Nurturing Healing Love: Proactive Solutions to Gun Violence from a Sandy Hook Mom

Nurturing Healing Love: Proactive Solutions to Gun Violence from a Sandy Hook Mom

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to ensure that every child has access to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in their classrooms and to help facilitate this teaching within their families, schools and communities. We do this in honor of Jesse and to spread the message he left on his family’s kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died – “Nurturing, Healing Love.”

Inside This Episode:

  • Scarlett’s story of what happened on the day she lost her six year old son Jesse at Sandy Hook Elementary School

  • Why Jesse was given a Military Hero’s funeral

  • The importance of courage and forgiveness 

  • What is social, emotional learning?

  • How teaching children awareness, tools, and skills is a proactive solution to gun violence

Seane Corn: Revolution of the Soul

Seane Corn: Revolution of the Soul

SEANE CORN is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and raw, honest and inspired self-expression. Over her 25-year teaching career, Seane has created many instructional DVDs, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True.

Featured on over 40 magazine covers and countless media outlets, Seane has chosen to use her platform to bring awareness to global issues including social justice, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, generational poverty, and animal rights. In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 received both the Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award and the Humanitarian Award by the Smithsonian Institute.

You’ll Learn:

  • Seane’s transformative healing process through writing her book

  • The moment when Seane’s relationship with God truly began

  • How ‘anger work’ awakened Seane to a deeper level of healing

  • Why everything is unfolding perfectly for our soul transformation 

  • How Seane rose above her sexual abuse as a young girl

  • The difference between a guru and a teacher

  • Seane’s traumatic experience working with Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga

  • The Revolution of the Soul that we are ALL a part of. 

Nicole Cardoza Speaks Out: Yoga Journal Controversy + Reclamation for Underestimated Entrepreneurs

Nicole Cardoza Speaks Out: Yoga Journal Controversy + Reclamation for Underestimated Entrepreneurs

Nicole Cardoza is a serial entrepreneur passionate about the reclamation of healing. Nicole is the executive director of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that gives free and low-cost yoga training to educators, the co-founder of Mental Health League, a charitable retail company, and dahla, which fosters financial wellness for women.

You’ll Learn:

  • What we can all learn from systemic racism in-action

  • How Nicole risked her reputation and self to speak up

  • The impact of Yoga Journal’s actions + response

  • Why Nicole’s Reclamation Ventures fund is paving a positive path forward for underestimated entrepreneurs

Justin Michael Williams: Motivation, Purpose, Freedom

Justin Michael Williams: Motivation, Purpose, Freedom

Justin Michael Williams is an activist, meditation teacher, and top 20 charting musician with a mission: to bring personal growth TO THE PEOPLE – to empower people of all identities, ages, genders, and economic backgrounds to claim their innate and limitless potential.  

His unique approach blends music, motivation, and meditation to help people break through toxic cycles, wake up to their life's purpose, and re-connect to the heart of why we exist: To serve.

You’ll Learn:

  • How to be true to yourself and your intuition 

  • Justin’s journey from yoga to Top Artist on Billboard to author + activist

  • The path to becoming whole and integrating all parts of you

  • Why it’s so important we heal racism together — in relationship with each other

Marianne Williamson: Love as a Political Force

Marianne Williamson: Love as a Political Force

Now running for President of the United States, Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York Times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

You’ll Learn:

  • Why Marianne Williamson is running for President of the United States

  • How we can practically harness love for political purposes 

  • Marianne’s thoughts on the debates

  • The insidious nature of cynicism + how most Americans are good

Becoming Proud: My Pride Story

Becoming Proud: My Pride Story

This episode is for our LGBTQI+ Soul Warriors and any of us who’ve experienced systemic marginalization or oppression and are ready to rise up and reclaim PRIDE in who we are.

IN THIS EPISODE, I SHARE:

  • What it was like preparing to come out of the closet

  • How I overcame oppression from teachers in middle school and high school

  • A roadmap for practicing pride

  • How you can become proud of yourself — and tap into the truth of you are.

Fatherhood with Shannon’s Dad: The Honorable Judge Michael Algeo

Fatherhood with Shannon’s Dad: The Honorable Judge Michael Algeo

The Honorable Michael J. Algeo is currently Special Counsel to the State's Attorney for Montgomery County, MD and serves as the Felony Trial Team Leader in the Circuit Court. Judge Algeo is an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law of American University and Montgomery College. He is the author of Crimes and the Constitution, a criminal law text used at Montgomery College.

Oh yes, he’s also my Dad ;)

You’ll Learn:

  • What it means to be a father

  • Michael’s lessons from the Vietnam war

  • What matters most in life

  • Shannon’s story of coming out to his dad

  • How music has the power to heal and bring us together

Lauren Taus: Your Body is a Holy Land

Lauren Taus: Your Body is a Holy Land

With decades of experience as a yoga teacher and licensed clinical therapist, Lauren Taus guides people in embodied healing to alchemize personal and intergeneration pain. She works with the body, the mind and the spirit to transform lives, and guide individuals into their highest, most authentic expression. Lauren works with cutting edge technology in her approaches, most recently certified by MAPS to use MDMA for treatment resistant complex trauma cases.

You’ll Learn:

  • Why Lauren took a break from teaching yoga and being a therapist to explore conflict resolution in the Middle East

  • How your body is a Holy Land

  • The importance of listening as tool for healing and resolution

  • How understanding multiple perspectives shifts the divisive delusion of the “other”

47 Days of Sober Shannon (and counting…)

47 Days of Sober Shannon (and counting…)

“When we make the choices that are most empowering for our highest self, we become exponentially more tapped in to our ability to influence ourselves and the world ” — Shannon Algeo

IN THIS EPISODE, I SHARE:

  • Why I decided to do this sober experiment

  • How sobriety is helping me be more present

  • My sober experience at my Irish Catholic family wedding

  • What it looks like to show up as our WHOLE selves

Sheri Salata: The Beautiful No

Sheri Salata: The Beautiful No

SHERI SALATA is a writer/producer, cofounder of the pillarlife.com and cohost of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show. Her current ventures are the evolution of her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Her action-packed days as Executive Producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

You’ll Learn:

  • Sheri’s story from working at 7-Eleven to becoming the Executive Producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show

  • How to embrace “The Beautiful NO”

  • Wisdom from Abraham Hicks that has transformed Sheri’s life

  • Why it’s so important to practice radical, non-negotiable self care

Yogarupa Rod Stryker: The Sanctuary Within

Yogarupa Rod Stryker: The Sanctuary Within

Yogarupa Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga®, the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom and creator of the meditation and Yoga Nidra app, Sanctuary with Rod Stryker. He has been teaching since 1982, dedicating his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, creativity, leadership, service and family life.

You’ll Learn:

  • What is “enlightened sleep?”

  • How Yoga Nidra helps us wake up from the dream of our lives

  • Rod’s story and wisdom from teaching yoga for 40 years

  • The power of the yoga practice to awaken our conscience

Megan Monahan: Don’t Hate, Meditate!

Megan Monahan: Don’t Hate, Meditate!

After working in the stressful world of the music industry for 7 years, Megan reached a breaking point in 2009 and knew that she needed to create a change. Although she was living the life she thought she always wanted, she was unhealthy, unhappy and felt burned out from life. Megan turned to The Chopra Center for Wellbeing to learn how to create life balance and manage her stress. She’s now a certified instructor in Primordial Sound Meditation.

YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Megan’s journey from the music industry to meditation

  • How meditation helps us to be more present in our lives

  • The connection between manifestation and meditation

  • Why trust is such an important practice

Mark Groves: Create the Love and Be True to You

Mark Groves: Create the Love and Be True to You

Mark Groves is a Human Connection Specialist – an emotional translator, writer, speaker and coach. Mark has a fun, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections

Through his work, Mark helps people understand their emotional matrix and how to master themselves and their words. His clients range from individuals and couples, to businesses and leaders

He takes what you think you want, finds out what you really want, and gives you the tools to achieve your goals.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to stay true to yourself in intimate relationships

  • The gifts of heartbreak

  • What is codependency and how do we heal it?

  • Why we are biologically designed to “need” each other

  • How playful boundaries create better communication