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Are you struggling with overwhelm, anxiety, or something you don’t understand? Are you looking for a different level of truth about your challenges and struggles? In mainstream society, we have been spoon fed a whole bunch of crap and propaganda. It’s time for you to look beyond that, find inner joy and peace; and keep moving forward in life. Welcome to the Yes, And… with Jennifer Whitacre! We all get anxious and there are things about our life that we fully don’t understand. When it comes t ...
 
Explore podcasting life and culture. What is success in podcasting? What is the true cost podcasting financially, energetically, physically and what's the impact on our lives? Can you really make money podcasting? What makes a podcaster cry? This show aims to uncover the answers to those questions and more each season by asking hard questions of real podcasters and podcasting professionals.
 
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The final episode of Series One is with Priya Parker. Through her writing, group facilitation as work as a conflict mediator, she helps people create collective meaning in modern life. Priya is an important voice in the conversation around human connection and, according to Deepak Chopra, ‘has created both an art and a science to gathering in ways …
 
This episode is with Dr Victoria Williamson - an independent authority, scholar and consultant on the psychology of music. Victoria is particularly interested in the relationship between music and wellbeing and is a regular contributor to radio and television, in addition to her own academic research. She is also the author of ‘You Are The Music: H…
 
This episode is with Grammy award-winning composer Eric Whitacre. His music is beloved by people around the world and his ground-breaking Virtual Choir projects have united singers from over 145 different countries. Eric is evangelical about the power of singing, both in-person and virtually, and it’s potential to create both musical and social har…
 
This episode is with Liverpool-based vocal coach, composer and mentor Jennifer John. She is an artist who advocates diversity and inclusion in all of her work and is a firm believer in equality of opportunity for all people and in particular, women. In our conversation, we talk about how this ethos manifests itself across her different projects suc…
 
This episode’s conversation is with award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Wood. His songs are full of warmth, poetry and observation, infused with a tangible sense of time and place. In this conversation, we discuss his formative experiences as a chorister, authenticity as a singer and his own brand of ‘British Soul,’ plus much more.…
 
Thank you to everyone who has listened, subscribed, shared and rated the podcast so far. We've scheduled an additional four episodes for Series One (making ten in total) and in this short announcement James announces the guests for the remaining episodes. Follow James on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jsillsmusic Follow James on Facebook: htt…
 
This episode’s conversation is with Marie Benton, founder and CEO of Choir With No Name, a UK charity that runs choirs for those who have been affected by homelessness and marginalisation. We discuss breaking down barriers through singing and the powerful impact that Choir With No Name has on it's members lives. We talk about: -Marie’s singing jour…
 
This episode’s conversation is with Richard Huntington, who is Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer at advertising firm Saatchi and Saatchi. Richard is evangelical about how singing can help you find focus and flow in everyday life. Having been a self-confessed ‘non singer’ for most of his adult life, we discuss how rediscovering his voice at a sing…
 
This episode's conversation is with Toronto-based Daveed and Nobu of Choir! Choir! Choir! who have been leading life-affirming singing events across the world for the last ten years. They describe Choir! Choir! Choir! as 'equal parts singing, comedy and comedy building' and have collaborated with artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Patti Smith and Da…
 
This episode's conversation is with writer and happiness researcher Helen Russell, author of the best-selling 'My Year Of Living Danishly.' We talk about: -definitions of happiness -singing as a social exchange rather than musical change -gilotophobia & how this might relate to singing -joining a choir and fostering a sense of belonging -how the si…
 
This episode's conversation is with Mark De Lisser - renowned choral director, vocal arranger, teacher, mentor and TV presenter. We talk about: -the power of positivity -the importance of acceptance -keeping connected during Coronavirus -the problematic notion of perfection -his arrangement of 'Stand By Me' for the Royal Wedding -meeting people whe…
 
‘This Is Why We Sing’ is a new podcast that aims to open up the conversation around singing and explore how it can help us to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Host James Sills is a musician, singing leader and author who is passionate about the transformative power of singing. He is also the founder of The Sofa Singers. In Series …
 
Surviving a house fire can be tough for anyone, but losing an infant - a grief known by too many and discussed by too few - is even more so. Heather Smith experienced both tragedies. On today’s show, she joins Jennifer Whitacre to share her story and to give some resources, tips, and ideas on how one can get through tough times in life. You don’t w…
 
We live in a world where people have become more distant from nature. We take it for granted, especially as the world continues to advance. But with global warming becoming more real than ever, it is time that we snap out of our bubble and look into how we are taking care of nature, of the very place we call home. Jennifer Whitacre is joined by non…
 
Should you choose a coach or a therapist? Given the overlap between these two professions, you might get confused about which to choose for your specific needs. If you’re not sure which service is the best fit for you, just ask. Who better to ask than Dr. Toni Warner, who graces this episode with Jennifer Whitacre. Dr. Toni is the intersection betw…
 
A lot of us who have lived through trauma and being held captive against our will found ourselves struggling with PTSD. Through it all, one common thread that binds our experiences is that inner resolve to not allow our circumstances be our defining moment. In this episode, Jennifer Whitacre is joined by trauma therapist and child and play therapis…
 
How important is enthusiasm in our lives? We have been so steeped in Western culture’s overemphasis on what other people think that most of us grew up suppressing our enthusiasm and being intolerant of other people’s enthusiasm. Physical therapist, author and Taekwondo black belter Laura Di Franco brings some wonderful insights around the topic of …
 
Whatever business you’re in, you need to develop enhanced communication skills and get a good grasp of human behavior and get the truth out of people. Former Navy Intelligence Officer, DoD certified interrogator, published author, and TEDx speaker Lena Sisco is an expert in this field. Since 2003, she has been training clients from both the governm…
 
There are moments in life where it is easier to blame others for the situation and feeling we are in. However, this limiting practice can only keep our true selves and potentials contained. It does not make us accountable and thus, empowered to take charge of what we are doing. In this episode. Jennifer Whitacre interviews transformational mindset …
 
There is still so much to change with the education system here in America, most especially the public school system. Promoting a school-to-workforce pipeline instead of the school-to-prison pipeline, Dr. Aaron Smith, an active and leading STEM school director and professional speaker, joins host, Jennifer Whitacre, to share with us how he is uniqu…
 
This day and age have opened up so much for many members of the LGBTQ community to express themselves and their identity freely. Though not without their own struggles, many people have now found the courage to really embrace who they are. With this are the many identity labels that continue to come up—which tend to leave some, especially those wit…
 
Open this episode in your favorite app Want to work with me? CLICK HERE Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Send them this link: https://pod.link/justpodcasting Episode Summary: Her publisher wanted her to start a podcast to launch her book, but even with a professional producer, the process was painful. She knew her message was to…
 
Want to work with me? CLICK HERE Did you love this episode? Share this link with a friend: https://pod.link/justpodcasting Episode Summary: Goli Kalkhoran of Lessons From a Quitter, talks about leaving her practice as an attorney to find contentment and drive from her passions. We delve into leaving her firm, the emotions behind that, building a ne…
 
Open this episode in your favorite app Want to work with me? CLICK HERE Did you love this episode? Share it with a friend!!! Episode Summary: Jen Vertanen joins us to discuss her podcast experience dealing with tough topics. Jen explains the struggle to finding the right guest to come on the show, getting over 1-star reviews, the time it takes to p…
 
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