Life Changes Show, 10/08/2020
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue
“Don’t Wait To Be Happy,” with Guest, Diana Cole, Thought Leader and Author of “Spirit Translator: Seven Truths for Creating Well-Being and Connecting With Spirit;” and Musical Guest, Recording Artist, Jami Lula on Show #593
Guest: DIANA COLE; and Musical Guest: JAMI LULA
Diana Cole grew up in California learning about energy healing and spirituality from a very early age thanks to her father, who was a prominent figure in San Francisco’s New Age movement. Her path to helping others heal began in adulthood after she suffered a back injury and was inspired to create a specialized healing exercise for strengthening the spine. She healed herself, and then she began teaching the method to others, even opening a barre studio.
Little did she know at that time that her own series of spiritual trials were just beginning. Once Diana started a thriving brick-and-mortar business teaching the spine-strengthening method she had created, her competitors in the fitness industry banded together to ruin her business and boost theirs. Diana also went through a harrowing divorce. Suffering through physical, mental, and emotional hardship, she sank into a debilitating depression.
“I was busy living my pain stories for so long that I forgot what it felt like to be happy,” says Diana. “By 2015, the toll of these years of turmoil was abundantly clear. I couldn’t pay my bills, and I often slept 18 hours a day without ever feeling rested. I was losing my hair in handfuls, and I never felt good. I felt like worry and stress were killing me. … At a certain point, I just knew I couldn’t continue living the life I was living. I knew I had to change. I decided to trust and it worked.”
It was her gift for connecting with spirit that finally gave her a lifeline out of the darkness. Now, she has dedicated her life to helping others find their own internal path of connection so they, too, can heal and thrive.
Jami Lula, Recording Artist, Teacher, Youth Leader
It is the rare artist that is larger than the canvas they occupy. Their mission is bigger than the stage they stand upon. Their commitment and contribution extend beyond themselves to encompass all who come into contact with them. Jami Lula is such an artist.
Born and raised in Detroit’s arts and musical hotbed, Jami made his way to Southern California—into the melting pot, the creative stew where creativity, music and transformation meet. Landing the gig at LA’s Musician’s Institute as a vocal professor, his explanations and leadership provided something unique for his students and his community: a quiet and powerful sense of purpose, balance and giftedness. Music is larger than just making sound. It is the heart of the Spirit walk, the key to creative change in the world.
Associating with the top thinkers in the nascent spiritual and human-potential movement, his music influenced and was influenced: Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Neil Donald-Walsh, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Mary Mannin Morrissey, Bishop Carlton Pearson, Dr. Shefali Tsabary and so many more were endowed with Jami’s soundtrack – a music consistent with their larger purpose and message.
Lending his voice and leadership in concert to youth groups and spiritual centers throughout the nation, Jami has been honored by LA Music Awards (“Best Male Vocalist”), winner of the Centers for Spiritual Living “Youth Champion Award,” and many other musical and mission-based honors. His work with youth is legend.
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.