Category Archives: Art

Ray Of Hope World Kindness Day Video Premiere With Award Winning Musician Alika Hope Episode #52



The current political energy across the globe is feelings rather polarized and divided in so many ways. As we watch our social media feeds each day it can be difficult to find a ray of hope amongst the darkness. To find a way to bridge our divide and use social media for good. To let people know we are there for each other emotionally and virtually.

FEEL THE MUSIC, CHANGE THE WORLD…

That is the message of The Ray of Hope Project started by my guest today, award winning musician, Alika Hope.  She had the goal of using African American spirituals to shed light on the combined anti-slavery efforts of blacks and whites in 19th century New England and now includes nine musicians and actors who incorporate African American spirituals with live music in their participatory programs.

Ray of Hope Project’s newest production, music video “IRL” is a video focusing on the importance of kindness on social media. It will premiere on various social media channels on World Kindness Day, November 13.


Hearing With My Heart: Justin Osmond May Have A Hearing Loss, But That Hearing Loss Does Not Have Him



I have a bone to pick with the people out there who feel the need to spread their negative beliefs onto  others. Stop it. Your philosophy is tired and the human soul is energized and has proven time and time again, that you’re wrong. It’s time for us to silence the naysayers and listen to what we know to be true in our hearts, that people are incredible and to prove it all they need is a little hope.

My guest today has led an extraordinary life. Justin Osmond was born with 90% hearing loss. That is hard for anyone, but being the son of Merrill Osmond, the lead singer of the world-renowned Osmond Family, made deafness and even bigger challenge.

After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and through modern-day technology, hear with conviction.

I am honoured to have him on the show and to continue to spread his incredible message. I think we could all learn a thing or two from Justin’s life experience.

http://www.justinosmond.com


Tedx Familiar Strangers: How do simple interactions with strangers create a ripple of change in the world? Episode #45



In my life I have learned many things but the one thing that still amazes me is how connected we truly are. So many of us believe that our lives are unimportant, that we don’t matter. We get frustrated by what’s going on in the world around us and often feel as if we can’t make a difference, it’s all just too big. What if it didn’t have to be big? What if small actions, small conversations, empathy and caring were the stones cast  being cast in the universe creating a ripple of change?


Fostering Relationships with Mentors: Juno Award Winning Artist Susan Aglukark Shares How Mentors Guided Her Towards Success. Episode #44



Susan is Nunavut’s first ever Juno Award winning Inuk singer/songwriter. She calls herself the accidental artist. Susan grew up in Arviat, Nunavut and with “no musical orthodoxy” to draw from, Susan’s early years were spent learning as she was headlining. Her early writing (The Arctic Rose-1992) was a series of songs drawn from the thing she had left, a life of uncertainty.
Susan has garnered 3 Juno awards, received The Order of Canada in 2005 and most recently was awarded the Governor General’s Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (June-2016).

She has performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth, Jean Chrétien, Brian Mulroney, Nelson Mandela, Billy Graham and The Countess Of Wessex.

Susan is also the founder and chair of the Arctic Rose Foundation and is an Advisor on the Collateral Damage Project.

www.susanaglukark.com


RSVP From Heaven: How Psychic Medium Marie Saint-Louis Went From Readings In Her Kitchen To Hollywood Parties.



Marie Saint-Louis is a Psychic and Spiritual Medium (since childhood) with international cliental and a growing celebrity list. Her book, R.S.V.P From Heaven is a great read and follows Marie at the beginning of her journey conducting sessions from her kitchen table for clients and the engaging, humorous and moving stories of how she moved on to read at parties and events around the U.S. including Medical Marijuana Festival, Hollywood Halloween Parties (sponsored by Hustler, Playboy, MAXIM), an upscale Adult Lifestyle (swingers) NYE Party and many more.

Marie also works with both law enforcement and families on criminal and missing persons cases. I am excited to have her on my show today to share some of her incredible experiences.


How To Live Large in 90 sq feet: My Interview With Author Felice Cohen



After the video went viral with over 15 million view of how Felice Cohen began her journey of living in a 90 sq foot apartment in NYC her world changed. Little did she realize how much space she would created for abundance in her life by downsizing her living space. She started living in the space to focus her time to finishing her first book about her grandfathers story of surviving the Holocaust, but the life lessons that unfolded in the process created a foundation that changed her life.


The Goddess Within: International Recording Artist Heather Schmid



Heather Schmid has proven herself a tour de force in the entertainment arena.  With aplomb, she has transcended entertainment lines as a lyricist, television host, spokesperson, philanthropist, and singer. Her versatility has propelled her into the celebrity stratosphere as an entertainment music diplomat.

Heather Schmid has enchanted audiences throughout the world, headlining on stages in Europe, Asia, and North America.  She has played to audiences of tens of thousands strong in various public fora.  She has also played to small, private audiences including such world dignitaries as the President of Pakistan, Benazier Bhutto and Queen Noor.  She has traveled abroad extensively to promote her albums, The Goddess Within, and The Goddess Awaits.  Additionally, Heather has appeared on television both in the United States and internationally.  Heather’s television show on CCTV News, entitled, “The Ambassador”, has garnered over two hundred million viewers.

www.heatherschmid.com


Award Winning New York Photographer Peter Alessandria Shares His Secret To Success



In 2009, after the Global Financial Crisis wiped out Peter Alessandria’s law business. He decided to give up being an attorney in order to do what he loved: photography. Since making this life changing decision Peter has won 41 awards and his work has been published nationally and internationally. I love Peter’s message that he shares with people on trying to achieve success is that for every award he has won, there have been 10 rejections, failures and disappointments.

Peter has some great insight on how to pursue your dreams even when the road is a bit rocky.

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It’s Our Time. NYC Singer, Lachi, talks about facing adversity & believing in yourself



Lachi is a vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and author based in New York City. Legally blind, Lachi has definitely faced her fair share of adversity, but, instead of letting it get her down she used it to rise up, empower not only herself but all those who experience her creative flare for life.


Dream Big: Artist Jennifer Tourangeau share’s her story of overcoming adversity and achieving her dreams



Jennifer Tourangeau was once told by a doctor that there was little hope for her but she ignored those statements and became determined to find a way to make her dreams happen no matter what. In the beginning of her journey as an art student she created the music video, “Dream Big and she tries daily to live by the phrase, “I’m going to do it, watch me.”

And do it she has. Jennifer has been the recipient of a number of awards including two from Spirit Seekers as a Youth Role Model, as well as a 7 Sacred Teaching Award from National Aboriginal Day 2010.

I caught up with Jennifer and her extremely supportive partner Mary, to talk to her about all she has accomplished and how she likes to inspire others with her art work and her powerful story.