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EP28 - Kelly Schwarze. Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, Author.

"Pay yourself first. Invest in your creativity every day." We talk micro budget filmmaking, empathy in creative leadership, be a big fish in a small pond. See video of the full chat on Vimeo here:


EP27 - Damon K Clark Artist, Composer, Vocal Coach

"Music has been the parent, the lover, the nurturer". In this episode I speak with Artist, Composer, and Vocal Coach Damon K Clark about music, cults and cooking. And why you can do it in Dallas!


EP26 - Jess Garland Artist, Educator, Activist

We talk harp, activism, representation and inspiration. And goddesses. Conversation between Jess Garland and Brett Cowell, recorded outdoors live at Fair Park Dallas, TX. December 2020. Visit Jess at:


EP25 - Willie Baronet Artist, Educator

"Be nice to yourself. See the humanity in others, and create something". Fascinating conversation with Artist and Educator. Willie Baronet, covering art, homelessness and masculinity.


EP24 - Erica Felicella Extreme Performance Artist

"Travelling without moving". We talk about creativity, fear, space, performance art and happy accidents. This interview was originally a live video performance. To see the video, go to:,, or Total Life Complete channel on YouTube.


EP23 - Season Two Intro Episode

Life is a creative-spiritual endeavor. Hear the intro to Season 2 of the podcast. Visit the podcast page at:


EP22 - Season One Wrap Episode

Finally, the Season 1 Wrap. Not what you expect, an experiential summary of everything that happened inside and outside the podcast. Hear about Identity, Different Truths and Beautiful Consciousness. For the transcript visit


EP21 - Kate Siamro Record Store Girl, Reporter and Canadian

"I feel people over-complicate life. Just do what makes you happy." We talk about music, curation, being a romantic, nostalgia, doing stuff for others, travel, visual identity and Adam Ant. This episode was also live video streamed, see the full version and follow us at: find the links and show notes at:


EP20 - Suzanne Smith Founder & CEO Social Impact Architects

“There’s a bigger picture that we’re fighting towards, which is about creating light for everybody." We talk about Social Entrepreneurship, Meaning, Radical Self-Care, Growth. Pulling Others Up and Community. Visit the podcast page at:


EP19 - Jennifer Wester Skater Artist Happy Person

"Maybe this is how I can get people to fly." The Artistic identity and professional skating. Welding. The power of conversation. The quest to share the sights and sounds of "flying", that skaters experience, with an audience. Burning Man. Art Confessional. Yale. Texas Rangers. The Stretchberry bush. Detailed to-do lists. Coffee.


EP18 - Javier Garcia del Moral Engineer, Bookshop Owner, Experience Inspector

"You can really enjoy life with very few things and have a very intense way of living". We talk about The Wild Detectives bookshop, places wheres ideas are shared and culture is made, the need for patience in working out who you are. Photo credit: Elliott Munoz.


EP17 - Jacqueline Twillie Eliminating the Gender Wage Gap

"Eliminating the gender wage gap". We talk about salary negotiation tips, work-life balance, Atlanta vs Dallas and how you can like Victoria's Secret and want human equality too.


EP16 - Brett Cowell interview about Total Life Complete

"Try to make what you're truly passionate about part of your life each week". In this first in-between episode I answer the same questions that I normally ask guests on the show: covering The Good Life, leaving a corporate job to start a business, a near death experience, a vision of a kinder, fairer and more equitable world, and what's in store for Total Life Complete. Feedback to


EP15 - Chad Houser Executive Director and Chef Cafe Momentum

"That's like putting a band-aid on a waterfall" Chad Houser, Executive Director and Chef at Cafe Momentum talks, about creating hope and a future for ex-offenders by teaching them work and life skills. We also talk about what makes a good chef and whether sleep is overrated.


EP14 - Rawlins Gilliland Artist Adventurer Part 2

"Follow a path of genuinely caring about people different from you". In Part 2 we delve into NPR, (social) media, reasoned debate, dealing with tragedy, and Dallas.


EP13 - Rawlins Gilliland Artist Adventurer Part 1

"I saw something other people might not have, I acted on it". Artist and Adventurer Rawlins Gilliland on a poet's approach to life, seeing things differently, being 97% authentic, world travel, almost being murdered several times, and an appreciation of people and beauty. Part 1 of 2.


EP12 - Kat and Brent Thompson Texas Ale Project

"Be stubborn, be passionate, be smart." Conversation with Kat and Brent Thompson Co-founders of Texas Ale Project. We talk about Beer, Fire Ants, Food, Cycling and Giving back to Veterans.


EP11 Shawn Scott - CEO Hack My Future, Tech Founder and Activist

"We’re all in this game together. None of us win by watching someone else lose." Shawn Scott CEO Hack My Future, Tech Founder and Activist. We talk about the importance of learning STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Mathematics)in preparing for whatever the future holds, solving diversity issues in a diverse way, bricklaying robots and flying cars.


EP10 - DJ Louisiana Red Blues DJ, Entertainment Business, Public Radio

"Find something that you love to do and put your heart in it, and it’ll take care of you and your family." Blues and Soul, what makes a good DJ, Public Radio, Second Chances, Being a good parent and why "lying and cheating" is such a popular song topic in the Blues.


EP9 - Kasi Zieminski Nonprofit Marketer, Lifelong Learner, Mental Health Advocate

"The best of times and the worst of times. Knowing that she’d be proud." Touching conversation with Kasi about her journey from the world of Advertising to a more meaningful career, plants, pets, how suicide has touched her family, and how she's now trying to help lead others out of the darkness.