Conversations from Here...

Welcome to Conversations from Here with me Dana Ziegler. These candid, unfettered talks create connection and inspiration across the human story. These are the sharings of how we came to be ourselves, how we found our life’s purpose and how we made it from there to here. I speak with performers, artists, artisans, creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and other remarkable people about what they do and how they came to do it. Also, the music you hear on this show is performed, as always, by Brad Watson.

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Episodes

Episode 32: Vicky Rose

Thursday Oct 28, 2021

Thursday Oct 28, 2021


On this episode of Conversations from Here, I speak with Victoria Rose-- musician, teacher and force for good. We talk about her upbringing in Green Bay, WI, an early life with horses, formative years in New York City playing music and working at CBGB's, her brief stint as a Scientologist, getting sober, finding yoga, hanging out with Buddhist monks in Ladakh, India, coming to terms with divisions in the Kundalini Yoga community, navigating societal polarization, cultivating Divine Feminine power and paving the way for her next path. Was so wonderful to reconnect with my wise, funny and insightful friend and mentor. Fantastic and fascinating talk!
 
Links for Vicky:
Spotify--
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3nAcDJJYqkib824newOi4z
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-917377559
YouTube: Jap Dharam Rose--
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJn4c9eofcCMnDVt171wlgA
Amazon Music:
https://music.amazon.com/artists/B07DL3HJVP/jap-dharam-rose
Apple--
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jap-dharam-rose/1395776414
Web Site & Blog--
http://www.japdharamrose.com
 

Episode 31: Andreea Serban

Thursday Oct 07, 2021

Thursday Oct 07, 2021

On this episode of Conversations from Here, I speak with inspiring, powerful, dynamic Life Coach and author ANDREEA SERBAN! We talk about growing up in Romania, what it's like to be an identical twin, transitioning from high-powered lawyer to being the person who guides and advises others into greatness. Andreea is also the Chair of Work-Life Balance at the Beverly Hills Bar Association and is the founder of Elawvation, her executive coaching practice. She and her sister Alina have authored two books: "Different & Unique" and "More Than a Lawyer: Elawvate Yourself & Your Practice." Fantastic talk! Will have her back for more discussion-- especially about the role of movement and dance in healing and in personal growth and expansion. So much to explore-- infinite possibilities!
 
Links for Andreea:
Be Different Web Site:
https://be-different.com/
Be Different on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/bedifferentforadifferentworld
Be Different on Instagram:
@bedifferent40
More Than a Lawyer Link on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/More-than-Lawyer-Elawvate-Yourself/dp/B08FXX3FTY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Andreea+Oana+Serban&qid=1633645876&s=audible&sr=1-1
Andreea's Email:
andreea@be-different.com

Episode 30: Dan Naughton

Friday Aug 27, 2021

Friday Aug 27, 2021

Today on Conversations from Here I speak with the dashing, infinitely entertaining and self-described frag-head DAN NAUGHTON! He is the Creative Director of UK fragrance house Naughton & Wilson and the face of a much-subscribed-to YouTube channel in Britain-- the go-to for informative, evocative fragrance-reviews, MrSmelly1977. Naughton & Wilson are the creators of Gravitas Pour Homme and Bon Viveur-- two enticing scents, reminiscent of the classic fragrances for men from the mid-20th century that can be worn by anyone. Dan is also a musician and a teacher of guitar technique. We talk about all kinds of stuff-- his obsession with fragrance, falling in love with the music of Jimi Hendrix, the power of memory, the perils of social media and the weirdness of the world we live in today. Fantastic talk! Hope you enjoy.
 
Links for Dan:
Istagram:
@mrsmelly1977
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCllTDvggivpIdZ7s2LJe-Eg
Naughton & Wilson:
https://naughtonandwilson.com/
 
 

Episode 29: Seville Michelle

Friday May 21, 2021

Friday May 21, 2021

Today I speak with Queens native, jewelry designer, community builder and fashion alchemist SEVILLE MICHELLE! Her creations have graced the likes of Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Lizzo, Rihanna and Roxanne Shante. We talk about her upbringing in Queens as the child of Cuban and Greek immigrants, finding inspiration from growing up in such a diverse neighborhood, honoring her roots through her jewelry-making, getting noticed by icons of the music industry, creating community healing through craft and what she's doing now. Seville is offering a special gift to Conversations from Here listeners! If you go to her web site, use code "CFH10" for 10% off her products. An inspirational and uniquely American story... Enjoy!
 
Seville's Web Site:
https://sevillemichelle.com/
Instagram:
@sevillemichellejewelry    

Thursday May 13, 2021

Today I speak with Germany's own MYRIAM NOWARA-SCHRAGGER! She has been a creative director, a professor of design at the Hochschule Mittweida in Berlin, a DJ and is currently the founder of the clean skin-care brand Lyquid Poetry. We talk about her origins in Frankfurt, attending the Universität der Künste in Berlin, witnessing the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, her time as a teacher-then-professor of design at the Hochschule Mittweida, moving to Los Angeles with her family, receiving a scary dual diagnosis of heart complications and breast cancer and finding healing in developing her nourishing, non-toxic skincare line. A deep talk-- and a fascinating one! Enjoy!
 
Lyquid Poetry on Instagram:
@lyquidpoetry_
 

Episode 27: Jay Gore

Friday Apr 30, 2021

Friday Apr 30, 2021

In today's episode, I speak with epic guitar wizard, sought-after session player, veteran tour member, master composer and all-around music industry pro-- the honorable JAY GORE! We talk about growing up in Los Angeles, playing his first pro gig at the legendary Troubadour as a kid, how the music industry has changed from decades past, playing sessions and touring, making connections, being prepared to meet the moment and riding the bus well. So many amazing stories-- it's a great time! Hope you enjoy...
 
Jay's Web Site:
https://www.jaygore.com/

Episode 26: Dana Ziegler

Thursday Apr 15, 2021

Thursday Apr 15, 2021

Switching it up a bit, the host of Conversations from Here, DANA ZIEGLER, gets interviewed by special guest JENNIFER JO OBERLE! Dana talks about her beginnings in the Midwest, growing up in Arizona, falling in love with dance, spending a summer in Cyprus, moving to San Francisco, dealing with chronic illness, falling into movement and meditation practices, teaching, performing stand-up comedy, becoming a podcaster and finding the path to healing. They discuss wellness and what it is to find healing in creativity and healthy living. Enjoy!
 
Jennifer's Links:
Web Site:
http://www.jenniferoberle.com/index.html
MusiCares:
https://www.grammy.com/musicares
Instagram:
@jjoberle
 
Dana's Links:
Zen Body Living
http://www.zenbodyliving.com/about.html
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dana-a-ziegler-22579823/
Instagram:
@zenbodyliving

Episode 25: Shannon Hurley

Wednesday Mar 31, 2021

Wednesday Mar 31, 2021


On this 25th episode, I share a joyful chat with the brilliant and amazing SHANNON HURLEY— singer-songwriter, artist, actress and better half of the band Lovers & Poets! You've heard her music on such TV shows as "American Idol," "The Young and the Restless," "The Lying Game," "90210," "Giuliana & Bill" and "So You Think You Can Dance." We talk about her formative years in South Bend, IN, how the trombone changed the trajectory of her life, being a happy introvert, spending a year in London's West End, meeting her husband Ben Eisen in a Duran Duran tribute band, doing a stint as a lounge singer in Vietnam at the Ho Chi Minh City Park Hyatt and the incredible way life seems to steer us in the right direction.
Shannon's Links:
Website:
http://www.shannonhurley.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/shannonhurleymusic
Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/shannonhurley
ReverbNation:
http://www.reverbnation.com/shannonhurley
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE0DN1zlTsVRxG8W_82cKAg
Lovers & Poets:
https://loversandpoets.com/
Apple Music:
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/shannon-hurley/6348208
Bandcamp:
https://shannonhurley.bandcamp.com/

Friday Mar 19, 2021

Today I speak with seismically talented musician and vocalist, touring bassist, songwriter, orchestrator, arranger and Kibitz Room mainstay, JENNIFER JO OBERLE! We talk about her Brooklyn upbringing, early manifestations of her musical talent, attending the Berklee College of Music, getting through depression, appreciating the joys of recovery, exploring new paths and possibilities during COVID and collaborating with the International Songwriters Collective. A profound and soulful chat about real stuff. Grab yourself a coffee, settle in and enjoy!
 
Links:
Web Site:
http://www.jenniferoberle.com/index.html
Istagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jjoberle/?hl=en
MusiCares:
https://www.grammy.com/musicares
 

Episode 23: David Jenkins

Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

Wednesday Mar 10, 2021

On this week's fresh episode of Conversations from Here, I speak with co-producer of the Wild Honey Orchestra, brilliant bass-man, an oft-consulted wizard at TrueTone Music and all-around stellar fella, DAVID JENKINS! We talk about his early life as a child of show business parents, his early fascination with music, his many years with the FOCKRs at Canter's Kibitz Room, balancing work in music retail with being a working musician and how music profoundly connects us all. We also speak a bit about singer-songwriter Zak Nilsson, son of Harry Nilsson, who passed away recently. A soulful talk with great company-- enjoy! 

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