I spent my 21st birthday mourning my sweetest dearest friend. The loss of her warmth in this world is remembered every single day. Sarah was my partner in crime, a trusted friend, sweetest soul I've had the pleasure to meet and many more wonderful things. It will be 17 years this December since she left us and I thought this story would be easy to tell, but yet again I was wrong. Warning: sad story ahead, feel free to skip this episode till you already feel like shit cause this is gonna bring you down. It brought me down.Read More
I'm stubborn. Plain and simple. It's been A great coping mechanism and has kept me sane many times, but it has also built strong walls. This week I talk with my energy advisor Reiki Master, Stephanie Baker, about how we dismantle these walls in relationships. My sister and I walked along similar paths dealing with similar issues while bitching at each other the whole time. Oh siblings, stuck in car for eternity nagging at each other. Curtis gets Reikied for the first time and sees Batman. Ok... and then we talk about childhood nightmares. You know those ones you'll never forget? Enjoy your Sunday!Read More
Are there rules in Markacia? You can definitely smoke in the boy's room. What does everyone do in this cute little town? On the show today we have our axe man dropping rhymes, the governor and the professor. Are we on Gilligan's Island or the Walking Dead? You decide! Then we talk about addiction and how we all caught that fever. This one gets a little squirrelly, but no one ran over it. Safe!Read More
Sometimes the best conversations happen after the "interview", and this is one of those times. Acacia and artist Steve Simmons talk about Art, feelings and the need to create. So, enjoy this little extra tidbit from after theDAMNcast episode 198!Read More
How many levels are you existing on? How do you juggle your worlds? Can we re-write our own digital identity? Maybe the answers are in the cards. The gangs all here for this episode of the podcast. Acacia is here and she is joined by person and artist Zeljko, husband and person Curtis, and local personality and person Mark to do another deep dive into the nature of existence.
We talk about lucid dreaming in an online world and receive eerily poignant mini-tarot readings, among many other shenanigans. It'll make you laugh and think on every level.Read More
This week Acacia meets with my Reiki Master, Stephanie and her daughter. They talk about many aspects and side effects of energy including Chakras, Auras, Kundalini energy and how this energy feels and how to recognize and protect yourself from lower vibrations. Whether we want to acknowledge it or not it's everywhere and it has an effect on us and the world surrounding us. Drinks are had, and the girls get loose and let it flow. There's so much energy in emotion and it's important to keep yourself on the sunny side. I hope you all find something in this that resonates. Go Sunday drivin' with the windows down, it's fall ya'll!Read More
This Sunday on Acacia and the Void, I talk about being dyslexic. Talking into this Void alone is getting easier. That's a relief! I share what it felt like to climb a mountain that felt like a shear cliff as a child and also how I learned to spell it;) Everything finally clicked for me, but it took every bit of my stubborn determination and what felt like forever at that time. I will always struggle a bit, it just is, what it is. Sometimes we think, why me, this is not fair, but actually adversity is a beautiful gift. It builds strength and a perspective that is truly uniquely our own. We can then use that knowledge to have empathy, to be an road sign for other wayward travelers. We let ourselves and others limit what we can accomplish. The only impossible part of doing anything is overcoming your own fears. Love yourself and that fear turns into nothing but joy. My mom used to say "there will always be someone smarter than you, that can do it better than you, but there's only one you. So do it anyway because so you can become a better you." Happy Sunday!Read More
What is the best way to deal with a jerk? If we treat them like jerks, don't we just reinforce their jerky behavior? This is just one of the questions Acacia and Markare going to answer on today's podcast. Other questions include the following:
Why should pervert's and sad sacks buy fishing gear?
Mac and cheese or shells and cheese? (Spoiler: the answer is mac, with extra butter. Craft brand, obvs.)
What are Shiva Chimes and Buddha Bells?
How can I be the best version of myself, for the rest of my life?
All this, plus so much more. Don't be last kid on your block to listen. No one likes a johnny-come-lately.Read More
Well guys it's just you and Me (Acacia) for a half hour. This felt very intimate, but there's a few funny stories in here. So hang in there.
I grew up in a fairy unique circumstance. I was the youngest of 3 girls. My middle sister Tonya was diagnosed with Autism in the late 70's, awhile after being burned in a house fire when she was 3 years old. I've seen people at their best and worst. It makes you appreciate kindness when you see it because it is not as common as we'd all like to think. Everyone can muster a smile and nice word for cute child, but it takes heart to smile as someone who frightens you.
This is such a small introduction to the storms that my family and Ihave weathered. I don't share this for sympathy but to add to the "collective" of understanding. I am more thankful for the lessons learned and character built than the scars beneath surface. I was more a witness than anything. nevertheless, it's apart of who I am. Some of us are changed by the gradual winds over years, drown by the flash floods, left to die alone in the desert, and others burned alive. Survival is survival under any element. If you're breathing you're surviving. There are beautiful moments within the pain and struggle, but you'll have to open your eyes to see them.Read More
So, I guess Acacia's experimenting with the "one on one" aspect of Podcasting. Zeljko (Lou) McMullen, an old friend, takes the time to share his Oracle Tarot powers to talk through some new avenues and obstacles Acacia has been facing. He gives a lovely explanation of the Tarot and is available for some readings, if you're interested. They talk a bit about the ego and how weird it would be to be "enlightened". Getting into some weird shit now!?! Hope you enjoy!Read More