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Welcome to Curiously Enough.This is a space to shine a light on the shadows we hide in. This is a conversation to relieve the heaviness of silenced topics. Here’s to getting honest and getting real, feeling inspired and less alone. Thank you for joining me on this road to rediscovering the truth of who we are. Music: https://open.spotify.com/track/6NZfDRTwZBXwdGrD1vl2PYCover Art: Staffan Kjellvestad on Unsplashhttps://unsplash.com/@staffank Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

Latest Episodes

Episode 26: The Spirit of Resilience with Sara Delaney

This episode we have a very honorable guest and TedX speaker, Sara Delaney. Sara is the Founder and Executive Director of Asheville-based nonprofit organization Africa Healing Exchange (AHE) and the owner of 3 Mountains, a social enterprise with product lines Silverback Carbonated Tea & Tîma Tea. Sara is a passionate global activist and social entrepreneur and has been working with the people of Rwanda for over a decade. She has degrees from Simmons College, Grande Ecole Du Commerce, and SIT Graduate Institute, in the fields of Business Management and Nonprofit Development. She recently completed an International Executive Fellowship with Mama Hope Foundation and was named as Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” and is the next TedX Asheville speaker. Sara is originally from Vermont and lives in Asheville with her husband and their two sons. In this episode we cover giving back, how trauma knows no time, what Rwanda can teach us, and the spirit of resilience. If you'd like to learn more about Sara and Africa Healing Exchange, please visit: Learn more: www.AfricaHealingExchange.org Donate: https://tinyurl.com/y3enef7d Visit Rwanda with Sara: https://tinyurl.com/y35cof2s Drink Rwandan Tea: www.3Mountains.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

52 min2019 JUL 26
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Episode 26: The Spirit of Resilience with Sara Delaney

Episode 25: The Power of Desperation with Ian Morris

We are so excited to introduce our guest for this week’s episode, Ian Morris. Ian Morris is the founder of Listening to Smile, a unique sound wellness and healing modality. Ian has over 20 years of experience as a musician and has studied and worked in the performing arts field all of his life. After dealing with chronic illness and the anxiety and depression that followed, Ian decided to explore sound and frequency. His healing was a direct result of the music he created and the frequencies that were chosen to facilitate healing. This work grew into the live sound healing events called “Sonic Meditations” and multiple albums for listeners to incorporate on their own. Listening to Smile has now expanded into an international community. In this episode we cover topics like chronic illness and how it relates to victimhood, how desperation is powerful, the history of sound healing, and music’s effect on our minds and bodies. If you’d like to learn more about and Ian and Listening to Smile, please visit their website at: www.listeningtosmile.com. If you’d like to listen to Ian’s music, check out Listening to Smile on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, youtube, and all other major listening platforms. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

53 min2019 JUL 19
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Episode 25: The Power of Desperation with Ian Morris

Episode 24: Getting to Know the Podcast Hosts with Grace and Max

Rapidfire questions with podcast hosts, Grace and Max. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

26 min2019 JUL 12
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Episode 24: Getting to Know the Podcast Hosts with Grace and Max

Episode 23: Finding a New Normal After a Loss with Ben Harris

This week, we are so grateful to be talking with our guest, Ben Harris. Ben is the Director Of Communications and Constituent Engagement for Georgia State Representative for District 48, Mary Robichaux. In previous years, Ben taught in the world-class Career Advancement Center of the Robinson College of Business. Ben even mentored entrepreneurs in Rwanda through the African Entrepreneur Collective. But today we’re going to be focusing on a specific part of Ben’s story. After losing his brother Michael during his service in the United States Marine Corps, Ben has eagerly offered his voice and Michael's story to TAPS (The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for the purpose of helping service members and their families get the support they deserve. Ben’s story has led him from Georgia all the way to a Washington, DC, joint conference of the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. He has also used his voice through writings and interviews featured in the Associated Press, the Department of Defensive Armed Forces Press Service, the Washington Post, and the Voice of America, among others. Currently, Ben serves as the facilitator for TAPS' Atlanta Care Group, which meets monthly and provides support to new and returning survivors of military loss. In this episode we discuss vulnerability, sharing your story to help others, isolation, and what it means to support someone through grief. If you would like to know more about TAPS and the work Ben is doing in the community please make sure to visit www.taps.org. In addition, if you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, there are people on the other end of this phone number 24/7. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If you'd like to learn more about Ben's story head over to: https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116856 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

34 min2019 JUL 5
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Episode 23: Finding a New Normal After a Loss with Ben Harris

Episode 22: There are No Victims, There are Just People Who are Unconscious with Kim May

Welcome back to Curiously Enough! This week we are chatting with a special guest, Kim May. Kim has spent the past 35 years assisting people interested in improving their minds, bodies and spiritual well-being. She is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer, author, speaker, empowerment workshop facilitator, a leader of Native American women’s lodge practices, and licensed Science of Mind Practitioner. In addition, Kim’s journey of sobriety allows her to bring her experience and wisdom into the work she does with others. Kim’s passion is assisting people in regaining their innate power and awareness that THEY are their own best advocate, as well as helping them tune into the subtle messages that are constantly being offered by the body as well as their intuition. In this episode we discuss how to tap into and find your spirituality, what beliefs are at their core, and how the willingness to explore your inner world is first step to finding inner peace. If you would like to learn more about Kim May and the work she is doing, please visit her website: thehappinessroadmap.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

34 min2019 JUN 28
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Episode 22: There are No Victims, There are Just People Who are Unconscious with Kim May

Episode 21: Two Lesbians in Love: The Search to Belong with Meghan Neeley + Erika Cedardahl

We’re so excited to have our first couple on the podcast! Meghan Neeley & Erika Cederdahl are the founders of Two Lesbians In Love. They lead transformational retreats and offer relationship coaching for lesbian, bisexual and Queer women. They also hold conscious date nights where couples learn what they really want to experience in their relationship while also learning the root of recurring issues. To top if off, Meghan and Erika even host their own podcast- Two Lesbians in Love where they reveal what it’s actually like for two women to be in a loving relationship together in addition to offering guidance and community. They each came out when they were 20 years old. In addition to a BA in psychology and LGBT studies their combined education includes over 3000 hours of training in relationship coaching, yoga teacher training, and bodywork. Two Lesbians In Love is devoted to creating a transformational space for women in relationship with women where there is safety, no fear of who’s watching, and creating a relationship you desire without running on default. In this episode we get curious about: LGBTQ and the media, gender roles, internalized homophobia, and privilege. We get super vulnerable- you don't want to miss this one. If you would like to learn more about Meghan & Erika head over to twolesbiansinlove.com and you can listen to their podcast on any major listening platforms. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

50 min2019 JUN 21
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Episode 21: Two Lesbians in Love: The Search to Belong with Meghan Neeley + Erika Cedardahl

Episode 20: The Agency of Change with Papillon DeBoer

We’re so excited to welcome our guest for today, Papillon DeBoer. Poppy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Structural Therapist in Asheville, NC. His focus is on trauma, outsiders, loners & the marginalized, adolescents, and existential or spiritual counseling. Poppy has been working with people to create change since 1997, when he worked as a community organizer in a rough Chicago neighborhood. Then, he went on to study and practice deep tissue massage as a way of making change more personal. He worked with clients for many years, to move and feel differently, and to release trauma. Poppy has also flipped pizzas, painted houses, lived out of a backpack, and managed a treehouse hostel. Over the last five years, he has worked as a case manager at a local crisis shelter for runaway and homeless youth in addition to facilitating workshops, healing rituals, and even completing his book “Secret Teachings of the Butterfly”. In this episode we talk about: the phases of changing, what trauma is and does, the acceptance + commitment approach, and the staggering statistic of male survivors of sexual assault. If you would you like to know more about Poppy and the work he is doing please do yourself a favor and visit his website www.agencyofchange.net or ourvoicenc.org. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

38 min2019 JUN 14
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Episode 20: The Agency of Change with Papillon DeBoer

Episode 19: Being Transgender Says Nothing About Who I Am with Tina Madison White

Welcome to Curiously Enough, Episode 19. This week we talk with Tina Madison White, a brave + inspiring human being. Tina is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Pride Center, in Asheville, North Carolina, and a member of the board of directors for the Human Rights Campaign. After 35 years in business management, she has shifted her focus to activism, writing and speaking. Tina entered the workforce in the 1980s as a white, Ivy League-educated male. She spent most of the next 30 years consulting to and working for large corporations. Her specialty was business transformation: redesigning systems, processes, and organizations to improve performance. In 2013, Tina embarked on her most ambitious transformation project yet: herself. With the support of her wife, Mary, and her family and colleagues, Tina finally acknowledged the gender identity she had spent fifty years working so hard to hide. Today, Tina’s transformation continues. She is learning how to be a community activist an...

44 min2019 JUN 7
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Episode 19: Being Transgender Says Nothing About Who I Am with Tina Madison White

Episode 18: The Art of Listening with Nate Martinez

We are so excited to welcome our guest for today, Nate Martinez. Nate has spent the past 20 years performing, recording and producing music. Over the past seven years his pursuit has broadened and he began seeking out how music and, more importantly, how sound can dramatically shift our perspective, raise our consciousness, and even heal us. In 2011, Nate began studying shamanism and intuitive healing which eventually led him to become certified in sound therapy. Then, in 2014 he created NTM Sound as a way to share his knowledge and experience with others and a way to share sound therapy treatments to individuals and sound baths for the community. At NTM Sound, Nate uses Biosonic tuning forks, Himalayan singing bowls, overtone singing, breathwork, shamanic drumming, and crystal quartz bowls. He uses these tools to provide a safe and relaxing environment where you can focus on what is out of balance in your body and life to bring you towards a place of harmony. Currently, Nate leads ...

46 min2019 MAY 31
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Episode 18: The Art of Listening with Nate Martinez

Episode 17: The Opioid Crisis with Mayor Dianne Herrin

Welcome to Curiously Enough! This week we have Mayor of West Chester, PA, Dianne Herrin. Dianne took her oath in office in Pennsylvania as West Chester’s Mayor on January 2, 2018. For 15 years, Dianne has served the Borough as Chair or member of several committees - including the Comprehensive Plan Task Force, the Sustainability Advisory Committee, and the Shade Tree Commission. During this time she has also effectively advocated for quality of life issues impacting residents. In 2007 she led a successful effort to keep building heights in the downtown reasonable and help preserve the historic brand that makes West Chester so special. Dianne is committed to ensuring effective communications with residents and business owners, and she works to help unite our diverse community behind our shared aspirations and through creative problem-solving. She is Vice President of Practical Energy Solutions, a Borough-based commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm serving...

32 min2019 MAY 24
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Episode 17: The Opioid Crisis with Mayor Dianne Herrin

Latest Episodes

Episode 26: The Spirit of Resilience with Sara Delaney

This episode we have a very honorable guest and TedX speaker, Sara Delaney. Sara is the Founder and Executive Director of Asheville-based nonprofit organization Africa Healing Exchange (AHE) and the owner of 3 Mountains, a social enterprise with product lines Silverback Carbonated Tea & Tîma Tea. Sara is a passionate global activist and social entrepreneur and has been working with the people of Rwanda for over a decade. She has degrees from Simmons College, Grande Ecole Du Commerce, and SIT Graduate Institute, in the fields of Business Management and Nonprofit Development. She recently completed an International Executive Fellowship with Mama Hope Foundation and was named as Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” and is the next TedX Asheville speaker. Sara is originally from Vermont and lives in Asheville with her husband and their two sons. In this episode we cover giving back, how trauma knows no time, what Rwanda can teach us, and the spirit of resilience. If you'd like to learn more about Sara and Africa Healing Exchange, please visit: Learn more: www.AfricaHealingExchange.org Donate: https://tinyurl.com/y3enef7d Visit Rwanda with Sara: https://tinyurl.com/y35cof2s Drink Rwandan Tea: www.3Mountains.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

52 min2019 JUL 26
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Episode 26: The Spirit of Resilience with Sara Delaney

Episode 25: The Power of Desperation with Ian Morris

We are so excited to introduce our guest for this week’s episode, Ian Morris. Ian Morris is the founder of Listening to Smile, a unique sound wellness and healing modality. Ian has over 20 years of experience as a musician and has studied and worked in the performing arts field all of his life. After dealing with chronic illness and the anxiety and depression that followed, Ian decided to explore sound and frequency. His healing was a direct result of the music he created and the frequencies that were chosen to facilitate healing. This work grew into the live sound healing events called “Sonic Meditations” and multiple albums for listeners to incorporate on their own. Listening to Smile has now expanded into an international community. In this episode we cover topics like chronic illness and how it relates to victimhood, how desperation is powerful, the history of sound healing, and music’s effect on our minds and bodies. If you’d like to learn more about and Ian and Listening to Smile, please visit their website at: www.listeningtosmile.com. If you’d like to listen to Ian’s music, check out Listening to Smile on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, youtube, and all other major listening platforms. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

53 min2019 JUL 19
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Episode 25: The Power of Desperation with Ian Morris

Episode 24: Getting to Know the Podcast Hosts with Grace and Max

Rapidfire questions with podcast hosts, Grace and Max. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

26 min2019 JUL 12
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Episode 24: Getting to Know the Podcast Hosts with Grace and Max

Episode 23: Finding a New Normal After a Loss with Ben Harris

This week, we are so grateful to be talking with our guest, Ben Harris. Ben is the Director Of Communications and Constituent Engagement for Georgia State Representative for District 48, Mary Robichaux. In previous years, Ben taught in the world-class Career Advancement Center of the Robinson College of Business. Ben even mentored entrepreneurs in Rwanda through the African Entrepreneur Collective. But today we’re going to be focusing on a specific part of Ben’s story. After losing his brother Michael during his service in the United States Marine Corps, Ben has eagerly offered his voice and Michael's story to TAPS (The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for the purpose of helping service members and their families get the support they deserve. Ben’s story has led him from Georgia all the way to a Washington, DC, joint conference of the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. He has also used his voice through writings and interviews featured in the Associated Press, the Department of Defensive Armed Forces Press Service, the Washington Post, and the Voice of America, among others. Currently, Ben serves as the facilitator for TAPS' Atlanta Care Group, which meets monthly and provides support to new and returning survivors of military loss. In this episode we discuss vulnerability, sharing your story to help others, isolation, and what it means to support someone through grief. If you would like to know more about TAPS and the work Ben is doing in the community please make sure to visit www.taps.org. In addition, if you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, there are people on the other end of this phone number 24/7. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If you'd like to learn more about Ben's story head over to: https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116856 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

34 min2019 JUL 5
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Episode 23: Finding a New Normal After a Loss with Ben Harris

Episode 22: There are No Victims, There are Just People Who are Unconscious with Kim May

Welcome back to Curiously Enough! This week we are chatting with a special guest, Kim May. Kim has spent the past 35 years assisting people interested in improving their minds, bodies and spiritual well-being. She is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer, author, speaker, empowerment workshop facilitator, a leader of Native American women’s lodge practices, and licensed Science of Mind Practitioner. In addition, Kim’s journey of sobriety allows her to bring her experience and wisdom into the work she does with others. Kim’s passion is assisting people in regaining their innate power and awareness that THEY are their own best advocate, as well as helping them tune into the subtle messages that are constantly being offered by the body as well as their intuition. In this episode we discuss how to tap into and find your spirituality, what beliefs are at their core, and how the willingness to explore your inner world is first step to finding inner peace. If you would like to learn more about Kim May and the work she is doing, please visit her website: thehappinessroadmap.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

34 min2019 JUN 28
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Episode 22: There are No Victims, There are Just People Who are Unconscious with Kim May

Episode 21: Two Lesbians in Love: The Search to Belong with Meghan Neeley + Erika Cedardahl

We’re so excited to have our first couple on the podcast! Meghan Neeley & Erika Cederdahl are the founders of Two Lesbians In Love. They lead transformational retreats and offer relationship coaching for lesbian, bisexual and Queer women. They also hold conscious date nights where couples learn what they really want to experience in their relationship while also learning the root of recurring issues. To top if off, Meghan and Erika even host their own podcast- Two Lesbians in Love where they reveal what it’s actually like for two women to be in a loving relationship together in addition to offering guidance and community. They each came out when they were 20 years old. In addition to a BA in psychology and LGBT studies their combined education includes over 3000 hours of training in relationship coaching, yoga teacher training, and bodywork. Two Lesbians In Love is devoted to creating a transformational space for women in relationship with women where there is safety, no fear of who’s watching, and creating a relationship you desire without running on default. In this episode we get curious about: LGBTQ and the media, gender roles, internalized homophobia, and privilege. We get super vulnerable- you don't want to miss this one. If you would like to learn more about Meghan & Erika head over to twolesbiansinlove.com and you can listen to their podcast on any major listening platforms. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

50 min2019 JUN 21
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Episode 21: Two Lesbians in Love: The Search to Belong with Meghan Neeley + Erika Cedardahl

Episode 20: The Agency of Change with Papillon DeBoer

We’re so excited to welcome our guest for today, Papillon DeBoer. Poppy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Structural Therapist in Asheville, NC. His focus is on trauma, outsiders, loners & the marginalized, adolescents, and existential or spiritual counseling. Poppy has been working with people to create change since 1997, when he worked as a community organizer in a rough Chicago neighborhood. Then, he went on to study and practice deep tissue massage as a way of making change more personal. He worked with clients for many years, to move and feel differently, and to release trauma. Poppy has also flipped pizzas, painted houses, lived out of a backpack, and managed a treehouse hostel. Over the last five years, he has worked as a case manager at a local crisis shelter for runaway and homeless youth in addition to facilitating workshops, healing rituals, and even completing his book “Secret Teachings of the Butterfly”. In this episode we talk about: the phases of changing, what trauma is and does, the acceptance + commitment approach, and the staggering statistic of male survivors of sexual assault. If you would you like to know more about Poppy and the work he is doing please do yourself a favor and visit his website www.agencyofchange.net or ourvoicenc.org. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/curiouslyenough/support

38 min2019 JUN 14
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Episode 20: The Agency of Change with Papillon DeBoer

Episode 19: Being Transgender Says Nothing About Who I Am with Tina Madison White

Welcome to Curiously Enough, Episode 19. This week we talk with Tina Madison White, a brave + inspiring human being. Tina is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Pride Center, in Asheville, North Carolina, and a member of the board of directors for the Human Rights Campaign. After 35 years in business management, she has shifted her focus to activism, writing and speaking. Tina entered the workforce in the 1980s as a white, Ivy League-educated male. She spent most of the next 30 years consulting to and working for large corporations. Her specialty was business transformation: redesigning systems, processes, and organizations to improve performance. In 2013, Tina embarked on her most ambitious transformation project yet: herself. With the support of her wife, Mary, and her family and colleagues, Tina finally acknowledged the gender identity she had spent fifty years working so hard to hide. Today, Tina’s transformation continues. She is learning how to be a community activist an...

44 min2019 JUN 7
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Episode 19: Being Transgender Says Nothing About Who I Am with Tina Madison White

Episode 18: The Art of Listening with Nate Martinez

We are so excited to welcome our guest for today, Nate Martinez. Nate has spent the past 20 years performing, recording and producing music. Over the past seven years his pursuit has broadened and he began seeking out how music and, more importantly, how sound can dramatically shift our perspective, raise our consciousness, and even heal us. In 2011, Nate began studying shamanism and intuitive healing which eventually led him to become certified in sound therapy. Then, in 2014 he created NTM Sound as a way to share his knowledge and experience with others and a way to share sound therapy treatments to individuals and sound baths for the community. At NTM Sound, Nate uses Biosonic tuning forks, Himalayan singing bowls, overtone singing, breathwork, shamanic drumming, and crystal quartz bowls. He uses these tools to provide a safe and relaxing environment where you can focus on what is out of balance in your body and life to bring you towards a place of harmony. Currently, Nate leads ...

46 min2019 MAY 31
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Episode 18: The Art of Listening with Nate Martinez

Episode 17: The Opioid Crisis with Mayor Dianne Herrin

Welcome to Curiously Enough! This week we have Mayor of West Chester, PA, Dianne Herrin. Dianne took her oath in office in Pennsylvania as West Chester’s Mayor on January 2, 2018. For 15 years, Dianne has served the Borough as Chair or member of several committees - including the Comprehensive Plan Task Force, the Sustainability Advisory Committee, and the Shade Tree Commission. During this time she has also effectively advocated for quality of life issues impacting residents. In 2007 she led a successful effort to keep building heights in the downtown reasonable and help preserve the historic brand that makes West Chester so special. Dianne is committed to ensuring effective communications with residents and business owners, and she works to help unite our diverse community behind our shared aspirations and through creative problem-solving. She is Vice President of Practical Energy Solutions, a Borough-based commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy consulting firm serving...

32 min2019 MAY 24
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Episode 17: The Opioid Crisis with Mayor Dianne Herrin
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