Wess Haubrich’s Call to Join The Nu Romantics

Wess Haubrich is a 31 year old self-trained photographer and visual artist who is no stranger to NOL . Listen to Wess’s first appearance on the show, where he shares how he kicked an addiction to Dilaudid and used art as a catharsis, to treat his depression, anxiety, and chronic migraines.  Listen here.

Wess returns this time to discuss a new project he is a part of: The Nu Romantics, a group of like-minded lovers of art of all kinds, including books (especially erotica), pop art, photography, film, music, humor, poetry, culture and more. Founded by authors Mystk Knight, Ashlee Shades, Tori Jo Dean, and R.B. O’Brien, their goal is to help new, as well as more experienced artists, tap into and focus on their creativity, and especially to develop a more expanded version of the concept of “romantic”.  As a matter of fact, they say they formed the group to revolt against the preconceived notions of romance as a happy ending.  Instead, their group spreads the message that romance can be found in everything, from nature to pain to the erotic…and even death.  The Nu Romantics passionately believe that, like in Wess’s story, art truly does save lives.

The Nu Romantics are an active and growing presence on Facebook and Twitter (join the creative fun using #NuR or #NuRomantics as hash tags), with many writing and art prompts every week, with the explicit goal of getting the public to participate, and a vibrant online publication where Wess is an editor. 

Join in on an enlightening discussion about art through their dynamic weekly schedule at The Nu Romantics Facebook Group.

The Nu Romantics Website: https://medium.com/the-nu-romantics

Author Tristan Jackson On Rising Up and Dreaming the Impossible

This week is all about dusting yourself off and getting right back up again, stronger than ever before, despite your circumstances.

My guest is inspirational author Tristan Jackson, who reached out to me with the objective of coming on the show to share her messages of hope, rising up and dreaming the impossible. Speaking of which, her debut work is entitled “Dream the Impossible”, and it chronicles her life experiences and the key life-changing moments that helped her personally rise up. In the episode, we discuss the importance of having the chance and the choice to break the poverty and abuse cycle, and once you hear what Tristan was exposed to as a very young girl, you will be in awe of her choice to break free and to prove that anyone can thrive.

She is currently touring with the book and using it as a platform to help shape the lives of youth and young adults everywhere. She makes me smile!

For more information about Tristan and to view her other works, visit: tjinspires.com

Also, connect with her under TJInspires on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, where she also features some of her fabulous cooking!

Sharon Chatten On ‘The Method’ – How It Can Help Anyone, Actor Or Not

I’m delighted to have the wonderful Sharon Chatten on the show this week.  A special thank you to Terry Berland for connecting us! 

In this show, we discuss what method acting is, why it is so misunderstood, what good acting actually is, how this type of training can help anyone, even non-actors, and why Sharon is deeply passionate about passing on the legacy.

About Sharon: Since 1980, Sharon has been teaching ongoing acting classes and working extensively as a private coach in Los Angeles and New York. Before committing full-time to teaching, Sharon had leading roles as an actress since she was 8 years old in hundreds of plays, television series and films.

Sharon was made a lifetime member of The Actors Studio in 1975 and a lifetime member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in 1980. Under the personal invitation of Robert Redford, she participated in the founding two seasons of the Sundance Film Institute as a Resource Artist acting in numerous films by new filmmakers including playing Yolandia in the film Yolandia opposite Robert Duvall.

She has taught at Yale University (Fine Artists), Stanford University (Graduate School of Business), and the USC School of Cinema. She’s lectured at UC Santa Barbara (Film Department, and has been a guest on numerous panels including those for SAG and AFTRA.

Sharon has had the honor and delight of working alongside master talents: Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino, just to name a few.

Some of her students include celeb talents Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, James Gandolfini, Charlie Hunnam, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, and even Justin Bieber.  Remember Full Metal Jacket?  Well, you’re going to find out why Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Private Leonard Lawrence in that film is a particularly amazing Method actor, and why he still uses this technique today…the same technique that’s he been practicing with Sharon for over 20 years.

For more information about Sharon, visit  www.sharonchatten.com

Multimedia Storyteller Chesher Cat – From Rock & Roll Legends To NYC’s Underbelly

This is sure to inspire the creatives out there!

Chesher Cat is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, director, and storyteller based in New York. She began her career as a rock and roll photographer and journalist, shooting hundreds of performances up and down the west coast, including Led Zeppelin, Elton John, the Eagles, George Harrison, the Bee Gees, to name a few. She has published two coffee-table books, STARART and Everybody I Shot Is Dead. STARART was published December, 1979 and is now an out-of-print collector’s item. Chesher has a few copies of the trade edition left as well as the leather-bound Limited Edition signed by the artists.  To order, visit http://www.cheshercat.com/shop-starart/

More recently, Chesher has directed two short films, End of the Innocents and Chuck E.’s Too Big A Deal. She is currently working on her third film, My First Kiss, inspired by her wild and wonderful rock and roll experiences.

Today, we talk about all of this as well her latest multimedia project called Under New York City which explores, documents and sheds light on New York’s amazing underbelly – the subway system, sewers, catacombs, and the people who pass through, work, or live in these places.

Hear how Chesher got started in her career, about her special connection with Joni Mitchell, her heartwarming story of her visit to Paris, the risks she took to capture rarely visited catacombs, what she thinks about drone photography and why she’s excited about her latest project.

For more information, visit www.cheshercat.com

To order prints of her amazing rock photography, visit http://www.cheshercat.com/music-prints/

To find out more about her upcoming project Under New York City, visit www.Undernyc.org

A special thank you to Michael Roderick, a previous NOL guest who spoke about connectors, for practicing what he preaches!  I was pleased to connect with such a passionate, fascinating artist as Chesher.

Note:  We had some connectivity issues on the day we recorded, so please bear in mind the more “raw” recording of this conversation….one reason why I love podcasting!

Jane Doe, Consanguinamory Activist, Returns with New Data On Her Community

Jane Doe, the chief activist for the consanguinamory community (a minority group consenting to have adult blood relative relationships and who are fighting for the right to do it legally) returns in today’s episode.  Jane asked me if she could have the chance to share data she collected on her group, including findings about their socio-economic status, what % of the population is consang, what types of relationships are most prevalent (parent-child, siblings, etc.), whether they choose to cohabitate or live apart, whether they have children or not (and who the children are with), how long their relationships generally last, and more.  She plans to leverage the data she’s collected and combine it with future surveys that will focus on things like debunking the mutant baby myth and proving that being consang is an orientation, much like being gay.

I’m still quite surprised to learn that there’s an entire underground rights movement around this.  As such, the journalist in me comes out, and we tackle topics such as the moral questions general society has about their group, the fact that many states and countries already allow it, the similarities between her community’s grassroots fight for equality and the LGBT community, and more.

I have altered her voice, at her request, to protect her identity, so please bear that in mind as you listen.

The complete survey data can be found at consanguinamory.wordpress.com/the-consanguinamory-study-analysis/

If you wish to contact Jane directly, you can reach her via email at janedoeofks@protonmail.com.

 

Performing Artist Colette Von On Owning Your Talents

Los Angeles-based performing artist Colette Von joins the show this week to advocate owning your uniqueness and embracing your talents.  In this lively discussion, we chat about the importance of the arts and Colette’s passion for volunteer work, as well as her upcoming album, her forthcoming musical appearance and personal art display at 2017’s Echo Park Rising festival, and her prolific work with a variety of volunteer and advocacy groups. Don’t miss this episode, as it will inspire you to do good for yourself AND others.  Colette also graces us with her awesome voice when she sings a verse and chorus from a song on her upcoming album, “Faces and Places”.

Please connect with Colette to stay in touch with her music and art openings on Instagram @holycoly or on Facebook under Colette Von.

Enjoy!

Michael Schein of MicroFame Media On the Power of Hype

Michael Schein,CEO of MicroFame Media, joins NOL to discuss the power of hype in marketing, and how we can learn effective strategies from people like propaganda artists, con artists, cult leaders and more. It’s a very interesting discussion that will surely change the way you approach your personal brand or company’s marketing.

About Michael:

Michael is the CEO of MicroFame Media, a content marketing and strategy agency that turns consultants into thought leaders when they don’t have the time or expertise to make it happen on their own. He has created or facilitated the production of content for companies such as eBay, The Medici Group, LinkedIn, Abila, TESLA, Inc., SEER Interactive, Interiors by Steven G., Magento, Vitalyst, Intellect, Arise Virtual Solutions, and Citrix.

Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with Honors and got his start at Spin the Bottle, the production company behind VH1 hit show Pop Up Video. He also created, ran, and moderated the New York Tech Alliance’s Interactive Marketing panel series and writes a weekly column for Inc., as well as regularly contributing to Fortune and Huffington Post. He is also the co-host of the popular podcast Access to Anyone.

For more information about Michael and his company, please visit: microfamemedia.com

Author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld On Oikophobia and More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week author/Philosopher Benedict Beckeld joins NOL to discuss the parallels between modern American culture and ancient Greek or Roman history, as well as the concept of oikophobia.

Dr. Beckeld is a native of Sweden and currently resides in NYC. His Ph.D. is in Philosophy and Classics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany; he later taught those subjects while working as a professor at the American University of Paris.

AHis most recent book is Art & Aesthetics: a Promenade ab Homine (Lux Classic), featuring essays that examine, via a philosophical prism, modern art and artists, architecture, and aesthetic education. His forthcoming works are Kalahari Singing, a memoir about his 2012 experience as a volunteer teacher in Otjombinde, Namibia, living in a small village with the Herero tribe in the Kalahari Desert, as well as The Hatred of Home: A Brief Analysis of Western Oikophobia. He has published other books and articles on philosophical and socio-cultural issues, and has appeared on radio and television as an expert panelist.

In addition to writing Dr. Beckeld is a noted expert in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and European culture. Fluent in seven languages, he is a fitness enthusiast, and plays the violin. (I’m going to hold him to playing for NOL listeners next time he appears on the show.)

For more information, visit his website at www.benedictbeckeld.com

 

Lindsay Istace With the Latest On Rage Yoga!

Lindsay Istace, founder of Rage Yoga, returns to NOL one year later to share updates about her unique practice and how it’s expanding like wildfire!

Sign up for her email newsletter and get discounts, special deals and more at www.rageyoga.com

In this episode, hear about:

– A review of why she started Rage Yoga (in case you missed her first appearance in the early launch days of NOL)

– How her unique practice works to face and release uncomfortable emotions

– How Rage Yoga can be a great way for misfits to experience yoga without intimidation or traditional dogma

– How Lindsay feels about Rage Yoga knockoffs/copycats

– Rage Yoga jewelry and how proceeds go to charity

– Upcoming beginner course

– September retreat in Scotland

– October teacher trainings in Canada

– how her tour last year panned out

– possible future plans for Rage Yoga to expand

Alf Herigstad On Being A Better Man

Entrepreneur and Host of the Being A Better Man Podcast, Alf Herigstad, joins NOL to share important tips on how to become the best man you can be… and if you’re a woman who is listening, you will also learn tips on how to understand men better, and how to choose a good one.

Some things we discuss in the show:

How many men don’t grow up with solid male role models, and why that’s a problem

The 2 cornerstones of being a man

Alf’s definition of what it actually means to be a man, and the difference between men and boys.

The obligations and responsibilities of men in the world

The importance of a man’s legacy, and why most younger guys don’t consider it

Tips on how to identify a good man

Pick up Alf’s book called “Forging A Man” on Amazon:
http://www.beingabettermanpodcast.com/author

And connect with him here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettermanpodcast/

Website: www.beingabettermanpodcast.com

Email: alf@beingbetter.men

Twitter: @Alfbeingbetter

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