Kerry Morrison of Heart Forward LA talks with Scott about mental health, homelessness and leading with our hearts. Kerry was inspired by a mental health transformation movement in Trieste, Italy. Kerry's nonprofit is collaborating to bring this innovative mental health model to Hollywood and Los Angeles.
Change Your Algorithm is a new mental class series that focuses on reprogramming our minds and thoughts. Change Your Algorithm Founder Joel Relampagos sits down with Scott to talk about this new mental health program. Joel is a Executive Television Television Producer, Podcast Host for The Empowered Mind, and Recovery Dharma group facilitator. To learn more and to sign up for a class visit ChangeAlgotrithm.com it is free and each meeting is a peer facilitated group discussion lead by a therapist, with a short mindfulness meditation following.
Visit ChangeAlgorithm.com to register for these free mental health classes. We gather for class in small groups and on zoom calls, so being in Los Angeles is not a requirement.
Joel is also the host and producer of a podcast called The Empowered Mind it can be listened to and watched on YouTube and other listening platforms.
Chevelle & Scott sit down to talk about expressing vulnerability. Chevelle is one Scott's podcasting students & is working on creating his own podcast series Hollywood Intersectionalities: highlighting stories of people who came to LA pursuing their dreams of working in the entertainment industry.
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In this episode John Billingsley sits down with Scott to talk about the Hollywood Food Coalition. They talk about the volunteer driven nature of HoFoCo and the hundreds of volunteers a week that interact with people who are unhoused and how that can change perceptions/stereotypes about people we consider to be different from ourselves. They also talk about cross pollination and the number nonprofits in Hollywood that interact with people who are unhoused and how coming together in coalition building is key to everyone doing their part to change our culture and allow us to see people who are surviving homelessness as human beings, just like us. Follow them on social media and Check them out at HoFoCo.org
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A self improvment, educational & creative space for people who are experiencing homelessness. We offer classes, workshops, resources & volunteer opportunities.
In this episode Gess Marroquin sits down with Scott to talk about gentrification in East Hollywood, grassroots activism & Gess’s involvement in the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council. Gess & Scott met over ten years ago at LA City College where they were both student organizers. This touching episode is a decade of grassroots organizer friendship in the making.
Robert Galinksy is an actor, playwright, volunteer & activist. His play The Bench: A Homeless Love Story is helping shift the dialogue & understanding the stories of people who are homeless. He is also the resident acting teacher for A Million Drops. thebenchplay.com
A Million Drops Founding Director, Maike Both, sits down with Scott to talk about how A Million Drops got it's start, why she started it & the five year anniversary in December 2018. A Million Drops is a grassroots nonprofit serving people who are surviving homelessness & helping connect them to learning opportunities to help them grow. We are grateful to Maike for all of her amazing compassionate work. amilliondrops.org
Community Organizer Joan Howard sits down to talk with Scott about The Source at the LA Public Libraries & why the library is an important resource for people who are experiencing homelessness. According to Joan listening is the key to helping people who are surviving homelessness. Joan can be found all over the city helping people who are surviving homelessness find the resources they need. lapl.org/homeless-resources/the-source
Jason Balgas has volunteered at A Million Drops. He believes strongly in the power of gratitude. Jason shares how his gratitude practice has changed his life. Jason‘s uplifting attitude is a regular source of inspiration for people around him. foodonfoot.org
Andrew Pyles- Froemming has been coordinating the shower program at Hollywood Adventist Church for the last five years. Through the power of listening they discovered personal care is what their unhoused neighbors needed. Compassion Connection has continued to grow & help more people with personal hygiene access. compassionconnections.org
Craig Becton is a voluneer at A Million Drops in this episode he shares with Scott about how important mentoring is in the formative years and throughout our lives. They talk about the importance of learning history, especially of the African Diaspora. Scott & Craig are launching the first spin off of RealGoodStuf.org called School Lunch: Heros of the African Diaspora- coming in 2020!
Will Jackson a volunteer with the grassroots volunteer led group KTOWN for All sits down with Scott to talk about the building relationships with members of our community who are surviving homelessness, mental health & why listening is important to our community. Will is a yoga practitioner & an Ayurvedic healer.
Eric West sits down with Scott to talk about how he uses motivation, positive self talk & self love to keep going, even during the darkest & hardest of moments. He records himself on his phone while riding his bike or commuting to encourage himself to be a better person. Eric is an actor & fitness trainer.
Megan Hatfield is a published author, a singer, a poet & an artist. She has volunteered to teach poetry & art at A Million Drops. Her new book “Fly Bird, Sing!” is available on Amazon. Megan knows first hand how creativity can transform your life & literally open doors.
IV Organics Founder & A Million Drops Gardening Educator Charles Malki sits down with Scott to talk about his experience teaching gardening the A Million Drops Learning Center & how we can grow empathy with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. We now have a beautiful gardening space & lots of gardening knowledge from Charles ten week Creating a Food Forest class series in 2019. ivorganics.com
Storytelling Coach Extraordinaire Beowulf Jones sit’s down with Scott to talk about the power of storytelling. Beowulf lead a hugely successful six month storytelling workshop at A Million Drops in 2019. We appreciate you Beowulf!
Nadia Genet sits down with Scott to talk about emotional support listening & encouragement. Nadia shares about breaking down boxes & what it means to be human and listen to one another. Nadia opens up about her struggle with addiction & how a low point in her car lead her to flourish in new experiences. Nadia is an emotional support listener & encouragement to people around her.
Laundry Love Huntington Beach CoFounder & Laundry Love new location coach Christian Kassof sits down with Scott to talk about being in community with people who are homeless, the intersection of a laundromat space & the importance of clean clothes. Christian has lived experience of homelessness & is available to help anyone who is interested in starting a Laundry Love program. laundrylovehb.com laundrylove.org
Cardborigami director Genevieve Liang sits down with Scott to talk about their innovative cardboard sleeping shelters & collaboration. Genevieve has been collaborating with Safe Parking LA, SELAH Neighborhood Homeles Coalition, numerous nonprofit organizations & churches around Los Angeles.
Dorit, a board member & volunteer training with SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition, sits down with Scott to talk about how SELAH does outreach to their unhoused friends & neighbor. SELAH has an innovative, energetic approach offering showers, meals, outreach & shuttles to & from their resource/services locations. They understand the importance of collaboration & working together to address the crisis of homelessness in our city.
Season 1 Producer sits down with Scott to talk about listening & inclusion on the dance floor.
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