This week Ashley speaks with Aaron Rose. Aaron describes himself as queer, trans, man, white, New Yorker, astrology lover, boy band intrigued, Harry Potter fan, ocean-obsessed, teacher, student but at the core human. Ashley and Aaron spend some time talking about Aaron’s experience as a transgender man, but really this episode is about love. This episode implores us to ask, how can we love bigger? Aaron shares his struggle to love, his purpose and his passion. And we are lucky enough to hear Aaron's suggestions on how to start loving more today!
This week Ashley speaks with Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer, Dominick Martino. Dominick shares how he went from giving his Auntie back massages during episodes of Fame to a licensed practitioner. We get to learn from Dominick’s movement geekdom, as he calls it, when Ashley asks questions like, What’s a knot anyway? Is stretching really good for us? How has massage influenced your yoga practice and vice versa? They also discuss the importance of touch despite the “Me Too” movement and ponder wether any of us are really experiencing enough touch in our day-to-day lives. We get to hear Dominick’s love for his wife, his way of self-care and areas he’s currently working on to improve. This is a sweet episode filled with inspiration and as always, may this episode leave you charged!
This week Ashley speaks with former Whitehouse Pastry Chef during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, Pastry Chef of the soon to open new Four Seasons Restaurant and cookbook author, Bill Yosses. Bill spills the beans on favorite desserts of President Bush & President Obama and confirms just how dope Michelle Obama really is. Later in the episode Bill shares his experience being a gay man working in a heterosexually dominated industry and what has kept him going during the tougher times. This man is intelligent and oh-so wise with a deep love for what he does. There are so many takeaways from this episode. May it leave you charged!
This week Ashley speaks with NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Anthony Erfe. This is an informative episode. Anthony shares the dos and don’ts before receiving a massage, what we should do after receiving a massage and what to do if a masseuse ever crosses the line. Later in the episode Anthony shares the importance of staying fit in his profession and just how he does it. May this episode leave you charged!!!
This week Ashley speaks with artist/emcee, Phase One. Phase shares his recent experience as a first time performer at SXSW and his biggest take-a-way from that experience. Ashley probes Phase on why he wanted to do advocacy work with teens specifically and if Phase thinks there is any hope for bettering his relationship with his Dad. And....Phase drops a freestyle at the end! Stay charged my friends.