How COVID-19 can help us understand who we have become and how to we find the opportunity to change, recreate, and rise in a new way.
My original song, "Live On. Live Strong." is after the talk at 17:14. Also, my new book: "Music Everywhere" will be available soon!
The transcript is available at:
Welcome to the 4th Episode of THV podcast. I’m Lance Howard, your host and this week, My guest is multi-disciplinary artist Enzina Marrari. Our conversation begins with what it means to "investigate the hard stuff" and the difficulty in communication.
Enzina, explains her artistic process and the multiple ways she may choose to portray the concepts and feelings she holds in mind. We discuss what it means to identify as an artist and why. She says her artwork is about struggle. We discuss the beauty and difficulty of human struggle. We talk about art as therapy, and art as an "offering". We dive into vulnerability, shame, selfishness, feeling alone, self-care, receiving criticism and what makes art?
Enzina created a fascinating, three-part, live performance about the relationship to the self, family, and romantic partners, called “Of Relation”. She tells the story of how it all came together. You can find a link to the video in the description.
This is Part 2 of Episode 3. Katy and Josh discuss some of the ways being in Liberia for two years affected their perspective on life and how it changed them individually. They share their process of leaving for Liberia and learning about the culture, with key thoughts on letting go of control, Liberian colloquialisms, and how difficulty creates the opportunity for change. They also share the most impacting experiences that they will never forget. I really enjoyed this episode!
Josh mentions this documentary as a potential resource for learning about the Liberian civil war: https://youtu.be/ZRuSS0iiFyo (53:30)
I hope you enjoy episode 3 as much as I did. Josh and Katy's experience is so rich with meaning and value. We could have easily shared another two hours of information. Josh and Katy will be back after the New Year, so if you have any questions that you'd like to have answered send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you're listening on Anchor, leave a voice message.
In this episode I talk with Josh and Katy Bishoff, Anchorage, Alaska residents, who are recent Peace Corps volunteers to Liberia.
Our conversation begins, fun and lighthearted with Josh and Katy showing me quartz and iron ore from Liberia. That takes up the first 3:30 and has a funny moment around 2:25. We begin discussing the first major topic of "The Zoe" and the Liberian concept of the "devil". We discuss Liberian holidays, traditional medicine, and a variety of concepts and elements of Liberian culture, how Western society is affecting them, and the various effects of Liberian culture on Peace Corps volunteers. We also discuss Peace Corp's
primary goal of cultural exchange not always being adhered to by volunteers. Topics of risk mitigation, Mob justice, Traveling dangers and "The Rubberband Man" story, which you don't want to miss. From there we move to Liberian history, Stress management in a poverty-ridden environment where traumatic events, malnutrition, and sickness are the norm; Village-talk on Donald Trump, the Liberian perspectives on America vs Korea and more.
This is the 2nd episode and I’ll be talking with a very well-spoken and thoughtful teenager, my very own son, Dacoda Howard. We have an honest conversation about navigating high school, work and life balance, and how differing perspectives affect how we experience difficult situations.
- How to learn through difficult times and decisions that may seem to be the wrong paths.
- The potential for personal development that is available because we make mistakes.
- Discovering what it means to become a better person.
- How transformation through our struggles makes the journey worthwhile.
- Men as leaders taking the proper responsibility.
I am very proud and inspired by his wisdom. I really enjoyed our conversation and think you will too.
The Healing Voice (THV) Podcast: "Creating our Lives with Identity & Purpose"
This is an introduction to The Healing Voice that discusses what the podcast offers and what to expect in the future. How do we create our lives with identity and purpose? And why should we? In such a complicated world, how do we begin to understand who we are and what we should do to live to our highest potential? We will take a comprehensive approach to our mental, physical, and emotional growth- mind, body, and soul.
THV is a work in progress and I am excited to see how it will evolve as time goes on.