The Sea is MedicineApr 06, 2022
Down under recover with Donna Halcione
Seaspiring conversation with Donna Halcione, owner of Recover Wraps, about the medicinal qualities of swimming in the sea every morning.
Donna is a vivacious, witty and passionate preserver of the planet; who grew up in Aoteroa New Zealand with the ocean, rivers, mountains and lakes as her playground. This instilled a deep love and appreciation of nature, as well as fueled her passion for the sea, and it’s preservation. She always inspires others to appreciate, and care for our beautiful earth.
Diving deep with Serap Gorunme
SEASON 3!!!! First podcast of 2023!!!! Serap shines bright and is full of Seaspiration. Listen to her story and feel the passion she has for discovering light in the deepest dark places!
Serap Görünme is a self taught photographer based in Turkey. She’s been capturing the underwater wonder since 2011. Her journey has started with scuba diving in Kaş, where she grew up. After a few years spent on scuba diving, she has deeply connected with free diving and mostly takes her photos in one single breath. Apart from the fascinating colours of underwater, her photographs are in black and white. It depicts the duality of darkness and light in human nature. In other words, she explores the meaning of life and death, presence and absence in the deep.
Soulcraft with Kyle Black
Kyle Black is Founder, Owner and Custom Shaper at Brooklyn Surf Company. Currently working on furniture and other wooden masterpieces with his heart and soul. Learn how the vintage surfboard in the attic became a seed that sprouted into an amazing sea story. Enjoy this spontaneous conversation that includes being initiated into a deep respect and love for the ocean to a serendipitous surf session in Puerto Rico.
You can connect with Kyle on Instagram
Home Is Me
Chris Hawaii Marine Life
A Seaspiring story of growing up in the midwest and discovering a whole new life underwater on Maui.
Chris Hendrickson has a deep love of Hawaiian marine life and enjoys sharing his passion for the beautiful and unique species with others. He is a free-diver and scuba diver and has filmed turtles, dolphins, sharks, rays, and many diverse fish species in Hawaiian waters. He has a degree in Biology and Chemistry, spent 5 years working in biotech, 5 years working for an animal protection non-profit, and is now dedicated to marine conservation. He uses his knowledge and passion to honor Hawai'i marine life on social media @HawaiiMarineLife so people around the world can experience it. His personal mission is to conserve the beauty of Hawai'i's oceans and species to preserve for future generations to enjoy.
Finding Peace with Jaime Garbin
A powerful, heartbreaking, and seaspiring story of overcoming grief by swimming in the sea. Jaime Garbin was born in Spain and raised in France until he was six years old. When he returned to his hometown he was introduced to the ocean and instantly fell in love with swimming in the cold waters of the Atlantic. It is a feeling he still holds dear to this day. Having a degree in philosophy has helped him with the hardships of life, including losing his parents by the time he was twenty one.
"For always, swim is my love, and the ocean my lover"
You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GarbinJaime
Superpower Sam Evans
A great chat with Photographer and Creative, Sam Evans. We dive into Maori culture, his journey in NZ, and creative pursuit. "You are your own superpower"
Sam is a West Coast local, living at Karekare Beach in New Zealand. Capturing moments in nature has become a passion that has lead Sam to a vision of enhancing our well-being by creating awareness for our environment. Land, sea, sky and wildlife through visual stories and energetic reproductions with photography. His images inspire emotion, thought, movement, change, and love in New Zealand and around the world.
Born in Twizel, the heart of the high country, Sam is of Ngati Kahu, Nga Puhi and Te Aupouri descent. His appreciation of nature and exploration was no farther than his doorstep from the beginning.
Fast forward to now and with over 25 years of experience in creative industries under his belt, photography has been a natural progression. His production design & art direction work on commercials, films, and television programmes has honed his eye and allowed his talents to expand. A lover of mindfulness, culture, deep grooves, nature, surfing, and the ocean; Sam is a true scorpio with the creative element of water flowing throughout his photography.
"Enhance your energy field with photography & photographs. You may find it difficult to believe that photography is a form of energy reproduction & that every photograph contains energy. See for yourself by strategically placing photographs taken in moments of happiness, love & receptivity to spiritual help around your living quarters, in your work place, in your automobile, & even on your clothing or in a pocket or wallet. Arrange photographs of nature, animals, & expressions of joy & love in your environment & let their energy radiate into your heart & provide you with their higher frequency." From the book The Power of Intention by Dr Wayne W Dyer.
"Waves of Truth" Collin Dewell
Pure wisdom from Wave photographer Collin Dewell. Listen as he shares how the Sea healed and inspired his direction in life. A man of presence and purpose that will capture all your attention.
“Collin Dewell is a wave photographer in Santa Barbara, California. His work is powered by the ocean, coffee, and the occasional taco lunch.”
Find out more about him and sea his amazing work!
"Celebrate the Win" - Kalani Muller
Wonderful conversation with Kalani Muller about his Photography, NFT art, Conservation projects, Ocean lifestyle and upbringing in Fiji. If this doesn't seaspire you, not sure what will ;-)
"Kalani is a an artist and photographer from Fiji based in New Zealand. He shares his passion for the ocean and conservation through his work and hopes to give others an insight into the beauty of the ocean and the world we inhabit around us."
Check him out here:
Medicine Man Cabil
Cabil and I talked for almost two hours. He has an incredible life of action, adventure and healing. The edit focuses on all the wisdom he drops about nature, the ocean, the power of water, and real life medicine! Listen and learn! Then check out his book and other links below!Cabil Gibbs is a great storyteller, an action adventurer, medicine man and the Author of "The Fear of LOVE and Corona: 17,840 Miles during Covid, Lockdown to Election". He is currently traveling with his trusty mobile ashram "Poncho Mystic", writing his next novel and spreading his light.
Underwater Magic - Brandon Verdura
Great conversation with Brandon about growing up on the water in Florida, moving to Hawaii, learning underwater photography, following your instincts, and so much more...
"I am an underwater photographer obsessed with capturing subsurface moments. Doing my best to showcase the beauty and unique experiences that lie beneath the surface." - Brandon Verdura
“The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the ‘Living Infinite’ … In it is supreme tranquility…. There only is independence! There I recognize no masters! There I am free!” – Captain Nemo, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Jill Corey of Water Women Podcast
Listen to the journey of water woman, whale girl, and ocean lover Jill Corey who created The Waterwomen Podcast to inspire women in marine science. Tales of whales, tides, travel, following your dreams, and finding passion through ocean science and conservation. A Seaspiring story for any gal interested in making a go of it in the marine world.
Traveling Surfer Pilates Musician
A super seaspiring conversation with Abbey Larsen the "Traveling Pilates Instructor" about traveling, surfing, pilates, music, Indonesia, the act of giving, the transformative power of being lonely, community, living by the sea, and why it's so important to follow your heart! Plus much more...
Abbey is associated with the BBU Foundation and is a BASI Legacy Master 1&2 with honors, and a Mentor. She also offers Nutrition coaching, Travel tips, Retreats, and Wellness workshops.
Abbey on instagram @travelingpilatesinstructor
1 More Wave
A Super Seaspired talk with Alex West about One More Wave, the journey of healing, adaptive surfing, the importance of customized equipment, touching stories of transformation, and lots of stoke!!!
Alex was born in South Africa and moved to Kansas City, Kansas, when he was 10. He spent 20 years and conducted 15 combat deployments in the SEAL Teams, retiring in 2018. He is the founder and Managing Director of the veteran surfing non-profit One More Wave. Currently, he is in his second year of graduate school at Pepperdine University, intending to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). As an LPC, he hopes to impact the veteran and first responder mental health space.
Turn off the TV, put the phone down and listen to a real conversation about living the dream of surfing and shaping boards. Ian Vernon has been crafting surfboards for over thirty years, and continues the tradition of custom board building on the island of Kauai. Even though he has a social media presence, the best way to reach him is to find him on the beach or give him a call on his landline.
***Please not we had some technical difficulties and the sound is funky at times***
Living The Sporadic Now
In the moment with Surf Photographer Joshua Varela. How the sea has transformed his grief, fear, and problems into a life of flow, serendipity, grace and vision.
Joshua is a creative who studied art and music in his formative years and now traverses the globe living his passion as a surf photographer. He has dabbled in board shaping, overcome health issues and remains a surfer at his core. When not traveling, he resides on the coast of California.
Find him at a surf break or on Instagram @_joshua_varela
Photo of Joshua @bigswig
Wise words from an all star surfer and forever friend...
“Lauren Leialoha is a passionate water woman, amazing surfer, dedicated Mother and super Seaspiration. She has ridden many waves both in life and on the water and always trusts the ocean to guide her. She lives on the magical Island of Kauai with her two children.”
Find her on Instagram @lei-aloha
Judy and Ricochet the Surf Dog
Judy shares her serendipitous journey with the surf dog Ricochet. How she raised her from a pup to be a service dog and how service became SURFice! An amazing story of healing, letting go, and divinity!
Judy Fridono is the Executive Director of Puppy Prodigies and Ricochet's guardian.
Ricochet is certified therapy dog & part of a non-profit called puppy Prodigies. She provides emotional support & healing to kids with special needs, people with disabilities, adaptive surfers, wounded warriors, veterans with PTSD and more. She is rooted in the human-canine bond and dedicated to helping individuals grow in mind, body and spirit through the unconditional love and acceptance only a dog can provide. Ricochet also provides surf therapy & she’s in an IMAX film called Superpower Dogs that is currently showing on Hulu.
Body of Wonder
Listen as Prue takes us on an adventure...traveling all over the world as a young pro surfer to working holistically in the 'field'. Renew your sense of wonder and discover how fluid life can be!!!
Prue Jeffries, CMT, RCST®, RSME
"A pioneer and visionary of Women’s Surfing, Prue Jeffries spent two decades traveling the world on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour, now known as the WSL (World Surf League). She is a published writer, editorial consultant, founder of a women’s clothing company, brand ambassador, event producer, and filmmaker.
Being with the ocean, nature and the creative flow of life informs Prue deeply. She has spent many years as a practitioner and guide supporting people with self-awareness and embodiment. Prue blends experiential knowledge from her affinity with nature, water, and movement, an understanding of the body from her athletic career, training in somatic and body-centered approaches with extensive life experiences and personal contemplative practices in order to guide and support people wholeness, well-being and unity. She is deeply passionate about the transformative potential of nature and art.
Prue is a Continuum Teacher, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Teacher, a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST®) and founder of the Vital Dynamics® holistic awareness process. She is also Creative Director for Watermark Arts, an endeavor that supports art inspired by Continuum and Somatic Practices.
She brings deep presence expressed in a gentle and unassuming lightness that is informed by her extensive life experiences and devotion to personal contemplative practices in order to guide and support people in reclaiming their wholeness and unity.
Jazz Ro and Conscious Swimwear
Stoked to talk with Jazz in La Cruz Mexico, about how she got into the Bikini business, why she chose a beach centered life, running a business with soul and why its important to create quality garments... plus more....
"After studying fashion design at Unico AUG, I decided to start a brand of long-lasting bikinis. I spent a lot of time looking for the best providers and I found them.
We create garments in low quantities to maintain exclusive designs, comfortable and of the best quality, that allow you to look good and at the same time keep you moving without fear of it moving.
Jazz Ro bikinis last much longer than a conventional bikini, they are double view, quick drying and you can double use the tops as a bralette."
Meditation - Supported by the Sea
Sit or lie down and Relax. Allow this meditation visualization to remind your body, mind and soul that it is always supported. Discover the power of your mind and float in the ocean anytime!
Next New Moon Sea Ceremony on May 10th
On The Water
Today we chat with Robyn about her book "Paddling Home", her podcast "on the Water", her career as an outrigger paddler, and so much more! Take a deep breath and get into the flow!!!
Robyn Singh is an Ocean lover , paddler, coach , yogi, bodyworker, author, podcaster and facilitator of Conscious Dance events! Robyn helps to empower people to get into their own flow through her coaching sessions on the water and embodiment practices on land .
Growing up on the Gold Coast , Robyn found her way to Hawaii through racing outrigger canoes and was successful as an athlete winning 2 Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai World Championship. She has coached Hawaii Canoe Kayak Team, Outrigger Hawaii and Surfers Paradise Outrigger, and now resides in Noosa, Australia where she teaches and coaches paddling, teaches yoga and enjoys leading paddling groups on the beautiful Noosa River. How does it get any better than that?
Home Sweet Noeta!
Meet Alexa, who went from a landlocked life to living on Noeta with her entire family! We talk about life on land versus life at sea, conservation, Mexico, raising kids on a boat, mariner slang and much more! Prepare to be inspired!
"We are a pilot, a teacher, a fat cat and 3 kids who sold our 4 bedroom house, got rid of most of our belongings and moved aboard a Nordhavn 50 (Hull #20). Follow our journey as we cruise the peaks and troughs of this exciting adventure from Seattle to Mexico through Rhode Island. On Instagram, Facebook and Youtube: mvnoeta" - Alexa Shanafelt
Some Boater slang from Alexa's upcoming blog post:
"Noodle" - A group of 3 or more Nordhavn boats
"Bitchwings" - A gesture of throwing your arms out lie wings to signal another boat is anchoring too close
"Beer Can Rally" - A recreational Wednesday evening sail boat race
The Beautiful, Creative, Ocean Obsessed, Ann Myra!
Stoked to have a long time friend and Beautiful, Inspiring, Creative, Ocean Obsessed Ann Myra to the Show! Her resiliency astounds me, and her creative spirit is contagious. Listen as she talks about overcoming cancer, surviving a near death sailing accident 70 miles offshore, healing from a brain injury, getting back in the water, writing children's books, making music, growing gardens, surfing, her love for the ocean/nature, and staying healthy!!!
310. 562. 3860
Photo credits: Board shaped by Sonny Bentz of Sincerely Surfboards painted by Ann Myra
Today we talk with JP about his latest venture Blue Space and how he brings wellness to the water. A platform that makes reaping the benefits of being near the water available to everyone! We also discuss his personal journey and the influence of "Blue Mind" science on our health.
Jean-Pierre Aramouni (JP) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Space, a platform of mindful experiences elevated by the power of water. Previously, JP was part of the early growth team at Uber and UberEATs, responsible for launching the business across several markets, including London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Cairo, Casablanca and Nairobi. JP also served as Managing Director at Tink Labs, the largest hospitality-tech startup, overseeing expansion in over 80 markets, and more recently served as VP of Market Expansion for Reef Technology, overseeing the launch of the business across 30 markets. JP is passionate about building companies that have a lasting impact on people, especially in the wellness, travel and hospitality space. JP holds a MBA from INSEAD in France/Singapore.
Blue Space: https://www.bluespace.co/
Optimize for Joy!!!
Derek discusses his passion for the ocean, his eco-surf company Wavetribe, order & chaos, plus how to live a life you love.
Derek Dodds is Founder & CEO of Wave Tribe
Derek has been surfing for a few decades and absolutely loves the ocean and surf travel. He lives in Ojai, California, and invites you to share a beer anytime you are in the hood. He also shapes a few surfboards now and then and you can frequently find him on a Mini Simmons.
Voice Your Heart
The Sea is Medicine, Episode 1, "Voice Your Heart"
An intimate Interview with Michael Patrick Miller. We discuss his journey to Kirtan by way of the Sea, and how he uses his voice to heal and inspire.
Michael is a student of embodiment, singing, Kirtan, somatic coaching, shamanism, energy healing, and life. Through Bhakti and Vocal Coaching he supports entrepreneurs, creators, and healers to discover their True Voice and live wild, passion-driven lives. Michael currently resides in Topanga, CA where he enjoys spending his free time in nature, singing, creating music, writing, and practicing Kung Fu.
You can find out more about his work at: https://www.michaelpatrickmiller.com/