Life is meant to be lived through us - body and soul. To activate this part, I get curious and use improvisational thought, ask questions and create characters. By connecting with creativity, I've invented my practice.
AND, I'll share what I'm learning! My intention is to hand you the secrets that I wish I had growing up, to live a happy creative life.
How to Leap into a Creative Life
July 7, 2022 • 53 MIN
Enthusiastic about connecting artists with their audiences and championing athletes’ rights, Laura-Ann’s passions naturally extend from her experience as a professional performer, a former elite gymnast and her ongoing efforts with community involvement.
Laura-Ann worked both under the spotlight as an acrobat and behind-the-scenes in public relations during her seven years with Cirque du Soleil. As chair of the tour's Social Committee, improving tour morale and employee connectivity were both high priorities. During the pandemic, Laura-Ann partnered with former colleagues to co-found the Project Lumiére which focused on keeping the circus and performing arts communities united.
Starting at the age of two, Laura-Ann vaulted into competitive gymnastics with flare. She balanced her physical training and academic pursuits to win an athletic scholarship for her undergraduate studies. Laura-Ann was named a two-time All-American gymnast, an alternate for the 2004 Canadian Olympic team and a NCAA PAC-10 Conference champion. During her stint on Amaluna, Laura-Ann discovered another passion for public relations while working behind the scenes for Cirque.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Laura-Ann has worked in London, England, and toured with Cirque through North America, Europe and South America. She completed her bachelor's degree in Exercise & Sport Science with a minor in Psychology at Oregon State University. This past November, Laura-Ann recently completed a Public Relations Certificate through Simon Fraser University and has just begun working at Citizen Relations in Vancouver.
Stories in your body - Alcohol
June 9, 2022 • 39 MIN
Have you ever wondered about healing the nutritional needs of your family and not doing it all alone? Shannon Donohoe Simpson is a nutrition expert for your whole family and has experience with children who have special needs.
Shannon is intuitive and creative in her life. Being called "too much" as a child and "You should be seen and not heard," Shannon isn't about to back down from these stories.
Questions have come through personal experiences having breast cancer and children with autism. Today Shannon and I ask, what place does alcohol have in our lives?
Shannon shows how the struggle with alcohol is a signal to listen to her body. By focusing on her whole health she explains how.
She joins me to share her personal experiences to help you move ahead in yours.
Shannon is also on an expedition to explore the outer reaches of Canada, family in tow.
Love Lost and Found
May 18, 2022 • 68 MIN
Finding out at 35 that she had an identical twin sister half a world away was a pivotal moment in Asiza's life.
Since the age of six, Asiza has been drawing the female figure but she never really understood why.
Growing up as an only child, she had always longed for a sister and she now realizes that her drawings and paintings was a way of staying connected to her twin.
Asiza and I talk about how she awakened her subconscious mind through her painting and healing her relationships with her sister and who she thought was her birth mother and father.
Women's Impact Academy, Five Fabulous Females
January 21, 2021 • 64 MIN
Connecting with movers and shakers and asking all the right questions. Bravery is in the truth you put out in the world. Have a listen at what these amazing humans have created. Listen to our coffee talk session, Now!
How To Pick The Right People
January 14, 2021 • 13 MIN
Wondering where you went wrong in choosing that job, that friend, that consultant? I got tired of making the same mistake over and over again so I found something that might be helpful to make conscious and better decisions without beating myself up.
Recover To Lead with Trina Hamilton
January 7, 2021 • 46 MIN
Trina Hamilton recently shifted her 30-year career in corporate education and leadership development to something more deeply personal. She helps leaders recover from the chaos around them so they can lead from the best parts of themselves—a discipline she learned through her own experience with addiction. Trina founded the organization Recover to Lead, which provides leadership coaching, resources and services that helps leaders live and lead with resilience, integrity, and purpose.
Mary Chan my podcast coach
December 24, 2020 • 42 MIN
I interviewed my podcast coach as my first guest because I failed in the audio on my first interview. It took Mary and I 3 times to make this episode and I don’t regret a thing! On Episode 6 Mary and I dive directly into her topics about having the biggest and sudden change in her professional career, her injuries, the radio industry, passions, the podcasting business, and connecting with others.
Mary Chan is a Podcast Strategist, Voice Coach, and Voice-Over Artist who believes in empowering you with the self-confidence to find your voice.
During her 20-year career in radio, coaching radio announcers and small business owners on how to read a script and bring it alive off the page, she's heard first hand how your voice is the key to connect emotion to emotion with your listeners to build awareness, credibility, and influence. In 2018, Mary founded Organized Sound Productions, a podcast production and consulting company and today, you can find her on her own podcast "The Podcaster's Guide to a Visible Voice" where you will empower yourself to amplify your voice to speak with courage and spirit.
The Village Of Calm
December 10, 2020 • 7 MIN
Living with the strong urge to avoid loving and calm the community, I realized there was more work to do to uncover this default. As I continue my work on self awareness, I'm discovering in Bessel van der Kolk, "The Body Keeps the Score," alarming insights. Drawn towards understanding conflict, I also discovered this story that created a peace within me to understand the way things could be; the Village Of Calm. There's a connection to creating the awareness in our body and mind to how we are being and its effect on others. We have to be the first to put it forward in order to receive it. When it doesn't come back, then it’s up to us to create a calm place for others. When it does, it's a beautiful connection.
You May Need A Self Help Book
November 26, 2020 • 4 MIN
Fear of judgement of others freezes dreams. I set the tone of my show in this shortie episode about how I’m honest about my fear of starting any creative project.
My way out, is to make a fool of myself to save you, and I am just getting warmed up. Because, I'm seriously getting inspired to share, even with a lot of imperfections, issues and a love for self discovery, you too can make cool stuff in this world.