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The Soul Stories Podcast
34 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
The Four I's of Oppression with Shelsea and Danny
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39 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Pursuing Self-knowledge with Shelsea and Danny
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32 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Faith and The Creative Process with Shelsea and Danny
Shelsea and Danny are experimenting with a new type of podcast episode! Listen as they dive into an in-depth conversation on Faith and The Creative Process. We discuss our relationship to this topic and explore how much substance creativity has brought to our lives. We believe that you will walk away with something for your own creative journeys.Feel free to send us your thoughts, feedback and reflections at email@example.comThis is a part of a larger Patreon initiative where we will be providing our Patrons with weekly videos, resources, and ways to connect with Soul Stories. The podcast will only receive select episodes. If you would like to receive our weekly content, sign up for as little as $2/mo on Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenverOur source material is a book called "The Artists Way" by Julia Cameron See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | May 26, 2021
The Nuances of Peace-building with Shelsea and Danny
Shelsea and Danny are experimenting with a new type of podcast episode! Listen as they dive into a nuanced discussion on whether or not peace-building can be an effective tool for social change during our current social climate. Let us know what you think of this format! We may move from a 1:1 interview format to episodes where Shelsea and Danny are having dialogue, creating segments and potentially interviewing guests. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts or find us on social media!This is a part of a larger Patreon initiative where we will be providing our Patrons with weekly videos, resources, and ways to connect with Soul Stories. The podcast will only receive select episodes. If you would like to receive our weekly content, sign up for as little as $2/mo on Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenverFor the original episode we listened to, go to: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7N1H0uLkDelg0Qc4xbIAKf?si=6YlheS-ZSd2AmapZxV0FiQ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Leaning Into Life's Unknowns with Kriste Peoples
Kriste Peoples is a writer, trail runner, and meditator. She is a leader in the Denver community and somebody I really look up to. She makes you feel so comfortable when you are around her and has the best laugh. In this conversation, she talks about growing up in a military family, her internal curiosity, and always wanting to push against the edge while asking the question "what's next?". The first half of the interview is about her journey and how she found her path. In the second half, we discuss the power of mindfulness and nature. We talk about how when we slow down we can turn and face our fears, stories, limiting beliefs and unresolved pain. Kriste an incredible person and I'm excited for you to listen!-------kristepeoples.com@kristepeoples-------Consider joining us on this journey by going to Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver!-------4:47 - Kriste's adventures to find her place in the U.S.16:00 - Following the path of fulfillment25:57 - Leaning into the unknown35:00 - The healing power of nature40:40 - Mindfulness: cultivating our capacity to be with what's difficult49:50 - Being with life as it happens59:47 - Breaking through barriers1:04:45 - Presence in everyday life1:15:03 - Creating space to breathe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
84 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
LGBTQ Mental Health with Dr. Robert Davies
Dr. Robert Davies is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Co-Founder and Director of the UCHealth LGBTQ Mental Health Clinic otherwise known as the Imagine Clinic. He also co-founded their Integrated Transgender program. Bob leads with the intimate details of his story which is inspiring and at times heart-breaking. He talks about being raised Southern Baptist and how before he knew he was gay, he grew up feeling different. Bob describes how the 70's were a much different time. People didn't talk about being Gay or what that meant. Up until 1972 you couldn't practice as a psychiatrist if you were openly gay because you weren't "psychologically sound". In this conversation, we talk about the rampant homophobia and transphobia in this country. Bob gives us an in-depth look at the challenges that the LGBTQ and Trans communities face when trying to receive quality mental health care and medical support. This is an important, informational and hopeful conversation. Here is our episode!-------Imagine Clinic: https://lgbtqcolorado.org/resources/imagine-clinic-lgbtq-mental-health-clinic/Integrated Transgender Program: https://www.uchealth.org/services/diabetes-endocrinology-care/uchealth-integrated-transgender-program/-------Consider joining us on this journey by going to Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver!-------4:48 - Growing up Southern Baptist: "feeling different and wrong"10:20 - Homophobia in the 70's13:56 - Bob's relationship to his mom16:10 - Coming out at 41 after being married for 20 years24:48 - the AiDS epidemic in the 90's27:54 - Fears of being openly gay as a psychiatrist35:16 - The origins of the Imagine Clinic40:20 - What quality LGBTQ mental health care looks like48:30 - Building a Transgender clinic with all-inclusive, integrated services53:35 - The lack of safety and understanding for the Trans community57:28 - A historical perspective on oppression1:02:06 - What LGBTQ youth face today and hope for the future1:11:23 - Misunderstanding body dysmorphia and Transgender folks1:16:31 - "Educating people that were never educated"1:20:12 - The importance of accepting someone as they are See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Choose your Mindset with Super Bowl Champion, Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris is a motivational speaker, ex-Denver Bronco, and Super Bowl Champion. You will hear about the NFL, his unique experiences, and the pressures and expectations he endured to play football at that level. He shares relatable tips on how to eliminate distractions, find your discipline, and the very human process of setting boundaries. He talks about how we all need to define our own success in our own lives and surround ourselves with people who will help us reach those goals. I was blown away by his vulnerability, his ability to lead with his own story and share his own shortcomings, and what he had to do to become who he is today. We talk about racism, society and so much more. Enjoy!---------For more from Ryan Harris check out https://www.ryanharris68.com/. He has a book titled "Mindset for Mastery" and can be hired for speaking engagements!---------Considering joining us in this journey at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver.com---------2:02 - Introduction to Ryan's NFL journey4:40 - Choosing your mindset to overcome7:49 - The unexpected pressures of being in the NFL12:24 - Reverse engineer your goals15:19 - Stress is our number one issue18:00 - Ryan's NFL wake-up call21:55 - The importance of having the right people around you25:48 - "Your worth does not come from other people"32:34 - Racial injustice in our society36:15 - How to have these difficult conversations41:34 - Resolving conflict See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
73 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Aligning with your Authentic Self with Kerri-Ann Appleton
Kerri-Ann Appleton is an empowerment coach and teacher in every sense of the word. We talk about how to find alignment with our authentic selves and all the challenges we undergo in that process. She gets vulnerable and shares about her childhood wounds along with the tools she is using to work with them. Kerri-Ann discusses a recent experience with gaslighting and manipulation and all the self-growth that has come from that. And I think that's what I respect the most about Kerri-Ann. She is a coach who not only teaches, but leads by example. This is an inspiring episode and I am excited for you to listen!-------www.kerri-ann.comIG: coaching_with_kerriannEmail: email@example.comFB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/InHerPowertribe/-------Considering joining us in this journey at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver.com-------3:33 - Empowerment coaching9:21 - Reprogramming how we were conditioned in childhood16:21 - Letting go of old identities to embrace new ones24:07 - Being gaslighted and manipulated by a significant other31:09 - Understanding manipulation 35:20 - Cultural differences of dating and living in Brazil44:21 - Distinguishing between fear and wisdom; fact and story 50:39 - "Are you going to answer the call for the invite to growth?"58:25 - Stepping into self-acceptance of our imperfections1:03:00 - Setting boundaries with compassion1:06:56 - This is happening for our greatest good See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
84 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Fighting to Live with John McDermott
Note: Since this podcast was recorded, John now identifies as non-binary and professionally uses the pronouns "they / them" and personally uses all pronouns. In drag, they only go by "she".-------John McDermott is the Bodycare Manager at Natural Grocers and a good friend of mine with a gigantic heart. John shares in-depth about their mental health journey and diagnoses. They have been hospitalized eight times and have what is called chronic suicidal ideation. Trigger warning: John discusses multiple suicide attempts. They showcase an incredible amount of strength and ability to persevere throughout this conversation. This episode is equal parts heavy and fun. We end up talking about boxing, masculinity, identity and John's new passion for dressing in drag. I was really grateful to witness a story as powerful as this one and hope you have a similar experience.-------For more from John, check out their event, The Love and Hope Drag show, which will be streamed on Facebook live at 11:00 AM on February 14th, 2021. It’ll feature Ximena Latinx, Jessica L’Whore, Bella C Le Cher, Simon Paul, Celeste Brooks, Betty Sparkles, Lola Fierce, and Patricia Del Rosario. -------Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!-------3:29 - Suicide in our country11:33 - John's attempts and their love for others17:16 - Experiencing a Mental Health Hospital25:12 - Planning for a downward spiral30:01 - "Seeing myself as worth it and deserving a life"35:47 - Boxing and privilege43:21 - White privilege and mental health co-existing51:20 - Borderline Personality Disorder58:36 - John's fluid identity and reckoning with masculinity1:05:49 - Living in Alaska1:11:09 - Pursuing the feminine 1:16:22 - Discovering drag See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
65 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
The Healing Process with My Therapist, Gabriel De Oliveira Duarte
Gabriel is a Brazilian therapist and an incredibly warm, meditative and introspective person. This is a really special episode because he is my current therapist. And we dig deep into the therapeutic process. I talk about what I'm working through and Gabe shares intimate stories that really illuminate how beautiful and challenging healing can be. We talk about being triggered, childhood wounds, and strategies that we use even when they don't serve us. This conversation is informative and insightful. It feels like you are sitting down for coffee with a good friend. I had a good time and I believe you will too!-------To contact Gabriel, you can find him at firstname.lastname@example.org -------Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!-------1:14 - Gabriel's work and his wounds14:21 - Introduction to Danny and Gabriel's therapeutic relationship16:59 - Triggers: an opportunity for healing18:56 - What prevents us from facing painful truths?24:50 - Owning your own projection as a therapist27:53 - Danny and Gabriel's boundaries34:00 - Gabriel's body-based process with Danny and everyone else42:09 - Abandonment and childhood fear46:00 - Getting in touch with your heart - Gabriel and his brother53:19 - One woman's incredible journey to set boundaries59:39 - Why should we pursue healing? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
70 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
De-stigmatizing Mental Health with Marisa Gullicksrud, LCSW
Marisa Gullicksrud is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the State Clinical Director of Child First. I'm so excited that she is leading off our first episode of this season. She has been a mentor to me, is a leader in the Denver community and is an overall shining light of a person. In this episode she shares her experiences with depression and opens up about close family members she lost. We talked about the balance of human centered vulnerability and rigorous academic training in therapy. Marisa sheds light on why the mental health system is so challenging to navigate and how important it is that we de-stigmatize seeking help. I had a blast talking with her and hope you enjoy this one. Here is our episode!-------Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!-------1:44 - Marisa's journey to mental health work12:32 - When the color drained from her life19:40 - Self-discovery and purpose23:20 - Working through shame and valuing vulnerability29:15 - The challenges of accessing quality mental health care33:23 - What does quality mental health care look like?43:04 - The importance of creating vulnerable and empowering dialogue 46:22 - "I was only able to stand up because other people were lifting me up"50:36 - How to take the first step to get help53:23 - Finding the right therapist and resources to do so56:08 - The Colorado mental health crisis58:40 - How mental health and the conversation needs to evolve1:04:30 - Hope for the future See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Season 5 Trailer - Mental Health & Healing
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81 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
The Nuances of Immigration with Femi Nassi and Kamga Tchassa
Olufemi Nassi is an author, poet, and host of The In-Betweeners Podcast. Kamga Tchassa is a poet, writer, and multi-format content creator. In this special three-way conversation, Femi and Kamga share the nuances, complexities and challenges that come with immigrating to America. It's one of those conversations that will open your eyes and expand your perspective. I had a lot of fun in this conversation and I think you will thoroughly enjoy it. Here is our episode------For more from Femi:Her book, Ji Sokee: https://www.amazon.com/Ji-Sokee-Awakening-Femi-Nassi/dp/2376120241The Inbetweeners Podcast: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1vigv4LkTBCUuDYx06Oy9z iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-in-betweeners-podcast/id1504104900Instagram: https://instagram.com/femiche_Website: https://feminassi.com/------For more from Kamga:Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/tchassakamga Medium : https://medium.com/@tchassakamga------Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!------6:56 - Femi's introduction to the U.S.11:34 - Kamga's introduction to the U.S.16:54 - Adjusting to an Individualistic culture23:29 - American racism from an African's perspactive27:28 - Having to constantly explain their identities34:30 - The expectations and assumptions of family back home37:38 - Discovering their own identities42:10 - Mental health and understanding loneliness50:28 - The dark side of African collectivism58:43 - Self-expression and making an impact through writing 105:48 - What's next for Kamga and Femi1:14:08 - How to find their creative work See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
How Violin Vigils for Elijah McClain Spread Nationally
A special episode of The Soul Stories Podcast styled a la "This American Life". We explore how a peaceful protest turned violent sparked a national movement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Cultivating Resilience with Bubba Peace
Bubba Peace, formerly Shaun Don ThA TRUTH, is a Father, Partner, Artist, and Poet. He is an extremely reflective and spiritual soul who seems to be wise beyond his years. This conversation is a meditation on transformation, growth and the ills of the world. He offers so much perspective on how sometimes change starts by first taking an honest look at our own lives. Bubba Peace exemplifies compassion and vulnerability in this thoughtful conversation. Enjoy this episode!------Check out his music here! https://soundcloud.com/bubbapeaceInstagram: @Bubba_Peacehttps://www.facebook.com/BabytownProduction------Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!------2:03 - Bubba Peace's family background5:44 - Music and poetry as self-reflection9:37 - Masculinity as an expression of wholeness12:50 - How having a daughter changed his life15:31 - Bubba Peace's big dreams17:29 - Understanding the roots of police brutality21:05 - Returning to who we are24:50 - "Black Community Matters"29:25 - Re-validating the Black man's worth by validating the Black woman's worth34:55 - "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"41:35 - Developing his message through the arts45:00 - Cultivating resilient voices in the world47:08 - Presence with God's endless energy52:28 - "Loving people for who they are, not what I want them to become"59:12 - "Love life to the fullest"1:04:40 - Mama Jah See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
88 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
The House That Love Built with Sarah Jackson
Sarah Jackson is the Founder and Executive Director of Casa De Paz. Casa De Paz's mission is to reunite families separated by immigrant detention, one simple act of love at a time. Sarah's journey is truly unbelievable and she recounts it in her new book "The House That Love Built". I read it and absolutely loved it. I was shocked by how I really didn't want to put it down. In this episode, we talk about the uncomfortable journey she had to go through to discover her life's purpose, the continuing barriers that immigrant families face and so much more. This is a super fun and in-depth conversation where Sarah's passion, empathy, and ability to introspect shines.------Find more out about Sarah's organization at https://www.casadepazcolorado.org/------Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!------2:13 - Casa de Paz during the pandemic6:27 - Oliver's story13:40 - How Sarah's journey started21:00 - Believing in a God of abundance instead of a God of scarcity30:25 - "Where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need"37:35 - Family and connection at Casa De Paz43:15 - Challenging an oppressive system through dialogue and education48:00 - Creating a bridge to conservative Christianity52:07 - Hospitality homes in America55:30 - Creating a human connection with those who have experienced brutal oppression59:46 - Agustin's Story107:30 - Would I want this to happen to my family?1:11:54 - Can we love others without loving ourselves?1:18:50 - Empathy and laughing at our shortcomings1:23:45 - Appreciation to co-author Scott Sawyer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
83 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Leaving a Mark, Instead of Just Scars with Hassan Latif
Hassan Latif is the Founder and Executive Director of the Second Chance Center. The Second Chance Center is dedicated to helping the formerly incarcerated successfully transition into society with proper education, support and resources. Hassan actually spent 18 years in prison himself before becoming the role model he is now. In this episode he recounts his early days of choosing life on the streets in Brooklyn, New York, growing up in segregated America, and the incredible transformation he underwent to becoming the leader so many know and love. You are in for a treat. Hassan is an incredibly engaging storyteller and I'm excited for you to listen. Here's our conversation!-----Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver or sending a small donation to our Venmo account @SoulStories!-----2:00 - Thoughts plus feelings equals behavior6:52 - Growing up in a hostile and segregated New York City12:22 - Shakespeare, intelligence and racism20:57 - Healing wounds and owning our crap24:36 - The first 15 years of incarceration27:45 - A young black man under siege in America33:45 - The system is operating exactly as it was designed42:00 - Cleaning up our lenses to see life differently46:58 - Finding commonality and compassion through trauma52:01 - Making things right in America56:10 - Hassan's transformational moment in prison108:00 - Never going back, a commitment to change1:17:25 - Leaving a mark instead of just scars See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Minisode: Connect with Danny and Kamga
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72 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
The Power of Belief with Valencia Vargas
Valencia started off life feeling extremely isolated both from her family and peers. It's these circumstances that lead her down a destructive path early on. Listen to this transformational episode as Valencia recounts the challenging experiences that led her to healing and changing her life trajectory. It's one that could you make cry and leave you feeling inspired to make changes in your own life. It definitely did so for me. Enjoy!---Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver where you can get bonus podcast content---Valencia is a certified coach and you connect with her at www.radiantcourage.com and her Facebook page, Radiant Courage. You can also find her on Facebook - Valencia Vargas.---Beginning - Growing up isolated16:28 - Searching for belonging26:05 - Being sent to a boarding school33:05 - Navigating an extremely structured treatment program38:00 - Transformation begins42:47 - Rewiring beliefs50:00 - Taking responsibility and forgiveness58:57 - Re-entering society1:01:28 - Envisioning the future See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
72 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Investing in Community with Millete Birhanemaskel
Millete is an entrepreneur, founder of the local Denver staple, The Whittier Cafe and overall renaissance woman. In this interview she talks about her family's origins in Ethiopia and their journey from refugees in Sudan to the challenges they overcame to thrive in the U.S. Millete is a true leader, who is a personal hero and role model of mine. Her humility, selflessness and community-centered philosophy shines in this conversation.---A few notes: Suzi Q. Smith, who is mentioned later will be scheduled as a guest on the show for a later date. Also, since this interview was recorded, her cousin's surgery, which we talk about at the end, has been pushed back to the end of January, the week this episode drops. Send her and her family all the love you have. Ok, now let's start the episode.---Consider supporting The Soul Stories Podcast at Patreon.com/soulstoriesdenver where you can get bonus podcast content---If you're in the Denver area, Millete wants to invite you to a Sunday coffee ceremony, poetry reading (when they happen), or donate to their Justice Fund. If you would like more information, please reach out to email@example.com---Beginning - Founding a Denver community staple, the Whittier Cafe8:10 - Freedom fighting in Ethiopia and being a refugee17:48 - Moving and growing up in America23:15 - Her father reconnects with his dignity in his final years30:38 - Mom's natural medicines and cooking33:23 - Interviewing historical figures as a journalist41:29 - Giving to the community without expecting return46:11 - Building and investing in the Whittier Cafe community54:48 - Legalities of keeping ownership of the Whittier Cafe57:28 - Coming together for her cousin's surgery See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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