Monthly Archives: July 2016

Learning to speak teenager: My Interview With Dr. Barbara Greenberg



I have been extremely lucky and grateful to have met so many amazing people, one of those inspiring individuals isDr. Barbara Greenberg, author of Teenage As a Second Language, A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual.  The moment I watched Barbara for the first time discussing youth issues as an expert on the CBS news I knew she I felt her compassion for the youth and all those who wanted to understand how to make their lives better.


Not In The Pink. Tina Martel uses art & humour to discuss the challenge of being positive about breast cancer when it positively sucks.



As individuals with different experiences, we almost always act differently when it comes to adversity. What exactly is adversity? If you look on dictionary.com, it will tell you that, “Adversity is an adverse unfavourable fortune of fate. A condition marked by misfortune, calamity of distress.”

We all have experienced adversity in some form whether it’s something small like a parking ticket or a larger adversity, such as a death in the family or an illness.

How do you react to adversity? Do you go into a rage? Become a victim? Do you simply laugh it off? Or, like my guest today, artist Tina Martel, do you get to a point when you realise, no matter how much positive energy you project onto an adversity, sometimes you have to admit and face the reality that the adversity positively sucks.

To order a copy of this incredible book please visit:

www.notinthepink.ca 

 

 


Learn how The Law of Attraction changed my life!



After implementing the Law of Attraction my life changed. I went from being on Government assistance to winning three international awards and travelling to Africa in less than a year. What happens when you get what you wish for and it wasn’t exactly what you were hoping for? Tune in for some inspiration and humour on how the Law of Attraction changed me y life.


What happens After You Die? Country Rock Singer Rod Black Shares His Near Death Experience



What happens after you die? How does having a near death experience change you? When I was six years old flat lined after enduring a severe Grand-Mal (Tonic Clonic) seizure. Although I was so young I was given the gift and understand through my near death experience that we are not alone, that there is so much more beyond this physical realm.

It has been something that has been a blessing but also a very confusing “knowing” especially when you combine it with teenage hormones and the constant journey of finding your truth in a world that tries to continually define “normal.” A normal you never really could relate to.

Join me for this episode of Cara Jones Speaks as I talk about my own Near Death Experience and interview Country Rock singer Rod Black about his own Near Death Experience. Welcome to the Cara-Normal!


Photography & The Art Of Living In the Moment: An Interview with New Zealand Photographer Deb Young



How can we use the art of photography as a way to practice mindfulness? When Young was a teenager, a photographer friend took snaps of her family.  They were dressed in muslin and flares and the shots were taken outside in the back yard.  Back-lit and black & white, she was mesmerized by the romantic, almost rock-star feel of those back yard, hippie shots. Her passion for photography came to life when she was given the opportunity to work behind the scenes on the publication of New Zealand Photography Magazine. She was involved in editing, shooting, image processing, judging the monthly-run competitions and interviewing professional photographers. That early connection prompted Young to pick up a camera again, years later after raising her family. With a fascination for documentary photography she began shooting the streets of Auckland using a variety of analogue cameras.

 Young’s work has been featured in such prestigious online photography magazines as Lenscratch, Dodho, Visual Artbeat, PH Magazine and F-Stop. She recently had work exhibited at The Kolga Awards in Tbilisi, Georgia and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. Along with artist/photographer Francisco Diaz, she was named “International Photographer of the Year” at the 6th Edition Pollux Awards, the Fine Art and Documentary Photography Biennial held in Malaga, Spain.


Twitter Makes Two Young Disabilities Advocate’s Dream Come True



A couple years back I created a short video that told the story of two amazing young women, Courtney MacLean and Lily Carty. These women are advocates for persons with disabilities, loyal supporters of the art community and absolutely huge music fans. They run their own radio show and are extremely involved in support local artists in their community. They have hung out with musical artists such as Sloan, The Trews, Joel Plaskett and when I asked them what their biggest dream in the world was they revealed their wish. Meet Alan Doyle from their favourite band Great Big Sea. Find out how I their dream finally came true!


The Success of Mentorship: How do we learn from the experience of others?



How do mentors play a part in our lives? How do we learn from the experience of others? Listen to my interviews with Award winning writer Zarqa Nawaz, Olympic Gold Metal Winner Meghan Mikkleson, Aboriginal Actress Michelle Thrush and World Traveller Michelle Dyck, as they share key transforming moments in their lives.


Changing the world through education: My interview with a youth LGBTQ+ Advocate



Alyssa Sanderson is an advocate for the rights and freedoms of the  LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender & Queer) Community. I have had the privileged to work with them on many occasions and they constantly amaze me with their ability to inspire and create awareness around the importance of language and inclusion. What does Non-Binary, Gender-Fluid & Transgender mean? How can we educate ourselves to become allies to the new generations who promote tolerance and inclusion? Listen to this episode of Cara Jones Speaks and learn how you can become an ally!


I love myself today: My interview with Canadian Rocker Bif Naked!



When experiencing heartbreak you literally feel like a part of you is dying, and in some ways it is. Maybe it’s the part of you that no longer wants to put up with being treated like crap anymore, or maybe it’s the dying of old patterns you keep repeating over and over. Soon time heals wounds but in the process you take it day by day and try your best to love yourself.

The songs from Canadian rock star Bif Naked were some of my favorites during this heart breaking times in my life. The hard rock sound with word that spoke to my experience were my saving grace. I played them on repeat and reminded myself that in “My moments of weakness” I need to learn to “Love myself today” and to put on my “Tango shoes that help me dance without you.” They became the anthems of empowerment that reminded me of my self-love.

Bif Naked is an International Recording Artist, Poet, Writer, Motivational Speaker, breast cancer survivor and a kick ass person.

She has travelled the globe with her killer rock tunes and is a legend and icon to all those who know her art.

I sat down with Bif and asked her some questions about what was happening in her life at the time she wrote these iconic tunes. Check it out!