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From the Ashes

From the Ashes

Hosted by: Valerie Hwang Beck

Are you ready to rise from the ashes and create a life you're inspired by? Join your host Valerie Beck on From the Ashes, where we share powerful stories of resilience, rebirth, and overcoming personal struggle. Each...

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How a Sports Injury Ignited a Career in Chinese Medicine with Dr. Erika Shaw

Join us in this episode of From the Ashes with our local Long Beach guest Dr. Erika Shaw of Urban Salt Acupuncture. Discover how a high school soccer injury led her to a fulfilling career in Chinese medicine. Dr. Shaw...
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Reimagining Religion and Sexuality with John Helmiere

In this week’s episode of From the Ashes, I reconnect with my old friend John Helmiere, a minister, intimacy coach, and advocate for social justice. John and I met 17 years ago during an internship at Glide in San...
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Rewriting Life: How Ayurveda and Meditation Paved a Way to Peace with Michael Green

About Our Guest: Michael Green is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He completed his meditation teacher training at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center...
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Breaking the Mold: Embracing Multi-Hyphenate Creativity with Abe Cajudo

About Our Guest: Abe Cajudo is a multi-hyphenate creative and founder of Framekicker, a full-service creative agency. Guided by his curiosity, range of interests, and knack for connecting the dots between art,...
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Triumph Over Fear: Reigniting Joy & Passion with Annett Bone

About our Guest, Annett Bone: Annett Bone is a living example of what happens when you embrace your passions. This dance artist, creative strategist, yoga teacher, and relationship coach found her true calling after...
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Trusting Your Own Calling: Authentic Living and Entrepreneurship with Brandi Andres

About our Guest, Brandi Andres: Brandi Andres is a dynamic entrepreneur and community builder based in Long Beach, CA. She owns The Wellest and Bar Non, a space dedicated to non-alcoholic beverages, mindful lifestyle...
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Ego, Anger, and Redemption: Lessons from Rock Bottom with Emeroy Bernardo

About our Guest: Emeroy Bernardo is the founder of a digital marketing agency called Vision Paradox and a professional dancer Los Angeles. He has been dancing since the age of 8 and has been teaching since 2004. He's...
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Breath, Cold, and Consciousness: Forging a Path Inward with Reed Wasser

About our Guest, Reed Wasser, Founder of Human Aeon: Reed Wasser is a capoeirista, psychonaut, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience practicing and teaching meditation, movement, breathwork and other...
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Humbled by a Health Crisis: A Nurse's Journey through Topical Steroid Withdrawal with Lilian Cooper

About our guest, Lilian Cooper: Colombian-born and New Jersey-raised, this 43-year-old now calls California her home. Being a world traveler and a lover of all things dance, Lili’s world was turned upside down when...
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Hustle, Heart, and Healing: A Dancer's Journey to Embracing the Self with Ally Vega

About our guest, Ally Vega: Ally Vega is a Filipina American movement coach, choreographer, and performer based in Los Angeles. She has performed alongside artists such as Guy Tang, Bohan Phoenix, Nitemrkt, and Ppop...
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From Hip Hop to Holistic Health - An Unconventional Journey Inward

Welcome to the debut episode of "From the Ashes"! Join me, Valerie Hwang Beck, as I share my journey from an English teacher in Japan to a hip hop cultural ambassador and now a holistic health coach. This solo episode...
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Trailer: From the Ashes - Stories of Resurgence and Resilience

Introducing From the Ashes, a podcast featuring powerful stories of resilience, rebirth, and overcoming personal struggle. Are you ready to rise from the ashes and create a life you're inspired by?  Join your host...
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