Living the Dream with Curveball
Summary: On the living the dream with curveball podcast I interview guests that teach, motivate, and inspire others. On every episode I interview ordinary people telling extordinary stories about how they contribute to the world to try and make life better for others. I interview a wide range of indivisuals such as authors, singers, actors, athletes, coaches, Etc. When you listen to living the dream with curveball prepare to be motivated and inspired to stop at nothing to achieve your dreams.
Sandy Ciaramitaroholds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and has taught morality, ethics and social justice courses at a private high school in Michigan. In addition to her teaching career, Sandy has taught, developed, and implemented programs and curricula that focused on helping children realize the importance of living altruistic lives centered on love. The Good Eggs series is her contribution to support children as they learn about Virtues, Diversity, and Service – essential concepts to integrate into their lives as they grow into Good Eggs!Check out the good eggs foundation at www.thegoodeggs.org
Sedona Swan SoulfireComposer and visual arts phenom from Portland, ORI am honored you are here! It is my deepest wish that you experience our connection as supportive and inspiring. In this dynamic moment in our human (r)evolution , finding and maintaining vibrant and meaningful connections feels crucial. Please know that in this space you are honored, loved and cherished as the full spectrum being you are! I offer my work to you and to the world in honor of the mystery, magic and interconnection of life itself. May we ride the wild tides together, with open loving hearts, clarity of purpose and in embodied, empowered authenticity.In a world that has been so drastically out of balance for so many years I am committed to restoring inner and outer harmony in myself, my life, my community and in the world. I desire to help others do the same.Primarily I work with the feminine. I believe the world is desperately in need of the medicine of the awakened, embodied, fully expressed feminine. A huge part of my work is holding sacred space that women may activate a deeper sense of self-love and self-celebration. When women heal, we all heal.I do my best to recognize my privilege and better understand, reconcile, and repair the devastating repercussions of polluted shadow patriarchal-based “isms” - racism, sexism, ageism, classism, ect. I am dedicated to the path of learning from, listening to and honoring all members of my fellow Earth tribe family.I offer my work in the rich realms of ritual embodiment art, community circle, ceremony, movement and dance. Our bodies are divine instruments, transformational tools of high alchemy. I am here to provide encouragement on your personal journey of conscious, confident, compassionate connection to your body temple and your dance. I lead and guide sacred movement workshops, host ritual retreats and hold temple space, both in person and online.I am an artist of many forms, I write, dance, choreograph, direct, and share spoken word and prayerformance poetry. I am a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the first performing arts academy in the United States. After graduating from The Academy my desire to deepen in the movement arts inspired two decades of study, travel, research and immersion. My discovery of Yoga, Bellydance and Classical Indian Dance were all monumental. Each of these forms inspired me deeply with their rich cultural essence, supreme beauty, empowered embodied expression and encoded spiritual wisdom. I have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to study with incredible teachers and lineage carriers throughout the many years whom include Rehka Tandon, Aida Nour, Colleena Shakti, Suhaila Salimpour, Ra Lalita Dasi, Prajwal Vajracharya, Swami Ramananda and Swami Satchidananda. I am Miss Bellydance USA 2008 and have won other various esteemed dance titles including Bellydancer Troupe of Universe and Bellydance Nationals Group Category Winner. I have appeared on various instructional and performance DVDs and teach at global online dance school Datura Online. I have recently made my way into the literary publishing world with my newly released Cosmic Dancer Oracle.In addition to my dance studies I am a 13 Moon Mystery School Initiated Priestess having gone through my initiations with the mystery school founder Ariel Splisbury I have also received initiatory training with Marguerite Rigoglioso of The Seven Sisters Mystery School and Elayne Kalila Sophia of The Priestess Presence Temple. I continue to deepen with the 13 Moon Mystery School Wisdom Teachings in Elayne Kalila’s Enter the Mystery School and have recently been receiving tutelage around the ancient priestess art of anointing with Diana Dubrow of The Emerald Temple. www.sedonasoulfire.com
Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on infection prevention and control in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Her Phoenix-based practice, IPCWell, is devoted to reducing infections, antibiotic resistance, re-admissions, and death in healthcare settings across the country and around the world. A frequent contributor and interview source for national and trade press concerning infection prevention, control, and mitigation, she has appeared in Cambridge University Press, in Skilled Nursing News, and on National Public Radio, among others. For more information, visit IPCWell.com and DoctorBuffy.com.
Heidi Alldredgewife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, care giver, realtor, motivational speaker, teacher, hot chocolate bomb maker, and podcaster! (Heidi is still deciding what she wants to be when she grows up!) Heidi has been married since 1992 to Christopher, the love of her life. She has 3 children (age ranging from 21 to 28—two of her children are married now) And has hosted 6 foreign exchange students -whom she now claims as her own children. She loves spending Friday nights (or any other time) with her grand-babies. Other hours of the day she is recording great inspiring interviews for her podcast, searching online for inspirational quotes, shopping for bargains, traveling with her family, lunch dates with friends, serving and helping others, going to concerts, and writing-either in her journal, notes to friends, or her own motivational speeches! Heidi is a recovering “why-me-er” and is currently learning the art of positive thinking!When Heidi was 16 years old, the police knocked on the door, just two days after Thanksgiving, to inform the family that her dad had just taken his own life. There are two decisions she felt she could make in that moment: Feel pain, misery and self pity or feel hopeful, peaceful and encouraging. Up until that point Heidi was entertaining her own suicidal thoughts, but with the support of great friends, strong family, and understanding therapy she is here today to deliver this important message: Life is what you make it!! Heidi is a former radio talk show host for "The LemonAid Stand" where she interviewed people who have taken life's lemons and made lemonade. It was personal stories of triumph over tragedy, how they made the world better, and what they want to change in their family, home, or community, because of what they went through! Now she spends her days interviewing people on "Heidi's LemonAid Stand Podcast"! The podcast is inspiring, uplifting and encouraging to all ages of listeners. Heidi also teaches "Habits of Happiness" at various organizations. The "Habits of Happiness" is a fun interactive, educational, and empowering class. Some of the 21 Habits that it includes are: forgiveness, love, gratitude, and finding the gift in all situations. Now Heidi is a sought after motivational speaker. She enjoys talking about finding real joy, peace, and love no matter what you are dealing with in life. As you listen to Heidi share stories, give great do-able tips, and have a little fun, you will go away with a new hope and outlook about life! Heidi is truly living how to 'take lemons and make lemonaide'!Check Heidi out on the web atwww.heidislemonaidstand.com
Laura has served as an expert on psychological issues and has been on KTLA, Good Day LA, Fox News, KCAL 9, KCBS, KABC, and more.Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT., is a licensed therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling and is known for her unique approach in the understanding of anxiety and anxiety disorders.Laura is the Founder of The Missing Peace- Center for Anxiety, a facility that offers a variety of modalities, including Psycho Therapy, Neurofeeback, Play Therapy, Olfactory Anxiety Reduction, Group Therapy, Movement, and more to help ease the nervous system and restore the brain, body, and mind to a place of calmness and relaxation.At The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety, therapy is combined with modern technology to help facilitate the brain to return to its senses and reach a feeling of well-being.In addition, Laura currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Special Interest Group of Integrative health for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), an international nonprofit membership organization and leader in the education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.In the past, she has received many honors for her work including a Recognition Award for Going Above and Beyond in the Assistance of Rehabilitation Programs for the National Council of Jewish Women, and The National Council of Jewish Women has bestowed her with the Unsung Hero Award by the City of West Hollywood, as well. Check out Laura’s organization on the web at www.missingpeace4anxiety.com
Alanna (rhymes with Hannah) was born and raised in Nottingham, England. After completing a Bachelors degree in Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, she lived and worked in Sydney, London and Nottingham before moving to Barcelona to do a Masters in International Relations.She now works at the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association in Barcelona, implementing EU-funded projects in economic development in the Southern Mediterranean. She speaks Spanish, is learning Catalan, and enjoys travelling (when COVID allows), scuba-diving and salsa-dancing.Abolish the Rose, by Alanna Irving, takes us on a journey through the past in search of meaning in the present. Through a vivid catalogue of heart-warming and harrowing life experiences, we are drawn to question, along with Camille - how much control do we have over the path our lives take? Would we change the past if we had the chance? What is a life well lived? Genre: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction. Keep up with Alanna at www.alannairvin.com
Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world. You can also go and sign up for Brendon’s free communication course at www.rockstarcommunicator.com
Gary Pratt is a singer, a songwriter, but most of all, an energetic country entertainer who connects with his audience. Gary is a 2021 International Singer Songwriter Association Award Winner and a Josie Music Award Nominee. His last two songs have hit number one on the International Itunes Chart. He grew up in the small, old coal mining town of Slickville, Pennsylvania. In addition to being the front man for several local bands in the Pittsburgh area, he has had the experience of hitting the Nashville club and showcase scene. He has had the pleasure of singing at the Tennesee State Fair, Rocky Gap Music Festival and CMA Fest. Gary has been the opening act for such greats as Dwight Yoakum, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Ronnie Milsap, Neal McCoy and Crystal Gayle to name a few. His current recording project, "Something Worth Remembering", is dedicated to his brother who recently passed. The album is a combination of Gary's originals and songs written by credited Nashville writers. The title track was written by Grammy Award Nominee Tony Arata, who wrote Garth Brooks' "The Dance". This project has been in the making for over a year. It was recorded at Tonic Studios with Engineer Doug Kasper, Producer Bryan Cole and Musician/Artist Adam Ernst. Excited about this new album, Gary invited MTS Male Vocalist Matt Westin and Female Vocalist Savannah Snider to help out on a few songs. Savannah and Gary recorded the duet he wrote, "To Find Us", at Omni Studios in Nashville. It was the first time Gary and Savannah actually met and they are now making plans to write together in the future. Gary is forever thankful to God for walking with him through life, paving this music journey and for putting the gift of music in his heart. Not only has music been an outlet emotionally and has helped Gary through some rough times, it has brought family together and has introduced him to some of the most amazing people he is proud to call friends. His latest singles, "A SONG YOU CAN DRINK A BEER TO" and "COUNTRY TO THE BONE" are playing on Nashville (WNHE), LA, New York and Las Vegas radio stations! Google and see the many News Articles and Interviews all over the world! Gary's music albums can be purchased at Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer Itunes, Cd Baby, or call 724-834-7499. His very first CD "Gary Pratt" can only be purchased by calling the phone number above. Check his videos out on Youtube and ask ALEXA to play his music. You can also go to www.garyprattmusic.com
Dr. Travis Corcoran is a philosopher. Here to talk about using the Liberal Arts to keep our intellectual freedom that's threatened by academia, Big Tech and the media.Frustration. Confusion. Anxiety. Despair. These are the symptoms of sensory overload, a state of mind in which we increasingly find ourselves. We’re drowning in data supplied by entities with no regard for our best interests.Your intellectual freedom is at stake, threatened by everything from academia and Big Tech to the media and government. Fortunately, you have a way to take back personal control, and it’s a solution founded upon ancient philosophy.In his new book Restoring Reason, philosopher Dr. Travis Corcoran demonstrates how the liberal arts provide us with a skillset to evaluate knowledge and draw our own conclusions for clarity, confidence, and freedom. Dr. Corcoran explains the trivium—knowledge, understanding, and wisdom—and the foundation it lays for making high-quality decisions for a high-quality life. Restoring Reason is an intellectual self-defense manual to make sense of the world we live in. Including an analysis of the five biggest social engineers today, including corporate interests and legacy media, this reproducible, systematic framework will help you see truth, deny falsehoods, and lead a fulfilled, independent life.
Michaell Magrutsche is an Austrian-Californian multimedia Artist, educator, author of five art-related books, podcaster, coach, creative advisor and former Newport Beach CA arts commissioner. Fluent in German and English Outside the box thinker. Michaell has resolved the paradox: Why are 95% of worldwide artists existing around the poverty level and therefore should be proud to be poor. But without creativity there are no man-made systems, there would be no world as we know it. The solution: he discovers patterns within Art that fosters creative communication and identity’s art values outside systems which always raise our human potential. Check out Michaell’s books at www.MichaellM.com
By the time she was ten years old Juliet Rose knew she wanted to be a writer. She entertained neighborhood kids with her stories after school and with the support of her mother got her first typewriter. Life had other plans and after the death of her mother when Juliet was eleven she put those dreams on hold. Over the decades she has picked up the proverbial pen time and again, writing about her life experiences including the cancer diagnosis and subsequent passing of her four year old daughter. Focusing on fiction currently, she is driven to bring to life characters from many walks of life and the struggles faced in modern society. Her writing style is open and fluid, giving the characters the ability to shine as the truth of their own story. Her works are honest and sometimes brutally painful but in the end her characters are given the voice which needs to be heard. Juliet is a New York native living in the mountains of Georgia. She has lived all over the United States and Mexico and doesn’t plan to stop seeing the world beyond her front door step. She spends her time rescuing animals, painting and writing. Her dream is to get an RV to explore hidden gems and find the best vegan restaurants.She has a unique voice and is a published author of two novels with two more due out in 2022. Juliet blends social issues into her fiction writing in the hopes of opening different perspectives.Check out Juliet’s website at www.authorjulietrose.com
Margaret Agard is an award-winning author, former executive in the high tech industry and mother of eight children, step-mother to seven (they were never all at home at the same time!) She is a Christian mystic and Reiki Level II Healer. She is currently writing her third memoir titled Love: Becoming One with Parker, from her house next to a lake in Florida– viewing lake, not swimming lake because, well, alligators. Former executive in the high tech industry, author, speaker, Christian mystic and reiki healer. Margaret focuses on helping others change their lives and finding true purpose by turning their to-do lists over to God (higher power/spirit/inner voice.) Her story appeals to many who have more to do than time to do it in, and want to live their best life. At the time she started this practice she was a single mother of eight, working full time as the sole financial support for her family, and had returned to university full time to finish the last few credits for her bachelors degree in mathematics. She slept less than four hours a night and often woke in a panic worrying about what wasn't getting done. Her previous practice of prioritizing and focusing on the "most important" tasks wasn't working. After turning her to-do list over to God she "got more done, more sleep, and had less stress." Her story inspires others to do the same. From podcast hosts: " great guest! She is funny, has great insight and flows with the conversation." And this from Our Spiritual Life podcast notes: "I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. She is the first guest I’ve had on the podcast who is a Christian writer, and I was a bit uncertain how it would go since so many Christians are very rigid in their beliefs. But Margaret is a self-described “Christian mystic”, meaning that she is willing to explore spirituality and seeks to experience God directly rather than just know about God and the Bible. (That is the key difference between being spiritual versus religious.) In fact, she has had many direct experiences of God that started when she “began giving her daily to-do list to God”."https://inhisfootsteps.com
Creativity, art and entrepreneurship expert. Pivoted a corporate attorney career into a seven-figure art advisory and consulting business. Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world. She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art. She has worked on product collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Katherine Bernhardt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nir Hod and many more. In 2016, Maria curated “Greek Gotham” presented at Dio Horia, Mykonos with the participation of sixteen New York-based artists including KAWS, Austin Lee, Nina Chanel Abney and Raul de Nieves. A full-color catalogue with an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch was written and designed by Maria to commemorate this exhibition. In 2019 she created and hosted "The "C" Files with Maria Brito", a TV and streaming series for PBS's new station "ALL ARTS". The same year she also curated two exhibitions: “The Thousand and One Nights,” the inaugural show of Artual Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon with seven American artists including Holly Coulis, Allison Zuckerman and Rosson Crow and "MUSE", Shona McAndrew's first New York City exhibition at CHART Gallery in Tribeca. Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Latin America, VOGUE Brazil, VOGUE China, VOGUE.com, ELLE Décor Spain, Departures, Forbes, Blouin ArtINFO, Hamptons Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, Refinery29, goop, Billboard, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire Spain, Allure, The Coveteur, House Magazine, House Beautiful, Buro 24/7, Latina, Modern Magazine, and more. Check out Maria on the web at www.mariabrito.com
On today’s episode I am joined by social media influencer and podcast host Amanda Penny. Amanda originally started social media at the age of 12 where she was discussing her daily life activities on an Instagram account . Amanda is most known as the 17 year old podcast host . Her podcast is called Amanda's World . Amanda is responsible for running, producing, directing, and managing her show and Amanda is completely self-taught . She gained a very big following on Instagram where she has over 6.7k views and it has been played all over the world . She has worked with a lot of bigger companies such as BuzzFeed , Barstool Sports , Mtv , Young Hollywood . Amanda has Interviewed tons of producers directors musician influencers excetera and she does a segment on her podcast called small business Saturday . Amanda is also responsible for starting her high school's podcast trend . when it comes to social media and podcasting Amanda has lots of experience .
Jenny is a podcast producer, host & creator with CurtCo Media.Shows include:· Solar: Director/Producer/Voice of A.L.I.oA scripted audio sci-fi starring Stephanie Beatriz, Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming, and Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt.· Hollywood Unscripted: Host/ProduceroInterviews with top creatives in film/TV/Streaming. Guests include Lee Daniels, Alfred Molina, Julie Taymor, Joe Manganiello, Chris Columbus & more.· A Moment of Your Time: Creator/ProduceroBite-sized pieces of creative expression — essays/songs/poems/stories/scenes submitted by contributors around the globe.· When Last I Left: Host/ProduceroAn improvisational storytelling podcast incorporating listener based story points, rules & suggestions. She is also a Company Member/Media Director with the immersive theater company, The Speakeasy Society. With the company has performed in “The Johnny Cycle”, “The Johnny Cycle: The Living”, “Wild Party”, “Ebenezer: An Immersive Internet Spectacular 2021”. Trained with a BFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Jenny is a SAG/AFTRA actress who has appeared in TV and film such as: Modern Family, Any Bullet Will Do opposite Bruce Davison, and Postpartum opposite Danielle Harris (taking home “Best Actress” from The International Horror Hotel Festival). Additionally, Jenny has worked behind the scenes in film, digital, music videos, commercials, animation, theater, and casting.CHRIS PORTER is a Los Angeles-based writer, award-winning composer, and sound designer of concert works, film, theater, and immersive events that have been seen, heard, and experienced around the world. Chris has been a podcast producer, editor, and host at CurtCo Media since 2019, creating SOLAR as CurtCo’s first narrative production. Podcast credits include: · SOLAR: Creator/Director/ComposeroA scripted audio sci-fi starring Stephanie Beatriz, Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming, and Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt.· When Last I Left: Creator/HostoAn improvisational storytelling podcast incorporating listener based story points, rules & suggestions.· A Moment of Your Time: ComposeroBite-sized pieces of creative expression — essays/songs/poems/stories/scenes submitted by contributors around the globe.· Cars That Matter: Producer/EditoroHost Robert Ross discusses all things cars with designers, collectors, drivers, and luxury enthusiasts. You can check out the new show Soler at www.solarthepodcast.com· You can also check out the work of Chris and Jenny at www.thespeakeasysociety.com