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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March 2, 2021 60 min

As a gregarious child whose parents didn't know quite how to raise her, Stephanie Martin had to learn to create the safe space to be herself, for herself. The skill she cultivated early on has served her family, clientele, and community ever since and made it possible for her to leap when she feels the universe pushing at her back.

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Fred Burks' interesting ride on Planet Earth has been fueled by a clear understanding that his mission is to shine a light into the shadows, not to condemn but to heal. His journey has taken him into governmental and diplomatic circles. His spiritual path has taken him deep within. Now, he uses his considerable research skills to document the dark side of human history as well as to highlight its beautiful legacy -- to make pea...

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A loving home with attentive parents did not preclude writer Elizabeth Rago from facing crippling anxiety after a series of traumatic events rocked her family. Her ongoing recovery journey has forced her to take a hard look at her herself, develop strategies for living well in a threatening world and create an online platform to lift and support other women in her hometown.

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It makes sense that the dynamic Lexie Wilson would one day help individuals learn to disentangle themselves from toxic relationships. She first had to free herself from the controlling religion that had driven her familial ethos for multiple generations. That included forgiving her caregivers for not knowing how to help her through the early trauma that led her to years of self-harm. Today, Lexie helps women recover from multi-leve...

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For Jillian Bieritz - astrologer, stylist and yoga teacher - stepping into love has been a slowly evolving skill. Never feeling fully embodied, she turned to the rave scene and drugs at a young age at first to feel more and then to feel less. Meeting her now-husband marked a turning point that would carry her through the traumatic loss of her second son, Ryder.  Her luminous path of embodiment and healing affirms the power of self-...

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Recorded live on December 10th, 2020,  returning guest Alexa Schill chats with Kay about children -- Who they are, what they need, what gifts they have come to share, what challenges they face, and what role they are playing in the ascension of humanity.

Alexa Schill is the author of Harriet the Hippoyogamus a beautiful book that reminds children that "connecting with this moment is what it’s all about." Her follow-up book,...

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Christine Howard's life-long cultivation of her awareness of the world beyond the physical helped her survive and heal a life of intense abuse and trauma.  Through a sudden stint in the military, panic attacks in early adulthood, heartbreaking losses, and conscious uncoupling from her husband of many years, Christine was continuously being called to pay attention to her life. She did and still does with the knowing that she can...

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Caitlin Slade resonates with Theo Von's quote, "I was born with an uncomfortable spirit."   As a brilliant home school success story, Caitlin pushed herself relentlessly toward academic achievement including an early graduation from high school and college at 16. But self-doubt and crippling anxiety led her into an ongoing battle with disordered eating. In this episode, Kay and Caitlin talk about her heroic path toward ...

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Via Facebook Live on 11/11, Kay asks Aaron to help us understand the lives we are living right now through astrology,  ancient yogic philosophy, breath awareness, earth mirrors, inner-insight, presence, and permaculture.

Follow Aaron on Facebook at Seeds of Awakening, on Instagram, or connect with his many offerings including Life Path and Soul Reflection astrology readings at www.aaronogden.com.

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Conscious entrepreneur and innovator Kevin Miles joins Kay to talk about how life as an Army brat, preacher's kid, college athlete, and Morehouse College grad informed his non-traditional views of spirituality and his drive to create economic opportunities for the Black community. 

Kevin Miles, MBA, is a professional entrepreneur with a passion for developing the potential hidden in human beings and in what he calls  “blue ocea...

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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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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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