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Category: Interviews

Anita Oommen on Finding Her Voice

Despite her career as a speech-language pathologist, it took her two decades in the field to realize she had yet to find her own voice.

After sharing her healing journey in “Picking Up the Shards: Healing the Pain of Mother-Wounds, Discovering the Mother-Heart of God,” author Anita Oommen inspired readers yet again with her second book earlier this year, “3-Minute Inspirational Reflections For the Soul: 50 Daily Truths and Journal Prompts.”

Recently, we spoke to Oommen via telephone to learn more about how she found her voice, began writing, and what readers can look forward to seeing next from her.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #75: A Heart-to-Heart on Agoraphobia with Katie Wood

Iridescent London-based power-pop artist Katie Wood uses the electricity of a nostalgic 80’s sound and sense of fashion to spark her heartfelt lyricism to life. Her aura is empowering and truly awe-inspiring.

Recently, we spoke to Wood via email for a candid discussion about her latest track, “Uh Huh Yeah,” which openly describes her experiences with agoraphobia.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #74: Francesca Louise on “Ride the Waters”

London-based folk singer-songwriter Francesca Louise has enchanted audiences with her grace, honesty, and authenticity. Her message is heartfelt and her vocals are inspiring.

Following the release of her latest single “Ride the Waters,” a soulful tune that celebrates self-empowerment, we spoke to Louise via email to learn more about her passion for music.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #73: L’Suavo Dives Into the “Deep End”

Personable and down to Earth, Florida-based pop and R&B artist L’Suavo draws from his emotions and paints with his honesty to foster an open relationship with his listeners.

Following the release of his melodic and alluring single, “Deep End,” we spoke to L’Suavo via telephone to learn more about the track and his musical roots.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #72: Bad Honey on “Circles” and Their Musical Duo

Hailing from South East London, the fluid, soft, and introspective soul-pop duo Bad Honey allures listeners into a dream-like trance with their latest single, “Circles.”

Recently, we spoke to Lydia Clowes and Teresa Origone to learn more about the origins of Bad Honey, “Circles,” their lockdown EP, and what their plans are going forward.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #71: Floss on Her Debut Single, “Kings & Queens”

Dripping dreamy melodies and sultry vocals, UK-based alternative artist Floss made an upbeat debut last month with her single, “Kings & Queens.”

Recently, we spoke to Floss via telephone to learn more about the budding of her music career as well as the story behind “Kings & Queens.”

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Tune-In Tuesdays #70: Maxine Ashley on “Runaway”

After diving into the music industry at 13-years-old and getting signed by Pharrell Williams just a few years later, Maxine Ashley has established herself as a fierce, independent R&B/pop artist and model.

Last month, the unbelievably down to Earth and lovable artist released her very candid single, “Runaway,” which details the rollercoaster of learning to be honest with yourself and your partner in a relationship.

Recently, we spoke to Ashley via telephone to learn more about her start in music and the story behind “Runaway.”

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Tune-In Tuesdays #69: Brudini on “From Darkness, Light”

Using music as a medium to convey his deep and introspective journey, indie artist Brudini encourages the listener to soul-search alongside him in his upcoming debut album, “From Darkness, Light.”

Recently, we spoke to Brudini via telephone to learn more about the story behind the album and the path he traversed to fully embrace his passion for music.

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Better App Co-Founder John Halker on Emotional Wellness and Psych Education

How much do you value your physical health? Alright. Now, how much do you value your mental health? Take a moment to truly reflect on that – perhaps you prioritize one over the other.

And it’s not your fault. For decades, “mental health” simply wasn’t a facet of our vocabulary.

“When I was a kid, nobody ever mentioned mental health,” said psychotherapist and ‘Better App’ co-founder John Halker. “It was just not on the agenda.”

Attitudes towards mental health have shifted in recent years, with a 2019 American Psychological Association survey reporting 87 percent of American adults said: “a mental health disorder is nothing to be ashamed of.”

However, mental health is more than just a buzz word – it’s intertwined with your overall health. An emotional wound demands your attention, just as a physical wound does.

Recently, we spoke to Halker via video call for a very insightful discussion about the “Better App” and “Better Stop Suicide App,” groundbreaking mental health apps designed to guide you in fostering a proactive approach to your emotional wellbeing.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #68: Raye Zaragoza on “Fight Like a Girl”

Standing at “the forefront of her own narrative” and inspiring women around the globe, indie-folk artist Raye Zaragoza has continued to empower her audience with the release of her latest single, “Fight Like a Girl.”

Recently, we spoke to Zaragoza via email to learn more about her work as a musician, her values as an activist, and her latest single.

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