January 13, 2020
Fox 11, Weekend Anchor Susan Hirasuna is no stranger to finding and telling compelling stories that connect with people on deep, emotional levels. In her 30+ year career, she has interviewed hundreds of thousands of people and covered every major event you can think of.
In this very informative episode of the Unleash Your Peace Podcast, Susan shares with us how she came to fall in love with journalism, what it takes to make dreams come true, and what ingredients a story must have to be newsworthy.
January 6, 2020
If you are struggling with loss now, or you have in the past, we have a very special episode of the Unleash Your Peace podcast for you today.
This week, we speak with creative visionary Stephen Powers. Stephen's prolific career expands across several industries and has touched the lives of millions worldwide. He is the COO of Wisdome LA, CEO of the publishing house Powers Omnimedia, and the former CEO of Bodhi Tree, one of our favorite spiritual shops in Los Angeles. As a GRAMMY-winning record producer, Stephen produced more than 150 albums with artists including Will.I.Am, Tina Turner, and The Beach Boys.
If you've met Stephen you know him as a powerhouse whose passion for creative, spiritual, and socially just endeavors seems to be endless. But did you know that he was actually on track to become an Oceanographer?
When Stephen was 18 years old and studying Molecular Biology at MIT, his younger sister was tragically killed by a drunk driver. It was not until he came face-to-face with his own mortality as a result of this horrible loss that he asked himself the question: "What do I really want to do?"
What Stephen's incredible story demonstrates is that embedded in even the greatest tragedies is an opportunity for expansion.
A decade after the death of his sister, a second heart-shattering loss left him distraught and angry at God. But through this agonizing darkness, he found the strands of light that eventually led him to a place of real internal peace, from whence he has inspired so many.
August 19, 2019
Mindful lawyering might sound like an oxymoron, it might even be funny as a concept, but in many ways, learning to lawyer mindfully could save the lives of those who practice it. It could also unlock unseen opportunities, create more balance, help solve problems more creatively and attract better clients -- all while creating a better quality of life.
In this episode, we talk to Los Angeles based immigration attorney and yogi, Layla Khamoushian, who shares with us about how her burnout experience lead her to find a better way to live.
July 8, 2019
What’s the worst thing in your life right now?
What’s the thing that’s keeping you up at night?
What's giving you anxiety all day? Making you feel frustrated, angry, helpless or stuck?
Now answer this:
Is what you’re dealing with worse than getting shot?
Is it worse than lying in agony with a bullet in your groin, feeling life slip out of you along with endless pints of your blood?
You see, this is exactly what happened to our guest Arjuna O’Neal when he was only 19 years old. In this gripping episode of the Unleash Your Peace podcast, Arjuna shares how getting shot and literally dying actually saved his life.
So many of us wait to hit rock bottom before starting to crawl out of our self-created prisons. We entertain and even cater to those highly unproductive feelings of doubt, unworthiness, unlovableness, and self hatred until we can no longer afford to do so.
Well, we are here to tell you that you don’t have to wait until your unhappiness becomes unbearable before choosing a better life. You don't have to get shot before you find your true purpose.
June 17, 2019
Last night, I watched a hearth-wrenching and skillfully-performed one-woman show by a friend who shared the gruesome details of the traumatic experiences that shaped her early years. Personally, I can count on the fingers of my right hand how many people I've met in my entire life who didn't have one or a series of traumatic experiences that continue to haunt them well into their adulthood.
Some of these events might be trivial, like being ignored on the playground or getting lost in grocery store for a few minutes. Other events such as being raped by a parent witnessing a shooting are considered horrible by all standards.
And then there are the thousands of moments that sprinkle across our timeline on earth which are only punctuated by the way they make us feel.
These are the emotional signatures of the wounds we internalize and carry with us often to our death.
This week, on the Unleash Your Peace podcast, we speak with Natalia Ruiz who, after spending many years healing her own inner child, has created a safe haven for girls between the ages of 8 and 12 called "Girls Lead." Her organization empowers young girls to become leaders among their peers. They learn to address and work through their own life events BEFORE they become wounds for life.
Learn more about:
Girls Lead - http://girlsleadsummit.com
Peace Unleashed - https://peaceunleashed.com or https://instagram.com/peaceunleashed
May 25, 2019
Daisy Prince Johnston is no ordinary 16 year old. She is already a mental health coach and a volunteer at the teen suicide hotline. In this episode of the Unleash Your Peace podcast, she shares with us how she started teaching parents how to better communicate with their suicidal teens and why she is called the "Teenage Whisperer."
Connect with Daisy on Instagram: @daisyprincejohnston
Connect with us on Instagram: @peaceunleashed
May 7, 2019
A surprising majority of young girls will site "getting fat" as their biggest fear -- even above losing a parent or getting cancer.
Is this statistic surprising? It's not to the millions of young girls who make themselves sick trying to conform to unrealistic and even unhealthy body ideals engrained in them from a very young age.
Our guest, actor Kate Huffman, is all too familiar with the dangers of body dysmorphia and a false self image, especially when it is coupled with a bout of undiagnosed OCD. Kate shares openly about her journey from a very real and very literal brink of death into giving birth to a one-woman show that has been instrumental in her healing.
Join us for this compelling and thought provoking dialogue.
Find Kate online at katehuffman.com
Find Peace Unleashed online at peaceunleashed.com
April 15, 2019
Mhairi Morrison is more than a "Me Too" survivor. For starters, she's a trained mime.
What sets Mhairi truly apart, however, is the powerful way in which she has turned her story of sexual assault into a healing and empowering experience not only for herself but for all survivors. In this episode of the Unleash Your Peace podcast, Mhairi shares with us her journey of pain, redemption, and healing as she turned the most traumatic experience of her life into an inspiring and empowering movement.
Learn more about Mhairi at http://mhairimorrison.com.
Learn more about Peace Unleashed at https://peaceunleashed.com
April 7, 2019
Breakups happen and relationships are NOT easy, but even in the midst of all that chaos, it IS possible to find and hold on to internal peace.
In this week's episode, Healer and Reiki Master Jamie Wozny shares her experience of coupling and de-coupling consciously.
Find Jamie at jamiewozny.com or on Instagram @jamiewozny.
Learn more about Peace Unleashed at peaceunleashed.com