From the Ashes

From the Ashes

Meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters the same.brbr As a culture we have been lied to about what it truly takes to be great. We are inundated with stories of natural-born heroes and overnight successes. Triumphs are magnified while defeat is hidden. We are sold on this idea that either we are talented, or we are not, either we have grit or we do not and either we are going to make it or we will not. Our heroes and celebrities seem so distant from us and represent an unattainable goal.brbr So often we are hamstrung by their own mental models and emotional barriers. They are constantly holding ourselves back from blossoming into the people we are meant to be. In this program you will hear raw stories of triumph and defeat from people just like you who have beaten the odds and have gotten back up, from the ashes. From the Ashes is broadcast live every Friday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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August 5, 2022 60 min
Addiction is a dark place. It drives us to lie, cheat, and steal - to hurt the people closest to us and to explain away the consequences of our actions. Terri has been to that hell realm and back. She's coming on the show to share her story of recovery and rebirth. Buckle your seatbelts for this one folks - it's going to be a wild ride.
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Ann's story has been a quest for inner peace, because she recognized she was too reactionary, and her mind was very busy and very negative. Ann had a challenging childhood and young adulthood that she suppressed and buried in her body. She used a technique called Emotional Freedom Technique and began to peel back the layers of suppressed emotions. In this episode, she'll share about EFT and teach our listeners how to under...
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July 15, 2022 60 min
Ann's story has been a quest for inner peace, because she recognized she was too reactionary, and her mind was very busy and very negative. Ann had a challenging childhood and young adulthood that she suppressed and buried in her body. She used a technique called Emotional Freedom Technique and began to peel back the layers of suppressed emotions. In this episode, she'll share about EFT and teach our listeners how to under...
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July 8, 2022 60 min
It's so difficult to find real, practical sexual education. So many people learn how to have sex with their partners by watching porn - which we all know is just fantasy. Join our special guest Susan Bratton, author and sex educator, as we take a deep dive into the world of intimacy. You'll walk away with practical tips on how to simply be a better lover.
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July 1, 2022 60 min
It's so difficult to find real, practical sexual education. So many people learn how to have sex with their partners by watching porn - which we all know is just fantasy. Join our special guest Susan Bratton, author and sex educator, as we take a deep dive into the world of intimacy. You'll walk away with practical tips on how to simply be a better lover.
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June 24, 2022 60 min
Rick Tivers and I both specialize in helping men become more emotionally intelligent, having deeper experiences, and shedding historical trauma. In this episode we'll dive into our own personal definitions of masculinity and common places of emotional resistance that hinder men from growth. Men need mentors and Rick has been one of mine for a long time, I can't wait to share more from him with you.
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June 17, 2022 60 min
When I got sober I knew that I had to get rid of drugs but I couldn't give up fun. I refused to give up partying, concerts, and music festivals. This took me deep into the belly of the beast during my early recovery that definitely put me in harms way. I WISH that I had a company like Sober AF Entertainment in my life. Their founder, Duke Rumely, works tirelessly to create sober sections at music and sporting events. He underst...
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June 10, 2022 60 min
Poet, writer, medical oncologist, and art collector Marc Straus joins the show to talk about memoir - One-Legged Mongoose: Secrets, Legacies, and Coming of Age in 1950s New York. He'll share some of his stories about the contemporary art scene in New York City. Through the trials and tribulations of the art world Marc has worked to showcase older artists who have not for decades, or in some cases ever, been looked at in the pro...
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June 3, 2022 60 min
So many of us are driven by ambition. And under that ambition is fear - fear of failure, fear of disappointing others, fear of being alone. Our guest, Dr. Mitchel Adler struggled with these drives personally and has spoken about them professionally. In this episode you'll hear about how his childhood stories around success lead him to seek fame and fortune. Then, when the temptations and pressure to sacrifice his values became ...
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May 27, 2022 60 min
The word toxic gets thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to relationships. It's something that seems so clear and oblivious from the outside but is rarely noticeable from the inside. Why is it that people in toxic relationships either can't notice it or find their ways out of it. Join our returning guest, Bre Wolta, as she talks about how she extracted herself from a toxic relationship and how she helps other women...
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May 20, 2022 60 min
Trauma and oppressive childhood conditioning can shut us down and stamp us out. Without healing our wounds we can spend our entire lives hiding from our true selves. Join us as we sit with Harmony Kwiker, a therapist, coach, and professor that specializes in trauma recovery. She'll help you to break free from the shackles of trauma and emerge into your true self.
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May 13, 2022 60 min
Power and Influence are two different ways to lead, one from the top-down and other from the bottom-up. As traditional power structures are being challenged and dismantled people are developing a real allergy to authoritarian, punishment-based leadership. In this vacuum there is a real opportunity to cultivate quiet leadership and inner confidence. Leading through influence, collaboration, and shared alignment are going to be criti...
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May 6, 2022 60 min
In this episode we interview returning guest Melissa Barbash about her shift from surviving to thriving. Multiple times in her life she has been forced to take stock of her life and ask for something more. From transitioning out of a toxic workplace to leaving a toxic relationship Melissa has done the hard work of shedding her suffering to make room for more success. Tune in to hear how setting boundaries and dissolving shame can h...
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April 29, 2022 60 min
Dating is hard and breakups suck. Join me as I sit down with returning guest, Christina Dixon, to talk about how we each found love in our 30s. You'll heard some stories about how we navigated the dating apps, changed our expectations, and clarified our values. We'll also talk about our next steps as we move in with our respective partners and contemplate the next phase of our lives.
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April 22, 2022 60 min
Rick Tivers and I both specialize in helping men become more emotionally intelligent, having deeper experiences, and shedding historical trauma. In this episode we'll dive into our own personal definitions of masculinity and common places of emotional resistance that hinder men from growth. Men need mentors and Rick has been one of mine for a long time, I can't wait to share more from him with you.
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April 15, 2022 60 min
Recovery is an ongoing process - it's something that you constantly have to manage while on the journey of self-growth. Bobbie Malatesta comes on the show to share her experience of hitting rock bottom again after years of recovery. As a recovering gambling addict Bobbie was challenged during the early years of the pandemic. While she didn't use, she was brought to her knees by a series of unfortunate events. She had to use...
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April 8, 2022 60 min
Sura Hertzberg returns to talk about the intersection of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and sex therapy. On this developing frontier of our field there are powerful stories of transformation and of trauma. Tune in as we share our thoughts and experiences with altered states.
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April 1, 2022 60 min
Eliot Andre returns to speak about his experiences with Polyamory - having multiple relationship partners. In this episode he'll talk about his story of moving away from monogamy and offer practical advice on how to make it work. Tune in to hear a detailed look at this emerging relationship style.
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March 25, 2022 60 min
I'm a firm believer that emotional growth leads to spiritual growth. As we progress down the path of emotional healing we start to awaken to more nuanced experience and a deeper connection with the present moment. We start to develop our personal ethic and morality. Amie Dean is a spiritual teacher and psychotherapist trained in the Akashic records, an esoteric sect that provides a path to metaphysical accession. Join us as we ...
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March 18, 2022 60 min
Becoming a better leader hinges on emotional intelligence and doing inner work. Technical skills can only take you so far. At some point you need to dive into your past, understand your psyche, and resolve your childhood trauma to reach that next level of brilliance. Join us as we talk with Nicolina Werther, an executive coach that works with entrepreneurs. She'll share how she overcame her embedded stories to become a leader a...
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