Spiritual Integrity

Spiritual Integrity

By Lori Anne Rising
Have you ever felt alone? Have you ever wondered what it's REALLY like to live in full alignment with your personal truth? Are struggling through some tough times trying to find your way to a life that feels more.... YOU? Here, you won't find (yet another) guru with "the answers". You'll just find the original, authentic and powerful journey of a woman who once worked hard to make everyone ELSE happy - failed miserably - and is now forging a path forward built on honoring her deepest Self. Here's a hint: it's often messy, but ultimately... worth it.
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RnS: Race in America: An Open, Honest Discussion
Race in America has been a source of conflict, struggle and violence since before America became “America”. So, what’s change? And, what hasn’t? In this episode we spoke with local, national, and global social just leaders, Pastor JW Matt Hennessee and Rev. Dr. David Alexander, about the issues that are re-shaping America as we know it. This was both a deeply personal conversation as these two leaders shared their personal experiences, as well as a powerful discussion of how racism shows up, what black people are really dealing with, and how white people can help.  The Song of the Week was “Keep Your Eyes One The Prize” by Portland’s First Lady of the Blues, LaRhonda Steele. www.LaRhondaSteele.com These two leaders were gracious enough to continue the conversation after the live show ended for an additional half hour. This can be found in our FAN Club here:  https://www.patreon.com/riseandshineasone To learn more about the show, or find out how you can be a guest, visit www.RiseAndShineAsOne.com. Please share the show with friends and family who may be interested. #race, #protests, #blacklivesmatters , #socialjustice, #socialjusticesolutions, #socialchange #talkradio #podcast
55:13
July 1, 2020
The Art of Letting Go: Grief, Change, and The New Normal
What if “normal” never comes back? Change, uncertainty and loss and can stir up feelings of grief and depression. How do we step forward into the unknown in a positive way? How do we begin to create our “new normal” consciously and deliberately? In this episode, we talked with Christine Green about how to surrender the past, release old behaviors and move forward mindfully. It might seem strange to say we had fun on this episode, but there was laughter and entertainment, even as we dove into things like: Why old models aren’t a good reflection of how grief really works, and ways to think about it that are healthier. Why letting go of what was once can be so challenging, and how we can move forward with more ease. Several specific tools to interrupt ruminating and work through difficult emotions. And so much more! You’ll enjoy learning more about Christine on her website at www.revchristinegreen.com. The Song of The Week was “What Would Love Do Now?” by Uncle Mark Olmstead. Find more of his music at www.TrueSunbeam.com. Contributions from listeners help ensure we are able to stay on the air, having conversations that matter. Check out our F.A.N. Club to support the show, and get access to exclusive bonus materials at https://www.patreon.com/riseandshineasone. To learn more about the show, or find out how you can be a guest, visit www.RiseAndShineAsOne.com. Please share the show with friends and family who may be interested. #newnormal #newnormal2020 #newnormallife #Grief #LettingGo #Change #GriefJourney #griefandloss #Transition #talkradio #podcast #talkshow
55:03
June 25, 2020
The Self-Sufficient Backyard; Wisdom for Eco-Friendly Living Anywhere
What does it really mean to live a self-sufficient lifestyle? Whether you live in an apartment, a home or on acreage, there are simple and effective ways to become less reliant on supply chains at risk of breaking down. In this episode, Ron and Johanna Melchiore shared over 40 years of hard-earned knowledge and experience about what each of us can do to move toward being more self-sufficient. Not only are they the co-authors of “The Self-Sufficient Backyard: For the Independent Homesteader.” They blog for various sites including Mother Earth News and have been published in Backhome Magazine, Small Farmer’s Journal, and Countryside and Small Stock Journal. They also appeared in “Life Off Grid,” a documentary film and book about people living off-grid throughout Canada. A few of the show’s highlights included: · What small steps anyone can take, no matter where they live, to start becoming more self-sufficient. · What kinds of skills and knowledge is good to have when you’re thinking about self-sufficiency. · What parents can do with and for their kids to encourage self-sufficiency. You can learn more about Ron and Johanna at www.InTheWilderness.net Song of the week was “Story of Love” by Uncle Mark Olmstead, www.TrueSunbeam.com. Listen to the replay of show at https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/123956/the-self-sufficient-backyard-wisdom-for-eco-friendly-living-anywhere We couldn’t fit everything into the show, so we continued the conversation off-air! Find the bonus conversation in our F.A.N. Club at: https://www.patreon.com/riseandshineasone Rise ‘n Show is also syndicated to iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotifyand my personal podcast on Anchor. To learn more about the show, or find out how you can be a guest, visit www.RiseAndShineAsOne.come Please share the show with friends and family who may be interested. #ecolifestyle #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #urbanhomesteading #offthegrid #offthegridliving #offthegridlife #greenliving #talkradio #podcast
54:14
June 18, 2020
The Healing Power of Music
Has a song ever made you cry, lifted your spirits out of a dark place, or caused you to start tapping your foot along with the beat before you knew what you were doing? Music is used in movies to create emotions behind the action because it connects with something deep inside. This week, we spoke with Michal Golan and Wendalyn Bartley about the power of music to not just move us, but to heal us as well. Michal is a mindful music teacher, a co-active coach, a spiritual yogi and talented musician who integrates music, yoga and mindfulness into her teaching practice to help kids access their inner voice, gifts and highest self. She talked about: How she’s using music to help children develop emotional intelligence. How music, colors and chakras come together to help children develop awareness, not just of rhythm and harmonies, but how music affects them mentally, emotionally and physically. How music helped her heal from grief after her father passed. You can learn more about Michal’s work at www.MindfulMusicOnline.com. Wendalyn is a composer, sonic oracle, creative vocal coach and sound energy practitioner dedicated to awakening the embodied voice of the feminine, the earth, and a reunited humanity. She talked about: How she connects music with nature to create meditative and healing pieces. How she uses music to help women find their voice and increase self-confidence. How she incorporates myth, music, and the energy of locations around the world. You can learn more about Wendalyn’s work at www.soundingherwisdom.ca On this show, hosts Lori Anne and Uncle Mark also made several special announcements including: The release of several resources for teachers that are available for FREE on Uncle Mark’s website at www.TrueSunbeam.com. Developed for teachers by teachers, these resources are being endorsed by an early brain development specialist as well. Michal is using these resources with her kids and spoke to how they’re already having an incredibly positive impact. The launch of the Shining Moments Summer Celebration Contest for kids of ALL ages! Prizes and details about how to enter are available at www.RiseAndShineAsOne.com. Tickets are on sale NOW for the first ever Rise ‘n Shine Concert happening on June 25, 2020. Tickets are just $10 for an entire family and there are ways to get a 50% discount! Details available at www.RiseAndShineAsOne.com. Please share this episode with family and friends! To learn more about the Rise ‘n Shine Show, or learn how you can be a guest, visit www.RiseAndShineAsOne.com. #music #musician #musicians #soundhealing #musicteacher #healingmusic #Soundhealingtherapy #MusicianProfiles #healingmusician #HealingPowerOfMusic #Contest #Prizes #Concert #MusicConcert
53:33
June 11, 2020
2020-06-02 Personal Thoughts on The Race Riots
I have been processing what's happening across our nation and doing some writing about it on my blog, as well as on Facebook, but after talking with journalist Jacqueline Keeler as part of the Rise 'n Shine! show, I thought I'd share a bit of my personal journey with bigotry, race, and my work toward becoming an ally. 
32:02
June 3, 2020
The Indigenous Crisis in America Through Their Own Eyes
We scheduled this show several weeks ago – before George Floyd was murdered, before the protests began, before the undercurrent of outrage, pain and anger boiled over. Yet, the timing was perfect. Indigenous nations across this country have been subject to police brutality without justice for generations as well. Our guest, Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota Journalist Jacqueline Keeler, made this episode personal when she shared her own family’s story. In this conversation we also explored: · the impact protests are having on indigenous communities · what it means to be a sovereign nation existing inside the borders of a larger country, and how the relationship is constantly tested · the challenges of the reservations as they face increasing cases of covid-19, and what they’re doing about it to ensure the safety of both their own citizens as well as surrounding communities Jacqueline went in depth into these issues and so much more, including how listeners can help, her thoughts on how to heal the nation of racism. This is a powerful episode that will leave a lasting impression. The song “Deal With The Devil (Look What We’ve Done) by award-winning musician Alan Peterson was also featured. To learn more and follow the stories as they unfold, visit Jacqueline’s podcast and blog at www.PollenNationMagazine.com. To hear more music by Alan Peterson, visit www.AlanPetersonMusic.com. To listen to the replay of this episode visit: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/123830/the-indigenous-crisis-in-america-through-their-own-eyes To find out more about the Rise ‘n Shine! Radio Show, or learn how you can be a guest, visit www.RiseAndShineAsOne.com. And please SHARE this episode with family and friends. #NativeAmerican #IndigenousPeople #Covid19 #RaceRiots #PoliceBrutality #IndigenousIssues #AIM #Podcast #TalkRadio #NewEpisode #MusicThatMatters #MusicWithAMessage
53:08
June 3, 2020
Overcoming Scarcity & Dealing With Difficult Moves
Unemployment hasn’t been this high since 1940, which means there’s a lot of uncertainty and unwanted life transitions happening. Which is why we brought Kiran Prasad and Renee Spears to the show this week. Kiran shared life lessons from her own 30 moves as well as what she’s learned from expert interviews and spiritual practices about what it takes to feel grounded and at home, where ever you are, including: How important structure and routines are; even the little ones. Do you wake up and look for news on your phone or do you wake up and meditate, for example? Your routines help set the tone of the day. What kinds of coping strategies she uses to create and stay calm, and make the mental and emotional challenges of life transitions and moves easier. How to maintain social connections, even from a distance. Karin shared examples of some of the ways she’s keeping up relationships as well as ways in which she’s exploring new things, like virtual karaoke nights and volunteering to read online to kids. Renee Spears shared how we can get our mind right, stay positive and attract abundance into our lives, even through the most challenging times, including: Simple ways to help yourself feel good, no matter what’s going on around you – and why it’s so important. It’s not about looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, but being able to stay centered and connected to your intuition. The vital necessity of daydreaming to manifesting the reality we really want. It’s not “wasted time” as so many of us have been taught to believe, but essential to living joyfully and abundantly. Interestingly, both guests commented on the importance of having an ongoing, daily gratitude practice to help create calm, re-center, and remain focused on the vision we hold. To listen to the replay, visit: https://rebrand.ly/riseandshine For exclusive bonuses and gifts, or to learn how you can be a guest, visit: www.RiseAndShineAsOne.com #OvercomingScarcity #Moving #Transitions #Abundance #CopingStrategies #Unemployment
53:53
May 28, 2020
Rise 'n Shine: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Spirituality
On this week’s Rise ‘n Shine! Radio show we spoke with research scientist Tom Paladino about Scalar Light, an ancient universal energy that is now being harnessed for its healing abilities. We asked Tom about what Scalar Light really is, how it works, and what the implications for this new form of energy might be for humanity. Here are a few things we learned from him during the show: · Much like electricity, Scalar Energy is naturally occurring. And, like electricity, as we learn how to harness and direct it, the benefits we can gain from it increase, including applications for green technology. · Scalar Energy was originally harnessed by Nikola Tesla with the intention of providing free, green energy to the world. · Scalar Energy is currently be used as a healing modality that’s non-invasive, natural, and without side-effects. Tom provided the website address for those interested in trying Scalar Light for themselves as well. Tom’s research into Scalar Energy has spanned about 40 years so far, and we couldn’t fit every question we had into a single hour. He graciously stayed on for another 45 minutes with us after the live show and allowed us to ask even more questions. In the after-show interview, Tom went even more in-depth into: · The history behind Scalar Energy and why it’s not widely available today despite having been harness by Tesla almost 100 years ago. · Some of the politics behind emerging knowledge like Scalar Light · And so much more! To access the after-show extended interview, visit our F.A.N. Club here: https://www.patreon.com/riseandshineasone To learn how you can be a guest on our show visit: www.RiseandShineAsOne.com And, please SHARE this interview with others who may be interested. #QuantumHealing #AlternativeHealing #Healing #Wellness #NaturalHealing #ScalarLight #Tesla #ScalarEnergy #TalkRadio #Podcast #FamilyFriendly #Innovation #NewTechnology #GreenTechnology
52:48
May 20, 2020
Rise 'n Shine: Real Solutions for Families That Reduce Stress & Create Great Connections
If you’re interested in adding tools to your toolbox that help decrease stress and strengthen your family, this show is a must. We spoke with two leaders in childhood development and family empowerment, Deborah McNelis and Dr. Paula Fellingham. Deborah McNelis is an early brain development specialist and the creator of the Neuro-Nurturing Interaction Packets. These simple, effective activities parents do with their children, support brain development, and decrease the effects of trauma and stress. She shared: · The 4 elements of Neuro-Nurturing to help parents nurture the development with their child in a way that truly meets their needs include: · How Neuro-Nurturing not only builds confidence and self-esteem for children, but for parents as well. · How simple activities can be part of normal activities, rather than adding more to a parent’s to-do list. “Every child is worthwhile,” say McNelis, “but helping THEM realize that is critically important.” Get the Neuro-Nurturing guide, Circle of Potential Model, and 10 sample activities for FREE at Braininsightsonline.com Dr. Fellingham, has traveled to 37 nations to empower women and inspire youth, raised 8 kids who enjoyed performing as a musical group for 12 summers across the U.S. and Europe, and received three prestigious presidential awards for her work. She shared: · The 10 characteristics of happy, successful children · The ONLY 3 ways to teach a child · Disciplining in a way that builds relationships rather than being punishing · What the ultimate goal is when disciplining your child · What the BEST ways are to teach your child how to behave WELL. She provides specific examples of what to do and NOT do to be effect as a parent. · What  the 5 things are that ALL people really WANT – children and adults alike. To receive a FREE copy of Paula’s book, Solutions For Families, email her at Paula@PaulaFellingham.com or visit her website at www.SolutionsForFamilies.com. Rise 'n Shine! is a weekly show that interviews authors, musicians, and innovators who're striving to create a world that works for every by challenging outdated thoughts, beliefs and habits, while cultivating gratitude. To hear the replay, or learn how you can be a guest, visit www.RiseandShineAsOne.com. Please like, follow and SHARE with friends and family!
53:02
May 14, 2020
2020-05-05 Rise 'n Shine with Lori Anne and Uncle Mark
My co-host and I got up close and personal in this one. We reached out to listeners before the show to find out what THEY really wanted to know about who we are, and why we do what we do. We got some really incredible questions that made us think and dig deep. We loved it! And we hope you not only love it to, but walk away feeling like you just had coffee with your best friend. For more information, visit Lori Anne online at www.LoriAnneRising.com. Or, Uncle Mark at www.TrueSunbeam.com. 
56:15
May 6, 2020
2020-04-28: Rise 'n Shine with Guests Kimber Leigh and Holly Duckworth
How are you managing stress? In this episode we talk with acress, model and author of Greta GarBitch, Kimber Leigh, about learning to live from the inside out, and how our words matter. We also talk with C-Suite Creator and Trailblazing Mindfulness Consultant, Holly Duckworth about creating calm in the chaos. If you're struggling with the stress of life changes, patterns that keep repeating, or even having the kids home longer than anticipated during this pandemic, this is definitely a show to listen to. 
53:14
May 5, 2020
Getting Ready to Celebrate Another Year of Life (aka, My Birthday)
Typically, I use my entire birthday month of April to self-reflect on who I've been this past year and who I want to be moving forward, what's working, what's not, and whatever else comes up. This year, I've been swamped with the process of launching our radio show, but it's been totally worth it. I took some time this afternoon to do some much-needed reflecting on my afternoon walk though and thought I share it with you. 
18:55
May 5, 2020
04-21-2020: Rise 'n Shine! with Matt Briggs
This show originally aired on VoiceAmerica - Variety Channel, and can be heard anytime at https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/123082/movie-producer-shares-climate-solutions-for-earth-days-50th-anniversary  To learn more about the background of Rise 'n Shine!, listen to Season 2, Episode 1 of this podcast, recorded on April 23, 2020. Or, dive right in here and enjoy Mark and I interviewing writer, producer and director, Matt Briggs about how to fix the climate crises and the opportunity that Covid-19 has given us.
53:40
April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020: A long-coming update and personal thoughts
What happens within each of us is also what's happening for all of us - and much of it is needed. It may be difficult, but there's hope and possibility within the transformations we're seeing. Ask the key questions, and join me as we move forward into a future we get to re-imagine... better than ever.
48:04
April 23, 2020
Ache to Great Day 18
What do you do when you wake up and realize there's an empty void inside that you've been trying to fill in all the wrong ways for far too many years? Today, I looked into that void and found some ways to start filling it for myself. 
11:06
October 7, 2019
Ache to Great Day 17
Sometimes ya just gotta get out, get away, and breathe again....  
03:23
October 4, 2019
Ache to Great Day 16
My plans are starting to shift, adjust and change as I acknowledge that I'm now past the 1/2 way point of this 30 day process and taking stock of where I am, what I'm working on, and what may - or may not - be realistic to achieve.
08:13
October 3, 2019
Ache to Great Day 15
It's amazing what time alone can bring your attention and awareness to! After listening to a book on my walk, I came to an awareness that shifts my perception of everything...
15:13
October 2, 2019
Ache to Great Day 14
I got to laugh at myself! Working to get a little traction and then be surprised when I do...  figures! Ah...  gotta love this human adventure. Spoke with my (former?) partner and did some really wonderful clearing work too. 
13:39
September 29, 2019
Ache to Great Day 13
Stepping into the energy of this already being done and seeing what's possible. It is all a journey, an evolution, and a process.
11:18
September 28, 2019
Ache to Great Day 12
Waking up after a full day of crying isn't easy, but it's worth it. I'm proud of myself for working through things - no matter how messy it got! If this story resonates with you, you're welcome to join the Rising Women's Safe Haven group on Facebook. It's a supportive, moderated community of women in transition learning to rise through it all. https://www.facebook.com/groups/risingwomensafehaven/
16:36
September 27, 2019
Ache to Great: Day 10
Finding the courage to stop hiding and allow myself to be seen and heard really pushes buttons! But, I know in long run, it's the only way to not only be of service to others in the world, but to also create and keep the kind of relationship I really want.  If this story resonated with you and you'd like to connect with a supportive tribe of women in transition and rising, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/risingwomensafehaven/ I look forward to connecting with you there!
21:15
September 25, 2019
Ache to Great: Day 8
The work continues...  both toward building my professional dream and re-building myself from the inside out. I had a great big awareness about an unconscious addiction that's been holding me back and hindering my ability to create the life and relationships I want. 
21:51
September 23, 2019
Ache to Great: Day 7
"It's time." Isn't it? Goodness, I hope so!
08:26
September 20, 2019
Ache to Great Day 5
Putting one foot in front of the other can be super challenging but it's also the only way forward.
10:24
September 19, 2019
Ache to Great: Day 4
Things might finally be starting to work...  but there's a lot of processing that's going on too. 
22:57
September 18, 2019
Ache to Great: Day 2
The journey continues. Still here and working through things one step at a time...  if only it was working the way I'd envisioned!
11:41
September 17, 2019
Ache to Great: Day 1
I walked away from the life I had and stepped into a whole new lifestyle with no back up plan. This is the raw and real documentation of how it's going and what I'm doing. I've dubbed it "Ache to Great" because the challenges are real...  and I'm hopeful it'll all turn out GREAT! But...  I don' t know yet. Follow the journey....
14:08
September 16, 2019
Helpers & Healers Beware
We all have a shadow side to us. For the helpers and healers of the world though, this pattern will not just hold you back from being the best you can be, it will cause real damage in others' lives as well. Take a few minutes to check in the mirror of self-reflection to make sure that this pattern doesn't describe you. 
16:11
July 1, 2019
The Dark Side of Gratitude
This is a short version of something I've been thinking about lately...  how gratitude is sometimes weaponized and used to keep us stuck rather than moving us forward. For a more in-depth take on it, check out the article on my blog:  The Dark Side of Gratitude OR, if you're looking for the link that's mentioned in the podcast, here it is:  https://www.leverageforexperts.com/rising-messengers
11:31
June 11, 2019
Rocking the Boat & Riding the Waves
Still working on the funnel and seeing some results. Here are the next steps. And, what life has been teaching me the last few days about standing in my truth and a very powerful question to be asking.
13:39
June 6, 2019
It's live!
My first funnel is live as of 6:30am this morning....  being an author is becoming a LOT more fun!
14:01
May 30, 2019
Discovering I'm on Track After All!
Being right on the verge of life-changing success or yet another failure is both exciting and terrifying...  and yet, I'm exactly where I need to be. 
15:58
May 29, 2019
Memorial Day & Test Day
A shout out to our veterans today...  active duty, retired, and passed. I honor your sacrifices even when I do not agree with the policies that required your sacrifice. And....  today is test day! That challenge I've been doing...? It's coming together! 
10:43
May 27, 2019
Money Talks... But Are You Aware of What It's Saying to You?
I watched the movie "Downsizing" last night and it got me thinking... not just about our impact on the planet, but about the wealthy/poor stereotypes we've bought into and how we trap ourselves with beliefs like "to be happy means we must be poor martyrs" and "the rich are only rich because they take advantage of others." Here's an invitation for something new....
30:45
May 24, 2019
A Little Progress
I mentioned that I started a challenge on April 29th. There have been some tough days along the way, but it definitely feels like it's coming together now! I'm SUPER excited about the possibilities.
11:29
May 23, 2019
Mothers, Daughters, and Women's Rights
My experience with my mother was vastly different from what (I hope) my daughter experienced from me as a mother. This one aspect though has an incredible ripple effect through our relationships, and through the generations. 
26:19
May 21, 2019
Dealing with a Dream Killer in My Head
We've all had those people in our lives who mean well but wind up acting like dream killers in their efforts to love and protect us. I spent the weekend arguing with mine, literally and figuratively. This morning through, I had a powerful shift in perspective....
06:59
May 21, 2019
The one lesson that has moved mountains
I've hit a wall today; that inevitable wall that rises up when you're halfway through and start questioning everything. It's where we have the opportunity to make a key decision. For me, I learned one invaluable lesson that I got to apply over and over and over again when I was working on my master's degree. Now, it's that same lesson that I'm leaning on to get through this too. 
12:58
May 17, 2019
Whose Life Are You Really Living Anyway?
Wow! I got inspired this morning...  I was listening to a training call and we were asked, "Why do you really do what you do?" and "What do you get most emotionally charged around?" I realized what I REALLY get fired up around and why...  it's a lot like the charcoal becoming a diamond though... beautiful in the end, but black, messy and stressful in the process.
28:06
May 16, 2019
Origins of Intuitive Integrity
What would you do if your teenage children came to you and said, "break up with him or we'll never speak to you again"? This is my journey through hard choices, loss, and learning to rise again. In this episode, I talk about who I once was, why I decided to make some changes, why my kids no longer speak to me, and how I got through it all without regrets... 
22:20
May 15, 2019