Artist, writer and front woman for shooting star band (they shone so bright for just one night!) Ignitor Fool, Lisa Kemp, chats with me, KMD, after a morning walk. Lisa is responsible for the shimmery Astral Heart cover art. She had a few nerves coming into our chat- we worked through it and foraged through our ancient writing journals in a Kemp- created LYRIC game that may have woven a whole new tune! I'm so proud of my pal for stepping out of her comfort zone to pod with me. Enjoy!
Join me, KMD, and a former bandmate, Elliott Inspace (Melt Or May), as we trip down memory lane. Elliott's lyrics always tickled me but meanwhile he was writing about his anxieties! some of which he shares for our listeners. Elliott always seemed to have cutting edge technology at his fingertips back in the day, so it's only fitting that he now heads one of the leading drone companies, filming everything from Atlanta Falcons to aerial scenes for Tyler Perry. Check out American Drone Industries on Instagram.
It's a full-on pow-wow with former Opera Singer and Roller Derby girl, Shell Ramirez! :) I just had to write that. Most recently, Shell has been working with multiple child-focused non-profits; the most exciting one to me is Soccer in the Streets where she helps keep refugee kids active and focused. Shell shares her experience with social anxiety among adults whether at a party or simply entering a coffee shop full of strangers. Enjoy this honest and entertaining episode with my pal, Shell Ramirez!
Posting again- Listen to opening song, Demons by the Preakness at full volume on Spotify.
Who Loves ya, Baby? Show yourSELF some love and get your sweet HEART checked out! February is Heart Health month and the ever-charming and suave voiced, Michael Overstreet, stops by to chat with ZNP regarding recent embarkment on a new life chapter, comfort found in cooking for others, the draw of worldwide marathons and mountain climbing, and how taking charge of his health lead him to a discovery of a family shared, manageable condition and he is Spreading the Word! Learn more about Familial Hypercholesterolemia at thefhfoundation.org .
Listen to today's intro song Demons by the Preakness at full volume on Spotify
KMD's good pal and star twin (April 19!), Marnie Bell-Ferguson, stops by to chat aromatherapy! Marnie's done a lot of research and found ways to use essential oils for everything from helping her middle school boys with their studies and enhancing restful sleep to concocting natural deodorants for home and family! Another tool in our self-care tool box!
Stream KMD song Chastain to China performed with her band, Luigi at full volume on Spotify
Purchase today's opening track on CDBaby
Real estate developer and Spec E30 racing enthusiast, Philippe Pellerin, takes a break to pow-wow with ZNP about his journey from strip malls to historic preservation, how staying busy keeps him relaxed, and how speeding around a race track was love at first drive.
In our 3rd episode recorded on location in NYC, comedian and lover of sweets, Shalewa Sharpe, divulges how she stayed focused through recent major life changes (both self-imposed and unexpected), the significance of her Atlanta taping of Stay Eating Cookies, and why certain tables deserve a round of thug passions… Find out more at shalewasharpe.com
Writer, musician, director, actress and best of all- my near and dear friend since Fourth GRADE, Shonali Bhowmik, joins ZNP on location in NYC for a very special Thanksgiving episode! We shed some tears; we talk the quest for sleep, baking, and exercise; and we share the most important comfort that has carried us from childhood to the present: laughter. A special hour-long episode for your traveling needs. Enjoy!
In our first of a three part series on location in NYC, ZNP chats with illustrator, musician and long time New Yorker, Marcellus Hall, about his creative process, grappling with Midwestern roots, and the call of the river for a slow swirling calm...
Certified fitness instructors and fierce friends, Jessica Horn and Ashley Serebrenik (AKA Jess & Ash of Evolve Fitness), meet w/ ZNP after one of their intense Pound classes to talk twerk-skills, finding purpose, bubble bath ideas, and why Amazon(.com) can be dangerous...
It's ZNP's sweet 16th episode! and we're thrilled to share our chat with professional musician and co-owner of The Allergy Friendly Vegetarian, Sean McMorris. Sean reveals his weakness for wedding cake and how Barnes & Noble has become his comfort zone. If not on stage, you can find him decompressing with his nose in a rock bio or Guitar Tech magazine. This is a reunion w/ one of KMD's drinking buddies from Back in the DAY. Lots of reminiscing and laughter. Enjoy!
Tireless comedian and host of Hot Breath Podcast, Joel Byars, gives ZNP the lowdown on his latest ventures and shares how he went from Coping with anxiety to Working it by "touching the wall". See Joel LIVE as part of my vinyl release night, October 28 at the E.A.R.L. in Atlanta.
Songwriter, vocalist and scholar of Maya culture and anthropology, Yellow Gray, shares a new song! and revelations that occurred upon discovering she was BiPolar and finding balance with the right medication that allows her to be her true self and stay focused on personal goals.
Talent buyer for The Bowery Presents South and umbrella holder for Word Productions (concerts & more in Atlanta), Patrick Hill, shares the positive effect running has had on many aspects of his life and gives us a peek at exciting new club venture in Birmingham, AL. Touring bands will want to check out Saturn!
Sewing professional and tattooed goddess (imho), Jessie Montoro (Jess Johnson), invites us into the comfort zone of her mind where various characters (that sometimes come out to play!) bring balance and help her forge ahead when times are tough.
Vintage collector, vendor and CEO of Collecting Obsessions, Shawn Taylor, invites Zen Noodle Pie to our first on location interview (so fun!) and shares some favorite keepers and how Alfred E. Neuman is a frequent companion in the quest for calm.
Writer, musician, and taco enthusiast (that's just FYI- we didn't even touch on her intense love of tacos!), Kim Ware, talks morning rituals, importance of solitude and how she gets from nervous "forgetting the quilt" (school play reference) to confident- opening for the Indigo Girls with her band, the Good Graces.
Writer/musician, Chris Lopez (the Rock*A*Teens), shares his experience with panic attacks, how he stays relaxed these days, and a bit of history garnered on a memorable trip to Cumberland Island (GA).
Hear Reckless Needs, my (KMD) duet with Chris, onSpotify.
Here's a link to the book (and great deal!) that really helped me in the eye of my own panic attack hurricane years ago: Women's Moods.