Full SpiralsMar 01, 2023
Project: I'm Speaking, A RETURN TO STORIES
We kick off Women’s History Month, by going back to the OG, Season 1 format of Full Spirals: a return to Stories…with a little zhuzh added in for good measure. Stacy is telling two new personal stories, THEN offering a brief prompt she wrote for you to ponder and possibly take the risk to write about yourself. Get those creative juices flowing and celebrate women in YOUR life!
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Project: I'm Speaking, featuring BARBARA MCAFEE PT. 3
In this last meeting with Barbara McAfee, we learn that when you change your voice, your life comes along for the ride, and that it’s never too late to give voice to what’s inside you.
As you know by now, raising women’s voices is the mission with the "Project I’m Speaking" series, and in this episode Stacy reveals an unscripted story about how saving her voice pretty much literally led to saving her life.
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring BARBARA MCAFEE PT. 2
"Midwife for voices" Barbara McAfee returns in Part 2 of our three part series on Vocal Presence. In this 3-part series featuring Barbara, we'll explore where our voices come from, why they matter, and how you can harness your Full Voice!
Today we'll take a deeper dive into her 5 Elements Framework, where you can learn to listen for the voices of Earth, Fire, Water, Metal and Air in your own voice (as well as others), and how you can begin to discover what parts of your voice may have been exiled...until NOW!
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring BARBARA MCAFEE PT. 1
What is your voice saying about you? In her book Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence, singer/songwriter, author and "Midwife for voices" Barbara McAfee offers this quote: "To free the voice is to free the person." In this 3-part series featuring Barbara, we'll dig into where our voices come from, why they matter, and how you can harness your Full Voice.
In Part 1, we get to know Barbara, her songs, hear her own story of vocal presence, and are introduced to her 5 Elements Framework.
Learn more about Barbara's work here:
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring EZZIE SPENCER, PhD
As a little girl Ezzie Spencer Ph.D was already a seeker. Imaginative and always enamored with the mystical, she was a human in search of deeper meaning.
She began her career as a human rights lawyer in Australia and completed her Ph.D in therapeutic jurisprudence after surviving toxic relationships, to help other women survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault seek justice.
As an empathic soul, this demanding career led her to once again seek the mystical in the moon and the stars, and the result is her best selling book "Lunar Abundance®. Cultivating Joy, Peace and Purpose Using the Phases of the Moon". In her latest work, the re.love® method, Dr. Ezzie has put together a map for uncovering blocks to self love and intimate love.
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring MELISSA WALKER
Melissa Walker is a bass player/ singer songwriter from British Columbia, Canada. As a supporting musician she has toured extensively throughout Canada, US, Germany, and Australia, and she bravely shares both her story and her voice in this delightful episode!
Over Covid Melissa took up songwriting and is currently in the process of releasing her first full length solo record. She’s also a carpenter and enjoys woodworking, spending time with her dog Ella, and sharing a life with her partner.
Join Stacy and Melissa as they chat about the processes of coming forward, taking up space and making beautiful music!
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring CANDICE SCHUTTER
This episode is important.
Candice Schutter is a writer, educator, and the creator and host of The Deeper Pulse podcast. She’s worked as a group facilitator and life coach for nearly two decades, focusing primarily on agency and self-expression. She has a BA in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Social Impact, and is a 2016 Graduate Fellow of the Atheneum Master Writing Program through The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon.
AND Candice is a New Age cult survivor.
But what's most interesting about Candice isn't any of these externals. Its the way she chooses to live her life and the way she's chosen to use her life to change the world. Listen, learn, and tap into YOUR "deeper pulse".
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring BREANNE SMITH
Breanne Smith is a "lesson-seeking, plant-hoarding, baby-loving, silver lining kind of woman". Her "Root and Rise" blog and podcast were founded with the intention of offering women a place to be gentle with themselves while they learn and grow. A survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault AND society's expectations, Breanne is breath of fresh air in a climate that's clouded with toxic positivity and "good vibes only". Enjoy this conversation about self love, compassion and what's possible when we believe.
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THIS is what we do here!
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring JEN RUBIN
Jen Rubin has been steeped in the tradition of storytelling her entire life. "The Moth" Madison producer took to the stage in 2013 with stories of her Yiddish grandmother, life and love. With stories Jen found herself at home, and discovered a way to share her passion with the world. Join Stacy as she sits down with Jen for a conversation about where our stories come from, the power they hold, and the impact they can have on the world.
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring DINA NINA MARTINEZ
Dina Nina Martinez is a trans comic who credits comedy with saving her life. Having grown up in the Evangelical south, she's still unlearning the spirituality and values she grew up with, but she's a woman who used the arts to find her voice-- to find HERSELF--and now she uses her craft and newfound faith to help change the world!
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring MEAGHAN FARRELL
14 years sober, singer-songwriter Meaghan Farrell writes songs about presence, personal empowerment and authenticity. She's at once vivacious, nurturing, and kind---the only thing more enchanting than her music, is Meaghan herself. Join this moving conversation with Meaghan as she shares her touching story of sobriety, spiritual practice and self love!
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring SARAH CLANTON
Join Stacy for a conversation with recording artist Sarah Clanton (and Mavis--her Greater Swiss Mountain Dog) as they discuss imagination, the myth of imperfection and those fateful journeys that lead us back to our hearts. Enjoy this peek into Sarah's magical world, as they sit down at the Mile of Music Festival in Appleton, WI.
Project: I'm Speaking, featuring BETH KILLE
Season 2 of Full Spirals debuts with a very special "Project: I'm Speaking" episode featuring award-winning singer-songwriter Beth Kille!
Beth has been performing her original Americana-rock music and has released 14 albums since her career began in 2000. When not performing, Beth serves as the Music Director / songwriting instructor for Girls & Ladies Rock Camp Madison, and our conversation winds through the journey of when and where Beth found her true voice (and her passion!), to how she shares them now with others.
Our time together covered so much ground! Destiny, imposter syndrome, Ladies Rock Camp (and Girls Rock Camp!), and the power of YES. Enjoy this spin through Beth Kille's world! https://beth-kille.mailchimpsites.com/
Spinning Into Season 2
With summer winding down, we're winding up for the premiere of Season 2 this September!! A special new season brings with it a special new project to amplify the voices of women--now that we need it most. With Season 2, our kindred community of "Spinners" continues to grow in love, creativity and connection! You in??
The Storyteller's Story
This month hear the story of children's book author Cate Miller, as she shares how she went from not believing in her own work, to launching her latest book "From Wags to Riches"
There’s an old Swedish Proverb that says: “Those who wish to sing, always find a song”
Yaaaaaas, they do. This episode tells the story of 5 women who came together to form a band and ROCK for one weekend in April, and the organization who made it all possible. https://www.girlsrockmadison.org/ladiesrockcamp
In Like a Lion
Just like the month of March, sometimes life's lessons come in "Like a Lion". Join Stacy as she shares a full spiral story about the most powerful lesson she's learned to date.
The Love Braid
Love makes the world go 'round! It's true, and this is a LOVE story--just not the kind you're used to. In this episode Stacy takes us on a journey through true love through her first art class, the work of Elizabeth Lesser and Fate.
The Les Miz Miracle
Coincidence meets destiny in this episode as childhood dreams don't always turn out the way we think they will. Sometimes they turn out even better!
A silent retreat leads Stacy to a simple three step process to finding--and keeping--her inner calm. Will wonders never cease??
The Sound Of Silence
Ahhh November. A time for "Thanks".
The past two years have handed us plenty of challenges, and finding something to be grateful for can sometimes feel like a stretch. But this month Stacy is taking a deep dive into the good that came out of her time in lockdown, and the gifts that she received not only as an artist, but as a human. Even in the midst of the train wreck that was 2020, and the heartbreak that was 2021, she discovered once again, that everything was on purpose--even if it didn't seem that way at the time.
To quote the Byrds..."To everything (turn, turn, turn), There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven"...
October represents transition, and this month Stacy is in the middle of a big one, as she prepares for a move. Don't you just LOVE moving???
West Side Spirals
Do you believe in coincidence?
Join Stacy as she tells a "Full Spiral" story about the transformative power of musical theatre, and of how the show West Side Story changed her life not once, but twice!
Welcome to Full Spirals!
What is a "full spirals moment"? Don't we come full circle?!?
Not really, and this podcast is all about that journey.
That, and the little questions like: What am I even doing here??
Join artist, author and educator Stacy Parish as she takes you for a walk through the origin of this Full Spirals. A former voice actor and performer, Stacy left the world of broadcasting behind in 2009. Now, after a 12 year hiatus, she's back with a new outlook, new wisdom and new stories to share.