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Guest Occupation: Dispatcher, and founder of The Raspy Dispatcher LLC
Guest Biography:

Ashley has been a 911 dispatcher since 2018 after experiencing the lack of information available to folks interested in this career she created The Raspy Dispatcher, an online resource for current and aspiring dispatchers.

Guest Category: Education, Courses & Training, Politics & Government, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Technology
Guest Occupation: Visionary, Speaker, Bestselling Author, Coach, Surfer, Dad
Guest Biography:

Marcel Kuhn

Website:, Unthinkable Living

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Occupation: Marcel Kuhn - Visionary I Speaker I Bestselling Author I Coach I Surfer I Dad


Catching Waves and Empowering Dreams - I am passionate about sharing two important messages with the world.

1. - Is about Surfing to an Unthinkable Life and catching your dreams.

2. - STOKED - Empower Your Children to Catch Their Dreams - guides divorced dads to build relationships with their children, while they can't be physically present, practice self-love, and empower their kids to catch their dreams. As a surfer dad, I know firsthand the challenges of balancing parenthood, personal growth, and pursuing our passions. That's why I want to help other divorced dads to overcome these obstacles and become the best version of themselves, for themselves, and for their kids.

Through my experience and teachings, I want to help divorced dads and anyone who wants to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. Join me in exploring the unthinkable, catching our dreams, and empowering the next generation to do the same. Let's ride the waves of life together and positively impact the world. 


Marcel Kuhn is a Swiss visionary speaker, author, coach, father, dreamer, and soul surfer who passionately explores the edges of his comfort zone and what it means to create an unthinkable reality through FLOW: Finding Love and Oneness Within. Marcel has spent over a decade immersed in personal development, traveling globally to work with top experts, from coaches, speakers, and trainers to spiritual healers and shamans. Through his impeccable storytelling, discoveries, and practices, Marcel guides and inspires others to connect with their dreams and do the unthinkable while creating joy and fulfillment along the way.

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Earth & Space, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Personal Development, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: co-owner U.S. Athletic Training and clinical director of Gary Guerriero P.T., P.C.
Guest Biography:

Gary Guerriero is the co-owner U.S. Athletic Training and clinical director of Gary Guerriero P.T., P.C. Prior to opening U.S.A.T.C. in 1994, Gary was head Physical Therapist for the New York Rangers from 1983-1993. Gary also worked with the New York Knicks and the New York City Ballet. At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Gary was the Head Athletic Trainer for U.S.A. Baseball and U.S.A. Track and Field. His involvement with Team U.S.A. also included time with the bobsled, luge, and alpine events at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. In the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Gary was the physical therapist and strength coach for the Modern Pentathlon.

Since opening U.S.A.T.C., Gary has treated numerous world-class and professional athletes, Billboards Top 100 artists and performers, industry icons, and business executives. He was named one of the "55 Best Trainers" in America and #1 in New York. He has been featured most recently in the Financial Times, New York Times, Daily News, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Elle Magazine, and numerous appearances on Eye Witness News with Dr. Jay Adlersberg. Gary has been treating patients for over 35 years and has close relationships with top orthopedic surgeons across the country. He holds a degree in Physical Therapy from Downstate Medical School.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Program Director @ IRL Social Skills
Guest Biography:

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Vocalist
Guest Biography:

Johanna Beekman is one of a kind. Whether she’s leading a kirtan, performing original music at a concert or festival, or guiding students through a Lullaby Yoga session, she warms hearts with her soulful music and her soaring spirit. Her velvety voice, her creative interpretations of music from various world traditions, her gorgeous original songs, and her open-hearted presence come together to create unforgettable musical experiences.

Johanna wrote her first song when she was 9 and did her first solo performance at 10—a benefit for a children’s charity in which she performed John Lennon’s Imagine. By the time she was 20 she had performed in clubs, coffee houses, colleges, benefit concerts, rallies, festivals, musical theatre, rock and world-beat bands, gospel and women’s community choirs, improvisational acting and singing troupes, and films.

Johanna’s songwriting knows no stylistic boundaries. Her catalog includes heart-opening folk-pop songs, gospel hymns, a cappella anthems, classic soul songs, and jazz-infused love ballads. And these songs haven’t gone unnoticed. One of them, Free to Decide (Breathe), has been performed by several choirs and a cappella groups across the United States and Canada.

But for the last few years she’s been focused mostly on creating original kirtan—sacred music from the traditions of yoga. Many of her kirtan compositions interweave mantras and chants from other cultures with their English translations. Some are unison meditations, some are ecstatic call-and-response jams, and all are paths to a deeper awareness of Source.

In recent years Johanna has been a featured artist and/or singing yoga instructor at major yoga and music festivals across North America. She has collaborated with world-renown musicians and yoga teachers. When she’s not touring she spends time in Oregon doing yoga, singing, and giving back to her community.

Johanna loves singing for yoga classes, including Lullaby Yoga—her one-of-a-kind blend of music and restorative/yin yoga. In Lullaby Yoga, Johanna gently guides participants through a series of relaxing poses while singing and playing soothing songs and chants to them. The music facilitates the process of letting go by providing a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself.

Johanna also provides music for RhythmAsana, a unique, joyous blend of yoga, movement meditation, dance, and global rhythms. For RhythmAsana events, the band’s engaging blend of Johanna originals and traditional music from around the world inspires inner and outer movement.

In 2016 Johanna released Heart Beats One, her fourth CD and her first-ever album of original kirtan music. The album, two years in the making, is a critically-acclaimed collection of Johanna’s soulful and strikingly original interpretations of sacred chants. It features guest appearances by Ben Leinbach, Hans Christian, Benjy Wertheimer, Jaya Lakshmi, Ananda, Gina Sala, Daniel Paul, and other esteemed members of the global kirtan community.

While she was completing her year-long Heart Beats One tour Johanna embarked on a new recording project: a collection of soothing songs for the soul in the spirit of Lullaby Yoga. Working with award-winning producer Ben Leinbach and a handful of gifted sacred music players, she created Beyond Love, an intimate and serene musical experience.

Johanna’s singing has always had a soulful, gospel-like quality. During her teenage years she sang in a gospel choir let by Reverend Isaiah Jones (who toured with the Fifth Dimension before becoming a minister). Mantra Soul, her followup to Beyond Love, bridges the worlds of Eastern kirtan and Western gospel with an irresistible collection of upbeat songs and chants.

During the pandemic Johanna explored a variety of ways to share her practice with others via the Internet. She developed and offered a series of Lullaby Yoga videos and a one-on-one online version of her Free Your Soul’s Voice playshop. She created and hosted One Heart TV, a series of insightful and inspiring interviews with many well-respected members of the yoga and kirtan communities. She made guest Zoom appearances on online programs and virtual church services. And she taught a variety of internet-only classes.

Early in the pandemic she discovered a mantra for healing by a beloved Indian teacher. With his blessings, she transformed that mantra into a beautiful, powerful chant: Mantra Shagha: Health and Healing. She recruited many of the best known and loved kirtan artists in the West to record the chant and make a remarkable music video. Everyone donated their time so that all of the proceeds from sale of the recording could go to support children in Nepal.

Johanna continues to explore new musical avenues in the studio and on the road. Her more recent work includes Heart Beats One: Feel the Heartbeat, an all-English version of her popular song; an electronic remix by Equanimous of her transcendental Om Shanti chant; collaborative singles with Joss Jaffe and with Mikey Palker; and Yoga Soundtrack, Volume 2, a meditative collaboration with long-time producer Ben Leinbach.

Johanna continues to perform and teach at festivals, studios, churches, and other venues across the country. But she’s also become more involved in making those events happen, co-producing Bhakti Love and helping coordinate other festivals. She and Sherrie Howard recently launched their first-ever week-long Sacred Chant and Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. And Johanna recently became a voting member of the Recording Academy, producers of the Grammy Awards.

As Johanna’s journey continues, her music and her spirit reach more people around the planet. We’re all on this journey together, and our hearts beat as one.

Guest Occupation: Author, Educator, Administrator, Advisor
Guest Biography:

David Paul Schafer has worked in the cultural field for more than fifty years as an author, educator, administrator, and advisor.  He was originally trained as an economist and taught the principles of economics, international development, and the history of economic thought at Dalhousie University and Acadia University before entering the cultural field.

Paul was Assistant Director of the Ontario Arts Council from 1967 to 1970, a founder and director of the Graduate Program in Arts Administration at York University from 1970 to 1974, and Coordinator of the Cooperative Programme in Arts Administration and the Cooperative Programme in International Development at the University of Toronto from 1984 to 1990.  He has taught arts administration and cultural policy at several universities in North America, written many articles and books, and undertaken several missions for UNESCO throughout the world, conducted major projects and assignments for Canada’s Department of External Affairs (now Global Affairs Canada), and assisted many other organizations in Canada and other parts of the world.

In 1989, Paul created the World Culture Project which he directs today.  Believing that humanity has only scratched the surface of the rich potential that culture and cultures possess to play a crucial role in the world of the present and the future, development of this project has led to numerous publications on this matter.  Included here are such books as: Culture – Beacon of the Future; Revolution or Renaissance: Making the Transition from an Economic Age to a Cultural Age; The Age of Culture; The Secrets of Culture; The Cultural Personality; Will This Be Canada’s Century?; The True North: How Canadian Creativity Changed the World; Culture and Politics in Canada: Towards a Culture for All Canadians; The Arts: Gateway to a Fulfilling Life and Cultural Age, and The World as Culture: Cultivation of the Soul to the Cosmic Whole published in 2022.

His latest book is The Great Cultural Awakening: Key to an Equitable, Sustainable, and Harmonious Age which was published in January, 2024.  In it, Paul makes the case that humanity should enter a cultural age in the future in order to  come to grips with the life-threatening and dangerous problems that exist in the world today as well as create much more happiness, equality, peace, order, sustainability, and stability in the future.

Paul is deeply committed to the centrality of culture, cultures, the arts, humanities, and creativity in global development and human affairs.


Guest Category: Arts, Business, Kids & Family, Psychology, Society and Culture
Guest Biography:

Mikkal Harris, LCPC, a Clinical Division Director, relationship and interpersonal skills coach, and the Founder and Host of “The Blue Room Podcast,” unravels the complexities of these differences that contribute to misunderstandings and tensions between partners. In this thought-provoking conversation, we aim to provide valuable insights and practical strategies for couples striving to cultivate understanding, respect, and harmony in their relationships.

Whether you're navigating the early stages of marriage or seeking to strengthen an existing partnership, this episode offers valuable perspectives and tools for fostering greater connection and intimacy amidst the inherent differences between men and women.


  • Why critiquing your husband or mate can be heard as "You're trying to be my daddy!"
  • Why it’s hard for men to learn from their wives what they should’ve learned from their fathers
  • Why we can’t learn from someone that we don’t see ourselves in, don’t identify with
  • Why rites of passage into manhood are important to having healthy relationships
  • How a lack of healthy role models sets us up for unhealthy relationships
  • How your spouse or partner are your mirror – reflecting your values, standards & generational patterns
  • Everyone has expectations for marriage but often lack the emotional skills to create their vision
  • Are you in love with a fantasy, not the reality of your spouse or mate
  • How lack of self-awareness, fantasy, unexpressed expectations, unconscious family blueprints, and making your spouse responsible for your happiness undermine and damage relationships & marriage.
  • The importance of adaptation, flexibility, negotiation & accountability to maintain connection and like-mindedness as people change over the course of a marriage.

If you don't want the same thing and aren't going the same place, then what are you doing?! Divorcing! 

Mikkal Harris, LCPC, has more than 15 years of clinical experience, is a Clinical Division Director, a relationship and interpersonal skills coach, and Trauma Trainer who brings healing to men with past trauma. He’s also a dynamic public speaker and the Founder and Host of “The Blue Room Podcast,” where he provides a space for men to heal and to be seen, while challenging them and helping them grow in all areas that matter.





Guest Occupation: Business Owner, CEO, Retired NFL Athlete,
Guest Biography:

Andrew Sendejo: From Gritty Safety to Savvy Entrepreneur.

12-year NFL veteran Andrew Sendejo transitioned seamlessly from the gridiron to the boardroom. This San Antonio native defied the odds, rising from an undrafted All-American at Rice to an NFL starter. His journey is a testament to resilience and business acumen.

On the Field: Sendejo’s work ethic propelled him from the UFL to a starting role on the Minnesota Vikings’ record-setting defense (2017).** Off the Field:** He established Dejo Capital, a thriving real estate investment firm.

A Career-Ending Concussion ignited a new passion. Sendejo co-founded BrainTree Nutrition, a research-driven brain health supplement company committed to athlete well-being. BrainTree donates to Alzheimer’s research, reflecting Sendejo’s dedication to the cause.

Beyond Business: Sendejo actively supports Rice Athletics. He secured the first team-wide NIL deal with BrainTree and mentors student-athletes. His philanthropy extends to the Andrew Sendejo Nutrition Center, providing state-of-the-art facilities for Rice athletes.

Sendejo’s entrepreneurial spirit extends to angel investing with 4th & 1 Ventures. He’s a leader both on and off the field, empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Andrew Sendejo’s story is one of grit, vision, and giving back. He’s a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs, proving that success can be built on resilience and purpose.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Games & Hobbies, Hobbies, Society and Culture, Sports & Recreation, Professional, Variety
Guest Occupation: Singer/Songwriter
Guest Biography:

Piper Hays is an Americana-soul singer/songwriter from Los Angeles.

She began her musical journey overseas while on various adventures through Africa and Europe.  Piper realized the traditional path was not for her, so she packed a backpack and her guitar and started playing on the streets of Spain, Germany, and England to survive while so far away from home.

Her music can be described as soulful Americana music, but Piper herself refers to it as “Astro-Soul” which is a mix of all her various influences including Billie Holiday & Norah Jones to Lead Belly & Led Zeppelin, Shakey Graves and Florence and the Machine and many more.

Her producer Matt Ross-Spang explains that “Piper’s music has moments of cool darkness with a real grown-up groove”. During the pandemic, Piper redirected her path from helping others through music to working directly with people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders which she has been doing for the past 4 years. She is excited to dedicate more time to music and continue helping people wherever she can.

More About Piper Hays at; Instagram: @piperhays

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Guest Biography:

Lee Rossi is a winner of the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. He is the author of five poetry books Say Anything (Plain view Press) Darwin’s Garden (Moon Tide Press, 2019), Wheelchair Samurai (Plainview Press, 2011), Ghost Diary (Terrapin Press, 2003) and Beyond Rescue (Bombshelter Press, 1992.

Individual poems have appeared in The Southwest Review, Rattle, Spillway, The Chiron Review,
The Southern Review and many other venues. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a Contributing Editor to Poetry Flash.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Entertainment, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Author, Poet
Guest Biography:

Florence Weinberger is the author of six published collections of poetry, most recently These Days of Simple Mooring, winner of the Blue Light Book Award.

Six times nominated for a Pushcart, her poetry has appeared in literary magazines, including Nimrod, Poetry East, Rattle, Baltimore Review, Calyx, The River Styx, December, North American Review, The Los Angeles Review, Shenandoah and numerous anthologies.

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film, Variety
Guest Occupation: Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter
Guest Biography:

Anika Paris is an award-winning singer/songwriter for theater, television and film. Her poems have appeared in Poetic Voices without Borders II, The Mom Egg, Extreme, Ghost Anthology, Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers and is a co-author of the book Woven Voices: Three Generations of
Puertorriquena Poets Look at Their American Lives (Scapegoat Press) which was nominated for the International Latin Poetry Award. Most recently, her poetry has been chosen to be on NASA’s Codex Polaris rocket mission to the moon in Nov 2024! Anika’s written two music educational books (Hal Leonard) and teaches at UCLA and the Grammy.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film, Variety
Guest Occupation: Poet, Award-Winning Author, Founding Publisher, Editor,
Guest Biography:

Gloria Vando’s is the author of three poetry books, Promesas: Geography of the Impossible, Shadows and Supposes (Arte De Publico) and Woven Voices (Scapegoat Press) and has won numerous awards, including the Poetry Society of America’s di Castagnola Award, Latino Literary Hall of Fames: Best Poetry Book of the Year, and others. She’s founding publisher/editor of Helicon Nine, which received the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award, is a contributing editor to the North American Review, and serves on the boards of the Venice Arts Council and Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles.

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Visual Arts, Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Music Producer, Composer, Keyboardist
Guest Biography:

Robert Kinkel is a music producer, composer and keyboardist best known for his role as a co-creator/co-producer/co-composer and musical director of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

He co-wrote TSO’s 2 hit multi-platinum selling songs “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)”, and “Wizards in Winter” resulting in sales close to ten million.

In the past 30 years, Bob has worked with artists such as Five for Fighting, The Who, Aerosmith and Genesis, as well as creating and being the voice on the infamous jingle for Hefty (“Hefty Wimpy”).

He was educated at Columbia University & Hamilton College, and has received honors and awards from Williamsville Education Foundation and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Education, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: American Singer, Dancer, Actress, Songwriter
Guest Biography:

Chloe Lowery is an American singer/dancer/actress/songwriter born in Largo, Florida. By the age of nine she was performing professionally at corporate events and by age 12 she was signed to RCA Records. She was featured on two movie soundtracks during that time, “Boys and Girls” and “Joe Somebody.”

While honing her crafts at prestigious music and acting schools in Boston and New York City, she toured with Big Brother and the Holding Company filling Janis Joplin’s shoes. Chloe simultaneously worked closely with world-renowned producer, Ric Wake that led to her collaboration with Yanni. Chloe lent her vocals and songwriting talents to the 2009 Yanni Voices Project produced by the Disney Pearl Imprint. She was featured on PBS as a featured artist in “Yanni Voices Live from Acapulco.”

Her most successful performance/release, Change, quickly became a fan favorite. After US and Mexico Tours with Yanni, she was signed to Disney/Hollywood Records as a solo artist. Chloe has since been featured on Yanni’s 2013,2014, and 2016 releases: Truth of Touch, Inspirato, and Sensuous Chill as vocalist and songwriter.

In the spring of 2010, Chloe joined multi-platinum selling rock band, Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing as Theresa on their Beethoven’s Last Night Tours.  Lowery joined their annual winter tour in 2011 to rave reviews for her renditions of For the Sake of our Brother (Oh Come all Ye Faithful), Prince of Peace, and Music Box Blues. Chloe continues to work with TSO on stage and in the studio.
Lowery has since had the privilege to tour with Chris Botti, perform with the New York City Ballet as a featured vocalist, and contribute her songwriting talents for artists like Everclear, among other accomplishments.

In 2018, Lowery made her Broadway Debut in Rocktopia leading the show with the likes of Pat Monahan (Train), Dee Snider (Twister Sister), and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick). She continued to tour the project and be part of their acclaimed PBS special.

Other recent credits include; Trans Siberian Orchestra Live at Wacken and Winter Tours, featured vocalist on Joel Hoekstra’s 13 Album, featured artist on Phantasms “The Deviant Hearts” Album, lead vocalist in The Rock Tenor, Broadway Rox, The Music of Queen, CHAMELEON, Forbidden Saints and Friends @ Nokia L.A Live and many more.

In 2019, Lowery released her critically acclaimed debut solo album, “The In-Between,” which she self-penned and produced from her Brooklyn Apartment.  The album touches on the emotional phases one goes through when facing monumental change.  It explores the highs and lows of heartbreak ending with the emotional “Don’t Let Yourself Down,” which touches on the root of self-discovery and acceptance.  Not only did she record a full-length album that seamlessly flows as one storyline, but she also created music videos as a visual background to every song and interlude on the record furthermore depicting the full emotional ark of the album.

Currently Chloe is working on her long-awaited solo follow up, touring the symphony world in shows like “Bond and more” and “Broadway Rocks,”as well as working on several other upcoming projects most noteworthy; Rock Me Amadeus.  Chloe is actively a regular anthem singer for MLB team “The Mets,” and has performed for their hall of fame ceremonies and subway series.

In 2020, Chloe established her Vocal Production company, Vocals By Chloe Lowery.  The company caters to voice lessons, vocal coaching, castings, directing, recordings, masterclasses, and production.  She has extended her knowledge to over 100 students and has been the casting direction and creative consultant for shows such as; Avalona and Emergence.  She also served as an associate director for “Hits” The Musical in 2023.

Chloe released her follow up single, “Girls Like Me” on Decemeber 8th, 2023 to rave reviews, and, “Get Through the Night in February of 2024. 

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Expert Astrologer, Metaphysician, Medium & Psychic
Guest Biography:

Sloan Bella was born with Psychic-Mediumship abilities, she is a technically trained Astrologer and a modern day “Metaphysician” who also happens to be the mother of 2 boys and GiGi to 2 lovely girls. A published author, psychic to the stars in Los Angeles and beyond, a beloved TV Personality, and a YouTube star who has been working professionally as a psychic, medium and astrologer for 38 years, Sloan is set to release her first astrology book and astrology classes in 2024.

Adopted into a respected, business-minded family as a toddler allowed her temporary stability while exploring the paranormal world that was exploding into her existence. By the age of 4 Sloan began to articulate nightly visits by otherworldly beings and the spirits of people who had crossed over. This was how she began to develop her ability to be a conduit between the other side and those still living her on the earth.

Sloan began her career as a psychic, medium and astrologer on the streets of Toronto, Canada, working with missing and exploited children.  By the age of seventeen, she was established as a professional Psychic-Medium, while deeply entrenched on the street, reading for everyone from Gregory Hines to Don Adams along with a large clientele which still included street kids and run-away teenagers, along with teachers, musicians, businessmen, actors, strippers, Congressmen, housewives, athletes and anyone who needed help. Sloan’s abilities at one point were even sought after by the head of a major crime family. To this day Sloan is still reading people from every walk of life, and for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame “Guitar Gods” who have relied on her medical intuitiveness along with guidance in every area of their lives over the years.

Sloan offers personal psychic, medium or astrology readings, personal astrology chart readings, specialized readings in love, career, finances, energy healing work, as well as crystals, candles and other healing and spiritually-oriented self-care products on her website.

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Cosmology, Cosmogony, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Scholar, Author, Composer, International Speaker
Guest Biography:

Dr. Joseph Michael Levry is a scholar, author, composer, and international speaker, whose universal message brings together the spiritual healing traditions of the East and West.

Dr. Levry earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of Science in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York and also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Metaphysical Science. As a scholar, Dr. Levry seamlessly merges ancient wisdom with modern science. Through his music, books, and lectures, Dr. Levry is putting into action a universal message of healing and peace for today’s world.

In the luminous corridors of the United Nations, Dr. Levry emerged as a beacon of wisdom, addressing over 3,000 young visionaries from across the globe. His illustrious journey, marked by the prestigious Loretta Jean K Jones Award and recognition by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce as a “Global Visionary,” has carved his niche as an influential force in the tapestry of global culture and wellness. Dr. Levry’s narrative took center stage on CNN, where he was lauded alongside icons like Jay-Z and Beyoncé, embodying the spirit of a health and wellness vanguard, especially noted during the tumultuous times of the Covid-19 crisis. His eloquence resonated through the heart of Times Square, harmonizing with the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and other luminaries at the Pause the World for Peace concert, further underscoring his vital role in today’s health and wellness dialogue.

Beyond the glare of the spotlight, Dr. Levry orchestrates the Love Heals Movement, a symphony of global unity and meditation, drawing people from all walks of life into the fold of healing through his message of unconditional love. His profound influence stretches from the pulsating energy of Global Gatherings for Peace with hundreds of thousands in attendance to the halls of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where his music has become a beacon of hope for children in pain. With each gathering, whether in the renowned Zócalo Square in Mexico City or the intimate settings of educational workshops, Dr. Levry weaves a narrative of peace, healing, and transformation.

His life’s work, encapsulated in Rootlight International, Inc., and the innovative NAAM Technology (Neuro Activating Advanced Meditation), transcends conventional boundaries, offering a holistic vision for wellness that is both scientifically grounded and spiritually profound. Amidst these contributions, Dr. Levry’s collaboration with corporate titans and thought leaders around the world stands out as a testament to his profound impact on conscious leadership. This aspect of his work, integral to his mission, amplifies his role as a harbinger of peace, wellness, and transformative leadership in the modern world. Dr. Levry, a visionary and thought leader, continues to inspire a global audience, advocating for a world where peace and wellness are not just ideals, but tangible realities for all.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Yogi, Performing Artist, Teacher, Music Producer
Guest Biography:

Chris Merrill is founder of Practical Naam, a production company whose music division creates beautiful original music tracks and practical teaching aides such as specific tracks for yoga, meditation, breathwork and prayer.  As a yogi, performing artist, teacher and music producer, Chris combines these talents to create teacher and practitioner driven tools that are relevant, musically interesting and practical.    
Practical Naam has released 19 albums Featuring Chris Merrill from 8 different series’, each dedicated to a specific aspect of Naam Yoga, Shakti Naam Yoga, and Universal Kabbalah as taught by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry.  Each track is specifically designed to meet a need in the repertoire of a teacher or student, and details such as track purpose, track use, tempo, track length, breath, repetitions, and more are taken into account to create a truly useful and practical tool for teaching, for practicing and authentic spiritual growth.

While most of his music is available primarily through his website, several albums can also be found on mainstream outlets such us Apple music, Spotify, Pandora, etc.  

Additionally Chris through Practical Naam has produced singles for other spiritual artists and educational companies such as Naam Education.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, Pop Culture
Guest Occupation: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter
Guest Biography:

Starting his career as a solo dance act for artists such as chris young, lmfao, tyga, shwayze, and the far east movement, neaks has since transcended into a unique space, blending music and international growth hacking. From 2018 to 2022, his alt-pop resonated in renowned venues like the rialto, catch one, orpheum, los globos, and sxsw.

As the ceo of tastemaker collective, neaks’ influence soared, notably recognized when kylie jenner showcased their ‘dad’ hat on the kardashian show in 2015. Beyond, his apple news platform became a paramount asset, navigating collaborations with michael b. Jordan, polygon, and hennessy, shaping a media powerhouse.

Set to independently launch his debut album, ‘lost n the hype,’ in july 2024, neaks’ latest singles, ‘wizard’ and ‘chemical imbalance,’ intertwine witty, passionate lyrics with catchy melodies. Positioned not just as a young tastemaker but as a trailblazer sculpting an entirely new sonic landscape, neaks stands at the forefront of creative evolution, with his commitme.

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Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Pop Culture
Guest Occupation: Evolutionary Pioneer, Co-Founder of “Humanity’s Team, and Author
Guest Biography:

Evolutionary Pioneer Steve Farrell transforms the definition of success in his new book. He details his journey from the pinnacle of wealth creation in Silicon Valley to a life in service to humanity in “A New Universal Dream.”

Farrell is the co-founder (with Neale Donald Walsch) and Worldwide Executive Director of Humanity’s Team, a non-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado. The organization is focused on helping people throughout the world awaken to their deeper selves and the interconnectedness of everything.

Today, Humanity’s Team has approximately 700,000 friends in over 150 countries. Their projects include Conscious Business Declaration training and Conscious Business Change Agent (CBCA) Masters program; Transformational Education programs in business, science, spirituality, creativity, relationships, healing, and conscious living on the Humanity Stream+ streaming service; free programs from luminaries such as Gregg Braden, Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D, and Lynne McTaggart; Global Oneness Day, created following a Humanity’s Team visit to the United Nations in May 2010; and service projects focused on improving the environment and lives of people worldwide.

In the 1990s, years before Steve co-founded Humanity’s Team, he co-founded and led two high-growth technology companies based in Silicon Valley that were featured in the INC 500 and spanned the United States and Europe. During this period of his life, he was an officer in the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Young Presidents’ Organization, a group of young leaders that included Gavin Newsom, now governor of California; Hamid Moghadam, who runs the largest real estate equity investment trust in the world; and Andrea “Andy” Cunningham, marketing genius for Apple.

By all accounts, Steve was living the American Dream when he responded to a newsletter request from Neale Donald Walsch, author of the “Conversations with God” book series, seeking examples of businesses putting conscious living principles to work in the world. Walsch invited Steve and his wife Stephanie to visit him at his home in Oregon and meet his staff. That set Steve on a course to create a movement to help people across the globe connect more deeply with the Divine Truth of Oneness, and consciously participate in creating a flourishing and awakened world. Steve followed his heart and left the “American Dream” behind, co-founding Humanity’s Team in 2003.

In addition to authoring “A New Universal Dream,” Steve contributed a chapter to the book “Our Moment of Choice — Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future” titled “The Dawn of a Conscious Business Movement.” He is a member of the Evolutionary Leadership Council and lives in Boulder, Colorado. with his wife Stephanie, their two teenage children, and their dog Sadie.

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