Episode 12 - Allen Won

Allen Won. As a saxophonist, he rises to the top for the same reason he made this interview such an incredible pleasure for me: presence. He works hard to bring that presence to all of his life's endeavors and experiences, and I hope you'll find lots of wisdom to take home from our talk. 

In this YouTube episode, we talk about the steps he took in life and how they led to his career and character. He makes a strong case for rituals, explaining how he achieves some of that presence in the moment. Some reflection on tolerance and advice round out an incredibly enlightening time. 

If you have a little extra time to listen, there's so much more on our podcast (which you can download from iTunes or your favorite podcast app on Android or iPhone). Seriously - SO much more... humility, Hawaii, Korean/Japanese heritage, flowing through career changes like water, work ethics, diversity, music, the representation of the saxophone... You'll love it.

Without further ado-

This is our 12th episode! That marks one episode per month, per year, since I started last April. Thank you SO much for joining me on this journey. Look forward for some great changes and an incredible year to come.

Episode 08 - Nicholas Pallesen - Part 02

Welcome back to part two of an incredible episode with hypnotist and singer Nicholas Pallesen. I'll let him introduce this one in his own words.

Remember that you are the only person who gets to decide what happiness, what fulfillment, and what success mean to you. You’re the only person who gets to decide that because it’s your life.
— Nicholas Pallesen

Living authentically, getting past the "should be," finding comfort in not knowing - and so much more. I'm grateful we all have a chance to see and hear what he has to say here. 

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Episode 04 - Lynn Krynicki Bayer

I've known Lynn Krynicki Bayer for a decade, since my early twenties, and I've watched her handle the world around her with the most kindness and grace of anyone I've ever seen. The Stage Manager for Washington National Opera and Bard Summerscape, Lynn understands the importance of communication, teamwork, and level-headedness on an extremely high level. 

In this interview, she shares her insights about managing life and work one moment at a time, the importance of problem solving, and contentment with life - without comparing yours to others. Please enjoy the video below, and don't forget to check out the extended audio version on iTunes.

Episode 03 - Jen Ponton

Welcome to Episode 3 of The Peace of Persistence, where I interview actor Jen Ponton. I met Jen through a mutual friend, and I have to say she is one of the many reasons I do The Peace of Persistence each month. Editing this episode and listening to her incredible wisdom about living life for each moment, being a role model, and carefully choosing and celebrating our relationships is making my life better every day. 

I hope you find as much meaning here as I have. Either way, you'll get to see the cutest bunny ever.  

Also, remember - the extended version of this and every episode is available on our iTunes podcast. Check it out, and give us some love in a review or share us with your friends today.