Entertainer, Richmond Chandler is an actor, musician, writer, and all-around lover of the creative arts. In an industry that can often pressure artists to choose just one label to identify as, Richmond is confident and self-assured in his title of “entertainer” and doesn’t let others define him or place him in just one singular box.
“If I could go back and talk to my younger self, I would tell them three things; It’s okay to be different, use fear as a compass that will tell you where you need to go in life, and once you find that thing that scares you, do it.” Joze Piranian’s story is one that is unique yet so inspirational. Joze was born in Lebanon with a severe stutter. He avoided speaking to people entirely out of the fear of being judged for being different. We all know how we felt when we were a teenager, wanting to fit in with everyone else.
This episode of the World of Positivists from the PositiveVibes Magazine is all about the universe of goth culture and fashion, mental health, and the challenges being a queer individual. I had the wonderful experience of interviewing Thomas Blunt.
Alysha “AJ” Jean is a fitness coach, meditation instructor, and professional dancer in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. If you asked AJ to describe herself in one word, she would confidently sum it all up with the single title, “wellness advocate.” Her unique journey has taken her from the
Crouching down in the corner of his room, he was continuously shedding tears, letting the burden of his emotions smoothly trail down his squished cheeks. The weight of society and load of the thoughts was greater; than the mass of his existence. That specific moment was a halt in his life, a point where he thought he wasn’t brave enough and do not belong to this perfectly faked world. The boy was internally shattered; until life once again taught him that it’s okay to not be okay.
Connor Dean is a 17 year old actor and competitive tennis player. He was born in Florida and lived there until he was about 7 years old then he moved to Los Angeles with his parents and his older brother. He went to a hybrid homeschool in which most of his school is online but takes 2 classes at the high school. He is the captain of his Varsity tennis team, if they have a season this year!
Art has always been an expression of self. Looking to help those suffering mental health issues, it should come as no surprise that art has become a therapeutic tool. Art therapy has helped all generations develop their creative side while exploring what ails them. Utilizing creative processes also helps those looking to enhance their well-being, self-confidence and social skills. Going beyond just coloring between the lines, art therapy offers something for everyone, in good times and bad.
My mom always read the last few lines of the novel, because she wanted to know the ending. And when she passed it was not the end, but only her beginning.
We were honored to have the opportunity to speak with AJ Sarcoine for this Podcast Episode. AJ is a Motivational Speaker, Musician and the King of Positivity. He is the inventor of The Shine Scale™, Shine Dice™, and the author of three popular books. AJ is known for his unique teaching methods, infectious energy and his encouragement for all to ignite their shine.