The Downward Facing Spiritual Spiral

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As I watched the harrowing and tragic first episode of 9/11 on National Geographic, I couldn't help but think about how much our world has changed over the last 20 years. On that tragic day, there was no such thing as Facebook or Instagram and
What happens if finding the truth is no longer of any value and instead, news organizations are merely interested in keeping you entertained? Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I'm excited to welcome back Matt Bilinsky to the show. With the Califor
At what point does an experience get bombarded with so many distractions that the original experience is longer a pure "experience." Is multi-tasking something to be revered? Today on a brief episode of the Spiritual Spiral, I begin by talking
It feels like the world wants everyone to think the same way which is why I typically resonate the most with artists who help me look at life with a fresh perspective. Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I'm excited to welcome the incredibly talente
I am in the midst of reading the fantastic book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman which has gotten me to think not only about television, but the evil impact of social media on our ability to think critically. And what happens if the
Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I am thrilled to welcome musician, poet, painter and singer-songwriter, Joseph Arthur, to the show. I've been an enormous fan of Josephs for probably over 15 years but what has been just as impressive to me is how
Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I am thrilled to be joined by journalist, author and professor Joanne Gerstner, as well as Marketing and Business Development Coordinator and Podcast Host, Matt Dery, for this special "roundtable" version of the s
With all the confusion and chaos happening around the world, now felt like the perfect time to welcome yoga teacher and my friend, Sesa O' Connor, back to the show. I certainly find myself feeling deeper levels of anxiety thanks to the non-stop
Do you ever wonder if you came close to dying today? I know, a potentially morose question to think about, but I do wonder if we sometimes come close death and we didn't even realize it. Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I felt compelled to tell a
Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I am thrilled to welcome my good friend, Matt Dery, back to the show. While Matt currently works for Financial Architects Inc., Matt has worked in the sports and broadcasting industry for over twenty years and hos
How much of your life is under your control? Is life just a series of random and chaotic events? Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I felt compelled to talk a little bit about the randomness of life. I go on a bike ride each weekend and I'm always
Are you feeling apprehensive to re-enter the world? Would you rather stay in the safe confines of your home? Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I wanted to talk a little about the anxiety I've been experiencing lately and share a quick story about
Sometimes the creative process can't be explained or understood but it should always be appreciated. So what happens to a culture when art isn't appreciated anymore? And what is the impact of Spotify and streaming services on the creative lands
More followers. Subscribers. More likes. More, more, more! Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I felt inspired to briefly talk about the impact of numbers. Everywhere I turn, there seems to be a running tabulation of just about everything. The numbe
Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I am thrilled to welcome bass player, producer and my friend, Dan Lutz to the show. It's amazing to think I met Dan almost 20 years ago when he played the upright bass on a song from my very first record. Since th
Are you able to sit still with your own thoughts and be comfortable in your own skin? Are you truly thinking for yourself? When's the last time you were bored? Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I'm happy to welcome Health Advocate, Podcaster, Form
Is the mystery of songwriting a phenomenon that can't always be explained? What does it take to get an artist's work recognized in this day and age of incessant distractions. Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I am thrilled to welcome my friend, pr
Do you ever think about how strange the world looks right now? People walking outside with masks on. Oprah telling us she felt rejuvenated after getting the vaccine. Vaccine selfies have become the rage. And I also wonder, are we all simply ani
If you like music and film as much as I do, then I'm positive you're going to enjoy the conversation I had with film composer, musician and producer Jeff Rona on today's episode. Jeff is one of the most sought after and highly regarded film com
When you walk by a stranger can you feel their energy? Do you trust your life is going to turn out okay or does the unknown make you feel anxious? Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I am stoked to welcome Sky Diving Coach, creator of LSD Skydiving
What does it take for a musician or band to acquire an audience's attention? Does anyone listen to full records anymore and how much time do artist's have to spend each day on social media? Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I'm excited to welcome
When's the last time you closed your eyes and listened to a record from beginning to end with no distractions? When you watch a movie on Netflix, are you truly experiencing the movie or are you texting and checking email while you watch the mov
Does the media tell you the truth? Can you tell when the media is manipulating you and have journalists stopped asking the difficult questions? Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I welcome Los Angeles tech & media lawyer, Matt Bilinsky, to the show
Imagine Kurt Cobain asking Gibson Guitar if it's okay if he breaks his guitar on SNL? Think back to when Pete Townsend infamously smashed his guitar on stage, do you think he had to tell someone ahead of time what he was planning to do? An arti
Today on the Spiritual Spiral Podcast, I'm thrilled to welcome drummer/musician and my friend, Adam Gust to the show. I actually met Adam almost 20 years ago after he responded to an ad I placed in Music Connection where I was looking for a dru
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