Beneath Your Beautiful

Hara Allison

Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.

Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards andwas a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.

Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.

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169. Matthew Chavez
Jun 8 2024
169. Matthew Chavez
Matthew Chavez is a Breathwork facilitator and Somatic coach who offers what he refers to as, 'Sacred Journeys for Awakening Souls'. Since a young age, Matthew has had a deep curiosity and drive for exploring body, mind & spirit. Experiencing a back injury at age 18, Matthew needed a long-term solution for managing and healing the pain. Committed to a deeper healing process he discovered Soma Breath and Somatic coaching. It was through these modalities he unearthed a sacred connection to breath & body, what has become an essential relationship to nurture. Now he helps others connect with their bodies in order to come home to their souls. For more information: InstagramYouTubeWebsite________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
167. Bill Kalivas
May 25 2024
167. Bill Kalivas
Bill Kalivas is a Spokane native with a 30+ year career spanning military service, healthcare, technology, public sector leadership, angel investment and entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder of LaunchPad Inland Northwest, a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the Spokane and Inland Northwest regional innovation economy. Bill is passionate about the Spokane regional community and has served on various local boards. He is currently a Google Cloud Sales Executive and has held similar positions with leading tech companies. Bill attended the Community Colleges of Spokane and University of Maryland Global Campus while serving the Air Force. BIll has been married for 23 years and has 4 children; 2 from a previous marriage, ages 40 and 39 and 2 with his wife April ages 20 and 17. Bill also has 5 grandchildren.________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
166. Bruce Brackett
May 18 2024
166. Bruce Brackett
Bruce W. Brackett (BWB) is a social media personality, author, entrepreneur, self-taught visual artist, and international motivational speaker. BWB’s upcoming memoir, “How To Breathe While Suffocating: A Story of Overcoming Addiction, Recovering From Trauma, and Healing my Soul” is being published by WILEY and will be released April 9th, 2024. Originally from southwest Montana, BWB moved to NYC at the age of 18 to pursue his dreams of being on Broadway. After many distractions, making it to Off-Broadway, and developing several addictions, meth being a big one, BWB found his true calling and his way back to sobriety through art and by advocating for recovery to his online audience of over 1.4 million people.This online community of recovery fuels BWB’s love, passion, creativity, and mission to share positivity and the possibilities of recovery.For more information: www.howtobreathewhilesuffocating.comwww.instagram.com/bwb.positivitywww.tiktok.com/@bwb.positivitywww.youtube.com/@bwb.positivity________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
165. Shaelyn Simpson
May 11 2024
165. Shaelyn Simpson
On this week’s episode of "Beneath Your Beautiful," we're joined by Shaelyn, a courageous 22-year-old who opens up about the challenges of living with schizoaffective disorder, depressive type. Diagnosed at 16 during the tumultuous high school years, Shaelyn shares the raw and honest journey of navigating mental health struggles, hospitalizations, and the search for stability.From breakdowns in the band room to finding effective coping strategies, Shaelyn’s experience sheds light on the complexities of mental illness and the importance of seeking help. Discover the impact of therapy, the power of grounding exercises, and the ongoing battle to maintain mental wellness amidst life's obstacles.This episode is a beacon of hope and a reminder that, with support and determination, it is possible to navigate the darkest of times and emerge stronger.________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
164. Joe Martin
May 4 2024
164. Joe Martin
Joe Martin is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, podcaster, dad, husband, TEDx speaker, football coach, mentor, and lover of dad jokes. Known for his positivity, sense of humor, and commitment to serving others, he has helped thousands of women look, feel, and perform their best.  He has recently started Relentless Positivity Mentoring, a program designed for kids ages 10-14 who want to feel better about their body, build confidence, have better self-esteem, and have a trusted adult figure they can confide in.For more information:fitandpositive.comPodcastBookGet two free weeks of online workouts! Email FitHuntsville@gmail.com and type “Hara.”________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
162. Sabine Schoepke
Apr 20 2024
162. Sabine Schoepke
From broke and broken to a philanthropic multi-entrepreneur. From trauma survivor to soul searcher and manifesting maven. From anxious and afraid to badass iron sister. From midlife standstill to adventurous nomad. From painful loneliness to embracing blissful solitude. I changed my life, and so can you. Sabine is not just a master at helping midlife women reinvent themselves; she's a powerhouse of clarity, confidence, actionable steps, momentum, and success. As a seasoned Business and Life Coach, an engaging bestselling Author and Speaker, a dedicated Podcaster, and a dynamic Multipreneur. Sabine embodies the spirit of transformation. But that's not all. Sabine also stands tall as a bodybuilder, showcasing her commitment to not just mental and emotional strength but physical prowess as well.Her mantra, "Clarity changes Minds, changes Lives," is not just a catchphrase; it's a lived experience. Sabine's life story is a testament to the power of a clear mind and a strong mindset.From navigating the complexities of being a serial entrepreneur to the challenges of raising twins as a single mom, her journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Sabine has faced and overcome daunting hurdles, including personal trauma and a battle with cancer. Each of these experiences has contributed to her transformative journey from victim to victor, allowing her to guide others to flourish and achieve heights they never thought possible.Her strategy is elegantly simple yet profoundly effective: Sabine believes that success stems from clarity and the right mindset. She views feelings as a superpower and dismisses fear as having no vote in our life choices. To her, failure is not an option, and external circumstances should not dictate our potential. This philosophy has been the cornerstone of her personal success story, balancing the demanding roles of motherhood with the exhilarating challenges of entrepreneurship.Sabine's approach goes beyond conventional coaching. She builds emotional intelligence and fosters a growth mindset, enabling holistic success and, more importantly, lasting happiness. She firmly believes that each person possesses an inherent potential for greatness.For more information:ThePowerLifeCoach.com________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
161. Suicide loss survivors
Apr 13 2024
161. Suicide loss survivors
This week's podcast episode of "Beneath Your Beautiful" dives headfirst into one of society's most stigmatized topics: suicide. Maggie Crabtree opens up about the loss of her sister to suicide, a journey marked by providing support and realizing her lack of control. Tracy Oeser, a mother who lost her daughter 17 years ago, shares invaluable tips and talks about her advocacy. And, finally, Cassandra Carpenter provides a unique perspective on how suicide was normalized within her family, shaping her understanding of mental health from a young age.In order of appearance:Maggie Crabtree has 30 plus years in all aspects of communications, PR, research, advertising and special events planning.  She spent 10 years as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University and is now retired, caring for her mom, taking long walks with her hubby, playing with her grandkids and volunteering in her community.___Tracy Oeser is the CEO of Postvention Collective, LLC and the CEO and Bereavement Coach of Journey Thru Grief, LLC. She is a passionate advocate for mental health support and by using her breakthrough concept of “The 4 Phases of Suicide Loss,” she speaks for those who have lost family and friends to suicide. Tracy hosts the podcast, “Journey Through Your Suicide Loss” and has been a guest on many different platforms. She holds both a BA and MS in Psychology concentrated in life coaching. Tracy is also an award-winning author and has received leadership and innovation awards for her work in the postvention field. She serves as a current member of various suicide prevention organizations throughout the United States and is a past board member of the American Association of Suicidology.Postvention CollectiveJourney Thru GriefJourney Through Your Suicide Loss Podcast ___Since finding her niche as a horror movie monster in 2015, Cassandra Carpenter has graduated into all genre of film, editorial, and immersive performances. Classically trained, she studied theatre at SFCC for several years before pursuing her studies further via local workshops and acting camps. She has been published in various editorials, both locally and internationally, for her work as a petite curve model, in addition to her work as an actor, haunter, voice over artist, costumer, stylist, and improv pro. Recent credits include Campbell House Holidays, Scarywood Haunted Nights, and Blindfold by Mermaid Motel Media.________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
160. Michael Cinicollo
Apr 6 2024
160. Michael Cinicollo
Michael Cinicollo survived a life-threatening motorcycle accident at the age of 23. His arm was nearly amputated, he was told he would never walk again, and he fractured his skull. For the next three decades, Michael led a sedentary lifestyle. Now, at 61, he teaches yoga and credits his practice with helping him wean off pain medications, regain strength, and ultimately, lose weight and improve his overall health. He speaks with passion about the impact of yoga on his life, emphasizing that it's never about the poses but the inward journey they facilitate. Michael's story is a powerful reminder that life can change in an instant, but it's how we respond to those changes that define us. His candid reflections on his upbringing, his relationship with his family, and the insights gained through his practice are both moving and inspiring. His message is clear: movement is towards life, and it's never too late to start on the path of self-improvement.For more information:instagram.com/abrokenyogi________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
159. Misty Shipman
Mar 30 2024
159. Misty Shipman
Misty Shipman is an enrolled member of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of Indians. She is a filmmaker and grant writer based in Eastern Washington. Her past films include The Handsome Man, which won Best Narrative Short at the Native Awards of Excellence, Polly, Paulina, Pauline!, and Blindfold. Misty holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in Native American Literature with a concentration in Film from Washington State University. She is the New Works Festival director at Stage Left Theater and loves supporting art in her local community.For more information:instagram.com/mermaidmotelmedia________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com
158. Dr. Kari Thach
Mar 23 2024
158. Dr. Kari Thach
Dr. Kari Thach, aka Doctor K, is a multifaceted individual with a passion for the arts and a thirst for adventure. Born in Thailand and adopted to the United States, Kari discovered her talents in singing, dancing, ballet, and guitar at a young age. She honed her skills in ballet training across the globe, including Moscow, Seattle, Bahrain, France, and California. With over 90 countries under her belt, Kari's travels have broadened her perspective and fueled her curiosity. She even has a pet mini pig named Oliver!Before pursuing research at Cedars-Sinai hospital, Kari explored her culinary side as a sushi chef, training under the infamous Japanese chef, Sota Akiyama. With a Ph.D. to her name, Doctor Kari Thach is a true Renaissance woman, blending art, adventure, and science in her remarkable journey.For more information: instagram.com/doctornoodle1911www.karithach.com________Guests share stories of adversity and perseverance which inspire, encourage and challenge us. Host Hara Allison embraces these tough conversations, intimately exploring our loves, fears and hopes with a delicious combination of depth and lightness.Beneath Your Beautiful won first place in Self Help and Health & Wellness in the 2022 International Positive Change Podcast Awards and was a nominee in the 2023 and 2024 Publisher Podcast Awards in Health & Wellbeing and in the 18th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards.Host Hara Allison was a 2024 Spokane Women of Achievement nominee for the Arts and a finalist for The Women Changing the World Awards in three categories: Journalism and Media, Micro Business and People’s Choice in Health & Wellbeing.To get in touch with Hara Allison:Magazine + Podcast: beneathyourbeautiful.orgPhotography: hara.photographyDesign: studioh-creative.com