La Vida Loca : Alex Diaz
"Two roads diverged in the wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. " ~ Robert Frost About 14 years back, Alex had a choice to move to a new country and propagate a novel art form in this foreign land or stay in his comfort zone. He took a leap of faith and put his next 6 months at stake to move to India with no visibility of what life had in store for him. His only insurance was the stories he would tell of his adventures if things went kaput. 14 years fast forward - He has a story to tell and an impact to laud! A first generation Cuban-American, his love and passion for dance (and adventures! :D) inspired him to take the road less traveled and find home in a new country ,culture and crowd. His journey is a testimony to many things- Following your heart can take you places (literally!), We're all united by things that inspire joy and positivity regardless of how different we may be from each other, kindness and humility go a long way in making a difference to lives. As a student of Alex, I have witnessed the impact he's created in the Latin dance community of India and the respect he's garnered amongst dance lovers. His dedication to promoting this art form in its most authentic form and helping lives transform through dancing is an inspiration! To know more about this art , head to @furorent on Instagram or http://www.linktr.ee/furorent
June 20, 2021
Creating Safe Spaces
Michelle Rodriguez is a Diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging expert with extensive experience in navigating through situations that have complex social inequities. As a Senior Manager DEI at linkedin.com, she has very successfully created programs that help bringing an equitable environment for thousands of employees across the globe. Her personal journey to this point of making an impact has several moments of feeling like the "other person" and we decode how some of these moments acted as fuel for her becoming an advocate for creating a world where everyone is treated with dignity. If you've felt the need to cover up your identity or voice in any way - this episode is for you , to embrace all aspects of your identity and also those in people around.
June 15, 2021
Inner world to the world outside : Dawn
Savvy Rai is the Vice Chairperson of the women's division of the Soka Gai Community, Greenwich London. The community believes in the power of chanting "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" that dedicates ones life to the mystic law of cause and effect of the Lotus Sutra. In her 8 years of practicing Nichirens Budhism across 3 countries India, Singapore and London , she has experienced several moments of transformation of self and that of the community around. We talk in detail about what this practice stands for and why it seems to have this impact on the lives of people. To know more please visit www.sgi.uk
June 08, 2021
Financial Independence for the Free soul!
Mona Patel has a law degree from Australia but she chose a career as full time musician following her passion for art. We've interviewed her in past about her journey battling depression, Alopecia Areata and difficult relationships. We have her back on the podcast , a year later, talking about how financial independence has given her wings to make choices that serve her highest version. In tough times like these when Covid has rattled the entertainment industry in particular, she has turned obstacles into opportunity discarding a victim mindset and flying higher. I hope her story inspires you to not just heal better but get wings to fly! Xo!
May 17, 2021
Emotions : The key to living a wholesome life
Saul Pereira is a Clinical Psychologist based in Bangalore India. Saul has a clinical experience of more than 46 years. He is recognized both nationally and internationally for his pioneering work in Psychology. He's also written a book called Psyche Of Addictions : How To Kick The Habit. You can read more about his work and book an appointment with him on 94481 13793 or the below link :https://www.lybrate.com/bangalore/doctor/dr-saul-pereira-psychologist
April 04, 2021
Think, Pray, Love
She moved from Hongkong to follow her heart and discover spirituality in India. Despite being in a high pressure job that requires immense hustle, this woman integrates mindfulness and meditation to bring easy flow in her everyday life. The 3 words that describe her for me are - intentional, authentic and fearless. Things that I absolutely love in people and stories I share! She shares her experiences on creating a life she imagines - one step at a time💫💫 Follow her on @cally822 to get to know more about her work on mediation , mindfulness and intentional living.
March 19, 2021
The Untethered Soul: Releasing your stuffed emotions to free your soul
Janelle is a Hollywood coach, actress, screenwriter, producer and creator of the 'Conscious entertainment'. She's authored 2 books given in the link and started movement called the spiritual ninjas. Her life has been a compilation of traumatic events in her initial years that she overcame making conscious choices to have a better life. Now she's not just healed herself but helps others in their journey too.
October 21, 2020
The word is hope!
People who have the courage and resilience to take life head-on bring hope to those who're seeking inspiration. I've steered on, listening to these brilliant stories that kept me going every time I felt low on energy and hope that you'd feel the same! The word is hope and there so much good in the world - we just need to seek! And receive! With an open heart!
October 12, 2020
Loves never easy - Owning your love and life with Pride.
Alex Mathew is popularly known as Maya the Drag Queen. He's thrived through his inner conflicts and societal pressure to embrace his femininity since childhood and was forced to fit into gender constructs for a large part of his life. It was through theatre and then eventually discovering Drag as an art form alongwith the vibrant LGBTQ community of Bangalore to validate his feelings that he finally broke shackles and started thriving in his true identity. His story to celebrating his femininity as Maya and coming out of the closet to live a truthful life is refreshing and inspiring. Tune into to listen to her complete story!
July 04, 2020
There's strength in vulnerability
Manjunath Shivkumar (Manj) is a typical leader of the pack with rigour and strength to influence people around him with enviable ease. At the peak of his career, he quit his job( much to the surprise of those around him) to chart out a new life through self discovery redefining everything that motivated him. His story is a beacon for those who are sucessfull in all their might but feel an emptiness they cant define. It's also relatable to those who've faced the tragedy of loss of relationships and bottle up emotions .This is an inspiring story of embracing, accepting and forgiving yourself and building your life strength by strength through a journey inward. Of all the things we acknowledge and those we miss acknowledging- The courage of seeking and embracing our truth is one of the biggest leaps of courage humans can take. Tune in to listen to Manjs story of redefining strength and success through vulnerability and acceptance of his truth.
June 22, 2020
Broken can be Beautiful : Changing your inner dialogue to change your life
Mona had a phase in life when she was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata (a condition where you lose your hair and sometimes eyebrows also). This phase overlapped with some stressful life events when it came to relationships too. She shares her journey to healing from depression , setting boundaries and understanding the importance of self love for a better life. Listen to her experience on changing her inner dialogue to tranform her body and surroundings. Do not miss the ending for a sweet surprise! :)
June 09, 2020
Celebrate your uniqueness and unleash miracles by harnessing the power of human spirit
Bops battled a rare medical condition (neural) throughout his life which led to struggles not just in his day to day activities but also due to the unnecessary hurt caused by ignorant behavior by the people around. During his journey he discovered the beauty of uniqueness, the power to fight back his medical condition and bullies, conquered difficulties and harnessed his strength to create a life which is called a miracle even by doctors. Today he is an epitome of happiness , positivity,strength and the miracles of human spirit.
May 31, 2020
Owning your choices and living life unapologetically
This person went through a very dark phase where she'd lost her job and had to leave her infant with her parents for 2-3 years in the middle of some personal challenges. Despite the struggles and fearful stages she'd to encounter, she came out of it stronger and full of life, good vibes and more confidence than before. Listen to her story of finding happiness through clarity of purpose, owning her truth and living her choices - Unapologetically!
May 24, 2020
The Road less travelled- In Love, loss and finding your purpose
We talk about the miracles that can manifest when you truly love a person and listen to your inner voice to charter the path of your life. The story shows us how extremes and balance, emotions and practicalities, passion and logic- multiple contradictions and facets can exist at the same time in the the same person. How you can live a fulfilling and purpose driven life by fighting prejudices, perceptions and the society to find that intersection between heart and mind.
May 24, 2020
Welcome to caddiescope!
Caddiescope is an effort to send a little bit of sunshine from my window to yours! I'll share experiences of real people and their courage as they've battled through life to discover their glorious selves. Some of these stories have profoundly impacted me personally and inspired me to bring them to you, so you can take a slice of them to adjust the lense of your life, just a little bit, for that extra dose of happiness , everyday.
May 22, 2020