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Episode 74 Napoleon Murphy Brock, musician, singer, Frank Zappa alumni

Enlighten: Uplift & Inspire

Release Date: 06/10/2019

Episode 117 Suzanne, TV Producer, Videographer, and Film Director show art Episode 117 Suzanne, TV Producer, Videographer, and Film Director

Enlighten: Uplift & Inspire

My guest today is Suzanne. Suzanne had been a TV Producer, Videographer and Film Director, before her near fatal injury 3 1/2 years ago that created an opportunity for Suzanne to reset everything in her life. Suzanne has slowed down tremendously and is now living a more natural life, more in touch with the earth, animals, and people. She even says that her long road to recovery served as a warm up, preparing her well to face the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Episode 116 Jason Tomlinson, career skills advocate, community builder show art Episode 116 Jason Tomlinson, career skills advocate, community builder

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My guest today is Jason Tomlinson. Jason is a career skills advocate, community builder, and master barber. Jason’s official title at Rockland Community College (RCC) is “Confidential Assistant to the President”, which entails (other than being able to keep a good secret), coordinating scheduling and logistics for the president and representing the college in the community by building/collaborating/maintaining purposeful community relationships.

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Episode 115 Puzzling Through The Pandemic show art Episode 115 Puzzling Through The Pandemic

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In the past 2 months, during our shelter-at-home precautions for the coronavirus, I’ve done three separate 1,000 piece puzzles. So it won’t come as a surprise that I’ve been reflecting on puzzles, the metaphors they hold, and what it means to me to be puzzling through this pandemic. So instead of a guest today, I want to share with you some of my puzzle thoughts and the insights they have provided me.

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Episode 114 Dr. Lauren Dulberg, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist show art Episode 114 Dr. Lauren Dulberg, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist

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My guest today is Dr. Lauren Dulberg. Lauren is a doctor of Chinese Medicine, an acupuncturist and devotee of ancient traditions. Having studied anthropology and ethno-botany, Lauren developed a reverence for southwest plant medicine. She then studied and personally experienced the ancient wisdom and effectiveness of Chinese medicine, with its healing powers in herbal formulas. She became motivated to teach others that they have the power and ability to advocate for their health.

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Episode 113 Elizabeth Van Meter, Filmmaker and Humanitarian show art Episode 113 Elizabeth Van Meter, Filmmaker and Humanitarian

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My guest today is Elizabeth Van Meter. Elizabeth is an actor, filmmaker and devoted humanitarian and one of the most authentic, inspiring humans I know! From her one-woman show, called The Purpose Project, to her deeply moving, award-winning documentary film, Thao’s Library, to her advocacy work with special needs orphans, to her production company called Filmmaking with Heart, to her courageous travels that led her to Mount Everest, Elizabeth lives life with passion and purpose.

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Episode 112 Silence & Stillness, Meditations For Peace show art Episode 112 Silence & Stillness, Meditations For Peace

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I truly hope this finds you healthy and safe, taking the necessary precautions we all need to be taking during this Covid-19 pandemic. And if you or anyone you love is ill or on the front line, please know that there is a circle of compassionate light beings holding you and those you care about in their loving embrace. I personally hold each of you in my daily meditations and want you to remember how dear you are to me, you are part of my extended energetic family.

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Episode 111 Dr. Deborah Adamy, Cultivating An Inner Refuge show art Episode 111 Dr. Deborah Adamy, Cultivating An Inner Refuge

Enlighten: Uplift & Inspire

Instead of a guest today, I would like to share some of my own reflections in the midst of this pandemic and only hope that it may resonate and provide a heart connection for you. I don’t have any profound answers to all the questions that are swirling in our midst, it truly is uncertain isn’t it? I do have a desire though to hold all my podcast guests and listeners in loving-kindness.

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Episode 110 The Reverend Mother Suzanne Toro, Episcopal Priest show art Episode 110 The Reverend Mother Suzanne Toro, Episcopal Priest

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My guest today is Mother Suzanne Toro, one who embodies a compassionate and peaceful heart. In keeping with the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we recorded my conversation with Suzanne via Zoom. Suzanne is an Episcopal Priest, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cornwall, NY and although life has slowed down for many people, Suzanne admits that she has never worked harder since the outbreak of the coronavirus here in NY.

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Episode 109 Spiritual Wisdom For These Difficult Times show art Episode 109 Spiritual Wisdom For These Difficult Times

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Instead of a guest today, I would like to share some spiritual wisdom for these difficult times. Addressing and responding to COVID-19 marks an unprecedented moment in our history. Not just for some of us, but for all of us. Because this virus does not discriminate based on geography, culture, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic level, we are all impacted! Again not just in our neighborhood, our town, our city, our community, our county, our country, but all across the globe.

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Episode 108 Maria Lugo, life coach, educator show art Episode 108 Maria Lugo, life coach, educator

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I know that we are living in an uncertain and scary time with COVID-19. Businesses and schools have closed, many are struggling to make ends meet and I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my podcast. We will eventually return to a sense of normalcy. In the meantime, I hope these conversations serve to connect us and uplift us. My guest today is Maria Lugo. Maria is an executive life coach, home school educator, justice consultant and host of a local public access television show.

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My guest today is Napoleon Murphy Brock.  Napoleon, also known as Napi, is a singer, saxophonist and flute player who was Frank Zappa’s front man in the 1970s. Please note that this episode is well over the typical one hour length of my recorded conversations, but Napi is quite the story teller and I didn’t want anyone to miss out on his fascinating experiences. Even when it takes him nearly 30 minutes to tell how he and Frank Zappa met, on August 8th, 1973, and all the tangents he shares help lead up to this fateful meeting.

From his ancestral lineage that captures his full name, to being hit by 2 cars at age 7, the start of hearing music while daydreaming, to being a natural ham in musicals and opera, to working as a janitor and behavior modification counselor, to creating a sought-after R&B influenced cover band in the late 60s, to pioneering multi-tasking as the band’s lead singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist, Napoleon Murphy Brock is a force to be reckoned with!!

Napi is also passionate about health and fitness and shares some of his secrets to live with vitality. Come hear Napoleon with The Ed Palermo Big Band (EPBB) at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY this Saturday June 15th. And for those who happen to be in Germany this July 2019, Napoleon and the EPBB will be featured at the 30th anniversary of the Zappanale Music Festival. Check the links below for details. Enjoy the podcast!!


Links:
Ed Palermo Big Band
Zappanale
Live at The Falcon
YouTube Video #1
YouTube Video #2