Jul 12, 2021
By Jordan Chakravarty
Coming up this week on Finding Your Bliss, we’re all about feeling good, not only on the outside, but on the inside too. On the program, we have Columbia University executive coach Kate Eckman. The former model and pro-athlete is here to talk all about her fabulous new book: The Full Spirit Workout.
Kate leverages her experience as a well-known communications, performance, and mindfulness expert, accomplished entrepreneur, and elite athlete to equip leaders with all the tools, methodology, and energetic boost they need to excel. Kate’s work is rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, and whole-person coaching techniques. Passionate about mindfulness practices for both brain and body health, Kate is a meditation teacher and course creator for Insight Timer, the world’s number-one ranked free meditation app. Visit her online at www.kateeckman.tv
Also on the program, back again with a real “feel-good” song is Canadian country-rock artist Suzi Kory with her brand new single Gotta Feelin’.
A former guest on our program, Kory’s story is fascinating and it began in Beirut where she was born and Kory’s parents moved the family to Toronto when she was eight months old. Her mother, a devoted fan of country music, would continuously play classic country, and Kory found herself singing along. By her teens, she became exposed to hard rock, most notably Guns N’ Roses.
Having spent several years abroad, it was after her move back to North America and a fateful meeting with her idol and inspiration Axl Rose that the fire to write and perform was reignited.
Considering Kory possesses the lyrical vulnerability and glistening vocals of Emmylou Harris, while maintaining the powerful delivery of Ronstadt, it comes as no surprise that alongside Dolly Parton she cites these country queens as her biggest musical influences.
In 2017, Kory began writing and recording her first EP, Spellcasting, produced by John Angus MacDonald (The Trews). She released it in 2017, supporting it with a string of shows in Toronto and LA at the legendary Whisky a Go-Go. Her songs received radio airplay across Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, UK, the Middle East, Brazil, and New Zealand.
In early 2018, Kory was offered two weeks at the SOCAN house in LA. During this time she began work on a second EP with her current producer Brent Woods (Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach, Taylor Hawkins). It was during this period of musical self-discovery that the album organically headed in the direction of country. At first, Kory was hesitant to make the change in genres, as she wanted to ensure it was coming from a genuine place. As fate would have it, a few months later she would end up seated with Billy Ray Cyrus on a flight to LA. Following a lengthy conversation, Billy Ray was impressed and asked her to send him some of her music.
Since 2018 Kory has released 4 singles; An ode to self-love with ‘The Secret Garden‘, the upbeat autobiographical pop-country ‘Pretty Little Things‘, a classic country ballad ‘Settle of the Dust‘, and ‘Outlaw‘ a country-rock tune with a music video featuring members of the rock band Puddle of Mudd.
In addition to the music, Kory has been on music conference panels (Niagara Music Week), published articles on ‘How to Make it in the Music Industry,’ (FYI Music News), and she is a Motivational Speaker.
Both our author and our Featured Artist are inspiring guests who will help you take one step closer to finding your bliss.
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