Tag: love

Aliza Hava – Music is Healing

In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Aliza Hava.

I was honored to have the incredibly talented singer songwriter, Aliza Hava on my show.  We talk about music, trauma, healing, life, and the state of our world today.  Most importantly, we talk about the role in which music can play in our lives to help heal past trauma and help us connect with each other and God.

Ethereal. Enlightening. Medicine for the soul. Aliza Hava (“aLEEza Hah-vuh”) interlaces the elements; earth and sky, fire and water. Her transcendent voice is reminiscent of the mystical tone of Stevie Nicks, the raw soul of Janis Joplin, and the gritty wisdom of Brandi Carlile. With her award-winning infusion of folk, rock, pop, and soul, Aliza heals the tiny forgotten bits of ourselves while rekindling our memories, setting our feet on the path back home, and calling us to rise into our best versions of ourselves.

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Ron Rapaport – Bringing Awareness to Male Breast Cancer

Ron is a two-time Male Breast Cancer survivor, current Lymphedema thriver and Lead Advocate for malebreastcancerhappens.org

Ron also hosts his own podcast titled ITS A WRAP WITH RAP, which is available on all major podcast platforms worldwide. His podcast is ranked by FeedSpot as one of the top 35 “Overcoming Adversity” podcasts in its category from thousands of podcasts on the web ranked by traffic, social media followers and content freshness.

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Rachel Awes – The Need for Relationships

“I work as a psychologist, author, and art playgroundist, who loves listening to and highlighting the beauty in people. I do all of this colorfully, with how I dress (I’m a clothing influencer/ambassador too) and how I illustrate my books (I have another colorful personal growth book releasing early November 2022 called “The Relationship Book: A Soulful, Transformational, and Artistic Inventory of Your Connective Life”) and how I LIVE.”

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Kim Sorrelle – Cry Until You Laugh

Kim Sorrelle is the director of a humanitarian organization, popular speaker, and the author of two books. Her first book, Cry Until You Laugh, is about her and her husband’s battle with cancer after being diagnosed just four months a part. Her second book, Love Is, chronicles her year long quest to figure out the true meaning of love, a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, always enlightening journey that led to life-changing discoveries found mostly on the streets of Haiti.

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Victoria Rader – You were Born to Prosper

She is an internationally best-selling author of Until You Win, Until You Shine, Manifest mE journal, Ignite Your Wisdom, creator of Empower-mE and Maser-mE apps, founder of the Quantum Freedom movement, and creator of Free-mE™ EFT, Victoria is excited to share her newest book Prosper mE™: the 35 Universal Laws to Make Money Work for You. Her mission is to both awaken and empower you to your life of limitless possibilities and prosperity.

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Margaret Agard – Giving God Your Todo List

Margaret Agard is an award-winning writer whose latest book ‘In His Footsteps: How I Gave My Todo List to God and Got More Done, More Sleep and Less Stress’ is an 18-month slice of the life of a woman committed to giving her life to God by giving today to God: or how to be happy driving in rush hour traffic, dealing with frauds and facing a mountain of manure.

Margaret lives on four forested acres on a lake in Florida – viewing lake not swimming lake because, well, alligators. She and her husband Parker have 15 children between them, 38 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The birthday cards alone take up a lot of time.

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Folk Music, Long Hikes, and a Bath

On Friday night, we had a full house!  Rebecca and Julian came down from Staten Island and Aunt Kathy and Uncle Donnie and Daniel all came down to visit me too.  Mommy and daddy made a big dinner for everyone.  Mommy did most of the work, daddy just grilled the chicken on the grill.

Uncle Donnie petted me a lot.  Not when he was eating though.  He doesn’t like when I breathe on him while he’s eating.  I don’t know why, but he seems to get a little grumpy if I start breathing heavy on him while he’s eating.  It must still have something to do with that time my brother, Buddy grabbed a hamburger off of his plate and ate it.  I just think like, “Dude, get over it already, that was like 20 years ago and I wasn’t even born yet.”  Some people just need to let things go.  I personally would never think of taking food off of someone’s plate.  Well, I do think about it, I just don’t actually do it.  I’ve found that if I just stare into their eyes with my sad, starving, puppy dog eyes, they’ll just give me some food anyway.

I can’t even count the times that mommy and daddy have told me that they weren’t going to share with me and I just kept staring into their eyes and sure enough, I got some food.  It works every time!

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