Life Changes Show, January 17, 2022
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue
Optimizing the New Community Blueprint and Connecting People
Guests: JENNIFER KELLY and MARY JACOBSON; and Musical Guests: OSHRI HAKAK and NICK YOUNG
This Episode Features Interview Guests, Co-Creators of INlighten Community and For Land and People, a 501C3, Jennifer Kelly and Mary Jacobson; and Musical Guests, Instrumentalists and Vocalists Nick Young and Oshri Hakak on The LIFE CHANGES Show Ep668 Titled, “Optimizing the New Community Blueprint and Connecting People”
Guest, Jennifer Kelly
Jennifer Kelly is a nine-time foster mom and mother of four boys. Jennifer left a 16 year career in film and TV to become a postpartum doula, Kundalini yoga teacher with emphasis on PTSD and addiction, Reiki master, sound healer, Reiki Master, functional nutritional wellness specialist, certified hypnotherapist, wellness life coach and is CARE certified in Raindrop and Vitaflex techniques.
She owns and operates INlighten Community in Toluca Lake, CA. Jennifer started a Non Profit called For Land and People to bring comprehensive and alternative therapy programs, regenerative farming, housing and safe community to people around Los Angeles in need, with a focus on at-risk and foster youth.
Guest, Mary Jacobson
Mary Jacobson is For Land & People’s Acting COO and Content Creator. She has been teaching yoga and meditation in Los Angeles since 2008, with a focus on seniors with dementia and other severe impairments. Before taking up a yoga practice, Mary was a professional print and online journalist.
She has a BA in Humanities from the University of Louisville and an MS and journalism from Columbia University as well as kundalini Level 1 & 2 certifications, 200-hour RYT certification, and Accessible Yoga training. She is now devoting her skills and energy to For Land & People by helping to create the necessary content, operations, and structure to establish and support this inspirational endeavor.
Guest, Oshri Hakak
Oshri has been playing woodwind instruments for 25 years. He has had the opportunity to study oboe with Paul Sherman in Los Angeles and Joseph Robinson at Duke University, where he also studied psychology and management, as well as performed research in time perception. He has furthered his musical studies in his work with Guru Singh, practicing and offering meditative and yogic music for several years.
His main instruments are oboe and English horn, but in the past years have expanded to performing the duduk, penny whistle, Native American flute, and vocals. He is also an author and illustrator of several children’s books, and has a small food business that makes delicious carob bars. In this way he loves to nourish beings through sound, imagery, and food.
Guest, Nick Young
Nick Young has been exploring consciousness and spirituality through music on the sitar for over three decades. When Nick was 16 years old he was given his beloved instrument as a gift. It has been a conduit for his creative energy, a companion on his journey into inner realms and a vessel to contain his thoughts, feelings and emotions. Nick fuses eastern traditional music with contemporary sensibilities to create a unique blend of music that is beautiful, mysterious, transporting and enchanting.
Nick has a meditation music podcast called: Sitar Meditation Music.
Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.