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Ep. 79 - The 1-Hour Mountain - Beacon Series Ft. Diana Vallette - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Ep. 79 - The 1-Hour Mountain - Beacon Series Ft. Diana Vallette - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

March 31, 2020

Ep. 79 - The 1-Hour Mountain - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Diana Vallette
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Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times.

In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with my spiritual sister, ally, and friend, Diana Vallette.

My proximity to Diana mostly begins and ends within social media apps, and yet I feel like I really do know her. From my perspective, one of Diana’s great gifts is her ability to self reflect, and then share her discoveries with little-to-no filter. Since the time I connected with Diana online, I feel like I’ve watched her go through a series of changes, and that’s one of her other great gifts; she allows herself to change.

I could tell you that I wanted to talk to her as a part of this series because I wanted her perspective on homeschooling or spin a yarn that it was because of her spiritual contemplations. The truth is, both of those things are true, but honestly I just wanted to talk to her, and I’m glad I did. Diana opens a door and makes a safe space for people to explore their spiritual boundaries, and that’s a place I like to hang out.

Full disclosure? I needed this conversation. It was invigorating, exciting, and I could feel my heart and mind connecting throughout our talk. I learned, yet again, that people may be physically distant, but when the Spirit connects them they are never far apart.

With this COVID-19 Beacon Series, I invite you to take a break from mainstream news and spend some time with good people that are dealing with some of the same struggles you are.

Now, seek out that inner space, relax, open your mind, and press play on a little good news.

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Ep. 78 - The Spiritual Gumbo - Beacon Series Ft. Carl and Chelsea Boudreaux - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Ep. 78 - The Spiritual Gumbo - Beacon Series Ft. Carl and Chelsea Boudreaux - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

March 30, 2020

Ep. 78 - The Spiritual Gumbo - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Carl and Chelsea Boudreaux, Owners of the Yoga Center and Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times.

In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with Carl and Chelsea Boudreaux, owners of the Yoga Center and Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Carl and Chelsea were the first couple I visited with on Find the Good News, so I thought it would be great to check in with them during this time COVID-19 distancing to see how they were modifying their businesses and personal lives to cope. I’m so thankful that they shared their time and advice with me. As a small business owner myself, it provided me with some comfort knowing that they were facing some of the same challenges, but more importantly that they were using this time to be creative with their solutions.

With candor, they offer solid human advice for anyone that’s still trying to figure out how to sail these seas. The bright light they offer is perspective, applying the spiritual and wellness practices that have defined their businesses and personal lives. Even with all they have to do in adjusting their two businesses, and their personal lives, they still took the time to visit with me, and I am thankful.

With this COVID-19 Beacon Series, I invite you to take a break from mainstream news and spend some time with good people that are dealing with some of the same struggles you are.

Now, seek out that inner space, relax, open your mind, and press play on a little good news.

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Ep. 77 - The Home Team - Beacon Series Ft. Kari Hankins - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Ep. 77 - The Home Team - Beacon Series Ft. Kari Hankins - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

March 30, 2020

Ep. 77 - The Home Team - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Kari Hankins Founder of the SWLA Youth Foundation
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Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times.

In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with the founder of the Southwest Louisiana Youth Foundation, and creator of the Truth, Facts, and Lies youth program, Kari Hankins.

Kari was one of the first people that agreed to be on Find the Good News, another person right here at home that helped get the Good News on a solid trajectory right out of the gate. Kari is the founder of the non-profit, the Southwest Louisiana Youth Foundation, and the creator of the Truth, Facts, and Lies youth program, but she’s also a mother and a nurse practitioner.

Kari is an honest and positive individual and filled with Type-A energy, so I was very interested to find out how the COVID-19 winter was affecting her normal momentum, her life at home, at work, and her non-profit programs. It seems that she and her family, like many, are taking it in stride, making the very best of the situation, and most important of all, they are working as a team.

She reminds me that we are all in this together, here in our region, in our state, across the country, and throughout the world.

With this COVID-19 Beacon Series, I invite you to take a break from mainstream news and spend some time with good people that are dealing with some of the same struggles you are.

Now, seek out that inner space, relax, open your mind, and press play on a little good news.

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Ep. 76 - The Sound Of Your Name - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Grammy Winner Mickey Smith, Jr.

Ep. 76 - The Sound Of Your Name - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Grammy Winner Mickey Smith, Jr.

March 27, 2020

Ep. 76 - The Sound Of Your Name - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Grammy Winner Mickey Smith, Jr.
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Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times.

In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with Southwest Louisiana educator, and recent Grammy Winner, Mickey Smith, Jr. Mickey was the very first Good Newsy, my very first guest on Find the Good News. He really set the tone for the whole show, helping get that first foot forward on a good path. It was nice to circle back around and talk to him.

As an educator, there was an almost instant disruption to his day-to-day routine, and he was very candid about how he is coping with the major changes to his life during this COVID-19 winter. Mickey’s influence has always gone so far beyond just music. I wasn’t surprised to find that he’s using this time to point his insight inward, reflecting on how he can use this time to better himself.

In our visit, Mickey reminded me that none of us are ever truly finished, and if we allow it, we continue to become even better versions of who we are.

With this COVID-19 Beacon Series, I invite you to take a break from mainstream news and spend some time with good people that are dealing with some of the same struggles you are.

Now, find a space, take some time, relax if you can, open your mind, and press play on a little good news.

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Ep. 75 - The Skills We Have - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Artists Danny and Morgan Allain

Ep. 75 - The Skills We Have - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Artists Danny and Morgan Allain

March 25, 2020

Ep. 75 - The Skills We Have - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Artists Danny and Morgan Allain
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Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with the husband and wife dynamic artistic duo of Danny and Morgan Allain.

Danny and Morgan are Good Newsies, past guests of my Find the Good News podcast, and I wanted to reconnect with them to find out how their family is facing the challenges of the C19 spread. I was not surprised to find that they were approaching these hard times with every skill they have, including their good nature and cheer. Like many, they spend their days doing the real work it takes to keep their family safe and secure, but at the same time, they both continue to share their artistic gifts with others so they don’t feel so alone in this time of distancing.

Talking with them reminded me how nice it is to hear other human voices laughing, and to see people smile. I think that’s something we’ll all need to cherish in the weeks and months ahead.

I invite you to take a break from mainstream news and spend some time with good people that are dealing with some of the same struggles you are.

Now, press play on a little good news.
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Find the Good News - FB LIVE 2 - Fishing For Goodies with Oran and Jonah Parker

Find the Good News - FB LIVE 2 - Fishing For Goodies with Oran and Jonah Parker

March 21, 2020

Find the Good News - FB LIVE 2 - Fishing For Goodies with Oran and Jonah Parker

** Recorded LIVE on Facebook • March 20, 2020 **

On #FindTheGoodFriday my son Jonah and I teamed up to bring you a special "Find the Good News" LIVE conversation.

If you listen to my podcast then you know all about the section of our show called "Fishing for Goodies." That's the part of the show where I step aside and let the infamous Good News Fishbowl take over... and the Fish Bowl always provides!

There are over 400 questions in the Fish Bowl, and Jonah and I sat in the hot seat that every Good Newsy has been in, drawing 3 questions, and then talking about our answers.

You never know what the Fish Bowl will offer up. We laugh. We cry. We learned some things about each other, and maybe you'll learn some things about yourself too.

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Find the Good News - FB LIVE 1 - Coffee Talk with Brother Oran

Find the Good News - FB LIVE 1 - Coffee Talk with Brother Oran

March 21, 2020

Find the Good News - FB LIVE 1 - Coffee Talk with Brother Oran

** Recorded LIVE on Facebook • March 18, 2020 **

No one should feel isolated or alone right now. Let's talk about everything going on in the world, what's going on in our individual lives, ask each other questions and have a generally good chat among friends.

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Ep. 74 - The Brodozer of Bass Ft. Trip Wamsley - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Ep. 74 - The Brodozer of Bass Ft. Trip Wamsley - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

March 17, 2020

EP. 74 - The Brodozer of Bass Ft. Trip Wamsley

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When Trip Wamsley entered the studio with his bass guitar, I had a feeling our conversation was going to be a lot of fun. I had never met Trip before, but we were friends on Facebook, and based on his posts, I picked up that he was in tune with an unorthodox string theory. There was no doubt that I was in for a treat, and Mister Trip Wamsley didn’t disappoint. He sat down in front of the mic and said, “Whatcha got,” and we dove in from there. His wit and response flowed quickly from one topic to the next, just as fluidly as I’d seen his fingers float across his guitar. My questions were dim compared to his vibrant answers. Trip would come in sideways with exciting details and perspectives, which lead us into territory that my hum-drum questions would have never gone. It was a real trip—pun intended—to say the least. What I experienced in this visit with Trip Wamsley was an extremely talented individual that truly puts it all in when it comes to musical experimentation. His mind is geared explicitly toward thinking about the wonder of everything. He described himself as a musical mad scientist, and I can think of no better description. What I loved most about Trip was his authentic presentation. There was no pretension. What he presented was raw, uncut, and barely filtered. Trip is a truly rare piece of the Universal Creative Principle that has been lopped off and put right here in our community to observe and share the musical mysteries of the Earth. This is my conversation with Trip Wamsley.

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Ep. 73- The Human Capital Ft. Kimberly Dellafosse - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Ep. 73- The Human Capital Ft. Kimberly Dellafosse - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

March 6, 2020

EP. 73 - The Human Capital Ft. Kimberly Dellafosse, Assitant City Administrator for the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Each Good Newsy is different, and getting to experience the uniqueness of each guest is one of the joys of hosting a podcast like Find the Good News. Joy is the word that I would use to describe the conversation I had with Kimberly Dellafosse, the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana after she came to visit with me at the Right Round Table. The truth is if we would have had mics turned on from the moment she walked in the door, I think the podcast would have been even more dynamic. We had an instant rapport that I can't take credit for; she brought the good news with her when she entered the studio. Kimberly's love for her work with the City of Lake Charles is invigorating and confidence-inducing. She has a firm working knowledge of the City's programs. She has infused her personal passion for people in every aspect of her job. For Kimberly, the most crucial infrastructure in Lake Charles can be found in its people, and the City's future is found in its youth. She doesn't encourage young people to change. Rather, she presses them to unfold and become a more lovely version of who they already are, asking that they plant their beauty in this place they call home. In her role as the Assistant City Administrator, Kimberly has embraced an understanding of how all the parts of City government can work together to nurture the next generation young people and entrepreneurs. Many say that the children are our future. After this visit, I can tell you that she believes it. This is my conversation with Kimberly Dellafosse of the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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>> https://www.cityoflakecharles.com/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=5797

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