Endings

Podcast: Episode 114: Bob and Elizabeth Uslander: Empowered Endings

On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with the co-founders of Empowered Endings, Bob and Elizabeth Uslander. Bob is a medical doctor who worked in emergency medicine for over twenty years and Elizabeth is a social worker and spiritual counselor who spent many years working in hospice. Recognizing the limitations in the current healthcare model for people dealing with end of life, Empowered Endings provides an eco-system of support from medical assistance to counseling and other resources for people and their families navigating end of life. Their approach meets people where they are and offers assistance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Empowered Endings is part of a movement to create a more informed and compassionate approach to ageing and death. You can learn more about Bob and Elizabeth Uslander and Empowered Endings at empoweredendings.com.

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Podcast: Episode 113: Fritz Clay: Fostering Connections: Part 2

Podcast: Episode 113: Fritz Clay: Fostering Connections: Part 2

On this episode, Laura continues her interview with stylist and co-founder of the non-profit Fostering Connections, Fritz Clay. Fritz is a world-renowned stylist, owner of Hair Play Salon, and creator of the hair care product, “SET.” He grew up in foster care in the SF Bay Area, which he attributes to giving him a profound experience of love and family and he created Fostering Connections to give back to the foster care community. On the last episode, Fritz described how he was abandoned as a newborn outside of a hospital. In this conversation Fritz tells his remarkable story of finding his birth parents and the twists and turns that have come with that. His is an inspiring story of love, loss, abandonment, and belonging. It is a poignant and deeply healing tale that he shares to help others as they embark on their own journey to know themselves. You can learn more about Fritz and Fostering Connections at hairplay.com.

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Podcast: Episode 112: Fritz Clay: Fostering Connections: Part 1

Podcast: Episode 112: Fritz Clay: Fostering Connections: Part 1

On this episode, Laura is joined by the co-founder of the non-profit Fostering Connections, Fritz Clay. Fritz is a world-renowned stylist, owner of Hair Play Salon, and creator of the hair care product, “SET.” Growing up as a foster child inspired Fritz to create Fostering Connections to support the foster care community with hair-care education and workshops. Recognizing that hair is an important part of a person’s identity, he hopes to help bridge the often overlooked gap of understanding about hair care that can exist between foster parents and kids from different ethnic backgrounds. Fritz has contributed to the fashion and entertainment industries for over thirty years and in 2023, the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce awarded him for his accomplishment in business. In this episode, Laura and Fritz talk about Fritz’s multi-cultural approach to hair, the connection between loving our hair and self-esteem, and his remarkable journey in the foster care system and eventual discovery of his birth parents. You can learn more about Fritz and Fostering Connections at hairplay.com.

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Article: The Healing Potentials of Buddhist Philosophy in a Modern Therapeutic Environment

Article: The Healing Potentials of Buddhist Philosophy in a Modern Therapeutic Environment

The Healing Potentials of Buddhist Philosophy in a Modern Therapeutic Environment By Scott Menasco, Ph.D. Editors’ Note: Dr. Scott Menasco specializes in applying transformative psychology to support clients in personal growth, recovery from shame, low self-esteem, and trauma. He helps individuals learn to relate to their symptoms and emotions as expressions of inner wisdom, guiding […]

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Podcast: Episode 111: Maria Giudice: Changemakers

Podcast: Episode 111: Maria Giudice: Changemakers

On this episode of the podcast, Laura Chandler sits down with Executive Leadership Coach, Depth Hypnosis Practitioner, and the founder of Hot Studio, Maria Giudice. Maria is the co-author of Changemakers: How Leaders Can Design Change in an Insanely Complex World and Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. Maria talks with Laura about Maria’s rise from budding art student to running one of the most successful design firms of its time. She shares her vision of future leaders and the necessary qualities they must possess to succeed in the ever-changing business environment. They talk about the necessary qualities of leaders that include, among other things, creative thinking, risk-taking, self-care, and optimism. They even venture into a discussion about the intersection of creativity, spirituality, and leadership.

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Podcast: Episode 110: Joanna Adler and Isa Gucciardi: Coming to Peace

Podcast: Episode 110: Joanna Adler and Isa Gucciardi: Coming to Peace

On this episode, Laura talks with Joanna Adler, Psy.D and Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. Joanna is a Depth Hypnosis Practitioner and licensed Clinical Psychologist. Isa is the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, creator of the groundbreaking therapeutic model Depth Hypnosis, and author of several books, including Coming to Peace: Resolving Conflict within Ourselves and Others. This book reached number one in religion and spirituality on Amazon.

Coming to Peace is a highly effective integrative conflict resolution method developed by Isa to help people navigate and resolve conflict. It draws from indigenous practices of conflict resolution like Ubuntu and Ho’oponopono and also incorporates aspects of Buddhist philosophy and Depth Hypnosis. Joanna and Isa discuss how Coming to Peace works and what makes it so effective.

They also offer their perspectives on working with groups from corporate and academic settings to couples counseling and how they use Coming to Peace processes to create a safe space where people are able to bridge gaps in understanding and bring resolution to even the most difficult conflicts.

To learn more about Joanna and Isa, visit their websites: joannaadler.net and isagucciardi.org. Learn more about Coming to Peace at sacredstream.org.

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Podcast: Episode 109: 2023: A Retrospective

Podcast: Episode 109: 2023: A Retrospective

Our first Sacred Stream Radio Podcast episode of the year is a look back at some of the highlights from interviews over the past year. Laura talks with guests about a range of topics that include sexism and homophobia, body image and spiritual practice, making our schools and communities safer, the climate crisis, and a Vedic view of the future of the United States. Today’s episode features Grammy nominee and author of Saved by a Song, Mary Gauthier; author of From Bonham to Buddha and Back, Clementine Moss; musician and co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, Mark Barden; author of A Future We Can Love, Susan Bauer-Wu; and Vedic Astrologer, Hogarth Brown. Thanks for listening, liking, commenting, and subscribing!

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Podcast: Episode 108: Mary Gauthier: Saved by a Song

Podcast: Episode 108: Mary Gauthier: Saved by a Song

On this episode, Laura is joined by Mary Gauthier, award-winning singer-songwriter and author of the book, Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting. Described as a “must read book” by Rolling Stone, fellow songwriter Brandi Carlisle says, “Mary’s songwriting speaks to the tender aspects of our humanness. We need her voice in times like these more than we ever have.”

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Podcast: Episode 107: Julie Lewis: Still Positive: Part 2

Podcast: Episode 107: Julie Lewis: Still Positive: Part 2

On this episode, Laura talks with Julie Lewis, author of the new book, Still Positive: A Memoir. Julie is a 30-year HIV survivor, and the book tells her fascinating and inspiring story. She is also the mother of multi-grammy winner, Ryan Lewis, of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and with his encouragement, she founded the 30/30 Project, a non-profit whose mission is to bring access to quality, affordable healthcare to those who need it most.

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Podcast: Episode 106: Julie Lewis: Still Positive: Part 1

Podcast: Episode 106: Julie Lewis: Still Positive: Part 1

On this episode, Laura talks with Julie Lewis, author of the new book, Still Positive: A Memoir. Julie is a 30-year HIV survivor, and the book tells her fascinating and inspiring story. She is also the mother of multi-grammy winner, Ryan Lewis, of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and with his encouragement, she founded the 30/30 Project, a non-profit whose mission is to bring access to quality, affordable healthcare to those who need it most.

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On the Air: The Sober Shaman Podcast: Episode 6: Isa Gucciardi on Shamanism, Buddhism, & the Evolution of Souls

On the Air: The Sober Shaman Podcast: Episode 6: Isa Gucciardi on Shamanism, Buddhism, & the Evolution of Souls

On the Air: The Sober Shaman Podcast: Episode 6: Isa Gucciardi on Shamanism, Buddhism, & the Evolution of Souls On this episode of The Sober Shaman Podcast, host Randal Lyons speaks with author, founding director of Sacred Stream, and creator of Depth Hypnosis, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. Join them in their discussion on shamanism, Buddhism, healing […]

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Podcast: Episode 105: Mark Barden: Sandy Hook Promise

Podcast: Episode 105: Mark Barden: Sandy Hook Promise

On this episode, Laura Chandler speaks with Mark Barden, co-founder and CEO of Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed by several families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012. Since the death of his son, Daniel, in this tragedy, Mark has dedicated himself to creating a platform that advances gun safety, youth mental health, and violence prevention. Sandy Hook Promise has been key in helping pass nonpartisan legislation at the state and federal level through inclusive partnerships, diverse grassroots education, and community mobilization.

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Podcast: Episode 104: Past Lives, Soul Mates, and Reincarnation

Podcast: Episode 104: Past Lives, Soul Mates, and Reincarnation

This episode is taken from a live event with Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. and Laura Chandler discussing the concepts of soul mates, past lives, and reincarnation. Have you ever wondered if you have lived before? Have you ever met someone that you felt an instant connection with and wondered if that connection might have originated in a past life? Or are you skeptical about the idea of past lives and reincarnation?

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Article: What Is Spiritual Counseling?

Article: What Is Spiritual Counseling?

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

“There can be no true healing without the participation of spirit.”
Carl Jung

I am often asked what spiritual counseling is. The answers to that question are many and there are many types of spiritual counseling. For some people, it is about exploring their faith and focusing on the values of that faith as a way to understand themselves and the world around them. For others, it is a way of exploring the world beyond the everyday in order to give context to their experience.

Spiritual Counseling at the Sacred Stream embraces both of these definitions and also offers further opportunities for exploration. When we talk about spiritual counseling, we are talking about the inclusion of spirit in our inquiry into our clients’ presenting issues. This includes helping people define their relationship to spirit as well as learning how the consideration of the spiritual element of any imbalance impacts their understanding of their situation and their ability to transform it.

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