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  • Kara's new Voice Rising Show at Om TImes Radio made me hear my own voice in a new way and want to make room to strengthen and support it. I can't wait to tune in to more of the shows. Kara is intelligent, compassionate and guided by a strong, bright spiritual heart.

    Janice Manjeet Amrita Bisset, New Mexico, USA

  • Enjoy weekly conversations with leading luminaries, pioneering visionaries, poets, musicians, authors and sound healers on the big questions of meaning as we bring harmony to a world that has lost its tone. Discover how to lead a vibrant balanced life and heal humanity through sound consciousness. 

    If we wish to transform our relationship with ourselves, each other and our planet, we need to understand the role that our voice plays in shifting old paradigms and awakening to a vibrant life of pure presence.

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  • Nov

    23

    Fabrizio Pigliucci – Tales of Clay and Other Soulful Stories

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    Music is a universal healing force. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and film composer, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, peace activist, and dream catcher Fabrizio Pigliucci in a heartfelt conversation exploring the healing power of music. On his newest album release, “Tales of Clay,” a collection of soulful stories, Fabrizio invites us to reflect on humanity’s importance in returning to the central values of the essence of life. Principles such as simplicity, nurturing friendships, living more from the heart, and taking time to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Simple things such as singing together around a fire, sharing meals with each other, creating beauty, taking more quality time for expression and love. Do we carry as a collective a unified vision of what we wish for our mother earth? What life do we wish for our children? In a world facing a global pandemic, struggling with division, and on the verge of a massive climate crisis, Fabrizio Pigliucci explores with Kara how we can use music as a healing force and how by shifting our consciousness and making small changes in our life, we can experience a more peaceful life.

     

    Nov

    16

    Jacqueline Suskin - Every Day Is A Poem

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    Poetry isn’t a magic cure-all that makes adversity vanish, but it does summon the wondrous and sublime out of the shadows. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Poet Jacqueline Suskin as they explore the gentle, brave practices of living a poetic life. Learn the requisite art of slowing down. When we are surrounded by uncertainty and destruction, how do we sift through the chaos and find joy in simply being alive? Jacqueline Suskin has composed over forty thousand poems with her ongoing improvisational writing project, Poem Store. She has written over six books, and today we will be exploring her newest release, EVERY DAY A POEM: Find Clarity, Feel Relief, and See Beauty in Every Moment.
     
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    Nov

    09

    Claire B. Willis - Opening to Grief: An Invitation to Turn Towards Emotions

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    All of us at some point in our lives, experience loss, yet few of us are comfortable with grieving. It is hard to navigate the waters of loss. How does grief manifest in our lives? How can we integrate grieving while still carrying on with day-to-day commitments? The passage of time may be of some help, but time by itself is not the answer. It is how we “spend” the time. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Claire B. Willis, author and clinical social worker for a heartfelt conversation on grief and how we can learn to give it a voice. Co-founder of the Boston nonprofit, Facing Cancer Together Claire is a lay Buddhist chaplain, and yoga/meditation teacher specialized in oncology, therapeutic writing, and bereavement for the last 25 years. Today she celebrates with us the release of her new book, Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace, which she co-authored with Marnie Crawford Samuelson. If our lives are to remain vital, our hearts have to stay open, for our grief is an expression of our love. Join Kara and Claire as we deepen the practice of embracing grief and holding uncertainty.

    Oct

    26

    Barbara J. Hunt - Forgiveness: The Secret To Peace

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    Forgiveness is like a superpower that hardly anyone ever uses. We might think we don't need it at all, or it's only necessary in extreme circumstances, yet discover how forgiveness is the forgotten secret to creating more health, happiness, and world peace. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and author, singer-songwriter, and coach Barbara J. Hunt as they explore how creativity and forgiveness are linked. Discover how, when we forgive, we make a difference in the world. And not only that, with a lighter heart, our voice is free again. Listen in a be part of a change in culture that co-creates a sound world.

     

     

    Oct

    19

    Stephen G. Post - On Forgetting to Remember and Other Ordinary Miracles

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    Memory holds the entire universe and everything we have ever encountered in life. Graceful synchronicities abound—thread by thread, stitch by stitch, -step by step, we make our way. The landscapes of our heart are infinite and undefinable. We are a part of a mystery. Nobody really knows what biographical memory is. Is it physical or metaphysical? Perhaps like voice, it is both. Our voice seeks connection, and frequency is our link. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and best-selling author Stephen G. Post in a heartfelt conversation on VOICE memory, music, synchronicity, love, and the hidden mystery of human connectedness. What role does our voice play in memory formation and memory loss? What role do stories play in our inter-connectedness? Listen in as Kara and Stephen talk about his new book God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness. Bring your voice. Bring your questions.
    For over twenty years, Stephen G Post, Ph.D., has spread the science of giving and commitment to the greater good across the globe. He lives and teaches the uplifting perennial message that we become our fullest selves by giving to others. The bestselling lead author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving, Post is the founder and president (2000) of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love (www.unlimitedloveinstitute.org), and the director (2008) of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University in New York.

    Oct

    12

    Tim Wheater – Experience Soulful Sound Medicine

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    When we hear the music of Tim Wheater, something stirs deep inside us. Something powerful evoking emotions, stirring memories, and healing. This dynamic impact is the result of a lifelong journey, a marriage combining exceptional experience as a musician with a shaman’s knowledge of the healing effect of music.

    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and the award-winning composer, producer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist Tim Wheater in a heartfelt conversation on the healing power of music. Sound has a far greater effect on our everyday existence than we can even imagine. As human beings, we communicate with each other through sound vibrations. All sound vibrates with meaning. How can we use sound to enhance creativity? Improve concentration and tap into our intuitive beings? How can we use frequencies and vibrations to create a “sound world.”

     

     

    Oct

    05

    Judy Stakee - It All Starts With A Song

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    It all starts with a song. Our words create our stories. Our stories create our path. That’s why it’s so important to learn the art of storytelling. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Judy Stakee, world-renowned artist development specialist, in a heartfelt conversation on the power of the story. How can we hone our personal message and share it with the world? How important are the songs in our lives? Is songwriting only for the talented few, or can you too learn to write the soundtrack to your life based on your truth and your personal experiences?
    Known throughout the industry as the “champion” of the writer and song, Judy has always held top honors as having the “best song sense” around. She has helped some of today’s most acclaimed artists find their stories and best utilize their words. Known for her work as Senior VP of Creative for Warner Chappell, Judy has signed and developed notable acts such as Katie Perry, Sheryl Crow, and Gavin Degraw and songwriters including Kevin Kaddish ( All about the Bass) John Shanks ( 45 #1 singles) and Julian Bunetta (One DirectionI and her passion still burns strong for developing storytellers and teaching the importance of how a story is presented.
     

    Sep

    28

    Fiona Joy Hawkins-Healing Through Music In Isolation

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    Music is a universal language. It connects us without prejudice. Music gives us hope and lifts our spirits. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Fiona Joy Hawkins, a contemporary classical pianist/composer in a heartfelt conversation on music and healing. Learn how music supports us during this global pandemic. How we can stay in balance and at ease through listening. And discover what role music plays in connecting us to other worlds, including that of our ancestors.

    Sep

    21

    Nancy Slonim Aronie - Chasing Truth With a Ballpoint Pen

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    Writing guru and NPR commentator Nancy Slonim Aronie joins Kara Johnstad at Voice Rising for a heartfelt conversation on finding your authentic voice. Author of the bestselling book, "Writing From Your Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice," Nancy's approach to creative writing is a path to healing the self. She shows us how to reverse the damaging effects done to writers in school, where red pens and disciplined grammar taught many of us to mistrust our natural ability as storytellers. Explore together how to honor your voice by developing a writing practice. Learn to write in your own rhythms. Discover how to find your personal language and write your own stories. Of course, not to be missed, how to hush those die-hard inner critics and unthaw from years trying to "be correct." As Nancy says, "I don't think anyone can really teach writing. What I know I can do is create a safe place for writers to write."

    Sep

    14

    Annie Patterson - Rise Up and Sing

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    Annie Patterson is one of America's premiere song leaders. She has been singing around the globe for over 30 years and is well known for her work as co-creator/editor of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and accomplished folk performer, jazz vocalist, musician, peace activist, mother, and community organizer Annie Patterson, as they talk about the transformational power of music, the importance of raising our voices in the community, and the role singing plays in helping kids with learning challenges. In these challenging times, discover what key role our voice plays in the success of social movements and how we can use singing and deep listening to bridge the divides.

    “Singing songs together can be a very effective and non-violent way to speak out as a community and can also help us listen better to each other so we can find unity and hope together.” Annie Patterson

  • Barbara Borden - Keeper of the Beat

    Join voice master Kara Johnstad and Barbara Borden for a heartfelt conversation on the voice within, how the drums speak a universal language of love and joy. how  we  too can learn to talk to our drumBarbara Borden - Keeper of the Beat Barbara Borden’s music comes to her like a language from the gods an extraordinary and inspired master drummer. Barbara’s deep connection to [...]

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    Toko-pa Turner - A Place of Belonging

    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Toko-pa Turner, author of the masterful book, BELONGING, as she shares with us her path as a dream weaver, mystic and founder of the Dream School.Toko-pa Turner - A Place of Belonging If you suffer from disconnection, outsider syndrome, feeling like you don't belong then listen in to Toko-pa shares her wisdom of dreams, stories, and the ancestral voices. [...]

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    Phyllis Douglass (Vox Angelus) - Singing the Language of Light

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]Join voice master Kara Johnstad and Phyllis Douglass (Vox Angelus) in a heartfelt conversation on how we can use sound to create a powerful, multi-dimensional energy field and reactivate dormant and multi-dimensional DNA. Phyllis Douglass ( Vox Angelus) - Singing the Language of Light Phyllis Douglass (Vox Angelus) is a [...]

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    Sharon Blackie – The Mythic Imagination

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]photo: GARY DOAK Alamy Stock PhotoSharon Blackie – The Mythic ImaginationIf women remember that once upon a time we sang with the tongues of seals and flew with the wings of swans, that we forged our own paths through the dark forest while creating a community of its many inhabitants, then we will rise up rooted, like [...]

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    Jonathan Goldman – The Humming Effect

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]Jonathan Goldman – The Humming Effect Join voice master Kara Johnstad and Jonathan Goldman, a pioneer in the field of harmonics and sound healing as they explore the effect humming has on health and well-being. Yes, your voice is the most extraordinary instrument on the planet and humming is one of the simplest and yet [...]

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    John Beaulieu - Human Tuning

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]John Beaulieu - Human Tuning Transformation begins with a vision. The word transformation means to give up our current life and create a new life. Having visions is a natural process of living. To heal and enhance wellness health we visualize ourselves strong, vital, and free of disease. When we visualize something we [...]

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    Hique Gomez - Remaking The World

    [borlabs-cookie id="podbean" type="content-blocker"] [/borlabs-cookie]HIQUE GOMEZ Remaking The World A prominent figure in the Brazilian artistic cultural scene, musician, composer, producer, and actor Hique Gomez joins voice visionary Kara Johnstad at Voice Rising for a heartfelt conversation on remaking the world. How can we tap into our creative instincts and design a new world? Where does the[...]

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    Jai Uttal – Bhakti Bliss

    Jai Uttal – Bhakti Bliss Jai Uttal is a Grammy-nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, ecstatic vocalist and a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic East-meets-West sound combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz. A stimulating and exotic blend of multi-cultural fusion. Having traveled extensively in India, where[...]

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    Stewart Pearce – The Voice of Change

    Aired Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM PST / 9:00 AM ESTStewart Pearce – The Voice of Change Aired Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 6:00 AM PST / 9:00 AM EST If you desire to change your life, or indeed the world, dare to get in touch with your signature tone and powerful voice. Explore the connection that voice has to charisma, magnetism, presence and clear communication. If you wish[...]

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    Celso de Carvalho - Art and Culture Can Change Our World

    Voice Rising Radio Show hosted by Kara Johnstad Airing on Thursday, August 29, 2019, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST / 3:00 PM CEST (Berlin) Join voice visionary Kara Johnstad and Celso Carvalho, Bahian world-poet and composer, cultural entrepreneur and a conscious consumer activist for a heartfelt conversation on mobilizing creativity in the service of social and environmental justice. Celso de [...]

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    All conscious creatives using their VOICE to create a wave of change and committed to actively influencing humanity in a positive way.