Kirtan Road Dog Jai Uttal on Devotion

ROOTS, ROCK, RAMA! Love is the strongest medicine -Neem Karoli Baba “I’m here to sing kirtan, to lead kirtan, to share kirtan, sing the names of God, play music,” says Jai Uttal. He’s talking as he loads his gear into the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, for sound check. His performance will be the [...]

By |2019-11-20T20:17:45-08:00July 24th, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Surf Pro Laird Hamilton on The Power of Big Waves and the Power of Stillness

Surf Pro Laird Hamilton is a badass. You might know him as the biggest big wave surfer. Or as one of the innovators of such crossover sports as stand-up paddle boarding and tow-in surfing. Maybe he’s on your radar as the creator of a line of revolutionary superfood products. And then there’s the performance apparel [...]

By |2017-10-04T16:40:09-07:00September 30th, 2017|Interviews|0 Comments

Russell Simmons builds the studio Tantris as a Temple for Practice

Russell Simmons at Tantris. Photographed by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer A Studio as a Home for Devotion Russell Simmons is a visionary on the move. Co-founder of Def Jam Records, early promoter and pioneer in the hip hop movement, famous philanthropist, prolific author, television and film producer, and entrepreneur with multiple businesses, Russell is also [...]

By |2017-04-24T17:07:35-07:00February 28th, 2017|Interviews|0 Comments

Lisa Garr’s Summer Reading Guide

Lisa Garr From Well-Read Radio Host to Inspirational Author For 15 years, Lisa Garr has served as the energetic, vivacious, and intelligent host of “The Aware Show,” a radio program with several million listeners worldwide. More than 1,500 guests, many of them authors, have made appearances on the air with Garr, chosen for their alignment with [...]

By |2015-07-15T17:38:29-07:00July 10th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

Life Unscripted: Zhena Muzyka

Zhena Muzyka shares her story rising from a single mother to entrepreneur, author, and publisher. When I first met Zhena, I have to be honest, I was intimidated and a bit jealous. Here was a woman who had everything I wanted and everything “my lizard brain” (as she calls it) was programmed to resent. But [...]

By |2015-07-08T19:56:48-07:00July 2nd, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

Life Unscripted: Daniel Ladinsky

Life Unscripted: Daniel Ladinsky sits down with Betsy Chasse to talk about Rumi, Hafiz, and his journey as a book author I was first introduced to the Sufi poet Hafiz in a yoga class.  I can’t even remember to poem the teacher read, but it spoke to me, and I immediately sought out this Hafiz [...]

By |2015-06-12T10:59:26-07:00March 29th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

Rockstar Health & Fitness: Wyclef Jean

Rockstar Health & Fitness: Wyclef Jean My favorite memories of working with Wyclef Jean involve numerous occasions of him stopping by my office for a visit that began as a business meeting and then became a dance party.  At the time, he had just released his solo album, The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.  [...]

By |2018-05-11T22:51:27-07:00March 28th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

Rockstar Health & Fitness with Jared Leto

I will always remember the first conversation I had with Jared Leto. We originally met in NYC in 2008 when I was working with his former management company, The Firm. I took him to do a radio interview at Z100. At the time, Jared had just finished filming the movie Chapter 27 where he played Mark David Chapman, the [...]

By |2018-05-11T19:45:09-07:00January 27th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments