Alive & Kicking: Stories of Waking Up with Kay Eck

Alive & Kicking: Stories of Waking Up with Kay Eck

I have found that the best way to heal is to tell the truth of my own story and that the best way to help is to listen to another’s truth. Speaking our stories sets us free. Alive & Kicking is a podcast where I talk to people about their path of waking up to the truth of who they really are, what they really want and why they came here. What we learn is that the breakdowns we experience aren't failures; they're accelerators to the breakthroughs. And, what we thought of as our disasters was later revealed as our deliverance. When we willingly step into the open space of real and vulnerable dialogue, healing becomes possible for us all.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 47 min

Just in time for Halloween, which happens to be her birthday, Christi Cousin joins us from New Orleans at the intersection of religious and psychic traditions. She says she was rigidly religious until the pressure of law school cracked her open to astrology and Feng Shui. Since then she's been merging the spiritual and the logical in her unique and powerful way.

Christine Cousin is an Attorney at Law and mysticist in New Orleans...

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Buckle up! Kay Eck and returning guest Matthew Patti talk about relationships and how the current climate has pressed them up to our noses! 

Matthew Patti is a visionary, futurist, modern mystic, and global leader in conscious business growth. He is the founder of Innerversal Academy™ and creator of the Zero Limits: Shape Your Best Life™ program. Find Matt on Facebook or via www.MatthewPatti.com.

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As a child, Yolanda Lozano crisscrossed the US - Mexico border often enough that by the time she returned to this country permanently at the age of 16, she had little sense of language or culture and a lot of familiarity with upheaval. Her journey to know that the "mother within" was guiding her throughout helped her find a place of service and divinity in sound and light. 

Yolanda Lozano is a spiritual guide and healer resi...

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Kay Eck and returning guest Diana Schieke meet at Kava Diem River Cafe in St. Charles, Illinois on September 30, 2020. Recorded with a live audience and live-streamed via Facebook. The topic of conversation this week: Surviving and thriving in the era of The Rabbit Hole.

Diana Schieke is a certified, registered yoga instructor as well as a certified specialist for organic foods and organic farming regulation. Diana can be found at ...

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Men's mental health and the true relationship between vulnerability and strength are just some of the important topics Brandon Courter discusses in this episode with Kay Eck. Undiagnosed learning disabilities and mental illness made it nearly impossible for Brandon to succeed in a traditional school setting. That and our culture's disordered obsession with productivity made healing exponentially more difficult. Nonetheless,...

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Kay Eck and returning guest Lisa Marie Trunkenbolz meet at Kava Diem River Cafe in St. Charles, Illinois on September 16, 2020. Recorded with a live audience and live-streamed via Facebook. On the docket: Life 2020-style and how we are maintaining equilibrium while surfing the deck on a rocking boat.  

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Gerontologist and end of life doula Neda McGuire brings her willingness to talk about hard things to this conversation as we track her journey from her homeland in Iran through growing unrest leading up to the Iranian Revolution. The path that had her crisscrossing the globe, oftentimes to escape grave danger, sometimes without her family, engendered in her a graceful resiliency. But not without great cost. Neda talks about those t...

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Writer and local farm to table chef Quenby Schuyler joins Kay on this not to be missed 11th episode of Alive & Kicking. Quenby talks about the hard "smacks" life delivered along her route of learning to let go.  Christian school educated, Quenby repeatedly sought stability in being "normal" until a life-threatening medical experience after the birth of a child led her to what she calls "the battle for Quenby...

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Kay brings filmmaker Patrick Takaya Solomon on camera for this special tenth episode of Alive & Kicking. Patrick is best known for the award-winning movie Finding Joe, an epic exploration of the story and teachings of Joseph Campbell. He calls his early days of bullying, rebellion and self-sabotage the defining moments that launched into the greatest self-awareness, resilliency and enlightenment. Through it all, Patrick believe...

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As an award-winning poet, nonfiction writer, and writing teacher, Thea Sullivan chased her career down all the predictable avenues until the voice of her intuition took her in a completely different direction. In this episode of Alive and Kicking: Stories of Waking Up, Kay Eck talks with fellow author, Thea, about her young life looking for meaning, her struggle to write authentically from the intellect and how all that changed whe...

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As a 24-year-old food activist, Boulder, Colorado transplant Lydia Stokke represents the next generation of conscious creators, bringing a fresh perspective of awakening in today's consumer culture. Lydia's childhood as the daughter of a food activist and founder of Next7.org was instrumental in launching her into her life's work as a sustainable food champion. Lydia thrives on creating connection, presence and joy as s...

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Growing up empathic with a strong sense of obligation, Sage Acharya's understanding of herself crumbled when she immigrated to the United States from London, England. With awareness and a great compassion towards herself and others, Sage talks about how her own childhood informs the conscious parenting of her American children and her relationships with her husband and parents. Her experience of awakening to codependency and en...

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June 16, 2020 63 min

Ashley Livingston grew up in fear of not measuring up to the well-established standards of her family's Evangelical Christian faith. Today she talks to Kay Eck about the pain of rejecting her inner knowing and living a life that promised joy and peace but delivered little. Ashley shares the heartbreak of stepping off a path prescribed by others, the light she found and the practices that led her to discover her inner divinity a...

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June 13, 2020 69 min

Modern permaculture educator Aaron Ogden joins Kay from his third-generation family homestead in Ojai, California, USA.  They discuss wide-ranging topics including healing family legacies, the earth school, betrayal, love, spirituality, masculinity, femininity, and the gifts of intuition in this episode of Alive & Kicking.

Away from the microphone, Aaron Ogden offers clients services in astrology, healing bodywork and Ancient Ea...

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June 11, 2020 57 min

Children's author, yoga and meditation instructor Alexa Schill joins Kay Eck to talk about growing up with an abusive, schizophrenic parent, substance abuse, managing anxiety throughout life's stages and what our children have to teach us about living in a constant state of surrender.

Alexa Schill is the author of Harriet the Hippoyogamus a beautiful book that reminds children that "connecting with this moment is what it...

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In the inaugural episode of Alive & Kicking, Kay Eck speaks with yoga teacher, studio owner, artist, writer and wildly-progressive being Lisa Trunkenbolz about her moment of awakening on the day she planned to take her own life. Lisa shares the trauma and insecurity that led to a path of recklessness that introduced her to drugs, alcohol and perilous behaviors that simultaneously threatened and saved her life.

Lisa Trunkenbolz i...

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June 5, 2020 56 min

Kay Eck talks with Diana Schieke about growing up in Germany and the U.S. and her personal experience of waking up. Kay and Diana discuss disordered eating, coming to peace with difficult feelings, and integrating friendships, family, mainstream culture, and the awakened life.

Diana Schieke is a certified, registered yoga instructor as well as a certified specialist for organic foods and organic farming regulation. Diana can be foun...

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June 5, 2020 47 min

From their locations in France and Australia, Kay Eck and Matthew Patti discuss awakening to live your best life. Matthew shares his own path from sport, to medicine, to quantum exploration and reminds us that we each are the "One Thing".

Matthew Patti is a visionary, futurist, modern mystic, and global leader in conscious business growth. He is the founder of Innerversal Academy™ and creator of the Zero Limits: Shape Your B...

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